Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 4, 1849, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 4, 1849 Page 1
Text content (automatically generated)

TH NO. 8446. The Events in the British Frevinoes. Our Canadian Correspondence. Montreal, May I, 1819. Assault on the Governor?Address to Him, and His Reply?State of Feeling in Montreal, fyc. fyc. At 2 o'clock yesterday, the hour appointed for the representative of British Majesty to make Ins en trie into the capital of the Canada?, the streets were thronged with thousands of excited citizens, of all classes and creeds. As the hour wore slowly on, the expectation of the multitude rose and fell, as the various rumors swept by them. At one time, a despatch had been sent, representing /lannnr tn him fit* pnmintT in armrlipr tlmt hp was seriously ill; and, lastly, that he was already on his way, liut through the back streets. The last vibration from the tower of the English Church, had hardjy announced the hour of three, when tne ciang of amis and the tramp of horses, with the deeper roll of the carriage, announced the approach of the Vice Royul cortege. The crowd ?I people extended througn Great St. James street, the Place D'Armes, into Notre Dame, to the government house, near Donegunu's Hotel. Hardly had the escort entered Great .St. Jatncs street, at a gallop, than a prolonged how;!, such as has never been heard in tins metropolis before, and 1 think never will be again, rose from the people, mingled with curses, both loud and deep. As he passed the barracks, his eye cnught the flag of England floating half-mast high, and I thought his hp quivered. Tne yells never ceased all this time, and at the entrance into the Place D'Armcs, u more serious reception awaited him. Stones, eggs, and dirt, fell in profusion about his ears. At this point?tne entrance to Notre Dame street from the Place D'Arms? a company of the 23d Regiment were stationed, who closed in behind the troop after it had passed, and inarched to the guard house opposite Nelson column, and then were drawn across the street. As his Lordship passed the court house, a greut number of persons, who were hanging on to the iron railings, irom their elevated position, cast stones and eggs into the carriage. Three eggs struck, and one stone, which cut bis hunds. Ilis bruther, Col. Rruce, was also in the equipage. The Governor General having been safely carried into the Government House, the next job to be accomplished was the managing to bring the representatives of the people to his presence. At 4 o'clock, forty radical members left the Ronsecour Market, St. Paul street?the present Parliament House?(which is immediately behind the old Government House,) headed by the ministry. Their appearance was the signal lora terrific yell and a shower of stones, which were cast over the heads of the 6oldiery who protected them. A French magistrate, surrounded by soldiers, read three or lour words of the riot act, and ordered the troops to fire; but the Colonel, Sir II. Dalrytnple. of the_ 71st regiment, saw no necessity for it, and laughingly commanded his men to charge. The people and soldiery, amidst united laughter, scampered, and advanced, for about three hundred Yards, when the crowd halted, and gave three cheers for the 71st regiment, and lor their devil of a commander, Sir H. Dalrymple. So low did tire troops cariy their bayonets, that half a dozen men ran the points into the blocks, and were nearly Eitched on their heads. In the meantime, the ractners proceeded up a little back jane into Notre Dame street, where they were again received with eggs and stones, and ut last reached the steps of Government House. To describe the upi>earance the "choice of the people" presented at this moment, is the work of no mortal pen. Ministers with shattered tiles, seconders of rebellion losses covered with unsavory yelks ot rotten eggs, and countenances ns pale as death, made up the scene. These men entered the Government House, in this disgusting plight, to offer the following address to the representative of British sovereignty in Canada, congratulating him on the peace of the country f. AlHlltESS. Mat it slf.ase Yolk Excellency:?We, her Majesty's dutiful nud loyal subjects, the Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, have witnessed, with feelings of deep sorrow and indignation, the proceedingN of a mob of riotous and disorderly inhabitants ot this city, who, in n time of profound puace and tranquillity, have committed several wanton and disgraceful outrages, as well upon persons as property, the most prominent of which is the destruction of the building occupied by the two Houses of Parliament. At such u moment of excitement, we feel it to be due to ourselves and our constituent" to assure your Excellency of the devoted loyalty and attachment of the people of Canada to the person and government of our beloved sovereign, and of their earnest desire to preserve the connection with the parent state. We further beg leave to express to your Excellency our deep sense of the justice and impartiality which has uniformly characterized the constitutional government of your Excellency, while assisted by the couu els of your former as well as your present advisers, without reference to the policy of either. " While wc sincerely hope that the tranquillity of the city is now substantially restored, we feel it our duty to assure your Excellency of our cordial support of any measure which your Excellency muy find it necessary to take for the preservation ot thu public peace, and we pledge ourselves to make good any expense thut your Excellency muy have found it necessary, or may yet find it necessary, to incur, for the accomplishment of that object." A Governor-General, boasting of his royal descent, in a similar plight ap Ins ministers, replied us follows:? answer Cf His Excellency the Governor-General to the Address of the Legislative Assembly, of Suturday, the 2Sth April. 1S4!). on the subject of the burning of the building occupied by the two Houses of the Legislature, and the outrages committed subsequent thereto. "Uentlkmkn?I receive with gratitude your loyal and dutiful address. I lament the outrages of which this city has been the theatre during the past few days, and more especially the destruction of the building occupied by the Houses of i'arltnment. with the valuable j libraries, of which the Province had so good reason to be proud. " .My confidence in the good sense, moderation and loyalty of the body ot thu people is, however, in no degree shaken by what lias occurred. "it is satisfactory to me to receive the assurance that the course of justice and impartiality which i have followed, in the discharge of the functions of my high office, meets yeur approval That course is prescribed to me by my duty to my Sovereign and to the inhabitants of the Province. \ free people can hardly fail to discover, in the faithful obaervanco of all eonstitu lioiiai guuruniitv*, tuc u?*pv svkuhj iui mt [nv.m t?tion of their rights and liberties. " No effort* will be wauling mi iny part to secure the preservation ot the peace of the city, and i sincerely trust thai by the exertions of the Legislature and Kx ecutlru authorities, and the co-operation of all the fHends of order, this object may he accomplished." in the meantime the musses remained 111 anxious ex|>ectutiun to again see the 41 light at'the Viceregal countenance and the countenances of the rabble denoted mischief. At a <iu:irter to live o'clock, the carriage and escort set off at a gallop, and took the people unawares. Instead ot returning as they had come, they duelled down Ft. hems street, up to Siherbrookc street. The infuriated populace, better acquainted with the town, jumped into cabs and cillerie s, iind dMslied up the mum street; and, lace to face, they met at the junction of Slierbrookc and this street?as had fortune would have it, in the immediate neighborhood of a heap of stones, with which Ins Kxeelleucy and escort were vigorously and brutally pelted. It of course only lasted v for a lew moments, Imt sufficiently long to smash his carriage to pieces, cut his lordship's face, and seriously injure his otherwise popular brother, Colonel Bruce. In doing 4m. 'he mob have made a false step ; and it is likely to estrange many devoted leaders, amongst the gentry, from the cause. Atter the crowd retired, a large body of them mine in cuntuei with Mr. ligan, iVj.i'. for Ottawa, who has supported the ministry, and betrayed Ins constituents. He was severely beaten. Ncvcral small stiver liulils also occurred. Alter the departure ol Lord Klgin, the members returned to the House; and, alter th- r?j ly had been read, they adjourned. Mr. John 1 wing, whose appointment as Chief Magistrate I mentioned in my Inst letter, has since declined the appointment. Lieut. Boucher, the Town Mayor of Kingston, arrived in town yesterday, for the put pose of representing the excited state of the i'pper Province to .Sir Benjamin Il'l'rlmn, and tint, if something is not done immediately, there will be a revolution. Last night a telegraphic despatch was received in town, front Quebec, staling that a deputation of six French Canadians had left that city, in the steamer, for Montreal. As -con as this report became known, it was determined to receive them with all due honor. Accordingly, this morning an escott was ready, to conduct them to the nearest huein, numbering several hundred, armed with muskets, pitchforks, Ac. Arc.: hut the deputajion slyly landed at the Jonquil Ferry, a mile bciow I he city. The petition to recall Lord Llgin is rapidly filling up. A meeting lias been held in Kingston, and a petition to the Quern, to recall Lord Flgin, is circulating for signature. The city is at present . t. Nothing doigg in butino ?. Au r< voir, r. E NE' NEWSPAEK ACCOUNTS. [From the Quebec Mercury, April 28 ] The late disastrous events at Montreal are of ho all-engrossing a character, that it is almost impossible to think speak, or write npou any other subject at the present time ; anil this has been the constant theme of conversation throughout the city, sinee the urrival of the news, by teledraph, of the destruction of the House 0 Parliament by lire, consequent on the sanctioning by Lord Klgin. of the Rebellion Losses Indemnity bill 1 hat it might be enacted into law, quietly and tub tiItnho. his Kxcellency was advised to come down to the Parliament Buildings, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and approve, in her Majesty 's name, of forty-one other bills besides. But the report spread like wildfire, and in a very short time a considerable erowd luid assembled in frout of the building, where the excitement soon becumc intense. Unequivocal marks of personul disrespect were shown by the multitude to Lord Llgin, on his leaving the house, by the casting of eggs ami other inoffensive missiles at his carriage; and the effervescence continued increasing, until the whole of the Parliament buildings were totally destroyed, aud several private residences ransacked by the exasperated portion of the people. The tone, " trifling an J light as air,'" lately assumed by some of the influential Knglish papers, in commentiug on thin measure, just sanctioned by the Representative of our Majesty, has hud. in our estimation, more effect than could have becu supposed in exciting the dissatisfaction and angry feelings of the conservative and loyal party in Montreal, or ever contemplated by the people in Kngland. It is Impossible for the moat unbiassed mind, on the other side of the Atlantic, to judge, or form a just and correct appreciation of the present state of things in this country, from the information derived from the ptiidic newspapers that may be sent out to them. Is it at all likely that a correct conclusion can ho arrived at by parties who tnke for granted all that they may read in the Montreal Pilot (the accredited organ of the present responsible government) and pronounce ou the legality and propriety of the measures forced through our purlinmcut by the present administration ! The statement of the case by the present Ministers, (if they ever stated it at all.) relating to the translation of Mr. Justice Bedurd to the Montreal bench, should it ever be obtained by the public, will probably be a fair erl terlon of the reliance to lie placed in the integrity uud honesty of purpose of this party. Is it possible that there is no unbiassed, unprejudiced nobleman, still living in Kngland. acquainted with the history of Canada tor the last half century, who could be consulted on the present aspect of our aifairs. and the causes which brought them to their present crisis! Could the persevering and constantly conciliating policy of Great Rritain towards Lower Canada, have justitled the rebellion of 1837 and 18.38! That the promoters and ringleaders of that unnatural and unprovoked mad movement should have been punished with the utmost severity of the law, was to be expected; they richly deserved it. in the opinion of every good and faithful subject of his sovereign. That they were all ot them gencrou.-ly pnrdoncd and forgiven, no one could have wondered, who was acquainted with the merciful disposition of the British government. But that those self same individuals should be placed in the most lucrative and honorable offices in the country; afterwards help their friends and associates to all the government patronage, and cap the climax, by actually lakiug out of the public chest ?00,000 to Indemnify themselves and fellow companions whilst In open rebellion against her present Maiesty. is almost more than human patience can hear, particularly ill the year of our Lord, lblO. [From the same ] REBELLION LOSSES DEMONSTRATION. As the passing events of the lust eighteen months in Kuropc testify, civil commotions and disasters are contagious, or if not, they are most certainly epidemic ?for no sooner had I'uris hoisted the Hag of liberty, in the vain endeavor to shake of the thraldom of tyranny and absolutism, than all the continental powers of Kuropc must follow in the walee?some by the commission ot deeds of barbarism and Vandalism, and others by less appalling ipd almost childish iHijihji of desperation. We regret having to record one of this last description of freaks, indulged in by a few hot-headed individuals in our community, who, to give vent to their indignation at Lord Klgiti sanctioning the rebel bill, must, forsooth, burn the eiHgy of his Kxccllency in no less a conspicuous place, to be sure, than the I'laco d'.V lines, opposite St. George's Hotel, where his lordship resided while on his short visit to Uueboo, now nearly two years since. The t iligy was carried up Mountain Hill." and in the foolish attempt of some of the young admirers of liberal government! to rescue the representation of the governor from the burning pile?was despoiled ot its nether garments, according to some accounts. and of its lower extremities, by the latest intelligence we have been able to collect?but was however uimiij |>uuuvij uuiucu uiiu ucmrnjiu. nilllUSl lOUll shouts and vociferous acclamations! As may bo imagined. this noisy and brilliant display was rat nor alarming to the neighborhood?more particularly as a number of children were then assembled in the largo room of the hotel?it being unfortunately the evening selected by Miss McCaffrey for her juvenile ball of tho saason. However, with the exception of a broken huad or two, who took refuge In the lobby of tho hotel so near at hand, causing sonic turmoil and uproar for a few minutes only, tranquillity was soon restored, and the dancing wus resumed with proper spirit. Wo understand that one of the soi-ditant liberals was dispossessed of a pistol which was discharged in the turmoil; and a gentleman obnoxious to the ministerial party received a very severe blow on the head, which would have probably been serious, but for the cap which the former very fortunately wore at tho time. A company of the military was quickly on the spot, but their services wore not required. Several times during the evening hearty cheers for the Queen w ere offered up, and especially at the conclusion of the burning in ofllgy ol hor unworthy representative. We have just learned that one of the " bo-hoys'1 was wounded by a shot from a pistol, and that an arrest was made, but that the party wounded being a friend of tho woundrr, tho affair is looked upon as accidental, and no prosecution w ill take place in consequence. The wound was only a slight llesli wound. Annlventartea for 184V. SERMONS. Sundav. May 6. Foreign Evangelical Society?by Rev. Kay rainier, at the Ulcecker street ( liurch. 7,', I'. M. New Vork Eible Society?by Rev. Dr. Edward Beccber, at the Tabernacle, 7|i I'. M. American Home Missionary Society?by Rev. Albert Barnes, at the Mercer street Church, 7,'j 1'. M. Monday, May 7. American Protestant Society? by Rev. Dr. Murray, at Dr. Phillips'Church, corner Fifth Avenue and 11th street, 7^ P. M. , Sunday. Mat 13. ^American andjfForeign Sabbath Union?by Rev. Dr. Sprsgue, at Dr. rotta'sChurch, 7>i P. M. ANNIVERSARIES, Monday, May 7. American Seaman's Friend Society?Tabernacle, 7j? P. M. Tursdav. Mat 8. American Anti-Slavery Society?Tabernacle, 10 A. M. American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society?Tubernaclc, 3 P. M. New York and American Sunday School UnionCentral Presbyterian Church, Broome street,7)i I'. M. Foreign Evangelical Society?Dr. Huttou's Church, on Washington Square, 7,'? P. M. American Moral Reform and (iuardian Society? Church of the Puritans, on Union Square, 7;i P. M. New York State Colonization Society?Tabernacle, 7,'i P. M. Wednesday, Mat 9. American Trari Snr-ii'tv?Tuh#pnnAl? 1a 1 m institution for the Blind? Tabernacle, 4 p. M. American Home Missionary Society?Tabernacle, 7*? r. M. American Society for Meliorating the Condition of the Jews?Dutch Deformed Church, corner Greene and Broome Greet*. 7P.M. American I'nion of Asgneiationista?Lyceum Building. Broadway, 10 A. M. TnvnsPAv, Mat 10. American Bible Society?Tabernacle, 10 A. M Institution for the Deaf and Dumb?Tabernacle,4 l\ M. American Temperance I'nion?Tabernaele.j7>? P. M. American Protestant Society?Mercer street Church 7X P, M. evangelical Alliance?Reformed Dutch Church, cor ncr Lafayette Place and Fourth street, 7,'? P. M. Fripav,Mav 11. American Board of ( omuiissioucrs for Forc.en Missions?Tabernacle, 10 A. M. AiFtirs in Rhode Ist.A\r>.?The Legislature of mot at Newport, on Tuesday, 1st inst. In the Senate. Wlngate Hayes was elected < lerk. In the House, Jus. C. Hidden, ot Providence, was unanimously chosen Speaker, and Benjamin Karnes and Thomas Durfee were appointed Clerks. In the afternoon, the votes for State officers were canvassed For Governor and Lieutenant Governor, they were us follows:? Votes for Governor.. .8.614 Votes for 1.1. Got. . . .7.426 Necessary for a choice 4 308 Necessary for a choice. J,714 Korily. ft. Anthony. .6.081 For Thomas Whipple. 4.024 Adnah Sackett. . .12 K'>4 Thos. J Hazard. .2 949 Kdward Harris... 4f>s Jacob D. Babcok. 444 Scattering 112 Scattering 409 Majority tor Anthnny.1.647 Majority for Whipple. 8 J 2 ( or Si cretnry of 8tnte there was no choice. < liristo. pher K. llobbins wanting 745 votes to elect him. Joseph M Blake was elected Attorney General, by a majority of 1.668. and Stephen < ahoone. General Treasurer. ivy 1.788. The oath of office was then administered to the Governor and Lieutenat Governor, by the Secretary of State, and to the Attorney General and General j Treasurer, by the Governor. The Governor was then escorted to 111 'piarters. The Hkitisii Navigation Law.?Tin* reply of the l nited States government to inquiries made by the British (jhurgt- d'Atlinrea respecting the proposed relaxation of the British navigation laws, his neon published and presented to the House ot Commons of the British Parliament. The reply -tales lliat a pacific proposal had been made by the 1'iesident of the I nited States to the liritish government, through Mr. Bancroft, by a note addre.-sod to Lord l'ahnerston, duted lid November, 1S47, to eonelude a treaty providing "that liritish thips could trade from any port in the world to any port in the I'nited State-, and l>e received, protected, and, in respect to charges and duties, treated like American ships, if, reciprocally, American ships could in like manner trade front any pi it in the wot Id to any port under the dominion <if } r Britannic Majesty.''?Arit ftiMfigr ircr. W YO MORNING EDITION THE CALIFORNIA EMIGRANTS. j ii Their Movements by Sea and Land. tcuca auu uiuuvuia uu tuv wi?ci*u. &r, &c. Ac. Onr Flying Correspondence. Bitio Osceola, Kio Janeiro, March 13, 1819. Hie Perils of the Voyage?Throwing Over the Deck J1 Load?Sad Pate of the Emigrants' Treasures? t Incidents?Dinner Party on the Eyuator?Arrivals at Rio, 4rr., S/-c., $*r. j The Osceola, J unies Fuirfowl, commander, bound j for El Dorado of the nineteenth century, Cali* j fornia, dropped anchor in (his port, 011 the 6th 111st., \ after a passage of 17 days from the Capes of the 1 Delaware. During the first eleven days of the c passage, we encountered a succession of north- { erly gales, which continued to rage with increased c violence, until the 29th of January, when the c Captain ordered the principal part of the deck load j to be thrown overboad, to ease the vessel, as she | was straining very much, and, some imagined, in 1 danger of going " down below." With the excep- c tion of a few ship's stores, the deck load belonged to the passengers, and consisted of provisions, brandy, and house frames, together with sundry ' gold washers. Several of the passengers, unfor- ' tunately, had their entire freights on deck, con- ' si sl ing of provisions for their subsistence during j their stay 111 California Poor fellows ! they will ' be in a sad plight 011 landing in that far-distant country, without provisions, friendless, and almost penniless. j The throwing overboard a deck loud at sea, for ? the purpose ol saving the ship, is any thing but plea- r sunt, when nothing but a plank separates one's sell from eternity; out daring the gale of the 29th 1 January, rather an amusing incident occurred, I which 1 shall take the liberty of recording. c While nil hands were busily engaged staving in . the heads, and throwing overboard brandy, rnola*- , ses. and vinegar, casks, a fellow passenger, who j had " done the state some service," during the 1 lute war with Mexico, and being withal a great l lover of the / rather, caught tip from oil" the deck t both hands full of a mixture of brandy, molasses, 4 vinegar, and salt water; and, after taking a j draught, exclaimed, at the top of his voice, "Jim- ' meny, boys, this is first-rate swankey!" The , tame individual, during the wreck of brandy casks, . labored very hard to preserve one from the gene- 1 ral wreck, which, on being broached, turned out 1 to be, to his great chagrin, a brandy cask filled with pilot bread ! 1 While the casks composing the deck load were ' waltzing to one of the airs of that blustering railer, old borcas, two ship's boys and a passenger h id their propellers slightly injured. _ The former are convalescent, but the latter is still hobbling about the deck. Owing to the crowded state of the vessel, the accommodations both in cabin and steerage are most miserable. When the steerage berths were taken, a table was fitted up for the use of the passengers, at which thirty persons could be comfortably seated, and the steerage was tolerably well lighted by sky-lights. As the Osceola was on the i eve of leaving the port of Philadelphia, the steerage table and seats were torn up by order of the < ow ners, and the space occupied by them, stowed with cases, chests, and trunks, a large portion of which belonged to cabin passengers; consequently, . Hnrinir iho n;i mature to this oort. the steerace nas- ' eengers have been compelled to mess alternately on chicken coons, pic pens, water casks, ana trunks, subjected to almost every inconvenience imaginable; in tact, the vessel has been a perfect llaacs since she sailed from Philadelphia. The steerage of this vessel contains less than six hundred and fifty superficial feet, and there are fortyfour liersons, including mates, stewards, cooks, and ship's boys, who sleep in it. being some twelve persons more than is ullowed by the luws of the United States to passenger vessels passing through the tropics. In consequence of the smallness of our camboose, and the limited nature of the other cooking arrangements, our meals have been badly cooked and irregularly served the entire passage to this port. In addition to this, we are cursed with one of the most crabbed and disobliging specimens of human nature (if the term human may be allowed to apply to him,) that ever presided over a camboose. I believe there is not one drop of the milk of human kindness in his entire .composition. The old adage?"Cod sends provisions und the devil sends cooks!"'?has been fully confirmed, so far as it regards the presiding genius of the cuinboose of this vessel. On the 18th February, in latitude 10 11 south, and 2Ti 10 west longitude, we discovered a bark to the windward, steering a southerly course. Early on the following morning we exchanged colors with her, and about ten o'clock, A. M., our stern boat was lowered and manned by passengers for the purpose of visiting her. About one o'clock, P. M., our boat returned, bringing some ten or twelve passengers from the struriger?which proved to be the bark Proton, Captain JJ. V". Souillard, which sailed from New York on the Kith January, bound for San Francisco, California, with 54 passengers on board, destined for the " gold diggings" of that country. The boats were busily engaged during the afternoon conveying passengers to and fro between the two vessels. Some fifteen or twenty of the Cioton's passengers dined on board of us, and about the same number of our passengers partook of a collation on hoard the Croton Ueing the first f dinner ever partaken by u majority of us so near j the doinicil of old Neptune, we concluded to drink ? the old Salt's health; consequently the wine bottle t passed merrily around, and wit, seniiment, and ( song imparted a zest to the scene. Towards night f the passengers returned on board their respective ( vessels, to all appearances well pleased witli their t first dinner on the Equator. Passengers und crew , of the Croton all weu. , The following vessels, bound for California, have 1 arrived in this jiort within the last twenly days:? , From New York?Ship* Sutton, 50 Jays: t hristoval , Colon. 51 Jo; South Carolina. 59 do; Tarollntn, 50 Jo; . W in l?ey.42Jo; Pacific, 4ft do; Apollo, 6ft do. Barka Josephine. 45 days; Fxprew*. 52 do; Harriet Newell, 55 ( do; Cordelia, 3U do; I'cytona. 54 do. Brl|{* John I'ctty, 1 50 days; MurjgStunrt. 42 do; F.ltza, 43 do. Schooners ( Roc, 39 days; T)livla, 48 do; Ocorgo Finery, 43 do; Joa. i Newell. 40 do; l.aura Virginia, 38 do; Wrm. (J. Hack- i stall, 3V da From boston?Ship Capitol. 43 day*, barks f Oxford, 47 days; Maria. 57 do: Flvira, 47 do. Schooner j Anonymn. 38 days From Baltimore?Ship Jane BarI ker. 42dn\s. Schr. Krliose. 47 do. From NewOrlum* ' ? Ship Architect, to day*. From New London?Ship 1 Mentor, 38 days. From New Haven?Sclir. Montague, 40 dnys. Ot the above vessels the following have watered I and provisioned, and sailed for their port of denti| nation:?Ships Sutton, South Carolina, and Taro- r lints; barks Elvira, Josephine, and ('xford; schoon- J ers Annoyina, Montague, and Olivia. The California ^old mania has been n god-send to Rio. Ship chandlers, hotel keepers, proprietors ofllivery stables, and boatmen, are reaping a golden harvest off lot Americanos. Everything in the eating line is extravagantly high. Coffee and rolls one mil reis (50 cents), conec and heel steak one and a-half mil reis (7o cents), and an ordinary dinner, with a bottle of claret wine, one and a quarter to one and a hall dollars. There are at this present writing, in Rio, some ten or twelve hundred Americans, bound for the gold diggings of California, and when on shore the Portuguese soldads give them a wide berth. More nnon. Ccicris, the < ?old Diookii. IMKt.I.lOKSCF. I IIOM CAPTAIN HCTTON's COMPANY. To tin: Kditor ok iiii \i w Vork IIkiui.d :? A letter lroin Cnpt. llutton htis been received, containing a brief sketch of the difficulty between some ineiubei% ot his company and the Mexicans. The following extract may perhaps interest the numerous friends of the party :? wcai u.utra. March 14, 1H49. The mc?t serious difficulty wo hare yet had. originated in a town called Irapuato. containing 7.000 inhabitants. and resulted in one of uur parly being killed, and eight or nine other* wounded, though not >i-rl?u*ly It arose from a quarrel about sixpence, with the owner of aJontla. win re soine of my company had hreakfa-ted. 'I he man called in the Alcalde, who, instead of settling the difficulty, ordered the goniVi to bo b.atcn, (a signal for tho military to turn nnt, In ea e? of grout Uungi r.) and the little parly wi re siirroundeil. k ioeki ,1 ofl their horses, beaten, wounded, and dragged oil to prison. < H bunham, in the attempt to force his way through the crowd, was fired upon, hy order of the \1catdc. and shut through the heart. Thus lot* lieen saerlfici d a young man, iimeceiit of all intention to insult the Alcalde, or any other .Mexican authority one w ho. during Ills association with us lias been remarkable for his mild ami g< ntleinauly d 'pertinent toward* the Mexicans, as well a- liis companions. |li? iP alb Is universally lamented by u?. I was during (hi melee, about two or three streets (.P. with lifleen or twenty ot our pally, and the tirst, ini on tliou we had. wa- the li ating id the emrialt; and tTic demonstration i of hostility towmds II* were such that we deemed It prudent to make for the open country, where we halted, and I sent for the Alcalde who told me. through iny interpreter, wtint had passed (*uppi e-*ing thcdiath of Iluiihwui lo ler. which t heal d ;.'t"i ; 0 -i ) : e RK H FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1849. y he agreed to restore the prisoners, with their effects, 'filch had been stolen from them I have sunt a depatch to Mr Clifford, our Minister in Mexico, eontainng a detailed aceouut of this outrage upon our counrymen. 1 send you a list of the killed and wounded at Irauata. March 7th. Killed?I harles K. Dunham, Warehouse Toint, Ct. Wounded?S. A. Cheney. New York ' J. Cobb, Dedlmiu. Massachusetts. J. It Copeland. Massachusetts. " K. B. Carrell, New York. " ? Reynolds, formerly teamster lu the army.

The wounded are now so far recovered ns to proceed rith the party?the rest of the company are in excel ent health, and wo trust to be at San Francisco in hirty days. T_K. HUTTON. California Gold in France.?We read in the Tournal du Havre of yesterdtiy 'The Cosmopolite ninys palpable proofs of the reality of the marvel ous treasures embedded in the sou ot California. Vmoim lier passengers were two Europeans, laden vith the opium spolia of the modern El Dorado. )ne of them, named (Jlein, who was a blacksmith if Ilesse Cassel, realized, by the sale of a small iroperty lie possessed in California, thirty-two munds weight of gold. Another man, named Mi liel, has brought eighteen pounds weight, collectfd by himself. We learn by this vcssm that a naive of Havre, named Boo, a cooper by trade, who lad deserted from one of our whalers, after emiloying himself for a month in sterile explorings, at he end came to a place where, in a few days, he ollected gold dust to the value of 15,Q00f. Tin* Kxpeilltlon of Sir >101111 Franklin, The following is a copy of the answer made by he Secretary of State to the application of Lady '"ranklin, for the assistance of tlie government of he United States, in the efforts to ascertain the ate of the exploring expedition of Sir John Frankin, to the Artie Ocean :? D?:r*rtme!tt of State, ) Washington, April 25th. 1840. $ Mapam?Your letter to the President of the United llates, dated April 4th. 184U. has been received by liiiu, ind he has instructed me to make to you the following eply: J tie appeal made in the letter with whirli you liuvo lonored him, is such as would strongly enlist the syrn>athy of the rulers and the people of our portion of the iivilizcd world. To the citizens of the United States, who share so srgeiy in the emotions which agitate the public mind >1 your own country, the name of Sir John Franklin his been endeared by his heroic, virtues and the suf"crings and sacrifices which lie lias encountered for the tencflt of mankind. The appeal of his wife uud da ugher, in their distress, lias been borne ucross the water, ukiug the assistance ot a kindred people to save the jravc men wlio embarked in bis unfortunate expedi:lon; and the people of the United States, who have vatched with the deepest interest that hazardous enterprise, will now respond to that, appeal, by the expression of their united wishes Unit every proper effort nay be made by this government for the rescue of I'our husband and his companions. To accomplish the objects you have in view, the itlintlon of American navigators, ami especially of sur whalers will in- Immediately invoked, with ail the information in the possession of tills government, to enable them to discover the missing ships, relieving their crews, and restoring them to their families. Your appeal shall be spread far and wide amoug our people, and all that tlie executive government of the United States, in the exorcise of its constitutional power, can effect, to meet this requisition on American enterprise, skill, and bravery, will be promptly undertaken. The heart of the American people will be deeply touched by your eloquent address to their Chief Magistrate, and they will join with you in an earnest prayer to Hint whose spirit is on the waters, that your husband and his companions may yet be restored to their country and their friends. I have 1 lie honor to be your Ladyship's friend aud jbedient servant. JOHN M. CLAYTON. To Lady June Franklin. Severe Gale at Rochester.?Destruction of Life.?In consequence of (lie tempestuous state of he weather, on Monday evening last, at Rochester, a rery melancholy accident, Involving loss of life, ocurrt d, by the blowing down of Welch, Delavau A Na ban's Circus. The .Imnican says The wind had men blowing strongly all the afternoon, but toward vening It bad somewhat the appearance of subsiding, ind large numbers of people came out to attend the ircus. The tent, owing to the wind, had been secured iy double and treble fastenings, so strongly that no dun[er of Its blowing down was apprehended, and the performance began, the tent being full of people?probably tbout 2:500 present. About H o'clock, however, there jnme up a sudden gust of wind from the south-west, so drone that the stuv-ropes and chains iruve wiiv. the :cntre polos broke otic after another, and the canvas iras crushed down upon the heads of the people below rhe lights weut out of course, and the confusion that 'ollowcd was indescribable. After the wreck was somewhat cleared away, it was discovered that several per10ns were injured, und we are deeply pained to add that he injuries of one man, William 11. Crowell, were fatal, le had been struck on the head, probably by one of the iroken and falling poles, and his skull on the left side, in he region of the temple, was broken. Ho died in about ;weuty-flve minutes after the accident. He left a wife ind four children. Another person hurt is tienrgc Ives, i printer, who was struck on the back and his spine inured. It is hoped, however, tbut he will recover. We relieve there were no others seriously hurt. A line lorsc was in the ring when the aoeident happened, but, iv the presence of mind of one of the men. 'ie was tukeu liit. without trampling upon or in any way injuring any icrson. The other horses were also taken out of the mail tent in w hich they were enclosed us speedily as jossible. and just at the moment it blew down. The wind was so violent that u wagon ou the ground was ivcrturned by it. Chimneys in the west part of tho :ily were blown down, and we heard that tho walls of a iriek house were also prostrated. The damage to the nit. which wus very considerable, was so far repaired, nsterday, that tho company performed last night, and he managers applied the whole of the proceeds of their nti l tniimieut to the benefit of the widow Crowell. rhe Democrat say s:?We learn that the roof of J. P. ilillincr k Co.'s steam sawmill wus blown off in tho :ale. The roof of a small housuou Main struct was also linttcrcd by the wind, and part of it throwu into tho trcct. The Alien I'assenokk Biij..?The Governor, a ew days since,sent u special message to the Senate n reference to ihe subject of foreign emigrants driving in the State, and with a view to protect he State against the late decision of the Supreme ?ourt at Washington. The Senate referred tlie object to a special committee, who, through Mr. [riles, reported a good bill: which, after a good leal of discussion, passed the Senate, I I to 3, and vassent to the House. There, it was read twice, tnd opposed by Air. Gray. It wus finally ordered on tiiird reading. Subsequently, Mr. Schooler, if Boston, moved to reconsider this vote, and the notion was supported by Mr. llealey, of Boston, [who is said to be counsel for the merchants to recover back the head-money which has been paid indcr the protest by them.) Mr. Durnham, of j'ouccster, addressed the llouse, in an able ami easterly speech, against the reconsideration, and n favor of the bill; but it wus finally rejected, by a mall vote, and the bill lost. The State will now lave no protection against the thousands of foreign aupers which will be thrown into our alms houses he present seuson.?Burton Traveller, May 2. United Stnten Circuit Court, Before JuJge Nelson. Mav 3?Charlei II. Schneider re. Cornelian If. Laicence.?This was an action brought by plniutiffngain.it lefendant, as Collector of this port, to rceover the sum f JilM mill intcreit. amount (if certain Unties nni.l nn. ler protest. In Junp. 184S, the plaintiff imported.from lavre to this port, eleven cases of paint, which win in oiccd marine blue. The defendant insisted that the article was. tinder the tariff act, liable to a duty of 30 >cr rent., and compelled the plaintiff to pay it. The ilnintiff did so under protest, insisting, at the same Ime. that it was liable only to a duty of 20 per cent, rhe Court, in chanting the jury, said it was insisted, n the part of the plaintiff, tliut the article lu question vas only subject to a duty of 2R per cent., and now eeks to recover back the sum of $109, the difference ictwcen 30 and 20 per cent , on the amount of duties laid. The Importation w as under the tariff act of 1940, ind. In the enumeration of the articles under the bead f-'rhedule C." is found water colors, which are chargeible with a duty of SO per cent ; and it is insisted, on lie part of the government., that this article fell under he denomination of water colors, and is properly hargcablc with a duty of 30 per cent.; while, on the >art of plaintiff, it is claimed that it falls under the aricles in Schedule K, upon which a duty of 20 per cent, s chargeable. The question, therefore, is. within vliirh of those articles does it fall, and (lie response to , t depends on what Is the proper designation of it in rade and commerce. The enuiiu ration of the articles u the tariff act was made with reference to their com- j nerciai names, and the Court and Jury must look to tiat soaiee for the true denomination of this article, pon that subject we have the testimony of Mr llhitui, iho is an importer of paints.and must be familiar with lie trade, and he states that the article was always j .nowu as paint, but that it never was known in comiien e under the denomination of water color; on the ontrary, the article of water color is known in trade nd commerce as an article mixed with gum and water, in the part of the government, fir bailey is Introlured, and he states that, according to his imderstaiidnp. this article is imported for being mixed with water ml gum to produce water color; but he also status hat as to Its designation in trade ami commerce he as no k now ledge, and therefore he states nothing in out indict hm to, or in qualification of. the testimony of tr. Wham and if he (Ithnm) is not mistaken in his tlinony. in point of law. this article would fall ithin the denomination of paint ground in oil, and ould ronir within the section of the law which proides for I lie payment of a duty of 20 percent. The iry found a verdict for the plaintiff. *109 tk?. I'tis i mas'TKP. at liiqsuu.i n.?(colli S. Sillirii.iii. ,m|., has been appoint'-d I'osdni -t' i of tJ>e ritv <?! lcrMvn. [ERA Court of Oyer and Terminer. < j Before Judge Edmonds. and Aldermen Adam* end i Downing trial of alexander jones for arson. 1 May 3.?Alexander Jone.H, u colored man. indicted ' for arson in the tirst degree, was put on his trial The prisoner is about thirtv years of age, stout built, and 1 seemingly an intelligent man. The following gentle. < men were sworn of the jury :?John Pettlnger. Morris 1 A. Phelps, William Ilarnwall, ("has liasketh. John II < Bohn. Daniel V. Allen. David Morrison. Richard VI. Bell. Morris Topping, Win. H. Weed. Henry U Bush, ' and James tireyly. The Associate District Attorney proceeded toopnn the ease for the prosecution, from which it appeared that tlie prisoner, on the night of tho 15th of March, set fire to a small frame dwelling, situate in Mulberry street, in which a number of poor families resided at ^?u1u1ik?1. nil- Jii.ir.1111 lA-riuuiK ill mc iiuubo. wan a man named Webb. This man's wife, about two o'clock on the night of the occurrence, was alarmed by what .-lie thought to be an unusual noise She awoke her husband, who got up. lit a candle, and called up liie brother. They then proceeded up stairs to the garret, and thero found tin. prisoner, whom 1 they attempted to arrest. He. however, ma le ba tin with them, and succeeded in getting dowu stairs ; the Webbs pursued him, and after some difficulty, succeeded in capturing lluin iu the entry, and giving lnni in charge of a police officer, who took him to tho station house ; he was examined and fully committed Thomas Webs, examined tor the prosecution ? Lived at 8& Mulberry street, in March last on the third floor; witness, his wife, and his brother James, resided with him ; a Mrs. Beatty resided on the same floor ; a passage-way. or entry, lead- from the street to the stairs ; the stairs are winding, going up throught the middle of tlie bouse to the third floor ; from lliu third lloor wo go to the garret, by a ladder ; tho passage aud stairs wero common to all the persons occupying the house ; witness's family were m bed at the lime of the occurrence; the garret ratters were being repaired at the time of the tire ; witness was up there during tho time ; there was old rubbish there, consisting of old timber, shingles, tkc. ; the buildings at each side and iu the rear arc also (tame buildings; there were six families in the house in which witness lived and live in the next house : on the night iu question, witness thinks he went to bed before eleven o'clock; he was awoke about two o'clock; : heard a foot coming up stairs; witness got up and . woke his brother; went out, and saw the prisouer ; coming down the garret-ladder; my brother had a I broom-handle in liis bund, and witness had a candle in ' his band; we came out on the stairs, aud saw tho no- i gro; he attempted to run, and my brother inadu a blow , at liiin as lie was passing from the ladder to the stairs; lie got past us, and was followed by witnesa and witness's brother; my brother was ahead; witness went to the street door, thinking that he went out; I found, after that, my brother euuglit him in the entry leading to tlie yard; witness then laid hold of liiin. and they both held him until a policeman came; witness then said, tliut is the mini that set tire to the house; we gave him in charge to the policeman, and lie attempted to run and got across the street, but was followed and recaptured by tlie policeman; witness then heard the cry of fire; he ran and got a pail of wuter, aud wont to tho garret to see if lie could not put out tlie fire, but tlie smoke was so great ho could not get in; the llrcmcu then came and succeeded in putting out the tire; witness found the prisoner's coat in the entry next morning. together with some combustible matter; they were found at the bottom ot the stairs iu the entry, where witness's brother and tho prisoner hud the scuttle; witness went up to the garret next morning, and found that a hole had been burned through tile roof; it was about four yards from tho entry-way into the garret; the house was attempted to be tired in the same place about a week before; it wus repairing the damage caused by that lire; they were engaged at tho time of tlie tire in question. Crais-txaiiiinr.it?Tlie witness underwent a long crossexamination. but nothing to sliuke his direct testimony was elicited. J am its V\ s.en. brother to the last witnesa, wus examined. und testified to the same facts as his brother. Jan*. Bkattv. examined for the prosecution.?Lived in tlie same house, at S5 Mulberry street. In March last; heard the noise of men struggling underneath my room; looked up towards the top of the house, and saw the light in the garret; Mrs. Oriflith, tho lady who boards wuli me. euniu to the Uoor. uud then went to tlie garret. und hollowed (ire; witness culled hor sou, uud they then went to try and put out the fire. Km/a (isit us. examined for the prosecution.?Boardid w ilh tlie last witness in March last; was awoke by Mr Webb calling out police; awoke Mrs. Bentty. aud they both got up; tliey went to the ladder which leads into the garret; went half-way up the ladder, and saw tlie place was in flumes; they then hollowed lire, and culled Mrs. Bcatty's son. Wn. Bkattv. examined.?Was awakened by his mother. mid told the house was on fire; witness went up to tin- garret und found the masons clothes on tire; the ! roof was also on lire, about four feet from tlie lloor; it i was a pretty smart lire; witness took up two pails of ! water; then! was a lot of old lumber In tbe garret; a , person standing "? the garret floor, could easily reach I up to the roof where the lire was; a grout many pails of water were taken up. before the fire was not under. I Thomas Klvnn, examined.?Was at the premises next morning. in company with two gentlemen; we discover- : ed.upon examination, that there were fires in two places; | one immediately ul the head of the lauding, on the I floor, and the other ut the gublc end, the floor ! and roof in these two places were considerably burned; , the piece of shingle now produced was cut out of the roof at the time; it was about one toot from the ' floor; we found combustible matter on the floor, but it was so much burned we could not nscertain what it was, but there were paper and rags among it; there was also a lot of old lumber there; thinks where there was ?o \ much combustible matter it would not take mor than live or six minutes to ignite tile whole mass; tlin fire at the landing was not so well started as tlie other; it w as a considerable distance from the roof. After the examination of the witness, the Court took a tNM for uu hour. EVENING SESSION. Michael Crixosi, examined.?Was a policeman and 1 on duty the night of the lire in Mulberry steret; ran up and suw the prisoner and the two Webbs in iiolts; ! prison< r went up to tin ni and asked what was the mat- : tor; Webb said that is the num. (meaning that it was j the prisoner that set fire to the house) take him; witness laid hold of him auil lie jerked himself away, and rim aerns.s the street; witness followed and overtook ; liim and pushed him down; the offleer with whom pri- i Miner had been before ml king, together with a Mr. Chase, came up. and they brought, him to the station house; witness went baek again to Mulberry street; found that the engines were there, and a great crowd extinguishing the fin-; witness spoke to him next morning; he said lie was drunk, and that he knew nothing about it, that the Webbs picked bim up on the sidewalk; he was in his stocking feet when I arrested liiin; lie atterwards admitted that he was in Webb's bouse, but he was so druuk he did not kuow what lie 1 diii. To Ihr Court.?Witness did not think prisoner was drunk when he came to the station house; the Webbs , gave witness the rlotlies, shoes, knife, and combustlbles now produced. .1 ami.s M. IVki-.m examined.?Is landlord of the ! hoiist : picked up the shoes and knife in the entry that ] night; the insurance company made the repairs at their own i xpenso, caused by llie first attempt to tire tbe pre- I miscs. Thomas Ooldiiso examined.?Is a policeman of the ' Gth ward; rcsldtd at d.'i Mulberry street in Murcli last; j was at the station house when the prisoner wus brought in; liinl n eomersation with hini in the prison, ; about ten days after he was arrested; witness put several questions, nil of which he refused to answer, except that he told witness he boarded with a colored woman, in the same street, uumoil t.i ibb*. William Hibbaiid examined.?Is president of the ! Bowery Insurance Company; witness made the diagram now produced, describing Webb's premises and tin-ad- 1 joining houses; witness saw the prisoner next morn- I lift, mil inm ? e"ll?t irauuii Willi UIIU IIII'IUI II; Ul' SUlll hr diJ net know how he came to do It, but that two white men mot him. nod u*kcd him if he wanted a job; he said yes; they mid the* would pay him well If he would go over and act tire to the house. pointing It out to hiin; he Mild they treated him well?thut la, uiade him drink a mini!"!' of glasses of brandy; ho then went orcr and set tlr" to the house; witness asked him, "Old he know them he said ''Yea, one of their namea was thai ley," but he did not know his other name; he did not know where they lived, but lie often saw them in Ann street; witness inked hlni witli what materials he set the house on tire; he said he was so drunk and confused he did not know what it was; he said lie made no 1 bargain witli them, nor did they any what sum they ; would give him; be mentioned a number of persons to witness to whom he said lie was known, and gave witness the number of each of their residences; wit tiess went to look for them persona, but uonc of them lived at the places stated by the prisoner. Alderman Dow visio, examined for the prosecution? lias examined the paper and substance it contained during the recess: it is compos" d of saltpetre, sulphur i and charcoal; pretty much the same us gunpowder, but ! in different prop* rtions It can be made either a slow or quick match, it Is similar to & iusc used in lireworks. 'J ho evidence fur the prosecution here closed, and the defendant's e'>lin-''l|unuouiiccd that lie would not ' mak<-a formal opi ning, hut would proceed to call witiii ssea t<> tile prisoner's character. Misv Ass i lb aw:*, for defence?Knows the prisoner for eight or nine years; has repeatedly employed liiiu to carry things from market, and hIso to carry money; witness had employed him last May a year in moving her furniture . from what she knew of prisoner and heard of him, she had t'w most utib 'iindcd eonfb Uence in hiin: always understood he bore an inoffensive character. On her cross-examination she said shubad not seen hiin within a year. Ri.izaM. Moons, knows the prisoner about ten years; I be was in the habit of working round for sny one that i would employ Inm he ha? worked for witness every ( summer; he lias curried parcels and collected bills tor , witness; she always found hiin t" be holiest, arid never heard any complaint agninst him; he is well known In Washington market; witness never heard any thing ( said again t him there; saw liim eiictiiucs in liquor, I but not often. 1 A>s II list i s. examined f r defence itcsidcs at 37 i Barclav ?treet; keeps a hoarding house there; kn >ws t the prisoner about a year: he ?m recommended to wit- [ ne-s in the market to tiring fruit and other things from I market: lie has frequently done so; w itness -i^o employed hitu to remove her furniture, mid found him honest; witness had every in litui and so < hud i very one that spoke to her about him. j i Jamks It wo k, examined far defence is a policeman. 1 and stationed at Wu-hlngton market, knows the pri?oner about three years; lie worked for witness. nt,,| wlltne*" knew him Mi tin mnriodj ?ltn"-s never knew ! LD. TWO CENTS. :>r heard anything against him; witness always const*, h red him to be an honest man A?tosii:tt? Hi'oao.t (colored) examined Knows the fsrinmer off and on for 8 or 9 vuars: know* no h,...... * lim 'J ho evidence for the defence was now cloned, aud prisoner's counsel summed up; ho rellod 011 the prlsoubi-'m previous good character, and want of motive on Ilia purl to commit t ho offence with which he stand? "hsrged. 'or an acquittal. The District Auohmt summed up. on the part of the prosecution; after which the Judge charged. The Jury retired about hulf-past seven o'clock and returned into court about twenty minutes after eight, with a verdict of guilty against the prisoner. Ilia Counsel asked the jury to bo p died. and they alt answered yes. It was understood that eight of them joined iu a recommendation to mercy Prisoner was thru removed, and ordered to be brought up tor sentence ou Saturday umruing. The Court then adjourned Theatrical antl Musical. Bnwtnv Theatre.?The conclusion of the cng.tgeuimt of the Wallacks has been as brilliant as the commencement, and last evening their benefit was in out numerously attended. Kvcry scat was tilled at at? early hour, and the various parts of the house were erowded to their utmost capacity. Mrs Wattack played Romeo, in the tragedy of lloinco and lullet." Wo runnot say we are fond of seeing male characters a?suined by females. They rarely arc successfully snatal ned ; tint Mrs. Wallaek's Romeo forms an excep. ion. as she played the part of that earnest lover most admirably. Her scenes with .Mcrcutio, in the ilrst a?tf were excellent; and the more impassioned scenes with Juliet elicited the heartiest applause. Juliet found at? excellent representative in Miss IVcmyss. This young lady Is well eutitled to a high rank in her profession. A.r, V\ allack's Murcutlo was a spirited piece of acting, lie wus the gallant, generous-hearted .llercutio, whom Shakspeare drew, every inch The opera of ? Rob liny" concluded the entertainments Mr. IV playeil the noble Rob in that excellent style which he always does; and Mrs W.'s Helen ivas a very handsome performance. To-night " Kvadne" will be played; Mis? W rinyss taking the principal part. i no fares) of 1 Forty and Fitly." dancing, and the drama of " (ill Bias will conclude the entertainment*. Broadway Theatre.?Mr. Forrest took a benefit at the Kroadway ln-t evening, and appeared before a targe audience iu the character of Othello. The part of th<j jealous Moor is not one in which Mr. F. shows to tho best advantage;his acting in it U not easy, and hid performances, which at various stages of the plaw.nre intended to illustrate the dilfcrent passions or tho mind, are by no means nicely accomplished; ho juuip? from confidence to jealousy, iu such a manner as to destroy the effect of the author's conception If a person of discrimination reads Shakspeare'a Othello cartfully. he must be struck with the artistic manner In which the doting and confiding husband Is changed into the jealous and desperate man; it Is like tho painter's art, which so blends tho colors that they go front light to dark by beautiful gradation; but not so with Mr. Forrest's Othello, lie so gesticulates and pauses, emphasises and looks aghast, trends the stogu heavily, and stops suddenly, that he reaches his cllinux by it series ot jerks. llo makes some good points?when vehemelice and great physical exertion are requisite, does remarkably well; but it cannot, we think, be saiil with truth, of Mr Forrest, that he pla*w?ho part, as A whole, well. Mr. Dyott played logo laat night, an?f played it with his usual ability; there is no better (ago on the New York boards than Mr Dyott. Miss Watlack appeurod as Desdcmona. and acquitted herself well. T he other characters were well sustained At the close of the tragedy Mr. Forrest was called beforo the curtulu; lie appeared and bowed his thanks to th? audience. The evening's bill" dosed with the petlta comedy of ' Who Speaks First ?" Mr. Forrest Is announced for to-night, on which occasion the principal play will be tlio ' Broker of Bogota." National Tiieatsp..?The "Brigadier," "Now York as It Is," and the other entertainments here, passed off well last evening. The two Ilrst pieces are snch favorite ones with tho National Theatre frequenter? that they will always be welcomed by a tine audience. To-night, Mr. Seymour, the renowned Sykesey, takes a benefit, and on the occasion he prcsouti a line bill. Seymour is deservedly a great favorite at the National; he is n very clever young actor in many ways beside? his Sykesey characters. Few of hia age in the profession are better in Irish character than he is. Quito a number of his friends have volunteered their service? for this evening, vis., Miss Phillips. Mr. Conover, White'? Minstrels. Mr. Yates, and Mr. Shannon, aud a capital hill will l>e presented Among the piece?, the fumou? burlesques of'Mr. Mctireody" and "Tom and Jemuiy I will be played; also- A (Jlanceat New York." White'? Minstrels will give several of their best songs; Conovor aud Nil?s Phillips will appear in the farce or-'Bculate Q.,a '' llnttfru \ it 11' H n 11 < i S liJi.li nnn will iiKn,la??n,?..-i?. tlir evening iloubt not thnt Seymour's friends will all - CMP' ?b>ng." an Mose says, and that ho wil> have a wry full bouac. Ill aioa'a Thvatkic.?The elegantly written comcdp of Mr. Brougham's, " Romance and Reality," wait purtermed last eveulng at this fashionable theatre, before a very numerous uudionce, and received, as usual, will* much applause. The cast of this comedy la judiciously distributed, nnd gives every actor of the good company of Mr. Burton, an opportunity of displaying their hlatrionic talent. The manager, in kis part of Aspet Mauley, is one of the truest irascible nten who eve? Hired, and he rendered bis rdfc to perfection. Mr. Jordan as Frank Meredith, deserves also much credit, anil Johnson as William, the servaut. Is very funny. \V? have often expressed our opinion of Mr. Brougham, an<! we cannot but repeat that he is, in his part of Jaclr Swift, a very lively aud merry actor. He knows very well how to do that the French call lancer It mnt," anrf his repartees are always received with laughter. As for his wife. Mrs. Brougham, she reminds us in beauty, figure, nnd style of talent, she of the stars of the " thtitrr /Vojifaire'' in Paris. Mdlle. M.mte, who was, after Mdllo. Mars, the best coquette who ever walked th? stage. Miss Chapman Is also very clever, though (.xj much exaggerated Of Mrs. Vernon, we have oftoip spoken with praise, she sustains her part with ease, and elegance. In short, the comedy of Mr. Brougham lins made n hit. nnd will attract, for a considenvble time, many persons to Burton's theatre. (.'imisiv'e Minstrki Old Virginia never tires,'1 says the old (song; Christy's Minstrels never tire, Is also true, as they go on attracting crowds nightly, an<! the applause is immense each evening. Their prograinnics ure so varied that one cannot fail to t>o amused all the evening Another capital feature Is the quick succession in which the entertainments pan off; no long waiting between the parts to tire the audience out. To-night they give a flue programme, Minicab Voyage" and all* N >.w Om vans Si.uriAnr.Ri.?The elegant entertainments of these philosophers delight all those who hear them. They are racy geniuses, full of wit and fun, and thorough musicians, both vocal and instrumental. Their grand musical panorama is as much odmircd as ever, and the Italian burlesques aro truly great. They introduce both of them in this evening's programme. Castlv (iinovN.?This splendid establishment will be opened for the first time, this ?eosoa, on Sunday evening next, when a grand concert of -acred mn*(o will be given by the New Vork Brass Band. Our citizen* will be glad to liuve this inagniflcout bail onro inore open us u plucc of resort for evening entertainments. A few evenings Rgo, Mr. Wilson was to give a lliirib concert at ISt. Louis. Henri Hcrz. with |his famed opera troupe had arrive! in Richmond (Va ). nnd was to give his first concert on Wednesday evening. Mr. Fleming was to rend Hamlet," in Albany, on Wednesday last. Mr. Vandenlioff has been performing at Louisville Miss Rende will make her first appearance in thie rit) on Saturday evening next, as a reader of Shakspvare. "Antony and Cleopatra" will be the subject other efforts. She is highly spoken of. The farewell concert of Slgnora and ^ignor Bixeaccinnt 1 and Mr. Hntton. at Louisville, was given before n emwded. a fashionable, and n highly gratified audience. Murine tffalrs. j\ ? Ann.? no, tin- |ni<iriiKcrA "I me or;g ."vw ur leans. from Cardenas, in i uha, bound to tho city "I New York, beg leave to express our 'iucero thanks to I apt. (i cor go Haven, first, an a skilful rim i gator, rnv Well an bin gentlemanly deportment, attending every one (ill bouril. wishing liim through life that health ami prooperty may always attend him Hoping that this Mil All testimony will be duly appreciated, We the subscribers cheerfully "incur In the above document J.J. Tli nipson and lady, Cyrus Thompson Henry llamlall. John <?. tfehlnger, Juan'7 Shaw, Jc??c (Jilbcrt. Aquilino Kodrlguex. JUnTcment* of Itnllv Iilnn la. The following were the arrivals yesterday At tho Asm* Hon Hon. Mtttbew llalo, I! est oil; Hon. UoO. Kvans. Me.; < apt*. Stewart and Allen, 17 S Army; D. It Kreneh. Ksip. Washington; K. t) J Smith. \f^; Morton McMirhttel. I'liiladelpliia. Inviso Mousk ? i haticellor Walworth. N V.; I.tout 'drover, U. S Mavy; Messrs Johnson and Kranklin, Va ; Messrs. MoorInad and t olton. Washington. Awrai, w ? a. h. h rauklfn, I S sieauu r l.egare; I II PteL N. 0. How tno Mi set s. Sinclair, of Toronto, and W illis, of Va Colonel llayne. of South Carolina, the companion . r? inns of Andrew Jack-on. has arrived In Washington, >n a visit to Ins daughter. Army Intelligence. 'I he stcaiili r St. Paul lias been chartered. f< r the *n;n d NJ 1 oo. t<> tram port. from Jefferson barracks to Korl .euvenvM vth. three hundred and eight U. S. Infantry ind Artillerists, with their officers, who are to go by vuy ol Santa Ke. the Rio Del Norte, and tho Itio <hh?> i route described by us In our paper of tho Mh kYb ast.?St. J.eiiu 1 nton, t'ljirtt '2'.). Naval Intelligence. Tin United Stales sloop of ?nr i.reriuant' en, was at <t (Toll on the 10th of April, just from a viui*?, all MRt j _______ Tlie C'ropt. Not a Hhstailding the late tro.i ill Re v ,llc, / vtd ) ;- od crop ?.f,.,*che and ?;>i It tfiiHI