Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 15, 1836, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated July 15, 1836 Page 2
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FRIDAY MOIININO, JULY 15. PSOPIiB'S TSCKEST. FOR FREMDKNT WM. II. HARBISON. FOR VICE ritnSIIIENT i FRANCIS GRANGER. ton GOVERNOR S Z Ta & S H. JE1IISON, 1.1 EUr. apyKRNOR DAVID M. tfrtaiP, of Detby! UcTnn.Ncii.ME.vr. Tito most prominent urnl iiinft successful charge oguinst Mr Adams' Administration was, that it was extravagant. We now nek tlio people to draw a comparison. Mr Adams expended about thirteen millions the last year, it be ing the largest amount of tlio four. Gen. Jackson lias been increasing that amount every year of his administration, until it amounted to thirty million last year. Tho National Intelligencer contains tho follow ing, which shows how much is appropriated for the current year : "The nggirgnic amount of impropriations made by I he ncls pns-rd riming ilic I.He session of Con gress is nbout thirty-five millions of dollars. Of this nmounl il is cm ions to fee the lery large pro portion made for objects connected with our Indian rcUtiani. Kor r.n rjing into effect lieatiej or tup pressing hostilities with ilie Indian tribes, (exclu sive of the expenses of the nimy pioper,) (ho a mount appropriated is more ihiriceii million nnd a balfof l'oII.iis. Tlio appropriations for Ilie Army amount to four million ol iloll.iio j (bribe Naty, 10 six million and a quarter ; for fortifier lions, to ne.n ly llnee million ; for li nbors, to over one million j for the Cimibci land mail, six bundled thousand dollars i besides llnee millions of dollars for the Civil I,ist. Notwithstanding this enornious nmounl of appropriations, there is tin doubt that i lie surplus in ilie Tie.isuiy on ilie lrt of January next, subject to (liliibnlinn tin ler the lale act of Con-gressj-will exceed iwcnly millions of monej ." Correspondence of ilie Boston Atlas. Washington July 2d, 1836. Congress were engaged yesterday for nt least ten hours, on a memorial from Alabn. ma, praying nn investigation into the nous es of the Seminole war, and the frauds which have been committed on tlio Indians and on the government in relation to the public land:. A proposition was nindo to authorize n committee of I lie hnu-e to pro ceed in tho invostio-ntion during the rvccs. This was overruled ant! the whole subject referred to the President. For the purpose of practical good it might as well have been referred to the speculators themselves. All the facts mentioned in the memorial have re. peatcdly been presented to the view of the departments, and if the President is igno rant is because he chose to remain ignorant. I have no hesitation in expres sing my opinion that tho robberies commit ted on the Indians and the Government during the last year, through the agency of these land speculators amount to millions of dollars. If the committee had Been per mitted to pursue tho inquiry their report would have astounded the American people. It would have named the members of Con gross and tho officers that were concerned in these operations Thorn were men on the floor that trembled at the developments that might be made, and policy required that their transactions should not be expos ed to the vulgar gaze. They arc now safe not because Gen. Jackson would screen or protect them, but because ho is totally incompetent to judge of, or direct the ne cessary proceeding?; because he is under tho influence of stronjr prejudices and prepossessions well calculated to govern his decisions; because among his counsellors there aro eome who are t-teeped to the chin in this sink of corruption ; nnd because the Kilcnen cabinet are among tha speulatoru, and they aro his chief managers and will direct i lie whole inquiry. It will amount to nothing except to improve the system of ewinunng. The treaty recently made with tho Cher okees opened a new door for plunder and rapine. The object of the speculators is to produce a Cherokee war in which they may posstoiy succeed. This once accom plished, and there will bo "fine pickings,' the Indians on one side, and the covorn merit on tho other. When the wans over, the scullions of tho kitchen cabinet may men revci nnu riot to some purpose on tho spoils of victory. In a former letter I have alluded to committee uppointed to innuiro of the net whclher tnoney has been loaned by them to the officers of the government or to mem. bcra of Congress ; and whether they have ony knowlcdgo that this money was used by these public functionaries to speculate in tho rational domain ? Tho pet in this city refused at first to answer, but subse qucntly notified tho committee that thoy would throw open their books. A report was mauo iiiwj morning ol the testimony laKen. i neTcommiucc asueu leave tu nt during tho roccss. Among tho testimony, is the examination ol Air Lioughborongh, a clerk in the lijno ral Post office, and the agent a it is tin derstood, of onn of the great monicd com panics for purchasing tho public lauds. Mr liOtighcbrough state, that sumo of the officers of tho government, and some mem bers of Congress are copartners with oth era in theso larce Companies of land spec ulators, but refuses to name them. The report was very short, but rather pointed It is only a week since tho commilteo were chosen, and their proceedings being very unsatisfactory to a certain class ol gentle men, their report was laid nn tho table. and permission to proceed with their inves ligation was refused, "Tell it not in (lath publish it not in the Greets of Akalon Let mo reduce this ttory into a very nar row compass, nnd render it iiitclhgiblo to tho plainest capacity, as the documents bo foro the house the fact. The kitchen Cabinet succeed in removing tlio deposites, and destroying the Bank of the United States. They then designate the local banks tlint arc to bo employed. Largo sums of money beyond tho wauls of the Governmeni. oro accumulated in these banks. The kitchen cabinet place the con trol of that surplus in charge of a gentle man of "casv virtue." who superintend Us diet ribultort. It is the money of tho peoplt. It it loaned to tho officers aof thol government and members of Congress. By mom ii is ctnpioycu in speculating in inc pubtic lands, to tho great Injury ol Uie citizens who wish to settle on them, and who are compelled to pay tho speculators. what they demand. Frauds of the niost amnmg character arc interwdVcn with theso operation. The Home of Repre-, sonlntives appoint a committee to investi gate and report tho circumstances otitic case. Tho comtnilteu make impottaniTlis coveries and havo a clue to others. They ask time to pursue the investigation. Tho peculators become alarmed. Their inllu- ence is brought to bear, and tho house (lops tho inquiry. Theso aro the facta as developed .by tho report. Every man is capable ol judging tor himsall on this plain-.. statement, islliero a disinterested man in tho communilglhat .will-justify or defend such proceedings,? CONGRESS. Senate, Monday, July -1th. Mr. Davis reported a resolution calling upon the-Sec-retaryoftho Treasury to furnish, ftr the next session, all tho information they have relative to tho sending of paupers to this country, by Great Britain, which was amended so as to read, "and other nlacos." and adopted. A Joint Committee waited on tho President to inform him of their in tention to adjourn. Mr Grundv, from that committee, reported they had waited on the Prosidont, who had nothinrr farther to communicate, when on motion of Mr. Bu. clianan, the Senate adjourned 9ino die. In the House, Mr, Juhn Y. Mason made report from the committco on Poreiun Relations, relativo to Texas, which con- eludes with the following resolutions: Resolved That the Indcnendenco of Texas ought to bo recognized by tho Unit, etl States, as soon as it shall satisfactorily ppear that it has in operation a civil cov- eminent capable of performing tho duties anu discharging the obligations or an inde pendent power. Resolved, That this House regards with much nnprobition the determination of the President, to lake measures for obtaining full information as to tho civil military and political condition of Texas. The resolutions were senaratelv taken nnd ndnpted by heavy votes. The lirsl re solution bv 128 to 20: and tho second 1 13 to 22. Mr. Williams, on whom a vote ofcensure was passed by the House, for indecorous conduct towards Mr Sutherland, whilst in thu chair, through his colleague Mr. Cal hnun of Ky. made explanations which were satisfactory disavowing my intention to insult the House, and bc'sed a reennsid- orntion of the vote o' censure: Mr. Suth erland expressed himself satisfied nnd moved for the reconsideration. Mr Wil am hero more fullv exnlained. and a vole being taken on n motion to reconsider. there appeared yeas 90, nays 20 no quo rum. After further explanation, tho motion was agreed to and tho resolution was re- considered and rejected. Tho House then ojourncd sino die. The following candid and sensible re marks are from tho New York American, and, in our opinion, places the subject in its proper light : BniunsTOTiiE People. It is certainly not a little edifying to hear tho jeremiads uttered by the puro democrats particu. larly where both their purity and thoir de mocracy havo been exalted by connection with a pel bank as to tho corrupting ten dency of tho bill to deposite nmonrr the States, the surplus revenue. It is "bribing the people'" say these Bpecial Irtcnds of the people; it will "turn Congress and the State Legislatures into gambling arenas, whero each will vio with the other in scrambling for the rich spoils oftho surplus" say the organs of that party which, about election time, is so full of confidence in the purity of at loa6t its own party repre sentatives, and which resents so warmly tho slightest imputation upon their wisdom or integrity. Now what aro the simple facts of tho case.' liy reason ot an extraordinary and wholly unanticipated impulse given both to commerce, and tho sale of our public lands an enormous sum us has accrued. Cer tainty the untie? upon imports were not adjusted by tho compromise act, with a view to raise this surplus nor wero the prices of the public lands fixed with any re. lercnco to such a result. There was thorciore, no desicn nor contrivance to bring about a stale of things, by which a large fund should bo raised through the federal government, to bo afterwards dis tributed among the States. Nevertheless such a fund has accumulated, and thus without any pre-nrrangement, or legisla tion intendad to produce the necessity wo are compelled to adopt some plan of dtspos ing of the fund. Under theso circumstances the first ques lion is, whoso money is this? Not the government's, but thopeoplo's. Who then sho uld have tho use of it, the creatures of tho Treasury lhapel banks, and pet par tizans or thoso who, having contributed it, ask, when it is found not to be needed lor purposes of the nation, to have il back till it is so needed.' Here is the whole question in a nutshell? and if there be those who can hesitate as to the manner in which it should be on swerccl.or who really deem it a bribe to give to the people their own, thoy must as it seems to us, look at the subject through a very distorted medium. Under the act of Congress reorganizing' tho Post Office, all Deputy Postmasters whose emolument? exceeded a certain a mount, aro to be appointed with the advice and consent of the Senate. At tho closo of thu session the old officers (except one wore all nominated to tho Satiato for ro appointment, and thai r appointments wore confirmed. Tho exception was in the case oftho New York Post Office, to which Jonathan J. Coddincton was appointed to supercede tho gentleman who had held tho offico for a number of years past. .Vat. Intel. From the Slate Journal. MR. BARBER AND MR. HALLETT. As theso two gentlemen havo taken a leading fafl in attempting to transfer the Antimasnrjs ofNcw England over to Van Buren, it may not bo amiss to recur to their forjaor opinions, by way of showing IF their consistency. In 1832, as Editor of tho Middlebury IFreo Press, Mr-Barber used this language : If there ever party which eschews thi Van Burtn tysVem of politics, it is the Anlimasonic party. Its whole influejsce AND ErFORTSf A HE CAST INTO THE l-CALK, to destroy that system ; and for one, toe are fkaisK to say that when it nnlimasonry) shall have DEGENERATED into the CORRUPTIONS- OF VAN BUREN ISM toe wiU not only desert it but OP POSE it as UNCOMPnOMISINGLV as we NOW DO.FrEEEMASONRY." In the samo year, Mr Hallett, editor of tho Boston Advocate, noticed Martin Van Buren's return from England as follows : "Hon. Martin Van Buren has arrived at Now York from Europe. He comes at an inopportune time for tho princely reception which his liege subjects of New York had prepared for him. Tho Cholera will be on overmatch oven for the Magician. It seems to have come just in time to save the citizens of Now York from the desre- dalion of having tho Freedom of their city laid at tho feet of the HIGH PRIEST of POLITICAL INTRIGUE." The Whig Flag. Our readers will ob serve that in this day's Advertiser, wc un fold tha Harrison and Granger Banner, and fix it at the mast head. Even if wc were otncrwiso disposed, but wo aro not, we could not resist tho wind that is setting in the bails of tho great Whig Party every wnere else, or even keep our own whig tare, in anu about our own ship, Irom stealing tho flag out of the locker, and run ning up with it to the sky and the breeze. Harrison and Granger they have caught the enthusiasm of, from over the mountains, and frnm the Key-Stono Slate, and tho 6torm that is beating down Van Burenism there, in the plnco which has been in fact the keystone of this administration, has at last reached us, and away wo go, with our banner flying, over as noble a cause as ever inspired the heart of man. Port. Adv. Testimony of Gen. Lylle of Cincinnati in favor of Gen. Harrison At a recent pub. lie meeting, this gentleman though a warm Jackson man made tho following honorable statement. "It is true, that that rentleman TGcn Hnrriuon and myself are now, as we have tor some timo been, opposed to each other in some of our views, perhaps in most as to the public men arid measures of the day; hut were we as w idely'.separated as the poles, I can neither be liiadc to forget his virtues, nor withhold from him just commendation for his many eminent ser vices. Sir, I would be a traitor to my own nature, il 1 tound myself capable ofdispar aging tho claim of a public servant, so em well tried and whose life has been a history of such usefulness and gallantry, as that ot uenerai Harrison, ttathor than rob the temples of thai time-worn and iust ly honored public servant of a single laurel, would choose, in justico and gratitude, to heap chaplets on his brow. Sir, the mis erablc spirit of partisan warfare and detrac tion, as displayed by most ot the journals, on both sides, nay on all sides of the ques tion for tho presidential succession, 1 do precate from my heart. The spirit that will admit of no good, out of tho mere party range, and which dooms to infamy all that cannot reacn his standard of party purity; a spirit wnicn invades uie peace and per verts the purpn?es of social harmony ond union alt good men should trown upon. Render unto Cresar tho things that aro Cresars' is the injunction of Divine Wisdom and in all cases where wc depart from this principle, tho degradation and tho evil aro to be measured only by tho extent of its in action. Indiana, In reviewing the Presidential prospects somo weeks ago, it was conceded that a shade or doubt rested upon Indiana. Assurances that may be relied on, have been given to mo that Indiana will certain ly Eive her vote to Gen. Harrison. The Van Burenilcs of that slate, like their brct h. ren of Ohio, are beginning to come to llieir senses and abate their conhdenco. Li'tt not tho friends of the country remit ihnir exertions on that account. Labor is tin- condition upon which man acquires am preserves every blessing. Cincinnati Guz We perceive the Loco Focus in New York, havo been addressing some questions to Col. Johnson, who is now in that cilv. Wo wish they would inquire of him. whv e is opposed to religious and moral reform in me army, anu ivueioer uu iiiiiiks iiiki our soldiers have no souls to be saved or worth saving ? Albany Daily Adv, A Poseb. We should liko to see the following questions answered by somo one of our "Democratic" editors. Enigma What great thing has Martin Van Buren ever done for tho South? Natchez Courier. This is considerable of an enigma, to be euro; but we can match it wo guess, What thing, great or small, hai Martin Van Buren ever dono for the North ? Buffalo Journal. 0ConREcTioN. In our report of the proceedings oftho Van Buren State Ccn vention, an error was committed in atlribu titiir certain remarks to Mr. Beardsly of St Albans. Mr. Beardsly of Franklin was tho gentleman intended. Wo request those Editors who may havo copied our report, promptly to notico tins correction,' Journal. State From the Louisiana Advertiser, June 20'. IMPORTANT FROM TEXAS. By tho arrival of the schr. Halcyon, last evening, from Matamoras, wc learn that the Mexican Government hare declared all the concessions of Santa Ana ns well as his treaties, of no effect ; and aro delortnincdj to proeccuto tho war with tho utmost vigor,' and if possible retriovo their national honor. m, ' 1 ! I . L 1. ; , i no pcopto aro saiu iu uu iuucii iiivaiiacu against Santa Ana, and disapprove of his cnliro career. Recruits arc raising in all parts of tho Republic. uen. Jose Uriiea has been appointed commander in-chief of tho army. He is represented ns beinsr very popular with the soldiery, and opposed to Santa Ana's ean guinary proceedings throughout. Some men ol war had sailed from Matamoraa fqr Vera Cruz, for tho purposo of conveyintr troops to Texas. Gen. Filasola was ex pecli.'d at Matamoras; but, owing to his having received orders from the fiovem tnunt to maintain his present position, had not arrived. Tho United States idoop nt war Warren had appeared off tlio Brassos Santiago on tho evening of the 10th, but hnd no communication with (host; on shore ; having stood to caafler a vi'iy mort delay. 1 ho troops about to bu raised, to operate against I oxas, are to amount to from 1200 to 1500 men. Gen. Urrea has issued a flaming proclamation to tho People of the Republic, cnllinrr on them to rise, en masse, and join the Mexican standard. LATER FROM TEXAS. An arrival at Now Orleans from. Galves ton, brings intelligence from Texas to the 18th of June. The Indians had attacked the Tcxian settlements at tho head waters of tho Bras sos, and committed several mttrdeiF. Gen. Green and Felix Houston had marched a gainst them, with 600 men the effectivo force of Texas now in tho field, is about 2000 men. Gen. Rusk was at Goliad with 600 men, his advance post extended to the Rio Del Norte, and had quiet possession of the sea coast. Santa Ana was at Velasco, under cuard of a company sent by Gen. Rush to take charge of him. The followinn articlo from tho New Or leans Bulletin of the 22d, looks as if John Bull is likely to tender somo assistance in a private way to the Mexicans. Ezpedilionin favor of Mexico We are informed that a report was current at Mat amoras that two private armed English vessels wero fitting out at Jamaica, to as sist the Mexicans in subjugating Texas. This may or may not be true, although the visit of condolence made by the British Ministry to the acting President of Mexico. on learning that 'untoward' event, the cap ture ot banta Ana, gives somo color to tho report, tiiislaml will not act onenlv in this business, but envertly she may encourage her people in fitting out expeditions against Texas. From the New OrlearTa Dee. Tampico, June tlth, 1836. Sir Sinco my last wo have had souallv times here, we havo all been threatened with our lives and I assure you havo had to keep good look out. The port has been embargoed for some timo and no communi cation was allowed the U. Slates schooner Grampus and sloop of war Warren, which were out sido of the bar, the Consul was only allowed to correspond by a open letter, passing through tho military commandants hands, which he refused to do with the a- bove vessels, though he did not so with the Jefferson. Capt. Taylor made his escape in the night, in a open boat and got on board tho Jefferson and no doubt told them all the news, and as she left some days since lor 1'ensacola, you have no doubt had it in all the New Orleans papers, or will ero this reaches you. They talk orsending 12to 15,000 men to Pexas. God only knows where thev nrc to get them, or the money to defray Uie expenses, tho Government press is very bitter against the U. S. but particularly against N. Orleans. If the Toxiam do not shoot Santa Ana ho will be euro to make his escape in some manner or other, and they will then have all to go over again; the Government here hovanffrreilfi reward to any person or persons, be thev M x.e.ins or foreigners, who shall procure ht.s release. While ho shall remain prisoner his acts are null and void, and the flag is to bo hoisted half mast until his discharge. David Cuocett. There has many sto ries been published in relation to the denth of this singularly bravo man, and thoy have all been founded upon uncertainties, but the following extract of a letter published in tho N. Y. Courier Si Enquirer, seems to settle the question to a certainty. "Well then I will beffin with the fall nf the Alamo. Its fall and the massaor". oio-i ! be fri-sh in the memory of every Aoi ric in But I will relate by nn eyewitness, not before known, tin will nl once establish (if not b foro mtiib fished ) tho blood thirsty enmity of 'he ty rant, Santa Ann. Allt-r Him Mexicans had got po-soi-sMui of Ibo Alamo, ilie fighting had ceased, and il was clear day light, nx American were discovered near the wall yet unconquered, and who were instantly surrounded and ordered by Gen. Castril lon to surrender, and who did so under a promise of his protection, finding resistance any longer in vain indeed, perfect mad ness. Uastnllon was bravo and not cruel, and disposed to savo them. He marched them up to that part of the fort where stood "his Excellency," surrounded by his mur derous crew, his sycophantic officers. Da vid Crockett was one oT tho six. The steady fearless step and undaunted tread, together with the bold demeanor ol this hardy veteran "his nrmnesa and noble bearing," to give tho words of the narrator, "had a most powerful effect on himself and Castrillon.'1 Nothing daunted, he marched up coolly in front ot Santa Ana, looked him steadfastly in the face, while Castrillon addressed his Excellency "Sir, here are six prisoners I havo taken alive; how 6hall I dispose of them ? Santa Ana looked at Castrillon fiercely, flew into a most violent rage and replied, "Have I not told vou before how to dispose of them? Why do you bring them to me .'" At the same time his brave otneers drew and plunged their swords into the bosoms of their defenceless prisoners ! ! So anxious and intent were theso bloodthirsty cowards to gratify the malignity of this invelerato tyrant, that Castrillon barely escaped being run through in tho scuffle, himself. Castrillon rushed from tho scene apparently horror 6truck loucht his quarters and tcrs and did not leave them for some days, and hardly ever poke to Santa Ana after. This was tho fato of poor Crockett and in which thero can bo no mistake. Who the fivo others were, I havo not been ablo to loam. Three other wounded prisoners wero discovered and broncht before "his Excellency," and were ordero'I instantly to bo shot. Thero nre certain reasons why the name ot the narra. tor of these events should not bo made known. I will only repeat that ho was an eye witness. The Creek War ended. This war we are rejoiced to sec is in a fair prospect nf being ol length peaceably terminated. The Co lumbus Sentinel of Juno 24th. states confi dently tlml information had just reached there nl thu surrender that day of 1200 hostile Indians at Fort Mitchell. This is confirmed by a letter in the Augusta Sen tine), dated Columbus, June 25th, which states that the whnle Indian country is sur rounded, that 800 hostile Indinns came to Fort Mitchell June 24th, and 700 more pro fessing to be friendly, had been taken by lien. Mourn a lew days before. Ul theuuu who surrendered 250 wero warriors, well armed and equipped. A letter in the Constitutionalist of June 28th, dated Columbus, Juno 25th, says : "Jim Henry with his party was supposed to bo some 10 or 14 miles below in a large swamp, and uen. Scott on one side of the river and uen. Jcssup on the other in pur suit of them, and it is thought they will havo a fight with them in a day or two. l havo no doubt mysclt but the war is near ly over with the Creeks. They have taken two of the Indians that were "engaged in robbing the mail and killed another. They wero on their way to Fort Mitchell with them, but had not arrived when I left. Extract of a letter from a gentleman at Columbus, Georgia, dated June 27, to a friend in this cilv. "A steamboat just from Roanoke brinns tho news that Gen Scott crossed tho Chat ahoochi yesterday morning at that place, with about 2,500 men, regulars and militia. and is moving up the country. There mav bo a little fighting, but I do not anticipate much. This move will close the war. Globe. A Columbus, Goo. paper, of the 30th Juno, contains an account of the depredations and murders of a parly of Creek Indians, supposed to be about 200, who passed through Baker county on tho Saturday previous, on thoir way it was supposed, to Florida. Tha samo pa per adds a postcript, stating " Wo have just learnt that Gen. Scott has detached five com panies of mounted men" in pursuit of them with "orders to follow tho enemy, night and day, and, if necessary, even to the banks of the Wythlacoochee. Our informant is oftho opinion that these are not Jim Henry's Indiam who, he thinks, are still in tho swamps on tho Chattahoochee, entirely circumvented by the whites, and without tho least chance of escape. Trouble orewino in the north. A letter dated Fort Crawford, (Prairio du Chien) June 16, announces fresh troubles among tho savages of the North, nnd move, ments of the troops in consequence. Gen. Brooks, the letter slates, had s"nt nn ex press to Col. Taylor, requesting him to re-infurco Fnrt Winnebago with three companies, leaving only two companies at Fort Crawford. Gen. B.'a letter stated that a large body of Winnebagoes had as sembled near the Fort and that tho Olto- wns, Mer.omiupcs, and Pottnwattomics, were disposed lor a Grand Ball. The let ler nt-n stules that the small pox was rag ing among me inutans. Protection nf the Northwestern Fionlier It is slated positively by accounts from St. Louis, that the President of tho United Slates has requested Gov. Dunklin to ac cepl the services of 1000 vnlunlcors for the protection ot the Western frontier, in con formity to the provisions of a recent act of Congress, authorising the President to oc cept the services ot tuuuu volunteers, in case of Indian hostilities. General Atkin son has the command in that qoaiter. The Kuoxvillo Herald of June 10 h in allusion tu anticipated Indian ho-uliucs, eays : "The very first breeze that wjft the famn and triumphs of Omenta the prunes of the West, may also beir upon us bosom tin; rcverbrations of a wnr-wltnop that wi I ring in tin 'ering and appalling "clen- from Ii ! KmI river to the Wi-mii-m! I oim.T The lol.iwimf is frnm la omb r ol 'ho Charleston Courier: Numerous characteristic incidents are lold a having occurred to the volunteers during their sojourn among the swamps and hammocks in Florida. It is related that upon nno occasion when the South Carolina Regiment was ordered to advanco from the encampment at Spring Garden our young townsmen. Ashby, who commanded a company of backwoodsmen, was or dered to scour a certain hammock, and take a post at a given point therein. Hav ing executed the order, the Colonel ap peared in eight at the head of other compa nies, riding from point to point with his usual impetuosity. The young officer, ei ther forgetting the order, or perhaps impa tient to be engaged, called out, "Colonel, here we are, where shall we go now." "Go to the devil," roared out the Colonel. "Attention, men !" cried Ashby, "you have heard the order forward ! this must be the way. Stkam-boat accident. The Steam boat North America, on her way to New York, on Saturday, in turning a narrow pass in the Highlands, came suddenly in contact with tho Sloop Revenue, Capt. Aikin, of Coeymans, deeply laden with brick. The engine was immediately siod- ped, but in spite of every effort to clear the loop, her boom passed through the wheel house into the starboard boiler, above the flues, and caused an explosion which crea- tod great alarm and confusion. A colored man on board tho sloop named John Fre oenourgn, jumpeu overboard, anu was drowned. Henry Mull, the sloop's pilot, was scalded, though not seriously. On ooaru mo north America no person was injured. i no noop ata been at anchor ciote in ihoro, under the shade of the Highlands, and was getting under way. She hid tak en down her light and was making sail. It was one of those unavoidable accident! which do Bometimea occcur. where neither party are to blame. Capt. Latiirop sent his small boat immediately to the relief of tho Bloop. Tho scalded man was taken on board the North America, and every possible attention was paid to him. He was sent home to Coeymans in the Albany. Capt. Latarop sent one of his his handi nn board the sloop tu assist in taking bcr In New York. The North America proceeded to New York and returned to Albony with one biilor, ond will repair without loosing her regular trips. Albany Eve. Journal. Jntertsting Arrival Tho barque De troll a few days ago arrived in tho harbor of Buffalo, being now fitted up as a trader on the Lakes. She is about 300 tons bur then, and attached to the Eagle Line. This vessel was the flat? ship in the battle of Lake Erie, where the bravery of Perry ond ins companious triumphed. At tho lime of the engagement, Commodore Barclev commanded this vessel. He wai an officer of the Nelson school, and under that great Captain lost an arm in the battle of the Nile; and his remaining one wie shot off on board the Detroit. The com panion way door on which he was borna after the accident is still retained. Tho Detroit was sunk, and after being 21 years under water, is again raised to plough those billows which have so long and ceaselessly rolled over her. Thero are many relics of the engagement preserved on board of her, particularly a 32 pound shot in one of tha beams on the starboard side, which must have come through the larboard bow, that being the side exposed to our guns. The French frigate L'Arlhemise is now anchored iu the North river, having arrived here a few days since from Martinique with despatches from Admiral Mackau, Govern- er ot the French w est inota islands tor the French Consul General here. She is com manded by the Chevalier Do La Place, ad vantageously known by his history of the voyage round the world, made for scientific purposes, by tho Ficnch frigate La Favor ite. On Saturday, the Mayor of tho city and General Morton dined on board L'Arthe tnise, by invitation from her commander, and were received on buard with a salute from her guns. Another salute was fired by the frigate yesterday, when she was visited by the French Consul General. N. Y paper. One of the McGrews, who lately escaped from the prison at Mobile whero they wero confined for an atrocious murd:r, his been recaptured and again confined in gaol. This fellow appeared at the head of a gang of negroes on the banks of the Tombigbee, and peremptorily demanded to bo taken on board a bat descending the river. He was recognized and admitted, and thinking him self secure, he dismissed all his followers but one. He was then overpowered, made secure, and delivered over to the authori ties of Mobile. The other brother id slill at large, though a reward of $1000 is offer ed for his apprehension. Taking the Bull nv the Horns. The Chicago American mentions a town not yet named in lhal vicinity, which is coining into, existence on sn entirely new principle. A covenent is tn be inserted in all the deeds of the land that ardent opirits shall not be manufactured or sold on any tot in the town. The Chicago paperthus com ments nn the subject. What will be the effect of this provision? It may create enemies, but will it nnton the other hand enlist a large number of friends? In the west it is certainly an expeiiment, and whatever may be the result, wo wish it may be faithfully tried. sa matter nf policy of sober calculating policy, afide from any in cidental advauta.e- it m,i bring to tho great caun of leuineianc?. perhaps this ia the best arrangement Mint Ilie proprietor could possibly have made liir the uhtinTn advancement of their town If it .-liotild nave i no eneci 10 o ing to "in inac't a so ber temperate popuhlion, fiod nrohablv none bin the temperate would care ah nn coming. this town, with its natural ndv n- tages, mnst, in the rxpres.ivu languag ol our country, 'go ahead.' " Bellows Falls Vi Tho Vermont dim ocle i-avs that h factory nf 9,000 i-pin-dlc- and 300 looms is g ,ing up at this beau til'ul village. Tin- water power here, com manding the entire body nt the Connecticut ul that plnco has been purchased by a Boa- ion company, rne water power lor the a. bov-f mentioned factory was 75 cents nir spindle, with a small annual consideration fi the Canal Company in addition. At Lowell it is understood that the water power is held at g6 per spindle. Honor to the memory of Fulton. Tha merchants of New Orleans have resolved to erect a 6totue of Robert Fulton in the great hall of the Merchants Exchange in mat cuy, anu nave appointed a committee to carry the resolution into effect. Very large dividend- The Maryland In surance Company have recently made the extraordinary dividend of one hundred dol lars on each share of stock. The dividend is payable on and after the 22d Inst. This Company is said to be unusually prosperous in all respects, but it is enabled to make the present extra dividend, from its large receipts under the French indemnification, which our governmeni is now paying to tho claimants. A new power press has been invented by Dr. Grcnville, of Cambridgeport, wbicb he calls a combined Cam apparatus. A boy can work it: Its cost is one third less than any other power. It takes its owq paper on and off, and its speed of working is very great. The celebrated Dr. AntomacM, physician to Napoleon, during his exile at St Helen, is now in Mexico for the purpose of analyx. ing certain Mineral Waters. Dr. Anloma chi landed, we recollect sometime ginoe, at New Orleans, whero he was received with great consideration since which we have not heard from him until wc saw the pres ent announcement of his visit to Mexico.

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