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Bv E JGAII SNO WJEN. Tkrms. Daily paper . S3 per annum. Country paper ... 5 per annum. • - The ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE for the coun try is printed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. All advertisements appear in both papers, and are inserted at the usual rates. BALLOON ASCENSION. Mr. Parker, whose first ascension was on the 4th of July, made a very imposing ascension yesterday afternoon, from Fairmount, accom panied by a little girl ol perhaps eight or ten years of age. The inflation of the balloon was comoieted about six o’clock, when, agreeably to tne advertisement, a lady took her station in the car with Mr. Parker, but it was at once perceived that there was not ascensive power enough to carry them both up. The lady then res g ied her place to the little girl, and soon after Mr. P. and his youthful companion were on their flight upward.-. The balloon rose gent ly but steadily, and without any apparent devia tion from a perpendicular course until it readi ed a great height, wuen a current of air wafted it towards the south. The balloon, soon after it started, assumed u rotary motion, which was continued until it couid not be marked by the naked eye. The Descent.—After the balloon had been up about half an hour, it w.is seen gradually to de scend. It was apparently the design of Mr. Parker to have landed on Whetstone Point, near Fort McHenry, and he had descended within two or three hundred feet ol the earth, when the balloon encountered a current ol air from the south, which carried it towards the ci ty at Fell’s Point. When about half way across the river, between the Fort and Point, the iero naut in vain attempted to keep up the balloon by relieving the car of every disposable article. The bailoon, however, continued to descend until the car touched the water, when the &'ro nauts had the pleasure or a snort sail on me liquid element. The balloon was gently wafted towards the city by the breeze, the bottom ot the car being but an inch or two in the water. Several boats from the Point now came along side, and the girl was safely transferred to one of them without having more than the soles of her shoes wet. Mr. Parker still remained in the car, and now that it was relieved of the weight of his companion, the balloon was ready lor another flight. It was permitted to ascend a short distance, being held by a rope attached to one of the boats, and in this manner Mr. P. wa3 towed to the foot of Washington street, followed by a large number of boats, which now were on the river in every direction. There was the most intense interest manifest ed by thousands of spectators when the balloon was seen to approach the water. As soon as it was observed tiiat the aeronauts were safe, the seamen,—hundreds of whom were on the ves sels at the Point,—testified their satisfaction by repeated cheers, which were answered by the crowds on the wharves When the boat having the car in tow reacl.ee! Washington street, the rope retaining the bal loon was transfer!ed to those on shore. More rope havinc b#»en given to it, the balloon rose above the houses, and in this manner the an o naut was floated in Ins car, through the streets, and finally to Fairmount, the original point of departure —/* ft. 1 wsr. By General 0»tiers, through the chief of the army, which we have just seen in the newspa pers" we learn tl . die War Department has ta ken the lead in a laudable proceeding; and, amongst other items of retrenchment which it announces, we perceive that it has struck off one cent a MtLE from toe allowance heretofore made to officers of the army for their travelling expenses. This otrose of economy must put Mr. Secrt tnry Woodbury quite at ease nbout the ways and means for carrying on the Govern ment.—Aah Intel. Professor Edward H. Courtnay, late Profes sor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy in the United States Military Academy at West Point, has accented the chair of Mathematics in the University ofPennsylvania. Dr. Thomas C. James, who for a long tune has filled the pro fessorship of Midwifery in the medical depart ment of that institution, has resigned his chair, which is now vacant, and to fill which, it is un derstood, nominations will be received by the Board of Trustees at their next stated meeting, which will be held early in September. Pennsylvanian. Another Abolition Effort.—AVe learn from a source entitled to unqualified belief, that the foreign agent of American reform, the Rev. Captain Stuart, recently made his appearance in New Britain, (in the neighboihood of Hart ford, Connecticut,) and undertook to dissemi nate his abolition principles in that place. Cu riosity drew together a considerable number of people, both within and without the house in which he held forth. Those within listened, as well as they could, to a tirade on the usual to pics, distinguished rather for_rant than argu ment, and principally addressed to the passions. In the meantime, those without amused them selves by throwing stones, breaking the win • .. endangering lives, and repeatedly firing non to the great annoyance of the orator, e whole, after making much disturbance, > ai.jfci m? converts, and found it prudent to io Pjoly the next morning. The people of Kev Lri am o d not think it worth while for a f«;r •;»' :er t > . or e l er-j and prate upon subjects vitally Jltervit. ir ^o oar political institutions; or ii ms «:eal is so very irrient that he cannot rein iliey preter that he should pour out his superab iiKiuiit ,ih;l ir.throuy in toe Southern Stales, witnout disturbing the trauquiiiiy of those • f the No» th. We are happy to learn that in the city of Har-ford, ..11 the doors we shut ug unst this transatlantic lecturer. This is as it should be. A'. Y. Com. Health.—There are no new rumors of Chole ra ai’.oat, and »he publie roi-.d is free from anx iety on the subject. The sum of the whole mat ter un to this date is, that »herehave been two or three, 01 at most four cus.-s of sickness (two of them terminated fatahy) which would have been probably reckoned as Asiatic Cholera, if that disease were know n to be in the midst of us. As it is, “ doctors differ.” The majority, we believe, are disposed to consider them ag fruvated cases of common Cholera Morbus. ‘he general health of the city is good for the season. AA*e calculate, that the next weekly bill of mortality will be full 50 less than the last .V. Y. Jour. Com. Aug. 6th. i THE RECONCILIATION. “ Well, I think it’s likely: but don’t tease me any more. Your brother has married a poor girl, one whom I forbid him to marry, ana I won’t forgive him if they all starve together. This speech was addressed to a lovely girl scarcely eighteen; beautiful as the lilly that hides itself beneath the dark waters. She was parting the silvery locks on her father’s high, handsome forehead, of which her own was a miniature, and pleading the cause of her delin quent brother, who had married in opposition to her father’s will, and had consequently been disinherited. Mr. Wheatly was a rich old gen* | tleman, a resident of Boston. lie was a tat, good-natured old fellow, somewhat given to ■ mirth and wine, and sat in his arm chair fioiu j l morning until night, smoking his pipe and read* j I ing the newspapers. Sometimes a story or ms own exploits in our revolutionary battles filled ( up a passing hour. He had two children, the disobedient son anil the beautiful girl before spoken of. The fond gii 1 went on pleading “ Dear father, do forgive him; you don t know what a beautiful girl he has married, and “ I think it’s likely,” said the old man—“ but j don’t teaze me, and open the door a little, this j plaguy room smokes so 55 “"IFell,” continued Ellen. “ wont you just see j her now, she is so good—and the little boy, he looks so innocent.” “ U'hat did you say?” interrupted the father, “ a boy! have I a grand child? Why, Ellen, I; never knew that before! but I think it’s likely.— j Bell, now give me my chocolate, and then go j to your music lesson.” Ellen left him. The old man’s heart began to relent. “ Well,” he went on, “ Charles was always a good boy, a little wild or so at College, but i in dulged him; and he was always good to his fa ttier, for all; but he disobeyed me by marrying this poor girl; yet, as my old friend and fellow soldier Tom Bonner used to say, we must for give. Poor Tom! I would give all the old shoes I have got, to know whatever became of him. If I could but find him or one of his chil | dren! Heaven grant they are not suffering! I This plaguy smoky room, how my eyes water! If I did but know who tins girl was, mat my Charles had married; but I never inquired her name. Ill find out, and-” “ 1 think it’s likely,” said the old man. Ellen led into the room a beautiful boy about two years oid. Ilis curly hair and rosy cheeks could not but make one love him. “ M ho is that?” said the old man, wiping his eves. ., “ That? that is Charles’s boy,” said Ellen, throwing one of her arms round the old man’s neck, wnile with the other she placed the child on his knee. The child looked tenderly up in to his face, and lisped out, “ Grand-pa, what makes you cry so?” The old man clasped the child to his bosom, and kissed him again and again. After Ids emotion had a little subsided, he bade the child tell his name. “ Thomas Bonner Wheatly,” said the boy, “ I am named after grand pa.” “ V. hat do 1 hear?” said the old man, “ Tho mas Bonner your grand-father?” “ Yes,” iip' cd the boy, * and he lives with ma at-.” “ Get me my cane,” said the old man, “ and “ come Ellen—b“ quick, child.” They started 01F at a qa e pace, which soon brought them to the poor .hoi gh ne t lodgings of iiis son. Therein* be’ old his old niend, Tho mas Bonner, seated in one corner, weaving bas kets, while his swathed limbs showed how una ble lie was to perform the task. His lovely daughter, the wife of Charles, was preparing their frugal meal, and Charles was out seeking employment to support Ins needy family. 41 It’s all my fault,” soobed the old man as he embraced his friend, who was petrified with amazement. “Come,” said Mr. Wheatley, “come all of vou home with me, we will all live together. ! there is plenty of room in my house for us all.” By this time Charles had come. lie asked his father’s forgiveness, which was freely given, and Ellen was almost mad with joy. “O, how hapuy we shall be!” she exclaimed, “and father will love our little Thomas so, and he will be your pet. won’t he father?’ “Aye,” said the old man, “I think it’s very likely.” _ OAK WOOD. PROPOSALS will be received bv me until tl.e 1st of September for the supply o Two Hundred Cords of good, sound, merchantable OAK WOOD, (one-third to be green wood.) at Fort Washington, Md.; one half to be delivered bv the 1st of November, the other half on or be fore 1st December, 1S34. The wood must be delivered and corded on the HiU. and at such place as the Acting Assistant Quarter Master may designate. Sufficient security for the faith ful performance of the contract will be required. Proposals to be endorsed “ For the supply of Oak Wood.” J. WALLER BARR if, aug 4—2w' __A. A. Ox- Mr. PLEASURE GARDENS. ; PERSONS wishing to gravel their yards, or the walks of their gardens, with fine grn I vel, can be supplied with GRAVEL, at Mil* i burn’s Landing. MOSES HEPBURN. - iv 18— eo3w WHISKEY, &c. A Barrels Pennsylvania Whiskey, said to 4: I be old and good. Domestic Brown and Bleached Sheetings and Shirtings, Bed Ticking and Plaids, at low pri ces, by the package or piece, to close sales. Also, a lurge supply of Occoquan Yarn, Car-! pet Chain, and Seine Twine, at Baltimore pri ces J. W. SCOTT, Union street, jy 25—eo2w NOTICE. THE Heirs of the late James H. Hooe and E. T Hooe having agreed to convey all the estate which descended to them from the said I James H. and E. T. Hooe to Bernard Hooe and T. W. Hewitt, for the purpose of paying the debts of the said James H. Hooe and E. T. Hooe, upon the assent of the principal creditors of the i slid James H. and E. T. Hooe to the stipula tions in the said agreement contained—we here '■y request the said creditors to call at the office of Bernard Hooe, where the said agreement is left lor their inspection and signature. T. W. HEWITT, July 17th, 1834. B. HOOE. jy 13—eolm NEABSCO SLATE QUARRY. JOHN HUDDLESTON respectfully informs the gentlemen of Alexandria and the public in general,that he has a quantity of SLATE on hand, which will enable him to slate as cheap as any one in the District All persons wishing to ha^e Slating done, may depend upon having it faithfully executed. JOHN HUDDLESTON, Opposite James Green’s Cabinet Factory, on jy 7—eo3m Royal street ALEXANDRIA: SATURDAY MORNING, AUG. 9, 1834. THE “WORD IN SEASON.” We copy from the U. S. Telegraph its reply to an article which appeared in the Alexandria Gazette of the 5th instant: “ We copy from the Alexandria Gazette, an article on the subject of the present state of par ties and would be glad to find the same spirit in the great body of the opposition press; but we cannot close our eyes to tacts. e are awaie that too much consequence may be attached to acts and opinions of editors of influential press es. We know that our humble opinions have been attributed to a more distinguished source, and it may be that we have erred in supposing that the course of the Compiler is the result of the experience which the editor acquired dining his visit to this city last session; but let the mo tive of that movement be w hat it may, it leaves us no alternative. We would forbear: we would do more—we have suffered misrepresentation and contumely until forbearance would be dis honor, and silence w ould be treason to the prin ciples for which we are bound to hazard every thing. “it is no part of our purpose to enter into a war of recrimination with any of those who may hereafter be thrown in defence of the rights of the States. We agree with the editor of the Gazette, that us soon as the prominent leaders who have so long, and so painfully divided the country into sectional factions, are put aside, we will settle down into two great parties: one will be the high prerogative party; and the other the State rights party. One will amplify the Executive power, while the other will contend for the accountability of public agents, and the retrenchment of all power as well as of all ex pense. We go further and say that, but for the selfish purposes of leading politicians, and the political arrangements of their dependants, such would be the question presented to the Ameri can people now. We do not despair—(but it is because we never will despair of the Republic,) that the people will take this matter into their own hands, and bring that issue up at the next election. If they do, no one is at a loss to know where we will be found. We put it to the edi tor of the Gazette, and we venture to abide his knowlcge of us. He knows that if this issue is presented we will be found on the side of the people, and of the States, and opposed to Exe cutive encroachment, let vrho will be the candi date*. And it is precisely because we are re solved to do all in our power to bring the coun try to that issue, that we will not consent to give our support to any candidate, of whom well founded apprehensions that he will array him self on the side of the usurpations of Executive, Legislative, or judicial, power, may be enter tained. . ‘‘Again, the country wants peace. It is time that the people should realize that the Govern ment was instituted for a higher and nobler pur pose than the distribution of offices among a few needv parasites and flatterers of power. “ But we see in the reproof with which the ar ticle in the Gazette concludes, the strongest jus tification for the position which we have as sumed. , . , “ If we go into the canvass as the partisans o. any candidate who condemns our principles, and he is elected, will we not, thereby, forfeit otii claims upon the confidence of the people? \\ ill we not then have the language of the Gazette quoted upon us? With what face can we call upon the people, and especially the honest por tion of the defeated party, 10 oppose the Lxecu live usurpations nfitT wc luid to p* t him into the Presidency? V. her* as, il we hold our selves aloof, should we disapprove of his mea sures, we can then speak with effect « But, savs the Gazette, *• more especially ought the Telegraph to forbear—the Telegraph, the uncomproinaing advocate of Jacksouism. ’ It did not require (his rebuke to advertise us nl the feeling of the National Republican party. We are never to be forgiven by some of them for our participation in the struggle which ne prived them of power; ar.d • e point to the Ins tory of the past to ex Vila in the future. \\ hat. we would ask. has been the course o ' the .Na tional Republican party towards the prominent individuals, who, Recoining dissatisfied a ith thy course ot the administration, have abandoned its support? We need do no mo. e than point to Kentucky. Where are the A\ '.cktifles and Da niels, and where w ill be that distinguished and pure Republican, Geo. M. E ub? I he two first have already relinquished their seats in Con gi ess. an.f the last w .il be compelled to give way to some partisan, whose election will be consi dered ns advancing the interest of the \ational IIepublican candidate. We speak thus plainly, because we know that the National Republican party are resolved to put a candidate in nomi nation, ard that, while they inculcate in the South the propriety of the union and co-opera tion of ail ti.ose who are opposed to the election of Mr. Van Buren, they are resolved to give us no alternative but a choice between Mr. Van Buren and the candidate of their selection. We know this, because we navemioirr.ru uursciv« well ol the purposes and organization of their party. Their organization in the North is ex clusively sectional, and under the control of their old party leaders, whose discipline is as strict as that of the Roman Priesthood ever was, even in the darkest day of Papal degene racy. Who reads a State /lights paper in the North? Party organization has raised an impe netrable barrier ofinterest and prejudice against ns while artful appeals to our patriotism, on the one hand, and all the blandishments of offi cial seduction on the other, are used to disarm the South of her vigilance, and submerge her energies and her principles, never to be rescusi tated in the debasing conflict between those whose open warfare upon our principles is not even su-pended, although they feel that the South, if united, will hold in her hands the des tinies of the contending factions. We speak advisedly on the state of parties-of their orga nization and their ultimate purposes-and he knows us not who supposes, that at a moment like this, when every thing that we hold dear is at stake, we will be intimidated by the ^Pre hension that we “ may advance our interest by a faithful discharge of our public duty. “If it be true that parties are rapidly running into their natural divisions, let the old leaders who should be admonished by the experience of their political heresies, abandon their favorite dogmas or cease to lead the people. W e care not whether their adherence to the dogmas which we condemn is the consequencei of a false pride a perverted intellect, or a thirst for power. The effect upon the great interests of the country is the same, and we follow not their wake, When the blind lead the blind, both must fall into the ^ “If the National Republican party expect us to ict with them in the election of a President or is a member of their party, they mus* present to us the certain prospects of advancing our prin ciples. After having been cheated and betray ed by Andrew Jackson, who promised us every thing and performed nothing, we will not be stow our confidence where we cannot obtain the cheapest of all commodities— the candidate's promise. « The Gazette sneaks of the National Repub lican party as of a thing extinct, and asks “what would Mr. Calhoun and the nullifiers of the South be at this moment, but for the magnan imity of Henry Clay—reviled, abused, denounc ed as he is.” “ We have not reviled, abused, or denounced Mr. Clay. VVe gave him full credit for patriotic intention, and fully appreciated the difficulties he encountered in his agency in the compromise bill, but we are of those who are by no means sa tisfied that that bill was a boon to the South, or to nullification. All that South Carolina ask ed, was a repeal of the tariff or a reference of the question to a convention, and we have ever had too much confidence in the intelligence and public virtue of the South to suppose that the odi ous measure could have been enforced by blood. The shedding of one drop of blood by the hired mercenaries of our deluded President, would have terminated his influence in the South—and we are confident that the liberties of this country would have bWn established on a firmer basis if he had dared to cafry out his pur poses by lorce. “ But of the past, and the part which Mr. Clay has acted in the past, it is useless now to speak, except to repeat what we have at all times said, that we cannot give him our support for'-the Presidency. We make this statement, out of no ill will or unkind feeling towards Mr. Clay; but : in repelling the charge that we have entered into a coalition of which he is a party, and hy ’ way of declaring our adherence to the great principles to support which separated us from the present administration. “ We thank the Gazette for the temper in ' which his “ word in season” is administered. ! One who spp.iks thus will always be heard 'by us respectfully at least, and by examining : our course he will see, that what we now say we have said before, again and again. “ The Gazette admits that the country is di viding into two great parties which are rapidly i swallowing up all others. When the editor remembers that the Telegraph has labored ! incessantly to bring about this state of par : ties, he will see that the course recommended ' to us would elFectuaUy arrest that rapid ten ' dency; whereas, that which we are resolved to persue must inevitably lead to the result he anticipates.” We have but a few words to say in reply to the above. We cannot agree with the Tele graph, that its course will ever “ lead to the re sult” of defeating the present party in pow er—we mean the course developed by the arti cle which gave rise to our comments. We do not ask the Telegraph to support any ofthe “old party leaders:”—as tar ns we ar*> concerned, we should be glad to see Clay. Calhoun!, Web ster, and all of tnem, thrown in the bark ground, if, by so doing, th** tliumph of Whig principle could be effected. This sentiment seems to prevail in all parts of the country. Let the te legraph itself name its man.—not one of “the oid party leaders.” upon whom there is a chance of uniting,—and we shall then see how the case stands. It is asked, and in an upbraiding tone, what has been the course pursued towards men who have left the Jackson ranks? and the party that once existed, called the National Republican party, (is taxed with selfishness in its treatment of these Individuals. As far as our own observation e’ • tends, these men have been received with open arms, welcomed as allies, and honored with the approbation of those against whom they once contended? Where is Wm J. Duane—where is Gen. Duff Green himself? Have the Nation al Republicans thrown contempt upon them? We have always understood that Mr. Wickliffe and Mr. Daniel voluntarily declined public life ! at the time they did. Generally, moreover, we are sure the charge of the Telegraph on this head cannot be sustained. The Telegraph again tells us that it “ never will support Mr. Clay.” Whether it does or not is perfectly immaterial to us. We do not know that Mr. Clay ever expects or wishes to be a candidate, and we are quite sure that he is not now a candidate any more than Mr. Calhoun is a candidate. But suppose ice, ann me omer opponents of Gen. Jackson’s administration not attached to Mr. Calhoun’s cause, were to say— “ Under no circumstances will we support Mr. Calhoun, or any man who agrees with him in political opinion.”—pray where would the 1 e legraph be? “A miserable minority” would hardly express the attitude in which it would be placed. But the Telegraph finds that we say no such thing. We are conscientious in our opposition to the present bad administration of the government: we are convinced that there is great abuse and corruption, and that reform is absolutely necessary: and believing that Mr. Calhoun, whatever his speculative opinions may be. is an able man, in favor of reform, and capable of conducting the affairs of the govern ment with honor and propriety, if he can be united upon,—we would willingly support him, or any other upright statesman entertaining his political opinions. Let the Telegraph follow the same course and we are content. We will cease, however, this unprofitable ar gument. A calm review, we think, has already softened the Telegraph. The article we have copied above displays no unkind spirit. We reciprocate this state of feeling. It is good for us “ to dwell in unity.” Let us hope, then, that hereafter the Telegraph will be found contend ing, as heretofore, against power and patron age; and that when the time arrives for a choice of some one to succeed the present President, other than the “ heir apparent,” that it will be willing to sacrifice something of the spirit of party on the altar of our common country. Ogden Hoffman, Esq., the District Attorney of New York, has renounced Jaoksonism, as also have other leading members of the party in that city. Mr. Hoffman’s address to the Whig meeting wan a very animated aqd elo quent one, FINE CATTLE. The New York Commercial Advertiser cot* tains the following account of some tine Cattle recently imported by the enterprising grazicu and farmers of the Scioto vailey: “ It seems that at the “ Agricultural Fair and Cattle Show of Ross County Agricultural ciety,” held in Chillicome in October la.-t. a discussion was iiad upon the expediency y?* forming an association for the purpose ol intro ducing English cattle into this countiyby di rect importation. The proposition was favora bly received, and theiequisije funds to justify the undertaking were, in a few hours, subscnb ed. A meeting was subsequently called, and an association organized, to carry it into effect. After some deliberation, it was resolved to em power the President- and Directors to employ an ugent or agents for the purpose, with liberty to control «»nd disburse the funds according to their best judgment and discretion. But previ ous to any definitive action on the subject, let ters were written to the Hon. Henry Clay, and other distinguished individuals, soliciting their opinions upon the course most proper to be par sued. They united in recommending that an intelligent agent be appointed to repair to Eng land, and make the proper selections. This advice was followed, and Mr. Felix Renick was appointed to the trust, to be accompanied by one or two young men, as his Assistants. “They left Chillicothe in January last—em barked in this city in February, and arrived at Liverpool on the 24th of March. After a it mg iug their money transactions they proceeded to the interior, and visited most of the agricultural districts celebrated for raising fine cattle, j “Itmay be proper, in an article of this sort, designed especially for our agricultural road ' ers, to relate the observations made by our wes tern farmers, upon the various races of cattle they examined in different parts of England. ! ‘‘"They were at onetime highly pleased with the long horn or Lancashire breed, distinguish ed from all others by the length of their horns-, the thickness and firm texture ol their hides, close hair, large hoof, with coarse leathery thick necks, and varied in color, with a whit ! streak along the back. i ‘‘Again, the Devonshire cattle were recom mended to their attention, with the bright red color and ring around the eye, fine in bone and i clean in neck, thin-faced and fine in chops, thin skinned, silky in handling, and fine models for the yoke. Again, they were led to view the l Galloway hornless breed—broad on the back ' and loins with hooked bones, projecting knob*, I with bodies beautifully rounded, deep in che t and short in leg—and clean in the chop and neck. —with heavy eye-brows, culm and deter mined look. Thus they moved on, receiving every where the kindest attentions and um>t obliging hospitality} and having seen and weigh ed the “points” of rival breeds, they could act hesitate in giving their preference to the thorf~ horned breed, to v hich we have alluded, as coin ing under our person ll obsi rvation. These are sometimes called the Dutch breed, and arc 1 known in England by a great variety of name?. ! according to the districts where they are raised, such .is Holderness—the Teeswatcr, the York ...hire. Durham, Northumberland. &c. The Teesw'ater, raised in the vale of York, on the river Tees, arc held in the highest estimation, : and ore the true short-horned breed. Bulls and cows of this stock, purchased at great prices, I spread through the north of England and the border counties of Scotland—and of tin? i breed is the present importation. We have ne j ver seen so fine bone, head and reck as tlies* j cattle present:—the hide is thin, chine full, loin I broad, and tbe body throughout well-proper | tioned and comely; the flesh of which is said to I be equal or superior to any other breed. The i cow's are remarkable for yielding a largequnn ! tityof milk, not nnfrequeiitly twenty-four quarts in twenty-four hours, during the grass seasor, and sufficient for making no less than three fir kins of butter during the summer. “ This breed was deemed in many respects best udapted to American soil. Their growth is quite equal, if not superior, to any other breed, their great weight of edible flesh, in proportion to bone and coarse flesh—the facility with whic: they can be fattened, at any age. and to alm^’ any extent, beside being considered the ht-t milkers in England-seemed to give them a de cided preference over all others. Purchase* were accordingly made from the finest speci mens, without reference to cost—giving high as £170 sterling for a hull calf of w months old, and 150 guineas for a yearling hei fer. Eleven were embarked for Philadelphia. the ship Alleghany, and the remaining nine, ei der the charge of the agent in person, were on board the ship Portsmouth, which on the 4 of June, sailed for this city. Having two hur. dred sterrage passengers on board, the cap tain, with a view of avoiding sickness on passage, took what may be called a neither* track; and after much suffering, and eno-un' r ing some heavy blows and rough weather, th rived in this city and landed the animals in t>re condition, on the 26th July—the other divi- ,r having previously reached Philadelphia : safety.” We are much pleased at the public spirit ar. liberality displayed in the purchase of the'"’ ti,: tie. and trust this “experiment” may proven' only profitable to those immediately enga-* in it, but to the whole country. The imprc"*' meat of the stock of cattle is a highly }i;ip^r ant matter. Public attention was arousal an kept alive on this subject in Virginia by the*'* ertionsof the late R. K. Meade, and the Vak’j counties are now famous for their fine cows^ excellent dairies. In lower Virginia tie -ar“' attention has not been turned to the subj- ct Even there, however, of late, gentlemen ha' commenced an improvement, and we trust tr.e laudable efforts may fully succeed. Col.-L Stuart, of Liberty, (King George,) purcb3*f not long since, some valuable cattle from < upper country, and from these we may <*»' to see a great change for the better in the N°rt ern Neck. One of the fine Bulls, of the Pu ham breed, carried dow n to Col. S.’s farm. I since, we believe, been purchased in Ilano^ | so that already the stock is spreading. ' ir?‘ nia, already famous for her breed of horse? ought not to neglect the race of other domes* animals hardly inferior in utility. With the sp rited example of Ohio before her eyes, her a bition should be stirred up. Davis’ Rope Walk.—We mentioned at time Jones’ Point was purchased by Mr. Davis, that it was his intention to erect a M l walk there, and convert the whole Point m place for active industry to exert itself m. - ‘ I then, the Rope-walk has been finished, an