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Tiiree Days Lalor from Eurojirc; The. steamer Asia arrived at New York on Wednesday morning, bringing dates Irom Liverpool to Hie 18th ol De cember. The English Ministry was defeated in Parliament -on the 10th, on the House Tax, by nineteen majority. A council ol the Ministers was immediate ly helri, all the members being present, and tendered their resignation*, which Lord Derby proceeded to Osborne and Jai l before the Queen, by whom the resignations were accepted. PRANCE. The affairs of the French Empire were progressing quietly and satisfacto rily. The Emperor's departure for Berlin'is supposed to have reference to the settlement of the Zoll-Verein ques tion. The financial deficit for the year will not exceed 40,000,000 francs. The duty on cigars bad been fixed at 12 per tent. The Ambassadors of Austria, Kussi i, and Prussia had presented their creden tials. Prince Napoleon, son oftho es-King of Westphalia, has been appointed Gov ernor ol Algeria, and is already arran ging his administration. The French loss at the seige of Lag1 borat, in Algeria, was very severe. The Pope had expressed his gratifica tion at the establishment of the French Empire,and will certainly visit France to crown Napoleon. TURKEY. Great consternation prevailed at Con stantinople on account of the refusal of the Bank to receive the State paper, and the report was in circulation that the port ol Zablijnl on the Albanian frontier, had been taken by storm, arid t)ie Turkish garrison made prisoners, by three hundred Martihequans. The Syrian campaign is over, and Se raskcr had returned to winter quar ters. FRANCE AXD ITS ^EMPEROR. Late Paris letters furnish the follow ing items: . The coronation of Louis Napoleon will cost much more than that of Na poleon the Great, and consequently, than any public ceremony that France ever paid for. That of Napoleon cost -over two millions. The marriage will cost as much more, probably; and the birth of the heir,. il there is any, will, dpubtKs be made the occasion ol simi lar expenditures. The corooation robes are to exceed any other robes ever heard of, and 1 heard yesterday an in dignant Orleanist 6ay, "The creature libs had the impudence to have the crown jewels sewed in iiisimperial man teau." The crown, for which M. Lem onnier, the newly appointed court jew t.llap, hbe gnna In P?aaia In nhtain pro cious stones, is also to go ahead of any crown yet composed. A model of the foot of the princess Wasa has arrived, and has been confided to the imperial shoemaker. A model of the princess' hand is expected for the glove maker: and the necessary moulds for the corset maker, the bonnet maker and the mod iste. A daguerreotype has been handed to the court painter, and I am astonish ed that the likeness of the future Em press has not appeared in the shop win dows. By the lime she gets here she will find herself an old story. ?Many people suppose that the Em peror wears his imperial robes upon all occasions. These belong, of course, to thb rising generation,' who do not re member so far back as the other Em pire. They would be undeceived did they go on a fine afternoon, to the Champs Elysees or Bois de Boulogne. For there the Emperor may often be seen driving himself a two horse phiE ton. He is dressed in a heavy, shaggy, blue pilot cloth coat, with the ribbon ol the Legion of Honor peeping from his button hole. When he rides upon horseback, there is nothing in his dress to distinguish liim from a citizen or sub ject. He bows to all who bow to him, and 1 have never seen any one so ap parently anxious to salute and be salu ted. He catches at every thing that can be construed into a recognition: but with all his zeal he does not'touch his hat more than once in ten nods. Gentlemen on horseback pass him with ' out looking at him; and, as this is an act of downright impoliteness, you must suppose that the riders have serious lea sons for the commission ol such rude ness. ? ? . ? ? Australian Cold. The arrivals, of gold in England from Australia continue to be large. The Dido is reported on her way with 280, 000 ounces, equal to 12 tuns, worth fl yer five millions of dollars. Sever al other vessels with smaller amounts are on their way. The ascertained vield of the Melbourne Mines, to the 31st July, amounted to 53 tuns weight, or in exact Federal value to ?2j,312, 800; ami at the Sydney Mines to. 8U 500,000. A fin ther sum of?),000,000 is set down to Adeleide, South Austra lia, though taken the thence, fa the most part,by miuers from the Melbourne District. The aggregate, therefore, stands thus: At Melbourne, 53 tuns, $35,312,800 Sydney, 2(i do 12,500,000 Adelaide, 11 do 5,000,000 Grand tolal, 80 tuns, $1.2,812,800 New York city is one of the best taxed and worst governed in the Union. The assessment lor 1853 will exceed by nearly lilteen per cent., those ol 1852, und amount to the enormous sum ol fivo juilliuai and upward! FROM CALIFORNIA. Arrival of the ITncZc Snm. New Youk, Dcc. 29. The Undo Sam, from Acpitiwall, arrived at this port this evening.? Slie brings dutes ffnm San Francisco to llio 1st instant, over half a million in dust, ami 400 passengers. Her dust and passengers were bm't dowu to Panama I))' the steamer Cur tez.. Tlio Ftenrner CuliiWling and Indo pnnilencu sailed from Snn Frnncisco iihyut I lie 1st instant, having on board, ?52,700,000 in gold and thu California mails, hut they 'had not urrived at Panama"' in Jioie fur the Uncle Sam. The rainy season having closed, travel on the Isthmus was good. The mining prospects in the winter diggings were never so auspicious, and the yield of gold was largo. The death of Webster, upon being announced, caused great sensatiun throughout the State, and every de monstration of respect was paid to his memoiy. The majority for fierce was offi cially announced to hi 7,000. A terrible earthquake had occurred at Acapulco on the 4lh inst., and a number of the largost buildings were destroyed. The shocks continued to bo felt up to tlio departure of tho steamer. A mountain about sixty miles back of the city was sending forth fearful eruptions, and was distinctly visible from tho harbor. Some thirty build ings were destroyed. Very sovere shocks are reported to bavo taken place on tho Sth. Tho loss is estima ted at 3200,000. No lives lost. Unusual sickness prevails. TheQuartermaster's stores,at Camp Yuma, were destroyed by fire on the 25th of October. Business at San Francisco was very activo, and sales of flour, to arrive be fore February, were making at $30, and tif corn meal nt S20, and mess pork $50. Butter was selling at 40a 14 c. Much uneasiness was felt in Cali fornia, in consequcnco of its being re ported that Congress intends to break up the laud commission. The Indians in tho South were be coming more restivo. Capt. Goram of the ship Albany, was undergoing examination on charge of murdering bis steward and a sailor. Sacramento is nearly rebuilt! 1 and many of the buildings put up are sub stantial brick ones. The season's whaling business had proved very successful, more so than any pievious season. Fatal Railroad Accident?Narrow Es cape - uf President Pierce?hutant Death of his son?Mrs. Pierce with a number of Passengers, seriously ?injured. Boston, January 6. A frightful accident occurred on tho Boston and Maine railroad about noon to day, whereby the life of the President elect was greatly endanger ed, and his only son instantly killed. When noar the town of Aiidover,iii Massachusetts, tho train was thrown off" the track by some obstruction and precipitated down an embankment 20 feet high, turning a summerset and falling upon a pile of rocks at the bot tom of tho embankment. The cars at the time were filled with passen gers, among whom were Gen. Pierce, bis lady and only son, an interesting boy of 10 years. Gen. Pierce was tho first to extricato himself from tho fragments of tho car, which was lite rally smashed to atoms, and though sound in limb, lie complained of con siderable pain in his back. His son was instantly crushed to death. Mrs. Pierce received a number of severe contusions, none of which, howover, aro considered dangerous. Many oth er passengers were badly bruised,and the down train has just brought in six or oight of the wounded. The citizens of Andover weie assiduous in their at tentions to the sufferers. Farther Particulars. Jan. C?G p. m.?So far as I can learn neither General nor Mrs. Pierce was materially injured. I lmvu seen two gentlemen who wore in the car. The train was composed of a bag gage and a passenger car only. The exact causo of the accident is not de finitely ascertained?one of the axle trees is supposed to have broken. Tho cat went down tlio bank with a gyration which caused it to change the direction of the cudj. It is a to tal wreck. The littlo boy's brains were dashed out. Gen. Pierce took him up, but did not think the poor little fellow was dead until he took off his cap. Mrs. Piorce and the deceased son lmd been absent four weeks, on a vis it, to relatives in Boston and Andover. Tho morning was very cold?the thermometer pointing nl zero; a;id tho accident was doubtless owing to the frost in the iron works of the ill-fated car. A vov.vo girl only 18 years of ago and weighing 512 lbs, measuring 2 feet 4 inches around the arm, and fl around tho waist, is now on exhibi tion, in Bloomer custuma, at Augusta Georgia. The man that don't tako his county paper, was lately seen Hying to hold himself out at arms length by the seat of hispaute. Nnvs items, &c. Thefoundor of llio primitive Meth odists, Mr. 11. Bourne, is dead. The American Messenger commen ces 1853 with 200,000 snbacribws. A recent flood in Indiana and Ohio has done great damage to the railroads and canals. The number of new buildings erect ed in Washington during tho past'year was 654. Smith Philips, ol Accomac County, slaughtered two hogs the other day,one weighing 661!?the other 821!! Rev. Alexander Campbell is raising contributions in Missouri, for the Beth any (Va.) College, and moils with much success. A little son of F. N. Norton, of Wheeling, was scalded to death a few days since, by fulling head-foremost into a kettle of boiling water. Gen. Arista, President of Mexico, wrote to a friend that he was in pow er at the timo of writing, but he could .not say how long ho would continue. There are twenty Savings Banks in Connecticut?eight of which had de positos a short timo since to the aggre gate amount of $6,220,229. Health of Charleston..?During tho I woek ending 25th ult,. there wero 49 deaths in Charleston, of which 22 were by Cholera?5 whites and 13 blacks. It is said thai 140 members of the Virginia Legislature have formally re commended Hon. John S. Barbour, of Virginia, for a Cabinet position under Gen. Pierce. Tho Wheeling Intelligencer stales that a Suit of Colors has been presen ted to the new steamer Thos Swann, by tho distinguished gentleman after whom it is named, A Rev. Mr. Cumming of Concord N. H. has issued a parcel of flaming hand bills announcing the end of all sublunary things in 1854. He finds a number uf deluded followers. The worthiest people are most in jured by slanders; as wo usually find that to be the best fruit which the birds have been pecking it. EF"Fashionable society has gene rally but two faults?first, in being hollow headed, and secondly, hollow hcart'od Four hundred yoars have elapsed since the invention of Printing, yet bonks are not in circulation all cvor the globe while the use of tobacco become uni versal within fifty years ofitidiscovery. A mile a minute has heretofore been considered pretty fair travelling; but it is said that the cars on the Milwaukie and Mississippi Railroad make li miles in 12 minutes. A farmer was asked why he did not take a newspaper. "Because," said he "my father when he died, left me a good many newspapers and I have not read them through yet." Don't give your timo to every su perficial acquaintance. It is bestow ing what is to you of inestimable, wattb, upon ono wh.o is not likely to be the better for it. 'A new society,' says an exchange paper, 'is in formation, to be called the total Abslinonce from Physic So ciety, whose motto is to be 'Beef, Wa tor, and Benevolenco.' All its mem i bors are expected to grow fat aud Va cations. A Mother Throwing Her Four Children out of o Window.?A most sad and distressing event took place lately in the family ofH, D.Newcomb Esq, of Louisville, Kentucky. His wife, avery benevolent estimable lady, while laboring under a temporary de rangement of mind, produced by re cent sickness, had taken her four chil dren to the attic and throw them out of the window to tbo pavement below. Ernest, a boy about five years of age, was killed out right, and the smallest, a little girl was in a dying condition at last accounts.?The other two chil dren, though greatly injured are in a fair way to recover. The License Question.?At the re cent Municipal election in Lexington, Ky., the temperanco men achieved a decisivo victory over tho rum candi dates, their majority for Mayor being 273 votes ovor that of the opposition. Tho question involved in the contest was whether licenso should be grant ed to retgjj spirituous liquors. This is a most emphatic expression of pub* lie opinion.?Pittsburg Dispatch. Fire Crackers.?The citizens of Leonardtown, Maryland; are about to petition tho Legislature for an act to prohibit the sale of file-crackers in that village, in consequence of the scones enacted on Christmas eve.? Tho Times says that had not a drench ing rain been falling since Friday night, the probability is that the whole1 village would havoboen burned down. Slaves are hiring in Virginia exceed ingly high, particularly factory hands. On Wednesday at Petersburg, twisters commanded as high as $225; stem med from 100 to 110. Field hands are hiring for about the same asstem mers. Cooks and washerwomen brine I $60- I *~ On the 17th inslant, while two sons of tfavid Sargent; residing on the upper Paca, in Kanawha County, Va., were engaged in1 slaughtering hogs, a gun in the har.ds of one accidentally went off and shot the other through the hf ad, producing instant death. The Wheeling Bridge, A Washington correspondent says, public attention will soon be called to the remarkable conflict between the U nited States Supreme Court and the Legislative branch of the Government, in the Wheeling Bridge case. The Court, by a decree at its lato session, oiler a re-hearing of the cut, decreed that the bridge should be removed as an obstruction to navigation, or elevated to a certain height, and they allowed a certain time within which. the bridge company should comply with terms of the decree. Congress, at (he late ses sion, and alter the adjournment of the Court, constituted the bridge a post road, with a view'to save the bridge and decree. They undertake to legal ize what the judiciary has decided to be a nuisance. In February, the U. S. Marshal will proreed to execute the de cree, and summon a pgsse, and, if need be, call upon the President for military aid. The Governor ol Virginia, on the other hand, will resist the decree and employ the militia for that purpose. There is a clash of authority between two co-ordinate branchess of the gov ernment, and in which States are deep ly interrested on one side and the oth er. Whether Congress or the Court is to yield is the question. The Wheeling Gazetto gives the following glance at tho business affairs of that city, which shows that Wheeling is fast growing in import ance, and that hor manufacture are moro extensive than is gcnorally sup posed. " We havo in Wheeling a popula tion of about sixteen thousand, which is rapidly increasing. Our manufac tures now amount to over three mil lions of dollars aunually. We havo not far from one hundred and fifty mercantile establishments, and the usual number of mechanical and pro ductive shops. The flour seeking this market from the surrounding country will vary not far from one million bar rels annually, tho tobacco of tho sur rounding country passing through here to tho Baltimore market wKl not be less than five millions of pounds, and other products of less note in similar proportion." Tote of Virginia by Districts. The editor of the Charlottesville Re publican has taken the trouble to col late the Presidential vote in the Con gressional Districts of this State.?We condense it:? Districts, Pierce. Scott. 1 4,444 3,520 2 3,077 1,750 3 3,506 2,708 4 2,557 2,270 5 4,005 3,427 6 4,110 4,032 7 2,401 1,497 8 2,601 2.165 9 4,893 5,370 10 6,393 4,194 11 7,952 4,804 12 5,606 4,334 13 5,010 3,278 14 7,989 7,095 15 7,828 5,675 72,413 57,132 57,132 Pierce's maj. 15,281 Popular vote for President. The official and unofficial vote in every State of tbo Union, with the exception of five, aro received, and estimating the majorities iu these, the aggregates are as follows: 1852. 184S. Pierce, 1,435,559, Scott, 1,244,736, Hule, 144,769, Cass, 1,223,795 Taylor,1,362,242 V. Buren.291,378 Pierce, over Scott, 190,823 ; over Scott and Hale, 46,054. Taylor over Cass, 138,447; Cass and Van Buren over Taylor, 152,93ft A severe thunder storm, accompanied by brilliant lightning passed over Whee ling, Va., on Christmas eve, and during the day, the thermometer stood as high as 56 degrees. SUMMAItr OF THE MARKETS, Wo make tho following Sum mary of Baltimore prices from a cir cular received by Messrs. Haymond & Fickenpaugh, and dated Jan. 1st : Flour,'$S37a85 50. Corn Meal,8362. Wheat, red, SI 11, Rye, 83 to 87 c white, SI 22, Outs, 38 to 41 c Corn,yellow, G2a63, Cloverseed.SG 00 white, 59n60, Timothy do,S2 50 Flaxseed, 8135, Whitobeaus,S150 Baron, Shoulders 8}, Sides, Hams, ? 12J, Lard, keg, 12J Butter, in kegs, 18, Gheese, 9? Cattle, per 100 1 bs. net, 95 50a6 251 Hogs, live, 87 60a88 00, [ slaughtered, 87 50. Dried Apples, 81 12, Peaches, 82 25. From tht Pittsburg Dispatch. Pittssobo, Jon. 10, 1853. Flour is telling tit 64,40, fur superfine. Wheal sells at 85 cts. per bushel. Cloverieed, 85,25 per bushel. Flaxseed, 81,10 per bushel. Butter,?prime roll, 13 cts.. Lard,-?No. 1 sells at 10J cts. Salt, 81)10, per barrel. Mess Pork, 67 bbls. at $19. Bulk do., market heavy, tending downward. Pig Metal.?Allegheny sells at 840 per ton. on time. Monongaliela, 840 cash. G retries.?10 hlids. new sugar at 5| c. 20 bbls. Molasses ?t 31c. 4 raoi, THE MJRKOB. " Praise where wc can, and censure where we must." MolmNTOVNrVA-. SATURDAY, Jauntily 18, i853. EASTERN AGENCY. . ID" Mr. C. PIEIICK, No. 46, South Third ?!., Philadelphia, iu one of our most obliging and attentive Agents. E. W. CARR, Third Btrcot, opposite th'o Ex change, Philadelphia, is also our Agont for that City. OTHER AGENTS. L>. M. AUVIL, Nontorvillc,]i Irhnur co., Vft. J. CALDWELL,-P. M. Kiagwood, Proston county, Va. Mr. BASSETT'S CONCERT. A Class in Vocal Music, who have just completed a lerra of instruction under Mr. R. S. Bassett, of Taylor county, gave a Concert ritjlbe Metho dist Protestant Church, on Thursday evening last. Tho oxercifos consist ed of Solos, Duetts, Trios, Qnartetls, and Choruses, which werd performed to thodelightof a very large audience Tho precision in time and tone, and musical accuracy generally,hith which the several pieces were porformed, elicited, as they could not fail to do, tho warmest commendaii ii},: while they provo unmistakeably t .af Mr. fi is a master in his vocation. In tho course of the exercises, the fact was demonstrated that (outh.atn very early ago, can he trained in the principles of Music, and maJe to un derstand tho subject. Sovecl mem bers of the Juvenile class, vho per formed alone, or in the cla?; abun dantly sustained Mr. Bassett'sreputa tion as a teacher of the youig. Ho possesses the dqsiralilo qualification to adapt his instructions to the minds of the pupils?to simplify, illustrate and rivet upon tho memory tb> prin ciples of the Science. Whon so favorable an oppij tunity is afforded for vocal improvement as that which we may continue to enjoy under the discipline uf Mr. Iassett, we would recomritend a proper,appre ciation jf it by our citizens. From the feeling alroady manifested on their part, wo doubt not that tveiy large class will enlist for anothtr ee ries of lessons in Vocal Music KjF' We are without any repiptof the great "Railroad Opening' at Wheeling, on Tuesday last. Ourr ad ers may look for a sketch of thedo ings in our nextpaper, from the pel of the senior editor, who made a \sit to Wheeling at that time, and vho has just returned at the hour of jo. ing to press?having " seen the Ee pliant" entire, including a slight squ|it at its drunk ! tjf We have nothing lato or intJ esting from Congress or our Stafc Legislature. Letter writers at Wash ington speak of tho increased zca with which Congressmen havo " gone to work since tho Holidays," but we cannot see it in the published accounts of their deliberations, as yet. The heavy rain of Wednesday night has brought tho river up to very pleasant boating stage. The packet, R. H. Lindsev, the only boat now running between thisportand Browns ville, came up on Thursday, discharg ed a small lot of freight, and left on Friday morning, with anumber of pas sengers. The LindsBy has boon ma king very regular trips this winter, when tho river has been boatable.? Capt. Gaskill will always be on hand at the time. .?? - Western Lunatic Asylum. Tho"following paragraph, which wo copy from the Parkorsburg Nows, is compiled from tho twenty-fifth Annu al Report of the President and Direc tory of tho Western Lunatic Asylum, for 1852: "The number of patients in tho Asylum lit tho commencement of the year, was 312; the number admitted during tho year was 126; discharged, eloped and died, during the year, 9?; leaving 330 occupants at the close of the year. Of these, by fur the largest number wero mado lunatics by ill health, and derangement oftho'sys torn; thrrty-ono wero crazod by in teraporanco; twenty-four by religion excitoment; fourtoon by disappointci love; ten by hard study; seven by tho use of tobacco, and three by sheer la ziness. Wood county has furnishej five inmates, and Wirt county one.-f Ab a conclusive proof of tho groat im portance to the public weal which this institution possesses, wo havo only lo state, that during tho last year, pifti' one lunaticshavebecomo sane through the treatment there practised, and are now restored to tlioir firo-sides anil friends. [y Tho weather is cold and cloudy, with a littlo enow occasionally. i FOIt THE NEW VKilk. Glcmion's Pictorial Drawing-Boom Companion.?This brilliantly-illumin ed weekly journnl 1ms just comiY)iMt? ed 11 new volume, and is certainly 11 most superb and elegant ulliiir, in lliu way of literature and nit. Among n largo numbdt^'rif most llenulifiil* ntul artistic engravings, is a lino allegorical picture, by Billings, of llie inorning.i'f Now Year. , An ^Itibnmlc .design il lustrating the subject of Autngrnpli* and Writing, from tlie earliest period of tlio world,?a most original and to markublo feature of.the Pictorial, to | bo followed by a series of numbers upon iliissubject. An allegorical pic ture of tlio Gulden Fleece. A Win tor Scene in Russia, with the peculiar mode of travelling illustrated. A fine equestrian picture of Count D'Orsny. A representation of Thorn's piece of sculpturo, known as Old Mortality, in Laurel Hill Cemotory. A magnifi cent., laVge and original picturo of the Crystal PuIaco.NewYork,?the finest engraving overissued on wood in this country. Also amostcurious puzzle, tlio koyof which is a miracle of inge nuity. By turning and examinir<i this curious affair fivo hundred d. Vent objects are found, each subject, though complete in itself, still,' by cunning arrangomont, forming parts of anoth er. The Western Military Institute, at Drennon Springs, Ky., is also rep resented. Among the contributors to this number we observo the namos of Mrs. I J. H. Sigourney, T. Bulfinch, T. Buchanan Rend, T. S. Arthur,Ma turin M. Ballou, Alice B. Neal, Mrs. M. W. Curtis, Ben: Perloy Pooro, A.J. H. Duganne, Francis A. Duriv age, Alice Caroy, Caroline A. Hay den, Phajbe Carey, Dr. J. H. Robin son, J. Hunt, jr., Neale Bornard, El len Louise Chandler, etc., etc., form ing an amount of talent nevor before embarked in a weekly journal. With all this array ofattractive illustrations, of brilliant literary matter and vast improvement generally, tho price of the Pictorial is greatly reduced. The terms per annum are 8.3. Single cop ies, six cent* each. For sale at all of the periodical depots in the U. Stales. DEMOCRATIC MEETING. A meeting' of tho Democracy will ho held in Morgantown, on Monday, the 24th inst., (Court dsy^to appoint delegates to represent tlio 2d'?*6tiict of Monongalia, in tho Congressional1, Convention. Saturday 29th, is recom mended fiir the various Districts in the county to hold meetings for said purpose.?Demi Republican. Ep"Vice President ICino lias gone to Havana for the benefit ofhis health His disease is said to bo consumption. TEMPERANCE PETITIONS. Tho County Central Committees, appointed by order of tiie Staunton Convention, will collect together all the Petitions in their respective coun tios send them to the undersigned State Central Committee, at Staunton jby the 25th of January, inst., about which time we intend leaving topre ent them to the Legislature. LUCIAN MINOR, S. It. TAYLOR, R. H. GAMBILL, PIKE POWERS, .J. CROSS, State Central Committee. I All fhe papers in the Stato aro | ipectfully requested to copy. tauntou, January 5,1853. Virginia Improvements. flio Intejnnl Improvement hills polling before tho House of Dele gats of Virginia ask for appropiia-. tioi amounting, in tho aggioguto, to S104OS.49Oj ..of which $8,-358,000 is rnibads, (allowing one million only to tli Covington and Ohio Railroad;) $3,15,300 to santils, navigation coin panis,&c,; and $924,600 to turnpikes, plan roads, roads and bridges. The vastlss of the amount, and tho varie ty oSibjects proposed, will be likely to dimt till appropriation of money for tin purjHiso at flio present session, if inded previous appropriations for .objects linvo left any surplus [tYeusury of the Stale applica [urtlicr grants. Important to Many.?We under Stand tlit the Secretary of tho Inte rior haireceived liom tlio governor of Virginit under the broad seal of tho State, ^document authenticating the full ami complete relinquishment to .the Unind Stutes of all claim- on tlio I part of tie Stato to lands on which (Virginia land warrants have hereto fore been issued. In lieu thereof, us soon as tie necessary preparations can bo completed, scrip will be issu ed by the Department of tho Interior. ?National Intelligencer. it Wild Call Some gpntlemen while out deerhun ng, one day last week, on the moun in East of town, came across and cap red a pretty good chunk of a wildcat. re leorn that the animal fought des ftrately, and succeeded in leaving his nark on several of the dogs before ho Wis killed.?Ilardy Whig. similu in the, ble to ?CorTe^^V"!/ " m , rVi,__Oii lli.e 8*?"r l)"?oro |?-r liirth Jl'P I"1"""-' ol M,'c "7 'LfiJvVrtd Uo.ril.m-to'toH (.110 (.1 Inn 1 consumed with tho house. Mr. J'lnrl" C and family "oro W'? "rou"cl the fiio. in "?"?'? log k.tchen, noa^ tho dwelling house., and ouo of .llm children bccnming sleepy was ctiiued tn tho dwelling ond laid upon tin; bed. When tho family wished toreltiothey stal led I? K" to tho other building and found it wrapt in flame?, *" ellort w^s mmlc to StlVO I'M 111 Mr. llnnman j? ???P ?f "ur ""^.It v dustrioiw citizens. His loss is Italy great. .i.v , . Only a fow days ago 0 man by tho noino of Wilsim, near I" Jopenclancc. i? this county, was cutting down tree, and his little boy seeing his MW er leave the house, started to f? b w ^I's'ee by a Into "Mirror," that you' have had another Slaok-water mee.. ing in Morgan,own ^?*? r^l*bSss8)R ,b0 v?68' l l ml i roud of his ..county ^fen'Vo'comras'ts our Coar^-Houso our people do not deserve a grain of credit fir energy and et.torp.iso. Yours truly, Calais. RICHMOND CORRESPONDENCE. Ric.utoNn, Jan. 4, 1853. De"r S'r Once more I take my pen in hand to address you for tl.o benefit ofyour readers,-to give you tho cur rent news of tho city. < Christmas was a dull day here, nnn was falling quite fast, ond tho weather old and gloomy out, though tho hoys attempted to enjoy it by finng pop crackei s and torpedos. New Year's day was cpi.te unplcas iiow 1U ..?_,1,B109S tho streets were ant, also, 110 l0 l,0 hired and crowded With negroes ^ in Bcarch oT ?*Vnnoy fov presents; spending their ni?^ sc0 nml bo anil crowds desiriiig"T*? --viricli pro seen, throng tho stroetB, v. sent a lively aspect. 'X^risert This morning many werosurj# :,0 to Beef the ground covered with a whip v mantle of snow, which together with a little vain, made tile pavements very slushj and tlnpleasdnt to,walk upou. The Vice President's health; from last accounts, was still declining. Servants hire this year vciy high.? It is difficult to get a man fur common use fur less than S100. A good cook , SCO. : . Turkeys, not remarkable for their size, were selling in our.markot yes terday morning at $2 50 each. So yon see thot everything is soil ing very high hero. I will try to keep you and your readers posted up in city iiriws. Yours, vary roBpo'ctfully, Goi.n Specks. Dangerous Counterfeit. Tho Philadelphia Saturday Courier of January 8, says: " A dangerous counterfeit $5 nolo on the Girard Bank,appealed in this city yesterday. The engraving U most admirably executed, rivalling in fineness uihI finish the genuine. Thuso that we have seen, says a des patch from Bicknell's Counterfeit De tector. arc letter 15, of various dates. Tho filling is bad, the signature of tho Cashier beiyg poor. The paper of the genuine is a clear wliite, ovjiyel lowish white; tho counterfeit Far a ^ bluish tinge. The uppor ami lower margins in tho good note uve Cleaf and distinct, whilst ill the counterfeit, both aro blurred. Tho impression is paler than the genuine. The Wheeling Times loams that tho price of a through ticket from that city to Baltimore, upon tho rail road, will be but Boven dollars and a lmlf. | MARRIED: Or, Thursday- last, tho 13th iust., hy , Mr. Wii.i.iam Reedv to Miss Purmelia McVicuer, all of this County. On the 30th ult., by Rev. Mr. Pu rinton, Mr. James M. Scroqin, editor of the Fairmont Republican, to Miss Uretta M. Ray, daughter of.W.tn. D Ruy, of Preston county. E5* May this now lla-y upon his life cheer him up amid the cares and porploxitica o," an Editor's life, and, add much joy to his coreer. On the Gth inst., by Uov. Wra.Hur slie, Mr. Roi.ert Watson, of Kair mnnt, formerly of England, to Miss Marth a. Hunsakbr, daughter of Juhri Ilunsaker, of Marion county.