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THE DAILY HERALD?Three edition e, I emtt per ropy
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in French and Enplith, rente per copy, or $4 per annum.
the latter price to include the po.taae.
ALL LETTERS by trntil, for eu oneriptionu. or with fid- >
f>ertuement*, to be pout paid, or the pontayc will be deducted |
them with the parent country, and that betore our
next presidential election shall have conte around,
we in this country will be called upon to decide
whether they shall or shall not be admitted to partake
in the benefits and enjoyments of our glorious
inheritance. In fact, the subject of the annexation
of Canada may now be considered as already
opened, and we look forward to and expect an acrimonious
disctission of the subject in the American
press immediately. In treuting the question, there
arc a great many considerations connected with it,
that it will not do to overlook. Of these, the most
important is the feeling of the Canadians in regard
to the institution of slavery. In this respect, the
Canadian as well as the British character is incomprehensible.
Slavery of one kind or another, whether
religious, political, or personal, has invariably
been a concomitant of British rule ever since Britain
has been a nation, and so intermixed is it with the
character of the people, that they even make a virtue
of it. The beggar in his rags will shout < iod save the
King or Queen, as the case may be, and testify his
servile loyalty, by tossing up his crownless hat in
ecstacies at the mention of royalty. This feeling
exists in Canada in perfection, and it seems as if
it actually gained strength by transplantation.
Now, slavery does exist in this country, and the
feelings of the people of Canada are such, that our
Southern friends would never submit to the annexing
of that province, without a guaranty that
hp nntS.klovprv inflnpnao. which wnnlH thim I?p
brought into the national council*, would be counterbalanced
by a pro-slavery check from some otlie
quarter. Where can this influence be brought
from ? We have drawn largely from Mexico, and
the Southern States have gained nothing by it in
that respect; nor are they likely to gain, for it is
almost beyond disputw, that the people of that
newly acquired region will take upon themselves
to decide that there shall be no slavery there.
Where, then, shall we look for this counteracting
influence? To no other place, in our
opinion, but the Spanish Island of Cuba. Ilence
it is, that of late years, Canada and Cuba are
always mentioned in this same connection?annexation
with a different soil, climate, habit*, customs,
&c. Yet they are so linked together, that we cannot
have one without the other. And perhaps it is
as well that such should be the case; for it seems to
be the destiny of the United .States to grow, and to
keep growing, until the American eagle covers with
its broad wings the w hole of this fair continent,
and its [dependencies, the isles of the Atlantic;
and it would not do, while destiny is leading us, to
allow any portion of our confederacy to attain a
preponderating influence, in any respect, and least
of all in that of slavery. Therefore it is; that
'Canada and C^a must go together. If one is ta
^ 81.'nexed, so is the other.
The Contest for the CollectorshlD?Mr.
Seward's Meditations Among the Tombs.
The crisis ?f the Collectorship in th'iB city is at
hand. The contest is tremendous. Yesterday,
Thurlow Weed, ex-Governor Young, and a dozen
politicians, left for Washington. Your "active
politician " has no sinecure of it in these times.
Like certain other intluences, "not to be named
to ears palite," he is here, there, and everywhere.
Look at Mr. Senator Seward, for instance. It is
said in the newspapers that this industrious, affable,
shrewd, gentlemanly little personage, has gone
to Charleston to argue a patent case. Quite likely.
But the patent case in which he is engaged is not
one of thosefcommon-place trumpery affairs in
which the right of John Doe, or Richard Roe, and
his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns,
are involved. Seward has a soul above buttons.
The patent case which he means to try away down
in South Carolina, is neither more nor less than
Old Rough and Ready himself. The ex-Governor
has fairly entered the lists with the President, for
the appointment of Collector of New York. We
sincerely admire his spirit. Not content with the
management and control of the whig party in tngreat
State of New York, whose federal offices
and patronage he is disponsin r according to his
sovereign pleasure, Scwurd means to try what lie
can do at the South. He knows what he is
about. The abolitionist at home is oftentimes
quite a different being abroad ; and we await with
a good deal of interest, the result of this Southern
Meanwhile, we arc able to throw some light
on a very interesting episode in the life of our
friend who has just set out on this Southern tour,
from which we are almost persuaded that Senator
Seward will enrry everything his own way.
Every body recollects the memorable occasion
on which Bishop Hughes ntadv his public appearance
in the political field. It was an event well
calculated to attract universal attention, and to he
long remembered by m, .. ef ;,1| ....riles, creeds und
professions. Certainly it was a novel and extraordinary
occurrence in the United States. It
was an unusual spectacle to behold a minister of
the gospel of peace and charily sweeping with his
sacerdotal robes the filthy arena of party politics.
We well remember the surprise and indignation
which the unprecedented conduct of Bishop
Hughes, on that memorable evening, at Carroll
Jlall, excited in this Intelligent community. It
was then our painful duty to administer some
salutaty chastisement to the Bishop. But we con
V UL,V?y 2 AK J r,,
portaftt new. solicited from any quarter of the world; \f i
uaed, will be liberally paid for. . .
no notice ta ken of anouymou. communication..
Whatever i.intended for in.ertion mutt be autheiMeatea
by the na ten mi addre.i of the writer; not ueeetiaruy for
pvblieatun, but at a guuranty of hit good faith. H e eannot
return rejected communication.. .
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be published in the morning and afternoon edition.,) at
Tea tenable price., to U written i/? a plain, legible m.inwr;
the proprietor not rripoti.ible for error. m pianu.er.pt.
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^PRINTINO of all kind, executed beautifully, and with
de.pateh. Order, received at thr ofhee.
bowltry TI1FATRE, Bowery.?Werner?Jknny Liwd
?The Sergeant's Wire.
BROADWAY THEATRE, Broadway. ? Kimo Lear?
whioh ii n mk kino 1
NATIONAL THEATRE, Chatham Square.?Rosina MkAM?t?Siw
York Aa It la?Th : Moment ,?? Question.
BURTON'S THEATRE, Chamber! itreet.?Romance ani>
Reality ? Illistriovs Stranobr
MECHANICS' IIAL1., Broadway, near Broome?Christy'!
si inst re1.i.
SOCIETY LIBRARY, Broadway?New Orleans Skre- '
CHINESE MUSEUM, 65.'! Broadway.?Chinese Curiosities.
MINERYA ROOMS?Mons. AijRiin.?Maoio andPhilo- '
mental and Vocal Concert.
New York, Monday, April Ml, i"*w.
The Double Sheet Herald.
The double sheet will bo i?nuod to-morrow morning.
The " half-price" advertisements will be receiTcd
till 9 o'clock, tbin evening.
A On I i m In Canada.
We give in our columns to-day some very interesting
and exc iting extracts from the Canadian
press, concerning the revolutionary proceedings
which recently took place in Montreal?the burning
of the Parliament House, ire. We are awaiting
with interest the course of events in that part
of the world.
We have some prospect that the people of Canada
will, before long, cut the slim thread which connects
fess that had we known all the circumstances of
the ca6e, a* we now know them, our pnternal rebuke
might have been somewhat leas severe. We
knew not then the crafty and subtle reasons that
had been employed to mislead the too confiding
Bishop. We were not aware that he had been
entrapped by the Philistines. Since then we have
teamed the whole story; and, us it is full of in|
struction, and at the same time places the conduct
1 of I>i^h?>]> Hughes in a new light, wu must give it,
w'ith all due attention to the details of time, place
and circumstance.
It was a delightful Sabbath morning. The sun
shone brightly in an unclouded sky. From an hundred
steeples was heard the pealing summons of
the "church-going bell," calling the moral, virtuous
and religious people of the great city of New
York to the house of prayer. St. Patrick's Cathedral
was crowded by devout and kneeling worshippers;
and as the solemn tones of the organ reverberated
through the " long-drawn uisle and
fretted vault," an emotion of pious and reverential
awe appeared to inspire the whole vast assemblage
w ithin those consecrated walls. At this moment,
two individuals of middle age and respectable appearance,
might have been seen sauntering in tho
grave-yard which surrounds the Cathedral. After
inspecting a number of the monumental stones
which marked the resting-place of the silent dead,
one of those individuals, directing the utten*
tion of his companion to a monument of somewhat
more pretending character than the humble
memorials of respect and affection which they
had been before observing, exclaimed?" This
must be the tomb-stone, Coventor, for which
von tn.vi' bi'rn lookinir!" " Whv. ves?reallv?
let me see? ah ! I really believe it is!" replied
the personage who hud been addressed ns the
Governor?'" this must be the very monument
of which I have been so unxious to obtain a
model!" Having thus expressed himself, the Governor,
approaching more closely to the tombstone,
commenced a most minute examination of it. lie
read the inscription over and over again, scanned
the dimensions of the monument, and seemed to
linger around it with an all'eetionute interest that
l^etokened more than a mere feeling of idle curiosity.
It was observed, however, that he occasionally
looked ut his watch with an air of some
impatience, and as the voices of the priests and
their attendants, chaunting the solemn ritual of the
church, came through the open doors and windows
of the venerable pile that stood in the centre of
: the grave-yard, " the Governor" might have been
' seen occasionally casting a rather anxious look
towards the principal entrance to the cathedral.
At length the services were concluded, and the
worshippers began to issue lrom the cathedral.
The "Governor," who had been meditating
amongst the tombs, brightened up. In a few moments
the bishop?Bishop Hughes himself?made
his appearance at the vestibule. " With measured
step and slow" he passed along towards the gateway,
and when about midway, he was accosted by
the gentleman who had accompanied the "Governor."
"Ah! Mr. James Kelly, how do you
do I" " I am veiy well, sir," said Mr. Kelly,
looking to his companion. "Who is that gentleman,
pray I" asked the Bishop. "Why, that is
Governor Seward." The Bishop started. "Governor
Sewurd?the Governor of the State!" he
exclaimed. "Yes, it is indeed the Governor,"
said Mr. Kelly, proud of his companionship with
that distinguished official. "What does he
here J" inquired the Bishop. " He came to take
the model of a tombstone, all the way front Albany,
sir." " Oh, introduce him to mo at once," said
the Bishop, in his own gracious manner. The introduction
took place, and was followed by an
invitation to take tea at the episcopal residence.
The "Governor" laughed in his sleeve; he had
got the model tombstone at last! His ruse was
successful, llis well-laid plan had worked like a
That was a memorable tea party. Governor
Sewurd forgot all about the wonderful tombstone,
and talked of every thing but the ostensible object
of his visit from Albany to 8t. Patrick's Cathedral.
The Bishop was delighted?fascinated?"caught."
From that day, the "Governor" never for a moment
failed to improve his advantage. The first
fruits of hi.- management were soon after seen in
the rush, foolish, and unjustifiable proceedings of
the Bishop at Carroll llall. At the bottom of all
these movements, Governor Seward utid his Mephistopheles,
Weed, were not slow to avail themselves.
In fact, one of the most important and influential
agencies in the subsequent success of Mr.
Seward, us a politician, grew out of this romantic,
enthusiastic, pious, jiersevering search after a
Most instructive passage, this, in the life of a
scheming |>olitician ! It is now, we believe, for
the first time made public, and will, no doubt, be
treasured uji by some future Macuulay, or Guizot,
or Lumpkin, or Sitnkins. It is, however, true to
the letter, and speaks volumes in favor of theacutencss,
intelligence, experience, tact, and philosophy
of Mr. Senator Seward. It wus no ordinary mind
that could conceive and carry out so amiable, interesting,
and romantic a plan to bamboozle a
bishop. We can perceive, in recent movements
at Washington and elsewhere, the same bold, inventive
genius at work. Doubtless it will be necessary
to take a model of some sword, sabre, or
other interesting "blade," at the White House ;
and very likely that scheme may also be crowned
with success. We confess wc rather like Mr. Senator
Seward, lie has great genius, great industry,
great taet, great perseverance, and, as we have
seen, remarkable inventive powers, llv is a perfect
Dumas, a Dickens, a Eugene Sue, in the political
line. Depend upon it, he has got another tombstone
to look after at Charleston ; and, probably,
satisfied with his success in the ecclesiastical line.
lie will not now rest till he has bagged no less than
n generalissimo, or settled a collectorehip. We
are, therefore, looking out for another edition of
Seward's " Medilatious Among the Tombs." Mr.
Seward will get the collectorehip of New York for
his man, and no mistake.
Ti:.\matic Find Gkakrosity.?In an official
statement made public, on the authority of the ecstatic
John Brougham, (may the sunshine upon his
face never grow dim,) we find some curious particulars
disclosed, showing the generosity of certain
individuals towards the Dramatic Fund
Association. In this list it is recorded that E. P.
Fry subscribed ten dollars, James Gordon Bennett
fifty dollars, and W. B. Astor fifty dollars.
Now for a hit of philosophy and arithmetic.
During the last quarter of a century, W. II. As.
tor, as part proprietor of the Park Theatre, has
probably bagged from one hundred to two hundred
thousand dollars, made by the stars of that establishment,
of the first, second, third, and fourth
magnitude. During the last twenty years, probably.I.
G. Bennett has bagged, by advertisements
and otherwise, a few hundred dollars, deducting a
thousand dollars which the Park Theatre owed
him, and vsbich was never paid, under its ancient
management, now dead and gone. During the last
year, in which K. P. Fry has been connected with
the theatres in this city (according t? his own
bookkiepirig, on the Italian method), he has lost
out of Iiia bag nearly twenty thousand dollars.
Now, we must ask whetlier Mr. Fry, who has lost
such a sum by his connection with theatres, docs
not, as a generous man, beat out of sight both
Jiennctt and Astor, who must henceforth show
their diminished heads less in Wall street, und
confess the corn t
Tup. 0<tan Stka.vi:iw.?The America will be
due ut Halifax on Wednesday. There nre no ti liip's
of tlie Sarah Sands. She is now iri her thirtyfirst
Henry < lajr U to deliver tha annual addreaa befora
tl>" < ililo State agricultural fair, ta be hoidan on the
sib ami uth ot September neat.
Three Days later.
Arrivals of Merchandise at San Framisro. 1
Shipments of Gold.
/.vWV VWWA/wM ]
Desertion of the Crew of the Steamship California.
Antral of the Steamship Oregon at
We received, by yesterday's Southern mail,
several letters and one or two pnekages of news- j
pu|>ers, from Mexico. They reached Mobile on
the 21st inst., in the mail steamship Thames, from
Vera Cruz.
They contain some interesting intelligence irom
California. It is to the 3d of March, three days
later than our j>revious accounts.
We annex one of our letters :?
orn corrksi'ondexck. |
Vkba Cruz, Mexico, April 14, lrtff).
1 liuve seen here a number of the Alia California,
of the 22d of February, brought overland to
this place. It publishes a list of arrivals of vessels |
at the port of r>an Francisco, about fifty in number, \
from vuiious ports in the Pacific, within the week
prticihng. These vessels are freighted with as- |
sorted cargoes for the California market. ,
These arrivals, joined to those that had renched
there a short time previously, have overstocked
the inarkpt. All articles of merchandise have become
a drug?no sales, no purchasers, and prices
down to the New York figure. The paper is full
of advertisements of stores, of goods, of ships,
Arc., for sale, See. The market is full of every
thing in goods, groceries, and all other articles.
The newspaper has nothing of importance or general
information. The elections for delegates to
form a provisional constitution, had taken place,
and meetings had been held to express public opinion
on the subject of slavery, and an unanimous
sentiment against slave labor.
I liuve also seen a letter to a merchant in this
place, which contains still later news from San
Fruncisco, down to the 28th of February. It states
that the firs steamerof llowland Sc Aspinwall's line
had arrived at fc?an Franeisco, and immediately all
hands had left the vessel for the mines. Great apprehensions
were entertained t'.at the steamer
would not be able to go to sea, for want of men to
work her.
The same letter stated that the gold still hr Ids
out in* the usual abundance, and that new placers
were almost daily discovered. I could not obtain
the paper to send to you, as there is only one copy
here. _ . 1
Mr. Skinner, of Connecticut, has succeeded in i
making a contract with the Mexican government ,
I for the establishment of a telegraph between this ,
place and the city of Mexico.
Our file of Mexican papers give the following intelligence
from California?of the shipments of
gold, &c. &c.:?
According to El Monitor Rejniblicano and
Sigto XIX, published in the city of Mexico, which
we have received up to the 12th instant, accounts
tothe 22d March, from Mazatlan, have reached us.
The Trovada arrived at Mazatlan on the 14th,
from San Francisco, with advices to the 3d of
The steamship Oregon, with her three hundred
passengers, arrived at Mazatlan on that date?she
merely touched there, and proceeded on her voyage
to San Francisco, on the same day.
IJy private letters received in Mexico, it was
learned, that during the week ending the 10th
March, a schooner arrived at Mazatlan, from San
Francisco, with fifteen thousand ounces ($240,000)
of gold on board from the Placers. This gold had '
been purchased at Sun Francisco, at from $11 to
$15 per ounce.
On the 18th of March, a brig and a schooner left
Mazatlan for San Francisco?they each carried
seventy passengers. The news wliich arrived
every day was so good and so positive, that every
one in Mazatlan was wild to go to the gold regions.
News also had been received, that another Placer
had been discovered in Lower California, which bid
fair in rival in richness those on the Siicramcntn
We translate the following sliiji news from Mazatlan,
to the 19th Murch, as we find it in the Monitor
march 12.?English frigate Constancla, from San
Bias; 13tli, Mexican schooner San Blasvua, 28 tons, from
8an Bias, 8 days; English sloop-of-war Calypso, fr*m
San Bias; 14th, Chilian brig Trovador, 140 tons, from
San Francisco, in 11 days, in ballast. [We presume this
is the vessel the Monitor alludes to us bringing the
15.000 ounces gold.?Ed. Hkkald.J Mexican brig San
Josu. 00 tons, from San Bias. 8 days; 15th. Mexican brigautine
Trison, 00 tons, from Acapulco, 22 days. j
departures. ,
March 14.?Mexican schooner Josofina, 20 tons, for ,
La Pax; 15th. English sloop-of war Calypso, on a cruise; ,
16th, American brig Euphcmia, 132 tons, for San Fran- |
cisco. with 80 passengers; 17th. Mexican schooner Tris- r
ton, 06 tons, for (iuatauias; 18th. Mrxican brigantine
San Jose. 00 tons, for San Bias; American schooner Slvrallon,
120 tons, for San Francisco, with passengers, *
(number not stated ) [The Sivrallon and Euphcmia c
must be the two vessels alluded to in the Monitor J
By thiH lint it will be seen that the port of Ma/at- 1
lan is not so very destitute of shipping as lias been s
represented. 1
Later from Mexico.?The Royal mail steam '
packet Thames, I'apt. Abbott, arrived in the lower ,!
bay yesterday morning, from Vera Cruz, whence ,
she sailed on the morning of the 17th inst. She u
was detained thirty-six hours at Vera Cruz, waiting v
for the rnuils, which, in consequsnce of a norther, >
could not be brought off from shore. "
She brought oti freight $450,000 in specie, of r
which $35,500 is for New Orleans, one hundred J
and filty bales of cochineal, several small pick- ,
ages of vanilla, and thirty-three cabin and seven j
dt-ck passengers for Mobile and New Orleans, be- i
sides ninei(u'n in transit for England. t
1 I'HAHengerTK?MenArn. I .obitell, lllllman, Robertson, f
Uerimru. Anucrxon anu two children. \ nluoz. i nrixtuiiis.
Trnncoen. Yivanco. Bernet. I)r. I.efcvrc. Vnnstnvoreii,
Schrocdcr. Vial. Hernandez. Placer, lady, infant
and nurse. Mr , Mrs. and two Misses Nunez, Sole. Thucllicr.
1 ontnnt, Baron Uome*. Hitter. Torre. Goupel
and Bernadolte.
There if a large number of traveller* starting constantly
from Vera Cruz, on the same route to California.
It is said to be the least troublesome route,
and the expenses thence to Mnzatlan run from one
hundred and fifty to two hundred and fifty dollars.
?Mobile Herald, Ayril 22.
Sines the above was put in type, we have received
El Monitor Hepublicano and 8i%lo XIX., to
the 12th inst.
The cholera seems to be gradually advancing in
Mexico. The towns of Kcinosa and Camargo had
been invaded by it, though no particulars arc given.
At Saltillo, also, they were suffering from its ravages.
At f?an Luis and Monterey, also, they had
experienced its nttacks. At the latter place, it had
not hv.n so malignant in its character us it was in
1M8H, and none hut people of the lowest class had
been attacked. Sanitary precautions are being
taken, in all Mexican cities, to prevent the spread
of this dreadful disease.
The house of Manning and Mackintosh, of
Mexico, in their own name, as well as in the name
of all others interested in the aflair of the grant to j
the m of the privilege of making a communication t
between the oceans, across the Isthmus of Tehuantejiec,
have protested against any failure on the
part of the Mexican government to recognise their
right as owners of the said privilege.
On the 11th inst., more titan forty foreigners,
well armed, left the city of Mexico, on their route
to California, Hnd, we understand, many more are
about to take the sume route.
This was probably an American California company.
The Monitor, however, only gives the
above sentence, without mentioning names.
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I in.^U.VA.M A A*l> \ 'IIHI IU1I.IKMII. V* C ??u *
happy to slate that upwards of $100,000 of slock f
was taken yesterday by our citizens, and that there \
is no doubt that the balance of thc$2iK),000 required t
by prtva e subscription will be readily taken up.? ti
'I hie is h source of ureal satisfaction to every I'ltts- *
buruher who is aware of the immense importance t
of the wotk, and the absolute necessity of having f
it vigorously prosecuted.?1'iUtbmgh flItrrury. j
f-'Hus-rua's Conviction at Washinoton.?We
ire liuwy, Ht last, to find that the jury Iras returned
i verdict of guilty against Shuster in his last trial.
We presume this has been brought about and haslenecl
because .Tim Webb's whereabouts has been
found out and ascertained, and he is shortly to be
brought before a similar juiy, with u prospect of a
like punishment. There is some prospect now
that all the other rogues will he found out and
prosecuted, in spite of the blundering and folly
manifested in souie <|tinrters in Washington and
in this eity. Tlie arrest an<l trial of these burglars,
so far, has caused a great deal of talk and
sensation throughout the country, in the exposition
it has made of the hlunderings of the government
and its advisers. Wo hope to sec all these blunders
fully developed upon Webb's trial, and justice
meted out to all the blunderers, whether in Washington
city or in New York.
Travel to Europe.?From present indications,
we are led to believe that there will be a great
deal of travel between this country and Europe
during the coming season, and that our steamships
und packets will reap a prolific harvest. Every
berth in the steamship Europa, which will leave
lliis port on Wednesday for Liverpool, is engaged ;
and we understand that it is the same with the
packet ship .St. Denis, hound to Havre. The
more that the American people see of Europe, the
better they will like their own institutions; and the
more that Europeans see of the United Stales, the
better for the cause of political reform in their
juiiiterof the world.
City Intelligence.
another street murder by starring.
About fivo o'clock yesterday afternoon, the neighborhood
of Centre and Anthony streets was tho seone
of another bloody uiiwder, (on tho Leonard street plan,)
in which the victim was a young man, of about twenty
yours of ago, a native of St. John, New Brunswick, by
the name of James Monahan, who received a stab with
a pocket knife in the left side, between the fifth and
sixth ribs, passing no doubt into the heart, as he survived
but u few moments after receiving the wound
The following men have been arrested on tho charge:?
William Thompson, Jonathan lllliigworth. Jas. Qulnn,
and James Kustice. Thompson, it is said, was tho man
that stabbed thedecea cd, as sworn toby two witnesses.
A colored man by the name of William Queen, states
that he saw Thompson with a knife in ills hand, who
stubbed at the deceased, and then drawing his hand
est to prepare for the labor* unci duties of the week.
Fire.?A fire broke out early yesterday morning. In
he bouse No. i;?7 Washington street, which was put
>ut with trifling damage.
Closing or the Citt Hotel.?This far-famed house
f entertainment?for years, the leading hotel of tliiH
ity?will be closed to-day. For fifty-two years has it
food as a hotel; but, in a short time, it will be razed to
he ground?not one stone being left upon another, and
noilier building will be erected in its stead. In 1797. a
routine company commenced the building, but could
lot. or did not. eomplete it. The second floor was
inished by the city dancing assembly, and was coninucd
to the use of the pnrtiesoftlintassembly until its
lissolution. it passed through several ownerships, one of
rhoni was F.xra Weeks, and another thelato J no. Jacob
is tor. the last of whom in his life-time presented it to one
his grandchildren, to whom it now belongs. I)uing
the time since its erection it has been ocnupiod by
levcn proprietors, the first of whom was Lovett ; then
allowed Uesessoir. Gibson & (May, Gibson, Jennings,
rittenden it Mather, Gardner & I'aokard. Gardner,
leaning*, und Ulaneard. In times gone by, it was the
irst hotel of the country, and the great men of the
ountry always patronized it ; but the city lias grown
10 fast. and (lie tide of fashion moved so far upwurd,
ihat the City Hotel ceased to to be the attractive place
it once was. After to-day, tlie hotel will be among the
things that wore, atid, instead, a block of stores supply
It splnrc.
Tiie Dow mi v Association Ball.?Tlie Association of
the Bowery Theatre, comprising all the ladies and gentlemen
of that establishment, gave a grand civic ball at
the Apollo Saloon on Wednesday evening last, which
sits decidedly the most splendid ball of the season. All
Mu se?Gilbert, Stevens, Winans and others, so popular
with the drama loving people?were present, and aided
n the arrangements of the evening The dancing was
pirited ami kept up until a late hour, to the delight of
ill present, and the evening passed and morning caine
;oo quickly to end tlie pleasures of that occasion,
riiose connected with tlie Bowery Theatre know perectly
how such things should be done, and they arc
ilwnys ahead.
Common Cot'tvi il.~ Both boards of the t onimon t ouuMl
meet at the usual hour this evening.
1,'nknown Man Diiowneo.?Tliu Coroner held an In|iiest
yesterday, lit the altus-honse yard, on the body of
m unknown man. who was found at the foot of Whitelall
street, floating in the river. He appeared to bn
ibout forty years of age ; and on his neck tie had a silk
Handkerchief, and on his feet woollen socks, and coarse
icwed shoes ; otherwise ho was perfectly naked. The
feccascd is supposed to hare been a lunatic. Verdict,
leath by drowning.
Another Fnrnown.?The Coroner also held another
nqiiest on the body of an unknown colored man, aged
ibout forty years, who was found in the Fast river, near
Mer No. 11. Verdict, death by drowning.
Movement!! of Individual*.
Arrived, yesterday, at the Irving llouar?Hon. (i.
Itcvnolils, Troy; ImuiiuI (inrlnnd, U. S. A.: anil J.J.
larke, L. 8. A.
('itoi.ima in Pittsw nan.?Ah the most contralicinry
rumors respecting the cholera are flying
.bout through town, and many nay that several
icrsons have taken it and died, in Pittsburgh,
hough the papers say nothing about it, we deem it
>ur duty to lay a plain statement of the fuels l>?ore
the public. No person has died of cholera in
his town, except a few who brought it up the
iver with them. What, more than all other
hings, has alarmed many, is, that on Tuesday
light a coflin, containing the dead body of a man,
vho is supposed to have died of this disease, was
brown over into the Methodist burying ground, in
lie seventh ward. The coffin, falling on u tombdone,
was split onen, and the dead body rolled
>ut. On Wednesday night the corpse ot am in,
vrapped in a blanket, was thrown into the same
;rave-yard, and all who lived near were, of course,
dunned. It is thought that these dead bodies
yore brought up on some of onr steamboats, and
aken up by nignt, so at* not to deter passengers
rem travelling on them.?Pttttburgh Gatetlt,
4/nit 27.
back quickly, shut up the knife, and put it into his
pocket. The same facta, it seems, will be sworn to by
another witness, by the nuuio of James News. The
origin of the uffray, as near as we could ascertain, was
as follows :?The deceased was standing in Anthony
street, near Centre, on the side leading to the Kiru Points,
in conversation with a woman belonging to that vicinity,
and while thus engaged, Thompson, with his three associates,
came along and made some insulting remarks
to the woman. This insult was taken up by thu deceased,
which led to high words and then to blows, and
soon a fight ensued between tho parties, in which thu
deceased received the stab as above stated. Officer
Watson, who was attracted to tho spot by the crowd,
arrived just in time to catch the deccasod in his arms
after the stab was inflicted,who exclaimed, as the officer
put him on the sidewalk, " Jim, I am stabbod," he then
fainted, and in about four minutes he expired. Thu
accused parties were then taken into oustody by officers
Watson and Howling, and conveyed before Justice
Lothrop. who committed them to prison to await the
action of the Coroner's inquest. On the officer seurehing
the pockets of the accused persons, they found in
Thompson's pocket a pocket-knife, with a blade which
corresponded with the size of tho wound inflicted on the
deceased, hut not a particle of blood was to be seen on
any part of tho knife. The deccasod was a saddlor by
trade, and formerly worked for Mr. Thomas Lee. No.
125 Grand street, corner of Crosby, hut latterly, it is
said, he lias been employed at Mr. Hecker's flour mills,
curuur ui .ttarKeianu i nerry sireeis. iuo oorouer, on
probing the wound, found it to extend about two and
a half inches in an upward direction, beyond a doubt
penetrating the heart. An inquest will be held during
this day.
The Citv Yesterday.?It is always cheering, after
1 he labers of a week, to have a pleasant Sabbath day,
let the form of recreation be whnt it may. Yesterday
was a pleasant day, though the morning was dark and
cloudy, the sky became clear, and the pure nir swept
through every lane and avenue of the city, and
the sun shone with resplendent brightness. The pleasures
of the day were various. Many obeyed the summons
of the sounding bell, and listened to the truths of
Divine writ, and so great was the number, that almost
every place of worship was filled to repletion. At noon,
when the services generally were ended, the streets
presented an interesting spectacle. There was not
that jostling one agninst another, in the press of business.
but it wasja day of cessation from the ordinary
pursuits of life, and the crowds which thronged every
thoroughfare moved quietly along, with minds relieved
from care, at least so appeared. Mnny sought tho
country, where everything begins to put on a beautiful
appearanee. The trees have budded out their foliage.
and around the farm-yard they seek amusement
in looking at the products of nature. Others went to
those miserable places which abound throughout every
purt of the city, where all crime is concocted, and inen
brought to ruin by the poisonous draught there sold ?
But there is one happy thought, that the last named
number is comparatively few, and has been on tho
1? crease for some time past; and New York, once so notorious
for drunken and noisy men. on the Sabbath, is
sow quiet almost us a village. Tho day passed without
iny occurrence of a startling or extraordinary charaoer.
The curly night was made beautiful by tho mellow
ight of the young moon, and the great city sunk to
The Aspect of Affairs in Canada, ]
Arming' of the Populace.
Dreadful Scenes Anticipated.
&?., &c., &e.
MowTRKAL, April 28. I
All day yesterday a mo*t fearful excitement exijted
throughout tlic city.
At 2. P. M ., tlia mass meeting called to take into
consideration the host means of preserving the poaco
of the country, was held at the Chump de Mam, and an
immense multitude was present. Strong resolutions
were passed, and a petition to the t^ueeu to recall
Lord Klgiu was drafted and adopted.
At the earnest request of the principal leaders, the
people dispersed quietly.
'lite fire gentlemen arrested hare been committed
for rioting
A man hy the name of Terry, the great leader of the
firemen of this city, has keen committed to jail en
a eharge of arson.
Towards evening a rumor rapidly spread that the j
Frenc h party were being swum in as special constables, l
and armed. It proved correct.
The British portion were persuaded by the leaders to
wait till armed, and un encounter took place between
about twenty English gentlemen and these constables,
who most wantonly tired on them.
Only n few of the small party had arms, which they
discharged upon the m&ssnnd slowly retreated,bearing
off one of the party, wounded in the leg by a pistol ball.
From the cries uttered by some persons In the crowd,
no of the gentlemen who fired informs mo that their
di.scburgo must huvo taken effect.
During the whole night those wcro drilled, armed
with cutlasses and pistols, in the Bonsecours Market.
The military were under arms all night, und the
irtilkry drawn up in tho square.
I have tho best authority for stating that Sir Benjamin
Durban, commander of tire forces, at a meeting of
tho F.xecutlve Council last night, mado remarks to the
allowing purport to Col. Taclio, one of tho ministry.
He demanded to know by whose authority those men
had been armed, lie s&id ho was there to protect her
Majesty's dominions, and by the aid of beatrcn ha
would do that. It was unconstitutional to arm one
portion of the population against the othor.
Turning round to Gen. Gore ho suid, " Go to his
Excellency tho Governor General, and say, I send him
a body of British troops to protect him, and that I will
not consent to this clandestine arming of the French
population. Disarm these men, and find by whose authority
they were armed."
It is understood that Col. Bruco and Col. Tacho do it
on an order from tho government.
Tho arms are refused to be given up.
The British are rapidly arming, and a dreadful fight
is oxpected.
The Tlst Regiment arrived from St. Johns this
morning, and the provincial cavalry arc momentarily
Upper Canada is in a fearful state of excitement.
At Coburg, tho Governor was burnt in efilgy. Tho
light could be seen at tho lake, thirty miles off.
Tho whole upper provinces aro arming.
In the eastern townships, immonso quantities of land
have been sold, and large bodies of sturdy riflemen are
uxnectcd to the assistance of the British.
On the Ottawa, the lumberinon are also preparing to
assist Montreal.
Virginia Election.
Washington, April 20,1849.
Annexed arc the election returns from Virginia, re.
ceived by telegraph last evening; but they are still
rery incomplete:?
The polls in Accomac and Norfolk counties are
closed, and it is supposed that John 8. Millson has been
elected in this district.
Thomas S. Flournoy. the late whig member, lias gained
largely in linlifitx county, and is believed to have
been elected over his democratic opponent, Thomas 11.
Averett, by a small majority.
The result in this district is vsry doubtful, both
parties claiming the ascendency. The latest uccounts,
however, report that Thomas S. Bocock, democrat, has
been re-elected.
W. L. Ooggin, whig, has probably been defeated,
having lost eighty votes in Albemarle county, which
makes Taulus Powell's (democrat) chances of being
elected, very favorable. The contest has boen very
In Richmond city, tho majority of John M. Botts>
over J. A. Seddnn, the democratic candidate, is 468.
The whole vote for C. C. Lee, the other whig candidate,
was but 153. Seddon is elected by 400 in tho entire district.
The returns are favorable to Thomas H. Bayly, late
lVhig. Democrat.
JamesM. Foiibei. A. K. Hollidav.
F.sscx 75 ?
Westmoreland 200 ?
Richmond County 24 ?
SpottsylTania ? 34
King William ? 149
King and Queen ? 130
King George* ? 9
The result in the district is doubtful, although the
chances are rather in furor of Holliday. as tho return*,
as they coine in, show a democratic gain compared with
the late residential election, when Taylor had a majority
of 53 in the district. Holliday, at last account i
wns 23 ahead.
Result doubtful.
Jeremiah Morton, anti-Wilmot whig, has heenelocted
over J. S. Pendleton, his Wilmot-whig opponent. There
was no democratic opposition.
In Fauquier county, Scott is defeated for the Legislature,
in consequence ot having defended the constitutionality
of the Wilmot proviso last winter. Tho whig*,
so far, have gained four members and probably lost
The returns leave little doubt of tho eloction of Richnrd
Parker, democrat, over Charles J. Faulkner, whig.
Nothing definite from this district.
We have reports that F. McMullen, democrat, has
been elected over John B. George, also a democrat. No
whig opposition.
Nothing positive from this district, although J. M.
U. Beale's (dem.) chances are supposed to be the best '
The returns, as far as hoard from, render the result
I ,l...l.G..i. .UUe..?l. rka.L... IV ll..aanll ?1.IM
VaimuvIJ U-.UUUIU, ni iiiuu^u vu?i iv? ?? . wuosi-u, mug,
in supposed to bo elected sver Alexander Nowman, do- :
mncrat. The whigs arc reported to huve elected their
candidates for the Legislature.
Aeeordlng to the returns, as far as received, the
following candidates have been elected:?
Whigs in Italics; democrats in Roman,
fh'st. 1 ? John S Mill-on?noehango.
" 2?Richard K. Meade?re-elected.
u 4- '1'hoiuas S. Bocock. probably?re-elected.
" ft?Pnulus I'owell. probably?democratic gain.
" 0?.lames A. Seddon?dem. gain.
' 7?Thomas II. Bayly?no change.
' S?A. It. Ilolllday, probably?no change.
' (I?Jrremiah Mnrtnn?no change.
" 10?Richard Parker?no change.
' II James McDowell-re-elected.
' 1&? L'Karln IV. Huttrll?whig gain.
Rcrtona Acrhlrnt?Dhlp Swatarsi
PitiLanrxrHtA, April 29?10 P. AT.
A carriage returning from a funeral, at Monument
C< metory, this aftornoon at 5 o'clock, tho horses took
fright and run away on the (Jermnntown road ; the
< arringo was dashed to atoms, and three ladles, and Mr.
Hollar-on, the undertaker, were violently thrown out,
by which one of the Indies had her r dlnr-bone broken,
nod another is so seriously injured that she is not expect)
d to survive. A1I were more or less hurt.
We learn by telegraph, from Lewes, that tho skip
Swalara has filled with water. The passengers are on
their wsy to tho city.
Nonthcrii Mali Koiliirc. ,
Bai.timoio, April 29?10 P. M. f
1 h? New Orli arm mail due to-night, limt failed ; con- |
hi qui lit I/, wo have no Southern ncw? of importune*, h/ r
thut roiMcj auee. a
Police Intelligence.
Jirfort Juitirt 1 jt.hr><p ?The number of priwoln
brought beloru the Police Court yesterday morpiag
was comparatively very email, bring on a Sunday
morning. which is generally well attended, the eff.-cls
ot Saturday night's carousing. On the bench designated
for the prisoners was rather a decent looking
inan. by the name of William Dougherty, who was
huddled amongst some miserable leaking ioafers. On
hie mime being called by the magistrate, he was placed
at the bar. on a complaint made by his wife, who was a
decent looking woman, residing at No. 101) William
street. She stated to the court that they did not lire
together in consequence of his dissipated habits, and
that hewn* continually giviug her much aun >yanoe
when in liquor, l.ast uight he cauiu again to the
house, broke the furniture, and insisted upon taking
her baby away She then sent for the assistance of
the police, and caused him to be taken to the station
house. The magistrate asked him what he had to
suy. when he stated that some mnuey matters was the
cuuse of the difficulty b tween them, utid that if the
court would he kind enough to let him off this time, lie
would uerer trouble her again. This the wife agreed
to. if she could be satistled he would keep to his word.
'1 hyp upon, upon this faithful promise the magistral*
all<m.'d him to go; hut he remarked that if there was
another complaint against him made by his wife, h*
would certainly commit hi in to prison. Dougherty
wax then discharged from custody. Some few loafers
Hud disorderly persons wore disposed of?some for a
six mouths' residence on BUckwoll'* Island, and others
for tive days to the city prison.
Uohbriy in ihr h'irsl Degree.?Officer Kruse, one of the
expert policemen of the First ward, arrested, yesterday
morning, a man by the name John Kelly, on a chargo
of being an accomplice of William Foster, who is now
in custody on a charge of highway robbery. It appears
that a inan by the name of I'atiick J. Waters was
crossing the Battery on the evening of the Dth of April,
when he was followed by Kelly uml Foster, and likewise
another man not caught yet. making three altogether,
wrlio closed in upon Waters, knocked him dowu, aud
while on the ground they held him, and took from his
pocket fTO in hunk hills, also a gold ring from hla
linger ; aud beforu Waters was able to give uu alarm or
obtuin assistant:-1, tin v l.ains were off, anil made their
escape, since which time the police have been on th*
uteri. uuu nave succecucn in arresting iwo 01 me gumy
parties. who are identified 1 >y Air. Waters as tw?
out of thi< throe who thus committed the outrage.
Justice Lothrop committed tho accused to prisou for
llectivm iif Stolen Guocl*.? Officers Moore and Iteaaelden.
of tho Lighlh ward, arrested, yesterday, two
men. culled Robert Oliver und bracket N. Murstoe, on
a charge of buying stolen goods, us tho officers found in
their possession a lot of new utado clothing, vulued at
$1511. the property of John G. Sperling, of No. 2>?
Bowery. The accused parties were both detained by
Captain Knirchild for a further investigation.
'Defrauding a Stranger."?Under this caption, in your
police intelligence of Saturday, you Iuito the arrest of
George T. Stanley, by officer McLaughlin. You wilMbe
kind enough to give place to the following in defence of
Mr. Stanley. The spurious ticket which he is accused
of selling to Chudwiek. is a genuine ticket issued by the
Railroad Company, and which would have been proven,
as there was a witness to testify, had Justice McUrath
given him a hearing in the case; but no?McUrath had
no time then to grant it, and refused at any appointed
time, which was left to himself by Mr. Stanley; but
persisted on a commitment, or bail for appearance at
the Court of Sessions. In vindication of Mr. Stanley, I
will only say that the ticket was genuine, and there is
ample proof of it in the city; for one of tho iirm of
Wolfe, Reichmiller k Co. was ready to testify, had ha
had the privilege, that they had sent by the same
tickets more than twenty thousand passengers; and Mr.
G. 11. Barker will testify that he never refused the
ticket upon the second class cars, and that it is a
genuine ticket for emigrants by that class cars, which
Mr. ( hadwick admits to have understood he was to go
in. As regards the arrest of Mr. Stanley, he was not
taken by McLaughlin, but was at tho Tombs on other
business at tho time the occurrence took pluce.
P. ADAMS, Agent.
Our brief report of tho above aflnir before tho Polijo
Justice was perfectly correct. A full and complete
report, with tho statement of Mr. Cbadwiok, and the
ootutrvauons or justice .Met irani. will bo given to-morrow;
but we udvifio the Ju.-tiee to give both parties at
once a full hearing. There is n great deal of roguery
going on in the system of selling tickets.
Jealot-sy anp Revenge.?Some years siitee,
says the Louisville Democrat, of yesterday, a man
residing in Putriot, In., married a young lady residing
in the same place. After they had been
married some five years, the parties were blessed
with two children, and things went smoothly on,
until it was discovered that the husband had fallen
desperately in love with a young woman living in
the family. Finally, the husband eloped with the
girl to parts unknown, leaving his lawful wife and
children without a protector, husband, or father.?
A few days since, a store-heat arrived at Patriot,
the owner of which proved to her the recreant husband,
and his mistress was on board. These facts
soon reached the ears of the deserted w ife, wiio
forthwith anned herself with a hatchet in one
hand, and u pistol in the other, intent on slaying
the husband, and the wretch who had seduced
him. The woman on the boat noticed her approach
thus hostilely equipped, and there being no
chance but a fight or a foot race, she took to her"
heels, pursued by the injured, infuriated wife.?
After a run of some distance, she was overtaken,
and severul fearful and dangerous wounds were
inflicted with the hatchet. She would have been
fairly "minced" but for the interference of lookers
on. The husband fled down the river in time to
escape a coat of tar and feathers already prepared
for him and his paramour. The mistress remains
on the store-boat, under the protection of the police
and physicians. Public sympathy is st ongly
in favor of the injured wife.?Cincinnati Nonparicl.
Tiie Wisconsin River.?An attempt is to be
made this season to navigate, regularly, the Wisconsin
river. For this purpose, Capt. John Cook
has constnicted the hull of a boat a Sauk Patrie,
and he arrived here yesterday from below,with tho
steamboat Otter, the engine of which is to be transferred
1? the new hull. We hope Mr. C. will be
successful in his enterprise. The business which is
springing up along the Wisconsin is far greater
than most people imagine.? Galena Gaz.
The Dlstlns arc now on a visit to Boston,
where they give their first Concert to-night, lly reforenre to
their Card, in our advertising column?, it will ho seen that
theirjcelebrated Sex Horns, Tubas, Comets, and other instruments.
may ho obtained hy applying to the well-known Musical
Agents, C'orbyn Hi Martini, at their othce. No. 4 iiarrlay
Self-preservation Is the first Law of Nature?Espcnscheid
is convinced of this fact, for after bisild
inn nri a business for hub Broadway hatter, nut WO miles from
the Chemical Bank, and receiving nothing lint ingratitude in
return, he has goue hack to original principles, and is now
devoting his time and labor for his own benefit, with an eye to
the interests of the public, to whom he is furnishing a bettor
Hat for $3 .10 than his old employer can begin to make for $4.
F.spencl.ied is at 107 Nassau street.
d. B. Clarke's happy combination, commingling
the nrtistio skill rci|nisito in making garments t'ar
order, with the happy facility of fitting gentlemen at once,
with n fine artielu already inado. French Cloth (verr fine)
Dress Coats, to measure, $h> to $3b Spring Sacks and Frocks,
$5 to $10. 110 William street.
The motto la, small profit* and quick sale*.
?At No. 90 Bowery.cheapest Carpet establishment in the United
States, llirain Anderson's, you ean purchase a handsome
Ingrain Carpet, from .')s. Od. to 0s. per yard: a beautiful floor
Oil C'lotli, as. bd. to ,1s. per yard; Three-ply, .Ha. to lt)s. per
ynrd: Window Shades, ftt. to ZIs. per pair; anil other articles
astonishingly low.
Sunday, April HO?6 P. M.
The arrival of the steamer hits Riven a better tone to
our markets generally, and there are strong indications
of an upward movement in prices lor breadstuff.!, and
in all kinds of stock securities. The advices from England,
relative to the demand and supply of American
stocks. nrCjVcry satisfactory?much more favorable than
a large importation of specie?and will have a very
beneficial influence upon [our money markets. Those
stocks are not taken by speculators to hold for nn advance,
but for permanent investment, and are withdrawn
from the market. To this extent our capitalists
arc relieved, and of the many millions of United
States stocks, which were first taken by the capitalists
of this country, a short time will suffice to transfer the
bulk of them to other hands, at a handsome advanc*
on tho original cost. This Is a fortunate and gratify- '
iii? innvvcr, niiu uie rrnun, in uuu w
forward no liberally, wlien the government win engaged
In a wnr. and in want of fund*, and gave a premium for
the loan* required. We have not the slightest doubt but
that in lc*g than twelve month*, United States Six per
Lenta will rulo In this market at twenty per rent prej
niium. Some of the moat inveterate bear* in tho atreot
have, within the past day or two. admitted thl*.
The importation of specie, thus far. hits nut boon *0
large a* generally anticipated, but it ha* been large
enough and fart enough for safety. Wo had much rather
see it come along in small sums, than in such immense
amount*, ns the effect is more gradual, moro
healthy, and consequently more permanent. The efroct
of a large importation of specie, in a few week*, 1*
nvarinbly bad, ns it suddenly inflates priee*, promote*
'peculation in our staple products, and an expansion
n credits derange the usual course of trade,
md create in a short time a counter current, whieh
nkes away from us nearly tho whole of the specie revived.
A steady importation of the precious metal*
[radually expands the enrreney and gives a healthy
mp'-tii* to business, and wo experience none of thos*
udden inflations which react so ruinously upoa all
lasses. The specie, ss it thu* arrives, Insinuates itsel
nto all tho rhannels of commerce, and is not forcibly
>r suddenly withdrawn. Of the twenty-four million*
f dollars of specie Imported in the first six month* of
be year 1847, more than two-thirds of It has been extorted,
returned from whence it came, leaving about
Ipht millions within our limits?an addition of torauoh
o our specie enrreney. Had this importation of (wonty-*
our millions of specie been extended over a period ef
wo or three years, tho probability is that we should
tot have exported a million of It; but coining so rapidly,
nd In such large sums, It had an enormous Inflatnos

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