Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 21, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 21, 1845 Page 2
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lint* tli* world look? on quietly, and enjoys the tun which their mutual bespattering produces. At the Uie banquet, given to Mr. O Connell by the Kep'uleraol Tipi>er?rv, that honorable and learned gentleman, in the course ot u long speech, made the following observations: "Let t?J? cycle but com# round lor Enfclsnd (ar.d it is coming Ireland will have her own again, and Eng- ! land will t'? obliged to a?k lor that alliance which we me now rea !y to make ?en alliance of leparate states under the one monarch, with our own Parliament to pro- j tortus a* the sol* source of legislation for the country (Cheer* ) Even in little thing" one perceives the deeper interest that the people of England and the Eng lith press take in Ireland. I remember when the Time. newspaper had no better words for our venerated cler gv than "surpliced ruttians" and "bigoted tyrants;" and tor the peoplo, "a filthy and ferocious rabble." They use bettor language now?they even send over a com missioner, in the hope that that comtr issioner would be able to report some advance in prosperity. Why, how could they expect this ? Has not Lord Devon's report proved the reverse?has it not distinctly stated to the Parliament and people of England that nearly one-half the population of Ireland are in the greatest state of dis tress-that they are badly housed, badly clothed, badly fed?that their houses are pervious to rain, and unshel tered against the winter blast?that a bad or a blanket is a luxury scarcely ever experienced, and that the pea sant holds no possession but his dung-heap and his mise ry? Has not Lord Devon's report informed them of that ?and what need had they of a commission? I will tell you. They wanted somebody to adduce some evidence ol prosperity after 40 years ol the union. Well, the com missioner has come, and I kam exceedingly amused by the fellow: he is a cemical sort of chap. The way that these newspaper writers generally practice is this; when once informed that they are to be sent on ajourney.they most commonly write'their letters before they start, and afterwards make a finish by the addition of a few- sentences (iheer* and laughter.) This Timet fellow?his name is Foster (not a good name for Ireland)?began by publish ing a letter on political economy?truths that everv man was familiar with since the days of Adam Smith,? such truths as that two and two make four?that five and seven make twelve?matter and thinga that no mav would dream of denying or questioning ; and having ar rived at conclusions of that importance, he goes on to describe the |>eople of Ireland. (Hear, hear * Do you know what be found out ? That the women of Ireland are ugly. (" Oh, oh !") He nevar was in Tippersry. I think. (Cheers.) 1 know I never could see one - I wish the fellow were here to point out one to me. Could he point out half a dozen ugly women in this room to night ??could he pick out one. the vagabond? (Great cheera and laugh'er.) Well, then, he goes on to say. that any of the Irish who are strong and active derive those qualities from an admixture of Saxon blood. He speaks with reference to the acknowledged superiority of the Irish, as proved by the Scottish and Belgian phi losophers, but lie seemed to forget tbo most important part of his reasoning. The Irish are the strongest lie cause they have some Saxon blood in them ? Why, the English have nothing else in (hem, and yet he makes the paradoxical assertion that a part it greater than the whole?that tho Irish, with an admixture of Saxon blood, are stronger than the English with nothing else. These are the sort of lellows they send amongst us to instruct the English on the state of Ireland ; but 1 have the pleasure ol telling the women of Tipperary?if it be worth their while to think of it?that he is an awfull) uely fellow himself?he is, in fact, known by the title of " Ugly always." Why, really it does us no harm at all to meet with these things?they are symptomatic of the anxiety of English public writers and English statesmen to find fomi excuse for checking the onward progress of the cause ;abut the progress of Repeal cannot be checked by the folly of one set of individuals or by the crimes of another. (Hear, hear.) Every opposition must shrink beiore the might and majesty ot Ireland. Repeal will rs of lif give to Ireland the waters of life pure and unalloyed, and unmixed with mephitic vapors. They shall be ad ministered by a resident Parliament acting for the people protecting and encouraging the industry ot the" land, nd giving peace, liberty, and prosperity to old and giving peace, liberty,"and prosperity to old Ireland. (Cheers.) Prance. The fortifications of Paris are pretty nearly finish ed The big wall, which surrounds the entire town, is quite completed, but in several places the ditch i? not dug out. (1 urn not using technical language, but your readers will understand me.) Most of the detached forts are completed, but some will not be terminated for some little time. These gigantic for tifications have sprung up literally as if by magic ; and, from their solidity, they will remain lor ages, a monument ot energy misapplied, wealth uselessly squandered. As to their ev:r being brought into use against a national enemy, 1 think it very impro bable: tor if an enemy can march to the very walls of Paris, he can either take it, or starve out its in habitants. The Government has just published its tabular statement ol the Custom House returns tor the last eight months. The import duties are one hundred and one millions of francs during that period, being seven millions and a half more lhan for the same space of time in the year 1R43, and one million more than for last last year. A circular railroad around Paris, to communi cate with all the points ot departure of tha great roads, is in contemplation The government is said to be determined to erect extensive fortifications on all the most im portant points of the coasts. At Havre, in particu lar, the defences will be very formidable. Great activity prevails in all the dockyards, and every ex ertion is to be made to nut the national marine into n position ol strength and efficiency. At Rochfort. within the last few days, upwards of six hundred men have been taken oil in the dockyard, and in other places large numbers of hands have been em ployed . Theatricals, die. Miss Cusirvtan.?The London Morning Herald i-ays that this distinguished lady has been lately playing at Manchester, where she has made no lit tle sensation. The accounts which appear in the local papers speak in i lowing terms of the intelli gence, the energy, and the delmeattve skill she displays. The reputation of this actress is travel ling far and wide; and in a short time there can be no doubt it will equal that of Miss O'Neill.? She is engaged, we have been informed, to ap pear at the Princess's Theatre in the course ot a week or two. Embarkation of Van Amhurgh's Menagerie f New York ?On the 22d inst. the inhabitants Newington were surprised to see an elephant (p < jia.-ed iiv \ in Amburgh from the proprietors ot I Surrey Zoological Gardens) fiein j taken along t road leading from the Surrey Gardens to the St. b marine's docks, for the purpose of going on bon the Toronto line of nacket ship, proceeding fr< London to New York, on board of which w as t remainder of Mr. Van.Amburgh's animals. Two three attempts were made to get the animal throu the streets before they were crowded with pass* gers, but proved useless. At 3 o'clock in the mo: mg, the lirst attempt was made with the keejie hut the elephant objected very strongly to go, th then tried again in another way, but great damn was done in the neighborhood of the gardens in c< sequence of the elephant tearing up the iron railir in the front of some small houses. He also co mitted great havoc in a Tom and Jerry shop T keepers, finding they could not lead htm along qui !y, with the assistance of Mr. Van Amburgh, cha -dins two fore feet together, and attached a rope ihem, then brought it round the body and fasten it to the right hind leg. There were two long ro| fastened to each of his fore legs which the men I in number) took hold of, he was then led throu the borough, with two keepers, with small pik walking behind him, two with pitchforks on ea side, and one man on the right side, with a kind halberd attached to his ear. The elephant was blei tug in several places, his right ear in particular, ? Ins left fore leg, in consequence of the chain rubb it at every step he took The elephant, it is said an old one of the male kind. Mr. Van Amburgh l>erinteiided the taking him along,and greatdiffici was found in driving him over London bridge, consequence of his turning his hack, so that it quired the kee(ters to use their forks and sptket vfter passing London bridge, no difficulty wasfoi in getting him to the docks, and on board the ; onto, which lay close to the entrance of the do They started from the gardens ut 10 o'clock A. 1 and hud the elephant safely on board, in a sit wooden house, built on deck for the purpose, a ,'iarter to 12 A. M. For some weeks past there have been staytn Brighton, many of the old sterling actors of drama. Mr. and Mrs. Hoojier, of our theatre, pened to pay a visit to Mr. l.iston at his lodging r moment when they lound assembled in fiis r Mr. Charles Kemble, Mr. R. Jones, Mrs Gl Mrs. Orger, Mr C. Matthews and Madame Vei ill of whom we believe are still in Brighton Li was in the. stage box at the theatre on Monday, remained during the play ol the "Hunchback " appears to be quite an invalid. Mr. and Mr Matthews are staying on the Marine Parade, are engaged to perform at the theatre. The great dannrure Taglioni was to have appe last night at the theatre, but was prevented by den and severe indis|>osition ?Edinburgh A finer, 15th uit. Mr. C. Kemble is giving his "Readings Shakspeare," at Crosby Hall, London. Mr. Hy Russell is on a visit to Liverpool, at tng the twopenny concerts. About as much vocal powers art- worth Drvry Lanf..?The third season und tr the pr management commenced on Saturday with Halle s 0|>era of "The Enchantress," and a nev " t, composed expressly tor this theatre by M. c Georges and M. Alberi The new ballet iscalle "Marble Maiden," and is m story of the Pygm class, assigned to the times ol Lorenzo dei Met New Pieces.?Aiiodier of those very racy t latinos, or rather adaption ot French vmide was produced at the Lyceum, from the pen o A VVigun. The house, which was a very lull ? as in u continued roar front beginning to en< i? called "Next Door." A new tarc?- wasprodoced h! the Adelphi, wi very striking title ol ".Seeing Wright." It is t random, ad libitum character that_almost defii oription. It was successful. The English Tom Thumb.?Richard Ga the son of humble parents, who reside at Asht n ~"oiiiersetshire, i* no more ihan two feel i dies in height The proprietors of the Am hi Thumb, when til that neighborhood, se the little fellow, Hnd wished very much to take him under tlieir ptlronage, but liia parents then rcluaed, from a verv laudable anxiety to have him put to school, where he evinced a remarkable aptitude for profitttnir by the instruction bestowed upon htm. He IS very ii#elligent, and Mn:*s,iluucea, and wields the broad sword in a marvellous manner. His deli- j verv of the fine " Old English Gentlemau is h'tmor ou-1 v clever. Though much better proportioned than the American Tom Thumb, his hands and feet are exactly the size of the latter hhputian hero. It is a surprising lad that he has not grown a particle these ten years When dressed in child s clothes, he has the apjiearancf of a boy three years old ; although his features are those of maturer age, but of pleasing apiR-arance. llis frame is rather thick set ; and be ing considered by many persona to possess a strong resemblance to the Emperor Napoleon, his school fellows are said to have given him the distinguished name of the 11 Emperor Tom Thumb." H# is so nimble that he could walk twenty miles a day ; and his rapid progress in writing, dancing, singing anil sword exercise, is remarkable. In short, he is an accomplished, pleasing, and marvellously little dwarf. On the 27th ult., the performers ot the Adelpln Theatre presented Mr. Benjamin Webster, the les see, in conjunction with Madame Celeste, Wl|h a superb silver vase of 136 ounces, w'';s,l'" ,a>' |1t; as a mark of respect for his liberality and public ' A most amusing and deservedly '? piece in one act, entitled ^ itWas was brought out at the llavmarket Theatre. from the beginning a decided hit. . F T On the 19th ult., Madame Ortai, Man?, F. Ls blache, and John Parry, sang * Mr. \ enuii s concert, Reading; and on the foHwing day a! Cheltenham ; week after visited Plymouth, Exeter, Bath, Bristol, Clifton, and Brighton. Mr. Weiss, of Drury Lane '1 heatre (basso), and Miss Barrett, the vocalist, a ct-devant PujJil of the Roval Academy of Music, were earned on the ?> )th inst. A capital nursery lor nice little wives is the Royal Academy, for there the following gentle men met with helpmates: Bnzzi, Burnett, Bishop, E Loder, A. Shaw!>. and W. Segu.n Hullah, Sey mour, Maggione, Budd, Groom, Vickery, Howell, I Burnett, w. S. Bennett, F Lablache, Mactarren, C. Ilenfrer, Thornhill, and several others. A Musical Festival, on a very grand scale, win be held at Birmingham the last week in August, IHjb (which is much earlier than usual), under the airac tion of Mendelssohn, who is to produce a new ora torio on the occasion; the Hereford meeting will he held after the Birmingham one. Mr. John Parrv concluded his engagement at the Haymarket Theatre on the 19th ult., having sung between the dramatic nieces every night, lor sev eral weeks, with undiminished success, Albert Smith's song, "Young England," and substituting some other butfo ronjance, when encored, which he regularly was, accompanying himself on an Lrard grand pianoforte. Paius ?The Italian Opera opened on the 6ih inst. The api>earance ot he songsters and songstresses of sunnv Italy is always considered the iormal com mencement of the lashionable season; but it is not unt il within a month or six weeks later that the beau monde begins to arrive in considerable numbers,and it is not before the beginning ot the new year that the verv fashtonable folks consent to appear. But the Parisians do not wait lor them; they begin to amuse tnemselves with right hearty good will aa soon as ever the commencement ot bad weather renders the country disagreeable, and they keep up the tun until the bright blue sky, the smiling face ot | nature, and the glorious sun, make the town lnsup 1 portable. In this respect, as in many others, the 1 ?t , risians act with five hundred times more common sense ttnin your Cockneys?tor those said Cockneys ! flock to London in spring and summer, and delight | in the country during the dreary winter?the absurd I donkeys. I Francais.?A comedy in five acts, written by Messrs Desnoyers and N'us, has been well received 1 at the Francais, under the title of L'Ensirnement \Iutuel, and though exhibiting nothing calculated to restore the better days of French comedy. | Varietes.?The only other novelty is a one act ' piece at this theatre called La Samaritaine, too in significant to retain the least hold on the memory; fnrturately Boufle, with hia inimitable Michael Perrin, followed to reward the spectator for having | sat out so much absurdity with patience. **?Ronconi, on passing through Naples, ?? route for Paris, sang for one night at the San Carlos; the theatre was crowded to the ceding, and he was ? most enthusiastically received The opera he se : lectcd was " La Beatrice," and he proved himself (say the accounts,) both an ac or and a singer ol i the very first order Koncont was admirably sup ported by Madame Bishop in " Beatrice," and both were recalled several times to receive the enthusi- I 1 astic plaudits of the public. Madame Bishop, who | has been a chief supporter of the San Carlos, and a prodigious favorite of the public, is about to quit Naples. She is engaged for the carnival at Milan. ' Staudiol?Extract of a letter from Vienna .? "On the day ot Staudigl's arrival here, from his vi sit to England, a grand serenade v ill be given him, , before his hou.-e; the street will be guarded by po lice, and a grand fite will take place First will be a chorus, with quartets; a young Englishman, (Mr. John Gregg), who is studying the art of singing there, is entrusted with the solo part. The celebra ted Strauss, with the whole of his band, about 100. The chorus will be from 50 to 60 persons. Staudigl is to know nothing of this. A friend of his will en gage him to his favourite game of chess while things are prepared. The serenade will not take place until ten o'clock at night. The whole of the street will be illuminated. There will be an assem bly of about 1000 persons. This wilj be the first serenade ever given to any singer in Vienna. After the serenade there is to be a grand supper, at which will be all the principal singers, in full dress." Mr. Wilson has given his Scottish entertainment at various places in South Wales during the week ending on the 21st inst, with his accustomed su cess, notwithstanding the weather has been any thing but favorable. Obituary. Tne Marquis of Ely died on the 6th ult., at Ely Lodge, in the county of Fermanagh, after a short illness. The Dowager Marchioness ot Breaiialkane died at Langton House on the 29ih ult. Her ladyship, who was the daughter of David Gavin, Esq., of i Langton, married John, fourth Earl of Breadalhane, in 1793, and was considerably advanced in years. Sir Charles Gordon, the well-known and highly respected 4 secretary of the Highland Agricultural Society, died at! his house in Edinburgh,(on the 29th ult. Sir Francis Freeling, Bart, died on the 25thult M. Charles Labitte, supplementary professor of Latin poetry at the College of Henry IV., died on the 27th ult in Paris. The German papers announce the death of the venerable Archbishop of Cologne. London and Paris Fashion* for October, IMS. [From The World oj Fathion, of London and Pari* ] Moaxixn Cam Amidst the most fashionable novelties of the season we have remarhed some very pretty mooi ng cap* of embroidered innalin ; the front part ia con cealed by a kind of small half handkerchief, alio of em broidered muslin, trimmed round the back part with two rowi ot lace, descending on each aide in the form of lappets, and ornamented with a blue ribbon, pst on plain upon the centre of the head, and tei minated on each aide by a nceud of ribbon, with long enda drooping careleaaly at the aide*. Diruri for the preaent month s?ill continue to have all the freahDeai of a aummer toilette. We cannot fail to admire that pretty plaid dreaa >? carreaux, pink and while, and trimmed with two broad flounce*, each more than three quarter! in width, and ornamented with pink fringe, the headiDg of which ia rather broad, aDd formed of three rowa of open work, plain body, having a deep point, with co plsit on either aide; the centre or ths cor sage ia composed of two pieces, forming the croaa way on each aide of the shoiihters; the hack ia alio formed in a point, and plain and narrow at the aides; the sleeves of this pretty coatume are trimmed with two narrow frill nigs, trimmed likewise with Innge. Daiasr.s.?We heve remarked several ve-y charming toilettes intended tor soirees daiisaiitea . these dresseasre made a.petit ri ver* plains, and placed front nnd back instead of any other drapery, the back of the waist forming a kind of jacket , tne sleeve* are abort, and form a kind of lacing by means of a sort of wrist band, which binds the sleeve, the *kirt,trimmed with four broad folds, reachmg from the hipa to the lower part of the dress Bosvr.Ti.?Already we have been favoured with a j sight of some distingu^ looking ones made in velvet, of a r iiber open form, end ornamented with a bunch of two moderate-sized feathers, or a bouquet of three small ones, tipped with the same colour aa the velvet; aatin ribbou, likewise ol the same colour, completes the orna menting of the bonnet. Fkaihrss this year have obtained great success a mor.gst our moat fashionable modistes, particularly t hose pretty plumes zi phyriennes, the Argus feather, and others too numerous to mention. F howrai. ? Wreaths in the hair will bo much worn this autumn; w? may cite as those most in favour, for their freah and natural aji|>earance, the Tamela wreath, and ? crown h la Ninon, which encircle! the back part ol the head, and ha* a most youthlul and becoming effect Maim BLr.T?.-Some verv elegant ones have lately ap peared of embroidered tailatane, in the form of h shawl, opening over the top of the arms, and trimmed all round with three low* of lace Then, again, there is the i charpe n capuchon, made of white eachmeire, and lined with blue or lilac ailk. Fashionable color* for the present eutumnal season are principally sliadea.of green, particularly sea-green, vio let, grey, and u variety of mixed color* ; such as giey and red", grey and white, two ihadea ol blue, lilac and white, Sec. Nankin is the favorite hue for morning wear Tailor* and milliners are at present very busy in de vising fashions for the winter. Your fairreader# may be glad to be informed thot the model in this capital ol fa shion huvs exacted a liberal allowance of fur. Last year ermine was all the rage. Judging irom the cold with which we sie at present blessed, fur will be very accep table, for if one's teeth chatter in September, what will they do in December f NEW YORK HERALD. New York, Tuesday, October Ml, 1Mb. Supplement to llw Herald. We are again compelled to issue a supplement to the Ibivld. It u served this momfrg to our city subscribers. Advertiaements crowd in upon us so rapidly th it we may have to publish 0 supplementary sheet three or four times a week. The late Foreign Newt?The New Ira of Speculation In Ureal Britain and the Uni ted States. The intelligence brought from Europe by the "Hibernia" at Boston, although presenting no points of startling interest in ajpolitical point ot view, is very important and significant in a remarkable de gree of the commencement and progress of what may with strict propriety be denominated a new, great, and eventful era in commercial affairs, specu lative operations, and financial movements?those mighty elements which, in this latter day, sway to such an extent the fate and destinies of the aivilized world. The railroad mania still rages in England with unabated violence. A vast number of companies have been formed?the whole United Kingdom is bisected and traversed in every direction by railroad lines that are "to be"?and all classes of the commu nity are rushing with indescribable impetuosity into speculation in railroad stock. Tbe fact is, at no pe riod in that strange era of speculation which was followed in this country by such wide spread devas tation and ruin, was there exhibited such a reckless and maddened eagerness to risk fortune and every thing on the hazard oi a joint stock company, or railroad shares. The London newspapers are filled with the advertisements of those railroad compa nies. One of them comprises in one edition, no fewer than one hundred and twenty columns almost wholly engrossed by such announce ments ! A glance at the hats of directors and committees discovers the extent to which this tpeculative mania has spread. Bankers, mer chants, physicians, lawyers, clergymen, army and naval officers, shopkeepers, smalt annuitants?all classes figure in the movement. The lawyers have thus far had the lion's Bhare, and, in the long run, they are likely to come out by far the the most for tunate and successful operators. A terrible revul sion is assuredly ahead. Thus, on the other side of the water, the great speculative movement of the age goes on?like the surge on the beach at Rockaway, now advancing, now receding?one instant rushing in thunder on the shore, and then retreating with such rapidity and f orce, as if the depths < f old ocean wers about to be revealed, and left disclosed and dry for ever. Here, in the United States, we can descry the same tokens of the rapid approach of the same great specu lative movement. The banks are increasing their discounts and their circulation in a ratio quite un unparalleled. In all the great cities?New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Orleans? we can discover symptoms of the coming era of speculation, which will far exceed any thing that we have yet seen. The Industrial Congress.?This body ot sub lime Solons adjourns rine die sometime between sunrise and sunset this day. It has turned out an exceedingly flat and stupid affair?not half as funny as the World's Convention. And yet these egotis tical, silly, and ranting philosophers have the power of doing much mischief in society. The common sense of the people, is, however, awakening to a sense of the danger of permitting these wicked lunatics to play their antics with impunity. The condemnation of the misguided wretches at Delhi has opened the eyes of all, to the enormity and dan ger ot the ugitations and incendiary publications and addresses, of such " reformers" as made up the farcical " Industrial Congress." Our Foreign Correspondence.?We have now . completed, to an extent altogether unrivalled, the arrangements lor our foreign correspondence. Our regular correspondent at Parts has unusual facilities lor obtaining information of the most interesting and valuable character, us may be perceived from his letter in this day's paper. We give, also, an im portant letter from Malaga, and from our correspon dent there we expect to receive, in his next commu nication, interesting particulars relative to the re ception of our consul at Tangtere, Mr. Carr. That gentleman, at last accounts, was at Gibraltar, wait ing for the vessel which was to convey him to his destination. The statements about the refusal o' of the Emperor of Morocco to acknowledge him, are altogether gratuitous. Beautiful Run.?The passengers by the " Hi bernia," with the express mail, Arc., run by order ol the Post Oifice Department, came from Boston on Sunday evening, via the Long Island railroad. The night being fine, with a clear track, the run was made at the rate ol 40 miles per hour, for the whole distance ; making the running time two hours and twenty-one minutes. The Long Uland, we believe, is the only road in this country which has attained this speed, with a passenger train. Not to be Beaten.?The packet ship Yorkshire, | Captain Bailey, was going into Liverpool on the 4th instant. She left this port on the 16th ultimo, a day alter the new steamer Massachusetts, and reached Liverpool a day alter the M. arrived. It will be re collected that Captain B., when in the Or- | pheus, once crossed the Atlantic quicker than the Great Western, having arrived off Cork in twelve and a half days trom this port. The Memphis Convention ?The first steps have been taken towards the organization of the Mem phis Convention. It will be the nucleus of a pow erful movement for the next Presidency. John C. Calhoun, and other distinguished men, are mem bers of it. Ostensibly, its objects are the promotion of great works ol internal improvement in the Mouth and West. But it must inevitably have a po litical tendency and bearing. Health ok the City.?New York continues healthy. There weie only one hundred and seventy two deaths last week, in a population of lour hun dred thousand. Theatricals. Kirst Concert oi Lrorom ok Meter.?Ureal an were the expectRtiom, which fame's thou*end tongued trum pet had uia.le the public entertain of the marvellous power* of the lion-piauUt, a* he i* universally styled in Europe, they were ten, nay an hundred time* surpassed last evening. It is as impossible to find word*, that would give a faint deacription only of hi* ftati, (we (im ply lay, feat*, became we do not knowol any epithet strong enough) a* it n difficult to afford an adequate idea of the unparalleled enthuaiaim?it might be called ? freniy?with which he ?u received. The applauie waa to tremendous and withal 10 protracted, that we roally began thinking that the audience were under the influence of some apoeiei of Tarantella; and everybody looked io eicited. that a atranger, who would havo en. tered the theatre after the Marcht Marocairu, could have fancied himielf in a lunatic aaylum, with Do Meyer? the only one who looked reaaonable?a* the keeper. Never did artict make auch an impreaaion on hia Arat appearance, and wa might aa well compare a red flannel shirt to an Aurora Borealia, aa the sensation he ha* ''re duced in the muaical world, with that ol Ole Bull or Vieuxtempa. De Meyer has not only ahown what genitia and perseverance can achieve, but he ha*, at the aanrie time, cloarly proved that the pianoforte ia the instru ment, par rtrrlltnct, for a concert room. The firat piece he had chosen for hia ?<?//ui was the fan tasia on the drinking song from " Lucic/.ia Borgia," at present the cStral <ir haiailU ol the piariolorte-pla) ing world, but whieh has unsaddled many a pianist who had landed hiinaeit a Napoleon This piece, which ia quite a model of harmonic combinations, belong* to posterity, and we would call it, together witli the Mareht Mam cuinr, a double-columned temple ol fame, which l)e Meyer haa erected to himself,to show future gciieiations what hr was and what Ihry probably never will tie The *iit,-O<^UC*,0n ?w "wo"t *'Rb Eros courting a timid divinity took the most fastidious listener by surpiian. with the brilliancy of his pearl like shake, the delicacy of nia velvet touch, and the velocity in running passages, and the superhuman power he displayed in the third va riation, end the thundering passage* of the Annie, with a prttitainto entirely written in double accerda, completed the spell. It wa* interrupted by the moat Irantic ap i I'lause whenever a pause afforded an opportunity, and at it* oonolii'ioa he *u ao vehemently cheered that ha was forced to reneat it Of the March* Harocuint we really cannot say any thing. The state ef mind in which the public appeared to he cannot be called delight, rapture, uor astonishment! but bewilderment. Everybody seemed to be awe-struck at this four thousand horse power, as Mr. Hill most ep pnatelr called it. Meyer takes in it sixteen notes at a time-eight with each hand?three with the thumb, two with the little finger, and three with the remaining Au gers, and that during a passage of at least thirty bars lo a fortissimo prestissimo movement, that makes his two hands appear like one. We do not know how he does it, or how it can be done, but he does it, and that is the only solution of the riddle that can ba given. He was called out three times after it, and the public would not be satisfied till he put himself again on the piano, when he Save his " Russian Airs " in a style quite worthy of the Urrhe, and which were cheered in a corresponding manner. Now, after having heard him, we can understand the complete defeat of Thalberg during the last season in Paris and London, and we periectly agree with the whole mass of European critics, who say that he has out Thalberged Thalberg as he has out-Liszted Liszt, and as he would have out-Paganinied Paganini, had De Meyer been a violinist. Wa hail his arrival in this country as the best means of giving an entirely new and beneficial direction to the study of Uie piano forte; and wa de not en tertain the least doubt that hia?although temporary?re{ sidence amongst us, will do more towards tha advance ment of musical taste than battalions of musical conven tions and hoc genus owns. The piano forta is the instru ment of the age?the most elegant, and tha only one, far which good music can be written?because it fe as inde pendent and as complete as an orchestra, and we can not imagine that any student of it will act ao suicidal as to miss a single one of his concerts, for to hear him once is better than a whole year's lessons. The two piano fortes of Erard, he made use of, are worthy to he played upon by Oe Meyer. Thia is the greatest praise we can bestow upon them. They are a wonder of roe chanicism, and the tone is as beautiful as it is powerful. We have neither time nor space to analyze the excel lencies of this great genius, and must close with the words which greeted him after having played before his Sulfonic Majesty "Allah is great -Mahomet his Pro phet, and Meyer his Pianist." The house was a perfect Jam. Temfleton's* cast Evening, at Palmo's Tkeatee.?This house was crowded to excess on this occasion?and truly for novelty and excellence was worthy of it. It was his third appearance, and with every evidence shows the appreciation of his talents by still more crowded houses. We were obliged to.atand his performance out, in consequence of being ten minutes late after the opening of the doors. Although the enter' tainments did not commence for an hour afterwards, all sat patiently still. Prompt to the time, the vocalist of the evening made his appearance, and was rocoived most en thusiastically. After some preliminary observations, " Sally in our Alley," was introduced and well received ; then succeeded " Tell her 1 love her," one of hia best Pieces -, followed by his master piece, " I love her, how love her," which was greatly applauded. Thus ended the first part. The Shamrock, or second part, succeeded ?the first piece was the " Meeting of the Waters then followed " We may roam through this world followed by " The Minstrel Bov." The latter was loudly encored ?but with the permission of the audience, the "Last Rose of Summer," was substituted, rwhich was greatly applauded; then followed the " Thistle," here the vocalist was more at home; he went into it with heart and soul. " A Man's a Man ior a' that," was loudly encored) but instead of which he gave auother Scotch ditty of " Oreen growe the rushes oh !'? Two other Scotch songs followed, which were well received, but as we have noticed them before?there is no occasion to re peat. The whole performance went off with the greater t eclat. He has evidently made a most decided hit. Ms. Murdoce's Debut To-Nioht.?This evening Mr. Murdoch makes his appearance at the Park Theatre in the character of Hamlet. He has retired for the space of three years from the stage. He had been prior to that period engaged in the arduous duties of his profession as an actor; he hdd closely studied his art in its details, and acquired by a long practice on tho boards, a knowledge of stage effect. It is by a training of this kind alone that any real excellence and perma nent fame oan lie acquired. In this respect he is well fitted for the effort he is about to make, and without it we should feel some doubts of his success, though emi nently qualified by physical develop ment .ind intense application for the task. Since he left the stage, his mind has been directed to the systematic training of the hu man voice on scientific principles, as applied to purposes of singing and oratory. As tbo basis of this investiga tion he had received the friendly suggestions of Dr. Jas (lush, the author of the Philosophy ol the Human Voice This system has been illustrated and ably carried out in a practical manner by Mr. Murdoch in the city of Bostou, and it has met also the approbation and support of the literati in every part of tho United States. While giving in lectures on this subject, the result of his own expert ence, observation and research, he has kept constantly in view a self-training for the stage, where he has aimed to reach and sustain himself in the highest walks of the drama. In connection with thii subject, he has given Shakspearian lectures, in which the grandeur and the beauty of the conceptions of that great poet have been eloquently portrayed, and presented with a force, taste and discrimination, that have won for him a high and well merited reputation. Though fully sensible of the excellence and attainments of the great tragedians who have gone before him, he has some views and concep tions of bis own, which he will endeavor to embody in bis performances, and which will present the claim of novelty. We anticipate, from his piovious efforts and the ideas which he has already given to the public, that these will be received with approbation. Mr Murdock is by biithand in feeling an American, and having a pride in nix profession, wishes to elevate the standard of ac.ting in Ins native country; he feels that the materials ere here and that they only require to he fostered and developed We have among us a dearth of prominent native actors? let Mr. Murdoch's claims to rank as an actor of the first class be weighed fairly and in a spirit of candor ou this occasion; his appeal is to a public who have ever been ready to award its proper meed to merit, and by their decision he mutt rise or fall. Bowery Theatre.?The never-failing, still increasing attraction of "Putnam," continues to draw to this estab lishment fashionable and crowded houses; and last night the theatre was, if possible, rendered yet more crowded by the announcement of a new drama of thrilling inter- I eat, enti'.led "The Bloodhounds, or an Orphan'* Grave.'' Admirably as the principal actors in this piece perform ed their parts, and loud and rapturous as was the ap plause which they elicited throughout the entire pley, the canine animals, Hector and Bruin, did not fail to enact well the role assigned to them; and the whole per formance it really ol an interesting and extraordinary character. Miss Delcy in Philadelphia.?The success of Miss Delcy at Philadelphia has been brilliant in the extreme. On every night of her performance the house has been crowded, and the fair prima donna hat been received with the most extraordinary enthusiasm. In the Krey schutz Miss Delcy made a great "hit." Her grand scena was nine times bioken in upon by the most rapturous applause, and as ail the Germans in town were present, the compliment was the more flattering. Miss Delcy'? engagement?by far the most brilliant and profitable operatic ever fulfilled in Philadelphia?concludes on Sa turday evening next, when she taies her benefit. Tho managers ol New Orleans, Mobile, Charleston, Boston, and other cities South and West, have all been in cor respondence with Miss Delcy. The fame of her youth, beauty and extraordinary |>ower?,as an artist, has travel led every where throughout the country, and a moat prosperous and tiiumphont career is before her. The Ethiopian Opera Company commence an engage ment at the Alhamra, S.'>9 Broadway, on Wednesday eve ning next. A stage lias been erected, and from the ele gance of this delightful resort, the Concerts and Bur lesque Opeia will do well. Sporting Intelligence. Kai.i. Hacf.i ovr.e th? Uisio* Coram, L. I.?The pre. ?lent week is destined to rank high in the annals of sport Major Kirkman haa on the ground two celebrated horses, Jenneauteau and Liatunah ?the former ia expected to compete with " Kaahion," on Thursday neat, in 4 mile heata. Jenneauteau has run a 3 mile heat in o:3H, at New Orleans, llie quickest time on record, heating Liatuna on that occasion. The horses are all on the ground. The Southern stables have taken their old quarters at John Drew's, near the Course.' The first race comes oft'to-dav at one o'clock. Trains will leave the station at South Kerry, Brooklyn, and return at the termination of the day's sport. Kor entries, tic., see advertisement. Tsottixci Match sr.Twrr.rr Laos Suffolk asd Mo? cow.?This affair, it is said, is not likely to come off at present, the challenger and the acceptor both being de sirous of choosing tha ground. If a trial of powers and good sport is really meant between these fine animals, locality can make little or no difference. Let them draw foi it. One gentleman, well known in the sporting circle* as the most gentlemanly driver and tiainerin this neighbor hood, offers to take and drive the Ladv against Moscow, and pay f'JOO lor the chance, provided hor proprietor will agree. This shows that confidence in her powers is not yet diminished, notwithstanding her late defeat. Huxduk It a ' ?.? at Moisthkai .?The Hurdle Races cam# oft on the Kith Hist, on the At. Pierre course Kor the first race the following horses were entered, ridden by their owners: Mr. Duchosnay's b. g Wild Boy, aged. Mr. Hopton'* br. g. At. Krancis, " Mr Kox'i b. m. Maude, " Mr. Cowing * b. g. Apot'd Tiger, " After oue lalse start, the four competitors took the first hurdle in gallant style-Wild Boy taking the lead, hut, for a short distanco, closely pressed by Spoiled Tiger, who was, however, soon distanced by tbe whole field. The race was between Wild Boy and St. Krancis. Ml. Hopton suoceeded in passing Apotted Tiger just before they took the last hurdle, and enma in some fifty yard ahead. Kor the second race there were only two horses en terod ? Mr. Coursel's c. g Polkeur, ? years Mr. Harrison's h g. Marmiori, aged. Marmion walked away from Polkeur in almost laughs hie style, leaving him absolutely "nowhere." lie fell with nil rider thiee times -but it was a great mistake hn attempting to run against a horse of Marmion's blood and hone. Tmf Nkw Voe* Btir. Bah < i.i n will plsy a match of base ball against the fliooklyu f lub, to-morrow after noon, at if o'clock, at ilio K.lysian Kiebli, llobokcn. Okfat Kishivu Mr l? Itogers, of the Ited House, 3d avenue, vesterday morning, caught by hooa and line ofT the Hell Oate, a bass weighing 40 It.s , measuring fi feat 4 Inches in length, and ; feet 3 inches in girth When he hooked the creature, tie found it wa i his mns for, and with some difficult" leached the shore in his punt, where he got assistance but notwithstanding, tin tisli stuck to his native element, and drew (he l.oet, with two persons in it, against the stream; hut it eventually became fatigued and was lair ed high and dry, hut not u ithout some difficulty, lie is to grace the hoard ol Mr. Jones, ol Park Row, this .lay, lor sporting charac ter', previous to their departure lor the Union (.our** The Hon. Ihimel We luster ih an attendance upon the Court for the Correction of K.rrore, Albany. He lodgas at ( ongress Hall I foreign Correspondence of the Herald. Paris, let October, 1815. Insanity of Ewopt?Newspaper Sjxculation?Rail Road Mama?Incredible Speed of the Trains? Opening of the Se ison? Theatricals? Steam Intre duced in the Production of Literature?The Pota to Epidemic?Skating in Summer?Mies Cash man?Americans in Russia, tjre. <$?''. The profound calm which reigns in politics, is b danced by the rage which spreads throughout all classes in the commercial countries tor speculation. I lately noticed the railway mania, which has spread here and in England, and the hardly sane condition of Threadneedle street and the Place de la Bourse ? Railway shares, however, have not afforded suffi cient scope for the play of speculations in Paris. You are probably aware that newspapers here are estab lished by what are called actions, that is to 9ay shares, similar exactly to those in railways or canals. Thus, to establish a daily paper, a company is formed with a capital,say of two millions of francs, divided into twenty thousand shares of one hundred francs each. A president, directors, editors, pub lishers are duly appointed. A prospectus is issued, and the scrip is daily shouted for sale, by the dealers and gamblers on the Bourse. It would have been strange indeed, if this form of speculation had been overlooked in this condition of the public mind.? Within the last month prospectuses have been issued, companies formed, and shares offered, in no less than fourteen new newspapers. Two of those pro jH>se to issue daily, a sheet as large as that of the Times. Several have issued specimen numbers ; and in order to meet every conceivable variety of taste, and to satisfy every variety of demand, one company proposes to publish three papers, via:?two daily papers of different sizes, a large and a small, and one weekly. There are already some twenty journals or so, regularly established here. Every l>arty, nay, every clique in the Chambers has its special organ. Guizot, and the ministry of Louis Phillippe, speaks in the Journal des Debate. Count M0I6 and the independent conservatives are repre sented bv the Preset. The left centre, and its lead er, M. Thiers, are embodied in the Constitutionncl. The Siicle is the organ of the extreme left and Odillion Harrot. Then comes a hoBt of others, such as the National, the (juotidienne, Gazette, the De mocratic Pacifitnie, i&c. dec. Truly, if the present projects are realized, France will be the best press ridden country in Europe. ' In the excitement for the extension of railways, ! the improvement of the locomotive efficacy is not forgotten. Speed must be had?speed at any price ?no matter at what destruction of life and limb.? John Hull, especially, cannot brook delay. By a late return, it has been shown that the average speed of the express trains, stoppages included, on the principal English railways, are as follows, at present: On the Northern and Eastern railway, 45 miles an hour; on the Great Western, 42 miles an hour;and on the South Eastern,being the slowest,28 miles an hour. Now, when the number of stoppages in a country so thicklys tudded with large towns, as England is, the long spaces necessary to get up so high a speed, and to bring the train again to rest, are considered, it will be apparent that to attain an average speed, including stoppages, amounting to 45 miles, the actual speed, while in full motion, can not be less than about 75 miles an hour! Can we wonder at the awful catastrophes which are exhibit ed every week on the theatre of such tremendous operations. The season is just now about to commence in Pa ris, and for three months to come this city will com bine tl\? attractions which at other seasons it only shares with London. The Italian opera opens on the 2d instant, and soon after the Odeon. When this takes place, there will be in full blast about 18 theatres, great and small, all well filled and amply supported. At the Italian, the troup includes Grist. Persiani, the two Brambillas, Lablache, Mario, una some minora sulcra. But, alas, Kubint, the god of song, and Taniburini, are absent. At the Grand Opera we have Duprez?but we have him alone, un sustained either by the necessary male voices, or even by any tolerable sopranos. Meyerbeer came here lately, induced by the directeur, to ascertain personally whether there were power adequate to the production of a new opera of his composition, but declined the risk. A new and hitherto unknown composer, is about to produce, at this house, an op era called David ; and Baife is here, preparing to produce his opera of the Enchantress. A curious revolution is said to be intended in the ballet department of the grand opera, which will consist in abolishing, altogether, the gentlemen dan cers, all the male parts being executed by the ladies! This change has already been nctually commenced. In the splendid ballet lately produced, called Diable <i tyuatre, there are several pas, consisting of eijual numbers of each sex, all, however, executed by dan senses. There is one spirited performance of a pas 1 de 22, executed by twenty two ladies, eleven of whom are apparelled as cavaliers. Carlotta Grist is at present the jrremiire artiste al 'Iiih theatre. Mhe has thead vantage,' in youth and i appearance, over Taglinni and Elseler, but is still greatly inferior to either of them in her art, what ever she may be herealter. Aubrr, the popular composer of Fra Diavolo and Masaniello, has lately brought out several new ope ras, which promise to be as popular as any of his for mer works. Among these may be mentioned the Kaccarolle, the Sirene, La pont du Biable and Un Voix. This is certainly the most prolific composer of our age, not even excepting the eternal Donni zetti. The annexation of Texas has been passed by on this side of the channel with great indifference on the par' of the public. No one seems to care a sous whether it belongs to the Union, to Mexico, to it self, or even whether it be submerged in the ocean A swarm of works of fiction are issuing, as usu al, from the press. It is the fashion here to publish novels first in a space At the foot of the pages of our newB|>aper8 called FtuilleUm. Here each novel is doled out from day to day, chapter by chapter, and the public is compelled to swallow it in homoiopa thic doses. Tn this way the Wandering Jew was published in the Constitutionnel, and that-journal is now publishing in the same manner the entire works of Eugene Sue,to be comprised in fifty-two volumes. The exclusive right of publishing in the same way all the works which the same popular novelist may write tor ten years to come, has been purchased by the joint sto:k company which possess that join nal Another announcement of a similar kind followed this by the Siicle, which is about to publish the com- 1 plete works of Alexander Dumas in its feui/leton, consisting of two hundred octavo volumes !! A considerable sensation has been produced in the literary world by a fiction called Let amours de Paris, from the, pen of Paul Feval, the author of the Mysteries of London, which is said to rival the most successful works of Eugene Sue. A good deal of public anxiety has been produced hereby the epidemic (if the word may be allowed,) which prevails among the iiotatoes. The apprehen sions of a scarcity have induced some of the north ern countries to reduce the duties on the importa tion of flour. The King of Belgium has ordered his household to abstain from the use of the potato. An ingenious individual here has invented a novel species of amusement which is worth the attention of some of your Yankee speculators, and would, I suspect, pay better than tfie Bowling Saloon, even though the latter be as your affiche in Broadway tells us, " the largest in the world." This invention is, skates for all weathers! The skate is of the common form, strnpped in the usual way on the foot, and the performer is supported, as usual, on two strait and level edges of iron. But in eacn of these edges are fixed a pair of well constructed rollers, made to turn wilh very little friction. One is placed under the heel, the other under the ball of the foot The surface on which the performance is made ia of the substance called asphalte, used here for foot ways, and forming a hard and smooth surface. All the usual tricks of skating, such us moving back wards and forwards, describing circles and spirals, cutting letters and figures, moving on the outeredge, exhibiting the flying mercury, and the like, are exe cuted with the same eflect as with ordinary skHtes on the ice. To the spectator there is no oiher dif ference except some noise, which proceeds from the rollers. I suspect, however, thai to produce the same efterts more I lbor ts necessary in the perform ance, for I observed our exhibitor here in a profuse perspiration, even on a tolerably cool evening Among the "curiosities of literature." which have lately issued from the English press, the most nota ble is a work hy Col Mitchell, on Napoleon. The object of this author is to show thHt mankind havi been completely mistaken in their estimate of tji* character of that illustrious personage. Accordim o the Colonel. Naimlenn was a weak, irresolute im ecile, alike destitute of skill and courage, deser ving no rank or consideration as a military lender uid owing all his successes to a series of lucky ac t lents,the first and most important of which was.thn Madame IVaoharnois took it into her head to mirri him?not for love, hut to get a protector lor her chil Iren, e*|>osed as ihey were tn troubled times T? ner influence over Barras, and not to any merit o nisown, Bonaparte was indebted for Ins appoint inent to the command of the army of Italy, and aftei that all was the result ol the most unheard-of chapter of accident! favoring the advancement of an indivi dual of very mediocre, not to say vulgar, preten sions !! This production may well be placed beside thote *ssnys which try to prove the Tnird Richard amei oiful and just sovereign, and Macbeth a pattern for Kings. Col. Mitchell proves too much, and th? common voice of mankind is against him It tn?) he safely concluded that no one, of the mean abilities which he ascribes to Na|si|eon, could have filled th? eye and ear of the world for a quarter of a century, is lie did, to say nothing ol making the thrones ol Kings his footstool. Mince the close ol the txmdon season, Miss Cosll man has been starring it in the provinces, where it is said her success has not been proportionate to the actual result of her London engagements. This was an ill-advised prooeeding on the part of that a route. | The English provinoiai public are not accustomed to exercise any independent judgment in theatrical matters, and follow implicitly the flat ol the London audience. Miss Cushman, before venturing on a starring tour, should have waited until she had mora tirmly established her reputation in the capital. It is true that her success was decided, and the decision of her audience unanimous. Hut the favorable ukase issued from a house not familiar to the ears of pro vincials. All great artists have hitherto been crown ed in those great temples of the dramn that raise their majestic heads on either side of Covent Gar den. Peculiar circumstances closed these sanctua ries last season against the legitimate drama, whigh took refuge in the little theatre ol Oxford street, now called the "Princess's." Here Miss Cushman made her very successful debut, and hence issued the eminently honorable decree in her favor : but the provincial public do not understand the politics of the green room, and received the artiste, after all, as merely a visitor from the London "minors." Miss Cushman, after her engagement at the Princess's, which established her with the London public, and the London press, should have waited patiently till circumstances should enable her to come forward in a less equivocal tulle with support proportionate to her admitted genius and rapidly growing reputation. She might probably have played tor a season with Macready, after which she would have carried uil before her in the provinces. Hut this is not too late. The talent is unquestionably there, and the present mistake will be forgotten. Macready has been starring it with great success in the provinces; but unless he accepts an offer made to him by the small house in Oxford street, it would seem thut the cupital is closed against him and against the "legitimate," by an unfortunate com bination ol circumstances. Bunn has found it more profitable to limit his enterprise at Drury Lane to opera and ballet. He is thus relieved of the expense of a triple company which, hitherto, has weighed down tne theatre. The troops for tragedy and co medy are dismissed, and, in fact, the theatre is con verted into a grand English opera house with a very efficient ballet. Covent Garden theatre seems to be surrendered to the corn law league and promenade concerts. So many successive managers nave failed in turning it to any account, (and Macready among the rest) that 110 one will now venture to touch it The Theatre, where the legitimate now flourishes most luxuriantly is the Haymarket; but there the company is organized more with a view to legitimate comedy, than the high range of tragedy to which Miss Cushman aspi res. Macready has, it is true, (fuutc de mitur,) performed one or two engagements there, but we know that it was not' done without some reluctance. What is to become ol Shuksjieare and the tragic drama, Macready and Miss Cushman, unless some plan be devised for re storing to Covent Garden Theatre its original char acter, is more than can easily be foreseen. Macready's experiment this season in Paris, not withstanding the newspaper reports, was but very partially successful. Tne truth is, the English resi dents and visitors here had already witnessed?all the representations of that tragedian, under circum stances much more favorable than could be com manded here, and the French who were sufficiently familiar with English to enjoy such performances, are too limited in number. Those, who did attend, enjoyed and approved the banquet, but their number was too limited to give life and animation to the affair. In a word, Mitchell, the entrepreneur, last money by the spec. The Italian opera in London has never, within the memory of any one living, been so profitable to the manager as it -has been tor the last few seasons. It has successively ruined or rendered bankrupt all who undertook it. The present success of this the atre is due neither to better management on the part of the director, nor to improving musical taste on the part of the public. The management is pretty nearly on a level with what it always was, and probably always will be. The director can do nothing, and will do nothing, but follow in the wake of the opera in Pans, the season of which always closes when that of London commences. The English public have no genuine musical taste, and were it not for the combination of the ballet with the Italian opera, the theatre would be empty. In Paris, where music is better cultivated and understood, the Italian opera admits no ballet. The |>erformance is uddreased exclusively to those who are able to appreciate and willing to etjoy music, vocai and instrumental, of the first order. The present successful state of the Italian ougra in London is to be ascribed entirely to the accident of the Queen being fond of music, and still fonder of a lounge. She isglad to find any way of passing her evenings, and consequently often goes to the theatres, and is an almost constant attendant at the opera. This renders the house fashionable. The boxes let ht a high rate of subscription, and the nightly droppers in constantly crowd tlie pit and the stalls. And so the aflair goes well with Mr. Lum ley. who, if he has the art of keeping as well hs making, will retire with a fortune. A rare example in the annals of theatrical management. It is reported here that one of the most extensive manufactories of locomotive engines in the world, has been established at dt. Petersburg, at which two Americans from Philadelphia?Messrs Easturica and Harrison?have been engaged by contract with the Russian government, for the construction and supply of all tiie machinery which shall be required tor the. railways about to he constructed throughout the empire. Those individuals are said to have es tablished these works, at which nearly four thou sand men are constantly employed, on every depart ment of the machinery, consisting promiscously of Americans, English, Germans and Russians. There is a guard house within the works, in which a com pany of soldiers is kept continually under arms,and a siiecial bony of police appropriated to the estab lishment, to preserve order and discipline among this heterogeneouacrowd. Among tiie literary gossip is a report that an epic poem, by Ariosto, has been discovered, nearly com plete, in MSS. in the Grand-Ducal library at Flo rence. The title of the poem is Rinaldothe Bold. It consists of two hundred and forty-lour stanzas, divided into twelve cantos, of which the first, the beginning of the second, and the sixth are wanting. The Grand Duke of Tuscany has ordered the manu script to be printed, at the expense of the govern ment, and thut n copy he sent to each of the princi pal public libraries >n Europe, in order that research es may be instituted for the discovery of the defi cient parts of the poem. In a former letter I mentioned to you the enor mous sums paid for some of the recent works ol Ac tion here. Novelists and romancers are not, how ever, the only homme* de lettres who turn their la bors to profitable account. I have before me, now. the sums paid by the Theatre Frangais to a few of the popular dramatic authors, whicn prove how pro fitable a calling literature is in France. M. Ray nouarrl, author of the play called Lxs Templiers, re ceived for the first eighty |>erformances of that piece, the sum of twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-five francs, equal to about four thousand three hundred dollars. M. de Jouy received for the first seventy-five performances of Sylla, above twenty-six thousand francs, or five thousand dollars. Casimir de la Vigne received for forty-nine repre sentations of L'ecnledes Veillards, thirty-seven thou sand francs, or five thousand four hundred dollars; and the celebrated M. Scribe, whose dramas count by hundreds, received for the first sixty-seven per formances of Valerie, twenty-four thousand francs. You may judge how intolerable this climate is to those accustomed to the splendid azure of an Amer ican sky, and its pure, exciting atmosphere, when I tell you that according to the meteorological report, published by the Astronomer Royal, (M. Arago) for August, it appears that ol the thirty one days composing that month, twenty-six were wet days, and only three were fine days. Malaga, Sept. 20ih, 1845. I he Fruit Crop?ltt abundance?Supplies for Ame rica?English. and French Influence in Spain Americans in Malaga?Steam Frigate Missouri, tfC. An opportunity offering for the United State*, 1 avail of it to give you a few items of intelligence which, perhaps, may be of interest to some of your numerous readers 011 the other side of the Atlantic. My letter will be. a hasty glance at the condition, liolitica), of things in this country, together with a running summary of mitters and things in general. At this season of the year, it is customary for Ma laga to present a very lively and native show of trade, which, as you know, is produced by the resort hith -r of vessels from nearly all |>arts of the world, for he raisins of Spain, but particularly from the United States, na of late years, our merchants on the other ide of the Atlantic may be said to enjoy a monnply i thiB large, but very uncertain branch of com neree. Tne opinion generally entertained, that the /uitage of this year would exceed in value that of my former season, not only'added an increase of shipping in our ports, but produoed much compel'" ion for the first eargo, which, a# a matter of course, lad the effect to.'run up the price of fruit, several vessels loading with it before it was in a proper state lor packing and transportation. A very early storm ? if rain, which visited us here on the 8th inet., ? whs feared had done much damage, and nothing but *hort crops was spoken of in every quarter of the city, but since the sailing of the barques Madura and DougUea, and brigs Isaac Franklin, Sehm, and oth ers, for your port and Boston, it is ascertained that very little fruit has been destroyed, and that the vin tage will be a much larger one than that of last yc.*r. I'he Malaguenoa are using every effort to support .rietes, but they are already declining, and raisins will he obtained cheap in apue of all exertion- to .irevent any change that may he unfavorable to their .nirees. The new government of .Spain, weak and ineffi cient as it is, is doing more to restore confidence in its will and abilities to pay its debts, than any of the administrations that have preceeded it for years past. This,tin .part, may be attributed to the well

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