SATURDAY. AUGUST 13, 1836.
MARTIN VAN BUREN, of N. Y.
FOR vice ru ESIDKNT,
RICHARD M. JOHNSON, of Ky.
DISTRIC T ELECTORS.
1. Robert Love, Haywood Co.
2. George Bowers, Ashe.
3. John YVilfong, Lincoln.
4. Arcii'd Henderson, ttowan.
5. John Hill, Stokes.
0. Jonathan Parker, Guilford.
7. Wm. A. Morris, Anson.
8. Ac it am Venable, Granville.
9. JosiahO. Watson, Johnston.
10. Nathaniel Macon, Warren.
11. Wm. B. Lockhart, Nortb'n.
12. Henry Skinnek, Perquimons.
13. Louis D. Wilson, Edgecombe.
14. Wm. P. Ferrand, Onslow.
15. Owen Holmes, New Hanover.
Beaufort, 23G 755
Craven, 668 267
Edgecombe, 1191 71
Franklin, ' 564 308
Granville, 391 977
Warren, 673 J2
Johnston, 672 364
Jones, 120 228
Lenoir, 389 192
Nash, 679 102
Pitt, 511 483
Washington, 34 377
Wayne, 716 160
fjThe above counties, return
27 Van Huren and 12 White mem
bers to the General Assembly.
Three out of the six election
districts of Hyde county, are said
to have given 68 votes for
Spaight, and 267 for Dudley.
Sudden Death. We learn that
on Tuesday last, Mr. IVm. Fore
man, of Pitt county, while walk
ing in his corn field, suddenly
dropped down dead. He has left
a wife and two children, who were
from home at the time.
(A letter has been received
in this place, giving an account of
a fatal affray that occurred at
Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 14th
ult. Mr. Randolph, a planter,
shot Mr. Thomas Watts, a merch
ant, (formerly of Williamston, in
this Slate,) and immediately Mr.
Watts' brother made an attack on
Randolph, who shot the second
Watts dead. T. Watts, who was
first shot was still alive, and hopes
are entertained he will recover.
fop. the tasboiio tress.
Honor to whom Honor is due.
Jlr. Howard: I perceive in
the last "Press" an article extract
ed from the Washington Whig
giving us. the gratifying intelli
gence that an appropriation of
$5,000, was obtained at the late
Session of Congress for the pur
pose of clearing the Shoal below
Washington, and ending with
"The thanks of our community
are due to our much esteemed re
presentative, through whom the
above appropriation was obtain
ed." And finding on reference to
the proceedings of the Senate,
that on Wednesday the 27th Jan
nary, "Mr. Mangnm present
ed the petition of sundry citizens
of Washington, i. C. praying
that an appropriation may be
made for the removal of the ob
structions in Pamlico River." I
atn at a loss to whom ! shall ren
der my thanks. Can you give
the information? B.
"dWe must refer our corres
pondent to the Editors of the
Whig for the desired informa
tion. Ed. Press.
CTOa Friday last a man was
found dead in the Roanoke River,
about two miles below this place.
A Coroner's inquest was summon
ed, but the body having become
putrid, it was impossible to exam
ine it thoroughly. Halifax Adv.
The Rail Road. It gives us
much pleasure (says the Norfolk
Beacon) to learn from the Ports
mouth Times, that the new depot
at Gary's at the intersection of
our road with the Petersburg
road, was opened on Tuesday.
Passengers may now pass on the
Portsmouth and Roanoke Rail
Road the distance of seventy-five
miles, and within twelve miles of
Halifax, N. C.ib.
-Gen. Speight. Several of the
North Carolina papers have re
ported that this gentleman was an
applicant to the President for of
fice. The Raleigh Star desig
nates the object of Gen. Speight's
ambition to be " a petty Collector
ship of the Customs" and adds
"How long will the people of!
this State continue to place in j
Congress men who are looking to
the throne instead of their constit
uents, Mho are striving to please
the President, with a view to some
petty office, instead of devoting
their energies and talents to ad
vance the prosperity, interest and
respectability of North Caro
lina?" Now, the truth is, Gen. Speight
never asked any appointment,
great or small, from the Presi
dent, directly or indirectly. His
course in Congress, and the confi
dence again and again reposed in
him by his constituents, sufficient
ly refute, the charge that he does
not look to his constituents. He
has looked to them, and they have
honored him in every instance,
and he has deserved it by his fidel
ity. We would ask the Raleigh
Star whether he would have Gen.
Speight look to his constituents as
does Mr. Willie P. Mangnm?
Would he have Gen. Speight to
rise in his place in the House, with
resolutions solemnly voted by a
majority of his constituents, and
spurn them as unworthy of his,
consideration? Let Mr. Man
gum's course in regard to the act
of instruction, passed by both
branches of the body electing him,
explain the sense in which he, and
the party of which the Star is the
organ, respect constituents.
Gen. Scott and Gen. Jesup.
The recall of Gen. Scott is used
by the opposition press, for ob
jects perfectly congenial to their
line of tactics. Gen. Scott, who
a few months ago was unreserv
edly censured for his failure in
prosecuting successfully the Flor
ida campaign, by some of the
Whig Journals, is now held up by
them as a martyr to the vindictive
feelings of the President, and the
intrigues of Gen. Jesup and the
Editor of the Globe. The object
in both cases was to excite the
public mind against the President;
in the first, for appointing atr offi
cer incompetent from inexperience
in the Indian mode of warfare, to
fight the savages to advantage,
and in the second, for the reasons
which the reader will find in the
annexed article from the Globe of
Thursday. We do not wish to be
understood as taking any other
part in this controversy, than the
proper one of defending the Chief
Magistrate from unjust aspersion,
ami to spread before the people
such facts on both sides, as will
enable them to form just conclu
sions for themselves. Gen. Scott's
official conduct is to undergo
competent military investigation,
and whatever prejudices may have
been excited from the accusations
made against him, it is unjust and
improper to condemn him, until
he shall have been confronted with
his accusers, his defence heard,
and the allegations against him
proved. Ptt. Con.
Health of the City. Exagger
ated reports having gone abroad
of the existence of Small-pox in
this City, the Board of Commis
sioners have thought it proper, at
once, to place, the public In pos
session of the facts of the case.
Within the last few weeks, there
have been several casts of an
eruptive disease, in this place, so
mild however in its character, as
to excite but little, if any alarm.
At present, there is not, within
the Corporation limits, a single
case; but it is proper to slate, that
at Mr. John Devcrcux's in the im
mediate vicinity of the town, there
are several Cases which have as
sumed a violent type and are be
lieved to be either what is called
Confluent Varioloid or genuine
Small-pox. Such precautions are
taken however, to prevent the
possibility of contagion, as war
rant us we think, in stating that
no apprehensions need be enter
tained of the disease spreading.
Should however, this unfortunate
ly be the case, or the disease make
its appearance in the City, the
fact shall be promptly announced
to the public. Raleigh Reg.
Lincoln Transcript .This is
the name of a newspaper just es
tablished at Lincolnton in this
State, which, from the first num
ber, bids fair to be conducted
with spirit and ability. It is
Whig in its politics, and very de
cided at that. It cannot be call
ed a mammoth sheet, but as the
Editor wittily observes, "big men
are not always the most sensible
or witty, nor are large newspapers
different from men in this res
Elizabeth City, July 19.
Another JHurder. We have
learned the particulars of another
murder committed on the 3d inst.
in Gates county. A woman shot
her brother-in-law, an intemper
ate man by the name of Andrew
Baker, on account of his brutal
treatment of Ids wife and chil
Awful Warning. We learn
that Mr. John Haunon, living a
bout three miles from this place,
was killed by lightning on Tues
day night last. The unfortunate
man was intoxicated, and had
been a few minutes before the aw
ful visitation, blaspheming the
name of his Maker, and without a
moment's warning, has been call
ed from lime to eternity.
Anthracite Coal in North Car
olina. We were shown a few
days since a specimen of Coal
pronounced pure Anthracite, by
competent judges. It was fount!
about 25 miles above this place,
in the vicinity of Leakesville, N.
C. not far from Dan River. Ap
pearances justify the belief that
the beds of Coaiare very extensive.
We understand that arrangements
have been entered into with the
proprietor of the land on which
the Coal was found, by our towns
man, Paul T. Woodward, Esq.
to commence working the beds in
a short time. Danville Rep.
(TA letter from a gentleman
of one of the western parishes of
Louisiana to his friend in New
Orleans, dated the 21th ult. says:
'1 have lately been through all of
our western parishes, and have the
pleasure to assure you, that the
prospects of the planter both of
the sugar and cotton, for a great
crop, was never better at this sea
son of the year the corn crop is
also most promising.
tt?Respecting the crops in
Kentucky and Tennessee, which
are just gathered in, the Cincin
nati Post of lhe25lh ult. says
The wheat is a full average
crop, and the quality, excellent.
Of oats the crop is abundant be
yond precedent rye light hay
a very heavy crop, and well got
in corn, hemp, and tobacco nev
er more promising. The former,
in Tennessee, was in the milk
three weeks ago, and the crop
considered as secured. Exten
sive peach orchards, but no fruit.
Petersburg Market, Aug. 8
Cotton. There is no change in
the article since our last. Prime
quality is scarce and would com
mand over our highest quotation
of 17c. while inferior, middling
and fair descriptions are neglected
& very dull sales at 15 a 164. Ant.
The Creek Indians. The
Montgomery Papers of the 20th
ult. stale that Yoholo and Jim
Boy two friendly Chiefs, are be
coming dissatisfied with the
Whites, and with Gen. Jesup par
ticularly. They petitioned Jesup
for leave to keep their relatives,
who were hostile prisoners with
them. This request, Gen. Jesup
refused; which is said to have ren
dered Yoholo and Jim Boy dis
satisfied. It is said that the friend
ly Indians have 3000 fighting men
at least. Some danger is appre
hended from them, when they are
informed that they are to be sent
ofTto the West with the bosliles.
Gen. Jesup intends to keep a large
force in the Nation. Two hostile
Indians attemped to make their
escape; they were badly wounded
by the sentinels one of them was
next day arrested by a negro.
On being released, he gashed the
negro with a knife, and immedi
ately cut his own throat, and ex
pired in a moment. A detach
ment of emigrating Creeks, 2400
arrived at Mobile on the 16th ult.
on their way to Arkansas, under
charge of Lieut. Barry of the U.
S. Army. Among them is the
aged Chief Nea Mathla the
Warrior of nearly ninety years.
His appearance is described as
"the same lofty, heroic old man.
more bowed in years, but still un
subdued in spirit, who fought a
gainst General Jackson in the old
Seminole campaign, and would
not deliver himself to any but the
General himself, the "Great Chief
oflhe Whites." Be is a noble
specimen of the savage; and after
warring for nearly one hundred
years with undying courage a
gainst that destiny which has been
destroying his race, he goes with
a head whitened by so many win
ters, but still erect, and an eye
dimmed indeed, but still piercing
and commanding, to head the
remnants of his scattered People
in the depths of the wilderness.
It will be seen by later accounts
to the 27th, which will be found
in onr columns, that the war has
Lieut. Wheelock, who was in
the same battle in which Col.
Heilinan distinguish himself, died
by his own hand, as we learn from
the St. Augustine Herald. His
exposure brought on a fever, and
in a moment of delirium he shot
himself with a pistol.
Maj. Ransom was found dead
in his bed, on the morning of the
3d instant, having been apparent
ly in the enjoyment of excellent
health the day previous.
CyNew Orleans papers of the
25th July inclusive, furnish late
and important intelligence from
Mexico and Texas. It appears
certain that all active hostilities
for the present are suspended, and
that Mexico herself is on the verge
of serious civil disturbances, if not
on .the eve of a bloody revolution.
The power and the popularity of
Santa Anna have fallen with his
fortunes; never we trust, under
any circumstances, to revive a-
gain, to enable the despot to play
the tyrant over his own people, or
act the butcher towards others.
From the JYcic Orleans Dee, Ju
By the arrival of the schooner
Alraaltia, from Vera Cruz, we
learn that all was quiet in that ci
ty, when the Almaltia departed.
There were no troops in the city,
and it was thought that no at
tempt would be made to raise any.
The prevailing opinion among
the intelligent portion of the peo
ple was that no further move
ments against Texas would be
made at least, for some time to
come. An attempt was made just
before the Almaltia left, by the
authorities of Mexico, to levy a
tax on the persons of all resident
and non-resident foreigners; to this
every minister strongly objected,
and unitedly drew up and sent hi
a protest, stating that if the ob
jectionable measure was carried
into effect they should consider it
equivalent to a declaration of War
against their several governments;
it is unnecessary to say that the
highly offensive step was aban
doned. Excitements in various parts of
the country were spoken of at Ve
ra Crux; revolutionary move
ments were rife in several provin
ces, Guadalajara, Guanajutoand
Puebla, and had not been sup
pressed by the government's
troops: the general voice appears
to be for the re-establishment of
the federal government. In the
absence of papers, and if there
were any, no dependence could be
placed on them; we rely wholly
on the information gleaned from
gentlemen arriving from Mexico.
The A. brought 250 doubluor.s to
Since the above was in type,
we have received further informa
tion; it appears that a forced loan
of two millions had been declared
in the city of Mexico, that the
English and French Ministers en
tered their protest, calling upon
foreigners not to contribute to
wards the amount. Santa Anna's
party was concidered to be out of
power, and that the Federal
Party was succeeding in every
direction, state after state was
revolutionizing, and that too, with
little bloodshed; the priests were
little cared for, the treasury was
completely exhausted. It was
j said that the new party would not
on any account prosecute the " ar
No further change has taken
place in the relative situations of
either the Mexican or Texian
army; and no movement of im
portance may be expected till to
wards the close of September.
Both armies are awaiting for rein
forcements. General Houston
has not yet joined the Texian ar
my, and we have been informed
he will not. We understand that
he is at his residence in Nacog
doches, which he reached a short
time since. General Lamar, who
superceded him in the command,
has the entire confidence of both
the armv and cabinet.
CC?Maj. Gen. Memucan Hunt, j
of the Texian Army, arrived in
this place on Monday last, and
was cordially received by a large
number of friends. He is in quest
of emigrants, and we believe from
the estimation in which he is held
in this community, there will be
little difficulty in procuring them,
as no gentleman stands higher;
and there is none more capable of
rendering himself agreeable than
Gen. Hunt. A number of our
most respectable countymen and
citizens of other counties, are de
termined to emigrate to this Eldo
rddo ofthe Southwest; and never
was such a field opened for the
young and enterprising.
From the Xeia Orleans Bee, Ju
The statement that we publish
ed yesterday of Gen. Gaines hav
ing crossed the Sabine, is con
firmed by the arrival of the Cas
pian last night, from Natchito
ches. It is further stated that six
companies of infantry and three
companies of dragoons were daily
expected to join him from Fort
Latest from Europe. London
dates to the 30th June, have been
received at New York. They
contain some interesting intelli
gence, as will be seen below.
Attempt to Assassinate Louis
Phillippe. Another attempt has
been made to assassinate Louis
Phillippe, the particulars of which
will be found below. The King
was on his way to Neuilly, uhere
his family were, and in" passing
through the guichet, oftheTuile-
ries in front ofthe Pont Royal
guichet means a carriage way
opened through the wall of a
building a young man' named
Alibeau raised what appeared to
be a walking cane, but which was
in effect a kind of pistol, and plac
ing it on the carriage door dis
charged it at the Ki i .
en into crsmdy ai ,
proceeded to l ';n..' llle Ki,
fnrpim, Air..- . ' W'HU ,i;
:'"0"ged to cong,.,;,
's escape. Tim Ck , "
I'eers .wis called
a courier was despatched" an
ofNemoirs t U
Another interesting piecprf.
telhgence receive! i.?. V. -Ce cf 'n-
i. time the Uriii.1, IIWe "fT?
have taken into consider ;U.(li
Amendments of the Comm
their amemlm.,,,-. :mont9
Municipal Bill, and iher
that the amendments of lhe r
mons were rejected, the nunT
being for the amendme m
against them 145. f 's
bourne, Lyndhorst, J g
on the occasion. T.e ,
merits ofthe Commons bein!?
lived generally, the Lord t
pointed a cmminn,, ... . s aP
statement ofthe reasnn. r.,.. T
disagreement with the Z
Under the head of Par;s .
June, a is stated thai all
course between Lord Ponson!,
and the Porte had ceased. aildlf(
rest of diplomatic body, findin'B
the affair become serious had,,'
lused further to interfere. T
Russian and Austrian Anibass
dors had forwarded to their re"
pective Courts and to London ,
lormal protest and remonstrance
again?! the -conduct of Lord Pon
sonby in respect to this question,
and stating unequivocally that
they will consider as a tieclara
tion of war, any art of Utility
committed against Turkey bv any
power of Europe, and ihey are
determined to maintain to it? fa.
lest extent and meaning the integ
rity of the Ottoman Empire.
The Turkish fleet, which had
passed the Bosphorus, was, in
consequence of some vague fears
that ihe British ships would make
a descent upon some part of Tur
Letters from Tunis are quoted,
which show the possibility of a
colli sion between the French and
Turkish fleets in that quarter, "un
less that Russia shall intimate t"
ihe Porte ihe danger that would
attend such an imprudence as a
naval engagement, even though
undertaken with a nuim rri;l su
periority over the Fiet:tti.'
Liverpool J'arket. June 27.
The supply of Cotton continues
heavy, and a3 the trade still buy
sparingly, the inferior and mid
dling kinds of American and Bra
zil have again given way id to id
The business of the week n
mounts to 14,760 bale?; 4,100
Mobile, Alabama and Tennessee
7 d to IHd: 330 Orleans Si to
1 3d. '
Af Turhnro' and Xeic York.
, H-r 'i'tirLero'.
lb. 10 12
j lb. i"0 2
sratl'ii A"i 50
" Ib. VI 16
lb. 14 13
yard. 20 23
' bl.t. 750 S' O
lb. Ah 5
lb. 10 H
'all'" "3 60
! lb. 1 1
Im.b 60 63
! Lb. 2t' 223
Imi!!. So J0
l.bl 1 4" -"0
THE Subscriber wish" to
some person to assM
above business. A yon..- mnn "
triou3 habits who tmd'TSMiuls
Plain Slick tcorh
Toother with PATIM"
Would find a good chance fifg
mv shop nearTison's Store. P
IST! Carolina. Jf ;jV. JOiM?
Jidv 23th, 1836.
LL persons in ;:-
JSl. ber for BL.ivc. l)Pll,re
requested to called ne jJJJ
A..ut Court net, m ufluer
gence i!l be given
Jul i- C9. 1?'.