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Irp..hoU-bv a soldier's
grave; hispmepoqy ofl ill Gring the Sol
di,-tis.4 the same ill-fated spot ame
the orfpooir Brenham, than whom a
noble s ~rit never lived. Thei also.
P..yaw'.in and desolate plain, are the
'reisof Fitgerakl, Ogden, Jones,East
aad. ad others-names which shouhl be
ebiished and eve -remembered by the
constry of.1their adoption.. Alas! poor
fellows ! though. met by a frte aisabappy
and nomerited, without a mouinment or
single besp to mark the fatal spot, and
show to th passer by the destiny of the
brave, "Fon memory ne'er wili be con
trolled-tbey ne'er can be forgot."
For several weeks we enterta;ned bright
hopes of liberation, Ihaving been assured
by the U. S. Minister, and others high in
adtbority; thaLuesbonld be released on
the 19th of Jose, which, we are told, is
Gen. Santa Anna's birth day, and which
time has passed, as you will- observe from
the date of my lotter ; and more, all hope
as ied .We have again resumed our
f ^ 'ofC'inddifienee and despair. at
100Ckthe present. When we shall be
libarated, is a question which cnn be an
swered alone by the President of Mexico.
On last night, sisteen of the Texps prison
ere, among whom is Gen. Green, made
their escape throuth the walls of this Cas
tie, shich was supposed to be impregna
ble, having been erected more than seven
sy yearsand regarded as one of the strong
est fortications in the world. and through
whicb.a passage had nevcr before been
efected. This may he regarded as an
extraordinary achievement. The forti6
cations are generally Jroug, and their
officers vigilant in tihe .dicharge of their
duty. The escape produced great excite
ment. Having been allowed previously
the privilege of the Castle. with as many
liberties as are usually extended towards
prisoners, and some ixemnptcd from chains
entirely, we were now all put into the
prison we had previously occupied. chain
ed two and two. mod strongly guarded. A
large number ofcavalry was immediately
despatehed in every direction, who have
not returned. For a short time, no small
degre of excitement prevailed among
ourselves, feeling naturally a warm solici
tude for our companions in so dangerous
and hazardous an'undertaking, as well as
for our orn condition, not kuowing the
efect which might be produeed upon the
o&ibers in charge, relative t& ourselves.
T'itorm, howdver, is appeased, and we
aselofeujoying that feeling n hich usual
ly succasee tempest. Very truly.
WM. A. S(IEPHERD.
.-em as Pkidelphia Wger. Aug. 8.
?-- ?Awfst Cnaly *1 Great Flood at Ches
ter.-Lou of Lie and Property !-Tbe
storm of Satyrday preveutud the Southern
mall from reachig ttiiity- by the regn
er- route.--The following ktter, w'uld
we have received from Chester, by a pri.
O9ate band gives a full accuant of the ter
ribie disasters ii that neighborhood. It
bsars the dat of Sunday, and comes from
a eedqman bo was in the vicinity at
the time.- - -&
'"Chester and its vitinity are bowed
dowa beneath the chastening hand of Pro.
ildede. The borourh and its neighbor
bod present scenes ofdesolation. such as
in the absence of the terrors of war, have
never been witnessed in this State. Our
shores, are strewn with wreeks. ourstreets
illed with ruins, and from :every section
we hear tales of terror nd desolation aud
death, sailcient to appal the stoutest heart.
The recent rain had fully saturated the
soil, and that of yesterday thercfole flowed
on the surface. In the anlernoon the rein
becam'e hieavy beyondl description. ifell
as if in a moss. The very hills were
sheetipd with water ; andi iu the valleys,
rnlets became creeks and creeks were
swollen into rivers. A frwshet was, of
eoarse, anticipated ; but a flood, such as
ensued, could not have been apprehended.
It is said that thje pastenigers in the after
noon boats saw a watrr-spout burdt upon
the heights between Ridley and Chester
Creeks; buti though any orudinry fall of
rs'i however copious, seems inaudegnate
to'hagse prodneed the subsequent Ilnod,
thesals,nsaisfaetory evidence of the ex
stace of.7a watei--epou. A bout six a'
oek; It was found that Chester Creek
wa rapidly rising. Every ellbrt was in
staatly mnade th place such property as
was tnoveable out of the reach of danger;t
batis. itstantaneous was the swell of wa
ter,.that the next moment left no feeling
bat the dastinct of self preservation. Thg
-seiarose; it is said by sonme, six feet in.
lye miistes; others aver that it rose six
feet am one~ minfte. The water poured
downuas if a svavc of the sea land swept
onward by an earthquake in about two
S-..surs it had risen t wenty-three feet. The
..aoring creeks were swollen in the
: g jroporion.; and the roar or the im
petnons torrents rang for miles through the
eonntry, The-Bond swept irresistibly on
ward..- The dares built for its restraint
were as reeds befpre the ocean that rushed
b;theehannels were lost, and the vast
vebtas o~aer spread over the plain,
~ii~p~b~arre t ttes, and sweeping
be s~'like bubbMer bpon
Fortumately, thide~i lace before darli,
or the scenaelwonld have been even more
terrible thas It was." In Chester, the tor
'-u'irose as if by magie! and swept angri
~ihuh the, streets. The. buildings
~~wetomost frail were sept away;,
and fihes,females were boie through
-and rushing waters, half dead
.Honses, dams, bridges,
an aan- immense naass of lumber,
srr lil-whesais,'c., shot by upon
y tJntwhile'the assem
~snthe railroad at an
a espense, wa. from its
fmiosa and Sang dows theZiream.
-~ e'tot dilow was the suspie'nsion
T'his streture was one of which
e tlhened Americmn was proud. as
the ?rstcebaim-hridge built in the
whas sinceeclaimed the in
yen00 .etood--alas !.it stands
- ereeted thirty~years
* gtiskat to belongs the creditof
ha saesstrueted the first
snapatles bid oa.the mass of~
sjanr which shote EOetatfiey and
a1R torent, sta teilgiiad
men's restsanee. its vast iron fastalngs
gave way with a crash, and lb chaihs, as
they grated oipon each other, sparkled and
lashed lik lightning. It swung heavily
for a moment and fell into the flood. The
water now swept through several of the
lower streets. I saw this mornin a house
in the middle of one street, and a shallop
in anotherlell there by the receding stream.
The nature and extent of the injury done
could not then be estimated; but it was
with a dismnay which approached despair
that citizens saw the flood roll into their
storehouses and sweep their hard earnings
away. This morning, however, disclosed
in part the extent of the =ain. It was found
that wharves, tan-yards, machine shops,
storehouses, lumber and coal yards. &c.,
had been either carried off I the flood or
ruined by the inundation. Mesurs. Eyres,
Kitts, Bronston, Paxton. &c.. are severe
suflerers. But the consequences in Ches
ter are trivial in comparison with those
which have occurred high up on the Ches
ter and Ridley creeks. Every bridge. or
nearly every ono on these two streams,has
been carried away. Many of these were
costly and substantial structures, and it
will cost an immense sum to replace thetn.
Most of the mills and factories upon thos
streams have shared the same fate.
The factories of Mr. Crazor, of Mr.
Dickson, of Mr. Riddle, and others, have
been swept away. Immense numbers of
bales of cotton, boxes of Roods, barrels of
dyewood and barrels of four, have been
carried down to the Delaware, so scatter
ed upon the meadows into which the food,
in its fury, broke and deposited its spoil.
It is believed that all the dams are gone.
The pecuniary loss to iudividuals is fright
fully great ; and that which hii fallen
upon the country is not less appalling.
The lowest estimate los of $250.000; but
this is made uop, to a great extent, upon
conjecture. The county will probably be
constrained to raise: by loan. the means of
reconstructing her brilges, as all inter
course between the different sections of the
country is now cut off.
But the loss of property. terrible as it is,
is inconsiderable to the lrss of life with
which this affliction of Providence has
been attended. It is.believed that not less
than tweniy, and probably many more,
persons have been found the shore and in
the meadows. This fatality is to be
ascribed to the unparalleled sad-lenness of
the rise of the water. It was as if the
earth hand opened and poured forth her
secret flood. Scarcely -as the presence
of danger known, before it was followed
ly the 'hhsenre of hope. Hundreds of
hair-breadth scapes are narrated. The
whole country is overspread with gloom,
and the consequence of last night's calami
ties will loig overshadow the prosperity of
this lovely section of country."
From ihe N. Y. American.
The Prirates takrn-Confession of one of
ato.-The step of justice has in this case
been sure withamv being tardy, and within
a few clays (Sunday) of their -tting foot
on shore, the mutineer. and murderers of
tip schr. Sarah Lavinia-found at sea
and towed into port, as related in our pa
per of Tuesday-are secured, at least two
out of three, and the third can hardly es
Two of the pirates of the schr. Sarah
Lavinia were this morning arrested in this
city. The circumstance are as follows:
The pirates remained all night at Se
coonet Point. after landing frum the
The man with whom they lodged, ques
tioned thenm iQ afn ordinary mnneur. but
they giving pretty fair answers, did not
geite any suspicion in his mind of any
I hing wrong
ln the morning they took the steam
boat fur lFall River atnd then for Provi
dence, where they took the steamer Mas
satchsjsfor New York~on Monday even
img, arrvung hero on Tuesday morning.
On going on shore they accidentally left
a bag, part of their -haggage, on board
the boat, whbich was takena back to Provi
In the meantime the Innkeeper at Se
connet had heard of the piracy and im
mediately traced them to Providence.
where he foua'd thme Massachusetts, and
went on board. The baggage room was
then searched and thobhag found. Capt.
Coamstock opened it and found the'shirts
of the Captain and Mate, and oilher
clothes, completely saturated with blood.
Thha Massac'iusetts arived this morning
wvitha the innkeeper. The cartman who
carried the haggage wvas then found and
the men tracle the boanling house of
Mr. Knowles, No. 7 Washingtot-stre-et,
where the youngest of' the three pirates,
Mathews, (American) was arrested and
taken on board the Massachuaetts. A
watch was then set for the other two and
in a shot time Babe, and Englishmana,
was arrested: when arrested he preten
dled great ignorance and was very hots
terons and whished to know what ho was
lIe was told that he was wanted on
board the steamboat. When he arrived
there and was confronted with Mathews,
his contenaince fell and he shewed guilt in
that he, Webster and the cook were below,
ad that Babe came to the companion
way and called him up, and told them
that the captain and te had had a
scuffle and .fallen overboard: that Babe
then took charge of the vessel until they
came near the land, when he ordered the
cook to go forward to do something to the
While cook was busy. Babe went be
hind him,'and wiih a mallet killed him
and then ordered the others to throw him
oterboard else he wonld serve them in the
same manner. This (hey did, and then
an came on shore.
Capt. Comstoek also questionsed the
men when they came on hoard the stee
rner at Prorihence, but receiving fair and
apparentl answers, no suspicion was ex
cited in hi mind.
The pirates would have left this cIty
yesterday, but were persuaded by Mr.
Knowles to remain antil t6-day to obtain
the bag which the1 had left ont board the
steamerd-Mr. Kioles being entirely
unsaspicioos of tb~a - any thing in
the hag except their own hkaing.
Webster, the third pirate, is pot yet
arresled. The mber' t*o Were taken' in
cargea by the U. 8. MaembiL
The commercial Advertiser :of Thurs
lay afternoon says:
The prisonars will undergo and exam
nation for commitment this af-ernoon or
o-morrow. The third person will un
foubtedly soon be arrested, as several of
)f his places of resort are well known, and
a number of officers are in pursuit. The
accused having been arrested in this city,
hey will, if committed be tried in the Uni
ted States Court ror this district.
BosToN, Aug. 1.
Murder. Muriny, and Piracy!-We
learn from the New Bedford Bulletin of
last evening the following facts. On Sun
iay, about nine o'clock, the sloop Fair.
haven at Providence, from New Bedford
ror Now York.when 6 miles S. E. of Cut
tyhunk, fell in with a schooner running
before the wind. all sails nct, but no per.
son visible on board. On. boarding her
found one anchor out with a short scope.
longboat gone. hole cut in the cabin floor
with an axe, Captain's trunk broken open
and rifled, seaman's chests gone and the
schooner scuttled, with considerable water
in the boe.
She proved to be the schr Lannia, from
Alexandria. whence she sailed July lit,
with a cargo of corn, flour, &c. for Anti
gua, and a market in the West Indies.
The following is a list of the ofaeers and
crew : C. H. Dearborn. master Wolter
Nicholl. mate; J. Johnson, cook, and
David Bade. Win. Webster, GeO. slat
thews, seamen. The last regular entry,
in the logbook. was in the mate's hand,
under date of July 10th. b
A small book was found in the cabin.
containing a few entrics without signatore,
in which it i. stated, that on the evening
of the 14th of July, the captain and maie
quarrelled and fought on deck, and rolled
or were swept overboard. The infercuce.
however, is, from the state of tl'e vessel.
&c., that the officers were murdered in a
mutiny of the men, but the whole trans
action temains shrouded in mytery.
From the Richmond Compiler. A
A Tribe of Pilgrims Discovered.-An
English traveller, Capt. Harris, has pub
lished in India, a volumt of his researches
in Africa and the Eait. It has not been
republished either in England or this coun
try, bit we derive from It, through the
Boston Daily Advertiser, the followicg nn
tie of a remarkable tribe in Africa. This
a,:count of a race of men. who from their
diminutive statue are aciually obliged to
conceal themselves like wild beasts from
their taller neighbors. recalls the so called
ficticious narratives of pigmies in the
works of Ilerodotus and Pliny.
"In the midst of the monotony of such
inconvenient journeying, some singular
events constantly transpired servitng to di
vert the travellers. How it was the sight
of an abandoned salt spring. to'vards
which men and beasts rushed eagerly ;
thinking that they were approaching a
lake; now it was the passage of Orange
River. whose transpareut. deep anci wide
waters Raw along betweco weeping wil
lows, bathing their flexible braabes in the
shady shallows of the borders of the streanm
now it was the diverting spectable of a
troop of Griquas pursuing the ostrich on
foot. These Griquas. among whom a
mission has been established. are mulat
toes of lotentot; their whole foree of
fighting men was destroyed in 1531, vith
the exception of two individualls lby Mose
lekatie. (This is the name of the kin ef
the Matabilis, the most powerful tribe .a
Southernt Africa.) It is almost :.pim
race, subsisting on bulbous roots, lucuets
and repcilcs. Compelba-d to'ontceal them.
selves because thjty are not so tall or
strong as the people of neichboring tribecs,
the Griqua% excel in nothing but in run.
ning, and this quality. we might almost
say. receives its chief exercise in their es
capes from their enemies. The cabains nre
hardly visible to the traveller. and they
lways retire to such a dlistatnce from the
springs and rivers. that they are obliged to
go four or five miles from their dlwellines
to obtain water ; nor have they atny ves
sels besides ostrich eggs, in which to draw
and carry it."
M.r. Mofiat, the missionary, whose in
teresting travels in South A frica have late
ly been published in thiscountry, spent
some time at the Missionary station n
innng this tribe. It appears to be a small
race-the first tribe to the north of the
English colonial frotierct in Southern Afri
ca. None of them, according to Capt.
Harris, are five feet high.
Captain K. was travelling with a fuiend
on a sp rtiog expedition of a larcer scale
of exdcutin than the English Prcserves'
ar'or. They subsequently arrived at the
Couirt of King Moselekatse, of whom we
have spoken a'ove. Among his subjects
lhey found euE in use in the manner de
mrihed ont thae following extract:
--The Mlatabilis carry their snuamgourds
pendant from the ear, which is bored for
this surpose ; few of them smoke, taut t hey
have a great passion for snufT, which is
bus used :With an ivory spoon half the
tontents of the gourd his heaped into the
palm of the hand,-the epicuare then sits
at his ease under the shade of a tree, antd
having prepared himself for his enjoyment.
bya strong inspiration, inhales the wvhole
of the tobacco at a breath. From this ac
lin there results an inexpressive delight.
greater er less, as more or fewer tears are
etorted from the practitioner."
The Late Forgeries.-A few days aince,
we published a report of the arrest of a
man named David Crowley, charged
wIth having for-ged four checks bearing
the name of Mlinott blitchell, of Wes cho
er county, which were drawn on antI
passed at the 7th Wanrd Bankt anda also
the forgery of a check on the Chemical
Bank, all evidently emanating fronm the
Since the arrest of Crowvley, officers
Relyca and Kellinger have been on the
look out for other parties supposed to be
ronnected with these forgeries, and they
arested a genteel looking man named
ianselle-ri Becker, who had a furnished
nuse in ,lliver street, and in con etion
eith another man, opened a hat ltre in
Lhaham street, under the name of,Ford
tam & Co., no sneh firm being in exis
enee. Beker it appears managed the
whole business, and by writinmg letters to
lifernt wealthy individuals tinder for
and then. through the iusmiumentality of
of skilful penman, he was enabled to suc
cesfrully counterfeit the signatures of
those individual# to checks on the diffe
rent banks at which they had busincss.
Tho business of preseutiug the checks, at
the banks, it appears, wan confided to
CroAley. who was successful in soveral
instances. Amongst other forgeries per
petrated by these men, were the name or
the magistrate and clerk of the Fulton
street Justices Court, and of Patrick
Henry, one of the city marshalls, to
checks the money was obtained.
This gang of siwndlers, some of whom
are not yet diseovered. also obtained
goods to a large amount from different
merchants, by one of them purchasing
the goods and referring to the fictitious
firm of Fordham & Co., where a satisfac
tory account of the purchasers was of
course invariably given to the duped mer
chant. A large quantity of goods thus ob
tained, were found in the possession of R.
Becker, in Oliver street. and the owners
have fortunately recovered them since
his arrest. Becker, it appears, is an of.
fender. or at least was charged with being
so. having been about two years sin&
said in be concerned with others in coun
terfeiting foreign coin. He was also
charged with being concerned with Otis
Allen. now in the state prison, in coun
terfeilinz Wt5 bills, on the Bank of San
dusky, in Ohio; but he has hitherto con
trived to escapeJ unscathed. le is,
however, now in prison and committed
for trial ; and it is expected numerous
persons. who have been swindled by him.
-Jour. of Coat.
British Reasoning.-We were not a
little startled in reading some remarks
from the Earl of Aberdeen in a debate in
the louse of Lords. upon a bill before
that body ror the apprehension of offend
ers from the United States, found within
the British dominions.
We presume tbtt the bill under con
%ideration had some reference to the Trea
ty of Wishington, relative (6 the giving
'.;y of criminals from either country. who
might be apprehended withii the jurisdic
tion of the other. The noble Earl re
marked, "that it was supposcl under this
hill fugitive slaves would he given up. but'
there was no intention of introducing such
a provision," and further. -to e-cape from
slavery was no crime," but on the contra
ry was to lie "regarded with sympathy
nor was it theft or robbery, if ho in his
flight took his master* clothes. horse, or
boat." and we suppose that as a slave,
wishing to run away might find it conve
nient to kill his master. they would still be
--regarded with sympathy." by thi en
lbghtened and humane government. This
is a sublime code of morality, emanating
from a philanthrop'ic and benevolent Brit
ish statesman. but yet it is only what lie
English Government unceasingly pracii
ses, that rapine and plundefshould all lie
regarded with sympathy? The slave will
have nothing to do, hut to escape to Cana.
dlo, and he will there he screened from the
punishment due to his crimes ; if he has
robbed and plun-lered his master, it makes
no difference. he must be regarded with
sympathy. ant must he withheld from the
person who "calls himself his owner." I,
the South prepared to subUnit to s':h a
coostrucion of the late treaty ? Will the
American people yield t"1 England the
right to legislate for them ? This she
seems to bevrohitined by the treaty, not
oni!s ,vtpon the present subjce: but upon
->tI.-rs, stuchA as the right of search,"
"African squadron" &.c. We now see
Entglanid matting a formal demand for a
personi accttsed of murder. (Mrs. Gibmao-ar)
apiprehended in New York, but she tells
uis in the samnebreadlth, that if one of our
oll'endir4 be caught within her dlominions,
if that ofl'ender lie a rn-a-way negro he
shall be protected and regarded with sym
pathty. Hoew long, will it he before w e
are -'thimble-igged"' and negotiated out
of every thing like National rights, by the
cunnig' polic-y of this ambitious monar
chy !-Camden Journal.
Th~e Great fndian C'ouci.-We co py
thc following fro's~the St. Louis New Era
of the 26th uit:
"We learn from Van Buren (Ark.) In
telligencer, of the 15th that the great In
dian council at Tal-le quan. in the Chero
kee nation, closed its deliberations on thme
34 inst. Delegates from the Cherokee
Creek, Chicasaw, Deleware, Shawnee,
Piankasha, WVea. Osage. Seneca, Stock
bridge. Ottawa. Chippewa. Peoria, Witch
etah. Pottowotome, andI Seminole tribes,
were present. The result of their delibera
tions was a compact. binding upotn each
nation party thereto, embraging the fol
lowing objects. The maintain peace and
friendship among each other. To abstain
from retaliation for of'ettcs committed by
individualet To provide for the improve
mient of their people in agriculture, mann
factutres, and other arts of peace. That
no nation party to this compact, shall,
wi'hont the consent of the whole, sell,
cede, or in any many alienate to the Uni
ted States any part of their territory. To
providle for the putnishmetnt of crimes com
mitted by the citizen, of one nation upon
the citizens of another. To admit the
citizen'zof one natIon to citizenship in any
other nation. party to the compact. To
endeavor to suppress the use of' ardent
spirit. within t he limits of their respective
nations:- and to prohibit its introdIuction
by the citizens of one nation into the icr
ritory of another."
Deprate.- i~rt Jno. Owens,
the iniidual who so severely woutnded
young Boyd at a harbecue last week at
Pine Tucky precinct, was overtaken on
last Thursday.in Coosa cot.nty. and killed,
by a number of persons in pursuit of him.
He, we learn, refused to bytaken, and
g ado a most deaperate reststanee. lie
had stopped for the night at a private
house on the rmad, aa on learning the ar
rival of his pursuers, entrenchedi himself
in an out house, prmed with pistols~dnuble
barrelled gun and a supply of nmtnubtion,
antd maintained hIs poutuilti dur-ing the
nighl, in the course of whieb he succeeded
in wounding several of the assailats
and was hiinself shot several times in the
body and had one band shattered. In the
morning he threw open the door andI dis
iharge his last load of ammemnition and
rushed out and engaged In a hand to hand
cnflict, and WOunde(d one petr t, t. !
bowia knife. fie was againishot twice,anl
Inally killed with his own knife. Among
other exhibitions of his singular despera.
lion, we are informed that while on the
ground be drew out the knife from liis bo
dy and struck iui i! fiercely at his as
ailants. A number of gun slot wounds
wee found on his person receiving dur
ing the nigh.which he had handagedJ with
various articles of his dress. There are
various rumors afloat concerning this af
fair-the account that we have given i., the
most authentic we have been able to olb
tain.-Montgomery (Ala.) Journal.
A Virious Boy now a Murderer !-We
have a short history of Abner iogers. Jr.
now about to be tried in Boston for mur
dering the keeper of the prison, from which
we learn that while a boy his parents ieg-.
lected his education, and permitted him to
roam about with a numberof idle boys who
infested the town of Newbury. Al ass. Ne
czmmenced his career with idleness; next
he lef the school and despised the instruc
tions it afforded; then he scoffed at the ad
monitions of those who tried to guide him
in the path to future bappiness and honor
as a man and a citizen; he despised all
their counsel, spent all his time with lazy.
boys like himself, who snore, smoked,
chewed, drank rum, congregated in idle
squads. and laughed at the wise boys of
the village as they passed to school or in
dustrious employmenis. At the age ofnine
teen he was sent to prison for passing bad
money and from one step to another, he
soon ascended the ladder of crime to where
he now stands on the. to1 and is about
to step on the gallows, there to end his
career at the early age of 30. This isonly
one among a thousand instances of the
danger of commencing to do wrong.
When a boy once begins, no matter how
small the beginning may be, he steps into
a rail car on the top of a sleep hill, down
which he will run with rapidity and he
dashed into destruction in an abyss of
crime below !-N. Y. Sun.
Schr. Sarah Lorinia.-No new facts
have been brotht to light here respecting
this horrid afflair Rince our last. Babie,
alias Brown, and Matthews. are still in
the custody of the U. S. Starshal. Their
examination will take place next ' ues
day. Webster is still at large, and is sup
posed to have gone to Philadelphia. to
to which place officers ha-.e fullowed in
pursuit of him.
The captain, Charles I. Dearborn. and
the mate. Walter A. Nicoll, were both
natives of Alexandria. and the mate was
respectably connected in Virginia and al
so in New-York, his uncle being a me
cl-ant in this city, of the firm of Wykroff
& Nickoll. The captain and mate were
both young men. the latter only three and
twenty. and the former about thirty years
old. The sloop was onted by Mr.
Thomas, of Alexandria.-. Y. Jour. of
Con. 5th inst.
Th.- Boutndaru Question.-Thc Cum
missiuners appointed by Maine and 3las
sachusctts to examine the claims of the
e-ttlers on L' e St. John and run out their
lots have taken a recess. The weather
has been very unfavorable during the lime
they have been employed. and we un
derstand that they have not made m uch
progress. The business will require a
much longer time for its '!ompletion than
hans been supp:oed. as the settlers are more
numerous and the claims more difficult to
he adjusted than seens to have been on
ticipated. Cases too arise which the
Commnisioners cannot dispose of wiathout
additional au thoerity. They w ill renew
their labiora the first of Septembter.
lt is reported that the hloundlary Com
mnissioners have disagmeed abouut the mean
ing of the language of the treaty, and
that one of the surveying parties has sut
pended nperationts in consequnc.-Ban
Immense 1mplement of Destrucion.
The great cannton recently in-t eted by
hy Captein Stockton, of the United States
Navy, is made entirely of high p~olished
wrought-iron, and is fired by umearns of a
lock. It carries a shot weighit:: ttco
kundred and fbrty-two pounds, and uses
twenty-Ave pounds of powder. at each
explosion. An experiment was made,
lately, with this enormous piece of ord
nance, at its station near the Light Hiouse,
below Sandy Hook. A point blank shot
struck a line on a tat-get three miles dis
taut ; and penetrated through and through
the larget, which was constructed of nronm
bars and wcond combined, rendering it more
strong and solid than the hull of the larg
est seventy-four. A writer in the New
rjk Erening Post states,that he was in.
Wmed by those whbo have it in charge,
that it was considered no extraordinary
thing to strike the target at which it was
levelled, at the extreme gdistance. of frer
miles across the arm of the baf. This
immense piece of ordiance is destined for
the stern of a large m'en-of-war, now
building at the Navy Yard itn Philadel
Mr. ,9Adle's Plan for br nging theI
States rate - Court.-h: appears that the
plan whsich Mr. Biddle has suggested oh
prosecuting the States which do not pay
their bonds by making over the bonds to
some foreign guvernment, or the national
aaoernment, is not original with him.
The Journal of Comtmerce says: A. P'ar
ker Efrthis city, as long ago as DecemhberI
last, in letters addressed by him to the
President of the United States, an.! to the
Governors of Illinois, Indiana, &c.
which letters were plublisled in pamphlet
form, and have been distributed in the
money circles here, antd also at London
and Amsterdam., Mr Parker has fortifi
ed his doctrine, by the opinions of emi
nent counsel and able statesmen! and we
uunderstand thau,through his agency, some
of them will soon be reduced to practice;
not so much with a view to coerce the
delinquent State., as etab!ished princip
les in a case where none were established
beforedtg throw ligh4 open the whole
subjecte'U judicial investigattion, in the
belief that this only is necessary to indtaee
a proper action on the part of the rpeeple
of said States. A t the same fti- .me .
fort will be made, by no"'.-of a public
agency to ha' c'...lbhtsied here and in Lon
dlon, -o hioidl out facilities and. inducemncets
so a he States to meat thbeir c1mgcea......... e
E-'DGEFIELD C. It.
Wi.oNKsDAY. ArcU'T 9. 1843.
#4 4 '
We will eling to dhe Pillars of the Temple of
our LibCrtues.andifitixstfall,we will Perisk
amidst the Ruius."
JOH N C. CALHOUN,
Subj.ect to the decision of the Democratic
Republican Conrention, to assemble in
May.1'I4. as recommended by the Statcs
of Maryland, Michigan. Kentucky. Lou
isiana. New 1humpshire. Massadusells.
Alabama and MLississippi.
Temperauce Meeting.-A Temperance meet
iug will be held at Uttle Stephens' Creek
Church. on the Second Suqgay in September,
at which time Dr. If. Burt will deliver an Ad
dress on the subject of Temperance.
Goon NKws.-The Domestic Missionaries
of the Edgefield Baptist Association are now -
zealously engaged in the field of their opera.
tions. Many of the Churches have enjoyed
inreresting revivals, and others ate now pro.
greasing. TI Missionaries in this section,
with other Ministers ho came to their aid,
began a meeting in ptist Church in this
place on Friday evening the 4th instant. which
continued with increasing interest until Mon
day evening last. We have rarely witneed a
seapon like that through which this community
has just passed. Since 1831 we have not ob
served as large and as attentive congregations. -
Throughout the vhole time, the people gener
ally. laying aside their daily avocatios, re
paired to the onse of God. We are informed'
that some 12 or 15 persons liave expressed a
hope in Christ during the meeting, and we
knm% that many others are deeply concerned.
We understand that our Methodist biethren
are also enjoying interesting meetings in dif.
ferent quatters of the District, The cnuse of
Religion has claims upon all, even the man
who does not profess it, should rejoice as a
Patriot in it.s extension. for upon the virtue
and intelligence of our people depend the
libertips of the country. We know that in a
political journal 't is not usuail to roter to this
subject, but we are not satisfied with the pro
prietv oif the conrse. We believe that the
Preri is too powerful an engine not to lead, on
all proper occasions, its notice and its aid tn
the promotion of that cause which isso deeply
connected with the temporal and eternal in.
terest of the people.
ew ChareA Coscrated.-The Protestant
Episcopal Churcn, recently erected in Aiken,
S. C.. was consecrated on Wednesday the 9th
inst.. tinder the name of St. 7adas' CAreA,
by Bushop Gadsden. The Church is said to
be a very neat building, designed by Mr. Wes.
.Vemu Coton-The H amburg Jouna of tho
9th in-t.. says: " A planter of this district
bronght to town on Monday last, ant open boil
of Cotton of ihis year's growth."
The SoutA Castliuias of the 10th inst. says:
We understand that several bolls of new Cot
ton were open on the plantation of Richard
Sandley, Faq.. in Newberry District, ton the,
The Washington (Ga.) Yews, of the 10th
inst, says: "In all parts or the South. the
erops are reported to be excellent. In this res
pect this section does not differ front others.
rhc crop of Corn, nottwithstanding the unfit
vorable' prospect at the commencement of the
isason, is better than common. and there will.
re, unless cut short by an eatly frost, or by
>zter misfortunes, fully an average crop of
rotton. It is said to he well-belled, and to be
is yet entirely free from worm or roL."
A Dued.--The Hlamburg Journal ef the 9th
nut. sa: We understand an "affir of
ioor" came off yesterday morning, within
ihout four miles of this plarce, between James
iardner, Jr., Esq., Attorney General of Geor
;ia, and our brother Jones of the Chronicle
ad Sentinel The cause or eases of their
esort to -horridas bdis," we know not,- but
ongratulate them heartily at their scathiess ec
'-ape front the field ofltars.
"A fter an exchange of shots, their feelings
if resentment seemed to bo satiated, end they
cfl the ground.
-We must add, that we regret our soil being .
mnds the scene of such gladiatosip, and
mauhl prefer the gentlemen settling their die
nices at home, in Georgia"
Gent. Wanddy Thmpson.--The Soui& Cartlip
int says: -We learn fromt a late number of
he Galvcston Ge:ette, that the Mexican jour.
alists, who seemed on the first visit of Gen..
['bompson to Mexico. to regard him with sos
os eyes, now expresses for him the high
St respeet anid esteem. Hie appears to have
~ained the confidence of all p-arties. The edi
or ofthie Diario del Gebinue contrasts his con
lict with that of other foreign ministers, and
aly, it has been uniformly frank and concilia
ory, most respectful to the government and the
wountry, and nevdatrked by thec insolent. -a
aughty tone that others have assumed."
(0T The Augusta Constitrutioualist states that
~Ifr. John B. Lamar, of Bibb county. Georgia,
celeted last year a mnesaber of Conugress, fromt
liat State. has resigned his seat. There wil
e, in eonsequence, two vacancies to till in their
leegation next O0,ot-.r.
rThe Xllasisewiau states that the lion. C. A.'
hickliffe, Postmaster General, returned to
V'ashington front Baltimore on thme 4th inst.
notirely free from pain, and rapidly reeoveng,
rem tsh- e't1ccts of his wouned,