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of Humboldt, the celebrated traveller. A
description of Alexandria, together with poe
try, and other items.
On the third page will be found a column and a
half of interesting miscellany.
Fourth page—Poetry—“The Note Book of a Sol
dier,” an original story—“ The Snake Tamer,
a sketch.” Chihese Court Costume. “The
Old English Stage,” Part IX. Miscellaneous
This number of the Dispatch contains twenty co
lumns of reading matter.
Black Mail.—Templeton, the ballad singer,
has been guilty of a piece of meanness, for which
he deserves to be spit upon by every one, laying
the slightest claims to the character of a gentle
man or a man of honor, and if we do not very
much mistake, this strolling vagabond, should he
ever venture to give another of his vulgar “ free
and easys” in this city, will find that his recent
betrayal of the confidence of an old and distress
ed friend, a friend too, who had been of service
to him, has aroused against him the indignation
and contempt of all classes of the community. In
fact we but express the opinion of the entire pub
lic, when we say, that none but a strolling ballad
singer, and he a vagabond by nature, education,
and avocation, would have consented to, much
less directed, the publication of letters which
were stamped by the hand of friendship, with the
sacred seal of confidence.
We do not care whether Mr. McLachlan medi
tated a levy of black mail on Templeton or not,
though we are bound to say that the letters, on
which the charge was made, contain n o evidence
of such a design. The reference to the difficulty
with Clirehugh, when taken in connection with
the whole letter, cannot, however malicious cun
ning’may attempt to pervert it, be made to assume
the character of a threat. It was simply a friendly
intimation to Templeton,that trouble might come
from that quarter. So much for the attack, now
for the defence.
Mr. Hiram Fuller, who since his purchase of
the Mirror, has evinced a feverish anxiety lest
people should not know how dashingly he is
getting on in the world, undertook to wash
the Mirror clean of the black mail charge, and
was good enough, at the same time, to say, that
though poor, Mr McLachlan was an honest man.
Mr. Fuller has but one complaint to make against
Mr. McLachlan in the matter, and that is, for
dating the letters to Templeton from the Mirror
Office. This, Mr. Hiram Fuller declares Mr.
McLachlan had no right to do, as he is not one of
the editors of the paper, and has no control over its
columns. A man,unacquainted with Mr. McLach
lan,on reading this stupid article of Fuller’s,would
at once, say, that McLachlan was a swindler by
Fuller’s own showing, and in spite of his declara
tion to the contrary; for the conclusion is un
avoidable, that McLachlan is not connected with
the Mirror establishment, and had no right to
date a communication from it. But we mean to
say, that Mr. McLachlin was, and is, by the au
thority of Johnson, Webster and Walker, and all
other lexicographers,one of the editors of the Mir
ror, and had a perfect right to date his letters
from the office of that paper; and further, we
say, that it was a nasty pen in nasty fingers, that
denied the fact. Mr. Hiram Fuller, however, is
not the only man who, on the strength o(proprie
torship, sets up as an editor; he is not the only
man who from a contemptible vanity to appear
before the public as a man of talent, carefully
conceals the real editor in the corner of a garret,
where only the printers have access to him —
while the laurels with the dollars, are monopoliz
ed in the office below. These editors of the pub
lication office, are as plenty in the city of New
York, as musquitoes in August; they know no
more of the contents of their paper before it is
issued, than one of the subscribers; and never
undertake to interfere further in its editorial ma
nagement, than to order the insertion of a puff
for an advertiser, yet the real editor is an exist
ence not dreamed of, beyond the narrow limits
of the composing room. We have not room to
day, to show how easy it is to make an editor of
a man who, from the moment that God spoke
him into being, never had a thought beyond the
gratification of hisjmimal appetites; never dream
ed of enjoyments higher than those which the
beasts of the field possess in common with him.
Notwithstanding this fact, we are very, very
much amused at Mr. Hiram Fuller’s refusal to
acknowledge Mr. McLachlan’s true position in
lhe Mirror Office.
Oregon.—There appears to be a good deal of
difference of opinion among the political doctors at
Washington, as to the effect that would be pro
duced if we should happen to inform Her Majesty
the Queen of England, that she and we cannot,
any longer, drink our whiskey out of the same
trough in Oregon. Mr. Spoodleshanks says that
if we do anything of the kind, we shall provoke
war, and Mr. Snuffiess says that an act of the
kind, would tend to the perpetuity of peace. All
this proves that Seth Folger, of Nantucket, was
right, when he eloquently exclaimed, “Mister
Cheerman, I can tell you that there is as much
difference between some folks, as there is betwixt
anybody I The best way to decide this knotty
and mooted question, is to pass the order of no
tice, and try it. Suppose ye act, ye gentlemen
of the “ Collective Wisdom of the Nation,” and
spend no more eight dollars the day about it 1
“The Arkansas Tragedy.”—With suitable
expressions of horror, the papers have been pub
lishing the account of the murder of a woman and
her child near Helena, Ark. Let us show how
the thing was done. The writer sent the negro
to the unfortunate “woman’s house, put the axe
into his hand, and permitted him to break her
head; then the negro was allowed to reach the
bed where the two children lay, but to murder
only one, the negro supposing the other to be
sound asleep. This miraculous escape of one of
the children, shows the penny-a-liner to be fami
liar with the nice points of his art. The account
thus far written out, the writer laid down his pen,
and reading carefully his production, discovered
that he had dished up an ordinary horror, a com
mon place atrocity. There must needs be an
improvement on blood-spilling, to afford any gra
tification to the appetite he was catering for. So
he obliges the negro to ravish the corpse of the
woman, and then calls in the neighbors, who tor
ture him for an honr or two, and then hang him.
The whole story is a fabrication.
Ax unpleasant position.—We regret to learn
that a distinguished Methodist clergyman, who
until his suspension two or three weeks ago, was
pastor of a church up town, and who for several
years was connected with the African mission,
is now on trial, charged with the very grave of.
fence of attempting to seduce three ladies belong
ing to his congregation. The trial is conducted
with closed doors, and every effort has been
made to keep the facts as elicited in the exami
nation of witnesses, from the public ear, but it is
of course impossible to withold from the large
and respectable body of methodists, knowledge
of an investigation into charges which so se
riously affect the standing of one of their hereto
fore cherished and distinguished divines. Quite
as much excitement exists among the Methodists
in relation to this melancholy affair, as existed a
few months ago in the Protestant Episcopal
Church, in consequence of the suspension and
trial of Bishop Onderdonk.
The terms of office of the Ward Justices being
about to expire, large numbers of the professional
disciples of Coke and Blackstone, expounders of
the common law of England and the revised sta
tutes of New York, are anxious to deal out jus
tice, so as to be able to drink their grog at the
public expense. The most disgraceful character
istic of our countrymen is their eagerness fo
office. Men who are capable of earning the
bread of independence, will put upon themselves
the fetters of party, and voluntarily become the
slaves of that invisible despot whose mouthpiece
is the caucus room, in order to gain or hold
office, which after all yields them no better re
turn than would the professions in which they
were educated, and which they as .glady as fool
ishly desert. We have been asked to recommend
this man for District Attorney, and that man for
Ward Justice, the which will we not do. Office
seeking is a most knavish and dirty business,
and no man of true honor or pride will be en
gaged in it.
The choice pews in the new Grace Church,
were disposed of at auction on Tuesday last, for
a round sum of cash. The names of the pur
chasers are not given, but we are bound to be
lieve that they are earnest seekers after salva
tion, who are willing to pay any sum, to be with
ing hearing of the words of grace, rather than
risk the safety of their souls by occupying pews i
remote from the pulpit. A betting man, now, !
would wager two to one on the salvation of a '
person whose seat was well up in the broad aisle, i
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which, it m.iy be
jpPb niforni the render, is situated on
part of the head, near the n ipe of the
and is according to the rules laid down by
! Gall, Spurzheim, Combe, and Fowler, the exter-
L nal indication of the intensity or strength of that
passion which induces birds to mate early in
spring, and men and women at any season of the
, year that happens to suit their convenience
Professor Fowler, with the doubly laudable de
sign of improving his own fortunes and the condi
tion of humanity, has for several years kept a lit
tle shop in Clinton Hall, and employed his fingers
in feeling the heads of every man whose curiosi
ty to know something about himself overcame
. his reluctance to part with a dollar. When not
thus engaged, the Professor’s fingers and brains
have been at work in the preparation of shilling
pamphlets,which planly demonstrate that phrenol
ogy,though not belonging to the “exact sciences,”
is adapted to every want and condition of socie
ty ; that by it, we may discover, not only what
we are, but what we have been, and what we
shall be. In short, Professor Fowler, and his
science, is an improvement on the far-famed ora
cles of antiquity—for while they would not, or
could not always answer, the Professor never re
fuses a customer, provided, as we before intima
ted, the almighty dollar is handed over.
We have not time now, nor is it necessary, to
run through the catalogue of the Professor’s pro
ductions, but we cannot help calling to the public
recollection, his most learned essay on the cha
racter, and mental, and physical peculiarities of
Mademoiselle Fanny Elssler. In this wonderful
book, which was published when the Elssler fe
ver was at its height, Professor Fowler proves
that nature intended Fanny for a great dancer;
and he'proceeds to show by what sublime process
es he made this astounding discovery.! The light
ness of Fanny’s heels, and their capacity to exe
cute the various intricate figures of the dance,
together with her pliability of muscle, and
strength and elasticity of leg—in brief, the why
and the wherefore of all that vigor and grace, and
elegance, and charming naivette, which made
Fanny, for the time being, the proud object of
men’s idolatry, Professor Fowler discovered, by
simply passing his hands over her head ! Could
there be a more satisfactory evidence, at once,
of the truth of phrenology, and of the capabilities
of its grand high priest and oracle, Professor
Orin S. Fowler, to expound and administer it!
Having thus conclusively established the high
claim, which Professor Orin S Fowler has, on
the attention and respect of every intelligent man,
we proceed to make an extract or two from his
last issue, the work on Amativeness, premising,
that if what the Professor says, be true, it be
comes the solemn duty of every parent, guardian
and teacher, to keep a careful eye on this danger
ous bump, which, as we before remarked, is situ
ated on the back part of the head, near the nape
of the neck, and when they find it developing it
self too early, or in a greater degree than the
more moral protuberances in front,to drive it in,
or rasp it down, or reduce it by applications of
cold water on the Priesnitz plan, or by whatever
other mode the learned Fowler may recommend.
We have long been aware, that in the world in
general, and the city of New York in particular,
there are numbers of wicked andmischivousmen;
that, as the late and deeply lamented Richard Ri
ker, once observed, in imitation of a celebrated
Roman Consul, lewd and lascivious practices
prevailed toagreat extent inthiscommunity, and
that they ought to be “ put a stop to;” but until
we read Fowler’s Amativeness, we had no cor
rect idea of the extent of vice, all of which is
directly traceable to this dangerous bump, situa*
ted, it cannot be too often remarked, on the
back part of the head, not far from the nape of
the neck. But to the extracts:
Promenade the fashionable walks of our great
cities, and mark the crowds of harlots proclaim
ing their own shame without a blush, and setting
.themselves up for a price! Look in upon those
dens of infamy which infest every street in all
our cities, disgrace every village, and pollute pro
bably every town in the land, besides blasting,
bv uncounted thousands, our loveliest daughters '
of female innocence and perfection, and slaying
• the noblest specimens of manhood’s towerinv
pride ! AU France, all England, all America, all
the civilized world ’ thronging with wanton wo
men and licentious men!
Nor is this vast concourse the halfof those who
■ buy and sell the polluting embrace for a price !
Private, or more properly setaf prostitution, more
common still! Pretended widows, who claim to
five by industry, members of churches, visiting
. the sanctuary only to mark and entrap their man
by knowing looks, lascivious smiles, and all the
wily arts of this enticing passion—that great
maelstroom of the devouring pit! All this, be
sides that still more extensive, still more deprav
ed, indulgence for its own sake, participated solely
to gratify carnal, debasing lust, throughout every
nook and corner of our land ! How vast the
number of seductions, of abortions, and of ille
gitimates, which annually disgrace our age!
Virginity sold at a price ! Wall-street bro
kers actually speculate in maidens ! !* Moth
to beastly sensualists ’ Oh, Christianity ! where
is thy purifying leaven 1 Oh, philanthropy !
where are thy tears I Oh, depravity ! where is
thy limit'!
The professor in making this astounding de
claration, entreats his readers not to imagine for
a moment, that he throws too much coloring into
his horrible picture. In deep sorrow he declares
that his own “professional practice,” has con
vinced him of the truth of what he utters, and
how can we doubt him, when his earnest invo
cations to “Christianity,” “ philanthropy,” and
“ depravity,” afford such overwhelming evidence
of sincerity!
A little further on, we are pained to learn that
a class of our fellow citizens, whom we hoped
had escaped, are the victims of unbridled vice.
Is there a single man, connected with the daily or
weekly press of New York, who will not weep
when he is told by Professor Fowler, that “ our
newsboys either boast of their licentiousness, or
else tantalize those whose native modesty is not
yet wholly effaced, of their failure.” Can it be,
iliat tl, e oo tl»o itinorants of literature, the stays
and props of all our house, the radii of wit, intel
ligence, and philosophy; these, under whose
arms is a weight of intellect, in comparison with
which the fabled load of old Atlas, is but as a
gossamer’s wing, have thus early fallen victims to
that fatal bump, which deforms the back of the
head, and is in close contiguity to the nape of the
neck! We would fain reject the humiliating
fact, but Professor Orin S. Fowler, who dis
covered that Fanny Ellsler was a great dancer,
vouches for it, and with ashes on our forehead,
and a pickle in our mouth, we must mourn, and
mourning confess.
But horrible to relate, while the inherent vita
lity of this vicious organ, which is on the back
of the head, and within hailing distance of the
nape of the neck, is sufficient to enable it to cor
rupt a universe, it receives additional stimulant
from sources which are thus pointed out by the
learned Professor:
What kinds of edibles command the highest
price in market'! Those that stimulate this pas
sion, and because they create impure desires.
What mean those oyster stews, and crab-parties,
and terrapin soups, and squab suppers, wild fowls
cloves, and a host of other like things 1 Eaten,
in many instances, in high (I low) life, expressly
to beget unhallowed desires ! Oh! shame.where
is thy blush ! Do you want more proof 1 Behold
the fertile south ! But particulars are too revolt
ing, both as regards the beastly indulgence of
whites and blacks, and the number of rakes and
harlots among the latter ! Our world is literally
full of sensuality!
Oh, virtue! how few worship at thy holy shrine,
or keep thy robe of spotless innocence unstained
with carnality ’ To say what proportion keep
their robes white, and know only their lawful
companions, it is difficult to say, but n6t many
stones would be cast if they alone cast them.
Alas ’ how few observe the seventh command
ment! And how almost universally is chastity
sacrificed to lust, in one or other of its forms!
Well may the worthy Professor exclaim—” Oh,
Virtue ! how few worship at thy holy shrine
When every street has its oyster house, and every
alley its oyster stand,when crabs are tempted from
our creeks, and wild fowls shot on our hills,when
the poor mariner is sent forth to struggle with
the elements, perchance never to reach that dis
tant shore where only spices are to be obtained,
and all this toil, and misery, and danger, and
death, encountered for the single and only pur
pose of kindling new fires beneath that wicked
bump which is on the back of the head and near
the nape of the neck !
Our emotions will not permit us to pursue this
subject further to-day, but we hope that Professor
Orin S. Fowler will continue his labors of phi
lanthrophy. Let him net remain satisfied with
having discovered the inflammatory qualities of
the oyster, but push his investigations into the
shells; for, as we have observed that almost
every infamous street in the city is thickly scat
tered with oyster shells, we are forced to believe
that the impurity of the street may be as directly
traced to the shells, as Professor Fowler shows
the impurity of its inmates to be traceable to the
oysters. This is a subject worthy of all the Pro
fessor’s acumen, profundity and skill.
* It may not be believed, but can readily be
proved, that Wall-street brokets buy and sell
virgins at a trice; less, but none the less real,
than the southern slave-broker obtains for human
flesh and blood! And to supply this accursed
mart, pimps and stool-pigeons scour our country
ply every art, and too often force. Yes, women
are caught up in our streets, gagged, thrust into
a waiting carriage, and then worse than murder
ed, by ruthless villains, just to gratify this hellish
passion. And some are murdered! Yet behold
the public apathy! t - 3
Mr. Senator Allen.—The Washington Cor
. respondent of the New York Commercial Adver
tiser thus speaks of the Hon. William H. Allen,
a Senator from Ohio:
Mr. Allen is in some respects, the greatest cha
racter in the Senate. He is several inches be
yond the stand six feet in height. His arms are
longer than Rob Roy’s, and with one of these,
while speaking, he saws the air so energetically
that it seems for all the world like the walking
beam of a steam engine. His voice, no matter
what the nature of the topic, is always set at its
very highest key, and amidst the general clamor
of its sound, it sometimes rises to such a pitch
of violence as to come down upon the listener
like a volley of musketry, or a grand concentrat
ed blast from a legion of conch shells. When it
comes down for a moment to a tone of modera
tion, it strikes the senses like a lull in the tem
Such is the physical man of William Allen, the
democratic leader of the American Senate. For
the rest, he has much more talent than he has yet
received credit for. He has great industry, and
application, and indefatigable perseverance. His
confidence in himself never deserts him; and his
vanity and assurance are not inferior to the same
qualities in the character of the great master un
der whom he has studied, Mr. Benton. He is
one of those men whom it is useless to repress—
he will make his way; you can’t stop him—and
if he should hereafter introduce a resolution as
serting the United States to possess an exclusive
beneficiary interest in all the light of the moon,
I would advise no opposition to it—but rather
that it should be passed nem cow. and without ob
There is some justice in the foregoing remarks;
much more, indeed than Mr. Allen could expect
from a political opponent. He is an able man;
and has few equals, in the American Congress.
He is a ready and an able debater, and, when ex
cited, is wonderfully eloquent. He went into
Congress, in the year 1833, and went out of it in
the year 1835. He remained out two years, and
was then elected to the Senate.
He was a member of the House of Represen
tatives in the year 1835, and distinguished him
self by giving to Gen. Jackson an ardent support,
during the existence of the French difficulties,
growing out of the refusal of the French Cham
bers to vote an appropriation to meet the condi
tions of the treaty with this country, which was
signed by-the Premier of Louis Phillippe, and
Mr. W. C. Rives, on the 4th day of July, 1831.
His valedictory to Congress, was delivered on
that subject, and was one of the most beautiful
specimens of American eloquence, that ivas ever
listened to, by a Congressionnl audience. He
was warmly complimented for the effort, by Mr.
John Quincy Adams. Mr. Edward Everett de
livered his valedictory on the same subject, and
on the same occasion ; though he took an oppo
site view of the matter.
Mr. Allen has met the opposition that always
rises up to oppose aspiring men. He has been
assailed and abused by his political opponents ;
and many strong attempts have been made, to de
stroy him by ridicule and reproach. A paper,
now laying near the nib of the pen that writes
these lines, applies to him the silly and idle epi
thets of “ Booby Allen.” Such attempts, to in
jure such a man, must ever prove harmless.
The correspondent of the New York Commer
cial Advertiser speaks truly, when he says, that
“ he is one of those men, whom it is useless to
repress; he will make.his way; you can’t stop
him.” He looksforward to the Presidency; and
his chances of success are by no means small or
Mr. Alien’s private history is very interesting.
He was born in North Carolina,but in early life,
wandered a helpless and hopeless boy to Ohio. —
He had neither money, education, or friends. —
He OVCIccuUC all lheoo nboiaoloo hy his nwn in
dustry, and at the age of three and twenty, had
studied law and entered on its practice. For
some years, he was a wild and reckless “ buck
eye,” and somewhat given to conviviality and
carousal. Suddenly he -‘turned round,” quit
the follies of life, and devoted himself to the use
ful pursuits of society. His rise has been rapid
—his success most triumphant. It is not true
that he is vain man. On the contrary, he is mo
dest and unassuming; yet firm'and undaunted.
His industry knew no bounds; and his devotion
to the best interests of his country, need not
be doubted. As Chairman of the Committee on
Foreign Affairs, he has eminently distinguished
The personal appearance of Mr. Allen is very
much in his favor. He is tall, erect, and has a
a commanding aspect. His face is pale, his fea
tures are bold and regularly formed, and when
engaged in debate, are singularly expressive.
His voice is full, round and sonorous, and is of
sufficient volume, to fill the hall of the House of
Representatives, in the most excited periods.
His elocution is chaste and unstudied; and might
well be imitated by those who have no claims to
originality. He has never appeared to court po
pular favor; and, when speaking in the House of
Representative, always confined himself to the
subject under debate, and spoke like a man who
was not conscious that there was any other per
son than himself and the presiding officer, pre
sent. Whatever subject he starts after, he stea
dily and constantly pursues, and never gives up,
till he has accomplished his object. He possesses
great sources of originality, and taken all and in
all, is a most extraordinary man.
We are pained to observe the unchristian bit
terness which marks the controversy now going
on between the American Bible Society and an
association of Baptists, who claim of the legisla
ture a charter, under the title of the American
ican and Foreign Bible Society. The American
Bible Society oppose the application for incor
poration, solely because the title selected is so
similar to their own, as to threaten, should it be
authorized, continual difficulty and embarrass
ment to both organizations. The Baptists for
years threw their money into the treasury of
the American Bible Society, on the understand
ing that the received versions of the Sacred Vo
lume, were to be sent out by the Society. Now,
in Burmah the received version is that prepared
by the Baptist missionaries, in which the Greek
word baptize is translated immerse. The Bap
tists asked the American Bible Society, to issue
an edition of their Bible for Burmah. “No,” re
plied the Society, we cannot issue a sectarian
book.” “Then,” returned the Baptists, “we
ate off. We have planted a vineyard to the
Lord in Burmah, and we will not have the weed
of so fatal an error as that which grows out of
your false translation of the word baptize, spring up
in it. The salvation of souls depends upon that one
word.” In the missionary enterprise, the Baptists
of the United States, have stood in the front rank.
Earnest, devoted, persevering, they have swept
down obstacles that would have dismayed Jess
determined effort. Five and twenty years ago,
they threw a handful of men into Burmah, and
there have they been sustained, their hands held
up, by voluntary contributions from this country.
It is not surprising that they should be solicitous
to keep out of this interesting field of their labors
and success, what they believe to be an error
dangerous to the salvation of souls, and although
we do not attach that importance to imersion
which they do, we cannot but sympathize with
them in them in their anxiety to make assurance
doubly sure, in relation to the spiritual safety of
their interesting converts to Christianity, the
In Royalton, Vt., there is a wonderful boy
(where is there not a wonderful boy I) only ten
years of age, who has a heap of knowledge, and
can do a power of ciphering when he is in fits.
Mr. Adams, an agent of the American Bible So
ciety, went to see him not long since and put him
through his mathematical exercises, the boy
bringing out the difficult results correctly, and in
an incredibly brief space of time. Mr. Adams
declares that he went to see this prodigy, a skep
tic, but came away a believer, as did also several
clergymen, who accompanied him. As it is a re
markable fact that clergymen certify to one half
the impostures that are practised on the public,
we shall not believe in this Royalton wonder,
until a committee of scientific gentlemen have
examined him and reported on his case. A little
more than a year ago, a clergyman residing in
Alabama, wrote a letter giving a description ofa
similar genius, a black boy, residing in his neigh
borhood, who was “ death on figures and calcu
lations ” The account went the rounds of the
press, and for a month, excited considerable at
tention, since which nothing has been heard of
the young negro mathematician of Alabama. A
year hence and the ten year old wonder of Roy
alton will not easily be found.
A man named Clason, whom rumor gives out
as the financier of the Patent Leather Mirror, at
tempted to thrash James Gordon Bennett of the
Herald, on Thursday last. The evidence of those
who witnessed the affair, seems to show that
Clason, who is represented as a man of no very
great physical capacity, did not injure Bennett
much, and this impression receives strength from
Bennett’s remark on the interesting occasion.
“ None of your d d nonsense, sir,” are not ex-
actly the words that a man who really felt a whip,
would use. Bennett undoubtedly took the whole
thing as a joke. We are constrained, however,
to enter our solemn protest against the practice
of thrashing editors. It is in wretched taste and
proves nothing; besides, if the practice generally
obtains, we may, one of these cloudy morn
ings, be obliged to defend ourself from assault.
The Knickerbocker Club give a Grand Ball at
the Apollo Saloon, to-morrow evening in honor
of Henry Clay.
dTroni toasljington.
Mr. Alien’s Resolutions —Non-intervention —Mr.
Calhoun—Mr. Colquitt—Mr. Dixon II Lewis
Mr. Mangnm—Mr Thomas Butler King—
James Watson Webb —Mexican Affairs, 4*c.
From our Regular Correspondent.
Washington City, Jan. 30, 1840.
To the Editor of the Sunday Dispatch :
The newspaper reports of the day have ap
-1 prised you that on Monday, Mr. Calhoun and
Mr. Allen, the one the advocate of vigorous mea
■ sures in relation! to Oregon, and the other, the
discoverer of, and the advocate “ of a wise and
masterly inactivity,” in reference to the same
object, met in the Senate, and that the South Ca
rolinian—the inventor of that famous nostrum,
“ a wise and masterly inactivity,” was most dis
tinctly, emphatically, and floored.
Mr. the high
1 hills of the Santee and Pee Dee, was very much
opposed k to granting Mr. Allen leave to take
fom the table a series of resolutions which had
been laying there a week and upwards, declara
tory that none of the monarchies of Europe can
be allowed to interfere with any of the Republics
on this Continent, embracing, of course, the
whole region lying between the Russian settle
ments on the north-west coast and Cape Horn,
and between Cape Horn and the southern bound
aries of Lower Canada and Newfoundland on the
north and east.
>Mr. Allen, and I need not tell you that he is
one of the ablest,and decidedly the most eloquent
man in the Senate, made a very excellent speech
in favor of his resolutions: and also replied, in a
most scathing manner to some of the aspersions
and insinuations that Mr. Wise-and-masterly-in
activity had cast at him, on previous occasions.
Not being very fond of those “ keen encoun
ters of the wit,” which too often convert the Se
nate Chamber into a pot-house arena, I shall not
take the trouble to relate, all that was uttered on
the occasion. Mr. Cass, of Michigan, made a
few remarks, in support of the resolutions; so
did Mr. Breese, of Illinois, and several other gen
tlemen; and it remained for Mr. Calhoun to
stand alone, and oppose granting leatjjt* to intro
duce them.
He spoke about an hour, and “ having conclu
ded all that he had to say, on the incipient mo
tion of leave,” sat down, evidently fully satisfied
that he had effected his object, and that leave
would not be granted. Mr. Wise-and-masterly
inactivity, is possessed of one very useful quali
ty. It is that of self-esteem, and his bump is so
very large that he cannot at all times get his hat
on. It has a most salutary effect on him, inas
much as it always leads him to believe, after he
has made a speech, that he has convicted and
converted every one, and consequently must con
quer. The result of all this is, that he “ feels
good” like the boy who had his shins kicked at
school, after the first shock has passed away, and
lives in the comfortable belief that he is indeed
a very Hercules. This state of bliss he generally
enjoys till a vote is taken—then all his enjoy
ments are blasted, and he finds himself defeated
and in a hopeless minority.
So in this instance. Mr. Wise-and-masterly
inactivity had not a doubt that he had defeated
Allen. He gazed around him with the utmost
complacency—seemed to count noses, and then
whisper to himself, “ You’re botched it now my
boy havn’t ye!”
There is nothing that will so speedily destroy
the illusions of a vain man, a madcap
pnlitinian to his senses, as a correct return from
the ballot-boxes. It will cool him down in an in
stant, and open his eyes to a clear perception of
his actual condition. The vote was ordered af
ter a long debate ; and the motion to grant leave
to introduce Mr. Allen’s resolutions of non in
terference, was decided in the affirmative—ayes
26, noes 21.
Mr. Calhoun, had counted most confidently on
the support of the Hon. Dixon H. Lewis, of Ala*
bama, and the Hon. Walter Colquitt of Georgia,
two democrats, who have been supposed to be
warmly, personally and politically attached to him.
When he saw that they bolted from him, would
not follow, he seemed to yield to a mingled parox
ysm of madness and despair. He had fancied
that the entire whig side of the Senate would go
with him, and if they should do so so, he flatter
ed himself that, aided by Messrs. Colquitt and
Lewis, and McDuffie, he could carry the day.—
But he was defeated, and another black letter was
added to his political epitaph.
Mr. Dixon H. Lewis, of Alabama, has, for some
ten years or more, followed the fortunes of Mr.
Calhoun, and on two occasions came near sacri
ficing himself to promote his policy. He cannot
afford to do it any longer, and has at last burst
the chains that bound him, and escaped from
thraldom. The same remarks may be applied to
the Hon. Walter Colquit, and I congratulate both
on their deliverance. They undonbtedly feel
quite as well as I do. They are no longer to be the
victims of Mr. “Wise and Masterly Inactivi
ty’s” petty spleen and vanity.
Mr. Calhoun, has victimized all the young men
of promise that have appeared in South Carolina,
of the last thirty years. The able and eloquent
Robert Hayne, followed him till he found an un
timely grave, and blasted hopes. The eloquent
Turnbull, met the same fate. Warren R. Davis
was another example of his blighting influence.
The warm-hearted and eloquent William C. Pres
ton, dangled at his chariot wheels till he was
crushed, and, in a moment of desperation, when
it was too late, revolted, went over to the Whigs,
and found his doom in the cloisters of a hob-knob
university. He had sacrificed everything, every
hope, every prospect, to the vanity of John C.
Calhoun. Waddy Thompson was but little better
than his slave for years; but at last quit him to
be denounced, and to accept a mission to Mexi
co—the only reward he obtained for fifteen years
hard labor, as a demagogue, and slave to John C,
Calhoun’s caprice and folly. Francis L. Pick
ens has been more than victimized by him. He
had some chance of preferment—for Mr. Polk
offered him the mission to England, and he was
anxious to accept it—but, Mr. Calhoun cracked
his whip and said no, and poor Pickens was
compelled to refuse an offer, which he would
have given worlds to accept.
Mr. John C. Calhoun is a blight, a curse, and
a plague-spot to South Carolina. Because he
chose to quarrel with Gen. Jackson, and the par
ty that elected him, she suffered him to carry her
to the brink of ruin and disgrace, in the affair of
Nullification. By that single act of folly, she
threw herselfback, on the road that leads to great
ness and glory, at least fifty years. She has sub
mitted quite long enough to her dictator; and it is
time that she rose in her majesty, if she possess
any such article, and declared herself indepen
dent !
The result of the vote on the motion of leave
to introduce the non-intervention resolutions, in
dicates their fate. They will be adopted by the
Senate, by an increased vote, and wo to that
democrat who shall vote against them.
The Oregon resolutions will come up on thte
10th February, and the debate on them will be
animated and interesting. They will be adopted.
The substitutes offered by Mr. Mangum in the
Senate, and Mr. Thomas Butler King, in the
House of Representatives, and which, I perceive,
are claimed by Mr. James Watson Webb, as ar
ticles of his domestic manufacture, are of no con
sequence. They will be scouted by both parties;
and many of the whigs will vote against them.—
Mr. Mangum will not, in the last resort, support
them. There are few men now to be found, who
are sufficiently hardy and reckless to be induced
to vote in opposition to the known will of the
people. And a still smaller number are to be
found, who stand ready to commit political sui
cide, to gratify Mr. John C. Calhoun, because he
is very angry with Mr. Polk, for not continuing
him in the office of Secretary of State.
In the end, we shall find but little difficulty in
this Oregon business. The resolutions will pass
—we shall take possession of our own landmarks,
and all will be done without resort to war.
There are many rumors here, about changes in
the Cabinet. • But they are rumors only, and can
not be confided in. They originate with the gos
sips, who manufacture them for the purpose of
sending “ news,” to their correspondents.
Our relations with Mexico are in a state of con
tusion, and will probably remain so, for some
time to come. It is not likely that the
new government, to be formed by Paredes, will
be peacefully inclined. The loss of Texas, is a
thing not to be got over so easily, and will long
add fuel to the flame of discord.
Although we had an undoubted right to annex
Texas to our domain, I do not blame Mexico for
feeling sore about it; and I rejoiced when I heard
of the downfall of the weak and vaccillating
Herrera, who, it seemed had not spunk enough
about him, to resent the dismemberment of the
Mexican republic.
The attention of our readers is invited to the
report of the committee, under whose direction
the trial of safes took place, at Vauxhall Garden.
The committee testify that Gayler’s patent dou
ble safe was found to be in such order as to be
unlocked with keys, and that the contents were
in a good state of preservation, while the con
tents of the other two safes were a mass of burnj
ing charcoal.
Police Becorbcr.
Infamous Publications. —We promised a week
or two ago, to call the attention of the grand jury
and the post master of this city, to the obscene
publications of a firm called Sinclair and Bagley,
fictitious names of course, assumed by the real
publishers as a screen to their infamous business.
The mischief, so far as the post master could
have prevented it, had he received notice, is we
fear done. Three months ago, these fellows
flooded the country with their circulars, which
were nothing more than catalogues of the prurient
works they were about to issue, inviting orders
for the books, the money to be enclosed, and ad
dressed to them at 42 Spruce street. There is no
such a number in the street, but Sinclair fy Bagley
had a box in the Post Office, through which they
received their letters, and continue to receive
them to this day, we suppose. They have pub
lished large editions of these books, every one of
which is prohibited by a law, which makes their
utterance a felony, punishable by fine and im
prisonment in the State prison. It cannot be a
difficult matter to hunt up these vile fellows, and
satisfy a jury of their guilt, and it is the solemn
duty of the prosecuting officer, to make an effort
at least to preserve the morals of our youth from
corruption, and to punish those who to make a
few dollars, have covered the land with such
pestilent books.
Next week we will attend to the member of the
firm of Sinclair & Bagley who sent a threat to
this office. If we do not very much mistake, he
will find before we have done with him, that we
can be quite as stern as himself.
Another Restell Case.— A young and interesting
girl, named Mary Arkley, having, unfortunately
become enciente, and fearing the consequences of
an exposure, commited herself to the guidance of
her heartless and unfeeling seducer.
She was brought from Sing-Sing, Westches
ter county, and placed under the care of a well
known and well-feed physician, and taken to the
house, No. 474 Broome street, where the untime
ly birth of her child was effected. The child
lived for several hours, and she was re-conveyed
to her mother’s house where she soon gave a full
confession of the circumstances as they had
transpired, and died after a lingering agony of
about six weeks.
The names of all the parties are in the hands
of the proper officers, and we hope they will be
properly dealt with. These horrible practices
have become alarmingly frequent, and the most
energetic measures should be resorted to, in or
der if possible to check their farther progress.
Gambling and its Effects. — In this city there
are many princely palaces devoted to a well sys
tematized method of taking in the unthinking and
incautious consequent upon the enticing and in
fatuating game of “Faro.” Park Place, Barclay
street, Vesey street, and indeed Broadway, are
the principal localities of the fashionable “ hells.”
The case of young Joseph Fidler Ready, the tel
ler of one of the Montreal banks (whose arrest so
soon followed the perpetration of his crime,) is
fruitful in illustration of the dangers which na
turally follow’ the indulgence of this absorbing
passion. Here was a young man in the prime of
manhood, of undoubted business capacities, uni
versally beloved and respected, and enjoying a
salary of SIOOO per year, sacrificed forever by
yielding himself up a willing victim to the ma
chination of an unconscionable gambler. Is this
a sufficient caution to the novice, and will the
self-abandonment of this young man, prove a
• “ terrible example 3” Surely it ought.
The case of Potter. — This pardoned and re-ta
ken criminal is to be examined on Tuesday next.
Week It)
The editor of the Patent Leather Mirror, in
speaking of the new and beautiful block of store
houses which extends on William street, from
Fulton to John streets, suggested that it should
be called Irving Row, in honor of Washington
Irving, who, the Mirror said, was born on the spot.
The following day, the same sagacious and en
lightened sheet, discovered that Mr, Irving was
not born there, but on the opposite side of the
street. It so happens that Washington Irving
was not born in William street, but, as he him
self informed us, in Ann street. A few weeks
before his departure for Spain we chanced to
meet him opposite the office of the New World,
and walking down the street, he pointed to the
brick building, now numbered forty-one, and re
marked, that in that he first drew the breath of
life. The premises now belong to John M.
Moore, Esq. After all, the mistake of the Mir
ior was natural enough. Though Washington
Irving was not born in William street, George
Washington Dixon, Esq , was. If the proprietors
of the new store-houses want a name for their
block, we presume that Mr. Dixon would have no
objection to the use of his own.
That the beautiful must marry, seems to be as
true as that the good must die. The hymenial
altar has within a few days claimed two victims,
as young as beautiful, as beautiful as talented and
as talented as popular. We refer to two of the
bright, shining stars of the Olympic, Miss Mary
Taylor and Miss Mary Ann Clarke, the latter a
daughter of the late celebrated actor of that
name. The ladies in thus disposing of their
hearts and hands, have unwittingly inflicted a
serious injury upon a worthy class of persons, the
florists, who derived yearly no trifling gain in
the sale of costly boquets, which were afterwards
thrown at the feet of these charming artistes,
from the private boxes of the Olympic. How the
young gallants, who in this delicate manner, paid
homage to beauty, grace, and talent, will relish
the wedding cake which was sent them, is more
than we can tell, though we much fear that with
very many of them, it will have a very unpleasant
taste. .
We are provoked to learn from the Boston pa
pers that a graceless scamp named Hatch, has
been cheating the Brook Farm Association, by
selling them some farming utensils, which did
not belong to him. The. brotherhood of Brook
Farm have handed the rascal over to the grand
jury, who will not deal with him on Fourier prin
ciples. It may.not be generally known that the
interesting fraternity of Brook Farm is composed
of ladies and gentlemen who have everything in
common, and who live together in peace and har
mony, as the Apostles commanded all men to do.
They work together, and play together, and en
deavor to ease themselves gradually of the prime
val curse, by avoiding all causes of selfishness,
envy, and discontent. To cheat so amiable and
so innocent a concern as this, is an offence or
such an aggravated nature, that even angels could
not avoid getting mad about it.
Before the breath was out of the body of the
late District Attorney, M. C. Patterson, Esq , a
dozen of his brethren of the law, were running
about in eager anxiety to hunt up enough influ
ence to secure the place. We are compelled to
acknowledge that the sailor’s definition of law
yer— "a land shark” is correct. Sharks it is
well known, will devour the bleeding and wound
ed of their own species, and lawyers do the next
diabolical thing of a similar character, attempt
to jump into a brother’s place, before the king of
terrors, with whom he is vainly struggling, has
triumphed, and made that place vacant.
Howe’s Circus at Palmo’s Opera House.— The
large and admirably appointed equestrian com
pany, under the management of Colonel Howe,
opened their winter campaign in New York, at
Palmo’s, on Wednesday evening last, and have
performed every night since to large and fashion
able audiences. Madame Marie Macarte, the
star of the corps, is one of the most fearless, yet
at the same time graceful, riders in the world.
She is from Astley’s, London, where she W’as a
most attractive card, and wherever she has per
formed in this country, crowds have flocked to
see her.
Book (table.
Works on Phonography.— Redfield, Clinton
Hall has just received a supply of Pitman’s Manual
of Phonography, Phonotypic Journal, and pamph
lets on Phonography, Pencil, Pens, &c , neces
sary for students of the art. Pitman’s publica
tions aie not for sale anywhere else in the city.
“ China as It was and Is, with a Glance at the
China Trade.” This is a book which in sixty
two pages, price 12J, cents, gives an interesting
sketch of the history of China, the charac'er and
customs of the people, and a brief account of the
tea and opium trades. Published by W. 11. Gra
ham, No. 160 Nassau street.
“Love’s Sacrifice; or, the Rival Merchants,” a
play in five acts, first performed at Covent Gar
den Theatre, Sept. 12th, 1842, has been published
with stage directions, etc , by W. Taylor, No. 2,
Astor House, being number XII. ofhis “ Modern
Standard Drama.”
“ The Strange and Wonderful Adventures of
Bachelor Butterfly,” is the title of a book just is
sued by Wilson & Co., the two hundred superb
illustrations of which have afforded us more
amusement than we have had since the publica
tion of “Obadiah Oldbuck.” Poor Bachelor But
terfly from an unfortunate entanglement with one
of the fair sex, gets into all kinds of awkward
scrapes, which the artist has most humorously J
described. It is a book to summon broad grins j
to the face of melancholy herself.
Letter 'from Sprangfi* Barry, Esq.
' Mr. and Mrs. C. Kean —Mr. Edwin Forrest —
Mr. Forbes of the Charleston Theatre—Mr.
Hudson, the Lecturer on Shakspcre—Mr. Wy
man's New Comedy—Sister Abby Kelly—Sister
I Dix—Geo. Munday—Miss Moss—Mr. Mur-
doch—Miss Delcy -George Vandenhoff, fyc.
[ New York, January 30,1845.
• To the Editor of the Sunday Dispatch:
i Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean closed their en
i gagement at the Park theatre, last Saturday
night, with the play of Richard. The house was
; crowded ; and, at the fall of the curtain, Mr.
Kean was called for. He responded, and made
a speech, in which he expressed his gratitude for
- past favors, and announced his determination to
merit a renewal of them the next season.
Richard was run by the Keans three successive
weeks, and each night was witnessed by a multi
tude of the people. It is said that the receipts of
the Park Treasury during that period amounted
to eighteen thousand dollars, one half of which,
after deducting the incidental expenses, went in
to the pantaloons’ pocket of Mr. Charles Kean.
He probably realized seven thousand dollars from
the engagement—a sum that ought to satisfy any
man who is willing to accumulate a speedy for
Mr. Kean since he has been in this country,
this time, has evidently studied how to make
money. The accumulation of fame does not ap
pear to have been much cared for, as he had
quite enough of that to answer all his imme
diate purposes. He has succeeded in his money
making schemes and operations, and will, I doubt
not, know how to keep the cash. He is a man
of method and of business, and after the lapse, of
a few years, will probably retire to the Isle cf
Bute, live like a gentleman and a nobleman, op
his own domain ; bite his thumb at the drama
and the dramatists, and rank “A. No. 1.”
among the untitled aristocracy of England.—
He knows how to live like a lord, and he will do
it. He is now* the wealthiest man connected
with the stage; and, as he was net bred to pro
fligacy and licentiousness, he will hold on to
his cash, and die “ a good old,” and a very rich
By remaining here one week longer than was
originally contemplated, to play Richard, Mr.
Kean has involved himself in some difficulty
with the Southern managers ; and among them,
Mr. Forbes of the Charleston theatre, claims
SIOOO damages for a single week’s alleged delin
quency, and $l5O the night for every succeeding
night, till the close of three consecutive weeks,
for which he was engaged to enact in the Charles
ton theatre. There appears to have been some
misunderstanding about the affair After Ri
chard had run here a week or ten days, it being
evident that it might hive longer possession of
the stage than was original!}' contemplated, Mr.
Simpson wrote to Mr. Forbes, asking him to re
lieve Mr. Kean for an additional week ; and so
licited him if he was inclined to do so, to write
him immediately. Mr. Forbes did not write till
after a week had expired, thus leaving the Park
management to understand that silence gave
consent. But, after the engagement of three
weeks was closed here, Mr. Forbes writes to
Mr. Kean, that hr has been very sadly disappoint
ed by his absence, and that he shall look to him
for damages.
In the meantime, Mr Kean has proceeded to
Charleston, and the affair is to be submitted to
umpirage for arbitration. What will be the end
remains to be told-
The literary and dramatic circles were very
much shocked on Monday and Tuesday, by a re
port that Mr. William E. Burton,the commedian
and author was dead ’ It was said that he died,
in Philadelphia, of putrid sore throat or quinsey,
and had bequeathed his talents to those who
could catch them.
The reputed death of a man so eminent, and
an actor so excellent, caused a good deal of grief
among the disciples of gin and genius —and they
are said to be synonymous—who congregate in
a fashionable restauraut ; and in full flowing
bumpers they drowned their sorrows and the
memories of the departed ; whilst they laid their
virtues aside, because they hadn’t any cause
to recollect the sum total of their anguish.
Whilst blue and white cotton bandanas were
being used most freely to wipe away the flood of
of grief emitted itself, through the eyelids of gin
and genius, a special courier arrived from Phila
delphia, advising the afflicted that Mr. Burton
wasn’t dead, but on the contrary, was alive and
kicking, ready to amuse and delight the town,
and receive, on some fitting opportunity, a bum
per of a benefit.
Gin and genius were very much delighted with
this ..intelligence; immediately took a slug or
two of the cordial that doth comfort man in his
affliction, and so the matter ended.
I am very gland to learn that Mr. Burton is
not defunct. He is n man of infinite talent and
humor, and as a writer has few equals, and no
superiors,jjn this country. As a commedian, he
is undoubtedly the very first we have in the
Mr. Hudson, the gentleman who tells long
stories about himself first, and Shakspere’s he
roes afterwards, and which long ,stories he dig
nifies by calling them Lectures, has for the last
week or ten days been engaged in relating his
long yarns to the students of the University of
New York. These young gentlemen have un
doubtedly been very much edified ; but, if they
had taken the trouble to read the notes of John
son, Reed, Theobold, Stevens, and others, long
since published, they might have obtained all the
intellectual food that Mr. Hudson has given them
and saved their cash into the bargain. This Mr.
Hudson is a man of some kind of ability; but
unluckily is a very bad reader, and does not pos
sess a particle of originality.
He lectured, however, to the students of the
university of New York, at the request of the fa
culty, and the Reverend Cyrus Mason, and it is
to be hoped that he made a fat job out of it. By
the way, is it not a little strange that the Rev
Mr. Mason should, after having preached a doz
en of sermons denunciatory of fictitious litera
ture, have united in a call, inviting Mr. Hudson
to lecture on the “ Twelfth Night,and “Mid
summer’s Night Dreams 3”
In Boston a Mr. Wyman, lessee of the Federal
street theatre, has produced a comedy, called
“Where there’s a Will, there’s a Way,” which
has been brought out at the National, and is said
to have been eminently successful. The Boston
presses speak highly of it; and if I had not long
since learned that there is but little confidence to
be placed in what the press too often utters, out
of friendship, or in consequence of solid and sub
stantial considerations, I should be inclined to
think that it might be relied on in this instance,
and that Mr. Wyman’s comedy, is a good one.
1 have read some extracts from it, and if they be
fair specimens of the whole, I incline to the
opinion that there is much in it, that can be
deemed intrinsically above many of the produc
tions of of the day.
Mr. Wyman, the author, is a gentleman of ta
lent and education. I have met him once or
twice among the literary men of New England ;
and he then and there evinced the possession of
a rich fund of wit, humor and sarcasm. Hisplay,
it is said, will be brought out here. If it should
be produced at the Park, it will fail, for the
simple reason that whatever is successful in Bos
ton, is damned in New York-
Mr. De Meyer, the celebrated pianist, it is an
nounced, has recovered from the “serious in
jury he sustained in one of the joints of his
thumb,” and is soon to give a concert somewhere
in the city. If Mr. Leopold De Meyer, would
have a transparent painting of the beautiful place
representing him playing with his knees, and
which is displayed in the window’s of the print
shops, prepared, and placed in front of the con
cert room,it would undoubtedly call in ? a crowded
audience. The attitude “depictured” in that pre
cious print, is indeed everything. It produces a
most admirable association of delicate ideas.
Mrs. Valentine Mott, jr., is yet among the mu
sical luminaries of the day. She is soon to give
another concert somewhere, and efforts are mak
ing with the press to procure for here a very
large audience. Mrs. Mott failed in Boston, and
some ill-natured men are rude and unkind
enough to say that she did not much better here.
Mrs. Mott, the world says, has been overrated.
Mrs. Mowatt is playing in Charleston with Mr.
Crisp, and appears to be doing very well. It is
to be hoped that she will be successful in every
part of the country ; and she most assuredly will
be, if she finds audiences as good natured in the
south, as they have been at the north.
Miss Moss is singing in Providence with little
Miss.Bramson, and seems to be much liked by the
Rhode Islanders. She possesses undoubted ta
lent, and may hereafter become popular as a vo
calist, and an actress. Mrs. Vernon is her in
structress in the latter branch of “ science.” She
has a bright example before her.
Sister Abby Kelly and Sister Dix are perambu
lating the country,reforming the world and setting
things to rights, after the order of Melchizedeck.
Sister Abby is a beautiful woman, possesses a
* Ecepting always my friend Edwin Forrest,
Esq , who very quietly, when he is at home, cons
his cash account, and finds on its vantage side,
a balance of $250,000. Mr. Forrest, is now thir
ty-nine years of age, and has accumulated his
princely estate, since the year 1828.
world of talent, and is especially interested in the
welfare of our “colored brethren and sisters.”
Sister Dix is a termagant, a blue, and a philan
thropist, and takes especial care of those “ un
fortunates” who are the inmates of the prisons
She is very happy in picking up quarrels with the
woild, as most philanthropic ladies are, and eats
her mutton cold, whenever she has a mind to. In
her labors of love, she benefits the world and her
self into the bargain; and, is an avowed enemy
of snuff and tobacco.
Brother George Mundy, the hatless Prophet is,
like Sister Dix, very much given to philanthrophy
and an advocate of the “ stated preached gospel;”
and at last accounts was lying very drunk on the
New-Orleans Levee.
Brother Mundy undertakes to reform the world
by example, and to that end gets blue on gin and
molasses, and rolls in the gutter, that the whole
human family may have before them living proofs
of the horrors of the vice of intemperance.
Mr. Murdoch, “the great American Actor,”
took a benefit at the Walnut street Theatre, Phi
ladelphia, last Thursday evening, and went south,
“to purify and regenerate the drama.” He pro
bably took with him the sett of Shakspere and the
sword that were “ very unexpectedly” presented
to him, by his friends and admirers. It is hoped
that, he will “purify and enlighten ” all ’long the
Miss Delcy, accompanied by her father and
mother, have sailed for England. This young
lady signally failed in this country, and gone
home deeply and sadly chagrined and mortified.
That she possesses talent, no one, I believe, will
deny ; and under other auspices than those that
surrounded her, might have succeeded. It is
not likely that she will ever return to the United
Mr. George Vandenhoof is lecturing in Boston.
He is a man of decided talent, possesses a supe
rior education, and excels as an elocutionist. He
is a good actor, and but for one fault, would be
successful. It consists in his playing eternally to
the audience. If he could correct this evil, and
keep himself out of the boxes, he would become
very popular. He made an excellent first im
pression, which he might have kept up. But he
was impolitic in some things ; possessed rather
too much independence for the benefit of the
actor, and carried about him a kind of “d—n
your eyes” aspect, that soon caused him to fall
into disfavor. There was a tide in his affairs,
that would have led him on to fortune, but he ne
glected it.
Yours, very respectfully,
Of Great Jones’ Street.
“Susan Hopley,” a drama replete with incident
of a most exciting character, was produced at
the Chatham Theatre, last week, and run every
night, to large audiences. Miss Craufurd, the
lady whose debut at this establishment was so
successful, is playing a second engagement, and
appears already to have become a favorite of the
frequenters of the Chatham. She is a lady of
agreeable person and fine talents.
“ The Wizard, of the Wave" has caused a ple
thora of cash in the treasury of the Bowery Thea
tre. It has been performed every night of the week
to houses full to overflowing, and will from pre
sent appearances, have a run equal to “ Putnam.”
The piece, as we remarked last week, abounds
with scenes of the highest dramatic interest, and
full justice is done to them in the admirable ma
chinery of the stage. We have rarely seen a
play whose senic and mechanical appointments
were so perfect.
The Park was not open for dramatic perfor
mances during the week On Monday, the Fire
man’s Ball took place ; on Wednesday evening
Signor Orsini, who was announced as a master of
magic, second only to the devil himself, had pos
session of the stage, and sadly disappointed four
or five hundred persons, who had been tempted
by newspaper puffs to part with their half dollars.
Nearly all of Orsini’s tricks failed; indeed the
only trick that amused the audience, was the
trick which the regularly engaged translator play
ed in failing to keep his engagement, whereby it
became necessary to engage a French Yankee,
whose interpretations given with a nasal twang
peculiar to Connecticut, absolutely convulsed
every one who listened with laughter. The
management found it convenient to put Orsini
on the sick list, and the house was closed for the
balance of the week.
To-morrow night we are to have Augusta, and
as second danseuse, Miss Ince of Philadelphia,
who,we are told,has a pretty face, and well formed
legs, the latter of which she manages with grace
and precision. Mr. Vandenhoof will play the off
Richard No. 3 was brought out at the Olympic
on Monday, and petformed every night of the
week to crowded houses. The travestie is a very
funny affair, and quite of the Olympian (modern)
The Menagerie of Van AmburghAc Co , in the
Bowery attracts as it deserves to, large numbers
of visiters. The collection of animals is the
largest and best in the country, and in the ar
rangement of the exhibition rooms, the com ort
of the visitor has been carefully studied. Parents
and teachers should visit the menagerie with their
children and pupils.
Burton was announced to appear at the Arch
street Theatre, Philadelphia, last night. His un
announced exit was followed hard upon by an
announced entrance. Mrs. Lewis is doing the
“French Spy” at the Arch street.
Wallack, formerly of the Bowery, is playing
Cains Marcius Coriolanus, and those sort of
things, at the Walnut.
A. A. Adams is playing at the Front street
Theatre, Baltimore. The Seguin’s and Ander
son are underlined on the Dills of that establish
ment. Herr Alexander is playing his old tricks
on the Baltimoreans.
The only amusement at Washington is that
which the members of Congress afford to the
knowing ones, who split their sides with laugh
ing at the trick by which members pocket eight
dollars a day for doing nothing. Dr. Hollick is
lecturing on physiology and the philosophy of re
production (an interesting subject) at the Capital.
Jamison is still performing at Richmond,where
he is a favorite. Blitz is also giving entertain
ments there.
Templeton is concertizing at Charleston,where
it is to be hoped the exposure of his meanness
will overtake him. Mrs. Mowatt and Crisp closed
their engagement at Charleston on the 24th ult.
They have thus far done very well.
The Placides are playing the two Dromios,
and Grandfather Whitehead at the St. Charles
Theatre, New Orleans. At the American Thea
tre and Circus, Josephine Clifton as Claude Mel
notte, and Mr. Gardiner, “the great double so
merset thrower” are drawing crowded houses.
The Seguins have concluded their engagement
at Borton.
The Misses Cushman in Romeo and Juliet.
—An English journal remarksonthe performance
of our talented countrywomen in “ Romeo and
Juliet,” at the Haymarket theatre, thus: “the Ro
meo of Miss Cushman is far superior to any Ro
meo that has been seen for years. The distinc
tion is not one of degree, it is one of kind. Fora
long time Romeo has been a convention. Miss
Cushman’s Romeo is a creative, a living, breath
ing, animated, ardent, human being. The me
mory of play-goers will call up Romeo as a col
lection of speeches delivered with more or less
eloquence, nit as an individual. Miss Cushman
has given the vivifying spark whereby the frag
ments are knit together, and become organized
entirely. She disclosed that ardent passionate
disposition, that waited for the opportunity to
break forth with irresistible violence, so that the
first scenes contained the whole possibility of
the tradegy. They prepared the way for those
passionate breathings of love that rendered the
interviews with Juliet so remarkable. The short
gallant speeches at the ball, were delivered with
the eagerest spirit of earnestness, as though not
a word should fall without kindling a feeling in
the heart of the fair hearer. The garden scene
was an inspiration, an impetuous outpouring of
devotion, here and there delicately tempered by
the opposite qualitj’ of a shrinking reverence. It
was no fine speech-maker, no stage lover, no vic
tim to maudlin sentiment, but an impetuous
youth, whose soul was absorbed in one strong
enaction, and whose lips must speak the inspira
tion of his heart. The indignation with which
Romeo rushed on Tybalt, after the death of Mei
cutio, was anotherexpression of that same quick,
sensitive temperament. The grief in Friar Law
rence’s cell, when Romeo sets forth the sorrows
ofhis banishment in tones of an ever-increasing
anguish, till at last it reached its culminating
point, and be dashed himself on the ground with
real despair, took the house by stoim All the
manifestations of Romeo's disposition were gi
ven with equal truth, and the one soul was recog
nizable through them all. To drop to more ma
terial considerations, Miss Cushman looks Ro
meo exceedingly well. Her deportment is frank
and easy, she walks the stage with the air of
command—her eye beams with animation. In a
word, Romeo is one of her grand successes.
Miss Susan Cushman, the new Juliet, is a most
interesting young lady. Her figure is very beau
tifu', her face handsome and strongly marked,
and fully capable of every variety of tragic ex
pression. That fire and intensity by which her
sister is animated, and which gives such astrong
reality to her impersonations she has not acquired®
—but there is an intelligence in all that she does,®
an earnest striving after perfection of detail. 411 a j
are promising in the highest degree. At
conclusion, the sisters '."ere called before the c
tain, with honest, unfeigned enthusiasm, by
crowded audience. ♦
Great Bowling.—At the Tremont BowIISL
Saloon, No. 64 East Broadway and 71
street, on the evening of the 24th ult., two busk
ness men, who do not “ sleep on the alley®
scored, the one, two hundred and twenty-eigm
pins in ten rolls, the other two hundred and
two I Beat this who can. J
S - COMSTOCK & C0.,at21 CORTLANDT sire,
have made arrangements to increase their labratory by,
the addition of tlye manufactory of all kinds of soap,
perfumery, &c., and work the whole by steam power
by which a great saving is effected in labor and
al. Mr. Johnson, late Johnson & Co., conducts
mical experiments in the soap and perfumery
ment, and manufactures his cclebrnted Walnut
itary Soap for Shaving.
having entire control over fire, frost, chilblains, err®
tions on the skin, inflammatory and scrofula
rheumatisms, corns, sore eyes, ear ache, and all loc&
pains, cannot be had genuine at any place in ih’s de
but at 21 Cortlandt street.
ther to suffer from the Piles than pay 12
Hay’s Liniment and the Balm of China, | from
landtstreet, and have a perfect cure warranted
READ THIS, all people unfortunately
remedy lies only in McNair’s Accoustic Oil,
land street, and thisartlicle cures. Annoy
no longer, but be at once relieved of the
A PREMIUM of fifty dollars is offer
ter article of Shaving Soap than Johnson’s
Military Shaving Soap, sold at 21
where all the fashionable Perfumery, fancy
mon Soaps, are manufactured by Mr. Johnson,
son &. Co., on a new and improved method,
power, saving an immense deal of labor and
wasted by the old manner of manufacting; heiicelWß
these articlescan be sold at 21 Courtlandt street, atw
living profit, and at less prices than at any other
in this city.
for consumption, for sale at 21 Courtlandt street. Th(
concentrated form of this medicinal plant, renders it ai
object of the utmost importance to all afflicted with af.
fections of the lungs, night sweats, pain and soreness (®|
the chest.
lives have been saved and a world of pain
may be found at 21 Cortlandt street. *
may find a certain cure in the Indian Vegetable Elixe®
and Nerve and Bone Liniment, sold at 21 Courtland®
street. *
AT THE TOILET, should never omit
the Balm of Columbia, from 21 Courtland st. It pre
vents all dandruff and falling out of the hair, giving
great health and brilliancy.
21 Courtlandt street, is warranted in all eases to effect J
a cu»e. *
Mount Holly, Burlington County, N. J., ?
January, 12, 1846.
Messrs. Comstock & Co.—About two
my wife had a troublesome cough, for
under medical care for several months wi'jJJl
until I procured a|bottle of Bartholomew’s PinkExpe®.
torant Syrup, which had the happy effect to cure.
now wish you to send me two bottles more of the sains
article for another member of my family, who has ti®
same complaint on the lungs, and oblige, Bk
J 25 4t Stafford Gates,
Julia Wright—Canto IX.
The other was a sludent of the law.
Handsome and eloquent, named Blackstone
A scholar, he (unlike the man of war) *
Was emulous of Fame, but not of Glory '
Mild, meek, in character without a “ flaw,” —
Was our love smitten hero ; but before he "
A declaration made ofhis “ attachment;”
The Cornet’s egg of love was near its hatchment
[To be continued.] -
Poor Julia seems to be “on the horns of a diwß|
ma but we should not be surprised if the lawyer
suited the soldier! In the meanwhile it must
forgotten that Gouraud’s Italian Medicated Sc|fl
the richest thing on earth for purifying the skin
Tan, Pimples, Freckles, sallowness, redness,
&c. Gouraud’s Poudres Subtiles
tirpate all hair to which they may be applied.
raud’s Grecian Hair Dye changes the color of
light or grey hair to a magnificent brown or black, as
may be desired. The most inveterate cases of deafness
can certainly be cured, through the agency of GouraudV
Acoustic Drops.
particular notice that Dr. Felix Gouraud’.
renowned preparations can only be obtained genuine a
his Depot, at 67 Walker street, first store FROl*
Dailey’s Original and only Genuin
Magical Pain Extractor.- The Wonder an
blessing of the This medicine has more
and influence over disease than any other yet knownT"
No humane physician or parent should be without it a*
moment. The pains of the worst burns stopped instant
ly, and healed without scar. It is also a sovereign*
remedy for the following diseases : ° Y
Piles, both blind and bleeding ; Bronchitis,
Rheumatism, inflamatory and chronic ; Sore
Salt Rheum. Spinel Weakness, Fever Sores, V^ r ou«J®
Swellings, Broken Breasts, Sore Nipples, Strains,
Constipation aud inflammation of the Bowels.,
Barber’s Itch, Ague in the Face, Sore Throat,
Tic Doloroux, Chapped Hands,
And in fact anything that is sore and painful.
Only Depot for the United States, No. 128 Fulton#
street, Sun Building, New York, where all orders must}
be addressed, post paid, to H. DALLEY, care of Anson*
Frost. 3 m
LERY, 18J Bioadway, New York—Pictures taken at
the establishment are not excelled in this country—so
say his numerous patrons. The public are respectfully'
invited to call and judge for themselves. 3m.
gO“ WE ADVISE ALL who would like a corre®|
likeness sealed up in a durable and proper manner
tore dollar, including the best style of case, to call at T<W
cy’sDaguerrian Rooms, 235 Broadway. nl3 3m
Allen Dodwortli continues hisprivate Dane®
ing School at his residence, 448 Broome street, everyy
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday,
P. M., for ladies, and seven for gentlemen. For terußj*
etc., apply as above. j 11
STREET.—The undersigned most respectfully
the Banking Institutions, Insurance Companies,
chants, and citizens generally, in the city of New
and other citizens throughout the United Statc-H
they have established tin Independent Police Office,
No. 48 Centre street, for the purpose of transacting bothy
Criminal and Civil business. They keep a book at their f
office, where citizens who have sustained losses either
by rohberv, forrery, false pretence, or in any other man
ner, may record the same, and have the services nf ex-’
perienced persons to assist them to recover their proper-, *
ty : and if the citizens do not receive a benefit from their
services they shall be al no expense. They have thifll
far been-very suocessful, and intend to continue to dis-i
charge their duties faithfully and honorably to those*
who favor them with their business. They will also
collect debts, and travel to any part of the United Sta ks
if equired. All communications addressed to either of#
the following persons will be punctually attended to, A
New York, August 13, 1845.
g3"* Hill’s Infallible Ongeunt — For eradJH
eating Pityryriasis, Dandruff all Exfoliations of the
tide or Scalp, stay Alopecy or failing off of the Hair,®
restore it to the bald part?—will positively prevent®
gray hairs, and as a simple toilet preparation for keep®
ing the hair moist, soft, flexible aud inclined to cwljisW
superior to any thing now in use. Indeed, after seven
years’ searching test, it is universally admitted to
the long sought for indispensable appendage to®K
toilet, it is warranted in all cases, if properly
What more should be s’-iid in its favor than to add,
those who try it ever after continue its use. ' Bw
Principal office, No. 13 N assau street. Agencies—
Jarvis, 635 Broadway; Mr. Evrards, 175 Grand
Mr. T. Sewell, 478 Grand st; Mrs. M. Sloan, 534
st: Wm 11 Carej &, Co, 185 Pearl :,t; J
73 Water street; Win ,A Crocker, 91 Maiden
New York. A Spooner &C% 57 Fulton st; Mrs
dan’s Fancy Store, 59 Atlantic st, Brooklyn, L.
Banzett’s Confectionary, in Ist, between Grand anlH
South First sts, Williamsburgh. D. A. Herrick, 8 DeleW
van House, Albany, N Y. Messrs Mortimer & Mow-®
bry, corner df Market and Charles sts, Baltimore, Md.r
Jos. E. Trippe, 293 Broad cor. of Market st, Newark.;
Aaron King, Belleville, N. J, N A Crary, 140
mack st, Lowell, Mass. d7 3m
£3“ The Subscriber returns his thanks to his
friends and the public for the very liberal patronage
extended to him since the opening of his store in New
York. Premising that in perfumery the maxim should
prevail, “either the best or none,” he earnestly solicits
one moment s attention to the following very intellible
proofs that he is capable of offering the very best, whe
ther the competion be foreign or American. Ist. He
possessed unequalled advantages in Paris, in having
Leen for many years Director of the Laboratory of Tan
gier Pere et Fils, for half a century the first house in this
line in Europe. 2d. Since the exhibition, some years
past, ofhis Perfumery, it has, without a single exception
obtained, in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, the
first premium over all competitors, and at the exhi
bition in Now York, he was honored with the Gold Me
dal, never before awarded to Peifumery. 3d. His Per
fumery has banished the imported whenever it has come
fairly into competion. This is emphatically the case
with his Shaving Cream. Why should it not be so 7
His Perfumery is, in fact, the foreign, both in its quali
ty and mode of fabrication, with the addition of an excel
lence which the foreign never can possess, namely
freshness and advantage in many of these articles of the .
greatest importance, owing to their perishable nature. <
4th. His prices are from 30 to 50 percent lower. In fine, b
the subscriber, educated in the best foreign schools, im
ported with him the science and skill ofhis native city, .
offers the products of his labratory, equal to the best im- t
ported, and superior to them from the advantage of re» .
cent preparation, at much lower prices. He, therefo?®,
flatters himself that his preparations must of neipessity '
supercede the imported, except with those who are so
unreasonable as to prefer articles merely because they
are foreign, and have been subjected to the influences •
of a sea voyage. To conclude, the subscriber always 4
keeps on hand a perfect assortment of the best foreign 1
perfumery, and offers at his store an opportunity of
paring the two, and of purchasing according to the judg- ’
ment or preference of the individual. >
The subscriber most respectfully solicits a call frdin »
those who wish to purchase that which is genuine,
he assures the public that nothing shall ever quit his esr'Bl
tablishment without being represented to the purchaser.
He particularly invites the attention of wholesale and t
retail dealers to his very complete assortment, which
offers so them at prices from 30 to 50 per cent cheanj|H
than’they buy elswhere.
Manufacturer and Importer of Perfumery,
febl tf Toilet Soaps, &c.
[Lafarge Buildings, corner of Reade street
and no extra charge. *
go" MR. OLIVER B. GOLDSMITH respectfully in
form the citizens of New York and Brooklyn that his
rooms are now open, during the day and evening, for
pupils and visiters. Mr. G’s specimens of
from the American Institute, and he guarantees to all in t
free and elegant style of writing, that the pupil'cannot £
possibly ever lose in their further practice.
For sale at the Academy,
Ladies’ Class meets daily at 11 o’clock. Gentlemen’s
during the day and evening. See circular. d!43mis 1

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