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Al,F,\\*ni;IA GAZETTE.
PUBLISHED AND EDITED BY
EDGAR SNOWDEN,
Fairfax Street, (opposite the Post Office.)
TERM* — Daily paper eifcht dollar* per annum, pay
able half yearly Country paper five dollar* per
annum. Advertisement* inserted at the rate of one
dollar for the first three insertion*, and twenty five
cent* for every subsequent insertion.
TOM AND BOB;*"
OR, ,1 PLOT DISCOVERED.
BY THOMAS HOOD
I am a saddler by trade, but I am of a senti
mental and contemplative turn of mind, and of
ten saunter by myself into St. James's Park,
and alung the Bud Cage Walk. One evening
lately, wrapped in my meditation*, I remained
till it was very dark, and the Park was nearly
empty. I had taken my station under a large
tree, near which was a bench, on which two well
ish-dressed men were seated, and apparently in
earnest conversaiion. Coming out ot iny reve
rie, I began to speculate on the causes which
were most likely to have drawn niv new neigh
bors to this quiet spot. * Are thev,' thought I,
* members of parliament, coinc here to study
what they are to say on some important question?
Are they lovers, seeking retirement to descant
to each oilier on the chains of their mistresses?
Are they husbands, afraid to face their wives?
Are ihev’—hut all inv conjecture* were put to
fli ght by the hist sentence which reached my ear. J
‘Well, Tom,’ said one, ‘your plot is well
iai 1; hut I think you \yl! have some difficulty in
disposing of Berkeley.'
• Oi», not atal<,’ replied Tom; I propose send
ing him to one of the West Indio Islands, and
there are too many ways there «*l stopping a man's
breath for me to be at a loss.*
* I* his de^th absolutely necessary?* asked the
otk r.
•.Undoubtedly,* an.swercvl Tom;' ‘for you
know the duke has sworn that Julia shall never
marry Villi'er, so long a* Berkeiy is alive.
‘ Heaven and taith.* thought 1, * what atro
cious villians thev are! What duke they are
speaking of? W hat Berkeley uo they alluue to?
I hart no lime for faither reflection.
» True, true,’ said the other, ‘he mu9t cer
tainly he put out of the wav; but I think your
sending him to the West Indies, is a clumsy
ini.de of getting rid of him. Could you not kill
him in a duel?’
4 Nothing could be more easy, mv dear Bob,’
replied Tom; ‘ but as I dismissed Spenrer to the
other world, with a bullet for his passport, l
would rather try another mode. I think I shall
have him murdered bv a slave driver.’
• I cannot consent to that,* answered Bob: • I
don't like the expedient.*
• Like it or not,’ said Tom, angrily, • ( am not
a»»re that it is necessary to ask your consent m
the matter.*
» Did we not agree to do the thing between u«,
and divide the cash?’asked his companion. » You
are inexperienced in these matters, but I have
put a good many such jobs through my hands al
ready.*
Imagine the dismay with which I listened to
this horrid dialogue! My head swain; mv blood
rau cold I crept close to the tree, a'raid even
to di aw my breath.
• Well, well.* said Tom, 4 don't let us fall
out about it; Berkeley shall die some way or
other. I am gl id you think well of the plot.—
Our employer evil I surely be satisfied, seeing
there are three dukes. seven marquesses, am)
nineteen earls, engaged in it- 'The deuce is in
it, if that won’t content him!
• Thunder and lightning!’said I to mvself, 4 it
is plain that some awful conspiracy is hatching!
Is the town to be burnt? Is the house of com
mons »obe blown upr’
4 When Berkeley is done F«»r,* continued Bub,
4 Tillers will marry Julia. They will be pre
sented at court, and then comes the grand catas
trophe. We there assassinate William.’
My brain whirled; I could scarcely credit mv
senses; and it was only after pin*hing mv arm
that I could believe I was awake. 4 is it possi
ble,’ thought I, ‘that these ruffians could coo lly
plot the death of oui gracious sovereign under
«>rv nil.P of l>!< 11... I
they aie! But the kinjr shall live, ami Berke
ley shall not be murdered bv a slave driver, if I
can help it!’ They had by this time left the
bench, ami were wdiking towards town. Fired
with indignation, 1 hastened after Ihem, guided
by the sound of their footsteps. As there was
nc> creature near to assist mo in securing them, 1
resolved not to attempt it till help was at hand.
Step by step 1 followed them, till they reached
Charing cross, when suddenly springing forward
1 seized B.'b by the collar, and called out * Help,
help! they are murderers!’ A crowd imtnedi
ately gatheiAd round, and Tom, instead of run
ning away, stood stock still. • I charge you all,
iu the king’s name,’ said I * tn secure ttiese two
desperate ruffians!’ B'»b, who had at first re
mained motionless, now knocked me down.—
The police interfered, however, and set me on
my legs. I was still as bold as could he. ‘I
charge these two men,* said I, ‘Tom and Bob,
other names unknown, with conspiring the death
of sundry individuals; and I command you,’ 1
continued, turning to the policemen, ‘ to carry
them before a magistrate, when l shall substan
tiate my charge.’ At this Bob ami lorn affect
ed the most perfect amazement, and treated the
accusation with the greatest scorn. The mob,
however, took part with me, the uproar increas
ed, and the policemen carried us all before Sir
Richard Birnic.
The appearance of Bob and Tom at Bowstree t
seemed to occasion some surprise, and Sir Rich
ard, who appeared to know them, looked con
founded on hearing the report of the policemen.
• Gentlemen,* said he, * this is a most extraordi
ry affair. 1 scarcely expected to see you before
me on such an occasion.*
‘You could not expect it less than we did,’
answered Bob. * It is not to be borne, that gen
tlemen are to be pelted by a mob, and drugged
here, like felons, on the bare assertion of a scur-!
vy, halt drunk tailor.’
•Iam not a tailor. Master Bob,* I replied;
< I’m ao honest maker of s..dd<es.’
*1 wish you had learned t« put them on
the ri»ht horse,’ answered Bob, as bold as brass.’
‘ Su Richard, 1 presume we may retire!’
•If you let them go, it will"be at your own
peril,’said I.
‘ Gentlemen,’said Sir Richard, have a * mo
ment’* patience, and we shall soon settle this
business. You tellow, state your charge.’
• By your leave, Sir Richard, I will first sav a
few words, winch will make their consciences lly
in their (ace. Hark ye, Maste; B >b and Master
Tom, other name9 unknown, look at me.’
4 Well'* answered Bob,,4 we do look at you,
and see nothing but a half starved wretch, in a |
suit of clothes not worth eighteen-pence.*
4 If I took in hand certain jobs and shared the j
cash like some people,’ replied I. staring them
full on the face, 41 might have had a better coat ■
on my back. You take me. Master Bob!’
“ I take you for an indolent scoundrel!’ said
Bob, in a rage.
* No more of this,’ said Sir I*ic! an!, 4 b-tt,
state distinctly your chaige;*
4 l charge them with conspiring the death of a
gentleman of the name of Berkeley, and of hi-»
most gracious Majestv, \V iliiam the fourth.”
At this. Bob and Tom stared at each other,
and Sir Richard looked confounded * Yes,’ I
continued, turning to the culprits, 41 overheard
your murderous schemes, and you, monster of
iniquity! you swore to assassinate the King! —
And what harm has Berkeley done you, that
he should be murdered by a slave driven? You
boasted that your plot was well laid; but confess,
ruffian®, who are the three dukes, the seven mar
quesses. and the nineteen carls, who are engag
ed in it!’
At this, the hardened wretches b'irst into such
a hearty shout of laughter as made the roof ring.
Peal followed pea!: though I saw plainly that it
was done to gain time to concert some story to
palm upon Sir R'chard. At length, Master Bob
owned that he and his companion had certainly
been in St. James's Patk that night, and that
they hud sat for some tune under a tree; but that
the conversation I had overheard related entile-j
ly to the personages in a novel, which he and his
companion were writing j dolly, susd that this
was ihe plot they alluded to! Master Torn, ta
king this hint, riiimeil in with tiie story; and
they so bamboo/Jed Sir Richard, that flic good
simple man dismissed the charge, adding a few
remarks, so complimentary loine, that I* must
stand excused for noi setting them down. * Sir j
u.tuaru, >uiu iv Mm*jninv» * vnu are impmu
upon;—these rougues are too much lor you; but
since you are pleased to let loose Master Bob
and Master Turn, other names unknown, I wash
my hand*.*
* When your hand is in. you bad better wash
vour face,’ remarked Master Boh—and this was
the last I saw «>» Master Bob and Master Ton,
other names unknown.
Nkw York, April 25.
FIRK AT THE CITY HOTEL!
IfafJ past lio'cli’ck.— We have just returned
from w itnessing an imposing and grand, though
teirific apec’io.le. A' about ten o’clock this
mornu’g, the i' .11 »n of fire was given, and pern'isf*
ed in with s« much diligence as to render it cer
tain that t*00 a seiieus lire. Shnrjly after
wards we «eif informed that the City Hotel—a
vast structure, «» ail tlie world knows, occupy
ing the whole block west of Broadway, between
Cedar and 1 hames* streets, was in flames. We <
repaiied immediately to the «nene of the calami- j
tv, and were mi fortunate as to secure a view j
from an upper story, nearly opposite.
The news tint this splendid edifice, Jang1
known, and universally popular, as one of the j
best hotels in the country, was on fire, created j
very great interest, and the streets in the neigh- I
borhood were crowded with multitudinous thou j
sands, before the engines could be brought up for
action; and when they did successively arrive, I
adhougli everv exertion within human power was I
made, yet from tliegre.it height of the building, 1
ann fiom the circumstance tout the fir<» common j
ced in the anii k, it was a long time before thev i
could be brought to play upon the dcstructiv'e j
element.
The accident is said to have been occasioned ;
by some detect in one of the chimneys. Tne
smoke « as fi. »t observed from the street, issuing
apparently trocn sonic crevices bet 'eon thebticks
of the Southern gable, but no alarm was then
given; and erpn some considerable time after
wards when the smoke w as seen issuing from the
upper window casements, in large volumes,it was
not supposed that anv serious cotisruucnres would j
ensue. I he alann, however, was now ,«.ven,
and inn few moments afterwards the flames burst
forth with great fury —having thus, before the ar
rival of the engines, attained a power which it
was difficult to arrest.
A few moments alter we became spectators of |
the 9ctne, an incident occurred of p.dnful and ;
thrilling interest. In the attempt to check the :
pr.fgress of the tire, two individuals, one of i
whom, we believe, whs Mr Jennings, the keep-j
er of the hotel himself, had ascended the upper
story, immediately under the’ roof, and belnie
they were aware of their danger, the flames in
vested them on every side, and precluded their
descent by the stair case. The building was so
high that no ladder could be raised to relieve ■
them, nor even near enough to throw a rope bv
which they might descend. In this perilous si
tualion,— on the veige of the roof, and the rag 1
ing element making frightful advances to wauls '
them, they had fur some time the melancholy
prospect of being crushed by the fall of the horn
ing timbers around them, or of perishing in the
flames. Long ladders were spliced; out for
some moments all exertions to reach them were
in vain, as the ladders could not be raised to the
cornice, ami the persons exposed were upon toe
roof, which was burning ad around them—hav
ing emerged through a dorma.i window. At
this perilous moment, when hope had almost fled,
a young man, by an extraordinary effort, threw a
rope from one of the upper windows to the roof.
Providentially it stuck last, and the gentlemen
were enabled to creep along the gutter, seize the
rope ant! fasten it to the Uorniar casements.—
They then successively let themselves down un
til they could be reached and taken into an up
per window.
I heir situation had been watched with great
anxiety, and their coolness and intrepidity during
the trying moments of their peril was hailed by
the liveliest acclamations of the spectators, the
moment their safety was ensured.
Meantime the work of destruction proceeded
rapidly. The flames burst up through the roof
ing with such violence as to throw the tiles off in
masses,which tumbled down upon the pavements
below—to the imminent danger of the firemen and
others beneath. The fire poured forth from the
dormar window ?; from the gables; &inimmen««
columns upwards from the centre of the build- j
ing. Broadway was lined with people from Rec- .
tor street to the Park, and the adjoining roots,
w indows and balconies were occupied with be
holders. For a long time, the rambling of
scarcely a cart nr carnage was t«» b.* heard in
this part of the city. Business seemed to pause
wliiNt the woik of destruction was going on.
Owing to the brightness of the morning, it
lud nut the sublime and imposing appearance
that it would have otherwise mule, although nur
boatmen inform u9 that they saw the fire from
the lower bav. The v flumes of smoke were
thick, and the heat was intense. It was so great
as to be oppressive in the neighboring streets.—
liv ha f past It o’clock. Hie roof lis t fallen in;
but from the immense strength of the timbers
used in tills structure, and the oceans of water
which bv ibis time we»e pouring into the li e
from every direction, it was long before the floor
gave wav. and admitted the destructive element
into tile story beneath. It did find its way ihidi*
er, however, and soon issued in living columns
from lour of the fiont windows. Hut the fiiemen
had now evidently obtained the mastei v; and,
contrary to the general expectation, the body of
the structure will doubles* be saved, although
there must have been a great destruction of prop
erty, independently of the damage sustained by
the building—which cannot be less than $2*J,
000
We have never witnessed better conduct on
the part of the firemen—or greater coolness and
intrepidity in the performance ol their atduuus
duty. Indeed, from the unit fusion incident to
the catastrophe—the In igbts to lie scaled, tin cor
nices to b>‘ traversed, the windows tube cnti red,
ami the falling fragments among the people below,
it seems remaikably providential that numbers
of lives were not lost.
The City Hotel, as wc have already said, oo
eupic* an entire square, and was calculated for
the accommodation of about one hundred and
sixty guests. B -sides tin* public d partment,
there art several appropriated to the use of pri
vate families and parties, with a separate en
trance, also from Broadway. In addition to the
small parlors ami lodging room', it contains onv
of the most spacious and elegant apartments in
the United States, chiefly tis.-d for public din
ners. balls and concerts. No situation in the
city has inn-red greater convenience for strangers
who may desire to reside near the principal
scenes of business, fashion and pleasure.
P. S. Half Past I o'clock.—The lire is
subdued, with the destiurtion only of the upper
and atti».k stories—and the incident ruination
of property below. We have just heard that a
fireman has had a dangerous fall, and has been
carried from the ground.
[From the Correspondent of the Portland Jido. J
CH ARLES ION, S. C.
March .AO.- I went to the Jew's Synagogue,
it bei- g Saturday, and their Sabbath, to see the
ceremonies of the Hebrew Church. The Syna
gogue outside, is very much like all of oui*c!uiVch
> 5. Inside, there wa- in the centie of an area a
sort of elliptical staging on winch were mounted
the Rabbios, chauuting, praying and reading, nil 1
in II1 brew,—no; much to my edification assar- j
cdly, for all that ! could undei s'and of toe whole i
service was »• die President of the LT States ami |
his E xceileucv the Governor of South Carolina,” I
a prayer probably uttered ’.n the same breath for ;
each. Tlie chaunts were occasionally ended by j
the chorus of all the Jews present, vvho.,e num-1
hers wrie about one hundred 01 mute. The .
noise then was almost deafening, for man, w<> |
man and child screamed quite as loud as their |
voices would permit. The men and boys all had
over their shoulders, or twined around their bo
dies. a sort of shawl—»ome of silk, some of
worsted, and some of woollen, 1 believe. AH the
men kept their hats on, even the Ktbbirs Dur
ing the seivice a kind of cvmbal, or raitl •, was j
carried round thechurrh by the Rabbies, and then
deposited ir» the a:k of the covcnam. which was
in the place wlicie the pulpit usually is in our
churches. 1J its and men kept constantly going
out, ;-<d coming in. Many very pretty Jewesses
were u. the galleries I cannot say that anr of
them were very attentive to the services. Pro
bob'v they understood not a word of it.
March 31. The chuiche# today were fully
attended—as full as the churches in New En
gland
I had some conversation with a gf-rit'eman frmn
;ne interior, wim was acquainted with Wane!
Hampton, well known among us to the Sorrow !
of many a soldier, a> a commander on tlie north
ern frontier during the last war. | was inform
ed, that lit* is one of the iidlest, if not the rich
est man in the southern country, —and that lie
owns about two thou»and negroes. He is also
very eccent'ic and strange. Property here, by
the way, is often estimated bv the number of ne
groes a man owns. I was also informed, that
Mr. Ca'houn is one of the best f<iroi<ws in the up
per country—one of the most scientific and skil
ful farmers in all Carolina.
.ipril 1. Brigadier Gen. Hamilton paraded
his five hundred volunteers in the ram. This
plan i» to he followed throughout the slate, arid
colors are to be presented to each division. The
volunteers are to be kept under arms, to effect
the nullifi-ation of the Force Bill, if necessary.
These five hundred volunteers weie all dre ,
ed in uniform, and manoeuvred as well as die uni
form companies in our quarter. A similar dis
play is to be made in SuiupterviHe. South Ca
rolina is “to sleep on her arms!” The Union
party lias been organised in military order, and J
were ready for the strife if the worst came.
JprilZ. 1 have today in iny po«easinn a bill on
the Bank of South Carolina, which promises to
pay ** twenty five cents” to the bearer! I also
saw a bill for »ii cents and a quarter! This is ']
making change on a small scale. Georgia bills
are not very current in this State; nor are N.
Carolina Bills. In Charleston there is not
probably one single business man who is not
an ardent friend »o the United States Bank. It
is impossible'to travel without U. S. Bank bills.
One’s pnekets must be watched with exceeding
care so that they may not carry bills from one i
State to another. A bill on the U. 8. Bank, no
matter from what Branch, even the checks, are ',
better than silver(for they pass as reedily, and are I <
m »re portable.
;!prU 3. 1 start in the morning for Augusta, ! <
(Geo.) undetermined whether I shall go thence ii
to Nashville or to New Orleans, reserving mv i]
conclusion for the answers I shall then receive!!
as to roads, routes, distances, &c. There is \
much in Charleston to interest a stranger, not so i(
much perhaps in public worki or public exhibi- I
turns a-* in that kind reception winch every '
stranger properly •recommended meets from a
people who arp all enthusiasm, ail sentiment—
whose passions often get the better of their judg
ment, —but whose eriors in general, l believe,
are the errors of impulse rather than of seil-cal ,
culation. These Carolinians were b on to be
a mail people. They have high notions of hull- ’
or, of chivalry, as they cad it—and all ol the da* 1
ties of hospitality. They cau be wrought up to
any thing, by playing upon their feelings* It is
the very field lor agltatms to act in. The »ell*
educated are exceedingly well educated. They
have enlarged views, expansive ideas, and a
g.»od "rasp «f mind. Though many of them af- 1
fed to lb lieve that Carolina la all in all. yet even
these do justice to the various sections of our
wide c’onfe.levacy, paiticutary to the industry,
enter prise and ability of the north. There is an
immense amount ol talent in this little r»:atu—
/t7//e, considering only her white population.—
Hereafter 1 shall have much and inure to say of
the causes that have developed so much talcir,
as well as of the pecul iarities of southern manners.
In speaking of la!eu% for example, Clia des or.,
wiili but a while population of less than twenty
thousand, has very many distinguished men,
prominent in many tilings, and capable of ma
king a figure any where.
II ivtie lias made a figure in the Senate, and is (
known all over the Union. Ilts eloquence is of
that kind that spring* Irom the heart, which no
allectation. effort, nor itwdioatioti can produce,
and theirfore tom lies the heart, and must have
an effort. II uuiltoii is a man ol much command
ing influence every vvnere. lie not elegant, but
lie is stnmg. li is said, he is a very cool,
self-collected man, and has none of those fiery
propensities, wInch his language indicates. Dray
ton is estimated very highly here. His probity,
his virtues, hi* chaiacti r, are a tower of btreng'h
to his p.nty at home. Poinsett is a man of emi
nenl ability,—agreeable ill piivate life, milieu
ii.il ill public life. He is well known abroad as
Minister to Mexico, ami highly esteemed at home
for his very many good qHalites. IMig'U i,
another distinguished Uniou man who has been
active in their late contest. He is a lawyer in the
k... ..ills .. ..f*
ami a fund ol vvir,—esteemed id piivjiefor Ins
cmnparatire qualities, and powerful in public by
his commanding abi iin s ti-imke is a lawyer of
high reputation, a acho'.ar and a tine writer also.
There are many others more or less prominent.
The young men whom I nave met with, in gene
ral. have minds of a high order.
The late excitement ha*, perhapf, vivified their
faculties. Thev talk iuj much of chivalry, am]
act too much by impulse} but if their chivalry
and impulses are dirccwd hi the right channels,
they cao well fill up the places of Iheir fathers,
—which is saying much fur them II Carolini
ans can he tamed and broken as wild colts are,
they might nuke a great people. But give them
their own way, and they would have a revolu
tion once n month. They would out do the
Frenches •• architects of ruin.” B.
I he fo!!;;v. log sketch by a correspondent of the
New } ork American, is from personal observa
tion. Mehemtl Jlli is one of the great captains
ol the age, and an authentic description of him
will be interesting to our readers:
“ As our public prints have, for the last few
years. contained so manv accounts of the sue
ces*e» of .Mehemet Aii. 1‘acha of Kgvpt, 1 have
thought that some notice of this extraordinary
mail would not be unacceptable to your readers.
** Mehemet .Vi, whose age is estimated ai G-l,
is a short, thick, (at man; his lace, not w ithstand
ing the appendage of an imposing beard, hears
the stamp of benevolent e and good nature, (ho’
the incidents ol his adventurous life would seem
to prove, that he possesses neither the one nor
the other of these virtue*. H- is perfectly plain
in his manners and dress, and admits freely into
his presence the European Consuls and merchants
w ho reside at his Court He’is by no means aus
tere to Ins dependant*, but exacts I mm them the
most unqualified deference.
•• When at Alexandria, he devotes his whole
day to business. After tne u«ua| hour of .audi
ence, vhieh is at eight in the morning, he in
specis the naval arsenal and the ships under
equipment, examining every department in per
son, enconraaing.mil rewarding tin diligent, and
punishing the idle. He dines at noon, and some
times indulges in a short till) after dinner, .mil
then resumes the business of the d.iv. At eight
o’clock in the evening, the male members of the
household are .assembled to ppifurm iluir even
ing devotions in the great Hall of the Palace, to 1
witness which, stranger* are, without hesitation, '
admitted. When the prayers are ended, the
Pacha receives, in his splendid saloon, those fo. :
reign Officers and Consuls who may feel disposed ;
to converse freely with hnn, unrestrained bv the
forms of etiquette and ceremony. With Miese he
is perfectly familiar, puttingto’all strangers who !
approach him various questions relating to the 1
government, commerce, agriculture, mdiTary and 1
naval affairs of their respective countries By !
»uch means lie has acquired much information, 1
which lie is enabled to retain by the aid of a ‘
most tenacious,memory, lie can neither read *
rmr write; and yet there is not a more accurate '
iliploinntist living. 1
“ Mehemet A!i is an admirable horseman; and 1
possessing as he does the most reckless braveiv, *
ie has recently been known to say, that when !
mounted on one of his favorite Arabians, he con- r
uders himself still a match tor * dozen of Turks.
Although several unsuccessful attempts have been
made by various means to get rid of this danger
jus and powerful enemy or the Imperial Sultan, 1
ie appears entirely free from that nervous fear of
issasstnation, so generally noticed in persons
vho, like him, have been elevated to similar hi 'h r
nations, amidst revolution and bloodshed.” °
_ R
•!
** ashikgto.s, Apii! 27. . h
Jl Fire broke out, on Thursday evening, on r
he premises of Mr. C. B. King, Portrait Paint- *
tr, in this city, by which the loss of his exten-ij
live Gallery of Paintings, with the building which t
:ontains them, was seriously endangered. By *
;reat exertions, however, on the part of indivi- i P
luals, the main building, and nearly all the :
laintings, were p- eserved from destruction. A
prod deal of damage, however, was'done to the
mildings, and aome injury and loss sustained in
be attempt to save the paintings in the snart. <
uent* underneath the Gallrrv. * »<
'T1*"' '*■ »“■«. .nr. L-oke w ,
reeved bv the death of hi, wife three
weeks mucc. H • was a hij.lv rv»peCr-ty• ’ .
z-it. «.f enterprise and ..f uoiiriiig ,n,|'ust‘ i:
lie was educated in Va!,» Co'logi
ate of the distinguished class ofi
(the eldest, we believe,) 0I tlio l
Cooke, nf Cat'kill—whose vour»
I“S* President of Gut village, uju,,,,,, ^
(tier by lading a Ipum*. — J v
Tliis morning only we received the ; • -
letter from Havre, wiitten at the ina.„,f .
departure of the Charles Carroll.
ant. as showing—if tin* intelligence bv e. /
from Paris be well founded—that the
between toe French Vtmirat. the p
kernel Jili, for checking the inuuhof /
ha«l be**n disregarded by (lie latter—/ a",
Canning had failed to induce Span, !;7.(V
agai.ist D m Miguel—and ti::,r the iVd.uite,
made a hi', at Oporto.—.V. j’. .ln.tr.
% HaVhk, M ircli
The Charles (Carroll is going out. 1 lf p,,
fetto, from Paris brings m w » of (icn su ,',
having taken G:JO pri,oners in a hie tic f,., , <(
to; and that the Egyptian artnv, bv t
counts, was marching to Constantino;;...
You will liau- lieard Canning’s nego uii i ■
faded. 1 he Spanidi govcitioient ic nut ii|.
to join England and France again»t M _
I he eternal Dj tell anil lielgian ('uestiou sii.. •
semen.
Lr.littc was on the point of selling all.I,i* r
pprty to pay hi* debts. T .e idea of a
(ton was started by a friend; .in.I |,is ||,■'
worth, pcihaps, more tiian dj nut'-i-m*, \M, J
puiclia*ed and given to him. M.my |,rrVl.
w!io would have subscribed largely, «V I I. it (X,. I
tribute nnv thing, because politic* .me i.,i..|,,
with tlie uftair.
A respectable correspondent in Virginia
sires us to record the following strai.*\* cm;
deuces, which he assures us are facts within •
own knowledge, as lie is well acquainted huIii
(lie parties:
The father and mother of one of a certain nur
lied couple, residing in his neighborhood, *n
born on the same day of the same month (typ
tember:) the father and mother of the other w»c
also born on the same day of the smw inoit’i
(October;) and the married pair themselves sen
both born on the same day of the same monr
(November.) The husband is the second w d
his parents; the wife is the second daughter«f
her parents. The two eldest children of the
husband** parents are sons; the t*vo eldest cl:
drrn of the wife’s parent* are daughter*. Tim
couple have two children, only, both of whoa
were born on the same day.
This is a rare morsel lor the curious.—.V. I'
Daily Adver.
A Southern Confederacy. — We publish
•o:ne days ago a lettei from South Carotins, ten
tinning our own opinion of the oxt*!enre<ih it’
lied wish and design, among some pidiiinatnif
the South, to establish a Southern ('t i ff ere
We now give an article in confirmattuu fnw - I
Virginia paper.—.Vein York Am.
There is yet abundant cau*e fur the ;rrpfe •
Ise vigilant. From an attentive and du-pa**
ate examination of »• the Mgii* of the Mins’*
ire reluctantly led to believe that a t-v»:f:rjia
•ITir» is b' ing nude in Virginia In the ii »t!pr*
if the South Carolina sciiool of |*sj itu -,*«» [••'*«i
ihu mind* of the people against the li-u iral (»
iermnent, nnd prepare them fur tiuir dadir;
idea of a Southern Confederacy.
f Chaihtlcstilfe (Va ) Chronicle
We learn from the K litur of the K'**1* R ?'•
er that Monsieur //’/yrt/.a uistinguisiieu ri"
iaturali»r. lias aniveil at that port in lac hl
Dlio from ltio Grande, bringing with Mm in
iml valuable cnllecliun of bird* and <| •latl'tip '•
He has spent several vears in travelling tfirm.
bjf stales of south America, particularly I’<£
iml io Ins researches, lias discovered it*o. h
idd to the cabinet ol the Ornithologist Aft 1
he quadrupeds on board the Olio is a fionJr '
Hear or Ant Eater. This animal is seldom i?<
‘r *ecn in this country, and we believe t-*
* the second one (hat has lived to resell
t i* about seven feet in length and t.
mil is perfectly harmless,although it lit'*'11"
ullicient to master a tiger. Wli-n »'*«
I own to repose, her lail serves as a shield I
lie weather, it being large enough to covir
vhole body—wlirn viewed in tins Mfintioa '
esembles a straw mat spread on tint gruuflj*
Is food consists entirely of cjgs. 'I. 1<
MS the carcase of the \nung, which dnd
passage, preset vrd in spirits, which ts a jA-d
iosily. — Host on fJuzdte.
To Wire,
4 LAD of 15, will acquitted widi ‘
*• business. Inquire of the Printer,
mar 29— 2«wtf _ _„
•Vecthftco £>W\te Quuvrv.
rllK subscriber, residing in Piince Wi i vrr.t •
fVa ) tenders hi* sincere thanks to thr
eneral f.r l!ie patronage they have afforh'^
i his line of business. He wishes to ii.Mrft ^
sbi'tnls of the District of (;< hirt.bu, *'
Juiding country, that lie Ins been at C'n ‘(
xpense in procuring a quantity 'f g ’ * •“
an be hid in America, which lie is will"?*0 ‘
nd put on, at from 7 to 9 d'dlors per rquur , *",re * .
> the quality. 'I hose wishing to afford him P"
je ir, tins laudtble undertaking will signify >l
lying to John It. Mills arid John Huddle 1 ?< •
i Alexandria, or to Matthew Waitr, W»sM,:K,or ‘
m*r 26—w3mWlhl.MH >
QuiUa—Quills •
1 FIRST rate aeiortment of Mone’s superi-r n‘3
1 factured Quill., from No. 10 t j 70, which ’
>ld at the manufacturer'* price, b /
■pf 19 ~6f. W* M MOUIPW

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