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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 ,P*10.. 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 mary: Tseisty-four& Congress. 1836 and 1837 Printing, $148,28 39. Stationary, 24,127 47. -172,415 86 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 Noes 11. '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. - Miesellaneous. 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 Hforanio, 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 ties. 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 entirely. 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 a ed,.. 0t sata '0 n ca at of die son. ent; hut that itd abovo r -. .great eon 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 . lease. 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, rdated, 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 ing here. 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 irl & rneof, andp y have fled at ste pr troops. 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 wire? 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 are out? Ta/of-They are scattered and may nait te found. 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 would try. 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, -eplies) 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. iiumtly. 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 ington letter. "SYrr:rTnu5, Morning. 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 of bIelrod." The Madisossaa ofthe 9th inst., centains the fullowing: "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 fe.-Charleston Courier. Vbe Sibertizers 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 car: 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. eston: 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 overnment." 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 on." 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 resent. 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.