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THE EMIGRATED INDIANS.
The Globe of the 18th inst. has the following in teresting account of the Choctaws, Cherokees, the Creeks?and Seminoles, the Senecas, and Shawnees, ihe Quapaws, and the Osages, who have been, or are about to be, removed from their eastern homee, west of the Mississippi. THE CHOCTAWS.?from their locatien and ear ly emigration, stand first. The principal part of this tribe were emigrated in the years 1832 and '33; preparations tor their removal were made in 1831, and many of them left their old country late in that year; but few, if any, however, reached the new country till the spring ot 1833. The country inhabited by the Choctaws is extensive and exceedingly fertile; the face of the country is ge nerally high; or what is called rolling, some parts o it mountainous; the whole is well watered, and has plenty of timber, there are some prairies, which, how ever, as well as the timber lands, are of first rate soil. The whole country is adapted to corn and stock; the northern and western portions to corn and wheat, and other small grain; the southern part, bordering on Red river, to cotton. - The first year's emigrants made corn, not only suf ficient for their own use, but h<jud a considerable sur plus, which was disposed of to the Government lor issue to those emigrants that arrived in the fall and winter of that year. The next year (1833) the- emi grants liad a large surplus of corn, over and above their wants, for market; over forty thousand bushels were purchased by the Government, and fed to the emigrants of that year; since then, to the present time, those people have been equally prosperous in iheir ag ricultural pursuits, many of them have become exten sive farmers, cultivating cotton, corn, and possessing lartre stocks of cattle; they have cotton gins and mills of (htlerent kinds, as well as shops and mechanics; in fine, it may be truly said that the Choctaws are rapid ly advancing in agricultural knowledge, and in me chanic arts. In travelling through the Choctaw country, one sees little, if any, difference, in an agricultural point of view, from new frontier white settlements; their cab ins are constructed with care and substantiality, and apparently with many comforts and conveniences; their fields are under good fences, ?n*y have gardens, and cultivate fruit trees, 'peaches, apples, &c.; are civil and attentive to travellers, understand the value of money, and all of them, or nearly so, have in their houses the common luxuries of coffee, tea, sugar, &c. Without going into a further detail in relation to this tribe, it must be apparent that they are rapidly ad vancing in civilization, and I have no hesitation in saying that for all the comforts of domestic life, their resources are ample and abundant, and far better than could possibly have been anticipated prior to their re moval, in so short a time. CHEROKEES.?To this tribe has been allotted a very extensive, as well as a very fine tract, of coun try, those parts over which I have travelled, possess a soil of very superior quality, adapted to the produc tion of wheal, small grain of various kinds, and corn of the largest growtn, the whole country is finely and abundantly timbered, and well watered, and the cli mate is exceedingly favorable to stock. ? Hut a small number of this tribe have as yet remov ed lo the new country; those -that have settled there, however,'and many ot them have been in the country several years, are, in a pecuniary point of view, well off; they raise wheat and corn in great abundance, and their stock cattle, of hogs, ot sheep, &e. are nu merous. The people find a market for their surplus productions in Hie Government, by supplying the gar r sous situated in their country. The greater portion of the Cherckees west are far iners, havegood and comfortable houses, and live, many of them, as well and as genteel and in a pecuni ary point of view as will compare with, the better clashes ol larme-s in the States' As a people gener ally, they are agriculturists; and as such, their re ? sources are equal, if not superior, to oue-fourth of the tilleis of the soil in the old Slates. THE CHEEKS AND SEMINGLES.?'The sec tion of c.juniry set apart for these tribes is about the ?ame in extent with that of the Choclaws, but not so mountainous. The soil is considered to' be equal in -fertility to any in the southwestern section of thocoun try ; it is also well watered, and has plenty of timber; mere are some prairies, which, however, are of great advantage to thesettlei, l!>o?oil being rich and easy to cultivate, and they are very profitable for raising stock. The Creeks are a corn-growing people; those that bave been in the country some years, raise corn in large quantities; some of the principal farmers ciib from five to ten thousand bushels of a season. They do not raise inuch stock; norare they, as a people, so far advanced in civilization as the Cherokees and Choctaws; though, as agriculturalists, so far as raising ciu-n, they excel cither of the above uamed tribes. They raise slock suf iicient tor their own consumption, butaoue of any con sequence for sale. About four hundred seminoles vveie emigrated last yeai; they reached, however, their locations too Jate fb make a crop ; their crops this year, I am informed, are not very promising; they aie about changing their, locations, they go farther west; their object is better hunting grounds. The large numbixof Creeks that emigrated last winter have planted extensively, and ha"e a prospect of plentiful crops; they are also collecting stock, and are laying the toundalion of numerous herds of cattle, hogs, &c. The resources of this people are, at present, equal to all their wants and comforts; and the superior fertility ot iheir lands, aided by ilieir evident tendency to industry, will, in a few years, place them in a con dition equal to their neighbors, the Cherokees and Choctaws. SENECAS AND SHAWNKES,?These tribes inhabit a high, healthy, well-watered and timbered country, the soil rich and productive They were em igrated in 1835J, are agriculturists, and are mainly en gaged in that pursuit; they raise wheat and corn, and their country is well adapted to raising stock, of which ?they have considerable herds, being .remote, howevet, from a market, their cropping is confined to their own -wants, and for these they p-rovide libeially of all the substantial of life. The use of coffee, tea and sugar is common among them. Their cabins are well con structed, combining both comfort and convenience, and their arrangements in fainting have the appearance of ?neatness and order; they havemills, shops, and some good mechanics; their resources are abundant, and their condition apparently happy. THE QUAPAWS.?These people were emigrated in the fall of 1834; their country, in poiut of soil, wa ter and health, is similar to, and equally as good as iheir neighbors, the Cherokees, Senecas, and Shaw nees, &c. They are not fat advanced in civilization as the several tribes of Indians above named ; but a tnoie honest, quiet, peaceable people, are not to be J'ound in any section of the Indian country. They are industrious, and are exceedingly desiious of making <or themselves a comfortable home. Their temporary location, doubtless, has in some measure abridged their exertions in the construction of good cabins, clearing and putting under fence large fields for raising corn &c. OSAGES.?This tribe has made but little progress towards civilization, their subsistence mainly depends npon the game of the country. They raise some corn and beans, but the culture is rude; hence hut little is obtained therefrom. They raise no stock; they obtain their horses Irom those Indians residing far to the south and west of them. Their country possesses excellent soil, iR well watered and timbered; not being agricul turists, their condition and resources are similar to other wild and roving bands of Indians, whose occu pations are hunting and war. The foregoing comprise all the tribes of Indians re siding within the acting snpennlendency of the South Western Territory, and, with ihe exception of the last mentioned tribe, (Osages) have been emigrated to that country, the gieatet portion since 1831, and are all fast progressing in a knowledge of agriculture and of the mechanic arts; they are loo far advanced in civilization in my opinion, to retrogade. Laboring, therefore, as they are, for their own happiness, a discreet and cor lect management of them must ere long (constituted as society is) place them in a condition to appreciate, as well as in a few yeais to adopt, a form of govern ment based upon enlightened principles of political and civil rights. , CHIPPEWA TREATY.?Captain Van Hout- n, of the Steamboat Adventurer, from Prairie du Chien, furnishes us vvitli the following authentic account of the Chippewa treaty: Governor Dodge, hat conclu ded a treaty with the Chippewa Indians for a territory containing twenty millions of acies of land, for eight hundred and seventy thousand dollars, including In dian traders' claims, in the above sum, according to treaty?half-breed donations are to be granted. Gov. Dodge stopped at Prairie du Chien on the 1st, and has communicated the gratifying result to the De partment at Washington. The Indians have received a fair price, a full equivalent for any value it would ever be to theui, and the United States have acquired what will be worth twenty limes the cost to us. This valuable territory lies on the east of the Mis sisissippi, between the 44th and 46th degrees of north latitude, and embraces all the Chippewa lands between the Chippewa and St. Croix rivers, varying in dis tance from 50 to 100 miles apart. The treaty also in cludes the immense pine regions on Rum river, above the falls of St. Anthony, besides the timber lands on the other rivers named. There is pine timber enough in these tracts to supply any probable demand for the growing population of the great valley for half a cen tury to come. The whole region is also well watered. The Chippewa is a navigable river and empties into the Mississippi at Lake Pepin, which is a fine expan sion of that Father of Waters, presentirtg a broad sheet of water twenty miles long, and from two to fotir wide. It is about five hundred yards at the mouth, and continues so with occasional variations for fifty miles. There is great water p->wer here, and timber of the noblest size covers the country. The St. Croix is sixty miles above the Chippewa, by the Mississippi, and is about two hundred yards at its mouth, and this tributary expands into a broad lake a few miles from the Mississippi, so that there in every desirable facility for a civilized population. Fort.Snelling, where the council was held, is the last of our military posts, and is situated near the mouth of St. Peter's, about forty miles" above the St. Croix. The fort stands on a high limestone bluff, and over looks both rivers. The falls of St. Anthony are about ten miles beyond. We visited the falls, and passed a day or two .at the settlement of the American Fur Company, on the St. Peters, a mile or two from our encampment. FORT DES MOINES. This name says the Mon trose (Wisconsin) Adventurer, has ceased to exist. The U. S. troops fornlerly stationed here have been ordereil elsewhere by the government, and the Des Moines land company have possession of the fort, where a new town will soon be laid out, to be called Montrosj*. The land'office of the company has been opened at this place. Montrose is one of the mo^t delightful situations on the upper Mississippi. It is situated at the head of the lower, or Dos Moines Rap ids of the Mississippi liver, opposite Commerce in Illinois. It is disiant 14 miles from Fort Madison, about 12 from Keokuk, at the foot of the rapids, about 50 miles from lluiliiigtion, and tiO from Quincy, in Il linois. COUNTERFEITS.?The Journal of commerce of Monday, says: "A considerable number of counterfeit five dollar bills, purporting to be on the Rank of New York, were put in circulation in this city on Saturday evening. Tliey appear to have been struck qjf liom an old plate winch has been altered, and newly touch ed up, and the engraving, particularly the vignette, is so shabbily executed, that it requires but a very little attention to see that the bills are not genuine. One of them, which was stopped in Chatham street on Saturday evening, was made payable R. Benson, and dated 7tli June, i\o. 10G3, letter A and signed Corne .ious I Iyer, President; A. i'. Halsey, Cashier. Three r four persons are in custody for uttering them." Baltimore jfulice, 22.? Before Joseph Hiiune, Esq. Justice.? Burglary ^uutl uirest of the Burglar. On the night of the 15ih iust., the store of Messers. Dix and L)u/d, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington city, was entered and robbed of wearing appearel amounting in value to about $500. Suspecting, from subsequent developments, a young man named Henry Lclynd to be the tluef, Mr. William Dant, one of the firm, ac companied by 11. R. Robertson of the police olfice, Washington, came to this city yesterday afternoon, in pursuit of him. Having procured the assistance ol officer Rtggs, of our police, they sallied torth this morning, and in a few hours arrested Leleynd in Bal timore sheet, whither he had repaired to enjoy a lash touable promenade. Repairing short!}' alter to his lodgings, (Kennedy's bull's head, Old Town,) upon overhauling his baggage, a number of the stoleu arti cles were found and identified, the greater portion, however, having been made with. A variety ol other aiti<*les, no doubt stolen, consisting of a large quanti ty of common jewelry, such as rings, breast pins, ear drops, &c. were found in the prisoners trunk, and ta ken into custody. Leleynd appears to he not above 21 years of age. He ij however, an old ofi'endor, and well known to our police as one of "the twins" who have figured fre quently in our criminal court?His brother is now in the district penitentiary.?He was given in charge of Mi. Kcbertson, by whom he will be taken to Wash ington for trial. Henry Leland, the individual mentioned the other daj iii our police report, was safely conducted to Washington by officer Robertson, where they arrived on Tuesday night. The National Intelligencer of yes terday says that Leland was examined by Justice Coote, immediately after his arrival, and the charge being plainly proved against the prisoner he was ful ly committed. Messrs. Thomas & Son Auctioners, of Philadel phia, will hold an important sale on the I2th of Sep tember, of thirty shart-h. ined cattle, which have just arrived from England. Col. Powcl, whose agricultu ral enterprise is well known, has lately induced Mr. W hittaker, one of the most distinguished fartneis of England, to send these cattle hither, under the assu rance that, being the best specimens of modern im proved breeds, they would readily find purchasers. We have before us the Herd Books, published annu ally in England by an agricultural society of British noblemen, which contain the pedigree and merits of the most select British cattle, and we remark among those whose portraits and histories are given, several of these identical animals, so that the excellence of the whole number is placed beyond doubt. We will not enforce oil the muids of our agricultural readers the individual and national advantages of having well stocked l,irms, but merely suggest to them, far and near, the propriety of giving this sale their earnest at tention.?Nat. Guz. A vessel has sailed from Portland for England, with a tull cargo of bones. Bone manure is highly valued in Eiigland. Mills for grinding the bones be in" quite common. It is much used on wheat lauds. [Portland Herald.] CONSUMPTION.?The following is said to l>e an effectual remedy, and will in time, completely eradi cate the disorder. Live temperately?avoid spiritu ous liquois?wear flannel next the skin?and take eve ry morning, half a pint of new iriilk, mixed with a wineglass full of the expressed juice of hoarhound. One who has tried it says.?"Four weeks" use of the hoarhound and tnilk relieved the pains of my breast, gave me to breathe deep, long and free, strengthened and harmonized iny voice, and restored me a better state of health than 1 had enjoyed lor years. Perhaps there is no more prolific sources of the dis regard of public order so much complained of at pre sent, than thc-culpable laxity imposed by masters up on their apprentices. Parents foolishly either do not bind their children to their employers by regular in dentures of apprenticeship, or il they do, they cause to be inserted such reservations of authority as render it impossible for the master to enforce a proper degree of control. This is mistaken kindness and ill judging affection. The natural fondness of a child for a par ent may enable that parent to control without severity, but in the absence of this filial tie it is indispensable that their should exist on the nnster such authority as will insure obedience. The effect of this freedom from control is to make persons unruly whilst they are yonng, and pests to society, when they become men. ? Butt. Amer. Zli. OFFUT, House, Sign and Ornamental Painter, ? itih street, near Pennsylvania Avenue. Hock-letter ligin, and gilding, executed in the best style, atlg 2C 3ni LIFE IN HAVANA. The Boston Mercantile Journal furnishes the follow ing sketches of the Metropolis of Cuba, in lt&2: It was lately stated in the papers, that General Ta con, the Governor of Cuba, had been recalled by the Spanish Government. This report, which, however, proved to be unfounded, gave rise to regret on the part of those who have been familiar with the police regulations of Havana for some years past; and aie aware of the great and important changes which Gen. I aeon introduced soon after his accession to office by which the lives and properties of foreigners as well as citizens are rendered comparatively safe; and gaming and oiher vices of magnitude have received a salutary check. J We happened to be in Havana during the summer or 1*22, a short time before General Vives assumed the reins of the Government; and the cases of shame uf violation of all laws, human and divine, both night ly and daily, c-vertly and openly, wero.numerous and appalling. We will relate a few instances, that our readers may see that when Vives was appointed to the 0 hceof Governor General of Cuba, hecould not boast 01 having obtained a sinecure. ? An American shipmaster belonging to Boston had occasion lo visit the Reglas, an island in the harbor, whence molasses, honey, &c. are generally furnished to American vessels. Being a stranger, he landed at he wrong quay and left his boat logo to the head of the wharf to make inquiries. He had hardly turned the corner when he was seized by the collar by two fero cious looking men, and of whom held a knife to his throat, making at the same time some expressive, though by no means graceful, gestures, but without sCfn 'fT W?'?' A lhJ,rld- Very adruit,y ^ok posses sion of his watch, turned his pocket inside out, and picked up a few hall doubloons, a pencil case, &c. j k u V then1, His coat of fine broad cloth, and hat, a handsome drab, were next doomed to change proprietors; when, with the finishing-cercmony turned",^ fn ^ 1,8 dismissed and rl ml??' rf"P fallen to his boat, to the great astonish mfnutes. CFeW having beeu absent less than five Several American gentlemen undertook one after noon to make an excursion along the beach to the east ward of Moro Castle in search of maiine shells, which were said to be abundant in that place. As this beach ib distant two or three nnles from Havan?, and there be ng hardly any inhabitants in the neighborhood, they ?nr??uPaj?i no rude an(1 '"hospitable treatment, and J!. V,eT]a whieh they commanded, or which they regarded as their temporary home, well ^rlPer8?"^ look'ng men? in fine spirits and hmfrun? 7- ^ rt>tUrned 'n about tWO? hours almost in a state of nature; having met with a band of ugly looking fellows, who did not take the trouble to examine then pockets, but stript them, with the exception of a single garment, of all their clothes. In this state they were compelled to return to the land ing place, nearest to one of the ships, an object of much cunosity to the few Spanish women and children hey met?and when the boat landed they returned on board, with wo-begone countenances and saddened r:t8\W,-8er.u'fr betler for the result :of their cholo^y 68 10 branch of natural history called con v?fBeJi!ral In.stan?e8 occurred during that summer of ebselsj anchored at the lieglas, taking in cargoes of molasses, being attacked and plundered in the nio-ht by bands of piratical wretches. In every instance The themL'h, ?1 e.SCfpe by 8wimm'ng, or concealed themselves in the hold and were not discovered. I hese vessels were of course unarmed, which circum stance was known to the pirates, whose cowardice was as remarkable as 'heir propensity for villany. A brig jelonging to some pori in Maine, was lying at the lie glas, when one morning about 3 o'clock the watch hastened below with the alarming intelligence that a ooat filled with Spaniards was coming alongside. In a moment afterwards they were coming on deck, and the officers and, justly alarmed for their lives, escaped from the cabin windows into the long boat, that was astened to the stern, cut the painter, and went on board another vessel. But the cook of the brig, a surly, a 'le'ic negro, who owed the Spaniards a grudge for w iat he conceived to be ill-treatment while he was on shore the previous Sunday, armed himself with a car ving knife, and concealed himself behind the steerage stairs. After the pirates had struck a light, they has tened below for plunder. The leader had hardly reached the floor, ere the carving knife of the cook was sheathed j,s an^ hLe te'U giving utterance to a horrible 1 hf cook the" sprang into the water from the cabin window, and swam to the nearest vessel. In the morning the captain returned on board, where he found much wanton destruction of property. The floor of the steerage was stained with blood, which was traced up the steps across the deck to the gangway?.showing that the pirates had conveyed away the bleeding vic- I cook's revenge. -The captain was aware hat it was useless to complain to the authorities, or to solicit any protection for himself and vessel; and fear ing that he wouJd again be, visited by these villians, i. !u Pu'P?8e taking a sanguinary revenge for the l / u l'T comra,'e' be hastened his departure, and 6 a i a or before he had completed his cargo. A brig belonging to Bristol, R. I. had cleared at the Custom-house, and was to sail on the following morn ng Captain B. had ordered a good watch to be kept, as usual?bu t towaids day-break in the morning, while ymg in his berth in the open after cabin, he was awa J?ud whispers, apparently in his immediate .T" . presence of mind enough to keep j erfectly still, and soon became aware that some of nese piratical scoundrels were entering the cabin win dow, wiihin a Tew feet of his head. He reached up us hand and grasped a large horse pistol, well primed, an oadt d with some of the best glazed gunpowder, and an ounce ball. He fortunately succeeded in cock ing the pistol without alarming the pirates, who did no dream of such a formidable we?pori in the hands of a urave and determined man, and was about to scatter death and terror among them. Capt. B. enjoyed the a vantage of being able to note their movements while ey were unable to witness his. He watched his op portunity, and as soon as one had silently entered the win aw, and was crawling on the transom, and another \a iS0. ?n,ered as to bring his head in a line with ie ody of the first, he presented his pistol, placing the muzzle within a few inches of the breast of one of the pirates, and fired. The bullet did its work and passed through the body of one of the victims and lodged in the head of the other! Capt. B. then rushed on deck with a second pistol in his hand, followed by his mates, who were awakened by the report. On 00 ing over the stern, they beheld a laige row boat with fourteen men, pulling rapidly away from the brig. 1 hey mustered a light and went below, where they found the two Spaniards dead upon the transom! Capt. o. at once decided on the proper course to be adopted. He knew that if the affair was reported to the proper authorities he should be detained, and perhaps subject ed to much trouble and expense, and perhaps thrown into prison. He therefore tumbled the pirates over hoard from the cabin window without ceremony, and strictly enjoined upon his crew to avoid mentioning the occurrence. And as soon as the sun rose above the eastern horizon, he left the harbor of Havana for a country where the lives and property of the citizens were secured by the laws of the land. I he boatmen in the harbor were, many of them, un principled scoundrels, who gladly seized every oppor tunity, in the then relaxed state of the the laws, to rob ?and were by no means scrupulous about committing M ?Mine mur(,er a'so* An American supercargo, Mr. M? , at twilight one evening had occasion to go on board his ship from "the Punto," a suburb of the city near the point which forms the western side of the entrance into the harbor. He stepped into a boat which lay at the wharf, and pointed to the ship i lit se'z.e(* bis oars, and began to pull towards her; Mr. M. sitting in the stern and steering with the tiller. When the boat had traversed about half the distance between the Piiore and the ship, the boatman discontinued rowing, laid in his oars veTy carefully, and, in answer lo the remonstrance of his defenceless Passenger, he unsheathed his Spanish knife, and raised from his seat, evidently with the intention of commit ting the double crime of murder and robbery. The American saw that it was a critical moment?lie was fortunately a man of courage'and resolution, and pos sessed muscle as well as nerve. His thoughts natu rally reverted to some means of defence, and he found, much to his surprise and joy, that the tiller with which he steered the boat was loose, and could he unshipped a circumstance which hud probably slipped the re collection of the boatman. A* the latter advanced to waids his destined victim, and raised his knife wttn the apparent intention of plunging it in his bosom, Mr. ]Vf aimed a tremendous blow at the vidian s head with the tiller, which took effect It knocked him senseless on the gunwale of the boat, from whence he was tumbled, with little ceremony, into the waters af the bay, which immediately closed over him. Mr. M took the oar and paddled alongside his ship, and, after setting the boat adrift, he hastened on board, feeling grateful to Providence for having preserved him from the knife of the murderer. In the fall of 1822 a schooner arrived at Havanna fiom Connecticut, being principally laden with fruit and vegetables. As usual, the dealers in these articles hastened on board, and bargained with the captain lor the different portions of the cargo which il.ey wanted. One Spaniard took a great fancy to a lot of apples. Af ter some delay, a bargain was struck, and, in order o secure I hem, he paid for them on the spot with the un derstanding that he would send a boat for them the next day. The boat did not come. Several days pas sed, anil nothing was heard from the Spaniard. Mean while the apples, exposed to the steam of 'n that warm climate, were rapidly decaying. When the purchaser came on board to take possession of his property, he looked exceedingly bfank on ascertaining their deplorable condition?about one-half being rotten, and the remainder presenting an appearance by no means healthy. He positively refused to take the ap ples, crilled the captain a cheat, and insisted on his returning the money which he had received for them. This of course the captain refused to do, hut it was to no purpose that he told him it was a fair bargain, and that if he had not sold them to him he could have sold them to others, the same day or the day a the same, or perhaps at an advanced price. J he ^ pan iard would not he pacified, and w?i??i away muttering dark threats of revenge. . , On the following night the captain was troubled with indigestion, and could not sleep. Towards day break, after lying some hours awake, lie arose, and, throwing pver his shoulders -a dark calico dressing gown, ascended on deck. The night was exceeding y pleasant, the stars twinkled in the sky, and not a breath of wind ruffled the surface of the water. After pacing the quarter deck a few minutes, he seated himself at the after part of the quarter deck, beneath the awning. He had not been seated long, when he saw what he 'conceived to he a strange fish swimming around the schooner, at a distance. He narrowly watched hi3 motions, though without stirring from his position, and was not a little surprised when he saw it swim towards the gang-way, and raise itself out of water. His surprise, however, was changed into terror, when he saw stepping over the side a naked Spaniard with a long knife in his hand. He remained mute and mo tionless, and narrowly watched the movements of this mysterious intruder. The Spaniard looked cautiously around, as if to see if the watch was not alarmed; and then with alight and noiseless step proceeded towards the cor.ipauion-way, or entrance to the cabin, down which he soon disappeared. The captain very shrewdl y conjectured that his motive was not a good one, and that he probably designed mischief, and recollected the dark mutterings of vengeance which were uttered by-the Spaniard on the previous morning. He looked round for some weapon, but could find none excepting zjunk bottle, partly filled with lamp oil which was de posited in the binnacle. With this in his hands; he placed himself, leaning over the companion-way, in an attitude which would enable him to give his visiter ^ a sinking proof of his regard and hospitable feelings, whenever ho was disposed to issue from the cabin. A few moments only elapsed when the Spaniard a'l?* gether unconscious of the welcome reception which the captain had prepared for him, cautiously ascended the steps. His head just made its appearance above the scuttle, when the Captain ?,<ave him a blow on his bare cranium with the corner of the bottle, that would have felled an ox! The Spaniard rolled heavily to the bot tom of the steps; the captain stepped to the skylight, told his mate what he had done, and ordered the cook | to procure a light. On examination, it was found that I the midnight assassin had received a due reward for I his villany. His skull was shockingly fractured, and, after a brief consultation, it was determined to commit his body to the deep, which was effected without the peiformance of the Roman Ca'holic rites. On after terwards examining his berth, it was found that the vindictive vidian, in his eagerness to assassinate the man whom he fancied had wronged him, had slabbed the bed clothes in several places! The body was per fectly naked, with the hair short cropped, and the skin carefully oiled, to assist him, doubtless, in eluding the ' grasp of his pursuers. WKST INDIES. A severe drought prevailed in the Arrondissement of Aux Cays, from October last until about the middle of May, when a little rain fell. [.During the above period the fields in the Arrondisse I ment presented the appearance of having been visited by a devouring fire Such vegetation as escaped the drought, and on which cattle usually fed, was greedily devoured by the inhabitants. The people were al most driven to despair, when a few barrels of flour from Port au Prince reached the town, and were sold at $30 to $32 per bairol. On the 20th June there was not a barrel of flour in the whole city, and the inhabi tants were again suffming severely, when two French vessels arrived with succour. The steam ship Cuba, intended as a regular packet between Havana and New Orleans, was built in Bal timore, and in this; her first voyage behaved admirably, and showed herself to be a first rate sea boat notwith standing that her coal was found not to work well, she made the trip in three and a half days from city to city, which under such circumstances, was acquit ting herself very well indeed, considering the length of the trip. HURRICANE AT ST. THOMAS. Jlugusl 4.?The Hamburg ship Henriette arrived this morning totally dismasted. St. Thomas is a scene of desolation. Night before last it blew a hurricane; the rain poured down in torrents; njmost every building is more or less injured, saving only those houses that had flat loofs; hundreds of houses are blown over, and some literally blown into thousands of pieces?the tiles and slate more or less gone from the buildings, and the streets strewed with fragments. The wind raged with fury at 6 or 7 o'clock in the evening, but lulled for half an hour, and commenced again, blowing with great violence at 10 o'clock. 1 was aroused at 12 o'clock with the cry of fire; the fire commenccd in some stores of Vir. Stubles, adjoining W. P. Furness's house. Mr. Simmons and family escaped with their lives. The only thing saved was a email writing-desk. I he fire did not extend further than the next house, occupied by Mr. Parish, which lies also in rnins. Considerable of the roofs were untiled, and it is a miracle the fire did not extend further. Out of the thirty-six vessels in the harbor all but four have capsized or sunk, or gone on shore. 1 he V igilant and Carib are high and dry along Hide of each other. The sloop St. Croix could not be found yesterday; the cap tain is safe. Mr. McCullan arrived last night, having been out in all the blow. Many lives are lost, both among the seamen and in the town; the number not as certained. The American ship Maigaret capsized; the captain end all the crew lost, except three seamen. An immense deal of damage done to goods in the stores; when the tiles blew off tbe rain poured through the roofs, and flooded the goods. I FRENCH LESSONS. Mons. Abadie ha* the honor to Inform the Indies and gentlemen of this City and % icin itv, that he continues to give lessons in hu own native lan guage, at his rooms or private families and academies, at a moderate nriee. For particulars ?l|ply at "lis office. ^ Abadie's French Grtmraer, and Course of French Litera ture for sale at all lite bookstore?. NOTICE.?A Silver Watch, wliiuh was found by a gen tlemen, has been left with me, which the owner can have by calling at my office near the Hank of Washington; proving his property and paving for this advertisement, etc. B. K. MOUSF.LL, J. P. ang. 26?tf Washington City, 1). C. ? Mr. MACOK'S FUNERAL.? We learn that at Mr. Macon'?funeral, which took [>'?*? ?* dence in Warren county on the 18ih ultimo, theoum ber of white pereonB present waa variously eniinaied at from 1,000 to 1,500, besides several hundred blacks. When it is recollected that most of these persons ssimm have come from a distance, some idea may be formed of the veneration in which he was held by the people of Warren. It is another evidence oi the goodness of Mr Macon's heart that, by his express directions, am pie provision was made for the hospitable entertain ment of this numerous company, and matters were so arranged lhat even the blacks were not suffered 1o go away, 44 hungry and athirst. " He gave minute orders about his interment, and took especial care that his partial friends should no? hereafter erect the " storied urn " to indicate his final resting place. He left a very handsome estate, which he divised by will to numerous relatives. An anecdote is told of him which strongly illustrates a prominent trait of his character, viz: Never to bo influenced in his ac tions by what the world might say of him. It is said that, in hia last illnesn, he insisted upon knowing from the attending physician the amount of his bill, remaiking 44 that dead men were always charged more than living ones."?llulcigh Regitter. THK LATE JOHN FLOYD, or Virginia. "Sweet Springs, Aug. 1G.?On yesterdayjraorning Gov. Floyd was in usual health, and bid far to live many years. The excitement produced by the unex pected arrival of his son Irom Texas, and his daughter from South Carolina, it is thought caused a return of the paralysis on yesterday about 6 o'clock P. M. and on this morning he breathed his last. Gov. Floyd had suffered severely in [health from[a period previous to the expiration of his gubernatorial term, and the true character of his disease finally ex hibited itself in paralysis. Gen. Floyd was a native of what is now. the Com -niffnwealth of Kentucky, and was educated to the pro fession of medicine, in which he attained distinguish ed eminence; but choosing his residence in the county of Montgomery, where the healthiness of the climate probably afforded bat a limited field for its exercise, he appears early to have embarked in politics. In these he was qsalified to make/a 'prominent figure, by a commanding person, a well stored mind, a bold and manly elocution, a genuine, love of country, and a nerve and decision of character which carried awe into knavery and corruption, whether dwelling in * |-h'tgh ot low places. He was elected to Congress about the close of the late war, and continued to rep resent the Montgomery distriet until he was chosen Governor of Virginia in 1830, a post whichjhe filled with firmness, dignity, and popularity. JOHN WILLIAMS, of TENN. The Hon. John Williams, of Tennessee, died at his residence at Knoxville, on the 10th of this month. In the course of his life he had held many responsible trusts, amongst which were those of Captain in the army under the administration of the first President Adams, (which he held no longer than the prospect of war continued;) Colonel in the Army during the late war, in which capacity he distinguished himself by gallantry and conduct; Senator of the United States from the State of Tennessee; Charge d'Affaires of the United States to Guatemala, besides various trusts in the Government of his own State. He was the revered father of a numerous family, one of whom has just been elected to represent in Con gress the District in which he drew his first breath, and in which his father breathed his last. His death will be deeply lamented also by several brothers, one cf whom has been for twenty-five years past, and is now, the Representative in Congress of the District in North Carolina in which they were all born. JUDGE K1LGOUR OF MARYLAND. | We received, within the last day or two, intelli gence of a accident which occurred on Tuesday morn 1 ing last, by which the judicial district of Maryland ' (composed of Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Talbot counties,) has lost one of its associate Judges, the Hon. Charles J. Kilgour, On Monday last as is our information, Judge K. set out from his home, in Montgomery, to visit a farm owned by him in Loudoun, Va. He stayed that night at Mr Chilton's in the neighborhood of Conrad's Ferry, on the Maryland side. On the,next morning after breakfast, he set out again on hie journey, in his carriage alone; ibout one or two hcurs after, he was found speechless, though alive; on the road side, not far from Mr. C's, whose house he had left that morn ing. " It is supposed that his horse ran off with the car riage, and threw him out, as the horse was found about a mile beyond him, with the fragments of the carriage. He died soon after being fouud.?Potomac Advocate. DE WITT CLINTON. THE INGRATITUDE OF REPUBLICS?If any one is disposed to question the truth of this oft-re psated charge, let him turn aside with us for a moment from politics and the turmoil of the world, and con template a striking and melancholy testimonial to the justice of the accusation. In a private vault, in the suburbs of our city, there was some years ago, deposited temporarily, as was then supposed?the body of one, who, had he lived, would in all probability have stood first in the nation, as he had been in his own State. Many can remem ber how the shock of his sudden death made every heart thrill, and every tongue, whether of friend or foe, eloquent in his praise. Years have since passed away. Decay has done its work alike upon that noble form and the frail fabric in which it was laid. The wood of the coffin has crum bled away?the bones of the dead have fallen out, and lie scattered upon the floor of the vault! There, for gotten, neglected, irreverently exposed, lies all that re mains of De Witt Cunton! It is creditable to the 44 Empire State" that he to whom she is so much indebted for that proud title,? who so well merits from her every honor that can be paid to departed excellence-?should he left to mould er in obscurity, without a stone to mark the spot?nay, without the decencies of ordinary sepulture! Far bet ter and more Honorable for our country, could the adu lation which of late has been so lavishly and so un worthy displayed towards the living, he changed into fitting respect for the memory of the Illustrious Dead. ?Albany Ev. Journal. WASHINGTON BRANCH RAILROAD.?The Curs for ami from Baltimore depart according to I ho following urrangemertt. FROM WASHINGTON. At a nuarter before W o'clock A. M. and at a quarter after 5 o clock P. M. FROM BALTIMORE. At 9 o'clock A. M. and Ht half past 5 o'clock P. M. aug 26?j ANTED TO HIRE. A girl who it used to nursing a slave would be preferred, who would serve bjr the >e*r. Enquire of the Editor of the Native American. AMERICAN HOTEL, WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.?The above establishment is on Penn sylvania Avenue, near the Railroad, between 3d ami streets, in Elliot's buildings. The house is large and airy, and ia furnished in a neat style. The establishment is now open for the accommodation of ihosc who will favor it with their cus tom. The proprietor pledges himself to give general satis faction. The charges will be moderate Uoardiug bv the ditv, week, or rear. ISAAC BEERS, aug 56 3in Proprietor.