Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 6, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 6, 1845 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. New tor It, WeUi>encl?y, Aiif?t d, 1W. Rtporlcr* Wanted. Three of four good Uw Reporter* IN wanted imme diately at thia office. (toiler to Subecrllwre. Subscriber* iu the country receiving their paper* in yellow envelope*, will underatand that their term of subscription i* nearly expired. Morrmrnleofthr Day. Even in the midst of this extraordinary warm gummer, when all the sons of men are getting rid ol the cares of business, and seek with (he wives o' their bosoms and their ami ible daughters the eooJ shades and attic rooms of Saratoga, and the wa tering-places? when all claswca of society are ruth ing hither and thither in pursuit ol health, happi ness, ill-cooked dinners and mosquitoes? the great movements in politics, religion, literature, philoso phy and humbug are still going on al! over the land Some of the Matures of these movements are like the charms of Miss Julia in the Bong, "very pecu liars?some are only half developed like, and som> like the most advanced inmates of the egg-hatching m ichine, are already breaking the shell. We in tend jii.-t now to advert only to the political niove m?n'-, which are as pregnant, and generally of ? ch r.icter as comprehensive, ns any connected with this blessed land. It would seem from the tone of the newspaper press, and the character of the publications of the day generally, that the popular mind is chiefly occupied with the mighty matters connected with the position of the present administration ? Mr Polk's popularity? his measures? the chances of Mr Ritchie to be next printer to Congress ? and the elucidation of the sublime charade, submitted to the univers<l guessing nation, in the mysterious seven stars cont lined in the last letter of General Jackson. In other departments of society, however, it would appear that Fourriei ism, anti-rentism, Convention ism, radicalism, and all sorts of social aid political theories, were the principal subjects of discussion. A^ain in other quarters the church and bishoprics occupy all minds. But the movements, secretan d significant in the political circles, are, after all, o' the most pervading and exciting interest. They hive for their object chiefly the succession to the empire, and the settlement of the all-important ques tion, who is to occupy the place of Mr. Polk afier his term of office shall have expired. In all the watering places ? in all the public places of resort throughout the country, you will find politicians, with keen eves and thirsty throats, and anxious souls, who make this the principal topic of discourse endeavoring to find out who is likely to be the po! pular candidate, and trying to ascertain also who is going to be the principal candidate of any party with any prospect of success. Amongst the principal persons spoken of in con n?ction with the democratic party; we hear of Mr Polk as a candidate for re-election ? Mr. Buchanan ?General Cass ? Mr. Van Buren ? Silas Wright ? and we don't know how many others. But the very diversity of opinion that exists amongst the demo, cratic politicians bodes 110 good to the prospects ol any particular candidate, even if he should receive the nomination of the Baltimore Convention In fact the position of the democratic party, anil the ap parent destiny of the administration, would seem to indicate that the democracy are about to undergo a defeat similar to that which Mr. Van Buren expe rienced in 1840. So much for that party. On the other side of the fence we find the whigs and all those connected with the independent de mocracy of the country, speculating on only two names? Judge McLean, of Ohio, and Genera) Scott, of every where. It is generally conceded amongst thia class of politicians, that if the agitation of the claims of any particular candidate amongst the whigs and independent portions of the people should be postponed till the Convention meets, se veral years hence, Juoge McLean of Ohio, from his connection with certain leading politicians of the whig party, and being the principal candidate of the Western States, would probably carry the day. But it is generally, and very shrewdly, supposed, that should General Scott be taken up by the opposition to the present administration, he would command the enthusiasm of the masses more effectually than any other rmn that could be named. However, to m-tke General Scott the candidate of the whigs or any portion of the democratic party opposed to the present administration, it would be necessary to bring his name before these popular masses, in order to drive the politicians into his cause. General Scott is not connected with any of your hack j>oliri cians. His etreng h lies in his own character ? in his association with the history of his country? in his public services ? in his possession of those sterling qualities which invariably and right ly attract the homage of the people. He is thus firmly bound to the popular enthusiasm nnd popul&r impulses Yet these very features in his character and position render him repulsive to the mere politicians, who are always looking after their own selfish ends, and trying to make secret arrange ments. If the friends of General .Scott, therefore, wish him to have any chance for the succession, they ought to come out with his name at once, and make ail their arrangements immediately. Then the fit-Id is open before them. Circulation of the Daily Press. ? We observe that the Tribune and Expms still continue the dis cuseion and controversy which has broken out be tween them on the subject ol Fourierism and anti" rentibin, and which is too ridiculous for any sensible man to notice. One point, however, that is tangible, and shows their silliness and folly in a peculiar de gree, in that which relates to their circulation. It seems that the Tribune claims 7,(XM) circulation in the city, and 9,000 altogether ; whilst the Exyrtts claims about 10,000 in the aggregate. Now, it 1m|> pens that, as we will show by affidavits in a very short time, we have a daily circulation of about 13,00(1, and a weekly circulation of 17,f)00 or IS, CCD, and frequently issue extras to the number of 5,000 or 6,000. On many occasions we have had an ag_ gregate circulation in one day of nearly 99,000 | a pers ! All this we will show in a delinite form presently We have by no means given up this subject, as con nected with the post-office advertising. We have had a correspondence with the Post-Master General and the President, which we will publish in a few days, showing the gross prevarication of the Post Office Department, and the violation of the law by the present functionaries of the Government. It is very evident that the circulation of the Herald, from the statements of these very prints to whom we have alluded, is superior to those, and is, in fact, the largest intelligent circulation of any journal in the city. As for the paper called the Sun, it i9 a im:re affirhe, or handbill, issued by a grand finan cier who owns some three or four banks, bro ken, Hu*i>.'iided, or still going on. It is no jour nal in the strict s<*n*e of journalism. The lhrald has, at this moment, a larger circulation than ever and is rapidly increasing? considerably greater than even when we recently made our returns to the Post Office Department. We haveone of these days a very curious expose to make about the circulation sad character ot the newspaper press of New York Pr.EASUKKS OF THE WATERING Places? It is astonishing the number of persons who get their death at Saratoga and other watering places by the negligence of servants. Damp sheets, damp rooms kept so by eternal scrubbing? all sorts of careless nefts and negligence on the part of servants, wh<j have the entire management of the hotel, carrv many to a premature grave. No doubt the hotel ai Newport was burned down in consequence of th* negligence of servants. All is hurry, bustle, tu mult, and excitement, at these places, and all ts at disorderly, as reckless, and as well prepared for , conflagration as a Philadelphia mob. ... -l.J il I 1.1 w Fa*m itftABJ.s Tium? Socncr* at Sa*ato&4.~ There is a great crowd at Saratoga this season, but it is coni|?osed of very different classes ot visiters from those who in former years, frequented the dusty and sultrv village of bubbling fountains The crowd is made up of nil sorts of people from the little towns and villages throughout the country, and presents admirable specimens of all the pecu liarities of manner, dialect, and drew, to be me, with in these United States. It may thus be readily imagined, what a mixed and motley throng tills up ihe " United States," " Congress Hall," and all the houses at Saratoga. The old fashionable characters that formerly paced the halls of this celebrated wa tering place, are met with tew und far between, springing up in the vast crowd at immense distances from each other, like saints in the midst of a wicked aud perverse generation. The most fashionable and intellectual people at Saratoga, are the celebrated bankers, financiers^ o|(erators and capitalists of Park Row, Barclay street, and their vicinity in New York. Proles, sional men of that financial class, are now the only fashionable (>ersons who appear in the ^aplendid^ porticoes and piazzas of Saratoga. I here are a least a dozen faro-banks established in vliat vicinity, ,nd it is not a little singular and amusing, to see -ome of the most celebrated divines trom New \ork ind other places, with their lovely and pious tami. i-s, seated at the same table with the proprietors ot these establishments. The great ma?s of the visiters is made up, as we have s<id, of persons from the small towns and villages throughout the whole republic areat p -ople and great belles in little places-and the mixture of rusticity, affectation, vulgarity, art less grace and native elegance, is as piquant, as charming, and as amusing us one can desire. Another feature in the 6tate ot society at Sarato aa, is worthy of note-that is, the absence of wine drinking, champaign suppers, woodcock picnics, and trout dinners. These amusements maybe in duced in by the financiers ot Park R?w. now ttf the Springs, but the great mass of the visiters are content with the most homely tare, and with .that clearest and simplest beverage, in which the lather of mankind pledged his lovely spouse in the bowers of Paradise. On Friday last one of the grea balls of the season was given at the principal hotel. Al though that house, and all the houses, are crowded ,0 overflowing, it was with difficulty that two cotil lons were formed, and when they did succeed in getting up two cotillons for half an hour, yet they could not sustain the ball till eleven o clock ! In fact, before ten o'clock one half of the visiters are_ in bed, dreaming ol the wonders and delights ot fashionable life at Saratoga! On the other hand, when Professor Maffitt preached one ol his elo quent sermons on the Sabbath day, the church was jammed before he commenced, and the avenues to it were crowded with devotees of both sexes and all ranks of Saratoga society. In fact, a complete revolution has taken place in Saratoga, and it is now more a congress of al.l the under sstrata of society, with very little of the "upper ten thou sand," ihan was ever known in that vicinity The fashionable people appear now to delight in the quiet and retired retreats throughout the country, such as Sharon Springs, or rather less frequented places, many successfully seeking peace and health in cottage houses, shut out from the world by wood l ed hills, and near a purling stream, lar away from the highway of travel. Yet society at Saratoga is exceedingly interesting to the student of natural history. Such a variety of the species it would be difficult to find in any other locality. The country e'ergvman and the Park Row financier ? the beautiful heiress from Jacksonville, and the milliner from Division street? the village beau and the Pine street clerk-rural elegance and city polish? virtue, vice, immorality, piety, grace' vulgarity, all mix and mingle, and the whole is a perfect bedlam and Babel-a capital type and illus tration of what the ereat Convention of this State is likely to be with regard to its members, views, and I opinions. The Cambria's has not yet been satis factorily ascertained whether the news by the Cam bria was, or was not, received in this city by a legiti m ite express. It has been stated that a few specu lators had a traffic in the news, in the hope of making large sums ot money. Among other papers, the Express has noticed the enterprise of despatching news, and was yesterday apparently very indignant about the i*rt we took in the matter. In order to set the whole affair in a clear light, we will give the following facts:? Tne news by the Cambria reached this city about nine o'clock, last Thursday morning. The first paper we received, was handed in by Mr. Hollen back, the mail agent. We also received a letter by the same gentleman, dated at Boston, und stating that the Cambria had reached that city. Mr. H. threw the letter and paper on the counter, and im mediately left the office, and we saw nothing of him, after that, till yesterday. He asked no price fur the paper; we did not give him a cent; we have not offered him a cent. He gave us the paper, probably) because we were the nearest otiice; because the Herald, from it# reputation for news, first entered his head; and because Mr. Tucker gave Mr. II. to understand that it was to go to any newspaper in this city. Mr. Ilollenback acted perfectly fair in the mater; has not neglected his mails, and has received the postage due on the letter he handed to us. The paper which we received was given to Mr. Tucker by Mr. Andrew Roberts, in Boston, to pass to Mr. Hollenbaek to bs conveyed to us. We had Mr. Roberts own statement for this. These are the facts of the case. Twenty-one Days Later from Bra/.jl,. ? By the brig Isabel, Capt|Drebert, arrived yesterday morning from Rio de Janeiro, we have received our files of the Jomal do Commercio to the 2fltli of June. They contain very little n<-ws of importance. On the 26th the project of law for the naturalization of the German Colonists of San Leopoldo came before the Chamber of Deputies, but was again laid on the table. The Chambers were engaged with discus ,-ions on tne election laws. On the 27th, the committee which had been ap pointed to inquire into the situation ot the inhabi tants of the Provinces of Parahyba, Rio Grande do Norte and Ceara, who suffered greatly from the drought which continues to desolate these provinces, the effects of which had already in duced the government to send different invoices of flour and rice on account of the public treasury, made their report before the chamber, requesting the necessary power for more ample succors. The committee represented that this was a case in which the remedy to be effective, should, be immediately applied. Another Watering Place nearly Destroy kij by Fire. ? Very recently the fine hotel at one of our most fashionable places of resort was nearly burned down, and escaped only by the presence of naind of its proprietor. A* wua the case, we believe, at the Ocean House, a vessel full of ftit was overturned by the negligence of one of the cook's assistants, and the wood work of the kitchen chimney was in bii instant on fire. The proprietor, with the utmost promptitude, ordered all the servants down stairs, closed the doors, procured a sufficient supply of water, and had the flames extinguished before one of his boarders was aware of the accident. The whole thing was over in five minutes, but as the fire broke out immediately beneath the dining-room, when all the inmates were seated at the table, the consequences may be readily imagined had not presence of mind and adequate energy been at hand in the emergency. Distinguished Movements. ? Major General W Scott left the city yesterday afternoon on a tour o i duty to West Point. Commodore Ballard has arri v?d at the American Hotel; Commodores Downe* i -""I Kearney at the City, and Commodore Renshaw at the Globe. Steam Siiii- Great Britain. ?Great interest is Mt lor the arrival of this steamer. Captain Hos t kens expects to icach here to-morrow or next day 1 ler apiicarance will produce a great excitement. ijp iimpm W] ? 'rtfVAURK WtnoFciN Lwttosj ? We hhve licsi'd that a good many inquiries have been made in the barbers' shops, and amongst the waiters, relative to the whereabouts of the Chevalier WikoH? what he was doing, and where the scene of his operations In our last English (wjiera we rind an answer to these inquiries, and hastrn^to relieve the anxieties of the Chevalier's friends. This answer is in the form ot a letter published in the lAjndon Morning Pott ? perfectly unique, amusing and characteristic. Here it in : ? [Krom the London Morning Post, July 6, 1845. J .M EX ICO AND THE UNITED STATUS. To the Editor of th t London Morning Pot! : ? Sir? 1 huve road in your journal of thif morning a prominent article touching Mexico and tho United States, wherein my name has tieon introduced in <? manner which makes it necessary to take formal notice of it. By what ingenious and incamprehentible meant you huve arrived at the intelligence yot* publish it is useless to attempt a conjecture, and it remains only to admit or deny the statements you have advanced. It is a subject of too much dignity Hnd importance to trifle with, and the question is not at all in a condition to allow of any public comment. Suitice it to say , that many of your averment* are correct. On the late departure of the Mexican Knvov, Oeneral Almonte, from Washington. and the withdrawal of the American Minister from Mexico, there was great danger of serious dilliculties. and the probability of a war, chiefly, aa it struck mo, from all means of communication being cut oft' between the two governments. At this critical juncture I had intelligence i rum Oeneral Almonte oi hi* arrival in Mexico, together with some interesting information, which 1 deemed it proper and necessary to lay before our government. I received in return the most positive assurance* of theii friendly disposition* towards Mexico, their anxiety to see a devastating war averted, and their readiness to em ploy all honorable measures for that purpose. I lost no time in forwarding, through the Consul General at New Vork, Senor Oranja. these kindly sentiments to Mexico, and have little doubt they will be most cordially wel comed. The sympathies of Oeneral Almonte I know to be in the highest degree favorable to the United States, and opposod to all hostile proceedings; and they are worth adverting to, as hit influence ii most decided in the councils of tho Mexican cabinet. I give a simple version of the facts connected with this important aflair to' pre vent exaggeration or misconstruction, and I may add, the hope 1 entertain that negotiations will shortly ensue, in due form, between the United Statos and Mexico, which will lead to a satisfactory issue. The inference suggested in your columns that I visit Loudon and Paris at this moment on any official business whatever, is, permit me to say, wholly gratuitous. My motives, whether personal or otherwise, are strictly private, and therefore do not come properly within the limits ot editorial discussion. I dismiss the sub ject with an earnest expression of my regret, not, of course, at any good that may result trom tho urexpected disclo sures that have appeared in your influential journal, but that tiansactions ul' so delicate a nature, where 1 was only voluntarily concerned, should have been so pre maturely exposed to the public eye of this country, nnd the United States. 1 have the honor to subscribe myself, Sir, Your very obedient servant, Henhy Wik*kf. Long's Hotel, New Bond street, July 3! The Chevalier, it is tolerably well known here, entered the tea trade some time since, and is the pro prietor of a little store in Fulton street, which fills the papers with extraordinary pufla of the superior qualities of its hyson and bohea. His visit to Lon don, most probably, has some connection with "the shop," and his "motives, whether personal or other wise," to which he so modestly and delicately nl ludes, are undoubtedly closply allied to gunpowder tea. For the purpose of creating "a sensation," he has likely taken a leaf out of the book of some vo lunteer diplomatist, and certuinly deserves credit for the ingenious mode which he has adopted to get before the London public as a very important po litical personage. The funniest part ot the scheme is that alluded toby the Chevalier when he expresses his great astonishment at the "ingenious and in comprehensible means" by which the Post obtained its intelligence ? that having been in all probability furnished by himself, in order to obtain the opportu nity of publishing this letter! Not so bad in the Chevalier. "Do you take green tea or black, Ma dam 1" "Green, if you please, Ma'am !" Enterprise and Progress of Internal Im provement in Arkansas. ? We give on the first page of this day's paper, a short but very interesting letter from an intelligent correspondent at Little Rock, Arkansas. H? furnishes some details rela. live to the incorporation and purposes ol a company recently formed there, called the_ " Little Rock Bridge Company." It offers one of the most pro mising and safe modes of investment that wc know of in that western region. The stock is selling ra pidly, and the enterprise is well worthy the atten | tion of rnpitalists. literature, ?! kc. Thk Challenge or Barletta ; Paine iV Bur gess, New York ? This is the first number of " th? Medici Series of Italian Prose," by MassineoD'Eze glio, translated by C. E. Lester, it is said to be one of the best romances in the Italian language. The Parsonaue of Moha ; Harper Brothers, New York. ? One of Frerierika Bremer's interesting works translated by Wm. Howitt, forms No. 58 of the Library of Select Novels. The Forti'ne Hunter; Taylor, New York. ? Mrs. Mowatt's last production, of some interest; being a description ot New York society. History of Ireland, Parts 3 and 4; Sadlier, New York. ? A very valuable work well executed, in every respect. The Wandering Jew, No. '23; Winchester, New York. Thk American Journal of Insanity, for July; Burgess, Stringer, & Co., New York. ? The present number contains an interesting account of the asy lum for the insane in the Rloomingdale Bond ; and a number of other valuable papers on th* subject of this tearful malady. Responsibilities ani? Ditties of the Clergy; Parsons A: Co , Hartford.? A most beautiful exhor tation by the Hev. J. M. Wairiwright of this city, delivered in Christ Church, Har'ford, Conn., at an ordination held by Bishop Brownell, published by reuuest. The Parting Spirit's Address to his Mother ; Stanford Swords, New York. ? A neat well writ ten little work by the Kev. W. E. Wyatt, of Balti more. Littell's Living Age, N'o. 64; Taylor, New i'ork ? An interesting number. The Democ ratic Review, for July and August ; O'Sullivan, New York. ? Contains some very excel lent and ably written papers . The National Mauazine, for August; Fisher, New York. ? This work gives some evidence of in dustry, but very little of originality. Travels of Marco Polo; Harper Brothers, New York. ? This is an extraordinary production, worthy of attention, being a work hitherto scarcely known, except by the favorites of ihe ill-fated author ?who during its laborious composition suffered the pains of cruel incarceration at Pisa. Harper's Illuminated Hiiakspeare, and Illus trated Bible; Harper & Brothers, New York. ? There is just published, ol tue former Nos. 01-2, and the other No. 34 ? each of these splendid works de serve the great success they have attained. New Music; Millett, ?f Broadway, has just pub lished a pleasing piece, entitled, " when Through the Torn Sail." the words by Bishop Heber, und the music b* Wm. Roberts. Also, " The Gondolier," a ballad from the Opera ot the "daughter of St. Mark." Prints, &*c: ? Captain Uailey, of the packet ship Yorkshire, h is brought out with him from England a splendid lithographic sketch of his noble vessel, containing three views of this line craft; also a birds eye view ot the port of Liverjiool ; the whole of which has been got up under the immediate superin tendance of Captain Bailey, and does infinite credit to his taste and judgment, tnr faithfulness, ?.Vc. The Captt has also had engraved on letter p?|>er, an inte rior view of his vessel, with plans of state rooms, Sr. c., so that any one desirous of information as to passage, can be furnished with all necessary infor mation, drawings, Arc. Messrs. Lewis and Brown, of Pearl street, have is sued a beautiful colored lithographic view of Albany from the tEast. It does them infinite credit as ar tists. Mr. Alonzo lteed, the hospitable proprietor of the Hotel at Fort Hamilton and the Coney Island Pa vilion, has just issued a spirited lithograph of the lat ter capacious tent and surrounding scenery. The admirers of clams, fish-chowder, and good ?ea bathing, must feel in txtacies when tnoy look upon it. Anti-Kent in Delaware Colntt ? We learn by a private letter from Delhi, that the anti-rent feeling ia that comity i* gradually subsiding. Msny of the lesfl ing "law una order" men, write* our friend, sre a**Ut ing the "down renter*" In getting the pri?oner? out of State prison, which ha* a very favorable influence in re storing good feeling. It i* not for u? to ea*t reriection* upon the manner in which theae matter* h?ve heen ma naged in ( oltimhla county, hut we believe wo may *sy witii tnlety, thnt from the commencement of the?e difn cultie* Ihey have been conducted quite differently. There i* much in beginning right in the first place. Per hup*, however, had the attendant circumstance* been the tame, the reiuit would have been *irnilar -~-Wuil?e? H'/jtitilican. Fireproof Stores.? We recommend those about building on the burnt district, to read an advertise ment in this day's paper, relating to the erection ot fire-proof buildings. The proposed plan is worth trying 'M.i'i' m. ThrairlMlt *?? Park Thk < i re? "La Muetta de Portici* will kg ail be given thia evening The great success which thia opera met on Monday night, will, no doubt, induce ma ny to visit the Park to aee its aecond representation.? There are passages of great beauty in this opera, some of which produce great effect. The duo of the aecond act, ".imour Sa i i i de la Patrii," which was beautifully sung by Messrs. Arnaud, (Masaniello) and Garry, (Pietro) was met with thundering applause by tho au die no e, and many wished it( encored, but as the muaic pursued its course, before the amateurs had time to make up their minds to desist lrorn their request tho ri louniellt came, in which this passage was repeated, and ol course they felt satisfied. We could mention other pas sages of great interest which were also very success fully sung. U is sufficient to say that the interest unti cipated Irom the subject, the expectation raised by the name of the composer, and the talent of the artists hav ing not been disappointed, "La Muette" will surely be attended again by a respectable audience. M'lle Calve's Benefit, which had been announced for to morrow night is unavoidably postponed to next Wed nesday , the 1 3th instant, on account of Mr. Cccunot's pro tracted illness. The Huguenot's are announced for next Fridat night. Books ol all the Operas, in French and English, may be had at the office, and will be found of much help to those who might find some difficulty In understanding the words during the performances. Bowery Theatrx.? Our wish, expressed in yoster. day's notice of tho opening of this splendid establish ment. for a recurrence of the exhilirating features of the scene, was somewhat prophetic. Last night was, in all its best points, a repetition of the preceding one. The same enthusiasm, the overwhelming concourse, the ir repressible animation, all broke forth, and became again visible. Happily there was less confusion. The anxie ty to obtain places was still in operation; but the masses took it cooler in getting in, and when in, were more de liberate, but not less lavish in their shouts of approval' The pit seemed as though its occupants were packed there; the dress circle a close tie; but he who could find room in tho upper tiers, after eight o'clock, would be a clever tactician. We had not a fitting opportunity last night to bear tes. timony to the excellence of the orchestra. It is strong and thoroughly efficient, well led, and skilfully organ ized. It ought, also, to be known that the present Bow ery company comprises far moro strength, numerically, as well as in point of talent, than usual. In these res pects, it is indeed, proportioned by the judicious ar rangement of Mr. Jackson, the manager, to the vast ca pacity of his now theatre, which cannot be fallowed at the present moment on this continent in regard to the particulars just specified. Last night the pieces were the same as on the preced_ ing one, and their reception similar. ^Charles the Second' went oif rapturously. The Sleeping Beauty is full of mrlo dramatic incidents ol a touching character, and di \ersilied with ho much gorgeous spectacle, that we can hardly in the limits of 0110 notice, do more than allude to them in the aggregate. The forest scenery, the banquet in the castle, the romantic landscape in the vicinity, and the battle axe and shield combat are respectively worth the time and money given to see the whole performance. The climax of splendor, let it be observed, comes in the seventh and last scene. Golden clouds of celestial ra diance flash uiion the arrested eye ; a brilliant star of the first magnitude, and larger than any ever seen even through Lord Ross's famous telescope, is beheld in the centre of the dazzling expanse ; instantaneously it is transformed into a Temple of Venus, tho goddess herself appears to mortal vision ? the spc itators are raised to wards the slues;divinities are brought down; the gods in the fourth tier actually fancy themselves and all about them realising a brighter existence, and the whole house awakes from a trance of beatific delight just as the cur tain, alas too soon ! falls and intercepts the view? until to-morrow night. Friends be there in time to get seats. Castle Garden. ? To-night, tho last appearance but one of HerrCline, who will act three different charac ters. The orchestra will play the overtures to some of the finest operas, and Mr. Dennison will sing several bal lads and songs. Miss Pray will appear in La Cae/?*ca,and afterwards, conjointly with Mr. Parsloe, she will dance the admired and applauded Swiss Pas de Deux. The weather is getting hot again, and tho eveuing3 are sul try; this, in addition to the periorraance, is quite an in ducement for the lovers of comfort and pleasure, who will find both united at this delightful place. Niblo's Garden.? To-night, Henry Placide appears in his popular pt*rt of Grand-father Whitehead and Mr Tringlc. This announcement insures a saloon The Acrobats also go through their wonderful feats. We know not when we were more gratified than on Monday evening last, in witnessing the sterling come dy of " The Poor Gentleman" ? the house was densely crammed in every part. The most eminent comedians of tho day vied with each other in serving the worthy manager, Mr. Chippendale, whose benefit it was. Mr Burton remained in the city a week for the purpose o> giving his poworful aid on the occasion. Placide, Bur ton, John Srfton, and Chippendale were in the best hu mor, and right rich and racy were they. Mr. Ma thews' Worthington was a piece of acting to be remem! bored. At the fall of the curtain the applause was hearty and continued. Mr. Skerrett, tlie comedian, in a communication to the MoutrtalHernld, declares it to ho hi* intentioa to form a Canadian circuit, on which he will yearly carry an ex cellent company of comedians, to delight the good peo ple in the various towns ol' that colony. The St. Louis Theatre closed on the 2tfth ult., after a season of twelve weeks. The Kail season will com mence on the 16th August. The genuine Conflagration of Moscow, made by John Mael/ol in 1h37, has arrived in Boston -and will be exhi bited in a lew days. The National Theatre Boston re-opena about the 26th ol this month. Among the new engagements are old Spear and C. W Hunt. W. O. Jones, the actor, has married a Miss Wogstatf, a danseuse and actress. Tho Orphean Family are about to proceed on n musical tour through the western States. The Harmoncons are drawing fashionable und crowdcd audiences in Bangor. Mr. H. Hunt had a bnmher boncflt at the Alhany Museum on Monday ovening, which terminated his en gagement. Mrs. W. II. Smith, the old Boston favorite, has been engnged at the YVashington theatre, in that city. Police Intelligence. Poi.ici: Office, Ti'kspav.? %fl l'oung Rogue ? A boy named William Johnson, about 18 years of age, was arrested by Oflicer Casey, charged with robbing Oapt. Barker of schooner Temperance, lying at foot ol Ham mond street, of $41. On his perxon was found $27 64, and a bundle of clothing probably purchased with the balance. liurglary ? There have boen a great many robberiesin Troy lutely? among others the house of D. A. B. Spoor was robbed of a quantity of silverware, amounting to $200. Oflicer Phipps ariived in this city yesterday, and obtained the assistance of Oflicer Stephens, who suc ceeded in arresting Peter Burns, a black man, on the steps of tho Tombs, who is the suspected thief. .In other Ynu tig Villain. ? On Monday night, at about 10 o'clock, a lad 17 years of age, whose nume we have not learned, went to a Oerinan boarding house at 2ti West street, kept by H. Alhers, und took lodgings. \ cry early this morning, he got up ami removed $42 from tha pocket of the landlord1* pantaloons into that of his own unmentionables -alter nerlorming which (eat. he again retireil ; but the landlord having watched his move ments, he permitted him to get lairly in bed, when he called up some of his boarders and servants, and in their presence, called upoathe young rogue to disgorge himself of his ill. gotten tieasure ; which having done, he was handed over to the caro of Policeman Albert Smith, of 1st ward. SltaliiiK a Watch. ? Wm. F. Kyckman and Francis Jones, were ui tested this morning, for stealing a watch worth $12, from John S S< butler, of Thompson street Stealing Cain. ? Thomas Bolton and <>eorge Johnson, alias Thomas Lester, were this morning arrested by Policeman .'-lyers and Oilbert, chargod with stealing a quantity of raps. Dominic k Waters was this morning, arrested by officer Joseph, ol 4th ward, charged with robbing Michael Ga ven, of Klatlands, L. I., ol $12, Mary Ann Talbot, (black) was arrested, charged with an assault and battery with intent to kill Peter Day, aiso black, 61 Anthony street. Jlnault and Rattery. ? Terrence Gordon was arrested by officers Trenchant and McFarland, chargod with a violent assault on an old man 70 years of ago, namod Walters, 6th street. Mack Jlucltnm. ? A gentleman from tho South pur chased at two auction stores in Broadway, adjoining the hxpross office, watches and gold pencils to the amount of $1,000 ; after finding the goods were not as repre sented, he applied to officer Denmston of the 3d District, who recoveiod $760 back of tho money. Stealing a Watch. ? Officer Mott arrested Martin Faran der, at Washington market, for stealing a silver waUh and breast-pin Irom 81 Market Slip. The prisoner was taken to the 3d District Station and searched, and the property found. He was sent to thcTomhs and committed. Our thanks aie due to ( apt. Dill of the 1st District, for much of our police news this morning, also to Captains of tho 16th, 17th, and other Districts. Weather in New Orleans.? The heat wag ex oenaive throughout the week ending 25th July, the thermometers ranging from 06 to 9H. Horses had dropped dead in the street, overcome by the weather. The coro ner held inquests on the bodies of several individuals all of whom were sun struck, and rendered his verdict ac cordingly. Owing to the numerous deaths from this cause in New Orleans and to the intease heat prevailing, the Board of Health, as we see by the Commercial Bull e tin of the 2Ath ultimo, recommend "tho suspension of all kinds of out-door business between II A. M.iind 4 P. M., and in compensation therefor, that labor commence in the morning at 4 o'clock, and bo continued later in the evening. The Coroner repoi ted eight deaths from sun stroke 10 the preceding two days. Melancholy Accident. ? Five respectable ner sona had met at a house in the village, when a hur ricane, accompanied by thunder and lightning, pasted over that plaro. Two ol the company proceeded to the gnrret for th<" purpose of shutting a window, when they were Instantly struck dead The electric fluid passed down stairs, killing another person, and severely In Jnring the remaining two indiv iduals? one of whom was so much hurt that it was espected he would soon he numbered with the dead The deceased? whose name* are Joseph l.azon, J. B. Labonde and J. B. Roulx, were highly tespocUbie young men, much esteemed, and have each left a wife and children to deplore their loia. ?Montreal Herald, tiuguil 3. City Intel llK?nc?? MklamcHolv Soicidk 4t Hoioftjc*. ? We are pained to bo obliged to record the untimely death of one of our roipectubie citizens., Mr. l'nter Rn.o. of Broadway, sur gical.' instrument Manufacturer, who terminated his ex istenco yesterday afternoon by shooting himsoll through i he heart with a pistol. The particulars are at follows : Deceased was seen through an early part of the day in several of the avenues ia the El) siau I'elds, sometime* sitting looking downwards, and again would sud denly rise from his seat, walk a few yards and sit again on the next bench he cume to. About halt past two o'clock he walked as far as Stevens' old Man sion House, immediately behind the Sybil's Cave, and seated himself on a bench, and in a few minutes a lady who had been sitting near him reading, turned round in the direction she heard tbe report of a pistol, and saw n man which aitrrwards turned out to he deceased, writh ing in the agonies of death. She at once 1 gave the alarm. Mr. llose left a card on the bench directed to his family, stating that bis eye night was greatly im >aired, and also that pecuniary difficulties hud caused ? iin much grief, which was the cause of the rash act, and lie hoped that the Almighty would forgive him for what he had done to oftend Him. The Coroner, Mr. Perry, of Hoboken, held an inquest on the body shortly afterwards, who found a verdict in accordance with the above facts. The deceased who was about fifty years of age, was conveyed by his family and friends to his late residence in Broadway. Coroner'* Office. August 6. ? Death at the Tombs.? The coroner held uu inquest on the body of an unknown woman at the Park dead house. Verdict, came to her death from serous apoplexy. She camo up the steps of the Tombs this morning, and fell near the door ot the Court of Session's, where she expired in the course of ten minutes. Drath by Falling. ? The coroner held an inquest on the body of Isaac Conklin, at the dead house. Verdict, came to his death by an injury received by falling from tho loft of Mr. Chamberlin's stable in Robinson street near Washington street. Board ok Supervisor*. ? Dr. Ricks u. ? This Doard mot last evening, his Honor tho Recorder in the chair. ? The minutes of tho last meeting wero read and approved. A petition wan received from Gerurdus Clark, praying relief from erroneous taxation.? Referred. Report in favor of paying Dr. Rees certain bills of ex penses, Uc. ? Adopted. Pally Hodine.? The committee to whom the expenses in relation to the pay of the police officers, fee., on the trial of Polly Bodine, not being able to report, the consi deration of the matter was referred. His Honor the Recorder remarked, that it was a grievance upon tho police ofHcors who were kept out of j their pay. Alderman Benson wished to explain, with a view to correct an impression which had gone abroad, namely, that he (Alderman B.) had been the cause of the delay. The impression was erroneous altogether. Alderman Brkigi remarked, that mis-statements on the subject of the report had gone out through some of the reporters. Tho case was referred hack to the com mittee. Dr. Rets' Case was resumed. ? William H. Collyer examined by Mr. Edwards. ? 1 was trustee of tho 14th ward in June last ; 1 know I)r. Rees ; his conduct was neither advisory nor conciliatory ; there was considera ble talk amongst the trustees about the reports of Dr. Rees to the Board of Education ; 1 wrote a letter myself on the subject ; I heard Dr. Rees remark on the qualifi cation of the teachers in several schools ; I spoke to the Mayor on the sahject; I met Dr. Reos at Mayor Harper's ofttce, and asked him why he did not grant to Mrs. Den ton? a teacher, the usual certificate of qualification, at the same time remarking. I supposed he would if Bhe signed his requisition in relation to reading the Bible in the -chools. He became ai.gry and asked, if 1 thought he did not think more of his oath than that I [A written document was put in, showing the names of the parties to whom licenses were granted, by Dr. Rees. It did not include Mrs. Denton ] Dennis Mui/ien, Trustee of 4th ward, examined by Mr. Edwards.? Dr. Rees' course of conduct was the re verse of conciliatory, so tar as the Bible is in question. The Recorder retired and Alderman Benson here took the chair, and directed a call of the Board amid much laughter. Tho Clerk called the roll, and reported no quorum present. The Sergoant-at-Arms was despatched and brought in some additional members, when tha trial proceeded. A report of Dr. Rees to tho Board of Education, con demnatory of the course of Inspector Weir, in relation to the tuking the Bible out ot the schools, was read. Mr. Weir examined.? I,was present on an occasion be fore the election ; I had some interview with Dr. Rees ns Inspector, in relation to the BlDle ; I advised him not to read the Bible ; I took and locked up the Bible in a drawer, and said the drawer was mine ; 1 locked the drawer, and found it opened the next day ; I found the Bible taken out, and took the liiblo out of the school myself the same day ; 1 wish to be allowed to explain why I took that course. Mr. Ketchi'm.? You are notontrial, sir. Doyouwish to be put on trial 1 Witness. ? I considered I was actibg in the spirit of the law ; Dr. Rees' conduct I consider to have been dic tatorial ; 1 granted some certificates, and the doctor said I granted them " fraudulently I considered this lan guage both personal and offensive ; 1 had no communi cuuou oy letter with him. Cross-examined by Mr. Ketchum. ? My first interview with him was on Die subject oftlie Bible in the schools ; he did not any any thing about the law of the case ; wc agteed to have a meeting subsequently ; we had no quo rum ; I left the meeting ;' I was told that my piesence was wanted there ; the persons present were in favor of the Bible ; 1 mentioned another night ;'*tlie night of the democratic profession 1 did not attend ; 1 did n?t know at the time that I would be prevented by the democratic procession ; 1 was brought up in the Kpiscopalian Church ; Mrs. llaggerton, a sister-in-law of mine, and two of her sisters, are teachers in some of the schools ; I wont undertake to say that the Bible is read in those schools ; tho Bible I took I considered the Bible of the school officers ; I was told the Bible was put there by Dr. ltees ; 1 can't say if it was his Biblo ; Dr. Rees pro posed the reading of the Biblo at tho opening of tho schools. It was the Protestant version that was used, not the Douay edition ; in conversations with me on the subject, his manner was not conciliatory ; myself and Mr. Reei licensed seven teachers ; he said, "in conse quenre of not using the Bible, you have forfeited your money ;" there were meetings held for inspections ; 1 was not notified to attend them ; I saw advertisements on the subject. To Alderman Mksskrole. ? If I was sustained in this course, I would have done so in tho others. My object was to test the question in this way. To Mr. Edmonds.? 1 considered this the only way to settle the question. My object was to sustain my views of the law, and to bring about definite action on the sub ject. To Mr. Ketchum.? These Fourth Ward schools are well attended; but, they are not punctual at nine o'clock, lie did not show the same zeal in attending to the chil dien that he did to getting the Bible in the schools His manner was offensive. I did not instigate those proceed ings more than any other man; I take no more interest in theso proceedings than I consider I um justified in do laf. Mr. John Welsh, Teacher of School No. 17, Seven teenth Ward, sworn.? The visiting book used in the school was produced. It contained an official notice from Dr. ltees, duly signed, intimating that the school money was forfeited in mid school, in consequence of t lie exclusion of the Bible ; also the form referred to at the former meeting of the Board, to be signed by the trachers, compelling them to read the .Bible in the schools. WiLntit examined hy Mr. Kowaiios. ? I remarked to Dr.Hashrouck that using a book with nrte and comment was reading a sectarian book. It was remarked that Dr. ltees was artlul, and they should be exact in making the chargos. I wont say who said so. Vou can't got it out of me iiegutively or'afHrmatively. (Roars of laugh ter.) I wont say it was Dr. Hasbrouck that made the re mark. Mr. KnwARu McKlmt, Principal of the School No. 17, 17th ward, testified that himrelf and Dr. Hasbrouck had rgreed that the rending of the Bible was illegal lie did not sign the order. Mr. John O'Rolik, Principal in 14th Ward School, sworn.? The viiiting book, containing the written order from Dr. Roes, as referred to above, was produced. The order directed the reading of the Biblo. Witness testi fied lie signed the order, and subsequently effaced his signntnre. He is now tho Principal of said school. The Bible is now road in the school. Always kept this school in order. As teacher, I would not read any other version than the Douay for Catholic children. I would object to read the Protestant version of the Biblo, as three fourths of the children are Catholic*. It is upon this ground I would object. Mr Kctchum wished to adjourn over to some late date, say September. It was tho intention of the Re spondent to move for such adjournment, as several oi his witnesses were out of town. The Board adjourned to meet on Thursday next at 4 o'clock. Movement* of Traveller** The hotels, yesterday, never presented a more crowd ed assemblage of transitory visirors from all portions oi the Union, as well as the Canada*. The saloons and lob bies furnished ample evidence of the lact? all crowding to secure the accommodation that was vacated upon the departure of the evening boats. The following is a ve ry brief summary of the names on the respective regis tries American ? J Joes, Savannah; Kob't Livingston, Cler mont; J Miltbnrger, St Catherines; Roht Burns, Toron to; Thos Harris, da; Judge Jones, Pniiad; Daniel Day. Apalachicola; A G Ransom, Philad; Dr Simmons, Mai ) - land; Cnpt Boyco, Coast Survey; J Morris, Philad; three Feltons, Boston; Francis Johnson, Michigan; E T Tan ner, Charleston; Commodore Baker, L' S N: K G Smith. Washington. D C; Thos M Darlington, Thilad; Captain Macauley, UHN; three Jacksons, Augusta, Oa. Astos ? 8 M Buckingham, <*?; W 'Hios Smith, do; \V (> McAllister, Boston; DrChamhcrlin, Kort Gibson; Mr Brackenridge. Buffalo; E Smith, do; Mr Ire, PortoCa hello; W U Hull. Hartford; Dr Oiillith, Philud; B L' Campbell*, Maryland: O W Custis, Darlington, DC; It Edwards, Baltimo. e; L Drapes, Paris; II Hopkins Cool, idgn, Boston; VV A Johnson, Augusta; J Shepherd, To ronto; T Reynolds, Allmri) ; ,V1 McOrath, British service; Oeo Divan, N O; S A Hacherson, Oa; Tho* T Barnes Washington; lien Swift, Ocaeva Citv-M Lump, St Louis; K Johnson, Maryland; Jonns Pele, Barhadoe*, W I; Air Syk^s, Philad; Jno Walker Pittsburgh; M Lawton, Charleston; Chas Tappan, Phlla: CL Showers, Kngland; Olipheah, Washington, DC: M McDermott do; jiubt 1'otts, Philad; Com Downes, tJ S N; L Clarke, J Denniinn, U 8 N; Nash Jackson, N O; Com Kearney, UHN; Rodney Fisher, Philad. ? W II Walsh, Mich; All Wallace, Charles ton; D A Brunton, N II; E W Jones, Cleveland. Ohio; P II Colburn, Charleston; J R Grout, Mich; J C Ililller.La; fcd Jack, Miss; 11 C Brown, Charleston; Thos I) Mitch ell, C M Taylor, Ale*andria: T O Betts, Charleston; W P Kenned v, Ireland; F N Holmes, Montreal, E Byam.and Martin, Alabama. ..... j ? Oi.ore? Isamh Tucker, N O; Mr Holmes, do; ? F Ruthven, Jamaica; R McCall, Phila; A D Berry, Nash ville, F T Emerson, J Ooodberry, La; BenJ. Piiuiey, In diana. . . ..... ... a Howards ? J M Connelly, Memphis; Mr Rice, Miss; S Bltichi rdson, Warner, Mass; M S Kenny, Platlsburgh; J I) Robinaon, Canada; Philip Darmon, < lnrk?on; W >l Blsckmon. Tenn; Wing ami Oliphent, Boston; J Van Rensslaer, Albany; W W Eaton, S C; J C White, Bos ton; Hugh H Leigh, V?; T M Blakely, Cln; A Roily, Massellon, Ohio; J C Craig, Piiaceton. Court Intelligence. I S. District Corar.? August A.? Hi* Honor Judge Betts, opened thie Couit pro forma, yesterday , and ad journed over tint dit. Utoamcr Hlw V?n Wlnlilc, 4*e, Ma. Editors? Will you do the owner* of the steamboat Hip Van Wink'e the favor of giving place in your paper, to the following statement oi lueta, leaving your readers to judge Tor themselves how far the various statements that have appeared in the different journals, are true and correct in relation to the recent collision of the said boat and the steam boat Troy. They both started from New York to gether, the Kip taking the lead; about Yonkers, the Troy came up and "lap'd" the former, and finally managed to get along side, and the two boats con tinued in that relative position for forty miles, or nearly to Caldwell's landing. Occasionally the Troy would make an effort to leave the Rip, but as every pilot and engineer knows, un unsuccessful effort of that kind necessarily drops the boat making it astern of the otlier:slie would then come upon the onpntitH side of the Hip, and again unsuccessful, would drop astern, and it was these repeated efforts of the Troy pashms; under the stern of the Hip Van Winkle, that fed the passengers on board the Troy to suppose that the Hip was crossing their bow. when in truth it was the manoeuvres of their own boat under the stern of the llip. When it was found that the Troy could not pass, according to the laws of the River, (and of Admiralty and Maritime laws also, be it observed.) then the etiort was made to "foul" her off by crowd ing the Hip in towards a vessel at anchor, and noth ing but the skill of the Rip's pilot avoided it serious catastrophy; as it was, the "bow-sprit" ot the an chored vessel tore of a "strake" of plank from the Hip's wheel house. To eflect his object, the pilot ol the Troy crowded the other boat, so that they neces sarily cm i ie together, the Hip's guard resting 011 that of the Troy, and as soon as Capt. Gorham observed what his pilot was about, he very properly ordered him "to atop the engines," and the pilot of the ii ip doing the same thing, the boats separated with but slight damage to either. As soon, however, as the boats were clear, the Troy's bow was again sheered hard against the Hip's quar ter, her wheel "hove over," with the in tention, no doubt, of " sluemg" the Rip's head down the river, which munuiuvre was counteracted by the judicious management of the Rip's pilot and en gineer ? after which the boats continued on to Cald well's side and side, without the most remote dan ger to either boat. An indignation meeting was ihen called on board the Troy, ft r the purjK>.se, an we are informed, of condemning the conduct of Cant. Gorham, hut finally ended in exculpating him, ana very properly too, but passing over in enure si lence the conduct of his pilot. What Capt. Gor ham's instructions now are from his owners we know not. The following day, however, they met on board the Troy, and, it is said, instructed him to beat the Rip Van Winnie into New York. The owners of the Hip intend to keep their boat up to her legitimate speed, and no more. The Troy, or South America, or uny other boat picked out to op pose her, may start before their time ? run away Irom their mails, as they have both already done, without producing any change whatever in regard 10 the running of the Hip Van Winkle, for the last three trips she has let both these boats start before her? they have gone on their " phantom" races un pursued by the Rip Van Winkle, who has, and shall continue, doing the business on the river, for which she was built. Her three trips with the Troy, in all of which she came in ahead, even though it should not rank her as a taster boat than the Troy, establishes the fact that, although a new and al most untried boat, she is at present quite fast enough for any business upon the river. When in com plete order, her owners flatter themselves she will have considerable speed to spare. The 13acnpe of Weaver. In your paper of this morning I noticed a small paragraph saying, "Weaver, convicted of nurder at Urbana, Ohio, last May, has made his escape from jail." I first noticed it some three weeks ago in the Journal of Commerce. 1 there had it correct ed. I am one of the only family living th-re, and as nothing of the kind ever occurred there, such things published make it unpleasant. 1 hope you will insert this ? And oblige yours, tec. S. Weaver, ot Urbana, Ohio August 5th, 1845. The Great Fire at Saint Johv, N. B ? The St. John Ob?erver of the 30th ult , contains the following account of the disastrous tiro which occurred at that place on the evening of tho 29th ult. About half past 10, P. M., last evening, a fire broke out at N'isbet'a black smith's shop, on Peters' wharf. In a few minutes this tenement and the large building adjoining, occupied by Vlr. John Walker, and containing a large amount of va luable goods, were one mass of (lames, "and the fire then iapidly spread (eastward, along the line of houses from the blacksmith's shop to the large and lofty building, corner of tV?tcr street and the wharf, occupied bv Mr. 11. Hawkins and others. The following is, we believe, a pretty correct statement of the losses by this terrible disaster : Prtr.rt ' Wharf, North side -Wm. Nisbet's blacksmith's shop ; occupied by John Walker, ship chandler, corner of Ward st ; Ihree buildings occupied by Uilluspic, Wm. Bree/.o and John McNamaia, tho latter owned by the occupunt. Smith tide ? Three story building occupied by Nichols, blacksmith ; building owned and occupied by Jas. Whit ney ; building owned and occupicd by Rnton and Ray, O. liny s sail loft ; building occupied by E. W. Greenwood, and J. Mitchel, carver ; several buildings owned by John Hammond and {others, |occupied for storage of goods, building owned and occupicd by (Jeo. Toma*, for storage Watrr itreet, West tide ? Store ownod bv B. Tilton, occupied by (). 8cribnnr, clothing, and H S. II l.ugrin. barrister; store owned by Ion C. J. Peters, occupied b\ It llawkins, auctioneer ; building lately ownod ny J. 4. II. Kinnear, occupied by H. Tool, clothing ; building owned and occupiod by John Hammond, tneiohant, aud W. Ilayden, hair dtessor ; two small building* occupied by J. Lordly, cooper, und Vymar, biozkmaker: building owned by John I'ollok, partly occupied by J. Doyle, gro cer ; terry house at head of Kerry landing. Eatt tide. ? Four story brick building owned and occu pied ny w. II. street, wine merchant; building owned by John Sandall, occupied by Thomas W. Smith, ship chandler ; building owned by JameR Nethery, occupied by J. Kinn, grocer ; building owned by K. Stephen, and occupied by himself, a* a tin ware establishment, and !?'. Neil's clothing store ; building owned by A. 8. Per kins, and occupied by John Bowo*, clothier; building owned and occupied by J. Olson, grocer. Johnston's Wharf. ? Store owned and occupied by John Wishart, merchant ; store owned and occupied by W. Hughson ; building owned by John Wishart, occupied by Gallagher, shoemaker, J. Murphy, and GladUt ; building ownod by W. Hughson, and a building owned by George Metritt. Prince William street, west rid*.? Brick and stone building owned by W. H. Street, occupied by C. Ketch um, dry goods store ; a building unoccupied ; building ownod by Mrs. Price, t>aitly occupied by J. G Meiick, watchmaker; building lately owned by Ml?? Williamson, lower flat occupied by Mr. Loitch at a store ; second flat by Hon. W B. Kinnearand Hon. R. L. Hazen, barristers ; third tiat by the Herald printing office ; building owned by Ranney k Sturdoe. occupied by Mr Sharp as a con fectionary and dwelling ; building owned and occupied by W. Major, hair dresser, See. The one story building in Water street, (adjoining Jar dine & Co.'s flour store) ownod and occupied by W. Cro v ier, grocer, having taken fire on the roof, was pulled down, to prevent the ignition of the adjoining buildings, on the south side. The premisess occupied by Thomas Hanford & Co. in Sand's Arcade, adjoining W. H. Street's store, Wator street, received considerable damage by the breaking of windows, and tho Urge quantity of water thrown into the building, us nUo did Mr. McMillan's brick building, in Prince William street, and some others, trom similar causes. The number of buildings destroyed is about forty, and the probable loss in buildings, goods, artizan*' tools, fur niture, fee., is supposed to amount to ?00,000 or upward. We have not been able to learn the amount of insurance, but some of the heaviest losers, we understand, had but little or nothing insured. The buildings destroyed were all of wood, except the two brick buildings owned by Mr. Street. Several of those burnt out snved a part of their goods, furniture, &c. ; but those near the spot where the lire originated, saved but little Dreadful Accpdent on the Worcester Rail road ? A terrible accident occurred on Snturdiiy afternoon to the Weymouth stage, driven by Mr. Ray mond, between the Worcester depot and Harvard street. \1r R expected some passengers by tho Qomiug in train, and had taken a stand east of the trac*. and a little north of the foot of Harvard street. In a few minntes after, the down train rnme in sight, the locomotive was disen gaged and shot abend, and gave out a belch of steam as it passed the stage. Startled at this salute, the horses suddenly wheeled onto the track, and barely got over it when the train came up, the forward baggage car strik ing the front ol the stage and disengaging the lore wheels. The driver, Raymond, had presence of mind to seize the reins and jump before the shoekj but Mr. Lewis Holmes, of Weymouth, who was sitting by his side, ivas thrown directly on the rail, and no less than six .vheels passed over him, and he was taken up a shape less corpse Another man, who was sitting inside, bad 1 leg broken, and his head and shoulder badly hurt. He ivns carried to the Massachusetts Hospital. A lady who was sitting inside received some slight bruises, but was not disabled fiom pursuing her journey to Weymouth in another stage. The body of Mr Holmes wai also taken ,?me He had occupied a nlac.e of trust in the Wey mouth nail factory, and has left a wife and two orthreo children John J Wheeler is the name of the person who was taken to the hospital. He belongs to Worces ler, and is about nineteen years of age. Pehioits Fibe in Ai.bant ?A fire broke out at 11| o'cl"ck on Monday evening in a cow Malile 'n thu rear of No. fi Park street, between Park and Ragle street*, which immediately spread among the multitude of ?.tables, sheds and out-hoiues which were collected in tho rears of the buildings on Slate. Pearl and F.agle street*. These were all consumed, together with two im ill frame dwellings lorn ted in an alleythat runs up from Lancaster street. The fire was only prevented from sweeping thi< alley through on either side to Lancaster street, by s timely siipidy ol water from cistern* connected with Gibson's old Plane Factory. The heat from those tene ments was intense, and immediately communicated to buildings on Park and F.agle street*. No. 0 I'ark street, two stoiy brick building owned by John Townsend and occupied by a colored family was destroyed, also Nos. 8 and 10, two story frame dwellings, owned by the Donnl <on estate, and occupied by six poor families, were de stroyed. No. 12, three story brick dwelling, owned by lohn Townsend nnd occupied by Wm. P. Winters and l.yman l lark, was seriously dnmaged by die and water MI the furniture was removal. The three story brick houses Nos 8i and 31 F.agle street, owned by the Rath hone estate and occupied (No. 32) by Mr Van Arnnm, and (No 34) bv Mrs. Shaw and Mr. Swan, were al?o badly damaged, furniture all removed, also from No. 36, occupied by Mr. Parker. After a marriage in Connecticut, th? bridegroom took the parson aside very myiteriously, and whispered to aim " cant you take the pay out in taten."

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