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THOMAS KATCH1E fc JOHN P. HZlbS, (I IT 1^ 4\ I [1 'jiT I | |fl /?l"l ifll ll [fulfil ML f 1 / 1i I 111111 I II I II II JXELtt? : : :?iS5 W ^V>V<JJI <f ""' XHJ WttKLl, " uos coi-jr - ou V JJ K^/ Subscriber# will b* not i ford soms dsyt iu ?dv*ucs of ikm Um wJmm Ave cojiki 'JO 00 tluur aub?(ri|iijiai trUlnpii't M ' t#? Co pis* 66 UO Subscription# lor period less ibsn * j set w ill b? iscolvsd mi t*n*s WiiKLV ouo copy - * OU proportioned to lbs shove suuusl rein. * *' fivs copies ?0? ? ? , . . ~ ...... ? ^ t 1 i ' 1 A po*Un*si?< ' csrti&cst* of re mittsnc# in psjusut for subscnp ton copies 16 ou u?m or sd*o*jso?ouU mil \m s auAofont receipt tbotofor Too tolnuHiwiONAL WUHTU,M.cu|,;iMik?N?i<io ? VOLUME IL " LIBERTY, THE UNION, AND THE CONSTITUTION." NUMBER *04. wrie.efeej >i?cM wi>i be?h?iUb#iecei?erf lerety cuptee ... 10 (M 0 0^r?iuii ut in lullumrf H Ml M MI tftliU, u4 b; Itltli rot iDVIITIIIHii. . - - 114 ueflee jeert* eubecnbeie .w ithtfce eeherrurtwu moucy for efchee Ten U???. or leee, three mterUMU $1 00 1 1?' 1 .. . ,i .. 1 . " ' " . ' ' ~ 1 111 the Dmttf. Btmi-W.tklii. or wlM he eeMtettr eoe t?if at the " CITY OF WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 23, 1840. ^r^x^ristr^. -... J yraw Uwda tur ( hrlilmu PrMtnto, Jul ^ ned I? |\ Children's I*iicy shaded and sir mod coat* arid speuccts Milled and children's fancy woollen net cups 3U dozen men's and boys' woollen oouiluil, froui 11!, C*llU lo 76 cent* 66 dozen lad loo', misses, and children's worsted uiilU from 3 wont* to 60 cunt* per pair 100 dozen tortoise rhcll arid Hruziliuii twist and side earn be 60 pieces new style plaid and striped bonnet ribbands, from 8 cents to ta cent* Ladies' superior colored kid gloves, 37J cents New style gaiters lor uktildreii fancy silk buttons lor ladies' dresses to dozen children's while, gray, and lisncy worsted stockings Men's and boy-' woollen and uicrinogloves Lamb's Wool, merino, and cotton hnli' hose Heavy woollen stockingslbr servants Gentlemen's fancy cravats, scarfs, stocks, neck lyes, collars, bosoms, atul suspenders 60 poutuis line black, white, gray, and blue mixed Woollen yarns 30 pounds white unblcaclted and colored knitting cot tout 16 pound* scarlet, orange, blue, and random yarns Laan-s' aloacii, lamb's wool, ana ribbed worsted hose, very cheap 100 nieces French, English, and American prints, from ceau to 31 cents Furniture calico, Irani 34 cent* to 124 cents Lamb's wool and lui-rino sliirts and drawers Bleached and unbleached Cantou flannels White and scarlet tlaniieU, all wool, 26 oents Hlack ami colored cam bricks, cents Csvimeres, casstnott aud vesting*, vary cheap Irish linens, blankets and plaid domestics liim'k auil white wadding and cotton butts Together with a general stock of seasonable dry goods, always on hand, to which the subscriber wotdd respectfully call uu> atUiilsun of his friends and the public generally. GEORGE F. ALLEN*, Punusylrunla avenue, between 11th and 12th streets. Dec O-Jtif VltkV Important to Use Puithswrs of Vaucjr Uuuda fur presents*?The untire stock of fancy gsods at Guiou's Basu lot ul t j street ami Pennsylvania avenue, will be uttered till the 1st January at the New York importation prices. Persons doubting the sincerity of the above notice ciiit satisfy themselves by calling at the store and ascertaining the prices. The assortment consists In part uf? Work boxes and dressing cases, unsurpassed in style and number Papier mache portfolios, card baskets, work boxes, aud papeterre; beautiful odor boxes, riohly inlaid Ladies' aud gentlemen's beautiful writing desks and pu peterre ; eTegnnt party finis, of every style Head dresses ; porcelain patent ink-tinds Ivory, mother of p.uurl, shell, and silver curd cases Velvet and silk bags ; silk embroidered money purses Gold pencils; Etui cases Gentlatueu's rosewood and leather portable dressing boxes Elegant Louis XIV porcelain vases, for mnntelpieces MecUnnicul self-moving toys, French games ( Backgnmtnouboards, chessmen, dominoes Kreucn note paper A superior assortment of Hodden's cutlery Hair, cloth, and shaving brushes Perfumery, t'resli, and of best quality onlv. D?c?-7t I"tOil Christmas and ItwViar'i Presents.? Plain J aud lanuy card casus, work-boxes, gold pencils and pans, paper niaebe and other styles ol portfoliosj lancy boxes, jaspateries of every variety ; velvet and leather lollos; writing-desks, penholders und iblders of all kinds: inkstandishes, silver pencils, tine cutlery, envoi vod ivory, petti, aud lanMUtd HWi (MtH of all kinds tor children: ca <1 baskets, transparent slates, backgantnion boxes and chessmen, visiting cards, fancy envelopes and note paper?ail of the greatest variety, and most beautiful, rich, ami new patterns; together with a general assortment of the beet kinds of fancy and staple stationerv and blank book* to be found in the city ; all of which will ba sold at lower prices than ever. Call on wM. F. BAYLY, Bonn, avenue, between 11th and 12Ui streets. ; Dec gl?3t assortment ol' till icy good* just opened, at J. H. GIBBBS'3 Glove and Perfiunory store, Peon, avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, cousisting of? Workboxes. ladles' companions, fancy baskets Extract ana fancy boxes, toilet bottles, vases Cologne bottle*, chequer boards, playing cards Reticules and purses, in the greatest variety, and of beautiful designs Fiue leather and hand-painted fans, very superior Likewise elegant embroidered fans, new and fashionable styles A choice telection of cameo and other handsome breastpins, of the best workmanship Beautiful card eases, smelling bottles Bouquet holders, bracelets, clasps, and other jewelry pvery de+ription of tine perfumery Carved shell tuck combs, most elegant patterns, Acc. Also, a quantity of wax dolls, dressed and otherwise. With innumerable fancy goods, which cannot bo specified, but which the ladies and public generally are respectfully invited to call and purchase. Dec. ??8tif ' /"lOlfPEC i-iONBRV ?The subscriber thankfully acknowlVy edges tho liberal patronage he has received heretofore from tho citizens of Washington, Georgetown, and their \ vicinities, and respectfully solicits a continuance of their favors. He takes this inotiiod of informing his friends and 1 the public in.general that ho lias received a large assortment of Frenen bonbons, .Sec., fnucy boxes, fresh fruits, ' ,Ve., which he oifers, together with his domestic confectionery, and a groat variety of other articles usually kept in . his line, for safe at reduced prices. P. t>. Orders for wedding-, b ills, and other parties will ' De executed In a neat and handsome manner at the shortest ' notice, and particular paiil* taken with regnrd to quality of articles furnished. By long experience in business, he fiat- j ters himself to be able to sire satisfaction. I WAX. EMMERT, Confectioner, Dec. 19?Sloe Bridge street, Georgetown. I DH.LEIBERJIAK tins removed hie office and reel. denee to the south side of F street, between 13th and i 11th streets, (near 14lU,) where he continues to practice as physician, operative surgeon, and accoucheur. Dr. L. has devoted much attention to the surgical treatment of deformities, such us clubfoot, strabismus, wry . neck, drc. Dec. 22?eolm PH)R H KVr.?A comfortable two-story brick liouse, T pleasantly situated on H street, arid neatly and gen- ' leelly furnished for the accommodation of a small family. Any [K-r?on temporarily residing in the city, and wishing ' to enjoy the comforts of house-keeping without being subject to the expense of purchasing furniture, will find this a ! ran- chance. Terms very moderate. Apply to WILLIAM S. CLARY, ? Dec 22 At the Union office. ? < AHMY OF OCCUPATION. ^ VIEW of the Ctimp of the Army of Occupation as in tx. uctouer, IS4S; being the first of a series of views illustrating .the progress ol the army anil scenery of Mexico, 1 by Captain f). P. Whiting, United Slates army. For sale at Stationers' Hall, Pennsylvania avenue. Dee 22 WM. FISCHER. W IMA AM tl. HKORGK, formerly of Greene county, Alabama, if vet alive, will confer a favor upon his brother, Janies O. Cfeorge, and will also learn matters of importance to himself, by making known his present resilience; and if any other person has any information concerning him, they will confer a favor upon tue by addressin" n letter, directed to Hopewell, Green county, Alabama. Ml,en la?t heard from be was in Pittsburg, Arkansas. I'cc. 22 JAMES O. GKOROE. AJfitHJAM AND IliLl'flTRATRD IIOOKM FOR IH17. THE Diadem; The Evergreen; Tho Floral Otfering; Gems of Beauty ; Parlor Scrap Book ; Finden's Ben titles of Moore; The Fountain; Tlic Opal; The Rose; The Sacred Mountains; Poems and Pictures lor 1R47; Childe Harold, with sixty illustrations of its Landscape Jscenery; Hogers s Poems illustrated: Longfellow's Poems illustrated ; llyrant's Poems illustrated ; Bhakspenre illustrated. Five editions of standard authors, many of them beautifully illustrated, others richly bound; Alliums, Drawing Books, French and English Portfolios of goat skin, velvet, and other materials; Bibles, Testaments, and Prayer Books -.hi i in vcivpi, ana in me nnest etrir ami Motocoo J bindings; Juvenile Hooks in great variety i gold and silver J pencil cases; gold |>en?, iVe., Ate. Many of which are im- ' ported direct from Ktlrope by the subscriber and just opened?(or (ale at the lowest northern price* in every case. _ Iter 22 F. TAYLOR FIKNCH Millinery, Knney Art lei re, Ac.?The subscriber will open, over hi* store, this morning, from Mis* K. Doyle's establishment, of Philadelphia, a large and n splendid assortment of Indies' dresses, (lowers, ribands, die., to which he would resftectftilly invite the atrention of U>e ladies of Washington and it* vicinity. " Orders taken (or evening dresses. OliOROE C. ALLEN, j Pennsylvania avenue, between 11th nnd 18th street*. Dee. Id?3til WTh.VM j'( LOJWI CAIHMRRR SHAWLS.?We have on hand 20 l' long French Cashmere shawls, which we will offer very great bargains; we have them in two colors, Arc. These . drawls are in the second story of our store fbr exhibition. Iter ff-etir D. OLAOETT fe CO. ( VAlt LOAN >tt 4 1IASR, c FRO* NCW YORK AXO rmt.ADtLPHO. Ihifurrrr?tpi? linomt. f Admittance free. " Comer 7th street and Pennsylvania avenue, over Stott's J Drugs tore, Picture* taken in any kind of weather, clear, cloudy, or larny, from 9 o'clock, a. m., till # o'clock, p. m. Deo. 19 l CHAPPBD HASM, LIP*, 4ta.-Tlm iirtml ?*? being peculiarly calculated to producs the above paiulul and annoying disfigurements, we would invito attention to lite very superior quality of Patey's uoltl cream aud rose lip aalvo winch we hava now tat baud. Ainu, die celcbra ted camplior, alinoml, and olive soape, prepared especially lor softening die skin and removing roughness and redness. The highly reooimuunded meenfun, or Chine e) skin l)owdar, is also one of the most desirable articles for die above purposes now extant, possessing properties I'm die improvement and com tort ol tlie skin anil complexion such arcuder it a most esseulial appendage to a lady's toilet. Sold only by J. H. GlbUs, sole agt-ui lor ilie District of Columbia, l'utin. avenue, between 11th and lUtli streets, Dec. 22?3uf bplciiUKI Presents. W FISCHER. importer of Engliali and French fancy goods, has just received, via New York, a large case ef choice and beautiful articles, suitable preeeuts lor the approaching season; It is not sulHclcut to enumerate them, .Til.... - _ i? i... ... ........i i... - lion, which is respeclfulfy solii-ued at "stuliouer's Hull lwIbrc purchases are Hindu uLewherc. Doc ?-UJwif HITIUXLOR'I IJquld HaJrl??i, .tk>.o?M|?l lo bo iho best liquid dye over invented, changing the liair Insiaiitaneoii-iy lo a beautiful black or brown, without staining or injuring lite sltui. For Mile, wholesale nnd rrtatl, by J. II. OlbB."4, role uuent for tin- Dutrict ol Coluiubiu, Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, where will also be louud constantly uu hand a handsome assortment of nrunineutal hair work, orders for which will be likewise taken, n/ui executed with accuracy a/id despatch. D.cKi?iftif LHAWI Or ltTUMII. I, TI.Ml'l.LM.lV, near cornet of h street, has just received a fresh supply of Vatiel's Law of Nations, MOusa ton's l/iw of Nations, and WlteaIon's Elements of lntcrnationul Law. He has on hand a Hue stouk of law lionks siiibible lor the Washington market, together with tnuiiy bonks on the foreign relations of the United States, on jmlilical economy, and finances. Full sets of Niles's Kcgutcr, and otlier political registers. A tine stock ol medical Look*, ami of all the current literature ol IM day. U? 22. NOTIC?.?Tim subscriber will prewnt for payment all demand* due him <111 thu llrst of January next, and any peraom having hill* or demand* against hint are requested to present them for payment aho fteell 8YLVANUS HOLMES PIMia HIUJKKitY. Mas. K. IIAKKlSt >.n, irom Baltimore, ha* taken the tore on Penii yhania nvcuue, between I2th ami 14th street*, formerly occupied by Mr. Harper, and will open, on Wednesday, the 23d instant, a rich aa*ortrueut of bonnet*, hat*, cutis, head-dresses, and a variety of fancy article*, to which the attention of the Indie* I* respectfully invited. Dec. 21?It NOTICE.?Our lrietul* and oustotners, respectively, are hereby notified that their bills will be handed to thetn in tho course of a few day*, when it is confidently hoped that Immediate settlement Will be made, either by cash or notes at short dates. Doc 21??t P. H. HOPE & CO. To Utstlemrn ot Uu Bar. rpHE subscriber ha* this day published, from the last JL 1<OI1<1<H1 <*(1111011, Willi OlllllIIOIIUl Cn*CS, Continuing llll' work to the year 1>M6, Harrison's Analytical Digest of nil the reported case* determined in the House of Lords, the several courts of Common law, in banc, and at nisi prius, and the court of bankruptcy, from the year 1786 to the year 1846, including also die crown case* reserved, and a full seleottotl of equity decisions, with the in anuscrip casus cited in the beet modern treatises not elsewhere reported. By K Tarrant Hnrnson, esq., of the Middle Temple. In five very Urge royal 8vo. vols., containing more thnn five thousand pages. ROBERT H. SMALL, No. 25 Minor street, Philadelphia. This work can be had in Washington, of Mr. Pt. Templeniaii Is-c 21?itdlfeStop ELKOAVT Books tor Presents,?Thr subscriber has now on hand, and is every day receiving, a number of lieautifully-bouiid book* for Christmas. Among them arc the poetical works of Bryant, Byron, Milton. Hemans, Craboc, Heber, Pollock, Rogers, Campbell, Kirk White, Young, Coleridge, Shelly, Keats, and Howell, in different sizes and binding. Also, a number of splendid annuals, prayer-books, and bibles, Catholic and Protestant, and a variety of beautiful books for children. C.EORfiK TF\fPI.F\T IN! Dec 21 Near corner 44 street iumI Ponn. avenue. AC IRD.-Tlin sub -cribers take occasion thus early to give thoir customer-* notice that all ih-.-ir accounts will be rendered to 1st of January, and that they will be exceedingly obliged to all and each of them for an early settlement. They give this early notice in the confident belief and hope that all will be prepared to settle with them at that time. Dec. 16?dtlstJanif D. CLAGETT A CO. WANTED, an eJBrlent female servant, woh lias been accustomed to wait on ladies, and a neat cleaner. None need apply hut such as can present the very best recommendations. Inquire at the Union otfice. Important from Parts. CHARLES GAUTIER has the honor to inform the citizens of Washington and the District that ten additional cases of fancy bonbons boxes, manufactured expressly for that well-known establishment called^ La Ville dc Paris, cortror of Pennsylvania avenue and Eleventh street, have just been received direct from Paris, and will be opened an the 2*A1 instant, on which occasion there will ?!?/, L ? *. liibited ft beautiful variety of exquisite kisses, unsurpassed In the United States for their intrinsic excellence and benutv; together with a splendid assortment of fancy arti3les, developing the resources of the confectioner's art to an ext -nt never attempted hitherto in this country. Charles Gautier has ulso the pleasure to inform his rriends and patrons ihnt he haw on hand a large suppy of preserved fruits, and will continue to receive during the winter season every species of fruit, preserved in id! its >rigiunl freshness and purify, and at all times tasting as If just culled from the garden. , Charles Gautier will also be happy to attend private parlies, public assemblies, Ate. Dec. 16?dt29thif ICII ASO IIKAITIFIL (SOODg to be disposed of by Lottery.?123 chances, at #10 each. iVo. Valut. 103. 1 China dinner service. Mat. blue, containing 147 pieces, each peiee a different flower - $309 00 >309. 1 China dinner service, Dover green, same assortment as No. 103, 147 pieces - - 200 00 3133. 1 China dinner service, Chinese pattern, containing 133 pieces ^ - - 175 00 waz. i onina tea service, .vtnt. nmo ana goia, containing 85 pieces - - - 85 00 >969. 1 China tea service, vermilion nnd gold, containing 85 pieces - - 68 00 >996. 1 China tea service, pink and gold, containing 82 pieces - - - 55 00 614. I China tea service, dark blue and gold, containing 91 pieces - - 60 00 1 Cliinn ten service, blue raised, figured and gilt, containing 82 nieces - 25 00 I China Arabian lady, lace twining* - - 25 00 t 1 V? do do do - - 25 00 I China Chantry's Group, sleeping sisters - - 15 00 i China Sir Robert Peel - . 12 00 I China Duke of Wellington ... 12 <M) I China Napoleon - - - 10 00 i China Pitt, In chair - 12 00 1 China Sir Walter Scott, in chair - 12 00 : China Wilberforee, in chair - - -12 0!) t China Charles Pox, in chair - - -12 09 China Greyhounds, on cushion- - - 9 00 . China Daniel O'Connell - - - 6 00 Egyptian Obelisk, black marble - - 15 00 Bust of Sir Walter Scott, China bisque - 2 50 Do do do do - - 2 00 Girl in chair do - 4 00 Boy in chair do - 4 00 Bust of Ijord Brougham do - 2 50 Do do do 2 50 India Chinn garden seat - - 12 50 Do do do do 12 50 China chessboard, painted and gold flowers - 75 00 Do do plain - - -15 00 Bust of Washington, China bisque 6 00 Bust of Emperor Nicholas do - 5 00 Rutland Vase, China flowers - - 2 50 Do do do do - - 2 50 #1,280 00 Goods exhibited nnd ohances sold by C. S. FOWLCR, Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th street. N. B. The drawing will take place as soon as the chances .re all taken, and due notice will be given of the same. Deo 18?eotfif rHPOHTAST work for Bonkers, Merchant*, Brokers, L and others.?J net published, and for sale by the hookselsrs, a new and highly interesting work, entitled "Memoirs .mi Auto-Biography of Wealthy Citizens of Philadelphia;" a which is adder! a biogrnphy of Stephen Girard, Jacob lidgwav, and Obed Coleman. Price *71 cents. Dec lff??t f tlAtTlimo AT COST. ?The proprietors of the New York Mammoth Clothityj Store, having determined to lose their winter stock or clothing, Offer their large and ashionable assortment at cost. Gstitlemon wishing to reilonish tlieir wardrobes, will find this an e reel lent ouportuilty to do so at very little cost, as one price will only tie askd. Gentleman can satisfy themselves by a faw moment's nsneetion. A largo lot of servant's clothing on the same terms. J GALLIGAN & SON, Dec. ! ?eolm Nnxt door to D. Clagett Sc Co. COMMUNICATIONS. The Tariff and Wanbatuc IrlU- Ainu llr Hubert PmI awl Mr. Webster's Pulley. HO. II. The great and important interests of our country arc agriculture, commerce, and manufactures. The fatter bears no comparison in consequence and value to eithei of the others , but. strange to say, the legislation of oui country for the last thirty years has been mainly directed to the advancement of tnat interest, fudeed, it has been but too partial and one-sided; and it may fairly be asked what tptcuil favors Congress has conferred on either agriculture or commerce, beyond those absolutely called foi on purely national grounds, broad and distinct, withuui being marked by favoritism or partialityThey have beeu ouunly self-sustained ; and, with a noble resolution to be independent of legislative aid, they have scornedlo ask it to build up either at the expense of the others. Not so with the manufacturers, for myriads of weak and rick etty establishment* have been fosterel by the national legislature, whilst our commerce has been Paralyzed? nay, seriously injured?by the ill-judged purtiality evinced to the great "American system." And if this potent element in our power and influence as a nation has suffered, agriculture, by a natural sympathy, has quickly and keenly felt the wrongs inflicted on commerce. True it is, the warehouse bill was passed for the bene ill ol commerce at the last session of Congress; and although the boon, if it were one. was called for by every conanleration of taunt I national policy, (when we advert to the multifarious interests connected with commerce,1 yet it was not conceded without a violent struggle on the part of the manufacturing interest to defeat it.^The selfishness of the "American-system" gentlemen had nearly accomplished this; and, as it is, they have made it alinosl an abortion. Its provisions are glaringly defective, and the period to which it is restricted is too snort to be of es sential benefit to our ports on the Atlantic or the Gulf ol Florida. It remains for Congress to consider this, and if they wish to confer a substantial benefit on the commerce of the country, the |>eriod for warehousing goods must be extended to two years, and the general provisions of the bill greatly liberalized. In its present shape it is too much of the hybrid order?a warehouse bill and not a warehouse hill?a favor reluctantly given and loaded w ith restrictions and penalties w hich go far to neutralize its benefits. With a warehouse system similar to that of England in all its liberal features, our commerce would flourish and our revenue would increase; but adopt the wily sug?es uuiin ui uic iiuiiiuiiu.iurcrn, w no artr never recrcsoi iu ineir instincts in clumcring for protection, and in opposing all and even thing which seems jn their judgment to militate against their interest, the whole will be nullified and rendered utterly useless. 1/ they cannot destroy, they will uinaaculate. Their policy is emphatically the Cnintue |Kilky: ami if they could encircle our vast country with a wall of fuoiiiBMiu.N? L e. pains and penalties, if "not with stone and mortar?they would, like those who are their very type, denounce all who were not of us, an "outside barbarians." and interdict them from bringing anything here, whether it were opium or dry goods, crockery or hardware, Lc. Their aim has been abundantly obvious ever since ISlfl, when the much vaunted "system" became the pet of our national legislation. VVe have borrowed much from the land of our ancestors, and it might be well for both countries, perhaps, if we borrowed more. Our language is the same, as well as our whole social organization in all its essential features; our religion, too, and that noble system of jurisprudence which a Manslield and a Murray, as well as a Marshall and a Kent, have adorned by their virtues and their learning. We have borrowed much from their system of legislation?much of good with much of evil also ?much that we ought to strike from our statute book as that great country ha* struck from her's. No where is the science of government better understood than there. We speak not of forms of government, but the j science (if we may so speak) of legislation, by and j throuirh the action of which the comfort and hantiiness I of the whole people may be promoted, without detriment to one class or another. By no other country is its commerce more warmly cherished than by England, for to this source she owes mainly her wealth and her power. Her warehousing system has been a mighty auxiliary to her vastly extended commerce. Go io her government docks, her government warehouses, and immense wine vaults in London?you have formed a feeble ami most imperfect conception of her prodigious wealth and resources until you have examined them?and you will no longer wonder at the amazing energy she has displayed in her wars of a recent period, when that which washer very life's blood?her commerce?supplied her with so vast a portion of the means required for her operations, offensive or defensive. With the extension and improvement of the warehouse system, the commerce of England has llourished; but for this, it never would have increased so rapidly, and her far-seeing statesmen are too sagacious to^cripple that great arm of her power by curtailing the facilities which it so imperatively demands by every con- i deration due to a nation's welfare. ' i Nothing is more prejudicial to our interests than a , varillatinir nnlirv?nothing moro ininrinna tlinn nnrane- i ing change; what appears with us to be settled to-day is I afloat to-morrow, and capricious legislation makes sport of that which ought to oe fixed and enduring?at least until experience proves that the interests of the whole country demand a change. There is quackery in legislation as well as in other matters; and if the vital interests of millions did not suffer by their experiments, our stale empirics might go on ad libitum in administering their nostrums. VVe would laugh at their folly, if we could not commend their wisdom. That our commerce has suffered, grievously suffered, by the exactions of the I manufacturing interest in past years, is undeniable; / and that to her strong recuperative energies alone she ; has been mainly indebted for the position she now holds, i is equally true; but let our state doctors go on with ; their admirable succe laneums?their purging and blood i letting, their styptics and bandaging, soon, too soon, the i process of exhaustion may commence, and the victim die i under the infliction. A reduced revenue and an empty 1 treasury will proclaim the folly of our Solons; recourse t to direct taxation must be hail if the expenses of govern- t ment are to be defrayed, or repudiation, on no mean and ( trifling scale, must be proclaimed and practised. i That the manufacturers are resolved on a change of < our tariff policy, is no longer a matter of doubt. In vino t ventas. A strong voice has proclaimed it from the festive ( board in the "city of brotherly love," and the first dc- i monstration of the monopolists is to be made on coal and t iron. Since the decree has gone forth from the "Chinese ! i Hall," (a fitting theatre for proclaiming tariff dogmas!) ( that the resurrection of the system is to ne accomplished, \ it behooves the congressional friends of a liberal policy, i unfettered by restrictions unwise as they are selfish and | impolitic, to stand up like men, statesmen of large and f liberal views, and vindicate the work they have only | commenced. Some statesmen as well as lawyers have a < happy faculty in making the worse appear the better I cause; and as truth is not always a necessary ingredient i in their arguments, they draw freely on your credulity, ( with the ready belief that you will not protest their drafts. Mr. Webster's great free-trade speech of 1824 stands in sorry contrast with his great unfi-free-trade speech of t 1846, fulminated from "Chinese Hall." It is painful to f see and hear a great man making a confession of his t political oncnces in auvauceu nie, ana sun more ikiiiiiiii and distressing to hear hint eat the very words he had previously uttered as the truth. Political consistency involves something of moral honesty, and should not be lightly hazarded without the most urgent and pressing reasons If Mr. Webster has abjured the faith which he once advocated with ardent zeal and burning eloquence, many are still wedded to the opinions which he so skilfully innoculated them with in 1824. Great as is his success as a pleader, he cannot induce them to exchange the honest convictions of Daniel Webster in 1824 for the honest convictions of Daniel Webster in 1841! We assign no reason as an explanation of the singular case we advert to?"Daniel Webster versus Daniel Webster;" but it is abundantly obvious that if he were right in 1824, he must be wrong in 1840; or if he be right now, he must have been wrong then. We hazard no surmises relative to Mr. Webster's course in the matter. He may be interested in manufacturing stock, or he may be remunerated in money for his powerful advocacy of the "system ; but, looking forward to posthumous fame, he cannot be indifferent to the estimate which will be placed on his character as n statesman of great and commanding powers, of sterling integrity, of liberal views, of consistent action! The tongue of slander may be busy with him even when he is the tenant of the inmb; ami if he leaves a noble legacy of fame to his children, let him beware that there is no feature in it to mar their grateful reflections?nothing to sully the memory of one whose genius and talents (however much they may have been prostituted to party) will be admired and respected by his country. There is something peculiarly striking in the relative positions of Sir Robert Peel and Daniel Webster?the former the subject of a monarchy, and a strenuous advo cat* of the royal prerogative ana aristocratic privilege, 11 the latter a wimple and unpretending citizen of a republic, | f? hah??^*a? md the eloquent "expounder" of State rights, "constitu tonal law," and enlightened govermnen tt With an abil tv a* powerful an it wan rare, we find the Kuglish Utro ict giving hie earlier and riper years to the vindication oi oval right* and aristocratic privilege, upholding the one tnd sustaining the other with a force that was perfectly rresistthle! See that same man now, at a mure ad a need period of his life, when he is about to aur render into the hands of his successor* the aeali>f office. with all its honors and emoluments?driven from it by a hard hearted and remorseless fac tion. not becauss he warred against the prerogative of the crowa?not because his general policy as prime ninister was adverse to their views, but simply because le would not consent to the longer continuance of a grinding monopoly, which was not only injurious to oinineree, but threatened an oppressed people with the norrorsof starvation I This it was which caused the luwniall of that great man ; and it ia Uifhuuti to imagine t scene invested with so deep au interest?with more of the moral sublime thrown around it?than when Sir Hob rt stood up iu Parliament and vindicated, with signal Ability and the earnestness of the true patriot, the action >/ the government in reference to the corn laws He vim the very impersonation of a generous and humane lolicy?the very "embodiment" of all that was truly liberal and enlightened 111 government. Yes, he stood there is tkt advocate of the people; and with an eloquence icier v id as it was rare denounced the fatal and destructive policy, which, while it swelled the weulth of a bloated ariH*ir cv>, ground the face of the poor gnU robbed theui of Heaven's aoon?the means of appeasing the cravings of hunger. Having accomplished his mission, he gracefully surrendered the office which he held, as he could no longer administer its functions and powers consistently with the true honor of the crown and the well being of the |K-ople. In the fulness of his fame as a statesman, conscious of Ins integrity and strong in the purity of his motives, he fell a victim to mean malignity and sordid avarice. In the very zenith of In- pown he gave up all iut hi- honor, for he would not barter his feelings as a man, his large humanity, for the sake of propitiating a liarty, the bond of whose union and existence was a denial of cheap food to a suffering people. But look we now at the contrast ! Scan the earliest years of Mr. Webster's legislative career, we find some of his noblest efforts on behalf of commerce and unrestricted trade. His own feelings were enlisted in the cause, and heartily did the people respond io mem. unce unu again, ami again mu ne resist uie insidious policy which the monopolists were resolved to fanten oil the country; with unmatched power* of rcasoniug did he expo*- the fallacy of the arguments which were urged on behalf of a fatal policy as being at war with the very spirit of our institution*, and ml verse to our growing commerce. With true philosophy did he demonstrate that, with the varied and unlimited productions of our soil, with little to fear from the competition of other countries, our chief object w a.* to stimulate agriculture, and to cherish her principal auxiliary?commerce. Adam Smith and Ricardo funne l al that period hi* i.ule meutm, in illustrating the true Wealth of Nations, and powerfully did he euforce the principles which they ?<> ably inculcated. Long and gallantly did he, with kindred spirits, resist the stealthy march of the foul Moloch of our country; and so long as lie acted with the friends of free and unrestricted commerce, he ceased not to denounce the growth of the manufacturing interest as anti-republican, as hostile to our liberties, and in deadly conflict with the commercial and agricultural interest* of the country. Years ran their course, however, and Air. Webster was to apiiear in a new phase of his political history. Some Delilah (?) deprived hun of his locks, and the great intellectual Samson of the east was silent as the grave itself when commerce and agriculture called upon him for aid ! No, the whole course ol our legislation was to be perverted, and the transcendent talents of a Webster were arrayed on behalf of restriction, enlisted in the cause of mnnoimlv ' That thp chrfnirc was the result of rnnvie. turn, is hard to believe, although Air. Webster has again and azain declared such was the fact; it is painful to think of it, and still more so to find that hie splendid intellect has yet to aire its unstinted energies on behalf of the "Chinese" philosophers of the north?the gentlemen whose alpha and omega is " protection," " protection," protection!" The parallel we have attempted to run is true to the very letter, and pity it is there is no redeeming feature about it. We nnu, on the one hand, a man pre-eminent for his talents and virtues, long the able and unshrinking advocate of monopoly and exclusive legislation, as his ministerial career was drawing to a close, declaring before the whole world that the principles he had long advocated in Parliament were wrong, were founded in erroneous views of sound political economy: and that if the happiness of the people, their comfort and well being, were to be considered in the great question of a nation's welfare, taken in the aggregate, restrictions mist cease, commerce mist go free, and the people must be left to supply themselves at the cheapest rate possible. On the other" hand we have another great statesman, whose clarion notes have rung through our halls of legislation on behalf of wronged and qppressed Greece; whose potent voice has once and again been raised to vindicate the rights of man, the unrestricted freedom of commerce, and the most perfect and unshackled liberty to all, compatible with law, order, and religion. We find that he, too, has changed his ground in his mnturer years, not to say his old a'e; he, too, renounces the opinions which he had formed in the meridian of life, and adopts, with an ardor itterlv inexplicable, the wornout and rejected theories of die b'cst practical statesmen of Europe! Mr. Webster wirely must know that there are "obsolete" opinions on many questions as well as on that of banking, with as ittle ot the "oJor of nationality" about them; and that o run counter to the spirit of the age in legislating for iny country, is a dangerous experiment for any public nan to make. Instead of keening pace with the times, in J imitating the example of his illustrious contempo ary, in striking enactments from our statute-book which gnorance and folly and nursling statesmen had devised 'or repressing industry, rather than encouraging it, Senator iVebster would thrust us back to the darker ages, when otal prohibition and sumptuary laws were the order of he day with our Saxon ancestors. Xhe cut of a man's mat in those days, the shape of his hat, the shape of his .vig, the texture of his rtether integuments, and the size if his knee and shoe buckles, were all important maters to be considered; and when the "orders in coun;il" were given, wo betide the obstinate and unfortulate fellow who did not conform to them?If he was lot dragged before the Star Chamber to answer for lis contumacy, the "pains and penalties" he incurred they understood such in those days, as well as in ours,) vcre usually discharged by propitiating the monarch's irivate exchequer, or bribing some of nis ministers or nrlires of ense virtilp. Docs the front Now Knirland itatesman desire to give us something analogous to those mlcyon days of Old England ? Does he wisn to bless us .vith a Policy as stringent and as exclusive ??when the a rig willed what was to be imported and wbat not, what vas to be worn and what not, of "domestic manufacture." ir foreign ? It is mortifying to contrast the course which Mr. Webiter deems it proper to pursue in contradistinction to he liberal and magnanimous policy of Sir Robert Peel, iouth Carolina's gifted son better appreciates what is due 0 the people and the institutions of his country ; and if lis profound and statesmanlike views are adopted, our :oinmon country has a long career of prosperity before her. Surely it cannot be that we are to be made a laughingitock among the nations of the earth ; that our legislaion is to be a very mockery in name?"a by-word and 1 renroach*'?a satire on everything liberal and enlightened in republican government; that the antiquated policy if European nations is to be readopted by us, when they ire conforming nil their revenue measures to the gen>rous spirit of the age. It cannot surely be, when Eurme is proclaiming by hcT risible action, the benign and military effects of which are felt everywhere, thnt the era >f restrictions, of prohibitions, of exorbitant duties, must jive way 10 a r>euer ana juster dispensation; mai tne >eoplc. the whole people must have a larger in the blessngs of a mild and paternal government. The example tet by England is now being Followed by France, Spain, benighted Spain!) Belgium, Holland, and the whole of he Herman States, witli Russia also, and the. Pope of dome to boot. If we are true to our interests as a peoilc, and to our legitimate destiny, we cannot retrograde ,vhile they are advancing in the cause of free trade?in he great'work of humanity itself, in promoting the inerests and bettering the condition of the peoule. The >eneticent arrangements of the Creator for the kappiness if his crentures must not be defeated by the foolish and nsane legislation of man ; the policy of the darker ages nust be no longer tolerated to gratify his selfish cupidity, ind to thwart the obvious designs of Providence. Strange, strange indeed would it be, if a nation so highly favored is we have been should furnish the singular spectacle *f our jealously cherishing our political liberties inthe ibatract, while, at the same time, we voluntarily consent o be robbed of some of our dearest rights and privileges :o gratify the thirst for gain so glaringly, so offensively forced on us by men who have earned for themselves the nglorious and hated name of monopolists! ANTI-TARIFF. ^ ' miscellaneous. ~ Froui (he New Orleans Delta. b JMh MMM. CI Jack Moraii wan certainly the moot original geniun J' hat we ever met with. He served in all lite campaign.- " in the Florida war, and was present at the battles of He ?aca de la Palina and Palo AJto. Jack is no fictitious in- ? iividual, but a real flesh-and-blood animal, and in all l'< human probability, at the very tune that we write thi* C> he is either lounging about the Palo Alto House, at Point (J Isabel. or else shooting curlews and cranes in the marshcr- ? tdjacent. Jack's headquarters were the sutler's store of '< our arauible friend H , and to H Jack waa "all in " ill." He blacked boots, curried down the horses, sbot * :>ird?, drank whiskey, diJ all the "chores" and cursing i* for the whole party. The lirst acquaintance we ha.: tl vith Jack, was one fine morning directly after a rain The back part of the store, (a mere rickettv-racketty " hanty,) was absolutely alive with frogs Some one ? .'alia! out, in the very richest Milesian brogua? * " Ah, Paddy, me boy, how are ye this inormn' ? Jim my, love, did ve slape well last night? Bytheluksov '? ver coat Put thinkin' tliat ye wur caught in the rain ' \iver miiui, Juumy, you and I are one and the woe; 4 both ov ua disciples or the bliasid Father Mat hew, and " row Id wather is our maxim forirer an a day. Ceorgy, r< my lark, how'a yer mother, ait all?oh, murther! mar- I" ihsr! I've kilt hnn ! I've kilt him!" " Jack buret utto the atore, with hia handa before hie a eyes, apparently in the greatest sgouy of reiQorse. * " What's tlie matter, Jack .** * "Oh, I've kilt my darlin" He was the loveliest of or em all?I nursed him since he was a babe, and now I've b murdered him!" * " Murdered who, Jack f" }< "Foor little Fnthrick, the little frog wid the speckled '? coat and the white stomach ! I accidentally throd on hi> V' toe and broke his back !" h Just at this moment an elongated specimen of humani- '' ty, as yellow as saffron, and as weak as that same coffee, -11 (which was so weak that it couldn't run down an in- bi , lined plane,) entered the store and inquired "for some? * bird snot?to?shoot?them little birdees?that?wos a ,a coiniii' all around." At almost every word the poor fel- h low would have to stop and draw a long breath, in order to give bin strength sufficient to repeat the succeeding ? one; but Jack, although his heart was full of sympathy " for the afflicted, could not resist the opportunity. il( "Is it shot ye want?" "Yes?I want?some shot?to shoot?them there lt little?" "Oh, I know what ye want. Is it for them wee bits ,J ov birds that come hoppin' about as thick as gooseberries in in mackerel saison 81 "Well, I don't?waut?nothin'?else." "By the powers, me boy, ye've come to the right place. ** This h? the only stoor (store) that they sell shot to kill ;l' (him mainp hinimm. sin ils* lnckv I am hprp to attind on vp I at i've thneii and thried to kili'em, but this is the only kind a' ov metal that will penethrate their hides." " Here Jack scooped up about a pound of buck ihot, large enough to kill a bull, let alone birds not larger than sparrows. " "Rut," said tlie invalid, "I wanted mustard-seed shot, . 1?" b< ' Man alive," answered Jack, with seeming asperity, m "1 till ye these and no others are the shot. I muled thin in muni hard, and ould Major Munroc, long life to him ar say I ! used to kill thousands and thousands or birds ivery mornin' befoor noon for his breakfast." ai Jack's logic had a great effect on the "green un," and he actually sold him four pounds of buck shot to be used . against birds tamer than chickens and not bigger than 18 wrens! Jack was a foraging jiarty in himself?money was of al no use to him?lie had plenty of whiskey, two old spav- w incd horses, a gun that went off once in about five times, in and as for powder and shot, why he always managed to el get them somehow or other. He would kill a brace or til two of plover, and then sell them for a fish; then he'd hi trade the hah oti for whiskey and ammunition, or any- w thing else that he might w ant. So he went on, a care- as less, light-hearted, liquor-loving creature, thinking of naught that might happen on the morrow. ot Once, whilst on a shooting excursion on the plain out- lit side the fortifications at Point Isabel, Jack happened to ap be our escort. In fact, he acted ns pointer, and showed ?ti where the game lay. Suddenly be flushed a corey of it partridges?we were about to fire when he shouted "bouillon!" . ge "Jack,you're a fool! what did you do that for V Ci "Ah, sir," said Jack, with a true sigh, "D'ye see that W grave, yonder; not thim narrow dirt piles, but the grave su there wid the muskets an bag'nets standin' round it. That, sir, is poor Ringgold's grave, an these is his par- tu tridgis. They feed about there and seem to love his aust; ar I wouldn't kill one of'm if I was starvin!" he The lesson was simple, but touching. There, indeed, an was the truly martial grave of the gallant Ringgold, and w liis friends, where sii " Sadly and slowly they laid him down, R< Froth the field of his fame fresh and gory; Yet they carved not a line?raised not a stone? Sa But left him alos* in his glory!" th On another occasion, too, we noticed a spirit in Jack trc that was above all praise. An officer of the army was on cv furlough, (a term used, possibly, to save his feelings, for ph in fact we believe it was an eternal furlough;) he was Os very much addicted to intemperance, which, in all proba- we bility, was the cause of all his misfortune. One morning, after a carouse, he woke up and found that some person co had cut the shoulder straps from his military coat. Naiu- lu rally sensitive, this insult drove him almost distracted. Hi and as the dernier resort, he again had recourse to the bottle. About noon he was a perfect maudlin?friendless, poor, and disgraced almost beyond redemption, he w had none to succor him, and would not ce " Have turned upon his heel to save his life !" is All around were laughing, sneerim* scoffing: but poor a Jack Moran, the drunken soldier, still had a heart which ge weiieu uj> ine purest streams ui sym|>ainy. nc iook ? ' charge of the disgraced officer, and treated him with the ~ tenderness of a brother. "Ah, gintlemin," said Jack, "I l know that I am not the likes of ye?for I like to git -f dhrunk, and be me sowl I'd be dhrunk all the while if me fortune could afoord it. Ah, poor Captain , 1 knew him whin he was a man, and a braver nor a better Ca soger nivir stood in shoe leather. If ye'd seen him as I have, wid his beautiful wife alongside ov him, his bright *(i soord by his side, and his eye sparklin' wid the bright hope, ye'd not laugh at him now. The bloody Ingun !ja Seminoles ruined his sweet lady?if they'd murtherod ner it would ha' been a blessin'?but, no matther?he's nivir p,. been the same man since!" fG As noble a heart as ever beat in man's bosom dwelt in the breast of poor Jack Moran I ct of PanehUiw. Al THE ENGLISH IN LITTLE.?BY GENERAL TOM THUMB. c1' Tom Thumb goes to the Palace?the " Backstairs"?the th Maids-of-honor. " I don't much like going to the palace up the back- a stairs," said Governor Barnum. " Shouldn't much like nc Congress to know it. 'Tisn't doing the thing by the starspangled banner. However, just to sec what crowned heads is made of, we'll go." " In course," said I, lor already I felt my teeth in the c|, royal muffins. " In course." Barnum set down, and writ a short note to the queen, civilly telling her, that as we had no other engagement for that night, we'd come. Barnum was going to seal the letter with wax. "Governor," says I, " no wax: think of the independence of the model republic, and seal with a wafer." jn Well, at seven o'clock?for the queen dined very early w that day to sec us?we druv from our private lodgings in ol Grafton street to Buckingham Palace. We took nothing more than a cab, to show American independence. " If Mrs. Victoria," said Barnum to me, " had asked us ,f> in at the front-gate, where the flag is flying, we'd have gone, General, in a coach-and-six. As it is. we'll match ^ the hnrlcstairs with n rnh " *> Well, we druv up. and had'nt need to ring the bell; for L the door was openwl in a minute, and a dozen critturs in <>' crimson?with railroads of gold running up and down Pi their coats, and their heads as if they'd come out of a es snow-storm?were waitin' for us. I hadn't then time to ' *' make a meditation, or I should have said something JV about happy Columbia, where our helns are free citizens. (. and not tattooed by the tailors, as tney are among the Britishers. However, I did say to Governor Bnmum very th softly, " I'd rather be a Red Man than a Man in Crim- In son. Whereupon the governor half-shut his eye, like a ? slit in a money-Dox, ana held up his finger . " General, this is the back-stairs," said one of the helps ? in crimson. n Prhaps, my countirmen?for I write to Americans?yon n? may have heard of tne back-stairs of palaces. You never saw sich a thing, and for the sake of our happy republic I <1? hope you never will- At Washington there is no back stairs. m When we want Mr. Polk, we don't stand knocking at the door; but iuat turn the handle and walk into the drawing- ,; room; and if he's not there, into any other place in the house; and we should just like to catch him putting a nit to any door on the premises. Tis n't so at the court f the Britishers. " This is the hack-stairs," said the hell*. Ami first, to egin with, they are so tarnation small, and ao cruel rooked, that I'm certain no really great man ever could 0 up and down 'em. Howsomever, the governor and 1 louritod and mounted?frelinj: ourselves walking up a jrkscrew?and we both thought there would he no end t it How 1 did pity the poor critturs of jsilaces, obliated to ran up and down a twisting, twirling, hack stair ise, fitterer for eels and snakes to go up and dowa, and 1 and out, much tittrrer than for two-legged humane. IWell.at last we got up the back-stairs : and though 1 am ively small, when I'd got to the end I never did feel so lite in my life. " Governor," ?ny* I, * if they don't 1st us ut at the front gate, 1 shall stay here for good. There is o back-stairs in a free republic, and uiy dander is up at le thoughts on it." Agin the governor puts up his finger, as much as to say bus'uess." So I says nothin', but stands still to gst my 'ind. " You must stay here till Her Majesty shall r pleased to command your presence," said the hall i<IH 1 I wan a little riled at this, "but with "bus'nees" upperlost in my mind, I mud nothing Wall, in a few mintes, what they call a lord-in-waitin' cornea tu ua, and save re must follow him. Vou should have seen the cntir. He was dressed in sky-blue satin coat, with amberalored very-sinalls, and a pink-w&istcost, with silver enwinkles crawling all about it. There was bunches f silk sunflowers and hollyhocks worked in his skirts? nd silk convolvuluses s running round his cuds. He ranted nothing but a tight-rope and a balanoe-puie to be t up for life. And I dare sav, now, vou want to know what is meant y a lord-in-waitin'. Why, it's }>st a lord awaiting for rhatever he ciui get to better himself. They all belong > what is called noble families, and go to tne palace to rarn to be humble lo their own help* at home And ou may be sure they are. For when a lord stands upon is two legs for hours behind the Queen?and carries rince Albert's fowling-piece when he goes a gunning? nd holds his horse for bun to get and down agin?and rings him his hat, and gloves, and stick, and all that? rhy, you may be sure that sicn a lord has all the starch iken out of him bv the time he gets back to his own uuHf It's only nafrnl. Weil, this low-in-waitin' took us through one room nd then through another and another?ana if 1 wasn't minded of them boxes that go on holding a box inside box until there's no end on 'em, I'm iun a 'possum. tat's all. At last, he said, "You *11 stay here." I began ) rile agin?but agin the governor held up his linger. By-aiu-by comes a whole cloud of maids-of-honor, h, such wulking nosegays of lilies and roses! I felt iy heart beta' cut up like an apple, and a slice being rved out all round Well, if I didn't think they'd eat me ! Yea; I'm a seairiient, if I didn't think my time was come ; for they II run at me?with their arms out?like a flock of fowl# tcorn. "I'll kins him," says one?"No, me first," say* tot her?"Don't you think it," say# a third?"I'll kisa im, if 1 die for it," screeched a "fourth ; and so they tiled me from one to another?and kissed, and kissed", id kissed?you would have thought there was a thouind cart-whips a smacking altogether. I have been a good deal about the world ; and have ten kissed by the ladies in all quarters. It is therefore y intention to write you a geographical account of kissg; beginning with our own dear Yankee Doolie girls, id ending with the Britishers. But to do this?and while ueen Victoria is a waitia' to receive me?I must take totlier sheet of paper. The following account of the "Travels of a Meteor" almost as good as that given ic Pickwick : "An astronomical correspondent of the Morning Herd having given an enlightened account of a meteor hich appeared in the metropolitan heavens a few even i? i k.. i.,? k.. u : -k... k_.i.. suite, luutiu ino mo icuci u) nwpiiu; uitii *e who may have observed it will communicate the ne of observation, ami the course the meteor took. We ire collected a deal of information upon this subject, hich is perfectly at the service of the above or any other tronomer who wishes to make use of it, Mr. Napoleon Smith saw the meteor as he was coming ^ it of the A lelphi Theatre It came from the tail of the >n on the top of the Northumberland House, and dh* peared behind the garret window of a house in George reet, Adelphi. Cannot be positive about the hour, but was somewhere between the burlesque and the fare*. * Policeman C, 103 j followed the meteor all down Reint street. It disappeared down the area of a house in ivendish square, and seemed to go into the kitchen. rent after it, but could not see it anywhere. Hour, nper time. Miss Very Green saw a strong light as she was rerning home from Islington. It shot into the heavens, id then burst into a golden shower of guineas. Held out :r apron, but did n6t catch any. Asked what it was, id was told it was an eruption of Mount Vesuvius; hich Miss Green thought was very likely indeed, eonlering Vesuvius is somewhat in the neighborhood of Ame. Tune, the last Dust to Barnes. Cabman. Jim Downy. Doesn't know nuflin about it. tw somenn blueish, then reddish, up in the 'evans, but ought it van the firevorks of Wauxhall, and did't mine 'imself to look agin, as he's tired seeing on'em *ry night. They cum out of the chimbley of tne Eleant and Castle, and vent he doesn't know There, trries no vatch, and doesn't know the time rhen he es it. We hope tile above testimonies, which we sent out ' mmissioners purposely to coUect, will be sufficiently I minous to support any celestial theory the Morning \ crald correspondent may entertain. f Punch say# that a lead paper has been invented, by hich vou may load and wad your gun by a single press. This lend paper is sold at five pence per sheet, and called the Morning Herald. Someone has published work called "Laurels and Flowers." Punch intends tting out a companion to it under the title of "Gamon and Spinach." (REI'AUATORY HOARDING SCHOOL, for M*l? Children, under the charge of Miss Margaret G. Meade, ,lighter of the late Richard \V. Meade, of Philadelphia, iled by assistant teachers: situated on the Harford road, tout two miles from Ualtitr ore, at a country resideneo niinonly known as Mount Vincent. Children will be received in the Institution between the ;es of lour and ten. S|>elling, Rending, Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, Engh Grnunuar, and the rudiments of History, will lie the anclies chiefly taught in this institution. Those children Ii09e parents Or guardians wish it will also bo taught ttin, French, and Music ; but each of these branches will rm a separata charge. No pocket money will be allowed in the tiosscMion of the lildren; and this rule will be enforced, for the protection their health and the better government of their morals. II their reasonable wants win bo supplied from the funds positeii ny weir parents lor mat purpose. Payment must be made semi-annually in advance t from is rule there can lie no deviation. No boarder will be received for a shorter time than half year, nor retained louver than the age of fourteen ; and i deduction made for absence, except in case of sickness. Maternal care will be taken of all their comforts. THE TERMS ARE AS FOLLOWS: For board and instruction, including bed and bedding, ashing and mending, payable half-yearly in advance, for lildren of four years of age ... #125 00 From eight to fourteen years of age - - 100 00 Latin nrul French, each, per annum - - 20 00 Music on the piano, per annnm - - 40 00 For the use of the piano, |>er annum - - 4 00 Vocal music, per annum - - - 20 00 llntirinv unit drftwina ill the muster's nrlees. Stationery, postage, iToetor's visits, and medicines, with lirmnry fee* and clothing, if supplied by the institution, ill form separate charges, varying accorcfing to tiie wants each child, but always moderate. Boys must come supplied with clothing for winter and uniner, with a uniform of dark grey cloth and steel butns ; also one tea and table spoon, one fork, two tumblers, id six napkins. Kbfk*knckh.?Rev. A. J. Elder, Baltimore; Rev. C. 'hite, do,; Rev. E. MeColgau ; Very Rev, Dr. Power, bw York ; Rev. James Ryder, President Worcester Colire ; Rev. Wm. Matthews, Washington ; Rev. Nicholas Ttonnell, Brooklyn ; John K. Randall, esq., Baltimore ; ofossnr A. D. Bnche, Coasst Survey ; George W. Webb, q., Baltimore ; Charles H. Winder, esq., Washington ; ieut. James Gilliss, United States Navy, do. : John Kendy, esq., do. j Lieutenant J. Ward, United States Naval ihool, Annapolis ; William Parrotl, csrj., Washington; R. . Washington, do. All letters must be addressed (post paid) to Miss Meade, rough the Baltimore post office, who wdl give all further formation required. Dec 18 Wot lee to Mariners, i BEACON, fifty feet high, with a black ball on it, has 1. been erected on Sand Key, where it will remain until light shall be established there. It may be seen in ordiiry weather nine miles. An American ensign Is hoisted at daylight every day on e flagstaff, at the United States barracks, Key West, and ay bo seen in ordinary wentlter ten miles, S. R. MALLARY, Col Ac Sup. The National Intelligenoer, Baltimore Sun, and Daily lobe. New York, will please publish the above notice irty days, and send their bills to this office. Dec lcMrn