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Frons the Char. Mer.: b. 6.
As, no donbt, a curiosity exists in the
public mind, to kpow the cause which led
-so.hneath of OsceolIthe distinguisbed
Seminola Chief, and as many reports
may be circulated on the subject- I have
deemed it advisable to give publicity to a
statement of the circumstances attending
his last ihness.
, lam impelled, moreover, to do this from
another motive-thlesene of myself and
those entrusted with his safo keeping. Be
ing conscious that nothing has been omitted
in the discharge of that trust, which could
in any way have contributed to the health
and comfort of the disease.
On'the 26th January last, he was attack
e-1 in the night with a violent Quinsy, of
which I was inlrmed very soon after, and
hastened to his room. lie was then labor
ing under considerable diffculty of degluti
tioni and respiration, accompanied with pain
und inflamniation of the tonsils. To pre
vent sul'ocation it was necessary to support
him nearly in an erect position. His pulse
was full, quick, and bard. Blood was in
stantly drawn, and an emetic and blister
prescribed. At this moment an Iadian en
tered the room, who as I afterwards under
tnod. was held in high estimation as a
Jrophet and Doctor. Fron the moment of
his entrance there was a refusal to take any
Fitnding myself debarred from the ad
inis'ration of suitable remedies, and feel
iog the responsibility devolving upon me, I
reiuested Professor B. B. Strobel to visit
the patient with ine. lie attended and us
edl his best exertions te prevail on the pa
tient to submit to treatment, such as scari
fication, leeching tcct., but lie pertinaciously
refused. not but he would have been dispos
ed to acquiesce, had lie not been over-ruJed
by the iniflence of his family.
Fort Moultrie Sullivan's Island, Feb. 3.
At the request of Dr. Weedlon, I visited
Osceola at Sullivau's island, I saw him
in the evening by candle-light. lie was
lying on his blanket before the lire, his head
propped up, and two Indian women, one
on each side, emploved bathing his neck
with warm water, in which some herbs
had been steeped. Ile was breathing
with muc: diflicilty, his brow was ciu
trai tcd, and his countenance indicat
ing great bodily pain. Hlis pulse was
full and quick, skin hot and dry. I re
quested permission, through the interpreter
to examine his throat, to which he assented
I discovered that the tonsils were so much
enlarged as greatly to impede respiration
and that the mucous mentbratace of the
pharnyx, was in a high state of inflamation
As there was some danger of sull'ocation
unless the disease was arrested, I proposed
to scarify the tonsils. The patient refer
ed us to his conjurer, who was sitting on
the floor, covered up in his blanket, with
all the air and dignity of a great man.
Ile said No! I. next re'tuuSeT apuly
- -hon to l. s-t ''t and back of the.ears.
some medicine and a stimulating wash to
he t., 'ied internally-which he also refus
ed-saying, that if the patient was not be
ter in the morning he would give him tip
to us. I urged, entreated and persuaded
him to let ts dip something, for although I
did not doubt his ability, to cure in the
woods, where he could have access to his
roots and herbs, yet here lie was placed tin
der dill'ercent circumnstaaccs, and as lie had
no means witin his reach, begged him to
yield up the patietnt to us, All was ini vaini,
and we were finally compelled to abandon
Osceoin to his fate.
In canclusion, 1 have no hesitation in
dleclaring, thai I entirely c!oincidle w'it hthe
vieus anti prescriptie s oft Dr, WVee on,
andl I believe thtat had lie becen pertmitted,
to pntt the-n itn practice the paitit.' would
B. B. STROBHE L, M. D.
Professor of Antatomny, Medical C ollege,
.. of S. Carolina.
Charleston, Feb. 5. 1838..
NE~w-YoaUc, Jan 30.
.Dectrut tire Fire.-Yesterday, betiween
12 ando 1 o'clock, a fire broke out in the
stable of MIr. John Balls, int the rear of :i72
Sixth-~street, wiebtil sparead with the miost
destructive anti irresist ible rapidity. Fro m
the stable the namtes commnunicated to the
dwellinig houise on F~ifthi street, No. 372, oc
etipaied be hItolly Waterbury. Esq.
.JThe Iir'e spread withi alartming violence,
atid before it was subdtied, the following
botases were etirely conisumned, together
with miost of the contenits.
No. 372 Fifth street, ocenpied iby Holly
Waterbtiry, WV. Miller, and II. Williamson,
tatd their karnitiies.
No. 374!, occupiiedl by) C. Hiaythomn, ship.
wright, anid .\r. WVilson andI families.
No, 37t;, occuipied by 3. Williamas, ship
carpeniter, tad two oilier famtilie.
No. 37S, toccuiedt lay D). Sheciield, in
spector of hutmber, Wma, Horton, and the
No. 380, occup~ied by Mark Hull and
No. 382, corner of Avenue D. occuipiedl
below by C. CUtrtis, as a temnperamnce groce
ry store, and above by the fatnilies of Mark
Hull aind Mr. Ctorwina, their builtdinig beinmg
connected with the tupper part of Mr. Caur
tis' store. The stock or Mr. C. was very
large and valuble, btut was fully insutred.
Ona Avenue D. the following building
were destoyed :
Non. 59. etn thme west sitde, occupied by I.
Westlatke, J. C. Marsh, atnd the widow
No. 6l, occuipied by John Grillthh, Jos.
Lyon, Johni Myers and Cyrus Fickett.
No. 63, occupied by Wni. Fowskes, Gen.
Bicknor, J.J elsoy, anil the widowv Myers.
No. 65, o enpied lby Edward Thomss, C.
hierrick anti C. Stevenas.
No. (17, occuiedc~ by Jamnes Fickett, the
widows Haruts and Atwood.
NO. 6!), occuplied lby WV. Smith, whlose
elegat gartden octupying 5 lots of grotind,
was entirely ruined.
No. 6.0, stame street, on the east side, cogr
ner oif Avenue D), occuipied lay WVilliam II
Dtiryeat and JT. Peteroon.
No. 62, oaccup~ied lay Mr. Whaley, Mr.
Mc~l'hersoni antd the widow Iluint.
No. til. occiupied lay Ellis Westake, A-lex.
Bp..... a,,, w.Jlu.. .
-No. b, occuped by Meisrs.'Rogers and
No. 68. occupied by Messrs. Hoyt, New
man, Knapp and fanaillies.
O4th street, the stable, woodhouse and
other out houses of Mr. W. Smith. were de
stroyed, for which he was insured in the
Bowery Office for $2800. A small frame
house adjoining was also destroyed, but we
could not ascertain the namcs of the occu
All the buildings destro3ed on 5th and
6th street and Avenue D, were handsome
two story brick dwelling houses, not olie
stone of which is left now standing, the
flames having raged with a violence and
rapidity that threatened destruction to all
the surrounding buildings. In the confu
sion which prevailed, it was next to impos
sibility to ascertain the amount of loss, or
the amount for which insurance had been
effected; but as far as we have been able
to learn, the loss amounts to over $250,000.
and the insurance to about one fourth that
sum. The loss however must he most
severely felt by the numerous families,
whose property has been destroyed, and
who were turned in the street to shift for
themselves as they best could. The build
ings were mostly owned by J. G. Coster,
lsq. and were under the agency of James
Fickett, Esq., Mr. F. also owned several of
the building. but we have not learned wheth
er he was insured.
FIRE.-About 41 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, the store on the corner of West Broad
way and Leonard streets was discovered
to be on fire. On examining the premises.
a false key was found in the door. which
leads to a supposition that the premises were
robbed, and set on fire by incendiaries.
The building was occupied by Wm. Green,
a colored man, as a dry good store. The
loss of stock is estimated at 81810; $1000
of which was covered by insurance. The
fire did not extend beyond the store.
From the Charleston Courier, Feb. G.
Dr vTH OF Di' LIITNEh.-The following
are extracts of letters, addressed to a gen.
tlcnau of this city, received yesterday :
IN uAN RivER, Jain. 19.18:38.
"Dear Sir-Our late excellent friend,Dr,
Leitner, fell in the action on Jupiter River.
lie mentioned your unime as the depository
of his collections, palters, &c. and I there
fore direct his trunks, &c. to your care, to
make such disposition of them as you deem
"It is superfluous to mention the abilities
and accomplishments which distinguished
him to his friends, for they loved hint the
more as they knew him better; but he has
been a public loss which the world should
know-for, hud be lived, his labors would
have been a public benefit. He lived a
scholar, and died the death of a so!dier."
FORT PIERcE,(on Indian River,
Jan. 16, 1838.
My Dear Sir-Knowing you to be one of
the late Dr. Leitner's friends, I take the
liberty of addressing you a few lines, giving
an account of his death. Ile was attached
to the expedition commandepd biy Lirnt.
Powell of theiW9p4estined to explore the
E ruff- iurgeon and Naturalist ; and
vesRi.4T. ie t l'vwell hearing that there
was a party of Indians near the banks of
the Sari Lucie River, left his boats in the
river, and advanced about live miles into
the interior-here they were attacked by a
larger force than they expected to find, and
Dr. L~eiuer received two wounds, one in his
right leg and the other in his spine, front
which he died in a few moments. lie re
ceived his second and mortal wound while
examining his first. Ho requested Mr.
McArthur, of' the Navy, to say to Is friends
in Charleston, that lie wished them to keep
whatever he bud1( left in their possession.
Dr'. Leitnier wa'*s left oni the field with 5 or 6
others, from tutter inability to bring them off
-there were so muainy woiuded that ithey
were com pelled to leave the dead. lie land
a box conitaining some specimuens (of natu
ral history which was left behindiw. I will
e'ndeavor' to recover it. Dr. Leitner was
among the very first killed.
NEw-YoR . .JAN. 28.
('oronrr's Inquests.- The packI.ed negrors.
-TIhc Coronmer on Saturday held an inquenst
on the bodies of the. two unknown, femiale
iegroes, oneC npah)remlly about 20 years of
age andl the other about 25, found in a cask
at the store of Mr. G. Buckley, No,88 South
street. From the testimnony of' Mr. Parks,
who has charge of' lie st ore, it appears that
the cas.k wvas dlepositedh in front of the store
during Wecduesday night; lie fetindo it stand
ing there on T'hurisday mornirng. It was
marked "A.Lnflitte & Brother, Charleston,
S. C."' lie feclt suspliciouas of it, anud had it
taken into the store, antd tuidhended lby a coo
per. Upon r'emovinig some straw at the lop,
the head of one of the negroes was discov
ered, anid it was again headed up amid re
plneed otn the side walk for the purpose of
discov'ering whio should appenr to exercise
any authority over it.-In his ublsencee from
the store it was removed, and afterwards
brought banck again. Henry C. Polhamns,
a carman, deplosed( that wvhile lie was stand
ing at the adjoining corner on Thursday,
a tall thin gentleman, wearing blue ov'ercoat
and1( having the a ppearance of a dhotr,
caime to hinm and em ployed him to roll the
barrel on b~oardl the Chiarlestotn brig Jones
Trhe gentlemen paid bim before tdoing it and
wencmt ofl'. lie rolled the cask to the Jones,
and Capt. Iiltll aske~d him what wvas itn it.
ie r'e'plied lie didn,t know, butt he guessed it
wvas Southern porlk, and Capt. hluh reftusing
to allow it tocomne on homntrd, lie rolled it back
andl put it whlere lie fottnd it. It remninetd
theire till Fr'iday mior'nin g undisturbed aiid
unclaimed, and w'as thent brought tup to the
police olliee and de posited in the dead house,
where t he bodies were e'xatminetd by a Coro
ner,s jur'y anid by Dir. Gihunore. Then doctor
gave it as his decided opiinion thtat the deC
eased haid died n at trally fiomt disease, anid
that there was no appear'ance ofviolencee to
lbe found on their bodies; and thejury found
a verdiet accordingy.-Suna.
From the New York Sun.
CENsURE OF I NHUMJANIY,--Yeserdlay
aftertnon the coroner and a respectablejuiry
were engaged some htouirs ini mvestnigatiniw
the canse ol' thle death of the infant child,
agedl 4 month, of a poor colored pair, named
Geoisge andf Illiza Holy, whiebt died in the
arms of its mother on Moniday forenooin,
wvhile site wvas waniderinig through the streets
in search of a room to remove in, having
been turned omit of doors by her landllordl, or
his ngcent. It anneared that thesepoon'eo.
ple id for dome tine pnst.lived in the eel- it
fr of the house No 53 Chatham street, for s<
which miserable abiding place the sum of s
eighteen shillings per week was extorted
Alomr -them.-The property is owned by
James Kerrigan who keeps there a clothing r
store. It appears that he has an agent, II
named Finn, who turned Mrs. Holly out of ti
the place on Monday forenoon, in conse- rr
quence of her inability to ,iay up a small p
arrear of rent. 11er infant. which had bees in
sick from birth with soasis infuntis. for which n
it had been under treatment at the dispens- g
ry, she had to take in her arms, and with it Ii
expose herself to the keen blasts that were at
freezing every thing they touched, and thus b
situated she wandered through the streetstill it
after 1 o'clock, tt which time her husband 0
had found another room to shelter them in. d
She then discovered that her child had dBed P
in her arms, in the street.-These facts with a
the exception of the previous sicknessofthe w
infant, coining to the knowledge of the po- p
lice, the coroner summoned, it jury for the 1
purpose of investigating the affair, and as
certaining how far the death of the child was
chargeable to the inhumanity ofthc landlord to
who turned it out in the street sick and b
housoless: and it appearing from the testi- It
monty of the physician who had the child h:
under his pratice, that its disease was not in p
a stage of immediate danger, the jury, utgr v
his opiion, rendered a verdict that its death, p
though produced by the disease was has- it
tened by the exposure to which it had been et
subjected. A n tufber ofthejurorsexpressed C
the st rongest censure upon the unfeeling be- '
im whom, under tree circmustances, ha d pro- is
toted thedeath ofthec hild by depriving itof
the pit iftl shelter of a deep cellar on one of ft
the coldest possible days, tnd whilst it was u
in a state of severe sickness. The public IT
will respond to theirjust reprehension. s
INDIAN STJ'ATl'fSTICS. o
We lens from oflicial doeuments that v
the Indians east of the Alississippi numtber il
forty nine thousand three hundred and six- n
ty five. Of these the fbllowing are under v
treaty stipulations to remove west of the e
Mississip;i :--The Wmtnehagoes, 4,500; R
Ottawas of Otio, 100: Pott awt antics of in n
diana, 2,950; Chippewnys, Ottowas, and 1
Pottawamaties, one thousand five hundred; i1
Cherokees, 1.1,000; Creeks, 1.000; Chica. r
saws' 1.000; Seminoles, :),000; A ppalaclti- ti
colas. foir hundred; Ottawns antd Chippe- n
was in the peninsula of M ichigan, (1,500- '
total 36,9.50. These not under treaty stip- '
ulations to temove ataonnt to twelve thou- if
sand four hundresd and fifteen, :as fllows- C
-New York Imlinns, 4,176; Wyundots, e
575; Al inmies, I '1t ; Menomonies, 4,010; C
Ottowas and Chippewas of the Lakes, 2,- v
The number of Indians who have emi- r
grated from the east to the west of the I!
Mississippi is thirty one thosand three
hundred and twenty seven, viz;-C(hica- 1
saws. 529., Chs)ippewns'e, Ottowas. and Pot
taa'tamnies,2,191 ; .lhoctaws 15,000, Q';t- i
paws, fourthundredl and ssa"--..a six; Creeks a
476; Seminoles 4i ,' Apaliehol:ss, 265; C
Cherokees seven thousand nine hundred e
atd eleven ; Kickapoos, 588 ; Delawares, "d
826 ; Shawnees, 1,272; Otowns, three I t
drel and seventy four; Vcns, 222 ; Pi n- it
keshaws 162; Peorie. and Knaskns: C
one hnmljred and thir tv two; l'ttaw'n aimes tl
of Indinnna, 53 ; Scuccas, 251 ; Setccas & t
Shawnees, 21-. t
The number of' imlienous tribes within i
striking distance of the western frontier, is C
two hundred and thirty one thousand eight '
hundred and six, to wit-Siou x, 21,600- t
lowas. 1,500-Sies, 4.81tit-Foxes, 1,601)
Sacs of thme Misoniri, 500x1-(kages, 5,120 4
Kattzas, I60O--Omnhalas, I1,(if00-Ottoes antd
Missoturias. IO000-'Piwntees, 12,500 ; Cas
mna ncees, I19,200--Iciowntys. 1 .8t(O--M ami
~two t hotusand; Pagns 80.000.--A ssitnneboa
ints, 1 5,00)0--A pptsc lies, 20J,280-'-Crees,~ .
000)-Arrepnha is. 3,000' --Gr-os Vetires, 16,
800-E uta was, 19,200 -Crows, 72100-Cad- I
does, 2000-P1oncass, 900--Ariekatrces, 2,- C
Tihe whlole tnmber of' I tdians~ above S
ettnmeratted is 3:12,498. Assumrittg th ast C
every fifth onetay beii' considesred a war
rior,. the numiber of iteir' fighting amen is
Re#sumiption if Spirije Pmjiruts.--The
New Yor'k .loutrnasl of' Comn':tere shus :sn
nonntiees thme restult of thse laste *sission fromi 'C
he New York to thte Philatde-lp;ihiamaks:
''Specie leymeens.-We uderstatnd tat '
tfte Commtittee of the llankls setuirtted f'rom
Phtiladelpia on Samturd~ay, tnt with a lig
flea ini heir ear as all, as thet Phliladel
phaia Gatzente pro~phesiedl, htnt with at good
dinnmer whticht Mr. fliddle give them. No I
tmore. As to the resumpajtion of' specie Paty
tment the state of exchasnges was niot thsouight
to war'rantt thte fixing of a day four that nur
Weare anmazedl, in thte :nceal condsiiion of tr
tiings, itat anty ma~fnhse' daily avoios
carry him into the biody of' the Meltrentile
connnunitity, could hmave looked for' anty othert ti
result of schi a miission. We do not be- s
hieve that thsese atmbassa~dor's wtere di-sp-r
poited, cit her in shir e'xpectation or int C
Ic appears to its, lhat if' thte Baniks wecre
to) agree uponis somest course of1 aion ii, no-i 4
notunce, it, wvith fr'ankness atnd openss, to
the wvorldi. tad atdhere to it wimthI firmsess,
tey might have sutcceedecd. int n greatt tueit
sutre ina estahlishitng public cotnfidettce asnd
it putmiog an end to thie state of' doiand ttti
suspense in which thecir itttenationss tare, at C
prtesent ittvo(lved., So long as the ident of' ai
sp~eedly restmttption is held ouat, every kind of'a
bussiness tmus, lutngish. If', on tihe contra- <
ry, it were dhistincetly untdersstood, thats s he s
resuifntiont woiuld snot tatke plnce tuntil thec I
cotmmuntity were itn a condition to mebet it.
imn engatged it n usiness wvouisf go ott, its:
ilhe prosecuationt of' their eterpraise, witht
activity atnd withsotnt fear antd tremttbling.
Balt. Chr on.
Frm the If'srrisbuerg, TelegrapIh.
A SI'ECx or W~An.--T'he hi-porter of
yesterday, contaned thse fol lowving note fromt
Mr. Stevenson, it Loco Foco, froimi Phiila
lII antsu sac, Jamn, 22.
Messrs. Editors--llavinag observed itt
youtr paper of' the 19th ist, a prs'mied hsa
raogtue, said to have been delivered inm the
hfnsuse of itepresentatives by a yousng Iteed
ofl Phiitadfelph in couttay; andt mnt wishinm to
frtustrate his amsbiminss views itt thte feast,
t ut fearing the psic maay lie msisled ins
relation to the subscriber, I atm foarced. tro' I
the medium of your colttomus to ,ctonm,, I
o said harrangue so far as relates to my
If. a malignant falsehood prepared for a
'ecial purpose. Yours, with respect.
In consequence of the above, tumor was
Fe, that a regular set too, or pitched bat
a, was to be fought at the State Ilouse,
is morning, between the two above named
embers of the "Union and llarmony"
arty, from the county of Philadelphia ; but
sthing transpired until alter the adjourn
ent of the House, when as they were
>ing out, Mr. Samuel F. Reed uccosted
s colleague, Mr. Stevenson, in the portico
id suiting action to the word, gave him a
ow. A clinchand some blows followed,
which Mr. Reed appears to have come
Lit the better man : but they were immc
intely parteJ by the interirence of I)r.
ennyman, ind Mr. Hayes, of the House,
rid sonic others of the crowd. before there
as a fair test of their pugilistic skill. The
rincipal damage done was the sore rent of
[r. Reed's coat.
MORE PACKED otE.--Aniother at
mntpt to send oil' human corpses. packed Itt
irrels, was discovered and frustra te.d yes
rday, and it resulted in something so near
aipproahing to an imjplication on the
art of a certain department connected
ith our city economy, as to give those dis
ased a fair opportunity for rumoring sur
ises and possibility of character not very
-editable to those whose departments are
ncerned. The case was this. During
'uesday night. unknown to any person be
mging to the vessel, a barrel niarked
Small & Masters, Portland," was put on
card the Portland schooner Alfred' lying
Conies slip, where it was found in the
morning; besides which another barrel,
milirly marked, was found standing by
to side of the schooner, on the middle pier
r the slip. Tlie acting mate of the vessel
'ho said he knew the names of every firm
t Portland, told the captain that he had
ever heard of such a house as that to
hieh the barrels were directed: which fact
annected with the irregular manner in
-hich the barrels had been placed there,
ntd the recollection of the ''Southern
oark" cases of recent occurrence, induced
re suspicion that this might be a shipnent
f similar character. In conseqiuence of
ais suspicion the barrel was opeted, and
ne was foind to contain the bodies of two
-hite females. one quite old and the other
bout I tirty live, and the other contained
ie corpse of at white man who had attain
il to middle age. Information of the dis
avery was sent to the police ollice, atnd the
oroner had the barrel and conteats con
eyed up to the dead house, in the altmis
onse yard, in which the corpses were
amoved from the casks and placed on the
oor for exhibition.
The coroner then situmoned anjury and
rotcedel.'o hold an inianest emn the bodies.
ud tram their extrenely emaciated ap
etrance, and the atlence of any appear
nces of violence, the jury came to the co
lusiou that in each case death had result
d fron disease, and they rendered ia ver
Besides the coroner's jry. a number of
idividuaIs, and among them several 0al
ers attached to the Uniited States, and po
lie dead house to take a look at the bodies:
nd in the face of tle dead female, several
f them recognized the countenance of an
hl womatn -ho lasa stummer was a paupe
nid was in . .habit of soliciting almos in
lie Park, and aboutt the courts and otlices
f the city hall. None. however, were ae
nainited with her natane ;hbut the reasona.
Ie sutppaosi aion t hat sickntess or the cohh
renather lhau drivena haer from biegintg ini thle
'airk, tol permaneant qaaariers rat lie Helle
nie alms house, was pretty' geneirally enter
ainead. Oni the body of the mtant, too, was
atmtd a very pleealiar shirt, stuch als are
cpt for usae tat the liellevue htanatie estah
shmlenit, aind, ini short thae helief was soona
ulrrenlt, athaat these bodies ait leaist if tiot also
tose of~ the blaicks recenitly founid undeahr
imlila~r circum astalnees haid comae li-omi theii
ity' estabalishttmenat at Hlellevuer. Whheri
lacy cou hi hiaive baeen lbroughlt fromi t hete
>r the puarpose of shtimenit, withouiat thae
now uuledge andi Ctcncurrenice of thoa-e whloi
are ebiarge of the prio atndi hiospital is
ibalishmaents, is a questiuan whaicha wats thai.
3'iay outhed~i, butt 'ae haave tno ktnowl
alge of p):aritnlar s rebaitive to 96ie goverm
it of thosa~e est~lablahmet that eniablles.
s to amisne r.
Fromt the Charrestion (ourk r,
E X'rx:siva: Cox FL..oan.vrt oN. W'e stopa
ae press toa give the ihllowintg extract of a
tlier fromal the M avot of ILexinagtona to the
(ost 'ilaaster at Chle~lstonl:
l a-:xaN o-roa, K . Ja ma. 2
Dear Sir,-Ocenpujyinag theC stitmion I ntow
o, I ideem it myi baountdenl dutty to commutat
icatte athe said itell igetnce foar wivcha we art
uis a ime mouatrat, for I consider it butt j 'st ice
I our friendis atlbroadi, ni hase initeaest t'aay lbe
Ik'eted lay ouar grenat loss, to lit thaemt know~'.
a ais to ea~le athemi tol reach ura a.eitv ais siooni
Sposile, nanad suaper-imen~td thleir own cont
ernis. Oura inivailuab hle loass has baeen o ea
it nied hy a lire ini iaur city, which has beena
remer ablat aniy ever knoiwnm ina thIe w estian
It butrsteid forth ina the heart of ouir totwna.
ist niight, aboniat .5 o'cliock; it hats raigedl n iith
ntecasinag lfury unatil it htas consaaaaned imorte
iltses, andi thle princiEipIalI111 por t of thieira
ionteaats; ailsoa, out-r Couara lI Inse, a ogiether
itih athe Northerti llak iif k llntuck v. with
fe~w papers saved, aal ah liraneid lnatnk
f Kenatutcky, waith abtlt haalf of a hira persI'"
avedl. Saidness is dlepictead ina ev-erv cotti.
atanice, andl otar City, whtiebi wats veste rdaay
lwo bonaus if that Weust, ini pin~itt iof hIwa uty, is
ow latid ini ashies,
Th'le followuuing genatlieen waere, on aJEot
av laa-t, eleeted tailicers of thle Autt tsta
uarkey Ciha, foa the enasaina year:t
Col. Wiade ll amtptona, Praesidenat; Gen.,V..
Valker, 1st V'ice Presalent, G. 'W. Idnmaatr,
ul do: WV. G. Ni~ainm ald W. 1I. .Jiones,
4eretatries; WV. .1. livye. .osepah Ware. I).
.. ickersotn, R ichuarda F. liush,.. V. Cow
tg, S. M-l Thaomipson, Steards.
Th'1e It'estern F-ronlier.-A hlandt of Oaage
indianis. aihotut ione hunitdredh itt numbii~er, hav-e
nado a descenlittlupon onei of athe counlties of
hi issonairi, aiu commi ait ted otr ages ta ttat
heir stock. It is ex pected thle ilit ia 'ill
myto b- i e om leredl oat for the at prpaose of,
Correspondcnce of the Charleston Cour.
WASIINrTOY, Feb. 6
We have no news to-day, worthy of a
letter. The Senate is not in session
The hlouse is ttill engaged on the Mis
tissippi election question. Messrs. I.egare
ind Rlhett have spoke to day, In favour of
tending the election back to the peoplo :
and inlessrs. Bell and Pope against it.
Many members wish to speak, ainong them
Mr. Sergeant, who hasjust returnel from
[3e Pennsylvania Convention. I can't tell
n hen, or how the question will ih dceided.
A few such cases would efl'cutnlly prevent
Congress from doing any other business.
There must be something decidedly wrong
in the system of elections and in the mode
of authenticating them to the Iiouse. Par
ty eonsiderations tmay, perhaps, enter, to
soie extent, in the decision of this case, as
they always do with every citestion. more
or less, that is brought before Congress.
There are now present two hiundred aid
thirty-six menmbers Of these, there will
not vote. viz : Messrs. Gholson, Claihorne
and the Speaker. Of the two hundred
amd thirty-three votes, one huldred and
nineteen w ere the other day given ngainst
Claihorne anti Gholson. ilr. Sergeant's
vote is to be aedde to I lie sao e side. So, of
course, it is necessarv to chanme four votes,
it orler to send the election back to the
Mr. Rives' hill is the subject of much re
mtrk. Hlow far the Whigs intendl to car
ry it remains doubtful. The provision
whihe gives the confirmation of the selec
tion of. the banks to the .ouse of Repre
sentatives in conjunction with the Senate.
is much objectel to The louse is too
prone to log-rolling to he charged with such
a duty. But ir. Rives remarked yester
day, that the do tails ofthe lill will certain
ly lie nlteretd, if its principles tiet with ap
From an Occasional Corresponeknat.
WAsHuITON, Feb. 2,
The repeatedi assertions of a probable
ebange in the Cabinet has made me curious
to kniow the 'acts.
It is true that the Secretary of the Navy
was induced by continuel inlispositions to
tender his resignation, but the President
with great itiagnaninity decided that hav
ing lost his health in the service of his conn
try lie should have an opportunity of re
gaitning it, and lie will accordingly proceed
on a tour of duly and recreation to P'cnsa
cola as soon as he shall have answered the
call of Congress in regard to the delay
of the Exploring Expedition, which wili
conticlusively show that lie has bI e3 in no
intancc the cause.
It is now about to be fully organized tun
<der Captain Gregory, an oflicer in ail re
spects competetit to the task.
The Vincennes, Peacock sloop of war,
the store ship Relief and schooner Acetive,
Will sail in a few weeks, and a fine iner
chantman ofsix huntlred tons, for the ae
cotmmo(lation of the Scientifie -roips will
be addedt if Congress sanctions the appro
Althoughl Mr. Reynolds is the reputed
-author of an unpleasant correspondence
in the Courier & Enqltircr, lie will be per
salary o( 2,400 a year.
The : Aurora Piraefi Cuse.---in the fCir
cuit ('ourt ye!sterday, Don Francis Stou:gh
ton. Spanish consul at this port, obtaince
a verdiet for 5.1919 against Rilid. Sheri
iai, laite ownier amnd muaster of lie schooner
A auor, whieb it will be remembhered, lie
is charged lv w it hainig w'reeked at Oeinrat
('(ke. lani( robbedt if 21 tloubl Ioons whiebch
hiadtci en put oniboar by th ile S paniish Gov'
ernment'n at IIliaanna, conisigntd to thle
pilainaai ll'.~ lheridlan is still ini prison here.4,
a3i34 is tol be remoi~ved! to (Cir aita for trial.
hiis coiunsei, G en. Il(igarlnus, was peet
imat tiaempted no alehience of1 the suit ;iand
a veral iei wa:s rem he ru'l up on lie hillI of
laelingi n hiehI was priosliiced Iin(4j' couiland
pirovted. A fier Shierilani's arrzivaiIlohre,. hem
piretenitled I in his conifi-c i'rates inl thle criie
tat lie hail hoeen robbedl of thle mi onev, buti
lie doublhooiis havye becen foniil al11 s:af'e ina
lie luitais oif an iniiiividalttl to whomi Sher'ai
-hani tranisferredl them'in o Erde4r to secur~e himn
in becoing his hiail.- N. I'. Sun.
Escapr1).--hle 31 oitCeomery' .1 ail wa':s
biroke on Saturday n(1'iight last :iandt wol imili
3hirI es~capef. Ti'is wis 4'[Teetedl by mieans
oif lhairs n ith which the floori of 'the Jail
Gilb'eri, who was chatrged~i wir b ihe imturder
iof 3lotnroe of hits couty. We hoipe this
ni ill ('tll die 13annti 4of iiose n. hose bunsi
ness it is to gtuardl ithe public, 143 the, ."per
vision: ofl te Jtail, if' indueedl it t'an lit 4ini
tied withI suchl an aippe~'Ilhioion. A.3imos
every pr'~iieiner who) hiad anyv de4sire tol leave
atle watll s of' t his pr'isonii by niighi hazs donetit
'io, asnd we laud indletil better hiave' not .Iail,
lihim sneh ai (3ne1 as this oif 3ilntgomtery.
Journal, :; I Jan.
N3:wv-Yoa, Feb. 2-3. P.31.
Cold II rater.-Thle lhermlomeiiter stood
ini the c'ity oni Wednesda54ty moirnin' lit slut
rise t' '4h ablove zerio: vest erda y imrniing
ail te -a tne houri, it stood at 1G0. (Oni3 loin.
dhay, niiht a, 1(3 o'clock, ini an ex posed .itin
aitioni on the westerni simde of the' city, it fell
tom withliin1 ldegirees of zer''o . Th'Ie v'ariaitioni
of' ilie weuathler duirinig th li'hist six dlays has
bm'en from ;in8t to 1t4'degrees (fi n t ii'urah y
asat 3n330n, the4 day11 follon~ in33. oif lie samiae
timel of1 dayi it n~ Its dotwn to 20 Th'le ic'e
dealer4'is h3 ae, fori thle first time I his season),
commei nce l'ayIiniig in ihiir t ock .-Erprem ss.
Couiirts oft A' prieal both c~onvened,'il ini this city,
ya'sterdiay~i, ai pro 11(ct'eede to bius iess. Ini
t'he;frmier' wIere present, Ju idges O'Nale',
aniti, Iharl and14 int let'; in the Itteri'i, (Chan-i
-Carle ston Courier, l>~ ti
('reat Va, }\lgting at Nru--O(rlean .
A v'ery large~ mieetiaig wais behal at 3 he New.
O rleanis l. xchange' oni ihle 2/th til., at w hich
I lenrmy Cla wi as iininuated for' thle l'resi
deuncy. Tlh m ieeting wazs ntinneriomsl y at
tuimled by citizens of 03thier StIa te. ain-l wa';s
ofSuth-('arinait. Tlhtis in:iniationm ot
.M r.C( lay,' is subhiert.howe'ver. tot he decisioni
(nf a na:tionlI ramnrenton-lid.
I-DGEFJl;I.D C. II.
'i'URSDAY, 4EIIRUARY i5. 16:3.
This being the fast day appointed by the
Edgefiold Baptist Assoeation, the services
will commence with a prayer n'eeting ut 8
o'clock in the norniig,n the Baptist Meet
ing House, and preaching at half past JO
The Citizens of Charleston have memo
rialized Congress for the establishment of a
We have comc to a pretty end if every
"Rhymer" is to poke his fun at us. It's
well for him that he wrote the name of his
Painting, for we are sure that no one would
have recognized it. Whatever else he may
beC, weo are bound as impartial crities to
say, that he is but a poor Rhymer. But we
are not vexed; we will do him justice.
Ilis Prose is good ; excellent. That part
of it, " I seid you three dollars worth" is
surpassingly beautifil, and we recommend
him cordially to our readers, as a fine model
in this species of composition.
EXECUTION OF READ AND EVANs.-In
pursuance of the sentence of the Court,
Jas. Read and;Thos. Evans were executed
on the 9th inst. for Negro-stealing. These
unfortunate men were convicted at the last
Fall Term upon the clearest testimony, and
appealing without stccess for a new trial,
were sentenced at Columbia in December
last. They were both strangers among us,
and we believe in the State. Read hal re
sided in Philadelphia. and Pittsburg Penn
sylvania, and has left a family in N. Jersey.
Evans claimed to be last from N. Carolina.
In our last we published the reply of Gov.
Butler to the petition of a portion of our
citizens in behalf of Read; it is proper to
state that a similar eflort was made for
Evans. No one, we think, ever expected
the interposition of the Executive. 'eho
proof of guilt was conclusive, and no miti
gating circumstances could be presented.
But it is natural to expect that in a refined
nnd christian eommunity, the sympathies of
individuals would be excited. 'I'his was the
case in this instance, and whilewe doubt
not that the Governor has done his duty, we
know that lie fully appreciates the motives
which prompted the benevolent efforts of
certain of our citizens.
About 1 o'clock the Sheriflfollowed by
large crowd, started to the place of ox
tiomn. We are informed that the priof
manifested very deep feeling, and that
last moments under the gallows were spent
in earnest prayer to God for his mercy.
The contested Mississippi election has oc
cupied more time we believe, than any
other matter, this Session. When the de
bate wil! enl, we do not know. From the
last accounts, the anxiety among the mem
hers to speak, was growing in intensity.
There is great division otn the great Fi
nanciall questioti. Nationial Bank men, Sub
T1reasuiry mxen, Conservativer,, lIardl-money
men, &c. &c. are all in thegrena contend
inig for victory. It is probable however,
that no distinct ttove will now~ lhe made, to
estabilish a Natioinal llaink. There is policy
ini war, anad the friends of thme mieasure :are
waiting for a mori:e autsiaious periotd. T1he
paltienit is sick, baut not sick enough for thei
Ilerenlean remtedy. The I Doctors will wait
lumtiflibe gets in extremity ;and thleu in the
state of dlesperiationi which will seize upon
all, they will lie permtitted wi thiom opposi
I otn, toi resort to thle ir favorite ntost rumi.
WVe have pailIshed a~ creat deal of bad
verse, tad have more now pressinig upon us.
Ii is high ilte tha:it we shiotihI urn eitie,
as5 poiorly goitalified as we knowi~ we are, and
exercise sonic diseretioti in the matter.
Let us tnot lie chiargedl n ithi a disposition to
wounid the feelinigs of ainy one, when we
say that things are senit to its as per
w Ihi cannot piass even for clever versifica
tion. E very huody kn rows that I horace lhas
said, "a; Poet is horn, not made " A good
rersilh r hiowever. mttay lie mnae, and while
we wotnl| noat he so) unireasoniale as to re
qutire of ouri Correspiondfents to conie up~ to
hea fiull d'gni ty and sublimity of the Poet,
we have a right to expect of them to givo
its at leasfttrspretaldec rrrses. Verse has
bien defined as that form wihich sounds as
snime liy means of. a regular motion and
mieasutre. This defitiition implies Mu::;e,
ifIarmny,. Th'lere is ste ht a thing as TIime,
ais .I/e Ire, anid we wouild sut~est to otir Cor-.
respotndenits, to imeasure their syjllables, andl
takec care iltha te lune is not t wie as Iotag
ais ainoth1 er. 'lTe biegininer may lie fo rced
for a n biie to countit his fitngers, hbut let htim
not be dliscouraged. forg in a i-hort time , if
thtere' is any it'tiic in his soull, his ear will
keep himt straight.
Thte Febiruary tilumbehr of. th It out hern
Agriculturist is recaived, anda we give its
(Chiapter of (Contatts:
Pan-tr I.-&ditoi al uned Original.
A grienitutre, &.e. in F'ranae, front Mr. .
Veninig A rde cnt Sprtis , dlestrinctive of the
Piatng htiterast :lhv q.
A ifvanitages. of iI end ing ihe Sath ern . -
rieiturtist: lby Pinte Woodls,
l'xrerimeiunt an Slips: by C'olltuin.
Ob)iearviato ut i ons onthileu ttta'ninl~s
anal othietr tings, conttainted in 1 r. 31a 'as
(Ot ratisintg Nagroes: lhv . S. [.t
Siluinihly ('aletlar oh 'I(;rtieitture, u&c.