Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 15, 1849, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 15, 1849 Page 2
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? ???pm NEW YORK HERALD. wtkWMI eornar or Kuitin and Naaaaa ma* J Amies (MIKUOIV BHNHKTT, PROPRIETOR. TMM DAILY HEK ALU.?lion Hit wit', 1 rnti per oopy? 17 per annum The MOANLNG HVITIUH u publuked at fo'clock A. M., and di'Tributed before breakfast : the AFT Eli t/OUN EDITION cum be had of the nrwbiM ?t 2 o'clock. THE WEEKLY H.SEalU, for circulation on thii Conti nont, w published every Saturday, at cent4 per copy, or U por annum, for Hreul itian in Ki?"?j<e. and yrfn rd it fYench and Enpluh at rei le p tr copy, or %i pec annual, the latter price to exclude the port ope. ALL Ut'VTEKb by mod. fee .uhucripUons, or weth odvet (u?nnli,l? Wmt-yaU,?lb poiS/ipe will 6* deducted frton (At ovorm rftwwtfd VULU&TAK V (JUKKXSHUNDENVE, eontomtnf tmportant noun, tone And from any quarter of the world: tf need,will be liberally paid for. ADniHTISkMENTS, (renr.oed every mere nine, and to be pub fie bed a. the morning and afternoon edition*, )nt reasonable price*,- too written in a plain, lopible manner; the propriMor mot renamei i for errors in wcanuecript. HO NO"t. ~ ktokc-iof a-imymout communutrtiime. Won eoer is inten t .1 for interti ll n?il Ire awhenti-ated by the tame and ad- -est cf th writer; -ot -ecettanly for piio'i -a ft on, bet at a guar-uty of Die pood faith- We eannot return rejected communications. PUIS JINU of all kir de 'temted beautifully, and with detpiitea. UriUri r?niwi aitnt irner. TUB UBRJ1.D KHTABLlSHMBNTk epen throughout the nif/U, AMUSEMENTS TUIS EVENING. BOWERY THEATRE. Bowtry?Hunchback?Nationai. Ovarii. BROApwaV THEATRE. Broadway?Montr-Cruto?Oi.d Ij'iaib ann Yovmq H carta. rational theatre. chatham square?no? ? cauroHNiA? Koiika Mcaoowa?Tanov rut BURTON'S THBAIKB. Chamber! 1 treat?Mucui ar Mamino ?TIBTIRAMA?MUWTO-CBIBTV. MECHANICS' BALL, Broadway, near Brootno?Christy's diitrba society library, Broadway, near Leooard-Naw Orua>i SaaiiADiaa AI.HAMBRA, Broadway, near Prinee?Barm, La nt ft Oo.'a Awbriuan Cikcur ZOOLOGICAL BALL, Bowery?Tar Amruhcr ft Co/a Bnnaim, CHINESE MUSEUM, 53? Broadway?Ohzrmr Curio hiticr PANORAMA HALL, B88 Broadway?Down avajpi Panorama or Mexico. tabernacle. itro?dw?y?<:ui?ov? coho?rt. Rnr VoriLlhumdajr, February 10* 1B49. Stale of California?The Necessity of a Covemmeiit there. Our columns to day, contain official despatches from California, which were forwarded to the Secretary on the twenty-second of December. They will be found in another column, under the telegraphic head. If one half of the information which Commodore Jones details be true?and we have implicit confidence in the whole of it?socieiy in California iB in a truly lamentable state. He confirms all that has been said of the frequency of murders in the gold region, and the necessity there exists for prompt and decisive legislation for that part of our territory. The nectssity of Congress providing some sort of government for our distant territory of California, is becoming more urgent every day; and unless some relief be extended, we may reasonably anticipate the worst consequences. It is now in a state of direful anarchy and confusion?worse even than any country in Europe alter a revolution. Notwithstanding the pressing emergency that has existed for forming a government lor that teintoiy since it was acquired from Mexico, Con gree? has wasted its time, frem the commencement ol the session till the present, in idle discussions on the slavery question, on mileage, on " them books," on propositions to abolish grog in the navy, and reduce our sailors to a vegetable compound, instead of legislating for that valuable acquisition. Unless some government be framed lor that teiritory, great, and perhaps irreparable, injury may be done. All Europe is in a hubbub in consequence of the vast gold wealth o( California. Expeditions are being formed m Antweip, Bremen, and every part of England, and the prospect is there will be an inundation of foreign* ers of all nations there in a short time. What a lamentable state ol sllairs must ensue among a heterogeneous population, without any government at all! T^o onrmitiffl ivhir*h U'p urn rpppu'intr fenm rom day to day, are indeed harrowing. Murder ttalks in broad day-light, and unless relief be immediately extended, we know not what the result will be. The thirst tor gold is attracting all the worthless and reckless characters of the Pacific to he gold mines, and such a concentration of bad materials will produce a scene of crime and misery without a parallel. A Rk-union ?Humors hare been in circulation for some duyp, but especially at Tammany Hall, that a re-umonot the old hunkers and barnburners is about to be consummated. That some such event is contemplated we have every reason to believe. The wire-pullers of the two parties have been extremely activs for the last two weeks; private meetings have been held in all the wards ot the city ; a mutual interchange of civilities between the leaders was the result, and a resolution to forgive past offences, and abstain from further recrimination and abuse of each other, was adopted. Now that Mr. Van Buren has succeeded in defeating the election of General Cass, which, in reality, was all that ever was intended?the Shiboloth r>f free soil and free labor was nil l*ntli?? and prunella"?it ia not likely he will throw any obstacle in the way ot an amicable arrangement, particularly aa it ia known that a strenuous effort will be made by the whiga, in the next Congress, to repeal the aub-treasury law, hie pet measure; he knows it is only by a complete and thorough amalgamation of the democratic family that it can be preserved on the statute book. For this reason, we are of opinion that ne at least will not be averse to a reconciliation. But be that as it may, there are other and strong- i er grounds for believing that in this city they will unite, even though they should not in this and the other States in which they have a party.? They have now been out of office for two years, in consequence of the unhappy differences that have sprung up amongst t em, leaving the whiga all the time in the quiet enjoyment of the city spoils. When the democrats are out of office, so long they are generally out at the elbows, too; and they now begin to feel the effects of their family jars by the emptiness of their pockets; so that, beyond all doubt, an effort ol no ordinary kind will be made to heal the dissensions between the two factions, in order that a determined rally may be made at the ensuing election, to oust the whigi and take possession of the spoils. A common interest will urge them to pursue this course, even should the master spirits forbid the bans, which is not likely, for the reasons we have above hinted at. The Irish in New Yore.? We give, in another column, a report of the complimentary dinner that was given, the evening before last, to Msssrs. Bergen and Ryan, the American sympathizers. While we are on this subject, we cannot help remarking the unfortunate condition of the Irish in this coun. try and at home. They come from Ireland to this country to enjoy perfect liberty, and yet we see the same feuds prevail among them here which have urru me touec ui uieir misfortunes in tneir own country. There are (our journal* published here devoted to Irish Interests, and they are thoroughly opposed to each other. The Bishop's journal attacks the Nation, and the Nation attacks the Bishop's journal. It is this quarrelsome spirit, this continually disturbing temper, which has been the cause ol all the degradation o( the Irish race in Ireland, and which holds them up to ridicule and depreciation in this land, where they enjoy perfect liberty, and where they might make themselves entitled to'the highest respect, if they would but live peaceably toget er and settle their difficulties in a rational manner. _ _ Th* Mail Stkamk.i. Pajiaha.?The steamship Panama will not rail till Saturday morning. She is unavoidably detained. Mo- is in excellent condition. The hVnkly liertd-t will be ready to go in 4,ei to the I'aciUc. I Movnmns OF TBS F.astkkn MaNUF actttsbm ? We learn from Washington that a number of Eastern manufacturers have been in conoUve there, for the purpose of submitting to Congress, or at lean to the Committee ol Wa>a and Meins> information coxceining the working at-.d operalion of the tariff nf 18d(i: and that having peso tiled this information, the committee have authorised their chairman to prepare a report to the House of Representatives on the subject. The purport o^ this report will, we are luioriuea, De a review ot the protective system, aud a recommendation to I change the rate of duties now in force, and adopt a higher scale, and that the duties ought to be specific, instead of ad valorem. Tins is, no doubt, an attempt on the part of the Eastern manufacturers, to have the tariff moulded to suit their purpose?to increase the value of their manufacturing stock, as the bulls of Wall street try to enhance the quotations of the fancies which they may held. If not nipped in the bud, this movement muy become very extensive, and may end in fastening en the country a high tariff during the administration of General Tayler; for we apprehend that nothing can be done at this session. We trust that the commercial and agricultural interests of this country will watch this movement, and not tolerate the manufacturers of one section of the Union, in monopolising the legisla* tion of the country and using it for their exclusive benefit. The country Has prospered very well under the present tariff, and with some alight modifications it can be made to unswer every purpose. Tint Public Printing.?There is every indication thut the new movement in regard to the public printing at Washington will turn out a juggle, that at the next session some mode similar to the one last in operation must be adopted, and that the Union and Intelligencer will be appointed to do all the fat jobs. It appears that the advertisements tor bids to do the printiug are answered by journeymen printers, without capital or ability to carry their proposals into effect. The rates which they ofier to do the work for, are so reduced, too, that it would be impossible to realize any profit from the work, or, indeed, do it at all. We believe all the contracts have been thrown up, and that Congress must bo back to the old Home Department.?We believe we were the firet journalist in this country to advocate the organization or a Home Department, as a separate and distinct branch of the government, and we are pleased to see the subject taken up at Washington with the prospect of that necessary reform being eflected. it has passed one branch ol Congress, and we hope it will pass the other, and become a law at this session. It is very important that such anew department should be created It will embrace all domestic statistics of the country, as well as the taking of the census, matters which have heretofore been rather neglected. Theatrical and Mimical. Bowtar Thbatbb.?The pleasing variety of drama, farce and opera which has nightly been produced at this house lately, has had the effect of flUiog it well eaoh evening, and eliciting great npolause. The drama of the " Locksmith'' we have already noticed as being one of the most interesting pieces of the season. Such dramas as this and the " Sergeant's AVIfe" cannot fail to prove highly attractive at any theatre. The opera of the "National Guard" has also been very suooessfull; It is interesting and amusing in story, and the music is moat pleasing, particularly as It Is most charmingly given by Miss Taylor and therestof the ptrfoimers. This is a season of the year when theatricals generally are dull; but this winter our city has bten continually filled with strangers, Californians, ho., and they have liberally patronised the places of entertainment; and as the Rownrj is always among the flret that strangers go to, it has had Its full share. The enter prUiog, go-ahead way in which It Is conducted, will always entitle It to the full support of the play going publio. For to-night's bill,wereler to our list of amusematnffl Broadway Theatrb.?Independent of the great attraction that ia offered at the Br Jadway Theatre, the *ingle fact that to-night ia set apart for the benefit of Mr. Blake, would be suffloient to fill the houae. It la needled for ua tr enter into any details concerning the claim which this gentleman has on the theatregoing portion of the oommunlty. The entertainments will be of the highest order. In addition to the grand rcmanlto speotacle, the " Count of Monte Crlato," which we hare repeatedly noticed, and whioh has had ro successful a run everslnoeU was put on the stage, the exoellent comedy of ' Old Heads and Young Hearts''will be performed. I a this latter piece. Mr. Blake will take tne part of the aged olergyman, Jesse Kural The whole of the drauiatio strength of this tbertre will be In rsquliUion to-night for Blake's benefit. including Iierr Drlesbacb and the lions. National Thratbe.?" Roslna Meadows" and " Mose In California," are all the rage now-a days at this house, and the inimitable manner in whioh Chanfrau personates the hero In both pieces, is applauded " to the echo" each eveninr. Chanfrau Is a capital general aotor. but his More is certainly his masterpiece it is the most ua :ural and life-like performance we have ever seen; acd notwlthitanding the pieces of whiob Mose Is the hero are but extravaganzas, there is nothing extravagant or overstretched in Lie acting, but the New York b'hoy. rough, honest, manly, ard energetic, fond ef his gal and nia ''machine," is displayed In all his glory. The second aet rf " More in < alifornla" Is tbe best of the two, though the Cnt one Is full of fun The wharf seene, and tne departure of the good ship flumbugare well managed as to scenery, and the devices of loafer Joe to procure a passage free gratis to tbe land of promise, are very fonny. To-night the two loeal pieces, and "Teddy the Tiler," wilt be played. Burton's Thbatrk.?As usual, thlo favorite place of amusement was well attended laat evening, to witness tbe ever attractive pieces get up by tbe prince of manager*, Mr. Burton. Mr. Buxton'a appearance again, last evening. In the " Breach of Promise," wa? greeted with renewed applause. The new aketoh celled " Flttlmanla. or the Man Who Saw the Fight," wai very laughable. The entertammente eoaoluded with the admired burlesque called " Monto Chriaty," In wbich the whole force of the talented company it brought Into requisition To-night an excellent bill Is preeented : " Mischief Making," "Flatlmanla." "Your Life's In Danger." and "Monto Christy." If these attractions don't draw a crowded house, wa don't know what will. American Ciecre.? There is no laok in the patronage given to this place of amusement by the amateurs I of epott. skill and agility in our city. If fact, we do not know any place where they oonld be better served. Messrs. Sands. Lent & Co seem to have ocneelred the desire to Increase every week the number of attractions on thslr bill. And besides tbis diversity of entertainment, the admirable feats of Mr. Sands and bis graceful children, the instinct of May Fly, Cinderella, and the fighting ponies, are, of themselves, sufficient to Inturw an excellent audience to the olrens. John Ootsln, the | witty olown, whose appearanoe was hailed with so mnoh ! applause, has rstnrned to the circus with an ample sap- | ply ef puns, conundrums and good Jokes. Tha aspect , of this witty clown Is sufficient to make any man laugh who is affected with the spleen. Sio* oha Bitoacnsnti ?Tills talented eantatrlce, who Is so anxiously expeeted in New York by nil the admlreie she left behind when she went to Boston, after having appeared with immense sncoese at several concerts in that city, has easoolated herself with M. Henri Hers, the celebrated pianist, and gave, on Tuesday lsst, a.very brilliant concert at Providenoe. We underetand'tbat M Hers and the fair lady are about introducing In Boston a series of " Matinees Mnstoales." under the patronage of the ladies of that city. Tbe idea is new in our eountry, and no doubt It will succeed. Ouno'l'i Last Corcsrt.? A series cf most successful concerts by tbe band under the direction of the famous (Jnng'l, has delighted our maeloal amateurs, beyt nd meaeure, and the closing one, this evening, will excel all those which have been given, and will, no doubt, be fully attended. Tbe programme comliti of eleven pieces, eelaotcd from tbe music of Donlxettl, Spohr. Straus, and Gung'l himself. The ever-popular "Sounds from Homo" will bs played in the oourse of tbe evening Troubadour's Walts, Hyacinth Polka, Gipsy March, and other favorites, will also be played. As Gurg'l depart# In n day or two fur Washington. thli lfl thdl l**i flonMtt hn ?nt? -u. u ? ? ? - ? ? ? b" uen lor noma tin*. CiiaiiTr't Misimn ?The popularity of thai* philoropfatrt it not of that ephemeral nature that week*, month*. aya. craven yaara, will waar oat; for thay ara bow wall on In tha aeoond yaar of thalrconoarta here, in New Y<rk, and are at crowded a* ever, each evening. Thay work hard to keap up the excitement In thalr favor j and what la mora, thay work tnoeaaafully. Their laat burleKjua, "Tha Voyage Mutloale," take* admirably. Naw OnLiana SxaxfAnxai.?Thata gannlaat oome out with a now hnrlarqua thiaaranlng. which will taka the china off anything thay hare yat dona, good at It all haa bran. Thalr announcement of It It oharaotarlitlo. and prepare# thalr vlcitera for any amount of fan; It it no lata than a mnaloal panorama, onmmenoing at Caatla Garden, proceeding up Broadway to the SooTety Library, and thenoa to California. All tba company will exert tbemaelrea to giro thle extraordinary barteeque a flret rate Mart Thereat of tha programme will ha computed of thalr beat placet, not forgetting tha Italian tcenaa. boenaraN'a Mxnco.-Thti grand and interacting panorama it wall worth a rlalt from all, both old and young, mala and female. It glret moat aoenrtta and graph to repreeantation* of tha beautiful toanery of tbo 1 interior of Mexioo. I VERY LATE FROM THE ISTHMUS. ARRIVAL or THE STEAMSHIP ISTHMUS, AT H.1TAHA* HIGHLY INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE. Affairs in Chagres and Panama. Shipwreck of Six American Tesscls. &c. Ac. Ac. We have received some late and highly interesting intelligence from Chagres and Panama. It came to us by the way ol Havana and Charleston, and arrived at this port yesterday afternoon, in the fine steamship Northerner, Captain Budd, from the latter port. The news from the Tathmua ia a little more than two weeks later than our previous advices, brought by the Crescent City. Among the passengers in the Northerner was Captain Gladding, late of the brig Caroline E. Piatt, of New York. He is from Chagres, and left there in the steamship Isthmus, for Havana, where he left her, and proceeded in the steamer Isabella to Charleston, and then took passage in the Northerner, for this city. We learn from Captain G., (and we cannot thank him too much for his kindness and trouble,) that on the 13th of January, while under charge of the be6t pilot of the port, arid with a double crew, and in crossing the bar, the Caroline K. Flatt struck, and was wrecked among the breakers. The vessel and cargo were sold at auction, and brought about twelve hundred dollars, for the benefit of whom that money may concern. We also learn from Captain G., that the brig Mary Pennel, from New York, whs lost under the same circumstances, on the 22d of January. Six vessels out of eight have been lost at that place within a short time. One of the two that were not lost, the Lowder, sailed Irom New Orleans on the 23d ultimo, leaking six hundred strokes per hour, while in port, by striking on the bar. She was towed over the bar by the steamer Orus. The Orus, Captain lucker, arrived at Cliagres nn the 1 Uli, and the steamship Isthmus, Captain Baker, on the 16th ult. The United States mail steamship California, Cart. Cleveland Forbes, arrived at Panama on the 18th nit. Stie and two ships that were there, would thke all the passengers to San Francisco? between six and seven hundred?who were waiting their departure on the 20th ult. The California sailed from New York October 7th, at fifty minutes after six, P.M., (sea time) and came to an anchor at Rio de Janeiro Nov. 2J, a1 | four, P.M. She sailed from Rio Nov. 26th, at noon, and on the 20th of December she anchored at Valparaiso. She left there Dec. 22d., at five, P.M., and anchored in Callao Roads Dec. 27th, at ten, A.M. She coaled and left Callao January 10th at half-past six, P.M., and entered the harbor ot Payta at nine, A M. on the 13th, and was detained at Payta t venty-tour hours. She left Payta Janunry 14th, at noon, and arrived at Panama on the 18th of January, at noon, having been detained twelve hours by bazy weather. Annexed is a recapitulation of her trip:? Diiyi.IIri. New York to Rio do Janeiro, sailing tine to anchorage 25 23 Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso, do 10 12 Valparaiso to Callao, do 4 18 I Cellao to Fayte, do J 16 r?)tt to r&Bimt, do 4 ? New York to Tenant*, railing time 69 10 The thoughtfulness of Capt. Forbes enables us to give the latest ship news from the Pacific:? Yeiiki.i Sailed rnosi Valparaiso rom California sines Nov. 1,1848. Chile ship Mercedes. Chile eeh. Chile. Do bark Dolores. American ahip Minerva. Do. tehooner Correo del Ecuadorian do. Ann Faeifleo. McKlm. Vessels Loading in Valparaiso for California, Det'RMBKft 0. 1848. Chile brig Eleodon. Kreneh bark Ilarnla. Do. do. Progreso. Amerieaa do. Tasso. Do. do. Taleo. Danieh ech. Maria via Do. (hip Julio. Mazatl n. Do. do. Confederaoion. American bark Hortensla. Teruv'nsoh. Sambaseenna The steamer California brought to Panama, from Callao and Payta, $118,<i00 in specie, for California, 17 cabin passengers, and 52steerage do. The public will not fail to read the following letters, from our Chagres and Panama correspondents :? Onr Isthmus Correspondence, Chaores, Jan. 24,lfM9. Important to Navigators?Wreck of Six American Vessels?Their Names?The Dangers of the Voyage to Chagres?How to Avoid Shipwreck? I Interesting Intelligence relative to Chagres?The Steamer Orut?Hints to Emigrants, tfc., fyc. Much has been said about Chagres?some truth, no doubt, but many lies; so that few, if any, put confidence in what is said now nimni if if >?.. will publish a lew lines from the pen of a sailor, I will Touch lor the truth oi all I write, although it may not be so polished as many pieces that have been written, and have done so much harm. Nons, probably, have been injured by them more than myself. For instance, the report ol 6,000 men waiting at.Panama when (here were but 400.caused many that had paid their passage to Chagres to forfeit the whole, and withdraw Irom an enterprise in which they saw nothing before them but trouble. But 1 will begin with the navigation. When approaching Chagres, which is essential in the winter season, and useful to those bound there?1 now speak aB a seaman, and to seamen in particular?a navigator that takes the Coast Pilot lor his guide from May until November or December, may be all right tor what I know, as I ' never was there during those months; but the Coast Pilot sreaks ot no other months, and says a vessel must fall in with ths land 30 or 40 miles to the westward of Chagres, and he will find south and westwardly winds and eastwardly currents, so that he can easily gain his port. But it is quite a dillerent affair in the winter months, I can assure him; and he must fall in with the land during the winter when the northeast trades blow in the neighborhood ol Porto Hello, and run to the westward; about here the land is high and easily kuown, as it is well described in the Coast Pilot. The current off Porto Bello I found, ia two instances, sttiing strong to the eastward until half way down to Chagres, when it runs as hard to the weFtwurd. Aa soon as the castle n seen, come to anchor northeast ol the bar, one or one and a half miles distant; you will have five fathoms water, tolt bott> m; ns soon hs the sails are furled, down boat, und with four hands, if possible to spare them, pull lor the town?for you may wait until your vessel rote before one of the cowardly set would come near you. In pulling in, keep close to the rocks at the foot of the castle and between the brrnkers. or you mav capsize >our boat and low all hands. The cirrent runs out live knots. Pull up to the harbor, and find \ Capt. Tucker, of the steamer Orua, or Capt. Wood, j who lately w ent out in the isthmus; it thejr are , there, joucen ^tt all the information requisite , about entering the port, or any other information , wanti d; lor if you inquire on shore you may be , deceived II )ou (Ml get thet'rus to tow your , \< 1 over tlie bur, do so ut onee; if she is up the . river, wait outside until she comes down; if his boat ccnnct be obtained, you can gel from the n v n a ragged negro for a pilot, who knows where ilie water is, hut Knows no more of a vessel than , tlie people ol New York know of Cbagres. He , will let you know when it is high water on the ( ! ar, so that you can get under wsy accordingly. , IN ranni t speck muck Knglish? all he can say is , "," and " keep a way." , 110 not be frighten* d on approaching the bar. al- ] though it is (he ugliest place a sailor ever looked , at, in- lis ran scarce see any openlt g lor his vessel , lo enter, il it blows a strong breeze; and if it does not blow stung, a v< ssel cannot get in at all. If jou succeed in gelling over the bar without knock- ( ii.g the bottom our, you Ifave not got over the an it of it, although you may think your vessel secure, for the current runs out so strong, and the w trd, sen g'-neral thing, striking the vessel, which requin s (he anchor to be let go and all sail clewed up as soon as over the bar. As aoon as possible. ; tin n, put a hawser or strong line in the boat, send it on shfiie, end, sfter making it fast, bring the end on board to held the vessel with; ha sure to make ' a grip from the shore to the vessel, as you cannot r gt t firm the vessel to the ahore with the line fast , on board, on account of the current; you muat tiro nil despatch in doing thin, aa your anchor will not i hold, (or the bottom being a kind ot q uckaaiH, heioie you are aware of if, you will lind your neat-el iliumi'ing among the breakers. It you are fortunate enough 10 get your vess* I secured with lint a, you will thin be one whole day he?ving up to your anchorage, a distance of not more thiiu three cables length; I apeak now ot when lue wind is to the eastward, w lucii in during our winter tnoniha, lor with uir wteiw.iidiy winds, tnera l.? .t,lii..nlfi ,,r ,l>.r..,?r - I . ... I-. . to enter the river. The difficulty mid risk of entering Chart rev harhor can lie h.-tmr understood, ! peihapa, wheu tlie dis.i*teiv Unit have occurred rhere are made known, and all within a tew months. The brig Hewannec lies in the mud, and is used as a coal hulk; she was wrecked going 111. The brig Anne and, Pratt, of Secunnett, ! will be condenuied in a tew days after discharging ' her cuigo ot bides, She went iu the first tune sale? limited, and on going out thumped on the bar and knock ad off patt ot her ke' I; however, she kept i tin, and in a tew days all hands were taken sick, and the vi a forced to put back again for Chagres; coming over the bar the second tune got on shore, laid three days thumping; tinall. got otf and had to haul into the mud to keep fiorn sinking. The schooner Macon was lost on the 10ih or 11th ot January; she was light, too, having a load ot passengers from New Orleans. On the 13th ot January, th? Caroline E. Piatt, Gladding, of and from New fork, loaded with coal lor the steamer Isthmus, was lost. The Captain had the best pilot in port, and his assistant. He took the precaution, also, to hire the brig Lowder's whole crew to assist him in?but she was lost, also. The brig Otheho, trom New Orleans, with a cargo ot $20,000, w> nt in safe; but on going out she was lust on the bar. The brig Lowder, H^nkness, from New Orleans,

struck going in, and leuked in consequence, 600 strokes per hour, in port. However, as she could not repuir there, she was towed out by the Orus on the 23d of January, with all the Caroline E. Plait's crew, in addition in her own, to pump cn '.he passage. No cargo on board. On the 22d of January, the brig Mary Penn II, from New York, with a load of coal for the Isthmus, appeared in sight; suited of] and on until the 23d. At 4 P. M., assibtance went to her from on board the Orus, but every exertion proved of no avail, for in a few hours she, too, was alongside the C. E. Piatt, in the breakers. The John Benson ib the only vessel I have heard of, since the gold mania, that has escaped; but she was fortunate in having a fair wind and strong breeze. Now, all these disasters occurred going in, and when in, every one is anxious to get out, and the pilots soy it is worse going out than coming in. So much lor the navigation in and ubout Chagres. Now, it you are not already frightened. I will tell you what you will find after you arrive there; that is, iu all cases, should you be lucky enough to do so. In the first place you will find a perfectly smooth and secure little hnrbor, which will not hold more than twenty vessels, if they lay side and side, although lnave no doubt that number never will arrive there safe. The port charges are light. Pilotage in $6, out the same; f 6 for custom house fees; $2 for doctor's fees. The duties in the custom house are 62} cents per one hundred pounds, it makes no ditleience whether your cargo consists of silks, or bricks to build houses with, and you only pay on what you sell. The people are all negroes, except one white man, in the whole town. They are inoffensive, suparstttious, and lazy, and live by cheating one another as much as possible. In fact, it is thought nothing of by them to take all the advantage possibie of either themselves or any that happen among them. There is but one merchant in town; his name is Ramos. The people of New York all go recommended to him. There is another man, about the best in the place. He was born in Panama, and educated in Jamaica, and speaks very good English, and acts as agent to the English steamers; besides he is connected with the custom house?his name is Peredes. W lion a VAOOiil (Tufa in rlmfraaa tka iwUmLiS.mSm ww mu u w wuwv-i 6VVD IU uimivoa MIO lliliaUUaiUB will take all advantage of her master, under the garb ol friendship, f'-r they are too cowardly to do it any other way. They are much alraid to approach the breakers in their canoes, although many of lliem are very large; consequently lighterage is very high. The price for a canoe that will carry eight tons, w ith seven men, to go off to a vessel, is from $20 to $25, and you must insure them by giving one thousand dollars bond for their safe return. One capsized in the breakers the day before 1 left, with two men in it; one of them was drowned, and the other waB dragged on Bhore exhausted. We could looa at them from the deck of the Isthmus; but could render them no assistance. Allow me here tocaution any that maybe wrecked at that unfortunate place, on no consideration to attempt getting on shore through the surf, when a boat cannot live along side, as the undertow is eo strong that no swimmer can stem it, and he runs great danger of drowning, lteing fearful of his vessei breaking up and loosing all hands, the captain of the C. Jv Piatt attempted to take a line on shore, through the surf, in order that his crew might be enabled to get on Bhore by it; the consequence was, hp was taken out of the surf so much exhausted that he was insensible for half an hour; two of his sailor* the next day ran as narrow a chance. Still the vessel held together, and it proved much safer for those that remained on board to continue there until it moderated, when they were all taken off safe. On my arrival at Chagres, 1 found all the people with a bag or phial of camphor held to their noses. On inquiry, I found the cholera was thought to be very prevalent among them, and they were dying off Liv mprp Iriffht A vnnnnr itnnfA* !*n?J ? .... ?j ...-w.w ?? /u""5 uuutiwi uau aitivcu among them, from New Orleans, and had succeeded m frightening them 60 much that he had the whole town under his charge. The priest, too, was having long processions at 12 o'clock at night, and was receiving, no doubt, fat donations from his frightened parishioners. Soon after the Falcon arrived, it leaked out that the young doctor was known in New Orleans, by many of them that came in her, as an apothecary, or clerk to one. The camphor bottles were not seen after, nor could we hear of a ease of cholera, nor do I believe a solitary case *f real Asiatic cholera ever happened in Chagres. On the arrival of passengers at Chagres, they will find no hotels or accommodations of any kind, on shore. The houses are built of bamboo, and covered with the leaves ot cocoanut trees; and hogs and horses at the North have better accommodations then do these miserable people. Plenty of canoes enn be hired to go upas far as Cruces, the prices varying with the demand; passeugers paid, from the Isthmus, from $25 to $10 tor a canoe that would carry four men and their baggage. Cajit. Tucker can go up the river with hit bant, tie Chut, twenty-five milet, and I have no doubt but he will fix a plan to get passengers toCruces much cheaper and with much less inconvenience than formerly. Mules are to be obtained at Cruces tor fSbout $16 each, which will take passengers to I^nema. You may caunt the expense of getting Trom Chsgres to Panama at $10, under the old system?as I said before, Capt. Tucker, perhaps, will do it chea|>er. The freight of a b- rrel of flour across, formerly was $3, but the gold mania has risen the freight to $12. Mules are wanted there, and a load would pay well, no doubt, if they arrived soon, j Another vdry important item is the kind of money to early to Chagres to pay expenses with. Every passenger that goes out ought to get at least flUy dolfcrs exchanged for five franc nieces In ChAKt's he\can spend them all lor 1 dollar 25 cents rarh. Sovereigns are worth live dollars; pistar^ens are Worth twenty-live cents; our halfreglegueees arA worth five dollars only. Mexican doublodM, when I left, were worth eighteen dollars?veW often they are worth more; but pistarcens anlt<ve francs are worth the most; ten cent pieces pass for twelve and a-half. As it regards sickness in Chagres, during the winter months no man need be afraid at all. I have not heard of a single passenger that has gone ihere from the States dying either at Chagres or at Oruces, or on the road to Panama. There is not the least difficulty in passengers going te Chagres, so far as regards landing, as the steamers can go in; und even if they could not, boats could laud thim. The Oruscan goof] and rid a ship of all her passengers in a short time, should she draw loo much water to enter the river. Thert is Irom twelve to thirteen feet of water, and sometimes more, on going over the bar. It is not ths want of tenter over the bar that has been the cause ot so 1 many wrecks, but the strong currents and want of good bottom to anchor on. 1 The town of ChHgres contains about 1,500 peo- ( ule, and the suburbs and vicinity round about i l.f-tX). I get this information from the best autlio- i lily in the place. Their market ia easily supplied, ' is they w ant hut little at a time?fish can he oh- 1 .ainrd there nice and plenty, and very cheap. I '?w no Iruit tin-re but cocoa nuts. Alter this, -a. .... .......... i.- 1- - J < - i>*r mmir h ijc|>oi tor coals lor trie iteamers, fortliey canuotdepend upon receivingit. Porto Hello, no doubt, will be the place, as it fays wenty-five miles to the east o| Chngrc*. and is a >afe and accessible hatbor, and will not detain tho itet tilers to bo ther?. You will find the above coufirmed by more than >ne, and navitratorH will find a tale unfolded that will not make tliern anxious to bo to Chagres, and usurers will st??d aghast and say, ' this is the iiost dreaded place of all." A Saiui*. Panama, Jan. 18, 1849?9 P. M. mr iirrnett:? I am writing at the house of the American CeniuI, Mr. Nelson, a most accomplished and rneritoious gentleman, who is now opening the various nails for the Pacific before Die, this moment re ceived by the Isthmus, with aevrrnl gentlemen, beeid?a Capt. Lainiidii, |>ree?nf, of the U. 3. Nivy, who has specimens of gold jnat received front Sin Francisco, now oil hi? way aa hearer of deapitchea to the American government, and who really aeemt u chiv.ilrouB and nohle American, and an onv mei.t to hia ci untry'a navy. The California arrived yesterday, nod great exeminent and joy were manifest among the puaen "..I, piuuouij, bu i nu v- eui!*"*U'iy nrxi, with some 30(i pasta untie, i shall to in her. t} le was fit ten iitt>-wi* days only, being detained at llio twenn-aeveu d tys. .She brought 67 passengers liom Valparaiso and Callao; she might have lilled fr? m below, but the captain declined to receive them. TtioBe who purchased tickets have the precedence ot die Pacific passengers The bhip Philadelplut i? now discharging her cO!-il along bide the California at Tabago, nine rnllfB distant, and will immediately depart for San Francisco. A schooner is already preparing, and a schooner Icjt a tew da>B since, both schooners having some sixty on board. The arrival of the mail by the steamer Isthmus, I this evening, has cast a profound gloom over the I city Passengers with little money fear, from so much I competition, that they will not be able to leave in | the vessels that will depart in a few days; but I : think we will be able toga Ai any rate, Mr. NelI son, the Consul, and Mr. Zacrisson, hispirtner? I the agents of Messrs. Howland and Aspinwall ? will I do all in their power to forward the passengers, all of whom thete gentlemen have Heated with great comtesy and loudness. Indeed, Messrs Howland uud Aspinwall have been moat fortunate in the selection of such agents at this important era in : the history of the world. rniifain T .unman U'hit will Kanrl thia na/>tr rro tr\ you, will corroborate all the apparently hyiierbolical accounts hitherto received from the gold regions. ! Board is about $5 per day. The population of St. Francisco is about 15,000 whites; number of Indians not known. About fifty houses are at St. 1 Francisco. Vessels often arrive with passengers end provisions. I The California spoke, on the Pacific coast, thirty' five vessels bound for California. The Orus arrived yesterday?whose passengers have arrived here, j Capt. Tucker, of the Orus, had a rough passage, i and conducted himself with true courage, being i represented by the passengers as a most heroic officer. The passengers by the Orus will go in the California. Tlie excitement respecting the cholera has subsided?natives chiefly dying. Taylor was buried in one of Pizarro'a mountain passes, with the cloak of a friend on. The natives exhumed his body the next day for his cloak. Seven of the barbarians died in three davs thereafter, having caught the disease from the exhumation. Mr. Douglass, the missionary, has been and is quite unwell. Mr. Stewart is better. There are only a few in the hospital. Mr. Revere is down, but will probably recover. Captain Foibes is unwell with an affection of the heart, having bled several times. Captain Lanman is tired, and going to his lodgings, and I must close this package, inasmuch as he leaves very early in the morning If I can. I will write more during the night, and let him ha ve it at five in the morning. Truly, Stephen H. Branch. P. S.?I shall send you one more package before 1 leave Panama. [From the Charleston Courier, Feb 11?2 P. M.l TbeU. s. Mall Steamer Isabel. Capt. Rollins, arrived at Charleston on the 17th inst bringing Havana dates to the Tth. TheU. 8- Mall 8,earner Isthmus arrived at Havana on the 6th from Chagres. whioh port she left on the 26th of January, and an officer who eame in her, bearer of dispatches to the United States Government, fully confirms the previous reports in regard to the abundance of gold In California, of which, it is said, he has speoimens to take on with him. The United States Paolfio mail steamer California arrived at Panama on the 18th of January, in 09 days from New York, and would afford a regular meane of conveyance to those regions of wealth, almost surpassing the tales of (lotion. She would soon be joined by other steamers having the same object in view. The letter of the Courier's correspondent, from which tha above items ars taken, oonoludes as follows:? The discovery of this new El Dorado, even though hut a email part of what is reported should bs realised, icema liseiy to exercise an important influence on trade and commerce, and perhapa on the interesting question of the cnrrenoj. One may fa My aay that Its immediateeffect will be to stimulate the energies and resources cf the Unitod States, already progressing with such marvellous rapidity, and our island may anticipate a share of the benefits, from an inoreased demand for our staples. I.atke from Bki.jzk, Honduras.?The brig Ma rion Gage arrived at this port last night, from Belize, Honduras. She left on the 20th January Captain Reed informs us that business was very dull at Belize ; produce was low. There had been no change in affairs in Central America; the whole country was m an unsettled state, and it was unsafe travelling. Robberies and murders were of frequent occurrence. All, without discrimination, were the victims of the Indians. The road from Ysabal to Guatemala was filled with bandits. Yucatan is in a most deplorable condition: the Indians conquered wherever they went. Captain Reed was informed by a gentleman lately from ' Bacalar, that he saw a large number of dead bodies of murdered Spaniards, strewed in every direction, in the neighborhood of Bacalar, and no one dared to bury them. Captaiu Reed had heard nothing of the American regiment. [From the Now Orleans Picayune, Feb. 01 We bars files ?f papers from Campeachy to the 20th ult From these we learn that the IndUns made repeated attempts tore take Valladolld and Tlhosuao, bat that they bare been as often lepulsed. On the 10th ult., particularly, they rewired a severe lesson from Col. Gonzales, who made a large nnmber of prisoners. They are represented as destitute of ammunition, auS being otherwise straitened In resources. The tone of the press Indicates that on the eaet side of the Peninsula tbey have been ohecked thoroughly; bat not so on the west, for we find that an Incursion has been made by a great number of them Into the district of Campeachy, even threatening the olty. The Governor has been called upon to protect the place, the inhabitants appearing unable to eroteot themselves. The American volunteers are spoken of respectfully In the papers, and are said to have incurred severe losses from excess of oourege in exposing themselves to unneoesrary hazards. Late news from Honduras announces the expeoted fall of the town of Bacalar Into the hands of the Vncatacoes, who were advancing against 11 with 800 men. Bacalar is the place from which the Indians drew their supplies, which tbey readily obtained from Bellse. In the vicinity of which it lies. 8ome fear Is expressed by the Honduras Gazette.,for tbe seonrity of the Inhabitants of the country parts about Belize, in the approaching conflict. The Honduras Garttte, published at Belize, of the 0th ult., states tbnt intelligent# from the interior Is v?ry unsatisfactory. New Insurrectionary movement* have taken place in Satama. and all tbe oountry thenre to Guatemala, was In a state of disorder end nnarohy. A change of government has been effected In Honduras, and Oinoa is now In the power of Manor BostlUo, as Commandant. Tint Pardon of Yankee Sullivan.?The folowing is the pardon of Sullivan, ao much talked ol since hia fight with Ilyer:? (corv.) The people of the State of Sew York, to all t? whom theee pretente thall cvme ; Whereas, at ? court held In and for ear county of ' Westchester, In the menth of September. 1842, Jamea > Sullivan was convicted of manslaughter In tbe fourth degree, and was thtreupon sentenced to be Imprisoned In the State prison, at bard labor, for two yeara, under wbloh eonvietlon and sentence thereupon, the said eonviot now lies Imprisoned ; and he being represented nnio us as n fit object of onr mercy, therefore : Know ye, that we have pardoned, remised and released, and by these presents do pardon, remise, and release the said James Snlllvan. af and from tba offence whereof In onr said oourt he stand* oonvioted as aforesaid, and of and frcm all senteneaa, judgment*, and executions mereon, on condition that he keep the peace towards us, the said people. la all things, and that he will not engage In any pries tight, so called, during his natural life : and In the event of his not (umpiring with the said conditions, er either of them, i then this pardon shall cease and be Imperative, and . lbs said Iamea Sullivan shall be arrested and Imprison- 1 id according to his sentence. In testimony whereof, we have caused these our letters to be made patent, and the great seal of our said ttate to be heroonto affixed : Witness, War C Bouok, , lioTfttorof tbastate at onr c ity of Albany, the first , fay ef S-pt? ml -r In the year of eur Lord, one thou- ] (and eight hundred and forty-three (Signed,) WM. C. BOUCR. Gimtk.xai.a ?Tin- war in "Los Altos" contin- ! m e Willi variable surnres. On the 29th of No- I veruber the ir.< nrgente entered the town of Cli'ijuiina i la. where there was a garrison of 3.">0 men, without I D.-irg a shot. The place was well fortified and capable ] of brisg defended by a Use number ef t'esps; but notwiibemndir g this, they surrendered all their moait inM if var Thii numhur rtf fKn ? ? K.,1 - * ? ?- ? ?? uiMunw 10 about 2,(CO inru. frrm which it would appear that the ' Inrcrri cilt.ii I* of a wlost character. < On tha 27tb cf November the (iuatamellan Cob- j graap reortrtiuticed Ha eaaetob J Dob .lea Reraado Kacoba haa been appointed I'ra- ^ Mdent nH ihlttim ot lb? republic. Kx Prealdant Car* . rara,whowaa axp-IIrd prima lima alnca, was at tha , lale of I'arwen In ih? beglnnnlng of December; th?noa ha want to f'*mp??chy, thence to Tabaano. from which } pl?ee,rnthn 2.11 he Went to < hlppaa. It l? euapaoted ' by m mo I hot l>a la concocting noma grand revolution pty f.fWtne tor procuring tha independence of tha < f VPtnfaBrhy, TabMvo and t hiafU. I 4 r TfcLHfcKAWIIi IVimiliKNOIli ffHlUTlWTH UIINUKIC49. SKCONlt NBMIIION. WiiHincTgn, Feb. 14, lS4f. Senate. The Senate oonvm?ti at 1- 0'olecb, and organised with prayer by the ebep'eln Sio., a* usual. kiuht or wir to ntiLaoaua, ere. Mr Baouea, of North Carolina, laored to re-call from the Hotire, tbe bill which the Senate seat to thai branch yesterday, respecting a light of way and a grant of land to railroads aad aanala partiog through land* belonging to thn gen?ra) government, which motion, aftar eome debate, prevailed, and the bill was sent for accordingly. A message war hare received from the Hou?e, Inviting the Senate to join tbrm la the Representatives Hall. In order to count the Fr^iMvii'lal voter. The Senate accordingly proceeded in a body to tha Houaa. See prooeeoiugr ut >hr House. ilia rkliiDCiiT and vat ruKiiuirv blbot. Mr. Jarrseron Dahi, In behalf of tbe coinintttaa appointed to superintend tbe eountiug of vot-r. reported a resolution tor tha appointment or a member to join tbe commlt'ee on the part of the Houe* to wait up in Merer*. Taylor and Killmore, and notify them of tueir election, which war agreed to. After the tran-aetion of some further burlneaa of na general lntTevt, thr Sena's, on motion, adjourned. House of Xtejireaeiitutl vee. Washington, Jan. 14, 1840. countino rKKIIOKN tiai. votei, Mr. Barkow, from the joint committee, appointed to open and oount tbe vote* oaat during the late election for Preildent and Vice- President of tbe United States, aucviuviuu lUBh bUO I1UU31 111 I or HI IQ9 8#nai* that they wtro rtudy to reoeive tbat body. The resolution **? adopted, end tbe information communicated accordingly. Li*r>U IIKiKTI Mr. Jours. of Tennessee, announced that hti o league, Mr. Johnson, having oocaston to be absent on socountof indisposition. bad requested him to offer bia bill giving to each bead of families 1B0 acres of laud The introduction of tbe bill being objeoted to, it waa withdrawn. IMMIOtS SUBJECT! Mr. Grkei.kv offen d a resolution directing the ooramlttee on the judiciary, to lDquire whether mere ie anything in the laes of the United Stales whioh ooun* lenances the British doctrine, that "ones a subject always a subject," and to report what notion, If any. Congress ought to take in tbe matter. Tbe resolution was objected to. (louniinu Tint rsnsioejitial votes?the result. "While tbe House were waiting for the appearand* of tbe Senate. Mr. Sawter. of Ohio, made a proposal that hie side of the House give up tbe election, and so save the trouble of oountirg tbe votes. Tbe offer caused some merriment,'and before it waa acted upon, Mr Cooke, of Tennessee, submitted another proposition, that the ladies in the densely crowded galleries. be entitled and admitted to seats oa the floor of tbe House? whereat the laughter was renewed Mr. atkirsois did not wish t? show any lack of oourtesy to tbe ladies, but he thought they weald not find the floor of tbe House a very agreeable place for them. Tbe Senators then entered the hall, prsosded by the I Vice-President, and escorted by tbe offlaers of tba ! Senate Tbe Trepidant of the Senate. George M. Dallas, took the chair beside tbe Speaker of the House, R J. Wintbrop and tbe t"llera. Messrs. Davis, of Mississippi; McClelland, of Michigan; and Burrow, of Tennessee, took seats on tbe platform of tbe clerk's de?k. Mr Dallas tt eu announced, In appropriate language, tbe objeot of tbe joint meeting of the tarn bouses, and banded to Mr Jefferson Davis tbe vote of each State, wbich Mr. Davis opened and read aloud Tbe votes bavmg all keen opeBod and counted, Mr. Dallas announced tbe vote first of each 8 ate, then the wbole number cast for each office, and next tbe number necessary to a choice. He then stated that Zaobary Taylor bad received 163 votes, and Levis Cass 127; and that the candidates for the Vice-Presidency had reoeived the same number of votes respectively. General Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore were then declared duly elected to the Presidency and Vloe Presidency of tbe United States, for the term of four years from the 4th of March next. The jetnt meeting then adjourned, and the Senators withdrew to their own chamber. The Sfeaber having oalled the House toorder, Mr. Babrow submitted a joint resolution for the appointment of a joint oommtttee of the two Houses to wait on Messrs. Taylor and Killmors, and inform tnem of their eleotlon, which was agreed to, and then the House adjourned. ____ HEW YORK LEGISLATUUK. SENATE. Albany, February 14,1849. bills retorted. To Incorporate the Tanama Hallway; for the sup- % press Ion of gambling. communication from the c omr r roller. A communication waa resolved from tbe Comptroller in answer to a resolution asking Information respecting i taxes paid the agenoiei of foreign insurance companies. passenger tax. | The resolution previously offered In favor of lmpoi; lug a tax of $3 each oh alien passengers for tbe supI port of tbe Quarantine was taken up, and referred to I the offieers of the State to be reported upon. free schools. The Senate, 111 Committee of the Wbole, took up the bill relative to tbe establishment of free aohoels. and made eome progress In the consideration of the same. FOREIOIS SUITS. The ocmmitiee took np the bill relative to suits against foreign corporations, and passed the same. On motion, adjourned. ASSKMBI.Y. Albant, February 14, 1849. bills resorted. In favor of the village of Williamsburgh raising money. In favor of providing a elerk to tbe Surrogate of King's oonnty. A bill authorising counsellors to administer oaths in certain cases, was reported upon adversely, and referred to the Committee of the Whole House. Kcr.riisa ammunition. A bill making provisions in regard to keeping gunpowder and saltpetre In the oity of New York, was read a third time and passed. homestead eiemvtiov. A bill reepeotlng exemptions of homesteads ftsa eelsnxe or sale for debt, was introdnoed. revised statutes, fcc. Mr. St.ocuw, of Onondaga county, offered aresolatlon Instructing the oommtttee on tbe subject, to bring In a bill extending the provisions ot the revised statutes ; also, a bill relative to the redemption of land sold under execution ; also, relative to sales under foreelosure. Tbe resolution having been duly considered, was adopted. rersemtatiov or a mbbal. Mr. Pardee. of Genesee county, called for the consideration of tbe resolution previously offered by him, respecting the presentation of a gold modal to Capt. Merrill The resolution was taken up and referred to the Committee on Milita. insurance. Tbe Committee of the Whole took np the bill for the relief of tbe pnrehaters ?f the Land 1'rnst Insurance Company, and passed tbe same. Adjourned. Sadden Death or Major Van Ifesa. Portland, Me., Feb It -8 P.M. Major Van Ness, for some months the commandant at Fort Preble, died vary suddenly, this afternoon, while taking a walk. He complained of feeling III, when a carriage was called, and he was oonveyed to hie lodgings at the United Statss Hotel. On reaohlag there, and opening tbe door of the carriage, he was found to be a corpse. Apoplexy la said to bars been the causa of bis sudden demise. Nomination for V. I. Senator In Ohio. CoLUMst's, Ohio, February IS, 1849. Tbe whig members of the Legislature met In eauens last evening, and nominated Judge M Lean for If. g. Senator. Tbe day of eleotlon baa not yet bssn fixed upon. The Senate has pawed a resolution requesting the Senators, and instructing tbe Representatives la Congress, to vote for tbe Wllmot proviso. The vote on this resolution stocd 25 yeas to 0 nave. navigation Cloning. Pittiruroh, February 11,1849. The rlrer at Pittsburgh la full of lea. It la apprahended that nnTlpation la cloMnrr, which will prerant Oenrral Tap lor from rlaitlog ua, on hla way to Waahingtoa. market a. Ciscivwati, Fab. 14, 1849. Flour?Tba market la vary firm to day, named by idr'of R from tba Kaat. Tbaia wara Raler of 100 bbla , it 83 76. Wblikay?Thn demand la fair at 16'*o. Tba market for Orooarles la unchanged, bat firm. pittiattbon, Fab. 14, 1849. Flour?Tba ralaa to day hare been rary moderate; prloea If anything are In faror of the buyera Tha market baa been quiet to day; Bale* at $3 66*4. Cora i* 30 a 38c.; aale* of 10,000 buab Pork may ba quoted it 911 26 for Meaa. Lard In moderate reqneat at 6V. in ham la There la an aotira demand for Sugar, but prloea are unchanged. Tiik cammkd Slavkk.?The brig Indepenlenr.e, which was brought into this port as a price if the U. 8 brig Perry, Lieut. Commanding J no. k. Davis, on suspicion of being engaged in the \fncan alave trade, was taken charge of on Saurday, by the U. 8. Marshal for the Eastern Disrict of Virginia, and is now lying off the Custom [Tons-. Owen Burns, commander and owner, md the crew of the Independence, are now at iberty.?Norfolk Beacon, Mrb. 13. A bsusa belonging to Owen Mnnday.ln Boston, was lestnyad by Ars on Monrlay night. Lou, 13,000.

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