Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, May 15, 1849, Image 2
THE JOURNAL. foomuter riuNcirtxs—.iPrortrEn BY riturit.] lIUNTINGGON, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1849, TERMS: 'rho "01/NrINUDON JOURNAL" is publishedat the following rates, viz : *1,15 a year, if paid in advance ; $2,00 if paid during the year, and $2 , 450 ff not paid until after the expiration of the year. The above terms to be adhered to in all cases. No sabseription taken for less than six months, and no paper discontinued until all arrenrages ate paid, unless at the option of the publisher. U 7" An unusual press of Job work, which admits of no delay, has delayed our paper one 'nay this week. The same cause may prevent our next paper from appearing before Wednesday or Thursday of next week. New Issue. A portion of the "New Issue," to take the place of the present ragged Relief Notes, have been issued. They are on good paper and look well. Hum for the " Bill Johnston Currency." Gold Dollar. We have in our possession one of the gold dollars authorized by a recent net of Congress. Like the celebrated Gen. Tom Thumb, it is ex ceedingly small, but very handsome. It is much less than half a dime. Concert, We hope no one will forget the Concert to morrow (Thursday) evening. Let us all turn out, and give the new Huntingdon Uterpean Band" a real benefit. 02" . The Globe tries to shift the responsibil ity of not paying the laborers on the Canal from the Locofocos, by saying that Mr. Power is the t , active member of the board" ! Well, if our neighbor is willing to admit that Mr. P. knows more and does more, than both his Loco foci, colleagues, we certainly have no objection. The admission is anything but flattering to the men elected Canal Commissioners by the Loco loco party. If the Locofoco Canal Commis sioners arc not "orrice" members of the Board, can the Globe inform us why they draw three dollars a day for their services Dreadful Riot in New York. In another column will be found an account of a most disgraceful and bloody riot in the city of New York. The causes which led to this melancholy affair are also stated. Between MActuzsor, an English actor, and FORREST, a celebrated actor of our own country, there exists a misunderstanding, arising doubtless from a mutual jealousy, which has res . ilted in this most disgraceful riot, and tha loss of many pre cious lives! The latest accounts represent the city as being still in a great state of excite ment. The Mayor has issued his proclamation requesting the citizens to refrain from large as• aemblies, and declaring his intention to uphold the laws. The number of deaths so far, are stated at TWENTY-SEVEN, and a large num ber wounded. We hope and trust that this, (to every right minded American citizen) humilia ting and disgraceful affair may be at an end, although we have our fears that further melan choly accounts are yet to be received. The Canal Board. Mr. Longstreth is still unable to attend to business on account of indisposition. He has not devoted three days to the public service since October last, yet his partizans will not permit him to resign. Messrs. Power and Painter are not on speaking terms, and how the business of the Canal Board is transacted, we are unable to tell. ' ,Should this state of things continue much longer, we hope an expression of public sentiment will be had upon it. National and Patriotic, The Whigs of Tennessee have nominated Gov. Niel S. Brown for re-election. The following passage from his address on the occasion, will show ho .v his Excellency thinks and speaks on the subject of slavery as connec ted with the new Territories. It is a bold, elo quent and patriotic exposition of the enlightened public sentiment of the whole South, with the single exception, perhaps, of the State of South Carolina, and will find a responsive cord in the hearts of all true Americans in every section of the Union He congratulated the Whigs upon their suc cess iii the Presidential campaign, and remarked that some questions had recently arisen, to one of which he should allude--the slavery question —arising from the acquisition of new territo ries. He said that on a question such as this he need give no pledges—he had in his birth and education something better than pledges. He was in favor of the institutions of the South, but he valued the Union above every thing else. Ho deprecated the fanaticism that seeks toarray one portion of this glorious Union against an other; was opposed to the proposition, made in i m e r o quarters, of non-intercourse with the North in case of the passage of the Wilmot Proviso, said he would not give one foot of ground on Punter Hal, or Saratoga, or York town, ,for all the land west of the Rio Grande, though all its Ida.r were studded with gold and its valleys filled 100 sluves. He was oppo sed to these who would ckny the Southern peo- Tle their rights in the newly a.luired territories, and thought that in the present aweatening as pect of things a compromise shcult: be made ; but he 44 was for the Union or AV. fIAORD.;" .' for the South so long as he could be consistetiSlY with the preservation of the Union, but for the Union at all events. The Cholera. This appalling disease is ■till raging in the South and West. In Cincinnati it appears to be on the increase. A number of deaths have occurred. Among others, Judge Brough, Pres ident Judge of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio, and late Editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, died on the 10th inst.— He wits attacked in the morning and died at &dna in the evening. The Past and the Present. The workings of Providence—unbelievers call it « chance"—are inscrutiable and its ways past finding out. The experience of all ages has proved the truth of this maxim of Sacred History beyond a doubt, and we need not go hack to the events of other days, or to search the records of old and fabulous times, to estab lish it. The events of our time afford abund ant evidence of its truth if we but open our eyes to facts and our minds to reflection and un derstanding. We have distinctly before us the chain of events which have conspired to place ZACHARY TAYLOR—a man who three years ago was almost entirely unknown to the great body of the Amercan people—at the head of the I I most powerful nation on the face of the globe, —and it affords a most remarkable proof of the proposition laid down by the ancient writer, as ' to the inscrutability of the workings of Provi dence. If we go back to 1937, we witness the com mencement of a scheme set on foot by sundry cunning politicians, having for its object the strengtlining of the slave power of this country. The means by which that object was to be ac complished, the annexation of the infant Texan Republic. Up to the second or third year of the administration of John Tyler, this scheme had gained so little ground so far as the public was aware, so as to attract no great attention. The Presidential Campaign which was soon to open, however, brought it before the American people for the first time, as a matter that must be met and passed upon. It was fostered and encouraged by John Tyler, but renounced by Mr. Van Buren. The Whig party opposed it, as mischievious in its design, and likely to re sult disastrously to the country. Mr. Van Bu ren lost his nomination in consequence of the ground which he took against it. Mr. Polk—a man of whom the great body of the people had never heard, or hearing, had never remembered his name—was nominated, elected, and entered upon his duties with the scheme nearly comple ted. So far the plan had worked well. No war had as yet been provoked, and in his message, the new President, in a vein of party exultation, congratulated the country upon the great and bloodless acquisition." So far again, the scheme had worked to a charm—the American people had been fairly bamboozled, and glory enough had been manufactured to furnish an auspicious prestige for many future democratic administrations. The executive blustered about the glory and success of democratic measures, and every member of the party, great and small, from Maine to Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and as far North in Oregon as "d 0 deg.," clapped their hands with exultation and joy. Democracy was to live forever! Far down the mazy distance the thousand specks of official favor hung in the political firmament, in bigness as a star of smallest magnitude." —But hark! The booming sound of cannon comes sweeping on the Southern gale—then the groans of the dying, and fol.owing, the mangled corse and the "garments dyed in blood." The cry of the widow and the wail of the or phan is mingled with this strange discordant sound ; the din of war is heard again ; the call to arms ; and the " bloodless acquisition," after a struggle of two years, and an expenditure of sloo,ooo,ooo—the least important of all .our losses—becomes ours. And the " glory," for which such a sacrifice was made, becomes —not the reward of those short-sighted men who let loose this carnage—but by the in scrutable decrees of Providence, it is made to work their overthrow. Gen. Zachary Taylor, the humble soldier, who had in the short space of two years, asto nished the world with his mighty genins, and shed a lustre of imperishable glory notonly upon our arms, but upon our national character, our virtue and our forbearance, was called as if by some miraculous power, to occupy and adorn the place that had been filled by Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and other guardian spirits .of our youthful existence. Ilis triumph was over one of the most unscrupulous and to all appearances the strongest parties that the history of our country ever furnished. Thus failed the grand scheme of Annexation, to which was devoted so many years of anxious toil and watchfulness.—which required to be sealed with blood and treasure before it could be complete. Texas was annexed—a portion of Mexico conquered—but Slavery was weakened instead of strengthened, and the great and mar vellous party miscalled 44 democratic," instead of being perpetuated, was overthrown and put to confusion. Their horsemen and their char icts were destroyed, and their valiant men—i. e. their office-holders—are every day being put to the sword of justice.—News. Another Present. The Pittsburgh Commercial Journal says, superb gold watch and chain, valued at two hun dred dollars, were presented to JAMES BURNS, late President of the Canal Board of Pennsylva nia, by a number of our transportation men as a mark of respect due to a faithful public officer on his retirement." It further states that the en ergy and zeal exhibited by Mr. B. on the occa sion of the rebuilding of the , Burnt Aqueduct" over the Allegheny, were the moving cause of this neat compliment.—The names of the donors are given, and are H. Graaf & Co, Clarke & Thaw, W. Bingham, Taafe & O'Conner, Kier & Jones, Willingford & Co, and John McFadden & Co. Appointments by the President. WASSIINGITON, May 9. The _Philadelphia Appointments.—William D. Lewis, Collector of Customs, vice James Page, removed. Wm. J. P. White, P. M., vice George F Lehman, Jno. W. Ashmead, Attorney for the Eastern District of PennsylOnia. vice Thomas M. Pet tit, removed. Anthony E. Roberts, Mars;.all for the East ern District of Penn's, vice Geo. M. Keim, removed. Peter C. Ellmakre, Naval Officer, Phila. Thomas Ewbank, of N. Y., has been ap pointed Commissioner of Patents, vice Edmund Burke, removed. The!NextCongress--Virginla Elec- Hon. There have been already elected, including those from Virginia, 165 members of Congress. Conceding the election of the Locofoco candi , slate in the 11th Congressional District of Vir ginia, we have the following result for the next Congress compared with the last : Neal Congress , . Last Congress. Whig. L. F. Whig. L. F. Maine, 2 5 1 6 New Hampshire, 2 2 2 2 Massachusetts,• 9 U Rhode Island, 1 1 Vermont, 3 1 3 1 Connecticut, 1 3 4 New Yerk, 32 2 21 10 New Jersey, 4 1 4 1 Pennsylvania, 15 9 17 7 Delaware,l 1 Virginia, 1 146 9 South Carolina, 7 7 Georgia, 4 4 .1 4 Ohio,* 10 10 11 9 Florida,l 1 Michigan, 1 7 S Wisconsin,f 2 1 2 Missouri, 5 5 Arkansas, 1 1 lowa, 2 2 1 Illinois, 1 8 41 '75 89 • One vacancy. f The Act of Congress admitting Wisconsin itto the Union, authorizes her to send three members, from and after the 9th of March, 18.19, until the next apportionment. There remains to be elected 66 members as follow: Whole Number. IV. L. P. Maryland, 6 4 2 North Carolina, 99 3 Alabama, 7 2 5 Mississippi, 41 3 Louisiana, 41 3 Kentucky, 106 4 Tennessee, 11 5 6 Indiana, 10 4 6 Texas, 2 2 Vacancy in Ohio, 1 1 Do. in Massachuseets, I 1 Do. in Rhode Island, 1 1 66 30 36 Elected as above, 165 90 75 Total, Whig maj. if remaining 66 members are of same politics as in last Congress, We take the above from the Baltimore Pat riot of Saturday last. 44 There is nothing in the statement," says the Patriot, 44 which is dis couraging to the Whigs. On the contrary there is every thing to stimulate them to exertion.— If they only make the exertion which their cause demands of them, they will increase this majority in the House of Representatives. But far the disaster in Virginia, by which we lose i . our if not five members, this would now be certain. That disaster is not to be ascribed to any falling off in the strength of the Adminis tration there, but rather to local divisions and a culpable negligence on the part of the. Whig districts, which allowed the opposition to suc ceed, when it was only necessary for Whigs to unite and vote, in order to have elected not merely the number of members they had before, but more than that. As it is, a very few votes, perhaps not two hundred all told, were only wanting to have secured every district in the State that ever was represented by a Whig. The Self-Sacrificing Devotion of a Patriot. In a long string of remarks about C' State Pride," and a good many other matters and things of ancient and modern times, all hetero geneously mixed and conglomerated together, the editor of the Democratic Union speaks of the Hon. GEORGE M. DALLAS as having exhib ited, 4, in his casting rote in favor of the pres ent Tariff, the self-sacrificing devotion of a Patriot." Does the editor of the Union mean to justify the act, or not 1 If he does, and it was a good one, where was the sacrifice? How can a man sacrifice himself by doing that which every body should approve 1 On the other hand, if the act was clot a good one, and was the direct cause of the wide-spread disaster and ruin which has followed, where was the patriotism? It occurs to us that it would have been much nearer the truth, if the editor of the Union had called it the sacrifice of Pennsylvania to the selfish ambition of a weak and time serving politician. That Mr. Dallas understood the true interests of Pennsylvania too well not to have been fully aware of the probable effect of the present Tar iff upon them, cannot for a moment be doubted. He knew that he was immolating every branch of Pennsylvania industry upon the altar of Lo cofocoism ; but he was willing to make the sac rifice provided it should redound to his own personal advancement. All the great interests of Pennsylvania were but as dust when weigh ed in the balance with his own sordid and treacherous ambition. To place himself in a position to have his name brought before the Locofoco National Convention in 1848, he was willing to extinguish the fires of every furnace in the State, to ruin her agriculture, to stop her spindles and her looms, and leave her vast mines to a silence as profound as that of the grave. And yet we are to be told by his un scrupulous tools and parasites, even here, in the heart of the State he has so shamefully betray ed, ruined, sacrificed and laid waste, that he was prompted to what he did by "the self-sac rifieing devotion of a Patriot." It was a sae rifiee and a patriotism that will not be soon for ! gotten by the people of Pennsylvania. They not only appreciate, but they know how to reward such devotion; and they will treasure up in their very "heart of heart" a buining re membrance of it. They will carry it with them to their deserted mines and ruined furna ces. It will accompany them to their fields and their markets when they realize the pauper wages of Europe for their labor, and the pauper prices of Europe for their productions. It will go with them to their political meetings. They will canvass it in the newspapers and on the hustings and we venture to predict that they • will not forget it even at the POLLS.—Pritu'a. Telrp.orit. Pa. Railroad Meeting. A public meeting was held in the Chinese Museum in Philadelphia, on the 2d inst., to further the interests of this grand improve• ment. The gathering was immense, and the greatest enthusiasm prevailed; all classes par ticipating, and manifesting an equally deep in terest in the stiecess of the enterprize. lion. J.S. R. INGEnsou. presided. Speeches were ma de by the President, by Judge Kelley, Mor ton McMichael, Esq., Hon, Henry D. Moore, E. A. Penniman, Esq., and benj. C. Heywood, Esq. From the remark. of Judge Kelley, (as reported by the North American,) we learn that the present subscription, of stock amounts to $3,180,000, to which may be added a con tingent fund of $1,000,000, to be paid when the road is finished to a certain point. It will be completed to Lewistown, a distance of sixty miles, in July next—to Huntingdon, one hun dred miles, in December next, and to Tyrone Forges, one hundred and fifteen miles, in Janu ary next ; and that when completed to that point the present subscription will be exhausted, and one million and a quarter of dollars more will be required to carry it to the Portage railroad, when the city subscription will become availa ble and funds will be furnished to finish the roast to within a few miles of Pittsburg. The policy of the company has been to makc mo lostu, and to construct the road only so far as the funds available would pay. A series of resolutions were submitted by Mr. Ellmaker, declaring that prompt and ener getic measures should be taken to obtain the requisite subscription of 2.5,000 shares, and pledging the members of the meeting to use their best exertions to effect it ; and authorizing the President to appoint block Committees to solicit subscriptions to the stock of the compa ny. The Chairman then presented the follow ing letter from Mr. Thompson, the Chief En gineer of the road, which was read by one of the Secretaries. Engineer Department, Penn'a R. R. Co. HARRISBURG, April 30th, 1819. Dear Sin—l send you, agreeably to your re finest, the following estimate of the anticipa ted business of the Pennsylvania Railroad when it reaches the Allegheny Portage. It will then make a continuous road of 279 miles from Philadelphia to Johnstown, 137 miles of which will belong to this Company. This estimate of revenue will fall very far short of what may be expected from this por tion of the road, when the whole line is com pleted to Pittsburg- It will then meet the Pennsylvania and Ohio Railroad, which, by that time, will be extended into the heart of Ohio, and by connecting lines now in progress, joined also with Cleveland on Lake Eric. This is an important point, and to it the prominent inter ests of Ohio are endeavoring to concentrate the travel and transportation between the Valley of the Ohio and the Northern cities. The distance from Cleveland to New York is many miles less via Philadelphia than by any of the routes North of us, and consequently all the travel between these cities must necessarily pass over our road. When the Pennsylvania and Ohio Railroad is finished, which I have no doubt will be ere we reach Pittsburg, I should then consider 130,000 through passengers as entirely within the range that may reasonably be expected. Ertirnate of Revenue al:hen completed to tht Po, rage Railroad, 42,000 through pa;sengere!hat are now known to take the B. and 0. Railroad and the Cumberland Val ley Railroad, that must necessari ly be diverted to our road at $4,25. $178,500 2.1,000 through passengers that now go over the State works, including the probable increase on the open ing of our road at $4,25. 102,000 The revenue from local travel on the B. and Ohio Railroad is 42 per cent of the whole amount received from travel. The sparse population of the valley of the Potomac,compa red with that of the Juniata, would lead us to est.nate the local equal to the present estimate of through travel, but to be on the safe side we will place it at 50 per cent. of it, which is equal to 140,230 20,000 emigrants and similar travel at $2,50. 50,000 United States Mail, 31,000 Express packages, 15,000 Merchandize, live stock, &c., say 50,000 tons, at an average of $5 per ton Deduct annual expenses, Leaving the nett revenue more that 10 per cent. upon the estimated cost of the road and outfit. I believe this estimate will fall below the ac tual results, and may be regarded as considera bly within the mark. The revenue of the Bal timore and Ohio Railroad, which is only thirty nine miles longer than ours to the Portage, was last year, (with the turnpike connection over the mountains,) $1,250,000, or 50 per cent more than I have claimed for our route, while its length is but 25 per cent. greater. That this road will pay ample dividends, ad mits of no doubt ; as I have before remarked, it w.ll only be a question with the Directors, to what extent they may reduce the rates to keep the profits within reasonable limits. What renders this stock peculiarly desirable as an investment for cautious capitalists, is the entire freedom which nature has guaranteed to the road from competition, for the local trade and travel of a rich and populous region suffi cient of itself to support the road, and pay more than legal interest on its cost. Very respectful ly, &c. J. EDGAR THOMPSON, Civil Engineer. To S. V. IHEftnics, President P. R. R. Co. Col. Bliss. A correspondent of the Boston Atlas gives a short biography of Cell. Bliss, the gallant aid and accomplished secretary of Gen. Taylor.— W. W. S. Bliss was born in August, 1815, and passed the earlier years of his life, in Lebanon, N. IL His father, Captain John Bliss, gradu ated at West Point in 1811, was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1813, and died at Mobile in 1822. Col. Bliss entered the military acad emy at the early age of fourteen, and graduated at the age of eighteen, with the highest honors of his class, which led to' his immediate ap pointment as Lieutenant. Eor his bravery and prompt discharge of daty, he was promoted in 1810, and served through all the Florida war, as Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of Captain. When our army repaired to Texas, he discharged thit duty of Adjutant General, with the rank of Major, and in all Taylor's hard fought battles tlgr.duty of first Aid. TERRIBLE RIOT AND BLOOD. SHED IN NEW TORK. ATTACK ON ASTOR PLACE THEATRE .-FIFTEEN PERSONS KILLED. The city of New York Was the scene of a most dreadful riot and bloodshed on Thursday night Of last week. On the Monday evening previous, Mr. Macready, (an English actor), who has become obnoxious to a portion of the American public, on account of the ill-usage received by Fonnzsr, (an American actor), in Ireland and England some time since, was driven from the Astor Place Theatre. Mr. M. then determined to close his engagement, but at the request of a number of eminent gentlemen, re considered, and announced his reappearance on Wednesday evening. The spirit of mobocracy being in nowise satiated by the exhibition of Monday evening, it became evident that prepa rations were being made, immediately Upon this announcement, for a renewal of the scenes of violence. One evidence Of it was the pasting of a placard about the streets, asserting that the crew of the British steamer had threatened violence to all who dared to oppose Mr. Mac ready, and calling on American laborers" to defend their rights. During Thursday there was a general anticipation of a collision, and large bodies of the police and military were called out by the authorities, with the purpose of repressing any disorder and maintaining the supremacy of the law. The New York Herald says: As early as half past six o'clock persons be gan to assemble about the theatre; and, at about seven, crowds were seen wending their way thither from all parts of the city. By halt past seven, there were several hundreds in the street, irr front of the Opera House, and the rush to get admittance was tremendous. Tick ets for a sufficient number to fill the house were soon sold, and the announcement was made on the placard that no more would be sold. Mean time the crowd outside was increasing every minute. Every avenue to the theatre soon became densely crowded. Astor Place was occupied by an immense assemblage, almost all of whom had been, apparently, attracted by curiosity.— The portion of the Bowery adjoining the theatre was also crowded, and, in Broadway, which had at that point been opened for the purpose of constructing a sewer, hundreds of persons were seen crowded together on the top of the mound of earth thrown up from the centre of the street. While the scenes which we have described were proceeding outside the building, the play went on with more or less interruption, arising from the shouts and groans of those inside, the volleys of stones, and the yells of the mob on the outside. At length the play came to an end, and Mr. Macready made his exit from the house in disguise, reaching his hotel in safety. The performance of the atter-piece commenced, and had proceeded but a short way, when the first discharge of musketry startled the whole house —some one called out that the house was to be blown up." All started to their feet, when Mr. Ex-Justice Merritt addressed the house, and requested the audience to keep their scats. as there was no danger. This somewhat restored order, till a few minutes afterwards, when it was announced that a man had been shot outside. All was now confusion—the performance was instantly stop ped, and the auditory rushed out of the building. There were a great many persons wounded in addition to those whom we have referred to, se riously or slightly, who either went away or were taken away by their friends. There were several hair-breadth escapes. A musket ball went through the hat of one man, tearing it to pieces, but without injuringhirn. A policeman, of the Seventh ward, received a flesh wound in the back, and had a narrow escape from being killed. Immediately after the first volley, several medical men rushed to the scene, for the pur pose of attending the wounded. In the drug store, where some of the wounded were brought, a medical man proceeded to examine the condi tion of a man who was very seriously injured. While performing this duty, the sufferer ex claimed, "Come, Doctor, look around, before you attend me. See if there is not somebody else worse oft than I am." Generals Sandford and Hall Caere, as we are informed, repeatedly struck by the pacing stones. The scenes at the 15th Ward Station House, at the Hospital and other places where the dead and wounded were carried, is represented as be ing shocking. Some of the wounds were fright ful, and besides those killed, there are a large number wounded more or less seriously. As it usually happens, the severest sufferers are inno cent persons, and some of them not even cul pable to the extent of gratifying curiosity as spectators. 250,000 $769,750 309,750 $460,000 The Tribune gives the following: The first two scenes passed over with a vocif erous welcome to Mr. Clarke as Malcolm. The entrance of Mr. Macready in the third act, was the signal for a perfect storm of cheers, groans and hisses. The whole audience rose, and the nine-tenths of it who were friendly to Macrea dy, cheered, waved their hats and handkerchiefs. A large body in the parquette, with others in the second tier and amphitheatre hissed and groaned with equal zeal. The tumult lasted for ten or fifteen minutes, when an attempt was made to restore order by a board being brought upon the stage, upon which Was written "The friends of Order will remain quiet." This si lenced all but the rioters, who continued to drown all sound of what was said upon the stage. Not a word of the first act could be heard by any one in the house. The policemen present did little or nothing, evidently waiting orders. Finally, in the last scene of the net, Mr. Matsell, Chief of Police, made his appear ance in the parquette, and, followed by a num ber of his aids, marched directly down the aisle to the leader of the disturbance, whom he secu red after a short but violent struggle. One by one the rioters were taken and carried out, the greater part of the audience applauding as they disappeared. Before the second act was over, something of the play could be heard,and in the pauses of the shouts and yells, the orders of the Chief and his men in difliment parts of the house could be heard, as well as the wild uproar of the mob without. Mrs. Coleman Pope, as Lady Mac beth, first procured a little silence, which end ed, however, immediately on Mr. Macready's reappearance. The obnoxious actor went through his part with perfect self-possessi ion, and paid no regard to the tumultuous scene before him. As the parquette and gallery were cleared of the nois iest rioters, the crowd's without grew more vio lent, and stones were hurled against the win dows on the Astor-place side. As one window cracked after another, and pieces of bricks and paving -stones rattled in on the terraces and lob bies, the confusion increased till the Opens House resembled a fortress besieged by an inva ding army, rather than a place meant for the peaceful amusement of a civilized &immunity. Sometimes hen/•y stones would dash in the boards which bad been nailed up as protection, and a number of policemen were cons•nntly oc cupied in nailing uji and securing the defences; The attack was sometimes on one side and sometimes on the other, but seemed to be most violent on Eighth street, where there was a continual volley of stones and other missiles. The retiring-rooms were closed, and the lobbies so « raked" by the mob outside, that the only safe places were the boxes and parquette. A. stone, thrown through au tipper wisdow,k„nock ed off some of the ornament of the splendid chandelier. The fourth and fifth acts were given to com parative quiet, so far as the audience were con cerned, a large number of whom assembled in the lobby, no egress from the building being possible. At these words of Marbeth, I will not be afraid of death and bane, 'Till Birnam forret come to Dunsinane," an attempt Was made to get up a tumult, but failed. The phrase, Otir cagtie's strength Will langh a Siege th'scorn," was also loudly applauded. But' in spite of the constant crashing and thumping of stones, and the terrible yells of the crowd in the'street, the tragedy [too truly a tragedy to many] was played to an end, and the curtain fell. Afnerca dy was of course called out and cheered, as was Mr. Clarke. Cheers were also given for the Police, and for many other things which we did not hear in the general tumult. Towards the close, a violent attack was made by the mob on one of the doors, which was part ly forced. A body of policemen armed wills their short clubs, sullied from it and secured a number atilt) leaders. The Courier and Enquirer says. "Those who took an active part in storming the buildings, were only fifty or sixty in number, and were in good part boys. They took up • stones from the street, and•men among them took large flag stones and broke them in pekes, dis tribiting them among the mob, who hurled them at the windows In regular succession, beginning with the Bowery end and going towards Broad way. The blinds were all closed, but being slight, were of course easily smashed in. • • We passed, at diflerent times, through every part of the crowd—which could not have number ed less than 25,000 persons • and yet among them all, we do not believe there were more than fire hundred, if there were so many, who' took an active part in the riot—and of these • nearly or quite half were boys. As regards the arcing, it states that it leas done after the military had received several' or. ders tocharge and not until after the riotact had been duly read, which last occurrence some of the papers mention as being doubtful. The mil itary had been saluted with vollies of stones, &c. The Courier says We are told on good authority, that several pistols were fired by the rioters at this time. Seeing that the men under his command were fal ling around him and carried away wounded, Gen- Hall reported to the Mayor the condition of things, and stated that unless the riot net were read, he would withdraw his troops. Upon this the Recorder, Mr. Tallmadge, came forward, rend the Riot Act, and ordered tha mob instantly to disperse. The slid not do so— but continues', their assault upon the troops— who were therefore ordered to fire. They tired first upon the squad between them and the Row cry—and immediately after upon the other crowd near Mr. Langdon's house. Most of the mus kets, we were told, contained only blank car. tridges—some, however, were loaded with ball. By this discharge one or two were killed, and several others wounded. The noise of the firin went like an electric shock through tie vast multiude congregated in the adjoining streets. Every one seemed as tounded—all were intensely excited--and all who had taken part in or sympathised with the riot ers, were exasperated to the highest pitch. Some one or two wounded persons were carried on shutters through Broadway to the drug store, corner of Eighth street. This added fuel to the flame. Many of the rioters seized stones in Broadway—where the pavements had been torn up to make a sewer—and rushed through Astor Place, and presently another roily of musketry told of their reception. After ten or fifteen min utes, a third volley was fired—and the mob then mainly left the street, and gathered in sep crate crowds at different points in the vicinity. In concluding its narrative, it adds: Our laws and the ability of our rulers to carry them out, have been put to the test,—to such a test as we trust ig God they may never be called to undergo again. But see aye glad to helices i that they hare Leen SI7STAINED. FOOD FOR rue SeAt • ror.n.-Within a few months from the present time, nine men and one woman will, according to the terms of the sentences, ascend the scaffold. Vender at Bal timore, for the murder of Mrs. Tego Cooper. Wood,.at New York, for the murder of hie wife. Baldwin, at St. Louis, for the murder of his brother-in-law. Lettitia Blaisdell, at Am herst, N. 11., for the murder of the mother and' child of her adopted father. Washington Goode, colored, at Boston, for the murder of a rival' lover of his mistress. The Rev. Ezr Dudley, at Haverhill, N. H. for the murder o(his wifo while returning with her from a prayer meet ing. The negro Shorter, at Buffalo, for.the mur der, in the frenzy of his abolition zeal, of a young white man, who presumed, in conversa tion with a companion to say something about niggers." Two slaves at Lexington, Ky., on Ist of June, for the murder of Henry Yellman: Alex. Jones, colored, at New York, 22d June, for arson. And there are some half dozen late murder committals yet to be tried, Truly will the annals of the scaffold be not tho least re markable feature in the history of the year 1819 in these United States. A Fearful Scene. The steam ship Palmetto arrived nt New Or- leans on the 25th tilt., froin Galveston. At a place called "The Point," in Pinola county, a bloody scene occurred. Some men were plhying cards—two of them, a doctor and a young man, (names not remembered,) fell 'out and concluded to have a fight. After a few mu tual stabs, the doctor killed him. His brother then took it up, fought, and was also killed. The other brothers of the two, of whom there were.. in all, eight ; now attacked the doctor and killed him. FLOOD IN THE ALLEGHENY. PITTSIIIIto, May 7. The Allegheny river rose very suddenly last: night, and the waters, overflowing the embank ments, carried off a large amount of property: The damage has been very heavy, and worse , results• am apprehended. The water is still •ising.