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rillDAY, NOVEMBER 11). Riranna .Varigutivn. The annual meet ing «.r the Kivannu Navigation Company takes place in this town on Tuesday the 8th of December neat. The importance of the objects for which this Company has been es tablished most strike every reflecting mind with peculiar force. There is, perhaps, no improvement contemplated in Virginia, more entirely practicable by the means employed, and the effects of which will be inure deci sively beneficial. The solicitude which has been so long manifested by that extensive district of country interested in the Riranna trade, for ita permanent improvement, indu ces the hope that the people are already de termined to accomplish an object which justly deserves their attention. It is a re ceived axiom, that whatever tends to facili tate transportation to market, enhances the pioductivo value of labor and capital. The farmer, tho merchant, the mechanic, indeed every man whose interests ye identified with the prosperity of the country, needs only to calculate the immediate advantages which he will derive from an improvement of our navigation, to satisfy him, that it is an object alike interesting and important to all. 'I’he aotual losses which have been sustained by many individuals in consequence of the pre sent bad navigation, would more than meet tho quotas which it would be necessary tiiat wa should contribute to accomplish a cheap, certain and speedy navigation. On tha other hand, the actual gaiu which we shall derive from a well improved navigation, will in a vary short time repay ua all that we maj* contribute to this end. Besides the staple ar ticles of wheat, flour, tobacco, &c. which we bow transport to mantel, an improveu navi* gallon would bo the means of opening new channels of trade and of bringing a vast ac cession to the agricultural and other pro ducts which we now raise for market Ma ny articles of great bulk, and othera which ara now esteemed not of sufficient value to bs raised by our farmers for market, would immediately become worth our care, and would amply remunerate our attention. Wo would cite the articles of Hay—lieinp—Ci der—Apples—Potatoes, and even Onions, &c. &c. which mro now brought from the Eastern Stales and sold above tide wuler in Virginia. Why is this? Not, surely, be cause wa cannot raise them as cheaply and as good as they are raised elsewhere in the United States, but because we ennnot carry them any distance O market. If, then, the oost uf Irausporlatiua is diminished, it follows that bur means of wealth will be augmented in proportion as we save on what we now sond to market, and are enabled to bring now subjects of trade into action. Tlio lime is come, too, when we must turn our attention to these things in Virginia. The deprecia. tiou of our slaplutiadc, renders it important that we should buy as low and as little as we u*u and sell as high unit as inncli as possible. These, however, are general considera tions, which have doubtless bad their weight with those who have already slept forward with so much public spirit to effect the im provement of ths ilivanria. It is not the ge nerous ardor of public spirit, however, which we would invoke on this subject. It addres ses itself to the interest of the most selfish, ai;d must awaken a desire of private gain with those who calculate most scrupulously. Besides the advantages of this iiiipiovcmunl to our community, by rendering every’man richer who sells or buys, it will bo a source of productive wealth to the Stockholders We do not advance this opinion without frankly stating our reasons. The most sceptical will admit, that this is to some extent, a matter of fair calculation. We will then furnish the data whence we derive our conclusions. We will assume as a fair basis for the es. timales which we make, the amount of pro duce, merchandize, &c. &c. which sought a market through tho channel of this river last year, or which wns wagoned fo market along its bsnks for want of a sufficient navigation. We hare been informed by a gentleman of very accurate observation, that there wore ground in the season of 1829 at the Palmyra Mills 32,000 bushels of wheat—at tho Union Mills 22,000—at tho Buck Island Mills 23,000 -and at Shadwell 22,000, making in the aggregate 99,000 bushels ground at four Mills below Churlottesvillo. At the Park, Hydraulic, Duke's, Rodes’, Divers*, McCulloch's, Harper’s, Tu Inch's and other Mills, an aggregate of GO, 000 bush els ground above Charlottesville—which and ed to the number of bushels ground below, makes 159,000 bushels; from which 31,400 barrels of flour were produced, which would yield a toll of $3140 at the rntes of ten cents per barrel. It is supposed that GOO hogsheads of tobacco wore shipped on tho Rivanna du ring the year 182ft, which at a toll of 75 cents per hogshead would yield $450. WefUppose that the ascending navigation would yield a proportion of one fifth of the descending, ac. cording to the estimates of the Board of Public Works as to the trade of James Riv. er. We have been informed that about 20,000 barrels of flour were received at Scotlsville during the year 1829, It is known that a portion of this was carried through this town, When wo iscollect that much of it also was carried from points nearer tho Rivanna (Han to Scottsville, and that a turnpike communi cation now connects tho Rivanna with Rock Fish Cap, we think it probable that a consi derable portion of the flour trade of James river will he diverted to the Rivanna. Much of the tobacco, wheat and flour raised in the northern and north-western part* of Albe marle have heretofore been carried to market in wagons. We must presume that this will be carried by water whon ihe Rivanna is im proved. W© must also presume that there will bean increased quantity of each article shipped to market, besides the various addi. i tional articles which will find their way to j market on a well improved navigation. In addition to this, the opening of new lands, 1 tha improvement of those already in cultiva tion, and the genera) advance of oar country : iA eredeetive wealth and population, must I | increase the amount of all article* both in I I the descending and ascending trade, j We suppose then that 31400 barrels offlour , j may yield a toll of $3140—(500 hogshead* of, j tobacco at 75 cent* per hogshead $450. The aso-nding trade $718. The accession from all the causes here enumerated to the* Rivan tia trade, beside* many article* which arc omitted, would probably yield’one half the above amount, say $“215-1. making an aggro, gale of $G.4t5*2. In this estimate wo hive al lowed nothing for many articles which aro now, and have always been shipped on this river, as Plank,* Bnrrel Staves, iVc. &e. nor any thing for the tolls below the Palmyra Mills, which are situated 15 miles above the mouth o< tho River. Theso omissions will more than counteihalunce any error in the preceding estimate. Tho contracts of the company forexpendi. ture on the improvement of the river amount to about $20,000, leaving several oontracts tube yot made for the improvement at Mil. | ton, Stump Island and CumpbeH‘4, which may amount to $7,000 more ; in the nggre. gate $3(5,000. The expenses of lands con demned ond other incidental expends ncces ' sary to complete I lie improvement, may amount to $4000 more, making in 4II a sum of $40,000. Upon this capital nil interest of G per cent would yield 2,400. Wo have en deavored to gIiow that the actual gross in. come of tho company will probably amount toG,4t52, leaving a siupIus'”of income above six por cent of $4,002 •Note. Iu tho settlement of tho claims to toll by Wood s assignees last spring it ap.' peered in testimony that an average of up wards of 300,000 feel of plank had been sent to market down the Kivanna for a period 01 many years. Celebration in honor of the Frertdt. The Committee of arrangements, act ing on behalf of the citizens of New York, met on Friday evening to con sider the plan of celebrating the recent triumph of lilierty in France: Col James Monroe, late President cl the United Slates, was called to the Cliuir^ and Albert Gallatin, Waller Qiiwrm and Thomas llertiell, Lsqrs. were ap pointed Vice Picsidt nts. Daniel Jackson and M. M. Noah, were ap pointed Secretaries. On taking the chair, Mr. Monroe addressed the meeting ut some length, ul'.h>A)gh in a vetv d» licate state of health. He remarked, that the cause (or which the people of Franco had re cently contended, and in which they were successful, was of th^deepest in terest—it was 11:0 cause*ol' mankind, and all nations Would feel its influence. He alluded to the foimer revolution of France, a part of which he had himself witnessed, and contrasted the bio uly scenes which characterised that event with the humanity of the recent suc cessful one. In both revolutions La fayette was an actor—in tbe former, he was sent prisoner to a dungeon; in the 1 itier, he had been elevated to the highest post of honor, and stood lore most in the affections of the French people; and I e trusted' his life would long he spared to enjoy so distinguish ed a [.lace. In the course of his re marks, he hastily recounted ti e princi pal events of our own revolution, in which Lafayette bore a conspicuous part , he saw him when he was wound ed at Brandywine —was at the captuie of Lord Cornwallas, &,c. &.C.; and he remarked, there never lived ,a greater patriot, or one more truly ti e friend ol the rights-and liberties of mankind.— At the conclusion of his speech, the citizens gave him three cheers. The Committee agreed that the cele bration should be held on the 25th in stant, the anniversary of the evacuation of New York in 1783. Thq celebra tion is to he generai, embracing the ci v;l and military bodies, public schools, firemen, Sf c. At a dinner given in Savannah in honor of the French, the following was given among the regular toasts : The President of the U. S. Genera* Anf’re.v Jackson—The hero &. states man—hrave in tlie field ol battle, wise and just in the cabinet.—[9 cheers. On this t i.ast being given a pyramid placed in the centre ol the two ex tremes of the table, elegantly ornamen ted, having on the four side9 the letters P. L. VV. J. for Phillippe, Lalayette, Washington and Jack.'Ou, exploded, presenting, as by enchantment to the company, ihe bust of Andrew Jackson crowned with a lautel wreath, brilliant ly illuminated. The effect of this magic work of pa triotism and love to a gieat tnan was electric, and called forth thunders o applause. The papers from all quarters notice the season as remarkably mild and pleasant, affording second crops of gar den vegetables in many places, such as green pdas,'n ips, 6cr,. In this neigh borhood ripe strawberries were gather ed in the fields, a few days since, by one of our citizens, who pronounced them excellent. LATH AND IMPORTANT. , The Packet Ship Bi ighton arrived at N. York, brings London pa ] ors to the svenin* of the 15th ult. ('Hie weather had been so thick at sea, as alias been im shore, that the Brightnu had been nimble to take an accurate observation r,,r oiore than a week before her arrival. The Josephine Intel been able to make hot one observation during her passage, uni for the last four days had navigated alJ the way from George’s Ba«k by sounding, not being atile to see during that time three lengths of the ship a head !) The intelligence from Brlgium by tho last accounts seemed to point to pe;fce—in Spain, to tumult and insur rection. In Fiance, there had been no important events. Commissioners had met to adjust the terms between the Belgians and the Dutch—and some arrangements were likely to be effected. The eyes of fire people are beginning to be turned to wards the Prince ol Orange—an union with I* ranee—a republic—-a limited monarchy under different persons, (the Saxe de Coburg among others,^ hate been spoken of—But France has decli ned all union and all ii>ter|>osiiiou, wah the Netherlands. A Republic is not a favorite measure with ilie majori ty ol the people, nor one that is calcu lated to please the surrounding states, or to save a small slate from inlet rup tiou. Many persons were, therefore, talking of the Prince ol Oidnge, who seems to have won s ond popularity liv his conduct at Brussels and his recent proclamation. A cot respondent of one of the London papers under date of Brussels, Oct. 12, says, that “ The place Hunters are hard at work to make the best terms for themselves. The Prince of Orange is to reign over the ilelges as a nation! for ever separate and distinct from the Dutch, and of course none but Belgians can hold the posts of profit under the new king._ Such is the present object of the lead ers j hut still the consent of the people is to be obtained,and that is not very luvorable to the Prince of Oringe._ But the iinal settlement wi 1 proha bly depend on the National Conven tion, which is summoned — to be com posed of 200 Deputies distributed a mong tbe Administrative Districts._ 1 he suffrages ot the E ectors are deter mined by a late proclamation of the pro visionul Government ol Belgium._A report had heeu put in circulation that Prussia was collecting a force on the frontiers of Belgium. t mm Spam the most unpromising account states that preparatory corps near Bayonne, consists only of 4000 men, that it has been distracted by discord among tire Chiefs, and was a hout to disperse lor want of funds.— I his account, however, requires con firmation— and it is said with more truth, perhaps, that the superior genius of Mina has silenced all competition, and is organising the force for action! One thing is certain—that the Court ol Madrid is excessively, alarmed by the Signs of the Times. They have had recourse to a system of intimidation!— They have issued a desperate Decree, by which his .Majesty declares subject ed to the penalty of death, any oi his subjects implicated in plans directed to the establishment of a different form of government, or to the facilita ting^ the emigrants the means of accomplishing a similar object, or giv ing them advice, or avy sort of cinni/iu nication, contrary to the views of his Majesty's Government. But this san guinary decree, [says a Madrid cor respondent of a London Journal,] has produced a very different effect to the one intended by the Government ; it has been received with scorn and in dignation, and works powerfully in the Public mind towards the rJesno of a change. Movement of the Prussians.—The most prominent, and by lar ihe most important item of intelligence contain ed in these papeis, is the following let ter from Ostend. It was received l>y the London Morniiig Herald, by an ex traordinary ex| rose, at 6 o’clock in the morning o| October Illth; and iirime diatedy published in a second edition: Osteiitl, Monday, Oct. If.—*' 1 hasten to send you.the important com munication which has jost be* n made to me, that a Prussian army has enter ed Belgium. They opened at three several points—first, hy increasing the garrison of Luxembourg, (whe.e 4000 Pmssians always were l>v treaty,) to I G,f»00 men—next, by iMaesliiclii, with GOOD men — and then at a point more north in GneMets, winch I cannot distinctly make out, with 8000 men. The whole are to be directed on Brussels. It is further saiil, that the Prussian force destined lor this service amounts altng«ther to 50,000 in* n, and that Prince Albert who lately married the daughtet of the King of Holland, is at their head. " Aware how newspapei intelligence is perverted to stock exchange purpo se'» I think it right to keep myself clear of any charge of that nature, by saying that the above intelligence has not been communicated to me in an of ficial shape. I believe it, however, to he true—and the English family lo whom it was sent, by a friend from Maesiricht, are acting upon it, and in tend to quit this country nnTufsday. “ We without any additional in telligence from Brussels. “ ll Ihe Provisional Government are acquainted with the march of the Prus sians, they have not yet communicated it to the people. A repor*, however, prevails, that M de Potter has gon** to Paris, and if the news be true, it is> probable that he has done so to demand assistance." It is equally unfortunate and unac countable, that its out different files ol London papers, nil of the I4lh are missing*—go that we have no means of judging what degree of reliance, or whether any, was attached to this in formation hy the most intelligent of the Loudon press. In the London Stand ard of the 15th, however-, we find a letter front Pans of the 12th, which, besides weiring an important aspect in other respects, cm robot ales the infor mation of tbe Morning Herald. We quote the wboje passage : Mt is announced, by letters ftom Merlin and Frankfmt, tiiat the King of Piussia had actually marched 15,000 troops to the frontiers of Belgium, and that 10,000 further troops will soon follow their steps. If this statement he true, the question will become in creasingly complicated—since, if the civil war between Holland and Belgi um, shall rage soon with increased violence—it cannot be supposed that the Prnosian forces will remain inac tive, or mere idle spectators of the passing events. The King of Prussia, with a view of suppressing this rev«>ln lionary movement, has directed ihe tax on the vineyards not to be collected ibis year. This measure, though late, has given, it is said, dhnstdeiable satis faction, ami tlie Government is more popular. It is added that the King of Holland tins received real assistance, hum Berlin; in the shape of both mo ney and men—the Prussian forces arriving as travellers or private iudivid Uils, habited in the dress ol" private persons. Ii is said that the King oi the Netherlands, being assure I ol the non-intervention of either I'.ngland or France, has resolved on fighting out the question with the Belgians, and on not submitting *.o the separation of Belgium from his throne. We have born favored with copies of the f-illowiug interestin' articles.— Tho leu r and tire step which it an nnunces on the part oi tire Duke ol Orleans form a striking incident, arid mark strongly the spirit of the times. A letter from General Lafayette of October Slh to a friend in this city, says, 4‘ We hail a review on Saturday, in which the Duke of Orleans, Prince Royal, figured as a simple;canjvmiei. Mrs young brothers are also enrolled as simple soldiers in the batallmis of the National Guards.”—Act iuual I • Itlligcncer. NATIONAL GUARD OF PARIS. Order of the Dm/, Sept. 13/A, iS$0. liic General Commander in Chief believes that he cannot render more acceptable homage to the sentiments of the King in favor of t\ie National Guards than by publishing, in an order of the day, the letter with which he was hunoied after the grand review made by the Citizen King. Influenced hy the same motives, the General Com mander in Chief hastens to make known to his brothers in arms, not on ly the wishes, but also the very expres sions of the young and patriotic heir to the national throne : Their comment will be found in the heads of all the National Guards of the capital and of the whole kingdom of France. LAFAYETTE. Palace Jtoyal, 11 th September, 1830. ^ <>u will not be surprised, my dear General, at my desire of entering into lbe ranks of this glorious National Guard, which you have commanded at the two grea» epochs of our modern his orv, and the heroism of which you have, each time,so nobly guided. To serve in that Guaid is the duty of all good citizens ; and more than any j other, do 1 wish to fulfil it. It is in the Artillery ol the National Guard that 1 | desire to he enhsted as a soldier, he. cause, in the arms of defence I shall be able to renderservice without encroach ing on my other duties. I avail myself, with eagerness,of this opportunity to renew to you, my mar General, the assurance of all the senti ments which I already entertain to wards you, in common with that army of citizens to which 1 shall now he piourl to belong. Your nffectiomite FERD. PHILIPPE D ORLEANS. The ex-rr.inislers of the ex-king of France are iikily to escape the punish ment of death lor their political offences, j A debate to<k place jn the Chamber of Deputies on the evening of the 8th of October, on (lie subject of the total ami immediate abolition ofthe punishment of death, which ended in the adoption of Hti amendment, proposing that the Chamber should addiess the King in order to obtain from him the proposi tion oi a law to abolish capital’punish ment for a great number ol specified of fences, especially for all political crimes. The amendment was supported by La fayette. The address was accordingly delivered to Louis Philip, who replied as follows. Gentl. men—I receive with great sal mfaiiou tie address which you have pte-mnted to me. Thd sentiments to which you give expression have been a longtime in my lieait. Witness,from niy earliest years, the frightful abuse of the punishment of death in political matters, and of all the evils which have 4 Mil H resulted from A to France and humani ly, I have cotifanijy and warmly ad#o caled its abcliqnu. The rfincmfjptoce a * I aft* JkUdft a * AM * A MM 1. A* -ft i A A 1. ^ I of these times of disaster-attthtjjnimd anchoiy feeli^a which op when I turn my thought* uretf^nie 'mibem. will aff »rd you a sure pledge of the ea gerness with ahich I shall hast n to I;1 y before you t project of law Conform* able to your tews. With respect to mine, they wll never ho completely lull! led until ne have entirely educed trom our code ill tl ose rtgours and pen alties at which humanity aud the pres ent state of sofiety revolt. It seems preamble that the great pop ularity ol the K og, aud the deserved m llueuce ot La uyetie’s opinions, will have a tendency to lecotictle the j»eo ple ol Paris tolhe object immediately intended by ins proposed measure. The Loudon Sin, speaking on the subject, says- The question will now tie looked uoor by the French people, us the King's cum, one hi which he is personally nierested ; aud we doubt not Ins excessuL* popularity will euahlu him to cairy u lirough. Still it cannot he denied that i vast mass ol the pupu** lalion are him,on se-mg the severest measures ol jiislue dealt out lo the Ex-Ministers, and trial in the event of their disappointment, much acriun n lotis pany spirit will be brought into play." The fillnw'ing lively Mticle upon the affairs ill Franco uml other foreign na tions is Ituin the Jo .11 Hull. D-.es any body tuippose thal «»)«! Talhyiand would come here, at this lime id life to I).; carried out of a steam packet, carried up .-tors at the Slip at Dover, packed up lor Loudon, and hurried about town alter Ins Majesty's Mini.-ters, il lie laucied ib.ogs would go ms smoothly in France T Not lie_ In* is too cunning ny half to sacrifice all Ins comfort, and surrender the place and popularity he possesses in l'ans, to eomr upon a foggy winter in London where he is either not known, or if known, haled and despised, if he were not sure that the thing will tumhle to pieces; nnd anxious t> be clear of the ruins when it falls, nnd ready in En gland to take Untffttenlh oath of uile giance to suite new power, that will spnr.g ut> in the coins.! of the next half year. It remains to he seen what ef lO'-ts the Belgian insurrection will pro duce on the affairs o! Franco —hut of one thing w- a e certain, tha if the Government should, in the event of the condemnation of the Miui-ters, think it right (o proceed to execution the mo ment III which the axe fallsj on toe neck of the first victim will be the last ol the present patchwork monarchy.— It is quite clear that events have fully justified all v e have always said on the subject of Spain, on her prosperous stale, on her increasing wealth and comfort, and on the peaceable and toy al feeling* of her people. The agita tors are rejected by the Soansih nation —and, as in Portugal, tho habits, cos tume, manners, and prejudices of the populace, are hostile to innovations, which they tin not desire, and to a fo rrign soft of liberty, which they do n>*l relish, nr even wish *or. $ 15 REW ARD. RANAYVaY from the subscriber, livm<r near Gordonsvili ,Orange county, Va. about tite first of October last, a Negro Mm of the mine ol EOUDOl N, betw ecu thiity .seven thirty eight years ol«l, five feet nine in*- Itea high, of yellow complexion, ha* a fierce look, walks very erect, very quick in reply when spok* n to, and altogether quite a sprightly and good looking mulatto fellow. Said negro Man formerly belonged to Mr. Jotm W at-*' n who resides hi the tippet part ol the county of A1 Kjmarle, in the neighborhood o: which place he" is probably now lot king 1’he above reward of Fifteen Dol l.n.**, will be given for said innl iito |* I lovv tl delivered to tbe subscriber, or I en Dollars if secured in any jail so that I g* t him again, and all reasona* ble charges pa.rl. '* ILL!AM BOSTON. G irdonsville, Orange co. Va Novr'rnher ID- 10 if 'Phe Editor of the Staunton specta tT will insert the ab»>ve thren times and forward Ins account to this office for i o'Ice l ion. Virginia State Lottery FOK the bonefii o| th * Petersburg Bone vf,lent .Mechanic Association, Clare No. 2 for 16.30. To be drawn at Lynchburg on Thursday next the 25th November atom o clock. Sixty Number l.ottery—-nine drawn Ballots. Splendid Scheme. 1 prize of 1 . 1 1 5 10 10 20 35 51 51 51 &.c. At c Ate. Whole tickets $5, Halves $2 50 Q-irarlers $1 25, in a great variety t nmnles at WATTS’ OFFICE. DRAWING nr the Virginia Stoic Lot tefy frr the benefit of the Petersbnr| Benevolent Mechanic Association, class N i 1 for 1630, 5(i, G, 2.1, 30, 7, 25, II, IW, 63, 17. .FINE OUT TOBACCO JUST received and lor sale by K. WATTS. 10.00C I0,i;0t 10.00C 4,2/C 1.00C 50C 30C 20,j 10(1 511 4(1 30 Murder—An Inquest has been held on l lie body of John Read, tonne! dead yeur the residence of Mrs. Geo. Blake ly, Richmond. i he Jury say, that the said Read "as murdered by some person or per sons to them unknown ; that the body had remained under water; that some murks of violence appeared upon the face, but not such as in their opinion was likely to produce death. They say, also, that the body when shown to them was suspended from a tree by two handkerchiefs in a Ravine in a northeastern direction from M rs. Groijto Blakely's. From the evidence it ap peared that the deceased arrived in Richmond on Thursday morning, the" 4th mat.: that there was no evidence going to pr >ve the slight, st mental ali enation. The Jury were satisfied that the decease! was suspended to the tree alter he had been murdered, and from the appearance of the body, that he could not have been remaining in that situation since the said 4 h. Evidence was adduced before the jury to prove, that tlie deceased was last seen at ihe house of R. Ainsworth, at Rocketts, who is proprietor of n sea man’s hoarding house; but as it wa* deemed not sufficient to authorise any proceeding agiinst said Ainsworth, no inent on was made of that evidence in the verdict. Murder uill out.—A few weeks since', in D •ylestown, Pennsylvania, in a ma trimonial quarrel between mail and wile, who kept a public house on the Broad Mountain, in the neighbouring i ««»unly of Northampton, the wife char ged her husband with killing a voting pedlar and hi* horse, burning Ins wa gon. and robbing hint of his money and goods. The quarrel was overheard, the parties arrested, and upon exaini nittou were fully committed to the County jail at Easton to await their tri al, We learn that the body has since been louiid near the tavern house and is supposed to be the body of a young i Ntr. Scebgsoti, who was last winter traced to the neighbourhood of Mauch Chunk, and never heardof afterwards. It is our paiulul duty to notice th« arresi ol Charles Wtunly, Leroy Jor dan and Anthony Evans—all oi'them cit zoos of Be lloid, heretofoie of re puiahlc standing, and one of them a magistrate of the county—charged with having defrauded the United States, by forging documents in the name ol Revolutionary Soldiers, anti drawing pen-dons upon them. We do not kn >w to what extent the fraud has been carried — nor indeed whether the parties are guilty—If they are Hot, they will soon be enabled to establi h their itiuoceiKe, and wipe off suspicion.—L. Virg. Separation of the state. A meeting of the citzens of Ohio county, Virgi nia, was held on the |>t insl. to delil e raie upon the propiieiy anti expediency of making an application to the Gen eral Assembly of Virginia to peimit so much of the S ate as lies north of a line drawn due we-t, from the south western comer of the State irf Maryland to the Ohio river, to be ceded to Maryland. ! A committee was appointed, to ascer tain the views and feelings of the citizens of Virginia, inhabiting north of the line above described,in re erence to the proposed cession, who are to re port to » meet ng to be held in January next. The Wheeling Compiler) states that the porti«iii of Virginia, embraced in the contemplated cession, consists of the counties of Preston, Monongalia, Tyler, Ohio ant! Brooke, with halt of the counties of Harrison and Wood. The Season.^ - Our oldest citizens re member no autumn like the prest nt. We have nt had no irtdications of W.nt, r—not even a k.l itjg frost. So lar from it, iude> d, wti saw- and lasted on Friday last, ripe Strawberries, gath ered hi an open field in Amlnest; and we learn that in sortie of our gardens the second growth of Plums are m-arly j as large as they are when at maturity. In the former part of last week, it was cloudy and damp, and on Friday we had a sharp rain; an ! it was aiiticipa ted that it would terminate in cold weather. But on Saturday die Sun came out with the biillntnry and wurmtii of an April day. L. Virg. South Carolina Silk and its Mnnu ' fueturt.— VV e have hi our possession a pair ol silk stockings, the matt rial of winch was raised by Miss Harriet Winn ol Wmsborougb m Fairfield isistitct,. and knit by that young lady’s hands; which every one to whom we have shown them, pronounce beantilul-— 1 bey certainty Hre beyond any idea we have formed of the perfection which this interesting culture had reached in S' Uil* Carolina, li is almost impossi ble to distinguish then from the finest specimens ol woven hosiery, and they entitle bur fair friend to very great praise of patriotism and ingenuity.— Such a specimen m our opinion settles toe practicability of silk cultivation in our Stile.— Camden Jour. A man in Pntsl wry has been fined $-0, for hurst w hi j if), ng Mrs. Anne Koyall, so as #todraw blood. The de fenoant (who was an anti-mason) pleaded guilty, but it wap insisted by Ins Con rise that the penalty ought to bo merely nominal, owing t > the bad char acter ol the prosecutrix, and in partic ular because of her abuse of the anti masons.