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THE HERALD.
MONDAY. MAY 1, 183T.
Removal- ,Rp.k.
The Herald is removed from the corntr ^
man and Nas.au slrceu, Clini.it. Budding* ? R
Ann atr?et. the ??""
formed Dutch church. ^tinu our readers
Of this removal we have been a, j
fur wme time. It is now done. My eat ?
? now tlic most comrlete and room,
The whole building is occupied l J
pubtica.iunome,-, editor, a o hoc. and pr
lrom the cellar to the garret. T be Htraiu
mechanical aisht. .hat ?n" . enjay, ?U <h? , mw
J1.cn..,yofgal?.n?? ah." '? Pl?c'
r dred dollars, without any credit, plenty of
" , ?ofrienda-bul with a determined resolution
"n^rmu,,, >??*** ?
lie.s <-ot i rage, some little capacity, and a ready mo
fU.y 'mode of doing business would do m such a com
muniiy as New York. I have not "traded on bor
rowed capital, either in money or in brains, as the
Wall street prints do, and hence .he impossibility of
the present pressure reaching me. When 1 started
the Herald, 1 could not huve got credit lor hve dollars
-now 1 want no credit- na tune-no aid but what
may help me to save my soul and lay up a deposit in
heaven for hereafter. In spite of a persecution, the
most virulent and raffianly that ever man has met
with, 1 have maintained the superiority ol true talent
and true courage in my career, over ignorance, vul
garity, and ruffianly barbarism. The fame, popular
ity and influence of the Herald already reach from
Maine to Texas. In every city its commercial truth
and science command general assent? and m every
in i*cd circle, in town or country, its independence,
truth to nature, and simple eloquence at once go
point blank to the heart, and create the highest en
thusiasm. In this city I have maintained a struggle
with the whole press, infuriated against me for my in
dependence, my morals, and my success. I have
been assailed, and slandered, and threatened with as
sassination, by ruffians and criminals passing them
srlvvs ofl'in society for men of character, but I have
risen above all that opposition can do, and will yet
hve to sec those very persoas passing through the ne
vet tailing retribution which crime and folly cannot
escape. , .
The success of my establishment has been most
ample and far beyond my expectations. From eve
ry part of the world subscribers are pouring in upon
me The daily Herald is increasing with a rapidity
beyond that of any paper that ever appeared in New
York In two months my Weekly Herald surpassed
the circulation of any such paper ever published in this
country. It sprang at once from nothing to 5WU
subscribers, and has been increasing ever since. But
the cash system is the beautiful feature ol my whole
operations. At this time the Wall street prints begin
to collect their bills. They will, one and all, come out
with a Flemish account, and several will have to fol
low the fate of the Journal of Commerce. Kvery
morning and evening my bills arc collected and set
tled. and the cash, generally two- thirds in specie, de
posited i* the bank. My aggregate receipt' P?an
nam are nearly *00.600, of which I receive 1 10, 000 in
actual gold and silver.
In consequence of this prosperity 1 will be able in
n lew weeks to add many improvements ts my.esta
bhshment, and rapidly make it, what I can make it,
the vreutal newspaper establish?. nt that irer ap
r tared in the United Statu. I shall also issue in a
lew weeks, a new |evemng paper, to be called the
?' Evening Chronicle," if I can find no better name.
I shall increase and extend iny correspondence wiih
oil parts of the world. My morning paper wdl be
more ^specially devoted to business, public aHairs
and national mattera-my evening to fam'1?*'Ji?ef?
turc, amusement, manners and society. The Herald
is already the first commercial paper, in ixany points,
n*w published, ?rever published, in New York. I have
introduced philosophy and science into the subject of
i rude and commerce, as I have introduced independ
ence, morals and literature into the general character
uf a newspaper, and the personal character of its edi
tor. As an advertising instrument the Herald is un
doubtedly the best in ?New ^ ork. Setting i??ide its
numerous readers, it is read with more avidity, atten
tion and profit than any other. This is an im
portant feature for advertisers, and one of which they
will not fnil to avail themselves.
Thus moch on my removal. From this day for
ward, I date the real commencement of the Herald?
and the beginning of my own career. Heretofore I
havt been only wishing to get into a position in which
I c*uld be useful and profitable to the world-able to
carry out my owa ideas ? and possessed of an op
portunity to bring all my experience, all my power
and all my talent into action. We are in the begin
ning of a new age, more wonderful than any that has
past, and 1 begin with that age. Hitherto the news
paper p ess has been under the control of ignorance,
avarice, vulgar politics, and more vulgar ruffiamsm.
I shall now proceed and make the experiment in order
to see whut may be produced by applying to the ma
nufacture of a newspaper, philosophy, acience, money,
goon sense, wit, sentiment, industry, ready cash, and
n moral courage that feats nothing but its gnat
Maker. _____
Sixgulah Physiological Movements.? It is a
remarkable fact that since the revulsion began in
trade, more love matches have taken place, and more
marriages have been solemniaod than in nny other
Htnun .luring the last few years. The revulsion pro
duces a real excitement in every stage of life. A
queer old th.nkeT in Wall street said to me the other
day-" look out, Mr. B-, ten per cent more boys
than girls will be born for 1837, and|18'38." ? " What
do you mean 1" M I mean," said he, " that in a pe
riod of general excitement? even distrcss-thc prin
ciple ol population is mors energetic than in a time
of quiet." There is philosophy in this remark. The
present distress nonly cleansing the atmosphere, and
in six months we wdl be in a better condition than
"*All the retail trades are very active-gold and sil
ver plentier than ever-and pretty women never look
ed so pretty as they did yesterday in Broadway, go
ing to or corning from Church.
FT A stage dnver, down east, has been mulcted
damages and costs, for ill treating a passenger.
IT The best American superfine flour has been
selling in New Mouth Wales, for twelve shillings and
sixpence, sterling, a barrel. We have the information
from a sixpenny paper, which also announces the ar
rival of several American vessels, with flonr, and va
r ous articles of provision on hoard.
ry We understand that servants wages are getting
rut down to something reasonable A plenty of good
ones are to be had now, at less extravagant wages
ihsn formerly.
Another Pubiic Meeting. ? The recent public
meeting in Masonic Hall ha? roused the elements into
action. A general meeting of the whole labouring
population is called to meet together at 1 o'clock in
the Park on Wednesday.
This meeting we learn is to be taken hold of by the
first men of the city, who entirely disapprove of the
proceedings uf the Masonic Hall assemblage. Charles
G.Ferris is to Jt^cewidcnt, and many of our first
citizens are to aofl^ess the people.
It is very evident that the Masonic Hall meeting
was originated by a clique of madmen. The tone,
spirit, and temper of their speeches were revolutionary
and dangerous. Such sentiments, as have come be
fore the public through the columns of the Courier &
Enquirer, are the sentiments of reckless madmen ?
not ttie citizens ofan enlightened nation. Whatever
the government and executive have done to create the
existing distress, let them be amenable by a legal pro
cess, but to assassinate the President on Webb's plan,
or get up an insurrection often thousand" and mareh
to Washington on Mr. Gould's plan, is to destroy not
to remedy. Such projects can only originate in
the lowest stage of murals? or the entire prostration
of the mind.
In another point of view the meeting of which Mr.
Hone was head has done great mischief. It has impair
ed public confidence in all branches trade, and is daily
producing a run on the banks. Similar meetings are
called together by similar madmen in all our large
cities. They will increase the public terror and urge
it into a furious panic. The great mass of the mid
dling and lower ranks are in distress, but they are not
by any means so bad as the higher classes of trade
and speculators. In the daily operations of life gold
and silver were never so plenty. The terror caused
by the public meetings causes a run on the banks,
and thus increases the specie in active circnlation. If
the politicians, under the wise counsels of the Courier
& Enqu:rer, go on as they are doing, they will actual
ly break every bank in the country.
We trust, therefore, that the great popular meeting
to be held in the Park, will correct the folly,
the audacity, the ignorance, and the evils produced
by the Masonic Hall assemblage. The large specu
lators and overtraders are gone to perdition in New
York, but there is yet a vast amount of healthy busi
ness doing in the middling ranks of lifu. We have
a personal experience of this fact. Two thirds of our
own receipts are in gold and silver, and the same may
be said of all those who do business on the cash or
short credit system. We have in New York the ele
ments of a better state of things than past years have
displayed. We are coming to our senses. The at
tempts by the Wall street press and miserable politi
cians and bankrupts to drive the people into insurrec
tion ought to be discountenanced and put down. Wc
have lost nothing but the values and prices set upon
articles by speculators. It is said that the loss by
failures has already risen to 200,000,000. There is not
a loss of one million in re.'il value. It was a bubble
from centre to circumference.
Let not the people get alarmed ? do not despond
do not despair. To ready money people and cash
dealers, it is of little consequence if half the banks in
the nation stop. There is now enough of specie to
transact the small transactiwns, and the personal
checks or obligations of good houses, managed on a |
good system, are as goed as bank paper and will cir
culate as such. My own checks for $5 each are bet
ter far than safety fund bank bills. Why 1 I can
tlwajs redeem the whole in specie, and that is more
than they can do. We are all getting more healthy,
more happy and more comfortable. Frugality and
economy will return. Extravagance, pride, vanity,
have only received a check. The bright sun shines
as ever? the pure sky is there? the holy and happy
fair ones smiling around ws? and every thing will yet
come back that ought to come.
We trust therefore, that the great meeting in the
Park will act moderately nnd wisely. F.*t them nnite
the bands ofthe social system? not rend them asun
der like some of the madmen at Masonic Hall.
Things in Civc innati.? The Cincinnati Post no
minates Mr. Southard, of New Jersey, for the Presi
dency. Fudge ! The same paper informs us of a
lady, Mrs. Hyadman, who was just delivered of two
boys and one girl at a single heat, and all doing very
well. All ! There's some sense in this.
" Bid' nt 1 tell you so 7" ? Our friend Hackctt has
taken our advice and shut up his theatre. We are
glad of it. It was melancholy to see so clever, so
good, so excellent a fellow as Hackett foolishly
throwing away his earnings of years past. For this
prudent step he ought to thank us and his own steady
Dutch blood. The Huron is originally of an Irish
family, fiery, infiamr. able, and etherial as hydrogen
gas, but his forefathers having passed a generation or
two in Holland, the Baron's blood caught a few
streams of the Dutch? hence his patience in the
worst calamities.
The Baron is going to England to pick up recruits.
Don't do so. Go into the interior and pick up Yan
kee originals. Try that.
Cr So, Cooke has leased the Lion theatre, Boston.
'Tisa pretty house, built expressly for equestrian per
formances, but rather out ofthe way. Cooke will do
well for a month or so, but not longer.
The Bunker Hill monument will be finished in
the year of oar Lord '2013.
O* The Inquisition at Naples has been busily tn
gaged in condemning heretical books. It would be
less trouble to burn their authors, as they u*cd to do.
Or Nine hundred mad ninvty-nine people out of
every thousand in New York, uniformly say "they
done," " he done," " I done," instead of did. " Pray
you avoid it."
The numkr of pretty women at Hoboken,
yesterday, was estimated to be ?04. The ugly ones
at 003.
The eold north winds, come from the green
mountains, which ore still covered with snow.
Or a stage struck compositor, at the west, a few
weeks since l< ft his ease, threw down his utiek, and
shipped on board Caldwell's floating theatre, which
goes hy steam. The first piece in which he was caat,
was the laughable farce of Wooding. He trod the
bmards like a veteran, and made a decided hit.
O* Opara dancers always walk awkwardly, in
consequence of their standing ao much an their toes?
a feat which spoils pretty feat.
c t V friend to good morals proposes reading rooms
ami picture galleries should be open on Sundays, ta
keep those who don't go to church from visiting worsa
places. On that principle he would open Museums,
Zoological exhibitions, hall rooms, and even Theatres,
for we have it, on good authority, that there are worse
places than any of these,
1 3r The old bachelors in Boston tslk of striking for
cheaper board. The prirea are cheaper now than
here. #14 a week is their highest, while here 'tis
917.50, wine, beer aad eider net included. They had
better go to keopinf house.
? ? ? ?
O" Hamblin and his gang are beginning to move
again. The "Star" publishes an impudent letter
from the chief as an want courier to his re- appear
ance in New Vork. Hainblia, puffed up by his toad
ies here, went to England, supposing himself a great
man. The critics and the public across the water
laughed at his trick- and his .charlatanism. He,
therefore, writes :i letter that he is coming back to
take his old position. Let him do so. We want to
sec how a convict can perform in Shakspcare's plays.
It will be a curious and novel sight. We want to eee
how a man that insulted the laws and the whole
community, can come again before that community.
The "(Jang" is beginning to get its head above wa
ter. We shall see if the public will tolerate it.
Another Matthias? A fellow in Cayuga county,
by the mmc of Sweet ? a sweet fellow he must be
has set up for a piece ol divinity, and made six white,
and one black woman believe him, who call him their
" divine lord." They obeyed all his commands, so
far even, that when he ordered one to go into the
street and kill every one she met, with a butcher
knif<>, she would have done so, had not the knife been
taken from her. .Another time he ordered three of
them to go to a church and overset the communion
table. They went in, with songs and dancer, and
threw the bread and wine about the floor. The whole
lot, however, were tarred and feathered by a lynch
party, who were disguised sufficiently to escape, had ,
they not went bock lo sual somo maple sugar.
One of them is committed for trial. The women all ,
swear that Sweet is their lord, and that they >irt )
bound to obey him. There are so many worse fal
lows than Jedediah that we begin to like him. He
has got a pretty wife, and never gets his tweet con
verts into trouble.
fj* A very good looking old gentleman, with a fun
ny phiz, wishes us to publish the following anecdote,
lie vouching for its authenticity : ?
At one of our very largest and perfectly neutral ho
tels, as the barkeeper was putting the new papers on
the files and taking off the old ones, he was asked
" Pray, what paper is that you are taking from the
filer'
" 'Tis a Jackson- Van Byren paper; I know them
all at the first glimpse, by their being whole, clean
and not handled? while the others are read, worn and
tattered."
Very good? but we know of a ho:el where they
take six cop es of the Herald a day, to replace the
worn out ones at intervals.
A rjooD Examplb. ? Gen. Reed, who was making
an electioneering tour at the south, knocked off and
went to fighting the Indians. Perhaps Mr. Webster
will follow suit.
f if the devil don't catch some of the rascally
blacklegs, in this city, there's no use in having any
devil.
Jj- Horses that are fed on wheat or Indian corn,
should have some cut straw, shavings or saw dust to
eat with it. We could give the physiological reason,
but we wont.
j^-Tlie Boston Herald says? "The New York
Herald is informed that the Bostonians make some
pretentions to good morals, and have not arrived at
the pitch when 'hey can as readily applatwl vice as
virtue." Pretensions! What dancer is nightly ap
plauded at their National I And what do the moral
editors of the Herald know about her ? Oh !
Xj Mist Charlotte Barnes, the clever little actress,
has written a drama, founded on Lafitte, in which
she plays Theodore. So much for female t llent.
They afe sensible peopled wn cast, in Maine.
Their legislature to? know which side their bread is
buttered on, or they would'nt have offered a premium
of two dollars to every inan that rais#. twenty bushel*
of wheat.
ry Messrs. Russell and Edwin have been giving
concerts in Troy. Mr. Edwin is not sufficiently ap
preciated in this city, and Mr. R. rather too much so.
Russell is superior in some respects, but in sweetness
and compass ol voice Edwin excels.
We are to have a visit from the author of
Peter Simple, etc. in the course of the summer. Our
litcratcurs must prepare to give him a reception, such
as the popularity of his works would seem to de
mand.
Two dancing masters in Boston, have introdu
ced sunrise dancing parties, for the benefit of all young
men who arc fond of early ri?ing, morning wulks,
and good appetites for their breakfast. Wide awake
fellows.
HVJ" To show the effect of distance upon the appar
ent size of objects, especially when wchavenorneuns
of comparing it with any other object whose dimen
sions we are acquainted with, it is asserted that the
golden ballon the spire of St. Paul's, London, is hol
low, can be entered with a ladder, and is capable of
containing eight persons, while from the street it looks
like a good sized apple.
The distributing cUrks at the Post Office, are
informed thatexchange papers, directed to the "Herald
of Holiness," are not intended for this office. There
is a paper bearing that title, of which the following is
a part of the prospectus
"Published by Edward Palmer, who asks no pay,
and Henceforth declines receiving money, in any way,
of any one." (1) (!)
We would walk a mile through a cedar swamp
or three quarters up Broadway by the gas light, to
?ee the man who published the following advertise
ment in a Savannah paper :
" All persons are not only warned, but absolutely
forbid, to give me credit on any pretence whatsoever ;
as from this day forward I shall not pay any debt
contracted by myself, so help me Ood.
John Hewit.
Contemplated Meeti*q it* the Pabe.? ' The con
templated meeting in tho Park at the call of the
Ann -Abolitionists was a complete failure. A few
loafers, some twenty to thirty independents, attach
ed to no party was the entire muster. A prayer
was offered and received by Jedediah Burehard for
ihc success of this meeting. The result shows that
Prondence and humbug travel different roads.
Coboneb's Ieqwest? Thei Coroner held an inquest,
yesterday, on the body of a man who was brought
into the watchhouse in a state of gross intoxication.
He Hid not speak after his admission, and soon died.
Verdict? Death from intemperance.
Fotmt. Dboweed.? The body of a man was taken
out of the North river yesterday. Ne clue could be
discovered as to his name or residence.
Fibe at Newabk? A large fire took place at New
ark on Saturday evening. Ten houses were con
sumed. We are happy to hear that no lives were
lost.
Fibe.? A fire broke out in Church street yesterday
afternoon, at half past two o'clock. Two houses
were considerably injured before 'he flames were ex
tingutshed.
Frowi the Santh.
By the Express mail we have the following intelli
gence.
New Orleans, April 22nd. ? That men will seek
their own profit before all others, is natural, ut least,
if not very flattering to our species : Out he is less
than man, and worse than a brute, who would con
sign thousands to ruin for a paltry pittance, and laugh
at the misery of a whole people, so that it brought
but a few dull dollars to cheer his selfishness. Wo
speak not in general terms, but from individual in
stances, /'or it was but yesierday morning that a ruf
fian ? we cannot call him otherwise ? a stranger in
our community, collected a thousand dollars of the
paper of one ourdown-town banks, received the spe
cie for them at the counter, and shortly returned with
an offer to. sell it back to the cashier ut a premium of
2 1-2 per cent. We call upon all our banks to beware
of such scoundrels, ? we call upon our citizens to vi
sit with their severest measure of punishmvnt such
heartless ruffians: and we warn these wretches
themselves, that on the first renewal of such fraudu
lent acts, we will expose their names, characters, and
occupations to the scorn and vengeance of the whole"
community.? True American.
Money Maikct, City ? Saturday, 1 A. M. ? Noth
ing transpired in the moncymarket yesterday worthy
of note. Attempts have been made by some unprin
cipled wretches to draw specie from the banks with
the intent of selling it at a premium to those institu
tions. We know that such a transaction actually
took place in Natchez a few days ago, by which a
great gain was realized on two thousand dollars. No
punishment would be too severe for such offenders
against all right and justice.
We are informed by nearly every broker of any
standing whatever in town, that cotton is still uusalc
able. The accounts of sales that are given in times
like these, are vamped up to produce efleet. It is
strange that there is such a deposition abroad to mis
represent and to conceal facts. It is salutary to the
interest of every individual in the community to
know the real state of the market. The Iran-actions
of commerce should he a matter of public record, as
in European cities. ? ^6.
Louisville, April 15. ? We much fear that the mo
nied inj'tituiions of the country will receive a shock
that will take time and much nursing to repair. Our
latest advices from the east as well as the south, are
well calculated to alarm the merchant. Money, mo
ney, embarrassments, difficulties, rise of exchange,
shipments of specie, are the general theme of con
versation. The best houses in the country,? thus#,
who, from their extended operations give a tone and
character to business, are seriously involved in the
issues. What may be, is yet in the womb of time.
Importers have a feeling of insecurity in purchas
ing the best of drafts, and will measurably resort to
specie, as the surest as well as the cheapest remit
tance. Our main dependence in this crisis is on the
Bank of the United States : if she will step forward
and draw at saving rates, the precious metals will
not be exported, and substantial relief will be given
to the community. Our own city will feel the c fleet
of these dilliul ties in a continued pressure in money
matters and trade generally. The hanks, althsu<rh
in a situation to extend any assistance that may be
required for the emergency, arc little disposed to con
tinue a portion of the facilities heretofore given and
are already narrowing down their business. Our
merchants, however, stand firm, and confidence pre
valisamong them.
Business has been fair the past week. ? Ibid.
We do not discover any particular changc in busi
ness since our last weekly report ; it contiuues to
be done on a very limited scale ? prices of most ar
ticles of provision are lower, but thj rcducticn does
not inc ease the amount of sales? the greater part
of what are made, cannot be looked upon much
more than retail.
Quotations may be considered nominal, as mo
ney is a very strong temptation to take less than
what is generally said to he the market p: ice ? very
few sales are now made except for cash ? confidence
seems to be nearly destroyed. We do not hear of
any relief in money affairs, all the plans spoken of
appear to fail in affording facilities for the transac
tion of business to any extent. Wc do not hear of
any of the hanks purchasing exchange, and until
that is done, business must be limited. ? Ihc.
An important arrest was made yesterday by one
of the deputies of the sheriff. A respectable mer
chant of .Mobile, while in the act of departing from
this city on board of the steamer Monarch was ta
ken in custody, and subsequently secured in the city
jail. He i?- charged with having obtained iv\? hun
dred and fifty iIiuumih! \Jutlars on fraudulent pre
tences. Upwards of fifty thousand dollars in drafts
and doubloons were found in his possession* ? Ibid.
The pressure for money continues, and our market
is in a more ?!ull and drooping state than it ever has
been at this season of the year, since New Orleans
first rose to any commercial importance. Fair and
pleasant weather has prevailed throughout the week.
The Mississipf i is two feet below high watermark.
The market remains in the same immoveable situ
ation noticed in our last report, and for the same
j causes ? the impracticability of negotiating either on
i Europe or the North. The whole business of the
1 week amounts to less than 2,090 bales, and (he sales
were at such irregular prices as to make it mcessary
a?ain to dispense with quotations. As well as can
he ascertained, however, from such trifling transac
tions, Louisiana and Mississippi fair Cotton is worth
about 1 1 1-2 cents, and average parcels of Tennessee
and North Alabama from 6 1-2 to 7 cents. A cou
tiderablr portion of the Cotton now shipping is ei>
tlier on planters' or factors account, as many of them
will not consent to accept such prices as are offering
at the present time. ? t'vurier.
Mobile. April 24. ? Pvblic Meetieo. ? A meeting of
tht citizens of Mobile, friendly to the call of theLegis
lature forthwith by the Oovernor, was held on the
22d mst. at the Court House, pursuant to public notice.
The meeting was organized by calling Judge Gold
thwaite to the Chair, assisted by Judges Lpscomb
and Saffold as Vice Presidents, and appointing John
F. Paales, Secretary. Col. J. li. Hogim submitted
the following resolutions, which were read, discussed,
and on motion severally taken up and adopted.?
First,
Resolved, That it is the opinion of (he meeting that
an immediate convention of the Legislature would
have the happiest wflects upon the general prosperity
of the people of this State.
Resolved, Thai it is the derided and solemn opin
ion of this meeting, that any attempt, on the part of
the Legislature, or any member thereof, to bring f< r
ward or sustain any project or law, tending in any
manner to impair the obligation of contracts, would
destroy the character, dignity nnd high s anding of
the State of Alabama, and prove destructive to the
l?est interests of every portion of the State, and should
meet the detcrmimd opposition of cveiy lover ofhis
country, as it does of this meeting.
Resolved, That the Governor be, and he is hereby
earnestly requested to step forward in behalf of the
people, and issue Ins pioclamati ?n, convening the
Legislature at as early a day as the Constitution will
admit, and submit for their consideration and adop
tion, the project of a law for the relief of the people
under the present commercial embarrassments, basi d
on the issue of Stnte Bonds, heanag an interest of
six per cent, payable semi-annually, and redeema
ble in twenty years -or by aulh irizing th" several
Banks to issue Post Notes," at twelvemonths, recei
vable in payment of debts, or of the saspeaded debt
under protest ? Mercantile Ad r.
Dates have been received at New Orleans, of the
28 tli ult., from the City of Mex'co, and much later
from Tampico, Matamoras and Vera Crux.
There is no political intelligence of much moment.
The Mexican army at Matamoras, is represented to
be in a most deplorable condition, and very discon
tented.
Santa Anna is said to heplaying a cunning game
for restoration to power, and with every prospect of
success.
The French fleet, composed of a frigate and three
brigs, has arrived before Vera Cruz, to demand the
reparation required of the Mexican Government by
France. *
An English ship of war has arrived before Mata
moras with despatches.
Three arrivals at New Orleans brought $270,600 in
specie. ? Coin. //eg.
Jacksonville, Apbil 20.? Mou Miser* sv
sTSAauLiNo Indian*. ? On the 8th inst. the house of
Mr. William Clemmens, situate on the road from
Alligator to Levtngston's Ferry, on (he Suwannee,
about twenty miles from the latter place, was attack
ed l>y (he Indians. The inmates, consisting of Mrs.
Clemmons and fuur children, and a littl* orphan lad
living with Mr. Clemmens, were murdered. Mr. C. i
was from home at the time this awful visitation was |
made upon hit) family. He returned on the 10th inst. t
the second day after the horrid transaction, nnd the
first intimation of the calamity thut had befallen Ins
wife and little ones, was the desolate appearance of
his home, and then the bodies of his wife and chil
dren, fitty or more yards from the house. They had
been shot while attempting to escape, as it would
seem lrom the position in which the bodies lay. ?
They were unscalped. The children were shot in the
head, and so near were the guns when discharged,
(hat the heads of these unfortunate children were
literally blown to pieces ! And to add to the horror
of the sight, and anguish ?f the bereaved husband and
lather, the body of the youngest child, a babe, was
almost devoured, and the arin of the mother eaten of!"
by the hog9 !
W hat a scene \rns this ? What a duty, a heart rend
ing duty, was there to be performed bv the husband,
the fat her! To collect the mutilated bodies of his
wile and five children, four of them his tfwn, and place
them in a corn house till he could tio eight miles for
assistance to bury the dead ! Breathes the man with
heart so cold, as not to tympathize with the afflicted
and s u fieri 1 1? of E?lt Florida! ^
We have not heard any thing of Gen. Hernandez at
Tornoka since our last.
From Tampa Kay we hear that between ten and
twelve hundred Indians are there, drawing rations ? j
that Oceola and Philip had nvt come in on the llih
inst. ? Savannah Georgian.
Richmond, April 27. ? Dulness still pervades the
produce market, and the money prtssure is una
bated.
Tobacco sells at very irregular prices? very infe
rior cullings, damaged or out of condition, 81,50 and
under that point? better sorts, if light weights SI, 75
a 2 ? stemming leaf ranges from ?3 n 6? manufac
turing leaf 83 1-2 a 6 1-2, and occasionally higher
for a very desirable article ? no transactions in whe&t
or flour. ? Compiler.
Mad Docs. ? What are the corporation doing?
Why is not the dog law enforced ? We observe evrry
species of the canine race running at large, from the
poodle to the mastiff? howling harsh melody. A
mad dog was rijlcd ? not of his skin, but with n
bullet, in Hamilton street, near Catherine, yesterday *
morning, at half past 10 o'clock. He had previously
bitten a boy, and another dog ! after which, he ran
into a yard where he was killed by a rifle shot.
Inflammatory Handbills. ? Numerous handbills
were posted up on Friday in various pans of the
city, calling upon the people to assemble in the Park
to adopt measures against the abolitionists. The
attempt was frustrated by the vigilance of the po
lice.
New York, April 21, 1837.
Sir, ? Last winter on the road between Baltimore
and Washington, when we were almost perishing
with cold, and the organs of speech seemed frozen,
like the notes in Baron Munchausen's trumpet, a lady
of our party drew from her bay a number of the He
rald, and commenced read ng a few extracts. The
original wit and sprightliness of your editorial re
marks soon began to enliven u * and by awaking our
spirits gave warmth to our bodies ; so that we passed
the remainder of our jou.nev with the utmost gaiety.
The party voted unanimously as followeth ?
Whereas James Gordon Bennett, Esq., Editor of
the Herald, both by the goodness of his uature and
sprightliness cf his genius, rendered this, the coldest
of days and the dreariest of journeys, not only endu
rable bu. happy, therefore, be it Resolved,
1. That we tender unto the said James Gordon
Bennett oar sinccrest thanks and best wishes.
2. That each of us here present will subscribe for
the Herald.
3. That Miss , of New ^ ork, be a committee
to carry our first resolution into cflect.
I may further remark, that immediately on our ar
rival, we drank your health in sparkling champagne
at the best representative of your wit.
1 know not by what chance I have so long delayed
to perform the pleasant duty assigned me of commu
nicating to you the resolutions of our company, for I
promised to do it immediately after I came home. I
hope and beg however, that you will pardon int.?
Whether each of the party Hob fulfilled the s<*?nd
resolution, i ? - ..".aoie to sjiv. Am (vr myself, I have
dnily taken the Herald, and 1 am sure no one of your
readers has read it with more eagerne ss and pleasure
than Your most obliged
and friendly servant,
Gektbude i>e M.
To James Gordon Bennett, Esq , Editor of the He
rald.
Mr. Editor,? 1 commend your liberality and feel
ing in recommending to the laboring classes to emi
grate to the country without delay It is good advice
and the wise will lose no time in adopting it? from
what has taken place, and the bad [wespoct before us,
we have no ho|?e of better times in at least six
months. The mechanic will not find work here for
a year to come. Let him then return to the country
wltere he can procu e work at fair prices? and provi
sions at half the priccs demanded in our markets. ?
The sooner the mechanic goes west, the more certain
his success. A Friend to the Mechanics.
Hudson, 28th April 1837.
Dear Bennett, ? How surprised, how delighted
was 1 at the announcement that veu int nded to
unite the dear, lovely little Herald with one stiil
dearer, slill lovelier, and untold only by the silktn
tic ?f twilight. The one to shed its soft, its sou!
bewitching radiance at even, the other to apptar
as 'the bright and morning star the one to ' he
rald' forth to the worUl the inqjhty mysteries of sci
ence, unravel the wonders of the past and grasp
with a giant hand the dread unknown of the future;
the other to 'Chronicle' the soft enchantment of beau
ty's bower, portray the delightful reminiscences of
woman's love, and strike the lyre with a master
hand, in the wildest strains of poesy and song.
With unspeakable delight, with breatheles* rapture,
have lining over the Herald when woman, lovely
woman, was the tbcine! and, dear Bennett, let the
Chronicle, like the mirrored curface of the Herald,
reflect nuch beauties, fa rv-like imagery ; then in the
fullness of my heart wilf I thank thee. And it shall
be called the fountain of beau I v, and 1 will eoiue ami
drink of its sweet waters, and 1 will gaze into us
clear d?-pths lor the fairest of creation will be pic
tured there. Yours and thel.adies,
White Cottagh.
Mb. Bennett, Sir, ? You a?k for information of
places where mechanics are wanted. 1 answer west
? Illinois particularly. The towns on the Illinois
nnd the Mississippi Rivers in the s ate of Ilhno.s es
pecially.
Let those who are in a bad fix here, think of it?
inquire about it and be well informed. As for oth
ers, if they are well enough off here, and I suppose
there are some such, I would say lie content. It is
foolish to want to get rich just for the sake of it ? to
seed one's fortune, ns it u> called, when he is well
enough off Be content nnd ntind your business ?
Remember that nobody was ever the better for en
crusting his soul with covetousness? nil engrossing,
all selfish covetousness. Se 1 say if you are doing
well enough here, stay here, snd not allow yourself
to indulge in the mean sordid passion.
But if your affairs nre nil " thrown into pi," and
you are out of work and a hard prosi??ct ahead, and
must go off somewhere, then go to Illinois. That's
the place.
The strength of Illinois is in its soil? a soil richer
than a gold mine, whose wealth is fet but l>eg:nning
to be developed, but already among its results do we
hear the cry to our mechanics "come out here and
help U8:' ? "we want your skill, your muscle, and we
can pay you abundantly."
Extract of a letter recently received, dated Peoria,
on the I llinois river " The wsges of carpenters and
masons are from $ 2 to #3 prr day, and any numlter
that will come can get full employment. A good
nnmber of brick makers, *ay 30 or 40 are greatlv
wanted at this plsce. Two or three millions of brick
a year will be wanted to supply the demand in Peoria
for a number of years.
" Blacksmiths and wagon makers are also greatly
wanted. They can get constant employment and
pricrs much higher than at the east.
" Dwelling houses thst will cost f400 will rent f< r
$200 s yesr and sell for a large advance on the cost
should say ISO per cent. Arc. Ac.
These facts apply with equal force to many other

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