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THIS GAZETTE
By EDGAR SNOWDEN.
Daily paper - - - - S3 per annum.
Country paper . - - 5 per annum.
The ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE for the coun
try is printed on Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday. .... _ _ j
AH advertisements appear in both papers, ana
are inserted at the nsoal rates._ » _ j
^ ~ vvTnter.
“I deem thee net unlovely—though thou com’st
With a stern visage. To the tuneless bird—
The tender flow’ret —the rejoicing stream,
Thy discipline is harsh. But unto man,
Methinks thou hast a kinelier ministry—
Thy lengthened eve is full of fire side joys,
And deathless linking of warm heart to heart;
So that the hoarse stream passes by unheard.
Barth robed in white, a peaceful sabbath holds,
And keepeth silence at her Makers feet
She ceaseth from the harrowing of the plough,
And from the harvest shouting.
“ Man should rest
Thu9 from his fevered passions—and exhale
The unbreathed carbon of his festering thought,
And drink in holy health. As the tossed baik
Doth seek the shelter of some quiet bay,
To trim its shattered cordage, and repair
Its riven sa.ls-so should the toil worn mind
Refit for times rou-'h voyage. Man perchance,
Soured by the world’s sharp commerce or un
• paired
Bv the wild wanderings of his summer way,
Turns like a truant scholar toward his home.
And yields his nature to sweet influences
That purify and save.
1 lie 1 UUVIjr
Comes with his shouting school-mates from their
si*ort,
On the smooth frozen lake, as the first star
Ham's pure, and cold, its silver cresset forth;
And throwing off his skates with boisterous
Has'es""io his mothers side. Her tender hand
Doth shake the snow-flakes from his glossy curls,
And draws him nearer, and with a gentle voice,
Asks of his lessons—while her lifted heart
Solicits silently the Sire ol Heaven
To bless the lad. ,, , ,
“ The timid infant learns
Better to love its father—longer sits
Upon Ins knee, and with a velvet lip
Prints on his brow such language, as the tongue
H »th never spoken. ,
Come thou to life’s feast,
W.th dove eyed meekness and bland charity—
And thou sh ilt find even winter’s rugged blast
The mmstrel teacher of the well-tuned soul;
And when the last drop of its cup is drained
Arising with a song of praise, go up
To the eternal banquet._
THE SNOW.
The silvery snow!—the silvery snow!—
Like a glory it foils on the fields below;
And the trees with their diamond branches ap
pear ..
Like the fairy growth of some magical sphere;
While soft us mo-ic. and wild and white,
It glitters and Hoots in the pale moonlight’
And spangles the river and fount as they flow-;
Oh! who has not loved the bright, beautiful
snow!
The silvery snow, and the crinkling frost
Howr merry we go when the earth seems lost;
Like spirits that rise from the dust of time,
To live in a purer and holier clime!—
A new creation without a stain—
Lovely as Heaven’s own pure domain!
But ah! like the many fair hopes of our years,
It glitters awhile—and limn 'n»»lt«in‘n tears!
COMFOit l" FOti M t S - MAitli.MiaU.
From the John Hull.
In the Dublin Freeman’s Journal we find the
following extract from a private letter:—Before
1 close, I cannot forbear telling you a fact that
will make William laugh. The wife of a lodge
keeper of Major B—, of T- Hill, about
twelve miles from here, had eleven children at
a birth, which were all put into a sieve, but they
died. I hear it was laughable to see the father,
as every account came to him of each increase,
till when they came to the eleventh, he rushed
into the lake, swearing he’d drown himself, and
crowds of country people running after him,
they succeeded in suving hiw. Shew us, bcfoic
this, mother of six children. This only happen
ed the other d iy, and incredible as it may ap
pear, is positively true.
Of its positive truth we have no doubt; but by
way of comparison, we beg just to relate an
event which occurred under our own particular
v lew.
A French gentleman, residing, in 1819, in Suf
folk street, Haymarket, then a popular sojourn
for Scotchmen and foreigners, had a wife who
was on the tiptoe of expectation as to her con
finement. Symptoms appeared; so did the ac
cocheur; and Monsieur Quelquechose (whatever
his name might be) adjourned to the Orange
Coffee House, at the corner of the Haymarket
(where Mr. Matthews, the modern Aristophanes, |
discovered the very “gentilman whose hair
came a leeUe through his hat”), and nervously
anxious about the welfare of his better half, jet
unable to remain in his anxiety at home, direct
ed the maid servant to come the instant that
Madame Q,uelquechose was out of her trouble,
and tell him. _
Uueiquecnose sat nimwii v
house, and ordered a glass of brandy and wa
ter—he reclined in a box, sipped his beverage,
and thought of his wile. At about half past
nine he heard a sort of scuffle in the passage
in came the maid, and regardless of forms or |
the smell of macaroni (there famous.) ran up ;
to the place where her master was seated.
“ Well.” said Monsieur, “ is him over?” “ Yes, j
Sir,” said Sally, “my missus has got as fine .a
boy as ever you clapped your two eyes upon.”
“ Bravo!” said Monsieur, “ dere is a half-a
crown f>rdenews—now run away vith ye back.
Waiter, bring me pint of claret,—I shall drink
to mv wife’s good health.”
He win pleased—he did drink almost all his
prut of wine-, but before he could get to the
end of it, he heard another scuffle in the pas
sage-bang went the door, in came the maid—
“Wat isde matter?” exclaimed Q,uclquechose,
“Amelie Josephine Seraphine, my beloved,
Anele ill!”
“ 111!” cried the girl—“ La! no. Sir, Missus has
got a fine girl, besides the little boy.”
b “ Wat!” exclaims Q,uelqnechose,—“Tuins!—
Bravo—happy divil me- hey?—here Sally—here
is five shillings for you-good girl—run avay
to your dear mistress—my love—you Know—
and all dat.- Waiter-a bottle of champa.gne
voila, mon cher Tuins!—Ha! Ha. Ha.
* Malbrouk, se vat en guerre.
—Oh! how happy l am.” . ...
The maid went, the monsnu came, and witn
it some biscuit “ hot like the divil.” auelque
chose enjoyed it;—when scarcely had he finish
ed three glasses—coronella-looking things, with
Ion" legs and small waists—when he heard ano
ther scuffle, and again, in rushed the maid.
‘•Sir,” said she, without waiting to be ques
tioned,'“my mistress has got a third baby a
beautiful little girl”—and this she said, expect
ing at least a guinea.
“ Wat you say!” exclaimed Quelquechose,
“anoder!—Oh, migod—dis shall not do—all dis |
is too mucii. 1 must go home and put a stop to
dis?”
And he did go home—with what success, we, j
who were in the Coffee-room,-cannot tel : out
we really never expected to find a parallel case
to dear old Quelquechose of 1819, more than
fifteen years a Rewards._
U STATUS SQUADRON' IN THE MEDI
TERRANEAN.
The “ United Stales” saifed from Toulon, af
I ter her summer’s cruize in the Archipelago, for
Port Mahon, on the 24th of September. Encoun
tering a severe gale however, the next day, on
Scio, she ran back into the Bay Smyrna till
the morning of the 26th—then leaving the Gulf,
landed her pilots at Milo on the 27th, and on
the 28th bade adieu to the Archipelago.
On the 4th of October, off Malta, she fell in
with the ship-of-the-line “Delaware,” bearing
the flag of Commodore Patterson on her return
from die coast of Egypt and Syria. The two
ships left Malta in company the next day for Mi
norca, and ai rived at Mahon on the 9tli of the
same month. The schooner “Shark,” * apt.
Paulding, had preceded the Delaware from
Bayrout to Malta, and sailed from that Island
for Tunis the sameday the Delaware and Unit
ed States left for Mahon. After touching on
the Coa*t of Africa, she reached Minorca on
the 13th of October, and was followed in her ar
rival the same rnglit. by the sloop“ John Adams,”
Cupt. Conner, from the United States, by the
way of Madeira—completing the number of
vessels constituting the squadron, 'lheofficers
and respective crews of theships were then all
in good health.
I __ Mulmn tnt IP
A IIC Ul vv' ~ - -
Delaware and United States was the dopartme
five days previous of the frigate “ Constellation,”
Capt. Read, lor home, w ith the cholera on board.
Tiie health officers of the Port, at the same time,
stated that a greater degree of sickness than
usual hud existed for some weeks past in the
town, but denied any malignancy in its nature,
and reported almost entire restoration of health
to the inhabitants.
Little apprehension, consequently, was felt for
the safety of the squadron, till the occurrence
on the 6th day afterwards, of a decided and fa
tal case of Cholera on board the United States,
gave proof of the existence of a pestilential at
mosphere. Another of a similar character anti
issue among the same crew, one or two on board
the Delaware and John Adams, with the rapid
sickening of each ship’s company, in the course
of two or three days, led the surgeon of the
sqadron to advise the putting to sea immediate
ly of all the ships. The John Adams according
ly sailed on the 21st of the month fur Marseilles,
while all despatch wus nude to prepare the U.
States for a homeward passage. She left Ma
lum on the 26th of October, passed the Rock of
G braltar on the night of the 28th, and on the
20th November had arrived within a few days’
sad of New York. Since then, till within a day
or two, she has encountered an uninterrupted
succession of adverse and heavy gales, and has
slowly accomplished the latter part of her voyage
Coin Patterson and family, and the officers of
the Delaware and Shark, were all well. It
was thought, when the United States sailed,
that unless the disease became more general
in the chip’s company of the Delu ware^he would
not leave Mahon for sometime.
Tiie medical skill of Dr. Rapelye, Surgeon of
the United States, and of Assistant Surgeon
Spencer, was most successfully exercised dur
ing the sickness on board that slrp5 und by the
most assiduous and indefatigable attentions
day and dight, tiie pestilence, happily, was
soon stayed in its ravages and its power over
come. Three deaths only occurred out of some
hundred and thirty cases, after the ship left
port,—making, with two, while still at anchor,
five in all. Though the whole ship’s company
were more or less affected at the time of leav
ing Mahon, in less than a week all on board
were restored to their usual health, and every
evidence of disease had disappeared.
Fiendish Mirdlr.—Perhaps no case in the
annals of crime surpasses that which we are
about to record, for cold-blooded and atrocious
barbarity.
Immediately back of the Arsenal, and a few
steps from the public highway, stands a log
house, built and occupied by an old man of the
nameof Windham, a gardener and an attend
ant upon the St. Louis Market. A daughter, se- '
venteen or eighteen years of age, was, with her
father, the only inmates of the house—her mo
ther being dead. Early on Sunday morning
last, the attention of a citizen, w ho happened
to be passing, was attracted to this house by an
appearance of fire issuing from. Upon opening
the door,—he found the room filled with a dense
smoke, rendering every thing inside impercepti
ble, and perfect silence all round, lie immedi- |
ately procured a bucket of water, and threw it ;
in the quarter where he supposed the fire to be;
but a voice from the bed directed his efforts to
the “ chest.” This he ntlast found, picked it up, i
threw it out of doors, and then extinguished the
n_
He next proceeded to kindle a blaze on the
hearth, and having done so,—a scene of horror !
presented itself to his view. Upon the lloor, by j
his side, lay the dead body of Miss Windham,
but on the bed the mangled and almost lifeless
body of her father. Clots of blood were disco
vered in every part of the room—the floor was
filled with half consumed papers, taken from
the chest, and every thing was in confusion.—
TJ»e investigations in the course of the day
brought to light no evidence having the least
tendency to criminate any one. It was in testi
mony, that two distinct reports of a gun were
heard about 12 or 1 o’clock at night; and the old
man thinks it was shortly after they went to bed
that they were attackejl. A noise being made at
the door, the daughter got up with the intention
of opening it. It was supposed that the fire afford
ed light enough to give the miscreants a distinct
view of her person, and they fired at her
through the window, breaking the pane of glass.';
The entire load of buck-shot entered the side |
of her neck, and she must have fallen dead.—
The murderers then turned the gun upon her
father, who was still in bed. The discharge
took effect in his face, one of the shot passing
through the eye to the brain. Life not being ex- j
tinct, they attacked him with an axe, or sharp 1
weapon, and gave him several severe blows on I
the head. They then proceeded to rifle the
house; broke open the chest, took the money, if
there was any; and then, to leave no tell-tale of
their butchery, threw a coal of fire into the
chest, and closed the lid. The plot, as is seen,
was almost consummated; a few minutes more
and every thing would have been burnt up.
St. Louis's Itrp. I
COMMUNICATIONS.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE.
Already has the publication ot the shoit let
ter I addressed to the People of Fairfax County,
through the medium of your press, produced a
good effect. Many, who have read it, have dis
covered the true object of the paper they were
induced to sign, wholly unconscious, at the time,
of die effect intended,—and have since given
us a specimen of the nefarious means resorted
to for the purpose of inducing them to sign these
secret instructions. One instance, in particular,
I wish to make known, for the special benefit of
our Representative, who can thus discover whe
ther these instructions speak the opinions of the
people, or reflect the sentiments of some half
dozen interested individuals. The day the let
ter made its appearance in your paper (last Sa
turday) it was made public, and the attention
of the people who had assembled at a Mngis
i ‘ . ..»_.1__
trate's uourt uireeteu to u. ^ .
! was present stated the purport of the communi
| cation, and cautioned them against signing any
■ memorial or petition, (the gentlemen instruc
tors calling their letters by that name, in order
to impose upon the ignorant.) An honest, hard
working man, who was present, paid particular
attention to the remarks of the gentleman, and
observed that he had signed a paper which Mi.
-handed him, and urged him to sign while
he was making a coal pit, telling him that it
was about the election of a Senator, and it was
important lie should sign;—the honest farmer
replied that it was nothing to him who was Se
nator, and declined signing it; but upon the
modest Jacksonian’s telling him that it would
make gold and silver plenty, and abolish the
use of the paper, &c., he^signed it.
Thus, you see, Mr. Editor, the whole work is
an abomination, against which the indignation
of an honest community should rise,—as it can
be clearly established, that this secret, under
handed, ex-parte method of instructing is intrin
sically and demonstrably unfair and unjust, and
opens a door for the grossest frauds and impo
sitions. 1 have no doubt that hundreds of ex
amples, equally unjust as yu* one above stated,
exist, and 1 trust will be brought to liulit, that the
people may see that this method will tie the
country hand and foot, and lay it at the mercy
of any set of designing and insinuating men.
A:s ri Secret Instructor.
Fairfax County, l a., l)cc. 14.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE.
JMuve never known a more unblushing ma
noeuvre resorted to, to effect apolitical purpose,
than is now beinu made on the honest, unsus
pecting citizens of Fairfax. Although Mr. Dali
was elected as a firm anti-Jackson-man, and al
though one of the principal and most important
purposes expressed by the opposition or Jack
son party was the re-election *of Mr. Rives to
the Senate,—and notwithstanding the Bank
was denounced by the whole party, and not
withstanding Mr. Ball was elected by a large
majority in spite of every effort of his oppe
| nents to defeat him,—they [the Jackson-menJ
have now put a letter of instruction into the
I hands of a man, well calculated to effect their
j purpose, who goes from house to house, taking
| the Bank for his hobby, and overwhelming his
auditors with a shower of words which they
! can neither understand or answer, and, of
course, take it lor refined logic, and sign his pa
per, without considering Jhe consequence, which
will be to bring our Representative into a dilem
ma; for if they get a majority of the voters to
sign it, and lie does not obey them, they will
charge him with disobedience to instructions,
the authority of which he always admitted: and
if, on the contrary, they can induce tii'ii to for
sake the ground lie assumed at the polls, and on
which he was elected, his friends will forsake
him forever,—and then, having effected his
ruin, they will treat him as the Devil did the
yielding hermit—spit in his face, and leave him
to his fate. I'air Play.
Fairfax Countu. Va.. Dec. 13.
BALTIMORE CONVENTION.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ALEXANDRIA GAZLTTE.
Were it possible to be astonished at any ihing j
that could happen in the present history of the
times, it would be at what we have seen pub
lished as a part of the proceedings of the Balti
more Convention, upon the introduction of a ,
Resolution asking Congress for further aid to
the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company.
1st. It was contended, “ there might be ob- j
jects to be effected by a memorial to Congress
to which he (the Speaker) would give his cor
dial support—of this there cannot be any doubt;
and that, too, judging from the past, even with
out any fear of corruption being entertained by ,
the Baltimoreans.—Witness, for example, the (
aid asked of Congress by remitting the duty on |
iron for her rail roads; the application to Con
gress to subscribe to the Baltimore and Ohio j
Rail Road Company, ar.d also, if 1 mistake not, j
to the Washington Rail Road. I am as much
opposed to log rolling as any one can be; but
here is a case altered, without any alteration
in the case—except so far, that, in the one in
stance, Alexandria might share some of the be
nefits; while Baltimore, in the other, would re
ceive the whole.
From the past and the present, we have a
right to judge of the future; and, with me, ac
tions prove louder than words. Yet, notwith
standing all this, as matters now stand, I can
readily conceive that Baltimore may entertain
a lively interest for the extension and comple
tion of the Canal. But when? Why, so soon,
and as fast, as she can secure, by rail roads -to
places of deposit on the Canal, the produce of
the Shenandoah Valley, and soon, the entire
line of the Canal. Secure as we go, is their po
licy; while we have been less subtle, and lost
sight of ourselves, and not even sagacity enough
to know it before we were thrown down by ex
haustion in benefitting others, to the great in- ,
jury, if not ruin, of ourselves. There is a dead
|y and increasing responsibility hanging some
where; but it forms no part of my intention to
speak of it at present. Yet it does appear to j <
me that the people have lost all jurisdiction ] |
over their own inteiesis. . I
Why not have filed our declaration simulta- |
neous with nur neighbors. Better, yes, far bet-'
tpr a thousand times over, to have no t-hesa-l
peake and Ohio Canal, w ithout its eastern ter
mination had have been at the r«wn of dltx
dria, the first and natural safe "hipping port-on
the banks oi the Potomac, one of ihe main tribu
taries of the Bay, which forms a part of lire .
name of the great national W oi k rtseil.
A l.'X ANDRIAN. |
Election ok Senator.— \ esterday the Senate
took up the resolution in relation to the election
of a senator of the United States, which origi
nally designating Friday, the 12ih December,
as the day of election, had been changed in the
Senate to the 12th February, and again in the
House to the 12:h January. Mr. Bayse moved
to amend by fixing on the 27 h day of January,
and this motion prevailed 20 to 10.
There was an expended Deb tie, in the Senate, j
involving tlu* whole subject ol ihe election, non j
particularly srcrtl instructions, wlecli wei e over ^
whelmingly denounced ami satu Led. Especial |
ly Mr Maxwell attacked tiiein with un-paring
severity and ridicule. The Debate wus con
ducted by Messrs. Slaughter, Anderson. Mc
Comas, Harvie, Fontaine. Flood. Watkins, Max-;
well, and pei hups other Senators. We hope to
report a portion at least, of the Debate.
We understand it to be the general persuasion
that the House will assent to the 27th January.
Richmond Whig.
The N. H. Courier and Enquirer says, that
isaachill lately declared in a company of ladies
and gentlemen, that he would rattier associate,
with convicts of the St ite Prison, than with cet
tain members of the U.S. Seriate. “ ^ es” sain lie
“ I enn collect six convicts from our State Pi Lon
more honest, in whose word and integrity 1 wou d
place more confidence, and with whom I should
rather associate than with Clay, Webster, Cal
houn, Poindexter, Clayton, and Bel'.”
We can only ** simiiis sinuli giiudet,” which
means by interpretation ‘ like likes like.”
Five per cent.— It lias been rumored for some
days, and even wo< ks past, that the Bunk of the
U.S. had determined to discount paper at the rate
of five per oent. per annum. W e cannot find that
there is any foundation for tins report. VV »■
know that a large amount ol prime paper was
offered to the Bank in Philadelphia at that rale
a few days ago, and refused; and that all offers
below six per cent, shuied the same late—A.
Jour. Com. _
fUf3 LUCK AGAIN AT VloLETT’S !—
On Saturday last, in the Virginia State Lottery,
Class 24, for the benefit of the Di-mal Swamp
Canal Company, Combination No’s G 9 33. a
prize of 8300, was sold, in a halt ticket, at this
Office; and where may be obtained a variety of
lucky numbers iu the following popular lotie
ries soon to be draw n :—
I)RA WS THIS DA Y
Maryland State Lottery, Class 2d for 1834,
To be drawn at Baltimore on Tuesday. Dec. 16
2 PRIZES uf 10,000 Dollars each!
JC?* 1st or 2d drawn No. 89; 3d oi 4tli, SS.ic
Tickets $5 GO, halves 2 50 quarters 1 25.
Itrk li ul ill il tr'II’IAf (f l\l lllltlllUHV III
J. W. VllilJ TT,
Lottery and Exchange Broker,
Near the corner of King ami Fayette Streets,
Alexandria. L>. C.
Oft Airs THIS DA >
Maryland State Lottery, Class No. 25 for 1834,
To be drawn in Baltimore on Tuesday, Dec. 16,
2 PRIZES $10,000.
resist or2d drawn No. $9; 3d or 4lh, S3. &c
Tickets So 00; halves 2 50; qnaitersl 25.
To beliad in a variety of numbers of
•V. CORSE,
Lottery $ Exchnnsre Ifroker. Alexandria.
Drawn Numbers in tin* Virginia Dismal Swamp
Lottery. Class *24:
23 9 40 6 32 2*3 45 31 53 25
Drawn No. in the L'terature Lotteiy Class 50:
27 03 22 59 41 39 2S 54 23 65 12
nrrNos. 23 30 03—a Prize of 8100 at Corse’s
DU A IIS THIS DAY
Maryland State Lottery, < lass 25 for 1934,
To be drawn in Baltnnoieon Tuesday, Dec. 16 1
2 PHIZES of 910 000! Each!
Jr5”lstor 21 drawn No .$9; 3d or 4th. S3. &t
Tickets $5 00, halves 2 59; quarter* 1 20.
For sale, as u*uai, in great variety, by
JO*. Jl. IT,AP KI*.
(Sign of the Flag oj Scarlet and Dot a.) King *7
Alexandria, I). C.
DUA U S THIS DA V
Maryland State Lottery, Class 2-5 for 1834, ,
To be drawn in Baltimore on Tuesday. Dec. 16
2 PRIZES OF $10,000 each!
JIL?*tst or 2*1 drawn No S9: 31 or 4th, S3, &c : *
Tickets Si 00; halves 50 cents; quarters 25. : i
On sale in great variety by j j
.148. SUOStDW. ,
H3® Uncurrent Notes and Foreign CJoid pur- j
h
HOUSE SERVANT FOR HIRE.
A BOY about sixteen years of uge, a first
rate house servant, for hire for the ensu- ,
ing year. Apply to the Editor of this paper.
_dec 12_1
COTTON. (
5 ROUND Bales suitable for retailers or ma- (
nufacturers, just received and tor sale by i -
_dec9_GF/ORGE JOHNSON & Co. f
BOOTS AND SHOES. t
JH. WHITE has just received, per Brig >
• Wankinco and other recent arrivals, a i
further supply of BOOTS and SHOES, adapt
ed to the present season. Among them are— '
Men’s Thick Pegged Bools i
“ Coarse Sewed and Pegged Brogans, s
1st quality ,
“ Seal Pegged and Nailed Boots
“ Calf Sewed and Pegged Boots, 1st and ^
2d quality \
“ Phila. Grain Leather Wafer Boots e
“ Calf Sewed, Pegged and Nailed Mun- c
roes
“ India Rubber and Leather Over Shoes I ^
Boys’ Coarse Pegged Brogans and Shoes
Ladies’ Fur Trimmed and Piain India Rubber :
Shoes I r
Hair Seal Caps and Trunk*, all sizes
Which, with his general stock of Boots and “
Shoes, are offered for sale at the lowest prices, ‘
either wholesale or retail. . dec II “
IOB PRINTING neatly executed at this office.
ALEXANDRIA**
rUESDAY MORNING. LIXEMiTic. i.,,
Fihe!—On Sunday last, a iiuieT^Tir
)!ock, M. the roof of the dwelling house nea'
he corner of King and Alfred-streets. occuPi*j
jy George Brent, Esq. caught fi,e. it issupp,,^
iccidentally, from a spark from thedtimne- '
The wind was high at the time, and the apr*^
ance of the fire very threatening; but the-.Ct
vity and promptitude of our citizens generally
and the courage and energy particularly of
veral young men, whose conduct deserves hr,
not able mention, prevailed, and the flames « r
soon extinguished. The roof of the build,
was destroyed, and much of Mr. Brent’s far! ^
ture injured.
Sidney S. Baxter, Esq. the new Attorney u.
neral of Virginia, is a distinguished Lawyer ja
the Western part of the State, and a firm a j
decided Whig.
The Van Buren party in the legislature(,f
Virginia have not yet fixed upon their cam!
date to oppose Mr. Leigh. They are hesitating
between Mr. Barbour and Mr. Hives, and may
possibly reject both and take up a new man.
Mr. Clay.—The Washington Correspondent
ol the New York Star, states as a rumor, that
Mr. Clay is about to resign his seat in the Se
nate and go immediately into the House ofRe.
presentatives. in the room of Chilton Allen.who
will vacate his place. Such an intrepid rally,
ing leader as Cluv is wanted in the IIou-c.—
We fear the rumor is unfounded.
JolinC. Calhoun has been re-elected a Sena
tor of the United States, to serve for six years
from the 3d day of March next, when his pre
sent term of service will exoire. He received
four-fifths of the votes in joint ballotting of the
two branches of the State Legislature.
John Fairfield. (Jackson,) has been elected to
fill the vacancy in the next congress, from York
disttict, in the State of Maine.
The Washington Globe admits that ’‘the go
vernment has ‘-displaced” Messrs. Hottinpuert
Co. at Paris, and the Messrs. Barings, at Lon
don, as it fa1 k»-»-s.
In Pennsylvania. Resolutions have been sub
mitted, in each House of the Legislature, pro
posing to instruct the Senators in Congress
f otn that State to vote for expunging from
the journals of the U. States Senate the resolu
tion of the last session, which occasioned the
Presidential Protest.
Similar Resolutions were tinder debate, at the
last accounts, in the Legidutureof North.Caho
LIN A.
Persons visiting the Island of Cuba, will re
quire a passport from the Spanish Consul at the
place of embarkation. A non-compliance with
i his regulation, will subject the parties to serious
inconveniences. It was adopted by his Excel
lency, the Captain General of the Island of Cu
ba, with the view' of preventingtheintroducfion
into that Island, of offenders against the law*,
nr other persons of bad character.
A letter from Montevideo stales that a law had
been passed remitting the tonnage duties on ves
sels that discharge all their cargo at that port.
On the first of January, the Marine Corps will
be entirely reorganized and the dress changed.
The coat will be of green cloth, turned up with
yellow facings. It is sjid to display considera
ble taste, and is beautiful in appearance.
Washington College, Virginia.-He take
jreat pleasure in announcing lo ihe public, that
Professor Vetliake, hue of Ihe University of New
jfork, has been elected President of the above
nstitution. It will be recollected that this in
stitution was founded by Gen. Washington him
self. _
The Secretary of the Treasury acknowledges
Ihe lecpipt of an anonymous letter, post-marked
New-Yoik, Dec 9, enclosing a five dollar note,
which the writer states,‘‘in consequence of a
miscalculation of duties, belongs to the Treft
smy of the United States.”—Treasury Depart
ment. IW 1| 1F34._
It is sa >i Ui.it Judge Wayne is to be selected
o the Bench, by way of indemnification fort *
ion-election to the Speaker’s Chair, and a< »
‘eward to the Unionists of Georgia f>r having
rioruplicd in their recent elections. The n
ninntion, as matters stand at present, is ;,ot
o exceptionable.
Love ano Suicide.—The Philadelphia f-mV11
<*r -lutes that a great sensation was produce
n Southwark, Thursday evening. >n conse
luenceof the death of individuals under tir
umstancesof the most melancholy character
-a young man and a young woman, devoted )
It ached to each other, it would seem, but be
ween w hom a quarrel had lately taken place,
vhith led to the fatal event w e are about to re
ate. It is stated that the body of the fcnia^
vas found, late in the afternoon, in the roomt o
house in the neighborhood of South and fifth
treet--. perfectly lifele**. and with the throat cut
rom ear to ear. Within a few feet lay
nung man, in the last agonies of death, ar*
rith his throat cut in a similar manner. He *
d shortly after the arrival of the physician.
a«e knife was found on the floor between them
’oth parties were quite young._
The following is an extract of a Letter just
eceived from Boston:
“The several Presidents of Insurance Com
panies have had a meeting, and agreed nott
write policies unless with a stipulation 8?ain .
the ri-k of a foreign tear. This has and
cause many orders given to the South forM
purchase of Cotton, &c. to be countermanded'

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