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THE NEW ERA.
What is it hut a Map of busy Life?—Coieper. NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH wr.n.N i:si)ay.o(Tohi'K ir>. is ir*. OUR FLAG! FREE TRADE—LOW DUTIES NO DEBT—SE PARATION FROM HANKS ECONOMY-RE TRENUII MENT AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION. _ THE NEW STEAMER ALICE. This new, neat and commodious steamer recent ly purchaser! in New York hy the James Rivrrj Steam Huai Company, under the command of] Capt. Davis, arrived here yesterday afternoon, making the passage in twenty tour hours, h rum the Captain we learn the following particulars: The Alice is hut three months old—til the length of 170 feet on deck—and is designed as one of the daily boats between this and the City ol Rich mond. Her speed is about the same as the Curtis Hecks’ and her ac.. ample and elegant j for a passenger boat. We understand she leaves this morning at eight o’clock, lor Richmond.— j Bearon. [We arc gratified that the company who first! brought on the Curtis Heck, to break down an oppressive monopoly, have been so fur encouraged i as to warrant them in putting on the James River another splendid boat, to run in conjunction, on i alternate days, with our first favorite. The pub- j lie will bo faithfully served at moderate charges, while, under the gentlemanly control of Admiral i Davis, they lack nothing in the way of comfort i and enjoyment that can he looked lor.—JYeic ! Em.] HOW TO EDIT A PAPER. Wo extract the following admirable hint from the Richmond Star. We would commend it 1 to particular consideration of all those, who are habitually finding fault with Editors of newspa pers, lor failing to gratify their taste in every re spect : “ Folks who don’t like the way papers are ed ited, should ask leave to put in a specimen of the right sort. Any Editor will give such persons a chance at any time. Every man who thinks it easy to edit a paper exactly right, and to mover : sal acceptance, ought to try it. May he he would j succeed ; and if so, lie would be better entitled ! to a reward, than the discoverer of a perpetual j motion.” MRS. ANNE ROY ALL. The Baltimore Sun says of tins very well known editress, who without education, but uii indomitable energy, has made herself felt and known in Washington, and throughout this coun try, by her pen. as author and editor, “ we regret to learn that Mrs. Anne Royal), the proprietress and editress of ** The Huntress,” a local weekly newspaper published in Washington city, is lying dangerously ill, and but little hopes are entertain ed of her recovery. It is also with sincere regret; that we learn from the tenor of an article in the last number of the “ Huntress,” that her industry and perseverance as an editress and publisher, have nut been sufficiently rewarded to have ena bled her to lay up a fund w hilst in health to se cure the possession of those comforts required in sickness—a requisite, however, which her nume rous friends in the city of Washington will feel it a pleasure to extend to the lonely and suffering widow.” DESPATCHES FOR MEXICO. 'I’lie U. S. steamship Princeton sailed from Pensacola on the 1st instant, for Vera Cruz. Despatches came by mail in ten days from Wash ington, Texas, accompanied by an order to pro ceed with them without an “ hour’s delay.” They were received at sunset, and at sunrise the steamship was under way. It appears she has thus long been detained for this purpose, by a special order from the Navy Department; and it was also supposed site would carry out a special j messenger. There is a rumor afloat that these j despatches contain a conciliatory overture to Mex- j ico with regard t;- Texas. C C)NNECTICUT ELECTION. Of the tow'n elections on Monday last, ns far as heard from tin* Democrats have carried 33, and the Federalist 27—Democratic net gain 4. The New Haven Herald says this affords the most' favorable indications of Democratic success at the next State election. The amendment to the Con stitution abolishing the proper qualification for voleis, has undoubtly succeeded. LATEST FROM THE MORMON COUN | TRY. Gov. Ford, of Illinois, has issued a third procla n,ation, warning all persons from fowa or Missou ri from coming into Illinois to take part in the civil war between the Mormons and anti-Mor mons. 1 In says that if taken in any act of war or mischief, they will be chastised in a most sum mary manner and if they escape beyond the limits of the State, they will be demanded to he sur rendered to the authorities of Hancock county, that they may be tried for their crimes and pun ished according to law. Some of the citizens of Clark county, Missouri, have held a meeting since the proclamation, at which they resolved, “That although. Gov. Ford, of Illinois, has thought proper to address a proclamation to the citizens of Missouri and Iowa, warning us to lake no part in the quarrel pending in Hancock coun- I ty, we shall, nevertheless, act as free men, pos j seasing hearts that can sympathize with their fellow" men when wronged, and hands that can; assist them when called on in maintaining their rights.” attorneys in china. No attorneys arc allowed by law in China, hut j some assuming that character, act in that capaci- t ty contrary to the imperial mandate. 'They are thus curiously described by a literary Chinese: “ Villainous anil perverse vagabonds, rrlw are j fond of making a stir, and who, either by fruu- j dulenl or crafty schemes, excite discord, or by , disorderly and illegal proceedings, intimidate and impose upon people ” j THE OPERATIVES BOARD IN i.ow ell. The Lowell Vox Populi thus sets the matter right in regard to the Boarding Houses in Lowell. As we expected the Monopolists have the control of the Board, in that town, ami if the price of j Board is raised it must be at the expense of the Ojierntives. If the Agents said the jieople must live on a dollar a week, a dollar it most be, or they would be turned out of employment. Our ne groes are far belter than these/iee slaves. “ There are boarding houses enough for ihe ac commodation of every operative, attached to every mill m Lowell. These houses are let to such as wish to enter this kind of business, on the express j condition that none but factory hoarders shall he admitted into them. On the other hand it is un derstood that each tenement is to tie supplied front the mills with its full (junta of hoarders. The price ol hoard in these houses is. and always has ; been, regulated solely by the agents of the oorpo- i rations. This fact is known to every man of com- j inou intelligence in the city. No one dare deny it. 18<11, during a ‘Corporation Panic,’ the price of board was cut down by the agents from I $1.37 I 2 to $ 1.25 |>er week,where it now stands. As to operatives hoarding out of corporation houses ! it is a matter entirely dependent on the pleasure ! of the agent. It the houses of the corporation are supplied, and an operative can find a house near enough, perhajis no objections would be raised ; but it more boarders are wanted at any of the cor jMiration houses, an immediate discharge is the consequence of a refusal to conijily with the de- ! maud for a change from the houses jireforred to those of the corjxirations. Mr. fireeley is too tar from L iwell to know [irecisely how *• very slick ” our corporations do op the business. It is but “a word and a blow” ! with them, and the operative frequently feels the j blow long before the word is spoken. “\\ e hope that for the future, Mr. Creeley will | not Venturi upon facts touching our corporations : without knowing precisely njxin what ground he l stands. Misrepresentations are bad enough in i any case, hut when they operate solely, and with I such immeasurable injury on those who are not only nj)jiressed icitli labor, but at present posi tively flinled in their “ basket and in their store,” misrepresentation becomes almost insuf ferable.” AN EXPLOSION. We learn by the Hartford Courant. that about 12 o’clock, on Tuesday night, the inhabitants in the southern part of the city, were aroused from their slumbers by a noise which many of them have likened to the report of a twenty four poun- i der. It proved to be the explosion of the boiler connected with the Machine Shop and Screw j Manufactory ot F. Curtiss &, Co., on the north i side of Elm street, near the Little River. It was in a small frame building bet wen the Factory and ! the Paper-hanging establishment of Messrs. Spen- j cer & Co. The boiler was thrown into the air a great distance and came down on the dam in the ] Ri ver (about eight rods from its starting place) with such force as to make a hole in it and let the water out. The Factory was not injured, neither was any one hurt, although there were three or four men at work on the first floor, and and about a dozen girls in the second story. As may he supposed, they were nil a good deal alarmed. We learn that a hoy who tended the boiler had left it about two minutes before the ex plosion—a narrow escape. Many windows were broken in the neighborhood, and a portion of the 'I bricks which were around the boiler were thrown across the street with great force, prostrating the feneaofMr. Daniels and doing some damage to his dwelling. A large breach was made in the Paper hang- j ing Factory, and several rolls of paper inside were set on fire, hut the flames were extinguished with the aid of buckets. TRUE WHIGGERY. The Boston Eagle thus exposes the true whig principles. Here we have the declaration of whig papers that they go for JVativism, as whsgs. but denounce the party, which as Natives honest ly “ float their banner in the breeze.” vv iiir.s and Natives.— Repudiation.—“The Whigs endorse the principle of Native American* j ism to a man—they concur in every thing except ■ its headlong impetuosity and its separaio^organi zstion.—Springfield Rost. For a refutation of this, see the Boston Allas, the Daily Journal, and the New York Tribune,__ Eagle. It will trouble the Eagle, says the Journal, to find any thing in our paper to refute the statement of the Post. The principle of Native Ameri canism we have always advocated ; the parly wo have always opposed.— 'I'imcs. 'The principle of Native Americanism is to “ make all minor party (piestions yield to the great end ’ ’ of purifying our elective franchise; to make party yield to country ; and not, as is the case with the Journal to cling to the old IThig party, while they are notoriously neglecting their duty to American institutions. The idea that the Whig parly in Massachusetts, as the Journal seems to think, is well nigh exploded. AN OBLIGING LANDLORD. A correspondent for a Boston paper, who lately visited New York, gives a good description of the Astor House and its gentlemanly proprietors, in the course of which we find the following char acteristic paragraph : “ I recollect that some years ago, Stetson told me that his first lesson in hotel-keeping was given hy a veteran, who said that ho should never re fuse a customer anything he wanted, however extravagant it might lie; if fie wanted gold dost pudding, with silver plums, or bank bili sauce, to provide it for him, but to make him pay Dr all such luxuries a proportionate and a reasonable price. His success at the Astor House proves that the advice was not lost. Jt/noE H ooubi'ry.—■ | hose who were pres ent at Lxeter, N. H., during ihe late session of the U. «S. Circuit Court, speak in the highest j terms of Judge Woodbury, as a presiding Judge. , His charge at the opening of the Court, defining the duties and legal prerogatives of the Grand Jury, is spoken of as one of the most lucid, able and complete expositions of Constitutional law, that ever emanated from the U. S. Bench._ Doilon Timet. 5CT* Tlie newspapers, by this morning’s mail, are entirely devoid of interest From the Washington (Texas) Register. LETTER FROM MR. CALHOUN. Fort Hill. Aug. 12, 1845. Dear Sir—I am in the receipt of your letter, conveying a certified copy of a series of Resolu tions of your Convention, unanimously passed, approbatory of the course of the late President and his Administration in reference to tlm an nexation of Texas, and communicated by its di rection. i 1 accept this highly honored approval of the distinguished body over which you presided, of the port I performed towards the consummation of this great measure, with sincere pleasure and gratitude. Taken altogether, it is one of the most memo rable events of our history ; and I am proud to have my name associated with it. One of the most striking circumstances is the unanimity ami enthusiasm with which the people of Texas re turned into nor great and glorious Union, in spite ot every obstacle thrown in the way, and every seduction presented to influence thetr decision. It speaks a volume in favor of their intelligence ami patriotism ; and is, at the same time, the highest eulogy ever pronounced in lavor of our free, pop ular institutions ; and will tie so felt throughout the civilized world. The high evidence of the devotion of her sons to the land of their birth, and its institutions, gives assurance that she will shine as one of the brightest stars in her brilliant constellation. I avail myself of the occasion to tender to you my congratulations at the honor conferred on you tty the Convention, in selecting you to preside over its deliberations. It is, indeed, a striking, and, to me, a gratifying coincidence, that an old acquaintance and a native of the District I reside in, should he called mi to preside lit the Conven tion which, on the part of Texas, consummated this great measure, in reference to which, w bar. been my fortune to take not an mi distinguished part; and that another old acquaintance, ami law student of mine, and a native of the same District with mysell, should ho the chairman and organ of the committee by whom it was consummated. Wttlt great respect, yours truly. J. C. CALHOUN. Gen. Trios. J. Rusk, President of the Convention. r rom the W asiangton Constitution. LETTER OF HON. GEORGE McDUFFIE. We give to day the able letter of Mr. McDuf fie, in reply to one addressed to him upon the eon mo and policy of the present Administration. It gives os the si nearest pleasure to publish it. because we so folly concur in that liberal, jnst, and friendly spirit which it displays (awards Mr. Polk’s Adininisiration. Why the President should be prejudged and distrusted in any quarter, is most strange. He was nominated, supported, elected, and sworn into office, n it only for his ability, but for his tried fidelity to the principles and measures common to the Democratic party. He received the united suffrages of the whole party with the Baltimore resolutions before him, and with the lull knowledge that he was elected to carry them out, not only in a mere technical interpretation of the principles which they em bodied, but in the f.itr and equitable spirit which looked to the adjustment of the Tariff upon the true principles of justice and the Constitution.— Every consideration, then, of patriotism—and, we may add, of gratitude, to say nothing of honor and consistency, would give the assurance that these just expectations of the public will be folly met. Nay, we repeat now, what we have so of ten saiil before, that so far as it depends upon him. the President will faithfully adhere to the principles which brought him into power. We have assurances upon this point,so strong and so au thentic as to admit id'no doubt, and which should allay all distrust. \\ e may, then, surely repose a confidence, where there is so much to insure its proper fulfilment, and so little to render that ful filment questionable. The charity of the law ad judges no man guilty without evidence, the chari ly of political confidence cannot justly condemn by anticipation. From the Georgia Constitutionalist. G EO RG! A ELECTION. The elect ions, so far as returns have been re ceived. indicate a gain to Gov. Crawford, com par ed to the vote of November last, of 1,414 votes. If the returns continue at this ratio. Gov. Craw lord is either elected, or can only be beaten bv a lean majority. This result does not augur a decline to the de mocratic cause. But Gov. Crawford is more popular than the principles of his party, as is evinced by the fact that he lias run ahead of his party-ticket every where. This is a high compliment to him as a man and to the manner in which lie has administered the affairs of the State, in the general estimation. While, therefore, we are gratified to perceive that democratic principles are still in the ascen dant, we certainly are nut among those who feel deep chagrin at a triumph to Gov. Crawford which is purely personal. Mr. McAllister, may be defeated, but his prin pies certainly are not. We have done all we honorably could for him. But he has not con centrated upon himself the vote of his party. ||e i has. however received as large a vole m ;,|| | probability could have been received by mi op|*> | nent of Gov. Crawford. Another day will, j*-r j Imps, enable us to know positively the result. From the New York Tribune. JOHANNES RONGE ARRESTED AND TRIED. On the 8th of September, about 7 oYI -'-k in the morning, Ronge was about leaving Breslau (the capital of Silesia} fur Bring, where be wa* ■ to hold a service lor the first time—-whtcfi ncca sion was looked up to with great anxiety by a great many people—when he was suddenly and unexpectedly arrested, and brought before the I President of the Police. From the particulars of the event as given iri some German paper, it ap pears that Ronge was slopped according to an or ! der from the highest authorities. The officer of j the Police first stated to Ronge that be was at i liberty to hold service only in his community, but that he had to obtain special permission for so do ing elsewhere. ] hen the question was asked of him, whether he had chosen of his own accord a public place for service in Halberatadt while a chufeh had been offered him for the purpose? and whether he had concluded his sermon with the words, * Rome must fall ’7 Rouge replied, with regard to the former question, that he chose the public place with the consent of the authori ties, as the church was found too small for the number of attendants; and in reference to the lat ter question, he returned that bo hod used those words, which, however, could bo understood pro perly only in connection with his sermon ; that he bad previously spoken of lb® superstition prevail ing in Rome, and which was based upon ignorance; that superstition could no more exist; that in this sense of the expression, Rome, the protectress of superstition, could not avoid falling_Transla ted from the Schnellpost. VERY IMPORTANT FROM THE RIVER AMAZON—OPENING OF A PASSAGE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC. Wo hare received the Grenada Chronicle ol the 6th tilt., which contains intelligence of the highest interest to the whole world. It appears that, while efforts are making in Europe to cut a canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific, through the Isthmus Panama, or to con struct a railroad across the country tu Tchuantepea at an enormous expense, the Americans have achieved the great work in the most simple way, and at comparatively little or no cost. They have discovered the Amazon to be navi gable, for steamers, from its inontb, on tbe Atlan tic. to Lima, in Peru, and within eight miles of C'tllao. one of the principal ports on the Pacific. JYeto York JILiraini' JYews. The expedition was made in Sept., 1844, by Capi. John S. Klause, of Philadelphia, up the river Marannon, a. far as the port of “ Banos,” in the Republic of the Ecuador. Captain Klause says he was truly amazed at the quantity of min erals, dyewnods of various sorts, and other valua ble woods, coffee, cocoa, white and common of ex cellent quantity ; cotton, very fine and long, like wool ; spices, balsam, raisins, wax and other rich productions, which he met with in great abun dance everywhere, during his travels.—Enquirer. THE MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH. Wo understand the patentees of the Magnetic Telegraph, says the Advertiser, are making ar rangements fur the immediate establishment of a line to telegraph from this city to New York, by way of Worcester and Springfield. The line is already in operation, as the public are informed, between Washington and Baltimore—The Tele graph office in Washington being situated near the General and City Post Offices, where they are in constant attendance, for the transmission and reception of intelligence between the two cities, to the order of applicants at each end of the line. It has been stated that the work of estab lishing the line of communication from Baltimore to Philadelphia is now in progress. We learn from the New York Evening Post, that the line will be completed between that city and Phila delphia by the 1 Oth of November. The wires extend from New York up the island to Fort Washington, where they cross the Hudson River under the water, being sunk to the bed of the river. They pass through the State of New Jer sey and cross the Delaware River to New Hope, where they pass down the Western Branch of the river to Philadelph.a. It is stated that the line will be complete from New York to Wash ington by the 1st of December next, and it is the expectation of the patentees to complete it to this city very shortly alter that period.—Butt on I'inies. The Jersey City Outrage.—The lunatic buy noticed in onr paper of Friday as in prison at Bergen N.J., and left for days uncared for, is dead ! A coroner’s Jury on Saturday night in vestigated the case and rendered a verdict that •• the boy Oscar’s death was caused by sickness and fits, occasioned by the neglect of the proper authorities”—which authorities, we are informed, are the Mayor and Alderman of Jersey City.— The case is a most painful one, and will demand farther investigation. We do not think the au thorities of Jersey City can ha ve wilfully neglect ed this forlorn human being, but somebody is evi dently in fault, and the public will insist on knowing who that somebody is. The ninth article of the Constitution of France is as folioW8: — “ Every individual born in France from a foreigner, can, in the year which follows the epoch of his majority, claim the rpialilv of a Frenchman, provided, that in the case of Ins resi dence in France, he declares that his inteniion is to fix his residence there; and that in case of his residing in a foreign country, he should make his submission to fix his residence in France, and that he should establish it there in the course of the year, counting from his act of submission.” The government of France is as liberal to for eigners as that of any country in Europe, Eng land excepted, and mare liberal in point of citi zenship, than even England. It is the policy of France to preserve the blood, therefore a ehild horn out of France of French parents, becomes a citizen, on application to the government officers, but the child of foreigners can never become citi zens of France, unless born on the soil.— Boston Fabric. “ WHERE SMALL I GO.” Tim Whigs, since their overwhelming defeat in Maryland, may appropriately propound themselves this query of the “ God like Daniel,” only anhsti titling the plural, “ Where shall we go?” for it would really seem that they are about lieing rob bed of all foot bold in the Union. Perhaps Canada would not be an inappropriate home for the Nor thern wing of the party, as the climate is said to lie favorable to tlm existence of the Coon ; and besides, that famous region. Silt River, has long since been filled up with the Southern portion of | this great Whig party. If the. limits of the Union are not speedily extended, we fear limy will be shut out entirely. Extend the area of freedom ?— ' Lynchburg Republican. QUIET RETORT. The Exeter News Letter tells a good story of a facetious Doctor Thornton of Derry, who un dertook to quiz a neighbor of his, an old Scotch grave atone maker. The doctor one day in pass ing the residence of the sculplor, who was busily at work, drew up and accosted him as follows : | " Mr. W-, don’t you believe it to lie your duty as a rational man Snd a Christian to pray for your daily bread V ‘Ay,’quoth old Mortality, I i anre thought it to be my duty, hut I tlinna noo min’ muokle about it,’ *| suppose then,’ said the doctor, ‘that yoo pray that people may die, that you may enjoy the profits in furnishing their grave stones ?’ ‘Na, faith.’ replies the old man, ‘there’s no need of that while one Matthew Thorn tun continues to practize physic; he kills off folks faster than I can make siunes for them!’ Mr. Clay’s famous shout of exultation in 1841 over the condemned and haltered felon9, (the Democratic incumbents of office,) of whom if onp should be spared, he would stand as a monument of llm clemency of the Whgs—the Express would now pass off as a joke—-oh, all a joke J_JV. Y. JYcws. Certainly, it was a “j..ke” when Mr. Gran ger decapitated some sixteen hundred postmasters at “ one fell swoop;”—it was like the fabh of the boys and the frog*, sport to thttrn but death to the frogs. But if It really was a ••joke,” why. we hope Mr. Polk, will carry on the joke — Halt. Rep. From the Dublin Nation. THE CAUSE. •• What prompts you thus the flashing sword,. In stern delight to wave ? Is it the last, by Heaven abhorred. To conquer and enslave?" “ No! we beneath proud tyrants’ hands The slave’s dark lot have known Too well, to graft on happier land* The sufferings of our own !’ " Is it for gold ye flesh the sword ? The o’er-inhuman vice, That breaks into the heart’s red hoard. Should brings higher price!’ “ Oh, no !—ho oft did tyrants take _ Our blood for golden gains : Not even in vengeance could we make A mint of human veins!’ " yy^y* **,cn» unsheathe the flashing sword? Perchance your folly aims At forcing history to record ' our exploits ami your names !” " ’ na '—,,n* ”nc witlt loftier boast Descends to future times Than they, our tyrants—now the most Accursed for their crimes !’’ '* And dare ye bare the flashing sword, Because ye deem the shrine Your brethren built unto the Lord, An altar scarce divine ?” " Oh, no !—so far the bigots’ brands Have burned into our souls, We feel that none but demon hands Could light its hellish coals ! “ Not for a triumph o’er the right!_ Not for a golden meed 1 — Nor yet for glory do we fight !— Still less to smite a creed !— But that the land oppression binds May he unbound again ; And lor the free and fearless minds Of independent tnen ! “ A./rrrdo/n in the fair intent Of God’s eternal dower, Its first and simplest element I»i man’s progressive power— rIo wrench ti from usurpers’clasp Wc flesh those flashing swords ; And when again it greets our grasp, The glory be the Lord’s !*’ J. D* Jiak. ANECDOTE OF MATTHEWS. Innumerable stories are told of the pranks Mat thews delighted to play under different disguise* and different characters. No doubt there is much exaggeration in these. I was myself sceptical aa to Matthews’s power of concealing his identity from persons to whom he was known. [ happen ed to mention this to Peter Coxr, who assured mo the following instance occurred under his own ob servation. •I was invited.’ quoth Peter. * to dine at the Piazza Coffee-house to meet a select party, a mong whom was Matthews. The room we dined in had two doors. Matthews sat on the right hand of oor entertainer, by whose desire I seated myself next to Matthews. During dinner, the latter mentioned that an acquaintance of his, an obstinate, opinionated old bachelor, whom he had known in the north, was now in town, and that he was exceedingly apprehens:ve this person, who was intolerably rude and overbearing, would find him out, ami force himself on the company. Af ter dinner Matthews made himself exceedingly agreeable, and we were all in the acme of enjoy ment. when the waiter, entering, announced that an elderly gentleman was below, inquiring for Mr. Matthews. V\ tiat s his name?’ asked Matthews in oreat alarm. b He did nt say, sir. He saya he knows you are here, and he must see you. * Tliwnites!’ cried Matthews, starting up: —knew he’d ferret me out.’ ‘ Stay ; what sort of a man is he ?’ said our en tertainer. * Has he a brown great coal on?’ demanded Matthews. : * Yes sir.* j • Green specs V I * Yes sir.’ scratch \vinr ‘ Ysir/ •Sloops a good deal, and speaks in a north country accent ?’ * Exactly, sir ; you’ve—’ | . * Ah I knew it,’ interrupted Matthews, shrug ging up Ilia shoulders, and shooting to the stair’s head. • I tell you I know he’s in the house and I will see him !’ vociferated a voice on the stairs. •Say Bannister’s taken ill—I’m gone to the theatre,’ cried Matthews, rushing in, seizing his hat and hoiting. He had scarcely made his exit atone door, when old Thwaites appeared at the other. Tho latter s ap|>earanoe corresponded in every respect I with the description given by Matthews. ‘ Where’s Mathos?’ demanded he, abruptly, in strong north country accent, ‘ I know he’s here/ < continued he hobbling into the room, and looking sharply around, ‘ and I must see him.’ t * Mr. Matthews was here, sir,’ replied our host, with more politeness than I thought tho occasion called for: ‘but he’s just gone to the theatre, j and—* | * won’t pass with me,’ interrupted Mr. I hwaites. rudely. ' I know he’s in the house; j y«rcan 1 hip. I know liftrfoftftii’t play to-night—I’ve ascertained that. So here,’con tinued he, putting down hie hat and stick, and ; seating hirnself in the chair Matthews had just vacated. • hr re I stay until I’ve seen him.’ We all started at this. You’re qniie welcome to stay, sir, as long as you please,’ said our entertainer, cooly. * But what I tell you is the fact. Mr. Bannister is ta ken suddenly ill, and—’ Mt’sa lie, sir,’interrupted Mr. Thwaites again, j * it’s a lie, sir!’ repeated he, striking the table wnh his clenched fist until the glasses jingled again, * and you all know it,’ concluded he, Jook | ing fiercely around. Of course wo all rose at this. ‘Pray, gentlemen,’ said our entertainer, ‘be ! seated, 1 beg. As sn elderly gentleman—as a ; friend of Mr. Matthews—Mr. Thwaites is privi leged to—pray resume your seats, gentleman.’ We obeyed, though I confess I felt strongly inclined, in spite of his years, to kick the intru der out. ‘So yon know me, do you V proceeded Mr. Thwaites, filling out a bumper—* Mathus men tioned me, did he 7 Pah! what rot gut stuff! what beastly wine ! I wonder you can|drink inch rubbish! Pah!—nothing but sloe juice and ci der. But anything—anything’s good enough for you cockneys,’ added he, with a sneer. * Ha! ha .'—curse me if I think you know good wine, when yon get it!’ Some of ns ventured to dissent from this; but Mr. I hwaites stuck to his assertion, and main tained it with so much rudeness, that it required all the tact of onr retainer to preserve order. No matter what subject was started, Mr. Thwaites was sure to render it the theme for discord; until at length the patience of the company becoming exhausted, we rose en matte, and were on (ha j point of forcibly ejecting the intruder, who pnll j ing off his wtg and spectacles, disclosed the fea tures of Matthews himself!