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By EDGAR SNOWDEN. Daily paper - - - - $3 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. CHOLERA. New York, August 13.—The Board of Health report, that since yesterday, at twelve o’clock, there have been reported by Physicians, six deaths and thirteen cases of Cholera. In the Duane-street Hospital, received since yesterday, none; remaining at last report, six; three of which are convalescent, one discharged and two under treatment. Albany, August 13.—There is a decided and gratifying improvement in the health of the city. >Ve have heard of several mild cases, which yielded to the seasonable application of proper remedies. There has been, as far as we cau learn, but one death since that of Mr. Field yes terday morning. Poughkeepsie, August 11.—Sixteen cases had occurred, every one of which had proved fatal. The trustees made a report at 3 o’clock in the afternoon of yesterday, announcing the parti culars, and expressing a belief that the disease U, in a great measure, arrested. Charleston, fKenawlia) Va. Aug. 7.—We have taken some pains to ascertain the whole number of cases of Cholera that have occurred in Charleston, the Salines and their vicinity, since this disease last made its appearance amongst us—and the following is the result. Whole number ot cusses 22, ol which nine have proved fatal. No new* cases, we understand, have occur red during the last three days, and but one since Friday last. The general health of the place is improving and much fewer of premoni tory symptoms occur no* than a few days past. We sincerely hope that this scourge is about to bid adieu to us lor the present season. Riots in Philadelphia.—On Tuesday evening, in the southern part of the town, 've regret to learn that very serious disturbances took place, in which a number of persons were seriously in jured, and some damage done to property. The cause is variously stated; but the true provoca tion we have not been able to ascertain. Early in the evening, a detachment or boys and young men, amounting perhaps to several hundreds, armed with clubs, marched down Se venth street, to the open lot adjoiuing the Hus j pi' < , where they were joined by others. After ( remaining on the lot a short time, as if to con- j cert their plan of operations, they proceeded to j a notorious spot in South street, pcui Ligh.h, I where toe illegal amusement of dying horses is i curried or The building was attacked and.| speednv demolished; anil from the statement of | our informant, it seems that a battle immediate- ! ly took place between the rioters and the blacks i win live in the vicinity. At one time it is sup 1 nosed that four or five hundred persons were' engaged in the conflict, with clubs, brickbats, paving stones, and the materials of the shed in : which the flying horses were kept. The mob then marched down South street tore down the palings of a house occupied by a black family, uur'-t open the doors and obliged t.ie inmates j to fly for their lives. 1 In a similar style they paraded through various streets, Bedford, Mary, and others, in which the blacks are chiefly congregated, com mitting violences of every kind. l’he police : having, about nine o'clock, become sufficiently j strong for confidence, made an attempt to route , the r.oters and capture the ringleaders, when the • tumult became still more appalling. “Down with ! the Police!” was the general cry, and many nfthe city ami county officers were severely, some of them dangerously, hurt. M’Lane, of the conn-; ty M Lane, Manderfield, Bownenhower, and i others received much injury. Herren, one of1 the police, was so dangerously wounded, that on Tuesday night it was supposed he would not [ survive until morning. A number of special t constables were sworn in by Squire Loughead, ] who displayed greut courage and activity, rush ■ inginto the centre of the rioters, and captur ing about eighteen of the most conspicuous — They suffered however severely, being obliged to fitfht their way through the mob to and from the office. Mr. Loughead was enabled alone to detain the captives by a Judicious hint of means more effectual than clubs or maces. The sight: of the weapons was sufficiently alarming to ( keep eighteen men quiet before him. They j were committed, being unable to procure the bail athosand dollars each, which was required, j It was ascertained, that with one or two excep tions the prisoners were from a distant part of the town. Several negroes were taken on the: citv side, and committed next morning by the Mayor. At about 11 o’clock quietness was res- ■ tored. . . , _ . An eye witness to the whole affair assures us that its aspect was terrific, for sometime, and Threatened results fully as extensive as those! which took place lately in New York. Many j , ;ons must have received serious injuries, •1 have not been heard of.—Pennsylvanian.: jf Charlestovn. near Boston.—It is with ? we find the annexed paragraph in Ui. Patriot nf yesterday morning. I „• rution to the gross, brutal andcri-j nv.niii .viii »••• ;u ;-e recorded, was, we presume, t*;e st *i y p. ; * r*h hv the Mercantile Journal of. ro.c.oii. >f fl». mysterious disappearance of a nun. it stoiy *>• ce ascertained to befuise;—and j for vvinch, therefore, the Journal ttvat first pub- ; fished’t has, by the consequences resulting from its publication, incured a painful responsibility. We have no language to express our abhor rence of *ho soii .t, now so frequently displayed, j in this country boasting of its attachmant to or j Ucr and law. of mob violence; and are more and more persuaded that until some bloody ex amples are made, it will not be subdued. We shall look with solicitude for the arrival of to morrow’s mail from Boston, in order to be in formed of tne safety of the inmates of the Con vent. Meanwhile, we believe with undoubting ' confidence, that in New England at least, such , outrages will be most certainly and severely punished.—A- ^• Amer. Postcript —Riot at Charlestovn.—The alarm of fire last night about 11 o’clock was from the burning of several tar barrels in Charlestown, j doubtless with the view of attracting persons, from this city and vicinity, to join in an attack on the Ursuiine Convent. | The attack was commenced with disgraceful. shouts,and by broking the windows with stones; but up to 12 o’clock the work did not appear to proceed with much vigor, and it is probable the | rioters desisted, although there did not appear to be any peace officers present. Quarter past 1 o'clock, A. Af.—Our anticipa tions were incorrect. The Convent is completely wrapped in flames. The occupants probably escaped from the f ury of the flames, if they did from that of the mob. Since the above was in type, the following let ter from Bishop Fenwick to the father of t e young lady, whose rumored disappearance leu to the outrage, has been put into our hands tor publication. By this it will be seen, that she left the Convent in a moment of delirium, had been brought back safely, and was gradually reco vering her reason and health. Hei parents residents in this city, and her brother is in ■Bos ton and the statement that the friends of the young lady had called for her at the Convent and could not find her, is, we are authorized to say, is wholly unfounded.—Ar. *• Amer. Boston, July 31, 1834. Dear Sir: Vour son, Thomas, will h^ve un doubtedly already informed you of the debilita ted state of mind in which your daughter Eliza beth has been since last Sunday, and the tem Dorary derangement which ensued, occasioned, as the physician reports, by a violent fit of hys terics. While this lasted she left the Convent in her dress of a religious, and went to a neigh bour’s house, from which she was conveyed by said neighbour, to the house of one of the pa-; rents of the children whom she had formerly in structed in the Convent, where she remained until your son and myself went thither and brought her back to the Convent on Tuesday evening. 1 need not describe to you the uneasi ness of mind and dreadful anxiety under which we labored whilst she continued absent from the Convent. This you can more easily conceive than I can express. But, thank God! she ap pears now quite composed, and in a short time will be quite well again. I saw her yesterday after the physician had left her, and found her again rational, and considerably better in health. She appears quite amazed at the step she had taken, and does not know how to ac count for it. I trust that in a few days more she will be herself again, and perfectly recov ered. 1 remain, with respect, your ob’t servant, B. Fenwick, Bp. Sgn. Correct your Errors.—Somewhere it is writ ten that the very hardest words to pronounce in the English language are these—1 have done It requires a much greater mind to confess the mistakes and errors that ate incident to I frail humanity than it does to continue in the ' practice of wrong,long after the conviction of the error has been brought home to the understand ing . . ! Unless we sometimes change our opinions we shaM never correct a single error of our lives; und that all have erred ant! gone out of the way neeus not onr humble assertion to qualify its —it is written in the strong and emphatic language of Holy Writ, and is graven on the ta bles of every heart and every memory. The man who subdues his prejudices and thus conquers himself, has wrought a victory over his worst and most powerful enemy. No mat ter how humble and obscure the lot or the life of the individual who comes boldly out upon the w orld with a frank confession of his errors, that individual can never fail under such circum stances to command the admiration of every pure heart: lm exhibits a greatness of soul which the conquerors of the earth have very sel dom possessed; procures himself a solace for the most trying afflictions of his mortal career, and a convolution that will sustain him firmly in the dark hour of his dissolution. When Colonel Washington was stationed at Alexandria, in 17.'>4. there was an election for members of the Assembly, when Mr. W. Payne opposed the candidate supported by Washing ton. In the course of the contest, Washington grew warm, and said something offensive to Mr. Payne, who at one blow- extended him on the ground. The regiment heard that their Colonel was murdered by the mob, and they were soon under arms, and in rapid motion to the town to inflict punishment on the supposed murderers. To their great joy, he came out to meet them, thanking them for such a proof of attachment, but conjuring them by their love for him, and their duty, to return peaceably to their barracks. Feeling himself to be the ag gressor, he resol veil to make honorable repa ration. Early next morning he wrote a polite note to Mr. Payne, requesting to see him at the tavern. Payne repaired to the place appointed, in expectation of a duel, but what wras his sur prise to see wine and glasses in lieu of pistols. Washington rose to meet him, and smiling as he offered his hand, began, “ Mr. Payne, to err is nature; to rectify error is glory. 1 be lieve I was wrong yesterday; you have al ready had some satisfaction, and if you deem that sufficient here is my hand, let us be friends.” An act of such suolime virtue produced its pro per effect, and Mr. Payne was from that mo ment an enthusiastic admirer of Washington. | Among the items of foreign intelligence by the late arrivals, is one relating to the recogni tion ofSouth American Independence by Spain. The London papers contain a correspondence between Mr. Van Ness, our Minister at the Spa nish Court, and the Spanish Minister Martinez de la Rosa, which explains the present position of the parties on that subject. It seems that Mr. Van Ness was instructed, on the accession of the young Queen, to repeat to the new government the representation made to its predecessor, of the anxiety felt in the United States for “ an amicable and satisfactory adjustment” between ! Spain and her former Colonies, by a recogni tion of their independence upon “ honorable and j advantageous terms.” The answer oi'M. de !i Rosa states his own personal agency in endeavoring to bring about this desirable event, ten years since, and assures the American Minister of the willingness of the government of the Queen Regent to treat with South American Commissioners. Instructions have been accordingly given to the Spanish Mi nisters in Foreign Courts,—especially at Paris and London,—to receive and grant every faci lity and guarantee to such Commissioners. The recognition of South /American indepen dence is thus likely to be delayed no longer than is required for the settlement of the treaties. Baltimore American. J.a Fayette's grave.—Where rest the mortal remains of Lafayette? He was interred in the garden of the house No. 15, of the street of Picpus. This house is oc cupied as a Young Ladies’ Boarding School, under the direction of the Ladies of St. Sacra ment To reach the place w’here repose the re mains of Lafayette it is necessary to traverse a large yard, then enter a vast enclosure, bor dered on the southern side by a beautiful avenue of lindens (tilleuls.) Then follow this shaded al ley until, near its extremity, you turn into ano ther enclosure more narrow, which leads you to the gate of the Cemetery. This Cemetery is 10 metres (32 8 10 English/«er)wide, and 50 me trea (164 fcelEugtUlt) in length. Anstley dieidw it into two parts, and each part is <llvl<l<!<i to one hundred sepulchres, belonging to as m - ^In^this^Cemetery are some beautiful monu ments. The sepulchre of the Lafeyettefamily which is the most simple, it also the last_a - bottom of the Cemetery, in the angle forme y the junction of the walls of the south. Two tremely modest grave stones may bere mark . The first, on which there is no inscription, co vers the ashes of Madame Lafayette, and under the second reposes Virginia Lafayette, da g ter of the General, and who died the wife of Lasteyrie Dusaillant, as is shewn by the> inscrip tion. The body of the General has been inter red by the side of Madame Lafayette. A small hillock of earth newly dre&sed, and of a certain color, indicates that it is there where reposes ah that now remains to us of that venerable citi that France (the world) has lost. 1 he earth which forms the hillock was brought from rica.— Le Courier Francois,May dl, From Madeira.-The brig Luna,atNew York, from Madeira, brings information that tne is and had finally surrendered to the government of Don Pedro, after considerable opposition, and some bloodshed on the part of the Miguelites in the western part. ' From Canton.—By the arrival of the Pioneer, we are in receipt of the Canton Register of the 11 th of March—one week Inter than before re ceived. It mentions the arrival of the Ameri can vessel Becket, on the 5th of that month from the Sandwich Islands, which she lelt on the 13th of January. A most favorable account is given of the prosperity of the lattei. 1 bey are reported to be fast rising into importance in the rank of kingdoms,—are settled by about 500 American ami English families with vari ous branches of commerce, which are already flourishing, and others springing forth m quick succession.—V. Y. Com. From the West Indies.-We are in possession of a file of the St. Lucia Gazette to the Pth ot Tulv which also contains advices from Antigua of a’late date. It seems, however, as il the peo ple of the West Indies could think of nothing, and write of nothing, but the (now past) eman cipation of the blacks. It is very evident, not withstanding their efforts to conceal it, that ve ry serious apprehensions are entertained. A motion had been made in the Assembly of An tigua to proclaim martial law. for a limited time before and after the first of August, with a view of ‘‘preserving undisturbed the tranquility ol the island.” The motion however was lost, and the Editor asks, in relation to the blacks, what Mrs. Croaker did, in respect to threats against her husband—“Can any thing be more absurd than to double our distress by our appielien sionsf”—JV. V. Com. From Miramiehi.—From this place we have the Gleaner, published there, to the 31st ultimo. Great havoc had been recently made bv a hre in the woods, near that place, on the north-west branch of the river. Its extent is not stated. nor is it probable that it bore any considerable proportion to the terrible fire in that region a few years ago. ... .. I Nova Scotia is represented to be, in respect to , her pecuniary affairs, in a most melancholy con ! dition. The distress commenced about eigh-; teen month ago, ami since then, and especially within the last few months, the failures have been numerous and increasing. Mercantile houses that had enjoyed the most extensive credit.^ had sunk under the disasters of the times; ana the banks, not knowing Whom they could trust with safety, could afford but little relief. Debts could not be collected, and business of every kind at a stand. Fish, the staple, had fallen from 5 to 106d.—cheaper than it Is sold at Newfoundland. AH other ai tides depressed in proportion. The editor suggests to the capatalists in the States to go thither and speculate to advantage. b .V. >. Cum. The frequency of balloon "ascensions—espe cially when the interest is magnified by the ad ditional charm of seeing a child or a w oman dashed to pieces—seems to us any thing but a cause of congratulation. As an aid to science, a;rostation has thus far been an absolute nullity, and not particularly deserving of encourage ment. But curiosity will have its way. Spec tacles will attract crowds; and when crowds are present to sympathize, men will be brave, whe ther on the scaffold or in the car of a balloon. [JV V. Amer. ! Anecdote.—A friend of ours, a young physi-1 cian, was about being married. The minister j announced as is usual, immediately before the i sermon, that Doctor-and Miss-intend - I ed marrage, and then in a very audible voice gave out his text—“ They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick”—to the 1 infinite amusement of his tittering congregation. Whether the lady most interested was present the deponent saith not.— Independent Inquirer. Shoemakers—v>hy called Cordwainers—CorA-, wainf*rs or cordineers is the term ''•hereby the 1 statutes denominate shoemakers. The word is ftirnied from the French cordonnier, a kind of leather brought from Cordova, whereof they ( formerly made the upper leather of their shoes, j Others derive it from corderope, because an- j ciently. shoes were made of cord, as they are still in some parts of Spain, under the name of: Alpnvates. _ i NEW GOODS. JOHN H. BRENT has just received a fresh supply of New Goods, consisting in part of Calicoes, Ginghams, Cambrics Checked Muslins, Plain and fig’d Swiss do Book do Scots Lawn Irish Linen, Silesia Sheeting. Diapers Table Cloths, Fine Flannel, Fur Dimity Vestings, Italian Lustrings Black and col’d Crapes, Gloves Silk f Cotton Hose, white Satin f Florence Patent Pins. Footing, 4-1 Bobinett Corded Skirts, extra super Shirtings Plaids, Checks, Linen Cambric Hdkfs Fancy Hdkfs, Veils With a variety of other Goods, which will be sold CHEAP. _ ang 4-eo2w MADEIRA WINE. Pipes Consisting of Sercial, Tinto 3 halfpipes ' luico. finf ; Burgundy, Grape Juice, fine 30 qr do j old London Particular, arid 33 half qr do J a few casks of “ extra good’’ old London Particular Madeira Wine. The above mentioned Wines are from the well and favorably known house of J. Howard, March & Co. who state that this collection of Wines is equal to any ever sent to the port of Alexandria. For sale on accommodating terms. 8 mo 5—eo7t PHINEAS JANNEY. G SARATOGA WATER, ENUINE.from Congress Spring, for sale by 8th mo 13 WILLIAM STABLER. Capture of a gang of Counterfeiters in Arkan sas Territory.—We 'have been favored by a friend with a perusal of a letter from the mouth of the Arkansas, dated the 9th ultimo, from which we are permitted to publish the following extract: “ A few days since a party of counter feiters were taken in McClain’s Settlement, near the Cut Off from White river to the Arkansas. The counterfeiters made fight, and commenced bv firing at the party who were in pursuit of them. The pursuers returned the fire, and several shots were exchanged on both sides; but happi ly none of the pursuing party were killed or wounded. Of the counterfeiters, one was kil led, by the name of Lively. Another one by the name of Tipton was badly wounded. They took the celebrated Early prisoner, and have him now in irons at the Port of Aikansas. There is a good deal of fever about here. V Y. Keening Post. EDUCATION. YOUNG LADIES’ ACADEMY, IJNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SISTERS OF CHARITY. fflHE exercises of the Young Ladies’ Acade^ I my, under the direction of the Sisters of Charity, will be resumed on Monday, the 18th instant. . , A. „ The course of instruction embraces the Eng lish and French Languages, Orthography, Heading, Grammar. Rhetoric, Composition, Writing, Practical and Theoretical Arithmetic, Algebra, Book Keeping, Ancient and Modern Geography, with the use of Maps and Globes; Mythology, Sacred and Profane History, Natu ral Philosophy, Astronomy, Chemistry, Botany, Music, Drawing, Painting on Velvet, Oriental Tinting Mezzotinto, Japanning, Bronzing, Transferring, Ebony and Wax-work, Plain and Ornamental Needlework, Embroidery. Each department is subdivided into classes, to suit the capacity, age, and proficiency of the young ladies. Terms, for day scholars, from 83 00 to 8S 00 Extra charges: Music, per quarter, - - * $10 00 French, do Drawing, do ... - 5 00 Painting on velvet, with oil colors, - 5 00 For complete knowledge of wax work 10 00 Mezzotinto, Bronzing, Japanning, Trans ferring, Oriental Tinting, Ebony, and Embroidory, each - - 5 00 For Board and Tuition, exclusive of extra branches, 8120 per annum. Bed and Bedding, if supplied by the institu tion, 88 per annum. Board and Tuition, payable quarterly in ad vance, 830. Visitors are requested to call at 8 o’clock in the morning, and from 4 to 0 in the afternoon. aug 14—eu3t__ Alexandria femal boarding school. rpHE MISSES MUIRS, grateful for the con i JL tinued and liberal patronage of the public | towards the School under their charge, would take this method oi giving notice that the Suin i mer vacation will terminate on the last duj of I August; and that, as they are making arrange I ments to secure the constant services of another I competent assistant, they shall then bo prepared i for the reception of an additional number both ' of day scholars and ot boarders. | The brunches taught in this School compre hend all that are generally deemed important to 1 a solid, useful, polite, and ornamental educa tion; and the mode of instruction such a= to se cure this object in the pleasantest and easiest way, and in the shortest space of time. Besides the common branches of Reading. Writing, Arithmetic, Grammar. Geogiuphy, Rueioric, Philosophy, Chemistry. Composition, Painting, Ornamental Wax, and Needle work, to which they attend themselves, and which—except Painting and Wax-work, which is an addition al charge - is 85 per quarter; there is taught Music on the Piano and Guitar, by Mr. Carusi, 818 00 French, by Mr. Guegan, frgm France, - 6 00 Drawing, by Mr. Gibson, - • - - 6 00 Hebrew. Greek, and Latin, by the Rev. Elias Harrison,.5 00 who also ha s the general superintendence of the whole School, and three times a week carefully examines it on all flic higher branches ol study. For a small additional compensation, the pupils have the privilege of attending during the win ter on the Philosoplrcal and Chemical Lectures of Mr. Benjamin Hallowed, who possesses an extensive and excellent Apparatus, adapted to all the purposes both of illustration and experi ment. Boarding alone is 8100 per annum, paid quar terly in advance; each pupil finding her own bedding. The situation is pleasant and airy; and no attention is wanting, to preserve both the health and the moral of the young ladies entrusted to their care. Alexandria, August 2, 1834—2aw2w&w2w_ ~boa1rding~and“i7ay SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES. MISS MARGARET M. COLEMAN will, • on the 1st of September, at her residence on the east side of Washington street, be tween Prince and Duke streets, open a SCHOOL for tile instruction of Young Ladies in the vari ous branches of an English Education. She will endeavor to follow out the most improved systems in teaching which have been adopted or recommended, aiming to make her pupils well and practically acquainted with all that they learn. To inculcate correct moral princi ples, leaving to parents the entire direction of j religious views, will be her duty and -her incli nation. The tpxt books used in the School will I be those from the pens of the first scholars, and I found, from experience, best adapted to answer . the great end of acquiring knowledge. Music, French, Spanish, and Italian, Draw-' ing and Painting, will be taught by highly com [ petent masters. It is not thought necessary, in an advertise ment, to go into a detailed prospectus of the course of studies, &c. to be pursued. Reference can be made to Wm. L. Hodgson and Edgar Snowden, Esqs. for any information that may be desired. Terms: Board and Tuition, in all the English branch es. $150 per annum, bed and bedding furnished by the pupil; or #160, and every thing provided, washingincluded; payable quarterly in advance. Tuition for Day Scholars, from $4 to $7 per quarter, according to their advancement. Music - - - 818 per quarter French, Spanish, <L Italian, each, 6 do Drawing and Painting - 5 do Alexandria, August 5, 1834—eotf LOAF SUGAR. STARCH, AND SHOT. JUST received per sloop Union, from Phila delphia, and for sale by the subscribers, A further supply of Loaf Sugar 40 boxes Starch, and 160 bags Shot, assorted sizes aug 13 A. C. CAZENOVE & CO. ALEXANliKlA: SATURDAY >RNING, AUG. 16, 1834. Ll; CT10NS. Kentucky.—A gerv .e:n an who left Lexington on the third day «>I t'" election, bays that lit* saw a handbill contain*!;‘r the res.*.It of the se cond day’s voting in Le- n r and Moore s di> trict. Letcher (Whig) v > three hvndrtd and fifty-fit* ahead ot Moore, and the third day would probably' inet ease majority to 4.)0. Gentlemen who arr* ed in < tdelphia Irotn Kentucky speak of great cb-" * in fa*'o*‘ of the Whig party in many eonaM *f which they passed. Indiana.—The returns of the . . e’*-ction begin to come in, and, thus far, ther co is...ex ion is altogether favorable to the Whig cause. A Governor of the State is this year elected, and that serves to give additional interest t.» the contest, and to bring out the voters. X. Noble, Esq. is the Whig candidate, and J. G. Read that of the Jackson party. The Ia*t num ber of the Republican Banner, published in Ma dison, Indiana, contains the following items; Jeffekson county—For Governor: Noble, 1021; Read, 689. Majority tor Noble, 332. Switzerland, (Vevay Township)—Noble, 414; Read, 119. Johnson county, (Edinburg Township)—No ble, S4; Read, 12. Bartholomew county, (Columbus Township) —Noble, 463; Read, 131. We have also received the returns from Union county. The vote for Governor stands: For Noble, ... 7G9 For Read, - - * 559 North Carolina.—We have no news relative to the elections in this State. ! The Republic at St. James!—Below we have | an account of the youth who now represents the | republic at St. James’s! The account is from the correspondence of the Albany Evening ! Journal, written by W. H. Seward, now of the ! Senate of New York, and is in all respects enti I tied 10 the fullest cued it and consideration. The business of the morning after our arrival I was to deliver our letters. According to cu? I tom. we visited in person the Charge d’Affaires. by w hom our Government is represented at the i court of St. James. We found the residence of ! Mr. Vail in a fashionable part of the west end of the town. No republican could complain ot the dt facto minister's economy, although lie might of his taste, in selecting his apartment? over the shop of a Court Tailor. A valet re ceived our letters and cards, und returned with directions to show us into the presence of Mr. Aaron Vail.—Vte were received by a young t man of middle stature and dark complexion. , who spoke English with so marked a French accent, that we doubted whether the gentleman were the Charge himself or a Secretary. He hud forgotten how to give the cordial shake of the hand which we thought was familiar to all our countrymen. He was attended by an American youth of twenty, who graciously lounged in a damask covered arm chair, and displayed an imposing pair of musfuchios. The room was well furnished and decorated with a fine collection of pictures and other ornament?. The conversation was cold and formal. It in dicated on the part ofthe representative scarce ly any interest in his native country. Nor did he dwell upon the polities of the Court at which he resides or any of the interesting questions which agitate the political circles on the conti nent. Had not our friends who furnished us letter? been kind enough to send them to us open had they not been written in a spirit calcula ted to elicit all the kindness he had in his com position, we would have inferred from what seemed to us the coldness of our reception, that they had contained some sinister caution against extending to us much courtesy. We took a formal leave, and returned to our lodging, contrasting the reception given us by the Chat f* at London, upon whom courtesy towards u countrymen, is enjoined ns an official duty, * it 1 the hearty and unstinted welcome we bad **x^ perienccd from the hands of Mr. Miller, as wci as from Mr. Alexander Thompson, a native •* Scotland, the American Consul at Glasgow. Homicide.—On Thursday night last, aboutu o’clock, a lad named Robert Jackson w as shot at and killed, on one of our wharves, by a man, named Harry Fry, the property of Mr John Athey, of Occoquan, Virginia. From what we hear of the circumstance?. ■ appears that Jackson and the man had sow dispute up in the town; that they came dowa l*' gether to the long boats lying in the dock. Ladds’ Steam Mill, on board one of which t! - man was employed; that the negro threaten* Jackson with instant death if he advanced f-11 ther; and that, upon Jackson’s advancing, seized a loaded gun, and when but a few p*w off discharged its whole contents into his giving him a most horrid wound. Jackson I* and soon afterwards expired. The deed ua> committed within the sight and hearing of ma ny persons, who immediately arrested the u|a,‘ and carried him before a magistrate. Aft' i hearing he was fully committed for trial a. t next term of the Court. The friends of Mr. Van iiuren in Virginia making the greatest exertions throughout t State to defeat the re election of Mr. Leigh the Senate of the United States. The plan j' the campaign, as at present developed, get up instructions to the Delegates, and h-' them privately circulated and signed, f111’ ; neither a manly nor a correct mode ofprot** ing. But we have not the least idea that t efforts will be successful. We cannot belief that Virginia can be Van Bureniztd., till *e the fact. ■Perceiving how strenuously, ho*'"' these exertions are in operation, we trust other side will be equally as active. General Ash is to be the Jackson candid* for the third Congressional District of vania in opposition to Col. Watmough, the ■ * candidate and the present member. Here be a hard fought battle.