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SATl'lPDATi OCTc'BLR, 10, Jh9 Great FlUUil is Nlw York. AND Pill . ladrlphia. Calamities, ill Bind, never cone singly; and would seem as if Hie pro vnrh U'Mh ninptinir its dnilv VMritirui(in f,... while the most unjmrnllcllcd distress ba8 fallen upon the community, it appears as if the hand of God was lifted against the cities, to sweep them by fire from the places of their foundations. We are obli Bed to condense from the city papers the accounts of the several calamities, as they are too luntr to admit of ntihliration nnfirp. New York, Saturday tho ISth : The fire broke out No. fl, Albany street, and con sumed three buildings, damaging a num ber of others. Tho buildings were princi- pally inhabited by poor people, who lust their furniture. Cause of the fire, acci dental. ' Betweon twelve and one o'clock of the -am night, the fire broko out No. 127, El- . .edge street, destroying six or eight dwel lings and shops. These were principally insured. The fire is supposed to bo the work of an incendiary. About fifteen minutes after one of the same night, a fire broke out, lwl) Water street, consuming the entire rquarc formed by Front, Fulton and Water streets, and Burling slip, seriously threatening the Uni ted States (hte Hull's) Hotel, and extend ing to Water street, beyond Burling Slip, doing extensive damago, a d deblroying property to an incalculable amount. Over fifty buildings wero either destroy ed or greatly damaged, and the loss of pro perty is estimated at one million of dollars. On the property injured, insurances had been effected to the amount of about 083d, (100. Causo of the fire, not 6tated. On tho same day, fires touk place in Brooklyn and Jersey City, at both ul" which some buildings were consumed, mid both of which wero evidently the work of incendi aries. About eleven o'clock of the same night, a fire broke out in Philadelphia, No. 14, South Wharf, and extended along Chesnut, Water and Front streets, sweeping awny grocery, oil, and other establishments deal ing in combustible materials, and raging with incrodible violence, and destroying buildings and property to the amount of 9600,000, upon which the amount of insu rance is nut known, But the most distres sing feature of this fire is the loss of life; sever il persons, watchmen and others, (how many is not known) having fallen Victims to their zeal, to savo property from tho flames. Cause of the fire, not staled. The great Ellington tournament, at which a scene similar to the one described by Scott in Ivanhoe, was to be attempted, turned out a complete failure, in conse quent of a heavy rain. The Knights had several passages at arms, but it was no go; the rain was entirely tuoanti-chivalric for the chivalry of the present century. Thousands of tig-lil teen were assembled from every quarter, who were repaid for their trouble by a thorough drenching, and. a short allow ance of the wisable means nf support. The cost of this slow was over 4",!I0 pounds, a sum sufficient, il it had been properly ex pended, to relieve thousands of starving poor, w ho perhaps wore reduced to bi g. gary to support a pampered nobility in their follies and extravagances. A large and enthusiastic convention of the conservatives of Mow York, was recent ly held at Syracuse in that slate. Addres ses were made by the Hon. N. P. Tall madge,Geu'l. Hubbell, Gideon Lee, and the Hon. HughS. Lcgare of South Carolina. Of the address of Mr. Legaro, it is remark ed by one present, that it struck him, while under the influence of the spell which he cast upon his listeners, as one of the most splendid efforts of the most celebrated orator of any country. Bennett, editor of tho N1. Y. Herald, ... went out in the British Queen on her last trip. He intends to make an eight months stay in Europe, and we may expect a series of lettors from him, compounded nf sensei nonsense, humor and impudence. Heels, vs. 11 bads. The former nowa days appear to be the most successful. Ce lestoand Augusta, two celebrated dancers, recently left this country; the former taking away about $50,000, and the latter $25,000 which they have made by their profession, in the last year or two. OFFICIAL CXNVASS OF LUCAS COUNTY, FOR 1939. Senator. Jason Taylor, whig 929 ) John E. Hunt, loco 684 J whig mnj. 245 Representative. "Closes McNelley, loco 1084 ) William Taylor, whig 445 J loco maj 540 David Hobarrf '. 81.V) 'Francjs L. Nicho's, 805 ( Hobart'i mnj. 10 - ' Sheriff. C. O. Rhiw. fwhiffl BiO 1 . F. IL Kirtland; w. 684 Shaw's mnj. 236 County Trevurer. John U. Pease, p-woliaoi ) . . Wm . F. Dewey, w. 1 54 Pease maj. 247 Daniel McBane, w. 51 j . County Auditor. ' ' Levi 9. Lownsberry , w 676 . . - J.tn.than Wood, fwl . 671 Lownsbor- t Horace Green, luco ; 843 ) ry'a maj. 6 i - ,. ' ... .' ' Coroner. ' D. Garlicky 344 ? Hiram Humphrey, 761 V Garlick mat. 83 , Prosecuting Attorney. Caleb' P. Ab&ott, w 745 1 ' John Fitch, - loco 847 V Abbot'smaj 844 "Nathan Ruthbu lo 9M . jt ' lMlnsi mUmvlam fifth AAtintv ant R3R Fur a Review of the county seat 738 2 ' .- " Majority against the Review . , 50 There were 14 scattering-votes thrown fox Jiflorent candidates, - -.. ' ' ' . .,. ARRIVAL OF THE LIVERPOOL. o'clock this ovo ling. The girl waa linger FoHrtetn days later from Europe, ing in great ogouy towards the close of the At abuut e'fht o'clock this m iriiintr ar- forenoon, but nit the slightest hopes of her nvea tne steamship Liverpool; bringing us papers from London to the 20tli, and Liver- puoi tome gist ult. 1 he letter of our London correspondent presents a complete summary of the import ant commercial and financial intelligence brought by this arrival. We have no ruom fur present comment. Tire amount of bills drawn by Hie Bank of the United Stales, protested for nun-acceptance by HoTiiMiRus kCo. was 7,000, 000 frs. Mr. Jaddus immediately repaired tu Paris, and arranged with the Messrs. Rutiisoiiild to accept the protested bills, and all others drawn on the Messrs. Hot- TINORUU. The harvest of Greut Britain has unques lionaijly been a failure, and thn crop is esti mated to be ut least 5,000,000 quarters short. The bullion in the Bank of Rnglaud is estimated at ri, 500,000, an a suspension of specie payments by that institution was confidently predicted. In American securities there is no busi ness, excepting in the shares of the Bunk of tne United Mates as altci inquiring dili gently to day iu every quarter and to the close of tho dny, not a transaction can be hoard of excepting in Bank Shares at 21. l"s. The cotton markets, however, are firmly sustaiueu until in Liverpool anil Jomlon; us in London, though tne sales arc not exten sive, the importers remain firm in their do iiiani.s. ino transactions ol the week are Mil 0 biles middling to good tair Wunit ut Sd. to fid., and 170 gouil fair Madras at uj.i. to pjri. per id. There is no important home intelligence of a miscullaneoiiH kind; but the civil war in Spain is at length brought to a clnsp, Don Carlos having fled into France and his army futility routed nnd disperi-cd. Mr. Rowlelt Thompson finally sailed for llieCanadae in the Pique frigate on SaHir day Inst. The Siddons is the last packet winch lias arrived from the Unite:! States. , CoiTCRjiomlence oflhe Courier and Enquirer. 1'Hii.AiiKi.rHiA, October 10,1'. M. Tiie siipeusinu o specie payments by our banks is kiiiuly received by our citizens generally. Yesterday it was uuiiersiood that only a part of the banks would adopt the muasnre, nnd ennsequcnt'y several con tiuued to pay out specio in suiull sums; but the demand, from depositors, became so rtron, that it was found best to make the suspension general. We have yet nothing to supply the wants of the people for sums under live dolhrs. Yesterday the GirarJ Bank issued some handsomely executed Checks of one dollar, but I learu to-i'ay that the Attornev Gen eral has considered them nbunx'ous to his action, and it is probable that they will bo withdrawn. Earnest appeals have bseii made to the eoiporatiim of the city to issue small notes but nothing has yet been dene, us the Councils h.ivo not been organized. No 'shin-plasters' nothing less than a dollar will be tolerated. Tlieo has been considerable fluctuation in the Slock transaction today; generally speaking, however, a good f leling was man ifested, and sules tu a conoiderolo extent were made. At the second Board 9 shares U. S. Bank sold at lllC;.r)0() C.ty 6's. 1646, suld at KM'; and 24 Mechanic Hank at Sf. After tho i Hoard 111 shires U. S. limit at 100; '30 Wilmington 11. K. ii, 30 days; lllll Lehigh 6s lft4U 0'i; Prices, 9!; wns offered for U. S. Rank and ItlCj asked; 40 asked forGirard;47i of fered and 4-i asked for Wilmington; 74 J bid Ibr'Keniuc y, "i7 asked; and 35 a.-kcd fur Schiiylki!). From the l'liilauelrihlH Gitxette of Sept. 30. HORRIBLE TRAGEDY. A deep and most painful sensation wne excited in the community this morning, by the rumor nf a deed of blood which it was sincerely hoped at first was but a rumor but which, after inquiry, proved, alas! too true. Those who have been accustomed to walk in Chestnut street, in the neighborhood of Independence Square, (a point, perhaps, with the exception of the Exchange, where both at d'iy and evening our citizens must do congregate) must have frequently step ped into the confectionary store and re freshment ruoii of Mr. Wood, opposilo the Htate house. They must also remember his handsome and attentive daughter, whose chief cure was to attend to tho more ele gant ministrations of the establishment. She was a faithful and dutiful girl, just blushing into, womanhood. Among her many admirers was a young man in S xth st. i, oiued Peak, who succeeded in securing ucraiieciions. Abnut two weeks since, we understand, they privately married, and on ; inursday evening the young woman loft tho ; establishment of her lather, and joined her: m their slations on tho Western fron husband. On Saturday sh returned, i,nd ,i0r. A company of dragoons, with their all the circumstances were made known to , )urseS) ttsu avec yesterday morn, the former. He instantly closed his shop, I on tj10 new illB tow-boats, bound for much to the surprise of the public, moru j Pittsburgh. JYou .Vail. thiin particular Btlriction being nowinlho ladies' apa.-lmenl a striking likeness of I Comparative statement nf Tolls collected Uluoon Victoria, by aynun; artist of this ci-1 at the Canal Collector's Office, Oswego, in ty, having been placed II, ere for exhibition. 1 tho month of September, in the years J.110 uemesnor o) tne father to his daugh- ter was morose and unreciprocating, al though he had previously invited her home; but she strove by every means to avert his feeling, which, so far as it was likelv to end in any thing desperate, ho ingeniously con ceited. This morning however, at about ten o'clock, as the daughter w is sitting in ihcroura with her father and we believe with some other members of the family, he walked deliberately on to her. and Hrawinir I a pistol from his bosom or his pocket, placed i it almost against her forehead, and shot her entirely through the brain. The bill, we learn, passed through the skull, and fell in another part of the room. i he murderers weapon was at once thrown from the hands nf the desperate man, in the presence of his dying child and himself secured. The sheriff of the citv was sitting in his office, and war immedi ately aware that something unusual had oc curred. He crossed the street instantly: and ascending to the apirtmaut where the ueeu was none, found the murderer stan ding, pale and terribly agitated, with his back to the nre place, and his daughter ly ing prostrate and lil ;eding on the floor, with ncr bead near his feet. Una child, a pro mising lad, was clasping bis knees, and averring wilh tearful eyes and language of imploring passion, that "father did not doit!" while other members of the family were sobbing anil hriekingover the dying sister and child. On the entranc of the sheriff, Wood lifted his arros if rn the act of firing a pistol, and exclaimed : " I am the mans I tiiot her: I shot her!" While wri-, ting tins article, we learn that the father, after such in act, ii sound atltep, with a guard of officers over him. An immense crowd gathered around the place, yet none were admitted but' certain members of the medical faculty, and the coroner's jury of in quest, who will ivUy. thoir seroict until 8 ' ' ' - ' recovery wero entertaineil Mr. Wood is an Englishman, who may be remembered as a fruit seller for many years in the Chestnut street theatre, and the beep er of ii little shop in tiie Arcade, which his daughter and himself attended. He has several other children, who with their moth er aro thrown into inconceivable distress by this dread act of murder and nf blood. From the Mt bilo Commercial RcgUtor or Sept. 27, IIeai.iii of Mobilh. We have imt sol itary gl am of hopn to gratify our absent friends with. The work of depopulation is progressing rapidly, and we hear it stated by judges, that we need not expect a respite for at least a month tu come; yet wo think: and scarce know our reason for so thinking I hat things wear a livelier aspect thiin they did a short time since We notice several of the stores re-opened, and hero nnd there the face of some frici d who was saved from the pestilence ufier a lingering convalescency . This may he accounted for however, by the fact that there are but few victims led; and the only fenr is that some of our Northern friends may venture here before a frost ap pears, and ihus expose themselves to cer tain danger, or death, as few of them reco ver from a severe attack. This morning we are merged in gloom by the sickness and death of friends ill the bloom of youth and hope, who luve been snatched almost without a warning. Among the Sick we are deeply pained to hear the name of the Rev. W. T. Hamilton, who, in addition tu his claims ns a coulinunl atten dant on the ck and dying, has been long regarded as a must worlhy citizen and ex cellent man; in fact, wn know nf no one who possesses more claims on our citizens for his perseverance and trials in their hour of affliction than this gentleman, nnd may a merciful Providenre continue him in Ihe vineyard, where lie has sown ubundiintly in Mis name. P. S. Since writing the above, we hear that the Rev. J. Hamilton has been I a lien ill, so that wc have now none hut the Calli ope cleray to perform the obsequies over the dead. Il seems thus ever; those who might aid us in the lime of dh tress, arc the first to suffer. A Liverpool correspondent of tho New York Star makes the following statement: A singular fact hna just oozed out I hat the Emperor of Russia has made an offer to tho owners of the British Queen and Great Western steam vessels, at a price equal to 50 per cent, profit on the prime cost ol tliese vessels, on delivering them nt Crnn sladt, allowing them to take their present trips to New York. The respective tronsat- laiuic steam companies are understood to have dec'ined this very tempting offer, con sidering that, having afforded a certain ac commodation to I ho public, they were not authorized lo withdraw or diminish it, and fearing that the loss from interruption to their establishments, would exceed the pro fit tendered. , Staunton Convention. Wo learn ver bally that the Convention adjourned Thurs day evening uflcr a most harmonized and enthusiastic session. Resolutions were aduptcd recommending Mr. Clay and Mr. Tallmadge us the Whig candidates fur the Prosidency and Vice Presidency, and twenty-three delegates were appointed to at tend the Ilarrisburg Convention. Mr. Leigh and Gov. Harbour, were appointed as the Senatorial Delegates; the names of the others we have nut heard Hick. Wkg Sept. 30. Marvlamd Election. The Feifcr.il Go vernment, with its immense patronage, with its extensive means of corruption and intimidation, with its agents ami emissaries at work, has proved too strong fur the free men of Baltimore, Tho Bultimore Chron icle gives the returns of the election in that city, showing that Messrs. Carrol and Kil len, the Van Buren candidates for Congress has received a majority over Messrs. Ken nedy and Pitts, Whigs, so large as to leave no doubt of their election to the House of Representatives. The locofococuiididai.es fur the House of Delegates are also elected. We have no returns from any other part oflhe Slate. CITY OF liALTIMORE CONGRESS. Whig Ticket. Locofoco Ticket. Kennedy, 6218 Carrol 6008 Pitts, 6138 Killen, 65S The steamboat Trenton, arrived here yesterday morning, wilh two freight barges in tow, having on board a detachment of the u. es Army, Irom ineir lale encampment at '1 renton, New Jersey, amounting in officers and men, to between 700 and 800, tvith their equipments, train of artillery, Sic Tliev vvorp rttnsiirnnd tn IMpfiRrn. P. Griffith & Co., proprietors of the Troy and j3rie Line, and by them embarked on board r f,r, , l i,n,c r..r i!n-i j,..ti,..i 1833 8. September, 1 830, 7,637 50 1833, 5,782 it 1,855,08 ' Showing a gain of SJ per cent on the Oswego and Erie Canals together, and to the Oswego Cinal a gain of 48 per -cent. Wellasd Canal. An Mhihit of the business done on tho Welland Canal in the last St. Catharines Journal, shows the fol- lowing amount of tolls collected in the past and present year up to the first of Septem ber: . ih:w, . $27,211 7 $15,660 67 I his shows a more rapid and greater comparative increase of business than that (of any other canal within the rango of our knowledge. Oswego Her. " Bask Robbbhy. I'lie Dranch Bank of Tennessee at Columbia was en'ered by the means of false keys on the night of the 281 ult. and robbed of $'2",nn0in hills ou all the Tennessee Banks, the Bunk of the United Stales, and some of the Alabama and Mis sissippi Banks. This is the second bank robbery which has taken place in Columbia wilhin tho lasi few years. Tne Cashier of the bank, has offered $5000 reward ono half for the apprehen sion of the thieves, and the oilier half for the recovery of the jponey.Bvff. Pat. ' . ' A Fertile Region. The following is a circumstance related by a traveller from the northern portions of New England, to show up the fertility of the soil i ' . " I was riding one day among the mtmer qns mountains of the northeast , and rumin ating upon (lie barrenness of the land, and what should attract the attention, but a chipmunk, sitting on arock, gnrwing agrnv vol-stone, and Ihe. teart rolled doun Kit cheeksi" ;.. .. m ' Cornmponiloaca ofths. N. V. Courier and Enquirer, Nuw BtiosswicK, N. J., Oct. 11. After the most desperate contest over known in New Jersey on tho part of the Tories, the Wh g banner again floats in tri umph. Now Jersey has again declared for the good old Whig cause of Tho bat tle fields of Princeton and Trenton are no resting place for Toryism. The paid Hes sians of the Government have made as hasty a retreat from New Jersey since the elec tion, as their allies did in the revolution. The " hirelings" of the New York and Phi ladelphia Custom Houses have now ample leisure for the avalanche that awaits them in the " Empire Stale'' in November. To the nubia Whig phalanx of New Jer sey, Itt all thinks be given. They have resisted the whole power of tho General Government. They have breasted the tide uf corruption, with unflinching firmness. The N ational Treasury dues not contain dol lars enough to corrupt her honest yeoman ry. We are free, and with hearts panting fur the great contest which is to dethrone Van Buren and his band of Public plunder ers. Out the victory is not only national, iu which all the whigs of the Union can re juicc it is a victory dear to us, as a proud and enduring triumph in sustaining our Go vernor and Council, and the Clerks of Mid dlesex and Cumberland counties. The farce of " Indignation Conventions," and the violated rights ol tho people nf Cumber land anil Mi dleser. am nil nvai-tltrnum. Both counties have sustained the decision of Messrs. Booreiin mid Fithiaii. Middlesex has maintained her Whig ascendancy; and Cumberland has bout! -lurinusly redeemed. The rejected townships of Millville and Snulh Amboy show a Whig gain of Bl votes from last year, nowithstanding the illegal votes polled at this election iu the latter township. This alone annihilates the Tory claim, as to the Ihe members of C ingress, to say nothing of the grusa villainy practiced in Warren and Sussex, and the robbing of the b illet box iu Saddle River Township. There will bu no counter-certificates now. Tho Tories aro ballled at every turn. There appears to be no end to emigration and colonization schemes in Great lfrilu.il, from which we may infer that the number of r.nglisliinen now seeking homes lor them selves and lamilies, far from the Intel of their birih, must b continually augmenting. Among the new schemes nf the day wo ob serve there is proposals to o-tublisli a " Bri tish colony in one of the Western slates of the United States of Amurica," between the 37111 and 4;i uegrees ol IMorlli liililu.ie. lOnch member is to purchase a section of land at leust, mid to take possession of his property within olio year alter the purchase has been concluded with the United States, otherwise it will be coufisculed and applied to the general purposes of education for tho benefit oflhe colonists. I) is intended that this ISritish colony shall occupy at least one entire county, consisting of 750 sections of one square mile each; but the association shall be considered formed, provided 2ll0 hundred members agree to purchase that quantity. 1 lift price of a section ol land, consisting of 040 acres, at a dollar and a quarter per acre, will amount to 173 Os. 8d. sterling, or about 130,000 sterling fur the whole country Montreal. Her. Pbedomotivk Cahiuaob. A Mr. Mer ry weather, of England has invented a car tiage to be prupe.led by tho hands and feet of the persons using it, winch on a lev cl road has travelled a mile in I lire e minutes! Tho machine can it is said, be comfortably worked at the rate tit' eight miles an hour by one person on a common road. There are three wheels the two be hind six feet in diameter, with a triple of three crow crank axle, bencuth wbich are pedals worked by the foot. " For our sin gle selves," wc had rather go on the tread mill at once than ba treated to a ride in such a "contraption." Il is worlcvtg unes passage with aA'cngcance; no casein bucIi carriages; walking must be perfect idleness to riding. " A mile in three minutes Think of the pedal movements requisite to fly along at that time! We trust .11 r. Mer ry weather does not request editors to try lus invention. I'lM. L.eag. An Intekrstino Post Mastrs. Mr. Kendall, P. M. G. has a '' hireling" at North Scion, New York, by the name ofi IN. M. Louis ao. This lellow, last March, ordered a copy of the Bangor Whig in po lite terms, for one year. In August, he closed his subscription by returning s copy of the Whig to the publishers, with the lol In wing written upon uiu maigin, and the P. M signed th is; " Dunt send mo no moro of this Dam Whig papers. N, M. LOMUAliU Nurth Scipo'! A 8AF8 business. Many amusing anec dotes are recorded of Sir S. Garth. On one occasion, when he met the members oflhe celebrated Kit-kat Club, he declared that he must soon be gone, huving many patients to attend; but on some excellent wine being placed on the table, and the con versation becoming interesting und auiinat ted, the doctor Bonn fotgot his professional engagements. His friend Sir - Richard Steel, however, llmught il his duty to re mind the doctor of Ins poor patients. Garth immediately pulled out his list, upon which were fifteen names. " It isno gr.aal mai ler whetner I see them lo li ght or not," said he, "for nin of them have such bad constitutions, that all the physicians in the world can't save them: and the other six have such good constitutions, that all the physicians in the world can't kill them." Phytic and Phytic: ant . " ' '-m Mork or ihh Sbptbmhkb Galrs. The scliouuer Asia, of Nowburypnrt, was lost in Bay Chaleurs on the 14th nit , nnii all on board, eight or nine, perished. The entire crew of a Gloucester schooner, were lust wilh their vessel, in the same gale. The Ceres, a London brig, was cast away on Bird Island, mid twelve out of a crew of Itiurteen, including officers, perished. Al ba y Sun. Cure for Dvkkntakv At this sensor of the year, when so many persons are afflic ted wilh this most distressing disease, eve ry thing likely to afford relief should b t made public. The following is sai'l to boa certain cure. - A trial of it at least, wo should think, cook do no harm. Take ol Indian corn, rotated and ground in the man ner of coffee, (or of coarse meal browned, and boil in a sufficient quantity of water to produce a strong liquid liko coffee, and drink a tea cup full warm, two or three times a day. One day's practice, it is said will ordinarily effect a cure.JJc Gux. There are a great many rjdieiHous things in this country "for instance! there ore thousands of ..daughters whose mothers have beon raised in a kitchen, ind their fa thers in a horse stable, whq feel insulted if asked if they had ever made a mat, of bread, or washed out a pocket handkerchief! They like to prate of " good society, mixed eom puny and family aignil7."JV". X- '. Thb UiTiiit Bitten. A piscutorial law yer, a short time ago, in the course of a pre datory excursion against the finny tribe, was throwing his line in tho river Wnl'anil, at a village three or four miles lo the webt of Stanford, when he hooked a very fine pike: it required some little exercise of skill to get him to land, and his exertions were eagerly regarded by a gaping native; he was at length successful, ui d tho gaping fish was laid upon the hank. Hodge expressed his wonderment at the open jaws and sharp teeth of Mr. Pike, and was advised by the lawyer (who was thinking perhaps of the many clients he himself had bitten, )lo put his tingur iu tho fish's mouth by wny of ex periment; "Noa,nou," said Hodge, " but he may just luk' a grip o my dog's tail if he loike." Suiting tho action to the word, he inserted tho tip of tho dog's tail between the jaws of the piko which wero Instantly closed. Awny wont tho dog, and away went the li-li dangling at his tail, to the high gratification of the countryman and to the dismay of the cunning lawyer. The latter raised a shout to stop thief, and en treated Hodge to call back his dot?: but call iug was of no use, they wore Boon out of signt, nnd llio hsn irretrievably lost to the quill driver, was soon deposited beneath the humble roof of the villager, who left the law yer endeavoring to catch another fish, but not very well pleased at being outwitted by a rustic, who had thus proved himself to be tne cievcrcrconvcyancerol the two. Stain furd Mercury, From Ihe United SlatciGuielle. Title os Nobilitt. A low days since, a gentleman called oil Isaac Roach, Esq.. Mayor of tho city, and informed him that he recently arrived from Ierl and: that pro vious to his departure he had been request cd to take charge of a handsome mahogany box without fastening, and lenve it and its contents with the Mayor of Philadelphia, to be retuiued by him until called for by the gentleman tn whom it was addressed. The Mayor, having taken cognizance of the con tents of the box, received it in charge. We nan occasion to no in Ihe Mayors room, nnd saw the box. Itcontuined a splendid mas sive silver waiter, twenty one inches iu di- nineler, with highly ornamental decorations. in tne centre nt the inngiulicoiit piece is tne loiiowing inscription, beautifully en graved; " Presented to Michael Allen, Esq. of PlItsbllrL'. United Slates. I'oiinerlv nl f.it- kerl linny, Ireland by his erediiors, ns a tes timonial ut their high opinion of Ins u right and honnraldn conduct in paying in full the balance of th-'it accounts, although pre viously discharged from all legal obliga tions. Signed in behalf of tho creditors at large. Jon Mct.'i.HKiiv. Belfast, April, 1839." A. Si.avim. Tho schooner Euphrates, McNo.1,38 days from Cape Jlesserada, West Ccast of Africa, arrived at Philadel phia, on Saturday. The Euphrates was token on the cnBst by her U'itiinic Majes ty's schooner Harlequin, on suspicion of be ing a slaver. Hud been cruizing off the coast for some months, and when boarded tho arrangements on board tho schooner and the usual implements used for securing slaves, kc. were found onboard, which jus tified her captiireon the pari of tho British cruizer. She was delivered up to Governor Buchanan, United States Consul at Liberia, who put a crew on board and ordered her to Philadelphia. The male and part of the crew were formerly of the ship Emperor, before reported ns wrecked un the coast. She wasfittedout atllavauna, under Ame rican colors. She is apparently B i Ituuurc clipper-built, of 70 or 80 tons black bul warks white boot-top, coppered fore and aft rigged. Nobi.r SKi.r-SACRiricR. On tho 4th ul timo, as David F. Burnet, Esq., Sheriff ofi Natchitoches, was walking on the banks uf the Mississippi, he saw a negro struggling in the wnter, and immediately jumped in to his rescue. Tho negro seized him around the waist, and they both went down and porished together. The body was recov ered in 45 minutes. Mr. B. was only 37 years of age, and was to have been mar ried within a few days of the melancholy event. From tub Aroostook. A slip from the office of the Bangor Whig informs us that a letter had been received nt that office dated at Ilnulton the 14lh communicating the fact that a boat load of ' supplies, owned by Col. Wobster, (who is getting timbor on a town ship owned by Massachusetts,) in ascending the Aroostook, was seized by order oflhe Land Agent, or one of his officers, and car ried into the Fort, and that Mr. Packard, the Sheriff of Aroostook county, had left for the purpose nf replevying the property seized and detained by tho Land Agents Posse. A Counteiifrit. SvLvusrun b Co., of 156 Broadway, Editors of the New Report er and Counterfeit Detector, have shown us a counterfeit $20 bill on ihe Morris Conal and Banking Company, doled 2d April, IU37 letter K..No 370 purporting to be sign ed W. A. Thompson, Prosiden! ; Lewis M. Wise, Cashier, Paper thin and flimsy, and the frandvery perceptible. Philadelphia Elections. Tho recent election in Philadelphia has resulted in the choice of J. Swift fur Mavor. The vote stood as follows: Swift (Whig) 3343; J. C. Montgomery (Whig) 2670; J. K. Kane (Loco Foco) 3294. United Whig majority, 271W. . . The Whig majorities for Assembly and Lmmrm n Council was about Ihe same, Tho I,oco Focos have carried the county and the officers elected Gy the united vote of city andcountyare also L"Cu uco. A Queer Chap. The Iowa Patriot re lates an anecdote of the Rev. Mr, Scott, an eccentric preacher in that neighborhood, who was formerly a lawyer in Aikansaa, tn this effect. When ho hrst hung out lli. shingle, he inscribed on it; i . A. M Bcoti, Attorney si Isw, , ; . The Inlleit man lit ArkaiiMuw. Shortly after the river hoing very low, he proposed wading that stream, which he ac tually BCC"iridished; upon .vhich the. sign was altered, and ever alter read this wise A M. Broil, A Mornfty st law, ' The men what wtulkd thaArkslienw. Bihlicat. Lore. A to ri cent discussion on some points of biblical history, it happoned to be remarked, that there was no account ofthedeath of Eve "Nor of Adam either,". said nne nt tne company. " I beg your par. don,' replied a religious lady, who betran to think there was too much of scepticism in these remarks," if you read your leble carefully, you will find it stated that Adam teat gathered to hit foref allien! ' ... The Steamboat Albany, made her trip from New York to Albany on the 1st inst. in eight hours forty nine minutes from dock to dock including stoppages at ten land ing places which consumed one hour, leav ing seven hours and forty runs minutes run ning time" r. it ' ' . . Anecdote or Napoleon. After having gained the battle of Wugram, the Emperor Napoleon established his hoad quarters for a tune at Schocubriin, and there occupied himself, pending the ncgociations for his Austrian alliance, with reviewing his troops and distributing among the in rewards and honors. Ono old and brave regiment of the line was drawn out before linn fur this purpose, his custom be ing to examine cvory corps individually, tinder the guidance of the officers. After having formed tho regiment into columns, Napoleon entered among trio ranks and be stowed praises and decuratious on all who appeared worthy of them. Five hours he spent in this occupation, and at length when ho had satisfied himself that no man's claims had been overlooked, he finished by saying aloud to the Colonel" Now present u uiu the bravest soldier in your whole re giment." In some cases this might have been a difficult matter; it did not appear so now. The Colonol, indeed, hesitated fur a moment; but the question was caught by tho soldiers, and une universal unswer caino from the ranks: " Morio; Corpural Morio!" was the cry. TheCuloncl appioved of the decision, and Morio was called forward. He wis a man still young, but embrowned by service; and already he wore on his per son three budges of merit, and the cross of tho Legiun of honor. Napoleon looked at him attentively. " Ah, you havo seen ser vice!" " Fifteen years, my Emperor," re plied Morio; "sixteen campaigns and ten wounds, not tu speuk of contusions." 'How many great buttles!" asked the Emperur. " Sire, I was at your heels at the bridge of Areola; it was 1 who gave you my knap sack for your pillow at the bivouac of Ulni, when forty thousand Aiisliians capitulated; I took five persons wilh my own hands on the day of Austerlilz. It was I who served you" "Hold! it is well, very well! Mo rio, I iiiuiiP you llironufthe Empire; and to that tilie ludd a hereditary gift of five thou sand francs a year." Acclamations arose anew liom the soldiery. "Ah, my Empe ror," said Murio, I'tliat is loo great a re ward for me. But I will not play the usurer with your bounty, None nf my compan ions, while I have it shall want fur fund or cl thing." Mono still lives. Ho only quitted the service when his mast or fell; and ia spite of that change, Morio still enjoys the Empe ror'B gilt. Ji has kept Ins word to his companion-'. JMosoMier in ilia department to which helms retired wants the where wilhil to drink Ihe health of Napoleon. i re eh paper. In noticing a hois j-race, near Piiiladel ilua, during which Ihe ponce viol ited Hit1 law instead of enforcing it, as n gambling police wttiiid iiitturilly be tempted toilo,tiie World rel ites an instance of the gambling mania th it won! 1 excite the envy ofa south, run: ' The rider ofa winning horse de-dared, in the prcsince uf our infirinaut, and a number ol other persons, that he had pawn ed all he possessed ill the world, except two spoons, two cups and saucers, two knives and forks, and two old plateB that the devil would nut have euten from, far tho purpose of ia sing money to bet upon the race. lfts, gentlemen,' he continued, ' I oven vold my wile's bed, and if I had 1 st I wnulif not now have beon worth one red cent.' Cincinna ti Buckeye. Obeying iNsTaccnoNs. My dear, what shall wo hate fur dinner lo day?' ' One of your smile," replied the husband, ' 1 can dino on that any day:' ' But I cn't,' raid the lady, 'then take this,' suid he, gi ving her a kiss and he departed for his of fice. Ho returned to dinner. 'Theslc tk is excellent, said he, ' what did you give for it! ' What you gave mo this morning, sold she. 'You did!' said he, then you shall havu market money the rest of the time.' Chime and Ionoranok. .Many facts might be adduced to show the close connec tion between crime and ignorance. Indeed il muy not bo saying too much to declare J that tne causa nt ignorance is me cause oi virtue. An l'.ie:h;li paper stales mat a ma gistrate iu Gloucestershire lately undertook to commie a statement ol the actual condi tion in this respect of a large number ofi prisoners, about to undergo their trials tor various oltcnces, and the result ot tne inves tigation was, that out of 83 prisoners 86 did not even know their letters; 4 could barely spell; 27 could read very imporlectly and could not understand what they read; and only one could read and write perfectly. With such indisputable facts as these, who can doubt the intimate connexion between crime and ignorance. Boil. Jour. Never send any thing lo be printed, until you havo read it over carefully, at least twice, after having wrilton it; once to see that you have written nothing wrong or unwise and once to see whether Ihe spell ing and grammatical construction are cor rect, and wncincr tne leuersare sum ieiuty plain for the printer's boy to read. Many people from the neglect of this rule, print wh it they ore sorry fur afterwards. Many duu't get th :ir pieces printed at all; nnd many wonder why om s-oons are made by theidilor; yet they wonder still more, to see their articles in print ns they wrote them; sentences begun and not finished, or things mixed up so strungely together that nobody can decide the meaning, borne ol our best educated men send perfect non sense to an editor, to bo punted, because they will not give themselves time to know what they write. l'ritni of Man. New Counterfeit. We have seen this morning a $!0, counterfeit note on the Commercial Bank of Oswego, No. 30001, letter D. dated 1 Sept. lH:!9,and signed PJ M. Hunler, Cashr. and David Blood, Prest. I he counterfeit is exceedingly wen aone: but no person by the name of Hunter or Blood wore ever officers nf the Bank. Wo cautioned three weeks ago against cou.at-T-felt SrS'son the same Ma1 k Buff. Put. FoulPla v. The So. ketig Harbor Jour nal stales tint tlie Postmasters at Ellisburg, Jefferson County, N. Y., gives out Van Burnn papers on the payment of the Pot tage, hut will lei no Whig papers leave his ollice without the payment of a quaiter in advance. One man states thai lie t ikes loth a Whig and Van Buren paper; fortius fust, he is compelled to pay a qiurier in ad vance; the other he pays f r as he takes it! This is but a single instance oflhe desper ate and paltry expedients resorled to by the Federal Otfice-Holders to reinin their tot tering power. LtT tub Postmaster be rlectbo by thb Pkople, and these, " faii tastic tricks" will be abandoned. .-. r The best way to becnino noticeo, feasted and made distinguished, ia to eat " by (mot or by crook,'(by. honk is better,) about Bit ty thousand dollars of somobody's else, mo ney, JV. Y. Atlas, i v '. "New Orlkans. Sri-t. 0.-0ur Sugai crop will be one of -the largest ever madi in Louisiana. The cane is truly splendid, and many, planter are 'preparing to eomr mencft g'indii g by the first of next mouth. "We liave ' been furnished, saya the Charleston Patriot, with four pods of sea island cotton, from a plantation near Charles ton, illustrating the effect of the recent un exampled draught on that slaple. The low est pod, or that plucked neareit the bottom of the stalk, is fairly opened and matured. The next is the uscending scale is but par tially opened and matured the next more defective and the topmost one is tho roughly wilted and dried, as ii'exposed to a severe and untimely frost. The field, from which these pods were taken, promised fair, tw o mouths ago, for s yield of 150lbs. to tho acre: the estimate is nuw reduced to 70 or 751bs. jer aero. Gkoroia. An election for "iovernor and Members of the Statu Legislature took nlaco in this state on Monday last. The Van Buren candidate for the gubernatorial chair was Charles J. McDonald; tho Opposition, or Btato Rights candidate, , Charles Oouuiibrtt. Parties in Goreia, and politicians, aro so mixed up, that we think it would be difficult fur any man to precisely " define liie position." Doubtless Ihe contest will be a very close one, and both parties appear to bo confident of suc cess. Pboorrsb of truth. The truth-haters of every future generation will call the truth haters of the preceding ages by their true names: for even these the extreme of time carries onward. In fine, truth, considered in itself and in the effects natu ral to it, may be considered as a gentle spring of water source, warm from the ge nial earth and breathing up into tho snow drift that is piled over and around its out let. It tn rns tho obstacle into its own form nnd character, and as it makes way increases its stream; and should it bo ar rested in iis course by a chilling season, it suffers delay, not loss, and waits only for a change in tlnj wind tu awakon, and again run ouwuru. tsOicriugc. A Boston Notion. A mammoth sheet -Mlie largest m the world is about to be hisued by the publisher of the Boston Times. . It will be printed on a sheet twenty-seven by fifty-two inches, and will contain three thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight square inches, or twenty-seven squaie feel of print, - . There are nine Senators to be elected ir ihe State of New York, next month; and if the whigs get fivu of them, as from present prospects luey have a fur opportunity of doing, they will have a majority in the' Se mite oi'lhe Eiop.re,.-;tiitc. "A censtimma ti:in tlev.-uliy lo be w I died". Svitex Iteg. T he sawp Merchant, uf Hartford, was sunk n Iliirlgnio, on Saturday, by being drifted mi thu II ig's Back. The passen ger? an ! row wero saved, and it is rup posed the greater part of her curgn may he recovered. EiuinaiTioN Westward. It is stated that b9iwoon Eaton, (Ohio,) and Spring Held, (III.) a traveller met 700 emigrant ;i wagons. In his estimate he ullows 2 wwr- ons and 6 persons to a family, making 2,100 1 IICW UUIUUIS III LI1UL single iue. - Land Salrs Postponed. The salos of. public lands in Iowa, advertised fur the month of November, have been postponed lo .March next. At the Harrodoburg Springs, a few eve nings ago, a conversation took place in the ball room between a very distinguished loco foco of Tennessee and a very talented whig lady of Kentucky, upon the subject of the next Vice Presidency. "Does your party intend lo run Col. Johnson again!" enquired, the lady. "I presume not," said thu loco foco. "And so you mean to strike youf. colore!" re-joined the lady with ralher a dis dainful toss uf her head. ( The loco foco walked off with an awful lockjaw. Prentice. A wag, nfler reading lhat the state prison in Connecticut produced a profit to the 6tate of about $5,000 per annum, recom mended that all the citizens of the State be imprisoned on speculation. Tho New Orleans Picayune states that a . man in that city, took a dose of Peter's pilli fur the fevor and ague, which not only re-? lieved him, but actually cured a brother of' h':s of the rheumatism, who resides in ano. liter block. Who says, after this, lliatpillsv aro not contagious' The Can'.on .Repository, speaking of sv rabid dog, says: "The samo dog hit his owner, s Mr. Hang, of this town, and some othcr dogs.' - A CARD. Having htard lhat slanderous reports have been circulated concerning Ihe Steamboat O. NEWBERRY, We, the pas sengers on her trip to Maumee River, take , this opportunity lo say to the public, that' the Steamboat Oliver Newberry is trust-' worthy, and a very good sea boat, as was ful-. ly testified this trip, as she was out in a,' most tremendous storm. Wo cannot re-,-train, while speaking of this Boat, from also expressing our satisfaction at the gentle-'. manly conduct of Capt, I. T. Phcatt, and', the officers on board. - ' f- Ed'n Hutchinson. ii. oiowei, . a Chas.W.Hili, J. A. Kelton, John Berdan, J. Voorheesc, - V J. Challett, W. Iludd, W. D. Thomas, i W. Simpson, W. Ha. . John Snoll, ' . S. Mariib, - G. Humphrey, Joseph Christe, - -.. ii.l,L(lt.BU,., Willis Barrow, f r ... G. P. R. James has arena to Oprmnni,' tr.'. colloct mat -rials for a new work, " The life), of Richard Cueur de Lion," the hero ol Ivan--'ioe. -;. . f " A young man named Henry Wilcox, re-i putedly a merchant of Ntvt Oilcans, naif his pocket picked of 17 at New York, hvl aculorcd lady, whoso chamber b made Ins ' Sleeping apartment. , Tim Cotton Crop. The Colorado (Tex-Z ..I i:, .,, ...,. . i.. ,u....,i t" , .",.ih. rtt.tr tuat mi: ti i.,o tiiiitfjiii,ut the country, never wero moro promising.. 'Pile li'irui-af l.nl .mnmnrfttprl in inuiA est, and tin; hands in lM neighbourhood. pick Sell lbs. a day. ' : 1 ' The New Orleans Courier estimates the? loss . on this year's -exportation of cottor irom max purl ui. wu umiiiuiii 01-ooiiars, ac ' cording to the most moderate calculations';. . Silk Culture. The multicauiis's'pecu. lators are' counselled to take the Mexico. shooU ' That is just the climate, and there- ihey will be benefactors insieadof humbug gers. The Evening Star says' mimrnse nrders are sent to this country for the sup ply of trees; and (hat llip French planters. in Trinidad and Guodulaupe. are turning heir attention to this subject, to cover tho losses sustained by the triumpliulit culture 'f beet sugar over the cane. Jamaica, too,, granted' a legislative bounty 'of 50,000 ,iounds sterling for ths sncouiacemont ot' mulberry plantations, .- . ' . .