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THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1825.
The proposed Canal for connecting the wa ters of the Potomac with those of the Ohio, appears to be attracting the attention of our Western brethren, and exciting local exertions to secure a participation in the great benefit which the scheme promises. At Marietta, in Ohio, a meeting was held on the first instant, for the purpose of obtaining a surrey to ascertain the practicability of ter minat;ng the proposed Canal, or a branch of it, at the Ohio, opposite to the Muskingum river. The route proposed is through the val ley of the Little Kanawha, and Committees were appointed to co-operate with the people of Hamaon county, Virginia, and others, in the accomplishment of their object. Such a branch of the great Canal, would not only lead through a very fine country, but would short en the exteat of navigation, between Cincin nati and this District, several hundred miles. We leam with no inconsiderable regret, that the weevil have already made their un welcome appearance in our neighborhood. it may be .well for the farmers to examine their stacks daily, for many crops were ruined last year before suspicion was excited—Seve ral within the compass of a few miles were so completely destroyed as to render threshing unprofitable. The Steam-Boat Potomac did not arrive on Tuesday until between 6 and 7 o’clock in the evening, which was after our Supplement went to press. We learn tliat the detention was owing to a slight leak in one ot her boil er*, which is easily repaired. It will be seen by an advertisement on the next page, that she will sail again this diy at 12 o’clock. The London papers assert that Lord Coch rane, who is now in England, has it under con sideration to go to the assistance of the Greeks, instead of returning to South America. It may be so,—but we rather incline to the belief that the Greeks are too poor to excite his Lo:dships patriotic feelings in their fa vor. * | A London Litarary work of the 2d July, states that the Life of Napoleon, by the au thor of Waverly, is certainly to be forthcom ing. It is to be comprised in four volumes, besides a preliminary volume, bringing down the histpry of the French Revolution to tKe day when Napoleon commenced his military career. Judge Story and Mr. Webster have autho rised a contradiction of the statement some time ago published in all the newspapers, that they had agreed to become contributors to a newspaper about to be established in Boston: So says the lihude-Isltuid American. But the Boehm Courier, which first published, by au thority of the intended Editor alluded to, the names of these distinguished individuals, as contributors to his Journal, demands of the Editor of the American upon what authority the contradiction is made. Ve think it pro bable that these talented gentlemen did pro mise their support to the Eilitor of the new paper, and that he imprudently, and without authority, handed their names to the public. We regret to perceive that the strong indi cations which seemed at first to manifest a deposition entire part of the people of Ten nessee to discard the notorious John Cocke from their confident •, have not been support ed by the result of the election. The late Knoxv,ile papers announce his success by a majority of 120J over his opponent, Mr. Ar nold. Noah, who is alway funny, sometimes wit ty, and not unfirequentiy fao :n his remarks, says that Mr. Clay is expected in New-York, in the course of the ensuiug month, to purchase Furniture. The Editor says Jlr. C. must not leave tire city hungry, but in returning thanks when his health is drank, he must not revert to the late presidential election. The Salem Gazette, contrasting' the popu pularity of Nr. Clay ami Mr. Clinton as mani fested by public entertainments in the West, says that Mr. Clay beat Mr. Clinton by six din ners and four barbacues. We do not doubt that Mr. Clay is more popular, but we deny the validity of the proof; for such is the rage for feasting, that if beer suppers be allowed in the count, George Kreraer would beat both * of them put together. Jufitricky.—It is a subject of congratulation with-al* ft lends of social order and good gov ernment, that the Kadical party in Kentucky, or in other words, the Relief and new Court party has been completely* defeated at the late elections in that mate. The knotty questions which have so long distracted that fine country, and which threatened seriously • every posable shape, and have at last deter mined on adhering to the Comtitution and dwca«hng from their confidence, the men who hare so long abused it. The Kentucky Re porter of August 8th, saya— “ The grand political struggle in this state'terminated last Wednesday, and all fears for the Constitution are at an end. Wo'have returns enough to jus tify us in congratulating the friends of constitutional government upon their success; and we may now look forward with confidence to a return of the reign of order, justice and principle at home, and ^speedy restoration of our credit1 and <maracter abroad.” The following ludicrous anecdote is said to be a topic in the fashionable circles of Paris. On the day that the coronation took place, as the King’s tailor, Saiictus, who had been sent for to Rheims fqr the pur pose of arranging his Majesty’s robes, See. was employed adjusting the King’s mantle, finding some of the eyelet holes too small for the hooks, he took his scissars from his pocket, and was pro ceeding to ease them by inserting the points into the breast of the mantle, when a lord in waiting, imagining that the poor snip was about to assassinate his Sacred Majesty, immediately drew his sword, rushed upon the poor knight of the thimble, seized him by the col lar, and would no doubt instantly have caused him to make his exit as “with a bare bodkin.” but for the timely in terference of his Majesty, who laughed heartily at the mistake. In addition to the flattering accounts from the Greeks, published in our last, we give to day a few particulars by the last arrival at Ncw-York. The repeated triumphs of this energetic people, seem, at last to have con vinced the European Powers of the justice and good policy of showing some countenance to so brave and flourishing a nation. It is stated in the Paris papers that the French General GuUlemiuot, Am bassador at Constantinople, had sent oue of his Aids to the Morea to confer with the patriots. Russia is also said to have shown a disposition to favor their cause, & to have secretly afforded them assistance in their late contests with the Turks. The advices from Xante, dated 5th of June, give extracts Irom the Greek Journals respecting the measures adopted for the promotion ol education. According to these advi ces, the Greek Government was pro ceeding with the organization ol pub lic schools throughom the territory of Greece, as steadily and tranquilly as if no danger menaced the country. A de cree had been issued by the Senate, ap pointing arf Inspector-General of Edu catibn, and fixing the nature of his du ties. By another decree a central school has been established at Argos. At A thens there were already, five schools, two of mutual instruction, consisting of 400 scholars, two for the study of the ancient Greek, and the Italian and French languages, and one lor history and philosophy. Provisional uovernminl oj it reset. The President of the Executive Power notifies: * What God is greater than the God of our Fathers! The enemy’s fleet had appeared near Cav adore, and threaten ed from afar the islands of Hydra and Spezzia. The Government has been forced to call together all the soldiers scattered in the environs, to defend the centre of the liberty of Greece. The fleet composed of about 100 ships of war and transports, having on board troops and provisions of all kinds, hud been dispersed, after an obstinate com bat with our seamen on the 1st and 2d June, between Cavodore and Andros. Topal Pacha with much difficulty sav ed himself with 22 of his vessels. The second squadron of our fleet is in pur suit of them. In the midst of the ac tion an enemy’s frigate and the Admi ral’s ship, were burnt by our fire-ships. Topal Pacha was not however on board his ship, he had probably supposed that this time, as before, our fire-ships would be directed against the Admiral. Several vessels, and another frigate, which were dispersed and pursued, ran aground on the coasts of the isles of Tino and Syra. The gcater num ber of the transports were taken and carried into Hydra Sc Spezzia. The remnant of the enemy’s fleet is disper sed about the Egean sea, and according to all appearance, will fall into our hands. What makes us hope for the total destruction of the enemy’s fleet is, that the first squadron of our fleet yes terday, joined the second which fought the battle, and both together will do their utmost to cut off the retreat of the Mahometans. UrilUKAa iJALAoalb, Vice President. A. Maurocordato, Secretary. Napoli di Romania, June 5. . Extract of an official Proclamation of the Greek Government. “Thanks to God ! The enemy’s fleet, that made its appearance off Cape d’Oro, threatened to attack the islands of Hydra and Spezzia, that the Gov ernment thought it necessary to order the troops that were at Napoli di Ro mania to be sent there, in order to de fend this bulwark of our independence. The aforesaid fleet, consisting of 100 sail, between men-of-war and trans porU, and which was carrying troops and ail kinds of war ammunition and provisions, in order to effect the ruin of Greece, has been completely defeated by our brave sailors off Cape d’Oro and Andros, between the 20th and 21 st of May, O. S. The proud Captain Pacha succeeded with much difficulty in effecting his escape with only 27 ships, still followed by the second di vision of the Greek fleet under Sack toury. The Admiral’s ship, which was the largest amongst the eneihy’s fleet, was burnt; but the Captain Pa cha was not found on board, he know ing by experience that the Greeks at tacked generally the ship on board of which he was.' Another frigate, of a smaller dimension, has also been burnt in the engagement; and several other men-oi-vvar, having been dispersed and chased by the Greeks, ran ashore on the islands of Syra and Tyros.— A great number of transports had been captured and brought into the isl ands of Hydra and Spezzia. The Ad miral Miaulis, informed at Milos of the glorious engagement of Sacktoury, hastened to the spot in pursuit of the rest of the enemy’s fleet, which it was fully anticipated would have met the same fate.” FROM BUENOS AYRES AND PERNAM BUCO. Norfolk, Aug. 22.—Capt. Puriton, of the ship Mary, from Buenos Ayres, (14th June) and Pernambuco (15th ult.) h .s favored the Commercial Reading Room with the following intelligence: The markets at Buenos Ayres and Pernambuco were of great importance to the shippers of United States pro duce when the Mary left those ports: at the former, flour was gl2 per bbl., but was subject to a duty of $5, and after the 15th July to the operation of a law which amounts to a prohibition of the article altogether—-the impres sion, however, was, that the non-im portation law would be repealed before it went into operation. At Pernambu co flour was at & 17per bbl. quick; cod fish, per box, 7; coffee, per 100 lbs. 14; sugar, 12; and molasses 65 cts. per gal. All the crops on the coast, from the River of Plate to Rio Janeiro and Per nambuco were cut oft'tin* last season by the drought and locusts, and the opi nion of the well informed was, that flour would be from to 25 per bbl. at Buenos Ayres the present season.— [The above quotations are corroborat ed by letters received in this town by the Mary, dated Pernambuco, July 15.] An engagement had taken place ear ly in June between some of the Brazi lians and Banda Otientals, but no sig nal victory tvas gained; the former, however, were compelled to retreat in to the city of Montevideo. A reinforce ment of Brazilians afterwards reached the vicinity of Montevideo, and four sail of armed vessels (brigs) from Rio, arrived to protect the trade of the river Egra, a branch of the La Plata. This river, it appears, has hitherto been un der the government of the Bahda Ori entals, who would suffer produce to as cend it, but never any, or even money, to descend it. The Brazilians have it now in keeping, and are regulating it in a way to suit their own views.—[ Her. FROM LAGUAYRA. By the James Coulter, captain Fur guson, arrived at Philadelphia, the edi tors of the Baltimore American have received from their correspondent at Laguayra, the Colonibiano to the 27th July, from which they make the follow ing extracts:— The Caracas Argos of Friday last contains an interesting correspondence between the Governor of His Danish Majesty’s possessions in the Antilles, and His Excellency General Paez. The former complaining of a gross outrage offered to the Danish merchant vessel, bound from Curasao to St. Thomas, by the Colombian privateer Adolpho, and requiring in firm but moderate terms, the punishment of the offenders. The reply of General Paez, promises the latter, and is couched throughout in terms to satisfy foreign nations, that our government is little disposed to de fend such offences against good faith, and international law. Philadelphia, Mg. 2d.—Papers of the third of August have just been received at the Merchants’ Coffee House, from St. Thomas, per the Mary Ann, Capt. Walker, which brings the particulars of the late tremendous storm in the West Indies. It raged with irresisti ble fury, bearing destruction in its course. In Basseterre the following buildings have been cither totally des troyed or very materially injured. The government house; the palace of justice; the Registers office; the office of re cords, the gaol; the beautiful hospital of St. Louis; the new barracks of the King, stores, See. Government im mediately issued orders to open the harbors of the colony. i ne gaie appears 10 nave oeen se verely felt at St. Kitts, St. Martins, Dominica, and Martinique. In Guad aloupe the hurricane was more dread ful than any mentioned in the annals of the island. Furious tides,earthquakes, awful peals of thunder, the most vivid lightning, and the falling of edifices, rendered the scene terrible beyond tffe powers of description. More than 500 houses were unroofed, or entirely des troyed, and 150 dead bodies were dug from the ruins. Bassaterre and the surrounding country present one scene of desolation. A St. Thomas letter of the same date states that all the vessels at Porto Rico have been driven on shore. The brig Sarab of this port was driv en ashore at Sf. Kitts, as were also the brig Edward, of New Haven; and Age nora, of Kennebunk. At Dominica, the schr. Fair Broth ers, of New London, and schr. Amelia and Eliza, from North Carolina, experi enced a like fate. At Barbadoes the American brigan tine Rambler was cast on a reef of rocks. Large Plumb.—An imperial plumb grew, this season, in the garden of Dr. John Spangler, York, Pa. which, when ripe, measured Jive inches and three fourths in circumference, and weighed one ounce and four grains. New-York, August 22.—By the Flor iday, which arrived nere on Friday from Rio Janeiro, we learn that much consternation was produced at that place when it was known that lord Cochrane hadfdeparted from Brazil in the Piranga frigate—it being un derstood that he went off without leave of the Emperor, carrying with him all the money he had levied on the people at Pernambuco, Maranham, Sec. and other property to a large amount. Ad miral Jewett, who was suspected of being an accessory to this project, had since been arrested. The last London papers state that the Piranga was repairing atSpitehead for the purpose of returning to Rio, but it was not expected Ld Cochrane would return in her The seametrhad been paid off, with liberty to continue in the service or not. Boston, Aug. 19.—A letter dated Madrid, June 6, published in the Jour nal des Debats, says, “ there has been much talk ?ince yesterday of the ap proaching appointment of Gen. Senen de Contras on a special mission to the United States of America. The mod eration of this General, which cost him his dismission from the command of Galicia, and his conciliatory character, render him a very suitable person to treat the delicate and knotty questions which now occupy us with the United States.”—The regiment of Navarre had arrived at Corunna, which com pleted the number of three thousand troops which were to embark at that place for Havana. PICTURE OF CADIZ. The New York Daily Advertiser has Cadiz papers. They arc exclusively filled with advertisements and extracts from English journals—hardly a line can be found in them relative to their own affairs, and they are entirely silent of any disturbances in Spain. The fol lowing distressing situation of Cadiz we quote from our correspondent's let ter. He says “there is nothing new here ; the present high duties, togeth er with the distressing Custom House system have entirely ruined trade. The population of this city, formerly 65,000, is at present reduced 10 40,000—many mercantile establishments are about leaving the place, and one-third of the dwellings are empty. FROM MONTE VIDEO. Captain Foster arrived at Boston, left Monte Video on the 12th of June. Affairs remained nearly the same as at former dates. A reinforcement of troops arrived on that day, and a Por tugues frigate was going in. Maldo nado was in possession of the Natives. They had a Custom-House established about 15 rhiles from M. V. and permit ted pi ovisions and cattle to enter the city, on paying a certain sum. Sever al large droves of cattle were taken off, by them, a few days before. Mr. Horn, an American, who had been imprison ed, was released. Balt. American. TURKS ISLAND. A letter from Turks Island of the 2d inst. states that a dreadful gale was ex perienced there on the 27th ult. which was very destructive to the houses, and the salt works, and has put an end to any further expectations of salt this year. Half of the quantity on hand was destroyed. Ib. Mr. Somerville, Charge d’Affaires of the United States to the Court of Stockholm, (who, we understand, has been detained in this country for some time hv ill health,1) left this city yester day morning,for the purpose of proceed ing on his mission. Nat. Journal. Washington, Avgust 22,—On Saturday the 20th, the Right Hon. Charles Richard Vaughan was presented to the President of the United Slates by Mr Daniel Brent,of ihe Department of State, when he delivered the letter of recall of the Right Mon. Stratford Canning, his predecessor, and his own credentials as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Great Britain in the United Stales, and was accordingly received by the President in that character. Mr. Vaughan then delivered to the President the answer of his Sovereign to the President’s let ter of recall of Mr. Rush, late Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipo tentiary of the United States in Great Britain.. We understand that Mr. Vaughan was accompanied by Mr. Addington, late Chaige d* Affaires of Great Bri tain at this place, Capt. Sturt, of H. B. M’s ship Phaeton, and Mr. Doyle, attached to the British Legation here, the two test of whom he introduced to the President. National Intelligencer. The Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Huygens, lady, son and five daugh ters, have an-ived at Baltimoro, and u ken rooms at Bamum’s hotel. Compliment to our Country.—It is sta ted that Mr. List, formerly a member of the chamber of deputies of the king of Wirtemberg, has arrived in one of our southern ports from Havre. From apprehension of Mr. List’s influence in the chamber, and fearing to find itself in a minority, the ministry first impri soned and then exiled this individual. Thus driven from his native land, Mr List has, as he expressed himself, uchosenfor hisfuture country, the United States, when the hand of tyranny is nev er felt.” • COURT MARTIAL—Monday, August 22. •' Tht Court met at the usual hour, and proceeded in taking the testimony in the case of Com. Stewart. Peter Burch, the Steward of the Frank lin, and who was chiefly concerned in the concealment of the Spanish officer Madrid on board that ship, was exam ined, and amused the Court not a little with the oddity of his replies—his tes timony went to exculpate the Commo dore from all knowledge that this indi vidual was concealed ou board. Lieut Thomas S. Hammtrsley, who acted as 3d Lieutenant of the Franklin during her whole cruise, except a short interval while he commanded a hired armed brig, was then examined; his examination by the Court, and the ac cused, continued till three o’clock. It was, like that of other witnesses, close and particular. He was asked, par ticularly, on the subject of convoy; on the movements of the ship Canton, as well as the Pearl, the Sarah, and the Telegraph, (which vessels accompan ied the Franklin during much of her cruises)—the transactions at the Inter medios—the interference with the Pe ruvian revenue; the bringing on board of specie; the employment of Captain Smith; the carrying intelligence to the Royalists; the transportation of horses; the absence of Lieut. Weaver, &c. &c. We noticed one part of the testimo ny, from which it appears that the ex pedition of the Patriots against the ports of the InicrmeJios, was not de feated in consequence of intelligence carried by our vessels of war; as the people at the Intermedios already knew of the plan against those ports when our vessels arrived. The Court adjourned to 10 o’clock to-morrow morning. [iVttf. Intel. Tuesday, August 23. Lieutenant Hammeuslev’s examina tion was completed, by queries direct ed to the exercising of the crew of the Franklin in the management of her guns, during her late cruise, and in the condition of her armament. He was followed by Mr. Samuel B. Banister, Sailmaker to the Frankliq.— He was examined in respect to the sup ply of canvass provided for the ship oil her leaving New-York—the purchase of that article from the Canton at Val paraiso ; its consumption on board the Franklin, the Constellation, and the Canton ; the sum paid him for making part of a suit of sails for the last of these vessels; the consumption of cop per nails, Sec. lieutenant Ube.v. iudgeway was then called. He was the fourth Lieu tenant of the Franklin. He was exa mined on the subject of Madrid’s be ing on boat'd, his concealment, and the circumstances which attended his go ing on shore at Quilca, his second visit to the Franklin at Callao, and what took place when he was seen by the Com modore, in full uniform, in company with the Captain of the port. -Hisexa mination being closed, Lieut. Henry W. Ogden was next called. He was the 7th acting Lieu tenant of the Franklin. He was first examined on the subject of specie be ing concealed on the persons of indi viduals who brought it on board the Franklin. He was then questioned re specting the horses brought by the Franklin from Valparaiso to Quilca, and one of which was afterwards in the royal camp near the tent of Gen. Canterac, between Lima and Callao.— He was particularly enquired of re specting the circumstances of the con finement of Lieut. Sands, the remon strances made on his behalf, the Court Martial held on his conduct, Sec. The last subject of inquiry was the exer cising of the crew of the Franklin at general quarters, and by division: and the state ol the guns. After a pretty long cross examjpa tion, he was dismissed, and the Court adjourned till 10 o’clock to-morrow. Extract of a letter, dated Head of Chester, . Kent county, Md. August 17. Was apprehended atvhis place on Sunday evening last, and committed to jail in Chestertown, Kent county, state of Maryland, a certain man who called himself LEWIS BOZIEU, supposed io be a Canadian Frenchman, on sus picion of intending and having com mitted some act contrary to the laws of the country. He is a middle aged man, about 6 feet high, dark hair, dark eyes, forehead rather high, remarkably wide between the eyes, and a little stoop shouldered. He had on when taken up, blue nankeen trowsers, dark vest, and t domestic muslin shirt, (rather dirty) a fur hat tolerably well worn, but neither shoes or stockings. He stated that he was going to Easton, Md. in search of a man named Monjar, who he said owed him fifty dollars—that he times he travelled with a pack. Up wards of 2142 dollars were found about him, consisting of bank notes of the following description:—some of $50 on the Bank of the United States, but a large proportion of $20 notes on said bank; the remainder, consisting of$10, 85, and gl, on the Bank of the Valley of Virginia, Farmers’ Bank of Virgi nia, United States Bank, Philadelphia Bank, See. From the circumstances under which he was apprehended, there are reasons to believe that he has been engaged in some dishonest employ ment; his pack, which was found con cealed and acknowledged by him, con tained augers, a loaded pistol, powder and matches, and wearing apparel of an excellent quality. Two other per sons were seen, and supposed to be his accomplices, in the neighborhood one a black, the other a white man.— Tn his poeket-book were found sundry bills of merchandize, bough i of George Moore, Adam Everly, T. Solms, J. 8c T. Wood, Garrett Newkirk, Worley 8c Welsh, Rogers Ec Brothers, merchant:: of Philadelphia. Also," bills of medi cines, bought of Dennis 8c Harrison, auctioneers, and A. L. Ker, Pittsburg. Also, a receipt from Thomas M. Sou der, agent, for a trunk to be forwarded to Duncan 8c Forsyth, Pittsburg. SUSPICIOUS. New-Fork, August 19.—The follow ing is from one of our boatmen, and no time should be lost in endeavors to identify the coach alluded to and as certain particulars. Last night, between the hours of io and II o’clock, Mr. Watson and my* self being on the watch for vessels coming up, and it being very dark, we heard loud shrieks of help 1 murder! 8cc. in a female voice. We immedi ately ran to the spot, near the Custom House barge office, pier No. 1, where we saw a coach standing near the Bat tery. On our approach the door of the coach was closed in haste—the driver mounted his seat and set off in a full run. I ordered the driver to stop, but received no answer. We heard at the time the cries of a female in the coach, apparently in great distress. A young lady apparently almost distract ed called to us to assist her. Some thing was forcibly put in her mouth by some person, and afterwards we only heard the faint cry of murder, help, as she was hurried off. We both at tempted to stop the horses, but to no effetft. They had got under a full run, and the driver whipping them severely. We then gave chase, and cried mur der ! watch ! kc. to stop the coach ! we were soon joined by a number of citizens, who also gave chase with the same cry, but the coach went too fast for us. We followed them as far as the Park, and not a watchman was to be seen in all the distance. A gentle man saw the coach above Anthony street in Broadway, under the same speed. I heard the voice of a man and apparently another female in the coach, which was oue of our hackney coaches, yellow body and a good span of grey horses. The driver appeared to be a middle aged man, about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches, not very stout, had on a drab colored box or pea coat, and ap parently a white hat. This morning I called at the Police Office and gave in substance the above account. ABRAHAM BANCKER. [Noah's Advocate. EFFECTS OF LIGHTNING. During a thunder storm which took place on the 31st ultimo, in Kingston, N. Hampshire, a large elm tree, stand* ing before the house of Dr. Levi Bart lett, was struck by lightning, and split downwards through the heart; it passed from the tree to the chimney at the south part of the house, which was shattered in such a manner that it will be necessary to take the chimney down: it entered a closet in the second story, which contained many newspapers, and othercombustible articles, and set them on fire; the house was fired in several places; but fortunately a person in the chamber discovered it in season to be extinguished before it had made much progress. Dr. Bartlett, his wife, and one other woman, were thrown sense less upon the floor; the ladies, however, soon revived considerably; but the Doc tor was supposed to be dead for some time—he is now in a very feeble state. A watch hanging over the chimney piece, was thrown across the room, and when first discovered, was red with heat; the case and chain were melt ed considerably. There is a lightning rod upon the north end of the house, within a short distance of the tree that was struck. ' Concord Reg. The Halifax, (N. C.) Free Press of Friday last, contains the following paragraph: AFFUAY. During the taking of votes at the Court-house in this town yesterday, an affray took place in which several per sons were engaged. A young nun from the country named Hamelin Tur ner, received a mortal wound, being shot through the body—and Mr. Hen ry Potter, of this place, was dangerous ly hurt. Mr. Turner died early this morning—Mr. Potter, we understand, is doing well, and his recovery is not considered doubtful. We forbear giv ing the particulars of thislcircumstance, as it is undergoing a judicial investiga tion; but the origin may be traced to the unhappy political excitement which at intervals has interrupted the harmo ny of this place for upwards of a twelve month past. At the cessions in New York, An drew Johnson was sentenced to five years confinement in the state prison, for bigamy. Having a wife anil chil dren in Philadelphia, he went to New York, and married a Miss Stewart, the daughter of a respectable teacher there. Stephen Merly was, at the same time, sent to the penitentiary for two years, and to be placed on the tread mill, for stealing a pocket book from an old friend of his from Fishkill, while he teas huging him for joy. . From the Kennebunk Gazette, August 13. CURIOSITY. A few days since a snake called the milk-adder, was killed near this village of about fifteen inches long, having in it another snake partly consumed, call ed the wood-snake,of about ten inches in length, and this wood-snake had in its belly ten other snakes of from four to five inches in length.