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I.hrti took the serpent from the hands of A
ter Gill, who, as it seemed, through an ct
cess of precaution, first bruised the neck
of the rep;ile on the window-frame. The
odore hid the serpent, whose brilli tilt hues
had already become tarnished by death,be•
Death the dressing table. He theif retired
and closed the jaliu:ie. As he turned a
way, he met Colonel Willis, who laughed
heartily at the trick which Theodore was
pitying on Margirerite.
Thalrcorn which was appropriated to
Marguerite was really the asylum of in.
itocence. The hand of a mother had been
there. h was seen in all ;he elegant iind
useful furniture which decked the apart
rhent—that little bed, cuulained with white
gauze, stuccoed walls, polished, and shi •
ning as brilliant as Pariah marhie—that
harp, and table covered with music books;
thrt little dressing glass—those silken rib
bons—that cross of mother, of pearl—those
jeweled ornament.; in a word, all, th se
trifling things which are ao precious to a
young girl, a hich whispered a tale of in.
nocence, love, and happiness.
- The door opened, and Marguerite ente
red. She seated herself before hie dres
sing-table, but she saw not the reptile be
'heath it. While she arrarged her hair,
and essayed a riabon, which Theodore had
praised, she San! the a rig which she had
been taught by her lover.
To day, soliloquised the- lovely girl, I
must try to appear as beautiful as r”si
To.morrow I shall belong to an nth er.
Oh! Theodore! with what devotion he loves
Nothing on earth can add to my hap-
She approached so near the g•ass to
ledge of the effects or the ribbon, that h e r
road] torch:lied the brilliant surface of the
mirror—then, with her finger, she playful
ly and smilingly traced upo-i the glass the
name of THEODORE.
A allelic noise near the window awaken
sti her from the delicious reverie. She tut
Red towards it, blushing, lest her dearest
"atm had been discovered. But the
paitueas of death instantly came over her
festures. She convulsively threw her
hands before her, and tried to rise, bur she
could not. Her trembling . limbs refused
to cicala her. and she fell back into her
chair. The unhappy girl •saw, peering
fbrough the jalourie, the head of an enor
In a moment he was lost among the flow
ern t which were tastily arranged before the
- window. His disapperinnerr give new
• tarength to Marguerite, who rushed to
wards the door,which opened into the gEI-.
hey, sereaming, 'Help, mother! help moth-
Here is a monstrous serprnt!
But her parents and her lover held the
door outside—and laughed at what they
considered : to he her imaginary fears.—
Well done, my girl, said Col. Willis, can
out you scream a little louderl The snake
_ will not eat you, I'll engage —poor little
thing! How frightened she appears to
Marguerite, I am ashamed of you, said
her mother. The serpent will not hurt you,
It is dead.
Bet her cries continued.
My dear Marguerite, said Theodore,
don't be alarmed. I put it there myself;
and you shall give me a kiss for my pains,
Mean while the hideous monster left the
flower' and glided into the room. Margue
rite finding her cries for assistance a no
avail, uttered a loud shriek and fell sense
less on the floor. The serpent raised its
head, and for a moment seemed to be re
connoitering the apartment. But when
saw its companion dead on the floor, its
eyes absolutely srAtkled with rage. It
sent forth a long and loud hiss, and advaa
eed towards the unfortunate girl.
With a rapidity almost inconceivab!e,the
hideous reptile twined itself around the
graceful limbs -and sylphlike form of
.Marguerite. Its cold and slimy neck rest
ed against the snowy bosom of i's victim,
and there it fastened its venort ova fangs!
The helpless girl restored to conscious•
peas by the agonizing pain of the wound,
opened her eyes; but the first object which
met her view wao the horrid head of the
reptile, swollen with rage—its eyes flash
ing fire; and its opened mouth dtsp'aying
its crooked and deadly fangs!
Mother! mother! 0 dear mother! faintly
actearned the dying girl.
But a half suppressed laugh was the on
ly response to her convulsive cry. The
/cask was slowly opened. and Filar Gul
looked in at the window; liiq eyes gating
with malignancy and triumph.
Elizabeth! Elizabeth! salt! Mrs,
She answers not; perhaps ~ I te has fainted
Silly girt! said the Colonel. 131,t we
willopen the door and see what Cie mat-
Some heavy object lay agL.i,l , it the doer.
He gave a violent push, and entered the
chamber, followed by M. Willis and
Theodore. But who can paint the agony
of the parents and the lover, when they
round they had stumbled ever ',he dead
body of the unfortunate Marguerite.
As they entered the apartment, the ser•
r ot was seen to glide out at the window.
* * * •
TIIUND TA COMING.—The Canada papers threat
en Uncle Sat" , with the awful vengeance of the
British Lion, it he dares take possession of tile
Oregon Territory, as proposed b. the hill of Dr.
Linn, now before C Ingress. The Montreal 13a
tette gives us a terrific article, and talks flap ten•
ingly abont the "armies of India and China, wLit.li
bees been fighting the battle, o' the world in the
East.r Shouldn't wonder, now, if Congress should
be frightened at the thunder of the C4n.icla editor,
♦od refuse to peso Mr. Linea Y. Auro
O. of the editors of the Little Rock, who is a
good claaNie scholar, says that he has 'a gr(ot
antipathy to long sentences." Prentice Fop, —We
suspect that he tuts nut as great an antipaihy to
thee as his townsman, Trowbridge, who has just
bean attittsneed to the peni.entiary for twenty
111*.thits of Weitiogtack was re:sntly near
s epliutar of boas grow the
$4lO posmilk .
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1149. Pilii.r.t 11. SMIIII,YOUTORS . AND PROPRIICTorts
NION DAY, FEI3IIIIAQY 13, 1843
See First Page.
The rew Bankrupt Bill reported by the
Senate Committee, is substantially the same
as the old one, with the exception of the
two following sections, which are substitiete
ted for these permitting v,dutoary bankrupt
cr, and discharge from debt without the
cons:mt of creditors. The Globe thinks
the only efft et the introduction of thic new
1 ill wi I have, will be to defeat the repeat
of the old one in the Senate at the present
Svc. 2. And be if further enacted, That if any
person residing in any State. district, or territory
of the Voted `tutee, owing debts which shall not
Lave ben treated by d ifidenti in as a public olTi
cer, or as executor, administrator, guardian, or
t-u.tee, or while acting in any other fiduciary
capacity, shall ti's in the riffle: or the clerk of the
district court of the distriet in which he resides,
a cieclatati in signed by such persons, and attested
by an attorney or connselfer-atslaw, that he is in.
solvent, and ur able I i pay his debts and engage.
m' tits, with a li-t of h s creditors, their respective
places of resid nee, and the amount doe to each,
tegmlier with an a militia te inveidery of his proper
ty, r Otts and credits of e• ery name, kind and
dereripii n, and the location and situation of each
and every wircol and portion thereof, aecor
the best of his !Irma ledge and belief, verified by
°A i r , or, if ennseieationsly scrupulous of taking
an oath, bs salearitt itflirmatien, the said cli rk or
his deputy stall sign a memorandum that curb
deciarati•in has en 1.111 . 11.:11 uic morundum, I
so, signed, shell be a nuilicient - authority for the
crintcr of ant; gazette appointed by the court for
the publication of proceedings in bankruptcy in
, the said district to ins-rt an advertisement ofsuch
declaration therein; and every such declaration
shall, after such advertisement inserted as afore
vaid, be an art of bankruptcy committed by such'
person at the rim • when such declaration was fil•
ed; and it shall anal may be lawful for the said
i court, after the exmration of eight days from the
insertron 01 smelt misirisemerit, and wilhin two
alende r months - at - ler tile in;:ertion of the same, on
!the . petition (deny one creditor whose debt shall
amount t three hun :red dollars, or of any num
her creditors tellosn debts shall collectively
amount to the sum of firs hundred dollars; to ad
; judge and decree ouch person to be a bankrupt
from the dly of such declaration filed; and the
subsequent proceedings under such cccrce shall
be the same as are provided in the act hereinbes
j fore' referred to, approved the 19th day of August,
1841, as altered and modified by this act; nd nn
!such decree shall he deemed invalid by r, cairn of
such declaration having been concerted or agreed
upon between the bit - dirty', and any creditor ior
'Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, Th et no final
certificate or diseharee shall hereafter ha allowed
, and granted to any bankrupt, unless he shall, to
fare the allowance of the Same, file, in the ; trice
of the clerk of th : court in which the proceeding.;
against him are pending, the written semen! of a
majority, in value, of ;he ere ditors of such bank—
rupt twit° have cacti proved debts under the pro
ceedings an bankruptcy against trim to the amount
of one hundred dollars or err:ware)) to the allow•
ance al such certificate and diacharga, and shall,
else, file therewith his oath or affirmation in wri•
declaring that such coi , sent of his creditors
as Mit:tired without fraud, and unli as it she ll
appear to the court, after hear ng the parties, that
such cerlifieate and discharge might to be allowed;
and any creditor who has proved has delds under
the proceedings in bankruptcy aga net such bank
row, may be heard against the allowance of the
same and shall have like right of appeal limn the
decision of the court, end of demand of trial by
jury, in any -Itch case, as is given to the bank
ruptcy throughout (Ii United States, which is no , :
in ft,rct: Provided, That the provisions of this
section shall riot apply to any case in bankruptcy
ethic!) shall be pending and undetermined or the
day of next.'
.another monster proposed in Illinois.—
Mr. Rranning, a member of the Illinois
Legislature, has introduced a substitute
for the Canal bill reported by the Canal
Committee, proposing to create a mam
moth corporation, with a capitol of $9,000,.
000. The State Register says that the hill
proposes to give 61) to this monstrous cite , -
tered institution the Canal and Canal
lands, regardless of every solemn pledge
which the State his hitherto made, as
though any capitalist would ever invest his
money in an incorporation founded on the
ruins of broken faith and violated pledges.
`This is to supply the place of the State
Bank, of wli;ch the people have just been
relieved. And we hesitate not to say it
proposes the crea'ion of a far more dan
gerous institution. It would uvesrhadow
the rights and liberties of the people of
this State—control our legislation and set
our laws at defiance.'
Cincinnati Hanks.—The Cincinnati
Times of the 7th says that the Lafayette
Bunk of that city has receded from its pot •
icy to receive the notes of certain branches
of the State Bank of In3iana, and the banks
of Kentucky and Ohio, and pay out their
own notes and specie on checks. The re—
sult has been that the La Faye - tte bank has
been obliged to collect and transport specie
from every point, for the accommodation
of othet s, at its own expense. That has
been the only Jesuit, and it might have
been forseen, we think.
The credit of the paper thrown out re
mains just the same—the banks receiving
it on deposite, and the b;ekers buying it
at 1 a 1 1 1 . per cent frr specie._
Bankrupt Lam—Our -readers will re
collect that Judge Wells, of Missouri deci•
ded certain . ptovisions of the Banktept
Law to be unconstitutional, and refused to
grant soy discharges under it. This deci
sion was recently brought before the Su
preme Court, and v. e understand has been
dismissed for informality, and that the ease
will have tu be decided in theVirenit
Colirt a,"the IS z 'atitl4iii niqp j u i.
tice, wkkhout theltltricfliidgVterpre it
cart , ectitte to Supreme Couit
johnsort,—Thii man, who has suf
fered so much from the persecutions of
the government in Canada,. and who be•
came so famous for his exploits in the last
struFgle of the patriots, had been almost
forgotten. But we learn from the Bur.
lington Hawkeye that for some years past,
he and his daughter, the lady of the tthow
sand Idands,' who attracted so much at•
tendon and applause fur her efforts to aid
her father during the Canadian troubles,
has been living in Buchanan county lowa.
Misfortune and persecution appears to
follow this man wherever he goes. Ho
was lately attacked by a band of lawless
ruffians, who destroyed his property,
scourged him, aid sent him, together with
hie daughter, out of the county, attended
by an armed guard, during the most bitter
and severe weather of :he season.—The
cause of the rough treatment is not stated.
Four of the depredators are confined at
lowa City, awaiting their trial. Bill John•
sor and his daughter are in attendance at
the Capital as witnesses.
Late fi oin Texas.
The latest New Orleans pu!mrs contains fleas
from Texas to the 23d ult. The Houston St ar of
that date contains an account or the election of
J. F flu le, as Major G neral of ths. Militia, by
joint ballot of both houses, previous to the at
Hiroo-lent of C .ngress w;lich took pi/Cr: on the
16t1.. A bi:l requiting the sherilTand postmasters
to receive the ixele quer bills at liar to: direct
taxes, postage, i.S-e passed both houses of Congress:
and u bill repealing the elite on sugar, copse and
steel. Just as Cungress adjourned, the President
seat Hurd io the chief clerk of the House of Re
presentaiives, directing him not to allow to the
members who absented hem •ielses from Congress
any pay during the lime they were absent. The
clerk di clared that this wis courrary to all preee
dew, and refused to make any deduction in the. ,
accounts. The President then directed the audi
tor not to audit their accounts for any pay during
the time they were absent. This was regarded
as art wurpltimi ofauthority got delegated to the
Executive, and the members present expressed
great indignation iinst biro.
When the President's depu'ation marched to
Austin to carry off the Government archiires,
they Fund but two men i t town, the remainder
linvitig joined the army is et:fence of their coir•
try; these two left rorthwith to alarm ov - it - friends.
I in their absence, while the Pr. sisleht's fuice
were indu.trioudy engaged in plundering, the
women of An-tin collected logo ht r, and in imita
Ilia of our lair country -womLn in tiinca of.dan.•
i! er, actonly procured n field p ece which they
loaded with grape, and fired into tic land otlic-.
where the plunder, ra were assembled; no damage
%VAS dune, and the Magszint , be rig ltclicd, and
no nt ilztointion at nand, hostilities ceased
At 01'8 dlst“ncr, we fttid it ittipo.sitilc to un
iferstund the (wait it conduct of President
II u•ton . WLether true or itot, he is insiie to sp
pear the enemy r,fTexos, and .triving in, idiously
io cripple her defence against ua implacable cne
my, and yet we can disc,.ver no niotis,i for such
course. It cannot be disguised thal he ie to e.
ing not only his influence, but the confident° of
the pc 'pie. It may be, and probably in, that at
the bottom of a:I this prejudi..e created again.t.
him, city HOMO rival poli!klain, lv!in ii endcaosing
t o riac into power by prostrating those who aro
in his way.
RAILROAD T.> 1113NTREAL —ll. is S'atcd (hat
spnitcd efforts are now making in Vermont to
continue a railroad from Boston, via Biattleboto%
to Montreal. On the line ate innumerable 'nano
factories, which would furnish a vast amount of
business in the transportation of row materials
and tu.iuu uct urcit articles. It is said that this
railroad was the first c,inemplated in New Eng
land, and that th • rome W:,B 01 cm , 3urveved rot a
c•inal, as the country is so levt I.
This far•.atic or knave is lecturing in
Philadelphia to large audiences. The
Evening Journal notices his lectures, and
says that his theory is based on the 2d, 7th
and Bth chapters of Daniel—the vi'ions of
the Four Beasts, and of the Ram, the He
Goat, and the exceeding Great Horn.—
The ram which came from the east, with
its two horns, was Media and Persia; and
the rough goat which darted upon him from
the west, was Grecia. The Grecian em-
pire was ul first united, as is represented
by the single horn of the goat. It was af
terwards divided into four parts, re
ted by the four horns.
The substance of Mr. Miller's interpre
tations of the prophecy is this: that Dan..
iel had a great outline of this world's his.
tory, down to the day of judgment, at three
separate times. He was then told by a
saint that this vision was 2300 days lung.
j Then Gabriel told this vision would in—
elude the time of the end. He (to use
Miller's own language,) then tells him the
end shall be at the appointed time: then
he tells him the vision of the evening and
the morning is true, and commands Dan.
iel to shut it up; for it should be for many
days. Gabriel comes again, and tells him
he has received orders, Ind has come to
show him-and make him understand the
vision: and-now, in his story about the
seventy weeks, he positively shows us
when to begin the 23000 days, and that
they must be understood,Years; and as the
Ore death of Christ seals up the vision, so
we halmonly to add 490 and.lBlo to-make
out the Whole vision, the &it number be.
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vvti ito - t h e .
sa t jiptest number i , 2 7. i Declidelt of I'M court4r. 1n01v.1.," 01 Cum '
• Mandell' Macitelleie 7 B Cele.:
ilitifelllo,Wd lo A: tr, 1.843. ,
I—, 1 The New Yark Herald of yesterday, con.
Ifikeable Lightin—zA. kthiladelphiasins
per says that before gas was introduced in
to Cincinnatti it was suggested by some
ingenious person to.aet fire to' the tails of
the porkers which walked about the streets
every night in great numbers, in order to
illuminate the city. Oh Lard.
Graphic.—The Philadelphia Spirit of
the Times, in criticising a lecture deliver
ed in that city, holds forth in the follow.
ing unique style: 'George - Munday's lec
tut eon Saturday night drew an audience
of about 1,500 persons. It NEM a queer
combination of big words, bad grammar,
nonEens humbug, and blasphemy, with
here , and there a touch of shrewd philoso
phy, that gleamed out like small chunks
of (Awed° in a basket of sawdust.'
Texas.--The Ne w Orleans Bulletin
sayit that many of the French emigrants,
lately arrived at Galveston oit_ their way to
to the-county of Bexar, brought out a large
t umber of grape cutting•. There is little
doubt that Texas will eventually be a deli—
cious wine country—particularly in its
western regions. Nearly all descriptions
of grape may be found here in a wild state
and we have there seen many acres of land
in a body entirely covered with low, creep
ill, and lofty climbing vines.
Special illisqon to England.—lt see os
now pretty weli settled, says the Philadel
phia Mercury, that a special mission w ill
he sent to Great Britain to settic, suliiccts of
importance, among which the Oregon ques
tion is the most prominent. Mr. Webster
is mentioned as most likely to receive the
Proceedine‘ •u Common Council.
Friday, Fchruary 10. 1843
Council met—Present—Messre. Bore—
land, Bowman, Edgar, Hamilton, Hayq,
Howaid, Hunter, Irwin, Kelly, hitch. Ma•
gravy. 'Mason. Matthew!, Mitchell, M.,rri
son, O• Neil, Pratt, Small, Stone•, Wiggans
Mr. Eichbaum, President, in the Chair.
Mr. flays presented a memorial from a
committee of the Niagara Fite Company,
which was read and referred to the commit•
tee on Fire Fngines and Hose, with instroe
thins to report as soon as practicable.—
Concurred in l.y S. C.
Mr. Mag,raw presented a petition from
B. C. Sawyer, jr. and "there, officers and
members of the Vigilant Fire Company,
which was read and referred to the Sperial
Committee o t that subject 8 Ppointed
the 30,h of ilnuary last. Concurred in
by S. C.
Mr. Small presented a petition from
sundry citizens of Pittsburgh, asking Coun
cils to change the place of holding the elec•
lion of Overseers of the Poor, and have
said election held at the House of J. Seanor
on Liberty stre-t, which was read and re•
ferred to a special committ e of five to eon.
aim of one Irom each Ward, and Messrs.
Mason from the 1•t Ward, Irwin from the
and Edgar from the 31, appointed in
behalf of this Council. Reference concur
red in by S. C. 7nd Messrs. Lee from the
4th, and Brunot from the sth Ward; ap
pointed on their behalf.
The Clerk of the S. C. prbsented an or
dinance, entitled "An*ordinance, supple•
mentary to an ordinance passed 4th June,
1811., entitled an ordinance providing f , r
the completion of the New Water Works,'
as having passed: which was read three
times, and question being, •shall ibis ordi.
wince pass' the yeas ant! nays having been
ordered, were as follows, v:z:
Yea,..—Messrs. Bowman, Edgar. Hun
ter, Lich, Matthews, Morrison and O'Neil
Nays.—Messrs. Boreland, Hamilton,
Hays, [lnward, Irwin, Kelly, Nlagraw,
Mason, Mitchell, I'-att, Small , Stoner,
Wiggans and President-14.
So the ordinance was rejected.
He also presented a report from the Spe
cial Committee to whom was referred the
communication of J. W. Biddle, a ccompa
nied by a resolution discharging the Corn
mi•tee from the further consideration of the
subject. Report accepted and resolution
read three times and adopted.
Also, a Report from th , ! Committee on
Fire Engines and Hose, accompanied by a
resolution as having been accepted, and
resolution adopted. which was read and re•
committed to the Committee with instruc.
lions to inquire into the expense incurred
by each engine company in placing their
aparatus in repair, and report at next meet
Also, an ordinance, entitled 'a supple
ment to an ordinance in reference to the
Night Police; which was read a first and
second time, and laid over.
Ako, the following reeolutinn, which
was read 3 times and adopted, viz.
Resolved, That the Market Committee
he instructed to inquire into the present sit.
uation of the Second Street Market, and as
certain how much has been collected by
W. Whitaker as rent of the stalls in the
same, and how much has been paid over to
the contras tors and Builders of the same.
Also, the. fallowing resolution, which
was reed a first rind second time and laid
over, viz,. Resolved, That the Street com
mittee be authorised to have Factory Street
repaired. provided the expense do not ex
ceed one hundred dollars. Chargeable to
appropriation No. 7.
Jefferson County contains 1788 taxshles.
In 1835 the number was 904, showing an
increase of 90 per cent, in seven yews.
A cometti may be compared to tinder,
which laya itself out to catch sparks, but
does not atways succeed in ligh ling up a
tairteo4lre fat/nixing „copy of ittei itten
opirticifi Court of - Inquiry,
case el.Commauder .Mackenzie, obtained
from the authorities at Washington:—
U. S SHIP N. CAROLINA,
January 20. h, 1843.
PRESENT.—Commodores Charles Stew.
art, Jacob Jones, Alexander J. Dallas.
Judge Advocate, Ogden Huffman.
The Court after due deliberation, resolve
to report the facts amid circumstances of the I
case submitted to them, and to deliver_their
opinion upon the facts as faihpws:—
In the execution of the order of the Hon.
Sficretary of the Navy, the Court, with the
exception of ten of the crew, who are in'
ctnifinement, examined every officer, Sea•
man and apprentice. belonging to the U.
S. brig Somers, in her late cruise, and
nanimously report th.m following facts as
proved to the satisfaction of the Court by
the testimony, the record of ,w bleb they have
the honor Lerewith to submit.
That on the 27th November, 1842, in
lat. 1:324 16, and longitude 41 24 45, Cona•
mander Mackenzi- discovered that a muti
ny had been organized on board the brig
The Court farther finds that such meet_
tog did exist, end that Midshipman Spen
cer, b.tatswain's mate Samuel Cromwell,
ands arnan Elisha Small, were ringleaders
in it, and that others oldie crew had know
ledge of its existence, and participated id
its guilt. •
That on the 27th Novernive-, Midship.
men Spencer was arrested and confined in
irons, that on the subsequent (LI, boat , -
swaie's mate Crow wel', sod seaman Small
were also confined in irons, and at the time
they were so confined, it was the intention
of Commander Mackenzie to bring them to
the United States to be tried by the laws of
their country, and that to effect this desired
ohject, Commander Mackenzie adopted ev.
ery measure that a brave, prudent and skill
full officer could adopt. That during the
emifinement of the prisoners, sullenness,
discontent, inattention to duty, disobedi
ence to orders, often as seamen know, and
riava records prove, the sole precursors to
open acts of violence and blood. were man.
ifested by the crew, and justly excited the
belief in the Commander and the officers,
that an attempt would be made to rescue the
prisoners and take the brig from those whom
she had been entrusted to the Government.
The Court farther find, that there was nn
place on hoard the brig, which would have
given greater assurance of protecting the
prisoners front a rescue, than the quarter
deck, on which they were confined.
That Commander Mackenzie, in the re•
sponsible situation in which he was placed,
sought, as it was his duty to do, the advice
and counsel of his officers, and that the u.
naiumous advice and opinion of those offi
cers, after an examination of some of. the
crew and careful deliberation, was that the
safely of the brig Somers depended upon
the immediate execution of Midshipman
Spencer, boatstain's mate Cromwell, and
Teat Commander Mackenzie in pursu
anee of the advice t f his officers, and in o•
hedience to the dictates of Ills own
merit, (lid execute, by hanging, Midshipman
Spencer, boatawain's ma's Cromwell, and
That such execution took place on the'
Ist December, 1542, in latitude 17 deg.
34m. 26e , and longitude 41 deg. 24m.455,'
and that the brig at the time of the excitr_
tion was, by the log, dista t fiom St. Tho
mas 5251 miles, at which place she arrived
on the sth December, 1842.
The Co,irt far , her find that the conduct
of Commander !Mackenzie had been kind to
his crew, attentive to their wants and their
comorts, that he was studious to promote,
their knowledge of their profession, and
that no pun shments were inflicted greater
than were rendered necessary by the dis
cordant nature of 'he crew, and the proper,
discipline of a man of war.
The Court farther find that the conduct
of Commander Mackenzie, Lieut. Ganse
-voort, and the officera of the brig. was, dur
ing the trying scenes through Which they
passed, collected, calm and brave, and pus"
iified the confidence reposed in them by
OPINION.—The Court are, therefore, of
That a mutiny had been organized on
hoard the U. S. brig Somers, to murder the
officers and take possession of the brig.
That Mids‘lioiniti Philip Spencer, boat
swain's mate S.imuel Cromwell, and sea
man Elisha Small. were concerned in, and
guilty of such mutiny.
That had not the execution taken place
an attempt would have taken place to release
the prisoners, murder the ()dicers, and take
conim,orl of the brig.
That such an attempt, had it been made
in the .night, or during a squall, would, in
the judgment of the Court, from the num
ber and, character of the crew, small size of
the brig, and the daily decreasing physical
strength of the officers. occasioned by al
most constant watching and broken slum
bers, have been surces-ful.
'Foal Commander Mackenzie, under
these circumstances, was not bound to risk
the safety of his vessel, and jeopaid the
lives of the young ofTicers, and the loyal of
his crew, in order to secure to the guilty
the forms of trial, and that the immediate
execution of the prisoners was demanded
by duty and justified by necessity.
The Court are farther of opinion, that
throughout all these painful occurrences, so
well calculated to disturb the judgment, and
try the energy of the bravest and most ex
perienced officer, the conduct of Corntnan•
der Mackenzie and his'efiicets, was pru
dent, calm and firm, and that ha and they
honorably performed their•.duty to the ser
vice and their country. •
CTI AS. STE ART.
President of the Court.
(Signedy. OGDEN HQFFMA N.
• Judge Advocate.
WILL be sold by order °CB. weaver. Et 4., Iljurfle
at No. 61 Liberty street. on Figay,lroli' ?7th,
at 111 teefottiVA. faileanA'yabiible lot at
COPPER, TIN and SHEET IRON WARE.
Terns- easb par' matey. IL A, ErAUSIMAN.
1111UR-VPIKE ELECTION, --The stockholders of the
Greensborgh and Pllleburgh Turnpike rgisd rook
Pony, are hereby notified that an election &v . Iteneiers
for the ensuing year, will be held on the first IllosidlA4 et
March next, at !e Central Toll house, No. 3. paid
road. JOHN M. DAVite,
feh 13--3 t. Treasurer-
Pttliburgh February. 6. 1843, ti
A N election for President. Managers andiNkangsf
I lie Company for erecting a Bridle over Shelton •
ongabela river opposite Pittsburgh, In the County of Al
legheny, will be held sane toll house On Monday; tie
6th of March next. at 3 : o'clock P. M.
f&) 7-3( w.•
J US7' RECEIVED--A complete assortattet &Gt.
lies. pots, Bake and Dutch Ovens, aid 111101110.
Lids to suit all sizen—also, Stoves, Grates, tte.,rot sift
on accommodating terms.
18.8.4 C 114RRI8, Attitt
and Com. Mereli't No• 9, SIAM.
F OR SALE OR EARTER.-10 dozen goat Motes
Socks, 50 small balls of twine For asks low tor
cash or tartar to suit I. HARMS,
Fen •1 Ag't and Com. Mr.mtet, sth d.
EnThat leandeume . brick Collage on the..lok
road,three mile: from this city, with three Of
more acres of land and garden abohndlng with
fruit trees and shrubbery in high cultivation. This bowie
which is most pleasantly situated on a gentle rise from
the Turnpike., commanding a splendid view of the Set—
rounding country; contains two rooms well fiabhed,the
kitchoa,which is large, affords every convenience With
a never failing running fountain and pump of the pignut
water at Its door. Barn, Statile Room and oat- kvitst jai
a proper distance from the house. Rent very low, to
PUIL the times—fur further particulars, apply at the ware,
110,1. P of A. Beelen, on Fronttei met, or to the proprietor,
adjoining the Premises. D UVID . 4sEELrft.
feh 11--Iw. [Advocate copylw.]
Ox TIIE GREAT CENTR►L ROUTE, VIE NATIONAL ROAD
AND RALTINORIC AND OSLO RAIL ROAD COELNANT. '
wllse or 11. S. Mall Catches (be Was City.
ißaltimore, PAiladelptia aid .ftw York.
This line is In full operation and leaves Plttabgegh deity
at 6 o'clock A; M., via Washington ?a. add—asticniai
road to Cumberland, connecting hero with the raft road
Co'w. to all the above places: Travellers will find this
a !Teed v and comfortable route, it being tk separate sad
distinct Pittsbiaigh and Cumberland line, facilities w4ll he
afforded which have not been heretofore enjoyed. Sa
lm coaches furnirhwi at the shortest notice, wiselh•
privilegr of acing through direct, Or taking ens
real at 'heir option-
Fare from Piitsburgli to Baltimore, *MAO
Pittshit'g to Relay ilOUF(I, $lO.OO
Thence to Washington 2,00 )..
... . ,
Pittshurgh to rhliadephia, AB
For through iirkeis, annoy at our office at the eta;
or exchange aotel, orat our office at i,ne Mesonipthipt,
Howie L. W. STDCKTIDigt,..--
Fen. 3d—dtf. . President of N.E. Stage et.
d isiNa SKINS. The sutnterilw!r Ings recante a
LLarne asr•ortntent of Lining frigins, of auneriollirg.
y, which he otters mttrh lower Ihan they can balluilL att
any other place in the cask only.
Feb. 11,11843-1 w
icr On. or Tssmin.--Tilis truly wonderful OM . kir
preparation. restores old leather, and wallow ir etiell i g
a , . evar--inakes Shoes, or Boots pe-feeitly water tfirtti,
of court* much warmer—softens the leather, welldeltit
a relief to your Corns. It can be , used at ate,
whether the lettillt4 le dry or damp. and ytatw•a
shoes wi.l receive as fine a polish as ever.
ran he had only at TUTTIA'S Jtfeeticat Artitcy,
frig the Honorable, the Judges of the Coact of Gli=
I_ Quarter le=sions of the Peace, In and for itsr
ty of Allegheny:
The petition of Alexander Ste art, of the Bo
Ere:o,rib. to Said county, respectfully shcsirett4.....,...
That he is welt provided with house room and Wire
conveniences for the accommodation of , strailtig i T4-,
travellers, at the linuse now occupied by himasa
and hell g Jesirons to continue in that business be Ills,p
your bowies to grant hint a license to keep an 4111 t.
house of Public Entertainment. And he will pray. p.
ALEX. 3TE W AIM -
The undersigned cbizens of the Borough and .
ship of Elisabeth, respectfully certify, that Alen
Stewart,the above named applicant, Is a gent
gonii repute for honesty and temperance, whir, ..
provided with house room and conveniences ftiga
commis:lotion •nd lodging of strangers and.
and that said tavern is necessary for the aue
tiou of the public.
John M Laughlin J D Graham . • • ...
Jl. Morris Samuel Walker - z
James Scott F McGow in
Garret Wall J H Allister .;; ~
A F Shields ft Boyd
Alex McCaughan Henry Westbay
Wrn Srader James Donis* ,
James Power C R Warren
Solicit GollowaY J W Wiesti6y
James A Ekin Abner Warren
C F . Diehl Samuel Lyet
John Walker, Scn, .1 li Watson
James Hutchison - John Power
6 TONS Tennessee Pig Iron, For We low
close consignmeut, by
OTuesday, at the Military Ran, at Coneert . finil.
‘Jr a IILArK MERINO SHAWL with a sinninter.
der It is supposed to have been taken away in
as another Shawl of a different quality wails"
place l'he person who has it will be liberally re
by leaving it at this office, *bier
FOR SALE —A good Farm of tito aerator',
land, lying on thelvvestiside of the Montan:atter
er, above Pittsburgh, 100 acres is ImproVedta
good dwelling hoax, barn and tenant house and Ira!
be sold a bargain—for terms enquire at ItAßßll iat tp.
office, telligence sth al.
TOOTS, SHOES, SOCKS, ¢c—Just retched, .ek
small assorinient of Men's. Women's and chitifiedre
Hoots and shoes—fors:oe for cosh or produce's( HASJ
RCS'S tolelligence office slb st. 1156
FOR NEW ORLEANS*
.... 0 ,. - Immediately on the opening of arsi•
-..---, - .. - - -, .:7 1 / 4 -- -- elation, the substantial built ate
LOONQUIN. Hiram gaunt:, Master, will depart, ,
the above and Intermediate ports. on the openlngpfl.
river. For 1, iozht or passaee apply on board. or to' --..
131 ft MINI:11AM 4- CO , No. 60, Water. at:
N. R. The kb:annum is now undergoing repairs, and
win be ready to receive freight on Friday next. fee 9pir
Lt. B. !CLAY, ALLX. P. Tnomrson•
IY/cll Aar at. TIXOTREPSON.
CIENER ALi AGENTS and Commission M
ST. LOUIS, ao.s.
Messrs. Turhett, Royer 4.
W. H. Campbell 4- co.
Cope. Tod bonter.4 Co. 2 p,iia. $f
mnrg.n,cru,ther 4' Co- $
‘‘ Woods, Yeatman ic Co, st L o o s .
Woods, Christy Co. $
CAREEN .BPPLE'S. Just received from etta. A.
40 bids Green Apples, comprising every vi bit
Gist rate order. ISAAC CRUM"
frthr 4 . 148 I.lherfrats
LoPER.IND TIMOTHY SEED always 04
Gto toes to snit purchasers, apply to E. cittte
feh 4. 1411iiiteit
WaNTED TO PURCILBSE,— * him
100 bushels Clever wed. for
market Wee wilt he Riven. ;
IRD 4 1 11,(11111 A f supPlY of Hu
fir Conary. ileativied !ape; jeee
feb 3. F L SMOWD/111;1411