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Frederick county is one of the strong holds
of the democratic party iu Virginia, and has
as great weight in her councils as any other
district. v
The Sub-treasury scheme, in this election,
was distinctly presented to the people, nnd
they have in the very first instance given it
their decided and unequivocal condemnation.
Mr. Clark was tho regularly avowed can
didate of the Sub-treasury party, and Mr.
Sherrard, who has received the handsome
in joritv of 255 votes, and who has long
been known as a decided democrat of the old
Virginia school, was the candidate of the
conservative party, as those have been railed
who are opposed to the Sub-treasury and an
exclusive metallic currency.
This is one index which our democratic
friends may rely upon, aa pointing unerringly
to the course of the state.
We are happy to receive evidences from
various quarters of Virginia, assuring us, that
the high position of her lending Senator will
be triumphantly sustained.
Our first page contains the proceedings of a
large meeting held at Charlottesville, at which
a series of sterling resolutions were passed,
and the course of Messrs. Hives and Garland
at the late session were approved. We un
derstand that Gen. Gordon, formerly Whig
member of Congress, from that district, was
present at the meeting, and claimed to be the
author of the Sub-treasury sc heme and a sup
porter of the Administration. The senti
ments of the meeting were decidedly against
him, and opposed to his scheme.
We learn from Mr. Mason's district that,
that gentleman will also be fully sustained by
his constituents. Taking together all the in
formation wo glean from various quarters,
and the recent triumphant election of Mr.
Sherrard (Conservative) in Frederick coun
ty, we feel quite confident in assuring our
.friends that old V irginia is sound, and that
whenever an opportunity is presented, she
will show to the world that Mr. Rives is sus
tained at home.
We know not in what terms to speak of
the triumphant position in which this gentle
man stands before the country.
Amidst the taunts and jeers of the ultraists,
the threats of the Globe, the indifference and
ambiguous givings out of the Albany Argus,
and the revilings of that prince of destruc
tives the N. Y. Evening Post, Mr. Tallmadgc
stood manfully up and forewarned the admi
nistration of the very results which has now
overwhelmed them with defeat and shame.
In the Senate and out of the Senate, in public
and in private, he went forth as a beacon
light to the administration, imbued with the
spirit of prophecy, and foretold and fore
warned them, that, if they persisted in encou
raging the ultraists, and in urging the Suh
Treusury scheme, they would annihilate jhe
party, that brought them into power. How
signally has his prophecy been fulfilled ! The
country is saved?bat where is the party ??
in New York, for which Mr. Tallmadge
pleaded, it seems to be almost exterminated.
The course he took, with those who had the
independence to act with him, will be in all
future time a source of pride and gratulation.
Of the members of the House there was
but one from New York, Hon. J. C. Clark,
who voted to lay the Sub-Treasury bill on
the table. He did not believe his constitu
ents were prepared for it. How abundantly
arc his convictions confirmed! He will now
bo cheered by the reflection, that (though to
no purpose) his best energies were devoted
to avert the evils impending over the Admi
nistration. One of our cotemporaries, at least,
perhaps two, may read in the chapter he has
furnished to the world, the agency they may
boast in producing this revolution.
Commenced a series of letters in our last
addressed to the President of the United
The present letter answers fully the chargo
that he represented " interests antagonist to
those of the Treasury Department," and will
richly repay aq attentive perusal.
The next article will review and explain
tho history of the financial transactions of the
last few years between tho Treasury and the
Deposite Banks, and furnish an ample* reply
to the allegations that the banks have been
guilty of " perfidy and treachery."
In giving publicity to these letters, we feel
that we are aiding in illustrating a portion of
our history, which will always be memorable
in the annals of our country. We allude to
the suspension of specie payments by the
banks in May last, and the universal disorder
of monetary affairs. Tho peculiar relation
which Mr. Whitney bore to the banks, and
the Treasury Department throughout the his
tory of the Deposite system, has given him
power to enlighten the country upon that sub
ject, such as we believe no other gentleman
possesses. He deals however with recorded
facts, and enters in no degree into that field
which is properly shut from the world by the
shield ol private confidence. The subject is
treated with commendable moderation, but
with irresistible strength. We take the oc
c asion to add that, the developments he makes,
will reduuuJ, we are conSdent, in the highest
degree, to Lin owu honor and credit, before
the country.
The columns of the Madisonian are open
to any gentleman who thinks proper to reply,
over the signature of his namo.
A second letter from the Hon. F. O. J.
Smith, Member of Congress, from Maine,
will be found in our colnuuia, commencing on
the first page. A majority of the people of
Maine, we have no doubt will sustain the sen
timents ol Mr. Smith, and we are happy to
enrol so able a reasoner amongst those who
sustain the views, it has fallen to our lot, hum
bly to advocate.
We perceive that the Eastern Argus, dis
sents from his positions, without however at
tempting to refute them.
During the discussion of the last session of
Congress on the Sub-treasury scheme, a cer
tain distinguished leader in the Senate, is
said to have remarked in reference to this
subject, 11 It may lose us a few captains, but
we shall gain battalions oj rank and file."
How singularly has this oracle been ful
filled, in the onslaught! The Loco Focos
have indeed gained 44 rank and file but the
" ra?k" is sky-high! and the "file" they are
Casaio, I love thee,
Bui never more be " oracle" of mine.
I3r The position of the banks is spoken of as
illegal. As specie is the only lawful tender
in payment of debts, are not all who have any
debts to pay, liable to the same charge ??
Scarcely a payment is made among the peo
ple in specie. According to this reasoning,
then, the position of every individual in the
community is illegal?an imputation, how
ever, which the people seem little disposed
to tolerate.
We wonder that any body should ever have been ao
alack baked, as to have inetamorposed John lUndolph'a
cutting jibe of " dob facea" into " dough" faces ! Why,
any old hen would know the difference. A dok is a
very timid animal,?and the orator of Roanoke was
characterising timid politicians; hut pray whit la
"dough" afraid of! not even Zantippe herself! who
hen-peckcd her husband, as an old hen would peck
dough. We hope nobody will be guilty of " doughing"
this otfencn again; though even the charming Fanny
Kimble, the matchless Julia of the Hunchback, ahould
command them, in all the agony of love and despair, to
" DOl'OH it."
The Globs calls us "English Conservatives!'?
We are English Conservatives?and such English
Conservatives as compelled King John to sign the
great Charter at Runnymeade six centuries since ;
and we trust our principles will be transmitted six
score centuries.
What kind of Conservatives arc the satellites of
the Globe? Jack Cade Conservatives.
The " ?? sheet" of the Globe, as a member of
the Cabinet called it, has become the winding sheet
of the party.
It will be perceived by an article in an
other column that, a dark cloud seems to be
impending over the Canadas. Arrests, pa
trols and imprisonments were daily occurring
in Montreal up to the 8th inst.
We are Indebted to the New York Mercantile Ad
vertiser, Evening Star, and American, for alipa by the
Express mail.
M. Cavalcanti D'Ai.BCQUERat-K, Charge d'AfTaires
of Brazil to this country, left this city on Wednes
day, on his return to his own country.
We cut the following from the Oswego (W. V.)
Palhidium, and recommend it to the Globe. Has
not the Globe exhibited the same kind of " essence"
towards the N. Y Times, while one of its late edi
tors was in its own office.
Jt5"The following is a most excellent and just
rebuke of a few radical republican papers in this
State, who have rejoiced over the misfortunes fnot
'romits political course] of a cotemnorary"?the S
Y. Times?a journal distinguished for its'zeal in the
democratic cause, and for its good feeling for the
craft throughout the country To exult at the down
fall of such a paper as the Times, and over the mis
haps ol such men as Holland and Davies, exhibits
the essence of meanness. Thank heaven, there are
but few such connected with the Press.
From the Water town Eagle <f Standard.
To Editors ?Is it in good taste to rejoice over the
misfortunes of a cotemporarv, especially when we
have lor years approved of his course and copied his
articles as orthodox 1 Must every difference of opi
nion on abstruse questions.be construed as differ
ences of principles f If not, why should comity and
sentiment be sacrificed to the indulgence of feelings
far removed from those based upon the principle
do as you would be done by ? * P
From the Broome County Courier, a Van Ruren paper.
"Levi D.Summ and Robert Townsend, Jr.?
These indtridilals(i{ the term is applicable to them )
have been placed in nomination for the Assembly
by the Democratic party in the city of New York
The Argus we are sorry to perceive, dissents from
the nomination, and hints that the condidates are not
what they should be; but we submit whether the
admonition is not rather too late in the day?a lock
'^e Cf?"r, l^e ^orseu stolen; a murmuring
at the inevitable effects and consequences while the
causes have been suffered to operate unmolested ?
We are sorrowed that our cotemporary has been
Unt while this canker has been for months gnawing at
the root; that it has stood by at the burial in a cha
racterwhich leftitdoubtful whether it wasa " mourn
er or spectator^ The once proud Democracy of
the CirV or New York have ati-ended their own
IN perfect kkepi.no. We grieved at a period when
the evil might have been averted-we raised our
freble voice, but it jel upon ears as dull as death.
We foresaw that this day of deep and blrninosiiame
byj but we were assured that we were under bank
influence, and that they were only " carrying out the
principles of the administration/' We feel morti
fied and humiliated, but are cheered by the reflec
tion that (though to no purpose,) our energies have
b3en devoted against the loathsome, amalgamation.
Governor Mabcy?The New York Evening Star
of Saturday, has this paragraph.
, In speaking of the AIbmy Regency, we should
in justice to Gov. Marey declare that his views have
been sound throughout in relation to the prospects of
the General Gjvernment, and that from the first
movement, he has resolved to sustain the institutions
and interests of the State.
ni 11?? of ,hc Farmers' Bink of Virginia,
9,h i.ns,anl' with <?reat ?<"
?l .'n,r p Richmond Enquirer,determined to
send a Delegate to the Convention of Banks, to b;
held in the city of New York, on Monday, the ?7th
instant, and that the President was requested to re
present the Bank in the said Convention.
Th. Administration.
porter, from the rank, ?f Sure'Rirt "Ln?
Uvecome round to the Jefferson ian, Souther? and
Whig scheme of a divorce. Wr say Whig scheme
for it was brought forward by Messrs. Gordon and
Robinson,two Virginia Whigs in 18^1.
We have received Foster'* edition of the Metropo
litan Mtgazine far September, full of wit and ta
UUick wood's Magazine for September: A capital
article on eloc ions, and the triumph of Consjckva
tism. We commend this to the perusal of the ultra*.
I here are several other articles of much general in
terest, especially Animal Magnetism.
Also, the Edinburgh He vine for April and July.
The Edinburgh is always full of ability and inter
The first article, on Lord Bacon's works, will well
repay the most careful perusal; but the article on the
" Embarrassments of trade, between us and Eng
land," will be read with deep interest by every nuin
in the country.
For sale at Fischer's.
The Southern Literary Messenger for November
has a great number ol articles of great merit, both in
prose and poetry. Of the former, the leading arti
cle, on Miss Martineau's views and visit, we com
mend for perusal. As for the rest, there is both
spice and variety.
from the Albany Argue of Nov. 10.
'I mb Elkction.?The unfavorable result* in
own county, given yesterday, were only the prelude of
an adverse political tempest that seems to have swept
the Stale. As yet, we have not heard of a single county
in which the democratic ticket has succceded; and we
include among them, some of the oldest and firmest
strong-holds of the democracy?we shsll not at this mo
ment stop to inquire into the causcs. The opiiosiiion
have undoubtedly elected a majority of the Assembly :
probably two to one.
New-York, Nov. 9, J837.
The result of our City Election, at fprcdirted, is
dkke.it, and worse than defeat, disurack to the parly.
The Whigs have succeeded by about 2900 majority.
This is the result of the new and untried expedient !
As far as heard from in the Slate, the Eoco-h'oco's are
in a contemptible minority, and even our best nomi
nations will, in many instances, fail to insure suc
cess, so deeply impressed are the people with the
destructive nature of the measures proposed by the
general administration.
In Westchester, Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster
counties, as far as ascertained, the Whigs have in
creased their vote to an alarming extent, and if I am
not much mistaken in the signs that are so far exhi
bited, the Whigs will carry nearly, if not fully, a
majority of the House of Assembly.
The following is the result as far as it is positively
1837. 183G.
W. V. B. W. V. B.
New York, 13 ? 7 6
Kings, 2 ? ? o
Queens, 1 ? __ j
Richmond, 1 ? ] _
17 ' 8 9
1 8
18 ~T
Making a relative change of 18 votes in favor of
the Whigs in four counties !
So much for Loco-Focoistn.
I understand that our " Commercial Representa
tive" has stated that the President will press the Sub
Treasury scheme notwithstanding the decided ex
pression of the people's disapprobation.
This is the common rumor, but I trust it is not
true. If it is, alas for the party. Its epitaph might
as well be written.
Nov. 10, 1837.
Dear Sir : Radicalism in high places,'and destruc
tiveness in low?can do no more!
The Empire State is lost, irretrievably lost to the
administration!! The Loco-rocos are routed every
where. The Whigs have elected a sufficient number
of Members of Assembly, already heard from, to
give them a majoritt of that body, and I think It
highly probable that they will have a mtijorily in
joint ballot.
Our respected Chief Magistrate, will, I trust, fol
low the indications of public sentiment, and abandon
his new theories. Alas! for that party that but yes
terday " could stand against the world." I trust that
the day has not come (but I much fear it has) when,
as Bulwer says in his late work, (Ernest Mult ravers)
our leading politicians will be doomed " to that most
bitter of all curses, the remorse that comes too late.'"
From the Onondaga, (A". Y.) Standard.
" A year ago neither friends nor foes deemed it
possible, that Mr. Van Buren's election to the Presi
dency could be contested with a shadow of a hope of
success, or that his administration of the government
would not be triumphantly sustained. What have
we seen in that short period 1 Why was he elected
but by the 4-100 majority in Pennsylvania, and scarce
an election has occurred since, in which the demo
cracy have not sustained a loss or a total defeat. De
mocratic States, formerly decided against the Bank,
are now in the opposition and as decidedly for the
Indiana, a short time since, was opposed to the
Bank by <>000 majority, is now in its favor by a ma
jority of 17,000.
Ohio, with 23 electoral votes, formerly against the
Bank, is now for it.
Tennessee, General Jackson's own State, formerly
unanimously opposed to the Bank, has recently de
clared in its favor by a majority of 20,000.
North Carolina, formerly against the Bank, is now
represented in one branch of the National Legisla
ture by a Bank delegation.
Maine, democratic Maine, has jusl lost a majority
of ten thousand, and elected a Whig Governor and
Rhode Island has enrolled herself among the bank
advocates by a majority of 1000.
These results have already taken place. What
better have we any reason to expect in the elections
yet to be holdcn 1 Is there a gleam of hope for Con
necticut 1 Can we recover New Jersey, once oppos
ed to the Bank, now in its favor 1 Has not the bank,
by this period, made a complete conquest of Penn
sylvania 1 Is Georgia an administration State 1 Can
toe majority of 370 in Louisiana sustain themselves?
Is Illinois for Mr. Van Buren or General Harri
son ?
Again. Look at Congress. There the adminis
tration maintains a divided ascendancy. In the Se
nate, we see some of its ablest and strongest men,
marking out an independent course for themselves.
Indeed, if the Whig legislatures adopt the detnocra-.
tic principle of instruction, we do not perceive how
we are to retain even a nominal majority for a much
longer period. And the House is so nearly balanced
that a strict party measure ]stands but "a dubious
chance of success.
The Cherry Valley (N. Y.,) Gazette, Adminis
tration paper) says:
Although we have not the pleasure of a personal
acquaintance of Mr. Clark, we know him well by
reputation, and we, from all we can learn, consider
him a frank, honest, fearless, and respectable man.
We differ from him as it respects some ol his views,
but we believe him to be perlectly sincere and guile
Mr. Clark has been a straightforward, consistent,
frank, and honest supporter of General Jackson and
Mr. Van Buren ; and we are not among the number
of those who will now impugn his motives be cause
he differs from the majority of the friends of the
administration on some of the subjects which arc
yet open for discussion. The President, it will be
recollected, invited discussion on these very sub
From the Richmond Enquirer.
The Baltimore(Merchant-Reformer) quotes "scraps
from the records of tumor, which (it does) not c are
to avouch." Why then quote them at all? And
why throw out hints and inuendoes against Mr.
Hives, for which it has not the slightest authority in
fort or in rumor f Why insinuate at all, that though
" Virginia has ever been the opponent of a National
Bank," yet "to sustain Mr. Rives, she may now re
lax her discipline or change her principles?but we
shall not believe either until we see it. Nor shall
we. Virginia will make no sacrifice of her princi
ples for Mr. Rives, or for any man. Why does the
Reformer so kindly express its fear, that " Mr. '
Rive. hu fur in: J associations not the mo.t desirable
for an up,! anent at* A National Bank 1 He is looking
toa far aheid? inl may thm fall iiitothe ditch im
mediately at his fe;i?and which, by elevating his
vision hj his unfortunately overlooked." He may
spire his apprehensions?Ho may bi- assured, that
Mr Hives Is iui much an opponent of a National
Hank, as the Reformer himself, or his liege Lord,
the "honest Nullitier" himself. Mr. Rives is as
unco npro-nising an opponent of the National Bank,
as Mr. Van Buren hiin>elf?b*it he differs with Mr.
Van Huren in this, that he considers the Sub-Trea
sury system as more calculated to bring on a Na
tional Hank, than the Stale Hank Deposit* System.
The Reformer is kind enough to hint in his ear,
that " if he now contracts the odor of a National
Bank, it will certainly destroy him effectually in
Virginia, however it may operate in his favor in
New York." No doubt Mr. R. will duly thank him
for the information which he hi so kind as to give
him about Virginia.
From ill Correspondent.
I cannot, in this place, refrain from making some
allusion to a subject that claims the attention, and
calls for the reprobation of every generous mind.?
What candid and enlightened man in the communi
ty, has not viewed with abhorrence the unfair and
illiberal course in which certain individuals have
indulged of late towards Mr. Rives 1 Cannot these
men find some other worthier object, more kindred
to themselves, on whom to vent their calumnies and
cjntemptible spleen 1 Shall it ever be the fate ot
our best and worthiest statesmen, to be assailed by a
race of puny insects?by wasp* that fain would, fnU
cannot sting ? whose ruling principle of action is
envy, and whose ephemeral existence is invariably
spent in the same identical and contracted circle of
native insignificance, and loathsome detraction??
Hut, to leave these insects to their own ignoble fate,
let me return to our own tpeeits. If there be <??y man
in this country, who, after attentively perusing Mr.
Rives' late admirable speech on the currency, shall
entertain a meaner opinion of his patriotism or
abilities, than he did before reading it, all that 1 will
siy is, thai 1 would not hare that nut n't heart or head,
for all the riches that the earth contains, and all the
hidden treasures of the sea. 1 look upon that speech,
sir, as the very happiest effort of our Senator. It is
that which does him most honor as a politician and
a man. In his former displays, though as brilliant
and eloquent in point of style, his genius was evi
dently more trammelled by sectional or party feel
ings. But in his recent speech his views are through
out those of a statesman?of one who looks with
equal solicitude to the real interests of every portion
ot the country, without selfishness and without pre
judice. Let any onfe of his opponents, sir, who
means fairly, take up that speccn, and refute argu
ment by argument, and position by position, as they
are there contained. Let him not garble?take up a
passage here or a passage there: such partial quota
tions are, in the nature of things, extremely unjust.
But, let any mail lake the whole context, and try to
refute it if he dares ! A more luminous, sound, and
argumentative production, could not possibly have
been presented on so intricate a subject. Every point,
and in every bearing, the matter treated on is ahly,
fairly, and unanswerably discussed. It demolishes
to atoms, and has morally destroyed that miserable
heresy of the Sub-Treasury system. Truly may
Virginia be proud of such a son! I am not conver
sant in the language of tiatterv: neither'does Mr.
Rives stand much in need of a defender, when he is
so competent to defend himself. But I have been
drawn into these remarks chiefly by the admiration
and respect 1 bear a patriot and a man, who has de
served and deserves well of the country.
From the Hartfort (Cl.) Patriot and Democrat.
We observe with surprise that most of the Whig
papers apply the respectful epithet of Loco Foco
indiscriminately to the republican party, and endea
vor to make their readers believe that the whole party
believe the heresies of this fart ion. Such a perversion
of the truth should at once be exposed, and we are
inclined to believe that if the federalists were sin
cerely opposed, as we are, to Loco Focoism, they
would not thus apply such an opprobrious epithet to
Republicans?for, in the language of a cotemporary,
" it unfortunately and invariably happens, that every I
cognomen which the federalists use, becomes honor- j
able or disgraceful, inversely to the purpose for I
which they apply it. The once glorious name of
Whig has been rendered odious and unpopular by
being assumed as their political title; and the tainted
epithet of Ijoco Foco, will soon become highly mel
lifluous and respectable, by being applied by them in
derision to the republican party and its candidate."
The great mass of the democratic party detest the
doctrines of Loco Focoism equally with those of
Federalism. This the federal whig papers well
know, and therefore all attempts to identify the
Democracy with the one or the other is unprincipled
and dishonest. The federal whig papers know, or
should know, that the principles of the democratic
party do not tend to destroy society or war against
order?but on the contrary, that they seek to esta
blish order on the immutable basis of justice and
truth, to build up and perfect socicty in the right
exercise of every power that can promote the public
happiness. The honest votaries of democracy never
seek "to divide society into classes, or to array the
country against the city, the farmer against the mer
chant, the poor against the rich, but on the contrary,
they are constantly endeavoring to conciliate the
rotection of every right with the free and happy
evelopment of society in harmony with the spirit of
the age and the genius of our institutions."
With such objects?such an "end and aim" before
the democracy of the country, how supremely ridic
ulous and absurd is it for a party, claiming to be
opposed to Loco Focnixm, to charge its baneful here
sies upon pure and honest democrats, who are em
phatically " friends of order, lovers of right, con
servatives of truth."
Resumption or Spf.cir Payments.?We under
stand that the banks of Baltimore have acceded to
the proposition first started by the New York banking
institutions, for the holding of a meeting in that city
on the '27th instant for the purpose of deliberating
upon the means and the time of resuming specie pay
ments. The condition of oifr banks is such that, let
the resumptioincome when it may, they are prepared
for it. But, we are not altogether certain that a very
earlv resumption would comport with the interests
of the community. It would be, unavoidably and
neeessarity, attended with a curtailment, for a tune,
of the facilities which are necessary to keep open the
channels of trade and commerce. Hut, notwithstand
ing this, if an early resumption be considered wise
and politic, we hope it will be resolved upon warily
and in full concert, that ample notice ofthe day upon
which it is to take place will be given, and that then,
every one of the banks of the country will mature
such measures as to render it certain that the arrival
of that day will not find them unprepared. The
shock once over?confidence once restored?and all
will be well.?Bait. C'hron.
Among all our exchange papers there have been,
for a long time, few that we have looked at with
more general interest than those from the two pro
vinces of Canada. This has been owing, in some
degree, to our long acquaintance with that scction of
country, anil our high esteem for many of its in
habitants. But we have never watched the progress
of events in that part of the continent with more
interest than we have done for the last two or three
months. If we are to place reliance on the various
statements in the public journals, the lower province
is on the eve of a rebellion. It is certain that the
military have b?en greatly reinforced, n<?t only from
other provinces, but from the mother country, and
munitions of war have been sent from the great depot
at Quebec, to the more exposed parts of the province.
The situation of Lord Gosford is not a very pleasant
one. He appears to have given offence to both par
ties. The radicals are of course displeased with
him, because he represents, in his office, the majesty
of England ; the loyalists complain of him, because
he is not more bald and energetic in his measures,
and more decided against the opposition party. He
appears to be an excillent, amiable man, but to want
the requisite decision of character for the crisis
which seems to be approaching. We learn that this
fault (if it is one,) will not be found in Sir John Col
fa >rne, the commander-in-chief of the military forces.
He will act promptly, it is said, whenever called
upon to do so. The Montreal papers of Monday last
mention that a contemplated procession of the radi
cals had been prohibited by the magistrate*. It is not
probable that Lord Guford will again call the pre
sent Parliament together. The mere assembling of
the Houses to hear a speech from the throne, is evi
dently worse than useless.
Riot in Montreu,.?Since the abave was in type,
Wf have received the Montreal papers of Tuesday.
The prohibition of the contemplated procession by
the " Sons of Liberty" on Saturday last, seems to
have proved th * occasion for a very pretty row. The
Herald gi ves a long account of it, from which we
gather that ab.rnt 250 of the " Sons" mustered in
Great St. James street; made an unprovoked attack
on some loyalists who were quietly looking on ; fired
two pistols, which did no mischief; pounded sundry
individuals; and chased others through the streets
breaking the windows of loyal houses as they passed
Th? loyalists, however, thought they would take
their torn, hsvin* reijivjilar^ r?laft>rc?nvi'.<, b it
at sight thereof, the " Soos" dispersed. The riot net
w*s read, and the royal regiment was ordered out to
parade the street*, supported by the artillery, but
nothing happened to give 'hem employment.
About six o'clock the loyalist took it into their
heads to attack the house of Mr. Papineaubut were
restrained (not easily) by their leaders. The office
of the Vindicator they would not spare; the type*,
paper, and every thing moveable were thrown into
the street*.
Magistrates with troop* were stationed, through
the night, at various point*; but nothing farther
happened.?-V. V. Com. Adv.
Ajtains in Canada.?The Montreal Herald, of
Nov. 4, says, " A gentleman who caine from St
Johns yesterday forenoon, informs ut> that several
persons sat up all night to protect the Custom House
in case of an attack, aa a b ind of ruffians had threat
ened to demolish it, and at the same time compel
Mr. McCrea, the collector, to resign hi* commission
as a magistrate. The country from St. Johns to
Oldestown and Napierville, &c., is in a state of great
i excitement, and upwards of forty officers of militia
have had their poles cut down, and been forced u>
resign their commissions. Captain Doucet bad his
pole cut down, was dragged out of his bed, forced to
walk along the pule and cheer for Papineau. Major
M'Ginnis and his family have been obliged to leave
their hous*, and so has a Mr. Dudley Flower and
many others. Some Swiss missionaries, a preacher
and a widow lady who keeps a school at Grand line
have been obliged to ttee for their lives. Pieces of
firewood are thrown through the windows of how?**s,
by one of which a Mr. I,,ellc^)Hl?k**<*?rt'Siy wounded.
Sr. Auoustne, Oct. 28.
The following is a list of the principal chiefs
and warriors, whose capture we mentioned in our
lilSt !
Yose-ya-hola, Co-a-haio, Pow-as-hajo, John Ca
valio. No-co-so-sia-hola, Einathla-Chamey, Co-hi-io
clue-hajo, [Doctor,] and Hastono-micco.
Yose-ya-hola, is the true Indian appellation, as
?iven by the interpreter, of the noted chief, Powell.
The capture of these chiefs has by no means
increased the friendly feelings of the Indians, to
wards us. It is generally expected that there will
be some hard fighting, and thut they will be render
ed more desperate than ever. Even those now in
our hands seem to doubt that they will be sent out of
the country, as we have been informed.
On Monday, twenty-nine Indians, squaws, and
negroes, were captured near Fort Peyton, and
brought to town, and on Wednesday, a family of five
Indians were taken. These are probably the last bf
the retinue of those chiefs who caine to hold the
"talk." They gave no information of any others
cbming in. There are now 147 Indian and negro
prisoners confined in the fort.
Brig. Qen. Hernandez, with a force of about 400
men, marched south on Thursday morning last.
This may be termed the opening of the campaign.
This campaign will ba a vigorous one, judging
from the active preparations making in all quar
ters. Gen. Jesup is determined to end the war it
possible, and at all hazards; and if matured plans,
fresh troops, ample supplies, energy and perseve
rance, will accomplish so desirable an end, it will
bs done. The eyes of all are now turned upon hiin
with intense anxiety. His country holds him as one
of her treasures, trembling for his success, and fear
ing for his failure.
The steamboat Ockmulgec, from Savannah,
brought, as a part of her cargo, six fortified birges
to be used in navigating the shoal and narrow rivers,
in the ensuing campaign.
It is stated that two horses was sto|en from 1* ort
Peyton on Thursday night last bv an Indian, and
driven as far as the 14 mile post, where they were
overtaken and brought back.
Major General Jesup is now in this city.
Brig. Gen Eustis has arrived at Black Creek.
Col. Harvey returned to this city on Monday last
from Washington.
Within three weeks past we understand an ex
press rider between Micanopy and Fort King has
been murdered by Indians as is supposed.
War on the Frontier or Missouri.?The St.
Louis Republican of the 1st instant gives us some
further particulars in relation to the apprehended
difficulties with the Osage Indians on the Missouri
border. These Indians are settled on a tract of
land which adjoins our Western State line, and
lately have moved down upon the line. 1 hey are
represented to be in a very destitute and star\ ing
I condition, and on several occasions have killed the
cows and hogs of the settlers to assauge their hunger.
It is alleged that they hiive crossed the line. From
these allegations, orders have been is-ued to drive
them from the State line, and it is stated that, on the
?24th ult., the troops under the command of Major
General Lucas and Brigadier General Almond,
from Jackson and Saline counties, were to set out lor
the place where the Indians have encamped. It was
the purpose of General Lucas to induce them to re
move peaceably if he could, but forcibly if ne
The Rev. Edward Dorr Griffin, late President
of Williams College, departed this life at Newark,
yesterday morning, aged 07. He was a man of
splendid talents and great usefulness. For a con
siderable time he was pastor of .Park street Church,
Boston. It was there he preached his celebrated
Park street Lectures, alterwards published in an 8vo.
volume. He was also, for a while, Professor in the
Theological Seminary at Andover. For some years
past, owing to old age and bodily infirmities, his
mental powers have evidently declined. He had
worn himself out in the service ol his Master.
Journal of Commerce.
Wiluamh College.?The number of students in
this Institution, as appears from a catalogue just pub
lished is 120, viz: Seniors 25, Juniors 3i>, Sopho
inores31, Freshmen 25. Besides the President, there
are five Professors, and two Tutors.?Journal of
The following translation of a public notice given
in the Turkish Gazette, permiting the exportation
of grain from the Empire ol I urkey, has been
transmitted to the Department of State by the
Charge d'AtTaires of the United States at Constanti
nople, under date of 1st of August.?QWe.
Rebiulakber 13, 1253?July 12, 1837.
It being evident at all times, agriculture has fur
nished mankind with the first necessaries ot life
and that it has been the basis ol prosperity and
source of the well being ol the people ol all coun
tries it cannot be doubted that those whe devote
themselves to it will not only acquire a competence,
but may become rich.
The people of the Ottoman Empire are known as
neglectful of this profession, and among the causes
of this negligence, it has been perceivedthat the
principal one is the prohibition to export ribrosd
the surplus remaining, after the ouantity of grain
required for the capital has been collected.
The benevolent views of His Highness have
always originated in a regard for the prosperity of
his Empire and the extension of the commerce of
his iteople. His Highness has therefore, declared
by a khalli sherif that in future, aHer the aforemen
tioned requisition for the capital and army, (which
will b;' made at moderate prices,) cultivators may,
without obstruction from any one, dispose of the
surplus to whom, and at whatever price they may.
This act of imperial concession has been made
known to the inhabitants of His Highness' Empire
by an imperial
The annual communication of the Grand Lodge of
"Free and Accepted Ancient York Masons " of the
District of Columbia, was held at Masonic Hall, in
the citv of Washington, on Tuesday, the 7th day of
November, A. D. 1837, A. L. 5837. The meeting
was favored with the presence of several ot the oldest
past Grand Officers of the District, and representa
tions from the following subordinate Lodges, viz.
Columbia, No. 3, Dr. F. L. Crammer, R. W. M.
Naval, No. 4, Capt. M. Dovk,
Potomac, No. 5, John Myers,
Lebinon, No. 7, John Puroy,
Evangelical, No. 8, James Jack,
New Jerusalem, No. 9, W. W. Bii.lino, and
M. W. Grand Master.
tam, No. 10, John N. Mouldfji, Esq. " and
W. Past Grand Masters.
>n the application of Bros. T. C. Coote, and
John S Mehan, Esqrs. and others, it was ordered
that the charter of " Federal lodge No. I, which
had been relinquished at the last annual meeting, in
consequence ot its depressed sit nation, be rrtiirn'<
to the applicants, the prospects of that lodge being
now most favorable and ausnieion*.
The reports of the several committer, ?pe_c>ally
the Committee on Corresp.H?dei^e, ? ere highly
satisfactory and encouraging, a Hording strong in
cations th-U the prejudices and "roneousmp^cm,
on the minds of some of the uninitiated arc fast > leld
ing to the more noble, liberal and patriotic^senti
ments which govern the great majority^of the PwpU.
in this " land of the free and home of the brav*
After the usual business was disposed of, the
Grand Lo lg" proceeded to elect officers for the en
?uln" masmic vear; atter which it appeared the fol
lowing gentlemen were duly elected to the respective
offices attached to their names, vi*.
M. W. John N. Moilmkb, Grand Master.
R. W. MarmaWKC Dove, Deputy G. Master.
" Jiiuvi Ju'K, U. Btn. W.
" J*Mt.a L.? wmu.m?on, G. Secretary.
" RoiibHT KjsvwoaTU, G. Treasurer.
" Wh. P. Piaacr, U. 8. N., Grand Visiter
and Lecturer.
Rev. J. J. Unukkkb, Grand Chaplain.
Bru'her VVu. Skbrin, G. 8. D.
" Geo. W. Haukness, G. J. D.
" 11. B. Robinson, G. Marshal.
" Hknhy W. Tillcv, Grand Pursuivant.
" Tuomah Shielus. G. Steward and Tyler.
Extract from the wiuutea.
Grand Secretary.
William A. Davis lo 1>j Inspector of the Peniten
tiary in the District of Columbia, in the place of
William O'Neale, deceased.
Jauu Phimkimc to be Consul of the United States
for the port of Pictou, in Nova Scotia.
Treasury Department, i
November 1, 1837.
In conformity to the 13th section of the act of
October 12, 1837, "lo authorize the taming of
Treasury not ex," it is hereby published that the
whole amount issued during the last month ha* been
?53,T23 83. LEVI WOODBURY,
Secretary of the Treasury.
It has been communicated to me that, if the depar
ture of the corps of volunteers, proposed to be raised in
this State, should be delayed after the 15th inst , their
services in Florida would be too Isle to be productive
of any I enefit, and, that unlesa they now be marched to
Norfolk for embark a I ion by that time, further efforts to
organize the corps heretofore required, must cease ; I
now announce the fact in order to suspend further ef
forts to raise the companies wanted for that service.
Warrcnton, Va. Nov. 7, 1837.
A Convention of business men meets at Philadel
phia, 15th inst.
The Convention of Banks takes place at New
York, 27ih inst.
Gen. Jackson was at Nashville on the 27th ult. in
good health.
IsHin lo W.ra.t.?The Louisville Journal of the
21st inst. says: " We understand that Mr. Burnley,
of this city, [LouisvilleJ who is now at the East, has
succeeded in negotiating a loan of two millions ol
dollars for the Government of Texas."
The steamboat St. Peters arrived at St. Louis on
the 22d of Oct., from the mouth of the Kansas river,
laden with furs and peltries, belonging to the Ame
rican Fur Company, valued at upwards of 850,000.
Commodore Hull has taken up his residence in
IS'eirsptiper Change.?Samuel Hark' T, Esq. has re
tired from the editorial chair of the Baltimore Re
publican. He will be succeeded by John Bush, and
James H. Cox, Esq. The Republican will, as here
tofore, support the national administration.
The New York Gazette savs?" We understand
that Mr. Southard will in a few days resign his seat
in the United States Senate, and that Mr. Freling
huyscti is likely to take his place.
One of the Sioux Chiefs, left behind, sick at Balti
more, has, we regret to hear, died at that place.
Flour at Dayton, Ohio, Oct. ICth., was $-1 87 a
4 90 per bbl. At Sleubenville, $6 from stores; wheat
!R) cts. At Chillicothe, Oct. 18th, flour 05 50 a 5 75 j
wheat, 90 cts.
At Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 27th, the ground was
covered with snow two inches deep.
A Siib- Treasury Robbed.?The post office in Bridg
et, Vt., was robbed on the night of the 16th inst.,
and all the letters and about one hundred dollars in
money, all specie except six dollars in bank bills,
were taken away. The letters were found the next
dav in the woods near by, with the seals broken open
and mutilated. The Postmaster, Mr. D;<niel Miner,
whose store was also robbed, offers ?100 reward?
$50 in bihalf of the post office, and $50 in behalf of
his own property.
The brittle ground of Tippecanoe is to be inclosed
by a past and plank fence iseven feet high. The
work is to be completed by the coming Christmas,
and its expense defrayed from the contingent fund
at the di.sjKwal of the Oovernor of Indiana.
The Emperor of Russia has been making large
purchases of Wood horses in England. Doubtless
the autocrat lias an aye to the improvement of his
Immense forgeries have "been committed on the
"Southern Bank of Ireland." Two persons.have
been apprehended in London, on suspicion ol being
the forgers.
Forek.s[Editorh in China.?At Canton editors are
treated as wild beasts, and excluded from all society
and public places. The people call them Fan-kivets,
or Foreign Devils.
Editorial Labor.?'The Othaneite Gazette is print
ed in a barn, which answers every purpose for a
publication office, bulletin office, editorial office,
printing office, and chamber, parlor, kitchen, dog
house, and stable for the editor, his family and cattle.
He does all the composition, writing, selecting,
book-keeping,marketing,and delivering, himself. He
says with pcrsevercnce and economy, he thinks he
can get along. If he don't it will not be his fault.?
Sew Era.
The Andoverand Haverhill Rail Road has been
completed to the point of it* intersection with Merri
mac river, and was opened in due form last week.
The Indian deputations which recently visited
Washington, arc now at Boston.
The Paris and St. Germain Rail Road just opened,
yielded from August 26th, to Sept. 9th, no less than
119,253 francs, for the transport of 97,199 travel
Lehioii Coal Trade?Despatched from Mauch
Chunk for the week ending Oct. 19th?
179 boats, carrying.... ?_ 6,570 tons.
4352 boats, last report 164,200 "
4534 170,776
From Parrvsville for the same time,
48 boats, carrying ..1,273 "
939 boats, last report 24, <03
987 25,976 "
6518 boats. Total . 196,752 tons.
Norfolk, October 97.?Burial of the Dead.?Lieut.
Commandant Coste, of the revenue cutter Campbell
from Oeracoke, informs that thirty-two bodies of the
passengers lost from the sleam packet Home, have
been found and buried, of whom the following wi re
identified:?Mrs. Flynn, and child, Mrs. Cowless,
Miss J. Hoberte, Miss U. Stow, Mrs. A. Nott, Miss
Lew, Mrs. J. M. Roll, Mrs. J. Boyd, Mrs. H. M
Prince Mrs. M. U. Crouin, Messrs. Mathews, (mate
of the Home,) J. S. SprDit, L. S. Benedict, James
Paine, It Graham, W. S Kennedy, D. Toms.
The life of the Domnger Empress of Austria was
lately miraculously preserved, by a hussar of her es
cort with much presence of mind cutting the traces
of the carriage as it was about to he precipitated
down the bridge.
The Abbe Martin of Rouen, has been condemned
to ten years seclusion, from having forgotten his sa
cerdotal duties in respect to several young females,
toward whom h** fihibitcd dispositions too ftirnili<ir
for one of his cloth.
Fanny Easier lately danced at Baden near Vienna
for the poor. The proceeds were ?600. So public
dancing is not so inhuman after all.
The civil tribunal of Orleans have rejected the
claim of Louis Phillippe on the estate of (hambord,
owned by the Duke ol Bordeaux.
PAUL H. BORLAND begs leave to inform his friends
and the public, thai he I? Utken the atore lately occu
pied by Jamr* Richey, ? he will, at all tiroes, bo
pleased to wait on customer*.
A W. DENH AM, manufacturer of Copper, Hheet-iron,
and Tin ware, will always be found at the alwve store,
ready to et.cite orders for any article in his line.
A larre assortment of Stoves, Grate*. Lamps, anrf Tin
ware. kept constantly on hand. Zinc Roofing, Spotting
an,I (iult'-rinir done at the shortest notice.
Pennsylvania Avenue, 5 doors east of 9th str*et.
Nov. 10. . ? ??
MR8 CIAS8AWAY has taken the ploassr* and com
moderns house at the eornsr of vmisA ve
nuc and 10th street, which she will open for
of Hoarders, on the 1st of Srptembw next. Mis. <J. wiU
take either yearly or transcicnt boarders.
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