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1 .MONDAY M(;J NINO, Al'fllß 15.
t- An (Exciting Kumar*
M. The Philadelphia Inquircroftho 11th states on
I thsautha ity ofa gentium in s.-rivc 1 fron Boston
1 on the previous evenin', with information that
n at the time ho left, much excitement prevailed in
thnteom.nnnitv. in consequence of a report that
aßriti sh frigate had fired into an American schoon- |
or nnd killed four men. The cause of the outrage
is not stated. Should the story he confirmed im
mediate measures will no douht bo taken for the
proper explanation of so sanguinary a proceeding.
Appling —Hull, Robertson.
Bryan —Smith, Linder.
Camden —Clark, Drown, Cone.
Campbell —''arlton, Bradbury, Thornton.
Chattooga —Heard, Tomlinson. I
iVC/icroke; —Bird, Maddox, Donaldson.
Cobb —Anderson, Mills, Mobley.
Dade —Tutom, McCollum.
Effingham —Powers, Charlton.
E ncintiel —Harris, Brinson.
Fayette —Dixon, Nixon, Whitaker.
Floyd- —Hemphill, Wright, Hanson.
Forsyth —Kellogg, Hammond, Hutchins.
Gwinnett —Hutchins, Kisbct, Jones, Trippc.
H.ard —Tompkins, Crosby, Teddy.
Laurens —Wright Guyton, Robinson.
Lowndes —Knight, Blair, Burnett.
Lumpkin —McAfee, Gathright, Chastain.
Macon —Bryan, Brown, Green.
jl lon/gomcry —Connor, Creech.
Murray —Chappell, McGaughcy, Carson.
.. • Thomas —Mclntyre, Mitchell, Brinson.
> Troup —Dougherty, Haralson, Fears, Bearley,
Upson —Holloway, Cobb, Davis, Gibson.
Walker —Smith, Jones, Davis.
Wayne —Hanis, O’Brien.
From the Savannah Georgian.
Georgia Rail Road A- Ranking Company.
The following letter was read yesterday before
Council, from Win. Dearing, Esq., President of
the Georgia Kail Road and Banking Company.
Savannah, March 11, 1831).
To the Hon. Mayor and Aldermen,
of the C ty i f Savannah.
Gentlemen ;— The Georgia Kail Road and
Banking Company, propose to locate in the City
of Savannah a Branch i.ank. The provisions of
our 'barter prohibits the location within any cor
poration, wiihout first obtaining the consent of
the city autiionties. Believing that we shall aid
the general and commercial interest of your city,
we respectfully ask of your honorable body, the
privilege of u aking such location, at our own
convenience in terms of our charter.
R spectfully submitted for your consideration
and action, wai.ing your answer.
WO. DEARING, President,
Geo. R. R. iSt Banking Company,
The Committee of Council appointed for the
consideration of the above made the following
The Committee to whom was referred the ap
plication of the President of the Georgia Rail
Road Company to establish “at its own conve
nience," a branch of their Bank in this < ity. have
the honor to report, that after mature deliberation
. and consultation, they have come to the deter-
P initiation that said application, should bo refused:
Your Committee are perfectly aware that the
present Banking Capital of the City is altogether
inadequate for its commerce, and that an increase
of the same to the extent of at least three mil
lions of dollars, is necessary to its prosperity; but
your Committee do not believe that any relief
would be affjrded to our Citizens by the establish
ment of the proposed Branch, because it may
never suit the “own convenience” of the Georgia
Rail Road and Banking Company to establish
the Branch here, and we have no guaranty that
the por ion of the capita! of said Company which
may he assigned to Savannah, will, be continued
It is evident, that if we give our assent to this
application wc could not with propriety deny the
same privilege to any other Hank of the Interior,
and then instead of having Banks conducted and
directed by our citizens, independent of the con
trol, which we know is exercised by the parent
hoar 's wherever situate, wo should have a number
of Blanches subject to such control and influence.
As a further evidence that the proposed Branch
would a fiord us little oi no relief, your committee
call your attention to the fact, that the capital of
the Georgia Rail Road and Banking Company is
for Ranking purposes, only one million of dollars,
the half whereof is already appropriated to its
Branch at Augusta, and the greater part of the
residueseems to be necessary lor the parent board
Your < ommittee believe that our commercial
standing and business entitle us to an increase of i
Bank capital and they believe that either the capi
tal of the Banks already located among us should I
be increased by the next Legislature, or new j
Banks created, to the stock of which our citizens
may have an opportunity of subscribing and
which said Banks will be thoroughly and entirely
identified with our interests, and subject to no
control by other Boards having little or no pe
cuniary int rest in our city. Your committee do
not doubt that the next Legislature will listen to
the calls which the corporate authorities, and our
citizens will make upon that body, for the relief
which wo are entitled and desirous to have, and if
the Legislature shall refuse us that relief, it will
then be time to hearken to the application of i
Banks located elsewhere, to establish “at their j
own convenience” and for their own benefit,
branches of their institutions amongst us; but in
the mean time, until we are satisfied that the Le
gislature will do us this flagrant injustice, and as
the business season is drawing rapidly to its close,
and there is no pledge or even statement that the
proposed Branch will lie this year (or ever) located
amongst us, your committee decline, (under the
present condition of affairs) reporting in favor of
j said application, and propose the following reso
lutions viz: •
Resolved , That a memorial he prepared by a
eornmi tec of the Hoard, appointed by the Mayor,
i to he presented to the Legislature at its next ses
! sion, setting forth the admitted and just wants of
the community in respect to further Banking
| Capital, praying for the charter of a new Bank
with a capital of millions, or for the increase
of the capital of one or more of the Banks of
Savannah, to that extent; supposing that we
cannot doubt that ’he General Assembly of tha
State, plainly seeing our need from the very ap
plications ol the Banks of lbs interior for the es
tablishment of Branches with us will grant our
Resolved, That in case such appeal to the Le
gislature should fail to procure the passage of this
necessary enactment to aid the fiscal interests of
the city, then it will he reasonable and seasonable
enough to eonsidet the question of admitting
among us the branches of other Institutions which
might furnish the requisite facilities,
ROBT. M. CHARLTON,
WM. R. WARING,
KOBT. M. GOODWIN.
From the. Philadelphia Inquirer of the II th. j
Six Days Later from England. 1
- ° t
inteiesting and Important News. ,
The packet ship Monongahcla, Capt. Micro- |
ken, arrived at this port last evening from Liver
pool, whence she sailed on the evening of the f
Bth of March. Through the politeness ol Mr. I
Cope, and the attentive superintendent of the i
Exchange, we have London papers to the Bth, I
and Liverpool to the 9th. The news is both in- t
teresling and important. We copy every thing I
of importance. p
THE COTTON MARK KT, C
A considerable advance has taken place in I
cotton. Seventy-five thousand hales had been (
sdd in a single week, and ten thousand in a ’
LIVEfIPOOL COTTOV M VUKET, March 0. (
The sales on Thursday last, were 3000 bags;
Friday, 4000; Saturday, 8000, (3000 taken on
speculation.) Monday, 12,000, principally to j
the trade; Tuesday, 10,000, (4,500 on specula- ,
tion,) and to-day 25 000, (15,000 on specula- (
tion.) The business done since last week has /
been very large; an active demand sprung up on (
Saturday, which has continued with great ani- (
mation. In prices American have advanced (
fully jd per lb.; Brazils Jd per lb; other kinds |
remain steady. The week’s import is small,
7251 hags. |
Ths Maine Question.
The Fihst News iv E volavd.—We copy c
an exciting article upon this subject from the s
Liverpool Slandard, a violent Tory paper whose I
ravings arc entitled to but little consideration. e
From the Liverpool Standard of March 8. J
WAU WITH THE UNITED STATES. ,■
We cannot refrain from expressing our sin- J
cere regret that there is every probability of im- t
mediate hostilities with the United States. We i
repeat wc regret it, for many reasons, particularly
fur the sake ol thousands and thousands of nigh !
minded, intelligent, virtuous, and benevolent per- I
sons in that country, many of whom wc know I
personally, who would suffer severely if war '
should take place. I
Her Majesty’s frigate Inconstant, which has I
arrived at Plymouth in 15 days from Halifax, has <
brought intelligence from America seven days 1
l iter than the packet George Washington. By i
her we learn that, not only has the Government I
of the State of Maine taken possession of the 1
long disputed boundary line in that State, hut that 1
the United States Government has actually issued I
orders lor the taking possession of the disputed 1
If this he the case, —that is, if the United States I
Government (we desire to express ourselves dis
tinctly upon this important subject) has issued
such an order, uo power on earth will ever con- j
vinoe us but that certain personages in Ibis counj (
try have not only given it to understand it might
do so with impunity, but have instigated it so to
Wc know enough of the mind of Van Buren, '
and of the most talented members of the United j
S ates Government, to convince us, that they nc- (
vor would have sanctioned such a procedure, un
less they have lost their senses since the month of j
July last, or unless they had intimation to do so, .
and assurances from influential persons hero, that .
they should meet with no opposition from this
London, March 7. (
Citx, Twelve o’clock. ]
“The sales ofConsols have been continued this |
morning, and the quotations are consequently ra- (
ther low. For Money they arc 92J to I, and 93 (
sellers for the Account, The amount purchased |
by the Commissioners was 12,000 Consols at 92$ |
being 3,000 less than yesterday. Exchequer
Rills are 03 to 05 pm., and India Bonds 04 to 60
Pm- . . ,
Ths Groat Western, we need scarcely slate, (
had not reached England.
The packet ship George Washington had ar
rived from New York at Liverpool. The Allc- (
ghany, Capt. Michaels, sailed for Philadelphia (
on the slh. The Hero, Garwood, sailed for
Philadelphia on the 6th.
From the National Intelligencer.
A note of wailing, extorted from a contcmpo- (
rary journal at Mobile by the decision of the Su- |
promo court of the United Slates on the great Ap- .
peal case from Alabama, reminds us that wehave
not expressed, as strongly as wc felt it, the grati
fication with which we saw the spirit of Locoro
coism, in its most lowering and ambitious flight
checked and struck down by the ail-bul unanimous
decision of that high tribunal.
To give the reader a general idea of what wo
mean when we use the term Locotocoism, which
has lately found its way into our language, it may
be proper to slate that we understand it to com
prehend the levelling or pulling-down principle,
which professes to contend only against artificial
and therefore unjust distinctions among men, but
ends in openly making war against all the laws
and established usages of society, as being so ma
ny unnatural and unbearable restraints upon the
freedom and equality which arc common rights of
all the human race. This is Locofocoism, as un
derstood by us, of which the meaning is thus defi
nitely stated that our readers may know what it
is ire mean w'hen we avow our never-ending op
position to it.
The working of the principle to which wc re
fer has been seen and felt in all nations at almost j
all times. It began to show itself sooq after the 1..
" ' '*■ ««»■ 'I umai ——3mß
Deluge, and will not disappear from the earth un
der any dispensation short of the occurrence of a
second Deluge, or the advent of the Day of Judg
ment. It presents itself in many shapes; but per
haps no general description of it is more true than
that which Shnkspearc has embodied in ins char
acter ot Jack Codr, who held out to his followers
that there should he in England seven half-pen
ny loaves sold for a penny ; that all the realm
should ho in common ; that there should be no
money, hut all should eat and drink on his score;
that all the lawyers should he killed ; that know
ing how to write should he a hanging matter;
that the Banks and Court-houses of that day
should ho all pulled down, and all the records of
the realm burnt.
Loeofocoism is not always however, ragged
and runagate, as in this personification of it. In
our day, wo too often meet with it in silks and
broadcloths; and we have even hoard of its being
seen in robes of ermine. It is, in truth, of no
particular rank or station. Wherever human
passions or human frailties reside, or can pene;<
trate, there we shall find it. Yesterday, it was
busy in intimidating and overawing the establish
ed (lovernment at Harrisburg; the day before it
was in the midst of the mob sacking a (lour-slort
in New \ ork city; and the latest and most alar
ming exhibition of it was in the attempt, under
color of judicial power, to annul the obligation of
contracts. In all these cases ills still the same
spirit of misrule. We discover in it the same
enmity to the established order of things ; the
same disposition to set the poor against the rich—
the idle against the industrious—the unruly
against the laws and law-makers—and, finally,
the Slate Governments against the Government
of the Union, the great regulator, protector, and
preserver of the liberties of this People.
We rejoice to see that a spirit thus hostile to
every idea of civilization, religion, and well-regu
lated government, lias been so signally relinked
in its first attempt to wrest the judicial authority
to its aid. The cheering conviction has been
thereby strengthened in the minds of those who
know how to value the conservative principle in
government, that there is in dlir political system
one harrier which power cannot break down, nor
party undermine. This decision, following that
on tile Mandamus case at the preceding term of
the Court, has given increased confidence to the
lovers of our glorious institutions, and doubled
the security of the tenure by which over, individ
ual in the community holds his life, his liberty,
and his property.
We rejoice in the decision of the Supremo
Court, moreover, for a reason by itself, apart from
the merits of the case decided. It has shown to
us, by one bright example more, Me inapprecia
ble value of \s i vhhpesdkxt Jumei mv. Had
the tenure of office of the Judges of the Supreme
Court depended on the pleasure of the Executive
or on the fluctuations of party in the Legislative
bodies (in accordance with one of the. cardinal
principles of Loeofocoism) it would have been
perhaps exacting too much from human virtue to
have hoped that they could have resisted the
combined efforts, from within and without, to
sway and control their judgments on the particu
lar case before them. Their decision under such
circumstances might have been the same as it
was, for they arc honorable and upright men: but
we arc thankful to the wisdom of those who
made the Constitution wo live under, that the
Judges of the United Slates arc, by the tenure of
their office, placed beyond the reach equally of
seduction, intimidation, or violence.
The reader of the report of the argument of
Mr, Webster before tire Court in that case may
primaps remember the allusion made by him, in
his place, to the conduct of a press in this city,
which, whilst the case was under consideration in
the Court, undertook to speak, in a tone some
thing approaching to that of command, of the de
cision to he expected from the Court upon it. The
reference thus made was to the official paper of
the Government, lint, as onr readers do not
know irhut it was that called forth this just rep
rehension by Mr. Webster, we append the article
to these observations, leaving them to determine
for themselves what degree of influence such inti
mations to the Supreme Court might have had,
if that Court were otherwise organized and com
posed than it is.
From the. Globe of February 1,1539.
It affords us pleasure to announce Judge Mc-
Kinley’s arrival in Washington, after having been
detained some time at home by severe illness.
He took his seat yesterday in the Supreme Court
just in the nick of lime. Some of onr readers
are no doubt aware of his memorable judgments
at Mohdo lately, excluding hanks of Georgia,
Louisiana, and Pennsylvania (branch of the Uni
ted States Bank) from the right of recovering in
Alabama on notes discounted there by agents of
those banks, with theirfunds and for their benefit.
The Constitution of Alabama makes hanking an
affair of the Stale, and puts it under sa'ulary re
strictions. The law of that Slate likewise makes
its operations the only means of taxation, so as
to derive the public income from them. Bound
by these wise provisions, Judge McKinley deter
mined that, as no citizen ol Alabama can hank
there hut as those provisions allow, of course no
citizens of any other State can do so; and, fur
thermore, he was of opinion that no incorporated
hank or other such corporation can he con
sidered such out of the State incorporating it.
Fur this judgment, so stiiikingyl just and
piiopeii, the hank press forthwith opened its bat
teries of abuse not.only against the judgment,
hut the character and purity of the judge who
gave it. Wall street was conspicuous in these
calumnies, stimulated by which a great corpora
tion had the audacity hi procure and pub huh
the opinion of an old Fedor d lawyer of New
York, of course condemning Judge McKinley's
opin on out and out, in oniiF.it to forestall
that op the Supreme Court. When the as
fair wac begun to he discussed in the Supreme
Court here, he had not arrived; and it is, per
haps, well for him that lie had not, for the hunk
attorney, David ti. Ogden, spent all his breath
for two hours in denouncing the monstrous doc
trine he was to combat, and the ruinous conse
quences to fol low.
Soon after Mr. C. .1. Ingehsoll of Pa. enters'
upon his demolition of this tissue of arrogant
technicality, J udgo Mi Kini.kv fortunately ar
rived, and took his seat on the bench, just in time
to hear a complete vindication ofhis positions and
A CONCLUSIVE ARGUMENT AGAINST
THE RIGHT OF THESE MONEY-MON
GERING MONSTERS to stray from their’’
spheresrstffi invade the quiet regions of distant
States, there to ravage, monopolize, and destroy.
Messrs. Clay Webster, and Sergeant, were
all in attendance, the two latter busily taking notes
of Mr. Ingersoll’s thorough exposition of legal,
political, and economical principles, which, if we
are not mistaken, have inflicted the coup de
grace os, sr any hate, wandering corpora
tions. Vagobond hanks are in a fairway to
he ciiatned up, to bite and bark only at their
own houses. The court room was crowded with
a brilliant audience of both sexes, and from all
parts; many of whose countenances seemed to re
i'-spond to Mr. Inoeiisoll’s argument of many
hours duration m favor of a recvurkncr to
first I'iiiMTPiKs, and upholding them against !
THE SPECULATIONS OK I'PSTAtiT COM HI N ATI ON M
AMI THKI n A livin' VTKS. \VH \T A BLESSING
IT wild, UK IF THE JUDICIARY SHOULD
INTERPOSE TO ADMINISTER LAW UP
ON I HE WRONG DOERS, whose rapacity
has so deeply encroached on the best interests and
institutions of the country !
Grkat Cotton Caiiooks.—The ship Tul- |
ley rand cleared at Natchez on the 291 h ult. with I
a cargo of two thousand ono hundred and sixty
hales ot cotton weighing eight hundred and eighty
live thousand and six hundred pounds—the larg
est cargo ever taken from Natchez.
The Grand Gull Advertiser states that the ship
Franklin, which left that port on the 23th ult.
had on hoard ono thousand eight hundred and
eighty six bales cotton, weighing seven hundred
a.id ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety
* Co). Johnson.
A Washington correspondent of tne Baltimore-, s
Patriot says :
The Richmond Enquirer and other Locofoco
papers there have indicated this plainly enough
and have done all they dare do to ehoak olf Go
loncl Johnson:—all they dare do—l repeat. —
They know well enough what the Colonel has
threatened—and so do I, It is time the public
should know it. Well then The Colonel—
the party’s chosen, picked man tor the Vice Pres
idency —and the Uh. l ut tin- party members
of the United States Senate—openly declared, at
the last session, that if the would he Managers
undertook to play any pranks with him, if they
attempted to thrust him oil - the course, if they
started any candidate against him, he would go
home to Kentucky, take the stump—and coined
out in opposition to Martin Van 1 1 ■ u ! Ichhl
lengo authoritative denial of this ; it is trite.
Stale nf the. Ocmulgee Bunk of the Stale of
Georgia,on Monday morning, April 1, 1839.
To Capital Stock, £500,000
“ This sum paid in 209,400 00
“ D.scount Account 7,544 23
“ Depositors 7,858 35
“ Due other Banks 132,545 42
“ Dividend No 1 1,801 20
“ Notes in circulation 225,710 00
“ Cher tier 70,515 00
By Georgia Female College 15,000 00
“ Discounted notes, all good 148,617 85
“ Discounted Bond good 20,000 00
“ Exchange running to maturity
all good 341,202 05
“ Due by other Banks, 12,158 93
“ Protest Account 27 00
“ Protested Exchange good, 2,000 00
“ Note in suit, “ 3,500 00
“ Notes under protest all good 1,230 00
“ Banking house and lot, 4,925 00
Gold and Silver in vault, 85,302 77
Specie Certificates 400 00
Total specie, 85,702 77
Checks on Augusta 1,000 00
Notes of other Banks 20,070 00—106,772 77
JOSEPH A. WHITE, Asst. Cash’r.
The condition of our Frontier.
A correspondent of the National Intelligencer
writes from Detroit,—
There is scarcely a soldier or a gun along the
whole line of our border, from Ohio to Lake Hu
ron ; while on the other side of the river is a
strong force of regular troops, a formidable mili
tary post at Malden; and, also, an island a few
miles below, on which the English have been re
cently throwing up some fortifications. It may
be well supposed, therefore, that most of our citi
zens wore not a little startled at the idea of being
placed so unexpectedly on the defensive under
such circumstances. Happily recent intelligence
is'of a more pacific character, and wc look upon
the danger of a collision us past.
One thing, however, the recent events have
impressed more forcibly upon the minds of the
community, and of which wc have much reason
to comp ain, which is, that while the English are
accumulating strong forces iu our immediate neigh
borhood. and almost within cannon shot of this
city, and repairing old and erecting new fortifica
tions, not a dollar is expended, or a hand lifted
by our Government, to place this frontier in such
a state as to enable it to ward off any attempts at
The ensuing remarks, taken from the St. Louis
Argus of March 22, show the growing prosperity
of this new territory.
The Receiver of public monies at Burlington,
lowa territory, arrived in this city a few days
since bringing with him to deposit in Bank, to
the credit of the Treasurer of the United .States,
The office at Burlington was opened on the
Ist of October last, sinre which time, embracing
a period of less than six months, £400,000 have
been received there for lands.
Os this amount upwards of 100,000 were recei
ved in silver, about 45,000 in gold, and the bal
ance in treasury notes, Missouri and Illinois State
Dank hills, and Military Land scrip.
The proportion of gold we understand to be
much larger than has generally been received at
M ore than three-fourths of the large amount
mentioned above has been paid by the actual set
tlers of the country.
Emigrants are now going into lowa in great
numbers, and it is confidently predicted that ere
two years shall have elapsed from the date of her
organization as a territory, to wit, by the 4th of
July, 1840, she will have a surplus of many
thousands over the number o" inhabitants neces
sary for her admission as a State into the Union.
From the Ladies’ Companion.
The Wife’s Revenge.
A LEOKNBOF (I KHUA N V .
A small hamlet rested upon the sale of one of the
lofty mountains of ibo Julian Alps, which them e
towering aloft, conceived (ram view its snow-crown
ed peak amid tire encircling clouds ot night.
Three persons still lingered around ihe srnnly
fire in the cheerless kitchen of ihe inn, though ii
was midnight. Silence had fallen upon them as
they gnzed on the demy tig embers, which now
blazed up, then sank again, sending font, no warmth,
nor creating any sound indicative of I heir presence,
save now and then a sharp crackling as ihe land
lord stirred them up '1 hey smoked th. ir pipes
with that meditative look peculiar ti ihose who
have just Ireard. us they had a wild and fearful
narrative, The n rroior, and the most remarkable
oft he three, was a stranger, only just arrived in the
vicinity alter some years of foreign travel. Want
nnd hardship.in oih-r lands had given him the
appearance ol and older man ilmn in reality h;* was
ny usurping nfewol I lie wrinkle* of Time to trace
them on Ilia yw go. The (iorre rny.s of a tropic ami
nnd bruzed Ins cuinplcxiut ,nnd coiiatani lu in'innly
with uiiiger bait bestowed upon him the reckless,
undaunted mr of n warrior not unused to sornra of
blood and anile \el iho so ilier’s manly frmikoeat
was \>noting ; for, in the quirk, glancing eye and
j compressed lips, might he acen Mio workings of n
nnnd cupahlo of devising nny tin. g snbllo and vil
i I.inuiis,allied lo (he icsohiiinii necessary for ibccv
eculion oi any ol his achemea
* Look ye, my good f'nm d," pulling aside ilin
lamp w hich rated upon (he liihlo placed hehind
Icinsc ll and the person he addies.v d,“ did Jou deny
Jonr hehel ol what I said concerning the spirna
who walk nmoi g our Inlls at night ! Ihi you not
believe in them’”
“Certainly not," replied lie, with a sort ol forced
scornlm sarnie, its if by it tie would discover a mind
of superior mould ; yet that wore foolish, aim a by
the atlempl nt a sneer, be did but heiruy I lie super
stitions weakness be slrove to conceal.
iNonool ihe horrible laics o! bis native land seemed
1 capable ol receiving any crodii in the stranger's
mind, tin m the quick glance of recognition which
s passed unobserved by their companion—between
rile o d host and biinsell, the cause of his coinin'!
became evident, sine.-some plot seemed hatching
between them which could bring no good to the
other —who was a miller—us ho was the poison
imp >m d upon.
“I’ll tell you wti-u, my worthy friend, ’ said the
11081, interrupting Ila ir cotiln.ii d discussion, “ ’ns
lull lime lo pan ; so, my good Frans, c.anst lake a
‘ " by, yes," said the miller, in an uncertain tone,
us though lie doubted whether to go or lo remain ;
but rising, bo walked lo iliu window and looked
oul "pun the sky, then vvuli a cold slmd.icr bo clew d
In casement and reluming 1 1 the hearth, sat down
“Well miller, what’s your mind ?"
“I think I’ll remain hereto night ’’
‘ CouluTihmk ol ■■. miller ”
“V\ ell, flans,” said he, idler n litt'e while,“l sup.
pose I Ilium go, as you will no' lei me slay; hut Id
me tell you, I shall not soon so get this," and h iati
ly wishing ihe stranger “ aguud night’s rest," Ire
tinned Ins steps homeward.
INo sooner had ihe lasi echo of bis footsteps died
away, than the bust, shaking the stranger cordial
ly by the band, exclaimed,“ bight glad am I to sec
you again, my w.irlhy Kleiner ; a fine game you’ve
played upon our Inendly miller.”
“Ay, liuly, old friend ; liilc does be think ib it be
has spent the whole evening listening to the words
ol a rival, returned to cl,inn the bride be slrove so
long lo win.’’
“Ah, my good boy, strange tilings have happened
since you leu u-, to seek a fortune n foreign lands.”
•‘What? vvbul lovely Marie has—”
“Married the miller ”
“by all the spirits o( the Hanz nnd fiends of bell'.
I would have slum him while he stood liefi e me,
hud 1 hut known that be hud dared to wed my pro
mised brii.e !”
1 be demon of passion, with magic hand, changed
the expression ot bis visage. W here previously reign
ed the calm, contennd look of ihe traveller, return
ed lo Ini native bind iu reek bis affianced wile,now
predominated jhe tbi.nl lor vengeance. He rushed
to the dooms jflo pursue the miller, but the bust
threw lum-elf belore him.
“be culm, good Kleiner; I have a scheme which
shall by one blow, destroy the miller and bis fund
ly. Listen, now”
Gradually, as the fell plot discovered to the travel
ler a now w..y ol revenge, bis whole appearance
changed, and when the host concluded, bis ex
ternal fierceness bad disappeard ; but the culm llnii
pervaded bis countenance shuvvei the consuming
lire that glowed within Lei ns leave them, hastily
preparing tor iho execution of I heir plot, and ac
company t' e nulh-r as be ascends the rugged path
w hi* h leads to his mountain homo.
There are those who will utter their disbelief ol
something >hey p-en nd loco aider ridiculous, who,
when alone in some wild glen, orir cklc.-s forest,
will ponder on ihe subject, in spue of their wish In
think of something less fearin', till, from very Tear,
ibey own to tlicmselvr s their bedel in what they
have heard, and thus hope to exorcise Ihe phantom
which haunts their minds, fc>uch was the miller,
and frigh.fnl wore th' images which filled bts
imagination as he pur.-nod bis mourilain pnih, lie
became convinced ol what he hail before denied,and
irorn every rock nnd hillock, from every bush nnd
tree, be expected someawlul spirit to appear and
overwhelm trim in bis wrath-
His iinnira was lie co and fiery;though in Iris
color moments Ire bad been sly led cowardly,nnd even
justly so; y it, when amused by an imagined in
jury, he could, like many on era in tins world, per.
n on fealionibe impulse of the moment, which,
when calm, bo bud not the bean even to attempt-
Ho was quick nnd vindictive, si d it was always ns
coiivenicn tor bunioiiiigei a liivor.ns >1 was natural
lor him to remember nn injury. He was alive lo
suspicion and jealousy, nnd os bis character was an
exception lu the minimal one, bo was baled unit
despised by all save onu sweet soul, who seemed to
love bun most when most shes iw him spurned.
Who can a;c mm for woman’s love ? Who ran
desi ritio that sweet (lower, gr wing unnoticed upon
a lender stalk, blooming ibe while foi the. most
worthless object upon ourlb—a jealous husband, but
she who own.-, the passion ?
In bur ease, she loved not her husband merely
because be bud one* been lire god ol bur affection,
but because sb" saw in him the scape gnat, ns I
were, of his fellows, and she k ew be needed all bei
love to make him hippy. When passion bad en
dowed linn w'rib more than Iris usual strength mid
courng, and be burst out with threats ami impreca
tions against some neighbor, sic, poor, ill user! cr a
lure, would cling to bis neck, b s arms, bis Anns,
praying him to be calm, and detaining him, till rea
son bad again assumed her empire. Sometimes in
censed at her inleiferenco. ho would with brutal
v iolenco dash her from him. (lie.■ rurte her for her—
love! Yet, though the vi.loiu lov ho always pro
fcssi d for her beioro marriage, ceased with the cere
rnony, and did not even dwindle into llio solid ad
m ration nnd esteem u oflon does, hewn died her
wit li the same vigilance that ahoy would a new
purchased dog, lo see ihat none should dare he kind
to bun, lest someone should wrest bis growing an
thorny from him.
He nomed bis home; it was truly a grand and
magnificent retreat, and yet, of course, bad been
sought by n in, merely on account of its utility ; and
therefore, m gazing upon it, its use grnli ied bs de
sire for gain,more than Us sublimity fired Ins imagi
nation. The scene was wild bm beautiful. Some
hundred feci above where he stood, a mountain to
rent dashed over a precipice, nnd one cb side of Ihe
mvme through winch it took con se, lay two im
mense 'ucks, hemming in a"d pro icnng tbs pn tty
stream below ; a lew siunud eve greens partially
covered the sleep nicks, finding bill seamy room lo
take root in their cliffs.
For one moment the miller deliberated whether
he should take the usual yet rnibcr dangerous foot
path up the rock, or follow the more circuitous
horse-road which was much safsr jhe chose the
latter, which was not m*ch used- He gained at
lentlh ihe rocky summit, and plainly saw ihe bgnt
burning in bis dwi llmg, bin as be lamed bis bond lo
look m another direction, ihe pulsations nt bis h- nn
ceased, hi* hair stood on end, tin he beheld a mil,
stalely figure, whose vv bite dress seem d besmeared
with human blood ; in bis right hand be bad a scull,
within which glowed a light;in bis left, a massive
lies bless bone.
Fear crept upon him ns be gazed. A cold, death
like chili ran through Ins veins, and Ins shaking
knees prevented lie accomplishing the purpose of
bis heart. A sepulchral -toned voice lima with
measured accents sounded m bis ear
“Stand and listen man of clay ; ihe fiery spirit of
vengeance who rides upon Ihe lliunder cloud, and
directs the forked lightning, bids ye listen and obey !
The rival ye thought dead will tins night return;
the wile of your bosom will fly with him ’
An unbroken pause en-ued ; at last, the miller
raising bis bend, glanced at the spot whre ho had
seen Ibe misty spirit ;it bad vanished. For one
illumi n' lie did not seem lo realize wbal be bad seen
and beard; ihe next, as the assertion of bis wife’s
infidelity occurred to him, iiernshid inward ibe
house ; the door yieldtil to bis might, but no wile
greeted him ; he seated bimaelf, the sense of fear left
him, but the determination of revenge had taken
K;T' 0 1 f ‘r“ T K, ,’ lor jealousy hod .tun, him
' ; <1 his V. Hu guilty, mid il.cn »
thnimlu Hiuik him; with the fury..fn tuiniac he
Mix-kcd niihia bedroom door until it flew off tho
She was nut there ! Ilia worst suspicion,
seemed confirmed, mid in his bosom reigned that
s|»‘i ia ofpfircnzy, the person affected wi.h which,
uitcn docs ihiriys of which he is uni on
scions. Ihe noise he hud mndo awoke his little
I.l** W ” OBO iI now met his ear.
Hu !hn ! h i!" ho shrieked," an thou (here,child
oia gji.liy mother ” He snatched the intlini from
its pillow, and lor a mom nt gazed fixedly upon it ;
ml nit one spink ol parental loudness was in (hit
paze, lor il any had ever existed, his passion snnuh,
caul Hs influence Unmuidiul of his screams, ho
shook Ihe hop as ho exclaimed, “ Death were bet
tor lor thee, hoy than lift*, embittered by the know
ledge oi a mother’s crime?” Madly he flew from
the house; a lit.le he)mid the threshold he hehe-ld
Ins wife approaching him
"Ah, husband,” said she,sweetly," I hove waited
very, very tong lor you, hunealh tli • rocks.”
“)\ oman, ills false I Von have been to see your
iSno saw her child, who cried as he heard hn
mm her s voice, mid discovering upon her husband's
coiiiiicnmicc, us “die approached him. the flcmlmh
murks ol rage, she aliempled lo march her child,
*' |<‘f il< safely. He pusheil her irom him
‘ Hustiaiid—Kraus, what would you do! Give mo
my child." lliii with one arm beheld aloft his weep
ing hoy,and w ith the other, clasp, d his wife.
"Gome on— on w th mo base woman ! Upon yon
der ptecip co s edge,you shall g*xe ii|hiii his destruc
lion . li will he so sweet lo see thy sorrow !”
"My child ! rny child ! Hive me my child! Oh,
c runs I hy all you hold sacred, ipruy you give me
hack my hoy I”
She prayed, she screamed,she citing to his knees
lo deter him from Ins evident intention. In vam!
who with one spirh of humanity glowing in hit
frame, or who with even the outward allrihuies o
man, cmild have resisted thin fair being’s prayers lor
•he safety of her child ! Who could have dia
believed her portcsiatiousof inn, ccnce I
lie gained iho prec, pice’s slippery edg , dragg eg,
after him his shrieking wif , who clung to him with
moreihan woman’s strength, siriving to detain him.
"Spare him, Kruns! spare our twi ei child 1”
Bui, unmoved a- ihe firm rock he stood upon, ha
threw his 101 l hand upon her shoulder and pressed
her lo (he ground.
"Now base adulteress, behold the death of your
bohe,” he si id, and nr mm’s length hold nhdt the un
conduits hoy. Il was wnere the cataract dashed
down into the foaming abyss, he cast his only child!
A wild laugh hurst from his lips, Hu revenge was
i lieu, lor Iho first time, reason threw one bright
gleam lo illume his tumid us boom. He gazed
upon ihe fair being who my insensible at his led—
yd no pny evinced ilself lor ner; he seemed indeed
conscious ol his act, for seeing her revive a little he
exclaimed, “ Ho now and re, k vour paramour, your
husband follows his child !” then giving one high
lean into the air, toll deep into the wild, water cat
four ill-used wife ! innocent, yet believed guilty
whal was then your “late I horning dawned and
beheld ihe widowed wile,iho childless moih'T, ga
zing va, dully into the grave ol her hushnnd and son.
Hui two others, the el ranger, the former rival of
ihe miller, ond ihe vil unoiis host, were there.
"Hr hold, woman,” exclaimed Iho former. "I am
ha who in ihe guise of ihe spirit ol Vengence, fed thy
hrisbin l's our with sto ies of ihy infidelity. I, once
Ins rival, now he enemy of time, base woman I”
He hail approached so near her as he spoke,thatl
she leant her head us if to him ; he front low, with,
one bound she placed him between herself end the
fatal brink, and, quick os lightning, pushed him
toward ii wuh all her lorce—lor in one moment,
a'lhough the morning had found her a raving'
maniac, she saw the cause ol her husband s conduct*
In vain he audeavord to regain his balance, lie
slipped .and then rolled over into iho yawning chasm,
to meat in death ihe victims oftns wrath.
The country.people still point out the fatal spot
■ to Ihe traveller, and strange talcs an* told ol iso
-1 man's spirit I hut sldl flics about the Miller's Cliff—
, nod even now, I hough fifty years have passed since
iho occurence ol the events mentioned in this nn'-
> rative, none dare venture near the rock of The
i Wife's Revenge.
j The War.
I The annexed hit at the unending Florida war is
I from a ‘'down-cast” paper;
Ever since the creation,
Hy the best calculation,
The Florida war has been raging,
And ’tis our expectation
That tbc last conflagration
Will find us the same contest waging I
Ami yet ’tis not an endless war,
As facts will plainly show,
Having been “ended” forty times
In twenty months or so.
Sam Jones, Sam Jones, thou great unwhipped
Thou mak’sta world of bother,
Indeed, we quite suspect thou art
Cne Davy Jones’s brother.
“The war is ended,” comes the news,
We’ve caught them in our gin;
The war is ended, past a doubt,
“Sam Jones has just come in I”
But hark next day the tune we change,
And sing a counter-strain ;
“The war’s not ended,” “for, behold,
Sam Jones is out again !”
And ever and anon we hear,
Proclaimed in cheering tores,.
Our General’s had—a battle no,.
A talk with Samuel Jones !
For aught we see while ocean rolls,
(As though these crafty Scminoles
Were doubly nerved and sinewed,)
Nor art nor force can e’er avail,
Hut, like some modern premium tale,
The war’s “to bo continued.”
Consignees per South Carolina Rail Road,.
Hamburg, April 13, 1839.
C. A Grincr, J. M. Caifin, W. Allen, Haird <fe
Howland, Stovall & Simmons, Reese & Beali, H.
& It. Nesbit, A. W. Walton, 11. Leeds, Vlay & Hnnce,
J. W. I laugh ton, It.C. Hadwin, U. W. Force, L.
Dwclle, K. I). Cook,F. 11. i ook, Antony & Haines,
R ink in & Hoggs, J. A. Rube, Snowden 8t Shear,
A. Cum ning, Hand k Scranton, Albert It Shove,
B. K. Kendrick, (J. Parrott, J. F. Henson, H. W.
Sullivan, 11, D. Jeffers, Anderson k Adams.
Savannah, April 12.
Cleared —Hrig Madison, Hulkley, N York
Arrived yelerday —Hr bark Alex Watt, Johnson,
Went to sea —Pr ship Ruby, Wescott, St Johns,
N' B; Hr ship St Andrew, Leitch, Liverpool; Br
ship Columbus, Penhall, Liverpool; ship Milledge
ville, Porter, N York; bark R H Douglas, Collins,
Baltimore; schr Excel, Sellaw, Philadelphia; schr
Greek, Howes, Philadelphia,
Departed —Steamboat i halham, Wray, Augusta.
Savannah, April 13.
Cleared. —Hr hark Superb, Shannon, Greenock ;
Hr bark Adelaide, Dawson, Liverpool; Br bark
Eliza, Trail, Liverpool; brig Washington, Evans,
Havana; schr New England, Robinson, Ncw-
Arrived yesterday —Schr Otis, Bangs,Providence.
Went to sea. —Bark Georgian, Spencer, Philadel
Charleston, April 13.
Arrived yesterday —Brig Daniel Webster, Adams,
Matanzas; Bremen three masted schr Matadoy,
Cleared. —Brig Howell, Smith, Matanzas; Lino
brig Langdon Cheves, Baker, Philadelphia,
Went to sea yesterday —Brig Pleiades, Lowell,
West Indies; Tacon, Green, West Indies: Monho
gan, Norris, Boston.