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HIUjltD A'• tDITSIt IT EDGAR SNOWDEN, FAIRFAX ST., OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. TERMS.—Daily Paper flfe per annum, payable half yearly. Country Paper $5 per annum. Advertise aeat» inserted at the ntt of one dollar for the Ant three insertions, and twenty fire cents for erery sub sequent insertion. ORIGINA L POETRY. fFOR THE ALEXANDRIA OAEKTTE.J THE SEAMAN’S BURIAL. >T»ght o’er the deep her dark’ning mantle hung. While tn the breeze the ship her canvas flung; And round the heavens the clouds their drapery iprcftdf Where coursing winds their storm* careering And o’er the wave9 the scudding vessel flew, In foaming triumph with her scanty crew. Athwart the shroud* the fwaying halyard* swung, From which the corpse ’twist heaven and ocean Haggard amf worn, a pale and feeble frame, Scathed bv the lightnings of the fever’s flame. Whose death damp’d raiment shiver’d in the ploom,— t Whose cold limbs trembled o’er their wat’ry tomb. His living comrade* mark’d the spectral sight, Bf the dim lanthorn’s pale and chequer’d light; While round, the wheels relaa’d, the halyards whirl’d, As blaz’d the lightnings o’er that billowy world, And plunged, while silence held her musing reign, . , . The death bound wanderer in the booming main; * When, billow-toas’d, the proud ship dash’d the Spread her light wings, and kept her home-bound WIT. Morn kiss’d the water, and the waves Roll’d glistening on from strand to strand, And, darting down thro’ ocean’s caves, The sunbeams sought its floor of sand; Within whose amber chambers slept A storm-bred wanderer of the matn, Around whose form the sea-weeds crept, Like gore shrouds o’er a warrior alaio; Where ocean stretch’d her coral spars Of grt-en and bright vermilion hues; Aud sunshine shed its gleaming hart O’er treasures bright as morning’s dews; Where spread the rays of spangles bright And radiant as the gems of air, As tho’ the azure realms of light Had lost their sun-shorn splendor* there. The mute fish skitn’d around his rest, And revel’d through the quiet scene, As sport the birds o’er nature’s breast, And buoyant sail the blue serene; And sparry groves of coral trees. Their branches thick together twin’d. Ami neid the fountains or the seas, Beneath tueir stretching sntlcrs shrin’d; And sea-wreath’d shells of lovelier hues Than deck the uelU of summer's flowers, With milky pearls, were spread profuse Through or.eau’s lonely sparry bowers; Wheo sorrowing there the sea oympn's rrod Their mournful pathway thro’ the dells,— As elfs o’er earth’s enchanted sod Stray wild wnere Pan,their monarch,dwells; And aougn» the hapless seaman’s grave, And bending o’er his clammy clay, Along the dear and yielding wave, The ocean-slumberer bore away; And wove a shroud of wiry green, And swath’d him as a dreaming child; Then shooght the ocean’s breast serene, And sadly sung nis requiem wild: Requiem. . o Deep down in the dells of the sea, The weed shrouded manners’s sleeping, From th$ howls of the stord-demon free, And the rage of the foam-billows leaping. o No more to be pip’d from repose, Or dream of the storms of the morrow, He sleeps where the summer sun glows Whose fervor their depths oannot borrow. *.» He trust* not the treacheroua gale, O’er ocean no longer a rover; Nor .brinks from the reef of the sail, For his hardships forever are over. v* No thunder-dap startles his sleep, .. . t___L.!._ VC8KI -PUl uuvn wivwuw mui; But freely the tingled weed* creep. Where the sea** guarded treasure* surround him. “ Speed, ship! on thy pestilent flight. Ere death shell consign to the waters, The lov’d that were bid to recite This Ule to home’s beautiful daughters. *< When the sorrow of kindred grow* wild, And woe round their cottage doth bover, Brietue, mother! the prayers of tby child— Tuink, maid! of the vows of thy lover! “ Sleep, manner! sleep!—for to slumber is thine. Releas’d from the tempests* dread raving,* Whi.e thy comrades o’er ocean’s bine brine, Death’s pestilent horrors are-braving. »»The storms of thy being are o’er, Reclin’d ’neith you blue heaving billow. With the image thy fond bueom wore, To cheer the last pangs of thy pillow. »« Rest, mariner! rest! in old ocean repose, Where the billows above thee are swelling; And the tide ih its circuit unceasingly flows, Far down in thy green ocean dwelling!” Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1833 T Q. 8. We understand that snow fell for the depth of two inches, in the Blue Ridge, on Monday last. Mr Lmdsav, the Madison mail carritr, informs ns. that it was still visible in spots on Wednes day.—Sentinel of the Valley. - Latest from China and Bindostan. —By the ar rival of the brig Bogota, we are in the receipt of the Caotoo Register and Singapore Chronicle, the former to the Slat of May, and the latter to the ISth of June last— N. F Com. By this arrival we have the leteat accounts re ceived from the (Joited States* sloop-of war Pea cock, Captain Geiasenger, tinea she left China till the left Singapore for Batavia on the 10th of May, end alto intelligence of a Commercial Treaty having been formed between this govern ment and that of Siam. Some of the particulars wa subjoin to day—and more of the details we purpose to give in our next paper. The Dutch government of Sumatra was deem ed to be in great danger, and the destruction of their power over that island, is confidently pre dieted. The English papers both of Canton and Calcutta, seemed to have looked forward to the prospect of war between England and Holland with great complacency, and express an anxious hope that, in auch an event, the parent country will immediately capture the rich island of Java. The first number of a neatly printed paper, entitled “ Trie Evangelist” baa made ita appear ance in Canton. It is, as the name imports, de voted to intelligence of a decidedly religioua cha racter. It is printed partly in English and part ly in the Chinese character. At Manilla great alarm was occasioned, early in the month of April, from the sudden decrease of water in the river, which was attributed to some volcanic action iu the ioterior. The wa ter had changed to a greenish colour; and with so unpleasant an odour as to render it useless for all purposes of domestic economy. Both the esteut and issue of the rebellion in Formosa remained doubtful. The Sylph, a vessel that sailed from Canton early in the autumn of 1832, along the eastern coast of China, notwithstanding the reports that she had been taken by the pirates and was burnt, had returned. But although such were not the character of her disasters, she suffered greatly, and of those sufferings, lung details are given.— Their miafortunea resulted rather from frost than fire. Repeated acts of piracy have been committed at Malacca, and the adjacent maritime districts. Canton, May 21.—Lo, the Shwuy-axe-Te-tun or Canton Admiral, who some months ago went down lo Hainan, in quest 01 pirates, muuu a Budh Temple on the coast, in which the names of some of the Head pirates were exhibited, as giv ing thanks to me gods for Divine help. The ad miral was so enraged, he ordered the temple to be razed to the ground After this, the fleet met with a gale yf wind, and some of the cap tains reminded him of his impiety in pulling down the- temple. They also suggested that some sac rifice should be offered, to alone. He only faughed at them; but still permitted them to ha»e their own nay, and went into another war junk The gait increased: one junk was driven away from the res', and has not been since heard ol; and the junk which the admiral bad left, to gether with another, went to pieces, by whfcb upwards of a hundred men were drowned. Af ter the gale wag over, the survivors recovered parts ot the wrecked vessels, and found in the hull, where tnree nails or bolts ought to have been, there- was only one; and where the other two nails should have been, there were only emp ty holes stopped outside with chonam. They have brought back the proofs ot this wicked fraud, and the government carpenters are now being prosecuted fur their crime. The Singapore Chronicle of the 28th of March notices the arrival at that place of a square rig ged vessel belonging to the Cochin Chinese go vernment. She was the fourth that had arrived the current season, and was manned wholly by Cochin Chinese, except that they have generally an European, or a native of Macao on board to direct them through seas unknown to themselves. The object of their voyages is said to be rather scientific inquiry, than commercial enterprize.— They have two mandarins on board, each proba bly men of scientific note in their own country. From Singapore they proceeded to Batavia. ~ They procured files of all the Indian papers they could collect, for the purpose of trsnslating the i most interesting portions for the information of his Cochin Chinese Majesty. ‘ A spirit of inqui*! ry like this, says the Editor, is most laudable, and placea the Cochin Chinese government much in advance of the Celestial government of China in the road to improvement.* Calcutta papers announce the arrival at Mau ritius, of Sir( William Nicoiay, the new Govern or of that Island, who had taken active mea sures to put down the spirit of insubordination wbich had succeeded in ejecting Mr. Jeremie from the government. The memoer of the Council who took the lead in that measure was dismissed st the express order of Lord Go derich. TT a -I__r _ o__L _• n.:. •eager, arrived at Singapore on the 1st of May from Siam, which place she left on the 7th of April. The next morning she fired a salute of thirteen guns, which number was returned from the fort. The Singapore Chronicle of the 9th of May slates, that she left Cmna on the 29th of De cember (ait, on a diplomatic mission to Cochin China and Siam, having on board Mr. Edward Roberta, as special agent of the American go vernment. The Peacock at first endeavored to make Taro Bay, but owing to contrary winds and currents, was unable to do ao, aod finally pat into_Phayen Harbor on the same coast. It is distant from Hue, the capital of Cochin China, where the King resides, about five or six day’s journey over land. Owing to various explained causes the object of the mission was not accomplished, and after remaining at Phuy* en about one month (from the 5th of Jnouary to 8th of February,) the Peacock proceeded to Ban kok, a town in the kingdom of Siam, where the mission was more successful, having cample ted a commercial Treaty with the Siamese go vernment. The vessel remained at Bankok upwards of of aix weeks when she left for Singapore, where she arrived on the 1st of May, as before stated. The Peacock was to proceed to Batavia In a day or two, where the U. States schooner of war Boxer was supposed to be awaiting her arrival.— In the same paper of the 16th, we notice her departure on the 10th of May, for Batavia. ! During the stay of the Peacock at Bankok, a conflagration took place, by which the whole | Christian pariah of Santa Cruz, consisting of about 1 50 or S00 huts wcra burnt down: two or three lives only ware (oat.. A letter, signed A!brand, Prieat and Apoo tolle Missionarv, and addressed to the editor of tho Singapore Chronicle* relates that the King of Cochin China had pasaed solemn and severe edicts against the Missionaries and Christiana re siding within bis realms* that the French Catho lic Missionaries had smffered especial peraecu tion, that the Chirstian churches were pulled , down, and both men and women were thrown in-, to prison 1 for no other reason than that of their being Christians.’ One of the French Mission*: tries arrived at Siam whilst the Peacock waa' there, having fled from Cochin China, and ob- ( tained leave to repair to Bankok. Many Chris- j tians in Cochin China were reported to have ; been compelled to trample on the cross, and to wear the congee—a heavy wooden collar word by criminals in that country. From Port au Prince.—Letters of the 9th i inst. received yesterday per the brig Daol. H.. Miller, state that a French frigate had just arri from Martinique, with despatches from the French, for the Haytien Government, and had •ailed again for St. Jago de Cuba, to return in a few days. It was supposed trom the friendly na ure of the despatches, that all the differencea be tween the two Governments would be amicably J and immediately settled. It will be recollected ; that these differencea relate to the recognition of the independence of the Island. The markets were glutted with all kinds of American produce. * N. Y. Gaz. We stated oo very respectable, but it appears j misinformed authority, that the Government A-; gent, who lately proceeded to Alabama, took ; with him “a large sum of money.” So it was ( reported and believed; and the impression was | that the funds were to be employed in some way ! to procure the peaceable adjustment of the eon- < trovers?; but we have since learned that this was j incorrect. He carried but a thousand dollars or so for the expenses and contingencies of his jour ney.— flat. Int Mr. Clay, attended by several friends, visit ed the Colleges at..Cambridge vesterday alter noon. After an interview with President Quin i a «i..<liintafl mwra inlenHilcurl fra him in the Library Room of the Law School, where he was received by Justice Story, and the Law and Divinity Students were presented, and he then ] went to Mount Auburn, and returned to the ci ty in season to dine with Hon. J- T. YVinthrop. Boston Courier. Fire at Calais, Me.— A Fire took place at Ca lais, Me on YVednesday night, the 16th inst. ' which consumed a block of buildings, containing 6 stores, in the business part of the town. The stores were occupied by G. I. Galvin and others. YYe learn that this is the first fire that ever hap- i pened in Calais; and that there was no engine in the place.—Neuburyport Herald. Explosion.—The powder mill, in Southwick,; belonging to Col. Solomon Smith, exploded on Friday evening. The concussion was tremen-. dous. the shock having been sensibly felt as far! as Monson in one direction and Deerfield in another—happily no person was injured. The geering of the mill was not in perfect order and it is supposed that the powder had become ignited by a spaik caused by friction in the* machinery. Four small buildings constituted . the mill, three of which were blown to atoms,and ' one side ot the fourth stove in. Toe fourth build ing contained about 40 kegs of the best powder, ! about which the explosion had scattered brands ; and cinders—this the “ powder boys” surround* j cd, kicked away the brands and extinguished the; fire, saving the building and the powder; a deed ot desperate daring hardiness that lew would be guilty of. Two young men were proceeding to the mill just before the explosion to stop the machinery On their way they stopped at a neighbor’s, h few minutes, for “ bread and none?”—had they pro ceeded directly on, they would have arrived about the mill at the time of the explosion. These , two chaps should ever have a fondness for “bread i and honey.” | About one hundred kegs of powder exploded. The loss estimated at one thousand dollars. Springfield Jour. The Mechanic.—In a well ordered communi ty, every profession plays its part tor the gene ral welfare The occupation of the Agricul turalist the Mechanic, the Merchant, the Physi cian, the Law yer—all are honorable, when con ducted upon high-mined and liberal principles. *• Honor and shame bom no condition rise, Act well your part—there all the honor lies." In transferring therefore to our columns an j extract from an eloquent Address delivered be fore the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic j . . .• _ t _i . __ i _1_ I ABSUtllliuii' wc icci r«\ puuc iuu picavuici** • It was pronounced on the celebration of their j ninth triennial festival, on the lOtb inst, by , Nathl. Green, who there gives the following ac* j count of himself “I cannot but rejoice in the . improvement of the Mechanic Arts, and in the ! moral, intellectual, and political elevation of their professors. Twenty-five years of my life have been devoted to mechanical employments. For all that I am—for whatever I may be—for whatever or good I may hive imbided—for my whole moral and intellectual being—I am in debted to the teachings, the examples, and the 1 habits of a work shop. And when I consider the great nu nber of young men, whose charac ters are forming under like circumstances—and ( that these youths are destined to the active walks of public and private life; that by their virtues or their vices, their industry or their, i idleness, their intelligence or their ignorance, I their patriotism or their selfishness, they are to , influence the destinies of families, of neighbor hoods, and even of our whole country, I cannot I but be most profoundly impressed with the im- 1 portance of our Association, and the immense l good that may be effected through its instrumen- i tality: it is therefore highly important that the ri- ( •ioggeneration of mechanic's should come forward under the best possible influences, and with the 1 best preparation for the responsible duties | that will devolve upon them as men and as citi- i zens."—iV- Y. Advocate. DoctoT Whee\¥iT\g\*i 1 WILL Hereafter practice Physic, Surgery, Ac. in 1 Alexandria- At present he may be found at . Mr. Clagett's Boarding House, oorner of Prince and . St. Asaph streets. sept 3—2awtf 1 ALEXANDRIA, (D. C.) TUESDAY MORMJtQt OCTOBER 29. 1833^ COMPLIMENT TO MR. MERCER. A public diaoer wu gifen by the citizens of Charleston, Kenawba County, (Va.) on the 19th instant, to tbs Hon. C. P. Mzaozm. About 70 or 80 gentlemen aat down to the table, at which Col Donally preaided, and where the greatest good feeling and harmony prefailed. In reply to a highly complimental toast, which was drank with enthusiasm, Mr. Mercer made a fery elo quent speech. A gentleman who was present st the dinner, sod communicates the abofe, adds that Mr. Mer cer is one of the most popular men in the 8tate with the people there, and that efery possible rs spect was manifested towards him. • THE PUBLIC DEBT. The Secretary of the Treasury has gif eo pub lic notice that he ia prepared to pay off tbs whole of the four and a half per cent stock, amounting now to 82,041,611 71. The Globe states that this is the last instal ment of that stock, and by the terms of the con tract was redeemable at any time after the diet of December next, at the pleasure of the United States. But the law by which this stock wu created requires that six months notice of the re imbursement should be given, and consequently the United States cannot insist on paying it and refuse to continue liable for the interest until the expiration of the six month# after notice of the intention to redeem. But, as the Secretary is prepared to pay off the whole amount, another advertisement offers to the holders the option of immediate payment, if they will consent to ac cept it. THE ALABAMA DISPUTE. The Globe states that, k‘ while the Indians In sist upon the execution of the treaty, in good faith, and demand the removal of all intruders, in conformity with the law especially referred to in the treaty, the Presidrnthes no alternative but to carrv its stipulations into '‘fFert, or to acknow ledge that the Goverommt he administers is not competent to make treaties, inasmuch as it has no power to execute them.” Ard it further says, that Governor Gavie •* mui*! know that the pre sent Chief Magistrate is not a 'i;<iu who will be deterred from the performance <»| . trust by any parade and mustering of s m a array, to prevent the due observance and complete exe cution of his duty/' IMPROVEMENT OF THE BLACKS. The peculiar state of our population in the South, and our situation in a well-known point of view, rend-r it impolitic, not to say danger ous, to introduce general education amongst all the inhabitants of this section of country. Per-' sons of reflr. »ion at the North will readily per- j ceive and appreciate the motives which dictate this course. But if necessity teaches us caution, and a regard to the present and future peace and happiness of society, it does not freeze up the genial current of good and kindly feeling which runs in our bosoms towards all mankind, i And our fellow-citizens elsewhere, were they to come amongst us, would soon perceive that we are not behind any in true benevolence and ge nuine plnlanthrophy, when exerted even in be half of the colored population—a race which comes in for so large a share of their attention, and which, some ot them idly imagine, claims so small a portion of our own We are led to these remarks by a fact which has not, perhaps, come to the knowledge of the public generally, and which we take this occa sion to mention. At the last Convention of the Protestant Epis ■opal Church of Virginia, the subject pf the mo ral culture of the Blacks was brought under sonsideration, and received great attention from that body. After due deliberation, it was una nimously resolved that it was a subject worthy of lh. *nnnorn nf Ih* nSiIanfhrnnhisr. —anrl * rt>. quest was made that the Axsistant Bishop of that Church, in the Diocese of Virginia, would embo> jy his views, which were adopted, in the form if a pastoral charge, and thus make it obligatory j upon the clergy of that denomination to purtue I the matter in a right spirit This will probably !>e done in the course of the winter, or as soon is Bishop Meade’s engagements will permit him to prepare the charge. It is proposed, we believe, in accordance with hese viewa, at meetings held at proper and con renient seasons for that purpose, for the minis- > er affectionately and kindly to instruct the co-! ored people under his charge in their duty—to •xplain to them the scriptures, and the princi* ilea of the Chriatiad Religion; to encourage them n the exercise of every good word and work; to nake them, if possible, dutiful and obedient in heir sphere of life,—and, generally, to give' hem ail that moral culture of which they may be , uaceptible, and which may conduce to their own | rood, as well as to the general happiness of so :iety. It is hoped and believed that great benefits oty be derived from this scheme. As for our- j j elves,—after candidly considering the subject, |, —though we see some objections, the proba- , tie amount of good which may be effected far outweighs the evils which we fear. \\e th fore cordially unite in wishing it every We do not know exactly what regulation, or this sobject exist in other churches, beaidea tlw i one we have mentioned,— and this article * be the men. of celling their .ttmtioo *7 matter in hand. r<t There are some fine lines in the *• Sum , ; Burial.** We should be glad to hear often fl‘ . the writer. | The new Attorney General it “ rubbed do»0« in the Virginia papers, particularly jD ,tie ^ ; Whig. They say that he will ha»e t0 er. • outpecavU il he falls mto the bauds of Mr Win or Mr. Sergeant, or Mr. Jones, or any 0(her lawyer at the bar. Fie, gentlemen, how can Z be so ill natured! ; The U. S. ship Warreo, from Ri0 Janeiro has arrived in the Delaware. Extensive arrangements are making i0 the cit, ' of New York to give Mr. Cooper, the Tragedian, a great benefit at the Bowery Theatrr. ! The quidnuncs most console themwlr*, v day, in lieu of “ Latest from Europe,” with such pickings as they can fiod in the news from Cm ton sod Calcutta. — ' i ■ - The New York Evening Star says: “ The Standard accuses us of knowing nothin? about the aute of the money market. \S e x^ not be as well versed in the mystery of an d •hange of notes as our brother editor, but „e know, from experience, when money i« scarce and the brokers tell us how much it will brio? in' the market.** 6 Ah! this experience, especially in money mat. t era, 19 a sad thing. Judge Beverly Tucker’s letter in the Tele graph, doe* not make the matter any dearer, aoout which ii i> written. ne cannot believe (that Mr. Randolph and hit “escort,” would have received the honors of the Presidents table , had that officer known that his guests werese nonymoualj assailing him in the papers Gut there appears to be something yet to be explain ed about the business. Judge Tucker thus an ! eludes his letter. I sincerely hope that this communication maj meet the President’s eye, and suggest to him the . step which he owes it to himself to take. |( the article in the Globe originated there, it is tut such, a random lie as any man of loose priuciples will tell at any time. But if it has its source with the President, then is it such a falsehood u can proceed from nothing but the must find. Hi lled, and deep-rooted d-pravtty. I Sucn an stuck on the illustrious dead, well | enough becomes the unclean birds who»e cage it railed the kit* ben cabinet. The brightness of Mr. Randolph’s honor, fooking from his grave, like the eye of the dead l>on, may well lure the vulture and raven. But does the eagle wait till these have p'ucked out the eyes of his dead enemy, t>< lure he will touch the prey? Peter D. Vroom, Esq. was, on Friday last, elected Governor of New Jersey, at a joint meet iog of the Council and Assembly, held at Treo* ton. The horse of John Alexander, Esq. was cruel ly murdered at Annapolis, a few nights ago,by tw ine first poisoned and then stabbed. The Montreal Daily Advertiser of the 22d. says:—We regret to heir that several failures have occurred in town within a few days- It it to be hoped tbeie will be the last for this sea son, which haa been remarkable for the number of these misfortunes, and the earliness with which they have occurred. Production of Cotton in Florida.—By » statement in the last Floridian, we perceive that a great increase in the production of Cotton i» taking place every year. From two ports in Middle Florida, St. Marks and Magnolia, io 1825. sixty roua balea were shipped. In the year from the 1st of July 1832, to the 1st of July 1833, nine thousand »tx hundred and u ventyfive bales were shipped from the mhw porta. Liberal Collection.—On the 13th instant. 1 new Methodist Church was opened st Nashville After a sermon by the Re?. Bishop McKendree. upwards of one thousand dollars was collected aid the buildiog of the Chorch. Appointment by the Governor and Council oj Alary land.—John Alexander, Esq to be »>s0 eiated with the Serveyore appointed by the States of Virginia and Delaware, in surveying the Sea Coast and inletaef the Peeinsola, with s view,p the improvement of the navigation, &c. under a joint resolution of the aeveral legislatures to tfu effect. A aubscriber living in Ohio writes ui word that some time since he deposited a letter in the post offict at Wheeling, Vs. in which wa* anclosed the amount of bit subscription for ont fear, directed to ns. The letter has never coo* to band. The. person who carried off from this of ice, on Sunday, the New York Commercial. *“ t is believed other papers* will, if detected m '* lepredations, be exposed. A strict watch he kept hereafter.