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ALEXANDRIA, Ya. THURSDAY MORNING, OCT’R*9, ]84« PROSPECTS OF ALEXANDRIA. Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Virgi nia to the editor of the Alexandria Gazette. “1 hope you may realize all you hope for, by the retrocession of Alexandria to Virginia. 1 do not believe that our legislature will ever grant the right of way to the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road to Parkersburg, and I feel equally confi dent that the company will never accept the Wheeling route. This being the case, I should be pleased to see a scheme started for a rail road from Alexandria to the Ohio river. 1 be lieve it entirely practicable, and sure of a vote large enough to carry it triumphantly through the Legislature. The Valley and Western Virginia, and especially North Western Virginia, would give it a strong vote, and certainly from your own section of the state a commanding vote might be obtained. Would it not be a great movement for Alexandria, calculated to build up around you a large, populous, and prosper ous city, rivalling in its trade the city of Balti more?1 Surely, your shipping harbor, and other natural advantages, are superior to those of Baltimore, and such a road ooce opened, would cause any amount of capital to tlow to your city. | Manufaclurts ought to piosper and flourish, around and about you. 1 have often thought that a connection of Alexandria with the Winchester and Potomac Rail Road, would have been of even greater importance to her prosperity than her Canal, and would have cost far lew money. But the past cannot bo recall ed. Look to the present, and act forthe futurt! That Alexandria may become a large, prosper ous, and en terprising city, is my most fervent de sire.*’ . .... MR. DALLAS'S LETTER. We publish to day a letter from Mr. Vice President Dallas, in reply to a complimentary letter addressed to him, by certain citizens of Washington county, Pa. The letter is dated as fir back the 24th of September last—arid the first enquiry naturally is, why was its publication de layed until after the Pennsylvania election? Of its style and argument the reader wiil judge—our own opinion being, that the one is as involved and rigmarole, as the other is weak and inconclusive. Judging from this production one would hard ly suppose that Mr. Dallas, up to a very recent date, had been the fast friend of Protection—and that he was run for the office he now holds, among other reasons, for ths purpose of binding Penn sylvania to her allegiance, he being a sate Ta riff man. In 1832, in the Senate, he was “inflexi ble as to nothing but adequate protection1’—and denounced and ridiculed the doctrines he now professes to hold, as extravagant and chimerical. From being a United States Bank and Pennsyl vania Tariff man, he has come to be a Hard Money, Sub-Treasury, Southern Free Trade poli tician. What reliance can be placed upon the judgment or consistency, of such a statesman."— Why may he not change, with equal alacrity, at the next revolution of his party ? I he dema gogueism of letter must strike every reader.— We have not room, to-day, however, for extended comments upon this manifesto of the \ ice Presi dent. Besides, we are quite sure the task of dis secting it and exposing its errors, will be under taken by abler hands. At present, it will be suf ficient to say, that his fellow citizens of his own state, have in October, at the polls, very effec tually answered the letter of September, and toot the letter itself will never make him President! THE slave case. Iri the New York Court of Oyer and Termi ner on Tuesday, Judge Edmonds declared the opinion of the majority of the Court in the case of the slave boy, George Kirk, and directed him to be discharged from custody, on the ground jhat his service could only be claimed by the party to whom the service was due, or his agent or attorney duly authorized to seize or arrest the fugitive and take him before a proper officer, to tho end that a warrant might be obtained for removing him to the state from which he had fled. GOVERNMENT finances. The following, which we copy from the N. Y. Tribune, does not give a very flattering picture of |tbe condition of the public finances. It st ems that moneyed men are not disposed to view Mr. Walker's new Treasury notes in the light of "specie bearing interest “The Secretary of the Treasury has made another draft for $75,000 on one of our Banks, which we learn overdraws his account. J ne amount of Government funds now in the Banks is less than a million, lu the Sub-1 reasu rv at the Custom-House the amount is quit# tri fline Tho receipts at the Custom-House last week were only about $150,000. The Govern ment has very nearly run ashore for funds. As far as we can learn the flattering offers ot the Secretary have not as yet terapteJ a single de positor to take his specie to the Sub Treasury in exchange Tor 5 2-5 per cent notes.” * FREIGHTS. The N: Y. Tribune says that Freights contin ue very firm and active. Flour is 3s. Cd. to Liv erpool, although a parcel to fill up a ship was taken at 3s. 4$d. About 40,000 bushel* or Gram were taken in the Venice and Nicholas Biddle at lljd for Corn and 12d sterling for Wheat, and a vessel lor Liverpool i» full ot t orn at 12d. V.E VERRIKR'S PLANET. We ar* indebted to our friends of the National Intelligencer for the plate representing the Po silion of the new planet of Le Verritr, which ap pears in our paper of to-day. This planet was seen again by Lieut. Maury, at the Washington Observatory, o» Sunday evening last. ACTING NOBLY. The people of Albany have done a good thing. They have, raised a fuud for the Prussian emi grant* who were robbed of $2200 in that city. The whole sum will be made up. Since Capt. Hosken has run the Great Britain ashore, it ha* been discovered by the newspaper* that he i* the most careless officer alive! NEW COUNTERFEITS. Counterfeit Fives, Bank of Dayton, Ohio, are in circulation at the West. They have two vig nettes at the top, one of a lady and the other of Henry Clay. A large figure five is engraved across the centre of the notes. They are badly executed. Also, Threes, Catskill Bank, N. Y.: has the name of N. Quackenbush as Register, H. Hill, Jr. Cash;*er, Thomas B. Cooke, President. At the top is a ship at a distance; a woman in a partial state of nudity sealed on a chest. The Whig meeting at Washington Hill in Bal timore held on Monday night last, was very large ly attended. The most enthusiastic spirit was manifested and the best feeling evinced. The President, Joshua Jones, Esq., on taking the chair, addressed the assemblage in a very com prehensive and forcible speech. He was fol lowed by G. M. Gill, Esq , in some very perti nent remarks, at the conclusion of which he in troduced a series of resolutions, setting forth the necessity of complete union among the Whigs as a party, and deprecating the mistaken policy of Whigs voting for their opponents in politics, as some of them had done during ihe receut municipal election in Baltimore. Rever dy Johnson and others addressed the meeting. A Convention of the Whigs of the Third Con gressional District of New Humpshire, compo sed of thejcounties of Hillsborough and Cheshire^ was held on Thursday last, in Hancock. Gen. James Wilson, of Keene, was nominated as the Whig candidate for Representative to Congress. Gen. Anthony Colby was re-nominated for Gov ernor. The Whigs of New Hampshire are in fine spirits. A movement is on foot among the patriotic and kind-hearted ladies of Baltimore, to contribute from their winter supplies of syrups, preserves, and other niceties, a portion for the use of the sick and wounded 9oldier9 at Matamora9, Monte rey, and other places on the Rio Grande; and they look with confidence to the assistance of the quartermaster general at Washington to give di rections for their reception and speedy delivery at the points designated. The venerable Ambros# Spencer, of New Yoik, has published an address to the people of that State, advising them to vote against the proposed new Constitution, principally on the grounds of the articles in it, relating to the mode of electing and the tenure of office, of the Judiciary. Ilis words are words of wisdom. We wish they could sink deep into the hearts of all who read them, and have the desired effect. The Viennoise children, who were among the passengers by the unfortunate Great Britain, are i (it is said) onboard the John R. Skiddy, and mav bo expected to arrive soon. These young artistes are remarkable for the drill by which they are enabled, though fifty in number, to exe-; cute their movements with more than military precision, sothat they appear to be animated and directed by one and the same will. The •fleet is said to be in the highest degree sur prising. _ Mr. Webster did not speak in New York yes terday, as it was expected he would do. No doubt there was a great disappointment, but he efid not think it proper for a citizen of Massa chusets, to interfere in a mere state election in another S tnte. The woods, over Cameron Run, Fairfax Coun ty, Va., in the neighborhood of Mr. J. R. Col lard’s, caught fire on Tuesday night last. The fire was fortunately extinguished, after consid erable exertion, before much damage was done. Archibald C. Poachy, Esq., of Georgetown, D. C., has been appointed to deliver an Eulogy on the Life and Character of the late President Dew, before the Tau Chi Society, William and Mary College, on such day as may suit his convenience. The Libel cas8 againt ex-Governor Thomas, of Md., will be called up in the Circuit Court at Washington on Monday next. Mrs. Linn’s de position has been taken. At Pittsburg, on Friday evening, the water in the Ohio River was four feet ten inches in the stream and falling—at Wheeling there was six feet seven inches and falling. There have been established several hospital depots, one at Point Isabel, another at Matamo ras, and another atCamargo. C M. & F. TAYLOR ask the notice of pur • chasers to their stock of DRY GOODS, which is unusually large and complete, consist ing in part of— Rich printed Cashmere Robes Printed Rept do Mouslin de Laine do New stvle Plaid Cashmeres Mouslin? and Cashmeres, very low priced Raw Silk Plaid?, for dresses Ginghams, high colors, twill’d and plain Ombre Lama Cloitis Alpacas, mode, brown, and other colors French Plaid Cloakings Ombre do a beautiful article Gala and Highland Plaids for children? wear Terkeri Shawls, finest qualities and choice pat’ns do do medium quality French Plaid Shawls, a very neat article Woolen, plaid, and worsted nett do do Blanket and Servants do do Scarlet Crape Searfs Raw silk Plaid do Ladies Silk and Merino Vests Gent’s merino and lambs woolShirts& Drawers Silk Fringes, Gimps, and other dress trimmings Mohair and Silk Fringes, for cloaks & mantilla* Bajio’s Kid Gloves, assorted colors Ladies fine white party Gloves do Buck riding do Cashmere, Thibet, and silk do English black silk Hose Worsted, cashmere, and colored silk Hose Misses, infants and servants lambs wool do Zephyr worsted Hoods and Coats Bonnet Ribbons, oil silk Linen cambric ildkfs., very cheap Revere stitched and colored bordered do, very fine We have also a beautiful assortment of all kinds of ‘goods for Gentlemens’ wear such as— French and Eng. Cloths, of very superior texture Plain end Wave Beaver and Pilot cloths A full assortment of plain and fancy C»ssiineres Velvet satin, cashmere, and other Vesting italian Crav.«ts, satin and silk Scarfs Bo?oms, Collars, Gloves, Suspenders, &c. A large stock of full Cloths, full Lmseys, and other servants wear Cable warp Kerseys, twill ana piam vznauurg>, Tickings, Checks, bleached and brown Cottons, Flannels, Furniture Checks, Carpeting, Oil Cloth, Rugs, lioekings, Ruggets, &e. &e. Together with many articles not enumerated, which ha»e generally Deen purchased ol importers or manu facturers, and will be sold at a very small ad vance upon eost. _°^l_„ FOR BOSTON—NEW LINE.—The fine packet schooner SUS*iN, Callow, master. For freight or passage app1* oct 28 LAMBERT & McKENZIE. POSTSCRIPT. LATEST FROM MONTEREY. The steamship Galveston, Capt. Wright, has ar rived from Brazos St. Jago,via Galveston. She left the former place on the 14th—the latter on the 18th inst. We have advices from Monterey to the 6th inst. The Mexicans had marched out of the city of Monterey, pursuant to the terms of the armistice, passing the Rinconada, (the prescribed boundary) and drawing up at San Luis Potosi; snd our Ar my was in full possession of Monterey. We have seen a letter from Gen. P. F. Smith, (Coi. Smith). He says, speaking of the battle: “We have taken 32 pieces of brass cannon, and an immense amount of ordnance stores, and are now in possession of all the works, city, and sur rounding country.” The Mexican force at Monterey could not have been Ie99 than 10,000 or 12.0U0 men; and now that their Fort* have been examined by our Kngineers, they are pronounced to be of the strongest and mo«t scientific construction—im pregnable, indeed, it would seem. There is a point in the programme not before known, w hich is, that the first flag of truce pro ceded from Gen. Worth. He asked for a cessa tion of hostilities, so far as his command and the division opposed to it were uoncerned, while thev would be burying their dead in a common grave. This was refused. Ampudia some time thereafter sent a flag to Gen. Worth, asking a cessation ef arms until he could con\ey the wo men and children of the eity out of the town.— To this G en. Worth would not listen. Ampu dia next sent a flag of truce to General Taylor, asking on what conditions be would grant an ar mistice. Gen. Taylor replied that the condi tions should bo that they would surrender as prisoners of war. This Ampudia rejected, and then at the suggestion of some of his officers, Gen. Taylor sent a commission to tho Mexican General,"composed of Gen. Worth, Gen. Hender son of Texas, and Col. Davis, of Mis9., to arrange the terms of an armistice,and they fixed on the terms finally agreed to. Notwithstanding this, we learn that strong dissatisfaction isexpress ed towards Gen. Taylor, more particularly among the Volunteer wing of the Army, for hav I mg assented to the armistice. The Mexicans, they believed, would not have held out many hours longer, and they (the Americans) had I plenty of ammunition, at least for the small arms; land all the Mexican cannon of a heavy calibre I were left in Monterey. But the Mexicons, it seems, were still more dissatisfied with their General,—for, two days after the capitulation, they elected Geu. Mejia to the eommand, in place of Ampudia. They felt disappointed in the numerical force of the Americans; they thought it was vastly stronger than, in taking pos session of the city, they found it to he; and here it may he proper to remark, that, at the time of the capitulation, the enemy held possession of the Cathedral as well as the Citadel. i I he number ot Mexicans killed and wounded ha* not been ascertained. It is believed to be 2000. The number of the American killed and wounded is set down at 560, of whom 260 are be lieved to have been killed. Lieut. Col. JVIcClung, who wa* erroneously re ported dead, is living, and strong hopes are en tertained of his recovery. The robber chief Canales, with a large force under his command, is at San Fernando, indulg ing in his favorite system of warfare, wherever he can find isolated or detached parties of the j American army. lie has killed, in one instance, a Texan niter, and in another, taken some thirty pack mules, carrying on stores from Ca margo to Monterey. The Texan volunteers, Rangers and all, are discharged. Two of our fellow-citizens had affairs of honor on hand, which were to have been settled by the la>t re sort on the 7th inst. Balie Teyton had struck Brig. Gen. Marshall, of Kentucky, for which he had challenged him; and young Mr. Musson, who was with the army as Mr. Peyton was—a volun teer aid — was struck by Capt. Sherrer, of the Mississippi Volunteer*, whom he challenged. The wounded in ivioniery were aoing wen, j ; and there was little or no sickness there. A correspondent writing from Camargo to the American Flag, say*: I actually believe a majority of the people | would be willing to dispute superiority with u? inch by-inch. An excuse is at hand for every new defeat, and in another engagement they promise themselves n certain victory. Several volunteers were murdered in this vi cinity within the last few days. A party of men ; not attached to the army, seven in number, most- I lv all German?, on their way to Cerralvo from here were attacked by the Mexicans, ancf four of their number killed; the other three made j their escape, and have got in here. I suppose you have heard that a Sutler’s party were kiIlf d or made prisoners beyond Carralvo. They .are stated to have had a considerable amount of goods j with them. I could not ascertain what Sutlers they were, though I hear Dr. Alsbury’s name mentioned a# being among them. I had almost forgot to mention to you that steamer? do not consider this the head of naviga tion, but are proceeding above here to Mier. The Major Brown left here for Mier, and even at the present low stage of water, it is said she will reach there without difficulty. The following congratulatory order of Gen. Taylor ha« been issued to the army: Headquarners Army of Occupation, ) Camp near Montery, Sept. 27, 1840. ) ORDERS —No. 123.—The commanding Gen eral ha? the satisfaction to congratulate the ar my under hi? command upon another signal tri umph over the Mexican forces. Superior to us in number, strongly fortified, and with sn im mense preponderance of artillery, they have yet been driven from point to point until forced to sue for terms of capitulation. Such terms have been granted as were considered due to the gal lant defence of the town ond to the liberal poli cy of our own Government. "The General begs to return his thanks to hi? commanders, and to all his officers ond men, both of the regulars and volunteer forces, for the skill, the courage and the perseverance with which they have overcome manifold diflio ulties and finally achieved a victory shedding lustre upon the American arms. A great result has been obtained, but not without the loss of many gallant and accomplish ed officers and brave men. The army and the country will deeply sympathise with the famil ies and friends of those who havo thus sealed their devotion with their lives. By order of Major General Taylor, (Signed) VV. W. S. BL1SS, As’t, Adj’t Gen. Official—Geo. A. McCall, Acting^Adj’t. Gen’l. FROM THE RIO GRANDE. 1 More Disasters at Sea.—Disasters at sea, of which the succession of lato gales was the cause, come pouring in upon us, from every quarters and we much fear that still the worst remain, behind. The schooner Mary Emer, Capt. Mor gan, which arrived yesterday from the mouth of the Rio Grande, where she left on the 14lh inst., reports that the steamer Col. Harney, Capt. Shannon,was totally lost on the Rio Grande bar on the I3lh.and 1*2 persons drowned,(accounts by the Galveston give the number lost a9 17.) among whom were two sergeants belonging to the U. S. Army. Capt. M. could not ascertain any of their name?. The Col. II. was Irom Brazos St. Jago bound up the Rio Grande with a cargo of naval stores. The schr. Atlantic,hence for the Rio Orando with a cargo of coal for the government, was also totally lost on tho 8th. eight miles to the south ward of the mouth of the Rio Grande.—*V. 0. Delta._ ___ FOR ST. JOHN’S, N. B.—The Br. _ hritr JI.BIOM'. Millan, master, will meet with despatch. For freight of 100 or 200 bbls. apply to oet 29 LAM BERT 8t_ McKENZIE. FOR'PHILA DELPHI A—via canal — The packet schooner OR*27 OR, Scott, master, will sail as above on Friday next, 30st inst. For freight,apply to the captain onboard or to [oct 20—3t] S. SHINN, Janney’a Wharf. _ (Eomincrfittl._ PRICES OF PRODUCE IN ALEXANDRIA FROM WAGONS AND VESSELS. Maryland Tobacco, ........ .$2 50 a 7 00 Flour, Super....5 12 J a 2 25 Do Family...5 75 a 6 00 Wheat,red.0 95 a 1 05 Do (white)........1 00 a 1 10 Rye,.0 58 a 0 65 Corn, (white,)..0 63 a 0 65 Do. yellow.0 63 a 0 65 Do (new).0 58 a 0 00 Oats, (wagons).0 35 a 0 36 Do (canal)...0 31 a 0 32 Do (vessels).0 31 a 0 32 Corn Meal, per bushel,.0 75 a 0 76 Better, roll, per lb.,.0 14 a 0 16 Do. firkin,do...0 12 a 0 14 Pork, (wagons)...4 75 a 4 87 Bacon, (new).... 6 50 a 7 00 Lard.0 07 a 0 07 Clover Seed.5 25 a 5 50 Timothy Seed,.3 00 a 3 50 White Beans,.1 00 a 0 00 Plaister, (retail)...4 00 a 0 00 Flaxseed,.1 00 a 0 00 . Black-Eyed Peas.0 65 a 0 70 FLOUR.—The market is dull. Last sales from stores $5 25. Wagon price §5 12$. Re ceipts are increasing. GRAIN.—Wheat has declined. We quote good to prime red at 95 a 105 cts.; inferior and middling qualities at 70 a 90 cts. Yesterday we heard of no sales of Corn. We quote C2 a 65 cts for both white and yellow. New i9 worth 56 a 58 cents. P. H. Since writing the above we hear of a sale of Canal Flour 500 a 600 bbls. at $5 18|. NEW YORK MARKET cBg8. The flour market has fallen oft all^tonce, and a decline of fifty cents has been submitted to within a few days. Holders attribute this de cline to the difficulty of obtaining vessels. Freights are certainly up to a comparatively high point. Flour is offered readily at 3s. 6d. sterling to Liverpool, and 10a lid. for Grain. Vessels are wanted not only for England, but for Scotland and Ireland. The receipts of h lour, altnougn large, viz, 01, 000, last week,are small, compared to what isex pecled at this season of the year. I he naviga tion of the Canal has been interrupted by a breach in some oC the works. In consequence of the rumor of a frost in the Atlantic states there has been quite a movement in cotton, and since Saturday morning, about 10,000 bates have been sold at a slight advance. The speculative fever has subsided, but there is a settled conviction that there will be a short crop. ATTENTION MOUNT VERNON GUARDS! You are requested to attend a meeting at the Armory, on Fri t day evening next, at 7J o’clock, to make arrangements for a pa rade. Every member, it is hoped, will be present. SAMUEL H. DEV AUG IIX, oot 29—2t Sergeant. SHORTS AND SHIPSTUFF for sale by WM. N. HOW E, oct 2!) King street, near the wharf. PRIME CHEESE—Just received a prime lot, and for sale by ocl29 WM. N. ROWE. ITtRESH CORN MEAL_40 bushels just re ceived and for sale bv ' WM. N. ROWE, oct 29 King street, near the wharf GENT’S CLOTH CLOAKS.—An assortment of thoso beautiful 7-8 and full Circular Cloaks has just been received and for sale by oct 29 C. M. & F. TAYLOR. CWTLERY, PERCUSSION CAPS, &c— y 40,000 Percussion Caps, best ribbed and split; fine ivory balance handle Knives and Forks, 51 pieces; common do, 51 pieees; buck, bone, cocoa dinner and dessert do; Congress Knives; fine pocket and pen do; cast steel Butcher Knives; Powder Flasks; Brass Candlesticks; Snuffers and Trays; S ew Paos,&o., just received and for sale cheap by [oct 29] GEO. WHITE. T VitESiTdRUGsTcHEMICALS, &c.—The F subscriber has just received a fresh supply of Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Spices, Perfumery, Paints, Oils, Colors, Dvc Stuffs, Window Glass, &c.,consisting in part as follow's : Pure Lunar Caustic, Alcohol and Spts Turpentine Fresh Salad Oil in flasks and bottles Salacratus and Pearl Afch Ivory Combs and Horn do, Hair Brushes Tooth Brushes, Nail do, Comb do, Flesh do Hair Gloves, Nursery Bottles and Flanks Oil Peppermint, Oil Lavender, Oil Lemon Oil Cloves, Honey, Starch and Indigo Flower Sulphur and Roll Brimstone Window G lass, assorted sizes White Bar Soap and Palm, Nutmegs, Mace Cinnamon, Gum Arabic, Refined Liquorice Prussic Acid, American and Eng. Calomel Caustic, Potash, Precipitated Cai b Iron Lubin’s Extracts, assorted Oil of Almonds, bitter and sweet Granville’s Lotion and Aq. Ammonia Pocket and Dressing Combs, Gum Balls Floating Soap, Motile de Boeuf, Creme de Perse Black and white stick Pomatum, Smelling Vials Segar Cases, Nitrous Spirits Ether, Salt Tartar Acetic Acid, and Phosphate Iron Pulvis Antimonialis, Citric Acid, Cctrate Potash Phosphate Iron, Palm Soap in cakes Chlorate Potash, Oil, Black Pepper Aromatic Spirits Ammonia French Sulphate Quinine, genuine Balsam Copavia, Uva Uni Rhubarb Root, East India and Turkey McAllister's allhealing Salve Oil Rosemary and Cream 'Farter Genuine Ground Cinnamon Fresh Vanilla Beans and Essence Vanilla Ipecacuane Root and Powder Fresh Pine Oil and Chemical Oil Sugar Lead and Litharge Logwood, Nicaragua and Fustio Tumeric, and Red Sanders Assafaoetida, Aloes, & Scammony Neatsfoot Oil, Sperm Oil and Whale do. Sulphate Morphine, and Cantharides Bull's Sarsaparilla and Winers Arcanum Hayden’s Odontalgic Balsam Mahay’s Plaster Cloth Blue Mass and Mercurial Ointment Cloves, Black Pepper and Cassia Canary Bird Seed, Guerlam’s Shafing Tablets Route!'* Shaving Cream Girod's and Beckwith's Pills IJfcidy’s Sarsaparilla Pills Cooper's Refined Am. Isinglass Gum Tragacanth and Gum Guaiacum Copal Varnish and Spirits Turpentine Croton Oil, Oil Cubebs and Oil Copaiva Trap Balls and Chinese Musk Shellac and Super Carbonate Soda ; Castor Oil, Capsules and Copaive do Blue Vitriol, and Paris Green, Orris Root Rose Pink, Fahenstock’s and Frys Vermifuge > Jayne’*, Swaine’s and Orrick’sdo i Jayne’s Alterative and Cullen’s Panacere Howard’s Hydro Sublimated Calomel. All of j which are warranted of tha very best quality, and offered for sale 8t very moderate prices. H. COOK, Chemist and Druggist, oct 29 _King-st. NOTICE—To all Whom it msy concern, please take notice, that the subscriber is prepared to furnnh Wood Saws, complete, Saw Frames, Saw Braces, and Wood Horses—Also, Wood Axes, handled ready lor use, at prices to j suit, [oct 27] JOHN T. CREIGHTON, j AUCTION SALES. Furniture, clothing, bacon, &c.— On Saturday, thoSlst inst., at 8 o'clock, will be sold in the Market Square, a great variety of seasonable Clothing; Also, Furniture, Stoves, ko kc.t together with a lot of Bacon Hams. jrU^Sale of Dry Goods, Hardware, Fancy, articles, Clocks, Watches, Jewelry, &c. &c., ev ery evening at my Auction Rooms, commencing at 7J o’clock. [oct29—3t] GEO. WHITE. Alexandria lottery—class k.. for 1846, will be drawn at the Mayor’s Of fice, Alexandria, Va., on SATURDAY, Oc tober 31,1846, at 6Jo’clock, P. M. GRAND SCHEME! fTtM prize of.$35,294. 1 do of.10,000. I do of..5,000. 1 do of.4,000. 1 do of..3,000. 1 do of.....2,435. 1 do of..1,250. lLZ/^25 do of.$1,000. 78 numbers—14 drawn ballots. Tickets $10, shares in proportion. Orders for Tickets, shares, or certificates of packages, in ihe above scheme, promptly attend ed to, by JNO. CORSE & SON, Lottery and Exchange Brokers. JUST OPENED THIS MORNING 1*2 rich new style Terkeri Shawls 6 do do do Cashmere do 12 dress patterns new style Plaid Cashmeres 3 pieces rich Chamelion Silks 1 piece full yard wide, black silk, for Mantillas 4 pieces plain colored Thibet Cashmeres for dresses ] piece do black do do do do 2 pieces do do Mouslin ALSO—5 pieces Mouslins, rich eolored, only 18^ ct9., and a few pieces which we will sell at 124 cts. oct 27 GEO. W. JOHNSTON & CO. Rich and fashionable goods.— Just received this morning, at WALTER HARPER & CO’S., from the lale extensive sale of Fancy French Goods in New York— Rich printed Cassimeres Plain colored do Royal Highland Plaids, all wool Satin faced Royal Plaids, bright colors Printed Cashmere Robes, 14 colors Rich Royal Plaid Cashmere d’Ecosse Rich figured Reserve do Rich Pari9 style do Very rich Velonte Pattern do Rich small plaid de Laines and Cashmeres, for children Magnificent detached Bouquet do IN SIl,KS. Paris^quality Chameleon Gro de Afrique Do do Poult de soie Rich shaded Satin striped Alcyone Slendid quality Ombre Poult de Soie Extra rich figured Canelle, all boiled Silk Rich Chameleon Amure Silks Highland Plaid do. Extra triple chain Damask Satins 26-inch rich Satin Soutache Poult de Soie Rich figured Satin Robes, for evening dresses Slendid Silk Robes, Volanse Broche Riva’s 38 and 40-inch black Italian Ermisino, for Mantillas Paturle, Lupin & Co.’s Bombasins and plain Cashmeres Pink, blue, and white Bereges Evening Dress Goods Rich long Cashmere Shawls Rich square Cashmere and Broche Shawls Beautiful Terkerri Shawls, of entirely new design Real Indoux long and square Shawls Rich Silk do Plain Mode and black Cashmere Shawls Embroidered Linen Cambric Hdkfs. &c. These goods are of the latest and most appro ved styles, £.nd designs, purchased at a great re duction of price, at the late peremptory sale of Messrs. Bankard and Hutton, of New York. Ladies may expect bargains by calling as above, at WALTER HARPER & CO. Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th and 10th sts. Washington, oct 27—eo3t___ New auction store.—edwin r. VIOLETT, respectfully inform* his friends, and the public generally, that he has taken that large and commodious warehouse formerly oc cupied by Messrs. Kerr & McLean, at the N. W. corner of King and St. Asaph streets, for the purpose of conducting the AUCTION AND COMMISSION BUSINESS. He would solicit a continuation of the patronage which he has received, and assures his friends that any bug - ness entrusted to him will be promptly attended to. WHITE Satin and Tinsell work Vest pat terns; Black and fancy satin & lilk do Merino, Toilenet and Valencia do Blk and fancy Cassimeres, a great variety Blk and fancy Cravats and Scarfs Gum Su*penders, common and very superior Just received and for sale by oct 26 __ KOQNES & DEAN^ nOLAR LAMPS AND GIRANDOLES.— New patterns Solar Lard Lamps, bronzed, silvered, and gilt, at unusually low prices. Girandoles, silvered and gilt, in sets of 4, 5, or 7 lights, or by the single pair—very cheap. Hall or Passage 1.anthems richly cut, Do. do. stained glass Fancy landscapes. R. H. MILLER. 10th mo 26 VALUABLE TOWN LOTS AND LAND FOR SALK.—A tract of land lying in the County of Fairfax, about twelve mile9 from Washington city, containing 200 acres. It is about a quarter of a mile from the Leesburg road. There are two orchards on the premises of very fine fruit. One hundred and sixty teres of the above tract are arable, and are also well watered—the remainder is in wood and timber of the largest growth. ALSO, several squares, within one inclosure, lying immediately north of Mrs. Mason’s, and within the corporation, con taining nearly 12 acres. Apply to Swann & Swann, Esq*., counsellors at law, Washington, D. C.,or by letter through the Alexandria Post Office, to G. C. ALEXANDER, oct 17—eo2w __ TT7 IN DOW GL.ASS.—140 boxes Window YY Glass, assorted qualities and sizes, from 8 by 10, to 24 by 30, for sale by the quantity, or single box very low. Glass of any size, fur nished or cut to order. 10 mo 26 R. H. MILLER. Great bargains in crape shawls. — We have received 25 colored Crape Shawls, which we will sell at very low prices for the qualities. We have them in every pos sible color. Wash’n-oct 26—Ct P. CLAOETT & _CO_ NOTICE. —The annual meeting of the Stock holders of the Bank of Potomac will be held at the Banking house, on Monday the 2d of November next, between the hours of It M. and 2 P. M. By order. W. C. PAGE, oct 5-d3t&2awtE_Ca»Mer._ I OFFER MY ESTATE FOR SALE.—For forty-eight years it lias been under a course of improvement. One-third being paid down, the balance may be paid annually in 15 years, bear ing interest. The tract contains 1260 acres, 500 being in wood. 1 wish to employ a young man of honest, industrious habits, who is fond of agri culture. VV. H. FOOTE. Fairfax County, Oct. 23—2aw2w English grate coal afloat— 5000 bushels, cargo of schr. Susan, from Sydney, Cape Breton, of superior quality, large and lumpy, for sale by oct 28 _LAMBERT & McKENZIE. WINDOW GLASS.—Received per schrs Dorcas and Garrison, 71 boxes Window Glass, assorted sixes. On hand a full supply of various quality and every size Window Glass.— For sale low by [oet26] HUGH SMITH&CO. [AUCTION SALES. SALE THIS DAY BY A. jTflEMINQ. Handsome furniture at auction. —Will be (told, on Thurtday, the 79ikintL commencing at 10 o'clock, at the residence of Mr. B. Waters, on Cameron street, ia oonse quence of declining house-keeping, all his House hold and Kitchen Furniture, consisting ia part ef Mahogany Sideboards and Sofas, Mahogany and Windsor Chairs, Mahogany Dining and‘Centre Tables, Carpets, Beds, Bedsteads, Ac., A©., to gether with the usual assortment of well kept Furniture. Terms liberal and made known at sale._oct 23—dts TRUSTEES’ SALE OF LAND AND NE GROES.—Pursuant to the provisions of two deeds of trust, the one bearing date the first day of May, 1841, and the other the first day of Sep tember, 1843, executed to the subscribers for purposes therein mentioned, by John Hoot, Jr., late of Prince William County, both of which deeds are duly recorded In the Clerk's Office of said County, we shall, on Monday, the 2nd day of November next, at Brents?ille, proceed to sell, by public auction, for cash, the following property, to wit: 1. A TRACT OF LAND, lying and being in the county of Prince William, called and known by the name of “YORKSHIRE," adjoining the lands of Lovell Warders, Wm. J. Weir,and Wm. Brawner, containing about 1100 acres, and is tha same land which was conveyed to said Hooe by Bushrod Washington and H. Turner. 2. Another tract of Und, adjoining the above tract, called “LOCUST GROVE,** containing -acres, to which the said Jobe Hooe, Jr. derived title from his father, the late Bernard Hooe, of Prince William County. 3. A TRACT OF LAND lying in said coun ty of Prince William, on Occoqttao run, adjoin ing the lands of Mrs. Kincheloe, Mrs. Hixon, and others, and contains about 400 acres. 4. The following SLAVES and their increase since 1st September, 1843, to wit: Reuben, Nan cy, Lucinda, Thornton, Paris, Mary Ann, Bill, Sally, Laurinda, Betsy, Horace, Davy,and Rich ard. Such title only as is vested in the under signed by the deeds aforesaid, will be conveyed to the purchaser; bu*. it is believed that the title to all said property is unquestionable. King George County, Va., aug 27—eots NOTICE.—The public are hereby forewarn ed that the debt embraced in ibe deed of trust, under which the above lands are offered for sale, is usurious, and not binding upon tha es tate of Col. John Hooe, deceased; and that as the lands advertised have descended to Mrs. Virginia B. Mason, as a part of her separata estate, and are now in her possession, he will resist the recovery of possession of any of the lands that may be sold by the trustees in said trust, on the ground that the deed of trust is utterly void and qf no effect. As a purchaser at a Trustee’s tale is a purchaser without warranty of title, and at Ms own risk, this notice has been deemed proper. JOHN 8. MASON, VIRGINIA B. MASON, only child and heir of Col. John Hooe, Jr., deo’d. Prince William Co., Va., sap 10—eots Valuable farm for sale.—By virtu# of a decree of the Cirouil Superior Court of Law and Chacery for the County of Spotsyl vania, Va., rendered the 12th day of May, 1845, in the suits of Yearaant Smith, against Grayson and others, and McCarty against McCsrty and others—and also of a deed of trust exeouted by George Mason, dec’d., of Gunston, and Elaanor Ann his wife—dated the 30th of November, 1829, I shall offer at public sale, at 12o’clock, M., on Tuesday the Ath day of November, being the first day of the Superior Court of Fairfax, at the front door of the Court House of Feisfax County, all the right, title, and interest, of the said George Mason, dec’d., in a tract of land, known »• the “Seneca Falls," and containing about seven hun dreds acres. This farm is situated in the Coenty of Fairfax, on the Potomac river, about fifteen miles above Georgetown : has on it an abun dance of timber, is well watered by numerous springs, and several never failing streams, and there is in the tract upwards of one hundred acres, of first rate river bottom. The Chesa peake and Ohio Canal, affords easy aecess to market. Terms made known at sale. FRANCIS L. SMITH, sep 29—eots Commissioner end Trustee. MOUNT HEBRON ESTATE—Under a deed of trust to the subscribers, they will expose to sale, by public auction, for cash, oh Sa turday, the 21st day of November next, at 12 o'clock, JV1., at the auction store of R. W. Dyer, in the city of Washington, D. C., the above very desirable estate, which is situate in Fairfax county, Va.t near the Little River Turnpike, about nine miles from Washington and five miles from Alexan dria. The traot contains 1,080 acres of Jsnd, or therasbouts, all well watered, having thereon never failing streams, and two mill sites. The line of the contemplated railroad from Washing ton city to the Richmond railroad at Aquia creek, passes through it; and it includes from 250 to 300 acres of low land of very fine soil, and more than 800 acres of wood land of rich growth, and having much heavy timber thereon. The build Mings consist of a two story Brick Dwel ling house, 38 by 19 feet; two others which may be converted into comforta ble cottages; a bam; 55 by 32 feet; a stable 55 by 20 feet; a smoke house, a spring house, and the walls of a large brick factory, at wbioh the fall is 22 feet, and where Manufacturing as well as the Sawing business might be carried on to great advantage. If the terms of sale be not complied with by the purchaser within three days thereafter, the trustees reserve the right ot a resale of the property et the risk end expense of such purchaser. Application lor lurmcr particulars may uo made to the subscribers at the Bank of Washing ton, op to Mr. J. T. O. Wilbar, residing on the farm, who will show the same to peraons desi rous of viewing it. WM. GUNTON, > T tei§ JAS. ADAMS, ] Washington, Sept. 22—eott_ NEGROES FOR SALE.—Pursuant to a de cree of the County Court of Fairfax, pro* nounced at its October term, the undersigned will sell on Thursday, Iht 14tk day of Nwembar next, if fair, if not the next fair day, at the late residence of Ann Cockerille, deceased, about four miles south of Drancsville, several likely NEGROES, of sexes. Terms of tale—A credit of six months will be given, the purchaser giv ing bond ,with satisfactory security. R. H. COCKERILLE, * Fairfax Cy., oct 27—eotd Commissioner. BY GEO. WHITE. Trust sale of groceries, wine, BRANDY, CORK WOOD, BAR IRON, &c.—On Monday, 2nd November next, at 11 o'clock, will be sold at Vowell’s Wharf, all the remain ing stock of Goody held by the fubicriber at Trus tee, consisting in part of— 3 half ehests Imperial ) 3 do Young Hyson > TEAS. 2 do Gunpowder ) 25 doz Newton, Gordon, Canby k Co.’s supe rior Madeira Wine 50 galls 5th proof superior Bordeaux Brandy, imported in 1844 From 2000 to 3000 lbs Corkwood 12 to 15 tons assorted Asaerioaa Bar Iron 1 pair Patent Balances 1 large double mahogany Writing Desk Parcel of Empty Casks, fcc. kc. ^ Term of Sal*.—For all sums of and under #» caih; over #50 a credit of four month, will bo eiven for approved endorsed note,. given lor pp p. ]£. HOFFMAN, Trustee oct 27—eota for Powell fc Marburjr. [Nat. Int. k Georgetown Ad*.—3t until sale.) BARGAIN.—We have received 50 dozen real damask Napkins,.*' 3*8 by 5*8, for tho low price of $2 per dozen. Wash’o. oct 26—6C D* CLAQETT k CO.