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anthe goverament miulhi Ije carried on
eliciently ir three or tour milions less
Than were ezpended last year, instead. of
which tbe expenditures for the present year
are six or seven millionrs more. The pre
eat bin was to go into operation in two or
M posing::dties of 20 per
coat. upon articles now free. with scarcely
any notins to the importer, and the coase
,qonce would be that some would be great
ly injured. while others would be greatly
bemitted by its operation. He proposed
that by general consent the comprous
actshould be revised. Let all the dutiei
above 20 per ent. go down radually t
that point, and those under ~0 per cent
until the proper poit was reache'
afaird-am adequate revenue
fo the economical expenditures of the gov
megatgg Mr, Clay replied to Mr. Cal
gatf t1oie length, and the questiot
.taker on the pending motion
was to place teaand coffee amon,
frie.articles, and it was carried-aye
Aotion was then made to place sa
aog the free articles, pending the dis
otwhich, the Senate ndjourned.
an t'e House, the only business don
.'s the disposing of the McLeod resolu
trn~which was laid on the table.
WasaItaTox, Sept. 6.
it.Seaate"oday after some prelimi
' iusiness, he Tariff bilL as taket
, lbi q4uestion being on the motion 1<
ki salt fre.of duty. This was debatit
atonsiderabl length, and was lioally nega
tived-ayes S., noes 25. Mr. Walkec
then moved to exempt gunny bags fron
duty. which was lost. Mr. Calhoun thei
mnoved to inake all articles free of duti
which were .exempted by the Cuinpro
misse act,.of which he read a portion to
ahow that this bill was in express violatino
of its provisions. Mr. Clay replied, an
contended that under the Comprotise ac
Ahiey had full power to modify the taril
whenever the exigencies or the Governi
ment required it. Mr. Calhoun said thr
had powei to modify it but in two contain
gencies: in case of a surplus revenue <
lower theduties; and in case of a deficien
cy of revenue to increase the duies; ye
ia this bill to raise revenue for an empi:
treasury, articles which pay a duty utnde
the Compromise act, are made freet whilt
others which are exempted from duty b,
thi.Compromise. are raised in 20 per cent
The amendment was lost. Mr lluchauat
proposed his amendment, which was deba
ted sotb. days since, to impose 20 per ceo
on rail road iron imported; which beiti
so modified as not to affect iron imporiei
before the 1st of March 1843, for work:
now in rogress, was agreed, to. Two o
three otherunimportant amendments were
acted on, and the Senate adjourned.
In the House a report was made frot
the Committee on contingent expenses o
Congress, of which the following is a sum
Tseisty-four& Congress. 1836 and 1837
Printing, $148,28 39.
Stationary, 24,127 47.
Te6t-fiftk Congress, 1838 and 1839.
Printing, $217,684 44
Stationery, 73,486 86
8291, 171 30
26& Co s, 1840, and to 31st Mfay 1841
trl $99 6644
O $158,171 15
Y' e 25th Congre
amoun ouible as much as eith
or of the others. This was occasioned h,
the necessity ofaupporting two W hig es
tablishments--Allen~ being the elected am
Gales and Seaton the actual priuters fam
that session. The great disprop.ortion .0
the charge for stationery as compared witi
the printing of the last Congress is atinho
table to the immense quantities used by th
Whig Central Commit tee who remaimed it
session in this city during last summer an'
autumn franking oeTdocumnents and spee
ches by the cart load.
The report ofthe Committee of electiom,
adverse to the right of the Delegate fruom
Florida to hold his seat, was taken up,
and after considerable discussion, withou1
coming to a conclusion thereon, the llouse
adjouned. VAstWGToY, Sept. 7.
In the Senate this morning, the Tari1
bill was taken up, and after several amend.
ments had been proposed and rejected.
was reported to the Senate. and the amemn.
meats made in committee were concurred
in, with an unimportant excep'ion. tr.
Clay then proposed that the bilhishould _
into operasion from and after the 30th 01
the present mionth. Mr. WVright ipooed
to modify by making it commenee thirti
days after its passage, which was rejecte~d
Mr. Calhoun then proposed the 31st dayi
.1 October. He said that muosit the fal
goods ordered by the Southern merchant
would not arrive until after the 1st of Oc
wober. On many of these goods the dutie
were raised by this bill from nothing tc
20.per cent. and its effect would be to com
mit almost robbery on some, while it would
be making the fortunes of others. Thc
anotion was seconded by Mr. Bienton. H e
said the foreign commerce of New Orlean
would be caught in a trap. The bill would
operate, a conynlsion in the commnercial
wordd,anti that without notice, because b~
the time the hill wan passed and published,
it, would he near the close of the month,
and thus its passage and taking effect,
would be simultaneous. The amndmeni
was rejected. Mr. Clay's proposition was
then agreed to. An amendment was thet
offered, exempting goods brought from
.beyond the Cape of Good flope and Cape
Horn when the vessels bad passedi those
places previous to the.1sit of August. Mr.
Calhoun moved to amend by exempting
giomds brought from ports south of the equa.
'o blc had leil previous to the 1st ol
IEdwabr. This was opposed by Mr.
Caand was los', and the precedin~
amendment was adopted. Th'e bill was
then ordered to a third reading. The bill
subsequently coming up on its passage,
Mr. Calhoun said he wan most anxious to
express his opions of the bill, but from
the lateness of the hour, and the evident
inpatlence of' the Senate. he felt himselt
cer from that intention, lie would
ien l ask the Senator from Kentucky
k was intended to take up the
et 'o theTariff at the next session.
eight or. ten millions moce raven"e, prova
dedffor at 1be net session, and that the
tari' would necessarily have to be review
ed. - The bill was then'passed-r-Ayes 33
'The bill naking an appropriation fu
outfits and salaries of Diplomatic Agent
was then taken up. uad an amendmen
was off'ered, to strike out the salary antI
outfit of the Charge to Naples, which, afte
considerable debate, was carrriedi-Aye
1 23, Noes 18. The bill was subsequent:
i read a third time and passed, and the Sen
I ate adjourned at a late hour.
In the House, the further coosideratior
of the report of the Committee on Elec
I tions in the case of the Delegate from Floe
I ida, was postponed until ile next session
A Resolution was reported from the Corn
mittee on Foreign Relations. reqestt
i the President to interfere in behalf of thos
Americans who were hanished by h,
British Government to Van Diemens an
for their participation in the insurrection i
Cadoda. Mr. Adams opposed the Redc
t lution in a most violet and infamnator
harangue, anl said the Executive coul
with as much propriety interfere in thi
matter, as Queen Victoria could in th
case of slaves banished from this countr
for participating !ns an insurrection ngains
their maiters, for if the peple of Canad
were fighting flor liberty ani the 0ighsts
I man, much more mi-hi it he said that th
a slaves would he doing so.
Sar. Ilolonesin a few brief and eloque
- remarks, administered a proper rebuke t
r the inveterate fanatic. and his hatred t
I the South. which he displayed on ever
I occasion that presented itself. Withot
taking #he question the House adjourne<
The Veto is expected omt Thursday. an
I it is said will he equnlly "flat footed" a
I the last. Hell, E wing and Crittenden, wi
I retire from the Cabini immediately. an
t Weboster and Grancger soon after.
Frusm the .-Jhrille Baanec.
AT3!0SPULAnc.1L Pil EN:OMENO.N.
A"%naw5t.n or r :Su AND BLOOD.
"There are mitre thing int heaven and eartl
V Than are dreamt of in vnia philosophy."
r Thus spake .the Prince of Denmarh
and every d:iy we ticar of something i
coifirm the remark. On Tuesday w
heard fron various persotns that a shoe
apparently of flsh and blood, had fa
len in Wolson county, near Lebanon, i
I this State, and thute the fields were covere
to a consierable extent. The accous
I staggered our belief; but, strange as it ma
appear, it hins been confirned lIy the state
r ment of several gentlemen of high charac
ter. who have persomally examined th
scene of this phenomcenot. They state iha
f the space covered by this extraordinar
f shower is half a mile in length and ahot
seventy-five yards in width. In additio
to the information just received. we has
been favored by Dr. Troost, professor c
chemisry in the University of Nashville
which the following letter from a highl
reS~pectable pis sician of Leianon. W,
have also scen the spiecimens sent to hit
for examination. Tit its they appear to b
animal matter, and the odor is that of
trid desh. We do not pretend to offer
theory to account for this phenomeno
we leniet that tf nl,!er and more scienti,?
hsaud<.-Whent the spcecimens heave peg
throu--h a e c
Dr. G. TroAit: F
ter, which appears
source, to have fallen fromi
WVith me there can be doubt of'
animal matner-hhscod, muscular fib
ipous matter. Please account to us,
you can, on philosophical prir~e'iplet., fa
the cause of this phenomenon. The patri
eles I send you I gatheered with my ow
handes. Frems the extent of surface ove
which it has sp~readl, andi thec regular man
ner it exhibiled on somne green tobacc
leaves, heaves very little or no doubet of is
htaving fallen likse a shower of rain; ant
it is atusied, on: the auithority of some ne
eroes oniv, to hacve fasllenc from a small re
cloud-n'o other cloeuds vi-aible its the hea
vens at the timse. It took place ecu Frida;
last, bcetween elevetn nnd twelve o'cloclk
about five miles northeast of Lebanont.
hatve senit wheat 1 think to he a dropr
blhood,. the other particles composed a
mcle asnd fat, althotn:;h the proportion
of the shower oppceared to bce a much las
ger quanttity of bloodi than of other propet
I na, in Ihaste, your mnost ecbed't. serv's
WV. P. S.\Y LE.
rFromc dhe Nashville Banner. August 23.
We plis~h to-day, frost thce Lebtauni
Chronicle, somte further detsails of th
"Shower eof Blecd" which fell in: Wilqsit
county. Our readers may rest assured a
Ithe facts staited, however we are ntuable t.
account for themt. A scientific gentlemta
of this city left here on Satutrday, on a visi
toe the scene of theis phenonmenon, for th
- ups of gathteringc further particulars.
From the Lebanone Chronic/e.
The followineg comm:dunication is frot
too respectable a socurce tee questione its ver
icy;t we therefocre give place to it. W%
will add aheat we have evidences of th
I fact, that the substance mentioned in the
I communicatioin didl (all from the boaven
in a shower, theat no man in his senses cai
doubi. Although no one save sthe negroe
saw it fall, yea the manner it was fount
spattered upon the tnbacco leaves conIc
leave no doubt upon the mind of any osm
who saw it that it had fallen. We heave
seen and examined the substance-whati
is, we do not pretend so conjecture; buti
looks like putrid flesh, or a bloody gluti
nous matter concreted, and ametis vera
nauseous. it is indeed a miraculous oc
currence, but not stranger than true.
Scores of men of unimnpeachabhe veracia3
will testify to the fact of the substance be
ing found as described in the following
communication, and none who have seer
the place and~ learned the circumstances
pretend to question its having fallen from
the heavet s.
From thet Chronicle.
Mr. Editor: It is with some degree oh
diffidence I submit to the task of maakin~
the rollowing communication to the public
through: your paper; being well aware
thact, from the novelty and strangeness of
the occurrence whieb I sheall relate, I shall
sutdect myselfto the ineredulity of thbe pub.
number of'witnesses of the fistr i~eta.
Itility. I reel inde6aifed in. ma ? the
statement. The facts itre follows:
On Saturday last a'youn uTan prought
to my ofiee a small piece or tobacco leaf,
with an apparent drop of coagulated blood
upon it, and requested an analysiof it
L stating that the substance uponithe leaf
I ha'l fallen from a cloud in the heavens.
r This excited my curiosity, and led me to
make particular inquiry ralativ i this
r strange phenomenon. I ascertained that
-ir. J. M. Peyton, of Labanon, w in the
neighborhood at the time thistrang esbow
1 er fell which led me to inquire oftim.
- Mr. P's statement was, that he was at the
- house of Mr. E. M. Chandler, living on
. Spring creek, about five miles from Leba
- non, on Friday last ; that about I or 2
i o'clock, P. M.. two or Mr. Chandlar's ne
e groes came in from the tobacco nld, where
e they had been at work, and stated to their
I master that it had been raining blood in the
a tobaccofield. Whereupon, Mr. Chandler,
accompanied by Mr. Peyton and Mr. D.
y Dew, returned with the negroesad round,
J promiscuously scattered over a portion of
s the field, drops of blood, adheringto the to
e bacco leaves. This statement Q(Ar. Pey
y ton's-he being a gentleman of srict ver
.t acity-induced me to go in person to the
at spot and examine for myselr. Aecording
f. ly, on Suniday last, I went to the-house of
e .Mr. Ch::ndler, who, in company, with Mr.
T. R. Jae'en an:! John Jackson, pro
it ceeded wish them to tia: tobavg r'ound.
o Mr. Chandler smated, in substance, the
* same that Sir. Poyon had stated; that his
y negroes were at work in the tobacco, and
it about half past II or 12 o'clock a rattling
| noise like rain or hail was heard by them
ci falling round, which they soon found to be
a drops of blood falling. On looking uip.
i the negroes state they saw a small red
a cloud, passing swiftly fron east to west,
immediately over their heads, and which,
soon*nfter passing over them, disappeared
Mr. Chatidler and Mr. Peyton visited
the place, about 3 o'clock the same even
ing, and found, as they thought, drops of
blood and small portions of flesh. aIr. C.
stated that he foesid a piece which he
thought nhout half flesh ant; balf fat, an
inch and a half or two i::ches ;ing, all of
o which produced a very oifensive smell, ex
e tending all over the tield.
Aly visit was not until Sunday evening,
about fifty hours fron the tiue the matter
fell; at that iime, there was no odor per
ceptible, except when the particles were
i brought very near the smell was i very
y offensive. I examined the dro the
tobacco leaves, and satisfied mi .
they had fallen perpendictlarly
e leaves. I next examined for
I the shower, and ascertained it'
y from forty to sixty yards it widt
i or eight hundred yards in len
a est on the east. and a field f w
e west, prevented our tra it
f green tobacco. It
probably a drop
y although i
a ed from the
m peared to ha
sata '0 n
ca at of die son.
ent; hut that itd
a who witnessed
r I forbear any f s
.I would only add ihetihaiik
a watter I could collect soDr. Ge
, of Nashville, who will, rao douhir
I it to any person who may cull on hiami
.where thecy may examine for themselves,
anad give the philosophical cause if they
Full of Man.-Despatches from Tur
Ikisha Armenia, received at Constantinople,
rstato that a copious shower of manna took
pla)1ce at Alle'ppo and its neighborhood on
, the :3d of of .May, 'rho mantaa which is
.in fact a tasteless seed, that becomes w hite
.like flour after beitng kept a while, fell to
the depth of twso inchses. Samples of it
were to he chemically analysed at Con.
staitintople. Whbat adds to the singularity
of t he circumsutauce is, that a great dearth
was prevailing at the time.
FROMi FLOR IDA.
Ertract of u letter receired in Chaarletson,
Tara DAY. Antg. 30. 18-41.
"Col. Worth arrived :sere yesterday,
bringing wish him thirty-six Indians, smong
them the celebrated stub chief Hosputarka,.
and sixteen of his picked warriors. The
Colonel met them. bsy appointment to hold
a talk, and t his chief having so repeatesdly
deceived the w hites, the Colonel thought it
decidedly better for the whole party to re-~
main with him, and'send messages after the
rest of the people, (numbering ina all about
250) which was done, and they liave prom
ised to) come in ont or before the 1,5th Sep
tember. Thais accomrplished, and we con
Ifidently hope anti expect it will be, and
Ithere will thlen remalin only Hlelic Tuste
nauggee. Tigertail, and Sam Jones, to con
tenad with. Trho two former have been
routed; atnd nearly ruin to death, and strip.
ped of every thing that could keep soul and
body toget her. Our last express from:
Furl King states that a command fromn the
2d Infantry captured nine womfan and
children of [elc's gang, and that chief
had himself made a very narrow escape.
All these things help our negotiations, anad
I have little dotsht that our messengerb I
now out will bring us good news from those .I
principal chiefs. Sam Jotnes and his peo- I
ple have done but little mischief, comnpar- I
ed with that perpetrated by others, and he I
contends that his people have never gone
beyond the line assigned them by his trea
ty wvith Gen. Maeomb.
"The muester roll of Indians now here.
including t hose captured hately at Fort U
King, numbhers 293. 1 assure you the gamse
is very nearly ur; and too much praise can-a
not be given to our most able and energet- 1
ic cnommane, for hiealnuse and success- ,1
ral efforts to acComplish the tcurniaatiuai a
Af this extraordiniary.stuggls. :
"Col. W. has been- offered the appoint- p
meet of Inspector General of the Army. h
and it is not yet known whether ie will '
accept; but if he should, he will not he imn- i
mediately relieved here, as it will he im- v
portant to retain him in the command t.n- 1
lil he completes what be has thus far be- li
gun, and prosecuted so weU."
Extract of another Letterfrom Tampa Bay,
of the same date as thefuregosng.
I am happy to say our prospects bright
en from almost every quarter. All of Co
acuoehee's band, except one man and his
family, have come in, and are in safe keep
Nne of the bands have any ind ueement
for remaining out any longer, they fnd they t
cannot remain in the country unmolested; a
their crops have been thoroughly destroyed.
and themselves driven from place to place,
to the great discomfiture and suffering of
their women and children. Those who
have already come in were in the most ab- d
ject state of wretchedness, with scarcely a e
vestige of clot hing-literally in-shreds and
patches. I have seen enough of Indians Y
to know that they are by no means indif.
ferent to the comforis of life, whatever may
be said of their endurance of privations, E
and yet there is a character about them truly
Roman. I witnessed a scene hers, a few
days ago, which, in my humble opinlion, d
puts the story of Damou and Pythias quite s
;: !he shade. A party of Intlians were re- d
cently discovered by some of our troops, %
who succeeded in capturing three of the
menand several women and children, num
bering in all about twenty, fled. The cap
tives were brought to this place, where
they were interrogated by the Colonel, du- c
ring which it was discovered that two of '
them had been concerned in killing and d
huruing a mail rider, some time in March 3
last. lhey were told that for this conduct b
of thcirs they would be hung in fifteen
days, unless within that time the rest of
their people should come in. They were
then placed in chains, and were per-nitted
to senad out tie third man of their party 1
with a talk to bring in the rest of their ien
ple, while they themselves were commit
ted to the guard. The man thus sent out
returned in five days, biintging with him a I
warrior by the name of Holati Firico, and j
some women und children, among whomts
were the tnother and sister of one of the
prisoners, whose namie is Talofq-adjo,
TIc scene that followed may be dratiati
zed thus: c
Scene, an open court in front of the ,
commanding oficer's quarters. Indians ,
discovered seated under the trees,
g them Ifelati Fixico, 'Pvthinel on
in the Indian posture; ''alof Ind
,) in chains, on a beach, his
against the trunk of a tree, and
ds the heavens, with a coun
sive of resignation; his
er lying upon the grass, at
ther weeping at the fate <
son. The Colonel, and
at a little dis
ron - OROitat u
& rneof, andp
y have fled at ste
adian can find Indian-if t hey :
in ten days, these mien will l
Ai!The trnck of the Indian ii cros
tifs path is hidden, and cannot be tra- I
cid in ltn sitts.
Cblone-(to Tatlof Ilndja)-Ilnve you a
Talof-.Mv wife and chill are nout with
the plel. I w idthahem htere shant I may
take leave of lhenm before I die.
Colonel-Do you love your wife and a
Tulo f-The dlog is fonal of its kind-I a
love mty ownm blood.
C'oloneL-Could you finid the people that
Ta/of-They are scattered and may nait
Colonel-Do you dlesire your frnedom!i
Ta/of-I see the peopsle passing to and
frn, anal wish to be with them-I am sired
of my chains.
Co/one-If I release you, will you bring
in the people withinm the time fixed? K
Talof-You would not trust me-yet I
C'olonel-I fHolati Fixrico will cusentt to
take your chains, and be hung in your
place. if you should not return, you may
go!-(a long pause. Ta/of continues :
throughout she scene with his eyes fixed
an the heavens-his mother a..d sister now t
ast imploring looks to Holati, who, du
ring she last few questiotts, has struggled
to matinain his composure, evincing (
iy the hteaving~ of his breast and his gasp-~
ngs, as thiough thte rope were already5
aout his aneck, that lhe is still at ease-all
ees are tuarnead tn him-he recovers, and
eith she utmost coamposure aitd firmness,
Ho/ai-I have no wife or chsildl, or
nother-I is more fit Ito should live thtan
[-I consent to take his chains, and abide "
si fate-let hirn go.'
Colonel -Bc it so-hint do not deceive 'I
ourseves-so sure as Ta/of Hiadjo bings 51
ot in the people within ten days Ho/ati r
lies the death of a dog!
With the utmost solemnity the two In
ians were then taken to the armory, when ti
he chains wore transferred to Holali, sad wq
an ffteen minutes after, Talef was on his p<
urntey. Yesterday a messenger arrived, be
ringing initelligence that Ta/of was on a
is way in, with all his people, and might "
e expected here to-morrow or next day. d
'hero is more truth than poetry in the tore- te
ling, and what makes it more remarka- en
e, when comparedl wvih the story of Da
iotn anal Pythias, is, that, in the one case,
strong and devoted friendship existed be- fa
veens the parties, while itn the other there pr
ppears no such feeling, hut the sacrifice sh
hII'red by Holati arose from a purely rno- :r
Ic and disin teresed matiesa desi..e to; C
Peruulacu.-Wi'w mthe lait few days .rd
Iaav-added to our Exchange list the following
Periodicals, all ofwhich we take pleasure in re
:ommending to the reading part of our com.
The Sonhrn Botanical Medical Jourxa.
rinted at Forsyth. Geo.,-Edited by de Fa.
wlty of the southern Botanical Medical Col.
ege, and published by the Trnstessemi-nfoth
y, in octavo furm, containing twenty-four pa
,es, at three dollars per annum. payable in ad.
rance. The editorial and selections, as far as\
we ate -We to judge from a hasty perusal, are
good, and the mechaical part of te Journal
does credit to the conductor of that department.
The reasterx Farmer.-Edited and published
by Josiah Shaw, Esq., at Detroit, Michigan, in
uarlo form, of eight pages, semi-monthly. at
nedollarperannium. The pages of the Far
ner as entirely devoted to Agriculture, and from
its editorial and selections, we hesitate not in
mying. that it is a publication from which our
Agricultural friends might gain knowledge.
The Sutheru Plarter.-Edited by C.T.Bots,
Esq.-Printed in Richmond, Va., inoctavo form,
Dftwenty-four pages, msattaly, at one dollar
per annum, payable in advance; devoted to
Agriculture. Horticulture, and the Housebold
Arts. The Planter is well edited, and bidfair
o be useful to Planters, Farmers, &c. The
mechanical part of the work is well execated.
De Baxtling.-A new paper has been esta.
bished at Forsyth, Ga., under this tide; it is
mostly dressed. much more so, than posung ou
)f this elimate generally are, and from its am
blem and motto, we presume that its editors
Jucs not "hAte snakes." as the first is the repre.
ientation of a large rattle-enake, and the last
" Don't tread on me," immediately over its head.
rhe lovers of faa may find amusement in the
Banding, at the moderate price of one dollar
per annum, payable in advance.
ErT Subscriptions received for the above
works at this office.
The McLeod Case.-The Southern Patriot
c.mntuin<i the fllowing, as a Postsciptto a Wash
Mr. Fox, the British Minister, received ve.
ry heavy despatches last evening uy the Brita
nia. Two hours afterwards an express left this
city for the North, the object of which no one
cai tell. It has excited a good deal orspecula
tion. This. taken in connexion with the news
in the English papers about a fleet preparing
for this coast, leas given rise to many surmises.
Rumor says that the President has made an
admission in private conversaion " that we are
nearer a rupture than as generally imagined."
Rumor also says that bi r. Fox is about to make
another formal and fisnal demand for the release
The Madisossaa ofthe 9th inst., centains the
"A correspondentofe New York Asseriesu.
writing from Widtesboro'. where MeLeod is
imprisoned. states that about the 24th ult., let
ters were received from the Secretary of State
addressed to the Sheriu'and First Jdge of0nei
da county, stating that he had received autben
tic information that an attempt would be made
to take MeLeod from the' 'I in which he is
confined, and todispose ina as his captos
should see fit. Thesestare iisi the Secre
t.ary' opinion derived confrmation frm the
thateveral of the Arsenah in that pamt of
sobbed of thewi canson, and
pto04*rhad been aerm
without the as
rya-ro - ,"
.Cths knd ithur exiiganus
measures to guard agalmst any'
ofthis kind without exects any un
aolic',tude in the public Wi. nfor
nation and advice from such authority were of
:ourse not unhecded, and a patrol of citizetna
was organized to guard the jail durnne te
tight. On the 31st ult., Gov. Seward vmssed
hat place and authorized a stili more perfer
and elective organizationl. A number of the
Utica anilitary carps have been added to the
night patrol, and a body of one hundred citi
rens ate to be furnished with arms and ammi
ition b~y the State. and to he ready at a qo
mient's alarm tio appear on the spot."''
For the Fdge~feld Advrtiser.
TIlE MIlLITIA LAWS.
The Legis'ature at the last Session having
refused to revise the Mfilitia Laws of dais State,
antd hmving~ by the Act to alter and amend them,
r.pe'a-d Brigade Encampments. and restored
company Court, Martial as they were pratised
antmer"r to 1833 with the power to appoint a
collector of the fines, it may be well to enquire,
wheier these subjects are or sufficient impor
tlnce to riqulire a recotuuideraftos. It is not
surprisin!, that since the organization of the
M ilitia ii. 179-4, the almost annual accumulation
o'a statute on die subject, should in such a long
lapse of time, have swelled into a mighty mass
o' indigesed, incongruous. and almost incom'
prhnsible laws; the revision of such crude
aid comliesicted ma'trials will be no light 3s
bor, bt it has become indispensably necessary
t be done, aid if sel done, will be wordh to the
8State, ten times as much as it reasonably can
cosl; the day of Law Reforen has already begun
to dawn upon us, and aithough its morning
may be occasIonally overcast with clouds, a
bright meredian will crown its career, and the
people will hail its enlivening light with grati
tude, joy. aud applause. It is surely sound
policy iu every good government, and but jus.
tice to its citizens, diat its laws, especially it
statutes, should not only be plain, practical and
xpediet, but certain and intelligible; and
to be generally useful they must be easily ac
eessible to all.
What is the present condition of the Militia
Laws? They lie scatterred through the Acts of
e General Assembly from 1794 to 1840. and
ire now not only exceedingly diflicult to be ob
ained, but the expense of purchasaig them,.
>lace them beyond the meeans of most men, and
f possessed. there are few that can find the
aw without reading all the Acta, as itnotuntfro
uently occutrs that a clause relating to time Mill'
ia, is cotaiined in an Act of an entirely different
itle; and he must have as much leisure as a
tafer, stnd more patience than the patriarch,
bat can cheerfully spend his time in the painful
iursuit f"butinig a needle in a hay-stack."
The cnmpilationf of the Statues at Large will,
when It shall have been completed) effect the
enefit of bringing these Acts together. chro
ologicaly, into one volame, but as many of
acem have been, and more of theom ought to be
tpealed, and the test revised, this work willba
i unwieldy for ready reference (useful as it
til bm e n nl:at-forui on which a sysntmsticil
ire tie life of one w hom he wasiaere- or
)ore consequence tltan himself. Pythias
laced the utmost faith in tbe- promise of
is friend to return at the time appointed.
'his poor Indian had no such assuranco
I him:; on the contrary, he well know it
ras barely probable that Talof would re
trn with his people in time to save his
SEDGEFIELD C. 11.
THURSDAY, SEPTENDER 16. 1841.
7 Our readers are requemted to give the
ricle headed "1 Militia Laws," fritm our able
orrespondent " C," an attentive perusal. as
ie situation in which our Militia Laws now
tand, is certainly not creditable to our State.
C" has promised a series of numbers on the
lilitia Laws, and the Encampment system.
At an election held in this Town, on Monday
w 13th inst., the following gentlemen were
lected Intendant and Wardens for the ensuing
Istendant.-P. F. Laborde.
Eirdens.-E. J. Youngblood, B. C. BDyan,
J. lions, and E. B. Presley.
More RevoWtinry SoMier Ges.!-Near
ie Piney Woods House, in this District, three
oldiers of the Revolution, died, within a few
mys or each other, viz: BZXJAMIN LANsIA,
VILLAN Nons.s, and PZT'a HALLIARD. Mr.
,indsay was in the baules at King's Mountain,
nd at Blackstock. Mr. Nobles and Peter 11i
ard. served fur several years in Capt. Ryan's
mpany, and were in several hattles wi'.h the
'ories in this District, and on Edisto. They
ed, being old and fall ordays.aud the few that
rm left will soon have to follow thert to that
ourne from whence no traveller returns.
Corporatips Election.-The following gentle.
en were elected, on Monday the ti inst..
;r Mayor, and Aldermen of the City of Char.
Mayor.-Jacob F. Mintzing.
Aldermen.-C. A. Furman, Neil McNeill
t. W. Cogdell, John Schnierle, Thomas J
;annt, George Kinloch. William Patton. James
I. Stocker, John liuter, Otis Mills, S. P. Rip
!v. Alexander McDonald.
Col. William Ilopkins, of Richland District,
ommu,:ian1dant of the 23d Regiment ol Infantry,
van. on the 2ith tilt,, elected Brigadier General
f the 5th Brigade.
New Coato.-The Charleston Courier of the
Ith inst. says: " Twenty-six bale, new cotton
vere received by the raii road yesterday. con
igned to A. Lantte & Brother, C. Burckmyer
k C,,., and S. Mowry, Jun.
"There also came dcwn in the cars, a drove
f one hundred hogs, brought from Tennessee.'
The Winyah Obscrrer, of the 9th inst. says:
'The harvest has generally commenced. The
ice birdsate very troublesome to some phinters.
"The health of the town and neighborhood
good. The weather cloudy (with rain yes
and not sefflid
rhich heretoforelongdiseharged. wi
redit to itself and fidelity to the Go
pon an extensive scale, the duties of a de
tory of the pnblic funds, is recently again ap
oited the public depository at the Seat of
Money Rlecorerd.-The Richmond Whig of
lie 4th inst., says:-" W~e have authentic intel
gence fromu Dainville, that the uncancelled
ortion: of the money isecenithy abstracted from
de bank, in that place, had bieen f'ound, where
bad been concealed, and that one of the Tel
ra of the hank has been imiplicated it: the rob.
ry. arrested, and was undergoing examaina
Arrest for forgery.-A elerk in the employ
'f Meesrs. lIrverin~gs, merchants. Philadelphia.
ras arrested on Tuesday night, the 31st sit.,
hagedl with having com~mitted an extensive
rgery on onie of the baniks of that city.
Milk Sickiness.-T his dlisease among cattle at
he We't, hais rece.ntly been discovered to he
rodusced byv arsenie, which is found there in: its
:ativ'e state. and held in solution itn the st-ignlant
monds of water.
IkenlLh of .V. Orleans.-The Bee of the 2d inst.
taes, that the numhier sof interments reported
the lloard of hecalth for the twenty-four hsoura
'tding yesterday at nooni is 3.5. of which 21
rere sof yellow fever. At the Charity liospital
pI to the 1st at 6 A. M., tha:e were 28 admis
ions, of which 19 were yellowv fever. 8 deaths,
iI siC which were yellow fever, 14 discharges,
*f whichi 8 were yellow (eves Number of pa
ieets remaining in Hospital 362.
Ydloe Fewe is Maae.-The Portsmouth
leSte of 31st uit. says that the yellow fever
i raging at Bath, Me. There have beet: four
en cares, nine of which have proved fatal.
Ve understand that the stores and public hous.
are closed, and all btusiness suspended for the
Stand at Ease !-The Milledgeville Joursal,.
n of the ,nost raating Whig papers in Geor
i, gives the following advice to their party.
he editors, no doubt, think it advisable for
ec II'higgies to rest on their arms, until they
ceive further ordecrs from their Clay dictator.
hat nmaaarre the party will next perform. i
-it is supposed that the -Fiscal Corpora-.
n" bill will pass-and if so, that the President
ill vr.-c it. IC he does, the subject will be post-.
ned suntil the regtular session: when, it is so
Shped, lie will be more e.rpheit-or present
lan of his own ; so' that the peopile may know I
ht he is and where he is. Unlttil then, we
ould advise our friends not to be hasty in coo.
emning and utenouncing one, who hss hereto. I
re been all that a Southern State Rig hts man
old desire." (
The rains have been heavy in this region
r some tim-e-eore erops good, couan
omising; but f'ears are entertained lest
e wet weather should engender the dead.
worm which was so reinous last year.- t.