ennimunicaling the armistice by the chiefs ,1 ;,.,- tniil Jumnef. to llio Mattered purties of Indians, that this should not bo considered an an interruption lo the ntittci pat od meet ing on llio 1 Ot li inst., ns both those chicla were particular in sioimg, mm in rne nnv acts of hostility should be coin milled on ntlier side, it should not interfere Willi the contemplated meeting. U is pos liilili. however, that t licso suggest IOI13, 01 tho nart of the chiefs, were intended to meet the case of uttaclt tlial liaa actually occurcd. 'Pun Sev in Wamunoton. Washington. Feb. 27. Mnnilnv. Petition day. On motion of Mr. Cambrclong, all that sort of thing was cut off, and the order. or the day changed. Mr Adams had a hugn I'elion piled upon a hugor Ossa of petitions on his desk, which wore thus shut off, and ho quietly sal down, to await tho now order of tilings, as to petitions, and llio rules for receiving, and voting upon them, which the first Van Uuren Congress may establish. For no more petition days can come in this King's reign. Congress has been very busy to-day, and mv letter, so far as it relates to Congres sional matters, while it will not show it to have been avcry interesting day for debate ond discussion, will prove that bodies have kept; to work. In thellousD, tho Appropriation Dills aro still the ordersof the diy : and that branch lias been occupied with the annual Harbor Bill. This is tlio Hill upon wincii every body wants to engraft an amendment, for the obtaining of some of llio expenditure? of public money among his own constitn. ents. FiVery body who lives near salt water, many who border tho northern and inland lake?, and some who live in the interior, where a river may run, if there does, not now, must have an amendment read at tlio Clerk's table, and must deliver a speech. Nothing, therefore, but the Harbor Bill has been heard of to-day in tho House. In the Senate, tho resolutions in relation to our Mexican affairs, introduced by Mr. Buchanan, of the Foreign Relations, wore taken up and passed. They were debated but a very little. Wednesday next was made tho day for tho consideration of tho question of Texan independence. Some little conversation passed, which resulted in tho arrangement which I have just named. The Fortification Bill, (with Mr. Bell's surplus amendment,) among other Bills from tho House, was read a first and sec ond time, and ils discussion postponed for tho present. To morrow, probably, it will bo taken up and considered. The Senate passed the rest of tho day in ridding tho table of its accumulated bu siness, in which they made a considerable progress. The Fortification Bill, of which, as well us ils amendment, adopted on motion of Mr Bell, I have said something in my two last letters, stands greatly in danger of not pas f ing, in its present shape, the Senate--That body will probably strike out the stir, plus provision. If it dues, and it conies back to the House, I think, now, that the latter will concur in thai arrangement. The President, it is now understood, will cer tainly veto it, if ever it comes into his hands, although a bill otherwise so im portant in itself, while the amendment merely contemplates a contingency. Knowing this, if tlio Senate strikes out, 1 think tho House will conclude to concur, rather than lose the Fortification Bill. It may not bo as I predict. Wo shall now very soon sec. You havo no idea how rapidly tho office holders and sycophants of tho new admin istration, (the mushrooms warmed into life by llio sun that is rising ) arc filling up the city. The rivers aro now open, and they in shoals, in droves, in squads, in locust liko legions. Every nook and corner is full already. Gailsby does nothing but say "No," and Brown and Fuller 6hako their heads like mandarins. They come in every sort of vehicle, in the cars, and on horseback1 Their faces are all'tumed tn- wjird the capitnl, from r very point ol the compass, round-about Washington. Vir pinians, Olnoians. Pennsylvania!), Wes tern men, New England men, and New Yorkers by the million, almost. I hey am coming to see, be seen, hear, bo heard. dance, be danced with, court, be courted love, bo loved, marry, ho married, and last and most, and best, "mid yet far must diffi cult of all, to seek office, and if possible to gel oflice, under tho new Kaiser. But alas! the dancers and the lovers will stand the belter chance : these last expectants will have more words of promise in tho ear, than they will find kept inviolate lo the hope, But that's their afiair, not nunc. Washi.nt.ton, Fib. 2ft The President laid before the Senate bill from the President elect, stating that he should be ready to take tho oath provi ous to his entering on the duties of his of ficc on Saturday tho 4th of March at 12 o'clock, at such place and in such manner 09 the Senate might appoint. Mr. Grundy offered a resolution for the appointment of n Committee to mako the necessary arrangements. Mr. Clay said ho should like to know il the precedents had been examined, to see whenco resulted the exclusive authority oxcrciscu uy me henato in tins mailer. He remembered that at the first inaugurn tion of Mr, Monroe the Senatu applied to tho Houso lor tlio use ot their Hull, lie (Mr. C.) was then presid ng officer of the House, and ho told the Sunato Committee that he would with tho greatest pleasure prepare tho Hall for tho reception of such distingu'n-.hcd guests, but ho abject cd to the bringing of tho fine red chairs from the benato lor tlio accommodation of the Sen atorc ns ho thought tho plain furniture of tlio nouso was Euiiicient for the uso ol democratic President. The Committee took timbrairo, and hod the ceremony in tho open air. Ho thought it, might bo well lo trace the authority. Mr. Grundy said this resolution was ac cording lo precedent, He did not know tho eourco of tho authority, but if the Houeo would not let tho ceremony bo per formed there, il might bo done out of door i lie resolution was then adopted, am Committee of three was ordored to be uj pointed, At 0110 O'clock tllO SenatO nr(ICCeded consider the IIouso Bill, making appropria - Hons lor certain fortifications, &c and the quest inn being on the nmondnicnt reported by the Committee on Finance, lo slrlku out the srcoml section providing that the Mir plus in the Treasury on the tsl of January, lti3!J, excepting five millions, shall be divi ded among the Stale under the provisions of the act' of last session. The amendment win briefly debated by Mr. Calhoun, Mr. Wright, and Mr. Clay, (who asked for the Yeas and Naya which were ordered) Mr. Buchanan, Mr, Itives, Mr. Cuthbort, Mr. Niles, Mr. Crittenden, until tho hour arrived for taking a rcccs3 without coming to a conclusion. At five o'clock tho Senate resumed the consideration of the subject, a quorum bo mg assembled. Mr. Brown then addressed tlio Senate against tho practice of attaching to a bill, by way of amendment, subjects entirely dissimilar, and particularly against the amendment of the IIouso to this Bill, pro viding, as it did, for a contingency which might never occur. Mr. Clay then said a few words in de fence of the amendment, elating that the adoption of it, if there was a surplus, would prevent the Banks fn. m holding it in Iheir possession twelve months, while if there was no surplus, no mischief could bo done, because the Bill would merely be inopera tiv?. The act of last session was hailed every where a3 a measure of great mttnifi cence; and it was satisfactory to sco that in all tho varinu purposes to which the dif furcnt states hid directed their several pro. portions, there had been no injudicious ap plication of tho money. Ho resisteil the idea that the adoption of the amendment would have the cfi'ect of checking needful appropriations, by showing that no such of feet had been produced by tho Bill of last session. The objection was founded in a belief that the people entertain a distrust of the Legislature, and of their Senators and Representatives, ami in a distrust on tho part of him who made tho objection, of the competency of the people for self gov ernment. Mr. Ewing, of Ohio, took a similar view of the operation ol the amendment. He expressed a hope that the Compromise Bill would not yot bo disturbed. Nor was he without a hope that tho bill giving away the public lunds would Mill fail lo become a law. To no Mich objects would he give his assent, merely to prevent n surplus rev enue. II these measures did not pass, and if we did not gut into a practice of making extravagant appropriations, there would bo a surplus. He estimated that the re eeipts from tho Customs, for tho present year, would be from 12 to 15 millions. All this would have to remain in the Banks, unless somo provision bo now made to take it from them. Mr. Calhoun said there was at present a largo surplus in the Treasury, and ho bo lioved tlial the revenue from the Customs would be 21 millions. Tho cotton crop will be equal to the last. Itico commands a bettej price and the crop will be good. The tobacco crop will deteriorate- to some extent. On these bases ho Imnnloil liu cut. culalion that tlio imposts will amount to 21 millions. From the best information he calculated that unlets tho Laud Bill in tho otlior House should pass, tlio revenue from public lands would be !J or 0 million?. The hole available means ot tho vear would not be less than 33 or !M millions, including ii at would be received from the U. a. Bank lie left out of his calculation the millions left in the Treasury now, noil tho millions in tho hands of disbursing officers. Our expenditures ought not exceed 12 mil. lions, but perhaps will be run up to 20 or I millions. And even then the surplus ould bo at least 12 millions, lie descri bed our political system as in a congestive slate, ils energies weighed down bv a su pcrabuudatil lluid, winch requires to be thrown oh" in order to give relief- There are but three alternatives 1st, Will we leave the money in the hanks for them to lend out to speculators at G per cent ? 2dly, Will wo distribute anion" the 'stales? Or illy, Will wo raise our expenditures to the calo of our incoiiu' ? Ir. Buchanan said if the Senator from Suulh Carolina could carry out his views. ho would prove himself the best Tariff nipii in tho country. If he could eslab'i-h this svsieui ol distribution, depend on it. the I anlt would never bo reduced. II (Mr. B ) had always been a friend to the Laud lull, considering it as our safely alve, and he was sorry lo believe that it wa? now a lifeless corpse, abandoned by all lis friends, and ho left to be the oily mourner. Tiiev who had advocated the Land Bill, had now descried it, and taken up this bantling of annual distribution, in its room. He disclaimed nnv want ol con fidence in tho virtue and intelligence of the people, but then! were corrupt individuals among the people, who would put the mo ut-y in their own pockois. The country was plo'horic in Us condition last year, in danger of apoplexy, and we bled the pa tient ; but now, when he is described as a very Don Quixote, or like tho poor apntho cury of Sliakspoare, dying of a consump tion, and it will scarcely bo prudent now to bleed him. Did tho I'oullouiau from Ar- ansns believe if this amendment pas this evening, thai toe Army Increase liill, so nec ssary for his State, will ever pass? Mr. Benton Never. Mr. Buchanan Il never will. Ho should vote against the amendment ; and if t hero should be a surplus next year when congress meets, ho would act in wisdom and policy might dictate. Mr. Benton made some remarks in oppo. sition to tho amendment of the House. Ho congratulated the American peoplu that tho length and breadth, tho whole magni tudo of l his scheme was revealed and pro senlod to them, and that this distribution was without limitation as in time. He looked to the high intelligence and incur, ruptible virtue of tho people to put down these attempts to destroy tho Union. L"t tho amendment pass, and farewell lo the bill introduced by Mr. Calhoun to cedo the public lauds to tho Slates, which was so loudly hailed by the Wc-toru Senators. Mr. Wall said ho had voted for the bill last year after mature deliberation, but he did not intend to vote for distribution as a system, Tim case was now very different from what it was then. He considered this as an attempt to introduce a sybtem of to tills ciiln'ret mnv iv'nll lin nrictniinml Till iwivl log rolling legislation, lie thought that , session. Ho said Congress would moot again on the first Monday inDccembor and, we might safely trust the subject to their discretion. Tho question was then taken on llio Binoiidmenl of tho commttco of finance, striking the amendment of the Iiouso from (ho bill, and it was decided in the affirma tive Yeas 20 Nays ID. So the section was stricken from the bill. Wasiiinoton, March, 1st. Again the Whigs have triumphed over the minions of power. Again Gen. Jack son, if ho will cast his eyes upon the doings of Congress v ill sco the difference in the conduct of those by whom he ha3 been man aged, at the commencement and at the close of his Executive career. There is now scarcely n member on the floor that would I ui ii upon his heel lo protocl "the greatest and the best" from being covered with infamy and disgrace. After tho currency bill, ns it is termed, had passed the Senate, tVie party began to examine its bearings, and they perceived, very distinctly, that in cfi'ect, it was a vote of censure upon the President; it was, therefore, determined to null!; it; for this purpose it was referred to tho Committee of Ways and Means, and Mr. CambroJong re ported an amendment (as he termed it) the intention of which was, to protect "the re vera! chief" (if I may bo permitted to use tho language the Seventh Ward Bank) from that censure. This morning the bill was called up for oonsideralion. Mr. Cainbreleng made a very few explanatory remarks in favor of his amendment. Mr. Lawrence, of Boston, who is an intelligent, firm, but unassuming man, "took the bull by tho horns." Ho oc cupied the floor about Ion minute?. Among other remarks, referring lo tho Treasury order, ho said, that tho cfi'ect of Mr. Cam brolcng's amendment "was to legalize that which had heretofore been considered doubtful." Tho point of tho rcmirk was well understood. A less modest man would have Eaid, and said truly "the design of tho amendment is to legalize an act of usurpation on the part of the President, which deserves to bo thus branded, by the passage of just such n bill as the one under consideration." After a very short debate the previous question was demanded and carried; this loft Mr. Cainbreleng and his amendment behind. Tho most amusing part of the scene was to see these sturdy champions of the gag law caught in their own net. They all voted against the call. Even Mr. "Pre vious fl)ifeiftm"hiui5clf shunned his nursling. Tlio hill was then passed by a vote of two thirds. If this mortifying incident had oc curred in 1 033, wo should havo had notice upon notice of expunging resolutions. Il is a most Ecvro rebuke of Gen. Jackson, and by many was so intended. Is it possible that ho will ever consent to sign his own condemnation? Yesterday, while the amendment to the Fortification Bill was under debate in the Senate, Mr. Clay alluded, in a t passing and playlul manner to tho Seventh Ward Banls ouJ ho oliiirniin corrpsnondonce with the Treasury Department on the subject or Hie depositcs. The party were greatly annoy ed at the exposures which have been made by Mr. Wise's Committee; but had sense enough, generally, to smolher their chagrin. Not-tso with the eloquent nm fascinating Mr Niles of Connecticut. He could not with stand the taunts and goading of tho mischio vous minority; he, therefore, denounced those banks, that claimed to be the suppor. ters of "the revered Chief." Mr, Nile said "I doubt that tho, applicants are friends of Gen. Jackson. Il was a mere pretence lo got the deposites, for il ainl in the nnlcr of things Jor a bank to be friendly In Gen Jackson." This was a home thrust ; and the severity consisted in ils being true. It is notorious that several, and perhaps a majority of the directors of that bank were among his most bitter and implacable foes until he obtained power. Tho matrons say troubles never come alone. Tlio triumph of the currency hill laid tho foundation fur the defeat of tho land bill. This latter measure was a favor ite object with the "revered chief;" but the naughty representatives of the people the real democracy of tho land, disregarding alike the dictation of the President, and the subserviency of the Senate, laid tho laud bill of that ''aristocratic both" quietly upon tho table there to repose until Congress shall again lie convened. Last evening Mr Wise's committee met to agree upon n report. Mr Pearccol Rhode Island commenced reading what was at first Mippo?ed to bo the production of a ma jority, but what appeared afterwards to have been cc iinccteil by only a portion ol that majority. It was soon discovered that it contained misrepresentations, and by iti- uendo slanders of Mr. Wise. Gen. Camp bell of South Carolinn, one of the minority, interrupted its reading, for tlio purpose of proposing alterations: whereupon it was contended that such a proposition would be out of order; but. tho chairman (Mr. Wise) decided that it wis in order; trnmthis tie eision Mr. Parks appealed. After some desultory conversation it was agreed that i ho whole document should be read; but that notes should be made on the margin of it, as tho reading progressed, oppo-ite to the exceptionable parts, lor subsequent con sideratiou. The misrepresentations became so numerous and so palpable, that General Campbell would hear no more. Afier much collision, ho expressed his opinion and abhorrence of the paper, mid remarked that the man who would under take to MHtaiii it in tho Committee, for the purpose ol being reported to the house, he would hold pcrsiinalli responsible, and if the individual refused to consider himself bound by tho laws of honor ho (Gen Campbell) would chastise him in tho Com nuttee Room, or in tho streets whenever ho met him. He said ho would lock the door until the question was settled. The paper was then withdrawn. This morning the Committee again met
and Mr. Haiinegan presented a brief report drawn up in courteous terms, as I am m formed. The minority dissent from it, but hovu no reason lo c iiisiuor it personally of- Tensive. Il is certain, therefore, that in this, as in llio case ol Mr. Garland's Com niiltco, (hero will be two reports presented to me nouso to morrow morning. Tub Sev in Washington HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Tho report of Monday's nrocccdings were closed at one o'clock, A. M. thoaltciition; and Sir Wa'tcr essentially aided House boing at that timo In great tribulo- . nun iiuiii iiiu tjusuuiiuu hi ti ijiiuiiiim. i uu i usual remedy in bucIi cases, a call of tho House, was resorted to, and was lollowoil up with a pertinacity and sternness not of ten manifested. Tho operation consumed several hours of precious time; punishment was invoked on tho absentees; and a num tier of members falling unfortunately under that denomination, were aroused from thoir slumbers to which they had betaken them selves, and wore brought, in custody of the Sergeant. at arms, to answer for their som niferous propensities. Amongst this n um ber was the Hon. Richard Mr Johnson, Vice President elect of the U. Stales of America. Ho had fallen asleep liko other men, anil like other men ho was called on to answer for his misdemeanor, lie gave as an excuso for his abscenco, tho desire which ho had felt to withdraw for a few days from this minor theatre of his glory, in order for preparing himself for that more high and palmy state of earthly existence, to'which in a few short hours ho was to bo clovatcd. And tho House listening to tho soft whispers of mercy even amidst a scene which, in rude and boisterous- inruuience, was never at n Spanish Bull fight, forgave him for noma to sleep, and decided that he should bo exceed without the payment of his foes. Other gentlemen were not so fortunate. After this tcmncstunus farce was over, the House again went into committee, and, after some time spent therein, rose ond re ported to the House the old Harbour bill and the biH making appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic expcnscs'of tho gov ernment for tho year 1037. And at six o clock of this morning, a motion for adjourn, incut prevailed. 'Ar.r. this Talents.' Tho reporter of tho Baltimore Patriot gives the following as part of tho speech on tho Tariff bill, of one of the Connecticut Senators who has come to the top in the present ebullition. Doctor Niles then offered an amendment for reducing tlio duty on coal to gl per ton, after December next, anil to sixty cents per ton after December following. The learn, cd Doctor supported his amendment in an extraordinary speech. He was in favor of bringing coal down lo the minimum price. It is something, sir, to take tho tax offsalt. Salt, sir, is indispensable to make the food of man savoury. Tho poor cannot do without salt ! neither can the rich, for that matter. Nobody can get along without salt. But sir, Mr. President, salt alone won't do! No sir! Fuel is necessary! What would be tho use of salt to the poor, without fuel to cook their food? There fore, sir. they must have fuel! Yes sir ! And what do I now propose? Uo you not see, Mr. President.' uocs not uic nonorw able Senator see? Doe? not tho whole Sen. ate see? DOES NOT THE WHOLE COUNTRY SEE THAT I AM EN DEAVORING TO MAKE FUEL CHEAP WHEN I PROPOSE TO PAKE THE DUTY OFF COAL? Mr. President is coal. I say, sir, coal, coal, (NiC. M.c. I reallv cannot afllict your readers with tho hum drum and twaddle this honorable Senator poured out for an hour or more on coal. FOREIGN ITE M S. Our news collector reached town this morning, ,roni llio liivcrpool packet snip Independence, Capt. Nye, which has brought, us London papers to tho 24th, and Livorpool to tho 25.h January. . The influenza, as it is termed, rages to a frightful extent in England. Tho King will in consequence not open the approach- ion of parliament in person, but it will bo done by commission of Parliament in person, but it will bo done by commission. I bis disease has also extended Usell to France, where it is known under the name ol "ija urippe, I'rivatc accounts say that the malady is in reality the typhus fever. Much sensation has been created in Pa ris, by tho ncqnito! at Strasburg, of the persons implicated in the conspiracy Louis Bonaparto. The cniemblc of the address to the King, in reply to his speech had been carried, after u most acrimonious debates, by a largo ministerial mujorify ; still rumors of a dissolution of tho present ministry nro very prevalent, and the public m1 ud is evident Iv ill at case. It is said that the Queen's troops in the north of sprain aro preparing for a vigor ous attack on all tho Carhst positions. The accounts from Lisbon represents that city as in a most melancholy situation and another revolution about to bo made The British Admiral had given notice that his squadron would ntl'irod shelter to all British subjects. JV. Y. Courrier. Tin: Giusat Brsr.r. or Mocow. We perceive it is stated in a St. Pelorsburgh paper, that the great bell of Moscow, one of the wonders ol the world, has been rai soil Irani the earn;, in winch it has lor ma ny years been buried, and placed on elevated pedestal, prepared to receive it. This boll was cast in tho year 1733, during tho reign or thu Empress Anno. It is 21 feet in height, and 24 feot in diameter, and weighs .IOv',000 pounds! Tho metal of which it is composed is copper, silver and gold. Il is ol bcaiitilul proportions and or nanicnted with bas-reliof.-j and isastrong illustration of tho perfection to which the arts had attained in Russia at that remote period. Tim ceremony of raising il at tracted much attention many thousand spectators were present and six hundred soldiers were employed iu the undertaking. WAirurt Scott his own Reviisweh. The great metropolis, a book just publish ed by Saunders & Ottly, says: "Sir Walter actually in one instance, reviewed several ofhis own novels. This was in ono of tho volumes of 'The Quar torly' for JB26. Tho Wavorly novels were then beginning to attract universal in extending their popularity by tho long uuu uiauu, uiu ruviuw iu wiiiuii i auuiii;,1 Nono of his crtics dealt nut prai-cs of the works of tho unknown author with a more liberal hand than ho did himself. It is true, he'pointed out soma things which he called blemishes iu the works, but this on ly served to givo greater effect to tho com. mendatinn he so liberally bestowed on their general merit, Besides, tho way in which the thing was dono displayed groat dexterity, and proved Sir Walter to bo much more a man of tho world than most people givo him credit for. Tho portions of the work which he faintly condemned, wore precisely those of the greatest merit. And as he took caro to givo various ex tracts by way of illustrating tho view he profosscd to take of theso works, people had an opportunity of seeing at once the injustico of the slight censure with which he sited them. Voi.untar v Staiivation. Professor Hufeland. of Germany, has lately given an account of a tradesman who, impelled by a succession of misfortunes, and absolutely destitute of tho moan of procuring fond, retired to a sequestered snot m n forest, and thoro resolved to starve himself to ath. He put this determination in force Sept. 15th, and was found on the 3d of'Oc tuber (18 days) slill living, although speechless, insensible, and reduced to the last stage of debility. A small quantity of liquid was given him, after which he "ex pired. With hun was found a toiirual, in which he had made dally entries of his state and sufferings, up to. tho 29lh of September. tic complained the most of thirst. DOMESTIC ITEMS. Extract of o letter received in Philadel phia from a friend and intoligont gentle, man of the western border of Arkansas, dated Jan. 17: The apprehensions that existed a short time since of a difficnltv arriving among the Creeks on account of the right of ruler- ship, between "A-poth-lc-ho-la and Mcin tosh, has subsided, and I hope forever. rourtecn thousand Creeks have ar rived in this couutry within this winter, and their condition is most horrible. Phosc who havo roaciicd Iheir new coun try are without any kind of shelter, having not vet had time to build ; and tho condi tion of several thousand yet on tho road is still worse. I hey ore almost naked, and aro without shoes, anil in this condition thoy nro driven on by the contractor through all kinds of wether, just as if they wore hosrs. I'he snow within the la-t ten l av has been ns much as eight inches deep, and thev are hurried on through it ; i he women and children frequently making the most heartrending crie9 with hunger and cold." Nat. Gtz. Mr. PoiNDEXTisn. The Richmond Whig publishes a letter from Gov. Poin- dexter, in which he thus describes the ac cident which came so near costing him his life : It may not be amiss lo explain to you the manner in which I was led into the mis take of passing through an unncr door. which opened on tho brick pavement be low, without being protected bv o balconv or gallery. This was a now building, with which I was entirely unacquainted, having never been in it before. I spent a short time with a friend, who occupied a room in this now part of the home, and using to retire without a guide, I approached i In door through which I fell, supposing it. to be the entrance on a gallery, which led to my own apartment, I npened it, with confi deuce, in the darkness of uie ni"ht, nnd was immediately precipitated a distance of about twenty feot, breaking the bone of my right leg in two places, si raining my ancle. and breaking tho bono of tho loll leg just above the knee. I am now last recovering from these wound-, which at first were deemed to be beyond the reach of surgical aid, and malteiidiug physicians (Doctors Hogg and Gryines) arc ol opinion that in tho course of a few months, 1 shail be en abled lo walk with my tibial strength. A Man or Bu-inisss B-njamin Rath bun, tho Buffalo defaulter nnd forger, pub lishes an address to the public, occupying five and a half colums in one of the large papers ol I hat city, relative to hid business and its unfortunate termination. Amongst other matter ho gives a statement of his agents, overseers, foremen, &c. from which il appears ho had employed in Ins various operations 1 1 general agents; 9 siiporinlcn dants; 40 furemoii; 2 architect; I ineaniir or of lumber; I teller; 2 ho ik keepers; 1 paymaster of Mechanics; 5 head clerks, and about 40 under clerks. Under Ihese supormtendants, &c, ho had in Ins employ about 2000 operatives; and ho states his daily disbursements lo have been not less than 410,000. There is scarcely a branch of business of any kind, in which he was not largely engaged; besides which, he kepi four of the largest stores in the west crn country two dry good, one of carpets, and one of groceries, provisions, hard. ware. iVc, in each ol which he had from G to 9 clerks. Cunious DiscovEniiss. In the vicinity of the Great Laurel Bridge of the Cum berland mountains, iu Tennessee, there aro extensive caves and grottos, in which many human skeletons and bones of ani. nials have been found, somo of them in a petrified state. These caves and grottos liavo been recently explored by two gen tlemen in search of curiosities, and on the 24th of January they discovered in one of Ihem three petrified bodies entire, ono of a dog, and two human bodies, one of them holding a spear. It is believed by the gentlemen that nil three of the bodies may bo removed from their position in a perfect state though tho dog, being in a laying posturo upon a flat rock, it will un doubtcdly be a difficult task to remove it uninjured. The human bodies appear to be thoso of mon probably huntor. Their clothing can hardly lie distinguished but still it is ovideut thai the two were iu n inoasuro turned into stone. They are de scribed thus : Ono sitting, with the head loaned as it were against a projecting rock and tho other standing, with a spear bal anced in his hand, as though ho was sur prised, and just started on a quick walk, I ho dog lios as If crouched in terror, or about to make a ipritig but tho features or body, arc not distinct enough to dutcr mine which position. Tim cava in which thoy were found is mil 125 feet into the mountain. Tho entrance to tho place is difficult, and it is thought that it never was attempted at all. At the foot of tho oiitranca of tho cave U a considcrnblo brook or water, which uppcars lo gather from all parts of it. There is also n valley thence to the river. The gentlemen who have made this Interesting discovery, ore making preparations to bring away tho bodies, which they intend lo havo forward, od to New York. Shockino Ini'Anticidk. A new born male infant was found on Saturday evening in the entry of tho residence of Mr. Wm. Munron, No 107 Btoad street. It was rolled up in a cloth. The head was bruised, nnd one of tho wrists broken. It was a very largo child, of perfect symmetry of form. It was over twenty inches in length, and weighed Iwelvo pounds. It was bun. ed on Monday. No discovery has yctbeorr made of its inhuman parent. Intoxication. Tlio Bangor Whig relates an aff'-cling instance of tin miseries pro duced by this loath-ionic nnd disgusting vice. During one of tho coldest days oS tho last month, a Mr Carlton of that city a laborer of good character, and a good hii'band when free from the effect of or dent spirit, became intoxicated lo such a degree that ho fell in tho street, early in the evening, and lay there until half past eight, when he was taken up entirely senseless, his hands and ears frozen in a most dreadful manner. Ho will lose his righlhaiid if nut the other, and both of his ears! This man has an excellent wife and throe interesting ch ldrcn and yet, every cent ho can get goes into the pockets of the rum sellers. His poor wife has long supported her family by hor labor but now, with this accumulated burthen upon her hand--, her hu.-band helpless and chil dren hungry, what can she do! Yet she does not complain : she only says with (ears in hor eyes, "If llio venders of spirit would sell my poor husband no more rum, how happy I should be .'" MURDER WILL OUT. A few days ago wo published, from tho Bangor Whig, a paragraph with the above title, ila' iug in sub-lance that a man na med Stillwater wfis murdered in tho sum mer of 1033,011 the M ittawamkcag, and that, from tlu- disclosures in the Oxford County jul, Me., it wa-- thought that tho perpetrator wa- one Cillcy, who was sup posed lo be in New Hampshire-, On the publication of tliw paragraph, we f received a note from the Captain of tho company of Marin e stationed at the Navy Yard, Charleston, informing us that on seeing it, his suspicions immediately fell on one of the company, whose linen was mar ked "Cillcy," but who had enlisted under another name and that he had caused him to bcorresled and detained till somo fur ther crcuni:tauciM should tran-pirc. Wo wrot", the .-ame day. lo the Mayor of Ban gor on the subject, but have yet heard nothing additional.---Ihislon Atlas. Me;, inch ir.Y Sinciun. Miss Susan Cobb, daughter of Cap'ain Divid Cobb. Mansfield, about 3 1 years of age committed suicide on Sunday la-t, while the family were at church, by hanging herself with n handkerchief, in her clu.mber. She placed a small table in the middle of ilie room, and fastened the handkerchief to a houk iu tho ceiling, took the fatal leiji. When found, life was entirely extinct. A bible lay open upon the lab'e. with a leaf turned down at the iJi verse vf the 119th Psalm. Dcdham Patriot. Eri'ccT or .Music on the Deaf anr Dl'mii. The Editor of the Canajoharie Radii, speaking from experience, says : "There is an indescribable effect which music, iu a close room, has oo the deaf man; the air seems to play around Iiiiii in meas ured vibrations, causing a thrilling sensa tion throughout the whole system; a rap id change which wo ?upposc proceeds from a changinn the tunc creates a kind ol exlatic confusion of tho nerves, which cannot be realized only where the sense of leelnig predominates over that of hearing. To tiie person who is obliged by naturo to cultivate fewer perceptive agencies, this sen-ialivo power of feeling is only available and mtu-ic. like the promised land to Mosos on Mount Pisgah, creates a prospective rel. ih fj imagined only through llio dun cnvel. ope ol its roa lit ic.s." .1 thousand d illor Or A great ox fat tened by Wir.Felt. Esq, of Madi-on coun try, was sold to Sandy Welch, who keeps the great eating lious corner of Broadway Ann .-treei, and Matthew Harpel of Wash, ington market, for the round sum of one thousand dollars. It was estimated that the quarters of meat would weigh flvo hundred pounds each. Jour Com, Shockino Acciiik.nt. Mr. Robert Blythe, while engaged in Mr. Samuel M' Bride's factory Fairmount, on Monday last came lo a niosl untimely end. Ho was working in one of the rooms, and while there, tho engineer had opened a trap door in the adjoining room, near the entrance, when this unfnlunato man entered this room, and stepped directly through this opening. The main wheel, revolving with fcarlul velocity, immediately under this door, struck his limb and tore it off near the hip joint. lie was carried immediate ly to the Pennsylvania Hospital, but tho immense loss of blood beforehis arrival, ren dered all surgical efforts useless, and ho wife and six children ore left to mourn their loss- . .. r mi.- i. '''m, U,, fclVWUO till USO JJUIUB an ,!,,;, nn, ,1,., n.i.i woods, whero custom house officers cannot bo stationed, has now got to such a pitch that, in order to repress it, a lax haw been laid of five francs per head on all strong dogs leaving Franco for Belgium, to tho amount of 000,000 per annum. They have been shot, nnd seized, and hunted down, but all to no use; and tho French Minister of Financo calculates that tho smugglers, by means of dogs, cheat the French Custom Iiouso of duties amounting to nearly two millions and a half Iranci per annum.