Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 21, 1867, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 21, 1867 Page 4
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MEXICO Tlie Cattle Ground About Querelaro. Tifws of t&e Herald Correspondents Taken at Vera Cruz, Matamoroi and San Luis Potosi. MAX HAS LOST PRECIOUS TIMS. MASTERLY INACTIVITY OF ESCOBEDO. An. Ac. Ao. SPECIAL TELECRAB TO THE HERALD junr.c Mtlll u Hnn Lnii-Tlie Liberal Army buid to be Thirty-five Tliou?nud Mci-Pei qukeru Organizing a Code or Lkwi for Hw ?era-Corona'* Confiscation Decree, dee. 8?n KrakhSoo, March 90, 1807. Ill* steamer OriP.amme has arrived from Mexican porta. The HxiuLn's special correspondent fends the following from Hat* 11 an, under date of March IS:? President Juarez remains at ban Lute Potoai with sev eral detach mente of tho liberal army. It Is known for a Tact that Maximilian has taken per sonal command of the imperialist army. He bos left the olty of Mexico and Is marching towards Zacalocas to at tack the liberal troops. General Marques ia in command of one division of the imperial troops. General Porfirto Diaz remained near Fuebla, con tinually harassing tho Imperialists whenever opportu nity oOorod. The imperialists have only possession of the cities of Vexioo, l*ueb!a and Vera Crux . The liboral army consists of about f>5,000 men, divided as follows:?Escobedo, 11,000; Corona, 11,000; Porttrlo Diaz, 8,000: Curvajal, 5,000. About Uve hundred men remained at Mazatlan under the orders of General Martinet All tvus quiet in tho State of Sonera. General Pes quiora was at Ures, the capital of that State, busily en gaged in the organization of State laws, Ac. Gcuorul Corona, Commander-in-Chief of the Western army, has published a deciee, under date of February 13, levying a contribution of ono per cent on all property, whether lauded, mineral, mercantile or industrial, which ?xoeeds $1,000 in value?one half to bo paid within fif teen days. This decree comprises the States of Jalisco, ttnaloa and Colima. It was thought doubtful that Gen eva! Lozadu would allow the decree to be put in force te the State of Jaiisca The liberate here are still intending to march on the city of Mexlca Meanwhile Maximilian is tired of waiting for their approach, and baa gone out with an army In search Of them. The Imperial army-is believed to b - In a bolter State of discipline than that of tho liberals, as It com prises a large body of French and Austrian soldiers who have enlisted with Maximilian. There is no doubt that several months will elapse beforo the war is over, although there Is none as to the termination being In flavor of the liberals. OUR SPECIAL VERA CRUZ CORRESPONDENCE. fipprnneh of the I,lberal Forres To??nS Mrxiro?Maximilian as a Holdier?The Ap proncliintc Decisive Battle in Central Mexi co?Ponitlon and htrcnpth ot the Two Armies North of Qnerctaro?The Probable Battle Field?Imperial Cavalry?Maximilian to Cat his Way to the Rio Grande if Defeated? Barohedo Believed to Have Made a Serious * Strategic Blunder, Are. . Vera Cbcs, March 3,1807. With the exit of the French from this country the political situation li supposed to take n new character. Maximilian, deserted by his aliiss and left to hts fats, ooospts the alternative, and reaolves to show ths world that whatever views ths French may havs had as to eh coking the southward spread of the Anglo-Saxon raoe, he had no other object than to build up Mextoo Into a respectable power, and associate bis nams with the Story of her regeneration. Poor Mextoo, like Sambo in An United States, has received rough usage thus far, and In likely to come out of tho regenerating process ton, ragged sad impoverished; but of the beneficent, although unsuccessful efforts of the Austrian Prince in her behalf there is much to be said when the history of, AM "Mexican muddlo" is properly explained and writ tag. But as I have said above, to a certain extent the MtuaUon Is changed with tho departure of the French. Maximilian has quietly awaited the evacuation of Mexico by those professed Mends, but secret enemies, who, fading themselves obliged to quit, determined that the whole fabric of intervention should perish with thwr ewa ML Left to himself the Emperor commences a gew rdte. For the first time slnco bis arrival In May, 1M4, his hands art untied, and he believes that duty to himself and Is the party which has sustained .him in Mootae calls for his continued devotion to their cause, ?owever that may he the exit of the French leaves him |g a position to act independently and to exhibit his dhtlity or incapacity to tho world. Ths drncuemrnt can got be for distant; and wo may here bristly examine the mfiilaiy situation at tha chief point of attraction in Control Mexico, where the vital operations are now being osad noted. the best military critics among those wlio have acted In this Mexican drama agree that Maximilian has taken ths proper steps towards lnmUisting himself with the Mextoane. Be has put fatmielf at ths hand of his forces, surrounding himself with hte beat generals, and thus shows thsm that he la no mere theorist but a practical man, willing to assume the risks and share the dangers gfthfii * of toe situation, a position which ha could not assume during tha French occupation. To have taken the field then would have been net only practically impossible, bat ibnord. Tha last and moot reliable Information which we have Bern Qneretaro Is that MaxlmtUan, having collected an army of eome tea thousand men, had oonoeutrated them at the above named tows, a place of about thirty thou I Inhabitants, and had marched out to meet the lib I General Bsoobedo. As near as can he estimated the tb 01 the latter le about 12.000. Kecobedo is not re I among Mexicans of either party as possessing any ; military oblllties' at any rata hitherto he has not Hted them. On tho contrary Mqjia, Castillo, Mar ines and Mendoa, all of whom am with Maximilian, am undoubtedly the boot native generals In Mexico. Mira mon has certain dashing, brilliant qualities, as exhibited In hll resent descent upon Zaeatecas; but, owing to his reekJeee character, be Is sot entrusted with enterprises requiring strategic ability. 1 Donee at the map of Central Mexico will show lbs poattlosa of the r assistive toreee. Qneretaro is the oantte of a populous dMrict, nearly midway between the > oceans, and eqst-dtataiit from ths capital and San s Potent. It is the distributing point for supplies to ths fertile region traversed by the river Lerma, the val-l imf of which for a distance of twenty leagues contains the finest haciendas IB Mexleo. an army, to long sub sist lu this region, eepeotaJly with any considerable nr. airy force, must be able to draw upon tbam productive districts; for to the northward nearly as fhr as San Luta the country is rioh la sattio and provisions, and aflbrds sums of the beet graxtng lands In the country. ?sooliedo, who has mads an almost uninterrupted march from Zaeatecas through Ban Luis Into this melon, the '*st accounts, located at the two town* of Do Hidalgo and Alleade?tho former iamousfor having the scene of tho proclamation of Independence ? S; :itn la 1810. His advanced guard was even to ^?southward of AUende, and wee thus not mom than thirty miles from Qneretaro, whence the fmportalwtt had milled forth to meet Mm. To tho southward tho valley of Mextoo and the capital itself worn m tiumssrtnn Of Imperialists, upon whom bom of the scattered libe ral forces were strong enough to make an attack. Tho city thus left In tho mor woe considered safe, and, oaoli filmed In the temporary charts of Maximilian's Oca noil I uf Bute, becomes of eooondary immediate Importance compared to Qnerelero, upon which all eyes are centred. Beyond, in fort. In all directions away from this central | jogtou^ihe country is Indisputably In pussimloa of ths I . A1 jSe'aya vu Corona with about two thousand men; Megules holds Morella with two thousand five hundred; ***** **ta<*0* ?t Toluea with about the same number; w*Pe *? the mu\bw*rd the AI rami (father and son) am adVMOiug with two or three thousand Pintoe from Cruer mn Forfine Dtaa, with not mom thoa throe thou Swards the capital uatU after Me approaching decisive Mltle at or near Altooda, eepeciafiy since all recent hairbreadth escape mfiacaiecoe, where Mlramon would oasteJaiy hove captured him hut for the faiiura of (ha UOo to eo-epemto in time, m ho was ordered. Juarea thus koopTIsbobode flRmen htm sad the imperUOMo for tl?e present. foe will thus ste the* lh? oaming batata in the valley 8 * therefore, reduced to a struggle between numbers,! ampprtaiag Urn two priaclpol armtas en each aide, aal ffrolviag the Me of fcentaepnem httamsdoly thaa hoe been I ^^?Hiy soppeood. It tt generally snppeoad. It to ImpoalMo for either ReeU|? or Coroao to march o distance efat toes* sixty taec?M to may flilta firohelm has been, fbngbl before this,I and i? moults Say already bo haewii In ths Ofiltcfl fj-rned in other espacitle*, (8 par ere Hence a cavalry officer Since t) e ItMWk left tlie capital, and comma lunation haibi n in re or less ttutrruplel, Maxltnd.aa has mntn ain? d a oh t tct-r -die i otic-nce a* regards his fore % an 1 mu-iMi'tit. Dnnu, ihe French HiaiiKr, and ev.-n i lutone. now la Verm Cruz, can only deal In con jectures as to blr re-ources But tba latter admits that the t, I recii hundr ed cavalry above mentioned la the most formidable body of bore men Irnown for many years in Mexico. They were organized in lMf, and are a pat conn rn with the Emperor, who baa steadily in created their number, ana cairfully seem tottndrcifl cieney and equipment. Many of them haro refo atiug arms?probably the Sharp carbine. Your correspon dent phw Ihatm, about eight huudred rtroue, in the sum mer of 18tiS, dismounted, and marcbioB to mass at I* Pro'essa in the City of Mexico, and tliey tbcu made a verv credit able appearance. Their numbers have been nearly do iblad since. The imperial inlautry is undoubtedly superior in material to those of the liberal*, who, although filled with enthiisia-iu, owing to their unopposed march to ward* the capital, aro in reality undisciplined, and com posed for tba most part of motley collections gathered from the force* of the numerous * tool I cbielialha who have Ogured along the Rio Grande In the last three years. Their successive occupatlun of the towns evacu ated by the French, after Iiazaiue's order to concentrate with ail speed in the valley of Mexico, has given them a certain prestige which is the result of only insignificant lights, and not one considerable battle. The metal of the contending forces will appear in the battle of which the newa is now daily expected. Most of Maximilian's troops may be called veterans. Among them are n few Europeans, probably company officers, but the great mqjouty aro disciplined natives, who have seen service, nave been carefully drilled by foreign officers, and march to battla nnder the eve of the Emperor. The im Gtrial cause is now backed by the old Church party of rxlco with all its wealth and Influence. It might be supposed from the above account that the writer must bo a continued imperialist; but these fhcta are given without political bias of any kind, and with the belief that the Hckald is In search of both sides of every question. Tito information comes from sourc which ure trustworthy, aod which your correspondent's personal ex[>oriouce in this country enables him to oon? Arm. Those who consider the "Mexican muddle" as solved by foe departure of the French, and who believe that the slubitom, imp rturbnble Austrian is seeking for a means of escape, have failed to learn anything from bis career in Mexico. The political inlllenlum bas not yut an ved for this volcanic country. There is batons course which can permanently restore peaoe here, and that * the wholesale absorption of Moxlco by the United Mates; but as that event la not likely to occur yet at-lule. you must count upon the present condition of affairs for an Indednlte future. It it now a fair fight between Mexicans?tho French being out of the quea tion henceforth. The nous of this battle in Central Koxl'o Is looked for w Ith intense interest by all Mexi cans. and with curiosity by the departing French, who will lie surprised, not to say chagrined, at the prompt successor n cause which, after five years of disastrous warfare and prodigious expense, has resulted for them iu iD'iriui 'iMicn buu ueicm. Should Maxim.lian prevail In the coming flght hl? cavalry will bo very apt to male* It a disastrous route. The liberals alii be obliged to retreat again into Northern Mexico, ir not utterly cm up and dispersed; and yoare may clu;> o b?fore the Kmperor can be fought out ol bis upland strongholds. The whole of the great central plateau around the capital, embracing the popnloua cities of tiiiuuajuaio, can Luis, Guadalajara, Pueblo, Leon and d< /.etts ol oth'rs, with their leiile surround ing", would then probably fall Into the hands of the imperialists whose forces wonld soon swell Into still more formidable numbers under the prestige of success The little aruilcs of Alvarez and half a dozen other I adore would be beaten tn detul' and dispersed, and the empire become a llxed fact. If, on the other hand, the liberals should wlu the day thoy will prccs triumphantly upon the cap tal, carry everything before them, and Maximilian, if be escaped cap'uro would only do so by reaching the soa coast with his loniainint cavalry, or wbiu is still more piobablo cut his way With them across tlio States of Qneretaro, Nuovo, Leon and Tarnaulipos to the Klo Grande, and take leluge with bis frieuds in the great republic, the asylum of the uufurtuna'.o of all nations. iSpfior Arroyo is already in the United Stales, probably to innko arrangomcnis for such ati contingency. Arroyo . lauded sovernl weeks ago at No.v Oneuns from Havana, | and remained iu ihe .Southern Surnssonjo timebeiore going to N w Vork Maximilian is Just the man to adopt this desperate course In case of n Haul defeat. There Is no forco north of Queretaro which could overtake him in such a retreat, aud nothing <>u ihc way which oould pro vont noy con.-ideruble body of ceralry from subsisting and reaching the frontier. Tho best military judges, however, do not anticipated such a din vmttni. It is believed bore that Kscobedo has committed a blunder In advancing li s army so near to Quciotaro, and that ha I.as boon impelled to this bv tho ovonvcetilng euthuwasm of tne liberals. North of him, about forty miles, la tb ? rich hac ienda ol Jam), on the Sua Luis roau. To have rendu d Dolores Hidalgo he must have quitted that stronghold v. here bo should have remained. Properly foriiflid It offers ru almost impregna ble positiou, while the surroundlug country con tatua ail that Is neces.-ary to supply Ills army. It Is probablo that both pariles. who proclaim "Liberty" as their watchword, are willing to fight at Dolores Hidalgo to avail themselves or tho historical prestige already mentioned a: attaching to that locality. Kscobedo should, howovcr, have awaited the concentrating movements of the small chiofiains in the rear of the Imperialism and around the capital before ad vane.ng southward from Kan Luis. Perhaps It is this danger winch has caused Maxi milian to move al< or a portion of his forcos out of Quer etaro to precipitate a general engagement. However, It may be the policy of E>cobedo to draw the imperialism to the northward as far as possible from the capital, and to avoid a battle by retiring on the Son Luis road. These and other speculations arc the dally talk in Vera Cms duriug the moiuams which may be* spared from witness ing the final act of tlie French intervention, now being performed In this city. liy me time this reaches the Tnlicd Slates there will be few, if any. foreign troops in Mexico. Tho French were never more dreadfully in earnest than In their hurried departure from this country, especially tn viow of the approaching nckly season. Tho Castle of San Juau de I'lloa has been garrisoned with Imperial troops, | tn prote t the (vest detachments, and tbite It as well as Cordova and Orizaba, is strongly fortified. There are rumors that Forthio Diaz has captured tho above-nnmod place, but although communication is much interrupted, theio Is no good reason for believing the statement. The month of March may be big with events, perhaps involv ing the fate of Mexico lor years to come. The above is a brief :en mr of the m litsr.v situation at the vital point In the tar Interior, and It ts likeiy that the next news of Importance troui that vicinity will ran h the United Ftate t via San Luis, Zoratecjs aud the Rto Grands. I think your readers ought not to count with too ranch certainty upon the battle for the posses sion of Central Mexico being decided in favor of the Liberals. Both sldos have been preparing for ibis con test with every resource at their command?each fully eomprshendlng its necessarily decisive cbaraoter. OUR WATAUHOS CORRESPONDENCE. Positions nod Piano ot Both (Sides?Tho Delay of Max to Attack?Ho Lours Precious Time? Prestige on the Side of the Liberals?The Bitterness of Forty Feellua, Ac. MATtxoROo, March 8, 1887. Tho news from Qusrotaro and vicinity which arrived here last evening is up to the 2&th ult. No battle bad as yet taken place? The troops of Kscobedo, under the Immediate com mand of that dashing and skilful offlcsr. Trevlno, oc cupy the tine from San Felipe to San Miguel, including the little town of Dolores Hidalgo. San Miguel Is eigh teen leagues from Querelaro. Those of Corona are mov IX on tho line from the city of Guanajuato to Zelaya, which latter place la in easy distance either of San Miguel or Qusretara. Regales having moved oat from Morel la. In the State of Michoncnn, had reached and oe ! copied Acambero and Mara ratio, mall placet southwest | from Queretaro. With these forces, numbering not far from twenty thousand men, and, as will be seen, la such position that they can easily co-ops rats, the Em peror Maximilian will have lo oppose, as ths highest estimate, but twelve thousand men, now concentrated at Qneretaro. It has been generally supposed that the policy of the Emperor would be to fall with rapidity upon ths de tached forces of tho liberals, whipping them In detail and before they had time to concentrate. If such was his Intention It has foiled, since, up to ths 2hth, no at tack had taken place, and ths various liberal cnlaftains were la a petition to oo-operate. It will be neon that with the liberals on three sides of them, with numbers and morale in their fhver, the position of ths Imperial army Is s very critical one; bat to reader u the moves*, General Dins, with at least eight thousand man. was, at Us last aoeouatr, at Otambo, from which point no oould reedy cut off the retreat of the Imperialists should they attempt to fell beck open the capital. General Rtra Palaew was at Tsloea, from which point ho was ex pected to move op and co-operate with Din*. Lettera front Juarrsand bis Ministers have has* re eeired hern expressing their satire aatiefaction with ths condition of again. It la expected that Eseobede will take command of the combined romw now In the Immediate vicinity of Quere taro. Though by no means a great general, he has sanek administrative ability, aad the prestige of coo es**, which Is of tho greatest importance la oommai " Ing Mexicans. In eotlmaltng the probabilities ef sueoam It will ha herns la mind that while ths liberal army la by no mesas composed of educated soldiers, yet the man of which M is mads ap have been la ths Aeld either con stantly or at tatamls tror since tho Intervention, and are Impressed with the idea that they art contending against foreigners, hatred to whom la ana ef the strongest principles la the braeot of e Mexican. On the contrary the Imperial army, with the exception of a few foreigners, ? mads ap of Mexloans recently recruited or forced Into the service, for wbleh they have little heart, Thaw are hot poorly drilled, sad have sons ot that stpril de tnas whloh results W ths liberals from long con tinuedtad moot arduous service now likely to culminate In snooson In ?he matter of leaders the Imperialists have, however, the decided advantage. Miramon, who commands Ihe flnt division ef the Imperial array, la a man of military aad general education sad tf consider able esp*liesoe Marques, MnJIa and Castillo, though Ignorant of the sclenoe of war. are hard, rapid, dashing fighters, and this, with the troops thoy command, Is everything. Upon the battle about le coins off bangs the destiny ot the empire and of thsmssivuo-a root wbleh will nerve thorn to desperation. While, Utere fera, I have HUls doubt ot the liberal ncoeso, it will aaly he after sueb dghtlx as has not been known la ^per^ra'ftafThsTS emitted mention ef a meet Important element which eaten late this eoatsst and wbleh will have much eflbct upea II I frfer to ths feehags of intense personal hired wbleh exists between the leader* of the respective parties, a hotrod wbleh has come down from father to son, through *t least two generation*, sad whtcS bos become taisastt * by yssra ef bloody cnafllot. As the res*It of this the con test Is likely to bs bloody in ths extreme, end It will, doahMsaa. M fallowed op by the vtotertedw party hy }u?t srich scenes of appalling awure ss lately occurred M Sau Jac.nlo. KucolwJo wnl not risk a battle until the d sired com binitlluna ere made, lie can belter atl 'rJ to wait than hia adversary. OUR SAN LUIS P0T8SI C3BR?SfCK0ENCi. Concentration of Iinpt-riitliet* at Queretare Tbo Liberals Uatbrrirg their F?rcea at Hue AliaiuU Fonrteen Lruut't Northward?Ca nutes wants to Join tho Librritl Artny?Her. erly Tucker Klira belore the Liberals? His fcou U uuuiird by BaitilliSf At. Sam Lcis l'otoei, Feb. 22, 188T. It is reported here to the government that Maximilian has taken the Held, leaving Marque? with three thousand men to defend the capital. He baa Joined the force of Castillo, now at Queretaro, where it is proposed to matte a stand for the empire. Mendea has evacuated Morelia and advanced with hut force of throe thousand men to aid Castillo, whose army Is thus swelled to seven thou sand oflTectlvo troops. Morelia, from official report of Corona, la oocupled by a portion of his liberal force. Ihe Queretaro campaign la now the great centre of all eyes, and the fortunea of Mexico bang upon It to a con siderable extent. The same oampaign that I informed you trom Durango had been ordered by the liberal gov ernment now holda good. Escobedo, Trevino and all tbe liberal force* are marching southward, and will unite within about fourteen leagues of Queretaro. Ar&nda and Carets da la Gadana are marching from Aguaa Caitentae rapidly towards the objective point, while tbe nine hundred men who left Zaeateoaa a few day* since will swell the liberal army to aboot eevea thousand or eight thousand men well equipped and flushed with recent victory. Corona is also rapidly closing on Queretaro from the southwest, and soon Castillo will And himself hemmed In by four teen thousand of tha best liberal troops Id the Held. His only hops will be to whip the liberal armies in detail, and If be does this, he must do it quickly. He has no time to lose. Tha remnant of the army of Mlramon Is also united to that of Castllla Escobedo left here on the 18th Inst. It Is oonsiderod that there era already sufficient lib eral troops In the field. At Zacatecas a notice bus been posted In the streets that no mora men will be called for from that State. Canalas is reported to be at Tula, In Southern Tsmplco, with eight hundred men. He has a commissioner here to obtain a pardon for him for bis Matamoros acts, and desires permission to attach himself to tha liberal army with the force under him. Escobedo, in answer to a similar communication made to him a short time since, informed Can ales that it would be ail right and that the government would accept bis services. Beverly Tucker, of President Lincoln assassination notoriety, left here with bis eon for tha city of Mexico as soon as be heard that the liberal government was on Its way here and that there was a small American force in the army. His son, 1 hear, was badly out in the lacs by some bandits who plundered them on tbe road. Han Luis Potoel is said to be extremely Imperial In aentlment?especially all tha wealthy and upper classea are in favor of tba empire. The great mass of the peo ple, poor and ragged, are In favor of the liberals, and the empire must therefore so under. Tou may anticipate that Juarez will be In Mexico two weeks from tbe fhll of that capital. Tbe government travel at the rata of trom twelve to fourteen leagues per day. OUI SPECIAL COBBSSPONDENCE FROM THE LIBEBAL CARP. The Ablest Officers In Maximilian's Service, the Bent Hnldters In Juarez's Army?Four teen Thousand Liberals to be la Kacobedo's Camp by March 1?All Dependa on Kscn bedo being Cool and Corona Qnlck to Join Illm?Ortega at Haltlllo?Brilliant Festivities at Mas Luis, Ac, Sax Litis Potoh, Feb. 25,1667. Tbe anticipated battle at Queretaro is the great ob jective point of all eyes iff Mexico. Tha fortunes of the empire hang upon the resnlt. By dint of cash, of troops pressed into tbe service, of powerful efforts used by the Church party as a final hopo, they have gathered in and about Queretaro some eight thousand troops of all arma Among these are quite a number of Freooh and Aus trian), who have lent their swords to the tottering em pire. The force of Mendox, recalled from Morelia, is now Incorporated with tbe other imperial troops. The empire has surrendered tha whole of Western Mex. loo to make one desperate -?and. The Austrian adven tutor also exhibits a spark of life, and enters the field WHO Ilistroops San Joan del Rio, where Maximilian publlehedble proclamation, la about fifteen leagues sontb of Querd taro. At this date It le known here that Maximilian la iu Qucretaro, and, with hie troops, awaiting the adranoe of the liberals The liberal force under oommand of Esoobedo Is about six thousand of nil arms. Advancing f rom Aquas Call en tos and Uuanaluato are about one tboiuand Ave hun dred more troopa, which wiU by to morrow swell Esco bedo's force to seven thousand five hundred men, well armed battalions, enthusiastic and hopeful. In poiat of officers Maximilian has the advantage, its the best generals ara on the Imperial aide, as even the liberals themselves acknowledge; but in point of common soldiers the latter have the advantago. Corona writes to the government, under date of 22d of February?his ioltors reaching here this morning? that his army was about to march for Toluca from More lia (the former point within a lew leagues of the city of Mexico), but that be could take the road for Quoritaro if he received orders to that effect; that his troops would bo detained in Morelin during the 23d Instant, but would march on the mcrning of tho 24tb. Official despatches sent by Escobsdo and tbo government must have reached Ooroca on the 23d, and be will therefore make a forced march immediately on (gucretaro with from six thousand to seven thousand men. From Queretaro to Morelta there are but forty leagues, and this Corona can make in four days, so that by the 27th or 28lh Instant at most the liberal army m front of Queretero will number fourteen thousand men? sufficient to crush the Austrian and all bis army. More over, the small fore; left in the city of Sicxico is not suf ficient. to derend It against Porflrlo Diss, advancing rapidly from Oajaoa, and from Reguies, not four days distant from the capital on the west. If Mscobedo has the good military sense to await the arrival of Corona, there can be liitiu doubt of the result; all will go well with the liberals;, but If,* am bitious or all the glory, bo makes a premature snack, be may throw the liberal cause backward at least six months. Yesterday Esoobedo's main army was twenty leagues from Quoretaro; but his ad vance; guard and cavalry were within sight of the ad vance guard of the imperialists, and had bad a slight skirmish with but little advantage on cither sldo. Tho groat decisive buttle must oornc off on the 28th or soon after, and It will doubtless be a bloody one. The only hope of tho Imperialists is to whip Lscobedo and Corona in detail. Ortega Is still a prisoner at 9aHlllo guarded by one hundred and llfty mou. It is extremely doubtful what will be done with him?ho is to Mexico what Jnicr-on Davis la toj tbe United Slates?an elephant drawn iu a lottery. A grand fostlval baa been going on here sinco tbe arrival of tbe President. The evenings of the 21st, 22d and 23d have been very lively In the Plaza. From the column in the centre ropes are hung which are fastened at the opposite end to the poms on the aides of the plaza. From these are suspended numerous paper lanterns of the national colors, green, while, ana red. Tbe triumphal arches and other devices which hsvs bean erected, as also the government house, the cathedral, and other buildings, are dacorated with rowa or colored lights Ihe Tlaacala Indiana flock into the city from their sell laments near by, and with thalr rude music and wild singing march around the plana following tba portraits of Zsmgoae and Juarez, which are decorated wfth little flags. One of the moot beatuiiial devices which I have soon In Mexico was drawn through tho streets night before last It was a triumphal oar, richly arraagad with the na tional colors of Mexloa la the car, oovarad with a canopy of flags, was a Tlaacala Indian girt of five or sin fears of age. dressed in the reatherwork of the Mexican ndlana A beautiful crown of waving plumes daooratod bar bend. Her eyes, of Inky blackness, flashed bril liantly In the lights of ths plain, and a wavy maaa of hair, dark aa midnight, stole from beneath nor feather crown, and threw itself la wild oonfnslon over her shoulders. The days of the Montesumaa. with all tboir " IB. lt' Imagery, flitted before my eyes. It wea one of ^?last scintillations of native Mexican glory?a waif from a nationality which went down la blood three hun dred years ago, and thus sent Its last gaudy bubble to the sarfaoe of this Moxloan whirlpool Little erowda of Indians, with torches, and with violins and harps gather la dlflhrent parts of tbe plasa, and dance In n rude man ner. singing apparently In verses, and at cash verse n wild, monotonous chorus is thrown In by the woman. Fireworks and other lllnmlBMlona oontribute tboir effect. Tbe eoene la oriental, and were Aladden with bla won derful lamp to atop a pen tho boards I should not ho anr IUR HAVAMA COMHPOMKICE. FaoMa Still Hold by impertnllaCa -Plan and Alntorre Said to ho Plotting la Favor off MnalnalUnn'o Projected Conaroao? French Cavalry Herseo at a Sacrifice la Torn Crua* dke. Havana, March 14, lflSL Tba eoeupatloa of both Orisaha sad Cordova by tho I lb amis la confirmed. The garriaoac of both towns wort small, and had retired to Yen Craa?tho former did net extend four hundred man, and tho latter ccnattlad of only two hundred men. Hot with reaped to PueMn, there Ml no troth la the report given In New Orleans papers. I have spoken with ?overt] paatangsra, most of thorn liberal^ who loft that atty oa the 26th nil, and thsy smart mo thai ap to that day It was held by tho Imperialists, who had oa excellent garrison thars of four thousand men, and tho ?it/was so wall defended on all sides that no nttndk vat apprehended. Amor Lnbesttda, tha Archbishop cf Mexloa, scootn pealed by hla secretary, has teken passage in tha Spanish mail steamer whlek sails for Cadis to-morrow, tenors Ram Ires, Robles. Pezuela, Homers, Artless end Pets, Who formed port of the previous cabinet of Maximilian, alas go leflpotaMi the same steamer. The other Mexican visitors, mostly liberals, have no Intention of going to Bnropo, nod hiving more to hope for, are watching tho eveata to return to Mas loo as soon as may bo ''oca ?anion!" Tha report of Alaterre'a intended defection to tha tmne. riallsts ts denied. Doth Porllrto Pis* and Ahrtorr*, hla second In oommand, wars in treaty with tne government of Maximilian to co-opotste in the r aiisawon of tbe projected Coacresa, wltioh ts le decide?chodM H arm meet?If the Imperialist government >? to be continued or the republican one Is to be re-establWheo. The only di Herein,e which ex red In the views of Maximilian and Diaz is,"the latter demanded that the Congress should bo couvokod la accordance with the omsiUutlou of 11160, whereas Maximilian desired to leave the people absolute liberty to pronounce their own Judgment The public opinion iu Mexico appeara to be (or a moderate republican government, and the groat campaign now eel on loot hag no othar object in view than to remove Jusroz far away, and reduce the "revengeful and Intolerable party which tout i.na him" to insigmUcance. l'his oncejcousuruniated, Maximilian would than give up the rclne of government to the Pres ident who mar be elected by tbe party which ta strug gling for the re-toration of peace and order, and imme diately retire to Kurope, "with tho saturation of having personally contributed to the attainment of tba only re sult which can oow be hoped for and desired." According to the biario dt Santiago dt Ottba of the 8th lost tbe French truti>i>crt Tarn, of 620 horse power and 228 men, Commandant Martin, from Vera Cruz on the 28th ult, had arrived with 1,226 men of tbe foreign legion, eighty of whom are to bo oonvoyed, along with sixty-two horses, to Martinique, and the rest of the men to France. The steamer was to sail as soon as she had coaled. I am Informed that soma of the finest horses belong ing to tbe French wero sold In Vera Cruz as low as $6 each, for want of buyers with money for such purposes. TBS TUKP. KniflUh Baelng-LlverpeM Hprtag Meeting, Tsesdav, March 3. Tba gnat steeple chase fixture of the year, Increased to four days by the addition of tbe gmnd military cross country events, has opened with weather not usually seen on Ainlree. Generally In the Grand National tbe plough Is heavy and the grass somewhat swampy, bnt on this occasion ths ground was everything that conld be desired. Old Helen gave another proof of ber running

Into great form by winning tbe Hurdle Handicap with ease from the heavily-backed Tennyson and a fair field, which Immediately improved bar atable companion, Fan, f9r the steeple chase. The Tyro Stakes did not bring outs very bright-looking lot, and the favorite, Catton, was cleverly beaten by Substance, a Prime Minister Uliy, from Stevens' stable. Lord Stamford's Sedelia was about tho handsomest of the lot. The Hcbdli Handicap of 5 so vs. each, with 60 sova. added. Wlnnera extra. Two miles Over six hurdles. Mr. Barber's b. m. Helen, ? years, by Commotion, 10.it. 8ib (in. 101b. ex.) (Thorpe) 1 Mr. Carew's h. e. Fort una t us, 4 years, lOst 81b. (A. Cadler) 2 Lord Coventry's br. g. Tennyson, 6 years, Ost. 2ib. (J. Stevens) Lord Ponlett's ch. g. Charlemagne, aged, 10at 61b. (Mr. Edwards) 4 Mr. A. Yates' b. g. Balham, aged, list 91b. (in. 101b. ex.) (Owner) 0 Mr. E. Brsyley's b. h. Pearl Divar, aged, list. (G. Barry) 0 Mr. Naylor's br. m. Gazza Ledra, 6 yean, lOst 101b. (W. White) 0 Mr. Mackenzie's ch. g. Messmate, 4 years, Pat. 8lb. (Waddington) 0 Mr. W. NiohoU s b. m. Yarrow, 6 yean, Ost 81b. (Hodgklnson) 0 Mr. W. B. Kerr's b. f. Fair Maid of Perth, 4 years, 931 61b (J. Han Ian, Jr.) ? Betting?2 to |1 ugst Tennyson, 7 to 2 agst Fortunatus, 6 to 1 agst Helen, and 100 to 8 agst any other. The Aistkxb Pi atk of 50 sova. for S year olds sad up wards. Winners extra. Five furlongs. Captain Christie's b. m. Salliet, 5 years, 8st. 21b. (Grimsbsw) 1 Lord Coventry's ch. ? Li Maudite, 3 years (h. b.). 6st 51b (Kenyon) 2 Mr. A. Heatbcote's b. m. Bessie, 6 yean, 7?t. 6)U (Cameron) 3 Mr. Ailington nas. b. h. Stockingor, aged, 8st 101b. (Parry) 4 Lord Wostmoreland's b. o. Crown Prlnoe, 4 years, 7st (car. 7st 21b.) (Maid ment) 6 Betting?7 to 4 against Salllet, 100 to 80 against Crown Prince, 4 to 1 against La Maurlite, and 6 to 1 against Bessie. Tho Trno Stakes of 6 so vs. oacb, with 100 aova. added; colts, 8st 101b.; fillies, 8st 51b. Winnen extra, with maiden allowances T. Y. C. 16 subs. Mr. T. Stevens' b. f. Subs tan oe, by Prime Minister, 8st. 61b (Payne) 1 Mr. R. Walker's br. e. Catton, 8st 101b...(Grimsiiaw) 2 Lord Siamford's b. f. Sedelia, 8st. 61b (Morris) 8 Mr. Nlgbtingall's b. c. Ash toad. Sat 101b (Owner) 4 Lord Coventry's b. f. La Mueite, 8at. 61b. .(J. Adams) 0 Mr. Heene's br. c. Carlos, 8at. 101b (Carroll) 0 Mr. Lee's ch. f. Maude Novill, 8st 61b. ...(Fordhsm) 0 Betting?6 to 2 aaalnst Catton, 4 to 1 against Sedelia, 6 to 1 against Maude Nevill, and 100 to 16 against Bab stance. The Fltmo Stakxs (handicap) or 6 sova. each, with 100 added, for 8 year olds and upwards. Winners extra. 1. I. V. Mr. Warrington's b. f. Flying Jib, by Gunboat, 4 years, Ost XOIb (Kenyon) 1 Mr. Haion'? br. t Lady Crayon, 8 years, flat. 21b. (Vlnal) 1 Lord Batsman'lib. m. Queen of Tramps, aged, fist lib (Morris) 8 Lord Stamford's bn c. Cbibisa, 4 years, 9it. 81b. (Butter) 4 Mr. H. CoTsntry's b. f. Marino, 8 years. Bat. 71b. (Goodwin) 8 Mr. Hartley's b. f. Alberta, by King Tom, 4 years, (tot 101b (Peppier) 0 Mr. R. B. Jeffery's br. f. Sylph, 4 years, 8?t. 91b., carried 6at 121b (R. Cballoner) 0 Lord EpUnton's ch. m. Queen Mary, 6 years, Ost. 7lb (??ayd^ 0 Mr. Alwln'3 f. Bonnie Doon. 3years, Sst 121b.(Hyatt) 0 Mr. T. Falsbaw's br. e. Apollo's Temple, 3 years, 6st 71b (Creddocfc) 0 BoUlna?2 to 1 against Narluo, 9 to 2 agalusi Queen of Trumpx, 100 to 13 each against Fly.up Jib, Lady Craven and Alberta, 8 to 1 againet Apollo's Tempi# and 10 to 1 against Chifcisa. A Sxixwo Stacks of 8 sots, sncb, with 20 sots added, for all ages; weight for aga, with maiden and selling allowances. T. f. C. 4 pubs. Captain Mitchell's Isabel, by Cape Flyaway, 2 years, Ost (?20) (Keuyon) 1 Mr. D. Morgan's b. e. by T. Melbourne?Ha:aneila, 2 years, 8 at 71b. (?20) (Morris) 2 Mr. French's b. f. Ida, 8 years, Ost. 41b. (?20) (Sharpies) 8 Betting?Even on Isabel; 8 to 4 against SaUnella colt, and 8 to 1 against Ida. Tbe Msrskt t it of 100 sots., added to a handicap sweep stakes of 10 so.k. each, 8 ft; winners oxtra; mile; 20 subs. Tbeblitbeat weight accepting being 8?t 81b., it has been rawed to Sat 121b., and tbe others in pro por.lon. Mr. A. Heaihcote's b. f. Lady Pern, by Prims Minis ter, 3 years, Set 910 (Cameron) 1 Lord Westmoreland's bl. c. Tbe Rock, 3 years, Sst 2ib (Kcnyon) 2 Mr. C. ?larke's c. Bedford, 3 yoars, 8st. 8lh. (Peppier) 8 Betting?Even (at flrat 7 to 4) on Lady ram, T t? 4 agst Rock, and 4 to 1 agst Bedford. ? Handicap Plats of 40 sovs, for 8 veer olds and upwards Winners extra About six furlongs. ? Mr. Bond's bl. h. Despair, by Hcsperas, apod, Tst 21b (D Doyle) 1 Lord Stamford's b. f. by Wild Dayrell?Emily, 8 yoan, . Ost. 11 lb (Kelly) 2 Mr. A. Heatboole's be. t Her Ladyship, 4 years, Set 101b (Morris) 8 Mr. French's b. f. Ida 8 yean, 7it 21b?(Huruble) 4 Betting?Even aa Her LadyVhlp, and 8 to 2 agst De spair. STATED 1SLAHD IDTEIUCENCE. Ftaa m a Dnaau Bstasi ?ms,.?A fin occurred oa Monday evening last In the dyeing and printing eetab llsbment at Factory villa Stataa Island. Tbe building la of brick, with a slate roof. Several valuable articles which wars bsagiag an the roof at the lima for the pur pose of drying ware eatttaty destroyed. Tbe establish ment is basted by stgam: oat the origin of the Ore Is unknown. Tbe building Is damped about $200, and the loss on property about (188. Arras* a* BowoLArr.?A party of burglars at tempted la break Into the store of Wood ft Fan Kama, at Mariner's Harbor, Staten Island, on Sunday night last, They were, however, detected m the act by Mr. John Moors, of that plane, who was paasiag at tba time, sad immediately called fkr Mr. Wood, one of tbe pro prietors. Tbe bnrglan, Ending that they aura discov ered. made good their escape. Tba following morning Mr. Wood ata-overed a complete sat of burglar's tools secreted under tba plank walk In tbe vicinity of ths store, which wars evidently bid there by tbe burglars, MsTHonm* EnsooTAL ConnaaroB a* Torrasmxa.? The tenth station of the Newark Annual Conference of the Methodist Epteeopal Cburoh commenced yeeterday at St. Peal's cburoh, TottsnvlUs, Suten Island. Tba speakers wen Revs. J. & Rooney, J. N. Fltagerald, R. Hareourt and J. M. Buckley. Tba Oouferenoe will 1%. maln la sestisa until Saad^ next. m? ? DIAL EtTATL By A. J. Bleeekar. Sen A Co. Oreenwieh sC, Hot a side. No.?, MxM_ ftMM Greenwich at, 2 iota adjoining, Noa MI and 184 Gansm-oert it.,*l tot. 06 feet Oreenwiehii.", MiTtit ^ 4th av.,?4 lots s. w. oar. MM it,' each*i?b ...7.7.each Iffl 4th av, 4 leu a. w.asr. UM st, each 3?xB0....... aaeh MM lOM at, 6 lots n. ?., M ft. w. 4th av.. aaah KxlOO.eacU ~ 103d at, lOBdit 103d ?t *? t"1* 11 ? n" ??? w. vm a*., mod jdaiw.oaca 4 lota adjoining, each MilM aaehH :::::: t lSBd at, 8 lota do. do 1,1 108d at, I lota i. a, JgO w. 8th av., each 36x100, each.., J ?bhft:iSLVi T^iM-'Lh lOBd et, 1 lota a a, JJO' w.'sth av., each Mxli&'eaeh. Tith at, 3 loti Ad join log. 28x101.1 aeeh... .7. . ?9th ?t lgeri n. a, between 4th and 5th era., M.4 and ?Othrt., 4 iota id joi n I iig. Asxlbik aaeh'.!!^'.!'. 1! t? 101st it, 8 lata a 80 ft w. 4th sr., eaeh 98x100, aaeh. 800 PMof (nmnd. wlih (.'".kure^'bolldlnf Mi Mek dwelling hoaae. 87.7x78.11 77, .844.00 House ?nd lot No. 6 West Washington place, 31x64 . 14.0m Houses and lota Hon MS end 4U> Rest luthrt., 33.4x00. 18,000 4 lots south elds Tilth at, 886 feet west lit av., 3SxlOO.lt each ........ M? 1 lot and gore west ridh 79th it, 400 fiat east Id av., 00x184.4 8>M? 1 1.' lO rlP.'d JV-F? M US 1 lot on WlUouxhhr av.. rear of abova, with barn..... 1,480 3 email gore lot, adjoining shove. em 8W 8 lota iiinoUes W riser,sol a et sad breed way,... esM 8W 8 I to junction Willmtgnby av. sad Broadway... .each 800 3 lei, btuyveaanl it., n. wltheropooa each 818 3 lota adjoining above each 808 cor. stiivveaant and Wilher?poon ata aaeh 400 " ? WWJ"''?? ng www -re ... . t , . 4 lot. cor, lUnyveaasl and Wilher?poon ate aaeh 4l>0 1 let on Wubdrsynea St., adjofntng fit 1 gore lot adletalng W> 3 ?>na'l gorolota adjoining each <t . Broadway and fahaeffi lota cor. Broadway and ftrbaeffer ?t 'o|a en Smt,b et, near DeberolM FLOODS IN TNI SOUTHWEST. The Town of Columbnn, Kr.. Innndnted. Cairo, 111., March 20, 18CT, Tbe levee on tbe north side of Columbus, Kjr., broke this morning, and tbe town is now completely tnun Tble city Is still dry. A Submerged City?Chattanooga, Tenn., Under Water?I,om of J.lfe-Trrrible Havoc and Distress?A Houseleee and Starving People Proclamation of iHnrtlal Caw- ppraranco or the CUy When the Wstern Pell. Ate. [From tbe Chattanooga American Union, March 10 ] We have no heart this morning to dwell at length upon the terrible calamity which has befallen tbe cillsens of Chattanooga and surrounding country. For mi las and m>i?? the land is bidden, only a few of the higher points of hills being above the water. In Chattanooga tonight iSoturdsy), March t, 1807, there is from four to eight feet of water on nil the streets. The losses of our morchants, business men and citizens can not be estimated, and we fear the Injury to the future prospects of the place can never be estimated. Such a flood has never been known or heard of by any one In this section, and we sincerely hope it may never be seen again. Yesterday oar carriers were compelled to carry the paper, around in skiff, and canoes to leave them with subscribers. Many of the latter were not at home when they called, sad the papers hod to bo brought book to the office. The clerks la the Post Office moved oat the mall mat ter, to the amount of forty large bogs, during tbe day, tbe water being nearly four foot deep In the office at the time of leaving. At tbe river bank nothing oould be seen bat water outspread as far as the eye could reach. The current was still vary swift, and considerable drift wood was running down. Tbo water was up to the bass of the lime kiln on the cliff above town. This shows that the water has risen fifty feet, the base of tbe kiln oelug about that distance above the average stage of water, Mr. Parham, one of our well known citizens, was in strumental In rescuing over a hundred people living in the country beyond Fort Wood, and taking them to the high ground. Chaplain Von Horn aud family, living at the National Cemetery, were brought off by him and taken to his house. [From the Chsttsooogm American Union, March 12 ] The waters continued to live during Satuidsy night and Sunday. On Sunday night they rose s'ven inches between nightfall and daylight During Monday morn ing they were on a stand, and about noon they began to fall. From that time till about twelve o'clock at night tbey fell five Inches. The steamer Cherokee on her trip down the river steamed acrot. the country three miles to the town of Washington, county seat of Rhea county, forty miles from here. Her officers took every man, woman aud child who remained in town on board, and after :-jving them an excursion around the suburbs of their town took them back again. Hundreds of people came In from Mission Ridge and lookout Mountain durtug yesterday, to end.avor to get something to cat. It is statod that the backwater extends up Lookout valley to a distance of forty miles from the river. The water stood five feet doop In the lower story or tbe American C'nian bnildinr yesterday morning. The paper has been published regularly every morntug, without the loot of a Hindi. issue. The employes and all others who bad business to transact with the office were compelled to land in a boat on the stairs. The Republican office has been completely ruined. Several attempts were made during Saturday night and Sunday to break Into the stores in various parts of Somo parties succeeded in making au entry the city. Somo parties succeeded in making au entry with boats into the store of W. Crutchfleld A Co., and stola a quantity of goods. Mr. C. H. Benton and some oth?r gentlemen, who wore in the second story of the building, drove them away twico; but they succeeded on tbo third attempt In getting in undiscovered. Locomotive engines standing on the track in the depot Eord are covered by tbe water, leaving uotbing but their ells and smokestacks visible. Ten cars belonging lo the Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company, loaded with dry goods, were stand ing on the oompsny's track, alongside of the passenger depot. When ihe water was at its highost it came with in a foot and n hair ef covering them. Of courso their Immersion in the water will completely ruin them, and entail a heavy Iocs ujion the railroad company. MARTIAL LAW. Yesterday morning a petition, signed by about ono hundred of tho property owners and business men of the city, was presented to Major Kline, commanding tbe troops at the post, requesting him to proclaim martial law and Interfere to protect tho citizens from tbe bands ot roving scoundrels ? ho were plundering the de serted stores. After a consultation with bis Honor, Mayor Carr, 'Major Kline issued the following order:? UKNlltlAL OKDSItS?KO. 12. Headquarters, I'ost Chattarooga, Tew*., j March 11, lftflT. In pursoance of the wishes of the Mayor and prope'rty holders, the city of Chattanooga Is hereby placed under martial law. All skiffb, barges, flatboats, Ac., will be seised end used by the military for the purpose of moving furni ture, Ac., unless they hold permits from tbe Msyor or from these headquarters. JACOB KI.INK, Captain 25th Infantry, U. 8. A, commanding Post. Two companies or men in charge of a eommtnioneu officer were Bent out daring tbe morning and guards statinnod at tbe foot of every street on botu sides of the overflow with orders to take every boat as soon as It landed. Every boat owned and need by any mair of responsibility or wbo could prove that he was using his boat for a legitimate purpose was afterword released, but a great number wore taken from negroes and suspicious characters and placed under guard. Any person who wanted lo cross over the water to either s da of tho town found no difficulty in doing no, as Major Kline or Mayor Carr issued passes to all such and let litem toko n boat for the purpose. In tbe afternoon tho Mayor swore a number of special K" s, for the purpose of having the town patrolled by during tho night. He also procured a lot of pro visions and hod them distributed in vwious ports of the City. loss or lux No reliable estimate can bo made as yet of tbe number of individuals who hare perished by the flood. We can only Rive a few well authenticated accounts, from which our readers can Judge of tbe prob4>!e number. Be tween nine and ten o'clock on Satirday night cries wore heard as irotn two men In thewatron Railroad street, opposite the Crutohtleld Horse. Their cries were mingled tvitb splashing in the water, which lasted for a coupie of minutes, when all became quiet, and It ie feared that some unfortunate mon sank to rise no more. A email boat coitainfng three men, oapeised between the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, at Seventh and Chestnit streets, on Satnr di>v mort trig. No boats were near to rendor them any aid. and none of them seemed to know how to twlm. After several vain attempts to clifeb upon their boat they Anally went down. A frame building with three mei on It floated across Pntlertow* lata on Sunday evenhg. Two of them slipped offtho roof, somehow, and n attempting to get book on it, it turned over on them throwing the third one off and burying the two underoath it A gentiemaa Informs ns that it has counted fltteen bodies of men, women n-d cliildrn, white and black, float past bis place on tho Lookout lountaln road. A negro men was drowned near he upper end of the depot yard on Saturday afternoon, ad a white man was lost by his boat swamping near theeld soldiers' Homo, oomer of Ninth and Pine streals. As we said before, no estimate an be made of tbe number of lives lost but we have as doubt that ft le very large. Probably the full matter will newer be known. tbe noon nauiaa to manna. Km tbe Chattanooga American tftlon, March 1&] ng yesterday the water fell if tbe rate of four inches per hoar, end last night it wo going down at the rate of Are Inchon. Te-day it will wobably lower still faster. Martial law still prevails. The ndftary are working In conjunction with the drtl uthoibMMmMm hollies and doing afl in their power to keep law and ordeib the town. The city wna generally qniet daring Itndsy night, bat numerous tobberiea were committed | spite of the in ?M poHce fovea. ? During yesterday our merchants did business men were busily engaged In attending t their stores and stooka, tbe waters haws fbllen nuffld ntlr to allow of boats entering tbe flint floors of all yfMhmga^ Mad ownrnn mob deep boa eeUled on tbe needing waters brings np to the I and expense of cleaning shriving, eti . Si " will bo o very henry Item on she list hv the flood. * i Market street, rerythtng which ht, end the labor iters and floors. bo tbe flood. There *10 bo a grant deal of work* I be done In n few days by painters, gluten, paperhanf ( carpenters and plaotarara There Is sonnely n how but oosda their b titles of driftwood hlch floated np ?s been very do The wool Market street in the lest four dayol otraotiwe to panes of flora In bulk wit^wo of mores and were loraod by the city auto rttleo, yeotorday, to tbe hundreds of poor white and 1| k who swarm In onr city. and whora penury has be* Increased by the torn of their mbitoUo? and halo. ?hots oenld be heard daring Iratfg I In various porta Of ibeeMr Wosnppooo tboy worael isr flrad by oomo of tho oOMtara on duty at mew Mi rllng around In ?l i?r u I ordered, or else clone characters. I by oomo af tbe police erdUrens at er Bulldinra have bow earned off ftto ivory prat of the oity. Some of them an lodged wtt i the corporation Bmite on blob snots of ground, or k i caught on posts and held Ull the water went dofti, when they over turned, and now He in every odd mm r on the streets. In the Union Passenger Depot the il form* ham been mined by the sonant, and stand ? every direction, every few yards of flooring formingsnWlined plane on Ma own book. ? The platforms on both sides Of 1 nth street, (torn Railroad to Market, have been teesol i d thrown about In the water u If they were ndh g but feathers, end now lie about higgle-dy-piggk-^ra^^mra^ra^m M7- ? ran rux? fttoMtodjwIwi [From the Chattanooga American U in.HHHIH It io hardly pea*bis m yet to calo its correctly the damage* which our merchants bavi lastainod by tbe | flood. The eeliinaiM mudo dunng^H^^H^M to the French I in, Match 141 the high water were In general some ist exaggerated, yeotorday. The arias from tho few of the eetl end oo we Judge are many of those ma greatest losses to the business men wl cessation of bostnesn Wo give below mated damages as reported to us yen ley:? W. Crutohfleld ft Co. set their losses about 91,100. J. H. Warner ft Oo. not leas than 9< 00. L Murrm estlmales his tosses at MM. X L. Divine k Co. escaped with $6<j A. D. Taylor's warehouse was alpst entirely sub i prevaiene* of merged, but fortunately be had shlpH nearly all hie nod tiara manfeet. and t' grain before tbe water had tiara manfeet. and tho cool stored in It prevented It i rem going die ine stream. Wight k reebody, druggists, 81* block, IftfTisU their lose at about f 1,000. ft P. Psrrish ft Co., grocers, eetl Me their loss (a Stoon a> - -mail. John u D'iv - iceeee on his far^flll be very heavy, from ?U.?W to IW.OWk H. *i. Snyder, dry g??dk estlma'se hH foe* ?t f ...OCMl The following list of loose* la ftom our issue of yes terday:? Lightfoot Saloon, $500; Boo Ton B^Mae-ani, $000 Capitol .Saiooo, $300. The Eagio halo?- M.J I'lorO" prophetor, corner of Ninth and K* ''? * streets, o?i taiued a heavy loss. While th- pr ; or % "O '?mi>v!a hu goods a thief extrm ted bu pochi t t>-? k from " coat, thereby adding !n?ult t>- injury UoMM$$| ... _ .. _ . . _ . saloon, $300 ^fajor Hobbe, Raliriad 8ah>oo, the Crutchlleld House, sustained a loos of $'>00. R, A. Bishop, proprietor of the Cralchfle.d Honor, form no id-Vaay. t or the leasee sustained by h msolf. alks around The destruction to the fencmg and tioard wi the bouse has been very heavy. A large amount of curd wood, piled in the yard of the house, drifted off or waa stolen; the beautiful garden in front of it was total!; ruined, and ttie furniture much injured All the stool of groceries inthe SUMMW ?M submerged. The vegi table garden belonging to the house, on ths north aid* < the river, is destroyed. A large barn was carried off by the current and depot Ited at a place a quarter of a mile distant from its origt nul location, while the dwelling house was carried from one hill across a valley and lelt on the side of the oppo site hin, on the spot whore a log house formerly stood, the lattor having departed for parts unknown. A wing of tne house occupied by Major Johnson J ..... V - ted ti living nt Chestnut and Sixth streets, was floated during the flood, and was found stranded oa the cot mons at Eighth and Pin* Btreeta Scarcely an v thing was left of it but the roof and a floor. At the time U waa vacated, when the waters were rising, ft contained considerable household property, but nothing was Isfl In It but s trunk. A large cooking stove was among ths missing articles. Hook A Wood, furniture dealers, opposite the Amsff. can Union office, have suffered severely. The losses sustained by the railroad companies be very heavy. In the city the tracks ere all washed very badly. Platform cars, floated off tho tracks, we sailiau down stream or are piled up In all sorta of wa and places. Engines left on the tracks or in tho sham were covered as high as tho boilers. Numbers of the cars were loaded with freight?dry goods, groceries hardware, Ac.?which will prove a total loss. A portion of the house occupied by Major John asm at Sixth and Chestnut streets, floated up Chestnut, sad has lodged in the middle of the street, opposite Dr. Groon's. at Seventh street. The old hatb house floated from Fifth and Chestnut streets, and is now lodged In the rear of Lindeman'a house, at Seventh and Railroad streets, and lies on Ha side. Tho greatest freshets previous to this time were those of 1820 and 1847. There was hardly ten tnchea diflerenoa between these floods. In 1847 the water rose nearly to the top of the lirae kiln, or about tan feet above the present height of the bridge. POLICE ESTELLIGEHCB. Ap.rfst or Shoplifters?'Thsft of Fcrr?Washing ton Harrington, William Poynton and Edwin Myers wen yesterday brought before Justice Dowling by detectives Elder, McCord, Kelso and Radford, on the charge eg stealing three fur collars and three fur capes, valued al $200, from the store of Mr. Win. D. Yocum, Noa 15 and 17 Mercer street The prisoners entered the store last Saturday morning under pretence or writing a note ta one of the proprietors, but immediately left again, soon after which tho furs were missed. Clarence B. Hicks, an attache of the premises, made an affidavit againal the defendants, and detective Elder testified to flnding a portion of the stolen furs In the house of Myers, No. 131 Bleecker street The magistrate committed the aocnaad parties to ths Tombs for trial A Salesman Charged with Larcext.?Marcus M. Smell ing, a salesman, thirty-five yean of age, living at King1! Hotel, Dey street, waa yesterday arrested charged wttb stealing four packages of combs and two packages al bead nets, valued at $50, from the store of Messrs, George Bliss A Co., No. 340 Broadway, emailing com fessed to the theft, and Justice Dowling committed him to the Tombs for trial Crceltt to a Horse.?A colored man named Daniel Campbell was yesterday brought before Justice Dowling by officer Graham, of the Third precinct, on the charge of cruelly driving a bono attached to a loaded cart. The horse was totally unlit for use, having sores on hll left breast and side; also on his back. The offices charges that the driving of said horse in that eonditioa was crutl and torturing. Campbell was held in $300 ta answer. Akrkst or Atxxoed Fkmalr Bwiwplsrs.?Captal^ Jonrdan, of the Sixth Precinct, assisted by doteciivaj Wooldrldge, yesterday arrestod Mary Goodfellow, i her reputed sister, Catharine, about twenty-three i twenty-Are years oT age, on the charge of stealing llns^ dozen shirts from Laman Dormitzer, 33 Bowery, Thomas J. Myers, 70 Cast Broadway, valued at flORl The prisoners bad procured the shirts front vario merchants to make op, but after completing the gi menu, pawned them at different shops in the e instead of returning the shirts to the owneml In possession of the accused parties Captain! Jourdan found a large number of pawn tlcke" representing shirts, dresses, Ac. It is alleg that the women bare been in the habit of hiring ape menls in different parts of the olty, advertising for i lugj and after collecting all sorts of dresses possible,] ter the pretence of making up, would oeoamp the plunder, which they would sell and pawn for ? tromeiy small sums. Captain Jonrdan doubtless will I sble to recover a large quantity of the goods stolen.| Justice Dowllng committed Mary and Catharine to Tombs for examination. Persons having been swlnt by them would do woll to call upon Captain Jonrdan, afl tho Franklin street police station. OssTfircTTxa Railroad Tracxs.?John Cavanagb, a] hack driver, was arraigned before Justice Dodge ye dsy, charged with obstructing the tracks or the Sixth] avenue railroad. John was driving bit coach at a t slow pace in front of one of the ear* and refused to d faster or get out off tho track. He was fined $10 reprimanded. Cruelty to Akiiuu.?Charles O'Connetl was brought! before Justice Dodge yeeterdsv charged by John A. | Btontenhnrgb, of No. 110 West Thirty-second street, wttfc I torturing a horse by tying a rope around tho hona'M neck and fastening it to a cart which he was driving; | thus attempting to drag the horse along, thereby i choking the animal; be also, as was alleged, atraok stabbed at the animal with an Iron red Mr. btont burgh staled that bo want to look for an offioer, when he came back to where tho horse was be u that it was dead. O'Conaell was committed for trial. Hbavt Bcroiast.?On the night of the Sth Inst thw | residence of ifn. Amelia Peraeb, No. 301 Ninth i was burglariously entered, and wearing apparel anffi| jewelry to tho amount of $960 were stolen, matter was placed in the hands of deleotivea J Irving and McConnell, who, by means of perse vering inquiries, ascertained that e yooag mam bad ridden down from Thirty-second to Hammong steoet on the night of the burglary, wbo bad with him as trunk answering to the doacription of tho one which we* taken from Mrs. Pencil's house. The trnnk was take* to a certain house in Hammond strset, which walchod for two days and two nights, until finally m young man nam ad Charles Tucker was arrested by tho otlloen. who, finding that be had been eloeely followed, acknowledged his guilt and gave information by which some $300 worth of the property was recovered, and David Williams, alias David WMd, tha proprietor of awn of the Canal street" Havana cigar " esiablUh meats, wan arrested on the charge of receiving the stolen property. Tucker and Wild, or Williams, were arraigned before Jostle* Dodge yesterday, at Jeflbnon Market Polios Court, where Mrs. Penoh and the detectives appanrod who ween end entered complaints against the prisoners, bath held for trial. fknux Tkbviro.?'Yesterday afternoon Mm As Marin Grimm, of No: $67 Second avenue, on wtuialag to her room after a short absence found a strange ? In it standing near the bureau, within one of the drawasn of which were bar valuables. Suspecting his in tent I sun to bo anything but hosorabls, Mm Grimm caught hold of her ondostred visitor, but being encumbered with ? child In her arms bs easily released himself and ran oil Determined not to suffer e possible ices of property ha this war, Mm Grimm, to uao bar own language, 'threw down the baby" and started In pursuit sorssasinw .... - *? ??- ? mhon off ??Watch t" This having attracted the attention roundsmen Kelly, of the Twenty-fourth prod net, be tm tercepted end arrested the fugitive, end upon searching him round In his possession a small cotton bag oontalnhM n couple of watch as, a gold cross, various other srticleeac Jewelry and a quantity of diver coin, both the beg and its contents being Identlied by Mm Grimm. Provtoun to arresting him the officer had observed the Aooteg roam throw away a small box, and accordingly, after taking Ihlm Into custody, be searched for and recovered It, which with a set of jewelry it contained, was IlkeH identified by Mra. Grimm. The prisoner was subse quently arraigned before Justice Kelly, at tho Fourth District Police Court. He gave bis name an WDM Smith, bet was likewise impleaded m Pool Volmer, which was staled to be bin rani name Me wan oone mltted In $600 to answer. FURCIA1 JF THE LATE JESSE MVT. The fuseml of the late Jams Hoyt took plnoe yester day mora lag, at tea e'otook, from the Church of tiro AscenWoo, comer of Fifth aveaae and Tenth street On the arrival of the body, eoeoropaaled by the ImmedlaSe family of the Asciemd, M wan net at tha dear of tha ohareh by the offlohuiag clergy, the Rev. Dm Dyer end Sabine, and the pall beams, Meaam D. Dusr, J. Warren, D. Groeebeck, F. R Cutting, Gt P. Klrkleed, W. Barn well, Charles Butler end R C. Ward The clergy weie reeled in surplices, and, la common with the pallbear ers, wore the customary mourning badga or seatK The oofflln was of rosewood, heavily mounted with silver, and having a plate of the aaron motel bearing tha following inscriptionJeaan . " " " Upon Hoyt Died March 17,1M7, aged seventy-five." t the ltd were plaoed a cross, anchor and wreath of rare flowers, mingled with sprigs of evergreen. The faneral cortege moved alowiy up the central aisle of the chnrob, tha Itev. Mr. Sabine reading the proaoribod sentences In the office for the burial of the dead, on arriving at tbe chancel tbe body was placed upon steed* prepared for It without the rails, nod the service prooeeded, the choir rendering the anthem and the sontenee, "I heard a voice from beeves," ko , with mneb solemnity. The Rev. Mr. Sabine road the proper lemon for the occasion. Dr. Muhlenberg's hymn, "1 Would Not lave Always," was sung, and the Rev. Dr. Dysr said the committal aerrioe and oonoluding prayers, dust being seaUernd on the coffin by aa attendant at the words "Bust to dust," Ac. At the does of tbe services aa opportunity was afforded for such as desired to look for the last time upon the feature- of tho deceased, of which many who were pres ent availed themselves. The procession was then reor e* gaol red and the remains were convoyed to Urecu?ood Cemetery, fur interment in the family vtujc