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An attempt has again been made in the
House of Representatives by Mr. Casey
to fix a day—1st of August—for adjourn
ment—but the House did not entertain the
proposition. •
We have received a cop}’ of a Masonic
Address delivered before Front Royal (Va.)
Lodfe, No. 102, by J. L. Fauntleroy. on
the last anniversary of St. John the Bap
tist—an address which does credit to the
learning and talents of its worthy author.
We see, l>v a Tennesee paper, that Mr.
Gentry declines a ie-election to Congress.
Amongst the beneficial improvements of
modern limes. few deserve higher estimation
than ih* increased attention to the education
of children of all classes, which is greatlv fa
cilitated bv the number and variety of judi
cious books that have heen written for iheir
instruction and amusement. Nonsense has
given wav to reason, anti useful knowledge*
under an agree*hie form.has usurped the place
of the history of Tom Thumb and Jack hie
Giant Killer.—N» Y. Exp.
And, herein, we beg leave just to say,
that in “usurping the place” of our okl
favorites, tales around which the best as
sociations and feelings of one’s whole life
cluster, these modern ••judicious books,’7
so full of “useful knowledge,” have not
always proved themselves to be ubcnefi
cial improvements.” Probalby the histo
ry of Jack the Giant Killer is quite as
“useful” to some children as an essay on
“Hydrostatics*7 even though it be disguis
ed in <can agreeable form,77
It ought to be stated, and will be by us,
that again the inattention and gross neg
lect of members of Congress are becoming
appirent, in the House of Representatives j
frequently finding itself without a quorum, \
in the midst of public questions of interest, j
and when it is important for the busiuess
to be despatched.
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The bill for the Armed Occupation of.
Florida has passed the House of Repre- :
sentatives. _
The importance of an adherence to true
constitutional principles, at this time, is, to
us, as manifest as at any period dur
ing the late Presidential contest. The
price of Liberty is eternal vigilance.”—
“Pick your flints, try your rifles again.”
By a gentleman direct from Canada, we i
learn, sav* the Rochester Den orrnt, that a
serious affra* occurred at St. Cathartic's last
week. It appears that a large number of la
borers, waiting to romnenff operations upon
ihcWtlland Canal. coieustin^ mostly of Irish
men, who were divided into two parties.
Known as “ t'orknnians” and “ Far Downers, *
got into a difficulty, and a fi*ld ensued, in
w tmdi the “t orkonians” were partially vic
torious, The authorities, unable to suppress
vbe distw ounce*, called out ihe military com
panies stationed at that place, who marched
against the rio;ers. It i* said that three hun
dred Cnrkonians armed w ish shillelaha and
bludgeons, formed themselves for an atiack
upon die soMierv, hu.i marched up indie very
point* of their bayonets ; and it was not until
ihe officer save ,or<b rs to fire, that the rioters
dispersed. An express was ^ent to Niagara
for another company of soldiers, and it was
reported that the Irish were arriving ui large
cumber* for a fight wuh the ° regulars.’* We
shall probably hear tull particulars in a day
or two,
Alexander McLeod made his appear
ance in Buffalo last Thursday, and catne near
being nu»l»hed by a company o| patriotic low
ers, who followed him up and down the
streets, abusing lorn and calling him names,
until at last he took refuge in a store, whence
quietly departed for the cats. We agree
with the Buffalo Commercial, that McLeod,
well aware as he must he of the feelings with
which many on this side regard him, is a fool
lor coming here tildes* compelled by busi
ness; hut if so compelled, there ought to be
power somewhere that should be exerted to
prevent such a patriotic display on the partol
John O’Brien and his cronies. Unhappily,
there are too many such characters on each
side of the line.
A stage accident occurred on the road
be>*>n(* Hanccck.on Friday morning* which
• jfuury to the passengers in ihe
caused u- *'ver used to lock ihe wheel,
coa&ii. The iv j* »r ii
. . -descending Town tin I
hro*e as the coach ivaswrM/C °
and ihe horses started off in a iu».' ru(‘» •hrovv*
ing ihe dnver from his seal. The horses then
Ml to themselves, darted on, and threw the
stage against the mountain, breaking it up,
and injuring several of ibe passengers, but ou
ly one it is supposed materially.
Dullness.—A curious and interesting
incident has occurred in Bangor harbor,
which will serve to illustrate the activity of
the coasting business. Captain Colcord, of
Prospect, has been waiting in that harbor with
•he schooner Hudson so long that a Rohm
hgs hullt a nest in the bum of the topsail, and i
lud two eggs in it.
There were some symptoms of a mob &t
St. Louis, on the 8th Inst., a large crowd hav
ing gathered round two of the banking insu
rious of the city, with the purpose of seeing
»hu was going to break them open and reach
the®. No one being willing to strike the :
8fit blow, lire crowd dispersed, much disap*
The New York American says that the
fitted States steam frigate Mississippi, Capt.
^Ittr, oo'v in that harbor, is understood to
, “ode* immediate orders for the Gull of
^xico. It is added, however, that the otsh
0 lit her off it yet wanting.
The plague of a standing army was well il
lustrated at Montreal on Thursday of last
week, when no less than seven soldiers were
tried for larcenies. One had robbed a poor
woman, aa immigrant, of her little store, bav- I
ing first gained her eon&dence by representing j
hirnselfas a friend of her husband, whom she
had come otit to join. Two others, passing a
long the highway, fell in with a man from the
States, who had gone to Canada to see his fa
ther, and who, fatigued with a long tramp,
had fallen asleep at the road-side. Him they
robbed of fifty-five dollars. Two others were
convicted or * tea ling watches.
| The Montreal Herald says that offences by
the soldiery have multiplied, ol iaie, to an a
larming ex lent The police office has been
crowded with them, and several are in con
finement awaiting trial.
Correspondence of the Baltimore Patriot.
Washington, July 19, 1849.
The doubt which hangs over the Revenue
Bill keeps every thing hi suspense, both as to
the progre>s and conclusion of events. The
public here upon the spot of political action
can know but little more for the next ten
|days than is known by the people abroad. It
ls generally believed that the Revenue bill
yesterday sent to the Senate from the House
will pass, and dial not only with the twenty
fifth section retained, which preserves ihe pu
rity o! the distribution principle, but with all
the material provisions of the bill so far as
they relate to the collection of the revenue.—
Will the President veto such a bill, think you?
I doubt it much, but nous verrons. We shall
know all and that nut many days hence, for
wnat is now to he done will be done quickly.
Tax on Dolls—The Washington corres
pondent of the North American tells the M
lowing :
While the Tariff bil! was’under discussion
on Friday, Mr. Gamble, of Georgia, rose, and
with gieat pleasantness of manner, said that
at the suggestion ol some of his bachelor
Sriends, he would move to strikeout the duty
oi\ dolls, casting a furtive glance at some of
the most lmconigible oT that solus cum solo
genus. The motion did not prevail. The
talented and witty Mrs.-, who was pre
sent in the gallery, whispered to her young
Irienvl, the beautiful Mi9$-, hope my
dear the July will not he removed, asihe pret
tiest ami most animated dolls in the world
are made in The West. We must protect this
species of home manufacture.’* Miss
laughingly replied that they had better impose
an ad valorem (Uiiv of 5.0 per cent on the whole
bhiiquaUtl anti-Cupid tribe of bachelors*
“Ah, mv dear, said Mrs.-, if it were to be
an a.i valorem duty, there would be no reve
uue, for bachelors are of no value to tnera
sH'rs, to us, or the country. 1 confess that 1
mild g:ve my vote for a tax of $100 per ca
put *’ How I*»ng this dialogue was kept up by
me fair speakers, 1 know not, having been
obliged to leave the gallery.
Gawe.—A parly of gentlemen, many of
them members of the Savannah Rifle Club,
went on an excursion through St. Augustine
Creek in the steamer Santee yesterday* ami
the day being fine for such a purpose, they
were very successful, killing thirty alligators,
ami wounding fifteen. They brought three
to town, the largest of which measured seven
feet seven inches, and another seven leet
three inches long.
Hear that ye who hunt sand snipe at the
sea shore, or chase tom-tits in the stubble
held Think of shooting a brsce °f alligators,
seven leet long, vs who hunt all day for a
hall starved rabbit!
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Flag of thk Uniteu States —The flag of
the United States was first designated by
Congress, in a resolution, passed June 14,
1777. According to that resolution, it was to
ronsist of thirteen horizon?*! strips, alternate
red and white;and the Union was to be thir
teen s’ars, white in a blue field, representing
a new constellation.
Bv an act of January 13, 1704,the stripes and
states were both to be fifteen in Humber,to take
rtftd from the first of May, 1795. This ad
dition °l two stars and twostripes to the flag j
was owing to the admission of Vermont ami
Kentucky into the Union, the former on tire
4ih of March, 1791—the latter on the 1st of
Bv another act ol Congress in 1821.we believe,
j! was provided that from and after the follow
ing 'mirth of Jidv,the flag of the U. S. should
consist ol 13 horizontal stripes, and the Union
be composed of twenty stars The same act
also provided, that on the admission of every
new Stale info the Union, one star should be
added to the flag—in hich addition should take
eflect on the fourth of July then next succeed
ing such admission. Of course, the present
fl-igot the United States consists of thirteen
strives and twenty six stars. Bv this ^regula
tion ihe s'»ipe> represent the number ol States,
fry wh »*e va or and resources Am rican In
dependence was achieved—while ifie addi
tional stars mark the increase of the States
since the adoption of the present Constitution.
Boston Juur.
Baromkter, its Fallacies.—The barome
ter has defied all calculations for the last lew
weeks. But it appears the rules by which it
has been regulated are factitious, and there
fore the supposed deviations from truth are
not the fault of the instrument so much as in
the artificial indications which the manufac
turer has applied-to its race. Of.Lardner put
this matter right in the following passage,
abstracted from one of bis lectures. He says: ■
‘‘The Barometer has been called a weath- :
er g.'ass. Rules are attempted to be estab- i
fished bv which,from the height of the mercu
rv, tltecorjing. state of the weather may be (
predicted; and we acco dingly find the word j
‘rain,1 changeable,'‘fab,’‘frost,’&c. engraved :
on the scale attached to the common domestic
barometer, as if, when itie mercury siamUat
the height marked by these words, the weath
er is always subject to the vicissitude* ex !
pressed by 'hem These mai ks are, howev
er, entitled to no attention; and it is only sur- \
prising to find their use coniii ued in the pre* j
sent times, when knowledge is so widely dii»
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fu^etl _ . .1 ~ **te adopted for
Thus it append that the sc^. v{ .
deiermming »he weather is about equa. !
predictions of ihe astrologers who inanutac-j
lurealniHiiacsfor the credulous and !jncr«m. •
The rise of mercury generally indicates fair
weather, anti tn winter frost. Its lal! indi
cates foul weather, and in the warm season
comingthnuder. Fluctuations in the barom
eter indicate unsettled weather, but the true
ch >ns»e* are not indicated bv the height of the
mercury, but by its c/.unyc
The Fuse Islands.—We observe that
Purser Waldron, and some ol ihe Middies
attached 10 the Exploring Squadron, have
immortalized themselves hv giving their
names to some ol ihe blisrul islands of the
P»cific Not content with inirtv»dujlising;
thev have given ua " Midshipman’s Group.’
“Passed Midshipman’S Group.* &c. Nowit
wVulJ we think, have been in better taste to
leave to the Navv Department the naming of
newly discovered islands. ,
This leminds us of a similar instance «.
mhtiton displayed in naming the streets ol a
new town not a hundred mdes from henre.
A S’l'tnd of young engineers was sent to
measure sod lay off the town and make
a map thereof. The map appeared very
neatly drawn, but judge ol ihe amaze*
ment of the trustees at home, when it appear
ed that every street was named after the en
gineers. beginning with the principal end go
ine down to the chain camera, with a rea
sonable sprinkling of relations and zweet*
hearts.—Sbv. Rep*
| The Louisian* election, so for as Members
of Congress *re concerned, however, is void.
The new apportionment bill entities the state
to four representatives, instead of three as
now elected. A new election must therefore
be ordered in coraformity with the provisions
of the apportionment. Whether this will
change the aspect of affairs remains to he seen;
and it seems by no means improbable that the
last veto (the news of which had not reached
Louisiana at the time of the election) and the
evident intention on the part of the President
to throw hitnselfin the arms of the Loco Focos
and consummate to the fullest extent his
course of faithlessness and treachery, may
arouse the Whig a Irom their aoathy, and in
duce them to do battle in earnest. There is
no doubt that there is a large Whig majority
in the Sia'e of Louisiana.
| The next election, in order, will take place
in North Carolina. There a Whig triumph is ;
almost certain. The cause of Clay will in- ■
umph in every part of the State. Mokehead
will be elected over Hexry by an unusually
large majority. The latter has already virtu
ally retied from the field, having given nonce
tint he should not again meet or address the |
people before the election.—N. Y. Cour.
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Business in the coal region looks discour
aging. In consequence of the dilliculties
there, and the entire stoppage of shipments,
the coal trade here is paralyzed. Yet the
Schuylkill is full of every kind of craft in pur
suit of coal. The Miner’s Journal of Satur
day says that “there are hut few men nt
work in this region yet—and we are tearful
that not much more fhan one-half of those
who ceased work will be enabled m find em
ployment again lor the present. Such is the
depressed stale of ihe trade thatorder* aie re
ceived daily from below to cease shipping—
and several here have been compelled 10 close
their works entirely for th.e’preseut.”— Pml.
9 , r ■ _
Now that Col. Johnson has declared, that
if he himself is not taken up as a candidate
for the Presidency, he will go for Mr. Clav,
must not Messrs Van Boren,Benton, Calhoun.
Buchanan, and Ca99, to prevent rhe Colonel '
from getting the weather-guageof them* come
out and make similar declarations in prefer
ence of Mr. Clay?
it was contended yesterday by a young
lawyer in one of the Assistant City Courts,
that a poodle dog no bigger than a Carolina
potato, is not a dog running at large. and does
not therefore come witnin the meaning ol the
dog law!—N. O. Pic.
Something or a Windfall.—A gentleman
connected with this establishment, had the \
snug little sum oi $50,000 i eft him by a de
ceased relative a tew weeks since. It will be
our turn next—Hartford Review.
The frigate Columbia, Capt. Shubrick,
sailed trom New York, yesterday for the Bra
zil station. Previous to leaving, sire fired a
parting salute of thirteen guns.
The pungent but just and deserved casti
gation given by you to the public and political
character nfCaleb Cushing, of the House of
Representatives, from the State of Massa
chusetts,holding his seat there as a Represen
tative ofthe people, but acting in reality »s the
Representative of John Tyler, met with the
hcaitv approbation of all independent men of
all parties, and. as I have reason to know from
d letter now in my possession, had its proper
effect in the gentleman’s own district—nor will
the labored ami far fetched reply to your con
cise home thrust, which appears in the Madi
sonian, a Iter the truth of the matter, or shield
Mr. C. from the just censure if not actual con
tempt which must fallow such conduct as his,
whenever, or by whomsoever played oft upon
the public stage. Mr. C. has already been
told that there is a homely hut expressive En
glish word—na^ty—which can he applied,
in the North as well as the South, in ertreme
cases. A YANKEE.
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Extractor a leuer Iroui a gentleman in Fau
quter County, in whose judgment there cau
be no ts:istake--dated, fS<h Ju-ly, 1342.
“1 was generally over the county, in the
Spring, and a more promising crop, I never be
held, and continued so, until a few days be
fore Harvest—when the rust took it; and from
all I can hear or le sr —the crop on an ave
rage is lessened one fourth part. In high
mountain situations the wheat is generally
good—the gold bearded wheat is said to be
but little injured in either flat or high land —
hence l consider there will be a FULL AVE
RAGE CROP.—Oats and Hay are both very
fine—and Corn though late looks well.1*
Price of PR OD U CE in Alexandria from
Wagons and Vessels_
Maryland Tobacco, - - $3 62£ a 6 00
Flour, per bt)l. - - S 75 a 0 00
Wheat, (red) - - 1 20 a 1 25
do (white) - - - 1 25 a 1 30
Rye, - - 0 75 a 0 00 |
Corn, (white,) • - • 0 57 a 0 5S
Do. (yellow,) * - - 56 a 0 57
Flaxseed, • - r - 1 25 a 0 00
Oats, frcjm wagons, per bush. 0 42 a 0 43
Do. from vessels. - • 0 00 a 0 40
Do. from stores, . - 0 45 a 0 48
Corn Meal, per bushel, - 0 60 a 0 62
Pork, (wagons,) * - 4 SO a 5 65
Butter, roll, per lb., • • 0 18 a o 20
Dp. firkin, da. - - O V0 a 0 14
Bacon, - - - - 4 50 « 0 0G
Lard, do. • - 0 C a 0 00
Clover Seed, - • . 6 50 a 7 00
White Beans, - - - 1 00 a 0 00
Plaister, • (retailed) - 4 50 a 0 00
Flour.—The wagon price remains at $5,75
for old, and $6 for new. The only 6ales we ,
hear oi are to Bakers at $6,25. In grain there
is nothing doing.
Richmond Wheat Market.—The Com
piler of yesterday says that contracts for the
sale of Wheat have been made on the fol
lowing terras:
Deliveries on the 1st July 81,10 per bushel;
do on the 15th August $1,05; do on the 1st
Sepieraber SI.
Arrived. Jult 19.
Packet Schr Repeater, Travers, Baltimore;
to Lambert & McKenzie, and freight for the
Steamer Chesapeake,Mitchell, Norfolk.
Several large craft passed up for Navy
Yard, with Coal, Lumber, &c.
Bar joe General Harrison, Bush, of this port
at New York, 49 days from Rotterdam.
Schr Sarah Lavinia, Roberts, hence at
Charleston 15th.
Neatly & expeditiously executed at this office
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The Senate yesterday, were engaged princi
pally on private bills. The Tariff bill is ex
pected to be reported to-day.
In the House of Representatives?, yesterday,
bills relating to the Territories were acted on.
A deputation of North Western Indians, ar
rived in. Washington yesterday.
The four persons who sailed from Charles
ton last week in a row boat and were suppos
ed to have beet: lost, were fortunately rescued
after great sufferings, and have arrived home
Mouton is no clmibl elected Governor bv a
majority ranging from 500 t<> 1000. lie got
the vote of both parties in many <>f ihe French
Parishes—being a French Creole himself.—
The Whig' have the Senate certain, and pro-,
bably the House. To ihe lauer. thev have
elected, so far, 29—3i> is half of ihe House.
'The State is good for Harry of the West —
unless the Loco Foeo candidate be a French
Creole. If Mr. Van Boren, or Mr. Calhoun,
or Captain Tyler, or whoever is the man of
the Locos, can pass himself ofl as a Creole,
the State may be put down a'* doubtful.
Richmond Whig.
Durr os Sheathing Copper —Great ex
citemcnt prevails among the ship owners ol
this port at the proposition now before Con j
gress, for imposing a duty on sheathing copper
—a measure never before adopted in this
country—and now altogether uncalled lor
There are only five roiling manufactories in
the country, and thev have all grown rich
without protection. The duty proposed will
amount to a prohibition; and tv ill of course
produce no r ‘venue. Our ships will be driven
to European ports for re-shea tiling; and' the
enure operation of the provision will he evil
and evil only to tfie commerce ol the country,
rt gives no encouragement to the production
of American copper, as it e pig rjeial is intro
duced duty free.—N. V. Com.
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I To the Citizens «/ Alexandria and vicinity.
UST opened, 8 t t he Store of the Subscriber
at the upper end ol King st., opposi'e Mr.
Hooe’s Flour Store, a n assortment ol Seasona
ble Dry Goods, and Trimming®, which will tie
Sold unusually low for cash. We frame in part,
super, corded Skirts, extra si/.e; su >er. white
Colton Hose do, Black do, ti ne Mix’d hall
Hose, Gum Elastic Suspenders, suner White
Net do, double straps, do Colored ; Pardon’s
Spool Cotton, Swiss and Book Muslins, Bi-h
op La wn, super B!ack Italian Cravats, Chil
dren’s Frock bodies. Ladies Cravats, and a
variety of other goods too tedious to mention, t
all of which were purchased at ruinous sacrifi
ces, and will he s »ld at a small advanee.
Milliners and Sln-p Keepers are invited to
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A DINING room servant, j* for hire, who
can he well recommended, for capabdi- J
ty. honesty and sobriety He has served);
in both public and private house*, hut chiefly <
in ihe latter. For particulars, enquire at trii'j
olfice. jy 21—enSi
HAVING taken the large and commodious
3 story buck d welling on King, hetvveen
Fair tax and Water streets, cm arc tin muriate
a few genteel boarders by the ueek or year,
jy 21—eoot
Important and interesting wnrh% embellished
with several hundred fine enfsravin?3.
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a The two story rough-cast hou«eat‘
the Corner of Queen and Fairfax sts., I
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or to W.U. FOWI.E &. SON. j
jy-20 !
_ i
PERSONS visiting the
Springs this season aie res- |
► ctfully nfonued that they i
ran leave Bain mire dally, at 2 o'clock, A. M. j
f..r Washington City, leave Washington at
6 A. M., ainve at Alexa ndrta at G),where they ■
will find a Coach ready to receive them at :
tLe wharf, leave Alexandria immediately,:
and arrive at the Spring the same evening. 1
Returning will leave I lie Springs at 4 o’clock. !
A. M ami arrive in Alexandria in ume for j
the Coat to Washington the same afternoon, j
The coaches and reams on this route are in- !
ferior to none, with sober and gentlemanly
drivers, and every attention paid to the com
fort and convenience of travellers.
tv 7—3tawltri Proprietors.
[Baltimore Patriot and National Intelligencer
insert 3 times a week tor l mouth and send
hills to A. Fleming, Alex.]
_ I
o__n The Proprietor of this pleasant and ,
pf:i| desirable siruanon informs the public
Jlil/JiLthai it is now open lor the reception of
company. It is situated most conveniently—in ■
larbiiyof access from the seaboard to moun* *
lain nir, if is excelled by no watering place in I
the Union, being but one mile distant from 1
STEPHENSON'S DEPOT, on the VViticnes- '
ter and Baltimore Railroad, where a public 1
conveyance util always meet the cars,
ascending and descending, and five ■
miles from Winchesur which is daily visited
by lines of singes from the surrounding conn- 1
try. 'This Watering [dace has heeen numer
ously resorted t» by persons laboring under i
liver affection, and other derangements of se i
creiioti with the happiest effect. The efficacy 1
of :!ie wate*' attested by numbers Iroin ’die 1
Atlantic cities, from which it is peculiarly ac- !
cessible. is believed to be equal to any Medt- 1
etna! Spring in Virginia.
Every effort has been made to put this de
lishifui Watering Place upon a fooling with M
the most fashionable watering places of the |
kind—and every exertion will be used to give i
satisfaction toali who tin v visit it J
ipay25—law2mo BRANCH JORDAN.
OVER, the Mount Vertnn Course, near Al
exandria, 1) C., will commence on Tues* $
day, the 4th October, 1842, and continue live
d a v s. ,
No. 1. A sweep^akes lor Colts and Fillies, >
three vear> old. Spring of J342, via ranee one r
! hundred bushels Wheat, hall forfeit, mile
. h *a ts, io na me a mi ciose on or before the 15th t
! September, 1342—four or more to cmke a race. N
j This stake will he Im ’bed to the counties of ,
j Fairfax. Prince William, Fauquier, Loudoun (
and Alexandria, D C., and Nags now bona j j.
! file owned within the hunts sifuresaid. s
No. 2. A **weepstakes f»r Colls and Killies, l
three years old Spring of 1312—entrance $50, .
P.P., to which tUh pi oprlelor will add $150, q
| an » deduct 7j per cent on each entry, mile t
I heat-;, to name am! c!o>e on or before the loth f(
I September, 1842—four or more to make a race. s
| No. 3 A sweep-takes for Colts and Fillips, j;
1 tliree years old. Spring of 1842—entrance 875,
P. P., tr> wlrch the proprietor will add §200,
and deduct iO per cent on each entry, two .
mil'' beats, to name and close on or before the
15th September, 1342—four or wore to make a '
No. 4 A sweepstakes for Colts nnd Fillies, }
I thre* years old Springcf 15 42—nitrai ce §3oO, *
$109 forfeit, two mile heals, to name and ciose (
| on or before the 15th September, i342— three (
! or more to make a race. j |
No. 5. A sweepstakes for three and four : j
year old’s Spring of 1842— entrance $250, halfja
forleit, to which the proprietor will add $250 if
and deduct 7} percent on earl) entry, two I j
mile heats, to name and close on or before me j n
15di September, 1312, thiee o? more to make ! h
u race. J \
In addition to the above stakes, the follow- c
mg Jockey Club Purses will be given: 8250, p
two mile heats;. $400, three mile heals; and $
Proprietor’s purse 8890, 4 mile heal-; also, | tJ
the < 'itizens* plate of Alexandria, of tl c value j p
of SI000, Four unie heats, of which plate the a
proprietor gives $ 100. \VM. MLllsH<)N,
je 10—UoScpw Proprietor, j
TpHE Subscriber intends, alter ihe in*',nih< f
B August. nsv>ciat»ng with Inin, :n bis
rhool, his son George. They intend estnb
ishing a Seminary o! Learning, m trie County
»!' [vingr George, Vaa ho.ut rl iri*ea south —east
rom the Court house, a location lor health
vi111out h parallel, perhaps, in the Norihern
<i ck. Intending to make teaching their stu It
imi prtffessiori, tnev are desirous to in and ar:
nstituiion which *hall hr peruMnent. To el
ect this object, no effort nor labor hss been
pared to make thorough preparation to dis
charge the arduous, difficult and responsible
|it! 10s devolving on tin* instructor nj' youth,
ir.d to render the situation coml ’..Tlftb e and
lesiratile. They assure the public that every
xpedient tvill be resorted to, to impart to the
'o*::;f committed to their care, a thorough
;no \ledge of every branch of science taught
,y them, hoping t lie re by, to merit the»r cordial
pprohaiion. and secuie their testimony in fa*
-or ol the uude^-ar.-firg. Having been en
ra,'red in the profession ol teaching for several
’ears, they feel confident of rendering entire
atisfrction to their patrons. Gentlemen dis
used to board their children, are informed
hat the discipline in the family, as well as in
he institution, shall be strictly p&renta! and
a! alary •
Jreek and Latin Languages, Classical
Literature, Antiquities and survey
Mg, per session,
Natural Philosophy Natural History.
Elocution, Composition, Algebra,
Geometry, Trigonometry, &c. per
session, ^ ^
;nglish Grammar, Geography, Mensuration.
Arithmetic,&c. per ses 7 50
loard, Lodging, Washing* &c. per ses
Sion, S -3 CO
The exercises oT the first session will com
mence the 2d Monday in September next and
lose the 2J Friday in February following
»o student will he admitted for a snorter pe
jod than on* session. persons disposed to
ncourage the institution are requested to sig
tify the same to the subscnberon or before
he first of August, and addreas their cosimu
ncations to the Courr House.
\V-:nd Grove* xh 31—* ?;me I Aug
ON Thursday next, Slat, at 10 o'clock, wifl)
be sold at the house occupied by Joaept*
Crook, on Columbus,between King aodPrin^f
streets, his household and kitchen furoltiirfw
Terms made known at aale.
jy 20—2t WM. DEVAUQHN.
T JNDER the authority of a Deed of Trurt^
executed on the seventh day of July, in,
the year 1838, by Peter C. Arundelt, of Fair*
fax County, In Va., to the subscriber, lie will;
offer tor aale, by Public Auction, at, Fairfax
Court House, on Monday th$ X5th day of Au*
g-ust next, (beingCourt day,) the following
tracts or parcels of Land,to wit; all thflj per
tain lot of land, which was assigned toMkty
ley Harrison and Sarah Ha prison gf Fairfax
County, in the division of the lands of tne lat£
Joseph Simpson, deceased, containing 92*
acres; and one other parcel of lauidix said
County of Fairfax, generally known a\“Sau£*
ster*s Vacancy” containing 27 acres, 6 pcrtieb,
which was sold and conveyed by James Sang*
ater to Manley 11 orrrson: the said two tract*,
of land are the same which werd. sold, and
conveyed by Manley Iiarrison and wife, to
John D. Hat rison of Alexandria, and by him
and his wife sold and conveyed to the afore
said Peter C. Arundel*, and contain about 120
acres, ail in one body.
Terms of this sale are, Cash, for the amount
ui three nous now due and unpaid, each for
the sum of o:.e hundred dollars, payable Of^
the first days of Jmwnry, 1840,1841, and 1942
with legal interest on them, respectively, Irony
the 9th day oi July, 1339, until paid. On$
hundred doljais to be paid on the first day of
January, 1943. and one hundred dollarson the
first day of January, 1844. with legal interest
on il.e said two Iasi mentioned notes, to be*
also computed from the said 9;U J.uJx 1838, the
dale of the said no’.ec respectively.
BERNARD not>£,
}y 19-cots Trustee.
I WILL .sell a tractor parcel of Land.lying
in Fairfax county, containing about 220 a*
cres. Thi? land lies about two miles south
of Fairfax Court House, on which James Har
rison now lives,—and is binding on the road
ending irom the Court House to tne Town of
Dccoqnan — and is an excellent piece of Fair
;i>: Land. A good portion of it is in oak, and
lie old land that is not in cultivation is grown
jp in pine, and ia easily improved. The butU
linos are an oid log House. Stable. A"
black smith shop on the road, is as a good
i stand lor that business as could be found in
ilie county. There is also on the land a brick
Jhurch, tree for any denomination of Chris
tians, within half a mile of the House. Any
person wishing to purchase said land, wifi
please to caii on Thomas R. Love, Esq.,
it Fairfax Court House, or to the Subscriber
o Alexandria. If the said land should not be
sold before August Court, it will be offered
lien to the highest bidder,
jy 19—cuts J. D. HARRISON.
LAN Tuesday .the 2C h instant, at 10 o’clock,
A. M. ue shali seli by order, at the U.
>. Arsenal. Washington, I). C. a large lot of
cr ip Iron, Scrap Sice!, ami corAlernned Mili
ary Accoui le mentis viz.
Large lo Grape Lit.>t, (castings,) large lot
crap cast and wrough; Iron, large lot old
Muskets Rifles,Carbine*,and officers’ Sabre*,
nuylciaus a-'d noncommissioned officers*
■Tvurds and Sword hells, Rifle Flasks, Iron
Trucks, Bridle hits, Curb chains, and Stirrups,
Tongues, Wheels, awl Swingletrteis, JSic.—
\ large lot of Naves and Spokes for Wheels,
veil seasoned, large lot second hand Tools,
txes, , Drills. Fullers, Files assurted,
iauges, Hammers, Saws, &c., Planes and
’line Irons, Spade*, Shovels, Picks, &C.
■ledges, Smiths' l ongs, Anvils, Screw Taps,
ron Trucks, with a great variety ol other ar
iciesnot deemed necessary to be enumerated.
Me attention of manufacturers pf iron. Mid
ler*, wheel rights, and others, is requested
> the above sale. Terms cash, payable iu
pecie or its equivalent. Articles to be paid
>r beloie delivery.
Washington,jv II—eotif Auctioneers.
[)Y virtue of a Deed of Trust executed tp
3 Lie subscriber, by the late Richard B.
lason of Jackson City. D. C , on the 4th of
Covember, t6ID, ami duly recorded in the
berk’s CMHce id the Circuit Court, in the
hmnty of Alexandria, and District of Co*
i.mbia in Lit>er B. No ii, Folio 76: l ahull, for
he purposes therein specified, offer for sale,
t public auction to the highest bidder, for*
ash. on the fjr-1 Monday In August next, at
2 o'clock M. of said day, if /air, if not, the
ext fair day thereafter, three valuable and
kely NEGRO MEN, slaves tor life, named
hil, Gabriel, and Sandy ; being the property
onveyed hy said Deed The sale will lake
lace at the time above mentioned, at the
uuthern extremity of the long bridge, in front
I Lee’s Tavern, the same whirl) was occu
lt'd hy the late It. B Mason as his residence,
nJ known hy the name of JLrksou City,
R. G. SAUNDERS, Truster,
jy I—eots Leesburg, Va.
T)Y virtue of a DecJ of Trust, executed to
i 13 ihe subscribers, t>v John Hooe, Jr , bear?
jingd?*le tlu fir^t day of May, 1841, ai:d duly
i recorded m the Clerk’* Office, of Prince Wil
liam County, Va , we shall offer for sale ai
Public Auction, (nr cash, before the duorof
i the Farmers’Hotel in the 'Town of Freder
ick iburg, on Saturday the third day of Sap*
; temhcr next, the iollowing Real Estate, to
. win a tractor parcel of land. Wing and be
ing m the County ol Prit.ce William, known
by the name of Yorkshire, adjoining the lauds
! of Lovell Maiden*, Win. J. Weir, and Win,
Brawnrr, containing about eleven hundred
acres, n hemg the same land which was con*
Veved to »he said John Hoo.b Jr., by Rushrod
. Washington ar.d Henry Turner: also another
tract of tann, adjoining the above named
! tract, called Locust G/ove, containing about
seventeen hundred ac.es, which was devised
to the sai I John Hmte, Jr., by his father, the
»|ate Bernard Jiooe, of Prince William county.
The title to the said land is believed to be
! undisputed, but selling as trustee*, we shall
convey only, such a9 is vested in us by the,
: deed nl tru3t aforesaid.
, King George, Va., June 23— eots rrmicc*.
WAS stolen from the Sta bie of the Subsen*
ber. on the night of Saturday,lt>th lost.,
j n dark bay carnage horse about 14* hd'a high,
j atvl 9 years «dd He is stoutly built, with *
i white ship on the note—and on one. or bmb
] of his hmJ legs, some white hairs about U>#
fetlock, intermixed witty the natural colour,*#
if resulting fnui} a hurt - a very full tr.d flow*
1 mg tail, and mane lull but rather short,parti
cuhirlv behind the ear*. Twenty dollar* will
' be given tor hi a return to S pi ing bt t*k, Ftnrity
| County. Va., near Alexandria, D. C.
* ;y \'±—eotf _A. :xl ASOV.
Gentle.vi i who art to want oj a gtVK
Braving Soap will find the above to pow
6tss every requisite, putuptn Jars, wiooftsn
jswer tne gurpo-e oi a shaving bu*. F^ce
! uia!v 5° <*er.t:*.. For pale at
hait’tyv *;arr.fe.
t> Drct -dr*

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