Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 18, 1848, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 18, 1848 Page 2
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ytmr whan the Cbrietirae rent* mint bo pro?ld?d fort and however unfavorable u?; be the position of a.Teire many grower* will -bortly b? oo?<pelied to *ell ?t whatever inrntci' The arrivals of bom* drown wheat Into London bate b*? n nfrniiniilj ?niall coaatwiaa. as well a* by land carriage raniple* from the neighboring eountit-a On Monday the ehow on the Ecms and Kntfandr ??? 1cm than w# ever recollect feeing at the corresponding period of the eeaaon. not withstand In* which factor* were unable to make an; progre** in fali-r, until tbey consented to aubmit to n reduction of 2*. to 3* per ?jr on the rate* ourr?nt on that day t-enn'ght and even at that abatement they only ?noreeded in placing a small portion. Since then the miller* bar* bought cautiously at the decline, though the quantity which ban cosae to hand bat been trifling in the eitreme The supplies of foreign wheat into thin p*rt have not been *o large an before (owing probably, to contrary wind); haTlng. however, many anxious pellera and comparatively little country demand. prlow* have giit n ??j fully 2a. per quarter, with only a retail trade at the induction. The town millera lowered the top price of flour to ?0c. per rack on Monday, and all other eorts receded 2?. per rack The fall bai not led to any impiovement in tho sale, most of the bakers being overstocked Tbe brut Krenoh flour has been cffertd, duty paid. at 4?>i> per sack without exciting much attention. Though th? arrivals of barley have brtB only moderate. this grain b?? throughout the been d fficult of disposal. Ou Monday prion' de diced U. per quarter, and mdc? then purchaser* bar* acted cautiously at the abatement The value of malt baa *l-o tt nded dnw l? ard? I'ba suopl'es of oats hare fallen of! since the clo'e < f la.'t week, but haviug previoudj received a rather large quantity frcm Ireland, l>usine?s commenced very languidly on Monday. The best qualifier were then < ff-r^d Ireely at 8d to 1< , and the ci)n.con sorts la. to 1? ttd per quarter below tbe rates current on that day t-e'nnight, bringing the price of new Irish, weighing 40 to 41 lb per bushel. do*n to 21s to 22s per quarter Subsequently the dea'.era manifested more inclination to buy. so a* t-> check the downward movement, and we consider good corn is a trifle dearer to-day than it wit in tbe beginning of tha week. Beane have come sparingly to band, but this has not prevented prices receding about 1*. per quarter Grey and maple pea* have nearly maintained their previous position; white boilers have, on the contrary. been precsingly rITered at an abatement of 1s to 2a p?r quarter Notwithstanding tbe large arrivals of Indian corn at Liverpool and some of the Irish ports, we continue to have occasional inquiries for the article from Ireland, though the orders have been limited too low to lea4 to business 0'?H nary. Lately, near Wsrr ngton. General P. Heron. On tbe Pth Oet . at Poona, Major General Sir W. C. Harris, of the Bomt ay Engineers On the 80th Oct.. at .Vaiia, Major General Tombs, k.. l'..r l./li. i ^ - c^ On the 26th ult . the Hon. France* Harley, Bister of th? Karl of Osford. On the 21st ult , in Huntingdonshire, the Duchess of Mancbu'ter. On the 15th ult . at Mnnlch, the eminent sculptor Ludwig Von Scboaotbaler. On 'be 21st uit . in Lor don. Lleut'CoIonel James Oran Hsrfcson. < ftbe Bengal nrmy At Torquay, Devon. on the 2Bth u't , Lieut. General John Wardlaw, Colonel of the 5oth regiment, is his 73d jear. At Neweastle-onTyne, Msj r Ross, of the Royal Horse Ar'llUry, eldeft son of General Sir Hew Dalrynple Ross. K. C. B. Hi* death was occasioned by a fall from his horfe, aud the animal falling upon him. TBB VluEY LATEST BT TELEGRAPH, SPECIAL EXPRESS AND MAIL, FOR THE NEW YORK HERALD. AfTwlrM In Ireland. Livimrooi., Saturday, Deo. 2?11 A. M. Our Ir sh correspondence, which left Dublin at a late hour l'.st night has ccme to hand. Subjoined we send an epitome of its contents. Having at length completely subdued the spirits Of tbe republican party, and as tbey conceive oooled the ardor for political agitation, the government have at ??i>u >v rev at. nunriy a nuranvr or ' State prisor-ers " whose c?uduet in the late crisis im rery conspicuous From the Dublin jails?Dr. West, Mr Timothy Sexton. Mr Kdward Trouton. and Messrs. 11) an and Bergen (the two latter natir-g of America) h*v<) been discharged. With regard to Mesna. Ryan and Bergen. th?ir discharge if owing to the manly and rery determined course pursued by your minister Mr. Banc?>ft. Both Mr Rjan ai d Mr B. rgen are ordered to leare lrtlatd forthv ith. under pain of further imprisonment, t an it be that the crown and governtneut of Great Britain are so insecure that the presence of two American recublirans is the cause of uneasiness and tear on the psrt of the executive ? Mr. D?nn) Lane of Cork ha*been sat at liberty, and Mr. Helpin. late Seore-.ary of the Irish LeatJe, has been, at his own Tequeet. trnn?frrr>d from N aa* to Kllmaiubam. Mr Harnett, eouflned in l.lmerick jail, has also been released. fc. Kef peeling the adjourned commission, which was to r?-of> n at i lonmel. on i'u<-eday next, we hare re* ceiTed iritell'gence this morning, stating that the Kitting* will not be niram resumed. The trial of the Balliryarry peasants Mgxinst whcm true kills for high treason haTe been f"und. will not take place until the next affile. This smells Tery ?trongly. and would lead to ihe conclusion that their lord-hips hare not the authority tbey presumed they had; and then tbslr jurisdiction to try men. even for their lireg, as they did is October, is net only a disputed paint, but one likely to lead to the liberation of Smith O'Brien and bis convit t? d colleagues. Mr. O'Brien, we regret to say. continues indisposed, and is at present rottined to his bed. His ailmeutpro eeiis from a severe attack of lumbago, a rery painful but ii"t deadly, disease. No answer has bet n returned to the memorial presented to the L'.rds Justice, on b'balf of .Mr O'Doherty; frt ni all that our reporters can colleot in Dahlln, it is more that probablt tbat the gov rnment will deal letiently towards this unf;>rtuna'e young gentleman. Mr DafT^'s petition to ?et aride the flat of bank ?u|tivij . eut-u nui U in ?' me sun or .Mr U'man bar been beard in the Court of Chanrsry. and the Lord thancrlicr made id order direc'ing the costs c'alined. Jl 100, to )*t taxed. Tbe result of this denition if, that abiuld the corts be reduced below ?109. the commission will b? superseded: nod. at it is within the province or the taxing matter to decide whether an agreement to certain law builneB*. on perilled term*, i* to have effeot, the affirmative of that at once disposes of the care and aupersedea the e< amission Certainly Mr Duffy ha* been badly treated in the affair. With respaot to hfs trial, a variety of rumors are afloat. The general opinion in that the Attorney '>tn?ral bait shifted the scenes. and will not tow try bim before a county jury, hut betake bin aeif cnce n;ore to the olty. A day or two will tell. Tbe Rotatory Parliament Society have agreed that it id expedient to hold general meetings of tbe members rne . a. b month only, and that tbe committee aa eiDbie weekly to R&naf? the affair* of the society Tbe atata of the country in the aouth and west is really most appalling Destitution and distress are bow tbe only talked of. Aflalra In Germany. We have aJvlct s froin Berlin in the Cologne Gitettr, which 'state, that cn tbe 'JTth, the gariiaon of that ' It j bad be< n considerably reinforced. Arreits continued to be ir aile and an order bad been i>aued forbiddlnglthe meeting of auy menubt rs of tne Assembly t Bei I'm At Brandenburg, stranger* are aubjected to the strictest surveillance; and several were ordered to <iuit the place on peremptory notice. A conflict took place at Munich on the 27th ult. between tbe gair.aon and the townspeople. The oivio guard acted with energy b'td order \ras restored. We are glad to think there are good grouaus for believing that the Prn?'ian people arc becoming more indited to accept a liberal o institution under the present f< rm of poTerrni'iit and hsve resolved to reject the cotli nsof .be led lepnbticm pir y. We trust that the opportunity will tot be thrown awny by their rulers Letters firm Kianfcfort ftate. tbut a though |i l? not generally Yiehev? d that the Pffefideiat <.a??<rn woaK eucceed lb biiPifitt' about a n-conrlUaU'<n l>?'??-o tfce hinp and the A it was yet the o,>iui?n of loflutLtliil per?< n? in the political elrr.Ui thn* he would do to. and pr< bim>elt a rant raluftbla ed?l'?r to the k'tig in tfca prwi-nt ercerfcency. from tln? tikielrt influence * bicb L? Do<?-*hm over both j-artW?. AUMtllR. VlrCDt 'ettere of thf latest date ir-ntion that the rum? r of '.he \u?'rinT> u 'T-rnment bavins d-flnitirely rvtclTi d to withdraw f ('III the Orrroatii.i Union. uni recall ber repre?entatire from KranV./'ort. wa= one of j the tn'+t prominent a'.d general cubj< riB of inter??t. The Fnnih KfjiuMlc. f. outrary to univ. rfnl rumor, it ?}>pear? that !.? routine m<-g atpire <o the fx- reif <'( 0 ? duties of tb? ( bief Vagirtra'a < t the republic. d< nie? that be ha?l reiign<d tke i i miration i to him for that Our account* irnta 15 r ti>*u* laf.Tii lis that the rates <f njarme iusurtrf. were lis'in flti'J nl-0 at liaitiburg. where rii p>r ?i t in iicJioiiti'a be<.npvi f<r K-gn from llaiaoato *i tw.ip. Tlir 1'itpe, Pari# tdrice* of December 1 ba-'a mm to ban Tb?y ftate that the fop? had left H-m, ( coretly, and ?a? on bis a ay to Franca. Iltrnlilm Pnchn. The pewf Hoarding i? e death of ibrahim Tacha i* o< nl.rCK d J*t. Ilrltim. AdrWs to Oct. 1 bnte <-"m?i to bani Sacral *i%- I vrr* baJ b?< 11 'iiK"-d iiro ht linnna ia Oaf I l>ad uo ! ?? than 340 elu t w on b'?rd. Tlir 'Urkiti. ll?\r* i < i*i Pi?ro?i. I)co 1. < ?1t n fe?? b?> n It> ' ? Ii*d demand during thi- pa^t weak and although t? * t r.c of i.ur Li^rpoul vlaioei Jim en'1'nrap'r r \) t ralaa art* c> n(tn?il to laicrdfntv wanta. This ?<i< cau? d chiefly by tha approach of tha PrfridrBi'al " l?ction Price- ura nearly tha fani? aa laft (jiiot-d- holil-rs hoirt!?tr, trw de?iroua tnrnllir a? It if c ncjerni (bat this ni tecn prices will 'ula r?ry lowtn i?* I'uitfd Stat-'" '.'he total fal?sa of th*- ?ft k umonr i to 3 20<? balaa, a(, t'n.'l aii impart cf 7 fiCO from tha I'tiltei S'.at??. 18*8 1847 1846 Stirk baits ."2 0 0 2<l WK) 3li 000 Prlea- f ft'JaSO f b'Jivf. f 77alo7 N?w <>i>ans fair f.tia^ft <74a7& t?? nri Aani i.i i Hlca rt uiaius ratbai ?t 1.'16 a IV. Tba mar ?t la welt stocked, but no demand loropoit fiaiug I >r-'C-nt imports, pettish Is draining and in now ? (Tf r? f at 1 fc.'I wbi'-t f*ari 1-worth t M " 'h# r?-) ?vi|r prW of vliaUb iDc in f 2 Upon the whole. I>?>lui? ts *fiy Ju;l thi# ?i'ik M an J flaur rail at low prirer The HI'.rrillt'l a'Jvice.' bare aoina to hard. ' rooL Coan .vfaaaat, Dro 2 IlImluiI I./ il.v Cu:I i , *l:i ill . Wiktflfld, oar aora airkit thli morning t? eic*?d Ingly tame. Md htrilj ujtklif dotng rtia prtoat of jNtrrdi; are quite dobImI. though. to ?l?ol ?al<*n. bolder* would jxrbap* eontnd* to * blight deo'.lne la pric?*,raj for Indian oorn and flour Liverpool Cottoi Markit, Dec t. Tfa? market tb?* morning open* with a atrady appearance The demand hom-t?r, it not, ap till the present moment, eitenMre ; but ax bolder* (upply the market eporiogly, full prtoea ar? obtained. The solus maj reach & 000 to 6 0(0 bale*. minchiitit Goods aii> Y?ri? Markkt. Deo.2 We continue to h*t* a better demand. b"Mh for good* and ;arna; and. altogether, we have the piospectifa good butine** btfoie u?. Price*, alio, are a point in favor of the eeller. NEW YORK HERALD. lorthweit corner of Fulton and Nassau stt. JAHKS UORDON UBNNETT, PROPRIETOR. THJC DAILY HERA1JX?Three editions every day .two cente |W ropy?$7 lb per annum. The HORNING EDITION m pi/Munrii at S o'clock A. M . and distributed before breakjast ; the first At~TERNOON EDITION com be hid of the newsboy* at I o'clock P. M., and the lerond AFTERNOON EDITION at 2k o'clock. Tilt. H EEKLY IIERAl.D?Every 8>tturday, for circula Hon on the American Continent?6*4 ccnti per copy, S3 12% per <1 nnum. Every steam picket day, (or European circulation, ffper annum, to include the pottage. The European edition 1 mil be printed mi the French and English language!. Al l. 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Ore. 17, Sunday 18,240 oopiM The publication of th* Hrrnld comm?t>o*d ynettrda* at 13 minute* p?rt 3 o'clock and tlnikiiod at IS miuu:ei bg:or?7 o'clock Circulation of 111* other Leading Morning Journals* Courier and Enquirer, (daily) 4 800 Journal of Commtroe 4.800 Express 3 500 Tribune 11 600 Aggregate .24.600 Error* In the abore es'.imate will be correoteU on adequate authority. The Territorial Slavery Question. Thi* nioBt important Eiibject which occupied the attention oi our national legislature, at the last session of Congress, was, undoubtedly, the vexed question of whether or not the institution of slavery should be extended to our newly-acquired territories of New Mexico and California. It waa left undecided then, and it comes up again at the commencement of the present session, in as fresh and vigorous a state as ever, and will, we hope, be settled and finally adjudicated before the adjournment. On comparing the votes which have been taken on (he preliminary proceedings relative to this matter, it appears that the free soilers, or non-extensionists, have increased their strength. Mr. Hoot, of Uhio, offered a resolution in the House i f Representative*, a few days since, that the conmi'ttee on territories be instructed to report h bill providing territorial government for of those territories, and excluding slavery therefrom. This resolution was adopted by a vote of one hundred and eight to eighty. In the Senate, on Wednesday last, the same question w&s brought before lhat house, in an indirect way, on a motion to refer a pet'tion from the people of New Mexico, praying Congress to organize a territorial government over them without slavery, to the af propriate committee. The motion to refer was carried by a vote of thirty-three to fourteen. These votes in the two brandies of Congress give an ii dication of the strength of the respective parties on this question; and on comparing them with the votes on the same subject, given at the previous session, it will be perceived that the nonextensiomsts have increased in strength, and are now more powerful than they were at the last session. There is evidently much excitement among the numbers of Congress on this subject ; but there is every probability that it will be confined to them, and will not travel much beyond the precincts of Washington. It may be participated in by those men throughout the country who origirated the ngitation on this abstract question. At the last session, three modes of settling this knotty affair were proposed. One was. non-intervention ; another was, an adjustment similar to ti.Mt embodied in the celebrated Missouri; and the other was that contained in Mr. CIn)ton's bill, referring the whole subject to the Supreme Court of the United States. But a new mode has recently developed itself unexpectedly, and, it may be, most opportunely, which, w# think, will probably set it at rest before Congress shall have arrived at a conclusion. This new m de v ill spring up as a natural consrquence of , th t xtraordinary mineral discoveries in Califor- ' nin. it is only a short time since those disc.veries wire confirmed ; and already th?-re is an lnmeose flood of emigration pouring into that countiy, principally from the free States. Thia flood promises to increase in volume, until it will I I. n . ills on.ulinn u h? U' M iiit'iCIJUJ IU UVVIUV MIV '(UVOU' ll ?MV I thei slavery shell or shall not exist there, before j il.e di-cutsion betwten Mr.'Uenton and Mr. Cal. j 1 oun -hall have been brought to an end. Those rnngianfs art' in tl<?? main composed of enterprising men from the tree JStht#*s, who will decide, in ail probibilitv, that slavery shall not be introduced into thai territory by law or otherwise. I r.dt r tl:is \ i< w, tin r< lore, it is sheer folly and waste of t in'* for the members of Congress to I-* > i ii|'il.e diMursion on the question?tor we i'.< i>Mon vei> much it they can ariive at any conelusion that will be satisfactory to all parties, or thht will restore the kindly feelines which exi.'t' tl prtvious'v io the time when the agitatiou of ii was c n.m<-iiced by disapjiointed politicians in the .North, throiiph selfish views; for w. think it is bey< nd question that disappointed ambition, in the pftson of Mr Van l^urm, was at the root of it. That individual aspired to tbc succession, nnder d> n ocratic rule, ai d being disjointed in obtaining it, he reven^d himself on the party which threw him aside. The beautiful climate and prolific soil (if New Mexico will attract ? Ur^p emigration from the Western free .States ; .nd in this w.iy, the si-ine question will be decided as ,eI'S'ds that part of our new territory. Let the n i nib' rs of both houn s of Con?re*s discuss t! ii 11 ' ? they ma pie. se; hut we think i: ? . ly ( 'f >' " ''1 ' ' their aid nr 'heircotonsel. Eiuilisb Commercial. Liberality.?The Enjlirii papers devote a gieat deal of their apace to tlie Presidential flection, and to the prohible remit* that will flow from the election of General Taylor and the ascendancy of a whig admtniatratration. The tariff, of course, is the subject which occupies the most of their atlentioa. In speaking on this matter, one of them uses this laagiMge :? We are not afraid that CoogreM will repudiate th? policy of regulating the American tarff upoa a liberal ' revenue standard" principle. aa nettled by their mo t enlightemd legislators in 1840 B t even tf suoh a disastrous and mistaken policy should ba at aay future period, adopted by tne American government, a war of cuMom-houres, bad as it would be. is preferable to a total rupture of the amicable relation* between the two countries We, however, do not anticipate uiiy xuoh retri>Kra<latlnn on the part of the intelligent men who govern the deatinle* of the Unltad State* 1 hey niuft perceive that the KnglUh people bare gone out of their way to proolaim a perfectly free trade In corn and eotton, the two great atapler of America; and wblitt the permanent effect of theae onnoea?inn' to the free trade view* of Liverpool and Manoheater. and New York and New Orleana, in still in procea* of the teat of expeiieure, it aurely would be a very unwise rourae to pureua for the American Con<raai to set u< an txanpie to undo all that wahava labored to achieve. We accordingly Htng aode. aa acarcely worthy of notire the mere electioneering dojma* put forth by ?oma of the frienda of General Taylor " The intelligent men who govern the de3tinie? ol the United States," and " the English people, have gone out of their way to proclaim a perfectly free trade in corn and cotton, the two great staples of America," look very well on paper; but there is more of what the Irish call " blarney" in it than truth. In fact, it is all blarney, and nothing else. The English people or the English government, would see all the natiom of the earth perish before one or the other would go one inch out of its way to serve one of them. Their " free trade" in torn and cotton was forced on them by their own necessities. Famine brought it about in one case, and the competition of American cotton manufac tures did so in the other. The dutv on - corn and breacUtuft'a exported from this country, \ was not reduced until the successive failures of the crops visited their country, and the horrors of , famine and piobable revolution impended over it; 1 and the duty on cotton wes not taken off until th? American manufactures competed with them in 1 their own maikets, which was admitted in th? petition praying for the abolition of tlie duty on raw material. The " enlightened men who rule the destinies of America" know this very wellf i and so does the journal from which we have quoted. When the English government finds it to the interest of the country to teduce its duties, it will do so ; but to say that it has " gone out of its i way" to do so in the case of our corn and cotton, is, as we have said before, " blarney." i Legislative Difficulty in Ohio.?Tne flare-up which has recently taken place in the General Assembly of Ohio, has been commented upon exten. lively by the public journals; and with scarcely i an exception, those belonging to the whig party praise the whig members for the part they have 1 taken in the matter, and advise them, by all means, to maintaiii the position which they have ast-uiued ; and the democratic journals speak in the Fame way, and give the same advice to the other members. Thus it iB that party spirit rules both journalists and j oliticians, and common sense ttnd moderation aie lost sight of. This is to be deplortd; hut "there is a good time coming;" for after the inauguration of the hero of ftuena Vista as Pirsident, we think a stop will be put to it, to a great extent. After lookirg into this difficulty, and its origin, we are induced to believe that the whigs were j most to blame in the first instance; but that, as it c rroirieesed. both parties have disgraced selves. The locofocos claim and insist that the Ihw unde r which the whigs act, was irregularly passed; and, therefore, that they are right in treating it ns a nullity. The whigs take the opposite proui.d ; but instead of referring the matter to a cen.mijtee, < r to the legal authorities, both evince a disposition to fiyht it out, with brute forje, if necessary. Jf not settled fhortJy, the whole matter will be investigated by the independent press, and a scorching and scathing rebuke will be admmiBteied to the party which will be pronounced in the wrong. As it is, the whigs mutt bear the stigma of being the transgressors in the first place. Our Pacific Coast.?We are informed, from a reliable and authentic source, that the government has recently appointed two special commission?? cne composed of officers of the army and the other of tfliceis of the navy?to proceed to the Pacific const, the one to select sites for fortifications, and the other a site for a United States naval station or depot. Aa we have stated, these commissions are actually appointed, and the gentlemen com* ) rising them will dej art for that distaut region about the middle of next month. These proceedings, in view of the recent m:nera| di e veries in California, and the large tide of emigration to that country, are exceedingly important. The relations between the Pacific side n ?/ j -i? ?n um iriiii'n) hi.u iiip yvuanuc, win soon L>e very tj extensive ai.d important. A large commerce will spring up immediately, and those two distant por- 4 tionB of our country will be united as much so as ? the Northern States are now connected with the ?? Southern. ci When the proposed naval station shall have c( been selected, and the necessary buildings, Jcc , ? er?ct?d, there will be a permanent American " squadron in that ocean, for the protection of our w commerce and other interests. These ships will *' rendezvous at that station, and be coatiaed to that it region exclusively. w Nomination of Lewis Cass, Jr., as Charge to Home.?The Washington correspondent of the y C'curitr and Enquirer takes exception to, and strongly opposes, the President's nomination of Lewifc Cuss, Jr., as Churge to Home. He thinks * it an indelicate | roceeding on the part of Mr. U1 Polk. We do not look upon it in this light; we 11 do cot think there ia any indelicacy in the matter Mr. Cass is a veiy competent person, we think, lor the (fTioe tor which he has been nominated. He '? servi d his country in the recent war with Mexico; and the only fault that is urged against him is, K< that be is a ton of General Cass, who was de- <D feat< d by the votes of the j>eople at the last Prertdeniial election. Surely this does not incapacitate te him lor fulfilling the duties ol that oflice. We think he is a very competent person, and we are glad to see that he has been nominated for it by ^ Mr. Polk; neither do we believe that, under any w system ol removal from oflice which the whigs w may adopt, General Taj lor would remove that dis- Bl tinguishtd young man, if his nomination be confirmed. Indeed, we think the objections made to it lvir. v ass h ncminniHiD are very mean and con* >c trmptible, and destitute of force and conaide* ration. Lot's Wifk ?The Norfolk Urun.n, in referring p, to the curic.?itirs which Lieutenant Lynch, who j commanded the l>ad fS?a ex|?edition, brought h<n.e with him, stairs that among them la a fr;ig- L' rr.tnt of ihe pillar of aalt into which Lot'a wife wa8 {?, transformed, bh a punishment for her disobedience a to the commands of the Almighty ; and that Lieu* JJj tenant L)neh confidenly expresses the opinion that Ii< the pillar from winch he took that fragment, is the ^ representative of what Lot'a wife was. be In making thin statement, the Ilraron has made a greiit mistake, for i>ieutennnt Lynch never ex- pi pressed such an opinion as that imputed to him, 11 < ill er confidently or otherwise. It may be the pI identical pillar of salt, or it may not; but one thing ?i is certain, that Lieutenant Lynch did not give Ins j" opinion, one way or the other. m The American Prisoners in Ii?Kt,ANn.?*t will ? he setn, from letters published in to-d;ty'a Herulti, 8' from Misers. Jamea Bergtn, Richard K.Ryan,and is (rem our Dublin correspondent, that both Mr. Ryan and Mr JJergen have been releaaed from ^ Jnrance vile. They are now probably on their u. way heme. We learn that their release was pro- t .V 0/ **?%. ?Vl?MWIt Oi llil * ? .1. . I i uii.. iiiitiialcfe m Tkwtrk?l and Hotleal. Nii Thbatbs ?It U with oanch regret ? km to peat oar annoanoement of the eiltmltj of Saturday ?bI?k, I a tb? total deetruatlon of "Old Drury," jaatai t vii being plaoed on a baala of the moil raflnod and la??li tipKoriptloo of dramatla repreeenta'iona aadar ha MBipMit of Mr. T. S Hamblln, whobadaearaey tHUoifd bi* hiatrlonlo rrlgn la this eatabliabment, ?hrn tbU deplorable accident oscnrred. All bit obyalial tfforta were nrrt?d to r*oall not only aoene* ?n?Ud by the hlgbeat order of talent, In day* gone by. >ut a* far at Intellectual knowledge oonld be employed n the (.election of the most attractive tatrrtilnuMtti ind the very best talent that could be engaged, Mr. iitmblln endeavored toreetoretho Park to ita primitive cenee of pcetlc effulgence In theatrical repiesentation tVe hope he will shortly be enab'ed to rebuild anedlice which haa been the favorite reiort of the most ssbionable people of this city, and within whose elan >io walla the most sparkling, biilllant genius of the >ast half century, has shed a halo of merited superiorly in the most oerreot reading* and Instructive enterale ments ever offered for the edification of our m?ny patrons of dramatio exoellenoies. We are not ezaotly iware what the particular loas to Mr Hamblin may be; jUt whatever It may be,ws suggest that some of the leading and influential gentlemen of thia oity use every axertion to make " Hiohard himself again." fiowcav Theatbb?Herr Drieubach produces a new ltama thia evening, called " The Lion of the Desert." in the course of which several surprising scenes will be Introduced with the animals. The lion will shine ont in this piece, aa the Herr will harness him to a : harlot, and drive him around the stage ; and the tiger

will also make his appearance, in a fearful aneounter, In the course of the piece. The laat soene will be a grand one, as there will be a tableau, wherein Herr D. will appear sleeping on the lion, his head pillowed on the leopard, while at bis leet the tiger will be subdued, u though it watobed his slumber. The piece it elf Is juite Interesting in story, we hear; it is founded on the doicgs of the i< rench armv in Atrioa The amusing rarce of the ' Hole in the Wall'' will cominenoe the sntertainments. Ciocca and Neri will danoe a grand pat de ihux. and the performances will oonotude with the very favorite drama of the "0.>ld Seekers," in wbioh Miss Wewjss will appear as Leila. This is the first time the baa played this part, and wedcubt not ehe will do it most aooeptably. With ail these attraotiona . the house, no dcubt, will ba crowded. 11 .. T.... 4k. ? >4 L. ik. iJKOAIJnil 1 IW.AI nr.,? *su??U(| tUB wren, IUV attractive entertainments got out at this popular theatre. drew immense hcures; ard under the able El" nagement of Mr. Blake, its numerous patrons will en' )oj?rich treat during the ensuing on*. On this evenlcgwill be performed Coleman's popular comedy, The Poor Gentleman," by a highly talented ca.-t, consisting of the full strength of the e< iupany. The great Geiman artistes, Cbaries and Adele Hohostock, solo virtuosos on the violin and piano torte. to the reigning Duke ot Brunswick, will make their first appearance in the United States, to-morrow evening. The fame and reputation of these gifted perfe/mers have already insured for them the highest reputation in fcuiope; and the many admirers of the ''divine art " who patronize this popular theatre, will flank forward to hear the dulcet strains of these distinguished artistes. There are several other attractions in course of preparation, which will be brought out with much tfleot, during the week. Natiomal Theatbe.?A first rata bill is set forth fcr tbie evening. Mr J R. Scott, who has been engaged for the remainder of the season, will appear a* Julian St. Tierre. in Sheridan Kuowles's beautiful play of the Wife." We do not know of any aotor who is better able to perform this part; and as the other oharaoteis in the play will be doubt, by the rest of the performers, we anticipate no ordinary degree of satisfaction from its performance. After a dance by Mire Cariine. the romantic drama of the ' Old Oak l heet" will be plajed. H. J. Jcnes, Dawes, Tilton, Herbert, and others. will take parts in it. The laughable farce of the " Irich Tutor'' will next b?* played, Seymour tabic g the part of Dr. O'Tool Seymour is an exuel ent Irish actor ; or. rather, he will be. after be has bad tore practice in such parts. Tonight he will introluce a new song in the part of the learned doctor. Cverjthmg gees on harmoniously at the National. Phroughout the season the audiences have been very arge every evening; and as there are many novelties >n hand, theie is every prospect of the same success icntinuing to the end ot the chaptor. Buuton's Theatre.?The successful comedietta of he " Tragedy Queen, or a Leaf from the History of ne stage," will 00 periurmea nere mil evening ; after rblch the "Counteifiit Presentments" will be preented, which will be succeeded by the new ori^taal lurletta, fi r the second time, called " California Oold Hints " This excellent piece baa been got out in a tjie admlrnbly bUlted for the rage and taste of the lay ; ana those who have caught the gold fever vuuid do well to take h peep in ut BurtenV, and taka i Irseon before tbelr departure for the " K1 Dorado " ["he new indiscribability, " Where's Baru-rn ?" will .lso be produced, and tbe bill for the evening's eaterair.mtnt will be fiuiid highly attractive in every repect The excellent stocK company attached ta this rell conducted place of evening recreation, insures for t a full and deserved share of public patronage. Madame An>a BiiHor.?The concert of this disingulshed tant*tr\ct, who has won golden reputalon since ber first appearance upon tbe Amerioan oards, Is fixed for Saturday evening next, on wbioh ccasion the celebrated Bochsa, barpi.-t to the Queen f England, and ex direotor to ber Majesty' Italian )pera. London, will prei-ent his far famed " Voyage 1 uric ale," together villi an immenca variety of other ttraotic ns 'J he acknowledged and universally adlired talents cf Madame I), have been so repeatedly jade tbe theme of dereried eulogy from the pen of vary admirer ?f genuine musical taste and vocal owers. that it would be almost superfluous to add anybirg in the sbape of commendation, before .New ork public. The simple announcement of her benet, will injure for ber a cordial greeting and a regular bumper " from her many admirers and friends. Christy's Minstrels.?'To use an English expreglon, these geniuses are perfect "bricks" in the way f music and good sayings. There is an old story bout an extensive advertiser, who boasted that he ept a poet especially in his employ ; we think Christy lust keep a d)z?n at least, as every week ha produces perfect avalanche of new songs and mu.slo. To-night Ley will come out with a splendid programme. Campbell's Minn rels.?These philosophers are still rawing immense housea To witness their perfortances with any degree of pleasure, you must go to ooiety Library at half past seven, or yon can gat no -at The bone castinet and violin performes are deidedly scientific plsyeri. New Orleans Sehekaders.?Tha sucoasa of thl' nmpany is certainly most extraordinary, and almost itbout precedent in the annals of musical entertalnlenta in New York, as they are nightly honored with rei flowing audiences, and this is only the fourth eek of tt.eir peiformance. They will doubtless go on d prosper Meloceom ? White's Serenaders continue their limitabie concerts during the present week. They re cure lo araw a crowa ?Tery griDinj. Zooi.onicii. H*i.l.?The beasts and bird* will draw roup* of TlMtt-r* during holiday week. The performnces durinr the evening are always well attended, be lions, tigers, ftc.. are In fine condition. The (Ikuikii Clow^, Mk. K).inr, appears, for the rst time, at the Broadway Circus, this vning. Mr emp Is ec^rgt-d for the holiday season. He pUys own in the nog, after tbc old country style; pfrforms pen his revolving sphere. and does the Christmas int^mime as no down beside himself can do it. Sporting Intelligent-*. Union Cor***. L. I - Trolling?A trotting match r $400. two mile heats, to go as they please, will come r this afternoon between blk. g. Stranger anl b g intncky Jerry, which will b? a line contention, judg. g from their relative speed. There has been con lerable speculation on the result in the sporting rcles, and most likely there will be a numerous atbdance. The cars leave for the track at 2 o'olook. 8"*amkks Washington and Hirmann.?The rashington, which nailed hence on the 20th ult., us expected at Southampton on the 4th ins-t. .She ould diecharge her enrgo previous to leaving for r? men. The repairs to the machinery of the Ilermuin was expected, would be completed in time to Imitol ht r leaving'for New \ ork on the 12th inht. Naval. ? U. S. fi irate United States, Copt' aulding, artivtd at Deal on the ifttli ult Irom r? muhavf u, and sailed the same day for Cowes he following ih a list of officers on board :? roiumandrr, (i.e. lit- ad ; Captain. Joseph Smoot; ruteosnts. A H . Kllhy. J ltog<-rs. M nnd 11 flrown, irger Perry. S. II. Scott; ,surgeon, Thos. IJiilard; irrer. II. Biid,':f ; Acting Masti-r, C Wheflwright; ctir# Surgeon, II O. M?>o; < onimander* Secretary, Wain , IVfed MtdtklpMI, J. M < '.i. >i m J W. rook*. H < . Hunter ; ( upturn'* ('lark, I). Ingraharn; ratrwaln Hall; Odnner. I). H*-ukin ; t.aipeuter, Jtrdan,[Sail,Maker, J. Frailer; Acting Muter ? Mate, . D. !)<>?? ; l'uri?ir'? Clerk. S. lltDrlqlti. She if iund to U it if Spur!*, and from thence fur honm. Nkw IIamishikk.?'The following resolution it-nd the New Hump-hue House ol ftejiretieuUvph ?n Thursday, by 151 t? :? ItefoWed. 'I hut while ?e abide *teadfa?tly hjr the Itclplee uf the ordinance of 17h7, we rest with h?pe >d confidence upon the opinion* of the eminent rift* and rtat*im**n reprrpreFeiitirn ?li parti***, who ] clare tliat elarery. a-a mere Ireai institution, can- ( 3i lie tr?tioferred to territories now free, without the >?itive int?rfeitnce of CongreM in it* behalf, to hich. a* fiieudn ot universal freedom, we can bever ve our countenance or support ' The it tolulioii ih it utile upon both widen, but it , jiretiy fuir lor NVw ll>imp>-iiire. 1 /. wri-l<KNTA niii?M inei iini? whh to be held at i noi , lielHWnre rouutv, "for the puipoae ol adopt- < K nu aeure. to prevent the further collection of rents 10 establish ci afldenue In the party, and transact 1 lur Important business connect'4 with the auti- I 11 rrfii a inn n < City lntclIlg?M?> TBI Fim AT Till PAKE TUKATBXThs smenlderlng rain* of this favorite old te-nple of the drama. were Till ted by thousands of per pod* jMtordtjr; Indeed,from morning until night, the whole vicinity *M crowded with tkose whose hearts sorrowed or?r the lost tenple, where the language of the Immortal Shakspeare : hu to oft been eloquently rehearsed It was yesterday ascertained that nearly the whole of the wardrobe* and furniture of the atnge, wai saved from the devouring ' element, as well as a r? ry large quantity ofrausie.? | There were several reports about thn origin of tho Ore : but it Is now ascertaiued beyond a d >ubt, that II orlgii.ated by one of the youn<( ladles belonging to the bslket. who, in looking at souie bills hiiiaiui n?u the prompter's box, pushed nveml of them tgnluat one of th? gM light* wbru they inntantly took Urn, whioh conmiunioated to the adjoining scenery Instea.iof pulling down (be whole bundle when they first t>ok | ftte, she ran from them, and before another oou.d reach tb? spot, the i-cenery waa in flames, aud beyond the power of human aid. Mis Dyott was in the dreaung ! room at tba time, preparing her toilet for the i piece on the bill of performance, but was obiged hastily to leave the room without a suflloienoy of clothing to shield her from the storm which at the time wai raging It was supposed that MTeral p?*r?ons perished in the conflagration: but the followingcommunication from the agent of Mr. ilamblin, will quiet all euoh reports Mr Bknuktt?Dear Sir : In order toset it rati the rumors of loss of lilt- at tlie f?r? thoiire, durniK the lire oa 5Aiur lay ovennig lunula )ou that every person in the Luildlug ?t lbs liuil the fin broke out, escsped.withoat li.Jory. Vuur?, traly. W. CORBTX. Thus, it will be seen, nil those belonging to the tneatre escaped, though oue of the firemen engaged was most seriously irjured, by a piece of burniog timber falling from the top of the bouse and striking him on the head. He was reported dead yesterday afternoon, but the report was considered doubtful The walls only stand to mark the spot where the Drury of America stood; and the etstue of Shaksptare, in the onntreof the front, is the same as though nothing had happened. The following, in relntion thereto, was handed In at a late hour yesterday evening :? li.iks On seeing tbs statue of Shakafcare uninjured by tha burning of the 1'ark theatre.:? Old Drury's gone! but nc'aronmplain? That ires must fall, and use again; But never shall the drama die, W hile men have hearts, an d laugh, and ory; W hi lo glorious Shakspeare s lands sublime, Triumphant over death aud time. II. F. This Cholkba.?The following la the report of the Health Officer, as made to the Mayor yesterday:? Quahaktinr, Deo. 17, 1818. His Honor thi Mavoh: ? Konr new cases of oholera and one death have nocuried at the Marine Hospital since my report of yesterday. There are now twenty cases of oholera at the Hospital, liefpectfully, .ALfc.X. B. WHITING. Health Offloer. Ten more of those who were oonflnedat the Hospital escaped, on Satuiday uigbt, aod came up to the oity. They are frightened at the idea of being placed on board a bulk, which is said to be the cause of their secretly leaving the Hospital Fines.?A Kire broke out, about sis o'clock yesterday evening, in the building No 78 Barclay street, the lower part of which was occupied by a German, as a grocery store. The whole contents were destroyed 1 The upper floor was ocoupied by Mr. James Bartol. as a gunsmith chop, the contenta of whioh were almost entirely destroyed 'lhe building was of wood, and though almort entirely deetrojed. the loss la inconsiderable. A tire broke out, on Saturday night, in the oarcenter shop of C. K White 81 ? o , N?s and 494 Fourth street, which was partially destroyed. The lost la raid to be $6,100. which was partially imured. A fire broke out on Saturday night, in the ato'-e of O. Buhler, No. 129 Chatham afreet, cauaed by the bursting of a camphene lamp, whioh waa put out with trilling damage. Dkath bt Bt'kifino.?The Coronor held an inquest ' jesteiduy, at No. 62 Ann street, on the body of Mary 1 Davis aged 50 years, a native of Kngland, who, on Sv j turday alter noon, accidentally set fire to her clothing, and before any aasistauce could b$ procured, she was burned so badly that death waa the result Verdict accordingly. If persons would, on their clothing taking lire, immediately fall on tbe floor and roll over and t overt tbe fire would be very readily put out; but in- ; stead, ibey become alaimed, run about, anl thus en- j velopc tnemrelves in flames. Unknown Man Dhownkd.?The Coronor held an 1 inquett. yesterday, at tbe 1st ward sta'iou house on < tfcebcdyof an unknown man. found tl >?tini{ in the < North Kiverat I'ier No 5. The deceased wai a man < about 4o years of age. dark hair, with black (. loth 1 overcoat, black under ooat. and black pantaloons. His appearance waa gentoei. Verdict, death by drowning. Police Intelligence. , Jinothfr yiitim of tht Si a Shot ?We have the painful outj to annoup'-- ?nother vietln of the sluug j flint practise. which at Oty of late to have been car- J ritd cd to an aariuing rxteut in tbla elty, and, Strang* to say, it ia only once in a while that these rarcala are detected and punished. We h?ve now toreiate that Thomas Hadden, has just been ariestcd en a charge of inflicting a blow with a j tlurg shot on the head of a man bjr the name of John Kehce, breaking a bole in his skuli, from the rflects of which Keboe is now remaining insensible, R and given up by the first surgeons in the oity, as be- . yond recovery. The eirou instances whioh led to this . murderous astault are as follow* Three weeks ago laxt Wtdnesday, in the evening, Kehoe was passing aloug Cherry street. in the Fourth ward, when be heard the cries ol help.'- and murder,'' from a man who was. apparently, held down in an alley way by soma parties to rob him. Keboe ponessing great bodily trecgth. being a very large man, pasted up the allev, tcr the purpose of rendering assistance, when be fa * two men beating the one that was down, who . was crying for help. Kehoe at once seized the two , men, who were lets in stature than himself, and by 1 main force threw them into a doorway that was open J near the alley, closed the door, and there detained them until the alarm brought the aid of the polioe. * As toon as asMstanee arrived, the door was opened, and 5 Thomas Hadd?n rushed out with the other, and ? struck Kehoe on the head with a slung shot, whioh is au imtrument railed by that name, being a heavy piaceot lead, round like a shot, covered over with net work, with about twelve inohes of rope attached, with a loop at the end to fasten around the wrist. It was with an instrument of this description that Hadden gave the murderous blow. The blow stunned Kehoe for sometime; but after recovering his senses be went borne, and tba nest day felt considerable pain, but o atiil not enough to prevent his going about his bunlntss; and strange to say, be thua walked about nearly two weeks, with that desperate fracture and hole in his skull, until, finding it begin to effect his reason, he *oonsuited several of the first surgeons in the elty, who r< performed an operation, in order to relieve the pasture that wa? occasioned on the brain, by the inden- ? ttttion aL< fracture. The piece of skull was out ont and an issue instituted, but without success, a* tha poor man beinme etupified and Insensible on Monday J3 morning, a week ago. and has not spoken sin<:e. nor ^ has be lasted a particle of food. We visited tberesi- " dence of this peor fellow on Saturday last, and there 11 beheld one of the most awful rights the reader conld po.?- e1 sibly imagine. The friends of Kehoe bad him seated on a sofa, it being impossible to keep him in bed , and tbtrehewas, and had been, for several days, (since 1 Monday,) passing out af one spasm into another, tak- n ing two or three men to bold him, all the time, his eyea * cpen, bearing a glnisy appearance, and rolling bhck- 11 wards and forwards with great rapidity ; his mouth " m-unl,n1iM?l'.< A,mtr.rt~A Km ./,?..,l.l.. a oil almost choking with phlegm, continually rising in ^ Ms threat ; tbe twitching of the nerves distartlnj; his countenance. occasioned by the pressure on th? bmin, was truly horrible to witness. This man b^ara an amiable character among bis friends, a? a proof of which, on last Saturday. a week ago, be made bis will, being a man of some little property. and was then asked if he bore any animosity gainst the man who struck him H? said, " No, none at all, and may God forgive him." Kehoei* a man of ?0 years of age, a native ct Ireland, (and has a wife and two children to moura bis loss) and not.quite two n:< nths in the city having come to thi? oountry at ths solicitation of a friend, to put up provision* for exportation It would be well to lay something about the Hadden family. About five or six years ago. this Tom Madden and bis brother .Iim were shout eighteen or nineteen years of age. and with their mother they opened a grocery f tore in Leonard street, near Orange. 0 and were flrst brought under cognisance of the police for ^receiving and buying stolen property from thieves. There was scarcely a day but what oue of th,'?e 01 Haddens was before the magistrate on charges of assault *" and battery, receiving stolen goods, or rubbing some T drunken man who was entioed Into their store; Anally, tbey were caught on a charge of buying a lot of stole? butter, tried, convloted, and sentenced to the penttentiai y for a long term After the expiration *f this T sentence, they were constantly before the Police Ma- '* gi*trate. under charges of various olfeuces. Jim was *' ultimately oonvlcted of a robbery, and U now doing the Siate service In the prison at Sing Sing. T"m, " however, being rather more cunning and fortunate, opened an emigrant boarding hou?-e Cherry street, ^ and procured froao the Mayor a license as au emi- 'I grant runner; but nevertheless, was always in troilt 'S( and rows, and the terror of many who knew hlin. Kelt ; new la prison, committed by Justioe BleakHly.aeai'.inc | the result of the injuries initiated ou Keuos, aad the decision of the Core ner's Jury. to Jliirit of a I Intel Thief.? Officer Cummlngs. one of the ( bief'r aids, stationed at the steamboat landings in "4 the flist ward, arretted, on Saturday evening, a nan by I1' the rams of P H. O'trauder alias Win Klrby. on a H< charge of attempting to rob the Atlantic Hotel. It I(> appears hat Mr. Anderson, the proprietor, discovered d" this tblef peoreted in one of the upper rooms, evidently with intent to steal. The officer took him into cui tc<ty. aud, on rearching his person, some twenty pawn ticket* were found, consisting of gold leplrm watches, la: coats, pantaloons, vests, and various other articles, all tH of which are, bejond a doubt, the proceeds of different nn r> liberies, lor which owners are wanted. Justice McUrath committed the accused for afurther hearing ?t I iolenl Jinault.?A black man by the name of John 1* Blair, was airested yesterday, and brought before tin niepbtrate. or a charge of violently a??aulting a white '? nau. named hd*ard Dowdican. in Kim street, by ' ' iiitticting a severe wound on the forehead and eve b? aith a brick, 'lie ermplainant was unable to -d< ?i.d mske the complaint. The negro was .locks*, -< V.r examination. s' /.'(rriitfig Stolen Gomlt ?Officer Oardner arrested J' )eM? rday 1 wo men, by the names of K.dward Kennedy itid John Hegan. on a charge of receiving goods stolen t* 'rim the fire In Park How. Several loafing thieves were hteught In. for stealing at the lire, and oommltted for t,W- N Nkw 7.ta\.asv.?An nrrival with paper* of Angurt US. from Wellington New Zealand furnishes n* irith the following : ?Ths missionary brig John Wesley, *' l aptain Buck, arrived in port on Wi d net day morn- -1' ing, from the Friendly Isles the only group at which he touched ainee her departure hence. She brings on other new*, except that In April a Uriiflo huril- 71 ih?p ?w?-pt thm lovely Inland*. leaving tb? uutortunat^ ' 11 nalive, without thelter or food. King (ieerge hat *e>?t lo (JoTertxr ttrey lot torn* hortud cattle, and to "4fierA ha ha* wrlltea crdcr* tor tea, oolTia, qpg*r, M,?ur, iMlhefDwire, f nd r!< thing ci ? ? \ TtiLMiK.irillC kl CongrewUonal, ' 11 I u.*, Dm. IT, 1441. CoBgrvM will re-aasemble on Mon day, bat it 1* ?o I ti fly ilicit* will he hdv Mmh of Importance trans 1 I aoted until after tb? holiday*. ' I The OIilo L?gitl?tarc. I CoLU MBUHt Uoo. IS IMS. II The Senate, u i hare already informed yoa, i* bo i in eewion to d?y. In the House, the whig* bad uod? || conxidtration a preposition of Mr. Townsend, upoi ^ which there wit* a lengthy debate ; finally it wae re jected. The select committee of tit? was appointed t consider and rrport upon the *tate of affairs now ex ieting. They will probably make a report on Monday The whig* continue to occupy the left of th speaker's ohalr, a'id the democrats the right. Th democrats, though wearied with long watching, stil occupy their seats, night and day, wi'.hout aJjoarn meet. The Cms and Butler electors are endeavoring to ai the tfforta to effect an orgauix?r| >n of the House, bu each organisation se?ms as far distant no* as aver. Interchaiigv of Civilities between Uencra Taylor and Mi*. Clay. Cincinnati, Deo. 17, 184S. We learn that Mr. Clay has invited General Taylo to partake of thd hospitalities of his home at Ashland when the General is on his way to Washington. Oea Taylur, also, has in rited Mr. Clay to spend a week witl him at Baton ltouge. Louisiana, during the winter.It li thfl IntftnklAI) nf Mp PUw tA wlot* IMaar n.laa. shortly, and it is probable that he will aooept O oner a Taylor's invitation. Marriage of Major IIUm t j th? Daughter ol Uencial Taylor. Baltimohk, Deo. 17,1848. The New Orleans Picayunt contains an annoanc* nent of the marriage cf Major W. W. S Blim to Mia Elisabeth Taylor, daughter of the President elect. Reported Existence of Um Cholera la Baltimore* Baltimore, Dko. 17, 1848. There are rumors in circulation that cases of cholera have occurred In this oity ; but there is no raliabia evidence of the fact. Re-clcrtlon of Judge Butler to the Senate, Wasiiirfutoiv, Deo. 17, 184S. The Hon. A. P. Butler has been re-elected a Senator in Congress, for the State of South Carolina, for six years, from the 4th cf March, 1849. Loss of the United btatea Steamer Dragoa Baltimore, Oeo. 17,1848. The United States Steamer Dragon waj lost at the mouth ot the llio Grande, on the 2tiih ult. Her oarg? was all saved. Lieutenant Tilde n and the Murder of Mr* Schoolcraft. Baltimore, D?c. 17, 1848. The New Orleans Picayune oontai us a card, signed t>y the offloers of the court, at Sault St. Marie, exonerate g.Lieutenant Tilden from th? charge of murder ng Mr. Schoolcraft. XnarkrU. PlTTtBVBOH, Des. 10, 1818. The flour market is steady, out not active; the danaud is contined to avail lots tor city consumption, nd holders are flrui at previous quotation*, and buyers lave little disposition to operate. In ><rain, modera'a al>t were made at S'Js. Corn remains unchanged, >ut dull. Provisious?In baoon. 1 hear of nothing loiug to-day; sales could not be efteoted except at loncessiots Groceries- Sales of mjlasaes to a fair 'Stent at 31c Small sales of sugar at the previous jrices. Hogs-Sales of 1 200 at yesterday's rates. The weather is pleasant. Cincinnati, Deo. 10.1814. Pork 1? firm. No change lu pr;cen joD? itin of Urhrt at $U 75. IIog??Considerahte en'e* h*Te been uade at last quotation*, with f.iir <l<*m?ad and firm >ilcfi. Cheens?Moderate sales of W.*tern ReserT*, iclectfd for shipment, at 11'40. Tlie Hclt natd ?liiali lie lie U." Dublin, Not. 80th, 1848. IlMKI OOIIION EKNNETT, Ediiok ok imk Nkw YorkHkrald:? Sir :-By the interference of the American Minister ,t London. I am, after one hundred and sixteen days uiprUonment. released. Thanking you for your noice of my position, I desire tn say that I am In ^ood lealth and spirits, and lore th? British KOTcrnment as auch an 1 did before I raw the inilde of Newgate, my econd Republican college. llcepeo'fullj . yonr ohd't eerv't, JAV1KS BERGEN, of New York City. Not in Nkwgatk, Dithlin, Not. 30th, 1848. JamfsGordon Bknnkt r, E?ij.-Sir : ? Vou flnd thiit liitifh insoleuce hue crouched before determination, an dieckargfd from prison, and am obiged to leave he kingdom within thre* * tk?. or pity a tine of lira unJred*. I am au aliea. you w 11 peroeive, a ad m obltped to leave the kingdom without being vllowd to tianmot the business I came for. I sha.l noon e a^aiu in the land of the mars and striped. Hurrah >r the American republic. 1 am sir. your obed't serv't, RICHARD K. RYA*. One 'Week Later from the Urnslla and Montevideo. Oar intelligence from Rio cle Janeiro is to the 27th f October inclusive. Annexed la the news:? Things appeared quiescent, and the interest felt in .uropeau aiiairs is paramount over mere looal ocourIMM Accounts from the River Date are as bad as might e expected. Mr. Southern had arrived at Bueno* lyrm and it is said he was to laud the next day (the th tf Oot ;) but as to his reaeption, or the good h# say do, few people are sanguine. The oase of the arcllnian Charge d'.Affair* is rather ominous?his olice to quit being reduced to tifteen days, instead of bitty day*, because he presumed to make some remcnllatice to Rosas. Ad expedition was preparing in Buenos Ayres, said d be for Paraguay, but the ehanoes are strong that lio Otanda will be the peint aimed at, by way of juarit-g accounts with Brazil. At Montevideo everybingwaa poverty and wretohednass, the ra.sing of lie blockade having taken away their trade, and* 'ill allow ue vessel to enter, that has presumed to call t this excommunicated spot. The Kren.ih Admiral as landed tour hundred man. to protect the.inne: nee, which look* like a oootinuance or support ia tiat quarter; and the French are very short sighted if hey do not taxe advantage of our stupidity to gat osiessiuu of a place that w>>uld b * of so much imp jrance to their maritime and oomuieroial interests. ] he import trade here was getting luto a queer fit; he Knglieh houses stick to their " convenha," or greemi nt not to sell buton certain terms of payment, c.; lew sales were effected, and goods aooumulata in lie custom- house, which Is literally ohoked up, and Dmewhere about 60.000 packages oi fine goods wera bere, wbilrt there * a* also a stock at the merchants' lores,that cannot find purchasers. The consequence met sooner or later entail great faorltioes, and. u oless Lch rales are mat'e fur bilis or cash, .-ven they will ting no comfort or relief to the holders of good-i. Tea tot is, all pari lea here have yet to pu> the penalty of vertrading. The slave trade languishes awhile in the absence of lie demand for slaves; steamers and sailing vessels are nnsiantly in motion; a laige steamer has just returnit from the c?atit with a full cargo, and also a sailing rssel with about 1.100 slaves on board. .Some 100 aves were eel*.d by thu government whilst in a iunob, and confiscated to the una of public works. Tonnage continued abundant, and freights low.? he wet weather has prevented supplies of ooffea oomig down from tha country. J-.xchange steady at bout 24d. fcxehange 23>?, with every probability of its beoozn* ig mere lavorable tor the Braxllihns. 1'iiu news from Montevideo is to the 10th of Met. ^l?'4 end ao>?. No intelligence had traailred. up to that date, as to the reception oi Mr. jutbern, the British Plenipotentiary. All persons tt ing nurchaudiro to Bend to Buenns Ayres, It is ratle that they should l>? consigned to that port rect, as Kosa? hud prohibited most strictly any ship uching at Montevideo from entering lluenos Ayres. Three hundred and fifty troops from the Krenoh nndron have be?n landed at Montevideo by thn noli AdiMiai. 10 proieei inn imvn, ana sir i aomu fil.nt wm applied to, to land a torCH fr<"n hid rijuadd. but, he mi* uo danger to warrant that step, and Willi. Dirrouiit* continue at 0 to pnr e<?nt. K.xohanne? he rlouli k Uan*actloim on tbe 13th ? > ! 14th, were at \ and 24; from t ho 16t,i to 23d littlo was done, bat a Ir amount has since btcn negotiated ft 24, tlie qnotion at the c'ote of biihlnese yesterday, whea the nrket wan very tirui. IttfiT Plate hill* ti.?v? been p%s?at 24V,. Upon Hatnburtfh,bill* have been negotiate! 720. and upon Marseille* at 896 Slock Is scarce, and tirm at our quotation* Specie ?Bu#tnc*i has b*en ultrd. which, tcgather with the arrival of a few (bound doulloobrt. ai.da firmness io theexchaug", caiu?<l H |||M lo deollle. arid seTeral parcel* h?i? changed 11)i)? at 31 fiiOo to ill J.2C0, principally at 31 *350. In illars ?nmn tmnmotiins have occurred at 2fU20 to 036. The lant rale of sovereigns wai at !>f82i?. i*r??- Bank have bten sold nt tin I ft. Omnibus ? t> and 126$. l o.T.tRier, 2 P. M., Oct. 27.?jC23,C00 have been ken by the Treasury at 2?d. Court Cnti iiilnr Title Day. Cim t it t on*t,? 1.0 2?i, 32, 38, 43, 47, C4, 76,77, 82, I, 64, 80, 87, 88, 89, SO. 11, 12. surritina (Jorni.?26, 50, 83, 86, 10">, 117, 118, 1J7, 8, IS*;, l;?7, 147, 150, 14, 0, 238, 7, 38, 79, 10O, 1(16, 109, , 16,230, 124, 138, IS, 34, 39, 10H. 2, 2f>, 142, lift, 6, 40, I, 61, 11, 116, 69, 117, ev, 76, 68, 134, 06, 102,143, , V6. ioMMon Pi.r.*?.?lft Tart.?ft#, 69, 61,67,71,75,77, t,81,88 2d Part.-138, 134. 152, 154, 156,158, 160, JO 168, 170, 178, 138, 76, 4, lo, 12, 16, 24,40, 62, 54,76, , 1, 82, 88, lift, W3, 102, 104, 112,116, 122, 8, 100, 161. Gen. Wool, of the U. S. Army, i.< in Taunton, n a visit to bi* brother In law, lion kttncli BayUf*.