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Goon new*!—North Carolina, Ken
tucky, and Indiana, have, at tlioir rocent
ejections, Riven a triumph to the Whigs.
Next comes Ohio and Pennsylvania ; and
thn Whigs of this State aro not idle—our
ranks aro daily increasing, and the “glo
ry of having served under such a chief
as our President, the yeomanry are con
cluding ia sufficient for Mr. Van Buren.
- ITT We notice that the last Winches
ter Republican complains ofthovory ir
regular manner the National Intelligen
cer 1breceived in Winchester. The same
is the case here, and the subscribers to
that able print sro complaining loudly in
this quarter. We do hope the F.ditor6
of the Intelligencer will try and ferret
out the cause.
O President Jackson intends passing
through Pennsylvania,on his return from
the Hermitage to the seat ol Govern
O From the Lewisburg Alloghanian
T/e learft that General IlAnmson arriv
ed at the Blue Sulphur Springs,in Green
brier county, this state, on the I7(h Inot.
O The same pap.ir computes the num
ber of visiters at all the Springs, within
40 miles square, in the counties of Mon
roe, Greenbrier and Bath, at two thou
(J55* Mr. Allen of Harrison co.,
has accepted the appointment of Judge,
in the place of the late Judge TAtLOR of
Boitetourt county.
Colonel Fanning's Murder.
We find in the Red River Gazette, of
the 10th of July, Bays the Baltimore
Chronicle, a narrative by Capt. Bcur
loch,one.of Fanning’s detachment, of
the massacre of that gallant officer and
his command, which agrees in all par
ticulars with that given by Mr. Sphon
to the Now York Evening Star. Cap
tain Scurlock remained with the Mexi
can army for two months after the iubb •
sacra Attending to the sick and woun
ded keying to perform the most menial
time, he gathered many particulars, rel
ative to the fall and slaughter of the A
lamo, from a number of Mexicans, who
were present at that action.—They in
formed him, that their loss nmountod to
1525, ten of whom fell by tho hand ol
Colonel Bowie, 'and seventeen by tho
hand of Colonel David Cbockett.
(CT We observe tho statement that
thero wore upwards of three hundred vi
siters at Bath, Berkeley Springs, last
t? Tho letter of tho President to the
Governor of Tennessee, end one also to
the Governor of Kentucky .countermand
iiig the requisitions of Gen. GAtnis will
be found in our columns to-day. We
consider these papers of some importance
nationally ; but of no importanco what
ever sb to either tho Texans or Mexi
cans. They leave theso parties as they
were ; and Gen. Gaines in possession of
a portion of the territory claimod by
Mexico. Hi's attitude is not changed,
nor the orders previously, given him,—
yet they do assume for the United Slates
neutral ground, and so far, they may
have a bearing favourable to tho United
States in the estimation of other dationa.
KT From our intelligence from Texas
in another column to day, it will he ob
served that our citizens are still Hocking
to the aid of the Texan cause, and we
are almost ready to bclievo, (hat the
time is not vciy dietrfnl when Mexico
herself will find it necessary to aBk of
Texas peace, conceding nil that she may
demand, unless indeed, tho foolish proc
lamation of the Texan government, for
bidding ships of other nations entering
certain ports of Mexico, may beget evils
which that government did not even
bream of. No nation will permit her
commerce to be interrupted by such a
proclamation, issued by such a govern
ment, and sustained by such a force- It
can only excite the contempt of the com
Uieicial world.
E Col. James Mr Mason, of Frede
rick, is spoken of by a writer in the
t harlestown Free Press, as a suitable
ptteou to supply tho place of Mr. Leigh,
in thn Senate, in c*s= «..... —B—
Col. ?4ason is talked of in this quarter
nsa candidate for Congress, at the next
O’The Winchester Republica'n estab
lishment has been purchased by Mr.
Wii.i.iam Toweiis,under whose control
that paper now appears.
Enormous rrojits !
From Ohio papers it appears that the
Cleveland Insurance Company declared
a dividend on the first of but month, of
twenty per cent, for six months,and tbe
stock sold thn snme day at two hundred
ami fifteen for ono hundred.
We learn generally, (says the Balti
more Gnzotto, of 2d inst.) that the re
ceipts of tho Ifaltiinore and Ohio rail
road company, continue to exceed in
each month of the present year, those of
nny proesding one—the travelling espe
cially on the main hne of road, during
the month of July lias produced a much
greater amount than during the same
month in any previons year. Tho addi
tion of a cent per mile which the com
pany are now entitled to charge will
greatly add to the amount of receipts.
An intelligent gentleman of this city,
who ie nlroady distinguished for his in«
ventivo genius, has declared, that in five
years from (his time, wo shall soo an
iron bai,loon, ttyo hundred foet high,
which will transport a thousand pasaen.
gera from Washington to Tittsburg and
hack again tho same day. The balloon
will bo perfectly manageable and storm
proof. He eays it will take one hundred
thousand dollars to build it. It is prob
ablo that travelling will increase consid
erably by that time. Wo nre a belie,
ver in the possible balloon prophesied a
bout, nnd nre ready to swallow almost
any prodiction as to scientific results.
Read tbo following, and then prescribe
the limit of human knowledge »
Electric Light.—Mr. Lindsey, a
teacher in Dundee, formerly lecturer
to the Watt Institution, succeeded, on
the evening of Saturday, the 25ih ult.
in obtaining a constant electric light.
It is upwards of two years since he
turned hia attention to this subject, but
much of that time has been devoted to
other avocations. The light, in beau
ty surpasses all—has no smell—emits
no traoke—is incapable of eiplosion,
and not requiring air for coinbustion—
can be kept in sealed glass jars. It
ignites without the aid of a taper, and
seems _ peculiiirW^gfJj ^dif 'ot/iWr jlftf.
ces containing combustible materials.
It can be sent to any convenient dis
tance, and tile apparatus for produ
cing it may be contaiued in a common
chest.— Wash. Mir.
* r~Tg
A Sign.—The Lynchburg Demo
crat has hauled down the red petticoat
banner of Granny Harrison, and run
up the Democratic Van Buren Hug.
Wc cut tho above paragraph from the
Pitteburg Democrat, a "By Authority"
print, which is a bsao calumny on our
Lynchburg friend. The Lynchburg De
j mocrat has been up and down, for tho
want of support, several timee we be
I liovo since its first establishment, and is
( ’
and always has been one of the most
j violent nnd hetrogenous prints in its ad«
hesion to ‘ the party” published iu our
t? We will publish Bomo extracts
from tho speech of Mr. Jacob Burnet,
delivered at Cincinnati, relative to the
public ecrvicee of Gen. Harbison, in
our next number.
(IT" The lion. C. Wickliffe, now
the Lieut. Governor of Kentucky, re
marking on the vilo epithets placed on
Harrison, in a stump speech delivered
boforc a largo assembly, a lew days be
fore iho recent election in that state, ob
served that ho was “tub most effi
cient “GRANNY” he ever knew ron
tug British armv, of about 600 Bovs
assembly shouted cheers !
WlLLIAMSrOHT, Aug. 20.
The Board of Directors of the Ches
apeake end Ohio Canal Company, ar
rived in this place on Wednesday last,
in the I’acket Line, and proceeded on
their route of examination of the Ca
nal location on Thursday morning.
While hers they appointed Mr. Wm.
S. Morrison Collector of Tolls, us
the snccessor of Mr. Wm. Harvey,who
is about emigrating to the West. Mr.
Morrison will make a very competent
i nicer, and his appointment will give
general satisfaction.
The party was composed of the
Hun. Geo. G. Washington, Presi
dent, Jnu. P. Ingle, Esq. Secretary,
■ and Mtissis. Junney, U union,Hinder
son and Marburg, Directors, and Mr
Fisk, Chief Engineer. It is probable
that they will proceed aa far West as
Cumberland, before their return. This
noble work, will no doubt, be prose
cuted with that energy and despatch,
which have heretofore distinguished
the board, and under the most favour
able circumstances, our state having
furnished them with ample resources.
It is expected that the line now under
contract to some distance above Han
cock, will be rendered available lor
the next summer, and it ia confidently
hoped and expected,’ that the whoie
route to Cumberland will be finished
in a period not exceeding two years,
bringing us within convenient access
to the mineral resources of Alleghany.
What’ein the wind ndw ? Wefindthe
following in thn Unitod Statca Gazette
of Thursday :
“Something is brewing nt Washing
ton. When tiio Public is to have the
advantage of the labors, we know not:
but we have a rumor that some of the
Van fiuren men are in trouble about
certain threats made by the President
relative so the anrplus revenue, viz :
that it should never go to the States,
that one difficulty or another should
keep it bnck, and that those difficulties
should be multiplied just in proportion
to the demand of the States. We at*
not acquainted with particulars, but it
is said that the exposition will bring j
dismay into the tanks of the Adminis
tration. Our correspondent speaks
with certainty of the result.”
Brutes never make themselves redic
ulous—that is tho pccdliar prerogative
of man.
From the New Orleans Bee, Aug, 5.
• By the arrival of the Texan schoon
er Independence, Commodore Hawk
ins, from Texas, we learn that the port
of Metemoras was BLOCKADED
by the Texan vessels of W ar Brutus,
Terrible, and Invincible. The Texan
army were making great preparations
to march and evade Metamoras by
land with a large force.
The Mexican brig of war Correo
Segundo was lost on her way from
Metamoras to Vera Cruz ; all hands
perished, except Captain Thompson
and two marines. A forced loan was
collected at Metamoras. The Amer-,
ican Consul was obliged to contribute:
another loan was about to be forced
when our informant left.
Texas:” ' of the Republic of
To all whom these presents shall
come: Know ye, that I, David G.
Burnett, President of the Republic of
Texas, by and with the advice and
consent of the Cabinet do order,decree,
and proclaim the port of. Metamoras,
in the Tamaulipas, and Republic of
Mexico, comprising the mouth of the
Rio Grande abd the Brazos, Santiago,
and also the inlets, estuaries, and pass
es east of it, that now and hereafter
may be io possession of Mexico, and
from and after the date of this procla
mation, In a state of absolute blockade
by the armed vessels of this nation.
And for the purpose of carrying this
proclamation, into complete effect, an
armed naval force now is and will con
tinue to be kept at or near the said
port, inlet, and passes, entirely suffi
cient to enforce this decree.
For any breach or effort at breach
of this blockade, (he offending vessel
and cargo will be liable to confiscation,
and the officers and marines of such
vessel will be subject to all*the penal
ties attached to a breach of blockade.
This decree shall take effect as to
vessels sailing from New Orleans,with
in three days after its publication in
that city, and within live daya as to
vessels from any other neutral ports
within the Gull of Mexico ; and within
twenty days as to any other port of the
United Slates north of the Gulf of Mex
ico; and within forty-five days, as to
vessels sailing from any of the potta of
Done at Velasco, on the 21st of July,
A. D. 1856, and fust of the Inde
pendence of the Republic of Texas.
W. 11. Jack, Sec’ry of Slate.
Latest from Texas.
New Oklkans, August 6.
Captain Watts, of the schooner
William and Fiances, in four days
from Matagorda, says that the day
previous to sailiug Captain O’Neall, of
(he Texan artillery, had arrived there,
on business connected with Govern
ment matters : he was only one day
from the army, and stated that the
Texan forces bad increased since last
accounts to 3,500 men ; that a further
augmentation of Iroru 500 to 700 was
daily looked for,(being on their march
tor bead quarters,) and he confidently
asserted that, beloie the lapse of many
days, the ttoups would have further
increased to upwards of 5,000: The
intended march and invasion of Meta
moraa was much talked of—the pro
ject was rapidly maturing, and would
ere long be carried into effect—in
which case but little apprehension as
to the result was entertained ; indeed,
the Texans were almost sanguine of cer
tain success ; the primary obstacles
to its prevention at the present period
(as reported by the spy just returned,)
being the great scarcity of water, and
(he contagious maladies peculiar to the
season, on those arid wastes oVer which
they would necessarily have to pass.
Santa Ana and Almonte are at pre
sent at Columbia ; the remainder of
the prisoners are at Galveston islah i.
From the New Orleans. Bulletin, Aug 5.
The following lottor from Fairfax
Oatelet, Esij. late of this city, gives ua
some interesting information from Tcx
ns :| Velasco, July 20, 1836
Our army is still at Victoria, upon
the river Guadaioupe. Lamar had ar
rived there, ngreeably to the last ac
counts, and presented himself as Com
mander-in-Chief of the Texan forces ;
but, with all his popularity, Was unable
to obtain the concurrence of the army
with the wishes of the Cabinet. The
question was put to vote, whether he
should enjoy 'the chief commnnd, or
Rusk continue in his former capacity,
until the arrival of General Houston.
The matter was decided by an over'
whelming majority in favor of the two
latter gentlemen—so that Rusk re
mains Brigadier General Commanding, |
and the authority of Major General
Houston will be recognised as soon as
he arrives in camp. Lamar is said to
have behaved in his usual and disin
terested and patriotic manner.
The army in the field at this tinae is
two thousand strong. Col. Wilson’s
regiment will soon be in marching or
der. The whole country is up and
moving on to camp. The old settlers
are determined to redeem their injured
credit—undeservedly injured, bs the
great majority of them could not have
acted differently, and secured their fa
milies from the bloodthirsty Violence
of a ruthless and senii barbarous foe—
and they are now flocking onwards to
prove to an invidious world that their
arms are as strong, and the spirit of
liberty burning as brightly in their
hearts, os it ever did in the olden lime,
when the independence of their moth
er country was in its cradle, and rock
ing amid the element* of internal dis
cord and foreign recklessness.
Felix Houston h?» been promoted
to the rank of Brigadier General by
brevet. Green still enjoys the com
mission which he appeared to prise so
Mi.hlu in NpW Orton— iro
both in camp. Santa Ana, the ill
fated and fallen despot, is now at Co.
lumbia, and has the pleasing anticipa
tion of being shortly escorted to the
army, and there receiving his sentence;
a detachment has been ordered in for
the purpose. You may hear of a ca
tastrophe before many weeks havee
lapsed. 1 anticipate it with positive
General Rusk has ordered the Mex
ican families on the Guadaioupe and
La Baca, and all those who were like
ly to afford information to the enemy,
to retire upon the Rio Grande, or take
themselves off to the Colorado. Car
bajal de Leon, and some others,intend
making a summer sojourn in New
Orleans. Health to them 1
There are said to be no Mexican
troops on this side of the Rio Grande.
They are preparing to make a desper
ate effort to heal their wounded honor,
and recover possession of this paradise
—a garden, in which sucii descendants
of Cain were never intended by Nature
or Nature’s God to live, unless to be
expelled again,with renewed ignominy:
the honorable ex-President John Quin
cy Adams to the contrary notwith
standing. That they are calling up
all their resources, and at this moment
straining every nerve for the purpose
of making a sudden and formidable de
scent upon us, is too apparent to need
substantiation. 1 am strongly inclined
to believe that their present intention
is to make a combined and simultane
ous attack by land and sea.
At all events, we should be prepared
for the crisis ; and surely, our friends
in the United States will aid us in ob
taining a sloop of war, or at least an IS
gun brig. ] am obliged to break off
here, us the vessel is just getting under
From tho Bod Biver Gazette, July 23.
By a gentleman (Mr. Perkins) who
arrived here on Tuesday last from
Texas, we are informed that Captains
Carnes, Miller, and H. Teal, together
with other prisoners, who were so
treacherously taken by the Mexicans
at Metnruoras, have since been libera
ted, with (lie exception of Henry Teal.
The reason why Teal was detained is
not known. Cap). Carnes would not
leave the place, but remained with
Teal—the others wont to join the Tex
un urmy on the Colorado.
A western editor proposes a
means of assisting the Tex’ns, which,
if it were tried, there can be no doubt,
would abundantly accomplish for the
cause, all that is predicted for it. The
following is the prescription :
“How to use Santa Ana to the best
advantage. Cage him, bring him to
the United States, and exhibit him as
you would another Tiger, and devote
the proceeds to the relief of the Tex
ans.”—Geo. Met.
([/’“One of the grounds of objection
urged against Gen. Harrison by the
Indiana Democrat, is, that General H.
while Governor of that territory, en
deavored to introduce Slavery within
its limits. And yet, in Virginia, he is
assailed os an Abolitionist.— Virg.
The Giant and the Dwarf.—The
Louisiana Advertiser says s—“Mr.
Varr Buren promises his friends that if
elected, he will tread in the footsteps
of General Jackson. Ridiculous! The
General wears seven-leagued bools, &
leaves the print of a giant I—Van Bu
ren is a clever puss in hoots,who leaves
only the suspicion of a track.”
Har. Advocate.
{£/" We insert the following re
marks extracted from a work published
in N cw York, entitlod “Stricture on
Health or an Investigation into tho
Physical Effects of Intempcranco upon
Health," by Daniel M. Reese, at the
request of a subscriber in Hardy :
After stating the effects of ardent
spirits and some other stimulants upon
the human system, our author says :
“The next in point of criminality is
that of eating Snuff, a destructive hab
it that is perhaps increasing in our
country, and which is only surpassed
by the ravages of ardent spirits. I
have known two instances,says our au
thor, of death from the excessive use
of Scotch Snuff, within rny own obser
vation. This sinful practice has its or
igin in using the Scotch SnuQ'asa tooth
powderat first it is usually found
nauseous to the taste, ycry gradually
however, this disrelish subsides and
this disgusting article is retained in the
mouth for hours together, and as like
all other stimulants it is found to be
exhilirating in its effects. . A fondness
is soon acquired for it and it is indul
ged in daily and in some cases hourly,
until it becomes necessary to the very
enjoyment of life, and numbers of our
female friends get greatly excited by it
every day of their lives; the effects is
soon visible by their friends and phy
sician by a deadly paleness of their
countenances, weakness of body, and
stupor of mind ( and their stomach,
limn* nr hrnin annn vicld Under the
unnatural poison. Thus hundreds be
come feeble and debilitated at first,and
as soon as disease of any kind over
takes them they fall victims to its in
fluence, and die from diseases, which,
under other circumstances,are perfect
ly manageable by medicine.”
From the New York Courier.
A fair hit.—The Philadelphia pn
pen have been for some time engaged
in the laudable labor of proving that
pretty much all the great men of the
country were born in Philadelphia or
in the state of Pennsylvania. Fulton,
they say, wai certainly born in that
state. Gen. Hamilton, of South Car
olina, was born there also. Mr. Dod
ridge, of Virginia, had the same bless
ed advantage ; and even Mr. Senator
Preston first saw daylight in the city
6f brotherly love, being born in trans
itu, while his parents were travelling
through the Keystone Commonwealth.
Such multifarious causes of congratu
lation would be enough for one modest
member of the confederacy, we should
think ; but the Philadelphians are not
contented with them,it seems. ^Those
who have been born there even inclu
ding the honorable Richard Rush, are
not sufficient to satisfy their longings
after glory ; but they claim eclat for
such as came within an ace of it. They j
say Mr. Calhoun had “well nigh been
born in Pennsylvania,” as his father
and mother emigrated from Ireland to
that State, and went thence to South
Carolina, a little too soon for so glori
ous a consummation. We wonder
they don’t claim Franklin upon simi
lar principle. He would have been
born there too, but for the accidental
circumstance that he arrived a little too
late, as Mr. Calhoun arrived a little
too early.
The inhabitants of Buffalo are about
erecting a splendid Exchange. It is said
that when completed, it will surpass in
size and richness of architecture any
similar establishment in the U. States, if
not in the world.
(t?* The Rev. Mr. Hkbzog, who
whs committed to the jail of Bucks
county, on a charge of Murder, has
been admitted to bail in the sum of
$1,3U0, for Ilia appearance at court—
so that it would appear it is at least
not a capital offence.— Get. Sentinel.
Tho lion. Lewie Cass, Secretary ol
War, returned to Washington on Thurs
day week, from his visit to Michigan.
jpotelfln XetoB.
Fromtbo JNow York Gazette, Aug, ]
Very late from Europe.
The fast failing packet ship f},
Jersey, Captain Barstow, arrives
this city this morning from Liverpool
I'ovinrr lafi that nnrt an the 2Olh ..i.1
having left that port on the 20th u|,'
VVe are indebted to Messrs. Topljjfj
for files of English papers, from which
we are able to glean the following iteni,
of intelligence:
The Sultan of Turkey, in conge,
quence of the representations of t|,9
English Ambassador in the affair „f
Mr Churchill, has dismissed the Rej,
Effendi—and thus removed all appre.
hension of difficulty between Great
Britain and Turkey.
The third reading of the established
Church Bill was to come on in th»
House of Commons on the night of the
18th ult., when two important amend
ments were to be moved, and it
thought the bill would pass.
A tremendous storm, attended with
hail, thunder and lightning, passed o
ver the eastern part of England on the
12th ult., doing immense damage to
property.—~Hail stones fell of immense
size, destroying many thousand acres
of grain,green houses ; young trees re.
ceived much injury, and many birds
were killed. Some of tbe hail stones
measured 5 inches in circumference.
Several persons were killed by the
lightning. —,
The news from Paris is unimportant.
Another official notice had appeared
in the Monitcur, forbidding the Irani,
mission of military stores into Spain.
Great preparations are making for
tho celebration of the “three day&^
The King has signified hn determine
lion to be present, notwitti landing the
remonstrances of his ministers.
Alibeau,who attempted to assassins)^
Louis Phillippe, was executed on
Guillotine on the Utb of July,
bore his fate with much firmness,
last words are reported to have bee
as follows 2 <4I die for the Republic,
repeat that I had no accomplices. I an
as pure as Brutus and Sanet, and lib
them wished for the liberty of my coun
Much excitement was caused in Par
is, by trial and conviction ofthe Editor
of the Gazette de France, who was
sentenced to 6 months imprisonment
and a fine of 4000 francs for publish
ing an objectionable article, or, as the
Gazette says, for defending a principli
diametrically opposed to thatfor which
on the morning of the same day Ali
beau suffered death. The editor main
tained that the celebration of the anal
rertary of the Revolution of July, ws
not of jeep hypocrisy—-an BttBi
ipon the good sense of the public, an
i provocation to moral enarchy, which
upports anarchy de facto.n
King Louis Phillippe, had at length
lonsented to advance King Leopold oi
lelgium, the £40,000 sterling agreed
ipon as the marriage portion of tbe
’rincess Louis of Orleans,now the cod
ort of the King of the Belgians.
Advices from Spain show that the
Queen’s troops have met with some
everse. On the 11th July, General
■Ivans at the head of 8000 troops dI>
acked Fontarabia, which was stoutly
efended by theCariists,who numbered
.000. After meeting with partial w
ess the British troops were compelled
o retreat with considerable loss. Se
eral women were seen during the ee
agement, fighting bravely on tbe sidi
f the Carlists. The account from
he Austrians were on the whole un
■vorable to the cause of the Qaeen.
Advices from Athens state that
•rcece is more tranquil, and the gov
rnment has issued an amnesty to such
ersons as took part in the disturbs^
es of Arcarnania.
The cholera has again made its ap'
earanee in Austrian Lombardy.
A dreadful calamity occurred in tba
awn of Grosswardien, in Hungary,QJ
he 19th June. A fire broke out in lb
ouse of a clergyman, which extendei
apjdly, and continued burning for -
ays, destroying 1500 Houses, fou
hurches, and many public edifices, a
■ell Us ihe fortress of the town.
The Kentucky Volunteers disbanded
Gen. Combs has handed na the follow
ing letter addressed to the Governor «
Kentucky, a copy of which was sent t
him by express from Frankfort.—ObscV
Hermitage, Aug. 7,1836.'
Sift.: Arriving at this place on tb*
evening of the 5tb instant, I was mad*
acquainted with the requisition of Gen
Gaines on the Governors of Tenner
see, Kentucky, Mississippi and L<oui
siana, for 1000 men from each State
The letter of General Gaines and tb
proclamation of Governor Cannon, >
Tennessee, made known the basis 11
this requisition. Regarding the real
ons assigned by General Gaines <
not consistent with the relations whip
we have maintained with Mexio
since the existence of the civil war *
Tejfas, or with those which it is o#
duly and Wish to cultivate with tb1

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