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Tai'&oroH.-,, (L'd.recomZ.c County, JT. C.) Saturday, .1 23, 1835. Pol. iSTf JVaSl. I I MUI I Will y'A? "Tarbornuifh Press," 1U' UERGE HOWARD, published weekly, at Two Dollar and vf'v Cen's vear.if p.Vui in advance 'r ' 'JVff Uo'Jirs. at the expiration of the ',,1,-ripiion vear. For a.y period les tlun a vMf, Trent y-fire Cents per month. v!)ii rileis liberty to discontinue .if time, on ivin iioti thereof aiwl naviiur ane r ihoe residing at a ilis--tuice "i!it i'lvaii.iMv pay io advance, or j-ivt- a rrspnnill? n lVmice in tlii vicinity. X.Jvrrtisenvnt, t exceedin-; lo linos, will lie iiserted at .0 cents tlr fust intr , Riiii-J rents each continuance. .n- ,.r oiie HI II i ur i M r.cij n uiim, iwitisenienls niut be in u ki d tin- imni- i r ol iueitin required, or tliev will In ...miiiuieJ iniiil otherwise or.lend, ami ,. ,sr.'iil accordingly. citers addtes-e l to the Kditor must lie ! p ii l. old ey may not he Httendrd to 'jsf Ojjicc Department. Mr Kendall lias commenced his 111 ,'nl dulies by the adoption of vorous measures in the admin Sration of the affairs of his De partment, as will be perceived by lie subjoined notice. Talents of a hist) order and business habits of the most indefatigable charac ter, ere conceded to the new Post Master General, by the most envenomed of his enemies and the bi urcst of the opposition presses. Pet. Con. Post Office Department, 4i!i May, 1835. NOTICE To Mail Contractors, ami others li'io are or may be Creditors of ; ih Vost Office Department. The practice of accepting; the drafts of persons in the employ - m-.'iit of t!ie Post Office Depart ment, for services thereafter lo be reniered, as also for moneys due, will be discontinued. No drafts ; drawn after promulgation of this ' notice, will be accepted or paid, unless in pursuance of some spe cial arrangement. It is intended to pay promptly, ; at the end of the present and each 'succeeding quarter, all just claim .accruing against the Department, within such qtiarter, in such man ner as will hereafter be made known. As payments for services ren dered will be promptly made, the I performance of the services con tracted for, will be rigidly ex- i acted. Fines will not be imposed with- out lu!I innuirv and snffiripnt cause; but when imposed, they .ill not be remitted. Arrearages of former quarters be paid as fast as the Depart ment acquires the mean?. No retrospective allowances "'II be made for any regular ser ce hereafter rendered, such as carrying the mails in another banner, or more speedily, or Jore frequently, than is stipulated ,ur in the contracts. Irnprove s will be paid for only when ;liey'all have been previously , proved and the rate of allow ' -ce fixed according to law. AMOS KENDALL. Xw Edict. Mr. Secretary i !,oodbury has issued a circular l'ie collecting and -eceiving '":rs of the Government, in j b be instructs them, after the Hobday of September next, not receive in payment of any pub P dues, bank notes of a smaller nomination than $5; and in fms them, that after the third of ljah next, it is the design of the jpartmentto extend the restric I 10,1 .to all notes of a less denom- P-ll0 than ten dollars, and, if parable, to discontinue the use anJ' hank as a fiscal agent, Jch shall thereafter continue to ' rue notes of a smaller denomina n Hun $5, and which shall . j"some subsequent period (to le , tl ,,es,,g'iated) issue any of a -5S denomination than $10. Ral. llcg. T.. .""portant Mis,ion.-Tte , ,dlt l the United States, at its k assign, passed a resolution, requesting the President to con sider o! the expediency of enter ing into ncgoeiations wilh tin South American Sutes, for th purpose of securing for our com meree and people, a safe passag across the iMhmus bom the Ai laniic to the Pacific Ocean. It. compliance wilh this recommen dalion of the Senate, we under si:oid, ihe President has appoin ts! Colonel Charles Biddle, ol Tennessee, to conduct the nego fiat i m, nntl Hut he is about to viit ihe Southern Continent, in prosecution f the objects in view. The character, talents, intelli gence ami energy of Colonel Bid die, ensure Ihe most effectual management of the important bu siness committed lo him. The result of liis labors will be looked to wilh great ami general interest. and particularly by the mercan tile community to whom the mis sion is of peculi tr consequence. Pennsylvuniiui. We learn that in conse quence of certain statements in the newspapers impugning his char acter as an officer, Capt. Read, ofi the iNavy, has arrived in Washing ton &: demanded a Court Martial, which he solicits may be conven ed for his trial as early as practi cable. e also learn that in consequence of this circumstance, and, from motives of delicacy, desiring lo decline any responsi ble trust until his character is freed from the imputation which now rests on it, he has requested of the Department to be relieved from serving as President of the Board of Examination which is about to meet at Baltimore. Aaf. Int. V. S. Dragoons. ...A letter received Ibis morning from Camp des Moines, one of the posts occupied by the dragoon, informs u of the contemplated movements of the regiment to the Sioux Village and Racoon Fork of the Des Moines River, as soon a the grass shall be deemed of sufficient growth lo supply ihe horses with provender. AUo, of the enlistment of neatly an hundred recruits to fill np the three companies stationed at this post. The same letter confirms the report of the death of Dr. Hales, which we contradicted some time since by the same authority; and it fnrther adds that Captain Duncan, and Lieutenants Hamilton Wheelock, Swords, Moore am) Lupton, have been at rested and sent to Jellerson Bat racks for trial; but does not st:ite the cause of their attest. Nothing more of interest is contained in the letter. We had hoped thai before this, this useless and dissatisfied regiment would have been disbanded, but from present operations there can be no hope ot that kind entertained now. M Y.Star. From the Fayetteville Observer. J2 Candid Mun.A lew days ago we received the billowing note from the postmaster ol a small village in Georgia: "JpritiiD, 1S35. "Mr. Editor: Your paper di rected to this Ofiice to Mr. IVm Jl. Spear, you will discontinue; the reason, he authorises me to say, is, that he is runaway. Kespectiuiiy." We wish Mr. Spear had ex tended his politeness a little Iur ther, and informed us, where he has run to; for we have a strong desire to jnve him a letter of in troduction to any printer who may reside in the neighborhood nf his new residence. I nis we could have done wilh very great propriety, seeing that our ac quaintauce is of near six years standing, during all which time we have been in the habit ot address nz him at least once a week, & oc casionally, besides, a special letter vulgarly called a dun. We re gret to say, however, that until we received the above note, the correspondence has been entirely on our side. We would feel much obliged to any of our brothers ol .1 r -r-w me cratt in Ueorgia, for any in- mrmation as to ihe whereabouts ol our missing patron. Money. Every New York pa per winch we open affords some new evidence of the abundance of money in that citv, and of the speculative spirit to" which it has given birth. Stocks of all kinds, Bail Road, Bank, and Insurance. have risen prodigiously, some of me former going up at the rate of iu per cent, per week. Goods of all kinds, too, have been sensi bly arreted. And as for Real Estate, there appears to be a mania prevailing. No price seems to be too extravagant for houses and lots in the city or vicinity, and however high a price may have been paid, still the purchaser finds some one ready to pay a higher. A few of the more timid people, however, fear a reaction, which is very apt to follow so much speculation and over-trading.. ..ib. "Was there ever such a time as the present? Every thing is dear but money. Land no matter where, nor what is bought up at extravagant prices, as if the limits of the country bad already become too contracted for its in habitants. Even Texas is not too distant for the rage of specu lation to wander. Stocks, goods, groceries, and almost every thing else, partake of the general im pulse. What is the cause of all this? It is the re-action conse quent upon the stagnation of busi ness a year ago. It is one ex treme following another, and per haps preparing the way for a repetition of the first. Every body is rushing into engagements, as if they could be cancelled by a stroke of the pen. The Banks deal out freely, the United States' Bank taking the lead, and allow ing herself to become deeply in debted to the local institutions. What will be the issue of all this? "Increasing and still increasing prosperity," will be the reply. We hope so, and we try to believe it. But really we are not without some misgivings on the subject. If the panic-makers of 1833-4 would exercise their vocation a little at the present moment, we are not sure but they would do the community a service. Cer tainly the rage for speculation needs ra'her to be checked than fomented." A. Y. Jour. Corn. GtOn Tuesday last we ob served a procession come in to town ot rather an unusual characterIt was a company of Miners, about 60, marching in, escorted by drums and fife, to partake of a dinner, presented to them by Capt. John Penman. Upon making some inquiry as to the reason of such a display, we learned that his workmen, while operating in a mine about 3 miles from tow n j struck a vein ot unu sual richness. The Captain was so elated at his success that he needs must let his workmen be partakers of his joy. Capt. Pen man has promised us some infor mation relative to its value, which we shall lay before our readers. Charlotte Journal. From the Richmond Enquirer. Dreadful Murder. have lo inform you of one of the most outrageous cases of murder I ever heard of, which took place on Saturday evening, the 25th in stant, at Silas Summerell's Store house, in the county of Southamp tonthe place where our compa ny muster is held. On that day, Capt. Presson called his company together, for the purpose of elec ting officers. In the evening, after most of the people had dis persed, Captain Summerell, who had been at a vendue at Lenow's store, rode up, and was sitting on his horse, talking to some ofthe company, when a fellow, named Patrick W. Ritter, was seen walk ing up, carrying a gun, and when within 12 or 15 yards of Captain Summeiell, cocked it; at which time, one of ihe company, who was noticing him, cried out, "Captain, he is going to shoot you!' i wnicn remark, the Canlaiti at tempted to alight from his horse; nut Delore he could get off, Ritttr fired and killed him, without a word having passed between them. Ritter was immediately appre hended, confined, and next morn ing sent to jail, where he will have to lie until next September; at which time he will have hi final trial. It is said, he has been threatening S.'s life for UDwanls of twelve months, and without any just cause... .Summerell hav ing done nothing, except discharg ing him lor misconduct. All this will be made lo appear at his trial. Summerell was a man of srood standing... has been a M for a number of years... was a verv useful man in his neighborhood... and I will venture to sir. th. , 7 .... is no man in the neighborhood that would have been more miss ed than Cant. Summer) I H was a tender and affectionate hus band, a good father and master, a kind neighbor.. .3nd has left a lov- ing wife, several promising chil dren, three sisters, and a host of friends, to bemoan his loss. Subscriber. Grand JErial VoVare from the. Ohio to the Atlantic. We find the following annunciation in the Cincinnati papers. 1 he atrial Shin, or Star ofthe West, which lately made a voy age from Cincinnati to the Alleghany Mountian, 350 miles, in 95 hours, will take her depar ture from Cincinnati, about the middle of May, and, if the wind permit, proceed to the Atlantic Ocean. R. Clayton respectfully in forms his friend and the public. that he has made several altera tions in his iErial Machine, which will enable him to continnp in thp atmosphere a greater length of time than he continued on his last voyage, and that he is desirous of making a voyage, if the wind be favorable, from this citv to the Atlantic Ocean. R. C. will be supplied with a Mail Bag, containing the News papers of the day, and a number of letters for the East. He will take his departure from an Amphitheatre on Court St. be tween Race and Elm St. at 5 o'clock in the eveninc. Due notice of the ascension will be given The Vigilant Stage Driver. A few nights since, a driver of one of the stages, which was ap proaching this city, not having the fear of stumps, and other im pediments in the road, before his eyes, fell asleep, and, as a Very natural consequence, soon fell al sd from his seat on the stage box. The horses taking fright, ran ahead and left the driver rubbing his eves and gaping behind. There was but one passenger, a lady, who finding the horses had suddenly quickened their travell ing gait in rather an alarming degree, called out to the driver to know what was the matter; but receiving no answer she raised the front curtain just behind the driver's seat, and found him mis sing. She soon discovered the nature of her situation, and hav ing learnt from more experienced travellers, that the bottom ofthe stage was the safest place in such circumstances, she sat down di rectly on the floor. She had not, however, been long in this situa tion, before she found, from the rustling among the bushes, that the horses had taken to the woods, when, not liking the idea of being carried, she did not know where, ne jumped ud. and nnnninn hei head out under the front curtain, cried whoa whnal with no ordina ry vociferatiou. The- horses ei ther tired of their races, or think ing they ought to obey somebody, ..mainly respected the order, and came to a lull hah. Tl.a jumped from the stage, and Cm'- H me animals a little restive, took the reins of the leading horses, and held them, till the dri ver had recovered from his drow sy fit, and walked a mile to over take his charge. His employer immediately gave mm his dues, and among them, a discbarge irom his service. Augusta Cour ier, 21th inst. Tornado. A violent Tornado was experienced in Liberty coun ty, Geo. on the 25th ult. lie- sides prostrating trees, it destroy ed a cotton house and sevpral n. gro houses on the plantation of Uichard J. Arnold, kilbns: six negroes, and wounding others. Awful Explosion. Yesterday afternoon, the new twin Steam Boat Advocate, while landing at the Coeyman's wharf, burst out the after ends of two of her boil ers, with such violence as to make a complete ivreck of both her cab ins, in laci carrying away the whole afier end of the ladies' cabins, with such force as to throw some of the fragments a distance of about 150 feet. By the unfor tunate accident ten or twelve persons are injured, some danger ously, among them the following: Mr. Brouck, of Coxsackie, very bad; Col. Butler, of Kinderhook, (brother of the attorney general) bad; master Perry, of Hudson, bad; Mr. Caldwell, do not very bad; piaster Bushnell, do. slight ly. The ladies names could not be ascertained. The explosion is represented lo have been as loud as the report of a six poun der... N. Y. Star. Melancholy Accident. ... A I r . John Eagan accidentia s.h'ot himself last evening'. We understand that there had been several attempts lately to rob a clothing store, which he Was proprietor, and he had prepared himself With a horseman's pistol, and was in the habit of drawing the charge occasionally and reload ing it. It is supposed he was thus engaged, and had taken the end ofthe ramrod in his mouth, when the pistol went off, carry ing away his chin 5nd the upper part of his head, leaving only a small part of the scull on the back part of the head, lie was day ofia'one in his shop when the acci dent occurred. This should be a caution to those who are in the habit of carelessly using firearms. IVash. telegraph. A Foundling. A smart male child, about one month old, was found in the back yard of Corne lius Ditmans, 70 Pitt street, on Thursday evening about half past 8 o'clock. It was placed in a basket and the following note found with It: "My parents are dead; may God have mercy oh me, for my name is Nathan Dow.'5 Nathan was sent to the alms-house.--Sun. Mysterious. -On Saturday the 18th inst. a couple of boys, walk ing on the banks of ihe Hudson river, nearly opposite Van Vleil's tavern, in the town of Hyde Park discovered a small white wood' boxj which had been left by the tide. Supposing they had ob tained a prize, they conveyed it into the woods and then went to apprize one of their companions i , wiiu wnom tliev returnprl . " - proceeded to examine, when, to their great terror, they discovered instead of booty, the body of a Very handsome new born infant. Fovghkeepsie Eagle. Melancholy Occurrence. An tnfant lost in the woods On the lOth day of April about three o'clock in the alurnoon, ah infant, boy, but twenty months did, son of Zebina Pratt of Shulesbury, strayed from bis father's house.. The little child Wandered on, un conscious w here it was going, and not clad for any exposure, till it at last was more than a mile and half from home. When ihe child was missed a search was made for him; but night come on; and it was a very cold night. On the morning of the 17th about eight o'clock when the body of the child was found, it bad already perished with coM.JVoTttamn- ton (Mass.) IiepubUcaa. Alexandria, (Lou.) April S. A remnant of several broken tribes of Indians are to be found wandering about in mot parts of our Sta'e. Their conduct is tiulv miserable; as time has proved it to be impracticable lo reconcile them to the customs of civiliza tion. The following occurrence is an evidence of the tenacity with whicn they still adhere to a law that prevailed with their respec tive tribes, and we believe, novv prevails with most of the tribes in North A merit a. When an In dian is slain, ihe murderer is, in turn, killed bV the nearest rela tion of the deceased. In accor dance With this custom, several years ago, an Indian was brought to this place lo be offered up as a sacrifice to the manes of another Indian, whose lite he had previ ously taken. The nearest rela- . tion of the departed appeared in perform the pait of the execution er; but the sympathies of the whites becoming enlisted, they in terfered and deprived him of his gun. The intended victim sat by the side of his grave with per fect composure, and insisted on his execution. As the hour ap pointed for the execution was drawing lo a close, the relation of the deceased, becoming frantiri from disappointment from having been deprived o! his gun, seized a spadei with which he executed his deadly ournose before anv timely interference could be ef fected. A brother of this victim at that time a lad about fifteen or sixteen years old, was exceeding ly enraged at the manner of exe- cutioni and threatened to be re- ged. This threat ivas put in execution near the same soot, a few nights since, by killing th avenger. But ihe life of the last slayer was doomed to atone for this act, and he himself was offer ed Up a sacrifice the v.-rv n day. Int. Deplorable JEvent. On Sun. day last, between the hours nf iri and 11 o'clock A. M :. Donaldsonville, two valuable citi zens, heads ol lamibes, and two children, became the victims of a most deplorable accident. Tfc Poursine family were crossing the river in a large pirogue, returning from Church, when they were met ny ine Steamer Belfast, com ing down the river. Most im prudently the people in the pi rogue attempted to cros ahead of the steamer, which, nni nil Ik standing all the efTorls which were made on board to stop her head way, came in contact with the pirogue, and ran over it. Jyj. Casimir Poursine, and his brother William, together with a child three years old and young Mr. LJ. Landry, sunk before any as sistance could be rendered toihem. Mrs. Poursine, far advanced in ihe family way, was saved, owing to her silk gown, which most hap pily supported her on Ihe waves 'ong enough to afford lime for Hssjslar.ce. The four negroes who mwed Ihe pirogue, more IncL-v ' anHlllion lhaii mocfofo I I iiiiou M'tii non.isy oucceetieo in aving their lives by din-ina. io ihe masi of the pirogue. (CTThe remedy for injuries is not lo remember them. ! 1 i -i t " I .': t 't i ill in !' .1 -1 ? t

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