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ter a- distressing
. chleyfrom the high
aT 4-The accounts from
ry are really of the most 1arm)
ratter, with regard to the price ant
-yof p ons. The Galway. and
Castle r papers tate, that famoie has at
tagySet inin the Westand accolu
eeached Dublin yesterday that several
thousand persons had attacked a mill and
store in the heighborhood of Enis,
Scounty Clare, and that the military and
. 5havn been called-out,..and.a con:
Bict took place between them and the peo
;i pIe, in which eighteen of the latter were
- Abridged from the Limerick Chronid.
Fatal Riots in Clare and Ennis,-The
temporary privations of the laboring poor,
at this season of the year, caused by the
sudden advance of market prices, and gen.
eral -ant of employment, -have already,
we regret it sincerely, provoked a collisior
withthe police authorities in their legiti
mate duty of upholding the public peace,
and saving the property of private :ndi
viduals from assault and rapine. The firse
reate oecurred at the village nf Clare,
near Ennis, at a late hour on Saturday
night (the particulars of which have al
A meeting of mngit rates was held it
the Court House, Eunii. at 3 o'clock or
Monday. Affidavits were sworn by the
Mesrs. Bannotyne. in reference to the at
tack on the vessel in Clare, and the exer
tons they had made for the protection ol
the property. It was decided to forward
and espres to Limerick for a military re
-.infrcement, and to call in from the oul
stations the several detachments of thc
police, and to use every exertion to pre
Gervethe peace of the tow n. During the
evening there were strong symptoosof at
approacbing disturdance, from the appa.
kk .rent excitement of the working classes
who paraded the streets in great force, and
o cionally collected in groups in various
partsof the town. As is customary og
such occasions, the women were most via.
lent in their demeanor, and evidently en
couraging the men by voice and action in
their riotous intention. About 10 o'clock
a furiousecrowd collected opposite one el
Mr. Bannotyne's stores, and commenced
an attack upon the gates and windows.
The police were shortly on the spot. ant
With dificulty succeeded in driving back
the moh to some ditance. and stearng the
space in front of the stores. There wai
extraordinary excitement through the
town at this period from the increasin
symptoms of turbulence in the crowd% ant
the knowledge of the trifling police fore
availatble for its general protection.
Aibout half past eleven o'clock the mot
appeared to be dispersing, and the police
retitcd from the sore to patrol Mill street
rThis, however, was but a stratagem. Is
their absence 4 rush was again made,
the mob had just succeeded in breats
one of the gates, when the police returned
padendeavored to drive them back.
-.- werw now hurled at the
I - he
* eartres a -1....
the screams of the women too late con
winced them of its fatal elects, thee only
the assailants began to dispeise amidst the
T greatest uprOar.
* The following is the list of the casnal
ties, which we lament to Bad is so exten.
- sive. The wonded perspns were brought
to the conaty infiemary, and received every
attention from the resident surgeon.
-Catherine Follon, shot in the head, died
since admiued into hospital; Peggy Keen,
womanded in the thigh notdangeroti; Peg
M'enii the leg-not likely to re
M. Leary, received three balls in the
thigh, broken; 31. Tohin, shot in the calf of
the leg; J. Shanks, shot in do.; Edward
Sdltlivant, shot tn the gromn; 3. Hlennessy,
shot in the thigh, nod dangerous; F. Ney
tat, in the arm, not dangerous; Michael
M Iacunamara, two shots in calf of leg, br
ken; Thomas Darcey, wounded in the
back; Thomas Moroy, in the thigh, not
shot through both calves of the legs, not
-dangerous; and D. Fallun, policeman, eye
broken by the stroke of a stone.
Eauis, Tuehsday.-A man named Leary
has just expired in the county infirmity
r - from the elects of shots received during
the riot last evening.
Eanis is in a very alarming state. The
bellman has been sent round the town by
* ~ some evil emissaries for the purpose ofeol
leeting a mob at the market before the hour
of two of this day. The populace have re
fused all ofera of pacification, openly de
elartng that nothing will gratify them but
blond! The cry through the town all day is.
- Assemble until we have blood for blood!"
Large crowds bad collected. The ex
casement increases every moment, and it
now appears all the magistrates deny hay
in3ggiven orders to the police to fire on the
The inquest has not yet Leen held.
Nothing can equal the inflammatory ex
eitement; the police are under arms in bar
racks, and a party parading thc town.
ir. C. O'Connell has lust addressed the,
peple at the Court Hone. and expressed
-. intention of convening a meeting after
..~ A coroners's inquest was held on the
~Y~c. 1 # body of the slain woman, Catherine She
h an, and thle verdict declared that there
was not-mafiieent provocation for the firing
and that the police fired, not only without
ordershbot against the positive orders of
- their officers. -Thirty-eight policemen
Swere e'ommitted for trial on this verdit
~ ~-1~' he charge against them being willful
murder,. Great complaint is made at the
yment of the police instead of the
ajy, who would have been more cool
onld have obeyed orders.
Bussamenate, ex-President of
sumag the prsentations at
drwig-too, Jun 16,
othe 4 &-ioters I le
t, chesbe iiipital
ept threb ot urre coisderid dan
Tuesday Nigk eight o'clock.-The ex- u
citement caused by 12s1 night's appalling 1t
catastrophe stIll.contionug.unabated, .H
A detachment or he 85ib front Limer- 01
ick arrived here about three o'clock yester
day, special request having been imade for. 110
tbat purpole; they remained under arms, ef
at the police barrack, in Goal street. ii
Wednesday Morning, ir o'clock.-The v,
police patiolled the streets throughout thorG
night, sam though crowds were to a late 01
hour collected is different parts of the ti
town, no disposition to riot or breach of! g,
th. peace was observable. Ev.ery other C
feeling seems in be lost in anxiety for ibih
issue of sbe inquest, and at this early hour P
groups of persons are baunering through V'
the streets. The coroner will take his sent d
at eleven, and proceed to busiess imme- i
FROM TEXAS. a
The steamship N. York, Capt. Wright.
arrived yesterday from Galveston, bring- F
ing dates from Galveston to Saturday last. i
Congress assembled at Houston on the u
29th ult. when the President's Message C,
was received and read. This document, It
after reviewing the occurrences in the Re- i
public since the adjournment of Congress. C
and informing them of the actual present o
situation of affairs, leaves the question of ti
invasion of Mexico to the decision of the si
Representatives of the People. e:
Perhaps the following article from the c
Civilian shadows forth the sentiments of a te
strong party in Texas, on the question of Ii
invading Mexico, more clearly thou can r
be seen in the Message to Congress. cl
Nations, as well as individuali, are at a
times transported by anger or enthusiasm.
and do things which in their calmer moods
condemn as useless or injurious. Presi
dent Houston has been censured by many -
for neglectiog to avail himself of the late
excitement to invade Mexico, .od thus -
commit the country, too far to recede, so a
war in which, in its more composed and
thinking hours, itis not disposed to engage. n
War, it is tree. depends much for its suc- a
cess upon the feeling with which it is wag- p
ed ; but feeling alone cin do nothing. On
the field of bottle it ray be well to forges
every consideration in the desire for victo. h
ry; but prudence is said to be the better C
part of valor; and it is the part of a skil. m
tul General to think for those entrusted to hi
his care and restrain their impetuosity c,
when it is likely to involve them in ruin or it
needless danger. It is the part or folly to $I
enter into an enterprise without consider
ing the means and chances of success or
the consequences in cam. of failore;-the P
part of wisdom to weigh contingences well, o
and, by fireseeing to avoid disasters. Rash- hi
ness leads men into unnecessary danger or b4
destruction; while true courage inen no el
foolish hazard and only sacrifices its pos- i
sessor when some great good is to b, at- a
But the President has no right to de- t
clare or prosecute a war of invasion, The
Constittion has given that power to Con- 1m
gress, a y has now met to con- ol
sider the V, of using it. It is ne- ol
w-ry fcr t pulic tranquilisy that the w
tu should promptly settled by the ai
'of it. The pe e
7 perr.- L
er . rtasrwy
prsva& may be
,.essfully, at least u'
,,ruwarbtces must be drawn from ft
the United States. Unless some extraor- a,
dinary and unexpected means can he de
vised for raising funds to equip mud bringg
them to this country, and to support them
until they can sustain themselves off the
enemy's country, or' the people of the te
United States extend a liberality for that ii
object, which we can reasonably neither l6
ask or hope, ihese forces cannot be obtain- n<
ed. -ien so drawn together must have be
few disappointments or causes of dissatis- di
faction, or their efficiency, subordination ei
and good conduct cannot be depended up- @1
etn. Manmy of them imust necessarily be
those who are discontented, unfortunate,
are useless as home-men who love the o.
indolence and license of the camp better t
than the toil and1 quiet of the workshop or hi
the farm. Such met. are impatient of'con- T
trnl-emacsing in their demands-and by gr
no means steady in their purposes. The ,,
experience which this city has lately had r
in this respect has satisfied not a few that, cil
isn the present condision of she country. as
many evils as benefits may he expected Bi
from an attempt to carry on the war with
this kinad of troops, and shot the expecta- t
tion that an invasion of Mexico can be F'
made without the sacrifice of the private w
pruperny of the people tihere by our troops tr
as unfounded, since these troops cannot be wl
supported here without the appropriation e,
of the property of the citizens, not always th
wish their own consent.
Even if we should prove suecessful in ~
the work of invasion, one of the conditions
of a sreaty of peace would be the with- t"
drawal of out torces ; and for them to re
turn and be disbanded here would be a
circumstance scarcely less tu be dreaded
by the people than 'the march into the
country of a hostile Mexican force ofequal de
numbers. The effect which an army has ne
in demoralizing and redering reckless those 1th
engaged in it, where the men are hastily
drawn together and there is not an oppor
tunity for enforcing strict order and discip- *
line, cannot he imagined by those who
have never witnessed it. The non-pay- *t
ment of the :nen by the Government coi- W
plnying them-want, sull'ering, or fancied ki
wrongs, are made the pretexts for the gros- s
sest irregularities and frequently for the A
commission of the worst crimea. Should j e
this ' nrment be comapelled to disband. m
withid Iur borders, an army from abroad ,
sufficiently large to have invaded Mexico
with elfect, their track out of the country .
would be marked with a desolation scarce- hi
ly equalled by the ravages of she locusts of I
Egypt. Necessity would force them to yc
forage upon the country, and the love of
mischief and cupidity would impelI many e
to destroy and carry away whbat they could p
not consume. Collisions might thus arise p
between the citizens and soldiers, and
scenes might be enacted'both painful and
hattaeflion of Volunteers from theUnih
a States, left this G
re compnses fro uT
r Caplean S lsi,
ader Captain Hiet -T
sa~,; nader Captain By e
uniavilie, .under.Captain bL i4
me, from Perry. ~ '
'One of the Alahama vol belomg
igto Captain Clement' 03fi
I Gill, was shoiton us, i
lis city, by a member of moomm
Aluoteers,. named .Uliuus eaqw!.
oodenow was examined be the May
r and discharged, i-appmea *evidence
at-4ill had attackedhim,d
rons and desperate cha abdibat
4lodenow acted in self-~
Congress organized a the
resident's Message oD
lug-tea members or ate sand
irty of the HUouse or Re iUesbe
ig at, The Telegra .a gee
ral ,dispoition appears to Ich the
usness submitted by the'. et and
djourn a soon as possible " at
Corpus Christi.-A genii arrivd
am this plare yesterday, l ht no
nportant intelligence. -are
adcr excellenr discipline.' v;. be
nne much more conten ,they
arned that a draft has b red by
to President to carry on, 'vq*ar.
el C. L. Ossen has rale phjii~es
reattle and other sitck iW . to
tem. The late rains thata in
ich abundance in this oe not
tiended west of the. The
-ops on the San Antonio er wes
rn streams are almnost r i4 oed
' one field on that river, near
ur hundred acres, searcefya kercom
>uld be gleaned.-Siar.
HON. F. W. P I 1
We publish to-day the le - nthe
an, announcinx his determl 16*e to be
candidate for re-election i '..:Mr.
ickens was the successor aE-A fie,
hose ezalted genius and uleience
id been so often displayed i oorof
ongrese; and being com tni iyoung
. y0a young
ail when first elected, it was y of
s friends, that he might in the
trast. but without intendit ya
vidiaus comparison, we mayb -tdo
y. that our youthful Rept *Tole a*m
ewed. that the mantle of his~inguished
edecesor had fallen apoe niirorthy
moulders. Mr. Pickens
a seat, a zealous devotion to
La ever supported our riAa.
rgy and eloquence. He Tas kec _Ia 7
arssly vindicated the of
e South, whilst he has alwa t apat
ioic devotion to the welfarT 'eher 8=0
Mne of the union. It is true th-lI*1ichens
is never sought office, thoia snaI arts
the demagogue, and the saansadmhe said
all his illustrious predees ;ind we
ould most earnestly conmend their bright ex
nple, to the imitation and .AopCid, e"
ak n the
isrict. that it , .
Utative. Our i .-nta
nehosem fot tas~a ttee'A
m, and have ever recei,. a go, appout
am the people, until they dein6~r were
nsferred to s'ome other btgh position in the
,vernment. Let the people spurs the dema.
igue who would seek to cerrupt them, and me
t their representatives for deiriftoe and in
ligence, and they will soon seee benefieial
reets opon their own interests. Mri. Pickens
is served usfnshfuly and ably, ad we doubt
at, that the. relation which has so king existed
tween himself and his constituents, will be
isolved with regret on their jparteygtr. Pick
as will serve us till the 4dh Marbis. The
eetion fur members to the next Congres will
t ake place until after the nsLegilatuare,
'this State shall have arranged oar Congres
mal Districts under the new apportionment
L. South Carolina looses tweonmembers.
his matter o.f the reorganization of the Con
essinl Districts of the state .Is receiving
me uention in other quarters. and we would
smetfully direct the thoughts- of our feilow
:izens to that subject.
We have been informed that Col. Whitleld
rooks, has been spoken of asm a suitable person
fil the place now occupied by Mr Piekens.
>r our own part, we know oftnogeatleman,
ithin the bounds of this Congressional Di.
et, etter qualified to serve the citisens, or to
hor they can more securely trust their inter
ts, and the interests or the Sooth generally,
an Col. Brooks, as his age, expeuience, and
sition in the District, point him out as a suit
e sucessor to our present worthy represen
0THE PEOPLE OF ABBEVILLE AND
F:Lr.row Cmrsass.-It is my intetmin to
line being a candidate for re-election to the
at Congress, and I have thought-It proper
at I should inform you of it at as early a pe.
td as I could with propriet'y.
I have served you through mnany di' acut and
:iting scenes. and occasionally under cir
insances of the most painful bnsletyt end
batever' errors I may have commies#' if I
now myself. I have never had an apiration
pema from your honor and youar'hdterests.
a very early age I was chosen your repre
uative, and have been suntained with a kind
:se and generosity that has made a deep its
ession upon my feelings. Your ndivided
d free support, has been to me, always my
ghest pride and eonsolation in public Efe,ad
:an gind no language iin which to express to
u the grtitude andatachmnt I howfinL.
There is no man living, who can say. that I
er sanght'from him favor or support by ay
ronal appliances whatever, it ha been nay
ide to standinpon high principles. and taId7
n the patriotiaa and intelligenee a, bree
ople to sustain me. By so doing, leoceetved
stIwscoriutip toeatePlio n'
Pio plae the relati -re the represeti
ative and his coiitibnts opon the highesr
snd purest grounds. I have ever scorned and m
Iisdained the ordliary ats ora *mgoglte. It v
Iuner these circuuiiltances that your confi. j
Inkid support have ever been to me U
and nest grateful rewards.
1unar which you have eondded to my c
trIst has never been tarnished In I
PY d and I hope most sincerely you ra) L
treasmit it to saecessor, who will preserve the I
aent fameanidreputatonofout Congressioi.
aDtri i ror it by ty illustrious pre
dee .ndie distinguished men who
n I have the atisfaction to part
frel aw tbe unkind feelings towards any
condl ewma I have, and with no regrets or
disappointments t complain of.
Very sincerely and respectfuly.
F. W. PICKENS.
WaISasofo CtT. Alh July, 1842.
Louisiaua.-The democratic party in Lodir.
lana have completely routed their opponeuts. I
at the late elections. How could it be other
wise, when their elections were held on the I
birth day of our glorious Independenre. Mr.
Alexander Mouton. the democratic candidate 4
for Governor is elected by upwards m 2000I
majority. and both branches of the legislature i
are democratic. Mr. Conrad, the successor or i
Mr. Monton in the Senate of the United States, i
will be Senator only until the 4th of SMarch I
neat. The neat legislature will have to elect a
Senator for six years.
On the 11th inst. the following gentlemen
were se elceted Directorsof the Charlestou In
sarance and Trust Company:
T. Street. D. C. Levy, C. Brekmyer. James
Chapman. W. C. Dukes, Thomas J Ker, B.
J. Howland, Ker Boyce L. Carew, M. T.
Mendenhall. 0. L Dobson. George Gibbon,
John Hunter, John Williams, 1. A1. Wiley
On the 12th.inst. Thadens Street, Esq., was
unanimously re-elected President.
At a meetirig of the Fraalin Total .*sixxce
Society, held on the 14th inst. in Charleston, the
following gentlemen were elected Officers for
the ensuing year:
John H. Honour, Jr. $1. D. President.
W. F. A. Kugly. lst Vice President.
H. L. Westendorf 2d Vice President.
David S. Palmer. Secretary.
T. Chrietzburg, Treasurer.
TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY.
According to previous public notice, a con
siderble number of gentlemen of the Town of
Edgfeld, and its vicinity, assembled in the
MaleAcademy at 6 o'clock on Saturday even
ing the 9th ' July, 1842, for the purpose of
comtbining and concentrating theirefforts in the
canseofTEMPERANCE. Dr. John G. Wil.
liams called the meeting to order. And on me.
don of Mr. Edmund Penn, Dr. HARwooc
BeaT, evas requested to act as Chairman, and
Wu. F. Duassos, Secretery. The Chairman
explained the object of the meeting, and in an
appropriate and impressive addrese, urged upon
-the audienee the claims of the canseof Tempe
'rance, and the importance ofthe Total Absti
nentce Pledre. Ti mno-m
.......soaulof, wne use or intozicat
ing liquors has spread over our fair land. and
having pledged ourselves to abstain totally
therefroua, now therefore, that we may bave
harmony and concentration of action, in ror
warding the cause of Temperance, we agree to
form oirselves into a Society, to be governed
by the following
Art. 1. This Society to be known by the name
of the Meania Washingtonian Societypof Edge
Art. 2. Tho Officers of this Society shell be
a President. two Vice-Presidents, and a Rtecor
ding and Corresponding Secret ary, who shall
be elected from among the members, and shall
bold their offices until the Anniversary of the
Society, at which time a new election shall take
Art. 3. It shall be the duty of the President
to call meetings of the Society at hsis discretion,
either in the village of Edgecleld or the country.
to preside at all the meetings of the Society.
and during his absence one of the Vice Presi
dents shall preside, and intheirnbsence the 8o
ciety shall appoint a President pro, temn
Art. 4. It shall be the duty of the Recording
Secretary, to keep a record of the proceedings
of the Society, the same to be open as all times
to the inspe.:tion of the members.
Arr. 5. It shall bie the dnty of the Correspon
ding Secretary, to attend to such correspon.
deuce as may be referred to him by thme Society.
Art. 6. The President shall appoint fie mem
bers to act as a Committee of Relief. It shall
be their duty to relieve the immediate necessi
ties of any individuals who manifests a strong
desire to reform, and to take the pledge of the
Art. 7. The Society pledges itself to refund
to the Committee of Relief, tany money which
they expend in thus benevoloc.tly relieving thce
distressed, and thereby promote the great object
of the Society.
Art. 8. Every person who shall sign the fo.
lowing pledge, shall be considered a member
of this Soc ety.
The Pledge of the Mechanics Washinpgtnian
Society of F~dgefleld Distnet.
We whose names are hereunto annexed de.
sirous of forming a Society for our mutual ben
st, and to guard against the pernicious habit
which is injurious to our health, standing and
families, do pledge ourselves as gentlemen not
to drinh any Spiritss or Maet Liguors, Wie
or Hard Cidw.'r
Art. 9. The Amnivesry meeting of the So.
eiety aball be'beidat Edgeheld Court House
on the 4th day offaly, in eaeh year.
Art. 30,The regular meetings of this Soci
ety sball bebheld on the evening of the first
Monday of every month, in the Court House.
Art 11. As this Soeiety has for itsnsoe ob.
ki~t th gret mralretorms, in the promotion;
W y m s orthresent
The paogresofihe ais-.
ierest m Lanifested bjh cow
i etyadjosa dtomste
to meeeu0 dt
evening earMonday in Augus.
D40UN.D PENN. Sastsi
Heatk ofne Ca @
of the 12th inst.alili
W understand repors arOn cilnia n
Charleston and us the anterioruf one owN
that out city, at the present tame is athey
Unaccountable al thesejeports are, yetit
that they have had inuaience eouga top.
paissengers an the Cars trom Charleston
stopping an out cpty :ow thesesseporta on
ginated, we are ata istso dvine, far the bealth
o' Au;:usita is at piemut as gUuC a* IN aly city
su the Union. TO alt thOse solstreports we hope
our tie-aidm in taleston and Uiedaierent rec
tiose lotue atate wail yia at contiadiction.
The wet weather experau..4. lr sowe daysof'
last week, usa. producAd elIds with some of a.
As regarda we-riuma U&aKena., we use waraanted
in saymtg that we are enurel) tree ron any or
thens. Tor ave the those abroad an idea of
health thai. we have enjoa ed. aid the (siiitof
I repOrts aU ruICeA.Uson We wail staittha'in
the msonill .,f May 1here were eight death'e-in
tilts city, 3 %hates aned blacks: two f the
wiatem were cluldren under I year ot age:apd
the adult used of consumption. In the iiaath
ot Jusser the deathis were Sirtn' , 7 whites and 6
bl.cks: o' the whites 5 were children, ad of
the biacui 3 were stll burn.
lm portens Jrim Washington.-We have
bc lUtVored waits the followin: extracs of
a letter tron' une vl the Massachusetts
Coanmisaonerss which sets the question, of
the N. E. boundary al rest, at least in re
lation, to the resetsa negotiiationu-Patriot,
- ASUItGTOM, July 7. 1842.
"The New York American of Tuesday,
as well as some other papers state it as a
fact. that a treaty betwern England and
this country was signed se ai- 4th instant,
i am sorry to say that this re,-ora iseatire
ly untialuted, and ttiat b.. tsie , the Nith
Lasterna Boundary quvat.oa is concerned,
there as taut little, Witn) p, uspect of its pro
secet adjustment. ludeed. the Commis
sioters consider tle negotiation now elo
*cd, OU far as is regard, any favorable re
sull, but it is not Iftought adviseabloito
bring the pr oceedings to an babapt or
ty termination. The probabilty is thaithe
matter will be again submitted to as gr
We take the following paragraph f(a
A Mexican Rumor.-The followiagieu
wte cut from ice Courier of last evening:
"%e are told that a letter frow the.fty
of Mexico. received here this'morning via
Havana, mentions that rears were enter
tatned an M sico that the American mians
ter % ould % ithd, aw, in which case Presi
dealt Santa Ana intended to declare war
immediately against the United States."
Stand from under!
We know nothing of the nature of tb
Instructions sent to Gen. Thompson in re
hation to the claims of -our citizens upon
Mexico, nor what has been done as reprds
some of the Americans among the prison
ers takeparSanta Fe who have claimed
the protecti at this government; but this
much we dknow, that there will belittle
:emporizing.;on. be part of Gen. Ta
With MeBl w
the bands of so prompt and efiEclent an o
Outrage at Harvard Univesity.We
learn by a gentleman Iron Uamnbride
(ays lae Boston Tranecript'of Wednes
dtay ) that about 2 o'clock this morning, a
large bomb-shell was placed in Professor
Pierce's reci ation room in Unjiversity Hall,
which exploded with such violence as to
shatter the room in every part. The par
tittons of three other rooms contignons,
were all thrown adown and other injury
done te) the rooms. The windows were
all broken and the floor broken through
down to dhe Comaions' Hall. The cause
af the outrage is not known, nor have the
perpetrators been discovered.
Sieamboat Disauter.-The N. 0. Pica
yune oh Suntday thas the follow ing sad con
firmation of the steamboat explosion near
Th'le Edna.-The Highlander, which
boat arievedl last evening confirms the in
teligence of the blowing up of the Edna.
Ii was a terrific disaster. Sixty-three ini
all toere sufferers of whom 6fiy are now.
dead! Thecy wcre chiefly from near Dna-.
seldorf, on the Rhine, Prussia.
Poisoning.--An attempt was 1aey
made to desaroy the family of Mr. Wm.~ V
Scott, of suanter District, in this Siat.
by mixing poison with their bomity. Mjr,.
S., his overseer, and ten little negroes whso
were fed in the yard, were all sufferers.
Upon examination before a Court of Free
holders, S. Lacoste, Es-. the Magistrate
presiding, the cook woman was found
guilty, pertly on her own confession, and
partly no other ietimnony, and sentenced
to be hung ona the 22d. No death has en
sued. Mr. S. and his overseer who suf
fered more than the others, are recovertig.
Suicde.Dr.Joseph B. Ponce son o
M1,. D. Ponace, of Hancock counfy, Ga.?'
arrived here on Theursday afternoon by
Augusta Rail Road, and pot up at
Planter's liotel, lie appeared rtlama -
but raiher depressed, retired abontth!
past 8 o'clock to hi-e room, and was fonna~
next mnornang dead, having cut his throat
from ear to ear with a manor, lie must
have done it sonn after getting to his
chamber, and in the dark, piece of
candle with which lee retire very lit
I te consumed, and a genilemani who slept
next door an him end wbo retired at 10,
never hieard him move. He had .seveal~
letters from his father to gentlemen in this ~
city-among theta one io thbe Spanish Con- ,
sul. WVe understand that Mr. Ponce, sen.
ats as Spanish Consul in Savanagbi
a gentleman who called upon hims tn
day of his arrival be exp esed himsel
..ry anhious to go to Sayannhb.
The Wheat Cr p. AlthoughiDQ
has in Same plases beenaainjured.
the crop isa I eaV -
the wheat C3
pon to lend a helpiag band, therefore, tha
remay go on hand in hand in this great ob
ct of humanity, conquering and to confier,
ectarian prejudices, and party poldei, must
e entirely excluded, from all our proceediigs,
herishing the spirt of him whose name we
ave assumed as the title of our association,
sing the weapons alone tof charity and kind
ersuasion j we solemnly agree to abstain from
ill denunciations of those who differ with us in
Art. 12. This Constitution may be amended
ty a vote of two-thirds of the members present
it any meeting.
After the adoption of the Constitution. Dr.
4arwood Burt. was elected President; Dr.
lohn G. Williams, and 31r. James Cue bran,
Vice Presidents; and Mr. William F. Dartsoe,
leetording and Curresponding Secretary. and
he audience was then invited to signthe pledge,
:hereupon about 30 gentlemen subscribed the
The President appointed a Comnittee of Re
ief, under the 6th As ttcle of the Constitution.
The bociety requested te Secretary to keep
openti at all oties the book containinsg Use
ledge, for the signatures of those disposed to
ubscetbi to it; and then adjourned, to meet in
he Court House. on 3onday eventog. tie I Ith
tst., to co-operate with the meeting Whet cal
ed, to promote tie cause ol Teupcrauce.
Wa. F. DURISOE. *cretary
1Ounar Evzasso. 1 Ith July, 18421.
The Society met in the Court House. on
which occasion a very large and anentive au
dience was assembled. The Edgeheld Village
'emperance Society. a meeting of which had
been called on th.n evening. tirst organized it
Pell, Dr. %% m. is. Johnson. the Presidentofthat
Society took the Chair, and Edmund Penn, Esq.,
was requested to act as decretary. This Socie
ty was then addressed by N. L. Griffin, Esqr.,
who communicated to the Society the pro
reedings of the first meeting of this Society.
read the Consttation. and subuzited a resola.
ion that he Edgelield Village Temperanee
Society accept the Pledge of TOtat Abstinence,
and their urgantzation be lorthwith dissolved,
with the view of subscribing the pledge of this
Society; this resolution was seconded and sup.
ported in an able and eloqueiat address by Dr
H. Ourt, and unAnimously adopted. Where.
upon Dr. I1. Butt, was welcomed to the Chair
in a few and appropriate rematks by Dr. John.
on, anl called this Society to order. An op.
portunity was then afforded to the persois pre
sent to subscribe the pledge; and after some
pertinent and impressive remarks by Dr. R.
G. Mays, about twenty-five gentlemen subscri.
bed the pledge.
A Committee was appointed to wait upon
the Ladies, at their bomes. for their signaturea.
A general good feeling pervades this con.
-amnity, in favor of the Temperance causae
and many others are- expected soot to leol the
aid of their namesi and examples in its promo
ion. All the gentlemen who addressed the
everal ma-*s deprecated the use of any
ther I - cause, than those ofargn.
Vir. Durisoe.-Mr. Edmund
lit'~i&a~ri- ain hai
idjourued. to met in the
.........., suday evening the 18th inst.
EDMUND PENN, Sectarg.
.41OstDA! Eraaso. July 18.
The Society in. pursuant to adjourinment,
he Presidet in the Chair, for the purpose of
appointing Delegates to attend a Temperance
Lenvention, to be ineld in Greenville on the 2d
Monday of August.
"'he followinig preamble and resolutions
were offered by N. L. Gritiin. Esqr.
Whereas this Society has understood, that a
Convention of Delegates trom thme diifferent So.
:ieties of the State. tans been called b3 the State
-Tempeuantce Society, to meet an Greenville~in
the moonib of August next.atnd being willing to
umite with our fellow citizens of ether aectiota
in all laudable s-dforts to promote the great Tem=
perance reform which is now so happiily
progressing throughout the State and the Na
tesured, That the President do nominats
five gendiemesi from this Society as Dlelegates
to the said Conventiona.
Rcssolzed, As the deliberate opinion of thi
Society, that the only weapons of their wart'ato
should he argumnent and affectionate persuasion
and that this Society deprecates all attemptsto
procureu Legislative enactments on the subject,
a highly impolitic and inexpedient, and thai
our Delegates be instructed, if necessary, to
present the foregoing as the views of this Sc.
ciety. to the said Convention.
The meeting,was addressed by N. L. Griffin,
sqr., and Dr. H. Burt, in favor of the resoln.
tions, which were unatmmeusly adopted by the
The following gentdemen were niominated
and appointed to represent the Societyin the
Rev. Win. B. Johnson, Dr. RI. G. May., N.
L Griffin, Wmn. F. Duriseoe, Daniel Abbey.
On motion of N. L Griffin, Esqr., the Pi esi
dent, Dr. H. Burt. was also appointed one ol
the Delegates to thu Convention.
An invitation having been given for persons
to sign the pledge of the Society. six genttemeui
came forward and enrolled their names, malk
ing in all sixty gentlemen who have signed the
The following pledge was proposed and
adopted by the society to be presented to th
Ladies for their signatures:
THE LADIES PLEDGE.
We whose names are hereunto annexed. pro.
fonnidly imopreused with the belief that in the
great cause or Temaperance, the dearest inter
estsof our country and our own lhappinesa art
involveci, and regardt g with the undeast hopen
the success oaf L.m tenpet ance cauk', do r ledgo
.urselves to cheer by our example. and suppori
with our * ensure of intluesce ib. ;-atr..e C
lenalet. and m a ret .m, which sthis So
ae' has for its object,