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From the Seat or War.?The southern papers
received yesterday, bring cheering news, and lead tu to
hope for a specd v termination to the scenes of outrage
and massacre that daily reach our ears.
The Tallahassee Floridiun says, that arms and munitions
are on their way from Augusta, and that .Major
Welford had started to meet and protect them on their
route. Tallahassee has not been burned or destroyed, j
nor are any apprehension* entertained on that score.
The frigate Constellation, and sloops Vuudulia and St. j
Louis, are already at the scene of action.
Capt. Hooker, a few days since, being stationed at a
forJ 011 the lower Suwannee, discovered about thirty
Indians on the opposite side, and although he had but
nine men, he crossed tlie river, and after a short but ;
very severe contest, the Indians were routed with great
i wcive int'iKiiv maians, wn? arrived lately irom
Tampa, report ttiat the celebrated chief Powell, or
Osceola,died two day* after the battle of Withlacoochee, 1
from the effects of the wounds he received in the action.
The report is, however, not generally credited.
Col. Parish, on the l'2lh ult., had a sharp encounter
with a large body of Indians. The Indians were in
ambush, and suffered Capt. Bellamy and his command
to pass them, and then attacked them in the rear. Col.
Parish, who hastened to his succor, was surrounded,
and the volunteers attempted to charge through them
on horseback. Being repulsed, they were dismounted,
and, forming on foot, again charged, and with the aseistance
of Capl. Bellamy, who had just put to flight
the party that had attacked him, they forced the Indians
to retire.
The whites did not think it prudent to follow them,
aa night was coming on, but lay upon their arms all
night, in readiness to resume the attack in the morning.
The Indians, however, had ?ed, and Colonel Parish
marched back to Fort Kinsr. where he arrivpd in aafrtv.
He then proceeded to Powell's Town, which he destroyed.
A St. Augu?tine paper of the 2d instant, states that a
company of 30 volunteers had just arrived in the John
D. Mongi, to join General Clinch. They are mostly
mounted, mud comniunded by Dr. W. P. Wilson. 18
more are hourly expected from Savannah. As soon as
tlie latter arrive, they will all proceed to Camp king. I
Seven of the Creek chiefs have entered into written
. pledges to abstain from hostilities, and in that case the
frontiers of Geoigia will be secure from further depredations.
> .
The Indian force in Florida, ft*is said, amounts now
to about 3600 men, 2000 Indians, 1000 negroes, and 600 ,
vagabonds of %U descriptions, commanded by young
chiefs educated at the Military Academy at West Point.
Five companies, consisting of from 70 to 100 men
ach, have left Macon (Geo.) for the seat of war,-and '
the Governor of Georgia has made a draft fifranortier
regiment for Florida. ' ..jj* v ' . |
Cutler* Ttade'of Sheffield.?We perceive by
t'.ie Sheffield Independent, a trial ha# been going on'
between Ardion and Wostenholai, that'.has caused ,
grfat excitement among the workmen' of that tovvn^
The trade be Trig now vrff gootf, inferior workmen'tire
demanding tlie full Ijjpp fl>ices.?]vfeT?fri 1810."",- :
It appears in evi ce riiSt'the old house of Joseph j 1
Rodgers Sc Sons, J^orfolk st^et, Sheffield, is the only
house thai payt to tlisifr worlunen (about 300) the full ! (
price, and rftyfue e$cli article to be perfect in quality 1
and finish. They hure never varied their prices, thereby '
securing to themselves the best workmen of the town, t
rfiany of whom hove ?mwn grev in their service, and i
?o long as they continue to make the best article, re* *
caiv?*piployment. :
It appi-tta tfcat other Sheffield cutlers make a diflV- (
rence between the qualities of goods manufHcture<$.for 1
home and foreign markrti^ btit' Wrftf'^MeSar?
6c. Son manufacture only one ariicle, and that is the J
ery best. They not only make the best, but it appears ,
they employ;three or four times ns many hands as any i
house in th?*: trade?so much for perseverance and . '
strict integrity |
The naipegrf Rodgers ha? been so loag known '
throughout* thfe world, that it is thought by some the |
present house is not the original one. The original <
Joseph Rodgers, we lears. is lor.;; since dead, leaving
* four sons, all of whom were men brought up to the J
v wheel, aod have lost none of the keen edge of the i
. father; they hare increased the business of the house i
tenfold. Besides enriching themselves, they have
added so much to the reputation of Sheffield cutlery, |
that London cutlery is no more thought of. This is the i
house that has a knife with 1821 blades, valued at
$1000, and makes scizzors 1 doz. to the grain.
N. B.?For Rodgers' Hardware Manufactures in
this city, see advertisement of R. W. Spies, 192 Pearl
street, in another column.
O* What is the reason that the Sua does not publish
the counter statement of Maria Monk's Disclosures ?
Does the Sun only give one side ? ' Has not its Caiboj
lie readers a right to see both sides 1 Come, come, no
'^e New Orleans American says that Mr. Keefe,
'' th?proprielor of the New YorkSoirit of the Times, has
* arfijfcid in that city. "
IJ37* The Italian Opera House is leased by Caldwell,
> of'J^ew Orleans.
fsi.ngilak Disclosure.?Roulkt Miciu, No. 26:
Broadway.?The annexed extraordinary article i
copied from a suppressed edition of the New Yoki
Suw, of I9ili Jan. 1&15, now in our possession. Tin
facts connected with its suppression are these :?Oi
(he evening of the 18th of June, Mr. Day, the editor o
the Sun, put a proof sleet of the article iuto tiie hand:
of a dismissed clerk of Maekie's. This proof was con
vejed to Mackie himself about 9 o'clock. He became
terribly alarmed, summoned his friends?and bethoughi
himself what he should do. An appluatiou was made
to Mr. Day to suppress the .rticle. He at tirst refused
and said?"no money can l)Hy me off." The edition
was going to press?no time was to bo lost?ami
Mackie's friends advised him to give any money for it.suppression.
Two checks accordingly were drawn out
for $250 cacti, $500 in all, on the .Merchants' Exchange
Bank. With these chccks they went to (lie ollice ol
tbe Sun, and such was their potency that the press
was slopped?the annexed article taken out of the form,
and al! the copies printed off, to the amount of nearly
one thousand, carried over to No. 2G2 Broadway, and
there destroyed in a large fire, except three copies, one
of which we now have. Mr. .YIerritt, the, police officer,
was present during the bonfire. This is the way the
Sun officfe has made money?being $750 a line.
From the Suppressed New York Sua, June 1U, 1815.
Memtroiu, Foul, and Lnnatural.?It this morning
becomes our duty to disclose an instance ?f uumunly
and detestable villainy, unequalled and unrivalled in
ihe peculiar loathsomeness of its character by any
of which we have hitherto read or heard. On more
than one occasion we have exhibited to public reprobation
many criminals whom the law could not reach,
;ind have drawn down deserved punishment upon
thtir heads. But the degree of public indignatiou
which this case cannot fail to excite, will probably
be such as to call forth the officers of justice to shield
rather than to punish a culprit, the unanticipated and
iiaimugiiiable nature of whose crime has left our laws
Jevoid of a provision to punish, [lucludiug caption,
north $150.]
Were he to be seized and deliberately tarred and
feathered, the punishment, though unlawful, would
mild and gentle in comparison to his offence, and
were his house, the scene of his iniquity, to be levelled
with the ground, few persons could be found to
.U.nu l.nu><ii'?r ralilKlaill lh?v ... : :f
Jiivnvvv. .V.UVM.... I" JUSillJl
iuch an expression of public feeling. It is a case
which will arouse the manly indignation of everv huaiaad,
father, brother, and lover, in this couimunitv, and
xcite confusion and dismay in the bosoms of every virtuous
wife, sister and daughter to whom it becomes
known. It is nevertheless our initiative duly to reveal
we will do so as unreservedly as a du? regard m
ielicacy will'permit. [Worth only'-^itt.j. ,
A lew. days since we received a written <?##ntnuni:ation;
whiirtl Mated that ROBERT A1ACKIE, Dry
Li(?o(lsJAte[^littUt,,.of No. 262 Broadway, was habitually
guilty of jtoe -post revolting, though secret outrage,
jpon the-persons of the unsuspecting female cnstomrs
his store. This was explained by
ha fiirj^er; statement, that by means of holes made
n tbe.^loor and communicating with the -cellar beleath.
ibe^ was daily in the practice of gratifying an
.nfiniotftly libidinous c'uflosity. This imputation upon
i tradesman who keeps one of the most fashiouable
tnd frequented stores iu Broadway, appeared to us
:oq horrible for credibility, and we inclined to consider
he communication a base and malicious attack upon
lis character. It was therefore rather with the hope
>f detecting the supposed calumniator, than of acquiring
.corroborative information, that we inserted a
lotice in'onr columns requesting an interview with
li^ wfiter. In the meantime, Mackie called on us
in J iBquired if we had not received such a commitlication.
We told him we certainly had, and coulidering
it what he pcbnounced it to be, utalicious,
?e frankly placed it in his possession, with the sincere
hope that it would "afford him a clue to his secret
;nemy. Shortly afterwards we received information
to fully confirmative of that in the letter, as to induce
is to submit the whole matter to the investigation of
>ur magistrates of police. [ ?\ ortli %90.1
The further information lo which we allude was to
he effect, that not only was there a Iibl6 ttl the floor
?ear the door, beneath which Mackie wt.i iti the habit
jf lying upbn his back, upon a platform elevated to
aciiil'ite his infamous practice with regard to every
omale who passed or loitered near the doftr way, but
ilso that ltH?re were several other holes made for the
.aine purpose, and furnished with a similar conveliencte,
neifr the counter, by which the ladies neoessarily
stood in-making their purchases. One of these
loles- was immediately adjacent to that part of the
:ountejon which was placed a case containing belt
ribands and other fancy articles, which females were
likely to occupy some time in inspectiAg, aud which
liff clerks had strict injunctions not to remove froia its
jlaoe, [-Worth $48.]
YVe were further informed that Jtlackie was in the
labit-nf indulging this heinous and unnatural propensity
for utmost incredible peri6ds of the day; and that
when he again came up into the store, excited bv
some new or attractive visitor, he woiild often 8Hdienly
retire to renew -his horizontal stariUn l?elow; and
?f the females who weie.indiscrimijiatelv subjected to
this monstrous outrage, not even the lady to whom he
was affiauoed to be married, waa exempt. To thi.s
lady ill particular, whilst examining .ribands, it was
often noticed by the clerks* that- he made frequent
apologies for sudden absence from the store. It
was, indeed, the frequency of these sudden absentrnents,
that first excitt'd the suspicions of the clerks
u.ith roc/nr/1 fr* iho nnmnrilv an<l immiirnns rmirsA in
which their unworthy employe* .was indulging; but
what probably led to its exposure was an insult which
he thus secretly ofTe recTtaia /ein a [e friendof one of these
young meq. [Worth $90.]
Being authentically informed pf these and other
facts which are-too utterly repubive for publication,
we yesterday visited the store,. 2ft2 Broadway, rtearly
opposite the Pifk, in company with Messrs. Tompkins
and Huntington, the police officers, who were desired
to attend-us. We there discovered in the floor
four holes, one near the door al?oat four inches m circumference,
nnd three others somewhat smaller, anil
about six inches apart,, near the caser of ribands and
fancy articles to which we have liefore alluded. These
latter were fitted with plugs to present detection.?
Mackie was absent, but whether in the practise of a
pursuit in which we ace assured, he has lasciviously in
I, FEBRUARY 16, 18&
2 I dulged for more than a year past, or to secure bis e?- I
s ' cn|?* from tho city, were unable to ascertain. We now '
, leave this statement with the public. That we ure
j convinced of its truth, we need not f?av, or we should
J ! not hove fearlessly incurred the responsibility of pubi
1 lishing it. That this monster may not escape even a .
j- greater punishment than the ruin of bis business, which
is inevitable, we sincerely hope; but what that punish'
ment uiav be, if it come not through the medium of the
la?s, it is almost tearful to imagine. Certain we are
that if ever indignation against a human being were
, just and Im*I v, that which must be kindled against him
in a virtuous community when this publication meets
its eye, would merit those attributes. Unwilling, how.
ever; too highly to incense the public mind, we defer
giving further particulars upon this subject at present.
I [The wind np?worth $122.] _
1 ILrThe following correspondence which has been
handed us for publication, speaks for itself:?
New York, January 30,1836.
Hon. Lkwih Cass, Secretary of War.?Sir: The
i undersigned, a committee ap|M>inled at a public meeting
of our fellow citizens, who were conveaed for the purpose
of expressing their sympathy for their suffering
fellow- citizens in Florida, and of devising some method
of atfordiug timely relief, having assurances that a body
of volunteers (saytwo hundred and fifty)could be immediately
obtaiued in this city for that serv ice, have deemed
it their duty to aseertain from this department, first
whether their services would be accepted by the general
government, if so, for what term they w ould probably
be required, and also whether the general government
would provide them with arms and the requisite
munitions of war and would also transport them to St.
Augustine or other place in Florida, where their ser
vices may be required.
The inquiry is thus submitted from the circumstance
| tilut ui) appropriation is now made by the government
; as anouueed by the papers, for the suppression of Indian
i hostilities in that quarter.
Your obd't servants,
F. A. Tallmadge.W. M. Price, J. B. Murray,Donald
Fraser, Daniel Jackson, Joseph Hepsou.
War Department, Feb. 4,1831*.
I Gentlemen:?I have had the houor to receive your '
letter of the :#)tli ultimo, assuring the department that
; the services of two hundred and fifty volunteers may be
| had immediately in the city of New York to aid in the
! suppression of the Indian hostilities in Florida.
i Allnw me in answer to return you my thanks for the
proceedings of the meeting to which you refer, and for
i the patriotic feelings which have dictated the measureo
i you propose, under existing circumstances however it
i will not be necessary fur the government to avail itself
of the offer you have made. Major General Scott has .
proceeded to the theatre of operations with full power !
| to bring into the field such a force, regular and militia,
as I trust will enuble him promptly to subdue those j
misguided ledi?n?- His regular troops when conceu- ,
trated will probably exceed twelve hundred men in?d i
he is authoriaa>^? upon the Executives of CtauUi .
Carolina, Georgia, Alalmnn and FlorufV. for aach niifitia
force as he may find necessary. It is some days
> since he left here and his preliminary arrangements
have no doubt beea made, or are making for conducting
j the campaien with such men and material, as the state
! of afTuirs in Florida may seem to him to require.?
To dispatch forces therefore at the present time front
! this quarter, would be an unnecessary interference with
the discretion entrusted'to him, and would not facilitate
the operations against the Indians, os it appears by information
from the Southern States that arrangements
were preparing thwre for bringing into the field a competent
force. -.Verv respectfnlly,
' Your most obd't servant,
Sf * - Lewis Cass.
: F. A. Tallniadjje^ W. M. Price, J. B. Murray, Donuld
I Fraser, lWmef Jackson, Joseph liopsou, Esq'rs.
New Yoj$ Ci^.
Unio.i or Engi*A*i> and France.?It is stated thut
j there is strong pair in England and France in fuvorof i
: the union of thtfsefljo mighty kingdoms by means of a
marriage betweeuia son of France and the Princess
I Victoria o fiwrd\ . f? . . ,
To the wory menacing position of Russia is to be atI
tributed the tendency of men's minds among the two I
I western powers of Europe, to unite and present a solid !
I front iu all fature time. Russia though governed by i
| an educated family is barbarous in feelings, in know- j
I ledge, in views. The civilization of western Europe is i
I r,, ii?. i..j i 1? ? >-- I
. 1.1 osgirai . Iiviu IIC1 iionraiwus iioiuitb an uir I
Human Empire wus from the same regions during its j
decline and fall, scaled in the midst of tlie
northern elefnentsJre-Kereelf inaccessible to other power,
but possesses the- most unbounded tncans of subjugating
all thepiore civilized countries around her.
The recent sfxwclrbf Lquis Phillippc contains friendly
sentiments towards England that are new and strange
| in the mouth, of a French monarch. Looking at the
situation of the royal rice"1 of England, it would not be
^uprising in the mutation-of human affairs, if France
should give to EagUnd a second time a king. It is
very evident thg("new vi^ws begin to agitate the courts
of western Europe andtlAt since the conclusion of the
; last long war, a complete revolution has been worked
j in the politics of the civilized world.
Struck by LiGHTtu.NG.-^Tbe Barque Saratoga, of
and-for Boston, from Palermo, was struck by lightning
| tift {he night of the 12th of Dec. At the time of tha atcyltnti-she
was east of Gibraltar, lying to in a gale of
wiiM.' jShe ran into the Bay of Gibraltar and anchored.;
In tC-fe* minutes she parted her cables and went
Vsltore near Algesiras, and in a very short timi was en'
jt^-tjl^'consumed. The vessel and cargo, with the ex*cijjtidn
of a few boxes of fruit, were entirely lost. She
-was insured in Boston for upwards of $48,000.
iJT Mr. Drayfous, of the Post Office, swears that a
member of the French Legation communicated a copy
of the I)uc de Broglie's letter for publication in this
citv. What is his name ?
Itj'A volume developing tfie' secret history of the j
old Chatham aud present Bowery Theatre, is going to
press aext week. Look out Haaiblio. ^
[ Pi i v*le Correspondence* J
Washington, Feb. 13, 1836.
The interesting news of t-lie day is that lit* ice and
snow are last melting away before the fog and lain. In
a fortnight we shall have springjhe air being already of
a spring-like softness. Now is tin; time for the northern
folks to escape their winter, and, perhaps, the most part
of it, by visiting to the federal metropolis, and basking
for a while in the beams of royalty. Andrew the I.will
give an exclusive ball and supper, hereafter, once a
fortnight regularly, till the weather is too hot for dancing
and squeezing. By the way, a pood situation ia
vacant here, worth the Lord knows how much, perhaps
us much as a Secretaryship. I mean that of Manager
of " the exclusives." If you can find any com|?et>;nt
person in this line, who can be trusted to do the real
exclusive for the President's parties, his fortune is made
and yours loo. Major Donelson is not up to it, and
Major Van Buren has gone to be scalped as they say
in Kentucky.
The House did nothing to-dnv, and the Sennit .!:?<
nut sit at all. A member of the House, Mr I'eyton, offered
some joint resolutions to-day, one of which proposes
that Congress should meet only once in six years
and that the President should be elected for six years
aud should not be re-eligible. I really think that he'
might, with advantage to the public in Iteart, go a step
farther, and abolish Congress, a* at present organized,
New Medical Schools.?The legislature of Virginia
is about establishing a new Medical School in Richmond
for the education of young men ill the medical
profession. There are thirty or forty medical schools
in this country?two of them in this city?viz.?the
Mcdical College in Barclay street, aud the Agency of
the Illustrious Christian College at Doctor Chabert's,
Broadway. We shall give an account of these two
rival institutions iu a day or two.
NkwLo.vdow Packft Ship Glamator.?Yesterday
morning just as we were beginning to scratch our
head lo raise a few ideas, a Ganymede handed us the
Captain Britton and the owners of the London Packet
Ship Gladiator, will he happy to see Mr. J. Gordon
Bennett o& hoard, at Pino ,L:' ',0 ?
, ? - ? ?> linn, IUU UQJ, |12IO
2 o'clock.)
Monday, Feb. 15,1836.
On proceeding to the scene of action, we found an
elegant eompany of ladies an<l gentlemen gracing a
rjiloihltd table, laid out in a cuhii. a* ?patio?? tr any
that ever floated on our waters. Tin; glory of.Venice
still lives in her gondoliers and Bucentaurs?the glory*'
of New York in her packet ships, her enterprising captains,
her scientific ship builders and spirited capitalists.
The Gladiator was viewed with admiration by all
present?the collation was exi^llent?the Captain and
owners polite?and the ladies enchanting.
May smacking breezes always send her safely to her
destined port
0"No new Postmastei yet. The 'Sunday News and .
the Abolitionists have not carried their point.
Accidents.?The schooner Dorchester, ingoing out
yesterday, was cut through the bows by the ice, and
leaked so badly that she was run ashors on the hook
near the lighthouse. The Captain, who had just come
from her, reported that she W9s half full of wat er.
The schooner Wm. Thompson arrived yesterday .
from Port Royal in 30 dayt?reports that she was rug,
foul of at sea by a ship, name uukown, which carried
away the bowsprit, head rails, and split her head s&ila.
State Priso.n, Mount Pleasant.?The annual report
of the Inspectors of this prison continues to represent
it ns in a very prosperous condition. Not only haa
the labor of the convicts l>een sufficient, during the last
two years, to meet all the expenses of tlm prison, but
there was actually a balance in the hjinds of the agent*
on 13th September, 1835, of f-J7,'288 64. The number
of convicts at that dute was 796, showing a diminution
in the number of 47 in the course of the year. The
nufiiness ol lockwukin? has heeu entirely discontinued
in the prison, as it was considered caiculuted to render
the convicts who learned this branch expert in the praclice'of
liousebreakine. The foundation of the prison for
female convicts has been completed, and it is expected
thuit the building will be ready for their removal from
Bellevue in the course of the present year. Eleven
acres of the State farm Uas been enrlosed by a stone
wall, aud a number of trees set out to trv effectually the
experiment of producing and manufacturing silk by the
(Ly'The trial in relation to the ship James Anderson,
closes to-day in the U. S. Court.
tEFMisa Watson, charming creature, looked sweetly
and gjwg.divinely lust night. Oh! Romeo!
How to br. a Gentleman.?Get a certificate from
tbe Fire Department, signed by Gulick,Chief Engineer,
and Vaupell, Secretary. That's all.
MARRIED.' -f '
* On Tu**d?r evening, the 9th msr, br the Rer Mr. Pmerdei. Mr
Iiaac P. Hall, to .Mi? Sarah A rill , j (Mingesi da?,hlcr of Arthur Harrison,
all of thin i itv. - ,
On the 12th injt, by the Rrv. Piibop Onderdonk, Mr.'ThoiDai
M. Randlett, of E ?eter| N. H., to Miss C? nthia Er-tnre, of Bait inure.
On Sunday morrnni, after a linyeiinr itine?, in the 46th year of
hi' age, M>. Peter Clancey. a native of Ireland.
On the 14th inst, CapL Andrew Mclutrre, formerly of the (J. S.
Army. .. ,

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