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PRINTED AMD PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM HARPER, ROMNEY, Va. & IQLITIE VII. SATURDAY, AUGUST XT. 1830. NO* lO. Miscellaneous. coro was of low birth, and Metollus the eon of a licentious woman. Me isaid, to Cicero—‘’Dare you tell [father's name Cicero replied, r your mother tell yours i" dnome.—‘Oh eat it up, dear—eat J says mammai isn’t ma. I've oat enough.’ lyes, dear, oat up what's on your Iso that it need not be lost.’ >w oomrnon a practice this is, stuf ohildren beyond' the wants of na and making them gJuttoDsall their I, so that the scraps need not be lost. ICious economy this! AWTUX DETAIL * Treck of the Francis Spaight. Belated by one .ofth(e Cretv. 'he Francia Spaight, of 345 tonsy n with timber, failed, from St. n’a,Newfoundland,on 24lh Novem bound for. Limerick. . Toe crew anted to 14 men,; with the captain male ; they bad fine weather for a days, but it afterwards blew so yj«bai they were obliged to drive '.e the winds. At three in the Wing of December 3d, the vessel, Sugh the carelessness of the helms , suddenly broached too, and in e than on hour she lay on her beam is, the greater part of the crew sav themselves by clinging to the rig s'. Patrick Cusack and Patrick Ba le were drowned in the forecastle, & ffith, the mate, in the after cabin, e captain and Muiville got to the i and main masts, and cut them a. 1 ; the mizzen top-mast went with n over the side, and the ship inline ely righted. As soon as she right she settled down in the sea, and e was scarcely any of her to be ) except the poop and bulwarks, situation could be more miserable that of the unfortunate crew, stan ancle deep on the wreck, in a ter s night, and clinging to wbatev ibject was nearest, as sea after sea sd successively over them. On the n, they discovered that their pro Jn* had been washed overboard, (they had no means or euu.iug m fresh water. The gale continued >ated and for safety and shelter ([.gathered into the cabin under the jt. Even here, she was so deep I water, a dry plank could not be "1, and their only rest was by ling elose together. At ten in the mon a vessel was dscried to the :ward, but she stood far away be ll the reach of signal, and was soon *>f sight. That day and the next led away without any change in weather. On the third, it began moderate.—There were thirteen kis alive, and not one hud tasted a sel of food since the wreck ; and bad only three bottles of wine; was served out in wine glasses at intervals. There was some oc onal rain, which they ware not pre ed at first for saving, but on the 4th Sfth day they got a cistern under mizzen mast, where it was filled in days. The periods in which lit! no rain fell were, however oftei g,so that they stinted themselves smallest possible allowance, li en days after the appearaoce of tb t vessel another was seen only fou es north. An ensign was hoisted she bore away like the former, an i soon lost to their view. Despai S. now in every countenance. Hoy lived through the succeeding fiv , it would be hard to tell; som indeavored to eat the horn button eir jackets, the only substitute fc rimeut which occprred to then Ire was no means of taking fish,an njugh birds were sometimes see ng past, they had no means ( iging them down. Horrible as thi alien was, it was made yet won the conduct of the crew toward another. As their sufferings in v>ed, they became cross and aelfis jJe strong securing a place on th bm floor, and pushing aside t)i ik to shift for themselves in the wi i cold. There was a boy, name Jrien, especially, who seemed I e no friend on hoard, and endure sort of cruelly and abuse. Moi J men bad got sore legs froi ling in the salt water, and wet fish and apprehensive of bein ’t J hs soon as O’Brien cauie net search ol a dry berth,' he wt away, tor which he retaliate es. j the 19th December, the 1 pee the wreck, the Captain ss rere now a length of time with sustenance, that it was beyond human nature to endure it any longer, and tndt the only queition for them to eon iider wai, whether one or all ahould die ; his opinion was, that one should suffer for the rest, and that the lots should be drawn between the four boys, as they could not be considered so great a loss to their friends, as those who had wives—and children depen* ding on them. None objected to this, except the boys, who cried out against the injustice of such a- proceeding. O’Brien in particular,protested against it; and some mutterings were heard a* mongst the men, that led the latter to apprehend they might proceed ■ in a more summary way. Friendless and forlorn a^ he Wa», they were well cal culated to terrify the boy into acquies cence, and he at length submitted. Mulville now prepared some sticks of different lengths for the lots. A ban dage was tied over O’Brien’s eyes,and he knelt dow-O) resting his face on Mulville’s knees. The latter had the sticks in his hand, and was to hold them up,one by one,demanding whose lot it was. O’Brien was to call out a name, and whatever person he named for the shortest stick was to die. Mul ville held up the first stick,and deman - ded who it'was for. The answer, was, “for little Johnny Sheehan,” and the lot was laid aside. The next stick was held up, and the demand was re peatedyf'on myself” upon which Mul ville said that was the death lot-that O’Brien bad colled it for himself. The poor fellow heard, the announcement without uttering a word. The men told him he must' prepare for death, & the Captain proposed bleeding him in the arm. The cook cut his veins across with a small knife, , but could bring no flow of blood 5 the boy him self attempted to open the vein at the i end of the elbow, but like the cook, he i failed in bringing blood., The Cip- , tain then said—“This is of.no use, ’tis i better to put him out of pain by blee ding him in the throat.” I At this O’Brien for the first time, i seemed terrified, and begged that they 1 would give him a little time: he said • he was cold and weak, but if they I wmilrf let him lie down and c - - little, he would get warm, and then he would bleed freely. To this there I were expressions of dissent from the I men, and the Captain said \was best i at once to lay hold on him, and let the I cook cut his throat. O’Brien driven t to extremity, declared be would not let i them ; the first man, he said, who laid i hands on him, ’twould be the worse for i him; that he’d appear to him another < lime; that he’d haunt him after death, i There was a general hesitation a- i mongst them, when a fellow named i Harrington seized the boy, and they i rushed in upon him ; he screamed and struggled violently, addressing him self in particular to Sullivan a Tarbert ‘ man. The poor youth was, however, soon got down, and the cook, after ( considerable hesitation, Cut his throat with a cate knife, and the tureen was , put under the boy’s neck to save the blood. A* loon it the horrid act had been 1 perpetratdd, the blood wai terved to the men. They afterward* laid open iha body, and aeparated the limbi; the latter were hung over the item, while a portion of the former wai allotted for immediate uie, and almost every one partook of it. This wai the evening of the l6th day. They ate again late at night ; but the thirst, which wai before endurable, now,became craving, and they slacked it with salt water. Several were raving,and talked wildly through (Jie night, and in the,morning, the cook wai quite raid. His raving continued during the succeeding night, and in the morning, as his erid seemed to be approaching, the veins of his neck were cut, and the blood drawn from him. This was the second death. On that night Beltane was mad, and the boy Burns on the following morn ing ; they were obliged to be tied by the crew,and the latter eventually bled to death by cutting his throat. Beltane died unexpectedly, or he, would have suffered the saute fate. Next morning Mahony distinguished a sail, and rais ed a shout of joy. A ship was clearly discernable,and bearing her course to wards them. Signals were hoisted, and, when she approached they held op the hands and feet of O’Brien to excite commisseratiou. The vessel proved to be the Agenora, an Amer ican. She put off a boat to their as sistance,und the survivors of the Fran cis Spaight were safely got on board the American,where they were treated with the utmost kiudness.—[ Abridged from the Limerick Siar. ’ "in 391 Kt-a.23 IttTELLlCKVCKlt. Hoimutj: SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 1836."" O' The Circuit Superior Court of La w and Chancery for thia county, will com mence ita session in this place, on Satur day the 10th of September tiext—and, that for Hardy county, at Moore field, on Wednesday the 21st~of the same month. A writer in'tflo Woodstock' Sentinel nominates Wm. il. Roane, Esq. of Ha nover, as next Governor. Mr. Shaw, State Etfgineef, has com menced the survey of a route for a Rail Road from Froderickeburg to Char lottesville, under a resolution of the last Legislature. Trie -Flux.—This disease has been unusually fatal at Point Pleasant, ( Ma son County Va.) Wo learn that four of Mr. Johh Doyles' family, became its victims in thu course of a few days. The disease sooma to have assumed a more violent character than at any former pe riod.—Parkersburg Rep. Aug. 12. A Heavv Business.—Wo learn, eaya iaya the Mow York Transcrlpt,frotn good Authority, that the budineaa transactions )f the Messrs. Josephs, of Wall, etreot, jn Saturday last amounted to upwards’ if TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. , From tha Norfolk Herald. Unparalleled baseness, shall we call t ? The term is not sufficiently in lignificant, nor can we conjure tip an ipithet to characterise the features of fepravity belonging to a transaction vhich has just been related to ns. Let he reader judge. A white man, whose tame we withhold for the present, ar ived here a few days ago in a small :raft front Richmond, hiving with him i negro man and ;two small boys.— la offered the boys for sale to several tersons, but the price $700 being hought too higlt,he lowered it to $450 rhich induced a suspicion that lie had >01 come honestly by them ; but to is suspicion was opposed the ready llr.~—‘:~~- eid'boogfir'hnfTWiu 'hrd wo hoys, who were his children, in ’etersburg. Still, however, It was hought proper to investigate the mat er, and the vyliite man with the ne roes were taken to the Mayor’s of ice, when the truth came out that tbe legro was a free man belonging to Pe ersburg ; .that the boyalso free,were ifs own children, and tjiat he entered 1 nto a compact with the white mon ter to carry the children abroad «l»d ell them pud divide the money I All he parties are in custody. Bank NotiCk to Enoorskrb.— It wan rated some time since that tho banka in Jos ton had adopted a rule to notify en lorsnra as well a8 drawers of notes dis puted or lodged for collection, except ng when the only endorser was the per ion depositing the note or draft. Would tot this rule have prevented the exteu live fraud of Uathbuo, had it 'been put n practice by the hanks ! Andos there rot ns much necessity for such a wliolo lome rule being put into use, as before lis failure f Let some leading hank bo >in the practics, and too otlieia will soon ollow. —Journal ofCom. For the Intelligencer. To the “Jackson” yeomanry of Hump, shire. . ■ . , i ■ - ■ ■ > > Gknti.kmen: Your support o(G?n. Jackson, in preference to John Q. A Jama, when the latter was a candidate for re-election, wus doubtless prompt ed by patriotic motives. A plain, re publican, and economical people your selves, you .naturally objected to the re-election of Mr. Adams on the, very feasible ground of his expensive admi nistration of the, general government. And, being induced to believe, from the loud promises of Gan. Jackson, then a candidate, that, if elected to the Presidency, he tvould immediately in troduce, into the government, of our national affairs, the most rigid econo my ; reform existing abuses; and do a thousand other good things too tedi ous, here >o particularize, you, without hesitation, as before intimated, patrio tically gave him your undivided suf frages. \Vell, the Old Hero then suc ceeded, as he did four years subse quently, and still sits at the helm of our national ship. And, judging trom the warm support which you have all along given his administration, 1 am induced to believe that his official acts have met your enti'e approbation. Weil, this is all very right, if you sin cerely believe he has redeemed all the is [ higli sounding promise* made during hi* candidacy in reference to reform, economy, &«. But a* his second con* stitulional term Will loon expire, and jrou are.not desirous of electing him fora third term, let me beseech you, as a plain, economical people, not to sup* port, as his immediate successor, Mar tin Van Buren. For, Gentlemen, the very same motives of economy, which prompted yon to ‘Oppose the re-elec tion of Mr. Adams, speak trumpet tongued in opposition to the rationali ty of your bestowing your suffrages, in November next, on the purse proud aristocrat of Kinderhook; A man, so destitute of American feeling,and hold ing the skill of her artisans in such ut ter contempt, as- to import from Eu rope^ three thousand dollar carriage, horses, and servants, in which he rolls about our country' in all the pomp and magnificence of an oriental monarch. 1 any, Gentlemen, a man of this des• cription is not fit to preside, as Presi dent, over a plain, republican people ; nor can I believe that you, the sturdy yeomanry of Hampshire, will ever, af ter mature reflection, contribute your mite in bringing about this much to be regretted state of things. It is true, you have been commanded by Gen. Jackson to support biin, as his imme diate successor. But this, -you may refuse to do, notwithstanding your friendship for him, and not, by such refusal, act improperly. A child, when offered the inebriating bowl by its bac chanalian father, -and commanded to sip, may tommendubly refuse, and yet not forfeit parental affection. And what i right bas General Jackson to command you to vote for Van Buren as his successor ? None in the world. Then, Gentlemen, let me again be seeci you-not to aid in the elevation to the presidency of the. purse-prouu Martin, seeing his total unfitness Irom his monarchial habits to rule aver, a free and independent people. But for the plain, old, democratic, farmer ol North Bend,who has speot forty years in the most arduous service of his coun try, and whose talents, as well as hab its, eminently qualify him tor the sta tion, i say, "go ahead" n»-*L *'ta[ Muadyv.. lOj.Oj'-eMitnlemeii, the films if party prejudice and you will see, as dearly us the midday sun in the hea vens, the propriety of the step 1 re commend. You will see (hat the daises of the “Little Dutchman” are is imponderable,in comparison to those if Geo. Harrison, as the smallest vwi de panicle of matter is to one of those reuiendous mountains with which you ire encompa-sed. A plain old Farmer who twiee voted for Jackson but who never will for Van .Buren. \ ■ 22nd Aug., 1836. S5SS ‘ The Baltimore Republican states, that the commissioners, under the in demnity act, have awarded to Mr. Johnson upwards of forty thousand dollar! for the injury done to his pro perty. .The. tame paper adds,, that the boose and lot cost him ,but $25, 000, a few years since, The lot has not been removed, and the house stands as Mid* with .the exception, of a pert of the. frpnt stall, .and Italian maible portico'; and it 1* stated that he-has recently, been offered, for the property as it now stands $35,000. It is stated, moreover, that of the. $40, 000 awarded to him, $14,000 is al lowed for hie furniture, notwithstand ing the most valuable part of. it had been removed from the house previous to the attack upon it, in August. . The Republican, seems to think this, award “the most barefaced piece of Imposi tion that-was ever attempted. against the rights, interests and feelings of a free people.” We know nothing a bout the matter. t . Georgetown Metropolitan. The Van Burenites of McConnelaville, Morgan Co. Ohio have advertised infhe Van Burcn paper of that place, for a Physician,. Nona: need apply unless of pure "dbmocratic" principles. VVe no tico in connection . with the same that there has been a prospectus issued for u Whig paper to be published, arid tho natural conclusion, is that the party is sick. — Vibg. Times. The West always claima for itself ori ginality, and which is at all times freely accorded to it. As an instauce we quote the annexed, closing sentence of a legal opinion delivered by Judgo Haywood, of Tennessee, and publisnad in tne Nash ville Advocate of the 11th ultimo : “On all theso points 1 am very clear, but tho Judges of this State are such d—d fools, that no man can tell how they will de cide. ” The United Stales arid Mexico. Highly important Slate Paper. From the Nashville Republican, Aug. 0. Gem. Gaines’s Requisition.—We delay the publication of our paper to a later hour than usual, for the purpose of laying before the Public the follow ing documents, with which we have been furnished by the Governor : War Department, May 4,1836. Sir S' Major General Gaines, to whom the command of'the western border of Louisiana has been assigned, has noti fied this Department that he ihas called upon your Excellency for a brigade of militia, tho whole, or is many of them a9 practiCat,|e to bo mounted. * Bm instructed by the President to re quest your Excellency to call into the service of the United States the number of militia, which have been or may be re quired by Gen. Gaines, to serve not less than three months after their arrival at, the>places of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged. Very respectfully, your o bedient servant, . -LEWIS CASS. Ilis Excellency N. CannoN}. Governor of Tennessee, &ci , War Department,July 23,1830. Sir; Major General Gainea has ap prized this Department that he has made a requisition upon your Excellency for a regiment of mounted gun-men for the service of the United States. Copies of the despatches receivodfrom General Gaines have been transmitted to the President of the United- States, who- will issue such orders npon them as ho may think the circumstances require. Meantime I have the honor to inform you that, in order to prevent any incon veqience or delay, in the event .of the confirmation of Gen. Gaine's requisition by the. President, a disbursing officer will be ordered to proceed to the State of Temvesse with the.neoessary funds. Ve ry respectfully, your most pb't servant, C. A. HARRIS, ■ , s Acting Sec. of War. His Excellency N.-Cannon, - Governor, &c. ,. ., j The above letters from the War De ?fg'waa~receivof in'inswe?1!18^ ,t0 t*le , , Hermitaqb, Aug, 6, 183(J, . Sir:: :I have received your letters >f the 29th ult., and the 4th instant, iceompanied by the copies of comma, lications which were addressed to you in the 4th of May, and the 25th July, jy the Secretary of., War, and also ac companied by your Proclamation of [he 20th, founded on..the requisition made-by Gen. Gaines, bearing date the 20th of June last. The documents referred to in the communication to you of (he 25lb ult. from the War.De partment,.have-not yet been received. The obligations of our treaty with Mexico, as well as the general princi ples which govern our intercourse with foreign Powers, require us to maintain n strict neutrality ia the contest which now agitates a portion of that Republic. So long as Mexico fulfills her duties to us as they are defined by the treaty, and violates none of -the rights which are secured.by it;to our. citizens, any act oh the part of. the Government of the United States, which would tend to fosterspirit of.resistenco. to the Government and laws, .whatever, may be their character or. form, when ad ministered within her own. .limits and jurisdiction, ..would . be unauthorized and highly, improper- , A .scrupulous sense,of. these ohligetions has preven ted me thus far from doing qny thing which can authorize the suspicion tbai oifr Government is untriipdfu) of them, and I hope tq.be equally cautious .and circumspect in all ipy future .conduct. It is in reference to these obligations that the requisition of Gen. Gaines in the present instance must be consider ed ; and unless there is, a strong ne cessity far it, it should not be sanction ed* Should this necessity not bs man ifest, when It it well knqwn that the disposition to befriend the Texans is a common feeling with the . citizens ol the United States, it is obvious that that requisition may furnish a reason to Mexico for supposing that the Gov ernment of the United States may be induced, by inadequate causes, to over I step the lines of the neutrality which it professes to maintain. Before I. left Washington, General Gaines intimated to the Department of War that some indications of hostili-1 ties from the Indians on our Western^ frontier had, been made, and that, if it became necessary, he would make a call for the militia. He had also in formed the Department ofhis ill health, and asked lor a furlough to enable him f to visit the White Sulphur Springs. 1 ft ■*% directed (be Secretary of War to grant bin the furlough, and to inform him of .the apportionment which had been made of the 10,000 militia tinder the receBt .volunteer .act; and if the emer gency should arise ^ which would make it necessary to iocrCaie the force under hid command, that a. thousand volun teers in Arkansas, and another in Mis - souri, raised agreeably to this act, would be enrolled and held ready fur the service. This forcej aided by the portions of the Dragoon regiments that would be dtationed in that quarter,and those of the regular army, already there, were deemed amply sufficient for the protection of the frontier near to the Indians referred toi,, There are no reasons set forth in. the requisition which the General has since made up on you, to justify the belief that the force above enumerated will be insuf ficient, and J cannot therefore, sanc tion it at the present time. To sauc tion that requisition for the reasons whifth accompany .it; would (wrapt the belief that it. was.dqneto aid Tay as, and not from p desire iq prevent an infringement of our territorial or national rights. I deeply regret Hiat the Tennessee Volunteers, whose prowess and patri otism are displayed so promptly on all occasioaS that threaten the peace or safety of their beloved country, have been, called out on this occasion with out pri per, consideration.. .They can for tho present only be mustered Into the service and discharged. If there are funds appropriated out of which they can be paid, uo order to this ef fect . will he given. >• 1 " * • ... .. The tep thousand volunteers author ized under the late act of. Congress are intended for one year’s service,an4 must be employed to meet all necessa ry calls for. the defence afaur frontier borders. Should the occasion arise for a.greater number on the Western frontier, the call would be made .on Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. There is, however, no information to justify the apprehension of hostilities, to any serious exteot^ from Jb£ Wjgt nessee will be ordered to the Western frontier as soon as tbelr service can he dispensed with Where they now are employed. I would barely add further, that the authority givenyou by the order of the 4th of May having been satisfied by yielding to the requisition of. General Gaines, a new authority from the De partment of War was necessary to au thorise yoa to comply with that of the 2Sth<>f June.. The. Government of the United .States having adopted, in regard to Mexico and Texas, the same rule of neutrality which had been ob served ja all similar cases before,. It was not to have been expected .that General Gaines should have based this requisition for additional military fosse on reasons plainly inconsistent with the obligation of that rule. \ ’ i \ 4 ■ ■ ■ * . l . » , Should Mexico insult, our national liag, or invade our.territory, or. inter rupt out ciiia-ns in the lawful pursuits guarantied to them by the treaty,.then the Government will .promptly. repel the insult, aud take speedy reparation for the .injury. , But, it does not saeas that offences, of ibis .character have been committed, by Mexico, oc were believed tp have been,, by .General Gaines, I,am, very respectfully,your obedient servant, ( . , ANDREW JACKSON. t » \ i • » > Ilia Excellency, N. Cannon, Governor pfTennepsee. » F. S.—Before closing this letter, the documents referred to by the acting Sec retary of War na having boon transmit ted to mo, have boon received. A. J. t h-i < Cure for Founder.—The seeds of sun-dowers, says a correspondent of the Zanesville Gazette,,are one of the best remedies known for the cere of founder in horses, Immediately on discovering that your liorsevis.fouuder ail, mix about a pint of the whqle seed; should be given as soon as it is discov ered that the horse is foundered. The “Mad Stone,’’ which in some paits of Virginia has steadfast believ ers in the virtues, attributed to it, is now regularly advertised in the Rich mond Whig as being in the possession of two persons tyho Keep it ready for application. Tnsy gravely pronounce it a 'well known antidote to'hydropho bia, and a cure for the bite of poison ous serpents, <Sjc,’ The eharge ol the application of the “Stone” to the first wound is 25 dollars, and one dollar for each subsequent application. J