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itleien rmm Madsa
aide fryland (Mr.
- subn~itted whether
y'id isfim the Senate
411W~mo i~ih propriety from the
~shed genmsman from Maryland.
Representatives ware in
t-den'branches of this- Government
r the Constitutioo, and it 'strie&hiDm
t the Senate had just as much righfan
der the Constitution to act on the bill now
-before them ason any otbermeasate that
ould be sent to them. If the House were
so set tbemselves up as-peculiar guardians
.,of Abhir own authority. and to limit the
powers of he Sent, they would rta into
> abo very1error which they deprecated.
Sowens for the right and powers of
higHouse as defined under the Contitu
tide-for making it an independent and co
A ordinate branch of this Goverumert, and
fr maki it the great guardian of the
ights of e People; and considered that,
ai maintaini is position, there might be
egitimate sound differenees of opinion.
4.Both the gentloems had supposed that
S a number wdald secure the powers
of t ouse. and, ic ascendecy under
the Coosdztiont iMr. P. believed, if they
out thedoctrine of the gentleman
ram Mssachuetts, that the true theory
of deocracy was that all the people
knyheaa have a voice in legislation, the re
salkwould be, as it had always been found
S btobe in othee countries that all power
Would be concentrated in the hands of a
0 w,who would then become the dictatorb
e bli. To guard against this
ary ev was that our representative
lgovern was organized. and he sub
tnhted thaithe man who went truly for
the rights nd standing of the People in
this'hoe -was the man who went to
Siake it a'deliberative efficient body.
.Cirry outo prineipte of the gentleman.
7 din . to 500or 1,000 men, and
' the reso nld be tit, from its very eon
ould be thrown into confusinn
-ad be ibe ile for all purposes of debate
- and consie ation. He would make this
;--,body as elcient as possible and thus carry
out therinciples 0f the Constitution and
imake it tho greatguardian of popular rights
&P this Confederacy. What had been the
ersult fithe last five or six yearsof a H ou&e
onumerous? Alldiscusson and all legis
, lation had been transferred from this House
Aoi he Seite bee-iuse this House had be
come aconfused body..
Mr. P. would make this louse smaller.
oraleast no largerthan it now was, be
easoit would tend to restore the ascenden
of this House an contemplated in the
dnsemtitutiou. They had the' power to
ideclare war, to originate all the tax bills,
- and power which, in the future hietory of
the country, was to he more important still
tbav-ciLser.-to elect our Presidents.
ches or power woula al
e this House an important braneb
[ ment, if they. did not by ad.
-diegihs tiembers make it imbecile, and
pfotically reduce it to no efficency in the
I- t is atrangspectacle tosee the gen
Stleman from Massachusetts (M~r. Adamus)
assuming to he the pecudiar guardian of
C -democoratic principles. His remarks -. w
blase all over with democracy, and, under
specious and flimsy disguises, ministers to
popular slang by denouncing the Senate
as an aristeeatic body. Mr. P. said he
hadheard sueb language used by other
deaen,and be espected nothing else.
-. a jt toese agenitlemnan, venerable for his
-years and long services in the Republic.
- minislg to the lowest appetite by such
~ <~ language, was a humiliating spectacle.
~~ Some hnes might use mnch language with
'' out angyefoet; but to see sneh a gentleman
as the ge'atleman from Masbachusetts
teaching the youth of this country, the
young men of this House as well as else
here, (already tending too much towards
,~ ~ ion againuithe Senate as an aristocratic
6ody, was a spectacle at once humiliating
-and dangerous. There are those who live
& merely for notoriety, and become the slaves
* <~ ~s'~of dverv popiular imtpulse; and therear
- ~ ~others irho live fur fame, for gloriousfawtr
'.-that is, inurise after the grave shmall have
- 2 closed owe, ihulr earthly career, and which
- .3 to lhe awarded at the judgment bar or
posterity. a it Mr. P's opinion, he who
went for fame in this country, for the last
tng ebaracter of astatesman, a eot fur the
Constitution suit was, with all its comnpro
.mises-for the legitimate powers or each
~ branch of Governtmeti as defined in that
~ -noble instrumest. The construction of ihe
SSenate is a vital liap of that Constitution,
a''end it illbecomes any man who has the
heart ofa ?atriot Uo use towards it the Ian
egnag of bitter denjanesation as an ariuto
a gra cmrieand makes this Gov
Sernment a Confeder'ac. Break it down and
j$~ ~7J ou break down the consecrated barriers
that separate State from State, and reduce
this Republic to wid confusion and sear
~ chy. We would then end, as all Repub
lies have heretofore ended, in a dictator,
and finally a despotism, where a betrayed
- people would take refuge from despair and
nThegantdeman from Massachusetts
- psilto bring the. ratio back to50, ,
"$s and-silrta the representation -of frac
ti~ ons. Mr. P. submitted to the Hus
Sthat If the ratio was reduced to 50.,25
000 would have to be represented, a~b
cqumdalition declared thit the numbi4f
baivos should not excesed one r
~ 0OQO~.He~ apprehended,. there'
aw be' somadifieculy hare. The veto
dasingtun, he-believed, was grounded
pally on- that point.: He (Mr. P.)
- that this p reposition to represent
f-25,000cesins directly in the
-~eratio of the Senate,
- aIrespectability of
o meeting of the gran c
the Deep Fork of the North Forka. 0asa
tdiana composd of Upper and Lower
'Cr"if-Cbo~kta*w, Chickasaws, 6hti
noler. Caddops, Delawares. Shawaees,
Quapaws, Senecas. Pawnees, Osages,
Kickapoos, Witehetawa, Kitchees, Pina
keshaws, Towockenoys, and Iserbutkoys,
"rThe Cherokees were not represented,
althgh a fe* were present Tbe-conw
il, it will be sen, was formed or the del'
gates of the wild western tribes, as well as
-of their more civilized brethren residing
near us.- The gathering commenced on
about the 11th of May, four days previous
to the ap inted time. Tbo encampment
present a busy and cnrious scene; here,
the wild prairie Indians were seuled around
their Bres,orstrolling about, displaying all
the pecnliar habits and m3nners andd ress
of their different tribes; there, rested a por
tion oftbe red men, in a slight degree re
moved from the savageness of the wilder
tribes, presenting the spectacle of ignorance
struggling with light in the first stages of
its appearance; yonder, gravely reposed
the tribes who may comparatively be ter
med civilized, but who yet retain many of
their wild customs and vestiges of their
former ignorance and savage state.
"Theencampment wassome two mldes
in circumference, that space being filled
with ires, temporal tenements, and per
1aornAfthe lodgers; and the woods and
prairies. for three oi four miles, were crow
ded by horses 'hobbled,' and feeding upon
'a rich succulent herbage. Indeed, the
circumjacent region boa;:ins vegetation of
the most luxuriant and even rank growth.
There prohably were present during this
council twenty-five hundred persons, who
consumed in that time, twenty thousand
pounds of beef, ten barrel# of flour. and
meal itt proportion. Their average height
and weight were five foet nine inches, and
one hundred and fifty pounds.
--On Wednesday the council met; the
Chctaws, Chickasaws, and Caddoes st -
ting in front of the Creek chiefs, bose
post.was in the centre of an outer side of
the entucil house. There were a vast con
curse in the nperturhable gravity and de
orum belonging rightly to an Intiant coun
cil. The civilized tribes uow rose en musse,
and, passing behind the chiefs' seatw, form
ed it single file, b saded by Gen. Rolly
Meintosh, who was followed by Gen. Tay
lor, U. S. Army. Captain Armstrong, su
perintetdent indian Affairs, Colonel Lo
gan, Creek agent. Captain Bliss. U.S. A.,
Mr. McGee. Seminole agent, Ja.nes L.
Alexander. clerk to the Lower Creeks,
and ourself; these, coming ronud on to the
opposite side. gave to the other tribes a
general shaking of the bands, bestowing
on each individual but a single shake.
After them came the Shawanees and Del
awares, in like manner going round and
shaking hands. When these two tribes
thus paid their salutatiou, Gen, Chilley
MeItosh rose and welcomed his white
"Concludio:, Gen. Rolly Meintosh an
nounced to the white delegation they were
now ready to bear whatever they had to
say. Thus invited, Captain Armstrong.
Genera! Tylor,.and sCl.-Logan rose-aud
addressetheowitsordcr, through their in
preter, Bed). -Marshall.
"The immediate rernee of this coun
cil is simply a regolutto! of, mutual inter
course with the different tribes, and in its
survey grasps the subject of stolen proper
ty. An amnusitng mistake on the part of
te Ostages led to dupe themselves most
egregiously. They stupposedl the council
was called for the purpose of a general de
livery of stolen property, chiefly horses;
and, in this belief, they brought quite a
number of horses they h.ad stolen, and de
livered them up, expecting the same cour
ty to be extended to tbemselves-bul
they tere badly biuen. Possibly. they will
hereafter forswear the rule that 'Iwnesty
is thte best policy.'
'-in conclusion, we remark that the con
cl was one of penace; no brawl, no distur
bance disgtraced its acts. Suroly, such
good deport augurs a brighter day for the
poor trodden-nder-foot Indian. A star
may be rising, whose soft influential light
may lead them to happy knowledge and
To TnE ME~n353s or TnE. L.ot5LaTC'aE
o7 SOUTH cAROLINA.
Gentle atn :-The last year I hadl the
honor to address you on a topic of par.
naount interest to your contttuenlts.
Allow mue again to solicit your attention
to the same subject. I presseme it will not
he contested, that agriculture is the basis
of our prosperity, and that all proper rneans
to furt hor its progress, or to remove obsta
cles in the way of its advancement, should
unhesitatingly be at'opted. It now ap
pears to he generally admitted, that to con
iue the rsisng of Cotton to the enttre
exclusion of some, and the partial culture
only of other valuable crops, would he a
pernicious error. The golden Geld to which
self-interest invited us about forty years
ago, no longer exhibits a remunerating re
turn. Guided by the same faithful moni
to, our present course is so obvious, 'stat
an argument to shtow the necessity of pur
suing it, would be a work of supereroga
There was a time when this State was
an exporter of Grain. The extension of
the Cotton cuiture soon effected an impor
tant, and, in reference to the community, a
disadvantageons change in our system of
husbandry. From a statemsent drawn from
tte late census, I infer that about three
and a half millions of acre. are approprna
ted to the production of Corn, and from
evidence upon which ? rely, South Caro
lina has purchased of this article, since
1880, at the annual average rate of 350,000
bushels. it is apparent from these data,
btif utnly one fourth of a bushel more
pernare to the whole number of acres in
tilthwe grown, oar granaries would not
only he re-established at home, but that we
should again be enabled to meet the foreign
demnd to the smount of over 500,000)
bushels for thin great necessary of life ?
Can not this be doad To the experienced
it is iwell knowrn, thist-l00 acres of Cotton
judiciously mennredr'ainiing the soil to
neiartifiial aik~ fi.1'dalise.a larger
poduct in aseries of ears is200 acres,
were no expedientsfbr enriching the laud.
ar rssoretioBenae, whilsLth.b cease
enumerate. wplid be've need.
To bring about this hings;
to pesereonfdescet#. r
,rhose alarmaid ema nay in
part4e trasid16 hisereft i tien
enegy; andb the *id
salutary regulata, i of
a comfortable sit
who will take lbidof at Dot
look back, the tid of gen
diemen, I scarcely need can at
this time be mot bens -
Among the .prelimina enti
tled to considenition, che of 1e
cal Agricultural Societies to be
the most prominont. I um. that the
public mid is illresde s uieted.
H would tberefore'ric ly a civic
wreath who shoofld succeed sing the
cultivators oftb soil -o a of the
dangers they haive escaped, irecting
Their antirtg eiertions toI but on
ly certain mode of supplyi tempo
ral wants-to industry, and
economy. It is evident ortune
has already eerted its power
over many. still, I fear. thi of our
Agricultural brethren, unm* e pal,
and stimulated by the wild ng spir
it which has spread dov ugh
the land, are yei .stragrin mo
tive speed t be ielassed a opulent.
or. if ruin ensue, to be te i!m al
their oi-ligations, the s a Con
A strong feeling on the so rf their
true interests, frog hich he 'of the
planters have to.1g and ously
been estranged, by the conoen of in
telligence, emanating from blish
tment o( neighborhood 8 would
soon be instrumental in efect hap
piest results. There are now ul-I
tural Sociesies in South Car or
ganize one in every District .ari,
and to induce all or them to at
edt in the State Society, anal
meetings. arc objects which I fally
enjoined? to uose my best e i m
pish. Theconlectingorinfo Pt
ed to localities, to be cqmmu * n the
dorm of essays or memoirs,. you,
respectfully asked of every
In reiterating my reques will
givo your early attention 'to a.ter, I
allow me to-6ay. that you w only
confer an obligation on the ; body
over which I have the good F opre
side, but render nn essentiaLa mps
a permanent service to the Si whose
wellare we are- severally ur every
consideration to promote, uphor per
I 1ave the honor to
Preuide S. A.
Edisto Island, Jt
Editors friendly to the * .u
ture, are requestod to gi' .an
1. Sate Agricultural Society Car
2. St. Johnt's Colleton Agric it
3. Agricultural and Police A of St.
Andrew's, Winborn Lawton. Presi se.
4. Beaufort Agricultural Socieg William
Eltott. President. ~I
5. AgriculturaJ1ociety ofed S~z~lae,J.
H-. Tuckter, President.- aYJ
Angus Pauersoni, Presiduent.
7. Agricultural Society of So Hon., .
P. Richarlsm, President hu 7
8 Monticello (Fairfield) Plan y
Hion. WVilliamn Harper. President. .
9i. Cambridge (Abbeitlle) AguicillIsal Soci
ety, Gen. Gillam. President. -:.
10. Agricultural Society of P~Ndlison, Ed
ward liarieston,. Presid,-nt. A
II. Fairfield Agricultural andHis'riultural
Society, ismnund Woodward, Prat. b
12i. \Vateree (Kerschaw) Agriculteral Socia
ty, Col. James UCesnut, Prenident
13. Agricultural So.-iety o(Gremuville, Hon.
H. U. Johnson,. President. - I
14. Agricultural Society of Sc. Helena, Joe.
3 Pope. P'resident
15. Agricultural Seietj of Abbeville, Gen'l.
George .4reDudier, President.
16. -I shing Creek Agriculharal'-Society.
(Cheter.) Alexander Pexan, President.
17. Agrcultural Society of St. Liska's, Dr.
Jeremiah :fricklinig. Presid'ent.
18. Agricultural Society of Nefberijon.
John B. O'Neall. President.
19. Agaicultural Society of Spustarg
Stephen Lee, President. .~
20. Agricultural Society of Laazsas, Col.
Patiiuw Farrow, Presient.
21. Rocky Creek Ausiliary Soeiety, John.
Moore. Presdent. ~ -' gi
22. lton (Laurena and NeuweryAri
cultural So.iety, Bleaufort F. GritaBrsadent.
23. Pee Dee (Cheraw) Agricaltural Socie
ty. Gen. James Gillespie, President
24 Agriculltural Society offork;J. Springs,
25. Agicultural Society ofrSt. Paul'., lion.:
J. P. Grimball. President.
20. The Black Oak Agricutural Society,
(St. John's Berkley.) Samuel Duboe; Presi
t The Society will receiveamembssat its
annual meeting." (4th Monday in November) .
'a re delegates rrom a District orneighborhood;
Society," 4th article. Con. S. A. Sia(8. C.
$ -- Resolwed. That the.Presin siquash-i
ed to continue his exertions soacas the
formationof localdSocietiesand * ddnthem.
and individuais capable ofeomma .ttt use
ful informnationto present to this Soeiety. at its
antual meetings, essays adapted to localitie."'
Another Slaxe Care-Week leinre last
a Mir. Watson, of Virginia, clailped a fe
male slave who had run awayifrm him
several years ago, gone to Ph Iidelphia,
where she married and had sinege hyili
ing.-Upon the applicauion'4cir2Vatson
a writ was granted for her arrestand. im
prisonment, preparatory to hearing his
claim. Before she was arresteiIboever,
Watson got an opportunity teze her
himself; he availed himself oi, placed
her in a carriage, conveyed ho'to Wil
mington, Del., thence tookatb *rs and
brought her hodie. This ab uetion crea
ted a stir amongitbe Aboliuinnie.s-the dri
ver of the hack which~ took Watson and
the servant fristhe Hotel w arrested
and held to bail in the sum of OOto an
wer the charge of assault and -bg up
on the womin; based ajo hitsltng
hertnto blehback. Ba g~a~~
Tie Semi Asal &uam of thb
Stdents of ile South Caroflis College
commenced on Friday Iast~ and eosed on
11We rliv tha the tuees ,rbi
has te foe someis combs back.-Tmp.
EDGEFIELD C. H
WKDXESDAT. Jusa 29. 1842.
r We acknowledge the receipt ofra number
ofpublic documents and newspapers from the
lon. F. W. Pickens, for which we return him
C The communication signed " JonssTUS"
received some weeks since, cannot appear asn.
till we have an interview with the author.
07 The Court of Common Pleas and Gen
eral Sessions, for this District, are to meet on
Monday next the 4th day of July, agieeable to
a7 We take the liberty or reminding those
of our subscribers who have not complied
with the terms of our paper this year, that they
will have in opportunity next week of remiting
the amount of their subscriptions by some of
their neighbors. should they have no business
i: Court themselves. We hope. as we are at
present much in want of a Little of the uee4fal,
hat norfriends will be no ways backward in
"Ve understand. (says the Greenville Muun
sineer.) that Won. Blasingame, Esq., has been
ippointed Commissioner of Banktuptcy for
Greenville District by the United States Court.
Delawre -At a Whig meeting, held on the
8th inst, in Delaware City, Mr. Clay was
iominated as a candidate for the Presidency,
aed Mr. Clayton for the Vice Preridency.
Democratic Nomixations.-The Democratae
:onvention, which assembled at Milledreville,
so.. on bonday the 20th inst., for the purpose
Pfnominatiag candidates for Congress. have se
ected the frllowing named gentlemen:
Edward J. Black, of S:riveu,
Howell Cobb. of Clark,
Mark A. Cooper, of Mluscogee,
Hugh A. Haralson, 6fTrocp,
John 1. Lamar, of Bibb,
John H. Lumidn. of Floyd.
John Millen. of Chatham,
William H. Stiles, of Cass.
2a7 Apportioanent of Rpresetaties.-The
umber of Members to which each State will
e entitled nader the new apportionment bill,
amine 7 South Carolina 7
gew Hamphire 4 Georgia 8
dassachusetts 10 Alabama 7
thde Island 2 Mississippi 4
:onnecticnt 4 Louisiana 4
rermont 4 Tennesse II
iew York 34 Kentucky 10
law Jersey 5 Ohio 21
3ennsylvania 24 Indiana 10
)elaware I Illinois 7
laryland 6 Iionri 5
irginia 15 Arkansas I
A Rlie of the Revolaie -There lives in
:dgefield District, and in the vicinity of Ham.
urg, South Carolina, an aged and gallant aol
iar of the Revolution. He wasone ofthe choice
dis of thathband ofpatriots (a few of whom
urvive) who periled their all for the liberties of
ear country. Need we point to the venerable
~ol. S. Hammond? Iin the~ days of our Revo.
tionary struggle, he stood forth as a tower of
rength, in consequence of his nmilitary services.
el. Hammond has been repeatedly honored
ith oflices of trust and responsibility. As we
re informed, he was, many years sinee, elected
member of Congress, from Georgia, and un
er the administratio of ar. Jef'erson was ap
ointed Governor of Mlissouri Territory. On
is return to this State. he was appointe.d Sur
eyor General. Shortly after his return to Edge.
eld District, his friends and acquaintances tea
ifid their gratitude by a public dinner. We
re unacquamnted with the particulars of the life
ilCol. Hammond, and will not undertake to
ive even an outline. WVe have never read
ut a meagre biographic sketch of him in the
istory of South Carolina. Will some friend
ompetent to the task, furnish a brief but suit
able biography for the public ? We have no
ersonal acquaintance with ahe subject of this
mperfect notice. aod nerer but once, looked
upon his venerable form. But, forsuch a tman,
nud his companions in arms, wherever they
may be found, whether in the sidendid mansion,
r the humble cottage. we cannot but feel the
lieliest emotions of gratitude. They are the
roperty of the whole country They are thte
reious relics of a nuble generation. which is
fast passing away. It becomes every man who
herishes our free institutions, to honor them in
all places, and on all occasions with a filial re
Col. Hammondi has been in adversity. In
his few remaining day., he has been made to
fel the mautbity of founema. The greater pe.
ton, if not all of his possesions, has pasaed in
o the hands of strangers. But though poor ir,
worldly goods, he is rich an fame-rich in the
ecollections of the past. Whilst whole gene.
ations shall sink into the oblivion of the grave,
is name shall live in the I istory of his beloved
atract of a letter received by a genatleman in
Etisown, from a friend in Texas, dated
-Gar.vsou, June 6, 1842.
'-The Steam Ship Neptune arrived here on
the 4th inst., in 46 hours from New Orleans;
he is called a fine vessel, 200 feet lonag~and70C
ons burthen. The talk of war here, is a great
indrance to trade, and the prosperity of the
ountry and individuals, neither an fartaang or
any ether improvemets, will go ahead, with all
tat energy they would when all is peace and
qiet. It is hard even to mnake agueswhatwill
e don as regardstheawarwith Mezico. You
raed the news in tbepapers--at this time there
sre ahout 250 men, volunteer., chiefly from the
Uied States at Corpus Christi, (ont our wer
tafrontier,) at the month of Naces river,
wh have been impatiently awaiting for order:
to proceed to Mexio~anid attbuis place there are
aout 300 volunteers fromn the United Status.
so awaiting orders~ and a niumber espected
nemh Is ts~u~ei
yer's fee in adaa
the letter ocobI
tor ineiuding likewisiet
who perchance mititt'
0 extracted apart f the earnings (bii
for the administration of(his Governmst,
the Governmenjt is devising plans toi defmd
him out of the remainder.
Case' d.-.lr. B. purchasms. ofhis '.hbor
one and a half bushels of potatoes or theme.
bouts, requesting a short credit. The potato
Proved not tu be specie basis, and the neighbor
in a few days wittieess Mr. B's. petition for
the benefits of the humaxmw Bakrpt .Law.r
That which is eaten is rend-ered invaluali.k
and of course, not to be paid for. and therefore
the amount which he promised t" pay for the
poetaee, and every thing else are included in
the schedule When our boasted Legislators
become soaise as to legislate in the refrospes
tie. as well as prospective, should we not als
pect that they have moved, or are moving
"temUselWs" inato an atmosphere not very con
genial to their constimentSi . We had trusted
that such stridemofmorbidbumanity were alone
confined to the Abolitisists.-This abolitin.
ism with a.vengeance. A positive enstrec,
law and jue., all claim my serices for
creditor, yet W modern humanity I ani "r-"
Our Rail Road.-On Monday Iat, the
Passenger Cars commenced their regular
trips between this place anti Charleston.
They had previously, in one or two instan.
ces, brought up passengers, but did 7n6c
commence to run regularly, carrying the
Mail, until the period above stated. The .
Depot is nia yet completed. and consequent
ly, the Freight Cars will not pt$s up and
down before the comning week. We sin
cerely congratulate the Stockholders on the
cessation of lieheavy drain which hasb
made upon them, coming as it did, wita i
peculiar hardship'in these timesof general F
depression and scarcity ; and trust that thef
may tbe adequately and speedily remunera
ted far their great public enterprise, ad
ammense outlay ofucpital.
On Tuesday atthereisto be a Gr a
Celebration of the opening of the Road,
and A e under-tnd our citizene intendd -to
prelpare a Baurbarnt fA their iown and
country friends. If all who are espected,
come, a most plentiful repast will be ee.
ded. but the proverbial hospitality of Co
lumbia will not permit her to allow ber
guests to depart unsauslied, even should
she have to share her last Ae-cake with
them. Beside, wehave ass inexhaustible
sup -ly of good,.evj, frea spriny water.
Preuchmg at the Lasactic Asylum-The
Regents have resolved to have the Gospel
preached every dabbath in the Asylum,
anad have invited the resident Clergy of the
T'ow 0 to nlternate to the regular perform.
ance, of this duty. L.ast Sabbath, the Rev.
Mr. Martin or tbe Metbndist Cburch,
preached there. We were informed by one
of the Riegents who attended, that he nev
er saw such tixed attention, nor greater de
cortui in any consgregatian. Every eye
was fixed ou the speaker. and the deepest
interest msanifestedl thraoughout the siervi
ees. Every patient kneeled during Prayer,
ins conformiity to the usiages of the officiat
ing Clergy man's Church. and inure than
half of them joined in singing with appa
rent devosion.-Temp. Aduocate 23d inst.
Within the lasat few monathas we have re
eeived cotmplaiuts froem several of our sub
scribers that their papers are very much*
rumpled. and someatimes nearly worn out,
faom hatndling itn the Paist Office, before
they get themi into their possessioan. If
Pats Masters will ,-xamine their book of'
in.,tructions, they will learn that they are
ina bid lendlig Subscribers' papers, under
any circumseances wh.atever. We do not
faeel disposed in find fault w ith, or censure
any of these genierally fatithfusl and accom
amodlating public oticeers, but our own in
terest, aand that of every onc who takes a
INewspaper, requires that the grievance
complained of should he noticed and cor
reeted.- Greenvile Maountaineer.
On she 13th inst, an election was heldin
the first Brigade S. C. M., composed-of'.
Greenville. Anderson antd Piekensflitries,
for Brigadier General, to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the rt-ignation of' General
Thompson. Thenealtidaaes were Colonels~
T. E. iA are and F. N. Garvin. Upon
counting the votes s'e understand there
was a lie. each hsaving received 105. Un
deer such circumstances we suppose a newr
election will be ordered.-fid.
We have been furnished for publication.
with the faollowintz statement of the termi
nation of un mnteresting case which came
before the Superior Court of this county
now sitling. We call attention toit.-Aug.
the 17th inst. an action broightby
G. Butler against Dr..Paul F.
cover damages for neal
gical case, catme on toi tu
ing fracture of the ri ~
rat fragments, and a
er parts :of the k
cited .a deep iiut
jto both partia
daily from New Orleans. Saim louston is
very slow to commence operation, whicrren.
ders him very unpopolartwith many; he bas not
yet made his views public, his plan of opera
tion. &c., but says it is his fall intention to in
vade Nexico; but were he to say with what
number nf men. and at what points the attack
will be made. doubdess Santa Anna would be
pleased to hear, se tbat he could be on his
- A small seboones was bruoght in here on
Saturday last, taken by one of our vessels as a
prize, 30 or 40 toas burtben,cargo 900 bushels
of Corn, and a considerable amountof powder
and lead; the vesoel is considered a lawful
prize, ber crew being all Mexicans except one
man, and she was bound to a Mexican port;
the vesasl that took her, is said to have gaue in
pursuit of another Mexican vessel that has 1200
stand of arms on board. The Tezian Navy, I
believe, is to return in a few days to the Mexi.
can parts. and it is believed something will be
done before it returns; the vessels came in to
Fouzas Tuxor.ooctr. Issrsurox, is FiA
FUELD DRsIazcT, 1. C.
The examination of the Students of this In
stitution. which took place on the 20th instant
in the presence of the Board of Trustees aid
others. gave great satasfaction. The perform
ances of the young brethren indicated a profit
able attention to their various studies. and af
forded full proof of the competency and skill of
their Instructor. Proressor J. L. Reynolde.
The Board congratulate the Denomination on
the succestal operatiton of this " School of the
Prophets." and cemmend it to their af'ections.
prayers, and liberal support.
By or der of the Board,
WILLIAM BLLEN JOHNSON.
JOHN BELTON O'NEALL,
P. S. Exchange papers are requested togive
the above one insertion, or more as they may
For the Advediser.
Ma EDITOR.-You have kindly favored as
with a list of the candidates for Abbeyille. fer
the ensuing election, which we think credita
ble to the District, for their number. talents.
integrity and character. out of which a respect.
able delegation may (and we hope wilt) be se
lected. Arad in the absence of all party feeling,
and in the calmness and composure e.f public
sentiment, we can see of no impediment to i
judicious choice. We trust that we properly
appreeaitte the public virtue and patriotism of
those ofoar fellow citizens who have thus ten.
Sered to as deir services. and that we feel a
bcoingprsdn our identity with them. But
we believ at it behoves us to be cuatious
and prudent in the discharge of public duties,
and careful and vigilant in choice or public
functionaries at all times. We should there
fore b,- glad of - .-.-e .~---~
with all our ca
new,) and to be
And in these
Inovation and amp~rovuenem, wnen great and
rapid changes are common, we shoul rejoice
o see suchs a changre ef'ected, theat our aspir
ats for office, might he aufficiently known and
understood. without the expense of a modern
campaign of electioneering; to which we would
bespeak your friendly co-operation, and oblige
For the .ldrertiser.
Met. EDITOR :-I had the pleasure of attend.
ing the examination of the Greetnwond Schools
a few days since. and was rejoiceed to see that
it excited so muech intosest in our community
and attracted such a largn and intelligent an
The fact cannot he disguised, that these
Schools are anm honor to A bbeville D~istrict. and
I am gratitied to discover that they are liberally
patronized, notwithstanding the grea t pr easure
of the tirr.cs.
The examination of tiee Young Ladies uder
the care of Miss Brown-an amiable and ac
complished lady, reflerted great credit on both
teacher and pupils, and was more imterestinig
than usual on such occiasions. I not only ad.
vance this as my owni opinion. buit am lhappy to
say farther, having converisedlwiths severulhigh.
ly competent hadhies and geatlemen who were
present, that thcir opinions coincide with iiy
own. From Miss Birowas's know n competen
cy. he~r indefatigable intdustry. and her amiable
dispositioti, she certainly deserves the liberal
patrnar-e of an enlightened public. And I lies.
tato not to say that true merit will reap its just
Thie company were much pleased with "soul
stirring" music of the young ladies, in the
charge ofihe Musical teacher, Mr's. Poter.inter.
spersed between the classes durinig the exami
nation. And to cap the climax. at the cle'se ol
the exercises of thme tirist day, uie accomplished~
Miss Carter. uf Cokesbury, was by invitation,
conducted to the Piano. and with thrilling in
terest, displayed her competency in the perform~
ane of a few beautiful Songs of novel style,
which will ever be remembered by all lovers ei
music uho hadl the good fortune to he present.
For my own pair. I must conifess I was, with
the music and lady too, perfectly charmed.
P. 5. Of the other Schools, more perhaps
For the Advertiser.
BasurreTC ix W~asuhbovoti Couatrr, Ess
I am informed by a respectable and quite in
teligent Tlennesseso, of the followitig applica
tions for the benefit of the Bankrupt Law.
Case 1st.-Mfr. A.applles to an Attorney for
his services on *idit. The professional wan
knowing of course how to profit, at the erpenar
of others, demands payment in adanma and ati
pulates to receive a Poney or Saddle, forthe
paying off the tnsolvents' debts." Lawyerw
can sometimes, selproperty very high. Wheb
er tis vluabufblecnidrtiopftati
the eactiffsite oseel aspest debts,