Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 17, 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 17, 1843 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Diiw lurk, Kunda]', UrrrnilKr 17, 1M3. A* Ar.KST W411KD.? An active ainl enterprising man jv \? anta^l to act as a^cut for the HrraM, in Trenton, New Jersey, wUere he can, wilta small capital, establish a business which will prove lucrative. Apply at this Olhce. Captain Hubert Tyler In Ireland and the I'nNrd States. According to some recent accounts from Ireland, we perceive that Captain Robert Tyler ot Washngton, is creating a sensation in Ireland only second to that produced l>y Dan O'Connell himself. This Captain Robert Tyler is a very curious man. During the last two years, he has been creating u sensation in litis country of a more eccentric and curious character, than any person that ever belonged to the White House. Captain Robert Tyler is a perfect original in lus way. lie is original in form, original in appearance, original in the cut of his hair, in his mind, in his imagination, in his politics, and in every thing. He is and has been a warm advocate lor repeal, and lias excited the repeal associations in this country to an extraordinary extent. This going over to Ireland, and he being the son of the President, contributed to give him an extraordinary position among the ^Irish people, far beyond what he can ever produce in this country by such a course. But although in this country he could not create any feeling in relation to these matteie, lie has, individually, produced some wonderful tilings in his attempts during the last two years to form a Tyler party in New York, Philadelphia, and other cities. His journeyings to and from New York, his closetings with several of the poli icians here, his solemn plans for organizing his Pa's party, and his curious views and curious looks, and outre appearance, have all contributed to give him a distinctness of character, and a certain eccentricity and notoriety of reputation, which is almost without a parallel since the time of John K&ndolph of Koanoake. In fact, we consider Capt. Bob Tyler as the second edition of John Randolph of Roanoake?without his soul, spirit, or vivacity, hut with all his eccentricity, and more of mathematical accuracy in his mind. Vet, it is singular, that notwithstanding Pthese efforts to organize his Pa's party, he has never been nble to reach in any large city beyond a few hundreds. In this city the highest point it ever attained was about 450, after the kind of Mike Walsh, who was always considered by the President one of the most glorious prc>i>s of democracy in New York. The last feat of Capt. Bob Tyler in politics has been developed in Washington. At the last session of Congress, lusPa'sparty in the House numbered about six members. Before the organization of the present Congress, Captain Bob was very busy organizing an opposition to Van Buren, and endeavoring to collect all the discordant materials ol the locofoco camp. He would sit down in the t*vpms?f Wnsliini?. ion, and discourse eloquently and largely upon the subject for nights and nights together ; he would wander up and down Pennsylvania Avenue, with 1ns strong wiry locks waving in the western wind, Full of his great project, which was almost equal in point of heroic grandeur to the conceptions of Paradise Lost! Well, what is the result of all these labours and closetings, and talkings, and discussions, and con sulfations, and calculations, before the session ot Congress'? Why, we find that Blair and Rives, were elected by one of the niosttremendous majorities that printersever obtained, and that Mr. Wise and th^ Guard is reduced to one, and they actually vote for Napier's Double Cylinder Press, as the most respectable of the Tyler party in Congress \ We really wish now, that Captain Bob Tyler, having seen the effects of his movements on repeal, and the effects of his movements in politics, would connne nis attentions iierentter to poetry mid eloquence, upon a comprehensive scale. He con write very pretty poetry; and he makes a very 4ood sessions lawyer. We, therefore, invite him to this city, and we shall lake care to report him regularly, if he will set himself down to practise at the bar. Charity Concerts.?We were particularly impressed by the ingenious arrangements made at the Hebrew Benevolent Society dinner the other evening, for the collection of funds, and particulary by seeing that Ole Bull, in the exuberance of his feelings, subscribed $100, an Vieux Temps and Wallace offered their services at a Concert. All this is very well. Charity is very well. Giving away money is very well. And offering one's services in the cause of charity is very well. But we are very much disposed to question the delicacy and propriety of these charitable societies coming forward and c alling upon artists to contribute fundsto their entity treasuries. It is, indeed, a practice more honored in the breach than in the observance. "Oh, but," exclaims some of those charitable society gentlemen, "01? Bull, and Wallacc, and Vieux Temps, and Damorcu, and Artot, can make a thousand dollar* a nighi, and it Ia very easy, of course, for them to contribute occasionally a handsome sum t? our funds," "And, indeed, it is no more than they ought to do," chimes in some miserly old wretch who. out cf his hoarded storez, l>crhape gives five dollars per annum to the sacred cause of charity. All this is evading the question? :p-si'i"s being any thing but expressive of just or n? ious feeling for the artists. It 1* very true thf-v often leceive a thousand dollars a night. But to acquire the skill and transcendent excellence in jheir art, necessary to gain that (neasure of public favor, how many years of anxious toil?how many sleepless nights?how many sufferings and privations?how many disappointments?what a long and hard battle with a heartless world?what an expenditure even of gold and ?ilver! By what principle of justice, we should like to know, are they called on to devote their talents to the cause ot chanty any more than the lawyer, or the doctor, or the merchant 1 I Again?we hear a great deal about the sums of money collected and expended by thews benevo- I lent societies. We do not refer exclusively to the Hebrew Society ; but it wan said at the dinner that it had expended J>"3<I00 during the last vear. How wan this money spent ? Who received it ? By whom was it bestowed ? We should like to be informed on all th' ?e jioiiits. Much credit appears to be taken for this expenditure. Hut reputation is very ? amly acquired, indeed, if the mere art of spending money gain* it ; and so with all the other kindred association* we should desire information respecting the management nnd disposal of their funds. We do rut by any means desire to be understood a* ? j-ting the flightest imputation on the Hebrew Society That be far from us; and, indeed. the tatement of hisHonor the Recorder,that be never kn--w of a Hebrew inmate of any of our public i hanties, goes a good way in showing that the funds of that society are applied with some good effect. But we have known such things as improper expenditure of fundi contributed for charitable purposes; and if the public are called un to contribute to such object#, they certainly nay be excused in soliciting some information relative to the. mode in which their alms are distributed. That'* all. an.Avnc Stkamers.?The Acadia left Boston yesterday Tor Liverpool. The Hibernia (or Boston ik out twelve days this noon. 8he will arrive next Wednesday with sixteen days later intelligence..? After this till next May there will be hut one steamer a month. Cold W*a rm;i<.?Last iThursday morninR nt 7 o'clock, the thermometer in AlUany was two decree* below zero. El.tc no* in Maine ?Krerinan H. Morse is ?I-ctetl to ('onffp's* from the Fourth District by 13 majority. This i? official. Pkookess of tiik America* Rbm'bi.icam Part*. ?No longer one of a family and ten of a tribe, " Young America" now uuinbere its hundreds of thousands throughout the land. In this city the party has been completely organized in every ward, and in Philadelphia, Roston, Albany, and the chief towns and villages in this State, associations have been formed. In all those places a great sensation has been produced, but in Washington the moveJ ment begins to excite still more marked evidences j of the apprehension which this singularly popular movement has occasioned in the minds of unprincipled |H>liticians of both parties. One of the most i remarkable indications of this state of feeling at the | eapitol was presented yesterday in the corresponj dencc of one of the daily papers of this city, i which comes from the White House or the Treasury Department. Here is the passage in this correspondent's letter?it is sufficiently amusing:? In New York it is about the tame that it is in Philadelphia. for had not the "Native American" party entered the tield of content last month, the Tammany nomination)) , would have been defeated Tlii? party, which in in fact i lirt nirtv At nil h??it?tr r?f !.? onmo am a geometrical point, having neither length, liruailth nor thickness, has been putted by Bennett into a iort of ephe; meral consequence, and raised up an r sort of raw head and bloody bono to frighten children w ith. Most of the speeches which he has published,as having been delivered at their meetings,were in form two or three 1 hours before the time of meeting arrived. This it the sum ; and substance of the "Native American" party in New Vork But, then, some will say, look at the vote which its ticket received at the last'elect ion. 1 answer, that 1 that was no criterion whatever to judge of its strength ? , because it was nothing more than a general militia mutj ter of all the dissatisfied elements of the democratic par| ty, who were determined, at all hazards, to oppose the i Tammany caucus ticket. It this which augmented their numbers beyond what it is possible for such a party ever to get iii a country whose citizens derive their origin from every nation in Kurope, and in whose social and family circles more than a third of the present imputation is of forwign birth. Had it not been for this scare< crow of n party which operated for the day upon the nerves of the timid and unsophisticated foreigners, the whig ticket would have triumphed in your city as successfully as it did in Philadelphia. We don't know which moat to admire in this pussage?the cool impudence with which the ridiculous statement of the4'Expres.s"ismade, that the speeches the American Republican meetings were all forgeries, or the self-satisfied air with which the veracious correspondent converts into a "scare-crow," this great party which at the last election nearly carried this city. It is indeed most laughable to see ' these miserable politicians, of all parties, congratulating themselves that all this is "a joke of Bennett"?" a humbug of Bennett"?" a forgery of Bennett"?that it was a'l set in motion by Bennett. They will find out long before a year has rolled round, that this is a very serious joke,(indeed; and the country will have reason to bless the day that such a humbug started into existence. The idea that these speeches were forgeries was itself a forgery invented by that miserable concern, which has hardly strength enough to bring the pan turition even of such a paltry forgery to a terniina tion. But as that has already received fitting refutation, we need not repeat its exposure now. But we pereceive that the Rev. David Hale, of the " Journal of Commerce," is endeavoring to produce the same sort of an impression as the "Express," and the veracious correspondent at the White House, by throwing imputations on the recent organization of the First Ward. Now, in all these organizations the American Republicans very properly take all that come into their ranks. They do not stop to inquire to what party the recruits belonged. They only require them to yield sincere allegiance to American principles. And all these i attempts to institute any discrimination between whigs and locofocos in the American Republican j ranks are efierts of enemies seeking to divide and destroy. And "Young America" knows this, and < is on her guard. During the past week a variety of important J movements took place, which we had not time to i attend to. But in a week or ten days we shall be 1 prepared to show what the party has been doing, and the strength which it has now attained. The i grt-ai mass hi \ auxnau uaraens will atlortl a good i opportunity to do that. On that occasion there will * be u tremendous gathering of the new, original and purifying elements. We shall soon then know of the corrupt and selfish politicians smiting each 1 other, and their hearts failing within tliein. New Movement in Magazine Literature? ( The first number of the new "Columbian Maga- , zine" has just been published. The typography i and mechanical execution are exceedingly credi- ' table to the publisher?Mr. Post?a man of great enterprise and experience, and to whose industry, | attention, and business tact, the Philadelphia fash- i ionable magazines are mainly indebted for the po- 1 pularity they possessed. The literary department | of the magazine is certainly of a much higher or- i der than any of the other monthlies of a similar ' general character. The articles are varied, interesting, and well written. Altogether, from this specimen, we are inclined to argue very favorably for the future success of the undertaking. Certainly New York ought to gave a fashionable ladies' nnd gentlemen's magazine. It is the Paris or London of the Union, and posseses facilities for the publication of such a work, which infinitely iurpu*? those to he reached in any other city in this country. Here is here a much greater quantity of available talent than in Philadelphia or Boston. And yet the magazine published in Philadelphia by Graham attained, it is said, at one time, a circulation of50,000. But it has fallen off very considerably since, as we understand. Probably the great dood of cheap literature has injured this class of magazines. But if conducted with energy and talent on the part of the editor, as we are sure it will be|with enterprise and tact by the publisher, the " Columbian Magazine" must and will "flourish. All the ladies will be anxious to see it, and we don't know a better holiday gift for the dear creatures than this elegant magazine. Clevknger, the Sci'lptor.?We well knew this great artist, whose sun has so suddenly gone down in the very morning ofhis days He was a true genius. anu u inum <imiam? auu accoinpusueu man. His gnileltw, ailectionate, confiding, gentle spirit, sunk beneath the pressure of his misfortunes. Pecuniary embarrassments produced despondency, which finally terminated in fatal illness. The sad story is not badly written in the following lines addressed to him four years ago To R. V. t'levrn-jer. Time, care and sickness bend the frame Hack to the dust from w hence it came. The blooming cheek, the sparkling eye In mournful ruins soon must lie. The pride of form, the charm of grace Must fade away, nor leave a trace. They shall not fade ; for art can raise A counterpart which ne'er decays ; Time, care, and sirkuess strive in vain This power of genius to restrain. Thus. Clevenger, from lifeless clay, I anst mould what ne'er shall fade away ; Fashion, in stone that cannot die. The breathing lip and sparkling rye ; \ml. wjiile trail nature sinks to dust, Create the all but living bust. And who wrote these lines ! Why, UMr. Edward Everett?himself, once on a day, a youthful, struggling genius, but who married into a very rich family, and has now thousands of thousands at his command. And the rich man metes out to the poor child of genius twenty lines ofpoetry, when he should have given him a check on his banker for a thousand dollars ' And now they call meetings to deplore the untimely death of the artist, and pass long resolutions filled with unexceptionable panegyric, and send beautifully written letters of condolence to the young heart-broken widow?whilst in life, he now so lamented, was suffered to struggle, and pine, and wear away hisproud spirit in "comfortlessdespair." Alan! thus it is ever with suffering genius and with the world. The sympathy of the world is like that of Sterne, who wept over a dead ana, whilst he refused a groat,to a starving mother. Sif.v.k, Steam, Space.?'The Narragunsett,Oapt. VVooUt y, iniide a remarkably <)uirk trip to Boston the other day. She left here on Thursday afternoon, at I o'clock?arrived off Huntington Light (against the tid?*) in 2 t'2 ; was off New London at 11 24, and arrived at Htonington at 13 minutes pa.-t midnight. Artot, Olc Bull and Vlcnx Temps One of the principal sources of human misery is ' the folly of instituting continual comparisons with j the past, unmindful of the Rood old proverb " Onintf jHiritat clawiicat." The first age, which the poet? call the golden one, owed its happiness to the impossibility of indulging in that madness, anu the standard of unhnppinem increased in the same ratio, as this impossibility decreased. We see, therefore, the gold changed into silver?the silver into iron, till we come to the present age?the age of paper and small potatoes. 1 was led to make this observation by seeing some very silly remarks, fortunately in an evening paper only ; 1 say fortunately in an evening paper, because there is every probability, that those one-sided judgments were covered in a few hours, with the black veil of a dark night's darker oblivion. And is it not ridiculous to draw a comparison between artists, who are not only different from, but entirely contrary to each other 1 The attempt wouia puzzle a " l'lulaaelpnia lawyer, even if those sowers aud reapers of discord could have any thing to do with harmony. But since one cannot talk in the present excitement of the " Scylla" Ole Bull, without falling into the " Charybdinr'JVieux Temps, i will offer a few remarks, and hope that my impartiality may be considered a sufficient excuse for my presumption. Before entering into any particulars, I deem it necessary to state, that I have followed the career of Artot, Bull and Vieux Temps during the last eight years, and although not iiersonally acquainted with either of them, I could tell the lights and shadows of their artistical lives, perhaps as accurately as their most intimate friends. I shall treat of them in the same order as that in which they made their appearance, and consider them both us composers and [>erformers. Artot.?Artot never appeared, to my knowledge, as a boy performer. He studied in retirement and first attracted public attention in Paris by his i/wirtctto toirtesand concerts.I I had, moreover, opportunities of hearing him in several distinguished salons, and for the last time, if I am not mistaken, at Madame Furtado's, where he performed in a duett on airs from Rossini's " William Tell," in company with a Spanish pianist. anui ? i-uiii|h>biuuiis are iuii 01 ieeung aim rhythms; although difficult, tbey can be easily played hy every good violinist. This is a great merit, as unfortunately most of our modem composers write merely for their own individual execution. If one has an admirable shake, you are sure to find at every tenth bar a succession of shakes; a second introduces endless anx'gios; and a third nothing but staccatos. Artot does not write pieces for the sake of introducing difficulties, but introduces difficulties in confonnity with the character of his pieces. I should certainly desire to find in his productions a little more originality, and would advise him, not to restrict himself to the exclusive composition of Faulasias on modern aire, because they incur the risk of going out of fashion with the air. But although I do not approve similar compositions, yet 1 cannot blame him ; these fantasias being the order of the day, as variations were six or eight years ago, and certainly if Shakspeare allows a day to each dog, it would be unjust to deny to u'poor fantasia the same right. If I do not place Artot in the first rank as a composer, I cannot but grant him a'throne among the crowned heads of Euterpe. His bowing is calm and graceful, the tone of great sweetness, and at the same time full of energy; his adagio is admirable ; it is liubini's singing transported on to the violin. Artot frequently copies Rubini's style (and in truth he could not have found a better model) i c i n onuno T iinio A? T n*mtv?AMMAAM which is, by t?ie bye, one of his best compositions: there is a tear in his strings and a tear also in the ?ye of the listener|when he plays it. In conclusion hisplayinp generally is tasteful and correct; a quiet glow of enthusiasm pervades all lis performances, and he sheds over the audiencc i light as placid as the moon's. I give him, morejver, great credit for avoiding certain claptraps, which always seem to say to the public, now apMaud me. Ole Bt'll.?Ole Bull is more than an artist, he s a wonder. No artist had ever more to contend A-ith rliquts than he. He has been deservedly exoiled to the skies in a great many of the most musical cities of Europe, as in Munich, Hamburgh, Vienna. In <other cities, as in Paris, he was the victim of a kind of cameraderie, which being driven away by the sarcasms of Scribe's admirable play of the same name, appears to have fixed its head inarters at the office of the "Courier des Etats Unis." I deem it a duty, both as a musician and in admirer ?f French liberality, to protest against the ungenerous course adopted by this paper. It makes faults out of peculiarities of style, which ire inherent to the school to which Ole Bull beongs. The aiticle quoted from the " Gazette Mulicale" .was, in a very few points, correct, four /cars ago, when Ole Bull had hardly made his ap>earance ; his adagio was not so finished as it now s, nor did he possess so wonderful a staccato as he ioes at present. Ole Bull flew in the face of the <icKiy, simpering style 01 Keriot ana tiliys, the ( lollowness of which is proved hy the shortness of | its existence. The opposition lie met with at that ( time bore reference rather to the school of Paganini, (whose true son he is) than to the performer himself. As a performer, Ole Bull is, and will most likely J be unsurpassed; his only rival is dead?I mean i Paganini; for, although Sivori claims to be a branch of the same tree, yet he lakes quite a different direction, of which I shall perhaps sjKjak hereafter. Ole Pull's style of playing is simple and unafiected. i His adagio is not'so melting as Artot's; not in consequence of a deficiency in power, hut because I that purely sentimental style is incompatible with his school. But if he chooses " to sing," as in the I " Prayer of a Mother," his performance is full of pathos and majesty. llis staccato, particularly in prestissimo movements, is by far more finished lhan Paganini's, because Ole Bull began where Paganini left off. I studiously avoid saying anything about his trick a In Ravel, of playing a quarteito and the accompaniments, because 1 am at a loss for words It is only to ne regretted that this Herculean feat requires rather an unusual broadness of bow, which renders, of course, purity and sweetness of tone a malter of paramount difficulty, but which is nearly always most admirably over come t>y mm. rfOle Hull is a follower of Paganini, not onlv in his iTaving, but also in his com|M>sitions. We find there the same originality which borders somstimes on eccentricity, the same neglect oi all passages, which do not abound in difficulties, and a too frequent introduction of the staccato. Paganini's compositions did not possess great intrinsic value; they are fit for holidays, but not for very day's wear. The best proof of this statement is, that nobody plays, or can play Paganini, except Ole Bull. But 1 must tear myself from the pleasant duty of praising Norway, and cannot but deplore the cruelty of fate, who did not grant the father the delight of witnessing the vindication of his school through his giant son. Viet'x Temps.?The last, but not least is Henry Vicux Temps, who, although only a Knight of the order of St. Leopold, is a king on the violin. 1 have known him longer than Artot and Bull. I heard him years ago, when he visited Vienna for the first time with his father. Vienna was one of those unfortunate cities, which was overrun at that time with myriads of wonder children. But Henri towered above them as the spire of St. Steph-n does over the houses, lie came a sccond time when he was sixteen years old, and played alreadj his own compositions, and created a fanaticism f : .. m :_ t -i_* 1. _r t ...i *> iiii i^iiipi ? ><iiifiihi nil nir,i iiuiik, ui Jiuuu* vico or l'Eclair. I lont sight of him during four years, whfii I met him again in the Oonversatoire in Paris, where lie performed for the first time in Franco one of his concertos. 1 cannot possibly describe his triumphant success. All the othn concerts w ere deserted, while his alone could boast of an immense yiwitr.^London ratified what Pari* said, and America will waft the glory ol his name over her broad continent. VieuxTenips, although noi the greatest perform-r, is certainly the best composer for the violin. His principal merit consists in having mainly contributed to the fast approaching decay of the so called concert compositions. The orchestral parts form no accessory to his violin, but are as necessary to the due appreciation of his compositions, as the character of Hamlet is in Hamlet. Vieux Temps will be dust when his compositions will be full ol life, for they contain the sacred fire: and how admirably does he play them! calm as the smile of the evening star! As a performer. Vieux Tenuis is onlv inferior to one, and that is hrnst, over whom he has only one advantage, that or an extreme surety. His playing is principally distinguished by chastity of conception, although it Tanks perfiajw the originality ? l Ole Hull's. Vieux Temps plays, as Sir Robert Peel speaks, calm but not c:old. It is this calmness which is one of his rarest qualities, and I cannot conceive how one of the critics in this city could find fault with it. Vieux Teinps has created a school of his own; it is a school which repudiates everything only calculated for effect; shakes are sparingly used, st;ic catos few and far between, the fiorituri are simple , its "conditio sine qua non" is tranquillity and clearness of tone. Volumes could still he said of the merits of th?s< three extraordinary artists. Wherever I look I lind everything to praise and nothing to blame. Hut i will not trespass any longer on the patience of your readers, and I conclude by venturing to pive it as my opinion, thut?Artot plays to the heart, Ole Bull to the soul, and Vieux Temps to the intellect. P. 8. The Editor of the "Courier desetatBUnis" is still " hailing on uiy daughter," and he showt little tact in persevering in his obstinacy. His course benefits Ule Hull, of which 1 am very glad; j but it is at the expense of Artot und Vieux Temiw. j The press und the public have decided contrary to i the opinion of the editor of the "Ccurierhe is in the minority, and would do well to act as all minorities do, that is to respect the verdict of the ma- j jority. Euterpe. Accidents.?A young lady fell in the street in a fit of Epilepsy yesterday, and dislocated her left J shoulder joint. She was taken to the Surgical Institute, in Chambers street, and Dr. Bostwick re- J duccd the arm in a few minutes. She is doing ; well. One of the workmen engaged on Palmo'e- i ti r_n r_ ?r.u_ ..-.i ! x utrauc, auhj ltn iiuiu uur ui uie juiia, aiiu iiijuicu himself very much. He was attended by JJr. Boat- j wick, and is thought now to be out of danger. Movements of the Army.?The General Tay- I lor of the Q. M. D. arrived at Key West 30th ult. J from Fort Brook, Tampa Bay, with a reinforce- | ment of troops and officers, and their ladies ; Ma- ! jor Wright commanding Captain Ogden has been in command since the arrival, or since the establishment of the present force there. Naval.?Annexed is a list of the officers a tached to the frigate Congress now in th? Mediterranean:? . Captain Philip K. Voorhees; Lieutenants R.L.Browning, Thornton A. Jenkins), Richard Baclie, Daviil D. Porter, "William Roc kendo rtf; First Lieutenant Marines, B K. Brooke; Second Lieutenant, John C. Orayson; Surgeon, Thomas L. Smith; Purser, Benj. J. Caboose; Chan tain, William G. Jackson; Acting Master, Benj. S. Uantt; Professor of Mathematics, John Pierce, Jr.) Assistant Surgeon, Samuel Jackson; Passed Midshipman, William H. Caldwell; Midshipmen, Kdward R. Calhoun, Robert C. llodgers, Kdward Simpson, J. Q. A. Crawford, Edward Brinley, William Riley, Thomas C. Katon, A. W. Habersham, David P. McCorkle, Watson Smith, Steph?n 1). Luce, Thomas S. Fillebrown, William W.Holmes, William O. Hofl'man, Lehman P. Ashmead, John H. Upshur, Joseph L. Friend, ( has. C. Bayard, Win. R. Mercer, John D. Langhorn; Captain's Clerk, Francis H. Fleming; Purser's Clerk, Henry B. Walker. She was at Port Mahon on the 17th Oct., after a

cruise of nearly six months, during which time she visited the coasts of France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and every port of interest and importance in the Mediterranean. The Falmouth, Capt. Sands, was at Key West 30th ult. Sh# had been in port len days. New York, Dec. 12, 18-13. Bakers and Baking. Mr. Editor:? I am under the impression that you have fell out with your baker, for it's the first time that I have seen your paper so mean as to take after your neighbor over the way, by writing about the bakers getting rich by baking small bread. In yesterday's paper you say that Hour is #4 3-4, and that a barrel makes 245 pounds, and 3 3-2 pounds for lid. gives the baker $3 profit. This is not the case?I can prove to your satisfaction that there is no business in the city that there is more competition in than the baking. In the first place, every good housewife competes with him, by buying flour and baking her own bread?and then vou can buv5. 5 1-2 andti pounds of bread for u shilling, 3 1-2 and 4 pounds for 10d, from 111091 any baker. Now, as to the price of flour, I deny that any good flour can be bought for the price you nanie.^ A baker, who nretends to use a good article, will have to buy sucn brands as Hiram Smith, Ackron. Welman Rhodes, J. O. Smith. Lockport Mills, ana a number of other good brands, which cannot be bought for less than $51-4 at wholesale?and if the baker has to buy from second hands, say in Front street, with the uncurrent money he gets from his customers, and to ask for some credit, he will have to pav from #51-2 to #5 8-4. If you take this into consideration, and the loss attending this business by stale bread?and sometimes the failure of his yeast?you will find it the most contemptible business there is?and as to clearing three dollars profit l>er barrel, it is all nonsense. There is not a baker in tlie city that makes over two uouars ana they are few and far between ; when the Corporalion so far carried out ?r copied from foreigners, as lo regulate this one trade, they then allowed the bakers $3 profit; and in the time of the war, government allowed $1 75 merely for the baking, they Ending the flour, and at the time of the strike among ourneymen bakers for a dojlar a barrel for their work, they were obliged to give it up,as it was proven that a great many of the oosses did not get tnat inuch themselves to pay them out of their profits. As to bakers getting rich, who are they 1 Name them. Do they ride in Broadway t The writer of this has been a baker for the last twenty-five years, ind has known most of the bakers in that time, and for every one you name who is able to pay hisdebts, et alone being rich, I will name you two in the poor louse. Why, ask any well-informed baker who ire the New York bakers, and he will say most of hem are foreigners, Scotch, Irish, Dutch, ?Src. >Scc. \nd why! Because if a master baker has an apprenice, a native, if he does not run away before his mie is oui, ne is suiv to goal some oiner nusiness? urn cartman, mm seller, politician; but quit the }usiness, he is almost sure to do. There is an exception, say U. P. Ward, W. Humbert, I. Snackner, Fno. Harper, Bob Gilmore, Jim Kelly, and a few ithers, and if either of those don't use the best brands ind cost H OB an average, and make less than $2. lien they nave a faculty of doing business that is not tnown to one that commanded the highest wages, is yours, A Foreman. Mr. Editor ? I hear a great deal said from Daniel Webster, jown to small potato politicians, about the disadvantage of the commercial treaties now existing between this country and the smaller powers of Northern Europe, and everybody appears to think that we have decidedly the worst of the bargain. Mr. Upshur's report in this morning's paper, harps again on this subject, and I think it high time people understood a little more of this matter. To be sure those States, particularly Hamburg and Bremen,*?re small, very small republics, and one should suppose the advantage derived from a treaty with them to be triHing indeed, but let it be remembered, that, these two small towns form the concentration of the commerce of thirtv-five mil I ions of people?double the number of the United States-^-and that thus to object to their size is ridiculous in the extreme. And. do people forget the advantage American vessels have (and they use it, too), in carrying freight from other parts of the world to these small places 1 Has the Secretary of State a statement of freight yearly carried to Hamburg and Bremen from foreign ports, such as Cuba, Bahia, Rio, Montevideo?aye, the whole coast of South America 1 If he has not, I can assure him that the amount is by no means triHing, and that it would be worth while to try to collect materialsfor ?uch a statement, and it will be f?und that thi frainers of these treaties were not quite as ignorant is people would make them. Europe wants nothing but Fair Pi,ay. Decemheh, 16th, 1843. City Intelligence. Police.?Saturday, Dec. 16.?A*othkr Kitekotr C*?r. or KMiiKxxt.KMr.nT.?Mr. James Montgomery, who ha? been in the emplay ol yuincy, Davenport Si Co., of , for the pant several yean, an ' book-keeper. ivas arrested this morning, charged by the above lirm ?ith embezzlement of their fundi to a large amount, and lodged in the city prison. From an examination of the Itookx it appears that lie practised his fraud upon the firm by making false entries in the several accounts, in the hooks, in the footings up, and in various other parts so a* to prevent detection. Upon an'examination,'yesterday, upwards of abstracted was detected, and it is nrasumetl that it may reach $10,000. Mr. Montgomery hail obtained the fullest confidence of the firm, and was tnus enabled to commit his acts of fraud and robbery. Yovflr. Birol**.?The grocery store and dwelling of Mr. M. McKeon, corner of Bleeker and (Jrove streets, has been recently twice entered and robbed, the first time ot about in cents, ami the last time, which was on Friday evening, of frt in small change, which w as in the drawer A boy named Mathew McKeon, acquainted with the pre misea, was arrested by otticer Joseph, on suspicion, when he confessed the crime and restored a portion of the money. f oi.oM n Ri roi.ars.?The dwelling of John Roach and Philip Freeman, colored men, at .13 Orange street, was entered through the basement door on Friday morning, and clothing and other articles stolen, valued at f t7 7.V Two colored ooys named Henry Nation and llenry H. Williams alias Kankins, were arrested yesterday by otticer Neallis. when thev confessed the robbery and restored a portion of the stolen clothing, which had been pawned at several pawn-brokers. A Sailor Touched.?Joseph Fran?e?, of this bark Mar cella, wa* induced to enter a house of ill fame in Chamber street, near the corner of VVeit Broadway, in company with a woman named .lane McDonald, on Friday evening While there engaged in her company hi* pantaloon* wac relieved of two f'JO note*, two $10'*, and two half cagl??? making $70 in all. Officer* Joienh and Cockefair arrest, ed the girl yeaterdav but none of the money wan forth, coming. She waa fully committed to answer the offence Thomas Marovev Diii Him.r.n.?An examination was made liefore Justice Matsell at the lower police yeaterday of the case of Mr. Maroner, hntter, of 17(1 Weat street,who wa* charged by a colored man named Thomn* TenbrooV with passing a f 10 and a V note of the fraudulent (Jlobr Hank on him, in change for a hill. Mr. Patrick Doyd, kreper of a public house in Brooklyn, testified that Mr Maroncy was at his house on the morning that the colored man aileges he passed the money upon him, which fact !>eing confirmed by the statement* of aeveral friend* o! Mr. Maroney, th? magistrate di*mi**ed the complaint and the recognizance* of the ac.cn?ed were discharged. (W~ DEN'S THKOLOOYr?Jn?t published. the iecond eilition of "Sparry'a Kxtract* from Den'* popular ( atholic Theology." Sold only to gentlemen, at No. 119 Na*san street, rricc 1UJ cent*, or fb per hundred. Important fu<>h Canada. Our advices from Kingston are to the 9th inst. inclusive. They are rather important. After considerable trouble, and virtuully voting 1 no contidence in Sir Charles Metcalfe, the Canadian Parliament has met with a prorogation. On the 9th inst. the Governor gave the royal assent to the following, and a number of other bills: An act to repeal an ordinance of Lower Canada, entitled "An ordinance concerning bankrupts, and the adminiatration and distribution of their estates and effects," and to make provision for the same object throughout the province of Canada. A11 act to abolish imprisonment in execution for debt, j and for other purposes therein mentioned. An act to continue for a limited time the duties imposed on agricultural produce and live stock imported into this province. An act farther to provide for the establishment and maintenance of common schools, and for apportioning the fund for the support of the same. An act to repeal a certain^act therein mentioned, and to make farther provision for enabling the Provincial (.Jo- | in the Wellaud Canal. An act for taking the census of the inhabitants of Lower Canada and for obtaining certain statistical information therein mentioned. Anjact for the establishment and maintenance ot common schools in Upper Canada. An act to incorporate the members of the Mercantile Library Association of Montreal. An a^tto authorize the Commercial Bank of the Midland District, and the Bank of the Niagara District, to open the books for the transfer of their stock in the citv of London, and to set aside certain portions of their stock lor that purpose. An act to restrain patty processions in certain cases. After this he prorouged the Provincial Legislature witli the subjoined speech:? Honorable Gentlemen qf the legislative Ctuncil, and Gentlemen of the Legislatine *1sseiuhly : In consequence of the interruption which our joint labors have undergone, entirely against my inclination, and from causes over which I nave had no control, l now meet vou for the purpose of relieving you from farther attendance in Parliament. I am sensible of your unremitting application to your arduous duties during the session which has been so unexpectedly shortened, and I trust that the measures which you have passed, and to which l have given the royal assent in her Majesty's name, will prove beneficial to %ie country. Some bills I have been under the necessity of reserving for the consideration of her Majesty's government, either from the impracticability of their being carried into execution, owing to their depending on other measures which have not passed into law, or from their affecting the prerogative of the Crown, or being of a charactei that under the royal instruction renders that proceeding imperative. Gentlemen of the House of Assembly : I thank you for the readiness with which you have voted the necessary supplies. It will be my duty to take care that they be disbursed with the utmost economy consistent with the efficiency of the public service. llonorabU Gentlemen and Gentlemen : 1 trust that on your return to your homes you will, by precept and example, endeavor to secure the blessings of narmony and brotherly love among all classes of the community. Peace and happiness will render our country a desirous place of refuge lor the superfluous population of the parent stato, whose settling here is fraught with benefit to themselves and to the colony : while discord and strife must have the opposite effect of deterring them from connecting their destinies with those of a country unceasingly troubled. I humbly hope that the blessing of the Almighty will rendsrthis a prosperous aud happy land, reaping the fruits of its own industry, and enjoying the powerful protection of our gracious Sovereign as an integral portion of the British Empire. I will now, gentlemen, say farewell; and 1 trust we shall meet again to renew our efforts for the public good with greater success. The Speaker of th? Legislative Council then declared that it was the pleasure of the Governor General that the Parliament should stand prorogued tn Mnmluv tVm IKtVi rlnv rtf Tnrmnrv iiPYt Thus has this curious assembly of English and French ended. From Texas.?By the New York, we have received Houston papers to the 28th ult., and Galveston to the 3d inst. Captain Duncan has erected a steam sugar mill on bii plantation on the Caney. This we believe is the first steam sugar mill that has been erected in Texas. The culture of sugar is extending with astonishing rapidity in that section. Charles Heningcr was on the 11th inst., sentenced by Judge Morris to be hung on the 9th of December next, for the murder of Mr. Tyson. Hott'mester was also sentenced to be hung on the first Monday in August next; but as .here are many palliating circumstances in his favor, it i* not improbable that he will be parponed. The agricultural productions of the country appear to be abundant. Corn is selling on the Trinity, firazos, and Colorado rivers at thirty cents a bushel, and it is suggested that a profitable trade might be carried on in that irticle with tne West India Islands. It could be delivered there at fifty cents a bushel, and a fair profit be made at that price. The Houston Telegraph says :? It is well known, however, that corn can generally be purchased in the market at New Orleans at a cheaper rate than in New York, and if the trade with the West Indies would be profitable ; it is a little surprising that the merchants of New Orleans have not already taken advantage >f it, and driven the New York merchants from the West IUUIB IHUlRriP. Ah IIH3} I'HH lliMU' Willi lllUSt? IhlUUUB UJXJIl equal term* with regard to duties as the northern merchant!, they surely would have the advantage in the tacilitv of communication, the cheapness of corn and other produce and the cheapness of freight. Whenever the price of corn in Texas, however, is less than at New Orleans, there is no doulit that a profitable trade in this article can he opened with the West Indies." The German settler? in Austin and Colorado counties, are represented as in a flourishing condition. They came 0 Texas in very necessitous circumstances. They emigrated from five to ten years ago. Most of them brought lothing to the country with them, hut their families ; all their means being exhausted by their arrival. But they -till retained a fund, which nothing, save disease and bodily infirmity could render unavailable?their industry, kill and energy?their moral feelings, habits and common sense? all the funds necessary to acquire every thing ;n Texas. The Kentucky Colony is high up the Trinity, and is in 1 flourishing condition. Wheat and every variety of {rain grows well. We understand that they are erecting ine manufacturing mills, an advantage that the small treams tributary to the Trinity in that region of Texas idmirably facilitate. Col. Lewis P. Cook, who is under arrest and close confinement at Bastrop, was Secretary oUthe NaTy under Jen. Lamar's administration. He is a gentleman of line ibilities and great courage. He was educated at West Point to whicn institution he obtained admission by personally applying to Oen. Jackson when President of the United States, having walked on foot from some jiortion >f Kentucky all the way to Washington, and stating the 'act that he had neither friends nor money, which, as he himself says, were sufficiently evident from his tattered ippearance.?AVtr Orleans Courier, Dec. 6. Yucatan.?The Delfinu, from Campeachy, arrived yesterday, having left on (he 25th. We learn that, on the 19th inst. the new Governor, Mendez, took he reini of Government. In the valedictory address of the acting Governor, Barbachano, a recommendation was vade to accept the proposals made by Mexico in August a?t ; and the French brig of war Griflbn, was awaiting he arrival of the Yucatan commis?ioneers from Merida: '.o convey them to Vera Cruz, from which place they will proceed "forthwith to the capital. Congress closed its sesdon on the 17th ultimo.?iv. Or/fans lferald, Dt c. 6. News from Havana?The Spanish dramatic troupe arrived in Havana on tin* 27th ultimo. They >urpose plaving in the Tacon Theatre By private infornation we learn that General Sentamanat, the Command ini ttenerai ana (Governor 01 1 onasco, arrived at Havana ?n the 21st ult. He was received with many public denonstriitions of regard, he being a nativ e of Havana, and onnected with some of the first fiimilies there. Hrick Business.?This is a great business in Philadelphia. l.ook at the Annexed statistics :? Bricks Bi rni n. per 1000. 1841?58,630,000?average sales at $7 25, $434,752 60 1842?51,515,000 " 6 00, 309,080 00 1843?49,700,000 " 6 25, 260,924 00 The wages paid to workmen arc from 12J to 20 per ccnt ess this year than in 1842. MvsTERiors Affair in Alabama.?A trial is ibout to take place in Motiroe county, under circumstance* of mystery and excitement. A gentleman of vlonroe county recently died, in possesion or many valuable and important papers, which could not be found when ought for by the heirs. On the arrival of a brother of the deceased from an adjoining county, an enquiry was instituted, and the result was, the arrest by warrant, of * very respectable citizen of Claiborne, an intimate friend >f the deceased, on the charge of purloining the property. Senator Bagby is retained for the defence.?Mobile Refilter, Drc.T. Tiie SftTrtAR Crop?We hear very desponding tccounls respecting the prospects of the sugtirplnniers in the interior. We (have it upon the authority of a rentleman who speaks from personal observation, that the rop# in I.nfourcliH Interior and Tern: Bonne w ill not 1.1 . .L . . ,1 I . v i*'l< i HI i lie llimoil, morr muii ???n mc iisiihi av?THfl**, illfl '.hut those on the cowl will not yield more than twohints. The quality of that produced, however, will be ;ood. The reasons assigned for this, are the prevalence >f warm weather, and the absence of frost. Owing to these causes the cane has continned to grow, and prevented it* ripening, until it has become sappy. Many of .he mills hail been compelled to stop until the recent frost nabled them to resume operations. Amazements. Chatham Titeatrk.?In conscquence of the ?uc ewi of the new piece, " The Spy of St. MnrcV" ind a unanimous call on the purt of the audience for Its ;ontinuance, the manager has determined to re prat it igain on Monday night. It is really n gem in the line of ipectacle and melo-drama, and ought to ne continued for a month to come ; but there being a press of novelty now >n hand, it must be Nhortly withdrawn. The neat spectacle ol the Irresistibles, in the production of which Mr. J. U. Phillip* has proved himself a most efficient drill-master, will constitute most of the bill, and aiso the eccentric heel ind toe evolutions of Master Diamond The new grand Iramaofthe Bohemians, of which the manager has secured he ecclusive copy, comes next on the lapit. We shall !iave more to say of this piece to-morrow. Lust week of Mine M. A. tinnnon at the Amerih11 Muiu'iim.?She itppcurxin a comic monologue, n which she sustains several different charnrters, to the . erfectdelight'of her audience, Mi** M. K. Adair in nliio ngeged, together with Mr. Sherman, the popular ballad dnger, J. O. Dooth, the comic linger, and ??veral other* it ?|Ml repute, indeed, the attract ion* of tke plMI are 'onitnntly incrcaiing, and with many such addition* i? TomTnlimb, the Oyjwie*,tlie fortune telling t^Meen, he. here will of cource be full hounca. BY THE SOUTHERN MAIL. Washington. [f'oirefpondence of the Herald.] Washington, Dec. 14, 1843. Mil. Bennktt:? Dear Sir? The Committee of Ways and Means in the House, before whom the Titrifl question will come up, in said to be strongly " anti-tariff." The Chairman, Mr. McKay, and Dixon H. Lewis, are well known for their opposition to the tariff. The Oregon and Texas (juestions will come before the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Chairman is C. J. Ingersoll of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rhett, the reputed editor of the .Spectator of this city, a Calhoun paper, is next on this Committee. Of the other members, on both these Committees, I will intorin you more particularly hereafter. The reason assigned by the Post Office Department for not allowing franked and unpaid letters to go in the Editor's Mail, is, that they are distributed at your end of the route without passing through the Post Office. Po that if not paid at this end, they cannot be paid at all. Mr. Kelly, the early friend of the President, is in town. Mr. Slamni will not probubly succeed in getting Mr. Wetniore, the Navy Agent, removed, lie is about returning to New ^ ork?and I cannot say that he has accomplished any thing since he has been here?for I presume he will not succeed in fingering any of the public printing. The j>a|>er8 will now begin to announce, what I reported a week ago, that the cabinet nominations have been handed in tothe Senate, and will doubtless be confirmed. The last Globe contains the following:? " In one brief editorial article of the Madisonian of November'J2, (written, an \v? think, from it* texture, by Mr. Henshaw?certainly not by the feeble pen of John Jones,) we are anathematized to the gathenng-in members of Congress in terms sufficiently strong to startle the nerves of the firmest friends." It is but justice to Mr. Henshaw to say, that he has never written an article for the Madieonian. Mr. Hackett, Mr. Vandenhoff, and Mr. Etchings, all played last evening at the National Theatre. Mr. Richings played General Washington (in the play of that title, written expressly for hitn^ in a very superior style, and with tne high aporofmtion of many memnera of Congress, and otners who were present. Hackett, as Nimrod Wildfire, played with his usual success. Congress are doing almost literally nothing at all ?nor will they do anything of importance until aCter the holidays. S. B~ TWENTY-B1GHTH CONGRESS. FIRST 8K8SION. Senate* Friday, Dec. 15?12 M. Me?saoe from thk President?After prayer and the reading of the miautes, John Tyler, jr., presented several messages from the President in writing. Supposed to be nominations. Petitions?The usual number and variety of petitions were then presented in respect to pensions, the establishment of military posts south and west, the boundaries of some of the western states, Sec. IIemp.?Mr. Morkhkad, of Kentucky, said that on the last day of the last session, ana almost at the last hour, he had introduced a resolution to cause to be translated a pamphlet in the Russian language upon the culture of hemp. But it was too | late to be ucted on. He now perceived that by the Secretary of the Navy's Report, the pamphlet had been translated, and wa?? appended to that Report. He now made the motion to nrint 4 or 600?say tOO additional copies of it for the use of t.he Senate. Mh. Kino opposed the printing with M few remarks. Mr. Morkhkad advocated it on the ground of the great value of the pamphlet, on account of the .superior knowledge of the Russians upon that subject. On taking the vote it was ordered to print 4*^0 extra copies. Several bills were next read twicc and referred to the appropriate committees Among them was a bill to transfer,to Mississippi certain inundated lands, by Mr. Walt er; another by Mr. Breese to establish the Northern Boundary of Ohio; another bv Mr. Porter respecting the Surveyor (>enera) of Ohio. There were one or two others of more local interest which we could not hear. Indeed, it ? almost impassible, where the reporter of the Herald sits, to hear any one continued sentence that is uttered in the Sen ate below. Mr. Hi'ntingtok introduced ? bill, which was read twicc and referred, requiring the nomination of the Assistant Postmaster General to be confirmed bv the Senate. Another bill was also read, respecting the establishment of an Insane Hospital in the District of Columbfc?scarce a word of which could be heard. Mr. Bayard then moved, that when the Senate adjourn, it adjourn to Monday next. The Senate then went into secret session upon Executive business |supposed to be the nominations.] After a cession of half an hour, the Senate resumed its icsoion again. Mr. CoLqutr [then announced the'death of tho Hon. John Millen. member elect from Georgia. The Senate adjourned. House of Representative*. WasiuhiJTo!*, Dec. 15, 1843. The House, by consent of the inover (Mr. Davis, of Ky.,) postponed the consideration of the resolution affecting the rights of the persons claiming seats from the States of New Hampshire, Georgia, Mississippi and Missouri, until to-morrow. The resolution of Mr. Barnard, of N. Y., to tmend the journal of Tuesday last, by inserting the protest of the majority, in like mannerwaspostponed until to-morrow. Exercises t'n the Churches? Bound over. H Fames Gordon Bennett, Esy.:? h Deak Sir :? H It has been'raining the entire day?the stre<tsM are, therefore, filled with mud, and the crossingaH almost impassable. H Saint Paul's new Roman Catholic Church, near^| the corner of Christian and Tenth street, will hcH opened for the divine service of Almighty (?od io-H morrow. The Right Rev. Dr. O'Connor will preach, aml^J mn?? will lie celebrated at half-pMt ten o'clock in the mor-^H wwuiricmrui unpiuu Minisicr* Will TDCt'i on JVIOIll?y afternoon at two o'clock, ot the Kirtt Church, La Orange I'laco. Lecture* on tlir " Second Ailvcnt ol Christ in 1843,'' will be delivered in the Saloonlof the Chinese Museum, to-morrow (Sabbath) at ten o'clock in the morning, thrra in the afternoon, and seven o'clock in the evening. Seatl Iree to all. 1 The Presbytery of Newark, N. J., on Friday, ordained and installed Rev.Thomas H. Skinner, Jr.,Pa?tor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Patterson, N.J. The const] tutional (|iieations weie proposed and the ordaining |<rayet made by the Hev. A. D. Kddy : the Rer. Dr. Skinner, o( New York, (father o( the candidate) preached the sermon; the Rev. K. Cheever Rave the charge to the pastor, and the Rev. Mr. Vance to the people. The exercises for to-morrow (Sabbath) evening are va rled, and as far as I can ascertain, are briefly summed up below, to wit: In the saloon of the Museum, Dr. Lardner will give his first " Bridgewater Lecture," which was delivered on Sabbath evening in Boston and Providence te large audiences; in the third Reformed Dutch Church, Or. Bethune will lecture on the " Tract Cause;" in Saint lohn's, Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Kenrick will lecture on " the Kxerciseof the Primacy;" in Saint John's, Protestant Kpiscopal Church, Northern Liberties, the Reverend Dr. Ducachet will preach on " The Real Presence In the llcilv Kiiehnrmt " in tbe Lombard Street Univeriuligt Church the Rev. Ashar Moore will lecture on " The Rich Man and Lazarus,nfrom Lake XVI. 10,31 ; in the Kiflh rreshyterian Church the Rev. Mr Graves will preach a discourse in opposition to L'nivep -alistn, from the text "<!od is Love"; in the I'hrrnix Street (Kensington) Universalis! f'hurch the Rev John H. tielinn will lecture on "Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost,'' from Mathew XII. 81, M. and Mark III. W, 39; ?nd in the New Jerusalem chapel the pastor will lecture " In relation to the end of the World " The persons arrested nt the eitnhlishment corner o( Seventh and I'hesnnt street*, h few evenings since, were this morning bound ??er hj the Mayor in th? sum of one thousand dollars to the quarter Suasions. 1 he House then proceeded to the consideration of the resolution of Mr. L>romqooi.k, of Vh., to prevent hereafter an insertion upon the journal of the House of any paper which the majority may not chose to entertain. Mr. Collamek, of Vt., gave his reasons in a brief argument against the rule. Mr.C. Johnson said he was friendly to the amendment, and would vote for it. Hut he thought it ought not to be discussed at this time, and therefoic moved the previous question ; which was ordered. The adoption ofRules and order* then became the order of business, and the Rules were adopted. Mr. Oiddiixgs of Ohio gava notice that when the Rules came up again he should move to amend the 33d Rule, (late the 31st which prohibit! the reception of Abolition memorials,) by receiving all memorial* except those which proposed the repeal of existing law?. The subject of the Rules then gave way te other business. Mr. McKay of North Caraolina, moved the printing of 10,000 additional copies of the Report of the Secretary of the Treasury. Am amendment was proposed to add 1ft,000 more, and 2S.OOO copies in all are, therefore, ordered ^o be printed. A resolution was introduced, proposing the Repeal of the last Congress converting the the -id Regiment of Dragoons intofu Regiment oi Infantry, and proposing that the regiment be remounted. Mr. J IrtGr.usoix offered a resolution calling for information in reference to the proposed adjunction of the At lantic with the Tacilic Ocean. Mr. Styles of Georgia, in the midst of a score of members anxious to bring various proposition* before the (louse, rose to announce the death of Col. Joht Milled, t'lecte<l a member of the 18th Congress. Col. M died in I :ieorgia on the Iftth of October last, at the age of 40. He left no relative to mourn hii lost excepting a aister, !>ut nan? frianda who, both here and in Georgia, Mr. 8. said, ould hear witness to the virjuea and the abilities of the leceased. The House adopted the usual resolutiona of reapect to the memory of the deceased, and then adjourned. Philadelphia. (Correspondence of the Herald.) Philadelphia, Dec. 1ft, 1843. The Weather?Opening of a new Church? Baptist Ministers' Conference?Second Advent Lecturei ?Ordinatian and Installation?Dr. iMrdner's lecture on Sunday evening?Sabbath evening

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