New York Daily Herald from New York, New York on May 30, 1847 · 2
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r ? NEW YORK HERALD. ??n York, Sunday, May 30, IMT. ?i-IAmertca.ii Volmnteer Soldiery. By the last accounts from General Scott' army we learn that almost all of the twelvi month* volunteers are leaving hint, pre ferring to return to their homes anil fumi lies to revelling inthe Halls of the Mon tezuemas. They have fulfilled their duty a American citizens?marched to the rendezvoa and enlisted?shouldered their rifles and ntarcli ed to tha enemy's country at the call of their gc vernment, and having achieved honor and glor for themselves, and fought and won battles the have cast lustre on the American arms, the now arc leaving the camp, and many of then will soon resume their business occupations. . What a glorious spectacle is here presented.What nation ran present a parallel to it! Thes< toil-worn and sun-beaten soldiers return for tin purpose of making room for new levies, who, like them, have enlisted under their country's (lag, and like them, will carry it triumphantly whereever they go. There is no shilling-a-day patriotism in American volunteers. They and their gallant officers fight for glory and the honor und credit of their country, and not for money. By the way, what a signal rebuke the conduct of our volunteers furnishes to the malignant slanders that were daily spewed forth by the English press, the editors of which accused our citizen soldiery of being animated by one single motive in fighting against the Mexicans in this war. They have reiterated the assertion that the main object our citizens had in volunteering wa9 to rob the churches of Mexico of their riches and wealth? that the desire of gain, 110 matter how acquired, and not patriotism, actuated.them to take part in the strife. We have outlived the slanders til the English press in every instance, and we have done so in this. The twelve months volunteers are now within a few days march of the city of Mexico, where countless thousands are locked up in the churches and cathedrals?where solid gold and silvei vases, candlesticks, and images are scattered in profusion?thet very balustrades of these buildings being made of the precious metals; and yet, after their term of service has expired, and their duty to their country fulfilled, we see them, like good citizens and honest men, returning to their homes, and caring nothing for this wealth. It may be consistent enough for the English, who, in their wars, have plundered, sacked, and robbed several of the cities they conquered in warfare, and whose cry at New Orleans was Booty and Beauty," to speak in this manner; but the mode of warfare practised by enlightened England is not r.erognised as humane or proper on this side of the Atlantic. The wealth of the Mexican churcheB is as safe from robbery by our volunteer soldiery, as if it were locked up in the bowels of the earth. Lieut. Charles G. Hunter.?The court martial and sentence on this gallant officer is receiving much comment at the present time, and is freely talked of by our citizens. As we have published the sentence, we are inclined to publish the following article, which we have ex tracted from the Suffolk Co. Democrat of the 21s tnst: ? The trial and sentence of Lieut. Charles O. llunte: brings to mind a case of disobedience of orders very si inilar. and will be interesting to our citizens generally as well as to many of our young and gallant officers o the navy. We know of no case more suitable to a juxti position than the following :?At a time when the Islant of Cuba wim infuRtml with nirat.m. who whfm com mitt in i the moit horrid outraged and murder against the com merce and lireii of citizens of all nations, Captain (noi Commodore) Kearney, with the U. 8. brig Enterprise waa eent to break up this horde of pirate*. During thi cruise, he discovered a nest of pirates off Cape Antoni< in possession of a ship and two brigs, the ship and oni brig American, the other Knglish. which thev weis plundering in the vicinity of one of their strong holds, ? dangerous reef protecting them from the approach ol large vessels, and a battery on shore to protect then from boats or small vessels. Commodore Kearney immediately ordered the brlg'i boats to be manned, and also two or three boats belonging to the merchant vessel. This command he gave tc his gallant second officer. Lieut. James Mclntosn, wltl positive orders not to part company or separate th< boats. With these orders Lieut. Mcintosh left his ves sel. but it was not long before he found that in obeyin) orders he could accomplish nothing, sb the boats of thi merchant vessels could not keep up with him, (beini dull and heavy.) and it was necessary to pull ahead ai fast as passible, to cut off one of the pirates' vesseli which was attempting to escape, and consequently h separated his forces, but succeeded in capturing fou pirate vessels and setting fire to and blowing up a fifth besides destroying a large amount of prqperty on shore with their habitations, striking terror to a communit of villains that had committed such vast depredation and bloodshed. This gallant act was not accomplished without greal basard. and during a tremendous thunder storm, whic lasted one bonr. the rain pouring down in torrents a the time On returning to his vessel that night, fatigued an< without provisions for his crew, what was the receptioi he met with from the brave and magnanimous Kearney Why, in admiration of bis gallant and meritorious act that reflected honor on the service, the noble Kearne' received him as a hero, complimented him for hf bravery audwuccess, and in the best of humor told Lieut Mcintosh that he took a great responsibility on himsell and said?" Come, Sir. you have eaten nothing to-day I waited dinner for you; let us retire." In the cabin he drank to the health of his lieutenant and with the feelings of a generous soul, said?" Sir your conduct is characteristic of the noble spirits which compose our navy, and which has this day added lustre to our arms, and done an incalculable service to the commercial interests of the world. 1 drink to the officer who dared to take the responsibility, and render society such essential strvice." Long will Commodore Kearney with Lieut. Mcintosh, be remembered bya grateful public. Ost or the Crf.w. Lieut. Hunter is now in this city, and there will soon be presented to him u magnificent word, belt, and epaulettes by our citizens. American stkamsiup Washington.?From tei to three o'clock yesterday, this magnificent spe cimen of naval architecture was thrown open t the public; and between those hours, not les than ten thousand ladies and gentlemen inspect ed her. It is needless to say, that they were al delighted and gratified. This noble steamship presents a beautiful ap pearance in the dock, and her beautiful mode and proportions are the theme of remark by al who behold her. Her gigantic size?her moult ?her rig?her machinery?in fact everythini pertaining to her is perfect, and is equal to any thing now afloat. We understand that one hundred anS fifteei berths are engaged, and that she will sail 01 Tuesday next punctually, at,the hour advertised Her mail will be as large as any ever taken by i steamship from the United States. Niw Order from the Secretary of Tin Navy?The Secretary of the Navy has issuet an order regulating the rank of the pursers. I places pursers of twelve years standing on th? rank with commanders according to date o commission, and pursers of less than twelve years the rank of lieutenants, according to date of commission, besides other proper regulation! required by the importance of their duties. Thii is a just and wise regulation of Mr. Mason The pursers are a most important corps of the ntval service, doing the duty on board shij which is required of paymasters, quartermas ters, and commissaries, in the army We are gratified that mstice has been done in this mat ter. Liki i William D. Porter.?We undcrstanc that the Irtcnds of Lieut. Wm. D. .Porter are exer#ng themselves to procure for that distinguished officer the command of one of the American ocean steamships. A more skil^lf navigator certainly cannot be found, and his perfect acquaintance with Bteam navigation eminently qualifies him for the office. We wish his friends every success in their efforts. Later from Matayzas.?We are in receipt of files of the Aurora dr Mntanzn* to the 14th inst. The news they contain, however, is merely local, and devoid of general interest. Past TmtTU.-Mile. BIin(y had only a alia bouse - laat night. In fhot it appeared almost Impossible to get a good house last week on any conditions. Tb* perfbrmanoes ware good, and the audience appeared delighted. Mile. B. goes to Boston this week, and .the Boetonlans ? will give her a good reeeption. She created a great sen. nation in Sew Orlenns Inst winter, and has been enthusiastically received wherever she has appeared since. Her dancing is of a character the most pleasing; her idea of graceful posture is only equalled by the easy man1 ner in which she assumes the most classic attitudes, - | and her face beaming with intelligent animation is u 8 most harmonious accompaniment to a beautiful fo . Mous Boux&ry. who accompanies her, is au artist or ? great merit. Mrs. Masou and Mr. Wheatley appear at !. the Park to-morrow night. , Bohkhv thiatss.-Mr. Booth will make his last ap pearance. and take a benefit this evening at the Bowery y theatre It is hardly necessary to say that the house lt will be crowded to overflowing. The bill is one which y of itself would fill any house, it consists of the great 11 tragedy of " Venice Preserved, or a Plot discovered.'' and the comedy of the "Mayor of tiarratt," in both of which Mr. Booth will appear. Amatkir Thkatricals at I'almo's Om:ra Houst.?A talented company of amateur performers, it will be perceived by the bills of the day, will appear at Palmo's on Thursday evening next, in two celebrated and popular pieces?"Damon and Pythias" and the '-Irish Lion." Young and rising talent, particularly local talent, has ut all times a claim upon public support, and we feel assured that the attractive bill put forth for the occasion and the cast, of whom fame speaks loudly, and flatteringly, will draw together a full and bumper house. Mr McDonald's Damon will, probably, be an able personation of the character. He will be well supported by Mr. D'Artists as Pythlha. and Mr. Connor as Dionysius, and, indeed, by the entire company. Miss Newkirk, Mrs. Mnoell. and Miss Stanhope will also perform on the occasion. Wo anticipate a "jam" house for the amateurs on Tuesday evening next. See the hills of the tl*v Mini Julia Dean is about to play an engagement in St. Louis. Musical. Italian Opera?Signor M. Rapetti takes a benefit at Palmo'a Opera House to-morrow evening, and has yielded to the request of many friends, who desire that he should give the whole of '' Luela dt Lammermoor," Instead of parts of two operas. The '* Lucia" will, therefore, be given unclipt; and if a favorite opera, and a deserving loader and excellent musician, are inducements sufficient to fill the house, there will be but few spare seats at Palmo'x. On Monday evening. Signor Rapetti will execute the solo. Introductory to Lucia's Cavatina, ! on the violin previous to all. however, there is to be given a grand concertante piece; flute, clarionet, oboe, ' bassoon, and French horn obllgato; and between the . acts, a young American artist, pupil of Signor R.'s, with 1 whom he is to play the duo. by Mower, which is so great 1 a favorite of C. Sivori's. There has been nothing left | wanting by the beneficiary. Let the public show how they appreciate his effort. On Wednesday evening, Signor Sanquirlco takes a benefit. The announcement should be enough, and with those who know what sacrlfices.Signor 8. has made during the past season, we are sure it will be sufficient to bring them out *' Bemlramis" will be the opera for the occasion. Christy '? Minstrels.?These most wonderfully successful performers, Intend remaining at Mechanics' Hall for one week longer. The extraordinary patronage attending their concerts, which have been nightly crowded for a succession of fourteen "weeks, by the beauty and fashion of the city, has induced them to defer their intended visit to Boston for the present, and remain in this city one week longer, which intelligence will be received with pleasure by their thousands of admirers. They are without doubt the most popular performers that have ever been in this city engaged in any similar amusement. ; Swiss Garden.?Our up-town citizens need not come down town for the purpose of enjoying an evening's recreation. because Mr. Elsasser Schmidt, the proprietor of the Swiss Garden, corner of 33d street and Railroad avenue, has fitted up that place in the first style, and has engaged Dingle's German Brass Band to perform every evening. Tho exertions of Mr. Schmidt will no doubt be duly appreciated. [ Castle Garden.?A Concert of Sacred Music, by Dodsworth's Cornet Band, will be performed this evening at Castle Garden. In addition to the attraction which this offers, we understand that tho Cosmoramas have been re-arranged by a competent person, under t the direction of the managers. We know of no better I place to upend a Sunday evening, tban the Castle Garden. r vaimiall Garden.?We nay without hesitation that no place of amusement in the upper part of the city, ! f offers to many inducement* as Vauxhall Garden | does. To-morrow evening there will be a grand perfbrm? unce. in addition to the regular company, Mr. Harrison. the great comic singer, will delight the audience r with his extemporaneous singing. We have glanced at t, the bill for that evening, and saw that it was one well s calculated to attract a large number of visiters. ' llerz was to give a concert at the Planters' Hotel, fit. 9 Louie, on the evening of the 31st. [ The Swiss bell ringers are to pass the present week iu f Providence, where they open to-morrow evening. They , are to be assisted by Miss Maria and Miss Julia Barton. , Police Intelligence. Mat 29.? Dishonest Son.?Policemen Grequel and , Quinn. of the 4th ward, arrested last night in the Chati ham theatre, a small boy about 10 years of age, by the s name of Stephen Miles, on a charge of breaking open a trunk and stealing therefrom $22 In money, belonging ; to his father, residing at No. 28 Roosevelt street. Two d other boys were likewise arrested as accomplices, called f Charles Judge and Michael Peter*. A portion of the u money was found on these young rascals. Justice Osi borne locked them up in the Tombs, e Fahr Pretences.?A young man by the name of Fredr eriek. Trotter, was arrested yesterday by officer Olmstead , oftne 3d ward, on a charge of obtaining a vest, worth$3, from Mr. Benj. T&llman, by false representations. The y case was taken before Justice Osborne, who did not con? sider the charge sufficient to detain the aocused; eonsetuently the magistrate discharged him from custody, t, Arrest of an Escaped Lunatic.?Officer Miller, of the ), 10th ward, arrested yesterday a man by the name of II John Johnson, who was charged'with being an escaped convict from the asylum on Blackwell's Island. Justice j Ketcham sent him back to his old quarters. a Petit Larceny.?Officer Bapp. of the 13th ward, arf rested yesterday a woman called Maria Delany, on a charge of stealing a blue calico dress, a cotton dress, and Y several other articles, of small value, for which an owner ? is wanted. Justlco Ketcham committed her for examination. Recovery of Gold Spectacles.?Officer Humphrey, of the 14th ward, found in the Bowery on Friday last, a ' pair of gold mounted spectacles, for which an owner is wanted. Apply to the above officer at the station house. Clearing up for bummer.?Officer McManus. of the ' tith ward, together with some officers, brought In from , the Five Points yesterday, forty women of the very lowest i grade, disfigured with " rummy'' face*, black eyes, and cut heads, and when all together in the office formed an odour of no ordinary quality, which induced Justice Osborne to commit them all for the term ot six month* to Blackwell's Island, in order to purify and recruit them for the fall campaign. Law Intelligence. 1 Svrr.RioR Covrt. May 29.?Decisions in Uanco.? Robert Bailey, plaintiff in error, vs. Jess Somers, defendant In error. Judgment reversed. K. Pauder vs. Thomas Lockwood, Jr.?Motion 1 for new trial denied. The Rector, See. of All Saint* church vs. Jos. Perry.? Judgment for plaintiffs. 0 John II Brown ads. The Highland Bank?Motion for h new trial denied on the case, and also on the ground of newly discovered evidence. Wm. Small et ul ads. Patrick Btrachan et al ?New 1 trial granted on payment of costs of trial and of opposing this motion. Daniel Williams ads. Wm. Jones?New trial granted; costs to abide the event. The People ex net John II. Howard, vs. Lorin Jones? Judgment for plaintiff on demurrer, with liberty for de1 fondant to plead on payment of costs within ten days j after notice of this rule. U. 8. Commissioner's Orrict, May 29?Before Com] 5 intssloner Martin?Charge of Cruel and Unusual Punishment?A warrant was issued on Friday by Commissioner Morton, on the complaint of Richard lull, one of the crew of the schooner Tennessee, under wnich Wm. 3 Carver, the mate, was arrested by Deputy Marshal Morrison, charged with having, on the 27th of April last, on the high seas. Inflicted cruel and unusual punishment on the said Richard Rail, without justifiable cause.? x Carver was committed for examination. Common Plkai?Majr 29?Decisions in^Banco.?Rans seiaer ii. ji?tpuo ts. ttui. r,. juubivo?neportoi reieree confirmed with coat*. E Welle* Bristol ad*. Abm. S. Scribner? New trial grsnt ed. ooata to abide the event Hart Sand* ad*. John Nel*on?If plaintiff reduco* hi* t damage* to $40. the verdict so reduced 1* confirmed, , otherwise a new trial 1* ordered. Wm. Jeffries v*. Sarah A. I,eland?Judgment for def fendant on demurrer, with leave to amend on payment of coat*. , < or*t Calends* for .Monday?Common Pleat?1st part, I, 3, 31. 46, 47, 61, 67, 103, 1^1, 143. 3d part, Ml. 60, 9 B?. 03. 04. 303, 3, 10, 48, 13, 33, 38, 68, 33. ' Sporting Intelligence. Lkxinoton Racks.?Third day?Purse $360. two mile , heats Won by Isaac Van Leer s gr g. Jigg. by Glencoe. beating in. by Monarch. Kenner, Falcon, > and Mavis Time: 4 03?3 68 F ourth day ?Purse $400, three mile heats Won by J. L. Bradley's b c. Alarlc, by Mlrabeau. beating Old ! Monsieur and Brown Kitty Time: 6:66?6:18.?Louut itle Journal, 24Ih intl. A thousand or fifteen hundred persons assembled on Bergen Hill, on Sunday last, as spectator* of a jumping . match, upon the result of which some hundred* of dol' iarshad been staked.?Boston Potl. New Book*. Sherman & Smith, No. 123 Broadway, have published the Illustrated Hand Book for travellers through the J United States, containing a map and a list of all the ! steamboat, railroad, and stage foutes. It is the best thing of the kind we have ever seen. Mr. J. O. Parker, 07 Nassau street, has published a . steel aograved portrait of Gen. Taylor. T. S. Hi'sted, No. 97 Nassau street., has published a I spirited engraving representing the flight of Santa Anna, J without that leg. from Cerro Gordo In the distance, I the battle Is raging with fierceness. Thoughts and Fee linos in Verse by Kriward Btagg, 1 Long and Brother. 33 Ann street.?This is a collection I '' Hagg's Toems neatly got up. and will form an agree- j | able companion lor a leisure hour. A if AccoMMJiMM Swindlkr ?We desire to put our I rltisens on their guard igtlnH a genteel looking and veil dressed man, about twenty-six or twenty-eight year* ' of age. who ie the inoet accomplished windier we ever heard ol. Hie deportment I* so easy and gentlemanly,and hi* manner so Insinuating, that it is almost impossible for onr shrewdest men toavoid being ensnared in the net he so skilfully weaves around his victims. Our sharpest business men have placed " confidence" in him. and for their reward have been swindled In sums varying from five to one hundred dollars. For the purport of stopping the career ot this scoundrel in this city, we give a sketch of an interview that took place between him and a gentleman whom he had selected as a victim. VVe give it in his own words:? A short time since 1 was sitting in my office reading. when a well dressed, genteel young man, about 26 or 38 years old. entered, and having made hie bow, asked me If I was Dr , the proprietor. I answered in the affirmative. supposing that the gentleman wished to see me professionally; however, 1 was soon undeceived. He then delivered himself as follows, having first assured me that although he did not want to see mo professionally, he wished to speak to me in private:? ("Doctor , I can safely Bay, that I am a man of the world in the most extensive point of view, having been thrown on my own resources since 1 was ten years old I have travelled through every State in the Union, through every town in each State, through Kngland. France, and in fact through the whole continent of F.urope. I have made man and man's ways my sole study, and after the closest observation, 1 must candidly confess, that I believe every man more or less u rogue. It is true that some pilfer legally and are considered by the community honorable men; while others, disdaining the protection offered by the laws, (as at present constituted) are hunted down by their fellow men as rogues, robbers, and scoundrels, for arriving at the same end only by a different road. Well, 1 have uau oAwuBMu cjkpciicuiio iu uuiu cuutkvm, lur ulliluu^ii 1 appear young. 1 bavo been engaged in a heavy mercantile business in the Houth. the failure of which I attribute to my placing confidence in the wrong kindof men. I have since tried the other course, and 1 am not ashamed to say. I have occasionally been what the law terms a rogue; but oa that subject the law and I are at issue.? Doctor, you may think the subject I am at present speaking to you on, a strange one, for one stranger to broach to another.and I am sure you do; however, let q)e undeceive you. We are not straugers to one another, for although you never saw me before, believe me, 1 have made the most ample enquiry about you, and of so satisfactory a nature was it, that I have anxiously sought the present interview, the object of which 1 will now disclose. Kor the last six or eight months, I have been on the look out for a man in whom I can place the most implicit confidence?one who would be willing to stand by me when in trouble, as well as to share my good fortune when in prosperity; in fact, 1 want a second self?suoh a man 1 believe you to be. Do not look frightened. The service I wish you to render me is perfectly secure from the fangs of the law?the most timid has no cause to be alarmed at It?neither do I wish you to undertake it until you are perfectly convinced It is so; iu fact, I want to place from time to time, large sums of m oney in the safe keeping of a person holding a respectable position in society, in the keeping of one above supiclon; for, although the money will be legally obtained, (as I will prove to you) still a person of my character, (known to the law authorities) with a large sum of money about his person, is never safe, being liable to be arrested at any time. "I would expect that if at any timo I should be so un-, fortunate as to be arrested, if i can prove to you my innocence of the ehargo on which I have been detained that you will procure bail for me, providod you have funds in your hands of mine sufficient to warrant you to do so. This is the service 1 require from the confidential friend I am in want of; and from what i have heard of you. I believe you most capable of being that friend. Now sir, I ask you, do you sufficiently understand me ? are you willing to place that confidence in me which I may consider necessary before 1 further disclose the object of my visit. However, before you decide, allow me to relate a little occurrence that happened to me when I was last on the Mississippi. 'I was travelling last summer on one^of the boats on the Mississippi, when one morning about seven o'clock, while smoking a cigur on deck, 1 was accosted by a very gentlemanly person, and after a few moments conversation. he invited me into the cabin to partake of a bottle of wine with him ; as I was alone, and wished for society, 1 accepted his invitation ; and, having entered the cabin, 1 perceived two gentlemen already seated at the table with wine before them. My new friend being acquainted with them introduced me. and the wine circulated pretty freely between us. After two or three bottles, cards weVe introduced, and although a good player at most games, from the heated state of my brain, and no doubt a combination between the other throe, I was swindled of every cent 1 had before we parted. I believe I lost about one hundred and eighty dollars at that sitting. You may easily guess what my feelings were when I awoko next morniug, on a strange boat, without a cent in my pocket or a friend near me. I never, until then, understood the real value of a confidential friend. After sitting the usual time at the breakfast table, without eating anything, I went on deck, and after walking up and down for half an hour or so, I took a seat beside a middle aged gentleman, who was, at the time, busy rending a book that seemed to interest him very much. In the course of a few moments he turned round and, for the first time, perceived that he was not alone. I ventured to make some common observation on the weather ; he placed his book on his knee, and turning round, he said, ''My friend, 1 believe that you were one of the four young men that were gambling the greater part of last night in the cabin ; I also think, from the expression of your face you were the unsuccessful one. I acknowledged he was right in both particulars ; and also told him that I was at present without n shilling, and a thousand miles away from any friend or acquaintance. After looking steadfastly at me for some time, he said : Young man, what do you intend to do? who do you think will trust you. or believe what you tell them? ' I paused for a minute or two, and came to the resolution of letting him know more of my history than be then did. I told him a good many of my exploits, both honorable and dishonorable. I showed him how. by necessity,I was driven to some, by a vicious inclination to mothers. However, I spoke in such a manner that I oonvinced him I was then sincere, and related nothing but the truth; I brought my story to an end by stating that, if I could get any person that would advance me fifty dollars, until I reached New York, that 1 should consider that person a friend and benefactor as long as I lived." At this part of my confidential friend's story, he became, or seemed to become, very much uffected, and drawing his hand across his eyes, said to me?" Doctor. I will never forget that man's reply. My friend," said he, " I am a storekeeper in New York, doing a small business. 1 came on here to try to form a new connection . with a'view to forward my prospects. I have about me about two hundred dollars, which I am reserving for my next rent day. I believe your story, and although 1 think you have repeatedly gone astray .still I have confidence in you. and firmly believe you will return what 1 now lend you"?at the same time he banded me five ten dollar bills. I tried to thank bim, but I could not. I put the bills in my pocket, and abruptly walked away from him. About an hour after I placed a card in his hand, on which I had written the day he might expect to see ine in New York Having looked at it, he said, " I feel confident that yon will perform what you promise." The day marked on that card was last Thursday. Although* in the city for three weeks. 1 did not present myself until the day I had promised. I went at twelve o'clock, and to my surprise round him in as great trouble as I was when lie took me by the hand on baurd the Mississippi steamer. Ho had speculated unfortunately with the funds he had to pay his rent, and although within four days of rent day, ho had not a cent towards the payment. Thank (iod, I was then in a situation to return the compliment. I first paid him his fifty dollars, and then he became my debtor for three hundred and fifty dollars, the balance of his rent." My confidential friend at the samu time produced from his waistcoat pooket n small piece of white paper, folded up. and holding It between his forefinger and thumb, he said. " There is his due kill for It, but he shall have his own time for payment." " Now, sir, I ask you, and I beg you wlU'give me a candid answer, would you. if you were placed in the same' situation as my former benefactor?would you, I say, act in the same manner?" My confidential friend puuted for a reply, and not knowing what answer to give. I merely bowed my bead in token of acquiescence. " Well, then," said he, " I shall put you to the trial. Now, sir, listen to me. 1 do not want money?[at the same time producing a large roll of what I thought to be hank hills] ?I do not want your watch or ornaments? [producing his gold watch and chain]?I would rather give to you than receive from you; but before entering into the'ininutiic of the business we will have to transact together. I wish to see whether you have that Implicit oontidence in me which I consider absolutely necessary. Will you have the kindness to allow me to took at your watch?" i luiuiouiabtij unuuru iiiiu iue which, iil lUi) BAD)6 UTHB drawing nearer the door, aud holding the chair in my hand '' It is a handsome .watch." said he; " would you lend it to me for a quarter of an hour?that is. if rou think I would return it ?" To this I objected. " Ah !" said he, " it Is a family present, and vou do not wish to p.rt with it even for a moment. Well, will you let me havo twenty dollars for ten miuutes ?" I shook mv head. "Ah! you have not so much about you. Well, ten. or even Ave?anything to satisfy me that you believe me." At this moment a thought struck me that the roll of paper he produced a short time ago was not money, but merely paper, cut and rolled together to represent bills. I then said to him?" My friend, as you came here to seek my confidence, I thiuk you should do something more then words to gain it. Now let me see that rell of bills you have in your pocket, and if they are what you pretend they are, bills of specie paying banks, I will then have more confidence In what you say. I also wish to see the due bill 01 your former benefactor. Satisfy me in those two particulars, and I will then believe you?but if you fail^to do what I ask, I am bound to believe you one of those systematic swindlers, who prowl about the city to take in the unwary. My confidential frland, looked at me for a minute or two; at the same time moving towards the door, and then said, "Sir, I am sorry to say I bavo been mistaken in your character"?at the same time he ran out much quicker tnan he entered. This is a specimen of the way in which this accomplished villain deceives his victims. He has always about nis person a large roll of bills, which are no doubt counterfeits. All be wants is a confidential friend with whom he can deposit his spare fuuds in safety, and by gaining the confidence of people, ho manages' to cheat them. We recommend our citlsens to be on their ] guard, and in case this confidential-seeking gentleman I should visit them, to introduce him immediately to the confidence of a police officer. Awsisn roiTi.?The evils and the accommodation of these. Incumbrances are among the topics under consideration at the present day The action of the corporation In this matter of city improvements has awakened the sense of the community at large, and the resolution of that honorable body has been sustained and acquiesced In by our trading community without any complaint. Thus far the matter ha* been carried out nobly, andbecome even a topic of complimentary approval The evils ofawning posts obstructing our public thoroughfares are numerous. One among the many may be sufficient to mention?that is. obstructing the side-walks. When the street lamps are left without a light, as is frequently the case, it is almost impossible to pursue our evening business without stumbttng, on the sMa-walka. Tha tta , awning. and other kind*, abut out th* light of the dan, to guide ua on our thoroughfares, that ought to be free from every incumbrance. They offer a fine ahelter for tbievee and burglar*; they enable a few to display their good*, by filling up our elde-walk*, to the injury of their neighbor*' intercut; they permit a few to have them nine feet high and others from ten to thirty Ibet; they permit different deaier* to clog up the aida-wallca with two-third* of their atock, rendering it impoaalbl* for foot pautenger* to Walk along without getting their clothe* torn and soiled The law require* n certain height, and no two are alike?no uniformity?no similarity of style If they are an accommodation, they produce evil consequence*, a* are stated above. Those who are in favor of them are disposed to support and countenance the evil; those who conform to the resolutions of the Common Council are in favor of correcting the evil, as it now exists. What reason can be assigned to continue the present incumbrances, unless it be a spirit of opposition, no one can tell. It wants but one resolution of the Common Council to have them all removed at once. The approval of our citizens to see it4 carried out is already expressed, and it is hoped that, at the next meeting or the Board, they will be put and adopted. Whig Judicial Nomination.? The convention last evening nominated Luther Bradish as n camlidute for one of the judges of the Supreme Court. Thi: Weather.?The thermometer stood yesterday at noon in Wail street somewhere over 78 degrees in the shade, and about 3 o'clock rose up to 81 di green. The heat was intense up to the close of the evening. UNfRKCEDENTEii Sekeu?On Friday evening. I lie new steamboat Alida traversed the distance l>et*eeu N'ew York and Newburgh in two hours ami fifty i>. mutes precisely! the best time ever inadp the sained iiince over the North river. The T. I'owell run (he same distance in -J hours 57 minutes, which has hitherto been considered the maximum. Boston and Springfield Railroad.?The train over this road arrived last evening beforA dark, bringing Boston papers of yesterday morning; for the punctual delivery or wnicn we are inueuieu iu me micuuuu ui Messrs. Cloys St Dennis. Portrait or (Jen. Taylor.?Messrs. Long it Brothers are compelled to stop the publication of their large and correct portrait of" Old Hough." till next Wednesday. Fire.?a Are occurred late yesterday morning at No 16 Avenue B. It was promptly extinguished by offlcers Venue aud Phelps. Damage trifling. Religious Intelligence. Calendar tor Mat and June.?30th, Trinity Sunday. 6th, 1st Sunday after Trinity; 11th. 8t. Barnabas. Apostle and Martyr; 13th, 3d Sunday after Trinity; 30th, 3d Sunday after Trinity; 34th, Nativity of 8t. John the Baptist; 37th, 4th Sunday after Trinity; 39th, St. Peter, Apostle and Martyr. The Itev Alfred L. Baury, rector of St. Mary's Church. Newton Lower Falls, preached an historical discourse, on last Sunday, it being the twenty-fifth anniversary of his connection with that parish, as their pastor. In these days of (change, it is becoming a very rare thing, for a minister to remain with his peopie for a quarter of a century. The Kev. Dr. Strong, of Greenfield, is the only other clergyman of our churcn, in this diocese, who has sustained tne pastoral relation to one flock for so long a period. A fresh persecution of the Jews seems to have begun at Jerusalem, where threo Jews are said to have been arrested. for attempting to open the veins of a christian boy about twelve years old, whose blood they are fabled to have coveted for one of the ceremonies at the feast of the pasRovcr. Calvary Church, New York, will be consecrated on the 4th of June next. Kmmanuel Church, Landsford, Chester District, S, C., was oonsecrated a few days since. The church is a simple^ neat building, on an elevated spot, about six miles from the ford over the Catuwba river, called Landsford, and 16 from the Court-house, at Chosterville. It is 40 by 30 feet, celled, aud raised by about 3 feet on granite pillars, and is capable of accommodating more than 300 persons. Its cost was about $400, and is quite creditable to those who have designed and executed it. Not rich in earthly treasure, they have thus given some eTidense that they arc not without faith, ana not unmindful of " those things which are not seen but eternal." The Bishop of Australia is on the point of opening a Collegiate Institute in the immediate vicinity of Sydney. Its object is, in the first place, to train up young uiuu for the colonial ministry; but, in addition, professorships in the classics ana mathematics have boen added for the advantage of laymen. The course of instruction will extend over three years, and no student is is to be admitted until he has attained the age of sixteen years. It is reported that the clergy and laity of North Wales are busily engaged in preparing a plan to carry out the immediate building of a college, similar to the flourishing little establishment at Lampeter, but the plan of studies to be pursued is to be somewhat different. The college is to be called the " Fowls College," founded on a testimonial about to be built in one of the counties of North Wales, but the site is not fixed upon. The Rev. William Atwlll has taken charge of St. Andrews, Kent, and Christ Church. Canaan, Litchfield co., Conn. The itev. Charles Mason, from Salem, to the rectorship of Grace Church, Boston. Mass. The Rev. O. H. Staples has removed from Windsor, Vt., to Westmoreland, Oneida county, New York, for the purpose of taking charge of De Lancey Institute. Klder Samuel Trott, from Virginia, will preach for the Mount /ion Babtist ohurch this morning, at the usual hours, at their place of worship in the upper room of Convention Hall, 179 Wooster. between Houston and Blseckersts. Political and Personal. A meeting at Princeton on Wednesday evening, James Van Dovcnter in the chair and Wm. K. Murphy, secretary, adopted resolutions reported by Wm C. Alexander, Eh,, complimentary to Tom. Stockton, Gov. Brown,of Miss..has appointed Col. Jefferson Davis, 1st Mississippi rifles, U. S. senator, in place of the Hon Jesse Speight, deceassd. Col. Davis's commission arrived here yesterday in the Sam Dale, and is now awaiting his return from the seat of war. It is said, that Gov. Brown has made this appointment, at the present moment. in the anticipation of an extra session of Congress; and though we differ from Col. Davis in politics, we are sure the selection of him. to fill the vaoancy, will moet with very general approbation, particularly in Mississippi.?tf. 0. Bulletin, 21 it init. Gen. Me.ha's Family.?Among the Mexican prisoners arrived at New Orleans, in charge of Major Bennet, is First Lieutenant Henry Mejia, aid-decamp to Gen. de la Vega. Lieut Mejia is the son of the late Gen. Mejia, leader of the federal forces in Mexico, opposed to Santa Anna of tnu central party. He is quite u young man, und behaved very gallantly at the battle of Cerro Gordo, having his horse shot from under him and being wounded. Like La Vega, he was found at his post Gen. Brooke received his parole of honor, and he is now residing with his mother, a resident of New Orleans, until further orders. Gen. Mejia married an American lady, and some of our readers may recollect a young lady, their daughter, who visited this city about a year since, and was quite the cynosure of sundry susceptible spirits in our midst. She was accomplished, spoke our language with a charming fluency,and was very piquant in her Mexican patriotism. We once had occasion to hear her version of Palo Alto. Arista's reverse she attributed to tne poor military appointments of the Mexicans. We send to the Irench," said she. " our good money, and they send us their bad ammunition." When she left for New Orleans, she might have nad an air-passage upon the sighs of disconsolate swains. They were ready to blow a hurricane shortly after, when the tidings of her marriage "to another" were received. LakeChamplain.?Since the opening of the navigation of this lake, the northern travel has been greater than at any former period, so early in the season. Steamboats and canal boats are crowded; and | we are assured by those who are conversant with this business, that not less than six hundred a day nre now passing over the Champlain canal, independent of the different stages which leave Whitehall. This argues well for thu Saratoga and Washington ltailroad, which is now going forward rapidly, .and which is to be opened in a year. It cannot fail to prove a valuable Investment to the stockholders. Strange Disappearance.?An individual well known in this city, Mr. Harney Costello, residing at the corner of Craps and Bagatelle streets, third municipality, took passage some time ago on the steamboat Bultanit. to accompany his daughter to the Louisvillo convent On the arrival of the steamer back, Mrs. Costello. who was expecting her husband, went on board to enquire after him. There she learned that Mr. Costello had t'alleu overboard whilst going to Louisville, and was drowned. Subsequently, however, sho was informed that her daughter, instead of being in the Louisville convent, as she supposed, hnd boarded for some time in the St. Charles. All her efforts to meet her child were useless, the latter having left theabove-montioned hotel, and gone to parts unknown. Mrs . < 'osteite, fearing that both her husband and daughter were, perhaps, tha victims of some foul machination, nernlexed hevoni! measure, an J lost in grief, went yesterday to Recorder Uenois' office, and prayed his honor to notify before him all the officers of the Sultana The subpoenas were issued, and the case will be investigated shortly.?JV. O. Ass, 21ft tint. Miscellaneous. Monday last was the birth day of Iter Most Gracious Mnjesty, and a sorry day it was in Hamilton. The weather was unpropftious, and no arrangements were made to oelebrate the day in a becoming manner, even had the weather been fine.?Hamilton (Canada) Spectator. iltiM init. Tolerably good strawborriea are plentifully supplied to the Baltimoreans at six cents per quart; and the large, luscious fruit at 10 and HX cents. F.miohatio.v to Oanoow.?A letter from Princeton, Illinois, dated May 3d, says:?"If the emigration to Oregon may be estimated by the number of wagons which have passed by my house this spring, it will be very large. More than 100 wagons have passed through Trlnceton this season; on their way to that distant country. Sometimes ten or fifteen of them, with their accompaniments of men, women, childron, and cattle go by in a day Many are from Northern Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. They usually carry cooking stoves in their wagons, of very small else. Most of them seem to be people of some substance, and will unquestionably make good settlers. The severe and general sickness of the last season has been the moving cause of much of this emigration.' The work ef setting up the posts for the Washington and New Orleans Magnetic Telegraph is progressing handsomely at the Southern end of the line. The ship fever ha# made Its appearance among the paupers (many of whom have lately landed at Boston) occupying the buildings at the poor farm in Concord. New Hampshire In New Orleans, on the 10th Inst, a man named A. J. Abrahams stabbed James Wilson, a volunteer, belonging to the dragoons, causing his death. Abrahams was rescued. The welghmaster at Syracuse reports, that from the 16th to the J'Jd of May, seven days, lie weighed at the weigh leek at that place, iM loaded boats, of which number 116 had cargoes exceeding 70 tons. 1 1 ' " . nil Arenas ib Mauri?Govern?Pn'iI?ibiIh ti up to th? Maine Lcaislature, Is rather an Interesting I fl< document. It open* with expression* of gratitude for' ol national prosperity, and remarks M ' Both the capital and Industry of the country are ia full, act ire employment, and probably receiving more , ample remuneration than at any former period of our history. Unlike the imaginary prosperity, a few years since enjoyed, resulting mainly rrom over-issues of pa- A per money and the abuse of credit both at home and M abroad through the agency of a banking institution, assuming to be the regulator of our currency and business, it is believed that our present prosperous condition is the result of increased industry, increased production, w and new and enlarged markets for that production." Upon the subject of trade. Governor Dana assumes ? the position that business, if left to itself will regulate la itself. He says :? " The world has been enthralled, for ages, with too much legislation; shackles have been put upon trade, s: restrictions upon the free Interchange of commodities, gs usually under the pretence of regulating and facilita- $i ting, but in reality for the purpose of giving exclusive ? privileges and undue advantages to favorite interests or ? classes."* * J, The war question is next considered, in relation to ji which the language of the message is " The military j arm of our government lias furnished material for a most brilliant page In our nation's annals?Palo Alto, Resaca > de la Palma, Monterey, Buena Vista, Vera Crux, Cerro % Gordo, have become Imperishable monuments of our j nation's fame?and a Taylor, with hundreds of asso- jj ciates, has been added to the long list of our nation's p heroes. K ' Still, this picture of national glory has its reverse. * * * Although feeling acutely the miseries that ' follow In the train of war, still I can have no sympathy with that weak sensibility, which always shrinks from |( it. magnifies its .horrors, and underrates the benefits i in which It is expected to result. Such a feeling would blot out the history of the American Revolution, snatch 11 from oppressed humanity the untold blessings it has re-, allied, or anticipates from this glorious movement ; and withdraw from the world's admiration her brightest ex- ? amples of self-sacriflce and patriotism?would restore to kings the divinity of their rights, and relmpoBe upon subjects the divinity of their wrongs?would renounce 5 even heaven Itself, because its approach Is through trials 2; and sufferings.' According to the argument upon the topic of the introduction of Texas into the Union, it is held that Mex- 2 ico, in agreeing to acknowledge the independence of Texas, on condition that she would not incorporate herself into the American Union, did thus admit to all intents. that this territory was sovereign and Independent. " The rejection by Texas of the condition, cannot weaken the force of the Mexican admission, that she was in fact a sovereign and Independent state." This argument is followed by a brief review of the ' conduct of the Mexican government towards us, after c the annexation was consummated r " It was not the advancing our troops upon what some are pleased to term the disputed territory?but it was a 0 question of territory?of title?in which was involved a j still deeper question? the right of a people to establish ( for themselves a government by revolution?the right even of Mexico or the United States to exi9t as an inde- 1 pendent power. Mexico never raised the question of t boundary; never would listen to our frequent overtures 0 to negotiate a treaty of boundary on the most liberal terms; but uniformly met them with the assumption E that Texas was hers ; the Sabine was her boundary, and^ t that she had no recourse left but war, and war she has, a solely the result of that assumption. ? "In view ot all these facta,will ordinary candor tolerate f the pretence that any just rights of Mexico have been g violated, or permit a doubt of the truth of the declara- j tion of the American Congress, ' that war exists by the act of Mexico V " ' The question of indemnity is next considered, and the li Governor sees no other way but for Mexico to cede to ^ the United States a portion of her territory. Next comes the argument introduced as follows :? * "The territory which we may aoquire as Indemnity for a claims upon Mexico is free ; shall it be made slave territory ?" Upon this question, which is treated at considerable < length, the Message may be said to be of the Wilmot 1 proviso stamp. . The attention of th e Legislature is called to the subject of the militia, and recommends that an organize- 1 tion of some kind be immediately made, and leaves it in the hands of the representatives of the people, remarking?>' That the present disorganized state of the militia is in direct violation of the laws of the United States." The hospitals, particularly the hospital for the insane. , and the 8tate prison, are next commended to the careful consideration of the Legislature. The subject of the public schools is treated as its importance deserves. Agricultural schools, and the distribution of prizes, are ' suggested. Railroads next claim the attention, and are treated with great favor; and then the finances are considered; the* evils of an unstable currenoy, are commented upon at considerable length, and the Legislature Is called upon , to fix upon some sure principles by which the State's ; financial affairs may be regulated. * The Message closes with the following paragraph:? ' I cannot close this communication without calling your attention to the great evil resulting from frequent 1 changes in our public laws. They should be so permanent and unchanging that the public may become fa- ' miliar with them, and with the constructions which our Courts may have given them. Without this there must 1 be constant uncertainty and litigation. It is not sufficient that a proposed amendment has no objectionable 1 feature; the change itself Is ohjectlonablo, and should be resisted, unless it will obviously produce a positive 1 good. The shorter the time, and the less amount of your legislation, the more sure and unanimous will be ' the approval of your constituents." New Eiia in Navigation.?On the 20th inst. the three mnsted schdbner New Brunswick anchored outside Chicago harbor, loaded,'with 18,000 bushels of wheat, with which she had cleared for Liverpool. She goes by the way of the Welland Canal and St. Lawrence. This is the first clearance of the kind ever made from the inland water* of the great lakes for an European port, and constitutes a new era in the history of navigation. Gentleman'* Hate Summer 8tyle._B?ebe & Cottar, Hatters, No. 156 Broadway, will introduce on Saturday next, 15th instant, their Fashion* for Gentlemen's Summer Hat*. B. h C. will present to the public a new and unique style of , White and Pearl Beaver Castor Hat, uniting beauty and durability with lightness and comfort to the wearer, finished and trimmed in a new and elegant manner. Also, Panama and Straw Hats and Caps for Gents, Yonths and children. _ ___ mJ6 7t To Is well known that we all wish to look as respectable as we can. To such we say take your clothing that needs either cleaning or repairing, to No. 91 Murray street, corner Washington, where we assure you your articles will undergo such an alteration that it will take the most sceptical to know their own again. Go one and all of you, and see the great modifier of your clothing and personal comfort, and mistake not the number, which is 91 Murray street, where all information to your luture appearance will be giveu gratis by A. Corlis 8c co. IV avlgntlon of the Ohio River. Placet. Time. State of River. Wheeling May 18. . .4 feet; falling. Louisville May '23. . .3 feet 6 inches. Cincinnati May 20. . .6 feet; standing, Pittsburg May 21. . .3 feet 2 inches, falling. MONEY MARKET. Saturday, May 6 P. M. The stock market continues very unsettled as regards prices. At the llrst board Penn. 5's fell off S, Illinois Bank >4, Farmers' Loon Harlem 1, Erie, old, ,'4. Illinois Special, Indiana, Reading Bonds, N. A. Trust, Canton, Norwich and Reading, closed at yesterday's prices. Long Island went up 34, Stonington 1. At the second board Harlem Improved >4 per cent Farmers' Loan S, Long IslAnd Vicksburg ??, and, Stonington >?,on prices current in the mornLqg. There has been a moderate demand for foroign exchange by this packet. There Is a full supply of prime bills on London in the market. Quotations for foreign and domestic exchanges rule as annexed Foreior Kxchsnoks. On London...., 106>? 1 107 On Hamburg 35 34 a 36 Paris 5f30 a5fj28?^ Bremen 71% A It Amsterdam 393* a 39% Domestic Eicharoes. loston par a % dis Mobile Sp.checks ? a 34 'li? 'hiladelphia... .par a % dis New Orleans... par a ialtimore para pm North Carolina. .1 a 134dis Richmond I a 1% dis Cincinnati 1 a IS dis Charleston 3a a I dis Louisville 1 a IS dis Savannah 34 a I dis Nashville IS a 2 clja Augusta 3a a 1 dis St Louis ,...1 a IS dia Columbus a I dia Drtioit IS a 3 dis Buffalo IS a ? dis Tittsburg 34 a ? dis Mobile(bk notes) 3a a IS' dis Quotatiors for Specie. Per Cent Value. Amer. gold, old.. 10# s IMS Carolus dolls. .1,02 a 1,04 do do new..100 a I0OS Five francs... 93 a 9334 Half dollars... .par a 1005* Doubloons.. .16,25 u 16,40 Portuguese gold. 10O a 100'4 do patriot. 15,70 a 16,00 Spanish dollars. .102 a 101 Sovereigns... 4 ft! a 4,84 do quarters. 99S a 100 do light... 4,02 a 4,85 Mexican dollars. IMS * 'MS Heavy guineas.5.00 a ? do quarters. 99 a 100 Napoleons... 3,83 a ? Treasury Notes. 5S a 534pm Urccrrert Morev. llo't at. S'ld at Re't at. Sid at New England... 34 dis par. Mobile, ?p pay'g I (lit % (lit Albany, Troy, lie dis S dis New Orleans... I dis Sid's N.York countrp S dis % dis Ohio IS dis I (lis New Jersey. ... S dis !* dis Indiana IS dis I dis Philadelphia.... '4 dia par. Kentucky IS dis 1 dis Baltimore....... dis S dis Tennessee 2S (lit 2 dis Viririiiia. I (lis dis Missnuri. llAdts 1 div North C arolina. .1}^ di? I din Michigan 2 ilia | dm Sooth Carolina.. 134 dis X dis Canada 3'i <lis 2)i dia Oeorgis IJta dia ? dia The flour trade of Rochester and the tolls reoelved at that place, aince the opening or navigation, hare been very large ? Ror nrsiiR Floor Taaur. Shipments in the 3d week of navigation in the past two years :? 184 7 bbls 26,817 184 8 14,089 Increase in 1847 11,668 Amount shipped from the opening of navigation to the 3d week In May:? 1847 94.639 1848, to same date 62,824 Increase in 1847 41.815 The same date in 1846 includes two weeks of navigation more than the present year. The tolls for two years, to the close of the third week in May, are as follows:? 1847, three weeks of navigation. . .. $37,163 62 1848, Ave " " . . 24.828 28 Increase to May24tli $12,637 24 The increase has been very great at all points. There was exported from Norfolk to fcurope from Jan. i 4 4 to May 94th, 1,'Md.MM bwahaU com, *,178 barrels ?ur, and 9,018 bblg corn meal. The following quantities ' corn hare bean received at that port from Jan. lat to ay 24th, inolualra :? R?:cairTi or Cork at NoaroLit, Va. Canal Conatw???. Total. inuary 201,781 136,827 311,621 bull fbriinry 326,0(12 376. WO 702,542 " "i" 200,196 222,830 423,039 " I"1' 121.517 69.327 190,814 " *V 2'th 40,355 53,887 81,218 " 899,857 857,121 1,757,278 " More than two-third* of the total receipta thla year ere shipped to Europe up to the 24th in?t. The aggreite shipments of corn from the United Statea, alnce at Sept. la at least fifteen mllliona of buahula. Stock Kiehange, p000 T eas 6's, ?60 105,% 50 Ileaaiug R, s60 57V K'OO Alabama 5 s, 62 54 do 37V (000 Kentucky 6s 102 V 54 do sl5 37V 10000 Illinois Spl, sWI 12'a 50 do ?I0 37 V >000 Peuna 5*. s90 77*. 50 do sl5 37V >0000 du 77 V 50 Mohawk R, 69 10000 do 77V 150 Harlem R, 35V >00(1 ReadiiiE fids, 73,% 100 do :,60 35W >000 Indiana Bunds, 42 250 do 53% !5 aha Bk America, 103 100 do ?60 35% 5 State Bmk, 90 100 do 35V 0 Farmers' Trust 3X. 100 do blO 35% 10 do 3X? 100 do ' *90 53 10 do I>60 31 50 Nor8iW?r, l>60 50'. ,0 do suw 33V 2S do 30V. 10 do 33;. 20(1 do 12inoa 50 iO do sl5 33* 50 do 6mos 50 >0 do s60 33% 50 do >60 <0 >0 Morris Canal, 19* 100 do 50 V >0 do b30 19?S 50 dp blO 50% 50 Canton opg. 37 15 Erie RU, 60% 30 do 36V 11 Utic* RR, I2S 10 do 3674 100 Lone island R, slO 26 00 do pfcc 37 250 do> 26 50 North Amer, b60 9% 100 do b)0 26 )0 Vicksburs, l?3i 50 do 25V 50 do 10V 50 do . b60 253? JO Illinois Bk, 1634 100 do slO 25% 10 New Haven StH'tfd, 100 50 do 25% i) stoumgton, Second Baud' 3000 Indiana fiumU, 42 250 sl? Farmers' Loiil, 31 110sin Harlem, blO 56 300 P? , , WO 34 k 30 do b'O 3*V 100 L00f I?l?U<l. 2# 30 do iinw 56V 50 d<f *10 26 50 no 36V 100 do "0 26 00 do blO 36V 23 Vicksburg. }} 30 do 56,'2 100 . do h30 11V 23 Stoiiinxton, b3 51 100 N A Trait, #V CITY TRADE REPORT. New Yoiik, Saturday Afternoon, May V*#. The flour market was some firmer to-day. J*urher purchases were made for Bhipmeut, which gave it>reused stability to prices. Soles of Genesee wore chiefly node at $8 18V'a8 -25; and of Michigan at 8a8 12V. galea if Genesee were made to arrive in June at $8a$8 12V A sale of New York State and Illinois red wheat was made >n private terms, and a lot of rather ordinary Western, ed sold at $1 96. Owing to the fact that parties bad o enter the market for the purpose of making purhases to fill contracts, combined with comparatively aoderate receipts, the price of corn was pretty well suaalned, and sales of sound Northern yellow were made ,t $1 lla$l "12V. with one parcel at $1 13. Mixed ras rather scarce, and sales on the spot were made at il 05a$l 06. Sales of mixed were made to arrive in uly and August at 05a97c., and to arrive in all June at 11. Sales of meal were made at $6 25a$5 37V- Rye was ess firm, and sales made at $1 15a$l 20. Oats sold at 2a63e.a63o. Barley sold at 8I.V- Provisions continued Irm, and sales of new mess pork were made at $16 50 ,nd of new prime at $14. Beef also continued firm, and laics of city mess were reported at $13 60, and country lo. at $12 62V- Lard continued firm. Groceries were iteady; sales of St. Croix sugar were made at 7Va8.V cts, tales of box,'do brown were made at 6,V'a7.V cts, and shite at 8V cts.; sales of St. Domingo were made at 6\ cts., and of Samatra at the same price. Receipts down the Hudson, May 17th.?Floor, 37.366 barrels; corn meal, 158 do; corn, 23,116 bushels; wheat, 1,200 do; ryo, 2,500 do. Ashes.?We report sales of 100 bbls. pearls at $6 60; tales of pots were made at $4 87V. at; which they closed rather heavy. Beeswax.?Small sales of yellow were reported at 25 cents. Breadstuff*.?Flour?We report sales of 800 bbls. good Ohio at $8 18V; 700 do Michigan at $8 06V;.4a#000 Obis. Genesee, part for shipment to France, sold at $8 26; 1.300 do. sold foi delivery about the 16th June, at $8; 160 do Michigan, sold at $8; and2a300 do sold, to arrive in Juue, at $8. Wheat?A sale of ordinary Western yellow was reported at $1 96: and a small lot of 260 bushels do. at 190c. A sale of 4000 bushels New York State and Illinois red was made un private terms. Corn?We report sales of about 7000 bushels Northern yellow at 111c, and 11 a 12,000 do, part round, at 112V- About 6000 do. Northern yellow, at 112V a 113; 2700 do. mixed, sold on private terms; 3000 ilo. sold at 105c; 2500 yellow, slightly mixed, sold at 110; 15,000 do. sold, to arrive in all June, at $1; and 10.000 ilo. to arrive in July and August, at 95 a 97c. Com Meal?We report ssdes of 1000 bbls at $5 31V n 6 37V> und 800 do. at $6 26. Aye?Sales of 1000 bushels were made at 116 a 120c, and 1500 do. at 120c. Oats?8000 a 10,000 bushels were reported sold at 62V a 66c. Barley ?Sales of 600 bushels were made ut 81 Vc. Black Eyed Peas?Sales of 1000 bags were made at $3. The following are the receipts down the Hudson in tho lMt week:?Bbls. Flour, 180.000; bushel* Corn. 168,270; bbls. Corn Meal, 66,780; bushels Wheat, 42,771; do. Rye, 21,411; do. Oats. 66,084. Candles?Sperm were steady at 31c. Coffee?We report sales of 200 bags St. Domingo at 63k, and 100 do. Sumatra at 6%. The last sales of Rio were made at 7>?c. Cotton?The sales to-day amounted to 800 bales.? Exporters took a few parcels, but the bulk of the purchases were made by spinners. Prices were without change, except that tne reduced amount on sale rendered it more difficult to buy desirable parcels. Fish?We report sales of 700 quintals dry Cod at $3 B7>?. Mackerel continued very tirm, with a good retail demand. Fruit?The sales of bunoh Raisins to-day, with some lots sold previously, reached about 1600 boxes at 176 a 180c. Hat?Sales were reported at 70 a 73c. Hemv?Sales of Manilla were reported at $280 cosh per ton, and at $290, six months. The arrivals of American dew rotted were free, and the tendency of the market was downward. Small sales were made on private terms. Lead?The last sales were made at $4 60. Molasses?There was very little doing, and no ohange to note in prices. Naval Stores?The market continued inactive. Saios of spirits turpentine were reported at 34c cash. Other descriptions remained about the same. Oils?We report sales of 1200 gallons of American city pressed linseed at 66c cash ; 1300 gallons of English do., in lots, at 62c, 61c a 60c. in cash. Small Bales of Ohio were made at 60c a 62c. The Cincinnati Price Current reports 1600 bbls. in course of shipment to the Atlantic cities. Sales of 6000 bbls. N. W. whale were made at 32o, for export. Provisions?We report sales of about 1600 bbls. n1 w prime pork at $14, and 200 a 300 do new mess at $16 60 ; 30 bbls. old mess do. sold at $15 62X, and 75 do at $15 75. Bet/ was very firm?sales of city mess were reported at $13 60; 200 do. country do. at $12 62>? Lard was Arm, but no sales of moment reportod. Good Western dairy Butter was worth 17Xc a 20c, and fresh good Orange do 20c a 26c. New Cheese was worth 7c a 8c. Annexed are the arrivali down the Hudton during the laet week?beef. 3,399 bbls.; pork, 2.336 do. Ric-e.?The market continued very firm, sales to-day were light, without change in prices. Su'iar.?We report sales of 70 hhds. St. Croix at 7>kC. a H'4c ; 300 boxes brown Havana Bold at 6.Y4C. a 7.I4C., and 50 do. white at 8\c. Tallow.?Sales were light. A strictly good article of rendered would, alone, bring 9c. Tobacco.?We annex the usual weekly statement prepared by J. 8. Guns. Esq., broker, showing the prices, sales, receipts and stocks on hand, for the week closing this evening, May the 29th ; Sold Received Slock Pricet. thio week, thie week, on hand "sfffMffir}310 161 2,163 hi"'' Maryland and Ohio. ? 13cs O seed ? 13 " ( onnecticut 8eed.. .(3 to 10 28cs. 9 lOITcs. PiScs. Pennsylvania, do,... 7 to 16 ? ? 94" Florida 3 to 10 30cs. 6.16 ? 114 " Havana 23 to 125 14 bis. 302 61s. 903 bale* Cuba 1H to 28 93 bis. 18 103 323 " Yara 33 to 43 ? ? 403 " 8t. Domingo ? to ? ? ? ? a 'lit by Jluclum.?HiTana, 67 Ida. iz a baa burning. 283 bis. Cuba, 17X a 16;*; 177 b'a. Cuba 20^ a 25*. A good demand for the higher grades of the various kinds prevailed, and fair prices could be obtained for any kind of tobacco answering this description. Whalebone?We quote N. W. dull at "28 cents, and South Sea at 29 cents, which were the common asking prices. Whiskey was dull at 34 cents Freiuiiti?7?000 bushels of peas were engaged to Liverpool at 9d. To London, ?i> 10s, and JflS ISs to Bristol for provisions, standard measure, were offered. An engagement of Hour was made by a British vessel at 2s, and by an American do. at 2s ttd for 1000 bbls to fill out; 1000 do. were reported taken at 2s 4d, and 6000 do. at 2a 3d; 1000 bbls. were reported engaged to London at 2s 9d. TELEGRAPHIC. Markets. Baltimorf, Saturday Afternoon, May 29 The market for flour continued depressed. There were moro sellers than buyers. Howard street was held at $8 87>i; but sales to a small extent were effected at $8 7A. The stock of City MiUs was very light, and holders generally demanded $9. A bale of Suaquehanab was made at $8 7fta$8 87J{ Wheat continued in fair demand. Maryland red, prime quality, we quoto nt f 1 f)Ra$2. Borne holders asked a higher flgure. though the market closed with more or less heaviness. Corn was dull, at 102c. for white and 108c. for yellow. Bales were very moderate. The supply of meal being light,prices were very Arm. Baltimore kiln dried was held at $3 26. Small sales of country were reported at $5 12)tf. Pro. visions were firmer and sales of prime pork made at $14 Married, On Tuesday, May2oth, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, by tho Kev. Mr Laughlin, Mr. Amuroie SclIMITE, from Germany, to Miss Charlotte Hooan, of Charleston. South Carolina. Died. * On Friday, the 2Sth Inst., F.dwaRdS , youngest son of Joseph and Catharine Bemrose, aged 2 years and 3 months The friends of the lamlly are respectfully Invited to

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