Signs of Distress in New York.
--The New York Day Book says:
In every direction "this house to let," or "store for rent," "this property for sale," "selling off at less than cost," "assignees' sale, " &c., &c., stare you in the face — flanked by hosts of less important, but similar announcements.
Nor are these offers confined to old or inferior buildings, but hang, like placards on an efiigy, over the door-posts of some of the newest and most elegant structures on our proudest avenue.
From the Astor House
to the corner of 14th street you may this morning count 189 of these commercial epitaphs, and if you slip quickly into many a handsome establishment where plate glass vies with gilding for the adornment of happier days, you may be told, in a whisper, that business is dead and the place will soon close.