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dod than at this time to thwart all attempts
at unconstitutional legislation, and
to successfully, resist aggression. Prudent
and jnlitio, indeed, wovdd it be for the
cause of Free Soil and Abolition, if it
were possible that the Administration
could induce Mr. Calhoun to accept this
mission. Prudent and -politic would this
rune de guerre bo to render powerless and
unavailable this strong tower of defence
in this our utmost hour of need. Prudent
and jxjlilic, to bind with the silken
cords of diplomacy, at the Court of St.
James, that giant intellect and masterspirit
of Democracy and Free Trade!
Prudent rtftd jxditic, to remove from the
theatre of action the unflinching champion
of constitutional rights, when that sacred
instrument is nssailed by the Free
Soil legions, and an attempt to undermine
its strongest pillars about to be
made by the Whig party. Yes, it would
be a ma?ter-stroke of political diplomacy
to accomplish these things. But however
favorably such a suggestion might be
received by Northern politicians or discontented
cliques, wo opine that the
Court of St. James, and all the other
courts of Tiairope tacked on to it, would,
at this time, be but a poor temptation to
seduce Mr. Calhoun from the nobler paths
uuiy and; patriotism.
IMPORTANT BRITISH CIRCULAR.
Foreign Office, January, 1840.
Her Majesty's govomment have frequently
lmd occasion to instruct her Majesty's
representatives in various foreign
States, to makn earnest and friendly, but
not authoritative representations in support
of the unsatisfied claims of British
subjects who are holders of public bonds
and money securities of those States.
As some misconcoption appears to exist.
in snmn nf * '
?... uiugo ijimcs wmi rcgaru to
tlic just right of her Majesty's government
to interfere authoritatively, if it
should think fit to do so, in support of
those claims, 1 have to inform }-ou, hs
the representative of her Majesty in one
of those states against which nritirth-oubi'ects
have such claims, that it Is for the
Jritish government entirely a question of
discretion, and by no means a question of
international right, whether they should
or should not make this matter the subject
of diplomatic negotiation. If the
question is to be considered simply in its
bearing upon international right, there
run bp. nr> flrmW. t\f !?/?
~ --V- .??rv?Vf Vt) V#*. CI IV/ pUIICUl/
right which the government of every
country possesses to take up, as a matter
of diplomatic negotiation, any well founded
complaint which any of its subjects
may prefer against tho government of
nr.othor country, or any wrong which
from such foreign government those subjects
maj have sustained; and if the gov
crnraenc of one country is entitled to de
manu aui-w iur uny one individual
among its subjects who may have a just
but unsatisfied pecuniary claim upon the
government of another country, the right
^ so to require redress cannot be diminished
merely because the extent of the wrong
is increased, and because, instead of thero
being one individual claiming n comparatively
small sum, there are a great number
of individuals to whom a very largo
amount is due.
It is, therefore, simply a question of
discretion with the British government
whether this matter should or should not
be tahnn nn Vw rl!nlnmo?tA ?
? v.|' "j ncmJllilllOIl,
and the decision of that question of discretion
tunis entirely upon British and
It has hitherto been thought by the
successive governments of Great Brtain
undesirable that British subjects should
invest their capital in loans to foreign governments,
instead of employing it in profitable
undertakings at home; and with a
view to discourage hazardous loans to
foreign governments who may be either
unable or unwilling to pay tlie stipulated
interest thereupon, the British government
lifts hitherto '.lought it tho best policy,
to abstain from tawing up, as international
questions, the complaints made
by British subjects against foreign j^ov'ernmcnts
in regard to sue!: pecuniary
For the British government has conaidored
that the losses of imprudent men,
who h^ve placed mistaken confidence in
the good faith of foreign governments,
would prove a salutary warning to others,
uuu numu p?uvr<uiHBy oincr lorcign lOftiiH
from being raised in Great Britain oxcept
by governments of known good faith and
01 ascertained solvency. Hut nevertheless,
it m'ght happen that the loss occa.
.fiioned to British subjects by the nonpayment
of interest upon loans made by
them to foreign governments might becomo
so great that it would be too high j
a price for the nation to pay for auch a
warning an the future, and in stich a j
state of tfr^s it might become the duty |
vi mo untisn government to make these
matters the subject of diplomatic negotiation;
In any conversation which you may
hereafter hold with the ??,? minister
upon this subject, you will no?. fail to
communicate to them tho ywv$| which
her Majesty's government entertain thereupon,
as set forth in this tapatch. X
am, ?K0? I'ALMEASTOK,
A New Oilcans jpaper advertisers fqr
, b*>1< ww ?vndMdm half of a negro,"
-ifltofr - cirohmi*
ukkknvillk and Uolumuia Hail,
Hoai).?The meeting of the Stockholders
of the Greenville and Columbia Hail
Road Company*yesterday was a large,
and respectable one. The President,
Judge O'Neal 1 presided, and the Reports
of the President and Chief Engineer,
both highly interesting papers, were read
to the Stockholders.
It appers from those reports that the
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lwau win ne completed and m operation
25 miles from Columbia to the crossing
of Broad River by the first of January
next, and that the Bridge over Broad
River will he complete by the sumo time.
Sucli rapid progress shows that those
who have the affairs of the Company in
hand, have "put their shoulder to tin;
wheel" in earnest and the enterprise is
hound to go on. A Committee was appointed
to examine into and report on
the two Reports to an adjourned meet
ing of the Stockholders this day.
A Committee was also appointed to
nominate Officers for the ensuing year.
All interested in this valuable enterprise
seem to be in high spirits, and sanguine
of success?they have every cause
to be so! and the best wishes of our citizens
attend them in their efforts to link
uie upper ana mkmig country together
by iron bands.?Columbia Telegraph.
Slavery in the District of Columbia.?The
Legislature of Michigan, before
its adjournment, adopted the following
joint resolutions, submitted by ,the
lion. E. G. Berry, of the Senate, velatfve
to Slavery and the Slave trade in the
District of Columbia;
Resolved,, By the Senate and House
1-a! r n. . " -
j ui xvuprvaonuinvus 01 uie OWlte ot Michigan,
that live existence of Slavery and
tho Slave trade at the seat of our National
Government "is an evil of scribus magnitude,
which greatly impairs the prosperity
and happiness of the District, and
costs the reproech of inconsistency upon
tho free institutions established among'
Resolved, That our Senators in Congress
be instructed, and our Representativea
be requested to urge the passage of
a law that shall put an end to the Slavery
in the District of Columbia without delay,
and also provide for ascertaining the
views of the people of said District upon
the question of the entire abolition of
Resolved, That the Governor he requested
to forward copies of the forerrriini*
vnoAliWiA*>o nn/-?! ? aP 1
ivov/iuuwuo v\; UUVII U1 UlU OlMlHlUlo
and Representatives in Congress.
Tho vote on their adoption stood, in
the Senate, yof -i 17, nays 5?in the
House, yeas 87, nays 0.
A NlSW lNKr.HNal. machine "N"aunow
Esnate.?A most ingenious and
dastardly attempt was made on Friday
to destroy the life of Thomas Warner,
Esq., by an infernal machine. Itnppears
that on Thursday night, in the absenoc
of Mr. W., a man, whom the family supposed
black, called at his house and left
for him a package, marked "confidetial."
On Friday, at about half-past two o'clock
in the afternoon, Mr. W. returned and
found the package, which he immediately
began to unwrap. Tt was a small
mahogany box with a sliding top. From
description of the man who brought it,
and his manner at the time, a suspicion
arose in the mind of Mr. W that n l
was not right, and he used great caution
in removing the top of the box. The
family were seated at dinner at the time,
bu' Mr. W. discovering a flame, gave the
alarm, an . the family, with himself, instantly
fl'.d. " Scarce had they escaped
from the toom hen the explosion took
placo, destroying every thing around,
and setti 'g fire to the bouse. As soon
i iw uus nre wasrexunguisn cl, it. was found
that the table upon which tho box sat
was broken, the walls torn down, and
tho partition, separating tho room from
tho hall, moved from iti proper position
several inches. The front windows of
the basement were destroyed, and an engraving
of Washington pi reed by h shot,
which was buried an inch into the wall.
A canister, which had contained the
charge, was fuund \u>on the fl'or, but
the box was blown tomtoms. The canister
was marked "Hazzard's Canister
Powder." The supposition is, that upon
the inside of tho lid of the box was a
a piece of sandpaper, which came into
!i-1 i* * ?' *
wiivoct witn iricuon matches, by which
the explosion was sot off; but tnere are
chemicals which would produce the same
cause as soon as exposed to the nir. Suspicion
Jias already fastened upon an individual
who holds high position in the
wealthy circles of the city, and every
means will be used to probe the matter
and bring the offender to justice. The
members of the bar have determined to
offer a large reward for the apprehension
and conviction of tho man or men who
would thus hvent a plan by which to destroy
life. Should this rAmain in
ry, the life of no man is secure, for it
any time a pachn^e directed to him
wonld be (fpencd without thought, and
in an insUmt his body blown to pieces.?
N. r. Herald.
CONSUL TO LIVERPOOL.
The New York Mirror says, that among
the other rumors floating about of appointments,
is one th*^, has sufficient eon
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Histcncy to be believed in, of the appointment
of a son of Mr. Crittendi'ri to <Jw>
Consulship at Liverpool. Ex-Governor
Kent, of Maine, was also an applicant for
this lucrative offico.
CHOLERA IN TEXAS.
Extract of a letter, received at this
place, from Texas:?Pendleton Messenger,
Lahrdo, April 5, 1849.
I have time but to say that I ant well.
The Cholera is rising?ten deaths today.
I have thought it best to write, as
1.1 1- -
ruu n uum nr. uneasy at niv silence.?
This week there was a grand procession
escorting the "host." Before nearly all
the houses was placed a table, in the
middle of the street, covered with
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VHU mum UiimilSK tUDIC Cloths, and
ornamented with flowers and burning
candles! On each of these, the image,
(Christ with his cross,) rested, while
the whole population knelt and respondod
to the priest! The cft'ect of the numerous
voices, answering, "ora pro hobiswas
thrilling! The poor people
have a full faith of the potency of the
cross to stop the disease; and it will have
the effect to relieve their fears. In 1833
niu viioieru lasted twenty days and was
stopped by a similar procession! It is
twenty days since tho Dragoons arrived
hero with the diseasse; but it did not
spread for some days after.
*Lord have mercy nn n?
The Wheat Chop.?The Greensboro'
Beacon gives a gioomjj account of the
prospect of wheat, in its section of Alabama.
In addition, it remarks, to the
destruction by the frosts of last week ol
all cotton up, and most of the early com,
we regret to leana that the wheat was
also measureably destroyed. In the
black lands, we. understand that the crop
was entirely destroyed. This is <juitc a
1 heavy loss, as the wheat crop in this sec
turn was not only larger this spring tlnui
visual, but remarkably promising. Wc
have hoard of one crop?and wc pr*.
sumo fhat there were many others quite
as good?that promised a yield of 25 to
35 bushels to the acre.
Emigration* at Nr.w Yohk.?Twenty
two thousand four hundred and fifty emigrants
arrived at the port of New-Yorli
duriug the month of April?one thousand
one hundred and ninety arrived or
A World ov Fmv?T.U..f
? ? ui\^uv> jjitiui y
Superintendent of the National Observatory,
Washington, says in a late address
"Tt may bo that there is now, at thi:
veiy time, in the firmament above, f
world on fire. Argus, a well known stai
in the Southern Hemisphere, has sud
denly blazed forth, and from a star o
the second or third magnitude, now
glares with the brilliancy of the fisrt."
The Citadel and Cadets.?The Stat<
Cittldfll is nnw in n " : 1
..v ,i iv wuiov/ mi i i;|i<ur ?iiid
improvement. Another story is to b(
added to the building, in order to give
more accommodation to the inmates
which will doubtless add much to th<
appearance of the building.
While these improvements are goinj.
on the Cadets arc regularly encamped 01
the green in front of the Citadel, per
forming their duty with all the regulari
ty and precision of old soldiers. Theii
tents are comfortable, and the hard\
youths, with ruddy faces, and sturdj
forms appear to delight in the arduous
services or the camp.? Chu r. Courier.
Matricide.?On tlio 28th nit. a mnn namei
Newkirk, living about fifteen-milcti from Lou
isvillo, i>)mt his own mdther, nourly a hundrec
(rears old. After the perpetration of the. deeti
10 ro-loaded hia gi'n, and, with fierce threats
ordered a little negro boy about twelve years
old to ?hoot. him. Tho boy fired the mm. hni
purjjosrly missed him. Nowkirk whipped the
iK)y terribly and thou sent for a neighbor tc
whom he remarked?" I have phot my mother
?do you think they will hnng mo I" Ho soon
afterwards disappeared, unci, at the last accounts,
all the efforts of tho officers of justice
to find hitn had been unsuccessful. His neighboro
generally think that lie is insane.
| FATAL AOOIDENT.
I Two men in this District, says tho last Edgefield
Advertiser, by tho namo of Webb and Attaway,
while turkey hunting a fow days since,
l>eforo tho bfeak of day, without each other's
knowledge happened to tako their stand in tho
same wood, Mistaking each other'* yelp, for
the yelping of a turkey. Attuwuy quietly and
uu tui-iuiirs navnncoci towards Webb, who, being
unable m the early twilight of the morning
to distinguish him, discharged his gnn which
emptied it? contcntH into tho lace and brcaot of
Attaway?causing almost iusUuit death.
Gh*kd IndiakTJouncii..?It is stated
that a grand council of Prairie Indians,
inhabiting tho territory between the
Rocky Mountains and the Indian cquutry
west of Missouri and Arkansas, is to be
held this summer. Xt? object is believed
to bo in inference to the new movements
in California and New Mexico, consequent
upon the change in government title, and
the discovery of tho orecio s metal* in
California. The Littlo* Rook (Ark.) Democrat
urges the government to take measures
tp extend to emigrants on tho prairiefl
and the dwelleis on tho frontiers of
tho bordering States, tho protection of a
strong military force.
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i ii II in mi i | 1 i i Amymmm
T" MARltlED, I
On the 20th nit. by Rev. J. L. Konnc-1
,1.. n.. r t*r ?
. uv, j/k, j. vv. HiARLK to Miss Eliza Ann
eldest daughter of Mnj. W. L. Keith, all
of this Village.
On the instant by A. Alexander,
Esq., Mr. (J. W. A. Smith to Miss Martha
J ank. daughter of John G. Mrtuldin,
all this District.
Also ? n the 15th instant by Rev. J.
B. Hillhouse, Mr. Hf.nry R. Hughes to
] Miss Emzahetii F. Dendy, daughter of
j James II. Dendy deceased, all of this District.
I With this notice we received a delightful
slice of the Bride's Cake. A
happy life and prosperity to the young
COUdIg. RJIV wo
I a r?V "Wl
Died at Ins residence in the upper part
of this District yesterday morning, Mr.
i Ei.isiia Lee, aged about 83 year^.
A Communion meeting will be held at
this place embracing the fourth Sabbath
I instant, commencing on Friday ovenincr.
j ai early candle light.
Sons ol' Temperance.
Cnpt. E. M. Keith will deliver an
pddrcsson the subject of the Organization
of the order of the Sons of Temperance,
in the Court House on Monday
evening the f>?th instant at 7 1 -2 o'clock,
, to which the j.ublic are invited.
M. M. NORTON, R. S.
, May 18, 1840. 1 2t
i*r. J. K. Lawrencc.
Wii.l attend punctually to all calls in
the line of his profession. Unless absent
on professional business, he mav be fniiml
?\t hi% OtRce, or his privtito roaidence in
the Village. He also, has on hand a
L general assortment of medicines which
, he will furnish to customers at reduced
' Pickens C. H., S. C.)
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> Juay 18. 1H40. ) 1. tf
I Mary Rogers, the wife of .Tamo* Rogers,
who is a farmer, residing in Pickens
District, So. Ca., on Little River, do hore:
I by give notice of my intention 'to trade as
i a sole trader,' and to exercise all the priv1
| ileges of a Free Dealer, after the expiration.of
one month from this date.
, May 18, 1849. 1 lm
: SHERItB 'S S:
, , x lvjivrnio JL/lOIllIU 1.
I j BY VIRTUE OF WRITS OF FIEIU FACIAS TO
r ME DIRECTED.
p Will bo sold before the Court IIouso
in this District, within the legal hours on
the first Monday and Tuesday in June
180 Acres of Land, lying on the waters
| of Twelve Mile, adjoining lands of James
Porter and others, sold as tlm
[ | of Isaac Murphrce at the suit of W. D.
' 200 Acres of Land, on Eighteen Mile
Creek, adjoining Aaron Boggs and others,
f whereon J arrett Evatt now lives, levied
j on as the property of Thomas II. Gaines,
at the suit of William Boggs, holder.
One two horse Wagon and Gear, one
r sorrel Horse, and one bay Horse, levied
, on as the property of John M. Phillips, at
i o..W ~r w T\ T
r uiv ouii ui . l/. iveitn.
Also, 200 Acres of Land, adjoining
lands of Mary Clayton and others, lying
on waters of Eastatoe, levied on as the
I property of A. Aiken, at the suit of W.
D. Steele and others.
I Also, one box of Silver A.Vare, levied
I on jis the property of Absalom Hyde, at
the suit of W. D. Steele.
1 Conditions cash,?purchasers to pay
[ for Titles.
i J. A. DOYLE, s. r. d.
Sheriff's Office )
May 9, 140. ?
OirAiu.EaTON, April 10,1849.
THE party claiming a requsition on the.
Governor of any State, should transmit
the following pnpers: Affidavit, before a
Magistrate, sotting forth tho facts of the
case; the Magistrate's warrant for the apprehension
of the fugitive; certificate of
the Clerk of the Court that is a
Magistrate; and certificate of one of the
T.,/1 ffrtO 1 ^ ^
*nc?o to u \^i?rK 01 ine court.
By order of the Governor.
B. T. WATTS, Executive See'ry.
May 18,1840. 1 3w.
jp?T Every paper in the State will copy
Charleston, April 10, 1849.
EVERY application for pardon should
he accompanied Jjsy a copy of tho Indictment,
the Verdict of the Jury, the Sen
1 T? * " ' * 1 ~
wucv mm ivyport 01 tne presiding Judge,
and the opinion of the Court of Appeals,
when the ciuse hau been carricd to that
Iiy order of the Govemdfsb
B. T. AVA'iTS, Executive Sec'ryMoi?
1 a 1 Din
Every paper in the 0tate will eo1
py three tirao?,
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SJ. i'ulb %.'< .'J. A Slj
' "JT7~ u?-1?
JAMES V TUfMMrvii
ATTOttNEY AT LAW,
SPARTANBURG, C. IT, 8. C.
Will practico in tbe Courts of Umot\
Spartanburg and Grconvillo.
All business committod to bis carc will rooctvti
prompt and faithful attention
ITok. i). Wallac Union, S. C.
T. O. P, Vkkmon, o. b. b. p., Spartanburg, S. 0.
May 18, 1849 1-tf
Viook Before You l^eap!!
At.l persons are. forewarned from trading
for any or all of certain notes given
by myself to James H. Rccder, being six
in number, d;i(ed January 8, 1849. The
first due the 2.r)th of December, 1850,
and each of the others due on the samo
(lay of each succeeding year; each given
for seventy one dollars and forty cents
($71 40), as I do not intend to pay tho
same, unless compelled by la*/,?tho
consideration for which Baid notes were
given, has in part failed.
THOMAS A. YOW.
May 12,1849. 1 4t
N ew Store.
nviTGAmr * ?
ac '&'/%. m ijoic
Have just opened a line stock of NEW
GOODS, in the Store lately occupied by
W. D. Steele, which they respectfully
invito their friends and the public to call
and examine before purchasing elsewhere,
as their object is to sell.
Pickens, C. II., S. C. )
May 18, 1849. ] 1 tf
Sow your Dimks and rkap your Dollars?A
Penny saved rs a Penny
TEN POUNDS good PvIO COFFER
will be given for One Dollar, and other
uuuuh ;tt corresponding prices, at the
NEW CHEAP CASH STORE,
I>ICKRN*8 c. n.
BENSON <fc TAYLOR.
Pickens C. H., S. C. )
May 18, 1819. J 1 If
Cheap as the Cheapest!
Tub subscriber respectfully informs
bis friends and the public generally, that
he is receiving at short intervals a
HANDSOME SELECTION OF
Hardware & Cutlery,
CROCKERY AND GLASS WARE,
Drugs and Medicines,
&C. (fee. &c.
All selected expressly for this market and
will be sold positively as cheap aa the
cheapest for cash.
8. K. McFALL.
Pickens C. H., H. C. )
May 18, 1849. J 1 tf
Look At this!
The firm of Thompson <fc Keith havinpr
been dissolved, those indebted to it "will
do well to call and settle with
E. M. KEITH.
May 18, 1849. 1 4t
Remaining in the Post Offlco at Pickcns O.
II., Quarter ending 31st March, 1819, which if
not taken out within three months will l>o sont
to the Post-Office Department as dead letter*.
Isaac Anderson, Wm, Hamilton,
Alston Be; lay, Mrs. Mary 0. Holland,
Richard 6ottroll, Daniel Moody,
Thomas Cnrdev llcnry Morton,
Maxwell Chnstaiu, Daniel McKinnoy,
Richard Dodnon, Mrs. Ann Perry,
Jacob Ellenburg, .label F. Parks,
.John Garret, Mr*. Mary Rogers,
Jp880 Uunnicutfc, Rial See.
P. ALEXANDER, P. M.
May 18, 1849. 1 8t
WriEUKAS, G. W. Taylor hath applied
to mo to grant him Lottere of Administration,
on the Estate of Joseph Taylor,
Into of Pickens District, deceased. The
kindred and creditors are cited to appear
before me on 21st instant, to show cause,
if any they can, why said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, 7th May,.
W. D. STEELE, o. r. i>.
Ordinary's Office, ^
i lOKcns \j. n. a. U. ) 1 It
JtS the commom i'l.bas
Henry Whitmire, ) Dec. in Attachment.
vb. \ E. M. Keith
John Bishop. ) Pl'ffs Att'v.
The Plaintiff having this dny fJed hia
declaration in myoftLs, nnd the defendant
havinj? neither wifo nnr AtfAmow
knowiflo be in this State,?On motion;
It ia ordered, that the defendant do ap-?
pear, end plead or demur to the Raid declaration,
within a year and a day from
tht?dato, or Judgment, will be entered by
W. L. KK1TH, o. o. *,
Clerk's Office, )
Mat 10. mo. f i
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