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pri'.isaKD a b ihitbu bt EDOAR SNOWDEN, FAIRFAX ST., OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. TKRR'S. —Daily Paper $9 ntr annum, payable half yearly. Country Pvver $$ per annum. Advertise ment* ins- rted at the rate of one dollar for the first thr-e iosecti.tns, and twenty five cents for every sub sequent insertion. LATE and IMPORTANT from EUROPE. The packet ship United States, Capt. Hold redge arrived at New York, from Liverpool, which place she left on the 8th of August, and ha* furnished Liverpool papers to that date, and London to the 7th, both inclusive. The capture of the city of Lisbon by the forces of l)onoa Maria, is the most important occur rence presented bv these advices. It will be perceived in the summary we sub join, that the clause in the bill for granting twen ty millions to the holders of slaves in the British West Indies, as an indemnity tor their emanci pation, has been retained by a majority of the House of Commons. The vote stood 132 to 81. Another extensive Are occurred at Liverpool on Saturday night, the 3d of August, by which much damage was done to property, and six lives lost, occasioned by the falling ol a wall upon a saw-pi?. oti which many persons had placed themselves, to witness the progress of the flames. *A repiM-t prevailed at London on the 5th, that "Miguel is off for Spain.” This is asserted upon the authority of an alleged note from one Cabinet Minister, to another. Should he be compelled to leave Portugal there can be no doubt that Spain would be the kingdom in which he would seek an asylum. The following birds eye view of Europe, by a Parisian correspondent of one ol the London journals, strikes us as being both faithfully and happily drawn:— From no other foreign quarter, except Spain, do we at present expect news of interest. Eve ry where else a sort of calm has succeeded to / . 1 _ II I_I __.l n. XI nr.l.r lUUinn. i" » ’ — reigns under the influence of the bayonet. In ItaiT, beginning in the north of the Peninsula, we hud that [to use the slang terms of absolutism) force retie a la bi loi, in other words that fiee Join is trodden under foot. The ex-liberal Charles Albert, has, it is true, ceased to execute daily his half dozen soldiers or lawyers, but the prisons of Genoa, Alessandria, C hamberry, and P. vnerol remain crowded with denounced or sus pected individuals, who may at his nod become victims ur martyrs. The Austrians govern for the Pope in Bologna, and indeed it may be said in the whole of tne Papal States notwithstanding that the Freuch ridiculously keep up their laugh able garrison in Ancona King Ferdinand of Naples asserts, through the columns of the press, /.» new medium for conveying regal dogmas in that part of the Peninsula) that disaffection had not for a moment menaced the monarchy. The freebooters of Greece have for the moment sub mitted to the foreigner placed on the throne of their [I fear) ephemeral kingdom, anti Mehein et \!i has mature Ini, been compelled to content himself with a portion, instead of the entire of the Ottoman Empire. Ftovi the c< rrcspcndtiv of the N. Y C; mmtrcial. London*, Tuesday Evening. Aug 6, ) II i!f past 7 o’clock. 5 Ai the commencement of money business to day in the city, great activity and confidence was manifested in every department of it. I he Consol Market, though" without any material ail vance, was firmer than at the close of yesterday, and in all the foreign funds a great demand and a proportionate increase of price took place — Later in the day, the aspect of affair* was chang ed bv a report which got into circulation, that it was the intention of Government to send troops to Portugal to support the Qieen against any men aced attack on the side of Spam, and which was Vfj generally credited The fii*t intimation of it was from a notice at Lloyd’s, that two trans ports of 300 tons were wanted by the Admiralty fur three months certain; but it is affirmed by persons who are likely to possess good informa tion on the sutiject, that the contract will be for the conveyance of 300 horses, for which eight or ten transports will be necessary. This circum stance is considered conclusive of the intention of Government to send troops to Portugal. With respect to the number, it was affixed by the re port of the day at three thousand, but as the con veyance in tune of peare is almost invariably in ships nf-war. the government contract would furnish no clue to that part of the subject. On the first circulation of this rumor. Consols fell half per cent, and the foreign funds considerably more, but a re-action occurred before the close of the market. With respect to the foreign funds, the rumor was not in itself any cniiNe for n de cline, ami for Portuguese in particular, the effect would be, if it is confirmed, to give it greater stability. The concluding price of stocks prin cipsllv" dealt in to day, were as follows:—(’on Sols 88j, l; Portuguese stock 89, 90; the Sciip a-J I. ...I U,,ni.h Rnnila Utl ? In R.Ti'he. rjuer Bill* a decline of nearly 10*. on the premi um took place, and an impression got abroad that the Rank was selling lho*e securities, but it ap pear* to be premature, though it is not unlike y that the indications of a decline in the foreign exchange which have been observed lately, may lead the directors on their own avowed principle of iransaetinp business, to resort to such a step. The last quotation was 4T» premium. Letters of the 26th ult received this morning from Madrid describe a financial operation car rying on that rity, the effect i f which, i' no means can be found of counteracting it, mav be exceed ingly detrimental to the interests of the Cortes landholders, ami enab'r Spain, in fact, bv find ing other modes of raising money to postpone indefinately that aid of justice which the* have been anxiously looking for from the present go ▼eminent, in the full recognition of their claims and some equitable arrangement with them_ The operation to which we allude is to the fol lowing eff-ct Agencies have been established in Madrid on behalf of fotK parties, who are— 1. Messrs. Rothschild, Brothers; 2. The Uni ted Bankers of Paris, w ho tendered for the last French loan; 3 and 4 A similar combination of Bankers in Amsterdam and in Antwerp. This it will be seen is an union of capital, directed to one object', of a very powerful nature. The igents of these parties commenced operations by j purchasing largely of the local Spanish 5 per cent, or vales reules% having previously made an arrangement with the government to be permit ted to attach to the certificates of the stock, of the divident warrants, by which the interest would be made pavable in Paris, Amsterdam or in Antwerp, as well as in Madrid at the option of the holders. These purchases were made for the most partin specie, the exchange of Mail rid not furnishing a sufficient amount in foreign bills for such large transactions, and the bullion so provided was landed at Cadiz or Bayonne, from which it was conveyed under a government escort to Madrid. The House of Rotschild alone is believed to have remitted little short of £1,000,000 ster ling, in this way- When these purchases com menced, the price of Spanish local 6tock was not above forty, but such was the effect of them, on a limited circulation, that it rose soon after wards to sixty; thus giving to those who first embarked in the project the extraordinary profit of fifty per cent, on the capital expended. Un der cover of this operation too, it is tolerably apparent that the Spanish government has ob tained for its ow n use large supplies of money,and as no such check on the national expenditure as a representative body exists in that country—it is to be feared that new issues of stork will be made from time to time, loan extent adequate to all the wants of Spain, and the just claims or the Cortes Bond holders be suffered quietly to drop into oblivion. The price of the Loral five per cent, quoted in these letters was 59i, and that of the 4 per cent. 48. GRB \T BRITAIN. Mr. O'Connell on the 6:h said, in the ll"U«e of of Commons, that he wished to ask the Noble Lord (Althorp) whether, in consequence ot the recent events in Portugal, it was the intention of his Majesty's Government, immediately to n cognise Donna Maria as the legal Sovereign of Portugal? Lord Althorp said it was evident, from the present posture of affairs in Portugal, that Don Miguel was not so popular in that country as he had been represented to be. (Loud cries of “Hear, hear.”; Having, however, said so mm h. h,» ihmiiiht the llunorable and Learned Member would not think it uncorteous »f he did not under the present circumstances, answer the question more fully. Sir R Peel said' that he also had 3n inquiry to make as to another branch of the foreign poli cy of the country. He wished to be informed as to the present stale of the discussion between the United States and the Xorth American colo nit3, which had been referred to the King ol the Netherlands Lord Aithorp said that it was a matter not vet decided, and the inquiry of the Right II on Ha ronet had been so unexpected dial he was un prepared to give a speulio answer. Mr. O'Comiel gave notice that early in the session he should submit a motion to the House to rescind the standing orders, making reporting the proceedings a bieach of privilege. He should also suggest a pUn for obtaining a fair and impartial report of "hat occurred, and also that ail partial repot is should be deemed a breach of privilege. London, Aug. 6. — City half past Four.—The city never was in such a state ot excitement as at present. Government has just issued a no tice lor vessels to act as lenders lor three months certain. An order has just been posted at Llovd's, for two transports to be got ready irn mediately to convey troops (if is staid 3.000) to Portugal, as is supposed. It is said that SSpain has sent forces to assist the Miguelite cause. Consols fell to 88.!, g, the Scrip to 22, and the Bonds to 28. The market has since rallied. PORTUGAL. The following accounts of the capture of Lis bon contain we presume most of the important incidents accompanying that occurrence. Lisbon, July 24—1 have had the satisfaction this day to see Villa Flor and Schwolleak land in the Blackhorse Square, and the blue and white flag is now living upon every flag-staff on both sides ol the l sgus!! f told you in tnv last that 1400 troops had landed, and taken Saint Ubes; from thence they advanced upon Almada, and were met yesterday by Jordan, at the head of nearly three thousand men: a general engage ment took place, which lasted many hours; the Miguelites were driven down to the river side, and long after sunset we heard musketry, ami, indeed saw the flashes, but it was too dark to sev any thing more, and it did not last Inn*. Thi* morning the first thing we saw was the Constitu tional flag flying on a battery on alow point ol land a little higher up the river; then we saw, in about an hour, the Portuguese flag in the batte ry on the heights of Almada hauled down, the I blue and white hoisted, and a salute tued; short ly afterwards the citadel of Lisbon did the same, aud in short, the change »a> universal. The fact is, that the news of the defeat and death ol Teller Jordoa (die scroundrel) so paralv sed the Government that thev summoned all their troops ami police and marched out of (he town, j firvt spiking the guns in all the batteries. The j ; victorious army all (lie morning crossing over, ami about one o’clock Villa Flor landed with his stall', and at the head of his valiant band match ed through the principal streets. I never in mv life saw any thing like the enthusiasm of the j people; the whole population seems to have : turned out, and got arms; the bands were playing j the constitutional hymn, and the town is in a perfect extacy of joy. Would you believe that! so late as»last evening at five o’clock, a fine voting man was strangled in the Caesdusadre, by the order of the Government who had an especial meting of the criminal tribunal, in order to con demo him; the blood thirsty scroundels, hastened the execution for fear they might not ha e it in their power to glut h r vengeance.— This voung nun was an officer who got on board a vessel bound Oporto, but got wrecked, and was i taken. This was done to terrifyr the people but; it exasperated them. Capture of Lisbon —Proclamation of Donna Maria Plymouth, August 1.—The Confliance, Gov- ! eminent steamer, has just arrived at this port with the following important intelligence ftom Portugal. She left Lisbon on the 25th of Julv, ■ and Oporto on the 27th. Villa Flor entered and took possession of Lisbon on the 24th. with scarcely any loss. The English prisoners con- j fined in the city, having burst their bonds and procured arms, speedily liberated all the persona confined, and afforded the Pedroits great assis- * lance. The police, 5,000, retreated outside the wall without tiring a shot, and nearly all ihe in habitants immediately declared in favour of the i young Queen Admiral Napier entered with the , fleet on the 25th, and thus, completed the cap- i lure of the place. Oporto was attacked on the 25th, as reported by the African steamer, and although not imme diately under the command of Marshal Buur mont, still with hi* advice and instruction; in deed, he stated hi* intention of dining in Oporto on that day. They entered the plai c, but were repulsed with tremendous slaughter, having lost 1,400 men. Tne Pedroite toss was 700, among whom was the brave Colonel Cotter, who fell by a random shot after the heat of the action. One regiment of Miguel’s cavaliy was nearly all cut oft". Don Pedro left Oporto for Lisbon on the night of the 27th, in the steamer Biitannia, and was Saluted bv the EnglUhmen ol war outside.— The following are the official details:— August 2.—Despatches have been received from Lisbon, dated the 25th ult. containing the important intelligence of the establishment of the authority of the Q ieen Donna Maria II. in that capital, where she was proclaimed on the morning of the 25th ult. by the Portuguese themselves, without the aid or interference of a single foreign soldier. On the 23d. the Duke of Teiceira, advancing from St. Ubes, had met and totally routed the force sent from Lisbon against him, under the command of Ihe notorious Telles Jordan, who is said to have been killed in the action. Upon this intelligence in Lisbon, the D*ke of Cadaval. and the rest of Don Miguel** Ministers, decided on withdrawing from the capital, which they did in the course id the same night, taking with them about 4li(.() troops, and retreating to the north.— The towns people on the following morning (the 24th) finding 'In ir oppressors gone, with one con sent hoMcd the s’audard of Donna Malta, and proclaimed her Majesty in due form, with every appearance of enthusiasm. Their first step was to open the prisons and liberate the numerous victims of Mguel*s tyrannv. About the same time, the colors of Villa Flor’s armv appeared on the opposite heights, and in the afternoon he himself trussed the Tagus, in the midst of sa lules ami rejoicings, and issued a proclamation in the name of the Queen. On the 26ih, when the letters were dispatched, Lisbon was perfectly tranquil again, and but few excesses had bpon committed, considering the excitement which must naturally have attended such a crisis, and the wrongs to which so many of thp inhabitants had been so long subjected. Napier’s fleet, with the Duke of Palmella on board ' was then entering (lie Tagus. j The news of these events having reached Opor- I . to on the 26th, Don Pedro embarked that night | from the Foz on hoard a steamer for Lisbon, leav- j ing to Suldanha tlie supieme command, both ci j vil ami military. Up lo die 27th, Marshal Bour ' mont had not renewed bis attack on the town, and, a* troops were observed to be passing over i to the south bank of the D«uro, It was supposed . that he was about to raise the seige. Proclamation of the Duke of Terceira Lisbon, July 24. Inhabitants of Lisbon.—The division of the liberating aimv, with the command of which his imperial Majesty the Duke of Btaganza, Regent in the name of theQue* n, was pirated to intrust me with the sole view of liberating you, has crossed the provinces south of the Tagus and come to die margin ol this river, to cause the standard of the Queen and liberty to wave before you But this standard under which the loyal sup. p >i ter* of the throne and the charter took shelter, amidst t'te pci secutions of exile and in combats, ne ver wasj'he emb e n of war and vengpatice,but that of the peace, concord ami reconciliation of (he whole Portuguese family, and of clemency and pardon for the deluded and unlortunate. There Inre, inhabitants of Lisbon, order, respect for the rights of each, Ihe tranquility and peace of the capital, are what I hope and exact from you. I have taken, and shall continue to take measures for you to be regularly armed by re establishing the same corps that were one in support of the Queen and the charter: in them, and in others which I shall immediately organize, you will have an opportunity of sharing the glory of re storing the nation, and of maintaining order and the tranquility of our hearths. Duke de Tf.rceira. Head quarters, Lisbon, July 24. SPAIN. The health of King Ferdinand is «aid to have again become precarious and that thp Queen has • egamed her ascendancy at the Spanish Court j Slip is now free to receive her political friends in her apartment* The government lias ordered ihe most energetic : measoirs to prevent the introduction of the cha- j lera into Spam. Nothing indi» ates th it it lias as yet biokcn cut , in any part ol that kingdom. GERMANY. A circular has been i<-.ued bv the government, lor the suppression, more etTertuallv, of the as sociation of the Carbonari, and also of the socie ty of the •• Giovjne Italia.” Entrance into these associations is henceforw ird to be deemed treason. RUSSIA. The Gazette of the Ionian Islands (dated July 20) states that, according to the terms of a new treat* between Russia and the Porte, the former Power was to send forthwith a corps of 6000 men to Jamina, to pat down a rebellion raised there by the partisans of Mehemet Ali. Russian aux iliaries to Turkey! But the wretched Mussul man, of course, has never read the modern his tory of Poland—its past was better known to his < predecessors. This step may be taken as ar.o- i ther step to the subjugation of Turkey tu the j grasping power of the Autocrat, i TURKEY. i The German Papers confirm the previous ac counts of the departure of the Russian troops from Turkey. The sick had been landed at i Odessa, and the fleet, after having performed < quarantine, will return to the Crimea. Intelli- i gence of the capture of Don Miguel’s fleet was I received on the 25th last at Vienna, where it is < said to have excited a considerable sensation. The trial of Colonel John Milton, for the kill- ] ing of Major Joseph T. Camp, took place before Muscogee Superior Court last week, and resulted in his acquittal—it having been proved, we un derstand, that the latter had prepared himscif, and declared his determination not to fight, but , kill the former on sight. , f MUledgevilU (Go.) Rec. i THE NEXT PRESIDENT. We have freely submitted our own opinion, hat it was too early to stir the question of the iuccession. We have not made up and put forth iny such idea, lor immediate effect; because, nore than three years since, we declared in this paper, that we should “hear of no successor (to Gen. Jackson) until his eight yeais have ekpirt-d, »nd that it would be time enough, about the year 1835, to agitate the question” of his successor. Wt shall probably be compelled, by the force of ciri umstances. to cut off twelve months from the specified period; but we cannot consent to rush at once upon the field of discussion. W e dislike this “eternal rocking of the battle ments.” The people cannot ieli*h it, like the unhappv Z.mgd, because they have none of hi* “gloomy purposes” to “suit.” They see no necessity for this eternal ferment of th«* passions —this unceasing source of contention a :•? j tf ring in our country. Is not ihe iiio*i,h'. »•! fpet ot tins eternal agitation about one sb- '• subject, to call off the attention which is doe > other great public objects, to the atneiioratio . of our public institutions, and the competent management of our foreign relations? I hi* consequence aflects both the Poople and their Representatives. Congress are not permitted peaceably and sedately to devote themselves to the promotion of the public prosperity — Instead of attending to the great and multifa rious concerns of the U. State*, thev are diverted not only from their proper ends, but from their proper means, by the never-ending, absorbing question of the Presidential K'ection. The of fice of Chief Magistrate becomes the overwhelm ing interest, the irresitible centre of attraction, in the movements of Congress. Factions are formed —measures are continually adopted or re jected, not so much because they are calculated to promote or to injure the public interest*, as to promote or defeat the view* of the ambitious as pirants. The public councils are rent into the parties of Cse*ar and of Pntnpey; and the wel fare of Rome is sacrificed in the struggle. Nor does it stop here. These unfortunate divisions penetrate bv degrees the great body of the peo ple. They soon begin to be impressed with the idea, that the suressinn is almost the only sub it>rf which is worth*’ of their attention. And wliat is the effect? Is not a spectacle of this de scription calculated gradually to undermine our Free institutions, and to assimilate them too near ly to those of Europe—where nations seem much more interested in deciding who shall fill the throne, than in pursuing those measures which shall mn«t successfully promote the public inte rests. lint other considerations present them selves to the notice of an enlightened people — They ought to select the man who is most “ho nest, capable and faithful to the Constitution.” And can they obtain the most worthy bv a premature commitment of their feeling? A sin gle session of Congress,a single measure, is some times sufficient to test the virtues and the quali ti< ations of a candidate—and to recommend him to our support, or discard him from our confi dence. If this be true at any tune, it is particu larly true oT the approaching session of Congress. Never has there been a meeting which was more strongly calculated to embrace all the elementary principles of the Constitution. It is the first session of a new Congress. It is the Congress ofanewCensus We shall hear much said.— We shall see much done. A thousand opportu nities will be given for calling forth the opinions and the powers of the members. Is the Tariff to be reduced? The Bank to be rechartered? Are Internal Improvements to be supported out of the federal treasury? What disposition is to be made of the Force Bill? What with the Public Lands? These and a hundred other j questions may call forth the members of Congress who aspire to the honors of the Presidency—and they will equally call forth »he opinions of every 1 private citizen, who may be nominated to the office? Let us beware then of all precipitation, and of all premature committals.—Rich Enq. MR WEBSTER.—THE PRESIDENCY. The Washington Telegiaph of Thursday closes an editorial article in these terms: “ The friends of Mr. Webster ought to look around and con sider what States will supoort him. IIis com ing for waul will unite the North and East, with the exception of Massachusetts, against him. The West will go for Mr. McLean or Secretary ' Cass—and in the ?>outh Mr. Webster can have no chance. Are his friends disposed, for the : sake of the barren honor of having him for a candidate, to place themselves in the suspicious \ position in which they will b** placed by .the course they apparently contemplate.” The Telegraph is in error with regard to Mr. ! Webster. The friends of that gentleman do not contemplate bringing him for ward as a can didate for the Presidency in 1856. 'They know that his time ha9 not yet arrived, and will not commit political suicide bv bringing him forward at too early a nermtl. In IS4) IVitnpl \Y»hkr*r : may prove a prominent, popular, ami formidable j candidate, but wc have everv reason to believe that he would decline any nomination that might J be tendered him before that period We are well aware that the friends of Mr. .Van Buren ilesire to force Mr. Webster into the field in nr- 1 Jer that there may be three candidates in the | North and W'est, but in this thev will find them-1 ielves mistaken. The opposition in this quarter will rally around one man, and it remains with (hem to make surh a selection as will render suc :es§ certain —Philadelphia Inquirer. W'e are happy to inform the friends of the Se nior Editor, and the public generally, that the iccident which happened to Inm the other day is lot likely to produce such serious consequences i is were at first anticipated- His eves, though it first they gave him excessive pain, have re vived no material injury.—Rich. Whig. We understand that the enrolling agents are ictively employed, and that they make daily inrollments. It is presumed that between two ind three thousand of the natives, will be ready o move to Arkansas, by the commencement of he fall; it is supposed that twice that number vill go in the spring, should not a Treats be ef ected, of which there is scarcely a doubt dur ng next winter.—Cherokee Intelligencer. $10 Heyward. Y\I AS LOST, on Saturday last, a gold, patent lever v v Watch, marked • Samuel Brothers & Co. mak ft, Castle street, Liverpool, So 1256.* The above eward will be given for the return of the Watch. Ap ily at this office. sept 4_ft ALEXANDRIA, (D. C) FR1D.IT MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, l3n ADVERTISING. We have a word to say in behalf of this to much neglected custom. Doubtless our appeal will lose much of its force because we sp*ak from interested motives. So we do: but ot!ltfri arc equally, almost, interested. What gives a stranger a better idea of the business ami impor. tance of a p'ace than the ad»ertiseinen«s jn u, newspaper? Does any one suppose that a mfr c 'ant, a mechanic or a tradesman, ever lost one ceo» b-. adverti-mg? On the contrary, *||| anT one -ay that it is not a positive and absolute »jI(, —-1 gain resulting from increased sales, grcatfr nn*oriety of his stand and occupation, and a di recion of the public eve towards his establish, tnei't. O jr merchants are now beginning to receive then iarg** ami handsome fall supply of Good*— our mechanics have t!n*ir shops full of the Un.fu| works of their skill and labor, and every thin is ready tor the transaction of business. 1; ,< important that town and country should kins this; that each man should spread heft-re the ; u'j. l lie the inducements to visit his town ami stoic-, state what he has to sell and how advanta»fouvl? people may deal with him. How can this be j accomplished so well, as bv telling it on thi» fn. lio of four pages”—which finds its way t0 ,|t ! poor man’s cottage as well as the rich farmer** J mansion;—which will b" seen on the merclian'.’i desk and al the mechanic’s work bench_at the tavern as well as at the d imestic fireside? i We repeat that every man who advertises «i': find a positive advantage to arise from it, and the town itself, as a whole, will be benefittcil. I I'*-*t the ennutrv be made in those cities kI.*» not to advertise would be not to du business, tod j the answer will readily be "iven. , And if wo could induce those to whom we plf ; ticu'arly 'address ourselves to consult their o*n interests in this matter, and thus further our in terest, what after all, in the end, will it amount to? Ordy this: We should be enabled more rea dily to encourage those whom uc employ; to lighten, some little, the burthen under which : every newspaper editor luDurs; tu beautify, or j perhaps enlarge, our sheet; to find out some »a» ot paying amply for what we might receive. If there can be the least objection to this, whv ill we havejtu add, is, that people must be exceedin; ly hard to please. SAVINGS FUND INSTITUTION. This valuable and we are happy to add grosirj institution is now •» in the full tide of succe‘»f«; ctpei intent. ” The deposits are often made with great liberality, if we can use the word, nhrr remuneration is so sure and certain, and evert thing, so far, has been conducted prosperous and, we may add, properly. We have heretofore spoken of the value of such an institution as this, especially to the indm trious laboring classes of society. As it «n originally proposed principally for their benefit, the Manageri*, we are sure, would be pleased ti see it taken into their favor. From present if pearanccs, wc have no doubt that an addition allowance of interest to that already granted »i3 be made at no distant day, thus offering another inducement to the many already presented fr the laying bv of such earnings as can be -pare to make a fund for use •• on a rainy day.’’ We hope that, by calling public attention • this quiet but really imf#ortant institution, *' may be enabled * still farther to increase >• sphere of its usefulness, and contribute to trr tiply its means of doing good. FOREIGN NEWS. 1 j Tiie foreign news in today’s paper wiili/lj found highly important, as far as the affairs' I j Portugal are concerned. The war, uepifiun'l j wnaiuucu its di aii enu. ii c »*» m m for the next arrival to ascertain the complexi'-i KJ which thing* are to take in the south of Ktirop*. I j PRESIDENTIAL QUESTION. I j We agree with the Richmond Enquirer in it> Bl premises on this subject. That print is to H up the article from which we make the ex'rsc! fljl in to-day's Gazette with oilier number*: * • ^B must wait, therefore, to sec whether we can uni!* with it in its deductions and conclusions. I *B Enquirer, we think, is taking firmer and be'.t>'^B ground of late than it has stoud upon before f^B the fast six years. Its course with regard Bm nullification is worthy of all praise. He * ‘ K that the Enquirer—influential, able, as it i*."B would set its face against the dynasty str.*mgf 'll the “spoils," and show itself in the appr>ai I§ ing contest a worthy ally in the cause of P'jrl?. BI reform, virtue, and old fashioned republican • | | THE DROUGHT. || The drought in this section of coontrv has b<?'-B unusually long. Every body is crying out rain! The fields In the adjoining counties burned up. Tobacco, Corn, every thing pare • Bj ed, dry and crumbling. The crops will be «'.rH short. For the last two or three days, alw- ‘ weather has been very warm and oppre*s|Tf^’ B The town suffers as well as the country. ffl!■ midst of all this, however, we are blessed 0 'B the enjoyment of most excellent health. jBJ N. B. After the above was in type, yes!er-lfB he clouds gathered, and, after a squid! of ” ’"M