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THE HERALD.
SATURDAY, MAY ft, 1H3J
True ceuieioflhe Re volut loii--'t't?? Remedy
The "Courier &. Enquirer" reads a lecture to the
locofoco meeting that was held in the l'?rk on Wed
nesday, and talks seriously to them cut their " inflam
matory placards"?" their love of notoriety' ?"their
dangerous doctrines''?" their interested and unprinci
pled leaders" ending with a long bill ol indictment in
which the terms " desolate," " ruinous," " base
teen," Ac. run through it to the clese.
The impudence?the bare faced impudence of these
remarks, coming from such a source, is enough to
provoke a spirit of indignation, or a spirit of contempt
without a parallel. What is the Courier A Enquirer 7
Who are its conductors I What forms the clique of
that concern 7 What have been, what are then opin
ions 7
But a short week since this same journal framed the
atrocious plan of beginning an insurrection by coun
selling the merchants to disobey the laws of the land
It boldly and daringly came before this community,
and actually advised the public, not only to resist the
execution of the laws, but by mysterious hints and
ominous inuendoes instigated the assassin to ge to
Washington and bury his poignnrd in the breast of the
President. This same paper and its clique met in Ma
sonic Hall?passed a series of insurrectionary aHd
ridiculous resolutions?appointed a committee to go
to Washington, and confined the same strain of agita
tion and and incipient revolution, until it saw ano
ther parly take the field, to counteract the madness and
folly of the merchants, by similar folly and equal mad
ness in the rabble.
Not content with these infamous avowals and
courses, some of the clique of tins journal, actually but
indirectly proposed the formation of a body of 10,000
of a committee to march to Washington und destroy
the government at once, because speculators and mer
chants, had fuiled in business and cosld not pay their
debts.
Yet in the face of these incendiary appeals?these
atrocious propositions?these wicked and unprincipled
attempts at insurrection, the same clique of the Cou
Tier A Enquirer has the folly to heap opprobrium on
its rival agitators in the Park, who, as far as consis-1
tency, honor, principle, decency, in'egrity, industry, 1
and above all, respect and esteem for the laws are in
volved, was as immeasurably ahead of the leaders of
ihc Masonic Hall assemblage, as it is possible for in
tegrity in rags to surpass misfortune in lace.
The great body of the Masonic Hall meeting, were
honorable, intelligent, suffering men. But their leaders
and instigators are the same clique of speculators by
whose ambition and avarice, opposing the ambition
and avarice of Mr. Van Buren and his friends, the
country has been hurried into the present crisis. W?
despise all parties, all sects, all cliques alike. Plant
ing our standard on the eternal principles of practical
good sense?public good?and the sentiments of an
enlightened philosophy and a pure civilization, we
shall never hestitatc to give merit its due, folly its
lashing, and charlatanism its coup de grace. The
country has been brought to its present condition by
the ambition?the pride?the folly and the nvarice of
both parties. Martin Vun Uuren and Xicholas Ifid
Ule, in their plots and counterplots, are the authors
of the present revulsion and ruin stulking over the
iworld. Party spirit, paper money, credit, speculation,
avarice, ambition, cuiried to culpable excess, are the
origin and fountain of the terrible disasters now over
whelming the whole nation. Martin Van Buren
came before the world and tempted one pnrty with
offices?Nicholas BidJIe the other with breeches
pocket loans of 052,000 each. These were the "in
sane roots" which the two master spirits?the two
grand magicians made the people eat, and thus caus
ed the mania of the times. For six years, the whole
country has been in a continual agitation under the
influences of these two great men. Like the two
principles of the ancient Persian religion, these rivals
for power have convulsed the world from centre
to circumference. Not only is the United States
gasping under the excitement of their contests, but
the blow reaches to the centre of the civilized world
even across a waste of waters to another continent.?
The whole world is standing aghast and waiting for
Ih# issue of the present war carried on between
two parties .n the United States?the one headed by
Van llurcn, the other hy Diddle.
When, in th- years 1828, '29, '30, Van Bsren stimu
lated the atiiuk in this state, apon the credit and
solvency of the United Wtnles Bank?when he en
couraged the illegal removal of the deposites in 1833,
he was laying the foundation of the present terrible
revulsion, as far as his separate action could produce
such an issue. When Nicholas Biddle hired a pa.r ?f
blockheads in Wall street at $52,767, a bunch wins
hers and old clothes included?w hen he contracted
and expanded his loans, without order or science
when he set the whole opposition machine in motion,
he was contributing as much to tempt and to destroy
our merchants, as Ins rival and competitor at Albany
or Washington. Even the present revulsion might
have been moderated, but for the pernicious influence
of both these great men and greater charlatans. In
August, September, and October last, the great fabric
of credit began to give way, and & few crashes, recorded
at the time, alarmed the public mind in October
What was done? Instead of then letting off the
steain, which might have been done with lees injury
than the present daily explosions produce, both Van
Buren ami Hiddlc cried to the top of their langs " no
danger"?" put on more steam"?"go ahead"?
"damn your soulsgo ahead"?" steady boys"?
' that's your sort." Van Burin's safety fund banks
actually increased the.r loans, when they ought to
Have contracted them, and Biddle cried out that, the
specie circular revoked, all would be well. Thebsnk
crs of both parties -the financiers, whig and demo
crat alike, natd and swore " there is no over trading"
" the banks wars safe ?"prices wi re not too high"?
pu|o? '??? -team"
go ahead damn your souls, go ahead"?
stesdyboys, ateady"-? ,hai'. your Und_
th,.new delusion almost .very sommercml house
m New York, New Orleans, or elstwhers, continued
V. extend and to enlarge the.r engagements ,0 pny
osunous rates of infercst-and to live or, excitement
and impulse a few months longer, from October 1836
until March 1837. Then came the terrible, long pro
trscted- long suspended crash?and here wear, >n
the midst Of ruin, devastation, quackery, nostrums,
foolery, insurrection, madness, from all parties and
mil men alike.
Ws, therefore, charge Martin Vau Buren and Ni
cholas with being the authors and instigators of the
present ruin upon the country.
We charge the understrappers and financiers of
both them evil master spirits with having corruptly
abused the "money power" of xhe people to their
own advantage, but the nun of the latter.
We charge the democrat* party with being a cor
rupt, ignorant, scheming, danng, insolent clique of
of men, who, ander the name of " democracy," have
created 200 new hanks in six yiars, and swelled the
lishil, nes of the country from $200,00d,000 to $800 000,
000 in the same penod of time
We charge the whig party with equal folly, corrup
tion, knavery, and all kinds of speculation in theu
leaders and agents?in aiding to create these bunks
in participating in the general fraud?and in drawing
the world into extravagance and folly as much as
they could.
We charge the locofoco party with hypocrisy in
the head and heart, and folly in the tail with mak
ing a foolish war on all cred.t and all banks, when a
moderation in the use of the system is absolutely
necessary for a new and growing country like the
United States.
We charge all the editors of Wall street with utter
folly and ignorance, in ascribing to the Specie Circu
lar the origin of the present ruin, when they are as
guilty of the result as any other body of men tn t e
nation. ..
And, finally, wechargaall wen, women, an o les
or cliques of either, to lay aside lody and extravagance
?to study simplicity and economy?to Pray lo ea
ven that they are yet in the midst of a fine land and
under a smiling heaven?to recollect that though cre
dit is gone, and fine furniture is gone, all the chan
ties of life yet remain?love, affection, industry, good
sense and cheerfulness are yet among us. Let us not
despair?let us only put down all party?let us put up
reason, good sense, and moderation. Let oar beauti
ful young married women play less on the piano, and
look oftener into the long deserted kitchen. Let ihcm
flirt less with the dandies, and darn oftener their hus
bands' stockings, or try to make a pudding or a home
made cake. Let our young men go to work. It they
cannot get work in town-go, ye lazy rogues, into the
country and turn ploughmen. It is delightful to kiss
one's sweet wife under a green tree, with the happy
birds sitting in the leafy branches, chirping lor very
joy, and the angels of heaven looking down and bless
ing the hallowed smack imprinted on the calm wife's
rosy lips. Let the young ladies of fashion only take a
walk once a week in Broadway?dress themselves in
narrow sleeves, if they say so?but let the fabrics be
cheap as beautiful, and by no means gaze at the
loafers on Boyden's steps. And above all let us cut
up and slash up Martin Van Buren and Nicholas Bid
die, for their influence in producing the crisis, but let
us esteem them?both for their suavity in private life,
their gentlemanly traits in general society and con
sider them only as the two besoms of destruction, with
which the Almighty has scourged us for our wicked
ness.
Housekeeping?We shall be obliged to commence
sooner than we calculated upon. Our household
utensils are coming in with unexampled rapidity.
Yesterday we received a beautiful fish knife, manu
factured by Mr. Chandlets, of German silver, an ele
gant article, both in material and workmanship, with
"James Gordon Bennett" beautifully engraved on the
handle. Mr. Chandless' establishment is at No. 6,
Clarkson street, and his advertisement in another
column. German silver, a cheap, beautiful, and du
rable article, will take the place of all other kinds of
mineral wares.
Apropos of housekeeping?I can now enumerate a
variety of little useful things 1 have received in pre
sents of late, fit for housekeeping, besides the elegant
fish knife. Mis. Gould?capital creature!? ece illy
presented me with a jar of her excellent pickles.?
About a year ago she made mc a like present. I have
saved bath jars in spite of the long pressure in the mo
ey market. The one is cauliflower, t lie other onions,
iul both look beautiful. I have also a cocoa nut?a
cissors?a thermometer, with the mercury bulb broke
fl-n beautiful gold nng-an old eagle, coinage of 1797
-twobottles of wine?and a comfortable sofa that I
ave been lounging on, before the fire, ull winter,
eading novels, studying the Holy Scriptures, perusing
Ldam Smith?and looking at the newspapers,
aking notes?and creating visions of blias, for the
ear 1840, or thereabouts.
Since I am on the subject, I may as well state that
am ready to receive all kinds of presents, fit for
onsekecping?no matter what they are, I'll take
hem?even to a cradle, who knows 1 I want to lay
* a complete stock of utensils?particularly kitchen
tonsils?before 1 start on the regular, licensed voy
igc of life. Mr. Chandless, a wise chap, has given me
i fish knife, as much as to say, " Bennett, my boy,
?shall you can?hang the pressure, refuse nothing,
>ut take care you don't pawn the articles to raise nio
lcy upon them, as the silver pitchers of Alderman
Crbt n, were pledged in the Manhattan Bank, to raise
ash to pay for lots at Harlem." I'll take good advice,
ir any thing useful, that is offered me. I refuse
lothing. _
|"f The people of Great Britain and continental
Europe, are beginning to find out, not only lhat there
? sach a country as the United States, but that it is
if some little importance among the nations of the
?arth. It is no less strange than true, that the finan
:ial policy of the American government has produced
i commercial revulsion throughout the world. All
Kurope, Asia, and i part of Alricn are now watching
js with intense interest, and especially the merchants
>f Knglnnd arc waiting in trembling anxiety for the
lews from tins country, which must decide their fate.
Veil, the United 8tales under General Jack.1 on'a
?egime has discovered one method of commanding
he nonce of the world. We war upon them wuh ihe
'almighty dollar" in a new way?and an "almighty
lolhf' is an " almighty" comfortable thing.
Taort.UK.?The southern planters, in many in
tances, have been obliged to sell their slaves at an
nornuets discount, to buy provisions for the remain
Icr. Negroes that three months since cost or
11500 apiece, can now be bought for J.'OO or SJOO.
The planters anticipated their crops, lived upon the
uture, and now they are bankrupt, crushed, and are
(bilged to sell their slaves for next to notlnnp, or
nake them hunt and fish to keep both masters and
laves from starvstion. There arc at this moment
housands of slaves in Mississippi tiiat know not
?here their next morsel is to come from. V .New
trlcans paper coolly remarks?"The master must
? ruined to save the wretches from being starved."
rt Why don't people blow their brains out? In
II this revolution, distress, bankruptcy, failures, we
avc not heard of a single case of suicide. Is it be
ausc that misery loves company ? or that every body
rants to see how every body else will get along? In
rdinary times, if a inan lost his whole fortune in a
ay, he would hang, drown, or poison himself. Now
very body seems determined to live as long as he
an, whether he has any thing to live on or not.
'hat's right. Let aa keep up our spirits, enjny life
'ettpr than ever, help one another, warm our hearts
vith kindly feelings, and do all the good wecan. There
? no use of taking a leap in the dark. It is altogether
loubtful whether the sod, climate, natural produc
mns, men nnd women of the other world are equal
iO those o' the one we inhabit.
o- The dressmakers arc now getting into the way
of making the small sleeves very graceful. We saw
some c*eellent^fe at Stewart's yesterday. Dresses
of a cheap material too, are becomiag fashionable.
This is as it should be.
Or Broadcloths, and every species of dry goods,
are selling at half price
Prom Use South.
The Express Mail last night brings us important
intelligence from every important point in the South.
Our private correspondence from Washington an
New Orleans is highly interesting. It will be tound
helo w.
The Norih Carolina banks are represented to be
sound, although their bills are at 5 per cant, discount
in the neighboring Slates. This is not to be won
dared at, when our own Safety Fund notes arc at a
discount in this city. .
Adrien has been putting his wife under the table in
Savannah.
Miss Nelson has been exhibiting her " fine limls
and full proportions," in the Mountain Sylph, m Mo
bile.
Our account of the Phernx Bank of this city mani
festing 9ome disinclination to answer the dratis of
the Branch Bank of Mobile, that institution hrs
made arrangements to have all their business trans
acted at another place. The agent is on his way to
the city.
11'?ivale corfMponilcfiee 1'
Washington, May 4th, 1837.
The New York Committee had an interview with
President Van Buren today. Yesterday they calkd
upon him, and he appointed today for an audience.
They presented themselves at the stipulated hour,
and were ushered into his august presence, not with
the obsequiousness of serfs, but with the manliness
of freemen, charged with a mission of vital impor
tance to the interests of their country. Prior to their
visit to the President today, the Committee repaired
to the Washington race course to enjoy the sports of
the turf for a few hours, during on? of the finest
days we have had this spring. The President, how
ever, contrary to the usual et quette, returned the visit
of the Committee today at Gadsby's, and was
excessively courteous and polite. He understands
how to gild the nauceous pill, and to render the most
offensive morceau palatable. It would appear that
Van Buren was desirous to do something to relieve
the count y from its present distresses; hut he is so
situated, say his friends, that he is at a loss to know
how to go ubwut it. I have not yet learnt the result
of the interview of today ; but the universal im
pression here is that he neither can nor will do any
thing for the country, for the reasons assigned in my
last. If meetings were held in all the States, ex
pressing a desire that Congress should assemble at
some early day, he would consent to make the call,
but the wish of a single city would not, he thinks,
justify him in taking such a step. I shall let you
know tomorrow what answer has been made by the
President to your Committee.
The pressure is beginning to be felt here, but nit
seriously. The local banks arc pretty safe, from the
circumstance of their not having discounted to any
great extent, since they resumed specie pcyincnta
few years ago; and the Bank of the Metropolis,
though its discounts have amounted to near two mil
lions, is aided by the Government, whose depository
it is. The notes of the Washington banks, never
theless, arc not now received on deposit hi the batiks
of Baltimore. Another cause operates in favor of the
people of this District. None of its citizens have
cmb&tked largely in speculations, from tlx*.ir peculiar
location, and the want of means. Many of them,
too, arc in office and receive their pay periodically ;
and those in traJe, from the condition of the banks 1
have mentioned, have not gone much beyond their
means.
[Private Cotretpoadcaoe.)
New Orleans, April 25, 1837.
Trouble on trouble is assailing us. The hanks are
doing no new paper whatever, and the rates of inter
est outdoors, are going up. But little, if nny relief,
can even be obtained from this quarter. There debts
are beginning to be shown in their ttirc colors. They
will not realize une third qf them. The most intelli
gent men here at the head of banks say you are per
fectly right?that there must be a complete revolution
in commerce. If not, say they, the present wilt only
be prolonged a few dragging years longer, to burst at
last with overwhelming fury oil the heads of tin; inno
cent, the deluded people.
Jl was known here 60 days before the general burst
ing of the bubble, that the Josephs were unsound. It
Barrett had had 40 daya more, he would hnvc slipped
out of all his difficulties. Your statement respecting
the Josephs and Barrett is perfectly correct. The
Josephs were to blame for suffering their name to go
out so extensively. The loss m negotiating their paper
was enough to ruin any man, even at the modcrati
rates.
Some hanks still have an idea of issuing poat note*
at 12 months. They *uy it is a delicate way of sus
pendingspecie payments; hut will they beany better
prepared for paying a y<ar hence than now 7 Our
hanks are anxiously looking for a suspension in New
York, and they will follow suit at once. Why should
we have institutions for public credit that would eager
ly seek to he money coiners 7 Is not the danger
greater than any good they can effect 7
" We have 100,000 bales of Cattsn on hand. If sold
at the pieaent Liverpool prices for cash, the loss wili
be over 3 millions. Tomorrow I shall be able to send
you a statement of all the cotton abippod hence since
the 4th of March, by whom, and thence I can tell you
almost ton fraction ui what hanks the loss will lull.
I'll tell you a secret. The Lisardis hnve applied to
the citizens hank for a loan! Does not this lookugly7
The loan said to be taken by Hope A Co. of Amster
dam, in favor of Citizens Bank, for 1| millions at 3 per
cent, on the faith of the State, A c. was merely put to
account of former advances to said Bank 11 So thai
those gentry aro no better off than their neighbors,
tnhugh FoistsII is at the head of the concern.
Voltna, Vorges A West, three large house in Ha
vana, have failed.
New Orleans, April 29th. ? Money Market.?Mo
n?y is as scarce as ever. The new paper is dose,
while the red marks arc becoming more ami more
worthless. Meantime the money-lenders, the Shy
lo Ks ot New Orleans, am fattening on the time, ih
dusiry nnd earnings of the honest man, w ho to keep
up Ins credit is paying dscat on due at for forty.
cfoine farts arc beginning to transpire, that lend us
to doubt whether the policy of the Government be not
correct. By a strange anomalv, the present dynaslv
has blundered on a mensure that by the 1st ol Octo
ber next, if persisted in. will bring England and
France at our feet. We have the specie, and all we
have to do, is to keep it, as a basis for our Hanking
system. If England get not specie from Amenes, she
w.ll be bankrupt, nnd revolution must ensue. We
shall enlarge on this iopictsm<>rrow. Menntime, the
resolution to refuse paying the Custom House bonds,
till the specie Circular be repealed, will only benefit
this country, ruin ihe merchants themselves, and en
able our government the better to carry out its plans.
If Mr. Van Buren would issue orders thai nothing hut
gold or silver be received in payment of dues to the
government, he will secure his point, keep iha specie
here, and prevent excessive importation,?the bane of
our true prosperty. These doctrines may be consid
ered as heterodox by may, but we are anxious to ar
rive at the truth in financial matters without reference
topolri' sl feelings. The subject should be canvnss?f,
studied, weighed, and well considered, in every count
i-.g house i every palace, every hamelt in the IJnjon,
for our deepest in crests are concerned. It onouiu ih
rsmcmhmd we have no nat.onsldcbt to labor under.
? True American.
nrAn attempt has been made to burn the New
Orleans Exchange, by in incendiary. Scversl simi
lar attempts have been made recently in that city.
Speculating on Time.?Nathan Dodge was bom
seme where up and down the Passamaquaddy. His
father raised turnips and fatted pork; his mother spun
tow and knitted stockings. They were a happy cou
ple, and Nathan was their only son. He went to
school, cyphered to the rule of three, pulled up his
dickey, and entered a country store. Two years spent
in measuring tape, weighing sugar, and courting all
the pretty girls within the circle of five Bides, made
a man of him.
Bangor is the resort of down east geniuses. 'Tie a
thriving, driving, dashing, splashing, little city, grown
up all at once, and on the whele a fine place. Nathan
Dodge stayed there long enough to catch the specula
ting mania?but Bangor was not large enough to suit
his taste. Timber business is heavy?granite is hard
?land is dirty. Our hero had a penchant for dry
goods and pretty girls. He was handsome and dress
ed well?but handsome well dressed men are not un
common in Bangor?and pretty girls are scarce. Na
than resolved to seek his fortune elsewhere. There
was but one place in America whose extent suited
the magnitude of his ideas, and he came toNew York.
Every body that comes to New York makes his for
tune, and why should Nathan Dodge be an excep
tion.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken
at the flood may lead to fortune," said Nathan, and
so he took the steamboat for the great commercial
emporium. He walked up Broadway and down the
Bowery. He was astonished and overwhelmed. He
dived into a cellar, eat a sixpence worth of raw oys
ters, and felt better. He drunk a glass of beer, and felt
better still.
His next meal mode a hard run on his last York
shilling, and still he saw no avenue to fortuneopen be
fore him. The goddess hid her face in gloomy clouds,
and a singular sensation in the epigastric region
warned him of the propriety of doing something for
a present support. He was fortanate enough to se
cure a situation in a fancy dry goods store up town.
His salary and perquisites?every clerk knows
what is meant by perquisites?were sufficient to ena
ble him to reside in a fashionable boarding house,
where he began to lay plans for future glory. Rising
genius is generally first patronized by the ladies,
especially when coupled with a good share of modest
assurance, and some little pretension. It is an amia
ble weakness of the sex to believe what a man says,
when praising either them or himself.
His stories of the wealth of his father in timber
lands and granite quarries were as readily received as
his presents and flattering compliments, and he be
came an object of general interest and rivalry among
the female boarders. Things went on swimmingly
and Mr. Dodge, from being a clerk, became a boss,
and opened a store on bis own account in partnership
with Mr. Cole, at No. ? Chatham street. Dodge &
Cole blazed in letters of gold on a sign boaid, and the
object ef our huro's aiubition was well nigh accom
plished. Success like this in six months from his
landing in New York, augured well for his future ca
reer.
If before, he was the admiration of the women atd
the envy on the men, he was now much more so.?
F.ne feathers were not spared to make a fine bird of
him. In the circle in which he moved, he was indeed
" the glass of lusluon and the mould ol form."
Volumes might be written describing the splendid
presents he made?the rich shawls?the elegant dress
es, and the costly etceteras he showered in profusion
around him, the philippintst the tokens of friendship,
which betoked something more than incrc friendship :
At least so thought the fuir recipients of his liberality.
While others were speculating in lands and stocks, he
was dipping deeply into dry goods and the affections
of the ladies.
He sold cheap, and his shop was thronged with cus
tomers. His goods went off at a rapid rate?every
thing was flourishing.
His first bil s became due at four months. It is im
possible to explain how it happened?indeed it will
ever remain a mystery how Mr. Dodge, with such an
extensive business and such brilliant prospects,
should ever have imagined that he could safely leave
New York at the very period of his highest prosperity.
But it is no less true than strange, that, just ?t this
time he found it necessary to make a trip down East.
He must have foreseen the coming pressure, /md took
the journey, merely to investigate the resources of the
country, and the situation of trade and commerce, in
which he was figuring so largely.
As a precaution against the east wind, and the wear
and tear incident to travelling, he provided several suits
of clothing and a large and costly cloak. We pre
sume the reason of his borrowing twenty dollars a
piece of his neighbors all round, was in consequence
of the banks being shut and Ins partner out of town.
He took an affectionate leave of his circle of female
acquaintances, fourteen of whom he faithfully pro
mise] to marry immediately on his return.
Four weeks passed?and he was not heard from.
The ladies became fidg ly?his creditors began to look
wild. Two more passed, the store was advertised to
be let,and the rvmnantsef the stock in trade of Dodge
vV Cole were sold, for the benefit of whom it might
concern.
The ladies sigh as they look up at the dark shop
windows, and down at the little elegant mem ntos < f
I his undying affection, and wonder who they shall set
their caps for next.
JHr We respect the editorial fraternity about fifty
percent more than they deserve. That extra q ian
tity of respect sometimes induces us to pass over their
peccadilloes, and to refrain from exposing thein lo ob
loq ty. An uditor should be a guardian of the public
morals. Unfortunately all ore not so. We have hod
our ej c upon one of the corps in New York for some
tine, and have often been tempted to give him a se
vere and well mcuterf caatigatmn. If the editor of a
paper, grnorally deemed respectable, will be a rake,
let him a; least refrain from boasting of destroying
the peace, and ruining the reputation of the vic
tims ef his arts. It is not gentlemanly, it is
not becoming, it is not right, it is not manly?but it
is foolish, indecent and brutal. Let him repent before
next Thursday week.
Krform in the Corporation.?Thw remarki
body have rescinded the grog shop license, forrm
given to the keeper of the City Hell, where the nl<
men loafers used to eat, drink, quarrel, get red fai
and concoct wickedness. Wc wish they would <
ry the reform a bit further. Suppose they stop
champagne annual dinners given at Hellevue, on tl
inauguration. This is not a time to eat, drink i
get merry, whan all art getting hungry around. Th
of it.
C3r Two belles in Broadway yesterday, wore
enormously large leghorns, a new pattern. They ap
pt arcd conscious of being the first in the mode, tho'
in mir opinion, nothing but the extreme prettines* of
the ladies would have excused the over-shadowing
dimensions of their bonnets.
TT It is calculstid thai 12,000,000 bunhela of grain
are distilled annually in (he cities of New York and
Brooklyn. Enough le supply them with bread, ten
tiroes over.
Iwdia* COBB FOB THB Htdbomobia.?Put salt 0H
the flesh wounded, apply it to the mouth and suck it
violently, for an hour ar more. Repeat this frequent
ly, and occasionally scarify the wound until it bleeds
7,1 . 's rem?ly is said to be effectual, no evil
e cots eing felt by those who apply their mouths to
e woun , they being cautioned to rinse it frequently
vrit vinegar. I he,patient might suck his own wound,
or a we wou d do, yet this may be the best treatment
in the world.
r,cPHC?7' ^ARHYATT '* ?P for a sight at the Amc
Hotel. He is the famous author of Peter Sim
ple and Jacob Faithful. He means to sojourn in Yan
k eel and three years, to study our loafers, and paint
their characters. The captain is a plain, sailor ook
tng, simple chap, very easy and very unpretending in
his manners. Our literary folks are calling to see him.
Captain Marryatt will never know this country if he
confines himself to our fashionable or literary loafers.
He must go into that class of society who have soul
independence, mind, heart, and no pretensions. AH
our literary loafers trade on borrowed capital, and are
breaking.
& The Legislature of Mississippi has assembled,
but has refused to^iass any law, to authorise a delay
of payments by the people of that state. Gov. Lynch
is censured for proposing such a measure.
O Miss Tree, took a benefit at Baltimore Thurs
day. She returns to New York soon.
& A new Theatre and Garden, was opened at
Moblc on Tuesday An aildre?
concor,, by Mr. and Mr,. Mosley, and olhers look
pan.
Murders m New Orleans s7^7owing more frc_
quent An unoffending citizen named Hart, was
brutally butchered on the Levee, on the 15th ult
No measures were taken to arrest the murderer
The Herald asks, "Who will visit New Orleans, or
who when here will venture out after night fall if such
proceedings go unpunished ?"
Audubon, the Ornithologist, has arrived safely
at the South, from his late exhibition.
&It is rumored that the citizens of Yazoo county
had torn down the court house and compelled the
sheriff to resign, and that several other counties had
fallowed their example.
The Weather.?Last evening we were visited
wiih a heavy shower of rain, accompanied with
plenty of thundering and lightning-, fair prospect
ol warm weather.
ay It is quite amusing to see the different opm.ons
expressed, tn the public prints, around the country, on
the Herald and its editor. Some think us a devil
some an angel-some a fool-some a philosopher
some a wise man-some a droll one-some a curious
chap-some a riddle-and all deem us a mystery
and a phenomenon. Gentlemen, you don't know
me one half yet?but you will soon.
Cocbtof Suasions.?Before the Recorder, Alder
men Taylor end Ran all.
Ellen O'Brien, charged with uttering forged bank
bills, was liberated on entering into her own recogniz
ances in the sum *f$500.
David 1 uder, n colored man, pleaded guilty to a
charge of petit larccncy.
Joseph Sackett and Ann his wife, not appearing to
lie tried tor assault and battery, their recognizances
were entreated.
William Brown was indicted for stealing a quantity
of watch movements, the property of Messrs. Piatt
who sent the goods by mistake to Holt's Hotel for a
boarder named Curtis. There the property fell into
tbc po session of the prisoners, who was employed
at Holt s, and he tried to dispose of it at a pawn
brokers on his own account.
Martin W Brown examined.-1 am in the employ
of Messrs 1 latt; they had a customer living at Holt's;
he purchased some goods which were to be pack. <4 hl>
tor him; alter the packing, some goods were missing,
and not recovered lor three wocks; a young man
brought some of tlum to our house to see if the goods
belonged 'o ,M<ssrs Piatt.
CatharincLaverty examined.?I am acl ambcimaid
at Holt s; 1 went into the room occupied by Mr Cur
tis; I asked the prisoner if the gentleman had gone ;
he f aid yes; I u.ld him a parcel was left, and h<lhad
bettertaki it to the bar. The noxtday 1 saw the par
cel again, and he said he would report it nt the bar ;
alter this, 1 saw him take the parcel out of the room.
Croer-cxamint'd.?1 cannot tell how large it was; it
remained in the room (ho days.
Stephen B. Holt examined?Mr. Curtis and other
gentiumn staid at my bouse, and all the party left
together; no parcel ever was left at the bar; I have 90
p< rsons in my employ.
Cross- ox a mined?I never knew the prisorwrtobe
oilier than trustworthy: he held a responsible situa
tion in my establishment.
Mr. Marks examined?I keep n store in Chatham
Street; tile prisoner came to my store and produced
three tin boxt s, and be said lie hnd more it I would
buy them ; I asked bmi wbeic ho livdjho said at
Holt s, and I suspected all was not right, and I said I
would pay next day; I took them to a watch im
porter, who told me who they belonged to.
Cross-examined?The prisoner behaved like a gen
tleman when he came to me; I was to have given S30
for the six boxes.
C?iitliy and recommended to the mercy of the
court.
Samuel Davis was nut to the bar charged with scal
ing a coat from Mr. H. Anderson, who riipo*rd that
ho wai boarding at ?he City Hotel, in Mnrch last,
when Ins overcoat was stolen, and recovered from
the police ofiic .
Cross-1 x a mined?I cannot say if it was atolcn or
taken by mistake?it was two or three days before I
missed it.
The jury f und the prisoner guilty, and the court
sentenced nim t? six months imprisormu nt on Black,
well's Island at hard labor and to get out stone.
1 he court then adjourned.
Police.?Friday.?AVjrrotc escape. -A very inter
esting young girl, named Mary Mclntyre, who was
left by her mother at the alms house in Ifl34, from
whom sl?? has since heard no tidings, was observed
yesterday by officers McCadden and Madden in com
pany with a negro wench of disreputable character.
Suspecting the colored girl's intentions, these vigilant
ofltcera followed thein, and just as they were about to
enter into the purlieus of vice, arrested the white girl,
the wench escaping, and conveyed her before Mr.
Justice Lownds.
The humane magistrate, after reprimanding tho
girl for her folly, committer! her pro tem. to bridewell
until ahccan be snitably taken care of.
Low hut not jnuHtL? A colored man of the name
of Joainh t|. Brown, a cook on board the Hihernia,
lying at the f ot of Heekinan atreef, waa arrested oil
a charge made by Mr. Marka Jordan, tbe second
officer of tho flame flhip, of having atolcn hit Docket
bosk, containing two sovereigns, two silver dollars,
and one dollar and seventy flve cents in small com.
A witmsR deposed thai he had seen two sovereigns
in the possession of the cook soon after the robbery.
Josh, however, declared " them warn't nothing bul
two brass buttons."
Committed for re-examination.
hove and larceny. One Mr. Nicholas Hydrnger,
of No. 131 Green street, afew nights a nee, espoused
the pretty sister of Mr. Adam Kecpet, very muefc
against his consent; but the lady
l?ml Her k ve, and - married him
the sperdwist and arioef effectual mode of geltiqg rid
of the tender passion known.
Adam felt furious and vowed
H?- ne't r would see tha ladf m*tm,
and fortunate had tl been for him if he bai stuck to
Ins resolution.
Rut, who ataa ean ktU' and then ha wteel
Adawi went over to Brooklyn where conjugals werfl
spending the honeymoon; and, forgetting his wrath,
paid them a visit; got glorious, and, an he asserts, for
a spree, carried away with him a pocket hook con
taining #93
His newly made relation, not comprehending tho

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