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DAILY. by svowx>znr & thobntov. AND (FOB THE COUNTRY.) ON, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS. COIIN1R OF FAIRFAX-STRNIT AND PRINTERS* ALIEV. Daily Paper, g8—Country Paper, $5, per annum. THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1826. FLORIDA. Since the cession oftheFloridasto the United States, much inquiry has been made, and much interest excit ed with respect to the inducements to emigration in that section of Our country. The information hither to has been vague and unsatisfactory, derived from the reports of travellers, who have gone post-haste thro’ the territory—or from those whom interest or prejudice have impelled to condemn or eulogize, without any reference to facts. In the states of Virginia and Ma ryland particularly, the*e hasbee n an inordinate inter est manifested, and. the writer of the present article has deemed that a few observations derived from a re sidence of several months in Florida, may shed some new light upon the subject. His news have been principally directed to that section of the territory call ed Middle Florida, comprising the country between the Suwaney and the A palachicola rivers, and which is considered the most desirable part of the territory.— The first question with regard to a southern country, is of its climate and health. There is now little doubt that almost even- part of the Floridas will be healthy— the general elevation of the country—the infrequency of marshes—the prevalence of the sea breezes—toge ther with actual experience leave but little to fear on that point. It is known that many parts of South Caro lina, Georgia and Louisiana are unhealthy, but this a rises from causes which in every country produce the same effects. Being subject to inundation or covered with fens and marshes, the action of a hot sun upon decaying vegetable matter, creates noxious vapors, de structive to health—it is certain that the health of any situation or country, is dependent upon local causes and not upon its proximity to the Equator or the -Poles. Those parts of South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana not exposed to the influence of the miasmata of fens and marshes, are as healthy as any other section of the globe. That part of Middle Florida, now settling, and in which most of the land susceptible of cultivation lies, is elevated about 100 feet above the level of the sea, and is sufficiently undulating to drain off the superfluous waters. Every 3 or 4 miles the country is indented with small lakes from three or four hundred yards to five or ten miles in circumference—the water perfectly |clear, and is never stagnant, as they all have either visible or subterraneous outlets; there are but few instances of marsh on their margins or on those of th| stream they feed, and no miasmata deleterious to health, have been ascertained to arise from them; these lakes are in some instances, on the greatest elevation. Several families from the middle states, have been two or three years in this sections of Florida, and have every appearance of enjoying excel lent health. The last Summer and Autumn, in the lit tle village of Tallahxssce, then containing between 4 & 500 inhabitants, there was not a single death—this speaks much in favor of the climate. Of the land in Florida, in 30,000,000 of acres, their is perhaps, not more than 1,000,000 susceptible of atl vantageou* cultivation. In Middle Florida, the best land lies in a line from the Apalachicola tow ards the Suwaney, 60 or 70 miles in length and 10 to 15 in breadth, contain ing perhaps between 4 and 500,000 acres of good land; it lies in a line parallel with the Gulpli of Mexico, dis tant about 15 to 30 miles; a small part of this land had been offered for sale by the government and brought from 125 cents to $-4 per acre. The inferior lands are covered with pine, and afford excellent pasture for cattle and sheep. From some experiments made, the climate and pasture of Florida seem highly congenial to the raising of sheep. In 2 years, sheep brought from Georgia, of coarse wool, were but little inferior to the Merino. The pine woods, also, afford excellent mast for hogs. * Lands are cleared for cultivation with great facility: the hammock or richest lands are generally covered w ith oak, hickory, walnut, magnolia, xsh and poplar, of large »ze, and a thick undergrowth. The undergrowth be ing cut out, together with the small timber and the large trees circled or deadened, the land is ready for the plough or the hoe. It is estimated that a good hand, from the first of November until the first of February, can open and entlose ten acres. The soil is generally * mixture of loam, sand and clay; and in many places, a solid clay foundation—From the lightness of the soil, the hoe is used by many in preference to the plough. Corn is planted the first yg^r, &. it is said the best ground will yield from 30 to 40 bushels per acre: but the grand staples are Blackteed or Sea Island Cotton, Sugar Cane and Rice. It is ascertained that the best lands will pro duce from 2 to 300 pounds of clean cotton, and that one hand can cultivate 4 acres, and prepare the pro duce for market annually—besides a sufficient quantity of com for his support. The Sea Island Cotton, in the present depressed state of the cotton market, com mands about 4Q cents per pound. The pioduce there fore of each hand, at the smaller supposition of 200 lbs. to the acre, would be $320. As much light labor is re quisite in picking and preparing the cotton for market, imall hands from 10 to 15 years of age can be pro fitable engaged, as one able hand will cultivate 10 or 12 acres, or more than twice the quantity he could alone pick and secure. It is a remark worthy of considera tion, that the Sea Island Cotton, which generally com mands trebble the flrice of the Green-seed or Upland Cotton, can only be raised in middle and East Florida, and a small part of Georgia and South Carolina border ing on the Ocean. The consumption is now equal to the quantity raised, and there consequently can never .1 large surplus in the market—while the ordinary co;v>n can be cultivated in Egypt, Greece, the East In dies, the Brazils, and to an almost unlimited extent in the United States. Sugar Cane grows luxuriantly in Middle Florida.—The rich lands lie generally in about 50° 30\ or nearly the same latitude of the best sugar plantations on the Mississippi; but from the contiguity of the lands in Florida to the Gulph, and the prevalence of the sea breeres,the climate is milder than that of the Mississippi, and, consequently, more congenial to the cultivation of the Sugar Cane. From this supposition, and some experiiifcnts made on a small scale, several planters intend to engage largely in the cultivation of the Sugar Cane, under the belief that it will be even more profitable than the culture of Cotton. The best lands will produce 50 to 60 bushels of rough Rice per acre, worth about $1 per bushel; and a hand will culti vate nearly the same quant ty of Rice as of Corn. The country is yet too young for the developement of any extensive experiments in the culture of the Vine.—In St. Augustine some of the European grapes have been reared to great perfection, and from the similiarity of the climate of Florida, to that of the South of France, of Ipain, Italy and the Island of Madeira, it is confident ly believed that the grapes of those countries may be cultivated with entire success in this territory. Vege tables, of almost every kind, grow i.i Florida, and can be sowed or planted at any season: of some vegetables two crops can be raised the same year. ^ The diminished expense in the cultivation of a plan tation in Florida, compared with that in the Middle or Eastern States, is worthy of consideration. Mules are generally used in preference to horses, as they require less food, can perform more labour, and are bought for 2-3ds of the ordinary price for horses. As there are no rocks or stones and the soil light, the blacksmith’s bill is comparatively nothing. Florida having been until within a few years past, a foreign domain, was, and is yet con sidered in the middle States, in the same light that Ohio and Missouri were not long since, as “a far off place,” “almost out of the world;” but this seeming distance is annihilated upon a little reflection. The distance from Tallahassee to Savannah is only 290 miles over a hard sand road, which for a trifling expense, in making a few causeways, can be made the best road in the Union, and can be travelled in a stage coach in four days. From Savannah the average voyage in the Packets, is 5 days to Norfolk and 6 to Baltimore, ma king together, not more than 10 days from Tallahassee to Washington; little more than the same time will be required to go overland by Lynchburgh and Milledge ville. Steamboats run ^rom Wheeling to Orleans in 8 days, and from the latter place in 3 to 4 days more to St. Marks, within 20 miles of Tallahassee; making, by that route, only 14 or 15 days from Washington. A good road has been recently opened from St. Augus tine to Pensacola, through Tallahassee; and another from Hartford, in Georgia, through the same place to St. Marks the seaport of this section of Florida. The navigation up to St Marks, situated about 6 miles from the Apalache Bay, is at present obstructed by beds of oyster shells, and vessels drawing more than 7 feet wa ter cannot reach the port; but for a small expense the channel can be deepened to 10 feet, it will then admit vessels large enough for all commercial purposes in that section of country. Its situation is advantageous for a limited commerce, as the distance from that place to the Atlantic by water, when the contemplated canal across the Peninsula shall have been completed, will be about 200 miles—a vessel will run from St. Marks to New-Orlcans in from 3 to 4 days and about the same time from St. Marks to the Island of Cuba. The City of Tallahassee (for so it is called in the char ter, perhaps in reference to its anticipated greatness,) is beautifully situated on an ekvation, commanding a fine view of the surrounding country. It is yet in an infant state, the first house having been built only a bout 13 months ago; it however has at present a num ber of good houses, and contains from 6 to 700 inhabi tants—it is rapidly ingreasing in population, as is also the adjacent country’. The society of Tallahassee and neighborhood, is yet small in number, but characterised by sociability and a refinement and elegance of manners not surpassed in any city. The country around Tallahassee, in almost every direction, from the variety of hill and dale and crystal lakes, is extremely beautiful and romantic; and when the hand of art lias seconded nature, it will bear a comparison with any other country. The lakes a bound with fish of the most delicious flavor, and the large extent of country which will never be cultivated, will always afford a variety of game. In a few years the orange, the fig, and numerous other iruits will be added to the sum of domestic luxuries; nor are the roads to be left out of the class of comforts, they are almost always excellent; thehills are seldom abrupt, and from the nature of the soil, the roads are dry in 24 hours after the longest rains—they arc never dusty. The climate is delightful—tl e thermometer seldom rises above 95. The first of March it rose to 85 in the shade, but the atmosphere was so meliorated by the sea-breeze, that it would not have been supposed to be abovrf 60'. The woods at that time were fragrant with the perfume of a thousand flowers, and had the English bard ever visited those regions, he might have exclaimed with greater truth, “Here smiling Spring her earliest visit pays, And parting Summer’s lingering bloom delays.” The Indians were alive to all the sweets of this deli cious climate, and left it with the greatest reluctance. Since their banishment some of them return and are ob served, at times, with sullen brow and dejected look, wandering over the scenes of former happiness, like the shades of the Grecian Warriors in the Elysian fields—moving in mournful silence, sad, and disconso late. But fora sober communication this will suffice, with the addition only of the general language of the Flori dians “come and see, and judge.” B. [For the Phenix Gazette ] T1IE COUNTRYMEN AND THE CLOUD ; OH THE MISSION TO PANAMA. To the Editors: * Talking to one of my neighbors, the other day, as you know even farmers will sometimes do, of the expedioncy of sending Ministers to the Congress of Panama—we agreed that we had as perfect a right to be represented there, as Spain to be represented at the Holy Alliance; and that to effect objects open, avowed and le gitimate, to which no nation could justly take exception, it was a matter only for us to consi der whether to open a negotiation with five "na tions, at once, at a General Congress, or with each Nation, separately, at their respective courts. There remained, however, a doubt whether the acceptance of the invitation would be productive of any signal benefit t<Aur coun try:. and to solve it we determined, as we had often done before on questions of equal difficult ty, to consult Squire Longhead This gentle man, for he is a gentleman as well as a Justice two characters I admit not always united—is looked, upon as the Oracle of our county. His opinions, always formed without prejudice or passion, are seldom questioned, and will at any time turn the scale on a disputed point either in politics or morals. He has studied nature, by observation and experience; man, by min gling with his fellows and closely observing the motives of human conduct; and books, in the best authors of ancient and modern times. It is whispered that in his younger years, he passed through'college, and has Latin and Greek at his fingers* ends. But this is mere conjecture; for it is certain that he has never been known to throw scraps of either to the multitude. It. is likely he uses these languages only in the so ciety of the '‘few,” who sometimes visit him, and for whom it would not be necessary, I suppose, to make translations. My neighbors have often remarked,that he seldom gives his opinion^ in church or state, unless solicited; or withholds them when they can serve the public or an in dividual; or advances any other than his real opinion. Such istheman whose sentiments we thought ltpropcr to ask as a guide to ihe turmanon ol our own. He received us with that genuine politeness which I am. told is always one characteristic of I true greatness, but which I know is not the in variable concomitant of elevated station. Con ducting us himself, for he has few attendants, into his best furnished Hall, he introduced us to an accidental visitor as his intimate and nearest neighbors, and by his ease and familiarity made us forget that we had conte from the plough, and were clad, not in superfine broadcloth, but in plain linsey woolsey. I well recollect his having presented me his own arm chair, an ho nor which, if it becomes known, will make me the object of envy throughout the county. Unlike many modern orators who, adopting the order of the Pyramid, consider the exordi um the principal part of tha speech, and bewil der their hearers if not themselves, in opening the argument;—we stated immediately, and briefly, the object of our visit; informed him of the points in which we had agreed, and the doubts still entertained; and begged the result of his reflections, to enable us to decide on the conduct of our rulers when we should be next called to the polls. He replied, to the best of my recollection, as follows:— “ You are right, my friends, in considering this a measure of, at least, a harmless character. We have the most unqualified assu. ance, both from the Executive of our Country, and the Re presentatives of the States, by whom the invi tation has beep given, that our Ministers willnot be required to engage in the discussion of mea sures with which we have no concern, or which would have the slightest tendency to involve us in any difficulty with European powers, or vio late the rules of the most scrupulous neutrality. In one view, the acceptance of this invitation will be productive of advantage. It will afford an unequivocal proof of the sincerity of our professions, and tend to conciliate Republics with which, from their location, we must have very intimate relations, the value of whose con sumption of our fabrics lias formally been de monstrated by a Senator from Missouri, and with whom policy requires that we should re main on the most friendly fating. Had the President declined accepting the invitation, he would have forfeited, in my judgment, the high character hr has deservedly acquired as a states man and diplomatist. Its rejection would have been ascribed to an ignorance of the interests of our country; to a secret predilection for the monarchical governments and principles of Eu rope; and, under the mask of avoiding entang ling alliances, to a determination to look on, unmoved, at every attempt which might be made, by the combined powers of Europe, to crush our sister Republics. It would have been hailed with joy by the enemies of freedom; and received with complacency by the oppo nents of the administration. I am aware that attempts have been made, (from what motives I need not say) to give to this measure a fac titious importance. It has been alledged that it will compromit the peace, dignity, and neu trality of our country, and is opposed to the interests and views of a great “subdivision” of the Union. Charity will not allow me to sup pose with some, that these are mere phantoms raised by thoae who do not believe their own al legations, for the single purpose of producing a panic among the “ignorant vulgar": Nor would I ascribe them, with others, to the rav ings of a highly excited but disordered fancy. But, from whatever motive proceeding, they strongly remind me of the fable of the “Coun trymen and the Cloud,” which you have doubtless heard We informed him we had not, and begged him to repeat it; which, with his usual conde scension, he did, as follows:— “Hodge,said Simon, in a melancholy tone, “to his neighbor, as they were at work in the “fields, my good friend Hodge—prat look at “that enormous black cloud there ! ! ! Well “it is a frightful token of a shocking misfor tune! How so, enquired Hodge—how so Do “you not see the cloud said Simon? Either I “am an ignorant blockhead, or we are going to “have a dreadful shower of hail, which will de stroy every thing: our apples, our barley, our “wheal, all our harvest will be lost in a moment; “nothing will be left; and in less than three “months a horrid famine will desolate our vil lage—and then the plague will attack us—and “then—we shall all perish! !The plague? aoft “ly—softly! make yourself easy friend Simon, “I do not see any thing like it; and if 1 may “give you my opinion of the matter, I think “it will turn out quite the reverse. That cloud “brings no hail, but soft refreshing showers, “which you know we are so much in want of. “Our fields will be watered, we shall have three “times as many apples as usual, twice as much | “hay, and as much again corn as we had last i “year. We shall all grow rich and want for j “nothing.—Unless it be hogsheads to put our | “cider in. You see things in a very favorable “light—said Simon. Every one has a right to “see with his own eyes replied his neighbor. “Oh, if you take it thus I shall not say another “word: let him laugh that wins. Thank God. “said Hodge, I am not the weeper. They botn “giew warm,and were very near—calling each “other hard names—when a light breeze, “springing up, carried ihe cloud far away: “andthey had neither hail, nor rain." When he had finished, I ventured to remark that there was no one so dull as not to perceive the application. Every thing in nature pro claims that there is no good, wholly unaccom panied with evil. Liberty cannot be obtained without danger, nor wealth without exertion. The lofty flights of the orator may be mistaken for fustian, his most pungent Phillipics for empty declamation, and his attic wit forcarri cature and ribaldry: But the fear of these evils ought not to restrain him from indulging every < flight of imagination, or prevent him from at tempting to gain the public applause, though, by doing so, he may be exposed to an occasion al failure. Wisdom consists in a just compar ison of the advantages and disadvantages of whatever may be attempted, and obeying the suggestions of truth, reason, and experience, instead of taking counsel troin our fears, or of following ihe meteors of a sickly fancy. You have my idea, exactly, said the squire; and I am ashamed of having said so much to one whose good sense and accurate conceptions entitle him rather to give than ask advice. Delighted with the last observation, for who so humble as not to be willing to think well of himself, we gave the squire a parting shake by the hand—and, as we left lum, entered into a mutual compart, whenever,“we should hear of the “Cnses Fcedcris”“Entangling Alliances,” “Cuba,” “Etiquette/ or the “Black Population” to remember Simon and the Cloud.” KUSTICUS. Extract of a letter from Dr. Felix Ilobertson, to a gen tleinun in Nashville, dated Ton'll of Victona, Left wick's Grant.—Dear Sir —Wc have pitched our tents at the mouth of Little River, twenty miles from our lower lifie, and have a beautiful bluff prairie on the west side of the river, where we intend to locate the Town of Victoria, in honor of our patriotic President. The bottom of the river from our line to above this place lies entirely on the east side, the west side oniy affording high, healthy situations, on which the Farmers cultivating the bottom may reside. In many places good springs run out oT these bluffs; but the circum stance of there being bottom on but one side of the river lessens the quantity of good land and number of settlements. Above this, Little River spreads to the west to either six or eight miles of the Colorado, and hunters tell me, af fords a great deal ol good well-watered coun try, with springs and mill seats. Little River affords as much water as the Brazos, but is not so wide and has more current and worse rapids. The water of it is transparent when low, and the mud of it is like Cumberland river. The Brazos is clear when low, and when full it is as red as madder. The river here is about 18o yards from the top of one bank to the otfier, but runs somewhat less water than the Cum berland. 1 he banks are nearly fifty feet high, and yet it occasionally overflows part of its bottoms below the mouth of Little River; above that it is said not to get out of its banks, but the bottoms are narrower than below. From this down the bottoms are from three to four miles wide—above this from one to three miles. The Little Brazos is a small Stream that runs down the back part of the Brazos bottoms for seventy miles, running of course parallel to it and acting as a ditch or drain to the bottoms, 8c enters the big Brazos four or five miles below our line, as marked for the Non esot on our maps The Nov esot puls into the Brazos forty miles below that. It affords but little good land and overflows very much Several creeks which put into the Brazos on the west side afford some excellent land,with good springs, and mill seats. One settler talks of commencing the building of a mill in a few days on a small cretk 5 or 6 miles below this place. I have taken every opportunity to ascer tain correctly the amount of'Cotlon which may be raised upon an average in this country, and am convinced that from 25 hundred to three thousand may be calculated as the crop per acre I have taken pains to measure the ground myself wherever I could, and have never found any to produce less, if the persons did not de ceive me in the amount picked off of it. The land seems to produce every thing yet tried in it, and I have no doubt that it is one of the choicest countries to live in I have ever seen, and I think the chance for health in this upper part is good. The latitude of this pLce is a bout thirty-one degrees. It is about 150 miles from the Gulph—from three to four hundred it is said by water. There are many shoals in the river in low water, all of which it is believed can be easily removed, the rock being very soft. Steamboats can ascend the river above this place with a few feet rise. It seems to me to be as good a river for navigation as the Cum berland, at any rate to this place. GREAT I’HESHET. Ir. falls to our loi to record this weak the occurrence of a freshet unparalleled for more than thirty five years. On Friday evening last the wind commenced blowing a gale from the south east, and a torrent of rain was poured upon the earth throughout the night, but ceas ed on Saturday morning. The KenntAec was, at this time, covered with ice, of an average thickness of at least twenty inches; and as the river was not greatly swollen on Saturday af ternoon, at the usual time of high water, it w ts generally supposed that the great thickness of the ice would prevent its breaking up; but at three o’clock on Sunday morning, tne ice gave way, about half a mile above this village. At this time, the water being four or fivefeet deep on the wharves,—a great body of ice was pres sed down upon them, and a wart house, situa ted at the end of the upper, or long wharf, was swept into the dock below. This was the chief damage sustained here at that time, ex cept that a considerable number of logs broke front a boom and vent down the river. At five the water had risen two or three feet more, and a small quantity of wood, lumber, Sec. was lost. The ic«. still held on above, and by 12 o’clock the water had fallen two or three feet. In the mean time, most melancholy accounts of dam age done were received from Hallowed. 1 he ice havingjamed below that village, formed a dam and the water was already inundating the village, sweeping off buildings, filling the lower stories of the stores on the river side of the >j.ai‘ stre t, and destroying large quantities of pm tshahie articles contained in them. AlUhe vessels on the stocks at that place were swept away, ami four or five schooners were driven from their moorings, and had apoeared in sich* of this village, fast wedged in the (at that time) immoveable mass of broken ice. About 12, the water again began to rise, and continued rising till four, when it had attained its former height, and then a great body of ice, which had accumulated for a mile above this village suddenly started, and with tremendous force* rushed down upon us. The scene, at this time beggars all description. To have been real iced, it should have been witnessed. To give our distant readers some small idea oi it, we will attempt a faint sketch. On the upper wharf and directly by the side of the ware house before mentioned as having been carried away, stood a laree building, used as an ice house, and containing at the lime nearly one hundred cords of ice. Piled against it on the wharf, and reaching to the street, was five or six hundred cords of wood. This wharf, with the formidable barriers upon i|^ was anxiously looked to, as forming the only possible protec tion to the property on the wharves below, and the vessels,five in number, lying in the docks. If the barrier above were destroyed it was seen that all below must be swept away. The sole attention of the hundreds of spectators, who viewed with intense interest the approach^ g shock, was tu: ned to this point It came—the ice leaped twenty feet from the surface of the water upon the house—it withstood the shock. Cake upon cake—mass upon mass, pressed up on the rear of the first—still it stood. A small schooner, which lay a few rods above, was dashed by the icc against the house, and in a moment was shattered into pieces, as easily as one would crush an egg shell, -—logs twenty feet in length, and three feet iti diameter, reared their whole length, and fell upon it—stili it stood. For two minutes the conflict seemed doubtful—in two more it was decided. The barrier remain ed—and the great amount of property be low was chiefly saved. The breathless anxie ly °f the spectators during this sublime scene can be more easily conceived than described ; and a sudden shout of joy burst forth when the careering mass sheared off from the contest. Attention was now turned to the compact mass of ice, logs, trees, lumber, etc. floating rapidly by, in the midst of which were imbedded five schooners, hurrying to what appeared certain destruction. 1 he ice proceeded but a mile or two, when it was stopped by an unbroken field below, and jammed so as to cause the water to rise rapidly, to an unprecedented height in this village. At six o clock the water had risen thirteen feet above the common high water mark. A; seven it began to subside, and in 24 hours had fallen about four feet; and no farther danger ic apprehended. The loss sustained cannot now be ascertained ; but it is thought, that, at this place, it will not exceed $5000. The chief suf ferers are R. II. Gardiner, Esq. and J. P. Hun ter Sc Co. The loss of the former is the ware house which now stands in the dock, and a con siderable portion of the causeway across the basin of the stream, which was pressed by the ice se\eral rods from its original position, 'i he Messrs. Hunters have lost a great number of logs. There were but few goods in the ware house, and they were owned as we understand, in Augusta. To other items of loss are a boat builder’s shop belonging to Mr, Patten, which stood by the side of the ice house, and was crushed by the ice and logs driven upon it, the fishing schooner of Mr Enoch Dill, utterly destroyed ; small quantities of salt in some ot the lower stores; wood, lumber, 8cc. and some damage to one or two vessels, which now lie upon the wharves. Opposite this village, in Pittston, a large brig, on the stocks, belonging to J. N. 8c A. Cooper, was lifted from her blocka, but is not much injured—they als&lost one or two small buildings. At Hallowed the destruction was very great. The particulars we cannot give, but the lowest estimate of loss at that place, which we have heard made, is twenty thousand dollars. It pro bably exceeds that sum. Thirty or forty fam ilies, we have been told, were obliged to aban don their houses, or flee to the upper stories. Augusta has also suffered severely, as has every town on the river, more or less. The bridge at Watervide, we hear, is principally destroyed. Two or three small bridges between this and Augusta are so much injured as to be impassa ble. Some idea of the great pressure of the mov ing ice may be formed from the fact, that an elm tree, five feet in diameter, situated in the ship yard of Capt. J. Tarbox, standing many feet from high water mark and protected by a high point of land above it, was completely rooted from the earth, The ice is only broken two or three miles below this place, and a dfm is formed between this and Hallowell, which it is thought must re main some days, and until it is principally wasted away by the influence of the water and the sun. [Gardiner Chronicle. •Ve>N Spring Goods. J ABIES A. WATERS n AS just received, and is now opening', at his New Store, south-east corner of King and Fairfax-ats. a handsome assortment of TWilisYv, Ihrencli, German and Domestic Goods, Contixting in pari of the folloioing Articles— Sheppard’s superfine blue, black, green 8t mix’dclotlr Blue, black, and drab cassimeres Blue pelisse cloth urqj striped cassimeres Chilian robes, a new article for ladies’dresses W ilmington stripes, union mixture, striped florentint Black and drab sattins, for gentlemen’s pantaloons Oiled silk aprons, for misses and children Plaid oil silk and plain do. do. (something very hand some and new) Linen cambric, calicoes, ginghams, Marseilles, drilling* Fancy silk hdkfs. berrage and gauze do. Flag and hnndanno hdkfs, Madras do. Book £4 jackonet muslins, cotton kjackonct cambrics Bolivar stripes, for ladies’ dresses | 1 case 7-8 and 4-4 Irish linens, brown hollands Brown, bleached, and plaid domestic cottons Apron checks, blue and white denims Bleq^ed and unbleached Bussia sheetings Ravens duck, sail cloth, white and col’rd kid gloves Green and white gauze veils Nankin crapes, white and colored florences Black levantine, drab do, cotton yarn From No. 4 to 16 very superior quality—Also, 0\E C*iSE LEGHOliNBOSKETS, With a great variety of other articles too numerous to particularise, w hich will be sold low for ciso. • apr 3 '