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SNOWDEN. -■■ ■*-—-■ \NDRI a GAZETTE, fbr is printed on Tuesday, Thurs ___ nisi. \>*iiy Paper Uforimhed for Bo relished for 36 tod at the rate £5 cents every rs are charge*1 crtise meats* Na • ibsenjrttoa is received from the country, unleSf anaaputtiai by the cash, or by a responsible name* Faroes advertising by the year net to advertin irlhlM not included in thoir regular business, por to imorttn tboir adyartisementsany other names than ifcatrew* _ The following beautiful lines, containing a welcome to the last month of the year 1839, cannot be deemed inappropriate at this time: A WELCOME TO DECEMBER. "And after him came next the thill December, Yet he, through merry feasting which he made, And great bonfires, did not the cold remember.” Welcome—Ancient of the year! Though thy face be paie aml drear. Though thine eye be veil'd in night Though thy scatter’d locks be white, Though tby feeble form be bow’d In the mantle of the cloud— Yet, December, with thee come All the old delights of home; L ivelier never stole the hour !n the summer’s rosy bower, Than around the social hearth, When the few we love on earth, With their hearts of holiday, Meet to laugh the night away; Talking of the thousand things That to time give swiftest wings; Not unmix’d with memories dear 4 Such as in a higher sphere, Might bedim an angel’s eye; Keelings of the days gone by. Of the friends who made a part Of our early heart of heart; Th rights that still around us twine, With a chasten’d wo divine. But when all are wrapp’d in sleep L«t me hat the whirlwind’s sweep. Rushing through the forest hoar Like a charging a rm.v’s roa r. j Or, with thoughts of riper age. Wonder o’er some splendid pjrge, Writ as with the burning coai.| Transcript of the Grecian’s soul. Or the ponderous tomes unhasp Where a later spirit’s grasp, Summon'd from a loftier band, Spite of rack, and blade, and brand, With the might of Miracle Rent the more than Pagan veii; And disclosed to mankind’s eyes God’s true pathway to the skies, Every autumn leaf has fled, But a noble tree has shed Nobler actions from its bough; -* Pale Mortality! His thou That hast flung them on the grnunu Jn the year’s mysterious round! Thou that hadst the great “To come,” Thing of terror!—Darkness!—Tomb. Oh! for some celestial one, That has through thy portals gone. To pour upon our cloudy eye The vision—what it is—‘‘to uie. Yet, no seraph traveller Bends his starry pinions here; Since the birth of hoary Time, All is silent, stern, sublime; All unlimited, unknoivu! Father* irsa v thy will he done. Let me die,'or let me live, Krso or Spirit*! hut—forgive! ‘ CHRISTMAS TIMES. CHRISTIAN SCHAFFER, Confectioner, corner of Kin? and Washington Streets, offers, as suitable (or Christinas Times, Con fectionary a ud Fruits of all kinds, and t oys, as Presents for Chrildren. IIw will, also, have to day, lor sale, a LARGE CHRISTMAS CAKE, made in the best manner, which he will retail to fa milies and others by the pound. - DAVID APP1CH. ' ' Confectioner and Fruiterer Jfiiigstreet, between Royal and Pitt Streets, Respectfully informs the public that lie has received, and offers tor sale, a large and handsome assortment of FANCY ARTICLES, BEAUTIFUL SUGAR TOYS, &c. &c. And that his^supply of Cakes, Fruits. Cor dials, fcc&c is unusually good. All articles m j hie line can be furnished to suit his customers. dec 24—6t__ HOLIDAY PRESENTS. I JE Subscribers have on hand a good sup- \ _ ply of Annuals, Bihles, Prayer Books,and | other works of Devotion, as well as an assort- | ment of Juvenile Books, Fancy Articles, sic. j suitable for Holiday Presents, dec *4 BELL & ENTW1SLE. f IMPROVED DATE BOXES, INTENDED to be placed on the mantel or some conspicuous part of the office. By 'this simple contrnrance the day of the week j and day of the month are seen irom any part ; of the counting room or office. Just received, i andfor sale by BELL & ENT W ISLE. I dec 24___ DISSECTER PUZZLES &.c. 1 DOZEN Dissecter Puzzles, 1 doSawbrige Cotton Boxes,suitable pre tents for young persons. For sale by dee *4 BELL &. ENTW ISLE. * ~~ GOLD AND SILVER. TIE highest premium will be paid lor txeen U-stvcn thousand five hundred and fifty dollars! Those that have any specie to sell, would do well to call scon. WdJcS| JOHN T. EVANS. ■V? Vlfi A jteiL!U.‘ V -1 -1— ■“*“ TO HIRE. For the Year 1S40. rPHREE likely slave Boys-two of them are 1 well instructed for Dining Loom Ser ronvs. Applv to CHRISTOPHER NEALE. |» dec 34—6t___ ESTRAY COW. Y HIVE taken up, as an estray, a red pied X COW, with crumpled horns, cropped m the and a cropanda slit in the right, with the end of her tail w'hite. The owner is re quested to prove prove property, pay charges, and take away the said estray. Apply to the subscriber, living near the Aim's House, dec >4—3l_E. ANDREWS. WINES, &c. nuns or and half qr ca^s London 70 25£uUr Bual .n<l Grape pace Mad., » WilS?Ne«lin, Gordon, Murdoch & Co». PSfam, hM. .») qr. casks L. P. Teneriffe fc Co’*, brands. Oldham’* Sherry, in qr. casks. « rs Caara containing 1 and 2 dozen eac * • ■ Mfc Ct>*3 , London Particular and Buai M* Loboami Oldham’* Sherry. Preach Brandy, Henniry Bra ad. KT HST-^^slaVuTU. 5mm 7 pfaUnt. eoSw/? BANK OP THE UNITED STATES. An article has appeared in the New York Courser and Enquirer in relation to the Bank of the U. S, which ha*attracted great atten tion in New York,a ml doubtles*,wili» through ought the commercial world. We quote from this article, ft I ' “On the20thMr. Jaudon enlled i»Mr. Bates American partner in the firm of Barings, Bro thers & Co.,and informed him that he would require some half a million sterling on tlte 36th, naming the character and amount of the securities (sta te stocks) on which he wished I, to borrow this sum. Mr. Bates told him there eould be no difficulty in raising the required sum. Here the matter rested, and on the 23d Mr. Bates wrote to their agent in this city, de tailing the particulars of Mr. Jaudon’s appli cation and the determination of the American House—most improperly so called—of Bar ings, Brothers & Co. not to give him the aid lie asked, and predicted that his failure on the 2&tkicas inevitable!! At the same time,how ever, that this letter was written, Mr. Jaudon waskept in the dark with regard to his fate, and his destruction was looked upon as cer tain! How he extricated lmnseirwe ail know; and the reader may imagine the mortification of the London House and its friends and cor» respondents here, at his escape from their hon orable schemes. But to the letter. There ivas joy—great joy and much rejoicing a mong a certain Clique in Wall st. on its arri val. Jaudon's fate was considered sealed— the Rank as a seller of Exchange,, was pro claimed dead—and oh! what a bright vision of future profits opened to the very grateful a nd disinlerested gentlemen who had so honora bly conducted towards the J3nnk. But howto give the Bank yet another stab in anti cipate of the news by the next steam ship, was the great question; and alter much grave de liberation, the President of the Bank of Amer ica was furnished with a copy of the contents of the letter, which, by order of the Clique, was straightway forwarded to the Secretary of the Treasury !! But the steam ship shortly arrived; am! be hold although Mr. Jauuwn only discovered the game of his London friends at the eleventh hour, he had noble triumphed overall his dif ficulties; and that triumph covered with shame and mortification his enemies here.” On the day after this article appeared, the Courier again spoke on the subject, as follows: “We charged, that on the 23d of August. Barings, Brothers & Co., after being informed by Mr. Jaudon on the 20th August that he would require some tin It million sterling on the 26th, and being assured by them there would be no difficulty in raising it upon the State stocks, kc. offered as security.—addressed a letter to their agent in this country, divulging the fact that such application had been made, ; declaring their determination not to aid him, and announcing that he must inevitably fail on , ' ? > 0 og ^ We now reiterate the charge; and to exhibit < the disgraceful conduct °l this house towards the Bank of the United States, westate further, < lhat a merchant of this city shipped a valua ble cargo to St. Petersburg, (Russia,) with or- , tiers to remit the proceeds without delay to Mr. Jaudon, in London, to meet his engagements ] with the Bank of the United States or its agen cy in that city. The cargo arrived in due time, and was disposed of agreeably to the orders of the shipper; but the agent or consignee in St. ( Petersburg has advised the house hert, that he has not remitted the funds as directed, re- ; cause letters had been received in St. Peters- ] burg, from the bouse of Barings, Brothers & , Co., announcing the probale failure of Mr. Jau ; don on the 26th of August!! And he further advises the shipper,—that in consequence of such information, he had remitted the pro ceeds of the cargo in question to the house of Messrs. Earings, Brothers & Co. to be by them passed over to Mr. Jaudon, in the event ol his note having been dishonored !! Again: two merchants in Philadelphia ship ped two different cargoes to Montevedio, (S. America) with instructions to their consignees to remit the proceeds without delay to Mr. Jaudon, in London, to meet their engagements with the Bank of the United States, which had furnished in part the funds for purchasing the cargoes. Their Agent or Consignee re plies, that letters had been received in that ci ty, from the house of Barings Brothers & Co., announcing the probable failure of Mr. Jau don on the 26th of August, and th*« he, there fore, retains their funds in Montevideo until further instructions!! The consequence is, thatone of the houses alluded to, had its hills dishonored in London!! Now we venture to assert, that the whole ins j tory of the commercial world does not present a case of such unparalleled infamy as this. The imagination cannot conceive oi a more dishon orable proceeding than thus surreptitiously using a confidential communication (or the de struction of the party making it. But it was not against the Bank of the United States a lone, that this blow was aimed;—it struck at once the credit and the interest ol every Ame rican and every Foreign merchant in our country trading with foreign parts, and u'dng the credit of the principal monied institution of tfie Union; and if, as we have but too much reason to suspect, these degrading and dis ! graceful communications were also made to j Canton and Calcutta, the consequences may yet prove most disastrous. That they were so made, we do not doubt; nor can any reason able man now question who it was, that insti gated the Messrs. Hottengeur to dishonor ihe bills of the Bank of the United Slates, which we all know, was the great blow to its credit tn Europe.” j The New York Star, referring to this mat ter says:— “We read an able and 6trong article in the Courier and Enquirer of this morning, relative to the course pursued,by certain a banking or brokers’ firm in Wall street, in relation to die Bank of the United States, and through it on ; the American credits abroad. We at first de termined to republish the article as one ol public interest, but changed our mind when we came to consider the future operations and influence of that house since the death of Mr. Samuel Ward, the senior and efficient head or that firm. It has become generally known that the estate left by him does not exceed, at a lair valuation, sixty thousand pounds sterling. The house, therefore, under its present organization, and with the conclu sions which every body must draw front the above report, cannot exercise that influence in monetary affairs which reuders it necessary 11 to make them t]ic object of ;>fwspapcr remark. They“\vilj take rank among the oilier respect able brokers in Wall street, and "will con fine themselves to their* legitimate business, without undertaking to control large opera tions.” The New York Correspondent of the U. S. Gazette says:— “The charges which have lately been brought by the Courier & Enquirer against Barings of London, and Prime, Ward &. King, ol this city, in relation to their conduct to wards the United States Bank, have exci ted the utmost surprise and indignation in this city. Merchants now begin to compare notes, and find on their own experience, many cir cumstances which fully corroborate the state ments thus brought before the public.” Attempt to Muhdeii a Clergyman.—Some one effected an entrance into the house of the Ilev. Bernard O’Reilly, the Catholic clergyman in Rochester, New York, on Thursday night last, and’with a large bludgeon proceeded to the room where he was asleep, and inflicted wounds upon the reverend gentleman so seri ous as to leave him senseless for some time. He can recollect nothing but giving one scream, and hearing indistinct footsteps. When assistance came, he was bleeding profusely and quite helpless. Theblow struck the fore head imediaiely over the eyes, and Mr. O’R. feel* that it is through providential interference thathe escaped with his life. He suffered much from acute pain on Friday and Saturday. The only cause that can be assigned for this desperate act is that Mr. O’R. has been re ceiving funds in behalf of a college in or near New York, which he had in his house, and it is thought the base wretch had this in view, ° ^__ “Sparks and Beatty, two notorious bogus makers, were arrrested on the 1st instant, at Sandusky, (O.) together with all their imple ments.” Paragraphs like the foregoing have met us frequently of late, in various papers which we receive in exchange from different parts of the country, but, though rather unwilling to conless too much ignorance, it is as well to acknowledce at once that we don’t under stand them. What under heaven is a “bogus maker?”—[New York Gazette. Important Decision of the Federal Court.—We learn from undoubted authority, that a most important decision has been made by the Federal Court at Jackson, Judge Ghol son presiding, in the case, of “Hickman vs. Rose,” by which the doctrine is established, that all contracts for negroes brought into the Stale of Missippi and sold “as merchandise,” subsequent to the first day of May, in the year 1833, are illegal, and ssi null and void. This decision must, of necessity, have an impor tant bearing on Mississippi debts to northern negro traders, to the amount of at least two millions of dollars.—Natchez Free Trader# CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!! riMIE Subscriber respectfully tenders to his JL friends and the public generally', his most greatful acknowledgments for the liberal pat ronage bestowed on him, and invites the at tention ofthe Ladies and Gentlemen to a beau tiful n*sortment of Goods and Christmas pre sents, opening this morning, consisting of a splendid asortment ofentire new style Christ mas presents, prices to suit the times. This evening he will offer to his iriends ;and cus tomers, a splendid HARRISON CAKE! ILLUMINATION! CHRISTMAS EYE! Also, a splendid assortment of French Con fectionary, and Sugar work ; 1 case of Christ mas boxes and presents; 1 case ol German Toys—with a small viewofSt. Mary’s Church, and Congregation in Rome; 1 box Cornetts, Arabian Dates, Prunes, Grapes, Jujube Paste, or Prectorial Gum; French Cluisses, and Tabletts; Lobsterand Globe Candies;Muscat, and Bordeaux Claret Wines, and a handsome asso'tment of choice and delicious Frcits, ol all descriptions, and every other article “ re quisite and propitious to heigthen the conviva a ities, hilarities, and jollifications of the sea son.” JOHN A. BECKLEY, dec 23—3t+ Prince street. THE YEOMAN. Published in Richmond, Vet. UNDER this title, the undersigned proposes 10 publish a Weekly Journal until the close ol the Presidential Election, oil a plan and at a price which will place it within the reach ofa large portion of the community who do not take a newspaper. The design of the publication is to present facts and arguments bearing upon the promi nent questions at issue between the two great parties of the country, and to embody these in a concise, simple, yet comprehensive form.— In the preparation of matter for this journal, the publisher expects to be aided by the best ta lants in the State; and it is his purpose to ap peal to the reason and calm judgment ol men, and not to their passions. Believing that a majority of the people are essentially honest in their intentions,and that they only err when misled by false informa tion, it will he a main feature in the Yeoman to spread before them such papers as can be sustained by indisputable proof—by extracts from the documentary history of the country— and by facts which carry upon their face the evidences of truth The Whig party of Virginia now have every just motive for union, energy and zeaj, in the struggle before them; and the glorious exam ple of New York, will stimulate them to ho norable and unceasing efforts in a cause which they believe to be itentified with the dearest interests ol the country. TEHMS. The Yeoman will be issued weekly on a sheet of suitable size, at the extraordinary low price of One Dollar and twenty-five cents for nine months; but to justify this cheap rate, no less than 6000 copies must be issued. This will require only about fifty to one hun dred dollars from each county in the State—a sum which the Committees of Vigilance will find but iitile difficulty in raising. Five dollars will pay for four copies; but persons paying for lrom 10 to 100 copies in advance, will be furnished at One Dollars per copy. „ . . The attention of the County Committee is respectl’ullly invited to the subject, as imme diate action is necessary. JOHN S. GALLAHER. Richmond, Dec 21—lw STOCKHOLDER'S, NOTICE. fHIHE annual meeting of the Stockholders of JL the Alexandria Lyceum and Library Com pany will be held on Monday evening, the 6th of January next, in the new Lyceum Hall, at 7 o’clock. At ihe suite time, an Election will be held for a President and six Directors to serve for the ensuing year . , J , uyProxies to vote will be required to be sinned and witnessed bv one or more wit nesses. EDW. S. HOUGH, Secretary dec 23—did Alex. Lyceum and Lib, Co. dictionary of knowdedge. A DICTIONARY of General Knowledge; r\_ or. an explanation of words connected with all the Arts and Sciences, by George Orabbe, author of‘‘English Synonyms,” &c. illustrated with numerous engravings. Just published, and forsale by dec 23 BELL & ENTWISLE. ~ WANTED TO HIRE. A N honest man servant, to do the work o.‘ A a small family near town—one, who un derstands gardening would be preferred. For i such an one, the highest wages would be given. Apply to BELL Sc ENTWJSLE. 1 dec 12—eotlstjan i • v r ' CORRESPONDENCE. December 17th, 1S39. To Inman Horner Esq. Sir:—I find on my return (after an absence ofa fort nigh!,) that some friend of yours, has announced you, as a candidate, for the ex pected vacancy in Congress. It it does not conflict with your future intentions to answer a direct question from a poetical adversary; I would respectfully enquire of you, whether your annunciation was on consultation with yoursel^and whether I am to continue its pub lication. You will understand and appreci ate the motive of this enquiry, when you glance at the present condition of the Whig party in the district. I am introduced to write lo you, on this subject, because the day be fore I left home, a friend of yours gave me for publication a formal annunciation of you, as the democratic candidate for Congress. I en quired if the annunciation was with your con sent, and was told that youhad not been con suited. I then objected to it, and you were consulted. Your authoritative nomination was then withdrawn. From this circumstance I am induced to think your subsequent nomi nation has been without consultation with you —*aiid therefore I write this letter. Ifyouchoose to answer this interrogatory and do not object, I shall insert the correspon dence in my next paper, for the satisfaction ol the public. With respect your Obedient servant, A. J. MARSHALL. December 18th, 1839. To A. J. Marshall Esq. Sir:—I have only seen in the Alexandria Gazette and the Times a paragraph express ing the determination of the Republicans of Fauquier to vote (or me, to supply the expec ted vacancy in Congress. In ihe determina tion and the publication, I have had no agen cy. The continuance or discontinuance of the publication properly devolves upon the gentle man at whose instance it was made. Several applications have been made to me by my friends to permit them to announce me as a candidate for Congress. I have uniformly re turned to them my grateful acknowledgments for their kindness and confidence, and respect fully declined their earnest solicitations. In the sentiments and conclusion communicated to my friends, no change has occurred. I for bear to assign the reasons by which I have been influenced because they would be inap propria telon the present occasion. In this answer I have been actuated much more by the deference due to your letter, than by the supposition that the reply to it can in any degree be interesting to the public. Very Reepectfuily Your Obedient Svt. INMAN HORNER. War renton, Dec 18th 1839. Dear Sir:—Having concluded to withdraw from the Canvass about to take place in this Congressional District, to electa successor to Col. Mercer, I think it due to the kind friends, who have brought m> name before the public, to say a word or two in explanation. When I consented to be a candidate, upon the contin gency of my nomination by n Convention of the Whig party of the district, I acted without any previous reflection or consultation; and consequently without having duly considered the extent to which my private interests were involved in the event of my election. I con sented, moreover, mainly with a view to pro duce unanimity upon the part of the Whigs of the district through the instrumentality of a Convention; a measure I thought, as matters then stood essential to the integrity and safety of the Whig c$ use. I attended the December term of the Loudoun Court, ind from the in formation I there received, as well as from the proceedings of the Administration meeting then and there held, in which I felt assured that parly in the other two counties of the dis trict would acquiesce, 1 became satisfied first, that no Convention would be held; and second ly, that none would be necessary—the facts and reasons upon which this opinion was form ed it is unnecessary here to state. I wasearneslly solicited by manv gentlemen of Loudoun, for whose good wishes in my be half, I shall ever feel grateful, to declare my selfa candidate at once, without awaiting the result ofa Convention; they believing that Mr. McCarty and myself would be the only can didates in the field. This course not being in accordance with the resolutions of the Fau quier Meeting by which I had been condition ally nominated, I did not feet mysell at lib erty to pursue it, even had I Felt disposed lo do so. I determined to return home, give the subject due reflection, and consult with friends in whose judgment I have ever confided, and in the guidance of whose counsels I have here* tofore thought there was safety. The result of this reflection and consultation is, a tho rough conviction upon my part and theirs, that at the present time it would be the ex treme ol folly to sacrifice mj professional in terests at the shrine even of the honorable sta tion to which my friends desire to exalt me. My resolution has been taken in accordance with this conviction. I now feel well satisfied that no administra tion candidate will be put in nomination, and from the tu’o Whigs, Mr. Powell and Mr. Mc Carty, to be considered as now candidates for their suffrages, the people of the district can make a selection ofa representative in the per son of the one or other, tn every respect better qualified to take charge of their interests in the National Legislature than the individual who addresses you. With the best wishes for the prosperity and success of the Whig cause—the cause, as 1 sincerely believe it, of Constitution al liberty—1 remain, Very truly, your friend, SAMUEL CHILTON. A. J. Marshall Esqr. ACCOMMODATION STAGE. An accommodation Stajre will start from Edmond’s Marshall House every (lay at 9 o'clock A. M. for Washington, and from West’s Eagle Tavern, opposite Brotvr.’s, in Washington, for Alexandria, every after noon at 4 o’clock. All baggage at the risk of the owners. A careful driver and a good team of horses will be employed. dec 24—3t HENRY CHATHAM. NOTICE. Bank of Potomac ) Dec. 23d 1839. \ THIS Bank will be closed, on the 25th inst., (Christmas Day.) It is requested that all ' notes &c. falling due on that day, may beat . tended to the da v previous. — ’ W. C. PAGE, dec 24—2t Cashier. ALEXANDRIA: — .- _ TUESDAY MORNING, Dec- 24, 1339. •r ^Wednesday, being Christmas day, ac cording to old custom, we shall rest from our labors. No paper will therefore be issued from this office on Thursday. ORGANIZATION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. On Satnrday night the organization .of the House of Representatives was fully complet ed. Hugh A. Garland was elected Clerk.— The vote stood for Garland 11S—Clarke 105— Mason 3. Roderick Dorsey was elected Sergeant at Arms. The vote stood for Dorsey 141— Jones 7G. Mr Everett rose-and said that, as the House was then organized by the election of a Spea ker and Clerk, he would suggest the propriety of postponing all further action under the re solution for the election ol officers, and pass the usual resolution informing the Senate that this body were organized, and ready to pro ceed to business. Mr E. then moved to post pone the further execution of* the resolution until Monday next. Mr Rhett remarked that nothing could be gained by the postponement, as the Senate was not then in session. Mr Cave Johnson expressed hisThope that the motion would prevail, as the House had been in session long enough. Thequestion being then taken on the mo tion to postpone, tellers were appointed, and , there appearing ayes 107, noes 86, the motion was agreed to. Mr Everett then proposed the following or der, which was read, and adopted: Ordered, That a message be sent to the Se nate to inform that body that a quorum of the House has assembled, ihat R. M. T. Hunter, one of the Representatives from the Stale of Virginia, has been elected Speaker thereof, and that it is now ready to proceed to business; and that the Clerk do go with the said mes sage. The House of Representatives, on Saturday, sustained by a vote of 142 to 87, the viva voce method of voting. All elections in the House, will hereafter be made in that manner, with the exception of Public Printer—there being a law, we believe, which provides that the election of printer shall be made by ballot. Virginia Legislature.—The House of De legates have been occupied, in the consider ation of the Marshall contested election case. A point was raised as to the legality of the no tice of the contesting candidate, and a debate ofgreat length ensued upon it. The case will probably occupy some days, and will defer the departure of several members who contem plated an absence in advance of the Christ mas holidays. _ The Globe says that the cutter Washington has been fitted up at New York city, and fur nished wish supplies specially adapied for thvt relief of vessels and their crews on the coast during the winter, and that she will cruise con stantly between Newport and Norfolk, with a view to render seasonable aid to those in distress.____ Mr. C. Shepard of N. C.—The case of Mr. C. Shepard of N. C., has been already referred to, as giving a lamentable instance of the di lemma into which an inconsistent politician may be thrown. On Friday, the 13th, Mr. Shepard voted in favor of the following reso lution: Resolved, that the credentials of the following members, John B. Aycrigg, John P. B. Maxwell, William Halstead, Charles L. Stratton, and Thomas Jones Yorke, are suf ficient to entitle them to take their seats in the House, leaving the question ot contested election to be afterwards decided by the house. On this resolution the vote was ayes 117,— noes 117. On Saturday, the 1 !th, next day, the follow ing resolution was offered: Resolved, that Jolin B. Aycrigg, William Halstead, John P. B. Maxwell, Charles L. Stratton, and Thomas Jones Yorke, are entitled to vote, in the or ganization of the House, until excluded by a majority of uncontested votes. This resolution Mr. Shepard couid not sup port (consistently,) and, therefore, to a void a direct vote on it, lie voted to lay it on the ta ble; thus strangling it in the birth. ^ et these votes, he avers, are perfectly reconcileahle.— Surely “another Daniel has come to judg ment,” _ « mi -«■ The Speaker of the House of Representa tives voted for M. St. Clair Clarke, to be Clerk of the House. ___ The Small Pox prevails to some extent, in Boston. ___ We have had here a severe snow storm, commencingon Saturday night about?o’clock, and continuing until yesterday. All 1 lie roads are so blocked up with snow, that the mails will be much delayed. The Rail Road cars on the Baltimore and Washington Rail R.oad did not travel on Sunday. In the annals of New England, the storm o( last Sunday week, will be characterized as the Great Snow Storm. It is somewhat singular that just one week afterwards, on the same day in the week, wc in the South should have had a Great Snow Storm. The difficulties in relation to the Adminis tration candidate for Vice President, have be come so great, that it is proposed to have a Convention to decide between Mr. Johnson, Mr Polk, and Mr. Forsyth. A white man was arrested in town, on Sa turday, for stealing two pair of boots from Mr. Hall’s shoe store, lower end of King street. Samuel W. Dewer, a Cape Cod Seaman, acknowledges that he decapitated the Jackson Figure Head ol the U. S. Ship Constitution, ly ing in Boston Harbor, on the night of the 4th of July 1S34. He cut it off during a severe storm, and whilst the sentinel had taken shel ter from the rain under the eves ot a ship house directly along side the Constitution, The Upper Marlboro’ Gazette states, that Samuel Mitchell, overseer for R. W. Bowie, Esq., while in the act of correcting cne of the negroes on the plantation, struck him with a bridle, the ,;bit” of which hit him upon a ten der part of the head and caused his death next day. Mitchell is still going at large, but we presume he will be arrested to await his trial at the next county court. CHESAPEAKE & OHIO CANAL CO W« are informed that tllrHu„.JametclrJ Col. j„k„ Aberl rf Washington, and Thomas Perry E*. „f‘ Cumberland, who were elected Directors of the Cheapeake and Ohio Canal Company j„ June last, have resigned their appointment, and that the Stockholders in general meet#).' on Saturday last,elected P.ohert p. Dimka Esq. of Georgetown, Dr Washington Duval’ of Montgomery county, and John W. Maun Esq. of Washing ton, to fill the places in tie direction produced by the resignation of first named gentlemen. Georgia a.vu Matve.—The reference made a few weeks ago to the «ontentsoftf,c Message of the Governor of Georgia to the Le gislature of that State, indicated the dissat|S. faction which stili existed at the refusal 0f Maine to give up the two citizens of the lat ter State who are charged with stealing awav slaves from Georgia. We see by the last ac. counts from Miiledgeville that the Joint Com mittee of the Georgia Legislature, to whom that portion of the Governor’s Message had been referred, hare reported “a hill to regulate the intercourse between the citizens of Geor gia and those of Maine, under certain circum stances.” Its provisions arc said to amount toan outlawry of the citizens of Maine, autho rising the seizure and imprisonment of their persons, and the confiscation of their property, if found in Georgia. The Legislature of South Carolina assem bled at Columbia on the last Monday in No vember. Gov. Noble, in his Message,expres ses a decided preference of a direct system of ! taxation, over the indirect system which now prevails, byduties on imports, lnone respect, as we remarked on a former occasion,it would be preferable, but we doubt whether the peo ple would sit so easy under it—since one cent paid directly into the palms of the tax-gather er, would be deemed more oppressive than a dollar paid in the shape of duties; simplybe | cause in the one case the tax payer is cogni zant ofthe fact, and in the other he knows nothing about it. We have high authority for saying that “he who is robbed, not know ing it, is not robbed at all;” and it is certain that “where ignorance is bliss, His folly to be wise.”—Lynch. Virginia. Fire i»r New York.—The immense losses incurred by the Insurance Companies of New York from the frequency and destructive na ture ofthe Gres with which we have been for some time past afflicted,have compelled them, as a measure of self protection to increase the rate of premiums to an extent which will be severely felt by the merantile community. Yet even the present scale of p“emiums, oner ous as it is, will scarcely enable the compa nies to meet their liabilities, if the evil which called for its adoption shall continue undimin ished,_ Fit?e at Tekre Haute, Indiana.—^n the morning of the8thinstant, a fire broke out m Terre Haute, Indiana, n the hotel of Mr. Matthew Stewart, corner of Second and Na tional Road streets. The flames soon gained such headway that their progress could not be arrested until the hotel, with a large por tion ofits furniture, and several neighboring buildings, were destroyed. A letter from New York says:—We contin ue to look for the arrival of packet ships with some interest, for they will now t>ring us our foreign news. The Mediator, with Mr. Web ster on board,ought to be along. Our Banks and Fire Oompaniesare jrepar ing for their annual dividends. Our banks will have made money. The Marine Insur ance Companies will probably make small dividends. The Fire companies have suffered so much that they cannot make any. Imposition.—A species of fraud was prac tised in this* city on Tuesday last, which throws the manufacture of horn gun flints, wooden hams, and white fine cucumber seeds entirely in the shade. Just about nightfall a long slab sided stranger succeeded in selling to two of our grocers, three large tubs of what appeared to be a superior quality of strained honey, each tub containing about 160 pounds. Scarcely an hour had elapsed before it was discovered that there were only 15or2npounds of honey in each tub, which was crrefully se parated, by a piece of canvass nailed closely around the sides, from sugar house molasses! and as one of the grocers exclaimed on dis covering the cheat,” poor at that.”—Sehen nectady Reflector. Mr. Inglee, a mechanic, of Richmond, Va., is said to have invented a Canal Steam Boat, which he is confident will succeed. TheMarlbro’ Gazette says lhat Brookfield Farm, near Nottingham, Prince George’s county, was sold by R. \V\ Bowie, Esq. on Monday last, for $50 per acre. The tract con tained 600 acres, and was purchased by John T. Berry. Oysters.—As an item in the oyster statis tics of St. Louis, the Bulletin states that thou sands of cans of oysters are sent from Balti more to that city, yearly. These cans, con taining from four to five dozen of preserved oysters, are said to retail there at $1,50 the i ican. __ Awful Shttwreck.—A correspondent ot the Detroit Daily Advertiser gives the follow ing melancholy account of a shipwreck upon one of the northern lakes. Grandvjlle, Dec. 3, 1639. Dear Sir:—The Brig Neptune went ashore near Point Soihle on Monday of last week, and 19 of the 20 souls on hoard were either drowned or frozen to death. The Captain, the only survivor, got as far ns Muskego on Thursday. He says that the vessel was very little injured when he left her. 1 wo others reached the shore with the Captain, but soon Iroozeto death. Force of Custom.—In a very old English work we read the following curious anecdote illustrative of the effects of custom: “The lady of a very large, corpulent gen tleman being lately indisposed, thought pro per to have a bed by herself, that she might repose the better by lying alone. But soe was quite mistaken in her notion; for instead ofsleeping the better without her husband, she could not sleep at ail; and the reason of it* which may seem a very odd one, was tins — tiiat she found she wanted her husband, who was a very loud snorer, to snore her asleep her?io£ hearing this noise being as great a hindrance to her rest, as the hearing it would have been to one not used to it._ i uni ■mitiii■in"1- -: TaMB’S works. ... niHE Works of Charles Lantb, to w >‘ | are perfixed his letters, and a his life, by Thomas Noon Taltouru, 011 |E««.»reOi»r,alebW fc ENTWISLE.