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ing wepin intil gooms, mate for hush for breakfast. Says 1 —' docthur, tbund« r and blood—for ine mouth was full of blood, what in ye aft her ? D'ye want to make an anutouiy of u living cralhur, ye grave robber ye V * Sit still, says ne —jamming something like a cork mouth,and cut nought butcowld if it w the devil screw intil me jowl, nnd twisting the very «owl out of enuse the niurtheriug lliufe held me down with his knee, and the gripe of his i 1 sale still be in my lug. He tlnn gnve me one nwftil wring, hard enough to wring n wet blanket as dry us gun powder. Didn't 1 think the d ly of jidgemiiit wus come, tell me? Didn't 1 see the red fire o'the pit? I felt head fly nlf me showI der», nnd looking up saw something monstrous bloody in the docthur's iron— 4 le that me head ye've got there?' says I— 4 No, its only yer tooth,' he made an answer. 4 May be it is,' said' I, ns my eyes began to open, and by putting me hand tip, l found the ouiside of my face un, though 1 felt as if all the inside had been hauled out. 1 h id tnken a dollar and a half to pi y fer the operation, think ing it would be enough for a p« woman to pay ; but 1 thonght I'd jest him the price. So says I, 'docthur, how much may ye ax beside the throu ble?' 4 Fifty cents,' «ttys he; 4 fifty cents 1' says l; 'sure I've not been submitting three days to that tyrant of a tooth for fifty cints. Troth this same tathe nulling is not - pensive, and I'm much obleeged til ye, docthur.' Murgery.—But where's the tooth —yvr should have brought home nnd dipt it into suit and flung it over yer lift showlder into the fire, ye'll have ba3 luck u II the rest of yer life. Bridget.—The divil take the tooth nnd the bad luck too, if iver 1 think of it any more ; surv I've had enough of its company.— Post. •% -nchinff . ry REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY. TheSecretary first gives an account of the construction and equipment of Vessels at our Navy Yards, nnd the r ships and squad foreign stations The Columbia, a frigate of the first class, has been finished; launched, and nearly completed for sea. The brigs Dolphin and Porpoise have been built, luuched, and fitted for sea. movements of runs nt sen, and The frigate Macedonian, of the se cond class, has been finished, launch ed, and equipped for sen ; nnd she is now receiving her crew, ns the ship of the commanding officer of the South Sea Exploring Expedition. The two barks, Pioneer and Con sort and sehr. Pilot, have been built, launched, and so far equipped, receiving their crews. The store ship Relief, has been fin ished, launched nnd equipped, and is now receiving her stores. The repairs of the ship No.th Caro lina have bee equipped and fitted for sea, and i under sailing orders for the Pacific station. The repairs of the razee Indepen dence have been completed, and she is now nearly equipped for sea. The ship of the line, Delaware has been placed in dry duck, and her re pairs commenced. The ship of the line Columbus, hns also been put into dry dock, and her repairs commenced. The repairs of the ship of the li Ohio, have been commenced and et siderably advanced. The repairs of the sloops of war Falmouth and Fairfield, have been completed. The sloop of sehr. Gr. be ready for pit ted, and she i ;tr Nitchez, and pus, hive been repaired and equipped for sea. The labor upon the ship of the line Pennsylvania, has bee with a view to her she will probably be ready lor I; ing in the early part of next summer The steam vessel building at Neu Yorl a » far completed asto be ready for the reception of her engine» and machinery: in procuring which, there has been some unavoidable delay. Next follow8 a detailed state of the operations of the different squad r pna diying the past year, the coasts they have visited and the direction they have been ordered to take—all showing a due attentii tion of of our country There hus be force under the dore Dallas, for obvious n resumed, pletion ; and •h ■v to the protec commerce and the honor placed a la rge maud of Couiino India station, tusous, and the squadron there has rendered important services to the country. Every exertion has been . furnish as expeditiously us possible the South Sea expedition, but delays have occurred in recruiting seamen, and us departure will be delayed some time. Judicious suggestionsnre made rela tive to the Pension and Privateer Fund, und the pensions to be allowed to widows in the case of the death of their husbands ut sea, &c,j The several Boards of Officers for surveying the Coast—for examining the harbor ut Pensacola_for exami ning the gnus for the Navy, have alh performed their duty i tory manner. Mr the We ide to sutisluc Solomon's iinvly inrt-ntaf) imim boiler ls . "Pokon biylflV of, and his experiments are represented to have not been very satisfactory. a The Report on the whole gives a very satisfactory account of the affairs of the Navy for the past year and is favorable to increased encouragement to that*branch of the public service. WftJB BKLAWARÉARf Head's Hotel. OJfi.ce in High Bt. WILMINGTON. Murxinu, December 17, 1836. to l ye, TO OUR PATRONS. Mr. Robert Lamburn, bas boon appointed by tho oditor of this paper an agent to col lect moneys due tho same, and alöo to coivo subscriptions, &c. We hope friends will facilitate him in iiis underta king. " Our Leuisi-ature will asscmblo Tuesday. two weeks from Vulcan will find several inturustiiig urticlos under tho Mechanical head. The Sons The Siamese Twins, will hold thoir lovoo at Alexander Porter's Hotel, during all next ' 90k. Countv School Convention.—' The pro. coediugs ctf this Convention hold in'this city on Thursduy lust, will bo found ii paper of to-day. Pork. —Pork has fallen in tho Cincinnati market, Ohio, from Eight dol tivo ! Wonder if Nicholus Biddle's letton» has cuuscd this sudden re duction ? I A New Title.—T ho oditor of the Pub lic Lodger, terms hardware, or spirituous liquors, " The Staff of Death.' deserving title at loast, and it applied in all cosch. Tlli. is a OF Fa Wright Again. —Mins Fanny as she is Wright, called Mra. Fran cos W. Dunmiuo , illtcili|.lr,l of the Lecture in Philadelphia, uh prevented by a mob. Since Miss herself a better half, notions, she appears day last weok, lli Fanny has t.k. mtr.iry to her Jot be unpopular tin Clerk of Uni States Senate. Ashbury Dickons, Esq. lias boon,elected Secretary of tho Senate in tho placo of Waller Lowrio, Esq. resigned. Dr. Arnold Nauduin, of this city, didute. political friends present, which w toiuly ull lie could expect. se is the fin is she has re and war the opposing Ho rocniveri tho voto of ull hin Conorers hus done littlo, yot, nr tho appointment of Coinmittoos, which will bn i urlod ii L. Mr. H. Wise, of Virginia, made a speech last weok, in which ho labored General Jackson, and proved boyond a doubt by his incoherent ulcrings that a straight jacket will bo necessary lieforo tho close of tho session. aht i A Sim-posed Comet has been discovered loarn by tho National Intolligoncor, in tho Constellation Orion, 4 deg. north of B-dhguoso, and 30 deg. 30 min. wost friends at Newark, Telescope, plo whether it is really a Comet or of the Nubluie, occasionally mistaken for thorn-? of Bclatri Will with tho aid of their inform Premium.—A copy of " The Token," a sploudid American Annual, for 1837, will be given foi the best New- Y ik'b Address hundred lines in length, loss than fifty, for tho carrier of " Tho Delawarean," and joed or yoar's subscripti to said paper for tho second host. The i and line and be handed in, enclosed to tho ivelopo, bo icriis to be by A coin mitten of to bo appointed for that oilitor, post paid, in a sealed foro the 25th inst, und their and tostod literary gentlem purpose. id decided •h Thaiie. —Tho mooting called Saturday Evening h suit at tho Town tho propriety of forming iiyof \Vdining, ton, appointed a committoe of titlocn to re. II,,11, a Board of Trade for the ■v port properi scut timo, which he take at tho pro. ittee will report thoir proceedings tJiia evening, (Saturday,) at the half past 6 o'clock. This is a subject of much important; of this city, and evince their disposition sumo hy a general attendance this evening. tho citi st they will complish tho rge rela of for Burning General P, Patent Office, &c _In anotl part of papur will bo found tho particulars of unfortunuto occurrence. Tho loss is such, particularly in tho Patent Oflice, that novor 1» fully restored. It will bo leinbored that the President in his late to I in message strongly rocconuncndod tho prhty of eroding a fire proof building for •nidation of this tho su fibring Department. IU* Tho rial of Dr. While for burning tlio Troasury Department in 1833, come on tho very day the »bovo fire took placo— Phis is u singular cuiucidunce. George Poincenter, fo of, orly of tho Unitod Stales Bennto. while at Natchez, a few weeks since had put up at a new Hotel recent ly erected in thut city. On going up at night to his bed of tho up|ter stories, ho unfortunutcly opened, by mistake a door in tho outsido wall, and passing through it, pafoinont below, from a height of feet, dreadfully fracturing both his thighs, of them i severely injuring hiinsolf, that it uxpoctcd he would recover. instantly precipitated to the in places, and otherwise More.—S eve Wiu. H. Harrison their opposi rul of the Whig prints tion running tho " rforo" again, ground that it conflicts with thoir former opinions concerning the olcction of Military Chieftains the office ! " Whore you ganging" said tho Scotchman to Sawney, whom he found in his orchard tukiug fruit. " Bock again" said Sawney, as lie dropped his loud and scrambled the orchard in a sad prodicamcnt wull. Tho Whigs and tho sooner they got " bock aga ! n" into their forinor political faith, tho bettor it will be for thoir political character. a definition givon to tho science of self defence by Messrs. Burke and Owen, who give an exhibition of tho sumo at tho Thoatro, in Shipley street, this evening, (Saturday,) ut half past o'clock, with other entertainments. Mr. Burke, bolter known as Deaf Burke, will porform, in puntoinine, the celebrated Ve netian Statues, comprising twelve figures. His manly muscular frunio is woll calcula ted to give an idea of the formation of those who in olden timo performed such foals of strength as to astonish and surprise tho world. For further particulars see adver tisement in another column. " Boxian "—This it Nicholas Bid .e.—T his edehrated personago, well Hky Diddle diddle know President of tho United States Bank, is flooding tho Whig press, with ospondcnce • botwocn him and John Quincy Adams, on tho currency, in which prove that tho scarcity of money, the high prico of the life, See. huve all arisen from tho course pursued by tho Secretary of tho Troasury in trunsforring the public depositee, accord ing to law, and tho Troasury order calling for specie alone in payments for public land. Taking ull he says for sound reasoning it would appear to lie all tho fuuit of tho Sec retary of the Treasury that Whout is §2 a bushel, and money worth 2 per cent per month—hut taking Mr. Biddle's fo when ho prophesied that Corn would bo worth only 10 cents a bushel und grass would grow in the stroots, in tho your '36, if tho Uuitod States Bank w rochurlcred, wo find him such an Prophet, that wo place no confidence in his present sophistical urgumont concerning the ^currency. il : op i not false OUR OWN AFFAIRS. Wo would do vioienco to gleet reluming o friends for the many sub* fool* mg«, wo iliccrc thanks to additions that have been made scripiion list since Upwards of One Hundred have been re ceived within three weeks, and removal to this city. business increased in neurly tho portion. This hus far b, and in roturu needed all ahull endeavor talio pc to make 1 interesting by oh. from tho south by Mail, and also by paper turning lato iiiformati moans of tho Exp engaging tho assistance of of talunts as rogulur correspondents. jw shoot by For tho kind noli bruthrui of the press debted, and particularly so to tho conduct. ors of tho daily prints in Philadelphia_ Tho following from tho Ballini Ga Ctto, (a neutral paper,) and tho Republican, pub lished in the insert in order renders may understand how "Tim " is received by that Dolawi friends. distant The Dkliwarkan.— The paper formerly published at New-Castle, under the title of tho " N '•Castle Ute, has changed it«location and rse its nnine—but hus lost thing in interest. It is now publish Wilmington, under the title the bend of this notice ( i of e IIH •d i The first mber of the nyw series is now be —it abounds with pleasing and useful manner—its appearance i and tasteful, and altogether, it does credit to the Stute in which it is Print ed.— Gazette. fore •nt The Pel aw. 8 AM. —We hnve receive;! the finit number of the Dela warean, which is a continuation of the New Castle Gazette, published by E. E. Camp. Tho establishment has bee 'd from New Castle i_ Wilmington, in consequence of which the title of the paper has been chang ed. It is printed on a large imperial sheet, is executed in a very neat and handsome style, nnd is conducted inn very able und interesting manner — Mr. Camp has laboured zealously nnd faithfully in the good cause, will tiriue to pursue the s; t< COIl , . . , , political , and is entitled to, nnd we hope ceive a liberal support. will re POLITICAL items. 1 Mtmoiini.—The H™ L. F. Linn, (Ro. publican,) Inis been unanimously ro.oioctod U. S. Sonutor by the Lcgislnture of tlut Fknnsyl clianau, tho Senato of the United Stulos from tin . Tho (Republican) 85; C. B. Po 21, und T. M. T. McKern. 24. It will thus he ajority •—Tho Hon. Jamos Uu T sday last, •Hcclcil for Mr. Buchanan, . (Bank,) (Anti-Muson) that the Ropuhli joint ballot is 10 votos. Mississippi. —The Stnto Rights Banner, a Whig papnr, published der dato of tho 24th ult. aippi ho» gone for Mr. Va jority of about 300 votes. Maine —Judah Dnnah^fcbpublican) has Capitol, s that Missis by a been appointed by the Kxu#utivo of Muino, in tho rocops of the Legislature, to bo a Sonalor of tho United States, usiojiud by the ^Pïgjjation of Mr. fill tho va cancy Shoplcy. Massachusetts. —Tho Electoral of this State has boen given to Daniol Webster for President, and Francis Granger, for Vice Piwioont. Tho Whigs of Massachu. setts have too much regard for former prin ciplos U support General Harrison. They have mi thoir friends throughout Uio try, an iionest example to say tho loast of it. Virginia hue given hor electoral vote to Martin Vun Buren, for President and a Mr. Smith of Alabama, for Vice President.— This will dent by tho Sonate. Richurd M. Johnson will certainly be cloctod. Judgo R. E Parker, of Clarke county, has boon chosen by tho Législature a Senator of the Uni ted States, to supply the vacancy occasioned JjjLtho resignation of Mt^jgigh. Tho wus for JuVl^é Pucker,_(Republican,) 78 ; fur John rflS; (\Yhig,) S3 ; f„ r J u l m M. Putton, 15 votes. olcction of Vice Presi Ca&uva.—T ho Legislature of this state hnfo instructed thoir Eloctors, who Soi by that body, to .voto for . P. Mmgiiin, of North Carolina, re ■illy * n II® United States Senulo, for President, aid John Tylor, of Virginia, for Vico. TheylhuH rofusod to support either of tho Wi ndflatos of the opposition—and as tho Ropuilican party novor reçoive hor »Qto appointed allio result. Although position Std^, yet shu has thiiR independ ently decluqâ that neither Win. ft. Hurri Hqoi L. White, c peeled of courso dis. <v worthy of the itstuto for tho Presidency^.— st. Wm. C. Preston, (Whig.) J by the legisluturo of that slate, to the United Stutes Senato, for six yours from tho 4th of March support of i Ou tho Glhi 3-cloct Oiirft—3 state mot ' Bure. KIT Geiinfal Assembly of that tho 5lh ii t. Thoro is a Van jvity in both brunches, and eigiit joint ballot, which will secure tho elec ion of a Republican U. 8. Senator, in tho of Tfc time expires Governor Lucas is the Ewing, (Whig,) whose the 4th of March prominent can didate for that offico. Wo pcrceivo that Mr. Modill; a young gentioman of fine ta. lonts, formerly of this county, has boon elected Spanker.of the .lower house. 'Ii.:vi sottgfcfng t<> say in relation to the unir unfounded assortions made by 's political opponents during the late polijicul contest in that state, which shall enuoavor to pruparo in time for ;t nutzbar ■* Wo this gentle Parties.—F or the next House of Representatives there are 80 Republicans and 63 Opposition members eloctod. There will be tiore chosen until Spring, except three in Mfiuo, to fill vucuncics, and New"York çjty occasioned by a tie i lute contest. tho Electoral Elector* Elected. I j; I ? ee j* 3, Pennsylvania) Maryland Tennessee 1 MuHxachuHctju ill 10 15 14 8 lb-law Georgia Vermont New. York Ohio Virginia , Ncw-Jersoy, Rhode Islam! Indiana North CujiW. 15 Kentucky^ 3 U 10 7 42 21 23 8 4 9 15 Nuw.Hniiipslii 1 I. mi i.in.i 5 Alabama 5 Arkansas 3* Mississippi ! 167 73 26 14 inher of Electors, (exclusive of olect 146. Whole Michigan,) 291. Hoccssary æ Froi the National Intelligencer. DlKastroii* Conflagration. THE GENERAL POST-OFFICE ! AND PATENT OFFICE IN ASHES. It is Uh |io ordinary regret that we perforin the duty of annonucinnr t he destruction, by fire, of the Build ing in tl»b central part of (his city, which has for many years been occu p.ed by the General Post-Office, the 1 atenl Office, and the City Post-Of* hce, with nil important part of the contents of those buildings, including the entire contents of the two latter. Ibis calamity, great as it is, has long been reared by those old resi- ! dents of Washington who knew the combustible matter of the building. (Hie floors hying all of wood, and some of them not even counter-sen led \ and the custom of stowing fuel, not only coal hut wood, in the vault« durneaih tin fitst floor. The calami ty lias come at last, and affords the withiu four un sucumi demonstration, yenrs, of the utter absurdity arid im* providence of the structures to which the archives, records, and Govern ment accounts have been hitherto for the most part confided. The first alarm of fire was given by Mr. Crown, a Messenger, who usually sleeps in the room connected with the City Post-Office (the Post master's own room.) The clerks had been at work, assorting the Mails, until half hast two o'clock, when one of the persons belonging to the Office (Mr. Lansdale) passed out of the East door, and along the whole front of the building, without discovering any thing to give rise to a suspicion of danger. Not long after three o'clock Mr, Crown was roused from a light slumber by the smell of smoke.— Opening the door of the City Post Office, he perceived a dense smoke, without any visible appearance of fire. He gave the alarm instantly, first rousing Mr. Cox, one of the Clerks, who slept io n back room ad joining the Post Office, and who, coming out of the door of his room, passed along the whole of the long room with difficulty, through the smoke, hearing the fire crackling, but The watchmen in the body of the building, some distance from the City Post Office, had perceived nothing of'the smoke, until they, also, were a'urined by Mr. Crown. The heirrofthe night when nil this took pince being one at which the whole world is buried in the deepest sleep, it was found almost impossible to spread the alarm of fire. One ef the church bolls began to wring, but the ringer, not seeing nnv flame,, censed ringing almost ns soon as he begnn, and it wus a full half hour be fore the alurm bells were rang, and more than that time before an engine or a bucket of water could be com manded, As it was, the fire had its wny, and was at last seen in the vault or cellar immediately under the delivery window of the City Post Office; followed shortly afterwards by flames from the windows of the latter, and, within five minutes nfter wnrds, by flumes from the roof, the* fire having crept up along the stair cases or partitions to the top of the building before it broke From the moment of the flames bursting out from the lower window», it was obvious that all hope of saving the building was in vain, In little more than an hour the whole interior of the building and its contents were destroyed. The books of the General Post Of fice were all, or nearly all, saved, ex ertions having been mnde for their safety from nearly the first of the alarm; but n inns»» of papers. &c. belonging to the Office were s'.royed. Not any thing \v from the Patent-Otlice or the City Post-Office, the volume of the smoke preventing any body from penetrating the latter, so as to save any thing. As to the origin of the fire, it is impossible to say any thing, for thing seems to be known of it, except that it was in n cellar or vault, in which pine wood and coal were stow ed, all which were probably in a stute of ignition ligfore the fire disclo sed itself to the eye. We the more willingly forbear any conjecture as to the cause of the fire, since both Houses of Congress hnve tnken steps, through comrriittees, to investigate it, und in one House with power to send for persons and papers. Most fortunntely, the night was Im and comparatively se destruction of private property would have been inevitable and great, it occurred when the wind blew nlmosl a burn of vu I liable buildings must huve been destroyed. The means of the city for extinguish ing fires ore wholly inadequate to the value of the property nt stake, and the sources for the Supply of water for the engines are limited in their extent, as well os precarious, trust that the lesson wo have just re ceived will not be lost on those who hâve it in their power to apply the remedy. Of all the amount of loss of bei able to see nothing. t below. . 1 ." aved Hud the night previous, caue, several square We papers and property sustained hy this disas ter, that which is most to be regret ted (because irreparable) is that of the whole of the great repository of models of machines in the Patent Office The ly remain of that coli ulderiug ashes *d evide of the penetration, ingenuity, and terprise which peculiarly distinguish the descendants of Europe in the Wes tern World. THE CITY POST-OFFICE. We have mentioned in the prece ding article the destruction of all the contents of the City Post Office. All the Mails of the night nnd mor ning (including letters received by other Mails for distribution by those Mails,) except the Warren ton (Va.) und Port Tobacco (Md.) Mails, had been bt'Jore the Pire occur red. All the* Mâi4» received the pre ceding evening and in the night for delivery at this place were destroyed, ludfng, of course, all the letters for Members ol Congress, difieienl Offi cers of the Government (and Editors.) ! The transmission of Mails from this place will not, we understand, be for a moment interrupted by tliis catastro phe. ! BLANK CHECKS. A LARGE* quantity ■Im. for binding—'printed quality of paper—for sulo Hall, by tho Quire or Ream. of Biunk Cheeks a superior Stationer's SCHOOL COIÏVENTIOlf. At a Convention of the Delegates from numerous School Districts in New Castle, county, held at Wilming ton, Dezember 15, 1836, William Hall was chosen President, Thomas Robinson and Wm. Kennedy, Vice Presidents, and John Higgins and Jo nas Pusey, Secretaries. Forty-eight School Districts of the county were represented, and there were 123 Delegates in session. Wm. B. Janvier, from a committee appointed for the purpose, reported business for the convention, nnd the following proceedings took place. Resolved, That the establishment of Public Schools, in all the School Districts in this State, upon a pi that will be effectual and insure their improvement, is indisponible to the well being and prosperity of this State. The youth of this state ought, as their birthright, to have within their power, through the parental provision of the Government, the means of a good elementary education, so that none should be subjected, through the straitened condition of parents, other unfavorable circumstances, to forego the cultivation of mind requi site for their respectability and useful In this matter the public has as deep a stake as the individual. Resolved, That the encourarement that has been afforded to public schools in the school districts, has proved in ;y districts the pro vision has been entirely neglected; in several, attempts to establish and tain schools have failed; and in few, if any, has there been the .'Inch the public good requires. In all, the interests of common edu cation imperiously cull for ^nore effi cient support. result is occasioned by the long neglect of schools, in conse quence of which general carele in respect to them prevails. But the greater the heedle^sness of individu als, the greater should be the solici tude of the public respecting this sub ject, which none cun deny is of vital importance. Indeed, this heedlessness is a just cause of anxiety, ntliy can be removed nignnnt cure of the Government, in presenting sufficient inducements to excite to uction, until experience of the benefits of schools shall convince men of their duty und interest, to maintain them. < ■ess. suffkirnt. ery rin This ly by the be I" respect to raising money in school districts, for the support of schools, it is found, that if voluntary contribution is relied upon, the issue is abortive; nnd if taxation is resorted to, the district is disquieted by iiuensi iicss and compJiHnls, if not disturbed by discord and clurnor. In conse quence there is great discouragement, and some of our most substantial citi zens, very favorable to schools upon principle, refuse further co-opurtion in sustaining them, retiring before the difficulties. Under these circumstances, the prospect of our district schools is gloomy indeed, unless the General Assembly shall make them the object of their fostering care. In the state of apathy nnd apposition that will prevail, if greater patronage is not bestowed,'years must elapse before our people will lenrn through experi ence to appreciate them so ns heartily to unite for their support; and in the condition of education thence ing, a declining population seems to be the incviuiblo consequence. Near ly forty-one years ago, in February ITUG.the Gvneral Assembly manifest ed their care upon this subject, by king the provisicn that has pro duced the present school fund. With the scanty means in their power, they acted liberally, doing fur this import ant subject all they could, and evinc ing by what they did their high es timate of it. They who, with their scunty means, did so much, would have done more, had more been in their power. So much for the past generation. The present generation has merely essayed to apply the means which the past provided. But we have unlooked for •ans. Through the portion of this state of the surplus money in the Treasury of the United States, distri butable uniting the several states, it will he within the power of the Gene ral Assembly to make full provision for perfecting our system of pifulic schools. It is a matter of peculiar congratulation, that this accession to the public funds should happen after public schools hnve b' come the sub ject of general interest; and our state being divided into school districts, the wants of the people in this matter of vital concern are understood. We ;d ; \ye have before ■ans of ils full supply. The duty of the Stute to make pro vision, if practicable full provision for the elementary education of its youth, is universally acknowledged. They are its hope, the source of its growth nnd prosperity. Even in the monar chies of the old world, it hns become a principle of policy, that the state must provide for the education of its youth ; und this principle is i of execution upon a plan that receives the applause and oxciles the imitation of every enlightened people, much more obviously doestliis princi ple belong to this country, where the rights of man are so much more fully enjoyed, and every citizen having, his birth right, power to direct and control th.-» government under which he lives, should also.cpjoyas his birth right, means through elementary cdu of of the see our o course H< cation to qualify himself for the wise exercise of this important power. It is trusted that with the increased light, and the higher elevation of tho human character, making everywhere powerful demands in behalf of popu lar education, the public authorities entrusted with the w r eal of this stute, not prepared to give it up, or.see it languish. It is respectfully suggest ed, that no object can be more im portant. The demands of none more urgent. There is no object in furthering which the money contribu ted would be so generally and equally divided among the people. Resolved unanimously, That the* rnl Assembly be earnestly re accept this State's portion < ; quested to of the surplus money in the Treasury of the United States, distributable among the several States, nnd appro priate the clear income thereof to tho school districts in the several counties of the State, for the purpose of main taining nnd improving the public^ schools in these districts : the. Ge Assembly prescribing the terms they rnny deem just nnd adequate for in suring this maintenance and improve*» ■nt. Resolved, That n copy of these re solutions signed by the officers of tho Convention, belaid before tho Senate and House of Representatives of this Stale at their next session, mid that a committee of three be appointed t»> draft n memorial to be circulated through this county for subscribers. Willard Hall, Edward Tntnall, Dr. J. W. Thomson and Win. A. Mendin hull, were appointed said committee. Resolved, That there be a commit tee of five members appointed to at tend on the General Assembly to fur ther the object of the Con vent inti, with power to fill vacancies. For this duly Thomas Robinson, David C. Wilson, John Higgins, Jacob Alriclis and Jacob Fusey. were selected, to which Charles J. DuPont und W. B. Janvier were milled. Resolved, That there bean annual convention of all the School districts of New Castle county, formed upon the principles of the present conven tion, to be held at Wilmington on tho first Tuesday in December, nt 11 o'clock in tho forenoon. The the first Tuesday in December next, and that reports be presented from every District School to the Convention. Resolved, That there be n commit tee of Correspondence to consist of three persons to correspond with simi lar committees in thee and Sussex nu the subject of District Schools. Dr. J. \V. Thomson, Dr. 11. Gibbons, and Merrit Can by were •a invention to be ies of Kent •edings of this Convention be published in all the newspapers of the state, and in haudbiils, and that the Secretaries superintend the same, and distribute the handbills and memorials among the several School Districts of this Re sol ved, Tlmt the county Resolved, That this convention re spectfully recommend to the Legisla ture of this State, that the priueipu! of the surplus Ltcvenuu, about to be paid over to this Stale by thoGenerai Gov ernment be invested in such perma nent and profitable slocks us in their wisJom may seem The epedient motion adjourned to the first Tuesday of December, 1837. WiLL.-V.Rl) HALL, President Thomas Roiiinson, Wje. Kennedy, Vice President» John Higgins, .Secretaries. Jo iey, In Philadelphia, on tho Gih iust. hv tho Rev. Dr. Bruntly, Mr. Benjamin A. C zu-:«, of this city, to Miss Eliza Quinn, of tho former place. On Thun. Gilbert, Edw S.C. Alexander Porter, of this city. In this city, day morning Inst, hy E. W. > W.Taylor, of Chnrl*stou, , daughter of' Caroline B. Po tho 9lh i „ ... - . • by the Rev. C. \Y. Dennison, Mr. Perry Siirward Johnson, to Mrs. Kahaii E. Jackson. At New Cnstlo, » « „ 1,10 61,1 by tho Rev. S.W. Pr.'stinan, Col. John CL Gro. of Elkton, Md. to Mins Elizabeth R. __ 011,1 daughter of the Hon. Judgo Blaok, of the former place. r f m\ iff*] Port of Wilmington. Dkcxmbrr 17, 1836. ARRIVED. Doc. 13, Sehr. Suporior, Philada. SAILED. , S °h r " Crescent, Porrit, Boston, 2500 husliols of Cor;», 201) bids flour : Bui. tan. Short, Boston, 2700 bushels corn, 1600 ; Pioneer, 8purks, Now Jiavoii, 150 do, hhds meal. - toioÆ&b. iCU '' Phil " ,ol P l ' i *. Iiliîu mol? '' iup *' ri ' lr '-• Philad., 180 memoranda. Sehr J. M. Claytim. Barker, hcnco at N. * York Monduy. I. O. O. P. f V1HE members of tho Mechanics* Lodge n . ?' 4 ' a " rc, l UC8 tod to attend punctu ally at the Hall, in Wilmington, on Salur- 1 day, Docdnbcr 17th instant, at 7 o'clock P M. ns business of importance to tin? Lodgo will then bo transacted. By order of the Secretary.