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MORNING HERALD. I
PBIOAV. XVLT 19. ISM 0^- Thi Wiiii,* Herald to-morrow will con Uii uiore important, useful, and amusing matter uj paper that ever was published in New York. With three wood engravings, illustrative of the various subjects, it will give a full aecount of the Royal Progress of His Majesty the President, aad a vary curious description of the progress aud posi tion of the C rot on Water Works. Of the Water Works wa can speak. The account of this magnift cent Aqueduct, greater than all that Imperial Rome ever coastructed, is perfectly unique and original. It alone is worth the money. N o other paper has the news? nor dare any other paper touch the Mkprt The Arrival or the Stbamrr. ? Again we have been disappointed in the expected arrival. It is now pretty certain the British Queen did not leave wber appointed day, and the probability is she may have left on the same day with the Great W estern ? the 6th of July ? in which case there must he some racing on Ike Atlantic, and both steamers come in to gether, at the top of their speed, by Suaday next. The excitement is increasing. Folly or tii Whig Party . ? The bitterness which the whig party and whig press feel towards Mr. Van Bureu will never elect Mr. Clay. In Hud son city, the Corporation, being whig, have refused to give any reception to the President of the United StMtes, because bis name happens to be Martin Van Burea ? and on this mean refusal the " Courier and Eaqairer" speaks thus:? The city of HuJion has acted nobly, patriotically, wisely, ia that repudiating aad stamping with their narked ennfemnativn the impertinence and imoleuo? of Mr. Van Buren. Ti.eir con duct is worthy of Ireemen and republicans, and sets an example I that we hopr will be followed. This is a bad spirit, bad taste, and worse policy. ? The " impertinence and insolence" are in those who allow party feelings to call such mean conduct "noble," "patriotic" or " wise." As a man and a citizen, Mr. Van Burea is just as good and as moral u Mr. Clay. His policy and measuras may differ from the whigs, but that is no reason that Hudson should disgrace herself before the world. We do not support Mr. Van Buren, aor his measures, aor his re election ? Gen. Scott is eur man ? but we should always give him the honors due to his station ? aye, abellyfal of public honors. Whea will the whigs learn wis dom 1 RtMlira in Ihr price* of Pr?Tr*irai-tlw Speculator* |oiig. Within the last three week* beef has declined at j the Bulls Head market one cent and a half per pound. Since the middle of May the price has .receded a lit tie more than two cents, but a decided tendency to decline has manifested itself more during the past three weelu than before, and the reduction in that time is the Beginning of what is to take place. Various have been the causes of the extravagant prices which consumers hare been paying. These causes combined formed a basis for the butcher* to operate upon, and they, with the drorers, hare reap ed a rich harvest since January last. The fanners and consumers are the only persons who hare suffer ed ? the first partially ? the latter fully. That there has been a diminished production we bare no doubt ? and thaMhere has been an nxtenaive combination and monopoly, we do not question for an instant. But a decline has commenced which will not stop till prices shall hare arrired at their just and proper lerel. It is a principle of political economy i tliat high prices stimulate industry, and consequent ly increase production, and this is almost daily veri fied. The high prices that hare been paid for meat, particularly beef, for some time past, has caused an inunense increase in the raising of beef cattlc. Cat tle cannot, like grain and other agricultural produc- , tions, be raised in one season ; but it takes two and thre? years ? and, therefore, the reaction that has 1>egnn will not be fully consummated for some time I to come. The prices of meats hare been operated upon by the same power which has had such a powerful in fluence on the corn trade. Through the agency ol the western and other banks, the speculators in cat tie hare been enabled to trarerse the entire country, and forestall all the beef upon which they could lay their hands. The rerolution in the grain trade, and ; terrible rebound upon the banks, has affected the re graters in beef the same as the speculators in grain, but not quite so powerfully. T? take an accurate view of this subject, we must glance over the whole country. The production this year will be prodigious, and prices hare already declined to a very low point. Flour, ( ?beef, mutton, veal, and, in fine, every description of agricultural growth, can now be purchased at a price much less than was paid three or six months ago. ? The people eating less meats, has been one of the many causes which influenced the decline, by dimi nishing the demand. Since the warm weather has aet in, the consumption of beef and other meats in this city alone, has fallen off orer thirty per cent; ami by the following up of this determination on the part of the consumers, prices will find their lerel ere long, and we shall he benefitted in health and wealth. Fish can be had plentifully and chaaply ; and there is no reason why beef should continue orer eight cent* per pound. The great reduction in the pricc of breadstuff's has increased the tire of the loaves, generally from thir ty-four tosixty-twoounces,and,as flourwill continue to recede, the loares must keep pace, and increase as rapidly in sixe. The arerage price of flour, at this moment, in the United States, is ?5 26 per bar rel ; while one year ago it was nearly $10. The fart is, there has been such a great rernlsion that the speculators could not withstand it, and the poor can now rerel with delight, for the deril has posses- ' ? ion of nearly every monopolizer, and he Will give them their due, and no mistake. We repeat, if the 1 people eat lea* meat, prices of beef, mntton, Ate., I will soon decline to a reasonable price. Curtail. AMKftican Locomotives.? -Thn best manufactory of Locomotive Engines in this country, is the esta blishment owned by Baldwin, Vail &. Hussey, Broad street, Philadelphia. Since this company began their labors, ? few short years ago, they have manu factured on? hundred and twenty-nine locomotive engines Of this number twenty-six hare been for the Columbia and Philadelphia Railway, twelre for the (Jtica and Schenectady, and ten for the Georgia Rail Road. These engines are superior ia many respects to aay locomotives from any part of the world. The simplicity of their arrangement ? the construction of the crank? the Ucat ion ef the fire box before the driving shaft? and many other points, give them a great advantage over the old mode and make. They have a remarkable capacity for overcoming ascents where increased adhenon is required. One of these engines, on an ascending trade of 41 feet per mile, on the Columbia Railway, drew thirty-five loaded cars, weighing 1H7 tons, being equal to 701 tons on a level, j Thin ha* never been turpnssed, if equalled, by aay j locomotive engine. In Kngland, the capacity of' their machine* is far inferior. In consequence of these facts, we lesrn that the Company are preparing to send specimen* to rail i roads in France and Kngland, In order to te*t their capacity with foreign locomotives. American skill and ingenuity beat the world. wf. Biarii, f'anal street, has )??! published a w*>ole bushel of very fanhionable and popular songs, acrmpanied with the mimic, and illustrated with engravings of Madam Caradori Allan, Mils Sheriff, and Queen Victoria. Some of these songs are en tremely beautiful, and ought to be in every lady's musical collection ?? m L>?mm 9? liMirr, ?l m m L??* The bright, red, glorious, golden tun wu about ** boar high ia the broad blue heavens, whea His Serene Republican Highness, Martin Van Buren, Supreme Ruler of 26 States, two territories, and God knows how many islands, lakes and leafers, landed at Cold Spring, on the night of Friday last, from the steamboat Kosciusko, immediately opposite the celebrated Crow's Nest, where the traitor Arnold hate had hia infamous treason. On the wharf at Cold Spring there were three la borers variously occupied, who paid not the slightest attention to the arrival of His Republican Highness; ona handsome young peasant girl was busily occupied in driving home some stray pigs; she was very pret ty and very poor, bad a fine form, a bright dark eye, an exquisitely moulded leg, and a well turned ancle, but no shoes or stockings. Her petticoat was very short, and her feet very dirty. His Democratic Majes ty caught sight of this picturesque person, as she east one eye on her piga and auother on His Republican Highness, and very politely bowed to her, (she being the only lady ia sight to receive him,) which she returned by exclaiming ' I can't come to yez any way till 1 put my pigs in the sty!" and passed on to the home of her mother. The scene at His Majesty's landing was one of unusual quiet ; the air was calm ta a deathlike still ness; not a ripple played upon the surface of the noble river ; in the distance the large sails of a few sloops flopped heavily against the masts ; no tinkling sheep bell, no honest watch-dog's bark, no hum of bees, no music of birds, no merry shout of children, no glad same laugh of light haarted girls was heard ! Even the tremendous trip-hammer af the Cold Spring Foundry was at rest, and nought broke upon the stillness of the time, save the haarse roar of the steam escaping from the safety valve of the Kosr.ius- j ko's boiler. The only persons who landed with His Majesty were John Hunter, Gourerneur Kemble, Ariel, and General Ward. His Highness' portmanteau was thrown ashore with very little ceremony, and taken up an the shoulder of an Irish laborer j Gen. Ward shook him heartily and sincerely by the hand, ex claiming "God bless and prosper you, Mr. Van Bu- , ren !" and then jumping on board the boat, exclaim- | ed, "New, my lads, three cheers !" Three hearty ] cheers were given, and the boat's head being turned towards New York, ?he rounded the point, and was soon out of sight. His Majesty walked arm in arm with Mr. Hunter round the side of the hill, and Mr. Kemble walked ' at his side with his peculiar stoop, the laborer fol lowing at their heels with the portmanteau, and Ariel by the side of Mr. Kemble, in order to regulate the arrangements of the whole party. They entered the main gate of Mr. Kemble's grounds, about a quarter ?f a mile from the wharf, where a short steep walk brought them to the beautiful and quiet mansion of Cold Springs. Mr. Kemble* house is different in form and situation from Mr. Hunter's, Washington Ir ?ing's, or Gen. Ward's. It stands an a beautiful piece of table land, with a rich lawn on three sides of it ? the whole being enclosed with tall and stately forest trees. The house is built in a very irregular style, without much regard to beauty of externa) ap pearance; but with such a strict attention to com fort in its internal arrangement* as a gentleman bach* elor. with fine taste, a Ion* purse and a good stcmach for the good things of this life, like Mr. Geuverneur Kemble, might be supposed to possess. His house and graunds are situated in a core apposite the Crow's Nest, formed by the filling up of an old channel of the Hudson river, that once swept close under the bank* af his beautiful estate. ** Thank God," said His Democratic Majesty most piausly, after he was seated in the house. "Thank Gad far his goodness in preserving me safe from the fifth and folly of this day. My dear Kemble, let us bare dinner as seon as possible, for I am as hungry as a locofoco office hunter, and just about as dirty. I should like to wash and change my shirt." He was shown to his bed chamber, a beautiful little room looking out an the Hudson, and the sun setting behind the Crow's Nest, and there His Republican Highness was attended by his blaek ralat, who irf obedience to erders took every article His Majesty had worn that day, and gave them to the man thai carried his pertmanteau. " For," raid His Highness, " the incessant contact with locofocos have rendered all those things unfit for me to wear again." Attired in a fine linen shirt, a purple dress coat, white panta loons, silk stoekings and vest? "purple and fine linen" with a vengeance ? and washed, purified externally, and scented, His Majesty cendesceoded to descend to the dining table, where be feasted most sumptuously. Miss Kemble and another lady, Major Delafield, 1 John Hunter, Mr. Kemble, Ariel, His Majesty, and Prince Smith Van Buren formed the dinner party. His Majesty was very happy and amusing, and gave the following as a toast: "Mr. Kemble's trip hammer, may it alike enable him to hammer his ene mies, and beat out a bright pathway to matrimony; and may it prevent him from tripping in his public career." This toast was rereived with shouts of laughter; and Mr. Hunter gare " Our excellent host, and his distiagaished guest; they are bound fast follectively in the embrace of friendship, may they both be bound as fast individually in the embrace of ?atrimony." This created great laughter and a great deal of wine drinking. One of the ladies said. " Mr. Tan Buren, why don't you get marriedl" He re plied, " I am married to a high office; after the ex piration of my presidential term, whether re elected or not, 1 mean to marry, and grow young again." The lady smiled, and Mr. Kemble said, " Ay, grow young by means of your young children." Another laugh, in the midst of which thr ladies retired. His Majesty sat long at the table, and draak deep that 1 night, and went to bed late ? M Ami being Bmtchui ;><?*?, fall of win*. His ceurt* was ant direct, bat serpentine." He did not rise till nearly seven the aext morning, when he complained of a bead and a heart-ache; he ~?ti? a i light breakfast, aadsat Wading Mid wntiaf dtapatekci till (boat half-past 10 ?'clock, wbN k* washed kit hand*, put on bit hat, ud Wtlked Ml the lawn to wait for the ladies. About 11 he took the arm of Mitt Kemble, and walked down to Mr. Kemble't boat houte, where Major Delafield't barge wat in waiting for him, with four soldiers to rew it. Hit Majesty entered lint, and received the lady; Major Delafield and Mr. Hanter joined them, and the barge put off. Mr. Kemble followed next, in a beautiful little baat, after resigning to the charge of Ariel his two beautiful little nieces and his favorite baat, rowed by his fa vorite^oxswain, Theodore Foster, who wat one of the six that won the first prize at the Newburgh regatta in the Lafitte, the entire crew of which was made up of Mr. Kemble's boys. In this order the boats swept out on the broad and beautiful surface of the Hadson; the sun shone splendidly, and there was quiet and happiness in every bosom but that of His Majesty. The boat with Ariel and the sweet girls soon passed Mr. Kemble's boat, and was rangiug alongside the President's barge, when Mr. Kemble, waving his hand, exclaim ed, "Theodore, fall back, dont pass the President." To this Theodore replied, " Do let me crowd him a little, sir." "No," said Mr. Kemble, "by no means; he'll be crowded enough before long." "Well," said Theodore, "I rowed General Scott across the other day, and if 1 had him now, I guess I'd crowd Mr. Van Buren; but I expect General Scott will crowd him." And Theodore was right; General Scott will crflwd him out of the presidential chair before long. The three boats reached the United States wharf abreast of each other, and aboat thirty cadets were drawn up to receive His Majesty, the ladies, Mr. Kemble, Ariel, and John Hunter. Major Delafield took the arm ef His Highness, and took a station be tween the band of the Point and the thirty cadets; the band played " Off she goes," and all marched up the hill to Major Delafield's house, in front of which the balance of the four elasses of cadets, in all about two hundred and twenty, were drawn up in column. As soon as the President reached their front, a Ra tional salute was fired; and such a salute, God help us, was never fired before or since. It was bang ? fiz? bang? pop? fiz ? pop? bang ? fiz? and eo on along the line. The very devil seemed in the guns. The officers swore ? the cadets sweated, and at last they fired the twenty-sixth ^un ? bang ? and then another; the twenty-seventh gun went off with a loud report. " Stop that firing," said Major Dela field, "and enquire what that twenty-seventh gun was fired fori" The officer went and returned, and reported that the twenty-seventh gun had been fired for Bennett's Herald. At this there was a great laugh and a great commotion, and we were told that the cadet was put under arrest. Then came a very funny scene. Major Delafield and His Majesty walked over the ground, strutting like two little bantam cocks, quizzed by the ladies most unmercifully. His Majesty walked b^re-head ed, and Major Delafield, alias Dicky the Punster, looked all head and epaulettes. " Sure such a pair was never wen." They strutted into the Major'* little house, where a few Dottles of wine and some crackers were laid out on a mahogany table ? wine being a luxury which the self-denying Dicky Delafield,the doughty Dugald Dalgetty disciplinarian, denies to every one but him self. By this time about SO very beautiful ladies had assembled on the green in front of the Major's little house, but neither His Majesty nor Dicky the pun ster had the politeness to walk in out of the broiling sun. There sat His Majesty sipping on a sofa, and there stood twenty or thirty lovely ladies broiling in a noon-day sun, without experiencing a kind look or ; word of civility from a soulexcept Mr. Kemble, who j chatted politely with two or three. Had this been at Gen. ward's, or Col. Huater's, or Mr. Keiuble's, the case would hare been very different. As it was, the ladies waited to be invited to pay their respects to His Republican Highness until they were tired; ? and at last they wa'ked past the window where the President tat, turned up their beautiful aoses at him, turned out their prettjr feet ? left face, and marched to their respective quarters. Prince Smith Van Hu ren took the arm of a very pretty girl in white, and walked off " under the shady greenwood tree" with her. chatting soft nonsense and delicate aothiags, until they grew almost enamoured of each other. His Majesty then strutted out with Dieky the punster, and reviewed the cadets; and sach a review ?God deliver us from seeing another like it. ? The cadets are fine noble fellows, and went through their exercises well; but both His Majesty and tie Major looked so insignificant and to ignorant, that they afforded all present food for laughter for aa hoar. Before His Majesty left, he had the line broken into companies, and walked in and out, in and oat, zig-zig, zig zag, round about the whole ef them. After which about 20 officers and cadeta were selected to drink wine with him, and the com- j panies broke up. His Majesty was then taken to see the cadets eat, and the instaat he saw their food, he felt afraid lest the Maior should iavita him to dine off the same mess of pettage; whereupon he faced right about, and laying " Major Delafield 1 wish you good day; 1 must go; never mind any es cort; and taking the arms of Mr. Kemble and Mr. ( Hunter, walked down the hill in doable quick time, and in a few minutes was rowed over to Cold Spring. Soon after lauding, His Majesty went over the works, which we shall describe fully at a future time He appeared to inquire particularly about the aggre gate number of workmen, and when told that there were nearly 400, he appeared delighted. He inquired particularly after the health ef all he spoke to, and now their relation* were. He gave twe little boys a $5 gold piece each, kissed three or four little girls, which raused some ta cry out, "there, the President j has kissed another child!" admired half a dozea squalliug babies in their mother's arms, spoke highly of the workers in iron and brass, of the benefits of the metals when circulated, the worth of a metallic ' currency, the value of the laboring man, and above all, he noticed in the most favorable manner the ce- ; lebrated trip hammer, spoken of by Mrs. Paulding, i in that excellent old laay's letter to Mr. Ingersefl. ' But when he saw Ariel at his elbow, he left off speak- | ing of the trip hammer, and turned towards the house. The dianer that day was a curious one; all tha | neighborhood was ransacked for eatables, and a spe cial messenger was sent to the American Hotel, New York, for turtle soup, which was prepared far tha occasion; and of which the whigs partook liberally, and seat the leavings to Cold Springs. A curious company were assembled there that evening. There were a lew locofoeos there of the very lowest order; there were a few, a very few, of the old noblesse there; some very beautiful girls, a few eommon place ones, some aristocratic locofoeos; in short, a complete hodge-podge, aad the consequeaea is, that at the ball and cotillons that evening the scene was precisely similar to the following picture: ? ii " ? m mm* ? ? rnmmmm Rncha cotillon ftrty never Was assembled befote ud never will be again. Una hud work lag farmer with large hands, stood in am oerner tiring to sqeeie thein iato a pair of kk wife's yellow kid glove*. His Majesty is represeated in the fore E round of the above picture on the right : he has sen dancing all his life, and the windings of the co tillon were perfectly familiar to him. A very fat, yauag and beautiful lady, the daughter of a wealthy store keeper, danced with a distinguished militia officer, whose breeches were so short as to come up to kis knees almost, and whose lees were placed nearly in the ceatre of his feet Of Major Deiafield, ia mercy we must say but little in a ball room ; but the man in the above picture, with his high skirt colar and military coat, standing stiff behind the fat lady, is a fair representative of Dicky, the punster. His celebrated double, Brutua^ or Brute W , as the cadets call him, stands by his side, ready te sup port him in hia delicate positioa. Prince Smith Van Buren is in the backgrnand to the right, talking to a very influential blue stocking. The three ladies are toa well known at Cold Springs and too highly esteemed for us to do more than allude to them; and the gentlemen to the left in the back ground with spectacles, will easily be recog nized by all wka were^reseut. The arrangements on the part of Mr. Kemble were mest admirable; generosity, frankness, liberality of soul, and sound ness of intellect, were conspicuous in his por tion of the proceedings. It was a rieh scene, | aad mixed up as it was with electioneering, jobbing, parade, nonsense, fat offices, fat women, thin men, wine, sense, folly, wit, beauty, and blarney will ?ever be forgotten in the annals of Cold Springs. The party broke up after midnight; some went to bed sick, some sad, some sober, and some not. Movements or Hbkey Clay, Kins or tiie Whioi. ? His Western Highness, Henry Clay, was at the Falls last Monday, and probably in Baffalo on Wednesday. The common council of that city had passed resolutions to receive him in a becoming man ner, and he undoubtedly ate dinner on that day. Yesterday he left Buffalo and returned to the Falls; thence h? will proceed to Rochester, Auburn, Syra cuse, Oswego and Quebec, and thenee to Saratoga. When his Majesty left Ashland, he wished to travel quietly and peacably to the Spriags and Quebec, but since hia arrival ia this state his mind has been en larged. Mr. Clay is not on an electioneering tour ? what cares he for 42 electoral votes'? Nothing. Ocj- Another great trotting match, in harneaa, came off* yesterday between Dutchman and Awful, on the Beacon Course. Dutchman was drove by Hiram Woodruff, and won the first three out of the five miles with perfect ease. Annexed is the time, which is the greatest ever made on the Beacon Course: ? -Dutchman trotted the lit mile is - ? ? 2 35 " " 3d " 2 39 ? ?? 3d " - - . 2 34 or at the rate of twenty-four miles per hour. The Couxtess of Westmoreland is still sojourning at the WaTerly House, which appears to suit her fine and fastidious taste better than any other in New York. She tried the Carlton and left it ? triej the Astor and left it. Her ladyship tame to New York last year, oi^ her way to visit some landed property in Prince Edward's Island? and here ?he is still. It is likely she may remain here 3 years, 2 months, 4 days, and 5 hours, Julian time. A few years ago she went to Brussels to sojourn a week ? she sojourned five years. Among other occupations to enjoy her time, she has frequently visited Stout's beautiful statue of Queen Victoria. "How do you like it, miladil" asked her Italian secretary. " Like it!" said she, * I am surprised to see a statue so different from any I have seen, and yet so full of grace and beauty. *' " Indeed, miladi!" "Yes, and I am more surprised still," said the Countess, walking round it, and taking a second look at the face, "at the likeness it bears to the Queen." I he exhibition of this beautiful statue, which has i charmed every one who has seen it, will be clos?d in a few days. N?w Brio u to if Gaieties. ? On Monday evening a meeting was held among the btau monde, ruralising at New Brighton, and it was resolved to have a Ball every Friday evening during the season. Accord ingly tonight the Second Ball will bo given, and w? are authorised to state that the strainer will leave pier No. 1, North River, at 7 o'clock this evening, and return tomorrow morning early? not at twelve or one o'clock, as at the last ball This ball will be a brilliant affair. The Buttenders of the New Era are lecturing the corporation because the democratic members are slow in removing the Comptroller. Which of the Buttenders or Indomitables want to be the sub treasurer'? Dent speak all at once. (0- General Scott was at Chicago last Saturday. He was on his way to Tort Winnebago to quell the trouble that had broken out among the Indians. He has quieted them ere this. Swartwovtiro. ? A few days since a letter enelo sing $5, was addressed to us, and put into the Phila delphia post office. It never reached us. Money is scarce in Philadelphia. Why not allow poor women to let out chair* at a cent apiece on the Battery 1 It would be very convenient. 0O There are five thousand and twenty-three poets in these I nited States. Of these, ninety-four are in the State Prisons, five hnndred and eleven in the Lunatic Asylums, and two hundred and eighty in the Debtors' Prisons. (ffr> The militia of Pennsylvania numbers 107,401 men. There are over a million militia men in this state. ' (JO- If the British provinces north of ns are united, Montreal will be the seat of government of the Union. fcy. J. W. Moore, editor of the Red River " Whig," was shot down in the streets of Alexan dria, La.( a short time since, by a man named King Helson, connected with the " Republican." He died instantly. Holson escaped, the sheriff being afraid te arrest him. QO There are eighty names now booked fer the British Queen, and fifty for the Great Western. They are both te leave on the 1st proximo, and will probably earry two hundred and fifty passengers. Laroe Veoetaiii.es. ? Mr. Jehn J. Jones, a neigh bor of ours, has in his garden near the Mississippi, a cabbage that would fill a car*. It probably weighs half a ton. Can they beat this in KinderhookT? Altrm, III. Courier. Rise ir Pmeai.? Fit young negro girls are now ?old in this market at #l<>0 a piece They make ax cellent roasting joints, and taste like mountain mut* ton.? Hambw g*, Alabama, I) tip fitch. Pore. ? Three duels took place In our village last week, at which four good citizen* were killed. They were pickled and put up in pork barrels, and will fetah #18 a piece in New Orleans.? Klklnn, Ky. Advertiier Sidrev CtirTon.? The demand for this new work is very great, ?">d a large portion of the first edition is said to be already disposed of. How could it be otherwise 1 It is full of bustle, incident, and charac ter, and better than all, the laditt pronounce it charming. Hirlo's.?1 The performances which the Ravels announce for this evening, in addition to several of a popular and amusing character, embrace an exhibi tion which has never hitheito been presented to the American public. It is entitled the Revolving Sta tues, and we wi|l venture to predict? without the least desire to forestall public opinion ? that it will prove one of the most decant and classic entertain ments ever witnessed on this side of the Atlantic. [Pr irate CorrnyHdwei.] Auncair, (N. Y.) July 10, 188B. Jamb* Gobdow Sbbnbtt: Sir? On Saturday last, Miss Shireff aad Mr. Wik ?on arrived here, and laal evening delighted our citi zens with their dulcet strains, by giving a concert, which was numerously attended. From the deserv edly high reputation of these distinguished perferm ers, all were prepared for a rich treat; and it is al most needless to add that none were disappointed. Mias S. accompanied herseli on the piano, and was in excellent voice; but Mr. W. seemed to be suffering from the effects of a cold. Last time we saw Miss Shireff, which was in the National Thea're, New York, her face seemed " Sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought," but the balmy breezes of the west have brought back the rase to its wonted place, aad the fair en chantress aow appears in all her native buoyancy and beauty. Although Mr. W.'s performances were fully appre ciated, and all were impressed with a due conviction ef his abilities as a tenor singer, of the first class, still Miss S. was on the occasion alluded to the de cided favorite of the night, and in her " Whistle, and I'll come to ye, ray lad," and " I'm ower young to marry yet," bothef which were inimitably executed, ?he was loudly encored. Notwithstanding her oft- repeated, aad, appare ntly sincere declarations ef being "ower young te marry yet," we could not help thinking that she was quite ripe and ready, and that the of taking her "trae her mammy," would be one of those precious few which lean to virtue's side. While she wai singing " Whistle, and I'll come to ye, my lad," the audience were highly amused by some wag " whist ling," thinking, perhaps, that the coy minx meant reality to fulfil her promise; but, alas for him! the more he " whistled," the more she wouldn't " come." Of all the numerous company whieh attended the concert, we believe there was not one who did not feel " happr to meet, sorry to part, and happy to meet again with the accomplished Mis* Shireff, concerning whom it may with equal truth and poetry be said: " O'er the ?pirit thou hast cast A magic spell, too long to last; A pleating ?trife of hoped and fears, Of passiug smiles and gushing tears; Pain, b\ rapture chases away, Thoughts too full of joy to stay!" The celebrated vocalists leave here today, oa their way to the ?'Falls;" and wherever they go their rare merits will invariably command success and admiration. Yours truly, A StT B8CKJBKR. Police Office. A Southern Jeremy Diddler. ? Last week a yoong fellow of rather dashing 'exterior, waa tried at the Sessions on a charge of grand larceny, in abducting, contrary to the laws of meum and teum, a trunk of valuable clothing from the depot of the Philadelphia Rail Road Company. He called himself, on that oc casion, Thomas Alston, of South Carolina ? said hia connections were of the first rank and standing, and that the whole matter originated in a misconception on the part of himself and the store keepers at the depot. The great plausibility which he manifested, and the talent he evinced in conducting his own case, so won upon the jury, that they acquitted him of the charge, and he left the court in company with a most splendid croeture, in the shape of a woman, with whom he has since been residing at a fashionable boarding heuse in Breadway, not 100 miles frem 9th street. On Wednesday, this same personage visited the goods store of Clarke & Co., in Broadway, near Ann street, and talked immensely big of his cotton plantations, his negroes, and of the Targe consign ments of "our great staple," which be was holding in this city until the arrival of the British Queen, or some other steamer sheuld bring hia ad vices froaa his European agencies. Having considerably en lightened the counter-jumpers respecting the rise and fall of prices, the various tampering* with the | currrney, and the monstrous conduct of the Man chester spinners, ip which they were abetted bj the Hank of England, to the great detriment of the cot ton holders of the >outh and west, he made a selec tion of silks and nieknacks to the value of nearly i $100, which he directed might be sent home to hie address. The dry goods men, never dreaming that a maa who could talk so learnedly about "crops, cot* j ton and thr currency," could be less than a gentle | man, doubted not his honor, and therefore bowed him | and the good* out of the shop with all the deference imaginable. The next day oae of the principals happening to be down town, took it into his head to call on the re sectable firm of , in South street, whom thia Southern hero said were his consignees in the city, and to his great astonishment found that his custom er was not a whit related to Gen. Hayae, and that so far frem poaaeaaing a aingle bale of cotton in any warehouae, it was only last week that he was liber ated from the charge of a criminal indictment. The dry roods man was at first petrified with horrer to think hew be had been victimized, bat as the heat of the sun returned the circulation of his blood, he ran off to the Police and gave a description of hia Southern customer to one of the indefatigables, who soon took him to a fashionable boarding house in Broadway, where they tound Allston sitting beside the beaut ifal lady before spoken of, whilet she. with that (egree of taste, which is familiar to the fem inize character, was dissecting the silks into gowns and those other new-fangled articles called tunica.? The officer having announced his errand, Allston waa returned to his old quarters in the Egyptian 1'ombs. Negro I nrendiaritm ? In consequence of some suspicions that a fire which occurred on the Second avenue a few nights since waa an act of incendia rism, Justice Doughty caused two negro w<<mcn to be arrested. Their names are Julia Williams and Rosina Kinan, and sufficient proof having been ad duced of their agency in the perfidious transaction, they were both committed for trial. Perjury, Despair, and Attempt at \ few days since a man named Charles Knapp, alias Stan ley, was fully committed on a charge of grand lar ceny. On Wednesday his le*al adviser brought him belore the Recorder, in order that he might be libe rated on giving security in the sum of ?1,000. The man of law produced an old loaferized looking ob ject. who said his name was John Collins, and that he owned landed property in Pell street worth gl.fiOO. The committing Magistrate, h'wever, suspected this story, and suggested to the Recorder the neces sity of cautioning the aecurity of the punishment attached to perjury. Hnwever he took the oath, and consequently knapp was set at liberty. The next day the Magistrate went to make enquiries respecting the Pell street property, when he soon ascertained that Collins never owned a foot of land in that vici nity, and in all probability in no other. On this dit covery warrants were issued, and the pair of worthies were both arrested together while amusing them with a game of dominoes at a house in Canal street They w re both transferred to separate Cells in the City Prison, and in about an hour after an alarm was given that a man had hanged himself. I his was a serious business and it turned out to to Knapp a^as Stanley, who having been brought te again by a pail of oold water, swo e that he was so affee ted at the loss of liberty that he did not wish to live. 'The keepers, however, told him that the Coroner was very busy and did not want a job, and therefore be must hide his time He was then locked up again. A few hours after another alarm was given, and it was then found that Knapp had tried acain to put a fee hi the pocket of the Coroner. The lomfocm prison rnlers determined not to nut any fees in the Coroner's pocket, and therefore brought the man to again, and when we left he was alive and kicking. " Thrilling incidmtV ? Sc? ne, .Vtfc/o's (hiriltn ? It waa currently reported on 'Thursday mornin g <hat two young fashionable dandies had quarrelled at Niblo's Garden the previous night, and that one bad ran the other through the heart with a sword eane. all out of jealousy respecting the favor of a beautiful widow, who often honors tke garden with her pre sence. '1 he whole of the fashionable part of the town was in commotion. Surgeons and lawyer* clerks, and all sorts of people went to Nihlos to leare the particulars, and such was the intense ei citement at one time that Nibln's corps of musicians could not get in to take their morning rehersals. We are hnppv, however, to say, that no such " thril ling incident" took place, although it must be con fessed that a most tremendous exciiemeni at one time existed It turned out, however, that one of the bar keepers knocked a man down, and he falling with his head against a large looking glass, the eonse* quencrs were an immense scattering e f the fragment* and a very considerable emission of thl purple stream of life, from tke loafers pericianium \\ <? do not know who will suffer the most from this affair, Niblo who losses his looking glass, or the loafer who lost 1 his blood, but got himsiuf sober by the operation. Jtino persons were streck down hi one flask, of lighting, in Newport, R I., a few days ?ince.