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The New York herald. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1840-1920, October 27, 1853, MORNING EDITION, Image 3

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lltollM erdere that were fives frem the pilot house; my
mMmUm ?m Mt ulM to the order* given by ur of the
?Mom en the passage doVn; my attention *u directed
to the proximity of the two boats, but I made no obeer
mttoa u to the speed of the boat. Q. Wm jour attea
11m sailed as to whether the boat wae going slew or fait?
A. She wee going very fart, a* I thought; we were making
Mad time; lthiok *he wae going teat all day; I did not
?bene any Blackening of speed after we left Newburg; I
dM act obswnre any slackening of speed before the Are
took place; ?he appeared to mo to be running farter after
?he left Ke*liurg than ?lie was before; my attention wae
?at called to the fact of the amount of steam she wae car
eying; 1 wae on the promenade deck nearly all day; 1 did
?at observe the steam-guage.
Mr. thinning ? lot me nee i' you underttand the aues
Hon. I with to know whether during the passage down
your thought* were directed an to the amount of (team
ah* wae carrying.
i carrying,
ordan obj<
defendant'! negativing
Mr. Jordan objected aa there waR no possibility of the
the answer as to what his thoughts
The Court permitted the witneaa to explain hi* anawer.
The Judge, to witness ? IHd you notice the guage. A.
Mt. Q. How do you wiah to be underatood. A. 1 mean
to lay that I never \ isited the engine room, and did not
aee the guage.
Cross-examined by Mr. Wheaton? I have been engaged
to working ailver ever since I waa sixteen yeara old; it
waa that name year that the Clay waa burned, and the
year before that I owned a at earn engine; probably 1
iwned it a year and a half; 1 had an engineer to run it; at
ttaes I run it myself aa engineer; 1 run it about one week,
when it waa Aral put up; 1 had no engineer at the time;
M waa constructed, I ahould aappo.se. very diasimilar from
Ike engine of the Henry Clay; 1 have frequently run it all
day , at other times, from time to time, before the Henry
(lay waa burned, and since
To a Juror? It waa about a aix home power. Q. f p
ytoht or horizontal ? A. Horizontal.
To Mr. Wheaton ? This is all the science I have learned
aa to ate am enginea; I think I got on board the Clay at
?bout 9 o'clock, at Newburg; I think the size of the cylin
der of my engine was about a aix inch bora, and twenty ?
tor* inch stroke; the amount of ateam it carried was
eighty pounds to the inch, sometimes not over forty
pea ad a; I went directly to tne promenade dejk with my
wife ana little boy when I got on board, and I remained
tkaore pretty much all day ; ia the fore part of the day on the
Jorward part of the deck near the machinery, in advance of
the smoke pipe, on the tide of the pilot house. very near it;
?or hacks rested against the pilot house part of the time;
H was rather warm ? pretty hot ; I selected it for the pur
pose of viewing the scenery on the river; could not view
Iba scenery from any other part of the boat so well; I had
teen up that part of the river once before : I wax in the shad*
of the pilot house; 1 both sat and stood; I had my wife
and child there; I think they staid there while 1 did; I
thiak I left that pert of the boat immediately after we
paused a landing on the eaat side. (J What land
tog)1 A. We did not make the landing; it waa after
we passed a sloop, which separated ua from the
Armenia, and that was five or six miles below Bristol; I
want to the after part of the promenade deck; I returned
to that part of the deck again; I can't say when; I was
there perhaps half a dozen times that da; ; I remained
aa the after part of the beat till after the" collision; I was
there tho time it occurred; I am unable to sayfhow long
It was after the collision I returned to the pilot house: I
took my wife and child there again; we took a seat on tne
left (the east) aide uf the pilothouse; 1 have no reeollec
ttoa whether it was in he sun or in the shade; found it
vary pleasant there: there was a slight breeze blowing; we
ware going in the eye of the breeze; 1 believe there
was no awning there to screen us ; we sat there
the greater portiot of the way from Newburg to West
faint ; we were probably between West Point and Stony
Point when 1 left that part of the boat next time . it
?tight have been an hour or sn hour and a half before the
alarm of fire ; went back again the second time to the
?torn on the same deck, and remained there till the fire ;
J have had no experience in running steamboats or man
aging an engine on board steamboats 1 measured the size of
the ropa with my eye ; 1 am positive it was thicker than
?m af your fore fingers: I call it a tope'in stead of a cord;
it waa not what was called a cord [diagram of the ma
ahinery produced] ; I did not observe any pulliea.
4. The rope that you speak of, did you observe was net
attached to the lever, but to something above it?
A. No iir;I swear positively the rope waa attaohed
to the lever; I saw the other end of thi rope come in con
toet with something; I swear positively that 1 saw the
ether end of the rope attached to a piece of joice; the uae
aaade of the rope was to fasten down the lever; I swear to
that; it could n?t have been there for any other purpose.
Q. How far distant were the two connections of the
?epe 1
A. I ahould judge about two feet; the rope wan passed
war and .tied under the lever; I can't say if one end ef the
lepe run aown to the engine room ; the pieoe of joice that
erne end was attached to was on the promenade deck.
Q. Did you aee the other end of the rope? A. I have
aot said positively that I saw the other end of the rope?
I know that the steam engine* siould be 10 constructed
with pulleys to raise the safety valve; 1 can't Hay whether
that was positively done in this instance; I know that it
la proper that the rope attached to the pulleys ahould go
to the engine room. Q. Do you know the size of the
valve that waa secured by the lever? A. I do not; I don't
kaow the size of the weight that would be required to
keep dewn the valve, but I know the size of the weight
that was on it; 1 did not speak to any of the officers about
thia rope fastening down the safety valve; I was not
afraic of my life when sitting near the pilot; the reason
that 1 did not make my discovery known was because my
wife wa* very much frightened all day.
Mr. Wheaton ? That's the reason you did not speak to
as officer about the safety valve being fastened down.
Q. How came you to take your wife alongside ma
aktoery if she waa frightened ? A. She got quieted after
we passed the Armenia. Q. Do you think that in case of
any explosion there would be less danger near the toiler?
A. My idea hi that if there waa any explosion it would
he better to be killed right away (laughter) ; I did not
*%vlag my wife and child there for the purpose of being
killed right away ; 1 said that the first time her steam
waa blown off was when I was lying near the railway
track, 1 was in the water when I say my life was in dan
ger: I jumped off at the stern. Q. Did it not occur to you
Sbat that rope would burn off ? A. When the steam was
Mown off it was then I reflected that the valve was fas
tened, I didn't at the moment think bow it was lashed
A Jcror ? You said the steam was blown off at a point
?ear Newburg; would it not have been necessary for the
engineer to have come up and unfastened the rope, in
?veer to blow off her ateam?
A. I should think ao. but I did not see him do so.
Cross examined by Mr. McMahon? The engine 1 have
beea aw uBtomed to attend was a high pressure; I don't
kaow what kind of engine was used on thia boat; I know
It waa a low pressure, bit whose build I don't know; I
dea't think I should know how to work a low pressure en
gine, at the time I first saw Capt. Tallman, it waa just a
few moments after the collision: it was on the after part
ef the promenade deck, near bis own room, about mid
?hips; that's the first time I saw him on that daj>; I had
sees him before; it was not a great while after that I
aaw him leaning ovtr the guarl of the promenale
feck, behind the wheelhouse, looking at tne people
leaving and coming on board; she #as that time at the
4r?t wharf above Newburg; 1 don't know where he went
to; I next saw him in his stateroom; the vessel was then
at ttils aide of Stony Feint; I did not go into the state
room ; bo opened the window and looked out, and I ?aw
him , 1 did not see him after that; J did not see him when
I get on aliore; I raid T saw Mr Je?sup on that day; I
aaw him at tin- gang plank, assisting passengers off aai
on; ttat ia, if that Is the name of tho clerk; 1 did not
ebee-^e him taking tickets; I did not observe him but
twice in going down the river, I am unable to
toD at what other point, besides the gang plank.
I observed him. Q. Answer me why you did
act go dowii and mention the fact about the rope b> ing
tied round the valve, to the engineer ? you had time
enough before the tire ' A. My reason for not doing so
was, that the officers of the boat had been frequently re
monstrated with, and 1 thought it was useless; I had
plenty of time to go down, but that is my reason.
Cross examined by Mr. Jordan ? It was about live miles
belev, Bristol I saw the sloop that separated the Armenia
aad the Clay; I don't know where Red Hook is, or where
Barrytowu is; I think the aloop was within iiOO feet from
the east shore, and the Clay went east of the sloop; there
waa not sufficient space between the "loep and
the Armenia for the Clay to ge through ; the Clay
waf at the time of this application about half or three
una iters of a mile from the west shore. *1 Do you know
thai the Armenia crowded the Clay to get oil' to the Bris
tol dock ' a. i know she crowded us very close to the
eaat shore, y. Did you ever aay you could have pitched
a bisouit from the Clay to the shore f A. Xo; I UiinU I
?aid I could have tomed a coppcr to the shore; and 1
think 1 could have tossed a coppe.- from the Clay to thu
Armenia, which was about twenty feet from us; I don't
think tbey could have been more than treaty feet apart
when they were separated by the sl'xip; I have
no recollection how close the Clay was to the Ar
menia after she passed the tloop; perhaps
100 feet; when the Clay was 100 feet from ;lie Armenia
site (the Clay) was withfn 100 feet of the east shore. Q.
Did you ever time your engine to see bo* many miles an
hour she could run'; A. She couldn't run any. Q. Why?
A. She wa" a stationary, (laughter); she was used for
?oiling out silver; she had a safety valve and a pulley too;
the pie<-eof joice wliore the end of the rope was tie J was
act flat on the deck; It was down near the deck ; it stood
ap;I can't say how long it was, perhaps five or aix inches;
it might not have been aa long; I don't know what it was
put there for, tbough I Lave my mind what it was there for;
ft waa evidently not placed there that day; the smoke
eame acme 60 feet above the promenade dock; I
think I know the dlfferenct between the smoke pipe ami
the steam chimney; the steam chimney waa about twelve
feet or more abort the deck: I to not know how It was
connected with the bolltrs below; 1 have no knowledge of
a eiean drain being above tne deck and being connected
with tfce boilers by tube; there was a safety valve
there, it rested evidently on the top of the boiler,
bat 1 did not see what it rested on; 1 know there
waa a safety valve: 1 know there waa a connection
be tow decks, but I cannot tell what it waa. Q. ? Do you
know what the safety valve rested upon? A. ? It rested
?poo the ateam pipe; I cannot say whether the steam pipe
was vertical or horizontal; I think, though, it washori
aoatal ; 1 think it had to go in a horizontal direction to
?ft to the escape pipe. Q. ? Do you not know there waa a
?team drum aboie the deck ? A. ? I do not: I know there
was a connection below decks, but oan't tell what it was;
I eould feel the drums ? ithout touching them, (laughter) ;
I don't know any suck thing as a smoke damper In the
mnoke pipe. y. ? Can you swear that that was a steam
valve, and not asmoke damper, where you saw the smoke
a?ne out? A. ? I do swear that it was a steam valve;
I don't recollect that I swore f <\ as not near the pilot
kauie. eicept when my wife and child were with me; I
don't know whether I waa or not; 1 was observing the
eeenery, and very likely pointing out to my wife objects
en shore; we sat alongside of the pilot house; my wife
was leaning against ft; I was leaning against It psrt of
the time. V. Wereyoa or were you not? A. Yes, sir,
and no, fir, (laughter); I leaned against it part of the
time when on the eart slle, and on the west; I did not
apeak to the pilot at all; the windows were optn; my he id
waa within aix feet of the pilot's head; I have no
knowledge of hearing him sp?ak or any body
?peak. Q. Bow did yoa hear Collyer speak? A. I
did'nt say I heard Collyer speak at the pilot
bouse, y. Where did you hear Collyer give orders? A.
H was this gtntlenun; 1 presume this is Mr. Collyer (point
tog to Mr. C.) that I saw on tb? forwarl deck speaking
mt looking and snaking gestures as though lie was speak
tog 1* ?ome one in the pilot house. Q. Where else did
yen see |,(m give orders? A. I have stated before I did not
bear him give any orders until the discovery of the lire
ike only order ) heard him give was when the alarm t f
tee was given; 2 was sitting on the promenade deek ; I
I i'wMf a.' tMt ttat perce Co J
bar; the wards of the parson ware "?a aft, there is
mo danger;" that'* all 1 heard the pareon nay; I did not
hear that no re than onea; tor a minute after that I wan
where 1 could have heard the order if it waa given again;
it might bare been given again and I not hear it, for I
went forward with my family to aaaertain the cauia of
the alarm. Q. How waa that per Hon dressed who gare
the order? A. I think ha waa in his ?hirt sleeves; ha
wore varv near aa much hair on hia faoe aa CoUyer haa
now. I think hia whiakera are a little bit longer now
than they were than; I do not know hia voice; I have
??d Mr. Ridi'er on aaveral occasions ; I aid not
dine on board that cav; c inner waa announced between
Newburg and Went Point ; 1 do not know whether
there waa mora than one dinner. Q. Ittd you aaa CoUyer
after the dinter waa announced, before the alarm waa
given or after the lire ? A. I have no recollection. Q.
Describe the aize of the weight on the lever ? A. It waa
about four inehee aeroaa at the bottom; I am unable to
atate whether it waa round ar Kjuare; I think aquare; it
waa from fonr to fire inchea aeroaa at the bottom, and
tapered ap gradually, and waa about aix or aaven inchea
high; it waa some little amaller at the top than bottom;
it waa a good aized weight; I have no knowledge of the
amount of weight, but I should think it would weigh
from 16 to 20 lba. y. Look at the jury ballot box. Waa
it aa large aa that? A. No, air; 1 can't awear that it waa
round: lean only give my impressions at the preaent
time; it had every appearance of being made of cant
iron. Q. Can you form any diatinct idea whether a weight
of that size would not weifh aixty or Heventy pound*? A.
1 should think not, sir; 1 think it would not weigh over
fifteen or twenty pounds. Q Did you see any weight to
the damper of the smoke pipe? A. 1 have said 1 did not
aee any t ampar to the smoke pipe ; 1 did not see any other
weight there.
George P. Edwards, examined by Mr. Hall, deposed? I
reside in New York eity ; in the month of .July, 1862, 1 re
sided at Yenkera; my occupation at that time was hotel
keeper; I am in a hotel now at the corner of Forty-fourth
atreet and Sixth avenue; I was on board the Henry Clay
at the time she waa destroyed by lire; I came on board
at Poughkeepale, and intended to oome to New York; I
noticed that the Henry Clay was running pretty fast after
we left Poughkeep*ie; I counted the revolutions she waa
making; first at Newburg doek and again whan
she came out at the Highlands. <J. How many revolu
tions waa she making when she came eut at the Highlands?
A ? She was making fuel 28)?: 1 have often been a pas
senger on board of a steamboat; 1 have been employed
on board of a steamboat in the capacity of steward en the
North river boats; those going to Kingston, between
Kingston and New York.
? What object had you in view in oounting the revo
Ucjected to. Not admitted.
Q. ? Were you In tho habit of counting the revolutions
of paddle wheels when you were a passenger on board a
A.? Yea, air; 1 did it before and ainoe: I first saw
the Armenia when ahe came in sight at l'oushkeepsie; the
Henry Clay first touched tlie dock at i'oughkeepsie;
I csn't say how much ahead the llanry Clay was at the
Toughkeepsie dock; perhaps a minuU or half a minute;
?he had to wait for the lleury Clay to land; she came up
to the dock after the Henry Clay; when the fire broke out
I was leaning against the door of the fire room, looking
down into the lire room. CJ.? Where was the Henry Clay
when the fire broke out? A. ? About the middle of the
river; about half-way between Mr. Forrest's house and the
place where she ran ashore. Q. ? What did you observe
when you looked into the lire room ? A. ? I first smelt a
smoke; it was not like burning wood; it se?rmed to
me like the smell of oilcloth? Q. ? After you
perceived tie smell did you see the fireman do anything?
A. there waa one fireman in the Ureroem at the time; I
saw him start to get a pail of water; he got the pail of
water and daahed it up against the main deck, right at
my feet. Q. Where did he get that bucket? A. I
thought the bucket of water was in the fireroom at the
time; he then called to another fireman, or to the second
pilot, who waa on the main deck, to fetch him some
water; that person went to the water tank and got some
water; 1 did not wait to see If he aanded It to the other
At this stage of the examination the Court adjourned
to 10 o'clock, A. M., Thursday.
*?3O,00O Worth of Properly Destroyed.
Incendiary Fires in Other Places.
&o., Ac., tc.,
The mail' jester day brought us the fall particulars of
the two destructive conflagrations which have recently
visited the cities of Cincinnati and St. Louis, and alio
accounts of dastardly incendiary attempts in other cities,
all of which will be found in detail below:?
[From the Cincinnati Gacette, Dot. 24. 1
One of the most destructive fires that ever visited our
city broke out on Saturday night, about half-past 6
o'clock, In Robert Getty 's Cincinnati^ team bakery, on the
corner of Baum and Cloon's alleys, between Front and
Columbia, and Sycamore and Main streets. The Ore ori
ginate from one (f the bake-ovens in the second story,
and spread with i uch rapidity that before.the arrival of any
1 of the tire apparatus, the entire building, five stories high,
wan demolished. Aided by a strong wind, the warehouses
! of Ross & Kicker and John Swasey As Co., adjoining, were
soon wrapt in flames, and the destruction of the entire
' block of buildings seemed inevitable.
I By the time the firemen arrived, the fire had crossed the
, alley' and was making fearful inroads among the bio res
' fronting on Sycamore steet ? the wind blowing to the eait.
Notwithstanding the firemen battled nobly and manfully
, with the fiery element, the amount of property destroyed
is Immense. The dames swept across Sycamore street,
anil l'ike's liquor store, and several of the business
i houses on that side of the street was supposed to be in
dunger. But by the use of wet carpets and continued
pouring ol? streams of water on the houses, they were
saved. The losses and Insurance, at near as we oould
learn, are as follows: ?
John Swasev AiCo.'s warehouse, filled with sugar, mo
lasses, and choice groceries, and alio the wreck of the
Col. Dickinson. I/Ot-?, $26,000 ? insurance $14,000 in the
Manufacturers, Cincinnati, Hudson River and Columbia
I offices.
Mitchell & Rammelsburg had their paint and varnish
rooms over Swasey&Co.'s warehouse. They had stored
a new set ef chairs for a steamboat, and several hundred
; dozen of split bottom chairs unfinished. l/)ss, $3,000 ?
insurance, $'2,000.
I Robert (ietty's steam bakery, adjoining, and hia store
on the opposite side of the alley, wero destroyed with
their contents. Loss, $12,000 ? insurance, $4,000 in the
Firemen's Office.
On the corner of Baum and Clion's alley, opposite
Ge'tys bakery, were tlie extensive warehouse* of Rosa &
Ricker and J. Shoenberger. The ware! ouse of the former,
filled w.tli groceries, was entirely destroyed. Ix>s< from
$2,500 to $3,000; fully insured in the Delaware and Mutual
Shoenberser's loss will not be over $.100 on stock ? fully
insured. The buildings of Ross ft Ricker wore owned by
Mr. JsTioenberger. Ix?* $3,000 ? insured.
The extensive liquor establishment of Wiltshire, Bristol
& Co. was all destioyed; loss $14,000; insured $9,000 in
the Merchants' and Manufacturers', Fireman's and Cin
cinnati offices. The books and papers were all saved.
The burning liquor poured out of the building into the
gutters, and ran down to the river, burning and bla/.ing
as it nas swept to the water's edge on the levee.
M. B. Ross, lienor dealer, adjoining, will also sustain a
I loss of about $' ,000, by the removing, burning andbrouk
ing of barrels and casks of liquor. Insurance $6,000, in
the Cincinnati And Franklin Philadelphia offices.
Cunningham, Williams & Co. will also sustain a loss of
about $100, by the breaking of property In removing.
N. H. k <?'. 11. Davis, grocery ami liquor store, with tho
exception uf ?ome stock, wai all destroyed : loss $16,000 ?
iui-ured for $6,000 in the Delaware, and Merchants' and
Manufacturers' offices.
The provision store of George F. >avls was nearly nil
destroyed; loss $3,000; insurance $0,000, in the .iFtna and
Hartford, and Merchants' and Manufacturers' offices.
The provision si ore of N. M. Florer was about one third
destroyed; lo-s, $6,000; insurance. $10,000 in the Ohio,
Merchants' and Manufacturers' offices. In the fourth
story of Mr. Florer's establishment was the sand paper
warehouse of John Van Amilnge ? nothing saved. Loss,
SI ,.">00 : no insurance.
The biick building occupied by William Walker for a
restaurant, was much danuiged In the rear. Loss about
$o00; insured.
; Mr. G?tty had, during Friday and Saturday, laid in a
new lot of flour, worth $?> per barrel, which made his loss
i much heavier than it would have been had tbfl fire occur
red on Thursday evening.
j Notwithstanding this great fire, those who suffered in
( consequence liaio already contracted for other business
i houses in the same neighborhood, and will resuiile busi
ness again to day, which is certainly characteristic of
, Cincinnati mercantile enterprise.
The property occupied by Mr. Getty, wo learn, was own
ed by a Mr. Norri-, who had no in-iurance on the build
! ings." Loss about $6,000. The buHdingfnccupied by Wllt
i shire, Bristol k Co., was owned l>y Mr. Cnarles Hartshorn,
j Lom $3,500; partly insured.
During the conflagration the houses and windows were
I filled with people, while the streets and sidewalks for
squares were greatly crowded, all anxious to obtain a
sight at the immense destruction of property that was
going on. The blue and red flames, an they curled Ho
ward toward heaven, the bnrsting of liquor casks, crash
ing of crockery, the incessant cracking of firecrackers,
acd occasional tumbling down of wallj, the uprising
of flakes of fire, and rlads of flying sparks, rendered
the scene terribly grand, and the sight most beautiful.
Ye--t*rdav the projierty saved was removed to other
houses, and snch of the walls as were standing were all
pulled down to prevent accidents. We are pleased to lie
able to say that in all the excitement ana oonfu-lon of
this destructive fire not a single accident occurred, and
aUo that the harmony which existed among all persons
connected with the fire department Is without a parallel
1 ?they are deserving of great credit.
[From the I<oulsvllle Times, Oct. '22. J
The most disastrous lire that has occurred In this city
for many years took nlace yesterday. The night previous,
the harness and trunk manufactory of Messrs. Winter ?
Fielding, on Fifth street, had been flrel. but it was
thonght the flames had been subdued with little com
parative loss. But, in the dead of tho night, when the
firemen had withdrawn and all was thought safe, the
flames buret f >rtb afresh, and speedily con mueloated to
the adjacent buildings. Vo grtat while hsd elap<ed be
fore the rear of the buildings fronting on Maine street
toek Are. and the devouring element seemed Invlnoible.
The Bremen worked with gr? at energy, and the worthy
Meyor, ever at his post, employed a cumber of persons
i toassiitln manning the engines. There was difficulty
in procuring water, and much of the loss may be ascribed
? to that fact. Atllrstthe wind was moderate, slightly
blowing from the northeast, wlAh prevented a greater
I destruction of property. When the large drug establish
' ment of Wilson, Starblrd k Smith naught, and the flames
' Uc cU, , Ujv ir? tw
rifle? the bright blaxe darting along the bun t?1im of
moke ud leaping off la eccentric flashes. The appoeiU
of Main street was frequently in danger. Theroefofthe
extensive house of Pollard, Prather k Smith wae frequent
\j ?? lire; but kj the timely application of watering poU
or buckets, tke tb reateuiog danger wan avoided.
The range of the Are wax from the beginning on Fifth
street, round the corner, and including wme of the heavi
est house* of the city.
The buildings destroyfd comprised two three storied
brick stores on Bullitt street, two four storied and Ave
three storied brick stores, including the oMce of the lx>u
isville Journal, between Main and Bullitt streets.
We cannot refrain from expressing our sympathy with
eur contemporary, for tbe inconvenience to which he has
been subjected, and trust that there will not be incurred
any pecuniary loss. However antipodean we may be In
politico, such a catastrophe has our sincere regret*. We
experience a similar feeling for all who have sustained
The houses destroyed were occupied by Winter k Field
tag, and the lxmisville Rolling Mill Company, on Fifth
street; I-oulkvllle Journal, T. C. Coleman k Co., iron store;
Sel. Bart k Co., clothiers; A. A. Baxter Ac Co., and W.
Cooper, tin, copper and stove stores; Kahn k Wolfe, dry
foods; Wilson Starbird k Smith, drug store; Tachan k
Muling, fancy store; E. Holbrook k < '<>., tobaceo store;
and Bach k Herzog, dry goods and clotting. The losses
areas fellows: ?
Jachan k Muling, wholesale dealers in fancy andlva
riety goods, insured for $8 000; E. Holbrook, tobajonUt,
*3,000; Bach * Herzog, wholesale <lry goods dealer*, in
sured for $25,000; Wilton Starbird & Smith, wholesale
druggists, insured for $60,000; S. Hart, wholesale clothier,
$20,000 insurance; Baxter k Brother, wholesale stove
men, $3,000 Insurance: C. B. Cooper; wholesale turner
and dealer in castings, $4,000 insurance; Kahn & Wolf,
wholesale clothiers; $26,000 insurance; IxiuUville Jour
nal office. $10,000 insurance; Ixiuisville Rolling Mill Com
pany, $13,000; Winter & Fielding, $66,000.
The losses just mentioned are distributed as follows
among the different insurance companies:
American, Phila $15,000 Delaware, Mutual. . . . $10,000
Franklin, Phila 16, UU) .Klna, Hartford 15,000
Home, New York 1U,U00 Madison, of Madiaoa. . . 10,000
Howard, New Orleans. 9,000 Hartford, of llartf-rd. 10,0 0
Fianklin, Louisville.. . 11,000 Merchants. Louiaville. 6,0 0
Firemena', do 6,000 M rine A Fire, do... 2,jo0
Globe, Utica, N. Y 7,600 Protection, Hartford. . 4,000
Commercial, S. C 0,000 Firemena' k Meehau
Louieville Mutual 6,000 ic's, Madison 6,000
Franklin. New York. . r>,uoo Hudson River, N. Y.. . 6,000
Royal, Liverpool 10,000
A slight breeze prevailed during most of tbe time, and
frequently houses on the opposite side of Main, street
caurht|from the intense heat.
There was an incident during the progress of the Are of
thrilling interest. Young Mr. Metcalf, son of Col. Met
calf, and two of the carrier boys of the Ixiuisville Journal,
were out upon the roof of the printing office, when sudden
ly they* found themselves entirely surrounded by the
Aery element. Narrower and more narrow grew the
space in which they most anxiously huddled in the hope
or escape. By the timely application of a long ladder
they were rescued, whep every hope had departed
and thev wtre ready ?> jump into the
Patrick shannon, an tndustrious locksmith ana ??,,
maker, lost his life at the Are, by filling through the
batch of Winter k Fielding", on Fifth street, while the
house was in flames. He was dragged out of the cellar,
into which he had fallen, by means of hooks, but life was
extinct. He had been suffocated. An inquest was held
on the body. He leaves a wife and family.
fever* 1 firemen were Injured at the fire by falling walls,
though none seriously, excepting John Walls, of the Hook
and ladder Company ef P ew Albany. He received several
severe contusions on tlie head. A member of the New
Albany Fiie Company was severely injured. Another per
son received a less serioas injury. Several very narrow
escapes were made, including that of a bold lire nan, who
was hit in the rear by a failing brick, which knoeked him
into a cellar, mnch astonished, but unhurt.
After the fire bad been extinguii hed, or rather run out,
(the whole block having been consumed,) the walU were
pulled down by order of the Mayor.
[From the Chicago Journal, Oct. 22.]
An alarm of fire was given about ten o'clock last even
ing, which proceeded from a carpenter's shop, on the cor
ner of Clark and Kinzie streets. Tlie Are was extinguished
without much damage.
At ha'f-past ten another alarm was given, this time
proceeding from the barn of J. L. Brown, on Ohio street,
north side, which was consumed, together with about
two tons of hay.
About an hour afterwards still another alarm was
given which proved to be another barn, belonging to Mr.
<?. A. Robb, on an alley . back of Indiana street, near Dr.
Her rick's residence. It was set on fire while Brown's barn
was yet burning, but discovered in time to prevent much
Not long after a fourth barn on the alley back of Ohio,
between Rush and Pine streets, was totally burned, with
about two tons of hay.
Tke alarm at half-past six was false.
A mast destructive Ore occurred in Pittsburg on the
33d inst?nt, which destroyed property to the value of at
leasl $39,000. During the Are a riot occurred between
two companies of firemen, and several of the memterg
were severely injured. The Are broke out in Mr. Irwin's
founder, on Main and Cherry streets, which was entirely
destroyed. Some ten or twelve buildings in all were
The Bath Mirror states that no less than Ave Ares were
set in Richmond on Sunday night. Tke house of Mr.
Dinsmore was the Arst, the stable of Mr. Hagar was the
next discovered, and i ext the stable of Mr. Blur, and next
a woodshed on Front str*? t, and lastly in the rear of T.
J. Southard's store. No clue to the Incendiaries.
At North Amherst, on Friday morninp, the Tenney
Knitting Factory, owned Viy l<eonard Nason,of Nasonville,
R. I., was entirely destroyed by (ire, together with all the
machinery. The loss is estimated at $'J,000; Insurance,
On the 24tb inat., the Ludlow bridge, about two miles
beyond Cumminsville, on the Ciscinnati, Hamilton and
Dsytoa Railroad, was discovered to be on lire, and was
noon entirely destroyed. This accident is believed to hare
been the work of an incendiary. The trains were pre
vented from making their regular runs.
WKPjnBniY, Oct. 20 ? 8 P. M.
Holders of fancy stocks are again in the ascendancy.
There was an advance to day in nearly every fancy in the
lift, with transactions to a considerable extent. We do
not observe any particular improvement in the money
market, bat there is evidently more confidence in the
future, and a growing disposition on the part of capitalists
to purchase at the depreciation in prices. Railroad bonds
were freely offered to day, and as freely taken. Krie, Hud
son River, and New York Central Bonds were the princi
pal kinds offered. Bifck stocks were pressing for sale,
and shares of Rome of the most prominent bankK in Wall
t treet were sold. All these which have ruled at very high
premiums are gradually settling down to par, while
others, which have been well managod, but of moro re
cent organization, are steadily advancing to par. The
revulsion in the stock market has nearly wiped out the
swarms of mining companies which ha\e been so rapidly
maaufactured within the past two years. The most pro
minent of those bow in the market are t'aily operated
in at the regular board of broker*. The Sew Jersey Zinc,
Pennsylvania '/.in c, l'otosl Lead, Mcfulloch Cold, ami
Gold Hill, daily find purchasers at current rates, showing
outsiders have confidence in them. At the first board to
day Krie lionds, 1871, advanced per cent; N. Y. Central
Bonds, 1>?; Hanover Bank, ){; Bank of Njrtk America,
2; Morris Canal, X; N. J. Zinc, Florence and Keyport,
1; Pennsylvania Coal, }a; Parker Vein, J,'. N. Y. Central
Bailroad. 1; Long Island, ; Norwich and Worcester, '.k ;
Erie Railroad, 1; Harlem Railroad, 1; 1 loading Railroad,
I.1*; Hudson River Railroad, 1; and New Ilaven Rail
road, l)f. All others remain withoat change, with an
upward tendency. Ho* long this improvement will be
sustained is a question for purchasers to consider. Iu
some instances it may be permanont, but as a general
thing it cannot but be ten porary. A reaction after such
a great decline is natural. Speculators, however, are apt
to lock upon it as a permanent movement, and operate
accordingly. It is dangerous to trust any favorable
change unless real, bmia-fulf, substantial reasons exist
why it should occur. We see no cause for the present
advance in prices, for worthies* fancy stocks, other than
that before alluded to. It must be borne in mind that we
have before us a long, dull season, when speculation is
usually qaiet.
At the Mining Board to day the transactions were as
follows : ?
800 shs Beep River Cl.bGO 65 200 shs Gold Hill .... s30 3)?
200 Conrad Hill 1 luo do 3 'i
200 do ..s3. 1 100 do b3 4
100 do reg 1 360 Ulster Mining Co.. . 2'?
The receipts at the office of the Assistant Treasurer at
this port to day, amounted to 9122,131 72; payments,
9221,218 Sft? balnnce. 97,880,110 23.
The news fiom California by the stoom hip MfxiM.it
New OrleiiBf tiom \ern Cruz, and the steamship Northern
Light st Norfolk from Sin Juan de Nicaragua, is two
weeks later. The comuieicial accounts are favorable,
and the intelligence relative to mining operations en
couraging. The shipments of gold from San Francisco
on the 80th of September by the Nicaragua and Panama
steamers, amounted to about three millions of dellars.
The reports in circulation in relation to an arbitration
between C. Vanderbilt and the Nicaragua Transit Compa
ny, and that bonds had been signed, &c., we are assured
upon good authority are entirely untrue. A copy of tho ac
counts, we understand, Iras been plaoed in the hands of
the Transit Company, showing a large balance due Mr. C.
Vanderbilt, to recover which he will unquestionably re
sort forthwith to such legal remedies as are at his dispo
sal. We think it behooves the stockholders to look after
their interests.
It is not surprising that the Central Railroad Company
should be compiled to disappoint the stockholders of a
good fat dividend, when we look into the very peculiar
organisation whereby a capital of 926,000,000 in itock
wa? created, covered with a debt of 9H, 000, 000 iu six per
cent bonds. Those bonds are constantly falling in prices,
the last sale having been at 91 per cent, and should a
b'-s* Jbc fv.-ccO os tt*rk?t, wjii ic^t
?r later happen, they would enuntnl no mow than
fifty or sixty per cant These boada appear aa a Han oa
the entire property. c*Dsei|u<-auy are eouaideied good if
there be any value in the road provided there be no com
petition limn constructed, but a certain aontiagenoy may >
arise touching the legality of the issue, that would inaka
them nearly worthless. There i six* a wide Margin for
depreciation in the stock. In order to comprehend the
true prospect of a very serious decline, we have only to look
to tke fall in the stock af the Baltimore and Ohio Railrotd
Company. Tlutt stock haa sold at 95 per cent, it 1s now
selling at 42 a 43 per cent. That the stock of a Company
doing almost as much bextuesH as the New York Central;
sad whese road ro ns to the centre of the richest section of
the country, should suffer such an enormous <lepreciatien, la
not so extraordinary as the faot that the Central a to ok is
so well maintained, one of these day* all the ineoniis
tencies will be regulated.
Stock Exchange.
Wh.nbuut, Oct. 26. 185.1.
-?00 sha far V'n 0oal.a3 11 V
40 do 12
60 do ?3 UlC
50 do blO 12
150 l'heaix Kin 0o..a3 15>;
160 New Creek Coal Co. 2~>i
150 do 3
7 New York Cea RR.109'*
23 do 109 H
50 do ?b7 110
190 do s3 1 10
200 Long Island HK.s.'l 27 V
000 do s3 28
5 Nor 4 WorRR.... 61>i
75 do b7 51
5 Ifrle RR 71tf
do s3 71>a
$1000 lT 8 6'a, '67.. a3. 122 V
1000 Ind. State 6'a. ... 97 *
500 California 7 'a, '70. 82
3000 do ?3 ftO
1000 Krie Income bda. t?a
4000 Krie Con bds'71 . c 84?'
3000 Erie Con bda, '82. c 87 1 '
5000 HudRiv 1st Mt 101"
W00 Hud R1t 2d Mrt )>s 9.1
Hud ('fn W?, s3 80>i
?IMMJU <10.,,. c 87
2000 111 Central RR bda 7 9#
1000 111 Cen RR bda, '75 01 1 -
3000 NY Cent RR bda. of"
4000 do 9] 1 -
276 aha DeUillud Can 104 V
r ^York State Rank 108
oBank (Am me roe. 103
85 Hanover Bank 88
5"k N America. 100
10 Metropolitan Bk.. loo
6 Continental Bank. 98
Guial s3 14 w
l??r* nt?B Co 1,3 ,?i7?
100 1 arv linprov Co, a3 7
Wne 00 ??? ?-') 91.'
50 Flor & ;Keyp<,rt Co 0
126 do ?!?
lOOGoldHlU Mine a 9
?J? * 3*
100 do b3 4
100 McCullocli Cold. b3 7 is
2f0 Potosi I^ad Co . . b3 51?
1001'a & la Zinc Co. . . jl'
400 >ic Tran Co. . . b00 24
m i::::::rJSS
$? J' b3 22,'a'
*J? bl? 22-V
fX *? ?3? 22 j,'
?!<> h3 22 K
:J?? <lo b30 23
-00 do 'i.iv
'?WO Cumb Coal Co. . . . . 33 ?
jf-o do'; "iss-fc
160 d0..v; c mx
wo do
60 do b60 36 V*
200 I'enn Coal Co. . b3o I03
U0 do 102V
do b00 104
25 IS Ind Construct'n 100
24 Cin II &I)RR,... a8
?8000 Ind 'a State 5 . , 97
1700 City 6's, '66 90
3000 NY Cen^ RR bds. 91!'
1000 Hudson Conv bda 87
30 shs Metiop Back 100
19 Hanover Hank .... 87
? J?14' Hud CanalCe 104 ' '
200 Canton Co blO 24 '*
100 Cumberland Coal . . 33' *
100 do 331'
100 do infc
J?? do b30 34 V
100 do 33^
67 Stonington RR ... 63 \ ?
200 l'arkei Vein Coal.. 11 r<
150 do 12
lOOFlorfcKey JtStk bl6 6W
50 New Jersey Zinc Co 0 j'
J?? do b3 0 V
100 do b90 10 U
150 Mca Transit Co..k3 22 V
160 do 22*<
60 Mich Cent RR . . . b3 lOO^
do a3 71^'
do 71 %
do alO 11X
do BflO 71, '?
do 71 ^
do b3 72
do sl5 71V
do. ... . . .slO 72
do ?3 72
110 Harlem RK 62
100 do e 61 \
200 do e o\%
200 do b30 53 ?
100 do b30 63
100 do bfiO 64
100 do b00 54 W
70 do 52
50 Stoning ton RR. s60 tla
60 do s3 03
6 do G3J{
60 do 63V
200 do bl5 03 %
71 do blO 03 W
100 Reading RR.....y3 72V
200 Huds River RR. s3 00 V
110 do c 60
100 do s30 00
MX* do *3 00
10? ? ? do blO 60 >'
8 Mich So Construe. .102
6 1 'una ma RR 81)
25 do.. , . . . b4in 94
17 do 88
60 do M0 91
160 aha McCul CoId.b.'J ~
150 do b90 8 H
100 Cold Hill Mine.... 4
400 do ... 3 Ji
.">00 do 3 \
26 Nor & Wor;RR.... 61 I
400 liarlem RR .... boO 54
50 do 62
50 New York Cent RR 110 ^
50 do 110
103 do 1105?
20 Brie Railroad 72 V
150 do 72
100 do sCO 72
250 do a3 72
10 do.. 72>i
10 Banama RR 87 ^
70 Harlem RR l'ref. ..100),'
50 N Indiana Const. .100
30 Sixth Aveuu#RR. 97
100 Reading RR...k30 72*
100 do 72\
Wkixwdat, Oct. 520 ? 8 P. M.
Apiikk. ? Only 300 bhla. changed hands, at $5 60 for
pearls, anl (5 02 X for pots, per 100 lbs.
Brkadhtcito. ? Hour continued to favor buyer*. The
day's transactions reached 10,200 bblii; (tour at $6 37 X a
$5 60 ; superfine No. 2 at $5 03 X a $0 llfj< ; ordinary to
choice State at $0 31)* a $0 00; though it was rumored
that lots oT common Oswego were procured is low as $0
25; mixed to fancy Western at $0 31)4 a $6 60; and other
(rrades at proportionate figures. Some 600 bbls. superfine
Canadian were sold at $6 76. There have been 1,300 bbla.
Southern bought at $0 08 a $6 87 >? for mixed to good;
$6 87 >; a $7 for favorite; and $7 a $7 37 for fancy, per
bbl. Frost's extra buckwheat flour was in demand, at
$5 25 per bbl. Xo change occurred in rye flour or corn
meal. Wheat wns rather heavy and lower. The opera
tions embraced 52,000 bushels white at $1 53 a $1 68 f ir
fair to prime Genesee; $1 50 for Michigan, $1 40 for Ohio,
and $1 45 for Tamilian and Southern. Rye, barley ami
oats were unaltered Cora waa still cheaper. The sales
included 28,000 bushels at 75c. a 77c. for mixed Southern
and Western; and 7 tic. for yellow do. per bushel.
Coal.? A sale of 160 tons Liverpool orrel transpired, at
$11 per chaldron.
Coma was in improved request. The business com
prised 600 pkgs Java, at 11 \c.; 200 do. Kin. at lOJ^c. a
ll.Vc. ; 300 do. Maracaibo, at 10\'c ; and 50 do. St. Do
mingo, at 9>?c. per lb.
Cotton. ? The advices received frem the Southern Statea
in relation to the iujury Cone to the growing crop by
Irofct, have favorably affected the trade in this market.
Today'* sales amounted to 3,031 bales including 073
bales for export. 626 for home use, 005 to speculators,
and 768 uncertain The prices realized were J,'c. a '^'c.
per lb. above yesterday's rates.
FihkQucvkk1*.? We heard that 400 boxes Canton, 40
packs, were sold at $1 60 per box.
FKKioiim ? Rates continued steady, while vessels were
scarce. To Liverpool, we have to notice engagements of
2,500 bbls. flour, at 3s. 0d., and about 12,000 bush* Is grain,
at 13d. in bulk ; for cotton, 3,d. was demanded. To l<ondoa,
s vessel nas chartered to load with about 1,500 bbls. Uour
at 4s. 6d., and 10,000 bushels grain at 16d., in bulk, and
4,000 bbls. Hour were engaged, besides, at 4s. 6d. a 4s. 9d.,
and 10,000 bushels grain, at lfld. To Iltvre, about 400
bbls. ilour were engaged at 85c., and some lots wheat at
24c. A small vessel was engaged for Rouen, to load with
wheat, at 28c. A vessel was chartered te lead with lum
ber, fer Buenos Ay res, at S22 per thousand. To Antwtrp,
10,000 bushels grain were engaged at 17\'c. A vessel was
engaged at Boston, to load at St. Johns, X. B , for Liver
pool, at 132?. 6d. To California, rates by clippers were at
f)6c. a 00c. per foot, and to Australia, at about 55c. per
foot, measurement.
Hat. ? Sales of 1.500 bales river were made to shippers,
at 70c. a 76c. per 100 lbs.
lIoKir ? There havo been 35 tierces and 8S bbls. Cuba
purchased for home use, at 68c. a 00c. per gallon.
Ikon. ? A lot of 40 tons Scotch pig was obtained at $33,
cash, per ton.
I^tiis.? Eastern were plenty, and worth no moro than
$2 per thousand
Navai. Stow*. ? Rosins ruled about the same. The trans
actions in crude embraced 500 bbls. crude, at $1 87>e,
and 000 bbls. spirits, at 07c., casli and short credit.
Oil.". ? Whale and sperm were unchanged. We noticed
sales of 160 baskets olive at $4 an<l a few thousand
gallons linseed at 7lc. a 72c.
Prd\ iwoks. ? Pork was in better request. The sales com
prised l>50 bbls. Western, at $10a$10 26 for mess; ami
#13 12, 'j a #13 '.6 for prime, per bbl. Cut meats did
not vary much. The sales of lard reachcd 00<? bbls.,
common to prime, at 11 1 ,c. a 11 \'c. per lb. Only 200
bbls. beef changed hands at former imitations. Butter
und cheefe were unaltered.
Reai. Ektatk ? Sales at auction: ? By A. J. Bleecker.? 1
lot on Forty-ninth street. 225 feet f:ora Eleventh avenue,
104x25 (with four story frame lion e.in rear, )$3, 076; 2 lots
on Eighty* seventh street, near Eleventh avenue. $480sacU,
$900; 2 do. adjoining, mine size. 9378 each, #'50; 2 lots
26x108 on Eighty-seventh street, near Eleventh avenue,
opposite the above, $500 each, $1,000 ; 2 do. same size, on
each side, adjoining, $495 each, $900; 2 do. Fifty lifth St.,
near Sixth avenue, 25x100.5, $725 caoh, $1,460 2 do.
Forty fourth street, near Sixth avenue, 26x100 5, $2,025
each, $4,050; 1 do. Sixty second street, 25x100, $2,000: I
do. Thirtieth street near Fifth avenuo, 26x98.9, $4,400.
By Albert H. N'icolay ? East Newark Property. ? One lot
on F.utx street, 76x100, $105 one on Bergen street, $105;
one on Essex street, $1 fO; one on Bergen street $106; one
on Essex strett, $170 one on Bergen street, $105; one on
Railroad avenue, $285; one on Es^ex street, $250; one on
Railrr ad avenue, $280 one corner of Bergen and Fifth
streets, $245; one adjoining on Bergen street, $185; one
corner of Sussex and Finn street, $..'45; one ou Sussex
street, $'-!00; one adjoining on Sussex street, $195; two ilo.
do., $870; one corner Middlesex nnd Fourth street, $200;
one on Fourth street, $176; seven on do., 1,225; one on
do., $185; one on do., $175; three on do , $511); one corner
Fourth" and Sumer?et street, $195: ono on Essex street,
$185; three adjoining on do.. $526: four do. do., $720; one
on Railroad avenue, $190; two on Essex street, $420; one
on do., $180: one on Railroad avenue, $250; one on do., $240;
one on do,, $145 eight on Sumerset street, $1,4*0; four on
Middlesex street; $700: one on Sussex street, $200; Ave,
du., $900; six do., $1,140; six do, $1,170: louronEssex
street, $000; four on Bergen street, $700; five do., $850;
two do., $360; six on Sumerset street, $1,200: nine on Sus
sex street, $1,065; ?ne on Bergen street, $220; livedo.,
$1,125; ten on Railroad avenue, $2,650; two on Bergen
street, $340; three on Essex street, $525; three ou Sum
erset street, $496; five do., $s50.
SroAR* displayed increased animation. The sales ?f the
day consisted of 600 hlids Cuba, at 4 '4c. a 5 '4'c. ; and 550
do. New Orleans, at 4^0. a 5c., per lb.
Tobaooo. ? The operations embraced 40 hhds. Kentucky,
at 7 Vc. a 10c.; 40 bales Havana, at 30c ; and 86 bale*
Cienfuegos on private terms.
Wwnkry. ? The actual transactions did not exceed 600
bbls., chielly Prison, at 32c. a 33c., cash und time, with
interest added. A lot of 100 bbls. i-eceived to-day, were
previously sold and reported. It is to be sent out of the
of the Astor House, lined with blaok silk, sleeves lined
with oraage colored silk If the holder of the coat will send
the bundle of papers to the subscriber he will bo much obliged.
WILLIAM 8. WEED, Albany.
T?jr^?0K*K8 -STOLEN. Tins MORNINO \
* l|l?pine wa*eh, white face, with a gold *nard chain
r .v ed. A suitable reward will he paid for tho
return of the same to the offlce of the St. Nicholas HoteL
VOil/vV ? any price, ? BRISTOW positively insures this
at tlio private parlers, 29.1 Broadway. Call. Antoxrapbs
and cards written. Families attonded to at any honr from
A. M. to H f. M. fcltliciis and ?trnn|(er* tlease call to day
the mini.
XX b?ri of ttii company *re ruuiM to >IU>4 a special
at the truok bouse, Third avenue ?4 Eighty fenrtk
?trrit, ob Thursday evsning, 27th inst. , at 7X o'clock, on bu
siness of pnt importance. By order
G bo. L. Oaeoni?, Beefy. JOSEPH QlUT, Tonm*.
JJi Kino Company, held on Thursday October SO,
18.\i, it wan unamiui o?ly
Voted, That the resolutions submitted by the enmmitie*
appointed to prepare such for presontation to the City Coun
til, which have been adopted by the company aa expressive
of their sentiments, be published in the Provide acc Joarnal
and Poet, in the Philadelphia Ledger. in th? New Vork
Herald, in tlie Bolton Evening Journal, and tha Firemen's
Own. H. T OH ACE, Secretary.
Whereas, Tha Water Witch Engine Company No. 0, at a
duly notilied meeting. held at their statiou on the evening af
tlie 17th inst., passe'l unanimously a series of resolutions,
declaring their intention of withdrawing from, and dissolving
tlieir connection with, tie 1'ire Department of tha city af
Providence; and
Whereas. They deem it right and proper that the Hoaer
able the Common Council, and the citiioas of Providence,
?hould become fullv i>"i?"?ed of tlie rtasoas which kave iu
duced them t) take tbia atap; therefore
Resolved, That they view with deep regret the combination
of circumstances which constrains tham to dissolve their
connection with the Pitt Department af tlie city of Provi
Reiolvad, That the causes which havs lad to tbia dissclu
lion are aa fellow*:?
let. The very generally received and rapidly prevailing
epinion? whether juat or unjust? that the oondact of tha
body of men composing the Providence Fire Department haa
not been auch aa to merit the approbation of well disposed
2d. The very great difficulty, amounting almost to inpossi
bility, la t>ns<'i|uence of the prnvaleuce of the above named
opinion, of obtaining as aotive membere sf the compaay
men ef respectability, with whom they would be willing to
associate in the ordiuary avocations of lif-i.
3d. Tha unwillingness they fi el, upon the occasion of any
disturbance in the department, to assume to themselves any
portion of tlie sweeping denunciations which, on such occa
sions, are so indiscriminately and liberally bostowed from
every cpartcrTupon tiremcn.
4th. The lack of decision of eharaoter and moral oourage
displayed on the part of those charged with the enforcement
of the city ordinances in relation ti. the Fire Department,
who, from (to say the least,) mistaken notions of policy,
withhold from companies transgreesing tha rules of the do
{artment their proper censure, aud, on such occasions, seem
o draw no lino of distinction between the aggressors and
the aggrieved.
9th. The conviction that they are but illy resulted for the
arduoas and unselfish labors in discharge of their assumed
duties, which subject them in many instanoes to tha peril ef
life, in all, to that of health, and besides ? whioh is not an
unimportant consideration to those less richly endowed with
tl Is world's goods than ire many who withhold from them
tlieir meed of approbation? to a considerable expense en
tailed upon tlcui by the destruction of olothiag. From any
whs would urge in reply to this, that it it done from choioe,
they would inquire it that fact lessens the obligation eon
Such should remember that it is quite passible for the young
men of this city to expend their surplus energies ;in associa
tions of other natures, ol' less public utility, but affording to
them equal satisfaction.
Resolved, That in view of the reasons above enumerated,
the only course left to this company, consistent with a due
regard ta their own dignity and self respect, was tie one
which they havo taken, anil however much they may legrct
the necessity, yet the} think their decision to adopt it must
be by all considered r a moat adviaalile.
Resolved, That this company would suggest for the con
deration of some of our wealthy and iaflnontial citiien*,
diti'on ofl"fffe*WpflKiift#oinc extent, resaonaible for the eon
whetter, in accepting the services"** til so much deplore,
tion, preferring it to one in which men would raocivetsnUit
peusation for their service*, they are not bound to yield to
it their approbation aud encouragement ; particularly, as
fudging from the result of the reennt vote on the question of
introducing water into tho oity, they seem tolerably well
satisfied of the efficiency of tho department, and of ita ability
to undergo any amount of fatiguo and unnecessary labor in
the discharge of its duties ; whereas, in too many instance*,
the disposition Is manifested to assigu to the firemen a low
position in the social scale, thereby rendering it impossible
to obtain accessions to the departmoiit_of men of standing
and respectability, whoso eoni-tant aim would be to elevate
its etaudarU ei' excellence.
W. H. P. STEERS, 1
B. STEVENS, > Committee.
Providence, Oct. 3', 1W3
sample emhroidcrigLmarked S. S. in % diamond V eut
?ide, No. 19, has been Biffing since Saturday, B?h Inst. I tax
rived via the Norwich iteamkoat or Fall river line, and haa
probably been taken away by miitake. A liberal reward will
le paid upon iU delivery to Adams A Co., 69 Broadway.
Found-by the police or the fifth ward, on
the night of the l.'lth Inst., a bay horse and harnees, an>l
is now at the livory stable. 36 North Meore street. Knot
called for wisbin three dsys. will be sold to pay expenses.
Lost-passing through henrt street, mon
tayue plaoa and Faltoa avenne, a lady's geld watch aad
otiain, two keys and gold pen oil. The owner's nunc, "Aa
gie," engraved on the watch ease. The iader will be saitably
reward od by leaving it in Oxford street, second doer from
Fultonavenue, next door te Rev. Or. Cox's home, Brooklyn,
or at Me. I Jauncey oonrt, Wall street, New York.
ttrect, near Second avenue, via Broadway and University
place, to Dr. llntton's church, Washington square, a hair
bracelet? live or six twisted strands -gold clasp and hair
basket attached. A liberal rowurd will oe paid by returning
it to 428 Fourth street.
a small slut, cross of black and tan and King Charles;
answers to the name of "Carrie." Whoever will return her
to 378 Fourth avenue, will be very handsemely rewarded.
nue and Morrisanla, probably in the Sixth or Third avenue
cars, or llarlem stage, three $M gold nieoea and two eotagnn
shaped gold dollars, sewed in a pieoe of eetton. Any one re
turning them to THOMAS WALSH, 180 Broome street, shall
be liberally rewarded^
teen left in one ol the Fifth avenuo stages, when K^ing
lr?in Sovi-nteouth to Thi ty second street, on Tuesday cvin
ing. Any person who may have found the same, will bo paid
the cost of ne n keys, by leaving them at No. a) West Seven
I tenth street, or at Moequera & Co.'s, lS'J Front street.
nue C, a silver hunting watch, No. 5,171. The findir
v ill be liberally rewarded on leaving the watch at 'M avenue
C, for Joseph ArgucBas.
omnibus, a hlack leather travelling bag, containing some
ariicles-of clothing. The owner loft the omnibus at tno cor
ner of Broadway and Bond street. A reward of five dollars
will be paid ou returning the same to No. 7 South William
J Broadway, Bloecker, Grecne'or Grand streets, a pert*
monanie, containing hank notes. If the tinder will leave the
same with C. Morse A Co., 4ltf Broadway, the property will
be described and proved, and a liberal reward paid.
Lost or mislaid-rank book no. i3.4?2, on the
Seamen's Bank for Savings. The finder will reccive Vr
I by leaving it at the above bank, No. T8 Wall street.
Lost or stolin-in edinburg, Scotland, on
the 20th of September, 1853, two railway bonds, a* fol
I lows:? One Northern Indiana. 7 per oent, $1,000, bend No.
I 275; one Pern and Indianapolis, 7 per oeat, $1,000, bonds,
1 number 230. All persons are oantioaed against negotiating
| the same as paymeat has been stepped.
Northern Indiana railroad bond lost.?
Persons are cautioned against negotiating bond No. 276
I of the Northern Indiana Railroad Company for tl, '100, tbe
> same having been lost in Edinburgh about 2"th September
. last. The tinder will please return the bend to tbe oflloe of
compary, No. M William street. New Tork, Oct. 21, 1NM.
O t'liarlei Chccsbrough, Fort Washington, ou the night of
; fho 24th imtant, a gray horse about tifte- n and a half liana**
huh. Whoever returns s.iid Inrse, or gnes information
1 v here lie can be found will be liberally rewarded by thu
subscriber E. F. RM.KKS, ll.'? East. Twenty seventh street.
J at S<> per day, for a State ia Cuba. Good rsferencoa re
quired. Call on Diego lires. * Co., 91 Front street.
J clothing honse. Must be fully acquainted with the busi
ness in all its branches. To one highly recommended, eon
stsat employment and a good salary will be given ; aeae
other* need apply. lm|air* fr>u8te 10 and 12 to 1 o'clock,
at at Cedar street, up Hairs.
Engraver wanted-immediatei y at ever
DELL'S. M Broadway, corner of Duane street; also, a
| boy to leara tho baslnsst.
Sash and blind makers.-wanted, two or
three tirst rate sashmnkers immediately. Apply at the
j factory, corner of Steuben and Myrtle avenues, East Brooklyn.
graver is wanted, who is lompetent to mporintend the
' letter department ia a large engraving establidliwont. Ad
I dress Engraver, Herald office.
employment at Thoma? B. Smith's foundry. 21t> William
| street. Should one not li\ ing ia t his city wish to spend a few
weeks here.Jie eould be employed in the meantime.
who are good snlcnuon and understand the busii ess. can
Hud employment at Oswald's market, 1(18 Court street, South
J. finisher, a fair workman, to go to New Haven. Apply
! to J. C. Riker. 12!* Fulton street.
rat* hands on coffins; must he good workin- n, s?bcr,
steady, and indiietrlot's. No other need apply. To the belt
' mechanics the highest wage1- ? ill be giv?n. Address Under
I takor, llerald ogee.
bu-iness, and ?ho can come well recommended. A per
I son capable of attending and making sales in a store pre
l-rred. Apply at P. Gosslin'e jewelry sttre, 401 Sixth avenue,
with good reference.
distance in the country. Good w age', and a winter's
work. None hnt lirnt rate workmen treated with. Apply to
Shriinpton A Moran. Rosehill Steam Works, 122 Tneuty
eighth street, near Third avenue.
Nashville, Tonn. Good wares aad coastunt employ
meat. Call at 27, 'I I'earl afreet, between 10 aad 11 A. M.
wan can Had constant employmont.
R. MARTIN, 91 Walker street, near Elm.
workers? gotd workmen. Call at ia> Eighth avenue.
to go to Newbtirt; wage* $;? per weak, aad steady em
ployment. Inquire of Philip C. Traver, this day, at Karle's
llotel, from 11 to 1 o'clock.
f T ere, aad en* or two polishera, te whom the highest
A*AmuVsmphij ' Tesineseee ' to #bit?
^ JtfyKA $kV.
Extra pay.? all u. s. n att sailors wmo
serv-d ia any U. S. vessel In the Paelde at any time frfl
1846 to ISM can promptly obtsin their double pay ef
(latc)Pnreer C. S. N.. ? South WUllaa st, Mew Wall
Mr. l. d* grand val-s classical English,
French aad Spanish bearding school for yong gentle
men, No. .1 Hudson terrace, Hoboken, N. J. Terms per aa
nom, 9000 to $226, tor a fnll course of etudies, French, voxel
fcumc, SUV 'r ?v -of, iiieK>'?d lit Uv ilt'd'., 'A'.Jj,
Democratic repubmcam uaiui momhia
Unn.- For Amenably, First and Seoead wards BmIiI
Makoa. JAMBB BT AX. Ch ikuA
t n. Tmbmoii, 8wwtM?.
DEMOCRATIC republican touno mxi m
ral I ommitim At a ?|>< . til moetiaft of the above torn
anttoe. held pursuant to < all, tiie following r<welutioaa were
anaani.. atl> adi i.tci -
Recalled, T Uai Uu r< maul of Green C. Bronion, fro* the
CelKctoi ???.u ail., ?ur U?M krartjr tNHTU;
that the imiub<>r(liaHtltn ?f those who have arrn?/UwM
eclvee in apnoei tip a to . lie aatlomtl adaUniatratioa, demands
ae leaa a rebuke. and that we frcLuw eeatdeace in the Pre
eideat of our choiee renewed ?.ud, JKviaeratod by the J?ok
sea like irmuess wi a wki.b >,C?iaIloated the policy of
bit administrative.
Keeelved. That we take thi.i oocaaioa to roaew eif ttVTM
eioaief attarliuirm tad devotiH|| u> the State admiaietaaLea
aad the ticket new iaatod at Srnfenee, headed by ewr dlstia
auiebed fellow citiaea J MAkVerplaack. far ftianfci i al
WiM.ua C. Hi rra Hoorvtary. ?
lane Aad eatLuematio airoMba held at No. 117 Cterltea
(treat, ea the 24th af Oawbor lBVt, by the indepeadsnt
Vetera ef the IVentieth Caen Ml 0%trlet, ea motion it waa re
i?- ! red that Mr. Jaseb Born iy?aee?-?No 479 WaaUagtoa
?tfMt, bo nominated by acclamation, aa a oandidate for
CeuneiliaaB of the TwaatiethJDia'riot.^ad that ha ha lap
ported by the iudepeadaat voter of -aid district at the areata*
electiea GKORGE HOFFBB&r.?reai4ent.
Oaonur Bomb, Secretary. ifcv
the Tweaty-aiath Dutriet. far the Kleveath Waid, f*I Ue
atlt eomin?> lection,
PHILIP MABIE, No X? Biylagtoa street.
committee appeiatod to make arrBBftemeaU (or the
I? end maaa meeting ta iaverof the natieaa' aad State admin
?stratioas, to be hold at Tammany liail, November d, are re
eueeted to meet thia CTharaday) evening at the Clab House,
7C6 Broadway. L F. HARRISON, Chaimaa.
Fifth ward-democratic republican jtami
aatieae? l'ieree. Maroy, and Sermenr.? For Aldwam,
Lyvaa Caadae. For Caaaeilmea. Eighth die trio t, * L
waajh; Ninth dlstrtot, Jeha A Kennedy: Teath district
Theephilns Peek. For Assosser. Rowlaad Hill. Bar Oeaata
blea, Frederick Smite Oeerce Millsr. Far Sohool Commit
sioners, Dr. Abraham D. Wilaon. Jeha Brtaael. Bar Sahoo
Trustee, Dr Wm. B. Eager. For School I as pee ton, Willi**
Weet. Joseph Ilreek. For Assembly, Faarth diairriet, Jehj
CreiRhton. laapeetora af Bleotiea, Virat distriot, Daniel ft
Ideaoa, Daniel Farruoea. lanpeotera af Eleetioa, Saaoat
diatriet, John J. Eldridge, Stepliea Parot. laapeetora ei
Eleetioa, Third diatriat, Robert B Sandereoa, Joha J. Shar
wood. Inspectors ef Election. Fourth district, Robert
Adams, Heary Dougherty. In?i?< etora af Blaetioa, Fifth dia
triet, William Toopee. James KaUieon. lnapaatora of Blao
tion, Sixth district Robert Donaal, Jaa. F. Webb. Wm.
Wast, Chairman ol Charter Contention; Heary Skiaaat,
Chaimaa ol Eighth District Conveatiea; Thoe. J. Dakar,
Chairman al Ninth District Conveatiaa; Jaa. F. Webb,
Chairman at Teath District Ctinvaataea; Edward Bnui,
Chairman ef Assembly Ceaventioa.
lie an regular nommatiea? for Aldermaa, Heary H. How
Councilman of the Sixth ward, Twelfth diatriet, epenly
nominated by the people, Hit UAl, U. DONOUOE.
Eighth ward regular democratic wbio
ForSramWVWjlha* 3. Gregory.
for Alderman? W unwu, _r,iWsr4 Groans.
J or Councilman? 17th Diatrict? Uor???? ...
l?ti " Dav id Coleman.
JMh " Lliphalet Uooliuan
20th " John Forshay.
For AMtinr- Julia Ganta.
For I oBitabUa? William 0. Joiio*, James L. Don*.
For School Conimi.'.-Loner*? J W. Fell, James M. Murray
Far Tro*t?e? ? A. L. M. Scott, Samuel J. Berry.
For Kchoal Inapectora? James Webb, Lewis F. Wad*w*rth
The following eminent ipoakeri hare been Invited to ad
drea* the meetinp:? Boa. Jaiacr W. Bookman, Una.
Iloftaian, Hon. I. A. Tallmadge, Han. William D. Gra*B?t
Eraatua Brooks, and otkara.
A baad at mime will be in attendaaca.
By ord*r of Ward Committeo,
JOHN M. SMITH, Chain kE.
_ E G na. it Secretary.
Ninth ward.? charter reform nomination!
(n compliance with th*> Inatriiatione af the M trapoli
tan Hall Committee-. ? Far Assembly ? Charles C Loigh; fit
Alderman ? Peter I'. Vaorhie*; fur Ceuncilmen? Twenty (rid
diatrict, H. P. Soo: Twenty second diatri jt. Charles J. Hoi
der; Twenty third diitrict, Cornelias S. Cooper; Tweaty
foarth district, Alfred Braab: for A*"*aaer? Abraham Daaaa
rait; for School (ou.missi*uer ? Wiu. S. Saa; for School In
spector?Jeremiah T-rbell, for Conatablea? P. Brueb, Beaja
ana D. Wisner.
Tenth ward.? regular democratic rbptjb
lit an nomination? lVeuty tlfth diatrict? for Caanail
man, Norman MoLaid.
The free democrats or the tenth war*
will bold their ratitieatloa moating in Eaaex Market
gauare, Ludlow straat, aaar Grand, oa Friday evening, tha
i'flth inst. , at 7 o'clock.
(1ARD. ? TO TnE elector? of the eleventh
J ward. ? Having heard a ruport that 1 intended to with
draw my same from tbe cauva*a. as a oandidate for Alder
maa, I take tliia method ar informing my friends that I ikaH
?oBtina? a candidate uatil aunsct on the 8th of November
ay roetored? Democracy triumphant. ? A meeting af tbe
Conference Committee of the two Charter Conventions of the
Sixteenth ward, held at Beglau a. oa Tuesday evening, Octo
to be r 28, 1H.U, the following ticket was selected as the oandi
datoa for the enruing election, and aftarwardl aauJafltly
ratined by both Cuntsi tions :?
For Alderman? William C.'Seamaa.
For Aaaesier? John Phalin.
Fi r Councilman, 4U: district? Gerand Gelacn.
42d " ?James Caaaidy.
" 4 4 " ? Thomaa Judge.
" 4 tth " ?Amos Laada.
For School CommWsiuttsri? Jeremiah E. Caray, Jobs On
For Trnttee? Stevan V. Conkv right.
For School inspector* ? Robert A. Ada**, Gee. W. Gaatl.
1 <>r Inspectors of Eiactian ?
let district? J auies Murray, Fraaoi* O'Noil.
2d ? William Dall, William Connor,
?Id -JohuHoey, Willis.
4th ?.Israel H. Crawford, Andrew Lawy.
.">tl, " ?William Griffith, Miehaal MoCasn.
tit a " ? lamea Saxtoa, Charles Tripp
7tt- ?Ward Sarlea, Alexander M. Ailing.
ML ?I'eter J. Henry. Hanford Smith.
For Constable!? Bemamin J. C.irr. John Alloy.
loiu CAvrAnv,
At a largo aad eathasiaatio mooting, held by the voton
ot tba Fifty tacoud diatrict, without diitlaotioa of party, an
Saturday evening, Ootober 22 corner of Ninth avenna aad
Thirty-second street, Mr. P. H. Sobuylerj waa called to tha
chair, and F. L. Clark appointed Sao rotary; whareapoa, tha
follow tag resolutions ware offered and unanimously carried: ?
Resolved, That George R. Ja^not is ear ehoioo as oandi
date for Councilman for tbia dietriot, aad that we have fall
aad implicit confidence ia th> choice wa have aaada, and
warmly recommend him to th* votors of this district, aa a
inan of otrict integrity, of gentlemanly deportment, keaeat,
and will prove faithful ta his trnet
Resolved. That In a String the mine of George R. Jaqneo
I xa Councilman to the Fifty seooad J i at riot, we pledge ear aa
| divided support, and will use owr utwinet exertion*, by fair
and hoaoranle aiaans. to seoure liis oleutioa.
KeHulvcd, That the abava pr?c?cdlnge bo pnblisbad in thd
Ilorald, Tribune, and Sub paj>rr.<
After which the tuectug idjotuucd with three cheers fo(
George K. Jsqaea for Ceuaeilm.m
P H. SCHI7TLSR Chairman.
: F. 1- Ci.akb, Secretary.
JL mm ratio rc|<ubliran elect u of this ward in favor if
maintaining the conatitutioonl riglit<> of every section of tha
L'nion, in favor of tbe Nations aad State Adminiatrations,
' and I'rauklin Pierce nnu ilorai o Seymour, arc r itiuostad to
meet at the Public IlaU, Forty - inrth -lrot-L. butwooa Eighth
and Ninth nvennra, on Friday "vmiug. _v th instant., i.t half
l ast seven o'clock. I,>r?n <a li siiepird, Wright llawkw.
and other eminent ?peal,crs will i idris. the meeting.
Come on! Coma alt:'
ily order of the Democratic RapuMiean Ward Nominnting
< oinmitt*e and Democratic K'puiiliean Association of tka
J WES W \ I.SM, ), h.:_?
1>ANI EL W il'TER, >
Johs Kaii.v. r
riqua, formeily (..-auda itratagaa Na. T9atrada Babuiao,
! ltoiae, Italy.? The stibsaribera baviag baaa at great axpaaaa
I ia relittiair and aniargiat tka apaeieaa aad aomfertabla bnild
mg formerly known aa '.tie llatai da Grande Pratagne, aitaa
< tea in the atrada KaHuine, at a caavaaieBt diatanea from tha
I ?'orao, tba Piarr.a de Spagaia, and tbe Piaeian Hill, now ia
l tend opening a new hotel, under tha name of the Uetel
<1 An?eri?tue, in wliicU they hope to offer iaducementa to tba
| traval'cr aeeliiiip a e'lerrful aad well reatilated apartment,
raroly to be met with ia Roam, o*ing ta tbe narrow street*
and gluotny piar/as ut tb? imperial city. Eiery effort ka*
: been made to nuet the peculiar and liberal taatea af tha
: American public, with whieh oas at the sabaeribor*, in hia
I capacity of ennrier, hat far maay years past had occaaion
i to become intimately aoiaaiatea Tkara ta a pnblio parler
; for ladle--, beaidca the r,iual private parler belonging to eaah
, suit of rooms, a tabic d'hote, a raadiag ream, aad am?Uag
! room tor gentlemen: batha af ovary deaoription. and a livary
i table rttnel.cd to tha d>toI.
D. B*rrACCMI,> proBri(,1(,r.
. D. C'OSTANZI. s mPrle*cr*
1> lalnad of Cuba? Revere Hanae. ? Tbia hausa ia the lafgaat
ami moat commodlons in tha city, ana black from tha palno*
of i ha < aptain General, aad fraas ita central and pleaaant po
sition. ia moat deairaM* far straagirs. Tha KagLsh, French,
Gtrman and Spanish languages are apokoa hero. Tha alark
of the houae will lie in attandanoo aa tha arrival of oaoh
steamer in lla\ ana. Horse* and oarriagaa furnished at all
MRS 8. KATMOND. Proprietra**.
I vPZiV 24th iastant, la a It read way stage, going trom the
corner of Houaton tc the oornar of Grand ana Broadway, a
I portmonaaie, containing about forty Uva dollars in gold ooin,
i and live dollar* ia bill*. The tnder will receive tb* above ro
. ward by leaving It at f>A4 Honatua straot. The owner i* a
poor woman, and ran ill afford ta l?a? It.
| 'TZU boardlnghous* keeper ^ and uthurs. Twenty dallan
! reward, lost from the ihip Iteajamia Adam*, oa Friday 2I*t
inatant, a leather tn ak, (aid traak baiag intiraly aaw and
I one handle broken. Whoavar will retarn th* said trunk and
i contents to THOMAS G.UINTON, LM Orooawioh itraet, shall
I r?cei\c the above reward
I ?P J V Ltith inat.. near tha oornor of Sixth avenna and Four
teenth street, and mix Scotch terrier, wore a collar with
the owner's name and plane of residence engraved upon it.
Hio tnder, by r-turaiag the lame tn 7tWaat F< urUeBth
? trait, will be paid the abavo reward aad aa ^uaatiaas a*kad.
min ""*KWARD.~I.6stT"6n TUE8DAV EVENING,
5P I U October 2fl. betwaon l'owrtacath and Thirty seoond
?treet*. a lady's gold watok ? a laplna. with white dial, ho
lieved to he Inat in * I'o rth avenoe stage. Any pel ton r#
turning tha name to 1#<* IiWington avaaaa will raeaiva tha
above reward.
<rlU from No. 3S Rlriagtaa atrao*. Be is blaek. with in
small white stripe naderth* kia?t; tha and* af tko tnUkaln
red ahiaiag, and bad a lather oollsr and iron ahaU ar*?hd
hi* neck. Any par?*B ratarniag aaid dog will tt<
above toward, and no^-iuaatjan* **ked.
?T I U ty oftth "treet. A. T Stewart'*, and 22 White (traot.
a small bundle, eeatalniag twa pair of nndorilMvea and
three iiBder handkerchief* Tho above reward will be paid
upon the return ol tha above articles at 47S Broadway.
Jf)?J yellow Scotch tarriar sltit, with white breast, and ear a
cut close to htr head. Tha fladar will raoaiva the abave rt
* ard i v leaving her at 1 Id Cllntaa place.
?pa) way and Fourth atreet, or Amity atroot, on fatavdny
last, a plain oval g?ld mourning nln, with brown hair inaart
ad, so a* to look like a earl Pie Ma Ian rt it at Stanford A

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