Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 19, 1849, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 19, 1849 Page 2
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BOCIKTT LIBRARY, Broadway?New Obliahi Skrkha BROAD WAT CIRRUS, SOT Broadwav?Boiimiini?, Towv Rack, and Daboirb Bomm-Bt Sum, Wit ft Oo.'? Tiom ZOOLOGICAL HALL, Btw?J?Tab Ambubsh ft Oft'S HftiAinn. CHIN BSC HUBRUX, Hi Broadway?Cm* ??s Uuarosmae. HIRKRYA ROOMS?Robs. Adbisb, Maoio abb Fmiiisonrr. 8TUTVMANT 1HITITUTB. Broadway?Tasks* Hju.'s llotvia HftW York, Monday, March 19, 1MB, THE DOUBLE HERALD. NOVICE TO ADVERTISERS. The second double sheet of the Neis York Horald will be published to-morrow morning. Advertisers will please hand in their advertisements before 10 o'olook this evening. The advantages of advertising In this sheet are apparent to every ene. This number of the double sheet will go to Europe, in the malls of the Washington and Amerlea, whioh olese in this olty to-morrow. Our eirouiation la Europe is larger than that of any other Journal In Amerloa. The New Administration?The Mystery Unfolded. The mystery of the new administration is be- i ginning to unfold itself to the country. The ro- i mance and poetry attached to the recent revolu- | tion that brought General Taylor Into the Presidency, are gradually departing. The matter of fact, the reality, the philosophy, and tne statesmanship VI mv MV ?f w;iimov;, uiv Wiu| UtTVIvptU IH a greater or lesser degree, in the character of the first acts?in the curioua selection of their first appointments. Mr. Clayton, Secretary of State, is undoubtedly the master-spirit of the new dynasty; and every fresh movement?every new developement, strengthens this view of the course of things in Washington. The selection, by General Taylor, of his associates in the cabinet, concurs in the same general view that is entertained of the sew administration. Every individual la the cabinet, with the exception of the premier, Mr. Clayton, came on the country with considerable surprise. They are second or tnird rate men in popular position and political influence, although they may become eminent statesmen, as their talents are developed in the progress of aflairs. The personal popularity and peculiar originality < of character of General Taylor, gave him the van- < tage ground in the late presidential election, and \ brought into power the men by whom he is now 1 surrounded; but however so much available the 1 popular characteristics of the old chief mav have | been in the contest at the polls, a different species ot tactics must ba assumed in order to create an iniluence and maintain a power among the matter of fact men of both houses of C ingress. The newspaper press, the travelling political speakers, the whole aggregate ot those popular elements which contributed to the triumph of the party, have had their just influence at the proper time; but a new description ot tactics and a different programme ot operations must be devised to maintain the strength and popularity of any cabinet in the two houses of Congress, so as to allow the new administration a lair chance of carrying its purposes, and giving the country some taste in the administration ot public affairs. General Taylor having spent his whole life in the field, cannot be expected to know the details of 1 either legislative or executive action m such a 1 place as Washington. He may entertain general < views of measures calculHted for the h?>nnfi? nt iti? t country, and such general views he has given us ' in his inaugural; but the numerous details which 1 ate necessary to be known to every administra- 1 lion, can be acquired in no other way than by long ' experience with public affairs, aad an intimate acquaintance with the weight, character, capacity i and influence of political bodies and political 1 cliques. The want of this species of information, in a'l its details, on the part of General Taylor, > and the abundance of it possessed by Mr. Clayton and his colleagues, will give the cabinet?and par- 1 tieularly Mr. Clayton, its master spirit?a prepon- ' derating influence in the appointments to office, f and in the maturing of measures for future legisla- > tive action. Yet, if error be committed?either in ' appointments or in the maturing of measures?a t good deal of the responsibility will rest on the Pre- 1 indent himself, while, in fact, it should principally belong to his cabinet advisers, and those who act I in consultation with him, in either house of Con- t gress. a The appointments recently made are pregnan' t with inferences in regard to the future, ft seenn > that Mr. Abbott Lawrence, and his influence in 9 Maesachuse ts, have been thrown to the winds, it tl we can judge from the tact that several of the po- C litical friends and relatives of Mr. Webster have o received lucrative appointments, at even this early stage of the new administration. Influence in the a Senate and in the House is particularly necessary t! to the new cabinet, in the management of public s affairs. Mr. Webster is a great and important |) man in the Senatorial body; and hence we see the policy and necessity of conciliating him, and at- t taching him to the fortunes of the new administra- < tion. Abbott Lawrence may be popular with cer- ' tain cliques of the whig party in Boston ; but kio ? ? - ?? yvmme <"< ""IT I all I ana pow- J ertul position in Congress, was adjudged ( sufficient reason for overlooking any claim he , might put forward for aome of the highest positions for himself and friends. As the new appointments are telegraphed from Washington to all parts of the country, the same general P irilerenc.es respecting th? plan of o|ierations agreed 11 upon by the cabinet, seem irresistible. Mr. lienton is another important man in the Senate, m although he opposed the election of CJen. Taylor. The defeat of (Jen. Cass, and the discomfiture and ^ breaking up of the old democracy, leave Mr. Benton and a number of his friends, in both houses of Congress, in a position of independence suscepti- ti ble of a strong hostility to the administration, a qualified support, or a sprcies of friendly neutrality. The appointment of the son-in-law of this distin- J guished Senator is, therefore, indicative of a wish u on the pert of Mr. Clayton and the cabinet to con- 0 iuwic lie in:;;;it iiad to atucli tiat section o( * lie discomfitted democracy to the fortune# of the lew dynasty. In the same line of policy we should , tot be aurpnsed to see some of the dependents or elatives of Gen. Cass and other important men in ' Congress, receive indications similar to those ^ vhicb have been extended to Mr. Benton. The * e-appointnient of some of the old office holders in Virginia, and perhaps in other places, are all lndi- ^ :ative of a similar purpose, and spring, no doubt, 8 rom a similar motive and plan of action on the art of the new cabinet. Bl Thus we interpret, so far, the policy, the inten- ^ ions, the programme, and purposes, of the new 8 idministration. The President himself can be >nly partially mixed up with these purposes ; for 8 nth him there iB no personal object to gratify, no a ersonal purpose to carry, other than that of the 8 eneral good, and a comprehensive and wise ma- ( lagement ot public afTairs. By the constitution he 11 b responsible for the policy and acts of his cabinet; P tut in the present singular condition of public opi- l' uon, the errors, or selfishness, or mistakes, of the u sabinet, will be attributed by the popular voice ^ o them, and will not bs charged to the Pre- ^ lident. If Mr. Clayton and his colleagues 11 should, in the pursuit of ulterior purposes, in any instance affecting either the selection of men or the maturing of measures, transgress the line of propriety and justice, we are perfectly satisfied that the people of this country would support General Taylor in any strong step which he Bhould deem it necessary to take, even were it the immediate dissolution of the present cabinet, and the making of a new one, of other men, with more practical and useful objects in view. The future appointments and removals of the cabinet will now become extremely interesting, as they will disclose still further the programme of Mr. Clayton and his colleagues to the pibhc. The first effort, and the principal purpose, is, no doubt, to create a new dynasty, by conciliating and bringing to iiBaid the leading members of the whig party in Congress, and afterwards to pick up such recruits as may be necessary to a complete organization of a new republican party, from the floating materials of the old democracy, that will hereafter have no centre of action and no general plan for future events. The opposition to the new administration of Gen. Taylor, will, no doubt, consist principally of the ultra free soil men of the North and the ultra slave soil democracy of tha South, operating 1 in B?/itlAnD I Knotllihr fn aanli ntkar knt iinitinn t n Congress to embarrass, as much as they can, the new dynasty which Mr. Clayton is now building up, with the prospect of lasting twenty or twentyfive years to come. . Opera and Fashion.?A movement for the revival of the Italian Opera is breaking out in a fresh and new place. We see it announced that the celebrated Borghese, with the exquisite tenor, Barih, and the superior baritone, Taffaaelh, and others, will commence this evening at the Astor Place Opera House. Preparations are also being made, we understand, by Madame Laborde and the troupe with which she has been associated, to give some representations during the next few weeks. We have in this neighborhood no fewer than lour Italian troupes?the Borghese troupe, the Laborde troupe, the Benedetti and Truffi troupe, and the troupe which has just arrived from Havana. Never, in the history of the Italian Opera in the United States, has there been so much talent of this description in the country, as there is at the present. Tha inquiry is made, how will they succeed?what is to be done with them all?what are the sentiments of the opera-goers, and how will they come out at the end of the short season which they propose! There is, undoubtedly, in this city, a very wide and extended taste, among the intelligent and fashionable classes, for that r#>finp?l the Italian opera. Unfortunately, however, during two or three years past, since the erection of the Astor Place Opera House, there has been no opportunity^ develop this popular taste in a proper way, in consequence ol the bad i>olicy and miserable man. agement which have been attempted by the opera aristocracy, m controlling the troupti with which hey have been connected. The hist season, two irears ago, under 'the management oi Sanquirioo an d Patti, in spite oi their practical knowledge of their business, fell through, in consequence of the bad advice and worse influence of those who call themselves the "exclusive," and who, while they kept behind the curtain, put forward poor Sanqui. rico to bear the brunt of their bad management. The consequence, in that case, was the breaking up of the season before the termination of the subscriptions, and the loss to the subscribers oi several thousand dollars, which almost amounted to a public robbery, for the benefit of the exclusive and mackerel aristocracy of New York. The last season, under ths management of Mr. Fry, presented a little variety in the result, but nothing in the spirit or character of the whole ojieration. Poor Fry, under the same bad advice, and under a similar system of tactics, has been victimized, according to his own state ment, out of more than fourteen thousand dollars, [, in order to maintain an exclusive opera circle s [one half of whom were ignorant pretenders,) at J lie Astor Opera House in this city. The attempt I >y the would-be exclusive portion of New York 5j lociety, to organize themselves into an exclusive p fashionable clique, has, therefore, failed on both 11 occasions ; for the great respectable community of a New York, each family of which is just as good * as any other, will never submit that any small, J empty-headed clique shall start up and consider 1 themselves better than the rest oi the world, and, j accordingly, have the best seats in the Opera House 1 The new attempt to give operatic entertainments J on the old plan, without any exclusive subscription t lists, although it is right and proper in itself, may J lufler much from the strong recollections of repugtance which have been entertained by all the re' ipectable classes of lociety in this city, in connecion with the special and exclusive clique which > tave heretofore controlled opera affairs. ? The public may generously forget all those fee- 1 tie and ridiculous attempts of the opera aris- * ocracy ; and, in their desire to enjoy the perform- w inces of the new artists, may crowd in respec- h' able numbers to the Opera House herealter. Ye1 p, t is very uncertain how far those feelings can be uickly wiped away, and the general feeling of J he community conciliated towards the Italian c )pera. This is the spring season. From all parts i tha country visiters are crowding into New :'ork, to see the fashions, to amuse themselves for M few weeks previous to the general scattering to ?' he springs and watering places, when the season ^ ball set in. Novelty may swell the boxea and bj lar^uette, but is yet there seems to be very little 'r' nclination, among the respectable community, to C orget the ridiculous abortion of the opera arisocracy to organize a little exclusive clique of so- . :iety, and call themselves the whole world, forth* c ast two years. ni W1 From Santiago dk Coha.?We received fall *ti iles of " El Dario Rtilartor," to the 25th ult., by ta! he brig Catharine, arrived from Santiago de Cuba, i0, astjevening. The papers contain little of interest. ] Ulnrlne Intelligence. The sUamship Psnems, Capt. I'orter, which left this >?i ert on the lTth ult., for California, was spoksn on *' be 21st, In lat. 88 10, Ion. 84 20, by ths ship Thomas of' Vrlght which arrived at New Orleans on the Uth toi i?t. The paaeengers and crew were all well, aad *>' ere going ahead In line style. oh ,anointments, IfomlnBtlons, Mowements, !' Ac.,of the New Admlnlstratlen. ftvmotioni in Iht Navy.?John C. Long, now n comander, to be ? captain In tbo nary from 0th Mnroh, ?? >49, to fill n vacancy occasioned by the death of o?dlin W. M. Hunter. " Tbeodorus Bailey, now a Lieutenant, to be Com- ,W lander In the nary from the 0th March, 1840, to 011 ,n or*ated by the promotion of Commander f' onnc.Loag. ' * .now ? Maeter, to be a Lieutenant in r! ?1 8th 1840 to fill the raoanoy rear oned by the promotion of Ltentenant Theodoru cl< Forrsst and Macekadt.? We understand thai Ir. Forrest has written a long letter, ta reply te le last card of Mr. Macready, relative to the con v* act of the latter towards the former in London* * Ir. Forrest, in his letter, we hear, brings forward number of proofs, and much evideuce, showing dl ic accuracy of his former statements against Mr. 01 lacreadv. and covering? the whole controversy on #' " fl] broader and more extended scale than has ye1 ?< een presented to the world. The letter is ot wl nme length, and will probably appear in a few u, ays at the West. At soon as it comes to hand we "h hall publish it, and endeavor to do justice between r(* he two great artists; lor we consider the question m , very important one in a national point ot view, g' s well as personal, and that it is absolutely neces- si ary it should be determined, and sat at rest, beore the day of judgment. There will be great tb impatience on both continents, and probably the 10 rogress of revolutions in Curojie, and the rush wards California, will stand still for sbme timet mtil all the evidence in this important matter' m tetween Mr. Macready and Mr. Forrest shall be " irought forward, adjudicated and determined o( ipon. We hope the community will suspend udgment on this question until tne whole of the m estimony is produced on both sides. Whether t>< he sun and moon will stand still, or not, as the ?j ormer did m the time of Joshua, we cannot deter- m nine; but we would not be surprised if both of ol hose luminaries were to take it into their heads to ^ lot shine at all, until it is decided who is right ti ind who wrong in this highly important matter. J,* it City Intelligence. the weather i eutekday.? * esieraay ?u nu u lay. and It was embraoed u an opportunity by many tj if our oits to visit tha outpoata of New York Tha ni mn wai not visible all the day, bat it oondesoended to fli bine at times. Tha various lines of oonvayanoa were a< til wall patronised. and, taking all In all, the day was O rail enjoyed We have not a very serious eomplalnt ti ;o make against Marob, so far as it baa developed ai tself yet. a; Mock Auctions?Young Gentlemen prom th? *' "oi ^titr Taken In and Done For.?The following " etter, accompanied by the watob mentioned in it, was *c eeei ved at this office y esterday. Tbe watch was a tola- *' able sixed one, and when it first oame from the band *' >f the auctioneer. was of a deaidad golden hue; but the m tppllcation of a few drops of metallio deteotlng Hold al ;ave to it as great a variety of hues as belonged to the 80 tost which Jacob gave to Joseph. Attaohed to tha 811 ratoh was a ohain, about four feet in length, also gal- 8J; ranized. The dial plate of the proposed time-keeper " ras very handsomely engraved and lettered. The 8C tap was ornamented and lettered as follows: M. I. robias, Liverpool, No. 16,004. Cylinder Escapement. our Holes Jeweled. The letter will tell its own story:? ro the Editor op the New Yore Herald;? " [ Rathbvn's Hotel, N. Y., March 17,1140. t,? Dear Sir:?I arrived in your city a day or two slnee, . for the first time, and am so muoh amused at an In- ln sldent whioh has oeourred, that I oannot forbear to oe sommunioate it to you; not that it refleots any oredit upon myself, or that 1 think tbe other party oonoerned ,, [who profited by the transaction) any better than a * let of swindlers, whioh they undoubtedly are, but be- be muse it shows how very difficult It is for one to be pre- tb isred ta take care of himself. In this world of ehleanery tb ind deceit, without the advantage of actual travel and tli iractleal observation. I have xeoently spent some Tl reeks In Washington, and fancied that 1 had not been of aken for a green one: nor did 1 think, iadeed, that gr hat appellation oeuld properly be applied to me. *b Yhile at Washington, I had the advantage and plea- tli uie to see played in the theatre the " Glance at New n< fork." 1 pitied the poor Dutobman who was swindled dr ut of the good eld silver watoh given him by his lather, ,nd wondered how any one oould be so unsophlstlated, and easily imposed on. But, to my story, and It ai s as true as holy writ. On the next morning after x ny arrival, I took a long stroll, although the streets sere very muddy, and, to say the truth, was muoh * ilsased at many things whioh I had seen; and was re- hi arcing to my hotel, well pleased with myself, and a, loatraetlng in my mind the difference or the gay loenes and bustle whioh surrounded me with the quiet ** ittle village in whioh 1 reside In my native State, Ki [which, if you please, 1 will not now name,) when my c< attention wu suddenly arretted by the sharp, elenr roice of an auetioneer, whe seemed, from the lively s] manner he cried and knocked off the offered article* pl to be driving a thriving business in the way of making J" alee 1 stepped into the shop, and stood for a moment. ? ' Give ne a bid, gentlemen; the articles are all pawned, J? ind must sell. Give us a bid?anything. Positive !F laie. Bid qnlok, or yon lose a bargain. Ten dollars? ,' iwelve?fifteen ? fifteen ? sixteen ? sixteen ? sixteen. ', Do 1 hear seventeen ? Dirt cheap, gentlemen. Six;een. Going; onoe?twloe?gone. Mr. ." A |r woond and third were offered, and knocked off in r~ luick snooessien, at prices from fifteen te nineteen ? lobars. Another one was offered (or, for aught I ?' mow, the same one, for they all looked much alike, >nd, at a (little distanoe, as you will see, very pretty.) ind qulokly rnn up to nineteen dollar*. Some one . dd a half, when the auctioneer orled out " D ? n your w' ialf; 1 will take no sueh bid on so fine an article.*' I n. euld net decently get oloee enough to take hold of '* be watoh, bat managed to get my modest mouth V ff just In time to say twenty dollars, wheft. al- ~ lost simultaneously with the words, down came 01 he hammer, und the auctioneer drawled eat "Gone? 7' wenty dollars. C-a-s-h." He passed It te the olerk, " rho when 1 forked him four five-dollar gold pieces, landed it to me. As soon as I took bold of it. p, found it to be like some of our great polltloal y nen, when the balanoes are applied to them?wanting c( n weight. The kind gentleman behind the counter T( ibserving, no doubt, my oounteaanee change, ob- Wl icrved that if he was in my place, he wonld sell that >ane?that they wonld offer some in a few minutes that m sould do to keep, and I had better buy one of them. I f0 nodestly replied, "thank you, thank you; one is quite j,, inough." 1 was thoroughly disgusted with my watoh in cj bree seoonds time, but somehow or other, they had ma- w lagedto keep it out of my hands until I paid for it; and Wl ilthough I am quite frank to aoknowledge myself as rsrdant as the prairies from whenoe I ball, I was not ??v?5? wv Hi?ao rnuj uuinw, ma bUO lime Ulia BI leased to ask them to have the klndnesa to keep the o? retch until I could step to my room ?nd get the mo- n< i*y I stuffed it well down in my pooket, with u B< ouoh composure end epperent satisfaction ee the elr- C< umstences of the oeae would allow. end took my atend <ju ore few momenta, to teke e little Iteme. Abetter Hi laea wetch wea offered?in feet, e flret rete one-one to bet would do to keep, worth, et leaat, one hundred dc lollera, ea the gentlemen aeld who offered it. It m rea aoon run up to forty dollere, end, efter henging e m< Ittle, knocked off. But the puroheear could not be tb ound The auctioneer proteated thet aome one mede th he bid. It wea e aheme to aell it at that. However, to t muat aell. Who would teke it? He could recom- aW aend that watch to hia brother, (ao I thought one wi ogue might to another ) "Would you take It, air?" I fa reserved atrice alienee, but gave him a look, by whloh, pli preaume, he underitood thet 1 had studied my oete- ra blem The watoh waa again offered, but no biddere. Ta 'hen I wea fully satisfied, end muoh pleased, on look- oil og around, to see no face that 1 ooutd recognise; ao I ad my pert ef the jeke all to myself, and made for ly boarding house. I muat confess thet 1 felt oinewbat chagrined at the loaa of my money, '1 mt more particularly et the manner ef the Rl oaa. Yet there wea something ao supremely ri- J? ilculoua In the whole affair, thet I could net auppresa nvoluntary laughter, end upon revolving the matter b< n my mind, 1 vary gravely came to the oonoluslonthet J" t wea one of the plainest introductions thet I had ever J* ted to myeelf; end although there oaa be nothing , ? ? vv uijgeii, hiu i consider J he joke as differing widely from the watch?too good "? o keep. Therefore I tend them both to yea, to do m *" >ou like therewith. I shall call to see yea before I J?' tare the oltv, and perhaps tell yon who 1 am. ' 1 Respectfully yours, Death rsow a Fall.?A lad named John Sonne bl cot his life on Saturday nlgbt, by falling from a win- ul] ow in the seovnd story of bis father's house, No. 0 fo: Veebawken street. He had looked oat the window cr s see the light from a fire, and, losing his footing, was reclpitatea from the window to ths parement below, 'he father went fsr a physioian Immediately after the po ocldent bad happened. The first he called upon by as a Dr. Phillips, who neglected to attend. The next er as Dr. Field, wbe went te attend to the ease, bnt the th ay was dead before he orriTed. The deoeaeed was en iven years old, and Is represented as baring been a Ft romlsing youth. wis Sudden Death ?A woman by the ntme of Sarah ^ foody died saddenly, yesterday morning, at No. 106 berlff street. An lnqneet will be held to-day by the ?' oroner. of fcc The elxctro-maonrric Clock ?At the last JjJ seion ot Congress, a bill, awarding to Dr. Locke, ( [ Cincinnati, tne sum ot $10,000, was passed, for *r ie use ot an electro magnetic clock to be erected r him at the National Observatory. It appears m< Dm the following extract of a letter trom Mr. W- JJJ . Bond, of the Cambridge Observatory, to the th< otton TravtUer, of Saturday, that the discovery turned Dy vt. J.ocKe was not made until comma- ^ c&trd to him by a Mr. Walker, of Boston, who td? as subsequently on a visit to Cincinnati. If the itement of Mr Bond Is correct, he should cerinly have the benefit ol the discovery. The fol- t wing is the extractJ^1 Last summer I was engaged, at the request of the perintendent of the United States Coast Sarvay, la oourse of magneto telegraphic operations bob neat- H the observatony at Cambridga with New York. It t e theught our methods were ausoeptlble of Improve- . nts; and I proposed to Dr Baohe to make the heats onr elderral clunk endlble la New York, Washing- . , d, Cincinnati, he . by Insulating oertain parte of the ichtnery and making tha escapement Itself the break- f reult key of t be telegraph wire* I made a drawing my plan, and Dr. Banhe. the Superintendent of the vio< <a*t Survey, after satisfying himself of it* praotloa- \ Hty, engaged me to prepare a oloek for the nea of the |n<j irvey on this plan, to be ready when we should re- 6 Of me telegraph operations, about May or June, 1840. >. r Sear* C. Walker was present when this arrange, put was made between Dr Baohe and mi self. Mr. alker, a month or two after, went to Cincinnati and 1 formed Dr Looke of what I had done. Up to this *' nment, It appear* that the enbjeot was new to Dr 'he take He then suggested an alteration by no means "*' i improvement on the plan proposed by me, and of < ider this form claimed the invention of the inagnetio q ;< *. W 0 BOND. t.c Ot-fvt'ory at Cambridge, March 18. TkMlricai tailHl, Bowcit Thmhi.- rh? k|i??trl4b irtnt bu beei rj rucoaaefol at ttali home, aad will bo donbt hare i

rj long run. Night after Bight tho b*UM baa boat ill fitted with awt intelligent and r*apeotabte aneneel, who tar* expressed their delight at thU ra Bream* aramau* speoiaoie ny great applause m> ipm; U am*|?i noit admirably, tad tha hors? ns ml escapes inot I moit extensive toil*. W< laid again compliment the stage mma^ar and al lie ara eonoerned In tha arrangement of tha soenery i the truly ?ff?c'l?e manner in which they parforoo iclr duties. The proprietor ot tha hoaae, too bai own bow ready be la to farnleh every beoeseary thai ,n be thought of to make a drama like tha pr???nt g? I well. Mr. Hall we na?e already noticed aa being i oat bold and daring equestrian?bia abilities aa ac itor bare long been known and acknowledged by tbi iwery andlencee. Messrs Stevens, Duff, Clarke, fee. id Mies Wemyaa Ukewiae. deserve much pralae foi ielr excellent aetlng In tbia piece To night It wil i played again; and prevloua to it, tha new com edy o in " Knet Man," with an exoeUant cast, will ba per rmed. Baoaowar Tiixatbx ? The bill for this evening se it with tbia moat pleaalng and gratlfyiog annoanoa sot:-1'The (uocaaelon of brilliant and crowded bouse tat bate honored tha performance* ?f the paat weak u induced the management to re encage tha IrUI >median and Toealiat, Mr. Collin*, In oopjenotloi Ith the eminent aotor, Mr. H. Piaolde, for one weal are." The bill enumerate!, we had almost said, num rleti varieties. At all event*, w* may aay, wltheu Tending truth in tha leaat degree, that It present* i lolee, well selected, and first rate aeries of entertain enta, oomposed of the intellectual, the historical, thi livalric. the fanciful, nud the humorous. Thoae whi re to " hear tell" of the daeda of the ' great aotor li i* bloody tragedy of modern Kurope," will see some ting that will be agreeable to their feelings Tbo* om the merolleeeiy oppressed, down-trodden, ant uabed " Isle of Erin." will, if they feel an interest ti is matter, come to witness the representation of thi Irish Brigade," with whose honorable name some o is bravest deeds of arms In the cause of human liber ' are associated The military reminiscences oon toted with this noble body of men, who on the battli tld never retreated, except to eollpsetbe glory of theli lvanoe, are of a ti riiiing character In " Napoleon'i Id Guard," Mr. H. Plaoide will take the parts of Mona obe and Haversaok For graoetulness of manners id elegance of style, this accomplished actor is us iproaonableinhis line. The farce of the' Irish Post' ill follew, in which Mr. Collins will be Teienoe U'Gra f. and will sing the ' Widow Maohree," with all thi loompanlments of gesticulations and brogue, bother id blarney, se peculiar to that olase of Irishmen, whi e the "gentlemen from Ireland, but not Irish gentle en." The whole willoonolude with the farce of "Boi id Cox," and when we say it very rarely happens the i liberal and so sumptuous a dramatio banquet i read before the play goers of this olty, we are qult< ire that the ecoupation of even the hyperergic, ant ic meet eceptloal.ia, so far as we are now ooncerned me. National Theatbe.?We anticipate seeing a ver] 11 honse here to-night, as the very favorite pieoee o Mose in California," and " Tom and Jemmy," are ti i played; Cbanfrau and Seymonr, of course, appearin; i both of them. Never have pieoes been more sue ssful than these two. The indisposition of Chenfrau it week, rendered it impossible to pley them; but nee at Mose hashappUy reeoved, the andienoes will agaii i gratified by seeing them. We are glad to see, teo t vir. meiu u? oven ongagnu tor ids remainder : huob. Mr. Hleld la an eld favorite at the Nn >nal, and will, no donbt, be heartily weloomed back lie company at the National la a oapital one, oapabli repreaeating any play In drat rate atyle; and th< eat variety of entertainment* given every eventnj owa them all to great advantage. To night, in add! in to the two local dramas, there will be played thi >w farce of " Who Speaks First?" and the Soottial ana of " Cramond Brig." Burton's Theatre.?This evening will be pressntei i entirely new farce, nailed " Who Speaks First; 01 he Caprices of Matrimony." The characters will b istalned by Mrs. Knight, Miss J. Hill, Mr. Warden s. The evertnrea to La Stranlera, Der Freisehuti ad Xsmpa will be performed by the orohestra. J olero it Cadiz will be given by Miss Walters and M rederiok. The entertainments of the evening wil include with the dramatic version of "Dombey *n< in," in which all the strength and talent of the oom my will appear, Burton and Brougham leading, at tint inter pt imot?first among the first. The propria r and manager of this theatre, ever anxious to oonilt the wishes and tastes of their numerous patrons, itend, (to use their owa expressive phraseology), in is absence of tragedians of high merit, devoting the tensity of their energies to the representation of lakseeare's Immortal oonnantinna rh? ??? rmance will take place on Wednesday next, when e tragedy of "Macbeth" will be put upon the stage a manner entirely novel. Maobech. In the manner all sorts of celebrated professors, will be represented ' Mr. Brougham; Lady Maobeth, in a manner peouirly his own will be performed by Mr. Burton. The aole of the far famed muslo will be performed. Tbli 11 be a high treat, no one oan doubt, when the ui. railed abilities of those two gentlemen are to be oail I into action. Mr. Brougham's powers of imitation e unquestionably of a high order. To-night will be ? last representation of "Dombsy and Son," and the st of " Who Speaks First?" The bill is a full and tried one: it is magnetio, and therefore It must at aot. Astos Place Orr.sa IIorSE.?Madame Labobdk'i lrewell Benefit, and Last Arriiaisct in Nse o*? ?We understand, from good quarters, that thfa lebrated cantatrlce, who has been so muoh the fa< rite of the dilettanti of New York, will take her fare, ell benefit at the Astor Plaoe Opera House on Wednes iy next, March 21. We are eeitaln that the lovers 01 usic will be innumerable at that plane of amusement r the behrficiare deserves a bumper, and she wil ive it. The ' Barblere dl Sevtglia" in fall; one net ' " Norma," and the grand aria from ' Le Serment,' ill form the programme of this benefit, of whiot b shall give more particulars anon. Tabernacle?Grand Festival in Aid or tub Ha, law Benevolent Society ?This long talked of oonrt, in which will appear the highest murioal talent >w in this city, among whom we Aall mention Signors >rgheie Madame Laborde. Mons.eur Laberde. Signoi irelli, Signer Taffanelll, Signor Novelli, Signor Sanilrico, together with the solo virtuosos, Miss Adels ahnstoek, and Mr. Charles Hobnstook, will take plaoe morrow evening, at the Tabernaole, and will unobtedly be a grand afTair The programme of this usical <sired Is very attractive, and will bring a dubious orowd, who will be not only satisfied by hearing e sweet sounds of melody, but also in uoing, at etama time, a generous action Besides the great cal and instrumental talent engaged for this oooa>a, Mr. Charles Hohnstook, the great violinist, will, th the aid of his sister Adele, perform a grand duet r the piano and violin, and in the seeond part he will ty ens of the most diffloult pleoes ever written by genial,the" Carnival of Paris." We hope to see the ibernaole filled on that evening by our benevolent tixens. MoNtiiera Adriew.?This great and inoomparable igiclan still oontinues to astonish not only the natives," bnt the foreigners also The Minerva )oma are crowded every night with persons who seem utterly astonished as to be inolined to think that Is man is something more than human, and that he ilds communication of some sort with the " old geniman below." They Imagine that what he does (and is certainly most astounding) is beyond the power ol man agenoy; and that, therefore, he must be in coition with the sable personage referred to. This eveng, and during the week a grand magical and Fgyp to HuiHrtaiuiDeni win ne performed with unrivalled xtertly. The second pert will oomlet of grand hinese iports, and (he etherial euepeneion. The tree will oonelnde with the eplendld megasoerama. at oh will be varied by many novelties Those who ive not seen this exhibition, eaanot form an adelate idea of its merit. Then let them go, and jndge r themselves. There is an old saying? widens eil edent?seeing is believing. The Niw OsiKisi Serenadees have taken a firm eiilon at Seoiety Library and are supported in it ' most erowded and tashionable audiences every swing Their songs are applauded to the eoho, and sir laughable musical panorama and Italian scenes I as raoy as ever Some perdons may tbiak that htoplan minstrelsy cannot possibly be soientiOo. A dt to the oonoertsof this band will oonvlnos them at it can. Ms. Hili.gives another of his raoy lsotnrss this sning, at the 8tuyveaant Institute. In the oourse it, he gtvee imitations, stories, aaeodotes, dialogues, >, in his most oomlo style. Tne great favor whloh s always bean shown Mr. Hill by the publlo, will, nbtless, not be wltbeld from him this evening, nm Chsistt's Minstrels are doing finelv; they every sning go on adding to their steok of fame and pubfavor. They are most Indefatigable In their enavors to please their patrons, and those endeavors let with the success they merit. To-night their ogrammewlil oonsistofa most oholoe assortment of their best songs, burlesques fco , not forgetting sir very famous " Voyage Musloale " The Great Chinese Museum, to be seen at the ex>ltlen rooms. In Broadway, is visited by vast nunrs of onr citizens The very raithful and elaborate in which It gives of the manners and customs of that traordlnary people cannot fall to Interest all. dadame Anna Bishop is giving soneerts In Charlesi. riadam (Biseaoolantl will give a grand concert in Uadeiphia. to morrow (Tueeday) evening She will assisted by Mr. Hatton and Oung'l's band. Domestic miscellanjr. Phe steamboat Courier was sunk on the 8th Inst, inty-flve miles below New Orleans, in consequence coming in contact with a ?? ? bk? h rlca and sugar. The boat and cargo aro nearly n al Iom. i man In Trovldenoo, R. I, hai been lined $90 for Ing a email quantity of wine for communion eer?, contrary to tbe lloenee lav. Illwaukle, Mijb., which In 18U was the abode of llane, le now a nourishing city, with a population of to. t Is stated that orer $12C6 have been paid as head ney, under protest, on emigrants arriving at Boston, 'wo oyster vessels with the erews from Philadelphia's oaptured at tbe mouth of \nnemee?ex river In Chesapeake bay on the 12th let . by the author! i ot Somerset county, Md. The penalty la forfeiture ressel 'be Pretldert of ths United States has officially ngniztd' I.a.lee Vera, as Cersui, sod Men lei la !? <i<-1'*. I'?g? e a* Vice Consul of Peru to C'a Hernia. TKLKOKAPHIi1 INTKLLItiKNCR. I ; IMPOST NT FKOI WAIHIUTOM, ETI. Summary i Our telegraphic irwi this morning, particularly ' that received from Washington, will be found re1 plete with interest and importance, i It is said that a confidential message has been transmitted to the Senate, in reply to the call tot , the instructions to our Minister, Mr. Bancroft, il 1 any, in reference to his proposal for establishing a [ free international coasting trade between the i British provinces and the United States; and it u ' strongly surmised that he has acted in the mattei r without oflicial sanction. | Some new and startling developements are ex . pected to be made to-day, by Mr. Benton, concerning the famous secret protocol to the Mexicai 1 treaty. The revolutionary deraonsrations in Canada art ' beginning to engage the attention of our govern ' meut. It is stated by our correspondent, that in th? event of an outbreak or revolution in Canada, i i ' t is the intention of our government to prevent m . terference on the part of our citizens, anc t that General Wool will probably be sent t< * the northern frontier, for the purpose of re , (-training our citizens; but this cannot pre 9 vent the people on our borders from sympathis ins with the Canadians in their efforts to separate ? from England. Indeed, it is very probable tha | that class of onr population known as free-soilers will he the very first to break the regulation, be t cause it will be their desire to separate Canadi from England, so that it may be incorporate! I with this country, and increase the strength o i their party. However this may be, it is very pro ' bable that the action of our government will b< ' the very means of hastening the crisis which ap ' pears to be approaching iu Canadian affairs, be i cause it will leave the people of that country t< t settle the matter themselves. The probability is ] frem wnat we have seen recently, that when the c step is decided upon, and the blow struck for se | paranon, the whole population of Canada will b< ? favorable to the measure. * Our recent Cuban correspondence is attracting the attention of the cabinet. r A number of nominations were sent in to th< f Senate on Saturday, but, under the rule, they lit > over till to-day. \ Our report of the proceedings in the New York Legislature on Saturday, which we give this morn> ing, contains the aGtion of both Houses on varioui ' items not mentioned in our despatches published 1 yesterday. In the Senate, among the measurei r debated, were the bill relating to the fees of the Health Officer of New York ; the ffunerinr Omni i bill; the Madison University bill; and the Ro > cheater and Syracuse Railroad bill. In the House [ the bill relating to the State Arsenal, in this city 9 was under discussion. It is suggested, instead o; 1 disposing oi the old Arsenal site, to retain it, and j to appropriate $15,000 for work done on the nets Arsenal, and $6,000 for its completion. ' IMPORTANT FROM THE CAPITAL ii The Navigation Lawi of Great Britain? 1 Special Besiege to the Senate?The Mexican Protocol and Mr. Benton* 1 Washington, March 17?Evening. 1 Several unimportant nominatiens were sent in today, but they lie over, under tbe rule, until Monday ' There are no diplomatls appointments among them nor will any be made until the expiration of the pre cent fiscal year. | 1 learn tbat a confidential message has been eom ' municated to the Senate by Mr. Clayton, In answei to Mr. Webster's call for tbe Inatruotions upon whiol [ Mr. Bancroft based hie proposition for a reeiproait] of tbe freedom of tbe coasting trade between the tw< I eonntries, referred to by Mr. Labouohere, in tbe Brl ( tisb House of Commons. i It Is understood that no such inatruotions evei emanated from tbe Department of State to Mr. Ban j croft, and if tbe subjeet was ever mentioned in thi i official correspondence of tbe late Secretary of State 1 Mr. Buobanan, it was In terms of direot and poaitivi ' refusal. A eort of Informal proposition was submittal tethe government threugh Mr. Bancroft, last summer , by Lord Palmerston, for a free trade ia ships to be se r cured by a convention, by which American vessel > would be naturalised in British ports, and Britlsl vessels in American ports. The question m to bow far it would bo adrantageeni f to the United States *u mooted, but no conclusion | tnr arrived at. t Mr Benton Is to bring forward la secret session, 01 ' Monday, some ne w disclosures la relation to the Mexi ' oan protocol explaining the treaty. He apeaki oon fldeatly of bio ability to produce something startling or the subject. It U expoctea that between him and thi friends of the late administration there will be a hard ; light. Trouble about the Mexican Commissioners? The Mission to England?The Homo Department?Anticipated Insurrection In Ca1 nada. Waihiwoto*, Maroh 17?Night. There were no confirmations to-day. The Senate were only ten minutes In executive session. There is considerable difflonlty about the three mexican i/ommiesioners. Air. Evans Is acceptable to all. Mr. Caleb Smith is objected to, aa being Interested, or supposed to be, In the claim*. Mr. Foots objected to Col. Payne because of hii alleged deapotlo oondnot during the late war. The Texas Senator* desire Oen. Lamar, of Texas. Mr. Coleman, of Louisville, son In- law of C rtttenden, ii spoken of confidently aa Minister to London, and Colonel King, a Taylor democrat, of Louisiana, as Consul. Mr. Ewing claims that bis department ia a new one, and that all the olerks of the Indian, Land Pension and Tatent bureaus (about 150) are subject to be turned out, their commissions expiring with the transfer ol the bureau to the new department. It is said that 1 Beverdy Johnson sustains this oonstrnetion; and if it be carried out, Mr.Lwing will have antohrity for a clean sweep. The Senate may be oooupied on the Mextean and other appointments all next week: they oannot adjourn sooner than Wednesday. We are authorised ta say that in the event of an Insurrection in Canada, the cabinet will take prompt measure* to prevent the interference of our oitisens, and that Oeneral Wool, if necessary, will be detaohed to the Northern frontier. Nominations to the Senate. Wmhisotos, Maroh 17, 1548. The following nominations were sent Into the Senate to-day: i Judge of the Western District of H Dubois, Attorney of the Western Diatrlot of Loulilnn*. J. E Kinney, Marshal of the Western Diatrlot of Louisiana A M Took, Register, Clinton, Missouri K fi.D Munn, Receiver, Granada, Miialasippi. Jarues Collier, Ohio, Collector at Han Kranoisoo, Calliorntn. Wm. B Morris, Surveyor, Philadelphia. Edmund Rose, Co leotor, Sag Harbour New-Yerk; Jobn Shelly, Postmaster, Nashville, Tenn. K B Holmes, Collector. Great Egg, N. Jersey. George M Deney, Receiver, Genesee. Mtoh Thomas C. Perkins, District Attorney, Conn. Wm D Scott, Marshal of the Eastern Diatrlot of Lenisiana. W. H. Leroy, Nary Agent, N. York, vice P. M. Wetmore J. H Rhea, Collector, Brazos, Santiago. Gordon Eisber, Survejor, Vecomico, Virginia. KoboitBuell, Surveyor, Smlthfleld, R. island. There were no eonflrmatlons made to day, none of the committees having reported. Thomae Ewing, Jr. has been nominated seoretary to aign land patents, and not Trivate Seoretary to the President, as baa been atated. Col Bliss will eontlnne to Ml the latter position, and his appointment will no* be laid before the Senate, it not being neeeasary. Foreign Missions?The Cuban Annexation? The Protocol?On Lilts, dte. WasHinoToa, Maroh IS, 1149. Mr. Collier, of Ohio, was nominated yesterdaj collector for San Kraneisco. The nomination will go to the Senate to-morrow for confirmation. This gentleman, at the whig convention, named Old Whltey in connection with the Vtoe-Presidency. 1 he late letter from Cuba. In the Htrali, has, we understand, attracted the attention of Mr. Clayton, and tt* Minister to Spain will km speclfls Instructions la reference to car eemmerolsl relations with Cabs V , Tbe Mexican protocol I* yet to be exeained. We nnderetond thnt Colonel Benton will make It t antler of extent!*# business this week end that the qaeitloa , will boon afflralng or diaafltrmtag it# validity. The friend# of Mr. Rives, of Virginia, expect hla to be eentaraln to Franoe. The friends of Mr Skinner the great farmer, weet ' him in the Tatent Office A large eemmlttee are to wait on Oeneral Taylor this week to aak this good appointment. i The Hon. Alexander Romany U to be Marehal o' i the F.aetern Diatriot of Pennsylvania. He woe ohalr* i man of,tbe Whig Central Committee. > i Oen Waddy Thompson la eeld to be a oandldate for 1 M Id inter to Mexleo. Thle la tbe most profitable of all tbe foreign missions. The Oeneral has done good service in Mexleo heretofore. Tbe New York Poet Offloe, the Colleotorship, and the Sub-Treasurer, lie over a day or two. There are aald to be live millions of eparioaa Mexl' oan olaims to be noted on by the commissioners. I NEW YORK. LBGHhATDRBi t SENATE. Albany, March 17,1849. 1 a rUBLIO bobtino PI.ac K fob BBOOKLVIt. ) A memorial of the elty authorities of Brooklyn fog authority to buy ground for a publio burying plaee . was presented and a bill reported, for that purpose. Ig allows the Corporation of Brooklyn to purohase land for the above uses not leas than ??- miles from the City Hall; to be paid for in auoh manner as the no. ' thorlties shall deem expedient, who shall fix and deter mine the mode of raising the said amount, and its pay* ment. I THI PEES OP THE HEALTH OFPICEE OP IfEW TOBE. 1 Mr. Burch, from the Committer on Commeroe nj ' N?vig?tion, to whom 111 referred ao muoh of the Oovernor'a Massage ea reletea to the feea of the ' Health Officer of the port of New York, reported ? bill, providing that hia eatery ah all be $0,000, te commence after the flret day of May, beaidea a > honae and living for hia family; the Aaaiatant Health Offloer to have $2,000 ; that hereafter the Health Offloer shall reoelve the following feea, which are to be paid over to the Chamberlain of the oity Of New York, for the benefit of the Marine Hoepitif Fnnd, aubjeot to ohargea of aalary above stated:?For every veaael coming from foreign porta, $3 26 ; every ' veaael from places in the United States sonth of Cape Henlopen, if above 160 tons, $1 60. Not ezoeedlng 1$0 3 tons and above 100, $1. 9 THE ALMS HOUSE AND PEWIT KNTI ART DEPARTMENT or IfEW TORE. 1 Mr. Johwson presented a remonstranoe from the Mayor and Aldermen of New York, against a bill for 3 re-organizing the government of the Alma Honae and | Penitentiary Department, as subversive of the long 5 established rigbta and franchise enjoyed by the oity , of New York, and hoetile to the beat interests of the ^ institutions intended to be re-organlzed by that law. It waa referred to the aeleot committee, composed of Mr. Johnson of New York, Mr. Buah of Buffalo, and > Mr Coffin of roughkeepeie. > THE khiosast tax case. f A bill for paying the connael employed by the Stat* [ in arguing the emigrant tax oa?e in the United r statea Court, wae reported by Mr. Wilkin?the amount of compensation not to exceed $5000, which la to cover all oharges. the sursRioa court bill. The New York Superior Court bill, lost yesterday* wae brought up again, but not voted upon; one of the Senatore from New York remarking, that Senators had Mid they would not vote on this or any other New York bill, while the delegation of the New York Corporation remain in this city. the madisofl unitehiitv. < A bill providing for the repeal of the aot authorising 'he removal of Madison University from Hamilton village to Rochester, was debated at length. This bill possesses an especial interest to the Baptist denomiaar tion. i Mr. Bond, of Oswego, made an earnest speech in f favor of the repeal. He oharaotetised the proceeding* " * whioh were had at Hamilton, and whloh resulted in the resolution of removal, as infamous, and described oertaln scenes as most extraordinary?the previona r question being called at the meeting, after a prayer of ten words, and tbat the final" Amen" on the prayer, ? which succeeded this rapid prooedure, blended with , the noise of th off village oooks whioh anuounoed the ilium lor which rue moeung nail nib oaliea. Mr. B. I said that snob procedure would bare caused Tammany ' Hall to blusb, in its palmiest days, The Baptist denomination were opposed to the proposed removal i from Western New York to a city already overstocked, i There had been no fairness in ths measures adopted. The location at Hamilton had.been asked for when the > college was established, and its existence had been i understood to be co-eval with the exlstenoe of the Board of Education, i Mr. Boats argued against a repeal, and contended that the removal was doe to the best interests of the institution, and desired by its best and since rest i ftiends, who had done most for its rise and prosperity > under all otrcnmstances, and showed the great ad van* 1 tsges which would result from the looation of this seat of learning at a city so enterprising, convenient of a?* cess, liberal and Improving as Rochester Is. Mr. Wileir and Mr. Fcller continued the argument against the repeal; but the Senate did not deoida the question. the parallel railroad bill. The Rochester and Syracuse Parallel Railroad bil was favorably reported upon by the Senate Co merit tee on Railroads?Mr. Cornwall, of Cayuga, and Mr. Fine of St. Lawrenoe, agreeing to the report?Mr. Johnson dissenting. The bill was referred to Committee of the Whole Senate. ASSEMBLY. Albany, March 17, 1840. the state arsenal. Mr. Bower proposed, in plaoe of abandoning the present State arsenal in the city of New York, to retain It, and to appropriate from the general fund, #16,000 for work on the new arsenal, and #6,000 for its completion. ths tic ft hour labor bill. A bill defining hoars of laber at ten hoars, was dei bated. Mr. Sweet allnded to the Injustice of an7 suoh provision in this bill, as it restrloted the meehanto to tea hoars' labor?while he knew many meohanlos who preferred to work a longer time than this limit, Inasmuoh as they receive proportional reoompense. Mr. Fitrhooh oonenrr-d, saying that his objeot la looking favorably upon the bill was to protect those who could net proteot themselves, suoh as children la factories. jj Mr. Prutkb thought the bill a sufficient shield be- || tween laber and capital. || Mr. Pbblet, of N.Y., hoped tbat the opponents of II the bill would klli the bill honorably, and not slaughter || It in this Indirect way. The bill was recommitted to the seleot oommlttee. A bill declaring the publlo use of the railroad from Troy to Vermont State line has passed. This Is in. ^ended to oonneot the roads oenterlng at East Albany with the northern roads. THE cohmissiowee* or rfcACTICE ai?d pleading*. Mr. White reported against a bill providing for continuing In foroe the Commissioner* of Practice an*1 Tleadlnge, and the House proceeded to consider this b> 1. It lengthens their term of service, with all pre* se^t powers, to th* 1st of April, I860. Mr. A. Johnson, of Chenango, reviewed the aot of Commissioners, urging that what thev had Riven to the world M reforms in ths law. had proved to bo embarrassments In the way of attaining juetiee. Mr. Noble moved that the Commleeiooers be paid only I for the time aetuallj occupied In the work of revision. Mr. Darforth suggested that the Commleeionere be not allowed to work over ten honrs a day?whloh hit was reoelved with gTeat merriment by the Houee. After a deealtory debate the bill was ordered to a third reading, providing for a continuance of their term till the 1st of February. 1860. fbbk schools The general free school bill was made a speolal order for Monday evening. Political Intelligence. The Massachusetts House of Representatives, on Saturday, passed a bill In favor of a plurality law, by 116 to <?1. It 1s thought it will not pats the denote. George Gets has been elected Mayor of Heading, Pa. ' Movements of Individuals. Com Prrry.of the U. 8. N., is now on a visit to Wasbtcgten. Hon Jebn V. Mason, late Secretary af the Navy.lt about to xt-rume me practice oi law in Richmond, V e.