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A BATTLE IN CANADA.
Tho papers from Buflalo, Rochester and
Lewiston inform us that an engagcment took
place on tho night oc the 21st inst. at the Short I
Hills, Niagara District, U. C. between the Pa
triots' and the ' Quecn's Lanccrs.' The latter
wcre surpriscd it is Faid and after the loss
of several killed, all who survued were takeu
prisoners. The Lewiston Telegraph cxtra
says that the British commanderat Queenstown
admits that there has been a skirmish, but re
fiiscs to communicate information respecting it.
From the Buffalo Journal.
The Canada Skirmish. Wc have rcceived
no further particulars relative to the cngage
mcnt at Short Hills in Canada, though the re
port has bcen confirmed. We also learn that
n nnrtif nf Tnrlianq have been sent for from
Grand Rivor, to scour the wood in search of
the assailants, as the militia cannot be depended
. . i .. i i.
upon, and the regulars are noi suuea 10 uusu
Sinco this was in type, we have received an
cxtra of the Le.viston Telegraph, which further
confirms the report of the skirmish. Capt Pal
mer, the commandant at Queenstown, states,
however, that only ten of the Lancers were en
gaged that they lost theira.horscs and cquip
ments and were taken prisoners, but were sub
sequently rclcascd. The Telegraph exprcsses
the beliof that the whole company of Lancers
were captured, and are still retained only ono
The Telegraph adds, that " for the last tcn
days the Canadian Refugees have bcen return
ing by night in amall parties, and we have un
derstood thcir rendezvous to be at the Short
On Thursday morning, 110 regulars and
somo volunteers, says the same cxtra, " were
ordered from Chippcwa and Drummondsville
into that district, but as the patriots have now
commenced the war, the woods are alive with
them, and the regulars will, probably a!l be cut
to pieces within twenty-four hours.
We difTeraltogether with the Telegraph in
its conclusions, and cannot but Ihink that all
such cnterprises as this latter one of thercform
crs. are the height of folly and way wardness.
No good can possiblyarise from such feeble
Emigralion from Canada. The following
article from the Hamilton (U. C.) Express,
shows a melancholy picture of aftairs in the in
" Emigration from this Province to the Uni
ted States still continucs, notwithstanding the
immensc numbers who have already left : but
it has changed its charactcr, and now instead
of being composed of mcn of strong political
feelings, cmbraces the more cautious and in
dustrious classcs old countrymen as well as
nativcs. Military clangor keeps one portion
of the people from brooding over the general
depression, while a morbid melancholy seems
to have seized others, who are apathetic as to
the conscquences of passing events, and look
upon emigration as a panacea for all their ills.
To such an extent has emigration been car
ried on, that in some parts of the London Dis
trict, we have been crcdibly informed, that there
are not males enough lcft to gather in a titho
of the crops. Some farmers have sacrificcd
their homesteads for a trifle whilst others bave
actually abandoned them.
But this is not all. The spirit of change is
cxtending like an epidemic, and several parties
from diflerent parts of the province are now
traversing the western states, looking for Ioca-
tions to provide for an extensive emigration.
Somellnng should be done to stop this general
deponulation of the country, and give hope to
the people ; what that ought to be we leavo to
tho wisdom ot .Lord Durham, merely observing
that from a very wide inquiry, we are led to be
lieve that a general amnesly for political qffences
(with certain cxceptions) would bnng back ma-
nyvaluablc subjects, retard the departuro of
others, and restore confidence among the mass
of the people.
Important Mehcantile Transaction.
Opening the India trade lo American1 vesseh.
The British Government of India, under dale
of an order in Council at Calcutta, Dec. 29,
1837, republished in the Siganpore Free Press
Feb. 1, 1838, have opened tho trade between
India and Canlon to American vessels, thus rc
pealing, for our benefit, the prohibition of the
Convention of Commerce between the United
States and Great Britain, signed at London July
Foreign ships from any port in Europe and
America, while in amity with Great Britain,
may thus freely enter all the East India ports,
whether from their own or foreign ports, to im
port goods of thcir own countries, and to ex
port from such India sea ports to any country
whatever. Naval and military storcs cxcepted
in time of war betwwecn Great Britain and
other powers, not to cxport British goods from
one British India port to another on freiglit, or
otherwise; but nevertheless, the original in
ward cargocs of such ships may be discharged
at diflerent British ports, and the otitward car
gocs maj be laden at diflerent British ports for
iheir foreign destinations.
We happened to step in a store a day or two
eincc, where an individual was reading from
the Gazette, as a matter of coursc, an account
cf the sub marine armour company in New
York. When he had finished, a perfcct hoosier
Btanding by remarked, " Thern are people is
cerlainly foolish to risk their lives tn the sub
marine thing, when they might git up what
they want much easier." Knowing that the
greatest discoveries are somotimes made in
the strangest of ways, we were tcmpted to ask
' How so 1" and expected something perfectly
original in reply- We were not disappointed
when we wcro answered, " Why, jist by throw
ing a few Brandreth's pills wherc they guess
anything is it'll work it up I know. Wheel.
Friesdship. There are chords in the hu-
rmil tvliT.Vi viKratP nnlv !r tlm voice of af-
fection. Thero are materi'als for inexpressible
happiness wliich lie deep in the brcast, and can
be drawn into exercise only by tho magic in
fluenco of friendship. The interchango of
kind looks, of kind words and kind ofiices,
kindlo cmotions too swcet for utterancc.
Llbcrty and TTnion, now and forever Oue and
TUESDAY MORNING. JULY 3, 1838.
In tho abience of the editor, many items
have been deferrcd, such as the celebration at
Vergennes, imporlant Canada articles, the Dis
trict Convention, the despair of the Locos, the
bear killed at Williston, the Vermonter's chal
lcnge, &c. &c. &c.
DO Congress will adjourn on the 9lh inst.
We have only time to say that the Whig
Convention was moro numerously attendcd
than the most sanguine expected. Wc should
judge the number of dc'cgates was not less
than eight hundred. The Watchman eslimates
them at not less than sevcn hundred. The pro
cecdings will be found below.
DEMOCRATIC WHIG STATE
The Democratic Whigs of Vermont assem
bled in Convention at tho Free Church in
Montpelier, June 27th pursuant to the call of
the State Committee.
The Convention was called to order by Wm.
Upham, Esq. chairman of the State Committee,
and organized by appointing Wm. A. Gris
wold, President pro lempore, and Charles Hop
kius Sucretaryp"o tem.
A committee composed'of the following nam
ed gentlcmen was appointed to nominate ofii
cers of the Convention, namely :
Windham Uounty, Geo. U. IJall;
i r H
co., Geo. T. Hodges; Windsor co., Lysander
Kaymond ; Addison co., Wm. Nash ; Orange
co., Jacob K. Parish; Washington co., Chaun
cey L. Knapp ; Chittenden co., Timothy Fol
lett; Caledonia co., Eraslus Fairbanks; Orleans
co , S. Stimpson ; Lamoille co., Thomas Wa
terman. The house being insuflicient to contain the
members of the Convention, on motion, the
convention proceedcd in proccssion to the Brick
The committee to nominate ofllcers of the
Convention made their report which was ac
cepted ; and the Convention made choice of
their officers as follows :
WM. A. GRISWOLD, President.
ZlMKI HoWE, I
Ebenezee N. Beiggs,
Heney F. Janes,
Timothy Follett, J
John N. Pomeeoy,
Ferrand F. Meerill,
The President made an appropriatc address
on taking the chair.
A committee on resolutions were appointed,
composed of the following persons, namely :
Messrs. Phineas White, C. Hopkins, Wm. C.
Kittiidge, Robbins Dinsmore, Davi Rich, C;
Li. Knapp, Charles Adains, Cornelius Lynde.
Wm. J. Hastings, Erastua Fairbanks, Titus
A Committee of threo from each county, for
presenting nominations for Stato Officers to the
Conventions sclected by tho dclegates of tho
several counties, were appointed as follows:
Windham County. Messrs. Siiaftcr, Craw
Windsor Messrs. Hopkins, Fletcher, Glea
son. Rutland Messrs. Hodges, Meacham, Ilam
mond. Addison Messrs. Woostcr, Munsill, Howe.
Orange Messrs. Pride, Carpcnter.Parish.
Chittenden Messrs. Bradlev, Penniman,
Washington Messrs Walton, Janes, Cush
man. Caledonia Messrs Dole,Warncr,Chadwick.
Orleans Messrs Stimpson,Simonds,Morcy.
Lamoille Messrs. Allen, Bairley, Water-
Essex Mr. Snell. ;
The. convention adiourned to 2 o'clock in
2 o'clock, p. m.
Convention met pursuant to adjournment.
The committee appointed to nominate State
Ofllcers presented their unanimous nomination
as follows :
ForGovernor.SILAS H. JENISON.
ForLieut. Governor, DAVID M. CAMP.
For Treasurer, HENRY F. JANES.
Resolvcd unanimously, That the report of tho
committee be accepted, and that thc nomina-,
tions reported be recommended to the rreemen
of Vermont for their sufTrages at tho ensuing '
The committee on Resolutions reported, and
tho convention adopted the following resolu
tions, namely :
Kcsolved, Ihat our government was tnstitu
ted for the general welfare ; that, as public ser
vants, its administrators are responsible to the
people ; and that whenever our rulers are un
iaithful to their high trust, it is alike the duty
and the interest of Ihe people to remcdy the evil.
Resohed, That the present administration,
by its extravagant cxponditures, and by resort
ing to thc delusive measurcs of issuing Treas
ury notes is guilty of disregarding the gene
raMvelfare, and is spcedily preparing the way
for increasing the burdens of the people.
Resohed, That in tho two favorite measurcs
of the administraiion, viz. the Treasury note
and the sub treasury bill, we recognize the ele
ments of a national government bank with a
capital limited only by the resources of the na
tion, and with branches at every point where a
dollar of the public money is to be rcceived or
disbursed ; and that we solemnly protest a
gainst such an institution as giving to the Pre
sident power over the purso and thc sword
power to purchase the venal, and to corrupt the
press power to control thc banking institu
tiqns of the states, to disturb commerco, and
thus reach the business of every man power
dangerous to the general welfare and tendin" to
subvert our free institutions.
Resohed, That in attempting to forcc the
passage ofthesub-treasury bill, which has been '
condcmne3 by the popular vote of fourteen out
of nineteen states, the administration exhibit a
reckksj and wanton disregard ol the will ol tne
What the altempt of the present
l Nto consolidate power in the hands
- ! U nnnaralleled in tho historv
nment, and exhibits a marked and ,
eparture from the republican princi-
practice ot Jeiicrson, niadison and
Resohed, That we consider slavery as a Na
tional evil, and hope the time is not far distant,
whcn the last vestigc of it shall disappear. We
believe there is no consideration that can justi- j
fy freemen in awarding to others any superior j
Drivilcffos" It is obvious that the mcrcase of
slavery tcnds to diminish our own power, for
while tlf5rcpresentation and apportionment is
on a basis of the whole population, the power
of electing ihe representatives is confnied to
the whites? Thus, South Carolina with a white
population-of less than 258.000 has nine rcp
rcscntatires, while Vermont with a population
of more than 280,000, has only five. We ought
not, thcrefore, in the admission of new States
to awarito them any political supcriority, un
less wcire willing to acknowledgc them as po
-Rc4Sp-That political equality among tho
States ianeccssary to the promotion of equal
rishts. "fTc. thcrefore, denrccate any further
denarturc frrm this nrineinlc as danirerous. If
this UillfWjfei' be dissolved, it will be by the
political ascendency of some favorcd part ; and
as lovers of our counlrj', davoted to the consti
tution, it is our duty to resist the first appear
ance of danger.
Resohed, That if any State hereafter seek
to be admilted into this Union, it ought to be
admitted onlv on the terms of perfect political
equality, and that any, the least, departure from
tnis. pnnciple will directly tend to oissoive mis
Resohed, That to encourage entcrprise and
to secure to honest industry the cnjoyinent of
the fruits of its labor, are among the prominent
objects for which Government is establishcd.
Such has been the action of Government that,
in times past, these objects have been attained
to a degree that has excited the admiralion of
the world, but for the last ninc years a difler
ent policy lras-becn pursued, and its efiects are
seen in a wide sprcad desolation. If we were
to point out any particular rneasure, which,
more than another, has brought about this re
sult, it is thopolicy of ihe government in rela
tion to the currencv. That a currcncv of uni-
I form value is indispensible to a prosperous bu-
smess, is toociear to be dispuleu. we noiu it
cqually certa'uV-Viiat Congress is bound to pro
vidc and mnintain such a currency. Every
dorangcmeriif thc currency bears most heav
ily on those least able to bear it, and hence,
throughout the land, the laboring and the in
dustrious clagses have been mo3t sorcly op
pressed. Jiesolt'cd, Tihat our duty to our country and
t ourselves 6? oaths to mamtain inviolatc the
j conslitution our love to the institutions of our
, land, and our dcsire to transmit to postcrity
j tho blessings of liberty all demand of us the
pledge that wcJ&ft unite in untiring eflbrts for
a thorough'aricffpeedy reform of the abuses of
' thc present adrCinistration
j Tho Convention was ai
addressed by Messrs.
J. P. Miller, William Upham. Stephen Herrick,
Charles Adams, C. L. Knapp, R. W. Griswold,
Erastus Fairbanks, E. P. Walton jr. Milton
Brown, Charle3 Lyman, R. Dinsmore, J. Y.
Vail, Wm. P. Briggs and others.
Mr. R. W. Griswold presented the following
resolution, which was unanimously adopted .-
Resohed, That the law authorizing Impris
onment for Debt is a violation of the plainest
principles of justice that it is a fruitful source
of crime and oppression that it is opposcd to
thc genius of jjiir institutions, and the spirit of
the age in whiff"wo 'ive, and that it is the
duty of the "Gover.iment of Vermont to elTicc
so foul a stainrom her books of law.
On motion of Col. Artemas Cushman,
Resohed, That while we approve the estab
lishment of monicd institutions which ofler fa-
cilities for bus;jicss and enlerprize bej'ond an
exclusive metfijlic currency we equaliy dis.
approve ol all such institutions wnich otter a
currency that cannot in due time be converted
i On motion of Mr,
Resohed, That the thanks of this Conven
tion are due to the Hon. Wm. A. Griswold for
thc able, dignified and impartial manner in
which he has prcsided over its deliberations.
Voled, That the thanks of the Convention
be presented by the Secretaries to the two Con
gregational Socielics of this Villjge for the
use of their Housrs.
Voled, That the proceedings of the Conven
tion be signed by the officers and published in
11 .1 1 T T l " t C?
au nc w n.g pape., ... ...e - ;
After a short address by the President, the
WILLIAM A. GRISWOLD, President.
Ebencser N. Bnggs,
Henry F. Janes,
John N, Pomeroy,
F. F. Merrill,
An Allempl to throw Jonah overboard. A
correspondent of the Richmond Enquirer sug
gests " the possiblc ncccssity of slarting some
other party candidate in lieu of Mr. Buren him
self!" The Enquirer is a leading administra.
tion paper in Virginia ; but opposes the Sub
Treasury scheme. Mr. Van Buren can ex
claim " our sufferings is intolerabte." Liv
Wc have bcen shown several bills of our
City Banks that have bcen altcrcd from the de
nomination of one dollar to ten dollars. They
are neatly executed and well calculated to dc
ceive. The manner of eflecting this is by past
ing over the dies which contain the figure one
a die cut from another bill of thc denomination
of ten. The most simplo and efTecual mode of
detecting thpm is by holding them up to the
lighl, when ithe altered parts will be immediate-
My discovereal. iS. X. otar,
Correspondence of the N. Y. Gazetle.
Washington, June 25.
SUB-TREASURY BILL REJECTED ! !
The Iong agony is over ! The Sub Treas
ury Bill has been rejecled by a majority
i?uuttliii!ilN in iull House. Details are un
necessary. 1 he great result will give heart
and confidence to the country. I was certain
that the House would vindicale and redeem
themselves from the imputation of loco-focoism
and they have done it nobly.
After Mr. Rhettspoke, the question was ta
ken in committee on Mr. Garland's motion to
strike out the cnacting clause and it was carried
by tellers. S. llliams then moved the pre
vious question The House was called and
every member brought to his place. The pre
vious question was recdrded, and tho amend.
ment stnktng out the cnacting clause was con
curred in, years 111, nays 125.
Mr. Campbell of S. C. gave notice of a mo
tion to reconsidcr.
From Ihe Albany Daily Advertiser.
The Dei'EAt of the Administration. Tiie
rejection of the leading and distinguishing
rneasure of the Van Buren Administration is
another s'mnal rebuko of the policy and princi-
plcs of the hxecutive. From the first day of
his power Mr. Van Buren has bren in an atti
tude of hostility to tlie best intcrests of thc
commercial and industrious classesof the com
munity. Wc would not willingly impute bad
motives, but we think that the country is justi
fied in ascribing t!ie unrelenting obstinacy of
tho President, in pushirg this favorite schemc,
to a convicuon on ius part ot its value as a
means of securing and incrcasing the power of
his party. It is a matter of cminent congratu
lation that the applianccs which it is in the povv
er of the Executive to employ, have in this in
stance, failed to produce a result which many
foreboded, with apparent reason, if the experi
cnce of the past was to bo a guide.
Thc defeat of the Sub-Treasury Scheme,
tiien, under oll circumstances, must be consid
ored as a chcering and most gratcful triumph
of the People, over tho admininistration of the
General Government. Tho contest between
the parties has bcen maintaincd from almost the
first hour of Mr. Van Buren's accession. That
gentieman may now be lookcd upon as fallen
and humbled before tho popular rebuke, pro
mulgated rcpcaledly with as much distinctness
as the nature of o"ur institutiona will admit.
It is to be hopcd that the President and his
advisers will bc instructed by the lesson which
they liave just rcceived, and henceforward learn
to respcct the popular voice, and walk in the
paths of well-settled and juJicious policy. Thc
Experiment and the Expedicnt have alike ar
rived at a melancholy cnd. In thcir submcr
sion they have carried down with them all thc
rcputation which Mr. Van Buren fo widely en
joyed, for consumatc sagacity and discrimina
tion. Ilis vvliole administration has been prov
ed to bu a great and continuous blundcr. He
has shown himself to bo ignorani of the first
principles of finance, undiscriminatintr as to
the wants of the people and the sound policy of
the government, and most culpably rcgardlcss
ol tlie popular will. Ihat fcc can ever regain
traycd, we hold to bo
we nold to bo anurt- out ol tlie ques
tion. 1 hc nomince onheTIarrisbuiT'h Con-
vention of 1839, will in our judgment bo elect
ed beyond all peradvcutiire.
What results and advantajies to the great
intcrests of commerce and industry generallv,
will follow the actioh of Congress in rclation to
tho Sub-Treasury, we dtf not presume to fore
tcll, but consider lucm as full of the best prom
ise. The following from the New York Amer
ican, Tn conncction with this part of the subject.
appears to us to be worthy of attentioh and coh
fidcnce. " There is every thing in tho condition of
the country to encourage eflbrt for thc futurc.
The bittcr lessons of the last thrcc or four years,
although, like all other lessons of human expe
rience, soon to bc forgotten and disrcgarded,
will yet be operative for some time, and, during
that time, will scrvc to restrain cxcess, and to
inculcatc suro and safe business, with moderate
but rcgular returns.
"But it cannot bc to strongly insistcd, that
until the Bank of the United States, and other
bank3 that juslify themselves by its most unfor
tunate course, shall rcsume, no general business
can be safe, no general confidence can bo rc
stored. Tho rcsponsibif.iy of prolonging thc
evil days, which the resumption bv the Bank of
j the United States contemporaneously with the
! Bafiks of New York would, in our judgment,
have terminatcd at once, is one that has, we 1
, must presume, been duly wei"hed by thosc hav-!
t ing the power to decide yet seems to us one
j of fcarful weight. The rejection of the Sub
! Treasury bill must bring about immediatc re-
sumpuon, anu ina; in nseii is more important
than anv mere partv triumph."
- 1 '
TnE Capture of five Slave Vessels.
The Bermuda Gazettc of the 29th of May con
tains a notice of the arrival at Hamilton of her
Majesty's ship LPearl, commanded by Lord
Paget, having in charge two slave vessels cap
tured by the Pearl, towards ihe close of April
one was the brig Diligent, captured after a
chase of sixteen hours. She had on board four
hundred and eighty slaves, besides a crcw of
forly-five mcn forty of thc poor slaves had
died on the passage. The other was the Op
position, and was captured thc same day. She
had, however, previously landed her slaves on
thc south sidc of Cuba.
Another slavcr, the brig Camooni, with Jive
hundred and eighty slaves, had been captured
by the British armcd schooner Sappho.
The schooner Benjamin Gaither, Conover,
arrived last evening from Chagres, reports that
on the 23d of May, when ofT Poncc, P. R. fell
in with and was boarded by H. B. M. brig
Snake, which reported that she had captured
two slave vessels, which were bound for the
Havana thc Matilda and Arrogant. N. Y.
One Company of U. S. Troops arrived here
on Tuesday evenins, in thc steamboat Burlin.
ton, from Whitehall7 Thev left thc next morn
ing in the ferry boat for St. Albans, on their
way to Swanton, where thev are to be stationed.
Their commander, Major Churchill, proceeded
to Swanton a few days since Burlington Sen.
ANOTHER MELANCHOLY DI3ASTER.
With the recollection of tho loss of the Home
fresh in our minds, we are called to record an.
other awful catastrophe of a similar nature.
Many hearts then touched with generous sym-
pathy, will now oieed atresh tor tneir own pe.
culiar woes. Language fails in an attempt to
convey consolation to the friends of the miss
ing. Sympathetic silence is bur only resource
while thev learn the hard task of unrepining
submission to the will of Providence;
Loss of the Steam Boat Pdxaski.
We have just received the melancholy intel
ligence that the Pulaski steam-packet, about
which so much anxiety has been felt, was seen
from tho steamer New York, on her voyage
from Charleston, on Monday last, at 2 o'clock,
about six miles from Cape Lookout, on shore a
complete wrcck. She was broken in several
pieccs, the forward parts having drifted a mile
from her stern. Prcvious to seeing the wreck,.
the New York fell in with floating pieces of
boards and plank, which gave indications of
Capt. Allen, with praiseworthy care, exam
ined thoroughly the fragments of the vessel,
and spent two hours in a search for any of tho'
crcw or passcngers, reluctantly lcaving the
spot only when all rcasonable hdpe seemed at
an cnd. The beach for nine or ten miles was
strewed with what wcre supposed to be frag
ments of the vessel. The Pulaski left Charles
ton on l nursuay lasi, anu u is uiougm ran on
the shoal on r nday m the gale. It blew very
hard from the North East, and rained for three
Confirmation of the Loss of the Pulaski.
The drcadful, and wo almost fear, the worst
tidings of tho wreck of the Pulaski, and of the
destruction of the grcater portion of her pas
sengersand crcw, are confirmed by the anncx
ed slip from thc Norfolk Bcacon, of Wedncs
day last :
Another Dr.nADTOL Accident. Upwards
of 180 Lives reported to have been Lost.
From passcngers who arrived in thc Cars from
Wilmington, wc Icarn that thc steam packet
Pulaski, Captain Dubois, which left Charleston
on Thursday evening last, with about 200 pas
scngers, bound to Baltimore, was lost on Fridav
night last, about 40 miles to thc southward of
Wilmington, North Carolina, during a hcavy
gale, in whicl) her boiler .exploded. Eight pcr
scns were killed by thc bursting of thc hcilcr.
The boat sunk an hour after thc explosion.
Prcvious to thc sinking of thc steamer, a boat
with 21 persons left her, and in approaching ths
shorcs, five of the number wcre drowned. We
have also been informed that tho mate, (suppos
ed to be Hibbard. formcrly of this place, atul
who brought thc melancholy tidings o Wil
mington,) was the only person of the ontiro
crcw who was savcd. Two ladies, who wcre
in the boat, got ashorc safe.
From the Sunday Morning Ncws June 24.
We have this moment had a hasty conversa
tion with one of thc passcngers who was savcd
from the wreck of the Pulaski. Ile gives some
vague cncouragemcnt that more persons have
been saved than is stated in the published ac
counts. Our informant states that at the linie
of the explojion, the brutal captain was bclow
in the cnatfie room, in an ancrv disJk.t-witfif
iuc I'lJgiiiccT, iiircuiuiiiiig ii.m wiiij0Km.'l)CO 11
he did not pul on more steam. At this instant
our informant was looking down the skylighr,
a witness to this contest. The explosion hcro
took place, and the captain was sent into eierni
ty, if possible thc first victiin of his rash folly.
Sunday morning, G o'clock.
By the politeness of Capt. Shultz, of thc
stcamboat Swan, from Philadelphia, wc have
just received the gratifying intelligenco that
rUlRl Y moro of the passengcrs in the Pulas
ki have been saved.'
They were found hanglng to the uppcr dcck
of the wreck in a very exhausted state, having
bcen so for FOUR davs. Thev wem lnkn
olT tho wreck by a schooner 17 days from Wil
mington for Philadelphia.
The names ; as far as wc can learn from'
Capt. Shultz, are Gen. Lamar and sister, also
Gen. Heath. This information was obtained
from another passenger bclonging to tho Pulas--ki,
who arrived in this city this morning.
Half-past 6 o'clock.
LATER. Through the kindness of Mr".
Swan, of the Mail litie, wc have been PivoroJ
with a slip from the Wilmington, N. C. Adver
tiser ; containing the names of the persons ta
ken from thc wreck, with other particuiara,
which we annex.
Arrived by the stcamboat Swan, Can'. Shultz,
this mornins, thc followins passcni'ers from
thc wrepk of the Pulaski Mr. C. Ward, of
Savannah ; Mr. C. B. Tappan, N. Y., Mr. W. -Robertson,
Mr. W. C. N. Swift. Left at Bal
timore, Mr. Cowper, Mrs. Nightingale, Mrs.
Frazier and son, Mnjor Heath Mr C. Lulz.
cnburgii, remained at Philadelphia- Tho above
gentlemen stato that as they were lcaving Wi.
mington, it was reported that thirteen others
had just landed on the beach near Cape Look
Naurow Escape. The stage from Elmira '
to Oswego overturned the night of tho 7th ncar
Oswego, and came near tumbling the passcn
gers, iweivc m numDer, into ine ousqucnanna.
No ono was scriously injured.
Eclipse. The great annular eclipse of the
sun will occur on the 18th of Septembcr ncxt,
between 3 and 6 o'clock P. M. and will be
visible ii. all the northern part of tho western
Exteavagance. A sale of old wincs too
place at Philadelphia, which is calculated
have realized upon an avcrago half n dollar for
every wine glass full. The produce of the sale
was full fifteen thousand dollars.
British and French Blockade. Fears are
entertaincd at the South, that Francc and Eng
land may form a league to take possession of
Cuba, and some of the important ports of Mex
ico, and divide them among themselves. Great
Britain taking Cuba, and France the Mexican
2A malignant scarlet fe ver, pre vails at Thomp.
sonville, Connecticut, and in the vicinity.
Twenty children under 9, years of age have
dicd of it. -