Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 22, 1847, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 22, 1847 Page 1
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TH] Vol. XIII. No. 148?Whole No. *731. THE NEW TORE HERALDl ESTABLISHMENT, North-west corner of Fulton and Numb Ma. JAMES GORDON BENNE1T. PROPRIETOR. CIRCULATION?FORTY THOU BAUD. DAILY HERALD?Every day, 1'nce 2 cents par copy?91 ?W' ouniim?payable in advuice. WEEKLY IIKRALD?Every Saturday?Price cent* P*r Cony?13 12>4 ceuta per annum?payable iu advance. HERALD Pull EUROPE?Every Steam Packet dayPrice OVceiits iter copy?$3 per annum, payable in advance. HOLIDAY HERALD?Publialied on the lat of January and latol July uf each vcar?single copies sixpence each. ADVERTISEMENTS, at the usual prices?always caah in a .v Adrerti-emenu should be written in a idaiu, legible manu < The Proprietor will uotbe reapooaible for errors that mayucc-ir tin . PRINTINo of all kinds eiecuted beauttlully and with despatch. All letters or communications by mail, addressed to the establishment, must be post paid, or the postage will ba dedneteil from I he subscription money remitted. DRY DOCK AH UHOOKLYN. SUPPLIES FOR 1147-1. Navv Aoknt's Orrica,) Nkw York, May Ith, 1817. J PROPOSALS will be raceivad at the Nary Agent's Office, (N'u. 4 South William street,) until Saturday the ith day of June next, at 13 o'clock, M., for such quantities of the following articles as may be required, or otdered, under the directiuu of the Chief of the Bureau of > ards and Docks, during the fiscal year eudiiig on 30lh June, IB-IR. The proposals are to be made in duplicate, the envelope to he sudors, d "Proposals fo. Class No. (1 to 17, as the case may lie.) But ii.? offer will be considered without a written guaranty, signed by one or more responsible persons, that the selected bidder orbiddrrs will execute bond and contract according to Uw, when notilied of the acceptance of their offerCla.a No. 1.?HYDRAULIC CEMENT. #000 barrels of 300 pounds each of Cement. per barrel. CbusNo.2.?BUILDING SAND. 4000 cubic yards aand, clean, pure silex, per cubic yard. Class No. 3? llllokEN STONE AND BEACH PEB BLKS SO!) cubic rurda; one half each, of brokeu Stone and Pebbles. hard, durable and cleau, uot to ex raed 1!. inches diameter, per cubic yd Claai N.*4.?WHITE OAK TIMBER, PLANK, kc. kc. 301)0 cubic faet white oak timbi r, aawed, 10 to 10 inches square, 30 to JO feet long per cub. foot. 1000 cubic feat white oak ti mber, aawed, 6 to 12 inches square, 2J to 40 feet long, do 30,noo feet B. M, >V. O. plank, 1>4 to 4 inchea thick. IJ to 30 feet long, per M. ft. B. M. 23,000 feel B. M. W.O. (Jersey aeasoned) thick 13 to 30 feet long, do 3,000 feat B. M. Maple Joiat, 4 to 6 inchea square, 13 to 30 feet long, do 20 W. O. Butts, 10 to 13 feet long, 10 to 16 iuuhes diameter, 200 cubic feet, per cubic foot. 20 Hickory Butts, 6 to 12 feet long, 8 to 12 inches diameter, 100 cubic feet, do 83 Hickory Aalcs, 7Jfi ft.Vloug, 3 by 6 inchea, tier atick. 100 Hickory Bars, 0 feet long, (quartered) 3 by 4 inches, do Class No. 3? VKLLOW PINE TIMBER. PLANK, kc. 13,000 cubic feet of Vellow Pine, longleared, heart, sawed, 10 to 16 inches square, 30 to 30 feet long, per cubic foot. Mem.?A pert of the above timber may be ordered of White Pine, in which case it will be included in < Inss No 6. Claaa No. 6-WHITE PINE TIMBER, PLANK, kc. ko. 4,000 cubic feet of White Pine Timber. C to 16 inches square,sawed, 30 to 30 fret long, per cubic foot. 1,090 cubic feet of White Pine Timber,10 to 16 inches sqn ire hewed, 30 to 73 feet long, do 83,000 feet B. M. White Pine ScantlingTimber, 3 to 8 inchea squ ire, aawed, 13 to 40 feet long. per M. ft. B. M. 83,000 feet B M., White Piue Plank, first quality, 1 to 3 inches thick. 13 to 30 feet 'oug, do 10.000 feet B. M., VV. P. Plank, second quality, 4 to 6 inches thick, 13 to 30 feet lo..g, do 20.00O fret B. M. W. P. Plank, second quality, l)g to 3 inches thick, 13 to 30 feet long, do 13,000 tort B. M., W. P. Albany Boards, 1 inch thick, do 20,000 feet 13. M., Spruce Plank, (wide) 1}4 to 3 inches thiek, 20 to 30 feet long. do Class No. 7.?PILES. 300 Spruce Piles, 27 to 40 fret long, not less than 9 inches in diameter at the small end, srraight and sound. per lineal fo t 20 Spars of Spruce or White Pine, 30 to 73 feet lone, uot less than 9 inches hi diameter, at the small end. do Class No. 8?IRON, kc. 6,000 pounds of Sanderson's Cast Steel, 3s to 23* inches square and round. per pound. 1,000 pounds of Cost Steel, H to 8 inches square and round. do 1,000 pounds of Cast Steel, blistered, Bat, from to I>4 in. thick and I to 3 inches wide, do 3,000 (ouuds I of Wrought Iron, round, >4' to \ inches diameter, do 20,000 pounds of Wrought Iron, round, K to 2 inches diameter, do 3,00(1 pounds of Wrought Iron, square, 3w to 2 inches diameter, do 30,'100 poundaol Wrought Iron, flat, J* to 1>* inches thick, aud 1 to 6 inches wide, do 3,000 pounds of Wrought Iron crow-bars, 4 <b 8 fret long?and pinch and shackle bara, 3 to 6 fret long, do 1,000 pounds ol Wrought Iron washers, to 2 inch hole, do 1,000 pounds of prosed chain, % 10 X inches diameter, do 1,000 pounds of timber chain, 3, inch, 9 to 12 feet long, very best quality, do 1,0*10 pounds of blocks for Granite hammers, do Class No. 9.?HARDWARE. 1 dozeu cross-cut saws, per dezeu. 1 do band do do 6 do axes, narrow, Simmons'best, do 20 do ship augers, 2000 quarters,''* to 3{ inches, L lloiuidieu, per quarter 13 do files, half round, bastard, 14 inchea, per doien. 12 do do do smooth, 14 do do 12 do do do do 10 do do 13 do do Bat bastard, 14 do do 12 do do wood, 14 do do 12 do do rat-tail, 12 do do 12 do do mill-saw, 8 do do 12 do do saw-pit, 33* do do 30 do do taper saw, 33sto 7 <1? do 30 do do do 6 to 8 do do 1 do screw wrenches, do 1 do 8 do 1 to 6 inches, do i uo carpeniers pincers, uo 1 do bench screws, do 2 do spirit levels, do fi do steel squ ires, 2 Test long, IK ineh blade, best quality. do 2 do double I'uced headers, per ponud. 10 do hinges. 8 to 12 inchei, per dozen. 2m do wrought iron butts, 2 to i inches, do 10 do locks, pad, do 10 do do chest, do 10 do do drawer, do 1 do do door, do i do hasps and staples. do 20 do rhovels, Ames'No. 2, best, do i do scoops, do do do 11 do spades, Ames' best, do 10 do hoes. 10 inches blade, extra strong eyes, do I do curry combs and brushes. do 2 (to tapeliues, JOfeet long, do t do do 7i do do 20 do maul handles, do 20 do axe do do 10 do hummer handle* do 100grow screwj, )i to I inch long per grots. (It) do do I to 2 niches long do 2.') irross of screws, 2 to 3 niches long, do 30 papers of brads, ^ to 2 do per paper 100 do tacks, 4 to 12 oz. do 10)10 pounds sheet lead, do 1000 do lead pipe, 1 inch diameter, very light, do I dozen composition cocks, for do per dozen. 10.000 iHiunds cut nails, 4 to 4A<! per pound. lisil) do wrought do. 4 to 12d, and horse nails, do 10,000 do cut spikes, 4 to 8 inches do 10.000 do pressed do 4 to 8 do do 3,0110 do do do 10 to 12 do _ do 300 do do do 3 to 0 do railroad do Class, No 10.?STONE CUTTERS' TOOLS. 1 doz.patent hammers (granite) 10 to 12 imands. with 8 blade', per pound 2 doz. hind hammers, 3 pounds each, do r! do. penned do 7 to 0 lbs. do do Class, No. 11.?SHIP CH VNDLERY. 3,000 pounds of mauilla rope, IW to 6 inches, per pound. un.lKKl do of do do 4H do do 111,000 do of do do 2 to 4)? do 2.000 do of Russia hemp, 2 to 8 do do 300 do nf packing yarn, do VU) do of spun do do 'om) do nfuine thread line. do 100 do of tow. do 100 do of marline, do 100 do ofl.ampwick, do 300 do of hooks and thimbles, 4 to 10 inehw do 1,0) 1Q do of tallow, do CsOO do of heavy, oak tanned, pump leather. do >00 s juare yards of old canvass (heavy ) psr sqnare yard. 20 barrels of fine sand per barrel. 20 do of fme clay, do 20 do of charcoal, do 20 do of lime, do 20 doz. of cum brooms (heavy) per dozen. 20 do of hickory brooms, do 10 do of corn brushes, do 10 UO OI Mil|? W?V?I WW 10 do of tin cup* (pints) do i do oil f*t*Uer?, do I do KaJiosi measure*, do 1 do % do do do 1 do I do do do !i do lock do do ji do bushel do do T do I do baskets do 1 do * do , .do "O 3 do 6 to 14 inch lignum vita bushed shelves, per ineh. do marking brushes. . I1*' dot. I do marling npikeo 1!^ to 2 inches diameter, do 1 do lignum vine fides 12 o 20 inches long, do ( Im. No. 12-PAINTS. OIL* Bcc. WOO gallons best winter strained sperm oil, per gallon. 300 do fish oil, do 2011 do linseed do (boiled) do 100 do spirits of turpentine do MX) pounds white le id, ground in oil, per |Niund. zoo do black psint, ground in oil, do 100 do yellow ochre, do .V) do led land, do Ml do litharge, do ,0 do white chalk, do .,0 do red do. do 2 botes speim candle* short sites (fifl Ihs). do , ( loss No. 13 ?rilOVKNDKR,. 30 tnui hay, hue timothy and clover, mixed, per ton of 2000 lbs. 1 10 do rye atraw do 1 30,000 pound* ground feed, nam and corn, pure, per pound 2,000 bushels oata, very bed quality, per bushel. ' 'n0 do fine feed do do Clan No. U ?CASTINGS AND MACHINERY. | 100 rail iron sheaves 6 to 13 inches j diameter, 3000 Ibi. per lb. too do botes with journals, IJg to 3 in, ches bore, 13,000 do. , do I j(?n do washers,1 to 2 in. bore,3 to 10 inches diameter 1000 do. do ft set of michinery and iron work for crane* amounting to abont 4000 vrnnivtil iron miH MlfM) Ha I of rut iron tin 3 000 pound* of ini*cell*neou? matin** of iron do Clua No. 1ft?STATIONERV. J (purr* iii.>i<|uarinn drawing paper per quire j <|o adprr riyal do do j do medium do do i do tracing do do 'i ilii nroa* irction do do 4 do pruilrd p?> roll* do do ft ream* entelope paper per ream. |J do fine cap ruled do do 1ft do do regulation do mo j do fine letter paper do 1 do blottut "lo do E NE n: 10 dux. drawiuf i?ncilt (Kranch.) par d 20 do Monro* ) do 5 do boxci peiu, Gillott'a extra Aue No. 303 do 3 do do medium do 2 do do Windle'a do 10 do pen holders, do 3 do inkstands, _ do 3 do quart bottles black ink, do 2 do small bottles red ink (carmine) do to do tape, red (office)* do 3 do do blue do do 3 do sealing wax per pound. 2.1 do mein books Smo. per doz. i do cap blank books, 6 quire do 1 do muster books do , Class No. 16.?COAL. 1,000 tons coal, coarse Cumberland or Blossburg, per ton of 2000 lbs. 300 do CumbeiUnd do Class No. 17.-BUICK. 100,000 brick of the best quality ol'hard smooth weather per thousand. The deli revs' of Classes No. 3, 4, and 7, must be completed by 30th December, 1047 ; of Class 17 bv 1st October, 1017 ; of the remainder of the classes will commence on 1st July, 1847; and continue as the requirements of the work may call for. Samples of eaulfql" the articles can be examined at the store house at the Nary Vard Brooklyn: the articles furnished must be equal iu quality to these samples. More particular bills and specifications, may be exauuued at the engineer's office iu the Navy Yard. The attention o( the Contractors is particularly called to this examination. SPECIFICATIONS , , , Ci.ass No. 1.?The cement is to be out up in casks of about 300 pounds.stares of hard wuod; 12 hickory lioops; samples of Classes 1, 2, 3. and 17, to be sent to the Dry Dock prerious to the 13th of May next. Classes 4, 3, 0, and 7. Particular bills will be furnished specifying tlio dimensions of the timber, plank, Stc., withiu the limits abore stated. Class No. It. nil new patterns required will be furnished by the government. The prices for enst and wrought iron must include all the la bor of torniug, boring, drilling, Aling and Atting up complete for use. All articles, except those brought by water, will be delivered at the etore house. Those brought by water will be discharged at such wharf as may he designated by the engineer. Bond, with two sureties in one-third the amount, required. The offers must he made in duplicate, for each class separately, according te its number, and to be ao endorsed, an. ...... a. ,i.. ...... ?r ...i. ...a ............ merated, in (lie list, nnd the amount earned out lor the whole quantity and correctly added up at foot, and the total amount of the class lud for expressed in words. All the articles are to be of the best quality, to be delirered at the Nary Yard, Brooklyn, at snch times within the said year, and in such quantities within the amonut stipulated in the contract, as may be required, subject to such inprection as may be directed by the engineer in charge of s.auLJWy Dock. The bureau reserves to itudFme right to increase or diminish the quantity of the artier! named in the several classes to the amount of fifty per cent, according to the wants of t! e service. m8 law It rc FRESH 15KEF AM) VE(iETAliLES FOR THE NAVY. Nsrr Agent's Office, > New York. 21th April, 1017. ) SEALED PROPOSALS, endorsed "Proposals for Kresh Beef, See," will be received by the Nayv Agent, at liia office No. 4 South William street, until Monday, the 24th of May uext, 12 o'clock, AI? forthesopply of all the fresh Beef and Vegetables which may be required for the use of the Navy at this station during the fiscal year ending on 30th June, 1048. It must be of good qunlity, the best the market Affords, and offered for by the pom d. It will be subject to such inspection as the Chief of the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing may di rect, and be delivered on board any vessel of war in the portot New York, or at the Navy Yard, where it may be required Ninety per cent of the deliveries will be paid in thirty days alter lulls in triplicate, properly approved, are filed with the Nary Agent, and the remaining ten per cent 011 the expiration and completion of the contract. Contract wi|l be entered into with the loweat bidder, giving bond with two anretiea, in onethird the estimated amount, for ita faithful performance; but no proposal will be considered, without the guaranty required by law of one or more responsible persons, that the person or persons whose offer may be accepted will execute sueh contract and bond within five days after being notified of such acceptance. In case of delay or failure to deliver, the Navy Agent will procure the supply necessary,and/inyexcess lie.may pay over the contract prices shall be cliarged to the contractor ana deducted from his bills. PROSPERM. WETMORE, all lawGvSrrc Navy 4otent- _ JACOB BKA1STED respectfully informs his friends, and the public generally, that he has commenced the General Agency and Commission Business at the store of W. 11. Braisted, 54 ltende street, corner of Broadway (in La Farge Buildings), where he will devote his time to effect sales in Real Estate, Furniture, Groceries, aud merchandise in general. Holding an auctioneer's commission, he is prepared to attend to out-door tales of Real and Personal Estate; also, to the selling of the Furniture of families, at their own houses, which will at all times receive particular atteutiou, and punctual returns made. Hotels or private dwellings will be.appraised correctly, and disposed of at the shortest notice. Liberal advances will he made on such articles as can be conveniently stored; and money loaned on stocks, notes, and other collateral securities, for short periods. A register will be kept for the sale or letting of houses and lots, and other tenements. To save time and trouble to both landlord and tenant, a correct description of the premises, with the terms, are always noted. myl lmeod*r H. BRAISTED, EXCHANGE BKOKERT Lafargs Building, comer of Broadway and Reade street, entrance 51 Readr Bank Bills, Gold and Silver Coin, Drafts aud Notes of Hand bought and sold. Nr.w Vohk, May I.J^7. myl Imrod'r COLUMBIA HALL, LEBANON SPRINOS.-tlus establishment will he open, aud ready for the reception of visiters, on the 1st day of May, 1817, by ita old proprietor, ml 3weod*rrc HENRY HULL. BOARDING AT HOBOKEN, Fernage Free!?The subscriber lias taken, anil is now furnishing the Atlantic Hotel, Hoboken, aud will be ready in a few days for the reception of hoarders,- The House is situated contiguous to the Ferry, and of easy access to the city. The view of the Bay and Narrows is unobstructed and delightful, and no pains will be spared to reuder the Atlantic Hotel a uuiet, agreeable, and comfortable home. if ft I tih FLfI RHA TO LEND on Bond and Mortgage on VJtlUjDUv City or Brooklyn Real Eat ate, in sums to suit applicants. This sum belongs to an estate in trust, and will be loaned for a term of years. Apply immediately, to 8. 8. BROAD, No. II Wall street, in the Croton Water office basement. a 15 ro<l2rn rc AMKKICAN ~ TEMPERANCE HOUSE, Worcester, Massachusetts.?The subscribers having leased and thoroughly repaired, for a term of yeara, the above commodious lieuse, situated at the station of the Boston and Worcester Railroad, assure their friends and the public, that every exertion will be made to secure the comlort, and merit the patronage of the travelling community. TUCKER k BONNEY. Titos. Tucker, formerly of L. I. Railroad. > H. T. Bownet. ) m7 latenfl'rc " "X A o. BRANDON, BLOCK LETTER SIGN MANUFACTURERS, SIGN POINTERS, NO. ? TRYON ROW, Adjoining the Hsrlem Railroad Office, New YorkTHE superiority of our Wood Letter 8ign? for beauty, conspicuouaness and durability, have beeu Billy apprrciatrd ny many of the principal men of buaineaa, which fact will become apparent by reference to the Waabingtou 8torea, William street: U. S. Bonded Warehouse; Aator House; Ratlibun'a Hotel: Judaon'a Hotel; National Hotel; Perkins Hotel;Merchant's Hotel; Mercantile Library; Nankin Tea Company, Ac , Ac., be. To atnuigera visiting the city we can refer them to many of the principal lirma in almost every city in the Uuian. a23 eodlm*rrc Ladies; dress, habitiandiphlissecutting taught in Three Leasona.?luatruction m Madame Tillieux's celebrated system of Dress Cutting will be given permanently ut No. 63 Chambers atreet. a few doors east of Broadway. Ladies in easy circumstances, a* well as those engaging in the business of Dress Making, will, with three hours instruction, be able to fit themselves and others with ease and accuracy. For the purpose of introducing this method and making it as popular here as it has long been in Paris and London, the terms are made extremely low?$3, including all the expenses. Hours of instruction from 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. Dresses cut without delay, and waarauted to fit. mlfi Slaw 4w*rc IjS ItKSl I ARRIVALS of i icejjcapes, embroidered dresses, F'rench lawn handkerchiefs, embroidered collars and under handkerchiefs, plain and figured muslins, thread anil imitation laces, black Brussels laces, veils, the newest styles in silk gloves, ribbons, Ac., at mil 6ieod*nc 8COTT A CO. 377 Broadway. IR AN'S, KRKM H and I IIIN'ESE FANS- F REDKlilCK A. WOOD WORTH, successor to Bonfanti, 32i Broadway, offers to the trade the largest assortment of F'A.NS mi the market, at the lowest prices Plain white Taper Funs, bone sticks; colored Fsiier F'ans, bone sticks^ black Mourning F'ans, ebony sticks ; Chinese Carved, and Chinese Feather F'ans; together with every variety of rich Dress F'ans, including some of the most tasteful and beautiful articles of the kind ever imported. mytO fcfl*r At AKD- b. M. HENRHil' KS reapectltillv calls the attention of his friends and the public generally, to the following choice Segars, always on hand anu at the most reasouahle istes. at 61 William street, Anti<|uedad, Esculipio, De Meya, Ortis, F'ragaucia, Washington. Norriga, India, Vngeeindad, l.eon de Oro. Pauetela, Rough and Ready, F^speranxa, Eagle, IJgues, Cnbnllcros, Norma, 1'urexa, RiomU. Trincipes of Junto s his and Rendon brands. Regalias, pressed and of all description. N. ii. This establishment has no connexion with any other in iIns city or elsewhere. ml2 3taw lw? r CLIREHUOH, HAIR-< UTTER AND WKi MAKER. lias removed to IIS Broadway, entmnce by the store of Mr. Hi. Joint, flatter, directly o|>|Hisite the City Hotel. Clirebugh s removal was not anticipated, and has been occa sinned by the agent for the premises, the details of which will be published in a few days, and will exhibit a piece of treaehcry, almost without a parallel. mG I4t?r r|70 DOCK-BUI LDF)R8 ?Wanted,proposals for building a A Bulkhead at rlie foot of Corliers street, from Wster to F'ront s'reet. F'or further particulars, apply ( within one week) to O. EURMAN, Jr.. at the store or BradnerACo., No. 9 Nassau street, or to J. T. IRVINO, No. 7 Nassau street, up stairs. myl27t* rc VI KI N II \ H UT'S V HTOTY'B GILDED Bit \SS LET **-'*" r"*v " "iso?wim t au ..miiirii i.ane, entrance tirecn *treet.?1 hue letter* aae remarkable fur durability, ami a brilliancy of the gilding unequalled by any other article in the city?which brilliancy U_ warranted to *t*nd eipoaure to the weather. They are alio japanned to any color that may bo deaired. a mm* fh LADIES.SK ITiR WKKK.-A genteel and ideaaant huaiiiean will he aolil for a very moderate price, with instructnini and apparatus, which will inanre an income nf$2J per week to any lady of enterpriae and indnatry, in any city on either continent. Apply at 63 Chambera atreet, from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. >*t NEW SPRING AND SUMMER OOOUA?tJentleinen'a outlining.?J. Agate, formerly Paraella k Agate, 23? Broadway, corner Park Place, now offer* to hia friends, customer* and strangers, a full and varied assortment of gentlemen'* furnishing good*, adapted to the preaent and coming seison, yelected or manufactured with great care, eonaiatmg of Cravata, Scarl'a, ??love*, Suaiiendera, Shirt*, Under (Jarmenta, lloaiery, (kc., (kc N. B.?The auhacriber will pay particular attention to miking Shirta, Htocka, Snapender*. Hiioulder Bracea, Body Braces, kr., hiving engaged a snjierior artiat to attend the manufacturing department. my 18 I in* rr JOSEPH AfJATK. 237 Broadway. BEDBUG POISON WATSON'S INKAM.IBI.K BEDBUG POIHON-The ejjierience of paal year* prove* thi* preparation to be the mint effectual deatroyer and baniaher of Bedbug* ever di?covered. It need* but one application to aatiafy the moat incredulou* of it* wonderful and immediate effect*?Price 2*. Sold wholesale and retail only at Apothecaiie* Hall, 36 Catharine street' 476 Grand atreet, and Ollcott, McKtuonh Co., 1)7 Maiden Lane; and 139 kallon atreet, Brooklyn. al im*r W YO EW YORK, SATURDAY The Mexican War. TI1E BATTLE OF CEURO DORDO. ilk ADi^L AHTKKI 3 U 15 RIOA tlB, VoLL'fCTSER DlklalOM. > Jalata, April '31, 1847. { Sir:?I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the 3d brigade during the action at ' Cerro Gordo." Thebrigade moved from it* camp at Plun del Rio, under command of Brig Gen. Shield*, and. In compliance with instructions from ilujor General Patterson, commanding volunteer division, to reinforce Gen. Twigg*' division, operating on the right of the Cerro Gordo pa** It reached the position of that division about 6 o'clook on the evening of thu 17th. too late to share in the brilliant action of that day, During the greater portion of thu night, almost thu entire brigade was occupied in placing in battery a 'J4 pounder siege gun and two 'J4 pounder howitsurs. which labor they performed with great *pirit and zeal. At daylight, on the morning of the 18tb, the brigade was under arms, ami moved at an early hour to turn the Cerro Gordo, and attack the extreme left of tire enemy's position, the Jalupa road. This was effected over very difficult ground, through a thick chaparral, and under a galling tiro from the enemy's guns on thu heights. Upou approaching the main road, the enemy was found upon, and near It, with a Held battery of six guns, supported by a large force of Infantry and cavalry. Whilst forming for thu attack, and under a heavy fire from the enemy's guns, Brig. Gen. Shields, who had gallantly led hi* command, fell, severely, if not mortally, wounded. 1 then directed a company to deploy us skirmishers, und ordered a charge upon the enemy 8 line, which was accomplished with spirit und success by those coinpuniea which were enabled from the nature of the ground to make the advance They were promptly and gallantly supported by the remainder of the 4th regiment of lllinola volunteers, under Major Harris. The 3d regiment of Illinois volunteers, under Col. Korninn, and the Now York regiment, under f'ol. Burnett, being ordered by me to move forward to the right and left, and upon the eiu'my, the rout become complete at t hat point, and the enemy tied in great confusion, leaving his guns, baggage, a large amount ofspecle, provision, and camp equipage in our hands. by your direction three companies of the Now York regiment, under Major llurnham, were detached on the 17th inst, at Plan del Kio, to report to Brig. General Pillow, for tho purpose of assisting to establish a heavy battery on the enemy's right, to operate on that tlank of bis position, in connexion with the 1st brigade of volunteers. These companies perlormed this arduous duty with great zeal, and rejoined the brigade at Jalapaon the 19th instant. A detachment of one company from each regiment was sent, under Lieut. Col. Willey, to support Capt. Taylor's battery, und assist its advance?a duty that was accomplished with great promptness and resolution under the enemy's tire. I am under obligations to Colonels Korman und Burnett, and Major Harris, for tho coolness, promptness, and gallantry, with which they carried into execution the several dispositions of their commands; to the immediate staff of my regiment, ('apt. Post, A. C. S. and Adjutant Kondy; as also to the staff oftho Brigade, Lieut. R. P. Hammond. 3d artillery, A. A. A. O., and Lieut. Geo. T. M. Davis, A. D. C., for their assistance in performing the various duties assigned them. I have to regret the loss of Llout. Murphy, 4th Illinois volunteers, and Lieutenant Cowardin. of 4th Illinois volunteers, who fell bravely,discharging their duty. Lieutenants Scott and Johnson, 4th Illinois volunteers, fell, severely wounded, in front of their companies, whilst charging the enemy's batteries. Capt. Pearson, New York regiment, and Lieutenants Maltby and Korman, 4th Illinois volunteers, were slightly wounded, and Lieutenant Iloso. 3d llliuois volunteers, was severely wounded, in the discharge of their several duties. The loss In killed and wounded in the brigade was as follows; 4th regiment Illinois volunteers, six officers und rorty-iwo non-commissioned officers and privates; ad regiment of Illinois volunteers, ono officer und flfteen non-commissioned officers ond privates; New York regiment, ono officer and five privates. A return of the kiiledand wounded will accompany the report. It affords me pleasure to express my high admiration of the good conduct, coolness, and stcudiness of every officer and man of the brigade, and to say that, from the commencement to tho end of the action, they deserved my unqualified commendation. I havo tho honor to he your obedient servant. K. D. BAKER, Col. Com. 3d Brigade, Volunteer Division. First Lieut. Wm. H. French, A. A. A. G., Volunteer Division. lleanquartr.Hi 3d Biuu. Vol.. Division' > Jalafa, April 'JO, 1817. { 8m: I have the honor to make the following statement in answer to the inquiries of the major general commanding volunteer division, as to the events of the pursuit of the Irtth inst. After the eneuiy wore driven from their guns, and evidently beaten, I sused all my exertions to strengthen my right flank, where there was still some opposition. Afty disposing a sufficient force about the batteries. I went forward on the Jalapu road in person, and found portions of the 4th Illinois. 3d Illinois, and New York regiments, commanded by Gen. Twiggs in person, pursuing the enemy. I found Capt. Taylor's battery was also with the column. We pressed forward in pursuit as far as Dob Hlos, and there ('apt. Taylor opened his fire upon the rear of the enemy, whose column was ascending the hiU at Knoerro. Being halted aud directed to retire by Gen. Twiggs, we returned about a mile and a half, where we were met by Gen. l'atterson iu person, accompanied by the dragoons, by whom we were again orderod forward. K. D. BAKER. Col. Com. 3d Brig. Vol. Dlv. Lieut. Wm. H. French, A. A. A. A. Won. Jala fa, April 21st, 1817. To Capt. Hammond, A. A. A. Ueueral: ? Sir?Tho first regiment U. S V., of New York, was employed in thu following manner during the movements of the army upon Cerro Gordo: Companies C, K. H, wero detached on tho 17th, under the command of Major Bumham, to establish and support a howitzer battery upon the enemy's right, commanded by Lieut. Iliploy. of tho Artillery. Compauy A was detached on the morning of the 18th Inst., under the command of Lieut. Miller, to support the field battery commanded by Capt. Wall, at the Artillery. The remaining s? companies under my command joined the 3d brigade of Volunteers in its attack upon the enemy's left. Company B was detached by me. under the command of Lieut. Heicharot, supported by companies I and K.totakeoue piece of field Artillery, planted upon the National road, aud to support Colonel Baker, of the 4th Illinois, in his movements. The enemy deserted the gun, and were pursued by company 11. Companies 1 aud E returned in a few minutes, and formed the advanco of fire companies upon the National road, which were again united by me under tho command of Major General Twiggs, and joined in the pursuit of about 'J&00 of tliu enemy; company B being employed in a similar inauner through the chaparral aud plains, and joining the command about six miles in advance, upon the National road. The ofllccrs aud men mgagod all did their duty. The following is tho list of wounded:? Capt. Pearson, company E, slightly wounded; private Ebenezer Cook, company I, mortally wounded; private Joseph Franklin, company 1, severely wounded; private Richard Kederick, company I. severely wounded: private John Strlers. company I, slightly wounded; private Henry lleveran. company K. slightly wounded; private Christopher Newman, company B, slightly wounded. Killtd.?On 3d Quarter-master'* duty, near flanta Ke, National road, April Mth, 1847, Quarter-master's Sergeant Wm. H. Kearney. I have the honor to be. Very respectfully, yours. WARUB. BURNETT, Col. Cora'g. GENERAL SIIIEI.DS. (Jen. Shields la a native of Ireland, and when cjuito young emigrated to this country, and settled In Kaskaskia. Illinois where he fstudied and entered upon the praotlce of the law lie rose rapidly in Ills profitssion.aud soon obtained the first rank among his taU-ntrd competitors. In 183(1. he was returned as u member of the Legislature from Iiandolpb county, in which capacity he distinguished himself as a ready debater, and a practical working member. He was afterwards twice elected by tho Legislature Auditor of Public Accounts, and the effect of nis financial talents and untiring industry in that department, will, for a long time, be visible in the improved state of the State fiuances. From this office he wns transferred to the bench of the Supreme Court, and also to the bench of the third judicial circuit, in both of which stations he administered tliu law with wisdom and impartiality, endearing himself to all classes of the people, and establishing his reputation as a jurist upon an enduring foundation. Upon the accession of Mr. I'olk to the I'residency, he was appointed Commissioner of the (ienrral l.and Office, the duties of which he discharged to the entire approbation of the country When the call for volunteers was issued, lie was appointed a Brigadier General; and resigning his office of Commissioner, he immediately repaired to the

theatre of hostilities with his brigade, the third and fourth of the Illinois volunteers, and two regiments from Tennessee. Eager to do his duty us a soldier, he applied himself with great assiduity to the science of arms, for which he has a natural predilection AMERICAN PRISONERS IN .MEXICO. Caitlc ok Bautiaoo, City of Mexico. April 3 I)K*a BnoTiiKn-I have written you frequently since I necnmc a prisoner 01 war, ,uy , , T ,, to business almost exclusively. ? * I shall now speak a little of Mexico and Mexicans. Krom Haltillo to Agua Nuevais eight leagues. and hero there is fine water Thence to Han Juan de Venago, one hundred and fifty miles, there Is no water, except in tanks and wells. The tanks are built of earl hand cement, and filled In the wet season; but may be easily emptied by opening the bottoms The we'.ls ran be readily ruined by throwing in dead animals Hence the almost impossibility of an invading army marching through the country. This part of tho country is also very unproductive on account of the scarcity of water, it being im|H>ssibls to Irrigate to any extent from tanks and wells; and agriculture cannot be prosecuted without copious irrigation, in consequence of the length of the droughts. Krom Hnn Juan de Venagas to Matohuaia is twentyfour miles This town is situated in a mining district, and contalus sixteen thousand inhabitants Krom this place to Han Luis Totosl there Is a tolerably good supply of water The country presents a beautiful level plain, bounded by rugged barren mountains The people are poor, miserable, stupid. -The country is going to decay, evidences of which are seen at every step This has been the case from tho time of the revolution?some, indeed, sav, flrom as far back as the Invasion of Cortex flan Luis Potosl la a beautiful town with, some sixty RK H MORNING, MAY 22, 184 thousand people. Wo arrived there on the 6th of Feb and left the 16tli We passed a number of email towns coiitaiulrg from three to eight thousand people, aud arrived at (iuuruturo on the diet. Thie city 1 hud never heard of before. It is the handsomest I have seen.and Its reported population vuriud from thirty to seventy thousand souls The buildings are truly superb; aud the aqueduct, which supplies the city with water. Is indeed magnificent. We reached the vicinity of this place (Mexico) on the 27th. when our conductors, learning that tho civil war hud broken out. detained us at a point three leagues off. for a day and a liulf?to preserve us from the mob as I...U an 1/1 t.i?? v.,,? . 1 a ?- .? 1 ? not knowing which party ?? uppermost, they (11(1 not know to which they belonged. H'e reached t he castle after midnight, and were smuggled into it with great privacy. A few moments after we entered au alarm was raised by the discharge of four guns in rapid succession. We heard some one say that four men had been killed and ten had escaped. We now ascertained that we were lodged in a prison containing two hundred convicted felons. The escape made It necessary to change their culls, and they were brought out and passed through the yard where we were, chained two and two, and placed in safer dungeons. The tight was yet raging in the eity, and I shall ne.ver forget my tntrie into the city of the Aztecs. The civil war lasted till about the the :20th ult . when the urrtvnl of Santa Anna put an end to It. Whether there were many killed during the twenty days' tight I do not know ; but it Is said that a great many old women, cats and dogs were slain. The insurrection was a god-send to Santa Anna, as it furnished him a small job alter his dreadful defeat at Ruena Vistu. lie left here yesterday witli the shattered fragments of his army, pretending that he would immolate himself, if need be. between this and Vera Cruz ,should (Jen. Scott attcmt to march upon the capital. This nation, so far as government Is concerned, may be said to be annihilated. They are without an army, money, or men capable of ruling. Santa Anna himself is said to be superior to his countrymen only in knowledge of the Mexican character and his ability in humbugging them. Whether a peace would follow tho capture of this city is extremely uncertain; among our friends here the opinion is it will not. Gen. .Scott having taken many prisonors at VeraCruz we are in daily expectation of being exchanged, in which case we will rejoin the army and probably return to the United States as soon as wo would had we never been rnnfiirAfl fSnnta A unu nniu>ar? tn hn <i? fnmafAil hi# friend La Vega, an it see inn to have escaped bin memory that he had engaged with lien. Taylor for the release of these prisoners.?Koi.J I have written you several letters sinco my captivity. Although in the city of Mexico 1 have seen but little of It?and that little through the iron gratings of the castle of Santiago. Whether we shall be indulged witli a view of it ufter our release I know not. I trust we shall. Vour affectionate brother, JOHN P. GAINES. AFFAIRS IN (iKN. TAYLOR'S CAMP. [From the New Orleans i'icayuno, May 13.] The Govemniont transport steamer Telegraph, ('apt. Auld, arrived yesterduy from the Urates, having suiled thence on the dth Inst There is scarcely a word of news by tilts arrival, no later copy of the Flag than that of tile Sth iust. received by the Day, having been received. From Monterey we have advices a little later. The accounts previously received of Indian depredations upon the ltio Grande are confirmed. I* Camp, Wal.vut Sprinos, (near Monterey,) April M. 1817. $ The 1st Mississippi regiment, now cut down to two hundred and odd men, go to-morrow, as a far as Cerralvo, and remain there to garrison that place until their term of service expires, which will be next month or early in June. A train of id? wagons arrived from Camargo on Friday and brought Mate mail from the States, and among it a number of communications for Gen. Taylor from War department, if tho on d t is true here, the department has not condescended to tuko the slightest notice of the general's communications for many mouths. I fear there is not. much if any prospect of an onward movement toward Saltillo, as there is now no force adequate to bucIi au undertaking. The time of nearly all the twelve months' volunteers will explro very shortly, and unless they should desire to stay beyond tneir time for the purpose of going to Saw Luis, which it is not likely they will do, there is no prospect of a speedy movement. Accounts hnvo been received here from San Luis as late as the 7th iust., and they represent the Mexican army as entirely broken up and disheartened as well as the people. Mr. Freeman, an intelligent American, who has lived in San Luis for a number ol' years, arrived yesterday from that place. Hh mhvs t lint tlim entire lnnirtli of the road nresnnty n most pad feature ? gruves on every Hide, unburied bodlvp, pick ami broken down soldiers at all the ranchoa. and every other evidence of a routed, dispirited, starved ami broken down army. In this region it is the unanimous opinion that Mexico never can bring puch another army into the Held during this tvar. You have publiplied accountp of the dipgraceful outrace perpetrated before the battle of Duuna Vista, and will belno leap shocked to learn that an equally outrageous barbarity hap been perpetrated in thin region by perNOBP calling tbemeelvep Americana. It appeara that near a little town called Guadalupe, near Marin, au American wap phot two or three weekp ago. and hip companions and friends determined to revenge hip death. Accordingly a parly of a dozen or twenty men visited the place.and deliberately murdered twenty-four Mexicans. This 1h a fact, a melancholy, Incontrovertible fact. All ellortp to ferret out the perpetrators of thip dastardly outrage have proved fruitless, unfortunately, and they will never bo discovered probably. For the last week or more here the weather has been very warm during the day. but the nights and mornings are cool and comfortable, and there have been a number of smart showers. Lieutenant Col. Wright, of the Massachusetts voluntfers, and a lieutenant of the regiment, arrived on Friday with the train from Matamoros, with a communication from Oen. Cushlng. All the regiment is at Matamoros, and will remain there for the present. I forgot to mention that there are a number of cases of smallpox among the troops, although it had not assumed anything approximating an infectious character. The 3d Mississippi regiment had several cases when they arrived and have lost several men from it. AFFAIRS O.N THE RIO f?RANDE. [I'rom the N. () Bulletin, May 13.J M?yf>, 1847. Drift Gen. Cadwidlader ha* arrived here and assumed the command of the lower llio Gran :c. and liae ejdablixhed a camp at 1'alo Alto, for the instruction of tbo new regiments an they arrive. About IftOU. arc already there, and will be greatly augmented in a few weeks. They appear to be a good class of men. We are informed the General will make his headquarters at the camp, so roon an he can complete his arrangements for forwarding supplies. Wo have no news of importance from General Taylor, who is at Monterey. The year's incn are about starting, and probably not a company out of all the regiments attached to Gen. Taylor's column, can be retained in the service. They are anxious to return to their homes and friends, and more than all, are disgusted with the management of the war. It would, however, do your heart good, to hear them speak of Gen. Taylor. With regard to the ultimate destination of the new regiments, we only know, they are sent here, in the tlrst place, with a view of reinforcing Gen. Taylor, but some fears arc beginning to be entertained, that at least, a portion of them will be ordered to join General Scott. Gen. Taylor ought to advance on Han Luis, and through those populous northern provinces, to Mexico. As he is now prepared with the needful transportation, It can bo done with much less expense and with more facility than from any other point. He should have, however, at least 10.000 men for that object. INCIDENTS OF THE WAII. IKrom tbo Washington Union, May 19.] Captain Hughes has returned from the camp with the highest opinion ot the gallantry and enthusiasm of our troops. The feats which he saw them perform in the field am indicative of the highest courage. The exertions which they made to drag their heavy pieces of artillery up the most difficult stecp?. and plant them on the heights, and Silence the cannon of the enemy, are astonishing. On all occasions they exhibited the best spirit. They met death with eqnamuiity. and bore their wonnds with the greatest philosophy and even gaiety of temper. ''Captain Hughes relates that as he was approaching our hospital, he met three privates of the mounted rifles, who had just had their arms amputated, and wcro quietly walking along whilsting and chattering as if uothing hid happened. Capt. StevensT. Mason, agallant Virginian, the son of the lamented Gen. Mason, who fell In a duel some yesrs ago, had his leg carried olT by a cannon ball. Shortly after undergoing amputation, this brave officer received his friends with great cheerfulness,and Indulged in many lively jests over his mishap." Wo are happy to seu tlie citizens of Lncsburg, where he formerly resided, paying a public tribute to his gallantry ARMY. Brazos Sanruuo, May fl, 1847. Allow me through your widely circulated and useful paper, to say, that the three companies of V. S. infantry which left New York.llth April.under command of Lieut. Colonel Kay, arrived this day, May ft, at Brnzos Hantla go Kvery man able to carry his musket on shore, In high spirit h, and good health.JThe officer* of each corps desire, through you, to tender our thanks to Captain James K. Ilays, ofthe Itrlg (J. B. I.araar. for his uniform accommodating and gentlemanly conduct during our passage You are aware that we numbered two hundred and twenty-two souls, and therpjwas scarcely ajar to mar the peace and pleasure of our TOyage. Wo had a full share of sea sickness, hut that prepared us for the climate In which waare to dwell. We pitch our tents forthis night, and to-morrow morning, Bin inst march to l'alo Alto Gen. ( adwallader met us hero this morning? you will be apprised of our moremcnts (.'apt. Ilays. of the brig G. 0 Lamar, has the signatures of our officers:?Liut. Col John J. Fay. ( apt J. A. Yard, 1 apt. J. W. < ollett, Lieutenants G. W Taylor. J. VV Patten, P II Bruugere. B. Yard, Capt. A. Wilkin*, Lieut. K. Hummer, Lieut. K. M. Cummins. Dr J Conger. Within the last two days, the following military gentlemen hare reported themselres at Gen Brooke's office Captain Hills, ItUh Infantry; t aptaln Wlekliffw. ( aptaln McKlnney, i aptaln Owen and Lieut Mlb-s Also. Maj Lee, of the 7th infantry; W Peternell, Ifttli infantry ( aptaln King 1st Infantry, ami ( aptaln bethel There are now encamped at the < arrolltnn race course a detachment of the 16th Infantry, 460 men, under Lisut [ERA 17. Col. Webb. Al?o two eompanle* of the 16th Infantry? | one company or III* 7Ui imantry. in iui "zoo men. uijuoi Major Leo, of tlio 7th lufantry; Captain Ualther'* company. 3d dragoon*. 108 uion; Captain King'* company, let Infantry. 90 men; Captain Blair'* voltlgeurs, l'.o men; Captain Molford'* company, 13th lufantry. IlK) uien, aud Captain McReynold* company of dragoon*, 104 men. lu all 1044 These troop* will start the moment transportation can l?e obtained. Lieut. Curd, with 33 recruit* for the Kith regiment, from Ohio, arrived at thi* port ycgterday morning, on the steamboat Luna, from Louisville.?JVric Orliant Delta 13 th. Lleilt. Mcintosh lias received information thut a suitable vessel may soon be expected here, for the transpor- | tation of the company ef roltigcur* now in tho U. X. Barrack* in this city, to Mexico. The company uow ' numbers sixty one men, and may be increased by further accession* before it* departure. Lieut Mcintosh lias received order* to provide ration* for thirty day* for the voyage. He is to proceed direct to Veru Cruz, to join 1 the army under Gen. Scott. ? St. Louis Republican 17(A. A company of Rail county Guard*, intended for Santa Ke. ha* been organized at New London. Missouri Mr. Lofland was elected Captain, and Mr. Kyke, tlrst livute- j uaut. A company of Independent Bragg Artillerists, has been form*d at New Boston, Illinois.? St. Louit Republican City Intelligence. Steamer* Oreuon a*rti Bvv State.?These boats left on their respective route* for Boston on Tuesday evening. May lbth, at A o'clock. I'. M.. the Hay State being on her tlrst passage. We give below a memorandum ef the time made, which was kept by a passenger on board the Oregon ; we also give uu extract from a log kept on board the " Oregon," when running last season with the steamer Atlantic, it will be seen by a comparison, that tho time made on the oveuinfc of the Sth inst. was tlve minutes quicker to Huntington light than when running ; with the Atlantic. 'Log of a run between "Bay State" aud "Oregon," May 18th. 1847:? High water at New York, 13 o'clock meridian. Passed the point of Corlaer's Hook, N.Y.,. ft o'clock 18m. j urog h ioim o " 7IQ. Oregon about two or three lengths ahend of Ray State. rawed Huntington Light 7 o'clock dtim. " Stratford Light 8 " lHm. Bay State gaining, and at half pant 0. boats side by aide. Met " Rhode Island" steamer 10 o'clock 39in. At Saybrook Klght. Bay State had passed the Oregon, and was about a length ahead. Arrived at Stonington Id o'clock 7m. Running time from the point of Corlaer's Hook, New York, to Stonington, ti hours 4!) minutes. Time made August 99,1H16, hy the steamer "Oregon," when running in company with the steamer "Atlantic." High water ut 1 o'clock. P. M. Passed point of (Jorlaer's Hook, S. Y.,... 5 o'clock I8in. " Throg's Point C " II in. " Huntington Light 7 " 31m. This is till the log of this night's running that wejhave been able to obtain : but it is well understood that, the i running time made to Stonington, by the " Oregon,'' was tun to llftuen minutes less when running with tho " Day State" than when running with the " Atlantic." Gencrai. Tavi.ok.?An accurate likeness of (ion. Taylor hint recently been published by A. Hoffy,88 Walnut street, i'hlladolphia, and can be obtained in thti city at any of the bookstores. It ia taken from an origi- | nal sketch taken from life, at ('amargn. by Capt. Katun. , A. D. ., and is certified as correct by Commodore Con- i nor, Assistant Adjutant Gen. M'C'all, Lieut. Meade, and ('apt. ingersoll. Oue of the brave volunteers who participated in the capture of Monterey, and who, from sicknusR, was obliged to return to the North, is at preseut here selling this engraving. The SurrotKD Murder.?The man that was picked up the other night on the corner of I'ell street and bowery, with his scull fractured, and supposed to have been murdered, turns out to be a German, by the name of Hunt, who was in the employ of Mr. llalsey, residing in 61st street. It appears this man was intoxicated, and had clambered upon ono of the 3d avenue stages, that start close by, fur tlio purpose of riding home, when be accidentally fell from tho box, striking his head on the curbstone, and otherwise bruising his head, which injuries caused his death. The hat of the deceased was found on the top of the stage. Kxtewsivb Fire.?About one o'clock yesterday the bells announced that a tire had broken out in the first district; und on proceeding to the point indicated by tile firemen, we found six or seven wooden shanties on the corner of Greenwich and Hammersly streets in flames. The llru engines were at work in an incredibly short time, but the materials wero so inflammable that the flames were not orcrcome until they had consumed some ten or twelve of the shanties, by this calamity about thirty poor families were rendered houseless. The fire originated in a carpenter's shop, but in what manner we could not ascertain. Fires.?A fire broke out yesterday morning in the baking establishment of ( ourad Kurst. No. 333 3d street. The ttiu was soon extinguished. Damage trifling Another tire broke out yesterday morning in tbu coffee and spico factory belonging to beard fk ( . uiutuiugs, No. 'Jbl Front street. Tho fire was promptly put out? damage inning Fires.?About 11 >a o'clock last night a Ore broke out near the corner of h ulton. in Washington street, Immediately opposite the Washington Market, In the frame building occupied by Hopping At Meeker, as a basket and wooden ware store. The whole buildingJwaH quickly enveloped In tlames. and the Are companies rendered the most elfective service in checkiug the progress of the tire, which threatened the adjoining buildings. They succeeded in putting down the fire, not before the building was seriously damaged and nearly burnt to tlio ground. Too much praise cannot be given to the tire companies, who labored on the occasion with much activity. Asothkr.?A Arc occurred about 10 o'clock, at the corner of llammcrsley and Greenwich streets. Several frame buildings were consumed. Three men were seriously Injured by the falling of some part of the buildings, and it was rumored that two men wore missing among the ruins, which caused some anxiety among their friends. Ai.arm.?There was an alarm of firs In the 4th district, about 9 o'clock, which turned out to be false Dr.atir st Drowvivo.?Coroner Walters held an inquest. yesterday, upon the body of an unknown woman, who was found floating in the river, near the Battery. The body prosented the appearance usual in persons who have come to their death by drowning. Verdict accordingly Death bt ArosLEiv.?The < oroner held an inquest, also, at No. 20 Centre street, upon the body of t own Murphy, a native of Ireland, aged 3.1 years, who died suddenly yesterday. Verdict, death by apoplexy. Police Intelligence. .Arretl of a Fugitive on a Charge of Murder.?Capt. Terry of the ath ward police, assisted by several of his offieurs. arrested last night (Friday) a female by the name of F.lizabcth Montiguey. wife of Paul HilTan Montlgney, whom the captain found secreted in a house In Reads street,she having arrived in thu city that day from Klixabethtown, New Jersey, where she stands charged, on the oath of F.lizn Pirnn before Isjlho Anflrow. W.o Justice of the Teace at Newark, with causing the death of a young woman, 3-i yearn of age, daughter *f the said Cirou. by the name of Illasenta Justine Huphune riron, on or about the l'Jlh dny of April means of poison or otherwise. It appears that the deceased has been living with Mr. and Mrs Montlgney for the last 10 or la years; associated with them as one of the family?and that about flfteon months ago the deceased receired from Belgium some two or three thousand dollars?which money was willed to her by her deceased mother; and this money, it seems from the fhcta in the case, was in ths possession of Mr. Montlgney for safe keeping A few weeks ago the poor girl was taken witli a lit of sickness, and died rather suddenly ; but, previous to her death, the deceased made a will leaving all her property and money to Mrs. Montlgney, without reference to her father, who resiiled In New }ork; nor was he apprised ofhis daughter i illness or death until informed by a friend, which was a-l ter the funeral had taken place This, together with other circumstances, led Mr. ('iron to believe that sonic unfair means had been used townrds his daughter.whlrli led to the above complaintbeing made for the purpose of investigating the matter more fully. In justice to i Mrs. Montlgney. we would state that she volunteered tu return back to Klixabethtown, which she did, in custody of that excellent officer James Southard. of Newark for the purpose of having the charge properly investigated before llie authorities of that place Jlrrttt of Burglars.?Officers ( ode arid iioldeo, of the Fourth ward, arrested on Thursday night two notorious thieves, called Bill Livingston and Michael Ifogan. whom the officers caught in the act of rolling out of the wholesale provision store, occupied by Lockwo >d k Sweeter, corner of Roosevelt and South streets, several kegs of lard, they previously having forced on the "monkey ' from the cellar door, by the aid of a niarllnspike, and thus burglariously entered the premises The officers at once took the rascals into custody, and Justice Drinker committed them both for trial. Uraml Larceny.?Captains Bush and ( argill. of the Ninth Ward, together with several of their officers, arrested, on Wednesday last, two men. called Antonio A. I arriaand Win. Devoe, on a charge of stealing from the dock, four miles from l-'ishkili I ending 'J bids pork, i bbls. fish, 1 bbt oil, and 4 new barrels, which property they put on board a small vessel and brought down to this city; and on attempting to land the sainn at the foot of dlst street, the above vigilant officers captured the aeoused parties and recovered the property. Justice lloome looked them up for examination .lrrevf (in Suspicion.?Oflloer Croootte, of the 3d ward, arrested yesterday a man called George W. Ila mon on suspicion 01 stealing auout T>'?? worth or Jewel ry. Detained by the ciuitaln lot further evidence. Grand l.arcriiy Officer Keen* of the 3d ward, ar rested^yesterday ? fellow called I O'Klley, on a i harge ol entering the premise* No. 74 Beektnan street. and steallog a wallet containing fto in hank bills from tbf pocket of uvost which hung up in the ball, the property of Italph Buckley. 'In searching the prisoner frtl ft( were found on his person, evidently a portion of tht stolen money The wsllet was found empty in St George's churchyard, where it had. In all probability been thrown by the thief. Justice Drinker committed him in full for trial Sutpiritn of Foul Ploy ?A inan by the nmna of Joht Charles was arrested lert night by a policeman on I cha'ge of having administered some drug or dunk to i woman by the name of barah Hitehic, they having beei found together in the street, under very suspicions clr ! cumstances, t lie woman being under the strong intluenr of some poisonous drug lti?tice Drinker very prudent ly committed tlu-iu both to prison, In order to fully in ' vestlgate the matter I'harer of /'niioning Officers McGee,of the tlth wart ] arrested last night a woman called Julia Hulllvan, ob ??ggggew LD. Prtco Two Voo?a* charge of poisoning the family of Jeremiah Crowly residing at No 1ft ( rom street Juetl. e Dnnker committed the accused for a further examination. Pttit Larctntei.?Daniel Conner was brought in on a charge of stealing a silver watch worth $4, belonging to John Moore, reeiciing at No. 46 But gem street, Locked u]> by Justice Timpson John Heed and Hill Hilton were both arretted on a charge of stealing bank bills and silver coin to the amount of $9 7ft, the property of John Wallace, belonging to the ship Clifton, lying at the wharf, at Brooklyn Locked up for trial by Justioe Drinker Pttit Lorctniri.?Officer Jube of the 10th ward arrested yesterday u black woman called Sarah Fullmer, on a charge of stealing a reticule, worth $3. belonging to Mrs. Kioly, li't) Cireenu street. Looked up by Justice Timpson. John Heed was urrested last night by officers linker and Murphy of the 6th ward, on a charge of stealing VJ0 from John Wallace, while In a " crib" on the Five Points. Committed by Justioe Drinker. Law Intelligence. Hitrkmk CorsT. May 21.?Present the Chi<f Justice, Mr. Justice B>iard?ley, Mr. Justice Jewett. The People ve. Jtkamah B Tillett.? The court gave judgment la this cause, which was argued yesterday and fully reported in the Herald, affirming the judgment of the court below, so that if (executive clemency Is not interposed. the defendant will tie executed. Pally Ilu,hue jlgain.?It will be recollected that tout iudictmvnts were found agaiust Mrs. Bodine, two for murder, one for arson, and the fourth for receiving stolen goods?that upon one of the indictments for murder guilty, and the verdict afterwards net aside. and further prosecution ou that indictment abandoned. Application ??i made at the rising of the oourt, this afternoon, to have her discharged from the remaining indictments. After hearing her counsel. and the District Attorneyfor liichmond county on the part of the people, the oourt grunted an order that she be admitted to ball on her own recognizance on the remaining indictment for murder, but made no order on the other two Indictment*. United States Commissioners' Orrics.? Before Commissioner Morton ~~1ttrmi>t to Mutiny an board the thip Southerner.?On Monday last. ( apt Walker, ot the ship Southerner, chipped a crew of 10 pertone for a voyage to Liverpool and back. On Tueaday he took ont hla clearance, and the next day. Wednesday, dropped down to the lower hoy. whero the crew took umbrage at something said or dono by the first mate, refused to do duty, and finally rose on the mate and beat him in a shocking manner. The anchors were then throwu out, the boat lowered, and the captain came up to town and made a complaint at the District Attorney's office, upon which a warrant was issued by Commissioner Morton, and given to Deputy Marshal Collins, to be executed. The marshal went down on Wednesday evening, bnt the moment ho appeared on deck and announced bis errand, the crew rose en masse, and ordered him off, on peril of liis life The officer being unarmed, and having 110 assistance, he withdrew, und came np to the quarantine ground, where one of thetrevenue cutters was at anchor. stated what had occurred, and asked for assistance. The 1st lieutenant, who was on board at the time, told him there was not a sufficient number of msn on hoard, but directed lr.m to cull at 7 o'clock next morning. when the crew would be mustered. Mr Collins was there at the appoiuted time, and all things being in readiness, the commander of the cutter ordered bar to be steered to where the Southerner lay at anchor. On naming tha Southerner, the crew of the latter, it was perceived, were determlued to resist, upon which the captain of the cutter ordered his men to draw their cutlasses and board the Southerner sword In hand. The muliuetr* seeing that resistance would be in vain, allowed the cutter's men to board without further difficulty. The captain of the cutter than called for the shipping urtlcles, which he read to tha craw, and pyinted out to them the Illegality of their proceedings, and Ilia punishment that would follow If they were prosecuted; upon which, with the exception of six, they promised to return to their duty. Tha six who refused were ironed, and three of them?(isorge Wilsou, (iecrgc Johnson and Thomas Dockerty?who were most conspicuous in the revolt, were brought up to the city and committed to the Brooklyn jail. The other thieo were allowed to remain on board the Southerner in irons, at the request of Captain Walker, in tha hope that when the ship got out to sea they woula go to duty; although the captain of the cutter, from the stubbornness evinced by the entire crew, and tha reluotance with which they promised to return to duty, advised Captain Walker not to venture to sea. but to couiu up to the city and ship another crew. This (.'apt. Walker declined, and said he would take the risk.? Shortly alter the revenue cutter left, the Southerner weighed anchor and put to sea, since which nothing further has been hoard from her. Court of uesarai. Ne?sio*?, Friday, May 21.?Before JKecorder Scott and Alderman Turner and Crollu*. Jonas II. Phillips, Ksq., Assistant District Attornay.? Trial far Keeping, a Ditorderly llome Returned.?At the opening or the court this morning, the trial of Cathnrlne K Buckley, for keeping a disorderly house, at No. SO Howard street, was resumed. Krankmk Wilso* sworn.?I lire next door to Mrs. Buckley's house; her house is very noisy and disorderly; I h.tvu seen women of ill fame coming out of her house; 1 have frequently been accosted by them while staudiug on the stoop of my father's house. Tho prosecution here rested; when the defenco produced the following testimony:? Jo?> r11 Kslis sworn?I have known Mrs. Buckley for \ nearly two years; I boarded with her about three ' months last summer; 1 never saw anything disorderly in her house; 1 do not know any thing against her character. (Jeoroe Rei.yka sworn?1 have known Mrs. Buokley for several years; so far as my persoriul knowledge extends, she is a respectable woman. Samuei. Shaw, sworn?I have known Mrs. Buekley for three or four years; I have been in the habit of visiting her house; I never saw anything of a disorderly character there. Tho case then went to the jury; who. after a long absence, being unable to a^ree, were discharged. The Court then adjourned until to-morrow morning Political and Personal Gov. Ilrbb has appointed O. M. Mitchell, Esq , of Cincinnati, the celebrated astronomer, adjutant general of the Ohio Militia. Mr. Mitchell was educated at Weet Point. Chief Justice llageman, the distinguished politician and jurist, dlod at his residence, In Toronto, c. W., on the evening of the 14th Inst. Mr. Whitney was to give his views of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. before the Connecticut House of Representatives, at Hartford last evening Capt Macondry, first officer of the Jamestown in her late voyage, gave a dinner to the crew of the ship, yeaterday afternoon, at his residenoe in Dorchester. Between seventy and eighty of the ship's company were present, and had a merry time enough. During the months of March and April last past, Gage, llntenger & Co., of Cbarlestown, Mass . loaded at their wharves seventy-eight vessels with ice, for various ports and places. It is said, that the Rev. J. N Mafflt has commenced libel suits against Messrs. Peck, Smith and Seudder, who signed a paper in reference to Mr. Mafflit'a alleged expulsion from the New York city Methodlat choreheo. Also against the publishers of the Christian Advotalt, in which the alleged libel appeared The citltons of Mobile have determined to entertain 1 Mr. Webster in various ways, among other devieee the ' committee have marked out a chowder party. Hon. Zadoc Pratt, of this State, arrived In St. Louie on the evening of tho I'ith inst. Hon. J. Mueson died at hia seigniory of Tsrrsbonns, 1 Canada, on Saturday, the 1.1th Inst., at A o'clock A. M He had, by his commercial abilities and enterprising spirit, amassed a fortune estimated at Z17.000 a yaar lln was railed to the Legislative ( ouncll of Lower Canada. and appointed vice president of the Bank of Mom1 treai. His A'fiOO subscription to relieve tho sufferers by fire at Quebec will be remembered. Ckxtrai. A merica.?The brig Mary Ann Jonea, i Capt. Wilkins, arrived yesterday from Havana, i having sailed on the id Inst., bringing us papers of that i date. i Krom Central America news had Keen received by on# > or two arrivals, of some importance Since President C'arrera lias withdrawn, Guatemala 1 altogether from thi> confederation of Central America, niid declared her a aepnratr nnd independent republic, tin- State* of Salvador and Niraragua are laboring to rffrct a politi>'a! union on the plan. It la aald, of our own j Union < ommiaalonrr* bare bean appointed from both Htat?a, who are to ineet at tbn port or Ua Union, In the bay of Conchagua, to endenvor to effect the deairable event. A mantfealo appear* from (ien. ( arrera. aaalgnlog reaaona for withdrawing from any more attempt* of thl* kind He evidently la jealoua of dealgn* which he anapeeta the United State* entertain of obtaining command of tbn latbinna at aoinn point, and allude* ijulte pointedly to our deeigna of Cnnqu??t in that direction. All Central America appear* to be (julet. (,'oeta Rica it ia thought will follow the example of < Juatemala, and declare heravlf independent.?,V. O. I'ic Nay 13 Japan.?Advices from I a pan, vin Uatavia, state that on the 10th of February, 1817, a moat deatructlve tire broke out In Vedo, which raged two day*, covering a epace three mile* long by one and a half wide, conauinliig the reaidencea of aeveral prince*, and a I vaat number of bouaea. A 1'rencli a<|uadron, under the command of Hear Ad mlrnl < eelle, vlnlted tin' i.oo i noo uuanu*, anu arrived at Nanganakl on tho 'juth of July, when he addrenned a letter t" the Governor complaining of the harah treatf inent nufTcred hy the crew of a brunch ahlp which had been driven by dintrenn near the Inland of Jeeao, In 1844, i and ie>|ue*teu for the future protection and aeetatanee ' of the lapaneee Government for Krench crew* which 1 might he driven by dintre** on the ahore of that empire i lie remained hut three day* in the harbor of Nangaeahi, wan not )>erniltted to land, and left without waiting for an aimwer to hie letter and the arrival of ?ome provl. I nlotu that were intended to be *ent to him by the Governor. ' The Ilaninh corvette Galathea under command of ' < ount Kteen Bille, arrived <lf the bay of Yedo ou the t HOth of Aogunt. and anked leave to proeeed up to the ' city, which wan refUecd 0 New drleana wan to have been Illuminated on Satur day evening lant, in honor of American vlrtorle* In Mexico The arrangement for the dlnplay Includeu Ju the bulldingn to I e nperially Illuminated all the public '> buildlugn the ouitom houne, municipal hall?, court * room*, churcben. and inany other place*