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THE NEW ERA.
What is it hut A Map of busy Life?—Cowptr. PORTSMOUTH. VA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10,1846. OUR'“FLAG! FREE TRADE—LOW DUTIES NO DEBT—SE PARATION FROM RANKS- ECONOMY—RE TRENCHMENT—AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION. A PUBLIC MEETING Of the citizens of Norfolk is called by the May or for to-morrow evening, to convene at the Town Hall, at 7 o’clock, to consider the present condi tion of the Portsmouth Railroad, and its threat ened extinction, together with the important in terests of the city of Norfolk, involved in the con tinued existance and good condition of this route, Iroru our port to the waters of the Roanoke river. GREAT IS DIANA, OF THE EPHE SIAN’S.” We have just learned, casually, that our arti cle, on the prospects of (Air town, and a notice of that das* of denizens who are taking the place of our retiring business men, created quite a sensa tion among that body who were honorably men tioned, and they expressed great fear that we might loso some subscribers by the “ free expres sion of our thoughts.” As it may be some grati fication to them, we inform them that we have lost the patronage of two drinking establishments, on that account; but we calculate, more than make them up, from those whose eyes are opened to the folly of spending their time and money in taverns. If we should not be able to live here, we have one refuge left, that is, we can starve, as others will most assuredly do, if they patronize some of the establishments which have taken our innocent remarks in such high dudgeon. SECRETARY OF THE NAVY’S REPORT. We have not room positively, for the ponderous but important Reports which have emanated from the Executive Departments, and the Democracy ought to he ashamed to permit the only paper in this section of the State, which advocates their principles, to make such a humiliating excuse, owing, as it is, alone, to their miserable parsimo ny in supporting their press, while the Federal press is liberally patronized ; hut we commence publishing the Secretary of the Navy’s Report, to-day, because of the direct interest felt in this section of country in the Navy. YVe will not ride it with any comments of ourown, at present; but solicit for it a careful perusal; when it is before our readers, we shall, perhaps, give them our views. THE LITERARY MESSENGER. Northington, the Agent, has just laid this ad mirable periodical on our table. YY'e have rapid ly glanced our eye over its pages and find them filled with an unusual quantity of valuable and interesting articles. A severe, hut merited sar casm will be found in the article headed “ Bureau of Naval Construction,” &c., by Holgazan, which we shall transfer to our columns. The fact is, the absurdity of such a palpable violation of the law of 1842, re-organizing the Naval Bu reaus, as is now permitted by the President who has sworn “ to see the laws faithfully executed,” has aroused the whole people of this country, and they demand that the letter and spirit of that law be carried out. CONGRESS. In the Senate, on Monday, nothing of interest transpired. Judge Penny backer took his seat. The election of officers was postponed till Tues day. Irt the House, the Standing Committees were announced by the Chair. The question of the Florida contested election was taken up on the motion of Mr. Hunter, and after a dry and unin teresting discussion, the House adjourned without coming to aoy conclusion. A RUMOR. We see it rumored in the New York Morning News, that Dr. N. M. Miller, the present effici eient Third Assistant Postmaster General, is to be removed, and Gideon YVelles, of Connecticut is to be appointed in his place. YY’e do not be lieve that any such change is conceived by the President, or Postmaster General, Dr. Miller was placed in his present office by this Adminis tration, and we cannot believe that he is to he whistled down the wind. It would not be favorably received by a large portion of the De mocracy. GEN. ANDREW JACKSON. The Legislature of South Carolina hare pamed the following Resolutions in honor of this venera ted hero and patriot. They were submitted by Mr. Perry, from a spocial Committee of the House to whom the subject was referred :— Retained, That South Carolina feels proud of the honor and distinction of having given Birth to ANDREW JACKSON, and whilst she mourns his loss, she will ever cherish his memory as one of the last snd most illustrious of the noble band of patriot warriors, who apilt their young and fiery blood in defence of American Liberty and Independence. Retained, That as a Hero and General, his bright and glorious fame will be appreciated and admired by s grateful country, whilst the battle field of New Orleans remain a monument of bis wisdom and valor in rvercaming the disciplined and veteran victors of the conquerors of Europe. Retained, That as a Statesman and patriot his career in life* has been distinguished by an ardent and sincere devotion to his Country, by a^high en lightened and determined patriotism, which nei ther danger, nor responsibilities could deter nor temptations swerve from duty. Retained, That it is a high source of consola tion to his conntry to know thst after a life neces sarily spent in the midst of scenes, the most citing and foreign to the influences of religion, he died st peace with his God, and with a heart fj| led with the holy love and precepts of his Re j deemer and Saviour. Remitted, That as an evidence of our admire j tion for the character, virtues, and patriotism of General Andrew Jackson, these resolutions be en tered on the Journals of boili Houses of this Legislature, and that his Excellency the Gov ernor he requested to forward a copy of them to the family of the deceased. SPREADING OF THE SMALL POX. 1 lie Port Tobacco Times, of Thursday last, says that the 6mall pox is raging in the vicinity of Gloucester, Ya.; a young farmer “having went to Baltimore a short time since for the pur pose of laying in his winter supply of clothing for his servants—while there he bought some second hand clothing, which, it is thought, had been in fected with this malady, as the servants, after a few days wear of these garments, were violently attacked with small pox.” Caleb J. McNultv, late Clerk of the House of Representatives, who is on bail to answer be fore the District Court at YVashington, certain charges for embezzling public moneys, recently applied to one of tho Ohio judges for a habeas corpus, with a view to obtain a release from his obligation to attend for trial. The application be ing refused, he started for Washington in compa ny with his bail and others, but after makino some progress in his journey, one morning hesud" deniy disappeared ! [Mr. McNulty did not run away. He was a little squeamish, about coming on under an ar rest, and did not like the company of his surety and the Sheriff, and therefore gave them the slip, and has appeared in Washington City, in person. So says his attorney, Mr. Carlisle.—JYeio Era.] [YYe publish tho following lines at the request of the writer.] TO MARGARET AUGUSTA **♦**•. Will you smile on my song-, whose wild notes dis play, My own treasured thoughts, in its ingenuous lay - And if aught like presumption should float in its tune, Oh ! remember the zephyr eft sings near the moon 5 And the night-winds do murmur their soft melting strain, i And mingle their chaunt wiih the nightingale train. And, dear lady, if amiles on my Bong you’ll en twine, They will heighten the glow of each soul breathin «r line. The gay and thoughtless may laugh and seem wise, And yield their smiles free to the first pleading eyes; May laugh with the laughing, or frown with the grave, May weep with the weeping, be brave with the brave; But I never could benr the chameleon-like mind, That changes its feelings with each veering wind ; And its smiles or its frowns, should it darken or glow, It awakens no thrill, and occasions no wo. But she. whoso pure mind is a mirror, whose face. Reflects all that’s worthy reflection—can trace Effects to their causes, whose soul-beaming eye, Like sunbeams in winter, illumines my sky ; And scatters the clouds of distraction and care Which life’s chequered skies do ulteraately wear* And awakens a gleam on iny soul that will play. While my heart has a throb or while life holds her away- J. W. II******. ANOTHER CALL ON HERCULES. The Natchez Free Trader has the following:_ “The neglect of the general Government to clear opt the snags from the Mississippi river is manifest to all who travel any distance upon its waters in their present low stage. At two or three points between this and Memphis these enemies to safe and free navigation stand up in such num bers that it requires the greatest skill in the man agement of a large boat to enable- it to pass through the narrow space which they have not monopo lized. Hercules, were he permitted now to visit our earth, might find employment as beneficial to mankind as slaying the Nemaean lion, the Ler naean hydra, catching the mares of Diomedes, de stroying the king of Gades and his carnivorous flocks, or any other of the twelve labors which he : performed for the benefit of his fellow men, in re moving these armed sentinels which stand so thickly in the way of our steamboats, and which occasionally cause such fatal accidents to property and life. Wo hope Congress will pass an appro prialion as soon as it assembles, sufficient to em ploy every snag boat afloat, and that before the spring rise the river may be cleared of these ‘ dan gerous and ugly customers ’ ” • --- THE NEWS AND THE FLOUR MAR K KT. Decline, in Prices.—In the Baltimore flour and grain markets yesterday the effect of the news was to completely unsettle prices, a disposition being manifested by holders to hold on for further advices from New York. Offers were made to purchase City Mills and Howard street flour at $6, but refused. No transaction have taken place in wheat, both millets and speculators having retired from the market. I he genera] impression is that wheat will recede somewhat in price ; offers were made to sell yesterday morning at a fraction less than the quotations of Saturday • i sales of Maryland white corn at 66 a 67 cents’, I and of yellow do at 67 a 69 cents; oats 40 a 42 cents ; rye 73 a 76 cents. Whiskey is selling at 31 cents in bbls. and 30 cents per gallon in hhda — Balt. Sun. P USE Y ISM Is still advancing in Great Britain. Rev. R. ; A. Coffin, vicar of St. Mary Magdalen, and stu : dent of Christ Church, Oxford, has joined the Roman sect ; also Rev. Mr. Brown, curate of Bawdsejr, Suffolk ; several university men at i Stony hurst are secretly apostates from the church ; of England; and at a church consecration m ! Lp«df» I)r ,,n8py »nd his friends refused to sign ! a declaration of loyalty to the church of England and aversion to popery .—Boston Pott. ' A Compliment ON the Message—W* met a sterling old Knickerbocker,yesterday, in Broad way—a Democrat of the days of Jefferson, old in years bnt yoongjn enthusiasm—and asked wheth er he had read, and was his opinion of, the Presi drmt’s Message? ‘Read it!’ he exclaimed— • Read it! Yes. sir; I have read it, and re mad it again ; and d—n me if I don’t believe it wifi written by Andrew Jackson, before the Old Hero was taken to a blessed immortality ;»_jy y Glfbe. An extraordinary surgical operation was lately performed in Missouri—which wag the complete removal of the patient to another world. Th* physician is doing well. --— REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY. Navy Department. Dec. 1, 1845. Sir : During the past year the usual squadrons of the Navy ot the United Stales have been main tained. In the Mediterranean, Commodore Smith had command of the Cumberland and the Ply month. He would have despatched the Plymouth to the Black Sea. but leave was refused by the Ottoman port. He conducted our newly appoint ed consul to Tangier, and tusured his reception. : Our ships in the Mediterranean have usually v been inactive at Port Mahon, during the winter ; tins can he obviated by an interchange of service. 1 he Plymouth has, therefore, been directed to I join the Brazil squadron, and the Cumberland has 1 returned home; their places will be taken at the opening of the season by a part of the present African squadron. The African squadron was organized by Com modore Perry, by whom good sanitary regulations were established. He was relieved by Commo dore Skinner, in the Jamestown, who has shown equal consideration for the health of all under his . command. Yet the Preble and Truxton con tracted disease, and, as an net of humanity, were ordered to return home. The Southampton has been sent out with stores to remain on the coast. I he Marion and Dolphin followed as a reinforce ment. 1 lie Boxer is destined for the same sta tion, and will sail immediately. The Cumber land, bearing the broad pennant of Commodore Rpad, will proceed in January to relieve the Jamestown and Yorktown, which will then repair to the Mediterranean. On the Brazil station, Commodore Rousseau, the first officer west of the Alleghanies ever se lected to command a squadron, relieves Cointno dore Turner. The Raritan will then return to the home squadron ; the Boston is ordered to re torn to the United Slates. The Columbia, the Saratoga, the Plymouth and the Bambridge will, for the present, constitute the Brazilian squadron Commodore Parker, after a very successful cruise, returned from the Asiatic station in Sen leinber, bringing home the Brandywine, the St. Louis, and the Perry. At the Bay of Islands. Captain McKeever, in the St. Louis, had the happiness to render valuable service to the inhabi tants of an infant British settlement. In May, Commodore Biddle sailed for the East Indies, in command of the Columbus ship of the line, and the Vincennes, bearing the minister to China, and the ratified treaty between the Uni ted Slates and the Chinese emperor. The health ot Mr. A. H. Everett, the minister, having in duced his return, the exchange of tho ratifications of the treaty was committed to the charge of Commodore Biddle, who will doubtless show that an able and gallant naval officer couducts satisfac torily all affairs intrusted to him. The Constitution is on her return from China, after having visited different ports and islands in the Indian seas. The Pacific squadron, under Commodore Sloat, has consisted of the Savannah, the Levant, the' Warren, and the Shark. The three first will re turn in 1846, and will he relieved by the Con gress, ilie Portsmouth, and the Cyane. The difficulty of communicating with our ships in the Pacific makes it proper to suggest the advantage of a public mail through our own territory to a convenient port in the Straits of Juan de Fuca._ Arrangements should also be made, at the earliest day that is proper, for getting supplies for our Pacific squadron from our own soil and our own citizens in that region. The home squadron has been under the com mand of Commodore Conner, who has distinguish ed himself by sound judgment in the performance of his duty. His force, which consisted of the Potomac, the Falmouth, the Vandalia the Law rence, and the Sotner9, was weakened by the re turn of the Vandalia, which visited Hayli, and was driven home by the yellow fever, contracted at Port an Prince, where she had been ordered on duty. The squadron was increased by the Prince ton and Porpoise, the St. Mary’s and the Sara toga. under Commodore Stockton, and soon after by the John Adams, and the steamship Missis sippi. The aggregate force of Commodore Con ner was much larger ihan has ^usually rallied under one American pennant. It gave efficient protection to our interests in the Gulf of Mexico, and contributed to spread a sense of security over our country to its extreme limit of the Del Norte. Deeming it of great importance to become ac quainted with the navy yards and establishments connected with the Navy, I have, during the past summer, visited all of them, except "those at Pensacola and Memphis. They are generally in excellent order. The principal improvements in progress at those I visited areal Brooklyn, where the work on the dry dock is advancing with ciency and economy. The vicinity to a city which is the emporium of naval stores, and is crowded with seamen, ship builders, and excel lent mechanics of all kinds, gives to that Yard great facilities for the prompt repair and equip of ships of war. f At the naval asylum in Philadelphia, more than a hundred veteran sailors are enjoying the ample provision wisely reserved for the comfort of their declining years. Yet. I would earnestly advise that the buildings, of tho asylum, at their present location, be never enlarged, but lhat after it is full, ne# pensioners should be placed in some salubrious spot near the ocean where the aged seaman can watch ships ns they come and go; and have old familiar objects within his sight. The charge on the navy hospital fund, which is noticed in the communication from the bureau of medicine, was incurred in 1844. on the recom mendalion of the chief of lhat bureau, at whose urgent suggestion, houses for the governor and surgeon for the asylum were authorized to be erected. The expenditures have been circum scribed ; and the recommendation to encroach still further on the fond, by erecting other dwej lings at oilier stations, has not been complied with. The fund should be sacredly reserved for j 'he imrnediato and personal benefit of those from | whose earnings it has accrued. Nor have I | thought it just to continue to appropriate a large ! part of the buildings at the asylum to the use of j the midshipmen who wero prepiring for the rs f lablished examination previous to their passing to I a higher grade. ! Congress, in its great desire to improve the Navy, had permitted the department to employ professors and instructors, at an annual cost of about $28,200 ; and it had been usual, besides the few employed at the receiving ships and the na val asylum, to aend professors with the midship men into every ocean and clime. But the ship is not friendly to study, and the office of professor rapidly degenerated into a sinecure; often not so much was done as the elder officers would cheer fully do for the juniors; the teachers on board the receiving ships give little instruction, or none whatever, so that the expenditure was fruitless of great results. Many of the professors were able and willing, but the system was a had one. The idea naturally suggested itself of seizing the time when the midshipman are on shore and appropri ruing it to their culture. Instead of sending mi gratory professors to sea, with each handful of midshipmen, the midshipmen themselves, in the intervals between sea duty, might be collected in a body, and devote their time to suitable instrnc i lion. For the pay of the instructors Congress has provided. In looking out for a modest shelter for the pupils, I was encouraged to ask for Fort Severn, at Annapolis. The transfer was readily made, by order of the Secretary of War, and a school was immediately organized, on an unos tentarious and frugal plan. This institution, by giving some preliminary instruction to the mid shipmen before their first cruise, by extending an affectionate but firm su|*ervision over them as they return from sea, by providing for them suit able culture before they pass to a higher grade, by rejecting from the service all who fail in ca pacity or iu good disposition to use their time well, will go far to renovate and improve the American Navy. I he plan pursued has been unpretending, but, it is hoped, will prove efficient. A few professors give more and belter instruction than four and twenty at sea. No supernumerary officer has been ordered to Annapolis, no idle man is attach ed to the establishment. Commander Buchanan, to whom the organization of the school was in trusted, has carried his instructions into effect with precision and sound judgment, and with a wise adaptation of simple and moderate means to | a great and noble end. Let not Congress infer ; that new expenses are to be incurred. Less than the amount that has hitherto been at the dispo- j sition of the department for purposes of culture will support the school, and repair and enlarge ! the quarters, received from the hospitality of the army. At Washington, the admirable instruments provided for the Observatory has been placed un der the charge of officers of the Navy, who are well aware that the opportunities afforded them for advancing astronomical science, are unequal ed on this continent, and scarcely surpassed in Furope. Results honorable to the country may, therefore, be justly expected of them. From that institution charts are furnished to the Navy at cost, and the instruments used at sea are there preserved, corrected, and repaired. Would it not be well that the plates of all charts author ized hy Congress to be engraved should he depos ited there, as the place most appropriated for their preservation and use? It was a subject of great regret that the pressure of business lelt no opportunity to visit the Yards at the South and Southwest. The plans fur their improvement should be such as will not in terfere with or injure each other. Pensacola bv its position arrests public attention. The security of our naval power in the Gulf of Mexico depends, in a great measure, on its condi tion and resources. The events of the summer show conclusively the necessity for a liberal pro vision at that station of all the means essential to a well furnished and efficient Navy Yard. A large estimate for that Yard is therefore presented, although I desire to await further information before finally approving the proposed mode of its expenditure. Memphis, on the contrary. being in the heart of the country, on an ocean river; yet a thousand miles from the sea, is inappropriate fur the repairs of ships of war, but in building steamships it may cumpete with Boston, New York, and Philadel phia—with St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Pittsburg. It lie9, moreover, just beluw the great hemp grow ing region, and is recommended by its position for the establishment of the manufacture of cordage. A ropewalk, with the latest improvements,"is therefore proposed, so that the West may not onlv produce, but manufacture, the hemp used for the American navy. I have disapproved some of the details of the plan proposed for the Navy Yard at Memphis, be cause it was framed on a scale of extravagant ex penditure, which, for the mere work of prepara tion, would have consumed many years, and would have cost t>y estimate, at least two millions of dol lars. I recommend that Congress confine the use of the moneys it may appropriate, first to the im mediate construction of a ropewalk, and next to make simple arrangements for buildingand equip ping steamers. To introduce at the West the manufacture of American hemp for the Navy, will prove a national benefit. The United States should produce all the hemp used in its Navy. Enterprise, climate, and soil, leave no doubt that it may he raised and prepared of the best quality, and at prices within the limit prescribed hy law. To insure that end, I gave the subject early and continued attention; and no thing but American hemp has been received under any contract made since I came into the Deuart ment. binding, by short experience, that to in sist on the inspection at Charlestown, as hereto fore practised, would be injurious to the western planter. I directed that, while all who had made contracts at prices based upon inspection and de livery at Charlestown should be held to fulfil their engagements, purchases should he made of three hundred tons, during the present fiscal year, to be delivered and finally inspected at Louisville and St. Louis. The subject of lake defences is reserved for a special communication. The care of the reservations and plantations of live oak, I recommend, should be transferred to the land office, which alone has the proper means of ascertaining titles, and which can assume the charge with less expense and greater efficiency than this department. I may ask leave during the winter to present some suggestions on the organization of the de partment and its bureaus. The present contract pystem requires modifica tion, so that no fraud to the United States may shield itself under the letter of the law, or con tracts be given out at prices exceeding the market price. The balance of appropriations on hand will, it is believed, with the exercise of rigid economy, be sufficient for the remainder of the fiscal year. The estimates for the next year contemplate no increase in the force employed during the present. Those for the civil department are precisely the same as were granted for the current year. For the improvement of yards and docks, 1 recom mend only what the chief of that bureau declares to be absolutely necessary. Some of the shore stations, which had been needlessly multipled, have been abolished; in transmitting the estimate fur the remainder, I am far from expressing an opinion that no further reduction should be made. The estimate for provisions and that for pay rest on the basis of ihe present restriction by law to seven thousand five hundred men; but the esti mate for pay. without proper retrenchments by Congress, may prove deficient. As the marine corps is placed under the direc tion of the Navy Department, it becomes my duty to represent the estimates for its support. Iig ser vices on ship board are highly valued • its evil consists in its luxury of field officers, who have no duties to perform proportionate to their pay and amoluruents. During the past year this burden has been increased. By a decision of your prede cessor. an addition has been made to the pay ,,r its gallant colonel commandant; and although ih procedure on which the decision rests has never had the sanction of the House of Representative^ and apparently conflicts with law, | have not fe[[ justified in withdraw ing from the consideration and decision of Congress the estimates of that office for his own increased pay and the pay of his au| de camp, an officer heretofore unknown to i|le corps of doubtful propriety. The marine corps j* not a brigade—not even a regiment. It is never assembled ; seldom even does a full company come together. It serves in small detachments commanded chiefly by junior officers. Thoinrh about two thirds of the corps were, in summer on ship board, all the field officers remain on shore' Of thirteen* captains, but one is at sea ; of f0rlv lieutenants, about seven are at sea. At one shore station a major, a captain, and three lieutenants liavo had charge of about twenty eight men. ■ inctea»e of the officers of the corps is, therefore not needed for naval purposes, even on an increase of the men. For the increase of the Navy no estimates are presented. The department awaits, on that sub ject, the instruction of Congress. Yet it is to be observed that, in comparison with other nations our navy is poorly supplied with sea going stea mers which cannot, indeed, in the present state of science, form the main reliance of a squadron, but, as anxilaries, are of vast advantage. The Mis.’ sissippi and the Princeton are our only efficient vessels of that character on the ocean. Should it be determined to increase this class of ships, it jj desirable that the best experience should be con sulted in their construction ; and that doubtful novelties, especially such as conflict with the known laws of mechanical forces, should be dis regarded. [To be continued.] BRITISH AUTHORITIES. The late Judge Daniels of Virginia, used to tell with great glee, when a young man on the circuit, he saved a client’s life, solely because the opposite council quoted from British authori ties? It occurred during the last war, when the English squadron under Admiral Cockburn was ascending the Potomac river burning and plun dering the villages along its banks, a”negro man was arraigned fur the murder of one of his own color ; the offences was clearly proved, and the only chance for his escape was a slight informali y 1,10 i ne prosecuting attorney in reply to Mr. Daniel’s defence, quoted from British authorities in order to establish favorably to bis case the disputed ground. While he was speaking, at intervals the cannon from the Brit ish squadron in the river was sounding forth their unwelcome sounds, and when Daniels rose to re ply. he with great tact seized hold of the strong point of his opponent’s cause turning it complete ly against him. * “ Gentlemen,” said he, to the justices on the bench, ” the prosecuting attorney quotes on this occasion British authorities! British authorities, gentlemen! Can there be any one in ibis court room except himself so dead to feelings of patriot ism, as at such a moment to listen to'British au thorities, when British cannon is shaking the very walls of this court house to their foundation? I pause for a reply ? Up jumpped one of the justices, highly excited at this appeal, and thus addressed the prosecuting attorney : “ Look here, Mr. A-, yon had bet" ter strike a B line from this court hoese, with your British authorities, or I’ll commit you ! Prisoner you can go ! Crier, adjourn the court! British authorities be-. Extraordinary.—Major General Scott,com mander of the forces, arrived in the city of New York, on Wednesday.—Exchange paper. This £uts us in mind of the bard of Goose Creek’s address to General Washington, half a century ago: " Here’s to thee brave General Commander of the Forces, Also of the foot, and Likewise of the horses.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer. Garrick and Hogarth sitting together at a tav ern, were mutually lamenting the want of a pic ture of Fielding. ” [ think,” said Garrick ” I could make his face,” which he did accordingly. “ For heaven’s sake hold, David.” said Hogarth, ” remain as you are for a few minutes.Gar rick did so while Hogarth sketched the outlines, whiclt were afterwards finished from their mutual recollection, and this drawing was the original of all the portraits of the admired author of ” Torn Jones.” But Garrick and Hogarth did not al ways agree so well. The latter entreated his friend David to sit for his own picture, with which tjarricK complied ; but while the painter wae pro needing with his task, he mischievously altered hi* fane, with gradual change, so as lo render the portrait perfectly unlike. Hogarth Mamed the unlucky effort of hin art, and began a second time, but with the same success. After swearing * lit tle, he began a third time, and did not discover the trick until three or four repetitions, lie then got into a violent passion, and would have thrown his palette, pencils, and print-brush at Garrick's head, if the wag had not made his escape from the variegated storm of colors that pursued him. A GOOD ONfc. A very good widow lady who was looked up to by the congregation to wh ieh she belonged as an example of piety, contrived to bring her consience to terms for one little indulgence. She loved por ter, and one day, just as she was receiving a half do*en bottles from the mnn who usually brought her the comforting beverage, she perceived (Oh? horror ?) two of the grave elders of the church ap proach the door. She ran the mnn out of the back way, and put the bottles under the bed. The weather was hot, and white conversing with the sage friends, pop went one of the corks. “ Dear me f” exclaime d the good lady,” there goes that bed cord ; it snnpped yesterday just the same way ; f must have a new rope provided.'’ In a few moments pop went soother, followed by the peculiar hissing of the escaping liquor.— The rope wouldn’t do again, but the good lady was not at a loss. ” Dear mo !” says she, ” that black cat of mine must be in some mischief there—e’eat!” Another bottle poppedi off, and the porter came stealing out from under the bed certain? ” Oh ! dear me.” said she ” f had forgot that it was those bottles of yeast —JY. O. Pica yunc. A Vsgetabi.f. Waistcoat.—” Tom, what kind of a waistcoat is that you have on ?” ” Why. its cloth, to he sure.” ” Didn’t it come from old Thrcadneedles', the tailor ?” ” Yes.” ” Well, then, its a vegetable waisteoat.” ” A what 7” ” A vegetable waistcoat ? it* mad# of Cabbagt”