Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 8, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 8, 1842 Page 2
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~XEW YORK H KHALI). >tw York, Huniiay, (*, 1HI!4. The Conduct of l aiiKi rit?The Tui lfT' III It. iv?. Congress has now been no less than eight moiitt>?t in session, and lias positively done nothing bnt wrangle and quarrel like overgrown boy*, and luis really done nothing whatever tor the real wants, or true interest* of the country. With a go*"' working majority in both houses, the whig* have really (lone nothing but expend their time and the people s money in silly fruitless attempts to head oil and to antoy tlie Chief Magistrate ot the nation: utterly regardless oi the pressing wants ol their immediate con, stituents, and the true interests of the country at large. On Saturday we find that the Tariff Bill after its passage hy the Senate, was authenticated by the presiding officers of the two Houses, and sent to the President. Mr. Porter, of the Senate, nnd Mr. P G. Goode, of the House, a part of the joint committee on enrolled hills, usually carry up the bills. Mr. Porter, a very amiable und worthy gentleman, is to be the spokesman. He will enter the President's office, being duly announced by John, a little in advance of Mr. Goode. " Mr. President," he will say, " in behalf of the Committee of the two Houses of Congress, I have to present a bill to which 1 ask your signature." " Very well, Sir," is the reply, " 1 will look at it." In the present case, however, it is to be hoped that he will not take a very Ions look. The bill requires no consideration whatever. If was srnt t<. hitu for a veto, and it would be cruel to keep the wings long in suspense. There will be a breeze on the veto, and possibly the breeze may swell into storm. We shall see who sutlers most in this anticipated commotion of elements. So much for the ultimate fate of the Tariff Bill, to which the whisshave so obstinately determined to annex the odious distribution clause. After the bill had been sent to the President, we lind, by our private advices from Washington, that the members of the Mouse were collected 'ii groups in the rotunda, the anti-chambers, and the committee rooms, discu -tin^ the probabdities of a veto, its consequences, and the subsequent action of Congress. The most active and energetic among the whigs declare with much poeitiveness that Congress will adjourn without doing any thing to relieve the exigencies of the Treasury. Mr. Adams, it is said, has a resolution prepared, declaring, that as Congress has done every thing possible to relieve the country, and the President has thwarted their efforts, therefore they will adjourn at once. In the exasperation of feeling consequent upon a veto, such n resolution might pass the House; but we hope there is a more conservative feeling in die Senate, and inai mey win never ananuon wirir auiy in u moment of pique. The precise course to be adopted is mailer ofconjecture. There seems to he not only much diversity, but much suspension of opinion on the subject. This state of things is not favorable to calm discussion, and the outbreak will be violent enough no doubt. And yet why is all this I and who is to blame for this state of things 7 Why, clearly the whigs, who have a majority in Congress, and none else. With proper management?with the exhibition of a right spirit, and under the gnidance of prudent and patriotic leaders, the great body of high minded and intelligent men belonging to the whig party in Congress, would have been enabled to pass a judicious tariff bill, anil even a fiscal agent, and all other great measures necessary to restore the business of the country to a sound and wholesome slate, and to have obtained the approbation of Mr. Tyler thereto. But, blind to reason and common sense, blind to their own interests, and to the voice of the nation, they have chosen to Rive up to faction what was meant for the people at large. The coadition of the whigs at this time furnishes n?tter lor instructive reflection . Whilst all must admit that the masses of the whig party were radically honest, and fought the fight of 18 to in good faith?while all must confess that the overthrow of Mr. Van Buren was one of the most triumphant achievements which republicanism ever saw?yet it cannot be disguised that no party was ever more forsaken by its leaders than the whig party, and no victory ever proved so fruitless as theirs, even during the brief month in which the good old General wielded the power of the 8tatc. Th? most contemptible intriguea commenced u|>on the first dawn of victory, and it was a singular fact, that men who had denounced, vilified, and opposed Harrison, to the last moment, for the nonce, nt least, surrounded him with their agents and followers, because his self-constituted counsellors bore away the chief offices of the nation. The very men who cursed his popularity, refused him their support, and attempted it possible to overthrow his nomination at Harrisburgh, had the address, after he was elected, to place themselves in power from the \erv jump; and the pliancy of conscience? "the thrift that follows fawning"?the lie which outfaces the truth?bore off unblushingly the rewards due to honor and fidelity. Nor is this all. No sooner did u whig present himself at Washington for an office, than his own fnoult and aMoriiitcg became his vilifiers. The neorda of the Post Office contain the evidence of th utmost treachery and faithlessness of which human nature is capable. The man who had battled yenty for success, who had sacrificed time and money to produce a change, had scarcely presented his opplication for office, before counter peti'i?ns madt thur appearance in which his own familiar friend , perhap?, declared him a dnin'mrd, or a kn v , and if their remonstrance* rud memorials were t j fie believed, there whs not uu honest Wfiig amor j all the applicants for office ?No word, can tell how sickeniag to the innn of honor was this display of party fidelity. Nay, more. In many instance where appointment* were made, the inuumbent", j men of character and spotless virtue, were availed by their own political comrades, with the jroseett charges in order to procure their removal, .u:d n | some canes pequry itself was resorted to to effect it. Was this ever the caw with the democratic party? l)o they leave their wounded on the field ? When a partisan suffers in their cause, do they abandon him ! No time, nor change, nor circumstances, ever cause them to forget a political friend. The more he has suffered, the more rich is his reward. On the contrary, the whigs, like a selfish pack of hounds, when one of their number is wounded, cease crying after their prey, turn upon their maimed companion whom the stag has gored, ami tear him in pieces. This treatment has become proverbially characteristic of their policy. Till a better and more honorable system prevail among them, their contests will be without results, and their victories without glory. New- \ or* LkquMjAIvm.?The Legislature ol this State will meet in a few days. We sincerely trust that they will take ? lesson from the lolly of the Pennsylvania legislature lately convened at Harrisburg, and not put the State to the expense ot 1200,000 to gratity their own private spleen, and to show their own folly and ignorance. In Pennsylvania the Legislature have passed an Apportion- | ment Bill which the Governor has vetoed. The State is, therefore, in a miserably ludicrous condition, and there can be no election for members of Congress in the fall. Let us have nothing of the kind in this State. We hope that the members of ov.r legislature will act like men of sense, and not like children or blackguards; pass a fair and honorable apportionment bill, irrespective of the trammels ol party, and for once act like honest men and obtain the thanks of the community. Above all, let tn have no long sessions. Stkam Ship British Captain Eyckholt, steamed ott yesterday morning, and is now probably two hundred miles from Castle Gardcd. She lias gone with forty-one patwengers, full letter bags, and a full cargo. In seventeen days she will be i.t Mtwen'. "Nuvnl Grueral Court .Martial on board of (lie I'. S, ?hl|i Worth Curolliia. H4T1.KDAT, Aug ti. Ti in . > A??i?iiNr Si hi.lun I houi 1- B. Oiii Lor, CONTINUfcO J hf < ourt met pursuant to adjournment, aud the Judge Advocate read yestcrda) 'a proceedings. The President then stated that the Court was read) to hear the defence, and the arc 11 tad repl> ing to the Judge A lvocate that ho w as rra.'y to proceed with his counsel, Mr. Constant Guillou, commenced reading a written defence. This document commenced by referring to the high character lor attention to his duties and subordination to his superiors which the accused bad received, and stating that with such a character as had been given, it mult have surprised the Court that he had placed himselt 111 a jiosition to be accused of the crimes alleged against him in the charge*, but assuring them that 111 doing us ho had done, he had been guided entirely by the " rules and regulations of the navy," and if he had done any thing wrong itjhad arisen from u misapprehension of those rules, that he had believed that he acted in perfect accordance with their requirements, not deviating even n hair's breadth trom them. It then w ent on to state the accused'* motives for acting as he had done, which were that lie had at various times received assurances from Lieuts. Wilkes and Ringgold, that lie should ha\ e the appointment 01 Acting Surgeon, and had received orders addressed to him as s'icti, and that 011 these promises and assurances he had placed great reliance,hut Lieut. Wilke*' reply to his w ritten application, and his know ing the way in which Dr. (tilchriit had been treated, he li lt it of importance to cbtaiu some definite assurance 011 the subject, seeing that hi' ha l relused tlatteiing and advantageous otters from Fleet Surgeon Walter Smith, ol the Brazil, Surgeon in consequence of the promises of Lieut. Wilkes. It stated that tlie requisition had never been sent by Mill LU l.if'll. ?? imv, " I11VI1 WUWIU Ht'MlUJ nil' lOUUUiltion ol the first chaige, for unless it was proved hi' had sent those paper* to Luut. Wilkin, the charges must lull to the ground It then went through the whole of the evidence, and in reference 10 the charge founded on his Intelv lew w itli I ieut. Wilkes, he I efei red to the charges preferred by f.inscll agniimt Lieut Wilkes on this very, whiih h-il been wiitten out by him on th<" very day on which it occurred. Th rrudiujr i.f the defence, which was somewhat long, as listened to with much attention, the cabin being crowded by thi oltireis of the vessel and the witnesses vho have been summoned. There were also present ? onki.lei ible number of ladies, whose bright eyes and ,'lowing cheeks ?omew ha! varied the monotonous charac.t;r uf the proceedings. These fair listeners, who had been brought on b >ard by various othcers to listen to this defence >nd to see some of the doughty heroes of the Kx. Kx., vrre probably Mimew hut disappointed at the character ol the d't?nce, so different from what wis anticipated lrom .he Hory nature of the protest. Tiiis document, on the onirary.wu a quie*, argumentative paper, reasoning 'ifaiust the preconceived i.osions of the Court lis to the duties of an Assistant Surgeon when placed in the situaionol the ufciu I. and proceeding u|>on the ground thut !ic was to be guided by tin? rules and legiilatious, and not ;iv any custom, and suggesting that t! tho-e rules, 4tc. were Jefectiv e,inut they snould be subjected to a revision, a hich is certainly much needed. The paper, however, was a very utile one, reflecting great credit on tho accused's counsel, Mi. Constant Liuillou.of l'hiladelphia. At its conclusion, the court w as i learcd and remained in secret session about two and a half hours, when it w as e-opened, and the I'rovo'-t directed to call Lieut, l'inkncy, Lieut. Piukney w as then a?ke<: it he w as ready lor trial, to vhich he plied, mj; an 1 on the Judge Advocate enluirlng for what reason, lie stated that it was in conse pience of the non-production of certain charts w hich l.t. Wilkes h id been required to produce, and which were necessary as a part oftu* evidence lor his defence. j The Judge Advocate stated that he had given Lieut. Wilkes a summons, to produce the charts which were uquired by the accused as a part of his defence to n charge of "neglect of duty while on a survey,"'but that he had not received any answer from I t. Wilkes, as to whether he intend) I to pro luce them o." not, but they might be at Washington. Li'ut. Wilkes was then enquired lor, but it appeared that lie had gone on shore, and the Judge Advocate also stated that there were journals and other documents which would be required lor the prosecution, and which Lieut. Wilkes had been formally summoned by the Department to transmit to Washington, w hich had not been forwarded by Lieut. Wilkes. The President then stated that the case had better be opwned, and the charts and documents would perhaps be forthcoming during the progress of the investigation. TRIAL OK 1.1F.I TENANT IIOMKRT F. PINCKNET, Or Tilt. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, The JudgeAdvocate informed the accused that the court had decided that he should proceed to trial, and read the ( recent ordering the assembling of the Court Martial ami designating the member*. The accused was then asked il he had any objections to any of the members of the court, to which he replied he had not. The members of the court having been sworn by the Judge Advocate, and tin- Judge Advocate having been sworn by the President, the accused, who is w ithout counsel, was arraigned or. the following charges (Copy.) Charges and Specifications of Charges preferred by the 1 Secretary ot the Navy upon the information of Lieute- ' naut Charles Wilkes, of the United MXes Navy, 1 against Lieutenant Kobcrt T. Pinckney, of the said Navy. Charge 1. 1 Treating with contempt his superior in the execution of 1 his office. Specification I. In this, that the said.Lieutenant Robert K. Pinskney (being then in command ol the United States schooner Flying Kisb, attached to the Exploring Squadron) did w rite and cause to be forwarded to Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, his commanding ollicer, and then in command of the squadron aforesaid, several disrespectful letters, containing contemptuous and provoking matter, of the follow ing dates, to wit One letter bearing date villd September, Is'MI . .,.u.tu.ori..<r I .... ? ? ' ?">? unnu date 16th December, 1839?one bearing date 6th Ajiri), 1 s JO- and one bearing date 17th April, 1940?Copied ol' 1 which letters are attached to :m<l part of these charges marked A. B. C. I). K.?And further, that the said Liente- 1 nant Robert K. I'inkney did address to the Hon. Secretary 1 of the Navy, to tie transmitted through the said Lioutenaut Charlea Wilkes, a letter under date of fith October, ls?jn, c containing disrespectful and contemptuous language to- ' u aids tin .said Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, hi* said Lieu tenant Robert F. I'inkney's commanding officer, the said c letter is attached to,and a part of these proceedingi, mai k- 8 ed F. 1 Specification II. r In this, that the said Lieutenant Hubert F. I'inkney did, 8 between the 1st day of May, 1540 and the 7th day of Oct. 0 is 10, exhibit one or more of the letters referred to in the r tirst part of these specifications,among somrolficers of.the squadron aforesaid, the said officers being the said Lientenant llobert F. Pinckney's juniors, and under his immediate command. And further, the said Lieutenant Robert F. Tinckney did, between the dfttes aforesaid, viz, the 1st 1 of May, 1H10 and 7th October, 1S40, exhibit, or cause to be exhibited to junior officers of the squadron aforesaid, certain charges or written Statements, reflecting on the official acts of said Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, thereby setting an example of insubordination, and treating with contempt hi* superior officer. Srr.ciFtt atiox III. In this, that thw said Lieutenant llobert F. Pinckiiey did, on or about tin- 6th of October, 1840, send through the * bands of a third person, the letter of fi h October, directed to the Hon. the secretary of tbe Navy, and referred to in s 'he first of these specification*, iiiclosed in an unsealed \ mv< ;.>pe to the said LllltCuriH Wilkes for transmis- i .ion to the De| artment, thereby allowing scandalous and ? anfonnded charges against his commander, to lie com- t Ti< nte<! upon by tlieofficersol the squadron, and treating c uin superior wUh contempt. o The follow ing are the letters alluded to in the above c specifications :? A. ( (Cepy.) L". S. SinooiF.n Flvino FISH, ) Papkliti: B*v, Sept.23, IH39. ^ Sir 1 hare receirod jour reproachful letter, refer inf.' io the condition of the arms and other equipment of ' this ve'iel, and am exci edinelj gla I to be able to acquit myself to the higher authorities of the navy, if not to y oil, ol any share in the causes u hich led to their present state. When, by your order. I took coiatnaud of this schooner, I ilid not fail, as you very well know, to report to yon In 'he most earnest manner, that she was in very bad condi ... . uiruiernauung nnu repairs. Von cannot In* ignorant that in so wet a vessel, it is at 1 ill times exceedingly dntk-ult to keep arms in good coti- t lition, and more e. pecially when she has never been nl- c lowed any of the indispensable means of securing them, c khich ?he particularly demands. These arms were de- t ivcred 10 me in the worst possible condition, many of hem indeed irreparably damaged; and, though I have made the best enJoavors'within the means allowed m.-to ti repair and preserve them, the constant nnd harassing iiu- ? tie* which haveoccu; ie.l thecrew, rendered i impracti- t cable to secure them from the rapid accumulation of rust I without n proper arm che-t, for >v hich application was f made to you by n former commaidei and myself at King's 1 Island. The same remarks will apply to the condition of the sails and ringing, in behalf of u hich I have v ainly applied i to vou for indispensable iepairs. 1 In fine, in every department of the vessel, a similar "ne. i gleet of the public property" is abundantly manifest; for 1 which I hope yon may he as well able to account hereaf l ter, as I am now. ] I had, before the receipt ol your letter, prepared an up | plication to y oil to be relieved of my command, and al i lowed to proceed to the 1'nited State* This, I now beg i I ave respectfully but most earnestly to urge, a* the only 1 means of securing myself ay ainst the personal insults of a i commanding officer! who rarely yield* respectful consi- l ; I'lon to mv rejxrrts. I Very respectfully, your ob'l s. n ant. < Signe 1, R. F.jriNKNfcV, l.ietit. Com'g. To Tap Jiin Charles Wilkes. I certify that the foregoing i* a true copy of the original. R. R. WALDRON, Sec'y. B. (Copy) i if. s. St-|fOO%? K Y I.VIIMi P ItM, t IUpeite Bat, Sept. J4th, 1h8'i. } Sir ? In vonr files.,I paper* for the month of June, you have failed to include a communication from me, dated June ( J7th, in which I callel your attention "particularly to the bowsprit" of the schooner. I I w is carvtu| to make that report in w riting, because , all mv former efforts to obtain repairs for the vessel by , verbal representation*, had invariably received for an- | swer, on the sj>at, that yonr mechanics were employed, ( and you could do nothing for me. It is my good fortune . that you returned me thi< paper, with your autograph ip- ! pended. which will serve to show that if von are liable to forget a v. rbal ? ; >rt, you are not always particularly careful to fill" a written one. I regreit that I was not well enough acquainted with your " habits" to know youi aversion to verbal communi- ' cations ; but us yon never gave me n " written" order on the subject, I feel entirely acquitted of any fault, in a courie which is alike sanctioned b) expediency and mill. ' tary usage. Von say that my " applications lor surveys and requisi. 1 tion*. have at once been attended to.'' This seems tome . a singular assertion, sir,* when to the be*t ol my recollection, 1 ucvti ,.Uulii jester Jay, made an upi licaUou to you for a surrey since I hive had thii command But the case ii far different my requisitioni, for several of those papers are now in my |K>sse**ioi), an voucher*, that y ou hardly ctit tailed to remove Iroiu them some mipoi taut article*. 1 am also piepared to rhow that even u hen ) ou approv ed a requisition lor articles of -ucli consequence as capstan-bars, and a binnacle, vou refuted cither to furnish them yourself, or instruct me how else to get them. \ ou quiteaitrprite me by calling my re|>ort of the Flying Fish ready lor sea on the -J-Jil June, " uncalled lor," w Ren it was made in ohtdience to the following order, received Irom you that very day l' S. Snir \ I'tLLto, June 'J'id, 1^39. j 8ia? The Flying Ki?h, under your command, will l>e resiled ready for tier rice this evening. Higued, C1IAS. WILKES, Com. Ex. Ex. But let me also remind you, before 1 leave this subject, that oil the ?ame day (June !Wd) I presented you a requisition for articles immediately necessary, and took the on|>or1nnity of earnestly representing to you the deplorable condition ol the schooner. The next day 1 was ordered h> drethe harbor of Callan; and on the 29th of June, when in a written communication 1 called your attention " particularly to the liowsprit of thil vessel," you sent me an order to take Dr. Pickering to I'achncamac. My report of the Flying Fish ready for sea on the nth of July, was likew ise in prompt obedience to your order on that subject, of the preceding day. If as you say, " Captain Hudson was ordered to examine the condition ol my (your) command," and "to make me (you) fully complete for service," lie. Sic., I beg to refer you to Captain Hudson, if, after y?u superceded til* tl,. ,..c t',, r* u.... Vor vi 11111,1 it have been at all becoming in me to inquire \i hether " all articles were embraced in requisitions," alter you hud empowered Captain Hudson " to make me fully complete for sea." 1 do not consider it at all necessary to assign to you any reason for demanding the command of the Hying Fish. My rank was reason enough. But as you reterto a " protest" of mine, dated 2*1 February, against the appointment of my juniors, allow me to thank you lor the lirst acknowledgment you have deigned to make of that protest, except a nost insulting commentary which you made on it to Captain Vou altogether pervert ths meaning of my communication, when you say 1 acknowledge " a total want of attention to my duties;" but I am in no fear that it w ill be generally so misunderstood; nor should it be necessary to remind you, that if a part of the squadron is detained on account of the schooner, it is to repair an injury which her kelson sustained at some period which it would be difficult for any body to fix?probably at Rio Negro. In answer to your concluding observations, 1 would remark that 1 entirely acquit you of any inclination to excuse uu olticer's neglect i of duty, "out of delicacy to his feelings;" but if this phrase is designed to extenuate the outrage which you have so frequently ottered to me, allow me to .-.ay thut I do not consider it necessary , at present, to make any observation on the subject. ^With the assurance that your exhortations cannot make me more sensible of the obligations of duty than 1 km eve!' been, 1 subscribe mysell, Very respectfully, Signed, R. F. PINKNEY, Lieut. Comd'g. I certify that the foregoing is utruecopv of the original. R. R. WALDRON, Sec'y. C. (Copy.) L.S. Scim. Klvino Fish,) Dec. 16, 1*39. ) Sib :? 1 have received your letter of this date, and respectfully state in reply, that I am not aware that six men have ever deserted with a hnal from this vessel. I have already in my letters of the 15th inst. given you all the information in my possession relative to the desertion of lift men u-ith a boat, on the morning of the 15th inst. Moses Smith, an ordinary seaman, was allowed to go on shore on liberty, on the 12th inst. and has not yet returned. As the crew of this vessel, since I have had the honor of commanding her, has never exceeded eleven persons, exclusive of officers, 1 have never thought it necessary, while in ajcivilized port, and lying alongside the Vincennes, to require of the olficers that strict watch w hich is requiri d on board vessels employed on ordinary naval duty, and not divested of their military character. In reply to that part of your letter in which you de maud to know by what authority 1 have allowed the officer ofthe watch to iremain below, I would respcctfullv state, that whenever the officer of the watch has been allowed to remain below, it has been done by my own authority as the commander of this vessel. "Very respectfully yourob't. scrv't. Signed, R. F. PINKNEY, Lieut. Com'g. ToCha?. Wilkd, Km. Comm'g F.\|i'g Expedition, I certify that this is a true copy of the original, k. R. WALDRON, Sec. D. (Copy.) U. S. Sciir. Flying Fish, J April 5th, 1840. ) Sik :? I have received your letter oi this date, requiring explanations in regard to the items ol an account inclosed in lint letter, and why such expenses have been incurred. In answerto these inquiries, 1 have to inform you that hose articles were obtained or ordered, and the repairs nadeor in progress before j our arrival, and were deemed lecessary by me. *1 am very respectfully yourobt. serv't. Signed, R. F. PINKNEY, Lieut. Com'g. ToCH?ktr.? Wilkes, Esq. Comin g Exp'g Expedition, 1 certify that the above i? atruecopv of the original. It. R.'WALDRON, Sec. E. (Copy.) L. S. Sciioonkr Flying Fish, i At Sea, April 17th, 1M0. > Sir :? In your letter of the 5th instant, which was received by me on the nioniinjj oi the M. a few minutrs lintor,. ilwl n as mule to Ret underway, you nav, " No authority ha* ev?r been given you to rate a man, >r will be to an> officer in charge of rneu attached to, or m the roll of this ship, Stc." What authority you may delegate to, or withhold from ither officers, is 'a matter of indifference to me ; but in anwit to the allusion to myself, in the al>ov? quotation, I nost distinctly say that, vou did give me permission to ate one of the crew of this vessel "Boatswains mate,-' nd if you then considered the crew of this vessel as part if that*of the Vincennes, yon did give me authority to ate a man on her roll. 1 am respectfully, Your obedient servant, (Signed) R. F. P1NKNEY, Lieut. Com'g. To Ciiakli:? wilkes, est*., f'omd'g. Expl'g. Expedition. 1 certify that the above is a true copy of tho original. R. R. WALDRON, Secretary. K. (Copy.) U. S. SHIP PEACOCK ^ Oahu, Oct. 6, 1340. \ iiR :? I respectfully enclose to you a copy of charges and peciflcations of charges, against Lieutenant Charles Vilkes. The witnesses whom I am prepared to summon, n proof of the turpitude attributed to that person, consist >f most of the officers of the squadron ; but I am oblige I o withhold their nam? s, a* long as they remain under the ommand of the accused, whose unrelenting hate against ill who in the slightest degree, either personally or otfi ially, offend him, has been too sadly demonstrated. I respectfully beg that this serious atf'air may be investigated without delay. 1 am yours, Very respectfully, (Signed) R. F. I'lNKNEY, Lieutenant U. S. Navy. To lion. J. K. Paulding, Secretary of the Navy. I certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original. R. K. WALDHUN, Secretary. Chargic 3. Neglect of duty. specification 1. In this, that the spid Lieutenant Robert F. Pinkney, vhilst in command of the U. S. schooner Flying Fish, did, hrough his carelessness and inattention, suffer a portion if the sails, rigging, and arms of the said schooner to be ome much injured, and a portion of them utterly ruined, hereby neglecting his duty ttracirieATio* II. In this, that while the schooner aforesaid was lying at mchor in the harbor of Sydney, New South Wains, on or ibout the lith of December. I-Cl!'. at niirht tho ?.> ,! I cnant K. F. Pinkney iliJ neglect to have a proper watch ;ept on board the saiil schooner, whereby tive men delerted from said schooner, and took w ith them it boat beonging to her, which said boat w as lo?t ta the service. SfKCirlCATIOM III. In this, that the said Lieutenant Hubert F. Pinkney, havng, on or about the 10th of October, 1*39, received orders rom the said Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, his commandng officer, to sun ey the south side of I'polo, one of the Navigator group of Islands, and also to keep a deck l<o*rd ?nd minutes of observations while on that survey ; did perform the duty of surveying in so careless anil negligent a manner, as to render it necessary to have the said south sideof said Island ofUpola re-survuyed by another jlllcer ; and furthermore, that the said Lieutenant Robert K. I'inkney did neglect to keep the required deck board ind minutes ol observation* : and further, the mid Lieu nant Robert F. Pinkney did fail to report his arrival at the harbour foi Apia, from that duty to liii commanding afficer, the said Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. CiuRor 3. Violation of the rules and regulations of the Navy SrKctricATiox. In this, that the said Lieutenant Hubert K. Pinkney, on or about the 11th of March, Into, at the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, oid make, without authority, certain altuiationsin the United States schooner Flying Kish. Cha*o?. 4. Disobedience of orders. Srtt irit atiom. That whereas, the secretary ot the navy had issued an order, dated 11th August, l-.i^, to Lieutenant Charles Wilkev ntjuii ing all the ollicers ol the exploring squadron,of which the said Lieutenant Charles Wilkes was the commanding officer, to keen a journal of the cruise ; and whereas, in conformity with the said order, the said Lieucnant Charles Wilkes did issue a written order to the jfficera of the squadron aforesaid, requiting them to keep i full ami complete journal of the cruise, the said Lientenint Robert F. Pinkney did neglect to comply with the .aid order, by not keeping a full and complete journal. CHAROK A. Scandalous conduct, tending to the destruction of good morals. SPKCirll ATIO*. In tins, that the said Lieutenant Robert Finkney having li?obeyeil the or.ler o: his commanding ollic? r, by not keeping n full and complete journal of the cruise, as set lorth in the foregoing specification, having only kept a journal at interrupted ptriods when called upon, with other officers bv the said Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, his commanding officer, t?]send in bis journal, be. the said Lieutenant? Pinkney, hid destroyed said journal, and did not send in the iame. chari.k 0. Uli'Kdlly punishing or caasing to tw punished men uuilci liu? command. bn.i it 11.a rion. In tin*, tliat tilt* Lieut, liobeit F. I'liiluivy, w Uilc iti command of the L'. s. Schooner Flying Kith, during a cruise to the Antarctic Sea, between the-.'ttth of December, 1*39 und 17th of April, It* 10, did cause to be punished in a cruel and illegal manner, J. A. Weavar, a teaman, doing duty on lioard laid schooner. [Signed] A. r. UPSHUR. Navy Depahimilst, July 19th. IBM. In reply to the usual questions lrom the Judge A.lvo cate, the accused replied Not Guilty. Ji'duc Abvocate.?Call Lieutenant Wilkes. The Provost then went to inquire, and returned with a report thut he waa not on board. The JuDdE Aptocate stated, in reply to a question from the President of the court, that he was not aware that there was any other witness to be examined than Lieutenant, for although all the officers of the Kxploring Expedition had been summoned,they had been summoned generally, ami he did not know what witnesses applied to particular cases. The court, after waiting some time, finding Lieutenant Wilkes did not appear, adjourned till ten o'clock on Monday morning. Emigration.?The tide of emigration setting into I this eountry from all parts of the world is calculatedto benefit both the country and the emigrant, .if conducted upon right principles. Hut under the I system pursued by the majority of those who emigrate from Great Britain to the United'Statep, it is ?al/Milnt?H ?-?.?- ? :? i ? emigrants, after lauding, persist in remaining in the sea-port towns, where the supply of labor trebles the demand, and will not go back into the country where laborers are really wanted, and where living is cheap, and the field open for and industry. We find, in looking over a recent Parliamentary report, that the number of persons who left the port of London during the year ending on the 5th of January, 1842, was 13,599; of whom 3,254 went to New Zealand, 2,104 to the United States, 5,661 to the Australian colonies, 1,259 to the West Indies, and 782 to the North American colonies. From Liverpool, 35,71*8 went to the United States, 4,25(1 tojthe North American colonies, 7,972 to the Australian colonies, and 263 to New Zealand. From Plymouth, Glasgow, Inverness, Stornoway, Belfast, Cork, Dublin, <fcc., a large number emigrated, chiefly to Canada. The result is, that there left England 72,104, Scotland 14,060, and Ireland 32,428 persons, or, in all, 118,59j$ |>ersons, of whom 15,017 proceeded to the United States, 46 to Texas, 106 to Central America, 38,164 to British North America, 2,130 to the West Indies, 27 to th# Falkland Islands, 65 to Western Africa, 368 to the Cape of Good Hope, 40 to the Mauritius, 4 to Moulmein, 28,724 to Australia, and 3,901 to New Zealand. Jn addition to this we find that during the last twelve years, 821,807 persons have emigrated to ports of the United States, and 347,632 to |>ortsof Canada; being an average in the one instance of 26,800 per annum, and in the other of 28,700. The following extract from the same report is useful, as it shows us how it is that so many emigrants are landed on our shores without the means to transport themselves to the interior of the country, where they could obtain work :? " The number of emigrants who have received parochial aid or assistance from their landlords to emigrate this season,considerably exceeds that of 1840, and amounts to 9,lB410f whom from England there were 807 ; Ireland, M6; and from Scotland, 771. Those from England, with the exception ofl 10 Irish emigrants from Liverpool, aided by the Karl of Fitzwilliam, from his estate in Wicklow, were sent out chiefly under the sanction of the Toor Law Commissioners, and were (as well a* those who have emigrated during these several years past, under the same authority) well and amply provided for." Now, if these people knew, or if those who pent them knew that the price of passage from this city to Detroit, in the cheap lines is only $2 50, and about as much more for food, they surely will take means to prevent them from laying idle and starving about our streets for month* for want of work. Neither should we see so many disappointed wretches returning to England by almost every packet. Go to the West. News from Boston.?It was Mr. Conklin, of the independent line steamer New Haven, who gave us Hoston, Providence, and Newport pai>erB yesterday. We thank him for this and all favors. That New Haven is a capital boat. Her speed is only equalled by her comfortable accommodation. IT. S. District Court. Auo. 6.?Judge Belts announced on Saturday, that motions in bankruptcy which had already been entered would be heard on Monday (this day,) but that n? new cause would be taken up. The Bankrupt Court will probably continue open. City Intelligence. Pkomuks?Love?Abajiuo.kmkmt?I)i:sr.vm?itrvkxok?Suicide.?On Saturday evening the immediate vicinity of 1J9 Hammersly street was thrown into a state olgrwat excitement from a rumor that a young and bloom, ing female, aged about 18 years, named Catherine Ackerson, had committed suicide by throwing herself in the cistern attached to the above named premises. Coroner Archer was sent after, and upon search the body was discovered, she having committed the act as was supposed' about 0 o'clock in the evening. An investigation imme diately took place, w hen it was ascertained that the cause of her singular death was prodaced Irom non requited love. A young man named Thomas Elderd, who had been paying his addresses to her was sent for, but refused to come until he was given to understand that a warrant would fetch him. In the meantime, Mr. Joseph Patterson, who resides near by, was called as a witaess, and stated that on Friday last he heard the deceased praying in her bedroom, when she said, "To think that 1 must die for that villain?heavenly Father, may he be hung for breaking his promise, and may I be received in the presence of my Almighty Creator when I cease to exist." It was also stated that she had endeavored to destroy herselfin May last, by attempting to take a dose of laudanum, which wa& discovered in time to prevent it. She appeared resolved, however, to complete the effort, and on Thursday last sent her lover a letter, in which we suppose soma such language as this was indited :? " Hope is flown?away disguise, Naught but death relief can give? For the love yoti little prize, Cannot cease, and 1 still live. False one go?my doom is spoken, And the spell that bound me broken ! Soon my thread of life will sever, He denies that they were engaged to be married, and states that the letter contained an insult to his feelings. A Bcrclau Cribbed.?One of the gang of burglar* that has recently infested ourfsister city, named MedndCraw, a black rogile, was caught yesterday by officer McOrath.ol our police, and tent across the river to be disposed of. An Insane Man named John Disney, was found y ester" day forenoon running at large in Centre street, in a state of perfect nudity. He was taken to the police olhee bv officer James L. Smith, and will be sent to the Lunatic Asylum, unless his friends appear and take charge of him. Another Counterfeiter Marred.?An Irishman named Patrick Kelly, who says he is n contractor, and who has resided at the corner of 37th s'rect and 8th avenue, was caught yesterday at his dwelling by officers Stokely and Kokkes, who havebeen on the search lor him for several weeks. Them are six complaints against him in the polica office far passing $3 counterfeit notes of the Greenwich bank of this city, entered by persons on whom he has passed them within a few weeks. He denies all knowledge of the affair, and says he is as innocent as the magistrate who committed him, or the clerk who prepared the affidavits. He was locked up for Di.atii from aFali A person named Ariel M. Rollins. a native of Maine, who lias recently boarded ot Si Broad street, while on duty in the place of a private wntchman. on Wednesday morning last, (ell down in the vicinity ol Broad and Pearl streets, and his head coming in contact with some barrels on the pavement caused compression of the brain to such an extent as to produce his death at the Hospital on Saturday evening. He remained insensible from the time he it'll till death relieved him of suffer'iR Ax Unknown Mas was found drowned yesterday at the foot of Duane street. Ho whs seen to fall overboard the evening previous, and wassup|>osed to have been intoxicated. lie was dressed in eorderoy pants, black satin vest, and will be left at the dead house in the Park, to-day, for recognition.' Rkkorm.?The new appointed Sunday officers of the Sixth Ward, Messrs. Madun and Oetchell, yesterday set themselves to work m right good earnest to abate nuisance, which has long been a cause of serious complaint, the encumbering of the sidewalks in Chatham street on Sundays, with stalls for the sale of root beer, fruit, Sir. They soon succeeded in driving off these venders, but they immediately located themselvos on the other side of the street, where they remained during the day. What are the officers of tno Fourth Ward about ? We trust that next Stindav, they will be found co-operating with the Sixth Ward officer*, and abate thi? nuisance entirely. Bv the way, why were officers Madan and Oetchell over, looked in the appointment of the day police of the Sixth Ward, niter the removal of those excellent officers Stephens and McMahon. Rkiatti.-The great match boat race which took place at C<?tle Garden on Saturday afternoon, between the llenr\ stork and Jacob Faithful, was won with ease by the former. Tim Stork was built by C. L. Ingersoll, Water street,and Jacob Ktuthlul by Win. Croliui. The Corporation or tiie Citt.?The Police System.?What an* tit*' members of the corpora, tiou going to do lor the benefit and itiiproveiut nt ol the city"! Are we to have no relorm in the present eorru|>t and miserably inefficient police system? A few days eincethe" Commercial Advertiser," after saying that Mr. Wiley would be sentenced by the Court next month to Sing Sing, goes on to say:? " Hia sentence will be juit, nevertheless. Vet w hile it i? just, it ought not to be forgotten that were the lame measure ?f justice, for offences of the like character, to be meted to all other offenders of hi?clni ill 1 have a long array of official company?m;t <1* justices, iiast it_not |ire?ent, enough to keep all - ' 4 in order. Mr. Wiley sutlers for the open niauin . 111 which he pur. sued a long-prevailing secret system.?That's all. But that is not all! Those marshals and justices 6|Hiken of by the " Commercial," whoever they are, ought to he brought to justice, and punished equally with Mr. Wiley. And we are sure that if the Cor" puration does net bear this in mind, that the people will. \\ e have suflered long enough under the wretched inefficiency of the present organization of the police. " Reform it altogether!" State Elections?We shall have the returns of tbe recent Stale elections in Vermont, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Alabama, in a uay oriwo. we iru^t that trie people ol these Stales have had the Rood sense to throw overboard all violent partisans and mischievous designing intriguing knaves,and to choose good honest men for their rulers for the time being; that is, if any such can be found amongst the politicians ofthe'present day. We think that the disgraceful conduct of the ultras in the present Congress has been sufficient to disgust the honest and respectable main body of both great |>olitical parties in this country. And that when the time arrives in the several States for the election of members of Congress, that the people will choose men who will attend tQ the great interests of the country, irrespective of party: and not to the business of President making, and filling their pockets at the expense of the people. JfMPixo otT of Carriages.? We perceive that another disastrous accident has happened from the miserable and ridiculous practice of jumping out ot carriages. A Dr. Gooch of Georgia, was?ut riding a few days 'since, the horses ran away with tb?> carriage?he jumped out, struck his head, and died almost immediately. When will people learn wisdom from experience. The Late Kiotsin Philadelphia.?The late riots I in Philadelphia were disgraceful in the extreme. All parties were to blame, but more particularly the authorities. They should never have allowed such a ridiculous possession as that of the negroes; and when mob law commenced, they ought to have put It down with a strong hand immediately. Yale College.?The Commencement of this time honored pile will be on a Thursday and not on a Tuesday, as previously announced. Niblo's.?The oftener the new pantomime isseea the more it rises in the estimation of the public, who nightly overflow the Garden to witness its superb effects. Our good citizens, from laughter "loud and long," caused by the comicalities of the Ra vels, and constantly called on admiration at the beautiful display of scenery, are absolutely fatigued atthefallof the curtain, and obliged to drop into the Apollo Saloon for a refresher, which comes in the shape of a delicious ice cream, or a punch, and while sipping the one or other, as it may be, the best music, executed by an admirable band, soothes the previous excitement, and they go home " cool as a cucumber," wondering at the tact of the proprietor in producing so much human happiness. Laughter is the elixer of life. See the advertisement. Chatham Theatre.?This evening, being the last of the season, is set apart for the benefit of the popular manager, and a most admirable collection of entertainments is ofl'ered, combining every species of amusement with talent of the highest order. After this evening the house will be closed for the remainder of the week, to re-open en Monday next newly fitted up and beautified. Eaaton, Pa. [CorretjKmdence of the Herald.] Easton, (l'a.) Aug. 4, 1812. 71tc Graiul Military Fite Approaching?Tlu Dittin guislu il Characters to be PrcKnt. James G. Bennett? Dear Sin? Ah there are quite a number of your useful papers distributed in this place, and as I perceive by them that the letter writers of Boston, Baltimore, Albany and other places, ure lauding their tine volunteer companies most highly through the columns of the Herald, 1 have thought, if acceptable to you, that 1 would give you some little account of " Camp Delaware," which is to commence at this place on Tuesday, August 30th, and continue until September 3d, making five days. The camp will be under command of Gen. George Cadwallader, of Philadelphia, and the tents be pitched on a rise, overlooking th* whole town and surrounding country, the romantic scenery of which cannot be equalled by any part of the State. The parade ground will be in front of the camp, and consist of near forty acres of level rolled ground^ all in good sod. Gov. Porter of Pennsylvania, Gov. Pennington of New Jersey, and Maj. Gen. Scott, of U. S. A-, will review the troops. Maj. Gen. Patterson, of Philadelphia. Gen. Davis, of Hunterdon county, N. J., General Williams, of Warren county, N. J., Major Gen. Skinner, of Northampton county, Pa., and Maj. Gen. Davis, of Bucks county, Ph., will be present with their respective staffs. The Philadelphia Greys, Capt. Cadwallader; the Washington Blues, Capt. Patterson; the State Fencibles, Capt. James Page; the Irish Grenadiers, Capt. Goodwin, and the Marion Greys, Capt. Dougherty, all from Philadelphia, have already resolved to attend the encampment. From information received by the Committee of Arrangements, it is rendered very probable that in addition to the companies above enumerated, the Washington Greys, the National Greys, Cant. Justin's part of the (ierman battalion, and the first State troops, all from Philadelphia, will also be in attendance. Capt. Kingold's company of Flying Artillery, of U. S. army, will be present, and the Passaic Guards of Patterson, N. J.; the Belvidere Infantrv, of Belvidere, N. J.; the Cadets, of Lambertsvide. N. J.; and one company from Clinton, will certainly be here: and it is expected that the Union Blues of Newark, N. J., will also be on the ground. The Doylestown Grays the Lehigh Artillerists, and HarrisonJtTuards of Allentown, Pa., with two other companies from Bucks county, and a number from our own county, including several troops of horse from this and /fucks county, will be here ; and if any of your fine volunteer companies wish to s|?end a week on the ground rendered famous in story by that pioneer of the gospel, David Brainard, as the renowned "Forks of the Dela ware," where, beneath the tall oaks of the forest, the sound of salvation was first proclaimed to the "Lenni Lenape," the noblemen of North America, and to have a few days of regular military discipline under <>en. Cadwalader, let them come to Laston during the encampment, and we will pledge our words that they will not be disapj>ointea, either in finding good and cheap fare, fine soldiers, hospitable people, and pretty girls. The military will arrive here on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, and be received witnmilit-iry honors, under an escort formed of the Democratic Artillerv, Capt. A. H. Reeder, and the Easton National (Juards, Capt. Samuel Yohe, than whom two finer or better dressed companies do not exist in the State, The latter company attended the encampment at York, Pa . about a vear si nee, and was pronounced the best drilled ana most soldierlike company on the ground. Each company have a brass nand attached to them, who will of course join in the escort and in the camp In fact, I know of no excursion for your volunteers or citizens that would be attended with more pleasure to both than a visit to the "Forks of Delaware" during the encampment. The scenery is delightful and romantic in the extreme, and the country a very healthy one. There are no less than three lines of coaches now running from your city to this place?one by way of Brunswick, one by Elizabethtown and Somrrvllle railroad, and one by Morristown and Schooley's Mountain, all arriving in Easton before dark. Our town contains near 5,000 inhabitants,is surrounded by mills of all kinds, and is situated at the outlet of the Lehigh and Morris Canals, and at the head of the IVIaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal?the Hushkill ('reek on the north, the Delaware River on the east, and the Lehigh on the south side of the town. 1 may at some other time give you some further information concerning matters and things at Kaston, and among the towering hills and far spread vallics of " Old Northampton." Yours, Sic. Dslawaas. Htrtlof* Springs. (Corrrtpoiuicnce of the Ht rtM.) Saratoga SriiiMGS, United States Hotel, ) Aug. 5tli, 1*12 S Life at Stualogu?Jht Celebrated Billet there DeaK BENNKTr,? I have been here some ten days, and alter the ex citement, fun and frolic of a gay evening, find it ne cessary to aj>ply to tlie various journals for morning recreation, of which the Herald appears to be the favorite, and by far the most numerous. T therefore select it as the pro|?er medium to show up the doing* sayings, and flirtations of this second Babel. Knowtherefore, my friend, that the United States is fnl to overflowing, and colonization the popular an? practical doctrine of our host, who entertains in thfj most rechtrrhf style, two hundred old gentlemen anc ladies, one hundred and seventy fine old and young bachelors, and twenty-five of those heavenly angels in and near their teens, who enliven the place witl dance and .son;?. Among the most distinguishes for wit and beauty are the Misses J , of Balti more. Miss M tto, of do, MissD y, of do, the L ns of North River, and the transcendantly magnificent Miss li s, of Staten Island, who ha* lust returned from Pans, bringing with her all tin elegant style and gaiety of Parisian society; hei waltz alone is su flic lent to turn the heads of hall the beaux in the country. We also have the intellectual and highly cultivated Misses D n and L n, of Missis.^.>pi. whose beauty, wit. and delightfully quiet maimer* charm all who are nonored with theiracquaintance. With you the ladies are all in all, and lo particularise or describe all the sweet, bewitching creatures here would be more than 1 have time to do ; but we have one (Miss G.) born in the sunny souih, illld but rerpnflv rotumoil 1??. -t vtuimu IIUII1 I jUIWjT, niiusr UCwitching manners', finished education, sweet smile, and gracefulness in the waltz, make her the decided belle of the season; and proud must her talented father and mother be in having such a daughter. Also from the south we have several other families of distinction and consideration. In one small party " u looker on in Venice" could never puss by unnoticed two such intellectual faces as those of Misu L. and Miss D.,?their quiet, unassuming manners (having birth, education, and fortune,) shows that they feel perfectly happy in seeing oth?rs happy. How soon the wandering eye discovers the finished lady, even in a very crowded room. We hava married ladies here, whose beauty and bewitching manners half tempt some of your New-York old bachelors to wish some pestilence would open the door for their better halves to another and a better world. Is Mr. Bennett coming here 1 is the Question at least one hundred times a day: we w;ant him to describe a watering place with four times as many gentlemen as ladies, and to make some proposition For reducing the former and increasing tne latter. W# have nere belles from Gotham, Philadelphia, cold New England, and the sunny South. To particularize would be invidious; but suffice it to say, there is beauty here that would do honor to an Eastern harem, combined with worth, wealth, and character, enough t* satisfy the most calculating Yankee. Of our beaux I can say but little. We have here some British army officers, who, judging from their fierce mustachios and looks, must be peneci nre-eaters, ana, Horn tne great consideration paid them by the ladies, must be as invincible in love asm war. We have also a growth of American mustachios that do no discredit to our countrymen. This house is filled to overflowing, and is most decidedly the hotel of fashion. There are, however, some very pretty girls at Union Hall, where the more quiet company resort; and I dare say among the daughters of tne grave Presbyterians at that house pome very good wives might be picked up with substantial charms. We are to have a grand ball this evening at the U. S., which, it is said, will be the best had this season. A pretty tall business is doing here in the way of animal magnetism. An experiment on a young lady was tried here a few evenings since, which to alf appearance was completely successful, exhibiting, whilst in that stat?, all the emotions of mirth,veneration,and combativeness. The latter organ particularly was very strongly developed. If there is anv truth in this science,what a grand plan will it be for young men t? test the ladies' dispositions before they venture to make proposals. Amid the vast round of pleasure you hear but little said of politics. Notwithstanding all you say about Capt. Tyler, 1 have not yet,in mixing with all classes of people in all parts of the country, found that lutus naturae, a Tyler man. The next Presidential contest will eventually settle down between the cabbage farmer of Kindernook and Hairy of the West. In such a contest I cannot but think, ftom the great affinity of your character to Henry Clay's, you will be found manfully fighting under his banner. The same enthusiastic go-ahead disposition, love of justice, and desire for the good of the country, characterises the MpralH I Ipnrv P.lttV on/1 au unnr frion.l Tyier is out of tlie question, I hope to have you with us. The Herald is read here by express, at ten o'clock every night, and is as eagerly sought for as Spanish doubloons would be at ten dollani a piece. It is to be regretted that you have not an " Ariel," or some ?ther corresi>ondenf, could do justice to all the interesting objects and movements of this place; but as you have not, I, with due deference, offer this short sketch, which, if received in a spirit of kindness, shall Ibe followed by another of a more voluminous and specific character, doing particular instice to the numerous young lads who have figured in fashionable life for the last twenty years. The I'avillion is almost empty; three hundred s[>ecimens of love and religion at the Union. Congress Hall can barely f raise a hop, and we, poor devil?, have to hop to keep from going to sleep under the influence of that queer fellow, Mr. C ?, of New York, who, unless he leaves here soon, will put the town into a phreno-niagnetic sleep en mass*. After the ball to-night, you may hear from me again. In the mean time, believe me yours, Ira. Saratoga Springs, ) Friday night, August 5th, 1842. > The Vititeriat the Sjiringt?Strike among the IVait eis?Baltimore Belle. Dear Bennett? As your paper is the " court journal" of the times, I take the liberty of apprising you officially of the movements of the fashionable world at this place, and other trifles which may follow, and let me begin by assuring you that " we are full," and nil that you have to do to satisfy yurself of this fact, is to come up here aud apply for lodgings for two, and breakfast for a like number, and they will put you out, assuring you, by way of consolation, that they cannot accommodate you " in the house," saying, " we are full." Indeed, I have never known the largo hotels with more visiters than people them at this present writing. The following statement is nearly correct:? United Statex Hotel WO Union Hall 300 Congress Hall, 270 I'avillion, 190 Other hotels, t>00 rrivate boarding, 260 Making a grand total of,. , ,, . -jikw Which you must allow i9 doing very well for the times. There is less formality than I have ever known here. All are bent on rational enjoyment. For instance, Congress Hall gave a splendid ball last night, and while I am writing, the music from Frank Johnson's band falls on the silent ear of eve like the music of golden harps struck bv sylphs ? In short, to-night the fair daughters of hve are tripping it at the United States. They tell us? Banish your sorrow until to-morrow. Pleasure invites us gaily to-night And we accordingly pay out blue devil* aw we pay out our each, with this difference only, that the one returns and the other does not. Speaking of the United States Hotel, I must add one curious item, which took place this morning ? Twenty-five of the waitars (those gentlemen so necessary to this place of resort about meal times) struck for higher wages. The waters of Congress spring did not cease to flow, and I believe the thing was arranged upon terms of reciprocity. If I were in the habit of individualizing, I might sand you a bouquet of beauties; but I would rather lei them " Waste their sweetnesa on the deaert air." than cause a single fliock lo such" lovely beings as here encircle us. The Herald is the paper " par excellence," at this place, and the ladies will peruse none other. At breakfast this morning a Baltimore belle was fanning herself with a copy folded souare. How I ?nvied that sheet; but nevermind?if 1 cannot flirt a Herald, I may perhaps herald a flirt?lor such she is decidcdlv, and yet all adore her. The weather has been cold and cloudy, until this evening, when sol pavillioned his western path with a flood of glory, giving promise of a "goodly morrow." The first waltz now strikes up, and with manygood wishes, I bid you good night. Dolly Spanker Practical Rr.ntMPTio.t.?A would be prophet down South lately said, in one of hi* aermonj, 'hat " ne waa sent to redeem the world, and all thingi therein," whereupon a wea/.en-faced little Krenchmaa, who had swallawed a few glasses of liquor immediately before, accosted him thus :? * Ah, ha ! you redeem all tings in dla world, eh 7 Be gar, den we shall fee what we shall see," and pulling out a five dollar hill of tho F.uchange Bank and two of the same denomination of the Atchafalaya, he exclaimed in an exulting tone, " you redeem every ting in the world, eh ? Now you redeem dem billf, sacre dam !" This drew n loud laugh from the crowd. It was acknowledged by all present as a poaer, and the Frenchman walked triumphantly away, elated with the idea of having put down on? /'?/?? propktt.

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