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[From the N. O. Picayuiw, August 20.
tfEWS FllOM TAMPA BAY.
iViij. W. W. J/orris, commandant at I
F<Jrt lirooke, nnd nt present the acting
Indian agent for the Scminolo.8, in the absence
of Mr. Spencer, received on the
the SiOth imst., a \vhitc Hag from the Indians
by the hands of Philhpoe, a Spaniard,
residing at Hara Sotn.
Phillipee, startled by an account of the
murders at Pease CVcck, left with others
the settlement at Sara <Sfota, but return- ]
ing on the 18th Inst., found his house and
property untouched, and this Hag attached
to his door. It is lflMte of white crane
leathers, f-rminnr a small flour bound on
it with string of white heads in a sni?ill
niece of smoking tobocco, the sign used
by How Legs, Kin^ of tlie Seminoles.
Phillipee s intelligence enabled him to
read the signification thus: " JFe desire
pcacc, wish to communicate, smoke and
hold a peace talk." lie left signs, stating
the time the flag was found, and that at
full moon he would return, and started
at once with the flag to 3/ajor Aforris.
From the fact that not a sign of hostil- 1
lity has been evinced since the attack up
on the trading houses of Kennedy <& Darling,
more than a month age-, added to 1
the appearance of the fiag, the opinion is
entertained that further outrages will not
rjc committed unless provoked by our people,
and tbose engaged in the last outrage
will be delivered up.
This opinion is strengthened by the
fact that at the time the most exciting
alarm occurred, instead of two, fifty settlements
could have been attacked simul
tancously, and those engaged in thorn escaped
This information was obtained by a
friend during a recent visit to Tampa Bay,
and may be relied upon, as those best acquainted
with all the particular features
of the case aud the Indian p.linmofpr nvn i
supposed to know more than others depending
upon vague surmises or woi-se
3/iijor il/brris was the old Indian agent.
Aiv. ^pcnci'v is the present one, but iic is
Two companies of volunteers under
^?pi. jl>ui ana nsiicr were encamped
about two miles out from Tampa Bay.
The Rcrvices lind been offered to the Government,
but 3/iijor Morris declined, having
no authority to receive them.
i nc steamer Henry Ulay, Capt. Broath,
arrived at 7'ampa Bay, on (lie 22(1 inst.
via Ponsacola, Dog Island and Anglo
There are only about one thousand
Indians in the whole State, of which
number only one hundred and fifty are
3/ajor Morris will leave Tampa Bay on
tne lienry Ulay for Charlotte's Harbor,
with an interpreter, to meet How Logs,
the Seminole chicf, at the full of tin;
The troops on their arrival encamped at
Fort Ilrookc, the commandant not deeming
it necessary to ?end them into the interior
until the council was he)d or outrages
committed, Mimy of the poorer class of
neighboring Inhabitants came in to the
Government quarters, saying that they
were afraid of the Indians, and the Governmcnt
ia.oblig?d to support them.
It is thouirht that the lndijins
desire to have any war or difficulty with
the whites, as they appear to be much
alnrmcd at the presence of bo many
troops in their region of country, and
the preparations going forward. The Indians
would much rather be bribed to
leave the country than to fight, while the
white population, feeling constantly insecure
with the Indians in their immediate
neighborhood, insist upon their leaving'
on some terms. The result will probably
bo the same as in many former instances;
the Indians will be obliged to^succumb
to a superior force, and, quitting their old
huntinnr tmmndn tnlrn -i
Q v..'? v/ uji iuv4i iusiui:uut;
on tlie Western side of the Mississippi
[TelcgrAphcd for tlic Charleston Courier.]
New Orleans, August 29.
The Market.?Tliere were but small
sales of Cotton yesterday. Twelve bales
of tho new crop brought 12c.
The Secret Expedition.?Lieut. Totton
of the United States steamer Water
Witok which vessel has been stationed as
a watch o? the expedition at Round Island,
has sent formal notice to those there
assembled, that t'jey must disperse, under
th? penalty of tlie law, otherwise
they were threatened to have their supplies
cut off. The answer was that they
ought to be unmolested, as they were unarmed,
and had i>o intention of infringing
the laws. They intimated that they
sliould leave the Island as soon as they
could procure the means of transportation.
Tub Abductod Rky,?Rey, has been
placed in prison for tl?e present, nt his
own request. lie soya he fears that he
may meet with personal injury.
Njsw Okijcanb, August 30.
Titr Market,^-Yesterday,-one thousand
bales Cotton wme disposed of, mostly
for the English market. The receipts
of the new crop to~d*y Amount to Alt
bales. < *
From Tkxab.? .ccouwte from Anto%jg*
tbo 10th inst state (lint
Gen. lirooko, the commander * of tho
troops iu Texas, lias, in consequence of
j the repeated depredations of the Indians,
called out three Companies of Texan
inuumcu 1 wingers.
The election returns indicate Iho belief
that Hell will be chosen Govoraor.
Capt. Veach's Company, in the $tate
of OhihuahUR, is said to be engaged by
Government to protect the country
against (he Indians.
Washington*, Aug. 24.
A dispatch was received here Ihis even
htg from Krie, I'm., announcing tlint
President Taylor has hail another severe
attack of diarrhoea, but is again convalescent.
1 lenm, also, that Mra. Taylor, the lady
of the President, accompanied by her
daughter, Mrs. Wood, >vill leave in the
cars for Baltimore to-morrow morning.
k k o w i?: i?; c o UtlXEft.
Salsu'day, 8. 1810.
With a view of accommodating our Subscribcrs
who live at a dwtnhce, tlie following
gentlemen arc authorized and requested to
act as ngents in receiving and forwarding Subscriptions
to tho Keowke Ooiiuku. viz:
Maj. \V. S. OuTBliAU, at West Union.
Rdwaiid IIuoitEn, Esq., " Horse Shoe.
E. P. Vkrner, Esq., " Uacholor's Retreat
M. F. Mitchell, Esq.. " Piclcopsvillo.
J. E. IIagood. " Twelve Mile.
T. J. Wehd, for Anderson District
THP PRE0ENT ADMINISTRATION.
President Taylor managed to conceal his political
tenets, until he started upon his Northern
tour, and we find him shortly after Iris depart- '
tnro, declaring himsolf t". ihn mnl ? I
^ - - - Klin null*
mongers of PtniisytvnoiA, in favor of ft promotive
Taritf; And more recently ftt Heaver, in
i the same State, WO hoar him pledging himacU
for a syatcm of Internal ImproYOtnonta. On
tliid eubject he nses tins following language:
"So far as Internal Improvements are
o.onoprned. 1 am stuonoi.y in favor of a
system by which we shall have good har- I
bors and navitrablo rivnra? uml will ?ir% I
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every thing proper to produce n result
And should the President prolong his visit
to the North, we may expect that the full
quota of the "whig, but not an ultra whig,*'
Admiuistrotion will he proclaimed tothe world.
^..viv.> uun iiiuv ?to uu icn xo conjecture,
if the Republic, the organ of the Adininistra
tion is to ho relied on, for that paper speaking
of the Presidents \ iews in relation to the extension
of slavery, makes the following declaration:
"As regards his executive relations towards
the question of slavery and it? extension,
he has proclaimed sentiments
which assure us of his fealty at once to
the Constitution, and in the nrcnt < ?)/?>?/
principles of Republicanism?obedience
of Government to the public will leyitimatcly
Tliis announcement, if it realy ami truly expresses
the vivwa of the Pre sident, is full of
ominous meaning to the South. Wq are told
thai ??.? Prwi^t ? >-->??>" -
...... ...~ , .vcuuiit uin Viuuiai'-ll mniscil 111 mvor
"tho great central principle of Republican,
isip.?ol>edicncc of Government to tho will of
tjie people legitimately avowed." This can
moan nothing more nor less than that tlie Pros
ideni will sanctum any measure which a majority
of Congress may paw?: Then what is
tho situation South! There is no question but
that anv svatoin i\t Tn??i-nni
^ ^ ? >n? mi|nuYCiuuiilfl
Any be carried, and nothing enn wave us from
Jk policy ho ruinous. There is every probability
that the Wilmot Proviso will have a majority;
for we can scarcely oxpeet to find allies
enough among the democrats of the North to
over bnlancc the renegade votos that will be
given for the Proviso from the South. 'I hore
may he a sufficiency of democratic SonatorH
to defeat the Tariff, nnd if that is defeated, it
is the only measure in which the interests of
the South will he respected. We have no
doubt hut that an attempt will also be made to
niter the Sub-Treasury system, which has
Worked SOWnll- it nrtntr n.,l lvr? ?v., -
, j IJ\3 itj an 'JI1UIL vu I
establish an United States Bank, probably will
not bo, but some alteration will be recommended,
and very prolmbly carried, which will
make it nlniout as objectionable as a Bank.?
Then the probable result of the deliberation*
of the next Congress will be, an alteration of
thoBub-Tronsury,?an adoption of a general
system of Internal improvements, which wilj
ultimately result in : ligher Tariff and thopa-i.
sngc of the Wilmot Proviso. So much for the
'whig l>ut not an ultra whig" Mministrutiou,
elevated to office by Southern votes.
MEETING IH ST. PETKIVS PARISH.
TTLe citizens of tliih Parish, incensed by on
article jmblishc.l in tiio Cincinnatti Olohr.
rtylod tlio "indignation Meeting," purporting
to be written by T. I). Matthewa, of South Carolina,
wlit) is a citizen of tlmt Parish, held a
meeting of the citizens on the 10th ult., to deliberate)
upon the matter. Mr. Matthews was
requested to attend. It wan thought that the
article referred to a meeting held by the cititens
of th *? Parish in February of hist year,
which waA called to uevise means of ridding
tlmmw'lvfis of VV. II L
?- ? .. ?. (? IIVVUUUUH HO'
olitiorxigt, the supposed author of "Brutus."?
Tlio article i* certainly nnti-r juthern in Ita
spirit Mr. Mt\tthews being present was called
for?nd mnd t bstanct tho following *tatenient:
"Thri tM no nbolitionixt, (hat he
roomed nnd dole ted iliotn, and that tlio mo.
un ntn man bccame an aholitionpt he lost the
finer feelings of his nature. That he wrote an
article, called tfic "Indignation itceling," more
than a year ninco, and sent it to BmLuuto, who
in a connexion of Mr. Matthews, with a^eqnest
that he would hand it to the Kditor of (Jraham'x
Magazine, or have it published in some
of tlut 'PI...? ? .1 r
.. |???|/v?o. A?i?v nnvviUI Ui
complying with his request, lie had held it
about eightei i months, changed the natutt) and
Hubstnnco of the articlc, and published it with,
out hi* consent. That lie liud submitted the
original manuscript tote vera) gentlemen of intelligence,
who unanimously agreed tliat no
such construction could be placed upon tliear.
tide, as Brisbane had made it appear to possess.
He denounced the conduct of rub i ne
as "ungentlemnnly, ungenerous and unchristian."
Tliat he bad no intention to ridicule the
meeting ?'f last year, and that he could see no I
other motive fur Brisbane's misrepresentation
than to render him odious to ]?n countrymen,
and thereby drive him from his home; tluu
having failed to make him an abolitionist by
argument, lie thought to drive him from the
South by foul and dishonorable means.
This explanation and disclaimer were rogardcd
by the meeting as satisfactory, that Mr.
Matthews had no hostile intention toward tho
South aild her institutions, and resolutions were.
adopted to that effect, The meeting however
nvnrn?ft/wl Hiolr 11
. u>. i>|>jiii>v>iiiuii ul iiiu cumullcl
of Mr. Matthews in being connected with the
article, and for placing such n communication
in the hands of Brisbane, who is so notoriously
opposed to the South.
u loam from iho Chicago Tribune, that
UcnOTni Cass intends to rosign liis scat iu the
Senate of the United States, during the ensuing
winter. lie has Wen instructed by the
Legislature of Michigan to vote for the Wihnot
i roviso, and nslie believes it to bo unconstitu.
al, he will hold his seat until the question comes
uy, Hiiiitu 41 sjjwcu ngiMnsi it, ruui then resign.
If the Southern members would only net
in concert, and each vote against the Proviso,
flon Oa=?s' resignation would defeat it, Riving
the South a majority of one vote in the Senate.
Hut of thi.s there is 110 hope, for while we find
in Gen. Cass, an ally at the North, we have such
moil lis llnllion lTrtlloInn o.wl "ll--? -1
- 1 A.vu.,w.i illiu V'lliVIS lit UlU
South, rondj' to take the rudgel against lior interests.
Will anyone lungor doubt Qon. C'h.
soundness upon the question of the constitutional
power of Congress to restrict slavery in
the Territories! We will wait and seo.
A meeting was held in New York on the
? InVft " 1.. -at
- ...? vvunuciutivii ntu summon
of this country. It Is said that more than
twenty thousand persons were present, and
that tlioy were addressed from four different
stands in English, French, Italian and German*
Resolutions were passed expressing the deep
sympathy folt in tliis country in tfie issue of her
streggle for Independence, and urging the Cubinetat
Washington immediately to recognise
her Independence, which she has so nobly
maintained. There is no
next Congress would approve the act, and as
little that Hungary will bo unsuccessful,
though Russia may bring to the assistance cjf
Austria all her Cossacks and serfs.
TIIE TEMPERANCE BANNER.
This paper comes to us this week, changed
in form from flip <-in?v:~t. ?
w uiu ivruxjy WIIU.U WU
deem a decided improvement. In its present
form it is much more convenient for general
rending and reference, the mutter1 being on
four instead of eight pages. The alteration
gives some additional space-for reading matter,
and we have no doubt but will prove accepta"
blc to all its readers. The Banner is a neat
well conducted paper, published weekly at
Pennfleld, Oa., at one dollar per year and devoted
to the advancement of tho Tempomnce
We nro informed that Wilson Wallace
dropped dead in tlio utreeta of Anderson ou
lost Monday. He had been nftlictoil for years
with asthma, which caused his death.
POPULATION OF OREGON.
The ccusuB of thin Territory, taken l>y act
of Congress shows a population of 8,903, including
a)>ont 3000 forcikmnrrt. It i?
there is not more than K,600 voters.
ORDER FOR BAIL.
William Young, was by order a writ of
Haboa.s Corptw, ismicd by liis Honor Judgo
O'Neal, brought bofore him at ChicV? Springs
in flrAAntritlA 1 J?
? v.w..<u?iwiPiiNh uuugc grnnt (5(1
an order for hifl bail upon his entering into
bond in the sum of two thousand dollar*, with
two sureties each in the mim of one thousand,
with a condition attached that if Young doposited
with the Clerk of (ho Court two thousand
dollars in money, that he should bo liberated.
Oil llllirn/lnv Inat Ivi-n ?*
...v T. ^ 111UUUUI 1IUU
Jolin, the property of Airs. EL Stribliug, were
tried for harboring a runaway flave, Sarali.tlie
property of J. Cb (Jaiuhroll. TJ?e hlavo S?rnh
wan the principal whaeKH for the prosecution,
and proyed the chargo ugainst both the Bhivea.
Mr. W. W. ;8tribling, for tho dofo.jco, pro red
an alibi for the boy John, na ho was witli liim
nt preaching on tlte day. of tho alledged liar
bormp; ami conducting off. lie Jury rcturriod
Avcnlietof "guilty" ngninst llaiiimb, amino
quitt?Hl tbo boy.
rtn - - -
i ne iouowmg, wlneli we clip from ono of our
exchange pay?er.-t,wiU Mirro to explain to some
extent, the origin of the supposed expedition
ngrtiimt Cuba; and which induced the President
to niako the Proclamation on the subject, which
appeared rot long tuncc.
Largo bodies of men, it is said, have
been shipped from New Orleans, and
the leaders in tho enterprise are still actively
employed in enlisting others. We
have seen it stated that upwards of three
thousand persons have already been engaged;
and it is also said that the sum of
[ &2.r)0,000 lias been deposited in 3.fobilo.
I to further the objccts of the expedition.
I The Nov Orleans papers say nothing
| about this affair, though it is the great
topic of the day in that city, ns also other
cities ?9onth and If est. It was first
started by posting placards at the principal
resorts and corncrs of the streets.?
The object of this movement is not avow- !
cd. Everything is enveloped in mystery;
ana tnose whoso services have been engaged
arc bound to strict secrecy. Various
conjectures are afloat as to the object.
Some suppose that it is intended
for California, others for Cuba. Doubtless
the expedition is intended for California,
as indicated in the follow??.!/ letter 1
on the subject. Erected t0 r.uu published I
uio New York Tribune, by a Baltimore
correspondent of that paper. The twenty
young men spoken of, arc 110 doubt the
leacierp. cmouiu it turn o\it to be so, the
reported design of invading Cuba, which
called forth the Proclamation, would
seem only to have been a ruse to conceal
more effectually the trufi objoct of the
movement. ' ]
"I know that nearly n month since 11
movement was commenced in this city,
having in view the raising a small body
of men, for an object which hat been
Vent ;is secret as possible. A paragraph
first appeared in the afternoon rwitu?r
. . " "" I?
; stating that a proposition would be made
in .1 short time by advertisement, to take
out about twenty active and hearty
young men to California, each being
guarantied ,000 for his services for
twelve months, &c. Since that a young
officer who served in the voltigeur regiment
in Mexico, has, I nm informed on
the best authority, been cautiously and
silently obtaining tho rcauired number nf
men?none but the most reliable nnd
trust-worthy being nccepted, nnd severally
pledged to secrecy. The project as
I understand it, is io start with the avowed
object of passing through -Jfexican
territory to California, and thus obtain
admission into the country, armed and
prepared to act as the lenders may dictato,
I am assured that the scheme is
understood throughout the South and
West, and that it must prove successful.
This may appear to some like new-vampinrr
nn nld KhI T ? lC -
?0 ?. v.u uwij, uui m wuiu H,vu inu
names of the plotters in Baltimore, if
necessary, to show that there is truth in
Thk Address or the Free ?Um. Convention,
recently held at Rome, N. Y.,
has made its appearance. 1 It gives a history
of the efforts to reunite the Demi ni*ni
?n !.* Cli. ? a ? J
v>,?t.>v ptwi.j' in uuii/ oiiiw;, nna announces
their failure. It then calls upon thoFrcc
Soilers to send their best nud truest men
to the Utica Convention, to be held on
the 12th of next month, for tho nomination
of n State ticket. Itgsys: "We have
had referred to us a resolution recommending
you to unite on local tickets with
those who profess our principles as avowed
at Rome, without regard to the State
ticket. On mature i otlection wo advise
against such a course, unWs the regular
Democratic State tickot 4v also united."
fPU.. - J J *
iuu uuurcsH uosignaiea its opponents as
"the supporters of Gen. Cass, nil through.
Norfolk, Aug. 21st, 1849.
The U. 8. steamer Alleghany left the
xto.f.. v~_.l ..?t?j -a
*r.iu yustumiiy iiiicrnoon, Otl Her
secrct mission to the Gulf of Jlfcxico,
She was fitted forsea With great dispatch,
and seemingly with reference to active
service somewhere. Her magazines and
shot rooms were thoroughly replenished,
and additional officers attached to hor.
Passed 3/idshipmcn Truxton and Majran,
and 3d Assistant Engineer Wheeler, all of
whom were attached to the Vixen, (steamer,^
preparing^ for sea, hav been added
to lier list of officers. Oen'l Calvert Taylor,
who accompanied the Alleghany as
far as f/npe Hcnfy, informs me that she
made fine progress to sea, and though
net vuivvi ? ?mu crew were somownai ttisappoihted
nt thig last addenda to their
cruise, each felt that the govemmont reauircd
their services, and that it was their
uty to obey chocrfully.?Bttlt. Sun.
A Bold Rodberv.?On Saturday mom*
mg litsi. two irunM belonging to Mr. ?T.
A. Sadler's children, who were going to
Yorkville, 8. C? were taken between this
place and the river from the boot behind,
nnd rifled of a greater part of their contents.?Tho
trunks have since been found
near this place with a fo\\r of the articles'
left in them. This is the first time for a
long wliilc, tlmt so daring a robbery hnii
occurred in' our midst.?HorueCs If est,
Charlotte N. C.
Mi'imfcn.?Mr. Jesse Weatlierford,
who lived in this Village, was shot on
Afonday *iglit hist by a negro man named
Joe, belonging to Mrs. It. iJlalock, at her
plantation about 3 miles from this place.
The negro borrowed the gun and amunition
from a neighbor in the name of his
young master. But his real object, as
? r? ?1_ j; ' .....
uubi wuius utsuovereu, wns 10 Kill another
negro Weatherford nnd two others
went with the view of arresting him and
taking the gun from him. The party being
detached to await the approach of tlio
negro, Weathorford encountered him single
handed, which resulted in his death??
the whole load of the gun entering his
arm and breast near Ins heart.
Mr. Weatherford was a quiet, peaceable
man, and went in search of the negro
at the request of negro's owner. The
negro made his escape and is still at large,
General Taylor.?Gen. Taylor had
a serious attack at Buffalo, on the 28th
ult.; and on the 29th no Icps than five
a... ' -- '
I <?i>uuwiiag nuu sum irom ins physician
! to the Vice President touching his case.
Having recovered somewhat he was on
his way to Niagara. jWany papers arc
speculating on lib chanceR for life, and
some are oven hoping that the Vice President
will fill moue offices than the ono
he now has.
From nil Siinl) nnnwlnninl PrnoirlnrWa
The American Flao atFhankfort.?
On the 25th of July, the flag of the United
jS'tateo was displayed from tho balcony
of the American ambassador's house at
F rankfort, Germany, (Mr. Donelson,) with
the staff wrapped in crape, in mourning
for the death of the Ex-President. The
citizens did not at first know the meaning
of this, and often passed, wondering what
it could bo. Sonic to whom it wns ex
plained, thought the custom of thus honoring
tho memory of a deceased mW
very beautiful, before night the circum
stance was generally known in the town,
and the people flocked to sco the American
flag, the first time most of them had
probably ever seen it. Some of the younfjer
part of tho population gavo it throe
Salsify oh Vegetable Oyster.?Few
persons appreciate the value of this vegetable.
It is one of the easiest of cultivation.
Planted in the fall, it grows all winter,
and is precisely like a parsnip or carrot.
It can remain in the ground until
wanted for use. Those fond of oysters
should not bo without them. Pull the
roots when wnntrwl "on n"J
.. av* UUV| ?f UOtl (IliU
scrape tlio ontside; boil until tender, then
mash and add flour, and eggs enough to
make a batter?season with pepper and
salt, and fry in hot lard, and many a lor-,
er of good things, would believe he was
eating fried oysters.
A Question for Lawvbrs.?A hotel
at Quiticy, Illinois, owned by the State of
Illinois, was recently offered for sale, the
bidding to be by means of sealed propos*
als. Among other bids, ono company
offered six hundred and one dollars hi ah.
et than the highest bid; another fivo hundred
dollars more than ant/ body else /
The Governor decided in favor of the for.
mcr; but the latter, contending that their
bid was the highest and best, and taking
measures to contest the matter legally,
the Governor withholds tho deed of sale
until the proper tribunal decides o n tha
Takino a Siiowkr Bath.?Doctor?
"Well, hour did your wife manage tho
shower-bath, deacon ?"
Deacon?"$hc had real good luck,
Madame Moody told her how she managed.
She said she had a large oiled silk
cap, with a cape to it, like a ft remand, tliat
came all over het^glKwlders, and?'*
Doctor?"What ! Used*, an umbrella;
what i,he mischief^goodtdid the shower.
butih do her?"
Deacon?''She ^said she . felt hotter.
Her clothes wanli wet a mjW. She sot
under the umbrilly for halw an hour, till
nil the water had' trickled off and said
'twas cool and delightful,,and just likp a
lee tic shower in summer.. Then aho tppk
off her things^, and. rubbed herself dry After.
jM- >> .
A darkly'set Co cuk down $
very to^lTCTWjhis hxo flew back, %
tor some hme, with bat Jittlc .c^ A
stomWgtfnfcd mean ;>
Bh^ Q^. tetHing shattered ft i??g0" onlc
1<faj(r exctolmcd SaraJbo,,
'ffpocc you try 5dC
6n^c^-gUc^ you get your match;