Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 11, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 11, 1842 Page 2
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\ VOKk iI KHALI). \rw York. NnmUy, Drecmhtr II, llf'4. Kkpokt or the Ski kktaky ok War.?This document stales that the various posts have been subject- I ed to close insj>ection,and that the results have been satisfactory. A great reduction has been effected in the expenditure tor the army, owing chiefly to the cessation ot hostilities in Florida, and the suspension of many of the undertakings authorized in the engineer and ordnance departments, from the fear that the state of the treasury would not warrant their execution. It is estimated that the present military establishment of the country may be maintained at a cost little exceeding three millions ot dollars. The number of troops serving in Florida has greatly diminished,leaving an adequate number to protect the inhabitants from the miserable remnants of tribes still remaining. Arrangements have been made with all hut a very few of those Indians, for their removal to the west of the Mississippi, or to the district in the southern part of the peninsula asigned them for their habitation. And it is believed that by this time till the bands north of that district have agreed to cease hostilities and remove there. Two or three instances of outrages have occurred since the orders were issued for the termination of hostilities, but they are ascertained to have been committed by bands who were ignorant of the measures adopted, or of the terms offered. The invasion ot Texas by Mexico rendered it expedient to station a strong corps ot observation near the southwestern boundary, which was accordingly done, an adequate body of troops being now placed there, undei the command of General Taylor. The reduction of the nrmy to the minimum prescribed by the act ot August, 1842, is gradually proceeding. The whole number ot trooi? is at present nine thouatid eight hundred and forty-seven. A change in the system of recruiting is recommesded, and certainly something should be done to amend the state of the laws on this subject. The report of the officer in charge of the Ordnance Bureau is represented as exhibiting a very satisfactory condition of that most important branch of the service. By a steady perseverance in the system ol laying up, in the season of peace, those materials which require length of time to adapt them to use, and of fabricating those articles which can not be supplied on an emergency, we shall soon have iit our command cannon, small arms, fixed ammunition, gunpowder and its conqionent parts,to an extent commensurate with our wants. Some legislative provision in reference to the lead mines and mineral lands. Great difficulty has been experienced in leasing these lands, in consequence of the claims set up by persons who have entered tiiem tor purchase at the land office, when they were not liable to entry, or by [arsons who have occupied ll.^.? ...... rlirl.t nr .,r.,to .J ncCi Tl,??? l<ersons constitutes powerful though not a numerous class, who nre able to exact from the miners who bring out the ore, a large portion of their produce, while they refuse to pay any rent to the United States. Attention is again invoked, in the report, to the dishonored pledge given by the Quartermaster-General, to the Creek Indians, for the remuneration of their services in Florida, and as a consideration for their removal. It is to be hoped that this just claim will be settled with promptitude. The state of the various forts?the necessity for the erection of additional defences in the harbor of New York?the prosperous condition of the Military Academy at West Point?and the matters referred to in the rep >rts of the Colonel of Topographical Engineers, are severally taken up; but this portion of the report does not present much of novel interest. Altogether the country has every reason to believe that the important department under the su|>ervision of the Secretary of War, is at present in a condition of good order and utility. Arrival of Genkrai. Cass.?General Cass arrived yesterday from Boston, and took apartments at the American Hotel, where he was visited in the course ot the day by many of his friends. He will remain hare only a very few days, and then will wend his way first to Washington, then to Michigan. We also learn that he has accepted the use of the Governor's Room, in the City Hall, which has been tendered to him by the city authorities,to meet such of his friends as may wish to call upon him on Monday next, (to-morrow) between the hours of 11 and 1 o'clock. He will also visit the Park Theatre in the evening. Thp General is in the best ot health and highest of spirits. What a capital run he could make for the next Presidency! " First Rate Notices."?We received yesterdav, two "first rate notices"?one from our exState Prison friend, Col. Webb of the " Courier and Enquirer?another from the amiable oystermen and financiersof the "Sun and Union." We are very much indebted to these philosophers for their attention?and, if worthy of notice, we shall pay our respects to both to-morrow. Singular Revolution in Theatricals.?The Park Theatre is, it seems, to be converted into a Circus: and the arena of the triumphs of Malibran, Celeste, and Elssler, is now destined to witness the displays of equestrian performers. This is only another evidence of the remarkable revolution which has of late taken place in theatrical affairs. Cheap theatres, like the Chatham and Olympic, are the only places of amusement which can maintain existence now-a-days. The fortunes of the upper and re ned clashes of society have suffered such prostration in the treat commercial disasters of the 1 ist few years, that they can no longer afford to support the opera and legitimate drama. People now resort to the cheap theatres, where the vaudeville and farce take the place of the tragedy, opera, and ballet. Every where the large expensive thratres are going to perdition, whilst their less pretending and successful rivals are enjoying the sunshine of prosperity. The new movement at the Park, however, may be followed in the spring by the production of English and Italian o|>eras, on alternative nights There can'be noil ubtt at operas, efficiently got tip,would meet with ample support in this city, for a short season, every year. Sn.EvniD Annoai..?A very beautiful volume, entitled " Tliulia ; a Tale of the Antarctic"?has just been published by Colman, Broadway. Thin is b poem by Dr. Palmer, one of the medical officers attached to the Exploring Expedition, and is founded on the perilous adventures through which the FlyingFish schooner passed in the regions of the frozen North- This little vessel, which had originally been a New York pilot boat, had been introduced into the squadron without any addition to the strength of her frame ; ro that her security among the ice, was to depend entirely on her good qualities as a sea-boat. In the month ot March she passed between two icebergs upwards of eight hundred feet in height,and soon afterwards the vessel became the centre of a little area, " walled hv the piling seas." From this perilous scene of unsurpassed grandeur, the schooner with difficulty escaped. Thr sufferings of the adventurous crew were extreme and Dr Painter has succeeded in conveying will most thrilling effect the sensations excited by thesi romantic adventures. The mechanical executiot of the volume ig superb. The illustrations arc twelvi in number, from designs by Mr. ARate, the talentei artist who accompanied the expedition, and it ii not saying too much to represent them as amon* the most spirited and beautiful ever produced it New York. Bbxkvolbncx of Tint Aok.?Five hundred am fourteen dollars were collected from the benevolen in this city, in one week, for the widows of Bassei and King, who were drowned by the uiwetting o one ot our news boats. This rertsinly indicate that this age has its benevolence. Important prom Yucatan.?We hive received files of Merida pajiers to the 15th ult. The news they contain is important. The Yueatecos are anited, firm and brave; even the women are arming themselves for combat in cases ol emergency. The invaders are only about 1000 strong, while lobO troops were assembled in Canipeachy, and large bodies of militia filled the surrounding country. There were no American vessels in Campeachy at the date. The blockade was rather strict. Don Pedro Lemus is the Commander in Chief of the Yucatan forces. We learn that the |ieople have abundance of provisions for their own support, and that of their follow citizens in actual service, resisting the enemy. It seems that several skirmishes have taken place, and that invariably the Mexicans have been worsted. A Merida paper, of the 15th contains a dispatch from General Lemus, in which he says that a detachment met the enemy at lluruul, on the 12th, and drove merit tiacx wuri ennsiurraoie toss. A deserter stated that tnost ol the 4000 Mexicans invading the country were disgusted with the service; and having previously belonged to the popular or federal party, were willing to desert or get clear of the service It was understood, from good authority, that General Morales, the commander of the Mexicans, was seriously ill. Gen. Irwin, an aboriginal chief, who first raised the standard of rebellion against Mexico, is reported to have gathered a force in the west, which would be irresistable, should they reach the coast. On the whole, the prospects of the Yucateeos are not dark, or even clouded. The enemy cannot escape defeat without reinforcements, which cannot be sent there, and are so hemmed in, that they can obtain nol supplies, and desertions are daily occuringto an alarming extent. News from Yucatan.?Our advices are to the 4th ult ?On that day, the Mexicans, under Gen. Morales, were about six leagues from Campeachy. ? On the 3d, a force of 1500 men marched from Campeachy for the purpose of hazarding a general engagement. The Mexicans were about 2500strong. Campeachy was splendidly fortified in every respect, and fully capable of resisting all the Mexican force. Tim e thousand troo;i? were under arms in the city. The Mexican fleet was off the coast, near the position of the army. The general impression was that a decisive engagement would take place on the 4th inst. The American steamer Champion had been fired into by the forts of Campeacby by mistake. Apologies were offered and damages to be paid. Two Days Later from Mexico.?The bark Ann Louisa arrived yesterday from Vera Cruz. She sailed thence on the 16th ult. We find no news in " El Censor de Vera Cruz," which we have received. Very Late from Jamaica.?Our dates from Kingston are to the lflth ultimo, inclusive. In the House of Assembly, there had been brought up for consideration, a question as to what amount of protection the sugar planters of the island were entitled, and the necessity alleged to exist for placingsugar dutiesupon a more certain and satisfactory footing. Members differed as to the protection necessary, because not agreed as to the cost ol that staple. One planter stuck at 25 per cent, and another thought it would exceed that. The Assembly of Grenada in a report made to them on the same subject, calculated it at nineteen shillings per cwt. It was proposed to appoint a like committee in Jamaica. Ws do not assent to that other proposition made by the Journal, that "free labor will vet be found better and cheaper than that of slaves/' In finance, the Ilaytien Government has been playing a pretty trick. The forgery of Haytien ntonpv HnllsS hnahppn pvfpnsivplv rarripH i>n hv Hi v p rs villains, under a singular apathy on the part of the Government, who have taken advantage even of the fraud and the low repute of the money, by calling in the good notes and redeeming them in paper of a smaller denomination?which, in its turn, was again redeemed at another discount! It appears that the good |>eople of Trinidad have brought themselves under the lash of the Ariti-Slavites, and are to be or have been arraigned ut the bar of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies Their offence consists in their having passed an ordinance enabling the Governor to apprentice for twelve months the Africans brought from St. Helena. The brig Southampton, with 100 emigrants on hoard, arrived at Kingston on the 7th from Quebec. The Journal denies that the silk business lately introduced into the Island is " a Government undertaking." It is taken in hand by a Joint Stock Company. His Kxcellency the Governor had been seriously ill at his country seat in St. Andrew, but is now recovered. Splendid balls, soirees and dinners were in vogue ?the distinguished members, justices and heads of departments, dealing largely in these popular hospitalities The Kingston races are to come olTon the 13th of this month. Much sport was expected, particularly in the " mule race,"for a portmanteau and saddle. The races at Spanish Town, were in a distinct decline. One day finished the whole business. On tiie 15th November, ihey ran for the " Queen's purse," according to law. A stranger who was in the place on that day, declared, that " every thing went wrong in Spanish Town," whereupon, a citizen defended it against the accusatian. While he was speaking, (the clock pointing to one) the. hammer struck The Journal calls it " good circumstantial evidence" of the truth of the stranger's remark. The debt of the Island, if arranged in accordance with the general feeling, will be funded. This will be effected by the creation of annuities for an extended term of years, the dividends upon which, at 6 per cent per annum, will be payable quarterly in London and Kingston. On the 17th, ten conviets from Montego Hay, passed through the town on their way to the penitentiary. They had been found guilty of Myalism, and other outrages,and sentenced to prison for seven years. From Bogota.?We have news to the 16th October. Col. Melgarejo, governor of the province of Cassanare, aided by the Araucanians, had marched against the insurgents who infested that jiortion of the country, and completely defeated and dispersed them, restoring peace to the province. Late from Pektt?We learn that Don Juan Crisostomo Torrico, had taken command of the army, and delegated his power to Juan Baulista Lavalle The country was harrassed bv seditious bodies of troops under the Aidal, and Torrico had marched against him. Mr Braham's Concert at the Society Library last evening, was attended by a crowded and brilliant assemblage. No one who hears him can fail to be struck by the evidence which this talented young gentleman discovers of his rapid proficiency in the science of vocal music. The elder Braham delighted all, and astonished many, of his auditors by the melody and power of his ex triordinary voice. lie never sang " William Tell" and " Here, mark a |>oor desolate Maid," with greater effect The latter was enthusiastically encored. "My Boyhood's Home," and " There's a charm in Spring," were sung by Mr. C. Bralium with retiwkable spirit and power. We must not omit favorable mention of Miss Augusta Browne's l>erformance on the pianoforte. Mr. C. Braham's warmest friends could not have desired a more l flattering reception than that with which he so deservedly met last night. ' James Gordon Bennett, Esq.? Dear Sir : ? Having recently received from Paris a volume of poerns lately published by Brrenger, I was somewhat surprised ai finding in it the undoubted original of the ode written f?r the Croton celebration, by our friend General Morris. The book having been borrowed by an acquaintance, I can merelv give from memory the first verse of the original. From this your readers in'y judge of the whole, which I will endeavor to bring you shortly. Philgaklic. Ci-into.n Place. S'elancante de cette vlvante fontninc musique sort un tombant jet ( omme la Diesie de la montagtie Viect avec toute sa brilliante su te De sea carerneJ lea aourcea aortant ; Brilliant dani la plumeuse pouaaiere, ? &c. tec- Ac. ,, 'lushing from this living fountain, Mimic |>ouni a falling atrain, 1 Aa the Ooildeaa of tho mountain , i omea v. ith all her sparkling train. Tlie similarity appears such as would scarcely t?e considered the result of chance. Remarks.?Why not the result of chance ? Scot^ land has had her Burns?Ireland her Moore?Kng1 land her Dibdin?trance her Beranger?and why should not America have her Morris I * Self CtrLTTRR.?Munroe ?.V Co., of Boston, have 1 published an edition of Channing's i?elf Culture 1 which for beauty and neatness is only equalled bj ' the English annuals. Francis k Co , in this city have it for sale. For a Christmas or New It earn gift we know of nothing better. Liondon. [Coroiponilenee of the Herald.] I.ONDON, Nov. 18, 1^12. My Drar Sir I am puzzled in looking over all the journals of the past fortnight, to find any events wor hy of especial commemoration. Those ol most note are the trial and acquittal at the Old Bailey of Alice Lowe, a kept woman, whose paramour, Lord Frankfort de Montmorency, a married man, shut her up in his house for two mon'hs, and decorated her with some jewels which she supposed she might keep, and so sold them. The Lord was not ashamed to prosecute her. Although the girl bore a wretched character, public sympathy was enlisted in her favor, and besides being engaged as an actress at some ot the minor theatres, a subscription ol several hundred pounds has, it is said, been laised to defray the i X|<enses cf her defence. Another piece ol scandal I was a report affecting the characterof Prince George | ot Cambridge and the daughter of a ducal house. After all the newspapers have commented on this story pretty freely for two or three weeks, the Times has been authorized to contradict it, and the Solicitor of his Royal Highness gives a flat denial to tlie allegations. I am alraid the original tale will receive inore credit than the contradiction. The world Has a reputation for malice. The British American Land Company affair has not yet been suffered to sink into oblivion. The noble President has again appeared in print, endeavoring to explain his connexion with it, and exculpate himself from blame. He lias, he states, withdrawn his own and his son's name from the concern. This is all very fine, but his Grace will find it not so easy a matter to cut the connection, without becoming responsible for his share of the liabilities, which are rejiorted to be so heavy that title and fortune, (which is not very large,) may require to be sacrificed. The company announce very boldly their intention of applying to Parliament for a charter, and yet they allow an action to be brought against them for the small sum of JJ13 work done. How stands Sir Allan McNab with the company, and where is the Chief Commissioner's salary of ill**) a year to come from 1 As many as three Cabinet Councils were held last week, and it is said that Sir R. Peel and a portion of the Cabinet strength, insist on a six shilling fixed duty on corn imported, and that much serious difference has arisen in the Cabinet in consequence. The Salopian Journal, a Conservative pu|>er, referring to the rumor, flatteringly observes?" We should be inclined to place little confidence in this report, were it not that the Premier has a knack of taking up and putting into operation the plans of his opponents. He may be inclined to do so as respects the corn laws. No wonder ; the whigs support and praise the government measures, while they despise the man. The measures, us far as they go, are their own ; but the man who carries them, is lie, who, while out of office, epposed those measures, and denounced them us bVing fraught with evil to the State, who moved heaven and earth to turn out toe late Ministry lor proposing them, and then with shamelessinconsistency, carries them himself. The British farmers, graziers, and agriculturists generally, although suffering severely fiom the low price induced by competition, and the general depression in trade and monetary aflairs, are making renewed exertions to hold their own, undaunted by the formidable difficulties which meet them on every side. In consequence of the very favorable weather, the breadth of wheat sown throughout the kingdom is generully believed to he greater than in any former year. It is delightful to find that the courage of Brithisn farmers bears up against an apparently heavy pressure; and that they will, in all probability, bring forward a mass of produce in the next year,not very encouraging to the speculators in foreign grain. Whether foreigners will also increase their cultivation, we do not yet know. That they will not, to any very great extent, I ant inclined to think, from the necessity ol first attracting a much larger laboring population to the corn-growing countries; and this is a difficult task. But if the case should turn out otherwise, the astonishing improvements in cultivation already discovered By the Royal Agncul i ui tu ouuiciy, ttiiu ui<? many uuiiuicu excellent 10cal societies and farmers' clubs which are in extensive operation, and are almost daily adding to those discoveries, will, with the charges of duty, freight, and merchants' profit, make it a very close run between the British and the foreign grower, the latter of whom will stand not a bad chance of carrying "coals to Newcastle." While on the subject of the agricultural interests, I am sorry to have to state that the nightly appearance of the country is assuming an aspect that must alarm all classes of the community. Incendiary fires are spreading anxiety around the country, and betoken a state of malignity on the part of the perpetrators, which excites very gTeat apprehension for the safety of outstacked and unthreshed corn ; so that what with perils from without and dangere at home, the condition of the tarmei is a very trying and anxious one. " Nothing," observes the New Farmers' Journal, the metropolitan organ of the landed interest, " no thing can be darker or more dreary than the prospects of agriculture." A new cause of alarm is the probable extensive introduction of American flour through Canada. The annual registrations and municipal elections are now over, and appear to have ended to the satisfaction of all parties ; fpr both whigs and tories claim a mniority. One thing is certain, a great redaction in the number of electors has taken place on the registries for this year, owing to two causes:? First, in the old boroughs, numbers have been compelled to receive parochial relief; and secondly, in ootli old and new boroughs a great reduction in the value of properly has taken place, so that many houses, formerly of the value of ?10, are now reduced below that sum. Several changes are about taking place in the representation of different boroughs, which will make verj little alteration in the relative strength of parties in the.House of Commons ; indeed, the liberal party seem to make no attempt to hold their own by contesting isolated elections, depending rather upon the popular effects of agitation on the corn laws, free trade, &c. Mr. J. Stuart Wortley has publicly addressed the electors of Bute on the tory interest, as a candidate for the seat vacant by the death of the Lord Advocate. Mr. Horsman, the liberal member for Cockermouth, intends resigning his sent for that borough on the oi>ening of parliament, and there is very little doubt in such a case of the return of Mai. Gen. Wyndham. who was a candidate at the last election. An *arly vacancy will also occur in Ennis. There has been some discussion in the papers about an parly meet ng of Parliament, but this is set at rest by the prorogation until the middle of December, which I learn from good authority will be renewed until the period of meeting in February. It is fully expected, that notwithstanding the newly levied income tax, a further defalcation will appear in the next quarter's revenue accounts. When Parliament meets, it is understood that a grant for the Princess Augusta, of Cambridge, will be brought forward by the government. Hitherto no parliamentary provision wnaiever has been setilea upon that princess: but now that she is about to ally herself to a poor German Duke, it is time that John Hull should be saddled with the cost of her maintainance. A cabinet dinner was Riven after the cabinet council, on the 8th inat., which was attended by all the Ministers. It is remarkable only as being the first Ministerial dinner Riven by the present government, since the early part of last winter, owing to the continued pressure of public business. The last West India tnatl steamer brought intelligence of the loss of the man of war steamer Spittire at Belize, the Medway mail steamer, winch foundered otfBermuda, and the wreck of the Lame schooner, an inter-colonial packet. Several other of the Company's vessels are in a crippled and disabled condition; and what with the loss of two of their fine steamers, and the heavy expenses they are at, the West India Mail Company arc in a "pretty considerable fix." It is quite evident that the concern must wind up forthwith, for every voyage tends further to embarrass and encumber the project. The annual loss has been and will continue to be immense. At a special meeting of the shareholders, held last week, for the purpose of electing four directors in the place of others who had resigned, it was with the greatest difficulty the requisite number of per-ons to fill this honorable office could be obtained. One of the West India steamers is due at Falmouth to-morrow ; hut they are so uncertain as to time 'hat she can hardly be looked for for a week. Late accounts from Havre state that the merchants there have resolved to send over an agent to American to attend to their correspondence. As soon as Canard's steamers arrive at Boston, the agent will obtain the French correspondence for the Southern States, and forward it immediately, by express, to New York. On the return of the packets to this country, he will remain in New York to the latest moment, and then send off an express to Boston, to reach immediately previous to the sailing of the paeke's. The French merchants calculate uj?on their home correspondence reaching New York and the Southern States at least fourteen hours earlier hanbypost; and they will receive letters of nearly a day later da'e than they at present receive them. Steam is doing, and has done wonders. Witness the following:?A company has actually been formed, which has taken out a patent for a new steam machine, which is to convey passengers and goods through the air, performing the journey from London to India in four days, at least so says the Atlas, which also declares that in January the machine will be thoroughly organized, unci that it is no Ftopian project. , Among the honors and appointments mooted and . decided recently, are the following i The Karl of Wicklow has been invested with the order of St , Patrick by the lxird Lieut, ol Ireland. The Rev. i 1 rot Whewell, B. D., master of Trinity College, Camb , was, on the 4th, elected Vice Chancellor ol Cambridge University. Mr. L. Wigram baa received the at pointment of standing counsel to the East lndiaComi any, vacant by the demise of Mr. Sergeant .Spankie. Mr. Prichard has been elected High Bailiff i of Southwark, beating Mr. D. W. Harvey and Mr Payne. Mr. Alderman Humphrey was sworn in Lord Mayor of London on the 9th. Mr. Geo. Roe has succeeded Mr. O'Connell in the Mayoralty of ) Dublin. This gentleman is a protestant and distiller of malt and whiskey, which makes him contrast in a very lively manner with his predecessor in of- 1 tice, who was a Human Carbolic and a letotaller ? i Lord Granville Somers-t, it is expected, will be the , Chairman of the Commissioner about to be appointed by the Treasury for investigating the recent 1 frauds at the Cu torn House. The Gazette announ- I ces her Maiesty's approval of Mr. John Wilkinson us | American Consul at Tutk's Island, and Mr. Juan de Francisco as Consul in Jamaica for the Republics of New Granada and Venezuela. The Judgeship of the Court of Review, vacant by the death of Sir John Cross, is not to be tilled up. The report which was current some time ago of the early resignation of Lord EUenborough, is revived ; strong retnon3trances against the course of l>olicy he has advised and pursued, having gone out from the Iudta House by the last overland mail The Queen, Prince Albert and the. royal infants, left Windsor on the lOth, on a visit to the Duke of Wellington at that beautiful marine villa, Walmer Castle, where they intend staying some weeks.? The Queen and Prince Albert take the air as often as the weather permits, and are very fond of promenading on the sands. It is very generally reported that as the Queen desires a retired residence on the Kentish coast, the Duke of Wellington proposes to resign his office as Lord Warden of the Cin<jue Ports, which will be oflered to and accepted by Prince Albert. In tliie case, Walmer Castle will be fitted up as a royal residence, and her Majesty will probably resiue there for some weeks or months in the course of the year. Her Majesty the Queen Dowagerf remains at Cranford House, Dorset?the air of which neighborhood has already been found beneficial to the royal invalid. Charity. Mr. James G. Bennett :? Being a subscriber to your paper, I ant induced to communicate to you the following incident, knowing that you never like a good deed to pass unnoticed ; and perhaps you will give it an insertion as example worthy of being imitated by others. On Thanksgiving day, during the cold and storm, when scarcely a person was walking in the sireet, I saw Mr. D. a gentleman residing in the upper part of Broadway, near Washington Place, leave his parlor window and rush suddenly out of his honse into the street and dash through the mud and rain without overcoat or cloak, as though he had run mad. Presently I saw him return and reenter his house with four little half frozen, bare-legged children, dripping wet, at his heels. I fancied I saw them before his hospitable hearth, drying their tattered coverings, warming their frozen feet and drinkingwarm coffee. Some time aller they came out of ine house, but not like half drowned cats, as they had entered?their feet were no longer bare, but had shoes and stockings on, and their clothes were dry and their faces smiling. They sheltered themselves near by for a few moments to examine the contents of their now well lined baskets,?the youngest, a little boy not over four years of age, drew forth a flannel shirt; the other what a| i>eared to he also some warm garment, the other pulled up her frock to examine her ankles and feet, which were now well covered?the oldest a girl not over sixjyears old. delighted to see the change, began to dance, and the others all joined in tripping the light fantastic toe on the wet and slippery pavements, with hearts lighter and happier than found perhaps in many a gay ball rooni. They then re-passed the house one by one, taking a long look at it,as though they never would forget it. Mr. D. is perhaps not aware that even the eye of a neighbor was a witness to this scene, nor did he think, perhaps, at the moment that the eye of Him, the giver of ullgood, was also a witness, who will return more thin a hundred fold for this kind act of Charity. J. G. Bennett, Esq.:? Dear Sir.:?In your morning paper, I observed an advertisement relative to a certain notorious personage, fnamed Reiersen. As an error has occurred respecting his nativity, I should feel obliged by your correcting it, as follows:?Jeremy Diddler, alias Peter Reierson is a Dane (not Swede) by birth, the city of Copenhagen being his native place. Yours, respectfully, A Swede. N. Y., 10th Dec, 1842. Fire.?The fire last night was in Griffin's bookbinder's furnishing store, No. 116 Nassau street.? j Not much damage was done by fire; considerable, : however, by water. New Music.?Atwill, 201 Broadway, has just published the first American edition ot " The Ship on Fire," composed by Henry Russell. City Intelligence. Police.?Abraham and Henry Spannier, with Morns Meyer, were arrested for firing pistols at and assaulting Francis J. Lewis. Lewis was also arrested by Meyer for disorderly conduct, and the two Spanier's were fined $10 each and held to bail in the sum of $300 for their good behavior in future. H. D. Krack, for reiusing to aid officer Tompkins in the performance of his duty, while attempting to arrest a man for violation of the public peace, was held to bail to answer at the Oeneral Sessions for a misdemeanor. A woman, whose maiden name was Sarah Brady, was arrested for shop-lifting and'fully committed for trial. She first stole a mull from a store, and then walked into an adjoining store and attempted to carry off a small quantity of dry goods, which she secreted in the mutf. CoaoiSEa's Office?The Coroner held an inquest on the body of Andrew Jackson Hasbrouck, one ofthe hands on board of the steamboat Oroton, Capt. Peck, who was accidentally drowned by falling overboard on the morning Ul uiu nin mm. wnuu uie UUII wm Ijiug aiuiciwiwi Catharine street. Bridgeport, Ct. [Correspondence of the Herald. J Bridokport, Ct. Dec., 1842. Description of Bridgeport?New Route to Albany by Railroad? Gaiety and Fashion. Mr. Bknnktt:? As our youthful city has lately been, as it were, drugged into notice from its retiracy in an obscure corner of the Blue Law State; it is but right that you should give to your readers, and they are legion, some definite idea of the winter route from your city to Albany. Bridgeport is situated on a tide harbor formed by the junction of the Poquonnoc river with the Sound, and distant fit) miles from New York, and 140 from Albany. The main part of the city is built upon a fl it or level piece of ground, but immediately back of it rises Golden Hill, from the top of which a very extensive panoramic view may he obtained. It contains about 6000 inhabitants, increasing as fast as possible, and six fine meeting houses. The society is decidedly good, and the fame of the beauty of our ladies, has already eqtended to your paper. In fact, some or our oenes create quite a sensation in vrotham, whither most of them migrate in the winter. You will recollect Yiss B , the belle of Bridgeport, of 13 oz. ball memoy. The fine steamboats Croton, Capt. Peck, and Nimrod. Capt. Brooks, ("suaviterin modo, fortiter in re") leave New York alternately at 7 A. M., and reach here Irom eleven to half past, when the passengers take the cars at the landing, and stopping at North Canaan for a comfortable meal, arrive at the capital ol the Excelsior State about o'clock, P. M. Fare through # ?. Returning, passengers leave Albany at 2e'clock, P. M., get to Bridgeport about midnight, and take boat at 7 the next morning? sleeping at one of the two capital hotels, viz: the Sterling, Barnum, and Fairchild, and llinnian's City, which last isthe later established. The usual quiet of our town, broken only by the shrill whistles of the locomotives, was suddenly invaded a few evenings since by the arrival of Mr. Pierson and his two sweet singing birds, Mrs. Strong and her sister, attended by a suite of instrumental performers, coming by invitation to give a concert in connection with the choir of one of the Hoeities here?the leader of which, though an amateur, is thought quite equal to Mr. Dow ne on the flute. The prime mover, however, was Cnptatn Brooks, of the Nimrod, who is a perfect devo'ee of the " pleasing art," and who gave us a fine bass solo, much to his credit. All the fashionables were there, and universal satisfaction has been expressed on all sides. The aria of Sound the Trumpet in Jerusalem, as given by Mrs. Strong, was perfectly sublime. Some af the lady amateurs fell but little short of Mrs. S. in power and expreteion. Adieu. Yours, Civis. 7 Chatham Thkatrk.?A more splendid bill of entertainments, |*"rhape, has never been offered at anv place of amuaement in thia city, than is presented for Monday evening at this establishment, on the occasion of the indefatigable manager's benefit Mr. Thome has been unremitting in li.s exertions to amuse the public, and now that an opportunity is offered, they will, doubtless, reciprocate his praiseworthy endeavors most bountifully. We solicit everybody to attend the Chatham to-morrow evening, and give a hearty and gratifying token of their esteem to a popular and worthy caterer for public amusement, by filling the house to the ceiling. Bmffalo, !f. Y. [Coneaponilrucr of the Herald. J Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 4. 1842. frulutmcnt of a pair of Kinawiert Crime and In toxical ion?Morality of Bennett, the onti-MormonTratU. L)KAR BBN.NKTT? You cannot have learned by our papers,?ordina rily so prompt to display the detail of police an :ourt cases, ih it scarcely a petty larceny or assaul tnd battery escapes their notice?that Orlando Alle and John R. Lee, the late president and ca^-hier c ttor*lr r>f Ruff&iln. h?4ve ht?#?n indi#>t??si La?M t bail ; yet such is the fact. At the recent session * the Oyer and Terminer held here, the grand jurj at the instance of the bank commissioner, loun true bills against both these distinguished financii characters, for perjury,in attesting lalse returns, an they were arrested and held to bail in the sum < ten thousand dollars each, to take their trial at th next term of the court. The gross and criminal mi management of the Bank of Buffalo, by which th Safety Fund has sustained so great a loss, coul not, of course, have been kept concealed from tli hank commissioner but by deliberate perjury, an other extra official financial acts, such as false ei tries, omissions, and false returns, a just return ft which will be a penitentiary punishment. Mr. Alle is somewhat notorious for his talent at negotiatioi as shown in the congressional and other report upon the subjects ol the Seneca Treaty, which I was actively instrumental in procuring, by means a ready before the public. Mr. Lee is one of the fin of the firm of H. K. Seymour & Co , bankers, ar is an agreeable, smooth spoken, unassuming ar very gentlemanly young man, who went into tl Bank of Buffalo, a few years ago, worth compar tively nothing, and ;s|now reputed to be "very wt off," as the phrase is. He was much in the con denceofMr. Hiram Pratt, deceased, of whom yc may have heard as a very bold, skilful and extensiv though not exactly fortunate speculator and finu cier, who has the credit, now that he is dead, having caused the over-issue complained of by tl comptroller. How Mr. Lee avoided sharing the ru of his natron, Mr. Pratt, who died bankrupt f many thousands, is more than I can tell, nor do believe that the suppression of any obligations to tl hank of his own, has increased the loss of the s fety fund or stockholders, or contributed in the lea to his solvency or resppnsibility. He isa"ve nice young man," and will, I sincerely hope, fii no difficulty in extricating himself from the ve unpleasant predicament into which he has be* thrown. A sad example of the evil effects ol intemperani is shown in the tate of a man by the name of Prit a saddler by trade, who was ast week sentenced the state prison, for burglary, fifteen years and s months. Nine or ten years ago, this Pritz was co sidered one of the finest young men in Buffalo ; I was in good business, a partner of Col. Vosburgl had the entree of the first circles here, and wi nurtnrullir octppm^H and rpanartaH To nn en ?*-*/ JS?-u?.?unj VUWV...V- --! .# liour he gave himself up to the use of intoxicatin liquors, and for the last three or four years, has bet scarcely a day sober. Still, unto the present aeaso he managed to keep clear of crime, and was pitiei ratherthandespised. But hisevilappetite brougt hi into contact with evil associates, and a brief care of crime has been the consequence ; three indie ments for burglary and larceny were found agair him last summer, upon two of which he was triee in one of these cases he was acquitted for want direct evidence, and in the other the jury could n agree. He was shortly after admitted to bail, at it was hoped his narrow escape from State Prist would have such an effect upon him as to work li reformation, or at least to deter him from oflenc against the laws; but two or three months, hot ever, had elajwed when he was engaged with othe in the commission of a most foolish and flagra burglary and robbery, which he has now to expia by more than fifteen years in State Prison. It is sad case?may it prove a warning. He is now, intl prime of life, to be shut out from the world, ai when again he looksforth upon it, should his life 1 spared to the end of his term of sentence, the wri kles and grey hairs of age and suflering will stai upon his brow, and a blasted name ana reputath mock the last hope of human happiness. on/4 ttnlitioB nrp snmpu haf Htlll ?t nf sent, arid we have no pubiic amusements worth t! notice. General John C. Bennett passed throuf here, on his way to the West, a week or two sine and gave a lecture on Mormonism. He said he w going, at the request of Gov. Carlin, to arrest Ji imitn, and that in all human probability the nlai of Illinois would within three weeks be deluged wi blood! Your namesake seems to be a very lei cious sort of a chap, and quite determined make mince-meat of the whole Mormon calabai We look te vou for the earliest and fullest accoui of the war, and hope you have made arrangemei to be informed of every particular. The Herald almost the only paper read here, and is our sole i liance for news from every quarter. The weather is now,and has been for several daj quite moderate. It is highly probable that canal r vigation may yet be so far practicable as to allow t large quantities of Western produce, ice-bound tranritu, to reach their destination east. The la! navigation still continues,andrichfreightsconstani pour in upon us. But 1 must clqse. My next lett shall have the merit of more variety,and I trust mc interest. Pointedly yours, Fish-hook. Louisville. [Correipondence of the Herald.] Louisville, Nov. 30, 1842 Stale of Thine* in Kentucky?The River*?L'la] Departure?Politic??Fashion. The weather has been extremely cold for two three weeks. More winter has been experienc here during this month than was felt all last yea winter season. The river at present is low; the is every probability that navigation will be clos ere the middle of next month, an event, should take place, unknown to our citizens for many yea the smaller streams above are frozen over, ai boats that had started for Bowling Green, Frar fort, &c , have been compiled to return ; ice f been swimming on the river for some days. On Monday the great western statesman took I leave for the south on board the Kainbow, the ci tain of which boat being a good thorough whig, tends to feed him like a fighting cock, might a p son be allowed to judge from the quantities of vc son and wild game of various torts that were sent board for stores. The Tyler organ in this eity called, through t medium of his paper, on the citizens to discuss t Exchequer Bill. The meeting was a slim affa some twenty or more collected, mostly out of < riosity, to see and hear what was going on. T Tyler organ poured forth in most voluptuous straii explaining the motives of the meeting: he also d cussed most learnedly the exchequer, enjoini u|>onhis gaping aadience the necessity for Congn to pass the bill lor the benefit of these United Sta and the citizens in particular. After a long 1 rangue, in which he made some most grand a lofty tumbling, he offered a few resolutions for t meeting to |*iss. The first was put. the ayes a nays asked, but no one uttered a syllable; all w silent as the grave, the orator again poured forth violent rage to arouse them from their lethargy, the close of this display, he again put the resofutii but this lime all were exceedingly clamorous; much so, that he was unable to tell whether th intended to vote for or against the resolution, then made a motion that there was no cause any confusion. This they all denied, as I symptons then indicated; this caused a great r and fuss, when all dispersed, fully satisfied In with the exchequer and the oration The locotoco paper, the J5un, Hncl the Tyler pap* I the Gazette, are extinguished; the two are to I joined, and form one paper, to he called the K< tuckian This looks well for the locotoco organ be coalescing and aiding the traitor admimstrati of John Tyler. The old proverb was never tn< true in its application than in the present o " Birds of a feather flock together," " Par *01 fratrum The cotillon i>arty at the Jefferson House, notwi standing the inclemency of the weather, was v well attended by those of the middle class of ciety; every thing went off in fine style, all seen to enjoy themselves to the "top of their bent." Po one or two of the male gender might be seen sta ing about the room, stroking down the tufts of h around their chin, which gave them the appearar of billy goats; another would twist his large hla whiskers with his fingers, as it, "lord of creation" might strut so majestically. These are the self styl aristocracy, taking particular pains whenoccnsi should offer to speak insultingly to those with whi chance, rather than will, had mnde acquaint Such beings as these are enongh to disgust m with himself, and could tliey but see thcmselvo! others see them, no doubt a change would co: over ther dream of greatness. How often does tr make himself appear in the eye:, of others ridtculo by assuming that which he is not, or never can 1 A gentleman isa gentleman, no matter where fou m the higher grades of society or in the lowly t humble walks of the pi or and starving. Sucn ings put me in mind of monkeys, that ape what t) see their masters do. Argus U. 8. Clreult Court , Before Judge Thompson. Dec \0 ?Utorfe Pearct ??. Henry Grinnell. et ah It wai an action to recover the value of a can of good* leged to have been not delivered from a veaael of the frndant'i, in whioh it waa imported here. Verdict plaintiff and aaseei damage* at 7*? 10, and *i? cent* co* Tucker and Crapo for plaintiff; Mr. Lord for dele ant*. Little Rock, Arktnm, [Corrmpoutlcnce of the Herald.] Little Rock, Arkansas, Nov. 18,18-12 - Saying! ami Doing? in Arkansas?Movement) of the legislature?Bridal* and Beauty. Deab'.Sir? The legislature convened at this place on Moni day week, and organized the same day. Governor d Veil sent in his message on Tuesday. Itisquitea It clever document. He argues the question of the n assignment by the " central board" of the Real^Es>f tate Rank to trustees at length, and with ability, but o the " force of authority" is against him. He is if pretty hostile:thereto, and thinks an unnecessary op. r, position has been got up|against ,him, because of his d requesting, by a letter to the attornies^for,the>tockil holders opposed to the assignment, a rehearing of d the cause by the Supreme C9urt, upon their decile sion in favor ol a mandamus issuing to the Circuit Judge compiling an injunction. I think he has i? been unnecessarily assailed, and when it shall be ?. known that the leading tudge of that Court is using ie extraordinary means to sustaia himself and a weakd er coadjutor, the current will sat in the right course, ie and the Governor will be held blameless. He is a d man of considerable cleverness, and deserves much, i- because of his being ahead of his party in liberality jr upon political matters. -n The Legislature have cut out an amount of work, n. They are death against the banks. There are some 8| lorlv counts in the indictment against the Real E'sie fate Bank. Both institutions will go into liquida-t| lion at once. The " Real Estate" will hold on to m the assignment. The election for United States SeiH nator will come off on Monday next. A. H Sevier id will be elected withoat any material opposition. ie This election has been deferred by the friends of a- the honorable Senator, that his enemies might sail tisfy themselves with regard to his conduct in the h- disposal of some of the State bonds, and the part of ,H the Smithsonian legacyfund purchased as a basis t for ti e bank's capital This opposition will but give n! himstrength . He has done for the best, and honorof ably i > all things. ie The " grinning feature" of the democratic party in in Arkansas, as Governor Fulton was styled by or "doub'e six" of this city, when the said "double I six" wished to supersede the Governor in the U S. ie Senate, is here with his family. Ilis beautiful and a_ blooming daughter is to be wedded on Tuesday lgt evening next to the talented, wealthy and gentlery manly Mr. Morehead Wright, of Red River. All r . 1(j the world is invited to the celebration- It will be ry very considerable and distingut. The Governor ;I1 unci his clever lady do these things well. You have now all the items of news worth com?e mitnicating. Should anything transpire while I am z here of a deserving kind, I shall note the same, and t(J send to you. '* Salem. [Corrnpoudence of the Herald.] Salem, Mass., Nov. 29, 1842. as Condition of Salem?Politics?Religion?-Elder 'il Knajrp? Unitarian*. * J. G. Bennett, Esq.? n, Having heard some of the readers of your valud. able paper express surprise that you had no regular m correspondent from this city of peace and witches, t- 1 presume that it may not be taken amiss in me if I ist wnte you some account of the moral, political, so* j. cial, and religious condition of Salem, and its quiet, nt money-making population. 1(J Concerning politics here, in the city, the whigs in have a majority, though in the county the demons cruts are in the ascendant. There are some abolies tionists here,although they are not numerous enough w- to do any harm. Elder Knapp is here exerting all rs his strength of body and sou! to break up the strongnt holds of Satan, and to drive the devil into the Atte lantic ocean. He is doing a quiet, though not ,a a very large business, in his way of converting sinlie ners. The Universalists in this place are waking id up too. Their meetings, of which they have two be or three a week, besides three services on the Sabn bath, are crowded with attentive hearers. The id Elder denounces Unitarians and Universalists in a in bitter, und, it appears to me, an uncharitable manner. I have neither time nor room to give an ace count of his elegant language, beautiful comparibe sons, and graphic illustrations. He is holding a projh tracted meeting here. When it has closed, I may, e, if you wish it, be prepared to give a detailed acas count of its good and bad effects, oe Essex. th Naval.?Orders have been received at Norfolk ?- to fit out the U. S ship St. Louis, with despatch. to ih. Bankrupt. LUt. its SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. ,tg Nathaniel S. Doan, New York, clerk. Cha?. D. Rhodes, New Brighton. Edward 8. Sheldon, Brooklyn, merchant. Noah Ripley, New York, merchant. Nathan R Stimpson, N. Y., merchant. '8, Wm. H Culver, Brooklyn, merchant. ia- William Dietrich, New York, clerk, he Amos Hogins. in Andrews L. Halsted, New York, clerk. |te Sam'l B. Walters, Long Island, clerk. t|? Frederick C. Loomis. New York. J. Wm. Dunning, New York, agent R.idclitl'Carman, Long Island, painter and glazier. 're Henry John Seaman. Samuel Brooks Knapp. Edward Mullen. Thomas Brooks. Henry Brooks. Palmer Sumner. Richard Watrous. , Patrick R. Cox. " * Charles Seaman Saroni, New York, farrier. Wm. Tyack, New York, manufacturer of burr miller ,tonu* ed Arrival*. _> American?Gen. Cm, and hia ion, Lewi* Cau, jr , accompanied bv his son-in-law, Capt Canfield, U 8. A , and re lady, arrived yesterday at this houie, from Pari*, by the e(j way of Boston. Alao the Hon. T. W. William*, M. C, from New London, Conn, on a visit from Washington. Alio, I it Copt. C. O. Collin*, U. 8. N-, and Mr. Smith Thompaon, re; jr. U.S. N., ?on of Judge Thompson, and several other ' gentlemen id Howard'*?J. II Heald, lady and sister, merchant, from ik- Arkansas, and the Hon. Washington Hunt, from Lockport,for Congress, and a dozen other gentlemen, arrived at this house yesterday. Hon. Senator McRobert* left the city also yesterday, having gained his verdict119 0(7- Th* little Dwarf at the American Museum is daIJI" cidedly the most astonishing specimen of humanity that ?r_ ever lived. lie ia eleven years old, has a fine set of teeth, ni- (his second set) struts about the museum with as much on pomposity as a Broadway dandy, converses freely, is in. telligent, symmetrical and well proportioned, and yet strange to say, he is the size of an infant three months old, -1? and weighs but fifteen pounds ! Never was the Ilk* seen ,u' or heard of before. The performances at the museum this he week are of a high order, and richly merit the patronage na, constantly bestowed on that favorite establishment. iff Q9- The New York Museum ha* become quite a fashionable lounge, sinee the Dresses of Queen Victoria and 'P9 the Duchess of Kent have been exhibited here. The ml e,'le ci,y daily 'n"Pect tl?e,n. and express their hP uuuwuuueu >urPiH ...... nd elegance. They are certainly the most unique . nd raa perfect specimens of workmanship we ever witnessed, in They remain this week. Siguor Blitz, Mix Clemence, Mr. Wright, Mr. Brown, Mr. Delarue, Picture Gallery, and a half million of curioaitiea are to be seen. A strong u,y bill for One Shilling. No wonder the manager makes [If. money. i'.or ?W- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT?THE COL,,,e LEGE OK MEDECINE AND PHARMACY OF THE "Y CITY OF NEW YORK?Have completed the organizaMn tion of their institution, w hirti now embraces perfect laciltties for the treatment of all classes of disease. THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, be In this department gratuitous advice is given on All die n- eases of the chest, derangements of the digestive organs, to rheumatic affections, and all other diseases coming within ion the province of the physician. The consulting physiciare ans are men of great experience and particularly skilled in the use of the stethescope, and the treatment of diseases ?' Ibe lungs and heart. PRIVATE CONSULTING ROOMS. :,l These are devoted to the reception of patients suffering " from venereal diseases. This department is conducted by Fry a gentleman who was formerly connected with ono of the po best Lock Hospitals in Europe, and the College have the ted utmost confidence in his abilities and skill In fee treatment me of this most important class of maladies. Ik- SURGICAL DEPARTMENT. ajr The Collkov have also engaged the services of one )re of the most distinguished operative Surgeons in New k York, and are therefore piepared to receive and treat I surgical cases. Squinting, cataract, and all diseases of .""J the eye requiring an operation, -strictureof the urethra, lpd ?calculi in the bladder,?clubloot,?diseases of tne joints, ion and ol the spine, will be particularly attended to. The orti feea will be extremely moderate. Patients who so desire ed. will be visited at their own houses after operations. i?n PHARMACUTICAL DEPARTMENT. . ?? The department is under the immediatesuperintendsnce _ of Dr. M. O'Regan, member of the Royal College of Snrgeons. The medicines prescribed by the consulting phy mn sician, are dispensed at ths lowest rates, and are or tne us. best description, being imported from Paris and London. be. THE CONSULTING ROOMS nd, are distinct from the Dispensary, and are open from 1? A. ind M. tills P. M., and from J till 9 P. M be- Persons at a distsaice ran on remitting the sum of ?,v dollar and a statement of their case bo famished with 7 full letter ol advice and one dollar's worth of appropriate medicine. By order ot the College, W. S. RICHARD BON, Agent. Principal (and only) office of the College of Medicine ' I.? ind Pharmacy, 97 Naseau St. Nsw York, i al- ? de- (M. THE FRENCHJANTI-PHLOOISTIC MIXTURE for the curs of all discharges from the urethra-sold In ts hottl-a, at 91, and at SO.eents each. nd- ' W. 8. RICHARDSON. Agent, 97 Naseau street

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