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From tlifl Dutltinore Amarlctin.
Mexico, Texas, rind Uio United States
We find in thu Nashville llepublican of
the Oth inst., thu following correspondence
between Gov. Cannon of Tennessee, and the
President of the U. Stntcs.
Nashville, Aug. G.
Gen. Gaines Requisition. Wc delay the
nn i cniion of our paper to a inter hour than
usual for the purposo of laying before the
public tho documents with which we have
tli is morning been furnished by tho Governor.
From the letter of tho President it will bo
seen that tho patriotic and noble spirited Vol
unteers, many of whom are now on their
march to the placo ot rendezvous, are again
subjected to a sovcro una mormying uisap
War Department, May 4th, 1830.
Sir, Major Gen, Gaines, to whom tho
command of the western border ot Louisiana
has been assigned, has notified the Depart
incnt that he has called upon your Exccllcn
cy for a Brigade of militia, the whole, or as
f.l. - -Ll- . 1 ...
many oi mem as pracncaoie, 10 uo mounieu
I nm instructed by the President to re
quest your Excellency to call into tho ser
vice of the U. Statqs the number of militia
which have been or may bo required by
Gen. Gaines, to serve not less than three
months after their arrival ot their place of
rendezvous, unless sooner discharged.
Very respectfully, yourobed't scrv't,
His Excollcncy, N. Cannon, Gov. of Tcnn
ossee, Nushvillo, Tennessee
War Department. July 23th, 1836.
Sir, Major General Gaines has apprised
this Department that, ho made a requisition
upon your Excellency for a regiment of
mounted gun-men for the service of the U. S.
Copies of tho despatches received from
Gen. Gaines have been transmitted to the
President of the U. States, who will issue
such orders upon them as he may thin!; the
circumstances require. Meantiino 1 have
the honor to inform you that, in order to
prevent any inconvenience or delay, in the
event of tho confirmation of Gen. Gaines re
quisition by tho President, a disbursing offr
cer will be ordered to proceed to tho State
oi 1 enncsseo with the necessary funds.
Very respectfully, your obed't serv't,
C. A. Harris, Act'g Sec'y of War.
His Excellency, N. Cannon, Gov. of Tenn
essee, Nashville, Tenn.
The above letters from the War Depart
ment having been enclosed to the President
by tho Governoi, tho following was received
Hermitaoe, Aug. G, 183G.
Sir I have received your letter of tho
20 til nit. .mil tlin 4th inst nrrnmnnniiwl hit
the copies of communications which were
aaciressea io you on tno am oi May, ana
Q5th nf Jnlv. hv thn Hnrrrljirw nf lVr nrl
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also accompanied bv your Proclamation of
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uiu muui, iuuuuuu uu uiu ruiiuismnn maac
uy uen. Uaines, bearing date ol the 20lh
of Juno last. The documents referred to in
thu communication to you of tho 25th uii.
jfrom the. War Department, have not yet
pjcen received. The obligations of our trea
ty with Mexico, as well as tho general prin
ciples which govern our intercourse with
foreign powers, require us to maintain a
strict neutrality in the contest which now ag
itates a portion of that Republic. So long
as Mexico fulfils her duties to us as they are
defined by treaty, and violates none of the
rights which are secured to it by our citi
zens, any act on tho part of tho government
of tho U. States, which would tend to fostei
a spirit of resistance to tho government and
laws, whatever may be their character or
form, when administered within her own
limits and jurisdiction, would be unauthor
ised and highly improper. A scrupulous
sense of these obligations has prevented me
thus far from doing any thing which.can au
thorise the suspicion that our government is
unmindful of them, and I hope to bo equally
cautious and circumspect in all my future
conduct. It is in reference to these obliga
tions that the requisition of Gen. Gaines in
thu present instance must be considered, and
unless thero is a strong necessity for it, it
should not be sanctioned. Should this ne
cessity not bo manifested, when it is well
known that the disposition to befriend tho
Texians is a common feeling with tho citi
zens of the U. States, it is obvious that the
requisition may furnish a reason to Mexico
for supposing that the government of tho U,
States Inay bo induced, by inadequate cau
ses, to overstep tho lines of the neutrality
which it professes to maintain.
Before I left Washington, Gen. Gaines
intimated to the Department of War that
Rnmtl Illi1i.nlinna nf U ..... H ! J. I .1
wi IIU9UIIUV3 irum uiu Ami I"
nns on our Western frontier had been made,
and that, jf it becamo necessary, he would
malco a rail for tho militia. Ho had also
informed tho Department of his ill health,
and asked for a furlough to enable him to
visit tho white Sulphur Springs. I directed
tho Secretary of War to grant him the fur
lough, and to inform him of thu appointment
which had been made of tho 10,000 militia
under the recent volunteer net ; and if tho
emergency should ariso which would make
it necessary (o increasa the force under his
command, that a thousand volunteers in
Arkansas, and another in Missouri, raised
ngrecably to this act, would bo enrolled and
held ready for the service.
This force, aided by tho portions of tho
dragoon regiments that would be stationed
in that nuarter. and thoso nf tlin rmmlnr nr.
my already there, were deemed amply suffi
cient for the protection of the frontier near
to tho Indians referred to. Thero aro no
reasons set forth in tho requisition which the
General has since mado upon you, to justify
tho belief that tho force nbovo enumerated
will bo insufficient, and I cannot therefore
s inction it at tho present time. To sanction
that requisition for the reasons which ac
company it, would warrant tho belief that it
was dono to aid Texas, and not from n de
sire to prevent an infringement of our terri
torial or national rights.
I deeply. regret that the Tennesson Volun
teers whoso prowess and pitriotism are dis
played so promptly on all occasions that
thriMtfn the peacror fafvty of thir. 1ipovpi1
country, haro been called out on this occa
sion without proper consideration they can
for the present only be mustered into tho
service and discharged. If there nro funds
appropriated out of which they can bo paid,
an order to this effect will bo given.
The ten thousand volunteers authorized
under tho lato act of Congress aro intended
for ono year's service, and must bo employed
tu meet all necessary calls for the defence of
our frontier borders. Should there bo occa
sion for a greater number on the western
frontier, tho coll would be made on Ohio,
Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Thero is,
however, no information to justify the appro-
(tensions of hostilities, to uny serious extent,
from tho western Indians. Should a neces
sity arise, tho volunteer Brigndo from East
Tennessee will be ordered to the Western
frontier ns soon as their service can bo dis
ncused with whoro tlioy aro now employed
I would barely add further, (hat the au
thority given you by thu order of the 4th of
May having been satished by yielding to the
requisition of Gen. Gaines, n now authority
from the Department of War was necessary
to aiithorize you to comply with that ol the
28th June. The Government of tho U.S.
having adopted in regard to Mexico and
Texas the same rule of neutrality which had
been observed in all similat cases belorc, it
was not to have been expected that Gcnoral
Gaines should have based this requisition for
additional milunry .force on reasons plainly
inconsistent with the obligations of that rule.
Should Mexico insult our national flag,
invade our territory, or interrupt our citizens
in the lawful pursuits which arc guaranteed
to them by the treaty, then tho government
will promptly repel the insult, and take
speedy reparation for tho injury. But it
does not seem that offences of this character
have been committed by Mexico, or were
behoved to have been by Gen. Gaines.
I am very respectfully,
your obedient servant,
His Excellency, N. Cannon, Gov. of Tcnn.
P. S. Eeforo closing this letter, the doa
uments referred to by tho acting Secretary
of War as having been transmitted to me,
have been received. A. J.
Wo received yesterday, by mail, from N
Orleans, tho following intelligence. It is a
striking proof ol the nnptiissnnce of Mexico.
Alter all her threats and preparations, it is
come to this, that the port of Matamoras,
which must bo thu point dappiti (or all
Mexican operations against Texas, is block
aded by three little Texan schooners. Tho
Correa Secundo, which, with El Vencedor
i imwiw, luiiuvu tut; u uuiu mi'AiciMi unvj,
is lost, it will be seen, and from other sour
ces we learn, that El Vencedor, on getting
back to Vera Cruz, after her first short trip,
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was declared by ner commander unlit to
withstand tho shock of her battery. Hor
guns could not bo fired twice, so dispropor
tionate was the size of tho vessel to tho cali
bre of her guns, and she so old withal. She
was formerly tho brig Paragon, of this port.
New Orleans, Aug. 3 Noon.
By the arrival of the schr. Independence.
Commodore Hawkins, from Toxas. we learn
that the Port of Matamoras is blockaded by
thu Texan vessels of war Brutus, Invincible.
Tho Mexican vessel of war Correo Se
cundo, which sailed from Matamoras to Ve
ra Cruz for troops, was lost near Vera Cruz.
and all hands perished, except Cant. Thomp
son and two marines. A forced loan was
collected at Matamoras, nnd tho American
Consul obliged to contribute. Another loan
was threatened when my informant left.
The schooner Creole arrived last nisrht
from Tampico, whence she sailed on thu
2Gth ult. Among tho passengers on board
is the American Consul. Every thinrr is
quiet at Tampico : n sincle point attracted
the public attention ; it was the expedition
against Texa3, talked of by the whole peo
ple. iv. x. tjour. y unq.
From New-Orleans nnd Texas,
Thu TCmv OrliMins Tnnrnnlo in Annual K
havi! hinn rori'ivnit. hrinmnrf wi flinm tlm
official Proclamation of the fact soma days
ago received, that the port of Metamoras,
comprising the mouth of the Rio Grande, &
thu Brazos Santiago is in a state of blockado
by Texan armed vessels. The decreo was
to tako effect the eleventh of August, upon
all vessels coming from ports north of tho
Gulf of Mexico, and Oth Sent, unon vessels
from Europe. Tho Now Orleans Courier
complains of this movement as greatly af
fecting the trado of Now Orleans, and be-
Moves lhnt tbn hlnrlrnilii wr nn iimn.bnnii'1.
edged power, violates tho luws of nations.
The Brutus, the Terrible and thu Invincible
aro tho names of the vessels of the blocka
The Texan nrmv I Julv R0 wns nt ViV.
toria upon tho river Guadaloiipe. Tho ar
my is 2000 strong. The Texan forces in
all, is said to amdunt to about 4500 men. &
were daily augmenting. Gen. Husk had
been almost unanimously voted to continue
in command of thu Texan army, until tho re
turn of Gen. Houston, who was very popu
lar among tho troops, nnd the people in gen
eral. As to Lamar ho had fallen entirely
in thu shade, so faros commander in chief is
Tho New Orleans Beo says that, "Wo
uru iirm in our ueiier mat no movements
will take place before tho latter part of Sop-
tnmhnr nr llin first rtf Dtlnl... 'Pi... nni:,r
cal aspect of Texas will probably be changed
on tho first Monday in September, when an
election for Senators and Representatives
will tako place. Congress will meet on the
third Monday in October, when it is propos
ed to invest the members with conventional
powers for tho purposo of amending tho
Constitution. Gen. Stephen F. Austin is a
candidate for thn ProslrlMniinl Minir r
T, Archer having declined; but ho will' bo
voiuu lur us oenawr. Austin will probably
Tho Mexicans have boasted that they
could raiso 16,000 men logo against tho
'IVxnna. nnd thnv nm i.nlien'nn- irnnno .. V
ra Cruz nnd else,where. About 4000 Mex
icans were nt Metamoras, the principal porr
tlon nf ivhnm find nnrvoil nrminti 'P.,.,
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rxprMpd their unwilliiij-nees to wgn in
another campaign, as tho disastrous results
of tho last were still fresh on their minds
much sickness prevailed amongst them, and
a number ofdeaths had been tho result.
Grand River Indians. Tho Missouri
Republican contains an account of thu late
Indian butcheries committed in Missouri.
Col. Kearney of the dragoons despatched an
officer (Captnin Duncan) to inquiro into the
u lid i r, a ml in his account, as communicated
to the Executive ho states :
"Tho party of Pottowatamies woro cmi
crrantsfrom Skunk river on tho Mississippi,
where they spent the last winter with their
lamiiics, io loin iuosu ui inuu iiuuun iuv on
the onnosito side of thu Mississippi river, and
that the fivu"cngagcd in the affair were out
ns a hunting party, lor tho purpose ot lulling
provisions for thu uso of their families ; that
on tho preceding evening they were visited
by five white men, who came to their camp
with whiskey lor sale, but that tney relused
either to purchase or be treated with it. A
bout daylight in tbo morning on which the
transaction took place, they discovered that
eight of their horses were missing, and saw,
by the signs that they had been stolen, and
presumed that they Iwd been taken by the
Sacs and I'oxes, unu took thu trail immedi
ately in pursuit of them. After travelling
six or eight miles they discovered a snlOku
in n thicket, where thny found their hprfS
in possession of the same whito men who
hnd been with them tho previous evening,
when a Sac, who hud a Pottowalamio wife,
and who was living wall the nation, stepped
up to thu white men nnd claimed thu horses;
this ho had scarcely done when he was shot
by one of tho white men, when ho raised his
gun nnd shot also. Another whito man
then shot a Potlowatamie through the folds
of a silk handkerchief ho had nround his
head so as to cut the skin, by which ho was
so stunned as to fall, when otic of his com
panions, supposing that ho had been killed
also, shot tho man who bad killed him, when
the remaining three ran olT and left tho In
dians in possession of thu horses they had
taken from thorn, thu ropes and bridles with
which they had been confined, and n gun
belonging to ono of the men who had been
killed. Tho ropes nnu gun they have giv
en up to Major Davis their agent."
rnoai the south.
Savannah, Aug. Gib.
Another Battle A Brilliant $ Gal
lant Action. Yesterday afternoon an ex
press arrived in town with intelligence that
a battle had taken place in the morning at G
o'clock, at Ridoeley's Mills, near tho mouth
of Black Creek, between n detachment of
U. S, troops, 15 in number, under commnnd
of Lt Herbert, and a party of 25 Indians.
Lt. Herbert left here on Wednesday last,
to escort 40 led horses to Garey's Ferry,
and reached that placo in safety next day.
He was returning tn tho steamboat Jbssay-
ons to Picolata. When thn boat arrived op
posite tho mill, ho landed in a small boat
with nino of his man, with a view of going
to Mr Travers' plantation; whose house had
been burned tho day previous, and making
an examination. On landing he discovered
fresh moccasin tracks, and took up the pur
suit. He soon fell in with a party of Queen
or twenty Indians, whom ho immediately
attacked. Ho was joined by the remainder
of his company ns speedily as possible, and
at thu same time tho enemy was reinforced
by 25 moro warriors. Tho Indians made
two attempts to turn the flanks of Lt. Her
bert, but wcro gallantly beaten back ; and
after nn action of 1 hour atid 20 minutes,
tho enemy wcro driven into a hammock,
Irom which they did not show themselves
until the detachment had retired on board
the steamboat and was under way, when
they camo to the river bank and fired upon
tho boat. Alter driving them into the ham
mock, nnd tho ammunition being nearly ex
hausted, Lt. Herbert, from thu superior force
and position of the enemy, did not think it
prudent to follow them.
Five of his men were wounded none of
them dangerously. It is thought that six of
tho enemy were killed and wounded, os they
were seen to ran, ana a negro, who acted as
mi win nnd tihr iinrlitrctsinfT trtnmm
fio heard them repeatedly call during the
nction for men to carry oft their wounded.
uoi. vrano of thu army, commanding the
regular troops in East Florida, upon recei
ving tho intelligence here, ordered Captain
Dummett's company of mounted volunteers.
and Lt. Irvin's compnny of mounted U. S.
troops to Picolata, whoro they probably
crossed the St. John's last night, and it is
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uujiuu im-y win uu uuiu iu mil in wiiu mis
band of Indians, who, it is supposed havo
been lurking in the vicinity of Black Creek
for some days.
Lt. Col. Crane, U. S. A. has arrived, and
assumed tho command of tho post at St. Au
Key West, July 28.
"'PIlP fYnpr1!t,nn liriflor ilia tnmmnrwl f
Lt. Lcib, of ship Concord, in tho U.'Stales
iiuuouui, ouiii. uiuiiu, viipium Armstrong,
arrived hero yesterday from Cape Florida.
ml 1..! .1 -i -l i '
i nuy urnij; iu nuws oi lire on ruing Ol Capo
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by Indians, on tho night of the 24th inst.
A man named W. B. Thompson, was left
in charge by tho keeper, assisted by nn old
nnnA . r .1... I . i ...
"b"1 uiuii. ju uiu upproacn or me Indi
ans, (supposed about 40) they retired to thu
Light, alter being fired at, and ascended to
the top, closing tho door. Thu Indians then
fired tho door, which very soon communica
ted to the steps.
Tho heat ascending, obliged Thompson
and the negro to go outsido nnd lie down on
the deck or ton nf tlin T.inlit ,l,.r,v ...i.:.i.
tho heat increased and commenced molting
tho glass in the windows; to gain n little,
i.ivj jiuohuu ujcinseives towards thu eave
drops of tho deck, when thu negro was im-
iiiuuiuiviv niiieu, iivu uaus passing through
him: Thompson nut bis fnm nn, .i
few moments had three balls in ithe had
rt keg of powder with him ; fearing it would
blow up ho throw it down the steps, which
immediately blow them up; by which acci
dent ins life was saved.
Tho Indians not willing to givo him up,
tried for a long timo to ascend by tho light
ning rod, nnd did ascend about 30 feet.
Vnn tl.i.ir nn.n it .... 1111.. X. .. . '
....... j j;,,,,, h i no ftiouo, was nt
anchor about nine miles to the west of the
Cape, when they observed wc ru uuom
eight o'clock m'niffh Tho next day they
i...t,l i,,, i fnnntl ilm Indians wcro cone.
They however rctufned Thompson's boat
and a canoe, on uuaiu ui muni "' V, ,
part of a hog, which hod been ninca oiu s
low hours. Thompson, it is said, will re
MOB AT CINCINNATI.
The Cincinnati Whig contains tho foll6w
ing account of a disgraceful scene and out
rnso committed in that city on tho 30th ult.
Tho object of the mob was to destroy tho
materials of an abolition print in that city,
and it is probable Mr. Birnoy would have
fared badly if ho had fallen into their hands,
while they wcro in a state of demoniac ex
About nine o'clock on Saturday evening,
tiPtn-npti fnnr nnd five thousand people (as is
supposed) had assembled round tho pub
lication omen oi me Aooimon paper, i-uhi-u
by James G. Birnuy, & printed by A. i'ugh,
at tho northeast corner of Main and Seventh
streets. In a few moments ttie types nna
nrintinir materia 8 of that establishment were
seen dashing out of tho windows into the
street, amid tho cheers of the immense mass
of pcoplu below. In n very short time, tho
windows oi tno uunuing, unu every imiiij m
the office was completely demolished, and
strawed about tho streets. Tho printing
press was broken to pieces, and tho largest
piece drugged through several streets, and
then thrown into the river. Thus far eve
ry thing was dono in tho most systematic
manner, and was taciuy counienanccu ov a
very largo number of our most respectable
citizens. At this juncture, However, me
names of Birncy, Donaldson, Colby, &c. (all
eadinrr abolitionists) were shouted by nu
merous voices nnd immediately three or four
hundred of the mob rushed to Birncy's
dwell inc. The mob were well provided
with tar nnd feathers. On arriving at Bir-
nev s houso, the abolition editor was deman
ded: his son a youth of sixteen, came to tho
door, and assured the multitudo that his fa
ther was not at home. It was soon satisfac
torily ascertained that he had left the city
for Hillsborough several hours previously.
Tho mob then directed their course to the
house of one of the Donaldsons, (the other
res id i tin in the country) and demanded him
to bo delivered up to them. Somo ladies
came to tho door, and pledged their word
that Donaldson was not at home, and assur
ed the multitude that no ono but ladies were
in the houso. Tho mob immediately depart
ed in search of, but did not succeed in finding
hun. It was alter wards ascertained that be
had fled from the bouse a few minutes be
fore the arrival of the mob, and had escaped
through an alloy or retitcd street, to somo
Tho erv of 'Church Allov" was now ro-
soundod through tho mob. This is a place
where a quantity of black and white men &
womon, of infarnous character residu, hud
dled promiscuously together in fivo or six
small buildings. In a few minutes, the in
mates of these wretched brothels were turn
ed into the streets, and thu windows of tho
buildings, nnd every nrticlc which thu buil
dings contained destroyed and scattured to
the four winds of heaven.
Here, by the peaceable interference of sev
eral citizens, tbo progress of tho mob was
arrested, (as was supposed finally) every
ooay, apparently, promising to disperse and
An hour or two afterwards, two or three
hundred again collected toerethcr. and demo
lished the windows and all the furniture of
six or seven negro houses of bad character
on and near the corner of Columbia and
Elm streets, in the part ol tho town common
ly called tho swamp. In tho course of this
attack, a gun was fired from a window of
one of the houses, and a young man by the
name of Kinscy, was severely shot in thu
hip and leg with largu sized pigeon shot.
The wound wo believe is not considered
very dangerous, though ho was perforated
with twenty odd shot.
Tho mob having accomplished all they
intended finally dispersed nbout three o'clock
on Sunday morning.
Lynch i n o. Disgraceful A fair. Tht
w - W -
Donaldsonvillc Advocate publishes the fol
lowing account ;
JnDOK LvN'RII. This nmninrlnf nmn!.
present nersonafru nrrivprl in this villnn.. nn
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the 9th inst.; somo say he came in the steam-
oiuinuiu, Diners oy way ol ttia moon,
slidinrr down on
truth is not known. He inflicted corporal
iiuuiBiiiiiuni on a winie man, (name un
known) by the application of n brisk horse
whip twenty-fivo times across his naked
fmnt frr lini.inrw .1 let . . ? .
.w. uuii,ij uiaiuiuvu uiu iiiiuerio quiet
villaFO of Donnlrfsnnvilln tiu nnlnhmtln,. :
ij - ......... Vj wv .wwif.Hiig, ill
connection with l urn nr ih
poisons, tho massacre of tho whiles on the
iDlnnrtnTSl Ilnmlnr.. . I .
u uuiiiiiiu i unu mr ruiusing anu
insultincr the nrnnrr ntitlinritina llltm.1 ll.n.
demanded llllll and llin inmnine nf ii. l,.. .
to disporso.os tho neighbors found it impos
sible to sleep, from the noise occasioned by
tho firing of pistols, crackeis, &o. This
iiiipiiciivu m udoui two o'clock in tho morn
ing. Also, on the
- ,, lit uuuut 1UUU
o clock, the Judge held his court back of tho
Otnl U. 1 A
oiuiu nuuse, nnu condemned u Iree colored
man, named Alphonso alias Francis Cuiscr-
8r Is fr0iln Stl Domin0' nnd ho instigator
onho celebration, to receive 50 stripes. Tho
suid Alphonso seized and violently pushed
from off tho door steps of tho house in which
tho celebration wns held, tho mayor of tho
corporation, because he demanded tho peace,
which enraged tho citizens against the de
linqucnt to a considerable extent, and induc
ed them, in connection with tho named in
cendiary celebration, to punish him and his
accomplice as abovo. Tho white man was
ordered to quit tho town within twenty.four
hours, nnd tho colored man, in consideration
ui ins nroncni'. winch i. :. i 1.1
prdered to leavo tho parish in thirty days.
It is said that n Mr. "VVilliams of Baton
Kongo has mado a donation of $10,000 in
aid of tho cause of Texas.
From the Boston Mercantile Journal
fCJ-Wo copy tho following appalling
statement of facts from the N. Y. Gazctto
of Wednesday. It can hardly bo believed
that a family so depraved, so reckless and
hardened in iniquity, exists. But tno nc
count which follows only corroborates ccr
tain ciucumstanees, to which publicity was
given ot tho timo when young Whitakcr, by
tho awful crime of suicide, saved himself
from the gallows
The Whitahers. Tho tragedy which hap
pened last spring in New Orleans, is proba
bly fresh in the minds of our readers, but
tho particulars attendant on it which wo give
bolow. havo never been published, probably
for tho substantial reason that tho lives of
tho editors of that city hod they published
them, might have been tho forfeit.
Tho Whitaker family, noted desperadoes,
rc3ido at n considerable distanco Irom INcw
Orleans, on tho Mississippi, nnd are the ter
ror of that pari of the country. Young
Whitakcr, the convict and suicide, is said to
have been obnoxious to thu censure of his
brothers, on account of his timidity, although
ho had committed nt least onu murder pre
vious to that of which ho had been convic
ted. The latter was perpetrated in a bar
room, on the person of tho keeper, becauso
he did not wait on him quick enough Whit
aker drew his knife, and stabbed him to tbo
He was arrested, tried, convicted, nnd
sentenced to death. The family consisting
of tho father, mother, two brothers and a
sister, repaired to Now Orleans with tho
determination of effecting his rescue, or put
ting him to death with their own hands.
Our informant states that the elder brother
told him that ho paid the kcopor of tho pris
on 86,000 to bo instrumental in his libera
tion. It is true that ho sawed off the bars
of his prison window, and was in the act of
running oil, when hu was retaken and car
ried back to jail, whero ho was more closely
confined than before. The day of execution
drawing near, and little chance being left
that hu would gain his freedom, hi.i family
determined that the gibbet should loso its
victim. They therefore furnished him with
laudanum, which was either not taken by
him or failed in its intpnded effect. He was
afterwards visited by ono of tho family, who
put into his hands a knife of peculiar con
struction, (a pattern of which wc have seen)
such as uru carried by tho assassins of that
portion of the country, with an injunction to
use it on himself and the wholo family
have been seen on their knees at prayer, in
voking God that ho might not die a cow
ard. A short time previous to the day on which
ho was ordurcd to bo hanged, he made two
attempts on his left breast, with tho instru
ment given him but his courage failed. He
was goaded on to the latal deed by bis broth
or, and ho plunged it between his ribs seven
inches in depth, perforating his heart This
knife, covered with blood, it now held by
his family as a trophy of honor. The body
was delivered up to the family, taken homo
and buried with military honors.
To show tho utter recklessness of this
horrible crew they havo sworn that the Gov
ernor, who refused to pardon him, the jailor
who confined, and thu judge who sentenced
him, shall die by their hands and even tho
sister declares that if these deeds aro delay-
eu, bub win train ner nine uoys up lor too
purpose of putting them to death. This
fiendish woman had armed herself for the
purpose of assassinating her brother on the
way to execution, had hu failed himself to
perform tho deed.
But tho wholu of tho story is not told.
The family immediately on henrin? of the
death of the young man, employed a gentle
man oi mis cuy to take a cast ot his face in
cement, and procure a bust to be made from
it. fho cast was taken while the body
was yet warm, and a young man who ac
companied him, executed tho bust, which
was considered an admirable likeness for
which they agreed to pay him a hundred
and ten dollars. Afier repeated applications
for the money, which was not paid, the fam
ily having returned home, he left tho city,
repaired io their residence nnd demanded
the amount promised him. The elder broth
er bado him bo off, or he would kill him,
and drew his knife, but his purpose was
prevented by the interposition of his mother.
I'ho young man mounted his horse, nnd
was returning to New Orleans, but was in
tercepted next evening on tho road by two
of tho Whitakcrs, painted and disguised.
They first insulted him by asking him who
ho was, whence he came, &c. ; but he, know
in? their obicct. drew n nistnl nn,l i,nr nnn
of them dead on tho spot. Ho fled, soon af
ter, ubandoncd his horse, nnd took to tho
woods, whero he secreted himself during
the day, and travelled by night. An hour
or two before his nrrival at New Orleans,
; ; ftJ been preceded by tho remaining
r miuKi-i umi niiuuier person, wno inquired
for him at his lodrrinos. Mis Innillnrn
y informed him of the fact, placed him on
board n ship bound to Mobile, at which
placo ho arrived in safety.
Painful Arnmww r.
ed to stoto, that n severo accident befel our
fellaw.eil!zin Pti T-l cl.An.i. n i
.. . lAl .jvuc,,,.,,, jeq. anu
Inrltf m. O. .. .A . .
which had well nigh deprived tho latter
hi.r Nf.. M- 1 II oi i
ding in n light buggy waggon, on tho road
lrnmnn rinm tli.. H:ll . .1. ' n t .
... ii.u. int. unu itirx n nn i. ..n..
W . iungu 10 1110 1'ISnKIII
Mountain. In descendintrn small hill, ilm
fastening of one of tho shnfts gave way,
Which Cniiaml tlin linrm In el.... .M
. ..... ,,ul uvl w oiuii Diuu-wtiya
from thn tmntr tv-ith o..,i.l..
: ........ .,,,. uuvii euuui-iiuuda as 10
throw MrSchenck from his sent prostrato
upon tho ground. Tho horse, gay and spir-
o u " upun mo run -ivir
S. holding on upon tho lines until ho wns
, , j u.u"br maggeu upon tho ground
Mni inn thn Imn. . . ,
-....v.. man ijiiYu way. Mrs. o. Cl
to tho wnonn until it ...no i,--i 1
then drawn hu hor 7.i ...v.!.u 1
tangled in the brokon vohiole, nt full speed,
... imauLg ui jUui or 11 vo iiuiul xcq yo rds,
until tho animal wns altogether disengaged
from tho wreck. Mrs. S. wns then taken
lip, terribly cut nnd bruised, but, providen
tially, not a bone broke,). Letters from Mat-
teawan of yesterday, 8ay thMTT
as well as can bo exnrptnn t... . eH.
nfr rrreal nmn. nml ! .. 'Ww
herself, 'i'ho accident Zrl ' S.
mon severity : and cnni,t.,.:. .0 b
:....t.:.i. j .7 'S ms ....
Mrs. S. was dragged witl nl " .
. M4IUSI Ik.
life was preserved. Jv. y. Con j
Nnw York Police Orrti.
o d - mi 11 iinm... .1
ni. '....1 :.. .1 """""H-h
relative to a female whn unir'"",
tin! in tlin Rlrnnt nn VrlA 1 . ".m
mnn's ninths. Tim . 1 "
t if. . , ne
iii'iauu iiiiiig uui iu nft men foi.. '
. i.l.l i.r ' "1 1:
nlt.nn nt n fiirthn. n n .1 " '.R
....V..VV. v.. u ..... mi ulm more en,...f
Hisrnvnrv hnvinir tinnn ,
hn.r. I )n Hntnrrinv mnml... j
cd woman called at tho Police c&
asked to sco James Walker, (ihe.
which the female called hi.rc.tf i i
sect was discovered! whn i""1
i mi.:. u,?.M'na
... ub iniormMj
W.MWW.W.T .....Mil ..MM 1IUUI1 ITlftrlA ..I
...... n i..i i . .
nnrm ,ln In it ,L ' "'I
UI llllttl.ll HI OfcU UIU pClfiUn lp QUfKf
,1'nnt nu'nv In rnnr.ni. . . .
rence, jamcs or ramcr Jane w!t
again brought before the magm
uiiui-i mm uuuim.1 tilHIIinatlOn n t
sno siaicu inacsiic wasanatireof
pool, that her real name is GenrM
Wil son, and that George is a narnecoii
ly given to females in England,
ner parents uicu wnen sne w .....
unu mm iv nun auc was iweive VMn.'i
nn..,nn, nf h-!n ill.... ."'
kUlULUULULli UI ULII1I' 1111 ra11 tail 1 .
mi nus, unu inn u way irora locm, M
boy's clothes, and made bcr warm's..,
rnc not ve niaco oi ner narnnu in
urn veu mere sne went 10 work in r
..mi i t- i
in ii until sne naa nearly arrired n
.nA t. .... ..:.i . i
mings, wim wnom sue setsii fcrD,
, t i ..
iu uuya uiut ineir marriage. A lei
niter ner marriage she imparted itt
of her sex to her wife: but noiwi,
this the two lemales have lived lomle
.L .. . ' -
, . ....... u..,u, uuuui! WEB
appears mev uxperiencea a meat .,
lonune, out Kept tno secret of the bi
- ii . .. . .
sex so wen mai it never be oreim
fnthir. tvhn hn rninpf1 fnr -
. I i .L f ..1.
iucm. as mc orsi account which tij
man gave of herself nppears tobetls,
uianu iu a cciuiin client, ovine ca
ing called to scu her on Saturdsj, d
: .1 i i ji . .
iiJIT lUQl ner iiusnnnn g SPI was t.wrm
KMi l i
im nr1 Jn.n ...klU .1 l . I . J t .
mnilPr nilOfToihrr art Irnnrrfinurt t
inquired into. N York paper.
T 11 M?
Air Mams. Hrpaident oi the Lanlon
Utiio. was robhed of 18.0DO. ftlthf
invcrn, mis morninc, dv a vinaia
rascal naa hern twn dnvs M tne harw
t:i ii. if 1 1 1 1 ii rria Hrnvru vr rrujv. iu
1 J 1 . I J iri i" .1.
paiu, nua nis uaggngc cemna nicu
? 1 1 I I . . 1 I J L
, . - i
utes frnm his tnnm. Thi disroTHl
. i i i r
him. f.Ifirlr i n wt bnntrn robbft
rnmni;A.H l i i r..M iki
4 o elotfc I3. M. The fe ov WDQ
inn I'rfir1nt nt thn I anlnn Kink nil
lli(l iwc v.lij' u iiiuii v
itmm hum tu uuv it iiuiai', uv
m.aj ia i (.uu . uiivuillllliSllLU nti"t
vniaiii uiu uii u ut'iiur iulu.
in features and muscle. He wasoi
n tj ir wUr PnhVn hart
av 10 iuv uuuLi VAuumwuwM "'
Slade. Con Alb. Eve. Jour.
llLHAKhllll.l-. UCCUKREAVk "
Mny Ul KlIIUUlIU'll 11UU Hil l W yw- -
mnrr mn-uiinw 'ri,n hnnro tipii lii
mo wines ol merriment ana 5oS'
joke nml the story the old talcf""
lution, and the nreat men of the day.
round in ouicl; nm hn mnt succr
aome told now Washincton iookcu
stood unon tho fie d of Voiktown, :
nmin inn (mnirnni hnti n inn rru
COlintrv nCA in trmmnh IHherS W
iriiciuii runt nnn ii ins inif uivv-
niv ik u ii. a. j, hu uuur wmiu iu,--
tnent presutcd with the mianigi
i iionvuoara. l Here were hyui"-i,
wno werp nisnnminiipd lor ihkii .
. " . " r..f
nctcr3. Their rnso from the table,
i ri i , . .'in . rt . n i.ni..nn n nil ui.iiiii). '
a . n"i. .
endenvnrtfl tn i'nti.rrirpnssured lbcn
they were loaded. Tho voung e
ThPV nr.nl,l nn,l Rr,A ;n were
lSlierl hut thn hnl "hn tiartlCS v-
Selves Inlnn nnliri.lv. nhnrl;. HO"'1"
- ...w - i . ....
ouiuiiD turieu io uic cuiiiuy, r
in inn il it.no fniin.1 iltnt tlin balls 1
........ I ii r- . ih. tinri tl"
uiifu mo wan. uown sai m y ,
fi nn i no nvnf XXv and "J
tiatnrl nfT tn hH Thrni hnd rtur ,
nn Mm... a........ A . . M ii.a f.nuiiL'
, . -i mra '
had oxphnntTpd thn hnt callCu W"
Utter honor nnd snrnrise. told tberp "
.l.i if. i jiA i -.7.. I lint W l.
wi aitv utiuuzin iic vvuu LI
f..l ...U...- .1. .T.-it t.-.i thrOtlC1'
ii miciu uic uii n nun uucotu -
1 . . . I . ..nt (0
An express was immediately y
niva lor a niiysician, uui uviuix .-
i. . i i .a nrf!'
mv, wie vvounucu man "'