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tain the news of a
gration at H amburg, by
bichl f0~to 2000 houses, embracing the
hest pa rtoftbe city, are laid in rvins. 30,
000 ichabitauts are rendered bouseless
.four large and splendid churches are con
- sumed, and property estimated at from four
totve millious sterling is destroyed. Hous
es were not allowed to be insured abioad,
but on moveable property there was a
large amouni of insurance in London, via.
at the Phenix 4,000.000) narks; at the
Sun 3,300,000: at the Royal Exchange
2,200,000; and at the Alliance 800,000.
These were the gross amounts, of which
-it was expected a quarter might be saved.
"A subscriptio. bad been spread in
London for the relief of the sufferers, and
?10.000 in gold alrtady had been sent to
Hamburg. The King of Prussia had or
dered a coltction to be made in all the
churches in the kingdom, and from house
go house. The King .t Prussia immediate
ly forwarded 25,000 dollars, the King of
Hanover 200,000 marks. Queen Victoria,
- Prince Albert, and the Queen Dowager,
joined in the subscription in London.
"A considerable number of lives were
lost; 40 or 50 dead bodies bad been fuund,
and 120 persons wounded. The amount
of the killed is supposed to be greater.
About a quarter of the city is destroyed.
'rTe population of the city is 150.000.
" There wais a terrible rail road disaster
an the Paris and Versailles Rail Road of
- the left bank on the 8th of lay. There
had been a grand fete at Versailles, a play
of the great waterworks, fireworks, &c..
and a vast number of persons were ira
versing the rail roads. The train to which
the accident occurred consisted of two en
gines and IS carriages. It left Versailles
at half-past 5, and the acci'lent occurred
at Mendon, from the breaking of an axlec
of the first engine, and the upsetting of tIte
second. The shocking partictiJars are given
in the annezed extracts,
" On its reaching a short distance be
nd Bellevue, the axletree of the first en
gine broke, and the wheels becominig e
acbed *om the vehicle, the latter got off
tbq rails, and placing itself across the road.
was thrown on its side by the shock of the
second engine. The latter, hurried along
by its own impetus and that of the train,
went over the firt engine, and was follow
ed by two open wagons, t wo of the second
clas, and a diligeuce, of which latter the
front part got above the back of the car
tnages which preceded them.
"The shock was dreadful; the wagons
were smashed in pieces. and a number of
persons were killed sad wounded. The
- uisfboune was aggravated by a still more
Oi 1htfl eireamsance. The fire of the first
6-=_ am. o AM MN Uhe second1
anibestenders, added fresh food to the fire.
The Amivt five carriages arriving over the
rurbace, were instantly ignited. and were
almost entirely consuined with awful ra
pidity. The sueceiding w agons stopped,
and the travellers alighted fromn them.
The consequences or this terrible mi for
tune were truly deplorable. Forty-three
persons pertshed, and fifty were meore or
less dangerously wounded. On the Girst
engine was, independently of the ordinary
engineer and stroker, Mr. George. (:tn En
glishman,) the chief engineer. Ott the se
cd, besides the engineer anid stroker, w as
one of the directors of the rail road. The
administration of the establishment recatns
among the dead Mr. George, the chiefein
gineer; two ocher engineers, the stroker
andi guard; and the directoir had his leg
broken and his shoulder put out of juir-.t.
"As soon as the authorities hec&enme
aware of the accident, the prefect of the po
lie repaired to the stationi of the railway
to give the first orders, and procure every
assistance. A mong the killed was the cel
ebrated circumnavigator Admiral D'Ur
ville, with his wife and child. They were
so mutilated as to be identified ith difl
culty. It was st 6Grst rumored that a sont
of Col. Thorn, of New York, was among
the missing, but it was afterwards ascer
tained that he liad ataempted to obtain a
passage in the train but had failed The
tame disappointment occurred to Mr. Jiul
svcr and saany others.''
" Letters from Athens orihe 2d of A pril
informs us that two rather severe shock.
-. of earthquake were felt at Patras, on the
38th of March. A similar shock was ex
perienced at Patras on the 25th. No mis
* chief was done; h ut it appears that somec
houses suf'ered by a shock which also took
place at the same time at Kalamatra and
Paats, May 7.
A rumor prevailed yesterday that a
conspiracy to murder the King had been
* (discuvered, to which, however, little cre
dence was at tached, the more especially
from the silence observed Iby the govern
ment journals last tight, and the absence
of alliallusion wthatever to it by any of the
journals this morning. I find, however,
* upon inquiry, chat the fact is hut too true
- --that a discovery has been made by the
police, which leaves no doubt of the exis
tence of a plot, not only to murder the
King, hut to involve in the same fate as
many members of the royal family as
ab~ sould be with his majesty at the chosen
.uont for the putting the atrocious plan
h conpirtors into execution.
t ppear. that during tho summer
the King is in the habit of driving
- ll ina large open cateche,
'"hQaeen and other mem
'~n.Upon such oc
* nattended by a
-horses are driven
'scthe idea of
h*has been in
* .thing nara
bore round upon tie premises i
to-Considere's wineibop in the <
'Ruo Montmartre. This Considere. has a
Awicibeee tried for complicity in plots to f
uisarder the King mnd each time acquitted. I
Bi~ was'one of those tried in connection I
Considere has been arrested, withl seven e
nthers. This conspiracy will lead in all 1
probability to more stringent laws. The i
police authorities complain that they have i
no preventive power-they say that no 1
matter how strong the moralcertainty may v
be on their minds that marked and sus. v
pected persons are planning wickedness,
yet that they cannot interfere; and then p
when the plot comes to light people ask c
what the police were about. Ofrwhat use I
are they? And what has been done with a
the secrect service money voted for preven- f
tive objects? Upon the other hand, Ile u
abuses to which so dangerous a privilege 1
might give rise cannot be lost sight of. Up 1
to Thursday night the police remained in I
igorance of what was hatching,"
The Gazette de Tribunaux of the 12th v
confirms the alledged discovery formed for c
the purpose.of awnssinating the King.
The investigation which commenced
immediately after the discovery of the
projectiles, bombs, &c in the Passage
Violet and other places, is still pursued
with activity. The number of arrests up 8
to the present time amount to about ten,
All the objects seized have been deposited
in the register'sotlice. The projectiles are ,
made in a perfectly new manner. A stone o
bottle, not very thick, serves as the envel- '
ope; this is covered outside with a thick 8
coat of inflammable matter which is np- I
plied to the extremity of those maiches e
called chimiques allemandes. Inside a I
quantity of powder and bullets are strong- p
ly pressed together, sona to produce a terri
Ile explosion, if the inflammable coating i
or the bottle should come in contact with e
any resisting tinIly. Numerous witnesses a
have been already heard, and they are
soon to be confroutcd with the prisoners. .
From thc N. Y. Jour-! Consmnerce, 2d inst. ,
tobtructim Fire.-A little befure ive a
o'clock yesterday morning, a fire broke
out in the upper lor of the large double a
four story brick building. No. 82 Clif'st.,
owned and occupied by Messrs. H arper & c
Brothers as a part of Iheir pubilishing esta- p
blishment. The upper story (occupied as e
a Bindery) and its contents were entirely v
destroyed. The contents nf the other floors v
were completely drenched with water. l
The loss is estimated at nearly $100.000; b
insured for $40,000.
This fire was the act of incendiaries. tc
The building was forcibly entered; and all c
the desks were broken open; but the vil
lains did not find any thing of value ;n them.
They then set the building on tire, ard A
All the reserved numbers of the publi- t
cations which the Ilarpers have issued for ai
several years past, are lost. But fortu
nately,. the stereotype plates, the engrav- ri
ed plates, viood cots, &c., which bavebeen ,
Another Firr.-About 9 o'clock last h
evening, a fire was discovered in the rear
uder cellar of the three story brick build- r
ing. No.20 Broadway. occupied by Thotm- c
as liopper, as a boarding house. The fire t
was extinguished with some slight damage a
by smoko and water.
Great Fire in Norfolk.--Tcenty1 Houses
Ilerald Ollico. Norfolk, -n
Thursday. June 3-54 A. S:- a
A fare broke out this mring at half past i,
3 o'clock, in a wvoodent tenement on Little a
Watwr street. next to the corner of Wood- si
side's Lane. which spread with great ra- g
pidity to the adjoiniang buildings, and was ,
not subdued until it had swept through to (
Widte W ater street, carrying in its destruc- ~
tive career, every building in the space be
tween Holt's Latne (eas) and Warren's
row, iut the rear of the Exchange (west.) hi
including iLaceste's block, in which the U. f,
S. Rendezvous; the row of buildings be-a
longing to the estate of James Woodward. -tl
Eq., andI the large brick house of the late .re
irs. Lappina. Kimiboll's brick building a
ws the only one destroyed on the north :A
side of Little Water street.
SWe have tnt ttme to ascert ain the pre
cise number of houses degtroyed, tbut judge I
halat it does nmot fall shortt of twenty. They Ii~
were all of brick, except two. but witht old (C
shingled roofs, very dry anid combhustibale,
nd mostly tenatnted by very poor people, Iii
(s, hose condition. in conise'quenc, is truly
deplorable.) anid a fews of them were sailor a
oarding houses.-Withm few exceptions j
hey were on lense grounld, and., we believe. (
insured. The Exchatge was in immninent i
danger, but experienced the same good i
fortune which attende'd it at the memora
ble fires of 1799~ and 1I.04 when the same h
ground wsas swe-pt by te destructive ole- ti
From the (Mdlls' Point) Commnercial Ilerald. L
On Sunday night, the 27th et., a few 11
minutes after 11 o'clock. our town was again t.
visited by oue of those violent tremblings s
of tihe .arth which are soof'tena felt in the
neighborhoo~d of N. Mladrid, whaicht town I
was partially destroyed by an earthquake Ii
in the year 1811.c
The violent convulsion of the earth near r
New Mladrid, which marked the year 1811, y
changed the course of the Miresissippi river I
formed the immense sheet of water known c
by the namorer Ohion and Wood Lakes. s
made high land where formerly alas fshes
sported in rays of the gettial sun whilst Ii
whole forest disamp pearing in frightful chasm
and rent', created by the reeltng and tunm
biing of teearthi. Even to this day the b
dreadful vestiges of "nature convulsed." s
can be seen by visiting~ the Obion and WVood I,
Lakes. Since the year i1811, more or less ti
shocks, as they are called here, have been d
yearly experienced at New Madrid and tr
within a circle around it embraciug many a
miles; but thti year we have experienced
two very severe shocks, one some few
months back, and the other on the 28th, as r
above mentioned. t
Geologists universally agree, we believe s
upon this point: that earthquakes owe
their origin to the interal force in the earth, '
whicb produces volcanic eruption. If it r
~not. peaptive, we should diferja
a this poin a far as
ile convulsions of the earth in this it
f country are concerned. Geologistsyi
ustain the opinion given above use ti*
illowing arguments: - All the countries
able to Earthquakes, are either enclos.
v an active volcanic cone, or have beei
i some past period the seat of volcanl
raption. Earthquakes usually precc4e
olcanic activity, and cease with theerup
ion." Now in our case. as far a we
now, we are not surrounded by anactie
olcano. nor do we believe. that this eoos
rv has ever been at a'y period thepiiejif
ogmnic activity. -
We have neither time nor space at the
resent moment to give a full explanatmid
roar theory. We reserve that for a .it
ire period;.we will only state that we AM
fthe opinion that the sudden risings a
aling of our mighty stream, the MissWi
ippi. which at times entirely inundait
be whole country-by forcing its waters
brough the earth and suddenly retreating,
irnis large subterranean caves, or vacumis
rhich fill with air, or rather gaseous uips,
rhich expand and seek a forcible Ocape
ausing the earth to-tremble as thoagkit
With a kind orcholin pincledad ver
ly the imprisonment ofunraly winds
Vithin her womb. Which for enlargc_,
hake the old bedlam earth, and topple doy
teeples and moss grown towers." -
During a late trip or the steamer Generil
'ratt, from St. Louis to New-Orleans; 0ee
f the passengers missed a aumof moi '
'he suspicions of the officers of th. boat
ttled down at once upon a couple of fel
ows on board. Nothing was said, how;
ver, until the boat hove to at the Natclms
mtds, when the crew surrounded the seis
icious characters, stripped them. .and
)und upoo one of them a roll of the list
winey. Nothing being round uponthe
ther. who called himself Clarke, he was
ct at liberty, while his friend was pinioned
the stanchions and punished with 6fiyas
were lashes as the sturdiest man of the
rew could lay upon his naked back. *
Clarke looked at this proceeding, and,
ot kuowing %% hen lie was well off, under
)ok to getup a distrurbance on his own
ecount. "I ask for justice." roared, he:
I.have been publicly searched, and I de
sand and %i ill have justice." "Suppose
'e search him again," said one of the o
or*. So at it they went, and the search b
roved effectual. Clarke's portion of the It
:olen treasure was found in hit boot,
-hereupon he wras instantly tied and j
Dred with fifty lashes, tighter, if possiife,
ian those which had been inflicted vlon
The two wretches were then set adrift
i make their way in life as bestbhey
Captain Shinley and Mis Crog tu.
St. Louis paper, after alluding (4rebef
est amount of sympathy and ind' ion
tat las been launched out upon c
on of Mi4s Croghan, discourses s sw:
Hear the facts now. We have M
om a gentleman who is wel lacquaiated
itt Col. Croghan's family.
as to tB* marriage. During the ale of
er stay there, she was pensiveisad, and
vidently love sick. She was Iery retir I
og, would not go into company, or re
ive the attentions of young men, and of
mn spoke of Captain Shinley as dear,
weet, captivating Capt. Shinley! She
'tuined to school, atnd tn every letter that:
he wrote home aflerwards. had something
say about sweet Captain 5! in a word, '
er friends lhad every reason before hera
tarriage, to believe that she was deeply 1
tnched to him. The captain isjust 52;I
hale, hearty. and handsome, fascinating~
rid elegant in his manners, and might ena
ly pass for 40. There is no accountingj
'r tastes, but the truth toe, that the union
as full as much desired by Miss C. as
apt ain S. Miss C. is more than 16, and.
any girls at that age are fally ripe in their j
idgements and feelings. She has writ
a to hter father that she is exceedinglyl
uppy, and should be perpectly so if her:
ther will forgive her. This hewill prb
bly do soon, necordinig to accodnts, and
te elegant captain will be saved from the.
ported assassination, or horse-whippine,
ad received as t he son ia-law of Col. C.
nd so this terrible mischief will end. C
Dealcaion.-WVall-street was unusual-I
interesting yesterday lby a defalcatio n I
thte old Ocean insurance Co. Thei
'ompany has been some time engaged in
indiag up its affairs and dividing its cap.
Yesterday morning the Directors were
stounded by receiving a notice from Mr.
as. S. Schermerhon, Secretary of the
om pany, that lhe had in the course of the
at six years abstracted over a hundred
ousand dollars of the Capital. which was
a pposed toa be S350,000. iM r. Schermer
orn has lost the money in stock specula
onis, anad all the time las enjoyed thbe most
nquailified confidence of the comparny anad
r all who ktnew htim. The fraud dates
ack to the times which tried men's han
ay-l836. Mr. Schermerhorn was at
is dtesk yesterday until arrested and taken
athe police, near the close of morning bh
iness-Jour. Corn. yh inst.
Rolber.-The putter of the Long Is- I
tad Bank at Brooklyn, while coming to
Vall-street yesterday morning to make his
schanges with the city Banks, had his 1
ocket cut open and robbed of the Bank
ocket book containing over 820,000 in
auk bills of varions descriptios and
heeks, abont half each. The checks
~ere of course saved, or the amount of
iem, by notifying the banks not to pay;
ut the bank notes cannot be stopped.-lb.
Mad Hore-A horse which had been
itten bay a mad dog ix weeks previously,
t St. Louis, on the 16th alt., showed vie
~nt symptoms of hydrophobia; he ran af
~r a man in the street with mouth esten
ed, foaming and apparently in violent ago
y : pitched against a fence and fell, when,
fler biting himself farionsly, he died
A t a late Bible class examination, the
sster having asked, 'what is said 'ofiJohn
5e Baptist?' receiired the following an
An~d this ere John came npqnit .r the
ilderness, and h6 was clothed in cam
iomiles hear, and he was girt about the
eck with a leather bridle, and his zneet
raeloco and wtld Qaions.'
EDGEFIELD C. H.
WEDNESDAY. Juwa 15. 1842.
Appeiarsent by Ike Gosra r.-John Collins.
wood, Esq., Notary Public for Charlesion Dia.
Mr7 We are informed that the following gen
lemen are candidates for election from this.
District, tothe Senate and House of Represen.
atives of this State:
For Selatc,-)Iaj. J. S. Jeter.
T. J Hibler, Esq.
For House of ReprCsentatirus.
Col. John Huict,
Maj. Tillman Watson,
Dr. J. 0 Nicholson,
Maj. George Boswell,
Col. James Tompkins.
Dr. R. C. Griffin.
Wiley Harrison Esq.
Dawson Atkinson. Esq.
8l7 We have received from Dr. M. Labore.,
i member of the Board of Regents of the Lun- f
tic Asylum, established at Columbia, S C.. a
opy of a pamphlet concerning said institution. t
rhe pamphlet is entitled, -Report of the Coin
niuee of Regents, Report of the Physician, I
teport of the Superintendant, Laws of the In
titution. &c. &r." We have read the above
roduction, but from the press of other matter
annot make any extracts from it. for this num- 9
er, but will do no in our next. We will then:1
so make a few comments upon it. We ten.
lor our acknowledgement to Dr. L. for li po
iteness in sending us a copy of the above men-.'
I' The great Bridge case which has excited
o much interest for many years was tried last
reek, in the Court of Equity, at this place.
,hancellor Harper presiding. The trial com
nenced on Wednesday. and was not conclud.
d until Saturday evening. The very large
mount involved, and the talent etngaged in
he cause attracted many spectators. And the e
nterest of the case was heightened. by a frank. t
ntelligent and imposing history of the struggle
etween htimiclf and the Bank of Georgia. for
his valuable property, which 31r. Shultz. by
ermission of the Court, was allowed to give. i
Ve were ourselves much grautfied with, aid
ave heard many others express their admit a
ion, of the lucid and powerful argumeut of the
ounsel for the complainanta. The cause is
ow in the hands of his honor. who will doubt
Dss bestow upon its consideration all that at
cntion and profound investigation which it, i
agnitude and importance to the parties de.
nand. It will probably be sowe months before
be decree will be known.
Mr. Shultz in the course of his remarks Im.
are the Court, whilst stating the manner in
vhicithe Bridge was taken out ofhis posses
ion-pointedly accused Air. Richard lienry
ie, one of counsel for the defendants, with a
ing one ofthe principal metor. an that partor -
he transaction; we quote as near as possible
Ir. Shultz's own language: Please your
tonor, Icaw these men," (alluding to Mir. Wilde
nd Mr. Hale,) 'coming. but who could have
bought, th'at a man at the head of a high and
ontorable profession, could leave his office and
et the part of a Constable, and that a Presi-.
cat of a Bank would leave his bank pailor
sad act the part ofa highwaymian, for the bridge
ras a highway. and the gate moy purase."
That Mfr. Shultz has been roughly dealt with
r the last twenty years, by a n~onied aristo.
racy we 1:ave no doubt, but we~ have a hope
at all his troubles will now cease, and that
be fruits of his honcst industry which have
seen forcibly detained from himt for so long a
ime, may now he awarded to him, and his de v
lining years made happy.-that he has been a a
enefit to the State, and particularly to this di.
riet none will deny, aod whilst the piresent C
asy mode of coanmunication between our sis
r State and our own, endtures, and the flour.
thing town of llamnburg stands, so long wvih
he name of Henry Shultz be respected by the r
itizeas of old Edgefield.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the-t
iank of Charleston, held in that city on the th i
nt., R. C. $mith, Esq., was elected d Direc- 1
ar in the place of E. Laffan. Esq., resigned.
New 11am pshire.-The l..egislature of N ewv
lampshire assembied oan the 1st inst., at Coo- r
ord, Josiah Quincey was chosen P'resident of
e Senate, and Samuel Swasey Speaker of
OIn the night of the 18th nIt., the Fcmalet
kcademy at Yorkville, S. C.. was entered by
nine unprincipled tscoundrels, who broke open
be desks, cut tup the scholars books, and de
troyed the piano, expressly purchased for the
ts of the scholaza of the institution. A reward
if two hundied dollars is offered for the detec- o
ion of the vagabonds. We hope that the per.
etrators of this auti age may be taken up and'
Murderers Escaped-The M1ayor of Colm
US., Ga., has offered a reward oif $500 for the
pprehension of Green and Cribbs, who were
onfined in the jail of that town for the murder
am named Arnett, and nmade their escape
a the night of the 3, instant. -
lis Magnola.-Thas excellent Mfagazine q
as again changed its location, and will hereaf
er be published in Charleston. We welcome
Swithin the borders of our own State, and sin
erely hope that its removal may result largely
o its advaneement and success.
It is the intention of its proprietors, to pub.
id the work simultaneously in the four cities
if Charleston, Savannah, Columbia, and Au- j
uta, in each of which responsible agents
ill be appointed, who will be supplied in time
or delivery to subscribere, on orbefore the Erst
lay in every month. The editorial duties will
hidy develve~upon W~m. Gilmore Sims, Esq..
sistedtby P. C. Pendleton, Eusq. Its mechan- 1
tal department will be superintendled by ,
ers. Burgeus& James, who pledge them-1
elves that thbo gnoliasin typocraphic air and
eostame. shall be worthy of the noble tamma
wears. Its name has received an addition, as
t is now to be calied. "The Magnolia" oil
'Southern Apalachian." We recommend the
work to our readers.
Temperasce Newspapsr.-We have received
he first number ofa new paper entitled " 'Ue
Washingtoniax. or Total Abstimcs Adiocate;"
iublished semi-monthly by James MeCa'erty,
a Augusta, at the low price of $1 per anum,
i single copy; six copies, toone address. $5;
zd tes copies, to one addresr, $8; payment in
1 cases to be made in advance. The Wash.
onian has been established for the sole object
af supporting the Temperance cause, it is there.
ore to be hoped that the friends of that cause
will give it their warmest support. We copy
be following remarks ofthe editorto Ins patrons.
- To our Patrons -To-day we issue the first
in. of the Washingtonian, anid from the very
iberal patrounge already given us, predict our
post saiguine expectations will be realized.
lot a short tame ago, and the idea of establish
rig a publication devoted to the cause of Total
tstinence. in this city, could noot have met
with the stspport necessary to insure itssuccess.
sad tie attempt of a work similar to the one
we have neidertaken. wiould have been deemed
ruitless. But. within a few short weeks, an
ntace change ia came over our city-the ci.
izems have risen in their might to support the
'ledge of the Washingtonians iad are now pre.
.:.red to sustain us. It becomes us then, as
ublic journalists, just entering tupon a now ca
eer, in return for the public liberality of the
nends of our paper. so readily evinced towards
as, to do (our duty in the mansner it devolves
spon us. We shall steadily observe the strict
,t regatsd for the morality of our paper, its use.
ulnese to societv. and the obligations we are
inder. to make it worthy the confidence of the
rople Keepoing aloof from all religious or
eslitical costroversesi-devoted to no sectarian
loctrine-it will he osur aim. to impress upon
iur fellow men the im.ortancs of an union on
asubject of vital interest to their welfare-the
velfire of our w hole country."
The Brother Jonathan of the 4th inst. r-tates
hat the G,-nessee Western Seminary. erected
n Lima, N. Y.. by the Methodi.,ta. in 1832. at
cost of abont $20,000. was destroyed by fre
ist week. There was insurance to tUe amount
f $15,000, the policies however, being assign
d to secure a mortgage for $20.000 held by
he State. Tie furniture % as principally sasv
d, and a portion of the walls will answer anew.
Our Riter -On Tuesday last ne had an
ncessant rain for nearly ite whole lay.
rhich must have extended some distance
p the country. as it has raised our river
everal feet. and it is still rising. with a
Prospect of more rair. It is now in fine
anatinag order -Humimrg Jour. 9th inst.
The Mails.-We will merely ask, why
i it that ne cannot have a regular mail
rom New York i It is too bad, that a mail
an lie received in Augusta one day ahead
f the one that should come to H amburg.
Surely the business of this place warrants
cuer arrangements, and we do not see
rhy the Post Master General neglects us
ua this manner, or perhaps his deputies. A
nail bag could be as easily despatched
rith tle Augusta bag 1rom where itis made
p, -as not.
Some months ago, we had a bag seat
irecs to the Wilmington and Petersburg
tail Road Age-na, and if matters are well
ttended to now, as then, we would receive
ur p~apers and let ters in time, liar all the
ackages for this otfice, are mtsailed d'rect
romn New York, Philadelphia, Washing
atn City. &c.
Will not the tatemlier of Congress from
bis district sec iots thsis derangement 1
Hail Sto'm.-On Sunday eveninag last
uis sectiosn of country was visi'ed by a trc
raendsous stormt of Rain and liail, accom
snied by high asind. Tihe Rasiu contin
eel to fall in ssorrenas for a ao or three hsours,
which caused ta cosasisderable rise ir. abe
saner courses, but we have nost hecard of
ny smaterial damusage being dlone by it in
Isis immediate vicinity. hiut in n space
tcoutntry a'move thais plac. eight or ten
miles ina extent, thae injuryr sustained by the
rops froma the flail, (si hnch was staflicient
iamany places to cover the ground) was
reat: fences were cara ied away by esnr
stnts farmased itn the fields, and lanud under
ultivationt severely washed. We head
ue farmer siay a lhe had a likely calf.
w.o week. old, and a large numbuer of
oung dlucks. '~hickens .ad turkics killed by
ie Ihail, whaich n as unu~uallyhlarge. The
:eather-, for several days previous, had
een topplressively hotl. but since th~e storm
ery cool for thse seasonl of year.- Green
lile Mlountaincer. li~th iust.
From Texas. -Imsportant.-News was
Lceived in town last evening to theeffcct
mat P'residenat lliouston has convened a
pecial sitting of Congress for the 27th
Judge Terrell. the Attorney General,
as been. sent to the East to concentrate
be troops in that section.
Two Mexicans were recently captured
na thec other side osf Corpus Chrnsti and
oth barought to Galveston. They were
reil treated and immediately liberated by
;en. hiouston. This is as it should he
ir whatever in dignities may bave been
reaped upon Texana prisoners of late) in
ortions of Mexico, thtere is little to be
ained and nao satidfaction to be obtained
y retailing misery upou persons who bad
o hand an those outrages.
The special call for an extraordinary
ession of Congress in Texas undoubtedly
as reference to the mnuch talked of inva
ion of Mexico, and the present state of af
airs in tihe aingle-star republic.
The above items are facts. There wrere
umnore, and ismportant ones, in town last
vening,in relation to movements ina TIexas
-we forbear publishing them until proper
More Violnr-Probabl.-We hear,
ust as we are going to press, that a Suf-.
rage meeting is to be helhd in Woouoockei
his afternoon, whetn it is expected by soaan
sat Mr. Dort will be present. The o
V this meettng, is said to lbe for the
ose of rallying the Suffrage muen inf
orthernm parts of the State, and
n encampment at Woonsocket, to'
V collecting sufficient fore to ena
)orr to mareba ngains to: this eity1.
appsethat IargeIodiesof q
that he was (
action he possib
his mind.-Preiofence rexi.
A Diculy &etled -A correspe n
in the Madisonian announces that a dii
culy with the government ofUruguay. has
been promptly settled by she interventiou
of Com. Morris, commanding she U. S.
.quadrmu. onthe Brazil station, and the.
American Consul, Mr. Hamilton. The
difficulty arose ftum injuries received by
uAmericat citizen at the hands or offi
cers ofthe Uruguay government-that gov
erument, upon a demand for satisfactioun
promptly awarded all tbat was desired.
From the National fuldligew. 4th int.
A TARIFF BILL
For Revenue was yesterday reported by
the indefatigable Committee of Ways and
Means of the House of Representatives
and now, if we may speak figuratively of
the business of the session, all the irons are
the fire. We wish that none of them may in
We have glanced our eye over the bill,
with a view to give the reader a general
idea of its character. It proposes to lay
duties on goods imported firom abroad, ou
the chief articles thereof, as follows:
On unmanufactured wool exceeding
eight cents per pound in value, thirty per
centum ad valorem.
On the same article of the value of eight
cents or under per pound. a duty of five
per cent. ad valorem.
On ell manufactures of wool forty per
cent. ad valorem, except carpeting. blank
ets and some other articles, on which spe
cial ad valorem duties are proposed.
Ott coaton unmanufactured, three cents
On all manufactures of cotton not other-'
wise specified, thirty per centum ad valo
On all articles of silk, according to their
character, thirty or thirty-five per cent.
On unmanufactured hemp, forty dollars
On iron, in bars or bolts, not manufac
iured by rolling, eighteen dollars per ton:
on the same article, made in whole or ia
part by ro!ling, thirty dollars per ton.
On lead. in pigs. bars or shes three
cents per pound.
On cut glass, rrom twenty-five to forty.
five cents per pound; on plain moulded,
and pressed glass, from ten to sixteen
cents per pound.
Ott all articles of china or any other
earthen ware, thirty per cent. ad valorem.
On tanned, -sole or bead leather, six
cents per pound, on calfskin, tanned and
drebsed, three dollars and fifty cents per
On all bund books In the Englisb lan
guage, twenty cones per pound.&c. - _
On raw sugar, two ind a half cents per
On teas, according to their quality,
twentyc.ents, fifteen cents. ten cents,
down to Bohea, on which a duty of three
cents ouly is proposed.
On sal t, ten cents per bushel.
Alfter going through a inug enumeration
of spectic duties, a duty of twenty per
centum ad valoretn upon all remaining ar
An additional duty of ten per cent. on
all articles imtported in foreiga vessels in
cases where a specifie discrimaaationl is not
tmad, in the bill.
All duties hereafter to he paid in cash.
Trhe bill also proposes to repeal the pro
viso of the Land Distribution Act which
suspends the operation of that act in the
event of any duty being laid by Congress
of a highter rate than twenty per cntam
Our Rail Road.-We rejoice to be able
to state that the Branch is now completed
to within about (our miles of Columbia,
and will in all probability be finished
through by the 28th inbt. A party, taking
breakfast in Colutmbia, reached here to
ttme for dinner ! So, as far as travellers
are concerned, it is already as good as
done. The scenery on the Branch to Co
lutmbia is of a pleasing and diversified char
acter, and the structure of the road is ex
cellent. It suI not be easy to find a more
agreeable place tu beguile ones-self with
a lucomousve ride thtan between Branch
ville and Columbta.-Chalson Mercury.
Te Indians on our Westfern Frontier.
Gen. Gaines has recently been making a
tour on our western and southwestern
frontier, for purposes of observation. In
a letter to some friends, he says: "I a8n
much gratified to have it in my power to
state to you that my recent visit of inspec
tion upon some or the most vital points of
our frontier. has resulted in a conVlctioni
that, if we do our duty with that ?aoal
courage desirable upon ordinary occasions,
ut most essential in times like the presenit.
to enable us to require negligent neighbors
to do their duty. we %hall be able certaiy
to keep the peace upon the wholc frontier;
and moreover to find most of the red na
tuons near us, hitharto unfriendly. caprt
cious, or of doubtful character, convertible
into faithfunl friends, or, if neesy, vg5.
Edward A. Smith, Esq., of Long Is
land, has raised on his farm an on-st
sed tohbe the largest eVer seenaatheU
States. The. atgimal is ahn
merely a fwc