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INTELLIGENCE BY THE MAILS. I 1 Wisiiiwtoi, August 3,1843. C<miirrut<mal Reporting? Kmtuck v?Mr. Brnton. Heaven be praised, the legislation of the country does not alwuys How in a muddy stream of corruption. The scheme to endow the tw o party journals at the expense of the government, has failed signally in the House of Representatives. It was defeated in its passage to-day, by a vote of 86 to SO. The motion to reconsider the vote was laid on table, so that the measure cannot be recuscitated. 1 by no means oharge| corruption onfall those who voted for the bill, for its merits were little understood:but certainly a more corrupt nonatiro novAf ?? > o i r\ t rn/Li/tn?j in fhol I InilSf'. It was a plan to endow capital and to crush labor. I'ndcr 6uch a system, it wns impossible to expect fair reports ol the proceedings of Congress. If the design in reality be to spread intelligence among the people, the first step should be to abolish the postage on all newspapers giving reports of Congressional debates, and iu the next place, each house should have its sworn reporters?officers of the body. The argument used in favor of giving the reporting to the two party journals here, is, that the re|>orts would be spread among the people ; that these reports are now spread before the people at great expense to the proprietors; and that unless paid for by Congress, they must be discontinued. The answer to tnis is, that from the limited circulation of those journals, the people at large learn nothing from them of the proceedings of Congress; that their reports are wholly unreliable from their ino/irnrnrv nnH Knrrpnnpsuj' art si tViot ha/i au fli^v are, it is tfie only feature in them that induces people to subscribe; and that, therefore, |the reports cannot be discontinued. They have held up this as a bugbear to Congress: " If you do not give us the reporting, you will not be reported at all, and you will be consigned to oblivion and the House has very properly turned its back on their threats. Now, let some plan be devised for improving on the present system cf the Senate. The news from Kentucky represents Mr. Crittenden as running behind nis ticket, and the democrats as having gained on the last canvass Should the whig majority be sensibly reduced in Kentucky, there is no hope for the whig ticket in November. The time of the Senate during the whole of today and yesterday, has been taken uu by Mr. iienton (in executive session), in a tirade against General Kearny. It is really most charitable to the Missouri Senator, to believe that Mr. Hannegan's supposition regarding him is a correct one? that he is slightly demented. Such extravagance is unaccountable, on any other hypothesis. Mr. Henton has many line Qualities, ana his greatness of intellect is undeniable; it is, thereiore, that the unseemly course .he sometimes pursues, is to be x. the more regretted. Gat.viknsis. Wa^hixoton, Aug. 8,1848. Evening Memoranda. The two houses to-day have been engaged in miscellaneous makers. The Senate has worked industriously, but the House has been more occupied with Buncumbe and speeches for home consumption than any thing else. In the executive session to-day,the Senate made sundry military confirmations, and among them we are glad to learn that Major Gillespie, of the Marine corps, was confirmed in two brevet appointments. let, as captain for his bravery at Ciudad de los Angelos, in defending the place with a lew men against GOO Californians. 2d, as Major, for his courage and intrepidity at the battle of San Pasqual, three months after the affair at the Angeios, the battle of San Fasqual being on Christmae|day 1H4G, if we remember correctly. From Col. Fremont and others, it would seem that the Major was in all the battles in California, and behaved himself always like a Trojan.? Hence, he is fairly entitled to the honors ne has received. Gen. Worth, Col. R. M. .lohnson, Col. Riley, (of the rifles at Contreras.) and sundry other persons of distinguished calibre, were in the Capitol to-day. The President gave his last Icvte of the season this evening. In addition to the usual hospitable family of the Executive, Major W. H. Polk and lady, and Miss liucker, a niece of Mrs. Polk, were present. If we had any right to say so, we should repeat here what we have said heretofore, that Miss If. has to an eminent degree that happy faculty of inipqyting to her f riends, by her presence among tht?m, a sense of that elevation of mind and spirit, which only a woman of elevated mind and superior graces can bestow. As for Mrs. Polk, she is alike distinguished for her merits as a lady, and her virtues as a Christian. Her official station, so to speak, is maintained as every American would wish it to be, in illustrating the true spirit of the sex of this Union, blending together the attractions of refinement, the ease and dignity of republican simplicity?the hpspitahties of a social welcome, and the amenities of religion. For a religious inborn sentiment is a prevailing characteristic of the sex of this confederation, and to this we shall turn for our safety when all your constitutional compromises shall tail. A laige company was present at the Itvlt tonight. A few more days, and Congress will be thrown adrift into the political contest among the people at large. One word personally. An associate, in his branch of the description of the late democratic meeting here, sets down "the Doctor" as describing a series of curves at the end of the procession, and as singing a song out of tune. This was intended for Tun, but tne joke was too broad. "The Doctor" never describes curves, an i never sings out of place nor out of tune. Never in his life has he been reduced to the inference of this inconsiderate piece of wit. Satisfied that he has many friends who do not know him, he asks their insliilrron/.? in tlnn ornlint " vindication of f!l#? truth ot history." Respectfully, The Doctor. Washington, Aug. 8, 1848. The Catc of General Kearny?The Canadian Statesman. A rumor has prevailed ihat the Senate has confirmed the nomination of General Kearny. This is a mistake?Mr. lienton still continues to pitch into him. Yesterday he spoke in executive session for four consecutive hours on this subject, aad to-day he gave a two hours dose. To-morrow there will be an executive session, commencing at 11 o'clock, by agreement, .when Kearny will receive the coup dc grace. Mr. Calhoun has joined the Southern whigs in Kearney's favor, and the fight is warm. We observed in the Senate chamber this morning the Hon. Mr. Sullivan. President of the Canudiun Council. He appeared to view the proceedings with interest, and we have no doubt with satisfaction. Mr. Sullivan is one of the most brilliant orators we ever listened to?combining the eloquence of a Corwin with the profundity of a Webster. He is, however, confined to his narrow circle in Canada, and beyond its limits is unknown. To a mind like his. the reflection must occur, hojy much greater miglit be his path of ambition, were Canada joined tolns Union. The seed has been planted, however, and it will bear fruit by and by. Canada is not destined to remain forever a petty appendage of tfie British crown. Washington, August 8, 1848. The Bamburnrr$?F. P. ttlair read out of the Hunker Party?Reporting. It will be recollected that F. P. Blair (ex-editor of the Globe, the man whom President Polk threw overboard, the politician who has recently declared that his sympathies are with Mr. Van Buren and the barnburners), was selected a delegate to the National Democratic Convention, from the congressional district of Maryland, composed of Prince George, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel counties. On .Saturday, there was a meeting a* the railroad junction, of those who heretofore met as district delegates: and they unanimously resolved to relieve him from all obligation to^ju'pport the nomination of the Baltimore Convention, awB they recommend mat all the other delegating meet, and take a similar course. ?>o, you see, Mr. Blair is cast overboard. Jackson Hall, however, continues to he the head-qtiaiters of the democracy of the city. Mr. Jlives has contributed to the dissemination of documents to promote the election of Cass and Butler, and thinks the prospect of success flatteriM The House, to-day, it will be seen from the te;iort, refused to adopt a system of reporting, as was pioposed. r. WASHINGTON, August 8, 184*. 7 e Hvdton't Bay Company?Great Excitement? A Serum IIu meii?A Pint Uncovered and Revealed. It is a matter oi no'onety here, that the property 4 I i.,n II ml' I,'- , v (' north < if I'l fan r?tt ? - fw iNiirbatrd l"f a million of dollars. Hut if is 4(H worth ?- nnny cent*; the foris mid block- J L\ bouses are tumbling down and rotten, and wil[ soon be abandoned. Now, if this so-called property can be sold for so much money, it will be clear gain, and no mistake. There is a gentleman here, who appears to have no interest in the matter, i Oh, no! lie is liberal with his money, treats ac- ^ quaintances to dinner parties, segars, and brandy, i and urges with all the shrewdness of a Yankee ' the great advantages of making the purchase. He is ,-tiongly sus|?ected of being an agent, from cir- , cumstances w hich will presently appear. ] A few days ago, it is said, Colonel Walker, the , Private Secretaiy of the President, introduced this "disinterestedly*' interested gentleman to one of i the delegates now here front Oregon, took him to the room of the latter, and then stepped out and lelt the twain together. The giver of dinners opened his budget, and it is said (he delegate seemingly readily acquiesced in what he proposed, so as to draw oat tne entire length of his newcomer's yarn. Not having been in a clairvoyant state at that time, we were not present in spirit, but the conversation is believed to have been something like this:?That, if the Oregon nun would say that the worn-out property of the Hudson's Bay Company is worth a million of dollars, and that if he would impress this idea upon certain minds, he should have?we do not know exactly how much ! The Oregon delegate ordered the visiter (who was introduced to him by Private Secretary Walker, and then left with lain) to leave the room, or he would kick him out! Now, whether Private Secretary Walker was in the plot, or whether he was unaware of the true mission of his new friend, we cannot say; but we know this much, that the indignant Oregonian ent down and wrote a letter to the President, all about it. As the Private Secretary opens all the President's letters, it may be, that this particular one reached his hands. To be certain that Mr. Polk shall know something about this extraordinary occurrence, the Oregonian, when last seen, was jumping into a hack, and directing the driver to turn the heads of his horses towards the White House. These rumors and details have not got into the great body of the community; but, in a few; certain circles, there is tire greatest possible excitement. An effort will be made to deny the tTuth of the proceedings, and, no doubt, Mr. K itchie has an article already written, branding the rumors as "weak inventions," as a " base slander and falsehood." Put, if Congress were not on the eve of adjournment, perhaps an investigation would establish the contrary. I wish to be understood as not having been present to ascertain all that was going on, but I know much more than I am at liberty to reveal. Perhaps, in a day or two, I may give vou some further information upon this subject. Till then, my dear sir, Adieu. Baltimore, August 9,1948. The Election Returnt?Tiie 1 lings and the Great Unavailable?Irish Contribution Mcetms?Ma nagcment of the Southern Telegraph, <$*c. The whigs find a crumb of comfort this morning, in the election returns from the West, whils' they also have hopes that the Old North State will yet stand her ground. They accuse Henry Clay, as the cause of the defection in North Carolina, on account ot his not giving his support to the nomination ot General Taylor. This is quite laughable, and indicates that those who were stricken with the Taylor mania, are coming to their senses. Why should the endorseof the Great Unavailable be of any consequence to the "reat available. The friends of Ireland are to assemble to-night, in grand mass meeting, at Washington Hall, for the purpose ot raising funds to assist her in her struggle for liberty. 1 do not anticipate they will be able to raise much money, as they have been so often drained for repeal, that they seem to have their doubtsj as to whether any future contributions will be used in the furtherance of the object for which it was raised. The number of deaths in this city, during the past week, was 94, being a falling otl'of nearly 40, as compared with the number during the three previous weeks, there being but 50 under 10 years of age, whereas they averaged ?0 before. The telegraph line between Petersburgh and Charleston is a perfect nuisance to all who have telegraph business to transact. This line has been completed about five months, and, during that time, I do not think that it has worked, on an average, more than one day in the week. The consequence is, that not more than one despatch in a dozen that leaves this city for the South, ever reaches its destination an hour in advance of th^ mail, notwithstanding which, they refuse, in all cases, to refund the tolls paid for failing de spatches. Philadelphia, August 9, 1848. Accident?Abduction, 4rc. A lad named James Caahmire, had both hands injured, yesterday, by being caught in the machinery at Briggs's cotton factory, Frankford, at which he was employed. A serious charge of abducting a boy from this city is now pending here against the captain of an English vessel, who has' been held to bail to answer the charge. The lad was carried to Deniarara, and recently returned to your city on board of another vessel. A full examination of the case is to take place upon the arrival of the boy. Albany, August 7, 1848. Free Soil Meeting?Theatricals?The Cause of Ireland. On Friday night, a meeting of the friends of " Henry Clay and free soil," was held in ?he capitol. The place was not crowded, yet those who were there were very enthusiastic, and, in accordance with lion. Mitchell Sandford, one of the speakers, gave evidence of their intended opposition to Gen. Taylor, and their acquiescence in the nomination ef the Buflalo Convention, which they hone and expect will be Mr. Van Buren. Mr. F. S. Chanfrau closed his engagement at the Museum on Saturday evening, with a benefit, having a full house to see Mose. To-night a meeting of the friends of Irelund took place in the camloi. it was composed principally of the bone ana sinew of society, who contributed prelty freely the sinews of war. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved; when, after an eloquent speech'from Mr. Gaflney.'and one from Mr. llawson, $209 50 was handed in by the warm hearted and toiling sons of Krin; $1000 was subscribed at their last meeting. Harold. TH1KTIKTI1 CONUHK9S. first session. Senate* Washington, Aug 8,1848. Mr. Wf.rster. after an absence of several month*, appeared again in bis place in the Senate to-day. looking more rugged and etronger than when he left us. The morning liour was occupied in a series of miscellaneous bills, of a local or private character, an hour or two being taken up on the bill for the relief of the mohilf. ami) ohio river rail.roao. The bill provides the surrender to the road of the alternate, sections for six miles on each side. llr Breese. Mr. l.ewis, Mr. King. Mr. Westcott. Mr. Benton, and others, discussed the bill. .Mr. Calhoun supported the scheme. Mr. Bt tler was opposed to the whole system. Under the pretext of a railroad charter, or a plan to improve some river, you may gtant away, in alternate lections, the whole of the public domain Why. sir. I believe the Senator from Illinois, the other day, moved to appropriate all the public lands in the State to improve the Illinois River. Mr. Bri ' no, sic. Mr. Butler?Well, sir, what was it ? Mr. was to grant the alternate sections embraced within ten miles on each side of the river. Mr. Bun.ra?Well, sir, where is the limitation? What i* to prevent you granting twenty, thirty, forty, sixty, or one hundred miles in width in alternate sections ? All that is necessary is a pretext, such as a river, or a canal, or a railroad ; anil it's all the better if you have an indefinite quantity of swamp lands to | turn in My friend from Louisiana yesterday gave ' us a description of the swamp lands of the Mississippi; and. if we followed his advice, we should cede away some millions of acres in Arkansas and Louisiana: for it appears that the Mississippi not only < verilows the country going down, but that it flows up its tributaries and overflows immense quantities of land in thus flowing up. lam opposed to the whole system, sir of thus reding away your alternate sections for purposes of internal Improvements. Mr. i a i. ho us maintained that as proprietors of the enhance the value of the rest, as other proprietor? might do. Sir Nu.ra paid that this vu perhaps the proper occasion forgiving to the bill a truly national character, by an amendment, not tor a Slate, but for a national enterprise, and would move to insert, aa an amendment, the bill granting to Aaa Whitney a swath of land, siatv miles wide, from hake Michigan to the Pacific. for the building of that continental railroad. Ife spoke of the importance of thus opening the public lands on this route to actual settlement , Mr Bodi apk) thought it stran.'e. that it should be necessary, to arrive at the constitutionality of appropriations for internal improvements, to make them in the form of grante of public lands, and that these ' grants should l>e contingent to the charter. If corpo- j rations alone ran secure public lands the State of Arkansas will fall short, because all tho?e monopolies called corporations are in no very high repute in the I stale of Arkansas. > Mr Treat v was opposed in Into to the bill though , he should vote for every amendment which might ne ; proposed and especially for that of Whitney's rail- I road The Haltlmore platform declares that ( ongresa I has no power to enter tnlo a general system of internal Improvements, and yet gentlemen are iot o lucing j a g<m rai system in this device of granting a?ay the public lands. I Mr BriMK.iaa very spirit.'J maun-r contead.-J hat this was not a system of internal improvement* ; 1 bit CongrerK has the power to dispose of id make 1 ill needful rules and regulations respecting the terrin?y of the I'cited Ntatea. The power is expressly j [ranted, but there is no express grant of power t* :t, nake appropriations from the treasury for an iudiscrininate system of internal improvement*. Mr Tusr.v persisted in the unconstitutionality of ibis internal improvement system in the form of ilternate sections along rivers and railroads. You might as well take the money from the treasury. He had desired to see the public lands reserved for ao- h Lual lettlera. upon a system of graduation and reduc- > Lion that would secure their sale, settlement, and occupation, instead of being squandered away on lines 1 of railroads, crossing the country in every direction c Mr. Hskusk?The error of the Senator is in suppo- * sing that Congress makes these improvements. It does 1 no such thing?it only appropriates the lands ' Mr. Jonrstopi, of Md.?What is the constitutional difference between this and the appropriation of money? Mr. Bsfcse briefly replied. ' Mr. Dorr.LAst moved to take up the Oregon bill. Mr Kin<; appealed that, as the debate was closed, the < rote l>? first taken on this railroad scheme. Mr. Douglass assented. The vote, as understood, was taken upon an amendment making the same grant of alternate sections fer six miles along the right of way, for a railroad from i Montgomery, in Alabama, to Pensacola, in Florida. < Agreed to. i Mr. Nilka withdrew his amendment embracing the < bill rf Whitney's railroad. He would prefer not to j have such a large and national scheme affixed with ] such a comparatively small project as that ef this bill. j The bill was passed, 24 to 16. It grants the right of t way for a railroad and alternate sections for six miles | wide along said way on eaoh side of the public lands, from the mouth of the Ohio river to Mobile in Alabama; secondly, from Alabama to Pensacola. in Flo- 1 rida. 1 Mr. Johkion, of Maryland, moved that the Senate I go into executive session. I Mr. Douglass?Have I lost my right to the floor ? 1 The Chair?No, sir; but the motion for executive < session takes the precedence. 1 Mr. Douglass?Well I hope, sir, it will not be adopt- i oil But It was adnnted and at one o'clock. T. M.. the I Senate went into executive h ssion. After an hour spent in executive session, the Senate opened their doors and considered a number of private bills? Mr. Dickinson in the chair. Mr. Miles reported the amended post office bill from committee. And at 4 o'clock the Senate took a recess till halfpast five. evening session. The Senate ought to have met at half-past five, pursuant to recess at four o'clockj but, at six o'clock, there was no quorum present. Mr. Hannegan moved that the President enforce the 6th rule, which authorizes the sendiug of the sergeantat-arms after absent members. cask ok a roea widow. Mr Hunter moved to tako up a private bill for the relief of an old lady who was in great distress. Mr. King would require, first, that there should be a quotum; and, when this was obtained, he should insist on the prosecution of the business in its regular order. The bill, however, for the relief of Thos. J. C. Monroe, of the arr/y, was taken up and read. Mr. King asked the grounds to be explained upon which this bill is founded. Mr. Phelps explained. Mr. King otyected to the bill. It appears that Capt. Monroe died a natural death while in the service; and this was one of a clissof cases which might he extended to the whole army. We had aire idy gone on too far in extending the benefits of our pension system; and now, sir, we have the soldiers of the Mexican war to provide for; so that we shall have to economise as far as possible,to meet the actual obligations of the government. Mr. Hunter remarked that this was a poor widow ; her husband had died from the miasma while in the public service in the Florida war. But I think, sir, that opposition to the case of a poor widow, comes with peculiarly bad grace from a Senator in the position of the honcrablegentlemau from Alabama. (Mr. King is a bachelor.) (1 pledge the Senator, if he should be so happy as to marry, and so unfortunate as to lose his life in a case like this, I should do what I could to secure his widow a pension. Mr King. Mr. Phelps, Mr. Dix, and Mr. Westcott, continued the conversation for a short space, when the bill was laid upon the table school lands. The Senate then took up a House bill, applying certain lands heretofore given to Alabama to be appro- , priated to the support of common schools. Bill passed. [Crutchett's chandelier lit up ] " mexican boundary. The Senate next tcok up a bill for fulfilling the 5th article of the treaty of Guadalnpe Hidalgo, by providing that the necessary officers to run the boundary between the United States and Mexico, shall be chosen by the President, by and with the consent of the Senate, &c. Mr. Hanneoan moved that the salary of the Commisrioner of this boundary be $3 000. Agreed to. He next moved that the Surveyor be allowed $3,000, by filling the blank with that sum. Agreed to. Mr. Harxeoai* next moved that the blank left for the secretary's salary be filled with $2,000, so that that sum shall be bis compensation. These compensations are for the year. $50,000 being appropriated, in the Civil and Diplomatic bill, for the expences of this boundary, the section of the bill set apart for this purpose was stricken out. HOW Ml OH TIME. Mr. Wedster?When is this commission to meet ? Mr. Haxwegak?Within a year from the exchange of ratifications the commissioners arj to meet at San Diego. Mr. Webster?'There ought to be a limitation of time to this commission. It was said by Lord Chatham. that il there is no limit to suchc ommlssions, there is no termination to them. 1 think there ought to be a limitation to this one; and that if the business be not finished within that time, it shall be subject to a new application. Mr. Dit?Is ttiere not a limitation in the treaty? Mr. HArrwEr.AX?I think not. This is a joint act. Can we fix a limit to its duration? Mr. Webster?Why not? Mr. Haxxeoax?Because the appointment of the commission is a joint act with Mexico. Each party appoints a commission. It is a joint act, done by both parties; and how, then, can one party designate a limit to its duration? Mr. Webster?We have done it other cases, and if 1 mistake not. in the case of the northeast boundary; and. sir. I would suggest that three years be adopted as the limitation of this commission. Hr. Haxxeoax?Three years will hardly be time enough, and if we give them five years they will take it all. Mr. Webster?We ought to have a limitation. Mr. Haxxegax?Three years would not be long enough. Mr. Webster?Well, then, say five years. Mr. Koote?Before five years are over, we shall have to run a new line along the Sierra Madre. Mr. Bkiciit?I do niot see why the work could not be done lb twelve month*. Mr. Webster?Why, sir, a bird could not fly over in that time. Mr. Bmr.iit?The Senator cannot be in earnest. I think that the work could be done in twelre months. Mr. should say two years would be time enough. It has only taken that time to conquer the country, and we ought to be able to run the boundary in that time. Mr. Brioht moved two years as the limitation. The question was first taken on three years, and that was agreed to. And the bill was passed. MINF.SOTA 1 ERR1TOSV?THE KEORO qt'ESTIOW DROIT. II T llf, AND THE Blt.I. RULED OUT. Mr. Don.lass moved to take up the bill providing a territorial government for the territory of Minesota. He made this motion because it was not necessary that the bill should occasion any debate; the Oregon bill, he knew, would give rise to debate, hence he would not call up that kill. The people of Minesota were without any government except lynch law; and they were surrounded by Indian tribes. He hoped the bill would be taken up and passed. Mr Maiott?Is there any thing in the bill on the question of slavery ? Mr. Do; <.i a???Not one word. It is not necessary that there should be one word, for one half this territory is covered by the ordinance of 1787, snd the other half by the Missouri compromise. Mr Major?'There are three territories which are beforeStlie two houses They embrace the merits of this whole question, and when they are acted upon we can take up the separate bill. was ruled that the bill 1 had not been reported in order from the committee. Mr. Douglass and Mr. Bright insisted that it had been reported; but they were overruled Mr. Dot (.lis?To get over the difficult v. I now ask ' to report the bill from the committee. I)rrtired not to be in order. [So the territory of Minesota,lying alongside of Wla- ' consin, was on account of the negro question, as we understand it, ruled out of order ] The Senate proceeded to the calendar 1 or.oanr. ck.ntf.r. The bill referring to the Secretary of War. the va- j ltmtion of certain property destroyed during the Klorl- ( da war. which property belonged to one George Center. and providing for t'je payment of the same was ( taken up, debated for an hour, and passed. To show how a claim ought to be made out, we preseut the following Feheduleof the property:? On<- cot ten house, with ctton ginand gearing' implete, said building lieing fortv feet s |tiarc and two stories high $1,180 00 ' 1 *t< rehouse. with counter-, thelitis, and other necee-ary fixtures .TOO 00 i I ware and skin-house 1.10 00 t 1 servants' hall and kitchen 150 00 _ A quantity of dry goodc, grooerie.s Imrdwsre and rutlety, consisting of white and colored homespuns, < a- ' lit oes, blankets, woollens, silks, hate, boots and sheof, swear, codec, tea, tobaet o, fitnr, Ito. Jit . hoes, axes, T sogers, hand and rrots-cut saw s, iron pots and ket- t ties, knh cs and forks, pocket knives, raiors. scissors, ? tic. Ike 1,700 00 2tio dirssod deer skins, at OUeentssach ITU tW 7 otter skins, at $4 each id (?t 0 SI cow hides, at *2 each 70 oil |i I store atd counting house desk 15 00 | I portable de?k .... 10 00 I shotgun |i U I 00 24 00 ; I rifle gun, 40 00 (V library, roniiitlnft of Nirb "leon'* Ewyclopediu If >1. a lin'ettiid Iluine'e llietoriee, and about one hundred i oltimee of tniecellnneutis W'.rke ISO 00 (, I high-poet turned ledetead J' 00 ?I frnU.rr lied .'WW \ f|?innii;y rf bedding, pillowb, coverlid*, a 150 00 lot of booeehold furniture, MMbtiag of one mahogany . a table 25 00 other table*, at $10 each , 50 00 n inalioian} bureau Ii5 00 t i do'en H indeori hatri . . I' IKf do car b. Mom do 15 00 double mattreaa. hair W IJ' itiflu mote <jo . . 30 00 waah-atand. 5 00 fi let of tslde fuiniturc, onelming of cfo glaav a vure. knivet andf ike, ? onna, '?bU > I <l'.i?, and nap- ? tin 15* 00 lot t lutcli n i rt i> ;re, < "t?t .'tut o: f.oU, ketUre, .i . i iJ mill, ht It WOO ? mud ?t.,?* ,. ei thing 2**1 Ibe *t 4 ~enU . . ... H fJO ti I >t . mil t'irni ujtj..'i'a i'-> VJ a y lot * earin# appar*l,non*Ut<nc of coats. p*nt/.rcsU,fc ? 50 00 , trunk, containing abote 7 00 I 5.301 00 I ,100 TrOvm (rrttrs r>pei. at 12Vj c?n'i 137 '*) M IU. of at 23 ceutd |-cr lb. 71 30 *V.Vg) so ! I >ert if/ iliat the fnrexoing account is just ?ni ?nf. I (canopy, labnwry 1, less. O El). CENTER. aTAT laTica. A bill wan taken up appropriating J.VOOO, to be use I iv the Commissioner of Patent* in the collection of tatisticsot labor, commerce, manufacture*. Ifcc. Mr. Ali.en opposed the bill, it was just the beginling of a new scheme of expenditures; besides, the K'Uiinercial papers and periodicals of the country, dited by men who know what they are about, were the ' roper sources to which to look for statistical Informsion of the resources of the oountry. Mr Johsio". of Maryland pleaded for the bill. Mr. replied, and moved to lay the bill upon he table. Laid on the table. And. on motion, at half-past ight. P. M., the Senate adjourned. Home of Hepreacntatlvoa. itr ? Attn* Q 1 QiQ niinini.iu.i, nuj. a, s.u-wj. TREATIES Willi CHINA AND THIS OTTOMAN rORTK. Committees were called for reports. Among them rata bill from the Ccuimittee on the Judiciary, to :arry into effect certain treaties between the United Hates and the Ottoman Forte, and China, giving judical power to ministers and consuls. It was passed. 'According to our treaties with those countries, we have stipulated to originate a court for the trial and Minnhment of American citizens guilty of crimes, initead of leaving them to the judiciary of the foreigners ind the bowstring.] EXTRADITION. Another Senate bill was reported from the Cammit:ee on the Judiciary, to carry into effect extradition treaties between the United States and foreign countries (K.Dgland and France), and for the apprehension ind delivery of criminals. It was amended, by authorizing United States courts. State courts, justices of the peace, and special commissions appointed under the courts, to originate proceedings for the arrest and delivery up ot criminals escaping from one country to another ; and passed. [We noticed on the desks of whig members, copies of the " Life of General Taylor,"' printed in oerman, full of pictures, and with yellow covers. Old Berks, Shenandoah, and other sections, are to be supplied, without stint, with this kind of political thunder. M. Foussin, the French minister, was again in the hall, and was introduced to many of the c-embers.] THE CUMBERLAND ROAD. Mr. Sciikm'k, from the Committee on Roads and i.?uaib, repuneu a oui io surrenuer 10 me suite 01 Indiana that portion of the Cumberland roadrunning through that State. Mr. Smith, of Indiana, expressed the hope that there would be no objection, and that the bill be put upon its passage. Mr Ramsey moved to refer the bill to the Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union. Mr. Smith said, that if gentlemen wished to defeat the bill, let thctu vote for the reference. It lias been fifteen years since the government has appropriated a dollar for this work. Every man knows that the road will never be completed by the government. Give it to Indiana, and she will do it. The bill was passed. debates or com! ft ess. Mr. Ashmi n made a report from the Select Committee with reference to the debates of Congress. He explained its design. The people ought to know what their representatives are doing, and that can be done only by a prompt and immediate publication of the debates in the jlaily newspapers in this city. The object can bo accomplished in no other way.? One of the papers in Washington, (the Union,) as every gentleman is aware, has not had full reports this session. No paper, without government patronage, can sustain the enormous expense. The National Intelligencer has paid more than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for reporting the proceedings of Congress. When the editors had the public printing, they could wellfbear the expense. But Congress has given ont the public printing by contract. The committee ascertained from practical printers the cost of printing and other expenses, together with that of reporting, and it is ascertained that the expense will De seven uonars ana a nan a column 01 tne intelligencer and the Union; and this amount is to pay for reporting, setting up the type, paper, Sec. Mr. Holmes. of South Carolina, asked what the expense of the whole publication would be. Mr. AsHMr.f replied that the gentleman could make the calculation as well as he. Six hundred and eleven colemns of debates have been published during this session in the National Intelligencer, which, at an expense of seven dollars and a naif a column, would bn between four and live thousand dollai -. Mr. Holmes, of S. C., said that he desired to know what the system would coBt. Mr. Aiiimvs supposed that if the papers published twice as much as lie had stated, in order to have full reports, the cost w ould be perhaps ten thousand dollars for a long session. Mr. Fit suit said that he had understood that not one-tenth of the speeches delivered in Congress havo been published in the Intelligencer or the Union. The expense would be increased by the number of speeches, and also by the running debates. The amount can't be less than $,20,000 a year. Mr. Asiimun?Well, suppose It does cost that much. Mr. Tuomtson?It will cost $S6.000 a session. Mr. Ashmisi?Why, we give that much for printing documents, which are sold for wrapping paper. Mr. Kmbrek was understood to read an amendment, which he designed to ofTer, for the Clerk to employ a corps of reporters. Mr. Asiimi-k?I am confident that that plan is impracticable. Mr. Conn, of Georgia, suggested sever il amendments, striking out so much of the resolution as requires the system to commence forthwith, and dispensing with a pamphlet edition of the debates. He thought that a better plan could be agreed upon, vis , the employment of a corps of reporters by the House; but he was willing to test the method reported by the committee, with the amendments which he had offered. Mr. Asiimun said to the gentleman, that the design was to hold the proprietors of the papers responsible? a responsibility that would not attach to any other class of persons. Mr. Brodheao remarked that if a corps were employed, the reports would not have the advantage of being published in the papers in this city. mr. t oan resumea,ana rata mat since He had been in Congress, the debates on private bills hare not been reported; when they sometimes .involved very important principles. Mr. Schenck observed that, if the reports were made correctly, not one in ten members would write out his remarks. the wav to talk. Mr. C. Brown said that ten papers would not hold all that was said here. The only practicable way is to let the reporters make condensed reports of the proceedings. ( ' Yes, like these of the Herald.") Members must give the reporters the speeches written out, and let them conden?e them. Instead an hour's speech of eight columns, it ought to be cut down to half a column. Mr. IIoot said that he looked at this scheme as one to put money in the purses of the leading papers here, else they cannot be sustained. The resolution provides to pay for reporting speeches. Congress ought to pay the editors for publishing them, for no doubt they would lose subscribers by putting in so much reading matter of that kind. [Ha! ha'] This is a good job. He would venture to suggest that $100,000 would come of that resolution. It is to give the party journals a good sop ; it was a mode of giving patronage to party papers. He went for free trade tn reporting speeches, [Ha ! ha!] and hoped thatreporters would have the discretion to cut down the mass of what was here said. Members now wrote out speoches and scattered them broadcast in pamphlet form. Ho protested against taxing his constituents to pay for the reports. It la to preserve the true faith of the Baltimore Convention, and the true faith of the Philadelphia Convention. Messrs. Ashmvn and McClebnand said something, which was not heard by the reporter. Mr. Root repeated that he was opposed to giving this sop. There are other parties in the country, although gentlemen talk of the two great parties. When gentlemen can learn to speak like the late Air. Adams, and the late Mr. Dromgoole, then they ought to have their speeches reported. For himself, he had friend* amonir the reDorter*. who were L na? ?f a speech than he is. [Ila ! ha ! ha !J They gave it a more agreeable look than if it were reported accurately, precisely. A motion was made to lay the resolution upon the table, it was disagreed to?yeas 83, nays 85. Mr. Ashmur said that, as the vote was very close, he would adopt the suggestion of the gentleman from Ueorgia. The amendments of Mr. Cobb were thon agreed to, (given above.) when Mr. Kicilin moved to lay the resolution upon the lable. The motion did not prevail, and the yeas and nays were refused. The resolution was then, by a rote of yeas 80, nays }f>. rejected. Mr Boot moved to reconsider the rote, and at his nstance. this motion was laid upon the table?ayos 73. noes 61. rive Ml SI TEs' Bt'LE. Mr. T. Smith reported an amendment to the rules, :o suspend, for the present, that which gives a member Ire minutes to explain an amendment in committee. A motion was made to lay the proposition upon the able, but it did not prevail?yeas 72. nays 09 ; and the imendment to the rules was then adopted. BUNCOMBE, The various committees having disburdened themelves of the reports they had in possession, the House esolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the tate of the 1 nion. The question proper was the bill naking appropriations for the preservation and repair if the public works upon certain harbors and livers, ind for the survey of certain harbors. Mr. Cabnll ras railed to preside Directly he took the chai". About n hundred and fifty members immediately ushed out of the hall to their dinners, the hour of four Hill,, irrlcH U> vUm ... IIfi ?-l- I" ?W_I. eats AdiI to these, nod a* tnan.v In the galleries. Mr. Pi? aimoit, of Ohio, addressed a speech In favor t MpproprlationK for harbor* and the lake*, and in rely to Mr. Ki?h?r. hi* colleague, to alio* that the whig i the federal paitv. Mr. Pi imam, of New York, argued against slavery nd oiid that the North would prefer the dissolution of he t nton, to the extension of slavery beyond it* preent limit*. Mr Pii.L?m *r. of T 'xa*. went Into a brief analysis f the boundary between that State ami the I nlted it ate-. [Six and a half o'clock?the -un xbining into the hall, nd the chandrller lighted !] Mr. Hi ??os, of Ma?*achuaett* at seven o'clock, ,re?e to controvert the views of Mr. Pillsbury and of be President, on the boundary question Mr Kai iimam.of Texai. at eight o'clock, began to eply to Mr Hudson Never were proceedings more 'flat, stale, and unprotable." Twenty or thirty members only were in their eats. Here was one asleep; there another reading a iewspaper; athirdaras looking over the bonk of yea* nd nays, in frent of the Clerk's desk, a fourth putmg on his hat, preliminary to going out to buy ca .1* t ih>' ri'iih eHniwy in the bnvettieht; a 'fth arlt'ng letter} ?*?!!, wwHUngfrWtt' GMtUf ot the' Va.- to another: seventh. standing Dear Mr. KtuiTmin, and looking at bini talk A dozen momh-rs ware actually j quirt, and listened to the new question of IVxiu , boundary Little squads were. as u?ual, chitting near tLe windows in the lobbies; only one of thein I14.I a irgur in his mouth; the messengers Ailed up the wat-r jars anil put ice iu them; the chandelier was the prettiest thing to bi hold A young gen'lnn in, who had been admitted to the floor through courtesy. drew up his ch?ir D'-ar the bar. and seemed to be much edified' Ha ! ha About as uiauy auditors in the gallery a? there were members in their seats. When we awolte from our nan. we found Mr. lieu swell, of Connecticut, talking about an item ft $60 000, for the owner* of the AmUtad. whi^h the Senate put iuto the general appropriation bill. To this be wail oppased, nnd gave the history of the rise, ro that memberg may be prepared to act whuu the subject comes up. The Senate having adjourned at 0 o'clock, there was an accession of spectators in the galleries. Mr. Mullen, of New York, arose to tall. about the public lands and other matters; aud at past lOo'clock we left the eapitol. Nnvnl Intelligence. The U. S. tliip Jamestown, beaing the broad j pennant of Commodore W. Compton Bolton, ar- ' rived in I'unchal, Madeira, on the 10th of May. A I letter from an oflicer on board, suys:? We have been very actively engaged in cruising since our arrival on the coast, and our anchors have not found the bottom a dozen times, and then only to give an opportunity to communicate with the authorities on shore, or to supply the ship with provisions anil water. . We have been under weigh 154 days altogether, and at ] this rate shall be able to add a very respectable figure , at the close of u twelvemonth's cruise. During this ; time she has ploughed up some fourteen thousand miles of the ocean, and, to our mrprise. ha outsailed all the Drilish cruisers we have fallou in with. The following is a list of her officers :? Commodore, Wm. Compton Uolton, commanding African squadron; Commander, Samuel Mercer ; Lieutenants, U.K. Thateher. H. P. Harrison, Wm. IMI Gardner, II. C. Wat kins ; Fleet Surgeon. S. Rapalje ; Purser, 11. M. Heiskell; Aoting Master, Wilmcr Shields Lieutenant of Marines, Israel Greene ; Passed Midship men. win 11. Wilcox. Jnineii Armstrong, \\ in. tl. Murdatigh ; Mid.-liipmen. O F. Johnston. L. N. Kimberly, A J. Barclay ; Captain's Clork, G. W. Parker; Boatswain, John Hunter ; Gunner, Thomas M. Crocker ; Carpenter, Henry Lowry. Annexed is the list of officers attached to the U. S. sloop of war St. Louis, bound to the Brazil station:? Harrison H. Cocke, Esq , Commander; John L. Ring, J. R. M. Mullony, Wm. L. Blauton, Joshua D. Todd, Lieutenants; John F. Steele. Purser; S. Wilson Kellogg, Acting Surgeon ; Thomas L. Dai ce, Acting .Master; John Ward, Assistant Surgeon; Charles Latimer. Wm. C. West. John P. Jones, Passed Midshipmen; W. A. Wearer, C. H. Green, AT. H Lyne, S. P. Prickett, D. J. C. Whitthorne, Acting Midshipmen; J. Harrison, Captain's Clerk; C. Woodland. Boatswain; E. Ross. Gunner; i). James, Carpenter; 8. Tatem, Sail maker; C. H. Leistner, Surgeon's Steward; John Ferguson, Yeoman; AV. J. Willeford, Purser's Steward. Passengers?Purser K. Fitxgerald, IT. S. frigate Brandywine; Mrs. Todd, two children, and servant; Mrs. Ferguson. Officers ordered to the U. S. frigate St. Lawrence :? Hiram Paulding, Esq.. Captain; Henry K. HotT. AYm. R. Taylor, Charles C Barton, Francis B. Renshaw, Edmund Lanier. Joseph H. Adams, Lieutenants; Francis B. Stockton, Purser; George Clymer. Surgeon; John O. C Barclay, Pussed Assistant Surgeon; William F. ] Carrington. Assistant Surgeon; Benjamin Brooke, Lt. Of Marines. The Railroad to the Pncliic. Mr. Editoii :? The Senate, which on the 29th refused to entertain Mr. AVhitney's project of a railroad to the Pacific, passed an appropriation of $30,000 on Saturday last, for an exploration by Lieutenaut Colonel Fremont of the country between the Mississippi and the great AVestern ocean, for the purpose of ascertaining the j best route for such an enterprise on the part of tho government. This favors the national enterprise pro- i posed by Mr. Wilkes of this city, and endorsed at the Chicago Convention, in opposition to the private ch-ran Mr IV" 1,1tniiv If 1? withstanding the overthrow of Mr. Whitney by the Senate, that the government has a due appreciation of the vast importance of a raUrcad to the Pacific. A FRIEND OK MERIT. Washington. D. C., Aug. 7,1848. James Gordon, Esq. :? Sin?I notice in your valuable paper of the 4th inst., a letter dated at Washington, signed " The Doctor," in which he remarks upon Mr. Benton's opposition to my project for a railroad to the Pacific, and also upon the project itself. Now I know "the Doctor's" good nature would not allow him knowingly to do wrong to ; any one ; but in the remarks upon the project, he has committed errors calculated to Injure the interests of the people of the United States, by leading them to i false conclusions. " The Doctor" says, " he has not been in favor of my project, because the road would be 2.800 miles long, 800 would pay, and 2.000 through and around mountains, chasms, ouverns, snow, ice, inc. Sic . and that 1 there is a better route up the Rio Urande to the Passo i del Norte, via Gila river, to San Diego." If The ; Doctor" had examined the reports of tno committees of this Congress, by which the subject has been thoroughly investigated, he would have found my route to be but '2,030. and not' 2,800 miles," and his other difficulties would have been diminished in a far greater proportion, witn a route more feasible than the one ho names, and through lands capable of furnishing (the only) means to construct the road, and through a country (except to a small extent) capable, with the road, of sustaining population. If the ' Doctor" had examined the very able, scientific, and business-like report of Lieut. Emory (during Gen. Kearny's expedition to California, via tho Gila riverl. looked at the man of route, ileserin. tion of country, and all, be would hare seen that the soil cannot produce except^by irrigation, (and extent of country susceptible of irrigation very limited ;) that it is a country incapable of sustaining population, except to small extent, and destitute of timber ; that, 1 from the llio del Norte to San Diego, the gradual elevation to overcome, is about 5,000 feet; that some parts of the route, averaging 10 miles, is over 200 feet to the mile : that, from the Colorado to San Diego, there is I 15 miles, averaging over 140 teetto the mile; and anoI ther, 10 miles, averaging over 280 feet to the mile? and this the route, too, which was passed by ('apt. Cook. After examination, could the " Doctor '* or any one Mse, be serious in supposing the commerce of the world could be drawn over such a route, through such a country, and through the Oulf of Mexico? A work like the one I have proposed naturally excites sectional feeling, each desiring a full share of benefits, and hoping its geographical position might control it; and when a route has been named (different from the one proposed by me), however impracticable it might prove to be, on examination, the sections interested have been awakened ; and from such have I met with difficulties, because It has been an ex- | cuse to delay investigation, liven proposed airline routes, when the known topography of the country forbade the idea of a railroad, have causedjme an Immense amount of labor, perplexity, and delay. 1 do not write this for myself or for my project, being perhaps, too late to do that any good?but because from public journals public opinion is. to a great extent, formed, or gets its direction; and those who write for public journals (more particularly with a circulation like your own), should cousider well everv word, every figure. I do not intend all I say as applicable to the " Doctor's'1 letter, knowing his intention to be good?but because from the inconsiderate opinions of i<try wise men, who have never examined the subject at all, has been my greatest difficulty to overcome. The character and motive of Mr. llenton's opposition. Is sure to be appreciated by the people, and will, I have no doubt, meet its proper reward. It is evident he has not examined, and does not understand the subject; his attack was an outrage, and I have no fear that the people will not do me justice. He says, my *' surveys have extended only from one end|of the Capitol to the other.11 I need not say he is in error, because the whole country know it. He fears that 1 may make a claim ' for having been so long at Washington, walked upon the carpets of the Capitol, and annoyed members of Congress.11 The annoying, I think, he cannot justly apply to himself; and 1 feel justified in saying, I have found many members of Congress who have not considered themselves annoyed. He appears to be Tory sensitive on the subject of claims; but need hare no fears from me. as I bare Dot. and shall not make one. I hare devoted much time and money to this subject, in explorations, and in placing it before the people. I hare done It at my own expense, hoping to benefit my com ntry I hare not drawn one dollar from the public treasury; but hare heretofore paid large sums iuto it?nor do I ask for one dollar to carrv out this great work, the use of which the people would have, at tolls only enough for expen'es of operation and repairs; nor could 1 take even an acre of land, until a section of road had been comp eted in advance. The violent party strife preparatory to the election, with the excitement and feeling caused by the failure of the territorial bill In the House,will probably prevent further action. The resolution to take up the bill, was 1 at a very unfortunate time, (immediately after the failure of the territorial bill.) when there was no good feeling to anything in the Senate. Several Senators, who voted to lay the resolution on the table, did so because they tbonght it could not be acted upon at tha close of the session?with so much unfinished business, in which each one is particularly interested, for his immediate constituents?and say they would vote for it at another time, when it can be examined and discussed The vote stood 27 to Ul, with 10 Senators absent; several of whom are warm friends of the measure. So that, under other circumstances, the result 1 would have been very different With the failure of this bill must end forever all I hope t?r a railroad across our continent, to he made ! the route between Kurupe and \sia. And there need be no more strife about slavery in < alifornla Oregon | and California must now be u separate and independent nation ; tliey can derive no benefit. from a connexion with us. or we from them; tin y will produce the same as we do and seek the eairie markets; not like j our interior country, the products of which must coine to as J through ua tor a unmet, when by exchanges j i and Interrourse we receive our full allure of li*iient, their products must go directly to fore gn markets, in I exchanges returned directly to tliem Ml Asia onen I to tlient. hd(1 the whitl? ti?h?ry will ??rii lie trnisfi-rf t to them We hnro looked upoa till* lull i of promiM). but rennot pn*-e**it. hernueewe will not Truly your*. \ WHITNKV. I'olltlenl Intrlllgr nrr^ j We noticed neon of Kx-( lovernor Morton, o( ( Massachusetts, in this city yesterday, on his way < to the Jiutlalo Convention. It is astonishing how i I many smart young barnburner* had " I'ade under the liny ?Uor'<i Anient an, July H. The Hon. James T. Farun (dent.), o( Cincin- ( nati, decline* a re-election t<? Congress. Nona it C.'ttoi.iSA Hi.v.. 110 s. ? A l'aleigh cor- i respondent ot the Washington I'm ton "ay* tnat it i the democrats gain three i '>*<< m>trilvri to the , Legflat ire, they wi? Iptv; ,.r mia j. .. jom' I h?i.ot. . \ ' Tiieathk nr;i<nt.?The theatre at I? with its piopeities, heenery, and wardrobe, ww entirely det-trojed by tire, on ."Saturday riijht last. The Portland Aaverlivr learns, it was undoubtedly the work ol an incendiary ?Button Traveller, Aug. 8 A h < 1 " t I ? > to I, O I U K ? U M wtwa <.uick. Commanders of veesolh bound to thit port -wiH eonftc a favor upon u* by having all paroele, pa:*rr, and reporta, intended for the Xrw York Hrrmn, ready for immediate de'irety to our new* ?ti-aoer, the Nkwi Bov. Sbe wlli board inward bound voseuls in the vicinity of Sandy Hook. Those bound to other porta, whether foreign or domestic, will oonfer an additional favor bp forwarding to the Hrrahl, through the mail or otherwise, ehip new or papers that mav he deemed of Interest to the community. We will rfadly reciprocate the favor. Port ot New York, A li quet 10, 1HM. iva nisrs 6 5 i uoon iet*........... 1 S UNeare 6 85 I won watch. 133 niMIHMl. Ship*? Emma II-yn?, (I'rus-Q Schnioer Valpnraiio, Scmidt b ltalcu-u; Argo, (pkt) lhtvia, Itavre, W Whitlock, Jf. Bark a?laabel, Shepnard, llarbor Urace, NF, Miaou b Thompson; Christiana, (Br) Maahen, Quebec, 3 Thompionb Nephew. Briga?Union, (Nurw) Nuidahl, Capo Verda.Funoh b Meincker (iorrjmede, (llr) Joyce, St John, Nil; Ohio, L'tokmnn, Savannah, K M Dcnuli; Bevel. (Rus) Oeouor, Charleston; Alert, (Nor*) Knac, do, Schmidt s Balehen Schra?Triton, (Sw) Strandberg, Gothooborg, X Woisaer; Mary Eleanor, Dayton, Port au I'litt, Meyer b 8t?ikon; Fuphemia, Eldridge. Loguivra, Geo tV'hiitaker; Manohaster. TuttU, Richmond, Alloti ot I axaon; Expedite, Racket, Philadelphia: Woicott, Ryder, Button; Empire State, Barbie, Providence; A Thomas New Ilnvcu. Sloors?Anon, Miller, Pror'donee; Juno, Altera, do. Arrived. British w est Indiesmall steamer Trent, Norton, St Thomas, July SI, anil Bermuda, Aug 5, to Mlitland, Phelpsit Co. 1) S steamer Lczare, , from a cruise. Ship Benjamin F Milan, Al'c n, Galveston, Texas, 26 days, with cotton, to J II llrower it Co. Hark Francis Watt, Upshur, Rio Janeiro, 17 days, with ooflje, to A Foster Ik Sons. Brig Jane Perkins, (of Phtlada) Pinkney, Trinidad de Cuba, 22d July, witli sugar, to M Taylor. Brig Perseverance, Johnson, Savannah,!) days, with lumber, to J Arnold. The P was boarded by tho News Boy at 3% PM. yesterday, 39 miles. SE of the Highlands. Brig Arabian, (of Cluileston,) llawes, New Orleans. 2)day* with staves, to the Capt. The A was hoarded yesterday by the News Boy, off Shirk Kiver, at ti'a o'clock. Brig Emily. Rohiuaou. Charleston, 2d inst, with cotton. Sic, to Dunham Ik Dimon. Schr Alderman, Seaman, Richmond. .1 days, ooal. Schrl-eon, Pearce, Wilmington, NC, t days, with naval stores. Schr A J De Komett, Smith, Wilmington, SIC, 7 days. Schr Homer. Kent, Boston, .'1 days. Schr New York, Coodsell, Boston, 3 days. At 6>? o'clock last night, off Shirk ;Rivor, tho News Boy saw a hermlrig 10 miles S. Brig Frances Pileck, has anchored at Quarantine ground. August !)?Wind, at Sun-rise, light, from the S; Meridian, do; Sun set, outside the Hook ttrong from the S. He raid Ularlnc Correspondence, Enr.artown, Ms, Aug 7. HIS?Arrived?U S steamer Bibb, Davis, from a surveying cruise; U S schr Calatin, Msifitt, with her tender; the Don Nicolas, from do. Philadelphia, August 9?1 P. SI.?Arrived ? Brigs Sarah, Willard, Biston; Maria. Churchill, Portland; Mary H, Crowcli, Boston: schrs Harriet Chandler, Avery, Norwich; Southerner, Sludley, Boston; Oneco. Kelly, Salem; Berry, Nickcrson, Boston; hngs Antoinette, Place, ilo; Toreello, Alwood, N Bedford; William Henry, May. Richmond ; Liberty, Sleight, N York; Tocumisb, Hanson, Boston; Verona, Horner, Calais; tchra Charlotte, Somers, Wilmington, N ('; Turk, Fuller, Boston; AlhgUan, Stake, do; William Uart, Sctidder, do; Eliza Land, Unwell, do; Isabella, IlAyniore, N York; hin Grande. Hutchinson, do; Governor, Smith, do; Ariadnce, Grittiu, do ; Ophir, Boyuton, Dighton; Hiomas U Smith. Smith, Providence: Siren. Gaines, N London; Virginia, Nickenson. B aton; General Taylor, Berhl, Petersburg; Rainbow, Emerson, Baltimore. Cleared?Bark William Lamibee, Arey. Boston; brigs America, Tresdway, Salem. Ma<?; J Nickt-rsOB, NicVersou, Boston; schrs Southerner, Studley, do- Turk, Fitder. do; William Hart, Scuddsr, Wey mouth; Eliza Hand, Crowcli, Boston; Liberty, Slate, Bridgeport; William Henry, -Mar, Providence; Jane. Baker, Stonington; Governor, Smith, Fairhaven: ltio Grande. lluteMnson, Haverhill; l.ydia, Stevens. Boston; Wm Pollard, Alexander, Cambridge; Alleghan, Staid, Salem; Col Anton, Eldrtdge, Boston; Thomas B Smith Smith. Felly lain ling; Boreas, Clasky, N lorn; itaceua, nnymore, r??i\ioiei; m ic jonn, Baldwin, ft Yotk. Below?Ship Helen McGaw. Burwell, Liverpool: bark* Jetnee Bayley, Brooks, Matar.zas; Linda, Reynegorn. Havana: brigs William Price, Row land,; Caspian, McFarland, Havana. JOlacellaneoafl. Rr Bark Lrcv, (of Yarmouth, -W) lle> kman, from Boston. (Je 21) lor Laguua, went ashore on the Middle Caicos reef, 1 Ith ult, (not ^4th, as reported by Telegraph) and became a total load; materials taken to Turks Island and sold. ESi'iir I.amartins:, Jenkins, from Baltimore, bound to Providence, putin to Norfolk tbe 7th, to repair damages, having been run into by a sehr in the Bay, on Thursday night Inst, which i artiedjaw ay bulwarks, anchor and fore shroud. Laitkchi:d?A beautiful bark, called the "llermione," was launched from the ship yard of Mr Jonathan Zobley, in Wilmington, Del, on Thursday last, bhe is 105 loot on deck. 11 feet 4 inches hole, and 25 loet beam, well copi>ered and trumelled. Whalemen. At Lahainn, Vcli 25, ship Friendship, Scott, Fllaven, COO sp ."1>J wh; 1)0, Newark, Pendleton, Stocington, 12 wh; Mary it Susan, l'endleton, do, 40 sp: April 10, Thames, Payue. Siiarbor, 110 sp 1300 wh: Drcmo, Steele, NLondon, clean; 15th, Qeo Washington, (iibhs. Mare ham, 00 sp: 17th, Lucy Ann, (Jreenport.50 wh: 29th. Abigail, NB, CO sp (before rep 40 sp); 30th, Washington. Fisher, H) sp, (beforo repOO sp.) Arratllolines Hole, Aug 5, and sld fith.ship Massachusetts, Codd, Pacific Ocean, Talcahuauo A pi 7, with MO bbls sp 2000 do w h oil, of and lor Nantucket. A letter from Mr Weeks. 2J officer of ship Wm Wirt, of Fairhaven, reports her at l'aita May 3d, in cliarge of the mate, Mr Daggett. Capt Luce was drowned from a stovon boat on the etening of Feb6. Bark Roscius, of Nil, sld from Paita May 1, and in g' ing out of tho harbor strnck upon a sand bar, but was utvu ? .h, u.-c*.m?,<w i4u1u 1 c.^ib iu |'um m iiii'iui i [. ; i u_> . i i j.ux from no date, Stc. I)-sdemonia, Talier, N Bedford, 1260 an; Congaree, Coalman, do, 5.V) sp; Mary Ann, Taber FHaven, 630 sp; V*m Rotoh, Kempton, do SO sp. Sid from Paita May 2d. bark Persia, NBedford, on a ciulse, <00 ?p?C'apt Manchester had recoycred and rejoined bin ship. Art at Paita May 2, ship IVm .Vieoil, London, 7 mos out, 600 sp. A letter from bark Roselus, Winslow, NB, reports her at I'aita April 2J>, with 1100 bbls sp oiL Sailed from Somerset,7th, bark Pilgrim. Clark, supposed for Indian Ocean. Art at Province town, 1th, echr John Adams, Freeman, 3>a mo? absent, 27U bbla ap 10 do Mack fish oil- Spoke July 7, lat M, Ion SI .11, brig Cadmus' Soper, of Provincetown, l'.'S sp; schr Lo iiu, Young, of do, 120 do. Spoken. Ship Howard, from Mobilo, July 27, GO miles E Belize. Ship Medemteli, Chase, from NYork for Vera Cruz, July 21, about 60 miles South of S \Y Pass. llark Baltic of Thomaaton. G days from NOrloansfor Lisbon, no date, lat 26.30. Ion S'> ,V>, by the Frank at Norfolk. Brig Pauline, Dunbar, from Boston for Gibraltar, Auj 3, la*. l-l 40, Ion 67. foreign Porta. Bn Azoa^St Jagn, July 22?Sohr Eveline Rose, Collins, from N 1 ora, 23,11, In |>?rt 17th, ship Eliial>et>i Ellen, Tyler, for do few days. (The bark Hahnemann, Uallett, from Norfolk, had not arrived.) Sid ISth, brigs R yal Sailor, llenton, and Imperial. Beannan, for Fortrom Monroe; achr Volant, Paine, do. Havana, July at?Bark Mary Broughton, Melchor, for Cones and a mkt, chartered at ?3: Vesta, Carlisle, for NY rk. to load sugar at 1 >17)4 r*r i*0*! Canton, Long, for Boston, to clear next dsy. Sid abt 20-th, ship Russell, Symmoa, Mataazas, to finish ldg for Boston. St John, NB, July 4?CM brig Druid. Shackford. NYork: Gtli, arr achr Kate, Holder, do; 6tli, eld brigs (Juincy, Kempton, do; Portland, (new) Scott, Gloucester, (with salt); Lafayette, Clifford, Portumc nth. Sr Thomas, July 22?Sid hark Mara, Park, Curacoa: 21th, lirisa Creed. Kilni&n. Aiwilm- U*K uh???.? u;~- r.i 1. Industry, Pike, St Croix. Tuna's I at. a mi>, about An? I?Ship Ttiorudike, Child, from N York. Trinidad dk Cuba, July 22? Barks Nancy Treat, (of Boston) Littlctiold. for Bremen, .'ills; hlannahSprngno, Lnnt, from Matanras. to load for Enrol*, just am brigs Bordeaux, Barnes, for Pliilad, next day; Wave, , from do diss: Cordelia, Snow, for Boaton; schrs Elliott, Cook, fur do; C I), Ellis, from dodiag. noma Port*. BAi.TijioRr, .Aug;*?Art steamer Herald, Norfolk. Report* off Rappahannock, ship Mississippi. Bryan, NYork; three bark*, two full rigged brigs and a topsail schr, all bound up. Cid ship Johannes, (Brcm) Von Tritren, Bremen; bark Afton, Bowman, St John, NF; sclira Arietes, Jurkins WIndlea; Maria. Oiaamway, NYork. Ships Mississippi, and Silas Richards, from New York; barka I'ioneer, Eldridge, and Lawrence, Mayo, from Boston, are reported in the bay. Boston, August 8? Arr ships Statesman, Gilchrist, Newport, Wales, June 21; Serampore, Johnson, NYork; brig* Sterling, Gallon p, NOrleans. 15th; Selma. Postell, Savannah Occsn. llider, am (Mam Stanton, Baltimore; Casildo, Goodtll, Carter Braxton, I-ane, A II Warn, Was*, Margaret T Davis, Dyer, and China, Stud ley, Philadelphia; Ransom, Marshall, Calais; schrs llero. (Br) Chisholm, St Peters, Miq: Lowell, Baker, Richmond; Canton, Baker, Norfolk; Jno Manlove, Erlckson, Dover, Del; October, Baxter, Morris River, NJ: Grace Darling, Bartlett, Delaware: Boyntnn, Independence. Blanchsrd, Pilot, Poland. Peru, John, son. J C llolt, Gookins, Tangent. Plummer. Hy Payson, Crowell, and J P Lotland, , Philadelphia: J P Bent: Means, Newark. Brave Lovel, Highlander. Nickers<n. Pen. Lewis, and Susan. Nickerson Albany; Pen, Small, Albany; United, Coleman; Troy: Niagara Hatch, and Cornelia. Faalklm, NYork. Telegraphed, ships (Brut) Euro|?., Liverpool, via Halifax; Ashland, Ilnrdirg. NOrlcans; bark (iulnare. Fsrnham, St Petersburg, trigsClsra. (Sw) Bergman, Oottenlmrg; Franklin Adsms, Feltcr. Bangor, to load fcr Culm; schrs Chat Allstrum, Cole, Fr?d?rickahurg; < th, sclir J Q. Adams, Norris. NYo-k. Sid, bark Culnar", brig* Themis, Logan Toledo, and N G Bourne. IIriktoi, Rl, Aug o?Arr solus Planter. Law'els, Norfolk; Thus Ci rnor. Pnrki r. Taunton, for do. Sid Mb. brig Maria, Potter; 7th, stdirs Slarmlon. We?t, do: Yantic, NYork.*'* Iloi.r., Aug 7? Arr brig Helvellyn, Oilpatrick, Wilmington. N'C, for Kennebunk Nov Ont.EAMS, July .'II?Arr bark Croton, Soiillard. NYork; schrs Portia, Huntington. Savannah; Mgj >r Bache, , Vera Cms;Ocean, (s) Freeborn, do. Aug. 1st, arr stem hip Endor.i, Page from Vera Cm via Tamrioo; ships Francs. Nichols. Philadelphia; Ahhy Pratt, Shaw, Liserp' of: sehrs William ft E iiaheth, Ronsmsdere, Urstot Santiago; Con Pattor?nn, , V"ia rut; Pascnroula, Burns, Pen ix'na. vm. *mp* iviiini, eleven*. Aniw.-rp; iiaranway, re*e uid. l.iverpool; bari - Mnrnrcl, (llr) MrWullin, do; Condor, Whiting, Cndlt; brig A pnlaeliicola, Ilamm ?nd, Pen-Woli: n-hr MoHitor, Coalovlcb, Catnpenehy. Towed to ton on the 2ld ultimo, ships Maid of Orlean- and Arkanasa, Nomina, aui 2??ld ?ohr Viotory, Mett, NYork. 7th. nrr FClin Frank, M Math, Itra/oo Santiago; W'm II Thompson,Brown. Boston: John I' Smart, Wliorton, Providence, RT; Eraclln", Liuriaon, Baltimore,bnnr.d to Cohaa*at. Newport, Aug6?Arr solir Susan, Kel'y, Baltimore. NAATVoitrr, Aug A?Are *ehr Susan. Unwell, NVork. Ne w ilr nriiRii, Aug ft? Arr brig Nonpareil, Hrewer.-Wilmington, NC; 7tb. aohr Fxp'riment. Efldinjh Rappahannock. n ? whi-ftypoitr, Aug 7?Air aohr Hannah Urant, Smith, Baltimore. Pit ll, ai> p. i. phi a, Aug 9? Arr bark* Delaware. Fisher, Boaton; lacoula, Hones, do;, Nichols, do: brig* Hsntapnrt, {Br) Holmes Windsor, N8; I'anlinn, Flynu, Boston; N'Ancy,(Br) Taylor, Fortune Island; nelir* IlunWr, Koyoer, NYork: Adeline ? K isinn, William*, Albany; Mile, William*, NYork; Oen Waahirgtoti. Camp, do; Edith, Crowell, Boston; Fr?noi? A Hawkins, llulso, Brookhavon; Mechanic. Schnll. I'rovldanoe. PnovmitNci-, Ai'?7?Arr liriga Nanvoo, Bsrnea, ( liarleaton; 'rrny Toft, Mnwry, do; aohra Sam R PAvAter, Noal, Krrderiek*. burg, 1 imotliv PhAro, l.ine, I hllAd.-lidilA! Anthrnonptorn, Kwln, R lolout; Advrntuwr, UoKNTork; tr?n?i? HaIIoU Chnroh. - c ?.Ink 1, l.ntir. Jnn.-f. do. Eaoltc, Ik-.-bo. do; <i?r?h lire ( i 11. i" do-Pon'I'l^t*. Uorimro. de; llrrdiKtrihhU-. Simmon-., rio. Lori Mnnd. Vntl, do. b. ?w 1 InjwMI and 2foro and afl ichrai aid eol.ra J K Shew. P?">e. I hiladeli-Mn. PoRTl.Aiaii, A"* 7?Arr rehra niriinor. Sawvrr Philada; CaIti, I.ihbey, Kond.ot; .M.-lallnn, Sim on toe, hY?rk; Hortld. Dioaov, liuiriii-t'-n, for Si John, PR. Kn.olliPut!* n, I'renklort, for hnai-a f? ClfWide. I'd lm fl-var, IVilao , Siohw ei'. An* A? Airs-lira RMi'd TJiompaon. Cnraon, NYrk; puld Ratloy, Imiiaii. dot Jan..a A, Ktnliah B.uon, Kalnl-'.w. Moki-rantt, d -rid ?>-hr? Marietta Iturr. 1< I. A Stewart, Smith Stain'ord. Cnnnt rn>ir<e?, R.orora, ttnata t. 9* v ASS AH. A tip. I ?Arr brig. Mar. A, Smlt'o, Belli, ( VI > i; IV'IU >oti Fuller, I'???f..r.l, Mew York; F. |>ire p.A*ter, .11, ?. hr .Inlin V Elira, P.-terM.n, lMilladnlphit. c'i-I a'dpa ll irtf rd, Svnnarnan, New York; oothp. rt VeCnrmlek do, S1.I, aMpa H-irtlVrd, arnerman, Now V> rk; Sonthpnrt, M. t'eeratek, do; hni Nathan Dale,Croawill, do. PeieetiKrn Arrlwnit. Sr Thomaa amu PriiMVUA Br mail ?*.- ,tn?r Tro',1?Mr Mailay, Mr HHSmnt.Oa. Mr N other*.le and family, Mr II inch, |>r III- dtelt, Mr Cook A Mr Mann, rapt Hourerle, R V, u,d ao'rr t Idr Frarer, Mr PI. k. >'. Tkimpao fir P. ' It lime Porkina?Mr P PreomAe. riiAMLkaniia- ,.\j V.n.iIy W (J 'ai1111 ,>.i l. lady, oliltd And ' rvl. J t Kllhi-vn Mi* iiv ? Furun', It II SIH.a tip) aon-J ??i 'a?p s??v ? fi r, f'a 'v vmamwbod. and t latiii(tew. - * ,

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