Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 21, 1849, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 21, 1849 Page 2
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I\EW YORK HERALD. lortteweii corner of Fulton ami Naxttii lU* JAMK8 (iOKDUN BENNETT, PROPK IE TOR. THE DAJ1. Y HERALD ? Two edition*, 2 cent* per copy?H7 per annum. The MORS ISO EDITION ia puhlithed ,at 3 a clock A M and dutrilaitcd betmre break/,at; the AFTERNOON EDITH >N c w t eh d of the ntwiboy* at 2 o'clock THE WEEKLY HERALD. fur cir uliUon on this Conti merit u yubliuhed every Suurd y(?t6>4 cent a per copy or $3 per annum : for circulation in Europe ami printed in French and English at 6S| cent* j<r copy, or $4 per annum ; the latter price to include the potto ge. Aid. IdCTTERS ly mail, for uubicription*, or triih adver tiacmcrta, to be po t pu id, or the p at apt iciU be deducted from the inane* remitted VOLUNTAR Y CORRESPONDENCE, containing important ficwa nolicUid from uny quarter of the icorld ; if uicd, trill be til t rally paid for. ADVERTISEMENTS, (renexned every morning, and to be publuhcd iar the morning nd ofternoon edition*,) at reaaonable price* i to he written in n pi in legible m<rnner ; the proprietor aaot reavonaihte for error* in mnnuacript SO NOTICE taken of anonymou* communication a. What ever t* intended for i *c> turn mutt be uuthenti oted by the name and addreaa of the writer ; not neceaaarily for publication, but aa a guaranty of hia go d faith. We cannot return rejected cominttriicn ticm*. _ PRINTING of all kind* executed beautifully, and with deivitrh Ordcre receive d nt the n flier .... TIIK HERALD ESTAHLISUMKNT " open throughout tin night AMUSEMENTS TO IS EVENING. BOWERY THEATRE. Bowery?La it Dati or PORTED? Tvbmno trb Ta?i.??? Loa* or a Lover. broadway THEATRE. bml?lf-kttl Woodhim.l? fin-rev in the Bud. NATIONAL THEATRE. Ch*ui?m Iqun?Loan or a With -Sou lit Calieorhia?Romka Me ado we CUTOVB Til EAT KE nhtabm rtwet To?? LtrYl in Daarer?John Bull?Where'* Baihoe. M B'TIANieir HA Mi. Brood wet, mm Broome Cnur BIMTMA SOCIETY LIBRARY, BtoUwat, mm Uouri-Hiw 0 sLUE* SEREHADER*. ALT1AMBRA, Broadway, mm Prinoa?Sawm, Lm k Co.'* Aweuioar Circus. ZOOLOGICAL BALL, Bowery?Yar Amu Ran ft Co.'? (frwarrblr. CE1NE8E MUSEUM, 539 Broadway?Okirbsr Cviioimw. BROOKLYN CONCERT SALOON?whitcs Serewadera Mew York. WeilnetilEX, Kcbraarj Hi, 1840. The Taylor Cabinet. The President elect seems to be progressing in the work of forming his cabinet; and every step which he takes in the matter is marked by his characteristic discrimination, and his well known coolness and sagacity. It would appear that he bos made his cabinet arrangements in the same cool and systematic manner as he would draw out the outlines of a battle; and from what he has already done, we doubt not that his labors will be attended with as much success, in the new service cn which he has entered, as that which followed lum in the one which he has recently left. In yesterday'b paper, we stated that he had selected Mr. Clayton to fill the important office of Secretary of State, and we took occasion then to pay a well merited tribute to the talents, patriotism, and moderation of the Senator from Delaware. We have since learned that Mr. Crittenden, el Kentucky, will be Attorney General under the new administration. This is an oflice which Mr. Crittenden can fill without incurring any of the unpleasantness which, in all probability, he would be subject to, were he to be one of the secretaries, in consequeuce of the return ol Mr. Clay to the {Senate. There is a strong eflort being made in certain quarters to induce, or we might say compel, the President elect to select from among cert ain names a Secretary ol the Treasury, but we think it will be unsuccessful. From what we have heard, we are induced to think that that olTice will be tendered to, and accepted by, Horace Binney, of Pennsylvania. Who are to fill the other important posts in the cabinet is, of course, unknown at prvsent. We might mention the names ol several distinguished whigs whom rumor hat singled out; but the tune is so short before the whole will be known, acctiat? ly and conclusively, that it is hardly worth while to speculate on the matter. The public may however, be certain that the selections which the old hero will make, will be acceptable to the coun- j iry, ana win comer credit on ine new udrnintstra Cion. ( anada and the united states?progress of Annexation.?The subject of the annexation of her Biitannic Majesty's Canadian provinces to the United States ha9 been a topic of newspaper dis cu9bion and general conve rsation for a number of years, in Canada, as well us in this country. Until lately the Canadian press, especially the tury portion of it, treated the matter with disdain and contempt, and whenever it was broached, would, after venting its spleen on Yaukeedom to its satisfaction, rhapsodise about the loyalty of the Canadians to theirbeloved and most gracious sovereign, their inalieniable attachment to the constitution, and swear that only for something or other, the loyal subjects of those provinces would march across the lines and eat us up, head, tail, and all. Recently, however, a change has come over the spirit of their dream; a great deal of this boasted loyalty and affection has oozed away, and the ultimate incorporation of Canada with the United States is not only freely discussed, and freely threatened by the Canadians themselves, but is virtually within an ace of being accomplished. This may appear startling, but it is within the truth. Let the measures that are now in contem plation by the Canadian Parliament and by the Congress of the United States be effected, and a solid union aBd community of interests between the Canad&s and the United Slates will be at once established, without the trouble of negotiating a treaty. One of those measures is the bill now before Congress, establishing a reciprocity of trade between the two countries; and the other is an address which has unanimously passed both branches of the Parliament of that province, for the abolition of the navigation laws of Great Britain, so far as they relate to the navigation of the river St. Lawrence. Tins latter petition to the home government will, in all probability, be granted, because the Canadians have strongly intimated, on many occasions, within a few years, a determination to have what they de- | tnand; and the home government have acquired the habit, from some reason or other, of granting what is asked by the loyal people ol Canada The re- 1 Ciprocity trade bill is in a fair way of being passed, 1 and will, we think, become a law before the ad- < Journment of the present Congress. I When thoss things are in operation/there will, < of course, be a community of commercial inte- I esu between the two countries. Canada will then, to all intents and purposes, be part and parcel of the United States. She will exchange her productions with us as freely as the Southern States do theirs with the Northern. Her merchants will avail themselves of our markets, and we will send our productions to them, whenever prices will justify it. Ia what respect, then, will the two countries differ from each other? Only in this, that the ne will remain nominally a colony of Great Britain Let those measures, however, pass, and Canada will soon cut the remaining link that binds Lerto Kngland, and will seek admission into this great family of independent and sovereign States, where there is no loyalty to anything but the constitution and liberty. Fi-oooino in thr Naw.?It can hardly be believed, that in the nineteenth century, and in the ( Congress of the 1 nited States, a movement abolishing the barbarous punishment of Hogging In a republican navy would be lost. Such, how- " ever, is the fact In the Senate, an amendment to 1 the civil list, abolishing the cat in the American 1 navy, was rejected, by a vote of 32 to 17. This is 1 an age of progress, with a vengeance! We trust, 1 however, the time is not far off when our sailors ' will be treated as men?as Americans?when Congress will be brought to their senses on this question?and when it will be compelled to carry out the wishes of the people of the country at | large oa this subjsct. 1 Ou* Corporation Aithoritirs ?A short time since, Martin E Thompson, Street Commissioner, drew upon the Comptroller for $100,000, with which to pay bills incurred for repairs to streets, whaives, piers, roads, and avenues, and lands and places. The Comptroller did not honor the drafts, and the Street Commissioner laid the subject be' re the Common Couucil Under these [circumstances, the Comptroller tell himself called upon to send a communication to the Common Couaoil, explaining why he did not pay the drafts. After giving ample explanation, under the heads fisrtly, secondly, thirdly, fourthly, the Comptroller says:? " And lastly?He omitted to state say of the onuses whioh have indaoed ma to greater caution lu responding to the oalls from his department, and, as In the present oase, to hesitate in making a transfer of ths largo sum of $100,000 from the -pnblio treasury to hie offloial.oontrol, until there should be at least an apparent neoeasity for so doing. As the omissions la*t referred to may not be known to all the members of the Common Counoil, It may not bo amlaato give n few of the items in a single branoh of the sxpenditurea In charge of the Street Commissioner, via:?Pier foot of Amos street was direoted to be extended at an expenee of not more than $2 000 ? the amount aotually paid was $3 609. Pier foot of Unu* street *u directed ta ba extended, without any Intimation aa to coat, and tba amount expanded waa $6 667. Pier toot of Chambers atraet-tbe addition waa ta oanaiat of a blook and bridge pier on pllaa; no appropriation, bat axpenaa estimated at about $10,000; afterward* extcndad in length and width, and subsequently, without tba authority of the Common Council, the blank waa dispensed with, reducing the ooat $1 000?and, yat, the a ipenditure reached tba aum of $18,300. Pier loot of Cedar atreet rebuilt and extended, at an expcnaa of $3,36a, without the authority of the Common Council, either expreaaad or implied. Piers 6, 0 and T, Kast Ki??r, directed to be axtanded, not to axoeed in coat $16 000, by rnaolution of Common Council, and by the act* of tba Street Commiaaioner, they did coat $19,073 72 i'lera foot of Jelieiaon atreet, Oouverneur atreet, and Catharine atreet-for extending, building, and rebuilding, $18 COO waa appropriated. The expenaea of thetwo tlret-named exorad the appropriation; and alter the thiid waa nearly completed a lurlber aum of $0,360 waa voted to cover tba debcienry Bulkhead foot of 63d street, to be extended at a ooat not to exoeed $1,000, on which a contract waa made for $1,490-the blook alipped from ita foundation, and ibe work was continued without the authority of the Common Council until the reaoiution paaaed for payment of balanoe due the builder; whole coat, $4,000 60 The foregoing, it ia hoped, will relieve ma from the charge of being over-particular in looking at the de macda from the Street Cemtniaeloner'e Department. All wbich ia raapeoifully eubmiitrd (Signed) {T. J. W ATKRS, Comptroller " Tina seta the Comptroller's conduct forth in a favorable light, so (ar aa this matter ia concerned. What action will be taken on the subject by the Common Council, yet remains to be Been. Another matter acted upon by the Board ot Aldermen on Monday evening, waa a communication Irom the Mayor, felting forth, in black and white, how and where l'hili|i Mubie, Supeunteadent of Wharves and Piers, had acted in a mauuer inconsistent with hia oilicial duliea and the interests of the city. Transactions were detailed, in which it appeared that Mr. Mabie had procured and told lumber to the city at such prices an to increase the expense of work to the city?he inipioving these circumstances to his own emolument. The only excuse offered by the delinquent officer, was, " that he could not live, unless he could, through his oilice, make more money than his salary." On hearing this communication, the Aldermen promptly took measures to remove the Superintendent of Wharves and Piers from that office. We understand that the system of investigation is still going on, and that Corporation officers who do not perform their duties in a faithful manner may expect to meet with deserved rebuke. It appears to be a fortunate circumstance that our corporation goverment is in a political position which prevents gross corruption going unchecked and unpunished. With a democratic Mayor, and a strong democratic minority in the Boards of Aldermen, it is impossible to wink at corruption, and hence a vigilant eye is kept upon the action of subordinate officers in all departments. It would be well if we could always be relieved Irom the curse of political monopolies in our city government. J The Progress ok Civilization.?We hail with ) pleasure the evident symptoms of the approaching j breaking up of the Eastern practice of keeping ! the women widows, and covering them over with I veils, when they do go out, and never sufFering them to show their pretty faces to any but their husbands and their servants. We perceive, in an interesting account ot a grand ball, lately given at the Hotel de Ville, at Pans, that the Turkish ambassador was there, with his wife. This is something wonderful for a Turk, to have a wife instead of wives. It is, however, the fact, that this improved Turk has but one wife. He, with his one lady wife, attended the ball, and h?r appearance is thus described in the French account of her:? "Another queen of the filt was the wife of the new Ottoman ambassador, Madame C llimarebi, a young Grecian lady. This fair creature shone, net like the other ladles present, by the loads of diamonds which \ oovered her person, but by her beauty. It was the Grecian type ot beauty in all Its purity. It was the beauty of 1'hldlas and Praxiteles, the marble of Paros, wonderfully softened and animated with 1 fe. A crowd of admirers followed her through the drawing rooms." This is the first time such a thing has happened | in the world, since the foundation of the Ottoman Empire; it is, therefore, worthy of being chroni- : cied in this day of revolutions, as a remarkable revolution. What, indeed, can be a greater re volution, than the emancipation of all the women of a vast empire ; their being permitted to walk out in the open air, without guards, veils, and eunuchs; their being permitted to go to bails, and dance and walk up and down the corridors and saloons, with* out hiding their faces in thick woollen blankets! It is a surprising revolution, and we should be deficient of our duty as chronicler of revolutions, ; perturbations, and emeutes, if we failed to record ; this wonderful revolution. What good, however, I win resuii to j.uraisn society by Hub revolution we cannot tell; yet it is wonderful that a cry out for the emancipation of the dear Turkey girls has not been long since made an an article of faith and a matter of meritorious piety among the pious of this country and Eng- 1 land, for the numbers of these victims to domestic slavery are ten times greater than the number of the blacks among us, and they smell, we opine, somewhat sweeter. One thing, however, is evident, from this revolution and progress of civilization, which we record, viz , it has taken place without the meddling and , interference of any abolition societies. This is Important to notice, liusy bodies, who are going to do wonders all in a hurry, are generally dupes to their own self-conceit, arrogance, and folly, and spoil everything they touch. We would commend to all such persons in this country, a calm const- i deration of the emancipation ot the slavery ol women in Turkey, and let them reflect that it is working without them, or anybody like them. of Cai.ifor.nia.?In the excitement caused by the discovery of gold in California, it ?i'i" um in mur rttcnpru attention mat mere are vast pearl fisheries there, from which the early Spaniards derived an immense revenue. We have no doubt that those peatl deposits will be again opened by the enterprising people who are gome there in suc h great numbers from all parts ol the ITnit?*d States. Pearl fishing, where the pearl oyster is abundant, as it is represented to be on the coast of California, is as profitable business as digging for gold. The well-known ingenuity of our countrymen would soon discover means to obtHin those treasures, much better than the old system of diving, if a proper incentive were h?ld out. We suppose, howver, that the pearls will remain undisturbed as long as the yield of g .Id is as uhundunt as it was at the Inst accounts. Thic At kkr Cask ?The subject of removing Facob Acker fit m Iiis office of Keeper of the Penientiary, came up in the Hoard of Assistant Alderlien on Monday night, and was there laid ou the able, ai d thus, probably, is the matter finally dispoied of. All the capital possible his been made i f the subject in the Hoard of Aldermen. Much itiik has bei n dedicated to Huncotnbe, and so the thing li sts. Harnuks's K x press?We received Boston papers yesterday, by Harnden's Eipiess, some time in advance of the mail. The Prussian Navy?Comcmmkit to thk United States.?Some time since, a Prussian envoy arrived in the United Stales, tor the purpose of purchasing sail ng vesei Is and steamers for the organization of a Prussian navy; ami we learned at he time that such vessels as might be purchased here would be commanded by Americans, until such time as German ollicers, duly qualified, should be found. An invitation was, at or about the same time, extended to some one of our post-c iptuna, to visit Prussia, and give the benefit of his experience and knowledge to the Prussian government, in carrying out the project. In pursuance ol this invitation, Commodore Poxhall A. Parker, ol the United States navy, obtained leave of absence and proceeded to Germany, a few weeks Bince, and is now, no doubt, engaged in the business which oalled him thither. We now learn that the envoy above mentioned has succeeded in purchasing the splendid American Bteamship United States; but the price at which she changed owners, we are not informed of. We are certain, however, of the fact of the purchase, and of its being effected yesterday. It is rumored that the same government have purchased of the proprietors of the royal mail steamships plying between this country and England, the steamships Acadia and Britannia, with the intention of converting them into vessels of war. We shall part with the United States with reluctance. She is a Bpleudid vessel, equal to any of her class afloat, and has done credit to the country whose name she bears. That reluctance, however, is qualified somewhat by the assurance that we have the muUriel to construct other steamships as good as she is. She will be converted ]Dto a vessel of war, in this port; and we learn that ear|>enterd have alreudy entered upon the work. Arrival of the titeamshlp Sarah Sands?Tho {tales She Kncoun tared, dte. The auxiliary steamship Sarah Sands, Captain Thompson, arrived at this port yesterday morning from Liverpool. She sailed from that port on the 25lh ult. We are indebted to a passenger for the following account of her passage :? ADMIRAIILX CONDUCT OP THE STEAMSHIP SARAH SANDS. We left Salisbury Doeh Li verso 1. on Tuesday. 2,'id January, but were compelled, by adverse winds and rough seas, to remain in th* river until Thursday following, when, at 12 o obok anchor being weighed, wa started in bigh glee. The wind oontiuued shifting, always adverre, ihr sea running excegssively hi/ uuiil 6 o'clock on Friday morning, when a mor. rab'e gust seemed gradually to brseee upeu u* rub cm vass was spread, the ropes wars hand! merrily, a 1 the phices of (ha officers bring curtailed ... heir hitbsi to impatient length, betokened to ourselves the comfortable anticipation of mor propitious weather; when, between 11 and 12 sit in the forenoon, the wind suddenly shifted be N W., and as suddenly increased to a bear) . de driving Id Its course a wondroui sea; a wot bail storm added to the confusion; all bands -11 d to the most dangerous feat I bad ever bebei close reef the fore and maintop sails ; the gn reusing?now oarried to the top of a most ter now in a most awful gulph, was ibis gallant g tossed and pitched in a manner to us most a All hand* were piped. Tba daring oAcers i and Watson,) followed by others of the erew, bia\. y and merrily asoended the rigging. The fore and rjatu rails, clewed for furling, bloated stoutly aud roundly by the angry wind, were standing now erect ou the sturdy yard, now waving lrurlully to and lio ; loj grapple and secure tbesmas tbe desperate task With what anxious gaze did we watch these brave fellows throw themselves so dauntlessly in tbe grasp of danger's oruol embrace ! The yard was reached with the most perilous difficulty, and was presently th'chly manned The grand motion of tbe ves-el the cutting hail and the immense am runt of wind which the sail contained, rendered the situation the moit perilous that I had evsr imaglu- 1 d After much 'mi t labor, oooihiued with great skill was tin- tank which I and others beheld with an irrepreseibly shuddering gats, masterly etfected by thise bravadoes, with as little apparent ceremony as the laudsu an mores to his dally toil. Within flva hours, and alier a tremendous storm, ail was still and quiet, sars, as usual, a little contrary wind, which, retarding us, we continued to make but little progress in our proper course Our couipiny was limited aulas I ceeeivtly pleasant; and what with the use of the choice little library, cards, chess, Slo., and the abun- 1 dant aid of (he worthy Captain Thompson's prolific table, the time stole on us stealthily and agreeably; for. notwithstanding the very b- isiemus weather in which this gallant ship ?? being tossed as s o irk In the orem, site Is so aludrahly constructed that but little motion war experienced in the ealoon, which far from being unpleasant, created a varying animated feature to our postiuies. On ths 13th February a more sudden and dreadful gals tha-i any we had hitherto encountered sprung up from the S -V. at 7 30 P M , accompanied bv a heavy snow-storm and sudden squall, which immediately tilling the sails contrariwise ne iriy laid the ship on ker b. am ends, to the imminent dsngerof the marts, whicb, summoning us immediately to ths deck, pres>nted to our terr lied g n tbe most severe weather which could possihiy alteudoiiravful predicament randeiing the arduous aud dangerous dunes of the poor seamen even more perilous than before.The sun having not b> en during nine days sufficiently visible for the purpose of navigation, rendered our situation still more obsoure j aqd precarious; and now, after a voyage ot twenty-five dayfe of as desperate and adverse weather as may have beeu for some time experienced on the Atlantic, does this gallant ship (as clean and sound as on her depar ture) glide smoothly into port, mildly bearlag many ' swelling hearts, overflowing with gratitude to our Di- ' vine Protector that He had guided as to a ship so ably oflirrred and so admirably conducted as tbe Sarah Sands, in her recently perilous encounters A PASSKNUiCR. Police Intelligence, Important Jirrest in thr First Word?On Sunday night last, one of the policemen of the First ward was on bis rounds, keeping a bright look out for burglars and incsndiariss amoogst the large stores ia Front strret, anil during the evening towards ten o'clock, a suspicious character was seen prowling about from store to store, with the evideut intent of titling a key toromedoor, for the purpose of robbing tbe store. This susploious character was closely mullltd up. and provided with India rubber shoes, for the purpose ef 1 silent movements and eluding the watohful ear of the j ' policeman. For some length of time the polioemin watched this suspicious man round several s-reeta, j and during this time, two other suspicious-looking J men were seen by the policeman to converse with him mr-ij m uuoivi;. mm men septrate again in a ' rapid manner. These unaccountable and extraordl- ' nariiy suspicious moremanta were more than the po- ' lie man could atand, therefore he proceeded up to the ' supposed thief, and commenced to question him on the I very strange manner In which he we* aotiog. No sooner did he speak to the rogue than he tried to de- 1 ceive him by pretending to bo drunk, end staggering | ' about Thia rule on the part of the burglar, i ' the p iioeman at onoe discovered, a* he wu well ' ' were he could not get drunk *o rapidly, as but a few second" before he witnessed him walking perfectly j i straight from cne store to another. The officer being I one of recent appoint nent seized this opportunity la order to distinguish himself la the eyes ot the Chief of Police, and receive the approbation of the Mayor, anl took tbis|ausplclous manintoouitody, no sooner bad he dene eo than up name two other men, and entered into ( conversation with the policeman, asking what the , trouble was and tried in every way possible, without retorting to violence te induce the polioeman to let go , bis prboner?invited him to visits liquor shop olo<e by, , and all to take a drink tegather. Tbi* trlsk, on the ( riart of the accomplice*, was at onoe discovered, and ] nslead of going to take a drink, he oonveyed hit susplrioui prisoner towards the station house, and on their wty thither the two accomplices attempted to ' bribe the policeman with money to release the priso- ' ner; but whether they offered high enough and showed the stuff we are anal,le to say. But, still he held on s to the collar of hi" prisoner, and continued his course 1 toward* the station house. Kvery now and thon h# I would brandish his club over the head of the prisoner, < showing the utmost determination If ths prisoner 1 should make any resistance This went on very well until they got within a glimmer of the gas-light at ths tuf ilili kfillen *t/vrv? nnU/ieme? I a ? _ ?... ?>" , " B<UUIH(J w eh ark It- at what a eenaation he would make in the at*- ' tlon bona# and the newspaper* the nest day Just at at thl* moment, who ahnuld com* out of the atation i hoD'? door, but two or three of the old polio*men, who touched their hate aa they pained and eaid ' flood , evening Chief.'' On hearing the word Chief, the poor f policeman looked again at hia priaoner, and to hla | . utter amazement and fright, he found be bad^rreated j thethietof Police Finding hla mHtake, be dropped , hia club, and with a faltering voice, aaid. " la that yon. t Mr thief?' ? Vea" aaid the Chief It ia, and I am { glad to aee lb?t you attend to your duty, and can be relied upen There, you can now return back to your poet, and I hope wIM alwaya be aa vigilant, and allow no depredatlona to take pi ice on your atation." It ia ] f needleea to mention that the two who played the ao< > t coirplicea were the Chief* aid". In di-guiee. I C targe of .Streiieg a 7V* Dollar Hill. ? One of the , witneeei In the ea-e of John S Auetln. whoae trial la , t c'oae at baud, ou a charge of murder, waa arrested ye*, terday. Hla name la John Shea, a brother to tha Timothy Shea that waa abot In an affray in Leonard atreet. eome few m?ntha ago ' The prlaone? I* ohargad with ateallng from the pocket of Nlohnlaa Daw a ?10 g hank bill, the evidence agalnat him being very con- < rlualve. Juetlae Lothrop committed him to prleoa f for trial Til* Shea family appear* to ba a hard lot. t aa thlr maVea the second eon arrested fer ateallng t within the laatfew month*. I .1 Cowan//v <Auault.~ \g Mr. Archibald Reynold*, 0 of No. 1 Keade street, waa coming home from a ball, about three o'olock yesterday morning with hla wite |j waa attacked by reven or eight ruffian*, t m ar the l ark in i antra street and while endeavor irg to protect hia family from the violence of theae cowardly ra*oale. hla coat waa Hinoit torn from hi* back, healde* receiving ieveral severe blow* in the face. . An alarm wan Riven, and, aided by iereral of the dth . wsrd p< J ice, they aucored.d In arresting four <.f he Mlrwe. who gave their name* Mlohael t oehran, Jama* Roy la, Patrick Harry and John harry, whom Juatlce I.othiop held to bail iu the Hum of p&QO each, to a naWer thr charge _____________ n The number of death* in Philadelphia during the laft ' wttk waa 187. 0 Theatrical and Mud al. howkht Tiiiatsk ? The funny Utile fares of " Family Jarr" waa p?rf.T3i( d first at this house last erecirg and great wag the laughter it created Wlnan's f erfornmrice of Old Oelph wa* most comical After the farce, raojo the grand drama of the " List Uaya of Pompeii >' which wag played with much eolat Mr. Oilleft enact* the pert of Arbaces adm'rably, and the grand etec*- eff?-e's introduced In the ?arloiis gorgeous eeenes of tbia piece ere umong the most epleadid of the eearon. The maein, combats, tableaux. Sco , are all admired; In fao?. the piece, as played at the Bowery prices a moat virid realization of the desnrip ttons of Bulwer in the n">?ul, the be?t one. we thiok. that he ere* wrote The pteUy fere* 6f ' Turtle Hunting'' concluded th? per'or insures To night it will be repeated again ead we hare no doubt the hnu<e will he orowded. Prewioue to the drama, the farce of " Turning the Tablee" will bs performed, and the elegant little opera of the" (.?*n of ? lover." with Miss Taylor ae the charming little Uertrude. will oonclude the erening'a entertainments Broadway Thsatbk.?This elegant theatre was again crowded, last e.enlng with a fashi-nab'e audience, to witness the fiftieth representation of" VlonteCrinto." The a-p'anse which greeted the actors and the magnlfloent scenery, was, as usual, enthusiastic and continuous. It may be said that this p'ay? the production of a rich eonoeption?ru*e like a meteor In the nistrionie Armament; but, unlike a meteor, it has held its position to the last In the public mind, with undiminished grandeur and unaba'ed interest The petite coasedy, " Found* i on Fasts"?an amusing trifle -? nlared with mueh snirit. and was well re. solved The part of Skeptio was humorously sustained by Mr Madaway; while that of Captain Harwood. an officer In her Mejestv's service wan Flayed In the true style of a British sailor by Vlr. HlllaW. I'tae ladiee and gentlemen, in 'be grand drain a and comndy, acquitted themselves In a highly creditable manner. Natioissl T?k*tnk.?The aann pie eg baring been played every evening thug far this week, leaven us but little to ray regarding the dvtngsat this popular bouse,

saw that it continues crowded as ever each night, and Mere and his friends are as much applauded as heart oould wish. The loeal drama baa Inleed proved a mine of wealth to the National Theatre and the admirable acting of Chat,frau. Seymour, and the rest of the talented ooinpany attached to the establishment, gives It greater currency than the most san rulne hopes of the originator of the \lo?e echo >1 of dramas oould hava dreamt of We peroelve Mr. Chanfrau'e name is up for a benefit on Friday evening nest. Of eouree, he will give a great bill, aud of course be will have a full bouse. We understand that several novelties are in preparation?among others,a ne v drama, and also a local burlesque, both of whioh will be sure to run suouessfully. as they are to be produced with every oare, and without regard to expense. Sucoess attend the lively National Theatre Bi rtoa'g Thkatrb.?A fashionable and highly delighted audlenoe graced this theatre iast evening with their presence. The farce of the " Deal Shot" wa performed with muoh oleyernsss, by Raymond, as [lector Timid; Mrs Brougham, as Louisa l.ovotrick; ?Dd by a ta!.'nted cast It we* succeeded by the new and excellent farce, already no popular, entitled, Vfur I. fit r< in Danger." The humorous personation, by Mr Hurtozi of Jobn Strong, an Knglish aerrant, kept the house in a continued NH of laughter throu,i ut the performance The breakfast scene was particularly rich aud the part of Madam Sthpoouenberg by Mrs. Vernon, was sustained with infinite ability? Krakwitz, hv Raymond; Jenny, by Miss Chapman; the Dutch Burgomaster, Schpoonenberg, by Mr. Johnston; and the Countess Lensdorf, by Mrs. Brougham, were all admirably performed, and made the piece go off with effect It is dsoidsdly the btst Sroduotiou that has reoently been put upon the boards era. and the humorous Incidents that abouud throughout art greeted with repeated burets of applause as they oonie up during the performance The entertainments of the evening passed off altogether with muoh enocesa. The Americas Dhama?Lester's New Plat.?For some time past wa bays bean suggesting to the managers of theatres the propriety of paying a suitable bonus to the literary gentlemen of Amerioa, in order to the production of a good national historical drama, which would fairly represent the ani/nus of the age in whioh we live, the manners, habits, and general aha racteristic features of thf. people This la tome measure, hu been attended to; but mora, much mora remains to ba dona. Our attantion baa been o?U?d to this subjact by tha announcement of a drama. recently written by an American. which will be performed, for tha firat time, at the Broad aay Theatre, thin evening; and bavin.- bean present at its rehearsal, wa shall take the liberty of expressing our opinion as to its merits and chanoe of suooess. This drama illuitrates oae of the moat thnlling'erents of the Involution?the martyrdom of Oenerai Woodhuil, and the terrible fate of his fellow sufferers of the prison ships The scenes, save one or two in the first act?the headquarters ef Lord I'arey, on Statan Island - are laid on Long Island, near Jamaiea. and at the Wallabout, where the fatal prison ships were moored: time -the autumn of 1776. The parsons presented are Lords I'ercy and Howe. Major Delanoey, of tha British army; Baird. the Look Island tory; General Woodhell, Colonel Burr, a Student from Harvard, on the prison ships ; and a maniao, Kate, daughter of General Woedhull, Frank, a youth, hia son; Nathan, a Yankee; Vandorgist, a Dutohman, devoted to the (Jeneril and fats follow prisoners; and Manabstta,an Indian I'rinrsss, the last of the tribe of the Manhattans, rfthis islsnd. The leading motive of the author seemi to bs a desire to illustrate the beroio sacrifice of the men and women of the Revolution, nd to show how they cave up all?family, kindred, and even life-that their descendants might b-> freed from oppression, aad bles?ed with libsrty and Independence Without mineling any private prjuiires in tbe,vsrious passions of the piece, b> has graphically pointed out the patriotic emotions which fired the hrroio actions of those sanguinary and trying sosaea. Listening with attention, we could not perceive any malignant feeling towards Kcgland in this production; but it Is filled witn patriotism aud a national spirit; and for this reason, we hope it will be entirely sucoesefutl. One thing, we believe. Is oertain?that the oharaoter of Kate Woodhull will be reosived with enthusiasm by *.uc l>ni>pje wi * i urk sua oruuKijra wn?r? i?n? ncnne is l?i(l and where their ancestors were the aotors. Krom all that we could gleet) at a rehearsal, there is nothing in the piece which muld offend the most deliCAte ear or the moat fastidious taste; for it seems to be filled with all those sentiments of hope and reliance ttpon an Almighty Providence. which inspired the breasts and nerved the arms of the brave men and daiiDtleeH women who acted eo caliuly, but firmly, amidst the storm of the Revolution. We hope the puhlio will give it a fair and candid trial. American Ci acts ? Sands, Lent & Co. have suo- i seeded admirably in the introduction of the Poney I Ilaces on the Union Course in Miniature." To see i there sweet little ereaturee, and what delight, too, there little rascals apeear to take in seeing which can beat the other in running round the ring! I the audience seemed to be highly gratified at the race. The wonderful horsemanship of Mr. Stout, and the astonishing sagacity exhibited by the celebrated horse Mayfly, together with the Fighting Ponies and I Uinderelia, kept the attendance highly amused daring the whole of the performances. The order kept at this place is excellent. 1 Chaistv's Minu ?There is every prospect that x most enormous orowd of persons will assemble at ' Washington city on the occasion of tVe inauguration ; 1 but we were thinking tie other evening, when we saw what a crowded house Christy's folks had, that if all the persons who have attended their concerts since they permanently located themselves here, were brought together in one orowd, it wonld outnumber ' any crowd that ever crowded together en any oooaslon I In the United States. So ? go in New York. True 1 merit, like that of the Cbrietv'e, is sure to be nppreoi* 1 ated. They give a first rate programme this evening. 1 Ntw OiLttsi 8iaistD?i ? These elegant perform- ' ers are doing finely three time*. Their concert reom , at the Society I.tbrary Is orowded to overflowing each , evening; and as song, ohorus musical performances, buries jure Italian scenas, and all the other portions of their delightful entertainment, succeed one another In rapid suocession, the applause and cheers of the audisnce attest how muoh they appreciate them They Save set forth a fine list of songs, (to , for this evening. White ' SKRxnsnKss are playing to full bouses icoss the river at Brooklyn. They are very olever Ethiopian singers. Thr Honivitocr Kamilv. ? These assompllshed in- ' itrumentalists have completely electrified the people ef Jal t itnore, nl the compliments at their flrit oonsert ire as honorable to the proverbial mu-loal taste of the lommunlty ot that olty. as they ere to the aeknotr- , edged telents that elicited snch enthusiasm. Mr. Dempster is giving ooncerts at Syracuse. Mr. Booth, the tragedian, had an attaok of eholora 1 it New Orleans, on the 8(h instant. < Mrs. Butler will give her Shaksperlan readl.igs at J Springfield, Conn , seme time in April Monsieur Adrlen. one of the great, If not the greatest nagician or me age, nu arrirea in tnia cuy, ana will ipen at Minerva Hooraa, about the tlr-tt of Maroh oast, rbla Mr. Adrien la tba earne who exhibited at Niblo'a, n 1836; and wa hare 110 doubt that he will attain be wan with pleaaure by all those who witneased the exraordinary trioka and deceptions performed by him at r .bat place. I SAILING OK THE STEAMSHIP IIkEMAVN?The j iteiimebip Hermann, Capt Crabtree, sailed yeaerday lor Southampton and Bremen, at her ap- t tointed hour. She took out thirteen cabin paa- * lenders, and a larg- freight list. ( Lulled States District Court. Betore Juige Uatt*. r Feb. 20? Srntrnrn - Htcharrl Seraii hint, who pleaded ;niliy to three Indictment* found against hlra, for innnterfeiiing the coin of the United States. war r ircught up for sentence. II" read a long oaper in ml a Igntion of pu ni.-hment. after which the Judg* son enc?d htm to thr-e^y.-ura' irnprUonmrat In the Slate 'rlaon and to be k>pt at hard labor during the term r if hla imprlaonment. * I H'm. T ICHwarilt a aeatnsn eonrioted of laroeny ou ? io?rd the i-rig Ores, while on the high se*s, we* seneirced t? be imprisoned for alx months. u Political Intelligence. In Tioga county, at the town eleotiona. la?t week. o he democrats elected Ore and the whlga four aupar ji Irore i Hon William Allen ha* b*en nominated for re el o c Ion to the U N Senate, ky the d*moeratl? uem'rer* of n he Ohio Legislature.. r Kx Oorernor chsuneey K Cleveland hs* bien no. ilDated lor llongreae by the demoorata of the third iettlet ol Connecticut t Oeorge ' atlku has declined being the dsmocratlo fi andldate for lioTeroor of Connecticut. TKLKEKAPMH: IttTKLMiiKNCB. VHIHTI t?TH CONUHB9B. SECOND SESSION. llWlSi Wiih inotom, K?b. 30,1849. The Senate net st 13 o'olook. Th? Vie* President took the cbsir, and the cu*tomary preliminaries ware gen* through with. HOUIK IILLI?T HI tmtti-rKlfSlttl. Sundry bill* from ths House were reoelved, and after being read, were appropriately referred. Among the bill* reoelved from the Hon**, was th* bill designed to oarry into effsot the 13th artiole *f the i late treaty with Mesioo, whioh was os motion, duly considered, read a third time, and passed. phiosity to rKNSION claim*. Tie House bill granting the priority to widows and orphan* in the settlement of olaims arising out of th* j Mexican war. was read, but not Anally anted uponThe Senate then proceeded with the usual morning butiner*. whioh was chieUy void of publlo Interest. irniciTion or maonktiim to navigation, leu. Mr Banton, of Missouri, presented the memorial of ' Dr. I'ape, asking for the appointment of a committee I to esnniiuH iuto the merits of his invention for apply ir.g elertio-msgnetirm to ths purposes of navigation < anu locouiot on Mr. Benton oilered a resolution for the appoioiment of a committee ot seven for this purpose, wbioh was considered by unanimous oonseat, and agreed to. abolition pktiti0n8, ( Mr. Hale, of New Hampshire, submitted a large Dumber of abolition petitions, whloh were laid on the 1 table under tbe rule. 1 fortification bill. ] Mr. Athkrton, of New Hampshire, from the Committee on Kinanoe. reported the bill making appro- 1 priatir.RR for fortification purposes without the naral 1 appropriation bill, with amendments. alabama ami mlsaiitirri compact. After receiving and disposing of a large number of eporte from standing eommitteeB, the bill to extend be time for earrylng into efleot tbe eonpaot with tha : tates of Alabama and Mississippi, relative to the fire j er oent fund and the *ebool reservation, waa taken 1 up, and, after due eonBideration, passed. uknkral apphopbiation bill. < After spending some time In business of no general ] interest, the Smete took up the general appropriation bill. 1 Mr Wai.keb, of Wlseonrin, oubmltted an amend- ' ment,for the extenelon of tbe revenue laws of the United State* over California and New Mexleo; also to extend the constitution of the United States and aU general laws wbieh are applieeble over the eame; likewise, that the President appoint the offloera and make tke necessary regulations to earry these provisions into ' effect-the object being to preserve order and admi- 1 nister justiee in there territories. Mr. Walker submitted a lew remarks in favor of his proposition. Mr. Bcll, of Tennessee, offered an amendment to the amendment providing for a State government in California, and striking out of Mr. Walker's amendment everything which is inconsistent with Mr. Bell's proposition. Mr. BuTLxn, of South Carolina, hers rose, and expressed his great surprise that any Senator should offer euoh an amendment to an appropriation bill. He raised a question of order, in conformity with his views of the Impropriety of the proceeding. The Chair decided that the amendment of the gentleman Irem Tennessee was in order. Mr Hals, of New Hampshire, took an appeal from that decision. Tbe question of appeal was then discussed at considerable lemrth. bv Messrs. Calhoun. Hale. Bell. Butler. Kirg. and others; after which the question was put to > vote and tha decision of the Chair sustained. < An informal discussion ensued, with regard to the propriety of passing the amendment, in whioh Messrs. Atherton, of New Hampshire, Foote, of Mississippi, and others, participated. Mr Bkll, in reply to the remarks of the Senators, raid (bat he was much embarrassed by the disapprobation of bis course whioh bad been manifested by the Senators who bad spoken on the subject, and the effeot 1 whioh hie proposition had bad; but a sense of duty 1 prompted him to persist in the measure, however un- | pleasant it might be. He saw that this was ths only . chance of get ting a vote on this moet important ques- 1 tion. For this reason, he felt bouud to press ths t amendment which he bed submitted. He addressed < the Senate at great length, and with distinguished sbility, on the subject. Without concluding his re- ( marks, at ths suggestion of several Senators, Mr. Bell I gave way. I a tlKSCINDIFin bbsolutloif, Mr. Athkrton, of New Hampshire, offered a resolution rescinding the resolution heretofore adopted, which rets apart Thursday tor private business. The resolution lies over. i The Senate then adjourned. House of Representatives. Washinoton, Feb 20, 1840. The House convened at eleven o'olook, to day,ao- , cording to a resolution previously adopted, and ergan izvd it usual. coinage op gold dollars kc. Mr. McKay, of North Carolina, reported a substitute I to the bill formerly reported, for the coinage of gold dollars; also, a substitute to the bill authorizing the coinage of double regies. An interesting debate followed, in which Messrs. J. * K. Irgeraoll, MoKay, Nlooll. Hudson, and others took J part. c Messrs. Hudson and lngersoll spoke la opposition to a th? b'll, ptincipally eu the ground that double eagles I were not necessary, and that gold dollars would be too readily counterfeited Tbey thought the ooun'.ry would be flooded with counterfeits, whieh nobody oould distinguish from the genuine coins. v Mr Kocrwkll, of Connecticut, moved to lay the bill upon the table. Upon thta question, Mr. Niooll, of New York, called * for tbe yeas and nays, which were aooordingly taken with a negative result, as follows yeas 30. nays 127. , The bill was then read a third time and passed ^ Mr Virion, of Ohio, moved that the House go into Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union, which was not agreed to. thr mileage question. j Mr. McKat, from tbe Committee of Ways snd , Means, reported a bill making certain alterations in the mileage law. Mr McKay offered a few remarks in ' support of the I ill. He said, that tbe sum annually ? paid to the members and offloers of the government m for mileage, was between four and fiva hundred thou- _ sand dollars. Tbero bad already bean appropriated, at the prerent session, for members and delegates, the _ rum of one huudred and seventy thon-aod dollars. '' Mr McKat having concluded tbe bill was temporarily laid aside, and Mr. Vinton renewed his motion '< for goiug into Committee of the Whole, whloh was igain lost by yeas 90, nays 03. ft Several unimportant bills were then passed, when i" Mr Toombs, of Georgia, renewed the motion to go P Into committee, which was again lost?yeas, 90; ? uays, 03. " mtssol si lard orrirB. The blH for the establishment of a naw land office o In tbe State of Missouri, was then taken up and passed. tl TUB ARMT. 01 The bill to inorsase tho efficiency of the army was A next taken up. d Mr. Bi-bt, of 8outh Carolina, made an able speeoh u in favor of the bill, and Merers. Toombs and Bowlin o] ipokewarmly in opposition to It. o: Mr. McKat moved to lay the bill upon the table, c whloh was carried, by yeaa 127, nays 33. 0 SLAVS KF Iff THR DISTRICT. j< The Housa spent the remainder of the session upon h miscellaneous bills'f no spec'.al Interest, refusing re- ti peatedly to go Into comm'ttea of the whole, beoause the ti majority of the members were resolved to work away v! it tbe calendar until they reached the bill respecting pi slave traffio In the District of Columbia, heretofore re- tl ported by Mr. Kdwards el The indleations at presrnt are, that the Honse will v< not go into committee until that bill shall be dtapos?d of. fi The Housa then adjourned. f, NEW YORK LEGISLATURE. SKNATK. w Alraivv, February 20,1849. EAST river SAVINGS INSTITUTION. A bill was reported to Incorporate the Hast Illver hl laviugs Institution. 1,1 PANARIS RAILWAY COMPAPIT. The bill for the Incorporation of tbe Panama Railsay Company, waa taken np in Committee of tbe tVbole, and passed without amendment. f0 banking laws Th? ('AnmiitdlS e\t ilia Whnln fAAtr was* *V- VIII 4^ ini'Ld the teteral banking laws of the State, ao as to Allow a gradual change from the safety fund system to a). bat of free I) mkltig. and attar making aoma progress SI herein. had leave to ait again. * On motion, the Senate adjourned. aa A8SXMRLY. Alrant, February 20,1819. Clinton rmaoN. a Mr. naiiwrR, from the Committee on State Triaona, aport? d a bill for the diaoenvlnuanoa of tbe Clinton 'risen tJ] 'i ha committee eipreaa no opinion respecting the rQ iroprlef j of oonTerttng it Into an asylnm for idiote. t0 Ntw nil roLtcn. ^ Mr. Cornell, of New York, reported, complete, a bill o amend the ant respecting tha polite establishment n tbe city of New York Mr. IVai.KT, of New York, moved to re-oommlt the ?. >111 to the Committee of tha Whole. (Tile hill legleatee for the police rftloe for the period of at* yeari ) I After noma debate, tha motion for a re-committal wi raa carrieJ. j,, oniiKNeaoao aaii.wat. r|] Mr Kivx iuoh. of Oswego, reported a hill to autho- ! lie tha Ogdenaburgh Railroad Company to conatruot , bridge acroaa Lake Champlatn. h] anotiikr midal " Mr Eluerein, of St I.awrenaa county, submitted a , eaolntlon in favor of preventing a medal to Lieut. tlpley, for hie distinguished services in tbe late war {, rlth Meaioo. ' The reeolution giving r!?e to debate, It wai laid over, ... mder the rule . . Jl'STICKa Or THE rKAOl The Committee of the Whole Houae took up the hill ,' (inferring on justices of peace tbe power of county !_ ndget, In eaaea of aummary proceedings to raenver the fr^ loseesslon of landa, and made aome progress In tha h ovialdvration of the aame. In tha Honaa the Comntttee of tha Whole waa discharged, and tha bill waa ' eferred to aselast jommittea _ _ ...... or w n, p A oomniunlcatlon wa? received from the Clerk of *(" he city of N?w York, tranamlttiog a statement of the hl. tee of hla office ' , The Honee adjonrned. br, General Taylor'* Movements. * riR.1T DISPATCH. Wh*bliwq Fab. 30. ISM. The ft earner Telegraph, with Qea. Taylor and suit oa board, la completely hemmed la by the toe, fifteen mllea below thie olty. Carriage* hare been sent, with all possible deepatoh, to convey the President eleet, with the reat of the passengers, to Wheeling; bat they oenaot return before erenlng. SKCOND DISATCH. Whsbliho, Feb. 20,184#. General Taylor and ault arrived In this olty at half part three o'clock thla afternoon, in sleighs. He id stopping at the United States Hotel. W. Leaden, F.fq., welcomed the General In a short addreaa, te which he responded In a brief and happy manner. Being somewhat recovered he looks remarkably well. He Intends leaving for Washington In the mornings probably by way of t'itteburgh. THIRD DISPATCH. Pittibuboh, Feb. 20, 1IM. General Taylor will leave Wheeling In the morning He eannot|vislt Pittsburgh, but will atop at tfnlen. town to-morrow night, being anxloas to get to Waehi ngton olty as soon as possible. Great Distress on Buard the ISrltleh Ship Cambria?.Over Sixty Lives Lest, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1848. The British ship Cambria, thirteen weeka from Loalonderry for Now York, put into the Delaware Break, water, yeeterday, In distress?being almost entirely leaiuute orprovisions and water. Kifty-flve paueagera had died on the passage, and seven more wera burled upon ah or* on the arrival of the ship. The outtar Uallatln ia affording the aufferera all poialble relief. Later from Chagrea. Ciiaklkiton, S C., Feb. SO, 1819. The brig Henry has arrived at this port, from Cherrea, which place she left on <he Slat alt. The Captain ended hla paaaengers all in good health. Ha found transportation ready for them, by the American ship Philadelphia. She reports that all were well at the various points on the Iathmns, and that it was generally bealtry. Election for U< 8 Senator. Coll mbus, O., Feb. SO, 1849; Both branches of the Legislature have agreed to meat on Thursday next, to eleot a U. S. Senator, Jndgao of the Supreme Court, and other State officers. flyer Non pluased. Baltimore, Fab. 30, 1849. The proprietors of ths building whera Hyer had proposed to give a sparring exhibition te-night, have reused to let it far that purpose. The oity authorities lave also interfered, and compelled the celebrated pnfiltst to abandon his project Ha is to leave our oity toon. The markets are without change in any particularTli? Prize Fighters. Philadelphia, Fab S3,1849. Hyer, Thompson, nod O'Donnel. arrived from Baltimore this morning. They were held to ball in the anm >f $600 seonrity to keep the peace for twelve months, md give no exhibitions. Singular Accident, Philadelphia. February 20, 184$. A stove exploded this morning at the Catharine itreet Pnblio Sobool. eanslng great oonsternationamong be ehildren, the fragments flying in all directions, wee king out the windows, and doing other damage ; he children rushed affrighted to the stairway, and umbled ?w matte to the bottom, breaking and disle>a<ing tbe limbs of several ; one of the ohlldren was io badly hurt be is not expeoted to survive. There is great excitement in the neighborhood, among parents ind others The explosion we? probably caused by an looumulation of gas, it being an air tight stove. From tlie South. Baltimore. Feb 20,1849. The Sonthern mail has arrived, but contains no news votth telegraphing. The Weather, die. dai.timork, P cd. ZV, 1B4V. The harbor is still completely frozen oyer The Washington papers of this morning hay# failed io reach us. < Cashier of the Bank of Albany. Albany, Feb. 20, 1840. We leain that E. E Kendrlok, Esq , has been ap >ointed oashier of the Bank of Albauy. market*. PiTTzsuRriH, Feb 20. 1840. There is a steady trade demand for flour, bet large ales oouId not be effected, unless holders would subnit to a concession Sales of olorerseed at $3 26 per luibel Provisions are without ohange Small sales >f prime red wheat at 70s. per bushel; crime white eora ,t 40e.. and oats at 26o Whiskey is quoted at 131(o. Navigation is entirely suspended. It is now snowing. City Intelligence. Thz Wkathkr ? The weather yesterday was some, rhat more bearable than it had been for several days iefore. The afternoon brought a snow storm, and at ilghtfbll the white flakes were flying merrily enough, 'his bodes well to those who look with longing for the pptarsnceef warm weather. The popular sentiment i that we have had cold weather enough, and th* argent hope is now expressed that we may have a ailder temperature, just for a change.tThe ice still oe> upies the rivers in such quantities as to Impede the regress of the ferry boats The boats which ply on be Sound have also met with a great deal of lee, but heir stannch build enabled tbem to overcome all 1m* edlmente, end they came into port triumphant. Some f the way boat*, however, have been frosen at their erthe. on the Eastern end of their lines, and mnst 'ait for warm wssther to thaw them out. Ths tharlometer Indicates that we are now enjoying about Reive degrees wtrmer weather than that whloh has revelled for some time past. A Vandal or a Tmikf ? Some rascal who had not th* sar of the law, or a respect for the rights of property, lole the other day a miniature painting on ivory, on the public parlor of the Aetor House The artist anxious to recover bis property, and is willing to sy $10 for it. Come, Mr. Thief, you oannot do bet- l ft than to send it hack, as " no questions will be iked" on it* delivery. Th* Wat Thkt Do it ? Since the establishment of ur present police system, our city rogues, espeolaliy 3e pickpockets, have been obliged to resort to all sorts f artifices, in order to presreute their knavish trade, i esse In point occurred yesterday. A German, eviently green, paesed the City Hell, end after looking p at the public clock, began to fumble about bis lotbee, evidently determined to get at his watch, In rder to compare the time as Indloated by it with th* ity Hall time; but as he was done up in a complication f overooats and olcaks, he at length abandoned th# >b without accomplishing his object, and wrapping Imself in bis outer eloak, proceeded on his wny and arned down Beekman street. He had not traversed lis thoroughfare long, before a genteelly dressed ladlIdual came up behind blm. and, as If endeavoring to MB aHnvuid llU *A mm h?i - ? la 1? ? rn a ? ??* ? - ? ?vw? DV an w W* I UK lit in O YUMOk WHO )at of til* German, who wu about t> fall, whan tha ;racger caught hold of him, and holding him np, laid try politely : " 1 h*g yonr pardon ; I eame near earning yon ta ill." He of tha OTarooat, recovering himself, replied " Nefir mint, it vas only a haxident I shnppose " " Nothing else, 'pon my word," responded the ether, ho, having thus Introduced himself, began to oontrae abont tha waather-how exoasslvaly oold It was, nd all that. " Oh, yaw," said the German, ' It Ish ferry eanlt pre; more eanlt as In Charmany I dink." " Have yon lately arrived in our country ?" inquired la companion. "Yaw, I comes here no mors as six veeks." " Ah, indeed. I thought you must ha an old resident, , cu speak English so perfectly " " O, tod, I larns aoms Angllsh in mine ooontry pare I eomea avay, and dan I larns mors py ten I gets i New York. Yaw, das is U vay I sbpeaks some of i Angllsh." u O. I me. An excellent Idea was that of yours; I mold aertalnly edvUe all gentleman abont to ami ate front Germany, to pursue tha same oourss." " Vat ish das you shpaak T Oh, yaw, I knows. Taw, ih ver goot " By this time, tha twain had reached tha vicinity of lift street, when tha genteel individual palled out om his pocket something whloh he held as if It warn watch, and loeking up at the steeple of 8t. serge's Cburoh, remarked, " That, sir, la tha ist clock in town, and wo merchants In Tearl rest, always regulate our watches by It " Connnln# Hi? rnnrorittlofr ho l-A Vl- ? ? m __ ipvi mm uuiupanioa und the corner, Into CIifT street. where ha continued gain at tba clock before them. " There le no time la ia city Ilka thia,''aald he; "always right and no mlaka. If yon want tha true time, take this " The rrinan. upon bearing thla, began to undo hi* outer mients. and finally came to kla pantaloons, where a watoh waa deposited in a fob, carefully guarded by i immense fall piece; thla he unbuttoned, and at last Ibeltgalear, ha pulled out a Terr handsome, and thai, rery aerrlcaable time piece, the dial of which > scrutinized, and then cast hia eye towards tha urch clock llts companies bad meantime stepped hind him, and whan be gated upward, the rillaln re him a tremendous coup dc pied on tha part nearest, id then sprang with the utmost agility to tha f:ent, id slated the watob, whioh he jerked from Its fastsags. and made off. tearing the Herman smarting with tu and relation and minus his watch. The (lartn, as soon as be rooorsred from his surprise, oriad t lustily. "?htnp! ahtop ! dat mane!'' but on tha atotlon of some gentlemen being called to his case, tha low wss out of aight aad tha unfortunate man osuld ; tall where be went to The sufferer In this laince. appeared to belong to the better clasa of tierin Imm grants, and was mud confused whan ha ind that In his anxiety to recorar his property, he a d forgotten to adjust his clothes and that some peril earning up ruppo-ed him to b# Intoxicated, and r< upon the prdat of causing hla arrest lor an Im>per exposure, he . In the public strents. He made ip'ss explanation and apology In broken K.nglish. and >n explained matters so as to exeulpate himself from me It was a clear case of high way robbery, and it :o be hoped that the culprit may ba detected aad >tight to juatloe.