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Description: News of the Day

Date: September 22 1838

Newspaper published in: New York, NY

News of the Day

During the storm last week, the big ship Pennsylvania parted her moorings from the Navy Yard, Norfolk, and run ashore.

On Thursday evening the gable end of Pennsylvania Hall fell to the ground.

The Sickly Season at the West: A malignant bilious fever, which assumes a typhus form, prevails at the west. It proves generally fatal to new comers.

Fire: A large woollen factory, at Tolland, Conn. has been burnt down. A steam saw mill belonging to Captain J. HOWARD, was destroyed by fire a few days since at Dearbornville, Michigan. Loss 7,000 dollars.

Deaths from vegetable poison: Two children, named COLLINS and WHITE, were poisoned at Beaver, Pennsylvania, recently from eating of stramonium, otherwise called thorn apple and Jimson. [Politics.]

Both parties are in the field for the fall election. The Democratic State Convention at Herkimer, nominated Governor MARCY, and Lieutenant Governor TRACY, for re-election; and the Whig State Convention at Utica, nominated William H. SEWARD as their candidate for Governor, and Luther BRADISH for Lieutenant Governor.

Melancholy Event. Jeremiah HINE, Esq. counselor at law, of Carmel, Putnam County, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor, on the 11th of August.

William CLARKE, Esq. formerly Governor of Missouri, and for a long time Superintendent of Indian Affairs, died at St. Louis, on the 1st inst (i.e., September 1).

The Doomed City: The fever is still raging at Charleston, S.C.

Diabolical Murder: Charles GOODLET, a U.S. sailor, aged about 40 years, of which 30 had been spent in the Navy, was inhumanly murdered at New Orleans on the night of the 6th ult. at a house of low character, in Girod street, kept by a woman named DOYLE, together with three male confederates. The body was found shockingly mutilated, and buried beneath the floor.

John B. HENDERSON, the forger, was on Friday brought before the criminal court at Washington for counterfeiting Treasury notes.

Mr. William STEEL one of the oldest and most efficient pilots of Philadelphia, was accidentally killed on Thursday last.

The Hon. John FAIRFIELD, the Democratic Candidate for Governor of Maine, has been elected by about 2 or 3,000 majority over Governor KENT.

The Honorable George H. DUNN, member of Congress from Indiana, was overturned in a stagecoach while traveling in Ohio, and had both his ankles dislocated.

The Ship Alexandre. Several bags, forming part of the cargo of the Alexandre, on being landed at Bordeaux, have been found to be stained with blood. Information of this circumstance having been given to the Judge d'instruction, he ordered them to be deposited in a place of detention. This fact comes in corroboration of the declarations of the cook relative to the murder of the captain and part of the crew.

Port au Prince, August 15. The new Haytian tariff took effect this day; it reduces the duties on imports about one quarter. The change, however, it is said, will not so much benefit the American trade as the trade of other nations, as they will pay 10 per cent duty more than other nations. The new tariff requires nine per cent additional tonnage to be paid by American vessels. All tonnage, however, must be now paid in Spanish coin, instead of the Haytian currency.

At the late fair of the Mechanics Institute, the first premium for India Ink drawing was awarded to Mr. P.H. REASON, of this city.

Submitted: 07/29/10

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