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— - _._ ___ , uTO SHEW VIRTUE HER OWN FEATURE, SCORN HER OWN IMAGE, AND THE VERY AGE AND BODY OF THE TIME, HIS FORM AND PRESSURE.” Whole No. 118. VOL. in.—No. 14. HARPERS-FERRY, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1828. PUBLISHED^ WEEKLY, BY JOHN S. GALLAHER & CO. CONDITIONS. The 11 Free Press” is published at two dollars per annum, if paid in advance; two dollars and twenty-five cents if paid at the end of six months ; or, two dollars and fifty cents at the expiration of the year. No paper will be discontinued until all • arrearages are paid ; nor then, unless at least one week’s notice be given, previous to the expiration of the term subscribed for. ^^Advertisements inserted three times for one dollar per square, or less ; and twenty-five cents per square for every sub sequent insertion. Books and Stationary. JUST received, at the Printing Office of the Free Press, and for sale, Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Murray’s Grammar, Parke’s Arithmetic, Pike’s do. English Reader, Introduction to do. Watt’s Hymns, Songs of Zion, Webster’s Spelling Book, Wood’s New York Primer, Writing and Letter Paper, AND Almanacs for the year 1824. Oct. 29, 1823. TO JOURNEYMEN TAILORS, AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY. HE subscribers will give constant I employment to two first rate jour neymen Tailors, who can execute work with neatness and despatch, if they apply immediately. They also take this op portunity to inform the inhabitants of Harpers-ferry and its vicinity, that they carry on the TAILORING BUSINESS, in Shepherdstown,in all its several branch es. They receive the very latest fashions regularly from Baltimore and Philadel phia. Their prices are regulated to the times—they will make first rate Superfine Coats m S4. 00, in the most fashionable style, ^ Plaid Cloaks at 3 50, Wferior to none in point of neatness and durability, Ladies’ Felices § Riding Dresses, made in the neatest and most elegant style for FIVE DOLLARS, and all other work cheap accordingly. The subscribers flat ter themselves, from their thorough know ledge of the business, and their indefa tigable efforts to please their customers and the public generally, that they will -receive a reasonable share of the public favor. HOWARD & MASK. Shepherdstown, Oct. 29, 1823. N. B. All orders assigned them from Harpers-ferry or the neighboring country, will be attended to with promptitude and despatch—all kinds of country produce will be taken in payment for work. H. Sc M. NOTICE. THE citizens of Harpers-Ferry and the neighborhood adjacent, are res pectfully informed, that I have opened an office in Sharpsburg, in the house now occupied by Samuel Knode as a tavern. I will attend to any business entrusted to my care in the County Court of Wash ington County, the Chancery Court, and Orphans’ Court. DANIEL HUGHES, jr. Attorney at Law. Sharpsburg, Sept. 24, 1823. HA1PERS-FERRY RACES. WILL be run for, over a handsome course, on Wednesday the 12th of November, a purse of Seventy Dollars, * three rounds and repeat, free for any horse, mare, or gelding. On Thursday the 13th, A Handsome Sweepstake, r two rounds and repeat, free as above, the winning horse the preceding day except ed. On Friday the 14th, a purse of One Hundred and Ten Dollars, fgur rounds and repeat, free as above, the tv-inning horses the preceding days except ed. Arid on Saturday the 15th, will be run for, one round and repeat, A Good New Saddle, free as above, the winning horses the pre ceding d^ys excepted. The horses to be entered the evening previous to each race. Four horses must Be entered each day, or no race. PHILIP STRIDER, Oct. 22, 1823. Manager. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. Prediction Falsified.—The late Mr. Me lish, (a shrewd and calculating man) deemed the New York Canal a very wild scheme. At the rate at which the Forth and Clyde canal was completed, Mr. M. calculated the Grand Canal would take 220 years to finish it! But how stands the calculation alongside the fact? New-Jersey Canal.—Governar Clinton and Benjamin Wright, Esq. and some other scientific gentlemen, are now in New Jersey, traversing and examining the route of the contemplated canal, which is to connect the waters of the Delaware with the Hudson. These gentlemen were at Patterson on Wednesday last, where an entertainment was given them by the citizens at Godwin’s hotel.—[Com. Adv. THE PRESIDENCY. The Philadelphia Observer, asserts po sitively, that Mr. Shulze the governor elect of Pennsylvania, is decidedly in fa vor of Andrew Jackson, as our next Pre sident, and adds—“in November 1824, the Jackson Electoral Ticket will be car ried in Pennsylvania by a majority of 90,000 ! in defiance of every art and con spiracy to defeat the will of the fieofile.” Lieut. Platt, one of Com. Porter’s offi cers, while in the Havana, was grossly insulted by the Lieutenant Governor of Cuba, who called the commanding officer and his men a set of pirates. Commodore Porter wrote to the Governor on account of this, who replied in terms of the great est respect to the gallant officer, and to the men who served under him. It is said that the Deputy Governor, a poor little tadpole of royalty, has been deprived of his command.—[2?a*. Chron. The U. S. schr. Terrier, Lieut. Com. M’Kean, was spoken 20th S^pt. then in chase of a piratical vessel, which was seen by the Cutter Neison, (arrived at Providence) same morning.—[lb. Emigration. —No less than„485 vessels, having on board 10,0 if settlers, Have ar rived this season at Quebec from Great Britain and Ireland.—[76. GEN. BALLASTEROS. An English paper states, that there are intimations that this officer since bis capi tulation, has done nothing to answer the views of the French, and that they are obliged to watch his conduct. It is ad ded that his defection was not known to the Cortes, with whom he still keeps up a correspondence. NATCHEZ. | Advices from this ill fated city, to Sep ; tember 24th, state that no new case of the epidemic had appeared in that place for the last four days. The board of health were directing the usual precau tionary measures preparatory to the re turn of the absent citizens. The total number in the place on the 19th, was as certained to be 784. —-mmo — To Sufferers by the Fever and Ague. The writer feels it his duty to inform you and the community at large, that af ter enduring the Fever and Ague daily for about twenty-five days, which would not yield to strong decoctions of snake root and other applications, he was advis ed to take the following remedy, which effectually cured the disease in one day ; and he has the pleasure of acknowledging that he is now in the best health, with an excellent appetite; nor shall he dread a return of this shivering plague so long as he can avoid the cause from which it originated.—The remedy is as follows : Take the shells of three Eggs; strip off the thin skin which adheres to the in side of the shell—burn or roast on a sho vel the shells until they are fit to reduch into powder, which may be done by any means most convenient—Take this pow der in a little molasses, or any thing more agreeable, an hour or two before the fit comes on, and it will be a wide chance if the patient is troubled with the Ague on the succeeding day. It may be necessary to observe, that the writer had taken an emetic and cleaned his stomach the day previous t» his tak ing the above mentioned powder. The effect of this specific upon many in this town can be attested by a host of respectable persons ; and if it was thought that names would attach any additional consequence to this simple remdy, or in duce a more general experiment of its ef ficacy, there are numbers at hand who would voluntarily subscribe to the truth of what is here asserted.—[Louis. Her. Of foreign intelligence extracted from papers received at the office of the New York Commercial Advertiser. ALGIERS. Accounts from Algiers, through the Dutch papers, state that the Government has again turned to its despotic proceed ings. A ship laden with various bales of goods, and bound to Algiers, was obliged, in consequence of a storm, to be at the ex pense of 16,000 francs, for repairs at Mar seilles and Nice. On its arrival, the cap tain would not unload till he v/as indem nified for the expenses, which he proved by c-oper documents. Those to whom the cargo was addressed complained to the Dey, who ordered it to be delivered to them, adding that it was not the cus tom at Algiers to make any allowance for average. All the European Agents pro tested against this decision, which is con trary to the law of nations ; but the Dey persisted, and the captain was compelled to give up the cargo without receiving any indemnity. The Dey’s fleet is still in the Levant. The plague has not yet appeared there. 1 he Dublin Journal of the 5th, gives accounts of two mere miracles. The sub ject of this ne v? miracle is Michael Reed, a shoe-maker, at No. 14, Coal quay, who had been confined to bed for three years, in consequence ©f a contraction in the joints of the arms, hands and feet. At the close of the Mass, performed in the chapel ef St. Michael and John, on the 1st inst. “ he felt through his frame a ge neral thrill, indicative of returning mus cular power;” and accordingly he walked home as cleverly as a lamplighter.— Prince Hohenloe and his followers will make miracles too common, if they go on at this rate. A great number of domestic animals, have perished in the course of the last winter and spring, in East Prussia for want of food, viz. 1 1,345 horses, 1,969 oxen, 2,234 cows, and 6,397 young cattle of various kinds. It was announced in London on the 8th, th-t'c a r:5/£sseng;-r with & communication from the Provisional Government of Greece, had arrived at the Foreign Of fice. The samples of new wheat brought to the Exchange, are for the most part damp and unfit for use—but the weather conti nuing very fine, there is great dullness of trade in every species of grain. Capt. Kotzhue, of the Russian Navy, has sailed on his third voyage of disco very round the world. He is to go to Rio de Janeiro, round Cape Horn, and to the South Seas. He had arrived at Co' penhagen. It is reported that several Danish ships have been captured by Spanish privateers. The King and Crown Prince have al lowed 40,000 rix dollars per annum, for the support of the Theatre. Baron Von Strongonoff, late Russian Minister at Constantinople, arrived at Amsterdam on the 27th of Aug. Three American vessels were loading with iron at Stockholm, on the 19th of August. 200,000 ship pounds have been already shipped the present season. A fire broke out in Batavia, in March, which consumed one hundred and forty bamboo houses, and one hundred and twenty Warongs. The loss of merchan dize, it was feared, would be considera ble. It appears from the Irish papers that a system of robbery, very serious and pre judicial in its consequences, has been car ried on for years among the public offices of that country. The article plundered is parchment containing the writs, plead ings, judgments, Sec. in short, the records of the courts of law and equity ; and as immense quantities have been carried off, a mischief more dreadful to the public can hardly be imagined. Discovery Shifts.—A look-out vessel, with provisions, it is understood, will shortly be despatched to Lancaster Sound in search of Capt. Parry. It is said that those Northern Seas remain clear of ice until the winter is somewhat advanced. If this be the case, it may not yet be too late to make the search; and perhaps some of the whalers lately returned from Davis’s Straits, which are particularly fitted for, and used in the navigation of those seas, would be the best calculated for the enterprise. M. Hyde.de Neaville arrived at Lisbon in the beginning of August. The Gazette d’Augsbourg contains the following particulars in a letter from Rome : “ Cardinal Consalvi, who for 2,0 years was not only the minister, but the confidential friend of Pius VII, never quitted the bed side of the Holy Father, and the fatigues he underwent have en dangered his own health. At the moment they were administering the Viaticum to his Holiness, Cardinal Consalvi fainted. For some days, adds the same corres pondent, the names of the Cardinals So maglia, Pacca, and Zurla, are often men tioned. The first is the oldest of the Cardinal Bishops, born in 1744; the se cond was born in 1756; and the third is about 60. It is reported, that in a pri vate sitting of the Sacred College, it was proposed to hold a Conclave in the Quiri nal forthwith; and thus to save 200,000 scudi, which the necessary preparations in the Vatican would cost. Several French and Italian merchant men bound for Odessa, had returned with out entering the channel, because the measures adopted by the Turks against vessels bound for the Black Sea, were ex ecuted with the greatest rigor, and be cause all the remonstrances of the Euro pean Ministers at Constantinople huve hitherto remained ineffectual. NEW-YQRK, OCT. 26. By the British Packet, Lady Louisa? arrived last eveningfrom Falmouth,which place she left on the 12th ult. Loudon pa pers to the 9th are received. These papers furnish two important ar ticles of intelligence. THE GOVERN MENT OF PORTUGAL HAS JOINED FRANCE IN HER WAR AGAINST SPAIN, and sent a naval force to assist in the siege of Cadiz; and the Trocadero? a fortress in the island of Leon, has been taken possession of by the troops under the Duke of Angouleme. These articles of information are con tained in the French papers of the 5th and 7th ult. The Trocadero is, it will be remember ed, on the main land, opposite to Cadiz, from whence it could only be succoured by sending detachments across the bay. Its fall is no otherwise material, than as it diminishes, in some degree, the difficul ty of penetrating with a fleet into the in ner harbour of Cadiz. Sufficient defenc es are yet left, however, in the batteries of the city, at Puntales, and at the bottom of the bay at the Caracas, to render any such attempt on the part of the French highly improbable. The Duke of Angouleme has issued a decree declaring the Cortes to be outlaw ed. Diseases and mutiny prevailed on board the Turkish fleet near Trieste, and werfr rapidly weakening their strength. The Greeks were strong and confident. North-western Boundary.—Major De» lafield, the agent of the United States un der the treaty of Ghent, for our north western boundary line, accompanied by Mr. Ferguson, the principal surveyor, and Mr. Whistler, draftsman, with some of their voyagersq arrived here in the schr. Tiger, from Mackinac, on the 5th instant. The whole party is from the Lake of the | Woods, the surveyors having been absent | the last eighteen months, pursuing their labors, in the Indian territory; and we learn that they will be obliged to return another season to complete such parts as the approach of winter made it necessary they should abandon Maj. Delafield en tered the Indian territory in the spring, and has penetrated to the extreme north western limits of the United States. The party has enjoyed good health during the whole time, and has never been, in any instance, molested by the Indians. We are authorized to state, that the American (a Mr. Tanner) who was shot by the Indians near Lac la Pluie, was in no manner connected with this party.— He was a hunter of long residence among the Indians, and the attempt to kill him, arose altogether from quarrels of a pri vate nature, and not from any hostile dis position of the Indians generally towards the Americans in that quarter. 'On the contrary, this party has uniformly been received with great kindness, at such posts of the Hudson’s Bay Company as they passed, and received facilities to their progress, both from the traders and the Indians.—[Detroit Gazette. Salt Works.—In a few years upwards of a million of bushels.of salt will be ma nufactured in the county of Onondaga, (N. Y.) the duties on which, at 12| cents per bushel, will amount to gl25,000 an nually, which, with the tolls of the canal, are forever appropriated to the canal debt, and will soon liquidate the whole* sum. The gross income in a few years may be about g3G0,000. x-•— Eighty-two persons died in Philadelphia during the week ending on the 18th Oct\. 41 adults, and 41 children.