$150,000 fire on Broadway, New York, yesterday.
Five vessels were wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico in a recent storm.
There are indications of a large Democratic majority in New York.
Steamer Mt. Lebanonian, from Baltimore to Havre, had her propeller carried away by a school of whales on the 26th.
The party sent out by the United States to view the transit of Venus, sailed from Southampton yesterday for the Cape of Good Hope.
THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 7, 1. A. M. For New England, warm southeast to southwest winds, partly fair weather, lower barometer.