Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 11, 1849, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 11, 1849 Page 1
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TH NO. 5365. IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO* DIFFICULTIES BETWEEN THE V. I. Quartermaster at Vampieo AND TBI MEXICAN AUTHORITIES. Ths U. S. Squadron in th? Gulf Ordered to Tampico 1 THK BIBHK& KiBRB AFFAIR, <toc?( Ac., Ac* I [From th? N?w Orleans Dslta Feb. 2 } Captain P. H. Ryan, ot the U. 8. schooner Arispe, arrived nere yesterday, trom Tampico, and to him we are indebted for the following important n*we. The Arispe leil Tampico on the nd ultimo, and arrived off the South-west Pass in three and a half days, at whidh place she '"as detained on account ot the tog. Captain R. came up to the city yesterday, on board the United States steamer Telegraph, Captain Folger. General Guercro, who commands the port at Tampico, in obedience, it is said, '<> orders from the supreme government, ordered Captain Carr, Acting U. S. Quartermaster at that place, to quit the city within a specified time, tne commaaaaat giving as a reason ior snch harsh and peremptory measures, that the period allowed in the treaty of peace for removing all the United States property from the repumic had expired. Captain Can's reply to the peremptory commands ot the Commandant wis, that he was there acting under the orders of his government, and recognised no other authority; and that he should remain there, regardless ot the threats of the Commtndant, until expelled by force. The Commandant, finding that his threats were of no avail, sent several notes to the (Quartermaster, requiring him to call at his quarters, but Captain Carr positively refused, stating that the American flag waved overhisotfice, and it the Commandant, or any of the Mexican authorities desired to confer with him on any subject, they would find him at his pest Thereupon, the valiant Mexican ordered out all the troops in the city, to the number of 400, and a great parade and flourish of trumpets were raised; but just as affairs seemed to be hastening to a crisis, and the Mexican trumpets were blowing their loudest ah rums, the U. S. sloop ot war Saratoga came in sight, and bore down into the harbor. This unexpected apparation seemed to have a wonderfully cooling eflect upon the red-hot valor of the Mexicans, who immediately marched into quarters, stacked their arms, and waited ior further developementi. Quiet being thus restored, Captain Carr, and Mr. Chase, the American Consul, proceeded on board the sloop of war; and after a short conference with her commander, the gallant ship bore away towards Vera Cruz, and the rendezvous of eur Gulf squadron, under Commodore Jesse Wilkinson. This commotion wbs a source of much satisfaction and ot many bright hopes to the citizens of Tampico, who desire a restoration of American command as the only means of reviving the prostrate commerce of this well situated town. Should a conflict take place between the aildiara and nnr Authorities, the Deonle of Taoiniro will certainly join the latter, and thus embrace the readiest means of carrying out the Sierra Madre project. General Guerero, who is at the bottom of this affair, is a staunch friend of Santa Anna, and is, no doubt, intriguing to open the country again (to the redoubted hero of Tampico. He it was who in the late war commanded the Guerrilleros that operated on the Tampico road, and who, during the Trist negotiations, was one of the moat vehement opponents of the treaty. The schooner Home, from this port, arrived at Tampico on the 20th ult., and the schooner was seen passing in over the bar when the Arispe left. * The brig Millaudon was in port, awaiting the arrival of the conducts from the interior. The Bremen brig Creole, which arrived at Tampico on the 20th ult., reported having spoken the American bark Waldron, in lat 24 deg., long. 51$, from New I York for California?all handB well. [From the N. O. Crescent, Feb. 2 ] By the arrival of the United States steamer Telegraph, yesterday, from Tampico, which place she left on the 23d ult.. we have important intelligence concerning difficulties which have arisen between the American Quartermaster and the authorities at Tampico. Captain Carr. Q. M. U. S. Army, it will be recollected, was left at Tampico in charge of* a'quantity oi government stores. According to the 'reaty ot peace with Mexico, a certain time was to be allowed for the removal of these effects. Whether the time had expired or not, we caanot say; but at all events, the Mexican commanddr, General Garay, ordered Capt. Carr to leave within a specified time, and if the order was not complied with voluntarily he was given to understand that force would be used. Under these circumstances, Capt. Carr, Capt. Chase, and the Commander oi the U. S. sloop of war Saratoga, then lying at Tampico, held a conference, at which it was decided that the Quartermaster should not recede from his position. Capt. Carr left tor Vera Crux in order to see Commodore Wilkinson. It was thought that the whole squadron would shortly be st Tampico, prepared to enlorce respect to our flag. These particulars we gather from Capt. Ryan, of the schooner Arispe, who came passenger on the Telegraph. We cannot account for these proceedings, exeepting from the fact that Gen. Garay was always an anti-treaty man, and may w.sh to renew the difficulties between the two countries. Gen. La Vega, recently appointed Commandant-General of 1 llliauii^u^, w?io ai uic tan nutuuiunni v cia vxua. on his way to Tampico. Ilia arrival was expected to restore harmony and good understanding. GKNENAL AKFAIRS. (From the New Orleans Papers, Feb. 1 1 By the arrival of the Irwin, Captain Robinson, from VeraCruz, the 20th ultimo, we received files ot El Monitor Rrp'tblicano, ot the city of Mexico, to the I3th ult., inclusive, lieing five days lster intelligence than that brought by tneschocner Adela. Tampico.?As the first iu importance since the inhabitants were supposed to lie in favor of fiie Sierra Madre scheme, we allude to affairs in the port of Tampico. Tranquillity is restored, and the people have returned to their normal state of obedience to the central government. El Monitor oi the 11th ultimo, contains addresses of Dun J. Cardenas, Governor, and General Garay, Commandant-General of the State of Tamuulipas. to It:e troops und citizens, dated Tampico, the 30th December, congratulating all on the happy results nt the mission with which they were charged by President Herrera, to promote a reconciliation. Governor Cardenas, after reiterating his declara IIUIIH ui iiiuvurutr iw i'tu lic iu uir jUtti! ior separation, with which he was charged, assigns as the only motives for the expulsion of the soldiers, by the national guards, that they, (the latter) were indignant at seeing quartered there, in time of peace, the same men who had deserted them when the American forces first apjieared of! the port, during the late war. Moreover, they suspected that the troops intended to projnnoce in lavor of Santa Anna, whose return boded them and the country new strife and perils Tn result et all this, it would seem, is perfect concord snv ng the'troops and citizens in Tampico. Whether it will last, depends noon circumstances. The troops re-entered the city from Pueblo Viejo, on the 30th ult. A hostile manifestation was made by about a dozen individuals, but it quickly ceased, through the intervention ol the Governor, who granted ail they demanded. General La Vega arrived in Vera Cruz on the Uth ultimo, on his way, by sea, to Tampico, to take command of the troops there. Tolijca.?News from the scene of the late abortive attempt at revolution in the district of Mexico, by Don Estsvan Leon, has been received trorn its capital, Toluca, announcing that the armed forces under General Norriega had completely quelled it. General Alvarez, whom the in?urJp ntshad nominated their commander, mdignanty repudiates the unsought and gratuitous distinc lion,-declaring mm nia neari is wiin me present administration. General Arista, the Minister ol War, was remarkable prompt in his measures to suppress the revolt. El Monitor calls on the go* vernmeMto i pply the extreme Jty of the law sgninat the |>erluil>atore, as the only way to prevent a repetition. The certainty of meeting the fate of the rebels at Guanajuato and Mazatlan, it well remarks, ivill extinguish the restless spirit of agitation, which has been the bane of the country. CiionsRA.?The Minister of Home RcUrions has issued a circular to the governors of tlta arveral States, intimating that sa the government had received information from Vera Crux that the cholera had, in a few instances, appeared there, the ^ } resident exhorted the authorities to the observance of all due precaution, .in order to mitigate its i fleets should it travel through the country. Nationai. Giard.?The government are arming E NE the National Guards throughout Mexico, with the view of placing the country really in the hands of its citizens. Saltillo ?The Htrold, of Saltillo, states tha* anarchy and contusion wilt take possession of the State (New Leon) if the Legislature is not quickly organized. Commerce.?It appears that the greatest scarcity of provisions, and flour particularly, reigns in Mainmorts. Flour brought from Saltillo sells at $18 60 a barrel, while the same from New Orleans, all expenses included, could be sold at $11. Senor Cuevas, the Minister, in bringing these tacts to the notice of the Chamber ot Deputies, by order of the President, proposes that the law be so altered as to admit ot the government granting permission to uiiponrn tu uruigg tvcr iuc uuuucih arucies ui uomesne consumption, at such rates aa would protect Mexican agriculture, and yet relieve the inhabitants from the hardship under which they labor. Senor Cuevas states that when he was collector at Matamoras, flour sold at $40 a barrel, the prohibition laws cruelly weighing on the population. Indians.?The Regittro Official, of Durango, states that 1,000 Canianches had collected in the vicinity of the Lake of Yaco, Chihuahua, exciting strong tears of ferocious aggression. The inhabitants implore the aid of government troops. Pukbla.?General Lombardini has been appointed Commandant General of the State of Puebla. Three hundred and eighty-five delinquents, to be tried by the tribunalsl were sent to jail, in the city of Mexico alone, during the month of December. The address of the Minister of Foreign A (lairs to the Chamber of Deputies, giving an account of the relations of the republic abroad, is published in the El Monitor, of the 10th, occupying nearly all itB columns. It is an able document, and includes a review of the events of the late war, and its probable effects on the nation. Vera Cruz.?The brig Iswich, from New Orleans, was in quarantine here by order of the Board of Health. The English steamer would be detained at Isle Verde, and the mail was to undergo fumigation before it was permitted to bi landed. Sierra Gorda.?The contest in these almost inaccessible haunts of the rebels still continues, and Bustamente advances but slo>' ly. He assures the government, however, that he will shortly put the insurgents down. In the mint of Guanajuato were coined during last year, 41,701 doubloons, $7,195,000, and $459,900 in smaller silver pieces?in all, $8,322,116. El Monitor, ol the 12th, states that, within the preceding tour days, a conducta from Guanajuato kn?1 BVVlVOfl in tVia osoital HtitU m r>llian AiWl "" * ??**?* ? iu iuv tspuoij T?iiu mute uiaii-fuwy' coo. The Minuter of Finance has been called upon by the Chamber of Deputies, to lay before them hia contracts with the hoaee of Hargous and Drusina, for advances upon dues at customhouses. He attended their session on the 11th inst. for the purpose, but was not heard, their attention being occupied with some other grave subject. The diligence which left the capital tor Puebla on the 11th, was robbed befsre it had passed the gartto. We have looked at the entries of shipping at the port otM.izatlun for several days, and notice almost dnilv arrivals ot small vessels there, but all are Mexican. The project of a railroad to Tacubaya promises to be carried through vigorously. Gen. Ursga, under the orders of Gen. Bustamente, has obtained some notable successes over the insurgents of the Sierra Gorda. A bill has been introduced inte the Senate, to appropriate a portion ot the next payment from the United States to the purchase of 60,000 muskets. At Guanajuato, San Sebastian de Jalisco, and at Loguitlan, in the department of Vera Cruz, petitions aie being signed, praying the government to tolerate all religious sects. This is a most prominent step in the way of practical reform. Fkom Txxas ?The steamship Palmetto, Capt. Smith, arrived yesterday from Galveston, having left there on the 30th. There is scarcely one word of news from that quarter. The cholera is said still to linger at Houston. The death of Col. John H. Walton is mentioned among others. The Civilian says the goods seized on the schooner Star, in 1847, for an attempt to escape the payment of duties at the Rio Grande, when our army was in possession of Mexico, were sold on ths 26th, and brought pretty good prices, considering the description of the article' and the time they nd been on hand. The sales amounted to several thousands of dollars. By the Palmetto we have received the Amettcan Flam, (published at Brownsville, opposite Matamoros,) of the 17th ultimo. It has so news, which is, we suppose, tbe best evidence that that frontier is qniet. The Flat has no jealousy of California. " We give all the gold-hunters to California, and twenty ye.us hence two of our river counties will buy the whole of that State"?so says the Hag. ''Tlio XTYsour itrrroa imnn (Ko ottontinn rtf P.rtaoroas the remove.! of abstractions to the bed of the Rio Grande, and refers 10 survevs of its channel lately made by Lieut. Gilbert, and on record in the War Department. We learn by a gentleman who came passenger on the Palmetto, that the MazatUn Rangers, who went down on the steamship I'.inny, arrived at Corpus Christi safely, and were to leave on Monday last, the 29th, for California. They int'.nd crossing the Rio Grande near Passo del Norte, and then to strike off for the head waters of the Gila, and follow Col. Cooke's route down that stream They obtained a complete omfitat Corpus Christi, and Col. Kinney furnished them with surveyors, who will pilot the party as far as El Paso. Mr Peoples, of the Star, accompanies the party, but his excellent paper will not on this account be discontinued.?N. O. Picayune, Feb. 1. Common Pleas* Before Judge Ulshoeffsr. I'm. IS ? Robert L. Blow and Peltr March ri. D. Randolph Martin ? This cause was sum mad up this morning, after which his Honor oharged the jury that where a man purshasss goods of another, and afterwards gives him notice that they are not of tho quality agreed for, aad that ho will return them; that after being refused, and he afterwards sells them, he is entitled to deduct from the proceeds his necessary expenses But If the plaintiffs in this suit claim an in urnionj irvm uvieuuaavnr iuwa c*pwumw?n, iu?j [? bound to Mtabllah their claim to your satisfaction: and now, ie their evidence before jou to ehow that they paid for freight, storage. commission, Ineoranoe, he If von are satisfied that the evldenoe before you establish that fact, why yon hare a right to allow it But it ie not enough tor the plalntilb t-> allege that all those tWIM have been incurred; neither are tho.se facte inferable. It muat be proved that the property wee stored, the freight paid, ho. The next question for your oonelderation will be, whether the defendants are liable to indemnify the plaintiffs for their loss in this transaction; there is no donbt bat the plaintiff! were agents in this matter; they sent those goods to the South, and they were afterwards sold for what they brought, and if the evidenee offered by plaintiff) is eofllelent to maintain this action, tnsre is no doub bat they are entitled to oredlt. M appears that the salt In qusstlon was on board a ship which sailtd from Liverpool to this port, and the defendant insists that the plaintiffs had an oppo-tunity and did examins tht rait, but they have given no direct pr-of that plain tiffs ever were below the deck, or examined the salt; no witness baa testified upon this point; there is, therefore,no direct evidence before you on this branoh of the case. Now, if I uodem?Dd the proposition of the plaintiffs, it Ie, in tbe first place, that the defendant. by selling "Marshal Salt." was, by the custom of tbe trade, bound to deliver fine salt, but that he delivered a different article, to wit, coarse salt. In tbe next place. I understand they Insist it Is usual to buy fine salt by the brand and without sample ; that the defendant agreed that the article was fine, and that he violated his sgreemcnt by delivering coarse salt ? Now let us see wbat are the answrrs on the part of the deferident Do they admit or deny those propxl tlonsT I understand the defendant to say tbe oustoui anly requires any salt made by Marshal, and that It bo mlfiolently fine within tbe custom; the plaintiffs deny this, and insist that it was not flue In any sense according to the meaning of the term ' Marshal salt." Vouareuow to decide tbis matter You have beard tbe evidence on both sides, and you are to sty whether tbe custom called for a different article ttiau that delivered to tbe plaint'ffs. His Honor continued to charge the jury at const 'arable length, and to remark on the testimony as he went along, and left It to the jury to ray, under tbe evidenee, whether the plaintiffs were entitled to recover on the ground of warranty or fraud, and If tbe evidencn ratlsflod them that there wne h warranty, or that defendant was guilty of a D*ud, then plaintiffs would lie en'ltlnd to a verdlot.? The jury retired, and soon after returned with a verdict for the plaintiffs for $4M). Circuit Court. Before Judge Jones. Kre. 19.--T) F Jlacon re. J \V H7A6.- The Jury In tlite ranee rendered a rerdlot tbla afternoon of els cent* dtmegee for the plaintiff. Court Calendar for Morideyi Cisccit t.oi.HT?Same as Saturday. Sitkbioi: foi-RT. a, 82. (18. 31. 08, 101, 103, 104, laft, HO 111 113, 110. uu jai. 124. 120. 137, 134, 149, 25 J2. 62 1. 0 i.1, 4, 50. 73, 77, 141, lfclto 151, 812, If 2 td J88, 168 to Ml. CoMMOk Pi 46 4T, #2, 60 '.1 .',6 fin fc.'. 62. 65. 61 66, ?, l'; 81 W Y 0 SUBDAY MORBING, Tkc City Hospital. Thera it scarcely a saner printed in this city. ' in which this celebrated place doea not figure among the itema of ita columns, connected with 1 some melancholy accident or murder; and yet, how few of the maaa of the community know any more about the place, or the real ace nee that are paeaing inaide of those walla and iron fence, than if it did not exiat! They are aware that theie a datk-Iooking cluster of old buildings standing back from Broadway, behind the green lawn and magnificent old elms, and that they are ealled " the City Hospitalbut few have ever penetrated behind the laat gate, where the keeper stands from moming te night, admitting and refusing to admit, friends who wish to see aick inmates. A long and interesting history could be written of that plaee ; and were the doings in it faithfully chronicled, what a horrible picture would be presented to the public gaze ! But 44 dead men tell no tales," and the medical faculty who rule the roast in that old shop, aie proverbially silent. The story is short of thoee who die there, particularly if they have no outside friends to look after their remains. When a man is dead, they bring his body into the deadL... - l.aal. a? * L. ..II J! iL.t ?A 1 iivuk?a iiiuc iwo tuuiy uunuiug uim Dianas away down m the corner, near the fate that leada iron the hospital grounds. Sometimes five or eight, or even a dozen, lie in a small room in that deadhouse, under the dead-man's charge. He packs them in rough pine boxes, and then when the cart comes he slides them in it, and away they ride up to another dead-house, somewhere up town, near the river. But we ars getting on too fast: we commenced this article with the intention of giving a graphic account of this celebrated institution, from itB foundation to the present time ; all ot which we obtained from musty old books, when we whiled away a pleasant alternoon, a few days since, at the hospital. Somewhere about 1770 three of the loving subjects of aid George the Third, named Peter Middleton, John Jones and Samuel Bard, physicians of New York, petitioned that old tyrant to allow them and other spirited citizens to erect a public hospital, as these medical gentlemen said they had raised the tin among themselves and their friends, and that it should not cost him anything. Old George was pleased to grant their petition, and gave them a charter. That charter is a funny sld document, and was sent to the Earl of Dunmore, then Governor of this Province. The charter is dated the 18th ot June, 1771. By it, the mayor, recorder, aldermen and assistants, the Tector ot Trinity church, the president ot Columbia college, and the senior ministers of nine other churches of different persuasions, that existed in New York, were made members by virtue ot their office. Twenty-six governors were also named, and thsss elected a president, vies president and treasurer, and secretary tor a year, from among their own number. Quite a large fund had been raised to start the concern from citizens et London as well as New York, and the Provincial Legislature granted them ?800. or 82.000 a-vear. for twenty years, bv wav ot a hit, in 1772. In 1773, the Governor* purchased of a Mr. Barclay and a Mr. Rutgers, five acres of ground. It was all open at that time, and a considerable distance "out ol town." It now forms the block bounded by Broadway in front, Church street in the rear, Duane street on the south, and Anthony street on the North. The building was commenced in July, 1773, and on the 2Stk of February, when neaily ready to receive patients, was burned to the ground. By this fire, the hospital lost $17,600. To nave it go ahead again, the Provincial Legislature gave them $10,000 in order to repair ths loss they had sustained. The same year ihey went to work, and had nearly finished what is now known as the main building, when the American revolution commenced. During the occupancy of New York by the British, the building was used as barracks by British ana Hessian soldiers. Alter they were cleared out, the institution was allowed to stand unmolested tor some years; but in Jan. 1791, it commenced business as a hospital by receiving eighteen patients. In 1800 the Legislature of New York commenced making grants to the hospital, and legalized the King George charter. In lbOti they passed an act which gave to this institution $12,600 per annum until 1857. In 1806, a large building was eree'ed on the south side of the ground (Duane street) for insane patients; but in lb25, when this class of patients were removed out of town to the Bloomingdale asylum, this building was repaired and remodelled, and has since been asea as a hospital fur seamen, and known as the "Marine Building." An arrangement was made by the hospital with the treasury depaitment of the United States, in 1797, and since continued by subsequent arrangements from time to time, wjtn the Secretary of the Treasury, that all riiiahlnH link am m nil ihftll nninv it* nrfvnnraam* The collector of this port pays out of the hospital moley collected by him,for the maintenance and board of all such seamen, a stipulated price of $3 per week for 100 seamen; and the governors of the hospital never refused admission to more than this lumber, provided they gave evidence that they had paid hospital money to any collector of the United States Without this provision, many a poor Jack tar would have gone to a premature grave from carelessness and improvidence, instead of being comfortably provided tor within the walls of the Marine Building. In 1841, another large building was finished on the north side of the grounds (Anthony street,) as a fever hospital at an expeasa of *50,000. Having now given a general history of the institution, we will proceed to details, and go over the grounds and buildings, and take a look at the arrangements, at the doctors and nurses, and the sick, dying, and dead. W"e pass in trom Broadway; the outer gate iB never closed; we go toward the building, passing up the stone-paved walk; a wide sward is on each side of us, and old elms scattered about; on the outer side of the grass plot are large stores, lacing on Broadway, and extending back on what wasTormerly the original ground, some 100 feet. These lots were sold by the hospital, and the funds used for hospital purposes. As we pass aloag, we arrive at thoss two small lodges, and here we find another iron gate, which is closed. The gentlemanly gatekeeper comes out and asks our business. " To see the hospital." " This is not a visiting day; you must com on Friday or Tuesday, alter 3 o'clock, P. M." " Wait a moment; we belong to the press." "A press?oh ! a paper?what paper!" "The Herald:' " Oh ! that's another matter. I take twenty-bra copies here every day " "Possible 1?why you must be partial to it." " I don't take 'em all lor myself, but the pttieuts t hub me muury uuwii, miu i V(lJm 111 ' van icr auu taken the |>aper." " Very kind of you. I Bay, may I go all over the place alone 1" " Don't you know anybody inside 1" " Not a soul, that I am aware of." "Then ask for Mr Roberts, up them steps in front." ' Who is Mr. Roberts, prayl" " Mr. Roberts is a first-rale good mm; he's the claik, and very fond of literary docks." "The deuce hj is! ? including reporters, oT course 1 I'll find him out; thank you." But we have no idea of going about these interesting grave diggings undercharge of any official, and to have pointed < ut to us only what w# are wanted to tee, and notshown what we want tosse. No, no; we trust to Providence, and enter ineog. Wt are clear ol the gates of the keeper, turn to tun left of the main pile, and find ourselves in a prved road that leads to a large wooden gate opening into Duane street, and stop; there comes a man towards us?a rough looking chip at that, is his shirt sleeves, too, in December. " Do you belong here T" " Yes. What you wants 1" "I want to see the place. Can you alio v me about aomel'' " Yes, me show you the dend house: me keep it " "Good! none but a Frenchman would keep a dead house." And we follow h m r i a little twostory house. As lie turns the key, wc ask, " whst name may I call you bv!" My name be l'eler." "How l< ng have yon kept 'h key of ih a shop!" " 'Bv>ut two vear. Come in." We did so. Fronting the door wa* a little room, shout ten feet square, and no windows. There wnn a bedstead eotrered with two boards, and two corpses lying there witli a i-heet ciroles-dy (ting orert'iem On another side was a plain pine coffin; the lid was not nailed on yet; it wanted only that, and then the poor devil would he ready I > travel to Potters Fo ld The other two tioTnaon he boards weie not ready. W.- stool bet we-a the hoa'd bed and the enflin, and Peter was in the door wry lot king at us out of a p iir of ugly eyes, that locked deatnly; the p.ie*. smelt d iiiiiv, iid the idea occurred to lis tijat 1*6. er im^u; locli u iRK I FEBRUARY 11, 1849. in by way of a joke, and we hurried paat him to the outside door. "What'a the matter! Don't like the place!" "Can't aay I do, Peter; queer apot; rayther lonesome for a sleeping spot." "Never heard anybody complain of it." "When did these people die!" "One last night, two dis morning." "Does everybody that dies in the hospital come here !" "Yes, all come to my house. Some bury from here who got friends got money. Come here, loon he die." "What's that room?'

"Dat onet Where doctors ?ut up de bodjr." "Cut up the bodiea 1 You don't pretend to say that ^everybody who dies in this hospital is dissect"Non. Cut him up to see what he die of. See many tunny scene here. I sows'em up when de doctor done, and put de pieces in de hole." "What hole?' "That hole under de table; it lead away down into de Nerd river. Sewer, you call him, eh 1" "Why, Peter, you seem to be a man of consequence. You ought to be paid high." "Sometime?when I lay eut de body, and do de have." Peter then opened another room, where there was a sort of pulpit and seats, and here Peter said the Coroner held his jury over the bodies of those that died in the hospital; and that the doctors lectured here Upstairs,by a circular staircase, we found a sort o! anatomical cabinet?preserved babies, and legs, and fingers, and sculls, and all that aort ot thing. 'Seen enough!" Bays Pete. "Plenty," euid we. "Now I go wtd you to the marine building," and shutting up his cabinet shop, told us as we went along, atones about Dr. Post, Dr. Duck, Dr. Smith, Beck and all the other head men that do the cutting and curving, and dosing, and physicking inside those walls. As we entered the marine building, we met a man coming out with a coal scuttle in his hund. and a hole in hia throat. He whispered Pete as he passed, "Who is that old chap, Pete!" " Name is Kristy?been fireman here six year. Cut his throat twice." " What did he cut his throat twice for 1" "Cause he did'nt kill himself de first time " " But what did he cut it the first time tor 1" " Cause he love putty girl. Leetle girl no love him." " What a d-^d fool to cut his throat for a woman," said we. " Great many more fool dan kirn about de women," replied tne philosopher of the dead-hause. Here a man came tor Pete, aad aid tkera was a man just dead, over in No. 9, north building, and wanted our ckaperen, and so Pete left a liva reporter to take care of himself, wktle he put off to haadle tka dead man. We soon secured another pilot in the ohapo of a nurse. We stated our business, and he very willingly offered kts services. We descended into a sort of ground cells, with doors leading into a mam passage, which extended the entire length oi the building. N oticing our surprise at the bars, and bolts, aid fastenings of the windows, evidences of a prison instead of a hospital, he informed us that the entire floor had never been used since the maniacs had been transferred to Bloominedale: and "God forbid they should aver be," said we, for our blood ran cold at the idea of being chained in ono of these loathsome damp cells, even if a person should ever lose his reason. We ascended to the next floor ,and went among the patients ; many were sailors, but all were not The floor is divided up into large rooms, and near each is the nurse's room, generally a man who has been a patient, but who, having been cured, and having nothing else to do, is willing, for f 8 a month, to nurse the patients in a particular ward. There are on this floor three wards, containing in each ward nine to twelve patients. Here are paced men who are accidentally wound ed : firemen, Irishmen blows np blast'ng, broken legs, and arms and aculls, and tractarss of all kinds, persons run over in the streets or stabbed in a fray. We cast our eyes over them; but we have no room for details. Some were reading, playing drafts, and whistling away long weary hours oi pain and suffering, us well as they knew how. On the next floor we found about the same number of wards, but much more cleanly, and evidence of woman's care and watchfulness. The nureee were females, and among them we found an old Martha Washington. She made us welcome, and we took a seat in her room. Most of the patients on that floor had had legs or arms amputated, or eyes injured, or collar bones broken. Attached to each ward in a room containing a Groton fountain, n hath with cold or hot water at all hours. Again we rose to another fleer?same wards, but filled with all the cases tkst cannet be mentioned We would recommend every sailor, and every youDf mu who is fond of floating about town, aid going to bad places at night, or of gettug acquainted with strange women, to spend an hour in thoao wards, and then he could aee ita effects ia all the most loathsome and disgusting forma. The smell waa dreadful. Fine looking intelligent young men, rotten, and dying the most horrible death by inches. We would not be a nurse in one of these wards for Bill Aster's income. The last call we made was upon the House Doc'or, as he ia designated. He was a young man, and had walked that hospital for two years, and would now remain for two years more. He is constantly on hand. The head doctor general!* goes through the hospital every day, attended by about a dozen simple looking pups that wa auppoae were his students. Here a tin horn blew, and seeing from every ward persons hurrying out with tin pails and larse earthen dishes, we aslted the nurse what it meant. " That ib the dinner hom " " Thete persons do dine then'?" said we, somewhat surprised. "To be aure they do?them as is living." " I should like h bite myselt." "Come, then, and dine in my ward, with the patients." " With pleasure;"* and she left ub. There was a long table, well rubbed down, but no table cloth. We took a Beat. " Are you a patient?" said one ehap, with hia head bound up. " For a little while." " What'a the matter 1" " Consumption." " Are you a sailor 7 Custom House duck 1 Eh 7" " No.'* " Then you got no business here; your place is in the main building. Well, you had better wait until the House Doctor examines you." "Thank you. What do the governors give you for grub 1" " We gets soup every day at dinner." " Very good. What else 7" " Bread." " No butter 7" "No." "Bad." " We get common bull beel every other day, and every other day that we don't get beet tor dinner, we gets mush and molasses, and Sundays we gets only rice and molasses." " Who gives you your feed 7" " We takes turns and gets it, and one set keep the room clean, another cleans the dishes, And w? all as is well enough helps them as isn't well enough." " Well, there is Rothmg like it, we must help each other in this world, if we wish to be happy. Do you get tobacco?" " It we pays for it, and clie wa it on the sly, and if we smoke, ws has to go down in the yard; it aint allowed." The dinner arrived ; it was plain and wholesome, and everything was clean. The soup was not particularly rich; no condiments were on the *? * * /?/? thais ko/tj uH/1 fnnlr s das at ih dlf*. AUOUl iuui gui vii uivii ucuo, u.iu ? ^vu? by the table. It was a simple and beautiful sight to see ttf ir kindness to the worst cases; riot a soul helped himself until those who were in bed were helped, who could not help themselves. We ate but little, and then took a stroll about the grounds. It must be a delightful thing in the sunmei time for those who have been coatined by accitJt nt or sickness in those wards, to come out and breathe the Irosli air, to look aooul upon the rich green sward, to get under the shade of the trees nnd list# n to the warbling of the birds, or stroll shout the beautiful grounds, and look over the wallsand see busy lite movingall abuut the n. We thought so. and passed over tntfce no th buildisg Here we found mostly medical wards, and open the different floors, lever cases, ensypelts, consumption, and cancers; and down on the basement, we rame to a lock-Bp ward, the only one we saw about the place. We asked the nurse, as we looked lit the bars end locks, what it meant "This," said k\ "is the Delirium Trern-ns War J " There were half a dozen cotb'-d* about the room, but only three i ccupauts, and they seemed | net enough. Hmvc any of these men ever had the delirium tremens?" said we. " Ves, all of 'ems but they are ssne now." " Whutdo voudo with them when th"y nre brought here 1" "L <clt the ii or, strip them, g.e* th:.u a hot j IER A bath and make them go to bad. Persons whs bate the delirium, or horrors, don't go to sleep. It generally commences about three days after they hate left drinking. They canI not aleep; their mind ia all on fir* anH it ma't ; let >m sleep. They want to walk about, and then I we strap 'em down with thia machine," ahowing ! ua some sort of a leather bed harness. "If they go raving mad, and Bcream, we bring them into another room " We asked to see it. It was, indeed, a maniac'a cell: not a thing m it but the walla and the grated door. "Here we allow them to rave and acream; and sometimes you would think all the devils in hell had broke loose. When they get exhausted we St them into bed again; and tnen, if they get sleep, ey get well?get over it." "And if they don't get aleep 1" "Why, then they die." "Don't the doctors do anything for them!" "What can they dot They give porter and laudanum sometimes, to induce sleep; but that's all gammon. When a man has got the ruania you can t do any thing else but watcn or tie him, and let it have its own way. The blood is all on fire, and isn't blood, but a sort of half spirits and water, and he feels queer in his viena like, and thinks its snakes as is crawling all over him, and his eyes is , no eyes at all. He thinks he sees things as he don't see, and don't see things aa they is; would jump out of a four story window and think he was a going across a bridge." " Why, my friend, you seem to know all about it. Did you ever have the horrors 1" " Of course I had ; that's the way I come here." " l)o you have the same grub here aa in the marine V " Not exactly. Most of the persons in this house pay, and tne doctor gives 'em what they require. Why, some chaps upstairs, as had had the fever get anything they want; eggs, beef-steak, old Madeira, and liquor and porter, and all that." We parted Irotnhim, and entered the main building and introduced ourselves to Mr. Roberts, the gentlemanly clerk of the establishment. He weat with us through the main building. On the upper part is a large room where the amputations are done by the most experienced surgeons. On the next floor were large wards for colored patients, and lower down were wards for females, and we noticed a large number. The main building has two large wings, filled with wards and patients ? The centre of the main building is occupied for the apothecary's shop, the physicians' rooms, the governor's room, and the office. The family of the superintendent occupy a portion of it. The basement is used for the cooking and the house department. Every thing looked clean about the place. A table is set for the surgeons, assistants, &c. Another table for the nurses and other attactUi of the establishment. There is a wash and drying house detached from the main building, where all the clothes and.bed stuffs are washed by steam. There is a large flower garden, occupying half aa acrs, noith of the main building. The income of tha hospital for the last year (1847), was derived trom the lellowing sources:? tats annuity #13,600 00 Board ot Seamen 16 333 44 Do. ef pay patients 13,371 33 Tickets to Students, as 1,000 04 $43,303 70 Tha txpensss for tha sams tlms wsrs $44 084 88 ttmii iif netnui nnr muIi>?j tl 7S? IB The Bloomwgdale Asylum, however, is a part of the aame institution, and that pays:? ! Ita Income for 1347 ?u $10,011 T8 Its expenditures (actual) 90,143 23 $10,710 33 It paid an old mortgage of $8,000, and yet had left $2,770 63, which fully meeta the deficiency in the City Hospital proper. Some of the moat eminent and respected men in our city have been Governors in this Institution during the patt eighty years, and connected with ita surgical and medical departments, the most famed of our surgeons and physicians. For $3 per week, any sick person will be reeeived there. He deposits $12, or a month's board, and if begeta well, and wishes to leave before the expiration ot that time, he will only be eharged for the time actually theie, and the balance will be refunded. This charge includes medicine, and the best medical attendance. 11 the patient chooaea, by paying extra, he can have a room to himself, and such attendance as he limy desire from outside the walls. The smount of patients admitted m 1847 was 3,716. Of these, only 402 died, and the rest were cured, ran away, or remain there still. As we passed down the walk, towards tha Broadway gate, we met the dead house man coming in. "Are you done V said he. " Yea, most aage Peter, when we have asked you one question, and get your answer. Pete, you are a philosopher. Ot all those chaps i that have been in there, that are there, that | have come out this way. and been carried out your w ay, since that old building was nicknamed an hospital, what ailed most of them 1" Peter paused lor a moment, and then gravely answeird us, " rum." We pondered over it as we came down Broadway. and ic orated the word " rum." we tho ught oi eases, of many cases, that had come under our own personal knowledge, that had gone there, and directly or indirectly, the cause, in the first place, was rum ; and for eighty years old king Alky has been a good customer to the hospital Mind. How many eyes are closed forever by that Peter ! How many pass through the hands of that man whose very vocation makes him heartless, who have had far different prospects ahead, when manhood first arrived to them ! But so it is ; such is life, and a man can die but once, and he may as well die there as in?the street. City Intelligence. Psoosr.iii or thb IIykr and Sullivas Kxcitrmbst. ? The excitement relative to the late light la abating, but has not as yet entirely subsided Thoeewho are not over nlee. are oonvinoed that nothing remains for tbore who risked money upon Sullivan's head but to csv over the cbanare and wait for better lunk next tin*. Others there are. hewever, who are not ee easily convinced, and these latter gentlemen swear by Sullivan's card that the fight was fonl, and that they will not udongh over." Meantime, the crowd around Sullivan's dsore Is renewed every afternoon A little Interlude oconrred there yesterday, whieh was not mentioned in any hill While hundreds of anxious individuals were gsamg Intently at the windows of the houee No 0 Chatham street, a couple of fonr footed degs wormed their way into the midst of the orowd and began to ehow belligerent manifestations In less than a misute. a ery was raised of " Hurrah ' hnrrah 1 a dog fight1 a dog fight I make a ring Aad a ring was accordingly f. ruied in short orJer, tbs erowd hastily pushing back to savs their legs from a dangeren* contact with ths teeth of tbe combatants The boys threw up their hats in gtee, and the doge snarled and snapped at eaeh other in fine style. All was goirgrn swimmingly,when a stalworth Gerraen elbowed bis way tbrongh the erowd, aDd seising one of the dogs, a bnge brindle bull-mastiff, by tbe tail, announced himself tbe owner of tie animal, and retreated, dragging htaper, after hiin. The ' heaped imprecations on the bead of the Merman for spoiling their sport, end at one time It seemed as If he won d have paid for his temerity with a broken sconce; but he was finally allowed to escape, and the vast oonoo irse of people letnrned to their laudable enterprise of wpteht ig the windows of Vankee Sullivan's h >use, hup'og that by some rare chance they mlrht obtain a sight of the great defeated We are toll now that Sullivan does not intend to advise his friends to withheld tbe money which they have bet. The decision of the referee, h* rays, must be Soul, aad accordirg to this doo'rin*. alt tbe money wagered upon his head la lost. This will probably end the dispute betwnsa betting part!.'*, and It Is to he hoped that all other disputes arising out of this transaction, may be silenced at the same rime. All who were at the flg'it, even llyer's friends exprssi their surprhe at hie accomplishments in the ring. Tom Hrxa is * Moon Wiiiu ?An incident occurred on b'ri lay nigbt last, at the Broadway House, corner of Grand street and Broalway, which showa c inclusively that Tom Hyer, the champion of the great prixe light, is, beyond doubt, a good whig On that night a meeting was held of tbe Whig \ oung Men's General Committee, when a resolution was passed to select a deli gate of one from each ward, and form a committee for the purpose of lirliig e salute or 300 guns oa the Battery, on tbe 6?h of March next, in honor of the Inaugnra Ion of General Taylor. Th's resolution passed aa a matter of course, unanimously One of the membars thea roia and raid: - "Mr. Chairman " I' Hearl hearl' l '-I move, Mr Chslrms n. thet a oocsiiiltt'e of oae be appointed 1 firm mch ward, to inert Tow?Hj?r, an.l eroort hira to ' thecltj." Thla mr'ion i au?? 1 a Kt-o?ral Uugh whru 1 i hi' mnnr of lha raaolution (food up and raiJ: "Oantli m-n. ?hit ara jou all laughing at? Tom Hjariaa > d ?d good whirl" The langbtrr now Inorctaad and ? tha mea'lrg btoka up In eonfudon, but wbather tha retolullon waa patted. wa war* unabla to learn. D?i(( Down CoaniTioa or tiii Pi bi u: Own?r?a* ? (?laa* la quite chaap In our olty, and rarjr ^ good bioom* can ba biugnt for a rhllliag a-pias* r \Va wondir the proprietor# of omaibutas do ant patronlia tha dealer# In thaaa oommodltlee. Wa raw a paraoa tha otbar day. nearly killad la gat- ' flag Into an onnibua. tha high (tap of whloh waa i'u?arad with froaen mow and dirt, (otna layer* deep ? lOr pr duct of a wcrk mare batng no foot-hold. dnwu h? tall, and only tared by a mlraala from ' bitaatt g lUx tvjk. ox bx.og dr-(tt?J aacng '.ho nam?t- 1 L D. tvvo cents. ooa vehicle* pealing rapidly at the time. New, arix penny broom, applied twry Morning, wonld hare in rod the ntop from III filthy and dangorona mmwi lationa. Than again, what a oomfort It la fan a lady or gontloman, with a toouhaobe, or rheumatlemjto sit with their beada oleee to a broken pane ot glaae! How delieiotuly the eold ourrent rnabea In npon the bead or faoe of the anfferer. Better get oat at onae, or rath or not get In, than bo oxpoeod to enoh danger, for there wonld be leaa danger of eold and rheamnttam if all the wlnda of heaven were blowing freely npon yon In the mid it of a wild prairie Tble la the rit nation of leveral omnibueee, eipeotally one of the Beat Broadway llnee. We wonld reoommend a little neaeo attrition to the oomfort of the pnbUo. Brooai are not t o dear to buy, andglaia haa no exolaeduty npon It in thli oountry. Which Mah ouunt to nam mi Loenao Ur?? On the police returna from the flrat ward, yoatrrday morning, was mentioned the following oaee A poor man, nmmed Francis Burnett, wao brought Into the tatlon bcuae, by a eltlien named Owen StnMoy, who Inalitidnpon Burnett being looked up, beoanaoho bad taken, without leave, three biscuit*. valued at one cent eaoh, from an open barrel, at pier No I, ?aet RJvt-;. The prliomr appealed to the humanity ef the porooaa 5relent; inld that hli family were hungry, and he *>a eetltute of tbo meani with which to inpply them with foed, and be only torgot hla rerpeot to the right* of property, when he thought of hi* hungry children olamerlng for bread. Tbie appeal had no effect up <n tbo oomplalnant, who Inrleteo upon tbo poor men'* incarceration. Capt. Wiley, In making bl* return* to tbo chief of police, folt himself celled upon to make an explanation ef tbeoaie, but he could not do otherwise, of course, than to keep the prisonerln ouatody, and reium o:m to ine pone* emoe, ?t in* I'embs. The rani arki that be mad* upon hie return* to tba Chief, do honor to hie head and heart A* an offleer of tha of the munloipal authorities, he could not do other*)** than keep the man In custody; but he only evinced a laudable degree of manllneaa when he remoaatrated with the complainant, and urged him for the eake ef mercy to withhold hie cemplaiut. A* the oaee now atanda, the man Burnett may be lmprleoned In a criminal's cell, until Tueaday morning neat, when, in all probability, he will be discharged by a human* bench oi magistrate* Meantime, ble family may offer the want of food which three day* labor might hay* procured for them. We cannot but look upon the caee of tbe prisoner and hie family, aa one to be envied beside that of the man who would thus wantonly tortur* the needy. We wonld auff-r the shame, (what there la of it.) of the prisoner, and the hanger of his family, rather than the rcfieorlone of the aocoaor. Accident.?A woman named Mary Ann Cnrran, of Ilarlem, fell upon the side-walk in Bleeoker, near Sullivan street, on Friday evening, and was seriously Injured. She wee taken up by a policeman, and medical aid called. It was found that she was seriously injured; ber oase was properly attended to, and she was removed to tbe house of a friend, at No. 03 Third Avenue. A Case not put down on the Calendeb.?While the Supreme Court was In special session at the City llall yeiterday, and oounsel were displaying remarkable powers of elosutlon in a case involving some >40,000, the bench, lawyers and all. were eleotrified by the sadden appearance ef an Italian vender of piaster of Pari* bnsta, who walked into court, bearing aa arm fall of his wares, and with tbe utmost sung froid called out, at the top of his lungs, Oentlemaaes vant a henne: yese? sell verre cheap a, verre good-a. verre oheap-a." Tha tfflcera were on their feet ia an instant? the counsel ceased forth* moment?the judge adjusted hi* kids and cravat, and the audience found enough to do. smothering an inclination to roar ont la laughter at the exceedingly ludicrous incident. The intruder was summarily ejected and tbe counsel proceeded with argument, net in the least disconcerted, and only ob11 '?d to repeat the last half dcxen points, in order to bring himself back to the lucid position at which ha was previous to the Interruption. Amuaementa In Hoe ton. [Correspondence ef the Springfield Republican ] U. S. Hotel, Feb. 6,1849. Mrs. Pierce Butler, us Bhe announces herself is her card, or Fanny Kemble Butler, as her early admirers loved to call her, is creating quite a sensation in th'S city, by her reading* from Sbakspeare. She haa now given some five or *lz, and intends to continue them up to thirty; tor Uiey ar* reaping for her not only fame but fortune. Masonic Temple, where she gives her entertainments, is crowded to overflowing at every reading. The tickets are exhausted some 3(i to 48 hours before the time arrives, and hundreds, both strangers and citizens, are disappointed in their efforts to gain admittance. Fach reading nets her trom $250 to $300, which at three a week (she gave lour last week would produce $750 to $900, clear of all expenses Her thirty readings would thus net her, at the lowest estimate, $7,500. And, ol course, she will not be euffeied to stop heie. Already there are calls for her from New York and other places Last Friday evening, through the kindness of a friend, (all the tickets having been taken up early on Thursday morning,) I had the pleasure of hearing her. The coming of the lady was heralded by an elderly gentleman placing a chair behind the little red covered desk on the platform, which constituted all the stage of the performer. Two large volumes of ?hakspe are were laid on the desk, and the buzz of conversation that lud filled the hall ceased. Presently, Mrs. Butler made her appearance, as from a trapdoor near the platform, ana, escorted by Charles .Sumner, ehe took her place behind th* desk., She was elegantly dressed, as if tor a baJl, wearing a rich light silk, with short sleeves and low neck ; the vacuity being supplied by a superabundance ol flowing luce work Bowing with infinite grace, she put Back with her handler dark and glosay bair, (which wi-.b dressed with elegant plain* ueer,) and with slightly allecied emotion said," I have the honor to read the Merchant at Venice." Then taking her text, and just reading the list of characters, the en ered at once upon the pity. And now, how, t-hall I describe the beauty, the power, and the genius displayed by this woman, by which for two entire hours, but with a short intermission at the middle, she kept her large audience bound in almost breathless silence, interrupted only by spontaneous outbreaks of applause, which it was impossible to restrain? I could not have believed before that a aingle human votce was able, by the simple reading of a play, to produce such an e fleet. Not only was the utterance clear, distinct end eloquent, but the feelings ot each actor were represented most admirably, in the voice, expression, manner |and settures ol the reader. One moment, she was the fiendish Shylock, and rage, hate and vengeance ruled in her countenarce and her voice; the next, the calm, kind, Christian Antonio, submissive to his fa'e, was counteifeited; again she was sweet Portia, describing her lovers to her maid, acting the Judge with dignity and wisdom, nnchantiilizing her husband with the loss of the ring which lie had vowed to keep till death. The manner in which these memorable lines were pronounced, was above panegyric; every syllable fell upon the ears of an almost breathless auditory:? ' The quality of mercy is not strain'* ; it drnppelh as the geotl, rain from heaven, Upon lhe place be ninth ; It Is tirlse blasa'd; It blesseth blm that glvas, and him that takes ; 'Tia mightiest In the mightiest: It besoms* The throned monarah better than hlserown : Pis feeptre show* the foree of temporal power. The attribute to aw# and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread aod fear of kings ; But mercy la above this seeptared sway? It Is enthroned In the hearts of kings, it is an attribute to (led himself; And earthly power doth then show llksst (Jod's, When meioy seasons justice " The next forenoon (.Saturday) she repented " Midsummer Night's flream," which she had 1 reviously given at one of her eveninw re?dui7H I was again a delighted listener. She succeeded even better, if possible, in this than in the " Meri bant o! Venice." Every variety of nassion, every rhade of character, was portrayed with a faithfulness and vigor that showed the master mind, the fitnius arid ibe acquirements of the reader, in a manner to astonith even those most accustomed to the representations of the beat actors th .t ever walked ii|On the atage. Her appreciation of the several characters who acted " the most lamentable comedy and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisbe," was exquisitely life-like. So of Puck, Ile:ens, Hermia. and all, indeed There was a satirical sting in ner voice, as ahe said .? ' Ry all the vows that ever men hava broke; In number mora than ever woman spok ?," that made the words cut deep But as her hearers were mostly ladies, J fear it was in a great degree lost. On this occasion, she was led to her seat by J ur ge Bying'on. of the Common Pleas Court, and hed subatiiated for her gay array of the previous evening, a rich dark vrlvetdress, high in the neck, with a row ot silver hell buitenadown in front. Religious Intelligence. Cnt'srnm is Cai i>oum*.?Contribution* are to be :?k?u up In most ot the Kptsoopal ohurobee In this ilty and Rreoklyn, lo-Say week, to defray the ex[lei'Hc*' f mi-stooaiie* to (California Thus It will be ?? n i bat the (.fcnrrh looks to California as a future laid for raltaalva operation*. Bli hop Dran*. of Now Jfriey. I* again oonraleaeeat, ind >t la aiprctad ha will aoon ha abla to reaama hla pl??< pal dat tea. Iler. AuRuntuaWc odbury ha* accepted a oall from tha rrond I nir&rlan Society of Concord, N. H. lha I'raibytery of Rochoatar mat la that olty oa "rerday laat. A largo aumbar of mlnlstara and aldara ra la attaadaaaa. A revival of religion baa for aoma tin* beaa galag an u Ilia Makhodiat kipUoopal ohurah at Hyraotua. A yoong lady naaad Mary A. OfbM wai reeently Irownad la a creek, aaar Oreeaflold. la., la eoaaoii*>oca of a oarrlage npaattiag. la whlea ibl ?M oioei ??

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