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What is it luit a Map ot busy Lfc ?— L'owper. NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER f». IS 15. OUR FLAG! FREE TRADE -LOW DUTIES- NO DF.HT—SE PARATION FROM HANKS ECONOMY RE TRENCHMENT -AND STRICT ADHERENT! TO THE CONSTITUTION. RELIGIOUS NOTICE. The R*. Rev. Iti'lmp Whei.an. uf Richmond, will lecture in the Catholic Church. Portsmouth, on the evenings ..f Thursday. Friday. Saturday, an I Sunday, at 7 o'clock. and will administer tlie Sacrament of Confirmation 7« morrow (Thurs day) morniiur at 8 o’clock. DEB ATI NG SOCIETI ES. W e understand that several of imr young men are determined to revive the old Franklin Dehat iocr Society this season, and for that purpose will hold an initiatory meeting to-morrow evening_ Let there he a full meeting, and uriv they take hold of the work in earnest. Let one erenitur in the week he spent in social meeting, and the nth era devoted to the study of history, and the time which would otherwise he thrown away uselessly, will turn out a rich harvest to them. THE PENNSYLVANIA. The** big ship ” Pennsylvania, which now oc cupies hpr proper position, opposite the Navy Yard. where she is in convenient distance to com municate w ith the Commodore on this station, was yesterday put in charge of C tpl. Strihling, who relieves Commander Farragnt, who. while here, has seen red the good wishes of our citizens, and commanded the respect and esteem of all those connected with him officially or otherwise. ANOTHER PRESENT. November 5, 1S4.'). Mr. Cunningham: — Were the potatoes sent to sou by Capt. Gaboon larger ami latter tbao tliofie soul to ** Betsey and ibe babies” a few weeks ago by WESTERN BRANCH? [No! tbpy were about equal, and sve take this opportunity of returning thanks to our unknown friend tor that acceptable present. which should have been alluded to before, if the donor had not thought proper to appear in engnito, leading ns to believe, that “ he. she or i7,” was one of those beings that, acting on the principle inculcated by the Saviour, do not let tIn*ir right hand know what their left docth. “ Betsey and the babies ” were delighted with the present, and would he pleased to express their opinion in personnee.] A cotemporary wants to know who Ins the right to recommend a person for office ? We have supposed that any and every one had the right—either singly, by companies, or regiments ; hv word of mouth nr hy mail—for himself, or others. A man has also as good a right to peti tion for an offiep, as for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. Why not? When we saw the above paragraph in the New Haven Register, we said amen to the sentiment. That all men have a right to recommend others to office, or petition for office fir themselves, no one would pretend to dispute; but as in that state of the case, the appointing power could not know who was worthy, among the conflicting candi dates, ought that power to take any farther notice of such recommendations, than to know that a change was necessary, and then select an honest agent, with congenial principles, to fill the sta tion sought for by many, if the party in power are unanimous in favor of one individual, then the appointing power ought to defer to that unanimi ty. We have suffered, and are suffering in this quarter, fmm the fact that some of our democratic friends have thought proper to separate themselves from the great hotly, and recommend different persons to the same office, and even to retain whigs in office. The evil effects of lit is course, is palpable on every hand, anti the consequence will he the utter destruction of our political power in this section. The whig partv In it! down the principle that political opponents should lie n.tat ed from office, and we acquiesced in the justice and wisdom of the doctrine. We hold that it is impossible for a democratic government to he successfully carried on hv w big agents, and vice j versa, unless the agtnis are supple tools that would as readily yield to the wink of corruption, as they would obey the command of patriotic virtue. We have but little to ask for in this quarter, but owing to causes well known we have not been able to gain any thing We trust that the Administration will ad in due time, on the principle which will give strength to our cause, and harmony to onr ranks NEWSPAPER PATRONAGE—A CON VENTION. There are many disagreeable as well as agree able episodes in the life of an editor, and one of the worst kind of the former, is the personal con flicts. which from time to titiiP, he falls into with his rot* mporarips. This is owing to the partisan character which the press has assumed, that makes every editor a gladiator, whose business it is to fight for the amusement ol h s patrons and masters. We enrne to Ihe determination, that in our business we will maintain that courtesy whim is din* to gentlemen in private life, believing tint our principles will he equally advanced hv that course. In nor late visit. In Richmond, Wash ington, we number among nor most anree able enjoyments, the acquaintance of several whig editors, which uc then for the first time made, and we would suggest to the editorial fraternity a Convention to be held in Richmond, by all the editors of the State, where art interchange of friendly greeting might take pla»-p, and a unity of action be agr^eil upon. A uniformity «»f charoe* fur advertising might also he agreed upon, that would do away with many of the evils u, which the editorial fraternity aro subjected to, one of - J w liidi is commented upon by the Richmond] I Hues in tin; paragraph copied below : ** " '* have been for some time impressed with • the c<invidino that ilie system of * yearly atlver- ' tising’—peculiar, we believe to the American press—is full of defects, arid ought to be entile)) abolished. It works great injury to publishers and impairs the value of newspapers to an extent mil appreciated by those v\ ho have not turned their attention to it. ft is ilds system which enlarges the newspapers without enlarging their profits or increasing their interest—an effect which may well be coni pa ret I to dropsy, nt.d its abolil ion would be alike beneficial, iii oni* opinion, to publishers and the public, whether rentiers or advertisers,” STKAMHOAT COLLISION. I nr. Plymouth Sunk—Twenty Lives Lost. — I'mm passengers on the steiinhont Mail, | w bieli arrived at Louisville, Kv., on the 30th ul I tilin', the Journal learns that the steamboat Ply. j month, hound to St. Louis, with a large number of passengers, was run into by the Lady Madison, j near Sliawneetow n, on the night of the 27th nit., ! which caused the P. to sink immediately to her I boiler deck. None of the cabin passengers were lust hut it is supposed that twenty deck passengers, if! not more, were drowned. A hole was immedi : ait ly cut through the cabin floor, and several pas s"iigers, who had managed to keep out of the wa ter by getting on boxes, &.e., were thus rescued. I’iie boal.it is said, w ill be a total loss, lief ' machinery will probably bo «aved. It is also said that a passenger tin the Mail, who was insane, jumped overboard anti was drowned. From the Chronicle of May 14. OUR COUN I'Y COURT SYSTEM. NO. III. V»\ Editor: — Having in the two preceding articles on this subject considered the anli-re|mli lican character of the system ; having shown that in the mode of appointment, the great Democrat ic doctrine «»f dependence upon the people is ul terly disregarded, that the power of the Magis trates in Virginia, is neither derived from, nor controlled hy the people; having further shown some of the abuses that have resulted from ihese causes, and tin* importance of the duties imposed, by law. upon these tribunals, we come next to the consideration of another class of abuses, not less dangerous, and resulting in no less practical tyranny, than those heretofore enumerated._ We now refer to the evils of omission as we have before done to those of commission, to the consequences of non user as well as those of win ser. Until a late law in some measures remedied the evil, it might well have been said of nttr County Courts, as was once remarked of ihe English Chancery, that “ one might easily get in, hut could never get out of Court.” So that the interminableness of those suits fully warranted the witty suggestion, that Napoleon should he put in Chancery, when a dastard government was deliberating what should he done with the great man whom they feared. Rut the law giving the right of removal from the County to the Superior Courts on motion, when a rase has been pending twelve months without a final decision, has been far front remo ving all the evil of which we complain. With thp utmost perseveranep and diligence, the post ponements and passing of cases upon their first and perchance second calling in the Superior Court, two or three years at the least is usually consumed before the final settlement of a petty demand. Now, though this may he deemed a trifling matter hy many, yet we regard it as a se rious evil. It is an evil which affects, in a greater or less degree the interests of all classes in the community. Prompt payment, which constitutes the life of every department of business, is thus prevented hy a denial of the means for conmpl ling the delinquent and dilatory to fulfil promptly the solemn engagements to which thev are bound. Nor let any one suppose, that in thus ad vocation the doctrine that ready redress should he given hy the tribunals »f the country f>r all injuries dune, whether by wiihhulding just claims, nr hy direct acts nf aggression, we are urging I he secu rity nf any particular interests to the exclusion, nr injury of others. On the contrary, we utterly repudiate the notion of arraying one portion nf ihe community against another, debtors against credi tors, the poor against the rich. Legislation should he equal, should give to all equal security, and, as far as possible, perfect security, for their per sons and property. Let ns hear in mind, that the withholding a just debt is, in itself, equally oppressive with the enforcement of an unjust demand. Nor is this kind of injustice confined to any one class in com munity. It is hy nn means true, that the poor, as a class, are more delinquent in the payment of tlmir debts than the rich. On the contrary they often suffer most severely from the want nf punctuality on the part of those who, feeling that they have abundant means to maintain them selves. w illmiit regard to the moral obligations resting upon them, as members of society, all w the honest and industrious tradesman and me chanic to toil on unrequited for “ the sweat of his brow and. perhaps, in a state of real snff* ? ing. If now, he demand satisfaction for the wrong ihns done him, is he to he told that crcdi- ; tors are ever ready to oppress their dpblors. and. therefore, we can he in no haste to redress ynnr ' wrongs; you must he content to wail and starve, till it suits the convenience of your neighbor to I P'V Out upon such chicanery and hollow-hearted * pretension. And let that system which, in its I operation, leads to such results, he swept away and known only among the things that were. But if we urge the adoption of measures to eradicate I the evils of w hich we Complain ; if wo represent 1 the evils resulting from the neglect nf our Magi*, tracy to act in those matters confided to them are met at every step hy the excuse, that they are not pui<lf and, therefore, we cannot expect I them to interest themselves in their bosineagl -»—T— ibuhB) ■11 — — ■ — Ilf I IJ1UHM \\ e say that no mnn lias a right to accept an of fice, the duties of which he will not faithfully dis charge. But it this be the true reason, why S" much of the business of County Courts is only half done, and in a multitude of cases, not done at all, it is a good ground for changing the sys tern, and so modify mg it as to allow us to </e manil the services of those to whom oor interests are confided ; and nl»o to hold them strictly re sponsible | ,r tlie manner in which those services i are rendered. Surely, the Common wealth is not J reduced to the necessity of begging the services I of her citizens, at the sacrifice of the interests j and ttio'als of the community. We say, if \xr J cannot be lailbfolly served in every department ot | tin* State wit bout paying lor those serv ices, why ! let us pay for them, and demand their perfonn | anee. I have been informed of a certain body of Ma gistrates, in one ot the counties of Virginia, who Combined, and could always find plenty of time to decide upon every claim of themselves and friends against others ; hut never could organize a Court for the purpose of giving judgment against any of their clan. Wt they received nothing lor their services, and it would have been thought a cause of monstrous harshness had they been subjected to any penalty for the non performance of services entirely gratuitous. A gain, we repeat, let us have a system which will allow us to insist upon and compel the perform ance ot duties so important to all classes of our citizens. ONE OF THE PEOPLE. LEVI WOODBURY. I he “ Boston rimes” gives ihn following ac count of the public career of the Hon. Levi Woodbury, now appointed to the Supreme Bench, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge Story : “ Levi Woodbury was the son "fa farmer, IV- ! ter Woodbury, and was born in Francestown, N. II . December 2. 1789; consequently, his age now is but .'50. He entered Dartmouth College a*, the early age of |0. and graduated io I8l)9. being then only 20 years of age. For three years tie studied law at Litchfield, Connecticut, under the direction of the eminent Judge Reeves; and within lour years after his first commencing prac tire, or in 1816, he was elected Clerk of the New Hampshire Senate, and in the same year was ap pointed a Judge ot the Supreme Judicial Court of New Hampshire; and he held tins high nffiee till 1822-3, when lie was elected by the people Governor °t the State. He was a member of the House of Representatives from Portsmouth in 1824. and was the same year elected Speaker. In 1825 he was chosen by the people a member of the Slate Senate, from District No. I, bill s>on resigned the office, being the same year elected by the legislative body, as Senator in Con gress. In 1831 he was appointed District Judge "f New Hampshire, and subsequently Minister to Spain by Gen. Jackson ; which offices he declined. During the same year he was appointed by Gen. Jackson Secretary of the Navy ; and in 1832. Secretary of the Treasury ; which office he held f >r several years, and the arduous duties of which he discharged with consummate ability. He was appointed about this period Chief Justice ..f the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, hut fell him self compelled to decline the office. He returned again tothe United Slates Senate, and is still a j memberof that body.” A KEEN SARCASM. The editor of the Richmond Star having pene trated the arcanum of the Menngarie now exhibit-' ing in that city, thus vents his ideas on Ins return to the desk. Some body’s corns must be must violently crushed. “ Menaoerif..—We strolled into the Mena geria on Wednesday afternoon and found Pleas ants, the Naturalist, there, in full glory, “stir ring up the monkeys,” to their great terror, and to the joyous edification of a troop of boys. His descant a t ions in z mingy in general, anil upon “strange birds” in particular, were original and instructive to the last degree. His speculations upon the characteristic of the monkey tribe, name ly, looking very grave, and acting very ridicu lously ai the same lime, awakened reflections of no ordinary character. “ Yoli see lit re, my friends,” said the natural ist, “ that the most sapient looking are not always the most wise, and one can be perfectly ridiculous even when he thinks lie is most grave.” Pleasants further gave into the opinion of Lord Mooboddo that the baboon isthe parent of the hu man family, in which latter (tie tail has been «<>rn off by continual sitting. About these opin ions of the naturalist we say nothing beyond this, that “ there’s many a true word spoken in jest.” DE BONNEVILLE IN RICHMOND. We observe the following official announcement in the Richmond Enquirer: “To the Pubi.ic.—The members of the Fe male Humane Association, return their thanks to Professor De Bonneville, for his kindness in giving to that Institution the proceeds of his lectures for two successive nights. It will he ever held in grateful retnemVrance.—The amount was nearlv £240.” 1 CONFESSIONS OK A PICKPOCKET. A celebrated pickpocket who has been sent to llie Stale prison for bis misdeeds, has favored a New York paper with the following secrets of the business: “ 1 n(’vrr-” said the pickpocket, “ attempt the I P'"’**’1 **f ny old resident of a city, but uniformly si rangers and countrymen.” But on being asked | li..w he distinguished them, he replied ” very en sily ; * and gave the following list of persons who were the regular vic'iins of the *• craft.” Persons in an omnibus who take out their pocket-books after the stage stops, are sure to be countrymen. I hose who stop to converse on the side-walks or in thoroughfare*j or who take out pocket-books at the box or pit offices of Tneatre* or Steamboat offices. All I hose who slop at shop windows, or count money, or show pocket books in the street,or call in at the Funk Auction rooms.*’ “ AH these, said lie, ‘‘are our common vic tims. *’ •• Tf I find a man eating oysters or fruit, or car rying an open knife in the street, ir, nine times on' of ten he is green, and we vicliinite, him.— Person* who stand up in Theatres, or stand on cm-** walks, are generally country folks, and we make sure of them.” 1 he shrewdness of these obviations of the pick-1 pocket must be obvious to all city people, and ac counts for the remarkable fact that city residents seldom suffer by the operations of these light fin gered gentry «* MR. POLK ANI) HIS ACCUSERS. 'Phis is not only an “ age of wonders”—it is an age of rumors, too. Those who have too much spirit to deal in common place matters, and with Juris, ami who l<>se all patience with dull reali iy, so that they have to resort, as the Germans do, into upper air for intellectual food, have only to go to the Capitol of these Slates to find them selves in their natural element. The atmosphere '•t the place is congenial with their temperament. There too, tlipy find congenial associates. Every thing conspires to gratify their taste. What tlirv do not see, their imagim. linns ti.ke hold of to paint in colors most suitable to I lie diseased appe tites of news-mongers. What they do not know, •bey manage to learn by far-fetched conjecturing. Wlial is not, they give existence toby such mag ical expressions as “ it is said,” ** it is believed here,” “ the report is,” the creative force ot which cannot find a parallel, except in the subliino decree, “ Let there be light.” Since Mr. Polk’s election, these “ creatures of imagination” have been usually busy. They have had his Cabinet breaking up more than once. They have discovered that Mr. Calhoun was smothering wrath against the administration, and would not long delay giving it full vent. 'They have set Mr. Renton up to denonunce the Presi dent and his policy ; but subsequently they have ascertained that a coalition is forming between these same gentlemen which has for its object the destruction of Mr. Calhoun. They inform the puhlic that Secretary Walker wrote the celebrated Kane leiter. Many other such things too nnmer ons to be mentioned, they have given out to en lighten the people. Now it so happens that all these sayings are without foundation. 'They van ish into thin air when tested closely, and their auihors stripped of their disguise, and their quib bles wrested from them, are made to stand forth as unreliable scribbling adventurers. It is a pity that any portion of the press should countenance or encourage such panderers to depraved slate.— Floridian. From the Kaltimore Republican. MESSAGE OF GOV. SLADE. We have before us the Message of (his func tionary. and it is such a document as would have digraced the most ignorant and blinded bigot of the Hark ages. The New York News says:_ One of those solemn judges that pronounced judg ment upon tlie Salem witches, was an enlight ened philosopher, compared with this epitome of Whiggery. One of his strongest recommen dation is to enhance the punishment for the “crime” of usury, or lending money at its mar ket value, lie then falls upon 'Texas savagely, and says Vermont must “ resist its consumma tion.” After hinting that it was carried through Congress hy corruption, he proceeds: *• Shall such an act, carried hy such means, have ihe effect in this tree country, of concluding and silencing opposition to an nnconsummated measure? Ld the spirt of Iren, intelligent and unsubdued Vermont answer.’’ He next tires up about the matter between Massachusetts and Smith Carolina, and thinks it very hard that the South will not let ihe fanatics of the North come and cut their throats. His fe rocious excellency threatens nullification for this. He then “ pilches into” the free-trade notions of the Honorable the Secretary of the Treasury. “ The mere statement of this doctrine is suf ficient to show that it strikes a fatal blow at the principle of protection, because that rale of doty can obviously furnish no stable protection, which is made to depend, not on the degree of protec tion it will furnish, hut on the amount of revenoe it vi ill yield—-since it is well known l/int a rale «f duly on a given article, which will yield lit tle or no protection, may he the very riite irliich trill yield llie most revenue. There is not a pro tected interest in the country that can stand a sin gle year, under the application of such a princi ple as this.’’ Hut the great crime of tlm Secretary is as fid lows : *• Nor is this the only asppet of danger. The Secretary of the Treasury, whose purposp to de stroy Ihe protection afforded by ihe tariff of 1842 is not attempted to he concealed, is pngaged in the unprecedented work of collecting, without the an thorily of Congress, and hy replies to certain questions propounded to manufacturers and others, to he answered without oath or cross examination "—information, to enable him to carry his destruct ive purpose into execution.” I lie whole message is disorganizing, inculca ting resistance to the laws, infraction of ihe Con stitntion. oppression to individiials—a distillation of all the dogmas of the vilest despot of past ages. I NT Eli ESTING VIEVVS. Extract of a letter from a most respectable gen tleiunn in Ehndim to liisfriend in IVnshing ton. [^\\ o trust our approaching Congress will de prive even the “ Loudon rimes” of the frivolous ground on which it rests ns object ion; and that our own Congress will, in point of fact recog nise the emigrants to Oregon as citizens of the United Slates, by organizing n provisional au thority for the regulation of their concerns ] *• London, Oct. 3. 1815. “ It will no! be possitile to procure here the numbers of the Sun containing tbe comments on Oregon. 'I’lte editors do not reserve surplus eopips. nor do f know of a single file to which I eon Id refer in order to ascertain the different pa pers lit which the essays made their appearance. I remember them, but not distinctly. They were not formidable in point of knowledge, ability, or argument ; and, on tbe other baud, were unfair and bitter towards us. “ The Tunes of yesterday has a leader on the subject, put forth, obviously, with the view of sanctioning any contingent opposition on the part of this government to the occupation of Oregon by our emigrants.on the ground that the measures adopted by the latter for self government are an open declaration of absolute independence, that excludes them from the right ofoccnpitjon, under the treaty, as citizens of the United .States. |„ the confusion of his kIphs. or w ilful perversion of a plain matter of fact, he represents the simple establishment of an internal police, as exclusively I external in its hearings—as a virtual renunciation I of the authority of the United .Sales: and charges our government with a fraudulent concert in this • business, and as insidiously taking a preliminary sipp to subsequent conquest, annexation. &c __ for all which he effects l„ find a parallel in ihe case of Icxas. Bill these tirades auainst us however acceptable they m y he i„ ,f,e ministry! reriainly do not emanate from it. The Times, like other prints, in a degree, but still with a dis’ (incliye pre-eminence, is notorious for publishing eagerly whatever will insure a great sale of the paper, whether it makes for nr against Sir Rnhert Peel and his colleagues. fiH hostility to Lord Stanley and Sir James Gjaham. on domestic or colonial subjects, is hitter and uncompromising__ But. on points of foreign policy, it is the relent less and savage f»e of all nations except its own. It has attacked Russia, France,ami other powers, hv turns, with all its might and venon. Its con stant aim is to produce an excitement or effect, either upon classes at home, who have foreign connexions and interests, or upon conitiiunities abroad, from which a profitable reaction upon the amount of its circulation may naturally he looked for in duo course of the post. 'I'mill decorum, | ttud fairness oil such occasions, are, in reality, . saving appearances, the object of its scorn. Every i man in the community execrates it, and yet, such i is the consummate ability with which it is con ; dueled, all read it. as men Imrry to a Conflagra | lion lighted by an incendiary. But the ehullitions of the journals of this conn ! ,rV should n >t he dwplt upon profoundly by ns—. , at least as regards Oregon. The multiplied in terests of his nation, and the rapid succession of existing events, distract the attention of the pub lic mind, and prevent its fixing upon anv nne sub ject for a long time together. Tim public care very little about the wilderness of the Pacific; and ministers care neither fur newspapers, re views. nor pamphlets, so long as tlipy have a majority in Parliament to follow their bidding._ They may prepaie for war, hut they do not wish for it. Ireland and cotlnn /” From the Richmond Enquirer. STEAM REVENUE CUTTERS. There is now being built in this city a fine steam revenue Cutter, the •• Polk.” Mr. J ft. Anderson, lessee of the Tredegar Iron Foundry* ha* the contract, and the result ">f the experiment will prove that Richmond is able to fill the larg est orders for iron manufactures. The present work is under the supervision of Capt. Hunter, of the Revenue service. At another time, we shall give the particulars of this, and another success ful contract of Mr. Anderson, for supplying can non for the United States Government. 'Plte Union contains the following fist of the several Revenue steamers in the United States. 'The length of the Report prevents 11s from sketching the very interesting trials of speed with the Re venue steamers Spencer, Jefferson, and Legate, with Hunter’s submerged wheels ami Ericsson’s and Loper propellers: made by direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, and under the superintendence of Capt. Alexander V. Eraser. United States Revenue Marine_1844 and 1845. We will only add. that Capt. Fraser prefers the “ side wheel” steamers,such as the “ Polk,” now being built in this city—and he is satisfied, by his own observations, as well as the assu rances of individuals engaged in steam naviga tion, that “ the Loper propeller is far superior to the other (Ericsson’s,) in every point of view, and particnlarly in strength, an<i consequently in durability.” » Public opinion seems to lean to the o]d fashion ed “ side-wheels”—but the matter is nut yet folly tested : 3 “ We have hpen favored by the Treasury De partment which a report, made under the aus pices of the Revenue Cutter officers, of the sev jeral steamers which have heen constructed under different plaits for the application of steam power. The sub)(jet is not only important to the Revenue service, but tu. the commercial marine of the United States. The question, which of these various modes is the best? “ 'vp understand that eight steamers are in commission, or in course of construction, for the revenue marine. The ‘Spencer.’built at Pittsburg, was ori ginally upon Lieut. Hunter’s plan, hut the pro pelling power has been changed to Loper’s. *• The ‘ Legate,’ at New York, was, and now is, upon the plan of Capt. Ericsson. “ The • Bibb,’ upon Lieut. Hunter’s plan, built ai Pittsburg, is unfinished. “ ‘ Jefferson,’ built at Oswego, was upon U.ipt. Ericsson s plan, but has been changed to Loper’s. I he Dallas, building nt Buffalo, was in tended for Lieut. Hunter's plan, but is now hav ing side wheels applied. “ l'1'*’ ‘ McLane.’ building at Boston, was in tended for Lieut. Hunter’s plan, but is likewise changed to side wheels, I he ‘ Polk,’ at Richmond, and * Walker,’ at at Pittsburg, are under construction with side W heels. ** l'h<* contracts for building were made for all during the administration of Mr. 'Tyler.” married, ‘ • ; • Or. Tuesday evening, by the RcvM. Upton Beall. Capt. Kpward L. Uv.vc, of Portsmouth, Va t,> M.ss Ann Corxick, caughtcr of the late Major John West, of Norfolk. major _ SIIII* NEWS, PORT OF NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH, 1 UEoDav, November 4. ARRIVED, Steamer Herald, Russell, lor Baltimore. Steamer A lire, Skinner, fm Richmond. . hip America, Williams, fin Boston, with a de» tarhment of 101 seamen, and two officers—to R Dickson. Schr Holiyer. Bunker, from Nantucket, oil and Candles, to J. (I & C. Rowland. Srlir \ criiiidella, Welsh, Irotn Havre de Grace co»| to J. II. & C. Rowland. Schr Charleston,Harrington, fm Baltimore, mdze to R. A Vy orre:!, C. H. ShtdUl, >1. A Samos and Mayer & Gormley. Safety, Winder, fm Petersburg, fl0Ur to J »» tils . 8:'*T.”*r7 Ann’ ri,,y(,.f'n Fredericksburg, flour IO J. W ill?. 99 I^O K THE LA DIES!—MUF FS! mu^Tj -MUFFS \ ! ! The Ladies arc invited to rail at I tny Store and examine a lot of beautiful MUFFS , jmt opened, consisting of a variety, both of n(ia|i( v and prices. R. BELL, ''_ High street, Portsmouth. Jl NT RECEIVED by the Georgians* irood assortment of black Silk anrl .Mohair Princes I for Cloaks. JOHN COCKE & CO Nov 5 UJOU ST ED C A PS.—Wc have o„ hand an extensive Stock ol W OR8TED CAPS for La tlies and Children, which will he sold cheap. Nov 5 JOHN COCKE St CO. IJIJN DRIES - .00 Reams W-^pp^Tg pa”p^ O 2<> boxes Candles, “ Hull's Patent,” K ’ It) boxes assorted Teas, 10 boxes Chocolate 20 dozen painted and varnished Buckets, * 10 do Brushes, 20 do Brooms, 200 bags Table Salt, 10 qr casks Sweet Malaga Wine, 15 kesrs Ssleratua, 20 boxes Adams' Wax Candles. 125 bags RioCi.ff •, 15 baskets Olive Oil, Indigo, Pepper, All«piVr Fancy '“•••ap, &c., receiving and momently cxiiert* etl. lor sale by JOSlAH WILLS? ^oV ® , Commerce street.