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From the N. Y. Con. Advertiser.
LATER FROM CALIFORNIA. ARRIVAL OF THECRESENT CITY The Creseit City arrived at 11 o'clock this morning from Chagres via Kingston, Jamaica. . The steamer California, arrived at Pana ma on the 231 November, bringing two hundred and uly-eight passengers, and tnore than one million of dollars' value in gold; of the passengers the Crescent City brought one hundred and sixty, and gold to the amount of one million of dollars, in cluding that belonging to the passencers. The Adelphic company of New York. who had damned a river in search of the precious metals, have abandoned their works. The bottom, it is said contained an abundance of gold. but owing to quick. sands they were unable to drain the water t'sufficiently to work the dirt. It is reported that the cholera is carry. - ing off'from twelve to fifteen persons daily at Mazatlan. Captain Stoddard itforms us that the news from the mines is aiout the same as by former arrivals. 'f hose who can stand hard work, get well paid for their labor. The papers are nearly as well filled with advertisements of various parties ofTering lands, lots and houses on rule, as were those of New York during the speculation of 1836. Passengers suflicient to fill the next two steamers, besides several large sailing ves eels, were awai'ing passage on the depar ture of the Califoinia frortt San Francisco. Brevet Capt. Warier lost his life on the 27th of Sept. while engaged in ascertain ing the feasibility of a railroad route to Oregon through the head sonrees of the Sacramento. His party (if eight men were fired upon by a large body of In dians. lie and two of his companions were killed. The Convention for forming a State Constitution had completed its laborq and finally adjourned. The Constitution as adopted by them to be sibmtitted to the vote of the p.-ople on the 13 h of Novem her. Its publication is commenced ia the Pacific News.of Nov. 1, two articles and part of another being given. rThe first article contaii ithe bill of right. . the 18th section of which is as fol lows: . "Neither slavery nor involuntiary servi tule, unless for the punishment of crimes, shall ever be tolerated in this State." The second article treats of the right of suffrage, which is accorded to every white male citizen of tie United States and of Alexico, wit shall have elected to become a citizen of the United States under the treaty of Queretaro, who shall have beeti a resident of the State six mouths and of the district thirty days. SAN HOUSTON AT MONTGa.a.-The Montgomery Advertiser of tie stit inst. gives the following account of a speech of -Satt's" at thiat place on his way to the tity of Washington: We went last night to hear Mr. Hous ton's speech, like nearly every one else, we suppose, from curiosity; and we must confess, that as low an estimate as we had placed upon the capacity and ability of ithe Texan Hero, as he is sometimes called more notorious by far than distinguished -he fell very fat below it. As we heard a gentlematn remark, he "looked like a condemtted criminal, vaintly endeavoling to explain why theo sentence oIf the law should not be passed upon him," artd like criminals generally in sucht cases, (lid tnot contvintce the auditory that the judgmentt, which had ben rendered against himt by the contotrv shouild be reversed or altered. His excuse for htis rec'reantcy to the South, and voting wtith Trhotnas Benton, was vague and unsatisfactory to every otto but himself. H is tmaitt defentce was, that otthers had done as bad us itc hitmset', and re ceived encomiums, instead of cetnstre atnd abuse. He neglected to state, however, that these others had sotme redeemnilig qualities, and he htad none. WVe under, stood him to deny the right of Cottgress to pass the WVilmnt Proviso, but fot this sen timotnt, we doubt not, Mr. Wigfali is enuti tied to more credit than Mr. Hioustont. H-e nevertheless seemed disposed to treat the proviso as an "abstraction ;" and shat we should never experuence any tncottvent ence or trouble from its practical opera tion; sentitnents but illy suited to the threatening aspect that tii questiont has beent made to assume by Northern Aboli tionistt andi Freesoilism. lie wove tn a good deal of fustiao abnnt himself and the annexation of Texas, cont cerning which none felt peculiarly inte rested; atnd Closed htis desultory. uncon nected speecht with at batch of flumtmery oatout the Untion, its intviolability, ec., btetter suited at this tlme. to a lloston audi tory, than to an insulted and (outratged assembly of freemen, whose rights and honotr bad been assailed by men profe~sintg to be brethren, tnnder this very Uttion. We, too, love the Union; but we love the South, and her ri2htts attd htonor ; tite (ld reprobate, Sam Hlouston, to the contrary TFnNEr IsEE.-The Generni Assembly of Tennessee has protested against the pre tension thtat Congress has power to pre vent the introductiotn an existence of diomesic slavery itt thte territoties, and -other ptnwer of a kittdred mtutr, atnd has passed resolutions, the first of whticht allirms '-a devoted atnd cherishted attach meat to the Uttin." but a "desire to have it as it was for-ned, and tnot as an engine of oppressed," which possesses generally the same features as the reso lutions of the Georgia Legislature, and others requesting the Governor to convene the General Assembly, if necessity, to con sider of the tmode and mteasuro of redress, and, fintally, recommnending that the peo ple of each.Congrssionafl District appoint two delegates, and .two aiterttates to re present them in the proposed Nashville C onvention. ' General Scott-s da'sghtet, Miss Corne lia Scott, was rniarried ott Wednesday mtornitng week, at the htose of her father, in New York, to Major 11. L. Scott, aid de-camp~ to tite Commtatnder in chief, and in the afternoon the htappy couple emtbark' ed on the Philadelphia train for thte pur pose of spending the honeytnoon itt the South. Angrv tmen seldom wvant we. EDCEFIEILD C. H. WiNsF.SDA . DFcsuaBtt 19. 1849. lT We beg leave to refer out readers to the new Advertisement in our paper of the " Edge field Female Institute "-under the superinten dence of Mr. Robert HI. Nicholls. We call the attention of our renders to the advertisements in our paper or " Rose Gottage Academy," "Hodges and Fuller lustitutes," and the " Pottersville Academy." U0 From an advertisement in another col. umn it will be seen that Mr. G. W. FITZWIL soN, Portrait Painter, has taken rooms at the " Spann Hotel," where he will remain some time. engaged in the line of his profession. The art, of which Mr. Fitzwilson is master, is held in too high esteem by our citizens to re qiire from our pen any commendation. Those who wish to be well drawn upon Canvass, would do well to call upon Mr. Fitzwdson. 07The lion. B. F. Paty, was one of the nominees for Piesident of the Bank of the State. 11T We have received the first number of the "1 Weekly Pilot "-a new Democratic paper published ;at Portsmoth, Virginma, by i. S. Cunningham & Co. at $2 per annum in ad vance. It is a neat and well conducted sheet. We are happy to place it on our exchange list. T The Hon. TO.MAS BUTLER Kisa, pre sent member of Congress from Georgia, has removed to California, where lie has offered hiisell a candidate for United States Senator from that Territory. By recent information, however, his chances of success are slight-Dr. Gwisr; atid Col FREMONT being likely to become the choice of the California Legislatuie. But we trust there will be no need at piesent for any of them in the capacity of Senator - Can Congress, with any sort of regard to the national dignity or to the Rights of the South' admit California as it is now circumstanced in' to the Union as a State? The body calling it. self the Legislature of California, representitig only some 50,000 inhabitants of nearly every race and country, has recently enacted the farce of adopting a State Constitution for that yast region of country-of choosing Senators to the United States Senate-and of claimiig admittance into the Union. In that so-called constitution, there is a clause, declaring, that - neither slavery nor involauntary servitude. un less for Ihe punishment of crimes, shall ever be tolerated in this State." If the Southern peo ple can submit to a restriction on their rights so flagrantly unjust. they are nolonges worthy de scendants of their Revolotiounnry ancestry. Finurry in. tihe Senate. On Tuesdlay the lith, a sharp little excite.. ment suddently sprang tip in our State Senate during the discussion of the Bank question. M r. MARsHALt, Senator from Abbeville, and one of the committee, appointed to investigate into the condition of the Banik during the last summer, attempted to use ini his argumetitfacts and statistics, taken from his private note book, which had niot becti broicht to the view of the other nmeimbecrs of the Committee. Otbjectioni was priompltly made agaiiist this use of these facts, which was followed by a mneniorial to the Sena~te from thme Presidetnt and officeers of thme Batik directly denyinmg the trmttk of the state ments made by Mfr. Marshall atnd beggitng fior imn.nediate Iivestigationi into the matters. This gave rise to warm debate, in wvhich the gravity of the subject was urged, involving as it did a charge of corruption by Mr. Marshall on the fficers of the Bank, and an impeachment of eracity by the oflicers against Mr. Mnarshmall. The matter was at last referred to a commnit tee of three, to take the matter in charge atid report upjon it, with power to seud for persons and papers. IIT' Both Houses of our Le.gislaite baie fixed upon this (Wednesday,) as the day of their adjourunment. WVe will eiideavnr, as soon as prneticabile, to give our teaders a note of wh~at has bean dune during the Sessioni. (Te list of Acts paissed will, we think, be small ; biut wvith this we haive no fault to fitnd. We aro of those. wvho have little faith in much Lsegislation. We believe that Goverunment is the best adinistered which legislates thme least. It is better to have too lit te thatn too much Legislationi. Bitt while we are thus satisfied with the quantity, we cannot express the same satisfac tion at the quality of otur late Legislation. Little itndeed has been achieved, we thintk, for the real good of the country. But more of this in our tiext! hE7 Onr readers wvill perceive by thme intellIi, gence fromt Columbia that the Bill, which was befo're the Legislature, to put the Bank of thme State, in liquidation, has been laid upon the table by a vote of 62 to 60. The matter is now open for the investigation and resolve of the people. antd will, doubtless, be fully brought forward in the next canvass for thme Legislature. When the time cotmes for discussing this sub ject, we will give our views on it boldly and without reserve t while we will allow equal freedom of opinion to others, rtnd ekpect to open our cohutmns to fair dmscusuion orn both sides. At presetnt we deem it unnecessary to say more. Col. Gasdn Letters. Col. CADsVrEx has recently published a letter as President oif thme Rail Road Gompany, an swering colmplaints againist the company for tot fultillitng its obligations to thme public. Tlhme statetnmnt we thiink wvill be satisfactory, and wet will endteavor to give the letter a plite ini While alluding to this Gentleman, we will also take occasion to refer to his Letter pub. iished a few weeks since in the Columbia Tele graph, to Col. Benton. But for the press or matter and the length of the letter we would have given itun insertion in our pa per, and it is matter of some regret, if not surprise, that the Charleston paapers (we refer to 'the Mercury specially), should have failed to republish it. On every thing touching the great cause of SoutherA rights, we think union and harmony among ourselves to be of the lust importance, and Col. Gadsden's reply was justly pr6voked by the wanton animadversions of Col. Benton FOR 'TIE ADVERTISNR. COLUMBIA, TUFSDAY 11. DEAR S1a:-I again take my seat to give you in part the proceedings in both branches of the Legislature. The Senate to day, was chiefly taken up with the discussion of the Batnk ques tion. Marshall, of Abbeville, concluded his speech. and introducedi much matter derived from a private note Btok or his own. Mr. Mazyck. the Chai'man o the Investigating Committee, said several times. that the statements of the Senator from Abbeville, had not been brought to the notice of the Committee. Mr. Marshell, said that they were the fruits of his own investigation, derived from the officers of the Batik. Mr. Manning, introduced a reso!ution which he prefaced with some spirited remarks, demanding an investiga tion into the statements made by the Sena tor from Abbeville. Mr. Marshall, said, in explanation that ie delived his informa tion from the officers of the Bank, and that it would be necessary to go into the Batik, to verify it,-as at this distapce it would ie impossible to do so. This itacident created some considerable sensation among the Senators, and it supposed will not be the last of it. The discussion was continued by Mr. lanna, who in ore of the most clear, able and luminous speeches, I have listened to this Session, in vindication of the Bank from the charges of mismanagement, and proceecded to prove by cis and figures. that it was in a sound co dition and that it yielded 7 per cent. per annu:n. Mr. Han na gave way to adjournmeot. and the de., bate was postponed until 12 o'clock to anorrow. WEDNESDAY 12. In the House, the debate was assumed on the Bank question. Mr. Tupper of Charleston, havitng the floor, and made a most able and forcible argument In favor of the Bank, tie was followed by Mr. Cuma ningham, in opposition to the Bank. Mr. Johnson, next obtained 'he floor, who as sumed at conservative position and made a very pretty speech, there is no telling when the debate will~ -lose, as speakers spring up like so irnny hydra-headed monsters, and seem dorterinied to crush the Bank-, whether or not. There has been' no petitions, no memorials, or presentments of Grand Jury to this.Legislature. to put the Bank in liquidation, and I think the Legislature is assuming to themselves a great and grave responsibility in doig so, without consuy'i *. . ' 'o.i Bank has been in existence a.f ,nany years, and it is nothing but just and proper, after alliarding the many accoammodations it has, and thue grealt audvantage it has been to the peohpte of the Sante, that the peopile should hbase a voice in cte management of its aTirs, but our Agent, (the Legislature,) says no, we shatnt conisult the- people, we itend to do its we please in this matter. Cot. M~eminger is taking notes, antd will te ready to give the last latst on this ques tion. tHe is a large Stockholder and one of the Directors in the Planters & Me. chanica Battk of Charlesn, and will do alt he can to bareak up the Batnk of the State, as it acts as a chteck upon hais Bank. Ker lHoyce, is here also, using his influence to bireak tup thu people's Bank, yott know who he is, a large Siockhoidter in the Batik of Charleston. Joel Smith, atsti, (Jf A bbe ville, goes his death against the Bank, he is atnothuer of those gentlemen who owns Batik Stock itn these private Corporations. So you see, how very nisch interested them, atd other gentlemen, are for the benefit of the people. In the Senate to-dny, a memorial wvas received from the Olficers of the Batik, stating among other thinigs that the asser inrs made. ont yesterday, by Mi. Marsheli of Abbeville, taken fl'omn his private Note Book, wvere not true, and asked the Senate to appoint a Coat mittee to examine into the matter, and with the authority to call for persons and papers. The Committee consists of Messrs. J. D. Wilson, R. F. WV. Alstofl and P. P. Palmer. who have charge of the miatter. There are a great anany surmises, and no body knows what will be the restuit, If Mr. Marshtell is sustained, he will add another link to the chain of his glry, tbut if tnot, he wilt be damid. and tltat forever. The timtes are getting pretty hot here, attd I am gta-i hioth Houses have fixed the day of adjournment so soon as the 19th inst. - THURsoAt 13 h. To-daty, the hattle on the Bank question was fouaght with at eagerness on both sides, that has tnt been equaled by any previous day. Mr. Rtichardson, of Char leson, made a fune argument ini favor of the Batik, and Mr. B. F. Perry, from Greenville, replied ini a very good speech osnrme length. When he closeu his remarks. Mr. irby, of Laurens, moved that the debate be post ponted until to-mnorrowv 12 o'clock. Mr. Memiminger, wvho is al ways on the wvatch to carry his point, ojetedh, and said there had been speeches. enough on this subject, and they had beater dispose of that matter and go at something else. Hie supposed it a good time to take the vote, after such an argument as Mir. Perry's. Mr. Irby4 said he lad Ito particu lar desire to make a speech, and concured with the Member frotm Charleston, Mr. Memminuger, he therefore moved1 the in definite postponement of the Bill, resolu ions, &c. in relation to the hank, whaen a enil of the Houses w'as ordered. Alt lte Members being present but two or three, the ayes and noes were taken, which re suIted as follows, 62 ayes aid 60 noes. So the Bill, &c., was laid on the table, which settles the Bank question for te present. I have tnot timne to give you the proceed' ings of the Seitate. Mr. Marshall, was the subject of conversatiun, and his faicnds en trin snme (cars on ,the sunject Q. FOR THE ADVERTISER. Correspondence and Presenta tion of a Sword. EDGEFIELD, Dec. 15, 1849. Capt.. P. S. BRooKS, Dear Sir:-Some ime since a meet ing of the surviving Members of your Com pany D, Pulmettdegiment, was held at this place to take into consideration the m-ost appropriare manner in which its mem bers, couid ekpress their high appreciation of you. as their late Captain iu the War with Mexico. On motion of Mr. WHITAKER, Mr. All Ncxy was called to the Chair, who explain. ed, in his.aconstomed facility of style, the object of the meeting. Whereupon. it was utanimously agreed, that a handsome Sword, should be presented to you. with a suitable inscription upon it. as one who knows how to wield and has the riglu to wear it. On motion of Mr. ADotsotq, We, who address you, were nominated a Commit tee, io carry into effect this object, and instructed in behalf of the Company, to pUrchase for, and present to you, a hand some Sword, upon which should be, a golden Palmetto Tr-ee--upotted-and underneath it the following iuseription: Unanimously presented :o Captain PREsTON S. BRooKs, by his Company. D, Palmetto Regiment, Ia consideration of their confidence in him as an Officer, his kindness to the men under his command and their high appreciation of his gallant and patriotic services during the War with Mexico. The Committoe regret, that they have not been able to perfect the wish of the Company, at an earlier;date, but have now the honor to present you in its name. the accompanying Sword, as tihe unanimous offlering of your late companions in arms, which may be transmitted to your chil dren as an earnest, that " those who know you best. love you most." With undivided wishes for your happi ness, we remain with respect, yourfriends, JOS. ABNEY. L. B, WEVER, JOHN~ A. ADDISON, EDMUND MELTON, LEWIS COVAR, WM. BURRELL, T. J. WHITAKER, J. P. HILL, Committee. Iteply of Capt. Brooks. EDGEFIFLD, Dec. 15, 1849. GENTLENIEN,-Yesterday a deputation of your committee, consisting of Lieut. W EvEhR, Messrs. ADoisIN, BURRELL and WnirAKER.--waited upon me at my resi deuce and presented your note of the 15ut inst., together with the beautiful Sword. with which you have been pleased to honor me. The manner of delivery was ta ixeel lent, as the spirit of the presentment was generous and just. Allusion was made to the compliment publicly paid me, by the members of my Company, on the very d:y that the people of the District hodlored them. No man is insensible to exipres sions of approbation coming from any quarter; but when they proceed from a Committee, headed bty ASBN E, who cohid forget the anguish of a most dangerous wound ini tho ardour of a chargea~by a high-soulod WEvER, wvhose noble intefi'ity venerates justice, even though it pinches him-atnd conmposedl of oth~ers, identified with every field, where waved our sacred banner, it would not he true to say, I do not feel more than words can express. Could any oc::urrence entirely compen sate nme for the Paritian darts of concerned /rieds,-of amiabldintangibles who are " killed by a touch, to deepen slanders tints Withi all the sly menditcity of bitts," it would be the cotnsiderate, volutntary and generous compliment conveyed by your offering and the balm poured into omy heart by the sentimetnt of your address, that -those wvh'o knew me best, love me most." Though of an impatient', impulsive and irascible nature, which I am pained to admit too frequently urges me into wrong. yet the effort of tny ltfu has beetn, first to avoid the reproaches of my own conscience and next, the censur-e of toy fellow mnun. in refetretnce to my military career, my own heart has always told me, that it would cladlly court itnvestigation in the broad Sun light of Hleavetn, amnd I feel a proud conscioustness that I can with safety. refer not only to the membeis of my own Company and of the Palmetto Regiment, but to every officer, soldier and every lid loet of the Army, to whom I was known, as to my position as an officer, a gentle man and a soldier. You, and those you represent have had the best opp~ort unities of knowing me as I am-ofjdging of my services, of mny Virtues and my faults, and it is sognewhat remarkable that while my warmest and Most devoted friends, (and thank God ! I had mnaty in every gi ade of the Riegitment, from the incomnpetable But ler atind admirable dladden, dowil to pria vaes and musicians,) are to be lountd among those who have wotn glory at the canotn's mouth, tmy detractors, have yet to smell the burning oaf "villallaois salt p~ette."' The coamdientary suggests itself. It is the soldier himself, who is the judge of a soldier, and the confidence and esteem of my compatnions in arms is motre valua ble to nme, than honors proceedling else where, even should they be paid ini gold. I accept your elegatit present, not as a tribute to gallantry-wihich single virtue covers by its brilliancy any anti every vice, -but as a guerdon more valuable and still higher-the utnanimous and deliberate de claration of as brave a corps as ever trod a battlo fIeld.:-of men tried in the fire and whose instincts, as to the merit of an officer. are tnerring-that lhe wiho receives it, "has the right to wiear it." I am gentleman, with an active interest in the welfare of each and all of you, Very respectfully, your obedient servant. P. S. B3ROOKiS. To Liets. A tsNEY and WEYEK. Messrs. AisN, MEIJroN, Cov*AR, WVtIITKER, BURRELL sod lh1.j, Cuommittee. To the poor man, poverty greater than ili onn never anneals in v-ain. ~ Correspoudence of the Daltimore Sun. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. 1849. The expedients long talked of for air-ci. ing an organization of the House have beeni tried, and are now exhaus-cd. To adopt a plurality rule would seem to he expedient. but constitutionality is doub-ed, at ;Ill events it was tried and abandoned. All compromise is scouted. To deci'se tihe election by lottery has been seriously pro posed. and was hooted at. To organize the House temporarily, so as to permit the President's Message to be received and the commitiees appointed, was proposed but not listened to. A propolsition fromt; the Whig side of the House to abandon the viva ace mode of voting iind to vote by secret ballot obtained sixty-two votes, nearly all Whigs-but there were, to the credit of the body, one hundred and sixty two votes against it. It might he asked which of the members of the minority who vote for neither of the candidates of the two great parties, was expected to give a note for Mr. Winthrop, in secret, which he was afraid of doing openly? So far as we know. the im practicable rejoice in their position. Ar. Woodward declared to-day that he would give no subservient vote, but when it should so happen that his vote would elect one of the principal candidates, he would vote for one or the other. Air, Root, in his speech, does not show any tign of skul. king. As to 51r. Toombs and his party of four, they have spoken as openly, as deci dedly; as could be desired, in regard to their views and intentions. A proposition to adjourn till the 1st of January, 1850, is now penling. but I think tie House will ballot till that day, without adjouriug. In a few days more, we shall witness confusion ahd excitement unprecedented in the House. The calm that prevails is premonitory of the s'ortn. An agent of the State of Deseret, is here to prepare the way for the admission of that State irito 1he Union. As Congress may not be orgsnizerd before the members and Senators from California, New Mexi co and Deseret will he hete, Lhe latter can organize by themselves, into a separate Congress. The N. Y. Express gives full account of the proceedings in the Whig Caucus, which led to the witlhdrawal of Messrs. Toombs, Stephetis and others : As soon as the organization took place, and after a short preliminary address, set ting lorth that he had %ell considered what he was about, and that am a matter of du ty, he could not avoid it and wotld not withdrawit. Ar. Toombs oif Georgia, of fered the following resolutionA: "fResolied. That Congress ought not to pass any law prohibiting slavery in the territories of Calhforitia or New Mexico, nor any law abolishiog slavery in the Dis trict of Colurnfiia." No Eooner had the Secretary read this resolution than an intenso excitement was aroused; tbut it did not express itself in action, or in violent words-=hut a din aussion caused, and. as I intersand, the calnest ani coolest itl tmanner, taking all things iito bonsideratind, ever known Un Jer sUch circunsinces. Mr. Ililliard seconded the niavement; as also Mr. Owen, and they were war:nly and stongly secodei by Mr. StIpers of Geoi-gia, who aritotg other thigs said, hat as to slavel-y In tle DIstrict of' Colutm. bia-a moattel- in principle to the Sorih of the atmost importatnce-all he had to say was, atid he said it niot itn threat but in sorrow, andl for iniformation. that if at tempted and persiste-i in by thte men who now had power-that is, the numerical majority in this fintiontathe Union must and wouhl he dissolved. Alr. Conrad begged Mr. St anly to with rdraw his mnirion to ity upon the tabl~e; which he did. whetn he suhatttutedl for in a motion to postpone. This, amoid cries of "question," "question.'' was carried; nearly the whole cauens rising fur the postponement. anti only eig'ht in- the tne Itativb. being three gen'lemnt from (Geor gia, Air. Hilliard of Alabama, and foui others. Wheil this vote was announced Mr. Toombi of Georgia, rose and left the room, and with him four other gentlemen, who were subiseqjuently followed by Mr. ilil liard of Alabama-,, who said he left to avoid tisrepresenanint; but that lie abould take pleasure in yoting for Mlr. Winthrep for Speaker. THE IRREOULAKs ZN CoNRuass.-The following are the names of members of the House of Representatives who refused to vote for either tho regular whig or dem ocratic candidates for .Speakor. but scatter ed their Votes on Other persore.: Free Sollers, 12-Allen, of Massnehu setts; Booth, of Conmnectict. Campbell. of Ohio; Cro well, of Ohio; Giddinits of Ohio, Root, of Onio, lDorkee, of Wir~conusin: Howe. of Penntsylvania; Prestotn Kitng, of New-York; Tuck, of New- lampshire; Wilmot, of Penas)'lvania; Julian, of 1n. diana, (absent.) Northern Democnratie, 3 -Cleveland, of Connecticut; Peck, uf Vermont; Doty of Wisconsin. H olmes and Woodward, of South Cato lina. Southern W/iigs. 6-Cabell, of Florida; Mdrtout of Virginiai; lOwen, of Georgia; Stephlens, of Georgia; Troombs; of Geor gia; 1lilliard, of Alabamna.-N. Y. Herald. Faost FLORIDA -Itelligence has been retceived, we are informed at the proper Department, to the eff'ect that the Cttiefs of the Florida Indians, (Bou-legs andi Sam Jones) have sent rumsors to G3en. Trwi:'gs, informing hitu that their people have held a council and agreed to have another consultation with the General. The place appointed is Fort Citwk ko nek Ia, on Pleaise Creek, one inays march from their nearest town; atnd the lime appnInted is the 15th December. The prevailing opin ion in Florida seems to be that the Fiori da Seminoles have concluded to accept the otters of our Governmetnt. arid will pirobabtly he induced to emigrate to the WVest. This opiniotn is ailso concurred in by- the Deligation fronm the West'--Na tional Iutelligencer. The bank of Ilamburg has declared a dividetnd of two doillats and fifty Cents ($-2.50) per atre, beitng five pter cent, for sir mtonths, nnyabln Jantuary 1.,18,i0. THE GEORGIA WHIwS. The last M illedgeville Federal Unio.:, makes the follotw ing just and forcible re marks. (in ite position tnkea by Mlessrs. Tooomnbs- and Stephens a- Washinptoin: "The course which itese grelenen hnve pur-ted in withholding their vote from Mr. Winthrop lor Speaker, has eci -- ted in the bosnim of every patriotic Geor gian, emotions (of unmni'gal d ge ailicntion. It is true, he is no more an abolitionist thane he was two years ago. nor are the evidences of his hostility tet the South any more strongly developed, but time has arrived when that Southern Representa tive is recreant to his duty-a traitor to his country, who for party. or any other pur pose, does not guard with the strictest vigi lance every post, through which the South may be assailed. Wo are rejoiced that lessrs. Toombs and Stephens have at last had their eye opened to the impending danger, and have indicated a disposition to sever the mere'ric'ous alliance which has been largely instrumental in its crea tion. " But we forbear, for the present, to say# more. The whole South, waits with anx. ionus solicienide. the developments or the future. The eyes of every patriot i& Georgia, are now intently fited upon the little band of Southern Whigs who have struck for their country." That the course of these gentlemen will be sustained by their party in Georgia, there is ti doubt, It will be more tharf coldly approved ; it will he hailed and se conded. The Georgia Whigs fully appre ciate the issue that is now tendered to them; -dihonor and destruction on ithe one side: manly and unflinching defence of their rights on the nther. The Legislature of that State will show, that there is no longer Whig and Democrat on this question. The common brotherhood ofr interests, rights and character, is our boud of union in his struggle. Apparently, even the political gamblers in Washington, are beginning to dream that there are things which cannot be bought and sold in that market. Of course they are shocked and indignant at the lis covery, but they are also frightened. "Po. tomac," the corresponnlen of rhe Haltimore Pairiot, who writes behind the curtains of one of the Departments, after profusely sort-soaping M r. Thos. Butler King, and latmenting that he is not there to bring the 'eorgia delegalon hack to the pen, goes on to speak of them as follows: The course which his Whig his col leagues have chosen to pursue is deeply regretted by all Whigs here. So far as Mr. Stephens is concerned, it 1. astounding. His hold upod tile hearts of the WhIgs everywhere has been very great. They all believed him to be a pure Whig, as Well as a pure man. His vote, therefore, fell like a thunderbolt frodh a cleat ky upon their under.standinis." It were well the "understatding-s" which could only be thus waked, 4houlel le kept in better training hereafter. There will be many such thunderholts out fif the Soutlern skies ere long. The pol iticiates have been besotted, if they hav - supposed they could play with the cltar acier and the very existence of a great peoplo wihoeut raising a -tiorn, before, whose violence they would le as ell'. We haVe in Mr. Cabel's cneerse p.-.or of thd reeling of the Flordia Whtigs. Party is forgotten in presenlce of this hte-seion. in Georgia, in Alabama, in al ississippi, tee Teninessee. WVe sheall flndr is its all the South. 'rho people are becomning one, atnd with theii- united power, they *itl burst ere long on the heatds of that feoul leagtie of demae~gognees anid fanaticA, who heave dared to qucestion their righet to he ice the Conefederaly ont ternmsof equatlity n ith the other State.-Uhar. Mlercury. SENrTENcTs oF OEoRoea -The Ace gusta Conestituteionaelist, wvhoss edilttr is a., mnethher of the t.egislatuore, speaking en referenece to the admeissioni of Calilhrnia, anid the pirobabtle action of the Legislature oef Georgia, says : - "A s it is niow a practical question, goon tobe submitted to Conegress, whether the wvhole of Caelifeornia is or is not to lbe ad mitted inito the Union as a State tiih a claeuse in her constitutione prohibriting slave ry, it is proper that Georgia, as one of the" States oef the South, should express her seentiments on theis question. T1his sheo will do itn a matieerinot to le miyeaken. The Legislature is int session, aryd we have nto hesientione in predicting that it will de claire the determzinaeio oef the peopile of Georgia not to be juggled aned swindled out of her shaere of theat imnmense territory, and not te, allow the balanice of powcr he: weene the sleveoldineg anid notnslave, htolding Siatesto he destroyed by any sneh nrranegemtentt. The right of the imongrel races of Californcia, fromt all ellmtates aned couettries, a small moinority of whoem only are A merican citizenes. to excludle slavery from that entire conuntry Iby the stham of a Conivenltion is noat yet recntizedl. The claimn of the South to the extensioni of the Missouri Cornplromise line to the Pacific is not yet yielded. e-The probabilities are that a Conven tion of the people of Geoergia will be calledl by the Governor, undler anethority of the Legislature, to act on this and other ques tions conneected n' ith slavery. TLhe crisis is at hand, faircedl on b'y Northern fana ticism, andI Georgia is ready to take her position."e The Columbia Telegraph of the 15th inst., says: Tihe following is the Nomina tion made for Bank Ofleers, by tlhe Speci al Joint Commitnee-Mr. Mfazyck,' Cthair nean oin tie part of the Senate, and air. Ashmore of the Ilouse Committee: For Pteuident.-Franklin 1I. Elmnore. For Directors.-Thus. Lehere, WV. C. Dukes, Elisha Carsonc. W. M. Lawuon, r. R1. Shackelford, 11. C. Webb, Geo. Robeertson. R. Cald*ell, G. S. Camern S. Ia Glover, R. G. Stone, J. Hi.Stern meyer. Oon Fmown~s-The Grand Loci the Distriet of Columibia heas uder its jo risdicedion 13 setbordiniate lotdges, contain ing 1108 members. Total relief granted durinig the year $3,527 43. This fund was distribtutedl amongst 275 contributing nmeers; 18 visitiing brotherst 31 widowed families; and the education of 2.5 cerphanes. The amotunt oef school fund on hand is $5.541 51; gener-al fttnd $5, 038R 21-...Sou th Carolin ina.