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into Matamoras, the American schrs. L:onidas,
Champion, Julius Ciesnr, and three
others, some of which had been bound to:
ports in Texas. On the l*2th April, the lT.
?>. sloop of war Xatchotz, dein u.ded ti*e
release of the Champion, threaten:up;, if not
done, retaliation on the Mexican brig oi
war Farmer, then lying off the bar. Tlic
demand was refused, and the Xutchetz ordered
to leave the coast immediately. On
the next day the Xatchctz despatched a
note to the brig, erdering her colors to be
hauled down, which was : .. fused t > bo complied
with unless fired ato. Toe Xa'cko!/
then fired a shot over her, when sin- stru'k
her colors and was taken possession of hy
the Xatclietz. Tin: Mexican fort and sclir.
Bravo immediately opened a heavy cannonading
on the sloop of war and sehr.
Climax, which was continued for some time,
. * i i i
without doing any damag", except uy a sno.
striking li e Climax, ami producing a leak.
The Natchetz remained until the 13:h,
when she put a prize crew on board ihc
brig and ordered her to Pensacola.
LATCH.
From the Xcr Orleans Bulletin, of May 8.
From the following i iT '!!. e* i:c taken
from an extra sheet of ihe V. l.-sco llernkh
it will be seen that there is some discrepancy
as to the two accounts oft ie proceedings
of the Xatchciz.
Vclasco Herald Ofnoc, \
Fkipav. April *J1. 1837. ^
GLOIUULS XKWS.
On this day, the anniversary of the glorious
battle ofSan Jacinto, the L'nited Sloop
of war Natchetz, with the Mexican brig oi
war Gen. Urren in charge (as a pirate) anchored
off the Brasses Car. t8he recaptured
the sciiooner Louisiana and sent her
tr? V/m* OpImjk * sunk a Mexican
UUV/ (V IV * * v .? X' . . J -- -
armed brig and Schooner o(F Rrosos IS..
J ago; landed Fussed Midshipman llidgely,
who communicated *he above info-matioti;
upon his return on board the Xatchctz, she
<rot under way and sailed in search of the
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two brigs and schooner which appeared oil
this place Monday last.
We also learn from this source that
Tampico was in possession of the Insurgents.
A French lleet was off Tabasco
and Tamp .oidemanding indemn fixation for
the Forced Loan and insults ottered the
French citizens at Matamoras, which, if not
complied with immediately, san'shietion
would be taken at the cannon's mouth.?
The French have sent t > the West Indies
for the remainder of their 1 bet, with the
the intention of blockading nil of the Mexican
ports on tlic (Julfof Mexico, unless llic
above requisitions are instantly complied
with.
The schr. James P. Cain well, Xoyes,
from New Orleans, has just came to anchor
off the Brasos Bar.
Tiie celebration of the ftrst anniversary
of the victory of*?>an Jacinto, was got up in
a very iircres: ing style by the officers and
soldiers of tins Post. The manoeuvring of
the soldiers was scarcely inferior to what
might have been expected from the experienced
soldiers of the I nited States Army;
and officers evinced ski!! in tactics,
and dignity in commanding, deserving
the gieatost credit and applause.
A salute of 13 guns was tired from the
For, and of 2 guns from on board the brig
Sam. Houston* on the 'departure ot the .Natchez.
X. Orleans, 6th May.
Dates from Mexico to tile 6th of April,
received at the Merchants' Exchange, state
that Bustamer.te has been unanimously
elected President. He lias promised the
French admiral, who is now in Mexico, ev.
ary satisfaction, and will do the same tc
every foreign power that feels itself injured
or insulted by the late forced loan imposed
on all foreigners. lie further promises tc
make a complete reformation in the laws
of Mexico, withdraw the forces destined for
Texas, &c.
Gen. Brn o sent despatches o the differ,
cnt sea ports, informing them ol the cap.
ture of the Mexican brig of war by the I.
S. sloop of war Natchez, and requested
that all American vessels should be detained,
but the authorities would not act 0:1 this
without orders from the government.
Bulletin.
j
Pennsylvania.?The great Convention
for the Reform of tii*' Stare Cons itution assembled
at Ilurrisburgon Tuesday of tins
week. Every member bu; one was present.
Hon. Thomas S. Cunningham, late
President of the Senate, was elected President
pro tern, by 00 to Go. James C. Biddie
and Charles A. Barnitz. were likewise
elected Secretaries over the candidates ol
the Van Burcn party. Af'er some debate
on the propriety ot such a step?me in nority
struggling fur a postponement, as the absent
Delegate is of their side?he Convcntion
proceeded to elect a President for the
session, with the following result :
For Hon. John Sergeant of Philadelohiu
City
GC
44 J. M. Porter, of Northampton Co. G3
Scattering, 2-G2
So Hon. Jno. Sergeant (Whig) was elected
President by a majority of oyi:.' Mr. S.
did not vote. Mr. Porter voted for James
Clark and Mr. Sterigercfor Almon II. ReadMr.
Sergeant took the Chair, and returned
thanks in a brief and eloquent address.
An Anti. Abolition Convention assembled
at Harrisburg on Monday. Hon. Thomas
H. B tird, of W ashing;on Co.. was electee
President. It only adopted a Declaration 01
Sentiments, and adjourned sine die on Tuesday.
Case of Bronchotomy.? The lust Bostoi
Medical Intelligencer lias an accoun tron
Dr. Jewit, of St. Johnsbury, A crmont. oft
most interesting case of a child, three years
ot age, who swallowed a nail nearly twe
inches in length, the substance of which i>
embraced in the following abridgement.?
The boy swallowed on the 10:h of Decernbcr
an eight penny cut nail, broken of ncai
the point, and judged to be from one incli
and a fmi th to one and a half in
Nine days after, ilia child continue
cheerful and without pain, but had lost h
appetite and had a caugh, and experience
a difficulty of breathing.
Placing the hand over the region of the rig]
lung, either anterior or posterior, it gave
sensation like crepitus; to the ear it commi
nicatod a peculiar hissing and rattling souw
nei her of which could be heard or feit ov<
tiic l?:ft lung. These sensations wei
, communicated both sleeping and wakin:
y?f more distinctly when caughing.
T .e great ques. ion to decide was, wliothi
ii 10 uaii had passed into the treachea or <esi
I pkagus. Drs. Brown, Newell, and Span
i ding, all concurred in the opinion, that ill
nail had passed into the trachea, and wr
lived bellow the bifurcation in the right bri
noliia.
December CI. ail the physicians agrecin
; in opinion, ih? parents decided to have th
i child subnnVcd to the operation. 15-'in
: provided widi a pair of long and very sma
Ibreops, made expressly for the purpose (
soft iron, tin; could he bent to any desire
cure, silver wire, in loops, and all the varit
v ofies:ruincnts which it was thought poss
l>!e might he needed, they proceeded to th
operatio.i. On a table of convenient heigl
suitably covered, they placed the boy, iii
head being bent over a fold of cloth, an
t projecting beyond the table. From tli
! bloated s;ute of the neck, the smalincss (
' the trachea, and enlarged veins, the dircc
.ion of some being such that they coul
neither be avoided nor pushed to one sidi
I some two or three ounces of blood was los
l and one ligature had to be applied. A Ion
..lime was occupied in making dissect iu
* nnrt rtnnninrr tlm r?f wlihrli thfOft f
V..w _
four rings wore divided as low as possibh
Not expecting the nail would be forcibl
ejected, as may bo the case with ight sul
stances, a blunt probe was introduced dow
into the right bronchia, and he nail distinc
I v ili, at the deptli of four inches below tl;
top of the sternum. The doctor now trie
the forceps, hut before he could fix en tl;
. nail, the spasmodic action was so severer
to threaten immediate sufiication, and 1;
was compelled to desist and withdraw tli
, forceps. Again and again he tried t!i
long forceps, other forceps, the wire loo;
ecc. but tried in vain. 1 hs Alexander an
?Spaukling ably seconded liis efforts, an
more than once, and again tried with var
ous forcej)s and instruments, and with tli
like result. Nearly two hours had no'
Mossed since the bov was nlaccd on hist;
I t . .
bl*\ having been raised up frequently t
take his drinks. During the whole procc:
he made no insistence, and never cric<
though often threatening to tell pa if t!i
doctors would not let him alone.
The patient now appeared much cxliair
ted. and wc desisted from any further a
: tempts to remove the nail, for one hou
during which time lie rested and slept some
Repeated trials were again made to romov
the nail, but without clll-ciing the purposi
: and the doctors were compelled, most r:
luc'andy, to say they could not remove i
The medical gentlemen then left tiic su
fercr. (December tM) expecting daily,t
! hear of his death. On ihoGtli of Feburnn
Dr. Jewctt received a letter from Mr. Be,
don, saying, "The air ccascd to cscap
through ihJ incision in thirty hours, an
his breathing continued better than befbr
* * ' x j \ l / T
the operation. A now inc zum 01 Junuan
he had the appearance of having taken cole
' his caugh became more troublesome, wit
much phlegm. On tiie morning still trior
severe, giving a different sound from the
1 of any time previous; it was harsher, sharj
| er, and resembled the barking of a fox.:
I hastened to light a candle, but before
1! could do this, and return to the bed, Wi
' i liam savs, 'Pa, 1 have cuugiied the nail uj
I stepped to the bed with my light, and in
| streck of phlegm and blood lay the nai
j directly before his mouth, on tho pillov
1 i the head from, him. 1 viewed it attcntiv<
|. ly before touching to see if 1 could discovt
. any matter, (pus) but caw none "
Dr. Jewett states that he has since fr<
quently seen tiie hoy?that lie nppcrs wt.
' i and narty?and his caugh has entirely sui
J sided. Tne nail measures good one inc
and seven eighths; its weight 5o grains.
; i ,
A 3IISEU S PRAYER.
i Among many curious papers found af:<
John Ward's death, member of the Britis
parlimcnt for Hackney, there was on" in h
own hand writing, of which the following
a conv.
" Oh, Lord, thou k no west that I lia\
five houses in the city of Louiion, and Iiki
wise that 1 have lately purcliased an esta
' . in fee simple, in the county of Essex. I b<
secchtheeto preserve the counties of Mi<
' dlesex and Essex from lire and earihquak
and as I have a mortgage in Ilcrtfcdslm
' i 1 beg of thee also to have an eye of compa
' i sion on that county : and for the rest of if
' 1 counties thou may'st deal with them as die
' , art pleased ! Oh, Lord, enable the banks
' j answer all their bills, and make all my ciot
j tors good men. Give a prosperous vo;
age and return to the Mermaiu sloop, !:
, cause I have not in sured it ; and as the
1 hast said that the days of the wicked are b
short, I trust in thee that thou wilt not i'org
i thy promise, as I have purchased an csta
in reversion, which will be mine o:i thedca
' ! ofthat profligate young man Sir J. L."
This reminds us of die prayer of an o
' r>/-?ninintnnro. whoso family COIlSlStcd of
. ,
wife and a slave, one half of whom w;
' owned by one of his neighbors. After g
; ing througli with the form prescribed I
[1 his minister, he used to add the followii
. fur his family :
" Oh, Lord, don't forget to bless r e a:
my wife and my half of Pomp/'?Bel. J
i The Modern Robinson Crusoe.?Ti
i Boston Calaxv has the following notice
t James F. O'Connell, the " tatooed man
i now in that city, who resided eleven yea
> in the New Holland and Carolina Islands.
* James F. O'Connell.?We alluded ye
-; icrday briefly to this individual, and promi
. cd to And room for a brief sketch of his a
, ventures. The following concise accou
i: of some events of his life, is, we bolicv
: tVorn the New England Galaxy,
:d J I lo was seized, witli such of his compan
is ions as survived the wreck, by the Islanders
:d and all expected to be immediately slain
O'Conneli, in this dilemma, with ready wit
lit (which his conversation shows him to pos
a soss) being light footed, commenced ;u
j. liish dance, which amused the people migh
J, tdy. lie thus saved himself and friends
?r who were distributed among the variou
e j chiefs. Nutt is the native name of the Is
g, | land on which the wreck took place, am
j there O'Conneli remained, lie was sooi
r made a chief?and then it was necessary tr
>. give him cos!", hv the process of tattooing
1. j which is not a useless proceeding, but h
ic ' a history ofthe various chiefs ofthe nation
is | ?Tiiis is corroborated by tire appearand
). ' of the tattooing, of which every portion ii
i different from t..e rest. It was excrcisec
fr j by females, who bricked in a blue liquid wit!
I thorns, flic operation, as may be suppos
fr | ed was exceeding painful, but O'Conneli
j] j being a healthy man, soon recovered fron
r i*i ctlvorc. Hp uric then married to th(
(j { daughter of a chief, and has left two child re:
,m j oti the Island, lie tells us that Asccnsior
j, i Island is not, as has been said, one Island
c j but a group of thirty. Here is an impor
,f (tant fact. He savs that a trade could b<
t| i carried on with the Islanders which woulc
ls ! produce immense profit. For old iron
1C? i spike nails, trinkets, &c., turilc-shells, an<
jf I beach-lamar could be procured, which an
| exceedingly valuable. The natives ar<
x\ i very kind, if well used, but will steal iro<
from the vessels which visit them?and thei
u revenge for the unshment of this their hasrl
? generated the idea that they arc very sav
J i age, There is another important fact whic!
)r we should disbelieve, were it not that O'
: Conneii's explanation is so concise, clea
..' and minute, and his adherence to his owi
jm | statements so uniform, that every licsitatio!
I ?/-? w.Ar.mi'ju /-?fmn u-rmf nfTfrnm tViiU
j-j | 1 tlliU ? iiu nvui, Wii Iiviii A 1 % %,
. I to explore the islands around, many ofwhic)
IC ! were uninhabited. He found on some o
(]; tlicni Immense walls, 50 and GO feet ii
,c ; height, one within another, so arranged a
ls i to form the most complete defence. II<
,e ! describes his wonder at seeing them?tlia
IC | he concluded they could not be the work o
lC i man ; but pulled out little stones from tlx
i joints, which convinced him.
J | He has been ail over New Holland, ant
j ' gives an accuiatc statement of the Englisl
;i Criminal settlement. He has also been;
lC I slave in the interior of Asia, and lias beet
.|V i into the heart of the Celestial Empire, am
j within a few miles of the capital, (Pekin.
0 | Should he ever return to his savage home
;s j liis tattooing would be a free passport,
j j We understand that a narrative of Mr
e | (/Council's life, prepared by Mr. Weld, o
! Boston, is shortly to be published. It wil
I make a volume of about ihrcc hundrci
! pages, and we think cannot fail to be inter
j es;in?r, on account of the romantic characte
^ ! of his adventures, and his intimate acquain
0 I tance u ith tiie habits of people of whom, til
^ ; now, nothing lias been known.
;; I ^ -i
' [Fm;t the Chicago Commercial Advertiser.
p. j We learn from a gendoman Jurne
0 Kinzie, Esq. of this civ, who has just ascen
. | ded the Illinois river, that a most rnclan
* j ; '
|. choly occurrence took place on Saturday
,e i the 18th inst, about five miles from it
j mouth, where, through the obstinacy of th<
c captains of two steam boats, one of thci
. i boats was sunk, and the lives ol all the dec!
|. i passengers, amounting to more than twenty
h I lost, anh the freight and baggage eutireh
e 1 destroyed.
i Hi.I .t.?
^ X tllT UtlJ/UIIIl Ul HIU ?? I3V.UU3IU, IMIIV/II ???,
). then ascending the river, had repeated!;
_ 1 stated, that if ho should meet the Tiskilway
I land her captain would not give him aclea
|. channel, he should run her down. This, i
)t seemed, provoked the captain of the oihe
a boat, and he became as obstinately deter
jl? mined not to turn out of his course. Boll
v- boats met about 5 o'clock in the morning
at a time when all the passengers were i:
T bed ; and steered directly for each other tii
, within only a few rods, when ihccap'ain o
j the Tiskilwa endeavored, but too late t(
,]| avoid trie concussion, and turning a littl
. out of die course thus gave a fair broadsid<
I, to the ascending boar, which took her jus
1 behind the wheel, and she sunk in less that
{three m nu.es after she was struck. Th<
i firs' notice of their extreme danger, whicl
2r the cabin passengers received, was th<
jj,; screams of those below, who were drown
js i ing, and without even time to put on thci
js j clethes; they merely escaped by jumpinj
through the windows of the cabin, whicl
(-e j fortunately for them, had been compete!;
L>. j separated from the sinking boat by th<
:e ! shock.
~ ! Mr. vnd Mrs. (Iarret and Mr. and Mrs
j. i Pomcroy, of this city, were among tlio cab
e. | in passengers, and were saved.
| The captain of the Wisconsin is stale*
s. : ro have acted, even to the ladies, in a nit?s
ie | brutal manner, having put them ashore bare
;ll! footed, at more than a mile and a half fron
l0 | any iiabiiatation, and with nothing but thci
I ! night clothes on. Report savs that tin
, . men wore even worse treated, as he enden
2. j vorcd to prevent their getting on board tli
)U : Wisconsin at all.
J{ A large sum of money belonging to on
of the ladies named, had been recovcd suf
tf sequent!}*, from the ladies' cabin ; and on
[i) i gentleman was fortunate enough to hud hi
coat floating on the river, with his mone^
'j ! amouniing to about $ 1000, in the pocket.
a
.is | Wooden Nutmegs Outdone.? A shoi
o- time since, an animal called a Yankee ped
>y | lar made his appearance in this county, ofl
tg cring the people, just for comfort's sake,
' few pounds of prime northern strained hoi
id ' <'y. This article being scarce about bcr<
u. almost every grocer and many familic:
i bought and ate. It now turns out this sam
iQ prime honey is no'hing more or less than
of compound mixture of chalk, soda and mi
" lasses, manufactured somewhere up in Ya)
rS amount.?Norwich [Conn.) Chronicle.
s. The Duchess d' A was awakene
s. before her usual time one morning la
o- week, by her femme do chambre at Par
nt who informed her that a gentleman had a
c. rived with a letter of the first impor'anc
! w'-ich he was specially commissioned i
i- J deliver into her own hands. The Duchess
| got up immediately, and admitted the ines.
j senger. The letter appeared to bo trom
, | M. Allard, the chief of the Police de Surete
.; stating tliat an intimate friend of the Duch11!
ess, Col. P., had been arrested, and placed
. i in secret confinement* Tlie Duchess was
, j therefore requested to send him some mon.
s ! ev and a book, till bis situation could he
.! made known to his family, to whom, invas
j I hoped, she would make the communication
1 j with ihc utmost precaution- There was a
> i postscript introducing to her the hearer ot
, j the letter as the secretary of M. de Saint
s j Mars. The Duchess unhesitatingly sent
. i the money required, with a valuable book.
* j One the departure of the envoy, she set out
5 i with a heavy heart to convey the distressing
1 j intelligence to the family of tficincarccru'ed
colonel. Great, however was her surprise
. I on being admitted, at findingtheluttercheer,
j fully enjoying his cup, of chocolate, without
1 ! the slightest regard at past annoyances, or
? apprehensions for the future. The Duch>
! ess now discovered the victim of a device
11 worthy the* inventive genius of a Robert
, i Macaire.
I
, j " Get out and be stirring."?Leigh Hunt
j j says truly, that the best way to take care of
i yourself in the spring, and indeed at all times,
> j is to be stirring. All you need say to your
j friends (quoth he) is what was said by an ab2
i rupt but benevolent physician to the startled
? ears of a fine lady, "get out."
e " Well?I never!" exclaimed the lady.?
r i The reader knows the perfection of meaning
j implied by that imperfect sentence, "well?I
never!" However, the lady was not only a
fine lady, but a shrewd woman, so she "got
*out," and was a goer out afterwards, and
- ; lived long enough to benefit others by her exr
( ample.?Bait. Pat.
l ! _^JLL_
I CHERAW GAZETTE
1 WGO.XESDAV, JIAV 17, 1837'
r!
> | V1XXEIIto Capt. and
s j COM PAX Y.?The subscribers to the dini
: ner, and the jruests, arc requested to meet at
t j the Market House, at 1 o'clock, on Saturday
* j next, tlie 20th instant, where a Procession
D j will be formed by Major Graham, Marshall of
. i the ady, and move, escorted by the Cheraw
^ j Light Infantry, to the grove near the Male
Academy, where the dinner will be served.
1 j The subscribers to the dinner, are requested
j j to call on either of the Committee for tickets;
) which will be 82 50.
RICIIARD PIIELAX, 1
J. G. McKENZIE,
. I J). S. HARLLEE,
fj A. CLUE, \ Co mm idee.
U ! D. L. McKAY,
i W. J. IIANXA, |
J j JAMES WRIGHT, J
r Money Market.?No improvement. The
j distress is deepening and extending. We oc"
; cupy much space with the report of the
New York Committee, and the proceedings
,' on it. The docrired resolution of the President
^ | to persist in the ruinous policy of his predecessor
leaves no ground of hope for relief fro;n that
. quarter. The dignified and temperate char t
acter of the report and proceedings, must be
s gratifying to every friend of order and r?gue
lar government,
r i
j Suspension of Speck payments.?All the
I New York Banks,except three, have suspendcd
specie payments. But the bills of those
which have, will bo received on depository
s those which have not; which is an evidence
V j that they mutually have confidence in each
' i other as yet. Two advantages arc expected
1 ; to result from this measure?first, the Banks
can save themselves from insolvency?second,
! they can extend their discounts.
________
1 j JU* Latest Liverpool news, April 8. Mo'
; n<*y pressure without mitigation. News o
! ! W.e state of the American money market had
r not reached there\Ye
lcani from a slip by the express mail
from the New Orleans Bulletin of the 8th,
t ! that the Agricultural Bank of Natchez and
; or not. Five per cunt will be allowed on ?
them till the time of their maturity, and -1 j
per cent may be charged on all loans. Af. <
! ter the maturity of a Post Note, it* suffered j
[to be protested lor non payment, 12^ peri
; cent interest shall be allowed until payment;
! is made.
Damages for default of a bill of exchange [
drawn by citizens of the State on persons j
out of the State, will not be allowed, but all j
: domestic bills of exchange protested for non
j payment shall pay 5 percent damages. A t
; resolution authorizing tiie location of a j
| branch of the U. S. Dank of Pennsylvania !
i in the State was brought before the House; :
' . r'
I and after much discussion, lost bv a vote of
| 35 22.
I A bill granting flanking privileges fo the 1
i Mississippi Railroad company hns passed ,
the House of Representatives bv a majori- j
Sty of 31 to 13.
On the 27th ult. obstructions were found in ;
several places upon the Rail Road between j
; the citv of New Brunswick, and Rahwav, in I
i New Jersy; and on the same day two blacks, |
! a man and a boy, chimney sweeps, were taken j
' up on suspicion, and are now in jail upon con- j
; fessior. of their guilt. The man says the boy
; did it, against his remonstrances; and the
! boy says his motive for doing it was to see the
j cars jump!
A whole team.?Mr. Robert Ellison, of Bed- j
i ford, Pa. hauled last week, from Wheeling to |
| Zanesville, Ohio, a load weighing 10,(340 j
! pounds, with 6 horses. lie went up the river j
i banks and all the little hills 0:1 the road, withj
out any assistance,
j
New York, Saturday,3J o'clock.
United States Bank Stock is down to Od!!
[ This tells the whole story, and when a stock j
| such as that fails, and falls, and is yet falling, j
j the fact is, not only individual credit is gone, I
but Bank credit is going. We have got at j
! last to the specie currency. IT labor acconi- j
i modates itself to it, and it must anon, should j
| " experiments" be persisted in, labor will get J
I down to its six-pence a day.
i The last number of the New Haven (Conn.)
I Ilerald says: "Ten or twelve failures took
j place in tins city yesterday and to day, and j
{ several of them among our manufacturers, j
| supposed to have been the most substantial ;
.! in our city. Hundreds of laborers are thrown
I out of employmentf and many families who j
j were dependent upon their industry for sup- !
port, in a few days will not know where to
; find their bread."
Fatal Accident.?Mr. E. Thatcher, of Burke
' county, Georgia, was last week engaged in j
repairing the lock of Ijis gun, when it accidcn- j
tally went of? and its whole contents were
lodged in the body of his wife, who instantly ;
| dropped dead at his feet!
The train of rail road cars, on their pas- j
sage from Harper's Ferry to Winchester, ran
; off the track a short distance west of this I
J place, on Sunday evening last, while going at 1
j the rate of thirty miles an hour; by which |
accident much damage, we understand, was j
j done to the engine and cars, and the lives of
| the passcugers put in great jeopardy The j
accident, it is believed, was caused by the re- '
i 1 moval of the " switches" by some cold-blood- i
cd vidian.?I'rec Press.
'
From Calcutta.?By an arrival at Boston,
we have received Calcutta papers to |
j June 16th. A dreadful disas.cr occurred in
! or near that capital on the 12th. The particj
ulars are as follows:
I During the severe storm of Sunday eve- j
i ning, the lightning struck the magazine at j
| Dura Dam, exploding sixty barrels of gun- j
; powder, and causing infinite damage and loss
of life.
Quick Work.?How they do things on
Rock Riicr, Michigan.?Not long since, a ;
i young man reached a settlement on Monday, j
: surveyed his ground on Tuesday, built a house !
; on Wednesday, "got married" on Friday,)
: moved home on Saturday, and, with his wife, j
J like the rest of the settlers, went to church on
| Sunday.
I
I Melanzholy Casualty.?Three individuals
' Ciias. Moxtaoue, James Gasfxey, his step- j
son, and Fiiilip Collins, plasterers by trade
were unfortunately capsized and drowned. on'
Wednespay last, while on a sailing excursion
;ofFEdisto Island.?Charleston Cnurier. I
A murder was lately committed in a house |
of bad character in Charleston, in which it
{ appears Spanish Sailors were concerned.
: ma rr i e 1), i
In Charlotte, N. C on Thursday evening !
( the 4th instani, bv Rev. A. J. jjeavenworth, j
' Mr. John J. Duiilap, to Miss Margaret A. j
' Alexander.
! commercial record.
TRICES CURRENT, MAY 2.
! R*cfin market, lb 6 8
! Bacou from wagons, lb 10 11
by retail, lb 12$
Cutter lb 20 25
Beeswax lb 20 22
i Ra?g'll? yard 18 25
.[Bale rope lb 12 14
I Co Sec lb j 12$ 16
| Cotton lOOlbs\ 5$ 7$
! Corn bushel j 20 05
i Flour Country, brl 700 800 i
Northern, brl 1000 1000 ;
Feathers from waggons lb 40 4."> j
. Fodder. 125 150 !
| Hides green 11> 5 !
dry lb 10 j
Iron lOOlbs 5 00 6.70 !
Indigo lb 75 250
"1 Lime cask 000 j 000 i
| Lard lb 12}
1 Leather sole lb 25 2S j
1 Lead bur 11) 10
"Logwood lb 10 12$
Molasses gal 45 55
Nails cut assorted lb 8$ 9
wrought lb 20
; Oats bushel 40 50
1 Oil curriers gal 75 100 !
-j hunp 125
. I linseed 120 337$
' Faints white lead keg 325 425
Spanish brown lb 8 12$
! Peas, 87$ 100
; Pork lOOlbs 800 900
f | ltiec lOOlbs 400 500
| | Shot, Dag 225 250
,; " lb 12}
! Sugar lb 10 12$
' j Salt sack 300 325
5! salt bush 87$ 100
?i Steel American lb 10 16
English lb 14*
German lb 12 14
" , Tallow lb 10 12$
Tea imperial lb 125 137$
, hyson -lb 100 125
f Tobacco manufactured lb 10 15
I Window glass 8 x l!) 5dit 325 350
10 x 12 350 375
* j Trice of cotton nominal. Little brought in
^ 1 and scarcely any selling.
Clieraw and Waccamaw
Rail Road.
T;nn Members of Per. Dee erd Waceajnaw
Rail Road Convention, held at Marion Court
Ifouse, on the twenty-ihird of January last, ar*
informed that the Commissioners appointed to
cause the route to be explored, and to report rii
the practicability and expediency of the propo.
sod undort iking, have performed the duties com.
milted to them, and arc ready to make a report;
the President therefore, in compliance with the
Resolutions of the Convention, h is the honor to
convoke the members to re.asscmblc at Marion
Court House on the second Monday in June.
The citizens of Darlington and Georgetow n
Districts and of All Saints Parish, are res|?cct.
fully and earnestly invited to appoint delegates
to attend the Convent ion, and to unite wish their
fcllow-citizens in a zealous and energetic effort
to accomplish an enterpris? so pregnant with
benefits to cwrv portion of our country.
1). 8. JIARLLfcE,
Pres. rf Consentiun.
Rowand's Tonic Mixture,
PERSONS with Fe ver and Ague will consult
their best interest by applying to the
Aoknt at the Store of Mr. John A. Inglic, whero
thev can alwavs procure the above truly valua
blc medicine.
JOIIX WRIGHT. Agent.
May 17 27 3t
Sheriff's Sales.
On writs cf Fieri Facias.
WILL be sold at llie Plantation lately owned
by Diniel Nicholson, whereon M ilcom
MeLnid resides, on the first Twsdavin
Juno next, within llic lcg.il hours, the following
property viz:?
One Ox?four Cows and Calves and two
Yearlings, levied on as the property of Daniel
Nicholson at the suit of Mark Ilailey and Goodrich
& Webb vs. I) :nicl Nicholson.
Terms, cash?purchasers will pay f,;r v '
papers.
A M. I.OWRY, ?. c. d.
Sheriff's Office, ^
8 May, 1837. ^ 27 3t
a Light Ini'witry,
jl ATTENTION!
PTJARADE on Sjisr ?y next,
M JH. the 20th instant, in Summer
Uniform. Assemble at Lieut, n.
ant Long's Store, precisely at 10
o'clo It, to transact t'ue ordinary
Br?Tj business of the Company.
|fi] I Oil this occasion it is expected
\ I) y that every Member of the CoinpaKB
ny will attend punctually, as the
Corps is to escort the Citizens to
l!*1? t}ie (;roVpt near the Alalo Acadr.
emv, where the dinner in honor of Captain
Bluk-.ney and his Cotnpinv is to bo giver.
RICHARD PIIELAN, Captain.
M iy IT 27 It
Notice.
THE Subscriber has lately received his
Spring and Summer Goods, making his
assortment very good?consisting in part, of
French Linens, Russia Sheetings, (*raw Cloth,
and Printed .Muslins, and a general assortment
of Staple Goods.
Ho has also on hand a good supply of Groce.
ries, consisting in part, of White Java Rio' aud
Laguira Coffee, St. Croix and Porto Rico Sogar,
Molasses, &c, and a general assortment of
Hardware. His Stock is as large and well sc.
lected as any one in town, and he is detcrminto
sell at Iho lowest rates, and particularly invites
all his former customers and the public
generally to call and examine for themselves.
D. S. IIARLI.EE.
May 17 27 4t
Extensive Sale
OF
VALUABLE PROPERTY.
WILL BE SOLD, on Monday the 22J
instant, ut Public Auction, in the town
of Wilmington, X. C., the following property,
belonging to the Estate of William DoOgaU,
Esq., deceased, on a credit of six months, viz
RELS- TURPENTINE, (or
thereabouts,) lying ou tha
Wharf, and now in shipping order,
200 hbls. Tar, also in slopping order,
17 bales Cotton,
2.) lihds. Mulub.-cs,
50 casks Lime,
57 bags CoiTce, f
7 hhds. Sugar,
7 boxes ditto.
barrels ditto,
10 barrels prime Bacf,
2-J boxes Window Glass,
1 lihd. I,eaf Tobacco,
700 bushels Alurn Salt, (or thereabouts,
15 sacks Liverpool ditto,
And Lite balance of Stock of Ship Chandle.
rj\ &.c.
ONE HORSE, GIG, DRAY AND CART
?-t\Lso?
Household, and Kitchen
rtrp.NiTtJP.a,
Consisting of Chairs, Tables, Rods and Bed.
ditig-, Sideboard, Bureaus, Looking
Glasses, Carpets, &.c. Ac.
Also, on Saturday the 27ih instant, in the
Town of Fayettevillo, a qantity of Molasses,
Salt, Sugar, Coffee, &,o.
?ALSO?
On Thursday the 1st day of June next, the following
Property, belonging to tho same Estate,
viz:
Tho Schooner CAROLINE, threo years old
next June, copper fastened and copcreti eighteen
inches above light water mark, 180 tons, high
deck, built in this State of the most durable materials?Live
Oak, Red Cedar and Pitch Pine
?carries a large cargo, is a first rate sailer and
in every respect a first rate vessel, being well
found in every particular, and now ready to reccivo
a cargo, draws 10? foct, deep loaded J *
Schooner CALEB NICHOLS, four years
old this month, 163 tons, high deck, copper
frstencd, built also in this State, and of same
materials as Caroline, carries and sails woll. is
well found and in fir&t rate order, and now ready
to receive a cargo, draws 10 feet, when deep
1 loaded.
| Steamer WILMINGTON, not twelve months
old, also built in this State, of the very best
mitcrials, 1 25 feet long, 21 feet beam. 7 J feet
, hold, with promenade deck, has a horizontal
high pressure Engine of 80 horse power, 19|
inches cylinder, 7 feet stroke, 5 wrought iron ?
boilers 21 feet long and 30 inches diameter, ,
working John Kirkpatrick's patent valve. This
Boat was uuiit expressly for the shoa' water of
the Capo Fear River, and is well calculated for
any trade where large cargo, very light draft of
j water, speed and power, are required. She has
| proved a first rate tower.
Tow Doit PETER ROSS, 03 feet long, 1G
! feet wide, 3$ feet deep, draws 10 inches wheu
i light, six months old, and carries 100 tons.
; Tow Boat FAYETTEVILLE, 88 feet long.
16 feet wide, 3 feet deep, draws 6 inches light,
i and will carrv equal to 80 tons,?about four
months old. Both these Boats nave complete
sets of Tarpaulins.
Also, an open FLAT, intended for rcry shoal
wntcr. At
the samo time will also be Hired, a numi
bcr of NEGP9ES, for the remainder of the
I year.
O. G. PARSLEY, Administrator*
Wilmington, C. May 1, 1837.
56 tdst.
i
? ,
} the Planters Bank ot Mississippi, have sus5
pended specie payment. The same paper
1 states that they are both deposite Banks, and
2 that one of them has suffered a Government
- draught of $1-10, 000 to be protested.
r!
I i Virginia Election.?Two of the Districts
h represented in tlie last Congress, by opposiY
| tion members, have chosen friends of the Ade
t ministration at the late election; and two
i 7
j Districts, represented by Administration mem'
j here, have chosen opposition men. The Del!
elates. so far as we have learnt, the result of
1
cj I the election stands, as to numbers, is as did
it ! in last Congress"
l The New York Mercantile Advertiser pre1
diets that Ilcnry Clay and Daniel Webster,
^ will be chosen President and Vice President
of the United States, at the next election.
e Jose Maria Ortez Monasterio, 44 Senior
officer charged with the Foreign offairs of
e the Mexican Republic," has addressed a protest
to the " Secretary of Foreign Affairs of
e the United States," against the recognition of
? the Independence of Texas.
f ,
Judge Smith of Alabama (formerly of South
Carolina) having declined the appointment tc
rt the Bench of the Supreme Court of the UniI
ted States, the lion. John McKinley, member
E* I of Congress from Alabama, has received the
C *
n : temporary appointment from the President.
u 1 '
3,! A slip from the New Orleans Bulletin ol
s. J the 10th states that a "Post no'e law" hac
if- j passed both branches of the Legislature o
a i Mississippi, but had still to pass through the
)- | lower house, on account of amendment!
r. | adopted in the other. It provides that tht
i Banks may issue Post Notes having a pc
riod of not less than six nor more than thir
d teen mouths to run to maturity, which shal
st | he taken in payment of nil claims, taxes
is | &c. clue the State. No Post Note to be o
r- a less denomination than 20 dollars. A!
e, debts due the Banks may be paid with Pos
to Notes whether they have attained maturih

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