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mg on wbicu the ceremony was to U.we Pj^it
was observed, that the intended bride hjddned
her tears, and appeared composed and resign
ed to her fate. In the morning the guests had
arrived, the priest was ready, the bridegroom in
attendance; but the bride was wanting She
» not in her apartment The castle was
searched from turret to dungeon, but the young
lady was not found. At length, a pair of slip
pers was discovered on the ledge of a window;
Ihev were recognized as those of the bride. On
looking out, she was seen lying in her night
dress a corpse, in the ditch of the castle, into
which she had precipitated herself to avoid a
detested union.
The present story, though of a more mod
em date, as it happened somewhat after the
“ middle of the Just century, in some points re
sembles the foregoing; but the lady, although,
it possible, still more unfortunate in her destiny,
does not appear to have possessed the despe
rate resolution of her fair predecessor.
Haron Z-, the proprietor ot these domains
at that |>eriod, had led a single life until near
titty, and perhaps might have continued to do
so, had not some disagreement with his brother,
who in default of issue was his heir, determined
him to disappoint his expectations by taking a
wife at that late period. Having formed this
resolution, he proposed for the daughter of the
Prince of P-, of Catania, a girl of eighteen,
w hom perhaps he had not seen twice in his life
tune. The baron being well known by his large
possessions, the father consented at once to a
match, which, reckoning for nothing the dispar
ity 0f years, or the inclinations of his child, he
esteemed highly advantageous. When he com
municated the offer to his daughter, and order
ed her peremptorily to receive the baron as her
future husband, the young lady was thunder
struck, at intelligence so unlooked for, and dis
agreeable, and remained silent, being incapa
ble of utterance, in the presence of tiie prince;
hut no sooner had he retired, than throwing
herself at the feet of her mother, she conjured
h^r to prevent a union, which could not fail to
plunge her in irremediable misery. The prin
cess,^though attached to her daughter, knowing
ttie arbitrary and violent character of her hus
band, declined all interference in the matter,
and recommended obedience, as the wisest and
fittest course. In fact, both her parents were
aware that her priucipaJ objection to the baron
was. an attachment she entertained for a cadet, !
of a noble family, an officeren the army, then ■
absent in Naples; but neither of them suspected
<he had already clandestinely become his wife.
They had, previous to his departure, been pri
vately married by the family chaplain, who had
been won over by their entreaties. No wonder,
then, that the unfortunate girl testified such re
pugnance to the match now proposed to her. In !
vain she expostulated and entreated; a deaf car ;
was turned to her prayers. Her union with the
officer she dared not reveal, well know ing, from
the vindictive temper of her father, that such
confession would cost the life of her husband.
She prevailed on the chaplain who had marri
ed them, to remonstrate with the prince, on the
injustice he was about to commit by forcing the
inclinations of his daughter, and thus rendering i
her miserable for. life; but the efforts of the j
priest were unavailing, the prince drove him 1
from his presence, and threatened him with his
vengeance, for this uncalled for interference in
his family affairs.
Whilst the young lady remained utterly at a
ioss what step to take in so deplorable a condi
tion. her father (aware, as I have said, of her
inclination for the young officer,) artfully pro
cured a letter to be sent from Naples, detailing
a fictitious account of his death—conceiving
that when he had thus succeeded in shutting out
ail hope, he should find her more tractable.—
These dreadful tidings overwhelmed her with
grief; but, far from answering the expectations
of the prince, seemed only to have increased
her aversion to the baron; until her father, de
signing to terrify her into consent, gave her the
choice of a convent, or that nobleman for a
husband; disappointed by her gladly embracing
the former, he retracted his offer, w hich had
been mere menace, and would not even hear of
the alternative he had himself proposed. He
thp■. allowed her but three days to prepare her
$<•!?, giv.ng her to understand that the baron, at
the expiration of that period, would come to !
t! • pai vp to b - betrothed to her, as is the cus- I
to o in vSicdy, previous to the actual celebration ,
of the marriage ceremony. 1
I :• • •* in e i ivs were three whole ages of'
ho ; r 11 the unfortunate young lady. At times I
her rrt :n:>gave her, and suspicions came )
ovt • .*r min i that tlie stoiy of her husband’s !
death adgl*t be a fabrication; a notion which 1
only j. i ..v* to add to the cruel embarrassment 1
n*>r s.ru.vi ri. sne resolved still to hold out, j
and t'» rci'isa her content when the fatal hour 1
ari W en it did. and tlie baron came in !
•'tnt . with long train of relatives aad friends
t * witness the event, she refused to appear, and
t,,m.lined in an undress within her thumber.
lint these were weak preservatives againt the
tu,y her father, who violently tore her in
?l,at condition from her apartment, and apolo
tf-zing to the baron tor what he termed girlish ;
waywardness, commanded her to signify her
consent to tiie proposed union. Terrified by
■'« mmi i -t-s, and not gifted by nature with any
_ri- r energy of character, she said, in faltering
accent =, that she was compelled to comply with
t!n> will of her father-. This dubious assent was
•'<te-uned sufficient by those to whom a direct
retusal would have signified as little. Soon
aher, the marriage ceremony took place; she
WdS carried by force to the church, where she
tainted at the altar, and remained in a state ol
insensibility, during the greater part of the ser
Vce- ^^ter its termination, the exulting baron
returned to Mascali, w ith his mourning bride,
W'Oose sorrow he attributed, as her father had
hinted. :o her being now, tor the first time, re
m v.-p.l from the parental residence.
Her internal struggles,her grief for the suppos
ed death of her real husband, the agitation the had
undergone affected her brain, and though not al
together amounting to insanity, she began to I
8'vc proofs of abe ration of Intellect. There,
was at the time, and there si. 1 s. i.» the grounds, |
a beautiful reservoir of water, ornament.-, with 1
a superb fountain. This was her favor*:* re I
>ort; she would sit by its margin for hours- to
aether, in utter listlessness, or mingling her teat o
Wlt-) 'ts pellucid stream. Even at night she
would leave her bed, hasten there, and giving
v°nt to her feelinjp, commit a thousand extra
' agances. The baron, who, it seems, was in
l e.iiity much attached to her, was at first alarm
these nightly wanderings, but having caus
• > er-to be watched, and finding that she dis
* overed no inclination to injure herself, he
nought it best to let her have her own wav, and
gradually grew accustomed to her wild andec
ntric habits. At length she became a mother,
t °vent which gave great delight to the baron,
, seemed for a time, to relieve the devouring
Melancholy which preyed on her heart.
it is not improbable that the flow of new feel
i ^Vnatern*1 uffect‘on- and the assurance that
‘ r first husband was no more, might have fi
-v eroded in restoring reason, which had
only been occasionally clouded, to the empire
of her mind. She gradually grew better, and
appeared reconciled to her situation; when one
day, her favorite attendant, whom she had
brought with her from Catanfa, told her, thatshe
had seen the ghost of her former husband, in the
garden: that it attempted to approach her, but
overcome with terror, she had escaped into the
house. The wretched young baroness, never
entirely convinced of his death, saw at once
through the deceit, that had been practised on
her, and broke into violent exclamations of
grief, remorse and despair. She directed the
maid to watch the garden, and the next time
she saw the appearance, (which she was con
vinced was not a spirit, but her beloved hus
band in person,) to speak to him, and relate how
I cruelly she had been beguiled into § marriage
1 with the baron, and to acquaint him that she
would the same night, meet him at her favorite
haunt,’ the fountain. Next day the woman
1 again’ fell in with him, and on his addressing
| her, soon found that he was no spectre, but the
living husband of her lady. Having imparted
all her mistress had desired, the young man
said, that hearing of her marriage with Baron
Z-, he had felt assured that she had been
made the victim of some artful misrepresenta
tion, and that as soon as he had been able to
obtain leave of absence, he had hastened to Si
cily, to hear the fatal story from her own lips;
prepared, in case he found her union was vo
luntary, to bury his own claim in oblivion, ra
ther than destroy her peace, or injure her ho
nor in the eyes of the world, whatever the ef
fort might cost him.
That night, the wretched husband and wife
met at the fountain, and gave vent to the poig
nant anguish with which they were alike pene
trated. They would willingly have fled to
gether/ but where would they be safe from the
pursuing resentment for her father and the bar
on? To avow the marriage, and claim her as
his wife, was equally hopeless and hazardous.
There was no other witness to the marriage,
which had taken place privately in the family
chapel, than her own servant and the priest who
performed the ceremony; whose testimony no
doubt would be overruled, or themselves, if ex
pedient, put out of the way. After several
hours spent in fruitless deliberation, they at
at length parted: having resolved, as their on
ly practicable plan, to attempt an escape to a fo
reign country, as they could not hope to be se
cure in their own. Night after night the unhap
py couple continued to meet at the fountain.—
The baron, aware of her mental infirmity, and
of her similar excursions before her confine
ment, paid little attention to w'hat he supposed
a return of the malady. In the meantime, the
officer having collected what money he could
command, which, with the lady:s jewels, was all
they had to rely on for future subsistence, he
hired a felucca, whicn was to convey them to
Trieste, whence they proposed making their
singular story known to their family, and effect
ing, if possible, a reconciliation with them.
All, for some time, appeared to fayor their [
plans; the day appointed for the sailing of »he
felucca and the flight of the lady approached.—
But their nightly meetings, carried on with too
little precaution, had attracted the attention ofj
the domestics; one of them, the ganu keeper,
to ingratiate himself with his master, be<rayed
the secret of the unhappy couple. T'*c baion,
iufuriated at being thus, as he conceived, dis* ig
nored, ferociously gave orders to the informer
and an assistant to lie in wait tor. and disnatrh
the unhappy young man, in the presence of his
supposed mistress. The men, though they ac
cepted the horrible commission, less cru^i than
than their master, had the compunction to for
bear committing the dreadful deed before the
eyes of the lady.
The officer was, as usual, the first who came
to the place of meeting. The assassins dischar
ged their blunderbusses at him, a few paces
distant from the fountain, willing that their mis
tress might at least be spared the terrible shock
of discovering the body herself. But the dying
man, badly wounded as he was, either to slake
the death thirst, or obtain perhaps a last sad
look of his belovec, contrived to crawl to the
margin of the fountain, and there expired, a
few moments before his wretched wife came to
the spot. When she saw and recognized her
husband, heedless of discovery, she threw her
self on the bleeding body, pressed it in her arms,
and filled the air with her piercing screams.—
The murderers, conjecturing the cause of the
cries, drew near to the spot.
When she saw them approach she sprang up,
and endeavored to precipitate herself into the
water. Prevented inihis design by the savage
humanity of the assassins, she broke from them;
and ran wildly through the grounds, frightfully
shrieking, leaving behind her a track of her
husband's blood, which dropped from her night
dress, saturated with the crimson stream.—
When at length overtaken, and conveyed to the
house, deliium lollowed deliium, and when
they ceased, frenzy succeeded; the dark night
of insanity, had utterly quenched the light of
reason. In her lucid intervals, which were few,
and far between, she was heard to pray for the
return of madness, as a relief from sufferings i
too acute to be endured.
The baron, her husband, never mentioned the I
circumstance, nor suffered it to be alluded to in j
the house, The morning alter the event he or- j
dered the corpse to be consigned into the hands
of the police, as that of a person killed by his
servants in the supposition that he was a robber,
having been found trespassing by nignt on his
During the short time the lady lived, she re
turned to her former habit of wandring by night. ;
The spot stained by the blood of her husband, j
was her favounte haunt; there was she accus
tomed to sit and linger for hours, seeming to
hold converse witn some invisible being, ad
dressing the visionary creation of the brain,
w ith the most endearing epithets, and extending
and folding her arms, as if embracing a beloved
object. Long after her death, the terrified do
mestics were wont to assert, that they often be
held at night, a female form sit weeping by the
brink of the fatal fountain.
•1 Question for Casuists.—It is a question
\v|>'ch has been often discussed by many emi
w> t u; d acute philosophers, whether the exer
i c e of fanning, which is practised so extensive
ly •: the summer months, at all public assem
blies. by the fairer portion o{ creation, produ j
■ ces a heatiamv a cooling effect. The most ap- i
proved method of using a fan, is to agitate it j
violently, which of course requires a correspon
ding degree of muscular exertion on the part
of the fair being, who is overcome by the op
pressive state of the atmosphere. It is contend- j
ed by some, that the cooling, refreshing effect, *
produced by the current of air caused by the
agitation of this little instrument, which is han-1
died with so much grace and effect by adepts
in the art, is by no means commensurate with .
the heat which must, according to the laws of
nature and philosophy, be consequent on such
unusual exertion on the part of Fanees. It is
important that this question should be definitely
settled, and we commend it to the attention of
all Debating Societies. It would also make
a good subject for a philosophic Lecture.
We will mention one little incident which may
perhaps serve to throw some light on the sub
ject. A young lady of delicate constitution, en
tered a church one day in dug-day9 alter a
long walk, very much heated and fatigued. Of
course she had recourse to her fan, and exerci
sed it violently, which increased her fatigue
and exhaustion; she flirted it still more violent
ly, but the atmosphere grew more oppressive;
in despair she made some desperate and con
vulsive efforts to cool herself] and at last fanned
herself into a fever!
In tropical climates these things are under
stood; and in consequence of the fatigue atten
dant on any extraordinary exertion, menials
are general employed to do aH the fanning. But
in some parts of the East Indies, huge machines
are suspended vertically from the roof, or up
per portion of an apartment, which being set in
motion fly pulling a string, cause an action in
the atmosphere, which is quite genial and re
freshing.—Boston Ev. Jour.
THE WEATHER—On Tuesday the Ther
mometer at the Museum, stood at 86, a great
part of tfle day, accompanied by a strong south
erly breeze, and an oppressive atmosphere.—
The previous night, the heat was also oppres
sive, within doors.
Arrived, July 15,
Schr. Palestine, Wilson, Kingston, Jamaica,
17 days to the Capes; Logwood and Specie to
B. H. Lambert & L. McKenzie, Specie to Wm.
Fowle & Co., and Coffee to S. Miller, and F.
Dodge of Georgetown: Passenger, Mr. Sill.—
Lefl at Kingston, Sehooner Elizabeth & Rebec
ca, Corson, from New York bound for Spanish
Schr. Potomac, Jennings, New York; Freight
for the District.
Sloop Miller, Teal, cleared at Philadelphia
for this port J4th.
8 Pipes old and superior Port Wine, from the
house of Hunt, Newman, Roape & Co. of
Oporto, for sale by
jy ig W. FOWLE & CO.
National Intelligencer 2 a week 6 weeks.
MR. FINN returns his thanks to the inhabit
ants of Alexandria for the liberal patron
age he has received, and begs to inform them
that his Fancy Glass Exhibition will close on
Friday Evening next. Admission 25 cents;
children half prict^___ jy 16
jayne’sCarminative balsam,
FOR Bowel Complaints in Children, &c. for
sale by WM. STABLER.
Certificate from Dr. Wm. Bacon, Pastor of the
Baptist Church at Pittsgrovt, Salem Coanty,
Nexc Jersey.
Having been made .acquainted with the ingre
dients composing Dr. Jayne’s Carminative Bal
sam, I believe it to be a very happy c ombination,
and a useful medicine in many complaints which
almost constantly occur in our country, such as
Bowel affections of children, Colics, Cramps,
Looseness, Dyspeptic Disorders of the Stomach,
Coughs, and AflVctions of the Breast, together
with ad those diseases attended with Sourness
of the Stomach; and believe that the regular
Physician will often find it a useful remedy in his
hands, and one that is proper for domestic use,
and can be put into the hands , of persons at
large with perfect safety.
,W.w. Bacon, M. D.
Pittsgrove. Salem Co. "N. J. May 4, 1831.
rf-gr The Packet Schooner WASHINGTON,
ttflXlnnN Kn^pf, Master, will sail on Saturday.
For freight apply on boards or to
jy 11 STEPHEN SHINN, Janney’s wharf.
. rfR The Packet Schooner O/tATO/i, Jo
yX^srpn Somers, Master, will sail on Tuesday.
For freight apply on board, or to
jy 14 STEPHEN SHINN, Janney’s wharf.
•g Q Half Chests, “ Emily Taylor’s'* cargo,
X O just received and (or sale bv
■j Bags handsome quality Green Coffee,
XXr landing from schr. Washington, from
New York, and for sale by
A FURTHER supply of assorted Nos. just
received from the Phenix Shot Tower Co.
of Baltimore, and for sale by
7lTahrreliS | l’rime Porto Ric0 SUGAR
5 hogsheads Molasses
40 barrels Mess and Prime Pork
140 sucks of Blown Salt. For sale by
8 Half chests superior Gunpowder Tea, for
retailing, just received and for sale by
_jy_9_^_ JAS. D KEIi?i_.
T1HE cargo of the brigVentrosa, W. T. Mar
shall, master, from Liverpool, of
Sacks of Fine Salt, “ Ashton’s,”
in bleached sacking, filled 10 to
the ton
6,000 bushels Coarse do. For sale by
jy8W. FOWLE &. CO.
The Steamer COLUM
, BIA, Capt. James Mitch
ell, will leave Lambell’s
’ wharf, Washington, at 12,
and Thompson’s wharf, Alexandria, at 1 o’clock
P. M. on Friday, the 18th instant, lor Norfolk, ar
riving at Norfolk on Saturday, in time for the
Stages going South, and the Steamboat Patrick
Henry for Richmond. Returning to the Dis
trict, she will leave Norfolk on Sunday, the 20th,
at 2 o’clock, P. M.
For the accommodation of persons travelling
from Norfolk to Fredericksburg, or from Fre
dericksburg, to Norfolk, an arrangement has
been made with the proprietors of the steam
boat Sydney, (plying between Washington and
Fredericksburg,) by which they will arrive at
either place, at an early hour, on the days fol
lowing the departure of the Columbia, without
any additional charge for passage.
Passage and fare 18. IY 12—dtlSth
The Committee to whom was referred the,
petition of Josiah H. Davis, made a report;
which was read, and laid on the table. i
Ordered., That the Superintendent of Police
do proceed, forthwith, to open a drain on the
east side of Fairfax street, between Wilkes and
Gibbon streets, and to regulate Fairfax street,
so as to carry the water south from the intersec
tion of Wilkes and Fairfax streets to the inter
section of Gibbon street.
Leave was granted to bring in a bill, entitled
“ An act to amend the act, entitled ‘ An act to
regulate the Inspection of Tobacco;’ ” which
was read a first and second time, and, the 9th
rule being suspended, it w as then redd a third
time and passed.
The Council resumed the consideration of the
bill, entitled “ An act to amend the 13th section
of an act, entitled ‘ An act reducing into one
and amending the several acts respecting the
removal of nuisances, and the preservation of
the health of the town;’ ” which was read a
third time and passed.
Extract: I. P. THOMPSON, C. C.
Literature Lottery of the State of Delaware,
Class No. 29 for 1834.
To be drawn at Wilmington, Del. on Thursday,
• July 17
75 Capital Prizes of $500! Ac.
Tickets $4 50; halves 2 25; quarters 1 12
Virginia State Lottery,
for the Benefit of the Town of Wellsburg,
Class No. 12 for 1834,
Will be drawn at Catts’ Tavern. (West End,)
Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, July 19
Tickets$3 .50; halves 1 75; quarters 0 87
To be had in a variety of numbers of
Lottery Exchange Broker. Alexandria.
Literature Lottery of the State of Delaware,
Class No. 29 for 1834,
Will be drawn in Wilmington,Del. on Thursday,
July 17
75 Prizes of 500 DOLLARS! dtc. <fcc.
Tickets Si 50; halves 2 25; quarters 1 12
On sale in great variety by
Uncurrent Notes and Foreign Gold pur
Combination Nos. 2 31 47. a Prize of $3,600!
was sold at VIOLETT’s truly fortunate Lottery
Office, in the Virginia Dismal Swamp Lottery,
Class No. 13.
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Class No. 29 for 1834,
To be drawn at Wilmington. Thursday, July 17
75 Capital Prizes of $500! &c. &c.
Tickets $4 50; halves 2 25; quarters 1 12
To be had in a variety of numbers of
. Lottery and Exchange Broker,
Near the corner of Kin? and Fayette Streets,
Alexandria, D. C.
jljf* LOOK AT THIS!!!—Combination Nos. J
34 37 53, the fifth High Prize, 1,004 DOLLARS, I
in the Literature Lottery, Class 28, was sold to ;
a gentleman of King street, at the counter of
CLARKE’S Lucky Prize-selling Office, Thurs
day, July 10th, 1834.
Literature Lottery of the State of Delaware,
Class No. 29 for 1934,
To be drawn at Wilmington, Thursday, July 17
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of 1,500
x prize oi S4,uuu i
1 prize of 1,400
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(Sign of the Flag of Scarlet and Gold.) King st.
Alexandria, I). C.
A HEALTHY Woman, of good character,
who can come well recommended, is want
ed as a Wet Nurse; one without a child w'ould
be preferred. Ample compensation will tie al
lowed to such as engage in the undertaking.
Apply at this office. _jy 15—3*
AT 75 cents per cask, for manure, removal
of nuisances, &c. &c. &e
_jy li_J0S1AH H. DAVIS.
AN additional supply of
4-4 and 6-4 Straw Matting
Tuscan Bonnets; Straw do
A few pieces Muslin
With a small lot of Blank Books
Just received and for sale low' bv
jy 10GEO. WHITE.
LARGE and small, may be always obtained
jl3» Also, Spanish, French, British, and Ame
rican Gold^__ jyi>_
ORPHANS’COURT, Alexandria County, )
June Term, 1834. $
Adam Diez’ Orphans, exhibited to the Court
her second account, as Guardian aforesaid,
w h the vouchers in support thereof; which will
be allowed and recorded, unless cause be shewn
to the contrary, on or before the first Monday in
August next; of which all persons interested or
concerned will take notice.
A copy—Test: A. MOORE, Reg. Wills,
june 21—w6w__
ORPHANS’ COURT, Alexandhia County, }
June Term, ld34. $
JOHN JOHNSON, Administrator ol V/iiliam
Pascoe, deceased, exhibited to the Court Ins
first account, as Administrator aforesaid, with
the vouchers in support thereof; which wi;i be j
allowed and duly recorded, unless cause oe ,
shewn to the contrary, on or before, the first
Monday in August next; of which ah persons
interested or concerned will take notice.
A copy-Test: A. MOORE, Reg. Wills.
june 21—w6w 1__
ORPHANS’ COURT, Alexandra County,
, tv, l
June Term, 1S34. , $
ROBERT BROCKETT, Jr., Administrator
of Robert Erockett, deceased, exhibited to
the Court his second account, as Administrator
aforesaid, with the vouchers in support thereof;
which will be allowed and duly recorded, unless
cause 6e shewn to the contrary, on or before the
first Monday in August next; of which all per
sons interested or concerned will take notice
A copy—Test: A. MOORK- Reg. Wills.
The: iiousehold & kitchen fur
niture of the late A. M. K<*s« is otic ltd
for sale. Person? wishing to purchase can see
it at his late residence, by applying to the sub
scriber. D. ROYl) SYilTH,
jyJ^~3L Administrator or A. M. Rose.
RESPECTFULLY informs the citizens and
visitors of Alexandria that he may be con
sulted at Mr. A. Newton’s Hotel on the f.rst and
third Wednesday in every month, from 9 o’clock
A. M. until 2 P. M. All letters addressed to Dr.
G. at his Office, between the United States’
Bank aud the President’s House, W ashington
City, or left at Mr. Newton’s Hotel, Alexandria,
wlli be punctually attended to.
jen 2—eWedtf
THAT the subscriber, of Alexandria Coun
ty in the District of Columbia, has obtain
ed from the Orphans’ Court of said County let
ters of administration, with the mill annexed,
| on the personal estate-of Harriet H. Jackson,
late of the County aforesaid, dec’d. All per
sons having claims against said decedent arc
I hereby warned to exhibit the 6ame to the sub
i scriber, passed by the Orphans’ Court, on or
before the 14th day of July, 1835, or they may,
by law, be excluded from all benefit to said es
j tate; and those indebted thereto are required to
; make immediate payment. Given under my
hand this 14th July, 1834.
Administrator, with the will annexed, of Har
1 jy 14—eo3t riet H. Jackson, dec’d.
THAT the subscriber, of Alexandria Coun
ty in the District of Columbia, has obtain
ed from the Orphans’ Court of said County let
ters of administration on the personal estate of
George Simms, late of the County aforesaid,
dec’d. All persons having claims against said
decedent arc hereby warned to exhibit the same
to tlif subscriber, passed by the Orphans’ Court,
on or before the 14th dny of July, 1835, or they
may, by law, be excluded from all benefit to
said estate; and those indebted thereto are re
quired to make immediate payment. Given
under my hand this 14th Julv, 1834.
Administrator of George Simms, dec’d.
jv 14—eo3t
** The subscriber respectfully informs his
fmi friends and the public generally that the
SPRING, formerly known as “DUVALL’S,”
is now opened for the reception of company.
Every attention will be paid for the accommo
dation of those v. i.o n.ay visit tills Spring. 1 he
situation possesses many advantages,—located
five miles west of Winche: ter, in a healthy and
agreeable neighborhood, remote from any wa
ter course. The property has undergone a tho
rough repair; nearly ail the buildings are new,
and sufficient room to accomirtouate about 75
persons. The water is highly medicinal, hav
ing stood the test for 25 or 30 years Many re
spectable certificates could be procured, were it
necessary, to prove the value of this water. In
dyspepsia, diarrhea, affections of the liver, cu
taneous affections, suppressed perspiration, de
bility. and many other diseases to w hich the hu
man system is subject, this water, upon a fair
trial, I hope, will not be less efficacious than any
sulphur water w hatever. The accommodations
shall be equai to any other watering place; the
m >st trusty servants provided, and our table
shall be furnished with the best our markets af
ford. 1 trust that a few weeks can be agreea
bly and profitab y spent at this Spring. There
is a Shower Bath of sulphur w’ater, and a Warm
Bath for invalids. This Spring is but one day’s
travel from Baltimore and the District; the stage
passes it three times a week, from Harper’s Fer
ry, by way of Charlestown. It is, also, but one
day’s travel from Bath and Capon. Boarding
only $6 per week, or $1 per day for a less time;
children and servants haifprice. Dinner 50cts;
breakfast and supper 37 1-2 cents. The Sha
nondale Water will be kept constantly.
Frederick Co. Va. July 2, 1834. jy 4—Im
rpHIS day received, Purt the First (making
JL seven Nos. bound up) of Parley’s Magazine
for 1834 and 5. Parents who wash to encourage
their children to earning, can in no way fur
ther their object better than by putting this truly
valuable work into their hands.
One year’s subscription, bound up in 4 quar
ter parts, and delivered free of expense, SI.
Quarterly Nos. sold separately at 25 cents
Subscribers will please call for their Nos.
jy \ _W. M. MORRISON
JUST published, Outlines of Geology, intend
ed as a popular treatise on the most inter
esting parts of the science; together with an ex
amination on tiie question, Whether the days of
Creation were definite periods; designed for*he
use of schools and general readers; by J. L
Comstock, M. D. author of an Introduction to
Mineralogy, &.c. &.c.
Parley’s Every Day' Book fur Youth. Also,
the first part of the 2d year of Parley’s Maga
zine; and a new supply of Parley’s work gene
rally, for sale by AUGUSTUS JACOBS.
JOHN HUDDLESTON rewpectfully informs
the gentlemen of Alexandria and the public
in general.tnat he has u quantity of SLA't'E on
hand, which will enable him to slate as cheap as
any one in the District. All persona willing to
have Slating lone, may depend upon having it
faithfully executed.
Opposite James Green’s Cabinet Factory, on
jy 7_eo3m Royal street.
BEING very desirous to close his former bu
siness, earnestly requests those indebted to
h.m tocall and settle upv
Wanted, a few Colored Apprentices to the pa
tent ropemaking business. None but those of
unexceptionable character need apply,
jy _J. H. D.
HAS removed to the building on Kingstreet
formerly well known as the “ Mechanics’
Bank;” where he may be found at all hours,
when not professionally engaged elsewhere,
june 26—dlw&eotf_
t)RPHANS’ COURT, Alex^ndbia Cockty, )
June Term, 1834. $
ROBERT JAMIESON, William Gregory,
and Thomas Sanford, Executors of Robert
Anderson, deceased, exhibited to the Coart their
first account, as Executors aforesaid. wi*b
voucliers tn support thereof; which will be al
lowed and duly recorded, unless cause be shewn
to the contrary, on or before the first. Monday
in August next; of which all persons mtei^sted
or concerned will take notice. * £opy wF.f8^
jun° 21-—w’6w A. MOORE, Reg. Wills.
JOB PRINTING neatly executed at this office

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