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JOTTINGS DO - N IN LONDU.
Last night I was at the Opera.
Bulwer and D'Or-ay, by the wa.,.
seemed to have formed an alliance to in
troduce the while cravat, as they were the
only men at the opera who wore them.
They are no longer dotnicillod together,
the Count having given up his sepan,;e e<
tablihment. and living now ahogether at
GoreHouse, Lady Blessington's residence.
D'Orsay's beauty is in high preservamiin.
but he has reformed his liW-- altocelier,
drinks milk, and goes to hell at 1U o'elock.
(not A. M.) I met him drivinc vest--rday
a very splendid turn aut of a eurricle and
pair, an iurease of style correspon Iline to
Lady B's additional sPglendors of' etuipaue.
There is a dash of melancholv grown
over D'Orsay's face since I saw him,
which is not unbecotine. I would not
give much for what remains for hin to
discover in the fieldsof pleasure, yet ifever
man was capable of its keenest zest, it
was "le beant D'Orsay" at twenty.
Lady Bulwer and Sir Edw:itd nre, as
you may know, regularly separatedl. Site
.is living at Bath. I can find few who
have read her book, in the class for wIch
she probably wrote, and people r:hler
wonder at any curiosity about it. It Iti.
they say, however, had : grent ale aiont
the trades people. Bulwer *onk% tlimoer
and more worn rhatt ever. but dresses with
much more care and display th:an he usel
to do. Indeed, the rule seems to be ii
versal, that the frane tnust be embelli.hed
as the picture decays.
I h-ive tnet Mr. W 'bstet .it seve*ral par
tiesand have heen am-ised;i, thesensation
produced by his magnificent hea-l. I dio
not say by his reputation. beesmwe three
persons out of four who h-ive spoket to
me of him, take him to he the Noah Web
eter of the Dictionary ! It woul I he tilli
cult to make our c.,untrymen holieve how
ignorant are even the betterclasse-ijf Eng
land ofour great names, htit I declare to
you that I do not think there are ten peu
pie in any hundred of those who meet
nightly in the drawine rowns of London,
who know for what he is cete .rated. It
has happeued to me, not once, but several
times, to be asked the question. and itie
I have been obliged to rob him of the honor
of the great Dictionary. The literary,
political, and legal men, however. throng
around Mr. Webster, and pay him all the
honor and deference whieh his warnest
friends to A nericia could exw;i-t or desire.
I met him at Hallam's the hismorian, a
night or two since. where were Sidney
Smith, Babbidge, Milman Mills, MWar..a
dy, and a troop of other bright spirits at
the time. and his fine hetud was the focus
of all eyes and thomights. Two ladies
near me were discus-ing hi, phrenological
beatidenwhen a third broke ii wit h.- Well,
I should never think of wasting time at the
top ofhis head. He is the hatdsomest
man lever saw.humps or nob imps. Look
at his stuile!" I do not know whether
much of this sort of tribute was expected,
' but Mr. Webster is likely to reap as many
compliments as laurels abroad.The Atne
rican merchants in London, I see, art, to
give him a dinner, and be is overwhelmed
with nttentious, private and public.
There are great nuimbers of American
ladies in London at present, and ihey seem
to he a good deal the fashion. Mrs. Van
Buren's quiet and high-bred matnners are
very muc'h talked off, and the M1ajor hin
self, like his brother, has been received
quite as a prince rtyal-a-rnited to the
,oor of the House of Lord, &c. .-Mis
Sed wick is here, but she seetms to require a
I hadlbeena a lover of Mihn.atn's poetry
all my life, atnd looked at hinm wi'h great
interest. . He is a little above the mitddle
size, plutmp. (ais herotmes his good living ini
Westminster.) and of a v'ery diork Jewish
physionuomy. Hi1k nose is miore taquteline
than that of a literary Jew who sat beside
ham, Hlaywa-'. the tran'tlutor, but Ilay
ward is all a Hebhrew it e'xtpresion, which
Miltman is not. The eye of the author oft
Fazio is very fine, and alttgether he looks
I was yesterday adttitted to the fltoor or
the House of Commtons, atnd heard a very
fluent and wartm speech friom Lord Multon
on the Edlucatiotn Bill. Thi. yoittng not
bletman's htgh mtoral principiles, giveP li,
speeches weight. and he was well attended
to by the House, thaouih from a rather
emphatic cotnversatton onm the benich just
before tme between O'Conntell and another
personi, I lost every other sentencee. [-e
was dressed in an entire suit of black, with
no shtirt visible, his cr-mvar very loose about
his neck, accomnmodlatintr itself to a full
and rather, unactutmus looikin! slewhip, ht
foxy witt a lit tle askew,atid on the side of his
bead a broad-britmmed, cheap long niap
ped broad blacek hat. Ilik eyes we're oily
and sly, hut his tmoush hmoked the sent of
fun and good nature. lIe seetined entmirely
at homie hough in his loung~iing autitude,
his volumaiinus coat tails crowded very
hard upon Lord Johni Russell, his next
naeighboir. Shiel sattst beyond, in per
son closely resetmbling Mr. Cambireleng
and standing in the pussage at the entrance
of the House, was the author of Viviati
Grey, with a grass green cratvat utnd lotng
hair, talkinig with the handstome Lordl
Stormotnt, and looking ais little like a Le
gislator as could well he imagitted. D'is
raeli's face has grown painfully hollow and
bilious, and his once beasutiful physiogno
my, so retmarkable for its, pale, classic,
scholar like cast, seems to me stow to ex
pressnothting bumt oull'ering atnd qutertilous
ness. His first spteechies in Parlinmtent
were all flowers and poetry, atid fell flt
on the cottmo sense ears of te Hotuse;
but be has sinmce changed his vein, I was
told, he now says his say, in very plain
words and very briefly.
On the same litne of benches with amy
self' but ton the Tory side of lie House, sat
our great stateman, Webster, attracting~
untiversal attention. On otne side of him
sat Sir Robert.Peel, andI on the other Mr.
Mills, (the poet and M. P ) and both were
very earnestly engatged in cotnversationa
with him. lit'uink the H-ouise of Cotmmonms
a much more intellectual body of men
than it is usoually descrihed to be, hut cer
tainly Webster's head was very remai~rk bly
distinguished amougst the distinguishedl
From the Boston Ecening Journal.
This snake is peculiar, we believe, to
North Airica-and was farmerly.found
in reat tilutldance in New England-but
since the country has becoine settled,
.mtd an exterminating war declared against
these noxious reptiles. their numbers have
rapidly decreased, und now they are set
domi seen. They are still to be found,
however, occaionally, we believe, in cer
tain parts ofl every New England state
but gener lly confine theinselvet to.rocky
ledrles in uncultivated tracts of the cou-n'try.
I a Chester, N. II . there is a hill, which as
they formerly made it their abiding place,
iscitlled Rattlesnake lill. A few still re
main; and they are sotnetim-s killed in
the adjoining tOwns, where they wander in
search of water.
A number of years have passed away
since an occurrence took place in tle neigh
horhood of Chester, which certainly was
the occasion of considerable excitement in
tile neigh boring families at the time, and
a hich is still worth relating. Sortie men
were employed in mowing a meadow,
wiih wat. a distance frot a dwelling or
risad-and as the weather was sultry, and
man) parts of the meadow c( vered with
water. one olihem. .11r. R., thought proper
to di1 est hint.'elf of n, arly all his garments.
and I d tle vat of the moiwers sans culotte'
It i., well ktow t hlatv at this s nason, when
drought generally prevailk,ratilesnakes are
vo3erV api to route difown from the high lands
in quest -if v.ter- and as Mr. R. got at
the end of his swath, and stepped on the
dry landt he placed his foot alimost in con
tItt with a huge rattie -nake, which raised
ils:ail, gave it a l'ew quick and shtarp
3thakes, anl sprung ;it the poor man just as
lie turned 141 flee, ttalf frightented to death,
from the vetinou., reptile! Hi, crooked
poisonous ;itis entered the bower part of
tite only garntit whicl Ir. R. Wore at
the tii--the texture of whictt was par
tieularly :tiron, amtoi titey coult not he ea
sily diseitg.aged. .itr. It. gave a ser- amt
andi started on lhe full run, tle snake
sticking it) himt cloer i than a brother. He
p.isised through woodsi. bushes, fields, and
pa.,tures-he crossed feuc,iltche., brooks
and hogs-he jituped, halloed, galloid,
atd screitfned for aild-vainly tryiug to rid
hittselfof his ti.dy-lookiug atsociate. At
lenuth, crazy with fear and fatigue, he
reached tie public road, and pas-ed along,
it, on the way to his dwelling hIuse. at a
rate which would have astonikhel the most
desperate pedestrian-looking behitd him
at intervals, and screaming, whenever he
beheld the horrid appendage to his home
spun linen garment. He paoed several
persons in the road, who were thunder.
-ruck at the sight of the unfortunate man
cutt'ng up such antics. usin- suen violent
exercise-aud exhibiting hituself in disha
bile, without regard to propriety or decen
cy. Mr. R. at length reached his own
dwelling, a distance of three miles from
the -neadow-the door of which stood in
vitingly open, through which lie rushed to
the consternation of the woten folks
having still attached to him the grikiook
ing reptile-By this time he was complete
ly overcome with terror, heat, and fatigue,
and fell fainting on the floor. The poor
rattlesnake. how ever, had got the worst fof
it-and had been threshed about at such
an unmereiful rate, that his life, as well at
a larg.- portion of his tail, had departed,
long before lie reached the goal!
THE FIRST STATUE OF CANOVA.
There are. doubtless, feiw of our readers
who have not heard ientioned with honor
the name of the great Canova, that skilful
sculptor of modern times, whose admira
bl* statues almo-o eqal the master-pieces
which Grecian anitiqutity has transtmitted
to us. Canova. like many other great
mten, owed his rise solely to himself.
l)ilient labhor wa~s the only source of his
fort une, and the first attempts (of his infati
cy presaged the success of his mature age.
Canova was an Italian, the sont of a ma
son. All the education which he receivedl
from his~ fathe-r consisted in learning the
business oIf his trade. As sootn as his
streuth pertmitted, lhe learned to handle
the trowel and the hammer, to mix the
plaster and to place the aravel-oceapa
tons which he discharged withI sufficient
zeal andi activily to be soon ahle to serve
as 'he journeymatn or rather the comp~an
ion o.f his father,niotwithtstatdinig hti youth.
But in the frequent intervals of repose,
w hiic.hisweakntess rendered indhispetnsa ble,
he amuuased himself lby observing lie differ
put objects which he sawv about him-with
sketchintg them rotughily with brick or hatrd
stotne upon the wall against vwhieb he
leantetd, or even with1 motdelling their fhrtts
in the plaster and cemiettt whtich lie had
miixedl. These constanit exercises, practi
ced with ats much perseverance as intelli
gence, sotn rendered himt fatmiliar with
the practice of dlrawintg andt oif sculpture
in relief. Butt his 3 outhiful talen' wvas un
known to all, even to his father, who ontly
cocernedl htimself wiih his greater or less
skill int pas.sittg the laster to the sieve and
int pouing etnough waiter ito t he trotich.
A whinrsical event auddenly occured to
reveal iti ti ll the world.
ii father had been summoned to make
some repairs in the. country house of a
rich lord .f the neighborhood. He had ta
ken his son wvith himn, according to customn,
to act as his journeyman, atnd the genteel
carriage of the little Canova'soon procured
hitm the affe~ction oif the chief cook and of
all the s.cullions of the house, so that, the
days's work being ended, Canova did not
stir from the pantry, where he executed
in crumbs of bread or in plaster, grotesque
figures anad caricatures, which delighted
the valets, and in return they fed him in
the style of my lord.
One day there was an entermainment at
thie counttry house. Canova was io the
kithten, playing with the scullions, when
they suddeunly heard a cry of despair from
the pantry, and saw the head cook coming
out in alarm, throwing up his. cap, striking
his breast and tearintgjgis hair. After the
irst moments of astonmshment, they crow
ded routnd hitm. "T am lost, "' he cried,
SI ant lost !My magnificent master
piece tnmy palace, which I had built for
the dinner ! see itn what a condition it is!"
Atid with a pathetic gesture, he showed
an edifice of pastry. which he had just
rawn from the oven. Alas, it was burnt,
overed with ashes, anid half demolished.
There was a general cry of surprise and
" What is to ho done?" dcemandcd the
chief cook ; " here is the dinner hour. I
have not time to make anot her. I am lost!
My lord expects for the dessert sonethiug
remarkable. lie will turn me away!"
During these lamentations, Canova
waked round the demolisbed palace and
considered it with attentttin.
"Is this for eating ?" he inquired.
"Oh! no, my little one," answered the
chief cook, - it is only to look at."
" Ah well, all is safe. I promise you
someihing better than that in an hour from
now. Hand rue that lutp of butter."
The chief cook, astonished, but already
half persuaded by his boldness, gave him
all beaanted ; and of tis lump of butter,
Canovamnade a superb lion, w hich he
sprinkled with meal, mounted on a pedes
tal of rich architecture, and hefore the bp
pointed hour, exhibited his finished work
to the wondering spectators. T e chief
cook embraced hint with tears in hib-eyes
called hin his preserver, and hastened to
place u pon the table the extemporaneous
master-piece of the young mason.
There was a cry of admiration from the
guests. Never had they seen, said they,
sorentarkablea piece of sculpture. They
demanded the author of it.
" Doubtless one of my people," answer
ed my lord, with a satisfied air, and he ask
.ed the chief cu k.
He blushed. stammered, atndi eled by
confessing what had happen- d. All the
Comttpany wished to see the young journey
mit, and overwhelmed Canova with
praisee. It was decided at once that the
toaster of the household should take charge
ofhim.and have him go thro'igh sttalies
sttitable to his precocious talent.
Ti'lway had no cause to repent of this dci
sioti. We have seen that Can .va kirw
how to profir by the lessons of his masters,
whom he soon excelled. Ne-verthtele-s, in
the midt of hi celebrity, he was pleased
with renembiltering the adventure of tie Ii
ot of butter, and said he was very iorry
that it had bee-n ielted. I hope," he
added, ' that ty latter statues %fl be
More solid. otherwise toy reputation run.
a great risk
There are few of its who have notrel.i
1 tives or friends that have enigrated to the
wesi. and whose flatt-ring accounts rf that
region do not render ts tune.tsy, not to sny
unhappy at our situation here. Many of
us have been there ourselves, and their
deep, rich soil, their luxuriant fieldo. their
boundless discourse of hundreds ofithou
sands and of millions. have seldom failed
to make us look back with absol:e con
loampt upon our own harren and 4tiritless
land. With imaginations fired by the
glow which rests and shines on every
thing around, tnany purchase at oice, and
return home to pull up stakes, and aban
don all the ende:iring associaions of in
fancy, youtl and manhood. for th> glori
ou prospect of unbounded wealithn more
favored clitnes. If any come baclito kunk
once more upon his own fields, hlbre he
determines to give them up forevg ; and
the lapse o time, the ch.ittgeof scqfe, the
comforts of home and friends, wel away
his first vivid impression, aid depqve him
of the resolution to go-still, in 141s in
stances, the thorit rankles in hilbpsomr,
and he feelo that lie htas marde an iWmen-e
sacrifice to his ounlortutiate attaelment to
the spot where an unkind destin "has cast
his lost. Most probably he yeth opes, at
sonie future period, to break awa, tind he
looks upou the soil and institulins of his
father scarcely as his own-ce'ainly as
tot his children's. I invite all rich, and
all who from the accounts ofothis may be
troubled " ith this fell spirit of niigration,
to ftllos% me in the caleniltion latn about
to mak', by which I hope tt conivince
them that the difi'erence is not o great as
perhaps titey imagine. But firf, let them
look around anid scan mnore nerowly the
circumstances of those whomr tijy so much
envy. I do not ask them to l k att, metn
who left us with reputatiotns iA paired, or
brokeni fortutnes. To such mpn, almost
any change is for the herter,Ibecause it
gives new habits, new energies and1 above
all, new hopes. Their gains. not to be
easily estimated-it is moral -at her than
physical. But look at those 40o left htere
-well to do at homte." to hettettheir con
dition. Coutnt their slaves, count their
acres, count their chiitiren-te noblest
piort in cf their wealth. I tlo jot ask you
to count their frietnds, or to tri-e the con
nectitons which these childreimay have
formetd, or to entumterate thue sad hours
which hear themn hack to theimtative land.
But ask thetm hnw tmuch tleaitmoney they
have on hanud each year, arid all ts paid,
andl then intquire how neh roperty they
can piurchase with, it. If ymp~an perceive
no great accession to their vible wealth or
comtforts, if 'hey number noimore slaves,
and have no btroadler lainds bnaght and paid
for, what avails any high nagmatry va
lue, which, in conformnity w ht the fashion
of that counitry, they may alace on wht
they have ? And htow m:oh sweeter are
the bought anid badrren luxntiesof a foreign
land, because purchased rith more tmo
ney ? Let me ask them a do one thing
more if it is in their poweg to go and in
q'uire of t heir frientds or reL tive<, if, laying
1iside all afYeetion, anid jpeaking itn th.
Jonest sintcerity of t heir harts, thfey do tnt
wish they had never left tieir native state;t
nay, if they do not induly the hope, vague
perhaps, but very comirting, of otte day
returning tbhitlher!-Souht. Agriculturalist.
Faorz TExns.-By 1e Colttmhia.Capt.
Windle, in 34 houtrs fom Galveston. we
have receive Hounston lates to the 9th inst.
They contain no Iocabews of importance.
The Telegraph of to 7th contains the
death of D. Juan Armi Patdilla. This
gent lematt was fortmrly Secretary of the
State of Coahuila isd Texas. lie was
the frienid anui coatdjkot of Znvalla, andl
distinguished for his iiciency as a mem
ber of the State Le latuore. Hie took ai
decitded stand agai'st thte oppressors of
Texas, and from thepommencement of the
revolutionary strugge was warm and zeal
otis in the cause if indlepenidece. The
Town Cotncil of Houston were busily
engaged in disposilg of the gatmblers and
loafers. Their exitionis had bteen atten
ded with compilet success. The Tele
graph boasts that f ouston is now one of
the tmost quiet, prderl',, antd peaceable
places, in any cjuntry-the reformation
having been effeeed solely by the exer
tio~ns of the pene oflic-ers and the co-op
merion of the ged citizens.
EDGEFIELD C. H
TaunSDAY, AUoUsT 29, 1839.
Mfilitary Encampment.-The encamp
ment of Officers and Sergeants of the 2d
Brigade of Infantry, and of the 2d Regi
men of Cavalry, commenced at Shi
bley's, Edgefield District, on the 26th inst.
Sad Accident.-On the 26th inst., Mr.
Henry Mason shot a negro wan belonging
to Captain William B. Mays, of this Di
trict. Mr. Mason fired at a squirrel in the
woods, and, unfortunately, hit the negro,
who was hid firomn his view,by a thick un
dergrowth, and partially, by somne trees. A
Jury of Inquest was summoned, and they
reported, that the deceased was killed ac
cidentally, by the hand of Mr. Mason.
The Congressional Vacancy. - The
South Carolinian says-His Excellency
the Governor has accepted theresignat;on
of the flon. F. H. Elmore, and issued or
ders to the Managers of Elections, to hold
the election to fill the vacancy, on the se
cond Monday in October next.
Colonel Sampson H. Butler. of Barn
well, is annotnced in the South Caroli
nian, as a candidate for Congresi. to sup
ply the vacancy occasioned by the resigna
tion of Colonel Elmore.
Major James O'Hanlon is innounced in
the Columbia Telescope, as a candidate
for Congress, to supply the vacanev ocea
sinned hv the.signation of the Hon. F.
ma-haiman.HubtiHbard,and Lewis, (A.),
Dellett and Craha. (W.)
Kentucky-Butler and Boyd. (A ). Tri
plett, Underwood, Anderson. Green.P. -pe,
Graves, White, Hawes, Andrews, and
Davis, (V.) One district to he heard
Indiana-Davis, Carr, Smith, Wick,
and Howard, (A.), and Rariden, (W.)
Result between Owen, (A.), and Proffit,
(W.), still doubtful, in the districi repre
sented at last session by Boon. Two
years ago, there were one Administration
and six Whigs members.
Appointments by the President.-Henry
Ledyard to be Secretary of Leantion of
the Unitsd States, at Paris. John A.
Parker, of Virginia, to be Clerk to the
Commissioner, for Marking the Bouodary
between the United States and the Repub
lic of Texas.
Candidates for Presidency and Vice.
Presidency.-We find the following in an
exchange.paper. It is an exceollem hur
lesque. - More Whig Candidates.-An
eastern paper proposes, ' The union of the
Whigs for the sake of the Union.'
Henry A. Wise, of Virginia.
For Vice President.
James Watson Webb, of New York.
They are wor:hy of the Whig party, and
the Whig party of thett."
'Public Meeting in Augusta. Ga.-A
meeting of the citizenis of Angusta, was
held on the 17th inst., and his Honor the
Mlayor was called to the chair. The
Chairmant stated t he object of the meeting
to be. to take into further consideration the
memorial of the South Carolitna Canal
and Railroad Company, praying to be al
lowed the privilege of crossing the Sa
vannah river. and of establishing a deposi
tory in the city. It wa's resolved, " That
the further consideration of the memorial
of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad
Cotmpany, be postponed until Saturday,
the 2d day of November next, and that this
meerting stanid adjourned to 12 o'clock, M.,
of that day."
As many rumours about the recent cases
of fever which occurred in.Augusta, Ga.,
have bteen spread ahroad, wve have thought
proper to lay before our readers, the sub
joined report of the Mayor of the City:
Aug~ust a, August 21st, 1839-5 P. M.
During the early part of the last week,
five cases of Fever occutred in the second
Ward of ouir city, which terminated fatal
ly otn the 18th and 19th inst. Some ap
prehentsiotns having been excited by thts
utnusual circumustatnce, I have consulted
the miedicalgetlemnen in rehttion to the
character and supposed origin of the dis
The Faculty have rep~orted, that the dis
ease nlluded to, varied in no material fea
tures from those fregntently exhibited in
the ordinary stummter and nurttmnal fevers,
of all sonat hern climtaztes--thta it was neither
infectious nor contagious-that it was con
finecd to narrow litits, an~d originated in
somew local cautses, which have sitnce been
remtoved. The general health of' our city
wnas never better than at thte present mo
ment. By p)reserving attention to the
cleanliness of the lots, I feel assured that
our citizetns will be enabled to maintain the
reputtation of Augusta, as the healthiest
City in the Southertn States.
Mayor of the City of Aunusta.
Some passengers in the stage, last Mon
day mornitng from Augusta, informed us,
that several eases of fever had broken ou't,
a fewv (lays before they lefi that city; and
tan, era daths haed taken nlace.
The following return of the Census of
the white population of South Carolina,
for 1839,.and 1829, has been politely fur
nished us by the Secretary of State:
DISTRICTS. POPULA. DISTRICTS. POPULA'
Abbeville 14,006 Abbeville 14,tiz
Anderson 1:.839 Anderson 12 29i
Barnwell 10,97t- Barnwell, 8,71s
Ciester 9,341J Chester 10,!2i
Chesterfield 5,413 Chesterfield 5.13:
Darliugtoa 6,29 Darlingion - 6,3&
Edgefield 15,0(69 ldgeicld 14,05'
Fairfield 9,15. Fairfield 9,47(
tirrenville 12,5rt, Greenville 11.45(
Kershaw 3,9-47 Kershaw 4,9.
Laica.ter 5,501 Lancaster 5E5
Laurens 12,382 Laure's 13.701
Lexington 5,146 Lexington 5,1 I
Marlborough 4,119 Marlborough 3,762
Newberry 8,286 Newberry J0,082
St. Mathaew's St Matthew's
Parish,2,116; Parish, 2,170;
Oratnge Parish, OrangeParish,
5,276- .7,392 4,947- 7.117
Pickens 11,491 Pirkens 11,442
Itichland 5,773 Iich,and 5,6 4
Sumter-Clare- Claremont 6,824
montU. 5,583 Clarendon 3,146
Clarendon C., Spartanburg 16,228
3333- 8,916 Umion 11,047
Spartaiburgh 17,-47 York 10,978
Unioa 10.873 Charleston
York 11,13 St. P7ilip's and
Charleston-St. St. Michael's, 13,177
Philip's and Saint James',
St. Michael's, Goose Creek, 1,108
L -.661; St St. John's, Col
John's Colle- leion,,. 5.3
ton. 679; St. St. John's, Ber
Andrew's, no kley, 527
return ; St. St. Ste phen's 511
Janues'. Goose Christ Church* 464
Creek, 1,202; St..lames's, San
ChristChurch, tee, 392
no etrn; St. St. Andrew's 301
Thonz.n, and St. Thomas and
S.De,-nnis,do; St Deno's' 19.
St.John's.ler. St. Paul's 164
kIey 812; St. it:iartholonews 3.32
tephen's.390; St.George's, Dor
St. James's, chester, 1,378
Santee, 2e3-19,027 St Helena 1,000
Coll-ton - St. Prince William 1614
Paul's Parish, St. Luke's 919
777; Saint St. Peters's 1763
George. Dor- G- orgetown 182.
St. Bartholo. iown, 149
mews. 3,46,- 5,84- Harry 2.949
Beaufort, no re- All Saints. Horry, 826
turn. Marion 6.938
Georgetown 2,014 Williaulsburgh 2663
Census for 1839 - - - 250,769
The Parishes of St. An
drew's, Christ Church, St.
Thoians andSr . Dennis, and
Beaufor b)istriet, are tint re
turne.1, but at the Census of
1829, the aggregate from them
The Census of 1829 gave 250,843
Increase . 5,708
Note.-It will be seen ist Edgefield
District has gained 1.013 inhabitants since
the last Census, and that Ablieville has
lost. There has also been Onie change
in the number of inhabitants in other Dis
tricis, since 1829.
The Nautucket Enquir,-r says, that . in
the town of Nantucketeontaining a popu
lauion of nearly ten thousand souls, there
are but three hundred subscribers for the
Etnquirer, the only newspaper published in
the county." It must be acknowledlged
that this ntutmber of subseribers only, to a
paper, tonks like a poor btusiaess for an
editor. Btut what prudent edbitor or pub
lisher would not prefer this numler. small
as it is, toea much larger one of non-paying
subscribers ! Some editors boast mitch of
the numerous names which ther have on
their hooks. They speak with great comt
placency, of 30.000 or 40,000 subscribers!
Some papers which we have seen, pro
claim every week, to the world that they
have upw ards of 30,000 readers. Now, to
what, does all this vain boasting anmount ?
Probably, one-hair or two-thirds of these
subscribers do not pay once, in four or five
years, or not at all. Still the expenses oif
these establishments, which must necessa
rily be v'ery heavy, are going on at a fear
ful rate. In the course of time, as is " eli
known, the puliishers often fail, and
' This is the end of all their greatnes!"
For our part, we prefer a snmall tnumberof
good, punctual subscribers, to 30;000 n ho
may neaer pay. We are pleased when
ever we get a new .subscribier, who will
pa5 us, at the end of the year; bu: we are
much more pleased, when wve get one, who
pays in advance.
The Two Magicians.-A Whig paper
thus notices the reception of Mr. Clay, at
Rochester, N. Y. :-" Mr. Clay appeared
nmid the most deafening and really enthu
siastic cheering, we ever beard. He
spoke briefly, but ncver was miore of true,
unaffected, life-like eloquence, andI oratori
cal beauty concentrated in th~e same nutn
her of moments. The faithless Loco Fo
co Administration was noticed with that
perfect courtesy of manner and language
for which he is distitiguisheid. Its cor
ruptions were unveiled, andI its false, de
lusive promises were unmasked by a nmas
ter-power. The Loco F'ocos stood before
hitm as in the presence of soume piotent
Magician, overshadowed with the gran
deur of his eloquence."
From the above account, it appears that
the wretched Loco Focos in New York,
are spell-bound by the incantations of the
Great Magician of the WVest. But let
them not despair. The Little Magician
will break the charm, cre many moons
The Mobile Commercial Register, speak.
iig of tho vitit of Mr. Clay, to New York,
and further northward, says-" Mr. Clay
(only to gratify his ' curiosity to see Cana
da') is speaking every where, and is open
ly practising those electioneering acts, of
whirh, Mr. Van Buren has been accused.
Mr. Van Buren tent home, after an ab
sence of three years. Mr. Clay travelled
a thousand miles away from home, to go
to-New York, and the Whig presses have
it, that Mr. Van Buren is electioneering,
and Mr. Clay is only travelling to gratify
his curiosity. A most probable conclusion,
and highly calculated :o gain credit from
Doubtless, if the truth could come out,
Mr. Clay. and Mr. Van Buren,.both, had
some curiosity, to know their political
standing in New Yolk. Confess it, ye.
Clayites, and Van Burenites, at once!
Sports of the Turf.-Every body has
heard of horse-racing, boat-racing, and
Sub-Treasury racing, a the Whigs'call
it ; but whoever heard. belbre of hog-rac
ing ? This last sport seems to be fashion.
able in some parts.-of the West. Only -
think of a rough Western man mounted
on the back of a huge porker, spurting
and whipping most lustily! What a
picture for a painter! We find the follow
ing in an exchange paper.
Rational amusement.--We learn from a
Western piape,. that a hoa-race, for a purse
of $350. came offat West Union, Ohio, on
the 29th uIt. There were five entrances,
for the puree ; avi; the coursers had been
in training for several weeks. One of the
Smiths (not John) % a- the fortunate backer
of the wininng ang."
A Friendly Worning.-A person in
Charleston, recently through the Charles-.
ton Courier, nttified a thief who had bro- -
ken open his-drawers, and taken some
money therefrom, to restore it, otherwise
his name would be exposed in the public
papers! The rogue must be a tool in
deed, if he does not profit. by this 'itid
The Whig Advocate. at Canton, Miss.,
.4avs, that no less than tix editors hold
..ffice in that state. M ell, there are bis
offices well filted then, we will be bound.
If these office-holders were Democrats,
what a set ofscoundrels they nould be,
according to Whig notions! ' -
Happy Fellow.-A brother editor writes
to us, thai he is " getting along well
plenty of stbscribers-a wife-and no
thing to rntp:lain of."---Aug. Daily Netws.
Unhappy Fellow.-Plenty of subscri
bers, few payina-No wife;. but devils,
(blue devils, and printers' devils,) and
duns to complain of.: - ...,.
Why is a ntewsapuper like a good wife?
Because every mai qttght to have one of
his own.-Erchange Paper..
This is '.4uiid doctrine. Let every
bachelor in Edgeefild, marry a wife, and
subscribe to -our paper. iistantly.
The London 'I imes, of the 30th ult.,
says-From the Paris papers and letters,
it would appear, not only that the accounts
were substantially true, sof an attenapted
arrangement- bs-tneen the Bank of Eng
land and the Bank of France, but that the
additional mocrtofication is imposed of two
failures in the application made-cme of
the Bank of France, and the other to tbe
capitalists of Paris-a disgrace which cer
tainly never before~befel the great banking
Riots in .England-Some serious riots
broke out last July in. Birnuingham, and in
Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Chartist
wore the rioters. A fter considerable exer
tion, the police succeeded in suppressing
them. Some disturbanees Also occurred at
other places. Frota the news brought by
'the steam-packet Liverpool, it appears
4bat England is in a state of coitsiderable
disquietude at present.
The poets Rogers and Moore have been
unanimously elected members of the Aca
demy of Arcadi at Rome. The Academy
oirdered that their diplomas, printed in
gold, should lbe forwarded to London.
H EALTH OF CHARLEsTo.-The Board
of Health report the deaths of 25 persons
in that city during the week ending the
18th instant-23 whites, and 12 blacks
and colored-1&of the whites by stranger's
The U. S. Sloop Hornet-T he follow
ing. respecting the ill-fated Hornet, re
garding which vessel so many rumors have
hee-n rife of late, is from the Galvestonian.
The account appears plausible enough
let our readers peruso it, and judge for
Some time in July last, Dr. Dunman, a
respectable inhabitant of Point Bolivar,
ridting with hiis brothee-in-last, on the Gullf
shoate observed a bottle corked, and alight
ed in the hepe that it containted wine or
spirits. It turned out, however, to con
tain onlv a roll of paper. The bottle was.
small, with a lon.g cork, not sealedl. Thte
cork and patrt of the bottle's neck, were
covered with barnacles. Impatient to
gratify their curiosity, and having ho
meatns to extract the scroll, Dr. Dutnman.
broke the battle, and left it on the spot. It
was about twenty mtiles from IBolivar city. *
On Saiturday last, Dr. Dutnman brought
he mannscripit to the Gailvestonian otlice,
and left it for inspection andi disposal. We
hae tnken snonn pnins to exhibit it. and