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aifi> ses s’wjdhjss The ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE, Tor the country, is printed on Tuesday, Thurs day, and Saturday. SiVtecripfton.—'The Daily Paper *3 iurnishcdiat $3 per annum—payable half yearly* TheCountry Paper (tn-weekly) 1b furniehed lor 95 per annum—payable in advance. Vo subscription is received from the ceuntry,un less accompanied by the cash, or byfarespon Bible name. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1842. —rnrnmm — ■ ■ m ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 1 1 ■ - • — [FOR the ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE. THE TOURNAMENT—Aug. 26, 1342, At the Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, on the 26tb ol August, was the most soul stirring scene I ever beheld. These noble 9ports should be revived throughout the Slate. One at the aa me place had preceded this, earlier in the season, and an account oTit been published. Of one thing, I am sure no picture can impart a just idea of the last; none hut an eye witness can conceive of the whole scene. The Knights, in their varied fancy dresses, repre tenting the heavy maned lenipiar—tne Cossack—the chivalrous Salad in-—Richard C*ur deLton—the Cumanche Chief—and the Bedouin Arab,—the noble steads, eager Tor the conflict—the animating blasts of the horn and the trumpet—the admiring gaze of beauty from the carriages, galleries and lawns—the crowded fields and fences of the more manly lovers of deeds of chivalry—a I! combined — presented a spectacle worihv of the pencil 'of the most gifted artist. But the mere specta cle itself, was nothing in interest, to the thril ling sensations ol the contest. No. I, J. M., of Fauquier, of a name destin ed to iminonality, a tall, knightly figure, en ergetic and elastic, as the gallant Bayard, curving neck, and bended head, like an ar row, passed the crowd—Ins glittering lance well pointed to the target—but fortune turned its point, and although the ring was struck,it counted not for him. Then came No. *2, J. S. P., of Alexandria, a worihv rival of his pre decessor; with grace and elegance, he point ed to the target, hut with no better success.— No. 3, F. L. T„ was Gloucester’s Champion, mounted to some disadvan*nge, and although the glorious prize was not destined for him.tie aimed at it with a proud spirit worthy a knight’s bosom. No. 4, R S., of Alabama, an elegant knight from a distant land, but mounted on a ••war horse, with thunder in his mein,” that scorned so shadowy an adversary; he was not permitted to strike it with unerring aim. No. 5, R. C. T., was a famed Knight (Cteur de Lion,) with the honors of Loudoun upon him, a county victorious in so many conflicts, the Witenagemol of tfie land is called onto curb and spancel her. A’l eyes turn to his unerring spear, sighted as a rifle—and as it penetrates the centre, the loud shout and the blast of the bugle, proclaim the incipient tri umph. No.6, J. T. S., of Mobile, is Suladin himself—in form, in grace, in dexterity; a re sident ofa far Southern city; unawed by the success of his opponent, he bows to his Lady Love and enters the lists—white as snow in dress—and as swift as the eagle, he spurs on to the ring, and hears it ofl, amidst the wav ing of handkerchiefs and the shouts of ail the beholders. No. 7, L. B. R„ a beautiful rider, of fine person, and face, and bearing—whose lance it seemed,could not err. But the race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the _ ._ _ _ — a/I M/.. ... a I I. i n po nn fillr girUIlg—1»U Bwuiiutw, « '""t him. No. S,G. F. M., small in stature but great in soul—muscular ami sinewy, as fear less anti bold, he held the proud,pawing steed, till the waving flag, permitted him to show with what skill and gallantry he could hear of! the ring, which he did amidst the general shout of joy. Next came No. 9, E. C. F., the third in succession, from thesame countv.Stai ford The heart of a goddess of beauty heats high with hope os he approaches in noble style and strikes at the diminutive object— which is thrown to a distance hut counted not. I: was painful to see those blighted hopes which but a moment before, had beamed so brightly. No. 10, J. ^S. G.—A champton, known on former fields of fame, alike the soul ol honor, of gentleness and courtesy, as well as of knightly bearing. As wont, he strikes and bears aloft the emblem ol victory. No. 11, W. M. T.—A Oumanche Chief from the mountains—triumphant in manv conflicts —he enters the list with the low landers, proudly conscious, that if he did not win the prize, he would do more, and deserve it. But ihe fickle Clueen of Fortune smiled not. And No. 12, R. G. enters the list—a Be douin Arab, who scorned to exchange his own fierce and fiery steed for any other—hut, atif to show he delighted in difficulties, spurred on the frantic animal, till, by a side-leap, a‘l seemed lost, but no! the Arab could not he surpassed—and at the special instance <*r all the knights, renewed the trial, and finally tmidst the admiring gaze of all,—and of one especially, boreoft the ring in splendid style. The First trial was now through. The Second began, and Nos 1, *2, 3 and 4, chared precisely the same fate as before, hut with increased admiration for leats of horse manship, that could scarcely he excelled.— No. 5, Cceur de Lion,—again pierced the ring —and the dexterous Saladin to.lowed confi dent of success,- but the prize was not taken! A queation was raised whether the ring had not been turned bv the wind or otherwise. It tfasrea^tved, and the lUts proceeded. No 7, more fortunate than before,, struck but did dot bear ofl the ring. No. 8 onlv struck it.— So. bore it off in triumph. Rappahannock’s Champion canoe in next. No. to loses the ride ib Consequence of his horse flying the track. The Cdnfcicche Chief strikes it only—when the cry for the Arab was heard along the ae the full blooded Gohanna could bring him,he comes—leaning forward and presenting the surface ot a head only—but in vain—the ring is missed. The Third round begins—Nos. 1, 2, 3. and 4, the seme as in the second—except that No. 3 knocked ofl the ring.—Richard of the Lion Heart—now comesforvtard, hut even his true lance fails for once—and the admired and as tonishing. Saladin, attains his equality by piercing the centre ol the ring amidst the loudest acclamations—but lo! the saddle turns! the nimble horseman leans to the op posite tide—a sudden bend in the road reverses hie poeition—at another leap of the furious eteed, hie rider is thrown, but on his feet. which he retains for 3 or 4 strides at full speed — when prostrate and perhaps lifeless he €omec to the ground. A scream is heard from the crowd, the shudder of alarm is instants* neons end universal, the most intense anxiety thrills through every vein. But the knight, the seeming favorite of the field, who had thus fallen, in the lap ol victory, is seen to rise end to stand. Joy and congratulation return to ever? bosom. The wounded knight is borne ofl the field with the hopes and the admira tion of every one present The presiding Judge i« now appealed to by the assembled multitude. Having been an eminent member of the profession of arms,his sympathies might have misled him, but the ermine he wore of impartial justice, decided the ctmtest '« be equal between Nos. 5 and*, and (at ih e quest of all the knights) that.No. 6 might ap pear bv his Champion, in the single contest fnr the 1st prize. No. 10 is chosen ns that Ichamploi And here again the noble Lion I Heart*meets a foe ma n worthy of his steel — iThe fourth and the fiOh tilts are made, with 'precisely equal success. The sixth ensues i amidst breathless anxiety, and as Jupiter 1 himself, sometimes nods, the gallant Richard, for once, left room for his skilful adversary, ; who bore off the ring and ended the ?>o"ous conflict. No. 10 then then won for htnuelf the ini prize, while No. 9 bore off tne 4th. The (eats ol arms being thus clr|[,e* sidinc Judge, in presence ol all the Knights, by the Herald arranged, addressed the victor thus:-“Sir Knight, for your success against Igallantcompeiitorsin this noble sport the ghi rv of our ancestors of a former generation, and now it is revived here, to become the I pride of this--the Judges ol the Tournament j have awarded you the prize—you have nobly I won it, proudly bear it, (then the wreath was presented the victorious Knight in the person of his chosen friend.) Wi'h this wrealh, adorn the brow of the lady you may choose to crown Queen of love and beamy, i t urn ir.g to the Knight who took the second ] >«u Sir Knight, have borne off the second prize. Considering the noble bearing of the Knights around you, this is glory enough. 'Tis vour privilege to select tne Queen’s first maid ol honor. [Addressing Knights who took the 3d and 4th ] Sir Knights, you have taken the other prizes. Whereall, so well wereentilled to success, yours deserves no mean praise* Upon you, Tails the selection ol the 2d and ml maids of honor.” , , „ ... The wreath of victory was placed on the brow of the worthy representative of the wounded knight. Before the whole a«seni y of loveliness and splendour, he offers the crown to the majestic anu uwumiu. of Florida, who was constituted the Queen ot Love and Beauty, for the evening. The aspir ing and emulous Richard, laid the second honor oHhe field, at the feet of the charming Miss P. ol Loudoun—The third was placed, bv Knight, E. C. F , at ihe shrine ol grace and loveliness, in the person of Miss M. W., of Fredericksburg: and knight G. F. M., suc ceeding to the next honor, (No. 10, personat ing the victor) presented his claim, at the feet of MissM.O.S., as the fairest of the lair, from the same lar famed town, and would have contended, against every champion, that she was peerless in the universe. Another incident now #ccurred. Three dis comfited knights, galled ai defeat in the pres ence of beauty, but too generous to wish the least abatement of their rivals’well-earned honor, cast their gloves, through the herald, to any and all, who would presume to claim truer loyalty to the newly elected Queen oj Love and Beauty. Knight M. not content with his substituted right to the -1th honor, with the agility of die antelope, leaps at, and lakes up the glove A beholder enquires^ whose glove do you take. “1 core not whose.” was the prompt answer, in a manner that im plied, ‘‘come one—come all—I am ready’ —• With a lofty bow,the Ournapche Chie. replied '* i have the honor to represent that glove.” Tlie'Arab*s glove was touched by knight.No. 1, and the third was taken up, by a new aspi rant, of high pretensions in the field ol glory. The lists were arrayed lor the afternoon, when the contest was renewed in all knightly courtesy, in the presence of grave soldiers, ermined judges and fair ladies, and ifon other ( fields, man’s blood has been shed,we ventuie to affirm more beautiful horsemanship has rarelv been exhibited. At night, the Bugle’s blast, summoned all to the capacious saloon to do honor to the Queen. Radiant, in diamonds and other even more sparkling gems, her grand entre, on the arm ol tier hero, followed by her maids ol honor, amid the sounds ol a fine band, playing “llail to the Chief’-and all the succeeding scenes of that memorable evening, we leave to he sketched by a more skilful i«n*^ban Fauquier Springs, August 31, 181*2. The New TAKivr Law —A cargo of 260 cases of crushed sugar, each containing 1200 lbs. is now landing at this port. This .$10,000 lbs. of sugar was imported from Amsterdam, and paid a duty of20 per cent ad valorem, or about 1 3 4 cts. a pound. Underthe new law the duty is 6 cents a pound, making a difler ence of over $13,000 on the cargo. When this sugar was sent here, it was intended to ex port it to lfalv, with the benefit of drawback, but having blundered into so favorable a position, it wilfof course he retained here. A cargo of brandy is also landing, which was admitted last week at a duty of 20 per ct. Under the new tariff the duty is 81, a gallon, or about five times the former duty. These will serve as specimens of the opera tion of the new tariff upon importers who have on hand large stocks of goods of particular descriptions Upon merchants whose cargoes are yet to arrive, it will in some cases operate favorably. A merchant remarked to us the other day, while the details of the hill were under dis cussion in Congress, that the decision of the | question whether tea should be free, or pay a duly of 20 per cent, would affect his interests j : to the amount of $50,000. The cash duties ordained by the new tariff will operate very severely upon houses of small means, inasmuch as, after purchasing the goods abroad, an amount of duty, greater in some cases than the cost of the goods, must be paid in cash before anything can be reallz- , ed from sales.—N. Y. Com. ,__ A Telicate Pet —We saw a young man on Saturday carrying through the streets, with a genuineair of unconcern, a live alligator a bout a yard long He bore the uglv brute un der hisarm, its head protruding near his breast, and its tail, sticking out as it should, behind him. Both master and pet seemed on the best possible terms, and the exhibition set our or gans of causality and wonder to work to ac count ior the taste in humanity which could he gratified in such an associate. II the alli gator fancier is not already married, it would he interesting to speculate upon the species of feminine beauty which would lea if captive Ins susceptible nature.—Philad. North Amer. Ship Westchester Ashore.—We have just been favored with the following letter:— Hempstead Beach, Sept. 2d, 1842. Benjamin Richards, Esq.. Dear sir,—In haste and trouble I have to give you the un pleasant news of the Westchester being on me Beach. ^ _ ., . 1 She went on at 10 minutes before midnight.. 1 laid down at 11 o’clock, and led the ship to ! the pilot, with a fine breeze, the ship heading West and W. half North. You will please come or send me assistance as soon as possible. She is perfectly tight. 1 have 279 passen gers, and you had belter send a steamer for them immediately Yours, &c. W. FERRIS. The Westchester is insured for $35,ooo. N. Y, Courier. ( ____ i — — A Cold Letter.—The following is the j British Minister’s reply to an invitation to the Ashburton Dinner in New York. It is cold and jealous—some of the English think it in very bad taste. Washington, Aug. 29lh, 1342. Sir—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your lerter of the 29th, inviting me to a public dinner to be given to Lord Ashbur ton on the 1st of September I regret that the distance from this place to New York will prevent me from accepting this obliging tnvi tion. Your very obedient servant, j H. S. FOX. ' James D. P. Ogden, Esq. New York. ARRIVAL OF T£?E CALEDONIA. Fifteen days later from Europe* The Caledonia, Capt. Lott, arrived at Bos ton, on Friday last, at half-past 5, having left Liverpool on the alternoon of the 19th August thus making her passage in 13 1-2 days. The Caledonia brought 66 passengers from Liverpool, and 18 from Halifax, where she lander! 11. We have hy this steamer, full files of Lon don and Liverpool papers up to andpf the 19th. The most important news is the alarming state of the manufacturing districts, particular* ly the cotton manulactories, where a general turn out for higher wages had taken place, which rendered necessary the interference of the military, who were sent by railway Irom London. At the last accounts, however, the disturbance had considerably subsided. From Wilmer’s American News Letter, we take the following account, as giving a belter idea of theextentof the disturbances than any hasty summary from the papers which are filled to overflowing with the details of the proceedings in the different towns, which are stated to be the result of a political conspiracy of the Chartists. Correspondence of the New York American. Liverpool, 19lh August. i l.n of i.nnitrtn iif ifnm^ n f rtOtI7C 1 rt jjc; wi itiv uiv'ot nu ii w hvuw ^ ■ «•v ” - - be communicated from this side, is the an nouncement that the Great Western Steam ship Company is shortly to be woundup. A special meeting of the Directors was held in Bristol, on Tuesday, the ICth instant, and ten persons were authorized to dispose of the whole concern to the utmost advantage. We understand it has been a ruinous speculation. In our last sheet we stated that there had been several serious attempts at rioting in the 1 neighborhood of the Potteries and the mining districts, and it now becomes our duty to re cord a senes of the most violent and awful riots that have occurred in England for the last fifty years. During the last ten days, the whole of the manufacturing districts have been in the greatest possible commotion, and the minds of the peaceably disposed inhabi tants filled with the utmost alarm; at the lime we write, most of the manufacturing towns in Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Stafford shire and Warwickshire, may he said to be in a state of insurrection, and it is difficult, and, indeed, impossible to sav, what will be the re suit dV the movement which is now going for ward, or to say when or where it will termi* naie. The rioting first began to assume a se rious aspect in Manchester, where the work men turned out from the mills, with the ostetv sihle pretext for higher wages. Subsequently however, it became evident that the turn-out originated in motives ol politics, and theory now every where is “ The Charter, or no work ” The turn outs at first amounted only to a few hundred persons, but these, having taken the authorities by surprise, went about from mill to mill, unmolested, demanding the hands employed in them to turn out, until their num bers amounted to many thousands. When ever their demands were not compiled with, force was used. At length, the magistrates and the peaceful inhabitants became seriously alarmed; and the military were called out, when the work oi'slaugliter began. No soon er was this intelligence conveyed to Pieston 1 . I . I ... .1. ^ t ....1 .. M 4 « M M A. M.-, (illu lllc IJlilci lljcf llliirti I WI mg tuaiiaiiu ilar scenes occurred. Expresses were sent to London and Ireland f»>r troops, which have been drawn Irom ail quarters into the districts where the rioting exists, and the respectable or weahhv poriion of the people have been sworn in as special constables by hundreds.— In Preston the rioting was only stayed by the military firing on the mob, the result of which was that many of the rioters were severely wounded, some of whom have since died. In Halifax, on the 12ih, the mob was dispersed at the point ol the bayonet, yet the rioting at this place had not been quelled. This morn ing. the accounts from there are alarming in ihe extreme; business was at a stand, and the rioters have had several collisions with the military, in winch not only some of the rebel* have been wounded, but numbers of the mil itary besides, and one or two of each have been killed. In the Potteries, the same state of things still exists, and the mob have had recourse to the destruction oF property by fire. In Old ham, Middleton, Choi ley, Blackburn, Stock port, Burslem, Bohon, Wigan, and, indeed, in every town where large numbers of workmen are employed, nearly the same scenes have oc curred as those at Manchester, described at length in another part of our sheet. Not less than twenty persons have been killed while the numbers wounded cannot with any degree of certainty be judged. The Clueen has issu ed a proclamation, betting forth that in divers parts of the country serious riots have occur red, and denouncing such acts as unlawful, of fering a reward of Hfiv pounds for the appre hension of every person who on trial shall he convicted oi having taken part in the riots, with a Pee pardon to any accomplice who will give evidence against his associates. Such are the scenes that have occurred since the sailing of the last steamer. In Manchester and Preston, the rioters hare become less vio lent, and the majority ol mills are again in operation; but it is dillicit!t to say when the whole of the manufacturing towns will follow their example. There have also been some riots in the mining districts of Scotland, but they have not been attended with any serious consequ nets. Parliament was prorogued by the Clueen in person on Friday Iasi. The proceedings up to its close were of such character to possess on ly local interest, if we except the passing of a bill giving a new constitution to Newfound land, which has become the law of ttie land. Its details are already before the American and Colonial public. On the 9th inst. there was a lively debate in the House of Commons carried on beiweeu Lord Palmerston and Sir Robert Peel. Lord Palmerston made a speech of some hours duration, in which he reviewed the whole of the measures which the government had brought forward during the session ; he dealt some heavy blows at Sir R. Peel, and alluded to the arrangement for the settlement of the North Eastern Boundary question, and the British govern ment having agreed to pay for a portion of the land ; tie said, 4i But l hope and trust that it is not the case; nay, I will not believe that any arrangement so dishonorable as that which is by some said to be intended can be contemplate 1 by her Majesty’s government. Because, if the reports that are in circulation are to be relied on, any concession of that kind made by this country will be received with scorn by the Americans, and will only be the signal for still further demands on their part. Any surrender of the National rights on that questiou can only involve us in ten times greater difficulty.” Sir R. Peel replied and ably answered all the charges made against the government hy Lord Palmerston. On the same day the chancellor of the Ex chequer was asked what course the govern ment intended to take with reference to the different classes ol holders of Exchequer bills, when he replied, *• That it would be the duty of the responsible advisers of the crown to submit to the house such measures as they might think necessary, to afford relief (o such persons as might be entitled to their consid eration. There were.other parties to whose cases further consideration must be given.” The following is the dueen’s Speeech “ My Lords and Gentlemen, “ The state of public business enables me to release you from further attendance in Parliament. I cannot take leave ofyoii with out expressing my grateful sense ot the assi duity and zeal with which you have applied yourselves to the discharge of your public du ties during the whole course of a long and most laborious session. You have had under your consideration measures of the greatest importance connected with the financial and commercial interests of the countiy, calcu ated to maintain the public credit, to improve the national resources, and by extending trade, and stimulating the demand for labor, to promote the general and permanent welf are of all classes of my subjects. Although measures of this description have necessarily occupied much of your attention, you have at the same time effected great improvements in several branches of jurisprudence, and in laws connected with the administration of domestic affairs. I return to you my especial acknowledgements for the renewed proof which you afforded me of your loyalty and affectionate attachment, by your ready and unanimous concurrence in an act for the in creased security and protection of my person. 1 continue to receive from all foreign Powers assurances of their friendly disposition to wards this country. Although I have deeply to lament the reverses which have befallen a division ol tne army in the westward of the Indus, yet I have the satisfaction of reflecting that the gallantdefence of the city of Jellalabad crowned by a decisive victory in the field, has eminently proved the courage and disci pline of the European and native troops, and the skill and fortiHtJe of their distinguished commander. “Gentlemen of the House of Commons, “The liberality with which you have grnnt I A I I • A _ . A, A Au!/»nn/,IAO t Kfl eu me supplies, meet -r ■ «-"v public service, demands my warm acknowl edgments. “My Lords and Gentlemen, “You will concur with me in the expression of humble gratitude to Almighty God lor ihe favorable season which his bounty has vouch safed to us, and for the prospects or a harvest more abundant than those of recent years. There are, I trust, indications of gradual re covery from that depression which has affect ed many branches of manufacture g industry, and has exposed large classes of my people to privations and sufferings which have caused me the deepest concern. Yon will, l am con fident, be actuated on your return to you* several counties by the same enlightened zeal for the public interests which yon have manifested during the discharge of your Parliamentary duties, and will do your utmost to encourage, by y«»ur example and active exertions, that spirit of order and submission to the law, which is es sential to the public happiness, and without, which there can be no enjoyment of the fruits of peaseful industry, and no advance in the career of social improvement.” It is stated in well informed circles fha t the Queen and Prince Albert intend paying a visit to Scotland in the month of September. Her Majesty and the Prince will, we believe, go to Scotland and return by sea. Her Majesty will probably make an excursion to the Highlands during her stay in Scotland, paying visits to the Earl of Kinnoul, Lord Mansfield. Lord Breadalbane, and Lord Willoughby D’Eresbv. It is said that her Majesty will reside, while in the neighborhood of Edinburgh, at the Palace of Dalkeith. The Iloyal George Yacht, at Portsmouth, is fitting out wiih the utmost ex pedition, doubtless for the purpose of convey ing her Majesty to Scotland. Lord Hill has, in consequence of ill health, resigned the office of Commander-in-chief oT the army ; and the Ga/,ciic of the 15th announces, that the Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, constituting and appointing Arthur Duke of Wellington, Commander-in-Chief of all her Majesty's Land Forces in the United ivingaom oi ureai« main ana ireiana. The Royal Mail Steamer Acadia arrived here on Saturday last in nine and a half days from Halifax, bringing intelligence that, the termsof a treaty for the settlement of the North Eastern Boundary question had been a greed upon between Lord Ashburton, on the part of Great Britain, and the American gov ernment. The terms on which it is to he set tied, so far as thev are at present known, are very unpopular. The idea of Great Britain paying the sum of 300,000 dollars to the States nfMaine and Massachusetts, and then to re imburse Maine for the expense she has been at in defending the territory, is completely scouted. The universal feeling in this country is, if the land in dispute belongs to America, let her have it; but if it really belongs to Great Britain, lei her keep it at any cost. The Nottingham, Ipswich, Southampton and Belfast elections have all taken place, and in each place have the Conservative or Ministe rial Members been returned by large majori ties. Another visitor has been endeavoring to in troduce himselTto the Gueenat. Windsor Cas tle, hut without success. He was cought in one of the passages and forthwith taken to London in charge of the police. He under went an examination at the Home Office, and yesterday was taken before the Magistrates at Bow street. The prospectsof trade during the last ten days have been very gloomy, owing to the serious disturbances that have taken place in the manufacturing districts. The Liverpool Cotton Market, which before was in the greatest possible state of activity, drooped considerably so lar as the daily sales were I concerned; but prices have throughout main jtained the improvement which had taken place just immediately before the outbreak, t We are glad to state, however, that matters J are again reviving. In the London Money Mar- J ket, the same effect was produced, but here! also an improvement is again showing itseif.— j Upon the subject the London Standard, of j ! last night says, “Every thing indicates aeon-; siderable improvement in business the moment j matters resume their ct)3tomary placid course, i i t • r _ I ! 4 A I ^ U.ikitk.k.tn rX /\ • yi 1 art f t. n I litre is <n c«iu»ac nine wuwg »■« n*v ' form of regular sales in the markets of the ; manufacturing districts this week, but the ad * i vices confirm the statement we made a day or two ago, that there are numerous orders in ihand that required immediate execution.— ; This leads to a very obvious conclusion res pecting the origin of the present dispute; but \ we refrain from illustration at this moment i as ill timed for arguing a principle, nolwith- j standing the taunts of some of our contempo raries, that can dogmatise much better than they can reason on the subject.” i The weather continues extremely fine for! the harvest, and row there is not the slight- j estdoubt but that the corps will exceed an average. , . Since the sailing of the last steamer, the news from France has not been nl much im i porta nee. The remains of the Duke of Orica ns j have been interred. The ceremony took: ! place on the 4th instant, and it isdescribed as having been very imposing, and which lasted | upwards of two hours. In the Chamber of Deputies, the same day, Mr. Sanzel was elec ted President of the Chamber, which elec tion has considerably strengthened the Min -. isters. The journals of the opposition are j constrained to admit that their party is worse j off than ever. Hitherto the four secretaryships have invariably been divided among the dif ferent parties in the Chamber; this is the first occasion on which the Liberals have been j left without a secretary. It is expected that j the Chamber of Deputies will be prorogued on the 25th instant. In spite of the opposition of M. Dufaure, ministers have secured their own i Presidents, twelve out of fourteen of the vice ! Presidents and Secretaries of the Chamber, ! whilst of the commission appointed to prepare ! the address to the Throne, seven out of nine I belong to the ministerial parly. ' \ The Paris papers of Mondav last state atM. Dupin read on Sunday his report on the Regency Bill, which was approved unan imously. It wa9 to be presented tothe Cham ber on Wednesday. Two amendments only were projected. The Regent will be required to take the oath before entering on his functions, and to renew it afterwards before the Cham bers, who are to be convoked, not three months, but 40 days after the demise of the ; Sovereign. It was rumored that M. de la j Marline would propose the Duchess of Orleans ] as Regent; but this rumor does not gain anv credit here. It is said the Regency Bill will pass with little opposition. The Semaphore of Marseilles, of the 13th instant, states that the Levoisier steam ship was about to proceed to Morocco to demand satisfaction foi an insult oflered by some sol diers of that power to the French flag. It ap pears that a boat, belonging to Captain Tur pin’s division, had been fired upon. The squadron ofRear Admiral Ilugon had moved from the Islands of Hyeres to Ajaccio. The Rhone corvette, with the officer on board who is to command the French naval station on the coast of New Zealand; has sailed for that destination. The arrival of the Levant Mail has put us in possession of advices from Constantinople of the 27th ult., Smyrna of the 29th, and Al exandria ol the 26th ult., and Malta of the 5th. Preparations were making in the Otto man capital for hostilities, and Riza Kami Khan, who commands the Persians, had had a skirmish with the Governor of Soleimania, in which he had been worsted. The English and Russian Governments had oflered their mediation without effect. It was officially notified to the Persian Consul,on the 25th ult., that he and his countrymen would not be al lowed to remain more than 13 tlavs at Con stantinople. On the same day Ali Pacha was publicly dismissed from the Grand Council, and has been succeeded bv Raouf Pacha. It would appear from the Augsburg Gazette ol the 12th insr , that the manifesto of the Schah /* n • • rr, t 1. ..II l>nn. nf I CIS I a agilHISl 1 UIKCy LUI3 an an amicable arrangement between those two countries. At a recent deliberation of the I fi van it was resolved to appoint the uncle of the reigning Schah. and brother to the late Abbas Mirza, genera IIissimo ol the#army. This per sonage, who has repeatedly appealed to the European Powers for aid to enable him to re cover his throne, has lived for some time past in retirement in Asia Minor. We learn from Madrid, under date of Au gust I, that Mr. Washington Irving, Minister of the United States, and Mr. Albuquerque, Charge d'Aflaires of Brazil, presented their ci’denlials to the Spanish Regent. The London Chronicle has this paragraph, in reference to the prospects of the United States and London: We understand that Messrs. Macalister and Robinson, the financial agents of the United States, to whose mission we alluded yester day at some length, have left town for the Continent. We believe they will find the capitalists of Paris and Amsterdam, if pos sible, less disposed than those of London to listen to any overtures at present for an Amer ican loan. The steamer Acadia, which sailed from Boston August 1st, arrived at Liverpool on the forenoon of the 13th. She carried out news of the arriva I, at Boston, ofttie Colum bia on the 1st, and aniwersto letters by her written in Liverpool on the 19th* The interim between the writing of the letters, and the receipt of answers, being but a few hours more than 21 days. This is thought to he the short est interchange of communications between the two continents yet known. The passage of the Acadia I'rom Boston to Liverpool was 11 days and IS hours, and from Halifax 9 days and 15 hours. The packet ship Roscius, Capt. Collins, arrived at Liverpool on 1he 11th, and the Hotiinger, Captain Burslev, on the 9th, both in short passages from New York. Ihe packet ship North America, Captain Losvber, arrived at Liverpool, August Gth, in 17 days. The Acadia carried out the news of the con clusion of the arrangement by Lord Ashbur ton ofihe boundary question. The Exchequer Bill frauds have been ex amined into by a commission, who have re ported. The general result appears to he that the country will have to provide tor ihe payment of from £300,000 to £320,000 of the bills denominated spurious, and that £57.000 or £72,000 out of -lie whole amount of £377, 000 will he repudiated as being field by per sons who have received them direct from Rapallo without giving value for them. The American Beef.—We understand he• tween 20 and 30 barrels of ihe salted beef from New York, were soldjast week in town. This formed part of a cargo of upwards of 700 barrels shipped in return for Dundee goods, for which remittance by bills could not have been effected under a discount of 12\ per cent. This beef being cured for sea stores, was rather salt, but. otherwise of good quali ty; and now it is known across the Atlantic that it finds a readv market here forborne con sumption, is is likely it will he sent over in a fresher state for immediate me.-Perth Cour. Germant.—The German journals continue to he filled with accounts of conflagrations. — On the 11th instant, the small town of Tam bach,near Gotha, was almost entirely con sumed; 50 only, of the 500 houses of Ihe place were left standing. The village of Bechtof, in Wirtemberg, had been likewise visited by a destructive fire, in which five children had lost their lives. If wemavgive credit, to a private ietter printed in the Liepsic Allgemeine Zeitung, the Porte tins ordered all journals and juihlica tions in European languages to he stopped, ex * cepf the French Journal deSmvrne. The German Journal of Frankfort announ ces from Munich that the Bavarian three and a half per cent public debt is about to be paid off. The Frankfort Journal announces the death of M. Isaac D’Essen, one of the heads of the German Israelite Congregation, at Hamburg. Having no children, he bequeathed his fortune, amounting to 800,000 marcs banco (£80,000), to charitable institutions in Hamburg, Minna, and Copenhagen. Spai*.—Accounts from Madrid are of the 10th instant, but they are totally destitute of | interest. The journals, and the Patriota in particular, continue to denonce the existence j of conspiracies, which, however, appear to give little or no uneasiness to the Govern* '( rnent. : Accounts Irom the frontier of Catalonia ok the 10th instant, state that Gen. Van Halen, had forbidden Zurbano to put to death French smugglers, and enjoined him at the same time to adhere to the literal execution of the trea ties between France and Spain. Two Car list bands, consisting of from 70 to 80 men, had made their appearance between Kipoli and Rivas, and in the environs of Manresa. Washington Irving addressed the following speech to the Regent, when presenting to him his credentials: “I have the honor of handing to your High ness, as Regent of the Kingdom, a letter from the President of the United States of Ameri ca, accrediting me as Envoy Extraordiriary and Plenipotentiary to this court. In present ing vou this le’ter, l speak the sentiments of the President, by assuring you of the respect and esteem of my government for the Sove»i reign of this country, its political institutions* and the people, and of its sincere desire to draw closer the ties of friendship which so fortunately unite the two nations. It is my ar dent wish that Spain,under the present consti tutional form or government, and governed with firmness, wisdom and patriotism, should enter a new era of prosperity and glory. Your Highness will permit to express the great plea sure which I personally experience at being charged with a mission, the sole object of which shall be to strengthen the mutual and cordial good understanding existing between my country and a nation for which I ever pro fessed the highest esteem. To this address the Regent made the fol lowing reply: ‘*1 am happy to receive the assurance of the good wishes of the President of the United States towards my CLueen and country. I share the sentiments of the successor or the illustrious Washington and feel deeply inter ested in his glorv. and most ardently desire the consolidation of the liberty and glory of the United States. lam likewise delighted, sir, that you should have been chosen to convey to me the wishes of your government.” Portugal.—The Cortes had still been em ployed upon preliminary matters. The Chamber of Peers had negatived the right of the sons of Miguelite Peers to take their seats. The Government had ratified the Slave Trade and Commercial treaties with England. Syria.—A private letter from Beyrootof 24th lilt, mentions that the British vice-con sul at Tarsus, Mr.;Clappcrton, had been ill treated by some Spahis, but that immediate satisfaction for the offence had been afforded by the Governor. The British proconsul in Jerusalem had quarrelled with the authorities, and the works of the Protestant church had been consequently suspended. Bishop Alex n nder was rnn fined to his bed from fever. Greece.—A letter from Athens, under date July 31, says that the greatest confusion pre vailed in the councils of King Otho, a portion of the cabinet supporting Russian interests and another those of France. The government had drained the treasury in ordsr to forward 500,000 drachms to Baron de Rothschild, to pay the interest of loin, relying on France to ad vn nee the additional million necessary to com plete the sum required for that purpose. A Terrible Earthquake.—Another Earthquake was felt at Callamata on the 12th which was more violent, perhaps, than the shock experienced there in April last. I he Church of St. George, which was remarkable lor its beauty and solidity, was destroyed and two others, with some forty or fifty houses, were more or lass damaged. Great Hurricane at Calcutta—The English papers give full details of a terrible gale which visited Calcutta on the 3d and 4th of June.— From 30 to 40 vessels were destroyed, and as many were badly damaged. Houses innu merable were blown down, and many acci dents occurred. A letter received in Boston states that the American ship Poto mac, Cnpt. Carter,which had just commmenc ed loading, was driven ashore and much dam aged—would probably be condemned. The ship Senator, two thirds loaded, was on shore, leaking badly, and would probably be lost. The ships Chilo, and New Jersey, were driven on shore, hut were not much in jured. The ship Hamilton rode out the gale in safety. The ship Arabella sailed from Cal cutta a few days before the hurricane, for the Sand FIead9. An account published in the English papers I says: — ! tCPI.A Cittnmatpw r H nt WpQtprn. X I * Vs t hi in v t i 7? w ~ ~ ' ~ - - * Cavendish Bentinck, and a French brig, ail five large vessels, have been totally lost in the river. Fortv-three other first-rate vessels are disabled; and of the immense quantity of na tive craft always plying, there is scarcely a boat remaining. Hotv many lives have been lost it is yet impossible even to conjecture, but the number must have been very great, both ol Europeans and natives. The damage done to the shipping and cargoes is computed at .£500,000. But we have not received accounts from the interior, and we fear the indigo crops now ready for cutting, will have suffered ter ribly.” __ The English Special Ambassador, Lord Ash burton, embarked on board the Warspite, Lord John Hay commander, this da?, at 12 o'clock, on which occasion salutes were fired from the Warspite, and also from the U. S. ship North Carolina, Iving at anchor in the stream. The Warspite immediately went to sea; and we do hut express the wish ol every American citizen, that this bearer of the olive branch of peace, with the distiiigushed minis ter of pacification, may have a pleasant and rapid voyage to her own proud sea-girt home. N. Y. Com. Mr. Granger, of the New York delegation in Congress, did not arrive with his colleagues ve.sterdav, being detained in Baltimore hy in disposition. We regret, to perceive, by the Ontario Repository, that he deolmesa re-elec tion. Mr.’Fillmore has also declined. In times like these, the loss ol such men in our public councils is truly to be deplored, ib. NOTICE. HAVING closed burners in this place, and intending to leave town, l would request all persons indebted tome, to make payment to Mr. Win. L)evaughn,or Mr. Banks,as I have placed all unsettled bills in his hands lor collec lion. . . . N. B All persons having left gooes with me to he dyed, ran obtain them by calling at Messrs. W. N. & E. Berkley’s dry goods I store. JOHN T. BERKLEY, i sept 5— I2t _ NOTICE. *|MdECopartnership heretofore existing un t der the firm of Robert Washington & Co, was dissolved on the !4th da v ol July last. All* those indebted to the late firm, are re quested to make payment to either of the sub scribers, and those having claims, are request ed to present them to George Brent, lor pay ment ROBl\ WASHINGTON, sep3-3t GEORGE BRENT._ O. FISH & Co.’S Xew York Style for Gentlemen's lints, An trimn, 1842, WILL be introduced in this city this day. This styie will he introduced simultane ously with o;jr house in N York, and we think will fully sustain our reputation as caterers lor the “beau monde.” Sale rooms at Brown’s Hotel, Washington, and 137, Broadway, New York. sep 5—3t MRS. DORSEY WOULD inform her friends and the public that the duties of her school tmil be^re surned on Monday, the 5th«f Sep • P? eight o’clock, A M. __s?pJ TFantua-makino. 1 rRS NICHOLAS respectfully inform* the A L Ladies of Alexandria, that she intend" carrying on the Mantua-making husiness.and hopes IO Share a portion of the public patron age.____s1pi: PEACH ORCHARD COAL. I-SORTV Tons of Red Ash Coal, broken 1 nii(j screen'd, warranted <’! the be>. quality, lorsale by _„ sept 5 A. C. CAZENOVt Ik, Co.