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THE NEW YORK HERALD.
WHOLE NO. 6473. MORNING EDITION?MONDAY MAY 15, 1354. PRICE TWO CENTS. -X ARRIVAL OF THE WASHINGTON. v-v VWVV\WVW\' otal Loss of the Packet Ship \y inches! er, of Boston. 'erne of Four Hundred aud Seventy seven Souls. OKU FOUR LIVES LOST, A<"., &i. 1* steamship Washington. Captain I itch, arrived at rantine. according to the following note, on Saturday it, tat we did not receive our packaged by her till r o'clock yesterday afternoon TO THK* EUITOK OF THK IlEItALD. he ate. m.hip Washington,"from'^u4'hi mpto'n 'lud ?tea. arrived at Quarantine at 10 o'clock w?t.,rt it, and your agent at that place imincdlit'elv ?',!"? igaidr. but was not allowed to board her 1'iinn in |3ng him (Cant Fitch,; of th, natu?0f "ffSJft * ? SSStto clt rttd10 Afler?w ?t' sour, with no success, .eftt^' He^fuMv!"8 ?W ? JOHN I. HALL, 8hlp Nona Mp'portcr. a ? arrIve,J 111 ?h?rr at halt Pa?t 12 ' KthuU aftfrnC"n- She Wt Southampton on j L W. when she arrived at Quarantine had about j t hundred soul, r? hoard, nearly Ure hundred o In. *f o rescued from the packet ship Win, hosier idercd at sea. There were? Washington's passengers _ officers and crew ~ , Wine,tester's pa.? ng, rs 4V " officer and crowa"' Total ? e following is a full account of the loss of the WiL! ter, and the rescue of her passengers, officers and THE WRECK OF THE WINCHESTER, e arr.vs! of the Washington put us in possession of Wlancholy details of the total loss of the emigrant et ship Winchester of Boston, with four souls, when er passage from LtverP., 1 to Boston. The Winchester dered at sea on the Sd M ?. . ben -lie wiled from Livorpoi I hi i ' hundred tnen-y passengers on board, c , i.o ;Ml ,ind ling'f 18th of April she had her for-. ve iin and n mssts carried away, and the same get-swept off t sailors who wero aloft at the time-who wero sdiatelj. drowned. After the passengers bad been lie wreck for sixteen days, the steam-hip Wash m. bound to Now York from Southampton, bore ? on the sinking ves-el. Captain Fitch at this fouua eight o'clock in the morning?the vessel ng badly, and with live and a half feet of w.ter In old. The captain and mate of the Winchester were wo last persons to leave the ship, and they had not I on board the Washington for a longer ace of time ' twenty minutes, when the Winchester went down. j tarn Horn the source from which we received the ' 8Cm>ral "count of this melancholy catastrophe great credit is due to Captain Fitch, and also to his officer, for their kind treatment of the unfortunate *rs Since the arrival of the Washington at this Mr. Hcury Nye. third officer of the Winchester has exceedingly attentive to the survivors. EACT OF THE LOG OF THE STEAMER WASHING* . _ .. TON. ??C^.X?n ?l0r" April large mail argo. and 240 passengers. at 2 P. M : wind N F .1 to f nSaD-i * lu P' fi "ischaiged pilot oil Noodles at 12&0 midnight. b'Urt Point bia s .V Iff mi .. w , with heavy hev! t?-a 1 m"e,> It 27Ml!)T?Wi?n"' '' Ty h?'! s"a' '}?p pitching ?n'. ?u' ri " V^rd, bosring N 11 roil ?>. I east 2.'. Fine ??..-l.tr. Passed LV. UarkKcho, .Tfcowf^iwjp-'M-v. iioun.i At 19 A.M. pai?F. . Bjbdk BSO pi ' bound r '??A tmrdgale, with rain *nd hail e mails, anl rrosa sea. WW X. W. to s. W. Slow d engine. 1 i?A continuous hard gale from N. W. to .V. vt t. made a wreck, with etunip of mi/or mast and jurv sst. scud ling under square sail and staysails, with a set. union down. 1? A M. hailed and tendered assia'arce. ? asked to lav hv shi, IVIht better, of Boston, and for ? from Liverpool, with assorted cargo en 1 pamen lia a sinking state. At 11 A. M. lowered large lee hint, aud sent chiel officer and four men to try and I. or obtain further information. IHd not succeed herding, but a letter in a bottle was thrown over ?, secured, and brought back. Communication as IaIZV St* A Mr. R WASHINGTON? MMI Mftlif ftbottl for siateen dftw. inincr wu tLmT** ?llworo ont; all with to h? "takan off, sat and ihip j compan?. 3D: in all 4 6 ionli. Bespei tfully, FRED'K MOORE. Ma.ter 12 P. M towed boat as near ship as possible, with of encouragement ordering chief officer (Mr. and crew to board and, remain til! it moderated at difllciilty they succeeded by the assistance ot from ship; forced air chamber being stove, k instantly keied around "ship till daylight, and at 4 A. 11 low jKCoud boat, with third offl.ir *n.l four men; sent I wreck to bring off passengcrr. \i | t \| L bo"t,lo*<J: eea'her moderating, loweret IT ?? ? .r6"1 "n'y remaining boat, in all ? , , ' r*-?*ngers on board: at 4 p. SI tela provision* on board; 4.30 P. M received lin, oBeers, and crew; 3 p. M boats all up. steered v our courfte for aoaoo; il 6.90 Wlfidieittt mt I bead foremost. I *Trw' aml passenger* worked well through |anq vied with each other t" remier everv assist cemfort to paaseng- rs, with one accord tender sand berths. I bouses on deok for a-- many WW men and chil |M spread awning over tjuarter deck for men dropping down anywtc.e: P 1' U . -cut i but four lielow. 4, 4 A. M?Called all bands to ch ar the berth ?nler deck*?wind tk ;clear and line .'.t 7 A M p1** from exhaustion among the em igrants. ?bum throughout the day to shift cargo and bag Ion deck aft in deck houses. At 9 I'. M . nigra 7butth* tick, (per doctor's wish b it op. k?) Jr. ??Two more emigrants died -'rem ?- i,.ra tion ?her moderate and clou Jy. W breecc and clear. Wind XW Lat 40 ' I Ion. 84 20 W. ^ *? , rJfcljS??wtelreeie and henry rain alls w ind ! I This dny two moie d- aths amongeroig.,.n's. Thick T.tr?Ut4e4*S !0?- ?<?W-tn,o : .,.-e tears M) miles. 1 /? ?light broete and thick fog. Mid ! v sounded "TT?1 liw'Sp PifCPi of also two icebergs . swell from southward: air 42 Jeg . war in |,.t ' H4-10. Int. peril K 1 . ? X 1. ; \y ? ' krtdo. Wind south J-rtl |mi I. AT ION OF Tin- NFMEKr. - IVII i<\ , M TVIVi HESTER. fiTp.i i rom ship Wii i t ? |"ger* 44. 3d 477 MtT OF THK LOO OK THE <Hir 1VJV,'IIEFTgR. I following extract fn m tfcelogof Um ? r.-saol ! Una a more minute acc >unt of her vcjr.f up to the j |?f the disaster ? brday April fltli, at 4 I'M ?lF.i.e up tli" ar: i,or ;rod bwed to sea by t'-e steamt.ig K\j. e? .2A.14.?Cast off fr n, -? ..m: "v " ? -. a, , , sad Win.) from the V.1V i.v ? r ? -,?.i ItheNN.K. Knds at n> on Light bree;es and line. .M. saw tlie rkerri' - beat ng 8.W., 10 miles distant' '.M saw Holyhead. h, 2 A.M.?It bore F X. F.. ii-t.mt 1.1 u - . |-n,|. bato breezes fmtn the N.E . an 1 pie. , nt weather \ll set At 9 P.M..saw i sker light tear i g W l.v A.M. lost sight of Ti sker. bearing N K . di?tant .0 I?"'-ter part ples-mr. Wind N.E. Ut. 51 dew n. N . long.. 8 <ieg 1 tu'd. W k?Throoghout ti e.. 14 hou.- fc- br,aw frnm etwsrd. with fine w i'h All ail -of L?t i 0 min. N., long.. 14 eg \\ . I?Thronghout these 24 hoars fresh es.t-rly winds, Ipleasant weather ill lail set Lat So deg i?'i M"Dg . 17 deg. 30 min Jj-?Ihroi gliout these 24 l ours f'o.h lre?res (rem IE . with pleasant 1 min . long , 22.'i / . .. in p.?> irst an.l middle parts. ? lor.g 1 Trnm the , with pleasant weuthr. Utter;.;; t; t'iing and m. Took In the steering sails. Lat . A min , 27 deg. 22 min -First part fresh biei7e? from W W. w >h pld testber ail m.11 ? ? Middle rd rs and cloudy , no ohs?:ration. I.at ey ? in' 50 Ln 80 tn W. -Commences with fresh breete- finm IV . and ?/'.?'U' M ike * I' d hauled to the \ \\ t* ke?l Itoth.. W. F^W. Middle part. Wind backing in to ? W..?niBedtethe W N. W fhrooghont the night ,oar .! .thTk. Cloudy w?.,;ler h?rrwn?ter wS .1 *f.W BfM next morn law. ti??h i.i?eies Ma lr^r.1 wll. , , a" nE squalls: two <hgps in com B- Wi .i A " "irong wind with passing U ikwiKi ? '"Ifallint aails, fore and aft. and at Iha att n'^u1 t?* lepsnlla, took in the mainsail L ,al"^ ?"'? he.v. r]nm TiTiSf'^ wlirtopaallV'and nir tpt* \iftirw I in the Vn rras.il ? ' . >T, Wsmii very Wiry, I the cW rrrfTTV ^ beoight the ship to. J-t .eeloae reefed fore and mala topaaits. main epen cer and fore topmast staysail, barorartar 48, Me ring j perfect gal'', with a high ana While close reefing tin* tori- toj!?u,l. Fjaucia Mcliuire fell from flic yard, or t booid. and was drowned immediately Alter clo-ii- r.*?1 f ing the foic toj nail, the t"|gallant nails go' prrtly blown acli ift, and banda were aent on each yard to ??.ure them, when a sudden gust of wind hie* he fore to;>gal!jut niait out the aide, and three neamen with it, who were drowned. Their names are, William Young, Patrick Boy dcm. and Giarle- Wiggins. Every exertion was made to save them, hut all to no purpose it then blowing a per feet hurricane At 12 If., a auddeu goal took the main mast abort off to the deck, tnakirg the ship a complete viri tk. having only the stump- of the fore and uiuron masts left; and blowing a compte'e huitintoe from the Eeutli; barometer 28. 18)h?Mowing a complete hurricane Irom the South v.itlia very htavy sea; ship laboring licavj At;:!'. M , a sea boarded the shipnml took four boa's overboard, ami stoic the booby hatch; both pomp.-, going wi;h the assistance of the "pasteiigers A seaman named Philip Wilson had his leg broken b.v getting jvmmediutho tiara. All hands employed in clearing the wreck. A'9 ...... ?. ml iw S'llllip of nv'-en mast; all hands employed in clearing the wteck. aod passengers at the pumps; moderating with heavy sea latitude, by account 49 42, longitude 32. 1! tli.?Fore part strong winds from theeastward, with a vi ry heavy si a; ship laboring and straining badly; pumps going ull the time; sis men disabled, the re-t employed in trying to save the remnants 0 tie fo'rrrr.art. At 7 o'clock !'. M., spoke the Flit's', ship .'ane frrm Liverpool for Quebec: offered to lay lii us until daylight. At 2 A. M. the foremast broke short off lo the deck an 1 went ovcrtiovrd. aud at day 1 glit found the bo* sprit broke and jibboom gone, and no i liip in sight; at 10 A. M. nil hands that were able, with the | a-.cngers, came af' and request? 1 to be put out in the first retail tl.nt would take them off. End- moder a'c with a heavy Ma. ship rolling and making very bad vioather; pump- going; lat 40 25, Ion. 32 22. 2Mb.?Commences wi'h light easterly winds with . heavy si a on; ship rilling tremendously; a sail in sight at 1*. M.; put our ctloru in the rigging, union down; nt 5 F M. si ol e a brig which proved to be the Edward, f.cni Liverpool for bt .'olins, N. F ; captain came on boa id and said lie would take all he could, and he com n.eine 1 boatirg nw.iy some of the passengers; up 'o 0 V M. he has taken abort forty passengers and will lav by us until morning; latter past employed in - ig piovi-ions and water for the brig; lat4!>33N . Ion. iif. 21st Commences with moderate hree7.es aud pleasant weather; ship railing heavy; a slilp in right hearing down for us; at 3 P.M. the capitain boarded us in hisowu boat, and said he would lay by us am1 take all he could; slie is called the Mary & Caroline, aud was from Liver poil liound for Quebec, at 5 I' M. made the ship fast to onr stern with our hawser, and sent bis long boat for passengers. provisions, water, Ac ; middle part squally; pniled the liawser from the ship; latter part light winds f.cni the N.w und a heavy sea; slilp rolling heavy; piutnps going; leaking bad; at 10 A.M. was boarded IT' ni llic brig Ani, bouud to Quebec, who kindly took 16 pw sengers. w ithout stopping for any provisions or water, l nds pleasant with a heavy sea; the ship and two brigs laying by us, waiting for it to smooth down, so as to take otl more passengers; no observation. 22d.?Moderate breezes from the N.N. W. . with a large sea; ship rolling heavy; both pumps going. Made two < r tl ree trips to the Miry & Caroline with provisions water, and passengers. At noon, put fourteen passen gers, together with stores and water, into brig Ann, bound lo Quebec it was all be could take, and he left us. Ends moderate. No observation 23d ?Commences light winds from the south, and weather lookirg bad; pumps going; ship rollinglieavv. Hie biig Edward left us this afternoon, taking about fifty passengers. The above vessel has laid by us for time days. At 0 P. M. strong winds. Cot out our boat, (the only one we bavo.) to put the csptaiu of the ship on bounl bis own vessel. The boat re turned at 7 1*. M . and got her hoisted up all safe. Tbe captain of the Mary A Caroline promised to lay l,y us in order to take us allot), as our situation la very perilous. Throughout the night strong gales; ship making very bad weather; shipping much water; wash ed lour casks water overboard besides about tweuty bar rels of provisions which wo had on deck ready for the ship to take this day. sient two seamen with broken legs, named Fhilip Wilson and W'm. Jones, on board the Mary A Caroline, also let the Itoetor go to attend them. Took as many of the passengers into the cablu as It would hold At daylight, thick mid stormy weather, with a heavy sea, it making a fair breach over the ship; pumps going these tweuty four hours by pe-sengors and crew. No vessel in sight. No observation this day. 24th?Commi nces with strong winds from the south andrnln.v weather; ship laboring heavily, sea making a to,r bicach over her; pumps goingall these twenty four houis At neon saw tlnee vessels. on" a ship partly dis n ested wiili loss of head of main and miienuisata and fore lOpcallaniir.aBta. end a ship lying by her. No obser vaiteu this day. ' ,,0f, ai/ 'lbVerfd oOr bOat am: tltar<nn\d>rtmfiJ!frkuip ? "... gon, trom Livcrpiol for Quebec, and from the captain wc lea. neil that the dismasted ship was the J. 1.. Boc.irt, that sailed from Liverpool on the sumo day as ourselves, and had lost his spars in th" hurriaune of tlie 17 th. tk lit twenty five passengers on board of the Paragon, without provisions or waler. At 4.30 P. if., boarded the Ihi'ish brig Robert Druse, for Quebec when the captain said he could take about forty pas-em or*. making In all SIO. Latter part moderate; th" J. L. It-gar' in sigh' frrm deck; pumps constantly going. lat. 50 55 N . Ion 31 22 W 2fth.?Tbroue).out these 24 hours moderate breezes snd fair weather: ship laboring heavy: pumps going all tbe time: got a sail set on the mii.cnmsst. for" and aft staysail unbent, the spanker to repair: no vessel In sight; Utter 1 art employed in gat ing a Jury foreruns' ready to get up ' as It is smooth weather, lat. 51 15, Ion. 31 01. 27th.?Comrarores fresh breezei from the S.W.; ship n lling heavy: all bsnds eniploved in getting a jury fore l west ready: pemps going by the passengers. At 10 A. ' M.. saw a bark steering to the N.W.: took no notice of as; ' got the jury foremast up. and set the miren topsail, with j s single reef; made a email jib and set it. Ends wind 8. W . running to tbe S. and E. to fall in with vessel. Lat. I 51 86 N. 28th.?Throughout these twenty-four hours moderate I biec/es with line weather: nil bands employed making i mil* and rigging ury masts: pumps stl'l going. lat. 51 40 X. kfllb.?(en.mer.ces with moderate breezes from the ; westward Employed making sad- to suit onr jury mids. At U A. M ." wind N. W., kept the ship off south. 1 and run her under the jury foresail, all hands employed in securing cargo below. Pumps going by the i-asscn- } gers. Lat. 51 27 N. 30tli?Commences with moderate breeze- from N. W., with a heavy sea ship rolling very heavy, running to the 8. S. W. under the Jury foresail, mlren staysail, and forestnvsuil. Ends strong winds from the N.. with thick weather, snd a large sea. Pumps kept going Barome ter, 20 5-10. Lat. by aco< an'. 50 20 N., ion. 30 W. Mav I.?Throughout llit?e twenty four hours strong Winda from the north, with hail -quails. Ship scudding under the jury foiet.ill, and making very bad weather, -hipping great quantities ol water, made a south course this day: pt.mps going Lat. 40 Uo. Ion. 28 12. 2d ?Commenced witli strong winds from tbe north, with pa-sirg bail squalls; scudding to the S. W. under jury foresail, the ship rolling 1 eavily and shipping groat quantities of water. Throughout the night, strong gales w ith a rough -es, ship n akir.g very bad weather. At nine A. M saw a steam,hip steering towarilsirs; put our c lors In the mizen rigging, union down, when 1 he bore down for us; -he proved to be the U. 8. mail ?t< timer Washington, Captain Elteb, fram Southampton and 1 rcnr.cn, for New V' tk passed us and hailed, svhou we told him we wished to he taken off, as our ship was in a fluking condition. He kindly said he would lay by us uniil it moderated; it was tli?n blowing a gale from the north, with a high sea on sent his life-boat, with Mr. Kirg his chief i Iff er. and four s omen; and. after two .lirmpts succeeile in boaiding us. when i.is boat iinuic I'iateiy sunk alongside; sc got Mr. King snd lils four owing tr.cn on bosrd by throwing ibim bowlines, when they were vc:v much exhausted. No ob-ervatlon. | od?i i n men ct wi h atre ng gales from the north, with a veiy hcav; | mergers : rd crew "t the rumps wi h five feet tlx ncl,< s in the held at midnight, mor moder ate and the -c.i going down; pumps kept constant ly going; nt 5 A. M commenced embarking 'be petisen gee. wftb fcurbest?tbre" fr<m the steamer end one belcnairg to ihe Winchester; pumps not worked, but sounded evsry fcov.v. and found tie water gaining fiat; at 3 SO F. M 1 ad otshurked all 'h? passenger* without ac- 1 e dent, otd took abunt fifty barrels of provi-ionc. whl"b wssiii! we could mop to get the water ??? gainirg -o fust en vi? -onne'ed the ) vmps 4:30 F. M . sod found twelve 'eet wsiar. when the l??t bout left the -hip con j 'sir. rg i ap'ain Meore hi- br?" i ffloer. and Mr. King In < ? than ere b?ur the ?hlp -nnk. snd at 5 30 ?re j I -ecceded e n an. rei, h"d New Yeuk < n tbe night of the ' l!th r( y.*Y. rrcM mk. r. xv. kia? , > i TO STEAMS I i P * AS MING TO-. On lo-r ing the ship WIn< hc-ler, I ws- entrem'e l by h. in m grants to take them off the wreck, as tliey were very much worn i ut. not being able to lay down for tbe j previous sixteen d;iv?, on account of the ship's rolling. I f< und ion e of them very much exhausted, not able to ! help themselves; the urceral lee ing ano ng ilinn ws-, i tliat nil had t een done Kv the ea|iain and ofHcera that | ?ei in their power, and they muai ttlhtr leave the ship or find a watery grave. 1 next examined the depth of weter In the hold, and found it to be five feet six inches, i tl c erew and pasaengers at the time wmk ng the pumps ihe state of the spars was as follows:?the Ime and m. inn art gone, the mlzenn a-t broken off below th" <op. They lad r gieil in place of a foremast a jury irii-t. where they could a*t i? mirentop -ail with on" i<cf In it. and a very small jib. Alto, bad sat on the in zi nn.a-t a s| anker and mi/.en -tay sail. At thi- time it was Mowing a very heatjr gaie, and a trem -minus l.eavy sea on At 12. midnight. It commenced to mod.cra'e; at 4 A. M., blow ng a strtng breeze: at 5 A. 51 , commenced to itobark jas-engera with four beat*?nt this Mine the I urr| s ware not to work, the water mining on the -hip i<rr fast; at 3 P. M , all the pa'senners wei" embarked, without accident, and sent on board the steamship; also tent about fitty barrels of provisions?th" only property belonglrg'o the ship that was saved was the American (Bs'ltn. which the captain ordered to be taken At 4.3" F M , founded the pnmns. and found tsrelve feet of water. The last boat now left the slilp, containing (lupt. Moore, his firat ofileer, and myself, in my opinion lh was rot safa for any one to remain on lioard the ship, for If the pumps had liecome choked the ship must have Bne down, as afterward proved to be the case, for lit an nr'e time there was nothing to be seen of the good ship Wlmhespaoofltoalu^^he h"d fotmi a haven be nenth ihe nsi-as i" a.- "...WXlUull P F* E'V Cblef o?eer V.P. * Steamship Waa'.iugt , Mat 5, t hi Tilt IUCH CAPTAIN MOUtfU. OK TDK Bllir W1N CHKKTKIt. I I tit to offer n>) bos'- aud mo-t *.i?;<!ic thauk* to Can lain t>ifell, commit ndei of the Unite,t .stutec mat! stosin *.)arp Washington, lu? officers nu t ciew, ax well as to bis I aseengers. for Hit high roatauces of tieucv-vteaee and humanity (hey gave to myaetf, offlcrs, c*ew. aufi pa-?en i;ern from the first moinont at our ineet.sig thirn uutil cur arrival at Now York. Corevor I -ball be extremely obliged to Captain 1'Kch, who kin llvoid uaaJl the foot that lay in hia |>owir, and e>eu much n-?>re thaa wo could possibly ecpect When hi* pvfcelv e<t our peitous situation, he di.l not hesitate a moment to act for our re ?cuo and from that moment. during two irya and one uigl.t, ho did not ceiiat in the greatest pe.woual ef forts, nor take a moment's rest until lie had saved 440 souls; and although a heavy gale opposed, ho managed our rebcue with such an admirable circumspection that not a single accident happened,aud after we had been taken on board liis *htp, by hit excel lent arrangements, in tho shortest tiro# he brought ua all under shelter without any considerable inconvenience for hii> ov a psa*onger?, anil with very much kindness and carefulness, he afforded the poor immigrants every sup port sud accommodation thay wanted Next to bun, I must pay my heartv thanks and due ac knewleiigiueiita to his chief officer, Mr. I*. W. King, who, yi'li the utmost intiepidity, and in spite of the apparent pei .1 of death, veutured hia Kl'e for our sake. The verv ii on.nit the gale had reached its highest degree, strug ghug villi four uuduuntod soameu against a tremendous e,i. lie came twice alongside our ship, aud finally, with the pirfttest effort, succeeded in getting on board, when his b .it .n mediately sunk. There he was staying and work i n Willi i s all the night and the following day.will resi le .scneip,. until heemtmrked every soul from our ship. N r d.d he quit me until the last boat left, and ai'tsr eicivtliing bad been done, just a quarter of an hour be fore the ship snub Al>o, 1 fe<d under many obligations to Dr. Fuimsr, who \eiv Willingly took the greatest pains, and careii lur no trouble, in attending ami relieving the suffering and exhausted, and v.hese skill and perseverance an secede-1 in laving hioet of tlieui from dealh. i imill 1 ivturu mv thanks to tlio kind passengers ot t V astuigtin who. when first th.ey saw us, showed ? be most sincere cou.r*ssion. who cheered Captain I 'ill lOf hi-generous resolution of helping us. end ox pieai.ed to rnvselfaud to my officersaud passengers their is novi lent "s van pal by. and who not only were kiud enough to uidergo many personal inconveniences for the iuitnigrants' sake, hut also assisted them in every vn x. FREDERICK MOORE. May 13. 18t4. Dun in at l< and Mtulcal Matters. The approach of summer warns the managers that, as far as pecuniar- profit is concerned, the theatrical sea son is over, although we presume that most of the thea tres will remain open three or four weeks longer. The Broadway will have a summer season, with Mr. and Mrs. Barney William*, who intend to anil for California on the Mb August. The theatrical events of the past week have been folly described in the llntAU). Mr. and Mrs. Wil liams closed a fair engagement at the Broadway on Sa turday night. Several dramatic authors are at work upon new pieces for these artists. Mr. Wallack played "Bene dick" at liis own theatre, tliree times during the week, to full homes. The audiences of the off Dights were thin. Mr. Waltack will act every night during this wiek. At Burton's theatre there has been nothing new. Several members of the stock company liavc an nounced their lioueflta, which have been well attended At the National theatre "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was played for the last time on Saturday afternoon, and two inelo dramas ore announ.ed for this evening, with the prices reduced to twenty-five cents to all parts of the house. Nothing new at the Bowery. A German company have been giving Flotow's opera of "Strudella," in German, at the St. Charles theatre in the Bowery. At the same house, on Tuesday evening last, the New 1 ork llramati.* Sot iety (amateur) gave a performance, which was well attended. On account of the large amount of improve mcnts going on in Chambers street, Mr. Burton will l>e obliged to clove his theatre, after two weeks mora of per. fnrmances. It Is rumored that he will, with a portion of his companv, proceed to Boston, and play at on? of the theatres in that city during three or four weeks. At the Broadway theatre, this evening, Mr. James An dei son will commence an engagement, and play Glouces ter in " Richn.fl 111." -A, Burton's theatre, this evening, four light are : nuvuni <-o. wist Mr Burton in two of hi. richest faro, parts. Miss Annie Lee will make her dclmf at this houso a. Carlo, in " Aemodeus." Mr. Jordan, the popular light comedian of this estnbllshmsnt. has a benefit on Wadnes dav. when be plays Bover, in "Wild Oats," for the first time Mr. T. B. Johnston, also a favorite artist, has a benefit on Friday. At Wsllack'stheatrs, this evening, the "Merchant, o. Venice" will bo played. Mr. Wsllaek will play Sbyloek; Mr. Lester, t.rstiano; Mr. Dyott, Rassanhv, and Mrs lloev. Poglla. Tl.e principal scenes In the piece are to be new', also the costumes. On Tuesday Mr. W.llaok will play Benedick. , ] The Ksvels and M'lle Matbias continue to fill Nlblo s beautiful theatre every night. To-night Medina' and LPaqult*." Tuesday evening. Mrs. Mowatt wUl pUy " Parthenia." She will play three times in this city, and then close her the.trial career by a farewell engage nwnt at Bostcn. _ . An "entirely new drama," called "Abator Ro<a, .a announced at the Bowery this eveniog. Mr^E. Edd), Mr. K. Johnston. Mr. S W. Glenn, Mr*. Clark^ Miss Herring. Miss G. Pawes. and other popular artists, have cbarac or 'n At the National TbesTe. the days of "Un do Tom" have departed. This evenin", "The BUcksmlth of Antwerp and "The t*a of Ice" are announced. Mr. and Mrs. prior Mr. Fox. Mr. Clark and others are included in die csst of each of these play*. The summer season at Castle Garden will be rated this evening by Jullien. The saloon has been ,?wly decorated, and sundry improvemer'. have been made M Jullien's programme Includes many mudc* gems. At Barnum's ft new drum*, called ?' Anna, tbi Ch'ld of tli* Wicck," lias been played tlirr :gh the wee and it ia announced for this evening. At Christy's. Wood'*, nod 1 kiev's minatn 1 h*11?, excellent programme* *re *rn ?. icod 'or thia ertenlng's performance. Tlie elec'ien of ? fflceri of th i Dramatic Fund Associa tion. belt' ou Monday hist, resulted in the following ciielc ?:?Fir President, Mr. If. G. Sttbbina^teoker; for trustee*. James T. Brady, J. Frescott Hall, and John Mch'eio. lawyers, W. F. Chap men, broker, and John Brcugluim. nctor, author, Ac ; for treasurer, T. II. llat'a wav. cont'dieD. of the American Mu-euiu; for secretary, Mr. F. C Wfjijw, stage manager of the Bowery: for directors, C. Andrew* ar.d C. lusher (Burton'*); W. R. Blake *nd C. S. & mud (Wallack's); N. B. Clerk* (Na tional): W. II I . nihilo arid R. Johnston (Bowery); l>. Ia M: nu*. n. .?<- inn shock's); C. Fo;e and J. B Wr'.h (Broadway W II. Bellamy (.'la c im); C- W. Taylor, actor and ..m a if ?; W. A. Moore (NildoV), ?nd J. Moor (Barton's). 1'uimi *i - mm - I'buI .Tiili.n five* hi* first conceit at the Mi en! Fund 11*11 this evening. Mr. and Mr*, Kir t.ey William* c< mniet e an engagement at the Walnut street 1 heat e the 'tannine, i* at the Chesnu' ( street theatre BosioN.?W. Ma, shall at the Howcr.l Athene na, Ml * 1 ogtn at the Museum. and Mrs. Karmn at the Ma tional, here all been re ong.tged for this week. Robert Heller I* giving exhibition* of magic at the new M i*le Hall Mrs. W C. I'oibet is to appear at the Howard this evening 'aih**y ?Mr fbanrr*u opened the tlreen street tliea Ire on Monday last. During the week Mis* Mitchell ap peared in Hacks and Faces." Th" huilnes* wa* fair. Mr. riinnfrait will play Ollapnd and Dul'ard (' The I'Iral Night") this evening. Trot.?Th* ballet. with Julia Tnrnbull a* the star, lias been the attraction nt the Museum during the week Brrrato?Mr-. ' i(t V la complimentary lienetit at tie Metropolitan - re on Saturday last FaiTTgi r??Mr. J' r. F. t'wen* i* ' ?tarrlngit" at the Museum. RutiMOTD.?The theatre closed last week, after a suc cessful sea-on Xtw Driiux*.?.V hem-lit waa given to the American Dramatic Fund on Wednesday evening, the 3<1 inst. "In a spirit of admirable sympathy," says the New Orleans /'ic?yws< of that date, "Messrs. f'lacide and PeBar havo united f*r such a purpose, and the member* of their re spective companies have come into th* arrangement, al! ?a nu# man and woman, from the liigheat to the hum bl**t, nnbestr* and all. Mr. Do Bar opens hi* theatre gratuitously, sml Mr. Flarlde closes hi* for the occislwi, and th* manager of the Theatre d'QrVan* permits ' Messrs Renibrel and Retout to comply with th* prompt , log* ?4 their own hanrta. and aid in the advancement of ?tW.'WDk- performto' ea of the evsulng werr j to be the comedy ot ? WltdOnV,,' wVUi Messrs drown* ' Bern, Plac'd*. Hoi land, iv Far, I.vtsne. and Moves fHuart, I Berth and Wareies in (he eirst a duet fNMB the "Stri1** Cottegq," b\ Mesne lieuerii and lie tout, tusl ths mu sical burletla of '' Jenny Lind," with Mrs. Howard, Kesri i?. White, It' Psr and HufSt ,d, ant tbechorws sing ers of both compatii ?. The 8t. Charles hid ntf-od "'Mie Sea of lee" (i*eto diumu) ha*l been jiador I at Phetto*!. A C trill a u coin puny wero pis vine at th American St. I/>Ois ?Mr I.aidtur.' the artist md scene painter of the PeojdeV theatre . l-ouis, was murdered 0:1 the 4th inat. He was opt riding with a man by the name of Jackson, who w?* s ballet dancer at thf same theatre, and with whom ho ha I some'quarrel. While in an un fieqnented spot, it L* -u|i|k>s<-o Jamison shot him, a<<>twn> reporti of a pistol were diatin-itly heard. Jackson has made liia escape LttimriUK?Miss Julia Pet-i is playing at Batee's thiac.e. The Cormanians. with Caroline Lchm.iu ami' Kite Saxon were giving concrrUM the 11th. Ptrmvfeo.?Mias.J M Pavenpm t lias coucluJal u sue cessfuu eugegemont at Foater'a thmtre. Cauvornia.?By California pupern to April lb, sad cor resjiObJeuiC we have a few theatrical ileina :? Mis* Jul a Gould ha.i a b-netit at the Metropolian ou the 44h Tl;e Pecina, the Batc-man ehilJreu, Mis* Ivura Kreue Miss Catherine Hayes, Madauie C. Caiily, (a French pnnia donna.) Mrs. J. Tlioman. Mr A. Phelps, and Mi. Ilium. (linn the Westoru theatres,) all hi lived at ran Id-aui'lsoo on the same day, (Snn uay. Aj.til *2.) 4 as Kcene nude her di'but at tlie Metropolitan on the t'th. as Constance in "The true Chase " ami made a favorable impression. On Cue "'h she |1 yed Pauline to a "fair" house, and attere ird Juliana in " The Honeymoon," when her en gngi-ment ilosed. TI,o ps er* say she did not fad. and that she did not crente a groat sensation. Mr. A. I helps had joined the stock company at tho American, and made a "hit." Mr. C. Burke closed A highly successful two weeks engagement at the Auurioan He received $*2,274 for eleven nights, on the Uth. and was succeeded by the flenins. Mr. Hsnn bad joined the stock company at the same theatre. The Ponies drew good houses, but were injured in busi ness by the Baleniau children, who are said to lurve crowded tho Metropolitan to excess. Hiss Heron and Mr. McGowan opened the theatre at Stockton on the 10th. A correspondent of the Boston Journal reports the marriage of Kate Iluycs, the vocalist, with W. E. Bush cell, the popular steamboat captain. She U performing in Italian opera, and Madame Auna llishop in Kngliah opera, at Mrs. Sinclair's theatre. Madame Callly, n French prima donna, is also perform ing at the same establishment. These three operatic stars appear on alternate nights Three opera troupes in three different languages is pretty well for one thea tre. even in California. Mndatne Thillon and Mr. Hudson were at Nevada doing well They will play u farewell engagement at the Me trojolitan. in ean Krnncisco, at the end of the present month, and icturn to New York at the end of June. M:k> Heron is also about to return to this part of the world. Mrs. Voorhies. sister to Mrs. Sinclair, is singing the unlralln parts in Italian opera with Kate Hayes. London*.?On the 20th April, the National Fast Bay, all the theatres were closed by order of the Brand Cham berlain. On the 27th, CruvrlU made her ilrst appearance nl Covent Garden, as Deidamona in the "Othello of Ron tlni"?Tamberllk as Othello, and Honconi as lago. The Aeuw says of Cruvelll:? At times she produced powerful effects, and excited bursts of enthusiastic applause; hot the impression made by her whole performance was not of that deep and sustained kind which is required toconstitute a complete triumph, 'the part afforded little room for her powerful ar.d otiginnl geuius as M. actress, though bright dashes of it oceasiunallv aLiiceW. theatre Comedy and extravagania ruled at tue u*j market ; opera at lew prices at Prury Lane ; light pieces at the Lyceum, Adelphl, Olympic, Strand and Msrylebone. Miss Clubman was playing at the furry, and C. D. Pitt at the City. At the Victoria, a drama called " The World's War, or the Turk's Honor nm^ the Christian's Valor," was produced. For ?' Lucrrria Borgia," two new arttets ap peared at Piiirv Lane. The 7lme* says Mr. Hsmil'on Britlsm, a barytone, son of the eelebrat eil Inglish tenor, in the psit of Tmn Alphonso, and Mide I.- belle Yestvalie, a roirraho. in that of Matfeo Or.slnl. '1 be public u as propitious ?o both of them, more espe cially to the lady, who, dashing, tall, and hadsome. made an impression st once before sho opened her lips to sing. Mademoiselle Yestvslit^by birth, we believe, a Pole, was (we nre informed) a pupii of Mercadunt#, and, after single;; at concerts at Naples and Florence, made her first essay on the "age last autumn at the Fcala In Mi Inn. Her principal successes were In Verdi's opera "U Trovatcre," which was given thirty two nights in sue cession, anil as Borneo, in "I Capuletti I Monteecbi." Young and prepossessing, however, with a very pleas ing, if neither a full-toned nor powerful contralto voice, sin) the will and determination to do her 1>eat, Mademoi olle Yestvalie fairly established her claims to favorable notice. Mr. Hamilton Hraliam has scarcely sufficient force for such music as that of Ihike Alphonso, nor Is In dramatic energy remarkable; but he was very rare ful. and perfect to a note. Jersey City Intelligence. TilM BF.8VLT OF TIIK POLITICAL CASK OF MAYIIEM. In the Hudson County Circuit Court, Judge Haines pre siding, the trial of Wm. Barr and John Francisco, on an indictment charging them with mayhem in gouging out the eye of Mathcw Bradley, In an affray which occurred in the Fourth ward en the night of April 12, the next night alter the late charter election, was concluded on Saturday evening, and resulted in a verdict against them of assault and battery, for which the Court fined them each $-Y We gave the circumstances of the affray at the time it occurred. Mr Harrison, candidate for Alderman in the Fourth ward at that election, met a party, consisting of Mathew BrndleA, Joseph Elwell, John A. Topping, Harrington, Willis, Burr, Francisco, and others, in Frank Boyle'* tavern. where they took two or three drinks Harrlsoh told Bradley to come to his house, and bis party i f friends with him. They went tlx re si cd after nine o'clock in the evening, and re ?rained until after eler n o'clock drinking wine, singing rings, proposing -entiments. and making responses. Fair gave a toast to tb? United Americans, or Native Americans. Bradley took offence, and a slight alterca tion ensued. When the party Ml tbey went outride of the house, ?nng a parting song, having hold of hands Parr and some one else had encb a bottle of wine given to them or to the party, byMr.H. Immediately after the company broke up the" fracas commenced. Owing to the condition of some of Die witnesses at the time, II.ci et ns did no* ??en. 1 ir. b it it is mo?t pro liable, from the test mony, that Bradley made so assault upon Jtarr. Fever* 1 keen me engaged in the mdf', nnd finally L'arr was pulled Olf f rom Bradley, who Is a larger man, anil the latter cried o it that his eye was out. The Court w* engaged on Friday in the foiennon in enter taining a motion to quash the Indictment, which the Our*, dtnie While counsel wore arguing the motion, Fiadiey. or some of his fronds In his behalf, were en drsvoilng to get tl > aflair retflfi). Br.tilley was witl'ug to take >150 and dfep It. tailt? dropped?he being under indie'men' on a chsrge ot *'#a ill and battery for parti cipating in tie etliay. Harrison wee w illtng to give a iw rtion ? t the #10. to have the afislr hushed up. and Iisir and h's friends were applie to for the balance, but they I'eellncd ?i ing in the arrangement. The tev'imony wasevmmcnc'd on f'.i.lay afternoon. Msth"w Bradley was called as s witn?*s. but eoui.sel for the defence ob jected to his testimony. Br. n'ey'a evidence vi< after wards taken. hiwevr. At no v on Saturday the evi dence had dosed, and the casn w ? summed up and sub milted to the jury et two o'eloc The jury continued out unt I evening, when they c*u e In with a verdict of guilty ofa vault and battery against Barr and Francisco, and tbey were fined t.'i each This case has excited cob vid* ruble interest in Jersey r|iy, owing to'he fact that (aritsn V li'les ant native s'nd snti native Amerlran unt in oi.ts werelwvolvf# in the disturbance. UsrllW \ITalra. IJI'V R. IV. TO lM' iMiku ?The following notification I re teen lv?cv.l by 'f" Fngllsli Censul et Charleston ? H. B. M. Co -i'iitevokN xndS. CaKotinv, 1 O.srl's'on, May 0. 18)' ( Her 1'iti'M.ale Majesty** Con'ul is desired by her Ma jetli ? jHuvjirv 1 .-ecuary of State for Foreign Affairs to give no ice tl a*, in all cs-es In w ,lch the l,ord* of the Treasuiv shall see ft pa rn.t the i spoliation, within < i rtein . ei-areph al limits, ol articles which a.e rrohi hi ted from le'ng cvrmrslly cxj,."tr<! from the Lnped hingdmi. I'.nring tl" oititinu..n e o.' hostilities with Russia. a I end mil' n sfl oa-ei, p. taken by the t'ommit. siMiert of kev Me e-ty a t aiiowis from ;arsons export lag the ark-Ice, that they shall bo lender and entered st the j tl-ciff r* " t will I" r^teN to obtain, within U*o | D*??so*l ctrtlftcaliHi of l&ndlfi?. ai'<l t?f entry fiMB the HriUh Con*ul, or ComnUr Agont at tucb port, or if thtro le vnch, from tho Ctifof Mtgi'tinto <t oth?r |tin< ifnl ration il put" lie functionary of iU ( Uco. RotSKKS Bl "JtOI. H. R M Com>? Thf 1 *n*infhurg Ptm-*ral *a?a, thai tb<* bi^hmwi't ' ' ' ' V i m t ? .fc- 1 . | w*;. tukcD from uototnor'i r*| tb*- CapVt^| Irf hi? o^notutt " NEAV 8 BY TELEGRAPH, ^ YSae I.nlest from \Va<!iln^tAii. lVlCI.ll OPPOSITION TO TI1K NEBRASKA UII.1.?!)<> j .'N'GR fX CAt'CFN?THE WHIGS' AND MIC. BENTON ? I WHAT IS THE PROSPECT? j- Washington. May 14, 1861 The teelin^ of opipo.-ition 1o the Nebraska inovem"iit j is, we think, on 'he increase this evening, nn.i the pro ? pcct of M> amicable arrant meut to morrow remote. I A democratic cauc s has I'eeii held of the anti-Ne ] brush a mem ben. About twenty-live nttemle I. It whs i deternriatil to re.-ist the passage of the bill at nil baxardr, end contest every step. If Mr lLcharlson will | consent to mtdify Lis resolution, which is now to close debate in lite minutes aftci going into Cosmutttee of the Whole, sons to give ulicmt ton days more for debate, it will meet with no opposition from them: but the at tempt to curtail the live minutes debate will be resisted to the extent, If possible, of preventing afl further legis lation this sc-sion. Tlie antbNebrushs whigs have also held a caucus, and decided to resist eve rytbing. They will insist upon ail resolutions to stop debate being withdrawn, and let it go (mi without limit. An uddresi is to ho issued pledging the whig* to support all Northern representatives whorcs>t the bill for re-eloclion iu the fall, without distinction of party. Mr. Ileuton, it is said will draw up-the adder 4 'I he whigs invited the anti-Nebraska demuera s to join their caucus, but the invitatiou was deolined. The Nehtask.n men. irrespective of party, are to m *et to morrow morning at nine o'clock. We think it will he imjMisaihle, looking nt ma'lers as l i t l ow stand, to pas the Nebraska bill hi its present d,*|e h t we venture the opinion th it .ho bill first Intro di ce<'. to tho Senate by Judge Itouglas. and which does ro in express terms repeal the Missouri compromise, but h-aves ltn constitutionality to be decided try tho Supreme Ccurt, can pass. It perhaps would not receive tho sup port of many of the whigH and some of the democrats: but as far as ihe North is concerned, there would not be suBicient opposition to It to Ire able to moke auv stand. Judge Douglas and his friends are said to regard this first bill as containing the principle contended for in the presont bill: and it is understood the bit! was amended to suit the views of the administration. If this is so, why is not the attempt made to restore it to its origiaal shape by moving the first bill as a substitute V Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, intended to make this motion. Why has be not done so* lite Airll-nelrraska Men nt New Haven. New Haven. May 14, 1864. A meeting was held here last evening, in relation to the Nebraska bill. President Woolsev, Professors Silli rnan and Thatcher, and the Hon It. 8. I!aldwin took part iu the proceedings, anil the latter made a speech in oppo sition to the measure. After some discussion, the fol lowing resolution was possel :? Resolved. That we heartily approve of the course pur sued by the friends of freedom in Congress in resisting the passage of the Nebraska bill : and that they are urged to persevere to the end. The proeeedings of the meeting were ordered to be sent to Washington immediately by telegraph. From tew Orleans. AKH1VAI. FROM VERA CllV/.?DEPARTURE OF TflE CAHAWBA. Nkw Oki.kans. May 11, 1854. The steamship Texas, from Vera Crux is below, with two week's later intelligence from Mexico. The Italixe telegraph has failed to transmit auy of her probably in teresting intelligence. The steamship Cahuwba left for New York yesterday. DMlmrtlrr Firm. TOW STOUK8 BURNT AT BALTIMORE. Bai.timork, May 14, 1854. ui\ yard on light Michael 1<or>ey A: Co., James N. Muir, n. uT... .... B. F. Willi*, and J. T. Travera, were destroyed by fire to day. Lo<-a $40,000. Insured for $28,000, of which $10,000 was in tho I'ranL lin Company of Philadelphia, and $10,000 in Ibe Hartford luauranceCompany. FLOURING MILLS BURNT AT HARTFORD. Hartford, Hay 14, 1854. The flouring establishment in this city known a* the Inilay Mills, and run by Henry French, was entirely de stroyed by fire early this morning. The mills contained a large quantity of grain. Loss $30 000; insurance $25,000. ** From the Month. ARRIVAL OF MR. FILLMORE AT BALTIMORE, ETC. IUitimohk, May 14, 1854. The New Orleans mall, as late ai due, has arrived, hut we find no news of interest in tho papers at hand. Ex-President Fillmoro ami Mr. Kennedy arrived here this morning, and were aomo hours in the city before their arrival was generally known. The Committee of Reception ia in lession this evening, mailing arrange meuts for a public reception, probably to morrow Murine Intelligence. Piiii.adkipiiia. May 14. 1854. The schooner E. Wales, arrived at this port from Trini dad, reporta having spoken, lat. 22 44, long. 84 35. the I'. S. sloop of warCyane The ship Tropic Bird arrived here to day from He ma rara, spoke. March 9th, lat. 32 20, long 74 27, the barque Cuba, from New York for Sisal. Market*. Ntw OniKANs. May 11, 1854 Our cotton market hai been for two days past, loss ac tive than usual?the total sales not exceeding 12..V>0 tales, at ?c. for middling. The decreased receipt- a' all Southern pert* are now estimated at 471,000 bales. The market for flour is firm at $7 25 a $7 50 for Ohio. In dian Corn la Arm at Wc a ofic. per bushel. Pork ia dull, and mess is telling at $12 75 per hbl. Lard ia firm at in bbls , and 10;4c. a 11c. in kegs. New Orleans sugar.of fair quality, la selling at 3 and molasses at 14c. per gallon. Rio coffee is steady at 9)%>?? a 10c. Freights to Idvcrpocd have advanced to one i>enny. Ex change on New York, % premium. ChabiXator, May 14, 18 ,4. Co'ten?The sale* of the week foot up only 2,500 bales, closing at a decline of ,'4c. t.ood middling, 9 Vic. Th? receipt* of tho week have amounted to 4.3<jti hale* and the -tock in port is estimated at 80,650 bales. Wllllanwbni'g Intelligence. Isucipiart Finn.?About ten o'clock on Saturday night, a fire was discovered in the public school house in the Second ward, ccrrer of Fifth and North Fifth streets. The i re originated In tl e northeast comer of the e? liar, aincr.g e qcratify of pino I em t,es which w?re sto od there Tl." lirenien we ? promptly Ota tne groun I. and suecceds <1 in confining th ? fir" to ihe cellar, where it w .s speedily extinguishes). I)*mage from OrtOO to $? tl, coveted by insurance in the Williamsburg and I'juan File In-orarea companies. About half an bo ir previous to tl e discos try of the lire, a man was aeon by some of the residents in that vicinity to j imp 0V"C tl e high fence which encloses the yard ?.n the sooth shle. and hurry aw, y. lapt. OallsnadctS, of the -uvwmd ward poll e. is md> svering to f*m t out Iho Ineendinry. It will to re. menitered that this ?cho<d house was set fire to about six wt eks since. 1 . t 7mkm ? Rk v?Ahovt ore o'llwk voatarrJav morning th'1 tl eii ' O wera called out b> a fal? alarm of tire rang for the aa on'! ilia trial. Moginr aompame* No. loan I I came Itpihi r at the corner ol Sjith Firat and Ninth alraafa. awl in <tonaa<[tiowe of >om? altcrcatlona Mt'in a jortlon of the membera during the fore part of the night, a general fight en?<ie<t atone? were uae ! freehy, ami several peraona on ei'her aide ware Injured So. 10 * company were driven from their angina. which terminal ed the illsturbanee. Kngine companies No. 7 an.I So. 4 i are together at tha comer of ttouth Hrat an 'I lib-Tenth atre-'t*. when a light waa cornm-nccd. I'y '''* Pf""npt interference rf acme of the *<cn.l ward pollen urn riot wite e< an ooelloj. % light n -coried between perauna running with **tginea No j nod 3. at the corner of .doivth Second ami KleTonth etrc'N. and eeveral portona were I more ar ler-a lnjarad. f'*| 'aln fonavan and oth"r? of the Hrat ward polke inteifar*-and atopped tha di*t>irb.?nc.< (Iffi. ?r I tail arrested tha . ai-tnnt I t i - man of Kngin" i.'o No. 2, nan.ad H jgh (Vdgne. changed with l? Inir engage! in ti e light, and focie.. hint u| The '*u.?e ol tl? diflt cuitiea is to lo investigated. AiTOivwav Of ntr. Vot Ti> )fie-M.v?av St? inn ?The ? r-t arniverrary of 'ha V'nefha' Mla?ion .i-y Society of tha So ith I it'th atteet H. K < hnreh waa h< Id (ant even ng at the above named ahnrah. Addret?e*w>-re delivered by Prof. V- K True, ?l Middletown College, and Mr M K. Vlnrent, of Naw Verk. The following in an al?tiaet from iha I iee?tirer'arapei I ? am wt TV. (Minted l y Iha manager* git' *b) ? juM nile aoclety tog 0? at quarterly meeting! 'Jd 29 '? by apodal Mibecription t'diO 00 Total 1 1? umtauuro. Several appropriation* to aid needy misrion ?ta tiona in ihiadlatrlct ,?133 M Paid to the Get man miaalonary 060 00 To Parent Society of tha M K. Church U! 91 ^.Incidental" printing Ac , 24.1*1 Total %?Vi l.i HIGHLY INTERESTS) FROM CHINA. PROGRESS OF THE REVOLUTION. SHANGHAE NOT YET TAKEN BY THE IVPEJTALSTS. THE MANTA FOR EMIGRATION TO CALI FORNIA ON THE INCREASE. I Historical Skrteh of the Tartar Dyuaty in China. ' Thae-ptaffwang, the Leader of the Ktbch, The Rev. Mr. Roberta' Annual Missionary Report. COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS, Ac., Ac., Ac. ,h" t'hlim CorrrapcMMfetiee. HriANiiAE, Feb. 22, 1854. Meagre and Confused Character of the Acriuntf Published in the American Newspajttrs Respecting China?Interning Historical Sketch of the Ri<> and Progress of the Tartar Rule from the En-ties" Time to the Present Day?Thi First Mogul Oy nasty?Restoration of the Ming or Native Em peror*?The Second Manchou or Tartar IJi/n i l</ ?Hien-Poung, the Present Emperor?Rapid Pro gress of the Chinese in Modern Civilization. China and the Chinese are acquiring daily addi nal consequence among the nations of the earth. The multitude of papers which reach us from America and England are teeming with meagre ac counts of affairs in this part of the world, using, too, such curious names for persons and places that wo are sometimes at a loss to know to what they re fer. To obviate this difficulty, I liave prepared n historical sketch of the rise and progress of tho Tartar rule in China from its earliest date, and have in as brief a space as possible brought it down to the present time; my object being to refer to it here after in subsequent letters, showing that tho changes which are about to follow in this most remarkable nation, have had their causes, often deep laid, iu the previous history of the country. I shall also refer to it in, showing the various changes which have taken place in the names of the same provinooa and cities at different periods, the ignwance of which causes at present much confusion. The chronological historians of China have always differed as to its early history. According to tho Chinese themselves, their great author, historian, aud philosopher, Confucius, was boru 550 years he fore the Christian era, aud the empire had existed sixteen centuries then. Bo this as it may, certainly the opportunity heretofore to examine their literar ture closely has been too meagre to place mncli confidence in, but It is hoped that the result of the revolution, now going on in this country, may throw down the barriers heretofore existing, and bring about, too, a thorough investigation of their own records of these important points. From data which is considered reliable, it appears that, about two hundred years lief.irc the Christian era, what is now called China was divided test and established the Tain i)P this which, it is supposed, tiie whole country took its name,China. This prince wished to he considered the first emperor of China, and, therefore, ordered all the books to be burned. Thus were the records of the previous history of China destroyed, except a few works of Confucian, which were preserved till after the death of tho Emperor, and from these works alone can wo ever hope to know anything of the early history of this wonderful nation. After the establishment of his throne, he turned his arms against tho Tartars, who at that time wore like the roving, war like Scythians and Huns of Europe. This Is the first account wo have of the wars between the Chinese and Tartars. To exclude these Tartars, who to this day arc the dread of the Chi^se, Chi-hoang-ti made a draft of every third man in the Empire, to build the (ireat Wall, whidi was erected in five years, and is 1,500 miles long. The Han dynasty succeeded the Chin, and tlio country was subdivided again ; but a descendant of Chi-hoang-ti succeeded, after a lapse of five ban died years, in imitating his ancestor, by bringing them all under one rule. The revolution which e? tahlishcd his empire is known among the Chinese as the war of the three kingdoms. It lasted forty three years. From this period China appenrs to huve made rapid advancement until the year 897, when the Yang dynasty was destroyed. The whole country was now in a state of anarchy and confusion. Many pretenders to the throna arose. The Tartars, encouraged by the internal dissensions of China, assisted an ambitious prince to gain the throne, and received in payment therefor a quantity of silk and the province or Pechele. Thin was the llr-t fo timid the Tartars ever had in China, and was done against the advice and counsel of the wisest I hinese statesmen. But the eighth Emperor of this dynasty, Weitsoong, went further still. Ho connected himself with a tribe of Tartars called the Kins, and defeated another tribe called the Kliitaris : alter which the Kins took posaeseion of all tho country evacuated ly the Khitans, obliging the Chinese to ictire into the southern provinces of China. These unfortunate < onuections brought upon China, as had been predicted by her scholars and state i nen, wars and conquests. These ware continued tor a long time: but now ihe great Mogul Tartar chief Temudglfl, (called by a sorcerer Zinghla Khan, or Most (beat Emperor,) having succeeded in uniting the various Tartar tribes beyond tho < li i lose \v,i!l under hi- banners, ail of whom had be fore l.pi n ti ibutary to ti c Kins, felt himself able, an?l did eft e to pay the usual tribute when demanded I \ the Kins, whereupon w ar broke out, and the Mo gul Tartars, led on by Zli ghfs Khan, made on invn sion of Cathay. as that portion of China occupied 1 y the Kir - was filed. Af '-r destroying many cities, they agreed to a tree* v. in considerstion ui many valuable presents, in ? i?i, nlk. end horses. This treaty lasted l,i,t a skit time, foi the Taitars made another invasion ui der Zlnghi* Khan, and this timo -actceded in estnbhrhing tbo Mogul Ta.tar rale :n China. llo proceeded to conquer -outh ( hina also: hut, in the midst of his career, died in the year 1227. His third *<>n, Octai, wht? next ascended the throne, succeeded ip uniting by conuuest all the States of China under his rule, an driy.ng the last of the Kin race two k to their native plains. 1 here they founded the Manchou tribe, who hare tignr'd so extensively for the !a?t 2<>0 years in ttic affairs of China. This was the f'r-t conquest of c hina achieved by the Tartare. This dym-ty. called the Mogul, rx fsted Tit years, nV rigi.e p. ccj, -the first of whim was much loved and respected by the Ch - ne-r; but owing to the neglect with which succeeding ? mperore trested long established Chinese custom-s they afterwards became unpopular, and lost tin* confidence of the Chinese, ?o that under Shunti,. the la*t of the Mogul dynasty, much dissatisfaction, existed. Societies were fomied allover the country oppced to his rule. The genial climate of Chittu hud destroyed the manly end warlike prowess fop whirii Ids ance-tois had been so celebrated. While the country was yet districted by varinnr princes contending for the throne, a boy in the pro vince of Narking, named Choo, being considered t<v? sickly to follow any sedentary pursuit, entered tho army. After having dkitingni-hed himself in that prote-sion, he married a lady whoso family were op poaed to the Mogul dynasty: imbibing the prefer enci? ol her family, be headed a revolution, aid after many decisive battles, was. In 13?W, uryler tho title of Tatt-ann, proclaimed the flret emperor of tho Ming dynasty. . . ? _ Thus were the f'hlne-e freed from the first Tartar conquest, nml restored to a government under th -ic ! native prince*, after a art if* of ware which hud due