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tiie Natxmat «xiueitc, PltUadelpliia, August 10.
Mr M'Lane, long une of the personal friends of the editor of this paper, has of his own accord, attached to the American legation in London, his son a youth somewhat more than 18 years of age, who is well qualified to be useful to the minister, and improve the opportunity of completing his own education. It is no appointment by the president ; no charge upon the government ; but simply a private or domestic con cern, which no respectable public writer would have criticised at all. Fi SEX,AWARE REGISTER. WILMINGTON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1829. Prices at Brandywine, yesterday. Sup. Flour, new $5,25 : old 5,00: Middlings, 2,25 a 3,00 : Wheat, white, per 60 lbs. 1,03 : red, per do. I, 00: Corn, per 57 lbs. 46,: Corn Meal per hhd. II, 00 a 11,25: do. per bbl. 2,00: Rye per 60 lbs. 60-cts. An intersting Treatise on the Culture of Silk, by Dr Pasca lis, of New York, has just been published. The author is misinformed respecting the late law of Delaware for the couragement of the Silk business, and we regret to say that at present there is little if any probability that his sanguine expectations of success in this State will be realized. He states that our Legislature made " an appropriation of thirty thousand dollars" to promote the culture of silk, &c. They merely passed an act incorporating a company with a capital of thirty thousand dollars. Books were opened, and closed, and the affair has died away. The Auxiliary Colonization Society of Jefferson County, Va. have remitted One Hundred and Forty Dollars to the Parent Society at Washington City.— Very liberal contributions were made to the funds of the Society in many of the Churches throughout the United States, on the late Anniversary ;—never theless, we trust that the friends of Colonization will not lessen their efforts, as there are so many more ap plicants for conveyance to Liberia than the present means of the Society can transport. The new steam ferry boat, callod the " New Jer sey," to run between this town and the Jersy shore has commenced sailing. She is commanded by Cy rus Abbott, and is a handsome and commodious sei, and it is believed that when her machinery be comes used to work, her speed will not be surpassed by any boat on the Delaware, made a trip to Salem and Delaware City, and had up wards of a hundred passengers. an ves On Thursday she Messrs ATLane and Rires sailed from New York, in the frigate Constellation, on Wednesday. In the following remarks by the Editor of the Lancaster Gazette there are some hints which are worthy the attention of one of Pennsylvania's neigh bors. The State is the proprietor of several millions of stock, some of which is productive. One and a half millions of this stock is in the bank of Pennsylvania ; for the state, to her shame be it spoken, must become a stock-jobber, a usurer and a broker—She must med dle with that which no honest government can touch without pollution—she must lend her countenance to inundate the country with rags, and share in the gea of iniquity, that the rich may be elevated still higher, and the poor crushed still lower. Let the state throw from her arms this seductive damsel, which has lured her by her gaudy appearance and her meretricious trappings. Let her dispose of every cent of stock which she holds in banking insti u r wa tutions, as fast ns money is required to meet her en gagements ; let her immediately sell, in such sums as shall not crowd the market, any shares which she may hold in canals, bridges or roads, at a fair price, to aid her in completing the great improvements which have been commenced ; and for the support of the civil expenses of the government, which are trifling, rely upon a fair and equitable system of taxation. In one word—let the state become independent of institu tions of every kind—lot her take the control of her own resources into her own hands, and when she char ters new or extends the charters of old monied institu tions, she will be trammelled by no partnership con cerns. She can hold a firm and decided language, and make her own terms." SUCCESS OF THE RUSSIANS. The packet ship Manchester, Capt Sketchley, arri ved at New York on Tuesday, from Liverpool, whence she sailed on the 1st of July. The foreign papers by this arrival contain detailed accounts of a severe en gagement between the Russians and the Turks, near Choumla, on the 11th of June. The former were commanded by Count Diebitsch, General-in-chief, and the latter by the Grand Vizier in person. The force of the Russians is not stated. The Turkish army, consisting of 35,000 effective men, including 20 regi ments of regular infantry, wore utterly dispersed, and fled with the loss of upwards of 50 pieces of cannon, all their ammunition waggons, camp and baggage ; and above 2000 killed, and 1500 prisoners. The number of the Russians killed, &c. is not stated, though the official account of their commanding gen eral says, "the loss on our side in this sanguinary battle is unhappily not small." The combat lasted four hours. ™,e ©e~ ALLAN THOMSON of this Borough has been nominated as a candidate for the office of Governoi by the Convention appointed by the friends of the present Administration. The Missouri papers contain terrible accounts of a little fracas between a party of Indians and whites, which are evidently exaggerated. The details are too long for our columns, but the substance of them is embraced in the following notice of the affair, by the National Intelligencer. Bloodshed on the Frontier. —We cannot admit to the dignity of « Indian Hostilities" the fracas on the frontier of Missouri, of which an account is given in the preceding column. It is lamentable that should slay their fellow men, and we regret the death of the four whites. But, in our judgment, the inci dent which has just occurred is any thing but an evi dence of Indian hostility. The hostility, it is obvious, lays the other way. The whites begun the quarrel, on the plea of the Indians having some stock (cattle) which they claimed ; the Indians denied the justice of the claim : they were ordered to slack their that is, in effect, to place themselves in the power of the whites: they refused to do so, and showed a dis position to defend themselves : they were then fired upon by the whites : in defence of their own lives, only, they returned the fire : the whites were worsted in a conflict of their own chusing—and the whole country is roused up to revenge this ity !" 6 arms— Indian Hostil This, as we understand the account, drawn up near the scene of action (and under the influence of natu ral grief for the death of friends and acquaintances) is the plain state of the case before us. The whites, it seems, went against the Indians in military array, 26 in number. The Indians it is said, numbered from 80 to 100. If the whites had not supposed them selves more than a match for them, they would have let them alone. As it was, three times as many In dims as whites were killed ; and yet, the whole phys ical force of the country is in motion to exterminate the remainder of these eighty Indians, who would nut suffer themselves to be quietly killed by the twenty-si* whites. 1 Is not this too true a sample of most of the " Indi. an hostilities" of which we have heard since the ter mination of the War of 1812? What have they preu reeded from, in general, but encroachments on the hunting grounds of the Aborigines, breeding quarrels, which the whites have ever been too ready,''upon am' excuse, to engage in with these wretched remnants of a departing race ? One can hardly read with patience the statement of the quantum of military force called into service up on this great emergency. By calling forth the whole population, four hundred mounted men at least : assembled, all well armed with rifles, &,c. Governor, however, does not think this H' T'ic a sufficient force, but orders out, in addition, a thousand Militia; and, not yet content, calls upon the commander of that Military Station to come to his relief, and four teen companies of the United States' troops (say eicht hundred men) are already on the march. Here are, if we reckon right, between two and three thousand ef ficient soldiers in full march, under a Brigadier Gen eral of the army of the United States, to chastise the surviving remnant of eighty poor savages, who have shed white blood only to save their own, and who would he glad to-find safety for their own lives in the deepest cavern of the mountain, or the darkest reces ses of the forest. Really, this array of force on such an occasion reminds one of " Ocean into tempest w rought -" To drown a fly." — The New York Herald states that the seamen of the frigate Constellation have stihscribed for the pur hase of a library of five hundred volumes. This ex hibits a praiseworthy desire in this useful class of men to improve the leisure hours of their cruise in an ad vantageous manner. Domestic Maw factures. -■'The Providence (R. I.) Journal mentions having received two pair of cotton stockings from the Newburyport Hosiery Manvfacto In appearance these stockings are stated to be quite equal to the imported article, and probably much more durable. From the sume paper we learn that Cotton Bugging is manufactured in the vicinity of Providence, from refuse cotton, which surpasses that made from hemp. In a very short time, the Journal thinks they will he able to supply the southern mar ket with bagging, from the raw material itself, at a very reduced cost. m M echanics, manufacturers, ^-operatives GENERALLY, .HTTKJVßü An adjourned meet ing of the Manufacturers, Mechanics, and Laboring men gen erally, of Wilmington and vicinity, will be held at the Acad emy, this evening, at 7 o'clock. It is hoped that a general attendance will be given by uil those who feel an interest the objects of the society. A preamble and constitution will be submitted. August 15. A CAMP MEETING Will be held on Salem circuit, commencing on the 27th inst., in Thompson's woods, about 6 miles from the town of Salem, 6 miles from Hclem's cove, and 3 from Sharptown. August 15. MARRIED At New Castle, Del. on the 6th inst. by the Rev Mr Bell, the Rev JOSHUA N. DANFORTH. Pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Washington City, to Mrs JANE J. WHILDIN, daughter of Thomas Janvier, Esq. of the former place. In Lancaster, on the 29th ult. Mr BENJAMIN POTTAGE of this Borough, to Miss JANE E. CLARK of the former place. _ DIED In Philadelphia, on Monday, Mr DAVID WALKER of Delaware, late merchant of the Iale of St. Thomas, «g years.