Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 11, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 11, 1848 Page 1
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1 'I' II Mm ~~~ NO. 5213. MOST NUmil FIRE IX BROOKLYN. THREE HUNDRED HOUSES AND THREE CHURCHES DESTROYED. XAAAAAJUfi VAUamiXI. IMMENSE DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. LOSS OF LIFE. INCIDENTS. &C. 6iC. die. li is our painful duty to record a disastrous conflagration in our sister city of Brooklyn, which destroyed nearly three hundred buildings, including three churches, and immense quantities ot goods, wares, merchandise, and household furni ture, amounting in value from one million to one million and a half of dollars. On Saturday night, about half-past eleven o'clock, the fire bells were rung, and the alarm given that a fire had broken out. On proceeding to the point indicated by the signal, the firemen discovered the upholstery and b?dding establishment owned by Mr. George Drew, situated at No. 122 Fulton street, in flames. As it was u wooden building, and as rain has not fallen for some time past, it was but a short time before it was evident that all attempts to save it were useless. Efforts were then directed to save the adjoining houses> but the supply of water being deficient, they were in vain, and the flames, as we stated in yesterday's Herald, progressed with fearful rapidity, indicating an extensive conllagration. In a short time all the houses between Xus. 122 and 172 were enveloped in fire, as well us many in the rear, on Henry street. The flumes then took a course- along Henry, destroying the whole block between Cranberry and Orange streets. They then pre greased to Pineapple, at the corner ot which and Fulton street, was situated the First Univeisalist Church, a large and very fine brick edifice, which, together with a splendid organ, fur niture, Arc., was completely destroyed. They then crossed Fulton street to Concord, destroying the block bounded by those two streets and Liberty and Nassau, and a portion of the next block bounded by Liberty, Concord, Washington, and Nassau streets. Whilst the flames were raging on Concord street, it was deemed advisable by the Mayor and public authorities to blow up one or two Iiouscb, with the view of preventing the extension of the conflagration down that avenue; and Captain Sands, of the -United States Navy Yard, was solicited to supervise the work, which he did, and a quantity of powder was deposited in them and ignited. The demolition of these buildings was not as perfect as was desired; but sufficiently so to check the r.C flu. n.l.M. ?- I..J C * I I 5'VOO \>* wiv uaiiiv. p, TIIIV11 lAllllUlU UU Ictimri III that direction. While these movements were going on, however, several other houses on the block bounded by Fulton, Nassau, Washington, and High streets, were burning, and in a short time, owing to the prevalance of a strong wind, the whole block was reduced to ruins, as well as the greater portion of" the adjoining block. In addition to the destruction of the Universalist Church, which we have already mentioned, two more edifices of the same kind were reduced to ruins, viz: the First Methodist Episcopal Church, situated on Sands street, near Fulton, and the firs Baptist Church, on the corner of Nassau and Li berty streets. The Post Office was also destroyed and, as is reported, a portion of the mails. The new Savings Bank, on the corner of Fulton and Concord streets, on the east side, was in imminent 'danger, and every exertion that human aid could render was made to save it, and happily with success. It is a chaste and classic building, constructed of red sand stone, and is quite an ornament to the part of the city in which it stands. The amount of property destroyed by this disastrous conflagration iB estimated at various sumsThe nearest we could reach, by a comparison of U the estimates, is nine hundred thousand dollarsThe number of buildings destroyed varies from two hundred and fifty to three hundred, and the families that have been thus suddenly deprived of shelter, wll number two hundred. Allowing three to each family, ib. MMokan a# navanns ronilarad hnilinluM in ABA night by the destructive element, makes six hundredThe tree over which the fire extended is, as was stated In yesterday's Herald, about ten acres. By some it is net down at twelve, and others even go so high as fifteen; but we think that ten would cover it all.? Many of the buildings destroyed were of the finest description, being five and six stories in height, and ereoted within the last two years with all the modern improvements. When the flames got beyond the power of the fire department in Brooklyn, a requisition was made, on the firemen of New York, and, with their accustomed promptitude, a number of our engines crossed; over: but the deficiency of water was a serious impediment to their exertions. With great trouble they managed to throw several streams ?n the burning edifices, which they prooured from the east river, by forming a continuous line of engines nnd hose; but it took as many as four engines to each atream, and the flames having made so muoh headway, it was impossible to subdue them When they found their efforts unavailing to extinguish the fires, they exerted themselves to prevent Its spreading, by removing combustible materials from the reach of ths flame*, and pulling down wooden house* We hare the authority f t Mayor Stryker for saying, that were It not fhr the New York firemen, the conflagration would bare been much more extensive than It we*. When they hail done this. they assisted in the removal of household furniture, a great quantity of which, embracing all the wordly property of the wners. was saved by them. The Brooklyn flremen. too, are deserving of the greatest credit. They la bored with hearty good will to extinguish the flames and, '."'hen the cistern* in the neighbourhood were exhausted, they turned their attention to the saving fproperty. A* usual, the thieving fraternity were on the spot in great numbers. Enough of them to flit the Brooklyn Jail were captured In the act of stealing and many others, for whom there was no room, were taken to New York, where they were safely looked np in the Tombs, to answer for their olfsnee. The City Ouard, the Union Blues, and the Colnm bian Rifles, three volunteer military companies o Brooklyn, were on duty all night as guardians of the property of the sufferers. By their fidelity to their selfimposed duty, many of the sufferers are indebted for the safe removal and protection of their property. The armories of the Pearson Guards and Light Guard* were destroyed ; but, ws are happy to say, that the musket* and accoutrements were saved. The spectacle is represented as awfully magnificent at one o'clock on Sunday morning. Terseo* who stood at the junotlon of Kulton and Maine streets, and looked towards the south, say that it was one of the most sublims, and, at the same time, melancholy nights they ever saw. The wind blow hard, and the flames shot up into the sky a great height, and were aasAenaenUi eeelbK a wtsxlmse almUar trt wlkA.lL ifl haaad from a blunt furnace In the most distant part* of the city, people could doe distinctly ordinary slsad print. Npark* of a large atze, and plecee of burning wood, were carried over all parte of the city by the wind, and deposited on ahlngle-roofed houses. causing Seat momentary fear and anxiety that other parte of 0 city would be destroyed likewise. Happily, no ueh catastrophe occurred, owing to th? exertions of the ooeupante. who aseended the roofs of their dwellings and extinguished the sparks as rapidly ai they alighted. The loss of life in not no great an it was repreprated yesterday morning. Several persons adult> and four or five children, who were missing, were discovered, much to the gratification of their rela. lives and friends; but one fireman belonging to this city was killed in consequence of the engine to which he waa attached running over him, an' another fell or alipped from one of the ferry boats, and was drowned. The appearance of the city this morning, in the k neighborhood of the conflagration, would melt 'he heart of any one. The churches and churoh yards were filled with furniture, embracing every I E NE ' MOR household ntticle, Irom a teapot to a sofa?from a child's chair to a massive bureau. The streets | were covered with broken glass, legs of chairs ' and tables, fragments of alabaster Washingtons, CIhjs, Franklins, and Taylors; areas were choked I with carpets, mattresses, feather beds, and crockery. The sufferers were searching the more fortunate parts of the city for apartments to which to remove their families, and such portions of their goods as escaped destruction. Carmen were busy loading and taking away goods from every corner; parents were looking for their children, and children for their parents; firemen, weak and exhausted from over labor, were wending their way homewards; drunken rowdies and thieves were brawling and blaspheming; in short, such a scrne as was presented in unioriun&te urookiyn yesterday morning, was not presented since the memorable great fire in New York. The Details of the Klre. FULTON STREET. No. 06. by Mr. A. M. Bennett, as a gentlemen's furnishing store, destroyed, together with the greater part of his (took. No OH, by Mr. 8. W. Peck, ae a hat store, destroyed, together with a p< rtion ot his stook. No. 100, by T. O. Ik R. A. Quimby, seg&r* ; Mary O. Ralph, caps. No lfc2. a millinery store, by Mrs. Sturell, destroyed, together with her stock. No. 104, Powel it Vining, store dealers, destroyed, with stock. No. 10B, by Charles E. Smith, as umbrella store, destroyed. with stock. No. 107. by Messrs. Hall A Hughes, dry goods merchants, destroyed, together with a large portion of their stock, which was very heavy. No. 108, by O. Van Every, stoves ; E. Marks, paper hanger; and F. Waller, gold beater. No. 110. by Thomas O'Brien, as a clothing store, destroyed, with stock. No. 112, by W. F. Finch, as a clothing store, destroyed. No. 114, by Mr. William H. Peck, as a hat store, de stroyed, with the larger part of his stock ; partially Insured. No. 115, by Mr. B. Booxe, as a segar store,^destroyed. No. 116 This building was occupied on the lower flooer by Mr. David Wendell, as a boot store, and Mr. Jeremiah Mendell. as a paint stere. The whole of this store was destroyed, and the furniture of one of them, who oc cupied the upper part of the house. No. 117, unknown No 118, by William Bailey, as a drug stare, and Story & Sbaw, as a grocery store. No. 119. The first floor of this building was oooapied by Mr. William Bailey, as a drug and medicine store, whose whole stook was destroyed. The upper floor was occupied by J Clark, tailor. No. 120. br John Riley, as a china store, and Wm. WainTight, boot store. No. 121, by Mr. Arnold, grooery, and J. Clark, tailor, destroyed. No. 122. This is the building in which the fire originated. It was built of urood. and burned with great rapidity. It was ocoupied by Mr. Oeorge Drew, as an upholstery store, whose whole stock was entirely destroyed No. 123, by Mr S. Kidder, as a looking glass store, destroyed, with all his stock. No. 124, a small wooden house, occupied by Mr. Riley, as a crookery store, destroyed, together with his stock. No. 125, by Mrs. E. Hall, cupper and leeeher, destroyed, with all her furniture. No. 120, unknown. No. 127, by Mr. E. W. Casstday, as a grocery store, destroyed, with nearly all his stock. No. 128, by C. A. Volakman, as a bakery, destroyed. No. 129, by Mr. Ansel Titus, as a china-ware store, destroyed, with all the stock. No. 130, by J. W. Burtis, dry goods, and A. to W. Chappei. window shades, destroyed. No 131. by James Jordan, barber, destroyed. No. 13S, by Mr. II. Moodyi as a boot store, destroyed, with all his stock. No. 133. unknown. No. 134. by Mr John Sullivan, as a segar store, destroyed. with all bin stock. No. 136, by Mr. C. C. Smith, as a grocery store, destroyed, with all his stock. No. 136, by Mr. William T. Barber, bookbinder, destroyed. with alibis stook ;'and J. Bunce, Verandah Hotel. No. 187. by R. MoBrlce, as a tea store, destroyed. No. 188, by Mr. W. H. Franklin, destroyed ; upper story, by J. H. Smith, lawyer. No. 130, the lower part of this building was occupied by Mr. John Sullivan, as a segar store ; and the -upper part by Messrs. Ballard h Bigelow, furriers, destroyed. with all the contents. No. 140, by J. and F. N. Remy, as a grocery store, destroyed. No. 141. by Mr. Robert Mumby, as a baker and confectionary ; be had a very large stook of flour on band, all of which was destroyed ; damage. $4,000, and fully insured No. 142. unknown. No. 143, by C. G. Snow, jeweller ; J. G. Reed, sliver plater, destroyed. No. 144, Mr. William A. Clan, as a hardware store, destroyed. b m t ^ no. 1*0. h uuu p euowir nail ; oj jood j. asset. ptuierer ; and Miss TmmI, milliner. No. 140. unknown. No. 147, the post-ofllce. No. 148, by Stewart fc Co., as a carpet store, destroyed, with stoek. No. 140, by E. Luvirtras, as a dry goods store, destroyed. with stock. No. 150, by E. Lewis, Jr., as a dry goods store, destroyed, with principal part of stock. No. 161, by J. J. Adams, as a dry goods store, destroyed, with the'greater portion of bis stock ; a large portion of that saved from the building was stolen, after it bad been placed in the street. No. 182, the lower part of this building was ocoupied by Mr. Anthony Nevlns, as a book store, whose whole stock was destroyed ; it was insured in the office of the Mutual Insurance Co. ; the upper floors were occupied as lawyers' offices, all the occupants of whloh lost all their books and papers. No. 168, by Mr. J. W. Brown, book and Job printer, destroyed, with all his materials. No. 164, unknown. No. 156, by T. M. Bunoe,grocer, and John O. Brown, painter, destroyed; with stock and furniture. No. 166, by H. I. Hughes, as a dry goods store; and several families, whose furniture was all destroyed. No. 167, bv John Maxwell, as a straw bat store, destroyed, with stock. No. 168, by Miebael Mevin. as a book store, destroyed, with stock. No. 169, by C. K Scudder, as a stove store; and Thomas Creswell, tailor, destroyed. No. 160, unknown. No. 162, unknown. No. 168, by N. A. Paison, as a coffin store; and Mrs. A. Oaks, luperintendent of lost children, destroyed. No. 164, unknown. No. 166, by John Rundell, as a gold pen factory, destroyed No. 166, by Harrison k Smith, as a book store, destroyed. No 167. by John A. Hellenbake, as a shoe store. No. 168. by Joseph Lookett, as a a pork store, destroyed. No. 169. by Mary Powell, as a fancy store; and George Wood, as a dental offloe, destroyed. rso. 170, Dy Jonn r. itotmaon, as a snoe store, ueatroyed. No 171, by J. D. Chase, jeweller; and Otto Cottar, physician, destroyed. No 172, by Sarah Bradbrook, as a ribbon store, destroyed. No. 173. by A. A. Garrison, and J. F. Morse, physicians, destroyed. No. 174, by Davenport k Co., as a carpet store, deI stroyed No 173. by Oeorge Wright, as a lamp and oil store, : destroyed. These two stores were in the basement story of the rnlverralist church, which was also destroyed. The fine block of new stores, four stories high, between Orange and I'lne Apple streets, sixteen in number. seven of which were unfinished, belonged to Mr. William H. Carey, of this city, and were supposed to be worth about $126 000, upon which It is said there was an insurance of $70,000. HKNR7 8TRKKT. The corner of Henry and Falton streets forms the first part of the burned district, upon reaching which, a scene truly heart-rending presents Itself. The im! mense extent of the fatal casualty is here taken in at a glance?the rot?/> d'ail at once unfolding a picture of desolation, and utter destruction to property, which can scarcely be conceived. Net a vestige of any building, reaching from this corner as far as Crnnberry. remains standing?nothing, save some eight stacks of brick ehlmneys, whioh, rearing aloft, present melancholy objects of attraction in the desert that surrounds them. The liberty pole, at the earner of Mlddagh and He nry. Is completely charred at the side facing Fulton street ; while the part facing mwnrnn wtw i or* rfmMri unioncneu. im? in nwim to the petition of thi fl'o during the time it continued burning. Along Henry atreet. at far as Cranberry street, and an immense distance np thi* street property, censlsting "f rarlrus articiee of household furniture and shop goods. it all ctrewed on the aide, i Tne following lioutes, atorea, Ice., in Henry atreet, bare been completely deatroyed, aa far aa we hare bee>.i able to atcertain. No. IS. Peek'a hat atora. No. 16. Kennya. tinman shop. No 17 Itaac l.oper, merchant; lnaured for JHOOO. No. IB, Mr Moore merchant; Interred for $1,200. No. 81. K. T. (lender. No ?3 new building unoccupied No 26, ahoe atore; three famlltea In earn* premise* Several bouaee hare been deatroyed along tbla Mock, aa far aa Cranberry at., Including premlaea rented by John F Ateer, clerk. ltobert Young, ronton. John Danell. olgar atore (Jeorge Abrahama, coroner. UeorgeCoilina, merchant. New York. Clement Daeteon. laaao C. l.oper. oommiaalon merchant; New York. | J Toland, baker. H Connor, tailor. W YC NING EDITION.?MOf W Bonner,painter. K. F. Gender, fruiterer. Syman Bee be, fisherman. Charles Caddington, merchant, New York. Carll and Tamer, livery stables. Richard Coombs, butcher. 1M1DIIAQH STREET. The boot and shoo store, corner of Henry and this street, belonging to G. Roberta was burned down. This entire street, at either aide from Henry to Fulton street, ia completely burned down. The stores of Roberts, boot maker, Mrs. Watson, J.C. Calhoun, R. J. Lucky, tailor, Elisa M. McLawry, dress maker, F. W. Wagner, tailor, D. W. Smith, painter, 8. D. Frasier, sash and blind maker J H. Furmau. carpenter, E. Lyman, Mary Loving, milliner, J. Skinner, jeweller, E. Skinner, tinamlth, Mrs. Williams, boarding, D W Smith, painter, Mr. Brown, Dentist, with several Private iamiliea, were completely burnt out. CRANBERRY STREET. The houses in this street, between Henry and Fulton streets, were all entirely destroyed. The northeast oorner of Henry and Cranberry streets, occupied by Elijah Wilson, as a porter house and oyster saloon, was burnt down, and so were the following stores and dwellings No. 06, ocoupled by Nicholas Inyard. No. 07, occupied by George Slaughter, as a ladies' straw hat factory. Next door, the oftlce of the superintendent of the poor, formerly the post office. The corner of Fulton and Cranberry streets, a large drug store, occupied by George Wilson. The opposite corner fu the hardware store of Wm. N. Clem, and above, the building was oocupied by lawyers' offices. Sec.; abo, rooms occupied by the Odd Fellows. No. 96 Cranberry street was ocoupied by Wm. Lowns, as a tin store. No. 94, a tailor's store, kept by Joseph Browne; on the corner of Henry and Cranberry streets, the cabinet furniture store, kept by John J. Werner. The property above mentioned, located in Cranberry street, Is owned by Mr. Samuel H. Mosier, and George Hall?all of which, we understand, is oovered by insranoe. ORANGE STREET. Here the fire raged most intensely, and several were burned out. Among them were Kent, butcher, H. Mc Guire, bootmaker, K. Paine, jeweller, O. Nash, engineer, T. Kineads, shoemaker, Mr. Spooner, proprietor of the Long Island Star, W. Mc Givney. carman, together with seveaal others who occupied the upper part of these premises. SANDS STREET. There were six houses oathis street whioh were destroyed, exclusive of the Methodist church, and leoture rooms attached. They were principally private houses. The ohuroh property is supposed to have been worth $20,000, upon whloh there was an insuranoe in the Brooklyn and Long Island Insurance Companies for $10,000. HIGH STREET. No. 14,by John Bouftlin, aa a shoe store; destroyed. No. 15, by B. St. John, realdenoe; deatroyed. No. 10, by James C. Baker, aa an ioe-oreamery. No. 17, by 8usan Mater, realdenoe; deatroyed. No. 18, by Joseph Noser, realdenoe; destroyed. No. 10, by lier. Dr. A. Bangs, realdenoe; deatroyed. No. 20, by John Contly, as a carpenter ahop; deatroyed. No. 21, unknown. No. 22, by Henry M. Johnson, and several other families; destroyed. No. 23, unknown. No. 24, by W. Brown, cabinet maker, and Archibald M'Brlar, architect; deatroyed. NASSAU STREET. No. 9, by J. J. Myers, locksmith; and A. Berne, a* a bakery, deatroyed. No. 10, by Asa Cookburn, reaidenoe, destroyed. No. 11, by Thomas W. Bell, ivory turner, destroyed; and Henry Weed. No. 12, unknown. No 13, unknown. No. 14, unknown. No. 15, by Victor Vain, hat preaser. No. 16. unknown. No. 17, by J. Baiiley, aa a coffin store, deatroyed. Noa. 18.19 and 21, unknown No. 21, by Mary Ooodfellow and George Sohnell. destroyed. Nos 23 and 24, unknown. No. 25, by James K. Lent, sail maker, deatroyed. No. 20, by Daniel Griffin, as a grooery store, destroyed. No. 27, unknown. No. 28, by H. A. Lees.|edltor of the Brooklyn Adrertiter; deatroyed. The First Baptist church, at the corner of Liberty street, was destroyed. It is reported to have been insured in Philadelphia for $13,000, and in this oity and Brooklyn; but to what amount,, or in what offices, was not ascertained. LIBERTY STREET. All the houses In this street, between Nassau and Concord streets, were destroyed. CONCORD STRKF.T. There were seventeen houses on this street destroyed, taking the whole north side from Fulton tOjWashingtun, and were generally occupied as dwellings. WASHINGTON STREET. There were nine fine two and three story dwelling houses destroyed on this street; but it was impossible, in the confusion, to And out by whom they were occupied. The numbers were as follows : 160,162,16S, 100,102,164,160, 168, and 170, and several houses en the east side of the street were very much charred. Incidents, <*?., of the Fire. Captain 8ands, of the navy, was at the scene of the conflagration early in the commencement of the Are, with a force of men from the flag ship North Carolina, who labored assiduously in supplying the engineers with powder to blow up various buildings,which tended mainly to the arrest of the tremendous foroe and power of the all-devouring flame of Are, which it seemed impossible to subdue with the small quantity of water obtainable. Brevet Captain Shuttleworth, of the marine corps, was likewise in attendance during the night, with a guard of marines, ready to take charge of any property of the citisens which he might be called upon to protect from the prowling gangs of midnight robbers, who were there in numerioal foroe almost unprecedented. Mr. Edward Croley, residing at No. 102 Washington street, of this oity, accompanied engine No. 20 across the ferry, with a view to lend his aid in endeavoring to extinguish the raging element, but had not proceeded more than two hundred yards on Fulton (treat, when he accidentally fell, and the 11 uolu of the engine pawing over his neck, killed htm instantly. He wai brought to his residenoe, and the coroner summoned, whoneld an inquest yesterday, and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the faots, as above stated. On the same boat in which Mr. Croley crossed, there was an immense crowd, and they pressed so much forward that it was (with difficulty the boat oould%et along, and when they had approaohed near the bridge, one man, whose name was not ascertained, in attempting to jum,; asbore. fell into the dock. After considerable difficulty he was rescued, unhurt. We have the following letter from the firemen of this city, which we publish, expressive of their thanks to one of the ladies of Brooklyn, who provided them with refreshments while the lire was raging : "Ms Editor :? " We cannot allow the kindness and generosity reoeived yesterday the Brooklyn Are, at the hands of Mrs. Murray, of 106 and 107 Pineapple street, tc pass without a word of commeut Notwithstanding the Imminent danger of her house, she prepared a most bountiful collation for about 100 Bremen, which was most thankfully partaken of. Deeply did we regret that the devouring element necessitated the removal cf her furniture, and the warmest wishes for her suoeess are closely entwined around the ardent feelings of MAN V FIREMEN." The Bremen of New York are a generous set of men, ana no aimcuuy n too great ior inem to surmount, when the property of their fellow men Is endangered by the devouring element. That the people of Brooklyn are grateful for the aid they rendered on tble occasion, there Is Dot a doubt; for it was yesterday remarked. that hafi it not been for the prompt aid rendered by them, ono half of that beautiful city would now have been in ashes. They were led by the Chief Kngineer of the department, and the following were the oompanles in attendance with their machines: Kngine Companiet.?2,8,14, 20, 21. iW, 84. 38, 42, 44 Hose I'ompaniee ?1, 8, 18, 14, lo, 10, 18, 22.28, 30. The smaller engine and hose oompanies formed a line to the river, while the larger ones received and played the water upon the Are. At this Are the thieves of New York and Brooklyn went in for the chances with a perfect rush, which they oould do at a large Are like the above with impunity, as the small police force was totally Inadequate for the protection of property. New York, formerly, was in the like difficulty; but sinoe the establishment of tbe new police system, the arrangement has been so complete under the direction of Mr. Matsell. the chief, that it is almost impossible for a thief to steal the most tiiAing article. As we before mentioned, for the want of a proper and sufficient number of police. they helped themselves to all that came to hand While many of the oltisena and Bremen would employ themselves foolishly in chopping down marble mantel pieces, which were thrown into the streets, and breakIns with the fall, were of course of no service ? older* would out off door kuobo and *ueh like article*: while the thief waa buaily engage,I in rifllag the bureau drawer* an?l trunk*, carrying off the ralua bleaa* thataa poealble Atthejallla Brooklyn yeeterday morning bad locked up one hundmd and twenty eeeen thieeea, all caught at the fire, carrying off property which they bad atolen. Among thl* liat of thieving raaoal*. waa a man calling hlmeelf William Ogden, but whom the maglaf rate* took, from hi* appearance ,?nd manner, to be Mo?t, ",thi Individual r?p*w?euted by IRK I fDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, | Mr. Chanfraii. at the National Theatre. This man lonaea me cnirioitr a* wen a* ?ir. i nanrrau i ne officer aaid be found him with a bundle under hi* arm, and on it* being examined, it was found to oontain two plated candlestick* and a metal lamp. Juatioo ' Garrison asked tbe prisoner how he name by the pro- I perty. " Well,*' salu he. (straightening himself up as if he was going to tell " Sykesy" to take the "but,") ' 1 tuck 'em cause I thought they'd be burnt. I'm no thief, by J " " Well,' Mose.' said the magistrate, " I must hold you for the present, at the suspicion appears to be rather strong against you The police of the Tth ward of this city, and the polioe of the 2nd ward, placed themselves at the Catharine street and Fulton atreet ferries during the raging of tbe fire in Brooklyn, in order to oatch the thieves as they came over the ferry with their plunder Nor were they mistaken, for ten of the rascals were caught at tbe Fulton Ferry , and fifteen at the Catharine Ferry, 't all of whom were loaded with property which they had stolen at the fire, consisting of handsome shawls, j pieces of linen, and divers other articles, enough alto8ether to furnish a good country store. Justices Lo- : hrop and Osborne committed them to prison to await : a requisition from Justices Price and Garrison, of i Brooklyn. During the fire a segar store, situated in Fultonstreet. was broken into by a number of thieves and rowdies, who made a hurried division of tbe segars amongst them, remarking that it wan better lor them to smoke them up than to hare the fire destroy them orgetting, altogether, that the oirner had yet a claim. | Another Klie In Albany. [From the Albany Atlas, September O.J About 2 o'clock thia morning, a Are brake out in the splendid block of buildings. Nos. 480 and 4K2 Broad- j way. a door or two north of the Mansion House, be- i longing to the estate of Samuel Klsk, F.sq.,and occupied ! by Muiford fv Wendell, jewelers ; H. w. Freeman, I tailor; Samuel Stereos, law office ; Mr. Delanoey, and i the DAguerrean rooms of Mr. I). Gavitt It was a long time before assistance from the firemen was received, and being in the dead of night, much of the property in the buildings was lost. By the exertions of the firemen, and the heavy side walls, the fire was prevented from spreading, and another terrible conflagration taking place. As it is. however, the loss of property is considerable. We give the following losses, as far as ascertained Wm. Frothlngham. $600 in furs ; Loyd & McMioken, $1,800, insured $1,000 in City Fire Insurance Ce.; Mr. Delanoey, $300 in books, insured $250 in Fireman's Insurance Co ; Mr. Van Dyck, furniture stored, policy in Firemen's Insurance Co. $650. The building, we hear, was fully insured in the Mutual Safety Insuranoe Co., N. Y. Nothing definite has yet been heard as to the origin of the fire, except it is the rumor of its igniting in the fourth story, used as a tailor's work shop. Our French Correspondence. rim, August H, 1949. Tremendous Disclosures?Unutterable Iniquity?Red Republicanism?Jl Government by a Dictator?Con. slant Alarms?The Great Debate?Causes of the Great Insurrection?The Franco^ftnglo Mediation? Affairs of Italy and Germany. We lire with unwonted rapidity; the events of years are compressed into weeks. The present week has been signalised by oiroumstanoes which have shaken society to its very fon ndations. The mass of documents and " parole" eridenoe collected by the committee of the Assembly obarged with the investigation of the events which led to the insurrections of the 16th of May and 23d of June, have been published in three quarto volumes, and have literally engrossed the attention of the press and the publio, not In Paris alene, hut in all Franoe, and not in all France alone, but throughout all Europe. What a marvellous comment do these volumes supply upon the history of the last six months! What wondrous disclosures .' Never was the adage, that'* Truth is sometimes more incredible than (lotion," praoti ally verified in so conspicuous a manner. j No romanoer would have dared to have interwoven. in the productions of his imagination, the events of which Paris has been the theatre slnoe last February. It is now evident that the great revolution which has taken place was tne work of a few individuals, assembled in two or three offices of journals having small circulation and Iocs influence. Happily for Franoe. sane individuals, Ilka M. M Marie and Lamartine. were admitted to the first nrovislonal irornrn. ment. To this. mainly, we are 1 - (febted for the salration of Franoe from a red republic. A red republic j Do you know what this means ? It means everything j the reverse of the American Hepublic ; it is the off- , spring of acts and of men who would reileot a) much disgrace upon the country and humanity, as the aots , and the war of the United States under Washington, , reflected credit on the transatlantic republic. It has | now come out that Louis Blanc demanded in the out- , set a red republic and a reign of terror. His friend t Barbes demanded the restoration of the guillotine, , and another friend and member of the National As- j sembly declared, that five hundred heads of tho nine j hundred constituting that body must fall. ( This Is the lied Kepublio. Happily for you at the other side of the Atlantic, suoh a spirit is so foreign j to your Anglo-Saxon natures, that yen will And it dlfll- , cult either to conceive or to credit It Head, however. ] some of the depositions which you will find translated | and printed in the English journals. Head the deposition of M Arago, member of the late provisional government, M. Trouve Chauvel, Prefect of Police, M. Chenu, a MotUagnarJ, and others Head the documents found at Sobrier'a house, and the propositions brought by Barbes before the Assembly in the enruta of the 16th May, and you will see In what a situation France has been. Nor have we yet emerged from it. We are now living under a military diotator, a moderate and forbearing one, it is true, but still a diotator. By the mare breath of bis nostrils our lives and properties may be swept away at any m< ment. Vester day, be issued a decree, which at once extinguished four journals. I do not say that they ought not to have been suppressed, but the power would have equally existed, even though it were injustly exercised. Insurgent prisoners are sent by bands of 600 at a time, bound together with ropes, out of their country; they are seat without any legal formalities or trial, by tbe exercise of the same power. Military oommissioae, or oourts martial, as you would call them, are now sitting. six or eight daily, and pronouncing sentences to the trailers for life on other insurgents, convicted *> - cording to their fashion, and we shall doubtless, bye , and bye, hear of military executions. Now all this must be understood as not imputing any real injustice on the part of Cavaignao, the mill- 1 tary dictator. The murder of Gen. Brea can create ( no sympathy ; but. nevertheless, suoh is our condition that we are compelled, te save society from entire and 1 utter des truest on, to submit to a normal, illegal, and 1 exeeptional power, from the sway of wbioh we have no ( Immediate prospect of releate. The alternative for society lies between a military diotator on the one hand, and anarohy, pillage, and general massaore on the other. We have 50 or 00,000 troops ia and about Paris ; we have camps in every quarter; the barracks are crowded ; every available public building Is converted into a fort; embankments are thrown np around the National Assembly ; cannon are planted there. Scaroely a day passes that, upon an alarm, the troops are not called out. On Saturday last, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon' the Assembly waa suddenly Invested with troops, al1 J approaohes to it being stopped : eannon were levelled from its vestibule and pfoqueta of dragoons paraded its environs. This state of things continued for several hours. The cause was an apprehended popular movement The wives and ohildren of the insurgent prisoners were, it Is said, to go in a body to the Assembly, to petitioa for their pardon and release ; bat, behind the women, it was expected that a body of men would make their appearance, and precautions were accordingly taken. Another alarm was raised yesterday. The probable outbreak which was then expected, had induced the authorities to take measures of security. In the camps, at Vlncennes, in all the barracks, the infantry, cavalry, artillsry. and Garde Mobile, were consigned. In Paris, all the posts were don bled, and the mostsevere discipline prescribed. The hotel of Gen.Cavnignac and all the ministries were well guarded. The guardians of Paris and the Inspectors of polioe were in attendance at all the i corners of the streets. The National Assembly was guarded by the 12th and 24th of the line, the oth legion and the artillery, with matohes lighted. A great many workmen were actively employed In constructing on the (gual d'Orsay the wall of defence of the garden of the Presidency, and in the wood yard were all the implements necessary to unpave the streets and construct barricades about the Assembly at a moment's notice A strong redoubt was ooastructed to tbe east of the garden, commanding the Pent <le la Concorde The gate at the garden of the Tullertes was strongly g arded. All the morning numerous r?i sent traversed the Faubourg St. Germain, with ammunition, for divers points. I n the barracks of the qusi d'Orsay. the dragoons were by their horses rea4y to mount at the first signal At the Ministry of War, the fliinn were tilled with general and superior officer*, aide-de-camp. and officer* of the staff About 12 o'clock, a little more ihan the ordinary movement wa* observed about the National Assembly. Before the peristyle and on the bridge, several group* were *een. aud the parapet* ef the bridge were Hoed with pereon* of *inl*ter oou ntenance, who examined the ground, to judge of the |>raotloabllity of getting up an imtult by forming attruupmenta and Inducing a charge of ravalry. Many of the wealthy ola** left their houte* in the Faubourg* St. (iertnain and St Honors. At the Hotel de Vllt and the Prefecture of Police, there were atrong garrteon*. At no point, however, wa* public order di*turbed. M I.oul* Blanc ha* given notice of an application to the Assembly to prevent the pre** from publiehing the evidence. Thl* I* a vain ?ask The evidence I* printed already, and iliatributed In every language, all over Kurope The great debate, however, will he on the report and evidence them*elve*, and thi* 1* not expected to commence before Thuraday. What It* consequence* will be. no one can foresee It will take place too late to give you any account of It in this despatch. The following statement of the ohlef causes which led to the Insurrection of Jnne. proceeding from one of the director* of the police, will be read with interest H After the revolution of Kehruarv, the rich left I'acla the poor from all part* arrived in It. One cla'? ii? n a 1848. were alarmed, the other starting Amongst these latter some oame from the departmenta. aome from Italy and Germany. They who were alarmed hid their money. The olub# were formed. The cause of the rich waa attacked in them, and not defended; the absent are always in the wrong. Krom these circumstance?, whicn it was not in the power of the government to oontrol or modify, social hatred took root, and misery and many causes of an armed insurrection were created. The government organized the atelier* nationals* ; it was, perhaps, an unfortunate expedient. | The atelier* natiunaux have been one ol the constant causes of perturbation ; the ouiriert acquired habits of idleness in them ; the work done in them waa a flotlon?it waa little or nothing if the government, instead of having had recourse to this means, had turned thvir attention to support the large establishments. the state of society would not have , been changed, nor would one of the nrinciDie caused of the late insurrection have been created, order is labor, but the employment of eaoh artificer In his own trade. Take, then, out of that the clockmakars, the mechanics, the jewellers, the carpenters, hio., fcc , congregated at our point is disorder - chaos ; it Is the river which escapes from its bed to overlow the country instead of vivifying It. According to my idea, instead of creating atrlier* nationaur, it would have been better to lend to the large manufactories thr half of the sum whioh has been lost In fruitless works in this way every workman would have been continued in his own employment. The rloh, feeling security, would have returned, and businers would have resumed its ordinary course. The classes whf took part in the insurroetlou were : 1. Muny workmen out of work, who supported their families, and saw their wives nnd children starving. 2. Men enthusiastic, but honest, ignorant, and easy to deceive. They had been taught to believe that the Assembly would bring back by degrees the system followed by Louis Philippe. 3. The communists. Utopian dreamers, each of whom had his system, in which no two were in accord. 4. The legitimists, who have always said that a republic must precede the restoration of iienry V. Kor them the republic is only a halt for a moment?but a necessity. 5. The Bonapartists, who added their money to that of the legitimists, to pay the insurgents. 0. The partisans of the regency. 7. The scum of all parties ; formats, and men without character, eaeiuies ol society at large, devoted to insurrection, robbery, and pillage. Kor these men, the really guilty, there needs severe punishment?death or transportation ; for those who have been misled, bread and oleinenoy. So far as tbe engrossing Interest of the report on the insurrection wag admitted, the next question which has attracted attention this week In Parla haa been the propoaed mediation of England and France to aettl the prevailing difference* in Northern Italy. A constitutional question haa been raised there on the subject of the late armistice, made between the generals of. Charles Alhert'and Hadetsky. You are aware that the Sardinian ministry protested against this, aa being iilegil. Charles Albert has, it ie said, declared that the ministry was quite right in not taking on itself the responsibility ef a convention passed without the advice of tbe council, and which is only binding on the State in a military point of view. It is now to be seen if Austria will accept the prinoiple of mediation of France and England. This mediation was demanded by Austria two months since, and refused by England, on account of a disagreement as to the bases of mediation. On the 15th August Austria renewed her demand, which was accepted by England and Franoe. On|what condition will Austria consent to treat, and to what extent can she depend on the support of the central power of Germany ! On these points we oan only hazard conjeotures? but the most probable appear to be, Austria would consent, on condition of an equitable adjustment of her debt, to renounce Lombardy, and even to recognise its union to Piedmont. Parma and Tiacenza should be left free to make J their own election. Modena shall be restored to the < Archduke Francis. Venice should return under the dominion of Austria, but should form a distinct State, having a separate administration. The principal difficulty is to deoide if the Minclo or the Adige should be the boundary of the new kingdom of Piedmont. It is asserted that the oentral German power is in tavor of the line of the Mlnoio, because the Austrian boundary would not be sufficiently protected if it did not rest on Peschlera and Mantua. There Is against this pretension a diplomatic precedent of great antho- _ rny?iu? treaty ot oampo- r ormio.wnieo gave to \usiria as a boundary the line of the Aalge, and toek away Mantua and Pacehlera New France made In Italy at that time gnat sacrifices, for which ehe obtained a compensation on the banks of the 8oheldt and the Rhine, and the side of the Alps. Everything proves, < besides, that the liberals of Vienna and Frankfort ] have the eonviction, that in sacrificing the liberty of Italy they strike a blow at their own. This sentiment Is still strongs* in Hungary, where the neoesslty of 1 Independence is joined to that of liberty. In addition | j to this, the well known opinions of M. Adrian. Vies President of the Assembly of Frankfort, charged with a mission to London, and those of M. Reaumur. t charged by the vicar of the empire to offer to General Cavaignae the expression of the sympathies of Germany for France, offer a solid guaranty that the central pewer will, on this question, adopt a conciliatory ( policy. There is. moreover, a consideration that will ( iiave its weight in this mediation?that Franco and England will not consent to accept any but honorable tondltions for Italy. The military commissions of Paris have already tried 4.400 insurgents ; of these 2.100 have been liberated, 2,120 ordered for transportation, and 170 sent before gourts martial for trial There are still about J,000 to be tried, and it is supposed the commissions cannot get through these in less than a month. General Oudinot, commander-in-chief of the army ef the Alps, has left Lyons for Grenoble. Our dcrmaii Correspondence. Stuttoabt, August 16,1848. Ihcker, and the Drkatr on the .Imntaly, In the sessions of the 7th, 8th, and 10th of August, Df the National Convention at Frankfort, the report ?f the committee on the affairs of the politioal exiles' 'as received and discussed. The better to enable rour readers to comprehend the true nature of this [uestion, I will briefly recapitulate the history of the commotions which led to the rebellion of a part of the titivftfin Anrl mfli?A.Fv e\t tfio n?as?<l ? luring which a great number were taken prisoners, ( tad other* eought safety in flight, among whom was 4 the leader of the republican uFreitcha*ren," (free 1 torps.l Heoker. ' When the sudden and unforeseen overthrow of the Orleans dynasty upon the French throne had filled he statesmen of Germany with terror and panic, besauce of the inevitable, fatal Influence this event irould necessarily exert over the affairs of their own governments, they immediately sought to appease the public mind by liberal, and, in some instances, even | uncalled for concessions. Such an event was the more alarming, as the late Citlsen King had been considered by them the greatest regent that Kranoe ever possessed, who knew better than Richelien j or Napoleon; how to keep the hot-headed Frenob 1 in subjection; as be was considered the Napoleon , of peace, the man sent by providenoe for the special j salvation of F.mepe. They were well aware that the Fall of this great man, whom they all had taken as a pattern for the government of their own eabinets, ( would also endanger the safety of the riokety fabrios, which their own statesmanship had erected; and they 1 knew, too, that the crisis was a much more dangerous une than that of 1830, which, by a oourse of policy, j repugnant to the feelings of every freeman, by tyran- ] nioal and oppressive measures, had been passed happily, and without danger to the Institutions of tnls country. As a matter of course, the shock was first felt in the southern countries, adjacent to France ; and among these Baden had always been conspicuous for the in uviivuuruvn ?uu noil lurM ui 1VB Ul?IHH|i, IDU LUH 11U r rallty ot Its government. ll?rc, the commotion, caus- ( i?l by the French revolution In February, spread like lightning, and the Chamber of Deputies (Stan<tr. ' Aamnifrni being then juat aasombled, gave way to the I popular demand*. lelition after petition from all | , part* of the Grand Duchy were presented to the de- ; putiee. demanding liberty of press, trial by jury, free j 1 right of association, ho . ho., and as the oommotioo* assumed a threatening aspect, in some instances! ven threatening the existing government with ntter overthrow, the minister* of the cabinet and the Grand Duke himself granted everything the people demanded In this manner, the otbirwise inevilab e ruin of the fovernment cf Baden was prevented; the people rought to believe that a perfect remodelling of all the public institutions might, and would be obtained In legal manner, through their representatives in the l Chamber of Deputies, and the tumultuous multitude > pacified But the people had forgotten that similar promises were made to them in 1815 and 1830. and that these bad faithlessly been broken by the reigning 1 princes ; that the popular will, as expressed in the ! Chamber of Deputies, had been utterly disregarded, a* soon as the thrones were secured again, by the crea- ' tures and slaves of the crown, oalled ministers Thsy < bad forgotten tor leaaon ror wmcn tnoy paid so dearly, and again they ware doomed to auffer the conaequenoes of their credulity, and ot their disregard of the experi- I enceof the paat. Ilaviug truated to tba line word*, and golden promlae* of their ruler*, they eoon dlaoovered that they were deceived, and now even Hecker. I who had been one of the foremoit to aubdue ail oom- ' miaalon of violence during the flret uproar, and ha I eucceeded in perauadiog the people to trait to the action of government in reatorlng to them their right*, hlmaelf believing the drputlee. (of whom be wa? a member.) and mintatera Incapable of auoh treachery, appealed to arm* Being very popular, and renowned for hla liberal vlew*|and devotion to the cuuae of liberty, he aoon gathered an extenaive army 1 around him, who were willing to follow, wherever he led Thla army waa called ' the fVritharl'r'' or " /Yei?ete?rrn," (free eorpa): It oonalated of the moat ' liberal-minded men, devoted, heart and aoul, to the eauae of liberty and emancipation front the deteated I tyrnnny under which they were aufTerlng, whoae ob- ' jeet wa* to overthrow the government and eatnbllah a republic in Baden ilecker tea* elected their lender Before committing any acta of violenca, he propoaed to the Cabinet and Deputy Chamber to take the vote or ail the cltlaen* of Baden, to a*certain whether a majority waa in favor of the republic; and he and all hla follower* pledged themaelvin to abldb th* reault, L D TWO CENTS. h nil conform themselves to the will of the majority, be it what it might. But thia waa iltoliii them; and then open hostilities commenced The government of Baden called to its aid troops from several other States. Wur tern berg, Bararia and Austria, and by the aid of these the republicans were defeated and entirely routed in aa action, in which the General of the government troops, Uagern (the brother of tho president of the National Convention) was killed. Those of the republicans who did not esoape , were taken prisoners, and treated as traitors. Heckor, with about three-fourths of his men, succeeded in escaping to Mutteng. in Swttierland, where he remains to this day. Immediately before, or during this attempted revolution Herker was elected by a majoritr of the voters of his district to tbe National Convention, and demanded impetuously that ho be recalled from exile, to take his seat in the Convention. On the 7th of August, the National Parliament debated upon the expediency of proclaiming a complete amnesty to all of those concerned in the subdued revolution of Baden, and to all political offenders in general. i nix ueoaie railed rortn angry feeling* on both side* ot the house. ai i already related in my laat; odd of the left. Brentano, from Bailen, In defending the course of Hecker and hie friend*, remarked, that Hecker was much more of a patriot than the I'rinee of Pruasla, who had betrayed hie people, and wae likewise forced to seek safety in flight, hut was afterward* recalled and, with great pomp and eplendor, welcomed back to hi* dominion*. (Your reader* are aware of the visit of the Prince of Prussia to London, last May ) Scarcely had Brentano uttered these words, when he was hissed and hooted at by the Prussian deputies in the Parliament, some of whom (Plathner) jumped upon the speaker's platform, and went so far in their fury, as to commit actual violence on the person of Brentano. In vain did the President call to order; the uproar became general, and the members of the left side were compelled to proteot their speaker from personal Insult. Tbegalleries Joined in the tumult, and after vainly trying to make his stentorian voioe heard in the confusion, the President was at last forced to adjourn the session. At 10 o'elock of the 8th. the session was resumed: and in trying to settle the dispute between the two belligerent parties, the storm commenced anew. The right Hide demanded of the President that the speaker, Brentano, he called to order, to which the members of the extreme left, some forty in number, objeoted; and when the Presideut (Soiron. the vice-president, presided this day, as Oagern, whose brother had fallen in the aotion be iween me ireops ana me repuoucans, *u personally interested in the debate in the amnesty) settled the whele matter by simply declaring, that he oalled Brentano to order, without paying any regard to the protest of t'.e leftside, they left the room, refusing to take any further part in the debate. The discueelon was continued, (the galleries being cleared and the doors closed) and resulted in a rejection of the amnesty by an immense majority. On Thursday, the 10th inst., the question came up, whether Hecker should be allowed to take bis seat in the convention. This was also refused, oir the ground that lieoker was a traitor (.') to the German nation, and could not be allowed to sit hi its councils. The district which had electee Heekes. was declared to be without n representative, and a new election ordered. Hecker, since his flight, has established himself in Mutteng, where he publishes a paper oalled the" Folk* Freund" (friend of the people), in which he vindicated the cause of the republic, and invites the people to oppose the National Convention and the new ' ReirhtFrrwerer" (Executive), and toeKablish a republic by force of arms. This paper Is extensively circulated throughout the German states, though by some of them It has been forbidden, (despite the much vaunted "liberty of the press"). It is now said that Hecker will seek an asylum, for himself, in the land of the " Star Spangled Banner." than which, after all, there is no more beauful or desirable country on earth. Although Swltserland enjoys a republican form of government, yet It is not so free as the noble mind of Hecker, thirsting for liberty, longing to see man elevated to bis proper condition In life, desires. He has an exalted idea of tbo North American republic, and is continually holding t up as a pattern for the German states to Imitate. He leems to consider it the nou plus ultra of all systems if governments. He will mnke a good American oltt:enJ". The Uetest intelligence. We ennex the conclusion of our foreign telegraphic and express despatch, received by the Hibernia. LivrarooL, August 20,?5K P. M. The eubscriptlon for the relief of the Ocean Monarch paesengera, in Liverpool, amounted to upwarde ?f ?049. B. k C. ilclvsr, of the British and N. A. Royal Mail Steam Co., gave ?20. Our express meseenger, who has just returned from Manchester, states that a subscription for the Ocean Monarch sufferers was opened there this morning, end , IBI^O uuuiuci v* poinuun uau onoouj IUIUO IWWtlV rith money. Stale of the (lank of Vaanec roil Tilt'. KEIH K*lllN<; A I'll. 24. Capital 07,900,000 00 Capital of new fused banks 20,350,000 00 ? Reserve 10,000,000 00 Reserve of new fused bank 2,080,650 14 Reserve in real property 4,000,000 00 Bank notes in circulation 305 867,100 oO do. branch banks 61.263,675 00 Bills to order 771.409 62 Account current of treasury, creditor. 17,465,819 17 Divers accents current 81,769,511 89 Accounts current in branches 24,001.797 44 Receipts payable at sight 2,077,800 00 do. in branohes 1,755,174 00 Drafts of branch banks payable by bank 4.828,124 SI Drafts of bank payable by branch banks 1,981,488 OO Dividends payable 927,217 75 Bank of Algiers, sum not yet invested in Treasury bonds 4,472,979 04 Discounts.diversinterests.andexpenses 1.035,302 81 Discounts, divers Interests, and expenses in branch banks 1,179,542 00 Re-discount paper, last half year 422.932 27 do in braneh banks 641,216 09 Sundries 393,491 98 619,055,394 39 Coins and ingots 110.746 463 09 Cash in branch banks 83.828,122 00 Bills o?er due 376.090 77 Bills and acceptances in Paris 36,316 995 68 do do in branch banks.. . . 128.459,261 45 Advances on bullion 16.868(47 10 do on V'renoh public funds. . .. 34,242.396 69 Advances on Krench public funds and branch banks 1.359,544 00 Advanoes to the State on treasury bonds 50,000,000 00 Advanoet to the State on loan of 150 millions 25.000,000 00 Stock, forming reserve 10.000 000 00 Stock, disposable funds 13,203.003 11 Investment of new fused banks i n public funds 12,806.741 37 Bank buildings and furniture 4 000,000 00 Ki'?i property or branch banks 3.&2I.767 uo Interact In Algiers bank 1,000,000 00 Interest in National Discount Bank. . . 200 000 00 interest of branch banks in the National discount banks of provincial towns '?>0,000 00 'roteated bills 19,142,969 43 do do in branch banks 10,0:18,437 00 '.xpenses of management 134.943 69 do do of branch banks 130.906 00 Sundries 1,201 477 27 Repayment or shares in Algiers bank.. 1.749 880 00 1'rvasury bonds to consolidate 8 997,270 00 _ 619,066.394 39 Liverpool Corn Market, Aug. 26. The demand tor all descriptions of grain has been to a moderate extent, and, as the weather continue* wet, prices arc not only well maintalnad, but have an upward tendency. Hour?The rates of yesterday . are well paid : and Indian corn realises 36s a 37s per luarter. Indian corn meal finds ready buyers at full rates. Liverpool Co i to.v Market, Aug 26 The demand for cotton has been more extensive to-day. than for some time past?sales amounting to 6,600 bales, of which 1 000 a 2.000 American were taken by speculators and exporters, at the full currency of yesterday. The market closed very steadily Dchlin Corn Market, Aug. 26. The market is steady at late prices. The transaotions in wheat flour and Indian corn are not extensive We quote Hour, United States, at 36s. a 37s. ; Canada 36s a 37s. Indian corn -Sales at 36s. to 40a. ; and Indian meal. 17a a 18s per barrel The supplies are limited, and tbe arrivals small. CONTRJM'TH F*K ihlUUIAD Tht Hartford and Piovidence Kailroud Company have contracted for tlnee thousand tons of railroad iron, weighing HO nouuds to the yaid The contract is made wiih the hini of Thompson ?V Furniau, of Boston, it fifty doflara per ton. The ii c n is to he delivered it New Yoik next spring, and to be subject to a rigid inspection in this country. The contract at resent prices abroad will leave a very handsome er ventage of profit to the tellers, but at the same ime it is, with two exceptions?one of the Utica Company, at 50, the other the Eric Kail road Jomnany at |W 45?as favorable to the buyers an my baignin which has been made tor foreign Milium! iron. The quantity ordered will be sufti ient to lay the tiack as far us Wilhmantic. By hiscontiaet a saying to the amount of $4$,000 is rHfclril on the original eMmmte ot the expense ol llie load, in which the probable coat ol iron wan net down at |6.> per ton. The total Having maae on the original eehmntes for finding the bridges over the ( niaieoticut nver, and iron for this road, rxccdef100,000.? llurtjmd

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