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F . 0.Piedyept. 11.
LATE D IMPORTANT FRO1
ARRIVAL OF THE ARAB-SA. TA AN
ma's MA4ore kr -VRRA CaUz-Coi
ytN- BFtNT OF PAREDES AT PKROTE
NEw PaRo uNCIAMENTO. FoR PARKE~S- -
tie Bihli stepsmne Arab arrived off
'the Balize the night of Wednesday last,
the 9th inst., having left Vera druz on the
afternoon of the 3d inst.,.; at 4 o'clack.
The Arab, it .will be recollected, is the
vessel which. conveyed Santa Anta to
Vera Cruz' She got aground at the Pass
in eight9g' qater, but it was supposed
would easily be got off. She is expected
to come.uin to the city this morning where
jbpe'- is te undgo smiee slight repaires.
She encoutered very rough weather on
her passage hither and proved herself a
fine sea boat., The 'British 'sloop of war
During arived. at"Vera Cruz on the 2d
inst. frn:etth- Balize : We learn -from a
commercial house than the 'Arab left Vera
Cruz aI,'fort notice. and no letters or pa
pers were received by her.
The Aiqst iinportant news by the Arab
touches..tiearrival of Santa Auna at-Vera
Cruz. 96ai this 'point we.are able to speak
upon the'enuibority of Mr. O'Neil: one of
-ownersefite-Arab; -who made the voy are
from Havana'viith Santa' Anna. fhe
Generalhid'prviously assured 41 r. O'Neil
that there would lie 'no occasion to run
the blopEl-that ' the vessel' would be
allowed to'enter without any difficulty.
When the Arab arrived off Vera Cruz,
they described the St. Mary's ard the Arab
imnediately. bore up for her. The St.
Mary's sent-a boat' to the Arab, with the
first lieutenanafnt on board. Upon reach
ing her he encountered Gen Almonte,
whom he exchanged salutiois. By Gen.
Almonte the lioutenant was conducted to
Gen. Santa Anna, wbo was lying in his
birth quite -ill.-Then a- short interview
took place, and when the lieutenant re
appeared on deck, he gave 'to the owners
pernission'to pass the blockade.
An account received by a commercial
house represents that the suite of Santa
Anna evinced much emotion and even
alarm when boarded, but that the Gen.
himself was perfectly calm, and apparent
IV expected the visit. It is further added
thai the Gen. delivered a letter to the
officer who boarded the boat. which pro
duced at once the de'ired r'ffct.
Recurring again to Mr. O'Neil's corn
municathon- to- us-and here we beg to
acknowledge- his extreme courtesy- e
learn that: when Santa Anna landed. he
was receeved but by a feat friends-that
the reception was not a' public one, and
that itwas'not marked by much enthusi
asmn.'=Santa Anna' bimself was evidently
disapdjiititei[. by.' the 'reception given to
him.:: His health continued infirm up to
the time 'of tho~departure of the Arab. He
was dbl however. after. his arriva!. to
entertaih' a 'public iiihnber at the palace
in Vera Cf d lageniumbei of civil'dig'
nitaries 'and-military officers. - At the
dinner a more favorable 'disposition was
mantfested towards the.General and thert
was m apesranee'-of enthuisias' .
he stoppes. .;4uieshacienw'E1.' Eiterroi
in the vicinity,- of tidapa, where he re
from- him -eli/ould leave there for the
city of-Mezico at ihe'very earliest moment
his health would permit.
That his-presence-in the field may be
urgently. reg tired is manifest from-oy'
other important 'fact which' we learo by
this atriivak 'The aringstationed at Sane
Luis P6wosi has declared again in' favor of
Paredes ! Paredes, by the way, is a
prisoner 'iti the Castle of Perote, as was
rumored when the Daring left Vera Cruz.
The declarationsof the army at' San Luis
in favor of Paredes was generally believed
in theocity of Mexico w-hen M lr. O'Neil
left-therepandl we learn by a commercial
letter from-Vera Cruz that it was a so ful
ly credited. there.
Mr. O'Ner represents that it is ex
tretmelydifiicult to arrive- at any conclu
siim as to the state of popular feeling in
regard to the diff'ernt aspirats for power
in Mexico. Among commerciail men, atnd
in fact among all classes not immediately
connected with the military, the almost
apathy atnd indifference appear to reign.
The day the Arab left, a flag of truce
was sent a shore by Commnodoro Conner,
and the.same occurrance had taken place
on two or three occasions ptreviously. Weo
have, of course, no eltre to the nature of
the communiceation's interchanged, hut as
the Daritrg arrived from the tnouth of the
river the day prior to the Arab's depar
rure, it was conjectured that the Comnmo
dore might have received by her commu
nications which controlled his conduct.
Frornthe' NOrlerns Corn. Times. Sept. 1-2.
LJATh'R FROM rT-JE ARMY.
The stubjoined letter. from our corres
pondent at Camargo. give some ierest
ing details regarding the movernent of the
General Taylor expects to 'be at Mon
terey by the 15th of September. and in
Saltillo, about. sixty miles beyond, by the
1st- of October. Whether-nny movement,
beyond the latter place wtill be made on'
this litie'of operations, is unktnowvn to the
uninitiated. Whether we shaell meet with
any resistance, is a quernion upon which
epiniohs are divided, Ir is certain there'
wi'l be resistauce this side of Monterey.
unless' it may be askarmish between small
par-ties; and that-is -not very probable.
Col. '-Hays: in his-tour, of upwards of t wo
hundred mniles, met 'no resistance. Gen. f
Wortih has not- seen -an' enemy. Single
companies of Texan Rangcrs hrave travers
ed the country? in diff'erent directions, and
met no opposition.~ Smwll parties of men
have travelled different routes' without in
rerrutption. So far. ev'ery thing-indicates i
a state of quietude and peace. Jt
At;Montery-we understand there is from
three .to.five -thousand men, almoist in'a' a
staterofedieorganizatlion, and 'deserting~ eve- I
ry oportunity. Gun. Mefica commands!
there. I doubt if there be any serious I(
fight .Thje Mexicans-trave no army' that ia
can'- resitt thecore-nw. moving against i
them. They are all excellent aroops,-and' L
efficient ineeetrespect. -.
Tne 'Salem GazeUe. ainda-hat'."on b
Wedneda njttheregan plihtifrs, tr
eges urggaIne,4araD grpy' - g.
From the Mobile Tribune, Ezxra sept 14.
VERY LA'PE FROM MEXICO.
- ' U:S Ship Princeton;
Pedsacota: Sept: 10; '46:.'
This ship arrived .here this-eveinmg, four.
days from Vera 'ruz, w ith daspathes in
answer to those sent from the State De
'partment which were published about the
close of ib'e session.
They were answered by the Mexican
Government instantly. Lt. H. Y. Purvi
ance is the bearer, and proceeds with all
dispatch to Washington. No one 'in our
Squadron has the least idea of the nature
A new Ministey has been formed.
Almonte is Sect etary of War, and Rejan
of Foreign Affairs. Santa Anita is at his
country seat near Jalapa. It was expected
he would go to the capital in a day or two.
Mexico is making no preparation to carry
on the war. Some time since a brigade
was formed and equipped complete to
march against Gen. Taylor, but the com
mander has not and will not move from
the city of Mexico.
He prefers spending his evenings in the
"Cafes," to a-lvancing against old Rough
and. Ready. The papers are pressing him
but he will not move; .in fact the soldiers
do not desire tro marech. The Squadron
are blockading Vera'Cruz and Alvarado.
They would gladly. take a hand at any
thing, but positively there is no one to light
with. If you go ten miles to the n'orth of
Vera Cruz they send you bullocks, and
the country women uesire to come. on
board to look at the Ship-eight miles to
the south they actually come in their boats
and send invitations ofi for a "fandango."
The C1 ptain of one of their Launches
desired to know " when the war would
cotmence." The countrymen are with
us, the soldiers against us.
The Princeton brought the mate Mr. N.
Meyer and part of the crew of the brig
Nayade, of Hamburg, captured by the U.
S. brig Somers. for attempting to force the
blockade. The Nayade sailed for New
Orleains under the charge of Lient. Berry
man-we passed her in lat. 21 34 N. long.
94 19 W.
From the Charleston Mercury.
The Proclamation of Santa Anna, set
ting forth the grounds, or at leas, the
pretext of the new revolution. seemed to
us of suficient interest to be published at
large. Indeed, nothing could just now be
more interesting. if it clearly indicated the
temper in which the exiled Chief returns
to power, and the measures he intends to
pursue towards the Uuied Mates. It is
an able and specious document, and more
calm and dignified than revolutionary
matifstoes usually are. It does not rail
at the United States, and that is some
proof that Santa Anna is peaceably in
clined. Beyond this, however, there is no
indication of his intentions, and we are
left to rest our hopes of an early termina
'ion of the war, upon his sagacity and the
state of utter prostration in which he will
find his country. It is true that Herrera
was overthrown, for attempting to arrange
me quarrel amicably. but then. Paredes.
asshared t e same..fauisfr._rushin .ito.
,ar. tin east itsson is as Impreessve an
'nore fresh than the first;'and all she hopes
on which l'arede* rosted,-of a war with
England, of Etropean intervention, and
finally of striking a successful blow before
we were prepared-have vanished. Mexi
co, defeated, invaded by laud, girded in
by sea, without money or credit or friends,
is not the same Metxico whichi begati this
wrar; nor is it with such resources thaut a
sagacious ebief wtll decide to continue it.
Such is our conclusion.
THlE TEXANS IN NEXICO.
The Matamoros correspondent of the N.
Orleans Bee relates the following:
"A Mexican from San Fernando, ar
rived hern yesterday tells at queer story
about the grand entre oft he Texian regt
ment into that pla8ce. It seems that the
news of their approach reached the place
several houts in advance of them, and the
natives were no little alarmed about their
p'ersors and property. Early in the morn
inc of the day on which they arrived, the
houses were nearly all closed Op and the
inmates assembled in their differetnt couzrt
yards. The noiseless manner in which the
boys entered took thtemt all by surprise, an d
they were in the very centre of the town
before one-third of the people knew they
had entered it at all. They have become
so accustomed to the blasts from the shrill
trumpets of the Mexican cavalry, that they
did not think for a moment that there wasn
any other way of comming, and when the
senorilas ventured to the windows & sawv
about 800 men withtout uniforms, preceeded
by an old negro with a fiddle, playing,
alternately. Yankce Dooidle and hey Jim
along Josey-the ludicrousness of the scene
drove away all ideas of fear, and 'their
windows,tnd doors were opened as readily
as it it had been their own countryinen
returninug from a Victorious fight. In one
hour after they entered the town, perfect
confidence was established between them,
and thaut night some fifty fandangos wet'e
given, and one of the bo. s says- that he
'part the night through" better than lie
ver did one before. Fernando is famed
broughout Mexico for its beautiful women,1
and they are reported to be as kind and
1lnspitable as they are beautiful. The-e
s no wonder, that the colonel remarked .
lint he should never be able to get tho f
nten out of the t'own. . The idea of the bu-i
alers of tike regiment hanging thteir horns
>ver their shoulders, while a negro fidd'er ;
lid up the tmustc of a triutmphant entre, isa
o perfectly ludierious that it would bother 11
isaint to keep fromt laughter"~
AGRICULTURE IN MEXICO
The Matamoros Flag makes the follow
rig remarks on the growth of the sugar
ane on the banks of the Rio Gratde, and- a
be general neglect of the agriculhural n
dvantages of the country by the people of a
"The sugar cane :grown on ihe Rio h
irande is said to.-yield more to the acre si
nd to require much less labor ia. the cul- v
vattion. than in the best sugar districts in -si
oisiana or Texas, & with piroper culture p
ould equal the produce of Cuba both in .tl
Jattity and qttality. The cane, after si
nng . planted, is, left by the Mexicans to si
ature without any further attentin being -it
enu toit, and f'ony what we can 1ean 4
ilthough the whole country io
luctive. ,The same (yax besaii
to cottn tobaCcos and'cor;,
Here eqal to aoy other part d t i i-a.'
Yewiti l thoadvantages " T ,
icans posess in soil and an1c % it
a sufficiency of either of these a' are
raised to supply the immediate ants of
the inhabitants. The tobacco Is
monopolized by the governme nd to
possess. themselves of an article hall'
use and all could grow, they are reduced
to the necessity of smuggling it into the
the countty. Large quantities are brought
in this way ; in fact it has been the prsacipal
item of tratfic betweenthe citirven-- of
Western Texasand-the Mexicas piUla
tion of the Rio Grande for a number of
years. Tobaco-such'as is -usedfoatmukitrg
cigaritos, which is purchased in New Or
leans from the hogshead at from $1o.$l
50 per cwt. when baled -up. and stuggled.
into Mexico has been known to sell attafLy,
sixty and seventy-five dollars the ,wt.
Even now, when tbis tobacco-is taken -to
any of the towns, not immediately :nithe
river, it commands readily front twenty.
five to thirty dollars. And this, toas we
have before said, when an -articlq equally
as good can be grown all over.thgeountry.
So with cotton, which is smuggled in. for
the consumption of the manufactories, not
a sufficiency: being -raised. to ,supply the
limited number in operation."'.'F -
California.-The Washington.- Union
has been speculating on the prospects in
California, which it thinks, are-bright.and
cheering. *-There is reason." says: Mr.
Ritchie, "to believe that before this time
the whole of that coast has been occupied
by our squadron. Monterey is certainly
taken, and Guimas, and it is certain that
the Yerda Buena, on the bay of 'San
Francisco. was summoned by .Captain
Montgomery, and it is believed to have
been taken without any resistance-"
The Volunteers- in Mexico-We- learn
from the Philadelphia U S. Gazette, that
of the voluntuer forces in Mexico Major
Gen. Patterson's division is to-be compo
sed of two regiments of Illinois .olunteers
and the St. Louis Legion ; Geti.:Piillow's
brigade of two regiments of infantry and
one of mounted men from Tennessee ;
and Gen. Quiltman's of one "regiment
from Mississippi, one from ilabpgna, one
from Georgia, and a batallion.lrom-Balli
more. Major Gen. Butler's diyision con
sists of the Kentucky brigade of-three re
giments under Get. Marshall; ihree Olio
regiments under Gen. Harner ; Land three
from Indiana under Gen. Lane:: .The
residue of the volunteers are-.under the
immediate command of Gen. *-Taylor.
These threc Major Generals-areai present
together. Gen. Wool's. command will
continue a'distinct corps until be. has ta
ken Chihuahua.-Evening Nets..
Later from Nauvoo.-Progress of the
War.-Capture af an Oficer. Ve :learn
from -the St. Louis Republican:.that 800
anti-Mormons left Carthage onrthe 30th
ulit. to attack Nauvoo, butnfterjproceeding
seven miles encamped-to-n wait reinforce
~mels,lre "oceipt'U o +ae ard!!lla
tru It. Lffriiis. Wbeyz Avr7'o mated'
again on the 3d inst. Col. John B. Crit
tenden, of Adams county, who- went to
Nauvoo at the reluest of the. Mormonq,
for the purpose of concluding a. treaty of
peace, has becn taken prisoner- by them.
This has etasperated the cijiaens, who
have determined on retribution, and re
futsed all terms for peatce. A meeting has
beetn held, and resolutions adopted to rcs
cue him at all iazards, and. punish thet
Mlornmions for their duplicity. A riuantity
of powder, canister shot, and muskets, on
the way from St. Louis to Nauvoo, had
bieen cirptured by the anties.
R AIL ROAD TO ROME.
We learn that the contemplated Braeh
from the State road at the Kingston dopot
near Cassville, to Rome, at- tlte head of
the Coosa river, has heeO examined
within the week past by the President of
the Macon and Western road and others
disposed to emibark' in the undertaking,
and that they have determined to enter on
the work as early as practicable. rThe
Macon and Western,th'nd Gergia Ratil
Roads, will be largely interesed in it, and
a Company has been formed and organ
ized. The work will be entered on im
mediately, and completed within twelve
months. The road will be but eighteen
miles in letngth to terminate-at our mini
ture specimen of the "Eternal C'itv."
which wve trust will be much larger here
after.--Here the Consa is navigable for
upwards of 150 miles, nearly to Wetump
ka, Ala. The country on- the river is rich
and productive in cotton, and other pro
duce. The transportation of this, with
he goods necessat-y to. supply. this portion
if Georgia-anid Alabama, und perhaps a
por:ion of Tennessee will, no doubt, afford
an ample renumeration for the expense of
:onstructing the road.-Macon Mes.
Mr.W1heaton.-Galig'nani's Paris Mes
enger stales that 'H. Wheaton, the late
american Minister to the Court of Berlin,
faving delivered his letter of recall, wvas
svith his lady invited iodine wvith the King:
6r. Wheaton was- presented by his Majes
y wvith a magnificent copy of the works
f Frederi::k the Grea:, which he accepted
or tihe use of the National' Library at
Vashington. Mr. Whea tn has received
he honorary degree of Doctor of Philoso
hy, as a mark of respe't for his scientific
ttainments and of the-ge'neril esteem lhe
as conciliated daring his'longreibace in
Correspondence o' li dis'arestoaE:Netos,
BostoN, Sept,.4, 18d6.
"Among the hundreds of casts and busts~
f our prominent men, dead and olive, i |
otice many of ourown:State, and some
toolded by out townenav, . S, Cogdell..I
Vatever may be.ourfamilydisputes at
ome, it is a gratifying, ar~d heartfelt plea
.re to hear all men, from Quebee down
rards, speak oi John .C. Calhoun as a .
:atesman who Conlriqteid'.Jargely 'to the
resent treatyivith F~nland,by;thowi.J I
te whole might -ordis; induence in ihht 4
:ale of peaget nozr-is, .ihat,ean.minmdes. ,1
ined by the remark .ondtaeharmony-ex:. -t
tinag between his. public.-cheracter~ andl -
le purity~ofbaiemorel ienbbthe privaie.a
'lains .nf Jara, ~ ~ n. .
From the dharksfon. Eaning News. -
Extract of a letter received from a highly N
resbeetable planter hoar Vicksburg,.Miss.~ C
dated, *"OAKLaND, Sept. 8, 1846.
:"On the 25th ut.- gave you a gloomy n
account of the Cotton crop, and have now It
to give you a dismal one. Eight days since, '1
the Catterpillars began their work of de- t
sruciin, and have progressed at a fear- p
ful rate. My valley lands are already n
eaten up; and, in a few days, every stalk h
of Cotton 1 have, .will be in a similar situa- *l
tion. So soon as the leaves are totally i
consumed, the wretches attack and destroy
rthe.tall size bolls, and when they finish c
them, take the next smallest. They are
now at work on those somewhat larger i
than a hickory riot. Nofrost could more t
effectually have done the deed than their
appearance. I tell you this, and leave you
to form your own estimate of the Cotton
crops in this region; as to the aggregate
yield, you, no doubt, have better informa
tion than I possess. I have had no pick
ing yet, equal to what 1 had previous to
the 10th August last. And if we could got
ten days hot and dry weather, I am con
vinced all would be open that will be made.
Since I last wrote you, it has rained more
or loss every day. I am anxious to hear
from you what the prospects are in your
State and Georgia."
Prodigious /!-We bad yesterday utpon
our desk, duly bottled in spirits, a specimen
of the caterpillat kind, that "beats all I
nater." -if it were the only one, it would I
be bad enough to have such a vile beast in
the world-but it is a species, and counts I
its millions. This specimen was brought i
from a plantation on John's Island, where I
it has succeeded the common caterpillar
and is finishing what the latter has spared,
of the Cotton crops. It is seven inches long, I
and to the eye appears 1i inchescircumfer I
ence. in the largest part. Its sting is highly
poisonous.-in this respect as wsell as in its
h..rrible ugliness, resembling the tarantula.
We have never set eyesupon a more rascal
ly looking beast. As far as we know, it is
a new plague,-but we cannot undertake
to decide that this is absolutely its first ap
pearance. We hope that the Naturalists
ofour city will take it into consideration
and settle thu point, which has now become
one of practical importance.-Charleston
Extract of a (tter received in Chatlston dated
ST. Jouy's, (Berkley,) Sept. 14'
"1 am sorry to say that we have . been
visited by the catterpillar in this noighbor
hood We did not know that they were
near us until last Thursday, and now I
believe that they are in every field in the
neighborhood--first eating the leaves ; and
I know, in some instances, they have began
to eat the small pods-what the loss is to
be, it is now impossible to say.
"P. S.-We know that they are likewise
on plantations near Nelson's Ferry."
More Evidvnces of Destruction.-Yes
terday we were handed a bundle of stalks
of Cotton, from James Island. covered
with bolls, almost every one of which had
be.en. ontirelj.perforated hy'ihe cotton
ducirg.a particle of Cotton. The accounts
of the devastation of the Cotton fields
come to us in such a shape. and from such
quarters. as to put at rest all doubt that
the cowing crop will-be unsually short.
Char. Courier, Sept. 15th.
FORSYTIH, (Gen..) Scpt. 11.
We still hear mutch complaitnt of worms
in cotton fields. They are of two kinds,
it is said--one species, commonly desig
nated as caterpillar, employ themselves
in cutting off young boils, forms and
leavos ; the other species, (known to usI
only as the boring-worm,) bore into both
large and small bols--and hence, do very
great damage, as the almost constant raitns
of course soon rot all the perforated hulls.
W1urder.-Col. Wilkinson, the owner
of a wood yard at Pawper Island, about
twenty miles nhove Vicksburg, Miss., was
while in comapany with his two sons and
another man, shot at, on Monda.y week,a
ty the two Sons of Mr. Minor, wvho rentsC
the wood-yard from Wilkinsotn. Wilkin
ton and one of his sons were killed on the
tipot, and the two others severely wounded.
'rThe murder was perpetrurted in conise
qjuence of Wilkinson's having refused tor
uurrender the lease to Minor. who was I
desirous of givitng up 5the yard. Minor's I
eons have been committed for trial.
Charleston Evening News.
Homicide-The Columbus (Ga.) Ett- I
qutrer states that n Mr. A. V. Alletn was
shot and instantli killed a few days sincep
by Uriah Paule. They were both respecta- C
ble citizens of Russell county in Alabama. C
The different between them arose in the I
settlement of some private accounts. Mr-.
P. it is understood, sent for the Sheriff, and ~
surrendered himself to the laws of his
Trialfor Burglary-William and Ber- 19
ry, slave., the former the property of John ,,
Harrison, and the lat ter belonging to Dr. p
J. D. Starke, of Fairfield District, were g
tried for Burglary, by a Court of Magia- C
rates and Freeholders in this town on
Saturday last, were convicted and setn
ienced to be hung on Friday. the 9th of wt
Otober next. Owving to some mitigating 71
eircumstances, the court recommended as
them to the clemency of the Executive.
Canmden four. hi
'The Charleston Mercury says, among h
the papers which abused Mr. Dallas most a~
tavagely for his vote on the Tariff', was
he Philadelphia Spirit of the Times.
rhe Editor was at the time in Europe, tt.
tnd we God since his return that the paper -dtl
;rossly misrepresented him in that matter. th
in a recent number, alluding. to the charge mt
hat he had turned about, on the Tariff hc
aestion, he says: th
" As to Free Trade and the 'ratiff, our
pinion has been the same for the last tea nc
rears upon the sub'ject. We never changed
ad are never likely to change, for every
lay's experience only confirms us in our t
lay. impressions. We are opposed to in
n. high duties in. any end every sha pa, as .in
he certainsforerunners of want and misery- on
ad starvation forthe, poor, and of inor- in
inates-wealth, for - those-who~become : odi
The Bank of I Eambaig Is 'cheeki;.aon Na
rew. York at. A per cent. premium-; onaa"
harleston and Savanah par. h1
This Bank does not receive..any bank a
ote of a denomination less tlin flie dul a
irs. eitheron deposite or in payment.- c
"hose selling produce here will do well s
keep this in mind. The Bank is pre- a
ared in use silver change. The Planters I
nay thus get rid of small mutilated notes. a
y rejecting them when selling and set
ling for the proceeds of their year's labor;
f they do not the fault will be theirs.
In laying the above information before
ur readers, we take occasion to say the:
ve are gratified to perceive that our Bank
s disposed to further the great scheme ol
t metallic currency, so far as change i,
oncerned. If our fellow citizens will but
end a helping hand, they can now secur.
i sufficient quantity of silver change to
answer all their purposes. thereby drawing
sut of circulation the present mutilated
lirty shin plasters that have been too long
orced on them by those who have beet
more disposed to consult their own inter
)sts than the public good.-Republican.
Georgetown, Sept. 16. 1846
Another Awful Fire!-Lust night about
o'clock our citizens were alarmed by the
yry of :re, which it appears originated in
the Millinery store o1 Mrs. E. McWilliams,
which in a few minutes was on fire in every
part. This was a large building. and all
the adjacent building being of wood and
largo were in a few moments wraped to
al-mes. So rapid was the progress of the
ire that by 2o'clock this morning the entire
square of the town with the exception of t
two buildings was in ashes.
The fire extended from Bay to Princess
street, and from Scirven to Queen street
leaving Dr. Prior's residence and the Li
brary opposite the Bank alone standing.
About thirty buildings in all were de
The Greenville Motintaineer of the 18th
inst. says, ",Hon. W. C. Preston, Presi
dent of the South Carolina College, after
a short visit to this place, left here with, 1
his family for Glenn's Springs on Monday
last. This distinguished gentleman is now
scarcely ever named without calling to
mind the greatly improved condition and
prospects of the College, since he was
chosen its President. We are informed,
on good authority, that the number of
Students in the South Carolina College
will reach about 200 at the next Com
mencoment, a number double that ihich
it contained a few years past."
Thanksgiving Day.--The Governor of
Massachusetts has appointed the26th day
of November as a day of thanksgiving.
The Baltimoro Sun suggests that the
Governors of other States in the custom
of keeping such a day, should - select the
one already appointed in MIassachusetts,
so that thanksgiving day may be uniform
throughout the Udion. The suggestion
is a good one and-we trust will be carried t
out. We respectfullay lay it before our
own Executive for his consideration. The i
lay will then he. what it ought always to
be, a national ubilee, and the whole
-go .ni ae
tLn Texas, be engagea in thei lot"and'
beatiful avocation of returning thanks to.
the Almighty for His past goodness to us
as a people.-Char. Eve. News.
Randolph's "Jchn."-We are told by
the Lynchburg Virginian, that John. the
vell known and faithful servnt of the
late John Randolph. who, with the emain
eipated slas cs of his master, went to Ohio.
and were there treated by the citizens in
a muanner, of' which our readers have been
apprize~d, has returned to Chtarloie with I
he intention of pe:itioning the Legisla
:ure to allow him to remain in the corn
nornweahth. He says, they have to reeling
'or colored people in the Ohio, and if the
egislature refuse to giant his petition. he
will submit to the penalty of remaining,
and be sold as a slave, preferring this to
!njoying freedom in a free State.
The Steam Ship Sout herner.-T his
plondid Ocean Steamer, a detailed ac
ountof whose construct ion, as well as trial<
rip in the harbior of New-York, a short
imoe since, wias published ini our paper oti
klonday last, mtade her appearance in our
vaters early yesterday morning, andl a few
ninutes after six o'clock. landed her;
rassengers at Allger's wharf. The high
ocomiiurms passed on t his vessel by thi C
Jew-York press, do not seem at all ex
ggerared. She is indeed a splendid ef'ort r
*f marine architecture, and sets the water ti
ike a thing of life. She brought over
pwards of one hundred and twenty-five tI
assengers, with many of whom we have ji
onversed, who speak in the highbest terams v
f her qualities as a sea boat. W~e are trulya
ratified to see that the Southzerner bailsa
rom Charlesto~n, for as we said before, she.
I emphatically a Charleston enterprise. b
ler engine not only shows the work of a
taster hand, but is said to be a finished
iece of machinery. Mr. J. B. Stillman,
f the firm ofStillmtan, Alletn & Co., of the S
rovelty Works, New-Yoik, rthe builders c
r the engine, come our passenger, for the "
urpose of testing its work, and is highly a
ratified wvith tho result.-Charleston .
'ourier. 16 :nst.
Stornt at Ocracoke.-A violent storm 14
as, experienced at Ocranke bar ona the qi
hi met. Several schooners were diriven
hore, and a brig and six schooners sunk. L
On the 8th the storm extended to Eliza. E
~th Ciry, doingmuch-damage. 'rThe tide &
the river fell 10 or 12 feet, leaving vessels
gh and dry. All the bridges were carried
vay.-Emening News. L
Fire in Washington, N. c.- A destrue- %w~
'e.fire, said to be the work of n iticen
try, occurred at WVashtington, N. .C., on
a morning of Thursday last. It comn
enaced on the Turnpike wharf in the ware
use of Mr. W. H. Willard, and consumed
a whole block of buildings down to athe
arket. The less is conzsiderable, but has
t yet.been estimated.--Ibid.
Points, of Hlonor.-Col. MontgomeryR
ms shot in a duel abou t a dog; Col. Ramsey
one about a servant ; Mr.; Fenatheraton *j
one about a recriuit ; Sterne's fath6t(in
a aboot a goose';ind toothergentleman W
one about an ''acre of'schoies; 't a,
eaer .gic gllenge'd $o mer.j^ sikilSg/
I 'nnnhnna lnay the sec-n gable
nd anothet vns cnmpelled t9 lht' 'f
pictich ofsnulf; General' B'arry wbs'bLV
d by a Captain Smith for diclining
glass ifwine at a dinneron a steamboat,
Ittingli the General had pleadet.,as 'sit
icuso thart nine invariably, made bin -
ck ; and Lieut. Crowther lost his life in
duel.l ccausa,.he was..refusedadOtia1Dc.
a club ofpigeiotshioutrs.- oah's Hies
EDGEFIELD C. 1H.
Fire.-We regret to announce, that en
l'nesday the 16th instant, afire-broke..ent
in the farm of Mr, Samuel F. Goodepu :ear
his place, and consumed the dwelling' bonuie
occupied by his overseer, and an-tut b~ogget,
iundry valuable articles which .were' in' the
onse, owned by the overseer, were destroyed.
The Weather.-We have had a great- deal,,of
warm and dry weather during :this miinth. III
lie mrornings and evenings there is..alligbit
hange of temperatuire. At sunrise-.on-the 2Slt
natant, the thermometer in our rtoom stolid at
6, but the day was quite warm.' Some.s:ck
imas is prevailing in certain sections of. our
)istrict, and it becomes all persons tobs-'
eedingly careful of their health.at this season,
nd to avoid exposure as much as possible.:
Tie Court of Common Pleas and,;Gceea
cssions will bery shortly commence at .this,
lace, and we advise our friends and-patrons;
enerally to avail themselves of the favorable'
pportunity which will then present itself,Ito
ay up or dowon, (which ter~n do you like best?)
he several sums which they owe us. .. We .
vill have Our cnrps df colle.:tors completely,'
rrganrized for. this occasion, to .attend to ouir.
>usiness. We will hlave ready also, a consiil
irable number of pocket books, puls~esal~.
ets, bags, &c., to hold the large sunms of bank
rilps, specie and shin plasters,. which weex
sect to receive. I . ;
Come than good friends, and lead as a'holp.
erg hand, and do not permit us to be made~a
aughing stock to the contununity. on 'accoun.
four poverty. Such of our subscribers -as.
may not be able to see as in person, will be so
,and as to forward to us the amount which
hey owe us. If any of ont friends cannot,now
may !lhe full su:m for (which they are i.:debteit
oas, they will please remit us a part, andsthey
hall receive credit for the same. Wo 'helieve
n the old maixim, "that half a loaf iis'b'etfr
hnn no bread," and we will gladly' receive-is,
ut we mnst confess. we greatly prefer the
rigobliWaiegre to a ~irn onr ivthull ier
ups they may hand to s. .
The Telegraph from New rk to i'al is
w in successful operation. -
Porcers the Sculptur.- r. Powers, the cote.
iriated acndponwi itbcme ly, ies ens-tae on
oedonsly starul of ter. alihatthsn. a
R*ud too expsur ars much.'s oasil.-Th
ren Conrti of Ch omi h P hucha s sGaid
bessin favi~ vsor tly R caileRoa th aug hi do
toace, and wefudse tou periends anton.
rtut hich terilt. Areent correpo.
layt ano Enisha n ert o ince btd)
nhare for coairsond thoughtor teomapltel.
hrga isinteedt form apar osoae tof
Smtusing eo in thae eay loiga on.i
idrable number of pocketav boen ruuecenty
etsinbahs cunty. Beide the r ie ..of'bar
ftlshecinla inHer plaers, wasiso ~wnen~
Coeeo then outo r.da.n^ l~ed"6sa'erT
ngvhan, and $dy not ert A to twet msem
aousand stcke to this county. -accahn.b
iforhersttyerS"h of haue subenrs -tte
nyent b to ee spro, whiclld be hsd
aooreasonfabr toricte aoun whichrhr
ey inves.n f ayal ofor -idscno o
ayhefulmfor ih detseyre.~ ~be
ThesAtbeyville ase rdemiapr. I~nihibey
ncitheld uwim "ithanie-rary'a BoainouetA -
bn o bread,ay 20te M.Amll gl dreege-it
ut wein prst on Saturaypee the ey
inthe tnsactn any. tousinsgv a
rThe Eeeutiph frommitewe.k oB~il.
A o'co h in trcductory oermotiwas
Peahe byc El r W.- P. Pi er, tfre^ cor.
,aea Sc: "Wtchr, standn ftay, in' thedfaith,
iict o ti on tbe strong. Cuchi si
aiThemer Poen was ppived oni
trd'te iny his tleror. AGrcent roon7
;"hiy oad istruth, to ma art ad attf
Momndy e in o'lc Soaey f m. ain.
2. he Serfd ewsarysbein lasn Wihat. cn
dergb. Ju,rwaf arpointe beere"ently
3. i This cntyaies otherloin -Chu rme
f te elae :er gs a -ol -~dr
2.ree ofaheW o th, . McUoriPi
3.lee Bq 17No erepcre.sented, ny e~
no.thernasetls.". Ia hav seni -sa
'it throreotheriams iant no gra . sae
o. WahintnceM cobby, andsuantlco.
. aniet Grke-t, hc ol rep esented. e
L Stists e c iglly, wo'.' beams poi
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1.. Ato dy Cr0th-'A. d Asalleegs
e3h. b Eld&-ere~.p.eet 'il rolo.
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