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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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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 !"
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
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 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.
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.
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. _
In Philadelphia, on Monday, Mr DAVID WALKER of
Delaware, late merchant of the Iale of St. Thomas, «g

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