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What is it but a Map of busy I/'fo >— ('outptr. NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTIL SATURDAY, AUGUST 2,18-15. M OUR FLAG! FREE TRADE—U)W DUTIES NO DEBT—SE PARATION FROM BANKS ECONOMY RE TRENCHMENT- AND S TRICT ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION. ADVERTISEMENTS. Oor advertising friends in Norfolk, are request ed to leave their favors at the office of the New Era on Wide Waterstreet, Norfolk, hy 3 o’clock in the day, and in Portsmouth, at the same hour at the office o| the Old Dominion. SCPTo Correspondents.—We have no olqection to comply with the request of our anony mous correspondent “ Norfolk,” if he will furnish tis a copy nt the “ Lines” he desires, with many democrats, to see published in the New Era. We have never seen them, and have not the paper re ferred to. THE PLEASURE EXCURSION Of the Jewess, which lias been postponed several times on account of the weather, will take place this afternoon. The disappointments which have heretofore occurred have only concentrated the pleasure which will he experienced this eve ning. and he poured out in a flood upon the delight ed party who put themselves under the charge of Capt. Sutton. Be on the wharf promptly at the hour. THF. RAIL ROAD. We think it nut a little surprising, that so much apathy prevails in relation to this matter. 'I'hat the business of the town will he seriously affected by the ceasing of the communication now existing between ns and the country .all are prepar ed to admit. All, who have given the subject any serious investigation, are well aware that the amount of money received in town by way of dif ferent departments of trade and business, must be diminished and that consequently the interests of all will he injured. Property holders here, though not engaged in active trade of any kind, must nevertheless suffer by the falling off of busi ness, for their rents must decrease, and the num ber of avenues for investment must be lessened, while at the same time the profitableness of the in vestments made will be diminished. Why then do not all, regarding the subject in its true light, act. promptly with reference to it ? Is it not a false economy that would induce men to sacrifice thousands when it might he prevented by the lib eral bestowment of a few tens ? We have been induced to make these remarks from the fact, that at the meeting of the citizens of Portsmouth and Norfolk, called on the 29th inst., for the purpose devising means for securing the vital interests of both communities, as connected with the rail road, scarcely a dozen appeared, and of course no action was taken. The objpet, which it proposed to at tempt to accomplish, was to prevent the control of the Weldon Bridge coming into the hands of the Petersburg Company through the agency of Mr. Rives. This Bridge is under mortgage to the State of North Carolina for some nine thousand dollars. .Mr. Rives it is understood is negotiat ing for the purchase of this claim, with a view, of course, to play still farther into the hands of his liberal friends, the Petersburg Company, who have already so freely pledged themsplves to pay him for his unenviable services as Corporation killer. for their benefit. The amount of his com pensation for destroying the important interests of the State and her citizens, is, it .seems, to dppend upon the blow he deals. If our road should he enabled to go on, and continue, as natural advan tages would compel it to do, the successful rival of that route, why he is to be paid but little corn paratively, but, if lie succeeds in killing the Portsmouth Road (lend, so as to leave them with out competition, to take every advantage they please of tho travelling public, to extort to the utmost from their fellow-citizens, without “ fear, favor, or affection,” why then the chivalrous slay er is to receive the lion’s portion of the spoil*. Give Rives the control of the bridge and there is hardly a possibility that our road should ever again be enabled to succeed either in the hands of the presenter any other company. Hence the importance of preventing it by a timely purchase of the claim ourselves. We should then be the owners of this property, which cost some hundred thousand dollars, and if the present Stockholders should not think proper to go on with the road, we could most advantageously sell out to a com pany of capitalists having the means to manage the whole route in such a manner as to make it a profitable investment to themselves, while at the same time they would most essentially benefit our whole community by so doing. Shall it be said, and fell too, that for the want of some ten thousand dollars we will subject ourselves to the loss of thousands? Are tlior-e interested afraid to act? VV c arc aware, that large respon sibilities have been incurred hy the Town of Portsmouth in her corporate capacity, with the view of sustaining this important public work. But is this any reason why our citizens and others directly and deeply interested, should not act fur ther 7 Because the road has cost much, should it therefore be thrown away for want of a com paratively trifling amount? We cannot regard this, as the dictate of wisdom. Let all interested, (and all are interested) put tloir shoulders to the wheel, aid to keep the control of the road until the next session of the Legislature, when no doubt, if it be desired, the sale of it will he au thorized. The right of way still remains in the company, even upon the Carolina portion of the route. There will doubtless be found able and ready purchasers, and all may yet he well. But if those who should act, persist in inaction, let them expect to regret it when it is ton late.. T h 1 r°m the Daily Union. IM TO RT A nF CIRCULAR. \\ e call tlie attention of the politic i<> the very important circular tins day issued hy the Secre tary it) the Treasury. It embraces the great ques tiiMi as regards the operation of the revenue laws, arising out ot the annexation of Texas. There are two modes in which it is designed to defraud the revenue :—the first, by direct importations trom foreign ports into Texas; tin* second, bv ex portations from nor own ports into 'Texas, with the privilege of the drawback of the duty. Should th‘"n» speculations he carried into effect, the most serious consequences might follow, by so diminish iog the* revenue, as to defeat or impair the efforts of this administration to pay off the national debt. Their success might injuriously affect the con templated reduction of the duties, hy leaving the government without an adequate revenue to meet the expenditures; and, lastly, it might overwhelm with ruin many of our own manufacturers, hy the inundation of foreign goods free of duty. Guided hy the acts of Jefferson and Gallatin in regard to Louisiana. and of Monroe and Crawford itt rela tion to f« lorida, the present Secretary of the I reasnry has, hy this circular, applied the remedy to defeat these speculations, and protect the reve nue. Some days since, we warned capitalists in advance not to einhark in thpm ; and we think pvery one will now perceive that nothing hut loss ol money and character can follow from nil throe effois to evade the revenue laws of the Union. 1 he circular above alluded to is very clear on j the subject. 'I he laws hearing on this important i matter are all quoted, as settled in the casern Florida in 1819. 'The Secretary savs, “ although there is now a solemn compact obligatory upon both parties for the admission of Texas as a State of the Union; yet. until the further action of the Congress of the United States upon this subject, and instructions founded thereon from this depart ment, you will collect duties as heretofore upon all the imports from Texas into the United States.’’ The Secretary nfier slating very explicitly that an entry fir drawback, for exportation to Texas, mi III a view to re-importation, free of all duty, into the United Slates, is a fraud within the meaning of the art, concludes his circular thus: It, then, in point of fact, the goods thus ex ported to Texas are intended “ to bo relanded within the United States,” they are not entitled to drawback; and, if rein tided, are subject to seizure and forfeiture, as well as the vessel in which they are thus introduced. “ Lreat vigilance will he required in obtaining ample security upon all export, bonds, as those bonds may not be cancelled in any case of expor tation of goods to Texas with the privilege of drawback, until the numerous and important ques tions arising under such bonds shall have been finally adjudicated. ••You will in no case omit to publish in the newspapers, as now required by law, the names ! of ail persons who shall tie found guilty of the i violations of the revenue laws therein prescribed, j as well as to seize for forfeiture the goods, vessel, I tackle, apparel, and furniture, in all such cases. “ As tlie speculations referred to would dimin ish the revenue, and affect injuriously the interests of the people of the United States, and of Texas as a part ot the Union, the utmost vigilance and the most cordial co-operation are expected from all officers of the customs, in carrying these in structions most folly into immediate effect.” DEFENCE OF THE LAKES. Whoever tne writer of the following brief com munication in the Washington Union is, lie has combined more sound sence in a short paragraph than we usually see in volumes of learned trash that assume to direct the public mind. The es say below completely overturns all the theories of the verbose *‘ Harry Bluff,” who has the oredit of having written some hundreds of thousands of dollars nut of the public treasury, for the estab lishment of a Navy Yard at Memphis, which ex amination proves to be utterly worthless, either t<» the seaboard or the Lakes. Where has “ C. C.” been, while “ Harry Bluff” has been shaking his somnolent goose quill over the whole nation ? The Defence of the Lakes.—Much has been written and said on this subject; and during the last session of Congress a resolution was pass” rd, calling upon the Secretary of the Navy to ex . ' ■ o.iii ir|»wiv J h hi U. We believe the whole to be founded in error, and to be the result of erroneous reasoning upon the events of the last war, and the want of due consideration upon the wonderful change of cir cumstances since. We could not adopt an idea more flattering to our neighbors, or more replete with security to their possessions. It is their policy to throw us upon the defensive on the lakes; to torn our attention to the protection of oor own shores, and thereby to leave theirs quiet; to exhaust our means in forts and navies on these lakes, apd proportionally to cripple our means of attack and of offensive operations ; to create the moral impression that we must art on the de fensive on these lakes, which is at once an ad mission that we are too feeble to act offensively. The whole system is founded upon our fears. upon acknowledged strength with our enemies_ Are tho impressions true? or, in other words, are they not full of error ? With so powerful a line of attack as that of the North river and Lake Champlain, what have the lakes to fear? An enemy would gladly draw our attention to them. Imbecility and erroneous rea soning would lake I lie? same course ; hut are we to he guided by such notions? With a properly managed war, it would hardly be necessary to fire a gun upon the lakes. With an improperly man aged one, there is no telling where we may not be obliged to fire guns. The day has, | hope, gone by. when we shall he obliged to aid an ene my in the defence of his possessions, by allowing him to throw us upon the defensive on these lakes C. C. WKM- WHY DON’T THK.Y A I’l’l A R ABB'S valves to their boilers? The Franklin, La., Planters’ Banner, of the 12th instant, records the melancholy result of a "dreadful accident,” which occurred in that Parish. The only mistake in the account is in calling ibat an “accident’’ which is but the natu ral result of a most criminal negligence, in not applying the means of safety that are within the reach of all. The Hanner says : “This morning the boile: of Mr. Charles Fleming’s mill, in this f Parish, below Franklin, exploded, killing a negro I Hoy, aged eighteen or nineteen, belonging to Mr. | Hiram Anderson, scalding Mr Fleming severely,! ——aii ■■■ i it—a—»ami«mmmmini nrm» and dangerously wounding a very valuable ser vant, named Harrison, belonging to Judge Baker. Mr. Anderson’s boy was killed instantly—bis skull having been severed by a piece of the boiler. It is said that lie was lying near the boiler asleep. Mr. Flemming is severely scalded from head to foot, hut he will probably recover. Judge Baker’s Harrison was on a horse, beneath a shed, near the mill, lie was dashed from the horse, and severe ly injured about the head and shoulders. His re covery is doubtful. The boiler was thrown some distance, and the greater part of the building was shattered.” COL. JOHNSON. I lie \\ big papers are busily copying a contemp tible and tranparent hoax from the Bardstown (Ky.) Gazette Extra, relating to Col. 11. M. Johnson, a Mr. Figg. and the killing of Ttcomseh. The only surprising thing is that not any of their readers can he found to believe it. LATE FROM HAYTL Havtien papers to the 13th instant have been received in New York. The only thing of im portance is, that on the Gib, the Haytien troops, under command of Major Generals Morisspt. Bohn and Gardere. drove the Dominicans from the posi tion which they had taken hy surprise a few days previous. Major General Morisspt was acting as Commander-in-Chief for the occasion, and the columns composing his military force were, at the latest dates, pursuing their forward movement, driving the insurgents constantly before thpin. TEXAS OUT WEST. A\ e extract the following paragraph from the Fulton, Illinois, Banner, tn show that there is but one feeling pervading this widely extended coun try, <in the subject of annexation :— ** I he glorious deed is consummated. In spite of all the trickery of British agputs, and the sup posed dishonesty of some of the public men in Texas, the will of the people has b«en carried out, and the plan of annexation as offered by onr late Congress lias been accepted by the Congress of 'Texas, hy a unanimous vote. Mexico will at once spe the folly of interfering in this matter, unless she is urged on hy that arch mischief ma ker Great Britain, and there is no doubt that if Mexico steers clear of Great Britain, in a treaty for boundary, all her hostilities to this country will he removed by the conduct of our govern ment.” A [/TOGET11E R. SING U L AII. It will he recollected that sortie time since a Mr. Paine was waylaid in Washington City. late at night, while passing from the Observatory to his lodgings, and robbed of a considerable sum of money. Since then, three attempts have hepn made to shoot him. each shot taking effect, hut without proving fatal. The last attempt was made in Oxford, Massachusetts, while he was sitting in his office door, having hardy recovered from his last wound. 'The shot, from circumstan ces, must have been from an air-gun, as no report was heard,and the hall which struck him spuse less having neither the smell nor appearance of powdpr upon it. What renders this malignant persecution of Mr. Paine, even unto dpath, still more singular is, that he knows no just cause of offence he has given to any man. The Boston Traveller says that great excitement is produced in tho public tninil in consequence of these re peated assaults. A BRIDAL PARTY DROWNED. On the 1 11li ult.. Miss Rosalie Muelhig, her mother, two sisters, and Miss Dressol, were drowned in the Kaskaskia river, Illinois, which they attempted to cross on their way to Prairie du Long. Miss IT. left home that morning, with a bridal party, tn he married to Mr. E. II. Kettler. who with his friends was waiting at his residence, some miles distant, to reeeive his bride. Being alarmed at the delay, he proeppded to the river, where he saw the father of the young lady, who was on the river bank with the five corpses lying near him The fatlipr was nearly frantic with grief. The corpses were taken to the house of the intended bridegroom, and the marriage festivities gave place to funeral rites. KILLED BY LIGHTNING. 'I’lte National Intelligencer of the 31st inst. says:—“ \Ye understand that a family, consisting of three persons, husband, wife, and son, whose names are Bost or Yost, were instantaneously killed hy lightning during the thunder-storm yes terday evening. They resided nr'br the toll-gate on north Seventh street, upon the farm of Col. Taylor. Our intelligence was received too late to obtain further particulars.” TEMPER \.\TE We learn from the Paterson (N.J.) Intelli gencer, that more than four hundred persons sign ed the temperance pledge on Sunday, tho I9lh inst., in the Roman Catholic Church of that place, immediately after the delivery of a discourse upon the subject by the Rev. Mr. Quin. We also learn from the same paper, that the Washing tonians of Paterson j*re likewise doing wonders._ Within a short period they have added two hun dred and thirty names to their list, and are now engaged in holding nightly meetings. Seriovely III.—The German girl. Margaretta Syler, who was so brutally outraged on .Sunday night, we learn has been laying in a stupor, or lethargy ever since, from \vhich she is only a- j wakened, to relapse again. Every attention has been paid her, hy her friends and others. In mentioning this affair again, we cannot too strong- i ly reprehend and denounce the conduct of certain persons, who have dared open their lips, in terms not only injurious to the character of the girl, but it: n manner that has been censured and condemn- I ed hy every virtuous man in the city. An out- ! rage, almost unparalleled in onr criminal annals, has been committed, and no palliation of that j crime, can he made, hy speaking of the injured and unfortunate girl, in language, which would scarcely he tolerated in the worst dens of infamy. Justice is demanded and must he satisfied, and we hope every honorable man will treat these de furners of injured virtue, with that scorn and con tempt they so justly deserve.—Bah. Republican. '■^'"■■■■nBKsrvnmnBr^vBnnmBBRaHraHnHri i i From tl>0 B 111imui'o Sun. INCF.NDIARISM. It is pretty generally conceded that most of the 1 great fires which have recently taken place, were , the works of the incendiary. Speculation is rife ' in regard to the peculiar character of the guilty individuals, anil the cause which impelled them to deeds so fraught with destruction. Most proha 1 hly these incendiaries belting to a wretched class of beings who would obtain their livelihood hy plundering from those who are better off than themselves. 'They compose a class of lazy and ; degraded outcasts, for whom the work-house ■ would be a fft refuge, and who ought to he con fined there, and forced to labor for their support, j Hut a small portion of the property destroyed in the fires of the past year would he sufficient to erect a workhouse in every city in the Union.— And into each every man. woman and child that is able to work and will not, but prefer to seek their living hy begging or stealing, or in any way that comes easiest, should he confined and com pelled to earn what they eat and wear before they obtain it. It is from this degraded class, that come forth the plunderers and incendiaries that rob the industrious citizen and destroy his proper ty. And, like an under current among the com munity, this wretched class is as thoroughly or ganized as any other. Thieving and burglary are professions, and those engaged in them un derstand each other’s movements as well as the merchant and mechanic do theirs, and they fre quently act in concert. A part of their occupa tion is to keep out of the way of the police, and they watch those ministers of the law as closely as they are watched hy them. Of the existence of these terrible characters and their depredation among us there is no doubt; and a question of the utmost moment is. how shall we get rid of them? We answer, hy breaking up their associations, and by a rigid enforcement of the laws against them. We have too many nominal penalties in our code, and the chances for esea|>e are too nu merous. Crime is not punished hy our courts as it should he. The guilty are too often allowed to escape, and this is a great and glaring evil. It g’ves license to guilt, and aids in the increase of the incendiary and thieving gang. We need re form in these matters. Let the attention of those concerned—our legislators and executors of the laws—he turned to the subject, and let them as certain the causes of crime, and then apply the preventive, and doubtless their success will be equal to their efforts. CAPT. FREMONT’S EXPEDITION. We understand that intelligence has been late ly received in this city, from this interesting ex pedition. The patty was in excellent health and spirits, and moving onward with becoming rapid ity. In consists of Captain Fremont, Lieutenant Abort, Lieutenant Peck, and about fifty hired men, with authority to increase his force on his arrival at Rent’s fort, should it he found necessa ty. His general instructions are, so to time his operations as to bring in his party during the pre sent year, if the same can he done without ne glecting any of the objects of the expedition ; and, on arriving at Rent’s fort, (which is a point in the Rocky Mountains were expeditions rest and refit.) lie is authorized to make detachments for the purpose of making a more thorough examina tion of that region. Should heinakeany detach ment at Rent’s fort, ii is probable, that some of the party may he in before the Captain, as the detachment will pursnea route which will hardly render it practicable for it to rejoin the main body. — Daily Union. From the N. Y. Commercial Advertiser. G EN LINE REN I FIG E N C E. The “ razor-strop man,” notwithstanding his love of doggerel rhymes, has a heart of the right sort, and has set a worthy example to others of more ample means, by contributing unsolicited twenty-five dollars to aid the poor sufferers by the late fire. The donation was accompanied hv tfie following characteristic letter. He will prob ably receive his principal back, with interest, wherever the act is known : Boston. July 24, 1845. Gentlemen :—I herewith send yon. through Mr. John W. Oliver, twenty-five dollars, being my mite for the re!ipf of the sufferers by the late disastrous and extensive conflagration which swept ovpr a portion of your city. I have, in days gone by. sppnt more in three months for liquor, which consumed my peace, my health, and my respect ability ; and I should indeed he ungrateful, now that by temperance and |>erspverRneo I have regain ed my health, and succeeded in accumulating a sufficiency to render me and family comfortable. Hid I turn a deaf ear to my suffering fellow-men. You will therefore accept the amount specified, with the assurance that so long as I have my health and strength, thpre will be “ a few more left of the same sort” fhrsimilaremergencies. To those who have suffered hy the same calamity I would say. be of good cheer, avoid the intoxicat ing bowl, and persevere, and prosperity will again surround yon—which is the sincere prayer of HENRY SMITH, the Razor Strop Man. From the Charleston Mercury. disaster. Extract from the Log Bdok of Steamer C. Van derbilt, Capt. Marshall, arrived Saturday morn ing from Wilmington .-—July 25, about 50 miles South of Cape Fear, at 12, 20 A. M. made a sail on our larboard how, rfose on hoard, steering athwart our hawse, saw no chance of clearing him by potting the helm of the Steamer one way or the other, but rung the bells to stop and bark the Engine, which was done immediately, and the Steamer’s way deadened in some degree.— 'The moment she struck the vessel, which proved to be the schr. Erie, Captain Wilson, the Cap tain and all the crew jumped on board the Van derbilt. We learned from Capt. VV. that the Mate and Passengers were left on board the schooner, ran down to her, found she was making no water. The Captain and crew returned to their vessel, could not ascertain the amount of injury which the Er e received. The Vanderbilt re ceived no material injury, having only her stem slightly injured. The night was clear, and the wind fresh from S. S. VV. The Steamer had her lights up fore and aft, and sparks were issnir*' from the smoke stack. Capt. Wilson stated tba7 he was steering N. F. and hauled up North._ The Steamer was steering S. VV'. rtCT^A CARD.—We, the undersigned, pas sengers on hoard the Steamer C. Vanderbilt, Cap lain Marshall, do testify in the mailer of coming in contact with the schr. Frie, Captain Wilson, that Capt. Marshal), as far as we ran judge, was I entirely blameless, and cannot in justice, be cen sured tor any of the inexcusable negligence m the i affair; but is rather entitled to the commendatory thanks of all on board, for his prompt and ea^rget ic efforts, for the safety of both vessels; whereas, Capt. Wilson, and hie crew, to our utter astonish * incut. immediately jumped on hoard the Vander* l»ilt, leaving his own vessel to the management of the male and passengers. [Signed ) <11 EATON. Stv’nh.. O*. JAS CORBETT. Charleston, S. C. SIMPLICITY AND HONESTY. The following interesting anecdote, illustrative of the integrity anil simplicity of the inhabitant* of Switzerland is told by a tourist in Switzerland a number of years ago. A peasant named Frantz, eaiiie one evening to look for Caspar, who was mowing a meadow, and snid,“ My friend, this is my harvest ; thou knowest that we have a dis pute about this meadow ; to decide this <p euinn, I have collected the Judges at Schwitz; come then to morrow with me before ihem.” “ Thou seest Frantz, that I have mowed the meadow, I cannot he absent.” •* And I cannot send away the Judges, who have fixed on this day, indeed, we should have known to whom it belonged before it was mown.’* They had some little controver sy on the subject; hut at last Gasper said ; ** I will tp|l thee what thou shall do. Go to-morrow to Schwitz. give the Judges my reasons and thine, and, I shall save the trouble of going myself.” On this agreement Frantz went to plead for and against himself, and threw out the reasons on both sides ns well as he could. When the Jud ges had decided, he went to Gaspar : Th«* mead ow is thine, the sentence is in thy favor.” People the earth with such men. and happiness will dwell there ! But we much fear that such a happy stale of things no longer exists in Switzer land. Recent advices from that quarter *hnvr that the Swiss are not much superior to the in habitants of other parts of Europe.— Boston Jour nal. The Revenue of the Rost office De partment.—Wo learn from the Washington Constitution that tho revenue of the Post office Department under the new law. compared with the corresponding periods of 1844. has greatlr fallen off. In feAv of the offices heard from has the diminution in receipts been h-ss than one third ; at Charleston, one half; and at Noav Qileans, t mo thirds. The opponents of the measure are point ing to these facts as a proof that the new scheme will not answer. It was expected that thpre would he a falling off at first, hut it is necessary that the experiment should have a full and fair trial before a judgment ns to its ultimate results can he formed. 'Flic present law will in all probability have to he modified in many important particulars, but it is the first step towards the establishment of a cheap postage system, the advantages of which are too great to the public ever to he re signed. The friends of the system should Avateh its operation carefully and he prepared to defeat the opposition to it, by suggesting such alterations and amendments as will save the government and make the system a permanent one.— Ledger. Citv Letter Delivery.—In these days, when Uncle Sam modestlv demands two cents for a drop letter at the Post Office window, or three pennies fir its* delivery, cheaper rates commend the City .Mail Company to public favor, bv which letters arc delivered promptly three trines per flay, at 2 cents each, and 100 free stamps sold fur $1.50. The principal office is No. 0 Wall street, and over 500 boxes may f>e found about the city, and we cheerfully call attention to the subject, since “ a penny saved is as good as a penny earned.’* Dispatch and fidelity arc the mottoes of the Com pany.— Tribune. Fortification of the Penobscot River. —Lieut. fStevens, engaged in erecting a fortifica tion on the PemJiscot at i>i,r*ksporl narrows, re ceived orders a short tio>e since to erect two bat teries at that place, with alf possible despatch._ He immediately employed a large crew, and has kept them actively employed, so that in tlm course of two or three Avecks ho will he able to mount forty-five guns at that point.—Bangor Whig. Damage to the Tobacco akoCokn Crot I he Marlboro* Gazette of Uriday says—“ Tho prospect of these crops is gloomy indeed. It has now been several weeks since we have had rain enough to benefit them; nod at this time, the blades of the corn are drooping at the top and burning at the bottom, and there is hnt one opin ion expressed with regard to its yield ; much of it cannot now he saved by a rain, and without a rain much more must be lost. The tobacco crop will, beyond all Question, he a sl»ort one. In the counties below os. as well as here, the planters did not socccecd in getting an average erop plant ed—-and since it Avas put in the gmm>d, the sea son has been must unpropitious. The plant is now becoming prematurely ripe, in many places, and m others the hud has Seen blighted by the excessive heat of the sun. There can he no doube hut that there will be f„r less than the usual crop brought to the house. \ F.itr «ai> tastk.—An eastern paper, while speaking of the donation# made for the relief of the New \i»rk stifferrers, asks: “How much has John Jacob Aster, reputed t„ be worth hven "/•rp* f]f (tollin'*, given?” This is ridiculous and wrong, besides. The wealth of r. . s nr rs n3 own, «wrl j-t \h rm rrom’s right to question the use he makes of it, whether he use* tmn f'h ■'"r ba9 given,and tjiven like a 'ru VT ^v*,1 rf* P^tWic has- no business with it. e /U V P ihntbropic allow non? but tb* re e.pienr and the,r God to know what they „ive itv chanty.— Pithh»r% .Uriel. 1 " T . S. St.OOP OF WAR Gf.RAVANTOWN._|t is said that the aoove named vessel is to he comple te! n«* ns" ^ HpT kpp] Wa<’ ,8id 81 ,h« Phila 7 y yard Rornff l'rrM>T Ihree years since, and preparations entered upon fi.r the workmen the views ,7,n‘ ,Hal ,hne’ b’>» 8 <*™2« <" , f aii t. >n. ‘ caused the dismissal of slF hands ami the work has not progressed „n ld within a few days. Tim ship ear tenter shave agam commenced .heir hhors.oml with orders dav 77™ Z ^ f"T 130idling at as early a 8*n** ™n ** c,)"v™'mtly fixed upon .-Bah. pRF.srDF.rvTivi. k7777.of,._'l'he next Presi 77 hi h!uM,n’ 7,lch wilf ,n><" pi tee in P848, every Sat 7,h ^'^•neoosly in probable that Morsel Teiegjph In 11 bTcr’erted any pomt as soon asthe retierna. , i prevent great speculation.— Keyetnm. 3 l7""‘not »il h.. oi, "'*** U,”’s- f«-» He St. I/,.,.. Keveille, on annexation. “ Hof .Scnor t>>n Mexico Too *>" Texas yc„M „ ’ Iou should not, therrlM-. t If .hfsh'.nld rl.or... ^mir^vS ' vlf'r iV"y- *? Pr*"le flu.".. ^ Mb California for a dower