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ARRIVAL of the GREAT WESTERN.
; ;k- i News to the ihT March. . ;
. -The Steamship Great Western, CapL
Matthews, left Liverpool 29th March, at
balf past 2 o'clock, F. M. She arrived off
: Sand v HoblC I (Mi April, at 45 minutes past
C A, U making the passage in 17ays
and tars. She erjencyery se-
eroUtfefither on her'fjassajre' which has
detained her three days beyond her usual
time! llOn the lstof lApril, at 1 P.M., lat.
51, 2G N. Ion. 1 5, 2i Wexchanged colors
with! the Danish brig Ire Darner, running
to the east, 7lh' April, 0 P. M., lat. 47 N.
Ion. i40,JYV. exchanged colors with the
j Steamship Cambria, running to the east
ward.! H-:;v-k .,v-
Parliament had been adjourned forahe
Easteriholydays There had been much
debate' poth upon the Texas and Oregon
questions, and as much, or even more in
the public press, tharj io Parliament. The
English tariff also formed a subject of ve
ry gra rfe discussion among the business
men jiri the kingdom. . y
,;.iThe cotton market was a little depress
ed notwithstanding he aboluion of . the
cotton duties. The cause is to be found
in; thfejfjfct that an abundant crop, itjas
expected, would be added o to the large
etock o'd hand, speculation in! the article
appealed to be nearly at an end.
: The) debates on the sugar duties, and
the other matters involved in the budget,
as propounded by Sir Robert Peel, occu
pied the jattentfon of the House of Com
mons; jirior to the adjournment. The su
gar duties were slightly altered, to meefT
the wishes of the East India proprietors,
but the defferehtial duty of 10s. per cut
in favor ofjhe British Colonies in the West
remains substantial! v the same.
Suirar trade was active, and the
ade heavy. ; 7
demand for American Beef and
Pork had been tolerably productive during
the ;m two weeks ui March, but the sup-
ply has been mainly lor ships stores and
jof cportiiuuu. triuu,iu uauwaouu cgs,
pfi slowlyalbeit the price, of the
article has induced a renumerating profit.
There has been some little doing in A
merican Securities, but the state of doubt
wings over mum in remain
Until :tne latC'Ol lhe AUgUSt dividends Ot
the Pennsylvania bonds is known. In
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rcunsvAvtMua sioeus large purcuascs nave
been made at 09 to 70; and the price will
COntlhhe tO improve, if it IS found that the
ldsiare regularly paid;
.1 here was much disposition to purchase
other; fo$ks, but there are lew sellers at
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. A he? missing JNew York packet ships
riaa not been heard lrom, and there can
now ibei no good reason that they everwill
tiinernla uiu not arrive out until
h of March, which was two or three
daj-s, behind her time. The Oxford arriv
ed, on ithel 2tsf, the Rochester on the 22d,
nhd the! Indiana on the 25th, with news
tie U. States to the 1st of March, andi
lnformatipn oflhe adoption of the Resoju-
l0,"116 Ancxatin of Texas to thpi
tes- - i .. ... ,
luo iuuiana was louoweu in less man r
twelve hours by the Oeorge. Washington.
lMttl 4h. I no 1 . A .1 J- I TVt 11.11. I
'iu UC jlUUUJlUUIl AUUII-S3 Ul J. U1K,
vhich was expressed in a very rapid man
ncr, reacuing i-ionaon. inc same nisur.
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The' intelligence by those later arrival
was the rnbst exciting and interesting
more so, it is said, than anvthins received
from the Ur States for some years past.
A .mejseger. was sent from Birmingham
. with New York papers to bir Robert PeeJ,
; who ivjxs staying, during the holidays, at
" i1?5l5norJamw:ort ' , . w .
i iuc uuiiuuu a lines ia severe on i resi-
. dent Polfc's Inaugural, hejlei
, cle iii lhat paperof the 29th, i
p ine ipxas queiiou, opens m tne loiiovy-
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r! W ijicrairaea e very nerve in
!Uel??Flrlr ?ace whtlch, has" recently ta-
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Ken piace oeiwecn me late anu me pre-
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gratify; he passions had roused, it must
be acknowledged that Mr. Polk treads ve
ry elpsely upon his predecessor's heels.w
- t The first arrival of sugar 1 from the U.
States jvas on the 9th inst., in the Amer
can mm Franconia, Vvhich arrived in Li
Verpj)olj; bringing, as part of her cargo,
twelve hogsheads of Louisiana suirarj and
$ ft ;flrst arrival otAmericanrown
m that icountry, it was the subject of much
-remark; , ... . :
Ltvetpool Cotton MarketR nort for
week ending March 58. The quotations
in vouon in mis iarKethave always been
Given at the long or dntv naid rat. Anl
ven dirihg the transition from duty paid
to free.jour quotations have had reference
vto the Value of the former more than the
latter,. 1 2500 Am. ' have been taken on
Fpeculaiiqn and 350 for export Sales of
weejc amount to 29,000 bales. -
measure been confined to the
Nvahts of the trader American i descrip-
tioris are freely oflered, but prices are with-
Ufchahge, with the exception of the 5-I6d
, pcru-i Uie amount of the dutyahe aboli-
, - Moo cf vhich came into operation on Sat-
' "urda7 Speculators have taken 2500
' American, and 35Q American have been
for jexnbrt, The total number of sales du-
-. ring thd xytek have been 28,023 bales.' '
J Ifpn the- Circular of the United Brols- ,n4Ps ,ms moment sacrificing their ease,
ersi-t-1 he market has regained inactive ard I am afraid in some cases, their con-
thrboghout the week, the business havin? sciences, too. at home, in ordr to
. in a great
lltmERPOOIPIlIAUKET. u EffiS
niT r. - . - F- : j ii ing these adverse circumstances he bal
The Wheat trade! is :vcrv dull at h. u.. .u i.: . j .:k.--
r. sen? y prices pave a ug wn wara; lenuency,
"nai luriacrs apneordwDosed io "press sales:
JW WA8viM metnnporjnfluiryiand
J-Vftf S..!n yery uU demand,-Vidian
'ir!'-Tbe transaction in - British
Plantation Spgur' during the last, three
weeks have been on an extensive scale,
and rat her better prices have beerr real
ised1" There is a more general inquiry, for
foreign forts from exporters Jind refiners
at present. The sales this week amount
to$6Q dases and' 300 lbs. Ternambuco,
at 19s for new, and bur quotations forbid;
in addition to which 3000 bags new Per
nambueo have been taken by refiners at
lOSper lew..'"' ' ' --0 -V ; V
Tobacco. We have had a dull market
fbrlTobacco throughout the month, but as
regards prices there is no change whate
ver to notice. The sales amount to 776
hhds, viz : 1 59 Virginia Leaf, 1 34 stemm
ed, 190 Kentucky Leaf, and 293 stemmed.
Lard American Lard of fine quality,
in kegsjhas been sold this week at 39s 6d.
and in barrels at 39s. to 3Ss 6d per cwt.
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Ball of the American Minister at
The faris correspondent of the Newark
Daily Advertiser gives the following ac
count of a Ball given by Mr. King, the
American Minister :
Last evening (Feb. 24ih) was passed
byfnosf of the Americans in Paris in the
same manner, as they have been accus
tomed io spend at home the anniversary
of Ithelbirth day of Washington, Mr.
King, our excellentMinister at the Court
of France, opened his house on this occa
sion for the reception of the Americans in
Paris, and such others as were interested
in the welfare of America. This was the
firsi ball that hisbealth has permitted him
to ive thi3 winter, -and, I think, since his
arrival ' in the country. Unfortunately,
thej change from the dry and warm atmos
phere ojf his own State to this constantly
damp and cold city, prevents his seeing
his countrymen so often as his natural
hospitality would dictate. At this time.
however, the Americans in Fans were
collected tosetner ior me , urst lime, l
found several old acquaintances and
townsmen, who I ima&rined to be still at
home, Where I had left them. It was quite
jate, near 1 1 o'clock, when I arrived, hav-
,'ng been detained by the breaking down
Qi my nacK. as i entered tne spacious
apartments, and saw the graceful forms
in the mazes of the whirlinsr waltz. 1 did
not think the Americans were far behind
the French either in beauty or any other
respect The only ornament to the rooms
was a nortrait nf Wahimrrnn fonv hi-
Healvirom the celebrated original hn-
inntrinfir. 1 believe, but am not sure, to
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Lord Landsdown. Tt was nt nnv rntt.
a nortrkit of the inromnflrfthlA Wnsliinfr,
toni anir that was enough to arouse all our
patriotic ardor. It is strange how little
the French know of this great man. One
of them, on reading my invitation, which
stated that it was in honor of the birtlrof
Washington, very inquisitively aslced
Viishington, Vashington, qutytst cet
Here were fair examples of the grace
and beauty of the cities of New York,
Philadelphia, Boston, Charleston, New
Orleans, as well as specimens of nobility
and station in the persons of the Prince
pensier, the Austrian, Prussian, and othej
representatives at this Court, and many of
thefnobility or England and other coun-
trios nh nawo r A-- r u
KmVi.rf iKnrit?c AmKo
ed he atteptlance of Lord Cowley. I had
.a. . ' - .
the honor of dancing the Pojka several
timeSrWith a pretty, and animated grand
daughter of Gen. Lafayette. The present
Cohsul, Mr. Walsh, the Ex-Consul, Mr.
Draper, and their families, were anion
-Tthrt o-nsts Mnns animf i,ith
would not allow himjo be there in person,
sent h rom. stati
foithememory of the illustrious American
va i0f tttvti ;
lnadpfl with virv flUr.arv. nlliworl tVio
ed; Behind it the head servent of Mr.
K nsr directed his ass stants. H is tall.
t " - .t
intelligent negro, and appears devotedly
nttacjhed to his master. I said to him one
div. I am verv elad to sfte von, if lnnt.
to me so much like home. " Ah yes,1
said he, "but it is not home; I shall be
glhd to return.w This man, though free,
id in a countn. where lhe blacks and
whites are on an equal footing, and beau
tiful white womeii are occasionally seen
promenading arm in arm with them in
the streets, and though gratified here with
having numerous white servants under
his direction, still prefers his southern
is there exposed,
broke up, the ore
home with all the degrations to which he
At four o'clock the ball
orcestra playing " Hail Co
The American Minister is about to ex
change this house for a smaller. His ex-
enses, though giving few dinner parties
and no balls, amount toscarnlv 1r than
seventy dollars a day. The wood hill a.
for a )ear is fourteen hundred dollars I
I Vas on the point of exclaiming, increase
the salaries of the French- and English
ambassadors, or abolish their office, vhen
a ?udden thought checked my indignation.
now many men have sacrificed, and rer.
VkMV am m. 4- Tf1 1 '
inese same cosllv but
ijJen'mt Voyage. & correspondent
"u W5lon journal states that Captain
i0nnr1ltr rccenlly brooghtthe ship
ftlISf de-Vto with a car5 worth
l5?ooP0O unde.r tn mst trying cirdum-
sf ances ; his ship leaking over a thousand
wkes'pcr hoqr his crew exhausted;and
bringing-her safely .into. port.
1 vtrnA w- mkV. :.t'
ficinabandoning his ship than were ma:
n;.that have feceq ; Hhdpqed the past
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r-.A NOMINATION FOR- 1843f :
We find; in the Alexandria Gazette, the
subjoined letter from Washington, making
a Whig domination of candidates for the
Presidency and Vice Presidency, to suc
ceed the present incumbents; -
- " - WAsnKfCTox, 24th larchloSg
DeariSir You ask roe what is the tone ot
feeling prevailing among the Yrbigs at the Cap.
ItoU in relation to the Tital question of Whig
ascendancy in the government of the country
at the next Presidential election T - f H
1 am sure you will ba highly gratified, when
I tell you, that it is decidedly and warmly in fa
vor of Justice Jobj McLiaw of .Ohioi a our
candidate for the 'next Presidency.
In a very extended intercourse with the mul
titudes of Whigs, assembled here from all quar
ters of the Union since the month of Norember
last, I hare not met with a single individual
whose attention has not been involuntarily
drawn' towards Mr. McLean, as the man under
whose lead victory would be sure and certain.
Whenever his name is mentioned, all doubt
and fear vanish at once, and the feeling of cer.
tainty of success animates the mostdes ponding.
The most ardent triends of the other candi.
dates, freely and frankly admit that no man in
the country occupies so commanding a politi
cal position as Judge McLean does, nor so deep
a hold upon the affections and respect of the
people at large. They grant without argument,
that he can be elected President, and there i?
no Whig who has not unbounded confidence in
the man himself, for his stern integrity of cha
racter, for his steady adherence to good old re
publican principles and measures, and for his
proverbial rectitude of conduct both as a private
citizen and in public lite during a long and an
honorable career. Not only the reflecting of
the Whigs have come to this j conclusion, but
the considerate and more observing of the do
minant party entertain a similar opinion, and it
is no unusual thing to hear the latter arguing
that it will be but a short and an easy step for
him; from the highest judicial seat in the land,
which he now fills with so much honor to him
self and to his country to the highest executive
station among the governments of tbo earth.
But you may depend upon one result, and
that is, come what may, happen what will, the
Whigs as a party will move in solid body, and
be their nominee who he may, they will unite
upon him with a determination to elect him if
it can be done. i
In regard to the Vice Presidency our friends
hold various and conflicting opinions, but so far
as I can judge, I think the scale at present in
dines in favor of the second Madison of the
Union, William C. Rives of Virginia. ;
In the neantime, the Whigs have high and
important duties to perform before the question
of candidacy for the next Presidency can come
up Cot final decision, but it is gratifying to ob
serve at thiai early day, with what singular una
nimity YVliig opinion has already pointed to a
standard bearer in the person j of so great and
so good a man as Justice McLean. My firm
belief is that be will be the open and recog
nized candidate o! the party before the close of
the present year. If so, every Vhig will have 1
cause to rejoice, for, so early a designation of a
candidate for the Presidency fey common con-
sent, and without concert, will serve more than
any other thing that can happen to rally and
strengthen the party, so as to enable us to ac
quit ourselves well in the various State elec
tions during the ensuing four years, and in the
end to assure to us a complete and a brilliant
It is rather too soon, having scarcely recov-
ered from the fatigue and excitement of the late
canvass, to enter upon the arduous labors of
another ; and wo presume it is not expected by
the author of the foregoing letter that this is to
be the effect of its publication. It is perhaps
rather thrown out as 44 a feeler," to ascertain
the beatings of the public pulse, or it may be
designed to bring prominently upon the stage
a gentleman, once actively engaged in the du
ties of public life, but who, for many years past,
has been almost withdrawn from observation
by the comparatively obscurity even-of the
highest Judicial station. For one, we do not
hesitate to say and 'we believe we speak al
most the unanimous voice of the Whig party
that, of all men in the Whig ranks, HENRY
CLAY is still the man of our choice. It may
be, however, that Mr. Clay will refuse to per
mithis name again to go before his country
men that he will not consent! again to subject
himself to the acrimonious denunciations and
infamous slanders, by which his enemies, for
many years past, have sought to crush his proud
spirit and degrade his elevated character.. It
may be, too, that the infirmities incident to ad.
vanced age, and from which, thus far, he has
been singularly exempt, -Time having touched
with a gentle hand both his mind and body,
will render him averse to leave ths quiet and
repose congenial to his years j and to re-embark
upon the unquiet and agitated sea of political
contention. In that event, his friends, although
they may be reluctant to go into battle under
any other leader, while he of the White Plume
survives, and retains all the fire and ardor of
his gallant nature, will feel constrained to con.
suit his wishes, and to seek fbr one worthy to
be his successor. l;
. Is ijUiot, howe ver, too sooato think of select
ing that successor particularly in view of, the
many contingencies which may render that se
lection, three years hence, either unavailing or
improper! We certainly so think. There are
many men in the Whig ranks, who have enti
tled themselves, bv the ability and firmness
they have displayed in sustaining the Whig
cause, to honorable mention, and whose claims
to this high distinction, when! the proper period
-u-ii : - j. . L . )r. r. ,r !
uui rnve io designate our- sianaara-oearer,
will be properly canvassed and weighed and
any one.whom we shall with pride and pleasure
support. -The able and : eloquent Clayton i of
ue la ware ; tne gallant and chivalrous Scott:
the manly and intrepid Crittenden: the pure
and high-minded Berrien and many others we
might name occupy commanding positions in
the Whig party, as well as the; distinguished
gentleman; Mr. McLean, whose name, io con
junction with that of our patriotic and eifted Se
nator, Mr. Rives, for the Vice. Presidency, is
thus early and. prominently brought into view
bythe writer 6f the foregoing letter, and wnose
pretensions we admit are of d high and impos-
ing cnaracier, ' Judge A.eLjeaq, m truth, nas
tive,of one of the Middle States by birhrand'
long a resident of Ohio, hebjis 'on Call suitable;
occasions, (and they have no; been uqfretjuent V
fcrmlr rustaiiiCd the compromises of the constU
tutionVas tbey are understood by the Sooth, cn
the delicate question of slavery Vic great ques
tion, indeed, upon whfch Is ally .totura the
stability of our glorious Union, and the , bleas
ings which are indissolubly connected with and
dependent upon its presemtionWe admire
him, too, for another reason and that is, be.
cause, like Mr. Clay, he is a man of ;iofiy and
generous impulses and would disdain to per
vert the powers of the Presidential station, by
proscribing bis opponents for the purpose of re
warding hi supporters. OCthis he hat given
us ample security, by his conduct as Postmaster
General, under Gen. Jackson, when he refused
to be minister of the President's vengeance,
Hy removing from office faithful and competent
Postmasters for no other reason than for he
non-confirmation of their political opinions with
those of the Chief Magistrate a refusal? at
once so prompt and decisive, that Gen. Jackson,
finding it necessary to the accomplishment of
his objects to place that Department in ether
hands, and yet afraid to remove Mr. McLean,
Who was then one of the most popular menJn
ibe Union, for such a reason, transferred him
to the bench of the Supreme Court. &fr. Mc
Duffie, last winter took occasion to refer to Mr.
McLean's administration of the Post Office De
partment; in the most complimentary terms-
an administration never excelled for the ener
gy and method with which it was conducted,
and which, at the same time, rendered the head
of the Department, (as Mr. McDuffie well re.
marked,) the "idol" of the immense army of
contractors and postmasters with whom he was
thrown into constant personal and official inter
course. We can have no objection therefore
to the nomination of Judge McLean at the pro
per time. Let us, however, have a little breath-ing-spell
Give us time to turn our attention
to some other topics, which, if of less impor
tance, relatively considered, than the election
of a President, are still as necessary to be at
tended to. Two or three years hence will be
time enough to commence the discussion ofthis
Salisbury, JV. C, April 26, 1845.
i We are authorised to announce JAMES E. KERR,
as a candidate for the County Court Clerkship of Rowan.
; We are authorised to announce JOHN H. HARDIE,
as a candidate for the Countj Court Clerkship of Rowan.
' FOR CONGRESS,
D. M. BARRINGER.
1 O" Mettrt. MASON Is TUTTLE, No. 38 William
Street, Merchant? Exchange, are our sole Agents in the
City of New York, for receiving Subscriptions and Ad
vertisements. THE AMERICAN REVIEW.
Any person having in their possession the
third number of the above Work, will please
return it to this Office, as we have not yet had
the pleasure of reading it ourselves. There is
no copy taken in the place, we believe, except
the one taken by us.
COT" Our readers will seo by the news in an
other column, from Mexico, that things look
rather squally. We think it quite probable, our
rulers will find that Mexico will not be so easi
ly molijied with money, as they supposed, not.
withstanding her weakness, and the unsettled
state of the country. But it appears nothing
sbort of the abandonment of the annexation of
Texas by this Government will satisfy her.
As a nation we have nothing to fear from
Mexico individually, but she will undoubtedly
issue letters of marque and reprisal to all who
may bo disposed to join her, for the purpose of
preying upon our wide extended commerce.
This is the only way she can injure us, unless
some other nation stronger than herself, assists
her, which is not very probable. But should
we he plunged into a war with Mexico, as good
citizens (though not approving of the means by
which it was brought about,) we go for sustain
ing our country right or wrong ! And we doubt
not this will he the sentiment of every one, let
him be Whig or Democrat.
; Recent town elections in Ohio shows great
Whig gains, compared even with the contest
last fall, and give assurance that the Whigs will
sweep every thing before them in the next gen
eral election in the State.
i The annual charter election was held in
Newark last Monday. Isaac Baldwin, Whig,
was elected Mayor, having received 1,244
votes, against 1,076 for James Miller Democrat.
Fourteen of the sixteen Aldermen are Whigs ;
last year twelve.
;i An election was held in New Orleans on the
7th instant for members of the City Council;
The contest did not altogether partake of a par
ty character. In the first municipality six Whigs
and six Locofocos were chosen, and in the oth
er two municipalities the Whigs have large ma
j The United States schooner Flirt, arrived at
Norfolk from Carthegena, which place she left
oti the 26th ultimo, brings news of the election
of Gen. Mosquera, to the Presidency of the Re
public of New Grenada, by a majority of three
ectoral votes. '
Q7m There will be reform indeed if the fol
lowing which we copy from the Globe, is car
ried out. There was reform needed injthis
matter, which all parties will be glad to see ef
fected : 'V-' " y .
Reform. The President, we understand, has
issued a circular to the departments, requiring
an exact observance of the laws in regard to
the organization of the offices, the duties and at.
tendance of the clerks ; and to enforce it, has
directed tjie absences to be noted and reported.
The 1 general complaint of persons visiting
Washington on business with the departments,
of the delays and expense to which they are ub
jected, has rendered the interposition of the ex
ecutive necessary. -
j The circular -also requires a distribution! of
JfDor among lhe clerks proportioned to compen-
t of the iniusticeYtoo Ionsf tolerated) of matinor
iiicnionous nKi lajiuiix'puuiiv; eranis penomi
the duties of suc)j as may be found aegligen. or
THE AMERICAN REVIEW; i
The i' ourtn ISO. ot this valuable worK,
for April, is now before , us. Tlie follow
ins Is the table of contents: : s ' " -, " I .
'!::" 3- T .'v.. CONTESTS.'-'..-;: y , V : p
The last Executive ; Thiers Revolution ;
Road song of Earth' Travellers ; Hymn to the
Virgin ; Some words with a Mummy ; About
Birds, by CharlesT Winterfield ; Waltoniana ;
Valley of barest J The; City in the Sea, by Ed.
gar A. Powe ; Castes and Occupations'? In
dia ; Song of a Country to a City Bird ; " I am
Sir Oracle" ; How shall Life be made the most
of? Commercial Intercourse with Eastern
Asia ; Rail Road to the Pacific, by Tacitus ;
Critical otices; Foreign Miscellany. J 1 c
ItTully sustains the high opinion we had
formed of it opoti the receipt of the 2nd
and 3rd Nos. Will not the Whig party
We are happy to learn from a notice in
this number, that some of the most distin
guished and talented men We can boast
of have engaged to contribute to its pa
ges r among them, we notice the names
of Messrs. Webster, Berriex, Mangum,
Evans, MoKEUEAD,CfirTTExoE.v,AacBEB, and
John bt. Clayton. We are con6dent, that
if there was nothing else, to ensure a lib-.
eral support, the names above mentioned,
Would be a sufficient guaranty. When
has there ever been such an array of tal
ent to sustain a work of any kind before.
The New York Correspondent of the Nat.
Intelligencer, under date of the 15th, says :
Rumors of war begin to be current. Letters
from Washington were circulated through the
city yesterday containing a report that official
advices had been received of the hostile inten
tions of Mexico in consequence of the passage
of the Texas resolutions by Congress. The ef
fect of these rumors, vague as they are, upon
the stock market to-day was quite obvious ; for
we feel that they are not improbable, but that
our Government has given provocation to Mexi
co' for belligerent and retaliatory measures.
The was a decline of 1$ per rent in Pennsylvan
ia fives, as well as in Vicksburg and other
The. banks are evidently curtailing their dis
counts, and fortifying themselves by specie ac
cumulations. The North River Bank, which
is the selected depository of the United States
funds, received upwards of half a million of de
positesJa$t week, and has drawn specie for the
larger part of it from the other city banks.
The receipts at the Custom House from Jan
uary 1st to April 1st, the present year, are less
by $1,273,399 than they were during the same
period of time in 1844.
The anniversary of the New York and Brook
lyn Missionary Society was celebrated last eve
ning at the Tabernacle in the presence of a ve
ry numerous audience. The Treasurer's re
port showed the Society to be in a-prosperous
condition. The receipts up to the list of March
amounted to 812,015, all of which, with the ex
ception of about fifty dollars, had been paid over
to the Board of Foreign Missions. Mr. Fre
lixghuysen made an eloquent and appropriate
address ; and Mr. Spauldino expressed his
gratification at perceiving that the secular press
of the country was giving increased attention to
the report of religious proceedings and discours
es. At a meeting of the Shipwreck Society"
of this city last evening, resolutions were adop
ted reprobating in the severest terms the con
duct of the officers on board the Swallow, to
whose lack of seamanlike vigilance and care
the terrible disaster was attributed. It was re
commended that a law for the prevention of
such acts of inhuman negligence should be 4
pressed upon the attention of the Legislature.
A distressing accident was brought to tbo
knowledge of the Coroner yesterday. A young
man named Alexander Reed, said to be a ca
det from West Point, residing in Rivington St.,
rose from his bed on Sunday night, while in a
state of somnambulism, and jumped from the
fourth story of the house. He was taken to the
City Hospital, where he died this morning.
He recovered his senses after the accident, and
said that he had been engaged the day before in
the pursuit of a negro who had committed a
theft. In his sleep he dreamed that the negro
was chasing him, and, so vivid was the attack of
nightmare, that he leaped from his bed out of
the window. An inquest is to be held to-day.
The brother-in-law of Ex-President Tyler,
Mr. Gardiner, has received from Judge Nel
son the appointment of Clerk of the (J. States
Circuit Ccurtin this city.
A mischievous story has been set afloat in the
newspapers, which is so good that the victim of
it himself cannot but laugh when he sees it. It
is said that Ex-Mayor Morris, of this city has
made so many calls at the White House of late
that the President has given him the sobriquet
of Morris Multicaulis. Punch could not have
said any thing better.
New York, April 17, 1845.
The report which created such a panic in our
stock market on Monday, relative to the hostile
action of the Mexican Government, having
been contradicted, confidence has been partial,
ly restored, and to-day there was a slight rise in
Vicksburg and other stocks. Pennsylvania fives
rose two and a half per cent, over yesterday's
quotations.. The stock market is in so peculiar,
ly sensitive a state at this moment that we may
look for great and sudden fluctuations.
Pennsyluxnia. -The bill authorizing the
New York and Erie Railroad Company to con
nect their work with the Pennsylvania improve
ments, was lost in the Pennsylvania Senate on
Tuesday, by a vote of 12 to 14. The bill to
revi verthe charter of the Girard Bank was lost
in the House yeas 36, nays 39. The Legis
lature adjournd sine die on Wednesday.
; We learn from " the Constitution " that Wil
liam II. Stiles, a Representative In the last
Congress from the State of Georgia,; ha a. been
appointed by theTresldent of the United States
to.be Charge d'AfTaires to' Austria, and Augus
to Davezac to the same "diplomatic ranJi to the
Ketherland,,-- V' 'V
li: "T0 tie Victors belong the Spoils:
"The lasl-Faf eueville Observer.
upon the above caption, says : " This odioutkh
ratical maxim, which former Administratioa, '
have been afraid to enforce to any great txU !
in the South, is gradually making its way evea
here. We have heretofore announced the l.! '
moval of the collector of the Port of Ocraeoi.
and now we are compelled
to add the foUoJ.J
i Change in ths Wilmington Custom Jfotse. A.
Laspiere, Inspector in plae of R..B. Potter, remored
Wm; J. Price, JJoarding Officer, tn place of R.
Brown, removed.; : J-' j- ..
James Bnrch, Special deputy collector, ia nltet
John A. Davis. nmomJ . . i i r
eJWm JoD"Gaoger, In place orL. MalIett,resi
All those removed are Whigi. AVe never heard iii1
emiae- than lhat they discharged their duties ia a fefckJ
ful tod competent majUMr. Their , successors aiT$
course of opposite politics. . ; . , . r,
t1' ?t RSf8et tn -has been removed from the
of Health officer foe the Port of Wilmington, bv the at.
(Locofoco) Board of coinmisaioners of Navigation. 4d
Dr. Wm. A, Berry, appointed la his Ktki.-WUmind
Chronicle, r-",; j. IjT
Beside these, we learn verbally, that General t
James Owen, Naval Officer of the Port of Wil.
mington, has been removed, and a Mr. Pedea,
appointed in his stead. ' ' - . j
The Newberntan states that even the Keep,
err of two Light boats ia that part of our coa
have been removed, for the crime of heln
rrtri i . ' ' - - - . j i
v nigs, ana iwo .ocotocot appointed in their
fMd. , - -:. f hf ' i
LATE FROM MEXICO.
The arrival at New. Orleans of the
schooner Water-Witch bas put; os in po$.
session of intelligence from Vera Cruz to
the 31st ultimo, and from the city otMei
ico to the 22d, which wo, compile: from
the New Orleans papers ; as follows ;:' I i
Santa Anna still remains a prisoner at
Perote, awaiting the action of his Judges.
The treatment he received was much mit
igated, and his friends in the diflerent De
partments were gathering strength and
courage to a degree that was believed to
cause some apprehension to the existing
Government, and to induce the delay and
hesitation which are evinced in disposing
of him. Indeed, it is not considered im
probable that under the pretence of pros
ecuting a war with the United States, he
may yet be invested with the command
of the army; and throngh that means rein
state himself in power. 15 II I
The British loop-of-war Eufvd ice sail
ed from Vera Cruz on the 29th ultimo for 4
Galveston, with despatches for the British
Minister in 1 exas, and also, it was report
ed, for the Texan Government. A great
many rumors prevailed:with regard to tha
nature of these communications. It was
generally credited, however, that they
contained a complete recognition en the
part of Mexico of the independence ipf
Texas, on the condition that she rejected
the proposed annexation to the United
States. - 1 :
The Texas question, as may be suppos
ed, creates much excitement in Mexico.
On the 21st of March the Chamber of
of Deputies took into consideration-! lie
subject of annexation Resolutions were
introduced, ajid warmly supported, for de
claring the provisions of the Treaty of
1831 (ratified in l832) at an end ; for cl
sing the ports of Mexico against all vessels
of the United States, and prohibiting trie
introduction of our manufactures ; an
finally, that hojiroposition from our Gov
ernment for the restoration of friendly re
lations should be listened to, save upon
condition that the United States should
renounce altogether the plan of annexa
tion .: ' : '" :" . j; -
At the last accounts, the passage of tfi
resolutions through tbe Senate was known,
but their final passage through the House,
as amended, was unknown. - The press
appeared disposed to think that the House
would not accept them. There is, of
course, mucb indignation expressed st
the idea of annexation, and many harsh
things said of this Government. won
itor Constitucionelr a, journal commenced .
immediately after the last revolution in
support of the existing Government, indul
ges in a philippic particularly violent, lit
is sadly at a loss to know how "a miser
able majority of two votes" in the Senale
should be allowedTto plunge the nation
into war with so redoubtable a country as
Mexico. Nothing, it declares, , can pre
vent hostilities; and it accordingly exhorts
all Mexicans to die together, rather than
suffer degradation and loss of honor. r. The
whole ofjthe Press is extremely pugna
cious. 1-" f. -
Senor Gomez PEDakzA has beerT declar
ed minister Plenipotentiary of the, Repub
lic to France, to settle with that kingdom
a treaty betwcenjhe two, countries.- h
A letter from Ojaca, dated the' 13tb
March, states that, on the afternoon of the
Oth instant, a frightful earthquake wasx
perienced in that city, which 'lasted but
two minutes, producing considerable in
jury and destruction. Not a single edifice,
public or private, but was overthrown or
damaged by the violence of tbe ' shock.
Fortunately, very-few persons were inja
red. The next day the shock was again
felt, but more - slightly. The escape pi
the city from absolute destruction is ascri
bed to the short period which the convul-
sion lasted. , 1 ;
Lynch Law TJeutVef.-TheSoutheni
Tribune, published at Point Coupe, Loos
sana, says: A preacher, whose . name,
we. believe, was Twing, attempted to com
mit a rape on a little girl about six years
old, some where on tbe Atcbafalavd, about
two weeks since.He was caught tarred
and feathered, rode on a rail, and then
Sut in a canoe and turned ) adrift in the
layou, .withouT oars or. paddles of any
kind. , We have been , informed that a jug
of water and a Ion f bf bread wa put in
with him, so that if people were afraid to
venture hear-? the strange bird 'to assist
him, he would be safe from starvation.