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It .... 1 -- !srs jp . W -ww ,3 C P. McDANIEL, Editor. G. D. GERE, FCBLISHER AND PltOPRIET OR The SotfTtua MarksM w,will be publish ed every Tuesday at five dollars in aelvanct or six dollars -t the end of the year. Advcr 4-.aomonta will be insrrted at the usual rate No subscription can be received for less that nix months, nor win any discontinuance bt wade until all dues are paid. All communications to the editor, postap must be paid and the name of tho writer givci insure publication . 1 - had not been tree. What! shall the title From the Ludies' Companion. t0 Bunker Hill be given up to Massachu BUNKER HILL MONUMENT. scus! Will a nation surrender its binb I aw appeal. I We blush when we name Bunker Hill; I und are disposed to skulk away, and hide ourselt m some secret corner, out of the siaht and the cognizance of men. And 6obluslieth every American that hath a soul; the finger-post of whose mind hath I not so rotted at the base, that it loppleth .town, as at bunker I Hit! for Ihey fought 1 and dircctctU downward to the earth and is Americans, for their whole country? I sordid things, but pointelh upward and on (Their memories belong to their whole coun 1 ward. 'Who of vou would build a house :tr ! In the great question of Freedom. I anJ sitleui not down and count the cost? And diJot the projectors of the monu niv. "(junker Hill; who would com ineinoru thereby the birth-place of Free dom the glorious impulse to a world would rear an alter of sacrifice for pal" riotism on that holy of holies did not I ihcy count the cost? Had they no trca I sury, that there standeth a monument halt finished, a bye-word and a reproach dis honoring and cumbering the ground that supporteih it. Aye, truly, they did count ; and thought to draw from an exhaustless treasury A nation's gratitude! a people's patriotism! and it is that such a treasury s'lould be soon reverberate the hollow p jund of emptiness, ihat we are humbled and ashamed that we would hide from lb-; lace of men! Think of it! Men and women of Ainrr i :i Reflect upon it! But s'x y years have we been a nation. Oiir growth is of less I ban yesterday ; so small a period in the lapseof years, that were all departed lime lobe 5 oread o it before us as a map, the prick of a needle's point wou'J .oieilian mifhVe to define our boundaries and c::U tencc there! And yet we are a mighty, a prosperous, a glorious people; a wonder to all nations, ourselves foremost amongst them. Our edifice towers above kingdoms and MMtcipa lilies and h --ury empires overtopping the handiwork of centuries on '.-euturics this edifice of a moment! We were nothing, and in a twinkling, we are every thing! Our hislorj is a sen tence. 'We fought, conquered, were free, and are a great nation!' They that saw our sun of freedom rise have not vet all passed away. 1 Hey yet breathe! they that fought on Bunkcr'Hilll Aye, breathe atvJ move among us, and speak to us they thai helped to make us w hat we are; and we listen to the tale of the inspiring v.o:k from their own mouihs. The f-a cred bhx dof ihe martyrs to achieve what wc enjoy, yet tinges the ground where it fell, fir the earth hath not had time to drink it up. Our fathers our own immediate fathers, by whom we were begotten, creat ed and fixed our fortunes on a rock, and .. .!- 1 I . 1. " . . v.iui ii.i inesu pure, runmnc .distuno- founts of inspiration to patriotism. ' r-7 r-i to have budded a monument, and left it half made! Oh, it is more than a shame it is a bitter, burning, accursed thin"! And it is an aggravation of the degra dation of our own honor, that no difficult testimony of our patriotism was deman ded. It was not asked that we should be come pilgrims to a distant shr.ne, like Musslemeu to their prophet's tomb. It was not asked of us that we should morli lYour flesh, and distort our limbs as doth thcTHindoo devotee nor that we should Feperate ourselves from men, and live in iterrnu soiuuue like the saints of oiden lime; no, nor to sacrifice one of the least f of our hopes or affections, or aught that f were indeed a hard thing; but only and pimply to bestow ofour superfluity of dress 1 a little mite! and wc cannot give it! Bsit what is the utility of a monument, cry some in excuse? Aye, utility! It is an expressive word a word of four s t f ables! and it is used to cover a multitude ofsins! Out upon it! It is used to cloak he very degradaiion of sordid selfishness! Uldity ! Oh, this is the age of utilityl iWe build great stone houses, and labor jikedogs from morning to night, and be. come strangers, in our toil, to the sweet af fections, and the gentler sensibilities, and Jhe enchanting perceptions ofour natures r-we swallow our fod with the rapidity of any quickest thing we can fancy, to the inanilest exposure of ourselves to slran gulalion, that not a moment may be lost, jutd we hoard and hoard, neither enjoying f ourselves the fruits of our labor, nor opening its benefits to others. We build reai raiuroads, for i hey will yield per centawe w Ar uu i r .i S?l 1?Ja 1 .hUfh Cana,S: . for lhQy S ".rrrj-l?uiaS? we maice steam- "uaia Miss unu SDutler. and flv. for thev pvlll yield percentage; and when others pme upon our I -nek, we count'not life as jfl. aught in the one absorbing pursuit, and jn the fierce competition, louder hisses the isteam, broader spatter and spatter the Jwheels, and faster flies t:e boat, and then i.a sound as of th mder -a few shrieks, and hundrcds are hugg J in the embrace of ,dcaih! and all this is utility! Then a mite of these hoaro's i3 asked of nsf that a monument may be reared to their memory, vho bled to give us title to build railroads, dig canals, aad propel steamboats, and .send our great ships, like living things, flapping their huge wings across the wat ers, to fill up 'our store houses with the use fd and the beautiful things of the whole th,and we shake our beads and cry out loud.. 'WWe im thft nf ITJtv V Again, saith the unwilling one; 'I am 'J of Massachusetts; let the peopls 6? WHEN THE VOL. I. Massachusetts build their own monu rnents! Had our fathers said thus, we right. Bunker Hill and its enduring glory are the patrimony of every American hcait. The men who fought there, knew nobounuaiics, no divisions. 1 hey fought as Americans for their whole countiy! And they fought as well at Saratoga, and White Plains, and Brandy wine, and York- iMcl its birth and its results, Massachu ttls men and New York men and South Carolina men are cast in the grand and ,i,)iioiS name of Americans country-' oea! Massachusetts men and New York ijen ann South Carolina men fought side tv side, shoulder to shoulder, and ihcir ciist mingles beneath the same sod where ueir patriot blood ran out in a commin id stream! Oh, let not their children ceate divisions that the fathers had not! And now an appeal is made once more, irncricans, shall the monmcnt be finish. c? Women of America, take up this ,-uc! Be you the avengers of your cuntry's honor! Wipe you away the stain lilt is upon us! Plead, implore, wee."! 7icre may be hard hearts that can with suid your p ravers. Who shall withstand v'.ir tears? Weep! that we may no lon r,r be a bye-word. Your mothers cheer ciand supported and filled with courage ib bosoms of our fathers in the hour of inland dismay and their memories are i!sset- Let their daughters emulate :!iir mothers; and ery, 'give! give!' and nCc sluggish patriotism, and tear away i Id t nfoldmu shroud of selfishness and t ha, too, shall be blessed in their day and ircicralion n. r. it. lANTHJiK FIGHT ON GRAND river. "iie New Orleans Picayune says: ltA gecicman of our acquaintance has lately reSved a letter rj;n Co'. Bo. vie, of Ib-i crv.ie. lion. containing some interesting rela- Wc are kmdly permitted to make -extracts, alter apologizing to the writ" lor publishing that to the world, whia was meant only for the eye of a frieit The letter is daleJ Nov. lUih, luoland after the mention of some mi nor natters. -tho Col. Describes tho p pearnreof a man he encountered in the wood lately, while on a hunting excur sion n ihe following words: 'Invanold man in the woods that has lived tiere three years alone; he says he has Hui no human being before, in twelve months, an odd old fellow, who knew nei ther tl month or dav; when I found him he wadigging potatoes; he has about six humml head of hogs, these with his gun and ilnare his only companions; his beard is. perkily while, and about eight inches Ing;hfeomes nearer my idea of an old pairinru than any thing I ever saw, he was die. ed in buckskin and appeared con lented1 Theft Is doubtless a history of some in terest crmected w ilh the life of one, wl o at anavanced aire, thus contemns the itemns the We should sympalEes of the world Iiketohur the old man's tale, under the shade of-0me tree, by a streamlet in the loiest. The Hiowing notice of a 'Panther w ich came off lately on Grand Hi ver, spaiig v ei for thc prowess of those engaged , it. Mr. Ci r hearing a lirg squeal about dark; toolUp his gun ar.d went out to sec what va; i( pay. On his arrival in the cane,hefyt,j a panlhcr rather busy1. in makmu utfrt iia niinmiil tn fii-n his rifle, bt it snapped; he lhen struck the animal on h0 nose wjln i(t when the bar rel fell ou; 0f lhe slock. Upon this the panther jvnipccl back into the cane, and seized the l,g which he had left for the purpose of 4lUxcking Carr, who - nothing daunted by tlio uhioward accident, went io his hous repaired the damage of his gun and casie back to the scene, with his wife and a joung girl ; one of them having an axe andjHs other a tomahawk- On arnvi,g they found the panther be hing abunclof pametto, where he could . ..vaj. - - tD I ----- mm to tho . i "07c"iis;inctly. Carr gave up his , , i; iook tne axe ana cuime ' Palrae 10 K at that instant the panther .leaped upohims threw him down and bit mm intkhM,i anA his murdero,4 feet at hU throat when Carr caught him by the under jaw, and held hitn w4hihand in his mouth. Mrs. Oarr then moanted the panlher, tomahawk !",! ? ' a?d &ave him several blows; a mtledogal9o5ei2in him at thes?.me time. rhe panther let g0bCarr, and gatkering the dog, retrated into the cane break again. Larrand i,i3 Tamily, then went home, and sentfbr Capt. Ives, who came over with his gun and a fine buU dog. pUt on a thick coat, and repaired to the battle ground. irefrundthepanlher as nimble as ever, and qnite enragec for he leaped upon him so s&on lhalfohQ bad,nt time to fire his gun ; his trusty bull dog, however, dragged the .rment'. off alter he bad sinppeu ives' coat inln LiHora Ivm WHS afraid to shoot than r. f kin; hi Jocr, and had tp.. n...: i,-;r ;v. t f!5 ofjwiiic) he $patcaed him. This i the . - vuui lis si ki iiv i wr nonr. n ilii QTTT71TI mm PEOPLE CEA.SE TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES, THEN THEIR LIBERTIES ARE CLINTON, MI. TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1839. only time of late years, I have heard of the Bowie kuife being used for the purpose originally intended, and for which alone it was intended. ' - The above extract from the Colonel's letter is doubtless true in every particu lar, and -we compliment all parties con cerned, for their coolness and courage on the occasion. Wonderful relic op the past. Mr. Buckingham gives the following view of the wonderful ruius of Thebes, in a late lecture on Egypt. The ruins of Thebes existed in nearly the same proportions on each bank of the Nile. On ascending the river, a number ot vast temples were seen on the left hand, while on the right were thecatecoms or tombs of the kings and nearly in Jhe centre was the celebrated statue of ihe Memmon. The principal Temple which had astonished all. travellers by its magni tude and beauty, was on the right bank of the Nile. It was dedicated to Jupiter Aramcn was remarkable for the harmony ot its proportion and was Dlaced in ihe best possible place to be seen, an advan tage of which the ancients never lost sight bnt which seems;to be disregarded in mod erndays. It was situated at two miles distance from the bank of the Nile, that it might be seen by the voyager at a pro per point of view. A flight of massive granite steps led from the river to the bank which when the traveller had as ended, he found himself at the entrance of a wide avenue reaching to the Temple, and which was lined on both side for one and three quarteisof a mile with Sphynxes, carved out of solid rock, being each 20 ft in hight and standing 00 ft apart. The remainder of the avenue, the other quarter of a mile was ornammted with statues sixty It. in height, and near the gateway were two obelisks, each 120 ff in height. On pas sing the doorway, and arriving beneath theportica, the scene was truly magnifi cent, creating astonishment and inspiring a feeling of veneration and awe, not only in the educated traveller, but even in the minds of the Arab guide, who frequently visited the spot. Bozem and Denon had both described in powerful language, the effect produced upon their feelings, by the extent and sublimity of the prospect a rjund thcnl. Mr. B. described the magnitude of the portirn ond compared it lo the porllCOOt the Capitol at Washington which was in due proportion to the body of the build ing itself. The portico of the Capitol was supported by 24 columns, being doub. le the number ordinarily used on these oc casions : thev were each 9 ft. in diameter, a nd p rese n t cd a mos t i m po'si ng a p pea ra nee I Cut in ..m il nf ihfi iPmnlnnf J uniler Ammon, the number of columns was one I"" : . hunderedand forty-four each was 12 ft. in diameter, and stood at least 42 ft apart? In the centre of this porlico there was a space sufficiently large to contain the Capitol at Washington with the adjoining green. But this vast portico was in proper ar chitectural proportions with the immense budding t which itwfitsthe entrance. The Temple of Jupiter Ammon being 2 miles in length, having been frequently measured, once by the French Cavalry under De3S;,;x, who rode round it at a brisk ;lrofiand calculated its extent by tha lime it required to perform the act again by toot soldiers, who marched around it, and finally by the French savans, in Napoleons army, who measured it with chains, and asce'riaincd it to be two English miles in length. The vastness of its size struck the be holder with awe, but the decorations in sculpture and painting, on the columns and walls, doubtless required more labor than even the erection of the Temple itself. Tiie whole interior of the walls was cov ered with Mythological figures, which could not be understood at this day, and great and small hireoglyphics probably many millions in number. These picto rial writings were painted in the most vi vid colors, the brilliancy of which contin uecreuto the present time.; The outer surface of the . wall of the temple was covered with paintings and sculpture of much excellence, representing battle sceues, landscapes, 4c- of" evei7 variety, showing that the artists of that period must have possessed much genuine tkill. This renowned Temple from its collossal size, and the great number and variety of its decorations, could hardly have been benin and completed during the lifetime of one of their kings. It was probably the work of several reigns, and no one could view it, without being forcibly struc wiih the grandeur and sublimity of its ap pearance, and filled with admiration at the vastness of the Egyptian architecture. TIME BY- J. K. PAULDING. I saw a temple reared by the hands of man, standing with its high pinacie in the distant plain. The streams beat upon it the God of Nature hurled his thunderbolts against it and yet it stood as firm as ad amant. Revelry was m its halls, the gay, the happy, the young, and beautiful, were there I returned and O! that temple was no more! Its high walls' lay in scattered ruins, the moss and wild grass grew rankly there: and at the midnight hour, the owls' nmr and irav who revelled cT added to the deep souauae. i ne there had j passed away. i : n at ma I saw a child rejoicing in his youth the idol of his mother, and pride of his father. 1 returned, and that child had become old! Trembling with the weight of yeara he stood the last of his generation, a stranger amidst the desolation around him. I saw the old oak standing in all its pride on the mountain the birds uereca-vj oliing on the houghs. I returned, and that oak was leafless and sapless; the winds were playing at their pastime through its branches. who is the destroyer?' said I to my guardian angel. It is Time, said he. When the morn ing stars sang together with joy over the new made world, he commenced his course and when h? shall -have destroyed all that - J comedown the other day in thesleam0 iioat Cleaveland. She's a pretty fixin, Golly ! ain't she a smasher? Once coining down, aslieak of lightning followed three miles and better. The captain see it was gaining on us a little, so he to!d the man to siarboard the helm and let it go by. It aid go tike a horse, and we were so near i it that tho deck passengers smelt brim-1 s one. The captain felt a little cheap at first, , about letting it beat him, and said the I steamboat was iU up, but I told him he did peifeclly right to run out, as there was so many women on board, and then there was so much iron, that it drew the lightning and helped it along, so it warn't fair play. You should have neard the thunder that come along just after it. It would have given you a new idea for one of 'vour r. Perhaps you dinVit know where I come from. Give 113 your fist now and I'll tell you all about if. When I'm home, I stops i i the Chuckaliokec diggin, in the Slate of Indiana. We raised an almighty crop of wheat Ill's year, 1 reckon nigh upon four thousand bushels, and a sprinkling of corn oal? potatoes and gjiden sass. " You could i .i r -it i i- uoiii u.c caiiu gioan an rouHu our seine ment, ihe crops were so heavy, and that's I what gives rise to the stories about earth quakes. It was enough to make a young earthquake to hear corn grow a3 it did; and as to potatoes, I'il be skinned alive if ever I saw anv thinsr like it. Whv anv yne of them warm nights, you just go out into a little p.vcli ot fifty acres, close lo the house and hold your ear down,you could hear the young potatoes quarrelling, and the old ones swearing at them because they did'nt lay lay along and, slop crowd ing. f calculate you did't raise such crops in these pails. Why, one day, one of our sq uash vin?s chased a drove of hogs better ihat half a mile, and ihcy ran and squalled as if the lhe old boy was after them. One little pigs'.ubLcdhi3 toe and fell down and was never seen afterwards. Wc got inpreity much all the crops, and I told lhe old men I would take a trip down Kastandsee the old folks, grandfathers and mothers, aunts and cousins, a prelly considerable heap of them I calculate, down lo old Vermont. So I packed up my plunder, got on the stage and started. 1 reckon I'll have a little fun among you before, I take a canal boat for down East. All I'm after is to be clawing into the pumpkin pies about thanksgiving lime. A Chapter on Laughter. I am not one of those who think with the poet that a loud laugh bespeaks a vacant mind. I love to hear a sturdy outburst; Jquick, sud den, full and sonorous. . Not a premedit ated laugh, mind you ! Not one of those explosions where you see a risible mus cles working and puckering up half an hour previous to the expected cachinnalory ebullition. No telegraphick signals for me. No precursers lo destroy the effects of what is coming, give me a laugh, the sound of which strikes upon the tympa num with lhe sudden effect of thunder faom the summer sky yet would not I have it uproarious or lasting either, but of moderate volume, end departing as sud denly as it came. Theie is some pleasure in tell'ng a good joke lo a hearly laugher it repays you for treasuring it in your memory you feel ihat your sociability is appreciated, and while the recipient shakes all over with mirth, you congratulate your self that lhe pleasurable feeliugs'you have excited are a worthy, tribute paid lo your powers of humerous recital. No man ev er laughed without being stout and whole souled withal. There is more philosophy in the advice "laugh and grow fat," than is dreamed of in the day dreams of the ma ny. It implies a capability of neutralizing tare by diluting it with good humor. The MAN GONE. NO. 8. lean ragged, farlivc-looking anatomy never enjoys the luxury of a good laugh; at least not such an one as makes you throw yourself back inyi ur chair, your thumbs tucked into the arnvholecs of your waist coo, your face turned to the veiling, your moulb wide open, ar.d every thew and sicew convulsed with pleasant sensations Uij physical powers are unequal to so much exertion a brief smile is ihe utmost he can compass and that "like moonlight! on the blasted hfiiib." nnlr pytwspsIk ' its melancholy brightness, the dessolatio of the surface it irradiates. Never si'flj pleasurable feelings. Every honest laugh a man enjoys draws a nail. from his colli n "vive la bagatelle," "laugh when you can," "throw physlck to the dog?,' and study lobe as good humoured as you miy it is the only secret of a long life and a green old age. Good humor is belter than Swain's Panacea and cheaper to boot. Never be annoyed at trifles; they are but the flying clouds across the blue sky of a mans life. They soon pass away, and what the better are you for having been ill humored at their presence. Sunshine is the laughter of nature, anl, mark you! low heart-gladdened all things are when basking beneath its beauty. The lambs frisk, the birds sing the streams leap in their brightness, and even the spirit of man wpands glowing to its influence. As sun Mne is to the visible world, so is laughter humanity -irradiating and vivifying ning and expanding. N. Y. Minor' The Farmer. No avocation in life is more respectable and useful than that of the farmer. The time has gone by, when contempt is cast upon the husbanclmjn. Agriculture as a science, is becoming more important and more honorable. It is the noblest fort lie natural employment of man. The intelligent and independent farmer is ever respected; he holds an important and responsible place in soeiety. Upon him devolve many duties; upon him rests many obligations. In him we look for ex- amples in patriotism, virtue and intem Living not in the "ham of hu Cence. man cities;"1 where he would be continu ally in the whirlpool of political and other excitement, he can examine questions of a moral, religious and r-olilical nature, with a cool head and calm mind, and an unbi nrwt j.iigo.oiii, 'J'w Mm we tootc lor correct opinion, and in him we should find asafecouncellorand a correct adviser. Our farmers should cultivate their minds and hearts as well as their fields. They lean gain the rich rewards in the mental, J as they can reap profitable harvests in the natural world, without learning a man cannot be a first rate farmer. Without in telligence he cannot discharge in a proper manner, the dulie3 of a citizen. Auri- culture is a science that requires ex peri- ence and study. Men must be educated Jo be farmers, as well as doctors or law yeas. And there are thousands of young men, who are in stores and oifices, who should go into agricultural pursuits. It would be belter for lliem, better for the country. And who would not lather be an independent farmer, than a small shop keeper, or a fourth rate lawyer, or doctor? Who would not rather be first in a useful empioymenr, man to ue a iilman in one which the world calls honoreble? Let young men seek for lands, rather than for situations, "in the cotton trade and sugar line." Mobile Ploughboy. Mexico axd France. The N. Orleans Bulletin of Friday last, says of lhe refusal of Mexico to accept tho capitulation ofx fered by the. French. "To provoke a war with so powerful a foe, would be an act of insanity in the rulers of Mexico, and unless some foreign nation interposes, the entire subjugation of that Slate would be the re sult; and perseverance in a policy so rash, and fraught with results that threaten the very existence ot lhe Government, can scarcely be anticipated though all calcu lations may fail, that are predicated on the movements of a people like the Mexicans. Their imbecility is only surpassed by heir pride and ignorance. The great mass la bor under the delusion that the Mexicans are the mostj iwerful and opulent r nation on earth; and it was not until the defeat of Santa Anna, at San Jacinto, that their in vincibility began lo . be doubted. The Texians have done much to remove Ibis popular enor,but it still lingers among the lower classes, and will exercise, no doubt, an influence upon the measures of . lhe Government. An homage to this vulgar infatuation in all probability, has led to the refusal to rat'fy thecapilulalion of General f incon. The Government were apprehen sive of a popular tumult should they ratify stipulations; that were esteemed humilia ting to the national dignity of Mexico. Hence, to sustain themselves in public esti mation, the Administration parly may have been forced to adopt a line of policy which their own judgment condemned as ruinous to the country." ; Fatal Affrat at Louisville. More Stabbing.- The Gait House at Louisville lias lately been the sceneof another row far more terrible in its result than the one when Capt. Marryat got into the scrape and was compelled to leave on account of the phre nologists wife. - We gather the facts from the Louisville Reporter of the 7th insl. They are as follows : "Our city on Saturday evening, was thrown in'o an extraordinary state of ex citement by the fact being generally known mat three gentlemen from Mississippi, lodging at the Gait House, had stabbed four of ourcitizens, in the bar room of the hotel, d unng a fracas which had originated as follows: The Mississippi gentlemen", Judge Wilkerson, of Yazoo county, in that, slate, his brother and a Mr.Murdock, had,, it appeared, been at Mr. Kecfding's storev on ihe corner of Pearl and Main streets, a. bout four o'clock in the afternoon, to re turn a coat, on the ground of misfitting. .The gentleman who objected lothe fitting of the coat was not the one for whom it had been made, and Mr. Redding being irritated by his remarks, made some obscr vation3 which cause J the Mississippi party to draw their Bowie knives and threaten vengeance. In this early affray, one of the Mississippi parly, it is alleged struck Mr. Redding with a poker, and otherwise as- 8 u,,iei1 ll'm Tllfey lhen lert Mf- Redding's Btoie and repaired to the Gait House. At six o ciock, iur. ii.ea.ding, followed by a few f. lends, namely, his brother-in-law, Mr. Roth well the halter, corner of Sixth and Market streets, Mr. Meeks, bar-keeper of 'the Wall Street House, and Mr. Holmes pilot of the Henry Clay, and perhaps oth er?, weat to the Gait House to demand the names of the Mississippi gentlemen, for the purpose of gel ling a warrant against them. They met Judge W. in the bar room ana the altercation was thenrenewed, in the course of which, Meeks was ripped up in the abdomen by a Bowie knife, and his bowels gushed out, instantly causing his death; and Roth well was stabbed through thebackover the left hip, and bv another blow from the front through the liver, near the same side; Holmes was stabbed through the fleshy part of his left, arm, above the elbow, and his hand was also badly hurt. It is feared the wounds received by Mr. Rothwell will prove mor tal; ihat received by Mr. Holmes is not dangerous. Two pistols were fired in the a tray. Mr. Oldham also received a stab through the fleshy part of his arm. The Mississippi gentlemen escaped unhurt ex cept from the effects of such beating as was inflicted without weapons in the scuf fle. By this lime a great crowd had as sembled about the Gait House, and such was the excitementagainst the Mississip pians that they would probably have been lorn io pieces had they rot fled up stairs . and hid in a dark room. The Mayor, City Marshal, and the police officers were in siantly on the spot; aad Lucas, one of the watchmen rushed into the dark room to secure the prisoners. They at first resist ed, but upon a light being procured sur rendered themselves lo the Mayor and offi cers. The three persons lhu3 apprehended were Judge Wilkerson, charged with stab bing Rothwell; bis brother with aiding and abeTting;add Mr. Murdock, charged with having killed Meeks. They were taken separately, unknown to the crowd, each in custody of an officer, through a back pas sage fiom ihe Gait House and lodged in the jail, which the Mayor announced the committal lo the crowd which then dis persed." ; From the Journal we learn that Roth well died of his wounds the next day after ihe occurrence, (Sunday.) It was thought that Holmes, the pilot, would recover. The persons impnciicuin me iransaciun were taken before the examining Court on Mon day, but, at their own request the trial was postponed. Alabama Banking Law. A bill has been introduced in the Legislature of Ala bama for Ihe advancement of lhe Agricul ture, Commerce and Industry of Alabama. It provides for the issuing of ten millions of State Stock, the incorporation of a State Bank, and the construction of internal im provements, &:c Sec Hep. Ban. From the Columbus Democrat. " INTERESTING LETTER FROM THE HERMITAGE. The following letter was addressed to lhe junior Editor by his old and valued friecd, the accomplished Editor of the Free Trader. Ii was delayed so long by the mails that it did not reach here until after the departure of Col. Lester to attend the military reviews in lhe Southern part of the Stale. The letter was evidently written in has'.e, and not designed for the press, but we lake the responsibility to lay it before our readers. Nashville, Sept. 8, 1833. Frien Lester. In compliance with my promise, I drop you a few lines rela tive to the retired Chieflian of the Hermit age, whom we havejusl returned from vis iting. l he old Hero received us with his usu al urbanity, and presented us to his inter esting adopted family, and to your friend Col, E i iie. The venerable Ex-President is quite feeble but in fine spirits, and bis mind appeals as vigrousas when his bo dy was in the psrenuial pride of manhood. LI is frame is bowed down by lhe weight of years of toil and expsure in the service of a countiy that has proved herself grateful. oy awarding io mm ner nighest honors. I could not look upon that splendid wreck of physical greatness, illumined as it still is by super-human intelligence and pro phetic forecast, without a feeling of awe mingled with my devotion and love. If there ever was, a man whose personal ap peararrce and conversation could arouse the best feelings and purest aspirations, of the human heart, that man is Gen. Andrew Jackson. ibose who have abused bim most, have known him least. Could they see him now at bis retreat, surrounded by the young and beautiful; him, the self willed general, the proud conqueror, the great statesman, the lofty geniu.f, the in cotruptible oatriot, as unpretending as the most lowly who receive hospitality at his nanus, I think the tniiit of malace iljt.1? . ...... V.' t t, r c I ! ' f t t Ir-! r l t ii J Ill t II - '""