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By EDGAR SNOWDEN._ T ERMS. Daily paper - - • - $3 per annum. Country paper - - - 5 per annum. The ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE for the coun try is printed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sftturusy* All advertisements appear in both papers, and are inserted at the usual rates. The Floating Salute.—The steamboat Ohio, with the miniature Constitution frigate, arrived here this morning, agreeably to arrangement, and after saluting the city, proceeded to the foot of Canal street, where the frigate was received by a procession and carried through various streets, as specified in the programma, to Ma sonic Hall. It was then elevated upon a plat form prepared for its reception some 20 or 30 feet from the ground, immediately in front of The Hall, where it still remains. The cruise or theiittie frigate is represented to have been eve ry way prosperous. She was every where re ceived with the most enthusiastic greetings, and in many places responded to by salutes ofaitil lery. the following is an account of her recep tion at Albany, taken from the Albany Evening Journal:—xV. Y. Jour, of Com. This has been a day of joy and enthusiasm. The triumph in Ohio was nobly achieved and has been gloriously celebrated. New York and Albany have mingled their congratulations up on an occasion so grateful to each and to both. The Whig spirit of till our citizens has been fill ed with high and patriotic emotions. We have hailed the victory in that Q,ueen of the \V est, Otiio, as the harbinger of a still more decisive victory in our own Empiie State. At day-break this morning, the steamboat Ohio, Captain Bartholomew, was discovered abreast of the city, gaily decorated with the Em blems of Victory and Liberty, and bringing the beautiful WHIG FRIGATE CONSTITUTION, with her banners afloat, and manned by her gal lant Crew, many of whom were with Hull a«id Decatur in their glorious Victories over the Guerriere and Java. At 9 o’clock the Albany Committee went on board the Ohio, amid the cheers of the multi tude which thronged the Docks. At 10 the Frigate landed, when the Heavens again reverberated with animating shouts. A Procession, under the direction of Col. Groes beck, formed immediately and escorted the Frigate through our principal streets to the City Hall, where S. DeWitt Bloodgood, Esq. on be halfof the Albany Committee, gave a hearty, enthusiastic and eloquent VV F.LCOME 10 OUR NEW-YORK FRIENDS, which was re plied to. on behalf of the Ncw-York Commit tee, by Mr Daniel Seymour, Esq. in terms alike warm, eloquent and exciting. Mr. Wells, of •tv New-York Committee, was also called for • •id addressed the meeting w ith great point and ••»wer. During these interchanges of patriotic joy, the .» «te poim*4 her broadsides in honor :ne occasion, and the thousands whothrong . ,| ? ,h Hall, filled the air with the most anlma »n»g elvers. Ag ain the Procesion formed and escorted the k mgate through State, South Pearl and Lydius erects, to the Ohio. O i no former occasion have we witnessed • spectacle more joyous and grateful to pa triotism. On no occasion have we witnessed such demonstrations of DEVOTION TO THE CONSTITUTION. Our streets were alive with fkeemex—men in whose bosoms the N\ big fii*»s are daily burning higher and brighter. All was joy and enthusiasm, tempered by order and sobriety. We learn that the progress of the Ohio, up the Hudson was a perpetual triumph. The en tire banks, on either side of the river, were vo cal with congratulatory acclamations. Every village extended its warm welcome—every c tnnon uttered its jov, and every hill kindled its beacon fire. From New York to Albany every uncollared Elector, with united and determined zeal, has pledged his best efforts, in the coming conflict, to redeem bis much wronged and long enslaved state, from Van Buren’s Regency and Marcy’s Mortgage. Extract of a.letter from New York, dated October 31. We were never in better spirits than now, re garding the coming Election, and are preparing for the “ glorious three days” of next week with ardour. Look at our Vigilance Committee in the 7lh Ward—Noah almost swears he will not publish it, such is its length. We are in a con stant slate of excitement, raising liberty poles, and getting up Ward meetings, &c. To-night we look for Hoffman and King in the 7th Ward. We do not expect to attend to any business until after next week. To the Editor of the New York American. Trenton, Oct. 30, 1834. A joint meeting of both houses of the Legis- j lature of New Jersey was held this day, for the \ appointment of State and County officers, when the following State officers were appointed, viz: Peter D. Vroom. (Jackson,) re-elected Gover nor without opposition. Garret D. Wall, (Jackson,) elected United States Senator, from 4th March next, vice The odore Frelinghuysen, (4\ hig.) 35 votes to 28. Gabriel Ford, (Whig,) re-elected Associate Judge of the Supreme Court without opposition. The County officers, such as Clerks, Surro gates, Judges of the Peace, &c. whose commis sions were about expiring, were re-appointed, if Jackson, and new ones added thereto; but if Whig, they were superseded, or their appoint ments postponed, by a party vote, 35 to 2S. Trial of Lieut. Babbitt.—This officer, it is well known, has been upon his trial before a Court Martial at the Navy Yark at Charlestown, upon charges made against him by Captain Jes se D. Elliott, commander of the yard. The tri al closed yesterday. His defence, which was conducted by Charles G. Loring, Esq , is said to have been a most masterly effort. We are happ> to learn that a copv of all the proceed ings has been taken which will be laid before the public after the decision of the Court is made known. So lively is the interest felt by our citi ' zens in this matter, that it is said a purse of five mud red dollars has been made up and will be tendered to Lieut. B. to enable him to defray the pynen.ses incident to the investigation; txpens cs which, cannot fall- short of half his annual compensation.— Boston Atlas. Mudie says, “ Birds never sing in sorrow. They scream when in fear or in pain, and those that are in the habit of watching have a peculiar warning cry: but there is tins much of charm in the songs of birds, independently of their music, jbat they are always songsjof pleasure.” Getting Spilt.—Yesterday, about fifteen large j axen were driven on board one of the steam ferry boats at Market street, with a view of be ing taken across the river. While they were cogitating upon their new mode of locomotion, one of the animals broke the bar at the side of the boat, and fell overboard. The situation 01 the luckless animal excited the sympathies of his fellow travellers, who incontinently rushed over the side of the boat and shared his wate ry accommodations. Twelve of the noble fel lows turned their faces tow’ards the island which they soon reached, and three were drawn up at the slip. The question of freight, we suppose,, will be left to some court of admiralty. U. S. Gazette. The increase of W ool in the United States for the last two or three years, has been estima ted at the rate of 20 per cent per annum. The J amount of Wool raised last year and brought into market, was about sixty millions of pounds—this year it is probably seventy-five millions, and next year it will be ninety. Eng land produces lbO millions pounds annually, and as all her grazing lands are taken up, she cannot be expected to produce much more. She imports on an average 20 millions from Ger many, and 10 from Spain. The United States then, at the present rate of increase, will soon take the lead in amount and verv probably in quality, and with so vast a ter ritory adapted for sheep grazing will become the great wool market of the world. Moore's Price Current. From Guayaquil.—A letter to a mercantile house in this city, dated at Guayaquil, August 17th, says—“ This place unfortunately has been the theatre of revolution and civil war, for some months past; and to add to these dreadful calamities, a pestilence, during the rainy sea son, of an alarming extent; but we rejoice to say the war is over, and the city is restored to its wonted health. Commerce begins to revive.” N. Y. Com. From Lisbon.— C’apt. Manson, of the Barque Leonidas, from Lisbon, states that every thing was quiet on the 19th September. Don Pe dro’s affairs in this world were nearly wound up. He was in the last stage of dropsy, and his death is daily expected.—JV. Y. Amer. The Post Office Committee.—We understand that the Post Office Committee of the Senate, charged with the duty of making further inves tigations in regard to the unparalleled corrup tions of the Post Office Department, under tne administration of Jackson, Kendall, Barry, Cobbett & Co., is about to hold a session in this city. Apartments for that purpose, have been taken at the American Hotel, and Mr. Ewing, of Ohio, has arrived. The committe, we are informed, are to assemble on Tuesday. New York Com. Speaking of old Mr. Parsons reminds us of a story. When he first engaged in navigation, he kept a ship chandlery and grocery at the head of Hancock’s wharf, (it’s Boston we are speaking of) and had fitted out three schooners loaded with American produce for the West In dies, which, with his stock in store, constituted all his property. For fitting out these vessels he became considerably in debt, and as they had been long absent without being heard from, it was supposed they were lost. The tradesmen found it inconvenient to wait longer for their pay, and were at length clamorous. Mr. P., whose cash was expended, dealt out most of his goods to his creditors. There was one black smith, however, to whom he was considerably in the arrears, but who never mentioned to him the subject of his debt. Mr. P. called upon, and told him if he ever expected to be paid, to come and receive his quota of goods, as it would soon be too late. “Never mind that,” said Y'ulcar., “ I am not worried, if you are not.”— A short time afterwards, one cold winter morn ing, Mr. P. was roused from his slumbers by a loud knocking at his door, and on popping his head out of the window, he saw his friend of the bellows. “Mr. Parsons,” said he, “I be lieve that is one of your schooners just this side of the castle.” lie lost no time in throwing on his clothes and repairing to the wharf, and to his joy found the blacksmith’s suspicions cor rect. She had arrived with a return cargo of gold and silver, having sold all her produce at a great profit. In less than forty-eight hours the other two arrived under similar circumstances. This was the foundation of the great fortune which he afterwards accumulated. It is need less to say that the blacksmith was paid to his heart’s content—and, more than that, on the re turn of each annual thanksgiving, till the end of Mr. P.’s life, his family was presented with a box of raisins and a barrel of flour. Such was the character of that eminent merchant, Ebe nezer Parsons.—New York Com. Adp. An Arrival extraordinary.—On board the brig YYril!iam Tell, arrived yesterday from Tangiers, is a large male lion, and two jet black stud horses, presented by the Emperor of Morocco to the Government of the United States, in 1833, through our Consul, Mr. Leib. The YY’illiam Tell has also on board some rams, from the plains of Zellah, at the north foot of the A*tlas Mountains. From the cross of this breed the merino sheep is said to have proceeded. N. Y. Cuur. Disgraceful.—We understand that a mob, led on by several individuals, amopg whom were seen three or four persons who aspire to be leading tories in this city, proceeded down Fifth street last night, between 10 and 11 o’clock, to the house of Wiliam Pillman, an honest and worthy Irish citizen, which they entered, and committed a scries of the most disgraceful out rages upon his person and property. Several persons in the house at the time—and among them a large number of our Irish citizens—were knocked down with bludgeons and were obliged to fly in order to preserve their lives. It ap pears that the object of the mob was to punish Mr. Pillman for consenting to have a public meeting held at his house of our Irish fellow citizens friendly to the Whig cause. A large and enthusiastic meeting w as in pursuance of the previous notice, held there in the former part of the evening, which seems to have caused this outrage.— Troy (A7. Y.) Whig. Judge Durall of the Supreme Court.—In our last we copied an article from the New York Commercial, which stated that it was the inten tion of Judge Duvall to resign his seat upon the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States. This report is confirmed by a gentle man who has recently conversed with the judge upon the subject. The reasons assigned for this act are his advanced age and the infirmi ties consequent thereon—particularly a partial deafness, which much impairs his usefulness, and, in some measure, disqualifies him for a proper discharge ol his judicial functions. Frederick (Md.) Herald. Fire.—We regret to learn that the extensive stable belonging to Mr. Benjamin Blackford, near Luray.Page counly, (Va.) was consumed by fire on Tuesday night last, and 16 or 17 v luable work horses, with all their geanng an other appurtenances, perished in the names.-— The loss to that estimable and enterprizing gen tleman, occasioned by this sad calamity, mus be very heavy, particularly in the present situa tion of his business; his extensive works at Isa bella furnace being in a full operation, and his new works in Powell’s Fort nearly ready to go into blast. The value of the property consum ed is estimated at two thousand dollars, exclu- ] sive of the building. The night was calm, and but for that fortunate circumstance, much other property would doubtless have been des troyed.—Sentinel of the I alley. La Fayette's Correspondence— The extensive correspondence of La Fayette will probably be published. It w ill doubtless present a great va riety of pleasing and instructive reading. >V e are not disposed to think that any new devel opements in American affairs will be made by the publication. The indefatigable assiduity of Mr. Sparks in hunting materials for his edition of Washington’s works, and his life of Gover neur Morris, induces us to believe that he has patiently examined the La Fayette collection, and selected whatever might illustrate any pro minent event in our early history. The numer ous letters addressed by Mr. Jefferson to La Fayette, have also been published; nut we De believe that a rich stock remains. It will pre sent many details of the origin and progress of the first great French Revolution, which cannot (ail to be interesting. Probably no politician of any age or country ever maintained such a va ried correspondence as that of Lafayette must have been. He was on the stage of active life more than 50 years; and bore a prominent part in two of the most important revolutions re corded in history. Ilis sphere of action lay at points widely diverse from each other; and tie was alike the associate and coadjutor of the greatest actors in Europe and America. The time at which he lived, was prolific of great men; probably more so than any other period. It embraced the days of Chatham, Burke, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Fox, the younger Pitt, Mirabeau, Necker, and all the most distinguished living names. He was brought into contact, directly or remotely, w ith all of them; and for long periods of time. We would thus expect a rich entertainment from the promised work; while we trust that his friends will makesuch a selection as will confirm the affection of his ancient associates, and keep down the host of vampires that delight to haunt the grave of eminent men.—Norfolk Heacon. Halleck.—We give below a pretty poem from this writer. In common with Dwight Bryant, Percival. and Brainerd, he uttered his first notes on the banks of the Connecticut. !t is said that liberty has built her abode in mountains, and places inaccessible by the votaries of sloth and pleasure; and it would seem that poesy haunts the stream that flows through vales crowned with fertility and smiling with beauty. We have seen most of the fine views of American scenery from the Roanoke to the Ohio, and from the Ohio to the St. Lawrence; but we confess that the prospect of the valley of the Connecti cut from the summit of Mount Holyoke, excels them all. And we do not wonder that the sweet est flowers of poesy are gathered from the banks of such a stream. Among the poets of our country, Halleck holds a distinguished rank. Mr, Randolph paid a fine compliment to his genius. He caused a copy of “ Fanny,” one of Halleck’s productions, to be splendidly bound, with the intention, on his first visit to England, of presenting it to the lady whose conversation might please him most. Wt* need scarcely say to those who knew the li terary taste of Mr. Randolph, that Miss Edge worth obtained the prize. “ Marco Bozzaris,” and “Alnwick Castle”—“the Percy’s cradle and their grave,” would adorn the literature of any nation. Halleck has not attained his fortieth year, a period of life when Dr. Johnson had scarcely begun his literary career; and we sincerely hope that he will bequeath to his country a richer le gacy than he has yet bestowed upon her. Norfolk Beacon. Mr. William Blackwood, the proprietor and publisher of the celebrated Magazine which goes by that name, died at Edinburgh on Tues day. He had been in a very delicate state of health for some time past. He was considera bly advanced in life. It is not generally known that he was editor as well as proprietorof Black wood’s Magazine. He was greatly assisted by Professor Wilson. Not only were all that dis tinguished writer’s contributions inserted, but his recommendation or otherwise of the arti cles of others went a great way in influencing the decision of Blackwood. Mr. 13. correspond ed himself with all the contributors to his Maga zine, and by this means increased their attach ment both to it and himself. He wras extreme ly liberal in the remuneration he gave for con tributions. Other publishers regulate the price they give for articles by the length to which they extend; but Mr. Blackwood, when he met with an article that particularly pleased him. would often give four times the price for it which it would have brought if paid by the sheet—ad ding, when authors would have expressed their surprise at his liberality, that he never paid for literature by the yard, as if paying for a piece of cloth; but he wished to measure the quality rather than the quantity. This Magazine is a ! most valuable property. Perhaps it is the most profitable of the kind in the world. It has a circulation of nearly 9000 copies monthly. - ! Shocking Depravity.—At a recent session of the Superior Court of Stokes Countv, N. Caro lina, William Gibson, a lad about 13 years old, was put upon his trial for the murder of his sis ter, a child younger than himself. It seems that on some squabble taking place between them about cooking some food, when no one was about the house but these two, the lad deliber ately sharpened a case knife and cut the little girl’s throat in such a manner that she immedi ately died. On being charged with the act, he acknowledged it, but at first gave different rea sons for doing it from what he afterwards as signed. On the trial he appeared quite uncon cerned at what was going on, and although the Jury acquitted him on account of a deficiency of intellect, many thought that his apathy of manner was the effect of vicious examples, with which he was proven to have been familiar from his earliest childhood. His whole associations, it is said, have been of the most depraved char acter, and it seemed a matter of surprise to every one that such a state of morals, as this tri al exposed, should exist in a civilized country. We omitted to mention yesterday, that on Sunday morning last we were visited, for the first time this season, with snow for about 15 minutes. It rained during the remainder of the, day.—Portland Adr*. 28th ult. Fur Ihe Albany Daily Advertiser. Mr. Editor—In perusing, the other day, Jef ferson’s “ Notes on Virginia,” I met with some reflections so peculiarly appropriate to the pre sent lamentable condition of our common country, that I could not forbear transcribing them. He is remarking, with true philosophic correctness, upon the defects ol the ^ irginia Constitution, and in carrying on his argument, he gives vent to principles that mark man now, as fully as they did then. They are these: “ The public money, and public liberty, intend- | ed to have been deposited withf/irce branches J of magistracy, but found inadvertantly to be j in the hands of one only, will soon be discover- , ed to be sources of wealth and dominion to those i who hold them; distinguished too by this tempt- ; ing circumstance, that they are the instrument, as well as the object of acquisition. With mo- j ney we will get men, said Cocesar, with men w’e get money. Nor should our assembly be delud ed by the integrity of their own purposes, and j conclude that these unlimited powers will nev er be abused, because themselves are not dis posed to abuse them. They should look forward to a time, and that not a distant one, when a cor ruption in this, as in the country from derived our origin, will have seized the HEADS OF GOVERNMENT, and be spread by them through the body of the people; when they will purchase the voices of the people, and make them pay the price. Human nature is the same on every side of the Atlantic, and will be alike influenced by the same causes. The time to guard against corruption and tyranny, is before they shall have gotten hold of us. It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold, than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered.” First use of the Gallows in the Sandwich Isl ands.—Among the proofs of advancing civili zation in the Sandwich Islands, the erection of a temporary gallows may be mentioned. The occasion is worth relating. The crime of mur der was committed by two of the natives on the person of a Spaniard, and merely for the sake of the clothes he wore. They were taken im mediately aficr and confined to the fort, whence one of them contrived to escape. They were at first at a loss to know what to do with the re maining culprit, but were persuaded by the consuls and the missionary to proceed accord ing to European law. A gallows was in the first instance constructed. It consisted of a lope extended from one cocoanut tree to ano ther, eighteen feet from the ground, and to the centre was attached a block, through which was run the halter by which ihe criminal was to be drawn up by the natives. The man was brought to trial under this gal lows, where the chiefs and native missiona ries were assembled. While these were delibe rating and doubting the propriety of hanging him, the natives, anxious, perhaps, to witness so novel a spectacle, put the noose over his head, and saved the judges all further trouble on this subject by running him up. Some time alter this, his accomplice, thinking that all wras forgotten, ventured to return from his place of concealment to liis home. He was, however, apprehended, and again confined to the fort, where he remained during our stay. As the chiefs cannot be made to understand why two men should suffer for the murder of one, it seemed very probable that this man would ulti mately be set at liberty. MS. Journal of a Voyage. Capital Trial.—The rnen who were accused of the murder of Capt. Crosby, are both pro nounced guilty by an impartial Jury—and from the facts which were developed in the course of the trial, not a shadow of doubt can exist of their guilt. They will doubtless have to expi ate their dreadful crime in the manner prescri bed by law. They were defended with much skill, ingenuity and eloquence, by B. B. Thatch er and William Brigham—but the facts were too plain, and legal ingenuity could not prevent their conviction, the courage and presence of mind of Peterson, the second mate, excites admiration. Had he possessed those qualities in a less degree, the consequences in all proba bility would have been much more lamentable. Jfnston Journal. , The Boston Adrocate.—The Editor of this pa per is continually meddling with the affairs of this State. Because he came among us lor his education and a wife and then deserted what he would perhaps call a sinking ship, he vainly supposes that he knows all about our bu siness. In an article in his paper of yesterday, he is far away from the truth. In reply to his deceptive and false remarks of yesterday we say, the Whigs did not attempt to test their strength in the House, in choice of a speaker.— There are six, at least, Whig majority in the House; we say more. Mr. Tillinghast did not decline on account of ill health. The nomina tion of Mr. Sprague was seconded by a Whig, and he was chosen by Whigs, without whom he would have received not exceeding thirty-one votes. It was understood that there would be no opposition to him until that nomination was j made. The Tories have no cause for rejoicing, J for they are not yet out of the woods, and Mr. \ Speaker is not yet elected, and that is not the worst of it, we augur” lie will not “ be elected Senator of the United States.” Providence Journal. BALLOON ASCENSION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. ASH. THE continued indisposition ofMr. N. J. Ash, contracted whilst in this District, renders ! it impossible for him to fulfil his engagement with the public, in person. Under these circum stances Mr. HUGH F. PA RKEK, the gentleman who recently made a most successful ascension at Fredericksburg, has offered to repeat the ex periment in this City, for the benefit of Mr. Ash, with a Balloon about double the size of that us ed on the former occasion. The ascension, should the weather admit, will take place from the enclosure North of the Pre sident’s House, on SATURDAY, the 8th of No vember, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The pro cess ofinflation will be commenced at an hour sufficiently early to ensure its completion at the time named. Tickets of admission 50 cents ; Children un der ten years of age at half price. These will be distributed by the committee formerly appoint ed, and will also be for sale at the bookstores and principal hotels in Washington and George town. They may likewise be procured at the gate, on the day of ascension. The Officers of Police of this city have ten dered their services freely, to keep order on the occasion. The generous sympathy expressed for Mr. A6h by the citizens of this District, removes all doubt respecting the success of the present ap-j peal, in a tangible manifestation of its sincerity. Washington, Nov. 3, 1834. JOB PRINTING neatly executed at this ofnee American Antiquities— In making excava tions in the gold region of this State, nut|unj since, buildings regularly erected were disco, vered under the earth. Traces have also been met which prove that the mining business has at some time, been followed in the same dis! trict of country as w-ell as in North Carolina by whom, or at what period, it is impossible now to discover. The mounds of the west have long been a subject of interest to the traveller and speculation to the antiquary; but a writer from Arkansas, in the Charleston Observer states some facts yet more interesting. On the banks of White River, he says, you can see the brick foundation of houses—a few miles further six hundred and forty acres of land areinclos! ed by a wall, in the centre of which is a circa, lar building—there is also in the same neigh borhood the ruins of a city; and parallel street* crossing each other at right angles, may ^ traced by brick foundations one mile in length —the bricks of modern shape The whole west is rich in objects of interest to the antiquarians and the naturalist. By the accounts of Mr. Flint, and other tra vellers, say the Western papers, it appears thit the impress of the leaves of the fruit tr«r and the bamboo, have frequently been found in the peat beds and fossil coal formations in the neighbor, hood of the Ohio. Pebbles of disruption, vast earth and sands, specimens of organic, animai, and vegetable remains, belonging to a tropical climate, clearly indicate some important exten sive changes occasioned by fire or w ater, in the whdte great valley of the Mississippi. Then the regular w ells, the bricks, medals, the implement* of iron and copper, buried in a soil w hich must have been undisturbed for ages, with the alpha betic characters written on the cliffs, plainly show that other races of men have existed and passed aw'ay. And what a world, says Mr, Flint, must that have been, when the mammoth and the megolonyx trod the plains, and mon strous lizards, whose bones are now rescued from the soil, and w hich must have been at least SO feet long, reared their heads from the rivers and lakes!—Augusta ((itu.) Transcript. The Auctioneer.—'There is no man wliospeni so much breath, who talks so fast, and is so la vish of words, as the auctioneer. He repeats the same thing over and over again, and never grudges his labour. He is fond of smart say inp and sudden turns in the sense; and he is witty, at the expense of his customers. He can talk of several different things at once, and without con fusion. But sometimes very ludicrously mixes up different subjects in the same sentence. For instance, lately dropping in at a book-auc tion, there happened to be a man who annoyed the company and the auctioneer with a segar. The bonk had gone up to twenty-seven centi and a half, and the auctioneer dwelling iiponit, cried, “And a half, and a half, and a half— when smelling the annoyance, he shouted out, “D—n vour segar!—and a half, and a half twenty-seven and a half—thirty—thirty -two and a half, and a half—kick out that man with the segar, and a half, and a half—going, going thirty-five, thirty-five—thirty-seven, and half curse that segar smoke!—and a half, and a half—I’d rather have the devil about me—andi .half, and a half, and a half—it gives me the phthisic—and a half, and a half—going, going —forty,forty cents—forty-two and a half—whoa putting brimstone on the stove?—and a hallj and a half, and a half—1 wish I had hold of that boy—and a half, and a half—I’d choke the ras cal—and a half, and a half—going, going—who says forty-five—not half the priced the book and a half, and a half, forty-two and a half—for ty-five—now forty-seven and a half, and a half ' —a treatise on the tooth-ache gentlemen— who’ll give fifty cents for the tooth-ache, anda half, and a half, forty seven and a half—look at that boy there—and a half, ami a half— pocket ing one of those pen-knives—and a half, and a half—I can’t have my eves every where—and a half, and a halffifty—fifty two and a half-kick all the hoys out of the room—and a half, and a half—kick ’em out, f say—and a halfand a half going, going, gone.”—.V. 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Tickets 85 00; halves 2 50; quarters 125 To be had in a variety of numbers of .1. W. VIOLKTT, Lottery and Exchange Broke*. Sear the corner of King anil Eayette Stitt , Alexandria, D.y-_ NOTICE. J ... THE Bank of Potomac has declared adl dend of Two per Cent, for the last - months, payable on Wednesday, the 5th of • vemlfcr next. By order of the President * Directors: C. PAGE, Cashie • nov 1—d3t&eo3t_ __ NEW BOOKS. BECKFORD’S Italy, in 2 vols. ^ Memoirs of Vidocq, Principal Agent ol French Police until 1827. Just received and for sale by .. "oct 20_WM. M. MORR[^> WANTED, , AT low wages, or for his board and 1°^-' for a few years, A LAD of correct W who writes a fair hand. Apply to the F.dit^. STEAMBOAT ESSEX d WILL run daily between Alexandra Washington— u Leave Alexandria at 9 o’clock; Washingt* “ “ 11“ “ o i “ “ 3 o’clock, P. M. 4 P- * Fare 12* cents. PETER JONE°’}. oct 31—6t [Nat. Int. 3t] Captai*.