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From the Knisherboeker for October.
A SEMINOLE TRADITION.
BY WASHIr'GTON iRVING.
When the Floiridas were erected into a
territoryotlie United States, one of the
earliestcares of the Governor, William 1.
)uval, was directed to the instruction and
civilization of the natives. For this pur
pose he called I meeting of the chiefs. it
which he inforined them of the wish of
their Great Father at Washinaton, that
they should have schools and teachers a
Imo-ng them, and that their children should
be instructed like the children of white
men. The chiefs listened with their ci
tomary silence and decorum to a long
speech. setting forth the advantages that
would accrue to lthen front this measure.
and when he had concluded, begged the
iuterval of a day to deliberate on it.
On the following da.-, ;I solemtin convo
cation was held, at which one oftheir chiefs
addressed the Governor in the name of all
the rest. "3y brother," sail he, "we
have been thinking over the proposition of
our Great Father at Washinton, to send
teachers and set up schools among ts,
We are very thankful for the interest I:c
takes in our welfare; but after mt:ch de
liberation. have conclided -o decline his
ofl'er -What will do very well for white
men. will not do for red menti. I know you
white mwn say we all come from the same
father and nother, hut von are tistaken.
We have a tradition hiaded down from
our fore!fatliers. and we believeit, ihat the
Great Spirit, when lie undertook to miake
men, made the black man, it was his first
attempt, and pretty well for a begitiig:
but he sooe saw that he hungled; so he
determined to try his hand again. He
did so, and he nade the red tian. Ile
liked him much better than the black mail.
but still 1e was not exactly what he want
ed. So lie tried once more, and made
the white man-and then lie was satisfied.
You see; therefore that you were tiade
last, and that is the reason I call you my
Wen the Great Spirit had matde the
three men, lie called them together and
showed them three hoxes, The first was
filled with books. and maps, and piper'
the secotd with hows and arrows. kives
and tomahawks; the third, with spade-,
axes, hoes, anl hammers. "These, m1
sonS," said lie, "are the means by which
you are to live: choose among them accor
ding to your fancy."
The white man heing the favorite, had
tihe first choice. Le passed by tihe box
of working tools, without notice; but when
lie came to the weapons lor war and hunt
ing, he stopped and looked hard at them.
The red iman trembled. for ie had set his
eye upon that box. The white mati,
however, after looking upon it for a m
inent, passed on, and chose tie box of
books and papers. The red utan's turn
had no choice left, but to ptt up with the
box of tools.
From this it is clear that the Great
Spirit intended the white man should
learn to read and write: to understand oll
about the moon and stars; and to make
every thing, even ruim and whiskey.
That tli- red int should he a firs rate
hunter. anti a mighty wa-rior, ht he was
not to learn any thitig from hooks, as tle
Great Spirit had not given him any ; tior
was lie to make rum and whiskey, lest lie
shouldl kill htimself withI dritnkitng. As to
the black mani, as lie had tnothing bher
working tools, it wvas clear lie was to wortk
for the white and red man. which lie has
continued to do.
We nmuit go according to the wsishes of
the Great Sprit, or we shall get into tron
ble. To kniow how ton readl and wirite is
very good fur white ment, but very had for
red tmco. It matkes whlite men better, but
the red tmen worse. Somue of thte Creeks
and Cherokees learnt to read and wvrito,
nd thmey are the greatest ra'cals amxonig
all the Inidian<. They' wvent t Washinig
ton and satid they were going to see their
Great Father. to talk abiut the goodlofilhe
nation. Anud when they got their, they all
wrote tupon a little piece of paper, withlot
the nation at home knmew of the mtatter,
they were called together bmy the Indhian a
gent, who 0howedl thetm a little piece of pa
per,wvhieb lhe told theim was a treaty,wvhich
their brothers ha~d mat~de in thteir nmies.
with their Great F-ithier ait Washaingtoni.
And as they knewv tnt, what a treaty wvas.
he held up~i lie ittle piece of paper, antd
they lookedl under it, andi Il.! it covered a
great exteit of coutntry, anid they fountd
that their brethirent by knowine~ how to
road and' write, had sold their hotuses, and
thteir' hantd, andr the graves omf their faiters;
nd that thte white man, by knowing how
to read and write, had ginitted thtemt. Tell
our Great Father at Waushintonirm there
fore, thtart we ar very sorry thatt we. can-.
not receive teachers aitmotg its: for r.eadhing
and writitng though very good for whtite
mnen, is very badl fur ludianis.
Curious voe.-lIill's Newv Hamnpshire
Patriot says, the f.tllowinug ticket was ca;st
at the late election in that State. The
vote is dletmocratic, whptever mnay he the
politics of the piersoni who threw it:
Rlichard Straight forward.
A ugusta Constitutionalist.
A Queer One.-Sir John Salter, who
died in 1605, :and was a generous bentefac
tor to the worshipful comtpanty ofi Salters.
-ordered in his hlast w'itt andh testamlent, the
. beadles anid servatnts of thet comanay to
go to the Church of St. Magntus, thc first
wveek of every October, anid knocek upon
his grave-stone, with staves and sticks,
three times each persini and say:-" hlow
do you do, birother Salter? I hope you
Cucrious Bonnet.- A honnuet is tnow ex
hibiiting at the [instit tie itn Nibblo's Gar-.
aden, New York, mole of mehmn peed It
contains 8763 seedls anid 17.77G stitches,
each taken wit h a necedle ! This is a mon
From uMe Siraannal Mor-a.
SAVANNAn. Nov. 14.
By the steanthoat General Clinch.
Capi, Smith, arrived yesterday from Pi
latka, we received the following letters
from our attentive correspondent.
From our Correspondrt.
FORT HOLMEs, E. F..
November 4th 1840.
Satorday next is the day appointed by
Tiger-Taii and Artte-tus te nttg-gee, or
the --Great Talk" at Fort King. Rumor
says that the Indians conternplate sendig
a delegation to Washington, --to see aid
talk tare to face with the Great White
Chief." Hostilities for the present, are
by order ofthe commanding General sus
pended, and it is said that lie is confident
of effecting a peace at least. for a time. I
have madtie arrangeeTICitS with a gentleman
by whom I shall be furnished with notes
of the aiftir. to he taken on the spot; ab
soon as received I will forward them to
you. In Iatoe.
W. 11. Bullocb, Esq. Savannah, Geo.
Prwn lie samfe.
FOR [IoLMEs, E. P.
November 9th, 16-10.
Sir:-Five Indian womren and seven
children were taken about the 1st instaut,
I on the Wekiwa, by Lieut, Sibley, 2d
Dragoons-thcy are now at Fort Reid.
The same officer about the 5th insr., with
a partv of Dragoons, was so closo upol
Coneonchee (Wild Cat) and his party, tear
Lake Jesup, that the Indians about 12 in
number, were forced to abandon their
packs containing plutaer taken near St.
Auguztine recently; the packs were taken
by the Dragoons, the ladians making their
escape. The plunder consisted of some
fifty or more new blankets. new cloth-a,
dresses of all sizes and deripiani, chil
dren's clothitg, silk hose & hanlkerchiefs,
&. The "great talk" with Tiger-Tail
atid Artuc-tus-te nug gee and their hands,
will take place to-day at Fort King. The
Arkansas Delegation. fotirteen in nubentr,
lave arrived at Fort King, under the
chargeof Capt. Pane. It is said that
they are prepared to nake to their red
brethren a very favorable report of the
country West of the Mississippi. Tiger
Tail says that if Wild Cat does not come
intio hi; meastires relative to the proposed
treaty. that he will turn in and "lick him
Yesterday three warriors atrived at Fort
King. and reported t hat his M ajesty TI't
ger Tail, would suot be in, and said !tat
they were sent forward to annotnce hii
approach. Gen. Armistead is confident
that the war is ended. Would to God it
were so! We poor devils who have work
ed and slaved here for the last two or
three years. would like once more to get a
peep at the United States. Oir experi
ence has mtade uwA cautious and doubtful
of the Seminoale honesty-ntais nzous ver
rons! Yours., truly.
W. If. Bullocb, Fsq. Savannah, Geo.
5'-yv No-,7. I
Geiisnmen:-Ve arrived here yester
day, and foutnd that Gent. Arnistaid had
naot arrived. One Indialn had been in
stat itig that the whole posse were in the
woods close by, and would be in to-day.-I
About sttndown. Gen. A. came in. accom-i
panied by Capt. Page. with a detach
ment. or delegattion, of fourteen Indians
froima Ark ansas, and one or two from every
chitt ii Florida. They are prepared to
tell that milk and honey flow in every riv
or, creek amt bavon in Arkansas, and rhat
tleer and tuirkies, ready cooked, follow to
teir trails, crying eat me, eat me. Gen.
A. knotes the war is o'er~.
I shall not leave htere for several days,
atnt will wrtite iaan beftore I go.
P.~ 5.-Sutne of thte Itadianas tare in, and
meet their western brethren with tmanifest
Phz..rKt, (Fa.) Nov. 10, 18-10.
The Steamter Wan. Gatston arrived here
on thte 9th inst. frtomt Key Biscaynte. The
panag has een v rty. Left Key
lliseayne. Oct. 23d,. whetn 15 miles Southt
of Itiita River, theo wind increasintg to a
heavy gale wvith a heavy sea. thte boat:
makitng little headway, was comnpelled to
retrn hack to the Key, whlere wye lay five
days s--aiting the abatemnent of the gale.
Started, and stopping at different posts,
withI paty master~ and suait, was again obli
ged lby stress of weathter to anebor inaside
Catpe (;arttival, whlere we outrode thet ftt.
y ofthe stortm, both anchors down for
tree (lays. Nov. 3d, agsaint underway,
crossedl the reef of Cat peo (Caratival. After
wiea:hteritag a hesad sna for f'ur haours. was
compele t o retturta to ougr old anchoragre
untdetr the C a p', rem~inaaitg t here onte dlay.
arrivinag att St. Atugustinte Naov. 7. 1I-l0.
Then ste-amr Coltbiai, frotm H1 avanta.
boun td to New' YoTrk, las putt itn here ina
distress, htaving encteoatred the same
le. She leaks bandly antd is undergoing
repairs. sullicient ly to enable her to reachl
Carlestona. it was ropiorted and confi
ently unlieve'l, that thte Castotn was a
total wreck. The whlole town wvas ott thte
warf when we arrived. The Gaston's
qutali ties are uaniversalIly prontonaueetd as
pre-mintent. I htave taketn int at full cargo
here atnd am houand South. Officers aud
crew all well.
The New York New Era positively
detticsthte charge thast the late forged Cor
respottdence htet w~een Genteratl H arrisont
and Arthur Tappan, was prinated at its
olce. So dlecidled a tone does the New
Era take itn relationa o ilais fell crew, thtat
ini its papr of the 31st, it tmakes te ftil
lowing positive ananu ncitota
-The A bolitionists htave senat to our of
fee a lone axdveatisemzent, for thae inasertion
of which thte maaoy was paid to our clerk.
We beg It-ave tt say, most em phaatcally,
that we canntot permit ourselver, to bec
used. cither dlirectly or indirectly, to follow
their htellisht antd dangerous schemes.
Were we contfadent that the city would
throw tts in a mrinority for year-s, otar col
umtns shtall no' lie cumbeltred( with atn ad
vertisetmetnt evena, whicha wouhtl go to aid
n thte ditssolutiton of otur Utnion, mntd a vio
latiott of the ceatstitutional compiact. The
Aolitiotists are thte condjtutors of the Brit
ish Whigs-their every symnpaty is witha
the-let them ptublish their proceedings
it thte cotltumns oaf British WVhig Newspa
pers. The personts who left thec adver
tiement will please calI, and we will re
un.d the motney left."
From tas clnarusto MAercUr.
TilE COTTON CROP.
It is important that a few facts should
he placed before our readers in reference
to the present crop. There is a universal
belief at tle South that the supply of Cot
ion this year will be less than t hal or the
last, uIamong the planters it is confidetuly
allirmed that the crop will be less ahatn for
everal years. We ourselves iline to
this last opinion. It will be asked, then,
if such be the case, why has rot the price
risen? We answer, the market has not
yet fell thedeHciency. and in truth, to the
exporters and consumers of cotton, the
fct -If dehicency is not yet apparent.
They will not trouble themselves in ad
vance, however much the planters may
and rntat, when they see uue half their
The mianufcacirers feel it not, becauasc
the old stock in their senports is very large
considerably more aian it was last year.
and they have besides been tempted by
the low'priev of ahe articl-, to lay by con
iaideralle in advance of their eoaantiltion
The troubled condition of Europerender
ing it hnzzardonas to depend on the contin
'jance of Peaceable commercial relations;
the increase of taxes nad the absorption of
rast s (if money in public loanns for
wnrlike preparntinst5., have had no little in
luence in clecking nanafactures, by in
reasing the demand for money, and
have added panie to the actual resamraatQ
on business. 'rite contt tnpaion wotld
ndubtedly be considerably less than in
The exporters of Cotton have not yet
felt nty deficiency. The stock oan hand
on the 1.% Octobe'r 1840, in all the Sotth
ern ports and New York and Philadelphia
was 51000 bales--same time in 1836, it
was 4:3.651). rhe reeripts since that, by
he latest prices cut rent, ill New Orleans.
Mobile, Georgia and South Carolina, have
aeen 138,006 lald.s-sane timtle last year
oanly 12-2.300. The entire stapply in the
market, then, siuce alae 1st Oct., has been
20,000 bales greater tihan for lie sarne pe
riod of lasIt year, when the crop was the
reatest ever known. There is besi-les
this, the further and imporint fort that the
Soathtern banks are genaerally preparing to
resume cash payments. which canl never le
done without somea ht increasing the
value rand the demand fir money.
We trust we have fully taccounted for
all the present depression in the Cutto t
market, and it now behooves us to accout Iat
for lae apinion we confilently expre..e ithat
!te supply or la year will be seriously de
icient. The tmere fact ofn certait qua
tity ofcotton ctoma;;; early to market,
proves nothing as to what rerlains be
himl. A short crop is soon prepared for
market. and for that very reason is likely
to arrive carly. If the platter has but
little to sell, the neces-ity will he the
Vreater to realize the proceeds of that little
as soOn as possible. Increased ficilities
lor getting to market, in the gradually im
provinat conadition of the couttatry. have
- - .. But the most important
vatiled to a frightful extent in thte ports of
the wholerotton erowing regian, not even
excepling Tex as. which aundoubtedly seri
ously retarded the bringrin-61f the crop to
market. This year 1he 1dautheri cities
have been all liyallty. Mobile is the
strotgest case in point. Up to the 7th1
inst., the receipts of eotn in that port
have been nearly three times as great its
in the saame ltte last year. It should be
remaemered., too, that wherever the wortm
has coninitted his ravages, the destruc
tion has t'allen tint upo the earliest, but
u aon the latest part of the pr odue of the
pant, whtich still fuarther coanfirmms ouar sap
position thlaat te nhtntd anat satpply 1hatritng
a he early pat (If thec season, is no evitdtee
of n coantinaued aundatnce througha the
Lastly itt referentce to that part of te
tur (awn obtservationa. we know thaat thec
crop haas been't very dl,-licit,t anda we hatve
itn Ithe puition ias or A gricuhntira I Socie
ties anda the tarementts of inatelligenat ohl
servers thtrough~lout the Caataon Stes, can -
vincing eviadence tlant the~ same is trite of
bhe crop aeneratlly. atad we have gone intto
ttese statentwOnimre for~ the sake of cx
p alaiing thec aparenlt cont radction be.
tween thec preset aipect ,f the market
and thea assumnead deficienacy of parodulctioan.
lana fromn any, thle least doaubt aaf thea reatli
tyof sucha daniciency. That the netual fati
itare oif the croap mnay, heo a a smnall axtenlt
mnde ttp lby at itnretase int te gaunntity of
aid plantted, is true, haut only to a stanall
Specie Pi amntns abroadl-Crops in
Frane.-Mr. Watlsha writes itt hais latest
letter to te Natiaanal lutelligencer--"We
are now tol.l that tno plan of a treaty for
aried neta lity hans e'ver becen etertain
e ay thte secoaaaary Paowers of Europe.
Letters oaf Marqaue hanve beena ;akedl fromn
bothl the British anda French Governmtettt.
H ere, thte applications htave baeen tamliilly
registered. Int the evenat of war, spci
pavmets must stnt be suispenaded in
Gret lBritainl, anda ah lao iat will be board
a itt Franaco. Thela shares oaf the Bank ofl
Fraace htave ocenasionaall y declinted witha
tte Gavrnent stocks, itt wvhich. ras yon
ec whtole of its captittal. Comipetenat juadges
an ttiipate veray seriouas financial embttar
rassets anad -dearntgaemtent of the cura
rety' fur F~riance, fartt a conttest of a tny
duration. Never werae the cruips-graia
anal win-satpearior itt thlis realhta, eithaer in
quality or qtitiy, tot thaose tfihne present
year. Sitce :e bIecinninig of a lis mtiahtI,
uttil yesterdlay tafteranoon. this weathaer was
b tright attd rather keen. Thes d.-play of
fruit in Paris is aunexiatmplled."
New Alloy of MebalS.-A cuarinus nd
valaale discovery haas iu-t beent madae ian
the alloy of met als. A m~anutfactuarer of
Paris has inveantead a comptoasitao nmuch
less oidale Ithnnsil'.er, atnd whicht will
n nt telt at less I than a henart archale ihn:t
wtich silver will bear; thec cost ofit is less
ttan 4dh ant otate. Anmother itmproveament
is in steel; ati Enaglishmtan at Briussels laos
discovered a mito tar castint iront so that
it flws from the furntace pure steel, beater
than the best east steel in Englandh, andal-h
m rost egntal to that whicha htas unadergonte
e rocess atf healing. The cost of thais
steel is ontly a farthting per pouand Creater
th..,,..,,,n then s .rt.-A;i.;.,g Jora.I
TiHE NEXT CABINET.-Tne small wits
and policians are beginning to speculate
on the complexion of the next cabinet.
The whigs have so many hunters ofotfice
to dispuse of, that there is no difficulty in
filling each place, with a multitude of in
cieminhents. It' each puhlic place should
be split inlo a hundred parts, anil the num
ber of subordinates intiltiplied to an equal
extent, tnen would oe Ibund to occupy all
that could he created. From the station
of Secretary of State down to that ofean
tie snnffier, lbrough all the intermediale
rades of collector, iarshail, atorney,
post master, clerk, superintentdei, and
buotiduck. there will no doubl be an iniiis
:riiminate expulsiou ol the ins, to make
room for thiat bont of oinr,, who n ill soon
esiege the Presidential Maiiion, as terri
Mo as "an at my with banners." It is ru
inured that Daniel % enster, Henry Clay,
lohit ergeantt. Benjamin Watkins Leigh,
Williamii C. Iives,.lolin Hell, and others,
tre eniitdidates fior te chief secretaryship;
hat Jolhti Davis, Nicholas Bidle, Gunli-mn
C. Verplunek, and others, are spoken of
for the Treastry; that Sai muel L. Soti
ird stands a goiol chance ofrennine the
irection of the Navy; that Mr. l7% inig aml
lohn C. Wright, of Ohio, or N. P. Tal
madge. of New York, vonlil either or
tein like to be Post Mastemr General. aid
ihat Johnt J. Criniendlen, Willi-im C. Plres
tin, and others, woild tnot object to the at
lorniey gelseralship.-N. Y. Post.
PAINFUL OccURRENeE.-WO tinder
statil ihat Prnfiessor Davis of the Universi
IV of Va. nas shot by a. unknown hatid,
witih a pistol, in fronti of his dwelling, on
Thursday night at 6 o'clock. The indi
vidual who committed the act is said to
have beetn masked at the time. The ball
was received just below the navel and is
aid to have pus-ed arotitid the abdotnri
lowtn to the oleshy part of the thigh, with
flit entering the cavity. It allords the
noumeronis friends (if Mr. D-ivis in this
rinnuni'v intitite pleasure to ltarn. tint
he i ttoi is not considereil mortal. As
ilie rietimstanees conniect-md with ilis dis
ressing orerrence n ill probably tiidergo
judicial inves;igation, -we forbear to pink
more rimy of thet for the present.
Nk.w-Or.LA.s, Nov, 12.
From Te.ras.-Iy ;an arrival fron Tex
as we have receive(d Galveston papers to
the 7th list. A treaty of' ini v amii41eomi
merce was con, ti luend onl the o8rh tf Sept.
lst, between huoll and mil Texas. Tie
Courier of the 7th etimions that a long
tite hits elapused since n tnecintits of' in
iian leprelaion within the teritory have
beei received. The Cenancrhies appenr'
uncototniotily quiet, und thspomls, to go
recealihy into winter quarters. rhe ex
petlition lItely fit ted out tnder Col. AMoore,
uid that untler (Col. IIlowari will prol-ab
ly somewhat dlisiurb their anticipated se
cirity. Au encouniter will tn dout soon
:ake place between these companies anl
indians, w hich %%ill elerttmally prevent
Tihie PrsdIweut of Texas wvis dangerous
lv ill, and itnable to attend to his illici;al
riuties. The 'ssio orCongress ht Con
Deserved Comptinu nt to 1the Old Dontin
ion !-At a late splendid Dinner given ts
Mr. McDulie tii Coluimbia, t!e folltn ing
was given as one of the standling Toasis:
"J'rginia:-In '98she roused the Stnies
to a setise of the dniger to be apprehended
from assuiei anhority: Now, as well a.s
then, she is expected to lie trite to the cause
of' 1)emorrney and the Constit ution."
in '98 she roiusd til the Stntes tgaitnst
the Fedleral Dynasty. itt 1840,. she hasm
proveC hierw'elf' trne to her prinlcipIlsS. Jun
14I, she i's ready aenint to he lie flag
hen r.r notd to raise i he coniseernmted stant
dardn. ''We are whlere wve ever hatve bitetn.
and ever menc~n to he.'' Let chbivaliion
SothI C arolina depend tipon 'r-n r !
Pitt..mK~tm, Nov. 19.
The1u Shsock of/an Eariuunke in Phmila.
dlpha.- We wer'e visited lin Sat urda3
ijht betwent 9 antI I10 o'clock, with atn
extraordinry siuorm, aecompanied by
heavy hthuner amtil vivid litghtmnltg.
parnts of ottnr city, tr'embiled't andl shook fitrt
'sevrail seconid's, ais if' lhronh thbe agenicy
of' an earthquake. Ma ny of our cit izen,
weire alarmettd. and lie pan se whteibil time.
diaely stnceeded the shoek. espiecial ly to
hse wh Io were in sittiatiotts of quiet and
repowu, enlentlatedf fully to experience the
territtli sensation-wvas tmarked bty a fetel
iig of nwe atnd solemnity. We ha ye sinice
beeni informed thait the waters oif thte Del
nare were agitatedl by a heavy and unut
sual swell at thme sam tim lue.
Murdi r.-A man biy the name of' Ab
saltimt Lyles, lately lomt lie tneightbutrhood
tiC A niitu:ta, was killedl near thie Ratce Tract
il this vicinityv. on thet Gift inst by3 a scamp
inamed Pnteket. It aippeairs that thle twot
ind gonet into a shanttty or Lou Cabtin not
iar frmi thet* Tract to phiy "'sevetn tip'' for
a Ial f~ pin. AI'fter 'somet lttme spient ini this
dlefctabh-e spotrt, a dispute aruise beetee
temi aboutt the gaime or thle leatd,-stme
hard wuords ensuied. , whetn Puckiet drewv n
pistl-Lvles sidi lie was not nafra'id ofi liis
pistol- amid tdared him to shout. Pueker
imediatelfy drew trigger. the pistol wrent
ol' andl the unl etnteri-d thme ;bdomien oif
Llts. who e xpiretd wi tton nanini speak
in. Piteket fit afnhenondted. lie fins beeni
pirsuied antd searched fhr, hut as yet, all
to nto pturpoiuse.
Lyles wats n poor mani, ahotit 27 years
of atge, with a wvife aind twot chiibireni dl
petant tipotn his daily labor, whbo :ire now
left in extreime disress-hi is htoped the
charities of the 'Tipeenoe Cinh. of' which
we are tithl ho wvas a tiembfer will lbe a
roused to avenge his dea'ithi, as well as to
provide f'or the htelpiess widlow and or
phas.-Macon Tele'graph. of I ith inst.
tThe poplulation ofilihbbcounty is 15.150.
The town of Macon is in liibb, nnd contoins
Tomwn, we think yon sny, Mr. Rep. ?
You must feel very large.-Youz havie not
eotn here lately', have you ? How large
do tutcnsgrow in your dingins ?
EDGEFIELD C. H1.
TnURSDAY. Novisintn 26. 1840.
The Legisliatre of South Carolina as
sembled onl Monday Ist.
Duringaconsiderable part of the present
morith, the weather was .fir and very
pleasant for the season. But for the lass
few days, a change carne over us. Very
heavy fro: fell for several mornings, and
nipped every remnant of vegetation we
The Commissioners of the Poor, elected
at the last General Elecious, are requested
to attend the meeting of te Board of
Commissionerm, on the first Monday in
The following genti-men compose the
new Board. Mei'rs. Jan. F. Adims, Rohl.
Bryan. Daniel [Innknight, A. A. Traylor.
nod Samuel Clark.
Temperance in Ire-land.-We hnve -;en
it rreently arated, that geveral millions of
the Irish have signed the Temnperance
pledge. A mntt them, is the celebrated
Gov. MeDonald, of Georgin. of'ers a re
ward of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars
for the apprehension and delivery. to the
Sherif-or Jnilor of Bibb County, or one
David Puckett, charged with the murd er
of Absnli'm Lyles, onl the 6th istant.
Psekett is represented as being abont 25
or 27 years of age. 5 feet 7 or 8 inenes high,
rather loose set, thin visage, sandy hair,
and light grey or blue eyes.
South Wrstern Roil Road Bank.-At
an election held in Chn-leston otn the 19th
instant, ite .flowing aentlemen were re
elected Directors, for the ensniitg year:
Jame< Rose, James Leg're, V A. Msag
wood. J. F. [lncklock, Wim. Patton.John
Dttnovant, Johl Williams, James F.
Green, E. P. Starr, D. F. Flemitig, Wm.
Gregz, .1. C. Mordeenti J. R. Hayes.
At a recnt moseeting James Rose, Esq.
was unanimously re-elected President of
the S. W. It. R. Bnnk.
L. C. 4- C. Rail Road Company.-The
following gentlemen were eitreted Diree
t or the Company for the ensuingyear:
South Carolina.-Ja-es Gadsden, R.
In-Is 'I?... D:"..,, I,,t. 1i.. . 3-11n e
H amilton. Vardy M1'Bee, Wade Hansp
ton, J. Dinovatil. Joel Alants. F. [I. El
more, Mitchell King, Thomas F. Jones.
North Carolina.-C. Baring, Dr. Inr.
dley, J. Rutherlord, Jos. Roberts.
Tennesse.-D. Cam phell, J udge Reese.
Dr. Ramsey, Al'x. E. Smith.
Kentucky.-It. WicklifT, J. Taylor, J.
B. Casey, W. H. Richnrdson.
Sometime since. we heard some Whigs
express n donbt. wvhether Sons. l (' rslinss
A ould vote for Mr. Vatn lHu' n, in te
Presidenstial electi-m. We are recenthi
heard some D-mn acents also donht, whietht-r
-he wontkd now supp~lort him. WVe were
pinedc and miortifi -dl to h~esr the susgees
tions of a udoubt ons this sidieer. Are ntt
the principles of Sons 1 Ca-r'limn, as dear
to her, as thsey ever were ? Will she tnos
cherish sis-tm .ss wvarmslv now. contesned
,imtd trampt1led upon as5 Ihey are, biy thIe
dlominant party of the Whigs, as when
they seemned to lbe in te ascenda-:t ! J tic
itt fromn thse pass, we know that se will.
Will slhe a. -audont 3r. Van Buaren, its I.is
huur if atdvorsiiy, true- as he was to her
princeiples, in hsis day of power? Though
all her sister State' s havinsg a common in
terest andi comamon flin hg, shul t : rove
rec-reant an" desert him, shte shonl not
follow in iteir footsteps. If .needs lhe, let
hesr st ill ntphiold her ou' n ha nnter. a n which
State Rights are iniserihted, "Solitary atid
aliotne." As has beetn saidt, "it is a point of
honor for South Carolina to vote for Van
Buiren now." The r'-ndee of l-ist -rv ill
remembier . .e tnoble expressiont of Franci,,
ofC" t,n e, whien defeated hy he g at
rival thet Emperor. Chiarle< the V. 'We
have lost every thing an:i our honor," snisl
the Frentch Montarebh. Thu. i-- it with the'
State Righs party of Southl Carolina.
Defeatedl, ve'a s'rostruased as we mtav he,
in the laite elections, we have not lost our
htonor. Our flasg still wanves, hearing the
proud motto of State Rights and the Con,
stitutin. WVe enn still mas~ke head against
the armiies of Fede-ralisms, powerisl as thit-y
maty bue, by their nuttbers andt their wen Ith.
Tis true, that we htave sn~ised a dlefe-at,
-an overwhelmtinsg defe'at, but let its not
dlespair. Let us cling to 0'. r lprinciles,
thutgh all men shmnid artray the mselvyes
in tformsidable opp-iiitn to theni. Let us
n. a, tisndont theL mnan wh' ha-- nobly sac
riiced hjimselfr in their s pport. Let S.
Carolina cast her votte for Martin Van Bit
retn, thme martyr in the cause of the Ide
pentdent 'Treaisury aind the Constitution.
Georgia -By the late electiotn fotrPresi
dential Electors, it uipp ars, that ste lIar
rison majority in that State, ha -increased
cotsiderably. We extract thse ftllowing
accotunt of the vote fromns the Georgin Jour
nasl, a Wh ig I5ppr
By the following table, our readers wilt
Vereceive that Georgia has nobly stsstainecd
terself. The aggregate below is taken
*rom the Ofcial Returns, of all the coun
ies in the State except Itro, and the vote
Af 'hose two having been forwarded to us
ly letter. we have added them in. The
aTijority is indeed overwhelming. Gen.
UtLs NCIt and .\ r. CAStPBELL, the two high
,,t upon the Harrison ticket are 8.360 a
iend of 31r. BULLOCu, the higheb' uplon
he Van Buren ticket. And Gen. Um3
3RLY, ite lowest upon the Harrison tick
-t. i- 8.390 votes ahead of Gen, BATES,
he lowe-s upon the Van Buren ticket.
Twenty votes cover the Ilarrison ticket,
Ind fiftv, the Vat Boren ticket. The av
.rage larrison majority. is 8,377.
HAnntson Texv.-T IA DU D N TicKST.
D 1, Clinch. 40 3.9 a 1 'B Bulloch, 31,980
f Il' CampbItd. 40,:349 Al Echols, 31,989
G B Gilmer. 40.:s47 T Wloollen, 31.984
F I' Ezzard. 40,341 J Anderson, 31,981
9 Doiagherty. 40,:40 | S Gmoces, 31,981
foel Crawford, 40,339 S Beal, 31,477
4 ilitler, 40.337 J I:obinson, 31,977
s Grant/and, 40.36 E Harden, 31.965
U B Strong. 40,33; W B If'oford, 31.957
I fl'/itehrad. 40,332 S Jones, 31,953 -
I. liiberly 40,:29 J Bater. 31,939
We copy the fullowing official report
>f the importion of silk into the U. States
luring the year 1838-39 from the Jour
til of the American Silk Society.
Imporutaions of Silk -The importa
ini of Silk durig the year ending the
t, of September, 18:39, anounted to
icarly twetity-thie millions of dollars, as
a if' be seen by) the follow ing items copied
rom hlie report of the Secretary of the
'rre;sory of the commerce and navigation
af the United States for that year, which
has been politely sent us by the Secreta
ry of the Trea-urv. There is an error in
the statement piul;lished in the newspapers
tii upwards of two millions, as con'par
d witih ie official report; the news
paper report making the imports from
w her places than India and China $21,
350,669; ind the official report making
ihe same item 818,685 275.
Silks front India and China,
piece goods, 11,734,500
Silks from India and China,
Silks, sewings from other pla
ces than India, &c. S18,284
Silk, riw silk, 39,258
Silks. from other places than
India, &c lace veils, shawls,
shades, &C., 345,490
Siiks, other ianNefactores. from
other places than India, &c., 18,685,295
ianufactures of silk and wors
ted, 8-2,319,884, (allowing
one half the value !hereof to
be silk,) 1,150,942
Compared with other articlea imported,
that of silkis one fourth more than the a
mount of any other. The amount of man
irfactures of cotton im ported was $14.692,
:397; of iron. .12,051.668; of cloths and
cassitneres, $7.02i8,905; worsted stuffi,
we .vu.j.ovo; ointer tHainnItfeuLures of nvu,
$5,556.161 ; one half the value of silks
and %, ors;#-d stuff,, 1,169,942; total
woollen goods, $18.831.90. The impor
iation of* seuar antted to $9.224,632;
linen, 86,7.,A.278. So the importation of
qilk nearly eqnils that or woollen and
linen together, an: is equal to half of all
other fabrics coihned. Need we say a
word as to the importance of saving this
immense expenditure to the nation, now
that it is establihed beynd all question
that we are more capable of producing
the article of silk ourselves, than any other
From thce Ciolu,liac Southern Chronicle.
The lolling ii letter w'as received too
late' for fast week's pnblication. In the
statteent we miadle ofibte af'air, wve had no
ineintionr of doinig injustice to either of rho
pities. Oitr informnation, was based up
otn letters from a private indlividuali, who.
probabthly gave the facets as they were repre
senitted to him, arid withouit the least idea
that they woutld find their way into a news
parper. Il'we have done injusticeto either
part y, ouir columnrs are openr to arty corree
tion of the statemenrtt, comprised within
moderate bioundls, an~d which will not lead
t a rene~' al of the cotroversy between
Edhitor's who have pubthlish-dl our state
ment of thie affair, will please copy~ Col.
AJ EN.:, 10th Nov. 1840.
To thec Editors ofthec South r Chronicde:
G ET.::r:st t.:: In submtnittingtro my frienrt,
Col. n it;all. the edlitorialI statemeat con
tainted in youtr paper of the 5th inSt., of atn
ailhir in wvhich he was recetntly engagedl at
Edgeliel C. H. I unditerstand. front him
thhrt in several material points the account
givent by yotu, a' ill he cotitroverted, ini what
it is at ,his time immaterial, and wotuld,
itdeed. lie irmproper to state, as my friend
is tinder re'ognizasnce for a legal investiga
titon of his conduet ; but you will at once
perceive thait, as his friend, 1 cannot allow
t he infeirencee to he drawn, thai the account
given by yotr, is aegniewted in, which a si
lence on mty patrt nionild imply. You will
therefoire oblige me by inf'orming the punb
lic, throughi the saime source by which
your sta9teent reached them, that my
friend regartds te accounitt puiblished by
yoiu as incorrect, anid tiat as be entertains
no dlonhlt that you have einbidied suich in-~
formantiotn as lias reached y ott. lie will,, in
uee titte. regoire the authority upon which
your statemienrt rests.
JO HN L. M ANNING.
Census of Delaware.-Dela ware is the
lirst Starte of which we have a complete
censuis. The folloinit we find irn the
Wilmintonti Gazette.-- It will be seeni
hat the incretuse in ten years is but 13.68:
Newcastle county, 20,910 33,118
Kent, 19.911 19,858
Sussex, 27,118 25.131
Warm, Warmer, Warmet.-A house
wvth a wife is offen wrmO enough; a h -nse
with a wife arid her mother is rather
wrmert thatn any spot'in the known globe,
a htoutse with tw'o nmothers in-law is so ex
cessively hot, that it cain be liked to nio
place o-,eairth at all, buttone must golow..
efor ar si mil.- Fra:cr's Magazine,