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

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 19, 1848 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Worthwrit corner of Kallou and Nassau its. JAMES UORIMIK BKNfc'KTT, TROl RIETOR. THE DAILY HLH-U-D.?Thre, editi-M ever* <t n y.tm rente mer copy- J>7 ii yer annum, The itUK.\lXli ElJlVHtN i( pubUt\id at itfclnck A V . iitul distributed Mere breakjatt; {*? Jcr?r AFTERSOUS EDITION ciu be had of the neiothoy at 1 o'clock P. and the ?<wW AFTERJiOON EDITION at tH o'clock. TH* H'EEKLY HERALD?Hrrrj S itunlay, for cirrula fern (Ml the American i -o*t**'U?b '4 rent! Iter ropy, (3 12 per annum, fctrry ite.im uicktt day, for European circulation, $f. per toinelude the pottape The European edition trill (x printed in the French a ru! Euulith language*. ALL LET1 r.RS by nad. for eubecriptiaita, or trith tidrrrNMmnti.lo bepott paul, or rne pottage wiU fw deducted from VOLT'S TAR V CORRESPOSUESCE. containing important new. toitrifed from any quarter of the world, \fu*ed,toill be Mberalh paid for. AD\ KkTISKMLXTS, (rcwiml every tornmf, and to h I pvblmhed htk mommy and aftomoon edition*.)at retwomible i price*; t* be written ui a fU.iin, Uyxblt manner; the proprietor ! not re*fOH*ible for error* in m.inu*crivt. NO SOTICS lukrn of anonyttMu* remtnuniciihont. W'Aiiieoer u intended for imertion mutt be authenticated by Ike name and addret* of the vriter; not nteettarily for publication, but a* a guaranty of hie good faith. We cannot return rejected FRISTLSli of all hind* executed beautifully and withdetKitch. Order* received at the <Ifice, corner of Vulton and an streets. The HKKAJ-D ESTABLISHMENT u open throughout the night a* well a* dny. AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. BOWERY Ylir ATRE, Bowfry?Tub Lion or tub 1 Hoi * m thi M aii.?<jou> timcki-DiireiNO ?y Ciocca A.M> NBBL BROADWAY THEATRE, Bruntw?t? I'md l>?'Thi IIohr yom'i l'litri lt Ar>c?s -Pooh I'ii.uoodhy. NATIONAL THEATRE Ch*tMm Bqoue? Pixabbo?Joah or Abo -Ommbii Bl'BTON'S THEATRE. OhAmhen itreet? Bri-a.h or Pno , s* - fl.ii.il Bmu-Vl'nk-ii ?'? limiia: broadway circus, ncM Sprint etreet?hvUTHiiK- I on, Jtc. mechanics* hall Broadway, nrsar Broome?cu hitt'i Hikjtbdj? KnuoriAx Bineins. mclodkon ?yieokcia SiRtniDini. society library?cawhkix'* Himtidj. zoological fnbtitdtr Bowery?Yaw ambub?h'? U/.AHD UxAAfcEBIC. KTTTTTSANT 1MTTTTTE, Broadway, near Bleeckar (tree! ; -Nk'W Om 8kk IN ADKKf1 KtKJOPZAW CORCKBTa. Niw York, Tuesday, Uecembtr 10, 18418. Actual Circulation of tl>? U?rald, Dec. 18, Monday 21,072 oopiea. The publication of the Hera Id commenced yesterday at 30 minute* i>a?t 3 /clock, and finished at 30 minutes past 0 o'olock. Circulation of (lie other Ltadlng Morning .Journals, Courier and Enquirer, (daily) 4.800 Journal of Commerce 4 800 Express 3.600 Tribune. 11 500 Aggregate 21,600 Errors in tfae above estimate will be corrected on ; adequate authority. Preparations for Ike New President, Our private accounts from Washington are of a very interesting character, and withal very amusing, to far as relate to the incoming administra ' tion of General Taylor. We understand that the whig leaders, members of Congress, and whig oflice seekers congregating at Washington, are now busy, night and day, in both houses, on the hill and in the hollow, in the hotels and in the tavrrns, making every arrangement for the selection of a cabinet for General Taylor, and for the appointment of all oflice seekers who may have claims to fat places, so as to save all trouble and all ihought to the new President, when he reaches Washington. Our Washington correspondent? have already m? ntioned the names of several deserving pollti- j cinns from the whig ranks, who are getting up recommendations for particular offices, and prepar- i jng the way lor their applications, as soon as the j next fourth of March shall hiive passed and gone. 1 Foreign missions and consulates are exciting the attention of the great end little politicians throughout the land. Home offices, from cabinet members down to door-keepers, are beginning to be assorted and arranged, even before the inauguration I of General Taylor, or before he shall possess the j power of bestowing what is placed in hie hands by the constitution. Let us come to particulars. During the last few ' weeks, we have seen a variety of names mentioned for cabinet minis-ters. From time to time we i have given those as they appeared in the papers. I The following, however, has been freshly issued at | "Washington, and has in it tome names which the previous lists did not contain. We give it for what it is worth, as the latest version of the new j cabinet Secretary of State? Reverdy Jnbnwn, of Maryland. Secr?tary of the Treasury?John C. Spencer, of N<* York. Secretary of War?James Gadsden, ef South C?rolis*. Secretary of the Nary?Joseph K. Ingersoll, of PennrylTitla Poctmaeter General?Robert C. Wlnthrop. of Mautehraette. Attorney General?S 8. Prentiss, of Louisiana. What authenticity may be attributed to this ?>rngrrtwim< we do not know ; but aa far a9 we can understand the position of General Taylor, and the principles which are to regulate his conduct, we believe it is not a matter of very great importance who hia cabinet may be, provided they are the same class of intelligent and respectable persons whose names have app eared in the numerous list* which have heretofore been published. He will, without doubt, select them before the fourth of March; but if, in a few months, this cabinet should not suit him, or the persons composing it shoal J turn out to be different sort of men from what he had expected, it will be easy for General Taylor to remove them as quietly as he appointed them. He might, indeed, take a new set of men every b'ix months, if necessary: and we d? not doubt but that the country would support him against any cliques of disappointed politicians among the wh'g ranks The peoplp elected htm for President oecause they had confidence in his determination, virtue and integrity. His cabinet will notexerci?e the executive power ; they will merely attend to the practical duties, under his guidance, which the 1 awe and the conftitution have allotted them. This la o ne idea ol cabinet making and cabinet m&noging, and we shall see in a year or so how nesr we come to the mark. Ab respects removals and appointments to the offices, it is very probable that General Tjylor has his own notions: and those notions, we suspect, will be found to correspond more with the timey o'' Washington and .Hti'-rson, than with those of Gen. Jackson and Cant. Tyler. Our cotemporary, Col. Webb, it ib BHid, has been very busy at Washington obtainingendorsements from membersof Congres $ for the appointment of minister to Berlin?sal try $9,?)0, outfit $!t,000.. There may be no reasonable objection to Colonel Webb's aspirations, and he may be just as fit for such a post as many others who arc now abroad; but the system of procuring a long list of endorsements for some particular office, from members of Congress, or politicians, looke veiy much like sn attempt atcoercingOne. ral Taylor under the threat of " TyWizing"' hm. Such a 8) stem we are persuaded would be " l>*ttcr honored in the breach tlun the observance." We Hre much disposed to think that the new President will take a not very opposite view of this and smilar modes of forcing pumpkins to grow to tiemrndous sizes on very short notice. Indeed, according to all accounts in Washington, many of the whig lenders have taken the business of the incoming administration upon their own hands, and will have every thing arranged in relation to the policy and appointments ol the new President long before he thall have crossed the Alleghames'and the probability is, that when General Taylor shall arrive upon the banks of the Potomac, he nay find to his surprise? if not to his satisfaction? that the busy-bodies about the halls of Congress have qmte settled eveiy thing for the next four years, and that (?!d Rough and Ready will have nothing to do but sign his name, toast his shins< and go to bed at sun down, in the White House, lor the full term of lus Presidency. n KFOKTIHQ T1IK DkIUTES OF Co*QR**S?Til? | proposition which we recently made to the House ot Representative?, and which wis subsequently referred to the Committee on Printing, "ffsring, for a cf r ain amount, to report iu lull, and print, and | ublish daily, the proceedings of that branch ot the legislature, has attracted a good deal ot attention, not only in the House of Representatives, but among the newspaper press throughout the country. The subject, however, seems but very imperfectly understood by the newspaper pro. prietor* and editors without the limits of Washington and New York. After a little further consideration and discussion of its merits, we have no doubt but its advantages will be fully appreciated in al! quarters, and that some preliminary action will be :aken upon it, during the present session, even if nothing positive should be accomplished. In the mean time, the proprietors of other papers have also made proposals to the Ilou?e of Representatives, of a similar nature. Among these we perceive that the proprietors of the Morning Ex;>rrut of this city, have entered the lists?which bid has brought out the Evening tost, with considerable violence, in denunciation of the whole project. The following well reasoned reply we give ?? Ltiitdi fi-Am mif rtiifflninnmrr flip nf ni, icufciu iiviu uui Uviv...rv.?v, ? / ' * v' 9 yesterday:? The Erming Post, noticing a bid of the co- partner of the ErpresM newspaper for printing the debates of Congress. takes occasion to say:? ' Otc of tbi? Urn, James ind Frnstus Brooks, is a member eleot of Coi prtit. He pTelu<le? his otTn-ial duties by asking ten thoararii dolbrn from the puLHo treasury. What will he do when he p-jd in'o hiB scat, ifbis eyes are turned tlim ?*r!y on the publio chest r i.. The member elect" knew nothing of the bid till his oo-partner in Washington made it-but as he ia not a member of this Congress, he could see no impropriety in making the bid. or If there were to be such a bid at all. why at any time bo should be excluded from a publio offer in it We do act, however, concur with the I'oit. nor with many other pap*rs. in lecturing members of the House of Representatives for desiring to have full and aocurate reports of the doings of the House of Representatives? wbea they never can be had in Washington, unless they are paid for No newspaper tbere.and none any where, unless sustained by a large rcmmerclal patronage, can undertake to report and print. In full, the transactions and oeeehes of a legislative body, unless it is paid for it The oost of reporting is great, but the cost of printing yet greater:?and the two combined will sink any paper lu Washington, unless largely supported by the publio treasury. That it is of importance to members of Congress, and to the ceuntry at large, to have a fall and complete reoerd of every thing raid and done, in both hourea of Congress, no reflecting man can well doubt. The city of Washington is but a small city, and the attendance of strangers upon Congr?ea is small? and the country at large, therefore, can learn nothing of what is done there but through the public press. The Washington correspondents in part supply what is nteded; but only in part?for what is really wanted Is not the spirit alone but the record of congre"soinal doings. The spirit answers. It is true, for the great body ef the people; but it is not what such a country os ours is entitled to. All other attempted reports. (except those made in Washington,) with occasional except ions, when extraordinary efforts have been made, have been but caricatures, in tbe main disowned by all the parties represented in them Members of Congress, then, naturally enough demand that they bs fairly aed fully represented before tho pub'.lo; and the only way in which it can be done, Is for Congress to \ pay for it, directly, as for foTty years, it has been indi1 rectly paying, in printing jobs fastened on the public I treasury; and what it has paved by nutting tho public printing out to contract, will ten times over pay tbe reporting of congressional proceedings. In making a contract for reporting congressional , proceedings. Congress ought to guard against loop'ul ! tion frrm without and within Official documents. ! wtlch the print?-r is at liberty to publish or not. such i as messages to Congress from the President, ought not j to be paid for. nor sheuld members of Congress be permitted, after Congress adjourns, to publish such | Fjteecbes as Mr. Benton published against Gen. Keari ny, and such as Mr. Westoott lately put forth. The ; contract ought to compel the publication of all the speeches tbe morning after their delivery, or else leave the speech-makers to pay for the publication, at theli own expense. The view presented here, and the reasoning of 1 our cotemporary, appear very fair in reference to the general objtct of reporting. We concur in the >v;. iiiauuai ui into aiuuc 111 ir|ii)r iu uic Evening Port, and we hope that the members of the House of Representatives will give it that atlion which it merits. The Nctt- York Herald and New York Express are, thus far, the only competitors that have made any proposals of this kind to the House of Representatives. Of course, in making b selection as to the organ best calculated to carry out the object tn view, the Printing Committee will naturally decide according to the circulation, capabilities, and reputation ot the two journals; and we are perfectly satisfied that legal evidence, on oath, should be demanded by the committee on these points, and quite willing to abide the result of their decision. This is the system now adopted by the Post Office Department in advertis ng letters which have not been called for; and in pursuance of it, the New York Herald and another paper, were, in consequence of their large circulation, appointed the official organs of the Post Office Department. To be the official organ, however, fo r reporting the debates of Congress is a very different thing from advertising uncalled for letters. It requires enrpt of well-trained and intellectual men, in various departments, and the most powerful physical agencies and appliances, to execute such an undertaking with that efficiency which will give satisfaction to the honorable body in whose service they may be engaged, and meet the requirements and expectations, not only ot the intelligent population of this great republic, but the earnest ana anxious enquiries of the strugging nations of Europe and the world. Ability, however, to do this in an efficient and satisfactory manner, is not the only requisite.? There must also be the means to circulate and extend these reports, so as to make them accessible to the great bulk of our own people, and foreign nations. Now, on this point, our respected cotemporary, the Kxprttt, in an article intended as ex. ceedingly severe against us, wishes the public to believe that its circulation reaches nearly 11,000, implying, no doubt, that it reaches that amount, including its daily, semi-weekly and weekly issue. That may or may not be the case. We did not make such a general statement. We confined ourselves merely to its daily circulation: and we reiterate what we stated before, that this ranges from three to five thousand, more orles??but averaging about 3.500. If, however, we take the general is. sue of the Express, as t'.e number claimed by our cotemporary, and estimate the daily and the weekly circulation in the same way, we shall have, even without a semi-weekly paper,'which?we do not ls-ue, ar.d which our cotemporary does?an amount exceeding 40,000 copies, end sometimes reaching nearly 50,000. Our daily issue, at present, and for a long time past, averages 21,000 or 22,000, and not unlrei;uently the daily issue nearly reaches :i0,f oo. This statement is not put forth in the spirit o( boasting. It is the simple, unexaggerated truth which can be at ar ytnne proved on oath, or by personal inspection ; and we respectfully submit) it is one which should not be overlooked by the honorable Committee on Printing, should they for a moment think of putting our amiable and respected cotemporary in the balance with ourselvci. With respect to our capability to furnish verbatim reports, we do not intend to say anything Tbe columns of the JVeip York Herald for the last h:ii |i.iiir, uhu iiic wiu> aj'icuu n^'iuniiuu ?vc unvt mined forth? fullness and accuracy of ourreports, lendtrtbis quite supetfluous. We were tin* first ?ho established a well organized system of giving veibutim reports of speeches in tins country, and we have at the present time a more talented and efficient roi;>.< of reporters in our employment, than any do/en papers in the wiio!c (Txiion?all put together. Jn concurring, therefore, in the above statement ol our honorable and ainaible cotemporary, the /-.'.r. )>rrf, we have thought it pto|>er to subjoin our statement of the matter, which can be verified 111 any sntisfactoiy way the Committee on Printing may require. Mr. Coi.t.ins' Liveri'Ooi. Steambm.?The two mngnificent steamer? winch are now almost completed for Mr. Collins' Liverpool line, will be launched in the early part of Jaatiary. They are to be let off simultaneously from the yards of their respective builders. The Gold DiscoTnrm?Ri-osoanrtatioii op < in* Navy ?The discoveries of the gold mines in ? California, the probable construction of a nr-ans of 1 coir municatioa between the Atlantic and the Pa- ] cific, combined with the extensive commerce that j will no doubt soon spring up between Ana and , lnd 1a and our Pacific coast, and between the Pd- ] cific and Atlantic, and thence with liurope, bring before the imagination a picture of prosperity thu i ti almost startling. In order to protect this commerce and our rights, in those distant regions, it ' will be necessary to increase our steam marine to ' a very great extent. To avoid war, we must in crease that arm of defence as rapidly as our com- 1 merce increas* s, and be prepared at all times to uce..rt rtnr n nrhfj nr?vpnf if rwwatltl* inuipu. a r\A rromj>tly punish aggression, should any be offered to our Aug or our people. This is clearly the dictate of wisdom. Vessels depending on the wini , alcne will not answer the purpose?we must conBtrjct a powerful steam marine, composed of vr> ^els capable of canving a respectable armament, and ready, at a short warning, to be converted 'nto formidable vessels of war. In fact, a complete and radical re-organization of our navy, on the basis of steam, as t mode of propulsion, will soon be needed, and must, within a comparatively short time, be effected, if we desire to remain at peac? with the world, and at the -name time maintain a dignified position among the nations of the world. The re-organization of our navy will call for a re-organization of the course of instruction that has been pursued in the service. The tactics, to a great extent, must be changed, and a perfect acquaintance with the sea steam-engine and all its varied combinations and appurtenances, ought to be acquired by every officer. The English have steadily been increasing their steam marine for a numberol years past; and, with the view of making it as efficient as possible, the Board of Admiralty have lately determined that, in future, a know- < ledge of the principle and application of the steam- 1 engine shall be deemed a necessary qualification , for all midshipmen, before they can be allowed to 1 pass for the rank of lieuteuant. *We would desire to see a similar change made in our system ; and ( we think that it would add very much to the effi- 1 I ciency of our national steam marine, if it were , established. The time is fast appioaching, when nations wil' ] have to depend almost exclusively on steam ves- 1 sels for the maintenance of their honor and the protection of their rights. The recent discoveries in California, and the consequences to which they will lead, render it incumbent on the United States to have a powerful navy of this description; and, in order to make it as efficient as possible, every officer should be qualified, in case ol emergency, to act as engineer, and direct the power which would propel these vessels. We command thi suggestion to Congress and the Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Forrest am> American Dramatic Liter.*.ti'RK.?It will be recollected that in .Tune, 1S17, Mr. Edwin Forrest, the great American tragedian, offered a premium of three thousand dollars for the first, and of one thousand dollars for the second best, original drama that might be furnished h'un by American dramatic writers. It seems by a card which lias just been published in a Philadelphia paper, that he has received a large quantity of original manuscripts, and the following is his decision on that interesting bundle of dramatic litera, ture:? Ptm.ADEt.rHiA. Dee 7,18IS Dear SirI have just finished reading the l%rge number of MSS with which my countrymen have faTfred me, in consequence of certain proposals made by me 1b Jnne, 1847. Anion* all the play* which have been presented to me. I do not find one that I ould yentnie to put upon the stage?but as your tragedy of "Mahcmmed'' has been determined upon as worthy of the second prize, Inasmuch as it Is considered tapeilor to all the others a* a dramaMo poem. I herein enclose you a chock for the aum of one thousand dollars. It Is my intention to visit Baltimore in a few days, when I hope to bare the plaaaura of making your persona] acquaintance. With sentiments of the highest esteem, I am, my dear sir, Voure, wttry truly, KDWI.V KORKHST. Oko. H. Miles, Ksq., Bsl'lmore. This >8 a very strange and curious note. Mr. For. rest is a great actor, and ought to be something of a judge of dramatic literature: yet we have the force of his great name to sustain the opinion that there is not a dramatic genius in the country capable of writing n trBflre/tu tit !.l be nut unnn fhp at aim I = o?/ ? - ! -r I I What has become of the first, for which he offered ; three thousand dollar*, Mr. Forrest does not say I but the one thousand dollar prize lor the second ! bf st, it seems, is merely presented to Mr. Geo. H. : Mike, of Baltimore, by way of favor, in conse. | ijuence of his tragedy being a very good dramatic > poem, although unfit for the stage. The letter of j Mr. Forrest addressed to Mr. Miles, of Baltimore, j appears to be unsatisfactory and mysterious, and we think the numerous authors of the lirge number of manuscript which they sent to him, should ; ut once make arrangements for publishing their , productions, in order that the public may ascertain | whether Mr. Forrest is as superior a dramatic ; critic and literary judge, as he is an actor and tragedian. Mr. Forrest, in his decision, and the termg ' in which he has conveyed it, has certainly given a much greater blow to the reputation of dramatic literature in this country, than his recent card was calculated to produce on the reputation of Mr. Macready, or any other competitor. We hope to see the mystery involved in this singular Ifterary coup d" 6tat disclosed and explained to the public. Theatrical and Musical. Bowr rt Thkatff..?The prodaotion of a nsw drams by 11 err Driesbacb, In which more wonders wars to b? en. acted by him, attracted an Immense audience last even. I log; norwere they disappointed; for a more remarkable exhibition baa never been presented to the pabllo The ; pleoe itself being written for the purpose of intro" ducing the animal*, will scarcely bear much criticism. The story la founded on incidents in the war of incur| eion by tee French into Algiers, and Araba and Frensh soldier* form the principal | dram aft? person*. H?rr j Driesbacb personates an Arab, who has a wonderful eontrol over wild animals, and thus introduce* his bract* on the stage. There i* a eoene where the tiger : and be have a regular rough and tumble tight; another, i where be drive* hi* lion across the stage harnessed to a chariot; and in the final sc-n?. the whole collection | of his animal* are shown on the stege in their large c*?e. which the Herr enters, and then goes through a number cf fraU with tbem, such as making the panther play with him, the tiger jump on hi* shoulders. Hiid- finally, be adjust* a mort original bed, viz: a lion for bi* mattress, a tiger for his pillow, and such small fry as ferocious leopards for hi* coveting-the curtain fails win-n this tableau I* complete The farce of the I ' Secret,''Ciccra and Neii n dancing, and the beautiful drama of " The Gold-Seekers." msde tip the perfYvrvr.a Of th* nf in thla I ft* t piece. we rball have more to Ray hereafter. The tame bill will l>e repeated thla evening Btoaipwav Thi atrc ? Co'cmin'i popular comedy en* titled ''The Peer (ientlrman,'' wan performed here laat evening, befora ft highly fashionable and erowdad | houpe. The part of Sir Robert Bramble, by Mr. Iilake 1 waa personated with excellent effeot. and Mill K. Wallack. an 1 mily Worthington, acquitted hercelf with much cievernepa. The piece went olT well. After the com* dy, a dramatic poem, on the loan of the ahip ()c ian Monarch, was delivered l>y Mr. i>yott with able effect, lie waa repeatedly applauded aa be proceeded, and at the conclusion there w( re loud cilia and cheera far tbe gallant aalltr. Frederick 'dene. who waa pre-ent on invitation. lie repeatedly bowed from tb<j box where he had been ailtiDg. and rereral of the audieuqe. not feeling ratlKfled. intlu.atci a wlah that he ahould appear on the etage The gallant tar was therefore eon pelled to yield te the recjueat c.f the many admlrera of hi? noble conduct ip connection wi h tbe wreck of tbe Ocean Monarch, and accordingly he made hin app?irance before the curtain, and baring bowed repea'etly, In acknowledgment for tbe cnpip'!m<-ijt, retired, the orcheMra, attbeaan.e time, playirg the; Star Spangled Banner," which hiid a v?ry enlivening effect The whole picceeding waa an iutereating feature in the enteitalnnienta of the evening, and afforded much aatiafaotion to the crowda who were t>re<?<nt. We von 4 lemlnd the many patrons ef thla highly fa>hlonab.e theatre, tbat tbe gnat Oerman nrtiitn, (Jbarle* and A dele HrliLfctock. will appear here fur the firat time tlitfl evening, and that on the evenlnga appropriated to their performance, the prlcca will be raised to one dollar to tbe boxes and parijuette, and flfty centa to the upper tlera and fumily clr-lea. These distinguished profeasora have won tbe highest reputation in their performance on tbe vlrtin and planMorte; and their high fame haa travelled before them here, having received the moat flattering notices from tbe prose. and also tieen awarded the hlgheat praise from all who have heard tkim. The houae, thla evening, will be crowded to exceta. National. THi ATRr.?Mr. J. R. Soott waa received mo?t entburiaatirally. laat evening, at tbia houae, In the character of Julian St Pierre, in Knewlea' play or j " 'IheWife." This play ia grvat favorite of oura, for 1 im IHWi, and that if, that tba Interest of It If not >atir*ly oentrcd on on? character, tost It sffordf foopt 'jr man; of the pprformcrf In It to show tbamialrai t< idTatitagc; and tbU was tba caaa last rvunlog. aa ttu Mattonal company (bona oat to adrantiga In it VI r Karl and a* th? nohl?.m1od?d L)uk? and fond bu* land; Tllton, ?a tbtiDtrlgalng Farrardo, Mlia Meatayer in ibo puif-iumaed Mariana; Kicbardson, Pard?y, Har txrt. and the r*st, all did admirably. Ai tor .dr. Scott i St. I'irrrt-, it va* a good performance: but ttill we hart n bim ill part* ?n likt blm bitter in Ha plav?d toe much in a atjl? more *uit?d to D?n C(0<ar d? Bmn wh thought. tban tba Julian St. Pierre of l< nowles B>'<h*t. a* it may. ht wfT<r. he ?u much anplauded niton's Ferrardo was fine; it in a long part and t?di< oua one, ? should think, to the actor; still Mr. Tiltoi pUiyrd it no/t spiritedly Miss Metayer's Maria a i an very Rood, and ahe wan deservedly applauded. Th rest of the entertainment* passed off tiueiy. Burton's Thkatrk?This attractive place of amuse' ment was filled to a jam last evening, by a remarkablj Intelligent audience, a large portion of which was com pored cftLe prettiest ladies we have witnessed for som< time past. This tight alone is worth all the prioe o: admittance. Th* performance commenced with tbi ' Tragedy Queen," followed by the " Counterfeit Prei-mtn ent." and then oame the laughter moving pieoi called ' ( alifoi cia Gold Mines,*' in which Mr. lohnetot mh Jsoob Eree'e, a New York b'boy," bound to <;al'? fc rn'a, played to the lite, and Mr. Brougham, as Th?dj O'Koodle, represented the wild Irishman to perfection at ihe fame time keeping the house in a constant rom of laughter atthe droll puns and witticismsnr the Irishnan in tearch of gold dust. This pieoe takes exceed I) gly well, ard was evidently the means of drawing a< large an audience-as all are eager to glean every spe cies of newa or information possibly to be had. respect Ing the gold mania, especially those who are on tha eve of leaving this city for the gold digging region Many of these scenes, no donbt. will bs onaoted neai tie gold mines. All we say is, if yeu wish to laugh, gr to Burton's to-night, as a bill is offered that cannot b? f|ualled?the "Breach of Promise," " California Ook Mines," and li Where's Barnum ?" Oo early. Oramd Cowcisiit?Femalk Acadkmv, Bhookltx.? M?d?ni Anna Ultnop. prima aonna a-sanlula rti carituo of the San Carlo. Naplt-a will give her lat<t concert, tbii teasOD, In Brooklyn, on Thursday evening next. Shi rill be aided by the celebrated harpist, Hoohsa. wilt will perform three of his most favorite pieces. Madan Bishop alone is sufficient to attract a large audience for a more perfeotly accomplished vocalist, slnoe th< iijs ot the charmiDg cantalrii e Madam Mall bran, hai cot yet appeared in this country. She will slag th? beautiful and plaintive ballad, ' Ontho Banks of Gv? i&lquiver." composed expressly for her by Balfa together with several other gems from the most familial operas, and the productiona of the beat misters. Th< oitizens of Brooklyn will, no doubt, assemble in largi numbers to hear the sweet intonations of this (jueei of song. Miss Ann s and Ma. Chabi.fs Hohistock.?Theai distinguished artists, of whom we have previously spoken, gave, last evening, a toi<ie muticale, which wa ittendf d by many members of the press and amateurs snd afforded them another opportunity of appreciate the wonderful talent postered by the*e artists. Wi were present at that party, and must oonfess that wi have never been so astonished and pleased as we wen Isst night. Miss Adele Hohnstock, a mignant youni lady, of a very delicate figure, and agreeable manner* performed several pieces on one of Krard's magnlfloen pianos, among whieh was a hemolo, by Scmidt, one o the most difficult morreaux ever written, and gave t It that finish of dnigie and execution, that brilliancy which erchanted all her hearers, for it is the set if high and refined talent She is, to out taste, a most excellent rival of Prudent and Thalberg to wboce school she undoubtedly belongs. As for he brother, Mr. Charles Hohnstock, he achieved wonder with his instrument. We consider him as one of r.h most eminent "stars" that ever crossed the Atlanti and landed on our hospitable shore. To tbe delioac of execution of Artot aud Yieuxtemps, Mr. H adi tbe power of Ole Bull aud Sivnri; and the style li which he performed a 'Souvenir from Hnydn," wa really astonishing, and extremely remarkable. Thl nircp which, to our taste, as well as to that ot oomn< tent judges. is odb of the most difficult ever oomposec was rendered In a manner which drew forth unbou nde applause. surprise. and admiration. The soiree, and* with that duetto from the " Somnambula" so ceW bratcd among us, which wan alno greatly apprecUtec for it was executed in a faultless style. The publi of New York will hare to night a first opportunity < hearing these two musical geniuses, for they unp?s at the Broadway theatre, which, we have no d'jub will be crowded with dilettanti. Chiiutt's Minithkls.?The programme which then universal geniuses give, is quite new and varied. Th dances have some extra touches In them ; the banjoi violin, triangle, tamborioe. and boars, ara in fine cor cert order; and never was there seen a sleeker c mtriler set of singers than this same Christy's band. Eroadwav Circus.?The reception of Mr. Kemp, th English clown, last evening, at the Circus, was moi gratifying, being attended by one of the fullest house of the reason. Tho audience were delighted with hi originalities, and genuine humor. This is certainl the weft delightful place of public amusement in th eity. Mrs. Gardner's act of equestrianism is secon only to the celebrated Madame Macartu, whom sh nearly resembles. Mr Gotsln. tho eld favorite olowi takes his farewell benefit, previous to his departure fc the gold country, on Thursday next. Xoot-ooic ai. Ham. ?The " holiday week," at this at tractive resort, will draw crowds of visiters. The pe: formance each evening, ani the fine condition of tl beasts and birds composing the menagerie, have a rvndiy drawn a vast concourse to this splendid exhib ticn. The lion*. sU|'hants, tigers, kc fee., should b g?en bj every oltizen during the holidays. Campbell's Mihstreu.?This band of minstrels ai very eminent In their line. They have the trne mus cal taste and appreciation whicil ' 80 requisite ft those who hope to obtain the approbaticn C' Ho, particularly in New York, where every one has th opportunity of bearing all that is fine in music The give a fine concert this evening. New Ori.eahs 8ere*adeiii.? The F.thlopian mnsi cf the day has really taken a high stand in the muslci world. ,7^"i uw iniroauof-a, iU9 groiejquenebs c the singer's action, ttr kr?ad buraor of the wotd?, an the novelty of the whole performance. gave thei much popularity Now all that la chan^'J. Klejunc and refinement if inore sought after, and oa*> be i?Jim in the entertainments of these Serenaders, wh'cb ar fully attended nightly. Melodeon?At this house the usual success con tinuea, and no wonder, for the pcrlormanoes of White' Serenaders are very raey. Sporting Ittelllgence. Union Cour?e, L. I.?Trbttiwo.?A trotting mate' for $400, between blk. g. Stranger and b. g. Kentuck; Jerry, two mile heata, to go as they please, came ol yesterday afternoon, over the Union track, and wa ron by the latter of the above named, after three wcl sontested beat*. Although winter, t>0 far, haa been extremely favor ibie, and none of th? usually cold and gloomy weathei 5f December has been experienced, yet appearances in, lie ate the near approach of the olose of the sporting leason. Deterred neither by the lnoonveniense of i ride through the mad, nor the chilliness of the air, no* 10 different flrom the bland and refreshing breeze o: lurnmir, when it comes laden with the perfume ol flowers, and the coolness of the Atlantlo?the amateui >tlli enjoys a ride to the Centreville or the Union, inliflerent to all around except the reputation of some "avorite nag, and a farther supply of the prccioue retals. There, however?and they are numerous?whe rlsit the track merely from secondary considerations, ire falling off sensibly in their attendance. The :ountry has few charms for them in winter?the pleaare of a ride on the island is over?the flowers that x(looked the landscape are uo longer visible?the ;olden grain has been garnered?the trees are barren ol raves, ortbeir foliige has put on a more sombre livery, .xcept the snowbird and the wa'.er fowl, the feathered irehticn have ntarly all gone to their southern homes, >nd their gay and cheerful notes no longer exhilerate he listener, as be barkens for the song of the thrush r the whistling of the robin. It is high tlma now that he sport should cease for the season, and be renewed n the early spring, with that increased vigor which a f ason of rest always Inspires. The betting on the trot was quite brisk, nearly every >crion present giving Indulgence to his speculative iropensltles. Kentucky Jerry wis the favorite at 10 o7 Both horses appeared on the track under the addle? C. S. Dartlne mounted on Stranger, and Jas. Vhelpley astride of the bay. Firtt Heat.?Jerry won the choice of position, and ,t the first attempt they started II nely together, and eptbeside each other until near the quarter pole, rhere Stranger broke up, and fell off tour lengths, ['he time to this point was 4a seconds. Down the iack stretch the black closed up about half of the gap he bay passing the pole In 1:2!'. Hound tbe lower urn and up tbe home stretch, there was no ohange In he position of the nags, and the first mile was made py the bay horse in 2.V2. All the way round on the econd mile, the black waa kept In the rear (Do bay laving too much ?p?ed for him Cominf to theaoore, ,t tbe end of tbe beat, Jerry endeavored to atop, and t required the utmoat exertion on the part of hia rider 0 get him over the mark. Aa it wai. be won by about 1 length. Time,6:6). Second ll>at ?1 he owner of the bay horae bad him ut to harneaa for thia heat;j bat he did not go ao well a when under the paddle. There wai an even atart, nd they were aide and aid* until mar the quarter cle. when the black again broke, and the bay l?ft him, muring the quaiter pole in 47, two oi three lengths head, and the hair in 1:30, Both gnin* - <ry alow. Itiitidthe lower turn Stranger cloaed up a trine, and t the ataiid had hia head at the wheel of the *u!ky of he other. Time of th? mile, 2:6n. To the next quar r polo the blae.lt lay cloae up with the bay, but from brie to tho half fell oil badly. Hound the lover turn was rallied again, and oloaed up well, aud a ft*ugle commenced. The bay horae however. broke up, td tbe black led home three or four length*, making be heat In 6:f<6. Third Ural.?The black herae waa now offorad, at wo to ene. with Tory few takers. The firat mile of hia heal proved that the black had had enough in tbe wo preceding ouea ; he wai beaten from the acore. Le b&y led him. on the first mile, one hundred and )ty jarda, but heataited off at the flrat quarter of the econd mile, on a keen run, which he kept up until he icjfed the acore. coming in two or three length* head, but loting the raee and money, Tbe Colonel aid that Stranger ran away with him ; bHt from the pid manner that he applied hia heela to the aidea of 1<* borae, on tbe back atretch, It van the current pinion of all preeent that be wa* tbe guilty one in the bduetion. 1 lme of the heat, 6:44. The following it a unitary of tbe race : ? aa Whelpley entered b g Kentunky Jerry... .1 2 1 S. Bartlne entered bk. g Stranger 2 1 2 TlBMH-6:61?6:66-6:4i. A census of New Mexico haw been taknn, l?y vhich It appear* that (esnlualve of the county of Vaenola.) the population la a* follow* ?White*, 2S.161; ndlmu,4,06T, total, 32,208. | TELEGRAPHIC! INTELLIGENCE* | THIRTIETH OONORB9I. SKONIi IKMION*. Monate. Waimiwotoh, D?e. 18.1M8. 1 T*? l?n>U Marmfeled at 12 o'clock, when th? Vic# | Prcfifeat rvaomtd Mt scat, and called to order. Prajrr vii tben offered ud bv the Chknlii*. A great variety of petition* were presented. ra1lk0ad noa MIMIUirri to thi lake*. , Agrerakly to notioe, Mr. Dsuulas*, of Illinois, ulu4 *nd obtained leave to bring in a bill, whloh was read j the first and second time*, by unanimsus oonaent. It related to grants of land, for the construction of a railrcad to eoaneet the Mississippi river with the lakes. It was referred to tbe Committee on Territories. california and l?"*w meiico. Mr. Douola? then called up his bill, of which previous notioe had been given, relating to the admission cf California acd New Mexico into the Union, as States; and moved that it be referred to the Committee on Territories. Mr Bkhki>-n moved that It be referred to the ludi- , larj Committee. The question was discussed at some length, when, finally, the question was put, to refer It to the Territorial Committee. The yeas and nays were demanded, 1 and stood at follows Yeas 24, nays 26. 1 It was then, on motion, referrod to the Judiciary Committee. r v loe rresiaeni liallas iaia ueiore ine senate a com* ] munlcation from the Secretary of State. i | MBSSAOB rlOkl TUB rlMIDIKT. A message was then reoeired from the Preaident of - the United States, by the bands of his private Seore; '*?r t ( branch mint in california. > Mr. Downs offered a resolution on the expediency of i establishing a United States Mint in California, whloh- 1 | was read and adopted. i purchase ok cl'ba. | > Mr. Mii.lrr, of New Jersey, offered a resolution calling on the Preaident for information concerning ( f ?ny correspondence with Spain, in regard to porchaaing 9 the laiaod of Cuba, whloh was adopted. 9 PANAMA RAILROAD RILL. On motion of Mr. Benton, the Asplnwall Panama t Railroad bill was taken up, when Mr. Benton proceed r ed to address the Senate at some length in its faior * When he had conoluded, j Mr Hale, of New Hampshire, obtained the floor, and a spoke at acme length, in opposition to the bill. B Mr. Brkkse opposed the passage of the bill at g length, but mainly became sufficient timo had not been given since its introduction to elicit competi^ tion. He had reason to believe that more favorable 0 offers would be made, and on this accounts, if for no other, be hoped the bill would be postponed, to glre ' other parties opportunities to offer far the work. ? Mr. Clabkb, of Rhode Island, Mr. Allbn, and Mrr Johnson, ma'e brief remarks concerning the bill. 8 Difficulties were suggested, further information wai ? wanted, and delay was recommended, y Mr. Cameron has the floor on this question to1 morrow. " On motion,The Senate then went Into executive ses a lion, and the doors were closed. ) [ House of Representatives* |j Washington, Deo. 18, 1848. The member* met at the usual hoar, when, after I, prayer and the reading of the journal, ? The Speaker laid before the Home sundry oommu. r nications from the Kxeoutive Department, relating to t, *he preeent etate or tlie Land Offioe, the progress of the coast survey, &c. 18 MILITARY t'orcb IN MEXICO. ,e Mr. submitted a resolution of inquiry, respoot. i- ing the military force employed in Mexioo during the * war, which was ordered to be printed, and laid on the table. e GENIRAL ArrltnpRIATIOIf BILL. I, Mr. Vinton, of Ohio, reported a bill, providing for is the deficiency in last year's Genersl Appropriation J bill, which was read twice, and made the speolal order d Of the day for Wednesday, the 27th inst. e INTEREST Off ADVANCES TO ALABAMA. '< The Senate bill, authorir.ing the payment of Interest >T on advances made by the State of Alabama, for a up. t. proofing Indian hostilities, eleven years ago, was read r- twice and referred. ie the wilmot norm. |* The House then took np Mr. Robinson's motion to ,e reconsider the vote adopting Mr. Root's resolatlon) ) eipecting slavery !u CtUfoanU and New Mexioo. * Mr Robinson addressed the House at length, in a po. itical harangue. He raid that he wished the demo* cracy to stand from under, and let the question go fl J^wn to Oen Zachary Taylor's administration, that b* 7 might exhibit kltn??lf in his true colors, Mr. ? obillgon repeated the arguments of bis party , in the late cam. ruiun aaain?t tbe whins. u I * w w w A I >f | The motion to reconsider w?s laid on th? i^l'i W J yeas 106. naya 62. ie ILiTMT l"? T IIK DISTRICT OP COLUMBIA. 4 Mr. Ginumcg. of Ohio, naked leave to introduoe a * L^l) giving to the people of the Dlatrict of Columbia the pn>'leg? to espreaa their sentiments on the aubject j ! of slavery in th* city and district'; which was read I twice V.r. Jacob Thompson, and Mr. Tompkiiu, of Miaais| Pippi. tech Interrogated Mr. Glddlnge, aa to.the inter b | pretatlon of the bill. y Mr. Oidoikri replied, that it meant to include both T whi'fi and blacka; he knew no difference of color in * thete matters. 1 Mr. Thompson, of Miaaiaaippi, moved to lay the bill on the table. { On thia motion, the yeaa and naya were demanded. r and, on being taken, resulted in tbe affirmative, by 1 yeaa 105,na;a 77. So the bill was laid upon the table. 5 the rnESIDENT'l MK1IAGE. i k Mr Vinton submitted a resolution, in favor of refer- . 1 ilng tbe President's annual message to appropriate < f eommitteea; which was referred to the committee of the r whole. THE MTMUft OP PANAMA. Mr. Rockwell, of Ct., moved for a Select Committee 1 of ?, to Inquire into the comparative advantagea of a 1 railroad ora canal between Chagre* and Tanama. The Speaker called on the Statea for reaelatlona. , Varloua reaolutiona and bills were thereupon read and ! referred. 1 . The House then adjourned over till to-morrow. The Panama Railroad Bill. WAiHircnTl'W, Dec. 18, 1948. The ranama Railroad bill, bated upon the proposition of Messrs. Asplnvall, Stephens and Chaunesy, and which was Introduced into the Senate by Mr Benton, meets with strong opposition, in consequenos of the competition among the different capitalists who desire to engage in this railroad undertaking. Mr. | Law and Mr. Adams, of New York, are among the * competitors of Mr. Asplnwall. The chances are, that ' ' the whole scheme will fall to the ground, on aoconnt D j of this competition among our capitalists, and that T i the pacesge over the Isthmus will be left to the mono- c | poly of the British at Tehuantepec. _ P I The lfoundary Line between the United 0 States and Mexico* Wasiiinotoi*, Deo. 18,1848. ^ The Hon. Ambrose H. Sevier, it b understood, has n been nominated by the President as Commissioner on the part of the United States to run the boundary ' line between tbis republic and Mexico. The Senats will, no doubt, confirm tbe nomination. ' Andrew B. Oray. Eaq , ha* been nominated as Engl- * lifer and Surveyor, to accompany ^the Commissioner- n Mr. Gray was formerly an engineer in Texas, and ?' afterwards on the Northeastern boundary line. H# '' was strongly reoommended by the Texas delegation. ^ . g< The American Sqimclron on the Coast of K Africa. ci Boston, Deo. 18,1848. The brig Almena, Capt. French, from Porto l'r*ya. , ; reports tbe arrival there on the 10th Oct of the tT. 8 p] brigs Porpoise and Balnbrldge, from a cruise. They sailed sgsln for Ttrte Grande. t, The U. S fhlps Jamer.torn and Portsmouth were at p, Porto Grande, from Madeira, at last accounts, all well. u Large quantities of ral n had fallen this season at f Porto 1'raya, and the plane was unusually unhealthy 1)( and most of tbe residents had left for more healthy islands. No Amerlean vessels at Gambia on the 17th Nov., at which time the Almena sailed. j, Later from the Sandwich Islands?Horrlhlc J Massacre at the Kejee Islands.*c., Ac, R Boston, Deo. 18,1848. 0 A vessel which arrived at this port this morning, '* from the Sandwich Islands, brings Intelligence that J tis population has rapidly decreased lately. Large 1 numbers of emigrants have departed for California. 0 We learn from the Sandwloh Islands papers, that a most horrible massaore had occurred at Fejee Islands t ?> the 16th of April; particulars, however, ar* sot given. Two BrltUta veareU of war had gone to lk( Kejeee for the pnrpoeo of In-iu'rlii* Into th* m\ttar, fce. Tbc Olilo L?ejflMlalure. Columhos, (Ohio.) Deo IB, 181t. Mr. Townaend'a resolution wm, to-day, rroonalderet by the deoirora'i, and tb?re *?< >i: >th-r long daunts apon it. Tbo wbiga having rejected it, there we doubt* whether the democrats will accede to K Th* disenscion occupied most of the day, wbun an ad )i>urnauciii. was uitu? vj LJ1 : wni<(. Mr. Town?enJ d?*Mre? the nh'K" from Utmllton t? b? excluded, and ih" denonra'e ullowe 1 to k *?p th?ir peats until trie queition i* fait ly M'.tlvd by to Is of tb? Monro. The Senate In ?t fix?* and nerea* an1 nothing new occur*. The people are getting tired of t<M excitement. Movements oftkneral Taylor. Cimuinnati, l)no. 18,1348. The WeeUrn pap?r* ntate that Umeral Taylor will lea-re, in the middle of January, via MemphU, foe Aehiand. Secretary of Stat* of Indiana. Cimc mnATi Deo. 18,184*. Test, tbo irregular demnora'.lo candidate, ha* b?oa ?l?ctod Secretary of State in Indiana Steamboat Sniik, Cincinnati, Deo 18, 1818, The Bt j am boat Commoroe wan nuck yesterday below the (alls. Tho cargo was saved, but in damazvd state. Jltarkets. Bai.timork. Deo. 18. 1845. Flour?Th#> foreign ddvh has ? h?..? m..w^ Sales of Howard St. at ?4 76 ; City Mills at $1 87,'? ? Grain -Sale* of Wheat at U6c. for old. Freight to Cintsinnati 6'Jc. per 100 lba. Beef Cattle?Sales of 1,300 bead at $4 per 100 lbs. Cincinnati, Doe 18. Hour? Sales to-day have been ?ery moderate, at |t3 75. Whiskey is iu f?ir demand ot 16'4 j. Cattle? Denial, d is active, and prices firm; sales at $4 a $1 54. I'rovit-iona?The foreigu news Ik comidered fav?r*b!e, and ha? produood more Armnees in business generally I'itt?buru Deo 18. 1848. Flour? There is an active inquiry. but holder* u* flrni; sales mostly for Immediate want*. at $3 61 L.t a $3 b7>,. Grain- -The demand foi wh>at is good, bat transactions are not large. The inquiry is chiefly for Rood samples, poor lots being negt-oted atid heavy. Corn?The demand is confined entirely to lots for consumption: sales moderate at 31o Q?t*-Demand fair at 26o Barley at 50c a 54o Provinljni ?Nothing doing in baoon. Groceries unchanged. Lead?Sale# at 4,\i0. City Intelligence. Tiib Cholera.?-The reports of the Health Oflleer (till show an increase of cases of cholera, as *iU be seen by the following :? Qvarantinr, Dec. 18, 1948. Hit Honor tiik Mayor:? Five new cases of cholera and two deaths have occurred at the Marine Hospital, eiuoe my report of yesterday.?Respectfully, ALEX. B. WHITING, Health Offloer. Fiuki.?A fire broke ont on Sunday nljjSt in tlie back room of the third story of home No 1<M Green* wich street, the whole furniture of which was destroyed; and. in a short time after, in the fourth story. A wemao named Catherine Gilhooly was arretted as the incendiary, slie having been in both rooms hut a short time bef ire the fire occurred, and several articles were found in her trunk, which ha 1 been taken from a bureau which, it is raid,she broke open. A fire broke out on Monday morning, in the dry goo Is store of L. Doolittle, in Klghth avenue, which was put eut with trifling damage by fire, though consilerahle by water. Supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. Children Lost.?It will bs seen by referenne to our advertising columns, that two little boys, four aad five jeais of age, atraytd from their home in Albany street, on Sundsy afternoon, and havu not sinco baen h a'J of. Their return would make glad the hearts of their disconsolate parents._ 1HE WKATiiKii.? Jneweatherfirpever.il days p.??t hf i been perfectly delightful, having mors the appearanr*cf spring, than the usual c 'Id and bleak w?ath<r of DecenibT There was every appetranoe l?it nl/ht of a ocn'inuation of the plea ant and olear w-atber. Tin Stbekt Contracts.?Tbe Common Council, It willbeseen, have gone ti work In rnrnest, with regard to the subject of cleaning the streets In several cades, tbe oootrkotors have failed to pay the laborer* forthewoTk performed l?y then, though it was very little, thtrf-by reaping all the benefit, while those who should bave been compensate*. were left without the means of support. In the Hoard of .Mdermen, last night, the subject wan fully investigated, and the remit of that investigation wait the revoking of the contracts frrthn firet and seonnd districts. Ilad auih a noremert been made three nouth? befer*. the oity would not Lave presented tbe deplorably BltSiy oondition which it now presents, even after a week of hard labor. Calls were made day after day for the action of the Common Councij but not until a devastating pestilence entered the city, and threatened to destroy tbe lives of tbouaanda of citizens, oould the wise oity fathers be aroured from their deep xlumbrr, and m*d* to sea the impending dinger wblcb hang over the oity, through tbeir sloth in tbe performance of their duty, which should bave been performed upon the fir?toi^ The aldermanio year, however, has but h?tf i,.n,Pnii' and it U to be bop*d tbe aotivlty which f j- teeui? to pervade that body may continue, a- ,, ,h. -,k_ _nl ?ain present *u.h a sorrowful *ctur.tf th- -?r?M ,'0" all their JMIe?, no city in - b'tter opportonit) for good gohE, ?!? -a theeity of New York;iad it ia to t* nOftO wf 11 not weary in well doitw b i*. oersevera until the city presents an app-aranne and government worthy the metropolis of the Western world. lnoErEnnitNT Wabrk* Or a tint?A Very fl no look* ing corps, bearing the above name, an 1 nommtnded by Captain Burnett panned the Htruld offlne yesterday alter noon, accompanied by a band of fine muro' They marched In itriot military style. and their tars?t ahowed evident marks of nocurnte aim. The Land Hoi.'te?Y'oungUtntlcmen about Ton n, ? ho meditate gOK K California. h?d better study the trofer steps to osriythem through the land route, atagrail Fancy Drew and Civic Ball, to be 0*en at Hng>r's Concert ilall. No. 101 Kiiialeih ttreet, in Heo",tw!alr Bveninr, 20th<ntt?a*. Nttiy of the lad ? , who will be pre-en'.?<"? well ao<|u tinted alth California end the gold diggings. The ufjC1'' orJer am deoornm will be observed. Mamgcrt, J. W. and J. Me. California Fever,?Althonfh exceeding In intent! y o? exoitement that of the eholera, yet falls far short of that produced by the Uimltable, at No. 13 Nas*n street, la hit die play of genina neatness, Ike, in the science of entkng hair and v bis'iert. liill's Infallible Onguent, to promote the growth of tbe hair, as above. California Outfit I ndtsi Rubber Tent* of all ?ite?, Ikrte, Pillows, Camp Blankets, Mining B ots. field Bigk Money Bel'., f>pani*h Ponoh.*, Cloaks, Coate, Caps, flats, Portable Boats, K e , He., for tale in quantities to suit purchaser.', at tba oodjecr Rubber En porium, J5i> Broadway, Rathban's Hotel California.?ltoots Tor (he i>Ilnlng Region Tor tale at Corernor Youug's. from to ti. Fine French itootn fl ft', orutlly $0 and $7 in other cheap stores. Fine boots $3 SO, ind every thlrg In the line at equally low rstes. corm t t'ult.a ind Nassau streets. T11K DOCTOR. Hair Dye?llatrhelor'a I inttaiitn neon*liquid obtained the Hr?t premlnm at the last F ir ol tho A met loan lull i lute. Hi.s It a new trtlole. entirely frog from t*ie many ohjeo tiois of olher dyes, and more eaay if spplioation. Tor uleat llatrhelor's *ig manafsotory, No. 4 Wall street, old No. 1 This m decidedly the best nrticle in the market. Copy the address. Gold Pena for the Ilolldayn !?The Celt* rated ' Richelieu" Cold Hens, la Gobi and Silver cntes of trcrj .'Btiety. suitable fcr holiday presents. For tale by B. K. WATSON, IA Wall tltett. Ti e " Ric.elieu" Fens a*j warranted te rear fcr five years. Gold Pent repsired. M lgi and Tou|icee?VVe would advtne nil ^er*oat wldilng a suiwrinr Wig orSoa p. to examine tli? extea> rivs assmtireat at ltauhelor's mai utju tory. No. 4 Wall street >ld No. '1. Hit ncw-invei tod wigs obtained a tllver medal at the .ilr of the Ameiican Institute. Copy the address. COMQSERCIAJL AFFAIRS. HONEY MARKET. Monday, Dec. 18?9 P. 1H. The bulls hnve it nil their own way In Wall street, ind, from tbe appearance of things, they are likely to mve, for some time jet. At the first board to day, th* oarket opened buoyant, and tbe leading fancies nd* nnoed one and two per cent. Harlem went up 1\x per ent; Long Island 'J; Canton Farmers l,om l'4i Jorwirh and Wr.rceater Morris Ctnal Heading lallrcad *?; Pennsylvania 5's l>j; Kentucky O'a 1. All thera doted at priced current on Saturday. At the aecond board th?re wan a alight reaction, and rioea o'oted a little lower than thoae current in th? lornlng Norwich and Worcester fell off 1 per cent, anton Long Inland Heading Kailroad and armrra' I.oan >?. with moderate talea of each. California appcara to be the El Dorado which ha* een ao long looked for. Thousand are preparing for atart, and the olTlce of every steamship line oonected with the road, la dally besieged l>y hundreds, sauting paanagea, and making all the necraaary in. tries, for their government. Kvery steamer leaving lia port fer Chagrea, for the nest two months, wll| > full; and the steamships leaving Panama for San ranciroo, up to the lat ol March, have already their Tkere are several project* afloat, for the oomtruotlon r a railroad across the Istbmu' of Panama.. tin* mis' rr.iiiin< lit of which Id tl)?t of Mersri. As|iin?all. Ntahens. and others. Thoae gentlemen will probably obtin the contract from the government for the transorUtlon of the malic, (to ; in the event of which, al) )? companies proposed will be consolidated lota onebp grant of the light of way acTO's to the Isthmm rl< n;js to the government of the 1 nited State.i, having pen obtained by treaty; and Congress has the rlfht ? transfer It to whom It pleases The pussaga of tha 111 Introduced by Mr. Benton carries with It, un. ovbtedly, the rights and privilege* of tha government naranteed by the treaty with New Granada All ther plans in contemplation for connecting tha Atintic and Pacific- oceans, must give way for this, a* tUa cute via Panan.a and Chagre* will Utke prnoadanea, rom Its feasibility and comparatively limited ooat of onstruction. A lew dayssinca we made som?> remarks relative ta be old bond* of the Kila lUUroad Company falling Aim j ft

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