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- . J From Bicknell's Reporter
Extract to tho Editor, dated,
Washington, 8 ft. 30.
The whole wjck his boen devoted to
the debate on the Bill to suspend ths pay
mint of tho fourth instalment of the Dis
iribuiion act. All other suojacts have
boin laid nsido to make rrom for tint sin
gin affair, nnd after nil, tho bill was pass
ed lust night, nt a very late hour, by n
clear nnd decided majority. If it had no!
p issed lust night, ntul hnd by nny man
ngomeiit been left over to day, the Secre
tary of the Treasury, would on Monday,
have been compelled to issue his warrants,
calling tho Suites to pay back tho thin!
instahn y.it of distribution madj to them,
and which is now in their possession, to
enable the I roasury to meet trio nemanus
already urgently pressed upon its coffers.
Such n state of things would havo been
sincerely deplored, nnd tho injurious of
foots it m ist have produced on the country,
can be anticipated and appreciated by ev
ery one. Fortunately, the bill passed ut
12 o'clock 1 ist night, with an amendment
offered by Mr. Pickens of South Carolina
which confined its operation to the first
day of Januiry 1839. The original bill
was indefinite, and proviJed for its own
existence and operation, 'till otherwise
altaied by law." I ha bill, I limey, will
bi found q'l'ta satisfactory to every one
win is not disposed nnd willing to sufier
his Ivtter judgment and patriotism to be
warpo 1 and led astray, hy his political
proiilclioiH. The Treasury, in conse
qijMic.3 of the embarrassments of the
whole noun try, has became comparative,
ly destitute of means, nnd. who could b
bo unreasonable as to ask the Secretary of
tho Treasury to distribute to tho Slates
money tint Hs ofilsrs do not possess?
If t le distribution had been insisted on, &
tho bill to suspend llic deposile net, bad
not p iss.id, tin country would hr.ve been
snlij -cled to taxation, or the States would
)mv! been compelled to pay back the mo
ney they have received under tho previ
ous inst ilmsnt of the deposile bill. Such
n docinmi would have added immensely
ti tho already distressed situation of the
republic; u rid the public interest would
have b en laid prostrate nt tho shrine of
You know, thnt I nm not a political par
tisan, and, in indulging these incidental
remarks, you will, I hope, give mo credit
for candor, instead of accusing me of par
tizniship. I m n-tt, nnd never can b
made a political parliznn, I do not like old
maids or pnrty politics.
Tho Mississippi election has nlso been
a theme of discussion through tho week,
and has been made a peg to hang speech
ci upon. Tho Rents of the represent!! ;
lives from Mississippi are not contested;
but tho gentlemen who hold ihem, having
emi doubts) whether they nre, orn.ro not
numbers ofCongross, h ive cnlljd on the
housa to decide the vexed inettion. Thi
case is a quacr one, and I will state it ve
Tho Hon. John F. II. Claiborne, nnd
tho Hon. Samuel S. J. Gohlson, were
tmamhirsof the lust Congress, nd us such
held their seats, and discharged the duties
r quired of thtm with gr.-at ability
Their term ofservico oxpircd on the first
of March Inst.
On tha 7th of Juno Inst tho Governor
of Mississippi, in consequence of Mr. Van
Burcn's call for a special session of Con
gress, directed a special election for
members of Congress, to bold their offices
till the regu'nr Missi-s'ppi election could
be had in tho month of November. An
rlection was had, mid Messrs. Gohlson &
Clniborno, wero re-elected by vory heavy
majorities. It is now c mtende I on the
010 hand, nnd denied on tho oilier, thnt
the Mississippi election w is null and void
by reason of tho informality of the Gov
ernor' proM'imnlion. i lie Constitution
of tho United States oxnrosslv nrovides.
thnt members of Congress shall bu elected
once in two years, and thai they shah hold
th.iir sents for two years, unloss removed
by expulsion, iic. Now, it is contended
that Miskm, Ciuibornc and Gohlson were
elected lo Congress, by n majority of all
tho votes in Mississippi; nnd that al
though tin writs of election railed on tho
people to vote for members to hold their
scat for three months, they were in fact,
and by the Constitution and laws, elected
for tho full period of a regular session of
On this point, there exists a variety of
opinions; and whilst tlm friends of I lie ad
ministration on the nnn Kauri emit,. nit, ,l
that. Messrs. Gohlson and Claiborne
ought to hold their sents. the opposition
are decidedly of opinion Hint thev should
be ej -ctadt Thus you see, that tho quos.
tion of ejoction or retention, Imi been
mado a bone or political contention. The
ubject has already Itecn fully dis.'U-taod;
nd on Monday next, will be decided by a
vote of tho House. Tho probability" is.
that Messrs. Clailwrno and Gohlson, will
bo allowed to hold their soals.
The discussion, on a resolution, sub
irtittod by Mr. Cimbr.-leng, a few days n
go, declaring that it is not now expedient
to establish a National Hank, has been
fully carried out during the morning hour
for several days. Mr. John Snrge.int of
t-Alir p'ttv till., nl ln.,,1 .1 II ... r..
:..., :4 . . .i
(.v.,.....o, .in ii,uU( i ii rue occasions;
and whilst Itn has not expressed a dispo
" ritioi to bring forward any project for n
'Bank nf this juncture, ho his manifested
a disposition to awaken the attention of
the nuhlic mind In tint wol,;,., rn, il. n...
r - . . . -j-.w.,..., . ,.v,
pose or agitating tho measure by tho Peo.
plo. It is evident to all, that a strong
pry,Wo vor Of a National Bank, is to
be called into existence; and the day can
not be remote, wh n the United States
will 1)0 convulsed by the ng tators of the
Sank, and nntubnnk parties. The strug
gle between tha opposing partisans will
Hi distinguished for its ardor. It will be
i war between wealth nnd the poverty of
tho country. In sueh a struggle, it can-
int bj difficult to foresee which parly
nust Humph. Money is Power; it is
he only really preponderating Power that
the world has ever felt and ncknowleeg-d;
and what can resist its influence 1 A Na
tional Bank will bo established, in despite
of all the opposition that can lie arrayed,
and he who may hope for a r'iTeroii'. re.
;ult, will he disappointed. If the Appeal
that ma .- be made to the virtue, the mor
ality and the intelligence of the People,
cannot prevail, money enn be used, and
ihitl will obtain votes nnd favor, where fill
other arts and applanees nre found nbor
tive. 'If you cannot get the votes of the
nenple, by persuasion," said n distineuish
ed politician on n memorable occasion,
"get you the mony bags and purchase
thorn." The mode will be npplied to lb -nlan
of chartering nn United Stntes Hank.
The Senate has been enzaeed ra nt of
the lime during the week in discmsing
iIih S.ib 1 roasury proj-ct. As yet, tne
scheme has not oeen decided; if it is car
ried in the Senate, it will undoubtedly be
lost in tho House. Mr. Sargeant is now
addressing the House on the subject of tin
Bank resolution, iind it must be said that
he is doinjr honor lo him elf. and justl'-e
to the subject. The whole Home is
yielding to hiin the most profound alien
tion. thus according to him the attribute
Hue to merit and exalted talent and patri
otic virtue. Mr. Sareeant is mi able
man; nnd no matter v. hut may bo said n
bout the practicability of n ban!;, or the
necessity of establishing one, as a fi-"vi!
ngen'. for the country, it cannot be denied
that Mr. Snrgoant is making a speech,
that will produce n powerful eflect on the
country. After Mr. Sargeanl had con
c'uded. the Ilniiio went into Committee of
the Whole on the Treasury Note Hill. &
after a discussion of two or three hours,
it adjourned till Monday. Yours.
Dy lite South Exprrti Mall.
YELLOW FEVEK AT NEW OR
LEANS. Our slips from New Orleans nre of the
lOih, nnd we regret lo find that lb" pre
vailing epidemic has not diminished in
violence. Tho Ben says; -
'The fever, that all engrossing topic,
-.till continues to pursue its frifihr'u! ca
reer with nn unmitigated severity, almost
unexampled in the history of tins epidem
ic. Its virulence even appears to aug
ment; the nti'nborof its vietima still in
creases, and ir.eilienl men deciare that it
is less under tho control of remedial a
gjnts than at its first appourunoe. .The
lonstant influx of strangers too. by pr.
ser.ting fresli prey to tho pestilence, en
hances its malignity and gives it a wide
field for destruction."
Our slips furnish no nccurnte accounts
of tho number of deaths. On some days
they nre stated to be 75 per day. nnd on
others to havo averaged 50 per day. The
llee contains an ofTHal stater.ieut oi' the
nu nlier of interments nt one burviug
plneo jbe Cemetery nf Bayou St. John
from which it uppears that tho total
lumber buried there from the 1st to the
I7lh Sept. inclusive was 7(59.
Mr. G.'o. C. Kring, assist ant Postmas
ter, has fallen a victim to the fever.
No less than 43!) passengers arrived at
New Orleans on the 10th, 17th, and 18th
I'm I, i,,: i utiiiii.iu Aiivuc tie. .
Tho council or Talk began on Thurs
day last, in Dr. Laurie' church, in
Washington, between the Hon. J. .
Poinsett, Secretary of War, on the part
of the United Slates, and tho delegation
of the Sioux tritirj of Indians, nmounthg
in number to twenty-six, on the part of
distention, was resumed on Saturday, ai
tho snma place. The Cahunet of Pence
being first smoked by ths Secretary, and
tho respective delegate, the Secrolary
stated, that he had again, . b"half ol
their grcal father met them, and hoped !
receive their answer to his proposition
made to them in a council on n day pre
vious. A number of tho chiefs responded, by
short but enrnest sp 'eches the-fctirg'd
thnt they had given tho subject much con
sideration one of them said ho had re
flected on it till day and nil night Hint
sleep was driven from his eyes -that he
bad thought much upon the matter that
the chiefs nnd braves here assembled bad
travelled a long way to meet their giyat
father - that they hoped ho would be just
to them - that thur lands wero valuable
that on talking nmong themselves they
had concluded if their grent father would
givo them $1,000,000 for their land, they
would sell and execute the papers neces
sary; thnt they could not for less that
their nation was numerous, nnd that n
smaller aum would civo ench n vary little
portion thnt their gront I'nllier's peopl-.-was
a mighty people, extending from the
rising to the mid day sun their people
from tho mid day to the setting sun that
they wore rich that, as was shown by
those who wero present, they hnd good
clothing, while their nation we.o poor
they were naked that they hud nothing
hut skins to wear.
The SetreUry replied that in offering
$1,000,000, as directed by ihe sreai fa
ther, he was governed hy liberal fiftmgs
to ward thrm that he kr.ew they were
pO'-r, and that hit wit , by the iura
Diopn !, lo provide fur it.fir rmfoit
r sft r - that ihi amniiNt woUIrl pro
vide tin m wild blark-Mi.ii b' l-iolr, ami
clothing I ke that of their wl.i'e rethrtn
that it anutd eiikbl'' t"Ni lo bere
Ite ibrm, a pnvrr:ul srd happy na'i.'n
tliat lln ir. grrat la'hrr ts-. m like a
'radrrtbui be dirt nm utTst" e" yft fc
in rnd to g've amuhtr itmt ht n'ji't
and iii'a-mted to tlifn v hie f r iliei
lands lhat h now o?'rr(l t'lem d- oblr
ttir pi ice hr liad gi--n rt (lhi p. was for
heir U.kI and mat he could not fcivr
They rrplied tbry 4nrw thr Cliipp
a1 Ur.rt ihat it as imt -o vn'uafilr as
thrim tliai thru ri r1'! s th-ir gi-eai f.rli
im's ljg b.i ii. d iitil nn irfat- 1 1' l'
('hippewa Unds rre rnvrrtd with grrdt
swaaips -tha tliry ih.tl-:lit thui lanrt
wniih htihfy sdiid,4;d tticy cou-rt
t.ot lake l"s tha' i:i cum ui far to
er their gi rat father i hey l tttit hr
would Rive thrm wltrrr tliey aikrrt
hit ihiaiigh !iry wrie piior, they . roubl
yrt l.,ke niioof tlirmn Ivn -hey coti'd
ri ..ipt,ort ihei'' ntioa by l'ie rh(f
'hat tiny kerw this Kitar ration
(.nt imt'-iii th:t wiiiilil ft rilit lowsr in
tliem bat thi-ir pr At 'ft-wtivrrivrd
kind'.iei fioai them in ttrir own land.
v.(t they tio e t tliry W"U'd 'o wh-it t"ry
u'-.d-rto k in iln with .them - iht lUry
lia l hcatd t lie talk w'i" h th' ir fthrr gsve
tlit'ii with p -aine, and ttiei hoped 'hry
wiuilil be ti r.iiittrd to re u in anrt mke
ld ihe tie.r's r.f tlirir p-oplr and tint
ih-y nhoiild cany ho ne t th'-in the rn'iii
.y in their liipds lhat they c u'd not
yet roneti to I ike the i-rire i (T r. il, mid
inn I take further time to think and talk
nn lh ma Kr.
'J'lie Conni'.'l was attrttded nn Saturday
iv a tuiKe t niiciiiirti' of proiile j-itlt
ni-il an t ladles Ail Seemril i;ralili-il.
i'lie niaiinei ef llii. .Si mx tn ip' Mklng. is
u lirtlirnt nMur il tlu ir coeei-lies
iimrt, and nmcti ta the paint. Thy were
fjiirnt -very Hhiiiuhut in Rtur, and it
appealed I'tlturiil, forcilde, -jiirt sp.oopri
a'e. Their UiiiaiH, jiuiinii by ihe
trtig h of time nrrupiial by ihf-m irpir-i.-r
conihsrei.l with their retrpeetivr har.
atiii-s, is n:iie d (Tn-ive tha'i our narn
flieir wlio'c (Unirhii'.r s-i nnd maik'rt
vith Kt'tMi grai iiy.si.prnacbiiiK, 1'iii.k,
'ie;!oen. K ch fprjik r in-e sudd uly,
nl before he hc:;a, as a ''so whrn he
r 'inert, shrmk li.i-ills nilli those wifl whom
ht y wev hoh!iii the council or ulk, t
RimiiiiK with Hie Srcrrtaiy uf War.
l.K 1 Is I U0M FLORIDA.
St. Auguitink, S pt 13.
T';. t lnnt Cuilve Phillft ami Viiee
B:Ui tA;n Oniih if Lieut. AiJVir
He Ii ve the gr,tiliia on of nniiooili-i'tg
tuiiur re ul-rs ' h" C Ipi lire of I he n jt.-d lir
i:.h l':-i ip and Di-hee Bd y, togisher
w th sc veial wairiort rjii ijcmnpii ebii-iIm-o
hy he lot ccs u-der iieiieml Iter.
Hand 7.. on Siiiinduy nnd Suedav blot.
On 1 hm-diy, 7ih ins, nbuui 170 in n
rurn.frisiiijr parts o'Tnmpanv F 21 Urig
n.eiv uuil. a Lt. McNli'l, Gaud II id
Pnig io,J-i. iilnler Lt. AI pari of Ciipl.
M Tii-oii i i "iiiiiiiiv, u tiler hems, rellirer
arid Kernel, a. Hid Linul. W lii'elu.r-.Vs
roniiiiai d f m'ui.li ei Floiid herse, nnd
mnpHiiy 1) 3d Ai trlery, rummmided by
hem. Fi.iZ it, tor.k up H eir line ol ni in h
limn Fuit Petoii on an etedilioiito die
seiitli; he wliele butiHlioii under eoui
ni and el Lieut P.'V'iin, 2d Art.lb-ry. C n.
Hem uid z. 10 peivin. fiii lio'eiiding tlm
exeedmon weh Item GihIuiii, gj Umg
oons m.l.iii -c.iinp, As-istinil Suigeou
Alone ueroiiip iiiieil ihe deliirhiiieiii.
(In reiciuiig Bullowvitle, the battalli n
onk poeiiioii fur ;be niub : the bajiguge
tiHi'i. uu ler lieu', Fi ft,' wejaitietl ht.
JoM'pb-. WhjlM prepsiii g jo 'move tne
f lliiuaiig niiiii;ni;, five: negl.i!, (i'our of
hem heliiiiinji lo Major H.erou) rune
in iiuil ilelivi-H-il Hiemst Ives uu. They
stated i hat ihev had left the liidinna, mid
cre Hlixniiis tin 'he pioleclion of I ho
white; -ttal the liidiunai had no inien imi
feuitg:Hi iii. ai d llinl at Hint time, there
wemp.fi nflhi tn employed sou h t.f
the r.aiiuka nnd eukl of i he St J ilin-,
iiiepsruiit cuonti. Among iho negroes
w,i John, a flave 1 1 Pnihp, who fl d I" 111
its in i-ter on iierniini nf his att .choe in
in hi Wifr,oliuu the sUvi-g of MiiJ'm 1 ler
On Fr day m-rnitig the bitln!ioil pro-cri-ded
Iru H IS. ill"' anl ciohved tee
roiiioku, nesr en hi'int, wnh PttdlipVi
Jo n us a go de, leaving o iter foe ill
bsggigeio hll i;t l .rfiy. ()n
Kr.day eemn! ihey w ihe Hies of ll
Indtaii eaui,- at liiiiiliiwtiiw i. hbaur hail
a mile f" an l'ie siie of ihe burnt ht)ii-es.
t hey proceed-al ihiiiou Ii, and nh iu'
midiiigiil ihe volunteers ii-nler lieui.Whi c
hurst look a pot-ton i-i Hiii'iuscHtlu mi two
sides of ih-. ea n:i, ja-t al d )lig'n ihe
Driigoiiiia under ,i-u . Pe)ioii, udviinced
io the mho k. Lt M tv 'm com puny charg
d. mel Piuhp, with Hiio'hei Indian and a
iioiiiUer nt w linen and i hddmn, went mi
ined aiely c iptinn d; only one, the youeg
cr son of Phl'tii, eciii eg. .
Til's rupture was made without I"!' or
bloodslu'd on eitaer ude. Ihe Indian
wuh Poilup, k een n-i l oinuk a J iim, of.
iVred io take lae p u-y io the Uence ctiup
a ioii ten nules (! ' They lo.ik hen at
his woid. hii I slier a mol faiigtimg nnd
eu eii.t'iu- aiHich, CHiua u,ioil thir fiie
d4riy in ihe evening, leilud .iliVm; mile
iVotn ihem uiudiil'ier undiigiit' whetm-ey
care ii ly advHiie d -i -1 c.-...pleieiy aur
reiinded them From the 1m kuigof their
dogs.howrvur and lae fct thai tiimr fue
were exti.iguished, tha Induiin must be
u-raected bit all aa not fig'iU At tb
dawn nf day on Sin.dnj. a charge was
made hy il e whole force in two division
ciiinmanded by Lieutenants Peyton and
McNiel, The Indians were on ihe aleii
and ifove one disc' aige of iheir lifles, b
hirh Lieut. McNiel was iin'nrtunalelv
noital'y weimded. Srme little firing
ook place by which two I: dims were
killed, and twocr thiee wrunded.
The whole party, consisting of Uchee
Billy, bis Brother'Jack, three wniriiirn,
and a nua.ber of in -n and ch'l''ren
were h'kee; one only made his escape
durieg tli" i i.dit, but without lime or i p
P'ir-unity In give the alarm.
Geneinl llernniidi z and his staff wire
pteseic, ai:d among the foremost rn both
The uhiile nnniher captured emountk
to thir'vfive, who were brought inioinwii
yrs-tciday, accompanied by the whole bat
The gallant Lieut. MrNiel lingered un
til 10 n'cliek on M'tndy night, when he
exnired. He was a nri mi-iee voune i ffr
eer, and his loss ia universally regretted.
His hody wns brrmghl in and buneil wi'h
military honors, at six o'clock ye-'teidiiy
As to Hie, effect that this capture wil
i have sppeu'a ion is varied; the non rem
ImttHiil pun ion of our eilv, tho k that tie
captiuers oegnt to have sent in n fl ig, tmil
; asked a nut render; o'heri think Unit tie
i pnr'y i-hiiu'd have wailed until thr em nn
had m ule iheir coonti, and come in in par
; ley or deliver themselves up. Km her o
j lh"so spieu ii'ions we throw aside, nmi
1 . k k upon ihe event us n mallei ol' biet,
I euilior.tyn.g lll"iO lienencnil ndviinl.iire in
our tenitory ihnn any pieced il. and
givi g premise in the capture ef Ki g
Philip' and Uchte Hilly, ofa moie spee
i dy pence ihnn all the military appoint-
' nieiils wluc i Ihe lust two years ha made
us familiar with,
j Gen. Ilerrmiidi z, and nil under him
' are entnled to (he warmest thanks of ihe
community generally, fer having, with a
, v.-ry tr fl nt loree, peneiraling the long
: deserted, upd, in many places, alino-t in
; iiece-sahle porlions of our southern front
! ier, iind thus brought into rertain security
1 Ihe master spirits nl Piuhp, Uthee Hiily
j and other despera-e wiri ns.
! The above details nt ihe success of ihe
I battaition under Lieut. Peyton have been
hastily j) a -he red hut from a source whicii
! Hiln.iln at no doubt. The prisoners are
ainou us ami secured in I e Imt. with ev
ery a teulion nnd ci mfert eeiisis'rnl uilh
Ihe m ae liberal viewm.f Inimuiiiy - -ecu-ri
y ol Iheir persons being ihe priur ipal
Lieut. Kl'Niel was a very ynung officer
-haidly exeeediti); nineteen yearn ol age
F om the New Urli-mit I'icuyune.
L l T. FROM TEX-stJ.
, We are iiidebted lo an etteined friend
for Che foltwii,j pai-ticulart rretivrd in
this city eit tidayj
Accounts from the Drasam river to th
21 of Sepieniher are, th.t ln Mexicsn
mnird hris were attai ked by the Texmi
aimed m homier Invincible, nm) driven i ll
. e cesst, mime ii-jary wus tustained t
one of the brigs hy it nhot fiam thr In in
r b e L ke l er name, and the bravery
et the cisjntry to which he belong., ii-
Invnirihe ttA Ihe lire of Ihe Mexican
bilgi. Seveiatl broad ides .weir filed a1
her, but the rime off untouched, the
displaying her tninrimr gennery and sail
ieg The Texan tars are in a fair wa
to win more l-iutrlsthan were acliievcii
by Hie lit res of Ssn Jacinto.
The, niHike's are ooil; all kinds ol
nnivision ttiid clmhiiij are h rli. F our,
JjO per harie' o her pruvisinns in pro
poriioa. One man writes ilut he gtve
$ for a paif of khoe that rott 7b cues
here, and ion toon bonis, mich an rll heir
for i panl $ 0 f.r.
'I h Shiii. II- usn n had arrived, and tin
count ty mi pew red hIi quid. People enga.
K'.'d in k ttiiiK'tol th'-irro ton. wiiich wms
ahuiiduit. 'I'ne K xirsn n.ivy i on tin
Hiert t i i-aptute Ariierii an traders; tin
the It u i u s and Invincible are a bout fm
(he whi-ie envy.
Carrrjmlrrf of ihr Eastrrn Argus.
Ai'otbTA, Sept. 20, 183 7.
Sir: The statement of votes for Gov
criior which 1 forwarded t a you a shori
linu since having somewhat disturbed the
nerves ot the Ojip.iition, and as my mo
f ves of forwarding them have been mis
k;i rose ut-'d by the editors of the Advorti
ser, I have taken unwearied pains in cor
recting all the discrepancies in the re
turns ot votes, and now give you tha re
suit. I ho returns of votos from nil the
towns in tho State h ive been received, &i
about eight unincorporated places remain
tube heard from. Should they throw the
sumo mijority for the democratic tickvt
this veur that they did in 1834, El
ward Kent will lead Colonel Parks in the
ovcrwho ming numberof 10 votes ngain.st
which I place 180 scattering votes, known
lo havd been given. The sources from
whence 1 have derived the foregoing io
formation nresucha maybe implicitly r
lied ori; and I now chnlenge the editors n
thoAdvertis'jr.oruny other federal editor,
34114 34292 ISO
The eight unincorporated places gave
168 democratic majority.
1 be above is confirm: d bv the Eastern
Republican of the 26th instant, printed at
Hnnuor, which snvs:
"Tie mult of the election is yet
doubtful. From the closeness of the vote.
and the non-return of the scattering votes
we nre unable to decide with certainty ns
to the state nf things, but think there is
no c oicc of Governor by ihe people. -
It will be decided beyond nil cavil when
the Legislature meets, and not till then.
I he opposition concede to us a majority
in the Senate, but the political bias of the
House is undetermined. There will
probably be n small democratic majority."
The discussion on this subject was
brought to n close this evening, and the
House concurred in the report of the
Committee of Election, declaring Messrs.
Claiborn and Gholson duly elected mem
bers to the Twenty-fifth Congress, by a
vote of 118 to 101."- G'ohr, Oct. 3.
POSTPONED liiM j Ol' LEP03ITES.
1. The last iiislallment is merely post
poned e year and a half, because there
was nosurplu- now left to fulfil it without
2. The Sliitos have already received
over , twen'y-c'ght millions of dollars of
surplus, and nre to have the residue ori
ginally desigaed, if any again accumu
lutes by 1833.
3. But Ihe opposition wish to tax the
people, nnd to borrow money merely to
deposile it, without intarest, with the
States, which is neither sanctioned by
sou ml common sense or the Constitution.
" Occident on the lia 'timore and Wuhh
irtgt ,n Had Hoatl.Tite train of pa-m-
ner cats uhich lift Hal -mote at nine o
clock on Saturday morning proc-edrd
wii hin three m;cs and a half of Wssli.
inrtnn, when the flange of one of the
wheels of Ihe lucomolive engine struck iti
end ofa rsil pr jec ing about half an inch
ut nf its proper place, and gru otT the
track. The locomotive ran ab ait thirty
ymd in the sand, when the axle-trie
oroke and it fell over in a Kully Hires in
four feet deep, Ihe bieiiec- car iaiiiiie
on the tender, and i'lstmi'ly ciushieg it lo
atoms, the two lire cars cents ntn-;
the paiiscni-ers were driven against the
huKgaKe cm, hut very f irtunately no per
son in i he in was injured. The only one
hurt was a fireman named Harm in, who
was thrown from the engine where it fell,
and was burnt by the coals which flj n
ver hint. Tne engineers and ronducti
had time to leap fioai the Curs btfure lh
ocnmutive tuiir d over.
There wi re about fify pissengers i"
he train, among Ihem Ihe Hon. J A.
Pearce, of M iryUitd. and Ihe lloa. W
I leiney.of Tilinetsee, members of Con
gress; H. 8. Coxe, Esq ., and fmi'y of
Washington, atnl Col. V (. Ni'e.s slid
'aniily, 1 1 liltniiort. The accid-.ut for.
uiulely oc.i urrrd on a part id the ro.ul
-viiich passu ever a plain, or the consr.
pinice mi, at have bern more eiinus
As it was, the shock was SO slightly fel
'hat must of the pegt rs were toiull;
iunrant nf ihe danger they had es.aped
until the sudden stoppage of the csr
ailsed them to look nut upnn the over-
mned engine emi to'j! steam and sintke
at their side. Suit. sim.
A narrow rscufe. S. fire was discov
ered at about 8 o'clock on Saturday mor
ning, at the Franklin Theatre, which had
it rem lined undiscovered much longer,
would doubtless have caused the dent rue
lion of the building. At the hour m.m
tion id, one of the persons employed in
tho Theatre, had to pass niorig the lobby,
at tho back of the dress circle of boxes,
the floor of which was covered with a kind
of mat or carpeting. The individual r -ferrr-d
to liecaino somewhat surprised on
finding himself suddenly let in, through
tho floor, which nlong with its covering,
give way bcm-atli his trend, nnd precipit
ated him 1 1 the cei'ing of the under part
of the boxes, immediately, over a portion
of tho pit of the I heat re. On making a
'unlior invest:guion. it nppenred tint the
fl'Mir, tho joist which supported it, nnd
even the laths to which ihe plaster of the
under ceiling wns nfiised, had all been
consumed by n smou dering lire, fornboul
two s'juare fisjf, although no symptoms of
tho destructive element were perceptible
on the matting or covering immediately
over tho spot in question. It is evident
Ihe fire bad not burst into a flame, but
was confined to the wood work re for re j
to. The circinn -lance altogether was one
ofa very extraordinary nature, and from
its peculiar locality, aided by the almost
utter impossibility of fire having got there
by nny ordin ry means, (or at nil events
without its having penetrated through the
carpeting,) no rational doubt can he en
tertained, that it was the attempt of some
foul incendiary, who probably anticipated
the ultimate success of his fiendish plot,
ut a mach earlier hour than that a:
which it wrs discovered. Whether any
nerson not connected with the Theatre,
could have done the mischief or not, we
are unable to determ'ne. N. Y. Tines. .
Appointment lo OJic Bulwer says
that impartiality between friends aud foci
in the appointment to offices tends to tho
discontent of friends, while it rarely if ev
er, conciliates foes; neither is it so elevar
ted us it may appear to tho superficial;,
lor if we contend for the superiority of
ono set of principles over nnother. we
weaken tho public virtue when we give
equal reward to the principles we con
demn as to the princip'es we app'ove. -Wc
make it appear ns if the contest hnd
been but n war of names, nnd we disre
gard the names which ought imperishn
hly to exist between the opinions which
the state should npprovo and tl e honors
which the state cun confer. He who is
impartial ns to persons must submit to
seem lukewarm as to principles.
This should he culled the 'loafi tg agn.'
Evi ay city, town, and village in thee urr
tty teems with loafer. T -c far west is
rv I even exempt Irom (his wirse than L
Jtypii in courie of Lormts. 'I he Free
Press published at Mineral Pint, Wiscon
sin 1. mm off ihe lo'ifing gentry in happy
siyie in the following article. Teere is
one description of loafnis, however, that
we presume hn not rome under ihe cog.sp
nisHiiee of ihe Edunr. The 'Office hunt
ii g lonfe.e,' He is the lung of Iji 'ers.
i he idle penny less vagbb-md who res.iris
o CVffee Hou-i-s fir gratuitous dinliri nod
saime'h'iig to drink -is rxeei.-tvelv mo l
est, in his profession. Ilenevtr drink
hut when a-ked, and uio" ninciile nev
er refuses whn invited. H is noi par.,
-nil to strong drink, not he! and yet, rnih
er than incut the d.sn eaire, nf'liis i'ri nclj
he will get most g oiioii-.lv f.ddiid. n!
heir expeose, so with the 'OiTiou s.oi-kinj
loafer.' l.'e d- es not win' nthV.e, tie s -i-.il-i
not areepi offiee, if lie did n it itiink that
ia doini ho h; oull rotifer a favor upon
his I'onniiy and gtaii'y the wishes and
-uhserve the interests of his friends.
Loafer. Ever; ciay, town and
country ilare b nisls of its lua'ers, nm) tho
P;i-Hyiine' even goes faither and intri du
ees l to its lllf'rs.'
,ir own village is not n!iip ,n those
beaut ful spec'mensofthe forked animal.'
I'hat being who g 'eth n'uout so rapidly
with paper in hand, e gar in conntHnanen,
add gentee'h wiih respeei (o. the out
ward in hi, inquiring !iir Majr Smovih or
S . L, I. it . .1 . I . . t
jeil t-inwi--, .tiiii'iuj. nil. nig uu: 119-ls
qdanttnn ot niisiirss intneitlur, is your
Xent'emanly Ucomo'ive lo(irr.
He who reposeth on tlmi bench (anil
who if he wns legal, might be ca! ed a
bencher) basking and burning ia the Min
heaai, wi h a bat cocked a la militate aud
n d - n youf pyrs contoition of leamres,
he h of the lutier kind t' demi inanimate
men of leisure, who enjoy.-th his 'o nun
enm d !niiate,' which,, a nautical friend st
-ai' elbow, irauslaieth, 'drinking tn a cel
lar u aiis and dozing on a stoie box.'
I hen your active loafer, ,sans cu'otto
et sans arsjent' is eeo pisaieg from gro
!.ery to grocery and rivaling oriental a-sito
eaters in iheir swallow of tho 'lisenu
aarfient ' . r
lie "f 'he coiled up lorm nnd nectare
air visag-., with fcareely a fiament res
. 11. I " ... . I .
ioainini;o; nisun lain Humn ii'vrs, reRm
i in almost to a hair ihe 6iird imftlnmis
i'' the ancients, he i your ifi7 somnolent
' A-al blt'e he'll reck if you let him s'eep nnf
On the spot where hit bunines" hath laiil him.i
More pet hips a tion.
Iv i s i K ux coiniTf-iTC
Edited bv Edwin R. Selrv,
RAVENNA, OCT. 12, 1837.
In Ravenna, we used up tho Whigs in
the true Davy .Crocket style. There is
not a " greaie spot" left of them. Many
Democrats did - not go to Ihe pills, Ltt
enough wen! " to hoo thrm out" hand,
s wiely.' They considered the "Sink man"
not ablo to do the duties of Treasurer.
In oil Palmtra, our friends have done
nobly, an I may they always do so.
Maryland Election Good News!
Tho whole Democratic ticket h is car
ried in Baltimore, and Annapolis; in the
12th district in Baltimore county, and in
Washington, Carroll, ard Frederick.
Long Tom speaks loud, this Foil. Won:,
der if tho Democrats couldnt get tho cat
rid(Ti thnt W.srA Inf nAnp iti-i ftrincr frti
.. 0 ..... 6
Muinc, in this'townt '
Will tho editor of tho Star look at am
article in to day's paper, from tho "liTiiu.
om (Maino) Argus," in' relation to th
election in that slate, nnd tell us for what
thoy fired a certain number of gum i
few weeks sincel '
Tho doings of Congress for a few days
past, will be found in nn article which wo
take from Bicknelf's Reporter.
The Court of Comm n P eaa bod on
Saturday last.ufter a session of two wcdls,
Som i er important trials were hai
I hArn werr twn Irmh fnr Mnr.l... iir.
------ . - .V. I'. . I 'Hi, , VQ
are only able to give a slight account ot
tha prcoediojs in criming putt,