Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 2, 1849, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 2, 1849 Page 1
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If / 1 TH NO. 6444. A flatrrt lit Canada. With the view of keeping our readers informed f public opinion in Upper Canada in relation to the Rebel Rill, we copy ike following article from the Hamilton Spectator of the 28th April: Lobii Llgis Sanctions Ribci.lion !?The rebel-rewarding deed is done. and history will record the act. Lord hlgin. a l?overnor-Oeneral of C'anuda, asseuts to a bill having for its sole object the abstraction of jEOO.COO from the public revenues, to be expended in premiums upon rebels, for their glorious deeds of inur- | tier robbery and arson. The true men of '37 and '38, who perilled their lives and property to guard their Queen and country from traitors within the land, and from sympathiser! without, are stigmatized and reviled, and the French miscreants, whose hands were imbrued in British blvod, are now to be reI C~. <A..V (J...I ?-.I Slgin. This act of the present government in but a finishing stroke to the numerous other anti-British acta of FarHem rut which bare been passed But the Queen and a British legislature will yet do us Justice?these are now our only reliance. A strenuous and powerful appeal must be instantaneously made, by petition, to her Majesty and to the House of Commons, and we are confident of the result, supported as we are by .he press aud people of England. As our correspondent, a British Canadian, truly observes, "An intense feeling will spontaneously burst forth ill all parts Of Canada; and a petition, with lot) (MM) signatures of men, loyal and true, ready, if need be. to back their entiinonts with their lives, will tell the imperial government, that they will bo British subjects in fact a-. Well as in name." The British league, lately formed iu Montreal, whose ciiculur we inserted last Wednesday, must be immediately put into full aud vigorous action. Only let us be true to ourselves; have loyalty as our watchword, and organization us our solo security. The address of the League has this important sentence; These means, so vast iu attainment, so powerful in agency, and yet bo simple in contrivance, are expressible in a single word; aud that word is Organization." By adopting this advice we shall form u British protective phalanx, capable of resisting the unconstitutional encroacUuicuts upon the subject by the present unchecked despotic government?if government it can be called. From Lord Klgin. we can henceforth expect neither remedy nor redress; he lias deliberately consummated on act, hateful to every loyal subject; nil act that must indelibly tarnish the etc utile on of the Bruce# with dishonor. The above article shows, also, the feeling of the British towards the French; and the following extracts that of the French towards the British :? [From the Montreal La Mlnerve.] To tiik Vouno Canadians ?k thh City ok Montiieal. ?A terrible outrage lias been offered to the representatives of the people. A public building, the property of the city, where both legislative chambers held their sittings, has been barbarously burned by a crowd of miscreants, belonging to a miserable faction. Our noble and magnanimous Oovernor General, thefriend of our constitutional rights und the faithful representative of our gracious sovereign, has himself beeu the object of the Insult and outrage of this horde, of scoundrels.. Shall we permit this contemptible factiou to crush under their feet, in the capital, every principle of decency, order and law ? No. never. Bally, then, around the government und the administration of your choice, and who have so many proofs of your entire confidence, and prove to them the implacable, hatred we bear towards those, wrwm 10 nesiroy, 11 is umy i eyun cu jui us to vu> 11. pour lei ec.raser il lie faul i/ue le vouloir.) Assemble yourselves in companies uf ten. ami let your centurions report their lists to the adjutant general of Militia God save the Queen A VOLTIGEUR. The following is the petition for the recall of Lord Elgin.? To Hf.h Most Gracious Majestv:?The humble petition of tlie undersigned, your Majesty's royal subjects, residents of the Province of Canada, showeth, that Sour Majesty's representative in this Province, the .ight Hon. Earl of Elgin, Kincardine, giving the royal assent to a bill for compensating rebels for losses inflicted by your Majesty's troops, and by others of your Majesty's most loyal subjects, acting under the orders of your Majesty's officers, bath seriously impaired your Majesty's authority, by endangering the peace and tranquillity of the I'rovitice. That your petitioners feel most acutely the outrage thus offered to your Majesty's royal authority, and the insult to themselves; an outrage and an insult, they believe, unexampled in the history of nations, which Btriki s at the foundation of allegiance and obeyance, which are reciprocal with government and protection; *nd they humbly pray that your Majesty will bo gra* ciously pleased to reeall the said Earl of Elgin and Kincardine from the government of this Province, which he can no longer administer with safety to the state and honor to your Majesty. And that your Majesty will not allow the said bill, which is an insult to every man who in the time of trial stood forward to defend your Majesty's crowu aud dignity. And your petitioners will ever pray. t ' Annexed are two of the bills assented to in her Majesty's name by his Excellency the Governor General, viz.:? An act to pr> ,de for the indemnification of parties In Lower Canada whose property was destroyed during the rebellion in the years one thousaud eight hundred and thirty-seven and one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. An act to provide for the free admission of certain artttles cf the growth or produce of the United States of America into Canada, whenever similar articles, the growtl and production of Canada, shall be admitted with* < duty into the said States. [From the Montreal Herald, April 28 ] STATE OF THE CITY TO MIDNIGHT. The morning after the destruction of the Parliament House, the city was startled by the intelligence that several arrests had taken place, and that the following gentlemen were in custody, charged with arson; vis.: Messrs. Howard, Montgomcrie, Mack. Esdaile. and Ferres. We give the result of the imprisonment of these gentlemen, so far as it was known at the time of our going to press, In another place; together with the resolutions passed at the meeting at which they were present on the Champ de Mars, lu the meantime, wo may mention t a th s circumstance, together with the great display of soldiery at tho Bonsecours Market, where the Houses of Parliament assembled, aud at the Government House, increased the excitement, which seemed, in the curly part of the day, to be much less than could have been expected. About tho Government House especially, a considerable crowd lingered the whole day ; aud notwithstanding the guard drawn up inside the railings, they coutinued to hoot, and pelt several or the ministry and supporters or the ministry. who from time lo time attempted to come out from the conclave within. The Hon. J. H Boultnn was an especial object of derision; as lie ran off, his small figure was well couted with unsavory eggs, Mr. Holmes, too, and other gontlvwbd were ?Uhflr kicked or otherwise more or lea* llMr?ated. The soldiers were Tfifin<euvred to clear the ground ; but tho mob still out-manoeuvred them ; raarrhing wheu they marched ; countermarching wheu they countermarched ; and lacing about when they fuced about; the whole being aeconipanied with laughter aud oftrepeated cheers. This eontiuued till the afternoon, tho whole cilv, except that one neighborhood, earrylng on its business iu the usual maimer, Willi the exception of the groups of gossippcrs who collected at the Bides of the footways or the corners of the streets, to discuss the slate of public affairs. Towards night-fall, the assemblage in front of the Government House became more dense, and a considerable number of persous collected ou the bank in the f hauip do Mars, the two assemblages occasionally echoing ench other's shouts and cheers A little alter dark, howuver, a general move took place, und the whole body marched Into the French Square, where, we believe, they compelled tho people in the Pilot office to cease work.? They then proceeded to tho residence of Mr. Laluntaiue, ou the ridge nbove St. A litmus street; and we regret to say that they there again committed an act of iocendtarism. The house, which is a detached residence, was repeatedly set on lire; but the flames were as often extinguished, principally in consequence of the t xoi tions of v.r. Charms I'lullips. Mr. Couurillor Bell, and sotnu other We do not know whether their endeavors would have been successful, if some person in the crowd had not thought of the expedient of declaring that t he deed of suie from liournn s estate to the present proprietor win- not yet passed. As it was the stables were destroyed.anil much havoc made of the furniture within The leathers of the beds especially, were given to the wind, and strewed the whole garden in tront of tl.e I o i*e. l)o< rs, window , staircases, looking glasies, i ugiitviugs. boo -. and me entire steck of goods, such a.- n wealthy proprietor would place in a ^ newly purchased mansion, were unceremoniously demolished In the tnorulng the-e articles were lying, seme half burned, some exhibiting a hundred fractures, piled in every variety on the floor. Happily, the family had all departed before the crowd arrived. Here, as at the Houses of Parliament, the most touching loss is that, of the valuable library which the hon gentleman bad been engaged during the whole of his lile in collecting. Many of the books, we hope most of them, are preserved; hut many, ,il<n, are partially or wliollj burnt Some -troops and tire engines went down to the conflagration, but did not arrive till a great pan of the uiUeliief had been effected. From thence several parties proceeded to tli residences of different persons who were eoiu-iden d obnoxious At Mr Drummond's bouse they found ft guard of soldiers, and we believe that there little damage was d 'tie. At the boarding house in St. \uloiue street, where Messrs Baldwin and i aiuerou p -idcl. several windows were broken. The windows of l)r. Nelson's residence in Little St James street, wi ri also suia'hed in. as were those of Messrs. Huick Holme.-, and ( hurle* Wilson. Messrs. iiinckr and Wilson hud we understand, removed their furniture before the unwele me vi.itcrs niado their app< aranee During the day. we learned that some members of the administration {waited upon the directors of the telegraph lint - to request (int th'-y would not communicate political nt ws; and that they would inform tho Covernment of everything of importance which they adnlrendy received. Both requests were refused \ esterday morning the tvalis were placarded with the announct mcnt of a public meeting on the Champs do Mars. A guard of soldiers had occupied tho square inside the laiiinga ill front of lliegovernment house, during flic while'f Thursday night, in the morning. Sir Benjamin d'Urbtn arrived from 8orel; but bis arrival made no change in the dispositions which had been made I'p to mid day, there was very little arowd; a E N]E' few gToups only being to be seen standing in the street in front of the court-house, expecting the arrival of the prison van. with the orators of the meeting en 1 hurt-day night. The excitement increased when it became known .that the prisoners were again to be remanded for reexamination. Then it became a subject of eager curiosity whether the meeting, which had >een called by placards. would be allowed to assemble; and again, the whit-pcr ran that the city was to be placed under mar tlal law a little before two o'clock the hour for which the meeting was called it wasaunounced by the military authorities, to sonic ot the gentlemen who had sigucd tho requisition, that they would not be permitted the use of tho < liainps de Mars for the meeting. It was immediately resolved to prepare a placard announcing this circumstance to the people, who were already throngiug to the plait! anil a a iheie ?u> m> time to print it, one of t lie hands in this office wax net to work to write it in large characters, but in the meantime, the people hail asM-uihled in a large ina-sn on the ground, and it was, we suppose prudently resolved to allow the meeting to take place, rather than risk disturbance by attempting to disperse them At the conclusion of the proceedings?a report of which we publish?the people separated quietly, except a few who hung about the Government House Of these, many left upon being exhorted to do so by Col. Gugy and lite others gradually dropped olf. till the street assumed Its usual tranquil appearance. One body of men carried t olonel Gugy to Dolly's, and gave the committee three cheers before they dispersed About eight o'clock renewed excitement oocurred. in consequence of a report, which we believe was well founded, that Mr. Dliaooll. Jr . had been shot ill the leg. and Mr. Simon < larke had been hurt, and that the government were arming their political partisans, i his led to a considerable muster in Notre Dame street, which, however, dispersed without any disturbance. Tlte lioinburtimvnt of Genoa. We arc indebted to a gentleman oi this city, says the Pennti/humiun, for the foilowi**g letter from an officer of the U. S. steamer Princeton, which contains some interesting particulars in relation to the bombardment and light at Genoa. It is dated U. S. .Snip PniNi t: ion, April, 7,1840. 1 write you a busty note by a French steamer which is off instantly. We have hud here one of the best contested fights which lias taken place in Italy?the defence of Genoa by the people has been wonderful. Gn Sunday, the 1st of April, a skirmish took place between the citizens and soldiers. Tlte fotnter would not agree to the conditions of Gen. Kudetsky, to wnicB the new King ol Sardinia had consented. The troops were willing to abide by it. At the time we were at Leghorn, and heard of the skirmish, in which twenty-three of the citizens were killed. We arrived here in eight hours after we heard of tlte row. On the 3d of April, the citizens were employed in tearing up the pavement and making barricades. On the 4th, at 3 P. M.. the sharp shooters or rifle men of General Latnamon-a entered the south gate near the light house, which stands at the extreme end of the town, and within lour hundred yards of this ship. They got in by treachery. This road leads around in hont of the town, and is wide. Some firing took niece with heavy guns from the forts ; on the 5th, at daylight, the troops of General L. entered. lie had ten thousand men, who marched along the road unmolested, until they reached the Doria palace?here the fight took place. The citizens fought like devils, the soldiers not gaining one inch, and evidently getting peppered. Numbers were carried to the rear, wounded and dead. The forts on the hills were in full play. \The tioous also attempted to enter back of the town; the llarlum forts were in constant roar?those to the south-west being in possession of the Piedmontcae?those to The east in the hands of the people. Being within half musket shot we had a fine view of all that occurred. They fired on each side, and over us ; three musket bulls struck the ship, and a shell tore off a scale from the head of our foremast. Several merchant vessels were hulled; they were English and Danes. One 32 pound shot struck an English brig, one foot below the water line. The Princeton bud her shot plugs all ready. Sent a boat, and had one of our ?2 pounder plugs driven in the side of John Bull before Iler Iv M. ship Veageance had her boat manned. This delighted Capt. Engles, whose voice was heard, " Quick, my lads?quick, the brig is sinking " We paved Iter. It was quick work, but the Princetons are always ready. Ship Nabtiska is in port; her captain received on board all who desired protection ; he is a fine fellow. The ship Ambassador, with a loading of cotton, received a plunging shot in the Bow, which knocked off five planks, and did other damage. The barks Lamartine and Borneo are here. There was an attempt made to take cotton from the Ambassador. We sent an officer and an arrneu squaa 01 men, una prevented it. We just got to Genoa in time to be ot sen ice. On the morning of the 8th, at daylight, the fight was continued, chiefly by musketry of Gen. Lamamora's troops in the Doria palace. To the people in the streets and houses this was a grand sight, as the showers of balls and rattling of musketry, and at times the rour and crush from the heavy guns, made it a stirring scene. The beautiful Dona Palace is riddled unu torn to pieces. The battle lasted four hours, when a capitulation was entered into. The articles were ngreed to, except a general amnesty, which Gen Lumamorra could not consent to until he sent to Turin ; so it stands for forty-eight hours. The citizens were commanded by a New York merchant, Gen. Avezzana, whose family now reside in New York. He was one of the three of the Provincial Government, and 4s now the only one on shore, the other two having run, and are now on board ot the French man-of-war steamer. I have no time to tell you all the particulars, or to write well. You must pick out the news. [We are sorry to hear that the Princeton will have to lie up. She will not be able to run longer than June, as her propeller shaft is so much corroded, that she will then be unsafe. This vessel has not wintered in any port, but has been kept running, and is now out of repair. Her services have been very important. The Jamestown and Allegh. ny, are at Palermo; the Tunev is in the MediteriHiiean ; the Constitution is between Alexandria and fcfpczia.] News, via England, fkom the Caupobnia Got d Mines.?The Valparaiso correspondent of lite Loudo* Timts, under date of Jan. 30, says:?" All the sccounts received in Chili from California, since the date of my last letter, confirm the accounts of the abundance of gold in that country. An American whaler came into the port of Talcahuano, on the south coa6t of Chili, on the 11th of this month, on her way to the United States, h iving on board upwards of $300,000 in gold dust, belonging to ihc crew and to eight passengers, all being the produce of their own labor, in a few months, in the gold diggings. One of the sailors informed the English Yice-Consuj at Talcahuano, tli it. in wotking for himself, he, in four days, earned $>00 ! worth of gold. "In a few days," proceeds the Vice-Consul's report, "he got upwards of $ 1,000 worth, which he has now, and with which ne reshipped in the same vessel from which lie had a I few months before deserted. No less than nine vessels were in San Francisco without crews;" and such was the difficulty ex;ierienccd in getting snilors to man this whaler, that the enormous wages of $30 and $40 a montn bud to be paid to the sailors, and $W) per month to the cook then on board of her. The desertion of sailors is u most serious drawback to Me tiade ot tlic place. 1 he news from the gold region is more cheering th in ever, to far us an abundance ot gold is concerned. New discoveries are being daily made. At Sonoma, on the north tide of the bay, at Sunt" Itosa, and in the neighborhood of the Ciurlad de los hut been found in us great abundance us on the American Fork. The amounts taken in n (lav aie reported to be enormous. In what are called "the dry diggings,"' enormous pieces of solid gold have been taken out of the rock. We will not pretend to state what size the largest niece found is said to be. but one piece which nan lieen brought to the islands weighs five ounces. An enormous quantity of gold has been taken from the earth. Aleut f 100,000 worth of gold came in the Maiy Frances. The abundance of gold, and the eiise with which it is acquired, have riot been at all exaggerated in the accounts which have reached this place. Movements of Individuals, The Hon. K A. Hautiegun. Knvny Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Berlin, and his Private Secretary. Col I olt. will sail in the Kuropa to-day ( ol. Thomas II. Benton arrived at Cincinnati on the 2Vth ult . from Pittsburgh aud proceeded on hia homeward route by the same boat. Aasivxi a at W asiiisotos, Aran. 30?J. Atwood. C. 1;. hrni.g Mr and Mrs. Abbott, ciiild. and servant; W. Bertell. two Misses Taylor. A Menerlv. I Rose, 11 Putnam. Z.Cobb, jr.. K. Downer. J.ti Deforest, Captain C roft. W. Knopp. G. II Halt, K. VV. Dow| tu t. J. tl. Deforest. C. U. oackett, C. It. Glover, S Dun ning. Wrn M Kly Hon W Underbill, H. K. Dunham. Ih n Cieo. Briggs. J, W Allen. I ii. Taylor, h . A Huntington. It. H. Peal>o<ly, A. McUinnis, M. Kirby. J. : Wood, from New \ ork. Col. I.ewls, Belfast.. Ireland: Dr. Hmllli. England J. Bo noli. Liverpool, and (apt. Tullorh, London arrived arrived yesterday at the Actor house J R. Maurlsay. t . S M ; (apt Met ready Philadelphia; llev, ,M White and family. Ireland. Dr Cowen, J. R Toh n, \li ntreal: ( oin I urner, U. S. Navy, havu arrived at the Irving House. Elder Enos O Dudley, who has been convicted of the murder of hia wile in Grafton, N. II , is to expiate his terr.ble crime on the gallows, on the 2Ud of this month. W YO MORNING EDITION WI Intelligence from MlnnetoU. Our acco mtn from this new territory ire very interest ing. They eome to U9 in the Minnesota Register, published tit St. Paul on the 7th ult. The annexed extracts will give the public eome idea of the country:? ottr territory. There is not. probably. a region in the t'nion which in po well watered as the upper portion of Minnesota territory Independent of the mauy streams which irrigate the country, there are numberless lakes of pure, limpid water which abound in fish, and which are surrounded by dense bodies of timber. The soil is adapted to the cultivation of all the cereul grains; even g( urdsri d corn has b< eu raised as far north as the mouth of tlie St. return, in favorable seasons. It i? known that large crop* of wheat are annually hurvestitl ut the british Hni Hiier < olony in 50 dog North latitude. The wild rice which abounds in the smaller lakis more than compensates for the lack of that in ci minim use an it in uuire pal liable an I ifiords a larger pre) or. ion of uutriiiient tiiun the 1 utter. I ulortunately for Minnesota. the Wisconsin > m "f ry includes all of the southern sliorc of l.ake Superior, having to the former only that portion of the northern shore between b'ond du anil the line of the Uritish possessions This may in time prove valuable r >r 1 tlshevies. if for nothing else In return for their fish the hardy inhabitants of this region will receive the ftour uud pork of their Mississippi neighbors. There is avery incorrect impression prevailing as to the extent and value of the country which constituted the residuum of Wisconsin territory, after the State of that name was admitted. In the House of Representative* a leuding member characterized it as nothing more than u pea patch and unworthy of any particular notice. T ho gentleman was evidently ignorant of the fact that this pea patch contains more than 20 000 i square miles, uud eouiprises within its limits as large an auiouut of not only urn hie laud hut land cquu) in productiveness to any of the Western States. It is true that it is lint equal to the country on tho west of the Mississippi river as a whole, for the latter contains a less | proportion of waste tracts; but it is equally true that the soil of the really good land iH not surpassed for fertility. The summer of I860 will doahtless witness the extinction of the Indian title to that magnificent region west of the "Great Hiver." which is now in o i of the Sioux It has bfen the lot of the writer te traverse this couutry hundr< ds of miles in every directiou. and he can say conscientiously that for beauty o -ceo oy for excellence in the quality of the soil, for ' he salu britjr of the climate, for the abundance of pure and wholesome water, aud lor every oilic* desideratum to unike an earthly paradise, it caunot be excelled. It is principally a prairie region, hut interspersed with groves of all kinds of timber. Standing upon the shore of some of the beautiful lakes, and looking across their wide expanse, it is almost impossible to believe ihutone is uot gazing at cultivated grouuds and ornamented villages. so beautiful is the prospect. About fifty miles above the mouth of the St. Peters river.and lying nearly at right angles with is the great woods railed by the ( aiiadian voyagers the Hois b ranc. or Hind Wood. The length of this b >dy of timber, north and south, is more than one hundred miles, extending from near tho mouth of the Sac river to the tributaries of the blue fc.urth river of the St. Peters. Its width is from fifteen to forty miles. The dense thickets which skirt it. afford places of resort and concealment to the deer and other wild animals; in great bodies of water embraced within it. are the retreat of innumerable wild fowl, iucluding ducks, geese, and swan, beautiful groves of maple are frequented by the Indians, at the proper Reason for inukiug rhaliaiiipe. or sugar, while the huge cottouwood is used for the construction of their canoes, bine springs of livni water swell from the earth, affording a rich treat to the thirsty traveller, while ha need not fear the presence of the di adly ruUlc--\ake or reptile to mar his enjoyment. The Minnesota, or St. Peters river, is nearly five hundred utiles in length, taking its rise in the Lateau de Prairie, fine of its brunches is the outlet of l.ake Traverse, which lake is on the height of laud, so that iu high water It has au outlet into the Had river of the north likewise, thus yielding its feeble tribute across to the Hudson's buy and the mi If of .vlexico. The region between this river and the siissouri is owned aud luhabitcd by the Sioux Indians, tho dread aud terror of all the surrounding tribes, but generally well disposed towards the whites 'These savages are the most numerous and warlike in the territories of the I nited Slates, 'i hey are well armed and mounted, aud live tor the most purl by the chase of the buffalo W hile these animals are abundant, the ludian camp is the scene of ecu' "ilwent aud glee; but when thev sud dcnly nud mysteriously disappear. as is sometimes the case. driven away to a great distance, either by a tire in the prairies, or u scarcity of food, then is the frolicsome mood of the members of the gieut family turned to sadness, and hajipy are they if uol speedily reduced to the very verge of starvation and death. Who cau my what is eventually to become ol these thousands W ho can conjecture, when the buffalo aud other game shall have been destroyed, what will &e the fate of tunny thousand human beings, who now depeud for subsistence entirely upon the fruits of the chase > RED RIVEK OF THE NORTH SETTLEMENT. Within the limits ot the territories of tlin Hudson Buy Company, there resides a class of men, who. ground down by the tyranny of that huge monopoly, seek to place themselves under the protection ol llio United Stales. 1 hese men are known as the Ked River halfbreeds. 'i bey are. generally speaking, of mixed Indian and Knglish, Scotch or French blued. Brought up from earliest youth to feel that their subsistence will depend upon their skill as horseman and hunters, they accustom themselves to every exercise und privation which eun tend to harden their muscles, aud prepare them fur their vocation As a mutter of course, the whole body ol these hunters are capital horsemen, and umasingly expert iu the use of lire-arms. Depending entirely upon the Hudson hay Company for ammunition and amis, they must submit to auy and all the arbitrary rules imposed upon them, und they are heartily tired of these exactions. 'i wice each year, these hunters, four or five hundred in number, start fur Ibc American territories, after the bnllalo. with from a l.UUU to lTOff carts, drawn by hoists or oxen which are driven by the women and children The men arc governed by hxed rules whilo at the bunt, which must not be lufnnged uuder severe penalties. They all leave the camp together, with the i xceptlon ol a lew w ho are left as a guard, uud when a ccine or surround of buffalo has taken place, the w i men and children are sent for to asidst iu butchering and diying the meat of the slain annuals, each cart will contain the pciiuraii (or dried meal, pounded and luelttd tallow poured over it.) of teu buffaloes, so that the slaughter ot these animals muy be estimated at upwaidx ot "io 000 uutiuiuiy 'i lie meat thus prepared is pnrehin-eu ut a suiuii price by the lludsou nay company. and is used to provision the luiuud trading punts au attempt has. on one occusiou, been made to prevent the lncuisioiis ot these people witliiu our boundaries, but without illecl. Muny of these mixed bloods desire now to r> uiove to i' winch is on the Aun-ricau side of tile line, aud settle there, if periiusslou call be ob.aintu fi < iu out government 't m y wmud constitute a lot in.liable ami efficient, defence to our northern fionlitr iu case ol Indiau disturbances, as they are much fun. d by all the different tribe*. The uritisn settlement at bed river, in the vicinity of F ort Oary, i numbers about live thousaud souls. THE RUM RIVER COUNTRY. 1 he geologists uud surveyors, as well as traders, speak loghly of the country about Mllle Luc, on cake Sagaigoing. wh.cli is the In au ol hum river. Many also repicieiit ibu tract to tliu east, euibiucing the lauds of M.aki and hettie rivers as a region where cultivation may bi protuubiy carried on. All ibirc striates have piuo upon their hanks In large bodies. It upp< uis to un Irom the best inl'm uiution in our pi ssesstou ll.u. the best land is near the heads of Hp ems. Cu hum river tlin pine lands are first ei i n m ar win ru the prairie crosses, or say twenty-flvo miles north of its mouth aud for twin ly miles further up streaui. the timber in principally pine T here is a great obstacle to lahiug. howevei, liy the ffoodwiod of tbe m.ddie part of iho liver, uud the extreme cruokeduess ol it course. The river distance from Hie edge of the piaiiie to the Mississippi, must be about four limes tlie Uiieut. distance lit re we nod d< er in abundance, in t he fall thisstream is iisiorious tor w ild geese and due* , but tin- very little walei, it bus sufficient desc. nt ami lon e tu drive mills, however, at its lowest stage i be hill laud we-tof Hum later and about ihe beads of river, aud tne waters I ol Nokai line Is oresei.i. il as m.L m. a la. 11... So.He Kivir lands, thoie in no pine ou the .Sukuj An you approach the blleMrtitippi troin in? interior. the coun11 y homering tin; river in beituului op. u ptairie, but on the Heel bank ot tin great river v u mm u timber l t gion coming do? u to I he water in nappy contrast wuli tin month uehs ul' the prairie meadow of in ' a tcm tit ore It l - applicant. therifore. thai tin re 1H good country euoi fill lit eimiii..nut now owner! by (he Culled Muatev to nuppnil a n< iivj agricuu uiai population i'he mineral range i xienuhig Irnm Michigan w. etward. may prove to In are ulliai live a- tliat ut iin kcew.tiiriua ami -Miititri m 11 v oi. til tli ib range we know bat little a - yet. ail In ugh iln govei iiuioiii liar mnl a large Corps in the fit nl Iw n y are ipri r.-iy 1 tr that piirpn.- e Mm i.-t every ot In i nook allU e. i ner ot (lie noi lliwt nl hat hud attention atiti it n in o hop. (1 that during the pr .-ent tot ton m tin i I the mere uiii iiig tneiiib. it ul that b nly may pi liolihle to ai.n i xmiiinc the >toulreal rauge in detau THE MIN'.EMITA (0 .writ*. 1 in- MiAin-ippl nvii l r a ill tauce of over two hum): < i mlh a to rl h ot tin luoullt ul tee .St Croix runt th.' bgl. a rich va.n.y ot piaim and oak openings, the hank- lib' v ill i all oi .-t Am limy ace troiu ten to t in l y I eel high; the rivei run- over a g avelly bed and it leu by Iiibi im table until river . ( ! char and rupid iti .t; uo inurr lie- r low pr und of rlug.unit water are I i nil in the vie. niry e i, ..pi, utiy Hi country Is free 1". in IVvi I and t, ue ami bile U.i di-eases that are so c iei. c ii n i In iuntie. he mil is ricli and adunrubiy adapted fui la.r lig whiu', corn outs aud polatoen. Vigcltbl y ii Id pn llt.luliy ami Ibel c I t not it bettor couuliy in tin worul t r lahlng stock. The fu.uur i ut u r. atly ma. ki t lor all f ihh -ui piun i r ps, nearly kill a million d .iais will hi paid uUi annually to luu I ml . n ti b. ? it ii I for . lie toppioi i ,.f it e mil tary otlab1 lib i nl ab eve the i all - nl > . Anthony ttaU amount I palU in H < rie by tin agent nl tile government and a i. 11 pr * poii.on 1 lids tlx w.ey into lln p iC.l -ts of tltu f iiin r? end luochauics. in exruango for their produce anil labor t en i lw I t < roix ami its lril.uta ex ih pin reear v c y . xtenrlve. and huudrtds of laborer* Uud steady ii, ,.ei yn.i nl good prices and ready pay Above the iiicuib ol the t row river, en the gikMlneippI, the r K n

SDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1849 p ncry extends north for throe or four hunlred rnl'as ; it in one of the most extensive in the world, ami the day is not far distant when it will supply the valley of the Mississippi with building materials The eountry bordering upon the head waters of this river is strewed with lurge and beautiful lakes, which are tilled with excellent fish The white-fish are found in them in great abundance, and of very large sine, oven larger than those in Lake Superior ; Red Lake is over one huudred miles in circtunferenoo ; Leech Lake more than fifty, and probably one-fourth part of the country is covered with lakes of the purest water. The sugar-maple is found in great abundance upon tho streams and some of the lakes, and the land is of the finest quality. So soon as the Indian title is extinguished, thousands of lumbermen will find employment in the north. At tho mouth of ("row Wing river there Is now a fort in process of erection ; the site was selected by (fen Brooke ... . . , .. mi i n imiiicu oy ilit' v? i?r i/rpannifnt. Fort (tallies." Two companies, oue of Dragoons and one of Infantry, have been assigned to garrison It. Another fort Is now in contemplation by the government ; It will probably be located near the head waters of Sauk river, about seventy miles west fVoin Kort tialnrs. 1 lie attention of the government has ulsobeen directed to the importance of establi liing a large fort on the Red rivt r of the north ; the Bil l-h government lun already established one on her side of the line, Fort Gary and gurrisoned it with four hundred men. '1 ho vailey of Ited river is one of the richest valleys in the wurld ; mostly rich prairie, skirted with flue groves of timber The population of the valley of this river is nearly twenty thousand mostly half breeds? although there are a great many Kngiish Scotch and French farmers of the first class. The principal settlements are north of the line, and the inhab taots British objects; they raise large herds of cattle. horsesand sheep. Beef. pork, win at. Hour, litis, wool and potatoes are cheap and abundant; heretofore tho trade of this otllcmcnt lias gone to the Hudson Bay. but the settlers are now turuiug their attention south ; tho forts now building remove tile only obstacle that has been in their way?fear of the Sioux Indians of the plains. Last summer about five hundred carts came down from Lord Selkirk's settlement loaded with tho produce of their country, and with money and furs to purchase supplies ront our merchants, 'i bey were much pleased, and fit ui one to two thousand ure expected down the coming summer. It is to be hoped, and has been strongly recommended, that our government will make a treaty with the northern Indians for tho purchase of the valley of the Red river south of 49 deg.. and so soon as it shall be done it w ill be filled witii an industrious and moral set of burdy pioneers, who will soon enrich themselves and the country from tho bouutiful crops tho noil will produce. We hnznrd nothing in saying that Minnesota, before the close of this yeur, will contain twenty thousand people A more intelligent, luiiuntiiuus. ami mural po putatlou. cuuijot be found Tho inhabitants are mostly from the Northern States, and we venture nothing in saying that they cannot be excelled in enterprise and true worth. The climate is remarkably healthy, and w ell suited to F.astern people. Four years ago. one boat a month at St. I'uui. Stillwater, and St. Peters, was looked upon as an event worthy of notice. Last summer the urriwtls amounted to one hundred and fiflylour St. Paul bits sprung up us if by magic ; it now contains marly one thousand inhabitants, anil is the largest, town in the territory except Still water, which is situated at the head of Luke St. Croix, and the most northern point of certain steamboat navigation in Ihu valley of the Mississippi. Stillwater is a large nud (lou rolling town. ttllud with llu? and beautiful cottages that would do credit to uu Knsteru village, with churches, sawmills. &c.; it lias two largo and well-conducted hotels, where travellers can be well accommodated; It is about twenty miles north-oast from the falls of St. Anthony l'artios of pleasure will tlnd a plenty ol tine hunting and trout fishing near this place; the scenery is magnificent, wild and beautiful. The health ol the place is unequalled, and will doubtless he resorted to by invalids ami persons of pleasure; it hits several large and well tilled stores, at which every neccssaiy and many luxuries can be bad, and at moderate rati s At St. raul there are two good public houses, built with reference to the comfort of pleasure parties visiting the falls of St Anthony. There it also a large livery stable. At the falls of St Anthony there are now hut four saws, one shingle, and one lathe machine. A village has sprung up there within a few months. A large hutel is also uuder contract, and will soon be ready for the reception of visiters. The proprietor, frunklin Steele. Ksq . lias engaged a well kuown Eastern man to keep this house. Kegular packets are now running between Galena, Stillwater. St.. Caul, and St. Peters; also, from St. Louis, a daily boat may be depended upon. These packets are of the first class, the fare low. and accommodations equalled by none. At every point on the river the producer finds a ninrket; all he lias to do is to raise a flag, and the first boat stops, and takes whatever he may have to dispose of. Kvery boat that goes up is loaded with goods and supplies, and many are engaged as traders They supply the inhabitants at their doors with eueh articles as they may stand in need of. To the farmer, mechanic, merchant, or professional man, this holds out inducements to be found in uo other new country. The Indians have been removed north, and between them and the whites the strong arm of government has been interposed so that no danger can possibly be apprehended from them, were they disposed to be mischievous; but such is not the case. They have become a weak aud powerless people. THE INDIAN NAME Of MINNESOTA. The cognomen of our territory is the Indian name of the St. Peters river, given from the peculiar character of the water; the hnglish signification of this Sioux word is semi-transparent water, or water not entirely clear, but not muddy water, nor laughing water as we have seen stated. We shall from time to time give the origin and definition of the various Indian names hy which sections of our territory, streams and lakes ars known, and we shall strive to sue them retained, being more euphonious, and also as a memento, fur the race that gave them will soon have passed away. THE I.I'M HER TRADE. The past winter has been a very favorable one, as the ineri a?ed amount of lumber will show, for the logger on the St. Croix and its tributaries in felling the pines and hauling them to the hanks ol the streams, ready to lie floated to the mills in the spring. This kind of gold mining is healthy, producing solid riches for the thousands that may embark in it, aud we have no doubt will prove as productive as those of California, without the dangers of climate. t'nltad Ntntea Circuit Court. Betore J udge Nelson. Mat 1.?Ernest Fiedler ft. Edward Curtis.?-This is an action for money had and received. The sum claimed Is $965 77 The plaintiff is a merchant of this city, in the llussian trade. In 1846. while defendant was Crillerlnr nf this nnrt rif Immn frnm Unmiift lr? the ship Nicolay Savin, arrived here for plaintiff. Th? defendant. under the third subdivision of the tariff law of 1842. which enacted that there should be l? vied an impovt duty of $40 a ton on unmanufactured hi nip, except on Manilla and Indian hemp, upon which $2f> a ton only was to be charged, insisted upon charging *4n u ton on the hemp in question. The plaintiff paid the duly under protest. and the present suit is bp tight to recover it badL It is contended, that, under the sixth and eleventh articles of the treaty of Oth Decimber. 18'12. entered into between the governments ol the United States and Russia, in connection with the clause of the tariff act above mentioned, a different duty is not imposed on Russian hemp from that impost d on Manilla and Indian hemp. The sixth and eleventh art.cles of the treaty are. in substance, oa follows:?Article the Cth?"No higher or other duties shall be imposed on the importation into the United States of any article, the produce or manufacture of llii siH, and no higher or other duty shall be imposed on tile imp' nation Into the empire of Russia of soy articles, the produce and manufacture of the United States, than are or shall be puyable on the like articles, being the produce or manufacture of any other country." 11th Article. If either party shall, however, grunt to any other nation any particular favor in navigation or commerce, it rbull immediately become coiainon to the sther party, freely. when it is freely granted to such other nation, or on yielding tin m compensation when the grant is conditional." 'J he defence has not yet been gone Into, but it is understood that, amongst otlii i dclcnces. the defendant will Insist that there ii a botanical di.Unction between the Russian aud Indian and Vanilla hemp namely, that they uro the produce ul dill' lent species of plants and that this distinction leads lo ariolliar between tin in in trade and commerce, which takes the qucUou out of the treaty. The next d< if, the court has no jurisktctioti in regard to ci inim ic al inatlcs. and if an appeal lies at all. it must b' nui'ii to the Secretary of State, through the Russian Minister at Washington. Adjourned. 1'omt of Oyer nncl Terminer. Before Judge din nd- Aldermen .vdams ami Downing. Mai I Hour ns IVihiam I'irrcr.?Pierce, who win i" nvicti d y terdiiy of manslaughter in the second dcy:io. vh- l.iooelit into n urt tills morning to receive liis fctiti tiC. \ttii tlo court was organized, the Ulsirict Attorney tiioved for judgment. I In convict was .In n put to the i-nr and a-kril by the ch rk why sen:i -I ,ii Ul uoi be ps.sed upon hi in lie replied "ho did not lot tnl lit the lime to kill the. man and if it were net for drink he w uld not tin n he where he was " Ills IP in r then prod i di a to pa-" sentence on him lie said I l,o j lit" J wli tied I In ra e (lid not believe lie ill tended i.t till "tinfe 11 kill the deeea eil . in that 'pillion the i ourtshurid and it. was that belief that saved him tri.m b, mg I'ui'.l guilty of murder; but although tlie ,ii11 and ji ry ante in that belief, the violence with ah eh In (i if) had acted towards the deceased lifter h. had km iked him down and disabled him induced In jiuv toiii.uihat it was a most aggravated ease. I i di r iIiim < ueiiinnaiiees the oiirt felt hound to rimy tin In a (nit to the lull, t extent, and would then f, n ieatenet liiin to v, n years' Imprisonment in i fit StHlt I . ooii at King Sing and to be kept lit hard I.,t>, r >iinnr.i ln? i rm of injprixoumement. The pri,, t i r i. ' ii - ii ii n iv d 'lb, ti ul of .vii fumy Jones, (colored.) Indicted for nr < n in the tirst degree, was tiled for Thursday next. 1 he ( ourt then adjourned 'I he < iirti.l < ourt, was opened, and the jury calendar pn cccdtd with. Uiiinu htnlis Ilistilit Court. Bi fore i udge Betts. I hr 1 i i rd St<U)f iv F.lxj Vfuerr. V S M-irilnl - The District attorney moved forHii attachment this morning Hgiiiiist Mr. Monro for ucontempt in not complying wnh ihe order to pay the $20 i)?)0 taken from on b'aird 1 the Vrig I sun ns. Th? motion was granted, and the attachment directed to the Sheriff of the city of New Aork to be by htm exocuted Tbo service of the order aould not be effected on Mr. Peek, the Deputy Marshal, therefore no application was made against him. [ERA City Intelligence. AITEAIIANCE OF THE CITY ON MAY-DAY IN NEW YORK ?MOVING OP T1IE MASSES. Well, that long looked-for and much dreaded day, the annual pent to Itinerant housekeeper*, ha* passed, and with it, many amusing, comic, trying and pitiful scenes. Ere the morning dawned, those who were obliged to remove were up und doing, preparing for the labor* of the day. At six o'clock thn general moving began: earoets were taken from the floors enveloping the whole house in a dense cloud of dust; while chairs, glasses, baskets of crockery, and every article of household furniture wore carefully . ao ted for the pilgrimage. The children, uuuaed to boiug pulled out of bed at such an hour, commenced screaming; and while mothers sought to quiet thorn, fathers attended to the work of moving. Agreeably to the law, tenants are allowed to hold possession until noon; after which, the landlord has a right to eject them per force; hut it is a courtesy generally extended among tenants, to accommodate each other as inueh as possible. To this latter rule, however, there are some exceptions. A gentleman hired a house in (ireenwich street, and wits to have possession on the uOlh of April. Accordingly, on that day iio procured a cartuian and had his furniture removed, when, to his astonishment, the tenant then in possession positively refused admission to the goods or to the family, entirely forgetting that himself and family a wife probably in delicate health, as the gentleman had whom he refused, might be placed in the same unpleasant position. He permitted the goods lo be placed in a basement, rather than that they should be put upon the premises then in his possession. Such uncourteous conduct, uu sueli an occasion, is, to say the least, reprehensible ; and were tlio same principles generally followed, the first day of May would be attended with still more unpleasantness than now. In the midst of the excitement, the carts currying the furniture through Broadway, were brought to a stand, in consequence of a tight between two gentlemen (?), who were stepping into the affections of each other, a In llyer and Sullivan, in t,nc style. One of them was perfectly Sullivanlzed, while tile other mounted the steps of a store near by, and harangued the crowd who had gathered, upon the justice ol his victory. After the melee had ended, and tlie crowd partially dispersed, the carts again touk up the line of march to their point of destination. In the Sixth avenue was a scene calculated to move the most thoughtless. About half-pnst twelve o'clock, the goods of a poor widow, composed of a miserable looking bed and bedstead, three chairs, u few pieces of crockery, and several other small things, the whole value of which would not exceed twouty dollars, were thrown from the fourth story of a house, and herself and three little children, with scarce enough of clothing to cover thorn, were unmercifully thrust forth upon the world. The woman was represented to he honest and industrious; hut having failed to pay five dollars which was duo, she was thus ruthlessly ejected, without a home for herself and children. She had never before failed to pay her rent, und, weeping, sought some kind friend, who would render that aid which would restore that comfort to hrr little family which they had before enjoyed which truly was little cuougll. The lieartIcfs landlord was not present, and it was probably well for him thHt in; was'not, for the crowd who had been attracted thither manifested the greatest indiguatlou ; and his countenance would have Buffered some; as one present declared, If lie could see him, he would teach him that tlie Door were nosstssed of fucllmr as well as t ho rich. This can1 was the only oue which caiuc under our immediate notice, but doubtless there were many more of like diameter. By four o'Olook la the afternoon, the moling was well nigh over with ; but a trouble greater than that of preparing to move, was yet to come. The parlor furniture was thrown into the rooms which it was to adorn fur another year, if the owner of it did not tail to pay up the rent. In such u hurry of business, of course, there cannot be much care ex- i ercised. and the consequence was, that great damage, as nsual. was done to to the furniture ; several pieces of choice sets of china broken and any quantity of small things lost, many of which were valuuble, especially those of jewelry, which were the keepsakes of old and probably departed friends. It was a wretchedly horrid iluy, especially to those who were muring for the tlrst time, many of whom declared that if they were again obliged to change, tin y would relinquish housekeeping altogether Night drew on, whuu every street was lighted with the burning of a score or less of old straw beds. In thutact theriqwss murder most foul; creeping things, which for months had laid in quiet, were in u moment reduced to ashes; but their groans could not be heard, and therefore, excited on sympathy. This moruiag breaks upun New York and although apparently in its usuul business train, ail is confusion aud disorder, which will not be arranged for weeks to como. May day comes but once a year.und why not let people have n change. They desi-c it. and who shall dare obj< ct; but the great difficulty is. that when one moves, it brows out of gear a dmeu others, all of whom must rhaugr. before the circle lliry eoiupos* can be properly dovetailed to its original positiuu. Improvements of the City Ham..?The Common Counril which is about to retire, or some of the members thereof, have made some very important changes and improvements in the arrangements of the City Hall. 'J he tiovernor's room has been thoroughly repainted. and the portraits are hung in proper order and good taste. The room formerly used for the Vise i liancellor's Court, bus been added to the room, which makes it just one-third larger tliun before. The finest improvement of the w hole is a beautiful tapestry carpet comprising three hundred and eighty yards, which was uiaiiuliictured in this city. Another prominent improvement is the new library on the first floor; it is most beautifully fitted up. and the cases urrunged in good order. 1 hose improvements with ail the rest which have been ruilly needed, have been brought about and executed under the energy of Aldermen ( roliue and Stevens, both of whom are about to retire, and whose services will be greatly missed, if in the new ommon Council there are not more energetic and persevering inun than the councils are generally composed of. There are many other improvements awaiting the action of the new bisird. and it is to be hoped they will have an eye to economy, and work at as little* expense as the improvements above spoken of have cost. Kisr. at the New York Hotel.?A fire broke out about two o'clock on Tuesday morning, in the New York Hotel, on Broadway, between Washington and W'averlcy Places, which was damaged, together with furniture, to the amount of $15 HOO The fire originated in a pantry attached to the dining room, and so rapid were the flames, that they.burst through the roof before they could be subdued. Tlie dining room is on VVavcrlcy Place, near the centre of the building, between the front and rear wings, to tliu latter of which there is I no street entrance, and which at the time contained several hundred persons, many of whom were children and ladies, and for whom there was a poor chance for escape, had the fire spread to that part of the building. The greatest consternation prevailed; ladles, with their children in their arms, running in every direction, and crying for help, fearful that in a few moments more they would fall victims to the raging element. The greatest composure was manifested by the officers of the house, who did much to abate the alarm which had been created All the rurniture in the parlor below was seriously Injured. If not entirely destroyed; while in tho chambers above, everything was destroyed. Mr. Man- | not's loss, in furniture. ?c.. is perhaps *8 000. which Is probably fully insured; and the damage to the house, *7 000. which is also insured. In all building* like the New York Hotel, there should be an entrance from the rear, that persons might escape in the event ot a conflagration; whereas, without it, many would perish. WuLUMHi'in Ferry.?There was quite an excite ment at Feck slip yesterday morning in consequence of the new ferry company putting on their boats. The lease of the old company did not expire until noon, and the new used one of the slips of the Fulton ferry. The old company refuse to give up thn slip, and chained one of their boats so that the new company's boats could not get in 8everal of the member* of the Common Council were present, but all their remonstrances were ol no avail, and they moved an ejection of the parties holding over. The refural of the superintendent of the old company to obey the Harbor Master, and remove hi* boat, led to his arrest, and the boat was towed out. and the new company placed in possession of the slip At Williamsburg the excitement is very great, and the new company have given to the old one formal notice that they shall use compulsory means to eject ihem If the slip Is not given up. The boats of the new company are largo, and equal in point of safety to any of the boats of the city ferries, while those or the old i one are small and objectionable to those who have to cross the ferry. This difficulty has been in embryo for me time past, and is just now In ginning to burst with all its fury There are yet some rich scenes to be en- | acted relative to this ferry, all of which will be duly noticed. Arhivalok Emigrants.?During the month of April, there arrived at this port from Europe. Jd.4.1(1 emigrants' 'there were arrivals yesterday, of '2.870. of whom 558 were on board the ship Constitution; and notwithstanding the great number, there was no case of death or sickness, other than the sea-sickness, during the pasmgc. Il iss a sr. or no. Heart.?The < oroner held an inque it yesteiday. at the tilth Ward station house on the body of .Noali Ward, nged 40 years, a native of Virginia It s| p> ars the deceased was in poor health for a year pastr and was troubled with palpitation of the heart, and yesteiday he lilt suddenly In the street at ihe corner of Stanton and Suffolk streets, and expired almost initio Uiately Verdict di nth by disea. o of the heart Attack on " Nt o Buntli.nk's f)w-i."?Yesterday afternoon si me two or three fellows made au attack on he a indows of " Ned Buntllne's" s n p, in Hroadway. *i m y broke two panes of glass, and threw a barrel into t'rn shop over the counter, endeavouring to ossuult the yoi eg mini in attendance. More Pr.vKLorEMints.?Our excellent Coroner. Dr. U it11 is was engaged yesterday, at St Paul's Church fird In the exhuming of the body of Mrs Hardcnbr ok, wife of Hr. Iiardouluook who is n >w under i r i.'ll o< besti r, on a charge of p lisouing a Mr. v < tt. tin- trial for which is ret down for vlonday next, i he hi ily ot Mr* Harden!rook line been in the vault about ii vi ii mon'.hs. and upon an order issued by the ourtat. Hcch sHr. ' oroiler Walters disinterred the |i dy y i * teiday. which was found to present a very Co.. e - -!-< i. and aft - r being duly Identified, a pott " *' ' " 1 ' e 'ii.acu, liver, and kidnies 1 L D. TWO CENTS. wore placed into the hand* of one of our skilful ehamiatit. f?r analy/atlon; therefore, the inquest will not be held until the rhemlst ha* accomplished hie labor which nmy possibly extend unlil some time next wo k; meantime, the *ii*piciun?ontortained will be kept secret until the day ofthe inquest. Theatrical and Mualral. BowkrtThka i ht ?The gloomy play ofth?"8trangor'i via performed last evening. J. W. tVallack taking the Vint of tho misanthrope, anil Mr-. Wallaek that of Mm. Ilaller. They both played admirably wall, and la the more affecting scenes, wo noticed among tha an. dience many a handkerchief used to dry tba tears which tha truthful acting on the stage called forth. Mr. liilhert wui> caet. aa old Solomon?the man of correspondence?and Winnnv as hia won Tob'aa. Their comicalities served, somewhat, to iighton the gloomy story of this piece. The "Stranger" ia by no moaiu a favorite play with us. and it is only admirable actingsuch us was given last evening?that can at all make it popular, we should think The audience were very numerous, and testified their great appreciation of tha efforts ot'the Wnllaeks, and the rest of the performers, by the most hearty applause The admirable drama of the "Power of Gold." concluded the entertainments. This piece is oue of the most interesting that has over been produced, and wo trust the manager will often bring it forward To-night the "Bridal ' wilt be performed once more. It .has bccu so enthusiastically received on each occasion of its purf -nuance, during tho Wallacks' engagement, that il will, to satisfy all. be played again this evening for the last time, as with tonight euds the engagement of the Wallacks. To-morrow evening they will take their benefit, and make tlicir very hist appearance. Broadway Theatre.?There wu a large attendance at the Broadway last night, to witness Mr. Forrest's performance in tho part of Jack Cade. Whatever may be the opinion of historians or politicians an to tho original Jack Cade, certainly th's drama makes up well for the stage, and Mr. Forrest's personation of heprinnipal character is an excellent one for showing oil his best points Mr. I-', was in tine playing order last evening, and gave full force to the telling points. The audience were delighted, and greeted the expressions of liberal sentiment, which be uttered froiu lima to time, with great approbation This play, unlike many of the pieees which are written for individuals, has quite a number of respectable parts for distribution among the stock company. Miss K. Wallaek played Marinnuc in a style highly creditable to her; and Mr. Vucho. us Wnt Worthy, made tho ehuracter entrusted t" him quite a feature in the piece. Mr, Uyott also played his part, that of Lord Clifford, with the ability which usually distinguishes ills acting The piece, on the whole. Went off exceedingly well. It la one of Mr. Forrest's best. The bill fur the evening concluded with tho new petite comedy of ' Who Speaks First ?" in which Messrs. Dyott, Luster and Bernard and Mcsdamcs Wallaek and WaLts wore cast. Mr. Forrest takes a benefit to-uiglit. on whloh occasion be will appear as Bpartacus, in the tragedy of tha " Gladiator." Natiomal Theatric.?Tho house was very well attended last evening, and the entertainments, whloh consisted of Rosliia Meadows," " Now York as It Is," and tho " Momentous Question," passed oil well. Several benefits will take place this woek To-night, Mr. A. II. Purdy will take his, and we have no doubt he will liuvu a very crowded one. Mr I'urdy manages the ar , rangcincnts in tho front of the house, and to his efforts the audiences are much indebted for tho comfortable manner in which they are seated. Quite a long list of artists have volunteered their services on the occasion. J. It. Scott, among them, will appear in his famous oharater of Captain Copp, in "Charles II." Signer Francisco, the famous juggler, will ulso appear during the evening; and Miss Gertrude Dawes, Mr. Yates, and Mr. Selilim will dunce. Chanfrau will appear as Mono, in ins v itiiKirma in p, anil iuu Urania of the "Lost Diamonds" will also be played. Booth will ting some ofHla most comic songs. and. altogether. the entertainment* will bo very varied. We believe ( upturn Purdy will have a flue lioure to-night. Hid friend* will not forget this occasion. Biiiton'b Theatre.?" Jtomance and Reality" waa produced again last evening to a well filled house?Mr. Burton, as Asper Manley. and Mr.hynne, as Oliver Manley?and played with ability ; Mr. Jordan, too, as Frank Meredith, the ardent young Virginiun, and Miss Chapman. as Rosabel, were likewise excellent; Jack Swift, by Mr. Brougham, and Blossom, by .Mrs. Brougham brought from the delighted audience renewed applause The very popular dauce called the -Polka." was given in a style of elegance by Miss Walters and Mr. Fredericks The evening's entertulninent concluded with the luughable farce of the "Illustrious Stranger," in which Mr Burke takes the comical character of Billy Bowbrll, a Cockney, shipwrecked on his travels. This is a very amusing farce, and well worth soeiug, especially by those who love to laugh. To-night will will be given. ''Romance and Reality,"and the "Spectre Bridegroom.'' Siaiis.?There are at present in this city many attractive artists, who are anxious to be employed,and who would bo great cards for managerial prollts ; yet, although the public are anxious tor variety, manager* eem regardless ot their own Interest. Among those at present not engaged are Madame and Nl. Leati, who are excellent voculista, and the truly rccouiplished dunmum, Madame Augusta. Christy's Miner ukl*.?For those whose tempers are at all "riled up," by the miseries of May day la New York, we would say, there is "Balm in Oiload"?let them go to hear I hristy's folks to-night. The admirable music and rare art of these darkies, to say nothing of their racy ''VoyageMusicals" aud graceful daucing.will chase away the blues from the most continued hypochondriac. Their programme for this evening is first, rate) New Ohi eans Si sen aders - T he changesand chances of moving day bring no changes for the immovable Sercnadcrs. We call them immovable, as they are so lirinly lixed ia public estimation, their room is nightly ciowded with beauty und fashion and tbey fully satisfy the expectations of the most exacting of critics. Tonight tbey give their grand burlesques, songs, lie., as usual. Alexander.?Wo are requested to state that the Alexander now performing in the States is not the Ucrr Alexander, the great magician, as he is now in Mexico. Vokitlandi it's Microsi oMic Views will open at the Chinese Assembly Rooms, on Monday evening next. Ikelheimer'b Concert.?The musical entertainment of this distinguished youthful artist will come off en Monday evening next, at the Tabernacle. Castee Garden.?Thin favorite resort will open on 8onday evening next, with a Sacred Concert. | Madame Anna Bishop.?This excellent cantatrice. accompanied by Bochsa. the harpist, has arrived at llavunu. nod is now performing at the Tacon theatre. Miss Brienti Is very successful lu opera at Cincinnati. The Baker Family, by special invitation, were at the White House. W Wellington, a lew eveuings ago. Their singing afforded much gratification to the distinguished personages there; after which they were Invited by tlie amiable and accomplished lady. Mrs. Col Bliss, who does with so much grace and diguity the houora of the President's mansion, to partake of Its hospitalities. The concert of the Boston Dramatic Fund Association. which took place in that city on Saturday evening last, was numerously attended, i'edcseo'a concert was not well attended, owing to the unpropltlou* state of the weather, but, nevertheless, her singing was vv?iiuiu?. Mr. Wilson's concert at St. f.ouix has given unqualified satisfaction. Ax a vocalist, the pre** speaks (if him in most complimentary terms. Ou the 24th ult. Mr. Yandeuhoff played Othello, at Louisville, to n crowded audience Mrs. Wilkinson acquitted herself ver y creditably in the character of Den dtmona. Brooklyn City Intelligence. linooxi.i .* Naiv V aru?I ho yard present* quite lively appi uranrc. and the different works are going on with great rapidity. There are now employed In thss* work" 7(H) baud*. A largo building is being erected, for the purpose of storing away the iron and eopper to be used in ship building, and for other purposes. One of Bishop's heavy patent derricks is also in procc"H of erection 't he receiving ship North Carolina, ha* been moved further down the stream, to enable the hand* to excavate the channel to a depth snfficiont tor a line-of-battlu ship to conic up to the dock for repair* 1 he I nitrd Slate* "loop of war Vincennc*, which wa* formerly employed in captain Wilkes's exploring expedition ha* been cut down from a Ur*t class frigate to a xi ootid class, and has been thoroughly repuirid from xli in to "tern The workmen were bMy caulking her. and getting rccily 1 r launching her, whirli will b>; d lie hi ah .ut a in until. The frigate < uuiberland 1" now being mted. an I will be reaily for si a iu two or three week* ller dc-lination la supposed to be tlie Mi diieiiaiieun St n hul nothing definite!* known about hei Die *tea in propeller Legare is also lit ling out t"r iln eon. t n i iice. and will he reaily probably by Satin day next. 1 lie dry is progressing at tbe pn m ni tune with gr. .,t rapidity; tho uumbor of hands employed in t?! work i.? about 500 It is contemplated tb;;t tliir* alupiudou* work will be done in iibout nine mouth*. It ? cli In; large enough for the largest \i "sels to enter, where they will be more secure lb cm the bt"l anchorage could aUord them. The pre;ent rate* of couipi nsatton for wm k iu the yard, arc, for ihip carpi liters. for machinist*. led; for house ear pent; rs. >1 Ik},. and common laborers, 1. But these rates vary. we are told aeeording to the price* given for work in tlie two neighboring cities: that is to ray. il wag. - are in tlie city, the hands in the yard receivi the rami; and likewise, if they are reducid The hand" in the yacd complain bitterly of the favoilti-ni shown to the Nort Ik station; and it i* mships aiicong them, the Nail Jacinto, have beeu lying torud that they have had more to do in that place than tiny c<uid attend to. wliilo some of tbe here, wnitingfor?ight or nine months lor orders, decor It Co . ot New t ork who hint the contract for building the engiui * of this frigate, have sold it to a Philadelphia tirm. at an adi auce of JIMWO on tbe original contract. '1 lie frigato Ituritau. twenty days from Norfolk, was obliged to put in here to be caulked, end tbe rkcu-a giti ii w a* i hat thi y had no time to do It at the other station 1 his ?com* ti? be a wrong state of thing*, and it is a matter of regret that the work Is not more evenly divided among the different station*. ( unit Calendar Title Day, Circuit Cotnt.?itoni ill*) to JOO. J

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