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SOUTHERN MARKSMAN
CLINTON, MISS.
TUESDAY, DKCEMBER 4, 1S38.
(j7- We are authorised to announce E
S. CRAWFORD, of this place, as a can
didate for the office of Probate Clerk of
Hinds County. .
AMOS R. JOHNSON is a candidate
for the office of clerk of the circuit court
of Hinds county, at the next regular elec
tion. Ve are authorised to announce GREEN
E. BE A UCII AMP as a candidate for Clerk
of tho Circuit Court of Hinds County, at
the next general election.
OT We invito the attention of tlio tra
'veiling public to tbo ndver tisement of our
' enterprising friends, J. R. &, "P. Jrrrr.Rsox.
They have established a line of four horse
post coaches between Jackson and Lex
ington, Miss. This new line will connect
the Tremoat line of stages from P.Ianches
tor to Nashville, Tenn. Their coaches
and horses are the most splendid we recol
lect to ever have seen in this or any other
country. These gentlemen certainly de
serve the lasting gratitude of the Missis-
eippi public for the facilities offered to tho
traveller.
Canada. From our last accounts it ap
pears that the patriot cause in Canada ha3
been revived. The papers report that an
extensive conspiracy is in embryo along
the line between Canada and the United
States, and that the conspirators arc uni
ted by a secret oath. Munitions of war
have been rapidly tnd secretly carried
into Canada within the last five months.
The United States authorities should be
vigilant and active to prevent any cause
to arise that would endanger the peace be
tween this country and Great Britain. It
appears that a general revolt has com
menced in some portions of Canada, and
there has been a skirmish between 3 or 400
of the patriot 3 and the loyalists, number
ing 200. This skirmish took place ten
miles north of the village Champlain. St.
Pierre has been burned to ashes by the
loyalists who had suffered much in the
fight. Numbers of the insurgents have
been imprisoned by the Canadian authori
ties, and it is expected will be punished.
Troop3 are marching into the rebellious
parts of the country. We like to see men
tvhen oppressed by their rulers, resist that
oppression and assert their rights- a3 free
men; but it does seem that the patriots in
Canada are fighting in a hopeless cause
against the number of troops which the
government can bring in the field against
them. But men who conceive themselves
oppressed can effect wonders.
Our Town begins to look quite gay
agaic, business is becoming brisk, the
streets are almost constantly filledj with
waggons, some loaded with goods for onr
merchants, and others carrying off the rich
product of the soil. What village, far or
near, can say that each one of their mer
chants sell from fifty to a hundred and
twenty-five thousand dollars a year, to gcod
tind solvent planters. We answer none.
Great Bonfire. By a resolution of
the Directors of the Brandon Bank
twelve hundred thousand dollars of their
paper was burned in the public square.
It would be better for the State of Mis
sissippi, if other Banks would make a like
burnt offering.
John W. Carter alias Collins, has been
taken in Lauderdale county, who, it is be
lieved assisted in the murder of Silas D
Reives, near Hillsboro', in Scott county.
Another.fellow, by the name of Cook is also
implicated.
New York Elections. The
whijs
have succeeded in this State by tho whole
of the abolitionists voting for the whig
candidates. Marcy and Tracy, the demo
cratic candidates for Governor and Lieut.
Governor, said emphatically that they
vould not countenance these abolition fa
natics who were carrying the torch of civil
discord to the door of every Southerner,
and were whetting the knife of negro bar
barity Ugainst the Southern people.
This course brought every abolition vote
in the State to the polls against them, and
consequently defeated the democratic
ticket.
The "fifteen gallon law" has created
some excitement in Massachusetts. Those
of the citizens opposed to the law have
formed a party self named the striped
ig" party.
me of the whiff s say we shouted vie"
toryWbre the election took place in New
YorkAlfwe had waited until no.v we.
could na have shouted at all.
The State Bank of Alabama, gives no
tice that she will resume specie payments
on the 1st day of January, "provided that
tho banks of Tennessee, Mississippi, Lou
isiana, and tho balance of tho banks of
Alabama will do tho same.
The congressmen from New York stand
thus: 18 democrats, and 22 whigs.
From tho latest accounts the river3 are
all on the rise. It is to be hoped that pro
visions will fall, a3 the prices aro some
what regulated by the rivers above.
All communication with Montreal is cut
off by tho patriots.
Hon Alford Curthbert, from Georgia,
has resigned his seat in the U. S. Senate.
It is said that Thomas Campbell the poet
and Dickens, tho author cf the Pickwick
Papers, are about to visit this country.
Tho Legislature of Arkansas met in tho
state house at Little Little Rock, on the
5th ult.
The Circuit Court of Hinds county is
now in session Judge Nicholson presi
ding. The house of Crutcher, McRavcn &. Co.
of Vicksburg, have been appointed agents
of the Real Estate Bank of IIind3 Co.
Delaware. Mr. Robinson, (V. B.)
has been elected over his competitor, Mr
Miiligan, whig. Noah can no longer pul
this little Slate in his breeches pocket.
The Anti-masonic Convention met in
the city of Philadelphia on tho 14th ult.
and nominated General Harrison and Dan
iel Webster, candidates to run on the
anti-masonic ticket for President and Vice
President of the U. States.
The Banks of Mississippi, are playing a
brag game at present for the cotton of the
country. Wo will say more anon.
It is said that the Indian tribes on the
borders of Texas, are committing many
depredations in the Republic.
Rumor says that Lamar, the President
of Texas, -says that every fugitive of justice
from the United States, will be given up
if demanded by the proper authorities.
The Democratic State Convention will
convene at Jackson on tiie 8ih of January,
for tho purpose of nominating candidates
for Congress, Governor, Secretary of State
Treasurer and Auditor. It is important
that the Convention should be full, there,
fore every member ought to be there ready
to take his seat.
The Great Western arrived at N. York
on the 13th ult. She brings advices from
Liverpool to the 27th October. We irive
below from the Liverpool accounts of the
2Gth October.
"The American accounts, together with
the speculation here, produced somo im
provements in the Manchester market, but
not equal to general expectation. The
sales of cotton for the week ended this day
amount to 43,120 bales, of which 9,170 are
Upland at 5 3-4 a 7 3-4, 10,230 Orleans
at 5 1-2 a 8 3-4; 5,330 Alabama and Mo
bile at 5-1-2 a 7 l-2d, and 430 Sea Wand
at 1G a 23d per lb. More than two thirds
of the business was done in the first three
days cf the week, during which about
13,000 bales were taken on speculation.
"The import of cotton into Liverpool
since 1st January, amounts to 1,2G9,000
against 231,000 to the same period last
season: the supply from the United States
is 1,009,000 bales, being an increase of
330,000.
"The stock in this port is estimated at
about 330,000, against 230,000 at same
period last vear; the stock of American is
about 3 15,030 bales, or 220,000 more than
it was then."
From the Southern Star.
DEMOCRATIC & STATE RIGHTS MEET
ING. In Covington county pursuant to public
notice a large and respectable number of the
citizens of this county assembled in the court
house in Williamsburg on Monday the 19th day
of November, when on motion, Iliram Ilathorn
was called to the chair, and Dr. John cartman
appointed Secretary. The object of the
meeting being explained by Col. Thomas II.
Hopkins, (he having been called on to do so,)
who moved that a committee of seven be ap
pointed to draft a preamble and resolutions
expressive of the sense of this meeting. The
chairman appointed G. D. Pattimore, Aaron
Pickering, J. L. Jolly, G. D.Gere, William
Leggitt, Samuel B. Ilathorn, and Wm. Loftin,
said committee who after a few minutes ab
sence, reported the following preamble and
resolutions which was unanimously adopted :
Whereas our Democratic friends in many
of the counties of this State has deemed it
proper and necessary to hold public meetings
! to devise ways and means by which they can
honorably sustain the principles which it ever
lias been their pride and glory to avow and
believing that object can better be promoted
by the contemplated convention to be held in
the city of Jackson on the 8th of January next.
1. therefore - Resolved, That ' we cordially
approve of holding a state convention in the
city of Jackson the 8th of January next.
2. Resolvfd, That nine Delegates to wit,
Samuel B. Ilathorn, Aaron Pickering, J. Watts
sen., P. C. Duckworth, G. D. Patterson-, Dr.
John Gartmau, James L. Jolly, Jesse Buckhol
ter, and Samuel Ilathorn, he appointed dele
gales to represent this Co. in said convention.
3. Resolved, That cur delegates be instruc
ted to vote for such men as they shall in their
wisdom deem best calculated to -sustain and
carry Out those glorious principles contained
in the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions of
93 and '99.
4. Resolved. That we approve entirely of
;the courw of Mr Van Burea eio.ee hi? lva-.
tion to the presidency, particularly In his car
rying out .the leading principles of his illus
trious predecessor-
C. Resolved, That we have every confidence
in our present senators in Congress and in our
present Democratic Governor, A. ti. McN'itt.
7. Retolvcd, That wo wM in no event vote
f r UenrvC lay for lreideBt of the Uniteu
State?, or any one entictaining1 the like unsound
principles, and that we consider fe establish
ment cf a National Bank of any sort the great
est curse that could befall our happy country.
8. Resolved, That we nre in favor of the
independent treasury scheme, and recommend
it to the favorable consideration of all democrats.
9. ResoLted, That our friend and fellow
citizen, Col. Thoma3 II. Hopkins now of Jack
son be requested, together with our senator
ati'l representative, to net in conjunction with
the above named delegates in said convention.
10. Resolved, That the proceedings of this
meeting be signed by tho chairman andsecre.
tary, and published in the Southern Star nt
Gallatin, nnd Southern Marksman Clinton, and
nil other Democratic papers in the State, "wjien
on motion the meeting adjourned.
SAMUEL IIATHOKN.Ch' n.
John Cautmas Secretary
From the Vicksburgh Sentinel.
PARTICULARS OF THE LATE EXPLO
SION. Since the brief notice which we gave
yesterday of the lamentable explosion of
the Steamer General Brown, we have
conversed with tho two passengers who
are residents of this city, and who mirac
ulously escrped, (Maj. G. F. A. Ather
ton and Capt. W. W. George.) The
first named gentleman arrived last evening
in the steamer Empress, and the latter in
the Emperor, this morning, r.nd who wo
are glad to discover, is but slightly injured.
From the statement of both the gentle
men referred to, it appears that the Em
press which left the mouth of the Ohio a
day or two before the Gen. JJ. took at that
point two flat boats in tow. The G. B.
overtook tho Empress at Memphis, at
which place the latter steamer left the
flat boats. From Memphis to Helena
the two steamers were evidently engaged
in a trial of speed. On the arrival ot the
G. B. at Helena, (whero she was detain
ed about twenty minutes,) she held on to
all her steam and kept up a brisk fire in
eacli of the five furnaces. After shoving
ofpfrom the wharf boat, at the first stroke
of the piston the explosion took place, the
greatest force of which appeared to be on ;New York, the latter accompanied by a
the side next Helena. One passenger, J. ; young woman who travelled as his wife.
L. Long, Esq. of Vidalia, Louisiana, was He expressed great solicitude, and de
blown entirely through the roof of the j sired to be informed if they came to Mis
wharf boat; fragments of the five boilers ' sissippi, so that the men could be deliv
were thrown in every direction, killing J cred up to justice and the woman returned
about thirty ol the boats' passengers, be- 1 lohcr friends; requesting me at the same
sides nearly all the ofiiccrs and crew, and j time, to furnish her with money for that
four orfive persons who were standing on purpose and he would reimburse me. I
the wharf boat. A few seconds before j replied, and thanked him for his attention,
the explosion took place, Mr. Atherton Some months afterwards Cook arrived at
crossed over to the side of the boat front
ing this Stale, and escaped without recei
ving the slightest injury. Captain George
was saved as it were, by a guardian angel.
He started, we learn, to go on the boiler
deck, just as the pilot rang the engineer's
bell. And at this moment his lady dis?
covered some papers sticking out of one
of his coat pockets, and called him back.
After adjusting thr papers, he again star
ted, but before he got five steps the explo
sion took place, and as we have stated
above was partially injured. Not one of
the lady passengers (numbering six or
eight) were injured.
The bodies of II. F. Blanchard (our
lamented and worthy townsman) and Mr.
Long, of Vidalia, were brought down tins
morninc on board the Emperor. The fu
ncralof the former will take place this
afternoon at 3 o'clock from his late resi
dence on Grave street.
It is stated that before Mr. Blanchard
left our city to visit Lexington, Ky. his
place of birth, whither he was called to
settle some important bsiness, that he had
forebodings that he should not return ; he
arranged all his business and made his
will. The sequel has been, that his fore
bodings have become a melancholy truth.
The Gen. Brown had been running
about three reasons, a greater portion of
the time being under the command of
Capt. Carter, now of the Diana. She
has heretofore been considered a safe
bully boat, (a term applied to steamers
when they make ticenty miles an hour
down stream and sixteen up.) She lately
passed inspection at Louisville under the
new steam boat law and was provided
with all the necessary certificates. Her
unfortunate commander we learn, was a
man of not much scientific knowledge,
having been a large portion of his life en
gaged in flat boating on the Ohio and Mis
sissippi rivers.. His knowledge as a pilot
was undoubtedly good, but it did not qual
ify him for having the entire control of
such a complicated piece of machnery as
a sixty-horse-power steam engine, and
that too on a high-pressure principle-
Poor man! he has, with most of the offi
cers of his boat, paid dearly for the lack
of knowledge and discretion and has sent
to the bosoms of, perhaps hundreds, a sting
that will rankle during their sojourn on
this uncertain stage of existence. We
learn from a p issengcr, a judge of
machinery, that it has been ascertain
ed, that a few minutes previous to tho
explosion, the gage showed fte kun
dred pounds of steam to the inch!!!
We advise all those accustomed to travel
on steamers, to discountenance racing,
neverto patronise a boat exclusively be
cause she is of the "bully" kidney; al
ways to notice whether a portion of steam
is let off when the boat is still, and inva
riably to keep aft; of the wheel house
whenever she gets under way.
The following list will show the names
of cabin passengers known, to be dead or
missing.
D. L. Davis, Natchez; E. Sibley, -jr. do.
W, A. Miller, do.; Dr. Samuel D. Price,
Vicksburgh, Horace F. Blanchard, do.;
Edwin Hubbard, New Orleans; Robert
Johnson, Vicksburgh; T. R. Gaithwait,
Columbia; Mr. Conway, J. L. Long, Vi
dalia, La.
The following Is a list of the officers;
hands, &c. belonging to the boat who were"
killed.
Capt. Clark. Roseman, 1st Engi
neer; Levi Jones, 2d Clerk; Felix Un
derwood, Pilot; James Iluddy, Carpenter;
Barkeeper; Sila9 Drury.
The following cabin passengers (who
probably complete the list) escaped unin
jured. ,
W. Kane, Red River; W W. George
and family, Vicksburgh; James Bull, Port
Hudson; J. C.Young. Natchez; G. F. A.
Atherton, Vicksburgh; J. N Utter, Hel
ena; Thus. D. Lewis, Palmyra.
From the MIssissippian,
TO TIIE PUBLIC.
A private letter purporting to have been
wriiten by myself to a man named Stark
weather, in New York, has recently been
laid before the public by Franklin E. Plum
mcr, president of the Grenada Bank, ac
companied by what he terms a 'narrative
of tacts' relative to Mr. Cook and re
puted wife, whom I was instrumental in
imposing upon the community. Tho ma
terial allegations made against me are
basely false.''
It is not true, as charged, that I came
to the South under the patronage of Stark
weather. I received patronage from no
man.
It is not true that I was 'established in
business by a few politicians of the coun
try.' At the time of tho cstablishmentof
the Free Trader. I knew but one influen
tial democrat in the Statej and my acquain
tance wilh him extended no farther than
a formal introduction and five minutes
conversation . In fact the enterprise was
looked upon with distrust on account of
the'repcated failures of democratic presses
in Natchez.
It is net true that I ever met Cook at
Brandon. It i3 not truts that I led his
'reputed wife upon my arm in gay and
I fashionable circles:' to
far trom it 1 never
saw her but once in the State, an 1 then
but for a few minutes and in the presence
of other company. The following 'are
the facts:
Mr. Starkweather wrote me, in the
spring of '37, that two men named Baker,
and Cook, fugitives from justice, had left
Natchez. He is a man of fine appearance
plausible manners, talented and elo
quent.; He proved to be a man whom
1 had once met m a hotel in New lork,
when he was a partner of Samuel Beards
ley in tho practice of the law. He re
quested letters of introduction. I took
him to my office and showed him the let
ter I had received from Starkweather,
which charged him wilh having defrauded
his clients, ccc. He then exhibited to
me a receipt from the sheriff that such
money had never been collected, also a
letter from Samuel Beardsley to Hon.
Thomas. H Benton, endorsing his charac
ter and legal attainments; and he further
most solemnly protested that the woman
itcas his wife, that she was then in the in
tcrior of the Stale where he had resolved
to settle, and as he and his wife had both
referred to me as an acquaintance, unless
I did give somo demonstration of ack
nowledgement they would be seriously
injured in the estimation of those with
whom they had already become associated.
I knew some points in the history of the
woman whom Cook averred to be his
wife : I knew her when a playmate of the
daughters of Starkweather. 1 had hearer
that Starkweather, though his wife was
and still is living, had seduced this woman
when she was a girl, but I knew not all
the acts of infamy which both Starkweath
er and the reputed wife of Cook had been
guilty of, and it was reasonable to suppose
the information 1 had received was incor
rect, from the fact that he was solicitous
that I should furnish her money 'to return
to her friends? It may be asked why I
corresponded gith Starkweather, knowing
him to have been guilty of such an act?
He had flattered and petted me when a boy
at academic exhibitions, and I had kindly
feelings for him when I left my home at
the age of sixteen, since which time I had
little positive knowledge of what trans--pired
until after 1837. Cook had the en
dorsement of a man w ho had for a series
of years been an influential member of
Congress from New York, was Lhen At
torney General of the State and is now
upon the Supreme Bench. Cook, with
all the eloquence which he "is known to
possess, appealed ' to my sympathies.
Notwithstanding tho errors of the past,
he satisfied me . he was married to the
woman, and wife is a holy and sacred
name. For years I had been in different
parts of the world laboring under various
vicissitudes of fortune, and knew full well
what it was to be without money or friends
in a strange land. I gave him the letters
he asked.
A citizen is bound by every feeling of
benevolence and philanthropy to aid in
reclaiming from vice those who are dis
posed te become good members of society,
but if society be injured by the act more
than the individuals are benefitted, then
the act is wrong, no matter what the rea
sons that induced it. This is precisely the
position I occupy. I have been guilty
of an imposition upon society. Without
asking any one to appeciate my motives,
1 freely" and openly acknowledged to the
parties interested that I had done wrong.
That acknowledgment is now made pub
licly, and I leave the word to judge of the
feelings that actuated me.
Ba,kcr I have never heard of.
As I am well known to that socie
which has hoon iniured bv mV act, and
it was their ri'dit and theirs exclusively to
r- m
agitate the matter or let it ve?t, is Air.
Plummorjtistifiable in now dragging it be
fore the public, and lacerating the feeling?
of those whom I had injured by exhibiting
to the world the contact of a virtuous com
munity with vice through the instrumen
tality ofanolhcr? I ask again, if it was
not tho exclusive right of that community
toletthe whole matter sleep in oblivion, if
so they pleased 1 And is not Mr. Plum
mer (a resident of another part of the
State) now as culpable in the eyes of that
society for his gratuitous act as I was in
the original error?
Relative to the private letter that has
been paraded before the public, I simply
remark that I did write to the man named,
but. bavin? no copy, and as my enemies
have noi shown mc tho original, I do not
know whether it is correctly quoted. AH
will agree with me that a man who would
be base enough to publish a letter so evi
dently private and so entirely unconnect
ed with politics, would be base enough to
alter it to suit his own purposes. As it
appears, it i3 a foolish egotistical thimj.
For this offence, let him cast tho first stone
at me who has ever succeeded m ims
State, and not written as ridiculous a letter-to
some old friend in tho country he
camfi from. And what zcould be thought
of that friend zcho woidd give such a letter
to thepublic?
But why this fresh attack upon mc about
a matter that had s!e;)t nearly a twelve
month wilh the consent of the parties in
terested.? My duty as a public olficer has
brought me 'in conflict w ith the schemes
and interest of Franklin E. Plummer, pre.
sidcrrt of the Grenada Bank. The Bank
Commissioners would have violated their
oath of office had they not taken the steps
they did. The law is specific; and for
this alone, have I been attacked in an un
justifiable manner, and the basest false
hoods promulgated to make my conduct
appear, in a matter entirely unconnected
wilh the bank, ten thousand times worse
than the facts will justify. This too, by a
man notoriously devoid of public or private
character of political intcgrety cr private
honesty who now sets himrelt up as a
censor of tha morals of society. A man
who by his confession has been guilty of
the greatest possible crimes against morals
and society.
Duty to' the public and duty to myself
have caused this article. In advance of
any further publication in reference to this
matter by any who have malicious feel
ings to gratify, (which can only have a
tendency to annoy those connected wilh
me who are innocent of any participation
I denounce the man who may do it as no
gentleman, but an infamous villain, and
shall at. all times hold" myself personally
responsible for the declaration.
L.A.BESANCON.
From the Nashville Un-on. Nov. 12
ISLAND SPUING 1SAUUCCUG.
Notwithstanding the unfavorable state
of the weather on the Gih, by 9 o'clock
the people began to pour into the city
from the surrounding country. About
half pastil o'clock, wo started for the
ground, and found the road leading to it
covered with persons on foot, on horseback j
and m carriages; at the lower end ot the
city we overtook a procession of several
hundred, with a fine hand of music in front
playing patriotic airs. The ground for
the barbecue was well selcetod, being a
small valley, running back from the river
and nearly opposite the lower end of tho
Island. Upon a gentle ric near the road
was constructed a stand for the speaker;
a little distance to the left, and lower down
in the valley, two tables were spread large
enough to dine six hundred persons, and
near by a bar plentifully supplied with
various liquors. Gov. Carroll presided
as President of the day, assisted by Dr.
Felix Robertson, Col. Robert Weakley,
E. Goodrich, L. P. Cheatham, E. Ensiy,
WIo. Williams, II. McGavock and Jo
seph Ilorton, as Vice Presidents. Mr.
John P. Hickman, acted as Chief Mar
shal, with Messrs. Robert Gibson, Col.
Samuel W. Hope, J. McNairy Robert-
son, Uol w.tj. bhelton, U. U. lljoper,'
Mr. Goodrich and J. G. Everett, as Den-1
utv Marshals
At 12 o'clock, Col Polk, arrived on
the ground, the Band striktng up "Hail
Columbia1' as soon as he made his appear
ance. In a few minutes afterwards he
commenced speaking, and continued until
interrupted by the violent rain. The
company then adjourned to tho dinner
table, which was soon completely drench
ed. After dinner, such was the great anx
iety of tho people to hear the conclusion
of Col. Polk's speech that he was pre
vailed upon by their urgent solicitations,
a partial cessation of the rain having ta
ken place, to make anatlempt to conclude
it. He again mounted the stanJ, and
spoke with great eloquence and effect for
nearly an hour and a half longer. Nev
er have we witnessed a greater anxiety to
hear a public speaker. When the rain
was pouring down in torrents, the Col.
proposed to quit several times; but the
reply of the people (nearly all of whom
were completely exposed, being without
either overcoats or umbrellas was ''Goon,
Col. Polk, if j-ou can stand it we can."
The inclemency of the day, and tho do
rangement necessarily attendant upon it,
together with the comparatively small
number of pcrson3 present has afforded
our opponents a pretext for depreciating
and misrepresenting the proceedings.-
But all the pains which they have Taken
upon this subject only shows the dread in
which they hold our candidate, and their
anxiety to break the force of the scorch
ing exposures of the conduct of the lead
ers of the White party, which he has made
in various sections of the State.
Speeches were alsomado bu Gov Cnr.
roll and Mr.. James P. GrufW hnt n
. J had left the ground;, before Hey
V xmj'rnenccd we shall nOinrJertakeloitat
a9l 1, .,mnri AVe uitJertand that Got.
CarroliS remarks were in rcpiy waiuur,
eallin" P"n him to offer as a candidate
for Congress, and that ho declined giving
a positive answer at that time.
From tho New York Times, Nor. 10,
cTnada war renewed
Tho following interesting intelligence
received from Canada confirms our appr.
hensions of the condition of Canada.
There is no doubt but most of tho stone
arc already exaggerated, but tho Procla
mation of Sir Juhn Colbornc, establishing
Martial Law, is conclusive that this new
outbreak is not considered a light matter
by the British authorities.
The Burlington Free Press of Nor.
q saV3: "We have to announce the in
portent and thrilling intelligence, that the
Canadian population i again in arms, re-
solved to strike a blow tor ireeuom. ine
news by last night's boat is, that a general
and simultaneous rising of the French
population on this side of the St. Law
rence, has taken place, and that several
small posts had fallen into their hands f
they had made prisoners oi me soimcra
stationed at Napierville, and secured a
considerable amount of arms and ammu
nition. St.' John's, it was believed, would be
attacked last night bv a strong force,
timatedat seven or eight thousand. The
utmost consternation prevailed at St.
John's yesterday, and every means wu
put in requisition for the emergency
Capt. Prices' sloop, the Daniel Webster,
we understand was not permitted to leave
the port. Several of our citizens went
dovn last evening.
This movement is said to be headed by
Robert Nelson, Cote, Gagnon, Hotchkiss,
and several former military leaders. Of
i!3 results a few days will inform us, and
tiiii evening's boat will probably bring a. -pretty
decisive indication.
All accounts speak of armsammiini
tion'and men in abundance. May Goxl
propcr the right. Martial law.isagaia
withiu the District of Montreal, and w
shall duubtlcs3 be called to chronicle;
sct'ncsof bloody outrage.
The events wc have so often predicted
arc now matter of history I he Canadians
have again i isen m ojicn rebellion, evident
ly under more efficiently orgmizationV
a id martial law w as yesterday proclaimed
in this province for the second time iu
the short space of twelve months. Most
alarming intelligence reached town yew
tcrday afternoon, tlat the whole country
u as in a state of insurrection, and that
many loyalist have leen murdered in coM
blood in the country of Acadie. Further
recounts but too plainly corrobrated the
previous rumor, and a considerable body
of troops was despatched to that country-.
Th.T steamer Princess Victoria, whicb
took aver a detachment of tho royal ar
tillery on Saturday afternoon to Laparari
jT.(ii m:i un are uy mo rooeis, wnii
at the wharf, but fortunately escaped with
out much injur)-. The loyalists in Lap
r iirie had ten minuted notice to leave tha
village and getting on board the steamer
Britiannia, they have arrived in town inv
safety. Yesterday morning about tw
o'clock, a party of 400 rebels attacked
the house of Mr L, Brown, at Beauhar.
iuu niiur iiooui twenty miuuie:
i"g, Mr Brown, Mr. Eliice, jr. M
Norval, Mr. Ross, and the other
nois, nnd after about twenty minutes fight
P.Mr.
consti
tutionalist-, surrendered themselves pris
oners, and nothing more is at present
known of their fate. Mrs. Ellice, Mise
Balfour, and the other females in the hous
at the time, took refuge in the cellar du
ring the engagement. Mr. Brown and
Mr. Ross were both wounded.
Yesterday torenoon, an Indian woman
at the village of Caughcawaga, who wa
seeking for astray cow, discovered alirgo
body of armed men in the woods, and gavi
information of the circumstance to the.
Indians, who were then assembled, at
church. . They immediately seized what
arms they could procure, such as muskets,
tomahawks, apd pitchforks, and giving
tho war whoop, charged their foes, who
scampered off as fast as they could, throw-
mg down tneir arms as they fled- Seventy
five were taken prisoners, and brought:
into town handcuffed by the Lachino cay.
airy. A considerable number of arrests
were made, yesterday, among whom ar
L. M. Viger, the President of the People
Bank, D. B. Viger, an cx-legislative coun
cillor, Charles Mondelet, John Donegari,'
S. Cherrier, and a great many other lead
ing rebels. The volunteers were ordered
out, and vied with each other in doing
their duty with alacrity. They wereap
pointed to search every suspected house ia
the city and suburbs for arms, and they
brought in a considerable supply. It waj
remarked that in Canadian houses there
were very few men to be seen, and it is
supposed that they are not far off. Tha
gates at the different barricades were clo
sed, and strong picquets placed to guard
them. Reinforcements of troops wera
sent to various quarters of the district.
At Beauharnois the rebels took possession
of the steamer Brougham, on her way to
-.acniae, witn the mail n h(vr. i
currently reported, that durins the enimtm
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mcnt, Mr. John McDonald while leadin
on a party of dragoons against tho rebels,
wes shot dead, five bullets having pierced
his body. His excellency, Sir John CoU
home, arrived yesterday morning in .lh
John Bull, and issued his proclamation
From the Montreal Courier
We
e were in error in statin tW ih-
Brougham had been towed down toLa
cbine; she lies still at Beauhainois, sunk
m six feet water.
t We omitted to mention on Monday, tha
Chateanguay, which was entered h nan.
1 ty of volunteers and the Indians of Cauglr
ags, unaer trie command of Captain,
Campbell, of the Hussars, w&i found loW
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