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y7itjlfomakJIoraef ,7BiV.The Balti
more "Gazctto gives the following account
of the femalo horse thief recently appre
hended in that city, and scfflenced a few
days sinco to two years imprisonment in
tho Penitentiary. The only name the Am
azon wjll acknowledge is George Wilson,
and her ficrco and untraclablo spirit will
probably sot at nought nil efforts to Ttfirter
hersubmissive to the discipline of thopris'on:
Tim female'is certainly a very extraor
dinary individual, and her personal adven
tures, if she could bo induced to rolato'lhe'm,
would doubtless form a volumo of uncom
mon interests. But she is silent fa almost
every particular in relation to herself. A
few things mentioned to her fellow' prison
ers nave been repeated, -ami 'tlifiy only cre
ate a desire to know moro of her character
onil history. At a very early age, say thir
teen or fourteen, shossumed male attire,
which she has wrjfn with but one or two
brief intermissions, for nine or ton years,
undiscovered. She entered very young as
a sailor before thn mnsf. nnil ImR crossed
tho-occan in tliat capacity eight or nino
times. For stealing, she was some time
since confined in tbo New York state pri
son lor two years fifteen month's'of which
timo were passed in solitary 'confinement.
"While there, she steadily refused to work,
anu every cnort ol punishment or pcrsua
FlOn fnilp.fl in llflvp tlin Innal nflnnt ilnnn liar
The solitary confinement was resorted to
fn. (Ua ... l"l I
lv". v purpusu 01 oreaKing ncr ueicrmmcu
spirit, but it was In vain. T.ashlhirs on the
bare back, a regimen of bread and water
ivr wccks at a time, ann -various other pun
ishments were resorted to, but sho remained
immoveable in her determination not to
work, and was only relieved at times from
this severe treatment by direction of tho
physician, who frequently found nature
yielding to severity, Until the term of her
In our state prison, she is equally incor
rigible. No punishment which has yet
been inflicted, or kind persuasion that has
ucch ujjcrcu, -can move her from her nxeu
resolution not to work when imprisoned.
Under -the severest punishmdnt, she shows
not the slightest sign of anger tir emotion;
'and will strip to receive the lash with as
much unconcern as though sho were going
to bed nor does she criniro under the stroke.
Her determined perseverance is a source of
mucn pain to tne Keeper, Who cannot allow
of any insubordination, and has 'therefore to
inflict such punishments as the regulations
oi mo institution demand m cases where
prisoners to refuse to woik-.
In stature she is somewhere about live
feet eight inches, and as muscular as a pu
gilist. Her face looks like the fnrnnf mnn.
It does not show anv tliinir like a "wicked
spirit; but is settled, stern, and th6ughtful
never relaxing into a smile. She, ol course,
knows nothing of woman's work. She can
handle -a needle "frith nn fnrtlipr ilnvlprilv
than will enable her to sew a button "on her
pantaloons. She openly avows her Ueter
mination to Steal whenever she ennnnt find
suitable employment in which to obtain a
living, a. year or two since she was m
Baltimore, and being cldscVy pursued by
the minions tf the law, changed Jiei cloth-
lnC for fp.mfllfl ntlir -inil rnmninoil Air a fniv
ilays on the Point, until sno could safely
venture out again.
Take her all in all, she is a singular and
hardened creature, utterly setting at nohght
all the regulations, oflaw. and follmvinir tho
bent of her warped disposition, regardless
"i uie smiles or irowns 01 tne whole world.
Sho i3 an English woman bv birth and has
intimated lier intention of having her life
written 'oift and published when she returns
iu uvr uuiive couniry.
Surroirr yodk Mechanics, There
scarcely anything, savs the Knickerbocker.
which tends moie lo the improvement of a
wwii, wan a lair ami nuerai support oiiereu
to Mechanics of every description. Popu
lation is neccs'sary'to the prosperity of any
couniry and tho population being ot an
honest and industrious character, renders
prosperity more certain, uniform, and unva
ryirtg. scarcely any place has risen to
much importance, even if possessed of the
best commercial auv'antagesi without due
regard to the encouragement of tho me
chanio arts. For thtingll the importation
oi merchandise ldrins the leading leaturcs
of such a place, the various arts 'of Median
ics are put invariably into requisition, and
are indispensable to render tho progfess of
commercial operations sale. 1 o an inland
t6wn. mechanic we equally Important as
elsewhere. They constitute a largo and
highly respectable portion of society in
counties, but in towns and villages they
are almost a leading constituent part of their
'growth and population.
T)avy Crockett's ldst Tho colonel was
present at a splendid route once given by
uenciai uiuch, av tr asuingion, anu was
induced to dance, or rather aildthpt to dance,
in a quadrille. Tho figuie wait intricate
and the colonel got off of tho triah Turn
ing to his partner a laughing, fuhltiving
.gin mio ujiuiujriscu lur ins error, anu ro
marked, willi characteristic droliery of ex
pression, that ho Wasn't much equated m
danceing, although he could stand up to t'ic
plain work mighty perpendicular but, con'
tinued he, 'when you come to put in the
scientific licks, I squat.
A young two year old heifer of tho Dur
ham breed, fed chiefly on milk, was killed
hear Trenton a few days ago, and weighed
INTERESTING FROM FLORIDA, . B
Our express ship from the Savanah Gcor
gtaVcontains threo Ibltcrs from Fort Jiipo
ter, nndcr da(o of Febrnary llli1i and 12th.
Tho lirst stat'es that "finHho representation
of an Indian negro, a flag of truce had pas
sed between General Jesup and tho Indians,
Tho following extract slates tho assult!
On ourgetin'g 28 milcif southwest of this,
wo camo near the Indians, (say 200.) They
wero just going to fire; a black man beg
ged to go with a flag, saying ho knew tho
"Indians would givo up. Wo halted, a
flag was sent, out camo 40. A council
or parley Was held with TusM"c-gcc, mid a
sub-chief. Tho General, required them to
come in, &c. They talked as usual, plead
to suspend hostilities, &c. The General
told them at last, he would like to write to
tho president that his red people were be
fore him, and if thev cahio so near to his
camp that ho could say So in truth, ho would
try to get him to allow them to stop in the
couniry, soutn as. They said they would
go into the hammocks and consult. They
did so, and in twenty minutes closed with
the terms. They arc now to como and on
camp 4 miles off with all their people
ten days, (Feb. 20th.
In another paSago we find the following,
''Pbdr c'rC'atUrnB.Tt Wnnlil hp linmnnn tr
piit'thein in another "country; at least, so
ono 'would think, for verify the'ie is not an
acre of ground. bctyen this and Fort Taylor
worth two blades ot grass. YoU may rest
assured these Indians are not to be whipped
in one tight or two lights, nay nor in a do
zen, they will never put themselves in
situation to be caught."
From the Savannah Georgian March 27
VERY IMPORTANT FROM FLORIDA
By the Cincinnati, Capt. , arrived
yesterday from Garey's Ferry via Jackson
ville, we havo received the Courier of that
place, from the home journal of which we
make the subjoined extracts, confirming" the
Indian murders at Ocean Pond, but aug
menting 'the number. It will be seen that
Mr. Gillett's whole fanily fell victims to the
lerocity ol these savages.
In the Cincinnati came 'passengers five
bhawnee warriors on their way to Wash
ington. They are D. ilcNair, George
Williams, J. Daugherty, Ulack Hook, "and
JACKSONVILLE, Jarch 21.
HAD 'INTELLIGENCE FROM THE INTERIOR
E. EAfrzcll-, late a captain in Col, -Mill's
regiment, brings tho following account '6f
the murder ol a whole family ax the Ocean
Pond in Columbia county1, about six miles
from this, anil forty north ofNewnansvilIe
On i'riday last, just belorc sunset, a wo
man oi tire name ol liollinson appeared
tho Falling Credit settlement on the Suw
nee, in great consternation and 'terror, and
said she had seen Georgo A Gillett killed
by an Indian; that she had fled from Ocean
Pond, leaving her own 'child asleep in the
house. From Ah. Jojin Pierce, hjs broth-
cr-in-law, Captain JI. learned that Gillett s
family, Wife arid four children, and five
blacks, a woman and four childreni wore
also all murdered.
Xjillelt was a cousin of Captain M; and
had been a brave antagonist ot the savages
during the war, until his lamented death,
Ho was a brave man, says Captain il. The
Indians, he docs not doubt, are scattered
over the whole interior. IIo thinks they are
the fugitive Creeks, and that they will de
populate the country, unless tho volunteers
bb again very soon mustered into service
Captain M. thinks though he had pursued
this murdering party in vain, with a lew
neighbours, on worn-out horses, that a sin
gle company of well appointed and well
supported volunteers rangers, might not on
Iv iirolect tho Scattered inhabitants of Co
lumbia county, bill 'give a goou account bf
the murderous savagesi
March 22, Steamer John StoheV bn
her way to Black Creek. News of the In
dian murders confirmed beyond doubt!
Whcn.Bhall we. again enjoy the comforts of
TROUBLE WITH THE pSAOES
Tho St. Louis Republican gi.ves an inter
resting account of a recent difficulty with
the Usage Indians;
It appears that a small band bf the Osa
ges. 15 or 20 in number, in a. state border
ing on starvation, camo into the settlements
in Hales county, No. about 15 miles above
the Harmony mission, and applied to one
of the settlers, a Mr. Dodge, to buy corn
Dodgo ordered them away, the Indians
pleaded their extreme hunger and insisted
oh the purchase, but Dodge warned them,
that Unless they departed torlhwith, the
whites would whip them. During the night
they killed a number ot hogs, & on the to!
lowing day, fifteen of the settlers wont arm
cd to tho Indian camp. As tho settler's ap
proached the Indians commenced loading
their guns. Thev were ordered to desist
from loading, but the order was disregarded
Tim whites theretihbh fifed unonthem. and
the firing was kept up on both . sides until
night, when tho whites fdttirned homo with
their wounded, leaving the" Indians in pos-
session of tho battle-ground. Two of the
whites were wounded; the loss ol the Indi
ans was unknown, At the time of thd en
counter the agent of the Indians was dn
his way Jo St. Louis in company with one
of the principal chiefs of the nation and se
veral braves! On hearing the Intelligence
le ieturned instantly to his people with a
determination to prevent if possible tho fur
ther prosecution, of hostilities. IJe aboj
wrote to Major Kearney ,for a' detachment
fug into tho white settlements and tliij whites
from going out 'and attacking the' Indians.' ,
SerIows ConflaorAtioii Rail Road
Yesterday, about 2 P. M., and directly
after the locomotive, with r train ofpaisen
gcr cats from Columbia had' passed the rail
road bridge over Valley creek, near Down
'ihgtown, and about 33 miles from Phila
delphia, that cxtousivo structure ( being
wc belie vo five spans) was discovered to bo
on fire;nd so rapid was 'the progress of
the flames, that in a few minutes tho build
ing 'was wrapped in ono sheet of fire,
which could mil be stayed by any exertions
of the individuals present, and "tho whole
wood work of tho bridge was dcslrbvcd.
Tho locomotive witli'tho train of passenger
cars irom uarnsburg. and having the mail,
had not reached the bridge when tho fire
was discovered: consenlieritlv the mail Was
detained until a late hour before 'rc'SeHrrig
incciiy. u. o. uaz.
In a section of our country, where (lie
good people -are more remarkable fdr their
nonesiy anu simplicity than lor their polish
ed manners, a jad who had arrived at, an
age when most'boys take it into their head's
that a wife is 'iiidispensibly necessary to
their happiness, felt, or believed he felt, no
matter which, a flame for ono of his fair
Mcighbors. Possessing an uncommon share
of bashfulness, ho could not venture to'so
licito her heart and hand in person, but
prevailed on an elderly brother, who accord
ingly iikiuo a visit, anu aucr yawning a.
considerable time, turning. his back, fearing
she might witness his confusion, addresses
her: "Could a body get yon to have him?"
Expecting'thjs question, she modestly re
plies; 'AV ell I reckon so.;' He observed,
Itis'nt.mo that wants you; it's brother
Vayniciil oJMls.L- -s, a 'country
actor, was notorious for his disregard of the
laws of ncttm and iitum; even'when in com
paritively opulant circumstances, ho never
paid any thing without Jho intervention of
John Doe and Richard Roe. friend once
endeavoured to persuade him x( the folly as
well as the injustice of this. "Sir," said
L., with Johnsonian gravity, "whether a
man owe any thmg or not, is a matter of
opinion, no man caYi . possibly be a judge, in
his own cause; therefore-, no sensible man
should pay any thing without taking the
6piuion oUwclvc indifferent 'persons upon
the nierits of tho case."
Wo were 'yesterday shown a counterfeit
SIO bill purporting to bo on the Fulton
Hank or New York, and which had been
received from the West. The fonrerv is
loweVer not difficult to detect, as no such
platp had tvqr been mado rise ot'by the Ful
ton Uanlw I he note is also shorter than
the original, and has no representation of a
...i.rii. . .
Biu.iui uuui, wiiiuii uiu inie inns an nave.
1 his counterfeit is dated Jan. Oth, 1837.
A (Stgu-Some of tho opposition edi
tor are particular fond of Watching straws
to see which watytho wind, blows, 'though
not always vcry"gjtcccssful in their atmos
pherical observation. "Wo havo now a
sign for them', however, which is moro
wcightly than a straw and is a strong indi
cation of a sinking ship. James Tod, Esq
our Anti-magnnic Attorney General, has re
signed that office which is said to bo worth
about 81,000 a y'caf, and :has accepted a
Judgeship' the salcry of which is $2,000!
There's reason in all things. Tho Attor
ney" Gcncralship'is depended on tho will of
tho Govcriidjf, and when Rilncr goes put,
tho Attorney goes out Jilcc wise; but 'tho
Judgeship rests upon nof6uch contingency.
An election docs not defeat that. Mr.
Todd, therefore, has done" wisely1, and ,'the
rest of the Rifneritcs may draw an infer
ence frohi the fact as to what will bo the
result witli anti-masonry in October next.
Coming events cast their shadows before.
Men do not'givo up to twoliibnsand a year
without satisfying and imperative reasons
for sUch a course, and it is but fair to con
clude that Governor Ritner's office-holders
scoing that his defeat at the next election is
inevitable, arc glad to house themselves ah
well US they can before tho storm bursts
upon them. Pennsilvanian,
THE COLUMBIA 'DEMOCRAT.
The dead body of a boy was found, on
Tuesday last, floating in the river Suaoue-
hanna, opposite Wm. R. Jones' fcrrv. n.
bmitV miles below Sunbury, in Augusta
township, JNoithumberlaud county, Pa.
A Coroner's inquest was held on it !
Coroner Isely, tho Jury declined itn
of death by accidental drowning. The
boy was about 10 or 12 years old, of fair
complexion, nau on a nine round-about,
brown vest with one pocket, Beaverteen
pantaloons and Jcflersdh boots nearly worn
It will bo gratifying to the relatl VPS rif
the deceased to know that the corpse was
uecenuy liuerrcu on me buna iirmnni nf
'ct. Siivder: near the nlarn wWa ii
loiinu, me rapers on the Susquehanna
win juuase insert uus nonce. Jiavocate.
'1 he Venango democrat says. Ih tin
cveuiwiii venango county give less than
1000 majority for David R. Porter. He is
well known here, and federal abuse and
misrepresentation will only render his trim
character more lamiliar with the neonle and
increase his voto. It is very nrobabld tliat
us majority win exceed uoui"
The Chambprsbiirg Repository fan nn.
hnsllinn n;tn lint, ll. Plll : ' .
j'uj-viy uo mu lujiiovHigsigiiiiicant
remarks: "A few of Gov. Ritner's piinters,
are invoking the spirit of Anti-masonry to
ccuuiu ma ru-uiuxuon; anu consequently
their own offices. This is displaying more
zeai man pruuence. li h s exco ciibv can.
not b'ti sustained ori better grounds than that
humbug excitement, his clianco for
uon is lorlorn indeed."
The Legislature of Ohio adioiirnpti nn
tho 1.9th ult; The bill passed at the previ
ous session prohibiting the issuing of small
bills was aepealed, and an effort on tho mrt
of the democratic members, to malic stock
holders individually Iiablo under It, was de
feated. Tho banks immediately commenc.
ed throwing out their federal currency.
This shows conslusively who are the shin
plaster party in tho slate of Ohio. Lewisi
The House of Representatives of Ohio.
lave passed, by a vote of 50 to 0. tho bill
for the abolition of imprisonment fgr debt.
. The Miners Journal, Philadelphia Inqui
rer, and other federal papers, are attempt
ing to cheer up'their friends by statintr that
uiu narrisourg unroniele, the Berks and
Schuylkill Journal, anil tho Millonian,
which they say weio all Wolf paper, are
nov in favor of Ritncr. Wo do n6t know
but "hoso -papers did support Wolf at tho
last election but we do know, that the TT.ir-
risburg Chronicle has since that 'time pass-
k.u uiiu ujicr nanus anu mat its course has
never been democratic .slhce, but that with
both tho other papers; it has ever siricc l'835,
been devoted lo the service of federalism,
the United Slates Jiahtc, Harrison and Rit
ncr and persevcr'ingly oppoVcd to the dem
ocratic party, audits measures. They have
been considered as much Ritncr papers as
me leiegrapn and Gettysburg Star. If
this is all tho encouragement .and consola
tion they can givo their friends, thev must
be ifi a sad situation indeed. Keystone.
FEDERAL LIES NAILED ! !
. David II. Porter, not a Luvcvrr.
We observo that several papers, in notic
S the nomination of D.iv id T, Pnri,....
thathe isa .ater.' This is a mistake,
l.cneral Porter, as a necessary part of a
good education, has doubtless icad the ele
mentary works on law, And especially con
stitutioiial law, with which wc know him
to be familiar but he haver was admitti-d
to the bar, and therefore is not a lawyer.
He is afarthcr: and omriI" ,t.t,m
i . . : "'twi'i x uiiii-
syivania may bo. justly proud; 'among the
very first in the State. Hn has
. iiupruvo ins ureed ot stock-", for which
lie if! pumlpfl tn ntlil rail ' ,1 .1 .
i " y "i icceive me thanks
u. bwv ii an in tue section of country in
which lie lives Wc havo been informed
that he has witlnriaiew years raisrtl and
um omi.u oi mo uncst and most valtiabl"
horses ever raised in the state, twd ofwhieh
uiuugui mm one ttiotisanrl dollars each.
It is also asserted that Gon'. Porter is
uuiuiuii-iiiason. i nis is Hot true, lie
.! never lauen any but the throe first
uubicu.-, in masonry, and has not visited
Iriflin flliritliT tlin t.t. AU . .....
-p o ",u '" wii or uiteen years
His connexion with freemasons is not as
lawai. ur a inumate as Governor Ritner's
.wi, a wanton disregard of truth and
propriety in these reckl fSS plmrrrne flint ..It
honorable nldri lnii3t heartily condemn'.
HowM make a FKhnnAL, Take a little
Locofoco brimstone, an ounce of Antima
aon.o horror, twenty yards of Masonic
iuui a gram oi wiwrr srscni
acid-shako them wcll-aiid you have a
FedCral of tho leal Chameleon breed. If
& V , n,or" tanki "irow in a little
"UUU iiiurtier; JMncaster Intelligencer.
House of IleptcscntativeZ.
nu, Thuiwdav, April 5, 1839.
1 he House again took up tho bill
for tile relief ot Common Schools, on
second reading. To this, nq amend
mcnl was offered by Mr. Dirnmock,
(of Sub.) granting aid to Colleges and
Mr; Chamberlain, (of Camlfrial mov
ed to strike out the part relative to
Colleges, but it wis iiegativbd Yeas
1(J, Nays 58.
The anlendnlenta was then agreed
to Yeas 04, Niiys 11. fa
Mr. Garretson then moved to insert
remalefi Seminaries, to receive the
same aid from the State as the Acade
mics. Mr. Johnston and Mr. Dillingham
supported it with ability, Mr., Stevens
opposed it, because he found it would
embarrass the hill; but it was Agreed
to, with only 14 in the negative:
Mr. Garrctson then mp'ted rtga'in in
n modification shape, the School ! of Arts
but nftcr' some debate, it
wis again negatived Yeas M.Nays
Assent and subscription to doctrinal n,.
often pass for faith and coversiou,
... . . rui UOVBRN'OK !
GElVr. DAVID R. POSTER,
(OF HUXTINODOy COUNTV.)
. S. Woolverloii,
Cornelius Cluckhcr', Pelcr Ynhn '
Robert APCa, . John Jvellcr, jr,
Wm. S.David, ,Pcier Kline,
John J3jsel, m 'Stephen Daldy,
diuumiaii vcuivor, .lohn I'.. Davis,
Kiehard Fruif, .Michoal Fomw
E. O. Jackson,
K..F. Hcadlcv, .
Slates 15. M. Yants,
E. G. Itickels,
John Ycngcr, .
ICP'l ho members nfilin ntmvn
toe arc requested lo nicetat the house of John
Rhodes, in Danville, on Monday the 10th
day orApiil (being the first day of Court) at
10 o Clock A. JL tar iIip
izing, fec. , "
April Glh, 1838'.
1 ho above mimlr ivill .TT7 , ...
- v. uui tuiinoxion Tvim
Uus nancr. and nil dm invnimi. .i .
proper handa to onforco speedy collection; Those
who neglect settlement will pay $2 50 and costs, ai
WO mutt Tiureue lis nrnn !. . i ... ' '
. . . w Ilf uvv.uiuiiiee wiui our
term md to answer our Untaedlato ncccseities
Will mtpatniu, w),o nro delinquent, oblige us bo
promp Uettlemdht, dnd thus con Jilpd tlio reciprocal
deman "the laborer li worthy of Ids hire and vo
Want our u-nfW ' ' w "w
(Ej-'flio following is tho committco ofCorres
.Ionjlcnro appointed by the 'Democratic State Con-
venuon.tor Columbia county j
The Dcmocrailc ch'iSicns Vi'f tho county of
Columbia, fnondlv in dm r -...
DAVID R. Z ti...."
tingilon county, who has been unanimously
nominated as the democratic candidate for
the Chief Magistracy of Pennsylvania, arc
requested t6 assemble Sh general county
meeting on , J
. .. Monday April lCih, 1838,
after the adjournment of the morning ses
sion nf Hie Court, in tho Court IIouso in
Dan vine; forlhc purpose df adopting early
and efiectivo arrangements to secure his
: , JJ 9. VVolveuton',
.'., v. is est;
Members of tifi committee of Correspon
dence for Columbia county, appointed by
the Democratic State Convention.
April Glh. 1838'.
The i partnership .hcretoforo .citing between tho
subscribers, as nub! Up- f v; .
t n nlVT. .mu. 'v Jiolved on tho 17th instant,
nnd all debts duo tho oilico for subscription, adver'
Using, nro payable to Joll.i S. Ingram, who
52. ir ii i, T imwrai OI fllr, Mills 111 tho
citabiisiiihcnl: John s. inoram
e . , . -"" ui ni nanus m llio ol
ficow.ll be a suincient dihargo to dcluuents;
IC7" The abseneo. of tho Editnr
this week, must render as an oxcusn fnr nlf
errors which may occur -in this number.
APPOINTMENTS JiY THE BALTI
; JJ filler, P. E.
Sunbury H G Dill, J W Ilaughai
Ilollidayshurg J Bowen.
Williamsburg William Butler. . G
Lewistown J Mcrriken. ,