Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 2, 1849, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 2, 1849 Page 2
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PMBWrWWUlHW:t: ? W r^O? la urjn rtloa wl?h tha WfiiriD oonnniMlonar and WTt)K. to ran ih?- boundary " Th? senate ray th? t top; to. y .rot tb? bill to tbir Hnum; aod before It Hour* ta*d iIm to aat upon It. thoy arrapate.] to ig.urii. n- opoiatmrnt of a o doner nod rur?? or aod iu violating of lav And Biorr tbun ih?t : 'b*j li??? .pHtbrt aeapoetrad by a artio r In Brr.pa.v r a itrrar. vari-'y of other offl core. .orb a? rr#i' i rr? a pbyaiclao. dieburling offl ;er, and ?fnT?t?Tj (H II Kohtu.oa ) Ur IcH.tti I will modify rny rtn'njjm.nt, *o as to ray th?c on pare f' he mnory ehall be paid to any rurarcn mtineer, ordieburainK Offloer. They are sot 11 the treaty [ I bo llouio wo* rtill in o.Hlon when thl* report WOO clot rd .1 NEW YORK HERALD. rthwest corner elf Kalton and tfaaanu elf. jaues uohuun BE.WE rr, PROPRIA TOR. ymx DAI J. Y HERALD.- Th ce edUioni. 1 eeiHe Per copy?tl pgr ammmm. lh. MURNLNG wWmW at S oetock A Jf and diati ibutcd betnrr hrciikfml; th' J* . 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What aver to inlrn .orf for i ?# tion mutt be aulhcnti-atrd by the name and addrece of' he writer : not necen irily for publication, but at a guaranty of hie gocd faith. We cannot return refected ommmunki riono. PRINTING of all kindi executed beautifully, and with detpotch Orderi rnetted at the office. AJtlirtmuUtTS 1HI8 EVKNLNU. BOWRRY THRATHE. Bovot-Shiuit'I WITB-TOM Alto Jbaby- Family Jaho. BROAOWaY THBaTUR UrnadWBT?Tan Woivobb-MidmooT Watch?Ladibo Bbwabb. RATIONAL TB*aTR?. OiAtbun Bcmmro? Vols in Cai.iraBHiA? Maoilaioo? roo t Pillicouuy. BURTON** tbiatka, Chamber* ?tm??Past Man-Auto Or mi Pbaooobo. MECHANICS' HALL, Broadway, BM? Broom#?Cm aim T O Bmruu. SOCIETY LIBRARY, Broadway?New Obi.yati Sbbbha. MU AI.HAMBRA, Broadway, aoar Ftinoo?Bawdo, Lbht k Co.'i Ambhicab eiBova ZOO LOGIC; AG HALL, Bowory?Yaw Amiu'RCH k Co.'? InuniL CH1NB8B HUBRUR, SK Broadway?Oram Ouaroiirii BROOKLYN CONCERT SAI.OON-Whitb'o HBBbhadbB*. Sow York, Friday, Starch ?, 1849. The Doings In Washington# We shall take great pains to give our readers fall aocounts of all that may transpire in Washington between this and the inauguration ol the new President, by mail and telegraph. Our readers will hod lull detail*, in another part of the paper, of the proceedings in Congress, and of the movements ol the ne?v President, Arc , Arc. Affairs In Canada?The Beginning of the Knd. For seme time past past, affairs in Canada have been In a peculiar and remarkable condition. A crisis is the government ol that colony is rapidly approaching, and no one knows what a week or a m >nth may brng forth. The future is pregnant With gTeatevents?events that may make developements little dreamed ot by her Majesty's very loyal subjects in that part ot the world, but which are doubtlers looked forward to and expected by a great portion ot the people, including the descendants ol the old original French settlers. For many years there has been a severe and bitter enmity existing between the two descriptions of population into which those provinces are diW.dtd, not only for offices under the government, but for moral position and influence. The British L 1 I 1 1 .L. P L pon*un nave mwiyw luuiteu upuu uic r reutu us beneath them in the moral scale, and as not entitled to share at all in the honors or emoluments ot government, and the French have always resisted the claim; and tae frequent collisions that have occurred between them have tended to make the enmity between them more bitter and more violent. It hta been increased and magnified by the tact that the Fiench were always considered as disloyal <> the mother country, and as willing, when opportunity offered, to declare Canada an independent nation, with the view of ultimate annexation to the United States. Nor do we believe that they were so considered without good reason ; for they never evinced much attachment to British rule, fiom the time when Canada became British property till the preeent. This, of course, was disagreeable to the British party, who, rather than a?e Canada become a part of the universal Yankee atioa, would have every French Canadian decapitated, and kis headless trunk sent over the Falls of Niagara. Notwithstanding all opposition, the Freneh party, however, has got the ascendancy, and now controls the government of the two provinces. The excitement which at present exists there has been produced by a proposition brought forward by the ministry, under th* influence of M. Lalontaine and M. Papincau, appropriating the sum of one hundred and eighty thousand pounds for the liquidation of losses sustained during the abortive rebellion of 1837. This is the same Pa pneau who took an active part in that rebellion ; and as the losses were incurred by Frenchmen principally, the British party look upon the bill as a measure to indemnity the very men who were ngaged in that abortive attempt to separate the Canadas from British rule. It is really nothing ten; and the introduction of it at this time as a ministerial measure, proves the great strength and influence of the French or anti-British party; for it cannot be conceived that it wou d have been Brought forward unless those who are at the botam of it were certain of their strength to carry it. .As might be expected, tbis measure was the signal of an uproar in the House of Parliament, and ac? rding y we are informed that it was the cause of a row which throw* completely in the shade any similar occurrence that ever took plaee in any of 'he legislatures of our Western States. Foreseeing the probable issue of the bill, and aware of the controlling influence of the French party in the Parliament, the British party called indignation aeeiings at Montreal and other places, at which most violent language was used, and dark inti nations about future action were thrown out. Now, it cannot be supposed that it is the sum of money which is thus proposed to be appropriated, that bas caused all this trouble, excitement, and indignation. That is trifling, and not worth talk'ng about, much less fighting and holding meetings, it is the principle which is at the bottom of it; and very important one it is. If we look at the ciroumstaiK es in which Canada is placed, this measure is nothing more or less than a proposition to pay out of the government revenues losses maurrrd by the revolutionary party, in attempting a separation of the Canadas from England- The French were the losers, and it is the French who were the revolutionists, and who will be indemnified if the bill should pass. This is the long and short of the matter; or, in other words, it will be jewarding the revolutionary party. Now, if we look upon the measure in this light, ucd disregard the sum mentioned in the proposed bill, we arrive at ihe conclusion that the proposed bill is actually intended as a test of the loyalty of 'be people of Canada to the (jueen of England. It the bill should pats, it will be taken fur granted jbat lhare la a majority of the member* of Parliament and of constitui ncea opposed to any longer connection with England. Tliat tact once ascertained, and the chanrit I is op--it for other and more important j>roceediiig?. In this view, tha.i, the bill of indemnification now before the Canadian Parliament is full of meaning and significant. It is a bold et?p for the French party to take; but we appiehend that M. Pspineuu and M. Lifoataina counted all their chunce* and probabilities ot ?ii> rets before they undertook it. If they be suocessful, of whiuh there io every probability, notwithstanding the violent opposition ol the Critshor loyal partv, the fate ol Canada will be near at hand, and it may be the commencement of a Btrrgcle winch may end in a consummation an devoutly wished for by a m yority of the people, viz: a complete and peifect separation ot those provinces f.om the rule of England. Enslish Christianity, 41 As by Law Estaiii.isbed."?We are certainly kept in remembrance of the glorious system ol Christianity, of which her majrsty, Queen Victoria, is the visible and corporeal head. One day, its loving kindnesses are forced upon the benighted heathen in Ireland, at the point of the bayonet; and the next, its tender metcies are revealed in the squalid orphans of an English curate. Its eelf-denying virtues shine in the oily mugs of apopletie deans; while grace and ihe gout nnnuHily saiuufy with martyrdom the entire bench of bishops. The late English papers supply us with another practical evidence of the unwearied assiduity with which the British Episcopal clergy minister to the spiritual wants of their favored people. It comes to us in the shape of an epistle addressed to one of the poor-law officials, by the rector of the paruh in which the Tooting Cholera House, where hundreds of pauper children are annually relieved by deaili from the agonies of hunger, and cold, and nakedness, is situated. Here it is:? Tootisu Rkctobt. lfith Jan., 1M9. Sir?I bave always felt anxious to afford ovary facility in my power to the Interment of the children dying of cholera in yonr estel Itsbment. In answer to yonr note, I beg to stata that the fees due to ujaalf and my olerk, In respect to eaoh body buried, ara tbtrtyone shilling* and ten shillings respectively? In all, ?J Is. In respect cf any future interments whtoh may be requested on behalf of the children dying In your establishment. I must request the payment of these teas previous to burial, and, also, tbat the fees already due (af wbieb my olerk will shortly hand yon an aoaonnt) be paid as speedily as possible. I am, air, yonr obedient servant, It. W. GREAVES. Mr. Scargill, Clerk of tbe Guardians, Clerkenwell. u: rignieous ureaves : illustrious follower 01 the infinitely merciful Redeemer ot mankind! With what paternal fondness he clings to the dead bodies of the children of his "charge!" With what bowels of compassion he expresses his anxiety to" afford every facility to the interment of the children dying of cholera" in that establish" ment! What an insight into the iniquities of that bloated mass of corruption, the English established church, does not this single case afford us! How long are the oppressed people of England and Ireland to be cursed by an ecclesiastical despotism which so outrages every precept and principle of true Christianity, in the daily lives and conduct of its 'Hireling wolvss, whoie gospel is theirmswT" Mrs. Fawny Kembi.k Butler's Shakspkrian Beading ?We understand that this accomplished and talented lady will commence a course of Shakepeiian readings, at the Stuyvesant Institute, i iu una wnj') iv-iiiuiiuw evening. OI1C CUI1168 D6IOTO I the people ol New York endorsed by the public opinion ot two continents, as a lady of extraordi- j nary talent, and as one of the first actresses of the age. In regard to her qualifications for performing what she proposes, it is needless, at this late day, to eay a word. They have been expatiated upon at length by the critics of Eutope and America; aad wherever her appearance is announced, she has attracted large concourses of people, who, no matter how great their conceptions of the talent and ability of the lady, have never been disappointed. The entertainments which Mrs. Butler propsses to give, are of the same character as those with which she has recently delighted the people of Boston and other places. They consist of selections of the most striking portions of the writings of the immortal bard, which she delivers in an unsurpassed style of excellence; and to hear them read by her is a treat of no common description. The varied passions, feelings, emotions, and aspirations of human nature, as delineated by that great master, are pourtrayed by Mrs. Butler with a faithfulness that is truly startling. We have no doubt that those readings will be attended by all the fashion and intellect of the city, as well as by all whose religious principles or conscientious scruples prevent them from attending the theatre. This latter class are more numerous than many may suppose: and to them it will be a rich trcm to hear the finest and choicest portions ot the writings of the great Shakspeare recited and acted by a lady possessing such eminent talent as Mrs. Butler does. Heretofore, they hare had to content themselves with being readers and silent admirers of the genius of Shakspeare; but now, the opportunity is offered to them to witness and realize that which before they could have but an imperfect conception of?human nature as it was in the time of the bard, and still is. Large as were the audiences which attended Mrs. Butler's readings in Bo9toH and other places, we have no doubt that those that will visit the Styvesant Institute on the nights of her appearance, will be much larger. News mom the Isthmus.?The steamship Crescent kCity will be due here to-day or to-morrowAccording to our telegraphic despatches, published yesterday, the arrived at Havana on the 17th ult., with no news from Chagres or California ; but we believe we shall receive some interesting accounts from L'hagres and Panama, on her arrival at this port. Steamship Ceesck.vt Citt.?This steamer was reported in our telegraphic despatch yesterday, as having arrived at Havana on the 17th. It should have been on the 22d, and shs was to have left on silk r? .1 I uMiam/,iniii|lvl lllia |IUri. Police Inlelllgencei Jimit of c Fugitive ?Officer Norrie, one of the attachio ( the Chief* offloe, uillUd by offloer Storkwootber, of Boetoo, aneoredsd yeaterday In orreatlag o noo by tbo noma of Williom Wilson, aliaa Johnson, 2d mote of the bork Glpsey. who etonda ehorged with robbing hie eoptoln of $680 In Boney, ond obent $100 In clothing, whiohghe oonveyad from the vassal, ond ereaped to thla olty. Tho robbery woa eommltted on the 17th of loat month, ond yeeterday oto aollor boarding hoaae. located at No. 76 Koorevelt etreet, tha offloorsancceaded In orreating the aoonaedby deaorlptlon, and on starching hta perron. $400 of the atolen money woa recovered. The Chief of Police detained the prlloner, until a requisition comae on from the onthorltiea of Boaton, for hla removal book to that olty for trial. ! -Irrnt of jlnolher Fugitive.?A blaok fellow, nailed John Clark, woa arroeted loat night by officer Sweeny, of the 0th ward, on aoharge of ateallng 680 worth of eiothlng from the eohooner Grace, lying at New Haven, and made hla eeeape to thla olty. A pair of the pantaloona ware fonnd on hla peraon. Joatloe MoUrath leaked hfm np for trial. Hunttiy Htttt no Own Reicarti ? A oironmitanoe happened yraterday before the Chief of Police, wbioh la certainly worth a notloe. It appears that a young man from Buffalo, by the name of Joaiah Temmie, at preeeat staying at the Tremont Houae, waa here on bostneas, and In a memorandum book he had depoilted , two one thouaand dollar bank billa, three one hundrod . dollar blila, a fifty dollar bill, a ten dollar bill, and a five, making In all 62 366. Teaterday, la hla travel ! about town, he winked to write a little, and for that purpove he entered a public houae, oalled the Franklin Cottage, situated on the oorner of Dover and Pearl ' ireete eat htmielf down at a table In the billiard ! room, wrote hla letter, and left After he waa gone. ; the barkeeper, Mr John Nllee, had oooaelon to enter 1 the room, and on the table he law the memorandum : book, containing the above eum of money. Thla book he earefully put In a drawer to await an owner. Temmie, on dlrooverlng hi* loia. applied for aid to tbe Chief J of Polioe. and related bi* ruspiclon that be thonght he V bad dropped It at the Kranklm Otttge. when he wrote " hla letter. On this Information, the Chief despatched e Officer Bowyer to the Cottage, la order to make the ^ neceerary Inquiry. As soon as Mr. Bowyer entered f< the premises, Mr. Nllrs said, " I know what yon are w coming after; I have found the book containing the 62 386, and took oere of it, and her* It Is ? The mo- m ney waa then brought before the Chief, and handed to 0 tbe owner, wbo gave Mr. Nllee 610 for hla trouble, but . omltftd to give the officer anything However, we ^ suppose Mr Nllee will make honera eaey between 4 them. It waa a lucky olraumitanoe for Mr Temmta 1 that 1 is money fell Into the hards of an honest man, 1 as that amount, found In that way, waa enough to Induce acme men to bosom* dishonest. KashlonaMe Intelligence. r Bail or ihi New Yoas Hussass.?That elegant ( corps the New York Hussars, will given ball at ths Apcllo Saloon on Monday evening next. TheHusaars ' eaii their fftt the Inanauration ball, and there Is no ? doubt tha* It will be a very bandsome affair. Their r uniform win look well In a bell room and the eeiaslon * will net fail te give delight to those who are fortunate s to be psrttoipants In tbe festivities of the event eg tl City utr|l|(iir?. The Matinee m Liiina Aiic?t/i-Onrffflnknt Gofont r. Dr Wi tir*. o?oi4 aer<, yesterdmy. the In veetlpallon of tb* murder of Mil. Martha K W?l*sr. oho ?u ebot on Tuesday afternoon, m le alleged by Thoniu A .WilkH, with ? (is barrel revolver, causing bar death on the following ovening. f/ou in* effect* of tho wound. At ho f put ono o'olook yustord*/ the Coroner proceeded 10 tbe house, No 40 Lexington avenue Bear tbe corner of Taeniy-tlfth atreet wrier* tbe body of tb't nuioitunaui women waa lying. f>r too purpoio of h> lump a poet murium eiauiiauriou. in or dor loarcntioin ibo cauio 01 death Dr. BusCeed ooaduoled tbo opriatiou, iribted by bra Morrill aul Holnita, 10 tbo presence or Lira Ounn, Wood tor aud Smith. I h? body w?a lying In tbo baok parlor, on a oot Her eooutonanoo waa paoid ana beautiful, a* if InapLaslig dreaui. Having departed tbia life appa rentiy without a struggle The gbaatiy wound in taa ne*k, ami rooking ?l n blood, at onoa told tba behoder tbat a ioul dood tad b?en perpetrated and ihalife of a boautitni woman bad boon taken. and me kurrlodiot) etarnity In tbe prima of Ufa. The following ataiomeut waa tbe reault if ih? ji?tt mortem examiuatt* n : - Oa tbo rigbt rid# of tbo neok a wound, about 8H inrhea iu (liiBDiir, was iouoo near tbo angle ef tbo sbouldor, joint, about ono luoh below tbe olavicle, or collar bone, and lor wold toaarda tbe aternum, X inch from tba accn mum process On diaeatlng tbe Intogumenta. a quantity ol b ocd wal found extravaaated in tbe eeltular membrane; tbe pectoral muaule waa rent about 3 inehee; tLe tleaby pait of tbe muscle waa burned, and a portion of MibMauce resembling powder waa adhering to it Tom right lung was o< llmpscd and perforated by tba ball; about a quart of blood waa found in the rigbt owelty or tbe obest; tbo second rib fractured inooea from tba aternum, or bitaat bone; the toird rib waa fraotured about 2}i lucbes from tbe aternum; tbe lung waa per forated through tbe superior and inferior loot* Tarn wound waa confined lo ihe rigbt aide of the oboat; tba lett lung waa uumjurid; tbe ball, after being traoed thiougb be lutig waa found to extend, paaalog out between the Tth ant Hih ribs, and IX Ineb to tbo rigbt fif ttiH kfriHhiiia ihlcLtb rib Vkm unllBfArHil hut liOt Irsetured, In a transverse direotlon; the distanoe trim ? h - re the Lull eutered to It* exit near the spine was T inches; it* oourte was obliquely dowowa-.ds towards the fpine; a few ounces aas found in the left easily of (be chert; the left lung healthy. The heart was in a bea thy state, the pluera on the right aide Intiamid; the listr pale, but healthy; stomaoh contained about fitir ounces of fluid; bowels healthy. The conclusion aas formed, from the examination, that ihe wound was the cause of death. At the finish of the port vivtirm the Coroner placed the body la charge of Captain Jehnston, of the (eighteenth ward pOiite. until this day at 12 o'clock, when the inquest will he held and the facts will no doubt be fully developed in this most mysterious and extraordinary oase of murder. Afire. Weils, the lady who cooupies the boure, on searching tor the ball, euooeedad in finding it yerterday morning lying in the baok part of the sofa, where It had evidently fallen, after being spent, not having sufficient force to enter the hair stalling. It is a large fixed slug, and much battered upon oue end. Captain Johnson eommunioated the dtath of Mrs. Walker to the prironer yesterday morning, when he very coolly remarked.' Is she?" "Did she say anything before the died T" and then tamed the subyeot of conversation, as the Captain Informed him that he was not awnre that she said anything respeotlng him bifore her death. It is said that Mrs Walker has mads seme confession or statement of the affair to a minister who was with her a short tlms before her d'atb. The prisoner remains In oustody at the Eighteenth ward station bouse, and Is only permitisd to be seen by his oonnsel nnd two or thrse ef his relations. Shot his Fsiknd.?On Wednesday evening, three Ueiluan sailors, who bad just come in from a loog to}ag?. Tinted tbo classic regions of Anthony, Orange, and i rosn streets Alter they had aeen most of tne sigh's In the neighborhood, they brought up at a drinking abop in Anthony atreet, near Centre. They had not been here long beiore each man was provided njiba partner, selected from among the nymphs of the neighborhood, but so similar in their general appearance that the sons of Neptune, whs had been Industriously employed in '-splicing the main braoe'' tor tome tiiae. could hardly tell which wan whtoh One of the tars, however, took it into his head that another wan bestowing hia attention upon the pa'toer of bis | oho o-. No sooner was be possessed ef tbit notion than he bgan to demand a surrender of the fair on* into bis hands His friend declined to ooinply. Insisting that the charming creature whoa he held upon his knee was the Identloal one to whom ha had froa the first devoted his attentions. A make believe alternation took plaea, and the discontented sailor seeing a pistol behind the bar, seised it. and, pointing It at hie comrade, otdered him to surrender Or be would fire. Just at this Instant the bar-keeper came in, and seeing what wa? going on. sung out lustily, '-Don't fire? that pistole's loaded; ' but the warning oame too late; I the trigger was pulled, a flash was seen, and the sailor I at whom tbe pistol ?n punted tell senseless upm the fi-.or. His ir end ?xolalmed. "Mien Cot, I've klelt mien vreod; 1 must co fir a toctor. Vare liffs a tootor?" and away be started Constable Barber, who wee near, on hearing the report of the pietol, came In and raised the proetrate man from the floor. He wae eoon restored, and it wae found that the charge from tbe pistol had taken effect on tbe side of hie taoe, which wae omewbat blcody Foitunately there wae no b-tll In tbe pistol, and tbe wound wae but elUht The officer washed the man's face with spirits, and applying sume eotton saturated with oil pronounced all right When the man was told that he bad only a slight burn on bis face and that he bad nothing to fear from the effect of his wound, he burst out in au immoderate fit of laughter, having teocTtred from which, be expressed him elf highly gratified with the sport. "Vest olt on a pit," said he. -Mien cnmerat v dinks 'e klelt me. so as > gore tcr te tootor Vel, den, 'e voot oome pack any more 'rie; ha ha. Vont V pe took hall apaok den ven I comes borne mlt my poardln house dare as re shtops in Va'er sktrrst? Come, poys and gals, let's affaaoder triik." The affair ended farcically enough; but the keeper of the house ought to be punished, if poeslble, for such a careless display of deadly weapons in his bar. An F.1.kph1st os a Srsaa ?Last evening, abeut 10 o'rlock, a large elephant broke loose from tbe corner of Bajatd and Klisabeth street, and dashed along the latter street at the top of his speed, until be caine to a wooden shanty, with a store In the lower part, and occupied as a dwelling above, wbloh bo entered. He made smashing wtrk smoog the bottle* and barrel*, and raised tbe floor of tbe ssoond etory, upsetting a woman and two oblldren in a bed and sat tbe building on fire From this place he went to the oornerof Mott and Bayard (treats, and entered a gtooery store, and scattered Its contents pretty extensively When tbe owner saw him oomlng, he shut the dcor r gal r at h<m, but it was of little ns*. The eiepbaot walked straight through it, and gave the owner a charge of mud from his trunk, for his politenesa in ahuttlna the ileor In his f?? t'??m ?ki? -i- ? be fntcred a school yard next door to the church at tbe corner of Cross and Mutt street, broke in the soboclhouee door and did considerable damage Upon coming eat of tbe jerd be broke down the Iron railing, as though it bad been so mnob brushwood. After leaving tbia place, be passed down Bayard to Mulberry, then turned back up Bayard to Mott, then again went down Bayard to Orange; then into Krankiln atree', aoross Broadway to Chambers street, np Cbu oh to Leonard, then up to Broadway, and down Broadway to Iiuace. followed by thousands of people, in tbe greatest state of exeUement. He then passed down Uuace street to the North river, making an inspection Into tbe condition of several of the p'ers, to sse what improvements were being made by oar oity fat) era. be proceeded up West s'reet to the Heboken ferry at tbe foot of Canal street Noticing tbe llghte in the Hoboken hotel and supposing it to be a tavern, he determined to take advantage of that part of the license law sttpnlatIng for ' entertainment for man and beast." and endenvrred to effeat an entranca; bnt the granite pil'nts not affording space for his hugh frame, he was obliged to daaiet from further efforts. Being new quite satisfied with his rpres, he suffered his keeper to conduct him back home to his domicile, at the corner of Bayard and Elisabeth streets, where he will probably take ti-^e to cogitate upon the condition of tbe streets, tbe nooessary Improvements to tbs piers on tbs North River side, tba way that hotala are generally conducted, the wretched menner in which the streets ars lighted, and varioos other interesting matters, whioh be will, no <!oubt, lay before the Common Cnunoll at his earliest leisure. His elephsntlns ideas of city reform, we hope, will receive a favorable consideration. Thi Wkathlb?The Strsbts, fce.?Yesterday was ' anothsr flae day. so far as the atmoephers was oon- i oerned. Tba mercury stood at 87 deft, at sevon o'clock in tbe morning, rose to 40 degs. at meridian, , and marked 40 dege at 8 o'clock P.M. If there be any i * truth In tbe eld saying that March 11 coming la liks a lamb, goes ont like a lion." we kave bat Ittt a good to upeot from thoady>nt of the Bret spring month indeed, the first of Mareb, lb40. wag as spring ilka as eauld be . desired, and not many snoh days would be required 1 to open our rivers, and make glad tba hearts of tboa- . i sands of Industrious boatmen who are awaiting with { -j ImnatiiiiM fo? fhn timn nw^?? -w? r ... ?- w ?W NI1ITV wuvu VUOJ IBiJ comme nee reaping the reward of their willing labor*. The Augean task of eleanelng the streets baa bean commenced In tha8aeond ward, where laborers were engaged yeetorday in breaking up the lo*. and espoelng It to the atmosphere. eo that It may be the eooner dissipated The condition of the etreeta at preaent In V most of the ward* render* them not only nnpleaaant li end difficult of traverse by pedestrians. but plaoaa y bora* fleeh In great danger On* ean hardly ride through on* of our prlaolpal thorongbfar** without 'eelng a borae or two thrown down, br slipping on tb* ddgee or In the rut* whleh muoh travel wear* In the oaeees of Ice which cover the paremeate. The** rata ire, many of them, two feat deep The beat way to >eercema the difficulty thua praaaatad, la to break up * he Ice, and eipoea it to melting by the atmosphere, 1 >r pulverisation by the cart and omalbu* wheel* Let . be contractor* aea the mod* of accomplishing thia lualneaa in the Second ward, and go and do llkewlaa. tl Accidbbtsi. Dbath. -The coroner held an Inquest 01 eterday. at the city hospital, on the body of Charlaa u V. Weatberby. a natlva of Now York, aged 20 years, . 'ho cam* to hi* death by the accidental discharge of a annon, on last Saturday, on board tb* aebooner J. P1 V Ryeraon, on firing a salute on her start for Callwnla. blowing an* of his arms off, the Injuries of

hich caused his death. Verdict accordingly. Dbsth bt Iotb mrs Bancs.?The coroner also held n Inquest yesterday at No 102 Washington street, n the body of Mary Barr.a native of Ireland, aged 20 u; ear*, who rame to bar death by intemparanee. She b| 'as found by ber husband early yesterday morning, lead and stiff on the floor, by the side of a boi. and by 84 ier side was a battle oontalalng a portien of brandy, ferdlet according to the above foot*. Piracy is tub Mrditkrrankan ?The Be'glan ycneul at Gibraltar has tranamitted to hisgovernnent some information respecting the navigation il the coaat at Riff, near Cape Koreas, and tha T iracy carried on there. He statea that the force n ?f ihe pirates who traverse the coasts of Morocco, tfc rnder it imperative on ihe part of master* of veaela to give Cape Koreas a wide berth. He also " Hndes to the osplur* ol aevaral Kngliah vcascla by " id pi rata*. y rftLhbUAmil IKTKIXIUKJIit, Trlrgit])hlc Nnmmiry, In the Seriate, yesleiday, the busiurea was generally of a miscellaneous nature, and nothing of much inlerent was trai ailed. Mr. Weatcott preaeiiii d the credentiale ol his successor, Jackson Morton, aa a Senator elect trorii Roridd. Resolutions from fie legislatures ol North Carolina and (Diode Itland. on the slavery question, were presented and ord?red in he printed. The Vice E'ret-ide lit gave notice of hie intention to vacate hie Beat aa Pieaident of the Senatr, thia day at one o'clock. The bill making appropriations for n ival pensions was pas.-ed. Our despatches furnish ua with nothing of interest from the liouae of Representatives ; the Indian a/piopriation hill was under discussion. Our latett intelligence aa to the formation of General Tayloi'g cabim t, gvea the following John M. Clayton, of Del., Secretary of Stats. Win M Meredith, ol Penn.,... .Seerotsry of Traaaary. W B. Prseton, of Vs Attorney General. Thos. H. Kiting, of Ohio, Post Matter General. The Raw Cabinet? Tftn Incoming and the Onigolng Pr?ldcnt.Pr?iiuaUaiil for the iiiauguiailon, die. Wajmikoton, March 1?0 P M. Tha Cabinet la mads oat. You will probably have raoalvad a list of It. Mr. Eeing, of Ohio, it to bo Postmaster Osnsral. His nomination pleaaas the old whlgs. Necessity will make him prosoriptive. and ho will do the work cheerfully. Looofooa postmasters In ths rsoeipt of ovsr n thousand dollars n your, will therefor# please settle their aocounts. Mr. Meredith, of Philadelphia, will take the plaoe of Mr. Walker, as Secretary of the Treasury. The old whigs are somewhat displeased with this arrangement. Mr Preston, of Virginia, will be nominated for Attorney General He is a talented man, bnt not a ery distinguished lawyer It was expected by the old whigs that Reverdy Johnson, a first olass pleader in the Supreme Court, would bare reosired the appointment, and they aro disappointed. We had the pleasure of seeing Old Zaok to-day, at Wizard's. We went In with a arowd of Western frontier men. He talks rapidly and agreeably. He has a big b?ad and a benevolent faoe. While there, the whole Supreme Court, headed by Chief Jnstle? Taney, came in. Old Zack received them with graeaaod dig nity. A number of ladies also came In, and his politeness to them was oaey and beautiful. He appears well in conversation. Some of his visiters had no friends to introduce them. He advanced te them, and said: " Introduoe yourselves, gentlemen; for I am heppy to see you. Ladies, are yon going? God bless you ! 1 thank you for this honor." Our vieit to Old Zack left quite an agreeable 1m presston or ma oenevoient nonestj ana mpnonj of the bob. Ho and Mr Clayton dined with President Polk and his cabinet, this evening, at 0 o'olock, at the White House. Preparations were complete for a substantial good dinner. Mr Polk leaves on Saturday, xcoompenled by R. J. Walker, and takes the mall route for the South. Old Zaek Is expeotcd this evening, to explain iKeep's fable to Seoxetary Maroy, of the wolf and the lamb. We understand Mr. Polk procured a buffalo shoulder to grace his table to-day from the far West. Mr. Polk, In recpeotto Old Zeok, will make no more appointments, so that if a territorial bill is passed Old Zack will have the seleotloa of the officers; but we fear there will be no territorial bill. Old Zaek repudiates an extra session, exoept ia the greatest emtrgenoy. Teter Sken Smith 1s here, and would have no objec tion to the eolleotorahlp of Philadelphia JCdward Joy Morris i* mentioned for the Poet Office; Mr. Webb for Berlin; Cbarlea King for oellrctorship of Now York, and Thlllp Hone for postmaster. Major Gaines, of Kentucky, is spoken of as commissioner for the land office. One thousand of the offloes are already appropriated by the politicians. The city is fall of ladles from different sections, and bey are Imyatlent for the great inangnration ball. A greet platform is being ereoted at the east front of the Capitol for the inangnration. The Visit of Genes ml Taylor to Georgetown? Popularity of Use Old Hero?The General's Speech, &c.dic, WssHi.toToir, March 1,1810. We are Indebted to the National Whig for the following :? Yesterday evening, abont half-past two o'olook, the President eleet, accompanied by Colonel Bliss, took a carriage and proceeded to Georgetown. He was met on the brew of the hill, on the east side of Rock Creek, by a committee, in an open baronohe, Into which he was banded, when the barouohe conveying him crossed the bridge. It was escorted to the City Hotel by the Gsergetown Greys and the students of the oollege, eaoh preceded by a band of music. On arriving at the hotel, the Mayer of Georgetown welcomed him in the name of the sitlsens, as the Chief Magistrate of the republio. eve* " Yen have now sheathed the sword, Mr. President; a sword that never was drawn by yon but in defsnce of the sonntry you have been oalled upon to preside vtii. luignuiiju tun grate nation, ana tot triumphs of jour military carter, art guaranties to that they will not b? rtlapsed bj tht triumph* that await jour civil administration. We art rtjoloed, air, to bar* such a chief magUtratt a* yourself our near neighbor; and 1 again extend to jou the cordial welcome of my fellow ottlrens." The Pretldent eleot replied. He tald " I am overwhelmed with the kind reception whloh I have received at the band* of the good people of Georgetown. I have been forty year* in the country's eervlos; bnt my vlctorle* are not my viotorl**?they are the vlctorle* of the soldiers wbe fought the battlee. It wa* honor enough for me to have had the fortune of leading uch soldier* to viotory. "You refer, Mr. Mayor, to Washington. The country ha* never had but one Washington; and I fear It w<ll be a long time before there will be another. 1 trust to be pardoned for trying to follow hi* example. I shall administer the government without fear or favor for any one." 11* then expressed his warmest thank* for the kind attentions which had been bestowed on him, and retired to the roem prepared for him, where be exchanged aiutatlons with bis fellow oltlsens and reoelved the congratulations of the ladles of Georgetown with his tcenstomed courtesy and gallantry. At an early honr he returned to his Head-Quarters, lelighted with his visit. Tlta Vloa President Elect, dee. The Vie* President eleot came Into the Houso e-day, and held a levee. There was great shakng of hands. It Is said that John C. Clark, of New fork, will be second assistant postmaster general. woing vm V* unmgUlt PHiLAuiLrHiA, Marsh 1,1840. ( The Philadelphia boat arrived thla evening, with 00 > , aasengers from tha East. Several poo keU war* pie kad a tha erowd. Aa extra traia was despatched far , Vaahington at 7 o'clock. Ilcarj Itarm.tVhanra* Inaadated,he, 1 NoareLK, Va., fab. 38,1840. Oar alt; haa baaa visited with a moat tare re storm, ' hisb oommaaead an Sunday last and eontlnned aatll " 'uesday, doing mneh damage. Tha wharves ware overawed, and a number of bnildlnga ware blown down bj * t>* heavy winds prevailing. Many vessels have baaa ' ?mpalled to put baok. Tha steamer 8aa Oall was 'Ing to, preparing to proceed on her voyage an Taas- t| ay. Sarians damage is supposed to have baaa ax- t( trleneed along tha ooast. Tita Virginia Hanks, Richmond, Va., Marsh 1,1849. ' Tha Legislators have been oeeapled during tha day t( pon a bill allowing the banks of tha State to leans Ilia of a r mailer denomination than five dollars. The mats has rejected tba bill. lat*r front Rio Janeiro* ? Baltimobk, Marsh 1,1849. a By tbs arrival of ths btlg Montasoaa at this port, ws ivs advloes from lUo Janeiro ta tba Sth of Jaauary wo vrerele - the Roma and tba Iowa -with troop*, fraas k aw York, bad arrived; al wall. They wet* to sail g ence far California on tha lat af January. The ti tamer Oregon waa to sail oa tha 11th. The thlpi eo'<r ai.il Luoy l>nnlaj?a were at Ills when tbii r? cnus..a.aloU. Di (old W ttlhtr and Flr? ?l Nm Orleane. DtLiiMuRK Mtmb 1. lMt The Pfesyune rays the wither bat b*? n uuui??l y cold and ibat tbn orarge nod other lruit treui hare been Injured by the frost . On ihe 2fl'h Krbrui?-y fir* occurred, which d?rtroyrd seventy thouraol dolUrs w-rth of propsrty. Ot? Ufa *u lost VUlttTlKTH i;UNUltK89. bkconu bkwijun. Bellt. t?. Wiihisstis, March 1, 1810. Tho Senator* were a little tardy In atseubllng today. not having r?oovrr*d from tho fatigue of lest nlght'e session, wbtob was protracted to an uuusoaliy la'o boar. A quorum wu found to be present, hoeerr r, eron after IS o'olock, when the Viae President took the obali. and called the Senate to order. eikoutitk commi'Nioatioivs. The Tick Psa>ieacT laid before the Senate enndry communications from tbo Executive Department, wbloh, without being reed, were appropriately referred. Hoesa bills. A number of hills, of no goneral Interest, were brought In from lbs House, and referred. Tbo bill making provision for the increase of the medical etaffof the army, was taken up, and after some debate, the amendment to the eame whiob was passed by the Hones, was concurred m. The bill Itself was not finally acted upon. raivsTa bills. The Senate then proceeded to the oonalderation of private bills, when several were dulr conldered and passed. nohtm carolina on tub al.ATKRT quenion. Mr. Badoer, of North Carolina, offered a series of reolutlons, parsed by the Legislature of his State, concerning the slavery question and the rights of the South in otnneotlon with that suhjeot. The reroluUons were read and ordered to be printed rhode island on the ilavbrt question. Mr. OHEENE,of Rhode (eland, submitted a series of resolutions adopted by the Legislature of his State, on the subject of slavery and with particular reference to its extension to the new territories. The resolutions were read and ordered to be printed. vloooino in the natv. Mr. Obkbnr also presented a series of resolutions, passed by the Rhode Island Legislature, against the praetioe of flogging in the navy. He aooompanled the presentation of the resolutions with a few remarks. He was disposed to pay all due respect to the sentiments of his constituents, hut his personal views were against the abolition of the praotlee la question. The resolutions were read, andoideredto be printed. cbedentials. Mr. Wrstcott, ef Florida, presented the oredemtials of Jaokson Morton, elected his suooessor In the Senate for the term of six years from the 4tb of Maroh next. distxisution ov archives. AUV IVDVIUIIUU AH lATVt UI UI?bUUU?IU| UU|>10I VI certain American arobires among the various literary institution* of the United Statea, waa oonaidered, and, after aome amendments, paaaed. REMUNERATION FOR HORSCS LOST. The bill heretofore reported, making provision for payment for certain horse* lost while in the military service of the Unfed States, daring the late war, waa taken np, and, with a alight amendment, passed. MISORI.1.ANROUS. Various reporta of no apeolal interest were then presented, and, on motion, several standing oomaittees were discharged from the farther consideration of a great variety of subjects. A good deal of time was likewise spent in the transaotion of mlsoeilaneou* basin***, not leading to deUnite notion on any Important suhjtot. Several petitions were reoeived and disposed of. new hampshire claims. The Senate next took up the bill for tbe settlement of tbe olaims of tbe 8tate of New Hampebire agalnet tbe United Statee, and, after consideration, passed tbe aame. great national road tt thi pacific. Mr. Benton,from tbe Committee on Military Affaire, reported a bill for tbe construction of a great oentral national road from St. Louie to tbe Paoiflo. change or THI HOVE OF meeting. On motion, it was resolved tbat tbe Senate hereafter meet at 11 o'oloek, A M. Mr. Benton moved tbat tbe 8enate take up for consideration tbe bill relative to tbe oonatruotlon of a rtiiroad across tbe letbmus of Panama. Tbe metion waa laid on tbe table. the seventh census. Tbe bill making provision for taking the seventh eensns, was then taken np, when Mr. Davii, of Massachusetts, enbmitted a substitute, leaving it with tbe Seoretary of State, In eenneotlon with the other beads of departments, to frame a suitable bill npon the subjeot. Mr. Calhocn rise and mtde a few remarks In opposition to both propositions He was.opposed to the practice of framing an extensive schedule of statistics In connection with tbe oensns. He waa also opposed to tbe ^publication of those huge volumes of statistics which bad issued from the patent Offloe annually for aeveral years. He briefly stated his reasons for these views, and concluded by moving tbat tbe whole subjeot Is on tbe table. Mr. C.'s motion waa loat, and tbe dlsonsslon was continued with a good deal of seal by Meaers. Westcott, of Florida; Badger, of North Carolina; Bntler, of South Carotin, and Hunter, of Virginia. Mr. Bright, of Indiana, renewed tbe motion to lay tbe bill and tbe substitute on tbe table, which was ^read to. withdrawal or the vice president from the chair. Tbe presiding officer of tbe Senate, tbe Hon. Geo. M Dallas, announced bis Intention to withdraw Anally from tbe dntiee of tbe obalr, to morrow, at one o'clock. The Senate then prooeeiled to the consideration of the bill making an appropriation for naval pensions, and, after a few explanatory remarks, passed the same bxbcutivb (buion. On metlon, the Senate then proeeeded to the consideration of executive business, with closed doors, at ntual. iriema session. After the conclusion of the exeeutlve sitting, the Senate took a reeeee nntll 0 o'olook. fobtirication bill. On re assembling, the fortifloation appropriation bill was taken up, when Mr. Bobland, of Arkansas, rose and offered an amendment, appropriating $20,009 for the oompletien of Fort Gibson, (Arkansas,) which was adopted. The bill, as amended, was then passed. 1 The bill making the annual appropriation for the support of the army, was next considered. ( Mr Baldwin, of Connecticut, submitted an amend- < ment, extending the benefit of the right of Aeteer see. j P?s to the Inhabitants of California and New Mexloo, , end also providing that no oltlsene of those territories, I except members of the army, shall be tried by martial ' law. J Mr. Yulbb. of FloriiM, here raised a point of order, < in the ground that the amendment was Irrelevant to * the biU. t The Chsib deoided that the amendment was la < irder. J Mr. Baldwin spoke briefly la support of the amend- 0 nent. c Mr. Foots, of Mississippi, made a characteristic ^ peech against It. He pronounoed It to be an abolition tl sovrmeat- a latent, mlsohlevous attempt to enable * look slaves who may be taken there, to claim their Ubrty under a writ of A sires corpus. He ladu'ged in a h iw remarks of a somewhat personal nature towards v ke Senator from Connecticut (Mr. Baldwin.) Mr. Manovm, of North Carolina, rose and reminds*1 * be gentleman from Mississippi that his remarks were < >o personal. y Mr. Footk briefly responded, after which h: Mr. Baldwin rose and said, that a proper regard for 11 Is own self respect would prevent him from replying "Sl I the personal Insinuations of the Senator from MisMlppt. The Senate is still In session. " loose of MoprwsontntlToa. *e The House met at 11 o'elook. After opening as usual, M dbsidorablo tHgse was spent In the transaotlen of mis- at Uaneous business. d< indian aprsorriation bill m bill. tm On motion of Mr. Vinton, of Ohio, the House re- th livid Itself late a Committee of the Whole on the J* late of the Union, and entered apon the oonsideraon of the Indian appropriation bill. ft Mr. Vinton, from the committee of Ways and Means, <1T 'ported an amendment In lieu of the Senate's amend eat to the bill, and explained the merits of the same. W ? ? " Mr. Amnion, of Vlr|igli (<?liTirn1 n Inn/ pnli'.Ual valedletory. la jovtlflcstlno of his own r.ourw upon ?). rloue svhjeots, *ad la defence of the President. H* r<< d * statement to the effect that Mr Smith, of ladlti i, bad mads a campaign tpe-eh at Clneianatl, la which he declared, on tba authority of Mr. Preetoa, af Virginia, that General Zaoharj Taylor would not fat# the IVIlnat proviso. Mr. Ssin h reeo. and denied that be bad ever named the g' ntbrnnn Irom Vi'gloia aa authority In the mat er. He had merely rtated hie own private belief. It wee true that be bad given the opinion wblch the gentit-man quoted, and be htd Men no reaeon for changing that cpinion. Ha atill believed that Oaaaral Taylor would not vet a the proviio. Mr. Aikiksoi* resumed hie remarks, and oonoludad the debate. 1'be amendment heretofore r (fared by Mr. Stephens^ of Virginia, was next taken Into ooneidaration. After rone debate, the hour of three bavlag arrive^ the cemmittee roea, and tba Home took a reoeaa unMI alx o'clock, agreeably to a previous resolution. EVBFIVNU SBSIIOIV. The Hon** met again at 0 o'oleok, and mined the consideration of the Indian Appropriation Bill. Ttg amaadmente made to the bill by the 8en*te were oailed np, when a lengthy and Interesting debet* ensued, In which Messrs. Vinton, of Ohio, Taombe and Stephen^ of Gecrgia, and Polkook, of reansylvania, took part, [Half-past two o'olook Friday morning?Owing In soma unaccountable negleot on th* part af our Com graeetonal reporter at Washington, th* remainder of last evening's proceedings have not baan forwarded.] NEW YORK LKOIIhiTVM. 8UN ATX. Albaut, Marsh 1,18M. A bill waa reported to amend the Revised Statute* relative to tba summary prooeediags to raeorar pnesea eion of lands. A oommnnloatlon waa received relative to th* Nautilus Ineurano* Company. Mr. Apasii, on notloa, Introdnoed a bill ralative In voting by proxy in oorporetiena. A long debate waa bad in relation to the publication of th* Brodbaad papers; after which, a resolution waa adopted throwing open the publication to anj person who ohooaes to print them. riKBMoifT raaar. The bill to establish a ferry across the Hudson at Flormont, waa read a third time and passed. OKNERAL btSKISU LAW. The Committee of the Whole took np the bill relative to the general banhtng law, and made seme progress in the consideration of the same. An amendment, providing that no banks ahall hereafter be Icoeted without the oonsentof the Supervisors, waa adopted. Adjourned. assembly. Albany, March 1,184*. Mr. Van Orden, on notioe, introduced a bill for the formation of ravings hacks. Moras er labob. The Committee of the Whole took up the bill te regulate the hours of labor, and made some progress therein, and obtained leave to sit again. uommon schools. The Committee of the Whole took up the bill making an appropriation lor the support of oommon soho >ls. and after an interesting debate, passed it,and reported it to the Homae. COLLKUKS AND ACADEMIES. The Committee of tbs Whole took up the bill making an appropriation for the benefit of oollegea and academies which, after some debate, was laid aside. On motion, the House adjourned. Dvmtsllc Markets. PiTTssuaoH, Mar oh 1,1840. There is elffht fast cf ntsr tn (ha .h.?.l ek. receipts of floor are largo, and the market, with a >* drram business, la in favor of tbe buyer. Common Western branda are quoted $3 60. Coffee and au/ara I are in lair demand. Molasses without ohangs. Tba j demand for provisions ia only for the aupply of tho rrgular trade; iard however, ia dull, and tenda downwaid. The auppliea of corn are light, and holdera are endeavoring to get tbe market up. Other graina aro aa before. No change in otber artiolea. Bai.t'mors, March 1, 1840. The flour market la heavier than yesterday, and tbe burineaa done ia at a small concession. The tales ef the d?y do not exceed 1.000 bbla Howard street, at (4 bl>4 a $4 87)4; City Mills ia selling at $6. Sales of prime wbiie wheat at $1 1*4 a 81 16; and red at $ I 10. Com continues du 1 at 46c. for white and 61o.for yellow. Sales of whiskey at 23)4o New Orieana malaises in barrels la quoted at 24)*o. Sates o i 2 000 baga of Rio eoffee at 6)4o. a G%o In perk we hear ot 600 bbla. at 11>4C. a li)4o for mesa western. Meat beef la aelilmr at 812 87)4 Sales of Louisiana at 3Xo. Lard is dall in kegs at 8o. Sales of dressed pigs at 6)40 Sales of western cored hams at 7o a lOo The tobaeeo market ia brisk with smea of 8 000 pas tinges at pravloua rate*. There ia more activity in atoeka, with aa upward tear dsncy in pilots. Philadelphia, Mar oh 1,1849. Tba Inquiry for flour is rather more animated te-day. The sales amount to l,0o0 barrels, at $4 90 a 86 for common brands The demand for olty use ia limited; the rates oontlaua at 86 a 86 2$ for common and aeleot brands, and 86 87)4 a 86 76 for superior. In rye flour and oora meal there bee been no transactions. Wheat ia but littla inquired ior; small sales ot red at |1 OS* 91 09. Ry* sells at 660 * 70o The market is rather bare. Cora is not much Inquired for. Oats?Soutbern sells at 80s, and 83 a 34o per busbel. Cotton is Arm Whiskey Is quoted at 22K a 24o, ior hhds. and bbls., with limited demand. Foreign market*. [Received by the attainer Isabel at Charleston ] Havana Feb. 18?Sugar is biisk and in good demand at fair prices. Assorted sells at TJ< a 7K to 11 a 11X Coffee is in good demand, principally for the north of Europe?the asking prloe is 4X a 6)4 for prime got d green There is e gtod Inquiry tor molasses. Feb. 22.?Ths sugar market shows an iuoreased briskness at advancing prloes?the Spanish houses taking the lead in buying. Molasses is in aotive demand, and prices bavs advanoed 2,Hi reals per keg ? making the price equal to 12)4 cents per gallon en boaid, at wbiob prloe there are buyers; but tbe reoent advisee from tbe United States being leas favorable, the price may deoline. Coffee is attraoting soma attention. and transactions for tbe north of Europe and Mediterranean still eontmu*. Rloe sells at 6)4 a 5>?, and the supply is abundant. Erobangebas deounedod London, liX a 14)4 prem ; on Spam, 3 a 0; on New York nnd Boston, par a 2 per cent prem. Freightssome tinnsaotions in freights to Europe at 8 a ifi per ton, the demand being ebiefly for American, British and Spanish flags; to the United States 4)4 per hbd , 1 a IK per box; 2 a 2X per 110 gallons molasses has rsosntly been paid Vessels were not over abundant. The Celebration of Washington's Birth-day sit St. John's College, Ford ham. This interesting and memorable event which wan postponed, came oil' en Tuesday, under the auspices of the Chrestomathian and St. Cecilia Societies; the whole being under the guidance of the President and Vtcs-Preaident, the reverend Fathers Thebaud and Murphy. UjKin our arrival, we were ushered into the refectory, where a sumptuous repast was prepared, after winch we followed the company to the grea; hall ol studies, at one end of which a chaste festooning ol American flags was formed over a stage, from Which the aoenltera il.llu?r./l - -J-1 ' r .V...V.VU >u?ii auuicwci. in the centre was placed a life-size bust of the illustrious Washington, which was illumined by a brilliant circle of thirteen stars, while the chasta and elegant columns which environ the spacious apartment were united by graceful tolas of colored drapery, the whole presenting a splendid coup 4'ad. The exercises were opened by the St. Cecilia Society, Mr Jules Mate presiding at the piano, whtoh be Ingered with great musical preoislon and thrilling execution. The rreeldent of the Cbreetenathlan Soole j then delivered a pithy epeeoh, la whioh he Oeaail'ully portrayed the eharaoter of Waehingtoa, and ixplalned the purpose for which the soolety w?e orgen ed, vfi : the study of history and cultivation or sloluence. Alter an animated debate, by Messrs Keegan, if Brooklyn, Mlohael Luoey, of Troy, Maurice A Daly, if Toronto, and Henry W. Dodge, of Poapey, N. r , in the much vexed question, "Is revolution beaeflilal!" which, though worthy of being reported fully, re are compelled to omit for want or space, the exit olsee concluded by a patriotic and soul-stirring horns, "On to the field of glory," whloh was endered with great sweetness and harmony. The Rev. Sr. Mnrphy then ascended the rostrum, and In one f his happy efforts, rotured the thanks of the eeletles to the highly respeetable audience present, iho braved so many difficulties of storm and Hood, met and enow, to be present at the Intelleotual treat bey bad to offer tbem. We were muoh pleased to obrrve the manifest Improvement in the appearance of bla now lar renowned institution, attested by the rvat number or foreign youth, who,In this olaselo end eaithy retreet.drink deep ortheetreem of literary lere. Ve were reminded of the palmy daye of Selamaaca la bservleg students from all eountries audoilmas; P?rulans, Mexicans, New Uranadlane, Canadians, healthy Dd Intelligent faces from Cuba, Porto Rlao. Jamaloa, nadaloupe, Martinique, mingling with yonng at pi- | ints lec liteiary fame from every State In the Voion. 'r were near forgetting the pertormanoa on the flute f Mr Felix Kenn. dy, which geve a happy evldenoe of irexoellent sfetem ef musical eduoatioa adopted in I. Jibn'e College. The Weather. There was a fall of one 1 noli of tnew at Natohes on .e 10th ult. At St. Louis, on the 16th ult , the meroury fell t> ro The Tallaharee (Florida) Sentinel, of the 20th ult, ys.?"The meroury stood on Sunday morning last 82. and ou Monday (yesterday) in-rning at 22. It is ubtlul whether the orange and lemon tree# are not lied. The young foliage, which was putting forth so pidlv, must all drop, and ambition* gardeoera have row'n away all their labor. A friend tells na that etetdey morning he directed water to be tbrova up ' , i bis orange and lemon trees, but fouod It congealed now aa It touched ihe leaf. We have seenlitestrong iough to bear the weight of a etont man, but It was el a small tercel In a very ?xpo??d sitna'loei, I he ihei mnrv.ter at Kiokcry O:ova, Ala, on tha tb ult., eto-d at 2*.

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