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P 0 ST
i f New Yoke. The extensive publishing es
mcnt of the Harper, was entirely consumed
, l;!st Sunday. Tl.e fire is raid- to have been
I bv a -boy dropping a lighted Limp in the cam
room where jhe rollers were washed. iee
w were d'estroved. .The establishment of the
u Harper consisted 'f si, lofty brick building,
which were co,S1nn,d. The entire loss is said
. e bee,. $750.W0. The Harpers were ipsured to
. .Ount of 250,000. The operations of these en-
',. , .: inn ever be arrested for-tne
IDS publishers will t.Oeei . . , . ,
t , .,ru serioush' crippled for the
;r.t we presume, arm strw j " . ..
-e For further comments upon this deplorable
, ter ,cc: the letter of our New York Corrps--
-lent ' '
Tr- - TAVKTTEVILI.E Makkets. It will be seen by
" Ice to our Market' column, that we have been
' ni.ike a i arrangement with Mr. A. J. OTJanlon
rti-h us with a weekly report of the Fayetteville
K ''"'Our Mirangemeiits tor the markets troni
;'nt places is such, t!iat we receive them at the
foment before going to press, and we copy none
other papers, as that would involve the necessity
.blMiing reports that are at least a week old.
ealers may rely upon our reports.
f , ' ' "
9SG the interesting items of foreign intelligence,
design of Santa Annar, to proclaim himself
jor immediately the death ef the Queen of
wal, in child bed the meeting of the Compt de
lord (Louis XVIII) and the Due de Nemours,
je reconciliation of the two branches of the
ion family. . '
Last of it. The North State Whig says that j Collision on the Erie Railroad. Five or Six
on examination of the trunk of Carawan, who was ; Persons injured. A collision took place on the
found guilty f murder and then shot himself, a j New York and Erie Railroad at 9 1-2 o'clock on
curious medley was found, u a life of himself writ- : Thursday evening, about three miles from the Jer-
ten whilst,, in prison ; numerous letters, some of ! sey city depot, by which six or eight persons are
which disclose a damning tale ; packages of powder reported to have been injured four of them very
and shot, a mixture just like that with which he seriously. The collision was between the express
killed Lassiter being in one of the bags," &c. ! train, due at 9 o'clock and 24 minutes, and the
His corpse was interred near AYashington, but emigrant train, which left Jersey City depot at 9
his relatives in Hyde had it disinterred and carried ! o'clock. They came into collision at the spot above
to that county. A cast of his face, and a Daguer- I mentioned at a curve ; and near where the emigrant
reotype were taken. Star.
A Steam Engine of Fayetteville Manufac
ture. The enterprising proprietors of the Iron'
Foundry in this town have made and have now in
operation, a Steam Engine of 12 horse power, a'd
propose to make others to order. Fay. Observer.'
A Large Ram's-Horn. The Goldsboro' Re
publican states that there is in that plaee.a ram's
horn fiftv-four inches long. It is. to be blown on
the top of Pilot mountain when the-North Carolina
Railroad is completed. ; .
" general" "intelligence. '
I Erie Railroad Riots. Latest accounts repre
Uiatters as quiet. All parties are awaiting the
of the injunction against the Mayor and Council
fie, restraining them from doing damage to the
I Gov. Bigler sympathises with the people of
jThe Postmaster General had dispatched a special
iu press the mails over the road.
"4 discover, ;too late for correction this week, a
aphical error In the advertisement of the
jropolitan Female Seminary," by the Rev. Mr.
jwell. In the list of 41 Contingent Expenses,"
!" should have been printed " $1." It. will be
ted in the Advertiser next week.
j. Johnson, wife, of the Governor of .Virginia,
."at tier residence in Harrison county, a few days
' LITERARY NOTICES. "
I December number'of the Eclectic comes ricli-
..with choice articles some of which promise
I repast to the reader. ; Although English period-
literature h.is very perceptibly declined, the Ec
io still manajres to cater with skill for the -general
tite, and will, we hope, long coritinue to do so.
lie present number is embellished with a fine en-
id likeness f Thackerny, the distinguished nov
Kerry's Museum. for the month is nn average mvv.
; :. 5 "We have always prized Merry very highly, as a
r i st'delihtfuliy instructive little publication for our
f friends, and we now bespeak for it the contin-'
t of a generous patronage from the public.
ic 'Mother's Magazine .for November is filled
pleasant and wholesome reading. The Ladies'
sake for January, another .valuable publication
game .class, published by John S. Taylor, of
ork, abounds in excellent reading, which the
will know how to appreciate.
C$AiiAM,"of Graham's Magazine,. whose enterprise
is v, 11 known, sends us a 'specimen number of his
i" t'ljuiilay Evininir "Mail," a new weekly paper on a
j'arcrj sheet, which he has just commenced publishing
sr. 1 f which he is the principal editor. It is to be an
in 'Impendent paper, devoted chiclly to the great.rcfornis
of the day, and especially to the promotion of the
Temperance' cause. It i an cnterprist full of prom
ise, and will no doubt succeed well. The price of
s i' eription is two dollars per annum, with deduc
tion to"' -clubs. '
4 New, SriuixT. ' learu that merchants of
I place, intend holding a'.. meeting dining the
sent week,. or as soon. as convenient, for the pur--e
uf taking into consiileration the subject of
f gitig. the. route of shipping their 'goods from
Northern" Cities ; and that, it is probable they
agree upon X ortsinoutti, as affording tlie great
advantages, in time find cost. It is believed
it will' be saved on insurance and freight, on
It route, will more than compensate, for the extra
ftgihg on hauling from Raleigh. The greatest
ieulty, heretofore, has been to load wagons to
I'eigh, anil in that! way to save the expense of
h downward trip. . Hut the rise in the price of
at Ims raised the hopes ot those interested in
subject,; who are of opinion that a little eilort
he part of Merchants lure, and 'corresponding
"ii on the part of merchants in Raleigh, this
oiiltv will be wholiy removed, at least for the
iter and spring. -Salisbury Watchman.
Roanoke Valley Rail Road. Hitherto? for
the want of a newspaper in Clarksville, the public
have been ignorant of the progress of this work ;
in truth, we have little doubt that many persons,
who ought to .know, are ignorant of the existence
of such an enterprise as the Roanoke Valley Rail
Road. They remember, perhaps, to have once
heard that such a thing as building a Railroad to
tap the Roanoke Valley was mooted, but they nev
er learried whether -the project went beyond the
mere conception of people's brains, or was 'develop
ed into an actual tangible existence. To this por
tion of the public, and to the world generally, we
have now to announce that the Roanoke Valley
Road is a tona fide existence one of the fixed
facts of creation. In other words, we declare and
announce to the public that there is a railroad now
in progress and nearly -completed connecting the
town of Clarksville with the Raleigh and Gaston
railroad at Ridgeway, Xorth Carolina, and by the
medium of-that road with the Roanoke and Sea
board road at Wei don. By' this connection, the
people of Clarksville and the surronding country
iiope to be placed in a situation by which they can
have speedy communication with the cities of Nor
folk, Petersburg and Richmond, and thence with
the ''Rest of Jifankind." ..
They hope, after the co'nipl- tion of this work to
escape the imposition, the delays, the inconveniences,
losses, and extortions to which they are subjected
by the Roanoke Navigation Company. After that,
our citizens bid faivwell to the "Roanoke j?hips;"
they may''; sink or -s-wim, survive or perish,'" and
we. are equally indifferent. ' We shall sing peans
over any invention which shall rid us of such a
The Engineer, Mr. E. A. Blanch, has kindlv fur
nished us with some of the following facts in rela
tion to the present condition of the road. ,
The grading is completed, with the exception of
a single section, where, in consequence of rocks in
its bed, and springs of water, which interferred
with the blasting, the contractor has made slow-
be completed earlier than the first f March. In
the .meantime, however, the sills and the iron will
be la:, ing on the balance of the road, so that this
will not delay the arrival of the ears in Clarksville.
The 'surplus sills of the Raleigh aiuM iaston road
have been . purchased by the Roanoke Company,
and, Ave learn, will be sufficient to lay eight miles
of the track. They are jow delivering at Ridge
way, and will be put, down at an early day.
Five hundred tons of U rail for the road are
daily'expected to arrive at Norfolk from Wales."
We ..'suppose, that itwi!l be lad immediately, as the
company is provided with the funds' to take it from
the Custom House, transfer it t,o its destination.
Five hundred tons are expected, the first of Janua
ry, and S00 more in February, which will be suffi
cient to lay the whole track.
The masonry of the bridges along the whole
route is complete, with the exception of a single
-bridge over Blue Creek, near here. This, w e learn,
will be completed soon. This work is done faith
fully and well; the stone composing the pillars and
'abutments is all of the very best description, and
executed in a style which ve never saw surpassed.
The wood work of the bridges, toy, is progressing
rapidly.- They will be all covered bridges, and of
the very best construction. The longest of these,
that to span Big Nutbush, is already completed
j and Mr. Blanch tells us that in the quality of t'ifl
material and the strength and perfection of it-s ar
checture, he never saw its equal.
Throughout its whole extent, in all hs ccoutre
ments, the Valley Road will be a first i'lass road,
I and second to none 'in the Union. Clarksville
train would hare been switched off in about two
minutes more time. The emigrant train consist
ed of two emigrant cars, two heavy freight cars,
and one car loaded by the American Express
Company. Theexpress train consisted of the bag
gage car and three passenger cars, about two-thirds
full of passengers. Neither the locomotives nor
cars. were thrown off the track, but the passenger
cars of the express train were driven into each
other, and the following -persons seriously hurt,
besides a number slightly :
Mrs. Little, of anesville, Ohio, in company with
Mr. Whittmore, of Stanton, Vt., where she was
going on a visit to her friends. She was badly
hurt in the back and nearly insensible. She con
tinued to faint as often as she recovered her senses.
Mrs. Davidson, of Brooklyn, had her leg broken,
and otherwise bruised. She had her two children
with her. They were not hurt. Her husband was
waiting for her at the depot, and went out and met
her at the cars when he heard of the accident, and
had her conveyed home. Thos. Flanegan, from
Oswego, breakman on board of the train, had his
left leg cut off at the ankle. He is about 30 years
of age. John Post, baggage-master of the train,
had l'is leg broken. Mr. C. Allen, of Williamsbugh,
had his foot bruised. A passenger wdiose name
we did not learn, had his foot jammed so that he
was somewhat lame. None were hurt on the emi
New Orleans, Dec. 7. The steamers Daniel
Webster, from San Juan de Nicaragua, and the El
Dorado, from Aspin wall, have both reached their
wharf in this city, bringing advices from San Fran
cisco to November 16th, two weeks later than ore-
viously recieved. -
There have been several fires in different portions
of San Francisco, since the dep l ture of the last
steamer, but the loss in each instance was not
heavy San Francisco, Sonora, Stockton, Downi
ville and Sacramento have all suffered.
From the mines the news is highly encouraging ;
and the miners in many of the localities are doiDg
better than ever.
A massive lump of gold, weighing eleven pounds
hsd been found.
A brutal and disgusting prize fight had taken
place in San Francisco the combatants being Jno.
Carey and Carrigan. There were thirty
rounds fought, each of which was severely contest
ed. Carrigan was victor. The purse was $1,000
a side. '
Nothing further has transpired regarding the
Sonora expedition, and no farther movements in
that direction are reported.
An earthquake had occurred in Humboldt Bay,
but no serious damage ensued.
The San Francisco papers record more than the
usual number of murders. The health of Califor
nia was generally good, and the weather favorable.
In the markets the transactions were rather more
brisk, but the prices of nearly all descriptions of
produce ruled low.
Captain Brown, of the ship Ontario, was acci
dentally killed a few days previous to the sailing
of the steamer.
The crops in California continued to yield well.
Things in New York. John Mitchel had a
public reception at Brooklyn, on Thursday. A
procession, military and civic, escorted him from his
residence to the Governor's room, City Hall, where
he was received by thousands of people in the most
The convention of delegates from the Trades and
Civic Societies of New York, met on Thursday
evening, for the purpose of making the necessary
preparations for a proper reception of John Mitch
el. A large number of societies reported, and they
resolved to co-operate with the military.
Rev. Messrs. Bushnell and Best sailed on Thurs
day for the Gaboon Miss;ons, Africa, under the
auspices of the American Board.
During the continuance of the Crystal Palace,
it is estimated that not far from seven rr:llions of
visits will have been made to the exhibition, and
that of those from abroad, the sum of ten dollars
will have been left in the city by each person.
Ax Advocate ok Polygamy. The Milledge
ville correspondent of the Columbus Times in no
ticing the proceedings in the Senate of Georgia,
says : "Some excitement was produced by a me
morial from a Mr. Flournoy, of Jackson county,
which was presented by Mr. Dunnegan, on the
subject of Polygamy. The object of the memorial
was w procure tue repeal ot all laws making Po
lygamy unlawful. The grievances endured by am
orous gentlemen who have but one wife were de
tailed at length, and scripture, history, profane and
sacred, and the, necessities of the case, were fully
examined and set forth at length in the memorial :
but so soon as the nature of the document was as
certained, it was scouted from the chamber as im
moral, indelicate and opposed to the civilization of
t'uvKv" ok the Beaifout Railkoad. We
fn from, the jYetvbern jVeit's that the survey of
r load has been completed. The following is
account the JTews gives of the route from New
u -to Beaufort':
I tie Survey from New Berne towards Beaufort
il'or, runs in as direct a line as consistent to a
nt on Adam's Creek, , we think about 17 12
cs trom New Berne.-, From this point two
'jb s are run' to the Atlantic, One to Shepard's
it, the other to (Jallaiit'.s Point, near Beaufort.
I Auuiui.iuuii oi iiie .nai hor at both these points.
so at Lenoxville. was n:id.. ndi
'ni ti.- iiiv
advantages tor a "terminus bi,d, thf
Distcraxck on the Erie Railroad Dis
graceful Proceedings. Erie, Pa., Dec. 1'.
Quite a serious riot has been progressing on the
Erie Railroad. Tt was in full tide this morning.
It seems that the Company changed the guage,
when the citizens and others turned out and des-
t roved the bridge East of the city, and toie up the
Several trains are now detained in conseque.nc ,
and much excitement exists.
The work of demolishing the bridges is still go
intr on. The bridge across French and State streets
has-been torn down, and the mob are now engag
ed in taking the rails out of the street at the de
pot. The . pa-sengers by the " lightning train "
had to be taken round the city to the road oh the
other side. Police Ferguson, w ho had been engag
ed bv the railroad company, while taking down
tlie names of the rioters, was '.arrested and taken
before a magistrate and made to give bail to keep
the peace. -
Erie, Dec. 8. At a meeting of the citizens of
Harbor Creek, it was resolved to take up the track
North and East where it crosses the highway.
The Attorney General of Pennsylvania says he
will .sign a petition of the citizens of Erie, asking
an' injunction' against the Cleveland and Erie Rail-
Mr. Blanch thinks this portion will not--! road, and that the Supreme Court at his request
will issue a writ on Monday, when the cars will be
stopped running between the Ohio State line and
Erie, until matters cau M.-e arranged.
There has been ik: more violence, but the people
are determined to hae their own way.
The Railroad Tuoublk at Erie. It is stated
that an injunction ha I been served upon the
Mayor and Aldermen of Erie, Pa., forbidding
them to interfere with those engaged in changing
the guage of the road through that city; and abo,
forbidding them appropriating any of. the city
funds for the payment of those employed bv them
to prevent the change.
Erie, Saturday, Dec. 10, 1853. The Railroad
Company last night completed laying the track,
and repairing the bridges up to the city limits,
and the train was run over from the Sta e line to
within a mile of the Depot. In the night, the rio
ters at Harbor Creek, again tore up the track, de
stroyed the culvert bridge, and ploughed up.part
of the grade of the road. Many of the' citizens
here are indignant at the action of the mob, and
desire the Railroad to be left unmolested. Many
of the rioters are paid for their work bv interested
parties. The Company will lay the track through
the city to-day. The Postmasters here and West,
have sent reports to the Postmaster General, stat
ing the cause of the delay in the mails.
A Bloomer. The Washington correspondent
of the Petersburg Express, writing of matters and
things in the Capitol, says :
" Great curiosity and amusement were created
by the appearance of Mrs. Miller, a daughter of
Hon. Gerrit Smith, M. C. of New York, in various
parts of the Capitol, in full Bloomer costume , a
sea 'to keep open the coast of Circassfa. Theturks
have five times repulsed the Russians fromthie for
tress of San Nicholas. Two Russian ships! have
been lost in the Black sea.
Admiral Sir L. Lvon was on his wav to take
i command of the British fleet. 1
It is now reported that Dost Mahommed isj hos
tile to Russia, as are all the Mahommedans of ndia.
Some difficulties had occurred between Turkey
and Greece. !
ENGLANrj.-Parliament had been further proro
gued till January 3d. . j
A treaty had been concluded between England
and France, guaranteeing the integrity- of Tujrkey,
giving Austria and Prussia the priv ilege of joining
in it. i
Spain. At a ball given by the French Ambas
sador at Madrid, the Duke of Alba, brother-in-law
of the French Empress, made a disparaging remark
concerning the dress of Mrs. Soule, wife of the
American Minister, which being overheard by
young Soule, he made a slight assault on the Duke.
Mr. Soule, however, interfered and removed his son,
but the affair created much excitement. Young
Soule afterwards challenged the Duke, who;refus
Prussia. The Prussian Chambers had i been
opened. Prussia claims to act as may seem best
for hor own interest in tYxe Eastern war.
Germany. Some troubles were reported in
Baden between the government and clergy.
Large forces of artillery have been ordered into
China. In China the rebels were everywhere
successful. There was some talk of another inva-
ARRIVAL OF THE GEORGE LAW.
FURTHER FROM CALIFORNIA.
New York, Dec. 12. The steamer George Law,
from Aspin wall, has arrived, bringing 4G7 passen
gers, and the California mails of the 16th. She
has 888,000 on freight. :
The principal feature of the news is the excite
ment incident to the report of the discovery of the
gold valley of the Amazon.
Ihe expedition to Sonora remained in statu quo.
Intense excitement had been created at Sonora
by the rumors of the sailing of the filibuster expe
dition. Troops had been sent to Sonora from
Guay aulas. It was reported that Gen. Tacon was
on his march with 2,000 men. Governor Guadara
had authorised the settlement of a colony of -Ger
mans at Sonora.
The mining news was generally favorable.
miners on the river beds were preparing to leave
on account of the near approach of the rainy season.
Mayor Gunison has sent m a message to the
Common Council, stating thaL the funded and
floating debt of San Francisco is but little short of
2.000,000. The city is to be lighted with gas on
the 1st of January.
The Methodist Chcvrch Controversy. The
U. S. District Court at New Yojk, on Thursday,
confirmed the adjustment recently agreed on be
tween the Commissioners of the two branches of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and made the
several payments as stipulated, amounting to
8191,000, a lien upon the real estate -described In
bill. Said payments extend through a period of
The Methodist Church South agrees to t:ike, in
settlement of its claim, under the decree of .Judge
Nelson, the sum 'of 11)1,000 in cash, together with
the Richmond, Charleston, and Nashville printing
establishments, and all the debts on books and
periodicals, due the New York book concern, from
individuals residing within the geographical limits
of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.
It is further agreed bv the parties that 70,000
-Dates from Melbourne to August
29th, represent the markets as moderately
Steamboat Wrecked. Charleston, Dec. 8.
The steamboat Mary McKennie was lost on Satur
day, on the Tennepac river. She had a Targe freight,
but little of which was saved. The passengers es
caped. . .
For the South. Last week a corhpany of thir
ty men left Gardiner, in Maine, at wages of from
23 to 30 per month" and expenses paid, to cut
hard pine in the southern part of Georgia.
Mr. Soule. Mr. Soule, our minister to the
Court of Spain, has, it is said, recently purchased
a splendid estate near Castilhon, his birth place, in
the French department of tlie Ariege.
Tub Resurrection Excitement at Syracuse.
Twelve students concerned in the recent body-
rjie j snatching affair, have been arrested, causing a great
Treatment of Hebrews bv Austriaj The
Hebrew citizens of Albany, N. Y., have
meeting to express their indignation at " tlU
atrocious, tyrannical, ar.d arbitrary act of
Joseph of Austria, by which he has deprived 7p0,000
of his Jewish subjects of the inalienable rights of
man." They adopted a long series of resolutions
in the preamble to which they say that in jconse
quence of that cruel and despotic decree of the Aus
trian tyrant, the Jewish Bankers of London, viz :
Messrs. Adafn Spielitian & Co., Ban u t Co., Mon
teau Brothers, and Abraham Bauer & Co., have
agree 1 not to deal.in Austrian State stocks, and a
Hebrew member of the Stock Exchange has also
thrown a large quantity of Austrian stock on the
marker. as not, worth keeping." This example
thev urge all friends of religion and politicaUiberty
to follow through the world. ".-
j New Orleans, I K-c. 7th. The papers of this
! city condemn the false reports published in-the
j New York Tribune, from its New Orleans corres
! pondent, regarding the cholera.
The small Pox is prevailing to a great extent at
the Auburn (X. Y.,) state prison. Forty convicts
were ill with the disea-e on Wednesday.
Heavy Failure. N. Cunningham and Co.,
merchants on India wharf, Boston, in the Califor
nia trade, failed Thursday for 150.000.
Boston, Dec. 9. Jonas Chickeriug, the famous
manufacturer of pianos, died f apoplexy last
shall be paid as follows: 10.000 on the tiling of !
this decree: 40,000 on 5th Jan. next, and the re
maining 20,000 on 1st klay of March next. The
residue of the l 1)1,00(1, amounting to the sum of
121,000, shall be paid as follows : 10,000 on 1st
Feb., 1855; 15,000 on 1st Feb., 18501; 15,000
on 1st Feb., 1857 ; 15.000 oil 1st Feb., 1858;
15,000 on 1st Feb., 1859; 15,000 on 1st Feb.,
1800; 15,000 on 1st Feb., 1801 ; and 15,000 on
.1st Feb., 1802. All of said payments to be made
by the Methodist Cliurch to the legally constituted
agents of the Methodist Episcopal Church South,''
the 'former to pay 4 lie interest everv year on all de
ferred payments, at the rate of 7 per cent., and at
the same rate on the payment to be made on the
1st March ensuing.
?ryev may h:
t i "...
aye disclosed, we ha(e received no
The Corps returned to Nt.w lVrne
Wreck of a Baltimore Vessel. -Norfolk,
Dec. 9. The fine ship Rattler, Cant. Smith, bound
from Chincha Islands to Baltimore, with a cargo
I of guano, has gone ashore on Currituck, and will
probably prove a total loss.
Mr. Edward Laroque, of Baltimore, was a pas
senger, who has arrived safelv at Norfolk. The
crew and passengers all saved. Vessel and freight
insured to the amount of 45,000, as follows :
$10,000 in the Astor and $5,000 in the Mercan
tile, all of New York, on the vessel; and 10,000
in the Ocean Mutual. an I 10,000 in the Fire and
Marine, of Baltimore, on the freight.
The British barque Eliza went asjtore at the
News from Washington. We copy the fol-
lowing from the Globe and the Star :
Official Advices from- Gunnison's Party. The.
War Department to-day received official letters
from Brevet Captain Morris, (son of Commodore
Morris, of this city,) w ho was in command of Gun
nison's escort, which confirms all the news of the
massacre of G. and some of his partv. Morris found
short frock, reaching to the knee, "the breast a la j tlie t(il(s of the slain so mutilated by the wolves
niilitaire, pantaloons, boots, hat and feather, a la
Kossuth, and black mantle, covered with spangles,
after the .fashions of Denmark, as worn by one
Hamlet. She was escorted by Major Nicholson of
the Marine Corps, who must possess great moral
courage. Although the " observed of all observ
ers," she appeared not in the least disconcerted ;
taking no more notice of the curious that surround
ed and followed her, than a Pawnee Squaw or a
se latter part of last week -. and on Monday last " same place. The vessel and cargo are a total loss.
:oinpleted the survey within the limits of the town.
Arrest of a Murderer. -Oh the night of the
? running down Georre Street t. ih.. - '
"-' y, ' " i 7th inst., (last Wednesday,) a young man named
JRa.lkoad SuRVEY.-The Milton Demoerat savs ctym McLyles. murdered Mr. Thomas M.
Lt the survev of a route tor n mil,! , (nier, at a place called the Cove, in Anne Arun-
trksville, via' Roxboro', to Milton has been ,hl cTlt-v' Maryland. McLyles immediately fled, water, and Mr. Hamilton hoped to preserve it alive
feted. It is" represented as boinff verv favor.d.U and Wv- Lowe, of Maryland, issued his proelama- i that way. Ihe eyes are beautiful, and its arms
A Mermaid. Our readers will judge what cre
dence to give to the following statement, copied
from the Halifax Morning Chronicle : "A most
extraordinary fish was caught in the salmon net
of Mr. Hazet Hamilton, of Dundoran, in the Don
egal Bay, last week. It is a beautiful creat.ure;
the head, shoulders and waist resemble a woman.
When we saw it, it was alive in a vessel of salt
jetvd:. It is;represented as being very favorable i . . LKwe .Maryland, issueu ms F.u.m-
k the eonstmef i of e,l, n rn,.l -TK -i,..i ... lJ,-"Vonenng a reward, ot S'JUU tor tne arrest oi
fiance- is 52 miles.
the iugitive. Yesterdav morning a gentleman em-
; ployed as a messenger on Adams k Co.'s Express
-:.-f helot of landon Fav-I !7"rgniZ.d CLyleS th H"
atelv'south of Mr. T. R 'vhraond, and immediately caused him to be
..iuv ne win be taken to Maryland in
northern train of this morning.. Express.
There was a storm at Petersburg. Y., on;
S a i.h of R e al Estate
tevill. :..,.;.-. i: .1.;
Wress, belong, to the kuart estate, was sold i ' "6 U be eu to Maryland in the
when touched, become stiff, and the whole body
appeared sensitive to the . touch. Many persons
considered it a young mermaid. - Where is Bar
as to make it out of his power to bring them off, or
even to bury them. Gunnison was shot' with fif
teen arrows, and Kearn, late a draughtsman in the
Topographical Bureau, was shot through the heart
with a rifle ball, and had both arms torn off. No
thing but his watch-guard was found on his body.
The Home Squadron. We understand the ves
sels of the Home Squadron have been ordered to
rendezvous at St. Thomas, West Indies, where they
are to receive further instructions from the eomf
manding officer. The frigate Columbia. Comman'-
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BV THE iVIACrARA. ,
Further from Europe The Battle of Olenitizo
E'-ght Hundred Russians Slui,(x.
The Niagara did not arrive at Boston until a
late hour on Friday night. She did not arrive at
Halifax until Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The
telegraph reported that she arrived there on Wed
nesday night at ten ; this was an error.
The papers' contain very little news in addition
to that telegraphed from Halifax.
The London Morning advertiser of 20th, states
that the British Government had just received a
j telegraphic message announcing the entrance of the
i combined fleet into the Black Sea.
; Yienna, Thursday Evening. The Russians at-
tacked Fort St. Nicholas in Asia, by land and sea,
but were repulsed rive times. A Russian steamer,"
i with 1,500 men onboard, was stranded 25 of the
crew were saved by the Turks and brought to Con
! stantinople as prisoners.
! It is stated in another dispatch that the Turks'
have taken a Russian maivof-war in the Black sea,
and that the crew have arrived at Constantinople,
but no details-are given.
Constantinople, Nov. 10. The Turkish capital
is in a state of joyful excitement. A bulletin has
been issued announcing that on the 4th inst. Omer
Pasha defeated the Russians at Oltenitzo. On that
day the Russian General led 30,00 men against
the position which the Turks had taken upon the
2d and 3d, on the left'bank of. the Danube. The
combat lasted six hours. The Russians were rout
ed, and left a large number of muskets and quanti
ties of ammuuition on the battle field. Eight
hundred Russians were killed, while the Turks had'
only thirteen killed and seventy-two wounded.
An Austrian report says the Czar has replied, in
answer to an inquiry of Austria, that he will enter
into negotiations if the Porte proposes a project of
No Rain in Peru. It neer rains in Peru.'
The vapors, as they ascend from the" sea, : are at
tached to the summit of the Cordilleras; where
they are condensed into shower. .But on ithe line
of coast which lies between the sea ;md the base '
of these stupendous mountains, the rain never falls.
All agriculture is the result of artificial ilrigaiion.
But the frequent, and full streams, flowing from the
Cordilleras, make this comparatively easyj Cor
resjxyndence of the Jour. Com.
The Ravages of the Yellow Fever at Ber
muda. This little island, usually one of the health- .
iest places in the world, has suffered terribly from -the
ravages of the yellow fever. A "late letter from
there, published in the Halifax papers, states that
out of four hundred troops taken sick, two "hundred
had died. Thirteen officers had also pel ished, and
one hundred and twenty three convicts. The con
victs were still dying at the rale of six 'or eight
The Conspiracy against the Like of Louis
Xai'OLkon. The trial in Paris of the. persons
charged with a conspiracy to a.-sassiuate Louis
Napoleon has terminated. Six of the accused were
acquitted, and twenty-two found guilty with exten
uating cirdimtances. Of the latter, .seven have
been sentenced to transportation, three to eight
years exile, and the remainder to imprisonment 'for
terms varying from five to ten years. ..
THE LATEST MARKETS!
FAYETTEVILLE MARKET-Wholesale prices
reported expressly for the southern weekltJ post,
By A. J. O'HAXLON. j
FAYETTEVILLE, n. c. i
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER ARCTIC'
TWO DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE.
The War at the East Contradictory Rumors
Tntearitu of Turkey Guaranteed bv France and
der Pendergrast, has already sailed for that port;; ; Enqiand Trouble Between a Spanish Official
the steamer Fulton, Ljeut. Watson, is daily ex- a1ld Young Soule Success of the Chinese Rebels
pectea to sau irom Norfolk, and the sloop of war
Albany, Commander Geary, will probably leave in
the course of a week.
New York, Dec, 11. The steamer Arctic has
arrived, bringing 93 passengers, and Liverpool dates
of Nov. 30th. Among her passengers is J. C. B.
expenses oj House-Keeping in Washngon.b e- ; Dayis? bearer of despatches from London and Pans
male senams, nve to ten dollars per month ; oak j The Africa arrived out at midnight, on Sunday
December lit, lio-.
Bacon-8K 9K- .
Beeswax 'J5 26.
Coffee Rio 12 ; Laguira 12i,',
Cotton Bagging Gunny 14 ; Dundee 12X 18,
Cotto n Yarn Nos. 5 to 10, lb 18.
Domestic Goods Brb. Sheeting 7 8.
Flour Super. $5,75.
Feathers 45 50.
Grain Corn 80 ; Wheat $1,00; Oits55; Rye $1,00.
Iron English 4 ; Swedes, commpn bar 5, wide 6.
Lard 10 It- - j "
" Sack Salt $2,00, Alum 75. I
Sagar Loaf and Crush 10 11 ; St. Croix 9 10 ; Por
to Rico7K8K- f
Molasses 28. 1 '
Sole Leather 20 22. " j
Tallow 12. j
Remarks. Cotton receipts fair, stock on hand with con
sumers enough for several weeks. :
Flour the cargo receipts averaging 300 Bbls.jper day)
with the unfavorable advices from the New Town market has
caused this article to decline from $6 to 5,75, for superior.
Molasses part of a cargo arrived here per Evergreen to
day, it is a good article at 28.
A. J. OTIANLON.
RICHMOND MARKET WholesaleTrices.
wood six dollars per cord ; pina wood, five ; anthra
cite coal, six to seven ojollars per ton.
Theodorb J. Wilkinson died at New Orleans
on tlie 2d inst.,' from a wound received at the Na
tional Bridge, during the Mexican war.
Pea Ncts. On the 2d inst., 1,000 sacks of pea
nuts arrived at Louisville from Tennessee. It is
said they are so plentiful in Tennessee that the
farmers are feeding their bogs on them instead of
The proprietors of the principal hotels in De
troit have closed their liquor bars, in compliance
with the new law.
A farmer in Lewis county, Va., has raised this
year 2,500 busheU of turnips.
General Intelligence. Very little addition
al news of interest has been received. Nothing
had occurred along the Danube, and heavy storms
of rain and snow had set in. There were rumors
of an armistice, but these were doubtful. It was
also reported that an engagement had occurred be
tween the Turks and Servians, but it was not credit
ed. The conduct of Omar Pacha had been sanction
ed by the government, and the Sultan bad present
ed him with a horse. The allied fleets lie at Bey
Oos. The Tuiiish fleet had gone into the Black
REPORTED EXPRESSLY FOR THE WEEKLY POST,
By J. N. GORDON &. SOJf, j
Grocers and Commission Merchants, j
December 14, 1853.
Bacon The article has declined. We quote jSides 74
8 ; Shoulders 6 7- No new in market of consequence
Batter Prime Mountain, 18 20c ; inferior; qualities.
12X 15. i
Coffee Rio llc 12 ; Laguyra 12 VA i Ja
13 1414c. !
Feathers Sales at 50c ; supply good.
Flour Very dull ; Country Superfine held at $6 ;
Gna no Sales at $46 , supply abundant. I l:
Grains Com, 66 70 ; Rye 80c ; Wheat $l,45j $1,50.
Plaster Sales from Wharf by cargo $1,90 ; from store
$2,001 : j
Sagar Porto Rico 6 7c; New Orleans 5K 6;
Coffee Sugars 7 8. j .
Seeds. Clover 7 1)4 5
Tobacco Inferior lugs $5 $6; good $7 j common
and middling leaf, $8 &X good to fine $9 & tl2$ ;
fancy manufacturing $15 20. . j
Wool 32 35 for washed.
J. N. GORDON ft SUN.
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Monday last under a decree of the Court of
5uty for 6,27o.: Mr. S. W. Whiting was i the
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