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LAET FROM ENGLAND..,
BY THF. BRITANNIA. -
Commercial Sumary.-The revival of
trade continues the theme of general con
gratulation. The cotton market is- more
active than it has been for years. In
deed, during the past week, a greater
amtt of cotton has been sold than ti any
one week since 1825. The sales atnoun
teil to 91,U0 bags of which upwards of
40.000. have been taken - on speculation.
Prices have advanced from a farthing to
three-eights. on the previous week's quo.
tations. On most descriptions an im
provement of a farthing a pound has been
realised. The market on Saturday clo
ses ratther quieter, but without any symp
toms of going back. The publication of
the rovenue returns, and the recent favor
able news from China, have mainly pro
duced the activity to which we have re
The Cotton market has been seriously
affected by the news came to hand by
the Caledonia. Last week as we have
stated; the market was unnsually active,
but in the beginning of the present week,
-it showed symptoms of receding. This
was the result, in a great measure, of the
steamer's anticipated arrival. She was
due on Saturday, but did not arrive un
til Tuesday night, the demand in the
meantime having been considerably check
ed. Yesterday, when her intelligence
became known, the market was extreme
ly dull, the business hardly exceeding
4000 bags, and prices receded one-eighth.
The accounts respecting the new Cotton
crop are so contradictory, except those
from Texas, which are favorable, as to
have mainly produced this result. Some
judging, it is alleged has been discovered
recently amongst a certain class of Liver
prokers, to influence the market by ficti
tious sales; and this, though, in a slight
degree, may not have been without its ef
fect. The brokers generally, however
are so honorable and respectable a class
of men as to be above the imputation o
countenancing any precedure not strictly
cori-ect and business-like. Feeling tbier
characters compromised, they have insti
tuted a searching inquiry into the alleged
mal-practices, and when concluded, the
result will be made public. It may be
stated that nothing in the state of trade or
the prospects of the country can account
for the check which the market has re
ceived, and the cause, therefore. must be
looked for in the temporary circumstance
to which we have adverted.
Cotton Yarns.-The duty on Yarn, for
merly about tiwo dollars per peculof 1333b.,
is now reduced to I dullh- 40 cents, or
about five-eights of a penny per pound.
Cotton Goods.-The duty on bleached
shirtings, formerly about 92 cents, is now
reduced to 21 cents, or a shilling per piece.
The duty on unbleached shirtings (which
were formerly arranged in two classes,
chargeable with a duty of 42 cents and ten
cents respectively, and subject to the ca
price or corruption of the mandarins or
custom-house officers, as to the class in
which they should be palced.) is now fixed
on for all qualities at 14 cents, or about Sd
per piece of 28 to 40 inches wide, and 20
to 40 yards in length. The duty on print
ed goods, formerly about 2 to 24 dolls. per
piece, is now fixed at 28 cents per piece
of 24 to 30 yards long, and 26 to 31 inches
The Irish Agitation-Measures of the
Government.-The Government has at
length thought proper to take some active,
steps repressive of the !Irishu agitation for
the repeal of the Union. Ont Sunday a
great repeal demonstration was to have
taken place at Conquer hill, Clontaff, a
bout three miles north of Dublin. The
Repeal Association issued rules to he ob
served by the "Repeal Cavalry." Reau
lation wends and cockades, were to he fur
nishea to those whio volutiteered; and the
notification, which was drawn up to resem
ble . a nmilitary general order, laid down
roles for the formation of "troops." for
"muster-march and parade," so as~ to pre
pare as soldierly a display as possi'le.
It was ordained, however, that all
these preparations should he for nothing.
A Cabinet Council was held, on Monday.
and the Earl de Grey was known, on the
same day, to have an interview with Sir
Robert Peel. Soon afterwards the Lord
Lieutenant, Lord Chancellor Surgdem,
and the Earl of Cardigan, went over to
Ireland; a regiment of infantry was order
ed to Dublin, from Northampton, and
another from Glasgowv, and a rnovement of
importance was generally anticipated.
The Lord Lieuteniaat, on his arrival in
the capitol, on Friday, immediately sum
moned a meeting of the Privy Council
lors and lawv officers. They sat in long
and earnest deliberation, and it was deter
mined that a proclamation should be put
forih, forbidding the meeting at Clontarf.
A proclamation was subsequently submit
ted. but disapproved. Another was fram
.ed, .adopted and signed.
-Arrest of O'Connell and eight olhers!
Mr. O'Connell and his son, Mr. J. O'Con
nell, were arrested on Saturday, Oct. 14,
upon warrants issued by Judge Burton,
on information sworn before him on the
day prevrious. Upon his arrest Mr. O'Con
nell having c-alled the crown solicitor for
copies of the informnations, which -were
refused, his solicitor delivered in a demand
so be supplied with the same. Mr. O'Con
nell then rergnested to see the -information
on which the warrant was issued;- and,
having coolly read it over said he was ready
to give the bail required, and entered into
.recognizances himuself in ?1,000, and Mr.
- 1r'Loughlin and Mr. Dunne, in ?500
each. to answer a charge of-conspiracy
and misdemeanor on the first day of the
term. Mr-. Johno O'Connell:having done
the same, the parties then retired..
* r.- O'Connell immediately caused the
following addressto be issu~ed:.-.u:
TO THEi PEOPLE OF IRELAND.
B ieloved countrymen! I announce to
* - you that which you~ will hear from other
:quarters, namely thbat I have this day giv
*en bail to answer to a charge of conspira
cy and other misdemeanors, the first day'
*of next term. I make this announcement
in order to conjure the people, one and all,
to-observe the strictest n'nd most perfect
tranquility. 'Any attempt to disturb the
jinblic peace may hye most disastrous
.e~alyt wu.d..ta g~iminai and misehiev
-,ttend, then, beloved countrymea, to
"Be not tempted by any body to break
the peace, to violate the law, or to be guil
ty of any tumult or disturbance. The
slightest circumstance against order or the
public peace may .ruin our beautiful and
otherwise triumphant cause.
"If you will, during this crisis, follow
my advice, and act as I entreat you to do,
patiently, quetly, and legally, I think I
can -pledge myself to you, that the period
is not far distant when our revered sover
eign wi!t open the Irish Parliament in
"Every attempt of our enemies to dis
turb the progress of Repeal hitherto has
had a direct contrary effect. This attempt
will also fail, if it be not assisted by any
misconduct on the part of the people.
"Be tranquil, then, and we shall be tri
umphant. 'I have the honor to be, your
ever faithful servant.
"Merrion Sq'. Oct. 14, 1843.
It appears that the arrests are to have
a very wide scope, including several edi
tors of journals, and the gentlemen con
nected with the working of the association.
The magistrates were instructed by the
government to remain in their offices till
they received intimation from the Castle
that they were no longer required.
We copy the following from a fourth
edition of the Dublin Nation:
"Nnvmosr Orr ie, Fiva 'O'CLOCK.
"We have just received a list of the
parties agaitt whom warrants are issued.
They are as follow:
"For attendance at the Mullaghmast
Meeting.-D. O'Connell, D). Gray, T.
M. Ray, i'homas Steele.
For attendance at the Dinner after
the Meeting.-Daniel O'Connell, M. P.
T. M. Ray, John O'Connell, M. P. Tho
mas Steely, Dr. Gray, R. Barrett.
"For taking part in the Proceedings of
the Association.-Dr. O'Contell, Charles
Graven Duffy, John O'Connell, M. P. R.
Barrett, Rev. Mr. Tyrrell, Lask, Tho
mas Steele, Rev. Mr. Tieruey, Clonti
biritt. T. M. Ray, Mouasahan, Dr. Gray.
'-Two inspectors of police have just
waited upon Mr. Duffy to put him under
arrest. and make arrangements for receiv
It was generally believed, that. war
rants were to be-immediately issued
against the Right Rev. Dr. Higgins, the
Most Rev. Dr. M'Hale and Lord French.
The aggressive move on the part of
the Goverument produced a Sunday mee
ting at Halston Green, which was atten
ded by Mr. Alderman Grace, Mr. John
O'Connell, Dr. Gray and o.ther losal agi
tators. Mr. John O'Condell (his father
being in the country) tmade a speech, in
the course of which lie said his father had
sent him that day to ask, were they frigh
tened or alarmed? (Loud and long con
tinued cries of "No, no, never!" waving
of hats, &c.) He would take their an
swer back to his father, and would tell
them they had no cause to be frightened.
There had been sorae talk of the King of
Hanover fgroa::s and hisses) coming over.
Let them come.
"' They would send a goose over
In the King of Hanover,"
(laughter,) and he thought he and his men
Would get rather too much of a plucking.
(Cheers.) Perhaps there would not be a
feather left. (Cheers and laughter.)
Reported attempt to assassinate the
Pope.-A letter from Rome, of the 27th
ultimo, in the Gazette de France, says:
'A report has probably reached you of an
attempt, to assasssinate the Pope. The
fact is, that a physician. wvho is a great
revolutionist but driven to desperation by
want of money. went one day to the pa.
lace, and, abhlough he had a wooden leg,
entered it as nimbly as it was his own
house. Beiug met, and asked who he
wvanted, he replied that he wished to speak
to his Holiness on very urgent affairs.
With much difficulty he was induced to
withdrawv. On reaching the Court he
fired a pistol, without its being perceived
dint it was he who caused the explosion.
The next day lie reterned again, and
went on until he tnet Cajitanio, the Pon
tiff's valet to whom he insisted on being
immediately allowed to see the Pope oti
matters oif high interest. His e~trace was
however, again refused, and he weni
away, but. he was arrested on leaving the
Palace. A loaded pistol was found upIon
Rebellon in Mcrrocco.-.-Newvs from
Tangier is to Or-t. 5ih. The entire pro
vince of Zemor'Che.lg had risen itn rebel
lion, the sub'ject in dispute being the
payment of tribute. The insurgents had
mustered togethe-r a considerable force,
and set at utter <bt fianuce the local attthor
ities. Towvards 1he end of the month of
August. the Emperor collected a tiume
rous army at Meqiiinez, about 120 miles
south of Tangier, an.d 35 wrest of Fez,
and marched intio the centre of the revol
ted province where lhe remained for some
time encuanped, pi-ovoking the -rebels by
every possible mneants to an engagement.
The boldness of these proceedings struck
terror into thet ti-arus of the Zemor-Cheig
ists, and after vairiuis skirmishes, in which
the effort s of the i-surgent s a hore invari
ably repelled. the Emperor routed them
at last in n deleisive engagement, slaying
numbers. andl making many hundred pri
soners. His victory was of the nost
completedcript ion, ar~d the discomfit.
ted rebels una.ble this tinie to avail them
selves of thieiir rocky and nearly inaccessi
ble miountains, which have hitherto been
the effectual shield of revolt. Before
leaving the .province the Emperor ordered
a vast number-of' 'heads to be struck off,
including those of nearly all the prisoners
(according to the cumnton of Oriental
warfare.) imposed many hteavy pecunia
ry fines, and carried off hostages from
amongst the most considerable families of
The proceedings of the Emperor were
so effectual and decisive that nothing but
tranquilty can be anticipated for a seriet
A Venerable' Clergyman.-We are in
formed by a correspondent, says the Pro
videace Herald, of the death of the Rev.
J.'Williams. o1 Richfield N. Y., aged 100
years, 7 months and 10 days, who states
.that~he-was a great grandson of Roger
Williams, and was ordained a Baptist
minister at the' age of 25 years. 'He hat
left a numerous offspring, including ma.
my descendants to the fifth generation,
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1843.
'We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of
our Liberties.and f it mustfall, we will Perish
amidst the Ruins."
JOHN C. CALHOUN,
Subject to the decision of the Democratic
Republican Convention, to assemble in
May.1844, as recommended by the States
of Maryland, Michigan, Kentucky, Lou
isiana, New Hampshire, Massachusetts.
Alabama and Mississippi.
(Q Rev. Mr. AMIEY, will preach, in
the Baptist Meeting House, of this place.
on next Lord's-day, 19th inst, by Divine
07 The Members of the Executive Com
ruittee of the Abbeville and Edgefield Union
Bible Society, are hereby notified,that a Meet
ing will be held in Greenwood, at the residence
of W. P. Hill, at 10 o'clock, A. M., Tuesday
Preaching in the Chapel at 12 o'clock, by
J M. Chiles.
As many of the Members, as can reach
Greenwood Monday evening, will be cordial
ly received and entertained by the brethren T.
L . Whitlock, T. Cheatham, S. 0. Sullivan, A
Waller, and W. P. Hill.
A full and punctual attendance is requested.
W. S. HARRIS, Sec'ry.
07 Southern Baptisa Advocate will please
It? The Charleston Mercury, says: "We
are authonzed by the President of the State
Agricultural Society of South Carolina to say,
that it is expected of the Local Societies of the
State, that they will appoint Delegates to at
tend the Annual meeting of the State Agricul
tural Society that will be held at Columbia, on
the 4th Monday, (the27th) of this month.
UlTo-morrow is set apart by the Mayor of
Charleston, as a day of Thanksgiving and
TO DELINQUENT SUBSCRIBERS.
We once more call the attention of our dis
tant Delinquent Subscribers to a settlement of
their accounts, some of which has been forward
ed them six months ago, and of which there
has been no' more notice taken, than if they
were blank paper. The troubles and cares of
a proprietor of a newspaper is bad enongh at
the beat, but to be weekly catering for a num
ber of subscribers hundreds of miles distant
from him, who must know his want of the
needful, and who refuses to forward theiryearly
stipend, knowing, on account of the smallness
of the demand, the difficulty of collecting it, is
not only hard, but shows a disposition on the
part of the subscriber to act dishonest. After
having waited so long, and not wishing to act
rashly towards any of our patrons, we will now
inform them, that all those wvho have recetved
their accounts from this office, during the past
spring and summer, by mail, and have never
attended to answering them, that those which
remain unanswered on the let day of February
next, will have their names erased from our
list, and placed upon a black list which we in
tend publishing monthly.
We are thankful to the Postmaster of Mount
Lebanon, (La.) for the information he lately
sent us, and hope he will let us know where
they can be lound.
Newo Democratic Paper-We have received
the first number of " The Anderson Gazette,"
edited by James L, Orr, Esq., and Published
by R. F. Wyatt, Esq., Anderson C. H., S. C.
It advocates the principles of the Democray of
'98, and has hoisted the banner of our worthy
statesman, John C. Calhoun, at the head of its
column.. The appearance of the paper, in
its mechanical department is good, and we feel
justified in saying, that under its able editor, it
w~ ill be made a useful Journal to the Democra
tic party of our State, we therefore wish it a
sufficient patronage, to keep the proprietors
clear uf the ills generally attending suchi un
Rail Road Stock-Four hundred and forty
fonr shares South Western Rail Road and Lou
isville, Cincinnatti and Charleston Rail Road
Company Stock, were sold at auction, in
Charleston, on the 8th inst., at $544 to $55 per
abate. Subsequently several hundred shares
Georgia.-The Legielature of this State met
on the 6th inst. and organized by electing Mr.
Dougherty, of Clarke, President of the Senate,
and Mr Hardman, of Oglethorpe, Secretary.
In the House, Charles J. Jenkins, of Richmond,
was elected Spetiker, and Augustus C. Ferrel,
of Troup, Clerk.-All Whigs.
N. Y. Election.-In the City a part of each
ticket has'heen elected, owing to the move
ment of the Democrats, who voted so many
split tickets. The American Republican par
ty polled several thousand votes, which was,
no doubt, the principal cause of the defeat of a
portion of the regular nominated Democratic
Newo York Market.--The Tribune of the 9th
inst., on the rise of tho price of Cotton says:
"On the strength 'if the advices by the steam
er, holders have advanced their pretensions i
cent per lb. for the staple, but shippers evince
no desire to come into market to any extent at
any advance. The sales to-day reach some 500
bales, at abotut previous rates."
Earthguake.-A heavy shock of an- earth
quake was felt bythe citizengof Maysville, Ky.,
on Sunday night the 29th alt.,. at about ten
guiti. A peotiod we understand is in cir
culation prayibg the, eicudve.clemency;
She was sentenced by Judge ButlerWi be
hanged some time in January neat.
Eulogy on Mr. Legare.-A large pro
tession of citizens testified theif respect
for the memory of our lamented fellow
townsman, Hugh S. Legare, by assem
bling, during a very inclement morning,
and proceeding to the Circular Church to
hear the eulogy by Mr. Preston; while the
presence of a crowded audience is to be
deemed no less a compliment to that gen
tleman's distinguished oratorical talents.
Mr. Preston presented a sketch of the
leading incidents in the life of Mr. Le
gare, no less illustrative of his character
and career than his elucidation of his
mind, moral temperament and peculiar
studies and acquirements was analytical
and comprehensive. Mr. Preston's style
of oratory was marked by his well known
characteristics of fervent language and
occasionally splendid imagery, relieved
by touches. -Many might have supposed
that Mr. P's. manuer-was not sufficiently
impassioned, but his subdued style of
elocution, bating occasionally a too
great fall of the voice, was in excellent
keeping with his subject; the audience
evincing no less taste by avoiding those
interruptions of applause that belong ra
ther to the political haraugue than to the
eulogy on departed merit, than the orator
in harmonizing his elocution with his
John C Calhoun.-Some folks are so
easily frightened, that they are begining
to give up Mr. Calhoun as lost. They
should not despair yet. The times are
more favorable for him than those that
have passed. No backing out so soon,
no crying when there is no necesity for it
Let Matty run if he choses, it will be all
for the better on our side. The fact is
the Whigs have more nerve by a long shot
than the Democrats, and more than all.
are more liberal in the support of the press
upholding their side. The Whigs use
every edge that will cut, while the Demo
crats go on with their old dull meat-axe
notions, and will find when too late they
have been behind their duty."
Democrats ! if you want protection, you
must shell out to the printers, they are the
boys at last.-Hamburg Jounal.
Statute oF Mr. Calhoun..-W e learn
by a letter from Cincinnati, to the Balti
more Patriot, that the celebrated sculptor,
Hiram Powera, of the former city, now
in Italy, is engaged on a statute of Mr.
Calhoun, for some of his friends in this
State. The writer says, on the authority
of a letter from the sculptor to his brother,
"On the completion of a statute of Mr.
Calhoun, which will require about three
months, the "Eve" [an elaborate work
previously mentioned] and the Nullifier,
will be sent over from Italy together. This
latter statute is to be paid for by some of
the personal friends of Mr. Calhoun in his
own State, and is as large as life."
Why Mr. Van Buren ought not again
to be a candidatefor the Presidency.-The
strongest objection we entertain for run
ning Mr. Van Buren in 1844, (not ex
cepting his want of availability, in our
opinion) is the bearing it would have upon
the subject of negro slavery and the move
ments of the abolitionists. That question
(the institution of slavery) is no longer to
be viewed as a local or sectional question,
in which the people of the Sotuth alone
have an interest: It has become national,
involving the very existence of our confed
eracy. It is the only point at wvhich the
enemies of free government at home, and
in the old world can, with any prospect
of success, assail us. It is useless to at
tempt to conceal the fact-it is our only
safety to kow and prepare to resist its con
sequences-that the wholo world is coin
bined against us, to exterminate black sla
very, or to deluge our land with blood
and probably both. Our mother country,
but deadly enemy, England, has declared
her determination to war uncorn promising
ly for the extermination of black slavery.
wherever it exists, although she at home
keeps in slavery's chains millions of star
ving wchite men. She has her ied, secret
emissaries within our borders,~preaching
up their siren songs of deliverance and
liberty to the blacks, when her real design
is to foment discord among the sovereign
States of the Union, if possible to dis
member them. and thus destroy the only
example of free government on eairih,
which stands out as a guide and an asylum
for the oppressed in every laud, to direct
them in the path to civil and religions free
dom, and grant them protection and the
rights of freemen, when they flee froms
intolerable oppression. These enemies
abroad, we are grieved to say, have not
wanted for sym pathisers and abetters in
our country. While most of thepouth
ern people feel a deep interest, and no lit
tle alarm at the movements of the Nor
thern abolitionists, not one in five bundred
are fully aware of their real danger.
Did our alavoholders possess a full kntowl
edge of the extensive organization of the
abolitionists, their numbers and influence
-and particularly their influence over
the public press, and in the christian
churches-they would shtudder for their
safely, and arouse to vigorous measures
of counteraction. We recently had a
conversation with one of the most intelli
gent slaveholders in the South-a calm,
close -observer, who had just returned
from a tour. through the ,Northern and
New England States. He is no alarmist;
but he said he had no idea of the real in
fluence and numbers of the abolitionists,
until he visited the Northern people and
mixed with them-that their organizatio'n
is most extensive and complete, and their
influence overpowoering!-that 'their meet
ings and coAversanionh are frequent and
crowded, and that the public press of
both parties, with some few exceptions on
the democratic side, are actually afraid to
oppose them, or even to. report in full
This is the real condition of this question,
and this a feint descrip:ion of the real dan
ger of the Southbern slaveholder. Slave
ry is recognized in, and. protected by the
Constitution;-but a reckless majority is
Congress, such as the non-slaveholding
States, have the power to send to Wash
l,,gtnn. may pass a law to wrest iour rirhts
Sodden Death-The Columbus Times of the
8th inst., states, that "Mr. W. J. Vincent, of
Charleston, S. C., connected with the agency
in this city of the Mechanics Bank of Augusta
and who arrived in Columbus a week or two
since, was found dead in his bed, yesterday
morning, at the Oglethorpe House. Mr. Vin
cent had been indisposed since his arrival here,
being indeed too feeble to attend to business.
Appoplexy was the disease which terminated
Indian Afairs.-The Arkansas Intelligencer
of the 14th ult. states, that " the 'rextan Com
missioners have met the Cumanche and other
Indians at their council upon Red River. We
are gratified to learn that a friendly feeling ex
ists among all parties, and that amicably nego
tiations are in progress. Next week we hope
to be able to inform our readers of the result.
The Choctaws and Chickasaws are sitting in
National Council at Kiameechee. The Cher
okee Council has adjourned. We are pleased
to learn that cyops have been good throughout
the Indian country."
rT The Charleston Courier of the 11th inst.
says:-" We have seen a letter from Claren
don, Sumter District, under the date of Novr.
8th, which states that the cotton crop in that
section is even shorter than the worst or latest
anticipations. The fields are now entirely
gleaned of any open cotton.
Correspondence of the Charleston Courier.
MILLEDOEVILLa, Nov. 8, P. M.
At 7 o'clock, this evening, an alarm was
made and the Penitentiary was discovered to
be in flames The fire originated ifi the paint
shop, and spread rapidly, till it consumed the
work shop, steam engine house, and all the
out buildings except the cells and keeper's of
There were 149 pnsoners in the cells, who
heard the cry of fie and saw the light. They
cied for deliverance at first, but when the walls
of their cells became heated, they set up a hor
rible cry for liberation, and rant the air with
distressing shrieks of anguish, till their doors
were opened, and they were let out. They
were immediately placed under a strong guard,
but in the confusion of the moment one escaped
The fire attacked the building wherein are
the cells, several times, hut this was as open
extinguished, though it was with great difficul
ty t:tat that building was saved.
Jail Delivery.-The St. Louis New Era of
the 27th uIt. has information from Jefferson
City, to the effect thatfifteen convicts escaped
from the Missouri Penitentiary a few days be.
fore. Among them Buffalo Bill, Fitzgerald,
Phelan Pepper, and other most accomplished
Our Trade.-It will be seen by reference
to our commercial head. that there has
been mote Cotton received in Hamburg,
in October, from wagons, than in Augusta.
This is an item quite cheering to the busi
ness men of this trans-atlantie Liverpool
market. It is from the wagon trade most
ly, that our inland towns derive the very
best trade. The merchants in such cases,
have the planters and producers to deal
with, and by this means both parties, are
enabled to give better prices and lay in
such goods as will suite on fair terms.
Take the wagon trade away from our
market, and we become wholesale commis
sion houses, and the balance will have to
seek more congenial quarters.-Hamburg
What should our Legislalare do 7
The first important business which the
Legislature of this State should commence
is to give the elections of Govenor, of Pres
ident, Electors of President, &c. to the
people. We believe that such a measure
is necessary at this at age of our govermnent
because the Legislature has'l-ecome more
of a party caucus machins, than a body
which a majority of the people desire.
The people should have a vote in mea
sures that deeply interests them, and not
leave it for a handful of men, who are
subject to be led away by a few influential
politicans. If we wvish an object accom
plished, agents can be employed; but if
we must have the work done right, we
should do it ourselves. Representatives
may act right in many cases, still if the
people do their own voting their is not so
much danger of going wrong. These few
hints are thrown out with a hope, that
our Legislators will take them into serious
Sucide.-We learn from passengers in
thne Augusta stage, that on the morning of
the 2d inst., Mr. Posey committed suicide
at his residence in Abbeville Villiage, by
cutting his throat wvith a kuifr, during .a fit
of temporary insanity. Mr. P. had for
several years been the proprietor of a Ho
tel in that town. He has left several chil
dren, and a large number of relatives and
acquaintances to lament his truly sad and
tragical end .-Greenvwille Mountaineer.
The Court of Sessions and Common
Pleas is held in this place the present
week. The Hon. A. P. Butler presides.
We are happy to learn that there has been
less sueing at this Term than for several
years past. which is certainly a favorable
omen for the citizens of our District There
is probably a sufficient number of litigated
cases upon the dockets to prevent an ad
journment before Saturday evening, hut
we do not leatrn that there is any case of
general interest to be tried-Ibid
We mentioned last week two cases of
murder to he tried at Pickens. Joseph
Mark indicted for shooting a negro the day
of the last regimental muster at Wolf
Creek, was acquitted, the jury being of
opinion. that the occurence was the result
of an accident.
In the other case against Martha Brown
formerly Martha Cannon,for the murder of
her husband William Browvn, the evidence
was entirely circumstantial, we are infor
med, hut the circumstances were so very
strong, that the jury rendered a verdict of
guilty. He was shot whilst lying in bed at
night, and it was supposed the gun or pie.
tol,was introduced through a crack within
a few inches of his heed. Previous quar
rels and threats on the part of the wife were
proven and these with her conduct on the
D.ghe af the mnrder- atisnied nyn of her
from us, and *ho Is to protect them but
the President-aid that President a Dn.
ocrai? We can look to no Federalist for,
protection, even were he a slaveholder, for
their principles would lead themto tole
Iate aboliiion as a prcedent for.fritering
away the limits in the Conatitutlonshicb
check their monarchial policy,
From these facts, it is evident otit a.
tion is approaching a fearful crislis..n
less an effectual check is given to the'abo
litionists at home and abroad, they, wilt ..
soon be strong enough to sunder the Union
and involve the States of tbis confederacy
in the horrors of civil and servile war.
How shall this check be given? By the
election of Mr. Van -Buren, who is a non
elaveholder, and whose dpinions om the
subject of abolition are, to say the. least,
eqqivocal?--or, by the election of John
C, Calhoun, or some other. Southeas
man, who is well known to be opposed to
abolition, and in favor of preserving the'
Constitution, the Union, and all the rights
of the citizens of every State? We of
the South are. the weaker portion -of the
Uniun, possessing peculiar institutioos
yet we do not ask any exclusive legisla
tion for our benefit-we only ask our po
litical bretbren to let us have the privilege
of furnisbing one in whom al the mem
bers of our party may be prow)' to repose
confidence, to stand at the betm of govertr
ment to me that we are nor assailedi lnd
our rights taken from us. He is equal in
every other respect to any of his compet
itors-his election would quiet the fears of
the South, and strengthen the bonds of
the Union-his nomination too, would'
rally the whole South. uader the banner
of democracy;-while the nomination of
Mr. Van Buren would endanger our as
cendancy in every State south of the Po
tomac, except, probably Alabama.
Charlotte N. C. Jefeeonian..
Another Shofer of Flesk and BMoed:
Ma. E DITOR: I suppose it will be remem
bered by most newspaper readers, that in
the year 1841, accounts were publshet
of two showers of flesh and blood ; one
in Tennessee, and the other in Massa
cbusetts. I am now about to relate a
similar circumstance, which lately occu
red in our own State.. Mr. Win. M. In
dow, a gentleman of undoubted veracity..
related it to me, as follows:: On Sitar
day last, while be and his two sons were
picking Cotton on his" plantation, ,(in
Laurens District, near Enoree river, and
about two miles below Musgrove's Mill,)
the younger son called to the others, who
were a little distance from him, to listen,
for he heard something falling near him.
They thought he was mistaken,. and piad
but little attention to it; but he instisted,
and told them if they would come, he
could show it to them on the ground.
They went and found the ground strew
ed with evbat appeared to them to be pie.
ces of meat, varying from the size of atu
ounce ball, to larger than a hen's egg.
These pieces were very moist, and as red
as blood or any thing else could make
them; and the grass, cotton, or whatever
they came in contact with, was stained as
with blood. They were scattered several
feet apart, over a space of ground some
20 or 30 yards in width and they examin
ed it for something like 50 yards in lengt
but did not go the end of it.
I was informed of it yesterday, and
went in company with two gentlemen,
to visit the place in person. We were
so lucky as to find some of the article still
remaining, and all agreed that it had the
appearance of flesh, of the finest- mould
much finer than we had ever seen before.
Some of the pieces seemed to be entirely
fat, hut most of it lean, very red,. ad
semew hat trasnparent, when held up to
ward the light; but it was contiderably
dried when lIaaw it having lain 24 hours.
The younger Win. inlow, a very in
telligent and credible youth of 14, says he
first beard a few scattering pieces fall,
and looking tup, saw the air darkened
with it; and that it looked something like
snow falling slowly, when flakes are far
apart ; but that the pieces fell much more
rapidly. The showver fell about the mid.
dIe nf the day, while the sun was shining,
and a few light clouds were in the atmos
phere ; but nothing vissible, that could be
assigned as a cause for the phenomenon.
Various opinions and conjectures exits
here about the matter. Some consider it
a natural occurrence, while others views
it as a sign from heaven: For tq own
part, I am not a klillerite, or '43 man,: as
they are sometimes called, and therefore
cannot persuade myself to believe it is
sent as a sign that the world will be burn
ed up this year; and I have heard.no na
tural cause assigned for it, tilat appears at
all reasonable. So, having stated the
circumstan ces as they exist, Ileave every
one to form his own conlusions.
- L. M. DAVIS.
Union Dist riet, B. C.,.Oct. 30, 1843.
eccentric mathematican Profossor Vince,
of King's College, Cambridge, being en
gaged an a conversation with a gentleman
who advocated duelling, is said to have*
thrown his adversary completely hore due
combat, by the following acute andebharac
teristic reply to his question-"But what
could you do, sir. if a man told you to your
very face. -You lie' 1" "What cud [do 1
Why I wudn't knock him down, but i'd tell
him to praav it. *Pruv, sir, pruv it,' I'd
say. If he cudn't he'd be the liar, and
there I shud hay him ; but if be did pra
,that I'd lied, I imtst e'en pocket the arenot,
and there, I expect, the matter wad end."
The Bible Prohabited.-The Philad.
Gazette ay.: Dr,Franklio. in his own
Life, has preserved the following singu
lar anecdote of the Bible being prohibited
in England, in the t'me of Mary, the Ca
tholic. His father had then early. em
braced the reformation:. ''They had sin
English Bible, and to conceal is the more
securely, .they conceived .the p roject of
fastening it open. with paektbreads across
the leaves, on the inside of the lid of a
stool! When my grandfater, wished to
read to his family. he reversed the lid of
the stool upon his knees, and passed the
leaves from one side to another, which
were held down on each by the pack
thread. One of the children was placed
.at-the door to give notice if he saw an
officer of the Spiritmal Coart makeb.i ap
pearance; in that case the lid was resto
red to its place with the, Bible concealed -
undeuit as before." -