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CHAKLESTOWN. JEFFERSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1847. VOLU3IE 3. ? :===r-? - SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON. PUSLISIIEJI weeki.Y, EV JAMES W. liUCiLClt, X'irriac o.n M.u.n strkict, a few doors auove the Vallb* Hank,) A* ?2 00 in advance?!*|2 50 if paid n-ithin the year?or S3 00 if not paid until after ilie ex piration of the year. ifcJ-No paper discontinued, except at the option of the publisher, until arrearages nrc paid. Siil>s.-ripiion* for toss than a year, must in ail cases be paid in a-1 \ auce. SCrUntani subscriptions and advertisement* must be paid in advance, or responsible persons Hiving in the county guaranty the settlement oi" tiie sumo. #^At>vE!iTlsKMK.vrS Kill be inserted at the rate of SI 00 per square for the lir.-t three insertions, ami rents for each continuance. Those not mat lied on In: inniui sbript for 31 liute, be inserted until fitrbid: and charged accokoinulv. A liberal discount made to those who advertise by the year. HANCE'S sarsaparilla, or blood PILLS. o* WHAT IS THAT PRINCIPLE WHICH WE CALL THE BLOOD? THE BLOOD IS TJHAT PRl.XCIPLE It Y WHICH THE WHOLE (SYSTEM IS REGULATED. Therefore, if tlie b!u<.d be comes impure, a general derangement o! the sys tem must ensue ; and give rise to Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Dyspepsia, Dropsy, I/ : l uche, Fullness <J It loud, IS.Hour, Scarlc/, Ty j'h'nl mid Ti/phus Fevers, oj all kind*, Indigestion, Weakness of Stomach, Rheumatism and Rheumat ic Affection, Serious AjJeelions, Liver Complaint, Asthma, Pleurisy, Injlamalion of the Lungs, Lao Spirits, Fits, Measles, Small Pux, Whooping Cough, Croup, Sort: Eyes, Inward weakness, Worms, Quinzy, lironchilis, Cholic, I)i/scnlery, (iravel. Suit Rheum, Deafness and oilier alfcrtioas of the Ear, St. Anlhouy's Fire, Scrofula or King's El it, Ulcers, White Swellings, Tumors, Ii<It .V, Suppressed Monthly Di charges and Female ( om plaints in general, Em/ linns of the Skin, Habitual Costiveness, and ail diseases depending on a disor- < d eed and diseased slate ? / the blond, or a sit -pension oi the healthy secretions. Therefore on the lirst appearance ofany of these Symptoms. llANCE'S SAKSAIWUII.LA, OK IH.OOD PILr.S should he procured, and used according to the di rections. PRICE 2a CENTS per llox <i! FIFTY PILLS, or FIVE BONUS for ONE DOLLAR. For sale by NET1I S. HANOI'', Corner of Chas. and Pratt streets, and 108 Baltimore street. "OURTHF.lt PROOFS OFT1IE EFFICACY tL OF 11 A.NCE'S COMPOUND SYRUP OF HOAltliOU.ND IN BELIEVING AFFLICTED .MAN ? .Mi:, fluo.".';;; T. Wa>:!:ingtus,rcsiilingin York street, Federal Hill, Bait.more, was attacked wRh j a v iolent cough and sore throat, after trying many remedies, was induced by a friend to use I lance's ; Compound Syrup of Hoarhound, and before using one bottle was entirely cured. -t AO THE It, y : MOR /.' .1 \ TOMSH1XG I Mi:>. Hksjuetta Mekkii;k, residing in -Monu ment street, between Canal and Eden streets, was j attacked with a very severe Cough and Pain in j the Breast, which was so intense, that it extended | to the shoulders. She was ulllicted also with a I pain in the side. After trying many remedies, she was persuaded ' by a friend to use I1ANTCE'S COMPOUND SVRUP OF HOARHOUND, and after using three doses, she experienced great relief, and be lore she had finished the bottle, was entirely cured. PRICE ol) Cents per bottle, or (j bottles for $2,50. For Sale by SET1I S. IIANCE, 108 Baltimore st., and corner of Charles and Pratt streets Balti Foreale by J. P. BROWN, Charles/own. JOSEPH ENTLER, Shepherds!,wn. A. M. CRIDLEIv, Harpers-Ferry; and DORSEY & BOLEV, Winchester. It. s. HXT?J?J1!V, HA HI'EliS-l'ERIt V, 1 IIICiJM \, HAS just opened in the fct?>r?? room over the corner of High and Shenandoah streets, an entirely new, fashionable and well selected Siock of ?Ierchau<!ixc, Consisting in part of Dry Goods, Groceries, Queensware, Hats, Caps, .Bonnets, &c. t!kc., which will be sold as low as they can be bought in the county. A call from my old friends, and the citizens of Harpers-Ferry, and the country generally, is solicited before purchasingelsewhere. Domestic Cottons at city prices. In addition to the above, the basement of I is store room is appropriated to the use of Capt. J. Gibson, where will be found lor sale, at his usual low prices, Herring, Shad, Salt, Plaster, Tar, and all other articles in his line it) their season. 11. S. 1,. R. S. Littlejohn is duly authorized to act as agent for me in nvy absence ; all orders will be promptly attendee ;o. JOHN GIBSON. April'30, 1847?Gin. Great SSarguins Offered. IT is not so very strange, but yet it is true, that persons will invariably purchase Merchandise, &c., of those who sell the cheapest and best arti cles. Therefore the subscriber, feeling confident that he can and will sell as low as any Merchant in the Valley, would respectfully invite his friends and the citizt-ns of Harpers-Ferry generally, to give him a call, and he will show them a splendid assortment of Groceries, Tin-ware, ?Jiieeiis-ii are, Soots, Slices, II,Us, Drugs, Oils and Dye-stuffs. Also? STAPLE DRY GOODS, BACO.X A.XD FISH. lie expects to have continually on hand, after a few days, the very best brands of FLOUR, together with Horse Feed, and indeed any and every arti cle necessarv for rood or raiment, in the staple line. C Just call round the corner by Stephens &. Wells' Clothing Store, and nearly opposite Abell's Hotel, at the sign of Co.nkad & Brother, and all shall bo O. K. F. J. CONRAD. Harpers-Ferry, April 30,18 >7?6m. N. B.?I am the authorized agent for the sale of Norris' Tonic, the best medicine for the cure of Ague and Fever now extant. F. J. C. PJaister. I HAVE oa hand a large supply of Plaister, and have an arrangement with Mr. James 1'. Danley.at the Mill formerly occupied by Mr. Hart, by which persons to whom it may be convenient can at once exchange the lump for ground. May 14, 18-17. WM. R. SEEVERS. Bonnets, Uouirct ltibboiis and ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS. \\T E have on hand a large assortment of Bon x7 i ne,8>.v'l: Tamels, Neapolitan, Verona, Highland fling. Bird Eye and Black straw for mourning, Ribbons of the latest styles, French Artificial Flcwers, Sic. , April 23. CRANE fc SADLER. ; SHAIKSOUfDALE SPKI.KCS. J. ./. ABELIj, Prat'tielor, 5 HAVE leased foraterin of years, t'j;is delight ful watering place; ami will have.it open for the reception; of company, on the 1st of June.? Every exertion will be made to render the time of Visiters agreeable. His Fare. &c , shall be second to that of no other w-iterihg place in Vir ginia. The Stage-will run as usual (daily) t? the Rail [loud Depot, at Charleston n, to convey Visiters >.o and from the Springs. terms! J$!) first wee!; I 50 ? 'ts. single meal 8 lhorea(i"r I 75 meal and horse 1,50 per i.' sy I The Ferry will free of charge to persons /isiting the Springs?but in all eases 1 wish visi ers to <ret return tickets at the Bar. May i?I, IS 17 ?3m. J. O.O. Fi Dedlcatiai: and Proocssiost isl IVlstl dleway. .5effc:?on Couiily. Va. rj"UE Brethren of Samaritan Lodge Xo. 29, ! -S. purpose dicating their li;:ll in this place hi Saturday t otli day of June; (next month.) I l'hc undersigned were appointed a con nittee to i nal'.e the nece; try arrangement- il c. connected j herewith. V> . cordially invite ati the Neighbor- ' ng Lodges anil all brethren in regular . landing | o be with us the occasion. An A hcss will ? je delivered by a distinguished brother. The l'roc- i -n will move Iroiu the JJal! at 11 j j'ck'i'k precise! v. "JOHN F. SMITH, X. BARNS. THOMAS LOCK, BENJAMIN 15. WELSH, L. VV. PACKET'l", Middletvay, May 21,1847. Com. tf-e. j TO CO.WJtACTOiiS. rs^HE Wove tin Manufacturing Comoany will j -fi- receive 1'iuposals at Weverton, Md., until i lie tirst nay of June next, for the construction of ,'roui 1.500 to i,'100 perches of heavy dry masonry. By ordt i of the L>e:ird. GEORGE JACOBS, i'res't. May 21, 18:7. saj-.v CAJsa^a;'#' mas ?jr.icTouv. j J&. T. K STARRY,- respectfully inform ! ? the public generally, that they have opened ; in Charleston u. on the corner weijt ol t. e Bank ! mid ujiposite thi' l'ost Oiiice, a cm mm: t fa c roil i" H iving supplied tbc:;i?olvef withasfoeU of Ma- i teriiil<, they are prepared lo manufacture, and i will keep constantly on hand, EJ:j!-eat!s, S;;!ei)o:ir(is, Sofas, tVard- ; robes, md every other article in the (.'abinet line.?Thev have also supplied themselves with a choice as sortment of l'AI'EK HANGINGS, and ?iil give prompt attention to all business in that Sine. Repairing of all kinds attended to. ?ALSO? Chiiir-)]liking and Piiintiiis Executed with neatness, and all orders from a dis tance promptly attended to. ID" UXDllH TA Kl.XG also attended to with i promptness. Al.-o?Turning ofeve-fy^jlescription executed with promptness.-. They respectfully invite the public to give them a call. ( *Imi rlnatmen. Mav 7. 1 S 17?t f. W. T. DA(JGBI;KX?, &?.^vP | Ch'tileslowsi, Jctlerson Count*, Virginia, OFFERS his professional services to the ptib iic generally. lie will practise in Jefferson and the neighbor ing Counties. -April 1G, 1317. TO THE PVBUto. rnil'.E subscriber has just, received from the A East a fresh supply of [ Clot lis, Cat-simcres, ;:r:c* VcsSings, j To which he invites the atteu' on of the citizens of Charlestown and neighborhood generally. Ilis stock comprises in part the best French Black Twilled Cloths, at varidus juices, English and Belgium do, French Black Doeskin Cassimere, Striped Jo. Black Sattin Vesting, a very superior quality, Summer Vestings, various pattering Tweeds for summer coats, Cashmerett, a very line article for coats pants and vests. Also?.Many other articles not necpsr-a ry to mention, all of which he is determined to >eil at the lowest possible rates, and where the cash is offered, cheaper fh?ii the cheapest?not to be ex celled at least in Jefferson County. 1CT The very LATEST FASHIONS regularly received, and all kinds of work made up with neatness and despatch. JAMES CLOTIliFR. Charlestown, May 7, 1847?t'. Country Produce taken at all times in exchange for work or good ? at cash priccs. 5i;w ?oows. THE subscriber would respectfuUy infot in tlie public that he is now receiving a choice se lection of Spring and Summer Goods, which will be sold on accommodating terms or exchanged for all kinds of Country Produce. " JOHN T. LITTJ.E. Shepherdstowi), April SO, 18-17?2m. New Spring Goods. THE subscriber respectfully inforodshis friends and the publk- generally, that iw has receiv ed and opened his Spring Goods. Summit Point, ) WM. It. SIvEVEKS. April30, 1S47. ) CASH FOK RECKOES. TIIE subscriber is anxious to purchase s? large number of Negroes, of both oexea,sound and likely. Persons having Negroes to dispose of, will find it to their interest to give hifn a call be fore selling, as he will pay the very highest cash prices. lie can be seen at the Berkeley Courts,at Mar- 1 tinsburg, on the second Monday, and Rt Berryville i on the fourth Monday in each month, and usual ly at his residence in Charlestown. All letters addressed to him will He proujptlv attended to. WJLXTa M CROW. ' _ Charlestown, No'v. 20, 1846? tf. THE GOOD OLD PLOUGH. Let them sing who may of the battle fray, Arid the deeds that liave long sine* past; Let them chant in praise of the tar whose days Are spent in the ocean vast; I would render to these all the worship you please, I would honor them even now, Bui I'd give far more from my heart's full stdre, To the cause of the Good Old Plough. Let them laud the notes that in music floats Through their bright and their glittering halls; While the amorous twirl of the hair's bright^url Kourid the shoulder of beauty falls; But dearer to me is the song from the tree, And the rich and blossoming bough; Oil! these are the sweets which the rustic greets, As he follows the Good Old Plough. ; Then how jocund the song as it cotncs along From the ploughman's lusty throat ; Did the hunter his shout ever yet give out To the brown woods a merrier note ? Though he follows no hound, yet his day is crown'd With a triumph as good 1 trow, As though antlered head at his feet lay dead, Instead of the Good Old Plough. I'ull many there be that we daily see With a selfish and hollow pride, Who the Ploughman's lot in his humble cot, With a scornful look deride ; Yet I'd rather take, aye, a hearty shake From his hand, than to wealth I'd bow, For the honest grasp of that hand's rough class lias stood by the Good Old Plough. All honor be, then, to these gray old men, When at last they are bow'd with toil; Their warfare then o'er, why they battle no more, For they've conquered the stubborn soil, And the chapleteach wears arc his silvery hairs, And ne'er shall the ? ictor's brow With a laurelled crown to the grave go down, Like thestrsons of the Good Old Plough. .5. M. !>., M > ESPECTFULLY oilers his services to the X%/ public, lie has become associated with Or. J. J. 11. Straith, so that he will always have the benefit of his instruction and counsel. When not at l)r. SStruith's office, or professionally en gaged, he will be found at Carter's Hotel. May 21,1847. ?VIEKSHEJHfltS Off* THE POOIL 4 N Annual Meeting of the Overseers of the jljL Poor of Jefferson County will be held at SappingUm's Hotel, in Charlestown, on the First Monday (the 7th day) in June next. The Parish Levy tor the present year will be laid, and all persons having accounts will present them on that day. The Sheriff'uf Jefferson County is required to be present at that time with his delinquent lists and to settle thedeposituin of 184G. A punctual attendance ul" the members of the board is c.\peeled. JOHN P. BROWN, Clerk. Charlestown, Mav -1, 1817. 6109 KJKWAKI). I J AN A WAV frotn the subscriber, living near aL Charlestow 11, Jeflerson Co., \ a., 011 Saturday evening, the 3d of April, a Negro Man who calls himself Jerry TEiorutosi, Aged about ? ' yearn?r.oniplectcd : a! ? ::! 5 It-i-t 7 or S inches high, llis front troth are somewhat decayed, and speaks quickly when spo ken to. Said negro formerly belonged to Mr. Daniel Buckles of this county, and in ail probabili ty is now lurking in that neighborhood. lie pro fesses to be a Preacher. [I. , I will give ls-0 reward forthe negro if taken in Virginia.; ?50 if taken in Maryland; and .iiilOO if taken iu Pennsylvania?in all* cases to be se cured so that 1 get him again. JOSEPH MYERS. Near Charlestown, May 14, 18-17. 'ffO Till; LADIES CtPlIIE subset iber, thankful for the liberal pa JEL tronage heretofore extended to him, would respectfully inform his customers and the public generally, and the Ladies in particular, that he has just received from Philadelphia, a good supply of the finest materials for Ladies Shoes, consisting of superior black Kid, black, bronse and fair Mo rocco, and fancy colored Lastings, for Gaiters; all carefully selected, and will be made up to or der in the best manner and atthe shortest notice, lie will also keep constantly on hand a good supply of Ladies and Children's Shoes. His prices are as cheap as the cheapest. Ladies Slip pers from 50 cents to 25. Terms, CASH. LORAIX MORSE. Miller's Row, Charlestown, ) April 30, 1817?Ira. ? Factory Sites uml Town ILots nt lVcavcrtoa, Md., for Sale or Lease. nnHE WeavertonManufacturingCompany will A sell or lease, as may be desired, at public auction, at Weaverton, on THURSDAY the \7lh day of June next, a number of very eligibly situated Town Lots, and on terms satisfactory to the purchasers. The sale will be preremptory.? In the meantime, they will sell or lease Factory Sites at private contract, and manufacturers and those disposed to enter into that business arc in vited to view them, under the confident belief that they can no where find sites as cheaply to be ob tained or as advantageously situated. A dam of permanent character is in progress of construction, and it and the race-way will be com pleted early in the ensuing autumn, when power for running from two to three hundred thousand spindles will be made available for factories. Weverton is situated on the lines of the Chesa peake and Ohio Canal, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and the Turnpike from the city of Fred erick to Harpers-Ferry. These highways unite a few miles East of it, pass in junxta position through it, and separate a few miles West of it: and it is thus supplied with commu nications by which a certain and cheap supply of raw material can be obtained at all seasons, and manufactured articles sent to all parts of the Union. It is in the midst of a fertile agricultural region, and it is believed that not only subsistence, but fuel also, can be more cheaply procured there than at any manufacturings town now improved. The climate is fine, and the water supplied by nu merous springs cannot be excelled. Building materials of all kinds are easily and cheaply procured. The first applicants for Factory Sites will be accommodated on the most liberal terms. It is proper to remark that every deed or lease for property, will contain a clause prohibiting thereon the manufacture or sale of ardent spirits and all other intoxicating drinks. By order of the Board. GEORGE JACOBS, Prcs't. Weverton, Md , May 21,1847. ITH a view of extending u.y business, I am ? * now opening a larger and more extensive assortment of GOODS, than I have ever yet offer ed to the public, and upon more accommodating terms. Wo wish all to call and see for them May 7, 1647. Spring Goods. TSTE are now receiving our Spring Goods. '? AnriMR. KEYES & KEARSLKY. SOTICE. selves. THOS. RAWLINS. (General Sntciligcnce. I From tiiu I'uiuville Emporium. CEV. TAYJLOIt A.\l) TI1E WIIIGS. Wo sometime since expressed our doubts about . General Taylor entertaining, as the \Vhi<;s ? -ave repeatedly declared, sentiments consonant ?vith their own, and to sustain us in the position Lhen taken, we lay before our readers a letter from _j,-en. Cameron to Col. S. D. Patterson, Editor of .' the Norristovvn Register, which is*prefaced with I :? *-rW sMc cditoriul in that paper. The article ? I we Will give in our next,?the letter, it is more ? "hixa probable, will settle the qucstiou of General ' Taylor's political principled. .Middlerows, April 25,1S17. " Dear Sir:?-Your paper of last week was | handed to nic-Ais morning, and reminds me of a J i promise ^ poj, in writing what I said to you tha j other day in regard to Gen. Taylor. ?? I have several acquaintances who know the old General well, and I met, since the battle of j Bucna Vista, one, a distinguished citizen of Ken- : j lucky, who lived beside him for many years.? Th s gentleman was recently the democratic can didate for a high office. lie says that Taylor has been a democrat all his life, and this agrees with all my information on the subject, llis lather ! was one of the Electors who gave the vote of Vir- ? ginia to Mr. Jetterson. lie was the personal and pol.tical friend of Gen. Jackson, and the firm sup porter of his administration and measures. In 13C3, he was stationed in this place on the recrut ing service, and he is still remembered by some ? ; oi our citizens, who speak of him with pleasure, j and say that he was then a supporter of Simon ! Snyder, lie entered the army in early life, and | has never been a politician?nor has he ever had any connection with the machinery ol parly or with wire-working poli ticiaus?but he has always j kept up an acquaintance with the leading mea- ! sure3 of the day. and his enquiring mind is stored I with a thorough knowledge of the whole system of our government. No man has a greater lever- ! ence for the will of the people, and none have shewn a greater desire to e!ev ;ile and sustain huui i ble men of intellect and merit. '?1 have before me a letter from a friend sit j Mortercy, who fmight by his side in more than ? one field, dated .March 11, ISiT, who speaks of ' him :n these words:?"Gen. Taylor has arrived, | since the above was written, lie is simple and I unos'.entaueous as a chiid?plain as a pike-stall-? homely and unpretending?brave as Casar, and ! as determined and firm us adamant. 1 ie has strong good sense?he is unornamental, but useful. Ilis 'sense is of the cast iron kind, not shin ng hut solit1, and altogether practical, lie is the least showy, unartificial general or subaltern that is or ever was in the American army. He has a power and an influence over men, whether in lividu il- or ar mies that is irresistible. All around him have a consciousness of security .and safely, while he is with them. It is this moral power, this m.t<jic of i: J, which made lii> ftair thousand men su perior to twenty thousand well disciplined troops.' '?Ifl have not, my dear sir, said enough to con- ! vinee you that Gen. Taylor is a good democrat of the Jefferson, Snyder, and Jackson school, 1 shall be *Iad to hear what will make a democrat. Sincerelv vour friend, SIMON CAMERON, j Co'. SaMUEI, 1). 1V.TTE11SOS, Editor ?? .Norrisiowu Kreisier." biroRTANT al Opinion?Fugitives from ; !Striicc in the Slave Suites.?Gov. Siiunk. ol Penn I syiviuiu, recently hiid before the Attorney General \ of lit; State, Ij. Cbainpneys, Esqlor his opinion ; of tie law in the case, the facts in relation to the I appication by the Governor of .Maryland to the i Goxernor of that State under the 4th aiticle of | the 'Constitution of the United States, and the act ! of Congress of the 13th February, 1703, request | ing tic apprehension and delivery as fugitives from | justice, of Jack Mack and Ellen Lochoian, slaves for lie, who stand indicted under a law of Mary land.of tho crime of running away and escaping from that Stale into the Slate of Pennsylvania, agaiist the v. ill and consent ol their masters and owners, with a view to escape from the servitude of thfir said masters or owners. The Philadel phia Ledger says: Tte Attorney General, after due consideration, arrives at the conclusion that the fugitives from service or labor, are not embraced, and cannot be demaided under that clause of the Constitution which provides for delixering up fugitives from justice. That the rightful remedy of the owner is un;hr that clause of the Constitution and the Act of Congress of 17SJ3?which provides for de livering up persons held to service or labor, and that no act of State Legislation can evade, alter, abridge or enlarge the provisions and remedies contained in the Constitution and laws of the U. j States relating to this subject. This opinion, j the Governor says, seems to him to be sustained I by dtf history of the Federal government, and the | exposition of that part of the Constitution now un ; der consideiation, made cotemporaneously with j its adoption, as well as by the current of our judi j cial decisions, especially by that of the Supreme j Courtof the United States in the case of Prigg vs. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, reported in [ 1<> Peters', page 539. The Governor, thefore, de clined issuing the warrant for the arrest. Dr.. Smith on Wheat.?Dr. Gideon 15. Smith, the former able editor of the American Farmer, has made the following prediction with reference to the coming crop. Mark it. ' The wheat crop must be looked to. I am not j a dealerin wheat, nor interested in it other than j as an eater of bread. Hut the scab will be found to efiect the crop of 1847 to such an extent that a j | great scarcity of good flour wil prevail. The scab is also an epidemic at times. It will spread ! over the whole of this country in 1847, '48: will appear in Europe this year and 1848, and over the ; whole continent. It will take the usual course of vegetable epidemics, from west to east?that is, it commences in the America, and will reach the j eastern world. Nearly all, if not all, nniinal epi demics commence in the east, and progress west wardly, as iu the case of cholera. When the scab shall have run its course then the wheat will be relieved of its baneful effect? j 1847 will be the climax in America In 1S4S there will be some of it more or less ; in 1849 it will disappear; one year later in all those dates! will be the time of its progress in Europe. Put j let no one despair. The potato and wheat and ? corn, and all other kinds of human and animal j food, will be preserved, and continue their abun- j dant supplies of human food. It had been said . that we must "never despair of a merciful and j benificent Providence." Governor of Maine.?There being no choice of governor by the people, John W. Dana, the ; Democratic candidate, was elected by the Legis- 1 lature on Saturday last. Thf. Carpenters.?Thirty" bosscarpenters,'' i in Philadelphia, in addition to the long list pub lished Foine day3 since, have agreed to pay their : "jours" the sum of Si..50 per day, tho amount j demanded by them. A DDK ESS lo the AMERICAN TEOl'Lli. The following are the proceedings of a special meeting of the corporation of the city of Dublin, held at the City Assembly House, on the ult., the Lord Mayor of the city presiding :? Doctor Gray, after some jncfatury observations, said he had beeu reqeuestd by the committee ap pointed at the last meeting lo prepare an address to the American people, to submit the following address tor the approbation of the council:? " To llie Presiilent of lk.3 L'niUxl Males:?Sir, ?We, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Burges ses of the corporation of the city of Dublin, oeg leave to tender to you, arid through yon, to the Federal- Government and the T-ryis!a"'ire of the United States, our treep and atiection.-"-j grati tude for the prompt generosity with which you placed, at the disposal of your benevolent citizens, the national ships, the Jamestowif and Macedo nia?, fqriihe purpose of conveying to our famish rug tfOHmryuien, the supplies of food, furnished '? To you, sir. as the head of a State, which is foreign to the power to which it is our fate to owe allegiance, obvious iiKitives of delicacy prevent us from expressing the eindTions suggested by a contrast which here involuntarily presents itself. Of that contrast it was not your intention to make any ostentation, and we will not farther allude tg it; but no motives need prevent us, as Irishmen, who never can consider your nation as alien to our t.earts or affections, from expressing our satis faction that the government of a free people, who have so long afforded a hospitable refuge to our expatriated countrymen, should have set to the nations of the world the noble example ofaiding the private benevolence of its citizens, by giving its ships of war to convey food to a distant people, whose unhappy position gives them no national equivalent to reliirn, but must leave the generous donors to be rewarded by the approval of their own consciences. - We are aware, Sir, that this is not the first occasion on which the generous sympathies ol American citizens have out poured themselves in liberal supplies for famishing multitudes in this old world. We kuow_ that many years ago, with an enthusiasm of humanity, similar, if not equal in amount, to that which now so nobly agitates your country, your citizens fed the people of im poverished Greece. We know, that in the year 1832, when famine wasted the inhabitants of the G'u/m Da I'crde islands; when the old world was torpid to the suffering of those Inlanders, who were perishing within its precincts, and their mother country attended to their wants with an inadequacy that was equivalent to total neglect; the young sympathies of your new world, bound to them by no political tie.-?linked to them by few commer cial relations?associated by none of the claims of neighborhood?overleaped all distances, physi cal and moral, and fed that population gratuitous ly for montlis. These facts may take from the peculiarity of the compliment paid to ourselves, but as exalting the character of those to whom we are so deeply indebted to, it indulges our grateful fre'i::jrs t? mtcrmingle 'lu'-.n ? ;'ii rl.e expression of-our thanks. Still we do believe? that the con dition of our unfortunate country docs excite some peculiar sympathies among your people.? Of this we find evidence in the unparalleled ex tent of the efforts now being made in its behalf over the surface of your republic, and in the un precedented conduct of your government, in spar ing ships of war for our use, at a moment when iln! whole resources of votir country are called intoexcr Km,both by luiul aiid sea, tor the prosecu tion of the hostilities in which \on are engaged. That the people of Ireland should be so often exhibited lo the worid as mendicants, receiving the charity of other nations, is deeply humiliating to us, so that the pleasure of rendering you our thanks is dashed with gloomy and melancholy feeling. To return thanks gracefully for favors, which, while they bless the giver, must in some degree humiliate the receiver, is no easy task? nor w ill you exact from our misery, its perfect exe cution. Hut if it could be easy in any case?it would be easy in the present. Your manner and your words are alike open and sympathetic, as your acts have been open handed and liberal.?If there was any country to which the Irish people could feel pleasure in owing and acknowledging an obligation of this character, that country, Sir, would be yours. You will believe, Sir, that our present gratitude is deep-felt and abiding, and is measured not so much by the extent of the bene fit conferred on our people, as by the flattering good will evinced in conferring it. "To you, Sir, personally, for the promptness with which you sanctioned the act of the legisla ture, and the wonderful rapidity, so characteristic of your nation, with which you had it carried into execution, we tender our warmest acknowledg ments?and respectfully beg that you will convey to the Government, the Legislature, and the peo ple of the United States, the expression of a gratitude, which shall never be eflaced from our hearts, or those of our childrens' children." "JOHN GRAY, Chairman." Productions of the United States.?The Patent Oflice Report, furnishes the following im portant information. Wheat, oats, rye, Indian corn, potatoes, hay and tobacco, are raised in every State and territory in j the Union. I Barley raised in all except Louisiana, j Buckwheat raised in all except Louisiana and i Florida. j New England, New York, New Jersey, Penn ! sylvania, Michigan. Ohio and Wisconsin do not | raise cotton. The States that do not rkise cotton, together with Maryland, Delaware imd Indiana, do not raise rice. | Every State and te'rritorv except Iowa does raise silk. Every State except Delaware makes sugar. New York raises the most barley, viz: 1,802, 282 bushels. New York raises the most potatoes, viz: 24,907, 55-1 bushels. New York raises the most hay, \iz : 4,595,936 tons. Ohio rahes the most wheat, viz: 10,780,705 bushels. Pennsylvania raises the most rye, viz: 8,429, 336 bushels. Pennsylvania raises the iriost buckwheat, viz. G.308.508 biiihels. Tennessee raises the most corn, viz: 67,738, 447 bushels. Virginia raises the most fiaxand hemp viz: 31, 720 lbs. Kentucky raises the mo?t tobacco, viz: 72,322, 543 lbs. Georgia raises the most cotton, viz: 148,175, 129lbsr Souta Carolina raises the most rice, viz: 66, 892,307 lbs. Kidnapping.?A man named Updike, notorious as a kidnapperand desperate outlaw, was arrested on Sunday nigh', it Newpoit, Del., after strong resistance with tire arms. He has since been tried at Newcastle on the charge of kidnapping, bnt the jury were unable to agree, and were dis charged. He will probably be tried again next term IN U iVlliifilv IU. Tes Dollajis Fine pon Kssixg.?Among tho indictments before the Sussex Oyer and Terminer last week was one against William Snyder, of Stillwater, for an assault and battery on Miss I'hcbe I*. Allen, with intent to kist. The olli-nce appeured by the testimony of the young ladv to have been committed against her wilh Tho Court charged thejury,that this thing having been done against the will of the young lady, it constitu ted an assault and battery, of which, if they be lieved the testimony, they inust find ine defendant guity, which they did; and the court imposed a lino of ten dollars. Tlie essence of-the crime is said to consist in the fact that the plaintiff is a married rftan.?Jtfewarfc ,lit . Another Famine Exx'Ected.?Mr. Bennett, in one of his recent letters to the N. Y. Herald, predicts that ?? according to all appearances and all calculations, the year 1847 will exhibit as great a deficency as that of 1816. This opinion is al ready entertained and promulgated by many think ers and reasoners in France and England. Some even go to far as to s.iy that tho next crops will [ be even uiore deficient than the last. The plague i is not considered at its highest point, according [ to certain experiments already made. It is even spreading inu> other countries." The Whigs elected their Governor in the Statu of New York by taking up a man identified with anti-rentism and pledged to pardou the anti-rent convicts. They have now elected a may or in tho city by voting for a man who was avowed to be a national reformer, or in other words in favor of at diversion ot land among all citizens, and for every voter to vote himself a farm. Wo hope the Whigs will therefore never again accuse the Democratsofbeinga levelling,agrarian, jacobin party.? Vi'cksburg Sentinel. The .MoKStoNS.?There has been, it seems, an irreconcilable split among the Mormons at Sau Francisso. The little volcano has been rumbling for some time, and has at last broke forth in a flame. The result ol this explosion will bo iu throw them into different parts of California, lu this dissevered state they w ill undoubtedly do more good than a distinct community. They have habits of industry that can make them extensively useful; they arc a plain, laborious,frugal people, and little deserve the opprobrium which may be cast upon them.?The Val ifimiian. Ajjeiucax Home Mission Ait v Socitri".?This Society held its annual session at the Tabernacle in .New York, on Wednesday evening. Its report shows a vast and valuable amount oi labor done. It has employed within the year 972 ministers, in 20 diflerem Slates and Territories, preaching to 1,170 congregations. 32 new missionaries havo been appointed in the Western States. The So ciety numbers 73,000 Sabbath School children, and 97,000 temperance subseril>ers. 120 sanctu aries have been completed during the year. Its receipts'of 11^ months amount to ?119,-153 94, its liabilities ?<132,998 30. It had a balance on hand, April 15, 1S46, of $2,735 25, leaving it* present debt $13,728 80. The receipts for the last year were ?8,400 7G less than the previous year. The Society st-nds pledged in the coming year for ?57,270 04. Considering the enlarged sphere oi its labor, the Society is in a flourishing condition, and is entitled to a prayer for success in everv "ood mail's heart. Sor.iuTniKG Handsome.?The Union published 1 the following note from l.ord I'almerston, present ing tlic thanks of the British Government anil na : lion to tlie people of the United States, for their liberal contributions iu aid of the fullering people of Ireland: Foreign OrriCE, March 31, 18-17. Sin?I have received j'our despatch No. 8, of the 12th tilt., stating that measures had been taken for the purpose of raising a subscription in the United States for the relief of the destitute Irish j oor. And I have to instruct you to take every oppor tunity to show how gratelu! her Majesty's Govern ment and the British nation at large feel for the kind and honorable manifestation of sympathy, by tho citizens of the United State?, for the suttering of the Irish people. It might indeed have been ex pected that a generous and high-minded nation would deeply commiserate the sufferings which an awful visitation of Providence has indicted upon so hir^e a population, descended from the same uncei-torsas themselves. Hut Die active and en eJgetic assistance which the people of tho United States are thus affording to the poor Irish, while j it reflects the highest honor upon our transatlan tic hrethern, must tend to draw closer, and to render stronger and more lasting, those tics of friendship and mutual esteem which her majesty's government trusts will long continue to exist be tween the two great branchrs of the Anglo-Saxon : family?seperated, indeed, from each other, by geographical position, but united together by common interests, to which every succeeding year must add increasing extenrion and force. 1 am, &.c. PA LM ERSTON. To the Right Hon. Richard I'akenham, &c. Deatii of Three Brothers wixnix Eight Days.?The Eaton (Ohio) Register, of the fith inst., contains a notice of a sad and unusual dis pensation of Providence, from which we copy the following: Died, on the 24th u!t., Dr. I'eleg Whitridge, ' aged 51 years. On the 20ih ult. Dr. John C. Whitridge, aged I 53 years. On the 2d inst. L. \V. Whitridge, aged about \ 39 years. I The deceased all died of an acute affection of the lungs. They were all brothers, and residents of the town of New Paris, in this county?ufl iu the p.-iine of life. The lir&ttwo were physicii-nr, eminent in their profession. I Mysterious Disaiteaeasce.?The X. York ! Globe slates that an individual by the name of j Thomas, said to be a relation of ex-Governor Tho I mas, of Maryland, has been missing since Satur day week last, leaving his wife in that city in a state of grrat uneasiness. lie recently-arrived ? there from Charleston, S. C., and was said to have in his possession some ?8,000 in specie. In Com pany with his wife he was to have taken the 4 o'clock train for Philadelphia, on the Saturday referred to, but according to the account of tho hotel-kseper, where he had rooms, he withdrew his baggage at C A. M.,o?i that day?Mrs. Thomas being then in Brooklyn?since which, all trace of hiin !ia= been lost. What the Navy has ?oxe.?Our Navy has now in possession, or blockaded, every nook on the Gulf coast, into which supplies can be re ceived, except some small ports between Alva rado and Tobasco. The Uuion says:?"That it understands Com Perry is organizing a strong corps of officers and men, with several pieces of light artillery, to'be ready for landing, in co-opc ratiou with the land forces, should it Le expedient to do so." The great problem of the age. Can a womr.r. ' keep a secret ? is now about to be solved. A la dv has been made operator in the Sprjngfeld ol fice of the Boston Telegraph Line. All the tti.-i. isess of the line passes under her eye.