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EDGAR SNOWDEN. Th* ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE, for the coun-! try, is printed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Th« Country Paper (tri-weekly) is furnished for $5 per annum—payable in advance. Subscription—the Daily Paper is furnished at $8 per annum—payable half yearly. No subscription is received from the country, un- j less accompanied by the cash, or by a respon- . Bible name. _ _i THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL II. ALEXANDRIA CLAY CLUB—A regular meeting of the Club was held at the Theatre, on Monday evening, the 8th.,—a large number of , persons being in attendance. Jesse T. Ramsay, ! Esq., addressed the meeting, and the President of the Club made a few remarks. The following j resolutions were adopted:— Resolved, That the recent “grand rally" of the | Whigs, and “grand rout" of the Loco Focos in j Maryland and Connecticut, i« jovfullv hailed by' the Whigs of Alexandria, as “the first fruits" of j the final triumph of V\ hig Principles, shortly to j be consummated in the election of “J Iarry Clay of Old Kentucky." Resolved, That John Janney, E«q., of Loudoun County, and S M. Ball, and II. W. Thomas, Esq.’s, of Fairfax County, he elected honorary j members of the Alexandria Ciav Club, in consul ©ration of their able advocacy of Whig Princi ples. Resolved, That all the Whigs of Alexandria be j appointed Delegates to the Young Men’s Conven tion of Ratification, to be held in Baltimore on j the 2d May next. Resolved, That all Whigs intending to go as j Delegates, hand in their names to the Secretary during this week. Resolved, That the following gentlemen be a Committee to obtain a suitable banner to be car ried by the Delegation to Baltimore at the Con vention. Banner Committee.—Alexander Lammond, chair man ; J. B. Hills, G. D. Fowle, M. D. Corse, A. J. Fleming. The meeting adjourned about 10 o'clock. C. T. STUART, Secretary. * ______ _ I - I [communicated. To the Whigs cf Prince William: Fellow-Citizens :—I Fear with deep regret, ! that some of our Whig brethren, intend, at the approching election in our County, from despair oi j being able to elect their own candidate, to ca^t ! their votes in favor of one or the other Locofoco ; candidates as personal or local feelings, may govern them. As an United States Senator is to be elected by the next Legislature, it seems to me, under any circumstances, that that considera tion alone would prompt every true Whig to bury all feelings of a personal or local character; and 1 deny that there is any good reason for discourage ment, much less despair. Lock at the cheering accounts from all parts of the State and Country, of the bright prospects and success of our party— and if every Whig w ill do bis duty in Prince William, my word for it, we shall make a hand some show, if wc do not elect cur candidate. The Wh igs of Prince William, gave the lament- j ed Harrison one hundred and sixty-seven votes in i the Presidential election of 18-50, and with proper organization and effort*, we will give Mr. Clay at least two hundred votes next Fall. But if onr brethren cast their votes for a Locofoco when ; there is a Whig candidate in the field, who docs > not see at once, that such a course will operate ; disadvantageous!)' upon the Whig party? Mr. ! How ison, who is the candidate for your suffrages at the approaching election, is a staunch Whig; he is also, a farmer, and a man of strong practi cal sense, and will, if elected, do every thing in his power to promote the interests of our County, and State. How then can any true Whig, at j this most important crisis cast hfs vote for a Loco? ! I conjure you, fellow-citizens, by every patri otic consideration, to vote for the man of your principles, and even if you fail to elect your can- ; didate, vou will at least, have the consolation to know that you have done your duty. MADISON. Prince W iiliam County, Va., April 3. _ __ ^_ [Com music athd. IF THE WHIGS GO TO THE POLLS?— Of course, all depends upon that. The Whigs car. • not succeed unless they GO TO I HE POLLS! i They must use the means of success and they will * I succeed. THE EXODUS OF THE FREE CHURCH IN SCOTLAND.—The Boston Chronicle says that at the Park street church on Thursday even ing last, Mr. Chalmers of the Scotch delegation gave a vivid and deeply interesting description of this event. On the eighteenth of last May, the sun shining beautifully in the heavens, and the earth covered with the joys of spring, the general assembly of the Church of Scotland met lor the last time as the established and united Church of the kingdom. The representative of royalty, with his numerous train, was in attendance, to show that the ('hurch is always subservient to the State. The moderator led in a solemn and most a Tec ting prayer, and then proceeded to read the solemn protest against the usurpations of the crown —During this read ing the most profound silence prevailed. As «oon as the protest was ended, the moderator left his chair, and led the revolted hosts towards the door. Without, thousands were waiting for; their coming—some exclaiming, “they will never come,” others replying “they will come—the blood of Scotland runs yet in the veins of her • tons”—u they will coin *,'’ and they did come, , and the living tide of dissent burst from the bar-; riert of oppression! rolled between the living walls j that fell back on either side, to make wav for the * people of God In a distant and capacious hall the true and faithful from ail parts of the land bad gathered to welcome the Church as she ehould come forth from the sea and out of the wilderness. The shout of the multitude from without, like the voice of distant thunders, had already reached their ears; and when the mode rator entered, supported by Dr. Wardiaw and. Dr. Chalmers, and followed by all that was ’ •fipleod.d in the genius, profound in the learning, and fe rvent in the piety of the Scottish Church, the song of gratitude pealed forth from quiver ing lipa, and the tear of detp emotion rolled i down the irco faces of multitudes who never wept before. The whole assembly lelt they were connected in doing a noble deed with ail -the great and the good of both worlds. CONGRESS. _ The Senate, on Tuesday, after the transaction j of much business, of an unimportant character, during the morning hour—resumed the consider ation of the resolution reported from the Commit tee on Finance for the indefinite postponement ot ! the hill introduced by Mr McDuffie to reduce the rate of duties under the present taritt to the stand ard of the compromise act. Mr. Berrien ad dressed the Senate on this subject. He argued that that body had, in entertaining a dicussion on a bill of this character, originating the re, as sumed a power which the constitution did not warrant. He then argued against changing the present tar iff. He averred his willingness to go as far as the senator from South Carolina (Mr. McDuffie) fora change of its provisions, if it could be proved that the law was peculiarly op pressive to the South. He did not think it had been so proved; but maintained the reverse. Mr. Colquitt next obtained the floor. Mr. Berrien concluded his speech, in the Se nate, as follows: Sir, it is precisely because lama Southern man, with Southern feelings and Southern inter ests, because nothing which affects that people can be foreign from my heart, and because in an swer to this appeal to our interest, 1 feel that when the pocket nerve of the Southern planter is touched, mine is as liable to vibration as that of another, that 1 have addressed you on this oc- ! easion. 1 know how little influence my judg- j ment on this question will have, or can claim to j have, with the gr at body of my countrymen. Va lent ralere quantum potest. I desire to bear to them this testimony of the unwillingness of one portion of the So th, at this moment, and ; under the circumstances in which we are placed, I to disturb ali the pursuits of industry for the pur pose of instituting a vain experiment, which cannot endure beyond this parenthetical epoch of our history. We have all much to learn and unlearn upon this subject; and when we shall have passed away, many problems connected with it w ill yet remain to be solved by those who come after us. Theoretical reasoning will ex haust itself in vain attempts to accomplish it. and imperfect deductions from statistical tables, however accurately they may be collated, will be equally fallacious. It is the part of wisdom to j pause here, and to profit by the lesson which another year's experience will afford us. The political darkness which overshadows us will j then have been dispersed, and “brighter hours j will come;” for, whoever may be “Lords of the asr'pnrlant.” shall have, for a time at least. ; system and stability. The interests of eighteen 1 millions of people are confided to our care. We should not put these to the hazard of vain and transient experiments. Thai year’s experience will show us the defects of the existing system of revenue, if it be defective, and will guide us in the application of the remedy. Lei us not re fuse its aid, nor be tuo confident in our own u isdom. In the House of Representatives, on Tues day, the Eastern Harbor Rill was taken up, and discussed at length. M \ Payne resumed and concluded the poplit eal speech he had on a former occasion com mune d in reply to Mr. G. Davis. Ho started at the point where he h.id been cut off by the expi ration of the hour, viz the endeavor to show that the W higs of 1814 had no more bond of com- ; mun principle to cement them together than the Whigs of ’40. In support of this position, he quoted a leading W hig journal in his own State, which summed up the Whig principles under six 1 lieads, viz. a sound currency, the restriction of Executive power, the abolition ol the veto, distri bution of the proceeds of the public lands, and a single Executive term. He then referred to a Whig paper in Maryland, where Whig principles were summed up in this : “The tariff and Mr. (May,Mr. Clay and the tardl.” And then to the declaration ofthese priori} It s as made by a lead ng W hit: who declined the nomi nation tor Govern* r, as cor^iMing t | these tour • Protection, Distribution, Retrenchment, and Re form. ‘This he insisted, was conclusive proof that the Whigs had no one common principle of action How could they w hen the statement ol their doctrines were not the same in any two Stages of the Union? lie next adverted to the ; “Clay music” of 1840, especially the couplet, “■We go fur 'l it) and T\1»t too. Without a why or wherefore.*’ This was then their confession of faith, in which all good Whigs united : and what was it . now? Hero Mr. P. produced from h;s pocket a i neat little volume containing the Clay mtiMc for 1844, otid said he would read front it a summary of Whig principles a* held in the present day. Mr. J. R. Ingersoll inquired of him w hether it would not he better to sing it ? Mr. McConnell invited Mr. Ingersoll to “raise the metre ” Mr. Ingersoll declined on the ground that he had no voice. Much merriment prevailed during this colloquy and Mr. Payne sent a verse to the Clerk's table, which was read. This, Mr P. charged, was a second edition of 1810, and the piinciple** of the \\ hig% a* here fully laid down, con>i$ted in this hurraw! hur raw! hurraw!” [A laugh.] The associations excited bv such sounds were any thing but plea sant to his mind. [Much laughter among the Whigs.] Appeals like these were insults to the memory of those who had been engaged in the struggle forour liberties. Mr- P. here appealed to the portraits of Washington and of Lalayette on the wa’N of the Hall, and to the plaster of paris figure of the Genius of Liberty over the Speaker’s % * i .... I .1 cnnir, to ten wnai rriose mey represeiueu wuum think could they look down and listen to such dec larations of principles. These cries ol “hurra w ” ought appear a trifling matter to some, but their effects were tremendous. The debate was continued without taking the question. In the House of Representatives, on Monday, the vote by which the resolution authorizing a contract for lighting the Hall with the Drum mond Light was ?ejected, was reconsidered, and the question being again taken on the 1 evolution, it was rejected—ayes 79, noes 83. THE TARIFF —To-day an effort was made jr» the House to go into (’onimittee of the whole on the state of the Union, with the view of ta king up the Tariff bill. The effort failed. Again cn going into committee at a later hour o! the day, another effort was made to take up this bill, and it again failed. This looks bad—very bad; and coupled with the past action upon this sub ject in the House of Representatives, inspiring any thing but confidence in the intention of the Democratic party to do any thing at this Con gress on this vital point. The people never give their confidence to doubters. 1 ionest themselves they are slow to believe that, on points profes sed to be of vital importance, a man or party can be in earnest who hesitates. 1 hose who have no confidence in themselves, will never ob tain the confidence of the people: and we doubt not the failure today to act on the tariff, after repeated trials, will have a most injurious effect on this measure. The House seems more in tent on adding to the burdens of the people by voting appropriati ms, than, by lessening the tjxe>i, relieving them Accordingly it took up the harbor bill.—Spectator. THE ONE DAY.—What has become of the Bill fixing one day throughout the United States for the electors to meet in their several Sl3tes and vote for a President and V ice I resident: It may be called a bill to perpetuate the Union of the States, for its consequences will be to prevent fraud—to allay political excitement—to prevent extraneous influence—to put down “pipe la* ing,” and colonizing, and establish forever the freedom and purity of elections. Why should a good bill like this s leep.—a bill against w hich neither par ty objects—a bdl in the peculiar crisis in which our country is situated, of incalculable value and importance? Why not call it up and pass it.' A. Y. Sun. _ Howard, the vocalist, and Frank Johnson, the leader of a celebrated Band, a colored man, have both died in Philadelphia. 4 t jra'hinsfton Correspondence, cf the Boston Courier. ! Much speculation exists in relation to Mr. j Calhoun’s intentions respecting the next Prrsi-j dency. 1 li^ friends are divided on the subject. Some wish him to po for Van Buren, and many, | against him. Mr. Rhett, his sometime lieuten ant. urges the former course with much vehe mence—while his arguments are encountered with equal force Irom another quarter His decision i* a matter of much moment. Evpn at this late period, Mr. Calhoun, by a de cided movement in opposition to Mr. V an Bu ren, can defeat his nomination by the Baltimore Convention—at least I am so advised,—and it is demonstrable. Connecticut has gone against Mr Van Buren, decidedly and unequivocally, after the most strenuous exertions on the part of his friends. And this, notwithstanding, too, the gross and unwarrantable attacks made upon Mr. Clay’s private character. In that Sate, with a religious people, moral character is of much importance—more so, I think, than in any other se’etion of the Union. The outrageous charges prefered against Mr. Clay, unqualifiedly false as they were, undoubtedly produced some un favorable effect, from their mere extravagance. It was believed some truth must be contained in so much falsehood. The success of the \\ hig ticket, therefore, under these circumstances, is a most irreparable blow to \ an Buren, under j which the paity now staggers, and from i which it may not recover, it Mr. Calhoun, at j this interesting crisis of Mr. Van Burin's I political fortunes, should assume a hostile position a series of defeats will fol low upon Connecticut. First in importance as first j in time, comes the election in V irginia—a bout three weeks hence. It will turn, in, a great j measure, upon Mr. Calhoun’s course—it is cer- | tain to go for the Whigs, with Mr. Calhoun, in ! opposition to Mr. Van Buren. And if Virginia! follows the wake of Maryland ami Connecticut,; the moral effect w ill press with so much disheart ening feeling upon the friends of Mr. V an Buren as to induce the withdrawal of his name from the convention. I know such to he the intention j with the Southern delegation, at least. V\ ho will then be selected as the nominee of the Con vention, it is nowr impossible to see. Mr. Tyler may be selected. Persons, on intimate relations with Mr, Cal houn, have within the last few days positively as serted, that that distinguished gentleman has ex- ! pressed his unqualified repugnance to the elec ts - .-I nT Mn Ifnrini' •an/’t cnr>h clotPITlPnU 1 1 I W I I V# I J * » 1 • » I - -- havn since heard corroborated by high authority. Straws, it is said, indicate thedirectirn of the wind At a late dinner of Senators McDuffie and Huger, it was noted as an “omen”of some importance, that not a solitary \ ari Buren man > was present, with the exception of the Attorney j General, who was invited r.s a Cabinet minis ter. This is interpreted os meaning something — I know that no cordiality, either of feeling or in tercourse, exists between these two sections of i the Democratic party; they are so alien in feel- j ings, it is impossible there should. The Calhoun men charge the Van Buren men with duplicity and cunning. The Van Buren men hold the friends of Mr. Calhoun as persons of impracti- : cable understandings and haughty temperaments, j If they estimate eat bother correctly, they cam not love each other cordially. Col Benton has left the Senate, with the dec laration of h is intenti n to move towards the Ohio, for the purpose of meeting his family there. It is.said his physician has remonstrated against• his resuming his seat this session; medical ad vice, it is whispered, grateful to the Colonel’s views; for it is more than suspected he cherish es a desire to dodge the annexation question— j not wishing to eorrribute, by an assentient vote i towards the elevation of a southern candidate for i the Presidency; and fearing, by a hostile one, to j jeopard ize his own ulterior prospects. Capt Bolton, lately nominated as the Chief of j the Bureau of Construction ^ will be transferred; to the Post-captaincy of Nortolk; and Col Hum* ; phries of Philadelphia will he nominated to his j present position, and appointed “by and with the j advice arid consent ot the Fcnate” 1 he change will l'c agreeable to the individuals and the pub lic. Mr. Fitch, lately removed as Navy Agent at Marseilles, is making interest for his restoi atiori, j which maybe accomplished. It is proved he* i yond a doubt, that his accounts with the Depart- ! merit have always been scrupulously correct, and | that no necessity prevailed for his removal.— ! Besides, the person appointed in his place Imds a difficulty in giving the requisite bonds. The article in yesterday’s Intelligencer, upon 1 the annexation of Texas, seems rattier too n(-pre“ 1 her.sivc of the result of the present negotiations. ; That a treaty will be framed, and sent to the j Senate, doubt is, or for a long time has been, j entertained. That any treaty w ill pass the Sen- ; ate, this session, i hold a matter ut as little : doubt. 1 know no W hig Senator in lavor ot im mediate annexation—many that are opposed to any future annexation. Barrow, and Johnson of Louisiana, will at least vote for the postpone-! ment of the question.—so will Berrien and Hen derson, Foster and Jarncgan. 1 he subject must he submitted to the people, before any action on its merits. The agitation of such an important question is j a strong argument for the election of C lay. He is a great man for a crisis. He will not avoid | the settlement of this harassing subject, at once and forever. To him the Union owes every-; thing for the settlement of the Missouri ques ! tion,-^for, upon such settlement depended the Union. In this second perilous position of the country, in relatirn to the much-vex-! ed slavery question, it is reasonable to trust to ! the intellect and moral courage that av« ided the ! dangers oi me rirsi. ivir. ouay isasneariuy uppuscu ' as anv c>nc to the evils of slavery—would do as much as any one to alleviate or eradicate them, and, into his hands, with perfect safety, can be confided the final disposition of this alarming topic. He will be governed by the int re*ts of | I the whole Union, ar.d the rights of humanity. By the last steamer, Mr. fackenliain received i j a despatch from Lord Aberdeen, in which the j : English ministry expressly disown any intention j ; to listen to offers from Texas, arid any desire to i i enter into any more intimate relations than alrea dy subsist between the two countries. rI his offi cial communication will be shown to the two Texan ministers here, and w ill save them a tour i j across the Atlantic, if such ever were contempt j ted, which no man of sense here believes—at! lea«t, w ith the intention attributed to them. j This pretended fear of British influence, which j Texan speculators have descanted upon w ith so j much energy, and no iittle effect, must be dissipa ted by the fact here stated. It should never have been exedted. The English cannot obtain posses sion peaceal ly of Texas—fi reibly they would not. it will require all their future energies to retain possession of Canada against its own population —with our country in a belligerent altitude to wards the mother State, it would he impossible.— : Their politic Government will not, therefore, by the extension of their dominion this side the At lantic, determine to oiler more vulneiable points to our attack. It will rather husband the strength it has already here, ■md cultivate amicable rela tions with our country, for the purpose, with o thers, of preserving its rights here unimpaired.— Such is known to be the wish of that Govern ment—more enlightened to its true interests, than any historical or present power. The “Tyler Central Committee” are preparing an address to the “Republicans of the United States.” It is w ritten with much ability, and is j creditable to its distinguished author. The cool argument with w hich Mr. Van Buren’s claims to the Presidency are refuted, and the powerful ex position of the present condition of parties, by which his chances of an election arc demonstra ted to be vain and unsatisfactory, will tell with much effect upon the country. THE “DEMOCRATIC PYRAMID.”—What has become of the “pyramid of Democratic States” that the Locofocos used to embellish their papers with? We remember that Massa ; chusetts was at the bottom and Ohio at the top ; of it. It was a very pretty looking pyramid, in- j deed. It differed in one respect from the Egyp tian pyramids: They have lasted through many } centuries, whereas the “Democratic pyramid” j has turned to Cloy.—Louisville Journal. MAINE.—The Locofocos have at length sue- ] ceeded in electing Shepard Cary to Congress from the District bordering on New Brunswick, though the Whigs have increased their vote in most if not quite every township. In thirty-two towns and plantations the aggregate vote is as follows : ■ In January. In April, j Robinson, Whig 1.615 2,H47 Cary, Loco 1,352 2,192 Scattering 34 96 Mr. Robinson was fairly elected or. the former trial, hut counted out of his seat. No matter— the district is naturally Loco, so let them have one member to the fourteen Whigs chosen since this Congress assembled. In tht fifth (Waldo) district there is again no choice. Mr. ‘Scattering’ has greatly increased his vote, and appears to stand the best chance. „Y. Y. Tribune. Cotrespondence of the Baltimore American. W ashi.vgtok, April 3th. Mr. Niles was at the Capitol at an early hour this morning and in the ante room of the Senate Chamber. He did not enter the Senate Cham ber, and when requested to do so declined. He moves always under the care of a friend, and seems to be more conscious of his mental infirmi ties than others are willing to acknowledge. The effort to bring an insane man into the Se nate has excited a good deal of feeling in the citv. Mr Niles has intimated since here his un willingness to take his seat in his present state of health. But no can tell what he may do, or he persuaded to do. Mr. Niles was in the library at a later hour of the. day, and seetned to all there I believe as being very far from a man of sane mind. % APPOINTMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT, By and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Hon. William R. King, Senator of the United States from Alabama, was on Tuesday, nominate*, by the President to the Senate to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotenti ary to France, and was forthwith confirmed. The nomination of Governor Shannon, of Ohio, to be Envoy Extraordinary and .Minister Plenipo tentiary to Mexico, to succeed (Ion. Thompson, made some days ago, was on Tuesday confirmed bv the Senate. * Thomas Harris, of Pennsylvania, to Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Robert T. Barry, to he a Surgeon in the Navy. It is the common rumor in Wall street, that a delegation lias been on from Washington to re-* quest Mr. Curtis to resign his office a« Collector of the Port, hut that he avoided an answer to the invitation. It is >tated that on the return of these messengers, they having left yesterday, that he will be removed, and that a gentleman w'hose name has not been publicly given will he nomE nat d to ft!! the place. From (he information we have received we believe there is good ground for these reports.—Xnc York Express. PHOENIX BANK OF COLUMBUS.—The recent explosion of thj| institution, together with the I rands practised by some of those connected with it* management, have excited a degree of interest about tin* allair- of the Bank, which has induced us to obtain from MilledgevilJe the • e port made by its President, F. Martin, to the Governor. • It is a remarkable fact, that four of the prin cipal Stockholders of the institution, as reported on the oath of Hie President, viz: G Kottar, A. Mayer, F. Martin and Lentilhon & Co., are all connected, « ither directly or indirectly, with the recent extensive fraud consummated by G. Kos tar, upon the Banks and individuals in Columbus, New York and Augusta, by which they have been defrauded of an amount little short of *300, 000. It is true, that Lentilhon has publi-he.il a card, in the New York papers, denying that he w as ever “owner of the institution, or had any direct interest in its business.” The report, there fore proves one of two things, either that the President, F Ma tin, who was a partner of Len tiihon &Co., of New York, has sworn falsely, or that Mr. Lentilhon has stated what is false. The latter of w hich we think is much more probable, because of the very special agency w^ich Hie confidential clerks of the house of Lentilhon & Co., have had in the final consummation of the fraud, and the failure of the Bank. It is possible, and barely possible—certainly not probable—that Leutilhon w not u party or privy to the Iraud; hut there is a chain of cir cumstances connecting and associating him by means of his confidential clerks with the trans? actions, which leave Jtitle doubt oi his participa tion and active agency in the whole scheme trom its inception to its finale, and, thus far, but too successful consummation.—J.higusla i'hrnniclt. Correspondence (fthe Haiti more Patriot. Sandwich Islands, October 3, 1S43. Things in general seem to go on quietly among these Elands, and all minds seem nt rest since tiic arrival of the brig Cayuga, which ve**el touched here a few days ago, bound to China.— She brought news of the restoration of these Is lands to king Kemehameha 111. by order ot the British Government, arid of live disapproval ol that Government of Lord George Paulet’s con duct. Commodore Dallas arrived here in the U. S. Store Ship Fl ic, on the 12th of September la*t. lie is in search of Commodore Juries, but it will prove a kind of wild goose chase, as 1 take it, for Commodore Jones sailed from here on the *2 W of hist August, in the frigate l nited States, (or the Society Elands, as is supposed, auu rc? port says that he only meant to touch at those Is lands and proceed thence to Bombay, where he intended to haul the old frigate up in dry dock fur repairs, as she was leaking badly w hen she left here. Be it as it may, Commodore Dallas appears to be sanguine, as yet. as regards the re turn of the frigate United Stales to this port in a lew days, because, before he left Callao in the Erie, he had sent despatches to Corpmodore Jones to the Society Elands, by a french fri gate, to repair immediately to this port with the frigate, as it was his intention to await his ar rival at thi-> port. I think that Commodore Dallas will have to be soon if he catches Commodore Jones, for some time airo, while gunning at St. Francisco, on the North-West coast of California, tbe old commo dore shot two Coons at one shot, since w hich time, the men attached to the squadron call him the old coon hunter, and say he is too soon to be caught napping. As for the old frigate, we all know that she is too quick on the heel lor any ship about these “diggins.” Commodore Dallas row flies two broad pen nants, one on board of the Cyane and one at his quarters on shore. Admiral Thomas of the British Navy is also here, and he also flies two broad penants, one on board of an English armed ketch, and one at his quarters on shore. They all appear to enjoy themselves, as there has been a regular routine of dinnerparties from one to the other for some time. The American sloop of war Cyane, C. K. Stribling, E*q , Commander, and the U. S. Store Ship Erie, Lieut. Commanding Duke, are here. As for the Cyane, she has been here some time longer; rumor says that the Store Ship will go in a short time to the North West coast of Calilornia. FIRES.—Tw'o fires occurred on Friday night. The first alarm was about 8 o'clock, and was found to proceed frtm a stable on Sophia street, in the occupancy of Mr. D. Bradford, v hich, wuth the one adjoining, occupied by Mr. Thomas Curtis, was consumed, and another partly de stroyed. Soon alter midnight, there was another alarm, which came from a small untenanted dwelling house belonging to Mr. John S. Well ford, on George street, which W3S almost entire ly destroyed. 7he*e fires were doubtless the work of an incendiary. The fire companies ex hibited their usual promptness and efficiency, and were the means of saving other houses from de struction. The large building in the immediate vicinity of the stables, and used as a soap factory, was for some time on fire, but by their exertions, was saved without sustaining any injury of con sequence. We understand two incendiary at tempts were made ©n Sunday night.—-FYedcridb bnrg Ihrald, PRICES OF PRODUCE IN ALEXANDRIA. FROM WAGONS AND VESSELS. Maryland Tobacco.$3 50 a 7 00 Flour per bbl. (wagon).......4 50 a 0 00 Do. (canal).4 oO n 0 00 Wheat, red.1 00 a 1 03 Do., white.1 05 a 1 06 Rye, .... .0 58 a 0 00 Corn, (white,).0 45 a 0 46 Do. yellow.0 48 n 0 50 Oats, (wagons).0 35 a 0 00 Do. vessels,.0 38$ a 0 00 ! Corn Meal, per bushel,.0 45 a 0 46 Butter, roll, per lb.,.0 13 a 0 14$ Do. firkm.do.0 OS a 0 13$ Pork, (wagons).4 35 a 0 00 Bacon,.4 00 a 4 50 Lard, do.0 07 a 0 00 Clover Seed.0 (0 a 6 3.> White Beans,.,,...1 00 a 0 00 Plaister, (retail).3 <5 a 0 Oft Flaxseed,. 1 00 a 0 00 Black-Eyed Peas,.0 65 a 0 00 FLOUR.—Receipts by wagons have increased I —price yesterday, $4,50 : at the Canal Basin, the t same. We bear of no sales from stores. GRAIN.—Sales of 3600 bushels Corn at 45 cents for white—48 a 50 for yellow. We quote good Red Wheat at 100 a 103 coots—White at 105 a 106 cents. FISH.—Yesterday, the supply was small for the season : Shad were selling at <7 per hundred, arid Herrings at $3 per thousand, with a great ! demand for the country. BALTIMORE MARKET April 9. Sugars.—At auction to-day, the cargo of the brig Water Witch, from Ponce, P. R. consisting of 330 liluls. w as sold at $7,30 a $8,35. At the same time 41 hhd*, Porto Rico, part of another car^o, were sold at $7 a $7,15 1 Molasses.—At auction to-day 43 hhds. Porto Rico Molasses were sold at 31 ^ a 33 ets. NEW YORK MONEY MARKET. The subject of the annexation of Texas to the Union is a very important topic ot discussion by Slock operators in Wa’i street. Every rumor from Washington is discussed, and all speculator* are alive to the probabilities and possibilities. | 'There \h rio interest so sensitive as the monied, 1 and particularly in this city, where thousand* of dollars in Stocks are bought and sold on the mere calculation of profit and lo<s. The Bulls who watch this question with intense interest, are now exercised with a report that a treaty was prepared, and would be sent into the Senate for ratification this week. This report seems to have gained so much credit, that those interested are watching; the chances narrowly as to the vote that will he had on the question in that body. Some of onr Banks have pul up the rate of in ' tercst on long paper that ixover 60 days, to six per ‘rent; but others take paper freely at five. The i Deposit Banks have now a great advantage, and it : is for their interest to rail on the other Banks and i to demand their balances in specie. It compels those Banks that are not thus f ivored, to discount on their actual mef,ns, gnd enable* those having the Government funds totaKc all the choice long I paper at a lower rate of interest. The three Deposit Banks are Reaping a rich harvest by the balances of the Government.—A tic 1 ork Uipress. Correspondence of the United Slates Gazette. New Yokv, Monday, P.M. Business has been rathertint I to-dav, tnerc ha ving been no sales of cotton ol account; the mar ket however appears to be firm. The Flour market is steady. Large sales of Gem ssee and Troy have been ma le at $4, '1 a $4,04. S'-uti\ciu kinds remain without altera tion. ( arn is in active demand. Sales of nor thern ore ma le at 5*2 cents measure, and 53 cts. weight Southern kinds 54 cts. .Giu.3 are inactive. All that arrived since the opening of the North River bate been taken up, and there arc but few parcels offering that are suitable fur shipment. Exchange on Enijand has been active to-day, j and large amounts have been sold at IO87. 108^ j 108;', may be quoted as the ruling rates, and 5 28| a 5 27^ on France. I COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION.—The Annual Statement of the Commerce and Naviga tion of the United States was transmitted to the Senate, on Tuesday, and we annex an abstract of a portion of ita contents. The exports during the nine months ending the 30th of Juno, U4UJ, amounted to $84,316,480, of i which $77,793 ~i$ l \vere of domestic, and $6, i 65*2,697 of foreign articles. Of domestic arti | cles $60,107,819 were exported in American ves sels, and $17,655,964 in foreign vessels. Of the ! foreign articles $4,945,817 were exported in American vessels, and $1,606,880 in foreign ves sels. The imports during the nine months end* : ingthe 30th June, 1813, have amounted to $64, 753,799, ol which llowe was imported in Aim-rir can vessels, $49,9/1,875, ai.d in foreign vessels | $14,731,921. ! Of the $77,793,733 of exports, the growth arid produce of the United States, there were from Fisheries ? - * r • $2,11*2,518 Forest - 3,351,909 Agriculture— Animals r 3,963,094 Vegetable food - 6.955,1*05 -10 919.602 I Tobacco r 4,650.979 'Cotton r ? - - <? 49.119,*06 Manufacture* - 3,2*23,550 Of the domestic produce, $37,7*20,951, or about ! half the entire amount, w as exported to England, I Scotland, and Ireland. Of the foreign goods imported, there were ' Free of duty r $35,571,5^4 ; Ad volorem duties ... 16,691,£75 I Specific duties • 12,491.340 ; $61,7.>3,799 1,143,523 tons of American shipping entered, j and 1,286,08! tons cleared, from the ports ot the United States. 531.752 Ions of foreign shipping ! entered, and 523,949 ton* cleared, during the same period. The number of vessels, American and Foreign, arriving at all the ports of the United State* was American, Foreign, Total, 4,872 2,9.?9 7,761 Of these, arrived at Boston, 455 498 943 New York, 875 276 1151 New* Orleans, 833 233 1066 Of the 534,752 of foreign tonnage, 453,831 was British. The tonnage of the United States, June 30, 1S13, w’3S as follows : ■ The registered tonnage - - 1,009,305 01 Enrolled and licensed tonnage 1,075,155 59 Fishing vessels ... 73,142 33 2,158,0J2 93 Of registered and enrolled tonnage, there were employed in the whale fisheries 45.3,374 Of the tonnage, there belonged to the ports of Registered Enrolled. Aggregate. Boston, 165,482 67 37,116 44 2<'2,599 18 N. York, 237,240 28 259,725 27 486.965 56 N. Or!., 49,957 60 99,452 06 149,4u9 06 i Philadel., 39,445 84 64,894 59 104,340 48 • New Bed., 83,056 69 17,1)24 74 100,081 48 i Total, l,0uD,305 01 1,149,297 92 2,168 602 93 The total tonnage of shipping built in the U. States during the nine months ending June 30, 1843, was Registered - 27,275 32 Enrolled .... 36,342 45 $63,617 77 Bicknell’s Philadelphia Reporter of Tuesday says:—“Money continues abundant in Philadel* phia. The tendency, however, indicates more demand. The rates may still be quote*} as rang 1 ing from 4^ to 5 per cent per annum.” ALEXANDRIA, D. C. THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 11. FAUQUIER COUNTY.—We have a word to say to the Whigs of Fauquier. Do they know, that their political opponents make calculation! upon the supposed supinencss of the VY bigs ; and hope to run in their candidates, in consequence of the probability of there being a thin rots ?— This intimation, we presume, will be sufficient to rouse the zeal and energy of every true Whi» in Fauquier. The county is Whig—it is admit ted. Who then will hesitate to show its Whi* Io colors at the Spring election as well as in the I Fall. Marshall and Edmonds are the Whig can ! didates—excellent men—good citizens, good Whigs. AH local divisions ought to be buried, for the sake of the cause. There are no divisions | about the candidates—for the noble magnanimity ' of a gentleman who was nominated as a third Whig ' candidate, in at once withdrawing from the ccr. i tost, defeats that hope of the Loco Focos, if fo. deed any such hope was ever entertained by that 1 party. It only remains for the Whigs then to i unite with zeal and determination, and for every | man of them on the 2oth of this month to go to the polls. No electron so important as this, has taken place in Virginia for several years. All | eyes aie turned to Virginia. Every where, throughout the country, the Whig cause is pros pering, and the friends of HENRY CL A V anx iously desire to see the native state of the great statesman stand by her own son. A United i States Senator is to he fleeted by the next Home ! of Delegates, and a single vote may determine ! the question. We make our appeal, then, to the Whigs of Fauquier, to commence now their 1 work. We know their intelligence, and their I love of country. We seek to kindle their zeal ■ in behalf of the principles ar.d the man they ap prove. Mr. J. Q Adams made a speech in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, against the rults adopted by the Whig Hmi«* of Representatives, and re-adopted by the Loco Foco House of Rep resentatives, to limit debate, take bills out of com . A • ■ A • /* A I All muter, ,';r. .uinm- goes u*i mu i.K^rn liberty” in the way of talking. He declaims, at the I.oros used to complain, about gags, $?c We hope it will not he set down to inveterate hostility to Mr. Adams, when we say, that we have even known him to become garruloiis—and a fit sub ject for the operation of the one hour rule. Mr. Kinu of Alabama, late Senator from that State, has, it will he seen, been appointed Minis ter to France. He is a very prudent, discreet gentleman, well acquainted with the rules of or der and parliamentary law and practice, very formal and precise, and, however he may be , puffed by party prasscs, of no very great depth of mind. The Globe says he has gone abroad “with great reluctance !” All in iny eye ! Mr. King, we take it, i* on the Andrew Stevenson or i de*s entirely. ] The Globe announces the election of Mr. Pol i lock, (whig) over Mr. Snyder, (locofoco) in Pennsylvania—Pollock being, says the Globe, “a man we never heard of before.” \ ery well— t!ic Globe hears of him rune, and that’s sufficient. I .... The Jersey City Charter Flection was h«ld on Monday, and resulted in the election of P. C. Hummer, for Mayor, a staunch Whig, oser th« Loco loco candidate, by a majority of 121. The Whigs of Princeton, N. J , gallantly car ried tba Municipal election on Monday. Not ! withstanding the vandal act of the Legislature dis franchising the Students of the ditFerent Semina ries, Col. John Lowry, a first rate Whig was elec ted Mayor—this being the first election of that ! officer by the people. Wc owe our thanks to several of the Members ' of Congress for their politeness in sending co I pies of Public Documents, Speeches, &c. j The Clay Club of Washington have determin ed to build a Club House, and appointed a com mittee to superintend its erection. Mr. Montegut, (Loco Foco,) has been elected Mayor of New Orleans, bv a majority of 1P3 i j votes. Col. It. M. Johnson, in compliance with the invitation of his iriends, intends to vKit North Carolina next month. A committee of the Clay Club of Petersburg has been appointed to go < n to Raleigh and es curt Mr. Clay to the Cockade lown, ot ui.ah Mr. Mordecai is chairman. Another committee ! is appointed to receive him, of which Stephen (• : Wells is chairman. Mr. Robert Tyler, it is said, goes to Philadelphia I with ihc expectation of being a candidate for the i next Congress. To accomplish this he his tarou a house in the Locofooo oistnet, represented hy ■ John F. Smith. There arc many Repealers in, this District, and Mr. Tyler ii hailed as tho Prince of Repealer*. The Rev. Spencer H.( one, of the First Bap: tist churchjof New York, performed the same, , r»te of baptism on Monday upon a young rna;« na ' med Isaac Aaron, who is a convert from the Jew* j i*h faith, and the first that has ever been baptised into that communion in this country. A large , concourse of persons were present to witness the j ceremony. . We understand, aays the Providence Jcurnsl, j that Mr. Burke, chairman of the committee ap pointed by the Hou*e of Representatives to inves tigate the question whether the sovereignty of i ® ® * Rhode Island resides in the people thereof, or in 1 any number of loafers and vagabonds who may ! happen tube within it, or to come within it ' the purpose, has condescendingly sent notice to j Gov. Fenner that the State may arpear before him and his associates, and submit to their decii i ion the question of the reserved rights of the State. If Gov. Fenner returns any answer to this letter, it will be such a one as will entitle it to a place in the next edition of the Curios.tic* 1 of Literature. FIRF, AT CAMBRIDGKPORT, MASS.—A fire broke out on Saturday last, at C anibridgeport, in the extensive stable adjoining Sprague s o* ; tel, which were both destroyed, together wit ■ the large hall lately erected. The fire soon com ; municated to the stable owned by Mr. Woodbu ry, which, with several small wooden buddings, was consumed. The buildings being of »ood, the lire spread rapidly, the space burnt covering nearly half an acre. The furniture of the hotel was saved, but it is said ten or twelve horrt i were consumed with the stable.