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eeeking a divorce. 1'he unfortunate per;
titiosr setfdtih that he has for. some yeats
been eolpefcd to support children not his.
o*uidihat this is very hard. Hesai
hes pinich fatigued, hdviudj;est neither,
igitnor-day, anid- hopes the Douse 'will
refund him the-amount of $1O0 it. has
cost him to suppor.t the.spurioushildren.
This Pe'tition coinvulsed.the louse with
d:atr htefor'sorni-.ii lees.
The Houle then it-t .info Committee
and onsgeg the bil tiuthorizimg the
transfer oTcettinU fupda in tbe Navy De
partsinetso thatt works at the various,
A lodg''debate: ensued, in which' the
bill'wasopposed on th' ground that the
specific yudis -heretofore appropriated for
these :objects have been squandered.
Without taking. ihe question, at a late
hour; the Committee rose and the House
atabe: Senate as usual;:a great uu mnher
- of fetitioison the eubject of postage, were
presented-and referred. -
-Mr:i. Wight presented a joint resolution
from the Legtslatu e of New York on the
same sulject' };t " -
Mr-. Crittenden, fio the Military Com
- jaittee, in which had:been referred the me
.jorial of Mr.-Peoington, asking an ap
pipriation for his.f0ying machine, moved
to be discharged from its considelation.
Mr. C. said he could not.see what the mi
itary coinmittee had- to-do witdflying.
Their business was to-stand and fight.
The same Committee reported back the
papers relative to the trial, by Court Mar
tial, of Lieutenant Buel, .with aayiew to
their printing. It appears there are some
extraordinary facts connected with this
The resolution of Mr. Denton, calling
on the State Department, as to v hether
any slaves have escaped to the British do
minions, since the Treaty of 1842 was
After the disposaloflspme private and
local business, the Senate went into an
The result was the rejection of the nom
ination of Mr. Spencer as Judge of the
'The House was in session but a short
time. The morning hour was occupied
by Mr. Robertson in a speech against the
A great number of reports,. chiefly of a
private character, were made from C.om
mittees, after which the House adjourned,
in order to give niembers at opportunity
to attend the funeral,of Mrs. Reding. the
wife of Mr. Reding, one of the members
from, New Hampshire. She. died very
In the Senate this morning, numerous
petitions were presented, asking a grant of
land . fo .the completion of the Wabash
and Erie Canal. This Canal, when cotm
pleted. will be nearly .500 miles long, and
will connect the waters of the Ohio with
those of Lake Erie.
Mr. Colquitt presented resolutions from
the Legislature of Georgia, annulling the
resolution passed by the last Legislature
censuring Mr. Berrien, and refusing to re.
cognize him as their representative.
Mr. C. took oceasion to defend the course
of the former Legislature, and argued that
the preseot resolutions'gave praise to Mr.
Berrien without giving the reasons.
.Mr. Berrien replied with some warmth,
dad Mr. Colquitt rejoined.
The Senate, at a very early hour, went
into an. Executive Session relative to cer
In -thie House, as usual, the report of the
.Cownittee on the Rules was- debiated dui
ritng the. morning -hour by Mr. Causlin,
withont any question being taken.
The bill explanatory of the treit y with
the Chippewas, wvas taketi up anid passed.
'The bill authorizing certain transfers of
uinexpended balances of the Navy Fund,
for, the p.urpose of continuing the works at
the various Navy Yards, was also passed.
This has been one of the most uninter
citing days of the session.
In the Senate this morning. Mr. Barrow.
announced the death of the late Senator
Porter, and after some eloquent remarks,
moved the usual resolutions for wveering
Mr. Beaten followed,, and 'in glowing
language spoke of the high character of
the deceased. The resolutions were theti
adopted and the Senate immediately ad
-in the House, a resolution wan-'adopte1,
diresting-ihe Naval Comm rittee to enquire
into the expediency of employitng themnetn
and'officers of the .Navy in clearing ott
snags from rhe Mississippi and dthcr wves
tern-waters. It is understood that there
will be no opposition to such a movement,
s it would involve but little additional ex
:The consideration ot the report or the
Rules'was then resumed, the question still
being~on :the motion to re-commit with
instructions to-re-insert the 21st Rule.
.'Mr. Geddings having the floor, spoke
until the expiration of the morninighotur,
ina most doleful strain against thetnotion.
A message arriving from the Senate rel
ative to the death of Mr. Porter, the House
after bearing addresses from Messrs. Sli
deli and Vance, also adjoui-ned.
If iCongress continues to move at the
saniinail'pface ii has during the last
-week, there can be.uno chance of'an ad
journment'in u ay -e.
'ihe, Senate was pot tnsession to-day.
In the House speeches wre 'tuade by Mes
srs.,Beier, iPayne and Hammet, denoun
citig an articleairhich recently appeared in
the 'Boston Atlas, 'elative to the fight be
tween Messrs Weller and Shriver.
The next business was the cosideration
or the Report of the Committee on the.
rules,' the question still being on the'rmotion
to reinsert the 21st rule.
?Mtiammet had the floor, but as he
wissiot 'ready to speak, a motion was
mad'e to'postpone the further eonsideration
of the mtatters il Tuesday.
Thisjioposition caused a good deal of
murmuring, finas.,teb as more than 20
members were anxious to give their views.
Finally. however, the motioni prevailed.
. It is said that the' 21st. rule' will not be
passed upon until after the Maryland and
ttceoa the.Rules. wasL'aid on thp desk
iWt pirning. It re tends
-. sf. That the 21st Rulebeot stricken
.. That if it is, a substitute be.adopted.
Which provides;-that upon the presentation
of-any abolijion petition, the question of
reception shall be considered as raised, and
without debite, laid on the table.
3d. That-if neither be adopted, the Rep
resentatives of the slave States are advised
to take no part in any proceedings what
ever, relating to the subject of abolition.
4th. That in any event, they shall unite
in a recommendation to their respective
State Legislatures, and to their constitu
ents of a Convention, or Conventions of
the people of all the States of the Union,
who will co-operate to consider anew the
compromises and guarantees of the Con
stitution. of the U. S.. on the subject of
slavery, the domestic slave trade, aud of
fugitive slaves, and to consider and adopt
means to arrest and forever prevent the
evils of the incendiary spirit of abolitiou
.The remainder of the day was devoted
to the cousidleration of private bills.-.
Among those considered was the bill for
the relief of the Widows, and Orphans of
those lost on hoard the U. S. schooner
Gramrus. It was opposed on the ground
that ibe passage of such a bill would es
I tablish a dangerous precedent, and one at
variance with the genius of the Constitu
tion. Aaong those who spoke against it
was Mr. Belser. Iii the course of his re
marks he 'alluded to the case of a poor
woman who died the other day'n ithin
view of the Capitol. m:erely for the want
of a blanket, to protect her from the cold.
Congress he contended, was eqially
hpund to render relief in such caces, more
especially as the odious tariff act had .pla
ced it beyond tle-means of multitudes of
poor wretches to pturchnse the means of
covering. Vnrious amendmients were pro
posed to the. bill, but no final, action was
The Supreme Court was crowded to
excess to-day hy persons anxious to hear
the argument in the great will ease of the
heirs.of Girard. The trial will probably
occupy many weeks.
in the Senate, as usual, memorials on
the subject of postage. were presented by
the score. Numerous memorials were
also presented asking a remission of duty
on Rail floid ,ron.
Several mietnorials were presented from
the principal seaports, praying the aboli
tion of the office of Professor of Mathemat
ics in the Navy, and the establishment of
a Naval School.
Mr. Hanegan presented joint resolutions
of the Legislature of Indiana, asserting in
the most unqualified manner our right to
the Oregon Territory; also recommending
the immediate possession of it either by
peaceable or other meatns.
The house bill providing for'the trat
fer of certain halenees of Naval Appropri
ations so-that the works at the various
Navy Yards mr y lie continued, was iaken
up and referred.
After the dispesal of some private and
local business. the Senate once more re
sumed the consideration of the resolutions
proposing the indefinite poetponeient of
Mr. Mrl)ufie's taritf bill.
Mr. Evans having the floor, spoke for
a couple of hours, in reply to the speech
of Mr. McDonfie's last week. Without con
cluding he gave way to a motion of ad
In the Hionse, the whole day wae devo
ted to the reception of petitions. A groat
mtny on the subtject of abolit ion were pre
sentedl ant laid on the. table. Some' of
these petitons were so cutnoingly wordedI
that the Straker is ometitmes five nnit
utef, in determiingrt whether they come
within the rule. In this wvay several hour.s
of the (lay are frequently consumed. As
iniy of'them are. written in anm almost il
h-eile hand, it is a venmtions as well ais
at unprofitable buisiness.
Mr. Ada~ms presenited the resolution of
the present Leizisin ure of Mass;chusetts.
proposinrg suich an amendment to the Con
titution as shall cuit off the slave pla-tfl
tion of the Siuth. lHe m'ved its coneidl
eration nt this time, btt -the motion was
negatived by a large majority.
He next presci'ed memorials from Ne w
York and Ohito, for the sene objoct, hut
they were severally laid on the table.
A great number of petitions on ohinost
every stnbjecL were presented and referred.
Mr. Levy madre another attempt io mn
trodice his resnlutin rehative to an abro
gation of that section of the Ashburtonm
treaty which provideis ror the umutual sir
retderof crimimals. H-o dhid nlot suece'-d.
however, the Hlousa by a large majority
refusing to suspend the rules.
We haive had another stnow storm. Oh
coirse the mails are all in confusion.
iMISOEL A N EOUS,
From the Svnah Republlican.:
From Florida.--By the steamer Gas
ton, Capt. Freelamnd, we have the Jackson
ville Tropical Plant and the St. Augustine
News, of the 3d ins-t.
We are gladl to learn from the following
article, iwhich we extract from the News,
that the recent initcligencie of tihe Indians
having killed sume whites near Pensacola,
is without foundation.
The News says: "We have recent in
telligence in relation to a sup~posed assault
f a party of Indians, consisting of twvo
men, two women. and three children, upon
the passengers of remall vessel, ran ashore
tear tle Choctawatchee Bay, about 6ifty
miles East of Pensacola. The belief is
prevalet t'hat some dtliciulty occurred be
e:-n the whites- and Indians, but- the
.urders said to be comn nitted are without
foundation. . It is not believed that there
re Indians ini any number in that quaryer.
Pascofer, wvith his band, who occupied that
cuntr,nd wvas emigrated in the sum
mer of 1842. named one fanmily as living
not fr from Pensacola-the onlj tidirnts
he knew or heard of in that section of
country. 'Th ese occurrences should not
~larmour settlers, as the communication
between'the inbabitants anad the indians
Soutgive -every assurance of harmony
From Tampa Bay, we learn that Col.
Belknap is in daily intercourse with the
principal~Indians South, who come in and
evince the most amicable reelings. Hal
patter, with his band, ten unen, who oceu
pjld. the couutry in s vicinty.o te -Bs
tai Hatcbee:River. west .f-the Snwan
ice, is.now in'in Sotith with his women
and cbildren, satislild ,as he expressed. i
himself, that he bad better be~ removed
from-the numerous whites who were com
ing so near his old haunts. and join his
friends and relatives in tbe~duth. ,
Our citizens should 'have .no appreben
sions, but cherish with these remnants of
bandsa kindly feeling; when concentra
ted South, they are more satisfactorily
within our reach, either for peaco or war.
P. S.-Since the above was in type, we
learn that. letters.have been received from
Col. Belknap,'commanding at Tampa, as
late as the 29th ult. He says: Within
the last two, months a number of Indians
have come in at this post; they are gradu
ally growing tamer; we encourage the
most friendly intercourse with them
meantime, not the. slightest act of hostility
on their part, is to be apprehended."
From the same paper, we extract the
The Weather.-Last Saturday and Sun
day mornings were the coldest experien
ced in this city for some time past-the
thermometer, at 7 o'clock. being 21 and
27dekrees, in the open air' since, when,
the temperature has gradually assumed its
usual mildness. The thermometer yes
terdlay morning at 7 o'clock. in an exposed
cituation, stood 54 deg.; and at noon, at
Seizure.-The sbcr. Hope, from N. Y..
with a portionof bet cargo, u ere seized by
the Collector of this Port. on the 27th ult.,
and the Captain fined 8100.,for non-com
pliance with the requisitions of the Reven
ue Laws in filling out his Manifest. We
would caution .all Captains of vessels
hound to this port to be very precise in
entering the dilTerent items of foreign
growth and manufacture in the statement
of their cargoes; thereby avoiding con
siderable difficulty in discharging them
ffarper's Pictorial Bible.-We had
supposed that this publication had been
prepared with so much taste and care,
that it was altogether above objections
its paper was so white, its type so clear
and large, and its illuminations and pic
tures so appropriate and neat. But we
see by a card in the Newark Daily Adver
tiser, that four gentlemen-clergymen we
presume-lhave thought it their duty to
publish a protest against this ilihie, as a
tost injudicious and hurtful book. The
grounds of this protest are somewhat pe
"h the first place, we are decidedly op.
posed to the growing disposition to accom
pany the Sacred Scriptures with pictorial
illustrations.' While' in some few cases
ibis may afford clearer views of the ancient
rites, or give more perfect - knowledge of
the state of the arts of the age, it can se
doin. if over, aid at all in giving clearer
perceptions of truth, or enforcing its sacred
claims., its tendencies to evil are too nu
merous to mention in this place, obviously
holding a natural and immediate affinity
to the sickening usages of superstition and
"But, in the second place, we are strong
ly opposed to the present work, on ac
count of the character of some of its pie
tures, and as christian ministers, we feel
bound to record our most decided objec
tions to it, whatever may be its claim to
excellence of mechanical execution. Ma
ny of these pictures are revoltingly indel
icnte, if not obscene, and coming as they
to in immediate connection with the word
of God, we feel bound to enter our solemn
protest against its circulation; still more
of these pictures, if not all that have yet
apenred, aflir not the slightest aid to a
mre correct understanding of the Scrip
tures; atnd we have not been able to dlis
cover niithier their great excellence as spe
cimens of art. or the propriety of affixing
thmr to passages of inspired truth, whero
they arm fimnd"
This dloenment is signed by E. Chee
ver. A- 0. Edldy,. Win. Bradley, and H.
N. Brisbane-N. Y. Even. Post,
f[igtid Fire-Cime.-Shoemaker, who
was lately hung at Zntnesville, for the mur
dcr of his brother, before his execution
mde a full confession of his gutilt. which
has been published. He says that before
he could br1ina himself to commit the deed,
he hail frequent recourse to intoxicating
jrink. He says:
1 w as reared, as was all of my family,
by roy father, to the occnpation he himself
f,loved-that of farming. I was always
my own master-grow to manhood in
ie'ploable ignorantce, having never re
eive4f any educiation.-disregarded the
Sabb;:m, andl rarely visited religiotus gath
erings in my neighbtorhood, or elsewhere.
f~r any purpose than that of indulging in
the enmaflig of a wicked and utnrcgenerate
spirit. Anid yet, notwithstanding all this,
there were motments when my conscience
wvhispered me, iin totnes that would make
thetselves heard, of the exceeding wick
edess of my course. But her impressionts
were neither deep nor lasting, nor stayed
me hut for a mere moment in my career.
My Sabbaths were chiefly spent in traver
sing the forests with my gun, searching
for game-or at a tavertn p laying ball, and
on such occasions, by nightfall, I and my
associates, who hailed me as their leader,
were generally ripe for the commission of
any imtmoral o(Thnce. Anti at sttch times.
too, I drank immoderately; always an
occasional dlrinker, bit on occurrences like
lthese. I drank deeply."
The following are the last iiords of the
confessor. Let it be read and remnemher
"Let these, my last words, tell upon
your hearts! Shun,.ohi shun, the in toxi
cating draught as you would the whirl
wind of ruin here, and the damnation of
ml hereafter. For. be assured. it, arms
and prepares a man to do the work of a
fend. Farewell ! "
Distresing Casuality.--Mr. Isaac Do
bose was thrown from his horse on Satur
day last, causing a wound on his forehead, I
which terminated his existence in ahoti
two hours. Mr.:;D. was a resident of Au
tauga county-wvas known in the commu
nity as an htonorable~ and honest citizen.
This melancholy event bereaves a largei
and ineresting familyof its natural protec- I
tor and support, and the community of a
....l.a.be c..--.e.2a ee Press
fGeera Jackson is.described by a r
espindent oftihe'Plebeia', -wrtng from:
he- Hermitage, n the f4Ib inst..asbeing
a an exceedingly precarious state of health.
'he writer says
"He is very feeble; appeiite poor, cough
listressing, attended with severe par
xysms on account of the painin his side.
et times he suffers with a degree of tight
tes about the chest, atte'ded with much
lifficulty of respiration; at other times a
more free expectoration greatly relieves
aim. He thinks one of his lungs is near
j gone; his.eye-sight has failed him very
much; he can converse but a little at a
ime, even when the most comfortable, has
ad several hemorrhages of the lungs, aud
is. frequently obliged to resort to bleeding
ad cupping to prevent its returb. He has
been gradually failing for the last year but
more rapidly for the last seven months."
Death of Major Rutledge.-'ibe Nash
ville Banner announces the death of Major
Henry M. Rutledge, the only son of the
lion. Edward Rutledge, one of the signers
>f the Declaration of Independence, and
ormerly Govenornf South Carolina. Ma
or Rutledge was bornin Charleston, South
Carolina, in April 1774. At the age of
wenty-tIwo, in 1797, he joined at Paris,
general C. C. Piuckney, in the embassy
tent to France, as his private Secretary,
nd on his return to the United S:ates, in
1799, he received a commission as Major
u the United States Army, and became
lso the Aid'of General Pinckney. Major
R.. removed to Tennessee in 1816.
The Methodist Conrerenco will com
nence its anual session in this town to day.
Rev. Bishop Soule is expected to preside.
Zany of the Rev. Clergy are here, and
others are expected. Lust Sabbath was
great day with us, and we hope the next
vill be greater still. Several distinguished
tratigers are expected to be present.
%ong them. we mention Rev. Dr. Janes,
inancial Secretary of the American hi.
ile Society. Rev. Mr. Rtotizie of Virginia
and Rev. Mr. Sanford of New York.
The Freshet.-From every quarter we
tear of disasters from the late freshet. The
lanters-on the rivers and tributaries, have
tad their cotton fields covered. and their
tattle drowned by the flood. Bridges have
seen swept. away to such an extent as to
ender travelling on many important roads
lmost inppnesible. The driver of the stage
setween Montgomery and Tuscaloosa had
i team of excellent horses drowned the
>ther day, in attempting to cross the Mul
)erry creek, near Mapleaville.
Selma Free Press.
The Poor of Faris.-Great distress pre
rails among the humbler clapses of Paris,
and so miserably denuded of funds are the
very charitable institutions, that the may.
>rs of twelve departments have made the
most urgent appeals to the inhabitants of
their respective districts, on behalf of no
rower than seventy thousand persons, who
are said to be destitute of bread, clothing
A Rogue Caught.-A vagabond who
hails trotn New York, and who has been
loitering about Columbia for some time
tack, named Jack Morris, was arrested by
Officer Snowden, on Monday last, as the
person who has been committing several
urglaries here lately. Several of our
merchants have been much annoyed for
he last three months by having their
loors forced and their tills robbed of the
hange left in thema at night, and the of-.
Ie of the worthy Clerk of the Court wes
lso entered last tmonth, and rohhed of he
'ween fifteetn and thtrty dollars in change,
ogether with the Seal of the Court, wvhich
teing silver the rogue suposed to be val
able, but utnfortunately for himz, it wat
'he tmeans of leading to his detection, as
ie attempted to sell it. He is tnow safely
lodged in jail, and we trust will have am
pe justice done him.-Chtronicle.
Murder.-On last Sunday morning, a
segro boy named Charles, fourteen or tif
:een years of age, deliberately shot his
lrother, named Adonis, a man twenty sev.
ir eight years of age, with it pistol loaded
withb two halls, causing his death in a fews
minutes. They had quarreled the day be
rore. Whilst another brother was trying
to take Charles, directly after the murder
>us act, he shot at him likewise with a
econd pistol, whicbhbe had concealed. bui
ithout effect. Charles is in jail. The
man killed 'belonged to Mr. P. K. Dickin
son, as does the murderer.
In investiga ting the ai~air, it wvas discov
aredl that a number of small black boys
shout town had pisstols in their possession.
which they had been in the habit of sport
g with. tiring at marks, &c., in retired
)aces. They were purchased, they say,
sd as is well ascertainted, frotm certain
men in towvn, who it appears havo beetn in
:he practice of sellitng fire arms to the slave
populatin. Acainst these violators of the
aw, and the disturbers of peace, a highly
axcited feeling justly exists in the Cotmmu
sity. So much so indeed, that one of the
argest public meetings of the citizens we
aver witnessed, convened yesterday at a
'ew hours notice, for the purpose of con
tidering what measure bho~uld be taken to
mforce the laws itn their utmost rigor, and
o visit justice upon the oflenders.
WiLmington Chronicle 7thinst.
A Snperintendinzg Dog.-The following
ppeared lately in a London newspaper:
E very one will remnember the firemen's d o
which for many years was a constant atten
lant at a fire, let the distance be ever so
lreat. Another instance, equally extraor
linary, of the devotednsess of otno of the ca
tine species to another occupation. may be
laily witnessed in the neighborhood of the
>rogh. The commissioners of pave
Dents of the eastern division of South
vark have a number of men constantly
mployed in the parishes' of Bermondsey,
St. John's, St. Thomas's, St. Olave's, &c.,
tand wherever they are, will be seen a
trown terrier running about the works the~
tre engaged on, and never leaving till they
eave. No one knows where he comes fromv
whero he sleeps or where he obtains his
'ood, except what he gets from the men
rhose strange companion he has thus beet
'or no less than eight years. He goes reg
tlarly to the stone-yard near the Greetn
..:b railway, aout fie in the morning in
summer Iu er a %nwaits till
the e go to tligi w t e tsbold
have aujssed. them in ltty. i rihc erbfds
fver fi di itjIl rne it with them,
nd .'thentl abisstatioueside tiie bar
i:. No othblrdog dares appronch the
spot, or a -biped .the clothes ofthe men..
When the labor is over, he goes away, but:
no one ;knows where. As a matter of
course, he is a great favorite among the
men, and fromtMr. Hall, the superinten
dent, having 0de his peculiarities known,
he has becomemuch noticed.
A Remarkable S'heep.-AMr. Daniel Sin
elair, of Fredonia, Livingston county, N.
Y., has a sheep in his possession sixteen
years of age, which has never failei of
shedding sixteen pounds of wool, and rais
ing two lambs annually. The mother of
this sheep was butchered in its sixteenth
year, and yielded twenty pounds of tried
The above can be relied upon as a mat
ter of fact, the worthy gentleman being a
mail of undoubted veracity ; the relation
of the circumstances I bad from him ver
\VEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1844.
"WVe will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of
our Liberts.and f it mnustfall, we will Perish
amidst the Ruins."
!7 Those who wish to withdraw their names
from our list, are reminded, that in all cases
we shall expect to receive the a.'mount due be
fore we will erase their n iues. nnlees w" feel
confident that it will be imposib'a to collect
the money.-" A word to the wise is enough.'
(17 We acknowledge the receipt of various
Public Documents from the Hon. Geo. Mc.
Dutfie, of the U. S. Senate, and the Hon. A
Burt, and the Hon, R. B. Rhett,. of the House
Arrest of Burns.-Tle N. 0. Bee says:
" We understand that Robert Burns, who mur
dered a gentleman in the city of Augusta, Ga.,
a short time since, and for whose apprehension
a reward of $1500 was offered by the Mayor
and citizens of Augusta, was arrested a few
days since in the State of Tennessee. Burns
passed thronah this city about two weekauiace;
and only slipped through the clutches of the
officers of the police by the skin of his teeth."
Manufacturing in S.Carolina.-The Charles
ton Courier of the 10th inst., says:-" We co
pied into the Courier a short time since, fiom a
paper, published in tie interior, a paragraph
stating that an English companyhad purchased
a large body of land, situated on the Savannah
iver, above Augusta, with the intention of
erecting a nanufactnring estiblishment upon
a large scale. We had some doubts at the time
of the correctness of the statement, but it is
fully confirmed bye letter which we have since
seen, from a gentleman of high standing in the
upper part of thge State, who, in writing to his
correspodent in this city, says-" I do not
know whether I have before stated, that Mr.
James Edward Calhoun hans sold his hinds in
Abbeville District, to an English mannufactnr
ing company, for $60,000-it is said they wield
a capital of mianny millions, end are to remove a
large portion ofiat to this country-so much for
OJ7 Thne fotlowing extract from the Philadel
phia correspondent, of the Charleston Courier.
places dir. Van Buren's chance of being the
noinee of the Baltimore Con vetion, rather in
a donbtf.il attitude.
" The address of M r. Calhoun lies created a
deal of excitement among 'thne friends of Mr.
Van Buren here, although~ it is .not public ly
known. They profess to coinsider Mr Cal
houn as having totally withdrawn from tine field.
hut they are nevertheless sorely troubled for
Mr. Van Buren. whose nonmination an tine li
timre Convention, diespite the kn~own prefer
ences of a majority of the Delegates for hint. is
tnot noto considered to be so secure as mt was
deemed to be some wsek's since. Threre are
many causes to work ont this feeling, indepen
dent of the stnuning .ef'ect of Mr. Calhonn's
letter. Thne friends of Mr. Uass arc very aic
ive, and mnany think that his prospects ate de
cidedly hrighntening. The Native Americans.
concerning whom so much lias been said iin
New York, are silently. but actively at work, in
endeavoing to give ann imposmng front end c
tain stability to thesiselves. They too are a
thorn in in the side of the Van Buren party
STATE TEMPERANCE CONVENTION
This bodly assembled on Tuesday the 6th
inst., at thne Temperance Hell in tine City of
Charleton. We extract thne following from
its proceedings, which appeared in the Courier
The Convention was organized by the Rev.
Dr. Bachmian, one of its Vice Presidents, tak
ing the Chair, its President. the Hon. John
Belton O'Neall, being absent, from indisposi
tion. Upon a 'call fronm the chair, Delegates
from thirty-five Societies reported themselves.
The Chairman then appointed a Committee to
arrange business for the Convention; a Coin
rnittee to uppoint Speakers; a Committee to
take into constderation the State of the Tern.
perance cause; and a Committee to report thne
proceedings of the Convention and publish
them for information. After which the Con
vention adjourned until half past 3 P. Md.
The Convention met pursuant to adjourn
ment, when upon the call of the Chairman,
Delegates from eight Societies. not previously
represented,appeared and enrolled their names.
The Chairman of the Committee appointed to
prepare businesm' for thne Convention recom
mended the following for their consideration
1. That an address be made tothe importer,
of spirituous liquors.
2. The subject of the Temnperance Advoate.
3. The propriety of employing temperance
lecturers to labor in the cause throtaghquit the
4. "S amen's memoral-abolish ig retailing of
spiritous liquors in the U. $. Naval and 9ka
.5. Address to Military men
6.'Tb takn ineastires for a National Tempe
The Coinmittee.appointed to procures~peak
irs through their Chair manreporied irngress
aindstated that speakers would-be obtaitied for
their netinags. -
The following resolution was sihmitted by
the Rev. W..Bar well, aid onj4 iian ofMaj.
Smart amended by - inispuing he following
words," wholesale dealers in," was adopted,
Resolced, That a Committee, t' consjit of
three members of. thisibody, be'appointed to
prepare and submit an addresaiilo all. the :im
porters of and wholesale dealersjn btioxiciting
Liquors in the State, respectfull Iaaearnest
ly requesting their co-operatiodith'lhose en
gaged in the suppression ofInteuiperancpsby
abandoning for importation aid-aale foir gene
ral use, that which has proved and still -con
tinues to prove a source of moral evil; human
wretchedness, social disorder, and'civil:depres
The" Chairman appointed a Committee to
carry the above resolution into efect, when the
Convention adjourned untill t-morrow.
February 7.-The, Convention me pursuant
to adjournmnt.-The Hon. John Belton O'
Neall, President of the State Temperance.So
ciety took his seat as President of the Conven
tion, and after the minutes of the preceeding
day were read, upon the call of the Preident,
Delegates* from four Societies, not.previously
repre.tented.appeared and enrolled their-names,
The Rev. Dr. Leland called the attention-of
the Convention tothestibject of procuring suit
able persons to deliver Temperance' Lectures
throughout the State, whereupon, the following
Resolution, offered by Maj. Smart,wasadopted.
.Resolved, That a. Committee. 'of five be;ap
pointed to take into consideration the proprietyv
of procuring Temperance Lecturers to labor
throughout the State, and also to recommend
to the different local Societies the propriety of
giving licenses. to snob of their members as
they may deeo fit and proper persons to lecture
on the subject of temperance.
The President appointed"the Commitee,
The following Resolntion-offered by eLiut.
Caste. was adopted:
Rssolved, That this Convaritlon. highly'p
prove the object contemplated in the.Seaman.
Memorial to. Congress, on :the Spirit Ration,
and would affectionately. recommend to- the
individual members of this Convention, to add
their signatures to that Memorial.
For the want of room we are forced to omit
the Memorial: which shall appear in our neat.
On motion of Rev. Dr. Leland, the subject
of a National Temperance Conventione'a.
taken np. -
And Major Magratb offered the followiag:
resolutions, which were adopted.
1. Resolved, That a Committee of five' be
now appointed by the Chair to prepare an ad
dress to the friends of Temperance "through
out the United States, recommendingthe pro-%
priety of holding a National Temperance Con
venton.at such a titue and place ar, shall be
considered most proper.
2 Resoled. That the Executive Committee
of the State Temperance Society be reqested
to take measures to ascertain from the. friends
of Temperance the most agreeable time and
place. and to select proper delegates to the
Convention as soon as The -time and placer of.
meeting shall be determined..
3. Resolved. That the .Executive Committee
of the State Temperance Society be requested
to adopt such measures as may be expedient.'
to secure the co-operation of all 'the friends of T
Temperance throughout the United States, in
this great moral and national enterprise. ,
On motion of Mr. J. H. Taylor, the follow
ing Resolution was adopted:. .
Resolved, That a Committee of five be ap
pointed. of which the. Preident of the Con
vention shall be.Chairman, to prepare and.stb
mit an Address to military men,.on the sub
ject of permitting the use of intoxicating
liquors on parade, &c..
The Convention took a recess until 3 o'cl'k.
At the hour of three the Convention met, and
upon the call of the President, Delegates from
two Societies, hitherto unrepresented, appeared
and enrolled their names.
The folloning Resolution, offered by the
Rev. Dr. Jo'mson, was adopted:'
Resolved, That the next semi-annual meet
iig of the State Temperance Convention be
held at Edgefield Court House. and that the
Exotive C ommnittee designate the time.
The following Resoluiions were offered by
Mr. C. Pressley, anid unanimously adopted:
Resolvsed, That this convention do earnestly
entreat all candidates for office in this Stats,
to take into serious consideration the practice
of treatiing at elections; and that they be re
qested to abandon a practice so calculated
to corrupt the fotuntainis of government, to
make a drunken constituency and to convert
the privilege of universal suffrage into -a uni
Resolved, That each member of this body
brg the above resolution to the notice of
the societies of each district, and that they be
requested to bring the same to the notice of
each dandidate for office.
The following Resolution, offered bry the
Rev. E. A. Bolles, was adopt.ed:
Rsoved, That a committee of five, on the
part of this Conventioni, be appoisnted to pre
pare an Address to the Firemen of this State;
against the use of spirituous liquors at their
The following Resolution, offered by the
Rev. Mr. Barnwoll, wvas adopted:
Resolved, That a committee of Iiie be ap
pointed to prepare an affectionate and res
pectfl Address to the Ministers of the differ
ent religious denominations in the State, ear
nestly requesting their co-operation in attempt.
ing to banish, as far as practicable, the .nua
as an ordinary beverage of all iatoxicating
The Convention then adjourned until to.:
The Convention met pursuant to adjourn-.
ment-af ter the readinig of the miinutes of the
prceeding day, Delegates from two Sociatie.
not before represented. appeared and enrolle4
their names, making in aall a .presentatin
from firty Temperance Societies,a~nd the Stato -
Temperance Society. The vanous C~ominit.
muittes made their respective reports- iihich
wre able and leongthy, one of which is annex
ed, and the romainder will, be. published when
convenient. After the usuaL rotes of thanks1
and thegeneral closing business of such bodies
-the Convention adjourned *is das
The Rbev. Mr. Barnwell, Cbairman ef
tbie Committee appointed to prepare an
Address to the Ministers of the Gospel er
the di rent religious denominations
throughout the State, submitted thefaki,
loing report. which was adopted. :