Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 19, 1848, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 19, 1848 Page 2
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I ^mosaoSSmassmotamwoataamoasssmoooa NEW YORK HERALD. Rarlk?W?aiCtniM>ar ralian ut Xuni Mh JAMBS GORDON BERN RTT, PROPRIETOR. DAILY HERALD?Every day. {Sunday included.) 'vunrsEintS-ts ?>-*?-?< par tiw II UK annual in (L United Statu Eui opssa subscribers, $S per annumI, ( include the postage: an edition tin the French end English lasguages.) nill he pukHsked on entry European ttean packet dep. with inleUifsnet/rom all parte of tin e continent, to the lot ret mo^ADYERTISENENTS {renewed every morning) at f eaeonable prices; to be written in a plain, legible manner; the proprietor root rtoponeible for err ore in manuscript. PRINTING of all kind* executed beautifully and with despatch. Orders received at the Publication Qffbcs, corner of Pulton and Nassau etreete. ALL LETTERS by mail, for eubecriptiont, or witk advertisemente, te be pest Paid, sr the postage will be deducted from the money remitted VOLUNTARY CORRESPONDENCE, containing important news, solicited from any quarter of the world? and if used, will be liberally paid for. NO NOTICE can be taken af anonymous commwnicateens. Whatever is intended for insertio n mu! be mutkon -*??"? 1 tie nam* mi addrcii / tlw writer- H?t nwiiltreft f*r publication, bul M guaranty of kit good faith. ? SeiiSi^SfJ* r,twrn rtiocftd CiMMMUCftiom. PAYHXNTS to it mode in advance. ??^??VMU'KMKNTH THIS EVENING. BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery.??Cirdkrilla?li ZirsiiiLLt-Rtit'i Piooiiit. CHATHAM THEATRE, Ch?th?ni atwi.-Thi Youro Icmr-Woms-Niw York f It I??Yovro Amir-ca. MECHANICS' HAUL. Broadway. Mr Broome?Cni?tt'i djiiituu-'KTiioriir Siroiro, Bdu.m?ci Dawaura, lit. panorama hall, broadway. ? homm rnm? Iaktard'i .Paroaama or tii Mmneirri. MELODEON, Bowery?Ballad Bisams, Vikoiria Mimtkiu, Re. BROADWAY ODEON, Br<wdwey.?Ptomalior Statcaby, fce. CONTENTION H ALL. Wooetor itreot, boat Bleeeker ? Bablk Brothko? ethiopian siroiro. fcc ~~iB*W~York, YVedneadmy, April 18, 1MB The Clrcwlatton of the H or mid. April 18th, Taeedey 18,913 eepiei. Aggragate leene loat week. . .. 146,066 " The publication of the Herald commeoood yeaterdey at -16 miantee before 4 o'clock ead flniihad at 30 minute* before 8. Agricultural Proeptct ef the Season. Now that the winter jb over, the rivers and ikes open, the Legislature adjourned, the city election done with, the keen edge oi expectation in relation to French affairs somewhat dulled, the vaults in front of the Herald office completed, John Jacob Astor's will, with the $200 in tbe poet's corner read, the Mexican war fixed, and Henry Clay self-nominated for-the Presidency, it ia by no means mal aprupo* that we should look to the chances of a good or poor crop being made during the coming season. At the East, the season is said to be full three weeks more forward than was the case last year Gardeners were enabled to commence operations about the first of April, end thus far have had nothing to check their labors, or render their prospects discouraging. The same may be said of the same in our own State. To &usekeepers in the city, the good or ill success of the early gardeners is a subject ot considerable importance, affecting as it does, their purse strings, most directly. They are, therefore, to be congratulated, inasmuch as we shall have early marketing, good and abundant. Of potatoes and Indian corn, it is as yet quite too early to speak of probable results; thero is, howe ver, nothing, thus far, that would indicate any chance of failure. The most important crop, is, of course, wheat Of the prospects of this staple breadstuff, not one word can at present be said but in favor of an abund&ut crop. The croakers, it is true, have already been at work; but their assertions have been contradicted almost as soon as made, and everything now looks well. In middle and Western New York, all accounts agree that the wheat looks remarkably fine. Ge- , nesee Valley is clothed with a healthy verdure, which is looked upon as the sure forerunner of success to the grain growers. Pennsylvania is by no means behind our own State; in fact her position gives her a little the advantage. The farmers in the Keystone State are delighted at the appearance of their grain fields. They had feared that the somewhat too open winter would prove unfavorable to them; but not so has it proven. Oats, as well as wheat and rye, appear remarkably well. More ground than usual has been devoted to the culture of oats during the present season. Early potatoes have been plant, ed, and a vigorous hand been applied to market gardening. Ohio, the great wheat State, sends a fair account of her present prospects. The middle and northern portions of the State,especially, promise a good crop of good grain. The flv appeared at an sarly day, some places, but did not appear to extend its ravages, and finally disappeared. Having carefully examined the various accounts, we can form no other than a favorable conclusion for the Buckeye S ate. In Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, the indications, at present, are that r handsome crop will be made. The Hessian fly has done some damage in the middle and western counties of Wisconsin; but no serious apprehensions for the future are expressed by the farmers; in fact, they all send ia accounts which lead to the belief that they expect a full reward for their labor on the soil We hear from Maryland, that her rich valleys are rendered richer than usual, in appearance, by the luxuriant growth of all kinds of winter grain, for which the present has been a most propitious seat-on. The fruit crop is becoming more and more important every year ; but has not yet become o well regulated, either as to growth or market, ?a p?nr)?r if nnautltU fn anfolr with ur>pur^rv &8 to its prospects. Matters concerning the fruit crop are not bo carefully considered, and the facts are not at all written up in the various country papers. The early fruits have been somewhat injured in the germ, which was too precocious. In Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, etc., the peach trees were revivified too early (in February), and in consequence their budding ambition was checked by envious Jack Frost. The sugar, cotton and tobacco, in Florida, are doing well. Tne season has been rather dry, and some planters who jut in their corn too early, had to repeat their labors. Complaints of dry weather are also made in the middle sections of South Carolina. This, however, gave the low lands an unusual advantage, which was duly improved, and the consequence promises to be an extraordinary early cropi The rice planters complain that in consequence o! the low state of the rivers, the salt water ran bo high up as to prevent their planting. The cultivation of sugar cans in the State of Arkansas, is about to be engiged in, the experiments already made having resulted favorably. We have thus glanced at the planting season, and the prospects held out for a crop. It is to be hoped that the aid of our productive fields may not be again required in the old world to sustain life, which must otherwise cease, for want of bread ; but it is still always gratifying to be able to present an encouraging account of the growing grain. There is a horde of "prophets of evil," who make their croakings audible every year ; but their interestedness in the matter is so apparent that their circulars and paid noticee no longer deceive?and na long as the press will honestly promulgate correct accounts, the public will remain undeceived by cries of rust, flies, frost, or ruined crops. Tin SriAMSHir Noethernkk arrived yesterday with her usual promptitude. We have by her papers from all the southern cities, in advance of the ma^. We are indebted to the attention of Capt. Budd, and to the offices of the Chmrlttton Courier, Mercury, New* and Patriot, for pnp?r?; Fkhdom of tmi Priss in Elisors.?The Inends of humanity, and.of the progress of civilizmon and education all over the world, cannot but be extremely gratified at the railroad speed with which the freedom of the press is progressing in Europe. For centuries past it has been muffled and tied up; but it has at length burst its bonds, and now stands forth free and unshackled, in almost every country in the old world; and it is remarkable that England is now almost the only civilized country where the press is not actually free. There is, to be sure, no direct censorship over it there?no officers appointed by government to inspect the editor's writings before they are printed, and strike out such parts as are objectionable; but freedom of the .press?perfect freedom, such as now exists in the United States and France, does not exist in England. So far from it being free, it is so heavily burdened with taxes and impositions that the great wonder is, its circulation is so great as it is; and were these taxes and burdens removed, its circulation would be probably ten times greater. In the United States, it is, compared with England, an easy task to publish a < ?? .1,..... .u: i 1 .i,.. ?r | j'ajici, IUI iticic ID uuiuiug ucjruuu IUC tuai uj the material and the printing to be taken into consideration. Bat the case is far different in England. In that country, a government tax of one penny sterling?equal to two cents of our currency?is charged on each sheet by the government, and this sum must be paid before the paper is printed. This sum covers the whole price of the best newspapers in the United States, and leaves,in many cases,a handsome profit to the publishers, after expending vast sums in availing themselves ot trie improvements that have recently been made in machinery and in the electric telegraph, by which news from all parts of our widely extended country is presented to the public, up to the latest hour. As an example of the direct and indirect taxation which is levied by the British government on the press of that country, we may show an estimate of what the government levies on the London Times alone. That journal consumes two million two hundred and sixty-two thousand pounds of paper annually, the tax on which is sixty-eight thousand five hundred dollars?the regular stamp tax of one penny per sheet amounts to twe hundred and iorty-five thousand dollars, and the tax on the advertisements amounts to one hundred and I fifty-six thousand dollars?the whole reaching to nearly half a million of dollars, which the government ot that country receives from that I paper alone. Thus, the material itself, the paper, is first taxed; the privilege oi printing it is then taxed at the rate of a penny per sheet, and then the advertisements are taxed at the rate of three shillings sterling each, equal to seventyfive cents of our currency. How can it be said, in the face of these heavy items of taxation, that the press of Great Britain is free 1 It may be free from censorship, but it is not free in circulation; for with all these burdens resting upon it, none but the comparatively wealthy portion of the people can afford to read the newspapers, and the remainder must, consequently, be in ignorance of what is transpiring in the world around them. It is, therefore, a direct tax on the dissemination of knowi~J i *_11: J leugc auu luieuigeuco tuiiung iuc auu yet, in Bpite of thiB, the people of England will decry the liberty which we enjoy in the United StateB, and throw up their caps in exultation whenever British freedom, and what not, are alluded to The time, however, is not far distant when the people of England will not be an exception?when the press will be as free there as it is now in France, and as free as it has always been in the United States; and when that period shall have arrived?when the people shall have become competent to to appreciate the rights and privileges which, as a portion of the great family oi man they are entitled to?they will be prepared to seek relief from other burdens that now hang heavily upon them, and which are now imposed and continued without their knowing the reason, and the disc mtinuance of which will be the overthrow of tie false principles on which the whole fabric of the society and government of that country hai been based. Justices' Courts ? A Dilemma?The recent Legislature passed an act creating six new Justices' Courts, and the Assistant Justices' Courts of the city were abolished ; but two days after the passage of this act, the Legislature passed the Commissioners' code. This code re-established the old Assistant Justices' Courts, and virtually established the first-mentioned act. It would have left things standing just as they were before the Legislature met; but perceiving the dilemma, the Legislature passed the supplementary act. Alter having passed this latter act, and referred it, the code act was apparently the law. It was, however, discovered that the Governor had never signed it, so that, in truth, it was no law. And here is an act passed purporting to amend a law, which, in fact, was no law at all. In this dilemma the Governor was, as we are informed, applied to, to know what was best to be done. He stated, we understand, that he would delay signing the code act, and the act amending the first act, until the day of the election. The election was hrl^, in some of the districts, for Justices; in others, for Assistant Justices. The telegraphic wires were OAnn mi fr in a?i a nil smsn/lmanf unnn amendment was proposed. Every thing just now is in delectable confusion, and the old Justices declare that their Courts have not been legally abolished, and hold on to their places, denying the right of what they facetiously call the " hasty plate ol soup" Justices to supplant thetn. Thus ithe matter stands at present. imrsacnmbnt or Gen. Scott.?There was, under the head of "Telegraphic Intelligence," in yesterday's Herald, a paragraph stating that Gen. Scott had been impeached. This was without doubt, an error. The version received by the Philadelphia papers, states that Gen. Scott had impeached the testimony of Major Hum?, the writer of the Leonidas letters. From this, probably, the operators or copyists, at the tele graph office, have gained the idea which has been erroneously construed, so as to result in the sentence relsting to "Gen. Scott's impeachment." The Court of Inquiry have no authority to impeach the Commander-in-Chief; and besides, the Court had adjourned to meet in the United States. Steamship Unitid States.?The following is an extrsct from the log book of the packet ship Henry Clay, which arrived yesterday from Li. i vcrpooi:? "Tti**d?y, April 11th. at 6 P M., poke itesmablp I I'nlUd State*, bound eMt, wind N. N. F. , light, water | perfectly smooth; supposed ah* was going nyi or 18 I mile* per hour, canraai furled; let. 41 -18, long. 48 SI " The United States left Sandy Hook at 4 P. M , , on the 8th inst., and when spoken was 710 miles i distant, making her average speed about !>i miles per hour. The passengers on board of both vessels kept up a continued cheering until they had sailed beyond hearing. Sailino ok the Steamers.?The Hibernia, Capt. Shannon, will leave to-day at 12 o'clock, for Liverpool and Halifax. She takes out a large amount of specie, and about ninety passengers. The Washington sails at 10 o'clock to morrow morning. She had forty-six passengers booked yesterday, which will probably be increased to fifty. She also has on frieght a quantity of spe cie. ' . .'** Th* Court of Inquiry?fuittty Sect is.- Oa perusing the proceedings of the Court of Inquiry in Mexico, the long debuted question?who is Leonid?s I?is in a fair way of being satisfsc* torily answered. That court, sitting as a species of examining committee, hare had better luck than the committee of sages in our city had, who were appointed to institute a metaphysical inquiry into the qualities of saltpetre, and ascertain, for the satisfaction of an expectant public, whether that substance would or would not explode, when brought in contact with fire, under certain circumstances. That question never has been decided, albeit a ton of the material was expended in making experiments in the vacant lots up town. Leonidas appeared almost at the commencement of the inquiry, to be Oideon J. Pillow, a gentleman who was called from the bar of a county court, where Mr. Trist says "he was a capital lawyer to defend a fellow charged with horse stealing, particularly if the cue were a bad one, and required dexterous tampering with witnesses," and appointed Major General in the American army. This is a certificate of character voluntarily given by Mr1 Trist, Mr. Polk's special commissioner to Mex ico, in tavor of Mr. Polk.'* particular nominee-Major General Pillow, of Tenneaee?on his cross-examination before the Court of Inquiry bow in aeaeion in Mexico. We cannot, perhaps, plead guilty to having read the whole of the proceedings of this court; but from the portions of it which we have perused, we confess we never heard of a more ridiculously absurd state oi things than that which this court has developed. No sooner had our army defeated the enemy, and accomplished the most brilliant and daring feats that mark the pages of modern history ,th* n one or two of the leaders and officers of that army get up a quarrel on their own account, and commence fighting between themselves in a manner that would disgrace even the inhabitants of Billingsgate. No sooner had they astonished the world with the magnitude of their military feats, and helped to make a name for the United States as a military power, of which we may well be proud, than they perpetrated x series of tollies which have detracted from their merits at home, and were it not for the exciting scenes which have recently taken place in Europe, would disgrace them in the eyes of the world. As it is, one fact is most cleariy established, viz.- that oil'the field of battle, our.'military men are not characterised by any qualities which would justify the people in elevating them to civil offices, requiring calmness, coolness and discretion to a faithful discharge of their duties.? As military men?in the face of the enemy?they are equal to auy emergency. European Correspondence of the Herald.? We publish in to-day's Herald, the last of the voluminous and interesting correspondence concerning the revolution in Europe, which we received irom the different cities of Europe by the steamships Washington and Hibernia. We could not place more valuable reading matter before our readers at the present time. We shall receive another supply by the next steamship, that will give a connected view of the progress of matters in the old world, up to the hour of her departure from Liverpool. The foreign correspondence of this journal iB so arranged that competition is out oi the question. Escape of McNulty.?The bark Ann Louisa, in which McNulty, the defaulting clerk of the Messrs. Vyse, took passage for Matanzas, arrived at that port after the remarkably short passage of ten days. The pilot boat E. K. Collins arrived in two days after, the bark having had the best of the race. It is tb.u rendered probable that McNulty will, for a time at any rate, avoid the officers of justice. P<Alm InlAllnnra. C barge of Froui ? Officers A.M. C Smith and Pater on, of lha lover polioa, arraatad yesterday a man by the name of Jamaa C. Bogtrdns, on a warrant leaned by Justice Drinker, wherein ne atanda charged with obtaining $43 60 from Jamaa Henrahan, who paid that amount for himself and family, in February last, to Bogardue, who undertook to freight them through to Illinoia; .instead of which the tlokat he gara them was of no avail, but (merely a trick practised by Bogardua to gat the money into his possession. The magistrate looked the accused ne for a further hearing. Illegal Voting.?Officer Cosgrovs, of the lower ro'ioe, arrested yesterday an Irishman by the name of Dennis Decay, on a charge of illegal voting on the day or the last onarter election, at the poll in the first ward. Dacry awore his vote in, and it was subsequently asoar tamed taat ha had only bean nine months in the ooun try, and not entitled to a vote. Justioe Drinker looked him up for examination. " Drop" Gfsai an a Countryman ?A countryman by the name of Andrew McCabe, between five and six o'elook y eater day morning, just aa he landed lrom on board the steamboat Rochester, was met by one of the olty pilots. commonU called ' pocket book droppers,'' who pretended to plcl up a packet book at his feet, and opened the same before the countryman, exhibiting, to aU appearances,a large ameunt of monsy. At this moment up stepped another " dropper," who appeared to the countryman to be a gentleman. Upon his advlee he paid the "dropper" in possession of the book, a $s bill and a sovereign, all be bad in his pooket. Soon after he ascertained that th< pocket book was a humbug; and communicating the fact to Offioer Lown of the 31 ward, that officer arrested the genteel "dropper," who gave his name as Albert Oakley; and Justice Drinker locked him up for trial. The officer, however, euoeeeded in re oovering the $10 for the countryman again. Chorgt Withdrawn?Captain Parka, of the steamer Telegraph, who was arrested on tho complaint of the pioprietora of the Tribune, for takiog their newapaper beg from the steamship Hibsrnia, was examined yesterday, *nd it appearing that he was not actuated by any improper motives in so doing, but was acting for the Trttunr. be wis honorably absolved from the obarge, and the complaint was withdrawn by Mr. MoElrath. -9'resf of the Murderer.?The man, Dutoh Jake, wko stands charged with having struck a man by the name oi Patrick Cosgan on the bead with a club, causing death in two hours afterwards, while in a fracas on San I at y Bigm itii. on me corner 01 ?ia Avenue end end Slit street wes arrested reaterdey by the 18th ward police, i in Jersey, end brought to tbi* oity, end detained for examination. rol.ce Rerigmtion ? Ceptain Tbomae Smith, of the | fourth ward police, lent the following note to Mayor i brady: ? New York, April l?th, 1848. Hew Wm. V. BntDT.?Sir?I beve this day reaigned the efflo* of Ceptalo of Folioe of the Fourth Petrol District. Youra, reapeetfully, Thoi Smith. Upon thia resignation, Mr Dltehett, the preaent Asdistent Captain, wei noalnated|for Captain, and appointed by the Mayor, ecoordlngly;?thus depriving the newly eleoted Aldermen ef the nomination? ea Mr Smith's term of office would expire in June next, ecd a re-appointment from the elected Alderman waa known to be impossible Several of th* poliedben resigned likewiee, and men of their own party appointed in their plaoee until the manouvro waa discovered, when the Mayor remeed to appoint eny more under such clreumitanoea. The eonduot of Captain Smith baa been correct, gentlemanly, end efficient, during his term of effloe, end the ! resignation is looked upon with regret, by a latge circle of friends in the ward. Where are the Policeman I r.very auauay auernoon ana evening, on tne r ourtn avenue. bat wean Twenty seventh and Thirty-aeoond traeta, about the junction of the horia ear* and loeomotive enftnei on the Hailam Railroad, there are lot* of rowdiea enrgrcgated ready fur a dog fight, or any other sort *f a fight, to the annoyance of all peaceable citizen*; and yet no policemen ream to Interfere. Aa to night aerylee In that part of the city, it eecm* to hay* been dispensed with I lire near the Fourth avenue, above Twenty-fourth atreet, and owing to the nature of my buaineae, have had for about a year paat, to go home at nearly all hour* of Ih* night, and have never to my knowledge, In that time, aeen a policeman on duty In tbo Fourth avenue above Twenty-fourth street, or In the oroaa atreet in whieh I rraldr. It waa only on the night of the lata election, that it waa aaid a femal* waa pursued by a ruffian to bar very door, in Lexlngt n avenue, acreamlng " murder, wateh," Its : when, it waa aald, the man of the bona* alao appeared, and joined In theory of "watob," &?.; but no watchman waa forthcoming Tho people in that quarter of the city are taxed the tame aa thoa* down town, to help pay polioemen ho ; yet they are forced to depend upon themaelvee for promotion. Thla atate of thing* ahonld be remedied. AN UP TOWN RESIDENT. Tkrxihlk Storm ?The Maytvillt Eagft, of the 11th mat , give* aa account of a tornado whieh awapt through Bracken and Maion countiaa, Ky., week before last Fifteen barna, in ona neighborhood, were blown down, and their oontents aoattered or destroyed. Orchards, fotvits, barna, ont-houeaa, haystack*, and everything In its track, alike fell before the angry atorm Numerous livet were endangered from Its suddanaaaa and violence; but th* preaene* of mind of many parson*, who threw themaelvee at fall length upon the ground, saved them A negro man had hia arm broken short off, by being struck with a place of Imbar from a barn, to whieh he had run for shelterFour others, who had left the came barn, from a eeneo of dangar, and screonod themselves from tho wind behind a log that lay across a branch, were immediately oovered up by the branches of trees that fell around and over them, bat without injury to thorn. One negro man waa whirled some sixty pace* through tho air, and lodged la an orahard troo, which, lortunatoly, resisted the item. ?' U'l 1L -1 L \ tblecufiic nrrmifieMK. lamainr. The electric telegraph furnished us with intsU ligence from Washington of an interesting character, yesterday. Much excitement prevailed in that city relative to the recent wholesale attempt to abduct slaves from the district. It was with difficulty that the captain of the schooner was saved from receiving summary punishment at the hands of the mob. He states that he was in the employ of the abolitionists, against whom the people 'of Washington exhibited their aversion in nn effort to destroy the office of the abolition newspaper. Mr. GiddingB broached the subject in the House, but in such a manner as to excite nothing but ridicule. Congress transacted its ordinary amount of business yesterday. In the Senate, Mr. Dix reported a bill allowing the line of steamers between this city and New Orleans to touch at Havana. A bill for the relief of Passed Midshipman Rogers, was read twice. The bill relating to the duties of the judges of the U. S. Supreme Court, came up on its final passage, and was lost. A resolution to inquire into the expediency of coining quarter dimes and discontinue the coinage ol cents, was adopted. In the House, the contested election case between Mr. Jackson and Mr. Monroe, served the purpose of enabling members to deliver their sentiments on partisan morality and rascality. No decision was arrived at. A despatch from Philadelphia informs that a fire was raging last evening in Gen. Patterson's extensive stores in that city. Tbe Runaway Slaves?Great Excitement? The Abolitionists In Danger. Washington, Anril 18,1848. Great excitement prevails in Washington.? The schooner, which on Saturday night left this city, with seventy-seven slaves on board, bound for the North, was captured at the mouth of the Potomac, by the little steamer Salem, from Georgetown. The schooner hid put into a cove, and anchored, and when found and boarded, at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, all hands on the vessel were asleep, otherwise there might have been a bloody resistance, or she might nave escaped. The schooner was brought up this morning; the captain, and two other white men, with the seventy-seven slaves, were lodged in jail, where they are now confined. The captain, in passing through the city, but for the police would nave fallen a victim to the mob which collected around him. He was put into a hack, and hurried off to jail, for security. His name is Sears, of Massachusetts. The schooner is from New Jersey. we near threats against tne abolition newspaper office in this city. Mr. Giddings brought the question of the imprisonment of the slaves before the House today. The captain says he was in the employ c the abolitionists. Abolition Blots In Washington?Tile New Era Offlee Attacked, <Si\, Sie, Washington, April 18?10 P. M. There is an intense excit aent in town, in consequence of the abscondi of the slaves recently captured in the Bay This evening a large erowd assembled in ft he office of the New Era newspaper, and . red throwing missiles, breaking windo kc., but the progress of the mob wa ved by the arrival of the police, anil 1 rts of Bundry citizens, who made addresses on the occasion. Still hundreds lingered about the building, till they were driven home by a drenching rain. Lu|Mdt, the Murderer?Destructive Flre,&c. Philadelphia, April 18?9 P. M. The Grand Jury have found a true bill against Lahgfeldt, for the murder of Mrs. Kademacher. A destructive Ere has just broken out on the urhflrf ahnvd Smith strAAt in r^nnprnl Patfpr. eon's extensive stores, reaching back to Water street, the whole of which is enveloped in flames. The adjoining store, James Canton's, is also burning, and the surrounding property is much endangered. TWAHKTH OONQMHS. FIRST BSS3ION. Washikoton, April 18, 1848. en ate. The Senate convened at the us a it hnar, when the Viee President took his Met ant etiled to order.? Praver was then offered up by the R-.v. Mr. Onrley. Numerousmemorials and petitions wirepreMUted and retimed. increase or thk medical ciari of thi navt. Mr MiLLRs,ot New Jersey, fom Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a ?it t? lrcsmse the medioal corps of the United S'.a . it X nvy, which was reed twice. new absanoiments fj? vh* new tore and new os* ' 'ana sikamers. Mr. Du ' Nae t'a tr. from the Committee on Commeree.*' ' * "*tvt flawing the line of steamers between < v *>:; Orleans to too oh at Havaaa for the i t?p ot receiving passengers, mails, lie., which * s id twice. Mr Ruse, of Texas. (Tom the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill for the relief of Midshipman Rogers for his losses and sufferings in Mexioo, whieh was read twioe. business fob the mint. Mr. John M of Conneotient. submitted a resolution Instructing the Committee on Finance to inquire into tbe expediency of oolning quarter dimes, end to discontinue the eointng of oeuts. whieh was adoptad. fat or orrictas. Mr Bapser, ot North Caroline, moved to take up the bill relating to givleg the Adjutant of the West Point Military Academy the same pay as other adjutants of the army, which was agreed to. The bill was then read a third time and passed abut statistics. On motion, two thousand extra eopiee of the report of the Secretary of War, givleg tbe number of troop* sent to Mexioo, with the number killed and wounded, or died of disease during the service, wore ordered to be printed. california claims. Mr. Cass, eh Airman of tbe committee on military affairs, reported back from aeld committee, to whom it had been oommittad. the bill relating to California claims, with amendments. Tha bill waa then informally pasted over. duties of judoes of the supsemb coubt. The Senate laid aside the morning buMaraa. end took up the bill relating to the dutiee of the judgu of the U. 8. Supreme Court Vr, Rbvebdt Johnson, of Maryland, edvoeated tbe turns is of'be bill la an able end enersetio epe?eh, adducing in tbe course of bis remarks various Arguments to show the neoeaelty and exnadleney of it* early pneaege Tbe Hlsonaeion cf the bill was oootinned with greet animation and ability pro sad eon. bv Mr Allen of Ohio, Mr. Bntler of South Caroline. Mr. Bedg*r of North Cerolfoa.Mr Ashler of Arkansas, and Mr Crittenden of Keatuoky After wbleh the previous question was called for and sustained, when the bill waa put upon ita fluel passage; and on.taking tbe vote, it was lost by yeas 17, nays 38, executive sesmon. Mr. Badoeb, cf North Carolina, gave notlos that on to-morrow he should, the fl-st thing, move that the Senate go into an executive session. After wbleh. on motion, tbe Senate adjourned. House of Representatives Tbe House assembled at the n?nal hour, wben tbe Speaker resumed the chair, and called to order. Prayer was than offered np by tbe Rev. Mr Outlay, the onepiain. mi journal wm read ana approved TBI IBBiWlT (LIT* cat*. Mr Oiddiivos. of Ohio moved to suspend the rulvs, tn order that he might off?r a reaolntton for the appointment of a aelaet nommittee to inqaire why the seventy man. woman and ehlldran ware eait Into prieon thli morning for attempting to eanapa from the bondege tn whloh they were bald, and who were found in the (chooner Pearl, down the Potomac river. Objections ware made, and the motion loot amid greet laughter. airaaT* raow commivvbri. The Spbabbb announced the ft rat thine on hi* table in order, ware report* from committee*, whan a number of hill* were reported, whleh were read twice and reported to the committee of the whole. the cjhtiitm scat. The Hone* then proceeded to reeolve Iteelf Into a Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union, and toop up the eonteetwd election case between Mr. Jaoksoo and Me. Monroe, of New York. Mr. Botdkw, of North Carolina, beieg entitled to the floor, addreMed the Hou*e at considerable length, In fayer of Mr Monroe** etaima to theenntaatad seat When he had concluded. Mr. Stabiwbatnbb, of New Yotk, followed in defence of Mr. Jaokaon'* claim* Mr Dubb, of New York, next took the floor, and ad ooated Mr. Monroe'* right to the *eat In dlapute, with mnoh real and earneetne**. When he had flnlahed, on motion, the House adjourned arktti, CuvruiiD (Ohio) April 17? Receipt*by canal within the past 34 hour*: ? Flour, 1,100 barrels; wheat 3,800 bushel*. Flour was dnl); sale* of 1300 hnshel* of wheat were made on private terms, (opposed to b* at lOlo. Corn? Ssle* of 3000 bushels were made at s*c. Provision* Inaotlre. - w 11 m Marina AfTalrs. Stramrb Guadalouivrb, built in England, and fitted cut at this oity sometime sine*, was advertised to leave Havana on the 14th last, for this otty. She oomes hsr* to be repaired. Movements sf DtsUngulshod Iodlwlduala t)en (Jaitmea and his family rsaohsd Natohea on the 30th alt. The City Connoll of Augusta appointed a committee of thirty cltiseo* to proceed to Atlanta, to Invite Osa. Twiggs to visit Augusta a* the gu**t of that city. / Vhwlrleal tnd Buttail lowur THaa-raa.?Without meaning to exaggerate the attractions of this house, wo moat soy, thut finoe tho bow alterations la ito tntorior, It u the moot nugaiflcoat thootra in tho Union. Tho Bowery Thaotro hno always, even la times of tho greatest theatrical deprss lon, boon much patronised by oar eitiions generally it boa always been a profltoblo bouse; and again, it baa alwaja maintained tho reputation of groat liberality and splendor in the aoealo and stage arrangements; at the present time, therefore, when dramatis representations are booomlng more popular than they hare been for some years past, It la not to ba supposed that the favorite theatre of tho Now Yorkers is behind hand; on the oontrary, the season whioh has just opened will, ws predict, be one of tho most triumphant that the Bowery has over aeon. The Ssguin troupe, el-, ways favorites, are quite at home at this house, and we think they siog and aot nowwlth more iptrit than tboy have done heretofore at other houaes. The reason, we doubt not, is tho sheering appearance of the beautifully ornamented homo, and largo and fashionable audiences that have greeted them every evening alnoe they oomoaenred. Last night they performed in "Fro Blavolo " This is a welt-known and popular opera, and in the bands of tho freupc was admirably rendered. Mr. Gardner's Fra Diavolo was exoellent, and all the muslo entrusted to his part was finely and oorrectly sung. Mr. Sauer, as Jaicomo, and 8egutn, himself, as Beppo, were as racy as usual; and Mrs. 8'guin, as Zerliua, sweet Zerlina, noted and sang with her u?ual taste and discrimination. One of the ohief charms about Mrs Segutn's singing and noting is the very quiet and ladylike manner whioh pervades all she does. Miss Llobenstein, a fine, plump German beauty, performed the part of Ltdy AUeash. She does much oredlt to Mrs. Seguia, whom pupil, we undent tad. the it The other pert* of the opert were very well performed. The ballet of "La Giselle," followed the opera. Mm Julia Turnbull li well known ae a moet graceful and elegant danuut*: the it by no meant overrated, and deserves all the enoominmt which have been lavished upon her. Her daneing it tufflolent to draw a full houte at any time; therefore, what with her and the Segutns at the tame time, the Bowery hat quite a profusion of attraction; hat alto a oommenturata patronage, aa the houte wot crowded It it night, at It hat been every evening tinoe it opened, and will be, we are tare, at long it tush attract loot are tet forth at It To-night the grand opera of "Cinderella" will be performed; Mr Gardner at the Prinoe; Mr. Saner, Baron Pompolino; Segain at Dtndlni; Mrt. Seguln, Cinderella; Mite Llchenstein at Ciorindo, and the gtaoeful Julia Turnbull aa the Fairy t^ueen?truly a splendid coat. After tho opera, Mitt Turnbull and Mr. G W. Smith danoa "La Zlngorilla," and the drama of the "Reke't Frogreta" oonoludoi the whola. Chatham Thiat?e.?The Mate azoitamant at thii houte wot quite high lut evening, and ahortly after iht doert were opened, the bozea, pit and gallery were filled to overflowing, and to mutt the treatury of the houtt be if thinge go on at thle rate, at we have no reason tc doubt they will The lively, buttling farce of " Boz, Cox and Knox," and the drama of the " Brigand," were the flrtt pleeee; after whioh oame the great event of tho evening, vis., " New York At It It." From the peouliar nature ol the piece, a eritloism on It it oat or the qaettlon ; it matt he teen, at In the acting layt lta great merit; tafflee it to tay, that it it a play representing the vnrloai pontes of the New York b'hoy't life, and many of the aoenet whioh are dally witnessed in various ports of the town where the inhabitants are perhaps a shade more blafl In their manners than woald suit for a modern drawingroom; In a word, this pieee thowt (In rather a bigh-eolored style to be tare), many of the peculiarities ofa certain class of the riling generation of New York. Chanfrau as Mote, the prinoe of the b'hoys, has already become famous ; here, at his own theatre, he will acquire more fame and plenty of ot*h. We recommend a visit at once to the Chatham ; tnch n genuine, right-down New York boy it not to be eeen every day. To-niaht, the faroe ol he " Young Scamp," the drama of "woman," uNen . ork As It it," and " Young Amerlon." Bboadwav Thi:a i'rk.?The entertainments commenced last evening, with Brougham's new oomedy of "Bo. mance and Reality Tho best test of its dramntio fen tures is, that throughout every soene, it met with the enlhusiottlo cheers of tho audieneo. The house wm tilled in every department. We shall, on a future ooea tlon, particularise the plot and leading Incidents of the pieoe For the pretont we shall merely say, judging from the feelings of the audience, that it Is a oapital hit and will, doubtisss, prove profitable to the management V/H HUT T I inilllT>IU. a hq lUUgl Will COOU LO an end some time or another. Here are the Mlnetre'i who have been delighting all New York for aome seven months In succession, going to leave tu?in feot, to-nigh! ii their last night; to-morrow and the rest of the week they sing at Brooklyn, and do not return to New York until the 1st May, as Meohanloa' Hall is required for other purposes until that date. They will, no doubi have a greet house on this, their last evening. Sable Brothers ?The continued patronage whloh this troupe meets with is a full proof of their merit-? They have given some sixty concerts this season, and all have been well attended, la the violnlty of the city, they have also met with muoh success. They give a fine programms this evening, It being the benefit of J. H Cleavelaad, one ef Lbs oleverest of the bend. Bahtabd'i Panorama.?The anecdote and interesting descriptions given by Mr. Banvard, of his magnificent panorama, are almost as interestin < as tbe picture itself; at all events, the panorama and the desortptioa of it. are one of the most delightful exhibitions in ths eountry. Bbcadwav Onto* ?As usual, the animated pictures are exhibited here nightly. The public stem never to grow weary of this style ef exhibition. Melodeon.?Pete Morris, Jeanle Reynoldson, the Virginia Minstrels, and the singing, sayings and doings ol which go on at this very genteel oonoert room every evening, have established the oharaeter of the house ? It has become one of the standard places of amusement in New York. Bacnrtti's Model or Ancient Jerusalem ?Mr. Maiooe Raymond Is very sucoesrful in his oxhibltion ol this beaut,ful and Instructive work, at the Armory Hall, BostonThe Viennoisa dancing children are at the Louisville theatre. Biscaeoiantl was to give a oonoert In Boston last evening, (18th inst) The Krenoh ballet (roups, under the direction of Mons Bartholomin, of which Madame and Mons. Monplaisii are the principal features, made their first appearanoe at the Sr. Charles theatre, New Orleans, on the evenini of the 9th inst. Professor Risley and tons have concluded their engagement at the Orleans theatre. The Steyermarklaehe band were still at Nsw Orleans on the 9th. Mr Murdoch took a benefit at Philadelphia on Mon day evening. George VandenholT has been playing at the theatre ii Washington city with great tueoeas. Miss Mary Walters, a dameute from ths South, is now in this oity, and will shortly appear in ons of the prlncl pal theatres. Sporting Intelligence* Certbetille Course, L. 1.?Trotting.?On Monday there was a trotting match for g 100, two mile heats, t< skeleton w Ago as, between A. Conkltn'ebr m Shepherdess, and Wm Wbelan's bl. g. Stranger; and a oontesi for a purse, between g. g Medoo, g. g Emperor, br g Telegraph, and b. g. Young Amerlcus. The dey was moat admirably adapted for euoh sport being dear and mild; and exclamations of delight wen UH IU? lips vt Bit, rCipVOIUI| VU? MIUUIH.UB, UCWIU1 Ui and Invigorating atate of the weather. It la true th< rant of rain excited an oceasionat murmur?and, in deed, a few copious showers wonld not be amiss, at pro sent, to enable the florist and agriculturist to attaii abundant rewards But rain would not add to the condl tion of the trotting course, whioh is now in fine order sod for quick time, eould hardly be improved. Sporting men, however, are as fond of floral decorations and early asparsgos as any other portion of the genus homo, and they are willing, or will be after to day, to let April ?(reserve, by an occasional shower, the reputation It has ong borne as tbs floral dsoorator and oostumsr to lovely May. Although tbs stats of the atmosphere afforded so muoh sstisfactlon, yet eome disoonteat was manifested on the oourin for other reason*, which oan be admirably appraeiated by persons who have bet-and lost Some of these unfortunate* found ianlt with the deoision 01 the judge* in the oonteet for the purse; but the gentle men who oeoapied that poettion were most oareftil ir the formation of their judgments They, probably aloe lightly the opinions of the disocntented; still, gen. tlamen holding thsir rasposiible positions, should, bj all moans, bo protected from Imputation, er the da* ii not far dletant when probity and respectability will be soaroeartloleeontbejadgea' stand Batting is a bad buainase, at best; bat those who Indulge in it, and ar< unfortunate, should bear thi ir misfortunes philosophically, and not attempt, upon frivolous pretests, to impoaoh the integrity of other men. Of the two oonteste, the one for the purse was dtoidedly the best, as Is generally the ease; and if persons in aearoh of amusement wonld attach le-e importance tc announcements of matches, headed with a long array of flgnree and ciphers, and pay more attention to tbs lie's of entries for purees, the trotting tracks In this neighborhood wonld be better patronised and the spectators better pleased. The two mile metoh on this ores ion was, ?o UH m common expression amun|[ m? tials, rather a "foofoo" affair?exhibiting naithai oontentloB nor speed. Shepherdess wm the favorlts prevlom to tba atert, at tau to tix; but after the flral bast, the flnanolal msgoet entirely changed ita poaition, and pointed a handrail to twenty on the other horee Fir it Hut ?Stranger wen the oboloe of place, end a*: the atari, wan a few feet In adrenee of Shepherdess, whioh he made Into ynrda, and than Into rode, before they bad gone a quarter of a mile, whioh required 4.5X aeoonda of time in Ita performano*. Shepherdess appeared Tory unateady, and want down the baolc stretch skipping and bonnolng to the half mile pole, which took the leader a ml outs and a half to reaeh. Round the lower tarn, Stronger took a few obaneaa In the breaking game; bnt the mare gainednotbieg by theee morementa Stranger peered the atand in 3:7, tonr length* In front of the mare. The next mil* wae but a counterpert of the previous one, and took the winner*11 to go round. He led home about eighty yarda ahead of the mare, making the time of tlie heat 1:18 Second Heat?The flret mile of tkla heat wm all In favor of the blaok horse; buteewccming to the atand, and from there rouud the up^asturn, Le broke np several timer, and the mass drew elpaer to blm. Thepfyal mtle was the work of 3:13 From the quarter poleQBnu second inlle, the raoe produced come interests# Conallu managed on tbe back stretch to lay the mar* alongside of Stranger, and then oommenoed a scene of Joebefehip between Whelan and Albert worth witnessing, a* the contest was now between tbs m instead of the horse* At tbe half mile they were atill side and aide, using every mean* of propulsion; on the lower turn, the head of the mare waa visible in "frgpt, and ah* cam* on the home atretoh with about a length the lead. From there to within fifty feet of the stand, It wm " pull Dlok, pull Devil," and one of the Judges, for the first time, wm ... ? boat patting hi* n* to the now tight board, which hot lately booa ereoted to droit* olose ooatMM, whan th* in?r* broke, and Stronger won by a length. Time of lest mile. 3:1.4,and of the heat. 6:17. Reault W Wbeieu *nt*r*d bl g. Stranger 1 1 A. Conklln entered br m shepherdess '1 a Time-6:18; 8:17. Thr Oostsst rot thi Puast?The above affair over, th* hone* to contend lor tba para* war* Immediately ailed lor. a* td* tan wag gliding, a* rapidly as uiaal, down the western horisHi.aud the cool tea bretz* began to be sensibly tele by those who had neglected to bring their overooats with them. Alt the horses entered were toon in readlneoa. moving up and down in front of Che stand, when all the varletlee of battiag began. Telegraph was offered against any named horse at odds; Medoo gainst Young Amerious and Km per or; but the majority of th* business was done on the field against Talegraph, at two to one. Fir it Ileal ?Young Americas drew tbe inside position, Telegraphic seoond, Kmperor third, and Modoc outside. At the start, Telegraph took the lead, and dashed away from the others round tbe turn, where each of the trio broke np This gave Telegraph a lead to the quarter pole of about forty yards or more, which be passed la 40K seconds. Me maintained this advantage down tho baok stretob, and passed th* half-mile E?le in 1:31 Telegraph kept up his speed, and led oma four or five lengths in front of Medoo, Kmperor third, and Young Amarloua last. The last hair mile of this heat was very well eontested between Kmperor and Medoc Time, 3:48. Second Heal.?The horses started wall Ismlhsr nml reaehed the quarter without break, Telegraph leading by about two lengths, Medoo second, Emperor third, Yonng Amerieu* bringing up the rear-time 41X seoeoda Medoe waa then nrged to greater apeed, and notwlthitaadlug that he broke up four timea, bemad. 1 up the greater portion of the gap before reaching the half mile pole?time 1:13 Round the lower turn the oonteet became very animated, and they awung on to the home atretoh oloae together The struggle for the beat all the way up waa eery vigorous; but Telegraph broke up within fifty yards of the stand, and Medoo beat him a length to the soore; Emperor third, Youog Amerious tailing. Time, 3:52 Third Htnt.?The chances of Emperor appearing small, bla owner prudently drew him from the contest. At the start, Medoc took the lead, but broke up. and Telegraph passed the quarter-pole first, la 41^ seconds. Down the back atretoh, Medoc broke several times; but ilka allot the Abdullah stock, be seldom loees any ground by an accident of that kind; In fact, it seems to give him agieater Impetus, for on regaining bis trot, he plunges I oat v.genual* f<>r a moment or so, and goes very fast. Telegraph continued to lead to the half mile pole?time 1 :J3)fi Oolng round the turn, Medoc overtook him. and from there until the end of the heat, the greatest excitement waa manifested by the speotatore? the friends 1 ofeaoh nag anticipating a victory; but Telegraph, at the i drawgate, broke badly, giving Young Amerlcue the i ohanoe of ooming in second. Medoc won by 80 yards ? time. 3:??K Fow th Heat ?Telegraph took the 'sod, Medoc well np. Youog Amerious trailing. He passed the quarter pole In this way in 48 seconds; and the half mile pole In 1:23 Whelan, the driver of Medoo, then made hie buret lor the lead, and on the lower tnrn the race wae finely contested; Medoc, ae uinal, breaking aeveral timee Up tbe home stretch, Telegraph waa a trifle in front until ha broke, which waa about one hundred yards from tne stand, and Msdoo lad horns over four lengths in front, 1 in 2:60 Tbe followIng la e reospitulation of the affair: ? r W Martin antersd g g. Medoo 3 1 1 1 W. 8. Read SDtered br. g Telegraph 1 3 3 3 V. J. Nodine entered b g. Young Amerious.4 4 3 3 C. Carman entered g. g. Emperor 3 3 dr. xiou. i The Pacing To-da v.?Those who avail i themselves of a tide to the Centreville, this afternoon, will w itneae a pieos of sport rarely to be aeen. The eeler brated pacing horses, Roanoke and Village Boy, oontend for $300, mile heats, bast three in five,under the saddle. ' As the trial of auperloiity of speed doea not take place until four o'clock, men of business will have an opportunity of attending, after the aettlement of their mercantile affairs. The doubta whioh have previoualy exlated in the minda of turfmen, aa to whioh of theae \ 1 horaea waa the fleeteat, baa been the cause of many i trials between them; but thla season, eaeh baa evlnoed mere energy and speed than formerly, and they are expso ted this afternoon to make their mile In the neigh- 1 I boihood of 2:25 - indeed, a few aeeonda under that time would not aatonlah their trainera Cltjr Intelligence. Tremendous Conklaobation?Ubeat Destruction or PaorEBTv.?A flre broke out about quarter to ten o'olock laat night, in the building rear of No. 118 Wooster street, oeeupied by Fraacia Plata asm eabinet workshop. The flames Immediately communicated to the two 1 large Ave story buildings in front, cccupleu by the same , person aa a store, both of which were filled with furniture, to the amount of $23 000, all of whioh waa destroy- I rd The loas of the buildings and atook la estimated at $40,000, upon which there was an Insurance of $26 000 i The flames also communicated to the three story brick building, No 134,ocoupied by Mr. Roux, as a dwelling house, which waa also destroyed. Also, to No. 120, oocupied as a shoe stor , whioh waa destroyed; and to the large twe story frame house, oeeupied by several poor families, which was also destroyed. The flames also oommunicated to the Eighth ward station house, oorner of Prince and Wooeter streets, but was oaly partially Injured. Also, to the two large briek four story > houses, Nos. 11$ and 113 Wooeter street, which were also destroyed. The wind being high at the time, the flre orosaed the street end eomauntoated to the Ooeana eni gins oompaay'e house. No. 121, which waa destroyed, and to No's 119 117,115, US, three story brick bowses, ) which were also destroved. and it waa Imeoaaible to Imid, in the oonfuslon whether they were ioaured. r Mr. Plete eleo loet two hones, wbloh were la e stable ia the reer of his estebllihmsat. The lire was discovered almost as soon as it broke oat, eaA the firemen were promptly on the spot, aad rendered efficient serrioe in saving the surrounding property from theraging element; all attempts to save the horning building being futile ? The walls of the largest bulldtngs fell as soon as the roof 1 fell through, but the fir men were enabled to escape without hart, having bad every reason to suppose they would tali, which is the only thing that saved the surrounding property. The fire originated ia the second story of the cabin et factory, but from what oause it is impossible te tell Alt the furniture of the dwellings wss destroyed, and It is said thsre was no insurenoe upon any of it. Persons wsre driven in haste from tbsir slumbers, without tims to gather up their elethes. The whole loss is estimated nt f 160 000, and It is said the iosuranoe upon the whole will not exoeed |7?,u00. The iron safe er Mr. P. was saved, whioh contained all his books and papers. Too much praise oannot be bestowed upon the faithful fireman who riakad life and limb in resetting the Uvea and property of their fellows. It ia the largest lira with which the oity has been visited since the greet fire 1 of 1846. ' Ibish Refublican Meeting - One of the moot enthusiastic meeting* of Irishmen held for a long ' time past In this oity, took place last evening at the > Shakspsare Hotel, lor the purpose of, and adopting the neoessary steps for the raising t of an Irish brigada. Eloquent speeches were delivered, and about f800 wars collected on the spot. The most active exertions are being made to equip the brigade, who are to hold thamstlves in readiness to be called into action, should Ireland require their aid In her present emergency. The meeting was most enthu-iastio, and i the enrolment of volunteers, who signed the muster roll, > to be prepared at a moment's warning to enlist, was large. It was intimated, that during the ensuing weak * forts would be mods to conmenos the regular reorutlng for the purpose o? raising the brigada in this oity. The WiATHaa.?1 esterday assumed quit# a different appearance from the several preceding day*. The sky was overcast with heavy olouda at tha rising of the sun, which continued to grow more heavy until about eix i o'olock In the evening, when it begen to rain The wind blew heavily from the east all day, and the atreeta were filled with olouda of dust, which .rendered them very disagreeable The night set iu with heavy olouda and Willi every appsarunoe of a storm. A Teici on an Alderman ?Somefew days before the i late eisr ,iou. quite a number of the polio* of lb* Fourth ward resigned their stars, for the purpose o hiving t ohanee te threw their infiuenoe in favor of the eandtdat* , of their eholce, thinking they would be reeppointet r aa soon as tha elsetion waa over; but thua far, in thai . hope, thsy have been disappointed There were aeverd suspended for a mat-pertormauoa of duty, who have little or no hope of retaining their atara after the first cf j June next, when there will ba a gsneral turning out and. i filling up. Several, knowing that they would havw 4 do merey shown tbsm by the alderman aleot, repaired yeetardey morning to the mayor'* of1 flea, In whoae absence Alderman Franklin, the > president of tha board, otlloiated Not belag ' aware of any trick in th* matter, Alderman Frank ' lin looked over their nominations, and aeverally swori f them into effloe. After that part of the business ha<: been done, they tendered tbelr leelgoations. dated eeve> i ral days back, thus providing for themselves for twi years to come. They nad previously assured the aides ^ man that thsy had resigned, but did not tail him the! reslgoations had not been eent in Tbere Is eonsidsrabl i speculation on the eubjeot, and It i* thought by man 1 that the wh?le prooeedlng was Illegal, and would then I fore be of no effset ' F a California.?Captain Ingolls, with on* hundri j recruits, it la said, yesterday embarked for California. Anniversasv of the Blind Institute ?Theanni'ar sary of this valuable institution cornea off to-morrow i and it to bo celebrated in an appropriate manner. Th' i pupils will be examined in the various branches of tlei studies, and iu the evening a table will be spread, thai i thry will very clearly show that if they osnaot nee. tef i ean euooem folly feel, wbsn thsre ere plenty of iuxsise oo hand. The whole affair will ba rloh, and sbowihe happy effeote of th* institution. Fiac.? A fire broke ont about 9 o'clock on Maidsy | night, in the basement of thn house No ION Beelfcian 1 itfect, occupied by Thomas Moor*, a* a nitre factory end cooper's ?hop. It wee put out with trifling J a nig* Mad Don ?A mad dog wee killed in the Bowery oa Monday afternoon, by Mr. Barrett, of the Oth ward poioe. It wae trap potted to hare bitten aereral other dog*. PaaictiTAAtoN ?On Friday erenteg laat.lhe old board, era at the American Hotel, in thla etty, presented be proprietor. Wm B corona, Ksq.. with a beautiful par of allrar pltebera and a salver, all b?autifnlly ornament ed, aa a teatlmontat ot their eateem for him ae a hoat ? Mr Coaaana raplted In a handaome speech, and (he whole affair ?H, In tha highest dagraa, creditable to all oonqprned. Hunoar Dxath ?Coroner Welter* w?? callod yesterday te hold on Inquest on boxrd the IJ 9. ehlp North Carolina, upon the body of Dr John Frederick Sickle*, surgeon attached to the ship. Tbe deceased had been in the United States seirloe for the lest lft years, and accompanied Lltut Wllkss In the exploring expedition, end while on board the reacook b >cnme *111 luted with dlseaee of the heart, from which ho had suffered fur some time before his d*ath Vrsterdey while o livening with I.ieut William Preston (Jrllllti, he wis suddenly taken 111 and in ths course of a few ml nut*a he waa a coipta. Vardlot?death by disease of the heart AwoTwrn Sudden Death ?William Heam, an Irishmen, who htvs for many years keptafruit stand to South street, on Monday afternoon went into the grocery store at the corner of Jefferson and Sinth streets to tet | a glass of liquor, when he Ml down and died Immediately. Ver j lot?death by dlseese of the heart. Faewia's olub met yesterday Bt the ivti.nie In the I'siB-Mr. Mott, uf Mrttsvllh, in ' 'j

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