Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 14, 1842, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 14, 1842 Page 1
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THI Voi. Til.?Ho. 331?WlMri* Mm. 1999 NEW LINE OK LIVERPOOL PACKETS. To Mil from New York on th- 15th. Hud Liverpool on the 13lh t/ each noh/A. & igi. iSt vIoTNi* 1hr(. Ship ROSCICS, Captain lohnt olIins.Mth Nor. Slup K|D DON'S, Captain K. B. Cobb, 36th Dee. Ship SHERIDAN, r?puiu F. A. Depeyaur, Mth Jan. Stnp UAKK1CK, Captain MApi. nkuldy, 35ta Keb. H HOW LiVitroHl. Ship sheridan, (' aptaiu F. A Depeyster, 18th Not. Ship OARR1CK, Captsio Win Skiddy, I3lh Dec. shit) Rijst TJS, C.ipUiu J iliu < lime, 13th Jut. Ship SID DONS, Captain K. B.Cobb, I3lh Feb. These .hips are allof the first class, upwards of 1000 ton*,built fa the city of New York, with such improvements u combine met (peed with unusual comfort for passengers. Every care has been taken iu the arrangement of their accommodations. The price of passagehrnee is FltM), for v. hich ample stores will be provided. "Pieae ships are, comin r. led by experienced masters. who will make every exertiou to give general siltaiae DOB. Neither the captains or o woe re oflhese ships will be responri bleforany leMeiy. parcels or parliag.-tacut by them, unless re galar bills of lading are signed therefor. Theshipe of this line will hereafter go armed, and their peco fiir construction giveathem security notpoeeeseed by any other bat vessels of war. For freight or passage,apply to E. K. C0LLJNS ti CO. tl South at . New York,or to WM. k JAS BROWN fc CO., Liveipool. Letters by the packets will be charged 11} cents per singls sheet: SO cents perouuee. anil newspapers t cent sach. lay FOR NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA AND NEW YORK LINE OF PACKETS I ilfe- JjjfeFo^n^ietter accommodation o^luiipers, it is ioteoded to dispatch a (hip from this |a>it uu the 1st, 5th, 10th. 15lh, 30th and IS th of each month. Co..inciting the I0*h October, aud continuing until Msy, when regular days will be appointed for the remainder of the year, wh-rtby great delays and diaap pointmenU will be prevented during the summer monllis. The following ships will common. ?this arrangems nt Ship YAZOO.Capt. Cornell, loth Oct. 1841. " "' ""t".' "so UUs i m .. Oct. enip r, r., . ...... _ _ Ship MISSISSIPPI,Cant. Milliard,40thOct. Ship LOUISVILLE,!. apt. Hum. 35th Oct. Ship 3HAKSPEARE, <"tpt. Miner, lit November. Ship (JASTON. Cap' Latham, 5tii Nov. Ship HUNTSVILLE, Capt Jfumford, loth No*. Ship OCM17LOEK, (.apt Leavilt, |5th Nov. Ship NASHVILLE, rapt. Dickinson, loth Nov. Ship MEMPHIS. Cap'. Knight, 3ith Nov. Ship LOUISA, Cant. Mu I'onl. tat December. These ihip? were all built in the city of New York, expressly for packeti. are of a light draft of water, have recently been pewlr coppered and iu splendid order, with accommodation* for ( steugers unequalled for eo c.lort. They are commanded by experienced master*, who will make every eiertiou to give Cneral satisfaction. . They will at all time* be towed up and wn the Mississippi by steamboat*. Neither theowncrsorcanlaui* nfthesrships will be responsible for jewelry, bullionjirecious stones,silver, orpluted ware or tor any letters, parcel or package, ,rot by or put on board of tbem, unless regular lulls of lading are taken fortheiame, and tie value thereon eipresaed. For freightorpassage. apply to i E. K. COLLINS St CO. M South * l.,or JAMES E. WOODRUFF, Ag"ui i'n New Orleans, who will promptly forward all goods to hi* addre**. Trie ship* of this hue are warranted to sail pimctur'ly a* ad verLted, and great care will be tajceu to have the goods correct hr measured. jg1 j. NEW YORK AND HAVRE PACKETS (SECOND USE.) J 1 ? 1 . The ship* of this line will hereafter leave New York on the lot and Havre on the llth of each month an follow*: FVom New York. flam Ham Tb* new ahip ONEIDA, ( 1st March t nth April ?. C*P- t. >1,!iuJJr . i nth AWSt James Fuuck. (1st November ( llth December Ship BALTIMORE, ( 1st April ( llth Mar a-a CTFb> w t "f A"*1"! i ' "> September _ Edwyd Funk. 11st December ( llth January BhbUTICA, {let May filth June _ C?pL < 1st September t llth October Fred*! Hewitt. ( 1st January ( llth Febniarr New ship sT. NICOLAS,t1st June 1 ieth JelV** I ?"?>Lii J1,1 yc,U)b*r i l?h November J. B.PeU. r 1st February ( llth March . .TS* hccmnmodatiosii of these nliif* are not surpassed, com being all that may be required fur comfort The price of ca ? POfOOgc isSlOO, Paseeugrrj will be supplied with every reouieite, with the escent von ot wioes and liquors. poods intended for these vessels will be forwarded h/ the aeeenbers. free from any other thau the espenaet n-"?a-, - t Tontine Buildings. NEW FORK AND NEWARK. jigaSi i 'W' Fare rednceil to MS cento. From the foot of Courtlandtetrect, New York. . (Everyday?Sondays excepted.) a. Leave Newer*. A AttKM. At I A. M. Atii P.M. IT de t do do ?I i? ?ldo 10* do 7 ? T do It da ON 8UXDAT8. "* From tbe feot of Liberty street Leave New York. Leave Newark I A. M.andri P.M. At 1 P. M. lidni > m MCMTFORK. ELIZABETHTOWN,_BAHWAT AND " NEW BHUNHWIUR. Farr reduced. . _ *' j,f 8: I ? $ WSWSlSirrta: ' no do Now Brmewitk, T? cant*. 5 Kwey, Mend. *art intheTl A. M. train from New Br?n*wick, and <| f M train from New York, lnu been reduced bet ween * New York and New Brunswick to 50 cent,. and Rah way ta , , Jtl ? Philadelphia mail I me p***e? through New ? iek foi Naw York every evening at I o'eleck. ?On Sunday*the TJ A.1M. trip from New Brunswick i( omit# t Pwengara who procure their ticket* at the ticketoSce.reeeivea ferry ticketgrali*. Ticketsart received bptheconduotor only on the day when purcka*ed. nil STATKN ISLAND FERHIt. ^fiS^mSp ^oot of 'Whitehall itrtet^S^^fl* "h^Teamrr 8TATEN 18LANOER W' hnrn Staten laland Leaves Whitehall At 3 o'clock a.m. At 3 o'ele A a.m. "1# " " 11 " 1 " ?.* " 8 " f.H : : ? : : On Sisiday there will be two boati to run. The loet boat leave* Staten Dland at? o'clock, r. m. o3 m*?l YOR SHREWSBURY?FALL ARfl23ra*S#RANUEMl'NT-The iteamboat OSIRIS, Sa^21KdK>r*pt. J.C. Allaire, will commence running on Saturday, Sept. 35th. a? follow*:?leave Kalten Market slip, Ead Rner, every ?atur lay at 10 o'clock A.M., Tuesday, Wednesday, and briday at ?o'clock A M. Returning, leave! Red Bank every Mondw morning: nt 10 o'clock A.M.: Tuesday, Wedumday, and Friday, at half-pad 19 o'clock P.M. The boat will runai above until Outlier notice, navigation and weather permitting. "3*m* T. rOWELL A CO.'S LINE. 0M ROK NEWBUROH. landing at CALD ?3?VQe WELL'S, WEST POINT TND COLD - nnttivn?Tl.. at ran. boat HIGHLANDER Capt Robert Wardrop, will le.we the foot of Warren itreet New York,every Monday. Tlvi 'day and Saturday afternoon'* at 4 o'clock. Returuiug.the Hnru, vn-er will .vewbiirgh every Monday morning at ( o'clock, am Tuesday and Fnday alerooon at o'clock. for freight or pasaagc .apply to the Captain en board. N. B. All baggage and freight of every description, bank MHa orapecie, put on board this boat,mu*t be at the ri*k of the owner* thereof, unlea* a bill of lading errcceiptie signed for Ike taw a ml* 8TARL1NE FOR NEW ORLEANS. jfiit ifi ??& " Th^uWribera hrg leave to r?turn their thank* for In" pa tronage you have hitherto evtmdrd toward* the Star Line,and Elicit acontinuWiou of a portion of your freight to New Grins, in tliia line, which will be taken at lha very lowed rate*, the following ships, which will eucceedesch other and tail weekly SOLON, Captain Oeo.Buckman, RL'SSEL GLOVE R, Captain debet Howe*, ECHO. Capta n A. A. Wo-ul, WINDSOR CASTLE, Captain S. O. Glover, Md ether ahine of the tame llow each other in quick oceceiicn. For further particular*, apply on board at Pine elreet wharf,or to GLOVER A MeMURRAV. *14 __ lto Pined cor. South. NEW YORK AND LIVERPOOL COMMERCIAL LINE PACKETS. M M. M SAILING TO AN" Ft'OM LIVERPOOL WEEKLY. OLD ESTABLISHED PASSAGE OFFICE, No it South street, New York. rpHE ann imoing tie arrangemenle forthe year I 1843, appears before hi' friends with aentimenta cfuncrre mjwl for the able eupport hi ha* received for many year* Hr likewise wishea to call the attention of those intra,ling to irtul for thri* fr end* in England, Ireland, Seot'and. and Wal??, that lh?y ran at all tirona be accommodated by thi* line, by V ihlv . opport unmet from Liverpool, a* well > by all the wLk^ O diHi rent l.ue* of packet ahi.s tailing to and from Ll*A?nal,on tbr l,t.7th, 14th, 19th, aud33th of rach month, throughout the year. It ha* alway* berti th" study of the rahrrrtbtr lohave the emigrant* shown civility, aid dispatched without delay , and tho?? who rend for thiir frivo l* may rr?t ia'uA '1 that evrry eare and diligrnt attention will he given by the Liverpool Agent* to tho-,e arnt for, ai will a* all who way embark with UfeSin; Silo inouiw nnj- ui uvm, y -le w?u P*iu, cot raiWk, th? money will be refunded without any rh*j:??. The subrcriber feel** pfeiuuire in kaiwn the different lijn by which I.I# pussrncefe caim out dunuf the last year, which has Rirtti ueneral itj.fsetion, and that 'it has considerably est ended and concluded Iiu wreny-meate lor the year ' Hie following ia a list of (Upij? Ship Scotland HiWnson ?htp Osceola Ctnlds - Fairfield Witaon " ?t- Uwad Emerson * Frankfort Rulhell " New v?Hi ^ Nieea ? Russell (jortr H we. " Warsaw Gnfirhs " Mibetnia Wilson " O*""*? _wood " Alfred Chester " Orean Wetland - Clifton Inger.oll " lilW ? Louisville Allen " N Hampshire Harming - Sobwski Emerson " Panthea t.nodwsnaon - A laburnum Law " Kobt Last Tree man - Prentice Hopkins " Vintima Eaton " Tyrone fpear " Eawps. Batchrlder - Wales Walts " 8. Jenkins Be} saour " Westchester Ferris ? .. Theabore ship., and their respective captains, are all well and farorably known int* trade A Sree paasace from the different porta of Irel.iad and Be itland can also be secured, and Sri fte furnished for any amount payable at the National mod Provincial Banks of Irdand, and their respsetive hunches, and also on Messrs J. St W. Hobtn oe^Lhywil, which are paid, free of any charye, throufhout Far further particulars aw,lf fo Boalhstrset, J h W. RORINAON.lsOowePiswM. , M sad Ns. 1 Neptune as, Waterloo Pock,Liverpool. ? NE1 NEW The Great Boz Ball, Air?The Old School Home. The great Bor. hall?the great Boz ball, Comes off on Mjndny night ;? The high, the low, the short and tall, Are eager with delight. With rosettes pendant from their coats. And coclt'd hats under arm, The managers with tuneful throats, Will bear awsv the "palm In silken vests and satin tights, And buckles oa their knees. They'll pirouette about the l:ghts Like glow-worms 'mongst the trees. The hoises. heads t'wards Chatham Square, Their tails right down Broadway? The Locofocos must not stare Nor round the platfirm stay : No bankrupts there?all good cash men, Who represent New York In finance and in fashion, when They've wherewithal to fork. There's Major Generals, Brigadiers, Lieutenant Colonels, and Sergeants, Corporals, Grenadiers Of the true Spartan Band? V^yj,The Mayors of Brooklyn and New York, Of Jersey City, too? There's Downing to relieve the oork, And sei ve the oyster stew. (Oh ! Boz, if e'er you wish to draw A character complete, Discuss an oyster, boil'd or raw, At number Nine, Brnad street.) There's Dods worth's Band?two hundred strong? So shrill, it makes one quake? " The Fife," so saith some idle tongue. Has got the stomach-ache. And there's the corps of editors From Wall street, and from Ann? T-UI... ? ? 1 Cash ?y stem, t? a man. On ! what a glorious sight 'twill be, To tee the great Boz cut A pigeon-wing? then, forward, three? But mum?my mouth it shut? The great Boz ball?the great Btz ball, Comet oiTon Monday night ; The high, the low,the short and tall, Are eager with delight. Phiz. The Snvy. The ration too, which has not b"en regitlatrd since the beginning of this century, is susceptible of much improvement. Several attempts hare been made bj Congress at this, but without success. Tea, coffee, or chocolate and sugar should be added, for they are the necessaries of life, Had ever dispensed with by tailors, even at their own cost. The whiskey allowed is too much by one half or two third?, and the excess would nearly pay forthe tea and sugar. There it one day ia the week that r.o meat is allowed, which the sailors all " Banyan day," after a sect ia Southern Asia, who are religiously opposed to eating animal food from a benevolent feeling to all living creatures.? Thia ration ia very unpopular, and might be rtmediet without increasing the number of pounds per week, by reducing the pound and a quarter per day, whieh ia too mueb, to one pound. Another cause of unpopularity efthe man-of-war service, with sailors, is, the keeping thein on board a year or two at a time, without giving thorn liberty to go on shore new aud then, when their services could be dispensed with en board. In the merchant service they are allowed such indulgences, and though the duty ia harder, it is preferred for that, and other little comforts which our government conld secure to them without coit. When these and other small matters of right are taken into consideration, and justice done the sailors, we may dispense with the heavy bounty now paid for theirenlistment, and ayoid the vexatious and expensive delays for men. Instead ol discharging them at the end of a cruise, consider them on leave for two months, should they report at arendezvout in that time, and pay thsm. We have Naval Arsenals at Portsmouth, Boston, New York, Pniladelphiu, Washington, Norfolk, and Pensncola; and another should be established at Brunswick, Ga , or on the east coast of Florida, if as much water can be found there as at Brunswick. The first consideration shou d be to have it as far south as possible, on the eastern shore of oar continent, that onr ships guarding our comoa.rce .u..,u, ..,,1 .. .. 1,11.. refitted near their scene of usefulness. A depot for frigates and steamers iu that quarter, would be the most important establishment on the whole line of our eoast. All our southern and western States are directly intereste I in such an establishment, to js?A?*?it *K?irtr?Jo of all *? *J ** ?T"1 vasion from the emancipated black, as wc 1 as white soldiers of England, in the event of hostilities with that power. Near that shore, at Bermuda and Ja. maica, England has spared no expense in establishing mast efficient arsenals this side of the Atlantic; and from the speeches of her statesmen in Parliament, we m iy learn that she considers us most vulnerable in that quarter, and would there direct her most mischievous forces against us. Nor is this without reason. The most serious consequences might result from their ability to land on our southern shores thJr West India black regiments, many of whose soldie.-s are emigrants from our slave states These hlack soldiers, acquainted with every n-ighborhood of ouralave population, meeting their forme r associates, offering them the treedom and equal rights they enjoy, displaying before them the gay trappings of a soldier upon black men, demonstrating in their own persons, safety in revolt, backed by trium, hint fleets riding unmolested in our waters, would be more seducing to our slaves, and more fatal to our southern states than any aggression in either of their previous wars. Show onr\>lacks a standard round which they mey saf< ly rally, and make their liberty and ennscquence tangible to them, and the worat results may be anticipated. But let us prevent it wbile we have the means and opportunity; by establishing a naval depot in that quarter that will give us the advantage on the coast of our slave states. This most southern navy yard should not only be w ell defende J, and supplied with material for building and equipping, but should also bsve a dry dock, that thip.s might be ,horoughly repaired, without leaving th^ir station to go to the north to accomplish it. Nor should the North be left open to invasion at will. Sackett'a Harbour should be restored to effiji. acy, and imperishable materials deposited there, to call into existence a naval force without delay when required. England ha* not failed to do this on her part, and it is inexcusable in us to observe i? with indifference. A small naval force' is cvsn indispensable there now, to prevent our citizens from interfering with the policy of tbc Canadian government, which has been the source of much national amnio ity, and difficulty. Tbe ascendancy of the British in those waters, is complete, and it is certainly our true policy to have some force ready at alt times, as a nidus round which we could crea'c a power to contest the mastery. These causes have already called the attention ofCoagrcssto our Up|>cr Lakes, and one hundred thousand dollars were appropriated l.itt summer to commence two tier steamers as an earnest of what they may do to protect the waters won by the gallant Perry. To perfect any measure of protection in that quarter, a Navhl Arsenal should be established at some point whero there ia a steamboat harbour, and where materials of all kinds can be collected with the greatest facility I irnm our Tvcsicrn Mgipi. r nri acne inai - pcnvaoie qualities, Tol> do, on ?he Mauniee Bay, stand* preeminent. Timber for (teamen i* right at hand ; and two canal*, on* passing thr ugh Indian*, and the other crossing the State of Ohio, from Cincinnati through the rich railey of the Miami, lead into lhawaterrof the lakes at this place. Through theae great sources of intercommunication, which are now almost completed, the whole Wea'ern State* ceuld throw in supplies of all kindr.and any quantity that would be required with tba greatest facility. Toledo, too, is more central than any place to tha cait of it, and near there may b? (elected the matt commodious harbour, and ionm for a Nary Yard, that ii to te found on the laker. Betide*,this would give to the State of Ohio a naval rtatioa to which the it to richly entitled hy her iatereet in that arm of our national defence. Steamerr are the legitimate drfendert of our lakee, and we should never lose sight of the feet, that it ie an imperative daty of the American government, ever to be ready to themaitrry of theee water*. Great Britain iasteadily pursuing meaiurc* to re. cure toherrelf the power wreeted from her by Perry last war, while we are quietly looking on, instead of imitating her example. Fonryeare have elapsed since the absolved hereclf from the agreement to remain unarmed on the laker, and severu!line warateamera have been built for the lake ear vice, and we have yet to make a beginning. Great Britain i* too wiae to give herself trouble for noJmieg, and warlike preparation on onr eoaat ie not without n purpose. j The recommendation for e Navy Yard at Memphi*, made in a series of letters to Mr Clay, should not be forgotten. Someplace oa the Mississippi ought to be selected for that purpose. The finest war steamer c uld be built there at a third less co.t than on the seaboard. Materials of all kindr are at hand.aad workmen for sneb purpose abound there. Their river boats are the swiftest of the [ kind in the world, and the workmanship both in the ' machinery and boat, is inferior to nana. Send Y YO r YORK, MONDAY MOR tbem d model ofast-a steamer, and one,oraiw,n) as may be r-quired, will soon spring into existence; and ere long, be materially improred. liesides the advantage to the government, such an establishment is due to the great west, and will be ck--rishedby them nnder all circumstances. In war the and materials would be removed from all molestation, and the finest steamers could plunge into the Gull of Mexico, all equipt for wnr purposes, and come to the aid of our Atlantic eoait as if from a foreign ally?not touching thd usual resources of the country. In the hour of need, all that could be produced there would be to much gained; avd at a rate so much cheaper than at any other part of our Union The west is the very land of steamers. At the bidding of the architect fleets would sptiug into existence, and bound to the ocean. A proper economy calls for a change in the sys tern of labor in our .Vary Yards. Hy daily wages men have but lil'le incentive to hurry their work. When a lszy man is paid aa much as an industrious one, the e is no encouragement to the latter to exert hiiuitlf, and in time he becomes as indolent as thn former. The consequence is, that a week is consumed in performing one day's labor, which mak-s the building and repair of oursbips enormously dear. The whole work might be performed in our yards, under contract, at a great saving ot time and treasure. The proper officer being appointed for superintendence, the work would be as faithfully performed then as now, and incalculably cheaper. The fair rate that should be paid for all jobs are easily calculated by the constructor or his assistants, and contracts could be as safely made for labor, us for material, and quite as faithluly executed It is now admitted by all, that the Nary Department should be divided into executive bureaus, assigned to experienced officers, supervised by the Secretary of tno Navy, instead of havino a Hoard of Commissioners practically supervising the Secretary. But there exiats various opinions as to the number and character <f the bureaus.? That the duties of each bureau should be well defined and distinct in their nature, to b-: exccu ed without confusion, and promptly, it is suggested tl at th.'re should be one for each set of duties to be performed, under the following arrangement, instead of three as proposed by Mr Paulding. 1. Architectu a! Bureau,to hars all vessels built and repaired, and to have all the materials supplied by contract for that purpose?supply the best machinery for steamers?encourage and adept im provements in them, as well as in ship buiia.n ?, 10 be under the immediate direction of a chief officer, insisted by a comramdcr and a lieutenant with an nflu-e fnr the chief naval con tructor and cue for the chief engineer. 2. Equipment Bureau, to direet the equipment oi all vessel* required for sea service, and to lurnisb sails, rigging, blocks, ice As., for that purpose, superintended by a chief officer assisted by a commander and a lieutenant. 3 Enlistment Bureau, to direct the rnlistmente of all the men required in control th rendezvous and receiving ships, uliI supply all the crews for vessels-under a chief officer, assisted by a commander and a lieutenant. 4. Subsistence Bureau, to be charged with the supply of all provisions and clothing required in the service, controlled by a chief officer, insisted by a commander, lieutenant, and a purser. 5 Ordnance bureau, to supply ordnance and ordnance stores,to control the whole armament,and le encourage and adopt improvements in it, superiatended by a chief offi.-er, assisted by a commander and a lieutenant. 6- Medical Bureau, to control all medical supplies, surgical instruments, hospital and hospital stores, under charge of a chief surgeon with assistants. 7. Scientific Bureau, to?conduct the surveys rf cea?ts and harbors, te supply books, charts, and nautical instruments, to control the observatory, and the examination of mids, superintended by a chief officer, assisted by a commander and u lieutenant. 8. Arsenal Bureau, to direct tht establishment of navy yards and dry decks, repair and improve them, and control all the public buildings and other fixtures in the yards,ana keep an account of all the public property in them, under charge of a chief officer, assisted by a commander and a lieutenant 9 Inspector's Bureau, under charge of a superior officer of the navy, to inspect a'lthe other Bureaus, ffoid the secretary of the navy any official inlora as AC I as as lev ? j " - !? , J - *? - ' At-. *- J? as ke may be directed by the secretary, and act as secretary of the navy when the secretary is absent from the seat of government, te be assisted by a commander and a lieutenaat It is e sential that these various duties, so distant in their n-.ture. should be separated, that they may be more readily and properly m.mag-d; and different ii-dividuils held responsible fur thprompt and faithful execution of each class of them No men can be ao efficient to perform thin duty as the ollicers of the nary, who are familiar with ail (he wants of the service, and whose henor is to intimately connected with its prosperity. By a com bination of the old and young officers in the performance of the duties, the best judgment, talent?, and energies may b. brought intothe department ? The dutiea of the Bureaus would be so entirely professional that none bat the officers should be detail ed to execute them Officers being always under pay whether on duty or not, by assigning the duty to those just from long cruise , the salaries of numerous clerks would be saved to the government, and the duties would be performed by those practically acquainted with the wants af the s rvice, and carry into the department a useful knowledge of the reeent improvements ia other navies,which they may have learned abroad. The Secretary of the Navy could supervise the whole, give per??nal attention to appointments, promotions, dismissals, and courts-martial fircould promptly carry out the policy of the Cabinet in his e'epartment, by issuing order? to the executive bureaus to place at his disposal any force he might wish cqulpp'd for usual or special service, to furnish any supplies, to bnild any vessels, or to mike any improvements he might deem necessary ; and the heads of the bureaus thus directed, held responsible forthe faithful execution of the oiders, would promptly place at the di-posal of c?mmanders at yards everything required to carry the orders ijto eff ct. lie would hare fcut to direct, and the execution would he sn Iden and certain When he named the requisite force, it would be crea ed without delay. By the official register of Great Britain, only a month ago, that power had in commission, re-.rly for offensive operations, 32 liner', IS frigates, <>0 corvettes, 61 steamers, and 62 smaller vessels, making in all 230 vessels, besides 210 laid up Though it nssy not be neces-ary for the safety of America that we should enter into compelition with Great Britain for the mastery of th- se?s; yrt the offensive power of every nation, and their la equations, the extent of oar commerce and its exposed condition, rur political and g< ographical positions, and the nature of our iistitutions, should govsrn us in fixing our naval force. A protec ive power ia neccasary to all nations, and the navy, in all its operati< ns, being far removed from political strife, no danger to our institutif ns can ever arise from it Beiides, with the broad Atlantic rolling between us and the powers ef Europe, we should meet them on it in bloodr strife when circumstances demand?it should be the battle field ia future, instead of permittinz our soil to be trod for a moment by an invader. I shall now annex a table of dutiea to show that the numb- r of officers 1 have named are not more than sufficient to keep in active operation one third of the number of British crr.iseis: f -i -5 * .1 2 5-1 ? i ? . = S 2 J ? 3 14 4 5]}? I A'uw/.tr q/ Q/f.rirt 4 -5 2 3 ? ? S 5: J tu;gt,Ud. <* .? ? ft. (3 0 *4 >2 S; A'*. 9 ? 18 93 40 100 100 400 100 Bureaus o 9 S l ? ? I ? 8 ? Naeir Yurita It ? ? I# ? ? II ? 11 ? Itenoetroin 90 ? ? ? ? ? SO ? 00 ? Itee inn* ?rs?ela 30 ? ? ? ? 4 8 19 <0 80 Stations lor ihipo in ordinary ... 4 ? ? ? ? 4 ? 4 ? ? Oheereatory .! ? ? ? 1? ? 1? J Nsey A?| lun>. I ? ? I ? ? ? 1 ? ? Naey H<>*;i'al .. 8 ? ? - -0 Inrharfe of Naey srors 8 ? ? ? 0 ? ? ? ? ? In chaiftof cl*i)i?a and | ro?ia;<ina- I ? ? ? 0 ? ? ? ? ? la charts of ordi 0 ? ? ? 8 ? ? ? ? ? Squadrons 0 I 1 4 ? 8 ? ? ? ? w i l.iriera - - 10 ? ? ? 18 ? 10 ? 80 10 19 v Vrif ?tre- 5 ? ? - ? - 8 30 6 ft- t > lortrttea M ? ? ? - - 10 -20 10 SO -^i<2 I Slcsnaert 90 ? ? ? ? 10 10 00 80 an H" j Briar, lie- JO ? ? ? ? ? ? 90 80 30 Number of officer! OO duly ? 3 0 1 0 90 35 87 83 400 100 But Ihr Ikird of the foree which England hu in commii-sion is scarcely safficieat to afford effective protection to ner intereoto at aey lime, ai d the nnaettled differences between the United Stateo and Great Britain aoe each, that prudence dictates that we should he rewtr to repel ayrres sion It is not improbable that the very readiness to defend oartelres, may prevent more scrums tUf RK H NING, FEBRUARY 14, ticulties between us; And it is t? be hoped that i false idea of economy will not interfere with wu< action in this matter. Congress should never for git the advantages of a preventive over u reraeoj ?that a few millions properly expeuded in peace would render mora benefit tnau many milli -ns ii war. We should have at least one half their forc< in commission to ensure us security from aggies sinns, and to eflVetu tlly protect onr commerce anc citizens, spread over the globe. With sueh a fore* at all times ready, and our arsenals well provided it eould easily be extended to meet any emergency Hes des the war steamers which England has in commission, fourteen new ones have lately been launched, for packets in peace, but for war steam tT? wiivii rcijiurru u\ iuc ^uvcruuivni> i uib cvu iioiuical menus of providing a country w ith the most powerful means of <i< sructioti, England is adopting on a large scalo. It was fully explained by a report of the Nary Committee ? f the House of Representatives, last session, and our government was urged by the most forcible reasons, to offer inducements to our mere hauls to enter into similar contract When the plan shall hare been adopted by our merchants, we wi.l then be able to compete with England in this mode of commercial enterprise, and our nary in war would be most efficiently reinforced by tlit-m. But in peace we should not hare less than twenty steamers for the various duties of commercial protection and coast defence. By them our rerenue laws could be guarded and smuggling prevented Other countries ase'gn this duty to tneir navies, and our otlicers are able and desire to perform it. They could most efi'ectually do it with steamers on the whole line of coast. The little fair weather schooners employed by the Treasury department are as inefficient for ail the services that should bo required of them on our coast, cither in peace or war, as the old gun boats were. Their existence is, in fact, allowing the Treasury depaitrnent to keep up a miniature navy at an enortnouj expense, without an appropriation by Congress, in npposftiou to the legitimate navy. But it is not tneless . xpensire b cause the people do not see the money expended. The same amount added to the navy would nearly cover the expense of the steameis necessary to perform the duty; for one steamer of the nary would be more useful than half a dozen schooners of the revenue service, allowing them to be as well conducted as they possib'y could be, exclusive of the oast steamers, each squadron should have a steamer attached to it. To keep pace with the rapid intercourse aod improvement of the age, steamers arc indispensable auxiliaries to all naval operations. Though they may never supersede sail vessels entirely, as they cannot cruise or sustain a blockade for any length of time, for want of fuel; still at times, and under certain circuit-.sranees, ihey would be tbe most effective vessels that could be employed. By the few frigates England , keep in commission, and the numerous steamers, it is manifest that the latter are fast taking the place of the f irmer. Formerly frigves were used for despatch vessels? to tow liaers in or oat of the line of battle when necessarv, and to act as tenders to fleets, as well as to fight; but this duty is now performed so much more readily by s'caraers, that frigates are likely to be altogether supplanted by th?m, un less frigates in future should be built sutlicieatly strong and large to enable thsm to fall into the line of battle with liners. To do that, they would have to mount at least seventy long guns, thirty-fire forty-twos, end thirty five thirty-twos. Corvettes and brigs are quite laige enough to destroy commerce, and frigates < an be dispensed with for that purpose to great advantage Except steamers, all vessels should be built the largest ot their class, to fight with success any of their inte One half the force which England has at this time ready for immediate action, would be sixteen liners, eight frigates, thirty corvette.*, thirty steamers, and thirty bri -s, <5cc. What would probably be more serviceable to the United States, would Be to have but ten liners, and increase the corvettes to sixty?thirty corvettes would supply the plac of six liners, with tb-irtj steamers and thirty brigs. We should then probably he able to preserve peace with all nations, give efficient protection to our eommcree, prevent many injuries and intu'ts to our citizens abroad; and if lorced into a war in defeneeof oar rights, we should be able to rushes good beginning, and a better ending The 1-irge proportion r,t until vessc's would enable us to destroy ihe commerce of an enemy in war, and pracA no >d commander of a co. vctte will not be an indifferent captain of a liner? th- latter being aa eaiily commanded and fought, a? the former. Hat we bare not yet established a national cannon foundry, so ably recommended in the repert of W. Cost Johnson, chairman *f a s-lect committee in 1839, appointed to investigate the subject. I >ur great deficiency of ordnance exhibited inthit report, has been but litfle improved since that time,either by q lautity or quality. Tbo experiments at foundries necessary to the improvement of cannon, wbicb has attracted so much attention in Eutope, is too expensive to be encountered by private foundries; the consequence is, that wo are behind the age of improvement, for tbo want of a national foundry to experiment on the construction of cannon, and supply more readily the beat quality,and the most effective guns Should the demand be greater than the suoply of our national foundry, private ones could tie engaged to make up the deficiency after the most approved models. Ordoanee and ordnance stores are imperishable articles, and there is no excuse for not supplying the national arsenal with enough to meet any exigencies. Resides numerous fortifications wholly unsupplied with ordnance, end ordnance stores, not more than one half the few ships we have bui t, could be properly armed, if called into service. This is certainly a serious mutter, and deserves immediate attention Some benefit was derived from the appropriation for that purpose last session; bat a lamentable deficiency still exists, and never w II be thoroughly remedied until a national foundry is established. For the want of properly established observatory, we are wholly dependent on Europe, and ncore directly on England, for all astronomical observations and calculations, and nautical almanacs, without which our ships could not navigate th. ocean. Besides the possibility of our being cut off from a supply so indispensably nec nary to navigation, m.d forced to grope our way on the wa'ert without knowing our position, or being able to avoid dangers, we owe to all commercial nations a contribution of astrrnnm cal and uautical science. Many of the instruments necessary to an observatory are already collected at the depot of charts and instruments in Wa-hington, where sonic attempt m made to imitate a real observa'ory. Should a bnildirg be erect ed for that pnrpise. with the necessary officers to conduet it, it would be doubly useful to be lo cated in the compass "f the N ivy school, where the mids coul I be practwed by c asses at taking astromimical observations in night watches, which would give them a thorough knowledge of all nautical instruments, a. d make them proficient in lunar, and other ati. moinical observations, ?o rs acutinl to navi/Bti : s befo-e they commence their sea service, and without loss of timeThere is nlso a small ste m engine at the Washington N?u Yard, built by ihe order <f the late Captain Stevens, for the induction of raids in steam engi-if ring; but instead of being ** nt to the NaTal school in Philadelphia, it is 1m ked tip in the Navy More house at Washington, by order of the Navy com ? oners, in their usual spirit of dia iom na'inp Knowledge in ine X*rj The school c i i beautiful specimen o! machinery, constructed by the ?cc mplish-d engineer, Mr Ellis, of th AVa?.hing!on yard. It is of one hnr-e power, and <bi fire-place, boiler*, and all th- machinery conl i be tent to^PhiladeIpin, without being taken to piece*, in a box three feet by four. liat of all the want* of the Navy, law* for the roverament of all in the service are the ?io-t pressing It it truly a mailer of rnrpriie, that a people, professing to be governed bv law*, should create a Navy wtihout enacting law* for the government of all persons ,n it, A< strange, however, aa it may appear, it i* unfortunately ttne. Except a lew fundamental rulea, established in 1800, there are no laws for the governm- nt of this important branch of national de'ence ; and much disorder and misehief hive K- n ihe nnivoidable result In the absence of law*, eve-y captain that takes com mand of a ship is under the necessity of issuing hi* own le>> ? for the ro. srnmeat of the officer* and erewfdnrin; the cruise. These are eaJled the " Intern J, or In eiaai Rules and Regulations of the Rhip " To th??e he adds, from time to ties , by edicts, or general or .ers.'vhen a new or whimsical idea strike* him, oiher rules often conflicting with the firet. but nil alike lo be oblitatery i ,n he ia determined to ca cn an officer '' foul, if is most ea-ily accomp'i bed ; for should an efliocr irer clear of one rnte, be will be sure to run another The strait of Messina, flanked hv KcylU and ( haribdev. issue negation eomp -red to,ech "s'ins of the lit'l* volume., entitled ' Tho i- ? rns' rnl-s?nd rvrnlafi ns of the ship weeld be useful an ieslrnutif* "> " Asiatic defpet in sup ply wig hut V ?* * ' Mt^JhOCe ??id op [ERA 1842. t pretsi< n Hut our captains are ?<.t more to blaiue f for this than oar Legislators, who have lelt this potver to bu exercised by men arnw d with despotic f anthority. Hid not irregularities and el>usei , grown oat of such license, our commanders would 1 have been more than mortal Hut as none of them, s in all their vanity, claim to b? more than Admiral*\ cruelty and oppression have too often been the I consequences. s The law of 1800 is the recognized constitution , by our Naval lawgivers assume to be guided. Bu', as should be expected, where there is no other restraint upon the lawgiver than his own will and i passions, lie soon overleaps his constitutional i bounds, and indulges his propensities Those who are accustomed to observing the propensity of rctpourible men to violate constitutional limits, may easily conceive how little restraint fundamental rules would have upon an irretpomiblt lawgiver, tvho is to be the absolute executive of his own rules. Of eourso he makes none obligatory upon himself; hence the proverb?"there is no law for Captains"?is founded upon good authority. As soon as the Board of Navy Commissioners was established in 1815, they arrogated to iheiuselves the power to make Inws for the Navy, under the authority granted them to make rales for the adoption of a uniform system in their owu departmt nt, and for the execution of duties under Ihtir onitrnl lint r>nl>iin in <!>? do n j rl monl were like Captains on board ships, made no laws binding upon themselves or that could not be revoked at pleasure When a Captain found it advantageous to appeal to the Commissioners'rules, they had all the force of law ; but when they were opposed to his wishes, they were merely rules made by officers of his own grade, not laws > fCongrrgi, nor approved by Congress; and therefoie not obligatory upon him. Though every officer below a captain, and many of them, were discontented with this state of things, no attempt to remedy the evil was made until 1832; when Congress fully convinced of the necessity o! a uniform code to gnve n the whole service, passed a resolution Hiitnorizing the President to constitute a Board of Naval Officers to consist of five Captains, including the Commissioners to <i raft a set of rales and regulations for the government and benefit of the whole Navy, which rules and regulations, when approved by Congtess and the President, should be the laws of that service. This iesolution was carried into effect by General Jackson, and at the close of the following jear, five captains laid before Congress a volume of their united wisdom, which was no sooner read than rejected. It was again presented in 183-1, with amendments, and was again rejected, because it partook much of ihe "Infernal rales and regulations of a ship," which are not made for Cai-tians, and was con equently no remedy for the evils of partial government. After this failure of the captains had been forgotten the navycommissioners,and more particularly Com. Morris, once more assumed the characier of law givers, revised the twice rejected rules, secured Mr. Paulding's and Mr. Vau llureu's assent to them, but deigned not to ask Congress for theirs, ordered a..thoussnd copies to bo printed at the expense of government without an appropriation, and hurried to fasten them, with all their blighting influences upon the Navy, before Mr. Paulding's time expiied. Put fortunately for the Navy they did not quite succeed befoie Mr Badger came into office, and he, not recognizing the right of legislation in any other branch of the government than congress, unhesitatingly suppressed this offspring of selfishness, prejudice, and fully; and the nopes of the friends cf the service were again revived. All looked to his master genius for thenecessary reform, but politicaleventssepaiated him from the Navy before nis plans were fully developed. The selection made to fill his place, however, whs truly fortunate No one could have carried eut Ohe views of Mr Badger more fully, and with abetter spirit than Mr. Upshur. Long has the eoHntry needed such men to secure the proper consideration for this arm of National defence. The date of Mr. Upihur'a report may be considered, not only the commencement of anew existence to the Navy, but a new era of National importance should he besu taincd in his views. When Mr. Upshur csmmenccd his duties another attempt was made to faatcn those thrice condemned spurious laws of the captains npnn the service When Mr. Upshur began to look about him for laws by which to govern and to be guided, he service not' y'et published; and feeling the wanf ol some, he ordered the publication to be forthwith completed. The order was carried into effect to a limited extent and several volumes were issued, bound in blue, bu' should have been in black, as an emblem of mourning for their contents. When the book was laid before him, he discovered to his astonishment, that its con'enta were not the laws of Congresr, but thn laws of the Commissioners ; and being no more di.-posed to receive laws from his subordinates than Mr. Badger, he gave then the fourth suppression ; and thus we are left as we were in the beginning. As cur post caplaina, either as commissioners or officers of the line, have made failure after failure from 1815 to the present time, in giving us wholesome, equitable, and necessary rules, it is earnest- i ly dssired that an equal number of officers of grade shuld be convened to effect that indispensjbfc object. Let a board of naval officers bp constituted, composed of two captains, two oammandsrs, two lieutenants, two surgeons, and two pursers, to meet at the seat cf government, whose duty it shall be, with the aid and assistance of the attorney general, to reorganise the navy under a system of Bureaus, instead of the navy board, and t > carefully revise and extend the rule* and regulations of the navy, with a view to adapt them to the present and future exigat ctaof this importan' arm of national defence, which system; rules, and regulations, when approved by the President, and sanctioned by Congress, -hall have the farce of law, and stand in lieu of all other laws heretofore enacted When this is done, we shall have an eq-iitabic code for the government of the whole navy, and not before- The necessity for a system equslly binding upon all, is dally becoming more urgent, end postponement will only augment the difficulties ? Breaches of discipline are frequent ia all grades, and it is difficult to get an offender brought to trial, or jnstice awarded by a court martial when one is tried. In the absence of law for the guidance of a court, prejudice and partiality are generally the ruling principles. When the accused, whom they may wish to condemn, tites an authar on courts martial in his defence, he is answered?that ia not the law of C ingress and cannot govern them ; but when it suits their view of the case, it is worthy of theircousideration. Some courts have actually resolved not to be governed by any law. The decisions of others prove they are neithe r governed by law or evidence. Such a state of things will surely not be permitted to remain long without correction ! It is believed that the most effectual remedy for the illegal decisions of courts martial is io the adoption of a permanent naval court of three learned citizens, to have juri d ction over all naval offt nces committed in the United States, and to have appelate jurisdiction of all cases tried out of the United States?that prnsecut.ous might be properly conducted abroad, the commodore's secretary should also he the judge advocate ot the squajron. Instead of bcintz the mere creature of the commo dor*, anbject to be discharged at hit pleasure, nc should be a ntleman of aueh lagnl attainment! aa would enable him to be a competent judge advocate of all court* martial in the aquadrnn, an J their leg al adeiirr, in the lame manner aa the judge, in civil niiti, inattucta the jury. He ?h?ii!d be appointed by the Preaident and Senate.aa other coaimrsiioned ofticera of the nary. Should fheae*U7<e?tionabe adopted in carrying otit the masterly, atateaman like viewa ol Secretary Upahur, and our puny force increaaed to one ha f. or even one third ol the active naval power of (ireat Britain, with material! in atore, and ahe I ihonid utill persist in her unreaaonable clalma upon nqr territory, we eould maintain our right! inviolate, without ?nbiect ne onr ahore to deatraetive inanr'ion' With auch a force ready to con.en trate on ourcosif, we eou'd hold her at bay until we coo'd eonmence offensive operationi in the mint effectual manner. In one year, we could build and equip seventy five abipa of the line on our aea r..??t, and an many ateamerj on the Miitiiaippi witrra, carrying 7,200 gnna, with three aea men to ea h gnu, making 21,G,)0 aailnra, and the reat of landsmen, boya and marinea. It wnu'd not h? difficult. There ia wealth and api 't enough in the eo intry te accomplish it Shipa bmlt ? grrrn timber would laat longer than the war. f,,ip of any aire could be built in three montha fr. m the atump, and wa could build 75a* ?H aa onr, by vurioua eontrae'a With auch ? forcr *4 thia, we would land an army at Halifax and other pointa,toco operate with a revolutionary ty iu Canada, and drive her Mujrcty'r flag Irorn Ame-iciu roil, and establish aa independent neigh h r on our northern border, then direct the sswe fore- agauwt her etrosa holds in the Weet Indiea, tad Hr.tUb pawer would vanish from ihia aide of (be AtLfciiC lo three ycart we would play Van Trunap ?^?? LD. ?rata Me* Two C*bU i wilt) a broom at the mast head, and swerp the lirii tikh Channel of her men of-war, and dictate oar terms in th'-ir watera. While this game was being played on the octan, unmolested industry and entetpriee would etimuhte the peouie to agritnltnre, manufactures, and commerce; and union, good feeling, prosperity, wealth and glory would move hand i iu hand to national supremacy and happicca*. i Loulsvlll*. ICnrrcipondcuc* of th? Herald, i Louisville, Feb. 3. 1812. I frith Hrjxal Ball? Faxlurtt? Phrenology?Tom Mar\ thull?Fv e?Finance? Theatricals. J AM S < tORDO.N lflKJIETT :? Dear Sir :? The grand ball of the Irish Repealers, given by the citizens who are advocates of the repeal, proved to be a perfect /mix pat. A great deal of noise, newspaper pnfling and blowing, had caused the people to be on tip-toe anxiety for the coming grand display ; an arrny of tcmr of the most n spec-table citizens' names was given to the public as managers ?the Mitt nnd fashion of the city w ere to be there?the ben ten and exquisites were to honor the company by their presence?a splendid hand of music was to be engaged?a very sumptuous repast was to be given?epicures and connoisseurs were to be nonplussed?every body was to be satisfied and pleased, no one was to have the slightest cause for dissatisfaction or displeasure; the hall wus to be brilliantly illuminated and gorgeously decorated; 1a few words it was to be the mrit splendid ball ever given in the city of Louisville, but with all their noise and pufting, it proved to be N. G , (no go) thecompany was by no means select, the music poor, and the supper very inferior; very few whowera there that did not regret having visited the bail room, and not a little put out at being so ccmpletsly doae. While the musicians were at tuppcr, Pat Moonejr .K- ? -U"* r *? "'t*v Bi'irft iliai iw Jl n IB vocal abilities could produce so happy an effect, the which 1 very much ooubt. It was truly laughable to see them endeavoring to ape the manners and politeners of the higher grades of society. The failures that have taken place within the last two or three weeks, are many, very many, and unlocked for; thiy are principally those who have long been in business, and hitherto enjoyed the highest reputable character as to the fannfollness and honesty of their dealings. Their failures have proved to be of the most disastrous kind- Many are involved in their ruin. Each day adds another to the already extensive catalogue of failures. Whea they will cease no one can poreibly cenceive. Dr. Sim's lecture last evening on phrenology, notwithstanding the iuclemencv of the weather, was well attended. He nf vrr fails to give great satisfaction and pleasure to his hearers. He hanulea his subject in a masterly manner, and as to his being a proficient in the science no one enn doubt. The Kentuckians praise and exalt Mr. Marehallfor the course he has taken in the affair in relation to the Hon J- Q. Adams. How it will terminate remains to be seen. A large fire took place hereon the morning of the first of February, on F fh street, between Marion and the river It undoubtedly was the work ofan incendiary. Two brick, and three or four frame build* ings were destroyed. A moreseriou? damage would have ensued, had not our energetic firemen arrested the rapid flames. Monetary matters are getting worse every day. Illinois is 30 per cent discount. Indiana, 6 tc 7 per cent discount. Several more of the shin plaster concerns in Ohio are threatening to explode. A person mus' be constantly on the qui riot, or he will have all the rags "put on him" that are in circulation. The theatricals have been doing a pretty good business.!"London Assurance "has been played six nights in succession, with a very strong cast Logan's Mark Meddle is a fine piece of arting Mrs. Hunt as Lady (Jay Spanker, fully sustained her reputation as an actress, and added another laurel to her brow. Dazzle w as well done. Mrs. Hunt bad a good conception of the character sht sustained, and performed admirably- The piece was got up in Soon style and taste. No expense was spared to reeer it fully equal, in scenery, decoration and drees, to puv .nf Jthtjenorrn lb/rfuj,''?.,, . .... at a stand. A large nse is expecte d A conJUat rain has been falling for three, days No prospect ot any winter. I'm thinking mint "juleps, coblers, and the like willsufTer for the want of ice this summer; in such a case temperance must indeed flourish. Lcuisvili.c. P. S. A military ball is to be given here on the 221 of February. Should it turn out as did the Irish Repeal ball, our citizens had better stop giving balls. Boston. [Correspondence; of the Herald.) Boston, Feb. II, 1W2. Mailers and Tilings in Boston?Elder Knapp ? The Drama?The Earthquake?Lord John Ertkine's Ifamltl?Viva la Masica?A Lady and Gentkmarrvm a Piculiarly Perplexing Predicament. The good old city of Boston is jogging al??g ?n its quiet old fashioned way, with an exterior of placidity and staid sobriety, while beneath the surface, the passions are boiling and fermenting as violently here as elsewhere. Thore is, in fact, little excitement of any kind. The good and godly Elder Kn tpp, whose harangues frightened the devil out of Hartford, and taised the satiie in Bowdoim square, is now delighting large auditories at the irieuiKern. cm nc? mmuii auciiun iucw ?*?. , and the National Lancers hare received no summons from the Major. The Rational Theatre ia doing; a koo?1 buainesn with a grand dramatic, fighting, tbuudering Surrey Theatre mclo drama, tailed the Earthquake? though the enemies of the establishment pretend it ia no great ahakea As for the Trerannt, a box of u bich you once honored with your occupancy, I nmal say it ia goingjto the deuce. It flared up with a few good houses lately, but since then, all has been "stale, flat, and unprofitablenotwithstanding the appearance of a new star in the theatucal tirmanent?a star with which the gods, who are surely the best judges of such luminaiios, are unfortunately displeased. Last night, fr-m their " high Olympu-," they showered down on the head of the aspirant, apples, not from thegardrnof Ike Hesperides, nor tuch as Eve received, " When on that dread but lovely serpent souling,** but pippins that too closely 'resembled the State of Denmark alluded to by the Rose,us n| the evening, wherein thege was " something rotten But you will ask who was the hero of the night 1 He rejoices in the name of Lord Jthn Erskine, though with the true modestv of genius, a- d the feelings of a republidm, he has transposed the two first words of his historic name. Nature never formed a head of more phrcnologic beaaty to raceive the wreatu of fame. He inherits all the eloquence of his distinguished ancestors. He gave us an entirely new ver.ioh nf Hamlet, showing us that the Prince of Denmark was possessed of comic powtrs sufficient,literally to "create a soul bci.estb the ribs of death," for so successfully did he exert himself to raise the spirit of his father, that the ghost of the old gentleman actually'roared with laughter.? When the fair Uphtlia app> arud heplnccd bis hand upon his ample forehead and observed significantly " soft !'* I shall reserve further comments on this gentleman until he performs with Shales, his rival, in Venice Preserved. P,crre, Mr. Shales; Jaftier, Mg. Erskine. Cannot you come on and see it, Mr. Bennett 1 Mr i. the neck of his violui. cello to admiring audience*, end Madame de Uoay thrilling all heart* with tlie clear and ringing notes of her Spaeitb guitar 1 heard I er aing a Spanish loyal r-ing the othrr night in a manner which Bromptsd me at ita concilia ion to ahnnt rtro la rtt/na' ut casting my eyes on a celebrated mud-doctor in my neighborhood, anJ instantly contrasting the ad vantage* of my silk rest with th<- confinemeut ot the straight jacket, I stilled my enthusiasm. I hare got a paw paw rtorv which I almost ht>itate to send, tho* true A lady and gentleman who ahal! be aame!e?f,were in tho habit of driving oat to a certain conntn tavern,whore they took dinner by themselves, and pasted an hoar or two together, with locked doori and c'oird blinds The landlord suspecting tomeih:ng, procured a ladder which be placed against the outside of the house anJ nsoended, looked Ikrongb the blind < and there beheld? "A Udyaada gontlman iaa peculiarly perplexing predicament." Peseend ng stealthily,he summoned from the bar room four or fire of his custonserx to behold the same thing that he aeirht get anapto testimony?but instead of paying the witnsascs, according to judicial practi ,e, extorted 12^ cants (roan each of them. Aa the partiea were rtrptrtabl* Boniface did nothing in the premises, although they bud d?ne the reyarae. A Yoo>o Max AaotJT T***

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