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minuteness of description which, in some instances, detains the mind too long from the thrilling story which it is intended to embellish. We regret that the intimate connexion-the close blending-of the whole, prevents extracts. 'The Deformed,' is the history of a deformed childwhose mother died before he had tasted the bitterness of the world-of the trials which he endured after the second marriage of his father-his affections-his loves-reverses-and the sad termination of all. The Admiral's Daughter,' in the deep emotions which its perusal excites, will compare favorably with many of the productions of Bulwer. The style is equally fervent and impassioned, and the grouping and management of the several scenes as effective and dramatic. The last is the longest and the best story-a tale of guilt and sorrow. We would instance the scene descriptive of the return of Vivian-the subsequent discoverythe duel-and the admission of his repentant wife, in disguise, to his apartment and dying bed, as imbued with deep and vivid interest. These volumes will be widely popular with the admirers of the 'Bulwer school.'
SPECULATION: a novel. By the author of Traits and Traditions of Portugal.' In two volumes. The BROTHERS HARPER.
THERE is no particular class of novels in which Speculation' may be ranked. Wit, the author certainly has; and a fine and quick perception of the burlesque-and pathos, too, on occasion. The colloquial and descriptive portions of the work are not a little tinged with the easy style of Miss Edgeworth-and the episodes are tinctured with that florid elaborateness which distinguishes the Pelham class of fictions. The characters are drawn with much skill, and their individuality-in the windings towards the plot-well preserved. As a whole, 'Speculation' will entertain and amuse the reader-but it will scarcely attain a lengthened celebrity. There is not a work of SCOTT's which does not contain some scene which will never pass from the memory of the reader— while, for the most part, in modern works of fiction, a year suffices to shut out all record of the heroes and heroines who figure in their pages.
GOLD.-Statement of the amount of gold subject to coinage under the new ratio, deposited within the period commencing 1st June, and ending 1st August, 1834, with the whole amount coined to the latter date from August 1st, and the amount of coin delivered. Gold bullion deposited in June-coinage deferred under an anticipation of the action of Congress, $61,500 Gold deposited in July, and
Uncoined Bullion, 133,300
Gold deposited from the 1st
States of former
Whole amount coined from 1st to 9th August,
Old coinage now in existence
Remaining uncoined Aug. 9th, $234,500
Louis d'or, about
New coinage) will be enough less to make the English
$8,642,339 25 2,165,700 97 1,051,802 82 793,848 78
SPECIE Imported and Exported from the United States, from the 1st December, 1833, to August 12th, 1894.
FROM RETURNS RECEIVED TO 1834.
$10 66 2-3
5 33 1-3
2 66 1-6
$12,653,691 82 $950,815 85 $12,653,691 82 950,815 85
ARRIVALS. In 1833. 92
STATISTICS. It will be seen from the annexed statements, that during the first seven months of the present year, as compared with the corresponding period of 1833, the number of arrivals of vessels from foreign countries of dry goods cargoes, and of passengers, has greatly increased:
In 1834. 91
PASSENGERS. In 1833. 567
Increase, 21 Should the number of passengers during the last five months of the present year bear the same proportion to those of the first seven as was the case in 1833, the number during the whole year will be 62,003; or 13,414 more than ever arrived in any one year before:
In 1834. 420
Increase, 11,309 LONG ISLAND RAIL-ROAD.-The Commissioners of the Rail-road lately had a a meeting, at which a resolution was passed, that books of subscription to the stock should be opened on the 1st Dec. next. The subscriptions were deferred to that time, with a view that certain surveys of the route might be made in the interim. A committee was appointed to
RIOTS.-The Ursuline Convent, at Charlestown, Mass., was pillaged and burnt down by an infuriated mob, on the evening of Monday, the 12th ultimo. A young lady, in a state of temporary derangement, left theInstitution, and after a short period returned. Unfounded reports that she was detained in the nunnery against her will, obtained prevalence; and a mob of several thousands, many disguised in fantastic dresses and painted faces-assembled, and proceeded to their destructive work. The inmates, consisting of the Lady Superior, five or six Nuns, three servant maids, and fifty-five or fifty-six children, the latter being pupils under the instruction of theNuns, and placed there by their parents and other friends, were ordered to retire by the rioters, which they did. They then proceeded to set fire to the nunnery with torches, in different places,
'AIDS TO SCIENCE.'-Five successful though in one or two instances dangerous-ascensions in balloons, have been made from Baltimore, within the month.
RIOTS.-During the month, several riots have occurred in the quiet and
usually orderly city of Brotherly Love.
party of young men met, and attacked cause not stated, a large a place where the amusement of what is called the "flying horses" was kept, and frequented chiefly by blacks. These defended themselves, and a bloody battle ensued. The mayor and his police maintained themselves manfully, and, assisted by many special constables, restored the public peace; but the buildotherwise done-several hundred perings were demolished, and much damage sons being engaged in the affray. Many prisoners were taken and committed. A large number of the police were wounded.
COAL TRADE.-About 204,000 tons of coal had arrived by way of the Schuylkill and Delaware, in the present year, up to the 1st August, or 75,000 tons less than at the same time last year; and the stock on hand at Philadelphia is heavy.
EDUCATION. The annual Commencement of this Institution was celebrated at New Haven on the 20th ult. Number of graduates 64. The honorary degree of A. M. was conferred on Joshua A. Spencer, Esq. Rev. Erastus Cole, and Edmund J. Ives. That of D. D. on Rev. Andrew Reed, and James Mattheson, the English delegates, the latter of whom was present. That of LL. D. on Hon. Samuel A. Foot, Governor of the State, and Hon. Thomas Scott Williams, chief Justice elect. On the day previous, at 11 o'clock, A. M. the annual oration before the Phi Beta Kappa Society was delivered by James A. Hillhouse, Esq. His subject was 'The character and services of Lafayette.' At 2 P. M. an oration was delivered before the Lionian Society, by Rev. W. W. Andrews of Kent, Conn. At half past 3, the usual Prize speaking by undergraduates. In the evening, the society of Alumni held their annual meeting. An address was made by Lucius Duncan, Esq. of New Orleans.
THE "UNIVERSAL YANKEE NATION,"-as the Americans are called abroad,-receives, by general consent, a notable reputation for 'cuteness in bargains and success in trade. Impertinent travellers among us have represented the poorer classes as subsisting by prey derived from each other. Though these libels are refuted by the general success of a country which contains fewer native poor than any other nation on the face of the globe, yet, for the sake of argument, if the contrary were admitted, we might point to the superior claims of Europe to distinction in this particular. There are sixty thousand people in the city of London, who rise every morning without the prospect of a meal unless it is stolen. The children of parents in this class are instructed to steal, and bring home the avails to their relations; and great is their compunction when they have failed. Hundreds of young farmers, oppressed by poverty and disappointment, go purposely every year to the metropolis, and commit larcenies, that they may be detected and sent to Van Dieman's Land, there to enjoy " Australasian popularity," and far better prospects than they experienced at home. Many convicts there have risen from the crime-list to ride in their coaches.
In France, the ingenuity of the poor canaille, in tricks of iniquity, is truly wonderful, and their evasions of law worthy of the genius of Talleyrand himself. The last specimens of this kind are the chiens fraudeurs, or thieving dogs, with which the worst parts of Paris, especially the Marais, abound. These dogs are amenable to no statute, or code of laws. It is not known how far the development of the bump of acquisitiveness' upon their craniums assists the operations of their instructors; but their education in larceny is complete, and their success astonishing. They will take a handkerchief or a pair of gloves from the pocket of a man in a crowd, and trot to their owners with the articles, with a sagacity altogether human. Some of these quadrupeds have been had up for trial, and barked themselves not guilty in canine French. Their biped owners cannot, of course, be held accountable for the vagrancy of the animals; and, though they receive the stolen property, they contend in court, that as the dogs never communicate the names of those whom they rob, it is impossible to make restitution. So the dogs are cleared, and their owners shrug themselves out of court, snapping their fingers, and crying Vive la Bagatelle!
Something akin to the arrest of these felonious dogs occurred lately in one of the London police offices. Two young ladies of rank, while promenading in a public square, observed the proprietors of a donkey whipping the animal with great cruelty. They instantly, in the kindness of their hearts, took measures to have them apprehended. The offenders were a poor man, his wife, and a son, about seven years of age. The son, at his parent's command, thwacked the donkey with a stick about the size of a tailor's yard. The next day they were all had up before the magistrate. The father denied that the donkey had been abused; said he had "a great respect for the poor dumb hanimal," and requested that the same might be sent for. The donkey being at the door, it was ordered before the magistrate. The longeared culprit walked into the office, and with a look of profound gravity, put his head over the bar. Its sleek condition and freedom from bruises soon became established. The owner was overjoyed at his dismissal. "My donkey," said he, “is in a slap-up condition, and I take a pride in keeping on him so: Lord love your worship, he's never wolloped more no VO does him good-he's just like von o' my family, and as fond as a baby. I can't see not no difference atwixt him and von of my hown!"