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bowfrv THIlaTKE, Bowery.?MkRCHart or Vawica
?un i.aat lie?.
broadway THEATRE, Broadway.?Lbar?Si.aahar
am> Caa*iieii.
astor place opera house?RicH*m?w?CHArr?
NATIONAL theatre, Chatham Square.?si arson St Co
BURTON'S THEATRE, Cham bora atreat?Domhkt awd
Soa?II? m u Na.\nt,
MECHANICS' BALL, Broadway, near Broume.?Chhxbrr'a
CHINESE MUSEUM. MS Broad way.- m?* can Cub iobiTica.
society library. Broaalway?nrw Orleans Sabanar>KRs.
VAU.TITALL GARDEN?ru. Maohitht'i Iriiih tlTaBTAl>M?>T.
ASSEMBLY ROOMS. 6.r?3 Broadway?VoieTi.ANPcn's Mieiu
e< omic Vi? wo,
MONTAGUE II a I.I.. Brooklyn? Cxwr bli.l'j Mibatrei.s.
TABEKNACI.E, Broadway?Mn. Doipster's C'oscr.ur.
Al'Ol.TO KOOA!1*. Hroadway?Thv I)i?t ai1 Cnaorar.
Sew York. VlMty, May 11. IP-IB,
Birw* from Kuropo and California.
We niiiy expect to receive news from Europe I
and California tome time to-day.
The Hibernia, with tin* European intelligence, is I
due at Halifax; and the Crescent City at this port,
with news from San Francisco.
The telegraphic wires between this city and
Itridgeport, were out of order last night.
The Next Congress.?We sec many calculations
in the various party journals of both sides, as
to the probable strength of pat ties in the next Congress,
particularly in the House of Kepresentatives.
t^nly a portion of the members of the popular !
branch of the federal legislature has been elected.
In several of the States the elections are yet to
take place. No doubt, these calculations and observations
are intended to rouse the voters in the
States where elections ure yet to be held. Some
of these calculations represent the wliigs as likely
to have a small majority ; others give the preponderance
to the democrats. A third party?the free
soilers, or abolitionists?claim the best chance of
success. Of course, the democrats exult a good
deal about the result of the late election in Virginia,
and ground on it strong hopes for the future.
All these calculations, exultations, and exhortations
will, we suspect, amount to nothing in
the end. lfecent events in this country, and the
agitation of new questions, have almost disorganized
the old parties of wliigs and democrats.
There is no union or cordiality between
the democrats of the North and those of
the South. The defeat which the yarty sustained
at the last Presidential election, lias completed the
separation between them on important and radical
; ? i ? tu.,*
bCUllUIlcll qucctll/ue. lliai nuiv?? io vauvu UVIMW- r
cracy at the South is utterly irreconcilable on the |
great question of the day?the Wilmot proviso?with I
the democracy of the North. Nor are the wings
of the North and the whigs of the South on any
better teims. They are in the same predicament.
Under the influence of the administration, an eflbrt
may be made to unite the whig sentiment, North
and South, but we doubt its practicability. Thus
far, the distribution of the spoils has only held the
party at the point of cohesion ; but even that seems,
by the extraordinary scrambles of the officc-beggars,
to produce, just now, more alienation and dissatisfaction
amongst the whig cliques than ever.
No party?no taction will have a majority in
either house next Congress. That body will be
composed of three or lour factions ; and if any generul
division take pluce, it will be on the grea
question of slavery and anti-slavery, and there the
danger lies.
Dltlicity of Politicians.?We have often been
called upon to notice the duplicity, treachery, and
meanness of office-begging politicians, of both parties
and all parties. There is no ditFerence between
the politicul parties, so far as the tpoils are concerned.
Human nuture is equally disgraced in the
persons of office-begging whigs and office-begging
democrats. Our readers will recollect what an explosion
followed Uie appointment of Mr. Tullmadge
/?" at. M*rffial of this district, amongst certain whig
cliques. The noise about town was tremendous ;
and the Exprtu, in an article which we noticed at
the time, became quite rebellious and insurrectionary.
That journal issued a terrible jfonnnciameiUo
against the administration, on account of this appointment.
Among oilier peevish and acid things,
the Eryrtat said :?
' Thi> frst thins that strikes an old working whig
here, in looking over these appointments, in. with cue
exception, the utter inattentn-n ot the cabinet officers
who have advised these appointments, not only to the
wants ami wishes of the working whigs of the city, but
their inexcusable neglect of the whigs. who, for ten
years past, have done the work hero in New York, in
fuJr weather, and in foul, or who, when the whig party
was at the lowest state of depression, have freely given
not only their labor, hut their means. The gentlemen
who have drawn the lucky prizes, arc certainly repectable
men. against whom, personally, not a word is to bo
raid, nor (lo we menu to clamor against their appointmoots
; hut what we uu an to say is. they did not and
do not represent or embody the whig feeling and whig
impulses of \ew\ork. or in any degree strengthen
the whig parly or ihe administration, as a subsequent
election will powerfully tell, if the administration doe*
not listen to the popular impulses of such a metropolis
as this?impulses that are not only powerfully felt
here, under ow n little horizon, hut wblcu. from association
or combination, stretch lar and wide elsewhere.
As a curious commentary on this exceedingly
little denunciation, we find in the National HTttg,
of Washington, the following letter, which is, vre
believe, a correct copy of the originuh?
Ntw Yon*, April 0. 1U9.
To the Hon. Thomas Ewiwo,
Secretary of the Interior.
Sir:?It gives me great pleasure to say. that Henry F.
Tallmadgo. Esq.. of this cily. is a gentleman of high
standing here in our city, and of elevated character, and I
that any post here in our city which the Department
?'.# i?. it,..-.. I,,, no flmil.t that tin
will dIffliurge with fidelity to the government, and
iiouor tn hluitoll. Yours ropi ctfully.
M. C. for Sixth Ciong. i>i?t.
"Look on tliat picture, and on this!" Could
there be imagined any thing more characteristic o
these wretched politicians! What fairness ! Wha'
honesty! What a high sense of honor! Just
think ol it, look at it, reflect upon it, and mourn
for the utter depravity of your political trader?
your miserable ttaflicker in "the spoils!" Here is
a member of Congress giving a private certificate
to Mr. Tallniadge, of the highest character, and
yet, according to all appearances, the same individual,
in his editorial capacity, has been endeavoring
to defeut his own candidate, gives the lie to
his own recommendation, and actually abuses the
administration for making an appointment which
he hud himself urged and suggested Alas! alas !
ffuch is the honor of politicians!
The Administration and tiik War in Europe?
The Steamship I'nited States.?We give, in
another column of this day's fleralrl, a letter frotn
Washington, relative to the organization of the
German navy, and the course of the administration
in the war between Prussia and Denmark.
We learn, in addition to the statements of this
letter, that an order was received in this city, yesterday,
frotn Washington, to prevent the departure
of the steamship United .States, unless her purchasers
give satisfactory bonds thut she shall not be
used as a war steamer in the present struggle bc
twecn Prussia and Denmark.
Tins w ill be a disappointment to the purchaser,
the Prussian government. She is fitted out in
the best order, and, as she lays, cost upwards of
The Anniversaries.?We arc compelled to omit,
for wnnt ol room, reports of the Anniversaries of
the "American liapiist Home Missionary Society,"
ithe "American Protestant .Society," the "American
Asaociationbrts," and the "American Tcmpiv
ttuce Union."
It is our painful and melancholy duty to chronicle
one of the saddest and most terrible occurrences
that ever took place in this city. It L well
known that Mr. Macready was driven from the
stage of that theatre on Monday evening last, by
persons who had attended that establishment lot
the purpose. On Wednesday, several gentlemen
of this city united in writing a note to Mr. Macready,
regretting the occurrence, and requesting him
to appear again and conclude his engagement,
which wus to he his last in this country. To this
note Mr. Macready replied that he would again
perform. Accordingly, hills were issued, and othei
arrangements tnade, for his appearance. In the
meantime rumors orevailed throughout the citv
that the opposition to Mr. Macready's appearance
would be persisted in, and that arrangements had
been made to carry this determination into ef
feet. The municipal authorities made theii
arrangements likewise, and it became evident
throughout the day that there would be a serious
collision between the rioters and the authorities
in the event of the former attempting to carrj
their threat into execution. During the day, the
probability of such a collision was much discussed
by all classes of the community, and great anc
anxious interest felt in the result.
As early as half-past six o'clock, persons begar
to assemble around the theatre; and, at about
seven, crowds were seen wending their wRy tc
the theatre from all parts of the city. By halfpost
seven, there were several hundreds in the
street, in front of the Opera House, and the rush tc
get admittance was tremendous. Tickets for c
sufficient number to fill the house, were soon sold
and the announcement was made or\ a plucarc
that no more would be sold. Meantime, the
crowd outside was increasing every minute.
Every avenue to the theatre soon became dense
ly crowded. Astor Place was occupied by at
immense assemblage, almost all of whom had ap
parently been attracted by curiosity. The por
tion of the Bowery adjoining the theatre was alse
crowded, and, in Broadway, which had at thai
point|been opened for the purpose of constructing
a sewer, hundreds of persons were seen crowded
together on the top of the mound cf earth thrown
up from the centre of the street.
The house itself was filled to the dome. A great
portion of the assemblage in the theatre consisted
of policemen, who had been distributed all over
the house in detached parties. There was not any
appearance of an organized party of rioters in the
house. When the curtain rose, there was an outj
burst of hisses, groans, cheers, and miscellaneous
j sounds, similar to those which interrupted the performance
on Monday sight. The opening scenes,
! however, were got through witli after a fashion,
several persons who hissed and hooted having beer
seized by the police, and immediately conveyed t(
an apartment underneath the boxes, where the)
were placed in confinement, tinder the charge o
a posse of the police officers. Macready's ap
pearance was the signal for a great explosion
of feeling. Ilisses, groans, shouts of derision
assailed him, intermingled with loud cries
of "Out with him !" "Out -with him:" Large numbers
of the auditory started to their feet, and called or
the police to eject the individuals who had expresses
their disapprobation, nnd several arrests ware made it
the manner we have described, each arrest being followed
by loud cheers and applause all over the house
It wax speedily apparent that those unfriendly to Mr
Mac ready were in the minority.
Thus the play proceeded through the first two acts
There had bet n a great deal of trepidation behind the
scenes, but the heroism with which the actors and ac
tresses sustained themselves on the stage, Is worth}
of all praise. The manner of Mrs. Pope, tho Lad}
Macbeth of this melancholy night, deserves tho mosl
honorable mention, it was, indeed, a trying scene
Mr. Maeready repeatedly expressed, to Mr. llackott, lib
wish to desist, and his desire to avoid any further col
lixion with those who were opposed to his appearance
but. amid the shouts, groans, hisses, nnd arrests by tin
police, the play, as we have said, went on, much of il
in dumb show, but portions of it without much interruption.
It was supposed, at this moment, that the tumult
would be effectually quelled, for the disturbance
in the house became less and less, nnd even some passngcsof.Mr.
Maeready's part were heard, with a tolerable
degree of ord< r.
The first persons arrested in thepnrquette were four
young mcD. who were locked lip in the temporary prison
under the boxes which we have already described.
In this a artmcnt wa-a gas-light burning, a^i tho
prisoners, puiiing up some shavings and pieces of wood,
set fire to them. At hen the policemen opened the door,
the place w as full of smoke, but the officers speedily extinguished
the tire. The prisoners who had attempted
this atrocious crime were immediately put In Irons.
At this moment n shower of stones assailed the windows
of the theatre. News then came in from the
street, through Captain Tilley, of the 13th ward, that a
mun. known to be 1 dward Z. C. Judson, was heading the
mob outside, nnd calling upon them to stone the building.
The Chief of I'oliie immediately ordered his arrest,
which was promptly effected. In the meuntimo
tho assault upon the doors and windows continued.
Volley after volley of large paving stones was discbarged
against the windows. The glass was, of course,
in a few moments, all smashed to moms: but having been
barricaded, the windows resisted the attack for soino
minutes; at la.-t yielding, however, the fragments ot
glass, and blinds, and barricades being driven with violence
Into the body of the boti-e, great alarm began
to pervade the audience. Humors of all kinds?that
the bouse wa? to bo fired?that it was to be blown up,
und so on. were circulati J. The ladies, seven in number.
who were present, and who, with a hi rolxm that
did infinite credit to their sex. bad till this moment
preserved their equanimity, now became alarmed, as
well they might, nnd shifted their seats to the part of
the house not in the range of any of the windows
through which the stones and fragments of glass and
wood were now Hying.
At this lime, the scene within the house was indeed
mnut i.veil! tor In front find ri ?r the fierce fts-ntil 1 * of
the mob, as they thundered at the door*, rc-ounded nil
over the theatre, whilst the shout* and yells of the assailnnts
were terrific. Inside, however, all was comparatively
quiet. The admirable arrangements of the
Chitf of Police and the Recorder, and the fidelity nnd
Intelligence with which their orders wero oarrled out
by the force under their command, secured the peace
and safety of the Interior of the building. We cannot
awnrd too much praise to the police force for tho manner
in which they arrested tho lending rioters in tho
home. nnd making sorties among tho crowd outside,
aieiirrd ninny of the ringleaders of the mob.
As the mob incri a?ed in magnitude and In the ferocity
witb which they usi-nilcd the building, the cry
arose inside, ami also outside, among the peaceable
citln 11- attrueted liy a eurtosity. which, in such a ease,
wrns most culpable W here are the military Can
nothing be done to disperse the riotera ? " ' Where's
the Vnyor Koviral despatches wire sent to the
City Hall, where the mitltury were stationed. At length,
about nine o'clock, the soun I of a troc.p of cavalry coming
up Broadway was heard; and in a few minutes afterwaids.
two troops of cavalry e/f the First Division of
the Stale Militia, and a butUli> i bf the National
Guards, were seen approaching the -ceae of the riot
A troop of horse then turned from Broadway into Astor
I lure, and todo through the crowd to the Bowery, reeet?.
ing showers of stones and other missiles, on th?ir way
1 he horses bcrarne unmanageable, and the troop did
not again make its appearnnre on the ground In i
tew minutes afterwards, the National Guard, one o1
cur independent voluntoor companies, made their ap
pi arsnru on the ground, and attempted to foroe a passag
through tbe orowd to the theatre. The mob hissed
unl hooted at them, and finally attacked them with
( tone*, which were it hand in oonaoqnaaes of the
building of a newer la tho neighborhood. The oorap*njr
were at this period thrown into disorder by the attack
made upon them, and retired to Broadway, whore
they rallied, and made another attempt to revli (lie
theatre. They were hissed and pelted aa before, with
stones, but they succeeded in reaching tho desired
pniut. They then endearored to form in line on tho
side-walk, and while doing ho, five or alx of thom wero
felled to the ground by paving stones and taken into
the theatre in a state of insensibility. Captain Pond
the Captain of the company, was ono ol those thus
The next officer in oomiuand. then said to the SherilT,
who was on the ground, that if ho did not get orders to
fire, he and his men would abandon the strict*. Accordingly
that officer directed the corapatty to fire a
round over tho heads of tho people, which was
^ accordingly done, but without effect. Tho people
continued to pelt them with puvlng stone < as before.
An order wus then given to the company to tiro
at tile crowd, und it was done, two men failing, ono
shot in the arm, and tho other through tho right
1 check The first was sent to the liospit it, but the
other was found to he dead. After the volley, the
I mob retrentsd u short distance, but rallied unci re,
newed the attack with greater vigor than before.
( Paving stones and other missiles were discharged ut
, them in great quantities; and while tho mob was
r going on, another volley was fired by the military,
killing and wounding several more, some of whom
were taken by their friends to tho drug store, on the
' corner of Ninth street ifhd Broadway. One young
man, named John McKinley, of No. 147 Third avenue.
I wan shot through tho body, and taken to a public
houu> in lliu neighborhood,
r Alter this volley tho crowd retreated again, anil the
t military and tho police took advantage of it to form
3 a line ucross tho utrcot at both ends of Aator Place, so
as to prevent any connection between Broadway and
r the Bowery. Major General Sundford then Issued an
order for men troops and two brasa pieces loaded with
grape to he brought to the scene immediately, us It
was rumored that tho crowd intended to arm themI
selves and renew tho ntlack. It was at this time halfpast
eleven o'clock, and the additional troops, consistl
ing of several companies and tho artillery, reached the
t scene of disorder. The cannon loaned with grape were
, placed in front of the tlicutre, ready in case of a ronewul
of the attack.
> At the corner of Braodwuy and Kourth street, a largo
t concourse of people were scon upholding a comrade
who wns evidently severely wounded. He was taken to
| the door of a physician in Broadway, near Bleeekor
street, but admittance was refused for him, and his
friends bore him onward bleeding, but not profusely.
A physician seeing that lie could not gain admittance
to tho plueo above mentioned, cauio forward and
1 proffered his services, which were thankfully accepted.
1 he young man was taken into the drug store at the
corner of Broadway and Blceckcr street, whero tho
) volunteer surgeon examined his wound and found
t thut lie had received a musket ball in the left leg
r just under the knee joint Tho ball had entered
on tho inside, gone through tho fleshy part of
the leg, and its position was discoverable on tho outward
side of the limb, near the surfaco. The surgeon
called fur instruments to extract tho bail and probe
the wound, but could not obtain them; the sufferer
wns therefore, removed to the houso of his employer, 131
Greene street. He was an apprentice, about20 years of
age, and his name, as wo understand, was Stephen
Morris. Tho surgeon helped to convey him to his employer's
house, whero his wound was temporarily attended
to, and tho family physician sent for.
Passing on up Broadway, wo met a solemn procession
coming down, preceding, accompanying, and following
a covered wagon whioh contained the bodies of five persons,
some of whom were senseless, (whether dead or
not wo could not learn.) and others seriously wounded,
1 hut retaining their self-possession. The wagon wns
drawn ulong upon the walk by a number of men. This
' whole scene was solemn in the extreme ; but few words
were spoken by tho persons who accompanied the
vehicle, and what was said, was uttered in low tonos.
A little farther up Broadway, we met a crowd of men
t and boys bearing a dead body on a bier. This had hardly
passed, when another crowd came through Fourth
i street from the Bowery, benring on u rude litter a woI
man, who had been wounded by a ."hot while she was
, pacing through ono of thu streets near the scene of
the disturbance. Close upon tho tracks of those who
were carrying the unfortunate woman, camo a man
without cout or vest, jumping aloug through the crowd,
half frantic, tossing his Lands, and swoaring vengeance.
, Large assemblages were held at the corners of the
streets, and, as one after another of tho bodies passed,
f Tarlous exclamations of regret and reproach wero used
f in expression of their fcvlings. "Oh, horrible! hort
rihle !" " shame ! shaiuo !" " great responsibility resting
somewhere," " where will it all end ?" and other
j Ilka expressions were heard throughout Broadway and
the adjacent streets. Every public house, scgar shop,
; and oyster saloon was soon tilled with curious persons,
j who sought these various places to obtain information
t concerning the fearful tragedy which was then belug
enacted in Astor Place.
Passing down Broadway, the excitement scorned to
i increase rather than subside. Around tho Hospital
gate was congregated a large multitude, and at the
corner of Barclay street and Park Place were distinct
assemblages, listening to harangues from volunteer
In the mtdst of the firing, ono of the Ilarlem Railroad
cars stepped in tho vicinity, for tho purpose of allowing
an elderly gentleman to get out. As soon as he had
put his foot on the stop, in tho act of descending, he
was pierced by a musket bail, and fell dead. It was
found that he was shot through tho heart. He was removed
to the drug store at the corucr of Eighth street.
At one o'clock. A. M., quiet prevailed at the scone of
tumult. In the vicinity, however?on the corner of j
the Bowery nnd Tenth street, and in other adjacent
places, there were knots of people, numbering twenty, 1
thirty, and forty respectively speaking aloud in refer- '
enre to tho catastrophe. Some of those meetings were '
organized, and speeches were being made, the tenor of '
which, from the lateness of tho hour, we had not time I
to ascertain. The military were drawn up in the same I
position as as they wero previously, a cordon being j
maintained across Astor Place, at its junction with
Broadway, and, at thejotlior end at its junction with tlio '
Bowery. The two pieces of ordnance which had been
ordered on the ground wore directly In front of the
From this point we proceeded to the drug store,
on the corner of Broadway and Eighth street, and there
nsceriRincu mui iwo 01 inn unfortunate wounuca,
who were cai ried there. hail died in the course of the
nijrlit. Learning that several bodies had been removod
to the Fifteenth ward station house, we went tiiither,
and tin re we beheld a frightful ami ghastly spectacle.
Six fine looking young men laid there in death?one j
witii his bruin* protruding from a wound in the ekutl, j
another shot through the hip. another through tho (
heart, and the remainder pierced in different parti by
musket lolls.
'J bis scene was tragical In the extreme. On a bench (
fit the end of the room lay the dead body of a tall, genteel
looking man. whose name we ascertained to be
George W. Gedney, brother to n broker In Wall street. |
He had been shot through the brain. In tke manner we
hare nlri ady described. Next to him was a man of
middle stuture. apparently an lri?h laborer. Ho had
been shot Id the throat. Beside those victims on tho
floor lay the bodies ol a young man, named Henry Otten.
whose parents reside at the corner of Orchard and
Hester streets; a large sired man, with dork whiskers,
name unknown, shot in the right breast; a thin faond
man. apparently a mi il.nnie, shot in the neck; a man
of somewhat similar appesrnnre, shot in tho abdomen,
and an eldi rly man. name unknown, shot in the right
cheek, who had been conveyed from the street to the
theatre, and thence to the station hou.-e.
Besides those, two unknown men are lying doad at
the seventeenth ward station house. A butcher residing
In Front strei t. in the agonies of death, was taken
to the drug store at the corner of highth street and
Third avenue. The bnll had passed through his head
At th< same store eight of the military were brought
in. badly wounded from missiles hurled at them by the
mob. A boy named Brown, residing at No 42 Crosby
street, was conviycd borne badly wounded In the knee.
Another boy. mortally wour.ded, was taken to hU home
in Tenth street. At twelve o'clock the Coroner was
overwhelmed with orders ti attend to cases.
I I'roliebly thi re are other cases of wounded, dying and
f dead, which we have not been yet able to aaosrtaln.
T he scene at the City Hospital waa heart-rending
Body after body of the wounded and dying waa con- ,
I r? yed into the building, followed by their sorrowing i
1 I uii rids and erowtbf of spectators T"s?rr win elewm in I.
all. The first man brought In vh Stephen Kehoe, a
young nan of M years of age, who bad received a
ghastly wound in the leit eye, the bullet passing
through the cheek. and lo<lging behind the ear. The
wound Ik not without great danger, The eye, of
course, is lost. The second wan a youth of about 18 years
of age, who was shot in tho tbigh, the bullet passing
right through and fracturing the bono. The third
wr? K.dward Met 'orniaek. shot through tho groiu, the
bullet fracturing the bone of the pelvis, and passing out
nt the hip. Conrad Baker was also shot through the
the tbigh, and John Dulzell, betw.-en the thigh
and groin. This is a dangerous wound. Ocorge
V. Kay. aged 28, (a native of New Brunswick,) merchant,
is wounded in the right lung?supposed to be
fatal. George Llnoolu. aged 30 years, a native of Massachusetts,
aud a slioomaker. is wounded in the abdomen?serious.
George A. Curtis, printer, 22 years of
age. Hliot through the lungs. James McDonald a native
of Ireland, agod 17, an oysterman, shot through
the leg. Mr. Burgett, agod 30, kocpor of a refectory in
I'eari street, wounded through shoulder and neck?two
distinct wounds.
Tho next victim was a poor Irish woman, nainuil
Bridget Fagun. Wo found her lyiug on a mattress, on
tho floor of one of tho female wards, with a frightful
gun-shot wound in the right kneo. Her husband was
on his knees beside her. They hnd gone out together, j
after he hud returned from his daily lubor, to purchase j
a frw shirts, anil were returning to their humble uome,
when, unfortunately, they passed directly in range of
the Cri* of tiio military. Noror can we forget the
heartfelt ] nthoa with which tlm poor man remarked
that his wife fell out of his arms like a child, when the
military fired. We hope her wound is not serious. All
the other wounded stated tliAt they ha 1 not participated
in the disturbance, but were present only from curiosity
or accident. This was confirmed to us by several
spectators. It is worthy of remark that the minority
of the wounds wero low.
We cannot avoid expressing our surprlso at the evident
inefficiency of the arrangements at the City
Hospital. Several of the victims lay for a considerable
time after they were conveyed within the building
without being visited by any officer of the hospital. We
ourselves saw two of the wounded men brought in, and
deposited in one of the wards, and, to our utter astonishment,
no medical attendant appeared for at least fifteen
minutes, when a pale young man In a dressing gown,
who seemed to belong to the house, ontered the ward,
ancl on our expressing our regret and astonishment ut
the want of proper system in the house, so apparent,
he actually ventured to order us out of the heusa. In
another quarter of an hour one of tho surgeons
mado his appearance. We must add, in justice,
that despatches wero issued to the surgeons of tho
hospital. Drs. Rogers, Buck, Sic., who hurried "to the
scene, and wero sedulous in their attention to the sufferers.
But unquestionably there did seem to us to be
a want of proper system in tho arrangements of the
hospital, else there would not havo boon such unaccountable
neglect of the poor sufferers in this frightful
tragedy. So important an institution should he prepared
for all emergencies. Had cither of the men whom
we saw thus neglected, been wounded in an important
artery, they might have bled to death in consequence
of the delay in attending to them. We impute no
blame to the excellent house surgeon. He wants additional
assistants?that la all.
While tho scenes which we hare described were proceeding
outside tho building, the play went on with
more or less interruption, arising from the shouts and
groans^of those inside, the volleys of stones, and the
yells of the mob outside. At length the play came to an
end, and Mr. Macready made his exit from the house in
disguise, reaching his hotel in sufety. Tho performance
of the afterpiece commenced, and hud proceeded but a
short way, when the first discharge of musketry startled
the whole house?some one called out that " the house
was to do blown up." ah siarieu to meir 1001, wncn
Mr. Kx-Justice Merrltt addressed the house, and requested
the audience to keep their seats, as there was
no duuger. This somewhat restored order, till a few
minutes afterwards, when it was announced that a man
bnd been shot outside. All was now confusion?the
performance was instantly slopped, and the uuditory
rushed out of the building.
There were a great many persons wounded in addition
to thoso whom we have referred to, seriously ot
slightly, who either went away otjwere taken away by
their friends. There were several hulr-brcadth escapes.
A musket ball went through the hat of one man, tearing
It to pieces, but without Injuring him. A policeman,
of the Seventh ward, received a flesh wound in the
bark, and had a narrow escape from being killed.
A young man, apparently thirty years of age, was
brought into Dr. Trudenu's house, at a quarter before
10 T. M., having been shot through the heart by the
military. A pocket-book containing one dollar, a brass
night key, and a note addressed to Mr. Willis, were
found in his pockets.
Immediately after the first volley, several medical
men rushed to the scene, for the purpose of attending
the wounded. In the drug storo, where some of the
wounded were brought, a medical man proceeded to
examine the condition of a man who was very seriously
Injured While performing this duty, tho sufferer
exclaimed. " Come, Doctor, look around, before you
attend mo. See if there is not somebody else worse
off than I am."
Gcncfals Sandford and Hall were, as we are informed,
repeatedly struck by paving-stones.
We have now discharged, in the best manner we
could, our melancholy duty. All additional farts which
we can collect in relation to this tragedy, will be given
Tjtk New ConrouATioN a>td toe Pcbmc Health
?The new civic authorities have been in power
several days, but wo are not aware that they are
making any preparations to introduce that "good
time coming." for which we have been waiting so
long and so patiently. Filth in the streets is as
iibundant as ever, and no symptoms of efficiency
md energy in the management of city affairs have,
is yet, niude their appearance. We are tired, and
ive suppose our readers are also tired of our continual
appeals for that attention to the cleansing of
the city, which might be supposed to occupy the
first place in the attention of any Common Council.
But really we must renew these appeals once more. ?
The streets are in an exceedingly filthy condition.
Badly paved, with the exception of a small portion I
of Broadway, and loaded with mud and garbage, |
the streets of this metropolis are now in a state v
well calculated to excite serious alarm. Summer ,fi
is approaching, and the progress of the cholera on t
the Southern border is very alarming. The peati- J'
lence has reac hed Cincinnati, on the Ohio, and there *
is some apprehension that it may travel onward to J'
Buffalo, and thence to this city. Then again, there ?
is the stream of immigration from Europe, convey- J1
ins with it great masses of filth, misery, and disrase,
and adding another fruitful source of sickness
md pestilence. If, in the face of all 'his, the cor- ),
:>orate authorities continue to neglect their duty in tl
regard to the cleanliness and health of the city, *
they will indeed be most culpable. tl
Movements of Indlvlrinnl* v
Hon. TV 8 Dickinson, Blughnmton; Major Doyle, V. f,
B A.; Col Chandler. U 8 A.; and Col .Frailer. of Si- n
Irm. arrived yesterday nt frying lln itr Col lilnir and n
Major Sibley. U. H A.; Judge lUviland, of I,ring C:
Island; and Mr. Lambert, U.S. N., are at the ?Q$tor r
//en if a
Kx-Oovenior Thronp, long known nnd highly regard- n
cd. In puhlic. and private lire. In this state. It 1* known ?
to his 'llends, has been engaged for a few year* In ,j
agricultural pursuits. in a delightful and fertile part of |]
Michigan A letter copied from a Michigan paper n
briefly describee his new residenco. tl
The Hon Thomas J. Henley, latcmetnbcr of Congress u
from Indiana, haw gone to California oi
niama and Tiikkkv.?We have received the '
followinginformation??It is nfciyml that the 01
Emperor of Russia, having ascertained that the "J
military preparations going forward in the Turkish l(l
empire were undertaken at the instigation of .Sir
Stratford Canning, acting under orders from Con- n
don, despatched, on the 2dth of March, his aid-decamp,
General Grabhe, to Constantinople, with an y
u/ftmn/vm,which requires the immediate cessation y,
of warlike preparations in Turkey, as well as the ol
recall of the Ottoman troops assembled on the j'
I antibe It further requires the I'orte's acquiea- |M
fence in the occupation of the principalities of * '
Wallachia and Moldavia, by Russia, during her *
gcr d pleasure. Failing 'he acceptance of these tj
inn shy the Divan, the Russian minister is to
quit Constantinople, and the autocrat's troops, *
winch ate already m Transylvania, are to advance ?
i n ( nnstantirioplr, turning (not crossing) the Halkuns.
'1 he Husaian flea-t from Sevastopol is to *
lend its o<>-ope rat ion. Such is the climax of Lord ^
l almerston's mock mediation and pacific policy!
We are assured that Baron Brunow has been tniruct<
d to communicate the contents of tha uUi- ^
molvtv to cur Foreign (MRoe. ? London ChronicU, ?
A] rt/ Iff. w
Tin Alms House and Pknitkntiakt.?The new ,
yetem of government with which these establish- I
nenta have been recently supplied by the State Le- ( '
;isluture, has just gone into operation; and great
iojk'm are beginning to be enteitained in this comiiunity,
of the activity, efficiency, and value of the
lew arrangement, all of which are to be reuli/ed in
ess than six months, three weeks, four days, ; (
ind twenty-seven minutes. It will be recollected <1
hut these " Governors" of the Alms House and
Penitentiary give their services gratuitously, r
I'hiis fur, they have been selected from very re- t
'portable rlas.-es, and eucli one of them is fully v
mmpetent on Uie score of fidelity, integrity, and I
>ublic sj>irit. Bat we doubt very much the etli- #
..r ? ?;?;i i,u? r
" " J BVlcIUMICUi Wll ? |'n?r' v.... j
lystem, us this one is organized. In this bustling ^
:ommunity, it is hard to find ten or a dozen genlernen,
competent to fill the office of Governor of j
he Aline House, who can give to the duties of that
>oeition, without remuneration, the time which 1
nust of necessity be subtracted from their busiless
pursuits and avocations. A man may be very
ihilanlhropic, but he cannot give his time and laior
for nothing. According to all accounts, the j
lew Alms Ilouscgovernincut, or" Council of Ten," i
icgins with a considerable flourish. They have
ippointed their committees, and divided their work
villi all the formal solemnity of the federal governnent
at Washington. But all this amounts to nolung,
without incessant labor and business tact
n the management of the affairs of the Alms House
ind Penitentiary. Really, we believe that this
(ystem of extracting gratuitous services from busiiess
men will not answer. Ages ago, a voice from
leaven declared that " the laborer is worthy of
lis hire." Every man who labors in public or
irivate should be ranked within this category, and
receive the benefit of the just and honorable principle
which it lays down.
Tiik Government Jewels Case?Siiuster's j
Conviction.?A motion has been made for a new
trial in the case of Shuster, convicted of steuling
the government jewels. Our readers have seen,
rom the report which we gnve in yesterday's
paper, the grounds on which this motion has been
made. The court has taken the report into consideration,
but we doubt whether the remarks of '
the counsel of the convict will lead the judge to
*rant a new trial. There can be no doubt of the
guilt of Shuster, and punishment should follow the
conviction as promptly as possible. The worst ]
feature in this case is the conduct of the government
officer, which wore the aspect of compound
ng a felony, as presented in some ?f the prior pro- i
reedings relative to Jim Webb. It is generally 1
mdert tood, and has been announced in some of
he journals, that Jim Webb was the principal 1
burglar?that he entered the Patent Office, seized '
he jewels, and handed them out. Yet this fellow,
lfter having been twice arrested, twice in custody,
wicc in the hands of the police, has been per- .
mitted to make his escape, by the imbecility and (
weakness, or some more reprehensible conduct on ]
the part of the government officers and govern- t
ment advisers at Washington. We trust that no
new trial |will be granted; but that, instead of that, 1
Webb maybe again arrested, and subjected to the i
3ame punishment which is now, we hope, to be T
awarded to his associate. t
City Intelligence.
Tiik Vrimcit.?Tlie weather yesterdny was quito as 1
pleasant as that of the previous day, though there (
were occasional clouds obstructing the brightness of #
iho sun. The streets had considerably dried, which
ainde them far more pleasant, and were crowded
with tlioso who sallid forth to enjoy the pleasant sun- i
diine and pleasant breeze which played through the ,
slty. 3
Tiib Citt will bb Cleaned!?This expression will 1
doubtless ho hailed by every good citizen with delight,
ind the time looked for with pleasurable anticipation
when Now York, the notoriously dirty city, will equal
in cleanliness any in the world. Mayor Woodhull, in
Ills message, recommended not only clean streets und
the measures neeessury to effect tlie same, but the
cleansing of all houses und premises. Many will say. so '
have other Mayors, but what have they done? The *
present Mayor bns not only recommended, but has or- (]
dorcd the immedlato execution of that recommendation.
lie has given orders to the chief of polica to detail
six good and efficient men, in every ward, to nid I
the health warden to carry out his plans, and on Mon- c
tiny nest the work will be commenced. Every house. ,
yard, and cess-pool In the city will have been demised
by the 1st June uext. at the farthest; anil the practice
nf throwing ashes and garbage in the street will have
sn end. The recent act of the Legislature had made
?ueh offences to come within the pale of misdemeanors,
ind punishable with fine und imprisonment; and every
violation will be met with the severest rigor of the law.
Those portions of the city in which, in seasons of con- c
tagion and epidemic, such great mortality has prevail- {
sd, will be put in proper order, aud kept as clean as tlio
most genteel neighborhood. The work of cleaning the c
itrcets will be commenced on Tuesday next, aud not v
(topped until they arc thoroughly cleaned?what has
not occurred for years?and as soon as the ordinances
ire prepared, the keeping of them in this state will be
performed before the business hours of the day conies
in. The Mayor has expressed his determination to
prosecute, without delay or favor, both of theso great t
reforms; aud who will not be delighted at the result?
I he new Common Council is called upon to sustain
him; und they cannot, in the face of tile earnest desires
and petitions of the people, shrink from their du- t'
ly. II y the first of next month alt this work will bo tinished,
and New York will be the place where the v
itrungcr will delight to tarry; and the boast of her cititens
will be, that, in point of pure air, she is equal to
iny city in the world. Now the wind from the north
atclies up the miasma from the borders of the river,
ind feeds tlie rnvenous appetite of disease, while from
lie east, the air is laden with impurities, foul and un- '
vholsome. Then the air, pure from the hills of the 8
lorth. will sweep ower the broad extent of the motropois.
iuvigorating nni refreshing, and tilling with appaent
new life all wh4 have, for years, beon subjected to ?
lie horrible effects of a poisonous ulmosphore. the inliaation
of which was nauseous, and dispensing disease,
["his is no fancy. These reforms will be carried out,
md their consummation will be an era of jubilee. The
itizens, in one unanimous ncelamation of approval,
rill sustain the effort, nnd New York will bo en- _
!....!? _1 CI IJ ,U.. .11? -.1 ?1.1-1- .. * D
..VI., v I.uiifru. uuvuiu .... ulic |'l?hu?. WUH.11 Wlicatned
Ihc city last year, again approach, It will have to ?
attic with tlu> element* of life and health, and. And- *
ng no place to centre its ravages, will depart without .
he victory of diath. Let the Mayor go on. and no one
ttempt to stay his efforts, and the result will be rnoro C
leoetleial than all that has been done for years to pro- w
ect the health of the city, and render it, pleasant and n
Masbuai..? Mr. Tallmadge entered yesterday morn
ng upon the duties of his appointment as United
itutes Marshal of the Southern district of Now York t]
Frisch's Hoi fl?This establishment Is now com- ti
ilctdy finished and furnished throughout, and crrainly
one of the most extensive in the city. It conains
about three hundred rooms, all of which arc well tl
cntllatcd and conveniently arranged, it lias been 0,
infshed without regard to cost, and the interior nrnngemcnt
will vie with the most celebrated houses.in
he country Though so large, it is free from all danger Si
y fire, being well supplied with f'roton water to the n1
hird story, and the remaining four by an immense .
liter tank, containing seven thousand gallons, which
lay in a moment be directed to any room on those
lories. The parlors are furnished in tuo most modern ti
nd costly manner, and handsomely situated on City
lall squaie. giving a view of Broadway,and the public *
uildings in the Park. The chambers are furnished j.
l a style corresponding. The culinary arrangements
re excellent, and. upon trial, have succeeded in being
uflicient for the accommodation ot the house. The
ouso is in short replete with every convenience, and
he proprietor. Mr. Richard French, has long been faorably
known as a successful caterer to the public st
ppetlte. He has already many rooms engaged, with w
he strongest assurance of success in his undertaking. ^
Railroad Accidiivt.?The Coroner hold an inquest .
est or day, at No 121 Walker st., on the body of a child 1
y the name of Hetty Hownle, aged 6 years and 8 di
ninths '1 liis child, we noticed in yesterday's limit,I, w
as accidentally run ovprby one of the Harlem railroad
ars, driver, by 4icorge Paddock, by which injuries the
liilil died in about tour hours after It appears that ra
t the time of the accident, a two horse car was passig
dow n just as the four horse ear was going up, and
< they were passing each other the deceased was enenvoring
tocro-s the street, and not being aware of
lie approach of the long car, was knocked down and
in over before she wus enabled to extricate herself from
he position she was placed in. 'i he driver, it seems, was
liable to see the child cross the street, in consei[Uenoo
I the down wsy ear, and was not aware of the acei- fo
put until the child was absolutely under the feet of ^
111 horses. Kvery endeavor was made to atop the way
f the car. hut without aucoeas, until it had passed n'
ler the deceased. The jury rendered a verdict that
le deceased camo to her death by Injuriea received by ^
ring accidentally run over hy a car of the liarlera
illioad. Upon the rendering of tills verdict, tho t oroer
discharged lieorge Paddock from custody.
811c ipi av Daowsiso.?The Coroner held an inquest
rsterdny. at No. 138 Tenth avenue, on the body of
siy b.shony. a native of Ireland, aged 4.'t years, wife
f Aiahony, who came to herdeaih by suicide, in
iniping into the North rivir. toot or 19th street, while ,u
boring under a deranged state of mind, A sun of the
sci an d, some short tuns since, went to California,
hieli appears to have had an effect on the mind of the
1 rinsed, bordering on insanity; her husband testified
lat during the whole of the previous night, he had
r?at difficulty in Keeping her In tho house, end to- to
arda 4 o'clock In the morning lie fell asleep, when Ids as
lie escspi il from I he liuuse. and when iio awoke up at
o'clock, be missel ids wife,and making search for her
hereabouts, bo discovert d her lu the river, foot of co
ithstiTt *1 he jury returned a verdlot that tlie dear
rd came to her Utalli by drowning.
1>o?t ? We are requested to draw public attention to
1 advertisement in another column, relative to the
isnppr aiance of a deal and dumb man. A libi rat re- (
till te offend lot any information concerning hi*
hereabouts. tb
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mini In Lower Ciuiada ?Riitrrwlon ? H
Confidence In the Gorrrnor tlenrral, an H
?iictlirr Mob Deuiontlrntlon a^nliut toll H
nnd tola DilwUtrri. I
Mohtekil, Majr 10? p. m
Mrnij deputations have waited upon lb > (Jovem
icneral, Lonl F.lgin, with addres.-e* expressing eon
icuce in his administration.
Yesterday, the Governor General dined with then
listers and their friend*, at Titus' hotel. During tl
iino, two hundred rowdies nsM-oihled. and broke t!
tiiidowH, and tried to Matter down the doors and oth
iarta of the building. The people Inside lired at the.
nd shot out; man in the neck; hi* ease, however, is n
onridered danirerous. Another man was struck a:
lurt with a champagne bottle. Soon after, tlio iu<.
laving (lone what mischief they could, dispersed.
There has been uo important busiucss transacted
'urliauicut since my last despatch.
Arrival from llarnim?Nttrs from Veil
xiM-ln and Chill?Thu Klfeft of Torrinni
toss :titl? California, <fcc., dec.
Baltimore, May 10, 1410.
The ali ainer Istlimus arrived at Now Orleans, fro
Havana, on the 2d Inst., bringing dates to the 24th
Venezuclian jiapers to the 30th of March had bin
received at Havana. Tliey give a lamentable defter!
.ion of the ruin into which all branches of native i
lustry has fallen, and the wretched state of the ret
lues of the government, consequent t hereupon.
Valparaiso papers of the 1st of Mareli. had been t
jeivetl at Havana. The appearance of United Stat
itcau.-hips in the Tuciflc, and the continual flow
Americans across the Isthmus of Durion, on the w.
to California, had excited great apprehension* in Clii
lest the commerce of that part of the world may I
rome centred in our territory.
According to a correspondent of the Valparaiso M:tirt'o,
the western side of South America is likely
be depopulated, by emigrations to tile California go
Later News from New Orleans?Stcnmlioi
.Explosion mid Loss of Life?Coiivirtic
of a Woman for Murder?Heavy Verdi,
against the United States?Case or Sinn,'
gllng, &c.
Baltimore, May 10?10t? P. M.
The Ncvv Orleans papers of the 3d Instant are r
reived, and contain the following items of intelllgenc
The Hon. B. G. Thibodnux had declined running
a candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
The steamer Governor Bent burst her boiler on tl
Mississippi river, above Island No. 75. Only one inn
happened to be near it at the moment, and he was i
staidly killed.
The steamer Mohawk, running between New Orlea
find Nashville, had run aground, and when last see
in a hopeless condition.
Mrs. McAndrew, who murdorod her nistor-io-la
lately, at Madison, Mississippi, was convicted of mil
der, in the first degree.
Some important laud eases have been decided in tl
United States District Court, for the district of Lot
[ginna. John McDonough vs. the United States?I
this case the court rendered a verdict for plaintiff fi.
^00 000, for several arpenls of land claimed in or aboi
Sew Orleans, under Spanish grants. In the case (
Simon vs. the United States, judgment was rondere
'or the plaintiff for $54,000, and sixteen acres c
ralunhle land. William and Kdward C'arr vs. tli
Jnited States, claiming four superficial leagues, undo
i Spanish grant, near tho nnclent post of Nacogdoches
eastern Texas; the judgment in this case was ran
lered for defendants The tirand Jury, in the sain
yourt, found a truo bill against Juan Lcblond, la
snuggling goods, on board tho St. Charles, from Uavri
The New Orleans market were rather dull, while til
'pcclpts down tho river, as usual, at this season of tk
rear, continued large.
Movements of Senator Benton?.Murder b]
the Notorious Capt. Howard, at Indepen
dcnce, die.
St. Louis, (Mo.) May 9, 1849.
Senator Benton haj published an address to th
icoplc of Missouri, in which he has taken groutv.'.
igainst the instructions of tho Legislature. He ha
Icclinod a public dinner.
Captain Howard (the husband of the woman triei
or murder, at Cincinnati) killad Mr. Frccmau, at In
lependence, Mo., on the Oth inst. He also shot Capt
The cholera is greatly increasing.
The Patent Office Building.
Washixoto?i, May 10, 1819.
Messrs. Provost St Winter are announced as the sue
essful bidders for tho completion of the TatoDt Offlc
tuildlng. Messrs. Berry and Moliun, of this city, havi
ontractsd to perform tho granite and carpenters
Resignation of Major Wm. B. Scott.
Washixotox, May 10?10 A. M.
Major Wm. B. Scott, Navy Agent ?at this port, ha>
cndcrcd his resignation. It is thought that linger C.
Velghtmnn will he appointed iu his place.
A great diversity of opinion exists with reference to
he New York collectorshlp, which may delay the op"
ointment for some time.
Rumored Defalcation.
Wasiiixotox, May 10?9 P.M.
Rumor says that Major 8oott, Navy Agent, at th*
Vashington Navy Yard, who resigned his office on
aturday last, is a defaulter for a large amount.
Inrder In St. Louis?Arrest of Thieves?
Snow In tlse Upper Missouri Mountain*?
Iii-bor. Hoggs?'The Cholera, &r.
Sr. Louis, May 8, 1849. jj
Three murders were committed in this city last
ight:?John Bard was killed by two Germans named
ponrmnn and Ryder, who were fighting, and between
hom Bard interfered for the purpose of making peace,
n omnibus proprietor named Smith was killed by '
hristlan Stalcnzc, in a quarrel about a horse; both
ere Gcrmcns. The last case was that of a man
rimed Flscli, killed by another naucd Docbncr. In a
ght; both of these meu were also Germans. i
Four noted thieves were arrested last night, while in J
h* ael r.f rol.hltirr ?lenml,o,.f Thnlr r.i 111
ngan, Young, Thomas, and Davi.r. j
By an arrival from tlie Upper Missouri river, we loarrt tji
ant there was an unuauol quantity of enow on th? \;S
F.x-Oovcrnor Boggs, formerly of Missouri, writes from ' 1
>noma, California, that he has acquired great wealth R
tul that he could not be induced to return and livi in -!l
id State?. -'j
The numl-er of deaths by cholera, in this city, during j
io week ending May 8th, was 78; and by other dt
>ases, 07.
to population of Prince Etlward'i Inland-*
Movements for California.
Borto?, May 10?P.M.
Halifax paper* of tho 5th have como to hand. They
ate that the inhabitant? of Prince Edward's I-dan
ere building three vessels te convey a portion of the)
> Australia Other? will emigrate to Canada and
ic United Slate*. This depopulation I* canned by th?
issatlefaction with the tenure of land on rrinoe Kd
ard's Island.
Am expedition for California i? soon to sail from Mlmii
hi. (N. B )
Several aclvure? of contraband spirit?, from th? Unit1
State?, have occurred.
Sentence of Conrad Vintner, (be.
BiLTtMoac, May 10?2 P. M
Governor Thomas. of Maryland, hn? issued a warrant
rthe execution of Conrad Vintner, the mnrdnrsr of
ra. Cooper, to take place on Kriday, the *J0th of July
It 1? rumored that the Baltimore appointment? are ta
i made to-day, and the interest felt la vory great.
Smltli, tlie Abductor.
Rif nwovn, Va , May 10?10 P M.
Smith, the slave abductlontet |wft*br?tigbt out of pHn,
for further examination; but It was postponed
itil a hearing could be had from other parties.
Pravldrne? Cltnrtrr ICloitlon.
Paavioi.vcr May 10?P M
T he election for Mayor and other oity officers, htbl
day, ha.? resulted In the choice of Burgess, (whig >
Mayor, by a vote of 701 to 410 for ail others ; and tho
cress of all the whig candidates for the conu'.i*
inlttal of Dray ton, charged with Abducting
Washii?ot?w, May 10?OX P M <
rapt. Dra.'ton, whose case bo* excited muoli intereet
rnir.h 'ut the country, was this day acquitted o?

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