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NEW YORK HERALD.
??n York, Sunday, May 30, IMT.
?i-IAmertca.ii
Volmnteer Soldiery.
By the last accounts from General Scott'
army we learn that almost all of the twelvi
month* volunteers are leaving hint, pre
ferring to return to their homes anil fumi
lies to revelling inthe Halls of the Mon
tezuemas. They have fulfilled their duty a
American citizens?marched to the rendezvoa
and enlisted?shouldered their rifles and ntarcli
ed to tha enemy's country at the call of their gc
vernment, and having achieved honor and glor
for themselves, and fought and won battles the
have cast lustre on the American arms, the
now arc leaving the camp, and many of then
will soon resume their business occupations. .
What a glorious spectacle is here presented.What
nation ran present a parallel to it! Thes<
toil-worn and sun-beaten soldiers return for tin
purpose of making room for new levies, who, like
them, have enlisted under their country's (lag,
and like them, will carry it triumphantly whereever
they go. There is no shilling-a-day patriotism
in American volunteers. They and their
gallant officers fight for glory and the honor und
credit of their country, and not for money.
By the way, what a signal rebuke the conduct
of our volunteers furnishes to the malignant
slanders that were daily spewed forth by the
English press, the editors of which accused
our citizen soldiery of being animated by
one single motive in fighting against the
Mexicans in this war. They have reiterated
the assertion that the main object our
citizens had in volunteering wa9 to rob the
churches of Mexico of their riches and wealth?
that the desire of gain, 110 matter how acquired,
and not patriotism, actuated.them to take part in
the strife. We have outlived the slanders til
the English press in every instance, and we have
done so in this.
The twelve months volunteers are now within
a few days march of the city of Mexico, where
countless thousands are locked up in the churches
and cathedrals?where solid gold and silvei
vases, candlesticks, and images are scattered
in profusion?thet very balustrades of these
buildings being made of the precious metals; and
yet, after their term of service has expired, and
their duty to their country fulfilled, we see them,
like good citizens and honest men, returning to
their homes, and caring nothing for this wealth.
It may be consistent enough for the English,
who, in their wars, have plundered, sacked, and
robbed several of the cities they conquered
in warfare, and whose cry at New
Orleans was Booty and Beauty," to
speak in this manner; but the mode of warfare
practised by enlightened England is
not r.erognised as humane or proper on this side
of the Atlantic. The wealth of the Mexican
churcheB is as safe from robbery by our volunteer
soldiery, as if it were locked up in the
bowels of the earth.
Lieut. Charles G. Hunter.?The court martial
and sentence on this gallant officer is receiving
much comment at the present time, and
is freely talked of by our citizens. As we have
published the sentence, we are inclined to publish
the following article, which we have ex
tracted from the Suffolk Co. Democrat of the 21s
tnst: ?
The trial and sentence of Lieut. Charles O. llunte:
brings to mind a case of disobedience of orders very si
inilar. and will be interesting to our citizens generally
as well as to many of our young and gallant officers o
the navy. We know of no case more suitable to a juxti
position than the following :?At a time when the Islant
of Cuba wim infuRtml with nirat.m. who whfm com mitt in i
the moit horrid outraged and murder against the com
merce and lireii of citizens of all nations, Captain (noi
Commodore) Kearney, with the U. 8. brig Enterprise
waa eent to break up this horde of pirate*. During thi
cruise, he discovered a nest of pirates off Cape Antoni<
in possession of a ship and two brigs, the ship and oni
brig American, the other Knglish. which thev weis
plundering in the vicinity of one of their strong holds, ?
dangerous reef protecting them from the approach ol
large vessels, and a battery on shore to protect then
from boats or small vessels.
Commodore Kearney immediately ordered the brlg'i
boats to be manned, and also two or three boats belonging
to the merchant vessel. This command he gave tc
his gallant second officer. Lieut. James Mclntosn, wltl
positive orders not to part company or separate th<
boats. With these orders Lieut. Mcintosh left his ves
sel. but it was not long before he found that in obeyin)
orders he could accomplish nothing, sb the boats of thi
merchant vessels could not keep up with him, (beini
dull and heavy.) and it was necessary to pull ahead ai
fast as passible, to cut off one of the pirates' vesseli
which was attempting to escape, and consequently h
separated his forces, but succeeded in capturing fou
pirate vessels and setting fire to and blowing up a fifth
besides destroying a large amount of prqperty on shore
with their habitations, striking terror to a communit
of villains that had committed such vast depredation
and bloodshed.
This gallant act was not accomplished without greal
basard. and during a tremendous thunder storm, whic
lasted one bonr. the rain pouring down in torrents a
the time
On returning to his vessel that night, fatigued an<
without provisions for his crew, what was the receptioi
he met with from the brave and magnanimous Kearney
Why, in admiration of bis gallant and meritorious act
that reflected honor on the service, the noble Kearne'
received him as a hero, complimented him for hf
bravery audwuccess, and in the best of humor told Lieut
Mcintosh that he took a great responsibility on himsell
and said?" Come, Sir. you have eaten nothing to-day
I waited dinner for you; let us retire."
In the cabin he drank to the health of his lieutenant
and with the feelings of a generous soul, said?" Sir
your conduct is characteristic of the noble spirits which
compose our navy, and which has this day added lustre
to our arms, and done an incalculable service to the
commercial interests of the world. 1 drink to the officer
who dared to take the responsibility, and render society
such essential strvice." Long will Commodore Kearney
with Lieut. Mcintosh, be remembered bya grateful public.
Ost or the Crf.w.
Lieut. Hunter is now in this city, and there
will soon be presented to him u magnificent
word, belt, and epaulettes by our citizens.
American stkamsiup Washington.?From tei
to three o'clock yesterday, this magnificent spe
cimen of naval architecture was thrown open t
the public; and between those hours, not les
than ten thousand ladies and gentlemen inspect
ed her. It is needless to say, that they were al
delighted and gratified.
This noble steamship presents a beautiful ap
pearance in the dock, and her beautiful mode
and proportions are the theme of remark by al
who behold her. Her gigantic size?her moult
?her rig?her machinery?in fact everythini
pertaining to her is perfect, and is equal to any
thing now afloat.
We understand that one hundred anS fifteei
berths are engaged, and that she will sail 01
Tuesday next punctually, at,the hour advertised
Her mail will be as large as any ever taken by i
steamship from the United States.
Niw Order from the Secretary of Tin
Navy?The Secretary of the Navy has issuet
an order regulating the rank of the pursers. I
places pursers of twelve years standing on th?
rank with commanders according to date o
commission, and pursers of less than twelve
years the rank of lieutenants, according to date
of commission, besides other proper regulation!
required by the importance of their duties. Thii
is a just and wise regulation of Mr. Mason
The pursers are a most important corps of the
ntval service, doing the duty on board shij
which is required of paymasters, quartermas
ters, and commissaries, in the army We are
gratified that mstice has been done in this mat
ter.
Liki i William D. Porter.?We undcrstanc
that the Irtcnds of Lieut. Wm. D. .Porter are
exer#ng themselves to procure for that distinguished
officer the command of one of the American
ocean steamships. A more skil^lf navigator
certainly cannot be found, and his perfect
acquaintance with Bteam navigation eminently
qualifies him for the office. We wish his friends
every success in their efforts.
Later from Matayzas.?We are in receipt of
files of the Aurora dr Mntanzn* to the 14th
inst. The news they contain, however, is merely
local, and devoid of general interest.
Past TmtTU.-Mile. BIin(y had only a alia bouse
- laat night. In fhot it appeared almost Impossible to get
a good house last week on any conditions. Tb* perfbrm
anoes ware good, and the audience appeared delighted.
Mile. B. goes to Boston this week, and .the Boetonlans
? will give her a good reeeption. She created a great sen.
nation in Sew Orlenns Inst winter, and has been enthusiastically
received wherever she has appeared since.
Her dancing is of a character the most pleasing; her
idea of graceful posture is only equalled by the easy man1
ner in which she assumes the most classic attitudes,
- | and her face beaming with intelligent animation is u
8 most harmonious accompaniment to a beautiful fo .
Mous Boux&ry. who accompanies her, is au artist or
? great merit. Mrs. Masou and Mr. Wheatley appear at
!. the Park to-morrow night.
, Bohkhv thiatss.-Mr. Booth will make his last ap
pearance. and take a benefit this evening at the Bowery
y theatre It is hardly necessary to say that the house
lt will be crowded to overflowing. The bill is one which
y of itself would fill any house, it consists of the great
11 tragedy of " Venice Preserved, or a Plot discovered.''
and the comedy of the "Mayor of tiarratt," in both
of which Mr. Booth will appear.
Amatkir Thkatricals at I'almo's Om:ra Houst.?A
talented company of amateur performers, it will be perceived
by the bills of the day, will appear at Palmo's on
Thursday evening next, in two celebrated and popular
pieces?"Damon and Pythias" and the '-Irish Lion."
Young and rising talent, particularly local talent, has
ut all times a claim upon public support, and we feel assured
that the attractive bill put forth for the occasion
and the cast, of whom fame speaks loudly, and
flatteringly, will draw together a full and bumper house.
Mr McDonald's Damon will, probably, be an able personation
of the character. He will be well supported by
Mr. D'Artists as Pythlha. and Mr. Connor as Dionysius,
and, indeed, by the entire company. Miss Newkirk,
Mrs. Mnoell. and Miss Stanhope will also perform on the
occasion. Wo anticipate a "jam" house for the amateurs
on Tuesday evening next. See the hills of the tl*v
Mini Julia Dean is about to play an engagement in St.
Louis.
Musical.
Italian Opera?Signor M. Rapetti takes a benefit at
Palmo'a Opera House to-morrow evening, and has yielded
to the request of many friends, who desire that he
should give the whole of '' Luela dt Lammermoor," Instead
of parts of two operas. The '* Lucia" will, therefore,
be given unclipt; and if a favorite opera, and a deserving
loader and excellent musician, are inducements
sufficient to fill the house, there will be but few spare
seats at Palmo'x. On Monday evening. Signor Rapetti
will execute the solo. Introductory to Lucia's Cavatina,
! on the violin previous to all. however, there is to be
given a grand concertante piece; flute, clarionet, oboe,
' bassoon, and French horn obllgato; and between the
. acts, a young American artist, pupil of Signor R.'s, with
1 whom he is to play the duo. by Mower, which is so great
1 a favorite of C. Sivori's. There has been nothing left
| wanting by the beneficiary. Let the public show how
they appreciate his effort.
On Wednesday evening, Signor Sanquirlco takes a
benefit. The announcement should be enough, and
with those who know what sacrlfices.Signor 8. has made
during the past season, we are sure it will be sufficient
to bring them out *' Bemlramis" will be the opera for
the occasion.
Christy '? Minstrels.?These most wonderfully successful
performers, Intend remaining at Mechanics' Hall
for one week longer. The extraordinary patronage attending
their concerts, which have been nightly crowded
for a succession of fourteen "weeks, by the beauty
and fashion of the city, has induced them to defer their
intended visit to Boston for the present, and remain in
this city one week longer, which intelligence will be received
with pleasure by their thousands of admirers.
They are without doubt the most popular performers
that have ever been in this city engaged in any similar
amusement.
; Swiss Garden.?Our up-town citizens need not come
down town for the purpose of enjoying an evening's recreation.
because Mr. Elsasser Schmidt, the proprietor
of the Swiss Garden, corner of 33d street and Railroad
avenue, has fitted up that place in the first style, and
has engaged Dingle's German Brass Band to perform
every evening. Tho exertions of Mr. Schmidt will no
doubt be duly appreciated.
[ Castle Garden.?A Concert of Sacred Music, by
Dodsworth's Cornet Band, will be performed this evening
at Castle Garden. In addition to the attraction
which this offers, we understand that tho Cosmoramas
have been re-arranged by a competent person, under
t the direction of the managers. We know of no better
I place to upend a Sunday evening, tban the Castle Garden.
r vaimiall Garden.?We nay without hesitation that
no place of amusement in the upper part of the city, !
f offers to many inducement* as Vauxhall Garden
| does. To-morrow evening there will be a grand perfbrm?
unce. in addition to the regular company, Mr. Harri
son. the great comic singer, will delight the audience
r with his extemporaneous singing. We have glanced at
t, the bill for that evening, and saw that it was one well
s calculated to attract a large number of visiters.
' llerz was to give a concert at the Planters' Hotel, fit.
9 Louie, on the evening of the 31st.
[ The Swiss bell ringers are to pass the present week iu
f Providence, where they open to-morrow evening. They
, are to be assisted by Miss Maria and Miss Julia Barton.
, Police Intelligence.
Mat 29.? Dishonest Son.?Policemen Grequel and
, Quinn. of the 4th ward, arrested last night in the Chati
ham theatre, a small boy about 10 years of age, by the
s name of Stephen Miles, on a charge of breaking open a
trunk and stealing therefrom $22 In money, belonging
; to his father, residing at No. 28 Roosevelt street. Two
d other boys were likewise arrested as accomplices, called
f Charles Judge and Michael Peter*. A portion of the
u money was found on these young rascals. Justice Osi
borne locked them up in the Tombs,
e Fahr Pretences.?A young man by the name of Fredr
eriek. Trotter, was arrested yesterday by officer Olmstead
, oftne 3d ward, on a charge of obtaining a vest, worth$3,
from Mr. Benj. T&llman, by false representations. The
y case was taken before Justice Osborne, who did not con?
sider the charge sufficient to detain the aocused; eonsetuently
the magistrate discharged him from custody,
t, Arrest of an Escaped Lunatic.?Officer Miller, of the
), 10th ward, arrested yesterday a man by the name of
II John Johnson, who was charged'with being an escaped
convict from the asylum on Blackwell's Island. Justice
j Ketcham sent him back to his old quarters.
a Petit Larceny.?Officer Bapp. of the 13th ward, arf
rested yesterday a woman called Maria Delany, on a
charge of stealing a blue calico dress, a cotton dress, and
Y several other articles, of small value, for which an owner
? is wanted. Justlco Ketcham committed her for examination.
Recovery of Gold Spectacles.?Officer Humphrey, of
the 14th ward, found in the Bowery on Friday last, a
' pair of gold mounted spectacles, for which an owner is
wanted. Apply to the above officer at the station house.
Clearing up for bummer.?Officer McManus. of the
' tith ward, together with some officers, brought In from
, the Five Points yesterday, forty women of the very lowest
i grade, disfigured with " rummy'' face*, black eyes, and
cut heads, and when all together in the office formed an
odour of no ordinary quality, which induced Justice Osborne
to commit them all for the term ot six month* to
Blackwell's Island, in order to purify and recruit them
for the fall campaign.
Law Intelligence.
1 Svrr.RioR Covrt. May 29.?Decisions in Uanco.? Robert
Bailey, plaintiff in error, vs. Jess Somers, defendant
In error. Judgment reversed.
K. Pauder vs. Thomas Lockwood, Jr.?Motion
1 for new trial denied.
The Rector, See. of All Saint* church vs. Jos. Perry.?
Judgment for plaintiffs.
0 John II Brown ads. The Highland Bank?Motion for
h new trial denied on the case, and also on the ground of
newly discovered evidence.
Wm. Small et ul ads. Patrick Btrachan et al ?New
1 trial granted on payment of costs of trial and of opposing
this motion.
Daniel Williams ads. Wm. Jones?New trial granted;
costs to abide the event.
The People ex net John II. Howard, vs. Lorin Jones?
Judgment for plaintiff on demurrer, with liberty for de1
fondant to plead on payment of costs within ten days
j after notice of this rule.
U. 8. Commissioner's Orrict, May 29?Before Com]
5 intssloner Martin?Charge of Cruel and Unusual Punishment?A
warrant was issued on Friday by Commissioner
Morton, on the complaint of Richard lull, one of
the crew of the schooner Tennessee, under wnich Wm.
3 Carver, the mate, was arrested by Deputy Marshal Morrison,
charged with having, on the 27th of April last, on
the high seas. Inflicted cruel and unusual punishment
on the said Richard Rail, without justifiable cause.?
x Carver was committed for examination.
Common Plkai?Majr 29?Decisions in^Banco.?Rans
seiaer ii. ji?tpuo ts. ttui. r,. juubivo?neportoi reieree
confirmed with coat*.
E Welle* Bristol ad*. Abm. S. Scribner? New trial grsnt
ed. ooata to abide the event
Hart Sand* ad*. John Nel*on?If plaintiff reduco* hi*
t damage* to $40. the verdict so reduced 1* confirmed,
, otherwise a new trial 1* ordered.
Wm. Jeffries v*. Sarah A. I,eland?Judgment for def
fendant on demurrer, with leave to amend on payment
of coat*.
, < or*t Calends* for .Monday?Common Pleat?1st
part, I, 3, 31. 46, 47, 61, 67, 103, 1^1, 143. 3d part, Ml. 60,
9 B?. 03. 04. 303, 3, 10, 48, 13, 33, 38, 68, 33.
' Sporting Intelligence.
Lkxinoton Racks.?Third day?Purse $360. two mile
, heats Won by Isaac Van Leer s gr g. Jigg. by Glencoe.
beating Motto.cn. in. by Monarch. Kenner, Falcon,
> and Mavis Time: 4 03?3 68
F ourth day ?Purse $400, three mile heats Won by
J. L. Bradley's b c. Alarlc, by Mlrabeau. beating Old
! Monsieur and Brown Kitty Time: 6:66?6:18.?Louut
itle Journal, 24Ih intl.
A thousand or fifteen hundred persons assembled on
Bergen Hill, on Sunday last, as spectator* of a jumping
. match, upon the result of which some hundred* of dol'
iarshad been staked.?Boston Potl.
New Book*.
Sherman & Smith, No. 123 Broadway, have published
the Illustrated Hand Book for travellers through the J
United States, containing a map and a list of all the !
steamboat, railroad, and stage foutes. It is the best
thing of the kind we have ever seen.
Mr. J. O. Parker, 07 Nassau street, has published a .
steel aograved portrait of Gen. Taylor.
T. S. Hi'sted, No. 97 Nassau street., has published a I
spirited engraving representing the flight of Santa Anna, J
without that leg. from Cerro Gordo In the distance,
I the battle Is raging with fierceness.
Thoughts and Fee linos in Verse by Kriward Btagg,
1 Long and Brother. 33 Ann street.?This is a collection
I '' Hagg's Toems neatly got up. and will form an agree- j
| able companion lor a leisure hour.
A if AccoMMJiMM Swindlkr ?We desire to put our
I rltisens on their guard igtlnH a genteel looking and
veil dressed man, about twenty-six or twenty-eight year*
' of age. who ie the inoet accomplished windier we ever
heard ol. Hie deportment I* so easy and gentlemanly,and
hi* manner so Insinuating, that it is almost impossible
for onr shrewdest men toavoid being ensnared in the net
he so skilfully weaves around his victims. Our sharpest
business men have placed " confidence" in him. and for
their reward have been swindled In sums varying from
five to one hundred dollars.
For the purport of stopping the career ot this scoundrel
in this city, we give a sketch of an interview that
took place between him and a gentleman whom he had
selected as a victim. VVe give it in his own words:?
A short time since 1 was sitting in my office reading.
when a well dressed, genteel young man, about 26 or 38
years old. entered, and having made hie bow, asked me
If I was Dr , the proprietor. I answered in the affirmative.
supposing that the gentleman wished to see
me professionally; however, 1 was soon undeceived. He
then delivered himself as follows, having first assured
me that although he did not want to see mo professionally,
he wished to speak to me in private:?
("Doctor , I can safely Bay, that I am a man of the
world in the most extensive point of view, having been
thrown on my own resources since 1 was ten years old
I have travelled through every State in the Union,
through every town in each State, through Kngland.
France, and in fact through the whole continent of
F.urope. I have made man and man's ways my sole
study, and after the closest observation, 1 must candidly
confess, that I believe every man more or less u rogue.
It is true that some pilfer legally and are considered by
the community honorable men; while others, disdaining
the protection offered by the laws, (as at present constituted)
are hunted down by their fellow men as
rogues, robbers, and scoundrels, for arriving at the
same end only by a different road. Well, 1 have
uau oAwuBMu cjkpciicuiio iu uuiu cuutkvm, lur ulliluu^ii
1 appear young. 1 bavo been engaged in a heavy mercantile
business in the Houth. the failure of which I attribute
to my placing confidence in the wrong kindof men.
I have since tried the other course, and 1 am not ashamed
to say. I have occasionally been what the law terms a
rogue; but oa that subject the law and I are at issue.?
Doctor, you may think the subject I am at present
speaking to you on, a strange one, for one stranger to
broach to another.and I am sure you do; however, let q)e
undeceive you. We are not straugers to one another,
for although you never saw me before, believe me, 1 have
made the most ample enquiry about you, and of so satisfactory
a nature was it, that I have anxiously sought the
present interview, the object of which 1 will now disclose.
Kor the last six or eight months, I have been on
the look out for a man in whom I can place the most implicit
confidence?one who would be willing to stand by
me when in trouble, as well as to share my good fortune
when in prosperity; in fact, 1 want a second self?suoh a
man 1 believe you to be. Do not look frightened. The service
I wish you to render me is perfectly secure from the
fangs of the law?the most timid has no cause to be
alarmed at It?neither do I wish you to undertake it until
you are perfectly convinced It is so; iu fact, I want
to place from time to time, large sums of m oney in the
safe keeping of a person holding a respectable position
in society, in the keeping of one above supiclon; for, although
the money will be legally obtained, (as I will
prove to you) still a person of my character, (known to
the law authorities) with a large sum of money about
his person, is never safe, being liable to be arrested at any
time.
"I would expect that if at any timo I should be so un-,
fortunate as to be arrested, if i can prove to you my innocence
of the ehargo on which I have been detained
that you will procure bail for me, providod you have
funds in your hands of mine sufficient to warrant you to
do so. This is the service 1 require from the confidential
friend I am in want of; and from what i have heard
of you. I believe you most capable of being that friend.
Now sir, I ask you, do you sufficiently understand me ?
are you willing to place that confidence in me which I
may consider necessary before 1 further disclose the
object of my visit. However, before you decide, allow
me to relate a little occurrence that happened to me
when I was last on the Mississippi.
'I was travelling last summer on one^of the boats on
the Mississippi, when one morning about seven o'clock,
while smoking a cigur on deck, 1 was accosted by a very
gentlemanly person, and after a few moments conversation.
he invited me into the cabin to partake of a bottle
of wine with him ; as I was alone, and wished for society,
1 accepted his invitation ; and, having entered the
cabin, 1 perceived two gentlemen already seated at the
table with wine before them. My new friend being
acquainted with them introduced me. and the wine
circulated pretty freely between us. After two or
three bottles, cards weVe introduced, and although
a good player at most games, from the heated
state of my brain, and no doubt a combination
between the other throe, I was swindled of every
cent 1 had before we parted. I believe I lost about one
hundred and eighty dollars at that sitting. You may
easily guess what my feelings were when I awoko next
morniug, on a strange boat, without a cent in my pocket
or a friend near me. I never, until then, understood the
real value of a confidential friend. After sitting the
usual time at the breakfast table, without eating anything,
I went on deck, and after walking up and down
for half an hour or so, I took a seat beside a middle aged
gentleman, who was, at the time, busy rending a book
that seemed to interest him very much. In the course of
a few moments he turned round and, for the first time,
perceived that he was not alone. I ventured to make
some common observation on the weather ; he placed
his book on his knee, and turning round, he said, ''My
friend, 1 believe that you were one of the four young men
that were gambling the greater part of last night in the
cabin ; I also think, from the expression of your face you
were the unsuccessful one. I acknowledged he was right
in both particulars ; and also told him that I was at present
without n shilling, and a thousand miles away
from any friend or acquaintance. After looking steadfastly
at me for some time, he said : Young man, what
do you intend to do? who do you think will trust you. or
believe what you tell them? ' I paused for a minute or
two, and came to the resolution of letting him know
more of my history than be then did. I told him a good
many of my exploits, both honorable and dishonorable.
I showed him how. by necessity,I was driven to some, by
a vicious inclination to mothers. However, I spoke in
such a manner that I oonvinced him I was then sincere,
and related nothing but the truth; I brought my story
to an end by stating that, if I could get any person that
would advance me fifty dollars, until I reached New
York, that 1 should consider that person a friend and
benefactor as long as I lived."
At this part of my confidential friend's story, he became,
or seemed to become, very much uffected, and
drawing his hand across his eyes, said to me?" Doctor.
I will never forget that man's reply. My friend," said
he, " I am a storekeeper in New York, doing a small
business. 1 came on here to try to form a new connection
. with a'view to forward my prospects. I have about
me about two hundred dollars, which I am reserving for
my next rent day. I believe your story, and although 1
think you have repeatedly gone astray .still I have confidence
in you. and firmly believe you will return what 1
now lend you"?at the same time he banded me five ten
dollar bills. I tried to thank bim, but I could not. I put
the bills in my pocket, and abruptly walked away from
him. About an hour after I placed a card in his hand,
on which I had written the day he might expect to see
ine in New York Having looked at it, he said, " I feel
confident that yon will perform what you promise."
The day marked on that card was last Thursday. Although*
in the city for three weeks. 1 did not present
myself until the day I had promised. I went at twelve
o'clock, and to my surprise round him in as great trouble
as I was when lie took me by the hand on baurd the
Mississippi steamer. Ho had speculated unfortunately
with the funds he had to pay his rent, and although
within four days of rent day, ho had not a cent towards
the payment. Thank (iod, I was then in a situation to
return the compliment. I first paid him his fifty dollars,
and then he became my debtor for three hundred and
fifty dollars, the balance of his rent." My confidential
friend at the samu time produced from his waistcoat
pooket n small piece of white paper, folded up. and holding
It between his forefinger and thumb, he said. " There
is his due kill for It, but he shall have his own time for
payment."
" Now, sir, I ask you, and I beg you wlU'give me a candid
answer, would you. if you were placed in the same'
situation as my former benefactor?would you, I say, act
in the same manner?" My confidential friend puuted
for a reply, and not knowing what answer to give. I
merely bowed my bead in token of acquiescence. " Well,
then," said he, " I shall put you to the trial. Now, sir,
listen to me. 1 do not want money?[at the same time
producing a large roll of what I thought to be hank hills]
?I do not want your watch or ornaments? [producing
his gold watch and chain]?I would rather give to you
than receive from you; but before entering into the'ininutiic
of the business we will have to transact together.
I wish to see whether you have that Implicit oontidence
in me which I consider absolutely necessary. Will you
have the kindness to allow me to took at your watch?"
i luiuiouiabtij unuuru iiiiu iue which, iil lUi) BAD)6 UTHB
drawing nearer the door, aud holding the chair in my
hand '' It is a handsome .watch." said he; " would you
lend it to me for a quarter of an hour?that is. if rou
think I would return it ?" To this I objected. " Ah !"
said he, " it Is a family present, and vou do not wish to
p.rt with it even for a moment. Well, will you let me
havo twenty dollars for ten miuutes ?" I shook mv
head. "Ah! you have not so much about you. Well,
ten. or even Ave?anything to satisfy me that
you believe me." At this moment a thought struck me
that the roll of paper he produced a short time ago was
not money, but merely paper, cut and rolled together
to represent bills. I then said to him?" My friend,
as you came here to seek my confidence, I thiuk
you should do something more then words to gain
it. Now let me see that rell of bills you have in your
pocket, and if they are what you pretend they are, bills
of specie paying banks, I will then have more confidence
In what you say. I also wish to see the due bill 01 your
former benefactor. Satisfy me in those two particulars,
and I will then believe you?but if you fail^to do what I
ask, I am bound to believe you one of those systematic
swindlers, who prowl about the city to take in the unwary.
My confidential frland, looked at me for a minute or two;
at the same time moving towards the door, and then
said, "Sir, I am sorry to say I bavo been mistaken in
your character"?at the same time he ran out much
quicker tnan he entered.
This is a specimen of the way in which this accomplished
villain deceives his victims. He has always
about nis person a large roll of bills, which are no doubt
counterfeits. All be wants is a confidential friend with
whom he can deposit his spare fuuds in safety, and by
gaining the confidence of people, ho manages' to cheat
them. We recommend our citlsens to be on their
] guard, and in case this confidential-seeking gentleman
I should visit them, to introduce him immediately to the
confidence of a police officer.
Awsisn roiTi.?The evils and the accommodation of
these. Incumbrances are among the topics under consideration
at the present day The action of the corporation
In this matter of city improvements has awakened
the sense of the community at large, and the resolution
of that honorable body has been sustained and acquiesced
In by our trading community without any complaint.
Thus far the matter ha* been carried out nobly,
andbecome even a topic of complimentary approval The
evils ofawning posts obstructing our public thoroughfares
are numerous. One among the many may be sufficient
to mention?that is. obstructing the side-walks. When
the street lamps are left without a light, as is frequently
the case, it is almost impossible to pursue our evening
business without stumbttng, on the sMa-walka. Tha tta ,
awning. and other kind*, abut out th* light of the dan,
to guide ua on our thoroughfares, that ought to be free
from every incumbrance. They offer a fine ahelter for
tbievee and burglar*; they enable a few to display their
good*, by filling up our elde-walk*, to the injury of their
neighbor*' intercut; they permit a few to have them
nine feet high and others from ten to thirty Ibet; they
permit different deaier* to clog up the aida-wallca with
two-third* of their atock, rendering it impoaalbl* for
foot pautenger* to Walk along without getting their
clothe* torn and soiled The law require* n certain
height, and no two are alike?no uniformity?no similarity
of style If they are an accommodation, they produce
evil consequence*, a* are stated above. Those
who are in favor of them are disposed to support and
countenance the evil; those who conform to the resolutions
of the Common Council are in favor of correcting
the evil, as it now exists. What reason can be assigned
to continue the present incumbrances, unless it be a
spirit of opposition, no one can tell. It wants but one
resolution of the Common Council to have them all removed
at once. The approval of our citizens to see it4
carried out is already expressed, and it is hoped that, at
the next meeting or the Board, they will be put and
adopted.
Whig Judicial Nomination.? The convention last
evening nominated Luther Bradish as n camlidute for
one of the judges of the Supreme Court.
Thi: Weather.?The thermometer stood yesterday
at noon in Wail street somewhere over 78 degrees in the
shade, and about 3 o'clock rose up to 81 di green. The
heat was intense up to the close of the evening.
UNfRKCEDENTEii Sekeu?On Friday evening. I lie new
steamboat Alida traversed the distance l>et*eeu N'ew
York and Newburgh in two hours ami fifty i>. mutes
precisely! the best time ever inadp the sained iiince
over the North river. The T. I'owell run (he same distance
in -J hours 57 minutes, which has hitherto been
considered the maximum.
Boston and Springfield Railroad.?The train over
this road arrived last evening beforA dark, bringing
Boston papers of yesterday morning; for the punctual
delivery or wnicn we are inueuieu iu me micuuuu ui
Messrs. Cloys St Dennis.
Portrait or (Jen. Taylor.?Messrs. Long it Brothers
are compelled to stop the publication of their large and
correct portrait of" Old Hough." till next Wednesday.
Fire.?a Are occurred late yesterday morning at No
16 Avenue B. It was promptly extinguished by offlcers
Venue aud Phelps. Damage trifling.
Religious Intelligence.
Calendar tor Mat and June.?30th, Trinity Sunday.
6th, 1st Sunday after Trinity; 11th. 8t. Barnabas. Apostle
and Martyr; 13th, 3d Sunday after Trinity; 30th, 3d
Sunday after Trinity; 34th, Nativity of 8t. John the
Baptist; 37th, 4th Sunday after Trinity; 39th, St. Peter,
Apostle and Martyr.
The Itev Alfred L. Baury, rector of St. Mary's Church.
Newton Lower Falls, preached an historical discourse,
on last Sunday, it being the twenty-fifth anniversary of
his connection with that parish, as their pastor. In
these days of (change, it is becoming a very rare thing,
for a minister to remain with his peopie for a quarter of a
century. The Kev. Dr. Strong, of Greenfield, is the only
other clergyman of our churcn, in this diocese, who has
sustained tne pastoral relation to one flock for so long a
period.
A fresh persecution of the Jews seems to have begun
at Jerusalem, where threo Jews are said to have been arrested.
for attempting to open the veins of a christian
boy about twelve years old, whose blood they are fabled
to have coveted for one of the ceremonies at the feast of
the pasRovcr.
Calvary Church, New York, will be consecrated on the
4th of June next.
Kmmanuel Church, Landsford, Chester District, S, C.,
was oonsecrated a few days since. The church is a simple^
neat building, on an elevated spot, about six miles
from the ford over the Catuwba river, called Landsford,
and 16 from the Court-house, at Chosterville. It is 40
by 30 feet, celled, aud raised by about 3 feet on granite
pillars, and is capable of accommodating more than 300
persons. Its cost was about $400, and is quite creditable
to those who have designed and executed it. Not rich
in earthly treasure, they have thus given some eTidense
that they arc not without faith, ana not unmindful of
" those things which are not seen but eternal."
The Bishop of Australia is on the point of opening a
Collegiate Institute in the immediate vicinity of Sydney.
Its object is, in the first place, to train up young
uiuu for the colonial ministry; but, in addition, professorships
in the classics ana mathematics have boen
added for the advantage of laymen. The course of instruction
will extend over three years, and no student is
is to be admitted until he has attained the age of sixteen
years.
It is reported that the clergy and laity of North
Wales are busily engaged in preparing a plan to carry
out the immediate building of a college, similar to the
flourishing little establishment at Lampeter, but the
plan of studies to be pursued is to be somewhat different.
The college is to be called the " Fowls College,"
founded on a testimonial about to be built in one of
the counties of North Wales, but the site is not fixed
upon.
The Rev. William Atwlll has taken charge of St. Andrews,
Kent, and Christ Church. Canaan, Litchfield
co., Conn. The itev. Charles Mason, from Salem, to
the rectorship of Grace Church, Boston. Mass.
The Rev. O. H. Staples has removed from Windsor,
Vt., to Westmoreland, Oneida county, New York, for
the purpose of taking charge of De Lancey Institute.
Klder Samuel Trott, from Virginia, will preach for the
Mount /ion Babtist ohurch this morning, at the usual
hours, at their place of worship in the upper room of
Convention Hall, 179 Wooster. between Houston and
Blseckersts.
Political and Personal.
A meeting at Princeton on Wednesday evening, James
Van Dovcnter in the chair and Wm. K. Murphy, secretary,
adopted resolutions reported by Wm C. Alexander,
Eh,, complimentary to Tom. Stockton,
Gov. Brown,of Miss..has appointed Col. Jefferson Davis,
1st Mississippi rifles, U. S. senator, in place of the Hon
Jesse Speight, deceassd. Col. Davis's commission arrived
here yesterday in the Sam Dale, and is now awaiting his
return from the seat of war. It is said, that Gov.
Brown has made this appointment, at the present moment.
in the anticipation of an extra session of Congress;
and though we differ from Col. Davis in politics, we are
sure the selection of him. to fill the vaoancy, will moet
with very general approbation, particularly in Mississippi.?tf.
0. Bulletin, 21 it init.
Gen. Me.ha's Family.?Among the Mexican
prisoners arrived at New Orleans, in charge of
Major Bennet, is First Lieutenant Henry Mejia, aid-decamp
to Gen. de la Vega. Lieut Mejia is the son of the
late Gen. Mejia, leader of the federal forces in Mexico,
opposed to Santa Anna of tnu central party. He is quite
u young man, und behaved very gallantly at the battle
of Cerro Gordo, having his horse shot from under him
and being wounded. Like La Vega, he was found at his
post Gen. Brooke received his parole of honor, and he
is now residing with his mother, a resident of New Orleans,
until further orders.
Gen. Mejia married an American lady, and some of
our readers may recollect a young lady, their daughter,
who visited this city about a year since, and was quite
the cynosure of sundry susceptible spirits in our midst.
She was accomplished, spoke our language with a charming
fluency,and was very piquant in her Mexican patriotism.
We once had occasion to hear her version of Palo
Alto. Arista's reverse she attributed to tne poor military
appointments of the Mexicans. We send to the
Irench," said she. " our good money, and they send us
their bad ammunition." When she left for New Orleans,
she might have nad an air-passage upon the sighs
of disconsolate swains. They were ready to blow a hurricane
shortly after, when the tidings of her marriage
"to another" were received.
LakeChamplain.?Since the opening of the
navigation of this lake, the northern travel has
been greater than at any former period, so early in the
season. Steamboats and canal boats are crowded; and
| we are assured by those who are conversant with this
business, that not less than six hundred a day nre now
passing over the Champlain canal, independent of the
different stages which leave Whitehall. This argues
well for thu Saratoga and Washington ltailroad, which
is now going forward rapidly, .and which is to be opened
in a year. It cannot fail to prove a valuable Investment
to the stockholders.
Strange Disappearance.?An individual well
known in this city, Mr. Harney Costello, residing
at the corner of Craps and Bagatelle streets, third
municipality, took passage some time ago on the steamboat
Bultanit. to accompany his daughter to the Louisvillo
convent On the arrival of the steamer back, Mrs.
Costello. who was expecting her husband, went on board
to enquire after him. There she learned that Mr. Costello
had t'alleu overboard whilst going to Louisville, and
was drowned. Subsequently, however, sho was informed
that her daughter, instead of being in the Louisville
convent, as she supposed, hnd boarded for some time in
the St. Charles. All her efforts to meet her child were
useless, the latter having left theabove-montioned hotel,
and gone to parts unknown. Mrs . < 'osteite, fearing that
both her husband and daughter were, perhaps, tha
victims of some foul machination, nernlexed hevoni!
measure, an J lost in grief, went yesterday to Recorder
Uenois' office, and prayed his honor to notify before him
all the officers of the Sultana The subpoenas were
issued, and the case will be investigated shortly.?JV. O.
Ass, 21ft tint.
Miscellaneous.
Monday last was the birth day of Iter Most Gracious
Mnjesty, and a sorry day it was in Hamilton. The
weather was unpropftious, and no arrangements were
made to oelebrate the day in a becoming manner, even
had the weather been fine.?Hamilton (Canada) Spectator.
iltiM init.
Tolerably good strawborriea are plentifully supplied to
the Baltimoreans at six cents per quart; and the large,
luscious fruit at 10 and HX cents.
F.miohatio.v to Oanoow.?A letter from Princeton,
Illinois, dated May 3d, says:?"If the emigration to
Oregon may be estimated by the number of wagons
which have passed by my house this spring, it will be
very large. More than 100 wagons have passed through
Trlnceton this season; on their way to that distant
country. Sometimes ten or fifteen of them, with their
accompaniments of men, women, childron, and cattle go
by in a day Many are from Northern Indiana, Michigan
and Ohio. They usually carry cooking stoves in
their wagons, of very small else. Most of them seem to
be people of some substance, and will unquestionably
make good settlers. The severe and general sickness of
the last season has been the moving cause of much of
this emigration.'
The work ef setting up the posts for the Washington
and New Orleans Magnetic Telegraph is progressing
handsomely at the Southern end of the line.
The ship fever ha# made Its appearance among the
paupers (many of whom have lately landed at Boston)
occupying the buildings at the poor farm in Concord.
New Hampshire
In New Orleans, on the 10th Inst, a man named A. J.
Abrahams stabbed James Wilson, a volunteer, belonging
to the dragoons, causing his death. Abrahams was
rescued.
The welghmaster at Syracuse reports, that from the
16th to the J'Jd of May, seven days, lie weighed at the
weigh leek at that place, iM loaded boats, of which number
116 had cargoes exceeding 70 tons.
1 1 ' " . nil
Arenas ib Mauri?Govern?Pn'iI?ibiIh ti
up to th? Maine Lcaislature, Is rather an Interesting I fl<
document. It open* with expression* of gratitude for' ol
national prosperity, and remarks M
' Both the capital and Industry of the country are ia
full, act ire employment, and probably receiving more ,
ample remuneration than at any former period of our
history. Unlike the imaginary prosperity, a few years
since enjoyed, resulting mainly rrom over-issues of pa- A
per money and the abuse of credit both at home and M
abroad through the agency of a banking institution, assuming
to be the regulator of our currency and business,
it is believed that our present prosperous condition is
the result of increased industry, increased production, w
and new and enlarged markets for that production."
Upon the subject of trade. Governor Dana assumes ?
the position that business, if left to itself will regulate la
itself. He says :?
" The world has been enthralled, for ages, with too
much legislation; shackles have been put upon trade, s:
restrictions upon the free Interchange of commodities, gs
usually under the pretence of regulating and facilita- $i
ting, but in reality for the purpose of giving exclusive ?
privileges and undue advantages to favorite interests or ?
classes."* * J,
The war question is next considered, in relation to ji
which the language of the message is " The military j
arm of our government lias furnished material for a most
brilliant page In our nation's annals?Palo Alto, Resaca >
de la Palma, Monterey, Buena Vista, Vera Crux, Cerro %
Gordo, have become Imperishable monuments of our j
nation's fame?and a Taylor, with hundreds of asso- jj
ciates, has been added to the long list of our nation's p
heroes. K
' Still, this picture of national glory has its reverse. *
* * Although feeling acutely the miseries that '
follow In the train of war, still I can have no sympathy
with that weak sensibility, which always shrinks from |(
it. magnifies its .horrors, and underrates the benefits i
in which It is expected to result. Such a feeling would
blot out the history of the American Revolution, snatch 11
from oppressed humanity the untold blessings it has re-,
allied, or anticipates from this glorious movement ; and
withdraw from the world's admiration her brightest ex- ?
amples of self-sacriflce and patriotism?would restore to
kings the divinity of their rights, and relmpoBe upon
subjects the divinity of their wrongs?would renounce 5
even heaven Itself, because its approach Is through trials 2;
and sufferings.'
According to the argument upon the topic of the introduction
of Texas into the Union, it is held that Mex- 2
ico, in agreeing to acknowledge the independence of
Texas, on condition that she would not incorporate herself
into the American Union, did thus admit to all intents.
that this territory was sovereign and Independent.
" The rejection by Texas of the condition, cannot
weaken the force of the Mexican admission, that she
was in fact a sovereign and Independent state."
This argument is followed by a brief review of the '
conduct of the Mexican government towards us, after c
the annexation was consummated r
" It was not the advancing our troops upon what some
are pleased to term the disputed territory?but it was a 0
question of territory?of title?in which was involved a j
still deeper question? the right of a people to establish (
for themselves a government by revolution?the right
even of Mexico or the United States to exi9t as an inde- 1
pendent power. Mexico never raised the question of t
boundary; never would listen to our frequent overtures 0
to negotiate a treaty of boundary on the most liberal
terms; but uniformly met them with the assumption E
that Texas was hers ; the Sabine was her boundary, and^ t
that she had no recourse left but war, and war she has, a
solely the result of that assumption. ?
"In view ot all these facta,will ordinary candor tolerate f
the pretence that any just rights of Mexico have been g
violated, or permit a doubt of the truth of the declara- j
tion of the American Congress, ' that war exists by the
act of Mexico V " '
The question of indemnity is next considered, and the li
Governor sees no other way but for Mexico to cede to ^
the United States a portion of her territory.
Next comes the argument introduced as follows :? *
"The territory which we may aoquire as Indemnity for a
claims upon Mexico is free ; shall it be made slave territory
?"
Upon this question, which is treated at considerable <
length, the Message may be said to be of the Wilmot 1
proviso stamp. .
The attention of th e Legislature is called to the subject
of the militia, and recommends that an organize- 1
tion of some kind be immediately made, and leaves it in
the hands of the representatives of the people, remarking?>'
That the present disorganized state of the militia
is in direct violation of the laws of the United States."
The hospitals, particularly the hospital for the insane. ,
and the 8tate prison, are next commended to the careful
consideration of the Legislature. The subject of the
public schools is treated as its importance deserves.
Agricultural schools, and the distribution of prizes, are '
suggested.
Railroads next claim the attention, and are treated
with great favor; and then the finances are considered;
the* evils of an unstable currenoy, are commented upon
at considerable length, and the Legislature Is called upon ,
to fix upon some sure principles by which the State's ;
financial affairs may be regulated. *
The Message closes with the following paragraph:?
' I cannot close this communication without calling
your attention to the great evil resulting from frequent 1
changes in our public laws. They should be so permanent
and unchanging that the public may become fa- '
miliar with them, and with the constructions which our
Courts may have given them. Without this there must 1
be constant uncertainty and litigation. It is not sufficient
that a proposed amendment has no objectionable 1
feature; the change itself Is ohjectlonablo, and should
be resisted, unless it will obviously produce a positive 1
good. The shorter the time, and the less amount of
your legislation, the more sure and unanimous will be '
the approval of your constituents."
New Eiia in Navigation.?On the 20th inst.
the three mnsted schdbner New Brunswick anchored
outside Chicago harbor, loaded,'with 18,000 bushels
of wheat, with which she had cleared for Liverpool.
She goes by the way of the Welland Canal and St. Lawrence.
This is the first clearance of the kind ever made
from the inland water* of the great lakes for an European
port, and constitutes a new era in the history of navigation.
Gentleman'* Hate Summer 8tyle._B?ebe
& Cottar, Hatters, No. 156 Broadway, will introduce on
Saturday next, 15th instant, their Fashion* for Gentlemen's
Summer Hat*.
B. h C. will present to the public a new and unique style of ,
White and Pearl Beaver Castor Hat, uniting beauty and durability
with lightness and comfort to the wearer, finished and
trimmed in a new and elegant manner.
Also, Panama and Straw Hats and Caps for Gents, Yonths
and children. _ ___ mJ6 7t
To Gcntlemen.lt Is well known that we all
wish to look as respectable as we can. To such we say take
your clothing that needs either cleaning or repairing, to No.
91 Murray street, corner Washington, where we assure you
your articles will undergo such an alteration that it will take
the most sceptical to know their own again. Go one and all
of you, and see the great modifier of your clothing and personal
comfort, and mistake not the number, which is 91 Murray
street, where all information to your luture appearance will
be giveu gratis by A. Corlis 8c co.
IV avlgntlon of the Ohio River.
Placet. Time. State of River.
Wheeling May 18. . .4 feet; falling.
Louisville May '23. . .3 feet 6 inches.
Cincinnati May 20. . .6 feet; standing,
Pittsburg May 21. . .3 feet 2 inches, falling.
MONEY MARKET.
Saturday, May 6 P. M.
The stock market continues very unsettled as regards
prices. At the llrst board Penn. 5's fell off S, Illinois
Bank >4, Farmers' Loon Harlem 1, Erie, old, ,'4. Illinois
Special, Indiana, Reading Bonds, N. A. Trust, Canton,
Norwich and Reading, closed at yesterday's prices.
Long Island went up 34, Stonington 1.
At the second board Harlem Improved >4 per cent
Farmers' Loan S, Long IslAnd Vicksburg ??, and,
Stonington >?,on prices current in the mornLqg.
There has been a moderate demand for foroign exchange
by this packet. There Is a full supply of prime
bills on London in the market. Quotations for foreign
and domestic exchanges rule as annexed
Foreior Kxchsnoks.
On London...., 106>? 1 107 On Hamburg 35 34 a 36
Paris 5f30 a5fj28?^ Bremen 71% A It
Amsterdam 393* a 39%
Domestic Eicharoes.
loston par a % dis Mobile Sp.checks ? a 34 'li?
'hiladelphia... .par a % dis New Orleans... par a
ialtimore para pm North Carolina. .1 a 134dis
Richmond I a 1% dis Cincinnati 1 a IS dis
Charleston 3a a I dis Louisville 1 a IS dis
Savannah 34 a I dis Nashville IS a 2 clja
Augusta 3a a 1 dis St Louis ,...1 a IS dia
Columbus a I dia Drtioit IS a 3 dis
Buffalo IS a ? dis Tittsburg 34 a ? dis
Mobile(bk notes) 3a a IS' dis
Quotatiors for Specie.
Per Cent Value.
Amer. gold, old.. 10# s IMS Carolus dolls. .1,02 a 1,04
do do new..100 a I0OS Five francs... 93 a 9334
Half dollars... .par a 1005* Doubloons.. .16,25 u 16,40
Portuguese gold. 10O a 100'4 do patriot. 15,70 a 16,00
Spanish dollars. .102 a 101 Sovereigns... 4 ft! a 4,84
do quarters. 99S a 100 do light... 4,02 a 4,85
Mexican dollars. IMS * 'MS Heavy guineas.5.00 a ?
do quarters. 99 a 100 Napoleons... 3,83 a ?
Treasury Notes. 5S a 534pm
Urccrrert Morev.
llo't at. S'ld at Re't at. Sid at
New England... 34 dis par. Mobile, ?p pay'g I (lit % (lit
Albany, Troy, lie dis S dis New Orleans... I dis Sid's
N.York countrp S dis % dis Ohio IS dis I (lis
New Jersey. ... S dis !* dis Indiana IS dis I dis
Philadelphia.... '4 dia par. Kentucky IS dis 1 dis
Baltimore....... dis S dis Tennessee 2S (lit 2 dis
Viririiiia. I (lis dis Missnuri. llAdts 1 div
North C arolina. .1}^ di? I din Michigan 2 ilia | dm
Sooth Carolina.. 134 dis X dis Canada 3'i <lis 2)i dia
Oeorgis IJta dia ? dia
The flour trade of Rochester and the tolls reoelved at
that place, aince the opening or navigation, hare been
very large ?
Ror nrsiiR Floor Taaur.
Shipments in the 3d week of navigation in the past
two years :?
184 7 bbls 26,817
184 8 14,089
Increase in 1847 11,668
Amount shipped from the opening of navigation to
the 3d week In May:?
1847 94.639
1848, to same date 62,824
Increase in 1847 41.815
The same date in 1846 includes two weeks of navigation
more than the present year.
The tolls for two years, to the close of the third week
in May, are as follows:?
1847, three weeks of navigation. . .. $37,163 62
1848, Ave " " . . 24.828 28
Increase to May24tli $12,637 24
The increase has been very great at all points.
There was exported from Norfolk to fcurope from Jan.
i 4
4 to May 94th, 1,'Md.MM bwahaU com, *,178 barrels
?ur, and 9,018 bblg corn meal. The following quantities
' corn hare bean received at that port from Jan. lat to
ay 24th, inolualra :?
R?:cairTi or Cork at NoaroLit, Va.
Canal Conatw???. Total.
inuary 201,781 136,827 311,621 bull
fbriinry 326,0(12 376. WO 702,542 "
"i" 200,196 222,830 423,039 "
I"1' 121.517 69.327 190,814 "
*V 2'th 40,355 53,887 81,218 "
899,857 857,121 1,757,278 "
More than two-third* of the total receipta thla year
ere shipped to Europe up to the 24th in?t. The aggreite
shipments of corn from the United Statea, alnce
at Sept. la at least fifteen mllliona of buahula.
Stock Kiehange,
p000 T eas 6's, ?60 105,% 50 Ileaaiug R, s60 57V
K'OO Alabama 5 s, 62 54 do 37V
(000 Kentucky 6s 102 V 54 do sl5 37V
10000 Illinois Spl, sWI 12'a 50 do ?I0 37 V
>000 Peuna 5*. s90 77*. 50 do sl5 37V
>0000 du 77 V 50 Mohawk R, 69
10000 do 77V 150 Harlem R, 35V
>00(1 ReadiiiE fids, 73,% 100 do :,60 35W
>000 Indiana Bunds, 42 250 do 53%
!5 aha Bk America, 103 100 do ?60 35%
5 State Bmk, 90 100 do 35V
0 Farmers' Trust 3X. 100 do blO 35%
10 do 3X? 100 do ' *90 53
10 do I>60 31 50 Nor8iW?r, l>60 50'.
,0 do suw 33V 2S do 30V.
10 do 33;. 20(1 do 12inoa 50
iO do sl5 33* 50 do 6mos 50
>0 do s60 33% 50 do >60 <0
>0 Morris Canal, 19* 100 do 50 V
>0 do b30 19?S 50 dp blO 50%
50 Canton opg. 37 15 Erie RU, 60%
30 do 36V 11 Utic* RR, I2S
10 do 3674 100 Lone island R, slO 26
00 do pfcc 37 250 do> 26
50 North Amer, b60 9% 100 do b)0 26
)0 Vicksburs, l?3i 50 do 25V
50 do 10V 50 do . b60 253?
JO Illinois Bk, 1634 100 do slO 25%
10 New Haven StH'tfd, 100 50 do 25%
i) stoumgton,
Second Baud'
3000 Indiana fiumU, 42 250 sl? Farmers' Loiil, 31
110sin Harlem, blO 56 300 P? , , WO 34 k
30 do b'O 3*V 100 L00f I?l?U<l. 2#
30 do iinw 56V 50 d<f *10 26
50 no 36V 100 do "0 26
00 do blO 36V 23 Vicksburg. }}
30 do 56,'2 100 . do h30 11V
23 Stoiiinxton, b3 51 100 N A Trait, #V
CITY TRADE REPORT.
New Yoiik, Saturday Afternoon, May V*#.
The flour market was some firmer to-day. J*urher
purchases were made for Bhipmeut, which gave it>reused
stability to prices. Soles of Genesee wore chiefly
node at $8 18V'a8 -25; and of Michigan at 8a8 12V. galea
if Genesee were made to arrive in June at $8a$8 12V
A sale of New York State and Illinois red wheat was made
>n private terms, and a lot of rather ordinary Western,
ed sold at $1 96. Owing to the fact that parties bad
o enter the market for the purpose of making purhases
to fill contracts, combined with comparatively
aoderate receipts, the price of corn was pretty well suaalned,
and sales of sound Northern yellow were made
,t $1 lla$l "12V. with one parcel at $1 13. Mixed
ras rather scarce, and sales on the spot were made at
il 05a$l 06. Sales of mixed were made to arrive in
uly and August at 05a97c., and to arrive in all June at
11. Sales of meal were made at $6 25a$5 37V- Rye was
ess firm, and sales made at $1 15a$l 20. Oats sold at
2a63e.a63o. Barley sold at 8I.V- Provisions continued
Irm, and sales of new mess pork were made at $16 50
,nd of new prime at $14. Beef also continued firm, and
laics of city mess were reported at $13 60, and country
lo. at $12 62V- Lard continued firm. Groceries were
iteady; sales of St. Croix sugar were made at 7Va8.V cts,
tales of box,'do brown were made at 6,V'a7.V cts, and
shite at 8V cts.; sales of St. Domingo were made at 6\
cts., and of Samatra at the same price.
Receipts down the Hudson, May 17th.?Floor, 37.366
barrels; corn meal, 158 do; corn, 23,116 bushels; wheat,
1,200 do; ryo, 2,500 do.
Ashes.?We report sales of 100 bbls. pearls at $6 60;
tales of pots were made at $4 87V. at; which they
closed rather heavy.
Beeswax.?Small sales of yellow were reported at 25
cents.
Breadstuff*.?Flour?We report sales of 800 bbls.
good Ohio at $8 18V; 700 do Michigan at $8 06V;.4a#000
Obis. Genesee, part for shipment to France, sold at $8 26;
1.300 do. sold foi delivery about the 16th June, at $8;
160 do Michigan, sold at $8; and2a300 do sold, to arrive
in Juue, at $8. Wheat?A sale of ordinary
Western yellow was reported at $1 96:
and a small lot of 260 bushels do. at 190c. A sale of
4000 bushels New York State and Illinois red was made
un private terms. Corn?We report sales of about 7000
bushels Northern yellow at 111c, and 11 a 12,000 do, part
round, at 112V- About 6000 do. Northern yellow, at
112V a 113; 2700 do. mixed, sold on private terms; 3000
ilo. sold at 105c; 2500 yellow, slightly mixed, sold at 110;
15,000 do. sold, to arrive in all June, at $1; and 10.000
ilo. to arrive in July and August, at 95 a 97c. Com
Meal?We report ssdes of 1000 bbls at $5 31V n 6 37V>
und 800 do. at $6 26. Aye?Sales of 1000 bushels were
made at 116 a 120c, and 1500 do. at 120c. Oats?8000 a
10,000 bushels were reported sold at 62V a 66c. Barley
?Sales of 600 bushels were made ut 81 Vc. Black Eyed
Peas?Sales of 1000 bags were made at $3.
The following are the receipts down the Hudson in
tho lMt week:?Bbls. Flour, 180.000; bushel* Corn. 168,270;
bbls. Corn Meal, 66,780; bushels Wheat, 42,771;
do. Rye, 21,411; do. Oats. 66,084.
Candles?Sperm were steady at 31c.
Coffee?We report sales of 200 bags St. Domingo at
63k, and 100 do. Sumatra at 6%. The last sales of Rio
were made at 7>?c.
Cotton?The sales to-day amounted to 800 bales.?
Exporters took a few parcels, but the bulk of the purchases
were made by spinners. Prices were without
change, except that tne reduced amount on sale rendered
it more difficult to buy desirable parcels.
Fish?We report sales of 700 quintals dry Cod at $3
B7>?. Mackerel continued very tirm, with a good retail
demand.
Fruit?The sales of bunoh Raisins to-day, with some
lots sold previously, reached about 1600 boxes at 176 a
180c.
Hat?Sales were reported at 70 a 73c.
Hemv?Sales of Manilla were reported at $280 cosh
per ton, and at $290, six months. The arrivals of
American dew rotted were free, and the tendency of the
market was downward. Small sales were made on private
terms.
Lead?The last sales were made at $4 60.
Molasses?There was very little doing, and no ohange
to note in prices.
Naval Stores?The market continued inactive.
Saios of spirits turpentine were reported at 34c cash.
Other descriptions remained about the same.
Oils?We report sales of 1200 gallons of American city
pressed linseed at 66c cash ; 1300 gallons of English do.,
in lots, at 62c, 61c a 60c. in cash. Small Bales of Ohio
were made at 60c a 62c. The Cincinnati Price Current
reports 1600 bbls. in course of shipment to the Atlantic
cities. Sales of 6000 bbls. N. W. whale were made at
32o, for export.
Provisions?We report sales of about 1600 bbls. n1 w
prime pork at $14, and 200 a 300 do new mess at $16 60 ;
30 bbls. old mess do. sold at $15 62X, and 75 do at
$15 75. Bet/ was very firm?sales of city mess were
reported at $13 60; 200 do. country do. at $12 62>?
Lard was Arm, but no sales of moment reportod. Good
Western dairy Butter was worth 17Xc a 20c, and fresh
good Orange do 20c a 26c. New Cheese was worth
7c a 8c.
Annexed are the arrivali down the Hudton during
the laet week?beef. 3,399 bbls.; pork, 2.336 do.
Ric-e.?The market continued very firm, sales to-day
were light, without change in prices.
Su'iar.?We report sales of 70 hhds. St. Croix at
7>kC. a H'4c ; 300 boxes brown Havana Bold at 6.Y4C. a
7.I4C., and 50 do. white at 8\c.
Tallow.?Sales were light. A strictly good article of
rendered would, alone, bring 9c.
Tobacco.?We annex the usual weekly statement prepared
by J. 8. Guns. Esq., broker, showing the prices,
sales, receipts and stocks on hand, for the week closing
this evening, May the 29th ;
Sold Received Slock
Pricet. thio week, thie week, on hand
"sfffMffir}310 161 2,163 hi"''
Maryland and Ohio. ? 13cs O seed ? 13 "
( onnecticut 8eed.. .(3 to 10 28cs. 9 lOITcs. PiScs.
Pennsylvania, do,... 7 to 16 ? ? 94"
Florida 3 to 10 30cs. 6.16 ? 114 "
Havana 23 to 125 14 bis. 302 61s. 903 bale*
Cuba 1H to 28 93 bis. 18 103 323 "
Yara 33 to 43 ? ? 403 "
8t. Domingo ? to ? ? ? ?
a 'lit by Jluclum.?HiTana, 67 Ida. iz a baa burning.
283 bis. Cuba, 17X a 16;*; 177 b'a. Cuba 20^ a 25*.
A good demand for the higher grades of the various
kinds prevailed, and fair prices could be obtained for
any kind of tobacco answering this description.
Whalebone?We quote N. W. dull at "28 cents, and
South Sea at 29 cents, which were the common asking
prices.
Whiskey was dull at 34 cents
Freiuiiti?7?000 bushels of peas were engaged to Liverpool
at 9d. To London, ?i> 10s, and JflS ISs to Bristol
for provisions, standard measure, were offered. An engagement
of Hour was made by a British vessel at 2s, and
by an American do. at 2s ttd for 1000 bbls to fill out; 1000
do. were reported taken at 2s 4d, and 6000 do. at 2a 3d;
1000 bbls. were reported engaged to London at 2s 9d.
TELEGRAPHIC.
Markets.
Baltimorf, Saturday Afternoon, May 29
The market for flour continued depressed. There
were moro sellers than buyers. Howard street was held
at $8 87>i; but sales to a small extent were effected at
$8 7A. The stock of City MiUs was very light, and holders
generally demanded $9. A bale of Suaquehanab
was made at $8 7fta$8 87J{ Wheat continued in fair
demand. Maryland red, prime quality, we quoto nt
f 1 f)Ra$2. Borne holders asked a higher flgure. though
the market closed with more or less heaviness. Corn
was dull, at 102c. for white and 108c. for yellow. Bales
were very moderate. The supply of meal being light,prices
were very Arm. Baltimore kiln dried was held at $3 26.
Small sales of country were reported at $5 12)tf. Pro.
visions were firmer and sales of prime pork made at $14
Married,
On Tuesday, May2oth, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, by
tho Kev. Mr Laughlin, Mr. Amuroie SclIMITE, from
Germany, to Miss Charlotte Hooan, of Charleston.
South Carolina.
Died. *
On Friday, the 2Sth Inst., F.dwaRdS , youngest son of
Joseph and Catharine Bemrose, aged 2 years and 3
months
The friends of the lamlly are respectfully Invited to

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