Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 14, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 14, 1855 Page 2
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THE WATERING PLACES. long branch, n. J. MtnorouTAM Hotel, ? Lom? BjLAJfCB, Aug. 12, 1865. J CrouH m o/ VUtitr? Fi>* WtaVier and Bathing? 7V HoUU?Bopt ami Mutic? The Skw Era Wr*ek?A Vt?*l At/tore. ~ Tbe ciy u, still they come;" and if oar banners are not bang out defiantly on the outer walls, Htj float most inviting!/ and triumphantly from tke flagstaffij and housetops of the hotels oc cupying the Long Branch shore of the Jersey imt. Notwithstanding "heated terms" are eon eensiderably oat of fashion and nearly oat of season, still the Jas. Christopher and Ocean Wave, from Wew York, and the Freehold stages, augment oar ?ambers at the rate of 200 or 300 daily. The deserv ing eeleority bestowed npon this glorious seaside simmer resort, this season, by the Hblild cerres pondents, and the publication of the simple facts " that oar bathing is unsarpasaed, and by timely pre cautious made perfectly safe? that at the highest faage of the thermometer we are ever blessed with cool sea or land breezes? that oar hoteta. are good and o! various classes, to salt all pones? that our *nes are beaatiftd? that loafers, rowdies and mos ^aitoes are banished forever? that health, comfort and real substantial enjoyment, stripped of fashion's MMes are indigenous to the place"? these facts widely circulated in yoor universally read Journal have given Long Branch a start richly deserved mri ?wh needed. ? In my former letter* I have repeatedly represented Van Dyke and Cooper's Metropolitan Hotel as the newest, largest and best? decidedly New Yorklsh in eharacter, No. 1, hi public opinion, sad in all that institutes a first class house. This position, cor wctly taken 1 stick to, and a fact so universally con ceded I reiterate, bnt not to the disparagement of the other eight or nine good hoases that stretch along the coast. Among these latter evenhanded jus tice impels me to notice specially the Pavilion. The " Governor," " Uncle Bam " Morris, is decidedly and deservedly a great favorite with the public; he is one ?f the " Old Guard," born upon the " Branch, " and bred to the profession. His hotel of coarse is always filled, ana his smiling, jolly face? And bin plump round belly, That shakes, whi n be laugh?, like a bowl trill of jelly ,g are pretty sore evidences of the "good cheer'* found 4 the Pavilion. The reporters of the Herald de tailed to give a description of the calamity of the New Era, will not soon forget his kindness and at tention. I am informed, by one who was there, that mD agreeable little afilur, in the shape of a "hop," came off last night at the Pavilion. By the by, these aort of things are constantly coming off here; one of them occurs at some of the notels every night. The Metropolitan devotes Wednesday and Saturday even ings of each week to this purpose. On Friday night last the Long Branch Association, of which Governor Rodman M. Price is Chairman, gave a fplendid entertainment at this house. A limited number of tickets were sold at $10 each. The whole affair, in point of grandeur and real pleasure, far ex ceeded those I wrote yon about last year from Sara toga. 1 might, in accordance with the fashion of the day, go on and tell you about the charming Miss A , the enchanting Miss B , the fascinat ing Miss C , and the heart breaking Widow D ; bat I confess, that I am not only opposed to the practice, but I also find it difficult to discri minate; and wero I to particularize, and do justice to all the beautiful ladies, married and single, as sembled, more paper and more time would be requi site than I can now spare, and your columns tasked to an unreasonable extent. In a word, it was a grand, glorious "hop," preced ed by a splendid display of fireworks. Noll A lieit getts band, of your city, and of National Guard no toriety, discoursed the music; and it would be a waste of words to even attempt to praise what every body already known to be above criticism. The whole affhir passed off to the entire satisfaction of ' the company, and to the great astonishment of the oM inhabitants of Long Branch. They had seen hops before, but nothing like this. It is the intention of the association to keep np their organization, and repeat the experiment each succeeding year. In my next letter I will give you a description of tlie wre^k of the New Era, as she now lies hurled in the sand at Deal. I saw her yesterday; and a short dis tance from her, a schooner loaded with tar aud pitch went ashore some ten days ago. Her name was the C/Qfombus, of Great Egg Harbor. I will collect all the information relative to them and other wrecks w;en all along shore. The stage is at the door, and I must bring this hartily written letter to a close. Amigo. WHITJ5 SULPHUR SPRINGS. WBITK SOLl'HCH HI WNO8, j tlKKEKKRKIAR, VlROINIA, Augu*. 8, 18, i A. j Tht Faehionabltt at the Virginia Spring* ? A New York Bell* Among Thtni. My master, Porte-Crayon, being too much absorbed in his l'wir cousins to give yon a description of our preeent visit to the Springs, 1 thought that I woulA drop >on a few lines, giving an account of the gaiety, fearing that you might feel jealous of my master's too evident partiality for Harpers' M* jnstn*. It is one) csa to dwell upon the beautiful scenery, after his interesting description. I will tell you torn pleasantly we mountain people amuse our vehes. Ia the morair.g, after a walk to the spring uada glass of tide invigorating water, the gay po fie repair to the elegant and commodious drawing foome, where thev arc favored with charming sing- i from two or three ladies, among whom I may mention the elegant Mrs. R. of Washington, and Mi? T. of Richmond. Visiting and bowling occupy a great portion of the day, while those Inclined to flirtation lietake themselves to the shade of the wide spreading oaks. Though they have a hop every evening, last even ing was the frrand Iml! of the season, and I, from my post, at the window, concluded that the wiwte folks were having a very "tall time." Among the Mies were the fair retirement* tives of Alabama. the JKjmX'S L n, Miss Ii -a, and Miss 0 m. ft ia needless to say that the Old Dominion was, as usual, well represented. Among her fair daughters the tall and graccftil tlcrun of Miss McF d wu cna npleoou*. The palm, however, seem" to have been awarded to MissH ? -d of your city, and tlie Misses W d,of Washington, whom; beauty and winning manners have deservedly gained Ihem.nuiversal admiration. Of course my master was present, with Miss Min nie and his sifter, who were looking very charm ing. Although my letter is not equal to tho-i of Master I'orte's wh' we were last here, still I hope my color will sei \ e a- ample apology, and you will give it a place in your column*-, hoping that I stay not be considered intrusive. Mice. PJPh? I should have mentioned before, in referen e to the hall, that the elegant and cotnmandi.!g figure of Prince John of your city, as the quality call him, shone conspicuous. -iin.PIfUR SPRING, VA. Salt SoiHim Kphimi, Vj.. I Anguflt !?, I KM. f ! Crowd? Ftonnj Ihett Ball. 1 drop you a few lines to say that these Springs at this time, are well attended bv a gay and fashionable fTowd from all parts of the country, and the nnnv Wei is rapidly impressing. There will he a grand ?*!><? v rtress hall here i?n the evening of the 2'2<l inst.. *T which more anon. highlands of nkvasink. lltani vm*> or Nkyasink, Aug. IS, IH.VJ. fh iluigraphxi of Iht Man\e ? 7>- \Veather--How il Affeel* th( ami Ron/men ? 9trrtfing in the Wood*. Observing mu< h diversity in rrj?.ml to the ortbo- i graphy of Nev??uik, I have taken some little trouble ?? ascertain it correctly. and it may not be uninter esting or out "f place to mention it here. Nevssink is, from the Indi.iti, applied lo tli. rivo, rvml hay, -nd means, a* 1 am reliably informed, n *afe anchor age for vessels, or tantamount to that, and is spells! a* above. (See Barher and Howe's Historical Collce *ons of New Jersey.) We are visited with very peculiar weiuht r for this time of year, not at at) favorable for boarding ' fcoosr 4? Mulirv days, and nights so chilly that one Is fsally glad to avail himself of a blanket; while the heavy dews r? nil* r the night aii not beneficial to e*msumptivcs; ho, a^ evening idvauces. those feeble ?me? who hasc a regard for their health remain in <oorw. I know of but ft. w places that presents, a greater variety of hnmni nature than might be found here in the coarse of a season. (>m> ,Uv the hotel* are fall to overflowing, tin- nett. Uiev are <-ompanitivotv vifO Mk jjnimj Ujp j look bine: while nil unite in iavectlvtt against the "clerk of the weather." Koch indication or n per manent rise in the thermometer starts the ea?y ones; und each bout load Ha representative frvm different i^nidee of society. Here, a consumptive; there a plain .nnaMuming gentleman or lady, adapt ing their dreM to cimimtrtancee, and the plaoe; and anon, a young fop, jut emerging into manhood, never once conceiving bat that be is the leading at traction, and who fondly imagines that few, if any, greater or better looking men have ever lived ? all combined form a sanguine, nervous, shifting, mon grel maaa. I moat not neglect to acquaint you with the luxuries these woods afford, in addition to the plea.i&nt t.hulv walks. I have seen blackberries; have picked, bought, and eaten ditto: but such dittoes as I have picked and eaten here. I have never picked, bought or eaten elsewhere. The whole fact of the matter is there is none snch out of the " Jarseys." In justice, I should say that some poor persons rent these woods for the berries, and are undoubtedly justified in rout ing the outsider* For my Dart, I am willing to pay them a reasonable sum, making some allowance for oar labors; bnt as to giving op the berries after all the pleasure and pain endured in obtaining them, is absolutely oot of the question. Alpha. TRIP TO WEST POINT. A HKURING BOX ON THE NOBTB KIVKB. TO TKB SUITOR OF THK BRAID. On Sunday last, the brightest and clearest day of the season, we departed at half-past 7, AJf., in the steamer Thomas E. Bulge, for West Point. It was packed to its utmost limits, with passen gers chiefly from the employed classes. The largest number consisted of Irish males, females, and in fants, with a fair proportion of German JewB, Jew esses and their households , little and big, and here and there a native-born subject. There were not only people of all sizes, as to lean ness and fatness, but of all heights and of all ages; from the paling and squalling infant of Dennis O'Brien Bridget, up to pantaloons and pantelete, and round jackets, and grown youth with short tails and no tails at all, with wrinkled and decrepid age ? there was nowhere scarcely a vacant spot for sitting or standing. In point of dtversity of lan guage, it was a floating tower of Babel ; while every variety of costume and profession was repre sented. Indeed, stowed away as we were on board of the boat, I could compare it to nothing better than a well-packed box of herrings. In one squad would be heard choice Dutch or German lingo, mingled with broken English, such as " Dish ish a grat day for dc excursion;"' " De boat bo's too much crowd ed;" " Dat's where de Port Washington would be;" " Captain, yon's be goods to tell how far it lie's to Yonkers;" " Takes carc, Wilhelminn, you falls into de vater." While turning from the German to the Hibernian quarter, very different sounds would meet the ear. " O murtber, Cathrine, and we come off and brought jist nothing at all to ate on the road, do ye mind, and there's little Jemmy will be starved to death, Burc;" "Oh, bother, and why dldu't ye mind the nice bradc and butter 1 jist put on the table, and wanted you to bring it, und ye thought no more about it, jist, and come away." At this junc ture, an employ^ of the boat cauio pushing his way among the crowd, when one was beard to exclaim--" Caphnn, caphan, will ye be after telliug how far it is jist to Yonkorv ?" While another says, " Will ye plase tell mc what's the charge to rakes kill?" A black man Appeared, with the sweat oozing from every pore, ringing a bell, and crying to the utmost capacity of his lungs : " All you gentlemen* what not got tickets, step to de captaiu's office nnd Fettle your passage," closing with a tremendous em phasis on the last syllable. " Don't spake so loud, yon big mouthed nagcr," said n Hibernian, whose ear was close to the dar key's face.} j " Tell the captain to come to me for his money," said a man of 200 or 300 lbs. averdupoise. " I am impaled; 1 am a were brick in a wall; I oaunot move, except my fellow bricks ? that is, the mass ? move with me." Looking round we saw a a Frenchman, with an eye glass in hand, bowing to a very fat woman, around whose circumference of immense skirted dress, tlounccs and all, he had en deavored to circumnavigate without running foul on shore, but he came in collision with another craft, and trod ou the lady's die**, and iu turning to apolo gize upset a stool on which a child was seated. "Pardon me, madam, sa vouz plaico, boat be very difficult in dc crowd for patrons to promenade. "Lookout, sir, yon npset my child." "Ah, moi," exclaimed the Frenchman, "this b? wry difficult for avoid collision ? me regret vat little one tumble to de dark. Hope no blessee, more particlar for time approarht;.'' (Soto voce, "Lediable.") Ding, ding, goes the bell. Black man again : "All you what stop at Yonkers, here's de plat*." Right glad were we to reach it, for here we dis charged ubont one-fourth of our living cargo, and by the time we had passed Sing Ring we had got rid of another fourth. Afterwards we found plenty of room, and the boat quite pleasant. The outlines of the distant Highlands loomed np in distinct re lief against the blue sky. while a pleasant breeze played upon the boBom of the majestic river. I guid ing atCo'/,zens\ we undcvtookjtn reach the Point by following a guide, along the rocky hill side, near the shorts which out off about a mile in the dis tance. On one occasion oar boot slipped, when we fell, and took a descent headforemost to wards the water. Our hat preceded ns, and. tilled with a reporter's pap<n*. never stopped until it landed in the water, emptying its contents into the stream. We, however, by coming against projecting rocks, checked our progress, w hen ta king a pole, we grappled onr hat and recovered both it ana ttscontent.s in u wet damaged state. Sebastopol never had such rocks at out it as those whicfi soared above aud frowned over onr struggling pathway; otherwise the allies would never have liesieged it. We finally overcame all difficulties aud actually reached head quarter*, the veritable West Point, which Arnold wanted to transfer to the British. We saw the boys In their tents, saw them march from their encampment to their banquctting hall. We paid a visit to Kosciusko monument. We found only his name on it. We wished a single oonplet had been inscribed upon it, takeu from Campbell's Pleasures of Hope. Thus:? Mope Air a kchhoii hid 1be world hfrtvpll. Ami liberty shrieked, when Ku* i ? I I*V< < > tell. From thenre, we went to see the monument ere led to Mujor Dade and his command. We well remember December, 18115, when that whole brave command, with the exception of three men, were barbarously killed by the treacherous Seminole Indians. We were theu on the shores of the Mexican C.ulf when the first news was received, which sent a thrill of horror through the cocntry. We personally knew Mr. Thompson, an Indian agent, who fell at his post about the same time. We afterwards saw several of their savagu-looking chiefs on their way to Arkansas a< prisoners of war. Afler visiting some other interesting localities we again retnrned by our rough and rocky defile, but with better success, having acquired experience iu waling difficult place*. On onr way down in the l?oat we passed many pla ces made famous iu our revolutionary annals. There wasHtomy Point, its summit capped by a light house surrounded by the debris of the celebrated fort which (leoeral Wayne took bv assault at night, in .Iidy, 17*2. At two o'clock A. M., he Hent a laconic despatch to (iencral Wa?hlnjrton, announcing thsit ( ot. Johnson and the fort were in his poMtnian, and that his officers and men fought like inen, who were determined to be free. .Inst before the attack he called for volunteers to 'ead, as a forlorn hope. Th's was immediately and chiefly filled up from the Virginia troops. Iu their advance, and before they had passed the breast works, oue half fell by the deadly fire of the enemy. In our yonag days, we knew a Virginian by the name of Andrews, who was shot by a musket ball that paased thrcngh bis hip ami injured the nerves of his spine. He was a cripple lor life, and reot ivcU a pension from government. The old man would, with his cmt' h, light the battle over again, and said when he heard the sin nit of vlct >ry in the fort, tliut for a time he forgot hto wound, and was re&ily to die with joy. Ami it is a Union, gained l?y the united courage of men like these, and by the blomlcni of Virginia poured out on the banks ol the Hudson, that fanatic* now seek to disturb and dissever. The reflention is a melancholy one. \t the lower towns we reshlpped cargo, but we bad got reconciled to a crowd. Hnd landed safely in the ejty, and in time to take onr tea at home, alter a most pleasant and agreeable day'a adventure among the Highland?, both on the water and on the sliore. A bkl Baiv.r. I iUt?ii nuih CooanalMfcMer'a Coart. Betiire JfHWph BHdgham, Esq Al c IX ? John I i wi* thinl mate nf the alilp Neotoae,* < barge of ar^aulting .'an??? WsMi. rsrpento of that *(th a slnnf shot. IVmnltlfn for trial The >??> priKotw- waa i'b<?ireil with alealina ? walch, tb* properly of o%p vf the p#??n ID hi* it* ? ?? tljUB'ltH. Reform U Battway MmmammmmU [Jfroin tlM Railway Time*, August #.] Every one interested m railway property is elo ouent in {?of of & reform in railway management, what that reform constate of, no two pcreona can agree, in terms. What they want, however, ia aob stantiuily thin: gome method to prevent stealing, defalcations, over iaoM of stocks, Jtc., by treasu rem, superintendents, agents, contactors and other?; a reduction of operating expenses, and an increased amount of net earnings, so that the property will pay dividends. This is all very well, out how shall it be done? Within the past two or three weeks wo ha ve been visited by quite a number of our readers, all more or less anxious or nervous regarding the future stability and value of their investments, and all very certain that they have the true panacea for the ills that railways seem born to contend with. As we cannot give the detail** of all the plans submitted to us, we shall, in- brief, give a few beads of what we consider tery desirable. In the first place, we are decidedly uF favor of closing the construction ac count or every railway that is in operation. Next, elect director* who are competent to supervise and control the officers of the roods, and make those di rectors responsible for the performance of their whole duty. Elect men who have not axes of their own to grind, outside of and through the operations of the road, nut men who shall be interested in the pros perity of the property. Make them give security for the performance of their doty, and pay them well fcr Let them examine the accounts of thoir financial officers from day to day, and regularfr ex amine in detail aa often as once a month. Every man in the employ of the company who has the op portunity of handling a dollar of its money, shall give good bonds to four times the amount tliat con probably be left in his hands at any one time. Let such a system of checks and guards be established in financial operations, that no note or promise, stock or bond of the coraorutiou, shall be valid or legal unless it is signed by the President, Treasurer, and one, at least, of the directors; the disbursing and receiving agents of the company to he distinct and separate, and have the doings of each officer serve as a direct check upon the operations of the others, and all under the direct and daily supervision of the directors. Next, see that the officers and other employes of the company are properly qualified for their duties, and let them give bonds for their good behavior. Let every superintendent ad vertise for bids for the operating materials wood, oil, waste, iron, machinery, Ac. The propo sals to be opened and decided upon by the directors, I at a stated period; the proposing party to give suffi cient sureties for the character of Lis wares, and his ability to furnish the required amount. Open an account with every tickct agent, and see that these accounts are settled dfciiy; nave no ticket used but once, but have it stamped and dated, and after its return to the anditor, destroyed. [We have lately heard of a case where the increase of receipts be tween two important points on one road, in a single week, amounted to some five hundred dollars, in consequence of the adoption of this single passage ticket system.] Open an account with every locomotive engineer, running a regular train, and make him personally interested, over and above his regular wages, lu saving fnel, oil, &c.; and extend this interest in saving to repairs, as ia done on some of the English roads at a saving of some twenty-five or thirty per cent. [For particulars of tins system and some of its results, &c., sec American Railway Times, May 3, 1855; May 10, 1855; and July 2#, 18f>6.] The secret of the success of this sys tem lies in the appeal to the self-interest, the self-respect and the ambition of the men. It makes them interested in saving; and what they save is in a great degree so much saved to the com pany. The principle is a simple one, easy of appli cation, and will eventually be applied to every rail way in the United States. Why not apply it now? The system we have rudely sketched is grounded upon making every man employed by a railway com pany personally responsible for the fulfilment of his duties and personHlly Interested iu the success of the road as a commercial venture. We ask if any of our readers -can, as the world now goes, uppeal to any stronger feeling or interest in the majority of man kind. If they can let us hear It. There is still another plan new to most men, and al most original, that of leasing out tbo roads to a re sponsible (tarty with sufficient sureties, for a series of years, at a certain per centage upon the entire cost. We can ppt our band upon half a hundred men in this community that could make a fortune annually out of almost any road in New England, and stul pay a regular annual dividend of six, seven, aud even in some cases ten per cent up on the cost. Should these men take charge of the roads as a personal venture, they would soon reduce railway operation to an exact science. No engineer would be allowed to burn three cords of wood where one cord will suffice, nor use three gallons of oil when only one is needed. Personally interested in redu?iug the expenses of operation, the least* would soon make his operatives feel the same inte rest, and he would ?o<>u find safeguards from steal ing by conductor, eugine men and other employes. Is it not a matter of common observation that the further the res|>oneibiIity is removed from interested parties, the more expensive the service '< It will cost the United States government twice or thrice all murh to bnild a ship, boat, dock, or other work, aa it does the merchant. Ho it ia with State govern ments, city and other corporations, and all these stand in thn same relation to the people that railway directors do to shareholders. The directors are not held resjwnsible by self-interest, and therefore they leave their di'ties unperformed, trusting to others what they only shonld attend to personally. Make any single Uotrd of railway directors personally re sponsible for the payment of a six per cent dividend, giving them a lease of the road, and we should soon see an entire change in the details of oar railway management. Order end method would soon rule, where chaos now reigns. The leasing system or the contract system will yet be the rule in itiis country. If the former is adopted, the latter will follow as a matter of course. The contract pjstem will be adopted as the old money saving ana money making system, whether the roads arc operated by ine companies or by leesess. Under this system the men are paid for what they do, not for wnat they leave undone, for what they save, and not for what they waste. Within the luft six months we have hod it htated to us, by at least twenty super intendents from diBercnt parte of the country, that i to the adaption of this contract system every com pany must come, at last. We thoroughly believe it, i and we believe that under no other system will be j found the way to prosperity for a very large number of our railway enterprises'. Some of oar more in telligent and 'active managers axe introdncing it in part, and from what we tan learn with decided suc cess. it ha* the tone elements of successful manage ment in it, ond has only to l?e adopted to pave the W?y for an entire change in the character of our undervalued railway property. TIms SI?t? Systems or England and the Dnlttil MatM* (KVTTOJt *TITJV ATION AT TBK POCTH? BKITl?H EAT INDIA MOSOFOI.Y. T<) V!IK mi l OH OK I UK IIXHAI.I). Tin* Gut liidlti Company, to which the British government is tributary, have succeeded admirably in their programme. Their commercial supremacy, growing by what it fafds upon, covet* the mon> poly of the c hief staples of commerce. It i? not denied thnt their machinations ruined the West Indies. Their next move was the destruction of the South ern States. They would be willing that the horrid tragedies of the West Indie* should be enacted in tie South, provided they cun destroy the rice, the sugar and cotton cultivation of our Southern States. It i? well known that such is the irreparable natnie of lhe*e Southern staples, that they cannot be pro duced bj free labor. These crops are, as yon may say, one idea. The whole year is spent in their de velopment. They hare their unyielding necc-sitles. oud must at all hazards be heeded. For instance, in the cotton picking season the crop must I* gathered at n particular time or it is all lost, and with it the labor and expense of the whole year. Could a planter lie dependent upon free labor, liable at these critical periods to have liim in hopes of toning exorbitant wage's? Could a planter who was forced to have sixty nieu within twenty-four hewn, subuiit to the contingency of black mail ? The English and French know that in tropical cli mates lalxir must lie compulsory ; but tli"y purchase their staves for a term ol years and thns e* ap" by a mere fcubterfuge the precis; condition of service of our Southern States. 1 will not nrgoe the physical impossibility of white men MiccecdiuK the Afrii an in tropical cultivation, nor the a?Upt*tiou of the African tor the mm that is mode of hnn. They ?re admitted fact* which point to the explanation of the institution of slavery , and refer it lo w iccr counseU than finite fanatics can comprehend. Itut the decree has {rone forth. The institution must be destroyed, even though the Union is dissolv ed. The American people feel and act. The Eng lish f?el without tu ttug. llenoe, if the American mind i? poisoned a result n ill surely follow. The Kng lish may have, the Mime prejudice amiinst slavery, but are powerless to compel the Km India Company to act in obedience to au aroused moral scutintcut. 1 venture to afllrm that all the alleged evils of slave ry exist by law of England, in and through the Hast India Company, without the cognizance of the Kng liah people, and. if they know of it. thev Hrc powerless to contend with the arogant monopolv. Nay, Worse, slavery exists under (he K,,xt India Coin patiy with Its wornt features, witfcyat its ? ompenss I vrj #dv *5t?fc the flfove. AjW* Tht Curytng Trade. (From the Joatul of Commerce.] When the nr broke oat in Eorope, great expecta tions were termed by oar ship-owner* of the advan tages Likely to remit to the American carrying trade from the prosasutloD of hostilities. Pew or these ex pects Ms? hare been realizod. -The maritime lore* of RunfarhM not been sufficiently strong to venture into the open seas, and thoa to throw any consider aUe Increase of the carrying trade into vessels wil ing under a neutral flag. The peculiar construction and ventilation otAmerican snips have, however, given them aome'ldvsatages over foreign vessel* as government transports ; and many of them, being commanded by men who were part owners, and thus enabled to give an especial guaranty for the perform ance of their contracts, have been selected for this service. The attention of the French government appears to have b*en first directed toward American ships, and especially toward oar clipper models, by Messrs. W. 8. Lindsay k Co., of London, who in De cember, 1854, entered into a correspondence with the French Minister of War upon the subject. The Minister acknowledged the superiority of the Ameri can vessels, aud expressed a willingness to employ them, but felt some hesitation as to the interpreta tion which would be put upon the act by our govern ment. Our readers will remember that at a little later period one of our most respectable shipowners, who had some misgivings as to the coarse which would be taken by our government toward the ves sels thus employed, when they returned to American ports, addressed a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury at Washington, asking whether a charter of on American vessel to the British or French gov ernment to carry troops, horses, stores, Ac., to the Black Sea, would be considered by the department as a violation of tie neutrality laws. Mr. Guthrie referred the letter to the 'Department of State, and Mr. Marcy replied In a somswhat Bhiey note, which we published oa the 6th of April, and which, as it ia a cariosity in rtself, and a matter of interest in this connection, we here repeat:? Defa rtmrt of ?mr, > Washington, April 3, 1865. / D>? vii) Ocnes, Em)., New York ? Sik? Y?r letter of the aOth ult., inquiring ot the Sec retary nf (the Treasury, whether an American ship eau be "chartered to the British or French government. to carry troojs, horses, storei, Ac., to the Black Sea, with out.violating the neutrality lawn of the United States," having been referred by him to this department, I now hare to state, in reply, that it is contrary to tho usage of this department to exprens an opinion in hypothetical i ases. I would suggest to parties who conti-io plate om barking in enterprises of questionable legality to sesk professional advice on the subject. 1 am, sir, respectfully, Your obedient nervant, W. L. MARCY. Previous to this, Messrs. Lindsay & Co. addressed a note of inquiry upon this subject to the American Minister at Loudon, who furnished the following satisfactory reply: ? Lbuatio* ok thk t'vrrBD Siatw, ? London, 12th January, 1866. / GmnJEMB ? An absence of several day a from London has prevented me from answering at an earlier period, yonr letter of tbe 4th of January. In reply to it, 1 have to Hay that I know of an law in treaty of the United States rendering it penal for an American citizen to hire his vessel, now in Europe, as a mere transport to either of the belligerents engaged or the present war. Whilst employed in this service, how ever, she (would be liable to capture and condemnation by the opposite belligerent. Yours, very respectfully, JAMBS BUCHANAN. To Merara. W. 9. Ijxikuy k Co. Notwithstanding this decided opinion, which has since been concurred in by the ablest lawyers in this city, many shipmaster still hesitated, tbe service being a novel one, and its risks not fully ascertained. Captain Ryan, of tbe White Falcon, wan the pioneer,

and engaged bis vessel from four to thirty month*, option of the charterers, at 20s. sterling per month for each ton register, all port charges paid, and the risk of seizure to be borne by the French govern ment. After the way was thus opened, the appli cations by shipmasters were quite numerous, and Messrs. Lindsay & Co. not only readily tilled the orders they had received from the French govern ment, but were obliged to reject many which were proffered. As this was a period of depression in the shipping interest, msny American vessels went to France, and made direct application to the govern ment after they had been refused by the London agents. Tbe government, however, declined to in terfere, and so far as we know, all the charters, both of steam and sailing vessels, have been made through the house named, or their Liverpool correspondents, Messrs. Lamport k Holt. We have obtained a list curcfuUy compiled, of the vessels thus engaged by tbe French government np to tbe latest dates re ceived, which we annex. The following were taken at 17s. to 20s. per ton per month : /hit. Rrg. ton. Brit. Sfp. ton. While Falcon 1,310 llattler, 1,121 Ocean Heralil. 2,186 Soladin, 900 Tkonderoga, 1.624 Great Republic,..,.... 3.424 K.nmia Jaue, 1.176 AlUgh&uian, 1,124 C. olden <?ate, ..1,237 Nonpareil,.., 1,210 Kdgar I', ringer,,... 1,419 Monarch of tbe Seas,. .2,368 (?auntlet, 1/37 Sumroo, . 1,200 Wueen ol Clipper* 2,190 Mwiftsur*, 1,400 The following British and American steamers huve also been chartered by tbe French government, st rates ranging from 45s. to 03s. per month for each registered ton, tbe government finding coals:? 7b iu. Tim*. Kmpr^-s 776 ScaminHnder 1.022 I 'an ol us 1,15# Knaiskillen 712 Wni. McCormiik 084 Athenian I,0i0 City of Manchester. ... 2,109 Kalcon 4S8 Kglinlon 313 Nicolas 1 800 t tty of Baltimore 2,367 Cleator 1166 (ireat Northern 678 Wearmouth 694 l ady Bcrrydale 393 Sea Nymph 703 Kuropenn 2,369 Columbian 2,189 Napoleon III 1,609 Caledonian 1,400 Star of the South . ... I,'. 00 At the present moment the demand has slacken ed; but there would appear to be a strong proba bility tbat farther snips would be wanted. The Ericsson was sent out with an expectation tbat she would be taken for this service, and the fact tbat she is not, but is returning with a cargo of good* to this port, has created some disappointment here. It is currently reported tbat she was oflbred 45s. per ?ton, which would leave her nearly $20,000 per month; and if this is so, it would appear like a handsome proposal. We have added the Star of tbe South to the list of steamers chartered, as we heard by the last mail tbat she was engaged, al though the owners here have not been officially apprized of it. The British government made some charters here to convey their recruits from this city, although tbe tact of the proposed enlistment has been openly de nied. lu one case a vessel, nominally under the British dag, but really owned iu thin city, was char tered (we believe for $3,000) without the owner knowing exactly for what purpose, and being or dered to drop down into the lower bay, lay there for a week without being able to proceed on her voy age. Our government got wind of the project, and with a becoming energy broke np the whole scheme. The ship owner claimed damage*, and within a few days hss actually received from the British authori ties a check for $1,600 as a settlement of the claim. There can be no question of the illegality of at tempts to transport an armed force from our shores to invade the territory of a nation witli whom we are at peace; but the right of any American, whose ves sel is in a foreign port, to charter her there to either of the belligerents, appear.* unquestionable, and we know that it is so regarded by competent legal au thority. The only peril such" vessels incur, is that stated by Mr. Bin hanan ? the liability of seizure by the opposing belligerent. Against this danger, which may be considered quite remote under the circumstances, the French government give a guar anty in the charter party signed by their authorized agent. Thk Cheat F.lm of Boston. ? Dr. John C. War ren has just published, in a neat rtvo. form of twenty pages, '-The History of tbe Great Tree on Boston Common,'' with an engraving showing the elm as it now appears, and it reduced mop of Boston, taken by Captain John Bonner in 1722. on which tbe "Brent tree"' is designated. The account bore given of tk|u>rirocval giant, the most remarkable tree in Ncwmfcg land, and probably the oldest of which we have utiy account, is the most authentic we shall ever hare. The tree is unquestionably over 260 years old. A drawing of it taken by Miss Hannah Otis one hundred years ago shows it in a state of decrepitude and decay, as there was then an orifice in the tmnk large enough to admit a boy ten v mrs of age. By care and a coating of canvas* and clay, thixdefcrt* has healed over snd is now obliterated Ihc Doctor proves by anal ry that this native Ame rican ebn liad Its origin | riou* to tbe time of Governor Winthrop id 1630, or of Mr. Bb< kstnoe. prior to that period. The author refer* to the manv interesting < vents and circumstance* that most have occurred nnder the shadow of its out*treteh?'d branches from the time of " ftagamore John" to the middle of the 19th Century. Among the most tra gical he names the doel fought l?v lien j.ttnin Wood* l-ridge snd Henry Phillips, two graduates of Har vard. which terminated in the death ot the former, July 3. 1728. and which was *o graphically given by the "Sexton of the Old School." In hi- interest ing scries, in the Trantrripl, April 26, lftfll. This vntnable historical work of Dr. Warren's can ob tained of all oor lending lx>ok*cller*.? Bos/on Tron xeript, ^wgttsl II. Fort PiKRBit. ? Tbe War Department have ad vices of the arrival at their destination of the troops not long since ordered to garrison Fort PietTe, the most advanced (westerly) post occupied by United States troops from this side. It was recently pur chased by the government from the Indian Trading Company of Chouteau A Co., to be occupied in con nection with the proposed expedition against the Sioux. The troops for this expedition, are rapidly moving towards the Upper Missouri for concentra tion at tbe points where they are ordered to assem ble. snd from wfccnce they are commence opera Ii"n? 0,&61 7,210 8, 403 7,941 101 963 40,302 <0,283 (*1.302 8,480 10<\4?4a 4,020 19,483 38,278 37,640 21,807 84,355 09,836 80,809 30,287 23,667 81,443 78,423 19, UP, 10,343 38,480 72,854 11,011 48,434 33,398 11,566 86,991 30,459 40,211 2f>,533 55,636 20,687 13,830 48,425 14,701 27,807 22.260 21,3X3 26,137 12,755 29,777 22,753 34,4" A?cn?e CMClttlM of the ftwM OnJ ton, tor Fin Wwkt EmUh ? *?*? * omcui? Bantu. Loam. Nprcb &&***?_ AHngton 8262,931 85,283 *28?}' Adama 996,286 6,760 ?,*?* Agawam 378,879 Agricultural 396,687 Andover 388,986 Apple ton 374,090 Asiatic 300,833 Attlebornugh 172,024 Barnrtable 587,061 11,31# 21,844 Ban# River 160,341 3,927 9,47? PayHtalo 774,292 12,465 77,985 Bedford Comer'l. 1,030,390 12,151 124,018 Beverly 220.471 5,065 29.250 tUrkBtone 190;<)63 5,401 14, '163 Blue Hill 208,892 8,269 00,488 Brighton 443,513 0,230 01,732 Brighton Market.. 287,806 7.550 46,824 Brlhtol County , . . 003.829 8,808 02,611 Bunker Hill...... 509.174 30,881 227,200 Cabot 248,322 0,068 17,873 Cambridge JJS'iSJ Cambridge City- . . 200,58a Cambridge Market 266,650 Central ,6m'S!5 Cbarle* River.... 1M.876 (blcopee Citfeena' ?!?'!? City, I.ynu ViS'S* City, Worcester. . 448,995 Commercial 372,082 Concord Conway J8d,w? Danvei-? l'?dM? H?'m3 }?>!? Exchange Fairhaven 369,007 : almoutb If?'?? all River. itchburg *^<9*9 Kramingham 372,471 Franklin County. 376,429 Gloucester 4*H,807 Urafton 13?i5Jj (?rand J??'?!? Greenfield 350,663 Hartley Valla 383,247 Hampden 27 5,788 Hampahiru Man. . 492,009 Haverhill 245,987 Bingham Hollitton 5'LiZ Holyokc Hopkinton HouMtonic John Hancock.... 289,776 to iiv Uichton 332,680 8,185 ?12,137 USS?. 360,810 *'?? M Lechinc re. ....... 196,253 . , 354;?64 7,168 21,381 i swell .*63,458 [ynnMech*..... 378,671 10079 60,061 Machinists' 363,309 .,722 ?*,84 Mahaiwe SSi'SII 8'200 Maiden 170,0:16 Marbleheail Marine Massasoit W-,968 Mattapnn J'?"??? Meob*', N. BwU'd CM, 155 SdST*::. ?.;S ?Sj &S fes^sis m .38 New Bedford. . ,i, 174, 279 Newburyport . . v!86,473 Sal.'tn 384,699 Merrimack 328,017 78 713 Metacomct 822,634 Vino ,(40,058 6,37? iU,j0U 131,997 3! 390 10,040 Motwon *iYtT'"' iftS 4#? Mo^ni:;::::: ?*,o? M ?2US!^:SB ? i?S ;Er: S*S 2:2! Nvfc"..:: 390',720 9,693 41,560 Vorthboroogh.... 179,001 6,038 17.88 i ;s,s jst Sim sis w 378,886 12,508 210, ow S:?:::SS ?S %:% Mttxfield 599,516 8,040 Plymouth*. 208,663 8.004 J0,|g as li ?5 Y? & S3::::::: Kg ? || si Southbridge 263?*! ' lo'alla South Reading.... 173,117 4,651 16 -53 Spick, t Fall. 168,610 3,693 18,8i0 Springfield 478,282 13 1W TiunU-n 6W.455 11 667 118,348 Towncend 109.882 Tradesmen's 226,595 Union, Haverhill.. 213,904 Union. of Weym'th and Braintree. .. 28-, 066 Village 332,980 Wallham 304,196 Wanneait Wareham JX'Si Warren ?S2'125 Western JS'iSw WertJleld 299,007 Woborn I"?'?? Worceati-r 544,96.3 Worceator County. 136,146 Wi.-ntbain 264,97. 8,698 6,440 5.908 14,744 12,051 13,041 8,327 4,818 12,432 4,048 11.511 5,258 3,642 12,275 3,572 7,373 5,110 3,510 12,013 21,437 7,159 8,148 9.184 5,461 0.520 0,178 6,828 5.641 15,670 5,479 5,043 5,183 6.438 2.057 4,189 10,840 8.185 4,634 7,125 5,685 7,168 4,3W 10079 7,722 8.200 6.892 7,777 15;327 11.512 175,581 8,029 40,549 6,766 43,305 9,953 109,003 15.:v;5 240,020 11,208 41,591 9,414 114,602 4,261 47,111 3.773 5,654 4.184 0,945 12,274 4,872 3,355 5,40? 9,634 4,814 7,023 14.077 110,730 2,130 4,716 6.301 14.800 8,195 51.346 40 703 30,661 40.488 22,907 43.340 44.801 73,361 40.027 26,307 35,808 Total $45,479,220 1,044,560 ?,653)?3515,T0>^61 The aggregates of city and country talks compare m follows:? Ranks m HiHucHnesra. Liabilities. 37 CU y. 132 Country. '/!?/>!. Capita) >32,710.000 25,874,600 5?,5U,M? Nrt cm illation .... 5,470,075 12,144,681 17,615,(56 Ifcjwits 14,767,044 6,56:',4U6 21,910,47* Profit on hand 3,888,279 2,48i,80? 6,406,087 T'tal $57,830,308 47,056,424 103, 886,822 Aminw. \nitv, bill* e*.\, *r.$53,3&4, 108 4.">, 479, 220 ?8W:.3M 2,792.364 1 044. .'.(Hi 3,886,084 Rtal estate 653.866 532,644 1,186.510 Total ?>6,830,396 37,066,434 103.68?'>,822 The above btatcment exhibits, upon comparison with the 1st day of January last, an increase in the itemx of capital of $1,269,8!)?, of net circulation tl /.".ifi. IV, of deposits $4 ,704 ,843 , of loans ?s, 173.01 7, und of f-pccle $109,412. The Tong-Hook-Tmng Dramatic .Company. TO THE EDJTOll OP THE IIKRA1.D. N*w Yoee, August 13, 18W. Your paper of August S contains an article froiu the Chin n M ail casting unjust reflections on my character. So far as I am concerned, the charges therein insinuated are false and malicions. But as the bare assertion of any man ii not auiUcient to contradict conclusively a minute detail of fabricated incidents, 1 will refer to the following facts. Forty-one Chinese, belonging to the Tong-Hook Tung company, a dramatic society, were brought by (ieorge W. Reach, to this city, to perform, during the World's Fair; after their wardrobe had n pawned for their passage, they were left without means at the fchakspere Hotel ; they afterwards attempted to perform at Niblo'a, but tl* public did not patroniv.e them and their attempt failed; desert ed by their employers, they were now thrown pau pers on the charity of Mr. Lievrr, the proprietor of the Shakeapearc Hotel. His active benevolence prevented them from starving -month Alter tuonth he kept them, with their indebtedness to him increasing, and without prospect of remuneration, white his own circumstances were fast becom ing embarrassed. The greater portion of their time they spent in their rooms in a state of nudity, smoking opium until drank, and de vouring the provision*) of their host without project of recompense. They stopped with Mr. Lievre from Ajiril '29. INS."!, until Octolier 22, following. (taring this time their number ranged from twenty* four to forty. Their indebtedness to litvrc was (3.170. If Lievre had turned them out of doors th<\y would either have starved or pone to Blackwell's Island. In order that thev might nave another tricl before the public, 1 consented to go with them to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. The expedition was au entire failure, and the newspapers ridicnled their I had to borrow money in Washing ton to pay their board bill at the frvinjr Hotel, and their fare lack to New York. At ( 'iistlo Onrileu they did better in consequence of the indefatigable assistance of the New Yoke Herald and other journals, and received from a concert $6*0 >0. fn Augtjst, 1S53, it was resolved to raise subscrip tions to send them home, and pay $1,000 to l.i?vre on account. A committee, composed ot Hon. .Jacob A. Wcstervelt, the then Mayor. Charles W. riandford, Mortimer Livingston and George Christ, volunteered their services for that purpose, and I was authorized to receive contributions, whieh 1 was obliged to acknowledge in the Henu.n. and then j?ay them over to the Treasurer, Mr. ( hrixt. The entire amonnt received was $981 7.1, of which $84 was paid l.eong Aghew, the interpreter, for pocket money of the company. This money wax applied to pay the arrears for board. These ?um*. with other small amounts paid Mr. Lie.vr<- by the Commissioner* of Emigration; Mr. Mar-hull, of the Broadway Theatre; Mr. Barton, of Harton'f Thea tre, and by the agents of the company bringing tbem frgjo CiUifornio, Vjfprf they reduced their debt to 1469 24, which they still owfl Mr. Lievre ! At the time we attempted to raise subscription!) the yellow fever, with the malignity of the plague, swept New Orleans, and benevolence wu tamed thitner ? hence the small results attending oar exer tions. In a card, published in the Hboald at the time I wu appointed by the oommittee, I stated that 14,000 was necessary to send them to China, and that $1 ,000 would be paid to Lievre to liquidate their board bill. All the sums received by me were all the tima acknowledged in the Hekald, and the Chinese were aware of every cent so collected. 1 spent my time aud money in trying to relievo their wants, and spared no personal exertion to ad vance their happiness. With all this we eonld not procure funds sufficient to pay Mr. Lievre with in $469 '24. There was not enough within $3,000 bad all the subscriptions been applied to sending them to China, sufficient to pay their passage. The understanding was, that the first $1,000 should be paid to Lievre. Was this man to be ruined for his kindness If He had boarded and was still boarding them; his house was injured by having them in it r their habits and associations repelled other boarders; they befouled and injured his furniture aud rooms, and were addicted to all the vices of Asiatics. Re had to provide separate rooms and tables for Leong A phew and several others isho belonged to a higher caste than their other con mymen, and who would neither eat, drink, or sleep in their company. They led an animal existence, despising each other, dis dained exertion, and depended on the kindness ot Mr. Lievre for support. Finally, the Commissioners of Emigration pro* vided for the Chinese on Word's Island, and tbey were sent, I know not how, from New York to their country. I know nothing relative to their transac tions with Mr. G. O. Dennis, except the tan t that bjf this gentleman their hones and wishes were disap pointed. As to myself, t pronounce tho article fa the China Mail a tissue of malicious and notorious lies, made by Leong Aghew, the interpreter, a man who obtained every assistance flrom me, and who, were he not an ungrateful fellow, would acknow ledge his obligations, instead of assailing my mo tives and misrepresenting ray exertions. William Shuach, 15$ Bowery. Oar Cabs Correspondence. Havana, July 31, 1865. Affair* in Cuba ? Health ? The Weather, tfc. This " ever faithful isle" is as quiet as the grave,, so far as politics are oonoerned, and in fact almost everything else, though we hear from Europe the rambling of the distant din? we hear that Barcelona is moving with the rommotion of insurrection, and that in the Cortes our Vice Royalty here is oatching the devil in regard to his great " fuss and feather" movements some time since m regard to insurrections, fllibuaterism, and garoting. The proof has been called for, but I fear it will be difficult to come at particulars as regards the latter? the garoting. 1 opine there will be no proof to warrant the murder of Pinto, aad the great cause of that mournful ca tastrophe will find it difficult to satisfy an outraged world in this death, or hi3 own conscience for the sacrifice of a man like Pinto. We have uews here that the vomito is making sad havoc in Porto Rico. I hear from good autho rity?an officer of rank? that already some fifteen hundred of the troops have died; and yet it rages. 1 have heard from Matanzss, and learn that the hateful garote was used there, a few days ago, on a poor (Thins man, though, in this instance, it waft deserved. He, to revenge himself on the father, killed one or two children, and he felt the power of the executioner. I wish I could say all execution* here were as deserving as this. In Mstansas all trade has ceased, or nearly so; there are now but live vessels in port. 1 hove written yon several times, bat as I hav not seen my letters in the Herald, I do not know if you have received them. Just say in the next number if they came safe. [Tbey have nil been received.? Ed. Herald.] The weather is very hot. I send this by a sailing vessel, as I have several others lately. Pinto. Another Grace Darling. The Buffalo Commercial of Saturday contain* a detailed account of the exploit of Mis. Becker, who resides on the Canada chore of lake F.rie, in wring tlte lives of eight seamen who were wrecked near bev residence: ? On the morning of the 30th November, 1864, the schooner Conductor left the port of Amberstburg, ttound for Toronto, with a cargo of teu thooaaud bushels of corn. The wind blew fresh from the southwest all day, a heavy sea rawing meantime. About 5 o'clock, P. M., the wind increased to a per feet hurricane, and all the canvass was reefed snutc down. Toward midnight a severe storm arose. The topsail sheets were carried away, the boat was wash ed from the davits, the decks swept clean of every, thing, and the vessel would not obey her helm, and j seemed to settle into the trough of the sea. About 4 o'clock in the morning of the 21atthe crew of the seboouer made what tb. v supposed to be lx>ng Point light, but it was really the light at Jx>ug Point Cut. The. thickly drifting snow instant ly otacurvd this light , and m about half an hoar af ter the vessel struck bottom. Although the vessel was not more than two hundreds yards from the shore, it was impossible to form an accurate opinion an to the locality, because of the thickly drifting snow. The sea made a clear breach over the vessel, and forced the crew into the rigging, where they re mained from 6 o'clock in the morning until a in the afternoon, lee was making fast all the time. The crew then descried a woman and two little boys aj> i proarbing along the bench. | The woman and children built a fire on the shore, and made signs to the sailors to swim ashore. The aea. was so great that they were afraid to venture, until the captain, thinking the risk of drowning bet ter than almost certai n death by cold and exposure, struck out from the wreck, and by extraordinary effort* nearly reached the shore; but his strength failed, and being caught by the undertow, he would have been carried oat had not the woman come to his assistance. She seeing his critical situation, came to him as speedily as the deep water would permit, and having walked in np to her neck, for tunately reach him, he bdngntteriy exhausted. The woman supported the man and drew him ashore, having been herself several times beaten down by the forre of the waves. With the assistance of the boys, she drew him to tbs fire and resnacftoted him. Tbe mate of the sebonner next struck oat, bat in like manner failed to reach the shore, and sank. The captain, supposing himself sufficiently re stored, went to the assistance of the mate, bat again himself gave way, and tbe woman again went into the angry waters, out to tbe utmost depth at which she could stand, and brought the two men sxborv. The mate seemed to be lifeless, bat wan at length restored. In addition to these ef foils, live several times did tbe woman go out to the receding surge, and at each time bring an < xhausted drowning seaman ashore, until seven persons ? tbe master, mite and live of tbe crew ? were saved. It was evening now, and one man who could not swim <fill clung to tbe rigging. During the whole niKht the woman priced hack aud forth along the shore, renewing tbe fire, encouraging the rescued men, giving them food and warm tea, and administering to their comfort. From time to time he would pause, and wishfully regarding the stranded vessel, thus give utterance to her hu mauity : I " Oh, if I could bbv. that poor man 1 should he happy." When momiuc at last came, on tbe 2'2d. be storm having abated, the sea was Ic^s violent, The master and crew lieing now strengthened and inviKorutcd by the food and fire, constructed a raft and reached their comrade, whose resolute spirit, though fast giving wny, was still sufficient to enable him to retain his position in the rigging. Thns he, too. was saved, thounh badlv froze a. The crew re mained at the cabin of Mr. $. Becker nearly a week before thry were able to depart. On tbe week following this occurrence, two Ame rican vessels were lost on the sari if point, whose cri wswere greatly comforted by Mr*. Becker, whose husband was still engaged in trapping. The crews <>f these vessels were sheltered in ner cabin, and were the recipients of her hospitable and fanmane atten tion.-, and care. M e, the captain und crew of the schooner Con dnctor.whflft? names are hereunto HUbscribed, certify tbe correctness of tbe above statement. Heot Hackktt, captain. John Jokes, mate. James J. Cocsivh, seaman anil rook. ?Imismiah Sawyers, ?caman loflV ( ham her", do. Iekome 1>. Akdukwb, do. .iohn Mo A, do. OlOROK NlCOPKWrS, do. I (i rtify, as owner of the schooner Conductor, that the above" art' tho mimes of the csntain aud rrew who were on board the sclmoner at tbe time she wae wrecked, as stated In the forejroinjr narrative. John He 1. hop. We hove simply to state, that on Monday evening Tiext, Mm. B??ckr"r will be at the American Hotel, at the ream ?t of numerous gentlemen, ami that thus a convenient opportunity will be aff>rded for tadiee and gentlemen to meet her. On Monday we will, to n ft w words, give somr ncce^sary partfcalars upon this suhjrrt. Mrs. H? cker has received a purse of MM, raised \>y private subscription in Canada; slie crpreased the desire that the money should be appropriated toward tin education of her children ? a noble pur]>oae. When Captain Paxton made the gift, -he sold -'she would tbank him if she knew how." Hhe knew bow to Save the lives of eight peri -bin if -ailors, in six re? t of water. Mr*- Becker is a fiiiy*. mascr liner w> man, about six feet hltjh, weigh* 91# pounds, wm born in f'anada, and is no years old. >he lives on tie Wand of Point with her Lasfafind, and they g*in thejr f pbfJsHnee by 0?b<ng.