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f lIITDAILY DISPATCH. =ZT S COWARDIN. Proprietor. ..nil! K. I LKAWANTH, Editor. TERMS - —£0 .Ml I 1 •q**re t 1 tnonth 00 i mw , r ' n ; ( r» do a mon«h. ?oo * 2° VdoWi d " a »<» i d 0 '? ~ k 1:511 do 6 do 18 00 1 do iw«* d 0 , y ,. ar 30 00 1 rar Communication, are charged at the same «.irrrtißo!TionU. . n nake a ">"V ; lo ", grr ■* in exact pn.port.on, and payable inad- "££- tdvcrtisetnentt Inserted once a week, twice **V or three times » week. «"ll barged V) • 7 r -he tirst insertion, aud .VT* cents tor each tents u> notice, inserted for 25 cent. ; Fu- W ■'_ $ cents , Death., without obituary or ggrn: nout' ° *- , f "Tuily Z\lriTCM" is .erred to .übscriber. jr o"i«<,»*' ur crn " r* r r< a \J2* 3 ' R -° £rrier weeify. Price for mailing, 64 a yearm ad ftcct*. _ — the weekly dispatch . sfced every Friday morning, and mailed • r P ov £,«!. x vk.k To CI.V.S for 65 .ixco- ISL for 610 thirteen copiea; tor 615 twenty co p 'f >r gOP twenty-seven copier .., iT |(-F - (ll R VrOCfToK DRY GOODS j\ vr ('u- l' FOR ONE MONTH LONGER. —It . in ,,, v --ible, on account of our still large stock , -rr!' to eftect the intended change in our busi r ,''. we herel'v inform our friends, customers nn.l .10 -enerally. that we will continue to sell at i some coeds for less, for one month longer, r. " vt ,., Vl , n - > ( io,l assortment of Domestic Goods * V'.'n i and a ureal many Spring and Summer Goods, w- 1 will open during this month; also 5,0(H) v-, .-w -- Check. Striped and Embroidered Mous- T . their value. We respectfully solicit a call tv,m* -01 in want of cheap and useful Dry Goods" Rrinsr desirous of closing out all our present «:oct ,-reat bargains may be expe:ted. I. MILLHISER Si BROTHER, j ft s—lm* - 193 Broad Street ivoTlo-2 KOHEVER-Sl' 1» E It I O R il READY-MADE CLOTHING—Store en larged, slock increased, styles improved and prices reduced.-The stock of ready made Clothing now on hand atNo. 102, ismuch too large forth'' season of the year, aiid the subscribers are «determined" to reduce it before the first of Febru ary. in consequence of having "very heavy pay mints'' to make sbout that time The cash must be raised and the Goods '-shall'' be sold, if those who are in want will only give us a call. Over* Coats of every variety of style and price; various styles winter Frocks; fine and medium Dress Suits. Pants, Vests. Shirts, &c. de 29 KEEN. CHILES & BALDWIN. IJiRGAINS IN CLOTHING—The sub- I> seribers being desirous to reduce their stock as much as possible before purchasing for the spring trade, are offering their fall and winter goods"at unusually lint prices, for cash. Among theirassoatment mav be found Over Coats of va rious styles and qualities, Frock and Dress Coats, Business Coats, plain and fancy Shirts, Under Shirts, Drawers, and almost every other article of gentlemen's apparel Persons wishing to pur chase are requested to call at No. 8"-, Main street, ja 16 J E HENDERSON & CO. MK, CALHOUN'S NEW WORK ON GOVERNMENT AND THE CONSTITU TION—NASH k WOODHOUSE will receive, in a dav or t wo, a supply ot Hon. John C. Calhoun s new work on Government and the Constitution. — Those wishing copies can seenre them by leaving their orders with the subscribers. ja 31 TO PERSONS LABORING CM'ER DYSPEPSIA.—BENNETT & BEERS, Drug gists, 125 Main street, have in store a fresh supply of Bermuda Arrow Root, Baker's Broma, Orvis's Corn Starch, Decker's Farina. Barley. Tapioca aud Sago, Frecii Oat Meal, Ai! highly nutritive and p'easant articles of Diet, which afford healthy nourishment, and at the same time will not disorder the most delicate stomach. They can also be used for Puddings, Ice Creams and other culinary purposes. fe 2 f CATALOGUE OF GAROKN f>KFOs», V/ warranted fresh and genuine, obtained irom tie celebrated Seedsman, R. Sinclair. Jr. &. C>~ Baltimore, soli by ROBERT R. DUVAL, 185 Miin street, under the American Hotel, Richmond, Va. These seeds are of ths finest quality, and such as will recommend themselves. They are from one of the beat seedsmen in this country. Artichoke, Green Globe; Asparagus, Giant; Beam, Red Marrow, Six Weeks, White Kidney, Large Lima, &c; Beets, Long Blood, Early Turnip, White Sugar, Mangel Wurtzel; Broccoli, Early Purple, Large Purple Cape; Cauliflower, Early and Lat *; Cabbage, Early York, Early Battersea, Large Fiat Dutch, (extra,) Drumhead, Purple, Green Curled Savoy, Drumhead Savoy, Early Sugar Loaf, &e, &,c; Carrot, Long Orange, Large White Cattle; Celery, White Solid, Red Solid; Cress, Broad Leal Garden; Cucumber, Early Frame, Long Green, Gherkins, &c; Corn, Early Tuscaro ra, Early Sugar, Six Weeks; Egg Plant, P"rple; Endive, Green Curled; Lettuce, Early Silesia, Ice, Brown Dutch, <Scc, &c, <fcc; Melon, Citron, Nutmeg, Watermelon, ike, Nasturtium; Orka; Onion, Whit" and Red; Parsley, Curled; Parsnip, Cup, Large Dutch; Pumpkin; Peas, Sinclair's Extra Early, Bishop's Eatfy Dwarf, Dwarf Blue Prussian, Dwarf, Green Imperial, Dwarf Marrowfat; Pepper, Bull Nose, Cayeune, &c; Raddisn,'Long Scarlet, Salmon, Red and Wuite Turnip; Rhubarb, for Tarts; Salsify, or Oyster Plant; Spinnach, Round Savoy; Squash, Early Bush, &c; Tomato, Large Red, ( extra;) Turnip, Red Top, White Flat, Dale's Hybrid Large Norfolk, Ruta Baga,&c. ALSO—Sweet and Pot Herb Seeds, Flower Seeds, a fine assortment; Bird Seed, Lucerne, Grass Seed. <!cc, &c. fe 4 REWARD OF 5,000 DOLLARS! 'PI! E information which we now nave from the A Portsmouth Office of the Bank of Virginia, gives us the whole amount of the money stolen Sixty-Six Thousand Three Hundred and Seven Dollars, and the particularsto be nearly as follows: American Gold Coin, $27 782 Notes of other Banks in Virginia about B,COO Notes of North Carolina Banks 418 Portsmouth Office Notes in $100 notes 18.900 Do 50 do 7,700 Do of otherdenominations, about 3.500 There being at the time of the robbery only eleven notes of the denomination of $100 in c-irco iation, the holders are requested to present them for redemption. The Board of Directors at Portsmouth have adopted a resolution that notes of the denomina tion of $100 will heretfter only be redeemed upon satisfactory evidence that they were not of those stolen. Of notes of the denomination of $50, there are only forty six lawfully in circulation, and of those stolen, there are one hundred and fifty four. Care on the part of the public in receiving money of suspicious persons, must lead to a recovery and the apprehension ot the robbers. The above reward will be paid for the recovery of the loss, or proportionally for what may bare covered by the Bank here, or the Branch in Ports mouth, as application may be made under either advertisement, limiting the reward of course to one •um. By order of the Board of Directors. ja 24—ts SAMUEL MARX, Cashier. DEYOND THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT. All who wish and have to purchase more win ter CLOTHING tor the present season, are ear nestly solicited to calliat No. 132, Main street The proprietor* intend in a few days to make a change. I heir stock is large and rich, comorising every ar ticle in the line of Clothiers, all styles and quali ties, irom finest to lowest goods; also, a lat of Ti-udlin and Carpet Jtnjs» on hand. We have, but a few days since, received our last receipt* of Over Coats and other heavy garments, for theiea »''U Beyond a Doubt, all of which must and shall be sold. Call aud examine our stock, even il you are not in want. Our present reduced cash price i will guarantee sales. J. D. GOODMAN &. CO., fe a itg Main street, opposite Eagle Square. H~~ARrER»f» MAGAZINE FOR FEB RUARY, and Blackwood's Magazine for Jaun ty, received by 3 NASH ft. WOODHOUBE. THE DAILY DISPATCH. MAGAZINES FOR FEBRUARY, AT O. M. WEST >v BROTHER'S. 11urj>er> Maaazine lor February—3s eta. InternMional for February—2s eU. Blackwood tor January—2s cts. Braithewaite's Retrospect, Part XXIV—il. The Life of Johu Sterling. By Thomas Carlyle— 61. Pctrifa-tMHis ami their Teachings; or a hand-book to the Gallery of Organic R- mains of the B' itish MuflQtitrt. By Gideon Algernon Mantell, L. L. I)., F. R. ST" 61,50. Lucretius; in Prose by Wauon.ln Verio by Goode —*1,95. A history and description of Modern Wines. By Cyrus Reading—6l,2s. j The forcgoiug are now volumes of Boliu's Standard Library- For Mile by fe 2 G. M. WEST &■ BROTHER. GHAIIA.H'M MAGAZINE FOR FKB RUARY.—Sartain for February, Waverly Magazine, American Courier, Saturday Evening Post. Boiton Museum, Flag of our Union, just re ceived by R. D. SANXAY, ja 30 • Bookseller. riKUINIA CONVENTION, IW9 30; J-tfer- V ton's Life and Correspondence; Y It Ymarfer O D Duwioldeb; Lawyers' Guide; Matthew's Guide; Tucker's Commentaries; Debates of 98; Hall's Di gest; Jefferson's Reports; Tucker, on Constitu tional Law; Anecdotes of the American Revolution; Swedenborg's Conjugal Tour; Pictures from Italy by Dickens, forealeby R D SANXAY, fe 2 Booksel 'er and Stat oner. |)KI<i()lll('AI,S FOR FEBRUARY, I —Godey's Ladys' Book, Ladies' Na tional Magazine; also, Lrndon Punch, Plough, Loom a' d Anvil. No 7; supplies of Harper's Maga zine and Lady's Book forJanna-y: also, Spirit of the Times, Arthur's Howe Gazette, Gleason's Pic torial, la-t numbers ; also, the Star Spangled Ban ner for 24 th January, just received by K. D. SANXAY, ja 20 Bookseller and Stationer. ARI'EK'S AND THE INTKRNA TIONAL MAGAZINES FOR FEBRUARY.— Also, the latest numbers of the N. Y. Herald, Spiiit of the Times, Flag of our Union, Star Spangled Banner, London Punch, Boston Museum, Gleason's Pictorial Saturday Evening Post, American Cou rier, Waverly Magazine, National Police Gazette, Arthur s Home Gazette, Sartain's Magazine, Lady's Book, &c. Received by R. D. SANXAY, fe 4 Bookseller. LIFE INSURANCE. THE subscriber, as the Agent of the New York Mutual Life Insurance Company, would again invite all who desire to lay up and secure a small fund for ihe widow and orphan, to give him a call, at No. 203 Main street, square'above the Banks. This Company being on the mutual principle, all profits accrue to the insured. Books explanatory furnished gratis, with all other information, by ja 28 CHAS. WORTHAM, Agent. ON EXHIBITION—OUR GREAT HIS TORICAL PICTURES OF THE LEGISLA TURK OF 1850 51, aud the Convention of ISSO-51.—Wt are now engaged at and have partially c impleted, the present Assembly. To those members who have favored us with a call, we return cur thanks, and those who have not yet sat, will confer a great favor by giving us five min utes of their time, in order that we may add their likenesses to those already taken, and be thereby enabled to present ihe members of the LEGISLA TURE OF 1852 with a complete picture of them selves, in a splendid frame, valued at two hundred dollars. The ownership of which will be deter mined by lot, without cost to the lot holders. Call at the Virginia SUy-Liglit Ifaguerrean Gallery, 145 Main street, above Governor. WILLIAM A. PRATT, Proprietor. P. S —Citizens and strangers generally are in vited to call. fe 2 NAYLOU'S OMNIBUSES will carry you from almost any part of the city in which you may reside, to the Daguerrean Gallery of MIN'NIS ifc WATSON, for 6i cents, and Minnis Sl Wataon will take your Daguerreotype in the very best style of the art for the very moderate sumolSl 50, and from that up to $15, according tosizeof picture,and style of case, frame, locket, &c., in which you may have it placed. They are sure to render you satisfaction, as thf y never allow y< u to take a likeness from t their Galle! y unless you areperfectly pleased with the same. An equi valent for the amount received is their motto. Re member, their Galleries may be found at 35J Main street, Richmond, and Sycamore street, Peters burg, Va ja 21 QRKTAMTB FOR HIKE.—I have the fol -0 lowing servants forhire, viz : 2 boys from the country, about 14 years of age, suitable for a brick yard or tobacco factory ; also two girls about the same age, accustomed to house wojk, also one wo man with three chrildren, and one old man suita ble for gardening or light work. JAMES T. SUTTON, Jr., Corner of Bank and 11th streets. N. B. Also, for sale, about $2000 worth sf Vir ginia Central Railroad Bonds, paying 6 per cent interest semi-annually; due 1860. ja 10 RHEUMATISM AND NEIRALtiIE, CEBTAINLY CUBED BY THE ■INDIAN PANACEA, Jfcwly discovered by Dr. Minnock. THIS mixture most effectually cures the above complaints, and has been used by several per sons in this city with uurivalled success. The remedy isnow prepared and tor sale by R. M. Yarrington, Agent, over J. B.Stegai s Store, No. 18 Main street, where many valuable certificates may be seen of its wonderful efficacy. The Agent would refer to the following nanted persons, who have used the rtmedy, and "can tes tify to its great utility in the above complaints. Mrs. Hutcherson, Miss Lacy, Mrs. Kerby, Mr Bennett, Mr.- Sharp, Mrs. Duff, Mr. Lynn, Mrs Stocking, Mrs. Shields, Mrs Durf'ey, J. B. Stegall R. M. YARRINGTON, Sole Agent lor the United States. jalO—d3m* Botanic practice of medicine. DR. E. D. ROBINSON offers his professional .services to such as may prefer the above named practice. Office on Franklin between 13th and 14th streets. oc 31—d'im VANKEE YAKNS AND YANKEE LET * TERS, by Judge Haliburton, alias Sam Slick, 50 cents, The Forrest Divorce Case. 25c, « 12ic> Kenneth. part2d, 37c. For sale by ja 31 WEST & PRO. PERL' VIA N GUANO.—Eight thousand bags genuine No. 1 Guano, per bark Record, direct to Hampton Roads, from Peru, discharging and for sale in quantities to suit purchasers. ja -7 S. McGRUDER & SONS. OUP. WHITE AND Dlt AII BUCKSKIN GLOTRS—Men's and Women's Paris Kid do; Lined Berlin and Cashmere do; for sale low, by the subscribers. THOS. &. CHARLES ELLIS Sc CO , ja 12— 3w No. 106 Main street. VOW IS YOUR Tl>lE.—Persons wishing il to supply themselves with a good article of Clothing, at a very low price, now is the time.— Our stock of Clothing is large and desirable, and we will sell any article in our line very cheap, for cash. Call in at No. 112 Main street. ja 22 S. MERCHANT & WEISIGER. Negroes for sale.—we win sen. to remain in Richmond, a likely WOMAN, 24 years of age, and her child about 10 months old. The woman is a good cook and washer, and is offered for no fault whatever. Apply to us. TOLER & COOK, fe3 General Agents. \f OUNTAIN BUCKWHEAT AND VE ivJ. NISON, just received and for isle by DABNEY Sl HANEff, de 18 Opposite Theatre. HERRINGS.— 200 bbU. Nova Scotia dry salted Herrings, in prime order, landing and for sale by (fe 5] DAVENPORT, ALLEN Sl CO. MITCHELL'S PATENT CANDLES.— 50 boxes, landing and for sale by fe 5 DAVENPORT, ALLEN & CO. OA AAA FEET SYCAMORE BOARDS, OU«UUU for tobacci boxes, for sale by fe 5 DAVENPORT. ALLEN k. CO. AND FLUID.-A fresh sup vv ply just received by E. J. PICOT, fe 5 Comer opposite the 014 Market. KICHMOND. FRIDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 6,1852. VOLUME 5 LAW REPORTH.-February * li N 2 li H " r P er . tc„ for .ale by J. W. RAN DOLPH, February 4th. Lectures on the History of Franee, by the Right Hon. Sir James Stephen, KCB, LL D—#l 75. Putnam . Semi-Monthly Library for Travellers and the Fircide, No 2; Whimsicalities, by Thomas Hood, with wood cut.—2s cents. Nos 16 and 17 London Labor and London Poor —I I cents. Wesley and Methodism, by Isaac Taylor—7sc. 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February No International—2s cents. fe 5 'IMIE liAllY KILLER—A neat little vol A ume, by Rebecca Hicks—2s cents Florence Sackvilie, or Self Dependence ; an Au to-biography, by Mrs. Burbury—2s cents. Wi d Western Scenes, or Adventures in the West, with Humorous Designs—cloth, 75 cents, paper, 50 cents. Abbess of the Convent of St. Catherine, a Ro mance—7s cents. The Bandit's Bride, or the Maid of Saxony, a Ro mance, by Louisa Sidney Stanhope—7s cents. Song Books, Irish, American, Forget Me Not, Koscuth, Punch's Comic, and a great many other Socg Books, for sale by fe 4 WEST & BROTHER. NEW HOOKS—Received by NASH & WOODHOIJBE. Lectures, on the History of France, by the Right Hon. Sir James Stephen, LL. D., Sic. 1 v01.,8v0 —SI 75. Wesley and Methodism, by Isaac Taylor, with a portrait of Mr. Wesley—7s cents. Vol. 3, Memoirs ol the Life and Writings of Dr. Chalmers—Si. Nineveh and its Remains, with an account of a visit to the Chaldean Chr'stians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or Devil-Worshippers, and an inquiry into the manners and arts of the Ancient Assy rians, by Austin H. Layard, Esq. New edition— only SI. Huincrous Series—Whimsicalities, by Thomas Hood, with wood cuts. Price 25 cents. Farming, No. 2. Putnam's Semi-Monthly Libra ry for Traveller's and the Fireside. " Parts 16 and 17 of Mayhew's London Labor and London Poor—l 2 cents each. No. 19 L.ossing'B Pictorial Field Book of the Re volution. Blackwood's Magazine for January. Harper s Magazine for February. Women ot Christianity, exemplary for acts of piety and charity. By Julia Kavanaugh, authoress of " Woman in France," " Nathalie," &c. Teinpleton's Engineer, Millwright and Mechan ics' Companion, containing decimal arithmetic steam-engines, water-wheels, measuration, strength of materials, &c; aleo, a series of Ma'hematical Tables, &,c. Man and his Migrations, by R. G. Latham, M. D., F. R. S , &c. Farming, No. 1. Norton's Railroad Library—so cents. Norton's Literary Almanac for 1852, containing important literary information, accounts of Ameri can libraries, literary nurology for the past year, with sundry other items valuable to the booksel ler, the librarian, and the reading man. Price 12 Bents. Together with further supplies of Lectures on the Evidences ot Christianity, delivered at the University of Virginia. Faggots of French Sticks, or France in 1851, by Sir Francis Head le 4 IV EW EDITION OF LAYARD'S NINE -1 * VElL—Lectures on the History of Fiance. By the R'gbt Honorable Sir James Stephen, K. C. 8., L. L D., Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge—Si,7s. Nineveh and its Remains, new Edition. By Ass ten Henry Layard, Esq., D. C. S.—sl,oo. Wesiey and Methodism. By Isaac Taylor. Whimsicalities. By Thomas Hood, with wood cuts—2s cts. Harper and International for February, 1852—25 cents. For sale by fe 4 WEST &. BROTHER. Harper and international FOR FEBRUARY, at THOMAS H. GRESHAM'S, Broad street. Harper's Magazine for February. Price 25 cts., or $3 a year. International Magazine for February. Price $3 a year, or 25 cts. a single number. Florence Jackvil e; or, Self Dependence. By Mrs. Burbury—being No 164 of Haiper &. Broth er's Library of Select Novels. Littell's Living Age, No. 403. 12J cents. Forrest Divorce Case, second supply. Price 25 cents. School for Husbands. By Lady Bulvrer. Yankee Yarns, by Judge Haliburton. Also, a complete assortment of Song Books, Toy Books, Games, Stationary, No rele, Magazines, &<v, always on hand and for sale, wholesale and retail, fe 4 Advertising that will pay J. W. RANDOLPH is about to publish a book that will be in daily use for 10 years by Overseers, Managers and Farmers in all parts of Virginia and the neighboring States. This is a most "vttluab'e opportunity for Manufacturers and Merchants to advertise their wares ai d merchandize The book is called Plantatioa and Farm Instruction, Regula tion Record, Inventory and Account Book. By a Southern Planter. fe 3 OiU KKAM'IS HEAD'S NEW WOKK. *3 printed from the proof sheets, received in ad vance of publication, direct from Mr Murray, the London publisher: A Faggot of French Sticks, or Paris In 1851, by Sir Francis Head, author of "Bubbles from the Brunnens of Nassau," &c. "Agreeable as it is as a book of travels, it de rives a peculiar interest from the time and circum stances of its appeal ance. It gives a terrible, but true picture of society in Paris.—Express. Putnam's Semi-Moathly Library for Travellers and the Fireside. Vol. 1 Home and Social Philosophy, by Dickens, 12mo, stitl covers—2s cents. For sale by A. MORRIS, ja 20 97 Main street. Baptist book NEW PUBLICATIONS JU.ST RECEIVED. The Method of Divine Government, physical and mor*l, by Rev James McCosh Christian Duty: postoral addresses chiefly on the subject of Christian Duty, by John Angel Jnmes The Excellent Wonuan, as described in the Book of Proverbs, with an introduction, by W B Sflrague, D. D. The Wreath Around the Croat, or Scripture Truths, illustrated, by Rev A. Morton Brown Blossoms of Childhood, by the author of the Broken Bud Also, a supply of the Works of Grace Aguila and Charlotte Elizabeth. Parley's Cabinet Library: a neat set in 20 vol*. A further supply of School Book*, Stationery, Sic. Slc. ja 19 CHAB. WORTHAM, Depositary. JOSEPH R. KEININGHAM is prepared to execute orders in every department ot Book Binding and Blank Book manuiactaring. His pa pers and blading materials are of the' best quality; and be flatters himself that hia long experience in his'businesa entitles him to speak with some con fidence as to the good ebarater of his work. Mer chants, Clerka of Courts, and others can be sup plied with books of any pattern and style, at short notice, and on strictly moderate terms. Orders may be left at hia store, or at the Bindery of Brown ana Keiningham, over the Printing Office of Colin £. Co., opposite the American Hotel, dels JOSEPH R. KEJMKGHAM, SW Broad street THE DAILY DISPATCH. From the Springfield Republican. Meuaie from Edgar A. Poe. If (be"spiritual writing manifestations" are a delusion, they are getting to be something mor e—something approaching a very ingeni ous, persistent and unscrupulous attempt to palm an utter fraud upon the credulous, by men of rare power and genius. From recent developments, in this quarter, we are led in evitably, by the plainest deductions of reason and common sense, to the conclusion that •here is little or no self : deception in the matter. Either the manifestations are of the general nature that they claim to be, viz :—those of other than incarnate intelligences, or they are the result of a studied deception and guilty collusion, unequalled in the world's history. ihe last number of the Spirit Messenger contains a message and a poem, purporting to have issued from the spirit of Edgar A. Poe. I'lie poem, and the prose message introducing it, challenge attention, at once, by their in trinsic literary merit, and by a mavellously close alliance to the style of versification, thought and genius of the author from whose spirit they are alleged to have emanated. They were communicated through the " writing me dium," Lydia Tenny. We ask for these pro ductions a close examination by all who have studied the erratic genius ot Poe, who, whether good, bad, or indifferent, as a writer, never had a parallel. We may over-rate these produc tions, vet while we are aware of certain limp ings in the measure, they appear to us to be steeped in the very spirit of Poe, whether they emanated from his spirit or not. The allusion to the " fearful spirit-spasm," a phrase most felicitous in describing Poe's life of darkness; the " hideous but alluring fancies" in which lie groaned and on which he gloated; the in cidental, hardly perceptible, allusion to that one tovl that haunted all his poems—the "Lost Lenote"—all tend to show that it is the work of a rare master of deception, a most thorough adept in art, or lhat it is precisely what it claims to be. We present these productions without fur ther comment, simply remarking that, regard ed as a cariosity in literature, we have not seen its equal in many a day : " Listen to me, and I will tell you of beautiful things —of thoughts both wild and tender, both soothing and tumultous, which dwelt in a human heart. A question which has moved the minds of millions is, What is the end and aim of imagination 'I for what was it implanted in the human organiza tion ? What was my own ? but a vortex rushing within itself, upon whose brink 1 could seem to stand, and see what was being swallowed and reproduced —thorns, jagged rocks, beautiful flowers all in the whirl of this ceaseless current merged. O, the dark, the awful chasm ! O, the fearful spirit spasm! * Wrought my unresisted passion, In my heart Fancies hideous, but alluring, Love, pure, but unenduring, From time to time securing, Each a part Then embraced by seraph hands— Drawn by tender, loving hands— From those treacherous, hateful sands Of despair. How my soul was waked to gladness, And cast oil" the deadening sadness, And the soul devouring madness Writhing there. Tht n came dreams so soft and holy, Over roses wandering slowly, With sweet music steating lowly, To my ear. Hark ! I hear—l hear her calling, In tones no more of wailing, But in dewy sweetness falling— " Here—up here!" Thanks, Great Heaven, I am stronger— Slave to earthly lust no longer, I am free. O, thi' lightness! O. this brightness ! O,this pure and heavenly whiteness. Marking thee! Freed from earth and sin forever, Death can us no more dissever. Humbly thank Great God together, Thou and me. End of a Beautiful Woman.—The cele brated Lady Hamilton was distinguished above almost every other woman of her age, for per sonal beauty. Her accomplishments Jwere scarcely inferior to her beauty. She was skilled in music and painting; she had exqui site taste, and her features would express every emotion by turns. The only occasion on which Beckford of Fonthill Abbey threw open his splendid man sion to company, was when Lady Hamilton along with Lord Nelson visited it. All that the wealth of the princely ow.ier could furnish, was provided to give splendor to the scene.— The grounds were illuminated by lamps and torches, and the interior of the apartments was a blaze of jewelry and gold and silver.— Spiced wine, and confectionary in golden bas kets, were handed round to the company. A numerous party was assembled, and Lady Hamilton shone the envy of them all. At tired in a rich costume she entered with a golden urn in her hands, and recited some ver ses, which the company was far too polite not to applaud, spoken as they were by one who h*d such influence over the hero of the hour. No one was there to tell her that all this was deception; that sin surely carried its own pun ishment with it, and that" the pleasure she was pursuing was a vain shadow. Thirteen years nfterthe banquet at Fonthill had taken place, a lady buying some meat for her dog, at a butcher's stall at Calais, was thus accosted by the butcher's wife : " Ah, madam ! you seem a benevolent lady, and up stairs there is a poor English woman, who would be glad of the smallest piece of meat which you are buying for your dog." Who, then, was the grateful recipient of such humble alms ? Alas! it was the beauti ful Lady Huinilton. After the death of Lord Nelson, deserted by those who fawned upon her in prosperity, she gradually became im poverished, and died at a wretched lodging in Calais. Her properly consisted only of a few pawnbroker's duplicates. Her body was put into a common deal box, without any inscrip tion ; and over the praised of statesmen, war riors, poets, and artists, the funeral scrvice was read by an officer on half pay. Such was the end of the beautiful Lady Hamilton. Honolulu and its Fashionables.—A late letter from Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, says: "Honolulu is a very pleasant place, the cli mate beautiful, the country heavenly, and the fair sex lovely, notwithstanding one shade darker than the Americans. Their costumes are very pic-turesque, and the choice of colors is arranged with a great deal of taste, the head dress particularly so. They wear a very neat strawhat, ornamented with pretty ribbons and green veils; they ride on horseback gentleman fashion. The men dress shirfly in European drtsßes; all the chiefs that I saw were drssed as we do. 1 perceir! that the better class of native ladies dress like European*. We •aw the Queen in church; she had on a black ■ilk dress and a velvet raantilet over her shoulder, embroidered in black with a great deal of taste. She ia a lady, I should judge of about 35 year* of age, not pretty, but lady' like in appearance. The King is not in town; the reat of (be family an all here." Hostilities with the Camera Islaad%r*< By accounts just coina to haod from the Comoro Islands, it appears (bat a hostile at tack has been made to that quarter bv an American government vessel. Johanna," the chief island of that group, has been for some time a place of resort for American whalers, who, it is affirmed, hare been repeatedly sub jected to outrages from the King of the Islands. In August, 1850, it appears that he seised and threw into prison, Capt. Moore, of the barque Mnria, of New Bedford. We d<s not remem ber the nature of thia transaction, but, as we understand, our Government dispatched the sloopof-wur Dale, Capt. Pearson, to obtain redress for the outrage. The king having re fused this, Captain Pearson cannonaded the town, and brought the king to terms, on the 6th of August last. The following account of the transaction is from Capt. CutTer, of the barque Dolphin, published in the Warren (R. 1.) Star: Capt. Pearson, after making all inquiries, of both the English squadron on this station, and the masters of American ships in the harber, and also of the English residents here, being convinced of the flagrant injustice done to Capt. Moore and others, at thia Island, de manded of the king $'20,000, and required an immediate answer. After waiting all night and receiving no answei, he dispatched an other letter, informing the king that if he did not give him an answer, at or before 12 o'clock, he should commence hostilities. The king replied to the last note, offering $500 in cash, $500 worth of bullocks and trinkets. Capt. Pearson refused this, and got his ship under weigh, and moored her off" the town, 100 yards from the beach, with his broadside to the town. The king then sent off and offered to pay $5,000, if he could get it in any way—would give trinkets, cattle, and cotton cloth to make up the amount. Capt. Pearson then gave the king twenty-four hours more to consider of it, at the same time telling him not to make any warlike demonstration in the meantime, if he did, he should consider it as a breach of faith, and should commence hostilities. He also notified the king that if he did not come to some definite terms, to Bend the women and children out of the place by noon the next day, he should then commence firing upon them. At daylight, the 6th, there were a large num ber of troops paraded on the shore, and they sent word to Captain Peaison, that he might do what he could—they would not pay any thing. At nine A. M. the Dale commenced firing shot at the fort. After five shots they set a white flag, Captain Pearson immediately ceased firing, and sent Lieut, Fairfax with a flag of truce to inquire what the white flag was set for, and if they were ready to treat with him. They answered that they wished the firing to cease, and said they could not meet the demand. were told to haul down the flag of truce, I'ut they refused to do so. Capt. Pear son, on learning their answer, sent another message to them, informing them that if tney did not haul down the flag he should com mence firing again with it up. After waiting a proper lengih of time, Capt. Pearson again commenced firing at the fort and blockhouse at the corner of the town, but strictly avoiding firing into the town. After nineteen shots and shells they set a signal on the beach, and Lieut. Parker was sent with a flag of truce. At this time the King olTered to pay $1000 down, give a bond for $5000, and su:render the town ; said lie was very sorry he had done wrong, and faithfully promised not to do so in future. He would give up his houses, his slaves, his cattle, hut that he could *>nly give $1000 in mouey,and 30 head of cattle. Capt, Pearson, wishing to avoid bloodshed, accepted this of fer on condition that the King should make a treaty with the Aineriean government, placing Americans on an equal footing with the most favored nations- At 5 A. M., on the7th, Capt. Pearson hauled his ship from the town, and everything has gone on quiet since so far. Comoro Islands lie in the norlhern part of the Mozambique Channel, between iMada gascar and the African coast. Joanna, or Jo hanna, the chief island, has a population of about 30,000. The natives are a mongrel race, combining Arabian with African blood. They have been generally regarded as peaceable and humane, though their king rules with arbitrary sway. The Islands ure very fertile, and abound with live stock; they are, in con sequence, much frequent#! by ships in want of supplies. The town of Joanna contains two or three hundred houses, built mostly of stone. No European settlement has ever been made in these islands.—Boston Courier. Fich Storif.s.—The following communica tion appears in the Journal of Commerce : Frozen Fish.—ln this paper of the 23d inst., is on account from Professor Lathrop, that perch and mullet, from Lake Champlain, were frozen perfectly solid, and upon thawing them in a tub ol cold water, they were alive and active, and that on inquiry, he finds the fact corroborated by others. I recollect, many years ago, hearing of a Mr. Green leaf, who lived near Boston, taking a peck of panfish, called timcod, and some times frostfish, that were frozen stiff and hard, end putting them into an upper loft, to eat them us he had occasion. After a week or two, the weather became quite mild, a general thaw took place, and on going up to get some of the timcod for dinner, they were all flapping and moving on the floor at a great rate. I can not vouch for the truth of this story, not having seen the fish, but I have seen the man who had them, and have several times heard it men tioned. New York. An amusing incident occurred at the Fair in Charleston, (S. C.) last week, which is too good to be lost. A countryman, after visiting Towers' statue of Eve, was sauntering through the Hall until he came to a piece of carviqg in wood, representing one of our plantation negroes. Ilere he stopped and regarded it with wonder and admiration. At last, when he could contain himself no longer, turned und said, 4 Stranger! is that the Greek Slave 7" The steamer Calhoun, which arrived at Charleston on Thursday last, spoke the Bri tish ship Wolfe, forty-three days from Lisbon for Savannah, and took from her the Rev. G. A. Mengher, a passenger and bearer of dispatches frcm the U. S. Minister at Lisbon, as also from the Portuguese Government, who left the Wolfe in consequence of the mutinous con duct of the crew. During the late severe weather, Leonard town, Charles county, Md., was entirely cut oft' from all mail communication far more than two weeks ; as a consequence, the citizens of the village are agitating the subject of having the mail brought over land from Washington instead of via the Potomac. A Democratic Stale Convention is to assem ble at Baton Rouge on the second Tuesday in March, to appoint delegates to the National Convention. The State Conven tion of Alabama, previous to its adjournment, nominated Hon. Win. R. Kiog f of that Slate, for the Viee Presidency. A bill has been introduced into the ladiaaa Legislature providing for the Mia of the interest of the Slate in the Madison and Indianspolta Railroad. The price ia fixed at $600,000. PRICE ONE CENT. Virginia Legislature. Thursday, Feb. 5. Seaate. , The Piw*ident (Lieut- Gov. Leake) laid be fore the Senate a communication from the Su perintendent of Public Buildings, stating that the proposed enlargement of the Chamber cannot be effected in less than ten or twelve days, and the coat will be three bundred and fitly, or four hun Ired dollars. Mr. Cowan said tbat the change contem plated would effect more harm than good; that would destroy the symmetry of the building. d offered the following resolution : Resolved by the General Assembly, That the Senate rescind the resolution to enlarge ' ® „ n,le . Chamber, and stop any further nf P.Tiv°n"-rf work ' aDfl the Superintendent of Public Buddings be informed of the fact. Mr' '/ eßolu L tion *«" not adopted. Mr. Ambler, from the Committee of Courtt eitiii«V ,C ih'/T 0 " e r U - ,at il WM inexpedient to extend the jurisdiction cf Justices of the Peace, in civil cases. Mr. Meredith presented a petition from John M. Fergusson, Sergeant olThe city of mond, asking an increase of jail fees, &c Referred to' Committee of Courts of Justice On motion of Mr. Reger, the Senate ad journed. u House of Delegates. Prayer by the Rev. Mr.' Moore. Speaker Crutchfield appeared in his seat this morning, after an absence of some days. Various reports from the several standing Committees were made, amongst them, Prohibiting "the buying, selling, or transfer ring of tickets or chances in lotteries. Securing liens to persons who build or repair houses in cities and towns in Ohio countv. Concerning the reports of decisions of the Court of Appeals, &c. Appropriating a further sum to the Alegha ny and Huntersville turnpike road. Providing for a site for a gun-house at Alex andria. A bill from the House concerning the Roan oke Navigation Company, having passed the Senate, was returned with an amendment, which was agreed to by the House. A petition was presented by Mr. White, of Han., in favor of locating the District Court at Fredericksburg. The following resolutions were presented, adopted snd referred : By Mr. Tomlin—lnto the expediency of in corporating the "Old Dominion Steamboat Company," for the purpose of running one or more steamboats between Fredericksburg and I Baltimore. ' By Mr. Hubbard—Of admitting the evidence of parties in actions founded on book account!. By Mr. Wheeler—Of providing that real estate, or any interest therein, may be sold under executions of fieri facias, in default of personal property to satisfy the same. By Mr. Fierce—Of having proper seals of office prepared for each of the Circuit Courtt of this Commonwealth. By Mr.Tomlin—Of so amending the charter of the last session, establishing the " Bank of Commerce," at Fredericksburg, as to exempt the stockholders from being individually liable for the circulation and express contract debts of said Bank ; also, to reduce the minimum amount of capiial from $150,000 to $100,000. A number of bills, on their first, second and third readings, were acted on. A bill to incorporate a company for the man* ufacture of wool, cotton, and other articlesr, at Shadwell Mills, in the county of Albemarle, was passed. Also, A bill giving the consent of the State to the United States for the purchase of a place for a Custom House in the city of Norfolk. And A bill for further extending the time for com pleting the Seaboard and Roanoke Rail-road. From the Plains—Mormon Mails—Snow Storms—lndians. Independence, Alo., Jan. 28, P. M.—The mail from the Valley of Salt Lake arrived here yesterday. The trip from Fori Laramie wae made in eighteen days. The delay of the mail and its consequent fail ure to arrive here in contract time, was caused by frequent snow storms. The snow lay on the ground from seven to ten inches deep. On their way out, the carriers were detained by lawless bands ofPawnee Indians. The caf« riers first met a few Indians about forty mileg from Fort Kearny, and were told by them to go back. This they would not do. Presently they came in sight of the Pawnee village. The chief came and ordered them back. They refused tq obey, and were forced to remain in the village for ten days. The Indians said their reason for detaining them was to prevent them from fright ening the herds of buffaloes. The Pawnees had been unsuccessful in hunting. On the return of the mail carriers across the Plains, the Pawnees were again seen. They said that the Sioux warriors had come down on them, and killed four of their number. The news from the Valley of Deseret is not of much interest. Religious Intelligence. We gather.the following items from the Watchman and Obsurver of this week : Rev. Win. V. Wilson has removed from Clai kesville to Petersburg, Va., with the view of taking charge of the 2d Presbyterian church in that city, to which he has been called. Hi* correspondents will note the change. The church of Waynesvlle, Illinois, having lately united with the" Old school Presbytery, have given a call to the Rev. Amos 11. Rogers of Missouri, which he has accepted, and he has entered upon hiß labors among them. Rev. Robert W. Hadden, of TuscalooM Presbyterv, Ala., son of the late Rev. Isaac Hadden, died on the sth ult., of a pulmonary complaint, at the age of 28 years. Rev. Andrew ftl. Watson, lute of Bethel, S. C., ha* been appointed by the Presbyte rian Board of Foreign .Missions, as a mission ary to the Chickasaw Indians; also to super intend a Female Academy at a new station, called "Wah-pa-nucha." The Hvngamaj* Bonds.—ln regard to the Hun garian bonds the New York Journ tl of Commerce says: "We should think enough of Kossuth's promisee were outstanding, unredeemed and irredeemable, to satisfy his higheot ambition in that dlre» tioa. Hungary is or waa full of them. The comparison between the proposed new Kossuth bond* and the late "unfortunate Cubsn bonds" is u very happy one, for they will be of the same value, and re deemed at the same moment. For all the distress# and sorrows caused hy the Cuban invasion, iuctuding the loss of several hundred lives, those are responsible who instigated the movement, ana the dun knows too well who thoee persons are •— Does it want to repeat the carnage, by instigating a still more hopeless and desperate attempt in Hun gary f If not, then forbear to alia re patriotic bnt rash and misguided men to destruction—Goronr self if yon lite, but don't deceive others We de clare our solemn conviction that every dollar P* for the purpose of exciting an lammrtoajm urn gary, now or for some years to oome, wfll.» P plied as inf nded. be a messenger of mi W.» of death and hell to some without the slightest probability of aeeeteiw— the freedom of that unfortunate country. eni vedand for sale by