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^y?reorh ? circuLMion of nearly ftm&y thou land, "heets
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*bout four hundred tiunwant sheotr per week, or over
(Men/y toiUitmt of sbwts per annum.
The New?.
We give on the tirst page this morning a highly
important bill for the reorganization of the United
{Mates navy, reported in the House of Representa
tives on Saturday, by Mr. Booook, the able chairman
of the Naval Committee of that body, an early copy
having been placed in our possession. Tne bill
differs In detail, though not in principle, from that
reported some time ago by Mr Mallory in the Sen
ate, and we understand is the result of a conference
between the committees of the two houses and ttie
Secretary of the Navy held in the early portion of
the session. From the cursory examination which
we have been enabled to make, it appears t? .go very
Such into detail upon all tlit, snbjects corrected
with a thorough reorganization of the broken down
and dilapidated institution.
The principal features of Mr. Bocock's bill aro the
autablishment of a higher grade of officers than
captains, namely, " flag officers a reduction in
the whole number of officers, bo as to leave as
few idleis in the service as po^iblo ; a retired list;
a board of reform ; increased pay for sea service ;
stringent rules to prevent as far as possible con
tinned Jeave of absence ; promotion n >t to L based
exclusively upon date of commission, but also upon
general qualifications : and provisions for the me
ritorious discharge of seamen and inducements held
out to them to re-enlist. The quesion of assimi
lated rank between officers of the navy and army is
Bettlcd?a Judge Advocate is also provided. It is
further provided that there shall be an increase of
seamen aud marines to the number of three thou
sand, whose pay iB greatly increased, and induce
ments to good conduct and re-enlh<?mentB are
We learn that there is no doubt but the House of
Representatives will concur in the proposition for a
recess which has passed the Senate. The Home
stead bill is to be made a party measure in the Se
nate, and will be pasred as soon after the defeat of
the Insane Land bill as convenieat. There ie a host
of aspirants to the offices in the two new Territories,
hut the nominations will doubtlcsp be withheld until
certain administration schemes, including the Gads
den treaty, we presume, are quietly arranged.
The steamship Union is now hourly expected at
this port with later news from Europe. She lt>ft
Havre on the 7th inst
With the exception of several slight disturbances
in the Park yesterday, the open air orators in this
city delivered their exhortations without interrup
tion. The excitement on this subject has nearly
died out, and were it not that the preachers persist
in planting themselves midway between those cur
rents of humanity that are continually flowing
through Chatham street and Broadway, thereby
attracting an unusual degree of attention, the day
would probably have passed off without the slight
est breach of the peace. A number of arrests was
made by the police. In Brooklyn Sunday assumed
its usual quietude.
The investigation into the circumstances attend
ing the death of one of the parties engaged in the
recent affray in Chambers street terminated yester
day. The jury rendered a verdict in accordance
with the facts elicited. The report of the testi
mony may be found elsewhere.
The motion to show cause why the injunction is
sued to restrain the Commissioner of Streets aud
Lamps from granting contracts lor cleaning certain
wards should not be made perpetual, came on for
hearing before Judge Roosevelt, in the Supreme
Court, on Saturday. His Honor reserved his de
cision. Judge Roosevelt delivered two decisions in
other cases previously argued before him.
In the Superior Court, general term, several de
cisions -were rendered, and at the trial term a ver
dict of three thousand dollars w<n given against the
Erie Railroad Company for injuries inflicted on a
newsboy by one of the cars running off the track.
The Rev. E. W. Syle preached a sermon last even
ing in the church of the Epiphany, Stanton street,
on the Chinese mission. He spoke of the progress
which Christian missions had made in that coontry,
and compared China as it is new with what it was
twenty years ago, when Christian ministers were,
prohibited from landing there. The congregation
was not a very large one.
On the third page may be fonnd a letter from our
correspondent at St. Louis, embracing accounts of
the proceedings of public meetings held at West
port and Independence, in Missouri. The resolu
tions adopted at these meetings indicate the feeling
with which the efforts now being made by the abo
litionists to colonise the new territories of Kansas
and Nebraska with the fag ends of the rag tag of
all creation are regarded by the sturdy frontiersmen
of the West.
The drinking houses in Philadelphia were all
closed yesterday, in obedience to the proclamation
of Mayor Conrad. The keepers of the lager bier
saloons exhibited their grief by dressicg their signs
With crape and displaying other manifestations of
woe, bnt the mass of the citizens were highly grati
fied. The experiment wan fully successful.
Great excitement exists iu Pott ville, Pa., in con
sequence of an affray which occurred on Saturday
night. One person was killed, and two others ter
ribly cut and bruised. The quarrel originated, it b
?aid, between the Know Nothiugs and tho Irish.
Advices from Porto Cabello, Venezuela, to the
2d innt., are received. There was no excitement in
political circles. Tho demand for produce had in.
The latest accounts from Mexic o state that reports
had been receive I from the army In the south t>
the effect that the rebellion of Alvarez was being
"gradually" suppressed. We have no very cle.w
idea of a Mexican officer's definition of tho word
"gradually." Meantime, there were all sorts of ra.
mors of discontent in tho departments. Nothin.
concerning the proposed amendments to the Gada
den treaty had transpire 1.
We have received a synopsis of the provisions o
the fishery and reciprocity t reaty between the Uui
ted States and the British North American colonic
It may be fonnd under tho telegraphic head.
We publish in auothor part of this m irning'
paper Dr. Duff's specch, lately delivered tieforc tti
General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotlan 1.
in Kdiubnrrj, and wo need scarcely add that it will
fce read with interest by tho many friends which
the reverend gentleman left behind him iu th
< ountry. Dr. Dnff't address is characterized by
hat enthusiasm and impassioned eloquence tha
ell of the earnestness of the speaker, and his ow,.
conviction of the truth of what he i.? saying. With
l-t iovc of hifl 9wa iuQ'i utrpng in hlj heart, ho
own oat tare, *. lw mys, to learn something of
our country's free inatitutiow, and not to nek for
any of Ite defect*. The rwult of this experience is
given in the speech to wttioh we refer, and H is the
?peeo* of one delighted with all he heard and all
he saw. Dr. Duff's remarks opon "Know Nothing
is? are particularly worth noticing, for, viewing
that body solely in the light of an anti-Catholic
erguniaation, he vigorously upholds it. He evi
dently must have been * close Ferrer of pacing
events, for the Know Nothings, at tiie time he left
America, had not then taken the prominent posi
tion tu a flairs that they ha*e trince assumed. Since
then the Know Nothings hare become more of a
political than a relipious organization. Dr. Duff
cerlf inly met witli a most oor.lial reception both ia
\ev York and iu Philadelphia, and this perhaps
added to the warmth of hi* praises of America and
An:erican institutions. Nor were people here nig
gHr.ily in coming forward to support the oausc
which l.r advocated. Ho ?aid that be had nowhere
ple-l for money, bnt of their own free will the gener
ous hearted Christians in New York and Philadel
phia placed in his hands 115,000 for mission build
ings in Bengal, coupled with something like an as
surance that this would not be the last
The R?w Tut Iff Bill.
The new tariff bill, which we published in
full yesterday, is we presume the fruit of seve
ral months study on the part of the Committee
of Ways and Menus in the House. It will
(he country by surprise, and if there still re
inaiu any who place reliauce in the honesty or
sincerity of the administration, will lead to a
tolerably unequivocal change of sentiment on
their part. II will be remembered that when
an alteration in the customs duties was first pro
posed, it was advocated on the ground that the
revenue from that source had become inconve
niently luge, ?uU that therefore some reduction
was not only feasible but was actually required
by the best interests of the couutry. Specie
was accummulating in the JSub-Treasury vaults
to the detriment of trade and the embarrass
ment of our financial interests; and all men
saw the necessity of adopting some plan for
guarding against the fatal danger of a plethoric
treasury. It was on this ground alone that a
new tariff was proposed. No substantial class
of the community, no particular branch of trade
or manufactures complained that the tariff was
pressing too heavily upon them. Every one
bore bis burthen with resignation, and admitted
by his silence that the tax he paid in the shape
I of customs duties was reasonable aud fair. It was
solely and altogether as a means of depleting
the 1 reasury that Mr. Guthrie and tiio President,
proposed to remodel the tariff of customs duties
This being emphatically declared by every
government organ and -official whose opinion
was, ever expressed on the point, and thoroughly
understood by the people, it will hardly be be
lieved that the new tariff project, reported by
the Committee of Ways &nd Means, .actually
contemplates no sensible reduction of the reve
nue from this source. After all the-clamor
about lightening the public burthens, they are
left within,a trifle of what they are under the
present system. The figures are plain enough
on the point. The revenue from custom# for
the year ending June 30, 1851, was $49,017,567;
that for the year ending June 30, 1852, was
$17,339,326. The following year, a variety of
causes swelled the customs revenue to $58,931,
865. The new tariff contemplates a revenue of
nearly forty-five millions and a half cf dollars.
Had the Committee of Ways and Means or the
atiministration, for we presume we may identi
fy them one with the other, intended to relieve
the people by reducing the duties, they would
hive given us a tariff under which the estimated
I venue to be collected would have done no
thing more than pay the expenses of the gov
ernment. This would have beeu a reduction
which the people would have felt. Instead of
this, however, we have a tariff whose working
is shown in the following table:?
Working ok the Pro.ik.cted Taripp.
Wiug duty"?336)695,113
Articles not enumerated $16.828 750
Transferred to free lUt as follows:
Iiyewood, in stick.....' (341,446
1 eas, &c 38/36
??ec 20,032
bolting cloths 40,232 1,409,777 17,328,627
Deduct, transferred to free list:
Peruvian bark, burr stones,
fruits, vegetables, fcc., vari
ous seeds, leeche*, orange and
lemon peel, say 1,240,000 14,678,760
Muking of imports paying duty $233,846 336
cch'le A,pay'gl0Oprct. $3,827,798 $3 827'79S
B, 4 * 20 4* 170,114,021 34'o2'2tt24
* ft " 16 ? 21,306,137 s'K
1), ?' 10 '? 10,648.860 1 0ri4HKii
" ?' " * " 13:370,170 twK
j ejT'gnn av of 19prct.$219,2?6,586. Yielding $42 779 887
rtieler not enum'd.14.578.7bO '
being scattered in the
20, 15, 10 and 5 per -
cent schedules, my
at an average of 18
pr et., would yield.. 2,624,175
Imports $233,846,338 ToUl. .$45,404,082
Average <>n dutiable article* 19 per cent.
loUl importation*, $207,878,647 17 percent.
Thug, estimating the imports of dutiable ar
ticles at $233,845,336, the revenue under the
new tariff would nearly amount to forty-five
millions and a half, not two millions more than
the revenue from that source, during the fiscal
year 1851-2.
There are many other poiuts in the tariff
which exhibit the same inconsistency, aud tu
which we shall advert hereafter. As a whole it
is of apiece with every other act of Gen. Pierce's
administration. Were it not for the corrupt
schemes nursed by the cabinet: were it not for
their insane efforts to set up foreign usurpers
with our moneys were it not that tbey are re
solutely bent ?a bribing the representatives of
the people into a base support of their policy,
and for all these purposes require as much mo
ney as they could get, it would have been pos
siLle to have carried out their original design
and reduced the rates of duty .so as to lighten
substantially the popular burthens. As it was.
l'ierce and his Cabinet have been terrified all
winter at the thought of parting with any in
-trument of corruption, or losing adollar where
with they might purchase a conscience or a
vote. They talked loud enough last December
of reducing the revenue, but with January and
the Nebraska bill came unquenchable thirst for
money, which has been growing upon them
ever since. The consequence is the project
of a tariff now laid before u% by which under
pretence of lightening our burthens, the go
vernment is still to wrest forty-five to fifty
millions a year from us: and if we prosper, and
import- InrgHy. fifty to sixty millions. This Lb
depleting the Treasury with a vengeance; but
? t is but ftu.ither in.-tance of the disgraceful du
plicity with which every action of the present
executive is imbued.
A New Phase ok SriniT Rappi.vg3.?We rc
c ;ved on Saturday from the organ of the spirit
eppers in tbi- city a copy of tlie proceedings
of the new society of rappers which has latoly
ceti organized in this city. We give all the
? .ccumeuts in full this morning, and very curi
ous thing* th^y rr? too, There Li a curious
wWrew to the p opto o' tb? United Statw,
carious letter from tx-Gov rnor Tatlmalge,
curious pray, r rapfxnJ out by Jud-e Edmonds,
a curious list of offiers?Id fact the wltole
article positively swarms with curious things.
The list of officers ron'ans the names of law
J1 rs, good and bad, famous and unknown; phy
s'reiuns, homecpathio, hydropathic and allopa
thic; architects, editors, chemists and one 01B
cer of the army. Where is the navy T Where
arc the marines?that gallant but generally
supposed to be credulous corps?
We expect something inte resting from this
new r oeiety. We have a right to expect deli
nite facts, definitively put and definitively sus
tained by definite facts. People have become
eo incredulous lately that some of them will
not believe statements unless they are sup
ported by proofs. Will the " Society f?r the
Diffusion of Spiritual Knowledge" give us some
The Criu Question?Mr. Thrasher and thk
Revolutionists in the Island?We publish
this morning a familiar letter from Mr. John S.
Thrasher on the ?uba question. It will be
seen, in reply to our question to him of some
days ago, "Will there be a war with Spain,"
that he is decidedly-of the same opinion as our
selves, that there will be no war.
He thinks that the authority given to Glen.
Pezucla to declare the emancipation of all the
slaves of the island in the event of an attack
by the United States, will fce conclusive in
preventing any such experiment by our-siga
cious administration. Perhaps so, and yet the
Cabinet organ at Washington insists npon it
that it may become necessary to declare war
against Spain, in order to prevent the African
ization of Cuba. And we are told that this
thing of Africanizing the island Is not only de
termined upon by Spain, acting under English
instructions, but that it is actually in process
of being carried into effect. We are farther
admonished that the administration will new
permit the scheme to be carried out. Conse
quently we are in danger of a war with Spun
To convince the incredulous, and as if for the
express purpose of frightening all the old wo
men in the country, we are advised by
ominous telegraphic despatches from Wash
ington, that the African 'squadron and
the Japan expedition are to be imme
diately recalled, that all our availabie vessels
in port, or within areacb, are to be put imme
diately into good .fighting order, that the
naval seamen and marines are to be in
creased, and that the army, too, is to be
strengthened, in view of activa service in cc?
.operation with the home squadron.
Still we maintain the opinion that all this is
humbug?that the administration neither in
tend, nor desire, nor expect a war with Spain.
That General Pierce desires the glory of annex
ing Cuba is very manifett?that he will suc
ceed in effecting his object is very doubtful.
He will more probably meet with about the
same success as Captain Tyler, in his first ef
forts for the annexation of Texas by treaty.
The treaty failed, and another man was elected
to do that which Captain John insisted upon
finishing. The bullying of the organ at Washing- I
ton and the coaxing of Queen Isabella by our
Minister at Madrid,.da not promise a speedy solu
tion of the difficulty. It is rumored that Mr.
Soul* is authorized to give the round figure o;
two hundred and fifty millions for Cuba. This
is a tremendous temptation to a bankrupt gov
(inment; but, under existing circumstances
and from the bungling style in which the busi
ness has been prosecuted, Spain will be very /
npt to reject the bait. Nor do we suppose af
ter what has transpired, that the sending of the
proposed extraordinary commission of Mr. C?bb
and Mr. Dallas to Spain will help the matter.
The proclamation against the filibusters
was doubtless inteuded to inspire confidence tt
Madrid as to the bona fide policy of the ad
ministration ; but while the threats and Win
tering of the President's organ are recognized
as "by authority," Spain will be very apt to
deal with Messrs. Cobb and Dallas as she las
been dealing with Mr. Soul*?with maifced
politeness, hut with caution and distrust. T?us.
while the offers of purchase will be frittered
away in lengthened negotiations, the outrages
of the Spanish authorities against our citizeis
and our commerce in Cuba, will probably rt
suit in satisfactory explanations amounting t)
nothing at all. The old women need have 10
fears that any outrages or provocations of tie
Spanish authorities will drive this administn
tion into a war with Spain. The belligereit
diatribes of the Washington Union are but a
shallow device to divert the public attenti.n
from the troubles which the feeble and vacilla
ting policy of the administration has brought
upon the democratic party and the country.
Mr. Thrasher calls for subscriptions to ail
the Creole republicans inside the Island of Ci
ba, to liberate themselves from the Spanitfc
yoke. The Lopez policy was to collect sub
scriptions from the islanders to aid theoutsiie
movement of the filibusteros. But "the prcof
of the pudding is in the eating thereof." Th?
invasion of Lopez proved that his calculations
concerning the co-operation of the Creoles w?~
fatally fallacious. Very likely, since that dis
astrous expedition, the Creoles may have un
dergone a hopeful change of mind. Perhaps
they may be ready to strike, and are only halt
ing from the shortness of funds. Mr Thrasher
ought to know. At all events, he seems to
know very well that the Cubans have but little
to hope for from the filibusteros, and nothing
to expect from the administration. Flence his
plan of contributions to the islanders them
selves. But, whatever may be done in Cuba,
or in Washington, or in Madrid, we entirely
agree with Mr. Thrasher, that from the mixed
free soil commission ef the Cabinet, there is no
danger of a war with Spain.
Meantime we are startled by a flaming an
nouncement in tho Evening Pout, of this city,
that a design is on foot of sending over a libera
ting expedition from Louisiana, with all possi
ble speed, so as to drive Pczuela to the emanci
pation of the slaves, and tho consequent de
struction of the sugar production of the island.
The mgar crop of Cuba interferes very much
with the profits of the Louisiana, planters, and
a Louisiana correspondent of our verdant
neighbor suggests that ;hcy have, therefore,
resolved to break up the sugar business in Cuba
entirely by making the island another lfayti.
Wc know that tho sugar question has been ex
(rcising the minds of the planters of Louisiana,
(10m the late pamphlet of Mr. Thrasher 0:1 the
subject, in which he argues that the acquisition
of Cuba would be an advantage to the Lou
isiana planters. But wc were not prepared for
a covp d'It'll f>i: the African zation of the
island, in a military invasion from N w Orleans.
This is very astonbhing news, and renders the
fact positively certain that wc shall have no
?w uj* with Spain.
The Extkavaqance or Fashionable Pkoplb
in New Yore?Where the Monet comes
fro*.?We have on several occasions called at
tention to the rapid, thoughtless and fearful
progress which the spirit of personal extrava
gance is making in this country?we mean
more particularly extravagance in dress, living
and amusements.
We have confessed our inability to solve the
mystery as to where the funds have been found
by many individuals whom we know to be at
this moment under protest, or recently com
promised. A few days ago, happening to
visit a fashionable maison des modes up
town, the proprietor had occasion to speak
of her inability to furnish ready money
sufficient to liquidate the duties upon her
newly arrived goods now in port. We
expressed surprise at this, knowing that
she enrolled upon her " golden tablet" the
names of the beau monde and the most re
chirche. She then stated that it was with the
utmost difficulty and sacrifice, both of time and
personal feeling, that Bhc could collect enough
to pay her workwomen and the duties; that Bhe
was then owing money in Paris which she was
unable to remit; that families, comprising from
two to four grown up daughters, besides the
mother, were then owing her from twelve to
twenty-four hundred dollars each, and that
every application for an acquittance was met
by a plump refusal on the part of the husband
and tears from the wife, until at length she had
positively refused to furnish more dresses until
the existing debts were cancelled.
This is not an isolated case? it is, we might
almo4^0y, universal in fashionable life.
evening party al a fashionable house
requires from fifty to one hundred new dresses,
and at a magnificent /Ste champStre given last
week in New Jersey, there were over two hun
dred new and magnificent dresses, costing from
fifty to one thousand dollars each.
These are facts. They cannot be denied
nor qualified. The graceful and lovely
belles, so magnificently attired ?.t these
fashionable reunions, are therefore, dress
ed not at the expense of their wealthy
papas, but by the unpaid labor, the steaming
sweat, the hud-taxed eye-Bight, the midnight
toil of the poor and wretched seamstresses and
milliners, for these bard working and harder
fated women ore frequently obliged to go un
paid when their employers are unable to col
lect their debts. Think of this ye giddy, frivo
lous, worthless belles! At the bootmaker's,
the same story there; and so with the hat
tea:, the tailor, .and every other tradesman,
the. same. These is one system of plunder* an
understood thing?fashionable and universal.
We do not altogether pity these people?the
evil is universal, and by a concerted movement
cash in hand could be Squired before goods are
delivered or dresses atft. If this were carried
out universally, tfeere would be no fear of
losing customers, U?r no better terms could be
had elsewhere. Tn our business we tried it,
and shall. revolutionize the entire newspaper
business in this city.
But the reaction is now upon us. Real estate
is descending from its Pegasus, and one by one
.the neccfcearieis of life are being reduced in price,
iloney is becoming daily more dear and more
difficult to obtain. Many merchants and stock
jobbers, living in large houses and driving fine
equipages, are now trembling on the brink of a
fearful precipice. Two per cent a month is rea
dily paid by these doomed men in the hope
that some fortunate card will "turn up" to re
lieve them.
Let .those to whom tiiese remarks apply take
warning, and, before it is too late, retrench their
unjustifiable expenditures, place a limit to the
excesses, of their wives and daughters and pre
serve their own reputation, their credit and
their peace of mind.
Thb Cholera?The Streets.?Eight fifty
Bcven eases of cholera took place in the city pro
per last week. These were, to be rare, sporadic
cases, but in a very short time the disease may
assume the form of an epidemic, and instead of
fifty cases we may have eight hundred. In
some localities we wot of, the danger is immi
nent. Filth and garbage of all sorts are under
going the process of decomposition under the
very noses of the police; the atmosphere is
laden with the noxious gaases thus engendered,
and if we do not have the pestilence among us,
f will be the result of accident, and not because
the proper means have been taken to prevent it
The danger is imminent; the action should be
prompt. In such localities as may be particu
larly dirty, disinfecting agents should be freely
used. The Btreets should be kept as clean as
possible, and the sewerB should be clear so that
stagnant water may be carried off at once.
This business belongs to the Board of Health;
but if it is not attended to the citizens will do
it for themselves.
We have not much to hope from any mem
bers of the present disorganized city govern
ment. Everybody is quarrelling with every
body else, and nobody has any time to spare
for the public business, the only purpose for
which they were elected, but the thing which
they think of last or not at all. But we desire
at this time to say a few werds to the Chief of
Police. He may not be aware of the fact that
many streets under his surveillance are diuly
desecrated by heaps of garbage thrown from
the abutting houses. In ca?e we desired to pro
duce a pestilence, we know of no better agent
than this same filthy stuff, generally made up
of half decomposed animal and vegetable
matter. There is a city ordinance which makes
the throwing of this stuff into the streets a
crime punishable by fine, und we suggest to
Mr. Mats?ll the propriety of enforcing this or
dinance. We have seen offal thrown under the
very noses of policemen; they turned up their
noses and walked off; we deuire that the offen
ders should be walked off to the nearest magis
trate and fined. Haifa dozen "examples"
would settle the matter. Will Mr. Matsell see
that this is done, and thereby secure to himself
the sweet consciousness that he has done his
duty ?
A Know Nothinq Prks'p"
Presidential candidal* - lUC new ?8
the field Let '* tUC t1"1101?6*8 BOUnd, aud let
evpr^,i. .jy take notice, that the Know Nothing
Dunner for 185G has been, or eoon will be, hung
out upon the outward walls, inscribed with the
name of John M. Clayton* of Delaware, the
original Know Nothing statesman. Mr. Clay
ton's claims are founded upon the introduction
of his amendment into the Nebraska bill, pro
viding that no foreigner should be allowed to
vote or hold office in that Territory. Several
ni< m' ers of Congress, we arc told, have endea
vored to eniol themselves with this mysterious
society, but Senator Clayton has. by a coup
d'itat, headed them all. He is the Know Noth
ing candidate, and is bound to succeed if the
party holds together long enough.
BthmIM uid KwM ??tlcn.
Fashionable people have eommeneed their yearly
flight from town, and tbe an Hences at our tbeatree now
are computed chiefly of aUVugern and sojourners. The
theatre* are all preparing for a cessation of work The
ft^ular tea><on of the Broadway Theatre clone 1 last Sa
turday evening. On Thursday, Messrs. Warren and
Kagle had a benefit, which was wi ll attended. Mr. J. E.
Ksglf, from tbe Southern theatre*, made hie debut in
Ktw York on thin occaaiou He in a clever Ifcfht oome
dian. On Friday, the Misses Gougenhvim had their ilrit
btntflt In New York. On thia oo -. .sion sn ingeniously
constructed farce, "To Oblige Ben?on," from the
French vaundeville "Un Servloe a Blanchard," was
played for the first time In the United S'ates. It Is a lit
tle singular that tome of our euterpria'ng managers
have not previously given us this capital trifle which
was produced at the Olympic, London, eight or nine
months since. The plot runs thus ?
Mr. Benson (Wliiting) is a barrister having a young
and prttty wife (Kins A. Gougenhe m), from whom his
professional duties too freqi:eutly draw hiui His wife
attributes his continual absence to imlitfeiouoe, and al
lows the attentions of || Mr. Meredith (Grusvenor), a
pupil of Benson's. without any criminal intention She
has even had tbe imprudence to reoeive a note from him
and to answer it. On one occasion, at a pie-nic party,
Meredith slips a billet for Mrs. Benson into one of her
gloves, which is accidentally taken up by her friend, Mrs.
Trotter Southdown (Miss J Gougenhwin) who, finding
the Wrtter, at once discovers the pcriloHv position in which
the thoughtless woman is pluced and resolves to rescue
her. t or this purpose die first points out to Mrs. Benson
the precipice upon whose brink she stands, and having
effectually alarmed and shocked her, she engages to make
Meredith give up the letter of Mrs. Beaton's which be
has, aud immediately to leave London. The young man
demurs to Mrs. Sonthdown's proposal, until che tells him
that ber own husband, Mr. Trotter Southdown (Davllge),
is fearfully jealous, anu that the only means of apRas
ing his wrath will be for Meredith, whom he suspects,
to quit loudon without delay. The belter to effect
her purpose, she concerts with her husband, who is a
kind, good naturi-d little man, as much eccupied with
his model farm as Benson is with bis law books, t-o bur .t
in upon her at a signal given hy her, aud to oulige Ben
son by feigning to be in a terrible rage Southdown obe v?
his instructions, but cannot imagine why his wife should
make him play a part " to oblige Benson," so contrary
to his nature, and -which he finds it so difficult to
sustain. Mrs. Benson believes that his ruge is real,
and telle her husband that be is jealous of Mr. Meredith,
who had slipped a billet-doux into bis wife's glove it the
pic nic. Benson kindly endeavors to appeaso Southdown,
but ingoing so mentions tbe circumstance of Meredith
having paid particular attention to his wife, and e.-ip ci
ally alluding to the billet in her glove. A new light
bieaks suddenly upon Southdown; his wife has wronged
him, and baa received letters from Meredith. The demon
ol jealousy instantly takes possession of his being; he be
comes a perfect maniac, stamping racing, and brea. ing
the furniture and ornaments about the room, wblle h s
wilo believes that be is still only acting according to her
instructions. Benson, under the impression that South
down has cause for his rage, generously endeavors to
turn off bis suspicions by assuring Southdown that it was
to Mrs. Benson tbe note bad been written; but. the en
raged little man, thinking it onlv a friendly ruse, refuses
to believe him unless the letter is produced. At this in
stant Meredith enters with the letter, for the purpose of
restoring it to Mrs. Benson, and the plot reaches its cli
max by each of the parties acting at the same time under
separate delusions. Benson believes that, he is screening
the imprudenoe of Mrs. Southdown by attributing the
fault to his own wife; Mrs. Benson believes that South
down is really jealous of his wife; Mrs. Southdown be
lieves that her husband is only playing a part; and Mere
dith, not knowing what to believe, rushes off completely
mystified. Benson, affecting to furgive his wife, mag
nanimously throws the note in the grate, from whence
Southdown snatches It bet ore it is entirely consumed,
and, recognising Mrs. Benson's hand, has all his suspi
cions removed in un instant, and becomes again the hap
piest of model farmers.
The piece mi pretty well played and went off smooth
ly. The audienoo seemed highly delighted with It
At Niblo's theatre, the " Greeu Monster" has been the
principal attraction, and the house has been full every
night. At Wattack's theatre, the manager haa been
playing Doricourt, (" The Belle's Stratagem,") Don 'Fe
lix, ("The Wonder,"') and " Don OaBsar de Baian." This
theatre closes after this evening, which is an extra nigut
for the benefit of the manager. At the Bowery theatre,
the box price has been reduced to t-venty-flvw cents.
"Faustus" haa been the principal attraction. Messrs
R. Johnston and RadcliCTe have had benefits At the
National theatre there has been nothing new. The
40tj)s dramatique tendered the manager a benefit, whictt
took place last Friday evening, and was highly .success*
fnl. Mrs. H. F. Nichols and Mr. T. B. Johnston appear
ed on this occasion, having volunteered their services.
Nothing new at Barnum's.
The Ma eager of the Broadway Theatre announces a
short summor season to commence thU evening- Se
veral new names appear in the list of the compauy, in
cluding Mr. Norton, late of Burton's Theatre. Mr. and
Mrs. Barney Williams commence an engagement to
night, and play the leading parts in a new drama called
" the Irish Yankee." The annoxed account of certain
circumstances, which lately transpired in Philadelphia,
is given by the Sunday Courier:?
Barney Williams has liad a very narrow escape in Phi
ladelphia. He had a difficulty with a man by the name
of McDonougli, who having insulted him, was quickly
knocked down, and the comedian concluded the affair
ended; but lie toon discovered his mistake, for it was
whispered about that ho was to be mobbed for his vory
nutural and manly net. His friends suggested that a
compromise eboulu be effected, and by their advice an
interview was had with McDonough, and the matter ami
caldy arranged. His appearance on the stage, however,
at the Walnut street Theatre, was the signal for a storm
of hisses, in the midst of which McPonough rose in the
second tier of boxes, and requested his friends to desist,
as an explanation had been made by the actor perfectly
satisfactory to bim, and the performance was allowed to
proceed, after a speech from Barney, without Interrup
tion. On the night of the 9lh inst., however, Inflamma
tory placards were posted throughout the city, suggesting
the propriety, as it was the last night of his engagement.,
of driving Williams from the stage. The wording of the
bill proved it to have been the work of a blackguard, and
his purpose might have been effected If It had not been
for the good sense of the audience, who sustained 'h?
actor In spite of the noisy demonstrations of the rowdies
who had been collected by means of thia contemptible ap
peal. The encounter with McDonough was unfortunate,
and it might have been considered prudent If his Insult
had been overlooked; but it Is difficult always to act with
prudence, and Barney, it Is well known, la as Impulsive
as he Is generous and warm hearted.
At Niblo's Garden, Mile. Yrca Matthiaa having recover
ed from a recent accident will appear in the grand ballet
"Belle la Paquerette." The pantomime "The Green
Monster," will also be done.
At Wallack's theatre this evening, an extra night i<
announced for the benefit of Mr. Wallack. He will play
Don Felix In "The Wonder," and it la also announced
that he will "address the audience at the end of the
comedy." Twafrtfcer light pieces are announced. Slg.
La Manna, leader at the excellent orchestra, announces
that Mr. Wallack has given him the use of the theatre
on Wednesday evening, and that his benefit will then
take place. The whole dramatic company, Senorlta Soto,
the Ronsset Slaters, Paul JuKen and Carlotta Fozioni
have volunteered their services, and they will appear on
this occasion.
At the Bowery Theatre, this evening, "The Naiad
Queen" and the new farce of "The Know Nothings" will
be performed. Madame Margaretta Olinr.a, a tight-rope
artiste, will make her first appearance In America.
At the National Theatre, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" will be
played thU evening, the part of Uncle Tom by Mr. Tay
lor, Topsy by Mrs. W. G. Jones, and Eva by Miss Bishop.
The nautical drama of "Black Eyed Susan" 1* also an
nounced, with Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Prior in the principal
' At Barnum's Museum, "Raffaelle" will be pluyod this
i veiling, Ad a light and pleasant performance Is an
nounced for the afternoon.
At Christy's Opera House, 473 Broadway, this evening,
an excellent entertainment is announced, inoluliu^
plenty of new pong*, dances, fcc.
At Wood's, 444 Broadway, somothlug funny Is pro
wised for this evening, being an entirely new burletiiv
called " Black Douglas, or the Lost Baby found " Tli"
hero is Nebraska BUl-Doagla*. Other good things are
alto announced for this evening.
At Buckley's, " Somnambula" continues to b* ?'
tractive. A burlenque of " Cinderell. ? la announceda*
'"KUmde gives a reading frorn -
at the Brooklyn Museum <>? ^^'l^k's eompanv
rH.iAi.Ku? -A portion ^ ^ tWn)
will soon appeur Sjt fcoen ?inginK Ir *-?" " *' th?
de M?r*u1frVet. Mr.
-All the theatres wUl be open this evening
The NaUonsl with G.C. Howard, wife and' ^ter In
"Uncle Tom's Cabin." The Howard, with Gabriel lUvel
and others, and the Museum, with Miss E. iHymond.
late of Burton's, In comedy; a vaudeville comply incl id
Ina O E. Locke and n. C. Jor-lan opened the .lationU \ a
retiesfora short season, on last Wednesday eve^ng.
llr H F.trnge has become the stage manager ot the How
ard Atherittnm. Mrs. Luke West realUed $1,000 by her
complimettai y benefit at the Music Hall. The now the?
tic is progressing rapidly, and there cun be no doubt that
the theat-e will be opened for dramatic performances on
the first Monday of September. The stage arrangement* ,
sre now nearly completed. In the auditorium the last
flooring h?s iiecn laid in the galleries, and they are ready
for the seats; the parquette will be in the same condition
in a few days. The ceiling au 1 a portion of the ".ills a >
now ready Tor final decorations, and so. aUo, J'1*'"?
of the galleries. The aalooM are almost finUhel, a 1
only await flooring to be ready for upholstering^ T*
corridors will soon be rendy for painting. Ti?? .rringe
ments for decorating the interior h-ve been agree lj?,
and workmen will commence upon the work tameda?
, Mr. shatos, well known to tho frequenters of the
Trement Theatre, comaattted suicide by dwwatag eo
Buffalo?Mlaa J. M. venport hu b?n playing a
brilliant engagement.
Cmamun?Miae Julie Dean hM finiahed an excellent
Rr. Lorn. ?Mr. Neafie has been successfully playing
the Cersicau Brothers.
Fall Bivkk, Maks The citiuma of this place are to
?ave a eerie# of dramatic entertainment*, commencing on
Monday, the 26th. The company include! Messrs. lAner
gan, Hike and Saudford, late of the Broadway Theatre .
Mini Bernard, from the Arch street Theatre, Philadel
p) ia, aid others.
San Frahcisco ? Mlaa Laura Keene has taken the
French Opera House, and Mr Bowling, her manager, ia 4
engaging a company to sail by the next steamer Mr.
Chsrli's Wheatleigh, Mr. Rogers and Mr. Altemus are
i among tbem.
London.?The Daily JfctM of June 1, say}:?
' Grisi ha- returned to the scene of her long career of
triumphs, only to leave it forever. Her Immediate re
tin inent from the stage is now announced. Before do
lig ho, she ia to give a short seriesof farewell perfoim
aucts ol her moet favorite parts. The first of theaetook
place on Thursday night, when she appeared in "Nor
ma " as was to be expected, the theatre was full to
overflowing in every part; *nd.the**ueenf^f.
received the honors so justly her due. Site Kreet?*
on lier entrance with prolonged acclamation; i>?***""? ?
the whole evening the aumence took every opportunity
' oi testifying their enthusiasm. Grial preserves all the
I qualities which have rained her to the summit of herart.
Her retiremtnt, assuredly, Is not rendered ne<waaxy^by
i any decay of her powers or attractions. She is aebeau
tiful as ever, as full of grace and Ln
I not quite so strong as it has been, but it does not f'U^^ .
her most impassioned moments: while ia sweet
lowness of tone, and that nameless quality whloh mak _
it so inexpressibly touching, it ia all that it ever was a
any period of her life. Her Norma ia atill ? ooinl)ln?tlo
of grandeur, passion,' and tenderness, which we na
never teen equalled, and shall never see equalled again.
Marine Aitixlrs.
Launcutw At 3 o'clock P. M., Saturday, Mr. T. Stack
launched the bark " Clara" from his yard, foot of North
Second street, Williamsburg. She ia 148 feet long, 33 feet
beam, 19 feet deep, and 750 tona measurement. She ia
owned by Messra. Wakeroan, Dimond * Co., and la lnten
ded for the general freighting busin^sa. The keel of a
brig of 330 tons baa just been laid at this yard, for Messra.
Gum as, Wallace fc Co She ia intended for the ,/Lnguatur*
irade, and will be 1 unched the first of October. Mr.
ttack is alao engaged in altering the clipper ship White
Squall (which was partlsl y destroyed by Are last winter)
into a tnree masted schooner, of 850 tona.
Launch*D?At Port Jefferson, Jun?17, by Messra Bedell
& Larllng, a fine achooner of about 260 tona, called the
Sunny South. 8he ia owned at that port, New York and
Newbern, and is intended to run between the two lattoi
places. She will be commanded by Captain Isaac Smith,
formerly of the schooner El 8. WMleta, of New York.
Tliis Is the sixth schooner launched at that port during
the present season.
Tnx Ship Hocthfort struck by Lighthihg. ato Narrow
Efcafb of thbMats.?On the 13th inst., at savannah, du
ring a sudden thunder shower, the ship Southport, Lapt/
Wilson, loading with cotton, at the wharf of the upper
Cotton Presa, lor Liverpool, waa atruck by lightning, oc
casioning some injury to the vessel, and seriously affect
in tie mate, who was at that time on boar 1. The fluid
ftrat struck the main sky-sail mast, shattering it to
splinters, thence greatly injuring the royal-maat, passing
down the mainmaat to the deck in a massive ball of fire,
where it exploded, producing a loud report, scattering in
every possible direction, coming in contact with the per
son of the cblef mate, who at the moment was standinc.
juat aft the mainmaat. He waa struck with anch violence
aa to be thrown back againat the poop, where he fell to
the deck in an insensible condition, remaining so for
some considerable time. It Is believed his injuries
will not prove serioua. From the deck the flai l paaaed
down the pumps, setting two or three bales of cotton on
fire. The hatches were immediately taken up, and the
fire extinguished, 'lhe veasel had already received on
bead fourteen honored bales, and but for timely action
and judicious care the veasel and cargo might nave be
come a total losa. Aa it la the injury ia but slight.
Commkrcx of Gloucester, Mash.?During the year
ending May 80.1864, there arrived at Gloucester, from
foreign porta, 24 American vessels, and 183 foreign ves
sela. Total number of arrivals from foreign porta, 207.
These vesaela brought cargoes of molasses, sugar, coffee,
cocoa, aalt, coal, wood, lumber, &c., Ac. ln the same
time 2C4 vessels cleared for foreign porta. Gloucester
owns nearly 81,000 tons of shipping, being 600 tons more
than the port of Salem, and 6,000 tons more than Ports
mouth, New Hampshire. Fifty-one vessels were built
last year, being moro in number than in any diatrict in
New England, except Waldoboro', Bath, and Boston. The
vessels built at Gloucester averaged a little more than 80
tona each. The present season willjkow a great in
crease of tonnage built in that di?ti||^RLNcwburyport
and Boston are the only places that afl^HpGloncestcr in
amount of tonnage built last year.
Personal Intelligence.
Lewis Cans, Jr., our Charge at Rome, waa married, on
the 21 it of May, to Miss Mary Ludlum, daughter of
Nicholas Ludlum, of this city.
All the Van Burens will soon be in Europe. What will
the administration do without them ! Ex-I'resident Vint
Buren ia somewhere in Italy, engaged in writing out his
political remlniatences ; his son Martin is with him.
Maj. Van Buren Bulled In the Franklin tw" wt eka ago for
Frsnce. Now, l'rlnce John ia looked for in the steamer
of the lat of July.
The Ripht Rev. Biahop Baraga, the Vicar Apostolic of
Upner Michigan, is In this city, on his return froa*
Europe. He ia staying for two or three wwska at the
Con vent of the Redemptorista. In Third street Bi-hop
Baiaga has been very successful in accomplishing the
object of his visit 1? Europe, and has secured aeveral
missionaries for hla Epiacepal charge.
Fichard Ward Greene, Chief Jnatiee of the Supromc
Court of Rhode laland, haa resigned his offlce.
Capt. Penison, Pacific Ocean; Capt. Asa Eidridge, clip
per Red Jacket ; W. C. Corson and friend, Sheffield, Eng.:
A. B. McAfer, Georgia; Chaa. 8trong, Pensacola; Gen.
Tyson, Maryland, were among the arrivals yesterday at
the Aator House.
From Glasgow, in bark St. James?Mr Mltohison, Mrs
Mitchiscn and three children; Miss MeGhea Miss A Mc
? From Whampoa in the clipper ship Wiiard?Mr. Melz*. ol
Fiom Pasta Cms Cola, in the brig Nancy Ann?Thomae
Main, lady and obild.
City Intelligence.
Dkaf iwi) Dom Amtlum?dxatb or Robert D. Wdbm,
1T8 ex-Tbsascbkr.?With sorrow we record the death ot
Mr. Robert D. Weeks, who died on Friday last, at the
age of fifty six years. Mr. Weeks waa a very estiraa
ble citizen, and for eighteen years was the Treasurer
of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum in Fiftieth street, dis
charging the duties of the office with promptness and
rectitude. The President and Board of Directors held a
meeting in Wall street on Saturday, to express their sor
row at his decease. The President of the asylum, Mr.
'iurvey P. Peet, was called to the chair, and in a very
touoliing and appropriate speech announced the death of
Mr. Weeks, ana spoke of his services to tho institution
over which he presided, and his worth as a man. Pro
fessor M. Wetmore followed, also bearing witness to tho
excellent qualities of the departed, and closed by offering
the following resolutions, whicn were unanimously
Rieolvtd. That this Board rsosives with feellag* of pro
found regrot the intelligonoo of the ileath of Robert D.
Week*, for a long series of years the fathfal and efficient
Treasurer of the institution, and cne of its most aUive and
urefnl friends
Retoived, That in entering this tribute of respect for the
meaiory of their late assooUte and Mend on the minute* of
the Board it desi-ei to acknowledge the heavy weight of
obligation under which the institution reets for servia s
rei.uered tn it ' y its late treasurer, and which enntribnted
so Isigely to easnre its prosperity and extend the sphere of
Its usefulness
Kesolved That the individual members of the Board will
dtlisl t to cherl>h tie memory of one wb.i end-urn I blai?eU
to all atsociit?d with him in the disobarge of publia duties
by a sonsiderate, kind, and courteous deponmont, tho
most active benevolence, and faithful devotion whieb never
Resolved, That lit the death of Mr. Week* the deaf and
darb bavr lost an efficient reliable friend, who never failed
to give his S'm pat by in tbsir afHiotioa, and his aid in pro
moting their we>fare.
Re ohtd, That the members of this Board will attend
rue tuneral of ineir lata associate, from the Jhuroh of the
Annunciation, in Fourteenth street, on SnaJay, the 1.1th
last., at 't% o'clock P.M. and as ? of reipect fur hi*
memory, that the President be requested to oauss Mie at
tend anee of tbe instructors and all the male pupils of the
Institution at the same hour.
Received, That the Seeretsry cause a copt of these resoa
Intlons to be traasuiltted to the family of the deoeased, and
that t' e same be published.
Mnrn.io or th* Joi'Rinnrsnra Plcither.-'.?A spccial
meeting of the Journeymen Plumbers' Protective Society
?as held on f*iturday night, at the Union Shades, Fourth
avenue, near Fourteenth street, to take Intotaoniidsra
tiun the strike of their brother tradesmen In Riston and
t'hiosgo, and to adept whatever measures they ml^ht
deem ?MM' under the cifWMWjK-Mr WW-Kwlor!
?vd MrJan w officiating as Secretary. After
the tie- of #om* preliminary bunlnexR, a letter
J" . Vfte plumbers of Roston, and a telegraphic despatch
rrom Chicago, were read by the Secretary. Thes? con
tained a Kim|.le statement of the fact that the plumbers
of both those cities had struck for an advanoe't>f
wnges fri m f 12 to lift a week, and asked the advice and
? n-oorsgeijietit of thoir fellow tradesmen in this city.
A ilisct.g'ion arose a* to the course that should bo pur
sued, which resulted In the adoption of a series of reso
lutions advising them not to return to work till thoir
demand* wore acceded to, and expressing the intention
(?f the society to use its influence In preventing pluin'virj
going from this city to Chicago or Bo'ton to work ir>
their ?ti ad. The meeting then adjourned.
YOCKO Mki'h nxBATtKO Sonanr.?A public meeting of
tliia society will be held at their 860 I i road way,
this editing, when the following tuition will be dfs
eneeeil?? wes the religion of Mahomevtwneflcial or In
jurious to roan t" l^diesand genUemeu^n(j |ricniln
of the members, are invited.
Di.vTim.ii nw> Arrivaui ?The schooner L>.ia wh|cb
errivi d ?enien*y from Afri> a, had on hoard as passen
eeiH two" very Interesting natives of that part,* thc
w< rid. line >v?s a beautiful boa conntrictor, am tho
oilier a no less handsome anaconda. They are presumed
to be ot the '?first families.''
Poller Intelligence.
J'erhnm'* ff\ft Knlerjrrite?Arrut ?/ Sow nf 'ho per.
tun* Copiemnl ?-l'anlel V. Tilden, of No. .no ,Vinth
atlfit, on i-aturdny, appeared before Justice Sttart, and
preferred a cnmi laint against. .Foslah 1'eiham, of No. im:i
Broedwsy, in which he steles th?t snid 1'erharaSas 'set
up Mod | roposed a lar^e amount of property la Vo ott.v
ot New York? to oe distributed by lot or chance, iln;j
*ir?ng such person* as shall purcha?e shares tlirai?
that the shares are to be in number 100,000, and ari^t

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