Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 14, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 14, 1847 Page 2
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r i? NEW YORK HERALD. H?ir TWk, M??<lay, June 14, 1941. The Herald for Europe. | Th? steamship Htbernia will sail from Boston on Wednesday next, and her mails will close in this city to-morrow afternoon. Our next edition of the Herald for Europe will go by her, and will be ready at the counter of our publication office to-morrow, at 12 o'clock. It will contain every thing of importance that has transpired from the sailing of the last steamship, and a complete and perlect map of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, showing the surveys for a canal, a Macadamised road.Tand a railroad. We have received several letters from different parts of the country recently, enquiring of us how people who resided at a distance from our agents can obtain this pnperl In reply, we would inform the writers that we are disposed to oblige them by all means in our power, and that if they will send a dime in a prepaid letter to our office, we shall take the trouble of mailing the paper to the address of any person in the old world which they may name. Our friends in the city by leaving the address of the person to whom they wish to send a copy, vrtll be accommodated in the same way by paying six cents for the paper, and the postage thereon, at the office. Mexican Privateers. We publish in another column a very interestma and iinoortant letter from our Washington correspondent relative to Mexican privateers. We also publish a curious article from El Heraldo, I of Madrid, giving a Spanish view of tho Mexican war. Both the letter and the article are important just now, as it is impossible to tell what may grow out of the capture of the Carmelite. It is to be hoped, for the sake of peace, that 8pain will act us becomes a civilized nation.' Foreign News. We may now begin to look for later intell ligence from Europe. The Christophe Colomb from France, is probably in her fourteenth d?y. and the Cambria from England is in her tenth day. The latter will probably put on steunt to beat the C. Colomb. Ttas Proposed Connection of the Atlantic with the Paclfle. The subject of acquiring the ripht to construct n canal or railroad across the isthmus ofTehuantepec, being now under the consideration of our government, we have at considerable trouble and expense procured the original surveys which were made some years since, at the instance ol the Mexican government, by Captain John D Williamson, an eminent engineer. In order to illustrate them, and show the facilities which this isthmus possesses for connecting the Atlantic ocean with the Pacific, we have had engraved the map which is this day published in the Herald. The original surveys for a railroad, a macadamized road, and a canal, are plainly and accurately marked on it; and it will be perceived, at a glance, that the long talked of proiect, of connecting the two oceans, is perfectly feasible, at a comparative small cost. The rapid increase of American commerce in the Pacific, and the great extension of our territorial possessions on its shores, have, very naturally, brought the government fr? n inst estimate nf the imnortancc of opening a ship channel across the isthmus which separates the two great oceans, whose waters wash the Teastern and western shores of the American continent. In the proud and hopeful days of Spanish authority in the new world, this was a favorite scheme of the sovereigns of Spain, and their * American viceroys. Jlut, with the fall of Spanish power, and the depreciation of Spanish character in this hemisphere, all luipe has expired of ever witnessing the achievement of this great work, either by the present owners of the soil, or by the mother country; although, of all other countries, Spain would, under the influence of an enlightened commercial policy, derive the most advantage from the facilities which such a channel would offer for carrying on & lucrative, and ever increasing trade with her ancient colonies. On reference to the map it will be seen that on the Pacific side there are fourteen feet of water, but on the Gulf side a de^i of only ten feet. This disparity, however, can be remedied by damming the river Iluasacuulco at the town of Lacruiz, in order to divert the river from the course which it takes in that direction, and oblige the water to go directly across the bar, which ere long would disappear under the influence of the current, and give a depth of thirteen to fifteen feet. The estimated cost of constructing a canal according to these surveys is fifteen millions of dollars, which includes the expense of clearing out the river, and arranging the depots on the two oceans; of constructing a railroad the whole length, viz.: one hundred and .ortv-two miles, and seventeen one hundredths >f a mile, eighteen millions of dollars; and the cost of constructing a macadamized road one hundred and two miles long, will be fivemillions of dollars. The result of these surveys establishes the fact that a canal is the best, most judicious, and cheapest means of connecting the two oceans that can be adopted, and for two powerful reasons; the two navigable rivers and the constant Hupply of water to be obtained for it from the lake near its centre. The Rio del Passu and Iluasacualco is navigable tor vessels drawing ten feet water as fur up as Grand Village, and on the Pacific side the river Chimalapa is navigable for the same class of vessels as far as the town of St. Miguel de Cliamaipa. Between those two places the two rivers must be connected by the contemplated canal?the distance being only twenty-nine miles and a half, at an expense, as we before mentioned, of fifteen millions of dollars. Whether the government will insist upon the light of way across the Isthmus or not, in treating for peace with Mexico, we do not know; but the increasing importance of our commerce and the progress of the race, point to the connection of these two great oceans, and to the United .States to effect it, at no distant day. Another Speech by Generat. Benton.? | Colonel, or rather General Benton?Senator Benton?made another speech on the 29th May last, in Jefferson City, Missouri. The extreme modesty for which he is distinguished, pervades it throughout. This last speech is condensed for the St. Louis Union , and would it be believed, that the synopsis occupies four and a half columns of one of the largest papers in the Union 1 We have with some difficulty gone through this speech for the especial benefit of our readers, who would its length; or if they had courage to commence, would not have the patience to wade through so much self-praise and egotism with which it abounds. One whole column he occupies in returning thanks for having been thirty years in the Senate of the United States. Ills experience, he says, shows that republics are not ungrateful. In regard to his being nominated for the Presidency, he returns another hat full of thanks, but he must decline th? honor. If. on a recent occasion, be had been willing to leave the Senate, it was not for the honors and emoluments of office. but for the risks and hardships, and responsibilities of a service In which die hoped to do something useful to bis own country, and to a sister republic. Nor did he adhere only to the office of Senator, hat to its labors and duties. Alwavs at hts post, nothing public or private. In the commute* room or the chamber, escaped im his attention Diefrtereetod end ^etf-denying, as web place In tne mUlUryaoedemy or the naval school -had gone to any one of his blood in the long couraa af hit public terrier The next President, he thinks, should be selected from the Northern democracy. He then takes a start and speaks of the contest between Gen. Jackson and the United States Bank, and says that the revival of the gold currency was one of the glories of Jackson's administration, and impliedly one of his glories, for who can forget the "mint drops" flowing up the Mississippi. The bill for tha graduation of the public lauds, must sooner or later, he thinks, become a law, and it will be prosecuted in time of war, as well as in time of peace, to success. He refers to the advantages to be reaped from the construction of the Oregon railroad?an old story, however, in these parts. He is particularly eloquent on the subject of the war. At one time he said he could tell the probable duration of it; but since he was rejected us Lieutenant General, h? cannot tell when it will end. The language which he uses on this subject is so characteristic of the man, that we give it to our readers :? One war had been avoided, without a loss of rights or honor: another had fallen upon us. and now. the question which met him at every step was, "When will it be finished ?" Alas, he could give no answer! There was a time when he had an opinion : the President approved that opinion; it was founded upon a combined movement of arms and of policy?two armies?20.000 under Taylor, 13,000 under Scott, with a mission of peace in company?and the sword to be effective if the olive uraucn laiiwa roucjr tna armt were to oe cimnnnm and policy relied upon more than armi; and If that plan had been adopted, he fully believed that peace would hare been restored in the month of April past, or this month of May; and pcaoe, not the mere cessation of fighting, but a restoration of friendship, commerce. social intercourse, and all the sympathies of republican brotherhood. Congress refuted the appointment indispensable to the merest of that plant and no a' he wat without any meant of /arming any opinion upon the probable duration of the war This is the first time that the famous plan hatbeen devulged. After three months of painfu anxiety, we have it in the above extract. In regard to the choice of Presidents he says:? lis had long since made known his opinion?a direct vats of the people, and no intervention of intermediate bodies to nominate before hand, or to decide alternately afterwards, was his plan. A vote by districts, aud a second electiou between the two highest. If the first one failed was the plain and obvious remedy. A second election between the two highest would dispense both with a nominating convention, and a contingent resort I to the House of Representatives. No matter how many I I were candidates in the first electiou, if any one obtained a majority of the whole, then the eleotive principle was satisfied?the majority to govern?and the election was finished; If no one obtained such a majority, thon the first election to be held a nomination of tho two highest by the people, and the election to be immediately held over ugain between these two. This would bring the election to a speedy conclusion, and without a resort to intermediate bodies?a national convention, or a House of Representatives?each daily becoming less acceptable to the people. Jiut the great point of his speech, the most int- i portant part to the world, is the high estimation j in which he and his children hold the State oi * Missouri. But let us have his own words :? 1 Col. B said that the State of Missouri, though a young State, had a name abroad, and u good one Freedom | from large debt?compliance with her contracts, so far as she went in debt?exemption from tbe rage for banking. and premature internal improvement?steady adherence to ber political character, aud to ber political men?candid and enlightened consideration of the conduct of her public men?the very length of time which she had retained, and sustained, a senator?all these things had given her character abroad and he was proud to belong to her. His children also were proud of Missouri; aud cf this he could give a high evidence, noted at the time by all the papers in Washington city. A general illumination was had In that city, after the news from Cerro Gordo, in honor of the American victories in Mexico. The children ?>f the Missouri Senator illuminated their father's residence In C street. They put the Missouri victories, surmounted by the flag which Fremont and some Mistouriane hail carried to the loftiest peak of the Rocky Mountains, in the centre, flanked on the right and irjt by Verro lroran ana jiwna r ma.? Thin was their collocation of the honors of the war; his- j tory might make it a little different; but it was right in them. It caine from the heart, and showed that the heart was in the right place?in Missouri. The girls did it, the mother being sick, and the only son, and the father, being in St. Louis. All had heard that he was a teacher to his children; this illumination would prove that he had taught them to honor the State which had honored their father. It is really too bad that the name and services of the gallant Fremont are made use of in this way, by this Senator. lie glorifies himself by means of his son-in-law?he says one word for him and two for himself. Banking in Massachusetts.?It will be seen, on reference to another column of this day's paper, that the trial of Barker Burnell, the cashier of the Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Bank ol Nantucket, and late Senator in the Legislature of Massachusetts, has commenced. It may be that some curious developements will be made. Seeing the Elephant.?We have received a capital sketch of "seeing the elephant" in Mexico. Our thanks are due to the gentleman who sent it ; but for one reason we cannot use it n the Herald. New Wheat in the Market.?The following paragraph will be read with considerable pleasure by the public: [From the Columbia (9. C.) Banner. June 8 ] A load of new wheat, railed on the plantation of D. H. Ruff, Lsq of thii district, was sold to Mr. Jesse Drafts, in this town, on Saturday last, at $1 12)* por bushel. It is said to be a very superior article. [From the South Carolinian ] The crops have improved vastly since our last, and | seasons have continued favorable, though we have had j rather too much rain. The wheat harvest is falling rapidly before the reapers, and we may soon expect new Sour in our market. Theatrical. Boweuv Theatre.?The national drama, "Ethan Allen," the " Tompkins Blue," and the " Bronse Horse," will be performed here this evening. These three pieces comprise a bill that would fill any house in the world. Mirerva Rooms.?Whoever will go to the Minerva Rooms this evening, will see the splendid evanescent Dioramic Views, which have been recently brought to i this country by Mons De Laplerre. From what we have heard of them, we are disposed to consider them as the most mngniflcent affairs of the kind that have j ever been exhibited here. There will be some excellent j vocal aud instrumental music to enliven the scene. Hckr Alexander.?This accomplished magician appears in Albany this evening. City Intelligence. The Weather.?Wo had suino rain yesterday evening. and the atmosphere was cool and agreeaole during the day. The thermometer stood at 68 degrees about 6o'clock. Fires.?A Are broke out yesterday morning at No. 3'1 Old Hlip. in the eating house of P. Keegan. The Are was promptly extinguished by the police. Another tiro broke out in the stables o! John Filks, Essex street, yesterday morning, which wae promptly put out by the police. AnOthor fire occurred at eoruer of Montgomery and VI on roe street, yesterday morning about JJf o'clock, caused by the bursting of a gas lamp. The fire was put out by otficer McDivett. MiniTAav.?The City Ouard. Capt. Wm. M. McArdle. leave in the steamer, from the foot of Barclay street, at 10 o'clock this morning. They pass the day at Bergen Point, and land at the Battery at six o clock. P M.; proceed thence to their Armory, Constitution Hall, where they dine. General Gaines, Col Bankbead. and the officers of the aruiy and navy in the city, are expected to be present Bloomfl-ld's band I from Governor's Island, accompany the Guard. Common Coir.NciL.~The Board of Assistant Aldermen meet at their ueual hour thle evening Suicide.?In the caaeof Joseph D. Silcock, alluded to In yesterday's Herald, as having committed suicide, the Coroner held an inquest yesterday, which resulted in the jury rendering a verdict that the deceased came to his death In consequence of taking laudanum while under temporary insanity. The deceased left a comrouoica tlon upon the table In his room, to the effect that be was I tired of living and that he had made two previous atI tempts to take his owu life Found Dsowned?The body of nn unknown boy j , about 8 rears old, was found floating In the slip at tbe ] foot of Albany street, yesterday morning. He appeared | to have been in the water but a few days. The Coroner : j held an iuquest in this case yesterday. Verdict, death I | by drowning. Death fsom a F all ?The Coroner held an Inquest \ also upon the bodv of Philip Klley a native of Ireiand. | aged 48 years, who accidentally fell down a flight of stairs, and was thereby so severely Injured that hu died shortly afterwards. Verdict accordingly. Solomon.?It is universally conceded that .So- I lomon, the ancient, w.isn winu in in Hm sayings have contributed not a little to increase the wisdom of j the world, and to enlightaii mankind Our Solomon, in i Church street, following the example of his illustrious predecessor, does more to enlighten toe citizens and the J community then nny other man You may call at any time and supply yourself with newspapers of eveiy de- ! ! scrlptlon. and the various periodicals of the day You 1 1 inay seat yourself comfortably in his saloon, and read them until you are hungry ami he can satisfy your appetite with divers good things, provided you pay for i them.? New Brvniwick (AT J ) L'ntnn, June 2. Count Montholon, who arrived hero in thn Hibcmia 1 { la the French consul at Ktchmond. I 1 I?I Maestro Pacciui, " Saffo. ' la to be performed this evening by tb? Italian company of Havana. Tedeaco. the to often demanded prima donna, la, at laat, to appear in thia play, with the Slgnora Marinl. the eontraHo of the company, who ia said to poseeaa an admirable voice The part of tenore ia taken by Peroral, ene of our old acquaintance!, fur every one remembera him when be waa singing here with Borgheso We offer oar reader! the synopsis of " Suffo," which poem la aaid to be one of the beat written for inuaic and situations :?Sixty yeara before the epuch of the Kmperor Augustus, in the 4M Olympiad, there waa living in Greece a young girl named Saffo, who. although not very hanoaome, waa celebrated as well for her poetry as for her adventarea. She loved Kaon, one of the noblemen of Mltilene, but was despiaed by him. She threw heraelf In the aea from the top of the Lencade rock, wishing to find in thia way a remedy for her unrequited paaalon. We must aay before continuing our narrative, that the rock of Lencade waa supposed to have the power to cure auoh a sickness. It ia said that Venus, wishing to forget her love f?r Narcissus, tried by the advioe of Apollo the experiment, which waa successful; then, the Greeks erected a temple dedicated to that god on the top of the rock, the suuiinit of which waa very high. The poetess Saffo. the heroine of this play, hadlorlier mother, Cleide, but the name of her father was unknown. Saffo. according to the traditiou, was a woman of an ordinary size ; ber features were elegant, and her mind quite elevated, for the latin poet Horatiua speaks highly of her writings, which were, it appears, known in his time. Suffo waa married to Ceroole, a rich merchant of Mitllene, but having died, his widow conceived that unfortunate love fur Kaun which caused her death. The author of the Italian libretto, Siguor Cammarano, has arranged his drama as follows Alcandro, a Priest of Apollo, having been driven away from the Olympic circus by the audience, after they had heard an admirable elegy composed by Saffo against the belief of Lencade, swore to revenge himself upon her. The poetess received /tl U Kuw woMoe L'.. k.. A 1 iuo uijuipiv ciuwu ivi uwi fcipvb, r?uu, oavuvu ujt nr candro, begun to be angry when be knew the love shown by Saffo to Alceo; he was, in fact, the instrument of the priest's hatred. Alcundro enticed Kaon to marry Cllmene. his daughter, and to forget the coquettish Saffo. They had an interview, in which Saffo made it her aim to dissuade him of his suspicions. It was in vain?Kaon left liur. calling Saffo a deceitful, an inconstant woman. The nuptials of Faon with Ciimuno were near atrhand when Saffo, who was not aware of this, went to see Climene. and asked her to implore Alcandro in order to let her offer presents, to Apollo, wishing thus to obtain her pardon for having despised the worship of that god in her poetry. The betrothed of Kaon received Saffo with kindness, and told her that she would do every thing in her power to soften the anger of Alcandro ? Saffo was to celebrate the nuptials of Climeue by the most admirable verses. But, as the ceremony was to take place instantly. Saffo made Climene observe that she needed u new dress to go to the temple. Climene gave orders to seme of her maids, and the best dresses of her wardrobe were brought in, and Saffo was adorned by her rival, and seemed to look prettier than herself.? Until went to the temple of Apollo; but when Saffo recognised 1' anu as the intended husband of Climene, her passion had ao bounds?she burst into reproaohes?claimed Kaou for herself, and then, seeing that nothing could break the union of Climeue with Kaon, she turned her auger on the altar of the gods, and overthrew all the saored vases of the saerlffoators.? Amazed by such a sacrilege, the priests of the temple chased her away, and ooudemued her to the infernal divinities Under such a terrible circumstance, Saffo resolved to try the "Jump of Lencade," iu order to know if she could be oured of her unrequited love The oraoin of V polio was consulted, and the wishes of Saffo granted to her. Then, the usual rite began, and, duriug that cereiu my. it was acknowledged that Saffo was not the name of the poetess, but that she was Aspasia, a sister to . limene. Alcaudro, then, was hor father ; for Saffo-Aspasia had a magic amulet around her ueck, which had been given to her by Cleide as a means to be recognized by her relation iu vain Alcandro. whose heart was at lual iiiavuiI fidkuii to liPitvoilf hia liitilffhfup truimr tku as. cred experiment. Ti e other priests were opposed to hiui. The terrible jump took place, and the unfortunate poetess, precipitating herself from ihe rock of Lencade. found in the Egean sea the only remedy to her love, death ! We understand that the music of maestro I'uccini. is ono of the best partition! of tbo Italian school.? The character of Saifo is admirably written for the beautiful voice of Tedesco, and shu has obtained at Boston a decided enthusiastic reception each night of that performance. We hope that she. with Signora Mariui and Perozzi. will find the Mow Vorkers as dilettanti as the Bostonians. Vauxhall Garden.?There is no more pleasant place in the city to spend an evening than Vauxhall Garden. The more people go there, the better they like it, and we would not be surprised if the manager makes a fortuue there this season. Campbell's Ethiopian serenaders will hold forth again this evening. Christy's Minstrels.?These delightful melodists. Says the Albany Journal of Saturday, close there this evening. They have charmed crowded and intelligent audiences for five successive nights. Polices Intelligence. Pickpocket! at Auction.?A Mrs. Hill, residing at No. 28 Cliff street, was robbed of her purse, containing a draft for $76 and $20 in money, while attending an auction store in Broadway, on Saturday morning last. No arrest. Arrat of an Eicapcd Convict.?Officer Roff, of the 6th ward, arrested, on Siiturday night, an escaped convict from Blaokwell's Island, by the namo of Walter Cook. Justioe Drinker sent him back to his old quarters to finish out the balance of his term. Reviving an old Trick.?A genteel, well dressed inan. about 40 years of age, entered the dry goods store of J. M. Mather, No. 294 Second street, and selected two pieces of fine linen, which he requested Mr. Mather to send to bis residence, No. 80 First street. A boy was accordingly sent, and was met on the stoop of the assumed residence, took tho linen from the lad, and desired him to return back to the store and bring a piece of muslin, and likewise a yard measure that he might measure off us much as he wanted. The boy not supposing anything wrong, started back to the store, and upon his return to the house, discovered that he had been swindled out of the property, as the persons occupying the house knew nothing about the man whatever. Petit Larceny. -Officer Walker, of the 17th ward, arrested on Saturday a woman by the name of Ann Leden, on a charge of stealing a black lace veil, worth $10. belonging to Mrs. Wilson, residing at No. 08 Beekman St. rfunwuf r%viuunui iucivnu nur up mr trial Stealing Clothing ?Officer Miller, of the 5nd ward, arrested on Saturday night. a black fellow, called Jehn Andeison, on a charge of (dealing from the bark Frederick, lying at the foot of Dover street, a coat, one pair of pantaloons, and a pair of shoes, valued in all at $17, the properly of Charles Berg, the captain of the vessel. Justice Drinker committed the black rascal to prison for t *1. Law Intelligence. Si.'pkrior Court?Before Judge Oakley? Charlti Oakley vi. llowland and Jlipinwall.?This cause was summed up on Saturday; after which Judge Oakley charged the jury ; he prefuced his eharge by stating to the jury that counsel were much in' the habit of introducing extraneous matter Into their addresses to juries, particularly when the cause was of great magnitude and Interest, for the purpose of exciting the sympathies and feelings of* jurors in favor of their clients. To be sure It was the privilege of counsel to do so, but it was his duty as the presiding judge to caution them against being led away by the introduction of all topios foreign to the cause they were to trythey, the jury, had nothing to do with the situation of the respective parties, with the poverty of the one or the riches and splendor of the other. A court of justice was, perhaps, the only place where the rich and the poor met upon equal terms The law was made tor the equal protection of both, and knows no distinction between them, lie would, therefore, beseech them to direst themselves of all impressions made 011 their ininds by the speeches of the counsel on either sido. It was their duty (aud to the faithful performance of that duty they were sworn) to decide this cause according to the evidence and the law applicable to it, as it would be laid down to them by the ........ VICUOO-CU, . I." remarks to you. in order to draw your attention from all the extrinsic matter that has been mixed up with liii* cause; for after all, the only (juration you have te decide is. was Air Daker a partner in the house of John Voting St Co. ? (Jentleuieu, the causa arose under these circumstances. John V'oung was a commission merchant in the island of Cuba, the plaintiff was a merchant in this city, and made certain consignments to V oung; the only persons kuowu at the time to be concerned in tne house in Trinidad, were V oung and Kennedy and out of these consignments arose the Uim.the validity i f which you are now called upou to decide, it has appeared iu evidence before you, that Young failu i. and that certain proceedings took place In the Court of Bankruptcy at Trinidad, a court instituted by thi Spanish laws which are in force in the island of ( una the result of wh ch was Unit he was declared e bankrupt; he afterwards came to this ?ity. and plaintiff thought pioper to co,ninenoo a suit against both, hut process was only served on Young; the plaintiff claimeu a very large sunt of money to be due to hiui. aud recovered a judgment for the fud amount he claimed; he afterwards discovered that defendant otvued property in litis State, and Issued an attachment against it; the bond now in suit was then given, to enable linker to get back the property, and to put the whole matter in a train to he litigated, by which, you will observe, that (lowland ft Asptnwall are but nominal defendants, while Daker is tile real defendant in the cause; they, to be sure, represent him. and will ho responsible to the plaintiff, it you shall render a verdict in his favor; but that reepoiisibili ty rests on themselves, aud ought not to affect your decision in ibis matter. As I have alraady said, it is conceded on all hands, that the point at issue turns on oue fact, aud that is this: was lfaker. at the time of those consignments, a|paitner in the house ot Young ft Co.? Gentlemen, a party who rests his case on a partnership. Ik hottud to make It out to your full and entire satisfaction; there are two or three ways of making it out. or proving the existence of a part nership: Kirat, if a deed haabecn entered Into and executed between the parties, the production and proof of such a deed will be evidence of the existence of n partnership: or, it may be made out by showing that a man has suffered his reputation to go before the public on the strength of which the public are led to deal with and give credit t" the firm; it he does that then he renders himself liable to the creditors of tho firm There is another kind of partnership, which might exist between individuals; there might lie a secret agreement between litem, hidden from all but themselves Now, with respect to those secret partnerships, there are some facts which if they appear, are conclusive. If it turns out that the party not known to be a partner, has received a nnrMnn i\t ?V>? i.e..e?. general businesaof the firm, or of any pare of the buainesa, and appropriates it tw lilit own uae, Iuatead of applying it to ihu lunda that ought to go in payment of the creditor*. it would be evidence of u aeeret partnership, and our law would hold the party liable; and the eauie principle is applicable in < liba to theae aecrel partnerships; where tlieio is no deed, if it be discovered. the law will charge the party in the name way an If tile partnership bad been entered into according to the lawa of that place. '1 hia being the atate of the law. the question in the case la?waa baker secretly interested in the business with Jehu Voting' And as I hare before told you, it i? the business ot the plaintiff to inaka thla fact to your entlro aatiafactlon. but if there should ba any reasonable doubt on your mind* that ha wae, he la entitled to the benehtot that doubt, and ought to hare your Tit ? ii in I apwiPM?yf?? dUt Jod(* 0?kl?yth4? rii^Mrirt thewvttsMmm K tuy whetber Bake^wss^^Jj^l^^^rcf Young at tha time of the consignment*. whlota gave rise to tha present controversy. Tha jury will raodar a aaalad vardlot thia morning. Trial of Barker Burnett, late Cashier of the M. anil M. Bank, Nantucket [1'rom tha Nantuofcat knuuirtr. Juno 11.] ThU important oaaa cams before tha Court of Common Fleas, now in session in this town, last Wednesday morning We presume it is very generally known that tha Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Bank blew up about tha middle of February, 1H40, and that an examination of 1U affairs,which was gone into immediately after that event, disclosed the astounding fact that not only had the entire capital stock of tha institution disappeared, but that its assets ware not sufficient, by many thousands of dollars, to pay the depoeitors.aud redeem its circulation. Mo entirely unexpected was this deplorable exhibition of rottenness, that almost up to the day of the explesioa.tbe stack of the bank oommanded?as it had done, we believe, for nearly a year?a premium in the market. The return made by the proper officers of the October preceding the failure, represented the bank as being in a very prosperous condition, although at the time it was hopelessly insolvent. A few months before the lullure? In October, we believe?Mr. 11 urnell bad resigned the oashiership, in which office he was suoceeded by Mr. Andrew J. .Morton. The excitement here in consequence of the failure of the bank, was intense; and the affair coutiuued for months to be a general subject of conversation and speculation, the publio interost in it beiug kept stive by the mystery which surrounded the disappearance of the money. Suspicion naturally fell upon Mr. Buruell?with

how much justioe we trust this trial will be the means of showing?aud some time last summer he was complained of before a magistrate, arrested, and committed to prison; from which, however, he was soon liberated, having given bonds satisfactory to one of our magistrates lor his appearance at the October term of the Court of Common Fleas. At that term of the oourt, an indictment was found against him?charging him with embezzlement of the funds of the bank?but uo trial was then had, the case b iug continued, at the request of his counam, .vitun. uuuum,nun x. u. vumu, 10 ui> |iimui term of tbe court. Mr. Burnell has remained in prison ever since October. We should say here, that some time last summer, after his arrest, however, he effected with the receivers u settlement of the civil suit which hud becu commenced against him in behalf of the bank, by giviug up to them property amounting. as we hear, to some )4U,0ti0. Mr Burnell assigned as the reason why he asked a continuance last October, that he understood, at the time the arrangement wus entered into with the receivers, that if he would give up, as he did, the bulk of his property to tho bank, he should never bear auy thing more of the criminal prosecution. On Wednesday morning, the aocused appeared before the court to take his trial. A new Indictment in three counts had been found against him by the grand jury, two of which, however, were dropped by th.v district attorney, so that the defendant is aow being tried upon the following charge: That on the 10th of February, 1044, be feloniously and unlawfully embezzled und converted to his own use, a check for $0 000. signed by him as oashier, and drawn on the City Bank of Bostun. in favor of Messrs Sampson and Tappan, payable on the 4th .Vlarcb following. As this was a new charge, which the prisoner's counsel had had no opportunity to examine, the trial was, at their request, adjourned to yesterday morning, at CX o'olock, the court coining together In tne afternoon at 4. for the purpose of empannelling a jury. Many had anticipated difficulty in selecting a jury, but uone was fouud. it is composed of the following gentlainen : ? Kdward H. Barker. Foreman; George C. Allen, John Adlington, John t. Barnard,Liavid Baker,George Brown. Ubed Bunker, dd, William Cobb, Klihu Coffin, Seth B. Coffin, Charles C. Goggeshail, John B Coffin. The case was opened yesterday in behalf of the Commonwealth by the district attorney. J. 11. Clifford, Ksq His address to tbe jury wus more than an bour long Touching the belief expressed by the prisoner, that, as a consequence of the adjustment of the money claimwhich the bank had against him the criminal prosecutiou was to be dropped. Mr. Clifford said that not the slightest thing had been done or said on tho part of the Commonwealth to warrant the entertainment of any such belief In the course of his remarks upon this point, .Mr. Clifford said that when application was made to the receivers. on the part of the prisoner, to the eifeot that the criminal prosecution should be dropped if tbe pecuniary demands of the bank were satisfied, their reply was that they could do nothing about it?that the complaint had been made? and that there it must rest, bo careful were they not to be tbe means of exciting any unfounded expectations, that they referred the defendant to the district attorney before they would receive his mouey. One of our citizens went to {4ew Bedford to seen him [Mr. Clifford,] and a few days after, when he was In Boston, ho received an invitation to confer with the counsel of the defendant on the subject. But he declined even to meet them. The indletment was founded on the 64th section of the 36th chapter of tho Revised Statutes, which reads as lollowa:? If any cashier or other officer or servant of any bank shall embezzle, or fraudulently convert to his own use, or shall fraudulently lake or secrete, witn intent to oonvert to hts own use, any effects or property belonging to such bank, er deposited therein, he shall be punished as is provided in the one hundred and twenty-sixth chapter. The District Attorney then gave a brief aocount of the real condition of the bank at three psriods of its existence. On the 8th of April, 1843, a thorough examination of its affairs was made by the Bank Commissioners. They found its capitul stock to be $83,000 or $84,000, though originally $100.000?$16,000 or $17,000 having been lost by failures among its debtors. In ether respects, every thing was perfectly regular and in good order. The Commissioners having instructed the Directors to make no more dividends until the stock should be at par. none were mude for twelve or eighteen months. He should prove this to have been a thorough and true examination. It was signed and sworn to by B. Burnell. Cashier. One year after, March 30th, 1844, the bank was examined by the Directors, and from that examination they were led to believe that the stock was at par within $6768 81?that is. they had made up in 13 mouths some $13,000 of the old deficiency. This was not the true slate of the bank, which was defloient at that very time nearly $18,000. The misrepresentation consisted mainly in a false account of balances due from foreign banks A. few specimens wero given. The Merchants' Bank of New Bedford was represented as owing the Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Bank $19,484 08, while In truth tho M. and Al. Bank owed the Merchants' Bank $770 10 The balance due from the City Bank of Boston was put dowh at $63,133 77, the true balance, known by a rendition made to the prisoner and approved by him, being only $33,63$ 33. The District Attorney thought thai this great amount of money was absorbed from August, 1843, to March 30,1844; that during the first six months of the year, the administration of tne defendant was perfectly correct and honest. In March, 1846, the directors were made to believe the bank in am rat* order. The deficiency was all' made up, and there was a surplus of (6,721 17. Yet, at that time the stock was all gone, and $17,000 more. In Deo., 1846. Burncll was succeeded as cashier by Andrew J. Morton, who received a statement representing the bank as in a very good condition. After he came in, an examination was had, which disclosed the true state of th* case. The government were bound to satisfy the jury, not only that the check was taken by the prisoner, but that he fraudulently converted it to his own use. It might be said that he had taken it without guilt, unfortunately, but not criminally, carelessly, without design Th* government were bound to shOw, beyond reasonable d*ubt. the criminal intent. To this end. he should lay before them the nature of Burnell's official conduct while cashier of the bank; tho books would belaid before them, false entries shown, and an amount of official misconduct proved, of the extent of which they had very little conception These matters would be introduced, not lhat the jury were to pass upon them directly, but to show that for a loug period of time the prisoner was in th* habit of committing acts of gross misconduct, that tie was utterly faithless to his trust as keeper of the funds of the bauk. After showing the manner in which false representations of several foreign accounts were made, alluding to seven or eight false entries, amounting in all to about $.>0,000 and staling that the account of the prisoner, wbeu correctly written up, wits found to be ovcrdrawu $18 000 or $20 000, Mr. Clilford entered upon a staUuieut of the particular transaction upon which the present indictment was founded. He gave, In substance, the following account of it: ? In August, 1843. the prisoner being In want of $6,008 or $0 000. and not wishing to be known as a borrower at tin institution of which he was cashier, wrote to bampsonlt i'appau.asking them to accept his draft on them.and off- ring to pay them per cent commission on the amount. To this lOey very willingly agreed. He then wrote to the cashier of the Merchants' bank In New Bedford, In see If he could gel a draft discounted there within a lew isys, it lie desired to do to. Having ascertained that he could, he sent a draft OB bauipson It Tappan. dated August 1st. at seven months, for $0 000. and got the uioucy tor it. On the 2flth of February he sent to Sampson It Tiiniiiiii a check on tliH (>itv hunk lioHton t<. their ordar, to uke up the (li.UOO acceptance, aud sign, u Darker Bur lull, Cashier. llo did uol charge himself wiib this on the book* of the bunk, nor did be giro any credit for it to tbe City bank, it m ght be laid that be forgot to de no; but on tbe lit of April, wlthiu a month, be received hi* account from tbe City bank, with his f,6 (KM) in it, which he placed in his private drawer, making neitber debit uer credit on the books Of tbe bank In conclusion, tbe Dislriet Attorney mud that if the jury had any reasonable doubt that tbe prisoner con[ verted that check to bis own use, fraudulently aud with felonious intent, tbry would let bint go free, aud uo o e would rejoice more sincerely at such a verdict than he. whose paintul duty it was to appear before tbem in behait of the Commonwealth. If tbe prisoner was not guilty, he hoped it would be made apparent to tbem all. if be ever had a case where tbe paltry feeling of a desire for victory had any influence over his tuiud, he was sure that this was not one of them. Before tbe witnesses were ealled, tbe counsel for tfce defendant raised tbe objection that the effect of the law of 1340 was to repeal that upon wbicb tbe iudiotmunt waa founded. Aftsr considerable argument on both sides, the Judge ruled that it did uot have this effect. Johv E. Williams, Esq...Cashier of the City bank,was then called upon the stand He waa asked if he made an examination of the Manufacturers' & Mochunle*' bank, in 1813. This question was objected to by the prisoner's counsel, but the objection was overruled after a good deal of argument, pro and con. and Mr Williams answered that be did make such an examination.? He had the original minutes, which wore called for and j produced. , Mr. VV i i.lia mi was again put upon the stand.?A* Bank CotumifSioner he examined M. & M. Hunk In 1*43.? | Statement he held el the condition of the bank, waa signed by B. Burneil, ('ashler. [ >lr. Williams read the statement, showing the B nk was in good condition at that time J Witness was proceeding to answer, by the , hank book* questions of District Attorney, when the ; d fendout'icounael objected; ?itneaaua'a evidence being , a :oudary, while the bank booka were primary evidence. | , District Attorney aeaumed that the booka being in court. , lor inveatlgation of defendants oouneel, rendered eri- ' 1 denco of witnea* perfectly proper. After a little further i difcuaalon, pro and eon, the Judge, (a* we underatood ) , puled the evidence proper. Mr. WUllama waa requested retire for the preaent. and Captain Davio Thaim took the atand ?Examined the bunk. (Muom of tbs "Pommlttee appointed tut that I HMiiluNkUi IMi gMoittifwatt to dtreetaaa, Burnsllelgnlng report as oasbfcr C an't soy that Burnoil road It. Don't remember that Burnall said any- I thing. [Defendant's counsel wished to know the object of . presenting this evidence, contending it had no bearing upon the charge against the prisoner. The District Attorney intended te show that false entries had been made in the hooka; that between April 8 and March ISO, $70 000 had been embezzled. Such evidence was strenuously objected to. After considerable discussion, we understood the court to rule that it was competent for the prosecution te introduce evidence showing that false entries had been made, either before or ait* r this particular transaction, tending to mislead the directors T David Thiij testified?(Specific statements irom Ledger, Journal, and Scratch book, mode of discrepancies in certain charges on these books, we omit.) First discovered abstraction of fuuds, Feb. 8. 1846. Buruell ceased to be cashier tha previous November ; continued in the bank two or three weeks thsreafter. Witness went to Boston Feb. 11th, at the request of the directors. Saw Burnall next day. Stated to Burnell that the bank was in difflculty ; that the City Bank had refused to redeem their bill*, alleging their aecount was overdrawn ; wanted Burnell to return home ; If poeeible must first make provisions for redsmptlen of bills ; wished Burnell, if he had time, he being better acquainted in State street, to go with him for that purpose; Burnell said there was time, and ho would Jo so at once. When near North Bank, Burnell said he had three or four thousand dollars on deposit there ; would get it and bring it to the City Bank, (whither he desired witness to go) and make the necessary arrangements. Thain went to the City Bank and waited an hour. A note was then brought in from Burnell te Williams. containing $3000, which was directed to be vxlasvssv) *A thaa Avuillf VT anil AM Qani, n?.f l_ w.oui, vj. ??. -'? ? ??, yaiv ill the name of B. Burnell, and part in the name of A R. Wing and B. Burnell, certificate* therefor to be handed Tbain; saw nothing of Burnell until dinner, being engaged with a committee of the Senate; at tea time, be had a private talk with him, and urged him to return to Nantucket; Burnell was willing, but wanted witness to leave the city in the morning, and ho would follow in the afternoon; asked Burnell where the acratoh book and the account current with the City aud other banke were; Burnell said they were in the banking houee; asked Burnell if he recollected the amount of bills deposited in Kulton, N. Y., for collection; be did not recollect precisely, but the amount was large; told Burnell, from the best knowledge he could got, from the account of City Bank, the M. and M. funds were deficient to a large amount; Burnell said. ' God knows I have not used a dollar of it;" witness told him he would not accus? him, but the accounts were in great disorder, aud the directors wanted an examination; advised him for his owu and the sake of his family, te return te Nantuoket; witness would help him out of his difficulty; he would work night and day fur him for six mouths. Burnell said it was his only course, and he would do se; wanted witness to leave in the morning; bad no doubt he could raise tenor twelve thousand dollars in the course of the day. which he would deposit to the credit of the M and M. Bank; would follow witness in the aftemoen; witness told bim that if he did so, he thought they could get through without a public exposure; Tbain went to New Bedford; Burnell did not come; about noon, next day, witness had a letter from Burnell [Witn ss here read the letter, but wo did not obtain a copy of it.] Returned to Boston immediately; next saw Burnell when he c&me from Washington. 'i ho court adjourned to 6 o'clock next morning. Splendid Astronomical Instrument?The great Refraction Circle, ordered for the National Observatory some two years ago, from the Messrs. Krtel. of Munich, has arrived. It camo in eight large boxes, and is one of tbo most splendid instruments - not to be used as an equatorial?in the world. It has an object-glass of seven inohes with a focal distance of 108 It has two circles of four feet each, with twelve reading microscopes. It is so constructed that it is its own colli mator; and its eye-pieces, of the highest power, are colllmatiug eye-pieces. It has a collimator, also, through the axis of rotation. It hus the advantage of reversing readily between two piers; instead of at the side of them ?a most Important point Yet so perfect is the machinery for reversing the instrument, that the immense weight?more thau two thousand pounds?can be raised with the little finger, lu all its parts, it hears marks of "" .ui.uruij; it tiia luiun, w tuo minutest parts, after plana and drawings film tailed by Lieut. Maury, superintendent of the National Observatory. and ii pronounced by the maker* to be the beet and moot perfect instrument that has ever come from their baud* It ta for the purpose, among other thing*, of investigating some of the most interesting and delicate problem* in practical astronomy, vis; parellaz of the fixed stars, atmospherical refractions, aud the effect of the moon upon the plumb-line. We understand the duties upon it amounted to upwards of >2,600.? Watkin*lon Union, June 11. DrcMlng Case*.?To Traveller*, and those who are about to leave the city for the summer, these articles will prove a most desirable companion; they are very compact, yet every ihiug contained in them is of sufficient size to be useftil, and while their utility makes thein convenient, they forma cheap aud elegant addition to the toilette table O SAUNDERS 8c SON. 177 Broadway. Soaps, Perfumery, Brushes, and every description of toilette article, razors, pen and pocket knives, toilette cutlery, 8tc., of the most beautiful finish and manufacture, for sale at O. SAUNDERS It SON, 177 Broadway, opposite the Howatd Hotel. Oournud's Italian Aledluatcd Soap Is universally allowed to possess propei ties of singular efficacy in realiaiug delicate w hile neck, ha-ds and arma.aud imparting a beautiful juvenile bloom to the complexion. This remarkable aoap is warranted perfectly innoxious, it eradicates all cutaneous eruptions, oldsores, pimples, .lints, blots, redness, roughness, sallow-nets, worms in the skin, Itc. Sold only at the depot of Dr. Felix Uouraud, G7 Walker street, 1st door from Broadway. The Married Woman's Private Medical Companion?By Dr. A M.M'-uriceau. Professor of Diseases ol Women. Second edition. Price $1. The great demand for this most important work (of which thousands are sold) has compelled the issue of a new edition. F.v. ry frinale is getting a copy, whether married or ttnmairied For isle at 222 Broadway, under the American Museum: 20J Broadway, aud by Dr A. M. Mauriceau. at his Medical Office, It# Liberty atreet, New Vork; also, Zeiber It < o, corner of Cbesuiitaud Third streets, Philadelphia; C. F. Fisher, Richmond, Virginia; Geo. Redfield, Troy, Little 8c Co, ytjbany. On the receipt of $|, a copy will be transmitted by m ill (free of postage) to all parts of ihe Knifed States. j 12 ttexS 111* "IUchtlleu" Diamond Pointed Gold Peng. ?Great Reduction?J. Y. Savage, 92 Fultnu atreet, is now selling Gold Pens from 75 cents, $1, to SI JO, silver pencil.? He has jast brought out a magnificent article, which is styled Die " Richelieu Pen," (2 only?it is the best aud cheapeat pen in ine cuy. inn ren it 10 oe nmu ai no piaco dui M Pillion street. Don't mistake the number. Liquid Hair Dye.?No Equal?The Improvement (il'lllfi ? Alextiidsr's Trieobephe.which instantvieoualr colors the Hair a natural black or brown, girei it lit* beauty a ad elasticity of youth?is wa-ranted neither to wash or rah on or soil the skin, nor impart that purple hue to the Hair which all'he imitations of this celebrated die do; and in short, ilia proprietor, since its improremaut. presents it to the public with the the utmost confidence, as hiving no equal, aild as a I>erfect dye. For >a e by Rushton It Co., Broadway; Thomas and Maxwell, William stieet; Johnson,Moore Jt lay lor, Maiden Lane: and A. B. & D. Mauds, New York, and by the sole scents for the United States, R. It G. A. WRIGHT, j9 6t I hilsdalphta* No Charge until the HalrD Ksstore?l._Beal'> H * IK RF.S'l OR ATI VK is applied on the abavt terms at the office. I0S Nassau street. N.B. Far those who apply it themselves it is for sals., Airnn Clark, Mayor of the city of New York, do hereby certify, that I have seen a gone ml certificate, and am personally acquainted with many of the parties who have signed it, and know them to be men of thn highest standing in the commuutty. AARON CLARK. Nsw V o k, March, IS39. jellCt Navigation of the Ohio River. Placet. Time. State of River VVhealing June 3. , ,6 feet; standing Cincinnati June 4. . .3 fust. standing. Louisville June 8. . ,6 feet; rising Pittsburg June U. , .1 feet; falling. mo*ky market. Sunday, June 13 ft P.M. There bag been quite an upward movement in atocks during the past week, and there appears to be moro disposition to speculate in the fancies, than we have observed within the past two years Trices rule now about five per cent higher than they have uuy time for several months past and the tendency at the close of the mar ket yesterday, was upward. Notwithstanding the advance within the past week quotations range many per cent below those current during the great spcculutivi movement three yours ego, with all the improvement wnicn naa ueen maun in in* work* represented by (hnc stooks, aud the actual increase iu the value f the shares as an investment. We do not tnran to say that all hav. improved in value. but wo mean to any that the value r.f ome of tlirm have, within the past three yearn, doubled 1b value, and are In fact worth double what they w.-n them. We do not attriluto the preaent improvement In priced to any Increased valuo of these investments, because that is the very last thing In the world that has any lufluence in Wall sire t; and then again the prejudice against most of those stocks ca'led fancies has for so many years been so strong that very few will helleve for a moment that any real Improvement can possibly take place in thorn; tho recent Improvement in prices has therefore been produced by other causes, the most important of which Is the abundance of money and the reduced rate for Interest. Holders of most of the fancy stocks, who have confidence enough In thorn to keep thom out of the market for a year or two, will realize much better prices than those now ruling. The rapid increase in the general prosperity of the country, tho immense increase in the Internal traffic of the country, growing out of the demand and high prices ruling for broadstuffs. and the rapidly iucrensing population, give all the works of internal improvement so much more business than bus heretofore offered, that their income is annually Increasing a Large per cent. No one can doubt for a moment Yut thai all our works of internal improvement must ultimately pay handsome dividend- upon their cost however extravagant that may have been. With the present limited population of our cities and States most of them already pay largely, and ate annually increasing a large per cent Our canals and railroads have as y. t hardly commenced developing themselves. The originators of our most extensive lines of public Improvements, wero con.idered lunatics at tho time, and tho works were looked upon as being quite useless. A very few years has sufficed to open the eyes ?f unbelievers; and we find that tho capacity of newly every Important line of ennaj A and railroad la lk? eonptry |( Umltel ootnpareJ wit a (ktHMMMf MMNMM llany nUrmdi and mbiIi. which u? now csiulilxriJ poor property, because they do not pay dividend*, will in ? very few year* beoome valuable and productive Invest menta. Thaae works grow with the country, and they are so intimately oonneuted with its progress and prosperity, that both must move together. Our public -works are yet in their infancy?they are as yet hardly out of their swaddling clothes, and thoss which pay fair dividends now on their ooets. will, in a few years, be , in the receipt oi enormous Incomes. The annexed statement exhibits the quotations for stocks in this market for each day of the past week, and at the close of the week previous. It will be perceived that there has been considerable improvement in most ' of the fancies Qcotatiovi roR thk Pai.vcirAL Stocks in tns Nsw : York Market. Sat. Mon. Tuti. Wed. The. ??'. Sat. i Ohio 10* ? 101X 102 102 lot 1 Kentucky 6'a 10* ? ? ? ? ? ? I D..?7111/ 7C1T nmiz 70 m ?" '?/? "/ '? "? ? o* 7a llliuois 43 44)2 ? 46* 49 49V 49 Imlisii.i 6'? 42V 41 41 46 47V 47V 484.' Reading Hit Bond*... ? 73^ ? 7iJ? - 76>. 77 >! Reading Mtg'e Bonds. 71 71V 72 ? 74 71 75* Reading KK 57V 58 58V 19 6t>V COX 62 Norwich fc Wor 49>? 49X 49V 50V 49X 49V 50 V Erie RR, old 60V 61 ? 61 01 - ? Erie RK, new - - ? 62V ? 82 V ? Harlem RK 16% 59 61V ??X ?3X 6lV 64 Long Viand 28 28V 28V 30 29V 29V 30 Mohawk ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Stouingtou 56 57V ? 57V 56V 51>? 55 Farmers' Loan 34V 35.V 35V 36 4 36V 36 35V Canton Co ? ? 19V 39V 40 39 V 39>2 Morria Canal 19 19 V 19 19 V 19V 18X 18 V Vicksburg ? ? ll.V ? 12 V ? ? U.S. Bank ? ? ? - 4>J 4V 4V East Boston ? ? 19 19V 20 20 19 N. American Trust... 9V ? ? 9V 10 10V loV | A comparison* of pricei current at the close of the ' market yesterday with those ruling at the close of the 1 previous week, exhibits an improvement In Ohio Sires j of V per cent; Pennsylvania Fives 4V; IMnols B; Indiana 6V; Reading Mortgage Bonds 4.V; Reading Railroad 4V; Norwich and Worcester IV; Harlem 7V| Long Island 2; Farmers' Loan IV; North American Trust IV; and * decline in Stonington of 1 per cent; Morris Canal V The Hunters' Bank of Savannah, Geo., has declared a dividend of live por cent, for the last six months. Tho Directors of the Paterson and Ramapo Railroad have advertised for contracts for the grading, bridging and masonry of their road. When completed, this roaj will furnish a communication, in connection with the Paterson Railroad, from a point on the New York and Erie road, eighteen miles West of Piermont, and fourteen and a half miles North of Paterson to Jersey City, a distance of thirty miles?so that passengers and freight from the great West for Jersey City. New York, Ac., will have a dlreot and convenient land route. The value of merchandise imported Into this district for the week ending the 11th inst. was an annexed Commbsok or the Port or New York?Valck or Imroars. Wtrk ending June 11. IMC. KI7. .Merchandize, free 169 33t 93,331 Dec. 63,791 Merchandize, dutiable...1 337,131 1.10'J.Sji) Dec. 234.301 Total merchandize 1,496.4*3 J.IOG.3B4 Dec. 300.999 specie 13,931 193.378 Inc. 178 317 T,,wl> $1,511,314 1,389.762 Dec. 121,712 Duties 453,204 279,518 Dec. 173,686 The decrease in the amount of duties was very great, considering the moderate decline in the value of imports. The falling of in free goods imported, continues unabated. The amount of coal shipped from the anthracite coai regions of Pennsylvania, for the past week and for the season, up to the 10th inst, was as annexed Pe.-tsstlvama Coai. Tkad\? Receivts. Week ending June in. Total. Heading Railroad,tons 31,669 05 498,981 14 Scbuy I kill Canal, tuna 3.935 93 49.617 15 Lehigh Canal, tuna 22,615 01 158,226 13 Total this year Tons. 706,828 02 The above receipts are for about six months, although they are not equal to one-half of the aggregate for the year, the reoeipts for the last six months being invariably much larger than those for the first six months of the year. July, August and September, are usually the most active months in the coal business, so far as receipts are concerned. The resumption of business on the Schuylkill canal, and the incrensrd transportation on the Reading railroad, the Lehigh, and other canals, connected with the coal region, will give us an additional supply of ooal, equal, wo hope, to the increased consumption. The consumption Increases so rapidly that it requires a very rapid inorease in facilities for transportation to keep up the supply. Tho Nashua Manufacturing Company have declared a semi-annual dividend of six per cent, and the Jackson Company of Nashville have declared a semi annual dividend of five per cent. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Fall River railroad, heldat Fall River,on the 10thinst., it was voted to issue four thousand additional shares, at $80 per share, | for the purpose of paying off the debt of the corporation. Holders of old stock to takivthenew if they wish to, iu proportion of two shares for eTery three. The incroase in the tolls on tho public works of this State, since the opening of navigation this season, exi ceeds anything of the kind ever before known. In the first week of the present month, the receipts were $03.667 12 more than for the corresponding week last year, Wl?? nr. I,,nr.,no.. ?_ A - , Wv?.B .... .Hutvoov v* DLTIUhJ'UIC JJVI UVUlf, A U 1U C I~U USO in the public work* of Pennsylvania baa this season been a larger par cent than in those of this State, although the increase in dollars and oents, in proportion to the period of navigation, has been larger in New York than In Pennsylvania. The tolls on the publlo works of Pennsylvania will this year be, without much doubt, double those of last, and it la estimated that the net receipts from those works this year, will be more than double, on aooount of the reduced expenses. Itock Exchange. $1000 Ky 5'?, pTilt in NY SOW AO ahs Canton Co 39* S0D0 Indiana Btf b30 47? 60 do alO 39* WOO do b30 47 200 do b30 39)2 6000 Pennsylvania 6'? 82* 73 do upg 39)4 2000 do 82 V 60 Nor 8t Worcester 49V 10000 do a90 81* 100 do 49* 6000 Ohio 6's, 'CO 102 160 Harlem R It C2 6000 do slO 101* 660 do 62* 6000 Illinois Sp'l b00 4 9 100 do bOO 62* 3000 Reading MtfBds 76* 100 do b30 02% 6000 Reading Bonds 77* 3 .0 do 62* 164 shs Mechanics' Bk 108 100 do b!6 6 * 18 Bank of Com, fall 96* 60 do blO 02* 2d Farmers Trust 36* 380 do 02* 60 do s30 35* 60 do b30 02* 100 do 36* 300 Long Island 29* 200 do 36* 160 do 29* loo Morris Canal 18* 100 do b30 20V. 180 North Am Trust 10* 100 do bl5 29* 75 do IP* 100 do 29* 126 U S Bank 4* 100 do s30 29* 560 Reading RR 61 109 da bl5 29* 800 do 61* 260 do 29* 10* do bJO 61* 200 do b6fl 29* 100 d? s30 61* 60 Stonington SCO 66 9 Ilous RR, naw 104 25 Fast Bostan 19 100 Caulou Co, opg 39* 75 do 18* Second Board. 01,1 ?? >orat Wor ?30 5014 10001 r y Not*., G'l 1U6V jo do >?0 50 SO ?ht Lotif UUnd ,3 2V;{ SO do 5nV ?? <J? b3 30 JO do bnw 3o>4 ^ 3? b3 22,, 30 do b,lw 5o2 1J0 WJ? 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June 15 The market for the week, taken altogether, aa far aa the prnducia of the hoII were oonoerned. atoned to day in a manner quite aatiafectnry to holder* and aellere gen ernlly While price* wtre net quite ?o high aa they were at the clone ot I net week, neeartheleea, the foelirig war good, and Bour, generally, ?" in demand, for ihlpment. Corn, too, which haa become an artlolo of great value. eloeod firmer to-day, with eonsiderablo sales. at higher ratee than had pre railed for aereral daya previously. Owing to heary reecipU, Ohio and lllinola wheat wai lets aettre. while Oeneeee waa In light supply?the Block of New York growth harlng In a measure become exhausted. Pye cloeed rather heary, $1 .10 waa offered and VI 3? aaked The price* to-day ranged about na follow* Michigan and Genesee flour at $878a8 81 including aome loU of straight brands Oeneeee at 18 87X A lot of Ohio flat hoop brought $0. Sales of Omesce were made to arrlre In all June at $8 08}f.? The prorislon market waa rather quiet, though priori were steady Groceries continued inaotlre, with light sales, without ehange in prices being noted. Rtcn'pii via thf Iludion, Juni 11M ?Flour, 18878 barrels; Coru Meal. 108 do ; Corn, 38.400 bushels; Wheat 30,400 do. Ashci?About 700 barrels pots sold at $4 78, and 38 or i 30 do. pe?r!a at J-6 1834 Dkkswax whs dull nt 35 cents for northern yellow llac Ai>?Turr? ?Flour? We report sales of 16 :i 10 000 , bbl* Michigan and Genesee lit 5h 7a a >8 8134 1 1,300 do. Genesee and western New Yora brands sold at 81'4 ; 1800 do straight brands Genesee. In store,sold at $o 87>?, i snd 1.000 Genesee sold to arrive In ell June at $8 88J4 : 400 barrels of Ohio sold at |8 78 a 88 8114,and 30o do. round hoop do. at 80. Wkrat?7 .000 bushels Ohio sold | at >3, and 8,080 do. Iowa, afloat, on private terms. i