Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 31, 1848, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 31, 1848 Page 2
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HEW YORK HERALD. B?BB^W?t Clwrwr mt CmllN ud Rmm Mh fftmrt uonixn bknnktv, PBOnUBTOB. RTK iAL NUTK'K TUTUS ITOKLlO. tub bui. r HKKALD-Tkrt ijbihi mrr* d-iy, _jm omii arr m rr ? prr mmk T*r hiOKStSU EDITION u aalklTill at 3 orlork. and tmtribnted before breakfn.,1, I'm lrr? ll'IMNfi EDITION raa I* l id Mr unwliw' nl 1 Tatark. and'kr oorryaA EVENING EDITION at 3 o'clock. Tin WEEKLY HERALD?Every Saturday, for erremla m ?i Mr America (oaltneut??)* cn(i yrr roily. W HX mmhk, Emrrf oieam ?wM til* /rr Suropma cirri..'<4/ion; $4 mt aaaam. lo melmde Mr pootaoe. The European rdL Ham mriU bo aerated im the Trentk and 1infhak I mounter. ALL EDtnONS to tamtam arm racaimad tv the moment tf ^tFJsTTKRa by mail, far ruboeriptvru, or imM odoer tmamemt, tobegoat paid, or Mr pmtape imil be dedmcted frt-m VOL&YTARY CURRSSPUNDRNVR. ematmtnme import mat arm, rrkritmf from amy ymarter of Ike world; if used mil be Kkerallmmmid for. ADYMRTlSEMENTH{raaewed nary marntmp, and te be pub bobed ia Mr auraiar and roenmp mlittan,.) at reaeamable prime, to be written in a plain, lepible manner; the proprietor mat rtapomible for errare ia tmtnuteryd- . .. . ... PRINTING of all kind, netted beauty)HtUy end unik do - * ? evtm^n mtn+njtr of rSditom iuU Imulvatio.nal Law?Thk A tiaras i* Iikujiu. ? A very grave question oflecting the "right of search," and calculated to revive a long p?ndi?z controversy between the British and our own governments is likely to form a prominent topic for ( discussion end negotiation, growing out of some 1 I recent arrests of American citizens in Ireland. It ' is time that some filed principles should be laid 1 down to guide our citizens, and enable them to 1 shape titeir course in this respect. The adopted cut/en, in renouncing all allegiance to a foreign pov.-er, and clothing himself in the proud garb oi tree citizenship, feels a confidence in the protection he will rtceivc under the Hag of his adopted country. There is an anomaly in the state of the law in this respect, as regards our relations with England; and the declaration of intentions and subsequent initiation to the privileges of American citi* zenship, become a mockery so long as our govern" rnent will not enforce respect for its provisions. We are aware that able jurists have long enter mmmUJk. Ur<urt r?r?M ? vw ? Hi?mtrwli. AJ?U.-E*E>T* TIII8 EVENING bowery twrapke ?omkh b?hiw*i.iUiaka tun bnT?ii"-JP"' Lim>?Moaama or Lira. BlOiDViT THEATRE. Broadway? Damon ?b Pythian ?Et*n B??If ATI ON* I. THEATRE, (.hatha* Street?Victob:n*? RI?G ami I-Hiin OiKi.ntii. BfTRVOirs Til* ATItA. ffliamkM (treat.?Doaarr aw Son?Metanoba?Muciuar Mabjnu. VIRTOft, ASTOH PLACE.?Mabbieb Lice? Loan "or a lovtl. EABTLB GARDEN, Battery?MrncAL lnraTAiHmi ?C ecu a am a a ko. MXLOEEON, Bowery?Tiboinla Miwrm eia?EraoriAB Imwm, fee. PANORAMA HALL, Broadway, Mar Hmtok-lasTAioT Famiama or ma Miaauaim add Hihooil MIXERTA ROOMS, Broadway.?Panob aha or Gnnu VTUk'l Miucai Camtaion. PANORAMA HALL, eorner Broadway and Walker rtreel? Eaaiaotoa'i Sacbed Diobamas or the Creation art Dnvea SOCIETY LIBRART? Iawibx'i MiNeraaaA?fenuoriAa Bo??i?e?Bubleinjvb Dancino, ka APOLLO ROOMS? Mob avian MiwerBELa' Concert. Haw York, Thnrtday, Augon Ji, iits. Actual emulation of tlM Herald. An*. 30, Wtdnndiy 22.032 eopb? Dm nvbliaattoB of the Moraine Eiitioa of the Herald com; ?unlyeetcrdarat 15 miaatei before 3 o'clock, and ftniahed -i? 35 minuter paatG o'olock; the llret Afternoon Iditioa oomaonced at 5 minuter part 1 o'eleek. and ftaiahed at 25 ainntee before 2 e'clrek: the neoad at 10 mlnntea before 3 o'oloek, aad taiaked at 3o'clock. Newa from Kuropc. The steamship Niagara, from Liverpool, is due at this port, with seven days1 later intelligence from all parts ol Europe. There is not so much anxiety or excitement in the public mind, relative to the nature oi later advices; but some curiosity exists to learn the progress of ibe rebellion, since the arrest of the principal leaders. The probability is that the news will not amount to much any way?that no fighting has taken place?that the government has extended its forces over the whole of the disaffected districts, and effectually put down every demonstration against it. Some interest is manifested to learn the policy of the government relative to its prisoners. The political state of the Continent of Europe is, just now, the most important matter, and we may receive accounts of the successful mediation ol France and England, in a peaceable settlement ol the questions et issue between the powers engaged in hostilities. The harvests are another item ol interest. The progress of the potato disease in Ireland, and the effect of the unfavorable weather, up to the time the previous steamer left, will be more definitely known on this side of the Atlantic after the arrival of the Niagara, and prices for breadstuff's in out markets more satisfactorily determined. In the event of the potato disease having become general, and the grain crops much injured by the unfavora ble weather, we shall see an activity in our grair markets, little dreamed of a tew weeks since. A few days, perhaps a few hours, will settle all these questions. Osr Commercial Treaties?Iter Iproclty In Trade. The political revolutions in England, and the changes these revolutions have already brought about, will have a very important influence upon all treaties of commerce, and give an opportunity to perfect and edopt more liberal principles ip the formation- of tuture compacts. The Zoilverein has bepn destroyed by the new confederation of permAn States, and the difficulties which have existed heretofore in regard to the reciprocal commercial treaties, have no doubt also disappeared. In the event of the German confederation entering into negotiations with all nations relative to commercial intercourse, it will no doubt place each entirely upon an independent footing. me clause which has tor bo many years been attached to commercial treaties, made with different countries, that they shall be entitled to privileges equal to those enjoyed by the most favored nations, has placed all upon a par, and prevented concessions in favor of any one that would in return grant equal advantages. It was nothing in the world but the insertion of that clause in all the commercial treaties between the Zollverein and Great Britain, that prevented the treaty made between the Zollverein and the United States, a few years since, from being ratified by the combined powers. For certain concessions in our tariff on the products and manufactures of thoBe nations forming the Zollverein, we were to receive corresponding concessions on our products and manufactures imported into those coun* tries composing the confederacy. After the treaty with these improvements had been negotiated by tlie representatives of each power, it was discovered that any concessions made in the duty upon American manufactures imported into the Zollverein, must also be made upon similar manuis cturea imjotted font Great BritainThis at once arrested futtber progress?the new treaty was laid on the shelf, and the old one continued in force. Since that time wc have adopted a new tariff, which t?kes precedence of all commercial trerties, if its provisions art more favorable, but if not, commercial treaties regu'ate the commercial intercourse between all nations. The tariff'of placs the products and manufactures of the Zollverein, tn entering our iiorts, upon a more favorable footing than the tariff or IK42, or th* commercial treaties now in ex'stence, and it is consequently the law. By that act we are entit'ed to concession from the fierman confederation in the formation of new treaties or in the re-construction ol theirtariff (n accordance with this, and upon the prin. ciple of reciproc'ty, the Hon. A. J. Docelron, our minister to the German confederation, wre, at the last accounts, at Frenltfcrt, for the express purpose of negotiating a commercial treaty of the most liberal character. This movement hss becoir" a source of great tea* lousy to Kneland. and the Briti'h government will, without doubt, do everything :n its power to pre. vent a successful termination of the m-'ton of our r egotist or The course usually pursued by the government of Great Britain, whenever the government ol the United tStatcs commences negotiations relative to more favorable commercial treaties, pretty clearly illustrates the progress we have made as a rival in the commercial world, to that nation, and the fears entertained relative to our future success. As annoying as such interference undoubtedly is, it is highly gratifying that we huve so far advanced, in mich a short period comparatively, as to compete successfully upon the same looting with such a rwh and powerful nation. Tn spite of nH their efforts to check our progress, it will, under liberal commercial systems be more rapid than it ever yet ha* liern, arid ion.' after the rreBulaetiiriu?? inieirsts of Jingbind have t irnrd mc culminating uo'uif, our* will l?e incr ?*inir is eg !', w e.MeW acd to *"pcfmiv y. itiiuru uiiiriciii views iu hub uumr unary uh me subject; but the time may be said to have arrived when America is bound to look this matter boldly in the lace. The adopted citizen, ll, as in the war cf 1812, he can be claimed and pressed, and his citizenship treated as a nullity, feels a deep interest in the settlement of this question.? For instance, where a lJritish adopted citizen, i' arrested upon any charge in his native country, proclaims himself an American citizen, it should be held that he is fully entitled to be treated as such, and his case be disposed oi on its merits. The arrests that have lately taken place in Irelandi of natives and adopted citizens, who have put in the requisite protest with the American consul, is calculated to revive this subject; and as we have settled scores with England on the subject of Oregon, the Northern boundary, free trade, and other questions of vast national importance, we trust that some decisive measures will be adopted, to place this vexata yuettio, upon a proper basis, and afford protection to the adopted citizen who has fled here from British oppression. If a British subject who has renounced all allegiance to the Queen of England, by becoming an American citizen, can be seized, as in 1812, in any of our ships, and hanged tor proclaiming hostility to a government he has a " holy horror of j" if our ships can be entered on the high seas, and passengers taken from them, upon the mere vague accusation of a bribed police, we feel a confidence that our government will take prompt and efficient measure to check this high handed abuse, and daring invasion of right, such as formerly was claimed by England ovei^ those who left her dominions. Political offences do not come within the jurisdiction defined by the Ashburton treaty; and in the present convulsed state of Europe, we shall have many flocking from the shores of the respective nations upon that continent, who will need the legitimate protection of the laws of nations. Something should be done on this subject, to enable us to see M where we stand," in every pantinnlor TltP pqcpc n( tlincn rooonflir nrroctnfi in Ireland are peculiar; and li our government inter* fere at all in the matter, it at once becomes a quesp tion of great delicacy in a diplomatic point of view. I It will throw our adopted population in a state of great excitement, and the question is liable to come to a very critical one. Presidential Election?Whig Calculations. ?The friends of General Taylor have taken courage within a few days, and somewhat recovered from the alarm into which they were thrown by the movements of Mr. Calhoun and his friends in South Carolina, which movements showed a dis. position on the part of the democracy of the South to unite on Cass and Butler. 1 The affair at Albany having blown over, withi out apparently doing much harm to the whigs, and ' the recent indications from Ohio being that Taylor and Fillmore have a lair prospect of carrying the vote of that State, the following may be conI sidered as the present aspect of the contest, as i viewed by the whigs. I It is believed llifit Taylor will receive the same electoral votes as were given to Mr. Cla}' iu J --105 in naraber, with the addition of the vote of New York, 36?making in all, 141?and requiring i but five votes to elect him. That he will receive the votes of Louisiana, 6, Florida, 3, and Georgia, 10, is not doubted by the whigs?saying nothing of the votes of Pennsylvania, 26, Indiana, 12, Iowa, 4. and Wisconsin-4; all of which they con- i sider Taylor and Fillmore have a chance for, equal at least to the prospects of the democrats in Ohio. Such are the whig calculations for the last day of August. Anno Domini 1848. But what do calculations amount to I Tun Yellow Fiver.?The Board of Health met yesterday, to take into consideration rhe communication from the health officer of this port, announcing that the yellow fever was on Staten Island. We give the ptoceedings in another column. , It is to be expected that any intimation of the existence, or of the supposed existence, of this dreadful disease, will create a good deal of alarm and excitement, and be the means of spreading a thousand false reports of the actual appearance of the fever in the city. Those who spread such reports ought to be frowned down at once. Alarm 1 is almost as mischievous as the disease itself. We suppoee lhat severs! cases of the fever are really on the island. We cannot believe that the health officer would announce it to be there unless he felt sure of its existence. But this need not create unnecessary alarm. It has been there hefore. We would advise every one, however, to be careful. Saii.ixg of the Cajicriv ?The British mail steamer Cambria sailed yesterday morning, short ly aft?;r 12 o'clock, for Halifax and Liverpool. She takes 54 passengers for Liverpool, and (i for Halifax. Her specie list amounts to $16,110. Among her passengers is the Hon. Arthur IV Bagby, our new minister to Kussia. Sporting Intelligence. Psion Coi im>a, L. I.?A capital exhibition of trot| ting took place yesterday afternoon over this conrae | and gave general satisfaction to the large number in ! attendance. Jenny Lind was the winner of both I purse and stake. The time made was tolerably good. The match was won by Toby. A report will be given to-morrow. A ten mile match will come off this afternoon at 8 o'clock, between Mr. Conway's Stranger and Mr Smith's Kdwin Forrest. A match of thi? character must call out a large attendance. fflsurlne Affaire. Lsi'Kcn or rut Fsamxi m.?The steamship Franklin, 2.300 tons burthen, will be launched this morning at 11 o'clock, from the yard ef Meiers Weetervelt a I Mackey. foot of Seventh street i Tin.'tian Was Sti ami r Rimac, built in this city by Brown and Bell, and which left here in Febtuary last, reached Talcahuano in June, under canrass. she touched on the way at Ilio Janeiro. She would take in coal and repair ;tt Taloahuano, aad proceed to < allao. Tin Accident cn rur. Wi:sti:rn ao.?A shocking accident took place on tlie Boston anil ! Albany; railroad, on Tuesday morning. Mr. Philip*, I ot Madison, had been to Palmer after his wite, I and had left about fifteen minutes previous to the i passage of the train, and was crossing the railroad in his wagon, about a mile irom Palmer, when the : I fralll /Minis' 11 t i lie* Uua nnt Oio.n hn lU/. ..n./inaax I : ow ing to the curve end deep cut in the road, until I an instant before the locomotive struck tlie wagon. I The w agon was broken to pieces, and Mr. Phtlipu j slid his wile killed instantly. A portion of ihe 1 head* of each w as destroyed The nun and woI mm were carried a ptrnter <>t a mile on the rowj cntclicr before the train c ould be stopped. Their 1 n nmii.e w err brought to j'almer and delivered to j the sor, whom they had left a lew minutes previ' c i'S. 'j lie wagon a top to it. and prob.ii>ly epper tlie msii oj woman di seer tied the cause ot t! ' i' dt nib. The !>e.JJ wfce bet r?tft, ??r 'lie whittle i:- Vtl) :!ecr. xrloun I lic l> Mlrncllon of (h? New York Cm Horhr-The Lowtr Partoffbe City In Cn,fcn?8s. fi About three o'tiock yetterday eftfrnoon, one ? >i the workmen engaged in the New York gas I ivoikt, having bome work to perforin upon the 1 ;as< meter, repaired to that instrument, and commenced operations, with a lighted candle in one nne hand. As soon an the cock was turned, the gas escaped, and accidentally took (ire. In an instant, the (lames burst through the skylights in the root, and ascended a distance of sixty feet in the air, and, in a moment more, the whole building wan in one sheet of (lames. lleforc the alarm was g?ven, the main pipe leading to the reservoir, which is located in Church street, was shut o(f, which precluded the possibility of an explosion. The firemen were promptly on the spot, but the element had made such progress that all hope of saving the building was at an end, and their exertions were directed to the saving of the surrounding property. There were about one hundred barrels of tar and rosin in the building, which took tire, and here the sight was awfully grand. A solid sheet of flame, fifty feet deep, rose about one hundred feet high, and so intense was the heat, that several of those who were managing the pipes of the Hose, were obliged to retreat. The rear and part of the side wall, on Hester street, burst, and came down with a tremendous crash, and the falling of the roof seemed only to feed the racing element. It was reported about this time that there was donnnr nf art .1 vnl<\at/wt un/1 mamr nf than ll n uaugcj ui ?ii I.AIIIVOIVU) auu 11 inn; "i_ ?? *-' ?* v very prudently declined risking their lives, not being aware that the gas was shut off, until Aid. Adams appeared ana said all was safe ; he had consulted the president of the company, and there was no danger to be apprehended. They then went to work with mignt and main; but by this time the fire had communicated to the office, which was fast being consumed by the raging flames. The whole place being filled with gas. or other combustible material, burned like Under, and the building was almost entirely consumed before the progress of the flames was stayed. At one time a dense smoke issued from the windows of the cellar, but the free application of water soon stopped the fire in that quarter. The books and other valuables, in the upper part of the house, which was used for the manufacturing of fixtures, were all saved, and about $5,000 in cash, was found and secured by Captain Kissner, of the 14th ward police. The house at the corner of Hester and Orange streetB, belonging to the gas company, and occuSied by Mr. John McCaffrey, foreman in the gas ouse, was partially destroyed, though he succeeded in removing all his furniture. The house No. 124 Orange street, of wood, occupied by Mr. Adrian Graff; was destroyed ; No. 120, of wood, occupied jointly by Mr. Frederick Leak, gas fitter, and Mr. John Wishart, policeman, almost entirely destroyed; No. 128, of wood, occupied jointly by Mr. John Summerfield and Mr. William Strath, was also almost entirely destroyed. The inmates succeeded in removing all the furniture. The whole of the property destroyed belonged to the gas company, and their loss is estimated at about $20,000, upon which it is said there was a trifling insurance. After the firemen had succeeded in confining the fire to that portion above specified, the Hames still rose to a great height from that quarter of the building where the tar and rosin were stored, and up to a late hour was still burning. The firemen deserve all praise for their untiring exertions, for thev never rentier! wnrkinor. exrerit xt the time above stated, until the fire was entirely subdued, or at least so far as danger might be apprehended, a space of three hours. The police arrangements, too, were admirable, about two hundred of that department being quickly at their posts and rendering efficient service. , THE NIGHT SCENE. The lower part of the city, in the evening, presented quite a singular appearance. Instead of the brilliantly lighted stores which usually adorn our principal thoroughfares, all was darkness : ] and it was curious to observe how all the usual avocations, or pleasures of our citizens, were cut j off by this sudden accident to the gas works. The street lamps were lighted, but flickered and died. In our own office, we had to resort to candles, a lot of fine blue nose potatoes supplying the places of candle-sticks, much to the inconvenience of the printers. And we perceive, too, that some of those who profess to manufacture their own gas, were left in the dark, much to the astonishment of their neighbors. Two of our theatres, (Burton's and the National,) both of which were dependent upon the gas works for their light, were obliged to suspend operations forthe night, and, insteaaofbeautiful performances and the loud clamor of applause, *11 was still and darkness ; and those hotels which were looking to the gas works to light their splendid halls, parlors, and saloons, were lighted only by the dim flame of candles, which long had since ceased to be used among them. The old saving of " when a thing is missed, it is mourned," was fully verified at every turn, and the want of the much abused gas works was felt , by every one. A dismal gloom pervaded every i quarter, where the gas had long been the light to 1 the pedestrian's pathway, and it seemed as if the j whole section of the city which was affectad by ? the calamity, was in habiliments of mourning.? Never before, since the introduction of that great ] agent of light, has the city been subject to such a scene. The calamity will doubtless be hailed , L l.. .1 u: I _i?.. ?u Willi juy uy uiuDC wuu piuwi auuui uic uiy w iwu | i their fellow men; for never before has such an ! opportunity to practice their villany been afforded j them. It would be well for the Chief of Police to i prepare for theee midnight marauders, and place a sufficient number of men on duty to frustrate j their designs. The demand tor candles, about I dark was unprecedented. A single establishment, 1 between five and seven o'clock, sold forty boxes j of sperm candles at retail; and to that department ; of trade it has proved one of the fortunate events of business life. li will probably be some tune before the works , will be again in operation, so as to supply their j customers. Important Proceedings of the Board of Health. The Yellow Fever. The Board met yesterday morning, in the chain- : ber of the Board of Aldermen, to take into con- i sidcration the alarming accounts of fever on Staten Island, to devise means to prevent contagion, i and preserve the health of the city. The following communication from Dr. Whiting i was read :? " Quarantine, STATU* ISLAND. <f i 1 August 29. IMS. \ Hit Honor the Mayor?I deem it my duty to Inform you that there exists at this place, and in the villages of Tompkiosville and Stapleton adjoining, the Quarantine grounds, a disease that has. within a day or two past, assumed the character of malignant yellow fever . certain symptoms, and a mild form of the same disease, have prevailed for a period of ten or twelve days, but not sufficiently decided to justify its designation as yellow fever, by all the physician* in and , about this neighborhood; but. within a few days, a ' number of cases have occurred, with such definitive pjiupiuuip. ? vuvmk u?mrr emaoiianeu. j The ft rut eases occurred in the quarantine grounds ' Vmong the boatmen employed in the health officers' ] barge, and those of the revenue barge, and one or two > i employed on the steamboat dock, contiguous to this | place Subsequently, the cases occurred among per- > sons living near the shore, in a district extending | ' about a mile sonth of this place, and a quarter of a I . mile in shore The number of cases, thus far, has , been about fifty; of. these, the malignant cases, numbering twelve, commenced on Wednesday, the !K)d of | 1 August, and have been occurring daily since. Six i deaths have occurred from amongst these with all the ; symptoms of the disease so derided, as to leave no i , doubt, in the minds of the medical gentlemen who | have seen them, coneerning its natnre. | My attention was first callsd to eases outside, by I ' Dr. Smith of Tompkinavllle, a gentlemen of twenty ' vears professional experience here, and consequently i 1 having much opportunity for acquaintance with yet- ] low fever. Since then, ite nature :<nd progress have | been carefully observed by Drs Wcsterrelt and Harrison. former health-officers , Drs. Vandyke. Harris ; and myself. Vesterdey, the 1 was so fully satis- , fled of the existence of actual malignant yellow fever, that I notified Drs. Morris and User, heaith-eommis- ; ; sioners. who proceeded immediately to this piaee and instituted a rigid investigation of the matter, and came decidedly to the same conclusion. j 1 For the causes of the disease, I think we must look I I to vessels from New Orleans, lying at quarantine, having had yellow fever ou board : these are the bark ' Kdgar. and ships George ilenry and Hollander: they j have been removed as far as possible from share, euf- I ficicntly to obviate the danger from them It remains with the Board of Health to determine whether any measures shad be adopted, to stahlish | non-iiitercouiee with thecitvnf \.w inrk ..r aneh other iix-hii*. n* may prevent tin* cjjnveran' c of the inlectiou to our city. Sigurd. W.KV R WIIITIN<?. After lite rending ol lir. Whiting's communication, the following resolution* were adopted Resolved. Tl at h committer be appointed to act in connection with the health mmmiarlouers, for the pur- j pore ol examining into tho origin and exigence of yellow fev?r upon Slaten Island. and the pr.ibablc section to which it i? now ronflned and that they report, without delay, to this board, a statement of the facte, together with such suggestion* a< th?y may think proper to make, in relation to the course proper ior thta lioatd to pursue, to confi ne the existence of said fever to its present locality The following named gentlemen were appointed the eahi committee ?Aldermen Iranklln. Deforest. Adams. ( orniog, and asslatant Al- ; drrman >iiller Whereas official information has been obtained by this Ik hid, that yellow fever exists on Staten Island; therefore. Re: olved. That all ferry, and other boats or veasel*. i re hereby prohibited from touching at, landing or inking up pa-aengers at either of th? docks on Staten Jala nd, known as the ,Ntaplet?n and Quarantine daoks. oi,lll otlirrwoe ordeicd. 'J lie ati;niirnc(f to thir. moininp, to roccivw lk.f l? fMl ?1 tk? VCDeinittl'f. # J * sw ^ I'WI" m . '< ? w. fiensa u u i Tticwrlcai ami Nluteal. Bowcav TucsTsr ?The tiuirek!} selected per treasure* announced lest night, for the benefit pf I m>st meritorious actor, Mr. Bellamy, as might be em reeled, attracted an audience as brilliant as it wa lumeroun, and upon no occasion hare we observed i core decided determination on the part of the per brmers, to their diversified chaiaoters, to render wor ustice to the cause they so vigorously sustained. "Th Horning if Life" is a drama full of those incident that arouse the finest of human sensibilities, and fur ititbe d full soope for the development of those rersatil powers that belong to the two Misses Denln. Th Dame Davidson" of Mrs. Uroadiey was an exqui lite representation of the character, as was als 'Kate Aloord.'' by Mrs. Walcott. la the eoinedy c "Charles the ltd." the pretensions of Bellamy, as Capt Copp. are too fully acknowledged, to require comment In every act and gesture, he w*a the faithful deiinea tor of a really most trying character. .Miss Taylo fulfilled a>l that might be expected from Mary Copp exquisite in her acting, and enchanting in her muiiu which was, in the bravura of-'the mocking-bird,' with Dunn, vociferously applauded. The difficulty o procuring a resting plsce, lu the Jensity of the rnul titude that filled every crevice of the theatre, pre eluded as from testifying to the merits of the graai burlesque opera of - Some-Ham-Ole-Bule but w< have no doubt it received, from the talents of *h<

distinguished vocalists, the approbation it merits This evening the popular tragedy of "George Barn ell" will be represented, Mr. T. 0. Smith aseumiui the charaoter, in which he will be sustained by tut talent of the company; and in addition to the othe advertised entertainments, Mr. Smith, who has reco rend from his recent indisposition, will appear a 'KnJymion," with Slgnora Ciocca, in the grand balle livertisement of "Diana and Kndymion." We oor lially congratulate the proprietor of this theatre upoi the enterprise that has rendered this establishmun independent of all extraneous light. While ail othe publio buildings were enveloped in the gloomy otoud .hat emanated from the ruins of the monopolism! [as establishment in Centre street, the Bowery au< Sroadway theatres shone resplendent with their owi manufactured requirements. A young lady, who has been some time preparing fo die stage, and who is believed to possess dramall alent of a high order, makes a first appearance a Siblo's, on Saturday evening next, in the part of Luc; tshton, in the ''Bride of Lammermoor.'' it tbe stage of this theatre, last night. Such an in nense assemblage of human beings we have never be 'ore seen within the walls of a theatre. The play wa > Richelieu," the production of 8ir Edward Lyttoi Bulwer. Mr. Forrest played the Cardinal. It isalmoi unnecessary to say that it was sustained with grea ability by this distinguished tragedian. In fact, th personation of this character alone is sufficient to toe the abilities of a great actor, and. in our opinion, Mi Forrest, last night, fully sustained his claim to the firs rank in his profession. Baradas, by Fredericks, wa weU performed, as was also the Chevalier de Mau prat, by Dyott. This gentleman seems to bt come a favorite wherever he appears, and w are glad to peroeive that intrinsic merit receives it reward Tbe Sleur de Beriaghen, by Lester, appeare to us to be overstrained. Joseph, by Vacne, was ii keeping with the good reputation he has ao<iulred a an actor. Miss F. Wallaok, as Julie de Mortemai looked and acted the character well, and wa much applauded. We must not forget Francois, Rich slieu's page, whloh was sustained by Mr. Baker in a admirable manner. In fine, the entire piece was rc ceived with the loudest acclamations, by an audienc whose feelings bad been excited by tbe truthfu touching representation of the crafty, vindictive cat dinal, always surrounded by Intrigues and oonspiri cies, but whose gigantic mind enabled him to laugh t scorn the fruitless attempts of his enemies to rob hh nf hia nnirar Thura *?n mant nAflaatrea thrniiffhm the piece, which were read with excelling judgmei and emphasis by Mr. Forrest, which drew down reiti rated cheers. Niblo'i, Actor Place.?The military opera of " I Fille du Regiment." or the child of the regiment, wi performed here last evening ; the part of Marie *?i Madame Laborde, was sustained with much power ac ability, her splendid voice and execution having el cited frequent bursts of applause. Tonio, by M Li borde, was also performed with infinite success ; tt Marchioness of Birkenfield, by Madame Paul, was alt well personated, and the opera went off with muc success, before a highly fashionable and crowde house. The benefit of Mr. T. Placide, it will be r< membered, is fixed for this evening, on which oceasio Messrs. 11. Placide, Vandenhoff, Charles, and Mr Maeder will appear. The peculiarly constructed an popular comedy of "Married Life," by Buckstom together with the laughable larce of " Loan of Lover," will be presented, eaoh with a highly talente cost, as will be seen on reference to the bills of th day. Mr. T. Placide, as a popular comedian, hi strong claims upon the numerous patrons of th highly fashionable theatre, and we bespeak for him bumper house this evening, it should, also, be born in mind that this is the last night the MeBsrs. Placid will annear together here, and those who have wii nessed their excellent capabilities and cxtraordinat comic powers, in the various characters in which th? have appeared since their engagement, will flock fo ward to bid them adieu, this evening. The house wi be crowded. The National Theatre, as also Burton's, wei closed last evening, in consequencc^of the want of ga Both houses will certainly be open this evening, as a rangcmenta have been made to supply light, even if tl gas works are unable to resume operations. For the bills, we refer to our list of amusements. Moravian Singers.? The Apollo Rooms,last evenin were fashionably attended, to hear, for the third tim the sweet melodies put forth by the Moravian vooalist but the concert room labored under a great dlsadvai tags, in consequence of the gas ^orfcs burning u during the day, which threw an unusual glooni ?T< the audience, as the room was necessarily lighted u by a few candles. However, the performers were a that could be wished for, if we judge from the applaui liven by the audience. Mile. Lovarny sang the eob long with a great deal of taste and feeling, and so di 11. Zorer, in the imitation of the French horn, accotx janied by the guitar; all the other performers wer ivell received, and deservedly, too. This evening, the live another concert, which no doubt will be well at tended, as they are a very talented company, and mu; be beard to be appreciated. Cash-ball's jocose and excellec singers will give a first rate programme this evenin; They are so popular, and their concerts are so full and fashionably attended, that it seems useless to at vise people to go and hear them, as everyone goe Should there bo any, however, who have not yet heai them, do not let them omit visiting them immediate!; c a?ti i. sultry evenings wc have no are just the ones for visiting this delightful plae Strangers in our city will find it a most msgniflcei place of resort. Booth, the tragedian, is at Buffalo. The Stguin troupe are also at Buffalo. Madame Anna Bishop has been giving concerts, wit great eclat, ia the principal cities in the Canadai. SI is now on her return to the United States, giving coi certs at Kingston. Toronto. Hamilton, tie., on her wa; Mac-ready is playing to full houses at Liverpool, an soon starts for America. Jenny I.ind has made an engagement to appear t Edinburgh, about the end of the ensuing month. Grisl. Garcia. Tamburini, and Salvi, are performin at Drury X.ane theatre. Brooke, the tragedian, is suffering under a temp raiy loss of speech. The Sable Harmonists were at Louisville on the 25t instant. C.T>. Titt and Mrs. Geo. Jones were at St. Louis 0 the 2Ud inst. The East India Malta. To nil. Editor ok the Nkw York Hrrai.d .* In your notice of the East India Mails, takefront a Hoston paper, it ntav be useful to explai that there are only two mails monthly to the Ens Indies. The letters sent, via ISeuthamptoii, on th IBth renrh th?>ir ilnaiinutmn l.u >>.,? ........ ...r.rl... conveyance as those posted on the 24th, via Mat seilie's, they being conveyed througii France, in stead of through the straits of Gibraltar to Malta making a difference of four days. The mail of th 7th is taken only as far as Bombay, and thence th letters are conveyed across the peninsula to Cal cutta, and no farther. That of the 19th, th steamer goes direct to Calcutta, lands her letter and passengers, and then proceeds to China. Th overland conveyance offrrsgreat facilities to thos wishing to transmit speedily small parcels or valti able goods; they would arpve from New Yorl from seven to eight weeks. The charge for sma parcels is according to aize, and for Freights ?t per ton; measurement bales must not exceed 10 pounds. Th# present time presents a favorable npportu nity lor American merchants giving their attentio to goods calculated for the Kast India market, sm intimately uc?iuatYtted with the business. Fror what I have seen, since my arrival in thia tountr) 1 ant led to believe that in some qualities of cotto and woollgns. the manufacturers here can produr an article, suitable for that market, lower than an lAtio|>ean producer.* I shall lie happy to turnish any of your readei w ith iiillhir Hetuil*. i?r? tlnu I am. sir, your*, Arc., CHARLLSPONTI5Z, August Uutli, 1948. ? 198 Broadway. Ni w Wisconsin .Irim iary.?The newly elci led judges of ilir Wisconsin circuit an supreme mutts', were to meet on Mondaj August 588, to draw for terms, ;-.nd to dec u cliyjf justice. It is a somewhat ternarl able fact, that four of the fU'e judges are Net Yorkers, viz: Messrs. A W. Stow, M. V tackfon. Levi Ilubbell, und Charles H. L?rrabe< Tfic fifth, Mr. Whiton, is from Connecticut, bi studied Ins piofession in New York. Attorntit Railroad Accidknt.?We learn froi the Salem Oarrtlf, that as a freight train was con ing over the mill pond bridge yesterday morninf hidden in the dense foe, it was overtaken hy u engine with a car load of iron, which had starte from Roston at a somewhat later i>eriod. Seven laborers were upon the car with the iron, and 1 the concussion that ensued, one of them, not en ployed by the company, had both bis lega broker and was otlieiwise severely injured. Ilia name i Jelly, his residence Lynn. We learn from Newport, thai the directors ofiii I'eriy Mill, in that plat*, have concluded logo o at rei'i isri latwe. POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE. The Preparatiens Tor the Prcsiileniiul Contest. Kjl.ntvcky ?The Frankfort Yeoman givea com plete returns from all the counties iu the State ol tbv vote for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, but they ure not ail official, and we therefore give only the aggregate vote :? Critteuileu 60 489 Helm 63 774 B Powell 6b,124 Martin 65,051 e ___ Critteaiieu'a nntj... 8.365 Helm's majority... 8.121 ?f The aggregate vote cast fur Governor, according to the utiove, is r.M.613, while in 1S44 it wa? 114,736, ahowing an increase this year over the voie of 11444, of 9,W77 r The inauguration of Mr.Crittenden, as Governor, , takes place on the 5th of September. Indiana.?Although the democrats have a inajof rity in the legislature elect, iliadonbtful whethet Senator liarinegan can be re-elected, as there art many of the democratic members pledged to volt I for a free soil man to represent the fetute in the 8 U. S. Senute. ? Ohio.?Moses B. Corwin is the whig candidate for Congress in the Champaign district, and his j son, John A. Corwin, is the locofoco candidate. It i is to be hoped thry will conduct the canvass fairly, r William Kennon, jr., the present representative Irom the fifteenth Congressional district of Ohio, ? haH been nominated, by the locoiocos, for re_ election ' Joseph M. Root, whig, lias been nominated foi " .1..... n j j ic'ckcuwu iu u1c virru^miiol, ui iiujuu uibiiici. r Pennsylva?ia.?The democrats of Delaware * co., hove nominated Alexander McKeever foi J Congress. The district is composed of Delaware J and Montgomery counties, and is now represented by John Freedly, whig. In 184-1, it gave Mr. Polk r 481 majority. c John Van Huron is about stumping part of the it State of Pennsylvania, in favor of the free soi y question. lie is accompanied by Mr. Wilmot. Viruinia.?A portion of the whigs of Hanover P the native county of Mr. Clay, assembled or Tuesday, the 21st August, at tne Slash church i- and, repudiating the Philadelphia nominations * unfurled their banner to the breeze, with the name: tt of Henry Clay for President, and John Minor Botti lt for Vice-President inscribed thereon. Fifty-foui ,t names are appended to the proceedings, " as citi * zens of old Hanover, and stand like pillars of gra >t nite, supporting the temple of civil liberty, anc bolstering the great cause."?Norfolk Argun. 1 John Taliaferro is announced as an independen 18 candidate for Congress in the eighth district oi Virginia, now represented by Richard T. L. Beale ~ locoloco. Mr. Taliaferro is a Whig. >a Georgia ?Hon. Alexander H. Stevens has beer d una ruinously renominated by the whigs of the 7tf a Congressional District of Georgia. Wisconsin.?A State convention, to nominal* ? a Van Buren electoral ticket, and take measurei l_ for organizing a free soil party throughout th< n State, was held at Janesville, oij Thursday, Augus ?- Z4in. e The Rock County Democrat, published at Janes h ville, Wisconsin, has hauled down the Cass Hag r" and now goes for Van Ruren and Adams. The eai !? tor savs, that the defection from Cass is so grea ^ in that region, that the party had better abandoi ,t him altogether. it A gentleman from Wisconsin informs us, tha b- the vote of the State is very doubtluj, the friendi of Cass, Taylor, and Van Ruren being, it is sup .a posed, nearly equal in strength, u Massachusetts.?Ex. Gen. Caleb Cashing wai ty to have spoken at Faneuil Hall, last night, id Maine.?John Jameson, of Cornish, has beei i. nominated as the candidate for Representative t< Congress, by the whigs of the York and Oxfori ie Congressional districts. Gideon Tucker, of Saco io was nominated district elector, h The Van Rurenites of Rangor, have nominate! Jeremiah Curtis as candidate or Congress fron JJ ihe sixth district, in opposition to the whigs am f democrats. A Letter from Uen. Cam. '> The True Democrat, published at Ann Arbor Michigan, of the 23d of August, publishes the fol ie lowing letter from General Cuss. It was furnishec LS to the Democrat by Mr. Wilson, to whom it wai 1b addressed: a Washington, February 19,1847. i? My Dear Sir?Your friend Doyle will be selected a le a lieutenant, and I am glad we can give you this proo t- of a desire to pay respect to your recommendation, y 1 am pressed to death by business, or 1 would writ iy you a longer letter. However, the newspapers glv r- you a full account of our strange proceedings. W ill have not done much got d; but they say it is darkes just before daylight, and I am inclined to think tha r# our darkest hour has past. It seems to me that goo< . is coming out of mischief. There is a more determine! r' spirit to support tne administration than I hare seei ~ heretofore. i It is now distinctly understood, and it will ba th democratic sentiment throughout the country, tha everything must give way to a vigorous prosecution o ff' the war. and that no measures must be proposed thai *> will embarrass the administration. Ri The Wilmnt Proviso will not pass the Senate. I ' would be death to the war?death to all hopes of get 'P ting an acre of territory?death to the administration !I antl death to the democratic party. It was not so in P tenu?d. It no doubt originated with prope*feelings " but things have new come to such a pass, that it 16 adoption will produce these effects. 0 It is distinctly avowed by the Southern members o d Congress that they would not vote for any measures fo ' the prosecution of the war. nor would they ratify an: e treaty, if this provision becomes a law. It will probeb'.' y go back from the Senate to the House, wh?,, j jj0p - the appropriation will pass without any proviso. * I am, with great respect, truly yours. LEWIS CASS. it R. S. Wilso;;, Ksq. y And yet Another Taylor Letter. 1- Banok Roi-oii. La., August lit 1848. g Dear Sir?I take pleasure in acknowledging the re .4 ceipt of your letter of the 22d July, eneloelng to m> v the resolutions adopted at a meeting of the whig voun men of Auburn, in these resolutions, I find terms of respect and con >w fidence towards me. as highly gratifying as they wer e- unexpected. and for which i desire to exprern my sin 11 cerest thanks to the whigs of Auburn, who have thu flatteringly responded to my nomination. To yourself, sir, i return my best acknowledgment for the kicd terms with whioh you have aocompaniei . the resolutions, and for the gratifying asnuranoe o the warm support of the whig" of your city at the co 16 ming election. *" 1 am. deer sir, with high respect and regard you T- most obedient servant, TAVLOR. d Andrew J . Stevens. Esq., Secretary Auburn Rough am Ready Club. Auburn. N. V. l'( City lntciligcnee, TheStkamf.r St. Nicholas,latelysunkatPort l.hes ig ter. has been towed to the city by tbe steamers Dun can C. Pell and Kcsciusko. She now lays at the foo 0 of Pike Slip. Maftslai i.hter.?The coroner held an inquest a h the City Hospital yesterday, on tbe body of Anthon: Sheridan, a native of Ireland. ID years of age. whi came to his death by wounds inflicted by a bayonet,ii n the bands of Dennis Gilhouley, while in an affray oi Sunday night last, at the porter bouse of Thomai Mines. 170 Avenue A. Tbe stabe were inflioted t>: Gilhouley, while in the affray : and the deceased wai carried to the hospital, where he lingered until deatl " relieved his suffering. The jury rendered a verdlc n that the deceased came to his death by wounds inflict it ed by Dennis Gilhouley, on the evening of the 27th o e August, at an affray at the house of Thomas Hlnes d No. 176 Avsnne A. As Hois at thk Book Sale.?Some of the sceaei I. uaiiy DHDIIPta 11 IDS Kint ow? mie, nuw gomg 01 nre really musing. The fact having generally becomi ^ known that, at noon every day, a magnificent lunch ii prepared for those attending the sale, the rush at thai r- time is tremendous The spacious sales room Is filled >' with men of every description, all of whom are seatec c in regular order, around the stage. The old men,ben' a with the weight of years, and scarce able to pasi r through the crowd which fills up the entrance, i . there and the young man. jnst entering upon the bu Mness scenes of life, are busily engaged in examining LJ works which are offered A man of small statnri * which stands upon the stage, with a amilc upon hb " countenance, and by his side is the consignee of th< 0 catalogne he is about disposing of. He catches up i 0 neatly bound volume, and turning the plate page t< the crowd, cries out?" Gentlemen, here is the beauti ful little work. I.allah Rookh; how much have.i for It?' n A voice from the crowd, lings ont, " twenty-flv< t cents.' The auctioneer continues, " twenty-five-five hre-tive: who takes';" ' lv. L. three; <i. B. F. three n and U. three ' Here the consignee interposes, witt '1 hat sail; the hooks are \fotth more than that al n home ' 1 indtng the work does not go very well, the p next thing offered is the Book of Common I'rayer. y ' Now. gentlemen, here is a beautiful book, Turkey binding, contain* ell the prayers, p'alms and hymns how much have 1 hid for tbaf ?" ' Ono dollar." A voioe?l,Ten." "ten. ten. one dollar, ten; who takes?" The bidder sings outjfur tin or, tire or ten. a< they may desire, and the remainder are withdrawn by the consigner About this tints the crowd begin tc li'uuoi aiuuuu ?ur uwr ivnuixi^ v? uir lUiirn room, *011 there i* a general opposition to bidding. The time foi 'a lunch harm,' now arriveii the geutleinan who ha* become hoarse with the praire ot' the miril* of the worki hi- lies been felling, put* up h n?w work, with?"Here's '' another, suit the last. before we 30 up stair*. It is a t- splendid thins; th--ttentleman'* Hand book, containiv ing dreann. Iii'kiouable songs, art of letter-writing I and many other thing* of iuft-cert. ' The business become* so dull at thietiiue t'uat the work it struck oil ,1 for a trifle the door i? thrown open, and then the ruth to the lunch room soon take* place, in this room tbereie a tableehout sixty feet Ion/. |?ilen with com forts for the inner tnan; betides which are any quanti II ty of bottle*. wlthchampa;ne, porter and soda water 1 bey (to to work in earnest, and the f >od disappear* at, fast a* it was p'aeed upon the table. The cork* begin it to fly, and now 'he greal attraction is over. They feci t're from the table, and ninny are aoou c-orafor ably ,| rncozing in their cbnira in the rale* room. \ genera! n apathy pu-rails and the bid* are light, From that lime the asle loses lis interest for the day. and little 1expected l-y t lie r alts man or consignee- until the neal '? day. Acciukmsl Di ouainn.?The eoronsr held an In qui?1 yesterday, at No. lti'J Washington *tre?-t, 011 thr ,, bc.dy t.f Kraneia l.ofto* abny (If-yeeraofagr who a--e-.b'nlally (ell into ihe liter at ot Mb-rlj itnet. *11(1 Ih f' r-> a ?*M ? ?? ? could tie obtained. In waetUeantd. \ artltst ?<ccid.?t? to lit* ab-itc teste. 1 he Pr?l(!n < j i , John I'. lful<L_V* Meet lug, ?ft . IJom-on, An'?us; 30. IS IS. A letter haii been received here from the Hon. 1 J. P. Hide, in which lie withdraws his name as a ! candidate for the Presidency. He says, ' I most sinceiely and cheerfully recommend a ! hearty, energetic, unanimous support ot \ftrtin i Van huten and C'lias p. Adams, us the most consistent course for the enlightened friends of hu^ niuii liberty to pursue." | A large whig in* eling was held here lust night, i .Resolutions were adopted, pledging the meeting to the active support of General Taylor and Millard ' Fillmore, by which a conservative ndniini*'ration would be secured. The Hon. Abbott Lawrence addressed the meeting in favor of General Taylor* ' and advocated his election on the ground of his b(* 111 If a sound and U*?niliu#? whitr 1 nrflrp nmmh?ra ?>f delegates were then appointed to alt.-ad the , State Convention. i The list was headed by the name of the Hon. II. C. "Winthrop. The meeting adjourned with c heers lor Tuylor and Fillmore. The HnriUburg Convention. PlllLAOELPH1A, Aug. 30, !>M8. The democratic convention, at Harrisb -rg, was temporarily organized at 10 o'clock. James C. ; Marshall was elected as chairman. The convention finally organized, an'! elected I James C. Marshall, President; and Smith, > Vice President. THE LATEST REPORT. | Philadelphia, Aug. 30?i)- P. M. The democratic .State convention adjouru*-d over > till eight in the morning, after four ballot : igs for 1 a candidate for Governor?the last of which stood ' lor Longstreth, 61; Bigler, 21; Black, 30; Kldreth, 3 16. The town is full of delegates and strangers. W?>?V Joranv \JkJ ***** Trenton, August SO, 1813. : The whig convention assembled to-day at 12 o'clock, and organized by the appointment of Hon. t James Parker, of Middlesex, president; and one f vice-president from each county, and a secretary > from eacli district. A series of resolutions were i reported and adopted; atter which the following 1 electors were chosen Senatorial.?John Rank, of Hunterdon ; and Isaac > V. Brown, or Burlington. j District Electors.?Joshua Brink, Charles Burroughs, Robert V. Armstrong, Calvin Howell, and j Peter J . Aokerman. Speeches were made by William Pennington, Col. Haskell, of Tennessee, and Mr. Biraard, of ' Indiana. Three cheers were given for Taylor t and Fillmore; and, at 6 o'clock, the convention l adiourned. The best feeling prevailed. t The Klectlons. 9 ARKANSAS. Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 30,18-18. The returns indicate the election of Jehnsoo, democrat, to Conoress. The democrat* hav? , elected, in 24 counties, 8 Senators, and 22 llepre3 sentatives; the whigs 3 Senators, and 12 Repre1 sentatives. Most of the counties heard from have declared in favor of Messrs Borland and Oldham, ] (or United States Senators. | (Congressional Nomination. ItoMK.^Aug. 30?8i 1'. M. The county convention at Rome, to-day, un&ni, mously nominated Orsamus B. Mattison, of Utica, : as the whig candidate for Congress, in the 20th , Congressional district. Tile Ohio Banks. i Cincinnati, Aug. 30, 1818. f The Ohio Life and Trust Company received no e bank money to-day. The Franklin and Lafayette also refused all banks. The broken refuse to take * Sandusky bills. An opinion prevails with many t that the Norwalk Bank will be resuscitated . 1 The Cumberland River. 1 Xasjivillb, Aug. 30, 1848. ? The Cumberland river, which has been quite low for some time, is now rising, and in lair boating order. Robbery. Bedford, Pa., Aug. 29, 1348. . The county treasury has been robbed of thirty thousand dollars. As rival of the NorthernerCharleston, Aug. 29?9 P. M. Tne steamship Northerner, Capt. Budd, from New York, arrived at two o'clock this morning. The Telegraphic Law Salt. Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 29 The great lightning: law suit betweeu Morse, Kendall, & Co., and Henry O'Reilly, will doubtless continue a week or ten days longer. The first two days were spent in hearing the c bill of complaints and affidavits of Morse, Keng dall, and others on the same side. H. O'Reilly's answer was heard on the third day, when the - telegraph systems wcr? examined in court, under e Mr. Barnes, and one of the inventors of the new - Columbian telegraph, used on O'Reilly's Louia* ville and Orleans line. n This is ons of the most important law suits ever j contended for in the United States. It exceeds the ,f celebrated steambent controversy, aril concerns . the public far more than it can jiossibly concern H. O'Reilly. r Morse, Kendall, and Smith contend Tor an exclusive monopoly of the principle of electric mag* netism in its application to telegraphing in tne United States. Mr. O'Reilly's counsel resist the claim, asserting * that a general principle like electro inagnitism - cannot possibly be made the subject of a patent, * even if the claimants had discovered said general principle. 1 Madison C. Johnson, one af O'Reilly's counsel, r is just appointed Attorney General ol Krnucky, but will continue with Mr- O'Reilly until the case is decided. Judge Munroc is the United States Judge in the district. MarkcUi Albas v, Aug. 30.?Receipts by canal within Che past " twenty-four hours:?Floor, 4COO barrels; wheat, 4600 bushels; eorn, 0,100 bushels;, barley, 8,100 bushels. Flour was firm; sales of 1600 barrels were mad?, chiefly ' Oswego, kc., at flS 50 a $5 58)4. Wheat was Ann, and 1 sales of 4000 bushels were mada, consisting of new Oe, neiee at 119c a lilOc. Corn?Sales of 3000a 4000 basht els were made of yellow at 62)4c. Sales of 50 b.-rrels I whiskey were made at 23)4a. There was no ohange ia ; other articles. t CitrcmwATi, Aug. 2?.?The flour market, with modei rate business, has to-day been in favor of the seller; i sales of TOO bbla. at $o 87)4. The grain market pre sents no new fenture. Sales of whisky at lfl)4e. ; New Orleans auger sells at 3J4c a 4\e. Sales of hacaa ? sides at 8c. Lard, 7c, with sales of 300 kegs, and Arm. i No change in other articles usually spoken of. > Timet aa, Aug. 29.?The receipts of flour arn l'ght* k and the aales are moderate, at previous prices. 1 here ' are large shipments going forward for the Fast. The " grain market is without change, and there arn more sellers than buyers. Provisions are without chaum. The market U well auppiied with jjrooeriee, and Hm stock of coffee on hand U large. There is now 4 feet > of water la the channel. i t Naval ItclUgencc. The U. S. shipiof war Portsmouth, Capl. Ann' strong, sailed Irom Boston on Tuesday tor the i Cai* de Vcrd Islands. The following is a list of her officers < omm under. Was. M. trmstrong, First Lieutenant | Henry Dorcantel. Second l.ieut. B. M. Dove, Third Lieut. John H Sherburne, Fourth Lieut. ilowell, Surgeon. John L. Fox; Ass't do, W. I). Harrison; [ Purser. John O. Bradford ; Act'g Master, Ueo M. ; Passed Mid-hipmt-n. A. A. Seuimo". t?*o. W. ' 1 "ling, ( ha*. Oray. VV. H. Wester, W. P. U.ioaner; Actinc Midshipman, John K. Johnston ; i>o*t? rain. Amos ( oUon ; Uuuner Wra. Craig ; Carpenter. Ala J Poinsett; sailmak-r. Charlea T. Frost. i IIeni'For. Canaiia.?A lotol 20 tons prim dewr rotted hemp was shipjwd yesterday fro.n tins city, i byway of the Illinois river, canal, and lakes to i (Quebec, Canada. Several lots have heretofore gone to Toronto, and other points in ilie ILitish provinces. ?V ? man noiceo .mom to.) k\;s ol % hud yoini; on hoard i sUamarior Pittsburg*, and [ destined for the New York nntrke'. Th-- old channels ot trade me nearly lost sight of, i i the > many new and moie profitable ones springing up I daily.?St. I.ovtK Kr/niltliam, Aiir. 2.$. [ IIon. Geoiiok W. I.ay, of Hatavia, N. V., who 1 whs formerly Charge ifes Aflaires to -to .miilm, and a member ot Congress, died whim on h visit ; to Avon Springs recently, of paralysis. ' CnxmcirATiov 11 llosiox.?Tin*' 'i of t'.ie i Mi Florence sin el, was to i> e<. tod t n Tuesdays b> the J; ?ht liov. Jk ! , .i^ tjarn.

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