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fatigued as ne was. to breakfast next morning at Barton I'a.k, auJ there read ifte coolants of the important packet, which he, for safety, on retiring to rest, placed under lus pillow. The sun had not kissed the sparkling waves of the noble Hud son, or gilded the peak of the distant Casthiil the next morning, ere Clifford was mounted, and far on his way to Barton I’ark. On arriving there, he found the family just sitting down to breskfast, with Charles for their guest. He was warmly re ceived ; Charles congratulated him on his good fortune, aud hoped he would not be induced to leave the old mansion for a city residence. “Never, sighed George; the niiuea of Peru would have no etfect to induce me to leave the home of my boyhood; here will 1 remain among those l so dearly appreciate,” glancing at Clara, who was about to speak, when Lord Barton rising, said— “ Ladies, I must be sn ungallent in my old age as to deprive you of the society of our gueats for a little while,’" and asking George and Charles to follow him to the library, they, bowing, left the room. Clifford sooa stated all that had passed since his short and gravely handed the packet to Lord Barton, requesting he would read aloud the contents, be they ever so trying to the feelings. With some reluctance he broke, the seal and read with audible voice the confeaaioa of a peni tent whose cooacience allowing him no rest, sought to find it in a premature grave. It was a long statement of crime, but only wishing to give that part which relates to this etorv, it is given as briefly as pnss.sle. It went on to inform Clif ford that his fat her'* ttd himself were formerly in partneship in business, in New York, and after a few years, having made sufficient for all their worldly wants, by consent, dissolved ; his father purchased an estate near the NighWnda, and put the residue of his money in stock#. Some few years after, meeting his father, he induced him to join in a very large speculation, which involved all he had; in a few months he wrote his father that it had failed, and both were ruined men ; Mr. Clifford be/ieviug it, and without making any in quiry, gave up all his property to pretended credi tors, who were his partner's creatures, and were to share a certain pert of the booty, etc. Mr. V/ilmore, a neighbor and friend of Mr. Clifford, once a wealthy merchant, and a very shrewd man in business, hearing of the calamity which had befallen Mr. Clifford, called to see him—doubted j the truth of what had been communicated, and offered to go to New York to make an investiga tion ; he did so, and, as he suspected, discovered fraud and forgery, and immediately wrote and in formed Mr. Clifford of the fact, saying, that he would return in a lew days iu order to have it all brought to liglrt. As Mr. Wilmor? had made this threat to the individual# concerned, as well as writing the facte to his friend, it was at once deter mined, to save fortune and reputation—that he should not again see ?<Jf. Clifford and on his leav ing New York, was followed within a mile of the “Demon’s Cave,” and there, about sunset, was attacked and stabbed by an accomplice, already deep in crime; the body ivas taken to the farther end of the cave, and there left. Now as one mouth had been for ever closed, it was an object to make all safe, to obtain possession of the letter in the hands ot Mr. Clifford, and al*o to silence him as they had his Iriend ; to do this, the same persons rode in haste from the city, to w ithin two miles of the residence ot .Mr. Clifford, and tiie hireling sent to inform lmn that Mr. Wihnore, on his way home from New i ork, had, by his horse shilping, fallen to the ground, and was so much injured, as to be unable to move, aud requested he would come to him immediately, and also bring with him the let ter, and as he was told it was at the house of one o! his tenants, at no great distance, he concluded tni >vaVt. O ) coining to a dark grove through which passed a running stream, ami as Mr. Clif tor! was stepp ug over, he was felled to the earth by a b ,w on the head, which only stunned him; a lauo ie.chief was placed round his throat and strao-Dd; his body was then taken to a cavity in the dills, neai the cave, and put in after securing •im it!ter. stopping up the place by large stones, eiit °'*sii> tound by a small cedar in front in an Easterly direction from the mouth of the “De "l01< s Gave,' about one hundred feet. They im mediately, on depositing the body, went to the city iu all haste, and soon after read the advertise ment ,the accomplice who'covnmitted both deeds of horror called and pointed out to Mr. L. the re ward ; money double the amount was paid him for his silence, and he compelled to swear, and sign a most solemn oath that he was the murder er, and rlso to visit the cave with Mr. L., which they did, and there wrote on the wall that “George •Clifford was the murderer of Charles Wihnote,” to mislead anyone whose curiosity hereafter might ■carry them there; also, that the accomplice was a few years afterwards suddenly missed by Mr. L. who supposed he had returned to his own coun try. as uuthing had been heard of him; also, that ais the property of Mr. Clifford had been fraud ulently taken from him, together with his life—in atonement, all ibe estate so taken, likewise a large property in stocks and money had been left by Mr. L. to his only son, etc. ere. After finishing reading much more than is here given, of Mr. L’s former life. Lord Barton proposed that they all should immediately set out for the cave, with attendants to recover the body of Clifford’s father. George at first declined going till the next day, as his mind was too much excited, but, at Lord Barton’s earnest wish, he set out with them, and arriving at the cave, all appeared as they had left it in their last melancholy visit. The cedar-tree was seen as decribed, the place found, the stones removed, and the remains of the unfortunate par ent of Clifford tound ; round his neck was a chain, to which was suspended a minature in a gold case, on opeuiug which, George identified the pale and almost extinct features of his late mother. Clif ford could not retain his feelings, and wept long over the remains of his murdered father, which were placed in a conveyance, and the next day, without any parade, laid in the family tomb. One year trom the excursion to the "Demon's Cave," Charles Wilmore received the hand of I lances, and George Clifford the hand of Clara Barton at the altar of the village church at , in the presence of a few seleet friends. After the ceremony, they each took their private carriage tor their future happy homes. Lord Barton prom ising to make each of them a visit once a month, ana uiukiug them promise in return to pass the Christinas holidays at the Park. He lived to see his adopted country free from the yoke of Eng land, out. look ..n !>art j n the troubles that filled the country; he was respected by both partie*. and his grounds never suffered by the approach of •ituer, although Chtford and Wilmore both fought gallantly for the cause of freedom, aud wore promoted by the “father of liis countrv,” on ter whose command they were at all times, Till e*f*W*4 th» Mt<?r wVclk Lord Barton 9^s taken to that “home from which no traveller re turns,” in a ripe old age, mourned by all the sur rounding neighbors, and whose charitable dona tions were long remembered l>y them. From the Brunswick Advocate LATEST EHUM FLORIDA. TERRI BI.E SHIPW RECKS AND INDIAN MASSACRES ! By the U. S. Revenue Cutter Madison, Oapt. Howard which arrived just as the impression >i his day's paper was completed, we heret of a mo e ex tensive losa of life and property, than wasevar be fore effected in a single hurricane upon the South ern coast. Between thirty and forty vesrls are said to have been lost upon the Bahama Walks ou the 7th of September, and the hurricane is i#pres ented to have been more terrfic thau was eier be fore known even in those latitudes. No [article of canvass could withstand the force of tie gale and the survivors represent that the bare mats and spars were blown out o! staunch and new vessels. And be#ide extraordinary horrors of shipwreck up on a desert shore, many of the numerous surviv ors of the wrecks upon the Florida coast, after their escape from the horrible battle ofthe eleineiis, on ly reached the land to meet a more frightful death in massacre by the Indians of Cape Florida. We give the following, which are alt tke few particulars of the wrecks, thatwc have as yet as certained. The ship Kentucky, New York and New-Or leans packet, was lost on Gun Key, Bahamas,- -a total wreck,-—but passengers and crew all saved. The hermaphrodite brig Victory, Dunham, master, was also lost on Gun Key—a total loss of vessel and cargo. Crew and passengers saved. We have the following from the" South Flori dian of the 15th ult. The French Brig Courier de Tampico, Jnle Julian, from Havana, bound to Bordeaux, with a cargo of sugar, segars, &c. was driven ashore in the night of the 7t!i about twelve miles north of Cape, Florida light—only seven out of sixteen souls saved : Brigand Cargo totally lost:—the survivors rescued from the devouring ocean were soon visited by a larga party of armed Indians, who spared their lives because they were French mau, say ing that they only killed Americans, The Captain and the six other survivors were taken from the beach after the gale was over, by a smack from the North, bound to this place. The brig Aina, Thomas, of Portiand, Me., from St. Jago. went ashore about the same time and near the same place. Every man on board, ex cept one a Dutchman , teas massacred by the In dians. He was spared at the time of the gener al slaughter, and subsequently hid himself in the hold of the brig. During all one day and night the Indians kept up a horrible pow wow aboard the brig ; there were about fifty in number. The next day the Indians left the brig for short time, when the poor man crept out from his hiding place, dis covered and hailed the wrecking sloops America and Mount Vernon, and by them was taken off rhe Indians again appearing in sight after he had left the brig. The Indians will wreck the bri^. [We are happy to be able to state there are two more survivors of the wreck of the Aina, who are now on board the Madison at this port, viz: Elea zar Wyer and Samuel Cannnett, both of Portland. Wyer was shot through the thigh and hand, but has nearly recovered.] The brig Export, and a ship, went ashore at the same time nearly off Caesar’s Creek. The mas ter and crew ofthe brisr have arrived at this place iu the wrecking sloop Globe. The sloop Globe and smack Splendid, have saved about three hundred boxes of sugar from the brig. The Master ofthe brig has kindly favored us with the follow ing letter: Sept. 9th, 1838. The brig Export, C. M. Morrill, of Kennebunk, sailed from Matanzas on the Ith irs- with a car go of fitteen hundred and seventv-nme boxes of sugar and one bag of coffee, bound for Boston, on the 6th, experienced a severe gale which increas ed to a hurricane. On the Gtli, while lying too, she struck on Ledberrv Reef, the sea running mountains high. The brig bilged in 15 minutes; we got out our long boat and made for the shore and narrowly escaped being drowned. The brig is partly broken in two, and she will be a total loss. but a part of the cargo will be saved. About an hour previous to our striking, a ship struck very neat us, all hands had left the ship, and are prob ably lost. She went to pieces, and I think it was the ship Thracian, of Plymouth, her cargo was rail-road iron, machinery, and dry goods. C. M. MORRILL. Master of the Brig Export. (We are informed by Capt. Tow aril of the Mad ison, who examined the wreck said to be the Thra cian, that he is of opinion that sufficient evidence does not exist of its identity with that vessel. None ofthe crew of the ship in question were saved. She was evidently anew Boston built ship She had on board a locomotive engine named “Camden,” directed to Hyde & Comstock, New Orleans. The rest of her cargo seemed to con sist of domestic goods, bar and tire iron, a carri age, saddles'and harness, nails and machinery.) The sloops Alabama, Dread arid Caution of Mystic, bound to this port drove ashore and lost in the same gale. They went ashore near the French Brig Courier, Noble escaped from the In dians and joined the French crew. When the Indians came up with the French crew he passed himself off as one of tlioir number, and thus saved his life. Noble has arrived at this place, and gites the names ofthe persons on board the sloops, —all of whom are doubtless lost except ihim self.— The schooner Caroline, of Key West lying at anchor, at Caezars Creek, during the gale drove from her moorings out on the reef, struck anil sunk. Master anil crew all lost. The Schooner Caledonia. , from Havana bound to New Orleans with a cargo ofsugar, cof fee and segers, was totally lost on the Colorailoes, on or about the Bth Sept. Fate »f the crew un known. The Revenue Cutter Campbell, and the United States Schonner Wave, then lying in omr harbor, immediately upon hearing of the disastrous intel ligence above given, got under way and proceeded for the Cape. It is to be hoped, if their should be any wandering survivors left, they may speedily be restored to their friends. The boats of the U. S. schrs. Madison, Wave and Cambpell examined the Keys in the vicinity of the Cape, in the hope of rescuing survivors, hut we regret to say that, with the above exception ofthe two survivors of the A'na, none are known to be saved. The boats ofthe Wave ancl Campbell attacked a party of 15 Indians, who were plundering the French brig, but succeded in Ril ing but four of their number. The Madison brings the further intelligence of the loss ofthe schr. Forrest, of Lubec, loaded wiih live oak. She struck on the reef about 18th ul»., one day out of Key West, and snnk. The THE GEORGIA MIRROR. crewand passengers returned to Key W est in her boats Tie works left by the troops at Key Biscay ce, were burnt by the Indians about the last of Au gust. The Government Hospitals and Barracks on Cape Sable have also been bmut. The Madison is/mw ou her way from Pensaco la to her station at portsmouth, N. H.—Officers and crew all well. She has stopped at this port for wood and water and sails immediately. We are happy to learn that a detatchment of Capt. Rowell's company of Florida militia, on the 11th iust. while on a scout near the mouth ofthe Ocilla, surprised Tiger Tail’s camp and fired in to it. The warriors fled on their ponies and our inau being on foot could no; overtake them. The detachment consisted ot sixteen men the Indians supposed about 22. Severil warriors wounded and two squaws taken prisoners, both mortally wounded aud died soon after. The baggage of the Indians was captured. The troops returned to Camp Taylor, when Maj. I. L. Taylor recom mended the pursuit with a sufficient company of mounted Volunteers. He has not since been heard from, but from this activity and energy we anticipate a good account. Tal. Floridian. INTERESTING LAW CASE. The Athens (Ten.) Journal has the following notice of an interesting case which was recently decided at that place by Judge Keith : A Cherokee Indian confined by Gen. Scott for improper conduct, was brought before the Judge ona writ of habeas corpus, w ith a view of procu ring his discharge. The ease was argued, at full length, and with considerable ability, on the part of he prisoner, bv Judge Roane, of North Caro lina, and J. E. Giilesby Esq. of Madisonville, Ten. in ibfence of the application by Gen. Scott, who appeared in person, and made his aw n defence, asssteil however, by Maj. Jernigan, who was em ployed, we suppose, by the Cherokee authorities to attend to any general question which might a rise n the course of the investigation involving the general interest ofthe Chcrokees on the sub ject of emigration. For the prisoner it was contended, first: that he vas a citizen of North Carolina, because bis ancestor had previously taken a reservation in that State under the treaties of 1-16 and 1819; and lastly that he had been permitted by Gen. Smith, Superintendent of Emigration, with the approba tion of the Commissioner of Indian affairs, tore main in the country. On the other side it was contended that the permission to remain was void, being in violation ofthe treaty of 1835-6, and giv en by the mthorily ofthe President of the Uni ted States. Gen. Scott, moreover, claimed the right, and did, in form, in the body of his return to the writ of habeas corpus, revoke the permission given to the prisoner to remain in the country. Judge Keith determined, in substance, that the prisoner was no citizen ; tljat by the terms of the treaty of 1835-6; the Cherokees were bouud to leave th* country ceded; aud the time agreed upon in which they bound themselves to remove having expired, the Government of the United States not only had authority, but were bound to remove the Indians from the ceded territory ; and that the judicial officers of the States possessed no authority to discharge from the custody of the officer charged with the removal of the Indians, the body of any one, legally taken in the execution of his order, or in discharge of his official functions; and that the permission to the prisoner to remain, if given, was void, no matter by whom granted, as no power existed in any officer of the Governm ent to grant a permission to any individual in vio lation of the terms ofthe treaty. To the Editor of the New York Gazette. Sir—On my arrival in this city a few day s since from Eugland, I met the publication of a letter I addressed from London to Mr. Ritchie, the Edi tor of the Richmond Enquirer, bearing date 15th Aug., giving a brief account of the late attack of Mr. O’Connell on the American Minister and Americi, at the anti-slavery meeting, at Birm ingham on the first of that month. Although I placed at Mr. Ritchie’s option the privilege of publishing that letter or not, as he might them proper, 1 wished it to be distinct ly understood, that he had my aurthority for doing so, and I regret that this should have either been questioned, or the authenticity of the communi cation itself. My principal object, however in making this declaration, is to have it likewise dis tinctly understood, that I wrote the letter to which I refer without the knowledge or connivance of Mr. Stevenson in the sinalles particular, as he would be utterly incapable after accepting an ac commodation at the hands of an adversary of cov ertly questioning the trutli on which it was founded As, however, I bore no relation to Mr. O’Con nell of any kind, either personal or offieit.l, as I neither saw him or took to him any message, ver bal or otherwise, I conceive that I had a clear right to make what commentation I thought proper on a public correspondence, which appeared in the public gazettes. My letter was written in great haste and under a peculiar excitement, which shall hereafter be explained. Iftherefore indulged in a tone of a buse too much in the vein of Mr. O’Connell’s own language to his opponents, I admit it was un worthy of my country and myself, and cannot but exprrs smy regret, if such language has givenjpain even to tile most fastidious of my fellow citizens, as l conceive it is the duty of the humblest man who goes abroad to feelfthntthe character of his own country is some what in his own cilstody, while absent front bis home. I desire it however to be equally explicitly un derstood, that I specially axcept Mr. O’Connell ft ’tm the benefit of this explanation, as I have no apology to make to him after his atrocious as sault on our country, on the occasion to which I have referred. That he has no such claim, I shall make sufficiently manifest, in a communication I piopose addressing to Mr. Ritchie at a moment of greater leisure, in redemption ofthe pledge which I made in my letter of the 15th August, when I promised that gentleman! would obtain, at Birm ingham, the proofs of the falsehood of which Mr. O’Connell had been guilty, to exempt himself from a direct responsib.lity to Mr. Stevenson for his most extrao.Juiary aud unjnstifiable outrage on that gentleman. 1 beg leave distinctly to dis avow all intention, in my letter to Mr. Ritchie, to treat the people of Ireland with the smallest con tumely or disrespect. I cherish for their genius and courage too high an admiration, and for their sufferings and misfortunes too sincere a sympathy for one instant to entertain a feeling so entirely opposed to all the associations and attachments of my early life, yoi robadient servant. J. HAMILTON. From the Southern Hecorder. There will be presented to the Legislature, soou to convene, a variety of very important sub ject#, for its deliberation and action. Among others, the great subject ofinternal improvements, wilt of its attention, and will be looked to with great interest by the whole people of the &tate. We regret to known, that on this subject, so important to the interests of the coun try, much difference of opinion is entertained by the people. While many are warmly in favor of some measure by which the State will lend its credit to private companies engaged iu works of great public utility, (the State being properly se cured iu the amount for which her faith is pledg ed,) others are as violently opposed to any meas ure of the kiud as unjust and dangerous. We are happy, however, iu the well-fouiided belief, that iu regard to the prosecution of internal im provements, there is but one opinion, and that in its favor. We believe that all are in favor of at least pushing forward the great object, as far as the State can do it, on its own account. This we hail as auspicious for thepablic good. No doubt a move will be made, to carry out come measure, similar to that lately passed in New-York, in relation to Free Banking. Upon this subject we do not profess to be fully cognisant of popular opinion ; but we rather think it is fa vorable to some system of the kind. It is a novel system, in this country, and whether to result for good or evil, is probably more than can be predic ted even by the most sagacious; time can alone test the question. An attempt will bo made to organize the Court of Errors. Whether it will be accomplished or not, experience has taught us that it is wisest to offer no opinion. The representation of the counties will be reg ulated and equalized according to the census lately taken. We trust something will be done to render the Legislature a somewhat less un wieldy and irresponsible body. One half would do the public business sooner, and much more per fectly, than it car. be done as at present constitu ted; and would, in addition to the diminished number, expense, and celerity of this body, guar antee to the people a much greater responsibility, on the part of the individual representative, tor what was done. This subject will demand the most considerate reflection of the approaching session. On the subject of State commerce, we do know, that Georgia can never accomplish any thing of the kind, unless she has a sufficient fiscal agent to furnish the facilities necessary for com merce. And another thing we as assuredly know, that unless this fiscal agency is created, Charles ton, with her Twenty Two Millions of Bank enpi tal, will as surely withdraw the trade of Georgia, at least that portion of it which is not done at the North, as that our rivers run towards the sea.— We eannont offer an opinion as to what will be attempted. Savannah, which ought to be alive to this subject alone, it' we were to judge from one of her two papers, is more concerned in party bickering, than in attempting to prevent her own immolation by her enterprizing competitors for the trade of our State—and, judging from the same source, would find more gratification in the defamation of an opposing political party, than it would in rallying the whole State to sustain it.— What fatuity! Whom the gods destroy, they first make mad !” We would not however be so uncharitable to Savannah, as even to intimate, that the Journal alluded to, is in the slightest degree a repiesenta tive either of her views, her feedings, or her man ners. We shall hope that she may yet regain even more than her former importance, and that she will not suffer herselt to become a second Beaufort, if euterprize, backed by the good will ot the Stat,-, c n save her from such a fate. ! There are a number of other important subjects which will probably engage the attention ofthe Legislature, at its next session. We conclude with the hope that they all may receive that con sideration and disposition, which will tell decided ly on the well being of the State. SOUTH WESTERN RAIL ROAD BANK. The books of subscription to the Stock of this Bank, were opened yesterday at 10 o’clock, at the Rail Road Office in State-street, and up to 2 o’clock NiSe Thousand Five Hundred Shares in the Bank were suberibed, which, when the whole amount shall be finally paid up, will be equal to One Million of Dollars. The books will continue open at the same place for thirty days, when they will be finally closed. From the anxiety manifested to obtain Shares in the Bank, very little doubt can now be entertained that the w hole amount of the Stock will be taken up. The City Council and other corporations in this City, and several individuals of large property, have come forward promptly and set the good ex ample by subscribing for 'the whole amount of the Shares to which they are entitled so that the prospects are cheering. We understand that ar rangements have been made for bringing borne immediately in specie, so much of the loan lately effected by General Hamilton, as may be uecessarry to put the Rail Road Bank in opera tion without embarrasment to our other monied Institutions. Accounts from all quarters repre sent t lie people as prepared to make uptheamount of the capital of the Bank, and anxious for its immediate establishment. The success of the Bank may now be considered as certain, and it will go very far to ensure the success of the Road Charleston Mercury. From the Mobile Examiner. TEXAS. In our last number, we published a paragraph from a St. Louis paper, expressing apprehensions that a treaty was negociatiug between some ofthe tribes of the West and the Mexicans and Cuman ches, for the purpose of invading Texas. The fol lowing news recently received from the lepublic seems to confirm that unfavorable acoount. It is from the Picayune:— “Our papers which are only to tho 22d instant, represent that the Indians on the Western and North Western frontier are disposed to be trouble some. Capt. Love, who went among the Camanches to trade with them upon the strength of the trea ty with them, has fallen a prey to their treachery. There are many other items in our Texian pa pers, of interest but not of general importance, which we are obliged to pass by at present. They shall be noticed in our next. We learn from Eastern Texas, that the difficul ties with the Spaniards at the Nacogdoches have not been settled. Travellers, who left that place ou the 11th, say that some Cherokee and Kicka poos chiefs have joined the Spaniards, and that Texas, will, in all probability, become the scene of another Indian war more fatal than that of Florida, and that the Indians had already com mitted several murders. FLORENCE, GA. Saturday, October 39,1 RECAPITULATION, OF NINETY ONE COUNTIES. Dowson,. 33,035 Campbell, 30 a,, Colquitt, 32,197 Iverson, ao'sn Alford, ...32,107 Patterson, 3o'?fi7 Habersham 32,060 Graves,.. ” ' ■ui'L. gf* 3*2,000 P001er...... Warren, 31,675 Burnev, 30 r. a N isbet 31,634 H diver, 305 v Black, 31.584 Nelson,.. 30 4-<> Cooper,.., 31,522 McWliorter, ..,30,373 TIIE ELECTION. We have received aud published the returns of the election from all the counties except Eman uel, which gave Inst year a majorty of 99 vote* against us. It will be perceived that our entira ( ongresstona! I icket is efoctei! by handsome m». jorities—our lowest man beating their highest 681 votes. Os the counties returned 88 are offi. cial; the balance known to he correct. The Legislature also will be composed of a majority of State Rights men-and the Southern Recorder suggest that every man shouW be at bis post the first day o( the session, to insure the election of the officers of the Assembly. Our Union friends in this section look mon strously chopfallen. But why should they? Ro tation in office is toe word—turn, and turn about, is fair play; they have held f lie reins for some wars past, it is nothing but right that >.ve should ta'o our turn now—things will be so in -his changing world anil it is perfectly useless to repine. We ar " 2 ,a<l to kllow our Legislature will have an increase ofintelbcua! strength, anil Wf ( t 0 most cordially hope that -heir patriotism, and no bleness of mind will place them above the low and pitiful party maneuvering which has so often dis grace 1 the Legislature of our State as well as other States of the Union. There will be business of vast importance for their consideration; enough to fill up the whole of their time profitably, we hope the business habits, moral deportment, distinguished patriotism of the approaching session, may show its mem bers wo,thy the high and honarable trust confided to them. SOMETHING IN A NAME. A\ e have often heard it said that “there was no thing in a name.” But we are somewhat inclined to doubt the correctness of the adage, from some circumstances which have recently occurred— only one of which we design mentioning: During the late canvass in this State for mem bers to the next Congress, one of the candidates of the l nion party, who had removed front South C arolinato Georgia but two or three years since, was so fortunate as to hear the name of Camp bell; this name having stood very high in the State for many years, particularly with the old ( lark party, he consequently lias received a very heavy vote, some believing him to be one mail and some another, and not two thousand knowing who he is. so that by a name a man who has beec a citizen of Georgia but a lew years, has outstrip ped those who have been cradled upon her sud, and protected by her constitution and laws. We teckon our v an Buren friends would he glad if all theit candidates could have been Campbells. The Macon Telegraph, from its twisting and writhing about the late elections, puts us very much iu mind of a worm in an ant’s nest, for we think we have never seen any thing apparently in so much pain in all our lives. The Editor has given several reasons why his party has been de feated, but among them he lias not given the true and only reason, which is that the people are too honest and patriotic to give countenance and sup port to the wilful corruptions of a party that ha 9 already well nigh ruined the country. But the T elegraph passes over this and presents the peo ple in the most detestable light, particularly those among whom the Editor resides, as thieves, swin dlers and perjured villains, and those at a distance, not acquainted with the citizens of Bibb, would set them down as the veriest cut-throats and rob bers, if they gave credence to the language of the Telegraph. But we know just how much of this slang of the Editor to believe, and cannot, (from our long intimacy and acquaintance with the citi zens of Bibb, many of whom we number as the associates ol our boyhood,) refrain from defending them against the impressions the language of the 1 elegrapli would have upon the mind of stran gers. Take the citizens of Bibb, generally, and a more honorable and magnanimous people are no where to be found; and so far from condescend ing to low and degrading tricks to gain an election, they have set an example in relation to election eering worthy to be followed by every county in the State, by which their elections are conducted peaceably and honorably. And it is worthy of t*’ mark that while they suffered treating and elec tioneering by the candidates to lie practiced among them, the Van Buren party had tho advantage, so soon as the practice was put down the State Right* party rose in the ascendant ;—so much for the bri bery, swindling and false swearing of the opponents of the Macon Telegraph, The Court House and Clerks office of the Su perior Court of Muscogee, in Columbus, were consumed by fire on Monday morning last, —all