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Later from frames. Late last evening, the packet shy) Francois 1st, Captain Pell, was announced balow? her day of sail jag is the 24ih of April, consequently she will noj ktiog more than two days later intelliganee than wai received per Pennsylvania, from Liverpool. We shall however receive our pap?a in ume for this evening's Chronicle. Scotch Banking. ? A great deal of nonsense is uttered about the Soatch banking system. Because Jio revulsions, pressures, or expansions are known in the history of banking in Scotland, many shallow persons suppose that there is a principle inherent in the system that, like nalt in finh, preserves it from the effects ef decay. No auch thing. The Scotch bank ing system is not very different from that of the En Joint Hteck aytem. The principle of per sonal responsibility, te the whole extent of one for tune, prevail ? but so does such a principle prevail in the Rhode Island banks The great prwotple of the Scotch hanking system is a moral, not a financial or legislative principle. The ??otch hankers and traders are cool, cautious, prudent men. They seldom indulge in thoseexpansionsorcon trnetione ihat cause revulsions in England or the Unit Ad States. Speculation doef not exist in that country to any thing like the extent it does here. A full deve lopement of the Saotch banking system would de scribe the moral habits of a people. If the mere Scotch banking system were adopted here tomorrow, it would not be a bit better than our present system. We "would net use it so coolly as the Scotch do. We >vould put on steam? issue too many credits? ami get round its cheeks in some way. Ail the fanf%rronadt about the Scotch banking sys tem comes from C. C. Cambreleng. Ha has had a vision and dreamt d a dream. Late in life our friend Cam got married, and look to studying Adam Smith ?n political economy. Every principle measure and Act of this system, though known for a hundred years, appeared to Cam as perfect novelties. He fon dled over them as an old rascally bachelor does over n young girl. So it is with the Scotch banking sys tem, and all the nonfense uttered oil that subject. We never will have a regular or judicious paper cur rency in this country. It is not in our nature. No system will prevent us from trying to get rich in a few months or years, or of cheating each as often as we can. The banks cheat the public, and we chcat each other. That's all the difference. The greatest cheat is the greatest man. Pafbb Money.? We shall have splendid times for a year or eighteen months to come. We have now begun the age of paper money, and whatever the end may be, the beginning and part of the progress will be splendid. Thera are six hundred banks through oat the country. They have issued one hundred and twenty millions, but in a few months their issues can be increased to three hundred millions. The effects ef this new issue can easily be calculated. The as aignats in France lasted for a few years, and furnish ed the means to that people to create armies, fight tattles, and extend the limits of the republic. ]n England the paper money pariod, from 1797 up to 1820, similar effects followed. The issue of irredeem able Bank of England paper stimilated war, trade, and all aerts of genteel extravagance. No matter how dishonorable it may be to cheat the public ? if one sueceeda what's the matter? If the banks and the government will only issue as much paper money as we can swallow, wc shall be able to finish rail roads ? complete our new towna? put the roofs on the palaces at New Brighton? ride again in barouches? drive tandem ? trot faat horses? kick up rows? and enjoy ourselves for another year at least. The peni tentiary for &mall rogues? palaces for the great ones. Politics and Banking. ? Test Question. ? No election has yet been held in any part of the country, aince the banks declared the suspension of specie pay ments. It is therefore, as yet, a mere matter of spec lation what effect that caup d' etat has produced on the public mind. The firat trial will be closely con tested, and this trial will take place in the county of Philadelphia, for a member of Congress. In the third Congressional district of Pennsylvania, Mr. Charles J. Ingersoll, a locofoco, specie or hard jneney man ia up for election to a seat in Congress. This district has been sometimes on one side, and sometimes on the other. It is a halt town half coun try place, within the influence of the U. 8. Bank, as well as the rnal locofoco principles. We shall wait for the result with impatience. We shall then know the probable effort of the suspension of specie pay meats on the political feelings of the country. A New Business. ? An old fellow at Albany who haa been doing a crack business in the specie line ever mncc the suspension, gave ua a little account of his business the other day. As soon as it was known that hank paper had depreciated, or as the brokers say, that silver was at a premium, he made his pre parations to buy all he could lay hia hands on. Hav ing laid in a large stock of New Y ork, Albany, Safety Fund and Rastern bank paper, he advertise! it for sale ? cheap for cash. The hint took. The old Dutch men, Dutch women, and Dutch girls who had been laying up five and ten cent pieces, in old stockings, brought forth their treasures to the money changer, and brought the pretty pictured promises to pay. He could accommodate them with any kind they chosu and then all he had to do was lo send here for a new mock, which he got still cheaper some very cheap inrirmd, to keep his stock good, nnd pocketed a hnnd nimr profit. Our intormant in this way had Mold, most ly in small stuns, over ten thousand dollars worth of bank paper in a fo'tnifht, and still drivesa brisk busi ness at this novel species of trade. The Fashion akleHeasoi*. ? The gaiety and splen dor of the approaching mason will depend i rtirely on the banks. If they extend ih?ir issues, we shall have beauty and enjoyment- if thry cnrtail, our prettiest women will have to sit at home and darn their hus bands' stockings. We say to the banks extend ? expand issue more pspar money? we arc all going to the devil, but do let us go aa memly an we can. Saratoga, Hallston, Ni agara, the sea shore, may, for this year at least, by particular desire, made the gayest of ten thousand. We ought to have on? smaahing summer of enjoy ment and extravagance before the final eiploeton of the paper system takes place. Let us put off poverty, ruin, the penitentiary and atatea prison, for a year at Jea*. l?et us suspend till 1830. Wmtwaib Hol-Who wm|i<0|0 WiwtT Who -want* lo quit ?h#? dirt and bankruptcy of New York I Who want* to fat heyoad the efllavia of Wall atreet? Who waii t a to be happy in hia own fieldel Read Aha advertisement in another column af lande for aale in Michigan. The age of speculation ia past and jona? now ia the time for ploughing? cutting down tree* planting corn? rearing children, and kiamng one' a aweet wifa undav tha treea of one*aown ramng Mechamra, men hanta, bankrupt* inaalvcnta, aha vera will all And it their ialavort to quit the Atlantic ci Ueaaad go W?m AojousNBxJLoArBB Miitim in thb Paul ? Thin affair, as the sportsmen My, camtofl yesterday m the Park. A beat twm hnadrad and fifty peraens assem bled. With the exception of Francia Murphy we could not learn the names of any of the orators. The real lo-fos cunning foxes, kept aloef; and although Ming, Slain, Bang, Flam and Webb were loudly call ed for, they could not be incuccd to speechify on this occasion. A number of very appropriate resolutions were .passed? the chief of which were, " That it was expe dient for those who had'nt no money, to get some as quickly as possible." ''That the legislature deserved high censure, for its permitting the banks to withhold payments of specie." That it was expedient to pre sent petitions tc the Common Council," &c. Ac. "That if these petitions were not granted, then they were to grind their tnc&rds, and prepars for the on slaught." " So 1 say," cried a loafer in the crowd; " them as has swords to grind let '.em grind, or we shall lose all we possess f' " Them's my sentiments," cried another. " The bankers are all rogues and tte shall be robbed," roared a fellow with a crownleas hat, and his clothes a fit representation ol Joseph's coat? all colors, and every whit as lioly J This is a very fair specimen of the opiuions deliver ed, and of the general character of the meeting. ? There were, however, a great number of persons, who seemed to have joined in the mass, merely from curi osity, and who appeared to enjoy the sport. After being together about three quartersof an hour the meeting dispersed. Singular Effects or a Vapor Bath. ? "I took a vapor bath the other day in John street," said a friend, "and never felt so fine, so elastic, so clear, or so bright as for the two or three days in succession. A bath has a wonderful effect too in matters of the heart. For three months I was idolising one of the prettiest girls in town, but somehow or other I never could pluck up courage enough to put the dread ed question. I tried every way and every form? it would not do. But singular to relate, the vsry next day after I had cleared my ideas with the vapor bath, I made a call upon my Dulcinea, and we settled the affair in half an hour. I'll rend you a piecc of cake next week. We shall spend six weeks at Niagara and the west. God bless vapor bathing. It is excel lent to ripen affairs of the heart? just as good as a bright sun on a peach orchard in the Jerseys. Good morning." Such was the speech made to us by a friend the other morning. Tne bath is still open at 36 John street, lor similar unfortunates. Nbw Custom Housb. ? The solid marble walls of this elegant edifice are rapidly rising up to heaven. The commissioners, with their hands in their pockets ? their pockets lined with eight dollars a day apiece ? arc gazing on the work daily. By the tirue that this splendid temple is finished, and ready to be used, theie will be no foreign com merce to take care of? and less employment for cus tom house officers. The custom house will then make an excellent jail. A Conpiherhati Irishman. ? An Irishman called upon me yesterday ? "Is Mr. Bennett in 7" "Yes ? I am the person." " Misther Bennett, I want to spake unto you V' I walked aside. '? Misther Bennett, I am told you are a very con siderhate man? indadr, quite generous? I am a poor man, and I want something to do. Can you give me employment?" "What can you do 7" "I can write a leetle." "Well, my friend, I am afraid I can give you noth ing to do. I am overstocked with people." " Well, Misther Bennet, I heard you was a very considerate man? so I thought I would apply to you." " Well, I am sorry I can give you noamployment." "Arrah, then! Misther Bennett, if you cant give me no work ran you give me a donation or so ? I hear you arwn very considerhate mau." "I. dont think 1 can. All the charity and good deed* 1 can muster, 1 am cons derate enough to be stow on poor femalws in distress. I think they de serve it more than our rascally he sex." "Och ! the women are well enough? but wont you give me something?" " Not a cent. Females in trouble can do little for themselves? but whvn hale hearty men get in dis tress, it is their own fault 7" "Och ! I thought you were a considerhate man." "So I am? 1 give all to poor woman? but devil a cent to any thing in the shnpeof a man." "Good mornin," said Pat, making alow bow. "Oo>d morning 1" said I? and so we parted. In this country, any being that wears breeches, found a begging, ought to have his jacket well dusted No fear of a man suffering in this land, if he has in dustry and is sober. If he does, it is his own fault. ? But for poor woman in distress, let ms rascals k*>p all our spare cash, and superabundant charity. Ma savi ?ta.? A great many young persons are court ing and marrying on the strength of the expansions of the banks. The lawyers' business has been doubled since the revulsion in commerce, and many are actu ally getting rich. Young ladies now are advised by their pious mammas thus " Lucy, my lovely daughter, d n'l encouragr that young man, he is in mercantile business. Lawyers Hie the thing. They are making all th? money." "Well, ma. but if the banks will only increase their discounis thai will make business brisk again." "Oh! in that caw, Lucy, you might take a young merchant. But I doubt very much whether the go vernment will let tne banks issue much paper. The President and Congress are all lawyers, and th?-y are in favor of trouble, assignments, suits, and specie cur rency. " Well, ma, I'll do as you bid. I'll marry any one that can give me the best house and handsomest car riage. ' " That's spoken like a wise and consideratechild.? In marrying, a roan is oneof the items, just as parsley or esparagus is useful with broiled chickens ? A beautiful and accomplished woman is a costly arti cle to rear up and educate, and h? who indulges in such a lu*ury ought to pay for it, Lucy, my love." "Certainly ina, that is exactly what Madame Mo dish used to say when I wss at boarding school." Lucy took a turn in the drawing room? looked into the splendid mirror? admired her most beautiful por son? half siept off in a wall*, in order to ae* how her beautiful foot and ancle looked, and hummed " My love ? like IW red, rod roar." Tm Hbam?trbmm are M? divided into two com fortable eoctetie*. Hnch are the effect* of lietcmog 10 the oounnel of mpoetora end email lawyare. We ehall have to go over the whole greaad again, and help them oat of their difficulties. fjr The hotale ate still half ?mpty. Laet fear this time, they advanced their retee thai year they woold take coeUavre at the old pncea aad bo tbaohfaJ Thua we go ??tip, ?p, ?p," And theo wage -Dewe,dowB, Ooera'' Cato, tms Kwckiuacim.-1 vu at Cato's the other afternoon, studying philosophy. Cato ia one of the beat philosophers of the age. He is a fine, hale, hearty old fellow, with groat shrewdness, prompti tude and aamtir vivre. " What kind of money do you take, Cato I" "I only understand gold and silver ? I know noth ing of your paper money. 1 am an oldKniekerbacker ? I treats every gen'l'man a* a genl'man. I have been forty years in this here place ? I ought to know something. I am an old Knickerbacker. Mr. Ben nett, how do you do ?" Cato is the only practical philosopher out ot town. Cato has stood all weathers? all revulsions ? all pres sures?" treats every gen'l'man as a gen'l'man." The Star or Sstillb.? Our enterprising neigh bors, Messrs. Saunders & Otley, have issued this work of tne talented Mrs. Butler, late Fanny Kemble. We intend to read it, a.*.d in saying that we pay the highest possible compliment to the book and the au thor. If the humor takes us, we may review it. We have read some splendid passages already. Fanny was one of the cleverest girls, and Mrs. But ler is one of the cleverest women that has ever exist ed. Her Journal proved it, spite of the envious hyper criticisms of the loafer editors, who vented their spite and malice on her, for a few wild, girlish excentri cities, for which every sensible man liked her all the better, and the " Star of Seville" will establish her literary reputation. Since the suspension of specie payments, it is generally felt that the fair look pleasanter and more beautiful than they ever did before. 'Tis the same in all seasons of calamity. The charms of female society were doubled in France during the revolution. Dan ger, ruin, excitement, damnation, of all kinds, bring out woman's great and noble faculties, and make her a heroine. New Yobk and Brooklyn Coal Company.? Master C. in reply to Master Baily must pay for his communication as for any other advertisement. The luxury of great men abusing each other through the newspapers cannot be procured for nothing now-a days. "Nothing," as Lear says, "comes of nothing." This article will make three squares at 50 cents each ?$1.50 in all. U* The Prague Company resume their splendid musical soirees on Friday evening at the City Hotel. On their former visit all the taste and fash on of the city visited them ? so now. f^r A correspondent asks " when are you to be iried for publishing the list of bankrupts for 1837 ?" I don't know, but if tliey are net quick, I think it is highly probable the whole country will be bankrupt, insolvent, and every thing else long before the jury find their verdict against me. If you want a "Prize Article" be pleased to state the subject and remuneration in the next Herald. W. Answer. ? We can get plenty of such requests. If we were a lump of gold and coined into eagles, we could distribute our precious self for prize articles. I am always ready to pay for well written articles apro pos to the time*, but I have no leisure to cut out cloth for tailors. - Literary Racing.? The Knickerbocker is going to run Boz against Capt. Marryatt, who runs for the Mirror. Two to one on the gallant Captain for the second pr.ze of popular favor. We shall take the first. Centre street isto be opened down to Tammany Hall. This will relieve the crowds that All Broadway during a busy day. Centre street will be a continua tion of Nassau street. 1^" Thb Battery last evening was more crowded and fashionable than ever. It was a perfect para dise. The whole beau monde was there. The glo rious sun-set over the hills of New Jersey, was worth the wea!. La Grange, (Geo.) May 25th, 1837. Editor of the Herald ?Sir,- 1 have long since de termined upon subscribing for your witty paper, anil should certainly have written to you lor that purpose before now, could my imagination have suggested the means of complying with its condition?, which I perceive are, "cash in advance." In attempting to do ihi? two obstacles at once present themselves; first, cash in this part of the country is exceedingly scarce, unless the bills of broken banks can be regarded as such, aud cannot therefore be easily advanced; and secondly, the law prohibiting the circulation of small bills, would prevent me from enclosing you the re quired amount, even supposing the article to be a hand. 1 have seen it auggested by tome editor in the West, perhaps Prentice of the Louisville Journal, to place Tom Benton at Chnpel Hill College again, and see if ho could net devise some mode of relief for the suffering* of the people, or at least effect that which the mint drop system has totally failed to do. I propose to get Gen. Jackson to isxue lJo*t Wr?, payable out of the surplus fund ol the treasury at the I end of Van Buren's dynasty. This course it seems to me would afford great relief, ns it would doubtless meet the views of -he ghrijkatim party , and pass muster with all those who have so long believed in the infallibility of tha'*0/d Uu^/V'-and would more over answer in the place of a United Slates Bank which we greatly need. I doubt however whether the General would give up his antipathies t o monsters in any shape. Seriously we de not know what the country is to do. 1 wish to make remittances to New * or*, but 1 cannot purchase exchange at any price, and all the hanks in the city and country have stopt payment. What then can bo done? the attswer is, nothing. Should anv of our merchants visit New t ork this summer, I will get them to call and pay you, provide.1 you will in the mean ti ne place my name on your list of subscriber* for the Wetklv Herald and send to the address of, your'* respectfully. Reply.? I am sorry I c*nnot comply with my cor respondent'* polite request. I set out to do a cash business entirely, and I never will change my resolu tion on that point. I will send a few number* of the Herald to him gratis, but I cannot depart from my rule. Aa to the country I by no mean* despair of it. The experiment* of the " tinker* ' are necessary to ! bring n to it* *en*e*. The medicine works beaiti ! fully. Wc have just reached the termination of its first stage? a suspension of specie payments? a bunk ing up of all the exchanges and a general state of disorder and confusion. We are now entering upon the second stage, an irredeemable paper currency. This will be a more rapid process than the former. It will be "the devil tako the hir.d most." By July 1839, we shall, as a p?nple, reach the bottom, and re turn to our former sense*. Until that period we must suffer a* the early Christians under the despotism of the pagan*. Since the year 1829, when the safety fund system began, we have been governed by pa gam, and gradually reaching the present *tatc of thing*. Yet don't despair. We have yet the fine women and fine weather occasionally to comfort us They are not auapended. Both are beautiful ;i? ever. __ The New York Herald, Whiff to ths very h art , has made an aeaeition which correctly giv^ the un equivocal lie to specie circular condemnors t says "all the talk about the specie circular i* gross delusion. Its repeal would not effect the country a dollar. '^Vspeae now in the Western Bank* i* in sucK acr maaa thie, to austain their very - h\mkfort (Jt?n<nr*y) Argus e/ May 26th, 1B.W. We deny the eofl impeachment of being "*h'g to the heart"- like Mr. Van Buren'e demoeraoy, I only whig a* ferae the money goee This wark am ? democrat out and out By Express Mall. New Ok lea mii, May 30.? The steamer John Lia ton from Natchitoches brings a rumor that Col. Teal, of the Texian army has b ma assassinated by some deluded wretch in his own marques. It is also report ed that Gen. Johnson had resigned his commission in consequence of the insubordination of the army under his command Mobe Notes. ? The Third Municipality has re solved to issue $100,000 in small notes. ? Commercial Bulletin. Mobile, May 30. ? Official returns from all the counties in Florida, but Alachera arid Hillsborough ? give the following returns of the late election for dele gates to Congress, ta succeed Col. J. M. White ? for Downing, 1442 ? Read, 1135 ? Wyatt, 1033. Down ing is elected. ? Cam Itegiater. NoaroLK, Junb 4th. ? Destructive CowrLAGBA tjon. ? The beautiful village of Suffolk has suffered from a most destructive conflagration. It broke out on Saturday morning at the lower part of the village, and gained in spite of every effort, consuming the Court House, Jail, and a number of stores and dwel lings. The loss is very heavy, and but slightly in sured: -About FIFTY DWELLING HOUSES con sumed. ? Norfolk Beacon. Fbowt street, N. Y., June 3, 1837. J. G. Benwett, ? Will you oblige a subscriber by sending some of your little rascally newsboys down through Front street with the " Evening Chronicle." Today 1 waited at the window for at least four hours for your valuable little paper, of which I cannot call myself a constant reader, for <he reason that I am half the time unable to obtain it. I read the Herald every day because 1 can stop at your office No. 21 Ann street, and get it myself ; but as the Chronicle is an evening paper I cannot leave the store and go to the office to get it. There was a little dirty face who used to come tnrough our street with " Era" and " Sun," but beng unable to sell any he soon got sick of that business, and 19 now serving the Weekly Herald. Yours, &c. \ esuvius. Coronbr's Inquest, June (ith. ? An Inquest was held on the body of Daniel Malone, a native of Ire land, a laborer, employed on the public works in 3rd Avenue, nenr 24th st. The deceased fell over an em bankment, his head struck a stone which fractured his skull, and he very soon died. Verdict, acciden tally killed. Superior Cosrt, June 6th.? Before Judge Jones. Gould, Banks and Gould, versus Hill, Fish, and Abbe. This was an action to recover the damage done to cer tain cases of Books, which were destroyed by the taking fire of the baggage carjn which they were being conveyed. The plaintiffs are law booksellers in Nassau st. the defendants proprietors of the Philadelphia line of baggage cars. The occurrence took place in the win ter of 1835, and was supposed to have originated from the igniting of a package of locofoco matches, but thisw as not clearly ascertained. The de fence set up was, that the defendants were not liable to account for such accidents, and it was urged furthermore, that no insurance had been paid on the books. For the plaintiffs it was contended that the defendants ought not to have suffered articles of a combustible and dangerous nature to be packed among other baggage ; that the property had been intrusted to their care, and that it was their duty to have taken all reasonable precautions against accidents, which in this case they did not appear to have done. The Jury found a verdict for the plaintiffs for 898. 59, subject to the opinion of the court. Covrt of Sas8iON8, Juno 6.? Before the R?corder, Aldermen Smith and Brady. The following gentlemen were empannelled as a Grand Jury, viz : Campbell P. White, foreman; Wm. Bakewell, El bert Brinkerholl, Peter P. Livingston, Henry Banta, Jacob A Westervelt, Ferris Pinch, Charles B. Boat wick, John Robbing, Stephen C. Lynea, Isaac Carow Horace Hinsdale, Abraham Binin^er, James Donald son, Don Alonxo Cushman, John J. Hart, Danl. H. Tompkins, Jamea Miles, Wm. H. Lane, Richard Pen nell. The Recorder then delivered his usual charge. It presented nothing new in fact or argument. The petty jurora were th?sn sworn, after which the following prisoners were put upon their trial, viz: Louisa Burk, charged with stealing from the store of Mrs. Weir, No. 344 Grand street, two half pieces of linen, two pieces of ginghatn, and several yards of muslin, printed calico, Ac. on the 17th of March last. .Mr. John Weir testified to the loss of the goods and to the amount 850 37} cents. Mr. Bowyer, police officer, testified to his having arrested the prisoner in Delancy street. The goods claimed by Mr. Weir were found on the premises, as also csn?iderable other property. Officers Gilbert Hays and A. M.C. Smith were with the witness when the prisoner was ai rested. The prisoner called no witnesses. The jury immediately found the prisoner guilty. Sentenced to two years imprisonment. Abraham Tice, convicted of forgery, was put to the bar andupo? it being demanded in the usual form why judgment should not be passed upon him. the prismitr produced a pap. r which turned < ut to be a general purdon from Governor Marcy, obtained since his conviction had taken placc. Tice was therefore immediately discharged. Jaines Murray, charged with presenting a pistol at Mr. William S. Bache, F.xchangw office keeper No. 36 Broadway, with intent to kill him on the 22nd of April last. The prisoner had been employed by the plaintiffand had Iter ii discharged on account of his dishon.sty. ? In a few days he came back, and upon an altercation eiiMiinL', (he prisoner drew tne pistol, but the cap fal ling* H the pistol missed fire. There were attempts made to show that the priso ner was deranged, but this was not very clearly made out. The jury found a verdict of guilty of an assault only. Abraham F.vwrson, charged with robbing a fellow wiuer named Richar 1 Thompson, at the Franklin H ni-eoi $67. The primmer acknowledged the theft at the polueoffWv; i'i'i of the money was found upon him. Jamis Hurk, Robt. Wilson, Charles Smith, Isaac Cisro, G'orge Stcvena, pleaded guilty to burglary in tlie 3rd degree. Wm. Ryder impleaded with James Hurk anil others pleaded not guilty and was remand id for trial. A number of persons not appearing when called, their recogvizanass were forfeited. The court then adjourned. Pouch. June 6th. ? Counterfeiter taken. ? Henry Wilson was arrested and brought to the watch-house on Monday evening, charged by Mr. John S. Muire and Mr Mark Levy, No. I'll Chatham strwt, with parsing counterfeit money. Yesterday inormug he was placed before the magistrate who committed him for further examination. A Deacrter. ? John Smith, a deserter frvm the U. S nary was yesterday arrested and delivered into the charge of his proper offirei. Jock on Share. ? The mate of a vessel, juit comv on shore, was robbed by a negro fellow yesterday of 7B dollars The black rascal ta well known, and probably ere this is in custody. Kxtn i ordinary Wtteor!~ Last night the watch in the Vicinity of Kail street, were thrown into consig nation by an extraordinary apparition. It appeared to be a small comet, with a luminous white tram, pro ceeding at th? rate of six or a?"ven milea an hour to wards the nv?r. All of a sudden however this wan dering star seemed to became stationary, and the guardians of the night taking courage ventured to ap proach it when they discovered the "Mpposed meteor to be a Mr. B. T. Manning, of 446 Pearl street, who was then and there standing without ?hoes, stock ings, vest, coat, hat or unmentionables, holding in his grasp another man whom he accused of having stolen ins silver spoons. Mr. llanningycounted for the thinness of his -?p parel, by stating, that hearing a jingling in the room next to the one wherein he slept, he sprang out of bed to ascertain the cause, when he discovered his pri soner in the act of making of! with his service of spoons, upon which tlie thief bolted, and Mr. H. after him, giving rise to the scene we have just described. The spoon stealer gave his name John Harnly, and is now safely stored in bndewell. Ii and butter. ? A rhap, pretending to be the captain of the canal boat Armina, went yesterday to the store of Messrs. Sunderland and Kimbald, in South atreet, and after some little chat, gave them an ?rd?>r for ship breed, Ac., to the nmount of 112. 1 1 1 also very kindly consented to permit them to loan him $4, in addition 1 6 thia bill, bavin. no ? amaU change." In the course of the day, the grocer met one of the proprietor* of the hne to which the captain said km boat belonged, and boaated of the capital customer he had secured. The proprietor stared aaaured Mr. Sunderland that he had oeen bit, that he knew nothing of any such boat or captain. The fellow Cave his name as Warren Butter, and Mr. Sunderland as had his bread buttered en the wrong side. We hope for the first last time. Vr The Sea or the Ocean Child was last evening produced at the Franklin Theatre; it is a splendid play, and played in a style we have never seen sur passed in any theatre. We would recommend all lovers of good acting not to d?lay a momen' in going to see it ? it's a snorter 1 tell yeu. money market. Wednesday, June *, We do not perceive much improvement in the money market in any quarter Yesterday wu a diet rum at the Board of Bro ker*. In consequence of the death of a member, Mr. Stebbias, a young gentleman of fine talents, very litUe business was done. Instead of discussing the value of stocks or nettling difference# on contracts, the tfcokers and their visitors are now privately examining the evidences of Christianity? wisely phylosophising on the mysteries of Egypt? or carafully inquiring into the sub lime truths of geology and galvanism. The little that wu done in stocks yesterday was done at a decline. Unit'-d States Bank, in consequence of the developements made of its condition, is getting into rapid disrepute. It seems to be the intention of the government to break up that establish* ment as soon an possible. Its 6nly salvation is in the confidence of its European holders and creditors. If they give way on hearing of the recent events in this country, we should not be surprised to see the institution wind up in utter insolvency. ? The Governor of Pennsylvania has it entirely in his power to. close its doors? but will he.' Several of the other banks in Philadelphia are even worse than the United States Bank. ? The Oirard, the Western and the Schuylkill banks ? all gov ernment depositories? are deemed entirely insolvent It is confidently stated that the Girard bank has loaned $3,000,004 on fancy stoc ks, which have fallen 50 to 60 per cent ? the other two bnnks in a like condition. We suspect it will turn out that the Government banks gen erally will never pay half the deposits placed in them by the Executive, unless it be in irredeemable paper. About ftumty millions are now on deposite in these institutions, one half of which will never be available. Itiseems that the foreign exchange drawn by the Biddies en London for ?40,000 sterling was not returned under protest. It was only protested for non-scceptance. The Philadelphia bouses remitted Pennsylvania Five per cents, payable in 1836, to meet their bills, which, though protested lor non-acceptance, were honorably paid when they became due. It is due to the house of Messrs. Biddle fit Co. to make this correction. The statement was set afloat in Wall street by some of the agents of the Government banks, out of hostility to the U. 8. Bank and the family of the Biddies. It is lamentable to see such vieient Gothic, barbarian hostilities existing among civilized men, but ever since the Kitchen Cabinet came into power, we have been degenerating and running into savage life. We are now positively assured that there wiH be ne meeting of the legislature, nor any attempt to sepeal the prohibition against small bills. The Albany financiers are making secret arrangements with the Washington clique to procure an issue of treasury notes, and to begin the game of speculation oa the paper currency. Every body recollects the conflict that suc ceeded the removal of the def>osites. The failure* and bank ruptcies which then took place were succeeded by a period of greater speculation, higher prices, and more rapidly made for tunes than the history of commerce in this country furnishes. We are not sure but the like scenes will follow the present KtrnKgle between the government and the United States Bank. Failures, indeed, continue to lake place in various parts of the country as well as here, but these events may only be the last thumps of the revulsion previous to the developemrnU of the paper system. Private letters from Boston state that a t,T*at land owner has gone, the son of a late Senator, a merchant who inherited $600,000 from his father. The suspension of the Hedges in Plymouth, is also said to be heavy. In other portions of the country, south and north, similar events are still taking place. Nor will they stop tiU the banks generally agree upon some system of issues, ami that there will be a very great issue of paper money so?n we have every reason to believe. The State governments, and the banks generally, are in favor of a paper currency ? the mass of the people are against it, boj their power cannot come into action till alter two or three elec tions. Thegem*ral government, whatever its specie doctrine* inay he now, will tie driven to the necessity of submitting to destiny. We are persuaded ui? all affectation in th* IT. 8. Executive and its associates, to talk so much about specie. There 1* only one motive among them that looks in that direction If they could drive all the mechanics an- 1 others who can afford it, from the cities to the great west, they might dispone of some of the laud they now have on hand. We are not sure but this may he a motive. A specie circular persisted in, to operate on the At lantic, towns depresses commerce, ruin* trade, and drives people to agriculture. The agents of government have Inad to sell? of course there is a probability of selling to those who are ruined in the Atlantic cities. Our various branches of foreign trade are still undergoing the processof repulsion. By the ship Courier, Wolfe, which ar rived at this port on Monday, from Rio. our correspondent writes thus " Rio Janeiro, April 2Tth? Since our last reports per" Miranda," we liave bad little alteration in our markets.? Coffee has been bought up here at a rate, which cannot, from our last advices, promise much profit It now is held at about 91 c. per lb; and our crop is nearly all in. Sugars are getting scarce; and we learn from Sa.tos, that the crop lias been prin cipally bought up, by Messrs. B. Jl Co., on speculation. The last sales were at 71 cents on board. Exchange on Kagland is now difficult of ne^ociation . The recent accounts from the United States and F.urope, has pnralyied all our speculators, and caused some of our strongest hou?? s to shake to the very centre. We regret to say, our American houses here, more especially the' Monster,' who has endeavored to ?tonopoHte all the coffee and sugar crops, in conjunction with a liouse of your city , are now trembling to hear from the United States and Europe.? The immense facilities given by Barings* agent In your city, I to certain individuals have had a very i injurious tendency, and brought u|>on us many evils, by' causing our produce to rise above the price*, warranted by tit*- recent date* we have re. reived from Europe. It i* evident, that all cargoes shipped from i his port this senson, will leave an actual loss to the owners, of 35 per cent. Bat English credit stands in the gap; and it now remains to lie seen whether these bdls will be met with the same promptiK ?s and alacrity, at maturity, in London, as l bey have been granted Iiere." From this we see the baneful effect* of the expanded credit system, recently exploded in thisdty It has already had the most usurious consequences in the Bra. tils, and little do they think dial we have arrived at the pitch not only of individual, but national bankruptcy, (jury. ? Will : our United States agents abroad be able to negotiate their bill* on oar liankrupt government f Will they not have la pay a pre minm t Will not foreigners say of tlie Star Spangled Banner? " there goes a Imnkrupt flag Such are the effects of having tinker* in high places. OKNRRAL MAKKKTH. Nr.w York, June flili, I'. M.? Trade (a /railually giving "*y to warm weather. The only tra inaction today worthy of re mark lathe large tea *alr of Hevr*. Aurtdi, Wihni rduii It Cm, It *? well attended, and commenced in a apiritcd manner. but rather 4nch?iiH at the cIom ? it, however, pa^edofT much let ter than iIm' liiit ?ale. floor? Tlie market 1* without any change. rtaleaof Weatrrti take pill, rat f&Aty n ft. 75; I he demand I* rather limited for New York aixl Southern. *nrk on hand light S?fW?? Sales take pine. of 41 lurre!* Porto Rie?, at 5 a5f a A| ; jnohh'k print' Pono Ricr* at .5afl.il | 150 hn*e* brawn, at lH) 2%l?nn while, at 1] ?. The demand ia moderate. No chanjre. Ten*. ? The ?)e adtetliaed by Meaw*. Au?ten, Wilnwrding fc To. took filai r yfterdajr. It w.i* the cargo ot'.hip levant, they were wlei-trd in t anton hy Mea*r*. Oly pliant 4 Co. The *al? went oft" a? Miowa, *1*.:? ?# ? he?l? hy?on, at #1 to iOftc.; 4 half cheat* da. at I3fc.; 8fW hall' cheat* yotinif hyaon, at 3i to ?ftr.? j 757 cheat* by wa akin, at 2M to **c; lf? cheat* your* hyaon, at M to 7A-.J 3T7K half rh? ?U hyaon ?*in, at 27 a Mr.; !? cheat* Wm kav, at 1<M lialf cheat. gunpowder, at 02 u> l*c.; 9i haM rheata imperial, M *? ?*> H**-s M rheata ponchong, at 40 a 40|e.; 40 cheat* libit ?? w ? Mir ?' 31,3 rh??* aoncbong, at it a !*V.; &7 half cheat* do. at 95 a 2?e. Term* of the ante were Sni >nlh<. f*"0'' rpialitir* aold aliaut the same aa at the la* I ?ale, while Inferior rather Improved The following bM 9f young hyaon were of a poor dearriptton, ami were Canton packed, which lemeti the value of them In thia market- M9 cheat* ami W half cheat*, nt M to flOf-.; aJao, 00 I9U>. boina gtiod gunpowder, at 87 ^ a Mr. Auction Half*.? Iflnn huahela damaged wheat, at 78a.; 90 hag* good Rio Coffee, at 7J a Bc-s U package* mnatard, at 10 a Ik.; fl barrel* ?lielled almond*, at IIJ a lir.j 400 haff* wheat at M ? IMc.; 50 barrel* (fin, at .T?4 a .77c.: 23 rem on* Cameras indigo, .it fiM a I fair , 'jno hag* wheat, at 91 * 'Oil > dn. rye, at M a 71c.; 3 bhd*. an gar, at Sr.- Wcima lemon ?rr?p, at t| a7| ; 9 I i>?.k' t* rhainpniTte, at 93( a 0I| ; 1*1 ra*e* Mnarat wine, at ft ? 9X5; 199 liaabrt* ?awi oil, aillS). Trmumai. II" n| tmi Praduce? 319 banvli rtwnr.20 half do.,? *? jnw I tniore.