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From the Colunabia Tekscope.
Por the extent and mutifariousness -of
his knowledge-he was indeed a very ex
traordinary man; He published works on
Law, Medicine, Medical Jurisprudeice,
Political Economy, and was an habitua)
writer upon current politics. He transla
ted Justinian And Broussais. He received
an hono ry diploma.of doctor of medi
clue from the University o, lennsylvania,
and was-dJudge of the Coui-t'of Common
Law of that State. He wai at one litte
. Profesior of Chemistry in the College of
Carlisle-was offered the same .chair in
the University of Virginia by his friend
Mr. Jefferson,. and subsequently filled.it in
the College of South Carolina. Of the
last he became President, upon the death
- of Dr. Maxcy, and by order of the trus
trees lectured on Chemistry, Geology, and
Political Economy. To these encyclope
dia adquirements and occupations he add
ed.a large acquaintance with elegant lit
crat u re. .
At.the age of eighteen-he came from the
University of Oxford, with its scholarship
- and its censures. He- at once associaied
himself .(rith the natural ardor of his tem
per anoof his time of life) with that party
in En;,land which hailed with rapturous
enthusiasm the - commencement of the
French revolution. . How few of his asso
ciates have, like him, lived to see, after the
gloomy eclipse df their hopes for so many
years by the turbulent and bloody eventuof
that itruggle, their final realization in tho
regeneration of Europe! ; His hopefultiess
had never failed. -From 18 to 80, the love
of liberty never forsook him-nor a cheer
ful confidence in its triumph-nor a wil
ling labor in its'service. Associating hin
self with the most excited of the. -Anglo
Gallican party, he sianalized at once -his
zeal aud courage in the earliest effort of his
pen. lie entered the lists with Mr.Burke..
whose..prophetic spirit had penetrated into
all the horrors of the storm, but could not
see through its darkness, the results for
which a benign providence permitted a
season of desofation. The same courage
which impelled Dr. Cooper into the con
troversy with Mr. Burke, promnpfted him
to the more hazardous adventure of de
- nouncing Robespierre from the tribunal of
the Jicobins, whither he had been sent a
delegate from a Manchester association.
The versatility of his talents was conspicu,
ous at this early period. Within a very
short space of-time he-was a political ints
sionarv a'imember of a committee of chem
ists to'repoit upon the intensity. of certain
dye stuffi-and stood with Mr. Erskine at
the Assiies ai junior council for Mr. Wal.
ker and other gentlemen of Manchester
ohar;ed with treason. - When the elo.
quence of Burke, the power of Pitt, and
the urnaiakable atrocities of the- French
revolutioni, had crqshed the'Gallican party
in Eugland, young Cooper in 1793, -fol
lowsed Dr.. Priestly to this country, whith
or~the advocates of liberty had turned their
ahin i1-t frin the blasted prosp&s. of
E'op-e .i,tco'he combined the pursuits
of.scie.ae una niterature wiun an active
p)rticipation inpolitical affairs'. I-e 'as
sociated -withbDr. Priestly in his philoso
phical investigations, and upon his death
published an'laborate biography of him
in two Fo6s. ~. -
In'ifie contests between theFederal and
Rep ublicas parties he of course took sides
with the litter, and signalized his adher
once to it by th6 free exercise of his ready
pen. For a spirited attimadversion upon.
- the prizciples and tendency of the admitnis
eration of the elder Adams, lie incurred
the penalties of the sedition law, by fine
and imprisonment." The pecuniary- mulct
-has not been restored to harn by the tardy
justice of Congress.
The opinions which he adopted forty
years since in regard to the relative rights
and powers of tihe State and Generti gov
ornments, were maintained by him ,with
perfect consistency throughout his lifd.
He efficieatly sustained the administration
of Jefferson, Madison and Monro-advo
cated the elecion of the great and persecu
sed Crawford-and opposed J1. Q. Adams.
When Gee. Jackson abandonled his princi
plies, Dr. Cooper abandoned him; and see
ing no reason to approve tn his successor
what be had egedemaned in that ext raordin
ar man, be-continued until his death in
oj oition to ltr.Van Buren,
the controversy of Snu th Carolina
with.the General Government, he vindica
ted the policy of the State with signal zeal
and ability, and contributed, witht "Brutus
* and the re't" to-arouse and inform public
opinion. Amidst the high names which
illustrated that bold and patriotic move
mentshis was conspicuous. His facility
ofcompouition, his readiness to wvork, his
ab~undant knowledge, and the point and
and terseness of his style, gave him great
influen'ee on public opinion,- and properly
entitled him to be classed among the lea
* ders in that enterprize. -- -
Nor did his active participation in those
stirring events abstract him from the pur-'
suits of science or philosophy, or interrupt
the most es'effplary attention to his pecu
Lar duties as-President and.Professor. No
* otne ever performed those duties with more
exac~t punctuality. His presence in the Iee
Iure-room was as regular as the arrival of
she hour, and when there, those who heard
him could scarcely have believed that he
had ever ccupied his mind but with the
. busittess appropriate to that scene. He
shewed great mastery of his .sultjet-a
perfect acquaintance with every addition
mnade to it from any quarter of the globe
and brought illustrations from the whole
circle of science and the whole field of lit
erature.-Hie lectures werenot only instruc
sive, bat beautiful, and .delivered with a
perspicacity and simplicity that at once
* adapted 'them to the com'prehension of
learners, and- recomaternded themn to the
tase-of the learned.
That his abundance rof knowledge, an'd
gncommon aptitude to communieate it,
joined to great industry and activity, failed
c eonfer upon the College, that, degree of
-. prosperity which might have been expec
-ted from such a comijination of qualities in
the President, perhaps arose from his avow
al of peculiar opinions on tlpeological sub
jeese-opinions which, it appbars to ns, -he
would have been wiser not to have enter
tained. and more prudent not to have a
Upon his resignation of the Presidency
of the College, the-Legislature canlided to i
him, with a liberal salary, the collection i
and digesting of the Statutes of the State., I
in the performance of which:duty he died, I
having completed four volumes.
The predoiinant qualities of Dr. Coop- i
er's intellectual character were intrepidity i
and ac~tivitr. His minid coursed the whole i
field of learning with uutiring rapidity. It i
incesssantly sought for knowledge not with
any apparent drudgery or toil, hut, up to
the last moments of his life, with that youth i
ful and fresh alacrity which belongs tot the
pjursuit of pleasure. He did not hesitate -
to follow his reasoning wherever it led, and 4
what he thought, he said. Authority had I
but little. weight with him.. He always 1
endeavored to apply the touchstone of ,
reason to every proposition; and to judge i
of it by that test alone.- - . . I
" His multifarious studies, and his uncon- I
mdoly wide observation of society, had en- i
riched hismnemory with vast stores of useful I
&agreeable topiti:& these,combinedwith a i
cheerful.temper, a social spirit, and a most I
pleasant style of conversatiou rendered him
rahle talker-terse, epigramatic, gay, and
iiastructive. lie was rarely in a company
in which he did not say the best tbitig that
was uttered. His donversation was illus- I
trated by well turned anecdotes, ornament- i
ed by sparkling classicnl allusions, and
enriched by sensible and judicious remarks. -
His temper was most agreeable, and his 4
muniere d'etre distinguished by a perva- I
ding bon /tommie kindliness of nature. He I
was benevolent, friendly and impulsive: 4
prompt to lo a good turn. "to spread friend
ships and to cover heats." liet was liond I
of children, add'ited to pets. and kind to
servants. Throughout his whole behaviour
there was a winning simplicity and direct
ness, always agreeable, but inloue of his
age, learning, and abilities, peculiaty cap
tivating. He'resided amongst us.for the
last twenty years, anti we doubt whether I
he hai ever been known to manifest a fee- I
ling of personal unkindness towards any
Whether his labours in the cause of
Science and Liberty shull give a lasting
tnemory to his name, we will not under
take to judge; but we cnnfidenitl say that I
he will long be recolltcted by those who I
knew him, with affection atd respect. As I
he honoured us with his friendship, and ,
received in return our love atid admiration, I
it was-gratifying to ts to see the firmness ,
and eqiuanimity with which he sustained
himtself tirough a loig and painful sick
ness, and the resignation with which he
watched the slow and certain approach of
From - Chereley, or the Man of Honor,"
A Novel, by Lidy Lytton Bulwer.
"For such as believe that Love is and
ought to be omnipotent, the following
'tale' ca! have but little attraction; and,
on the other hand, to-tbose the unmerci
fully virtuous, who deetn that to "feel
tempted, is to sin,'' and whio in their no
tions of. the perfeclible capacities of hu
mad nature, go beyond ,Py.hpgras id
Plib it will have still less: for to them
the many languaged voice of the passions
is the unknown tongue of St. Patf.l
quiring interpretation;. they are, indeed
'righteous over much,' yet wanting all
. The fair humanities of old religion.'
Oh! how many uncanoniied martyrs
there are in every day domestic atairs,
hourly warring boih with the flesh and :he
spirit (and literally taking tip their cross I
daily;) and this must ever le the case as
lorgas tnen continue to enforce the laws
of God grammatically, thereby assuming1
a wide difference between the tansculinei
and feminitne, wvhich is no where to be
found- in the text! 'C'est une triste me
tierqtue celle dle femme,' says the French
proverb, and it says truly. In society,mhes
worst conducted womer. generally fare
the best, because their provocations to
misconduct are often most humanely ande
charitably allowved ; while the really virtu
ous almost invariably find coolness and ini
sensil'ility, or wantof temptation the only
merits awarded to them. .But it is in Eng- I
land alone that there is a dark and jesuit
teal hypocrisy in the systematically unjust,
condluct of men towards wvomen; and thosei
gentlemen who write the most liberally
anti lachrymosely abotut the errors of fe
male education, which tends t.o stultifya
their intellect, warp their judgment,wmeak
en the moral tone ut their natures. and in
every way unfit them to be the complatn-r
ions of men, are the very first practicallyr
to labor for this state of things, wvhtch they
affect to deprecate. As tmost husbiands
appear to think,.that if their wives have a I
second idea, the world cannot be large e
bough for them both, any more than two
suns can shine in one hemisphere. Butr
the manner of evinci'ng this opinion is event
more effensive than the opiniotn itself, as
they never cease to. qjiche the veto that
women have no right even to-menmal free
will,and are as much suirprised at their
daring to express. an .opinion, different to -r
what they have been commanded to enter.
tain, as if the ground on which they walk-i
ed.were suddenly to exclaim, 'Don't tram
pe on me so hardly!' Then come the ex
parte judgetments of how farthings ought
to annoy or please others-a matter per
feetly itapossible to bedecidled upon,' butc
hy self;-so true.is the assertioin of Epicte
tus, 'that men are more tormented by. the
opinion of things than by the things tliem
selves" - -t
Wefind an-admirable description of a
lady, evidently intended by the authoress
for herself, and shortly afterward some re- I
Iections which evidently originated in the
lady's own experience.
"Lady de Cliflord wvas taller than her
sister; her beauty was altogether o.f a dif
Trent kind; her head and the manner isn
9rhich it w as placed upon her shoulders,
wasq(uite as cl~ssical as Fnnny's; hut then
the contour was more that of Juno than of
Frank, generous, and affectionate, she
met with nothing in herhushand's family
bttt deceit, meanness, and coldness. Like
all initellecttual women she was of a social
disposition~and halfher lifewas contdemned
tom solitude and silence. Clever tmen have
a thousand ways of makihmg their -talents -i
available-science, politics, lawv, war, lit
gature, oil are.-opu 4o,_thcmp; 'self-love
and social are not necessarily the same;
but a woman has bt one sphere wherein
to enjoy her tnients...onietv. It may ho
irged that literature is equally open to
hem a- the other sex ; not so; for, gen
tray spehkinig,women have either fathers
orothers or husbands, who would shrink
ruin.having an authoress for a dtaughter,
istir - or .wife; and the reasonrisbobvious:
arises froin a fear that tbej might either
lisgrace or -distinguish themselyes-two
esults equally distasteful -to-the prideof
"lhow often, either prior or subsequent
o some disgusting and disgraceful trial,.
ovhose issue whether pro or 'con.,was to
tend. some lovely but frail (or it might be
>uly-imprudent) woman an outcast upon
lie wnrld fur ever-the theme of every
,ossip-the jibe'of every lacque3, had'slie
teen the heartless cause of all'in a-brilliant
assemblage,' mid the blush of beauty and
he blaze of fashion, the gayest of the gay!
ianging wooingly over another; or lead
ng the smile and pointing the jest at his
ast poor victim, who at that monient.had,
io companion but her hot tears and her
sroken heart, and who, instead of the rosy
ivread Is and sparkling gems with which
ihe lately attracted all beholders, had now
ter poor temples covered wit I Leeches-to a
void madness! And is* it for such cold
dlooded. heartless, soulless wretffies as
:hose, she has asked herself, that's woman
-isks-a nd loses all!
"There are, it is true; some -men who
ire longer than others in coming to this
leieriination; but come to it they do at
ast, and although their words may be
ess coarse, their conduct is not-more deli
:ate. There are epicures in love as well'
Is in gastronomy, and itieither. cne they
ike to prolong anl refine t heir pleasure as
nuch as possible, foi which reahn~, the
:picurean profligate will' for some tinie,
mdeavor to honor and exalt his -victim as
nuch as possible, till convenience, inter
st, or circtmstance, make him desire a
Iange; or what is more- sure than any,
ill custom that mildew of a man's heart.
ilights every feeling, and then theri is but
For man, seldom just to man, is necr so to
Lady Buiver's Novel.-Ularper & Bro
her have published Cheveley, or the
nan of honor-the book in -which, the pub
ic have been given to understand Si-.Ed.
Yard Lytton Bulwer endures castigation
or his anti-conjugal misdoings. For the
ake of literature, we hope that the hus
mond ofthe novel-the individual s'ppos
d to be intended for the naughty novelist
-does not give a faith~ful representation of
5ir Edward's character and conduct. If
is offences ari but a lithe of 'those as
ribed to Lord De Clifford' in the tale, the
adies ought to ostracise hin, 6i:f his ne
lunintance und throw his nog1ls into the
ire. Joking apart, howevcr,-Jhe Cheve
ev is a remarkable work, the production
.videitly, of a powt-erful min rritiated to
he. highest pointitpf scbro andIntito-wim
)y wrongs,-.real or imaginf . -.si'iri'
tinal, often brilliant, sortnijesi ofafhnil,
-igorous, and highly intersmig,-even
vithout reference to the personality sup
osed. to'eiiivo[d in i "-itawill be as.
Ouck' t;ikelt'or in the ,literafy circles, as
Pelhani was whea- it -came ou.-..N. York,
VOLCANIC PHFNOMVNA.-- osto our
'eaders have met in Ahe newsppers .of the
lay, accounts of the dreadfuearithquake
n the West India Islands, especially in
Vartinique, Guadaloupe, and- St. Lucia,
oy which six 'hundred lives'and an im
nense amount of property Were lost.
r'his sad ca tastrophe took pla'ce ott te 11,
2th, and 13th, days of Jagqpary. Late
itelligence from Spain intforms~ us. that
nt the 10th of the same mouth, an earth
Inke shock, one minute in duration was
elt in that kingdom. The St.- Louis Ga
:ette states that oni the morning of the 7th
*f January the water of the lake on the
kmnerican Bot tonm, opposite to -that city,
alled the "Grand Marais," covering more
han one thousand acres, suddlenly disap
eared, leaving nine tenths of its bed en
rely bare. It has since filled up gradual
y, but the fish in the latke appear to have
eenz all destroyed. While the'water wvas
xhausted, a huge fissure was discovered
a the earth at the bottom of the lake, ex
ending from bank to bank.
Itn view of this extriuordinary coinci
ence, there can scarcely a doubt exist,
bat all these phenomena .were the result
if the same secondary cause; and we have
eason to believe, that the extent of the
onvulsion has not yet been defined. In
elligence from volcantic regions more dis
ant will, wve think, confirmthe idea.which
ias been expressed that the shock extenided
iver most of the glohe. ..-And. what a vats
vhat a magnificent idea!'- What a fearful
nanifestation of omnipotent might? It is
he trembling of a world bbneat h the foot
read of its Creator!
In reference to the coiricidence of which
ye are speaking, the editoi- of the New
(ork Star suggests that there, are subter
anean and submarine communications
hroughout the bed of ,the, Gulf of Mex
co and the Mississippi- valley, perhaps
Iso extendini; under our great'- lakes
a the Arctic ocean. Martinique antI Gua
laloupe, and many o.the.Wesi India hal
inds, showv,by .their. obtruncated mountain
nes, an evident volcanie. formation and
hat they have been thrown...up fr.om be
teath. The entire vast'chain of the Cor
lilleras Mountains,.from Terra.del Fuego
o California northerests -,Idanic cav-.
rns and corridors -oflexitiot4eraters. ,or
in those, that are still in active operation,
ike beacon fi..'on lfelGfly, snowelad
urnmi's. T e~ e'arthquakes of the Missis-.
ippi valley some years since,a'nd the for
nations there,jindicate the samnestruettire.
celandf anil lis h'ot'isrinia and sulphuir
nernstations, show an arctic conheci'pn
>robably with the 'Plutorjiat arrangment,
ad the whole Ieads,inh .te?lief that j here
ire volcanice caverns from. pole, to phle.
ouisville Literary News. 4ce*er. .,
Fwat.A-Returns foi-mne'mlber of Con
tress'frpdm eleven coutien'in Florida; give
3altzelI 591 votes over Col. Dnwning, the
iresent member.' It is sni4jCol D.''s ma
arities in -the Eastern Counties. will over
alance this vote; if the. nueperof. votes
iollbd, -6(da..1hdse- of J887-the re'sut.
owever, is doubtfbl. t4sh'%bieted that
majority of votes hats bee. cast in fav-or
* DG FilReli t. 1I
THuasDar, MAT 30,-18d9.
-Articles intended for insertion. should
be handed in at as early a day, before pub
lication a possible. I neglect of this,
causes us tuch trouble.
Warm Weather.-We 'xperiented unu
sually warm weather for a few days du
ring the past week, at this place. ' On
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 3 P.
M. the thermometer stood at 90 degrees
in the shade.
The Academies at Edgefield C, House.
-These institutions are in quite a flour
ishing condition. At the bead of the Male
Academy, is Mr. H. A. Jones, a gentle.
man well qualified to discharge the vari
ous duties of his station. The Rev. Wm.
B. Johnson is the Principal of the Female
Academy. It is scarcely necessary for us
to speak of his qualifications. He has
achieved for himself a reputation which
has extended all over the State, and a large
portion of Georgia. It gives us pleasure to
say, that the number of his pupils has
Numerous young ladies from Edgefield,
the adjaceutDistricts, and the low country,
are now receiving the benefit of his in
Dr. Cooper.-In another column of our
paper, will he founal an, interesting bio
graphical sketch ofthis gentleman. Among
men renowned for their learning, Dr.
Cooper stands 'proudly pre-eminent.' Let
his failings be " written in water," but let
his virtues be 'engraven in "letters of
Rmerson's Arithmetic.--We have re
ceived from the Publishers, Messrs. G. W.
Palmer & Co. of Boston,-a copy of a work
called "The North American Arithmetic,
purt 1st, for young beginners." The work
is generally spoken of favorably.
The Charleston Courier of the 25th inst.
says, "A letter received at this office,
states that a dispute occurred, at Barnwell
Court House, on tho 9th ult., between Mr.
James Horton, and Mr. Augustus B. 0'
Bannon, in which the former was shot
through the body by the latter. Mr. 11.
expired of the wound the next day."
James Rose. Esq. of Charleston, is a
candidate for the office of President of the
Bank of the State-of South Carolina.
Chancellor 1arpir siiled from N. York
for London, in the packet ship Montreal,
on the 11th inst.
Jails to Let.-A late number of the
Greenville Alountaineer says,that the jail
at that place is without occupants. It is
said that the jail at Northampton, Massa
chusetts, is also without tenants. The of
Ice of Jailor must go "a begging" in those
The Daughter, of Linnaus.-An ex
change paper says t'nat Louisa, the last
sutviv'ing daughter of the distinguished
Swedish Botanist, died recently at Upsal,
Ercessive Legislation.-Three hundred
and ninety laws were enacted by the Le
gislature of New York, during the session
just closed. The Legislature was in ses
sion,one hundred and twen ty-seveq days.
South Western Rail Road Bank.-E x
Governor Metcalf, of Kentu~ky, has pub
lished a letter, in which lie takes ground
against the charter of the South Western
Rail Road Bank,by the Kentucky Legis
lature. He says that it would be in viola
tion of the spirit, if not of the letter of the
Loafers.-The editor of the Brunswick
Advocate says that the trade of Loafing is
quite flourishing in that town. Loafers
abound, we believe, in every town in the
United States. There are some at Edge
field Court House. A short ime since, we
sawv a fellow of this class wallowing in the
street, and speaking like a Congress ora
tor. He rose tup sod staggered to a house,
where some gentlemen were sitting. He
said he had been a soldier, a schoolmaster,
and was now a fortune teller ! He offered
to tell, for a trifling consideration, the for
tune and age of any. person in the compa
ny. No one heeded him. Some. old
bachelors, who had not yet despaired of
obtaining wives, being- present, very pru
dently retreated,' not, wishing the conjurer
to telt their ages.
Mr. James H. R. Washingtoe,es~jtor of
t~be Georgialournal, after a few months
tinal of ttie, editorial,..profession, lias reti
red. Probably he did not find the profes:
sion as lucrdtimcl or the- life as eaay. as he.
expected. J tintiist be cotfessed, that an
e'ditor dosn~a~~y "lie on a bed of
Min:ister to Central Amnerica-T he N.
York paper. state that -the.resident has
aippointedi Wmn. Leggeii, Esq. of N..York,
fort merly Editor of the Evening Post and,
Plai'i D'e'lei 'as luinistd'Ytd&ntral A
The Rain Theoy of Mr. Espy.-We
publish this week, an abstract of the rain
theory of this gentleman. Whatever may.
be thought of it, the author is not such a
charlatan, or lunatic,as many suppose. He
is really a gentleman of high ;cientific at
tainments. A British journal, a year or
two since, spoke of him as a distinguished
philosopher. It will be remembered that
his petition to Congress, met with a cold re
ception. It excited nothing but ridicule.
By no means daunted, the philosopher prej
sented a similar one to .the Legislature of
Pensylvania. It was more favorably re
ceived. A cotemporary journal says,
"Ma.Esry-the Rain King.the modern
Jupiter Pldvius-seems to have had .more
success with the Pennsylvania Legislature
than he had witb Congress. A committee
of the Pennsylvania House of Represen
tatives has reported a resolution. encour
aging him to proceed with his experiments
at rain making. The report provides a re
ward of $25,000 on condition of his rain
ing over a territory of 5,000 square miles,
and $50,000 on condition of his raining
over a territory of 10,000 square miles.
Great Union Meeting in Milledgeville,
Ga.-A large and respectable meeticg of
the Union Party of Georgia, was recently
held at-Milledgeville. The Hon. Thomas
Glascock.submitied a resolution, highly ap
proving of the present administration or
the General Government. He submitted
another, recommending to the National
Convention, John Forsyth for the. Vice
Presidency, at the election in 1840. He
also brought forward a resolution approv
ing the nomination of.Charles J. M'Don
aId, Esq. for Governor, by the Democratic
party, in the last Legilatture of Georgia.
He likewise introduced a resolution com
mending the course of1 "many of the pro
minent and leading men of the State
Rights party in other States, as well as in
Georgia. evin'cing a determination to rally
around the principles of '98, as being eal
culated to7 preserve the Constitution in its
original purity-to sustain Southern rights
and our domestic instit'utions-and perpe
tuate the the union of'this Confederacy."
These resolutions were unanimously a
dopted by the meeting.
The Wilmington Advertiser of the 17th
inst. says, "We mentioned in our last,
that the Captainsof the steam boats which
came'in collision between this port and
Charleston, were suspended until the Di
rectory of t he Company could examine the
facts and take some definite action. A
patient and impartial investigation of all
the circumstances, has resulted in the re
moval of Capt. Davis from the command
of the North Carolina." Capt. Davis was
a favorite with the Company, and his re
moval caused great'regret in the commu-'
nity at Wilmington.
The Vice Presidency.-The Kentucky
Gazette states 'by authority," that Col.
R. M. Johnson, whilst believing that he,
has no right to decline a re-election io the
Vice Presidency, if the Republican party
require his services, is yet willing to yield
most cheerfully, to any nomince more ac
reptable to the party.
The duel on the N. Carolina line.-T he
Newhern Spectator says, that the duel tie.
tween Mr. J. Sewell Jones and the "wine
dealer of New York," as that paper calls
his antagonist, dlid not take place as has
been published. The editor says it was
all a mere hoax, though this has been de
nied. We sh all learn the truth by and by.
Thte Alexandria Gazette says, that Lieu
tenant Edwin IV. Moore, late of the U.S.
Navy, has accepted the appointment of
Commander-in-chief of the Texian navy.
Gen. Macomb.--The National Intelli
gencer, of the 15th inst. says, upon re
spectable authority, that the report of the
late arrival of Maj. Gen. Macomob at Newv
Orleans, is incorrect, and that it arose from
the similarity of natmes. It was Lienten
ant Macomb who accompanied General
Wool to New Orleans..
From our Columbia Correspondent.
COxLUaBJA, May 23, 1639.
On Dits.-Chancellor David Johnson
is spoken of as the next Governor, and
will probably he elected. -It is ruinored
that Judue O'Neal will lhe a candidate for
Conigress, in' Gen. Griffin's District, who
declines a re-election; and that Judge
Earle will he a candidate in place of Gen.
Thompson. There is a talk of offering
the office of Lieut..Governor to Judge
Gantt. If all these things are carried out,
whta change. we will have amonig ste
Judges! So much for Madam Rumor.
.FOR THlE ADVERTISER.
" Our holy and our beautiful house, wchere our
fathers praised thee. is burnt up weith fire. and al
ouir pleasant things are laid woast."-Is. lxiv. 11.
It becomes mypainful duty to announce
thiat ;hp Pine Pleasant Baptist Meeting
Hqupp, ini Edgefield Diitrict, near Cole
mqp~s.Cross Roadls, was consumted by firs
on jhe night of the 20th inst. .The fire
was discovered'.by Mr. James B.- Cole
man, about 12 o'clock, who, with his fam
ily was soon at the spot, but' too late to
save the building, or any. of its -contents.
Our House, where we bave freqsuently met
to worship God-the Book y:hicel contain
ed the ;~eords of the Chturct.-our Bible
and Hy mn Boole,-frmWbihih'we have s4
aont hanrd the word of God and snn hin
praise-with other books and furniture, are
all i.n ashes. We regret the loss of our
Bible and Hymn Book, not because they
were eneire valuable than others, but as a
present firom our aged and esteemed friend
Col. Z. S. Brooks.
There is no loubt but that the fire was
the act of in cendiaries,. but proof is not.
sullicient to lead to a suspicion of 'ay in.
dividuals. This is the 4th house which has
been consumed in this way, in this section,
within the last three or four years. How'
long these depredators may go indiecov
ered and'unpunished, God only knows.
In the -loss of our Meeting House. *e
.have some thoughts: 'of comfort. If we
have no house to worship in, we can wor
ship in the woods. God has blessed is
with a disposition and liberality to build
another house; He knows those who iave
done us this injury, and wiU,.in Hlis own
way and time, bring iheni to justiee, -
At a called meeting of the Church,-ow
the 23d inst. mbastires were taken to erect
a new building on the same site. The
new building will-be of brick, if it canbe -
done for a given sum; if not, it will be of
wood. We aie glad to.pay that .e haie
almost enough money subscribed, to erect
-a comfortable wooden building.. We feel
grateful to our friends, who have already
subscrined so liberally, and hope that oth
ers will follow their example.-j We know
the new building, if of wood, will beex-.
posed to the same danger-we dedicate it
to God, whose we are, -and whom we are
willing ib serve. - If the eyes of ihedepre
datora should fall upon this communica
tion, let me enquire, 0, our enemies! what
has the Pine Pleasant Church'done, that-.
you have ,thus injured us?-If injured or
offended, why did you tot tell us wherein?
Be advised by a friend, never,again to do in.
secret, what you are are ashimed or afraid
fol the world to know.
The Congregation are inforned that
preaching will be kept up,on the first Sab
bath and day before, in each month, at lhe
siand near the consumed buildingz'Our
prayer is, that God would move upon the
incendiaries to meet with us, and that tho
church they have so much injured, inay be
the instrument, in the 'hand of Godfin
their conviction and conversion. This,
Mr. Editor, would give us nore-satisfac- -
tion. than to see.them swinging to the gal.
lows, which they justly deserve.
A MEMBE'a OF THE CHURcH.
From dc Sarannah Gporgaen. May 23,
SEMIl'SOLE INDIPs. -In addition to the
intelligence published .in ihe Daily Geor.
gian of Monday, furnished by 'our aitin
tive correspondent, we have been'fa'gnd
with the following from another souree.
.Chistee En athlW 4Snp e'La ' er 'i
Ockee-Haj,(nad. Gon 'ai ' flr
brought up by Col. Barney im Cape
Florida as representatives of Sam Jones
and party and other Indians below. They
have been taken by Col. H. to Fo'rt Kin'g
to see General Macomb, and state thit
Sam Jonses eipreased himself highly pled.
sed with the terms of the pr.oposed treaty,
Difficulties will no doubt be speedily set
tied. A number of Chiefs have been to
Fort King to see General Macomb, and all
are delighted wit h the prospect of peace.
.We further learn fromn gentlemen from
the Territory that it is reported that a tem
porary line will be drawn from.the head
w aters of Peas Creek (which empties into.
the lower part'of Charlotte's Harbor) to.
Cape Sable, andI that the Indians will be
permitted to oceapy temporarify the coun
try enslbracel1 by this temporary line on the
WVest and North West. It is supposed
that two regimnents of troops will be retain
ed in the Territory to protect the settlers
and enforce the provisions of -the Treaty.
Indians in the JWet.-Information has
reached us, of the destrusction of an entire
family on the Apalachicola river, opposite
lola. The faintly- consisted of five per
song, as wvelearn, whose bonesw-eref'ound
on the following day, immediately on the
spot where the house had been biurned;
the house and inmates were 'consumed by
fire during .the night-..not a soul of the
whites escaped! 4 few miles further up
on the river, a boy was killed about the
same time. These atrocities were comn
tmitted, doatless, by- the Creek 'Indians,
who have been for soine time quartered on
the north arm of St. Andrews.Bay.
These Indians will give the people of'
the westr, serious trouble during- tbe ap
proaching summnes. A hundred volunteers
should be raised and placed in the field
west of the A palachicola River, insatanter.
Tallahasse Stazr of the 15th inst.
Fswthe N.'Y. Eaprese.
TeENoaTe E SsTEaN BOULreDARY Quas
TroN.-It appears, that a re-survey of the
disputed Territory.is so be entered upon by
the United 'States and British Govern
ment, which will end, we presume, as
heretofore, in furtherdisputes,-wthout.
any satifactory results. The correspon
dence between Lord Palmerston and the
(Jnite~I States.Minister Plenipotentiary to .
London, indicates the existence of the old -
disease,-!.he indisposition on the part of
both Governmenss,to look this arave ques
sions full in ste face.- Both-Governments
reason, that the .Territory is noi-. worth a
War to either, and both wish to protract a
settlement, because this seems to be. the
easiest way of getting. ever,. and getting
round the~ pressing embarrassments. Ip..
thse mean time, we fear,-thait this' delay ise.
hust the means of gathering materials..o
mnake the difficulty graver than ever,'w pp
it comes to an end. If the settlemesi -is.
to ernd in a compromise,- the increaqpof'
population ts every dayma-king a cotypro
mnise almost ismpoissiR, Tor though mwen
eatn agree as to piarcellinyg ofi'shectaiofa .
.wildernss, it is no easyr 'tisig to' agree..
when the division is t9 be made of mets:
and minds. -The poptilqtion tof' AIine is
daily ptushing to the A rostook, -194. the
late borde~rtroubleosshay.e but direetil thith e
cr tbhnintio f Em &#nnts. ?Ileix.