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Mr MAIUHO. tVm iw4t-i'Cfcicf pf Ui Kwtii
V'cn ."mijr.
Tt.cMloHiKS irloqurnt fi tU ppl to
u1tm f lb Vwt lh M UmMI
thf pfintiplw, ifc Itkmt n4 patiuKie dliun Ui
tt covniry, !" ih hmh, b ftcr won lf
title oftiie Vi.ljiBtton oflfco Vot.
ll l.attfnwK dor. lltrruon't Hpncl, ultitt Otih
iinor qf t,Jiani, fo'A Isgittaturr nf tkat Wat
illitrrdn lU ISth nf .Uguit, 107.
1 fljoulil fiiil tu K jurtico to my feeling, nrtd
p. rliapt lMMfputirt your cpecttiorw, sontlemfii,
'i iM I ttfytoct, on tin (nation, to mcoiion n ul
i t wl.irli It gloat!; gitto4our country, iml cal
It A forth tlio warnol eHlewM011 of Ptnutic rdr
from cicr)' cUm uf il citnen.
"Ttio l.'mtod Sttc, troo to tltt principle which
tniplit to pifvi.l iu otorjr Uopublie, pioferring hap-pint-it
to plendr, ii1 safely to lorjr, hnvo iiuJca
i ml to aWrjct llitmn.-l.r from the- inlangliug
p.yitu .( lAjrop1, and, h olruog the ruoat per
h tt iK-tn raltt v to Un clear if thoae bljoJy ara,
u huh Into lon emulated llio Aiieat quarter of
(lt,t. TlK-jiietiioamJ nnparliahty of hr con
djcl lovtardd bchgcicnU, bao not harevar, boon
n-. iprocatvvl; a), from one of thou poor. intuit
DtJ injury haro follunud oach other in quit k iuc
toiiuii, anil prumiaod Mtufacliuii been anticipated
I.) further oulraKi. 'l'be ahipa of our meiclmnt,
j. tiinif R Icjul coromerco 0,-hio that oceun lo
tiiah all liavu au c'ial rijflit, haic been captured
and plundered, and iheir turn iuiproaol tu rvno
fjreicti tyrant, &nd ahod their blood in lialllcs, in
ul ich they hue no intorot. Tor thoao Jt;ii
itu, out Koicrninanl without miiiglitii; wivli iti
.ililii; lliixe p-ipioiiK which agitato ilu htcant of
inonaulu aii'l which produce the greater jwirt of
thio wata w l.ich ovcrwhilm thoir unhappy aubject
in inucry tml ruin, hate iliiiantlcd teJiusa but in
mm. Still calculating, however, upon the ei
Iciico of a belter tlif petition, on the part ol a power
crally a ' trial of who can do the other the moot
harm'," was tloptoeatoJ by the people as well abj
tlm (internment J and, o loDf aa Uiero remained
t'.o inl dmtant hopo of an amicable adjiibtmrnt,
nriuriniit and nojociatiori woio thought prtferablc
In war. rii!dilonotl ha, however, pan.ed awnv,
and giten place to the opinion that inoduratiun and
f ibearanc, hate mlalnhen for timidity and fi-ar.
Some nation liko fomu inJitiduaU, will not profit
by the leaoona of experience, (irent llntain might
l.jva tomomoerod that the annt of America wore
m pai-icd by the tirotiooa uae cf remonstrance.
A 1. ,iii falatilv hurrica !ior on to tint deatruclion
' .i!i America had no wih te accelerate; and, an
aa of tyranny aod iniuitice, aurpasainjr, any thing
t ul can bu found oen in the hutory of hor dero
'alien niton noutraU, ha converted a useful friend
luto a foe, tblo lo pum.li her (or her multiplied
ngrefion. The blood rica in my cbock, when
I i fleet on the humiliating, the uwgraccliil acene
ol the ciow of an American lnp of war, muttered
on mown dock by o llriliah hieiitonaut for the
purpone of selecting the inn.icont nctim of I!'itih
lyiaimy. Hut an act of llna hind wa peihopi no
ceitary to convince all our fellow cilitcnf, that
tbey had l.othin lo oxpoct from llritiah goneroaily
or j'ntice. when they were opoed to Uutith iit
tctcktc. The unbeard of outrage! ha made a deep
twjTrcMion upon tho AmericAii mind. CiliteiM of
ocry political denooiination are tallyinj; around the
ttaiiiiard of their countr) ; nnd pledging their lives
anj fortune in support of their right.
I rhould do injustice to I he well known patriot
of our territory, to auppoee that oilher your
m'.c or your cootituoU, gentlencn, felt lee on
tlm interesting occaaton than tbe reel of your
'We are, (Vom our aitoaUon peculiarly luleroat
cd iu the Cunteal whu.li w likely to eonuc; for who
de not Vhow that the toeaahawk and tea I pin;
koilu of ike aep are !) employed aa tbe in-
irumcoUof Ilmitb teojreaneo. At thie moiDent,
f. citiMM. m I aineerely bcltetc, their ageutu
brc orgtmciog a combtoatiuo among l tbe ludtan
tti: lu our bmtla fr tbe purpoa of aaaajwioatioii
and murder. Aod if tlicae, tbeir worlby aihe, are
n t h t lsoe to alaubler oer wuiuon and children,
it wij ut proceed from the buotaaity and oicrcy of
a uilioa wluch rnoly boaal of her attaiameuu iu
ctetj an and aueace.
- A i tlu iiaportanl crune but one aeotinent abocld
eramite tbe Bteaet of tery I roe America ; dtare
l.rj.ug tnary personal coDaideraiioa, be abould
il.isi. only of tbe tie which bind iuw to bu coun
try ; cooftdiog in the wudow and firmoca of bw
Ctrrameart, be tboahl pat tent ly wait the ngoai
uhwrhckll tuta to the field. llo deep tbe bumil
lalion, hen UliUf the diagrac. bow itgunoot to
the caste of reoublif iuiam kbould (be blood of oar
murdered fell aw cituetu remain unaatMned or un
retco;. U( it cannot be. Americana muat
prize too btjb'.y their dear bought righU, timely to
urreder I hem to Um proud nklioa from w faicb I hey
cro -reilad. A beauficaM Bad diMnnmtim.
rroliaWe will mile at Ike object of id potulwr
care. Attotber nkis'toa tU
arn ie t wtaiy and glory, lad tba I yuw. of tbe
-world dl be Uafltl the uAil laaioai thit a na
Uoaof ficatMM uc net to be tajard with wttw
miy." TW pke the pauiat UAKUISON, the wy
m ha w. aRttrwar) celktj by the Mamtry t
Uti nun UMtMM to itetort tad -Wy.
fc Getorut vf Italia, he tcttd a. ifjtat lot tut
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bm4 atteaii bi hw'i n immer.ae 'crrrory upon
itw VValwb e . . '
f'-H't. ml
; - uf , m .i.;' iT fi.
Urr. ll! l 11 111 him
in u-nuf, and ua
, i! i .1 ft Kuied be re-
ft that if he
tain l.ir etoiaaa, tt
Hi Itofdiagty apfaatreil tlwrr, in Anctt. 1510,
attended b aetert! hMtd rrirr.
The acentaa tt ' rm ! t . n Lf lalnMQ inter
eat. It ieatreag '" ''"r I alntr ha? KMted
pm at imiJca", ail read them nn llw aovrr
dying renira. Iaa?i.'ii,e i!.u ill.'ctk, aod
ite chief, atandirf ait " f"m the group of bit
country atari, an J with a.! the grace of Natural ora-
lory, cUimiog lite porun of tbeae iandr,
the gift of the Great Mpiiit, never to be alteoate'l
hy any oue lrtbr.bi.nng thecommuu prBry of all.
Uu tbt vague and gtfterai prnpontiou, lit) alone
reeted ki rUtimt, tthen ibeCeoeral replied uitii
erguw.t bated on the aamemode of reasoning and
lo which tbe conninir niti could not reply.
He aaked tbe chief, if the Croat bpiril gatu
theie land to ttc. Indiana as one entire community
how it happened that ihalrthei had dilTuruul Intip
uage and could not all ol llietn inideritaiiil each
other, tuJ why, a the while where divided into
difterent (riber nnd hail dilterent totMrtsicrts, llic
Indian should not nlao bo t'ltidetl. Tho (Icuernl
then xindicatcd lli title of tho Miatnia tu the UiiiIh
in uotlon, and that nfthe United Slatui, through
them, and aat down that his ternarkj might he in-
The inonicnt Tocumeeh perceived thoir hoaring,
and the weakness of hti own, ho cried out "Taltc,
file," and gate n sigiml lo hti warriuur.whn hcircd
their lutiiilun kr.roKj on their feet and were ready at
the tilighleat motiuu, to iiintcacrc llio Uctt. and Ins
lit pretence of mind did not fursakc httn nt
thi nwful inuniciit. He tlitciiagcd hiuifelf from
the arm chair in which ho wan tilting-, and r-cizal
hi attord, placed hiiniulfin an alituJu of defence
and though attended by a num'jcr of unarmed eiti
ens only, he never uailed or blanched before
the savage who now threatened liu life. The In
diam were rialotiuded at his bravery and drew back
before his uplifted tabra.
A Sergaiil'H (Juard of twclvo men bcinjj near nt
hand were tent for, although tho protection would
hnvo been iii.le'iiatc, iiad hubtillitie actually cum
menccd, ho biddly taxed Tecumeeh with liij treach
ery, and d. reeled him to depart instantly for his
home. Tho nhaehed nnva(;o sunk under the rebuke
uf tho (iotcruur and retired.
Nut ii not her man in a tliouEsml would have be
haved wtlh to much 'iravcry and presence of mini).
Hid death on that occasion would undoubtedly havu
led lo a general rising of tho trihee, and scenes
of unmitigated distress in two frontier settlements.
llcftiro his nppuiutuiuut of Major (Jen, as Gov.
of Indiana, ho commanded in person the troops
raised for the defence of thu frontiers and to avenge
lHiiiiii ni.iui'a: ion, upon tnu inuauiiams ui our
weslern stlllementa. When Governor ho fought
ami gained tho 'jloody battlo of Tij)iecatioe, upon
tho vYai,ualJ.
Tecumsch, and hi brother the Prophet, hud thu
addrossto bring about n eoiiihiiiatipn of eovcrul In
dian tribt't) again! the U. Slaie. A number of
outrages had been perpetrated, .mil Iho most shuck
ing murder commuted. Gov. Harrison at tlm
head of thu Indiana militia, n small body of the (J.
Slaleti truops.anil u detachment of Kentucky militia
and Volunteer, marched to the I'ropliul's town up
on the SVabaah, in ordir to hrenl; up the Indian
league, tr chasliao tilts snvnges into KiibtuiFiion.
The Shawatioo I'roplm'.had collected a largo num
ber of uatriore, armed with Iirilish nmekut, ami
supplied with Itiititli powder, and inspired them
with a belief of certain conquest, of thu while.
l!y n rapid inarch and eomewhat cirt-uitou route
linv. Udrrtcon auddonly niinearcd beforo tho Pro
phet's town, mid encamped upon Iho Tippecanoe, a
tributary of the Waboth, on the sixth of November
1311. The troop wore ordered to aleop upon
their nrms, and orrangomenls made in cato of an
attack in the night. At half pait four o'clock in
the morning of the 7.h; Gov. Ilorriion, had arisen,
and in two minute more, a ugnal would have been
given for tho whole army to riio and furtn. At
tint moment the guard .son killed by arrow, and
Iho cavage headed by the Prophet hiineoir.ruphed
o furiously to (he attack, with Iroineodon jell,
that tome of them entered iho camp, before many
of our men could gat out of Iheir lent. The troop
were quickly lotiiiod, nod Governor Harrison im
mediately ,in person, repaired lo tho point of attack,
and ordered two compariie to the support of the
availed w!ioo line had been liroken. The Indian
being repuUed hi thi piater, commenced a heavy
tire upon tho ljTt of the front line of Infantry under
the command of Major l';oyd. In a moment Guv.
Ilarntoii threw bimaelfat their head, and perceiving
that the heaviest fire proceeded from aomo tioes
about twenty yard in front, ordered Maj. Davis, a
dutingaisbeal lawyer and orator who teluntoered
for the expedition, tu dulodge them uiih hi dra
goon. Maj. Davi gallantly advaneod to the at
tack, but be wa mortally wounded, and hit, par
ly driven back. Cap!. Snclling, ol tbti head ol'hi
company, immediately moved forward, whon they
ei duUoged and driven from their advantagnus
potilion. The attack then beeair.o general along
lb left flank, ibe whole front, the right flank and
pen or tbe rear line, and looted until about day
bruit in.J .l...e.i ...li i . :n.
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hf iLl Zultl . . i t. m ? i
adT eaWUttt n a1"1' ehf t,,ou,d fcc ',
On the ri.1.1 fl.nk drfn.-l ... ,1. ..;... r!
Sponeer and Warwick, tbe carnage wa dreadful
r... . '"i1"-"
Ciat. Spencer and his Lieutenant wort all killed.
and Capt. Warwick was mortally wounded. Capt.
iuhw conn-any lui! been driven from thoir pott,
Gov. HARRISON. Hire himtolf at their hoad.and
o& them in pertoii lo the aid oflho gallant Spencer
and Warwick, wfaare they fought brut el); having
eveiuoe oi meir nuntoer killml
While tho brave
liirritoa wa leading ibu comrtanr to the attack
1J. .11 .I r .... ..
an .in om, wwen killt-1 at Lis iWC. arm i,e
wa bisHtalf that throunb the hat. and sllnhllv
uen4ai in the bead.
FaroMOMg that the enemy would mile the last
effort upon the flint he rctnfuroed the right and
Uft. and gito rocri f.r the chaijje t tocn is
I -T'.-n . c rperH. wa ntltlpae the liWi
,r. (.r ..fit d ittMk.a dpeit5 .ult upon
itw r,gV aod nanl. .ib vg fury, un
' r.,T. r. eteo iih tfm. The judgmriit and
' forngM 4"lhr gallant Him"" had piepared the
in for their reception it the pt-mi. Imme-
diatriy aAcr the SH)t, ear Iroopi wore ordered
lo charge, w hen the Indun wero routed with
Rreat Uaoyhter awing drum at tbe point cf the
bayonet, hy tb4 ,i.firiiry, and purtaod by iho dra
goon into a mer'1,whrte tbty could not be fellow -cd.
In thi btt, jtbich reaulted in a decline
victory over a favigefiv, nrnrly two hundred of)
oar brave lioop were tilled or wounded. Iho
Indian Buflered nil more. And many ul the
tribe, disappoints at the result, left the fortunes
of the Shaw. moo Prophet-
During Iho liimi nfthe battle, the Prophet kpt
him.clf recuro, on an ailyicenl eminence, alnging a
wnrjng. 1I told hi followers Ihat the Groat
Spirit wot Id render lite bulletin nfthe while men
harmlet to the Indian; that llio Ited nun would
hate light and victory, while their rnetnie would
be involved in catkne and defeat. iJoou after
Ibe battle comtreocnl be vvas in'iirmed thai his
men wero falling. He told them o fight on it
would aoon be lie tardiclcd, mid then began to
ring lutider.
Tocumth una not procnt at this engagement.
Ho vv& ubwnt from hfs people, on a vti.it to the
Sou! hum triW, vvhnmhc wa endeavoring lo unite
in thu league he was atlompting to form Rgaintl
the U. S.
The I.cgtt'atiirc oflndiana and Kentucky, by
the following, showed how much thu cervices of
this patriot woo appreciated at the lime.
'lltefoUoicing n un rxlntclfrom u cummuniCdfitiil of
Cm. W . Jil:po.N tu tin ICiceltrncy Willi m H.
llAniitto.N, (tveinor mid Commander in Chief
in and over the Indiana Ttrritory, .Vol ember,
"Sin Too Bouse of ItreprcEnutativcs of the
Iniliam Turri'.oiy, in ihetrovvn name, and in bchall
of their oonstititcnt.", most cordially reciprocate
the congrati.l.itlms uf your Ilxcllcncy on thu
GI-OUIOUS HHaULT of the late sanguinary con-
llict with tho Shavanoc Proiihel, anil Iho tribes uf
Indians ronfedcratod with him; mid when wo see
displayed in behal' of our country, not only the
ccmiurjimiifc ubilititi of tho general, but the heroism
of iho mvi : and vhen we tako into view Iho ben
efits which iniibt result to our cotit'try f'om iIioeu
exertions; yc caniot for a mutuent, withhold the
meed of our applauic.''
'1 he following reroUtion patted the Kentucky Legis
lature, January ", 191-.
"Hes'ilveil, by tlu Senate and House of tho
State of K'jiitucky, that in tho late campaign a
gainst the Indians upon iho Wnbash, Gov. William
II- IIahp.ison has hthavcil like a Hero, n Patriot
end a General; and for his cool, deliberate, skillful
and gallant conduct in the battle of Tippccanoc,liu
will deserves the warmest thanks of his country
ntitl the uitlioii."
Afler this battle Governor Harrison issued his
proclamation for vokntecrs, and in a few dayp,
moro flocked to his btandard than wero wanted,
and about 1U00 fioin Kentucky returned homc,but
hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's
xuiiiiiil;. ri n , . . , ... ,.
says it writer at the tinio great numbers of mounted
I ltincmen joined him fur t term of forty days, ttud
found themeelvca vv ttlr provisotis.
It was tho original ilctign of the Government,
that Gov. Winchester, i respcctuble officer anil
soldier ol'lhellcvolulioii,lioulil have the c otnmand
of the iNcrth Western Army. Iti coiihcnuenco of
which, Gun. Harrisoton his arrival at Fort Wayne,
took leave of tho army, in an affectionate manner,
and tet out fur Indiana Territory, with a body of
IroopH, to break up tho settlement of tho hostile
savages. Hut Pres'dent .Mditon, seeing the con
fidence that the vveslercn people reposed in Guv.
Ilarn-on, appointed Inns commander in Chief and
his commission reached lum in a few days after
hi resignation to Gen Winchester. From thence
commenced one of the most difficult, important and
finally successful ecetics of operations, during the
late war.
Iu tho spring of 1813, he commanded the army,
and defended Fort Meigs upon tho Manmcc, suc
cessfully against a large Hritinh and Indian lorce,
with a garrison, wholly inadequate to the duty, anil
willi u email tupply of halls, which fact ho kept
bccrct. This dul'encc.wns amongst llio most strik
ing events of the war IS 12, and inspired tho Amer
icans with confidence, from one end of the Union
lo the other. Niles in his Kegistci, in giving on
account of the defence eaye,"Wo now begin to Eee
the fruition of our hopes in the gallant exertions of
the weitcrn people am! their leloced theiftuin IIAR
K1SOX, whose official despatch, will warm the
hoatt of every American." A series of disasters
on the Canadian frontier, and the clamor of violent
and unprincipled opposition, had caused some of
tho heit friends cf the country to begin to fear the
tcfcult. Hut the gallint defence of Fort Meigs by
Ilarriaon, turned back the tide of war, loosened
thu bonds of that unholy alliance between the
Hntish and the Indians, and gave hopri anil vigor
to .ho friend of the republic. (Jen. Procter the
commander of the British forces tied, anj ilOOO of
his Indian allies left llio llritih fccrvtce, in a slate
uf diattifctior. at the rosult.
The following is an extract from n letter from
Richard M. Johnson to Gen Harrison, dated
"Lower fcandosky, July -1, 1S13," which thuvvs
tho confidence reposed in him by the army under
hi command,
"To be ready to inarch with you to Detroit and
Canada, against Hie enemy of our country, is the
.- . .. c i ... .
mi vv tan ui our noaris. i wo great objects in
uucctl us lo come, lir.t, to bu et tho
reguimiig ul
!"ur Tntcrj and Detroit, and at the taking
01 MW'. nml Mwondly to serve under an officer
' wllo,n u c coufidenco. Wccould not have
engaged.., tho service without such prospects.when
Hu ruC0'leCt. "Iial Ilavo aUor"ieJ us for
wil.l olL'OOU LieneraU. l i n nut mm In kiiiui
under cow ards.drunkards old grames.nor traitors.iu
udrone uAo lui, proved himstlf to be P11UUK.T
lUSE, and lUUVUr
j Cemduzion in our neit.
1 ticr-cre rrjinmaml. A ferv
day since a com-
plaint wa made tu one of our Hilice by a lazy
, quarrelsome fellow, that another had ahu6od him.
bcaicely bad the comolaint been made, before the
i . .... . -r
oppoving party appoated, with his denial story of,
I hard usage, l'ho Justice after int educating the
j dirty affair, wt in doubt which should bu fined, and
! no little exasptnitod both ttdos by tolling them
J that they aeltd no Itttrr than mtmUri of Congress.
, 'ci femyu'l Jvurnat.
l"ri At 1'tfnnml I'ntmtt,
Home farmer, we are tokl, think that tho oali
male of crop, profits, . occasionally publihed
In thi paper, aro lomctiaMW oAtiavigetitly high.
Wo notice lhat tbe nrl'ile ohjuuod to on ihit
ground, are in fact nothing elte then iniemcut
of aetunl tnult) obtatnetl by individuals wbocu
namon are given. The products mined in such
citor tie not of courtc nmman, Thry me pub
liihcd to ahovv the eflbcts of tkill and care, or of
new and particular method of cultivation or man
agement. Nuvv wo beg our reader not lo put
loo low nn cilimalo on the cattabiliuc l Ver
mont farms, or Iho intelligence and enterprise of
those who cultivate them. Wo know, ns vct.very
little about the rlih rewards that ate to crown ng
ncullural mdiislry among thurc verdant hills.
Compare tho condition of citir farmer now, with
what it was fifteen or twenty year ago. What
an iintneiico advance in enterprise and thrift !
For ourselves wo sec nothing to hinder and many
tilings that promise a far more rapid advance for
many years to come. Those who have pursued
.ho.samo old ruutinc that they began with tvvcnly
or thirty years ago, am nlready distanced By such
as think am! plan about their farms in the spirit
of intollifjcn. innovators. You isco the diU'ercticc
ovory where. It "ill be far more euikini; five, ten
or twenty years hence.
In our 1 1 rat number wo publii-hcd some iccuunl
of the catly hiitory of agricultural enlerptitc and
improvement in Dutches county .V. V. A late
number nfthe Puughkccpsie Journal, after noticing
the vast amount ofagncultural produce sent to
matket from that county last year, says:
"Dutches county farms arc eagerly sought after
at higher prices than farming lauds will command
tn any other part of the Stale, or perhaps of the
Union, rind these prices are every year advancing.
A large portion of the fnnns in this county have
advanced in price ubout 100 per cent, during thu
last ten years, and jet so great have bcon the im
provements in farming, that it is generally believed
that these farms pay better interest now, on thcte
advanced prices, that they did at tho former com
paratively low prices. Of ono thing then- can he
no doubt and that is, that the fanners of Dutch
ess aro moro really and Eubetairially prosperous
than they ever havo been nt any former period.
This prosperity brings with it an increase of capi
tal, which leads to still futhcr improvements in
farminir, and these again contribute to swell the
tide of prosperity, and hence it is that Dutchess
county limns will biill continue to advance in price,
for nil tunc to come. '
So will Vermont farms, though not so happily
located near the best market ns those of Dulchcsh
County, continue to advance in price, if only the
liko sp'n it of improvement of intelligence and en
tcrpriscin their businees shall animate those who
cultivate them.
A practical farmer in Plymouth County, Mass
save that the cxpencc of cultivation in that count)
had been thought lo exceed tho amount derived
from it. Ten bushels ol ryo to the acic, twenty
of corn, one ton of hay, and two hundred bu&hcls
of potatoes were formcly considered avcrago crops,
there havo beon crops offrom dO to f)0 bushels of
rye, 115 to Vi'i of corn, from fi to ! tons of hay
and from dOU to 0UU bushels of potatoes to the
aero. In several instances tho products of farms
have been more the quadrupled. And so in F.stcx
County, in the samo State. Daniel P. King, Hsu
in an address at a late meeting of the Agricultural
Society, appcukdto his hearers for t'le truth of the
remark that, within hflcen or twenty years, the
produce of many forms had been nearly doubled
that the crops of hay, com. nnd other kinds of
grain had increased on an nvnrago from 00 to 100
per cent that agricultural labor had been very
much facilitated by improved tools thu profits til'
trio dairy grcally increased, Uc. Vet tho most
intelligent and successful farmers in those regions
cunsider their improvements as yet in their
Infancy, and aro looking forwnrd with confidence
Iu far moro abundant rewards of industry and
A Lad Killed by a Panther. Tho Ogdctirburg
Republican relates the following melancholy inci
dent, tho particulars of which wore given by tho
father of the boy who lust his life : Ho was only
in the vicinity of Indian camp, near HIack Luke.
His father had promised tn conic to him on
on hearing the report of his gun which he ilid,and
found Ins son laying in tho paws of n panther, the
panther wagging his tail, appearing much pleated
with his prise. Tho boy told his father that he
had shot at the panther nnd wounded hitn, when
the animal pprang and caught him before he could
retreat; and as there was nu chance of his life, he
advised his father lo fire nnd make us good n shot
as possible. After hesitating what to do.ho fired
with deadly aim at tho panther, but befuro tho
animal died, it succeeded in tearing tho boy to
linrntng of a Theatre (Jnc hvndrcd and tutnty
sir Ih'ea loit. A dreadful catastrophe occurred in
Lahauian's theatre houth, in St Petersburg, on
Sunday, tho Mth Fchuary. A beam took fire from
a lamp, during tho performance, when the building
! was soon eveioped in llame. The greater part of
tho audiancc iu tlie linxes, clloctcil lli'-ir escape
without injury, but those in thu pit crowded into a
narrow passage.which was soon filled up, when the
roof fell and covered them with fire-brands ; of a
bovo four hundred persons who were in tho booth,
one hundred and twentv-ono males and five femalo
1 ruir.liA.1 nftil iitwitif Inn rnnrr tvprr hnverclv illlUrcd.
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i ne i.iuperur iiiuisuii asciaiuu u. .v
Trial of Crandalt.riio trial of Crandall, for
circulating abolition publication in the District of
Columbia,loscd at Washington on Tuesday.aftcr
occupying the court ten days. The jury after be
ing out two hours, returned a verdict of "nol guil
ly." Great exertions wore made by the very able
U. S. Attorney, Mr Key, in behalf of the poosecu
lion. The defence was ably conducted by Messrs
Coxo and Hradley. The law point contested and
sutlud iu this case, may be of great interest and
importance hereafter. .V. )'. Observer.
Luck for the lexiant. Tho New-Orleans papers
btalos that a Mexican s'jhoor.er, with five hundred
and fifty barrels of fluur had been captured by the
Toxian armed schooner Liberty. In landing the
flour, some of the barrel wero staved, and upon
elimination were found to contain three ke.-a of
j todr each
i2 ItSi CoHsrrst s Scsxhm.
ir irf,.;. ,tp,ui.
In the So TR, Mr McKean prteutod a mtimo
l ftom sundry inor'iaiii of Philadelphia, com
plaining oflh irrcrularilirs and dtlay in the tram-
miarioii of tlm mails, and plating Cone toss to au
ihortse tin- Poslmanslor Gotieral lo contract for an
express mail through the principal citicaofthe
nion. The mcinotiol was roforred to the com-
mitloe un tho Poii Office, Uc.
I ho bill to nnlhotittt iho contruclion of a rail.
road Ihrough land tho tropcrty of tho U. State,
near Albany, to Sptiii-fitld, Mas, wa read n third
lime and paasod.
The bill to appropriate, fur a limiled lime, tho
netl proceed of tho' public laud and granting land
In l lie scveril States, coining up a tho special or-
Icr, Mr Sotilhatd resinned hi remarks m support
I the bill.
Iu iho lloi'si:, tho Speaker presented a teller
from tho Secretary oflho Treasury, .Vc. transmit
ting in eomplinnco wilha rcsoliiliou uf the llmuf,
statement uf names, ages, duties nnd salaries of
the Clerks of llio several department, which wa
rtlered to be printed.
Mr iso, by consent of Iho House, made a state
ment in relerence to what ho designated to bo a
false misrepresentation in an editorial article of Ilia
bo of Tuifday. The article in question mi-
represented it own repurt uf tho proceeding of
he House, nml basely charged Mr W. with having
had nn understanding on Monday with Mr Sladu
as to the presentation of a memorial remonstrating
gainst the ndmisiion of Arkansas into tho Union,
vvilh n constitution tolerating the existenca of sla
very and prohibiting its abolition. Mr W. pro-,
uounecil this assertion basely false, ns wn every
other which ascribed to him any understanding with
any member from n uon-slnvo holding Stale.
The House having passed to the order of llio
lay, llio resolution fioin the Senate, fixing the day
of adjournment on the UUd of May. On motion of
Mr Thomas, the ruRiilulion was laid upon the table
yeas 10!i, nuys 7d.
(leneral impropriation bill, nuking appropriation
for tho civil and diplomatic expenses oflho govern
ment for tho year 18110.
The question pending was un concurring with
the committee of the w hole in the following amend
ment :
Section 11. And l-fing further enacted, That it
shall bo the duties of the Secretary, of tho War
and Nnvy Departments, and of the Postmaster
General, and the Sccretury oflho Senate, and Clerk
of the House nf Representatives, to lay before Con
gress, tlie nrsi vveeK in January in eocn year, n
statement showing iu detail tho expenditures of tho
previous year, of I ho various sums which may h.iva
been appropriated by Congress for the contingent
expenses of their respective Departments, and the-
two Houses ofCongrusH, Bpccilyiug tho appropria
tion and under it the expenditures, each article
purchased, tho price paid, nnd to vvhoiu,tlie samo
hall havo been paid.
A lonir debate look placo between Messrs Mason
of Vu. Cave Johnson, Kvcrctt, Hardin, Uond, Wil
liams of N. C. Harper, llawes, A. II. Shcppcrd, J.
t. ,I..imw, llw.,l,v., Rl'tLmy, .M.reor, Wli 1 1 1 lottiy,
(!.imbrnlenL,I Tracey, and lloon, the umendment
after borne verbal modifications, was agreed to
yeas l!tl, nnys 07.
Mr llanuegiin then moved the previous question,
which was seconded by tho Houso 05 to 04, and
tlm main question was ordered to be put. Yea
101, nays 71.
The main question, on the engrossment of Iho
bill, wns then decided in tho affirmative, and thu
hill was then ordered to bo cngrusbud for u third
In tl.n SiiNATi:, on Thursday, Mr Wchsler, from
the committee nu Finance, reported u bill remitting
tho duties on certain goods destroyed by tho fire in
Now York: read and ordered to a second reading.
Tho bill to regulate tho depositcs of tho Public
Moneys came up in its order, and on motion of Mr
Wright, was made the special order fur Tuesday.
Tho bill tu distribute tho avails of tho public
lands among the several States came up in its or
der. Mr Wright resumed and concluded his re
marks in opposition to the hill. Mr Crittenden,
spoko nt Icngrh in reply. Hut Iho Senate adjourn
ed before imy question was taken.
Iu the House, after a discussion of pome length,
rind a resort to the previous question, the bill ma
king appropriations for thcjivil and diplomatic ex
penses of the United Statco, for thu j car 1830, was
In the Sksati!, on Fridry, Mr Shepley presented
sundry resolutions adopted by the Legislature of
Maine, instructing the Senators from that Stato to
urge the adoption uf un amendment oflho Consti
tution in relation to tho election ot rrcsnlcnt nuu
Vico President, the granting of liberal oppiopria
tiuns for tho purpusu of national defence, unci the
passage of measures to protect the Statu of Maino
against foreign ogg region. The resolutions wero
ordered lo bo printed.
Tho Chair laid before tho Senate n roport from
the Secretary of War, enclosing a reply to iho res
olution of tho Senate, calling for a statement of
the maximum amount which can bo beneficially ex
pended in Iho Ordnnncn Department, and on forti
ficstious, annually, he.
The Senate proceeded to consider the hill to ap
propriate the proceeds of tho public loiids, and
granting lands lo certain States. After debate, tho
amendment oirerod by Mr Wa.ker, diminishing the
price of certain lands, was rejected, yew 0 noes 20;
and iho Senate then adjournod.
Iu the Houik, the Naval committco reportod
lhat it was inexpedient to establish a Navy Yard
at Haltimure.
In purmianso of the special order of the 'S0th
inst. the Houso went into commitluo of the vvholo,
and resumed tho consideration of thu "Hill author
izing the President oflho United States to accept
tho service of volunteer in certain c&kOB., Thi
subject occupied the attention nf the House thn
whole day. It was amended in several pans, and
the committee obtained leave to sit again.
The bill for the bolter protection of the Western
fi on tier was also considered in committee oflho
Tho hill to aid in the construction of tho Now
York and Frie Railroad, Ins pasted both branches
of the New York Legislature.
An Irishman recommending an excellent milch
cow, sanl that tho would give milk year after year
without having calves; bucauso it run in the b'eed,
the came from t cow that never had a calf

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